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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Manuel d’instruction 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.

  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

  • Page 3

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder ELURA90/ELURA85/ELURA80 A and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

  • Page 4

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

  • Page 5: Using This Manual

    76). 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...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    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 Adjusting the LCD Screen ...21 Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time...22 Recording Recording Movies on a Tape ...25 Zooming...30...

  • Page 7

    Editing Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ...79 Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) ...81 Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing) ...82 Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ...83 Audio Dubbing ...85 Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer (IEEE1394)...88...

  • Page 8: Checking Supplied Accessories

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

  • Page 9: Components Guide

    Components Guide ELURA90/ELURA85/ELURA80 REC SEARCH + button ( (fast forward) button ( CARD + button ( 108) REC SEARCH – button ( (record review) button ( (rewind) button ( 33) / CARD – button ( 108) D. EFFECTS button ( FOCUS button ( 53) / DATA CODE button (...

  • Page 10

    Dioptric adjustment lever ( Viewfinder ( Strap mount ( DC IN terminal ( Start/stop button ( UNLOCK button ( Power switch ( 5, 134) (print/share) button ( Accessory shoe ( Zoom lever ( PHOTO button ( TAPE/CARD switch ( Program selector ( 25, 100) 134) Speaker (...

  • Page 11

    Terminal cover MIC terminal* ( AV terminal ( 36) / (phones) terminal ( 35, 61) DV terminal ( 79, 88) USB terminal ( 118, 129) Flash* ( * ELURA90/ELURA85 only. Bottom View Stereo microphone Mini video light (assist lamp) ( Assist lamp ( Remote sensor ( Tripod socket (...

  • Page 12

    Wireless Controller WL-D85 Transmitter START/STOP button ( CARD –/+ buttons ( DATE SEARCH button ( –/ button ( PAUSE button ( SLOW button ( AUDIO DUB. button ( START/ STOP PHOTO ZOOM CARD DATE SEARCH PLAY STOP PAUSE SLOW ZERO SET AUDIO DUB.

  • Page 13: Preparing The Power Supply

    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.

  • Page 14: Using A Household Power Source

    Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without worrying about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed. 1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.

  • Page 15

    We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need. To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode. NB-2LH NB-2L BP-2L12 135 min.

  • Page 16: Loading/unloading A Cassette

    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. logo.

  • Page 17: Installing The Backup Battery

    The backup battery (lithium button battery CR1616) allows the camcorder to retain date, time ( ) and other 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.

  • Page 18: Preparing The Camcorder

    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. 4. Push the viewfinder back in. Attaching the Lens Cap 1.

  • Page 19: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    Filters cannot be used with the wide attachment. If dust accumulates on the wide attachment or on the camcorder lens, clean both lenses gently with a blower brush. Do not touch the lens to avoid smudges and fingerprints.

  • Page 20: Using The Wireless Controller

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

  • Page 21: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    This setting does not affect the brightness of the recording or the viewfinder screen. When using a battery pack, the camcorder retains the setting even if you change the position of the POWER switch. The battery usage time shortens when the LCD screen is set brighter (...

  • Page 22: Setting The Time Zone, Date And Time

    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 MENU SYSTEM 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.

  • Page 23

    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...

  • Page 24: Displaying Date And Time During Recording

    Displaying Date and Time during Recording You can display the date and time in the lower left corner of the screen. CAMERA MENU DISPLAY SETUP/ 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ press the SET dial.

  • Page 25: Recording

    Recording Recording Movies on a Tape Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary, clean the video heads ( 142). Recording 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.

  • Page 26: Allowing The Subject To Monitor The Lcd Screen

    This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction. The camcorder will shut off after 5 minutes when left in record pause mode to protect tape and video heads. “...

  • Page 27

    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).

  • Page 28: Screen Displays During Recording

    ” flashes in red when the lithium button battery is not installed, or when it needs replacing. Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short.

