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• Digital Video Software

Instruction Manual

Manuel d'instruction
Manual de Instrucciones
HDV Camcorder
Caméscope HDV
Cámara HDV
Digital Video Software
Version 23
Instruction Manual



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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Lea también el siguiente manual de instrucciones (versión electrónica en archivo PDF). Para mayores detalles, refiérase a la guía de instalación. • Digital Video Software HDV Camcorder Instruction Manual Caméscope HDV Manuel d’instruction Cámara HDV Manual de Instrucciones...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon HDV Camcorder HV20 A and all its accessories. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
  • Page 4 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. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
  • Page 5: Introduction Enjoying High-Definition Video

    Enjoying High-Definition Video Preserve your most treasured memories, be it unforgettable scenery or cherished moments spent with family and friends, with high-definition video recordings of a quality second only to actually being there. What is High-Definition Video? High-definition video (HDV) allows you to record video of unparalleled high quality on regular miniDV tapes.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction Enjoying High-Definition Video ... 5 About this Manual ... 9 Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories... 11 Components Guide ... 12 Screen Displays ... 15 Preparations Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack ... 18 Inserting and Removing a Tape ... 20 Inserting and Removing a Memory Card ...
  • Page 7 System Setup (Beep, etc.) ...44 Date/Time Setup ...44 Recording Programs Using the Recording Programs ...45 Flexible Recording: Changing the Aperture and Shutter Speed...46 Special Scene: Recording Programs to Match Special Conditions ...47 Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color Manual Exposure Adjustment and Automatic Backlight Correction ...48 Manual Focus Adjustment ...49 Focus Assist Functions...50 White Balance ...50...
  • Page 8: Additional Information

    List of Messages ... 88 Do’s and Don’ts Handling Precautions... 91 Maintenance/Others... 94 Cleaning the Video Heads ... 94 Using the Camcorder Abroad ... 95 General Information System Diagram ... 96 Optional Accessories ... 97 Product Codes ... 100 Specifications ... 101 Index ...
  • Page 9: About This Manual

    About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon HV20. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table ( Conventions Used in the Manual IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.
  • Page 10 About the Joystick and the Joystick Guide The mini joystick allows you to control many of the camcorder’s operations and to make selections and changes in the camcorder’s menus. Push the joystick up, down, left or right ) to select an item or change settings.
  • Page 11: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Register your product online at Protect your product We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as loss or theft.
  • Page 12: Components Guide

    Getting to Know the Camcorder Components Guide Left side view Right side view Front view FOCUS lever ( BLC (backlight correction) button ( FOCUS button ( 49, 50) Speaker DISP. (display) button ( 57)/ LCD backlight button (long press) (...
  • Page 13 Back view Top view Bottom view Getting to Know the Camcorder LCD screen ( Dioptric adjustment lever ( Viewfinder ( Terminal cover START/STOP button ( switch ( Power indicator ( Joystick ( FUNC. button ( 23, 35) RESET button (...
  • Page 14 Getting to Know the Camcorder Wireless Controller WL-D87 START/ STOP PHOTO ZOOM CARD DATE SEARCH PLAY STOP PAUSE SLOW ZERO SET DISP. TV SCREEN MEMORY WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL - D87 START/STOP button ( CARD –/+ buttons ( DATE SEARCH buttons ( button ( –/...
  • Page 15: Screen Displays

    Screen Displays Recording Movies Recording Still Images Getting to Know the Camcorder Recording program ( White balance ( Image effect ( Digital effects ( Still image quality/size (simultaneous recording) ( Microphone attenuator ( Self timer ( Recording reminder Instant AF (...
  • Page 16 Getting to Know the Camcorder Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short. Tape operation Record, Record pause, Stop, Eject, Fast forward, Rewind, Playback,...
  • Page 17 Playing Movies Viewing Still Images Getting to Know the Camcorder Tape operation Time code (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) Remaining tape Data code ( Search function display END SEARCH ( 32)/ DATE SEARCH ( Quality/size for capturing still images (...
  • Page 18: Getting Started

    86 °F). Outside the temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will not start. Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
  • Page 19 overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc. NOTES The CHARGE indicator also serves as a rough estimate of the battery charge status. Continuously on: Battery fully charged. Flashes approx. twice per second: Battery over 50% charged.
  • Page 20: Inserting And Removing A Tape

    Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover. NOTES If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be inserted/removed even if the switch is set to Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Use only commercially available miniSD cards.
  • Page 21: Preparing The Camcorder

