DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER Instruction Manual CAMESCOPE ET LECTEUR VIDEO NUMERIQUES Mode d’emploi VIDEOCAMARA Y GRABADORA DIGITAL Manual de Instrucciones This instruction book explains the use of the ELURA2 and ELURA2 MC camcorders. The only dif- ference between these models is that the ELURA2 MC includes a MultiMediaCard Memory Card function.
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1_ELURA2_E(02-07) 7/25/00 16:59 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder ELURA2/ELURA2 MC and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
20. Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
7/25/00 16:59 Contents Introduction Important Usage Instructions ...2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...3 Thank you for Choosing a Canon ...6 Introducing the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC ..7 Mastering the Basics Finding Your Way Around the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC...8 ~ Preparations ... ~ Powering Your Camcorder ...11 Loading a Cassette ...14...
1_ELURA2_E(02-07) 7/25/00 16:59 Thank you for Choosing a Canon First, we’d like to thank you for purchasing this Canon camcorder. Its advanced technology makes it very easy to use — you will soon be making high-quality videos which will give you pleasure for years to come.
Audio Dubbing/A/V Insert Editing Add new sound to original sound, or replace original sound and images on a prerecorded tape. Analog Line-in Recording Connect to a VCR or analog camcorder and record onto a DV tape in the ELURA2/ELURA2 PCM Digital Sound...
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Powering Your Camcorder Before operating your camera, you will need to use the power adapter to: Provide power from an AC outlet Charge a battery pack • The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by your camera.
The power adapter supplied with your camcorder can hold two battery packs and is capable of charging them one after another. Additional battery packs are available as an optional accessory ( Always turn the camera off before connecting/removing the battery.
Subject to change without notice. When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-400 or equivalent. 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.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Loading a Cassette OPEN / EJECT OPEN / EJECT Only use videocassettes marked with the D logo.* Loading and unloading 1. Make sure that you have attached a power source. 2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT 5 switch upwards to release the cassette compartment cover.
• To protect the tape heads, transfer cassettes directly from the tape case to the camcorder — do not open the tape protect cover or touch the tape itself. • Do not use cassettes where the tape has been damaged or spliced — they may damage the camcorder.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Basic Recording Before you start recording Have you completed the following steps? • Attached a power source ( • Removed the lens cap ( • Chosen the display: viewfinder ( • Extended the viewfinder ( • When you’re using the viewfinder, fully close the LCD or rotate the LCD so that it faces the same direction as the lens ( You may also want to install the backup battery ( and time display (...
• Disconnect the power source. • To check that the camera is recording correctly, make a test recording first. • Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.
• A tape recorded in LP mode on other digital equipment may produce mosaic- like noise and the sound may become distorted when played back on this camcorder, and vice versa. 16:9 (Widescreen TV recording) Produces images in the 16:9 format for playback on widescreen TVs.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Confirmation/Warning beeps The camera’s short operation confirmation beeps are indicated by ` in the illustrations. Beeps sound upon certain camera operations such as when you turn the camera on, during the self-timer countdown, right before the camera’s automatic shut-off, and also upon any unusual condition of the camera.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Zooming 10× optical zoom The camera’s 10× zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for each scene: • Move the zoom control towards W to zoom out to wide-angle. • Move it towards T to zoom in to telephoto. You can also control the speed of zooming: •...
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Using the LCD Screen Open the LCD screen Push the LCD panel OPEN button and open the panel by pulling it away from the camera. This automatically switches the LCD screen on and the viewfinder off. When you close the LCD panel, the LCD screen automatically switches off and the viewfinder switches back on.
About the LCD Screen The LCD screen built into this camcorder is a high precision product. However, small black dots or bright points of light (red, blue or green) may appear constantly on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction of the LCD screen and they are not recorded on the tape.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Allowing the subject to monitor recording When you turn the LCD panel so that it faces the same direction as the lens, you can watch yourself during recording or let your subject monitor recording. The viewfinder is also activated when the panel is in this position.
• To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the ` (rewind) button. • If the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette. Page 24...
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Page 25 Other playback modes Playback pause Press the a (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press the e (play) button. The camera automatically goes into stop mode after about 5 minutes’ playback pause. Fast forward playback To play back the recording at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the 1 (fast forward) button during normal playback or press and hold the 1 (fast...
