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Digital
Mini
Video
Cassette
This instruction manual covers the MV650i, MV630i, MV600i and MV600. Please note
that illustrations and explanation in this manual are based on the MV650i.
Digital Video Camcorder

Instruction Manual

PUB.DIE-181
English
Introduction
Mastering
the Basics
Using the
Full Range
of Features
Editing
MV650i
MV630i
Using a
Memory Card
Additional
Information
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Digital Mini Video Cassette This instruction manual covers the MV650i, MV630i, MV600i and MV600. Please note that illustrations and explanation in this manual are based on the MV650i. Digital Video Camcorder Instruction Manual PUB.DIE-181 English Introduction Mastering the Basics Using the...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Important Usage Instructions WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3: Reference Guide

    USB cable. You can add sample images for Card Mix and My Camera settings from the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK. Trademark Acknowledgements • Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. • D is a trademark. •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction Reference Guide ...3 Thank You for Choosing a Canon ...7 Introducing the MV650i/MV630i/MV600i/MV600 ...8 Components Guide ...9 Mastering the Basics Preparations Using a Household Power Source ...13 Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack ...14 Installing the Backup Battery ...17 Preparing the Camcorder ...18...
  • Page 5 Returning to a Pre-marked Position ...85 Editing Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ...86 Recording from Analog Video Devices MV650i MV630i MV600i (VCR, TV or Camcorder)...88 Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing) ...89 MV650i MV630i MV600i Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals...
  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Manual

    : Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. ❍ : Precautions related to the camcorder operation. ❍ Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller. ❍ [ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.
  • Page 7: Thank You For Choosing A Canon

    Thank You for Choosing a Canon The Canon MV650i/MV630i/MV600i/MV600 provides a full range of options and functions. We recommend reading this manual thoroughly before you use the camcorder. It will help you to become more familiar with your camcorder, and learn how to operate it properly.
  • Page 8: Introducing The Mv650I/Mv630I/Mv600I/Mv600

    Direct Print (MV650i/MV630i) You can print still images by connecting to a Canon Bubble Jet Printer with Direct Print function. USB Terminal (MV650i/MV630i) Allows transfer of memory card data to a computer with built-in USB port.
  • Page 9: Components Guide

    Components Guide MV650i/MV630i/MV600i/MV600 REC (record) SEARCH – button (p. 33) / Record review button (p. 33) / (rewind) button (p. 35) / CARD – button* (p. 110) LCD screen (p. 30) Backup battery cover (p. 17) DATA (self-timer) button CODE (p.
  • Page 10 Cassette compartment cover (p. 20) Cassette compartment (p. 20) only. PHOTO button (p. 54, 103) Advanced accessory MV650i shoe (p. 72) MV630i MV600i MV600 Accessory shoe (p. 149) Zoom lever (p. 28) Built-in speaker (p. 37) TAPE/CARD switch* (p. 6) TAPE CARD Grip belt (p.
  • Page 11 MIC terminal (p. 70) AV IN/OUT terminal * (p. 39) / (phones) terminal (p. 37) USB terminal * (p. 128) only. MV650i MV630i Output only. MV600 Terminal cover MV650i Remote sensor (p. 22) Stereo microphone (p. 70) Terminal cover Bottom view OPEN/EJECT switch (p.
  • Page 12: Wireless Controller

    Digital effects ON/OFF button (p. 60) Transmitter Zoom buttons (p. 28) Controller buttons (p. 43) MV650i MV630i 2 Not available with the WL-D79 MV600i ZOOM MENU CARD SLOW MENU button (p. 43) SET button (p. 43) Search buttons (p. 84)
  • Page 13: Using A Household Power Source

    Using a Household Power Source You can operate the camcorder from a household power source using the supplied power adapter. The power adapter converts current from a power outlet (100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by the camcorder.
  • Page 14: Attaching And Charging The Battery Pack

    Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack Charge the battery pack with the supplied power adapter before you use the camcorder for the first time and subsequently when the message “CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK” appears. 1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
  • Page 15 Actual time may be shorter. • We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need. • To conserve battery charge, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode. Playback Time...
  • Page 16 ❍ Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth. ❍ Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully and to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30˚...
  • Page 17: Installing The Backup Battery

