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Network Camera
Button Operation Guide
This User Manual should be read before using the network camera.


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    Network Camera Button Operation Guide ENGLISH This User Manual should be read before using the network camera.

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    Trademark Acknowledgements • ( ) microSD, ( ) microSDHC and ( ) microSDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. • HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. •...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About This Manual 4 2. Customization 27 Conventions Used in this Manual 4 Assignable Buttons 27 Changing the Assigned Function 27 1. Shooting Video and Shooting Func- Using an Assignable Button 28 tions 5 Custom Picture Settings 29 Selecting Custom Picture Files 29 Using the Menu 5 Editing a Custom Picture File’s Settings 30...

  • Page 4: About This Manual

    "Shooting screen" refers to the screen in which the shooting image and onscreen displays appear. • Some screenshots have been altered to make them easier to read. • Illustrations in the manual show the camera with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens or Canon CN7x17 KAS S/E1 lens attached.

  • Page 5: Shooting Video And Shooting Functions

    Shooting Video and Shooting Functions Using the Menu Many of the camera's functions can be adjusted from the menu that opens after pressing the MENU button. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to Menu Options (A 35). Joystick Push the joystick up/down/left/right to move the selection frame in the menu.

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    Using the Menu 6 Push the joystick up/down to select the desired setting option and then press SET. • Depending on the menu item, additional selections may be necessary. 7 Press the MENU button to close the menu. • Alternatively, if the top-level of the menu (with [Camera Setup], [Custom Picture], etc.) is displayed, you can select [CLOSE].

  • Page 7: Showing Onscreen Displays

    Showing Onscreen Displays Showing Onscreen Displays Refer to this section for an explanation of the various screen displays that appear on the shooting screen when an external monitor is connected to the camera's 3G/HD-SDI terminal or HDMI OUT terminal. You can use the custom display function ( 34) to turn off most individual onscreen displays if they are not required.

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    Showing Onscreen Displays Left side and center of the screen Display Description Custom Display ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP Camera name (A 40). [Camera Name] Autofocus operation (one-shot AF, A 22). – CP1 to CP4, EOS, WDR, C.Log, Blue, Currently selected custom picture file (A 29). [Custom Picture] Green, Crisp Temp.

  • Page 9: Video Configuration: System Frequency, Frame Rate And Resolution

    Video Configuration: System Frequency, Frame Rate and Resolution Video Configuration: System Frequency, Frame Rate and Resolution You can set the video configuration by selecting the resolution (frame size) and frame rate. Available frame rate options will depend on the selected system frequency and resolution. See the table following the procedures for a summary.

  • Page 10: Selecting The Resolution

    Video Configuration: System Frequency, Frame Rate and Resolution Selecting the Resolution [Other Functions] 1 Open the [Resolution] submenu. [Other Functions] > [Resolution] [Resolution] 2 Select the desired option and then press SET. [1920x1080] NOTES • Depending on the selected resolution, the frame rate setting may be changed automatically. Set the frame rate again.

  • Page 11: Setting The Camera Mode

    Setting the Camera Mode Setting the Camera Mode The camera offers the following camera modes. With camera modes other than [Manual], the ND filter (A 18) and white balance (A 19) are adjusted automatically by default. You can change the menu settings to allow you to control them manually.

  • Page 12: Adjusting Main Camera Functions With The Joystick

    Adjusting Main Camera Functions with the Joystick Adjusting Main Camera Functions with the Joystick Using only the joystick, you can adjust the following main camera functions. Note that some of the functions cannot be adjusted manually when the camera mode is set to [Auto]. •...

  • Page 13: Adjusting The Aperture

    Adjusting the Aperture Adjusting the Aperture The camera offers the following two ways to adjust the aperture but available aperture values will vary depending on the lens attached. Manual aperture: Adjust the aperture value manually using the joystick. Available when the camera mode is set to [Av], [AGC] or [Manual].

  • Page 14: Momentary Automatic Aperture - Push Auto Iris

    Adjusting the Aperture • When using an EF lens that can correct the aperture value according to the position of the zoom*, you can use the [Camera Setup] > [Zoom-Iris Correct.] setting to activate this correction. • When an optional RC-V100 Remote Controller is connected to the camera, you can adjust the aperture with the remote controller’s IRIS dial.

