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Manual de Instrucciones
Digital
Mini
Video
Cassette
Digital video camcorder
Instruction Manual
Camescope vidéo numérique
Manuel d'instruction
Videocámara digital
PUB.DIM-551
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FRANÇAIS
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Manuel d’instruction Manual de Instrucciones Digital Mini Video Cassette Digital video camcorder Instruction Manual Camescope vidéo numérique Videocámara digital PUB.DIM-551 ENGLISH FRANÇAIS ESPAÑOL NTSC...

  • Page 2: E Important Usage Instructions

    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

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder ELURA50 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-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.

  • Page 5: Reference Guide

    DV (IEEE1394) cable. You can also perform videoconference and file transfer over the Internet using the provided software. Available functions depend upon the camcorder model of your contact and networking environment. Trademark Acknowledgements • Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. • is a trademark. •...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Important Usage Instructions ...2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...3 Reference Guide ...5 Thank you for Choosing a Canon ...8 Introducing the ELURA50 ...9 Mastering the Basics Finding Your Way Around the ELURA50...10 Preparations Powering Your Camcorder ...13 Loading a Cassette ...17 Basic Recording Recording Movies onto a Tape ...19...

  • Page 7

    Tape to Memory Card ...137 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 ( •...

  • Page 8: Thank You For Choosing A Canon

    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.

  • Page 9: Introducing The Elura50

    Direct Print You can print still images by connecting to a Canon Printer with Direct Print Function. Refer to p. 127 for printers that can be used with your camcorder. USB Terminal Allows transfer of memory card data to a computer with built-in USB port.

  • Page 10: Finding Your Way Around The Elura50

    Finding Your Way Around the ELURA50 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)

  • Page 11

    Viewfinder focusing lever (p. 144) Viewfinder (p. 144) POWER switch (p. 19) C A M E R A • O F F • PLAY(VCR) • Start/Stop button (p. 20) EXP button (p. 73)/ SLIDE SHOW button (p. 118) FOCUS button (p. 76)/ DATA CODE button (p.

  • Page 12

    Assist lamp (White LED) (p. 60) 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.

  • Page 13: Powering Your Camcorder

    Powering Your Camcorder Before operating your camcorder, you will need to use the power adapter to: Provide power from a 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.

  • Page 14

    CA-PS700 Compact Power Adapter Specifications Power supply Rated output Operating temperature range Dimensions Weight Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.32A 7.4V DC, 2.0A 32°F- 104°F (0°C - 40°C) 4.4 ×...

  • Page 15

    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.

  • Page 16

    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.

  • Page 17: Loading A Cassette

    Loading a Cassette Only use videocassettes marked with the D logo. Loading and unloading 1. Make sure that you have attached a power source. 2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT 5 switch to release the cassette compartment cover. • Pull the cover fully open (while holding the button) and wait a couple of seconds for the cassette compartment to open automatically.

  • Page 18

    • Return cassettes in the case and store them upright. • Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use. • Do not use cassettes with spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder.

  • Page 19: Recording Movies Onto A Tape

    • 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.

  • Page 20

    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.

  • Page 21

    • 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.

  • Page 22

    • 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.

  • Page 23: Demonstration Mode

    • 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.

  • Page 24: Zooming

    Zooming 10× optical zoom (card 7.5×) 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.

  • Page 25

    (light blue). When the digital zoom is set to 400× zoom, the zoom indicator extends again (a darker blue). • Because the image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode, we recommend mounting the camcorder on a tripod at large magnifications.

  • Page 26: Using The Lcd Screen

    Notes: • Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel. • Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD panel or the viewfinder. 28).

  • Page 27: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    • 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.

  • Page 28

    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.

  • Page 29: Playing Back A Tape

    • 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).

  • Page 30

    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.

  • Page 31

    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.

  • Page 32: Using The Headphones

    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.

  • Page 33: Connections For Playback On A Tv Screen

    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.

  • Page 34

    For higher picture quality, we recommend playing back recordings on a TV with an S (S1) terminal. If you connect the camcorder to a TV with an S1 terminal, recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will automatically be played back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.

