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  • Page 1 Digital Video Software Version 21 Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read This First ... 4 Checking Supplied Accessories ... 4 System Requirements ... 5 What is Digital Video Software? ... 6 Windows ... 7 CameraWindow ... 7 [Acquire Images] Tab ... 8 [Print] Tab ... 9 [Set to Camera] Tab ... 10 Camera Browser Window ...11 Browser Window...
  • Page 3 Playing Back Movies... 61 Exporting Images ... 62 Changing the File Type and Save... 62 Extracting Still Images from Movies... 65 Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card ... 67 Adding Still Images to the Memory Card ... 67 Adding Sample Images to the Memory Card ...
  • Page 4: Read This First

    • Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to mistaken operation or malfunction of the camcorder, the software, memory cards (miniSD Cards), personal computers, or peripheral devices, or due to use of a memory card not initialized by a Canon camcorder. Trademark Acknowledgments •...
  • Page 5: System Requirements

    PowerPC G3/G4/G5 RAM: 256 MB or more Interface: Free Hard Disk Space: Canon Utilities Display: 1024 Proper operation is not guaranteed on a user-built PC. Proper operation is not guaranteed on any particular system, even if it meets the requirements outlined above.
  • Page 6: What Is Digital Video Software

    What is Digital Video Software? The following software will be installed by installing the Digital Video Software. ImageBrowser • Viewing downloaded still images • Categorizing, organizing, and searching large volumes of still images • Editing still images • Changing the data for still images and save them as new files •...
  • Page 7: Windows

    Click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (bar appearing at the bottom of the desktop) if the Camera Control window does not appear. When the [CameraWindow] icon is not in the Dock, double click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive where the program was installed, followed by the [CameraWindow] folder and the [CameraWindow] icon.
  • Page 8: [acquire Images] Tab

    [Acquire Images] Tab This tab is used for downloading still images recorded on the disc or memory card by connecting a camcorder or a card reader/writer to the computer. Camera Control window Selects a function in the Camera Control window. Specify the image type to be downloaded and the destination folder.
  • Page 9: [print] Tab

    [Print] Tab This tab is used for printing still images on the disc or memory card without having the images downloaded to the computer. The window varies depending on the selected printing type. Refer to Printing Still Images Recorded on the Disc or Memory Card ( 38).
  • Page 10: [set To Camera] Tab

    [Set to Camera] Tab This tab is used for confirming and changing the owner name of the camcorder you can specify ( 79) and uploading the still images to the card. My Camera function is not supported by the camcorder. Camera Control window Uploading the images from the computer.
  • Page 11: Camera Browser Window

    Camera Browser Window Camera Browser window Starts ImageBrowser. Prints the selected still images. Selects the still image selection method. Still image information and a histogram Selects whether to show or hide the image frame and file name. Changes the size of the thumbnail. Windows...
  • Page 12: Browser Window

    ImageBrowser is a software program used for organizing, printing and editing the downloaded still images. To start ImageBrowser, click the [ImageBrowser] icon in the Dock. If the ImageBrowser icon is not in the Dock, double-click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive on which the program was installed, followed by the [ImageBrowser] folder and the [ImageBrowser] icon.
  • Page 13: View Mode

    3 View Mode You can select a view mode of images in the Browser Area. [Preview]: The thumbnail images are displayed at the bottom of the Browser Area, and the Information Panel is displayed in the upper part. Preview Image Selected Thumbnail [List]: The images are displayed as thumbnails.
  • Page 14 [TimeTunnel]: The images are displayed in the chronological order. The date/time at which the images were shot appears on the red line. You can change this date/time by double-clicking it on the display. A window similar to the one below appears. Specify the new date/time.
  • Page 15 [File Information] When the view mode is set to [List] or [TimeTunnel], select [Get Info] from the [File] menu to display the following window. You can rename files. Hides the information display at the right. Shooting information You can switch and view the shooting information of the next or previous image by clicking these buttons.
  • Page 16 5 Application Tool Bar 1 Canon Camera View Image SlideShow Internet Print Send to Trash Windows Opens CameraWindow. Displays a selected image in the [Image Viewer] window. Displays still images in a slide show. Allows attaching the selected still images to E-mail messages.
  • Page 17: [image Viewer] Window

