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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB.DIE-282 HD Camcorder Instruction Manual Please read also the Digital Video Software instruction manual (on PDF file).
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved WEEE scheme or your household waste disposal service. For more information regarding return and recycling of WEEE products, please visit (EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
  • Page 3: Enjoying High-Definition Video With Your Dvd Camcorder

    Enjoying High-Definition Video with your DVD Camcorder Recording HD video with your DVD camcorder may seem a bit complicated at first. Actually, you need to make just two simple choices and you can start recording right away. The first choice is what disc type – or physical media – to use. The second choice is what image quality –...
  • Page 4 DVD player that is not compatible with AVCHD specifications as you may not be able to eject the disc. "Full HD 1080" refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high- definition (HD) video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). SD Quality Standard definition allows you to record video in DVD-VIDEO mode using MPEG-2 compression.
  • Page 5 The camcorder's performance was tested** with single-layered discs using the supplied discs and Hitachi-Maxell HG series DVD discs; and with dual-layered discs using Canon DVD-R DL54 discs and Verbatim DVD-R DL discs. For further details, contact directly the manufacturer's customer support center. Note that...
  • Page 6 Available features depend on the DVD disc used Disc Type DVD-R, DVD-R DL DVD-RW Disc Quality VIDEO VIDEO Disc Specifications mode mode mode Editing scenes with this camcorder (deleting – – scenes, dividing scenes, etc.) ( Deleting a scene immediately after recording –...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction _________________________________ Enjoying High-Definition Video with your DVD Camcorder About this Manual Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories Components Guide Screen Displays Preparations ________________________________ Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack Preparing the Accessories and the Wireless Controller Basic Operation of the Camcorder Power Switch Operating Modes...
  • Page 9 Video ______________________________________ Basic Recording Shooting Video Selecting the Recording Mode Selecting the Aspect Ratio of your Recordings (16:9 Widescreen or 4:3) Zooming Quick Start Function Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Just Recorded Basic Playback Playing Back the Video Deleting Scenes On-Screen Displays (Data Code) Menu Options Lists FUNC.
  • Page 10 Video (cont.) ________________________________ Disc Playback on an External Device Changing the Disc Title Finalizing the Disc Disc Playback on External Devices Unfinalizing the Disc - Additional Recordings on a Finalized Disc Photos _____________________________________ Basic Recording Taking Photos Selecting Photo Size and Quality Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded Basic Playback Viewing Photos...
  • Page 11 External Connections _________________________ Connecting to a TV or VCR Connection Diagrams Playback on a TV Screen Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder Connecting to a Computer PC Connection Diagrams Corel Application Disc - Movie Playback/Editing and Various Disc Operations Transferring Photos - Direct Transfer Transfer Orders Additional Information ________________________...
  • Page 12: About This Manual

    Introduction About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the CanonHR10. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table ( 98). Conventions Used in this Manual •...
  • Page 13: Supplied Accessories

    Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories CA-570 Compact Power BP-214 Battery Pack Adapter (incl. power cord) Lithium Button Battery WL-D86 Wireless Controller CR2025 for Wireless Controller CTC-100/S Component STV-100 Stereo Video Cable Cable Yellow • Red • White plugs Red •...
  • Page 14: Components Guide

    Introduction Components Guide Left side view QUICK START button and standby lamp FUNC. button ( 24, 42) DISP. button ( 41, 78) (print/share) button ( 83, 94) HDMI OUT terminal ( 90, 92) AV OUT terminal ( Terminal cover COMPONENT OUT terminal ( USB terminal ( BATT.
  • Page 15 Back view PLAY mode indicator (green) ( Joystick ( CAMERA mode indicator (red) ( LCD screen ( (fast reverse) button ( 38) / Zoom out W (wide-angle) button ( (fast forward) button ( 38) / Zoom in T (telephoto) button ( (play/pause) button ( 38) / START/STOP button (...
  • Page 16 Introduction Wireless Controller WL-D86 START/STOP button ( FUNC. button ( MENU button ( PLAYLIST button ( Navigation buttons ( PREV./NEXT buttons: Scene skip ( 39)/ Index screen page up/down ( Reverse SEARCH button ( 39) / Reverse SLOW button ( PLAY button ( PAUSE...
  • Page 17: Screen Displays

