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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder ELURA40 MC A and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
19. 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.
Operating Steps and Reference Guide Your camcorder is supplied with two manuals: the “Digital Video Camcorder ELURA40 MC Instruction Manual” and the “Digital Video Solution Disk Instruction Manual”. Digital Video Camcorder ELURA40 MC Instruction Manual Mastering the Basics Using the Full Range of Features...
Introduction Important Usage Instructions ...2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...3 Operating Steps and Reference Guide ...5 Thank you for Choosing a Canon ...8 Introducing the ELURA40 MC...9 Mastering the Basics Finding Your Way Around the ELURA40 MC ...10 ~ Preparations ... ~ Powering Your Camcorder ...13...
Copying Still Images from Symbols used in this instruction manual : Reference page numbers : Functions that can be operated from the body of the camcorder : Functions that can be operated from the wireless controller : Supplementary notes for camcorder operation ` : Operation confirmation beeps ( •...
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.
Introducing the ELURA40 MC 10× Optical Zoom (200× Digital Zoom) This zoom range will more than take care of all your picture-taking needs, from wide-angle shots to close-ups at full telephoto (7× optical zoom and 30× digital zoom when using a memory card).
Finding Your Way Around the ELURA40 MC LCD screen (p. 26) LCD panel OPEN button (p. 26) Speaker (p. 32) D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button (p. 65) D.EFFECTS SELECT button (p. 65) (stop) button (p. 29)/ INDEX SCREEN button (p. 118) Card Mix button (p. 136)
Viewfinder focusing lever (p. 144) Program selector (p. 57) Viewfinder (p. 144) POWER switch (p. 19) C A M E R A • O F F • PLAY(VCR) • Start/Stop button (p. 20) AE SHIFT button (p. 73)/ SLIDE SHOW button (p. 117) FOCUS button (p.
Remote sensor (p. 48) Tally lamp (p. 50) DV IN/OUT terminal (p. 86, 90, 100, 109) AV (audio/video) IN/OUT terminal (p. 33, 88, 90)/ (phones) terminal (p. 33) PHOTO button (p. 54, 106) START/STOP button (p. 20) MENU button (p. 40) SELF TIMER button (p.
Powering Your Camcorder Before operating your camcorder, you will need to use the power adapter to: Provide power from an household power socket Charge a battery pack Notes: • The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by your camcorder.
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-PS700. 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.
Your battery pack has been partially charged before it left the factory. It should have enough power for you to check that your camcorder is working properly. Charge the battery pack fully using the Battery Charger CB-2LT if you want it to power the camcorder for more than a few minutes.
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF. 2. Align the front end of the battery pack with the line on the camcorder, press lightly and slide the battery until it clicks into place. 3. Remove the battery pack after use.
• Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover. • Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use — return it to its case and store it in a cool, clean, dry place.
(This switch position is usually labeled SAVE or ERASE OFF.) If you load this cassette and put the camcorder in record pause mode ( “THE TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION” is displayed for approx. 4 seconds and then the v mark flashes in the display.
• The camcorder power indicator lights up. • The confirmation beep sounds. • The camcorder will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for more than about 5 minutes. To return to record pause mode, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
Notes: • To check that the camcorder 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.
• If you record in both modes on the same tape, the image may become distorted during playback and the time code may not be written correctly. • If you playback a tape recorded on another digital equipment on this camcorder, or vice versa, image and sound may become distorted.
• If you play back a recording made for 16:9 on a normal TV screen, the image will appear to be vertically “squashed” (compressed). • If you connect the camcorder to a TV with an S1 terminal or the Video ID-1 system, recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will automatically play back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
• With no cassette or memory card inserted, turn the DEMO MODE on in the TAPE CAMERA menu or CARD CAMERA menu and close the menu. • Leave the camcorder with no cassette or memory card inserted for five minutes after turning it on.
Zooming 10× optical zoom (card 7×) The camcorder’s 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.
Notes: • When zooming, as a rule, keep at least 3 ft 3 subject. However when the zoom is at the wide-angle position, you can focus on a subject as close as • Image resolution is slightly lower when the magnification is greater than 10×. •...