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Special playback Frame Advance To play back frame by frame, press the +/ ae button repeatedly during playback pause. Press and hold to play back continuous frame advance. Frame Reverse To play back in reverse frame by frame, press the –/4a button repeatedly during playback pause.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Built-in speaker The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the sound track alongside the picture during playback. Adjust the speaker volume by turning the SELECT dial. • Turn the SELECT dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Connections for Playback on a TV Screen You can connect the camera to a TV or VCR in order to play back your recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camera ( Power off all devices before starting the connections. See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Specifications S-video terminal input/output Microphone terminal Headphone terminal LANC u u terminal Dimensions Weight Weight and dimensions are approximate. Erorrs and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. If your TV (or VCR) has an S (S1) -video input terminal For higher picture quality, we recommend playing back recordings on a TV with an S (S1) terminal.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 If your TV (or VCR) has audio/video input terminals • Connect the camera using the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable. Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right).
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Tips for Making Better Videos Holding the camera For maximum stability, grip the camera in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary support the camera with your left hand. With practice, you will be able to operate the controls by touch, without taking your eye off the action.
2_ELURA2_E(08-32) 7/25/00 17:03 Picture angle Instead of zooming while recording, try to choose your picture angle before you begin. A good way to tell a story with video is to begin with a long shot that establishes the situation, and then move in with medium shots and close-ups to show the details.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:08 Turning the Image Stabilizer Off With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable during telephoto recording. However, the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s image stabilizer allows you to obtain steady recordings even at high magnification. CARD MOVIE P.SCAN R E C To turn the image stabilizer off, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Using the Menus Many of the camera’s advanced functions are selected from menus which appear in the display. There are 4 main menus: CAM. MENU Camera menu VCR MENU VCR menu C.REC MENU Card record menu C.PLAY MENU Card play menu CAM.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 MENU 1. Turn the POWER dial to the appropriate setting. 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu. • One of the main menus appears, according to the POWER dial setting. 3. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to the desired submenu.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 List of Menus Turn to the appropriate page for a detailed explanation of each function. 2 2 CAM. MENU Appears when the POWER dial is set to There are 5(+1) submenus within the CAM. MENU. 1 To digital effects submenu 2 To camera set up submenu 3 To VCR set up submenu 4 To display set up submenu...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 3 VCR set up submenu !7 Record mode... !8 Wind screen ... !9 Audio mode ... @0 Return 4 Display set up submenu @1 Brightness ... @2 Mirror mode... @3 TV screen... @4 Date/time display... @5 Return 5 System submenu @6 Wireless controller...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 1 Digital effects submenu q Digital effects select ... w Fader ... e Effect... r Multi-image screen speed... t Multi-image screen split ... y Return 2 VCR set up submenu u Record mode... i Output channel... o Audio dubbing ... !0 Wind screen ...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 2 Camera set up submenu y Shutter speed... u Digital zoom ... i Image stabilizer... o White balance ... !0 Return 3 Card set up submenu !1 Image quality ... !2 File numbers ... !3 Shutter sound ... !4 Return 4 Display set up submenu !5 Brightness ...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 1 Card operations submenu q To index ... w To image protect ... e To print mark ... r Copy from card to cassette . t Image erase ... y Format... u Return 2 VCR set up submenu i Record mode...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Using the Wireless Controller/Tally Lamp The supplied wireless controller can operate the camera from a distance of up to 16 feet (5 m). Point it at the camera’s remote sensor while you press the buttons. The camera's tally lamp will light up when it receives signals from the wireless controller.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 When Operating 2 Canon DV Camcorders (Remote Sensor Mode) To prevent interference from other Canon wireless controllers being used nearby, there are 2 remote sensor modes and an off setting. The wireless controller and the camera have to be set to the same mode in order to be compatible.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 If your wireless controller isn’t working: Make sure the camera and the wireless controller are both set to the same mode. Check the mode the camera is set to by pushing any button other than the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller. The camera’s mode appears in purple for about 4 seconds.
