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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB.DIE-218 English Digital Video Camcorder English Instruction Manual Introduction Basic Functions Advanced Functions Editing Using a Mini Digital Memory Card Video Cassette Direct Printing Please read also the following instruction manual. • Digital Video Software Transferring Images Additional Information Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Important Usage Instructions Introduction WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3: Using This Manual

    Using this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon MV880Xi/MV880X. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Change the display language before you begin ( 72). Symbols and References Used in This Manual : Precautions related to the camcorder operation.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction Using this Manual ....................3 Checking Supplied Accessories ..............6 Components Guide..................7 Basic Functions Preparations Preparing the Power Supply................11 Loading/Unloading a Cassette ..............14 Installing the Backup Battery .................15 Preparing the Camcorder ................16 Using the Wireless Controller ................18 Adjusting the LCD Screen ................19 Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time............20 Recording Recording Movies on a Tape .................23...
  • Page 5 Editing Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ..........75 Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) ................77 Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing)....78 Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ................80 Audio Dubbing ....................82 Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer ..........85 Using a Memory Card Inserting and Removing a Memory Card............86 Selecting the Image Quality/Size..............87...
  • Page 6: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking Supplied Accessories CA-570 Compact NB-2LH Battery Pack Lithium Button Battery WL-D85 Wireless Power Adapter CR1616 Controller (incl. power cord) Lithium Button Battery Lens Cap and Lens SS-900 Shoulder Strap STV-250N Stereo CR2025 for Wireless Cap Cord Video Cable Controller PC-A10 SCART IFC-300PCU USB MMC-16M...
  • Page 7: Components Guide

    Memory card slot ( (play/pause) button ( Battery attachment unit ( 11) / DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button Serial number DC IN terminal ( AE SHIFT button ( 49) / MENU button ( END SEARCH button ( * MV880Xi only. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 8 Dioptric adjustment lever ( Finger rest Viewfinder ( TAPE/CARD switch ( BATT. button ( Using a tape Power switch ( Using a memory card Cassette compartment cover ( PHOTO button ( Cassette compartment ( Strap mount ( OPEN/EJECT switch ( Grip belt ( Zoom lever ( Start/stop button (...
  • Page 9 Terminal cover AV terminal ( Remote sensor ( DV terminal ( Assist lamp ( USB terminal ( 110, 120) Stereo microphone Tripod socket ( Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 10 Wireless Controller WL-D85 START/ STOP PHOTO ZOOM CARD DATE SEARCH PLAY STOP PAUSE SLOW ZERO SET AUDIO DUB. TV SCREEN MEMORY WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL - D85 Transmitter ZERO SET MEMORY button ( START/STOP button ( 23, 95) PHOTO button ( CARD –/+ buttons ( 100) Zoom buttons (...
  • Page 11: Preparing The Power Supply

    Basic Functions Preparing the Power Supply Preparations Attaching the Battery Pack 1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF. 2. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder. • Remove the terminal cover of the battery pack. • Press lightly and slide it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
  • Page 12: Using A Household Power Source

    Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without worrying about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed. 1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF. 2.
  • Page 13 Charging, Recording and Playback Times Below times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or playback conditions. Battery Pack NB-2LH NB-2L BP-2L12 BP-2L14 Charging Time 130 min. 115 min. 205 min. 235 min. Max. Recording Time Viewfinder 115 min. 95 min.
  • Page 14: Loading/unloading A Cassette

    Loading/Unloading a Cassette Use only videocassettes marked with the logo. 1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT switch and Tape protection tab open the cassette compartment cover. The cassette compartment opens automatically. 2. Load/unload the cassette. • Load the cassette with the window facing the grip belt.
  • Page 15: Installing The Backup Battery

    Installing the Backup Battery The backup battery (lithium button battery CR1616) allows the camcorder to retain date, time ( ) and other camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected. Connect a power source to the camcorder when replacing the backup battery to retain the settings.
  • Page 16: Preparing The Camcorder

    Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment) 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. 2. Pull out the viewfinder. 3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever. 4. Push the viewfinder back in. Attaching the Lens Cap 1.
  • Page 17: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    Attaching the Shoulder Strap Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the strap. SS-900 Shoulder Strap Mounting the Wide Attachment The WA-28 Wide Attachment gives you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic views (0.6x). The wide attachment is for use at maximum wide-angle. Screw the wide attachment fully into the lens filter thread.
  • Page 18: Using The Wireless Controller

    Using the Wireless Controller Point it at the camcorder’s remote sensor when you press the buttons. Inserting the Battery The wireless controller operates with a lithium button battery CR2025. 1. Press the tab and pull out the battery holder. 2. Place the lithium button battery with the + side facing up.
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Adjusting the LCD Screen Rotating the LCD Screen Open the LCD panel 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel by 90 degrees outward. • You can rotate the panel by 180 degrees inward. LCD Backlight LCD BACKLIGHT button You can switch the brightness of the LCD screen between normal and bright by pressing the LCD BACKLIGHT button.
  • Page 20: Setting The Time Zone, Date And Time

    Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when you have replaced the backup battery. Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MENU SYSTEM...
  • Page 21 7. Press the MENU button to close the menu and to start the clock. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 1 10 11 12 13 Time zone Time zone LONDON WELLGTN (Wellington) PARIS SAMOA CAIRO HONOLU.
  • Page 22 Displaying Date and Time during Recording You can display the date and time in the lower left corner of the screen. CARD PLAY CARD CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CAMERA MENU DISPLAY SETUP/ D/T DISPLAY••OFF 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2.
  • Page 23: Recording

    Recording Movies on a Tape Recording Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary, clean the video heads ( 131). Recording 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
  • Page 24 About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or green dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
  • Page 25 5. Press the MENU button to close the menu. When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], some screen displays appear mirror- reversed. Screen Displays during Recording Remaining battery charge The battery symbol indicates the charge status of the battery pack. •...
  • Page 26 Reviewing and Searching when Recording REC SEARCH – button/ (record review) button REC SEARCH + button Record Review CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CAMERA In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your recording to check if it has been recorded properly.
  • Page 27: Zooming

    Zooming The camcorder is equipped with optical zoom and digital zoom. Zoom in Zoom out Zoom lever 14x Optical Zoom CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CAMERA Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wide- angle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto). Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom.
  • Page 28 56x/280x Digital Zoom When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder automatically switches between optical and digital zoom. With digital zoom, image resolution becomes lower the more you zoom Digital zoom cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CAMERA...
  • Page 29: Tips For Making Better Videos

    Tips for Making Better Videos Holding the Camcorder For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens.
  • Page 30: Playback

    Playing Back a Tape Playback If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette ( 131). 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to 2.
  • Page 31: Special Playback Modes

    Special Playback Modes PLAY STOP PAUSE SLOW (Playback Pause) To pause playback, press the button during normal playback. (Fast Forward Playback) / (Rewind Playback) Plays back the tape at 11.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). Press and hold the button during normal playback or fast forward.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via built-in speaker. The speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel. Speaker SET dial CARD CAMERA CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume.
  • Page 33: Playing Back On A Tv Screen

    Playing Back on a TV Screen TVs with SCART Terminal Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual. Signal flow STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) PC-A10 SCART Adapter 1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the PC-A10 SCART Adapter to the TV or VCR’s SCART terminal.
  • Page 34: Tvs With Audio/video Terminals

    TVs with Audio/Video Terminals Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual. VIDEO AUDIO Signal flow STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) 1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR.
  • Page 35 Selecting the Audio Output Channel You can select the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on two channels. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MENU AUDIO SETUP OUTPUT CH••••L/R 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2.
  • Page 36: Menus And Settings

    Advanced Functions Menus and Settings Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on the screen. SET dial MENU button Selecting Menus and Settings 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the SET dial to select a submenu and press the SET dial.
  • Page 37: Camera Menu