Notes: • Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel. • Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD panel or the viewfinder. 28).
• Turn the selector dial down to make the display darker. Notes: • The camcorder will remember your brightness setting even after you turn it off. • The brightness of the LCD does not affect that of the recorded images or the viewfinder.
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. 32).
Other playback modes Playback pause Press the a (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press the e (play) button. The camcorder 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 forward) button during normal fast forward.
Reverse Playback To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the –/4a button during normal forward playback. Press the PLAY e button to return to normal forward playback. Forward ×2 Playback Press the ×2 button during normal playback. Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback. Reverse ×2 Playback Press the –/4a button and then the ×2 button during normal playback.
Built-in speaker The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the sound track alongside the picture when you’re using the LCD screen to play back. The built-in speaker is monaural. PLAY TAPE (VCR) Adjust the speaker volume by turning the selector dial.
Connections for Playback on a TV Screen You can connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR in order to play back your recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camcorder ( Power off all devices before starting the connections.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the television to VIDEO. • If you are connecting the camcorder to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to LINE. S-150 S-video Cable...
VIDEO. • If you are connecting the camcorder to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the television to VIDEO. • If you are connecting the camcorder to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to LINE. Notes: •...
Using a tripod To prevent any unwanted movement, you can mount the camcorder on a tripod, (or any flat surface at a suitable height) and operate it with the wireless controller. • When you are using a tripod, be careful not to leave the viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight as it may melt.
Hold the final image for a few seconds before you stop recording. Tilt the camcorder up to exaggerate the height of the subject. Tilt down from the top of a building, for example, as an introduction to subjects at the bottom.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode. Record review When the camcorder is in record pause mode, you can use record review to play back the last few seconds of your recording and then return automatically to record pause mode. You can quickly make sure that a scene has been recorded properly and then go on to shoot the next scene, without producing any noise in the picture.
Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’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.CAM. MENU Card camera menu C.PLAY MENU Card play menu CAM.
Selecting from the Menus 2, 11 1. Turn the POWER switch and the TAPE/CARD switch to the desired settings. 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu. • One of the main menus appears, according to the settings of the TAPE/CARD switch and the POWER switch.
• Pressing the start/stop button or the PHOTO button will close the menu and start recording. • You can display the menus on a connected TV screen by turning TV SCREEN 159) on through the menu or using the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN button.
3 VCR set up submenu !0 Recording mode... !1 Wind screen ... !2 Audio mode ... !3 AV or headphones... !4 Return 4 Display set up submenu !5 Brightness ... !6 LCD Mirror mode... !7 TV screen... !8 Date/time display... !9 Card access display...
VCR MENU, cont. 1 VCR set up submenu q Recording mode... w Output channel... e Audio dubbing ... r Wind screen ... t Audio mode ... y AV or headphones... u Analog-digital converter ... i Return 2 Card set up submenu o Still image quality...
5 System submenu @2 Wireless controller... @3 Tally lamp ... @4 Beep ... @5 Time zone/daylight saving time ... @6 Date/time set ... @7 Return 2 C. CAM. MENU Set the POWER switch to There are 5 submenus within the C. CAM. MENU. 1 To stitch assist mode 2 To camera set up submenu 3 To card set up submenu...
C. CAM. MENU, cont. 4 VCR set up submenu !2 AV or headphones... 5 Display set up submenu !3 Brightness ... !4 LCD Mirror mode... !5 TV screen... !6 Date/time display... !7 Card access display... !8 Demo mode... !9 Return 6 System submenu @0 Wireless controller...
1-1 Card operations submenu (when playing back a single image) q Copy from card to tape... w Erase all print marks... e Image erase ... r Format... t Return 1-2 Card operations submenu (when displaying an index screen) y To image protect ... u To print mark ...
C. PLAY MENU, cont. 4 System submenu !7 Wireless controller... !8 Tally lamp ... !9 Beep ... @0 Time zone/daylight saving time ... @1 Date/time set ... @2 Return 5 Direct Printing Mode (Card Photo Printer CP-10) SYSTEM WL.REMOTE••• TALLY LAMP••ON BEEP••••••••ON T.ZONE/DST••–––...
