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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Instruction Manual Manuel d’instruction Manual de Instrucciones This instruction manual explains how to install the software and Canon USB Video Driver (Windows XP only), connect the camcorder to a computer, and download images from a memory card to a computer.

  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws. Digital Video Camcorder, OPTURA S1 A systems This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 3

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder OPTURA S1 A and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

  • Page 4

    When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570. The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter.

  • Page 5: Using This Manual

    Using this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon OPTURA S1. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table 125).

  • Page 6

    Trademark Acknowledgements • is a trademark. • miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association ® • Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply...16 Step 2: Loading a Cassette ...19 Step 3: Inserting a Memory Card...20 Step 4: Preparing the Camcorder ...21 Step 5: Using the Wireless Controller...22 Step 6: Adjusting the LCD Screen ...23 Step 7: Changing the Display Language ...24 Step 8: Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time...25...

  • Page 8

    Creating a Start-up Image ...73 Playback Magnifying the Image ...74 Displaying the Data Code...75 End Search...76 Returning to a Pre-marked Position ...77 Date Search...78 Digital Camera Functions Selecting the Image Quality/Size...79 Simultaneous Recording on the Tape and Memory Card...81 Using the Flash...82 Selecting the Metering Method...84 Changing the Focusing Method...85 Selecting the Drive Mode ...86...

  • Page 9: Checking Supplied Accessories

    The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.

  • Page 10: Components Guide

    Components Guide OPTURA S1 Left side view Right side view Lens Cover Switch ( - open, - closed) – (record review) button ( (rewind) button ( + button ( 29, 38) / (fast forward) button ( (flash) button ( (play/pause) button (...

  • Page 11: Front View

    Front view Back view Flash ( Mini video light (assist lamp) ( Speaker ( Terminal cover Stereo microphone DC IN terminal ( AV terminal ( Dioptric adjustment lever ( MENU button ( (print/share) button ( LCD screen ( LCD BACKLIGHT button ( Viewfinder ( Remote sensor ( Mode dial (...

  • Page 12: Top View

    Top view Bottom view Zoom lever ( PHOTO button ( D.EFFECTS button ( DRIVE MODE button ( AUDIO LEVEL button ( (self-timer) button ( REC PAUSE button ( Cassette compartment ( OPEN/EJECT Cassette compartment cover ( 86) / Strap mount ( Memory card slot ( 50) / RESET button (...

  • Page 13

    Wireless Controller WL-D85 START/STOP button ( 27, 30) CARD –/+ buttons ( DATE SEARCH buttons ( button ( –/ button ( PAUSE button ( SLOW button ( AUDIO DUB. button ( 102) ZERO SET MEMORY button ( START/ STOP PHOTO ZOOM CARD DATE SEARCH...

  • Page 14: Screen Displays

    • When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may turn off without displaying “ ”. • Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately. Operating mode, Zoom ( 33),...

  • Page 15: Screen Displays During Playback

    Screen Displays during Playback When playing a tape ( Tape operation : Record : Fast forward playback/ : Pause rewind playback ( : Stop x2: x2 playback ( : Eject x1: x1 playback ( : Play : Slow playback ( : Fast : Frame advance playback/ forward...

  • Page 16: Step 1: Preparing The Power Supply

    Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply Preparation The camcorder can be powered by a battery pack or be connected to a household power source. Charge the battery pack before use. Attaching the Battery Pack 1. Turn the power switch to OFF.

  • Page 17: Using A Household Power Source

    Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without worrying about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed. 1. Turn the power switch to OFF.

  • Page 18

    To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode. We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need.

  • Page 19: Step 2: 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. logo.

  • Page 20: Step 3: Inserting A Memory Card

    Step 3: Inserting a Memory Card This camcorder is for use only with miniSD cards. Inserting the Card 1. Set the power switch to OFF. 2. Open the cover. 3. Insert the memory card straight all the way into the memory card slot.

  • Page 21: Step 4: Preparing The Camcorder

    Step 4: Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment) 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. 2. Pull out the viewfinder. Pull out the viewfinder to use it. 3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever. 4. Push the viewfinder back in.

  • Page 22: Step 5: Using The Wireless Controller

    If the wireless controller does not work, check if the remote sensor is set to [OFF When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be operated in very close range, replace the battery.

  • Page 23: Step 6: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    This setting does not affect the brightness of the recording or the viewfinder screen. When using a battery pack, the camcorder retains the setting even if you change the position of the power switch. The battery usage time shortens when the LCD screen is set brighter.

