Mode d’emploi Manual de Instrucciones This instruction manual explains how to install the software, connect the camcorder to a computer, and download images from a memory card to a computer. For more detailed operational instructions, refer to the PDF format manual provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows or DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder ELURA70/ELURA65/ELURA60 A and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
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-570. The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC.
❍ : Reference page number. ❍ Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller. ❍ [ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen. ❍ “Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
Basic Functions Preparations Preparing the Power Supply...13 Loading/Unloading a Cassette ...16 Installing the Backup Battery ...17 Preparing the Camcorder ...18 Using the Wireless Controller...20 Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time...21 Recording Recording Movies on a Tape ...24 Zooming ...29 Tips for Making Better Videos ...31...
Using the VFL-1 Video Flash Light (Optional) ...80 Editing Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ...82 Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) ...84 Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing)...85 Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ...86 Audio Dubbing...88...
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.
Components Guide ELURA70/ELURA65/ELURA60 REC SEARCH button ( 28) / (fast forward) button ( 32) / CARD button ( 108) – REC SEARCH button ( 28) / (record review) button ( 28) / (rewind) button ( 32) / – CARD button ( 108) DIGITAL EFFECTS button (...
Viewfinder ( Strap mount ( Start/stop button 24, 101) Power switch ( 5, 135) CAMERA PLAY(VCR) NETWORK Dioptric adjustment lever ( Viewfinder protect cover ( 143) Advanced Accessory shoe ( 80, 154) Accessory shoe ( 153) (print/share) button ( PHOTO button ( Zoom lever ( Program selector ( Easy recording...
Terminal cover MIC terminal* ( 61, 88) AV terminal ( 34) / (phones) terminal 34, 61) USB terminal ( 119, 130) CHARGE indicator ( DC IN terminal ( * ELURA70/ELURA65 only. Assist lamp (White LED)* Remote sensor ( Stereo microphone ( Terminal cover S-video terminal ( DV terminal (...
WL-D83 Wireless Controller Zoom buttons ( Select buttons ( PHOTO button ( START/STOP button ( SELF T. button ( D. EFFECTS button, ON/OFF button ( TV SCREEN button ( DATA CODE button ( DATE SEARCH -/+ buttons ( ZERO SET MEMORY button ( 12bit AUDIO OUT button ( AUDIO DUB.
The CHARGE indicator starts flashing. It glows steadily when charging is complete. 4. When charging is complete, disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect it from the adapter. 5. Remove the battery pack after use.
Using a Household Power Source The LCD screen's backlight is brighter when the camcorder is powered from a household power source. 1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF. 2. Connect the power cord to the power adapter. 3. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
❍ We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need. ❍ To conserve battery charge, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode. BP-2L14 NB-2LH NB-2L 210 min.
❍ Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover. If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/ unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF.
Installing the Backup Battery The backup battery allows the camcorder to retain date, time ( camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected. Connect a power source to the camcorder when replacing the backup battery to retain the settings. 1. Press the OPEN button to open the LCD panel.
Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment) 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. 2. Pull out the viewfinder. 3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever. Attaching the Lens Cap 1. Attach the cord to the lens cap.
It could damage your eyesight. ❍ If you zoom to telephoto, the picture will not be in focus. ❍ If dust accumulates on the wide attachment or on the camcorder lens, clean both lenses gently with a blower brush.
Replace both batteries. 3. Close the battery cover. ❍ Camcorder and wireless controller are equipped with 2 remote sensor modes 77). If the wireless controller does not work, check if camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode.
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when you have replaced the backup battery. Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time CAMERA PLAY (VCR) SYSTEM 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock. 24 1...
Displaying Date and Time during Recording You can display the date and time in the lower left corner of the screen. PLAY (VCR) CAMERA DISPLAY SETUP/ 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ press the SET dial.
Recording Movies on a Tape Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Before you make important recordings, clean the video heads ( Recording 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
❍ When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums or concerts), sound may become distorted or may be recorded not in the actual sound level. ❍ The camcorder will shut off after 5 minutes when left in record pause mode to protect tape and video heads. “...
2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select [LCD MIRROR] and press the SET dial. 4. Turn the SET dial to select [OFF]. 5. Press the MENU button to close the menu. When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], only tape or card operation and self-timer displays appear on the LCD screen (all displays appear on the viewfinder screen).
Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short.
In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your recording to check if it has been recorded properly. Press and release the c (record review) button. The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode. Record Search...
Zooming The camcorder automatically switches between optical zooming and digital zooming. Image resolution is slightly lower with the digital zoom. Optical Zoom 18× optical zoom PLAY (VCR) CAMERA Move the zoom lever toward angle). Move it toward Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom. Press harder for a faster zoom.
Digital Zoom 72×/360× digital zoom (72× in CARD CAMERA mode) (64× in CARD CAMERA mode) (56× in CARD CAMERA mode) CAMERA CAMERA SETUP 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the SET dial to select [CAMERA SETUP] and press the SET dial.
Tips for Making Better Videos Holding the Camcorder For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens.
Playing Back a Tape If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette 143). 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to b.
❍ There is no sound during special playback. ❍ The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes. ❍ The camcorder stops the tape automatically after 5 minutes in playback pause mode to protect tape and video heads. –...
Adjusting the Volume When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via built-in speaker. The built-in speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel. Use headphones when using the viewfinder. H (phones) terminal When Using Headphones The headphones terminal also serves as AV terminal.
(supplied) 1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR. Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the S-150 S-video Cable (optional) to the S-video terminals. 3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio terminals of the TV/VCR. Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the red AUDIO terminal R (right).
• L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main. • R/R:Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub. 5. Press the MENU button to close the menu. The setting resets to the L/R setting when you turn the camcorder off. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY OUTPUT CH••••L/R...
Menus and Settings Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on the screen. Selecting Menus and Settings 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the SET dial to select a submenu and press the SET dial.
Menu and Default Settings Default settings are shown in boldface. CAMERA MENU PLAY (VCR) CAMERA Submenu Menu Item \CARD MIX MIX TYPE ANIMAT. TYPE MIX LEVEL CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER A.SL SHUTTER D. ZOOM IMG STAB i 16:9 WHITE BAL. (FLASH*) (AF AST LAMP*) NIGHT MODE* SKIN DETAIL...
Submenu SYSTEM WL. REMOTE BEEP T.ZONE/DST D/TIME SET MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER. SOUND SELF-T SOUND Menu Item A1, A2, OFF B ON, OFF See list of time zones. OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND Setting Options...
PLAY (VCR) MENU CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Submenu Menu Item VCR SETUP REC MODE AV/PHONES H AV \ DV OUT AUDIO SETUP OUTPUT CH AUDIO DUB. WIND SCREEN AUDIO MODE 12bit AUDIO MIX BALANCE CARD SETUP IMG QUALITY MOVIE SIZE FILE NOS. DISPLAY SETUP/ BRIGHTNESS TV SCREEN...
CARD CAMERA MENU CAMERA Submenu CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER A.SL SHUTTER D. ZOOM WHITE BAL. (FLASH*) (AF AST LAMP*) FOCUS PRI. NIGHT MODE* SKIN DETAIL REVIEW CARD SETUP IMG QUALITY IMAGE SIZE MOVIE SIZE FILE NOS. AV/PHONES H VCR SETUP AUDIO SETUP WIND SCREEN H VOLUME DISPLAY SETUP/...
Submenu Menu Item Setting Options MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER. SOUND SELF-T SOUND...
ON, OFF <PLAYBK> DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS, ITALIANO, A1, A2, OFF A ON, OFF See list of time zones. NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY Setting Options...
Using the Recording Programs Easy Recording Program The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. Program AE Modes Auto The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically. However, you have the option of adjusting the settings manually.
Availability of Functions in Each Mode: Recording Program Digital Zoom Image Stabilizer Focus White Balance Shutter Speed Exposure Lock Digital Effects 16:9 Card Mix A: Auto setting h: Available Shaded area: Can be used only in CAMERA mode. Selecting the Easy Recording Program CAMERA Set the program selector to [.
- The picture may not appear smooth when played back. ❍ Low Light mode: - Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage. - Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes. - The camcorder may have difficulty to focus automatically. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY...
3. Press the NIGHT MODE button. • The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen. • Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode. 1. Set the program selector to Q. 2. Press the NIGHT MODE button.
❍ Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage. ❍ Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes. ❍ White points may appear on the screen. ❍ Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually.