• When using the wireless controller in brightly lit places or outdoors, the effective range will be less. • The camcorder may have difficulty picking up the remote control signals at extremely close range. • Do not leave the controller exposed to direct sunlight, or in hot or humid places.
The wireless controller and the camcorder have been preset to mode 1. If you change the mode on the camcorder, be sure to change the mode on the wireless controller to the same mode. TAPE...
Notes: • The mode the camcorder is set to also appears for 4 seconds when you turn the power on. • When you replace the batteries, the wireless controller returns to mode 1.
The date and/or time display forms part of the data code. You can choose to display or hide it during playback ( Set the date and time display when you first start using your camcorder. Install the backup battery before you begin ( •...
Just set the time zone to your destination and the camcorder’s clock will automatically change to display the correct time for your destination. • The camcorder automatically accounts for the number of days in a month and leap year. 24 1...
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. TAPE CAMERA TAPE SYSTEM 1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM. 2.
Press the PHOTO button fully down and the still image will be taken immediately. • The camcorder takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to the tape for approximately 6 seconds. During this time the camcorder also records the sound, and the display shows the still image.
6 seconds. During this time the camcorder also records the sound, and the display shows the still image. • A counter display appears, and counts up as the camcorder records the still image. F disappears from the display.
Turning the Image Stabilizer Off With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable during telephoto recording. However, the ELURA40 MC’s image stabilizer allows you to obtain steady recordings even at high magnification. • The image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
Using the Various Recording Programs The camcorder provides you with a choice of 8 recording programs. They use different combinations of camcorder settings in order to adjust the exposure and other functions to match the recording situation. • For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide the program selector to the [ position.
• Avoid changing programs during recording as the brightness of the image may change suddenly. • If you switch the camcorder from the [ program to the camcorder returns to the Auto program. • When recording in dark places a bright light in the scene may cause a vertical light bar (“smear”) to...
Easy Recording The simplest way to use the camcorder is with the program selector set to the [ position. The camcorder 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 any of the camcorder’s manual functions.
Sand & Snow Use this program in places where the background is so bright that the subject appears underexposed in the display — a sunny beach or ski resort, for example. You may notice some shudder when recording moving subjects. Low Light This program allows you to record in dimly lit places.
D.EFFECT | from the digital effects menu. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu. • The camcorder 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 TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode).
Faders Fade Trigger (FADE-T) The image gradually fades in. Wipe (WIPE) The image begins as a thin vertical line in the center of the screen and expands sideways until it fills the whole screen. Corner Wipe (CORNER) The image appears from the corners until it fills the whole screen.
Faders Puzzle (PUZZLE) The image appears in 16 pieces. The pieces move around until the puzzle is solved. Zigzag (ZIGZAG) The image appears in zigzag from the top of the screen. Beam (BEAM) The screen turns yellow, forms a beam and the full image appears.
Effects In CARD CAMERA mode, only Black and White can be selected. Mirror Creates a symmetrical image as if there would be a mirror in the middle of the screen. Art (ART) The image becomes like a paint (solarization). Black and White (BLK &...
Digital effects can be set with the controls on the body of the camcorder or the wireless controller. Operating faders Sound and image fade together. When operating faders in TAPE CAMERA mode, make sure the program selector is set to Q.
Operating effects Sound records/plays back normally. When operating effects in TAPE CAMERA or CARD CAMERA mode, make sure the program selector is set to Q . TAPE CAMERA Select effect 1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to open the digital effects menu.
Divides your display image into 4, 9 or 16 smaller images with the Image Capture feature. With this feature, the camcorder 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*) —...
• The image currently being recorded is framed in blue. The frame disappears after the last image is captured. • Automatic: The camcorder will capture the indicated number of images at the indicated speed. 10.Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
• For details of playing back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see p. 98. • When you record to the ELURA40 MC from a camcorder with DV terminal outputs, the audio mode becomes automatically set to 12 bit.
Wind screen The camcorder has an automatic wind screen to prevent wind noise from interfering with the sound track. Make sure it’s off when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible. Use the wind screen when recording in windy places such as the beach or near buildings.
