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  • Page 1

    Manuel d’instruction Manual de Instrucciones This instruction manual explains how to install the software, connect the camcorder to a computer, and download still images from a disc or a memory card to a computer. Ce manuel d’instruction explique comment installer le logiciel, connecter le caméscope à...

  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. 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 In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon DVD Camcorder DC40 A and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

  • Page 4

    When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA- 570. The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter.

  • Page 5: The Advantages Of Dvds

    DVDs to share with family and friends and transfer your recordings to a computer for further editing. ** Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows XP systems. For inquiries regarding Roxio MyDVD for Canon, please contact directly the customer support centers of Sonic Solutions ( 33). Don’t waste 98). 106).

  • Page 6: An Introduction To Dvds

    You have probably heard of DVD discs and they come in various types and in two sizes - the more common 12 cm DVDs and 8 cm Mini DVDs. This camcorder uses 8 cm DVD-R discs (like the supplied one) or DVD-RW discs (commercially available).

  • Page 7: Differences In Available Features Depending On The Disc

    Differences in Available Features Depending on the Disc The camcorder’s features and functions available will differ depending on the type of disc you use and the disc specification selected when initializing it. Disc Type/Specification Feature Editing scenes with this camcorder...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Components Guide...14 Screen Displays...18 Preparations Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply...21 Step 2: Preparing the Camcorder ...24 Step 3: Using the Wireless Controller...25 Step 4: Adjusting the LCD Screen ...26 Step 5: Changing the Display Language ...27 Step 6: Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time...28 Step 7: Inserting a Memory Card...30...

  • Page 9

    Playing Back on a TV Screen...102 Recording to a VCR...104 Connecting to a Computer Transferring Recordings to a Computer ...105 Roxio MyDVD for Canon...105 Transferring Still Images to a Computer (Direct Transfer) ...110 Transferring Images with Transfer Order Settings...113 Printing Printing Still Images ...115...

  • Page 10

    Trouble? Troubleshooting ...122 List of Messages...126 Do’s & Don’ts Handling Precautions ...129 Maintenance/Others ...132 Additional Information System Diagram ...134 Optional Accessories...135 Specifications...137 Product Codes...139 Index...140...

  • Page 11: About This Manual

    About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon DC40. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table ( Conventions Used in the Manual : Precautions related to the camcorder operation.

  • Page 12: About The Operating Modes

    About the Operating Modes The camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the positions of the power switch and switch. Operating Operating Mode Indicator CAMERA (Green) CAMERA (Green) * Depending on whether you choose to save the still images on the disc or memory card.

  • Page 13: Checking The Supplied Accessories

    The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.

  • Page 14: Components Guide

    Components Guide Left side view Front view D.EFFECTS button ( (play/pause) button ( LIGHT button ( 56) / (stop) button ( (record review) button ( (flash) button ( (fast reverse) button ( Index screen – button ( DRIVE MODE button ( (fast forward) button ( Index screen + button ( Battery attachment unit (...

  • Page 15: Back View

    Back view Viewfinder ( CARD access indicator ( CHARGE indicator ( FUNC. button ( MENU button ( (print/share) button 107, 110, 116) LCD screen ( DISPLAY button ( BACKLIGHT button ( WIDE SCR button ( 38) / PLAYLIST button ( (Movies/Still images) switch 35) / Dioptric adjustment lever (...

  • Page 16: Top View

    Top view Bottom view Speaker ( Grip belt ( Zoom lever ( PHOTO button ( Tripod socket ( OPEN (disc cover) switch ( Strap mount ( 136)

  • Page 17

    Wireless Controller WL-D86 START/STOP button ( FUNC. button ( MENU button ( PLAYLIST button ( Navigation buttons ( PREV./NEXT buttons: Scene skip ( 40)/ Index screen page up/down ( Reverse SEARCH button ( Reverse SLOW button ( PLAY button ( PAUSE button ( STOP...