2. Select T.ZONE/DST. • The time zone display appears on the screen. • Your camcorder’s time zone is factory-preset to New York. If you are at another time zone, select your time zone first and daylight saving time (DST) setting if necessary.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Time zone LONDON PARIS CAIRO MOSCOW DUBAI KARACHI DACCA BANGKOK H. KONG (Hong Kong) TOKYO SYDNEY SOLOMON • After you have selected your time zone and set the date and time, when you travel to another time zone, there is no need to reset the date and time.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Setting the clock After you set the date and time, the date/time and home time zone will be displayed for about 4 seconds each time you turn the power on. CARD MOVIE P.SCAN R E C 1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM. 2.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Recording in Progressive Scan Mode (Digital Motor Drive) In Progressive Scan Mode, the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s Digital Motor Drive records 30 full frame images per second, continuously, for superior quality frames. Use Progressive Scan Mode for fast moving scenes and moments that are hard to capture just taking a still photo.
6 seconds. During this time the camera also records the sound, and the display shows the still picture. • A counter display appears, and counts up to 6 seconds as the camcorder records the picture. • The camera returns to record pause mode.
6 seconds. During this time the camera also records the sound, and the display shows the still picture. • A counter display appears, and counts up to 6 seconds as the camcorder records the picture. F disappears from the display.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Transferring Still Pictures to a PC with the FR-100 (optional) -For ELURA2 - The Floppy Disk Still Image Recorder FR-100 captures images taken with the camera, compressing them in JPEG format and recording them as still images onto a floppy disk.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Searching and Reviewing While Recording Record search When the camera is in record pause mode, you can use record search to play the tape forwards or backwards to find the point where you want to start or resume recording. This is useful when you want to add a new scene to a previously used cassette.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Using the Various Recording Programs The camera provides you with a choice of 7 recording programs. They use different combinations of camera settings in order to adjust the exposure and other functions to match the recording situation. •...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Setting the program AE mode CARD MOVIE P.SCAN R E C 1. Slide the program selector to Q (program AE) mode. 2. Press the SELECT dial in to display the program menu. 3. Turn the SELECT dial to move the arrow up or down the display. 4.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Easy Recording The simplest way to use the camera is with the program selector set to the [ position. The camera will take care of focus, exposure and other adjustments, leaving you free to point and shoot. Auto This is the same as the Easy Recording program, except that you now have the option of using...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Spotlight This program is designed for recording spotlit scenes, such as on a stage. The exposure is automatically adjusted for glare-free recordings of subjects lit by a concentrated light source. Sand & Snow Use this program in places where the background is so bright that the subject appears underexposed in the display —...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Using Digital Effects Use the camera’s digital effects for more interesting productions. (ELURA2 MC only: See p.106 for CARD MIX) • Faders: • Effects: • Multi-image Screen: Divides the display to show 4, 9 or 16 still photos. Has 4 Availability of digital effects by mode MOVIE Faders...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 • When you do not want to use digital effects, set D.E.SELECT to OFF through the menu. • The camera remembers your chosen digital effect setting until you change it. • Digital effects can be selected but not operated on a blank blue screen (appears in VCR mode).
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 G Faders Fade Trigger (FADE-T) When you start recording, the scene gradually fades in from a black screen. When you stop recording, it gradually fades out. Wipe (WIPE) When you start recording, the picture begins as a thin vertical line in the center of the screen which gradually expands sideways until it fills the whole of the screen.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 G Effects Art (ART) Adds a paint-like effect, called solarization, to the image. Black and White (BLK & WHT) Makes the image black and white. Sepia (SEPIA) Makes a monochrome image with a brownish tint. Mosaic (MOSAIC) Blurs the image by enlarging the size of some pixels.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 Digital effects can be set with the controls on the body of the camera or the wireless controller. Pressing the L/M buttons on the wireless controller correspond to turning the SELECT dial up and down, and pressing the SET button corresponds to pressing the SELECT dial in.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:09 8. If you’re in MOVIE or P.SCAN mode: If you’re in VCR mode: Operating effects Sound records/plays back normally. When operating effects in MOVIE, P.SCAN or CARD REC mode, make sure the program selector is set to Q . CARD MOVIE P.SCAN...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Using the Multi-Image Screen Divides your display image into 4, 9 or 16 smaller images with the Image Capture feature. With this feature, the camera captures the current scene being shot or replayed. Choose the transition speed — manual, fast (every 4 frames), moderate (every 6 frames) or slow (every 8 frames) —...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 8. Close the menu. • The digital effects menu disappears. • MULTI-S flashes in the display. Multi-image screen on/off 9. Push the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button. • Manual: As you press the ON/OFF button, scenes will be captured one after another the indicated number of times.
