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Canon MV MVX30i Instruction Manual

Canon digital camcorder instruction manual: models mvx35i, mvx30i.
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    (Installation and Preparation) This instruction manual explains how to install the software, connect the camcorder to a computer, and download images from a memory card to a computer. For more detailed operational instructions, refer to the PDF format manual provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows or...

  • Page 2: Introduction 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: Using This Manual

    Using this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon MVX35i/MVX30i. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Change the display language before you begin ( Symbols and References Used in This Manual ❍...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Basic Functions Preparations Preparing the Power Supply...11 Loading/Unloading a Cassette ...14 Installing the Backup Battery ...15 Preparing the Camcorder ...16 Using the Wireless Controller...17 Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time...18 Recording Recording Movies on a Tape ...21 Zooming ...25 Tips for Making Better Videos ...27...

  • Page 5

    Other Camcorder Settings ...78 Editing Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ...81 Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) ...83 Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing)...84 Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ...86 Audio Dubbing...88...

  • Page 6: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking Supplied Accessories CA-570 Compact NB-2LH Battery Pack Power Adapter (incl. power cord) Two AA (R6) Batteries WL-D83 Wireless Controller PC-A10 SCART IFC-300PCU USB Cable SDC-8M SD Memory Adapter* Ring Light Adapter * Not supplied in Oceania and China. Lithium Button Battery CR2025 WL-D84 Wireless Controller...

  • Page 7: Components Guide

    Components Guide MVX35i/MVX30i DIGITAL EFFECTS button ( (flash) button ( 101) / (play/pause) button ( CARD STILL/MOVIE button* 111) (self-timer) button ( 57) / REC PAUSE button ( CARD MIX button ( 116) / SLIDE SHOW button ( 112) / (stitch assist) button ( 109) / END SEARCH button (...

  • Page 8

    AUDIO LEVEL button ( LIGHT button* ( Viewfinder ( Dioptric adjustment lever POWER indicator Start/stop button 21, 104) Power switch ( 3, 139) CAMERA PLAY(VCR) NETWORK * MVX35i only. PHOTO button ( Zoom lever ( TAPE/CARD switch ( Using a tape Using a memory card Program selector ( Easy recording...

  • Page 9

    MIC terminal ( Backup battery compartment ( S-video terminal ( Tripod socket ( Stereo microphone Flash ( 101) Mini video light (assist lamp) 46, 47) Assist lamp ( Remote sensor ( Tally lamp ( Terminal cover AV terminal ( (phones) terminal ( DC IN terminal ( CHARGE indicator ( USB terminal (...

  • Page 10: Wireless Controller

    Wireless Controller This illustration shows the WL-D84 supplied with the MVX35i. The WL-D83 supplied with the MVX30i is not equipped with the CARD STILL/MOVIE button. Zoom buttons ( Select buttons ( PHOTO button ( START/STOP button ( SELF T. button ( D.

  • Page 11: Preparing The Power Supply

    The CHARGE indicator starts flashing. It glows steadily when charging is complete. 4. When charging is complete, disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect it from the adapter. 5. Remove the battery pack after use.

  • Page 12: Using A Household Power Source

    4. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal. ❍ Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter. ❍ If the adapter is used close to a TV, it may cause picture interference. Move the adapter away from the TV or the aerial cable.

  • Page 13

    ❍ 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. NB-2LH NB-2L BP-2L12 160 min.

  • Page 14: Loading/unloading A Cassette

    ❍ Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover. If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/ unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF.

  • Page 15: Installing The Backup Battery

    Installing the Backup Battery The backup battery (lithium button battery CR2025) allows the camcorder to retain date, time ( 18) and other camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected. Connect a power source to the camcorder when replacing the backup battery to retain the settings.

  • Page 16: Preparing The Camcorder

    Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment) 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. 2. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever. Attaching the Lens Cap 1. Attach the cord to the lens cap. 2. Pass the grip belt through the loop on the cord.

  • Page 17: Using The Wireless Controller

    77). If the wireless controller does not work, check if camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode. ❍ When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be operated in very close range, replace the batteries. Make sure to replace both batteries at the same time.

