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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual


  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    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

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder ELURA and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

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    20. Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Important Usage Instructions ...2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...3 Thank you for Choosing a Canon ...6 Introducing the ELURA ...7 Mastering the Basics Powering Your Camcorder ...8 Loading a Cassette...11 Basic Recording ...13 Zooming ...17 Using the LCD Screen...18 Playing Back a Cassette ...22...

  • Page 6: Thank You For Choosing A Canon

    Thank you for Choosing a Canon First, we’d like to thank you for purchasing this Canon camcorder. Its advanced technology makes it very easy to use — you will soon be making high-quality videos which will give you pleasure for years to come.

  • Page 7: Introducing The Elura

    Introducing the ELURA Digital Video ELURA is a next generation digital video camcorder that conforms to the digital video D standard to give you outstanding picture quality. Progressive Scan CCD Shoot both superb quality video and beautifully clear still pictures. Choose your favorite scenes from videos (taken using progressive scan)

  • Page 8: Powering Your Camcorder

    Powering Your Camcorder Before operating your camera, you will need to use the power adapter to: provide power from an AC outlet or charge battery packs Notes: • The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by your camera.

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    Charging and attaching the battery packs Your battery pack was partially charged before it left the factory. It should have enough power for you to check that your camera is working properly. However, you must charge the battery pack fully if you want it to power the camera for more than a few minutes.

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    Subject to change without notice. When replacement or repair of any product including power supply is required, please return it to the nearest authorized Canon Service Center and have it repaired or replaced with the same number product or equivalent.

  • Page 11: Loading A Cassette

    Loading a Cassette OPEN/ EJECT Only use videocassettes marked with the D logo.* Loading and unloading 1. Make sure that you have attached a power source. 2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT 5 switch upwards to release the cassette compartment cover. •...

  • Page 12: Cassette Memory

    Protecting tapes from accidental erasure To protect your recording from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette so that it exposes the hole. (This switch position is usually labeled SAVE or ERASE OFF.) If you load this cassette and put the camera in record pause mode (p. 13), “THE TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION”...

  • Page 13: Basic Recording

    Basic Recording Before you start recording Have you completed the following steps? • Attached a power source (p. 8). • Loaded a cassette (p. 11). • Removed the lens cap and fastened the shoulder strap (p. 85). • Chosen the display: viewfinder or LCD screen (p. 18) •...

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    Notes: • To check that the camera is recording correctly, make a test recording first. • Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.

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    Changing the recording mode (SP/LP) You can record and play back a tape in SP (standard play) and LP (long play) modes. LP extends tape usage by 1.5 times. To switch to LP mode, select REC MODE from the camera or VCR menu, select LP and then close the menu (for instructions on how to use the menus, refer to page 30).

  • Page 16: Demonstration Mode

    Confirmation/Warning beeps The camera’s short operation confirmation beeps are indicated by ` in the illustrations. One beep sounds when you turn the power on or when you begin recording. Two beeps sound when you pause recording or when you fully open the cassette compartment cover.

  • Page 17: Zooming

    Zooming 12 optical zoom The camera’s 12 zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for each scene: • Turn the zoom control down towards W to zoom out to wide-angle. • Turn it up towards T to zoom in to telephoto. You can also control the speed of zooming: •...

  • Page 18: Using The Lcd Screen

    Using the LCD Screen Open the LCD screen Push the LCD panel open button and open the panel by pulling it away from the camera. This automatically switches the LCD screen on and the viewfinder off. When you close the LCD panel, the LCD screen automatically switches off and the viewfinder switches back on.

  • Page 19: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Notes: • Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel. • Do not hold the camera by the LCD panel or the viewfinder. • Make sure you open the LCD panel at 90°, before attempting to rotate it backwards or forwards.

  • Page 20: Allowing The Subject To Monitor Recording

    Allowing the subject to monitor recording When you turn the LCD panel so that it faces the opposite direction (see diagram opposite), you can watch yourself during recording or let your subject monitor recording. • You can choose the display style, reversed (mirror on) or not (mirror off) from the camera menu.

  • Page 21: Built-in Speaker

    Indicators that appear when “mirror” is selected: The tape has reached the end Battery power remaining Condensation warning The battery pack is exhausted • These indicators appear normally in the viewfinder. Built-in speaker The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the sound track alongside the picture during playback.