    Menu and Default Settings Default settings are shown in boldface. CAMERA MENU CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CAMERA Submenu Menu Item Setting Options D.EFFECT SETUP CARD MIX D.E.SELECT , FADER, EFFECT, MULTI-S FADER TYPE FADE-T, WIPE, CORNER, JUMP, FLIP, PUZZLE, ZIGZAG, BEAM, TIDE EFFECT TYPE ART, BLACK&WHITE, SEPIA, MOSAIC,...
  • Page 38 Submenu Menu Item Setting Options DISPLAY SETUP/ BRIGHTNESS LCD MIRROR ON, OFF TV SCREEN ON, OFF D/T DISPLAY ON, OFF LANGUAGE See list of languages. DATE FORMAT DEMO MODE ON, OFF SYSTEM WL.REMOTE ON, OFF BEEP ON, OFF T.ZONE/DST See list of time zones. D/TIME SET MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND...
  • Page 39 PLAY (VCR) MENU CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) * MV880Xi only. Submenu Menu Item Setting Options D.EFFECT SETUP D.E.SELECT , FADER, EFFECT, MULTI-S FADER TYPE FADE-T, WIPE, CORNER, JUMP, FLIP, PUZZLE, ZIGZAG, BEAM, TIDE EFFECT TYPE ART, BLACK&WHITE, SEPIA, MOSAIC,...
  • Page 40 Submenu Menu Item Setting Options SYSTEM WL.REMOTE ON, OFF BEEP ON, OFF T.ZONE/DST See list of time zones. D/TIME SET MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER.SOUND SELF-T SOUND Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 41 CARD CAMERA MENU CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD PLAY CARD CAMERA Submenu Menu Item Setting Options D.EFFECT SETUP EFFECT , BLACK&WHITE CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250 A.SL SHUTTER ON, OFF WHITE BAL. AUTO, SET , INDOOR , OUTDOOR FOCUS PRI. ON, OFF NIGHT MODE NIGHT,...
  • Page 42 Submenu Menu Item Setting Options MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER.SOUND SELF-T SOUND Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 43 ON, OFF T.ZONE/DST See list of time zones. D/TIME SET MY CAMERA CREATE START-UP IMAGE SEL.S-UP IMG NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE S-UP SOUND OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER.SOUND SELF-T SOUND PRINT Appears when connecting a printer with direct print function.
  • Page 44: Using The Recording Programs

    Using the Recording Programs Recording Easy Recording Program The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. Program AE Modes Auto The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically. However, you have the option of adjusting the settings manually.
  • Page 45 Program selector Availability of Functions in Each Mode: Recording Program Image Stabilizer (on) Focus White Balance Wind screen Shutter Speed AE Shift Digital Effects Card Mix : Available : Not available A: Auto setting : Can be used only in CAMERA mode. Shaded area Selecting the Easy Recording Program CARD PLAY...
  • Page 46 Selecting the Program AE Mode CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CAMERA 1. Set the program selector to 2. Press the SET dial. A list of the program AE modes appears. 3. Select a mode and press the SET dial. The symbol of the mode appears on the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Page 47: Using The Night Modes

    Using the Night Modes NIGHT Allows you to record in dark places where lights cannot be used, without sacrificing color. NIGHT+ The assist lamp lights up and stays on, allowing you to record in dark places without sacrificing color. S.NIGHT Allows you to record in very dark places without sacrificing color.
  • Page 48: Skin Detail Function

    Skin Detail Function When shooting close-ups of people, the camcorder automatically softens details to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections for a more complimentary appearance. CARD PLAY CARD CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CAMERA MENU CAMERA SETUP SKIN DETAIL••NORMAL Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SKIN DETAIL], set it to [SOFT] and close the menu.
  • Page 49: Adjusting The Ae Shift

