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Highlights of the ME200S-SH The Canon ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera boasts numerous features that allow it to excel in a variety of situations. The following highlights some of the ways that this camera can meet your needs. Video Quality and High Sensitivity camera continuously adjust the optimal white balance setting.
Table of Contents 1. Introduction 6 ND Filter 38 White Balance 39 Introduction 6 Auto White Balance (AWB) 39 Supplied Accessories 6 Custom White Balance 40 Conventions Used in this Manual 6 Color Temperature/Preset White Safety and Handling Precautions 8 Balance 40 Names of Parts 9 Adjusting the Focus 42...
• Some screenshots have been altered to make them easier to read. • Illustrations in the manual show the Canon ME200S-SH camera with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens or Canon CN7x17 KAS S/E1 lens attached. For simplicity's sake, the lens's tripod...
Introduction The > arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections. For a detailed explanation on how to use the menu, refer to Using the Menu (A 20). For a concise summary of all available menu options and settings, refer to Menu Options (A 61). Light Metering Mode Select the light metering mode to match the shooting conditions.
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Names of Parts Names of Parts Back view 1 BAR (color bars) button (A 28)/ 10 3G/HD-SDI 1 / MONITOR terminal Assignable button 1 (A 50) (A 18, 57) 2 SET WB (custom white balance) button 11 3G/HD-SDI 2 terminal (A 18, 57) (A 40)/Assignable button 2 (A 50) 12 MIC (microphone) terminal (A 60) 3 ABB (automatic black balance) button...
Names of Parts Front view 1 LENS terminal (A 23) 4 EF-S lens mount index (A 23) 2 Lens mount handle (A 23) 5 EF lens contacts (A 23) 3 EF lens mount index (A 23) 6 EF lens mount (A 23)
Names of Parts Top view 1 Socket for 0.64 cm (1/4") screws 3 TB-1 Tripod Adapter Base for tripods 2 Socket for 0.95 cm (3/8") screws with 0.95 cm (3/8") screws (A 26) (A 26)
Names of Parts Bottom view 1 Socket for 0.64 cm (1/4") screws 3 TB-1 Tripod Adapter Base for tripods 2 Socket for 0.95 cm (3/8") screws with 0.95 cm (3/8") screws (A 26) (A 26)
Names of Parts Right side view 1 Air intake vent (A 65) Focal plane mark Left side view Focal plane mark 2 Exhaust ventilation outlet (A 65)
"01 xxxx" (where xxxx represents other digits), you will need to update the remote controller's firmware. Canon will perform this feature upgrade, and requires that the remote controller be sent to an accredited Canon Service Center. Shipping and handling charges may apply.
Preparing the Power Supply Preparations Preparing the Power Supply You can power the camera using a commercially available external power supply connected to the DC IN 1 terminal (via a commercially available power cable with a female 4-pin XLR connector) or the DC IN 2 terminal (via a commercially available power cable, using the supplied power connector).
Preparing the Power Supply Using the DC IN 2 Terminal Follow this procedure to prepare a power cable using the supplied power connector and power the camera using the DC IN 2 terminal. DC IN 2 terminal configuration Polarity Signal Torque: 0.25 N·m (max.) 11 to 17 V DC...
Preparing the Power Supply Turning the Camera On and Off Set the Q switch to ON to turn on the camera and set it to OFF to turn off the camera. • The Q indicator will illuminate in green while the camera is on.
Connecting to an External Monitor Connecting to an External Monitor Connect the camera to an external monitor using the 3G/HD-SDI 1 / MONITOR terminal, 3G/HD-SDI 2 terminal or HDMI OUT terminal. Use the terminal on the camera that matches the one you wish to use on the monitor.
Date and Time Settings Date and Time Settings You will need to set the date and time of the camera before you can start using it. When the camera's clock is not set, the [Date/Time] screen will appear automatically with the first field selected (month or day, depending on the country/region of purchase).
Using the Menu 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 61). Joystick Push the joystick up/down/left/right to move the selection frame in the menu.
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].
Preparing the Camera Preparing the Camera This section outlines the basic preparations for the camera. Adjusting the Black Balance The first time you use the camera or if there is a noticeable change in the blacks of the video signal (such as when ambient temperature changes considerably), you can have the camera adjust the black balance automatically.
Preparing the Camera Preparing the Lens As much as possible, attach and remove the lens quickly and in a clean environment free of dust. Refer also to the instruction manual of the lens used. IMPORTANT • When attaching/removing a lens, avoid direct sunlight or strong light sources. Also, be careful not to drop the camera or lens.
Preparing the Camera Only when using a compatible CINE-SERVO lens (A 71) 6 Connect the lens's 12-pin cable to the camera's LENS terminal. 7 Set the Q switch to ON. 8 On the lens's MENU screen, select the signal path for data communication with the camera.
Preparing the Camera Overview of Connecting to External Devices There are many ways in which you can configure the camera by connecting external devices. You can connect an external monitor, external recorder, optional RC-V100 Remote Controller or external microphone, as necessary. Refer to the following pages for more details. External monitor External microphone External recorder...