    Screen Displays Recording Movies Operating mode ( Recording program ( 52, 54) White balance ( Image effect ( Digital effects ( Recording mode ( Still image quality/size (simultaneous recording) ( Disc quality and specification ( HD mode (High definition) VIDEO mode (Standard definition) VR mode (Standard definition, DVD-RW only) Disc type DVD-R,...
  • Page 18 Introduction Recording Still Images Zoom ( 35), Exposure Recording program ( 52, 54) Light metering mode ( White balance ( Image effect ( Digital effects ( Drive mode ( Still image quality/size ( Instant AF ( 45), MF Manual focus ( Viewing Still Images Number of still images available on the memory card...
  • Page 19 25F progressive frame rate • When viewing the still images, the display will When recording in high definition, select the 25F always be in green. progressive frame rate to give your recordings a • Depending on the recording conditions, the cinematic look ( 46).
  • Page 20: Preparations

    Preparations This chapter describes basic operations, such as navigating the menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your camcorder. Getting Started CHG (charge) Getting Started indicator Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 21: Preparing The Accessories And The Wireless Controller

    on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, NCE THE BATTERY PACK IS FULLY CHARGED etc. 1 Disconnect the compact power NOTES adapter from the camcorder. 2 Unplug the power cord from the • The CHG (charge) indicator also serves power outlet and the compact as a rough estimate of the charge power adapter.
  • Page 22 Preparations Point the wireless controller at the Attach the supplied shoulder camcorder’s remote sensor when strap. you press the buttons. Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the NOTES strap. • The wireless controller may not work Using the Wireless Controller properly when the remote sensor is situated under strong light sources or...
  • Page 23: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    indicator) and playback (PLAY - green Basic Operation of the Camcorder Basic Operation of the indicator). Camcorder Power Switch Operating Modes The camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the switch and the position of the switch. In this Lock button manual, indicates that a function is available in the operating mode shown...
  • Page 24: Joystick And Joystick Guide

    Preparations Joystick and Joystick Guide Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can Push the joystick up, down, left or right be adjusted from the menus that open ) to select an item or change settings. after pressing the FUNC. button FUNC.
  • Page 25 that will appear on the screen Select ( ) the setting you want (such as the icon, small to change and press ( arrows, etc.). • The orange selection bar indicates the menu setting currently FUNC. Press to save the settings selected.
  • Page 26: First Time Settings

    Preparations • The date appears in a year-month-day First Time Settings First Time Settings format only in the first setup screen. In subsequent screen displays the date and time will appear as day-month-year (for example, [1.JAN.2007 12:00 AM]). You can change the date format ( 51).
  • Page 27: Changing The Time Zone

    Select ( ) [LANGUAGE ] and O SET THE HOME TIME ZONE press ( Select ( ) the desired 5 Make sure that the time zone is option and press ( selected. 6 Select ( ) the area that FUNC. Press to close the menu.
  • Page 28: Getting Ready To Start Recording

    Preparations Getting Ready to Start Recording NOTES Getting Ready to Start Recording About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, Adjusting the Position and Brightness with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than of the LCD Screen 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or...
  • Page 29: Inserting And Removing A Disc

    Insert the disc and press its center Inserting and Removing a Disc firmly until it clicks in place. • Insert the disc with the recording side facing down (single sided discs – label side facing out). Use only 8 cm mini DVD discs marked •...
  • Page 30 Preparations Removing the Disc You cannot initialize the disc if the remaining battery charge appears as . Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. Select ( ) the quality to be used for recording the disc. For a comparison between HD and SD quality, refer to Decide what image quality you want to use ( •...
  • Page 31: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    IMPORTANT Inserting and Removing a Memory Card • Make sure to initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder Only miniSD cards can be used with 81). this camcorder. • Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder.
  • Page 32: Basic Recording