    Adjusting the AE Shift You can adjust the AE (auto exposure) function to lighten or darken the image. This allows you to compensate for backlit or overexposed scenes. Available Levels: –2 to +2, in 0.25 intervals (excluding –1.75 and +1.75). AE SHIFT button SET dial CARD PLAY...
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    Adjusting the Focus Manually Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. Subjects with low Through Reflective Fast Moving Night Scenes contrast or without dirty or wet surfaces Subjects vertical lines windows FOCUS button Zoom lever Program selector SET dial...
  • Page 51 Infinity Focus Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or fireworks. Press the FOCUS button more than 2 seconds after step 2 in Adjusting the Focus Manually. “MF ” appears. When you operate the zoom or turn the SET dial, “ ”...
  • Page 52: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the White Balance You can use the preset modes to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting. AUTO Auto white balance Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
  • Page 53 Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes. When the program selector is set to EASY, white balance is preset to [AUTO]. The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off. However, it resets to [AUTO] when you change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
  • Page 54: Setting The Shutter Speed

    Setting the Shutter Speed You can adjust the shutter speed manually to make stable shots of fast moving subjects. CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CAMERA MENU CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER••••••AUTO 1. Set the program selector to 2. Set the program AE mode to the (Auto) mode.
  • Page 55: Auto Slow Shutter

    Auto Slow Shutter In Easy Recording mode and when [SHUTTER] is set to [AUTO] in Auto mode, the camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/25 in CAMERA mode and 1/12.5 in CARD CAMERA mode. This allows you to record brightly in places with insufficient lighting. However, you can set the camcorder not to use a slow shutter speed.
  • Page 56: Using The Self-timer

    Using the Self-Timer The self-timer can be used for recording movies and still images. PHOTO button Start/stop button SET dial MENU button CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CAMERA When recording movies MENU CAMERA SETUP SELF TIMER•••OFF 1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SELF TIMER], set it to [ON ] and close the menu.
  • Page 57: Changing The Recording Mode (sp/lp)

    1.5 times. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) * MV880Xi only. MENU VCR SETUP REC MODE•••••SP To change to LP mode, open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [REC MODE], set it to [LP] and close the menu.
  • Page 58: Audio Recording

    Select the 16-bit mode for higher sound quality. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) * MV880Xi only. MENU AUDIO SETUP AUDIO MODE•••12bit Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO MODE], set it to [16bit] and close the menu.
  • Page 59: Using Digital Effects

    Using Digital Effects Faders ( Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Fade Trigger (FADE-T) Wipe (WIPE) Corner Wipe (CORNER) Jump (JUMP) Flip (FLIP) Puzzle (PUZZLE) Zigzag (ZIGZAG) Beam (BEAM) Tide (TIDE) Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 60 Effects ( Add flavor to your recordings. Art (ART) Black and White Sepia (SEPIA) (BLACK&WHITE) Mosaic (MOSAIC) Ball (BALL) Cube (CUBE) Wave (WAVE) Color Mask (COLOR Mirror (MIRROR) MASK) Multi-Image Screen ( Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at one time.
  • Page 61 Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes: CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY Still Movies Images Faders Effects Multi-image screen : Available : Not available * : Black and White only. Selecting a Fader In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA...
  • Page 62: Selecting An Effect

    Selecting an Effect In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Open the menu and select [D.EFFECT SETUP]. 2. Select [D.E.SELECT] and set it to [EFFECT]. 3. Select [EFFECT TYPE], select a setting option and close the menu.
  • Page 63 Using the Multi-Image Screen You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes: • When [M.S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse playback • When [M.S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MODERATE] or [SLOW]: Playback pause In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY...
  • Page 64: Widescreen Tv Recording (16:9)

    Widescreen TV Recording (16:9) The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9 recording. When you turn off the image stabilizer, you will get a larger horizontal angle of view. WIDESCREEN button CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CAMERA Press the WIDESCREEN button.
  • Page 65: Magnifying The Image

    Magnifying the Image Playback The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times. Zoom lever SET dial CARD CAMERA CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) 1. Move the zoom lever toward T. • The image is magnified by 2 times. •...
  • Page 66: Displaying The Data Code

    Displaying the Data Code The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). When you play back a tape, you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to display. DATA CODE button SET dial MENU button...
  • Page 67 Displaying the Data Code CARD CAMERA CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) Press the DATA CODE button. The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder. Only date and time appear in CARD PLAY mode. Six-Second Auto Date Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date or time zone has changed.
  • Page 68: End Search