  • Page 18: Screen Displays

    Zoom ( 37), Exposure ( Metering mode ( Drive mode ( Number of still images available on the card, on the disc Remaining battery charge Camcorder shake warning ( Flash ( AF/AE locked during still image recording AF frame (...

  • Page 19

    Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short. Disc operation Record, Record pause, Playback, Playback pause, Fast playback, Fast reverse playback, Slow playback, Slow reverse playback,...

  • Page 20: Viewing Still Images

    Playing Movies (Index Screen) Playing Movies (During Playback) Viewing Still Images Current scene number/Total number of scenes ( Date and time of recording Disc operation Playback time (hours : minutes : seconds) Scene number Data code ( Image number ( Current image / Number of images recorded on the card, recorded on the disc...

  • Page 21: Step 1: Preparing The Power Supply

    Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply Preparations The camcorder can be powered by a battery pack or be connected to a household power outlet. Charge the battery pack before use. Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack 1. Turn off the camcorder.

  • Page 22: Using A Household Power Outlet

    DC IN terminal. Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter. Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.

  • Page 23

    We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). Outside the temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will not start. If you connect a faulty power adapter or battery pack, the CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly (approx.

  • Page 24: Step 2: Preparing The Camcorder

    Step 2: Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment) 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. 2. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever as necessary. Fastening the Grip Belt Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the zoom lever with your index finger, and the start/stop button with your thumb.

  • Page 25: Step 3: Using The Wireless Controller

    If the wireless controller does not work, check that the remote sensor is not set to [OFF 84). When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be operated at a very close range, replace the battery.

  • Page 26: Step 4: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Step 4: Adjusting the LCD Screen Rotating the LCD Panel 180° 90° Open the LCD panel 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel downward by 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel by 180 degrees toward the lens (allowing the subject to monitor the LCD screen while you use the viewfinder).

  • Page 27: Step 5: Changing The Display Language

    Step 5: Changing the Display Language The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai or Japanese. MENU DISPLAY SETUP 1. Turn on the camcorder.

  • Page 28: Step 6: Setting The Time Zone, Date And Time

    Time Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time MENU DATE/TIME SETUP 1. Turn on the camcorder. 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 3. Use the multi selector to select ( SETUP] menu and press ( 4. Use the multi selector to select ( DST] option and press ( The time zone setting appears.

  • Page 29: Time Zones

    When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery may discharge completely and the date and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium battery ( and set the time zone, date and time again.

  • Page 30: Step 7: Inserting A Memory Card

    To remove the memory card: First push the memory card once to release it, and then pull the card out. Make sure to initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder 97). Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards.

  • Page 31: Step 8: Loading And Removing A Disc

    Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover. 4. Insert the disc and press its center firmly until it clicks in place.

  • Page 32

    • Do not subject the camcorder to strong impacts while the DISC access indicator is on or flashing. • Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover. • It may take a moment after pressing the OPEN switch for the disc cover to open.

  • Page 33: Basic Functions Recording

    Recording Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Since recordings made on a DVD-R cannot be deleted, we recommend you use a DVD-RW disc (commercially available) to make the test recordings.

  • Page 34: Reviewing The Last Scene Recorded

    About the Power Save mode: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, the camcorder will automatically shut off if left without any operations for 5 minutes ( power switch towards MODE and release it, or move the power switch to and back to ON.

  • Page 35: Recording Still Images

    Recording Still Images Before using a memory card for the first time, be sure to initialize it with this camcorder 97). 1. Move the power switch to ON to set the camcorder in CAMERA mode ( 11). 2. Move the switch to the (Still images) position.

  • Page 36: Selecting The Media For The Still Images

    As long as you do not change the recording destination, still images will be recorded to the last selected media. 1. Set the camcorder to record or view still images ( 2. Press the MENU button. Using the multi selector select ( [SYSTEM SETUP] menu and press ( 3.

  • Page 37: Zooming

    You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller. The zoom speed with the wireless controller will be the same as with the camcorder (when one of the fixed zoom speed levels is selected) or fixed at [SPEED 3] (when [VARIABLE] is selected).