    Video This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies, including recording, playback, menu options, and disc operations. Move the switch to Basic Recording Basic Recording (Movies). START/STOP Press to begin recording. • The recording starts; press Shooting Video START/STOP again to pause the recording.
  • Page 33 - Do not subject the camcorder to Using the Viewfinder vibrations or strong impacts. - Do not open the disc cover and do not When recording in bright places it remove the disc. may be difficult to use the LCD - Do not disconnect the power source screen.
  • Page 34: Selecting The Recording Mode

    Video FUNC. Press Selecting the Recording Mode Select ( ) the recording mode icon. The camcorder offers 4 recording Select ( ) the desired recording modes in high definition and mode. 3 recording modes in standard FUNC. Press again to save the definition.
  • Page 35: Zooming

    Zooming FUNC. POINTS TO CHECK Default value CAMERA SETUP : In addition to the optical WIDESCREEN zoom, the digital zoom is also available 44). FUNC. Press Select ( ) the icon and press ) to open the setup menus. Select ( ) [CAMERA SETUP] and press ( Select (...
  • Page 36: Quick Start Function

    Video panel. The zoom speed will be the same When you wish to resume QUICK START as with the camcorder or fixed at recording, press SPEED 3] (when [ VARIABLE] is again. selected). Within approx. 1 second, the • When set to [ VARIABLE], the zoom camcorder is ready in record pause speed will be faster in record pause...
  • Page 37: Reviewing And Deleting The Last Scene Just Recorded

    Deleting a Scene Right After Recording It Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Just Recorded POINTS TO CHECK Even in mode you can play back the last scene just recorded in Disc type: DVD-RW order to check it. If you are using a DVD-RW disc, you can also delete the Immediately after recording a scene: scene while reviewing it.
  • Page 38: Basic Playback

    Video The playback will start from the Basic Playback Basic Playback scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene recorded. URING PLAYBACK Playing Back the Video 5 Press again to pause the playback. 6 Press to stop the playback and return to the scene index screen.
  • Page 39 Special Playback Modes To enter most special playback modes you need to operate the buttons on the wireless controller ( 16). There is no sound during the special playback modes. On the camcorder On the wireless Special playback mode Initial mode press…...
  • Page 40: Deleting Scenes

    Video Deleting All Scenes Deleting Scenes POINTS TO CHECK If you are using a DVD-RW disc, you can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping. Disc type: DVD-RW Deleting a Single Scene Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only) POINTS TO CHECK To delete all the scenes from the original index screen, perform the...
  • Page 41: On-Screen Displays (Data Code)

    IMPORTANT On-Screen Displays (Data Code) Be careful when deleting original recordings. Once deleted, an original The camcorder keeps a data code scene cannot be recovered. containing the date and time and other camera data (shutter speed, aperture, NOTES etc.) registered at the time of recording. You can select the data to be displayed.
  • Page 42: Menu Options Lists

    Video Menu Options Lists Menu Options Lists White balance Menu items not available appear grayed Mode switch: P out in the FUNC. menu or in black in the AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT], setup menus. For details about how to SHADE], [ CLOUDY], select an item, refer to Using the Menus TUNGSTEN], [...
  • Page 43 Drive mode Still image size/quality Mode switch: P Size: SINGLE], [ CONT.SHOOT.], [LW 1920x1080], [L 2048x1536], HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.], [M 1440x1080], [S 640x480] AEB] Quality: SUPER FINE], [ FINE], Recording mode NORMAL] ADD TO PLAYLIST Disc quality: HD HIGH QUALITY 12 Mbps], HIGH QUALITY 9 Mbps], Disc type: STANDARD PLAY 7 Mbps],...
  • Page 44: Setup Menus