  • Page 29: Reviewing And Searching When Recording

    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 The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode. Record Search...

  • Page 30: Zooming

    Zooming The camcorder is equipped with optical zoom and digital zoom. Optical Zoom 20x optical zoom CAMERA Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wide- angle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto). Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom. Press harder for a faster zoom.

  • Page 31: Digital Zoom

    Digital Zoom When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder automatically switches between optical and digital zoom. With digital zoom, image resolution becomes lower the more you zoom 80x/400x digital zoom (80x in CARD CAMERA mode) PLAY (VCR) CAMERA MENU CAMERA SETUP 1.

  • Page 32: Tips For Making Better Videos

    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.

  • Page 33: Playing Back A Tape

    Playing Back a Tape Playback 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 ( 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to 2.

  • Page 34: Special Playback Modes

    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. button during normal playback.

  • Page 35: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via built-in speaker. The speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel. Use headphones when using the viewfinder. SET dial When Using Headphones The headphones terminal also serves as AV terminal.

  • Page 36: Playing Back On A Tv Screen

    Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual. 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.

  • Page 37: Selecting The Audio Output Channel

    • 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...

  • Page 38: Menus And Settings

    Menus and Settings Advanced Functions Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on the screen. SET dial 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.

  • Page 39: Camera Menu

    Menu and Default Settings Default settings are shown in boldface. CAMERA MENU PLAY (VCR) CAMERA Submenu Menu Item D.EFFECT SETUP CARD MIX D.E.SELECT FADER TYPE EFFECT TYPE M.S.SPEED M.S.SPLIT CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER A.SL SHUTTER D.ZOOM IMG STAB WHITE BAL. AF AST LAMP SELF TIMER NIGHT MODE SKIN DETAIL...

  • Page 40

    Submenu DISPLAY SETUP/ BRIGHTNESS LCD MIRROR TV SCREEN D/T DISPLAY LANGUAGE DATE FORMAT DEMO MODE SYSTEM WL.REMOTE BEEP T.ZONE/DST D/TIME SET MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER.SOUND SELF-T SOUND Menu Item ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF See list of languages. ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF...

  • Page 41

    PLAY (VCR) MENU CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Submenu Menu Item D.EFFECT SETUP D.E.SELECT FADER TYPE EFFECT TYPE M.S.SPEED M.S.SPLIT VCR SETUP REC MODE AV/PHONES AUDIO SETUP OUTPUT CH AUDIO DUB. WIND SCREEN AUDIO MODE 12bit AUDIO MIX BALANCE CARD SETUP IMG QUALITY MOVIE SIZE FILE NOS.

  • Page 42

    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 ON, OFF ON, OFF See list of time zones. OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND Setting Options...

  • Page 43

    CARD CAMERA MENU CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Submenu Menu Item D.EFFECT SETUP EFFECT CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER A.SL SHUTTER D.ZOOM WHITE BAL. AF AST LAMP FOCUS PRI. SELF TIMER NIGHT MODE SKIN DETAIL REVIEW CARD SETUP IMG QUALITY IMAGE SIZE MOVIE SIZE FILE NOS.

  • Page 44

    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 ON, OFF ON, OFF See list of time zones. OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND Setting Options...

  • Page 45

    CANCEL, SINGLE, ALL CANCEL, EXECUTE AV, PHONES ON, OFF ON, OFF <PLAYBK> DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME See list of languages. ON, OFF ON, OFF See list of time zones. NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND CARD PLAY...

  • Page 46: Using The Recording Programs

    Using the Recording Programs Recording 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.

  • Page 47: Selecting The Easy Recording Program

    Availability of Functions in Each Mode: Recording Program Image Stabilizer Focus White Balance Shutter Speed Exposure Lock Digital Effects Card Mix : Available : Not available Shaded area : Can be used only in CAMERA mode. * The setting is automatically set to ON. Selecting the Easy Recording Program PLAY (VCR) CAMERA...