    Installing the Backup Battery The backup battery allows the camcorder to retain date, time and other camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected. Power the camcorder from a household power source or with a battery pack when replacing the backup battery.
  • Page 18: Preparing The Camcorder

    Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Diopter Adjustment) 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed to adjust the viewfinder. 2. Adjust the diopter adjustment lever. Do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as it may melt (due to concentration of light by the lens).
  • Page 19: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    ❍ Filters cannot be used with the wide attachment. ❍ If dust accumulates on the wide attachment or on the camcorder lens, clean both lenses gently with a blower brush. ❍ The wide attachment may obstruct the remote sensor (the range of the wireless controller narrows), or may cause a shadow to appear on the picture when recording with a video light or the assist lamp (White LED).
  • Page 20: Loading A Cassette

    ❍ Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover. ❍ If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF. ❍ v flashes if no cassette is inserted when turning on the power (in CAMERA and PLAY (VCR) mode).
  • Page 21 ❍ 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 22: Using The Wireless Controller

    • Audio dubbing ( ❍ The wireless controller may not work properly in bright places, such as outdoors under direct sunlight, or when used too close to the camcorder. ❍ The operable range of the wireless controller may shorten when the camcorder’s remote sensor is exposed to strong light.
  • Page 23: Setting The Time Zone, Date And Time

    Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder. Install the backup battery before you begin ( Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time CAMERA PLAY (VCR) SYSTEM 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
  • Page 24: Setting The Date And Time

    ❍ Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock. ❍ Days per month and leap years will be automatically adjusted.
  • Page 25: Displaying Date And Time During Recording

    2. Turn the selector dial to select [SYSTEM] and press the selector dial. 3. Turn the selector dial to select [D/TIME SET] and press the selector dial. The year display starts to flash. 4. Turn the selector dial to select the year, and press the selector dial. •...
  • Page 26: Recording Movies On A Tape

    Recording Movies on a Tape You can use the LCD screen or the viewfinder when recording. Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Before you make important recordings, clean the video heads ( Preparations Connect a power source.
  • Page 27 When recording outdoors or through a window, do not leave LCD screen, viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight as it may cause damage. ❍ Turn the power off if you do not intend to use the camcorder for a longer time.
  • Page 28: Zooming

    Zooming The camcorder’s zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for your recordings. The camcorder automatically switches between optical zooming and digital zooming. Image resolution is slightly lower with the digital zoom. Optical Zoom MV650i 22× optical zoom Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wide- angle).
  • Page 29 88×/80×/72×, and extends further in dark blue when set to 440×/400×/360×. ❍ MV650i MV630i Because the image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode, we recommend mounting the camcorder on a tripod at large magnifications. MENU...
  • Page 30: Using The Lcd Screen

    You can rotate the LCD panel so that the screen faces in the same direction as the lens 31), or push it flat against the camcorder with the screen facing outward. 3. Close the LCD panel after use. • Close the LCD panel firmly until it clicks.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd Screen

    Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Screen CAMERA PLAY (VCR) DISPLAY SET UP 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the selector dial to select [DISPLAY SET UP] and press the selector dial. 3. Turn the selector dial to select [BRIGHTNESS] and press the selector dial.
  • Page 32 PLAY (VCR) CARD PLAY (VCR) CAMERA CARD CAMERA DISPLAY SET UP LCD MIRROR••ON 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the selector dial to select [DISPLAY SET UP] and press the selector dial. 3. Turn the selector dial to select [LCD MIRROR] and press the selector dial. 4.
  • Page 33: Searching And Reviewing When Recording

    In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your recording to check if it has been recorded properly. Press and release the c (record review) button. The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode. Record Search...
  • Page 34: Tips For Making Better Videos

    Tips for Making Better Videos Holding the Camcorder For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens.
  • Page 35: Playing Back A Tape

    5. Press the button to stop playback. ❍ If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette. ❍ To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel. The built-in speaker does not sound.
  • Page 36: Special Playback Modes

    /4a (Reverse Playback) Plays back in reverse at normal speed. Press the button during normal playback. Press the e (play) button return to normal playback. The camcorder goes into stop mode after 5 minutes in reverse playback pause. × 2 (Forward× 2 Playback)/(Reverse 2× Playback) Plays back at 2 times normal speed.
  • Page 37: Playing Back With The Built-In Speaker/Headphones