  • Page 35

    R (right). Connect the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal 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.

  • Page 36: Tips For Making Better Videos

    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.

  • Page 37

    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.

  • Page 38: Searching And Reviewing While Recording

    • 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.

  • Page 39: Using The Menus

    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.

  • Page 40

    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. 3. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to the desired submenu. 4.

  • Page 41: List Of Menus

    • 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.

  • Page 42

    CAM. MENU, cont. 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...

  • Page 43

    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... !0 Movie size...

  • Page 44

    VCR MENU, cont. 5 System submenu @2 Wireless controller... @3 Tally lamp ... @4 Beep ... @5 Time zone/daylight saving time ... @6 Date/time set ... @7 Return C. CAM. MENU Set the POWER switch to 1 To stitch assist mode 2 To camera set up submenu 3 To card set up submenu 4 To VCR set up submenu...

  • Page 45: Demo Mode

    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 Tally lamp ...

  • Page 46: Brightness

    C. PLAY MENU, cont. 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 ...

  • Page 47: System Submenu

    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 (Appears when connecting a printer with direct print function.) SYSTEM WL.REMOTE••• TALLY LAMP••ON BEEP••••••••ON T.ZONE/DST••–––...

  • Page 48: Using The Wireless Controller

    • 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.

  • Page 49: Wl.remote

    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...

  • Page 50: Tally Lamp••on

    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.

  • Page 51: Setting The Date And Time

    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 ( •...

  • Page 52

    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...

  • Page 53: D/time Set

    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.

  • Page 54: Recording Still Images Onto A Tape

    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.

  • Page 55

    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.

  • Page 56: Turning The Image Stabilizer Off

    Turning the Image Stabilizer Off With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable during telephoto recording. However, the ELURA50’s image stabilizer allows you to obtain steady recordings even at high magnification. • The image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode.

  • Page 57: Using The Various Recording Programs

    Using the Various Recording Programs The camcorder is equipped with the Easy Recording program and several program AE modes. The availability of functions differs depending on the selected mode. • For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide the program selector to the [ position.

  • Page 58

    • 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...

  • Page 59: Sand & Snow

    Use this mode to record in dimly lit places. The shutter is fixed at a slow shutter speed. • 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. SPORTS PORTRAIT SPOTLIGHT SAND&SNOW...

  • Page 60

    Night (TAPE CAMERA mode) In TAPE CAMERA mode, use this mode to record in dark places. The shutter speed is adjusted automatically. It is useful when recording in places with changing light conditions (such as in amusement parks). • Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage. •...

  • Page 61: Using Digital Effects

    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).

  • Page 62

    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.

  • Page 63

    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.

  • Page 64

    Effects Art (ART) The image becomes like a paint (solarization). Black and White (BLK & WHT) The image becomes black and white. Sepia (SEPIA) The image becomes monochrome with a brownish tint. Mosaic (MOSAIC) The image is blurred through enlarging the size of some pixels. Ball (BALL) The image becomes like a ball.

  • Page 65

    Operating faders Sound and image fade together. When operating faders in TAPE CAMERA mode, make sure the program selector is set to Q. TAPE CAMERA TAPE Select fader 1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to open the digital effects menu. •...

  • Page 66

    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.

  • Page 67: Using The Multi-image Screen

    Divides your display image into 4, 9 or 16 smaller images with the Image Capture feature. With this feature, the 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*) —...

  • Page 68

    • 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.

  • Page 69: Audio Recording

    • For details of playing back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see p. 98. • When you record to the ELURA50 from a camcorder with DV terminal outputs, the audio mode becomes automatically set to 12 bit.

  • Page 70: Wind Screen

    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.

  • Page 71: Setting The Self-timer

    • 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”).

  • Page 72

    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.

  • Page 73: Adjusting Ae Shift

    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, Night or Super Night recording program.

  • Page 74: Setting The Shutter Speed

    6. Close the menu. Concerning shooting in fluorescent lighting When the camcorder is set to [ (Easy Recording) or the Auto, Night or Super Night recording program in TAPE CAMERA mode, it automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed to compensate.

  • Page 75

    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.