    IMPORTANT Make sure to initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder for the first time ( 65). Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Getting Started Adjusting the LCD Screen Rotating the LCD Panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees. You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward. 180° 90° You can rotate the panel 180 degrees toward the lens (allowing the subject to monitor the LCD screen while you use the viewfinder).
  • Page 23: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menus that open after pressing the FUNC. button ( For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to Menu Options Lists ( 35).
  • Page 24: First Time Settings

    The displays some menu screens refer to the name of buttons on the camcorder and will not change, regardless of the language selected. Changing the Time Zone DATE/TIME SETUP T.ZONE/DST NEW YORK FUNC.
  • Page 25: Setting The Date And Time

    Press to close the menu. FUNC. IMPORTANT If you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery may discharge completely and the date and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium battery ( 93) and set the time zone, date and time again.
  • Page 26: Recording

    ) toward [NEXT] to display the joystick guide in the illustration above. • The camcorder will play back a few seconds of the last recording made and return to record pause mode. If the currently selected recording standard...
  • Page 27: Recording Still Images

    This is not a malfunction. About the Power Save mode: To save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, the camcorder will automatically shut off if left without any operations for 5 minutes 44).
  • Page 28: Zooming

    You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller or the LCD panel. The zoom speed with these buttons will be the same as 49). with the camcorder (when one of the fixed zoom speed levels is selected) or fixed at SPEED 3] (when [ selected).
  • Page 29: Playback

    Press NOTES You can display the date and time of the recording and other camcorder data registered when the recording was made ( During some special playback modes, you may notice some video problems (blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Volume: Speaker And Headphones

    - Frame reverse - Double speed playback (forward or reverse) To protect the tape and video heads, the camcorder will enter the stop mode ( playback pause ( ) mode for 4 minutes 30 seconds. To resume the playback press...
  • Page 31 AV/ set to [ PHONES]. NOTES Use commercially available headphones with 3.5 mm minijack. When you turn off the camcorder, the [AV/PHONES] setting in return to [ AV]. The volume of the headphones cannot be adjusted while recording.
  • Page 32: Locating The End Of The Last Scene

    END SEARCH] and press ( Select ( ) [EXECUTE] and press • “END SEARCH” appears. • The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the recording and stops the tape. • To cancel the search press...
  • Page 33: Viewing Still Images

    - Do not change the position of the switch or the operating mode. The following may not be displayed correctly. - Images not recorded with this camcorder. - Images edited on or uploaded from a computer. - Images whose file names have been changed.
  • Page 34: Magnifying The Playback Image

    Playback O SKIP STILL IMAGES If the joystick guide does not appear on screen, press ( ) to display it. Push the joystick ( ) toward Select ( JUMP 10 IMAGES] or [ JUMP 100 IMAGES]. Jump ( ) the number of images selected.
  • Page 35: Menu Options Lists

    Advanced Functions Menu Options Lists Menu Options Lists Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus ( FUNC. Menu Options Recording programs Mode switch: PROGRAM AE], SHUTTER-PRIO. AE], APERTURE-PRIO.
  • Page 36 Menu Options Lists When [HD STANDARD] is set to DV(NORMAL)]: STILL I.REC OFF], [M 1440x1080], [S 640x480] Quality: SUPER FINE], [ FINE], NORMAL] Still image size/quality Size: [LW 1920x1080], [L 2048x1536], [M 1440x1080], [ 640x480] Quality: SUPER FINE], [ FINE], NORMAL] REC PAUSE [CANCEL], [EXECUTE]...
  • Page 37: Setup Menus

    If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [ OFF]. (camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod. D.ZOOM OFF], [ 40X], [ Determines the operation of the digital zoom.
  • Page 38: Recording/Video Input Setup (Hd Standard, Dv Recording Mode, Etc.)

    IMG STAB Mode switch: ON], [ OFF] The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto. The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder shake. The image stabilizer may not be effective when recording in dark places using the [ NIGHT] recording program.
  • Page 39 When playing back in this camcorder tapes recorded in LP mode with other devices or vice versa, you may notice some problems in the playback picture or the sound may stop briefly.
  • Page 40: Card Operations (Initialization, Erase All Images, Etc.)