    [Image Viewer] Window The [Image Viewer] window appears when you select an image and click [View Image] or double click an image. Changes the zoom ratio of the image. 1 Back/Next Displays the previous/next image in the current folder. Save Allows saving the edited image.
  • Page 18: [trim Image] Window

    [Trim Image] Window Select [Trim Image] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Either drag the mouse on the still image or specify the cropping area, and click [Trim Image]. [Color/Brightness Adjustment] Window Select [Color/Brightness Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 19: [red Eye Correction] Window

    [Red Eye Correction] Window Select [Red Eye Correction] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to correct still images in which peoples’ eyes appear red. [Insert Text] Window Select [Insert Text] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 20: [level Adjustment] Window

    [Level Adjustment] Window Select [Level Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to adjust the levels in a still image to change its appearance. [Tone Curve Adjustment] Window Select [Tone Curve Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 21: [sharpness] Window

    [Sharpness] Window Select [Sharpness] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to emphasize and clarify the outlines of people and objects. [Auto Adjustment] Window Select [Auto Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 22: Installing The Digital Video Software

    Installing the Digital Video Software Before you connect the camcorder to the computer with the USB cable for the first time, you must install the Digital Video Software. Your digital video camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). This protocol enables you to download still images by simply connecting the camera to a computer with the USB cable (using software such as iPhoto or Image Capture preinstalled on Mac OS X).
  • Page 23 Click Digital Video Software [Install]. Installer Panel Select [Easy Installation] and click [Next]. To install the software individually, select [Custom Installation]. Read the license agreement and click [Agree]. Review the installation settings and click [Next]. Installing the Digital Video Software...
  • Page 24 When the “Installation has finished.” message appears, click [OK]. After the installation is complete, restart the computer as prompted. Installing the Digital Video Software...
  • Page 25: Before Downloading Images

    Before Downloading Images Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. Connect the USB cable directly to one of the computer’s main USB ports.
  • Page 26 Attach the supplied USB cable to the computer’s USB port and the camcorder’s USB Terminal. USB Terminal on the Camcorder Before Downloading Images USB Cable Camcorder End Computer End USB Port on the Computer...
  • Page 27: Camerawindow Automatic Launch Setting

    Click [OK]. If you do not wish the Camera Control window to open automatically when you connect the camcorder, click the [File] menu and clear the check mark from the [Start when a camera is connected]. [Canon Utilities] Before Downloading Images...
  • Page 28: Downloading Still Images (imagebrowser)

    Proper operation when connecting to a computer or printer cannot be guaranteed if the disc inserted into the camcorder was recorded or used in a non-Canon digital device. You cannot connect the camcorder to a computer if the disc or memory...
  • Page 29: Using The Computer To Download Still Images

    To start the Camera Control window manually, click the [CameraWindow] icon located in the Dock. If the [CameraWindow] icon is not in the Dock, double click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive where the program was installed, followed by the [CameraWindow] folder and the [CameraWindow] icon.
  • Page 30: Applying Auto-downloading Settings

    Applying Auto-downloading Settings This task allows you to apply auto-downloading settings. You can specify the types of still images and the destination folder. In the Camera Control window, click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences]. Select [Change auto download settings] and click [Next]. Downloading Still Images (ImageBrowser)
  • Page 31 Select the image type to be downloaded and click [Next]. Place a check mark here if you wish the original image in the camcorder to be deleted after downloading. The still images recorded on the disc will not be marked as “already transferred”...
  • Page 32 Specify a process to perform after the image is downloaded and click [Next]. Below window will be displayed when you select [Perform selected processes consecutively] (You can redisplay the window by clicking [Select]). Select a process to perform after the image is downloaded, and click [OK]. Click [Finish].
  • Page 33: Downloading The Selected Still Images

    Downloading the Selected Still Images Click [Lets you select and download images]. Select images you wish to download and click [Download Images]. • Clicking on 2 images while holding down the [option] + [shift] key selects also all images between the 2 images. •...
  • Page 34 Confirm the settings and click [Start Download]. • ImageBrowser starts, and Browser Window appears. Setting for the folder and the subfolder for downloaded images Settings for the file prefix and the consecutive numbers • To make changes, click [Change Settings]. [Specify Folder] Tab Specify the settings of the folder and subfolder.
  • Page 35: Using A Card Reader/writer