  • Page 22: Playing Back A Cassette

    • To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the ` (rewind) button. • If the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette. REC SEARCH D.EFFECTS...

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    Other playback modes Playback pause Press the a (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press the e (play) button. The camera automatically goes into stop mode after about five minutes’ playback pause. Fast forward playback To play back the recording at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the 1 (fast forward) button during normal playback or press and hold the 1 (fast forward) button during normal fast forward.

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    Special playback These can only be operated from the wireless controller (p. 33). Frame Advance To play back frame by frame, press the +/ ae button repeatedly during playback pause. Press and hold to play back continuous frame advance. Frame Reverse To play back in reverse frame by frame, press the –/4a button repeatedly during playback pause.

  • Page 25: Connections For Playback On A Tv Screen

    Connections for Playback on a TV Screen You can connect the camera to a TV or VCR in order to play back your recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camera (see p. 8). See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details. If your TV (or VCR) has an S-video input terminal IN/OUT IN/OUT...

  • Page 26

    Note: • If you are going to use the TV as a monitor while you are shooting, remember to keep the TV volume turned down as long as the camera’s audio terminals are connected. If the sound from the TV speakers is picked up by the microphone, an unpleasant high-pitched squeal, called feedback, may be produced.

  • Page 27: Tips For Making Better Videos

    Tips for Making Better Videos Holding the camera For maximum stability, grip the camera in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary support the camera with your left hand. With practice, you will be able to operate the controls by touch, without taking your eye off the action.

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    Picture angle Instead of zooming while recording, try to choose your picture angle before you begin. A good way to tell a story with video is to begin with a long shot that establishes the situation, and then move in with medium shots and close-ups to show the details.

  • Page 29: Turning The Optical Image Stabilizer Off

    Turning the Optical Image Stabilizer Off With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable during telephoto recording. However, the ELURA’s Optical Image Stabilizer allows you to obtain steady recordings even at 12 or 48 magnification. Unlike electronic image stabilizers, it causes no loss of picture quality. The Optical Image Stabilizer can compensate for a wide range of camera movement —...

  • Page 30: Selecting From The Menus

    Selecting from the Menus Many of the camera’s advanced functions are selected from menus which appear in the display. There are four main menus: 1. Camera menu (when the camera is in record pause mode: the POWER switch set to MOVIE, P. SCAN or PHOTO) 2.

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    VCR menu q To dub mode...p. 67 w To recorder set up...p. 69 e Wireless controller...p. 34 r Record mode...p. 15 t Data code...p. 63 y Date/time select ...p. 38 u Brightness ...p. 19 i Displays ...p. 107 o 6-second auto date ...p. 39 !0 Output channel ...p.

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    MENU You can also close the LCD panel with its screen facing up when you select items from the menus. 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the selector dial up or down to move the arrow up or down the display.

  • Page 33: Using The Wireless Controller/tally Lamp

    Using the Wireless Controller/Tally Lamp The supplied wireless controller can operate the camera from a distance of up to 16 feet (5 m). Point it at the camera’s remote sensor while you press the buttons. The tally lamp lights up to let you know that the camera is in range and responding to your commands.

  • Page 34

    Setting the remote sensor mode To prevent interference from other Canon wireless controllers being used nearby, there are two remote sensor modes and an off setting. The wireless controller and the camera have to be set to the same mode in order to be compatible.

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    Notes: • If your wireless controller isn’t working, make sure the camera and the wireless controller are both set to the same mode. Check the mode the camera is set to by pushing any button other than the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller.

  • Page 36: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the Date and Time MENU The date and/or time display forms part of the data code. You can choose to display or hide it during playback (see p. 63). Set the date and time display when you first start using your camera. Charge the backup battery before you begin (see p.

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    14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Time zone LONDON PARIS CAIRO MOSCOW DUBAI KARACHI DACCA BANGKOK H. KONG (Hong Kong) TOKYO SYDNEY SOLOMON Note: • After you have selected your time zone and set the date and time, when you travel to another time zone, there is no need to reset the date and time.

  • Page 38: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock (see p. 30) 1. Put the camera in record pause mode. 2. Open the menu and select D/TIME SET. • The year display starts to flash. 3. Turn the selector dial up and down to change the year. Press the dial in to move to another part of the display.