    Video Setup Menus DELETE Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) CAMERA SETUP Disc type: Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only) A.SL SHUTTER Delete a scene. SLIDESHOW Mode switch: AUTO or P (only in the [ PROGRAM AE] recording program) ON], [ OFF] [CANCEL], [START]...
  • Page 45 • When activated, the camcorder will AF MODE switch automatically to the digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range. • With the digital zoom the image is INSTANT AF], [ NORMAL AF] digitally processed, so the image Select how fast the autofocus will resolution will deteriorate the more operate.
  • Page 46 CINE ON], [ OFF] MODE] recording program ( 52), the cinematic look will be enhanced. SELF TIMER This frame rate is different from the 25F mode featured in Canon HDV camcorders. ], [ OFF] AF AST LAMP AUTO], [ OFF]...
  • Page 47: Disc Operations (Initialization, Finalization Etc.)

    WIND SCREEN DISC INITIALIZE Mode switch: P Disc type: AUTO], [ [HD], [SD], [CANCEL] The camcorder automatically reduces After selecting [SD]: the background sound of wind when [VIDEO], [VR], [CANCEL] recording outdoors. FINALIZE • The wind screen cannot be turned off when the mode switch is set to AUTO.
  • Page 48: Display Setup (Lcd Brightness, Language, Etc.)

    Video Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) DISPLAY SETUP DISC PROTECT BRIGHTNESS Disc type: Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only) Adjusts the brightness of the LCD [NO], [YES] screen. • Adjust ( ) the brightness to your DISC TITLE preference.
  • Page 49: System Setup (Volume, Beep, Etc.)

    System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.) SYSTEM SETUP MARKERS WL.REMOTE OFF], [ LEVEL(WHT)], LEVEL(GRY)], [ GRID(WHT)], ON], [ GRID(GRY)] Allows the camcorder to be operated You can display a grid or a horizontal with the wireless controller. line at the center of the screen. The markers are available in white or gray.
  • Page 50 Video • In standby mode, the camcorder will CONTINUOUS]: Image numbers shut off after the time selected for the will continue from the number following STANDBY OFF] setting. that of the last image recorded with the camcorder. STANDBY OFF • If the memory card you insert already contains an image with a larger number, a new image will be assigned a number one higher than that of the...
  • Page 51: Date/Time Setup

    Date/Time Setup DATE/TIME SETUP COMP.OUT 576i], [ 1080i/576i] T.ZONE/DST You can select the video specifications to use when connecting the camcorder DATE/TIME to a high-definition TV using the component video connection. DATE FORMAT 576i]: To use the 576i specification [Y.M.D (2007.1.1 AM 12:00)], (standard definition).
  • Page 52: Additional Functions

    Video Special Scene Recording Programs Additional Functions Additional Functions Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording Cinema Mode and Special Scene program.
  • Page 53 PORTRAIT] BEACH] The camcorder Use this mode to uses a large record on a sunny aperture, achieving beach. It prevents a focus on the the subject from subject while blurring other distracting being underexposed. details. SPORTS] SUNSET] Use this mode to Use this mode to record sports record sunsets in...
  • Page 54: Flexible Recording: Changing The Aperture And Shutter Speed

    Video • [ FIREWORKS] SHUTTER-PRIO.AE] - To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Make sure Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder to use a tripod especially in automatically sets the appropriate aperture mode, as the shutter value. speed slows down.
  • Page 55: Mini Video Light

    Shutter speed guidelines the brightness of the picture may change abruptly. Note that on screen only the • [ SHUTTER-PRIO.AE] denominator is displayed – [ 250] - If you use a slow shutter speed in dark indicates a shutter speed of 1/250 places, you can obtain a brighter second, etc.
  • Page 56: Self Timer

    Video The camcorder will record the still NOTES image after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen. We recommend not using the mini video light while the optional Wide-converter is * 2 seconds when using the wireless attached; its shadow can appear on the controller.
  • Page 57: Manual Exposure Adjustment

    FOCUS FOCUS NEXT NEXT If the joystick guide does not If the joystick guide does not appear on screen, press ( ) to appear on screen, press ( ) to display it. display it. Keep the joystick pushed ( Push the joystick ( ) toward toward [FOCUS] for more than 2 [FOCUS].
  • Page 58: White Balance