  • Page 38: Selecting The Aspect Ratio Of Your Recordings (16:9 Widescreen Or 4:3)

    Recordings (16:9 Widescreen or 4:3) You can select the aspect ratio of your recordings to match your TV. 1. Set the camcorder to record movies ( 2. Press the WIDE SCR button. Repeatedly pressing the WIDE SCR button will toggle the screen between the Widescreen (16:9) and normal (4:3) aspect ratios.

  • Page 39: Playing Back Movies

    You can also choose to display instead the date and time when the scene was recorded and additional recording data ( As long as you don’t turn off the camcorder you can resume playback from the point you stopped last.

  • Page 40: Special Playback Modes

    Fast Reverse Playback button on the camcorder or the SEARCH button on the camcorder or the PAUSE Slow Reverse Playback button on the camcorder or the SLOW...

  • Page 41: Viewing Still Images

    ) between images. The following may not be displayed correctly: Images not recorded with this camcorder, images edited on or uploaded from a computer (except for the sample images for the Card Mix function), and images whose file names have been changed.

  • Page 42: Index Screen

    Index Screen 1. Move the zoom lever toward W. The stills index screen appears with the first six still images. 2. Use the multi selector to select ( • Move the cursor • You can switch between index pages by pressing the + or – button. 3.

  • Page 43: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume While playing a movie ( camcorder will play the sound using the built-in speaker. If you close the LCD panel the sound will be muted. Multi Selector MENU SYSTEM SETUP 1. Set the camcorder to play movies ( 2.

  • Page 44: Magnifying The Image

    Magnifying the Image While viewing a still image ( times. 1. Move the zoom lever toward T. • The image is magnified by 2 times and a frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area. • To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T. To reduce the magnification to less than 2 times, move the zoom lever toward W.

  • Page 45: Selecting The Recording Data Display

    Selecting the Recording Data Display The camcorder keeps a data code containing the recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). You can select the data to be displayed when playing back a movie (...

  • Page 46: Advanced Features Recording Programs

    Easy Recording: Let the camcorder select the best settings according to your subject. Auto The camcorder adjusts the focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. Portrait The camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a...

  • Page 47: Selecting The Recording Program

    Selecting the Recording Program 1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode 2. Turn the mode dial to switch between the recording programs. The symbol of the selected recording program will appear. Do not change the recording program while recording as the brightness of the image may change abruptly.

  • Page 48: Using The

    The assist lamp will automatically light up as necessary depending on the illumination level. Assist lamp Night Mode 1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( 2. Turn the mode dial to 3. Select ( press ( The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen.

  • Page 49: Using The Special Scene Modes

    Check the image on the screen. - The picture may not appear smooth when played back. Fireworks: To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Make sure to use a tripod especially in Snow Use this mode to record in bright ski resorts.

  • Page 50: Using The Program Ae Mode

    Using the Program AE Mode The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed according to the subject to achieve the best exposure conditions. In and shoot as in mode, while still enjoying the option to manually adjust some settings.

  • Page 51: Using The Shutter-priority Ae Mode

    Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or higher. The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds.

  • Page 52: Using The Aperture-priority Ae Mode

    Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode You can select an aperture value, and the camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed most appropriate for the subject. Use low aperture values (large aperture) to blur the background for a portrait, or high aperture values (small aperture) to achieve a broad depth of field for recording landscapes.

  • Page 53: Manually Adjusting The Exposure

    Exposure Lock 1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( and set the mode dial to a position other than Exposure cannot be adjusted in the 2.

  • Page 54: Manually Adjusting The Focus

    4. Adjust ( ) the focus as required until the image appears focused. Pushing the multi selector ( The camcorder will automatically return to autofocus when you set the mode dial to Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder.