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    Date and time display You can choose to display or hide the date and time display during recording. When the date and time display is set to ON, the date and time show in the display but the time zone disappears in about four seconds. It is not recorded onto your tape.

  • Page 40: Taking Still Pictures (photo Mode)

    Taking Still Pictures (Photo Mode) You can record still pictures like a photograph. The camera records the picture to tape for approximately six seconds. The exposure is automatically adjusted. 1. Switch the power switch lock lever to the right to unlock it. 2.

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    Notes: • The camcorder will not let you use any of the camera functions while it is recording the still picture. If you turn off the power the camera will only respond once recording is completed. This applies even when you haven’t loaded a cassette.

  • Page 42: Recording In Progressive Scan Mode

    Recording in Progressive Scan Mode The progressive scan mode can be used when you want to look at a video, scene by scene, free from field slippage (the “blurring” that normally occurs when you pause a video). During playback, pause the video any time you like to view a crystal clear still image in the display or on a connected TV screen.

  • Page 43: Searching And Reviewing While Recording

    Searching and Reviewing While Recording Record search When the camera is in record pause mode, you can use record search to play the tape forwards or backwards to find the point where you want to start or resume recording. This is useful when you want to add a new scene to a previously used cassette.

  • Page 44: Using The Various Recording Programs

    Using the Various Recording Programs The camera provides you with a choice of seven recording programs. They use different combinations of camera settings in order to adjust the exposure and other functions to match the recording situation. • For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide the program selector to the [ position.

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    Easy Recording The simplest way to use the camera is with the program selector set to the [ position. The camera will take care of focus, exposure and other adjustments, leaving you free to point and shoot. If you select this Easy Recording program, you cannot use: •...

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    Portrait Use this program outdoors to make subjects stand out from a softened foreground and background. It works well for still-lifes and close-ups. The effect is most noticeable when the zoom position is between the middle range and the telephoto end. Focus manually for maximum accuracy, and be careful when recording action scenes, as this program may cause fast moving objects to shudder.

  • Page 47: Using Digital Effects

    Using Digital Effects Use the camera’s digital effects for more interesting productions: faders, effects and the multi-image screen. You can add digital effects during recording or playback. Faders Use the various faders to start or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Fade Trigger When you start recording, the scene gradually fades in from a black screen.

  • Page 48

    Effects Use these to add special effects to your recordings. Sound is recorded normally. Adds a paint-like effect, called solarization, to the image. Black and White Records the image in black and white. Sepia Records a monochrome image with a sepia tint.

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    Multi-image screen Divides your display image into four, nine or sixteen smaller images with the Image Capture feature. With this feature, the current scene being shot or replayed by the camera is captured by the camcorder. Choose the transition speed — manual, fast (every 4 frames), moderate (every 6 frames) or slow (every 8 frames) —...

  • Page 50

    8. Push the ON/OFF button. • Your selection stops flashing. • If you have chosen an effect, it takes effect on the display. • Each time you press the ON/OFF button, the chosen fader or effect is activated (display lights up) or deactivated (display flashes). 9.

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    Operating the multi-image screen 1. Select MULTI-S from the digital effects menu with the selector dial. 2. Select TR. SPEED (transition speed) or SPLIT TO from the digital effects menu. • Point the arrow at TR. SPEED and press the selector dial in. •...

  • Page 52

    Adding digital effects during playback You can add digital effects during playback by using the wireless controller only. Digital effects added during playback aren’t recorded onto the original tape. Set the manual capture multi-image screen only while in normal/reverse playback pause mode or slow forward/reverse playback mode.

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    Notes: • The camera remembers your chosen digital effect until you change it. • Select D.EFFECT | to turn a previously selected digital effect off completely. • You can not use effects during playback if the DV cable is connected to the DV terminal.

  • Page 54: Audio Recording

    Audio Recording Selecting the audio mode ELURA can record sound in two audio modes — 16-bit and 12-bit. The 16-bit mode produces the higher sound quality (slightly superior to CD) while the 12-bit mode records on two channels (stereo 1), leaving two channels free (stereo 2) for you to add new sound at a later date.