• To have the subject monitor recording, rotate the LCD panel 180° ( For movies 2. Press the start/stop button. • The camcorder starts to record after a 10-second countdown period (or after 2 seconds when you use the wireless controller). The time remaining counts down in the display (e.g. “5 SEC”).
PHOTO button. • The camcorder takes the still image for approximately 6 seconds. • If you’re in TAPE CAMERA mode, the camcorder returns to record pause mode after recording to a tape. If you’re in CARD CAMERA mode, the currently recording image appears after recording onto a memory card.
Press the EXP button so that e appears before AE. Then you can adjust the exposure manually. • You cannot adjust the AE Shift when the camcorder is set to [ (Easy Recording), the Spotlight, Sand & Snow or Night recording program.
TAPE CAMERA mode, 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 camcorder is set to the Auto recording program and select the 1/100 shutter speed.
AUTO. • The image may not appear smooth when a high shutter speed is set. • The camcorder returns to the auto shutter setting when you slide the program selector to [ (Easy Recording), or change the recording program. • If you set the shutter speed to 1/500 or above in TAPE CAMERA mode and then switch the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode, the shutter speed will automatically change to 1/250.
Adjusting Focus Manually The camcorder focuses automatically. All you have to do is point and the subject in the center of the screen will usually be in sharp focus. It may happen that a subject is not suitable for autofocus. Use the manual focusing function to adjust the focus.
CAMERA CARD CAM.SET UP 1. Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode. 2. Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP. 3. Select WHITE BAL. 4. a) For the indoor, outdoor or auto settings, press the SET button to choose the setting.
• The white balance returns to the AUTO setting when you slide the program selector to [ (Easy Recording). • When you turn the camcorder on, the white balance returns to AUTO. If you then switch the white balance to SET, the camcorder will remember your last setting.
Enlarging the Image During Playback You can enlarge the image by 2 times during TAPE and CARD PLAY (VCR) mode. You can also move the image up, down, to the right or left. • Movies played back from a memory card cannot be enlarged. PLAY TAPE CARD...
During TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, the data code can be displayed or hidden while the camcorder is in play, slow or still mode. Camcorder data may be displayed as “– – –” during fast forward, rewind, reverse playback, forward and reverse ×2 playback.
– If the tape was recorded on a camcorder without a data code function. – If noise or tape damage prevents the data code from being read. • If a recording made on ELURA40 MC is played back on a different DV camcorder, the data code may not be displayed correctly.
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.
• If you begin a search very close to the start of a recorded still image during photo search, the camcorder may skip straight past it. • When you have set the area for the World Clock, date search also looks for the change in date based on the adjusted time.
• If you remove the tape while the zero set memory is set, the memory is canceled and the tape counter reverts to time code. • The camcorder remembers your setting even if you turn it off and back on again or move the program selector.
Editing to a VCR By connecting the camcorder 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 camcorder to the VCR.
Example dubbing to the camcorder 1. Connect the camcorder 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.
Certain pre-recorded software tapes are copyright protected. If you try to play back such a tape, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears in the display for a few seconds and then the camcorder displays a blank blue screen; you cannot view the contents of the tape.
Recording from a VCR,TV or Analog Camcorder (Analog Line-in) You can record a video played on your VCR or analog camcorder (for digital camcorders, see p. 86) or a TV program onto a tape in the ELURA40 MC, if the TV or other device has audio/video outputs.
2. Press the REC PAUSE button on the wireless controller. • S-video and AV IN/OUT terminals work as input terminals. • The camcorder enters record pause mode. 3. Start playback on the other device or turn on the TV to see the desired program while you monitor the picture.
Digitally outputting analog video and audio signals (Analog-Digital Converter) Connecting the camcorder to your VCR or 8 mm video camera allows conversion of recorded analog video and audio signals to digital signals in an instant. The digital signals can be output to the other equipment with a DV terminal. The camcorder’s DV terminal works exclusively as an output terminal.
• For normal use, set AV \ DV OUT to OFF through the menu. If it is set to ON, you cannot input digital signals through the camcorder’s DV terminal. • When connecting to a PC equipped with a DV terminal, you may not be able to transfer converted signals to your PC, depending on the software you are using, and the specifications of your PC and its settings.