  • Page 18: Setting The Time Zone, Date And Time

    Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when you have replaced the backup battery. Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time CAMERA SYSTEM 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.

  • Page 19

    Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock. 24 1...

  • Page 20: Displaying Date And Time During Recording

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

  • Page 21: Recording

    Recording Movies on a Tape 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 ( Recording 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.

  • Page 22: Allowing The Subject To Monitor The Lcd Screen

    This is not a malfunction. The audio recording level can also be adjusted manually ( ❍ The camcorder will shut off after 5 minutes when left in record pause mode to protect tape and video heads. “ 20 seconds before shutoff. To continue recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.

  • Page 23: Time Code

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

  • Page 24: Reviewing And Searching When Recording

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

  • Page 25: Zooming

    Zooming The camcorder automatically switches between optical zooming and digital zooming. Image resolution is slightly lower with the digital zoom. 10× Optical Zoom PLAY (VCR) CAMERA Move the zoom lever toward angle). Move it toward Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom. Press harder for a faster zoom.

  • Page 26

    40×/200× Digital Zoom (Card: 40×) CAMERA CAMERA SETUP 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the SET dial to select [CAMERA SETUP] and press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select [D.ZOOM] and press the SET dial.

  • Page 27: 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 28: Playback

    Playing Back a Tape 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 147). 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to b.

  • Page 29: Special Playback Modes

    ❍ There is no sound during special playback. ❍ The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes. ❍ The camcorder stops the tape automatically after 5 minutes in playback pause mode to protect tape and video heads. CARD –...

  • Page 30: Adjusting The Volume

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

  • Page 31: Playing Back On A Tv Screen

    1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the PC-A10 SCART Adapter to the TV or VCR’s SCART terminal. 3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio/video terminals on the SCART Adapter.

  • Page 32

    Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual. 1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR. Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.

  • Page 33

    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 34: Selecting The Audio Output Channel

    • L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main. • R/R:Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub. 5. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option. The setting resets to the L/R setting when you turn the camcorder off. CARD CAMERA PLAY (VCR) OUTPUT CH••••L/R...

  • Page 35: 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. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the SET dial to select a submenu and press the SET dial.

  • Page 36: Camera Menu

    Menu and Default Settings Default settings are shown in boldface. CAMERA MENU CAMERA Submenu \CARD MIX MIX TYPE ANIMAT. TYPE MIX LEVEL CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER A.SL SHUTTER D. ZOOM IMG STAB i 16:9 WHITE BAL. AF AST LAMP NIGHT MODE SKIN DETAIL STILL I.

  • Page 37

    Submenu Menu Item SYSTEM WL. REMOTE TALLY LAMP BEEP T.ZONE/DST D/TIME SET MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER. SOUND SELF-T SOUND Setting Options A1, A2, OFF B ON, OFF ON, OFF See list of time zones. OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND...

  • Page 38

    PLAY (VCR) MENU CAMERA Submenu VCR SETUP REC MODE AV/PHONES H MVX35i: AV \ DV/ MVX30i: AV \ DV AUDIO SETUP OUTPUT CH AUDIO DUB. WIND SCREEN MIC ATT MIC LEVEL 12bit AUDIO MIX BALANCE AUDIO MODE CARD SETUP IMG QUALITY MOVIE SIZE FILE NOS.

  • Page 39

    Submenu Menu Item Setting Options MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER. SOUND SELF-T SOUND...

  • Page 40

    CARD CAMERA MENU CAMERA Submenu CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER A.SL SHUTTER D. ZOOM WHITE BAL. AF AST LAMP FOCUS PRI. NIGHT MODE SKIN DETAIL REVIEW CARD SETUP IMG QUALITY IMAGE SIZE MOVIE SIZE FILE NOS. AV/PHONES H VCR SETUP AUDIO SETUP WIND SCREEN MIC ATT H VOLUME...

  • Page 41

    Submenu Menu Item SYSTEM WL. REMOTE TALLY LAMP BEEP T.ZONE/DST D/TIME SET MY CAMERA S-UP SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER. SOUND SELF-T SOUND Setting Options A1, A2, OFF B ON, OFF ON, OFF See list of time zones. OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND...