  • Page 55: Changing The Focusing Mode

    You can select the AF frame you want to focus on, out of the nine frames available. 1. Set the camcorder to record still images ( mode dial to a position other than The setting differs depending on the position of the mode dial.

  • Page 56: Using The Mini Video Light

    You can turn on the mini video light (assist lamp) at any time regardless of the recording program. LIGHT button Mini video light Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( ) and press the LIGHT button. • “ ” appears on the screen.

  • Page 57: Using The Flash

    (auto) (red-eye reduction, auto) (flash on) (flash off) PHOTO button 1. Set the camcorder to record still images ( recording program other than 2. Press the (flash) button. • Repeatedly pressing the • The symbol “...

  • Page 58

    (AF-assist lamp). You can also set [AF AST LAMP] to [OFF] so the assist lamp does not light up. - The camcorder may not be able to focus even if the AF-assist lamp is on. - The brightness of the AF-assist lamp could be an inconvenience. Consider...

  • Page 59: Using The Self Timer

    Once the countdown has begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when recording movies) or the PHOTO button (when recording still images) to cancel the self timer. The self timer will be canceled if you turn off the camcorder. Multi Selector SELF TIMER set the camcorder to record pause.

  • Page 60: Changing Settings With The Func. Button

    Changing the FUNC. Settings FUNC. Button Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menu that opens after pressing the FUNC. button. For a list of the settings that can be changed using this menu, see Available Settings List (FUNC.) ( 1.

  • Page 61: Available Settings List (func.)

    Available Settings List (FUNC.) Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. CAMERA, PLAY, : Refer to the operating mode ( : Movies/Still images on the disc. Menu Items Light metering EVALUATIVE,...

  • Page 62

    Depending on the recording mode, you might occasionally notice a brief stop of the picture or sound at the point where the scene changes. The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) when encoding the video data so the actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.

  • Page 63: Changing The Metering Method

    You can select the light metering mode. EVALUATIVE CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE SPOT EVALUATIVE 1. Set the camcorder to record still images ( , Tv or Av. mode dial to 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. First, select ( ) the current light metering symbol from the left side column and then select ( 4.

  • Page 64: Setting The White Balance

    If you select a white balance setting other than [ To set the custom white balance when you select [ 4. Point the camcorder at a white object, zoom in until it fills the whole screen and press ( Settings are automatically set by the camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor scenes.

  • Page 65

    • Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 5 is completed. • flashes and stops flashing when the adjustment is complete. 5. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu. Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance may not be obtained with [FLUORESCENT] or [FLUORESCENT H].

  • Page 66: Applying Image Enhancing Effects

    NEUTRAL LOW SHARPENING SOFT SKIN DETAIL CUSTOM IMAGE EFFECT OFF 1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( and set the mode dial to 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. First, select ( column and then select ( To set the custom image effect when you select [ 4.

  • Page 67: Continuous Shooting And Exposure Bracketing

    (High-Speed Continuous Shooting) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) 1. Set the camcorder to record still images on the card ( and set the mode dial to a position other than If you are recording still images on the disc ( images ( 36).

  • Page 68

    2.1 frames 2.5 frames 3.8 frames 3.0 frames 5.0 frames 3.0 frames 5.0 frames Maximum Number of Continuous Using the Flash Shots 2.1 frames 10 images 2.1 frames 10 images 2.5 frames 60 images 2.5 frames 60 images ” (camcorder shake...

  • Page 69: Creating Panoramic Images

    CD-ROM. SINGLE 1. Set the camcorder to record still images on the card ( and set the mode dial to a position other than If you are recording still images on the disc ( images ( 36).

  • Page 70

    7. Record the next image so that it overlaps a portion of the previous one. Repeat this step until you complete the panoramic image. • Try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion. Minor discrepancies in the overlapping area can be corrected with the software. •...

  • Page 71: Using The Digital Effects

    Using the Digital Effects The digital effects include faders, video effects, multi-image screen and card mix. All digital effects are available only when recording movies ( [BLK & WHT] (Black and White) effect, which is available also when recording still images Faders ( Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.