    Video Mode switch: P (except for the Special Scene recording programs) Options Default value NEXT AUTO] Settings are automatically set by the If the joystick guide does not camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor scenes. appear on screen, press ( ) to display it.
  • Page 59: Image Effects

    • Depending on the type of fluorescent Icon of the currently selected FUNC. light, optimal color balance may not be White Balance obtained with [ FLUORESCENT] or FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks unnatural, adjust it using [ AUTO] or FUNC.
  • Page 60: Digital Effects

    Video SOFT SKIN DETAIL] Digital Effects Softens the details in the skin tone area for a more complimentary appearance. To obtain the POINTS TO CHECK best effect, use this setting when recording a person in close-up. Note that areas similar to the skin color may lack in detail.
  • Page 61 effects or change the recording program. Push the joystick ( ) toward Setting record pause mode ( ), then press START/STOP to start recording with a FUNC. fade in. Icon of the currently selected FUNC. Digital Effect Push the joystick ( ) toward while START/STOP...
  • Page 62: Managing Scenes And The Disc

    Video playlist. To add all scenes, there is no Managing Scenes and the Disc Managing Scenes and the Disc need to select any particular scene. FUNC. Creating a Playlist FUNC. ADD TO PLAYLIST Create a playlist to easily edit your Desired option movies.
  • Page 63: Dividing Scenes

    screen, select ( ) the scene to From the original index screen, select move. ) the scene to divide. To divide a scene only in the playlist, press FUNC. first, and then select the PLAYLIST scene. FUNC. FUNC. MOVE Move ( ) the orange FUNC.
  • Page 64: Initializing The Disc

    Video Disc quality: [HD] or [SD] POINTS TO CHECK Disc specifications (only after selecting [SD] quality): [VIDEO] or [VR] For a detailed explanation, refer to Decide what image quality you want to Disc type: DVD-RW use ( Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only) FUNC.
  • Page 65: Disc Playback On An External Device

    FUNC. Otherwise, pressing will open the Disc Playback on an External Device Disc Playback on an External menu directly on the setup menus screen. Device ** Select one character at a time and press ) to add it to the title. Select [BACKSPACE] and press ( ) to delete the character to the left of the cursor’s position.
  • Page 66 Video • Depending on the type of disc and the FUNC. disc specification, after finalizing the disc you may not be able to initialize the disc, edit your recordings or add new recordings to the disc. FUNC. MENU* • Do not finalize with this camcorder discs that were not recorded using it.
  • Page 67: Disc Playback On External Devices

    ’ OMPUTER DRIVE Disc Playback on External Devices 1 Insert a finalized disc in the DVD drive. After finalizing the disc you can play it 2 Run the DVD playback software. on DVD devices compatible with the type of disc you used and the disc Refer also to the instruction manual quality and specifications you selected.
  • Page 68: Unfinalizing The Disc - Additional Recordings On A Finalized Disc

    Video Discs that Can be Unfinalized NOTES DVD-R/DVD-R DL – In order to play the disc on a computer you need to have DVD playback software DVD-RW installed and running. Also, in order to play HD quality back a DVD-R DL you must have a DVD DVD-RW drive capable of reading dual-layered DVD SD quality...
  • Page 69: Basic Recording

    Photos Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – from capturing and playing back images to printing them. PHOTO Press halfway. Basic Recording Basic Recording • Once the focus is automatically adjusted, will turn green and one or more AF frames will appear. •...
  • Page 70: Selecting Photo Size And Quality

    Photos Default value Selecting Photo Size and Quality 2048x1536/FINE Still images are recorded on the FUNC. memory card using JPEG compression. As a general rule select a larger image size for higher quality. Select the [LW 1920x1080] size for photos with an Icon of the currently selected FUNC.
  • Page 71: Erasing The Last Photo Just Recorded

    NOTES Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded • Depending on the number of images on the memory card (Windows: 1,800 You can erase the still image recorded images or more; Macintosh: 1,000 last while reviewing it within the time set images or more), you may not be able to for the [REVIEW] option (or immediately transfer images to a computer.
  • Page 72: Basic Playback