  • Page 48

    - 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. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY...

  • Page 49: Using The Night Modes

    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. Night+ Mode Super Night Mode...

  • Page 50

    • " " appears. • Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode. Do not point the mini video light at persons while they are driving. Do not look at the mini video light for a long time.

  • Page 51: Skin Detail Function

    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. PLAY (VCR) CAMERA MENU CAMERA SETUP Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SKIN DETAIL], set it to [SOFT] and close the menu.

  • Page 52: Adjusting Exposure Manually

    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. CAMERA Turn the SET dial to adjust the brightness of the image.

  • Page 53: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    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 vertical lines SET dial FOCUS button PLAY (VCR) CAMERA 1. Set the program selector to 2.

  • Page 54

    The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the program selector to EASY. 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.

  • Page 55: Setting The White Balance

    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.

  • Page 56

    When the program selector is set to EASY, 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.

  • Page 57: Setting The Shutter Speed

    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.

  • Page 58: Auto Slow Shutter

    The setting cannot be changed when exposure is locked. If “ ” (camcorder shake warning) appears in CARD CAMERA mode, stabilize the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod or placing it on a table. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA A.SL SHUTTER•ON...

  • Page 59: Using The Self-timer

    ” appears. 2. Press the start/stop button. • The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The count down appears on the screen. • To record a still image, press the PHOTO button ( To cancel the self-timer, set [SELF TIMER] to [OFF].

  • Page 60: Changing The Recording Mode (sp/lp)

    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.

  • Page 61: Audio Recording

    Audio Recording Changing the Audio Mode You can record sound in two audio modes—16-bit and 12-bit. The 12-bit mode records sound on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2) for adding new sound later. Select the 16-bit mode for higher sound quality. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MENU...

  • Page 62: Recording With An External Microphone

    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. CAMERA * Only when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC. IN].

  • Page 63: Using Digital Effects

    Using Digital Effects Faders ( Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Fade Trigger (FADE-T) Corner Wipe (CORNER) Flip (FLIP) Zigzag (ZIGZAG) Tide (TIDE) Wipe (WIPE) Jump (JUMP) Puzzle (PUZZLE) Beam (BEAM)

  • Page 64

    Effects ( Add flavor to your recordings. Art (ART) Mosaic (MOSAIC) Wave (WAVE) Multi-Image Screen ( Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at one time. Sound will be recorded normally. 4 Sequences Black and White (BLACK &...

  • Page 65: Selecting A Fader

    Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes: CAMERA Still Movies Images Faders Effects Multi-image screen : Available : Not available * : Black and White only. Selecting a Fader In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1.

  • Page 66: Selecting An Effect

    Selecting an Effect In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to CAMERA 1. Open the menu and select [D.EFFECT SETUP]. 2. Select [D.E.SELECT] and set it to [EFFECT]. 3. Select [EFFECT TYPE], select a setting option and close the menu. The name of the selected effect flashes.

  • Page 67

    The multi-image screen is recorded on the tape. Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it. 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.

  • Page 68: Widescreen Tv Recording (16:9)

    If you play back a widescreen recording on a normal TV, the image appears horizontally squeezed. If you connect the camcorder to a TV with Video ID-1 system, recordings made in the widescreen mode will be automatically played back in widescreen mode.

  • Page 69: Magnifying The Image

    Magnifying the Image Playback The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times. SET dial CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Move the zoom lever toward T. • The image is magnified by 2 times. • A frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area. •...

  • Page 70: Displaying The Data Code

    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.

  • Page 71

    CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Press the DATA CODE button. The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder. 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.

  • Page 72: End Search

    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.

  • Page 73: Returning To A Pre-marked Position

    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.

  • Page 74: Date Search

    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 • Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10 times).