  • Page 72: Selecting A Fader

    Turn off the digital effects [D.EFFECT OFF] when you are not using them. The camcorder retains the setting last used even if you turn off the digital effects or change the recording program. However, you will need to select again the still image for the Card Mix effect.

  • Page 73: Selecting An Effect

    Selecting an Effect D.EFFECT OFF 1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( and set the mode dial to a position other than 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. First, select ( ) the current digital effects symbol from the left side column and then select (...

  • Page 74

    6. Press ( ) to save the setting and press the FUNC. button to close the menu. “ ” appears. 7. Press the D.EFFECTS button. • “ ” changes to green. • [FAST], [MOD.], [SLOW]: The number of images selected will be captured at the set speed.

  • Page 75

    D.EFFECT OFF 1. Set the camcorder to record movies ( 2. Upload a sample image from the supplied CD-ROM to the memory card. Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital Video Software instruction manual (electronic version on PDF file).

  • Page 76: Selecting The Size And Quality Of Still Images

    Selecting the Size and Quality of Still Images Still images are recorded on the memory card or the disc using the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) compression. You can select the size and quality of still images. As a general rule select a larger image size for higher quality stills (for example for printing and enlarging);...

  • Page 77

    2304x1736/FINE 1. Set the camcorder to record still images ( 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. First, select ( ) the current image size and quality symbol from the left side column and then select ( bottom bar. The number on the right indicates the approximate number of images that can be recorded on the memory card or disc at the current image size/quality setting.

  • Page 78: Capturing A Still Image While Recording Movies

    The size of the still image will be S 640x480 and cannot be changed, but the image quality can be selected. 1. Set the camcorder to record movies ( 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. First, select ( side column and then select ( bottom bar.

  • Page 79: Changing The Menu Settings

    Changing the MENU Settings Button You can modify many aspects of how your camcorder operates from the various setup menus that open after pressing the MENU button. For a list of the settings that can be changed using these setup menus, see Available Settings List (MENU) ( Selecting Menus and Settings 1.

  • Page 80: Available Settings List (menu)

    A.SL SHUTTER: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting. The camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 (1/15 when recording still images). The auto slow shutter can only be used when the mode dial is set to When recording still images, set the flash mode to If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [OFF].

  • Page 81

    The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the mode dial is set to We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when using a tripod. FOCUS PRI.: The camcorder records the still image only after the focus has been adjusted.

  • Page 82: Disc Operations (photomovie, Finalize, Etc.)

    Disc Operations (Photomovie, Finalize, etc.) DISC OPERATIONS Menu Items DISC INFO DISC INITIALIZE FINALIZE UNFINALIZE MOVIES ALL DEL PLAYLST ALL DEL DISC PROTECT PHOTOMOVIE DISC TITLE This option is available only in the original movies mode. This option is available only in the playlist mode. DISC INFO: Displays a screen where you can verify the details regarding the disc.

  • Page 83: Display Setup (lcd Brightness, Language, Etc.)

    5 minutes. To cancel the demo mode once it started, press any button, turn off the camcorder or load a recording media.

  • Page 84: Date/time Setup

    It also serves as a warning beep under unusual conditions. POWER SAVE: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for five minutes.

  • Page 85: Creating A Playlist

    (the playlist index screen). Available only with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode. Adding Scenes to the Playlist 1. Set the camcorder to play movies ( 2. From the index screen, select ( the playlist and press the FUNC. button.

  • Page 86: Deleting Scenes

    Deleting a Scene After Recording As long as you haven’t turned the camcorder off or changed the operation mode after recording a scene, you can delete it while reviewing it. This option is only available with DVD-RW discs (VIDEO or VR mode).

  • Page 87

    This option is only available with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode. MENU DISC OPERATIONS 1. Set the camcorder to play movies ( 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Use the multi selector ( menu and then select the [MOVIES ALL DEL] option.