    ❍ Do not connect headphones unless “H” is displayed as it produces noise. ❍ The built-in speaker is monaural. Use headphones for stereo sound. ❍ The built-in speaker turns off when the camcorder is set to a mode other than the PLAY (VCR) mode or when you use the headphones.
  • Page 38 ❍ Sound may become distorted when the volume is turned up too high. ❍ The headphone volume can be adjusted in all operating modes. ❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off (separately for headphones and built-in speaker).
  • Page 39: Playing Back On A Tv Screen

    Playing Back on a TV Screen You can connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR to play back your recordings on a TV screen. ❍ Make sure that “H” is not displayed on the screen. If “H” is displayed on the screen, change the setting ( ❍...
  • Page 40 1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the S-150 S-video Cable (optional) to the S-video terminals. 3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio terminals of the TV/VCR. Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the red AUDIO terminal R (right).
  • Page 41 STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) 1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR. Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
  • Page 42: Selecting The Audio Output Channel

    • L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main. • R/R:Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub. 5. Press the MENU button to close the menu. The setting resets to the L/R setting when you turn the camcorder off. CARD CAMERA PLAY (VCR) OUTPUT CH•••L/R...
  • Page 43: Menus And Settings

    Menus and Settings Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on the screen. Selecting Menus and Settings 1. Set the camcorder to the correct operating mode. 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
  • Page 44 GREEN, ORANGE, BLUE, YELLOW, TURQUOISE, PURPLE A1, A2, OFF B ON, OFF See list of time zones ON, OFF PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 MV630i MV600i MV600 CARD CAMERA Setting Options MV630i MV600i/MV600 28...
  • Page 45 GREEN, ORANGE, BLUE, YELLOW, TURQUOISE, PURPLE A1, A2, OFF B ON, OFF See list of time zones ON, OFF PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 Does not appear with the MV600i MV600 CARD CAMERA MV600...
  • Page 46 CARD CAMERA Menu (C. CAM. MENU) MV650i MV630i CAMERA Submenu Menu Item CAMERA SET UP SHUTTER WHITE BAL. CARD SET UP SI QUALITY SI SIZE MOVIE SIZE * FILE NOS. VCR SET UP AV/PHONES AUDIO SET UP * WIND SCREEN DISPLAY SET UP BRIGHTNESS LCD MIRROR...
  • Page 47 ON, PUSH ON, OFF GREEN, ORANGE, BLUE, YELLOW, TURQUOISE, PURPLE A1, A2, OFF A ON, OFF See list of time zones NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 CARD PLAY (VCR)
  • Page 48: Changing The Remote Sensor Mode

    ❍ The wireless controller returns to mode 1 when you replace the batteries. Change the mode if necessary. ❍ Make sure that camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode. Display the camcorder’s mode by pressing any button on the wireless controller (except of the REMOTE SET button) and set the wireless controller’s mode to...
  • Page 49: Customizing The Camcorder

    Customizing the Camcorder You can personalise your camcorder by customizing the start-up image and the sound it makes for start-up, shutter*, start/stop and self-timer (collectively called the My Camera settings). * MV650i and MV630i only. With the MV650i and MV630i, you can also create your own start-up image.
  • Page 50: Mv650I Setting The Light-Up Buttons

    Open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [BUTTONLIGHT], set it to [PUSH ON] or [OFF] and close the menu. • ON: The buttons light up while the camcorder is turned on. The colour changes when you press a button and turns back when you release the button.
  • Page 51: Other Camcorder Settings

    You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, self- timer countdown, automatic shut-off, and unusual conditions of the camcorder. The beep will not be recorded. If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera settings will be turned off. CAMERA...
  • Page 52: Demonstration Mode

    With no cassette (MV650i/MV630i: and memory card) inserted, open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [DEMO MODE], set it to [OFF] and close the menu. To cancel the demo mode, press any button, turn off the camcorder, load a cassette (MV650i/MV630i: or insert a memory card).
  • Page 53: Changing The Recording Mode (Sp/Lp)

    ❍ If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become distorted.
  • Page 54: Recording Still Images On A Tape