  • Page 15: Light Metering Mode

    Adjusting the Aperture NOTES • If you set an assignable button to [AE Shift +] or [AE Shift –] (A 27), you can press the button to adjust the AE shift level. • You cannot use push auto iris and adjust the AE shift level at the same time. Light Metering Mode Select the light metering mode to match the shooting conditions.

  • Page 16: Gain

    Gain Gain When the camera mode is set to [Manual], you can manually adjust the gain to change the brightness of the image. In other camera modes the camera will automatically adjust the gain. In such case, you can set an automatic gain control (AGC) limit to prevent the camera from using gain values above the preset limit.

  • Page 17: Shutter Speed

    Shutter Speed Shutter Speed Set the shutter speed based on shooting conditions. For example, you may want to set slower shutter speeds for darker environments. 1 Set the camera mode to [Manual], [Tv] or [AGC] (A 11). 2 Press SET. •...

  • Page 18: Nd Filter

    ND Filter ND Filter Using the ND filter allows you to open up the aperture to obtain a shallower depth of field even when shooting in bright surroundings. You can also use the ND filter to avoid the soft focus caused by diffraction when using small apertures.

  • Page 19: White Balance

    White Balance White Balance The camera uses an electronic white balance process to calibrate the picture and produce accurate colors under different lighting conditions. There are 4 methods of setting the white balance. Auto white balance (AWB): The camera automatically adjusts the white balance to the optimal level. Custom white balance: You can use a gray card or white object with no pattern to establish the white balance and save it to one of two custom white balance settings, [WB-A] or [WB-B].

  • Page 20: Custom White Balance

    White Balance Custom White Balance 1 Press SET. • One of the adjustable settings will be highlighted in orange on the screen. 2 Push the joystick left/right to select the current white balance setting. 3 Push the joystick up/down to select [WB-A] or [WB-B] and then press SET.

  • Page 21: Adjusting The Focus

    Adjusting the Focus Adjusting the Focus The camera offers the following ways to focus. See also the general notes at the end of this section (A 24). Manual focus: Turn the focus ring on the lens to adjust the focus. One-shot AF*: With the lens’s focus mode switch set to AF, you will be able to focus manually but still have the option to press an assignable button set to [One-Shot AF] to let the camera focus automatically once.

  • Page 22: One-shot Af

    Adjusting the Focus • To be able to adjust the focus using an accessory connected to the lens, you will need to change the [Camera Setup] > [Focus Control] setting to give priority to the lens. One-Shot AF With one-shot AF, you will focus manually in most situations but still have the option to press a button to have the camera focus automatically only one time.

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    Adjusting the Focus To set the far end of the range 4 Adjust the focus to the desired position for the far end of [Camera Setup] the range. 5 Open the [Far] focus limit submenu. [Focus Limit] [Camera Setup] > [Focus Limit] > [Far] •...

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    - With some EF lenses, the camera may take longer to focus automatically or may not be able to focus correctly. Visit your local Canon website for the latest information. • Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects or in the following cases. In such case, focus manually.

  • Page 25: Aspect Markers

    Aspect Markers Aspect Markers The camera offers the following onscreen markers that indicate commonly-used aspect ratios: 4:3, 4:3 Super 35mm, 1.66:1, 1.85:1 and 2.39:1. Use the aspect markers to make sure the subject is correctly framed and within the appropriate safe area. Aspect marker 2.39:1, gray (default) Aspect marker 4:3, white 1 Open the [Activate] submenu to activate the aspect...

  • Page 26: Infrared Mode

    Infrared Mode Infrared Mode Using the infrared mode, the camera becomes more sensitive to infrared light, allowing you to shoot in dark locations. During infrared mode, only some functions are available for adjustment. 1 Open the [Infrared] submenu. [Camera Setup] [Camera Setup] >...

  • Page 27: Customization

    Customization Assignable Buttons The camera offers three assignable buttons to which you can assign various functions. Assign often-used functions to personalize the camera to your needs and preferences. When an optional RC-V100 Remote Controller is connected to the camera, you can use a fourth assignable button. The names of the buttons printed on the camera also indicate the buttons' default settings.