  • Page 88: Dividing A Scene

    Photomovie scenes and scenes created by converting single still images cannot be divided. Available only with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode. Dividing Scenes 1. Set the camcorder to play movies ( 2. From the index screen, select ( and press the FUNC. button. 3. Select ( ) the The scene will be played back.

  • Page 89: Protecting The Disc

    Initializing the disc ( protected. MENU DISC OPERATIONS 1. Set the camcorder to play movies or view still images recorded on the disc ( 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Use the multi selector ( menu and then select the [DISC PROTECT] option.

  • Page 90: Initializing The Disc

    Initializing the Disc You need to initialize a DVD-RW disc when first inserting it into the camcorder and you may have to initialize a disc if you get the “DISC ERROR” message. You can also choose to initialize the disc if you wish to erase all the recordings on the disc or in order to change the disc specification.

  • Page 91: Changing The Disc Title

    DVD players. MENU DISC OPERATIONS 1. Set the camcorder to play movies ( 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Use the multi selector ( menu and then select the [DISC TITLE] option.

  • Page 92: Erasing Still Images

    Still images recorded on the disc: This option is only available with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode. IMAGE ERASE 1. Set the camcorder to view still images ( 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. Select ( ) the [ 4.

  • Page 93: Erasing All Images

    Still images recorded on the disc: This option is only available with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode. MENU STILL IMG OPER. 1. Set the camcorder to view still images ( 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Use the multi selector ( and then select the [ERASE ALL IMAGES] option.

  • Page 94: Copying Still Images Between The Disc And Memory Card

    DPOF compatible printer ( Copying a Single Image COPY [ 1. Set the camcorder to view still images ( Select as the media for the still images, the media from where you want to copy images. 2. Press the FUNC. button.

  • Page 95: Converting Still Images Into Photomovie Scenes

    Converting All Images MENU DISC OPERATIONS 1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the disc If you want to add still images recorded on the memory card to your Photomovie scene, copy them to the disc in advance ( 2.

  • Page 96: Protecting Still Images On The Memory Card

    Protecting a Single Image PROTECT 1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card 2. Press the FUNC. button. The option is also available while recording still images ( press the FUNC. button while reviewing the still image ( selected for the [REVIEW] setting (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]).

  • Page 97: Initializing The Memory Card

    Initializing the Memory Card Initialize a new memory card when first inserting it into the camcorder. You may have to initialize a card if you get the “CARD ERROR” message or you may choose to do so to erase all data recorded on it.

  • Page 98: Preparing Your Disc For Playing On A Dvd Player

    Place the camcorder on a table or other stable surface before starting the procedure. Subjecting the camcorder even to slight impacts (for example to place it on a table or to disconnect the AV cable) after you press the FINALIZE button or select the menu option may result in permanent data loss.

  • Page 99

    1. Set the camcorder either to record or play movies or to record or view still images on the disc ( 2. Press the FINALIZE button. 3. Select [YES] and press ( • A progress bar and the remaining time are displayed.

  • Page 100: Playing Back Your Disc On A Dvd Player Or A Computer's Dvd Drive

    Playing Back your Disc on a DVD Player or a Computer’s DVD Drive After you finalized your disc, you can play it on a DVD-R or DVD-RW compatible DVD player, DVD recorder or DVD drive on a computer. On most DVD players look for the DVD-R/RW compatibility logo player or DVD recorder.

  • Page 101: Recording Additional Movies On A Finalized Disc

    You can record additional scenes even without unfinalizing the disc MENU DISC OPERATIONS 1. Set the camcorder either to record or play movies or to record or view still images on the disc ( 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Use the multi selector ( menu and then select the [UNFINALIZE] option.

  • Page 102: Playing Back On A Tv Screen

    Selecting the Type of TV During playback set the [TV TYPE] option according to the TV set to which you connect the camcorder – [WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio or [NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio ( 84).

  • Page 103

    1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the MTC-100 Multi Cable to the camcorder’s AV OUT terminal and the audio and video terminals on the TV or VCR. • Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left) and the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right).