• For details of playing back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see p. 91. • When you record to the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC from a camcorder with DV terminal outputs, the audio mode display becomes set to “– – –.”...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 You can monitor the sound while recording and playing back by attaching stereo headphones to the H terminal on the docking unit. You can adjust the volume of attached headphones by turning the SELECT dial. • A VOLUME bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume. The volume level is the same regardless of mode.
The F mark flashes white then turns green after the focus and exposure are set. If you are using the wireless controller, the F mark starts flashing immediately after you press the PHOTO button. • The camcorder takes the picture for approximately 6 seconds. Page 67 REC PAUSE...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 • If you have the beep turned on, it sounds each time the tally lamp flashes before recording. • To cancel the self-timer before the countdown has begun, press the TIMER button. • To cancel the self-timer once the countdown has begun, press the TIMER button, start/stop if you’re shooting movies, or PHOTO if you’re taking a still image.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Adjusting Exposure Manually Exposure lock CARD MOVIE P.SCAN R E C When you are recording in situations where the lighting may change suddenly, you can lock the exposure at the current level in order to control the brightness of the image.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 • You cannot adjust the exposure without the e mark before E.LOCK in the display. Push the EXP button so that e appears before E.LOCK. Then you can adjust the exposure manually. • The standard exposure level depends on which recording program you have selected.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Concerning shooting in fluorescent lighting When the camera is set to [ (Easy Recording) or the Auto recording program, it automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed to compensate. However, if the brightness of the LCD or viewfinder display starts to flicker, make sure the camera is set to the Auto recording program and select the 1/100 shutter speed.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Adjusting Focus Manually The camera can focus automatically. All you have to do is point it, and whatever is in the center of the display will usually be in sharp focus. If it does not seem to be focusing well, it may be because the subject is not suitable for autofocus.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Setting the White Balance The camera’s auto white balance system compensates for a wide range of lighting conditions. Although slight variations are unavoidable, colors will appear natural in virtually every situation. In some cases, you will get better results by setting the white balance yourself, or using one of the two preset modes:...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Setting the white balance manually will probably work better than auto white balance when shooting: Subjects with one dominant color, such as sky, sea or forest Close-ups In rapidly changing lighting conditions In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapor lights •...
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Displaying Date, Time and Camera Data (Data Code) The data code contains the date and time the recording was made. Cassette data codes can also display camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings). During VCR mode, the data code can be displayed or hidden while the camera is in play, slow or still mode.
– If noise or tape damage prevents the data code from being read. • If a recording made on ELURA2/ELURA2 MC is played back on a different DV camcorder, the data code may not be displayed correctly. • The data code will appear in the display even if DISPLAYS ( set to OFF through the menu.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Page 77 Six-second auto date The 6-second auto date appears for 6 seconds to mark the changeover of a day if the tape was being recorded at 12:00 midnight. It also appears for 6 seconds when you start playback and have the data code turned off. The 6-second auto date will adjust for any time zone changes you have indicated.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Searching the Tape (Photo Search/Date Search) This allows you to move quickly through still pictures recorded anywhere on a tape (photo search) or between different days or areas of recording (date search) on a tape. 1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo/date search.
3_ELURA2_E(33-79) 7/25/00 17:10 Returning to a Pre-Marked Position Use the wireless controller to mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback. MOVIE P.SCAN 1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button on the wireless controller during playback at a point you want to return to later.
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 Editing to a VCR By connecting the camera to a VCR, you can edit your recordings in order to remove unwanted scenes — or combine different shots to create your own video productions. Preparations 1. Connect the camera to the VCR. •...
Example dubbing to the camera 1. Connect the camera and the other digital device. • Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs marked with the arrows facing as shown above. 2. Prepare the other device.
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 Dubbing 1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode. 2. Press the camera’s REC PAUSE button. • The camera enters record pause mode. 3.
Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog Camcorder (Analog Line-in) You can record a TV program or a video played on your VCR or analog camcorder (for digital camcorders, see p. 81) onto a tape in the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC, if the TV or other device has audio/video outputs.
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 Dubbing 1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode. 2. Press the REC PAUSE button. • S-video and A/V IN/OUT terminals automatically work as input terminals. •...
7/25/00 17:16 Recording Over Existing Scenes (A/V Insert Editing) You can insert new scenes from your VCR or other camcorder onto your pre- recorded tape using the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s analog line-in or DV in terminals. Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and audio.