  • Page 55: Wind Screen

    1. Make sure that the ELURA is switched off. 2. Lift the MULTI-CONNECTOR cover and align the multi- connectors of the docking unit and the camera. 3. Push the docking unit onto the camera and turn the locking screw clockwise to fix it securely onto the base. •...

  • Page 56: Setting The Self-timer

    Setting the Self-Timer MENU This is useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording. SELF-TIMER••OFF (see p. 30) 1. Set the camera to record pause mode. 2. Select SELF-TIMER from the menu and set it to ON Push the SELF-TIMER button on the wireless controller.

  • Page 57: Adjusting Exposure Manually

    Adjusting Exposure Manually Exposure lock When you are recording in situations where the lighting may change suddenly, you can lock the exposure at the current level in order to control the brightness of the image. To lock the exposure, press the EXP button. Press it again to return to the automatically set exposure level.

  • Page 58: Shutter Speed

    Notes: • You cannot adjust the exposure without the e mark before E.LOCK in the display. Push the EXP button so that e appears before E.LOCK. Then you can adjust the exposure manually. • The standard exposure level depends on which recording program you have selected.

  • Page 59

    Concerning shooting in fluorescent lighting When the camera is set to [ (Easy Recording) mode or auto mode, it automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed to compensate. However, if the brightness of the LCD or viewfinder display starts to flicker, make sure the camera is set to auto mode and select the 1/100 shutter speed.

  • Page 60: Adjusting Focus Manually

    Adjusting Focus Manually The camera can focus automatically. All you have to do is point it, and whatever is in the center of the display will usually be in sharp focus. If it does not seem to be focusing well, it may be because the subject is not suitable for autofocus. You can use the manual focusing function for more control over focusing.

  • Page 61: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the White Balance The camera’s auto white balance system compensates for a wide range of lighting conditions. Although slight variations are unavoidable, colors will appear natural in virtually every situation. In some cases, you will get better results by setting the white balance yourself, or using one of the two preset modes: T Indoor Mode...

  • Page 62

    Setting the white balance manually will probably work better than auto white balance when shooting: Subjects with one dominant color, such as sky, sea or forest Close-ups In rapidly changing lighting conditions In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapor lights Notes: •...

  • Page 63: Displaying Data Code

    Displaying Data Code A data code, containing the date and time the recording was made and other camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings) is automatically recorded on a special data section of the tape. During VCR mode, the data code can be displayed or hidden while the camera is in play, slow or still mode.

  • Page 64

    Notes: • To avoid accidental recording, make sure that you slide the tab on the cassette so that it exposes the hole (the switch position is usually labeled SAVE or ERASE OFF). • The data code will read “— — —” in the following situations: –...

  • Page 65: Searching The Tape (photo Search/date Search)

    Searching the Tape (Photo Search/Date Search) This allows you to move quickly through still pictures recorded anywhere on a tape (photo search) or between different days or areas of recording (date search). • You can only use this function from the wireless controller. 1.

  • Page 66: Returning To A Pre-marked Position

    Returning to a Pre-Marked Position Use the wireless controller to go back to a pre-determined point on a tape following playback. 1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button during playback at a point you want to return to later. • The time code is replaced by a tape counter that is set to zero with the  indication.

  • Page 67: The Dubbing Function

    (analog line-in, p. 78). If you connect another Canon digital video camcorder to the camera instead of a VCR, you can use the Dubbing Function for digital-to-digital dubbing, with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality. However, you cannot add digital effects or set the cut-in and cut-out adjustments using the built-in digital timer (p.

  • Page 68

    Setting the camera to control your VCR The camcorder’s Dubbing Function controls your VCR by using the same infra-red signals as the VCR’s remote control. Make sure the camera is in a spot where it can remotely control your VCR. 1.

  • Page 69: Using The Dubbing Function For The First Time

    Using the Dubbing Function for the First Time When you use the dubbing function for the first time, or with a different VCR, you should set your camcorder to send the correct remote control signals to your VCR. The camera will not forget this setting unless you change it.

  • Page 70

    Setting RECORDER Use the chart on the next page to find the RECORDER settings for your brand of VCR. Make sure the camcorder’s infra-red control signals can reach the VCR, and the VCR is in record pause mode. (Ready to record and on pause.) 1.