  • Page 104: Recording To A Vcr

    Recording to a VCR You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. For a connection diagram showing how to connect the camcorder to a VCR see the previous section Playing Back on a TV Screen ( 1.

  • Page 105: Transferring Recordings To A Computer

    Computer Windows users only: With the supplied USB cable and the Roxio MyDVD for Canon software you can transfer the movies and still images you recorded, from the disc to a computer and easily edit them. For further details about using Roxio MyDVD for Canon, refer also to the software’s tutorial and help modules.

  • Page 106: Installing The Software

    3. Double-click on the “SETUP.EXE” file to run it. (On some computers, the “.EXE” suffix may not be displayed.). Once the installation of Roxio MyDVD for Canon finishes, make sure to connect to the Internet to complete the user registration online.

  • Page 107

    - Deleting all scenes - Protecting the disc - Setting the disc title DVD copies and DVD backup discs created with MyDVD for Canon cannot be unfinalized using the camcorder. One-Touch Dubbing (Windows XP only) If your computer is equipped with a DVD drive with writing capabilities, with the touch of one button you can make a copy of your DVD and burn it to an empty media in your computer’s drive without the need to run the program.

  • Page 108: Transferring Recordings To The Computer

    • The copied disc will automatically be finalized and ejected from the drive. Operation may not work properly if you connect more than one Canon camcorder to the computer at the same time. If the operation is interrupted: “OPERATION CANCELED”...

  • Page 109

    Even if your computer does not have a DVD drive with writing capabilities, you can use the camcorder itself to create a backup disc on an 8 cm Mini DVD disc. 1. Connect the camcorder to the computer and run MyDVD for Canon as previously described ( 2.

  • Page 110: Transferring Still Images To A Computer (direct Transfer)

    Preparations The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software and set the auto-launch setting. From the second time on, you will only need to connect the camcorder to the computer to transfer images.

  • Page 111

    Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to download still images (JPEG only) by simply connecting the camcorder to a computer via USB cable without installing the software from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.

  • Page 112

    TRANSFER ORDERS], a confirmation message appears. Select [OK] and press ( When the camcorder is connected to the computer and the image selection screen is displayed, press the MENU button to return to the transfer menu. Even when still images recorded on the disc are correctly transferred to the computer, they will still be marked as images not yet transferred (“NEW...

  • Page 113: Transferring Images With Transfer Order Settings

    Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. Up to 998 images can be selected. Selecting Still Images to Transfer (Transfer Order) Do not connect the USB cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders. TRANSFER ORDER 1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card 2.

  • Page 114

    Erasing All Transfer Orders MENU STILL IMG OPER. 1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card 2. Press the MENU button and use the multi selector ( the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [ ERASE] option.

  • Page 115: Printing Still Images

    (for more than 1 minute) or if camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such case, disconnect the cable from the camcorder and the printer. Turn them both off and then on again and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.

  • Page 116: Printing With The (print/share) Button

    • Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when the printing is completed. • To continue printing, select ( Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited on a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be printed correctly.

  • Page 117

    Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual for details. - If the error still persists and printing does not restart, disconnect the USB cable and turn the camcorder off. Turn it on again, set it to view still images ) and reconnect the cable.

  • Page 118: Selecting Print Settings

    When selecting [2-UP], [4-UP], [9-UP] or [16-UP] for [PAGE LAYOUT], set the [PAPER SIZE] to [10 x 14.8 cm] or [9 x 13 cm]. Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can also print on the specially designed Photo Stickers sheets.

  • Page 119: Selecting Trimming Settings

    The trimming setting applies only to one image. The trimming setting is canceled in the following cases: - When you turn off the camcorder. - When you disconnect the USB cable. - When you expand the trimming frame beyond its maximum size.

  • Page 120: Printing With Print Order Settings

    DPOF compatible printers ( Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order) Do not connect the USB cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders. PRINT ORDER 1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card 2.