  • Page 42

    ON, OFF <PLAYBK> DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS, ITALIANO, A1, A2, OFF A ON, OFF STANDARD, STORAGE See list of time zones. NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND CARD PLAY Setting Options...

  • Page 43: Using The Recording Programs

    Using the Recording Programs Easy Recording Program The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. Program AE Modes Auto The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically. However, you have the option of adjusting the settings manually.

  • Page 44: Selecting The Easy Recording Program

    Availability of Functions in Each Mode: Recording Program Image Stabilizer Focus White Balance Wind screen Shutter Speed Exposure Lock Digital Effects 16:9 Card Mix Microphone attenuator Microphone level h: Available A: Auto setting Shaded area : Can be used only in CAMERA mode. Selecting the Easy Recording Program CAMERA Set the program selector to [.

  • Page 45

    - The picture may not appear smooth when played back. ❍ Low Light mode: - Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage. - Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes. - The camcorder may have difficulty to focus automatically. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY...

  • Page 46: Using The Night Modes

    3. Press the NIGHT MODE button. • The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen. • Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode. ❍ Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage. ❍ Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.

  • Page 47: Using The Mini Video Light

    Using the Mini Video Light You can turn on the mini video light (assist lamp) at any time regardless of the program AE modes. LIGHT button PLAY (VCR) CAMERA Press the LIGHT button. • “ ” appears on the screen. •...

  • Page 48

    Attaching the Ring Light Adapter 1. Attach the Ring Light Adapter to the camcorder as shown in the illustration. 2. Move the LOCK lever in the direction of the arrow. Recording with the Ring Light Adapter CAMERA 1. Move the zoom lever toward W.

  • Page 49: Skin Detail Function

    Skin Detail Function When shooting close-ups of people, the camcorder automatically softens details to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections for a more complimentary appearance. PLAY (VCR) CAMERA CAMERA SETUP Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SKIN DETAIL], set it to [SOFT] and close the menu.

  • Page 50: Adjusting Exposure Manually

    Exposure Adjustment When the exposure is locked, you can adjust it manually to handle difficult lighting conditions. The camcorder’s iris can be set to any position from fully closed to fully open. CAMERA Turn the SET dial to adjust the brightness of the image.

  • Page 51: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    Adjusting the Focus Manually Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. Subjects with low Reflective contrast or without surfaces vertical lines SET dial FOCUS button PLAY (VCR) CAMERA 1. Set the program selector to 2.

  • Page 52

    ❍ The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the program selector to [. ❍ Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder. Infinity Focus Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or fireworks.

  • Page 53: Setting The White Balance

    CAMERA SETUP 1. Set the program selector to 2. For custom white balance: Point the camcorder at a white object and zoom in until it fills the whole screen. Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 3 is completed.

  • Page 54

    ❍ When the program selector is set to [, white balance is preset to [AUTO]. ❍ The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off. However, it resets to [AUTO] when you change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.

  • Page 55: Setting The Shutter Speed

    ❍ If the shutter speed is set to 1/500 or higher in CAMERA mode and you switch to CARD CAMERA mode, it automatically changes to 1/250. ❍ Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or higher.

  • Page 56: Auto Slow Shutter

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

  • Page 57: Using The Self-timer

    (when recording movies) or the PHOTO button (when recording still image) to cancel the self-timer. ❍ The self-timer will be cancelled when you turn off the camcorder. PHOTO button Start/stop button...

  • Page 58: 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 59: Audio Recording

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

  • Page 60: Microphone Attenuator

    ❍ The audio level can be changed when the green bar is displayed. We recommend hiding the bar when you have finished adjusting to prevent accidental changes. ❍ The microphone level resets to [AUTO] when you switch the program selector to [. ❍...

  • Page 61: Recording With An External Microphone

    Wind Screen The camcorder reduces wind noise automatically. However, you can turn off the wind screen when recording indoors, or when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Only when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC IN].

  • Page 62: Using Digital Effects

    Using Digital Effects Faders ( Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Fade Trigger (FADE-T) Wipe (WIPE) Corner Wipe (CORNER) Jump (JUMP) Flip (FLIP) The image gradually fades in. The image gradually fades out. The image begins as a vertical line in the centre and expands sideways until it fills the whole screen.