    Photos Basic Playback O RUN THROUGH THE STILL IMAGES Basic Playback Viewing Photos Push the joystick ( ) and hold it pressed down to run quickly through the still images. O SKIP STILL IMAGES 1 If the joystick guide does not appear on screen, press ( ) to Move the...
  • Page 73: Magnifying Photos During Playback

    Index Screen IMPORTANT Move the zoom lever toward W. • Avoid the following actions while the The still images index screen card access display ( ) appears on appears. screen, and when the CARD access Select ( ) an image. indicator is on or flashing.
  • Page 74: Erasing Photos

    Photos Erasing All Images • To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T. To reduce The following procedure will erase all the magnification to less than 2 the non-protected still images from the times, move the zoom lever toward memory card (all images except those with the mark).
  • Page 75: Additional Functions

    If the joystick guide does not Additional Functions Additional Functions appear on screen, press ( ) to display it. Push the joystick ( ) toward • If does not appear on the Flash joystick guide, repeatedly push the joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display it.
  • Page 76: Continuous Shooting And Exposure Bracketing (Drive Mode)

    Photos Options in order to enable the camcorder to Default value focus more accurately (AF-assist lamp). SINGLE] You can also set [AF AST LAMP] to OFF] so the assist lamp does not Records a single still image. light up ( 46).
  • Page 77: Automatic Focus Priority

    Options ONTINUOUS HOOTING Default value PEED ONTINUOUS HOOTING ON:AiAF] (Mode switch: , AUTO) PHOTO 1 Press halfway to activate Depending on the shooting conditions, one or the autofocus. more AF frames out of the nine frames PHOTO 2 Press fully and hold it available are automatically selected and the pressed down.
  • Page 78: Light Metering Mode

    Photos Icon of the currently selected Light Metering Mode FUNC. Light Metering Mode The camcorder measures the light FUNC. Desired option reflected from the subject in order to calculate the optimal exposure settings. Depending on the subject, you may want to change the way the light is Histogram and Other Screen Displays measured and evaluated.
  • Page 79: Capturing A Still Image While Recording Movies

    O SELECT THE ON SCREEN DISPLAYS FUNC. Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the on- screen displays on and off in the Icon of the currently selected following sequence. FUNC. Still Image Simultaneous Recording option • All displays on • All displays off Desired image size* •...
  • Page 80: Capturing A Still Image From The Playback Scene

    Photos NOTES Capturing a Still Image from the Playback Scene • The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time of recording of the original scene. You can capture frames from a scene • The still image cannot be captured on recorded in HD quality as still images the memory card if [TV TYPE] is set to on the memory card.
  • Page 81: Initializing The Memory Card

    ROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN Initializing the Memory Card 1 Select ( ) the still image you want to protect. Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first 2 Press ( ) to protect the still time, or to erase all the still images on image.
  • Page 82: Printing Photos

    87). Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA printers marked with the PictBridge You can also use the following logo.
  • Page 83: Selecting The Print Settings

    Printing with the (Print/Share) IMPORTANT Button • If continues to flash (for more than 1 You can print a still image without minute) or if does not appear, the changing the settings simply by camcorder is not correctly connected to pressing the printer.
  • Page 84 Printing Multiple Images on the Same Sheet [2-UP], [4-UP], etc. When using Canon printers you can print the same still image multiple times on the same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended number of copies depending on the [ PAPER SIZE] setting.
  • Page 85 If an error occurs while printing, an error If the joystick guide does not message appears ( 105). appear on screen, press ( ) to - Canon’s PictBridge-compatible printers: display it. Resolve the error. When printing does Push the joystick ( ) toward not resume automatically, select The print settings menu appears.
  • Page 86: Trimming Settings

    Photos • Observe the following precautions until the trimming frame during printing: disappears. - Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer. - Do not change the position of the switch. - Do not disconnect the USB cable. - Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
  • Page 87: Print Orders

