• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital video camcorder must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon DVD Camcorder DC420 A/DC410 A and all its accessories. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water.
Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers 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.
How to Select a DVD Disc There are many types of DVD discs but this camcorder uses only the following three types of 8 cm mini DVD discs: DVD-R, DVD-R DL and DVD-RW. Read the differences between them and select the disc that best fits your needs.
Take it easy recording movies in advanced functions ( Finalize the Disc ( Do not forget to finalize your disc with this camcorder to play it back on a DVD player or other external device. Play back your finalized disc on your DVD player (...
* For the latest information, visit your local Canon Web site or contact your nearest Canon office. The use of DVD-R DL discs that have not been tested by Canon may result in incorrect recording/playback or in not being able to remove the disc.
Table of contents Introduction ____________________________________ How to Select a DVD Disc Enjoying your DVDs About this Manual Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories Components Guide Screen Displays Preparations ____________________________________ Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack Preparing the Accessories Basic Operation of the Camcorder...
Basic Playback Playing Back the Video Deleting Scenes Additional Functions : Special Scene Recording Programs Flexible Recording: Changing the Shutter Speed LCD Video Light Self Timer Manual Exposure Adjustment Manual Focus Adjustment White Balance Image Effects Digital Effects On-Screen Displays and Data Code Using an External Microphone Editing the Playlist and Disc Operations Creating a Playlist...
Initializing the Memory Card Printing Photos Printing Photos from the Memory Card Print Orders External Connections _____________________________ Terminals on the Camcorder Connection Diagrams Playback on a TV Screen Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder Additional Information ____________________________ Appendix: Menu Options Lists FUNC.
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Screen Displays Recording movies Playing movies (during playback) Operating mode ( 21) / Disc specification ( Recording program ( 36, 38) White balance ( Image effects ( LCD video light ( Digital effects ( Recording mode ( Disc type DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW ( Manual focus (...
Self timer ( AF frame ( Joystick guide ( Focus/exposure automatically set and locked ( Camcorder shake warning ( Image number ( 17, 71) Current image / Total number of images Histogram ( Date and time of recording...
Replace the battery pack with a fully charged one. • Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately. Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording.
Getting Started Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. Charge the battery pack before use. For approximate charging times and...
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will not start. • Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
Lock button In addition to turning the camcorder on and off, the camcorder’s operating mode. To turn on the camcorder: Hold the lock button pressed down and turn the button with switch to ON. To change the operating mode: From the ON position, turn the momentarily toward MODE and release it.
Operating mode Operating mode indicator Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menus that open after pressing the FUNC. button FUNC. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the...
Selecting an Option from the FUNC. menu Following is an example of selecting an option from the FUNC. menu in a recording mode. FUNC. Press Select ( ) the icon of the function you want change from the left side column.
) [OK] and press start the clock and close the setup screen. IMPORTANT • When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable battery may discharge completely and the date and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in battery ( set the time zone, date and time again.
Changing the Time Zone In addition to your local date and time, the camcorder can keep a second clock (for example, the time at a travel destination). The default time zone is New York. O SET THE HOME TIME ZONE FUNC.
Inserting the Disc Pick up lens Move the switch to (movies). Turn the switch to ON to set the camcorder in mode. Preparations logo • 25...
OPEN and gently open the disc cover completely until it stops. Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover. Insert the disc and press its center firmly until it clicks in place.
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 sliding DISC COVER for the disc cover to open.
Move the switch to (movies). 28 • Video Turn the the camcorder in CAMERA mode. The green CAMERA indicator will turn Move the lens cover switch down to open the lens cover. Press Start/Stop • Recording starts; press again to pause the recording.
About the mode switch and recording programs Set the mode switch to camcorder adjust all the settings for you, allowing you to just point the camcorder and start shooting. Set the mode switch to The Special Scene recording programs ( way to select the optimal settings to match special recording conditions;...
We recommend using XP or SP mode for important recordings. • The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.
16:9 aspect ratio, the angle of view will change. Refer to the table in the NOTES section. [DIGITAL] (2000x) When this option is selected, the camcorder will switch to digital zoom (light blue area on the zoom indicator) when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range (white area on the zoom indicator).
• You will not be able to delete the last scene if after the scene was recorded you changed the operating mode, turned off the camcorder or removed the disc. Basic Playback Basic Playback Playing Back the Video Move the (movies).
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in video or sound playback between scenes. • This camcorder can play back discs recorded with this camcorder. You may not be able to correctly play back discs recorded with other camcorders or discs created with a computer.