  • Page 63

    Puzzle (PUZZLE) Zigzag (ZIGZAG) Beam (BEAM) Tide (TIDE) The image appears in 16 pieces. The pieces move around until the puzzle is solved. The image is divided into 16 pieces. The pieces move around and disappear. The image appears in zigzag from the top of the screen.

  • Page 64

    Effects ( Add flavour to your recordings. Art (ART) The image becomes like a paint (solarization). Mosaic (MOSAIC) The image is blurred through enlarging the size of some pixels. Wave (WAVE) Both ends of the image sway in waves. Multi-Image Screen ( Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at one time.

  • Page 65: Selecting A Fader

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

  • Page 66: Selecting An Effect

    Selecting an Effect In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to CAMERA 1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. [D.EFFECT |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear. 2. Select [EFFECT]. 3. Select the effect. A preview of the selected effect is shown as an animation. 4.

  • Page 67: Using The Multi-image Screen

    Using the Multi-Image Screen You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes: - When [S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse playback - When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to CAMERA PLAY (VCR)

  • Page 68

    Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the menu. Select [D.EFFECT |] and press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. ❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program AE mode. ❍ The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.

  • Page 69: Magnifying The Image

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

  • Page 70: Displaying The Data Code

    Displaying the Data Code The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). When you play back a tape, you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to display.

  • Page 71

    CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Press the DATA CODE button. ❍ The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder. ❍ Only date and time appear in CARD PLAY mode. Six-Second Auto Date Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date or time zone has changed.

  • Page 72: End Search

    In stop mode, press the END SEARCH button. • “END SEARCH” appears. • The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the recording and stops the tape. • Pressing the button again cancels the search.

  • Page 73: Returning To A Pre-marked Position

    Returning to a Pre-marked Position If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory and the tape will stop at that point when you rewind/fast forward the tape. This function is operated with the wireless controller.

  • Page 74: Date Search

    Date Search You can locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function. This function is operated with the wireless controller. CAMERA Press the + or - button to begin searching. • Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10 times).

  • Page 75: 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, operation and self-timer (collectively called the My Camera settings). Changing the My Camera Settings CAMERA PLAY (VCR) MY CAMERA 1.

  • Page 76: Changing The Display Language

    Changing the Display Language The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese or Japanese. CAMERA DISPLAY SETUP/ To change the display language, open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ].

  • Page 77: 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 78: Other Camcorder Settings

    You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, self- timer countdown, and unusual conditions of the camcorder. If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera settings will be turned off.

  • Page 79

    LCD Backlight The LCD backlight is brighter when the camcorder is powered from a household power source. However, you can set the backlight at battery use to the same brightness. PLAY (VCR) CAMERA DISPLAY SETUP/ Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ to [BRIGHT] and close the menu.

  • Page 80: Turning Off The Image Stabilizer

    The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a recording media for more than 5 minutes. However, you can set the camcorder not to start the demonstration mode.

  • Page 81: 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 82

    ❍ When connecting a digital video device: - If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again. - Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal.

  • Page 83: Recording From Analog Video Devices (vcr, Tv Or Camcorder)

    Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in the camcorder. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device.

  • Page 84: Recording From Digital Video Devices (dv Dubbing)

    8. Connected Device: Stop playback. ❍ Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture. ❍ If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again. ❍ You can only record signals from devices with the system in SP or LP format.

  • Page 85

    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 86: Converting Analog Signals Into Digital Signals (analog-digital Converter)

    Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.

  • Page 87

    ❍ Users of Windows XP with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port can output the signals to a computer using the USB cable by installing the Canon USB Video Driver from the supplied DV Network Software ( CARD CAMERA...

  • Page 88: Audio Dubbing

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

  • Page 89

    ❍ 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 90: Playing Back The Added Sound

    Turn the SET dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the volume of Stereo 2. ❍ The camcorder resets to [STEREO1] when you turn the camcorder off. However, the mix balance is memorised by the camcorder.