Skin Detail Function When shooting close-ups of people, the camcorder automatically softens details to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections for a more complimentary appearance. CAMERA CAMERA SETUP Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SKIN DETAIL], set it to [SOFT] and close the menu.
Exposure Adjustment When the exposure is locked, you can adjust it manually to handle difficult lighting conditions. The camcorder’s iris can be set to any position from fully closed to fully open. PLAY (VCR) CAMERA Turn the SET dial to adjust the brightness of the image.
Adjusting the Focus Manually Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. Subjects with low Reflective contrast or without surfaces SET dial CAMERA 1. Set the program selector to 2. Adjust the zoom. When you operate the zoom after adjusting the focus, the subject may not stay in focus.
❍ The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the program selector to [. ❍ Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder. Infinity Focus Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or fireworks.
CAMERA SETUP 1. Set the program selector to 2. For custom white balance: Point the camcorder at a white object and zoom in until it fills the whole screen. Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 3 is completed.
❍ When the program selector is set to [, white balance is preset to [AUTO]. ❍ The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off. However, it resets to [AUTO] when you change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
❍ If the shutter speed is set to 1/500 or higher in CAMERA mode and you switch to CARD CAMERA mode, it automatically changes to 1/250. ❍ Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or higher.
In Easy Recording mode and when [SHUTTER] is set to [AUTO] in Auto mode, the camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 in CAMERA mode and 1/15 in CARD CAMERA mode. This allows you to record brightly in places with insufficient lighting.
(when recording movies) or the PHOTO button (when recording still image) to cancel the self-timer. ❍ The self-timer will be canceled when you turn off the camcorder. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA (self-timer) button.
❍ If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become distorted.
[16bit] and close the menu. “16bit” appears for approximately 4 seconds. Wind Screen The camcorder reduces wind noise automatically. However, you can turn off the wind screen when recording indoors, or when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible.
MIC terminal. ❍ When recording in silent places, the built-in microphone may pick up the motor noise of the camcorder. In such case, we recommend using an external microphone. ❍ When using a commercially available microphone: - Use a microphone with built-in power supply (condenser microphone).
Using Digital Effects Faders ( Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Fade Trigger (FADE-T) Wipe (WIPE) Corner Wipe (CORNER) Jump (JUMP) Flip (FLIP) The image gradually fades in. The image gradually fades out. The image begins as a vertical line in the center and expands sideways until it fills the whole screen.
Puzzle (PUZZLE) Zigzag (ZIGZAG) Beam (BEAM) Tide (TIDE) The image appears in 16 pieces. The pieces move around until the puzzle is solved. The image is divided into 16 pieces. The pieces move around and disappear. The image appears in zigzag from the top of the screen.
Effects ( Add flavor to your recordings. Art (ART) The image becomes like a paint (solarization). Mosaic (MOSAIC) The image is blurred through enlarging the size of some pixels. Wave (WAVE) Both ends of the image sway in waves. Multi-Image Screen ( Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at one time.
Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes: CAMERA Movies Still Images Faders Effects Multi-image screen h: Available i: Not available * : Black and White only. Selecting a Fader In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1.
Selecting an Effect In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q. CAMERA 1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. [D.EFFECT |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear. 2. Select [EFFECT]. 3. Select the effect. 4. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. The name of the selected effect flashes. 5.
Using the Multi-Image Screen You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes: - When [S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse playback - When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the menu. Select [D.EFFECT |] and press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. ❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program AE mode. ❍ The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.
Magnifying the Image The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times. Zoom lever CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Move the zoom lever toward • The image is magnified by 2 times. • A frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area. •...
Displaying the Data Code The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). When you play back a tape, you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to display.
CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Press the DATA CODE button. ❍ The data code display turns off when you turn the camcorder off. ❍ Only date and time appear in CARD PLAY mode. Six-Second Auto Date Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date or time zone has changed.
In stop mode, press the END SEARCH button. • "END SEARCH" appears. • The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the recording and stops the tape. • Pressing the button again cancels the search.
Returning to a Pre-marked Position If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory and the tape will stop at that point when you rewind/fast forward the tape. This function is operated with the wireless controller.
Date Search You can locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function. This function is operated with the wireless controller. CAMERA Press the + or - button to begin searching. • Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10 times).