    End Search When you have played back a tape, you can use this function to locate the end of the last recorded scene. END SEARCH button CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) In stop mode, press the END SEARCH button. •...
  • Page 69: Returning To A Pre-marked Position

    Returning to a Pre-marked Position If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory and the tape will stop at that point when you PLAY rewind/fast forward the tape. button button This function is operated with the wireless controller.
  • Page 70: Date Search

    Date Search You can locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function. DATE SEARCH This function is operated with the wireless buttons controller. STOP button CAMERA CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) Press the button to begin searching. CARD •...
  • Page 71: Customizing The Camcorder

    Changing the My Camera Settings CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MENU MY CAMERA SEL.S-UP IMG•CANON LOGO S-UP SOUND•••DEFAULT SHTR SOUND•••DEFAULT OPER.SOUND•••DEFAULT SELF-T SOUND•DEFAULT 1. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA]. 2. Select the menu item you wish to change.
  • Page 72: Changing The Display Language

    Changing the Display Language The language used for screen display and menu items can be changed. The available set of languages varies depending on the region. Follow the procedure below to check which set of languages are provided with your camcorder. Language Set A Language Set B (e.g.
  • Page 73: Other Camcorder Settings

    Other Camcorder Settings Beep You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, self- timer countdown, and unusual conditions of the camcorder. If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera settings will be turned off.
  • Page 74: Turning Off The Image Stabilizer

    Turning Off the Image Stabilizer The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto. It tries to compensate for horizontal movements; therefore, you may decide to turn it off when you mount the camcorder on a tripod. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CAMERA...
  • Page 75: Recording To A Vcr Or Digital Video Device

    Editing Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.
  • Page 76 When connecting a VCR, the quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original. When connecting a digital video device: - If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again.
  • Page 77: Recording From Analog Video Devices (vcr, Tv Or Camcorder)

    Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in the camcorder. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device. See Playing Back on a TV Screen ( 33).
  • Page 78: Recording From Digital Video Devices (dv Dubbing)

    Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing) You can record from other digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal with virtually no loss in picture and sound quality. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Connect the camcorder to the digital video device. See Connecting a Digital Video Device ( 75).
  • Page 79 Concerning Copyright Copyright Precaution Certain pre-recorded video tapes, films and other materials, as well as some television programmes are copyrighted. Unauthorised recording of these materials may violate copyright protection laws. Copyright Signals During playback: If you try to play back a tape that contains copyright control signals for protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED”...
  • Page 80: (analog-digital Converter)

    Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only. Connecting the Devices Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
  • Page 81 Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, the conversion from analog to digital signals might not work properly (e.g., signals that include copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals). When connecting to a TV/Video with SCART terminal, use a SCART adapter with input capability (commercially available).
  • Page 82: Audio Dubbing

    Audio Dubbing You can add sound from audio devices (AUDIO IN) or with the built-in microphone (MIC.IN). With the MV880X, you can only add sound with the built-in microphone. This function is operated with the wireless controller. Connecting Connecting an Audio Device Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
  • Page 83 5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button on the wireless controller. PAUSE SLOW ZERO SET “AUDIO DUB.” and “ ” appear. AUDIO DUB. TV SCREEN MEMORY 6. Press the PAUSE button on the wireless controller PLAY to begin dubbing. STOP • Audio device: Begin playback. PAUSE SLOW •...
  • Page 84 Playing Back the Added Sound You can select to play back Stereo 1 (original sound), Stereo 2 (added sound), or adjust the balance of both sounds. CAMERA CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) MENU AUDIO SETUP 12bit AUDIO•••STEREO1 1. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [12bit AUDIO], select a setting and close the menu.
  • Page 85: Transferring Video Recordings To A Computer

    Users of Windows XP can download the DV Messenger software from below homepage. With DV Messenger, you can perform a videoconference using your camcorder. For details, refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual supplied with the software. www.canon-europe.com/DVmessenger www.canon.com.au/products/cameras.html www.canon.com.cn/down/static/driverflistview.html www.canon-asia.com...
  • Page 86: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card Inserting and Removing a Memory Card You can use MultiMediaCards or SD Memory Card commercially available SD Memory Cards with this camcorder. The SD Memory Card has a protect switch to prevent accidental erasure. Protect Switch Inserting the Card 1.
  • Page 87: Selecting The Image Quality/size

