Canon HR10 Instruction Manual
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HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
Caméscope HD
Manuel d'instruction
Videocámara HD
Manual de Instrucciones
Please read also the Digital
manual (on PDF file). Refer to
the installation guide for further
Veuillez lire aussi le manuel
Software (sur fichier PDF). Pour
d'autres détails, référez-vous au
guide d'installation.
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Software (en archivo PDF).
Para mayores detalles, refiérase
a la guía de instalación.


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  • Page 1 PUB.DIM-810 English Français HD Camcorder Instruction Manual Español Caméscope HD Manuel d'instruction Videocámara HD Manual de Instrucciones Please read also the Digital Video Software instruction manual (on PDF file). Refer to the installation guide for further details. Veuillez lire aussi le manuel d'instruction Digital Video...
  • Page 2 Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    In these safety instructions the word Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact Power Adapter should be operated only “product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder from the type of power source indicated HR10 A and all its accessories. on the marking label. If you are not sure Read Instructions —...
  • Page 4 The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
  • Page 5: 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 10: 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14: About This Manual

    Introduction About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon HR10. 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 ( 101).
  • Page 15: 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 16 Register your product online at Protect your product We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as loss or theft.
  • Page 17: Components Guide

    Components Guide Left side view QUICK START button and standby lamp FUNC. button ( 27, 45) DISP. button ( 44, 81) (print/share) button ( 86, 97) HDMI OUT terminal ( 93, 95) AV OUT terminal ( Terminal cover COMPONENT OUT terminal ( USB terminal ( BATT.
  • Page 18 Introduction PLAY mode indicator (green) ( Back view Joystick ( CAMERA mode indicator (red) ( LCD screen ( (fast reverse) button ( 41) / Zoom out W (wide-angle) button ( (fast forward) button ( 41) / Zoom in T (telephoto) button ( (play/pause) button ( 41) / START/STOP button (...
  • Page 19 Wireless Controller WL-D86 START/STOP button ( FUNC. button ( MENU button ( PLAYLIST button ( Navigation buttons ( PREV./NEXT buttons: Scene skip ( 42)/ Index screen page up/down ( Reverse SEARCH button ( 42) / Reverse SLOW button ( PLAY button ( PAUSE button (...
  • Page 20: Screen Displays

    Introduction Screen Displays Recording Movies Operating mode ( Recording program ( 55, 57) 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...
  • Page 21 Recording Still Images Zoom ( 38), Exposure Recording program ( 55, 57) Light metering mode ( White balance ( Image effect ( Digital effects ( Drive mode ( Still image quality/size ( Instant AF ( 48), MF Manual focus ( Viewing Still Images Number of still images available on the memory card...
  • Page 22 Introduction • When viewing the still images, the display will 24F progressive frame rate When recording in high definition, select the 24F always be in green. progressive frame rate to give your recordings a • Depending on the recording conditions, the cinematic look ( 49).
  • Page 23: 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 24: Preparing The Accessories And The Wireless Controller

    Preparations 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 25 finger, and the START/STOP button situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight. with your thumb. • If the wireless controller does not work, Using the Wireless Controller check that [WL.REMOTE] is not set to 52). Otherwise, First, insert the supplied lithium button replace the battery.
  • Page 26: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Preparations Basic Operation of the Camcorder indicator) and playback (PLAY - green 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 27: Joystick And Joystick Guide

    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 28 Preparations 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 29: First Time Settings

    First Time Settings • The date appears in a year-month-day First Time Settings format only in the first setup screen. In subsequent screen displays the date and time will appear as month-day-year (for example, [JAN. 1, 2007 12:00 AM]). You can change the date format ( 54).
  • Page 30: Changing The Time Zone

    Preparations Select ( ) [LANGUAGE ] and O SET THE HOME TIME ZONE press ( 5 Make sure that the time zone is Select ( ) the desired option and press ( selected. 6 Select ( ) the area that FUNC.
  • Page 31: Getting Ready To Start Recording

    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, with more than 99.99% of the pixels Adjusting the Position and Brightness 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 32: Inserting And Removing A Disc

    Preparations 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 (3 in.) mini DVD discs •...
  • Page 33 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 34: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Preparations 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 84). 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 35: 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 36 Video - Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts. Using the Viewfinder - 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 37: Selecting The Recording Mode

    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 38: Zooming

    Video Zooming FUNC. Default value POINTS TO CHECK CAMERA SETUP : In addition to the optical WIDESCREEN zoom, the digital zoom is also available 47). FUNC. Press Select ( ) the icon and press ) to open the setup menus. Select ( ) [CAMERA SETUP] and press (...
  • Page 39: Quick Start Function

    • You can also use the T and W buttons then stays on when it enters the on the wireless controller or the LCD standby mode. panel. The zoom speed will be the same When you wish to resume as with the camcorder or fixed at QUICK START recording, press SPEED 3] (when [...
  • Page 40: Reviewing And Deleting The Last Scene Just Recorded