    In order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio, select the setting according to the type of television to which you will connect the camcorder. NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio. WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Page 41 VAR.], adjust ( ) the sound balance with the joystick. Menu Options Lists The camcorder will retain the audio balance adjustment; however if you turn off the camcorder, [AUDIO OUT] will be reset to [ STEREO1]. AV/PHONES AV], [ PHONES] PHONES VOL.
  • Page 42 This is not a selectable menu option, but rather an information item that displays the specification of the video output when the camcorder is connected to an external device using the HDMI cable. For further details about the HDMI connection, refer...
  • Page 43: Display Setup (Lcd Brightness, Language, Etc.)

    TV or monitor. You can also use controller. When the the data code is displayed on the camcorder’s screen, the same information will also appear on a connected TV regardless of the [TV SCREEN] setting. Turn off the data code...
  • Page 44: System Setup (Beep, Etc.)

    System Setup (Beep, etc.) SYSTEM SETUP WL.REMOTE ON], [ Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller. BEEP HIGH VOLUME], LOW VOLUME], [ OFF] A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self- timer countdown, etc.
  • Page 45: Recording Programs

    Recording Programs Using the Recording Programs The camcorder adjusts the focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. : Flexible Recording Programs ( PROGRAM AE] The camcorder sets the aperture and shutter speed. Special Scene Recording Programs (...
  • Page 46: Flexible Recording: Changing The Aperture And Shutter Speed

    APERTURE-PRIO.AE] Set the aperture value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed. Use low aperture values (larger lens opening) to softly blur the background...
  • Page 47: Special Scene: Recording Programs To Match Special Conditions

    1/100 1/100 For recording indoor sports scenes. 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 1/250, 1/500 For recording from within a car or train, or for recording moving subjects such as roller coasters. 1/2000 For recording outdoor sports such as golf or tennis on sunny days. Note that on screen only the denominator is displayed –...
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Picture: Exposure, Focus And Color

    - The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen. FIREWORKS] - To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Make sure to use a tripod especially in , as the shutter speed slows down.
  • Page 49: Manual Focus Adjustment

    • Pushing the joystick ( [EXP] again will return the camcorder to automatic exposure. Manual Focus Adjustment Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually.
  • Page 50: Focus Assist Functions

    FOCUS camcorder to autofocus. • Operating the zoom or the FOCUS dial will return the camcorder to manual focus adjustment (MF). Focus Assist Functions The focus assist function will magnify the center of the picture and emphasize the...
  • Page 51: Image Effects

    ( When the adjustment is completed stops flashing and stays on. The camcorder retains the custom setting even if you turn off the camcorder. Press to save the setting and FUNC. close the menu.
  • Page 52: Still Image Recording Options

    Still Image Recording Options NEUTRAL] Tones down the contrast and color saturation. LOW SHARPENING] Records subjects with softened outlines. SOFT SKIN DETAIL] Softens the details in the skin tone area for a more complimentary appearance. CUSTOM] Allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, sharpness, and color depth of the image.
  • Page 53: Capturing A Still Image While Recording Movies

    Default value Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies You can record still images on the memory card even while the camcorder is set to capture simultaneously, as a still image on the memory card, the same picture you are recording as video on the tape.
  • Page 54: Light Metering Mode

    A still image captured from a scene with lots of fast movement may be blurred. Light Metering Mode The camcorder measures the light reflected from the subject in order to calculate the optimal exposure settings. Depending on the subject, you may want to change the way the light is measured and evaluated.
  • Page 55: Automatic Focus Priority

    FUNC. Light Metering Mode Desired option FUNC. Automatic Focus Priority When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder records a still image only after the focus has been adjusted automatically. Still Image Recording Options POINTS TO CHECK Mode switch at cannot be turned off.
  • Page 56: Continuous Shooting And Exposure Bracketing

    AEB] (Auto Exposure Bracketing) The camcorder records a still image in three different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to choose the shot you like the best.
  • Page 57: Other Functions

    Other Functions Other Functions On-Screen Displays The camcorder keeps a data code containing the date and time and other camera data (shutter speed, aperture, etc.) registered at the time of recording. You can select the data to be displayed. Turning the On-Screen Displays On/Off Repeatedly press DISP.
  • Page 58: Flash

    Other Functions Reading the Histogram Display When viewing still images you can display the histogram and the icons of all the functions used at the time of recording. Use the histogram as a reference to verify the correct exposure of the still image.
  • Page 59: Mini Video Light

    LAMP] to [ OFF] so the assist lamp does not light up. - The camcorder may not be able to focus even if the AF-assist lamp is on. - The brightness of the AF-assist lamp could be an inconvenience. Consider turning it off in public places such as restaurants or theaters.
  • Page 60: Self Timer