  • Page 76: Adjusting Focus Manually

    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.

  • Page 77: Setting The White Balance

    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.

  • Page 78

    • 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.

  • Page 79: Enlarging The Image During Playback

    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...

  • Page 80: Displaying Date, Time And Camcorder Data (data Code)

    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.

  • Page 81: Setting The Data Code

    – 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 ELURA50 is played back on a different DV camcorder, the data code may not be displayed correctly.

  • Page 82

    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.

  • Page 83: Searching The Tape (photo Search/date Search)

    • 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.

  • Page 84: Returning To A Pre-marked Position

    • 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.

  • Page 85: Editing

    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.

  • Page 86: Dubbing To/from A Tape With Digital Video Equipment

    2. Prepare the other device. • Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette. 3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR), and move the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE. • DV IN appears in the display.

  • Page 87

    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.

  • Page 88: Recording From A Vcr, Tv Or Analog Camcorder (analog Line-in)

    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 ELURA50, if the TV or other device has audio/video outputs.

  • Page 89

    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.

  • Page 90: Digitally Outputting Analog Video And Audio Signals (analog-digital Converter)

    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.

  • Page 91

    • 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.

  • Page 92: Recording Over Existing Scenes (av Insert Editing)

    Recording Over Existing Scenes (AV Insert Editing) You can insert and replace images/audio on the tape of the camcorder with images/audio from other video devices connected via AV terminal or DV terminals. Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and audio.

  • Page 93

    Preparations The tape in the camcorder: When using the ELURA50’s AV insert function, only record to tapes recorded in SP mode. If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in LP mode on the tape, recording will stop. The playback tape: Use only tapes without non-recorded portions.

  • Page 94

    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.

  • Page 95: Audio Dubbing

    SP mode with 12-bit sound, we recommend dubbing your original tape onto a blank tape using the ELURA50’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.

  • Page 96

    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).

  • Page 97

    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.

  • Page 98: Setting The Audio Mix

    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. •...

  • Page 99

    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.

  • Page 100: Connecting To A Computer Using A Dv (ieee1394) Cable

    DV IN/OUT terminal Cautions: • Do not disconnect the DV cable, or turn off the camcorder or computer while data is being transferred to the computer. • Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.

  • Page 101: Inserting And Removing The Memory Card

    • If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them with the camcorder ( 139). • For instructions on how to connect the camcorder to the computer, see Connecting to a Computer using a USB Cable ( Inserting the Card 1.

  • Page 102: Selecting The Image Quality/size

    Selecting the Image Quality/Size Selecting the Still Image Quality Still image Quality: Superfine, Fine, Normal PLAY TAPE (VCR) CARD SET UP To change the image quality, open the menu and select CARD SET UP. Then select SI QUALITY, set it to FINE or NORMAL, and close the menu.

  • Page 103

    30 seconds Notes: • Still images recorded in 1024 × 768 pixels may not be displayed correctly in a camcorder not supporting this size. • The remaining image capacity indicates the number of still images, even when movies are recorded.

  • Page 104: File Numbers

    File numbers The still images/movies you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101-9900 and stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder is numbered from 101 to 998 and recorded on the memory card. Sample images have been pre-recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card, entering folder number 100 (folder name is “100canon”).

  • Page 105

    Turning off the shutter sound Makes the sound of a shutter being released when a still image is recorded to a memory card. CARD CAMERA CARD SET UP SHTR SOUND••ON To turn the shutter sound off, open the menu and select CARD SET UP.

  • Page 106: Recording Still Images On A Memory Card

    • 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.

  • Page 107

    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...

  • Page 108: Recording From A Tape In The Camcorder

    Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder 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”( •...

  • Page 109

    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.

  • Page 110

    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. •...

  • Page 111: Recording Motion Jpeg Movies On A Memory Card

    Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder, or from devices connected via the AV terminal (analog line-in) or the DV terminal. Cautions: • When you are using an SD Memory Card, make sure the protect switch is set to allow recording.

  • Page 112

    • You can record up to 10 seconds in 320×240 and 30 seconds in 160×120. • Press the start/stop button 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.