    Selecting the Image Quality/Size Changing the Still Image Quality You can choose from Superfine, Fine and Normal. CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA MENU CARD SETUP IMG QUALITY••FINE Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMG QUALITY], set it to [SUPER FINE] or [NORMAL] and close the menu.
  • Page 88: Changing The Movie Size

    Changing the Movie Size You can choose between 320 x 240 pixels and 160 x 120 pixels. CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA MENU CARD SETUP MOVIE SIZE•••320x240 Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [MOVIE SIZE], set it to [160x120] and close the menu.
  • Page 89: File Numbers

    File Numbers Images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900 and stored in folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are assigned numbers from 101 to 998. You can choose to use consecutive file numbers (CONTINUOUS) or to reset the file number each time a different memory card is inserted (RESET).
  • Page 90: Recording Still Images On A Memory Card

    Recording Still Images on a Memory Card You can record still images with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder or from devices connected via the DV terminal or AV terminal. You can also record a still image on the memory card while you record a movie on the tape. PHOTO button Card access indicator CAMERA...
  • Page 91 Connection to a computer or PictBridge compliant printer will not work when the memory card contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we recommend not recording more than 100 images on the memory card when you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer or printer. When you are using a Macintosh computer, you may not be able to download image with ImageBrowser or with OS standard software when the memory card contains more than 1000 images.
  • Page 92 Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder CAMERA CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) 1. Play back the tape. 2. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record appears. • The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other information appear.
  • Page 93 Screen Displays during Still Image Recording Remaining Card Capacity for Still Images flashing in red: No card in green: 6 or more images in yellow: 1 to 5 images in red: No more images • The indication may not decrease even though a recording has been made, or may decrease by 2 images at once.
  • Page 94: Reviewing A Still Image Right After Recording

    Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been recorded. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD PLAY CARD CAMERA MENU CAMERA SETUP REVIEW•••••••2sec Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a setting option and close the menu.
  • Page 95: Recording Movies On A Memory Card

    Do not load/unload a cassette during recording. When you use a SD Memory Card, we recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or a SD Memory Card with a transfer rate of more than 2 MB/sec., right after you have formatted it with this camcorder.
  • Page 96 Recording from Other Video Devices You can record movies from devices connected via the AV terminal (analog line-in function), or via the DV terminal on a memory card. For connecting instructions, refer to page 33 and 75. CAMERA CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) 1.
  • Page 97: Selecting The Focusing Point

    Selecting the Focusing Point The subject you wish to record is not always in the center of the screen. In the Focus- Priority mode, you can choose from one of three focusing points to automatically put the subject you wish into sharp focus. The exposure will be adjusted automatically matching the selected focusing point.
  • Page 98: Recording Panoramic Images (stitch Assist Mode)

    Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large panoramic scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer. CARD +/– button PHOTO button button When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode: PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them.
  • Page 99 5. Record the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first image. • Minor discrepancies in the overlapped area can be corrected with the software. • You can retake an image by pressing the CARD +/– button to return to the previous image.
  • Page 100: Playing Back A Memory Card

    Playing Back a Memory Card You can display a single image, 6 at one time (index screen 101), or one after another (slide show 101). Use the Card Jump function to quickly locate an image without displaying them one by one ( 101).
  • Page 101: Slide Show

    Slide Show CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Press the SLIDE SHOW button. Images are played back one after another. 2. Press the SLIDE SHOW button to stop the slide show. Index Screen CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1.
  • Page 102: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image or index screen. If a memory card is formatted, all still images and movies, even protected ones, will be erased permanently. Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA...
  • Page 103: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images You can erase images singly or all at once. Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered. Protected images cannot be erased. Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image. Erasing a Single Image CAMERA PLAY (VCR)
  • Page 104: Combining Images (card Mix)