Recording Over Existing Scenes (AV Insert Editing) You can insert and replace images/audio recorded on the camcorder’s tape with other images/audio recorded with other video equipment using both, analog line- in or DV terminals. Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and audio.
Preparations The tape in the camcorder: When using the ELURA40 MC’s AV insert function, only record to tapes recorded in SP mode. If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in a mode other than SP mode on the tape, recording will stop.
2. On the camcorder, press PLAY and locate the recording start point. Set the camcorder to playback pause mode. • You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camcorder or the special playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback mode.
SP mode with 12-bit sound, we recommend dubbing your original tape onto a blank tape using the ELURA40 MC’s analog line-in function, then dubbing audio onto the new tape. Make absolutely sure to set the audio mode of the new tape to 12-bit and the recording mode to SP.
S-video terminal ( Preparations Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE. Load a recorded cassette. • Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed position).
4. Locate the point where you want to start audio dubbing, then press the PAUSE button. • You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camcorder or the special playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback mode.
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. •...
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. PLAY TAPE (VCR) VCR SET UP 1. Load a tape recorded with multiple-channel audio. 2.
Connecting to a PC Using a DV Cable By using a DV cable and connecting the camcorder to a PC equipped with a DV terminal conforming to IEEE 1394/DV compatible capture board, you can transfer images taken with the camcorder to your PC.
Copying Still Images to and from a Tape ( Formatting a Memory Card ( Utilizing Memory Card Still Images/Movies on a PC ( You can use most of the camcorder’s functions when recording to a memory card, such as the various recording programs ( 74), white balance ( 77) and other manual adjustments.
Notes: • When you set the camcorder to CARD PLAY (VCR) mode, the last image recorded appears. If there are no images recorded on the memory card, NO IMAGES appears in the display.
Selecting the Image Size of Still Images and Movies Image Size: Still image: 1024 320 × 240 pixels/160 × 120 pixels Movie: CARD CAMERA Still Images CARD SET UP To change the image size of a still image, open the menu and select CARD SET UP.
Notes: • Still images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format, and movies in the Motion JPEG format. • Refer to p. 159 for memory card display. • The remaining number of images that can be recorded on the memory card may sometimes decrease by 2 images at once.
2 RESET Each time you insert a new memory card, the file number resets to its default value (101-0101). If the card already contains files, the next available number is assigned. PLAY TAPE CARD (VCR) CARD SET UP To change the file numbering, open the menu and select CARD SET UP.
• The number of images that can still be recorded on the memory card, and other information appear in the display. • The camcorder will turn itself off if you are using a battery and do not operate the camcorder for more than 5 minutes. Set the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
PHOTO button fully down. • The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the button fully and the camcorder immediately takes the image. The indicators that appear in the display when recording to a memory card: Backup battery...
Recording Still Images from a Tape Record an image from a tape onto a memory card as still images. To automatically record multiple still images from a tape to a memory card, refer to “Copying Still Images from Tape to Memory Card”( •...
2. Prepare the other device. 3. Load a memory into the camcorder. 4. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE. • There is no need to load a cassette if you only record still images onto a memory card.
Recording 1. Start playback on the other device. 2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it. • The image appears as a still image in the display. •...
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320 × 240 and 30 seconds in 160 × 120. • Press the START/STOP to end recording. • The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording is finished.
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320×240 and 30 seconds in 160×120. • Press the START/STOP to end recording. • The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording is finished. • You can also start recording during record pause mode by pressing the Start/Stop button.
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320×240, and 30 seconds in 160×120. • Press the START/STOP to end recording. • The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording is finished. • You can also start recording during record pause mode by pressing the Start/Stop button.
4. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image. • Direction and number of recorded images will be shown on the display. 5. Orient the camcorder so that the second frame overlaps a small portion of the first image and press the PHOTO button to take the next image.
6. Finish the sequence by pressing the MENU button after the last image has been recorded. • Refer to the Software Instruction Manual for instructions on how to stitch them together. Notes: • The overlapped area should be set between 30 to 50% of the frame. Discrepancies above and below the frame can be automatically compensated if within 10%.