Deleting Scenes If you are using a DVD-RW disc, you can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting a Single Scene POINTS TO CHECK Disc type: DVD-RW • VR mode From the original index screen, select ) the scene to delete.
Check the image on the screen. • [ FIREWORKS] - To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Make sure to use a tripod especially in speed slows down. • Do not set the mode switch to during the actual recording of a scene;...
PORTRAIT] The camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a focus on the subject while blurring other distracting details. NIGHT] Use this mode to record in dimly lit places. BEACH] Use this mode to record on a sunny beach. It prevents the subject from being underexposed.
Options PROGRAM AE] The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal exposure for the subject. SHUTTER-PRIO.AE] Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate aperture value. FUNC. PROGRAM AE] Desired recording program FUNC.
( 10-second countdown. The countdown appears on the screen. NOTES Once the countdown has begun, you can Start/Stop press camcorder to cancel the self timer. VIDEO LIGHT LCD LIGHT to turn off the MENU] OFF] to to close the menu.
[FOCUS]. “MF” appears. Adjust ( necessary and press • The focus will be locked. and push the joystick ( [EXP] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure. POINTS TO CHECK FOCUS NEXT to display the joystick ) toward [NEXT] to display...
FUNC. and continue instead with the following procedure. O SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE 1 Point the camcorder at a white object, zoom in until it fills the whole screen and press When the adjustment is completed, stops flashing and stays on.
• In the following cases, if the colors on the screen do not look natural using the AUTO] setting, try using the custom white balance. - Changing lighting conditions - Close-ups - Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest) - Under mercury lamps and certain types of fluorescent lights...
AF frames when the autofocus is locked (in screen markers (both recording modes). About the Data Code With every scene or still image recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code (date/time of recording, information about the camera setup, etc.). In mode, this information is displayed on the bottom bar and as information icons;...
Editing the Playlist and Disc Editing the Playlist and Disc Operations Operations Creating a Playlist Create a playlist to play back only the scenes you prefer and in the order of your choice. Deleting, dividing or moving scenes in the playlist will not affect the original recordings.
Dividing Scenes in the Playlist You can divide scenes (in the playlist only) in order to leave only the best parts and later cut out the rest. Remember that when you divide scenes in the playlist, you do not affect your original recordings.
Initializing the Disc You need to initialize all new DVD-RW discs when you first insert them into the camcorder and you may have to initialize them if you get the message [UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA]. You can also initialize a DVD-RW disc...
If the procedure was not completed correctly due to high temperature, let the camcorder cool off before resuming operation. • Place the camcorder on a table or other stable surface before starting the procedure. Subjecting the camcorder even to slight impacts (for...
Unfinalize a disc to allow recording additional movies on the disc even after it was finalized. POINTS TO CHECK Disc type: VIDEO mode • Finalized Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter or a fully charged battery pack. Initializing Unfinalizing the disc the disc –...
• Place the camcorder on a table or other stable surface before starting the procedure. Subjecting the camcorder even to slight impacts (for...
CARD access indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts. - Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
Selecting Photo Size and Quality Still images are recorded on the memory card as JPG files. As a general rule, select a larger image size for higher quality. Select the [LW 1152x648] size for still images with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
Basic Playback Viewing Photos Move the images). Turn the turn it toward MODE and release it to set the camcorder in PLAY mode. The green PLAY indicator will turn on. Push the joystick ( between still images. Push the joystick ( down to run quickly through the still images.
CARD access indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts. ) toward - Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
• 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 Move ( ) the frame to the part of the image you want to see enlarged.
(approx. 5 images/ second). AEB] (Auto Exposure Bracketing) The camcorder records 3 still images using 3 different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to choose the still image you like the best.
Initializing the memory card ( permanently erase all still images, including Highlights protected ones. Initializing the Memory Card Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first DISP. time, or to erase all the still images on them. Options [INITIALIZE] Clears the file allocation table but does not physically erase the stored data.
Direct Print. Mark the still images in advance and print them after connecting the camcorder directly to a compatible printer. Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA printers marked with the PictBridge logo. Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer...
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT]. ] (Print Effect) Available only with printers compatible with the Image Optimize function. Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT]. Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can also select [VIVID], [NR] and [VIVID+NR]. ] (Number of Copies) Select 1-99 copies. • 59...
The print settings menu appears. Printing multiple images on the same sheet [2-UP], [4-UP], etc. When using Canon printers you can print the same still image multiple times on the same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended number of copies depending on the [ PAPER SIZE]→...