  • Page 91: Transferring Video Recordings To A Computer

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

  • Page 92

    CAMERA 1. Install the Canon USB Video Driver supplied with the DV Network Software. See Installing Only the Canon USB Video Driver in the DV Network Software Instruction Manual. 2. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder. 3. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.

  • Page 93: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    4. Close the cover and slide it to the left. ❍ This camcorder is compatible with SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards only. Do not use any other types of memory cards. ❍ Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.

  • Page 94: Selecting The Image Quality/size

    Selecting the Image Quality/Size Changing the Still Image Quality You can choose from Superfine, Fine and Normal. CAMERA CARD SETUP Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMG QUALITY], set it to [SUPER FINE] or [NORMAL] and close the menu. Changing the Still Image Size You can choose from 1632 ×...

  • Page 95: Changing The Movie Size

    Changing the Movie Size You can choose between 352 × 288 pixels and 176 × 144 pixels. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD SETUP Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [MOVIE SIZE], set it to [176×144] and close the menu. ❍...

  • Page 96: File Numbers

    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.)

  • Page 97: Recording Still Images On A Memory Card

    Recording Still Images on a Memory Card You can record still images with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder or from devices connected via the DV terminal or AV terminal. You can also record a still image on the memory card while you record a movie on the tape.

  • Page 98

    No focusing frame appears. In step 2, F turns green, and focus and exposure are locked. ❍ The camcorder shuts off when you do not operate it for 5 minutes to save power. “ AUTO POWER OFF” appears 20 seconds before shutoff. To continue recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.

  • Page 99: Recording From A Tape In The Camcorder

    2. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record appears. • The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other information appear. • When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts immediately.

  • Page 100: Screen Displays During Still Image Recording

    ❍ When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices: - A still image recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically compressed. - The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been recorded on the memory card.

  • Page 101: Using The Flash

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

  • Page 102

    The AF-assist lamp lights up when you focus manually while the PHOTO button is pressed halfway and turns off after a short time. - The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is lighting.

  • Page 103: Reviewing A Still Image Right After Recording

    Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been recorded. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CAMERA SETUP Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a setting option and close the menu.

  • Page 104: Recording Movies On A Memory Card

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

  • Page 105: Image Size

    3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears. 4. Press the start/stop button to stop recording. When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices: ❍ A movie recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically compressed.

  • Page 106: Selecting The Focusing Point

    ❍ The focusing point can be selected only when Focus-Priority is set to [ON] in CARD CAMERA mode. ❍ The focusing point returns to the centre if you turn off the camcorder, change from CARD CAMERA mode or move the program selector to [.

  • Page 107: Selecting The Drive Mode

    PHOTO button. For the number of frames per second, refer to High-Speed the table on the next page. Continuous Shooting AEB (Auto The camcorder records a still image in three different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to Exposure Bracketing) choose the perfect exposed shot. Single Records a single still image when you press the PHOTO button.

  • Page 108

    Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card. Frames per Second Normal speed High speed 2 frames 3 frames 3 frames 5 frames 3 frames 5 frames PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA Maximum Number of Continuous Shots 10 images 10 images 60 images ” (camcorder shake CARD PLAY...

  • Page 109: Recording Panoramic Images (stitch Assist Mode)

    Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large panoramic scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer. CARD +/– button button When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode: PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them.

  • Page 110

    5. Record the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first image. • Minor discrepancies in the overlapped area can be corrected with the software. • You can retake an image by pressing the CARD +/– button to return to the previous image.

  • Page 111: Playing Back A Memory Card

    CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode. To playback a movie, press the CARD STILL/MOVIE button. The camcorder displays the movie playback mode. 2. Press the CARD +/– button to move between images. 3. To play back a movie, press the e/a button.

  • Page 112: Slide Show

    ❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch, disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result in data damage.

  • Page 113

    Card Jump Function You can locate images 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 PLAY (VCR) For movies, press the CARD STILL/MOVIE button. Press and hold the CARD + or CARD –...

  • Page 114: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image or index screen. If a memory card is formatted, all still images and movies, even protected ones, will be erased permanently. ❍ The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are already protected.

  • Page 115: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images You can erase images singly or all at once. Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered. ❍ Protected images cannot be erased. ❍ Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image. ❍...

