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Canon Vixia HF-R800 Review

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Canon Vixia HF-R800 Review
Granada High School Video/Studio Productions

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  • Page 1 Canon Vixia HF-R800 Review Granada High School Video/Studio Productions...
  • Page 2 Canon Vixia HF-R800...
  • Page 3 How to plug it in and charge it. Located in the back, left corner under the handle strap...
  • Page 4 What is the safest way to hold the screen when using the touch-screen?
  • Page 5 What is the safest way to hold the screen when using the touch-screen? Keep two or three fingers behind the screen while *  you select icons or menu items with your thumb.
  • Page 6 How do you access the main touch screen setup menus?
  • Page 7 How do you access the main touch screen setup menus?
  • Page 8: Setup Menus

    Setup Menus:...
  • Page 9 Setup Menus:...
  • Page 10 Setup Menus:...
  • Page 11 Setup Menus:...
  • Page 12 Where do you go in the touch-screen menu to set the date/time?
  • Page 13 Where do you go in the touch-screen menu to set the date/time? HOME BUTTON > Other Settings > Wrench (system *  settings) > Date/Time...
  • Page 14 What is the best date format for us to use?
  • Page 15 The best date format for us to use is “Year. Month. Day”...
  • Page 16 What type of memory cards do the Vixia HF-R800 cameras use?
  • Page 17 What type of memory cards do the Vixia HF-R800 cameras use? SD XC Memory Cards (Class 6 at minimum - Class 10 ideal) * ...
  • Page 18: Inserting The Sd Card

    Inserting the SD Card Make sure the power to the camera is off. *  Open the SD Card Slot carefully. *  Insert the SD Card at a 45° angle with the SD Card *  label facing the LCD Screen.
  • Page 19 Inserting the SD Card Insert SD Card towards the lens...
  • Page 20 Initializing (formatting) the SD Card Initializing the card will wipe the memory...
  • Page 21 Setup Menus: Record Mode...
  • Page 22 Main Screen: Playback Mode...
  • Page 23 Format and Bitrate for Recording We want the cameras to record in the highest quality *  possible. That is AVCHD (Audio Video Codec for High Definition) with a bitrate of 24Mbps (twenty four megabits per second). The letter code for 24Mbps on the camera is MXP – think of it as “MaXimum Picture quality”.
  • Page 24: Replacing The Battery

    Replacing the battery...
  • Page 25: Opening/Closing The Lens Cover

    Opening/Closing the Lens Cover...
  • Page 26 Zooming in (T) and out (W) The W stands for Wide Angle, while the T stands for Telephoto.
  • Page 27: Monitoring The Audio

    Monitoring the Audio...
  • Page 28 Monitoring the Audio If you hear a buzzing sound, you need to go into the Setup Menu and set the output from AV (which includes a video signal) to Headphone.
  • Page 29 Recording with External Mic...
  • Page 30 Manually Adjusting the Mic Level We want the audio peaking between -6dB...
  • Page 31 Switching Between Modes Auto – Manual - Cinema...
  • Page 32: Switching Between Modes

    Switching Between Modes...
  • Page 33 Manual Mode is Preferred...
  • Page 34: Image Stabilization

    Image Stabilization...
  • Page 35 In Manual Mode – You Can Set the Focus Manually...
  • Page 36: Set The White Balance

    In Manual Mode – You Can Set the White Balance White balance tells the camera what white looks like so that all of the other colors show up correctly.
  • Page 37 In Manual Mode – You Can Set the White Balance...
  • Page 38 In Manual Mode – You Can Set the Exposure...
  • Page 39 In Manual Mode – You Can Set the Frame Rate...
  • Page 40 What are on screen markers and why are they important to use? On screen markers *  give the operator a horizontal line for leveling a shot and/ or a gridline to assist with the Rule of Thirds.
  • Page 41 Remember: When You Get a Vixia Camera… 1.  Make Sure You Have an SD Card In Camera 2.  Open the Lens 3.  Turn on the Power 4.  Press the Home Button 5.  Adjust Your Settings 6.  Start Recording (5 seconds before/after shot) 7.  Hold the LCD Screen with 2-3 Fingers Behind It.