Customizing the Camcorder You can personalize your camcorder by customizing the start-up image and the sound it makes for start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer (collectively called the My Camera settings). Changing the My Camera Settings CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MY CAMERA 1.
Changing the Display Language The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese or Japanese. CAMERA DISPLAY SETUP/ To change the display language, open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ].
❍ The wireless controller returns to mode 1 when you replace the batteries. Change the mode if necessary. ❍ Make sure that camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode. Display the camcorder’s mode by pressing any button on the wireless controller (except of the REMOTE SET button) and set the wireless controller’s mode to...
You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, self- timer countdown, and unusual conditions of the camcorder. If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera settings will be turned off.
The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a recording media for more than 5 minutes. However, you can set the camcorder not to start the demonstration mode.
Using the VFL-1 Video Flash Light (Optional) The video flash light attaches to the camcorder’s cable-free operation and is powered by the camcorder's power supply. The video light can be used for recording movies and still images, and the flash for recording still images.
The AF-assist lamp lights up when you focus manually while the PHOTO button is pressed halfway and turns off after a short time. - The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is lighting.
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.
❍ When connecting a digital video device: - If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again. - Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal.
Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in the camcorder. CAMERA 1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device. See Playing Back on a TV Screen ( 2.
8. Connected Device: Stop playback. ❍ Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture. ❍ If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again. ❍ You can only record signals from devices with the system in SP or LP format.
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
❍ Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal. ❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. ❍ You can also press the AV\DV button on the wireless controller. The setting changes with each press of the button.
Audio Dubbing You can add sound from audio devices (AUDIO IN) or with the built-in microphone (MIC. IN). With the ELURA70/ELURA65, you can also use an external microphone (MIC. IN). This function is operated with the wireless controller. Connecting q Connecting an Audio Device Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
LP mode or 16-bit mode. ❍ You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing. ❍ If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality may decrease. ❍ Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more than 3 times.
Turn the SET dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the volume of Stereo 2. ❍ The camcorder resets to [STEREO 1] when you turn the camcorder off. However, the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder.
❍ Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer. ❍ If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the interface cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and computer back on and reconnect them.
Remove the memory card. 4. Close the cover. ❍ This camcorder is compatible with SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards only. Do not use any other types of memory cards. ❍ Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card.
Selecting the Image Quality/Size Changing the Still Image Quality You can choose between Superfine, Fine and Normal. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD SETUP Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMG QUALITY], set it to [SUPER FINE] or [NORMAL] and close the menu. Changing the Still Image Size You can choose between 1280 ×...
Changing the Movie Size You can choose between 320 × 240 pixels and 160 × 120 pixels. CAMERA CARD SETUP Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [MOVIE SIZE], set it to [160×120] and close the menu. ❍ Movies are recorded in the Motion JPEG format. ❍...
CONTINUOUS The camcorder memorizes the file number of the last image and assigns the consecutive file number to the next image, even when a new memory card is inserted. (If a higher file number already exists on the memory card, the consecutive number will be assigned.)
Recording Still Images on a Memory Card You can record still images with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder or from devices connected via the DV terminal or AV terminal. You can also record a still image on the memory card while you record a movie on the tape.
No focusing frame appears. In step 2, F turns green, and focus and exposure are locked. ❍ The camcorder shuts off when you do not operate it for 5 minutes to save power. “ AUTO POWER OFF” appears 20 seconds before shutoff. To continue recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record appears. • The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other information appear. • When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts immediately.
When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices: ❍ A still image recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically compressed. ❍ The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been recorded on the memory card.
Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been recorded. CAMERA CAMERA SETUP Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a setting option and close the menu.
❍ Do not load/unload a cassette during recording. ❍ We recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or a SD Memory Card that guarantees a transfer rate of 2 MB/sec., right after you have formatted it with this camcorder.
3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears. 4. Press the start/stop button to stop recording. When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices: ❍ A movie recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically compressed.
❍ The focusing point can be selected only when Focus-Priority is set to [ON] in CARD CAMERA mode. ❍ The focusing point returns to the center if you turn off the camcorder, change from CARD CAMERA mode or move the program selector to [.
Captures a quick series of still images while you press the PHOTO button (5 images/sec.). The camcorder records a still image in three different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to choose the perfect exposed shot.