    Using a Card Reader/Writer The basic operations are the same as when you connect the camcorder to the computer. Follow the procedure below to open the CameraWindow. For instructions on how to connect the card reader/writer, please refer to its manual. If your card reader/writer does not support miniSD cards, please purchase an appropriate adapter for the card.
  • Page 36: Using The Camcorder To Download Still Images (direct Transfer Function)

    Using the Camcorder to Download Still Images (Direct Transfer Function) If your camcorder supports the Direct Transfer Function, you can use the camcorder to download images. Set the direct transfer settings on the camcorder screen after starting the Camera Control window. •...
  • Page 37 Select [Change direct transfer download destination folder] and click [Next]. Specify the destination folder settings and click [Finish]. Click [Quit] to close the Camera Control window. Destination Folder Click this button to specify the destination folder. Select to specify the name of the subfolder.
  • Page 38: Printing Still Images

    Printing Still Images Printing Still Images Recorded on the Disc or Memory Card You can select one of the following 4 methods to print still images in the disc or card without downloading images to the computer. • [Print All Images] - Prints all still images recorded on a disc or memory card in the connected camcorder or in a card reader/writer one image per page.
  • Page 39 Click on one of the 4 printing methods. Specify the print settings and click [Print]. The window varies depending on the selected printing method in step 3. Printing Still Images...
  • Page 40 When you have selected [Print All Images]: Sets the paper size settings. Selects the printer. Sets the shooting date/time imprint and color settings. Sets the auto trim (crops image edges according to the page proportions) or borderless print settings. Printing Still Images Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected.
  • Page 41 When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet of All Images]: Sets the printer and paper size settings. Selects the printer. Sets the print settings for shooting information, comments, headers, footers and page numbers. Sets the number of rows and columns. Sets the number of print copies of the contact sheets.
  • Page 42 When you have selected [Select image and print]: • If you selected [Select image and print], the following window will be displayed. Select still images you wish to print, and click [Print]. If you selected [Contact Sheet Print], the same window described in the previous section When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet of All Images]: ( selected [One Photo Per Page Print], the same window described in the previous section When you have selected [Print All Images]: (...
  • Page 43: Printing Still Images Downloaded To The Computer

    Printing Still Images Downloaded to the Computer You can select one of the following 3 methods to print still images downloaded to the computer. • [One Photo per page Print] - Prints one still image per page. • [Index Print] - Prints a selection of multiple still images in columns and rows in an index form.
  • Page 44 Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Sets the paper settings. Selects the printer. Sets the shooting date/time imprint and color settings. Sets the auto trim (crops image edges according to the page proportions) or borderless print settings. Printing Still Images Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected.
  • Page 45: [index Print]

    When the print window opens, click [Print]. When the printing finishes, click [Index Print] Select still images you wish to print and click [Print] [Index Print] from the displayed menu. to close the window. Printing Still Images...
  • Page 46 Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Sets the paper size and orientation. Selects the printer. Sets the print settings for shooting information, comments, headers, footers and page numbers. Sets the number of rows and columns. Sets the number of print copies of the contact sheets. When the print window opens, click [Print].
  • Page 47: [layout Print]

    [Layout Print] • You can select one of the following 3 layout print methods. [Custom layout printing] [Fixed photo size printing] Allows you to specify the size of the all still images. [Tiled photo printing] • Selecting [Edit] [Add Text] allows you to write some texts on a still image. You can move added text boxes on the still image by dragging them.
  • Page 48: Multiple Page Printing

    Select a print style from the pull-down menu and click [Print] after specifying the print settings. When the print window opens, click [Print]. When the printing finishes, click Multiple Page Printing Multiple page printing is a function that enables you to print enlarged still images or panoramic images onto multiple pages.
  • Page 49 Specify the print settings and click [Print]. To enlarge a still image, you can click [Page Setup] and enter a new value at [Scale]. Selecting [Multiple Page Print Options] from the [File] menu allows you to specify the [Print Resolution]. The lower the resolution you set, the larger the image is printed and vice versa - the higher you set the print resolution, the smaller the image is printed.
  • Page 50: Organizing Images