    Press , first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully to record the still image. The camcorder will record the still image after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen. * 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
  • Page 61 AUDIO LEVEL FUNC. Using an External Microphone When recording in very quiet surroundings, the built-in microphone may pick up the sound of the camcorder's internal machinery. In such case, we recommend using an external microphone. ICROPHONES COMPATIBLE WITH THE CCESSORY...
  • Page 62: Digital Effects

    When you apply an effect, the sound will be recorded normally. The camcorder retains the setting last used even if you turn off the digital effects or change the recording program.
  • Page 63 Setting FUNC. Icon of the currently selected FUNC. Digital Effect Desired digital effect.* FUNC. * You can preview the effect on the screen before pressing FUNC. **The icon of the selected effect appears. Applying Depending on the operation mode, these positions may be empty or show a different icon.
  • Page 64: Still Image Options

    Still Image Options Editing Functions Still Image Options Still Image Options Erasing Still Images IMPORTANT Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered. NOTES Protected images cannot be erased. Erasing a Single Image If the joystick guide does not appear on screen, press ( ) to display it.
  • Page 65: Initializing The Memory Card

    The complete initialization may take a few minutes, depending on the capacity of the memory card. Initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder. FUNC. FUNC. CARD OPERATIONS INITIALIZE INITIALIZE FUNC.
  • Page 66: Connecting To A Tv Or Vcr

    Connecting to a TV or VCR External Connections Connecting to a TV or VCR Connection Diagrams Turn off all the devices when making the connections and refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. Open the terminal cover to access. Connecting to a TV or VCR Terminal COMPONENT OUT Terminal...
  • Page 67 (IEEE1394) output. (Commercially available) * Be careful to correctly insert the 6-pin plug into the DV terminal. Inserting it in the wrong direction can result in damage to the camcorder. Output connection (Signal Flow HDMI cable (Commercially available) Connecting to a TV or VCR Connecting Cable ) to an HDTV with component video input terminals.
  • Page 68 (IEEE1394) output. (Commercially available) * Be careful to correctly insert the 6-pin plug into the DV terminal. Inserting it in the wrong direction can result in damage to the camcorder. Output connection (Signal Flow Input connection (Signal Flow AV terminals.
  • Page 69: Playback On A Tv Screen

    HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at the highest quality. - The HDMI terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
  • Page 70: Recording To A Vcr Or Digital Video Recorder

    Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Recorder You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. When recording to a digital video recorder using the HDV/DV terminal, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in video and sound quality.
  • Page 71: Analog Line-In Recording

    66)–: - If the picture does not appear, disconnect the DV cable and restore the connection after a short while or turn the camcorder off and then on again. Connecting to a TV or VCR - Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital devices equipped with a DV terminal.
  • Page 72: Digital Video Dubbing

    Digital Video Dubbing You can input video from other digital video devices and record the input video on the tape in the camcorder. Video input will be recorded on the tape in the same standard of the original (HDV or DV).
  • Page 73: Analog/Digital Conversion

    If the picture does not appear, disconnect the DV cable and restore the connection after a short while or turn the camcorder off and then on again. Do not connect any devices to the camcorder’s USB terminal while an external device is connected to the HDV/DV terminal.
  • Page 74 Transferring Video Recordings 76) except in this case you need to set DV] to [ ON] before connecting the camcorder to the computer. Note that the analog/digital conversion may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of the computer.
  • Page 75: Connecting To A Computer

    Output connection (Signal Flow DV capture board. * Be careful to correctly insert the 6-pin plug into the DV terminal. Inserting it in the wrong direction can result in damage to the camcorder. Connecting to a Computer USB Terminal Open the LCD panel cover to access.
  • Page 76: Transferring Video Recordings

    If the computer freezes while the camcorder is connected to it, disconnect the DV cable and turn off the camcorder and the computer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to connection.
  • Page 77: Transferring Still Images - Direct Transfer

    - Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card. - Do not disconnect the USB cable. - Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer. - Do not change the position of the switch or the operating mode.
  • Page 78: Transfer Orders

    ) a transfer option and press • The images are transferred and displayed on the computer. • The camcorder returns to the transfer menu once the transfer is complete. • To cancel the transfer, select ( [CANCEL] and press ( ) or press FUNC.
  • Page 79: Connecting To A Printer

    82). Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA printers marked with the PictBridge logo. Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer Insert the memory card containing the still images you want to print.
  • Page 80: Selecting The Print Settings