  • Page 116: Combining Images (card Mix)

    Combining Images (Card Mix) You can produce effects not possible with just a tape with the Card Mix function. Choose one of the sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card (such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video recording.

  • Page 117: Selecting The Card Mix Effect

    Card Animation (C. ANIMATION) Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from 3 types of card animation effects. • Corner: Animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen. • Straight: Animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves to the right and left.

  • Page 118: Sample Images

    • The combined image appears. ❍ Card mix cannot be used when [STILL I. REC] is set to [ NORMAL]. ❍ Movies recorded on a memory card cannot be combined with camcorder recordings. ❍ Additional sample images are provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.

  • Page 119

    Card Animation The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are intended only for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these sample images for other purposes. If you have mistakenly erased the sample images on the supplied SD Memory Card, they can be downloaded from the following homepages: http://www.canon-europe.com/products/products.html...

  • Page 120: Formatting A Memory Card

    ❍ Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images. ❍ Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered. ❍ If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the camcorder. CAMERA CARD OPERATIONS 1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].

  • Page 121: Creating A Start-up Image

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

  • Page 122: Printing Still Images

    Printing Still Images You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a printer with Direct Print function. You can also use the print order settings for direct printing ( Following printers can be connected to your camcorder: Canon Printers...

  • Page 123: Printing With The (print/share) Button

    With the MVX35i, the USB connection mode may not be correctly set in the menu. Make sure that [ ❍ Do not connect the camcorder to a printer when the camcorder is set to a mode other than the CARD PLAY mode.

  • Page 124

    Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] and press the SET dial. - Canon Bubble Jet Printer: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the paper is fed through. - Canon CP-Printer: A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing stops when the current print is finished and the remaining prints are cancelled.

  • Page 125: Selecting The Print Settings

    [BORDERLESS]: The centre portion of the recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly. ❍ [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon Bubble Jet printers. 130) is common...

  • Page 126: Paper Settings

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

  • Page 127

    Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimise) This function uses the camcorder's recording information to optimise the image data, yielding high quality prints. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select (print effect) and press the SET dial.

  • Page 128

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

  • Page 129

    Selecting the Image Style 2. Make sure that (IMAGE) is selected and press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select the image style and press the SET dial. Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu.

  • Page 130: Trimming Settings

    • Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. ❍ About the color of the trimming frame (Canon CP-Printers only): - White: No trimming settings. - Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear in green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.)

  • Page 131: Printing With Print Order Settings

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

  • Page 132

    4. Close the menu. Printing CAMERA PRINT 1. Connect the printer to the camcorder ( 2. Open the menu and select [\ • The print setting menu appears. • “SET PRINT ORDER” appears, when you connect a printer with direct print function and select [\ PRINT] without having set the print order.

  • Page 133: Transferring Memory Card Images To A Computer

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

  • Page 134

    Still Images are saved in the [***CANON] folder of the [DCIM] folder, and movies are saved in the [PRL***] folder of the [SD_VIDEO] folder. CAMERA SYSTEM Open the menu and select [SYSTEM].

  • Page 135: Direct Transfer Windows Os Only

    CARD + / – button button Preparations The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software and set the auto-launch setting. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software.

  • Page 136: Transferring A Selected Image

    From the second time on, you only need to connect the camcorder to the computer to transfer images. Transferring All Images, New Images or Images with Transfer Orders To transfer images with transfer order, you need to set the transfer orders ( CAMERA 1.

  • Page 137

    ❍ Do not change the operating mode while the camcorder is connected to a computer. ❍ Do not press the CARD STILL/MOVIE button while the camcorder is connected to a computer. ❍ Only still images in JPEG format and movies in Motion JPEG format can be transferred.

  • Page 138: Selecting Images For Transfer (transfer Order)

    Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 998 images can be selected. Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders. CAMERA 1. Select the image you wish to transfer.

  • Page 139: About The Network Mode

    Manual. Connection 1. Install DV Messenger. If you wish to connect the camcorder using a USB cable, you also need to install the Canon USB Video Driver. 2. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder. 3. Press the small button below the POWER switch and turn the POWER switch to NETWORK.