    Organizing Images Applying Star Rating • This task allows you to apply ratings to your images from one star to three stars. The Star Rating can be used as one of the search conditions, or for the selection of images to be displayed in the Browser Window. •...
  • Page 51: Specifying The Keywords

    Specifying the Keywords Keyword is used for searching images. Select an image you wish to apply the keyword. Select [Keyword] Place a check mark next to the keyword you wish to apply and click [OK]. You can add and delete keywords, or change the keyword list in the [Manage Keywords] window by selecting [Keyword] [Settings] from the [Edit] menu.
  • Page 52: Classifying The Images

    Classifying the Images This task allows you to sort images into a folder according to the shooting date or Star Rating. Sort by the Shooting Date Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Select [The files will be separated into folders for each shooting date.] and click [Next].
  • Page 53: Sort By The Star Rating

    Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. The selected images are classified into the specific folder. Sort by the Star Rating Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Organizing Images...
  • Page 54 Select [The files will be organized by Star Rating.] and click [Next]. Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. Organizing Images...
  • Page 55: Renaming Multiple Files

    Renaming Multiple Files This task allows you to rename multiple files at the same time, or to rename and copy multiple files. Select the images you wish to rename and select [Organize Image] [Rename] from the [File] menu. Specify the settings and click [OK]. The images are renamed according to the settings specified.
  • Page 56: Searching For Images

    Searching for Images This task allows you to search for images by Star Rating, Modification Date, Shooting Date, Comment or Keywords. Select a folder in the explorer view. Select [Search] from the [File] menu. Specify the search conditions and click [Search Now]. •...
  • Page 57 Click [Finish]. • To change the search parameters and perform another search, click [Back] and repeat steps 3-4. • The images of the search result are displayed in the [Search Results] folder. You can print or copy these images to another folder. The images will remain in this folder until ImageBrowser is closed or another search is performed.
  • Page 58: Creating A Movie From The Still Images

    Creating a Movie from the Still Images Editing Movies You can link still images, insert text and background music, and add effects. If you have an AVI file in your computer, you can use this function to edit the file. Select images in the Browser area.
  • Page 59 Apply effects to the images and click [3.Audio]. To set a transition effect, you need to select a transition box in the Storyboard Area. Set the audio and click [4.Save]. You can add an MP3, AIFF or WAV file as audio. Creating a Movie from the Still Images...
  • Page 60 Select a file type and click [Save]. • Select the destination folder, input the file name and click [Save]. • To exit MovieEdit Task, from the [MovieEdit Task] menu, select [Quit MovieEdit Task]. Select this to save as Motion JPEG compressed AVI.
  • Page 61: Playing Back Movies

    Playing Back Movies In the CameraWindow and Browser Area, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a (movie) icon. In the Browser Area, double-click a thumbnail with a (movie) icon. Clicking the (Play) icon at the bottom of the image in the Main Window also plays back the movie.
  • Page 62: Exporting Images

    Exporting Images Changing the File Type and Save This task allows you to change the size, resolution or data for of selected still images and save them as new files and allows saving the shooting properties of the still image to a text file or copying the still images with new names. Furthermore, you can export still images for use as a screen saver or a wallpaper.
  • Page 63 Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. The window varies depending on the selected export type in step 2. When you have selected [Edit and Save Image]: You can convert still images to another file type, resize and save them as new files.
  • Page 64 When you have selected [Export as a Screensaver]: You can export and save the image as a screen saver. When you have selected [Export an Image as Wallpaper]: You can export and save the image as a desktop wallpaper. This task cannot be performed if you have selected multiple images.
  • Page 65: Extracting Still Images From Movies

    Extracting Still Images from Movies You can extract still images from movies and save them as image files. Select a movie and select [Extract frames from a movie] from the [Edit] menu. Set the still image extraction method and click [2. Preview]. •...
  • Page 66 Check the extracted still images and click [3. Save]. Specify the file name and the folder where you wish to save it and click [Save]. Exporting Images...
  • Page 67: Adding Still Images From Your Computer To The Memory Card

    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can save still images from the computer to a memory card. You can also save sample images for card mix from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK. Only still images with JPEG compression can be saved to the memory card. Unable to upload the still images to the disc.
  • Page 68: Adding Sample Images To The Memory Card