  • Page 28: Using An Assignable Button

    Assignable Buttons Using an Assignable Button After you assign a function to one of the buttons, press the button to activate the function. For some functions, you may need to perform other procedures. Refer to the function's reference page below, as necessary.

  • Page 29: Custom Picture Settings

    • Select one of the custom picture files saved in the camera ([CP1] to [CP4], [EOS Std.], [Wide DR], [Canon Log], [Blue Scr], [Green Scr], [Crisp Img]). • When you close the menu, the selected custom picture file’s settings will be applied.

  • Page 30: Editing A Custom Picture File's Settings

    [Reset] settings ([EOS Std.], [Wide DR], [Canon Log], [Blue Scr], [Green Scr], or [Crisp Img]) if you want to replicate these preset settings, for example as a starting point to edit them further.

  • Page 31: Available Custom Picture Settings

    [Wide DR]: Gamma curve with a very wide dynamic range. Optimized for playback on TV monitors. [Canon Log]: Logarithmic gamma curve that obtains an impressive dynamic range and makes the most of the image sensor characteristics. Requires image processing in post- production.

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    Raises or lowers the lower part of the gamma curve (dark areas of the image). When [Gamma] is set to [Wide DR] or [Canon Log], this setting has no effect on the picture. This setting can be adjusted from –50 to +50.

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    Custom Picture Settings [Chroma Key Corr.] Corrects the blue or green areas of the image to optimize them for a chroma key production. [Color]: Selects whether to correct blue areas or green areas in the image. The available options are [Off ], [Blue] and [Green].

  • Page 34: Customizing Onscreen Displays

    Customizing Onscreen Displays Customizing Onscreen Displays Custom displays allow you to choose whether individual onscreen displays will appear on the shooting screen. For details on which onscreen displays can be customized, refer to Showing Onscreen Displays (A 7). 1 Open the [Custom Display] submenu. [Other Functions] [Other Functions] >...

  • Page 35: Additional Information

    Additional Information Menu Options For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menu (A 5). Setting options in boldface indicate default values. Depending on the camera’s settings, some menu items may not be available. Such menu items do not appear or appear grayed out in menu screens.

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    Menu Options Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Shockless WB] [On], [Off] When this setting is set to [On], makes the transition look smoother when the white balance is changed. [Iris Increment] [1/2 stop], [1/3 stop], [Fine] Determines the aperture value increment used when adjusting the aperture. When this setting is set to [Fine], the increments will be smaller than 1/3 stop.

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    Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Select File] [Off], [CP1] to [CP4], [EOS Std.], [Wide DR], [Canon Log], [Blue Scr], [Green Scr], [Crisp Img] Selects a custom picture file to apply its settings while shooting or to edit it. [Fine Tuning]...

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    Menu Options [Audio/Video Setup] menu Menu item Submenu / Setting options [MIC Power] [On], [Off] When this setting is set to [On], the camera supplies power to a plug-in power microphone connected to the MIC terminal (A Setup Guide). IMPORTANT •...

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    Menu Options Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Time Zone] List of world time zones. [UTC+09:00 Tokyo] Sets the time zone for the camera's clock. NOTES • While a recording command is being output to an external recorder (A Setup Guide), you cannot change the time zone.

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    Menu Options Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Aspect Marker] [Activate] [On], [Off] Turns the onscreen aspect marker on/off (A 25). [Color] [Black], [Gray], [White] Determines the color of the aspect marker. [Ratio] [4:3], [4:3 S35mm], [1.66:1], [1.85:1], [2.39:1] Determines the aspect ratio indicated by the aspect marker. [Custom Display] [Camera Name] [On], [Off]...

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    Menu Options Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Firmware] – (Imaging Unit) You can verify the current firmware version of the camera's imaging unit. This menu option is usually unavailable. NOTES • The camera's firmware version can be checked on the Setting Page via the network.

  • Page 42: Others

    Others Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camera, refer to this section. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Nothing is displayed on the external monitor. You may have set a system frequency or frame rate incorrectly.

  • Page 43: Index

    ..... 38 Canon Log (preset custom picture) ....29 Resolution (frame size) .

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