  • Page 121: Erasing All Print Orders

    Erasing All Print Orders MENU STILL IMG OPER. 1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card 2. Press the MENU button and use the multi selector ( the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [ ERASE] option.

  • Page 122: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Trouble? If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Power Source Problem • Camcorder will not turn on. • The camcorder switches off by itself.

  • Page 123

    Recording Problem “ ” flashes red on the screen. The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service Center. Image will not appear on the Set the camcorder to screen. “SET THE TIME ZONE, Set the time zone, date and time.

  • Page 124

    Open the LCD panel. Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume from the [SYSTEM SETUP] menu in the Check that you did not lay the camcorder on its side so the multi selector’s button is pressed down. Place the camcorder upright.

  • Page 125

    Cannot edit my recordings or It may not be possible with an external DVD recorder to edit or add recordings to the disc add recordings to a DVD disc recorded with this camcorder. with the DVD device. When writing on a disc in this The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.

  • Page 126: List Of Messages

    Initialize new DVD-RW discs before using them. Disc could not be read. Try cleaning it or replace the disc. This message can also appear if the camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Disconnect the power adapter and remove the battery and let the camcorder cool down before resuming use.

  • Page 127: Direct Print Related Messages

    If a dialog appeared on the computer screen, close it and then reconnect the USB cable. Direct Print Related Messages About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

  • Page 128

    Waste tank is full. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. Consult a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer manual to replace the waste ink absorber. You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.

  • Page 129: Handling Precautions

    Do not touch the pick up lens. Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or the disc cover. Be careful when closing the LCD panel. Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like the inside of a car under direct sunlight), or high humidity.

  • Page 130

    Carefully inspect the recording surface of the disc before inserting it in the camcorder. If the disc gets dirty use a dry, soft lens-cleaning cloth to remove any fingerprints, dirt buildup or smudges from the disc surface.

  • Page 131: Lithium Button Battery

    We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data. Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing.

  • Page 132: Maintenance/others

    Maintenance/Others Storage If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 °C (86 °F). Cleaning Camcorder Body Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.

  • Page 133: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the NTSC system.

  • Page 134: System Diagram

    System Diagram Additional Information WS-20 Wrist Strap Shoulder Strap WL-D86 Wireless Controller WD-H37C Wide-converter TL-H37 Tele-converter FS-H37U Filter Set SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case (Availability differs from area to area) CG-300 Battery Charger Mini DVD Disc DVD-R/RW MTC-100 Multi Cable IFC-300PCU USB Cable miniSD Card Mini DVD Disc...

  • Page 135: 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. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.

  • Page 136: Shoulder Strap

    SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.

  • Page 137: Specifications

    File Format Image Compression Method * This camcorder has been tested with miniSD cards up to 256 MB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards. ** This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers.

  • Page 138

    AV OUT Terminal USB Terminal Power/Others Power supply (rated) Power consumption (SP mode, AF on) Operating temperature Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight (camcorder body only) CA-570 Compact Power Adapter Power supply Power consumption Rated output Operating temperature Dimensions Weight...

  • Page 139: Product Codes

    Product Codes Provided Accessories CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-208 Battery Pack WL-D86 Wireless Controller MTC-100 Multi Cable IFC-300PCU USB Cable Optional Accessories CG-300 Battery Charger TL-H37 Tele-converter WD-H37C Wide-converter FS-H37U Filter Set WS-20 Wrist Strap SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case 8468A002AA 0802B002AA D83-0722-000 D82-0790-000...

  • Page 140: Index

    9 Point AiAF ..... 55 Abroad, using the camcorder ..133 AEB - Exposure bracketing ..67 AF (autofocus) frame selection .

  • Page 141

    Review - Still images ....81 Roxio MyDVD for Canon ..105 Scene Editing ....85 SCN - Special Scene (recording programs) .

  • Page 142

    FOR THE UNITED STATES The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.

  • Page 143

    Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase. Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.

  • Page 144

    15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hl 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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