    Video 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 41: Basic Playback

    Basic Playback The playback will start from the 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 42 Video Special Playback Modes To enter most special playback modes you need to operate the buttons on the wireless controller ( 19). There is no sound during the special playback modes. On the camcorder On the wireless Special playback mode Initial mode press…...
  • Page 43: Deleting Scenes

    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) To delete all the scenes from the POINTS TO CHECK original index screen, perform the...
  • Page 44: On-Screen Displays (Data Code)

    Video 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 45: Menu Options Lists

    Menu Options Lists White balance Menu Options Lists 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], [ FLUORESCENT],...
  • Page 46 Video Drive mode Still image size/quality Mode switch: P Size: [LW 1920x1080], [L 2048x1536], SINGLE], [ CONT.SHOOT.], [M 1440x1080], [S 640x480] HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.], AEB] Quality: SUPER FINE], [ FINE], NORMAL] Recording mode ADD TO PLAYLIST Disc quality: HD HIGH QUALITY 12 Mbps], HIGH QUALITY 9 Mbps], Disc type: STANDARD PLAY 7 Mbps],...
  • Page 47: Setup Menus

    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 48 Video • 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 49 CINE ON], [ OFF] MODE] recording program ( 55), the cinematic look will be enhanced. SELF TIMER This frame rate is different from the 24F mode featured in Canon HDV camcorders. ], [ OFF] AF AST LAMP AUTO], [ OFF]...
  • Page 50: Disc Operations (Initialization, Finalization Etc.)

    Video 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. • The wind screen cannot be turned off FINALIZE when the mode switch is set to AUTO.
  • Page 51: Display Setup (Lcd Brightness, Language, Etc.)

    Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) DISC PROTECT DISPLAY SETUP 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 52: System Setup (Volume, Beep, Etc.)

    Video 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 53 • 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 54: Date/Time Setup

    Video Date/Time Setup COMP.OUT DATE/TIME SETUP 480i], [ 1080i/480i] 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 480i]: To use the 480i specification [Y.M.D (2007.1.1 AM 12:00)], (standard definition).
  • Page 55: Additional Functions

    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 56 Video BEACH] PORTRAIT] 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 57: Flexible Recording: Changing The Aperture And Shutter Speed

    • [ 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. APERTURE-PRIO.AE] Set the aperture value.
  • Page 58: Mini Video Light

    Video Shutter speed guidelines conditions. In such case, select a different value. Note that on screen only the • Do not move the mode switch to AUTO denominator is displayed – [ 250] during the actual recording of a scene; indicates a shutter speed of 1/250 the brightness of the picture may second, etc.
  • Page 59: Self Timer

    • If does not appear on the The camcorder starts recording after a joystick guide, repeatedly push the 10-second countdown*. The joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to countdown appears on the screen. display it. • appears on the screen. PHOTO Press , first halfway to •...
  • Page 60: Manual Exposure Adjustment

    Video Mode switch: P Mode switch: P 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...
  • Page 61: White Balance

    Mode switch: P (except for the Special Scene recording programs) Options Default value NEXT AUTO] If the joystick guide does not Settings are automatically set by the appear on screen, press ( ) to camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor scenes. display it.
  • Page 62: Image Effects

    Video • 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 63: Digital Effects

    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 64 Video effects or change the recording program. Push the joystick ( ) toward record pause mode ( ), then press Setting START/STOP to start recording with a fade in. FUNC. Icon of the currently selected FUNC. Digital Effect Push the joystick ( ) toward while START/STOP...
  • Page 65: Managing Scenes And The Disc

    Managing Scenes and the Disc playlist. To add all scenes, there is no 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 66: Dividing Scenes

    Video 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. PLAYLIST first, and then select the scene. FUNC. FUNC. MOVE Move ( ) the orange FUNC.
  • Page 67: Initializing The Disc

    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 68: Disc Playback On An External Device

    Video FUNC. Disc Playback on an External Device Otherwise, pressing will open the Disc Playback on an External menu directly on the setup menus screen. ** Select one character at a time and press Device ) to add it to the title. Select [BACKSPACE] and press ( ) to delete the character to the left of the cursor’s position.
  • Page 69 • Depending on the type of disc and the FUNC. MENU* disc specification, after finalizing the disc you may not be able to initialize the disc, edit your recordings or add new DISC OPERATIONS recordings to the disc. • Do not finalize with this camcorder discs FINALIZE that were not recorded using it.
  • Page 70: Disc Playback On External Devices

    Video ’ OMPUTER DRIVE Disc Playback on External Devices 1 Insert a finalized disc in the DVD drive. After finalizing the disc you can play it on DVD devices compatible with the 2 Run the DVD playback software. type of disc you used and the disc Refer also to the instruction manual quality and specifications you selected.
  • Page 71: Unfinalizing The Disc - Additional Recordings On A Finalized Disc

    NOTES Discs that Can be Unfinalized 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 drive capable of reading dual-layered DVD DVD-RW discs.
  • Page 72: Photos

    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 73: Selecting Photo Size And Quality

    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 74: Erasing The Last Photo Just Recorded

    Photos 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 75: Basic Playback

    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 display it.
  • Page 76: Magnifying Photos During Playback