  • Page 140: Screen Displays

    Hiding/Showing the Displays on the TV Screen When you connect a TV for recording, you can select to show the camcorder displays on the TV screen. For playback, you can hide the camcorder displays on the TV screen. CAMERA DISPLAY SETUP/ Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ to [OFF] and close the menu.

  • Page 141

    Screen Displays during Recording/Playback CAMERA Mode (see also Self-timer ( Zoom ( Skin detail ( Exposure ( Program AE ( Shutter speed ( Manual focus ( White balance ( Card mix ( 116) Digital effects ( Date and time ( AF/AE locked during still image recording ( Flash (...

  • Page 142

    Focusing frame 106) Flash ( 101) CARD PLAY Mode Slide show ( 112) Data code ( 100) Drive mode ( Camcorder shake warning Protect mark ( File number ( Current image/ total images Length of the movie Lap time 107) 114)

  • Page 143: List Of Messages

    NO IMAGES No images are recorded on the memory card. CARD ERROR A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or play back the image. The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4 seconds and “...

  • Page 144: Direct Print Related Messages

    Waste tank is full. Refer to the instruction manual of your printer. You attempted to print an image that was made with another camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer. You attempted to print an image that was made with another camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer.

  • Page 145

    Message READJUST TRIMMING You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings. PRINTER ERROR Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. PRINT ERROR Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable.

  • Page 146: Maintenance/others

    147). Storage ❍ If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 ˚C. ❍ After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder is still working properly.

  • Page 147

    ❍ 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 148

    ❍ If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears and “v” starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape. ❍ A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.

  • Page 149

    ❍ Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use. ❍ Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder. ❍ Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty.

  • Page 150: Using The Camcorder Abroad

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

  • Page 151: 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 Battery pack is exhausted. Battery pack is not correctly attached.

  • Page 152

    [MIC ATT] is set to [ON] in the menu. Solution Consult a Canon Service Centre. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. Set the time zone, date and time, or replace the backup battery and reset the date and time.

  • Page 153

    Playback Pressing the playback Camcorder is turned off, or is button does not start not set to PLAY (VCR) mode. playback. The TAPE/CARD switch is set to CARD. Cassette is not loaded. Tape reached the end (“b screen). Image will not appear [AV/PHONESH] is set to on the TV screen.

  • Page 154

    Memory card is not inserted. File number reached maximum value. SD Memory Card is protected. Camcorder is not set to CARD PLAY mode. Memory card is not inserted. The camcorder displays the still image playback mode. The movie was recorded in Motion JPEG format with another camcorder.

  • Page 155: System Diagram

    Stereo Video Cable CV-150F/CV-250F DV Cable SDC-128M SD Memory Card MultiMediaCard IFC-300PCU USB Cable SC-2000 Soft Canon printers with direct print function / Carrying Case PictBridge-compliant printers NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14 Battery Pack CA-570 Compact Power Adapter NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14...

  • Page 156: Optional Accessories

    Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. 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 157

    TL-H30.5 Tele-converter This Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.9. • The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converter is attached. • The minimum focusing distance with the TL-H30.5 is 3 m; 3 cm at maximum wide angle.

  • Page 158

    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.

  • Page 159: Specifications

    Number of Recording Pixels File Format *This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimised, yielding extremely high quality prints.

  • Page 160

    Headphone Terminal USB Terminal S-video Terminal Power/Others Power supply (rated) Power consumption (AF on) Operating temperature Dimensions (W × H × D) Weight (camcorder body only) CA-570 Compact Power Adapter Power supply Power consumption Rated output Operating temperature Dimensions Weight...

  • Page 161: Index

    6-second auto date ... . 71 Abroad, using the camcorder . . . 150 Accessories....6, 156 AF-assist lamp .

  • Page 162

    Menus ....36-43 Microphone....61 Microphone attenuator .

  • Page 163

    P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, the Netherlands Canon UK Ltd. CCI Service Centre, Unit 130 Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, England Telephone 0870-241-2161 Canon Australia Pty. Ltd. Info-Line: 131383 www.canon.com.au Canon New Zealand Ltd. Customer Care: (09) 489 0470 www.canon.co.nz...

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