Preparing the Camera Installing the Camera Depending on where you install the camera, you may want to use a commercially available tripod, pan/ tilt head, housing unit or other accessory. The camera is shipped with two TB-1 Tripod Adapter Bases for tripods and accessories with 0.95 cm (3/8") screws.
Input and Output (A 60). Before shooting video for the first time, connect an external monitor and microphone to check that video and audio are being output correctly. Should the camera fail to operate correctly, consult a Canon Service Center. External monitor External microphone...
• You can set the speed of the cooling fan with the [Other Functions] > [Fan Speed] setting. • While the fan is running, the exhaust vent will emit warm air. • If [Fan] appears in red on the screen, the cooling fan may not be working properly. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Shooting Video Left side and center of the screen Display Description Custom Display ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP Camera name (A 66). [Camera Name] AF, C. AF Autofocus operation (A 43, 45). [Continuous AF] ([C. AF] display only) • [AF] appears only while the one-shot AF function is being used.
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.
Setting the Camera Mode: Auto and Manual Modes Setting the Camera Mode: Auto and Manual Modes The camera allows you to choose between [Auto] and [Manual] camera modes. When the camera mode is set to [Auto], the camera controls the exposure by automatically adjusting the aperture, gain, shutter speed, ND filter and white balance.
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]. •...
Adjusting the Aperture Adjusting the Aperture When the camera mode is set to [Manual], 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. Push Auto Iris: Momentary automatic aperture.
Adjusting the Aperture Momentary Automatic Aperture - Push Auto Iris You can have the camera temporarily take control and automatically adjust the aperture for an optimal exposure while you keep the button held down. 1 Set the camera mode to [Manual] (A 31). 2 Set an assignable button to [Push Auto Iris].
Adjusting the Aperture Light Metering Mode Select the light metering mode to match the shooting conditions. Using the appropriate setting will produce a suitable exposure level during automatic exposure when the camera mode is set to [Auto] or when you are using push auto iris. 1 Open the [Light Metering] submenu.
Gain Gain When the camera mode is set to [Manual], you can manually adjust the gain to change the brightness of the image. When the camera mode is set to [Auto], 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.
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] (A 31). 2 Press SET. • One of the adjustable settings will be highlighted in orange on the screen. 3 Push the joystick left/right to select the current shutter speed value.
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.
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].
White Balance Custom White Balance 1 Set the camera mode to [Manual] (A 31). 2 Press SET. • One of the adjustable settings will be highlighted in orange on the screen. 3 Push the joystick left/right to select the current white balance setting.
White Balance 5 Push the joystick right. • Alternatively, you can press the SET WB button. • Color temperature: On the screen, the default color temperature value (5,500 K) next to the white balance setting will be highlighted in orange. Preset white balance: On the screen, the adjustment value ±0 next to the white balance setting will be highlighted in orange.
Adjusting the Focus Adjusting the Focus The camera offers the following ways to focus and incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for advanced autofocus performance. See also the general notes at the end of this section (A 46). 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.
Adjusting the Focus • When an optional RC-V100 Remote Controller is connected to the camera, you can adjust the focus with the remote controller’s FOCUS dial. At default settings, turn the dial right to focus farther and left to focus nearer. Refer to the instruction manual of the RC-V100 for details on changing that setting.
Adjusting the Focus Focus Limit: Setting the Distance Range for Autofocus You can set a "focus limit" range for the attached lens, which will cause the camera to try to autofocus (with one-shot AF) on subjects only within that range, thereby possibly reducing autofocusing time. You can set the far end and near end of the range, as necessary, by selecting a desired focus position.
Adjusting the Focus Continuous AF The camera will focus automatically on a subject at the center of the screen. 1 Set the focus mode switch on the lens to AF. • On a compatible CINE-SERVO lens (A 71), set the [Camera Setup] focus operation change-over knob to SERVO.
- With some EF lenses, the camera may take longer to focus automatically or may not be able to focus correctly. Visit your local Canon Web site for the latest information. • Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects or in the following cases. In such case, focus manually.
Aspect Markers Aspect Markers The camera offers 4 types of onscreen markers that indicate the following commonly-used aspect ratios: 4:3, 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...
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] >...
(where xxxx represents other digits), you will need to update the remote controller's firmware. Canon will perform this feature upgrade, and requires that the remote controller be sent to an accredited Canon Service Center. Shipping and handling charges may apply. Contact a Canon...
Assignable Buttons 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.
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.
Alternatively, you can use one of the three preset custom picture files. NOTES • Custom picture files are exclusively compatible for use only with ME200S-SH cameras. Selecting Custom Picture Files Select a custom picture file to apply its settings while shooting or to edit it.