    3 Set ( ) the number of copies Print Orders desired and press ( To cancel the print order, set ( the number of copies to 0. You can mark in advance the still 4 Repeat steps 1-3 to mark images you want to print and set the additional images with print orders desired number of copies as a print...
  • Page 88 Photos Erasing All Print Orders NOTES • Depending on the connected printer, you can change some print settings before step 4 ( 83). • Cancel Printing/Printing Errors ( FUNC. 85). • Restarting Printing: Open the print settings menu as explained in steps 2-3 above.
  • Page 89: External Connections

    External Connections This chapter explains step-by-step how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. Connecting to a TV or VCR Connecting to a TV or VCR COMPONENT OUT Terminal The component video terminal is for video only. When you use connection type do not forget the audio connections using the AV OUT terminal.
  • Page 90: Connection Diagrams

    External Connections Connection Diagrams High Definition TV Sets (HDTV) Terminal on the Terminal on the Connecting Cable Camcorder Connected Device Output connection (signal flow ) to an HDTV with component video input terminals. Pr/Cr Pb/Cb Blue CTC-100/S Component Cable (supplied) Green AUDIO White...
  • Page 91: Playback On A Tv Screen

    Standard Definition TV Sets Terminal on the Terminal on the Connecting Cable Camcorder Connected Device Output connection (signal flow ) to a TV or VCR with AV terminals. VIDEO Yellow AUDIO White STV-100 Stereo Video Cable (supplied) Output connection (signal flow ) to a TV or VCR with SCART terminal.
  • Page 92 External Connections Playback • Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected TV. Turn on the camcorder and the • You can play back discs recorded in HD connected TV or VCR. quality not only on HDTVs but also on standard TVs.
  • Page 93: Copying Your Recordings To An External Video Recorder

    NOTES Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. You can copy your recordings by • By default, the on-screen displays will connecting the camcorder to a VCR or be embedded in the output video signal, a digital video device.
  • Page 94: Connecting To A Computer

    External Connections Connecting to a Computer Connecting to a Computer PC Connection Diagrams USB Terminal Open the LCD panel to access. Terminal on the Terminal on the Connecting Cable Camcorder Connected Device Output connection (signal flow ) to a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer with an USB port. USB Cable (supplied) Application Disc Installation Guide and...
  • Page 95 Preparations - Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer. The first time you connect the - Do not change the position of the camcorder to the computer, you need switch or the operating mode. to install the software and set the auto- •...
  • Page 96 External Connections Transferring Images UTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS ALL IMAGES] When you select [ ALL IMAGES], NEW IMAGES] or [ TRANSFER Transfers all still images. ORDERS], all the relevant still images will be transferred to the computer in NEW IMAGES] one batch and their thumbnails will be displayed on the computer.
  • Page 97: Transfer Orders

    ROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN NOTES • You can press ( ) to transfer the 1 Select ( ) the still image you images, instead of . With the want to mark with a transfer order. automatic transfer options a 2 Press ( ) to set the transfer confirmation message appears.
  • Page 98: Additional Information

    Trouble? Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Power Source Problem Solution • Camcorder will not turn on.
  • Page 99 Recording Problem Solution flashes red on the screen. The camcorder has malfunctioned. Consult a Canon Service Center. – Horizontal bands appear on the This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording – screen.
  • Page 100 Additional Information Problem Solution Pressing will not start Set the camcorder to mode. START/STOP recording. Load a recommended disc. The disc is full (“ END” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings (DVD-RW in HD quality, or SD quality (VR mode)) to free some space or replace the disc.
  • Page 101 Problem Solution Cannot add scenes to the playlist. You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the playlist. – Remove the disc protection. Unfinalize the disc (DVD-RW in HD quality). Cannot divide the scene. You cannot edit or delete scenes on a disc that was recorded or protected –...
  • Page 102 Additional Information Problem Solution There is no sound from the TV. When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100/S Component Cable, make sure to connect also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the STV-100 Stereo Video Cable. The camcorder is connected using Disconnect the HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the –...
  • Page 103: List Of Messages