  • Page 113

    • You can record up to 10 seconds in 320×240, and 30 seconds in 160×120. • Press the start/stop button 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.

  • Page 114: Recording Panoramic Images (stitch Assist)

    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.

  • Page 115

    6. Finish the sequence by pressing the MENU button after the last image has been recorded. • Refer to the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual for instructions on how to stitch them together. Notes: • Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%.

  • Page 116: Playing Back A Memory Card

    PC − Still images/movies whose image file names have been changed on a PC • The camcorder may not be able to copy or play, etc., still images/movies recorded on a non-Canon camcorder. • While the card access indicator flashes, do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card.

  • Page 117

    PLAY CARD (VCR) 1. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and 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.

  • Page 118: Slide Show

    Slide Show PLAY CARD (VCR) With an still image/movie in the display, press the SLIDE SHOW button. • The still images are played back one after another. • Movies are played back normally. To stop the slide show, press the SLIDE SHOW button. •...

  • Page 119: Settings Of Still Images/movies

    A still image on a memory card must be marked before it can be printed. The camcorder supports the images can be automatically printed on a DPOF-supporting Canon printer. Up to 99 copies per still image and up to 200 still images per memory card can be selected on the camcorder.

  • Page 120

    There are 3 ways to mark a still image for printing (including the ways to cancel the setting). To mark a still image for printing or erase print marks one at a time ➡ File Operation menu PLAY CARD (VCR) ➡...

  • Page 121

    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 • If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display. To protect a still image/movie 2.

  • Page 122: Preventing Accidental Erasure (protect)

    (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.

  • Page 123: Marking A Still Image For Printing (print Mark)

    (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.

  • Page 124

    (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 •...

  • Page 125: Erasing Still Images/movies

    (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 image/movie you want to erase. • Use the index screen ( and make sure the still image/movie you want to erase fills the display.

  • Page 126

    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. •...

  • Page 127: Printing With The Direct Print Function

    Notes: • The direct print function is supported by the Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10 and Canon Bubble Jet Printers with the • Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which interface cable to use with the camcorder.

  • Page 128

    4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the cable. • “ ” appears when the printer is properly connected to the Print camcorder. (Does not appear with movies, or still images that cannot be played back with the camcorder.) Printing PLAY...

  • Page 129

    Setting the Print Style Card Photo Printer: Image Standard Prints 1 still image per page. Multiple Prints 8 copies of the same still image on one page. Borders Borderless Prints right to the edges of the page. Bordered Prints with a border. •...

  • Page 130

    Bubble Jet Printer: Selecting the Paper Size 1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial to select [Style] and press the SET button. 2. Make sure that button. 3. Turn the selector dial to select the paper size and press the SET button.

  • Page 131

    Notes: • Bordered: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded image when it is printed. • Borderless/Multiple: The center portion of the recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly. •...

  • Page 132

    When printing with print mark settings, you can select the print style such as bordered or borderless, but not the trimming settings. PLAY CARD (VCR) PRINT 1. Connect the printer to the camcorder ( 2. Press the MENU button. 127).

  • Page 133

    SET button. (The [Restart] setting may not appear with some error messages. In that case, select [Stop].) • Follow below procedure when disconnecting the interface cable: 1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer. 2. Turn off the camcorder. PRINT] without having set the print mark 129).

  • Page 134: Combining Images And Recording Them To A Tape (card Mix)

    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.

  • Page 135

    Select 1. Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode. 2. Open the menu and select \ CARD MIX. 3. Press the CARD +/– buttons to select the still image to be...

  • Page 136

    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.

  • Page 137: Copying Still Images From Tape To Memory Card

    • 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.

  • Page 138: Copying Still Images From Memory Card To Tape

    • 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.

  • Page 139: Formatting A Memory Card

    (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.

  • Page 140: Connecting To A Computer Using A Usb Cable

    Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). This protocol enables you to download images by simply connecting the camcorder to a computer with the USB cable (a software such as the [Scanner and Camera Wizard] starts automatically) without installing the software from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.

  • Page 141: Other Information And Precautions

    VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual. * 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.