    Combining Images (Card Mix) You can produce effects not possible with just a tape with the Card Mix function. Choose one of the sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK (such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video recording.
  • Page 105 Card Animation (C. ANIMATION) Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from 3 types of card animation effects. • Corner: Animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen. • Straight: Animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves to the right and left.
  • Page 106 6. Select [MIX TYPE]. [CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMI.], [CAM. CHROMA] and [C. ANIMATION] appears. 7. Select the mix type matching the sample image you have selected. • The screen shows the combined image. • When you have selected [C. ANIMATION], select [ANIMAT. TYPE] and select between [CORNER], [STRAIGHT] and [RANDOM].
  • Page 107: Sample Images

    Sample Images Below are some sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK. Card Chroma Key Card Luminance Key Camera Chroma Key Card Animation The sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK are intended only for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these sample images for other purposes.
  • Page 108: Formatting A Memory Card

    Formatting a Memory Card Format new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can also format a memory card to erase all data recorded on it. Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images. Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered.
  • Page 109: Creating A Start-up Image

    Creating a Start-up Image You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY MENU MY CAMERA CREATE START-UP IMAGE 1. Select a still image with the CARD +/– buttons. 2.
  • Page 110: Printing Still Images

    If you cannot access the website, please contact: For Europe: A local Canon distributor listed in the Canon European Warranty System List included in the CP-300 kit. For other regions: Canon Customer Support Help Desk listed in the Canon Customer Support Leaflet included in the CP-300 kit.
  • Page 111 Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which interface cable to use with the camcorder. The Canon CP-Printers CP-10 and CP-100 are supplied with two direct interface cables. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100).
  • Page 112 Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] and press the SET dial. - Canon Printer: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the paper is fed through. - Canon CP-Printer CP-10/CP-100: A print in progress cannot be stopped.
  • Page 113: Selecting The Print Settings

    [8-UP] can be selected when using card size paper (5.3 x 8.6 cm) with CP Printers. [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon Bubble Jet Printers. Date print cannot be selected with the CP Printers CP-200 and CP-300.
  • Page 114 Paper Settings 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [PAPER] and press the SET dial. 2. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial. Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer. 3.
  • Page 115 Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimize) This function uses the camcorder's recording information to optimize the image data, yielding high quality prints. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select (print effect) and press the SET dial. 2.
  • Page 116 3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial. • Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer. • Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. 4.
  • Page 117 Selecting the Image Style 2. Make sure that (IMAGE) is selected and press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select the image style and press the SET dial. Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu.
  • Page 118: Printing With Print Order Settings

    Printing with Print Order Settings You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be used for printing on DPOF compatible printers ( 110).
  • Page 119 Erasing All Print Orders CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY MENU CARD OPERATIONS PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE 1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. 2. Select [ PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE]. “ERASE ALL PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears. 3.
  • Page 120: Transferring Memory Card Images To A Computer

    Transferring Images Transferring Memory Card Images to a Computer With the supplied USB cable and Digital Video Software, you can browse and archive images or arrange still images for printout. For details, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. Users of Windows OS can also transfer images to the computer by simply pressing the (print/share) button ( 121).
  • Page 121: Direct Transfer

    Direct Transfer You can transfer images to the computer with the (print/share) button. ALL IMAGES... Transfers all images to the computer. NEW IMAGES... Transfers only those images that have not yet been transferred to the computer. TRANSFER ORDERS... Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer. SELECT &...
  • Page 122 • To cancel transfer, turn the SET dial to select [CANCEL] and press the SET dial, or press the MENU button. Transferring a Selected Image CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Turn the SET dial to select [ SELECT &...
  • Page 123: Selecting Images For Transfer (transfer Order)

    Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order) You can select images for transfer to the computer. These transfer settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 200 images can be selected. Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA...
  • Page 124: Screen Displays