  • Page 71

    VCR. VCR remote control signals vary depending on model and brand. First, choose the right RECORDER setting for your VCR. The number indicates the VCR brand. The letter indicates the set of signals. Brand Settings Canon 1-A to 1-C Aiwa 2-A to 2-C Akai...

  • Page 72: Dubbing To A Vcr

    Dubbing to a VCR 1. Make sure you are in the DUB MODE menu. 2. Select FADE IN, EFFECT or FADE OUT from the DUB MODE menu. • Point the arrow at “FADE IN” and press the selector dial in. •...

  • Page 73: Cut-in And Cut-out Adjustments

    Cut-In and Cut-Out Adjustments Setting the Cut-In and Cut-Out Adjustments The point where a scene starts is called the “cut-in” point, and the point where it ends is called the “cut-out” point. Some VCR models take a second or more to actually start recording after they receive the command signal.

  • Page 74

    How to calculate the best adjustment for the “cut-in” and “cut-out” points Use the tape on which you recorded the digital timer in “Setting RECORDER” to calculate the cut-in and cut-out adjustment values. 1. Rewind the tape in the VCR and play back the recorded digital timer.

  • Page 75: Simple Editing To A Vcr

    Simple Editing to a VCR If you cannot find the appropriate remote control setting for the camcorder to control your VCR, you still can edit a tape to the VCR as follows. Preparations 1. Connect the camera to the VCR. •...

  • Page 76: Dubbing With Digital Video Equipment

    • You may not be able to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal. Use a Canon CV-150F DV cable to connect two digital devices together. When you are recording from the ELURA, make sure you connect the cable to the ELURA before connecting the other end of the cable to the recording device.

  • Page 77

    DK-1 kit With the optional DK-1 kit, you can download high quality beautiful still pictures for making cards, calendars, a digital photo album, use on internet home pages, and so on. For full details of how to use the DK-1 DV Capture Kit, refer the DK-1’s and computer’s instruction manual.

  • Page 78: Recording From A Vcr,tv Or Other Camcorder (analog Line-in)

    Recording from a VCR,TV or Other Camcorder (Analog Line-in) You can record a TV program or a video played on your VCR or analog camcorder (digital camcorders, see p. 76) onto a tape in the ELURA, if the TV or other device has audio/video outputs.

  • Page 79

    Basic editing 1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section you want to copy. 2. Start to play it back while you monitor the picture on the TV. 3. Press the start/stop button on the body of the ELURA or REC PAUSE on the wireless controller.

  • Page 80: Recording Over Existing Scenes (a/v Insert Editing)

    Recording Over Existing Scenes (A/V Insert Editing) You can insert new scenes from your VCR or other camcorder onto your pre- recorded tape using the ELURA’s analog line-in or DV in terminals. Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and audio. The tape in the camera: When using the ELURA’s A/V insert function, only record to tapes recorded in SP mode with continuously recorded time codes.

  • Page 81

    1. Connect the camera to the VCR, load recorded tapes into both the camcorder and VCR. • Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the tape has been slid to REC (closed position). 2. Turn the POWER switch to VCR. 3. On the VCR, locate a point three seconds before the scene to be inserted.

  • Page 82: Audio Dubbing

    Audio Dubbing You can add sound to the original sound on a prerecorded tape from audio products (AUDIO IN) or with the internal or external microphone (MIC. IN). The original sound will not be erased. For best results, add sound to tapes that have been recorded with this camera in SP mode with 12-bit sound.

  • Page 83

    V CR • O F F • MOVIE • P.SCAN • PHOTO • AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN (see p. 31) 1. Load your recorded tape into the camcorder. 2. Turn the POWER switch to VCR. 3. Open the VCR menu, select AUDIO DUB. 4.

  • Page 84

    Notes: • You can not use the DV terminal while adding sound. • You might want to adjust the audio mix (p. 89) when playing back a tape with added sound. • There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded on a camcorder other than the ELURA.

  • Page 85: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Adjust the viewfinder • In record pause mode, adjust the viewfinder focusing lever to suit your eyesight. • The viewfinder extends straight out for comfortable viewing. Store the camera with the viewfinder flush with the body of the camera. •...

  • Page 86: Notes On Using The Batteries

    Notes on Using the Batteries Charging and recording times • These times vary — the safest policy is always to have two or three times as many battery packs as you think you will need. • You will get more recording time if you turn the camera off between shots, instead of leaving it in record pause mode.