  • Page 142: Sample Images

    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.

  • Page 143

    • 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.

  • Page 144: Preparing The Camcorder

    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.

  • Page 145: Notes On Using The Batteries

    • 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.

  • Page 146

    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.

  • Page 147

    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.

  • Page 148: Maintenance

    • 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.

  • Page 149

    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.

  • Page 150

    • 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.

  • Page 151

    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...

  • Page 152: Troubleshooting

    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.

  • Page 153

    • 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...

  • Page 154: Memory Card Operations

    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 101).

  • Page 155

    ? 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 101). • You are using an SD Memory Card and it is set for erasure prevention.

  • Page 156: The Elura50 System Diagram

    The ELURA50 System Diagram WD-28 Wide- converter TL-28 Tele- converter FS-28 U Filter Set ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller SA-1 Adapter Bracket BP-900 Series VL-10Li Battery Pack* Battery Video Light Stereo Microphone (commercially available) * Charging with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter or CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder (both optional).

  • Page 157: 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. Battery Packs The Battery Pack BP-2L12 can also be used with the ELURA50.

  • Page 158

    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:...

  • Page 159: Screen Displays

    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.

  • Page 160

    Screen Displays during Basic Recording/Playback indicates flashing. CAMERA mode (battery pack attached): • Remote sensor mode and audio mode disappear after 4 seconds. PLAY (VCR) mode: • Remote sensor mode and volume bar disappear after 4 seconds. PAUSE STOP EJECT : Backup battery ( 147) : Condensation...

  • Page 161

    Screen Displays during Advanced Recording/Playback CAMERA Mode Image stabilizer ( 56) Zoom ( 24) AE shift ( 73) Program AE ( 57) Manual focus ( 76) Shutter speed ( 74) White balance ( 77) Card mix ( 134) Digital effects ( 61) Date and time ( 53) AF/AE locked in Photo mode ( 54)

  • Page 162

    10 seconds. “ AUTO POWER OFF” The camcorder will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for more than about 5 minutes. This display appears 20 seconds (approx.) before the camcorder turns off.

  • Page 163: Caution Phrases

    Caution phrases The camcorder displays various caution phrases — they appear for 4 seconds before disappearing. Appears each time you turn the power SET THE TIME ZONE, on, until you set the DATE AND TIME time zone, date and time ( 51).

  • Page 164

    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 recording or playing back is possible.

  • Page 165

    Waste tank is full. You can restart printing by pressing the RESUME/CANCEL button on the Bubble Jet Printer. Request replacement of the waste tank at the shop where you purchased the printer or the nearest Canon customer support center listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide. Printer error Turn off the printer and turn it back on.

  • Page 166: Specifications

    Specifications ELURA50 Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC Power Consumption (while recording with the AF turned on): 3.1 W (Using viewfinder), 4.1 W (Using LCD screen) Television system: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal Video recording system:...

  • Page 167

    Battery capacity: 570 mAh Dimensions: 1.3 × 1.8 × 0.64 in. (33.3 × 45.2 × 16.2 mm) Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g) Weight and dimensions are approximate Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc.

  • Page 168: Index

    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, 58 AV Insert, 92 ı...

  • Page 169

    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...

  • Page 170

    Ê Tape Protection, 18 Telephoto, 24 Time Code, 162 Time Zone, 51 Tips for Making Better Videos, 36 Tripod, 36 Troubleshooting, 152 TV, 33, 159 Ë USB terminal, 140 ◊ VCR, 33 Video Heads, 149 Video ID-1 system, 35 Videocassettes, 17 Viewfinder, 144 „...

  • Page 171

    ELURA50 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 ELURA50 Digital Video Camcorder (“DV Camcorder”) purchased and used in the United States. Each Canon DV Camcorder, when delivered to you in new condition in its original container, is warranted against defective material or workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase (three (3) months in the case of the video head part), defective parts or DV Camcorders returned to a CUSA factory service center (“CUSA Center”) or...

  • Page 172

    The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon digital video equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.

  • Page 174

    15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96814 USA ● If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only). CANADA CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7 CANON CANADA INC.

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