    Additional Information Screen Displays Hiding the Displays on the LCD Screen You can hide the displays on the LCD screen to have a clear screen for playback. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MENU DISPLAY SETUP/ DISPLAYS•••••ON Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ].
  • Page 125 Screen Displays during Recording/Playback CAMERA Mode (see also Digital effects ( Date and time ( AF/AE locked during still image recording Skin detail ( Zoom ( Self-timer ( Image stabilizer ( Self-timer countdown ( Recording mode ( Tape operation Program AE ( Condensation warning ( 131) AE Shift (...
  • Page 126 CARD CAMERA Mode (see also Focusing frame ( Stitch assist ( Camcorder shake warning ( CARD PLAY Mode Slide show ( 101) Data code ( Lap time Length of the movie Current image/total images File number ( Protect mark ( 102) Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 127: List Of Messages

    List of Messages Message Explanation SET THE TIME ZONE, You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message DATE AND TIME appears each time you turn the power on until you set the time zone, date and time. CHANGE THE BATTERY Battery pack is exhausted.
  • Page 128 Message Explanation UNIDENTIFIABLE Image is not recorded with JPEG compression, or with a – IMAGE compression not compatible with the camcorder, or the image file is corrupted. TRANSFER You attempted to set more than 200 transfer orders. ORDER ERROR CANNOT TRANSFER! You attempted to transfer a movie file as wallpaper.
  • Page 129 Message Explanation PRINTER ERROR Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. PRINT ERROR Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. Check the printer status.
  • Page 130: Maintenance/others

    Maintenance/Others Camcorder Handling Precautions Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or viewfinder. Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sun- heated car, and high humidity. Do not use the camcorder near strong electric or magnetic fields such as above TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones.
  • Page 131 When the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned. To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
  • Page 132 When condensation is detected: The camcorder stops operating and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED” appears for approx. 4 seconds and “ ” starts flashing. If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears and “ ”...
  • Page 133 About the battery terminal cover The battery terminal cover has a [ ]-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs. For example, with charged battery packs, attach the terminal cover so that the [ ]-shaped hole shows the blue label.
  • Page 134 We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data.
  • Page 135: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs with PAL system.
  • Page 136: Troubleshooting

    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 Cause Solution Camcorder will not turn on. Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
  • Page 137 Recording Problem Cause Solution Image will not appear on the Camcorder is not set to Set the camcorder to screen. CAMERA mode. CAMERA mode. “SET THE TIME ZONE, Time zone, date and time are Set the time zone, date and DATE AND TIME”...
  • Page 138 Playback Problem Cause Solution Pressing the playback button Camcorder is turned off, or is Set the camcorder to PLAY does not start playback. not set to PLAY (VCR) mode. (VCR) mode. The TAPE/CARD switch is set Set the TAPE/CARD switch to to CARD.
  • Page 139 Memory Card Operation Problem Cause Solution Memory card cannot be Memory card was not facing Turn the memory card over inserted. the correct direction. and reinsert it. Memory card cannot be Memory card is full. Replace the memory card or recorded.
  • Page 140: System Diagram

    STV-250N Stereo Video Cable CV-150F/CV-250F Digital Device DV Cable PC Card Adapter MultiMediaCard USB Reader/Writer SDC-128M SD Memory Card IFC-300PCU Computer USB Cable SC-2000 Soft Canon printers with direct print function / Carrying Case PictBridge-compliant printers Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 141: 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 142 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. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 143: Specifications

    Specifications MV880Xi/MV880X System Video Recording System 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component recording Audio Recording System PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch) Television System EIA standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL color signal Image Sensor 1/4.5-inch CCD, approx.
  • Page 144 –10 dBV/40 kohms or more DV Terminal Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant) USB Terminal mini-B * MV880Xi only. Power/Others Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC Power consumption (AF on) 2.6 W (using viewfinder), 3.5 W (using LCD screen in normal brightness) Operating temperature 0 –...
  • Page 145: Index

    Index 12bit audio ..... . 84 16:9 widescreen ....64 Easy recording .
  • Page 146 Operating Mode ....3 Tape protection ....134 Output channel .
  • Page 147 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 www.canon.com.au Canon New Zealand Ltd. Customer Care: (09) 489 0470 www.canon.co.nz...

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