  • Page 87

    When to recharge You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. Unlike a conventional battery pack, it does not have to be fully discharged first. However, as the battery pack will naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it the same day you plan to use it, or the day before.

  • Page 88

    In this case, connect a power source to the camcorder, reset the date and time (p. 36) and recharge the backup battery. • If you discard this product, dispose of the lithium backup battery separately to prevent pollution. For further information, contact your local Canon service center or dealer. DANGER! Treat the battery pack with care.

  • Page 89: Setting The Audio Mix

    Setting the Audio Mix V CR • O F F • MOVIE • P.SCAN • PHOTO • When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12-bit mode, you can set the audio output to play: stereo 1 (the original sound), stereo 2 (any new sound, dubbed to the tape after recording), or mix the balance between the two.

  • Page 90

    Selecting audio output channels When you play back a tape whose audio has been recorded on multiple channels, you can change the output channels of that sound. (see p. 31) 1. Set the camera to VCR, load a tape recorded with multiple-channel audio.

  • Page 91: Maintenance

    Maintenance Cautions Avoid high temperatures and high humidity. • Do not leave the camera inside a car in hot weather, for example. • Be careful of heat radiating from video lighting equipment. • Do not take the camera into a humid room. Avoid sudden changes in temperature.

  • Page 92

    When the video heads are badly contaminated, the camera may show a blank blue screen. • Clean the video heads using Canon’s DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette. If the “noise” remains, repeat the cleaning (up to maximum of five times).

  • Page 93

    • You can use the compact power adapter to operate your camera and charge battery packs in any country where the electricity supply is between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug adapters for overseas use.

  • Page 94

    Condensation Condensation may form on the camera when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Using the camera while condensation is present can damage both the tape and the camera. Condensation may become a problem: When you take the camera from a cold place to a warm room When the camera is left in a humid room Protecting the camera from condensation...

  • Page 95: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder. Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list — turn to the page numbers in parentheses for more information. Make sure that the camera is properly connected if you are using it with a TV or VCR.

  • Page 96

    • The tape has reached the end. • When recording in dark places a bright light in the scene may cause a vertical light bar (“smear”) to appear. This is a normal feature of camcorders. Without much contrast (e.g. a white wall) Dark subjects...

  • Page 97

    ? The playback picture is rough (with mosaic-like noise). ? There’s no picture on the TV screen, even though the tape is moving. ? There’s no sound coming from the speaker during playback. Miscellaneous Problem ? The wireless controller doesn’t work.

  • Page 98: The Elura System Diagram

    The ELURA System Diagram WD-46 Wide- converter TL-46 Tele- converter FS-46U Filter Set SR-30.5/46 Step-up Ring FS-46 Filter Set VL-10Li SA-1 Battery Video Light Adapter Bracket BP-900 Series Lithium ion Battery Pack Stereo Microphone (commercially available) SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case (Availability differs from area to area) WL-D71 MiniDV...

  • Page 99: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center. Battery packs Extra batteries for use with the ELURA. Battery pack...

  • Page 100

    DU-200 Docking Unit The docking unit allows you to use LANC m REMOTE controller, headphones and external microphone. Specifications Microphone input terminal Headphones terminal DC output terminal m REMOTE terminal Dimensions Weight SR-30.5/46 Step-up Ring This makes it possible to use the 46 mm filters and converters (shown below) with ELURA.

  • Page 101

    FS-46 Filter Set Three special effects filters to add a creative touch to your recordings: multiple-image, R-cross and zoom-spot. • Focus manually when using special effects filters. FS-46U Filter Set Ultraviolet, neutral density and circular polarizing filters to help you take control of difficult lighting conditions.

  • Page 102

    SA-1 Adapter Bracket Attaches a video light or microphone securely to the camera. Note: • If you attach the SA-1 Adapter Bracket directly to the ELURA (without using the DU-200 Docking Unit), you cannot open or close the LCD panel. CH-900 Dual Battery Charger/ Holder This holds two battery packs and can charge them both consectively.

  • Page 103

    Adaptec, Inc./MGI PhotoSuite is a trademark of MGI Software Corp./Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark. Provided accessories:...