    2. Press the PHOTO button fully. • F disappears. • The camcorder records the still image for approx. 6 seconds. During this time, the camcorder displays the still image and keeps recording the sound. • The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
  • Page 55 ❍ When you turn the POWER switch to OFF while the camcorder is recording the still image, it will not turn off until recording is complete. ❍ Record still images under sufficient lighting condition (in which you can identify the subject on the screen).
  • Page 56: Using The Recording Programs

    Using the 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. Availability of Functions in Each Mode: Position of the Program Selector Recording Program...
  • Page 57 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.
  • Page 58 Night 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). ❍ MV650i MV630i Night mode cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
  • Page 59 Selecting the Program AE Mode PLAY (VCR) CAMERA 1. Slide the program selector to Q (program AE). 2. Press the selector dial. A list of the program AE modes appears. 3. Select a mode and press the selector dial. The symbol of the mode appears on the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Page 60: Using Digital Effects

    Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the menu. Select [D.EFFECTS |] and press the ON/OFF button. ❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program AE mode. ❍ The digital effect turns off if you switch the program selector to [.
  • Page 61 Faders Fade Trigger (FADE-T) The image gradually fades in. Wipe (WIPE) The image begins as a vertical line in the centre 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 62 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 that becomes thinner and the image appears.
  • Page 63 Selecting a Fader CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q. 2. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. [D.EFFECTS |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear. 3. Select [FADER]. 4. Select the fader option. 5. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. The name of the selected fader flashes.
  • 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 Selecting an Effect CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. [D.EFFECTS OFF], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear. 2. Select [EFFECT]. 3. Select the effect. 4. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. The name of the selected effect flashes. 5. Press the ON/OFF button. •...
  • Page 66: Using The Multi-Image Screen

    Using the Multi-Image Screen The multi-image screen captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images with the Image Capture feature and displays them at one time. Sound will be recorded normally. This feature can be used in CAMERA and PLAY (VCR) mode. You can choose the transition speed at which to capture the subject from manual, fast (every 4 frames), moderate (every 6 frames*) or slow (every 8 frames*).
  • Page 67 Capturing 10.Press the ON/OFF button. • MANUAL: Images will be captured each time you press the ON/OFF button. The blue frame indicating the next sequence disappears after the last image. To cancel the last captured image, press and hold the ON/OFF button. To cancel the multi-image screen, press and release the ON/OFF button.
  • Page 68: Turning Off The Image Stabilizer

    [OFF] and close the menu. i disappears. ❍ We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when you mount the camcorder on a tripod. ❍ The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder shake. ❍ MV650i MV630i mode.
  • Page 69: Recording With The Self-Timer

    ❍ To cancel the self-timer, press the (when recording movies) or PHOTO button (when recording still images). ❍ The self-timer will be canceled when you turn off the camcorder. CARD CAMERA Start/stop button SELF T.
  • Page 70: Audio Recording

    (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2) for adding new sound later. Select the 16-bit mode for higher sound quality. CAMERA * MV650i/MV630i/MV600i only. AUDIO SET UP Open the menu and select [AUDIO SET UP]. Select [AUDIO MODE], set it to [16bit] and close the menu.
  • Page 71: Wind Screen

    ❍ The wind screen function cannot be turned on/off during recording. ❍ MV650i MV630i MV600i dubbing (when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC. IN] in the [AUDIO SET UP] submenu). ❍ The wind screen function cannot be used when an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal (MV650i: or when the DM-50 Microphone is attached to the advanced accessory shoe).
  • Page 72: Using The Vl-3 Video Light (Optional)

    Refer also to the VL-3 Video Light instruction manual. ❍ Always turn off the camcorder before attaching/removing the video light. ❍ Do not touch or place flammable material or plastic close to the lamp or the surrounding parts during or immediately after use;...
  • Page 73: Mv650I Using The Dm-50 Microphone (Optional)