(equivalent to not using custom picture settings at all) or [Reset] one of the preset settings ([EOS Std.], [Wide DR] or [Canon Log]) if you want to replicate these preset settings, for example as a starting point to edit them further. 3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
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. (Default: ±0)
Custom Picture Settings Slope Point Input Input [Sharpness] Sets the sharpness level. This setting can be adjusted from –10 to 50. (Default: ±0) [Noise Reduction] Reduces the amount of noise that appears in the image. Select a level from 1 (lowest level) to 12 (highest level), or select [Off] to turn the noise reduction off.
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 Onscreen Displays (A 28). 1 Open the [Custom Display] submenu. [Other Functions] [Other Functions] >...
For details on compatible external recorders, consult the retail dealer from whom you purchased the camera or contact a Canon Service Center. For details on connecting the camera to an external monitor, refer to Connecting to an External Monitor (A 18).
Connecting to an External Recorder • While a recording command is being output, the following settings are not available to be changed. - [Camera Setup] > [ABB] - [Audio/Video Setup] > [3G-SDI Mapping], [Rec Command] - [Other Functions] > [Reset], [Time Zone], [Set Clock] > [Date/Time], [Assignable Buttons], [System Frequency], [Frame Rate], [Resolution], [Genlock Adjustment], [Camera Name]...
Synchronizing with an External Device Synchronizing with an External Device Using Genlock synchronization, you can synchronize this camera’s video signal to that of an external video device. When a reference sync signal (analog blackburst or tri-level HD signal) is input through the GENLOCK terminal, the phases of the camera’s V and H sync will automatically be synchronized to it.
Audio Input and Output Audio Input and Output You can connect a commercially available microphone with a ∅ 3.5 mm stereo mini plug to the MIC terminal. The audio from the external microphone will be output from the 3G/HD-SDI 1 / MONITOR terminal, 3G/HD-SDI 2 terminal and HDMI OUT terminal.
Menu Options Additional Information Menu Options For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menu (A 20). 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.
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.
Menu Options Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Focus Control] [Camera], [Lens] Determines the signal path used to adjust the focus. [Camera]: Default setting for most cases. [Lens]: You can adjust the focus using an accessory connected to the lens but you will not be able to use the camera's autofocus functions or an optional RC-V100 Remote Controller connected to the camera to adjust the focus.
Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Select File] [Off], [CP1] to [CP6], [EOS Std.], [Wide DR], [Canon Log] Selects a custom picture file to apply its settings while shooting or to edit it. [Fine Tuning] See the detailed explanations on pages 53 to 55.
Menu Options Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Time Zone] List of world time zones. [UTC-05:00 New York] or [UTC+01:00 Central Europe] Sets the time zone for the camera's clock. The default value depends on the country/region of purchase. [Set Clock] [Date/Time] –...
Menu Options Menu item Submenu / Setting options [Aspect Marker] [Activate] [On], [Off] Turns the onscreen aspect marker on/off (A 47). [Color] [Black], [Gray], [White] Determines the color of the aspect marker. [Ratio] [4:3], [1.66:1], [1.85:1], [2.39:1] Determines the aspect ratio indicated by the aspect marker. [Custom Display] [Camera Name] [On], [Off]...
- There was a communication error between the camera and the lens. Turn the camera off and then on again. Alternatively, turn off the camera, remove the lens, and clean the lens's contact. Next, reattach the lens. If that does not solve the problem, consult a Canon Service Center. [ABB error] appears on the screen.
Maintenance/Others Maintenance/Others Cleaning Camera Body • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camera’s body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens • Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower. •...
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• Focus: Manual focus, one-shot AF, continuous AF • Lens Correction Peripheral illumination correction is available for Canon EF lenses Some Canon EF lenses are not compatible with peripheral illumination correction. • Gamma: Normal (4 types), EOS Std., Wide DR, Canon Log...
Specifications Compatible CINE-SERVO Lenses The following Canon Cinema lenses are compatible with this camera: CN7x17 KAS S/E1 CN20x50 IAS H/E1* * Does not support autofocus functions. Terminals • 3G/HD-SDI 1 / MONITOR Terminal, 3G/HD-SDI 2 Terminal BNC jack, output only, 0.8 Vp-p / 75 Ω, unbalanced; onscreen displays can be oputput...
Appendix: Physical Measurements Appendix: Physical Measurements 36.5 mm Back view (1.4 in.) 20 mm (0.79 in.) 40.5 mm (1.6 in.) 29 mm 19.5 mm (1.1 in.) (0.77 in.) 1 mm (0.04 in.) 28.5 mm (1.1 in.) 102 mm (4.0 in.) Front view 116 mm 38.8 mm...
Appendix: Physical Measurements Bottom view 9 mm deep* 27.9 mm 65 mm (0.35 in. deep) (1.1 in.) (2.6 in.) ∅ 5.4 mm 10 mm deep** (5.6 mm deep) (0.39 in. deep) (0.22 in. deep) 4.7 mm (8.5 mm deep) (0.33 in. deep) 65 mm (2.6 in.) 7 mm deep*...
Camera mode ......31 Canon Log (preset custom picture) ..52 Menu settings .
Shooting video Video configuration ......27 ..... 30 Shutter speed .
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