  • Page 75: Customizing The Camcorder

    Customizing the Camcorder Other Functions 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)

  • Page 76: Changing The Display Language

    If you have mistakenly changed the language, follow the menu item to change the setting. The displays “ button names on the camcorder and will not change when you change the language. Changing the Date Format You can select between three date formats. For example, [JAN. 1, 2005], [1. JAN. 2005] and [2005.

  • Page 77: Other Camcorder Settings

    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.

  • Page 78: Turning Off The Image Stabilizer

    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.

  • Page 79: Recording To A Vcr Or Digital Video Device

    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.

  • Page 80

    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.

  • Page 81: Recording From Analog Video Devices (vcr, Tv Or Camcorder)

    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 PLAY (VCR) 1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device.

  • Page 82: Recording From Digital Video Devices (dv Dubbing)

    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.

  • Page 83: Converting Analog Signals Into Digital Signals (analog-digital Converter)

    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.

  • Page 84

    DV terminal. 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. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA DV] to [OFF].

  • Page 85: Audio Dubbing

    MENU AUDIO SETUP 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette. Use a tape recorded in SP, 12-bit mode with this camcorder. 2. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO DUB.], set it to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC.IN] and close the menu.

  • Page 86

    MIC terminal. 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.

  • Page 87: Playing Back The Added Sound

    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 [STEREO1] when you turn the camcorder off. However, the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder.

  • Page 88: Transferring Video Recordings To A Computer (ieee1394)

    Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable, make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no other 1394 device is connected to the computer. We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while it is connected to the computer.

  • Page 89: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    3. Push the memory card to release it. 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. Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.

  • Page 90: Selecting The Image Quality/size

    Selecting the Image Quality/Size Changing the Still Image Quality You can choose from Superfine, Fine and Normal. CAMERA MENU 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 from 1280 x 960 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels.

  • Page 91: Changing The Movie Size

    Changing the Movie Size You can choose between 320 x 240 pixels and 160 x 120 pixels. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MENU CARD SETUP Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [MOVIE SIZE], set it to [160x120] and close the menu. Movies are recorded with Motion JPEG compression.

  • Page 92: File Numbers

    If the memory card already contains image files, the consecutive file number will be assigned. 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.) There will be no duplication of file numbers.

  • Page 93: Recording Still Images On A Memory Card

    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.

  • Page 94: Screen Displays During Still Image Recording

    No focusing frame appears. In step 2, 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.

  • Page 95

    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.

  • Page 96

    4. Press the PHOTO button fully. The card access indicator flashes. When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices: - A still image recorded from an image in widescreen mode 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.

  • Page 97: Using The Flash

    Using the Flash You can use the built-in flash for recording still images in dark places. The flash is equipped with the red-eye reduction mode. PHOTO button Flash Assist lamp Selecting the Flash Mode (auto) (red-eye reduction, auto) (flash on) (flash off) PLAY (VCR) CAMERA...

  • Page 98

    AF-assist lamp responding to the brightness of the subject to enable the camcorder to focus more accurately. - The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is lighting. - The AF-assist lamp lights up brightly. Consider turning off the AF-assist lamp in public places such as in restaurants or theaters.

  • Page 99: Reviewing A Still Image Right After Recording

    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 PLAY (VCR) MENU CAMERA SETUP Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a setting option and close the menu.

  • Page 100: Recording Motion Jpeg Movies On A Memory Card

    Do not load/unload a cassette during recording. We recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or a SD Memory Card with a transfer rate of more than 2 MB/sec., right after you have formatted it with this camcorder.

  • Page 101: Recording From A Tape In The Camcorder

    36 and 79. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. • If a cassette is loaded, make sure the tape is stopped. • When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV displayed.

  • Page 102

    When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices: A movie recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically compressed. The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded...

  • Page 103: Selecting The Focusing Point

    The focusing frame gives an indication of the focusing point. Depending on the size of the subject or the distance, the camcorder may focus outside the frame. When you operate the zoom lever, the frames other than the selected one disappear.