    MV650i The high sensitive Directional Stereo Microphone DM-50 attaches to the advanced accessory shoe for cable-free operation and is powered by the camcorder’s power supply. Use it for recording or dubbing audio. Refer also to the DM-50 Microphone instruction manual.
  • Page 74: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    Adjusting the Focus Manually Some subjects may not be suitable for autofocus. In such case, focus manually. Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects: Reflective surfaces Through dirty or wet windows CAMERA 1. Set the program selector to Q. 2.
  • Page 75 Press the focus button more than 3 seconds in step 3. “MF ∞” appears. When you operate the zoom or turn the selector dial when “MF ∞” is displayed in light blue, “∞” disappears and the camcorder changes to manual focus. FOCUS...
  • Page 76: Adjusting The Ae Shift

    • If “MF” is displayed in light blue, AE shift cannot be adjusted. Press the AE SHIFT button again to display “AE ±0” in light blue. ❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program AE mode.
  • Page 77: Setting The Shutter Speed

    1/1000 1/2000 6. Close the menu. ❍ Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or higher. ❍ The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds. ❍ The setting resets to the auto setting when you switch the program selector to [, or change the program AE mode.
  • Page 78 ❍ Guidelines for Recording with High Shutter Speeds: - Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/2000 - Moving objects such as cars or roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500 or 1/250 - Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/120...
  • Page 79: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the White Balance The camcorder’s auto white balance system adjusts the colours to appear natural for different lighting conditions. However, you can use the preset modes to reproduce colours more accurately, or set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting.
  • Page 80 2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. 3. Select [WHITE BAL]. 4. Point the camcorder at a white object (such as a sheet of paper), zoom in until it fills the whole screen and select [SET W]. • W flashes and stops flashing when settings is complete.
  • Page 81: Magnifying The Image

    Magnifying the Image The playback image can be magnified by 2 times. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Move the zoom lever toward T. • The image is magnified by 2 times. • A frame appears indicating the position of the enlarged part. 2.
  • Page 82: Displaying The Data Code

    Selector dial ❍ The data code display turns off when you turn the camcorder off. ❍ The data code may not be displayed if a recording made with this camcorder is played back on a different digital camcorder. ❍ The data code cannot be displayed in frame advance/reverse playback. Camera data may not appear in some special playback modes.
  • Page 83: Selecting The Date/Time Display Combination

    Selecting the Date/Time Display Combination CAMERA PLAY (VCR) DISPLAY SET UP Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [D/TIME SEL.], set it to [DATE] or [TIME] and close the menu. Selecting the Data Code Display Combination CAMERA PLAY (VCR) DISPLAY SET UP Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP].
  • Page 84: Photo Search/Date Search

    Photo Search/Date Search You can search for a still image recorded anywhere on the tape with the photo search function, or locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function. CAMERA 1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo search and date search.
  • Page 85: Returning To A Pre-Marked Position

    Returning to a Pre-marked Position If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory and the tape will stop at that point when you rewind/fast forward the tape. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1.
  • Page 86: Recording To A Vcr Or Digital Video Device

    Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.
  • Page 87 Connecting a Digital Video Device Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device. Side with an arrow 4 pin – 4 pin: CV-150F DV Cable (optional) 4 pin – 6 pin: CV-250F DV Cable (optional) Signal flow...
  • Page 88: Mv650I Mv630I Mv600I Recording From Analog Video Devices (Vcr, Tv Or Camcorder)

    MV630i Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in the camcorder. ❍ Anomalous signals sent from the connected device may be recorded as anomalous picture (although it may not appear so on the screen), or it may not be recorded at all.
  • Page 89: Mv650I Mv630I Mv600I Recording From Digital Video Devices (Dv Dubbing)

    ❍ Copyright protected signals cannot be recorded. ❍ Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture. ❍ If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again. ❍ You can connect only one device with the DV cable.
  • Page 90 During playback: If you try to play back a tape that contains copyright control signals for protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears for a few seconds and the camcorder displays a blank blue screen. You cannot playback the contents of the tape.
  • Page 91: Mv650I Mv630I Mv600I Converting Analog Signals Into Digital Signals

    Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
  • Page 92 ❍ For normal use, set [AV \ DV OUT] to [OFF] (so that “AV \ DV” does not appear on the screen). If it is set to [ON], digital signals cannot be input via the camcorder’s DV terminal. ❍ Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal.
  • Page 93: Mv650I Mv630I Mv600I Replacing Existing Scenes (Av Insert)