    Printing Problem Solution The printer is not operating even Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the printer. After – though the camcorder and printer are a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to mode correctly connected.
  • Page 104 Additional Information Message Explanation TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the – CANNOT PLAY BACK camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use. CANNOT DIVIDE THE SCENE You may not be able to divide very short scenes. –...
  • Page 105 USB cable. Direct Print Related Messages About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
  • Page 106 The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. INK ABSORBER FULL Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the printer) to replace the ink absorber. • FILE ERROR You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another camcorder, has a •...
  • Page 107: Handling Precautions

    properly, consult qualified service Do’s and Don’ts Handling Precautions personnel. • Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration as this may cause Camcorder damage. • Do not touch the pick up lens. • Do not subject the camcorder to Battery Pack vibrations or strong impacts while the DISC access indicator is on or...
  • Page 108 Additional Information discharge the battery pack fully and • Keep the disc clean of dust, dirt or to store it in a dry place at smudges. Even very small smudges temperatures no higher than 30 °C. If or particles of dust can lead to you do not use the battery pack for problems when recording or playing long periods, charge and discharge it...
  • Page 109 Do not defects or exposure to static recharge, disassemble, heat above electricity. Canon Inc. makes no 100 °C or incinerate the battery. warranties for corrupted or lost data. • Replace the battery with a CR2025 •...
  • Page 110: Maintenance/Others

    Additional Information Maintenance/Others Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the Storage date/time and other settings. The built- in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will If you do not intend to use the become totally discharged if you do not camcorder for a long time, store it in a use the camcorder for about 3 months.
  • Page 111: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    O AVOID CONDENSATION with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon • Do not expose the camcorder to Service Center for information on plug sudden or extreme changes in adapters for overseas use.
  • Page 112 Additional Information Region, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Montenegro, Mozambique, the Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen,...
  • Page 113: System Diagram

    General Information System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area) WS-20 Wrist Strap CG-300E Battery Charger SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap BP-208, BP-214, BP-218 Battery Pack CA-570 Compact Power Adapter WL-D86 Wireless Controller STV-100 Stereo Video Cable SCART VCR/DVD recorder Adapter WD-H37C DTC-100 D Terminal Cable Wide-converter TV/HDTV...
  • Page 114: Optional Accessories

    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 115 Recording and Playback Times The recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc.
  • Page 116 Additional Information TL-H37 Tele-converter This Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5. • The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converter is attached. • The minimum focusing distance with the TL-H37 is 2.3 m;...
  • Page 117 SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon- brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
  • Page 118: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications HR10 System Disc Recording System AVCHD (all disc types) Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch DVD-VIDEO (all disc types) DVD-VR (only with DVD-RW discs) Video Compression: MPEG-2 Audio Compression: Dolby Digital 2ch Television System...
  • Page 119: Memory Card

    AF System Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]); Manual focus available Minimum Focusing Distance 1 m; 1 cm on maximum wide angle White Balance Auto white balance, custom white balance and preset white balance settings: DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H Minimum Illumination 0.2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
  • Page 120 Additional Information Power/Others Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter) Power consumption 5.6 W (viewfinder, normal brightness), 5.7 W (LCD screen, normal brightness) (SP mode, AF on) Operating temperature 0 – 40 °C Dimensions (W x H x D) 65 x 93 x 133 mm excluding the grip belt Weight (camcorder body only)
  • Page 121: Index

    Index Data code ..... . . 41 Date and time ....26 Date format .
  • Page 122 Additional Information Index screen Print order ..... . . 87 Movies..... . . 38 Print/share button .
  • Page 123 Sunset (recording program) ..53 White balance ....58 Wide angle..... . . 35 Telephoto .
  • Page 124 P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, the Netherlands Canon UK Ltd. CCI Service Centre, Unit 130 Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, England Telephone 0870-241-2161 Canon Australia Pty. Ltd. Info-Line: 131383 Canon New Zealand Ltd. Customer Care: (09) 489 0470

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