Auto Exposure Bracketing CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD PLAY CARD CAMERA Press the PHOTO button. Three still images in different exposures are recorded to the memory card. Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card.
Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large panoramic scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer. CARD +/– button When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode: PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion.
5. Record the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first image. • Minor discrepancies in the overlapped area can be corrected with the software. • You can retake an image by pressing the CARD +/– button to return to the previous image.
CARD + button CARD – button CAMERA 1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode. 2. Press the CARD +/– button to move between images. 3. To play back a movie, press the e/a button. • The first scene appears as a still image when playback is complete.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch, disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result in data damage.
Card Jump Function You can locate images without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper right of the screen indicates the image number of the current image by the total number of images. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY Press and hold the CARD + or CARD –...
Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image or index screen. If a memory card is formatted, all still images and movies, even protected ones, will be erased permanently. ❍ The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are already protected.
Erasing Images You can erase images singly or all at once. Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered. ❍ Protected images cannot be erased. ❍ Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image. Erasing a Single Image CAMERA 1.
Combining Images (Card Mix) You can produce effects not possible with just a tape with the Card Mix function. Choose one of the sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card (such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video recording.
Card Animation (C. ANIMATION) Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from 3 types of card animation effects. • Corner: Animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen. • Straight: Animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves to the right and left.
• The combined image appears. ❍ Card mix cannot be used when [STILL I. REC] is set to [ NORMAL]. ❍ Movies recorded on a memory card cannot be combined with camcorder recordings. ❍ Additional sample images are provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
Card Animation The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are intended only for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these sample images for other purposes. If you have mistakenly erased the sample images on the supplied SD Memory Card, they can be downloaded from the homepage http://www.canondv.com.
❍ Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images. ❍ Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered. ❍ If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the camcorder. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS 1.
Creating a Start-up Image You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card. CAMERA MY CAMERA 1. Select a still image with the CARD +/– buttons. 2. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA]. 3. Select [CREATE START-UP IMAGE]. [SET THIS AS START-UP IMAGE?], [YES] and [NO] appears.
Printing Still Images You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a printer with Direct Print function. You can also use the print order settings for direct printing ( Following printers can be connected to your camcorder: Canon Printers...
Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] and press the SET dial. - Canon Bubble Jet Printer: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the paper is fed through. - Canon CP-Printer: A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing stops when the current print is finished and the remaining prints are canceled.
- Canon CP-Printer: Select [STOP] or [RESUME] and press the SET dial. (The [RESUME] setting may not appear with some error messages. In that case, select [STOP].) Refer also to the printer manual for details. - If the error still persists and printing does not restart, follow below procedure: 1.
The procedure for selecting the number of copies is common to all printers. Other print setting procedures vary depending on your printer model. Check which icon appears in the upper left corner of the camcorder screen after connecting, and refer to the relevant pages accordingly.
❍ Date print cannot be selected with the CP Printers CP-200 and CP-300. ❍ [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon Bubble Jet Printers. ❍ With CP Printers, make sure to select the paper size of the attached paper cassette.
Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimize) This function uses the camcorder's recording information to optimize the image data, yielding high quality prints. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select (print effect) and press the SET dial.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [STYLE] and press the SET dial. 2. Make sure that (paper) is selected and press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [STYLE] and press the SET dial. Selecting the Image Style 2. Make sure that the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select the image style and press the SET dial.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. ❍ About the color of the trimming frame (Canon CP-Printers only): - White: No trimming settings. - Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear in green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.)
Printing with Print Order Settings You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be used for printing on DPOF compatible printers ( images can be selected.
Printing CAMERA PLAY (VCR) PRINT 1. Connect the printer to the camcorder ( 2. Open the menu and select [\ • The print setting menu appears. • “SET PRINT ORDER” appears, when you connect a printer with direct print function and select [\ PRINT] without having set the print order.
❍ Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a DV cable before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
CARD +/– button SET dial Preparations The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software and set the auto-launch setting. 1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software. See Installing the Software in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
2. Press the • The images are transferred to the computer and displayed in the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX. • The camcorder displays the transfer menu when transfer is complete. Transferring a Selected Image CAMERA 1. Turn the SET dial to select [ 2.