    Camcorder: ❍ Use only tapes recorded in SP mode. ❍ AV insert will stop if the camcorder detects a blank section or a section not recorded in SP mode on the tape. Connected device: ❍ Use only tapes without blank sections.
  • Page 94 4. Locate the scene you wish to replace and pause playback shortly before the scene. You can use the playback buttons on the camcorder or the special playback buttons on the wireless controller. 5. Press the AV INSERT button on the wireless controller.
  • Page 95: Audio Dubbing

    ❍ Do not connect/disconnect any cable to/from the camcorder while dubbing. ❍ You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing. ❍ If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality may decrease. ❍ Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more than 3 times.
  • Page 96: Using A Microphone

    When you connect a TV via the AV terminal, you can check the picture on the TV screen but you cannot check the sound with headphones. Dubbing CAMERA 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette. MV650i MV630i MV600i [AUDIO SET UP].
  • Page 97: Playing Back The Added Sound

    Turn the selector dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the volume of Stereo 2. ❍ The camcorder resets to [STEREO 1] when you turn the camcorder off. However, the mix balance is memorised by the camcorder.
  • Page 98: Connecting To A Computer Using A Dv (Ieee1394) Cable

    Use the optional CV-150F (4 pin–4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin– 6 pin) DV Cable. DV IN/OUT terminal ❍ 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 99: Inserting And Removing The Memory Card

    ❍ If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them with the camcorder ( ❍ 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 100: Selecting The Image Quality/Size

    480] and close the menu. ❍ Still images recorded in 1024 × 768 pixels may not be displayed correctly in a camcorder not supporting this size. ❍ Still images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
  • Page 101: Changing The Movie Size

    CONTINUOUS. CONTINUOUS The camcorder memorises the file number of the last image and assigns the consecutive file number to the next image, even when a new memory card is inserted. (If a higher file number already exists on the memory card, the consecutive number will be assigned.) There will be no duplication of file numbers.
  • Page 102 When you record 3 images on the supplied memory card. CONTINUOUS CAMERA CARD SET UP To change the setting, open the menu and select [CARD SET UP]. Select [FILE NOS.], set it to [RESET] and close the menu. 101-0101 101-0102 101-0103 When you replace the memory card and record an image.
  • Page 103: Recording Still Images On A Memory Card

    104), or from devices connected via the DV terminal or AV terminal ( ❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card while the card access display (<<< or >>>) in the upper right corner of the screen or the card access indicator is flashing.
  • Page 104 Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder You can record images from a tape in the camcorder as still images on a memory card. CAMERA 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. 2. Play back the tape. 3. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record appears.
  • Page 105 Change the setting as necessary ( CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Connect the camcorder to the video device. • S-video/AV terminal: See Playing Back on a TV Screen ( • DV terminal: See Connecting a Digital Video Device ( 2.
  • Page 106: Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode)

    PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion. CAMERA 1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode. 2. Press the button. 3. Select the direction with the CARD +/– button.
  • Page 107 ❍ Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%. ❍ Do not include moving subject in the overlapping portion. ❍ Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They may appear warped or doubled up.
  • Page 108: Mv650I Recording Motion Jpeg Movies On A Memory Card

    Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card MV650i You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder 109), or from devices connected via the AV terminal (analog line-in) or the DV terminal ( 109).
  • Page 109 Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder You can record movies from a tape in the camcorder on a memory card. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. 2. Play back the tape. 3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.
  • Page 110: Playing Back A Memory Card

    ❍ Still images not recorded with this camcorder may not be printed correctly on a Bubble Jet Printer with the direct print function. ❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card while the card access display (<<<) in the upper right corner of...
  • Page 111: Index Screen

    Index Screen CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. In single image display, press the button. • Up to 6 images appear. • MV650i Movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image indicated by “ ”. 2. Press the CARD +/– button to change the image selection.
  • Page 112 Card Jump Function You can locate still images/movies without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper right of the screen indicates the image number of the current image by the total number of images. CAMERA In single image display, press and hold the CARD + or CARD –...
  • Page 113: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure during single image display or index screen display. If a memory card is formatted, all images, even protected ones, will be erased permanently. ❍ The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are already protected.
  • Page 114: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images You can erase images singly or all at once. Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered. ❍ Protected images cannot be erased. ❍ Movies can only be erased when the first or last scene is displayed as MV650i a still image.
  • Page 115: Selecting Still Images For Printing (Print Order)

    Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order) You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. ❍ Make sure to insert a memory card that contains images. ❍...
  • Page 116: Erasing All Print Orders

    Erasing All Print Orders CAMERA CARD OPERATIONS 1. In single image display, open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. 2. Select [ PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE]. “ERASE ALL PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears. 3. Select [YES]. All “ ” disappear. 4.
  • Page 117: Printing With The Direct Print Function

    Printing with the Direct Print Function You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a Canon Bubble Jet Printer with Direct Print function. The Direct Print function can also be used with the print order settings ( 115).
  • Page 118: Selecting The Number Of Copies

    Printing CAMERA 1. In single image display, select the still image you wish to print and press the selector dial. The print setting menu appears. 2. Set the number of copies and the print style. • Selecting the Number of Copies. •...
  • Page 119 Selecting the paper size: 1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial to select [Style] and press the selector dial. 2. Make sure that is selected and press the selector dial. 3. Turn the selector dial to select the paper size and press the selector dial. 4.
  • Page 120: Printing With Print Order Settings

    139). With most errors, printing resumes automatically after you correct the error. If the error persists, press the selector dial to cancel printing. ❍ Follow below procedure when disconnecting the interface cable: 1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer. 2. Turn off the camcorder. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA 117).
  • Page 121: Combining Images (Card Mix)

    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual. ❍ Reselect the card mix image when you have turned off the camcorder or changed the position of the program selector.
  • Page 122 Card Luminance Key (CARD LUMI.) Combines illustrations or title with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of the light area of the card mix image. You can create your own title or illustration by drawing on a white paper and recording it to the memory card. Mix level adjustment: light area of the still image.
  • Page 123: Selecting The Card Mix Effect

    Selecting the Card Mix Effect PLAY (VCR) CAMERA CARD MIX MIX TYPE•••CARD CHROMA 1. Set the program selector to Q. 2. Open the menu and select [\ CARD MIX]. The card mix menu appears. 3. Select the image you wish to combine with the CARD +/–...
  • Page 124 F flashes in white and turns green when focus is adjusted. 2. Press the PHOTO button fully. • The camcorder records the still image on the tape for approx. 6 seconds. During this time, the camcorder displays the still image and keeps recording the sound.
  • Page 125: Copying Still Images

    Copying Still Images You can copy still images from tape to memory card, or from memory card to tape. ❍ All still images from the selected still image onward will be copied. ❍ The image size of a still image copied from tape to memory card will be 640 × 480.
  • Page 126: Copying Still Images From Memory Card To Tape

    Copying Still Images from Memory Card to Tape Load a cassette with enough free space, and insert a recorded memory card. Make sure that the protect tab on the cassette is set to allow recording. CAMERA CARD OPERATIONS 1. Select the first still image you wish to copy with the CARD +/–...
  • Page 127: Formatting A Memory Card

    ❍ Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered. ❍ If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the camcorder. ❍ Makes sure to insert the memory card you wish to format into the camcorder. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS 1.
  • Page 128: Connecting To A Computer Using A Usb Cable

    USB cable. ❍ Do not disconnect the USB cable, remove the memory card, change the position of the POWER switch or turn off the camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer (while the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing).
  • Page 129: Creating A Start-Up Image

    Creating a Start-up Image You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card or a sample start-up image provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK and save it as [MY IMAGE]. ❍ Make sure to insert a memory card with enough remaining capacity. ❍...
  • Page 130: Memory Card Information

    ❍ We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data.
  • Page 131: Sample Images

    Sample Images 27 sample images are pre-recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card: 8 card chroma key images, 5 card luminance key images, 2 camera chroma key images and 12 card animation images. Card Chroma Key Card Luminance Key Camera Chroma Key Card Animation...
  • Page 132 Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual. If you cannot use the USB cable to connect the camcorder to a computer, you will need a PC Card Adapter to upload the images to a memory card.
  • Page 133: Screen Displays