    Select the still image you wish to add and click [Open]. You can check the selected image by clicking the file name. In the Add image window, select the image size and click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. •...
  • Page 69 Connect the camcorder to the computer ( Click the [Set to Camera] tab in the Camera Control window, and [Uploads images to the camera]. Double-click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [DVC CARD IMAGE] folder. 25). Exporting Images...
  • Page 70 Open the [CAMERA CHROMA], [CARD ANIMATION], [CARD CHROMA] or [CARD LUMINANCE] folder, select the image you wish to copy to the camcorder and click [Open]. In the Add image window, click [Add]. Exporting Images...
  • Page 71: Using Various Functions

    Using Various Functions Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) You can merge a series of overlapping images into a single, seamless panorama. PhotoStitch automatically arranges still images recorded with the camcorder’s Stitch Assist mode in their correct order and orientation, making it easy to merge them.
  • Page 72 Select [PhotoStitch] from the [Edit] menu. Arrange the order of the still images and click [2.Merge]. Operational instructions are displayed in the upper section of the window. Click [Start]. Using Various Functions...
  • Page 73 Select [3.Save] and then click [Save]. • Select the destination folder, input the file name and click [Save]. • In the View the Saved Image? window, click [Yes]. The Viewer window opens and displays the merged image. • To exit PhotoStitch, from the [PhotoStitch] menu, select [Quit PhotoStitch]. You can record the surroundings in 360 degrees, and stitch them together later to form a 360-degrees cylinder.
  • Page 74: Attaching Images To E-mail Messages

    Attaching Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected images to an E-mail message. Select the images you wish to send in the Browser Area. From the [Internet] menu, select [Create Image for Email]. Specify the image size and click [Next]. When you select [Send without changing the file size], move on to step 5.
  • Page 75 Specify the reduction ratio and image quality and click [Next]. • [Resize(%)]: Select the reduction ratio relative to the original size of the image. • [Quality]: Select the image quality. The lower the quality, the rougher the image becomes, but the size of the file also becomes smaller. •...
  • Page 76 Select whether you wish to start your e-mail software and click [Finish]. • If you have selected [Start email application after closing], your e-mail software starts automatically. Open a new e-mail message and attach the image. With some types of e-mail software, you can attach images to e-mail messages simply by dragging them from the Browser Area to the new message window.
  • Page 77: Running A Slide Show

    Running a Slide Show From the [View] menu, select [Slide Show Options]. Select the slide show settings and click [OK]. • [Auto Play]: Select the interval by sliding the control under [Play Interval] (from 1 to 30 seconds). • [Control with Mouse or Keypad]: Advances the slide show manually with the mouse or keyboard.
  • Page 78: Adding Sound To A Still Image

    Adding Sound to a Still Image • To add sound to still images, use the MAC OS recording function. Depending on the computer, you may need to connect peripherals such as microphones. Check if your computer settings allow recording. • The sound cannot be played back on the camcorder. In the Browser Area, select a still image and select [Sound] [Record] from the [File] menu.
  • Page 79: Reviewing And Changing The Owner Name Of The Camcorder

    Reviewing and Changing the Owner Name of the Camcorder You can change and confirm the owner name of the camcorder. Click the [Set to Camera] tab and click [Confirms/changes camera settings] in the Camera Control window. Enter the camcorder’s owner name and click [OK]. Input a camcorder owner name here (up to 31 characters).
  • Page 80: Uninstalling The Software

    Uninstalling the Software Uninstall the software when you wish to delete it from your computer or when reinstallation is required to fix corrupted files. Uninstalling ImageBrowser Move the program’s folder contain subfolders into the Trash to uninstall programs such as ImageBrowser. If the program folders contain subfolders into which images have been saved, be careful not to accidentally delete those subfolders.
  • Page 81: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Connection Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. There is no disc or memory card in the camcorder. Insert a disc or a memory card into the camcorder. The camcorder is not set to the correct mode. Turn the power switch to ON and change the camcorder mode to PLAY by sliding down the power switch.
  • Page 82 CANON INC. –––––––––– U.S.A. Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon Customer Care Center Tel (US): 1-800-828-4040 (Mon.-Fri., 9 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time) –––––––– CANADA Canon CANADA Inc. Tel (Canada): 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666) ––––––––––– ASIA Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. 19/F., The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive,...

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