TV, see “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 33) You can also enlarge the still images by 2 times while viewing ( • The camcorder may not be able to copy or play, etc., still images/movies recorded on a non-Canon camcorder.
2. Move the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD. • The last still image/movie recorded appears in the display. • Movies will be displayed with the first scene as a still image. 3. Search for the desired still images/movies by pressing the CARD +/– buttons.
Index Screen Up to 6 still images/movies appear at once, allowing you to search quickly through the still images/movies. Movies will be displayed with the first scene as a still image, indicated by a movie frame. PLAY CARD (VCR) 1. With a still image/movie in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN button.
A still image on a memory card must be marked before it can be printed. The camcorder supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. Still images can be automatically printed on a DPOF-supporting Canon printer. Up to 99 images per memory card can be print marked. • Movies cannot be marked for printing.
To mark a still image for printing or erase print marks one at a time ➡ File Operation menu PLAY CARD (VCR) ➡ Card Operations submenu PLAY CARD (VCR) To erase all print marks ➡ Card Operations submenu PLAY CARD (VCR) ●...
File Operation (FILE OPER.) PLAY CARD (VCR) 1. With an image in the display, press the SET button to open the FILE OPER. menu. • PROTECT , PRINT MARK |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display. • If you select To protect a still image/movie 2.
(VCR) CARD OPER. Make sure a memory card that has still images/movies recorded on it is inserted into the camcorder. 1. With a still image/movie in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN button. • Up to 6 still images/movies appear in the display.
(VCR) CARD OPER. Make sure a memory card that has still images recorded on it has been inserted into the camcorder. 1. With a still image in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN button. • Up to 6 images appear in the display.
(VCR) CARD OPER. Make sure a memory card that has still images recorded on it has been inserted into the camcorder. 1. With a still image in the display, open the menu and select CARD OPER. 2. Select PRINT MARKS •...
(VCR) CARD OPER. Make sure a memory card that has still images/movies recorded on it is inserted into the camcorder. To erase still images/movies one at a time 1. Select the still images/movies you want to erase. • Use the index screen ( necessary and make sure the still image/movie you want to erase fills the display.
5. Select YES and press the SET button. • The still image/movie erases and the previous sill image/movie appears for erasing. • To erase another single still image/movie, move to that still image/movie with the CARD +/– buttons, and select YES. •...
• Two direct interface cables are supplied with the Card Photo Printer CP-10. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100). • We recommend that you use a household power source to power the camcorder when it is connected to the printer.
Printing You can select the number of copies ( 130), bordered/borderless ( PLAY CARD (VCR) During Playback (Single Image) 1. Select the still image you wish to print. 2. Press the SET button. • The print dialog appears. 3. Make sure that [Print] is selected and press the SET button. •...
Selecting the number of copies You can set the number of copies to a maximum of 9 prints. 1. Turn the selector dial so that [SET] appears next to [Copies] and press the SET button. 2. Turn the selector dial and specify the number of copies. 3.
Selecting the Image Style (Standard/Multiple) 2. Press the SET button. • The dialog for selecting the image style appears. 3. Turn the selector dial, select [Multiple] and press the SET button. 4. Press the Menu button. Selecting the Borders (Bordered/Borderless) [Borders] can only be selected when the image style is set to [Standard].
• Printing area setting is canceled with the following operations: - When you set the printing area for another still image. - When you turn off the camcorder or detach the DIF-100 Direct Interface Cable from the camcorder. for standard images and...
Cancel Printing Press the SET button while the [Now printing] dialog is displayed. A confirmation dialog displays. Make sure that [OK] is selected and press the SET button. • A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing of the next still images will be canceled and the display will return to playback mode.
3. If you wish to print without changing the style settings, make sure [OK] is selected and press the SET button. • Printing starts and, when it is completely finished, the display will return to playback mode. If you wish to change the style settings, select [Style] and press the SET button.
Combining Images and Recording Them to a Tape (Card Mix) Enhance the appearance of your recordings by combining still images from the memory card with camcorder recordings. You may select from pre-recorded cartoon-like frames, or create personal frames and titles that can be layered over movies or still images.