    • When the POWER switch is set to PLAY (VCR): The displays appear on the connected TV screen and disappear when you press the button again. The setting resets to the OFF setting when you turn the camcorder off. When the TV screen displays are hidden, the displays still appear on the LCD screen. If you turn on the data code, displays other than the data code will disappear from the LCD screen.
  • Page 134 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 ( : Condensation...
  • Page 135: Screen Displays During Advanced Recording/Playback

    Screen Displays during Advanced Recording/Playback CAMERA Mode MV650i MV650i Image stabilizer ( Zoom ( AE shift ( Program AE ( Manual focus ( Shutter speed ( White balance ( Card mix** ( 121) Digital effects ( Date and time ( AF/AE locked in Photo mode ( PLAY (VCR) Mode...
  • Page 136 CARD CAMERA Mode MV650i MV630i MV650i Stitch assist ( 106) Zoom ( Program AE ( AE shift ( Manual focus Shutter speed White balance Date and time ( AF/AE locked in Photo mode ( 103) CARD PLAY (VCR) Mode MV650i MV630i Print order ( 115)
  • Page 137: List Of Messages

    Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the ERASURE PREVENTION position of the protect switch. REMOVE THE Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload CASSETTE and reload the cassette. CHECK THE DV INPUT DV cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is turned off.
  • Page 138 No images are recorded on the memory card. A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or play back the image. The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after...
  • Page 139: Direct Print Related Messages

    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 centre listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide. Printer error Turn off the printer and turn it back on.
  • Page 140: Maintenance

    142). Storage ❍ If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 86˚F (30˚C). ❍ After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder is still working properly.
  • Page 141 ❍ When the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned. ❍ To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
  • Page 142 When the camcorder is left in a humid room How to avoid condensation: ❍ Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag. When condensation is detected: ❍...
  • Page 143: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Centre for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs with PAL system.
  • Page 144: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Centre if the problem persists. Power Source Problem Camcorder will not turn The camcorder switches off by itself. Cassette compartment will not open.
  • Page 145 Tape reached the end ( flashes on the screen). Cassette is protected (v flashes on the screen). Camcorder is set to a mode other than the CAMERA mode. Camcorder will not Autofocus does not work on focus. that subject.
  • Page 146 Memory card is not inserted. File number reached maximum value. SD Memory Card is protected. Camcorder is not set to CARD PLAY (VCR) mode. Memory card is not inserted. Image is protected. SD memory card is protected. Card error occurred.
  • Page 147: System Diagram

    System Diagram MV650i WA-30.5 Wide Attachment MV650i MV630i WL-D79 Wireless Controller WD-30.5 Wide- MV600i MV600 converter WL-D80 Wireless Controller TL-30.5 Tele- converter FS-30.5U Filter Set VL-3 Video Light MV650i MV650i DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone BP-900 Series VL-10Li Battery Pack* Battery...
  • Page 148: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. BP-500 Series Battery Packs When you need extra battery packs, select from the following: BP-511, BP-512, BP-522 or BP-535. CG-570 Battery Charger The battery charger can be used with the...
  • Page 149 • BP-900 series battery packs are charged with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter. VL-3 Video Light MV650i This video light enables you to record brightly in colour even in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe for cable- free operation. DM-50 Directional Stereo MV650i Microphone This highly sensitive, super-directional microphone attaches to the camcorder’s...
  • Page 150 SC-1000 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.
  • Page 151: Specifications

    Memory Card are to be included in the total number. File format* This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimised, yielding extremely high...
  • Page 152 -57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more ø3.5 mm stereo minijack 0 – 40˚C 103 × 58 × 147 mm MV650i: 525 g, MV630i/MV600i/MV600: 520 g MV650i/MV630i/MV600i only 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 17 W 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A 0 –...
  • Page 153: Index

    6-second auto date ... . 83 Abroad, using the camcorder . . . 143 Accessories....7, 148 Accessory shoe .
  • Page 154 MIC terminal ....70 Movie size * ....101 MultiMediaCard * .
  • Page 155 Canon UK Ltd. Ribcon Way Luton Bedfordshire LU4 9UR Telephone 0870-241-2161 Canon Australia Pty. Ltd 1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, N.S.W. 2113, Australia Telephone 805-2000, Fax 887-4484 Canon New Zealand Ltd Akoranga Business Park, Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand Telephone: 489-0300, Fax: 489-0380 Canon Singapore Pte.

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