[STOP] and press restart printing from the beginning. • Other printers or if the error still persists with a Canon printer: If printing does not resume automatically, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn on the camcorder and restore the USB connection.
FUNC. or press twice to close the menu. Printing the Still Images Marked with Print Orders Using Direct Print Connect the camcorder to the printer using the supplied USB cable. Connection . Refer to Connection Diagrams ( 64).
External Connections This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR or (in the case of a Terminals on the Camcorder Terminals on the Camcorder Open the LCD panel to access. only) a printer.
Connect to a PictBridge-compatible printer to print out your still images*. * Users of Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X: Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to transfer still images (JPEG only) by connecting the camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable.
Playback on a TV Screen This section explains how to play back the disc or still images with this camcorder by connecting it to a TV. To play back the disc with another DVD device refer to Disc Playback on an External Device ( 47).
Additional Information This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information. Appendix: Menu Options Lists Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu items not available appear grayed out in the FUNC. menu or in black in the setup menus.
[IMG STAB]: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto. • The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder shake. The image stabilizer may not be able to successfully eliminate all blur if the camcorder or the subject is moving too much.
[FOCUS PRI.]: When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder records a still image only after the focus has been adjusted automatically. You can also select which AF frames to use. ON:AiAF]: One or more AF frames out of the nine frames available are automatically selected and the focus is fixed on them.
NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio. WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio. • If the camcorder is connected to a widescreen TV with the TV type set to NORMAL TV], during the playback of video originally recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not be displayed full screen.
- please read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. CHECK THIS FIRST...
( persists replace the disc. - The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use. The camcorder will not focus. - Autofocus does not work on the subject.
The CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly. (one flash at 0.5-second intervals) Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center. The CHARGE indicator flashes very slowly. (one flash at 2-second intervals) The battery pack is too hot.
55) to free some space or replace the memory card. - Initialize the memory card ( you use it with the camcorder for the first time. - The LOCK switch on an SD or SDHC memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure.
Set [IMG NUMBERS] to [RESET] and erase all the images on the memory card ( or initialize it ( NO CARD - There is no memory card in the camcorder 27). 18). 81) or replace it. 84).
NO DISC - There is no disc in the camcorder. Insert a disc ( 25). - This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use ( 84). NO IMAGES There are no still images on the memory card.
- The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings. INK ABSORBER FULL - Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the printer) to replace the ink absorber. INK ERROR - There is a problem with the ink.
• Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a bright subject. • Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt.
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.
Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data. • Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
3 months. To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected...
100 and 240 V AC, 50/ 60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen...
Trademark Acknowledgements • The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark. • Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. •...
General Information System Diagram System Diagram SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap Mini DVD disc DVD-R/DVD-RW/ DVD-R DL TL-H30.5 Tele-converter WD-H30.5 Wide-converter FS-30.5U Filter Set SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case STV-250N Stereo Video Cable DVD player/recorder Mini DVD disc DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-R DL 86 • Additional Information (Availability differs from area to area) only IFC-300PCU...
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).
Battery NB-2LH pack Screen Viewfinder used 115 min. 115 min. 135 min. 135 min. 140 min. 140 min. 65 min. 65 min. 70 min. 70 min. 70 min. 70 min. – 155 min. – 180 min. – 190 min. Battery NB-2LH pack Screen...
TL-H30.5 Tele-converter This Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.9. • The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converter is attached. • The minimum focusing distance with the TL-H30.5 attached is 3 m (9.8 ft.) at full telephoto;...
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. Product Codes...
Specifications DC420/DC410 System Disc Recording System Television System Compatible Media Maximum Recording Time Image Sensor LCD Screen Viewfinder Microphone Lens Lens Configuration When two values are given, the first indicates the value at full telephoto (T) and the second indicates the value at full wide-angle (W). DVD-VIDEO (all disc types), DVD-VR (only with DVD-RW discs) Video Compression: MPEG-2, Audio Compression: Dolby Digital 2ch EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal...
Image Compression Method This camcorder has been tested with SD/SDHC cards up to 32 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards. This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers.
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter Power supply Rated output / consumption Operating temperature Dimensions Weight NB-2LH Battery Pack Battery type Rated voltage Operating temperature Battery capacity Dimensions Weight Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. The information in this manual is verified as of November 2008. Subject to change without notice. 100 –...
Index Abroad, using the camcorder ..84 AEB - Auto exposure bracketing Approved discs ....7 Aspect ratio of a connected TV (TV type) .
Night (recording program) ...37 Onscreen display selection ..43 Original recordings ....45 P (recording program).
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