  • Page 104: Selecting The Drive Mode

    Captures a quick series of still images while you press the PHOTO button. For the number of frames per second, refer to the following table. 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.

  • Page 105

    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.

  • Page 106: Recording Panoramic Images (stitch Assist Mode)

    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. 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.

  • Page 107

    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.

  • Page 108: Playing Back A Memory Card

    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.

  • Page 109: Slide Show

    Slide Show CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Press the SLIDE SHOW button. Images are played back one after another. 2. Press the SLIDE SHOW button to stop the slide show. Index Screen CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Move the zoom lever toward W. •...

  • Page 110: Protecting Images

    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. Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image. CAMERA 1.

  • Page 111: Erasing Images

    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 PLAY (VCR)

  • Page 112: Combining Images (card Mix)

    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 DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK (such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video recording.

  • Page 113: Selecting The Card Mix Effect

    MIX TYPE•••••CARD CHROMA 1. Upload a sample image from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK to the memory card in the camcorder. Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.

  • Page 114: Sample Images

    • 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. Sample Images Below are some sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.

  • Page 115

    The sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK are intended only for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these sample images for other purposes. PhotoEssentials – Royalty Free Stock Photography The PhotoEssentials suite of royalty-free images on CD-ROM features premium quality assignment photography and is ideally suited for use in advertising, brochures, reports, multimedia, websites, books, packaging and more.

  • Page 116: Formatting A Memory Card

    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 MENU CARD OPERATIONS 1.

  • Page 117: Creating A Start-up Image

    Creating a Start-up Image You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MENU MY CAMERA 1. Select a still image with the CARD +/– buttons. 2. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA]. 3.

  • Page 118: Printing Still Images

    Printing Still Images Direct Printing 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:...

  • Page 119: Printing With The (print/share) Button

    Do not connect the camcorder to a printer when the camcorder is set to a mode other than the CARD PLAY mode.

  • Page 120

    Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] and press the SET dial. - Canon Printer: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the paper is fed through. - Canon CP-Printer CP-10/CP-100: A print in progress cannot be stopped.

  • Page 121: Selecting The Print Settings

    Printers. 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.

  • Page 122

    Paper Settings 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [PAPER] and press the SET dial. 2. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial. Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer. 3.

  • Page 123

    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.

  • Page 124

    3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial. • Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer. • Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. 4.

  • Page 125

    Selecting the Image Style 2. Make sure that (IMAGE) is selected and press 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.

  • Page 126: Trimming Settings

    • 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.)

  • Page 127: Printing With Print Order Settings

    DPOF compatible printers ( can be selected. Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order) Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Select the still image you wish to print.

  • Page 128

    4. Close the menu. Printing CAMERA MENU 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 [ 3.

  • Page 129: Transferring Memory Card Images To A Computer

    Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a DV cable before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.

  • Page 130: Direct Transfer

    SELECT & TRANSFER... Allows you to select an image and transfers the WALLPAPER... Preparations The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software and set the auto-launch setting. CAMERA 1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software.

  • Page 131: Transfer Orders

    • 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. • To cancel transfer, turn the SET dial to select [CANCEL] and press the SET dial, or press the MENU button.

  • Page 132

    Do not change the operating mode while the camcorder is connected to a computer. Only JPEG compressed still images and Motion JPEG compressed movies can be transferred. You can press the SET dial in place of the button. With [...

  • Page 133: 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. Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1.

  • Page 134: About The Network Mode (dv Messenger Version2)

    5. Start DV Messenger. Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable, make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no other 1394 device is connected to the computer. In NETWORK mode, the camcorder can only be operated from the computer,...

  • Page 135: Screen Displays

    • Displays cannot be hidden on the index screen. Hiding/Showing the Displays on the TV Screen When you connect a TV for recording, you can select to hide the camcorder displays on the TV screen. For playback, you can show the camcorder displays on the TV screen.