    Photos 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 77: Erasing 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 78: Additional Functions

    Photos Additional Functions If the joystick guide does not 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 79: Continuous Shooting And Exposure Bracketing (Drive Mode)

    Options dark the assist lamp may light up briefly Default value in order to enable the camcorder to SINGLE] focus more accurately (AF-assist lamp). You can also set [AF AST LAMP] to Records a single still image. OFF] so the assist lamp does not light up ( 49).
  • Page 80: Automatic Focus Priority

    Photos Options ONTINUOUS HOOTING Default value PEED ONTINUOUS HOOTING ON:AiAF] (Mode switch: , AUTO) PHOTO 1 Press halfway to activate the autofocus. Depending on the shooting conditions, one or PHOTO more AF frames out of the nine frames 2 Press fully and hold it available are automatically selected and the pressed down.
  • Page 81: Light Metering Mode

    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 measured and evaluated.
  • Page 82: Capturing A Still Image While Recording Movies

    Photos O SELECT THE ON SCREEN DISPLAYS FUNC. DISP. Repeatedly press 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 83: Capturing A Still Image From The Playback Scene

    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 84: Initializing The Memory Card

    Photos ROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN Initializing the Memory Card 1 Select ( ) the still image you want to protect. Initialize memory cards when you use 2 Press ( ) to protect the still them with this camcorder for the first image.
  • Page 85: Printing Photos

    90). 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 86: Selecting The Print Settings

    Photos 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 87 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 88 If an error occurs while printing, an error If the joystick guide does not message appears ( 108). 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 89: Trimming Settings

    • 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 90: Print Orders

    Photos 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 91 Erasing All Print Orders NOTES • Depending on the connected printer, you can change some print settings before step 4 ( 86). FUNC. • Cancel Printing/Printing Errors ( 88). • Restarting Printing: Open the print settings menu as explained in steps 2-3 above.
  • Page 92: 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 93: Connection Diagrams

    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 STV-100 Stereo Video Cable (supplied)
  • Page 94: Playback On A Tv Screen

    External Connections 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) Connecting Playback on a TV Screen Connect the camcorder to the TV following one of the connection...
  • Page 95: Copying Your Recordings To An External Video Recorder

    • Refer also to the instruction manual of Copying your Recordings to an External the connected TV. • You can play back discs recorded in HD Video Recorder quality not only on HDTVs but also on standard TVs. When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the STV-100 You can copy your recordings by Stereo Video Cable, the video output...
  • Page 96 External Connections Recording Connected device: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the device to record pause mode. This camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before the scene. This camcorder: Resume the movie playback. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy appears.
  • Page 97: Connecting To A Computer

    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 98 External Connections 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 99 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 Transfers only those images that have not yet displayed on the computer.
  • Page 100: Transfer Orders

    External Connections 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 101: 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 102 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 103 Problem Solution START/STOP Pressing will not start Set the camcorder to mode. 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 104 Additional Information 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 105 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 106: List Of Messages

    Additional Information 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 107 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 108 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 109 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 110: Handling Precautions

    Additional Information Do’s and Don’ts properly, consult qualified service Handling Precautions personnel. • Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration as this may cause damage. Camcorder • Do not touch the pick up lens. •...
  • Page 111 discharge the battery pack fully and not rotate in a stable manner and this to store it in a dry place at may cause malfunctions. temperatures no higher than 30 °C • Keep the disc clean of dust, dirt or (86 °F).
  • Page 112 Do not defects or exposure to static recharge, disassemble, heat above electricity. Canon Inc. makes no 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate the warranties for corrupted or lost data. battery.
  • Page 113: Maintenance/Others

    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 114: 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 115 Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands. Trademark Acknowledgements • miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association. •...
  • Page 116: System Diagram

    Additional Information General Information System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area) WS-20 Wrist Strap CG-300 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 VCR/DVD recorder WD-H37C DTC-100 D Terminal Cable Wide-converter TV/HDTV...
  • Page 117: 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 118 Additional Information 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 119 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 (7.5 ft.); 2.3 cm (0.91 in.) at maximum wide angle. •...
  • Page 120: Product Codes

    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. Product Codes...
  • Page 121: Specifications

    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 1080/60i EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal Compatible Media 8 cm (3 in.) mini DVD discs marked with...
  • Page 122: Memory Card

    Additional Information AF System Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]); Manual focus available Minimum Focusing Distance 1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) 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 123 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 (32 – 104 °F) Dimensions (W x H x D) 65 x 93 x 133 mm (2.6 x 3.7 x 5.2 in.) excluding the grip belt Weight (camcorder body only)
  • Page 124: Index

    Additional Information Index Data code ..... . . 44 Date and time ....29 Date format .
  • Page 125 Index screen Print order ..... . . 90 Movies ..... . .41 Print/share button .
  • Page 126 Additional Information Telephoto ......38 White balance ....61 Transfer order.
  • Page 127 In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the camcorder or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040). You will be directed to the nearest service facility for your product.
  • Page 128 Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
  • Page 129 15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hl 96814 USA ❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only). CANADA CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7 CANON CANADA INC.

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