  • Page 104: Finding Your Way Around Elura

    Finding Your Way Around ELURA Digital effects ON/OFF button (P. 50)/ (stop) button (P. 22) D. EFFECTS (Digital effects) button (P. 49)/ (play/pause) button (P. 22) + REC SEARCH button (P. 43)/ (fast foward) button (P. 22) Record review button (P. 43)/ –...

  • Page 105

    Viewfinder focusing lever (P. 85) Zoom control lever (P. 17) Program selector (P. 13) EXP (Exposure) button (P. 57) FOCUS/DATA CODE button (P. 60)/(P. 63) OPEN/EJECT switch (P. 11) Program selector Easy Recording (P. 45) Program AE (P. 44) Viewfinder (P. 85, 92) Stereo microphone (P.

  • Page 106

    MULTI-CONNECTOR cover (P. 54) MULTI-CONNECTOR terminal (P. 54) Docking unit/Tripod socket (P. 54) MENU button (P. 32) START/STOP/ PHOTO button (P. 13, 40) SELF TIMER button (P. 56) TV SCREEN button (P. 107) DATA CODE button (P. 63) D. EFFECTS (Digital effects) button (P.

  • Page 107: Screen Displays

    Screen Displays To display the date and time on a connected TV, press the wireless controller’s DATA CODE button. Press the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN button to see the other displays on the TV screen. (The displays appear white on-screen.) They will not be added to any recordings you make with the camera.

  • Page 108: Normal Playback

    Normal playback (p. 22) Fast forward (p. 22) Rewind (p. 22) Fast forward playback (p. 23) Rewind playback (p. 23) Frame advance playback (p. 24) Frame reverse playback (p. 24) Playback pause (forward and reverse) (p. 23) Slow playback (forward and reverse) (p.

  • Page 109

    The remote sensor is turned off (p. 34). Self-timer countdown (p. 56) Zero set memory (p. 66) Audio mode (p. 54) Data code (p. 63) F 1 0 1 / 5 0 0 1 2 : 0 0 AM J AN 1 1 9 9 9 Progressive scan mode (p.

  • Page 110: Time Code

    Multi-image screen (p. 49). The wind screen is turned on (p. 55). Volume level (p. 21) Audio output (p. 89) Mix balance (p. 89) Mix select has not been released at the menu (p. 89) Audio/visual insert (p. 81) Audio dubbing (p. 83) Audio input (p.

  • Page 111: Caution Phrases

    Caution phrases The camera displays various caution phrases — they appear for four seconds before disappearing. Appears each time you turn the power SET THE on, until you set the DATE AND T IME time zone, date and time (p. 36). Appears when the battery pack is CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK...

  • Page 112: Specifications

    (0°–40°C) Battery capacity: 750 mAh Dimensions: 1 71 mm) inch Weight: 2 oz (60 g) Weight and dimensions are approximate Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc. oz approx. (590 g)

  • Page 113: Index

    Index 16:9, 53 Å Abroad, Using the Camera, 93 Accessories, 6, 99 Adapter, AC, 8 AE Programs, 44 Analog line-in, 78 Art, 48 Audio Dubbing, 82 Audio Mix, 89 Audio Mode, 54 Audio Output, 90 Audio Recording and Playback, 54 Audio/Video Terminals, 25 Auto, 45 Autofocus, 60...

  • Page 114

    Ø Optical Image Stabilizer, 29 Optional Accessories, 99 ∏ Pause, Record, 13 Photo Mode, 40 Photo Search, 65 Playback, 22 Playback Connection, 25 Playback Pause, 23 Portrait, 46 Power Adapter, 8 Powering Your Camcorder, 8 Pre-Marked Position, 66 Preparing the Camera, 85 Problems, 95 Progressive Scan Mode, 42 Â...

  • Page 115

    ELURA DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER LIMITED WARRANTY The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“CUSA”) with respect to each Canon ELURA Digital Video Camcorder (“DV Camcorder”) purchased and used in the United States. Each Canon DV Camcorder, when delivered to you in new condition in its original container, is warranted against defective material or workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase (three (3) months in the case of the video head part), defective parts or DV Camcorders returned to a CUSA factory service center (“CUSA Center”) or...

  • Page 116

    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 117

    15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92718 USA CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 1020 Auahi Street, Bldg. #8, Honolulu, HI 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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