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it and a cassette have been inserted into the camcorder. Select 1. Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode. • You cannot use Card Mix in the Night recording program. 2. Open the menu and select \ CARD MIX.
For stills 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 camcorder is ready to take the image.
• Select CANCEL to stop copying. • Tape and card information appear in the display and copying starts. • NOW COPYING • The camcorder automatically performs the Photo Search function to locate still images and copying starts. The currently copying image appears in the display.
• The still images’ data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made. CARD OPER. Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it and a cassette that has enough recordable space have been inserted into the camcorder. PLAY TAPE (VCR) 1.
(this includes the pre-recorded card mix sample images). The SD Memory Card supplied with this camcorder has already been formatted for you. • Be cautious when formatting recorded memory cards. All still images/movies will be permanently erased.
USB interface. By using the provided software, you can organize and store still images/movies and print out still images with added titles or frames. Use the USB cable and the Canon Digital Video Solution Disk/ArcSoft Camera Suite CD provided with the camcorder.
Card, they can be downloaded from the following home page:* http://www.canondv.com * If you are unable to connect the camcorder to a PC using a USB cable, you will need a PC Card Adapter or USB Card Reader to be able to download to a memory card.
Store and carry memory cards in their case to protect the terminal area. • There is only one correct way to insert memory cards into the camcorder. Do not forcefully insert the memory cards backwards or upside down. This could damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• The pre-recorded sample images on the supplied SD Memory Card are intended solely for the personal enjoyment gained from combining them with personal videos taken with this camcorder. Do not use the pre-recorded sample images for any other purpose.
Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the viewfinder • Set the camcorder to TAPE CAMERA mode. Adjust the viewfinder focusing lever to suit your eyesight. • To view with the viewfinder, make sure the LCD panel is either turned so that the subject can monitor viewing, or totally closed with the screen facing inwards.
• These times vary — the safest policy is always to have 2 or 3 times as many battery packs as you think you will need. • You will get more recording time if you turn the camcorder off between shots, instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
We recommend to discharge the battery pack in the camcorder fully and to store it in a dry place. If you do not use the battery pack for long periods of time, charge it fully and discharge it fully in the camcorder at least once a year before returning it to storage.
Remove the old battery by pushing up then releasing and lifting out. Make sure to attach a power source to the camcorder first, so it will remember your chosen settings when you change the battery. DANGER! Treat the battery pack with care.
• Do not use the viewfinder or LCD panel as a carrying handle. Do not disassemble the camcorder. • This is very dangerous as there is a risk of electric shock — if the camcorder does not function properly, take it to qualified service personnel.
Storage If you do not intend to use the camcorder for some time, store it in an area which is free of dust and moisture, and where the temperature is no higher than 86°F (30°C). After storage, check each part and function of your camcorder to make sure everything is still working properly.
• You can use the compact power adapter and battery charger to operate your camcorder 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.
Condensation Condensation may form on the camcorder when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Using the camcorder while condensation is present can damage both the tape and the camcorder. Condensation may become a problem: When you take the camcorder from a cold...
Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list — turn to the page numbers in parentheses for more information. Make sure that the camcorder is properly connected if you are using it with a TV or VCR. Consult your dealer or service outlet if problems persist.
• 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 camcorder at your original, hard-to-focus subject. Horizontal stripes...
If the mark continues to flash, format the memory card. • The camcorder is not set to CARD CAMERA or CARD PLAY (VCR) mode ( 106, 116). • The memory card is not inserted 102).
? The camcorder malfunctions. ? The DV cable is connected correctly, but there’s nothing in the display. ? The camcorder becomes warm during use. • The memory card is not loaded 102). • You are using an SD Memory Card and it is set for erasure prevention.
The ELURA40 MC System Diagram WD-28 Wide- converter WL-D77 Wireless Controller TL-28 Tele- converter FS-28 U Filter Set ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller CP-10 Card Photo Printer SA-1 Adapter Bracket BP-900 Series VL-10Li Battery Pack* Battery Video Light Stereo Microphone (commercially...