  • Page 136

    Screen Displays during Recording/Playback CAMERA Mode (see also Program AE ( Exposure ( Shutter speed ( Manual focus ( White balance ( Card mix ( 112) Digital effects ( Date and time ( * ELURA90/ELURA85 only. PLAY (VCR) Mode PAUSE rewind playback ( STOP EJECT...

  • Page 137

    CARD CAMERA Mode (see also * ELURA90/ELURA85 only. CARD PLAY Mode 101) Focusing frame ( 103) Flash* ( Camcorder shake warning ( Drive mode ( 104) Slide show ( 109) Data code ( Lap time Length of the movie Current image/total images...

  • Page 138: List Of Messages

    No images are recorded on the memory card. 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 “...

  • Page 139: Direct Print Related Messages

    WASTE TANK FULL Waste tank is full. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual to replace the waste tank (waste ink absorber).

  • Page 140

    If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on. If the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual.

  • Page 141: Maintenance/others

    ( Storage If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 °C (86 °F).

  • Page 142

    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.

  • Page 143

    Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact to metallic objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack. Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.

  • Page 144

    Rewind tapes after use. If the tape becomes slack and damaged, it may cause picture and sound distortion. Return cassettes in the case and store them upright. Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use. Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder.

  • Page 145: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    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.

  • Page 146: Troubleshooting

    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 on. The camcorder switches off by itself. Cassette compartment will not open.

  • Page 147

    This is not a malfunction. Cause Consult a Canon Service Center. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. Set the time zone, date and time.

  • Page 148

    Editing Problem Dubbing via the camcorder's DV terminal does not work. Cause Camcorder is turned off, or is Set the camcorder to PLAY not set to PLAY (VCR) mode. (VCR) mode. The TAPE/CARD switch is set Set the TAPE/CARD switch to to CARD.

  • Page 149

    Memory card is not inserted. File number reached maximum value. SD Memory Card is protected. Memory card cannot be Camcorder is not set to played back. CARD PLAY mode. Memory card is not inserted. Image cannot be erased. Image is protected.

  • Page 150: System Diagram (availability Differs From Area To Area)

    Stereo Video Cable Commercially available DV Cable SDC-128M SD Memory Card MultiMediaCard IFC-300PCU USB Cable SC-A50 Soft Canon printers with direct print function / Carrying Case PictBridge-compliant printers NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14 Battery Pack CA-570 Compact Power Adapter NB-2L, NB-2LH,...

  • Page 151: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.

  • Page 152

    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 2.5 m (8.2 ft.); 2.5 cm (0.98 in.) at maximum wide angle.

  • Page 153

    This lightweight bag keeps the camcorder within easy reach without weighing you down or getting in the way. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.

  • Page 154: Specifications

    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.

  • Page 155

    (ELURA90/ELURA85) Headphone Terminal USB Terminal Power/Others Power supply (rated) Power consumption (AF on) Operating temperature Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight (camcorder body only) CA-570 Compact Power Adapter Power supply Power consumption Rated output Operating temperature Dimensions Weight NB-2LH Battery Pack...

  • Page 156: Item Codes

    Item Codes Provided Accessories Lens Cap CA-570 Compact Power Adapter NB-2LH Battery Pack STV-250N Stereo Video Cable SS-900 Shoulder Strap WL-D85 Wireless Controller IFC-300PCU USB Cable WA-34 Wide Attachment (ELURA90) Optional Accessories BP-2L12 Battery Pack BP-2L14 Battery Pack NB-2L Battery Pack CB-2LT Battery Charger CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger TL-H34 Tele-converter...

  • Page 157: Index

    6-second auto date ....71 Abroad, using the camcorder ..145 Accessories ....8, 151 AF-assist lamp .

  • Page 158

    MIC terminal ..... 62 Microphone ..... 62 Mini video light .

  • Page 159

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

  • Page 160

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

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