    The print effect can be used with printers compatible with the Image Optimize function to achieve higher quality prints. Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT]. Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can also select [VIVID], [NR] and [VIVID+NR]. ] (Number of Copies) Select 1-99 copies.
  • Page 81 Printing Multiple Images on the Same Sheet When using Canon printers, you can print the same still image multiple times on the same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended PAGE LAYOUT] settings depending on the [...
  • Page 82: Trimming Settings

    - Images whose file names were changed. - Images not recorded with this camcorder. Observe the following precautions during printing: - Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer. - Do not change the position of the switch. - Do not disconnect the USB cable.
  • Page 83 FUNC. twice to close the menu. Printing the Still Images Marked with Print Orders PRINT FUNC. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the USB connection – connection type in the previous section PC Connection Diagrams. Press FUNC.
  • Page 84: Trouble

    Trouble? Additional Information Trouble? Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Power Source Problem • Camcorder will not turn on. • The camcorder switches off by itself.
  • Page 85 Problem Video noise appears on screen. When using the camcorder in a room where a plasma TV is Video noise appears on the TV screen. The tape stops during record pause or playback pause. Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
  • Page 86 DV] to [OFF]. Set [AV/PHONES] to [ AV]. Check again that the camcorder is properly connected to the TV. When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100/S Component Cable, make sure to select the correct specification for the [COMP.OUT] setting.
  • Page 87 Initialize the memory card if flashing persists. Solution Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the printer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to mode and restore the connection.
  • Page 88: List Of Messages

    The digital device connected with the DV cable is incompatible with SUPPORTED the camcorder. PLAYBACK STD LOCKED Current camcorder settings do not match the HDV/DV standard of INCOMPATIBLE VIDEO the video input signal. Change the [PLAYBACK STD] setting to INPUT match the video input signal.
  • Page 89 Direct Print Related Messages NOTES About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Message PAPER ERROR There is a problem with the paper.
  • Page 90 The printer is experiencing a data transfer error. Cancel printing. ERROR Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the printer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to and restore the connection. When you are printing using the check the print settings.
  • Page 91: Do's And Don'ts

    Do’s and Don’ts Handling Precautions Camcorder Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel. Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like the inside of a car under direct sunlight), or high humidity.
  • Page 92 Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data. Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing.
  • Page 93 3 months. To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the switch set to...
  • Page 94: Maintenance/Others

    (Canon Digital Videocassette HDVM-E63PR, etc.) and cleaning the video heads frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available dry cleaning cassette. Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
  • Page 95: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen...
  • Page 96: General Information

    General Information General Information System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area) WS-20 Wrist Strap SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap MiniDV Video cassette WL-D87 Wireless Controller WD-H43 Wide-converter TL-H43 Tele-converter FS-43U/FS-43U II Filter Set SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case VFL-1 Video Flash Light VL-3 Video Light DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone...
  • Page 97: Optional Accessories

    This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).
  • Page 98 • Using the viewfinder to record video when the DM-50 is attached may prevent you from enjoying the full capabilities of the camcorder (for example, you may accidentally touch the microphone and include noise in the recording). Please use the LCD screen and keep a distance from the microphone.
  • Page 99 SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark. General Information...
  • Page 100: Product Codes

    General Information Product Codes Provided Accessories CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-2L13 Battery Pack WL-D87 Wireless Controller STV-250N Stereo Video Cable CTC-100 Component Cable Optional Accessories NB-2LH Battery Pack BP-2L14 Battery Pack CB-2LW Battery Charger TL-H43 Tele-converter WD-H43 Wide-converter FS-43U/FS-43U II Filter Set VFL-1 Video Flash Light VL-3 Video Light DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone...
  • Page 101: Specifications

    Minimum Illumination Recommended Illumination Image Stabilization You can play back with this camcorder tapes recorded in HDV standard with a Canon XL H1, XH G1 or XH A1 (including 24F or 30F mode). Video shot with the [ HDV (PF24)] standard will be recorded on the tape as 60i.
  • Page 102 File Format Image Compression Method This camcorder has been tested with miniSD cards up to 2 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards. This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers.
  • Page 103: Index

    9 Point AiAF (Autofocus) ... 55 Abroad, using the camcorder ..95 AEB - Auto exposure bracketing ..56 AF-assist lamp .
  • Page 104 General Information Language ..... . . 24 LCD backlight ....22 LCD screen .
  • Page 105 General Information White balance ....50 Wide angle ..... . 28 Wide TV (16:9) .
  • Page 106 THE UNITED STATES The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
  • Page 107 Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase. Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
  • Page 108 15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hl 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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