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 Preparations The tape in the camera: When using the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s A/V insert function, only record to tapes recorded in SP mode with continuously recorded time codes. If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in LP mode on the tape, recording will stop.
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 Editing 1. On the VCR, locate a point 3 seconds before the scene to be inserted. Set the VCR to playback pause mode. 2. On the camera, press PLAY and locate the recording start point. Set the camera to playback pause mode. •...
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 Audio Dubbing You can add sound to the original sound on a prerecorded tape from audio products (AUDIO IN) or with the internal or external microphone (MIC. IN). The original sound will not be erased. For best results, add sound to tapes that have been recorded with this camera in SP mode with 12 bit sound.
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 • When you add sound using the built-in microphone make sure not to connect any cables to the MIC terminal (on the DU-300). • To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal ( A/V terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV. You can monitor the sound with headphones ( Preparations Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded on a camcorder other than the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC. • After adding sound 3 or more times to the same place on a tape, there may be some loss in sound quality.
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 Setting the Audio Mix When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12 bit mode, you can set the audio output to play: stereo 1 (the original sound), stereo 2 (any new sound, dubbed to the tape after recording), or mix the balance between the two. •...
4_ELURA2_E(80-92) 7/25/00 17:16 Selecting audio output channels When you play back a tape whose audio has been recorded on multiple channels, you can change the output channels of that sound. VCR SET UP 1. Load a tape recorded with multiple-channel audio. 2.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 MultiMediaCard Introduction -ELURA2 MC only- The MultiMediaCard (MMC), a type of Memory Card, stores and manages still images taken by the camera. You can do the following with the MultiMediaCard: • Record still images ( • View still images 3 ways: Single 101), Slide show ( 102) •...
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Inserting and removing the MultiMediaCard 1. Turn the POWER dial to OFF. 2. Slide the MultiMediaCard compartment cover in the direction of the arrow and open. 3. Insert or remove the MultiMediaCard. • Push the MultiMediaCard all the way in. •...
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 • Depending on the image you are recording, sometimes there will be no difference in image quality between settings. • Images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format. • The number of pixels is 640 × 480 (VGA) in both FINE and STANDARD modes.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 File numbers The images you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0001-9900 and stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder is numbered from 100 to 998 and recorded on the MultiMediaCard. Sample images have been pre-recorded on the supplied MultiMediaCard, entering folder number 100.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway and hold it. • Exposure is locked. • During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjust the focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is ready to take the still image.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 • To use the self-timer, press the PHOTO button fully down. For full details of how to use the self-timer, refer to p. 67. • The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the button fully and the camera immediately takes the image. Page 98 button before step 3, and then press the...
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Recording an Image from a Cassette as a Still Image -ELURA2 MC only- SLIDE SHOW CARD D.EFFECTS REC SEARCH Record an image from a cassette onto a MultiMediaCard. To automatically record multiple still images from a cassette to a MultiMedia Card, refer to “Copying Still Images from a Cassette”...
Side with arrow Preparations 1. Connect the camera to the other digital device. • Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs marked with the arrows facing as shown above. 2. Prepare the other device.
TV, see “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 28) • The camera may not be able to copy or play, etc., images recorded on a non- Canon camera or enhanced on a PC. There are 3 ways to view still images: •...
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Slide Show With an image in the display, press the SLIDE SHOW button. • The images play back one after the other for 5 seconds each. To stop the slide show, press the SLIDE SHOW button. • The slide show starts or stops each time you press the SLIDE SHOW button. •...
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect) -ELURA2 MC only- SLIDE SHOW CARD D.EFFECTS REC SEARCH Select important images and protect them from accidental erasure. If a MultiMediaCard is formatted, however, all images, including protected images, will be permanently erased ( •...
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Erasing Still Images -ELURA2 MC only- SLIDE SHOW CARD D.EFFECTS REC SEARCH Erase images singly or all at once. • You cannot erase protected images. Cancel image protection ( order to erase an image. • Erase images with caution. Once an image has been erased it cannot be restored.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 To erase all images on the MultiMediaCard at once 4. Select ALL. • ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR the display. 5. Select YES. • All images except the protected ones are erased. • If you select NO, you return to step 3. 6.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Combining Images and Recording Them to a Cassette (Card Mix) -ELURA2 MC only- Liven up your productions by superimposing one image on top of the other. Combine 2 still images or a still image and a moving image. Choose a still image from the MultiMediaCard, either one of the pre-recorded sample images ( or one you have recorded yourself, then combine it with the currently recording image, moving or still.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 CAM. CHROMA (Camera chroma key)- 2 pre-recorded sample images Superimpose the currently recording image on top of a still image, which becomes its background. Shoot the subject of the currently recording image against a blue background, such as a blue curtain. The original still image will appear in place of the blue area.