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. Battery Packs The Battery Pack BP-2L12 can also be used with the ELURA40 MC.
This lightweight bag keeps the camcorder within easy reach without weighing you down or getting in the way. Genuine leather. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark. Provided accessories:...
To turn TV SCREEN off, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select TV SCREEN, set it to OFF and close the menu. For instructions on how to hook the camcorder up to your TV, see p. 33. Turning off the LCD screen displays You can turn off the displays to give you a clear screen for playback.
Red: final few seconds.) ...finally, it tells you when you have completely run out of tape. The camcorder is ejecting the tape 17). The safety mechanism is activated. Unload the cassette and turn the camcorder off. Turn it on again and reload the cassette.
Zoom display ( 24): Optical zoom Optical plus 40× digital zoom Optical plus 200×/ digital zoom Zoom in Zoom out The image stabilizer is turned on ( 56). CAM.MENU CAM. MENU CARD MIX CAM.SET UP VCR SET UP DISP.SET UP SYSTEM RETURN VCR MENU (...
The 16:9 mode: the display flashes when the effect is being selected, and appears steadily when it is activated ( 22). Digital effects. The display flashes when the function is being selected and appears steadily when it is activated ( 61).
9/99 Recording reminder When you start recording, the camcorder counts from 0 sec to 10 sec. Shots which are shorter than ten seconds may be difficult to edit later. On the other hand, if you are not planning to edit the recording,...
Caution phrases The camcorder 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 ( 51). Appears when the battery pack is exhausted 146).
A temporary card error is also possible. If CARD ERROR disappears after 4 seconds flashes red, turn the camcorder’s power off and back on again, and remove and reinsert the card. If flashes green, recording or playing back is possible.
Specifications ELURA40 MC Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC Power Consumption (while recording with the AF turned on): 3.4 W (Using viewfinder), 4.4 W (Using LCD screen) Television system: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal Video recording system:...
Battery capacity: 570 mAh × 1 × Dimensions: 1 (33.3 × 45.2 × 16.2 mm) Weight: 1 oz (40 g) Weight and dimensions are approximate Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc.
Index 16:9, 22 Å Abroad, Using the Camcorder, 150 Accessories, 8, 157 AE Programs, 57 AE Shift, 73 Analog line-in, 88 Analog-digital converter, 90 Audio Dubbing, 95 Audio Mix, 98 Audio Mode, 69 Audio Output, 98 Audio/Video Terminal, 33 Auto, 59...
Playback Pause, 30 Playing Back a Memory Card, 116 Playing Back a Tape, 29 Portrait, 59 Power Adapter, 13-15 Powering Your Camcorder, 13 Pre-Marked Position, 84 Preparing the Camcorder, 144 Preventing Accidental Erasure, 119, Print Mark, 119, 123 Problems, 152 Protect, 119, 122 Â...
Ê Tape Protection, 18 Telephoto, 24 Time Code, 163 Time Zone, 51 Tips for Making Better Videos, 36 Tripod, 36 Troubleshooting, 152 TV, 33, 159 ◊ VCR, 33 Video Heads, 149 Video ID-1 system, 35 Videocassettes, 17 Viewfinder, 144 „ White Balance, 77 Wide screen TV, 22 Wide-angle, 24...
Menu at a Glance Use the list below to quickly navigate the camcorder’s menu. Functions are listed alphabetically. Function 16:9 effect 6-sec. Date Audio dub Audio mode AV/headphones AV → DV out Beep Brightness Card access display Card mix Copy - card to tape...
Function Erase Erase all print mark File numbers Format Image stabilizer LCD Mirror mode Mix level Mix type Movie Size Output channel Print mark Protect Record mode Remote sensor mode Self-timer Shutter sound Shutter speed Still Image Quality Still Image Size Stitch assist Tally lamp First make sure the...
Function Time zone/DST TV screen White balance Wind screen First make sure the camera is set to... Then select it from this submenu and set. SYSTEM DISP.SET UP CAM.SET UP VCR SET UP...
ELURA40 MC DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER LIMITED WARRANTY The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“CUSA”) with respect to each Canon ELURA40 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”)
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.