When you have selected [ screen to select a still image appears. Press the MENU button to display the direct transfer menu. button. With [ TRANSFER ORDERS], a confirmation button, the camcorder retains the transfer SELECT & TRANSFER] or [ WALLPAPER], the...
Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order) You can select images for transfer to the computer. These transfer settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 200 images can be selected. CAMERA 1. Select the image you wish to transfer. 2.
About the NETWORK Mode The NETWORK mode is for use with DV Messenger version 2 (Windows XP only). Set the camcorder to NETWORK mode and connect it to the computer using a DV (IEEE1394) cable. For details on DV Messenger version 2, refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual.
Hiding/Showing the Displays on the TV Screen When you connect a TV for recording, you can select to show the camcorder displays on the TV screen. For playback, you can hide the camcorder displays on the TV screen. CAMERA DISPLAY SETUP/ Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ to [OFF] and close the menu.
Screen Displays during Recording/Playback CAMERA Mode Image stabilizer ( Zoom ( Skin detail ( Exposure ( Program AE ( Shutter speed ( Manual focus ( White balance ( Card mix ( 113) Digital effects ( Date and time ( AF/AE locked during still image recording ( Self-timer ( Accessory connected to the...
Remaining card capacity for still images ( Still image size ( Movie size ( Remaining card capacity for movies ( 102) Camcorder shake warning Protect mark ( 111) File number ( Current image/ total images Length of the movie Lap time...
NO IMAGES No images are recorded on the memory card. CARD ERROR A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or play back the image. The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4 seconds and the card and reinsert the card.
Waste tank is full. Refer to the instruction manual of your printer. You attempted to print an image that was made with another camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer. You attempted to print an image that was made with another camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer.
Message CANNOT TRIM You attempted to trim an image with an image size of 160 × 120, or an image not recorded in the 4:3 ratio. READJUST TRIMMING You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings. PRINTER ERROR Cancel printing.
144). 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 86 ˚F (30 ˚C). ❍ After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder is still working properly.
❍ To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
When the camcorder is left in a humid room How to avoid condensation: ❍ Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag. When condensation is detected: ❍...
❍ Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth. ❍ Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully and to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 86 ˚F (30 ˚C).
❍ We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive or other external memory device. 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.
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 with NTSC system.
Troubleshooting 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 The camcorder switches off by itself. Cassette compartment will not open.
Tape reached the end (b flashes on the screen). Cassette is protected (v flashes on the screen). Camcorder is set to a mode other than the CAMERA mode. Camcorder will not Autofocus does not work on focus. that subject.
The printer is not operating even though camcorder and printer are correctly connected. Cause Camcorder is turned off, or is not set to PLAY (VCR) mode. Cassette is not loaded. Tape reached the end (b flashes on the screen). [AV/PHONESH] is set to [PHONESH] in the menu.
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable Commercially available DV Cable SDC-128M SD Memory Card MultiMediaCard IFC-300PCU USB Cable Canon printers with direct print function / PictBridge-compliant printers SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14 Battery Pack CA-570 Compact Power Adapter NB-2L, NB-2LH,...
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 perform optimally when used with genuine Canon accessories.
TL-H34 Tele-converter This Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5. • The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converter is attached. • The minimum focusing distance with the TL-H34 is 8.2 ft. (2.5 m); 0.98 in. (2.5 cm) at maximum wide angle.
It can be used as directional microphone (monaural) or stereo microphone. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Number of Recording Pixels File Format *This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Headphone Terminal USB Terminal S-video Terminal Power/Others Power supply (rated) Power consumption (AF on) Operating temperature Dimensions (W × H × D) Weight (camcorder body only) CA-570 Compact Power Adapter Power supply Power consumption Rated output Operating temperature Dimensions Weight...
Item Codes Provided Accessories Lens Cap CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-2L14 Battery Pack NB-2LH Battery Pack STV-250N Stereo Video Cable SS-900 Shoulder Strap WL-D83 Wireless Controller IFC-300PCU USB Cable WA-34 Wide Attachment Optional Accessories BP-2L12 NB-2L CB-2LT Battery Charger CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger S-150 S-Video Cable TL-H34 Tele-converter WD-H34 Wide-converter...
6-second auto date ... . 71 Abroad, using the camcorder . . . 147 Accessories....8, 152 Advanced accessory shoe .
Memory card....92 Menus ....38-44 Microphone.
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