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it. • F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is ready to take the image.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Copying Still Images from a Cassette -ELURA2 MC only- SLIDE SHOW CARD D.EFFECTS REC SEARCH Copies multiple still images from a tape to the MultiMediaCard, using the Photo Search function. • The still images' data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made. CARD OPER.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Copying MMC Still Images to a Cassette -ELURA2 MC only- SLIDE SHOW CARD D.EFFECTS REC SEARCH Copies multiple still images from the MultiMediaCard to a cassette. • The still images' data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made. CARD OPER.
-ELURA2 MC only- An image on a MultiMediaCard must be marked before it can be printed. The camera supports the can be automatically printed on a DPOF-supporting Canon printer. Up to 50 images per MultiMediaCard can be print marked. CARD PLAY CARD OPER.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Formatting a MultiMediaCard -ELURA2 MC only- Format new MultiMediaCards, if you get the message CARD ERROR, or to permanently and quickly erase all the images on a MultiMediaCard, including protected images (this includes the pre-recorded card mix sample images). The MultiMediaCard supplied with this camera has already been formatted for you.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Other Information and Precautions The camera formats MultiMediaCards in DCF (Design Rule of Camera File System). Images recorded on a MultiMediaCard with this camera can be transferred to a PC with the use of the following products: PC Card Adapter: Holds a MultiMediaCard then inserts into the PC card slot found on most types of laptop PCs.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 • Moving a MultiMediaCard rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on it, leading to malfunctions. Avoid this problem by placing the MultiMediaCard in a plastic bag and letting it slowly adjust to temperature changes before removing it from the bag.
5_ELURA2_E(93-115) 7/25/00 17:25 Card luminance key Camera chroma key MultiMediaCard Specifications Capacity Interface Operating temperature range Dimensions Weight Weight and dimensions are approximate Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. Page 115 8 MB MultiMediaCard standard 0°C – 40°C (32°F– 140°F) 32 ×...
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Preparing the Camera Adjust the viewfinder • Turn the POWER dial to MOVIE mode. Extend the viewfinder straight out, then adjust the viewfinder focusing lever to suit your eyesight. • The viewfinder extends straight out for comfortable viewing. Store the camera with the viewfinder flush with the body of the camera.
The power indicator light also flashes. • The indicator is not constant — different levels will be shown when you subject the battery pack and camcorder to different conditions. Page 117 BP-406 BP-422 (optional) 1 hr. 10 min.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 When to recharge You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. Unlike a conventional battery pack, it does not have to be fully discharged first. However, as the battery pack will naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it the same day you plan to use it, or the day before.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Installing the backup battery Open the cassette compartment cover. The cassette compartment will open automatically. If necessary, close it to give yourself more room to install the backup battery. Insert the CR1616 lithium battery as far as it will go with the + side facing outwards.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Maintenance Cautions Avoid high temperatures and high humidity. • Do not leave the camera inside a car in hot weather, for example. • Be careful of heat radiating from video lighting equipment. • Do not take the camera into a humid room. Avoid sudden changes in temperature.
• For the best picture possible, after using the camera for approximately 20 hours, clean the video heads using Canon’s DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette. If the “noise” remains, repeat the cleaning (up to maximum of 5 times).
• You can use the compact power adapter to operate your camera and charge battery packs in any country where the electricity supply is between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug adapters for overseas use.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Condensation Condensation may form on the camera when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Using the camera while condensation is present can damage both the tape and the camera. Condensation may become a problem: When you take the camera from a cold place to a warm room When the camera is left in a humid room...
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Troubleshooting Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder. Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list — turn to the page numbers in parentheses for more information. Make sure that the camera is properly connected if you are using it with a TV or VCR.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 • Some subjects are not suitable for autofocus. In these situations, you will often get better results using manual focus ( about the same distance away, lock the focus, and then point the camera at your original, hard-to-focus subject. Horizontal stripes Many subjects at different distances...
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 ? The playback picture is rough (with mosaic-like noise). ? There’s no picture on the TV screen, even though the tape is moving. ? There’s no sound coming from the speaker during playback. MultiMediaCard operations ELURA2 MC only Problem ? The MultiMediaCard will not insert.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 ? The PHOTO button doesn’t work. ? The image cannot be erased. Miscellaneous Problem ? The wireless controller doesn’t work. ? The power indicator is flashing. ? The camera malfunctions. ? The DV cable is connected correctly, but there’s nothing in the display.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 The ELURA2/ELURA2 MC System Diagram MiniDV Video Cassette WL-D75/WL-D76 Wireless Controller DU-300 ZR-1000 Zoom Docking Unit Remote Controller SA-1 Adapter Bracket VL-10Li Battery Video Light DU-300 BP-900 Series Docking Unit Lithium-ion Battery Pack Stereo Microphone (commercially available) SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case * ELURA2 MC only...
7/25/00 17:33 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. BP-400 Series Battery Packs Extra batteries for use with the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC.
(optional). Zoom Remote Controller ZR-1000 When this product is plugged into the LANC m terminal of a Canon camcorder, it is possible to control functions such as the start and stop of recording and the zoom and focusing functions while the camcorder is mounted on a tripod, without touching the camcorder body itself.
Image files can then be easily opened and viewed on your computer. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Screen Displays To display the date and time, press the DATA CODE button. See also p. 75. Press the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN button or turn TV SCREEN on through the menu to see the other displays on the TV screen.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Shows how much battery power remains 117). The battery pack is exhausted ( 117). No cassette is loaded, or it is set for erasure prevention 14, 15). Remaining tape (Green: more than five minutes. Yellow: less than five minutes.
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Zoom display ( 20): Optical zoom Optical plus 40× digital zoom Zoom in Zoom out The image stabilizer is turned on ( 33). CAM. MENU VCR MENU ( C. REC MENU (ELURA2 MC only) C. PLAY MENU (ELURA2 MC only) The remote sensor is turned off (...
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 White balance is Indoor Outdoor U The 16:9 mode: the display flashes when the effect is being selected, and appears steadily when it is activated ( 18). Digital effects. The display flashes when the function is being selected and appears steadily when it is activated (...
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 The number of still images that can still be recorded on the MultiMediaCard 97). (Green: 6 or more images. Yellow: Between 1 and 5 images Red: No more images) Accessing a MultiMediaCard 93). Current still image/Total number of still images on the MultiMediaCard 97).
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:33 Caution phrases The camera displays various caution phrases — they appear for 4 seconds before disappearing. Appears each time you turn the power on, until you set the time zone, date and time ( 45). Appears when the battery pack is exhausted 12, 117).
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:34 Appears when the video heads are badly contaminated 121). For ELURA MC An error has occurred with the MultiMediaCard. The camera can not record or play back. A temporary card error is also possible. If CARD ERROR disappears after 4 seconds and flashes red, format the...
(49 × 60 × 11 mm) Weight: 2 oz (70 g) *Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit Weight and dimensions are approximate Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc. × 3 ×...
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:34 Tips for Making Better Videos, 31 Tripod, 31 Troubleshooting, 124 TV, 28, 132 Ë Using the Camera Abroad, 122 Using the Menus, 34 ◊ VCR, 28 Videocassettes, 14 Video Heads, 121 Video ID-1 system, 29 Viewfinder, 116, 121 Viewing Still Images*, 101 „...
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/25/00 17:34 Menu at a Glance Use the list below to quickly navigate the camera’s menu. Functions are listed alphabetically. Function 16:9 effect 6-sec. Date Audio dub Audio mode Beep Brightness Card mix* Copy- card to cassette* Copy- cassette to card* Data code Date/time display Date/time select...
6_ELURA2_E(116-146) 7/27/00 15:38 Function Image stabilizer Index* Multi-image screen speed Multi-image screen split Mirror mode Mix type* Mix level* Output channel Print mark* Protect* Quality* Record mode Remote sensor code Shutter speed Shutter sound* Tally lamp Time zone/DST TV screen White balance Wind screen Zoom...
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC Digital Video Camcorder (“DV Camcorder”) purchased and used in the United States. Each Canon DV Camcorder, when delivered to you in new condition in its original container, is warranted against defective material or workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase (three (3) months in the case of the video head part), defective parts or DV Camcorders returned to a CUSA factory service center (“CUSA Center”) or...
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