  • Page 24: Step 7: Changing The Display Language

    Step 7: 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, Traditional Chinese, Korean or Japanese. MENU DISPLAY SETUP/ 1. Turn the power switch to CAMERA or PLAY.

  • Page 25: Step 8: Setting The Time Zone, Date And Time

    8. Press the MENU button to close the menu and to start the clock. When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery may become discharged, and the date/time setting may be canceled. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium battery ( T.ZONE/DST N.Y.

  • Page 26: Time Zones

    Once you have set your 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. Time Zones and Difference from GMT/UTC.

  • Page 27: Basic Functions Recording

    Recording Movies on a Tape Basic Functions Recording Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary, clean the video heads ( 136). 1. Holding the lock button on the power switch pressed down, set the switch to CAMERA.

  • Page 28: Screen Displays During Recording

    When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off after 5 minutes when the camcorder is left without any operation to save power ( Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, “ POWER OFF” appears in the center of the screen. If the camcorder shuts off, turn the power switch to OFF and back on again.

  • Page 29: Reviewing And Searching When Recording

    + button Record Review In record pause mode: Press and release the – (record review) button. The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode. Record Search In record pause mode: Press and hold the + button (forward) or – button (reverse).

  • Page 30: Recording On A Memory Card

    Recording on a Memory Card Recording Still Images on a Memory Card 1. Holding the lock button on the power switch pressed down, set the switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the TAPE/CARD switch to 3. Open the lens cover (move the lens cover switch down to 4.

  • Page 31

    ( Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, “ OFF” appears in the center of the screen. If the camcorder shuts off, turn the power switch to OFF and back on again.

  • Page 32: Screen Displays During Still Image Recording

    Movie size ( Indicates the movie size. Card Access Display “ ” appears and the “ moves to indicate that the camcorder is writing on the memory card. Remaining Card Capacity for Still Images flashing in red: No card in green: 6 or more images...

  • Page 33: Zooming

    Zooming The zoom is available in the the tape, in addition to the 10x optical zoom you can also use the 200x digital zoom 64). Zoom in Optical Zoom Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wide- angle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto). Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom.

  • Page 34: Digital Zoom

    Digital Zoom When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder automatically switches between optical and digital zoom. With digital zoom, image resolution becomes lower the more you zoom Available only in the MENU CAMERA SETUP 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.

  • Page 35: Tips For Better Recording

    Tips for Better Recording 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 36: Playing Back A Tape

    Playing Back a Tape 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 ( 1. Holding the lock button on the power switch pressed down, set the switch to PLAY.

  • Page 37: 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 4 minutes 30 seconds in playback pause mode to protect the tape and video heads. button during normal playback.

  • Page 38: Playing Back A Memory Card

    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 39: 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. Available in the modes. Speaker SET dial Adjusting the Speaker Volume Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume.

  • Page 40: Playing Back On A Tv Screen

    1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the MTC-100 Multi Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio 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).

  • Page 41: Advanced Functions Recording Programs

    Using the Recording Programs Advanced Functions Recording Programs The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. Program AE ( Shutter-Priority AE ( Aperture-Priority AE ( Portrait The camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a focus on the subject while blurring other distracting details.

  • Page 42: Selecting The Recording Program

    Selecting the Recording Program Available only in the Turn the mode dial to switch between the recording categories. : Automatic mode : Program AE ( , Shutter-Priority AE ( selected ( 41). (Scene): Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, or Fireworks can be selected ( 41).

  • Page 43

    Check the image on the screen. - The picture may not appear smooth when played back. Fireworks mode: To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Use a tripod when recording in mode as the shutter speed slows down.

  • Page 44: Using The Program Ae Mode

    Using the Program AE Mode The camcorder automatically adjusts shutter speed and exposure according to the brightness of the subject. In Program AE mode, you can point and shoot as in Auto mode, however, you have the option of changing some settings.

  • Page 45: Using The Shutter-priority Ae Mode

    When using a slow shutter speed in dark places, you can record the subject brightly, but the image quality may be lower, and autofocus may not work well. Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or higher.

  • Page 46: Using The Aperture-priority Ae Mode

    Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode You can select an aperture value, and the camcorder automatically chooses the appropriate shutter speed. Aperture values: 1.8, 2.0, 2.4, 2.8, 3.4, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6, 6.7, 8.0, 9.5, 11, 14, 16 Use low aperture values (large aperture) to blur the background for a portrait, or high aperture values (small aperture) to achieve a broad depth of field for recording landscapes.

  • Page 47: Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    Adjusting the Exposure Manually Recording Adjust the exposure when a backlit subject becomes underexposed, or overexposed due to bright light. Available only in the Mode dial SET dial EXP button Exposure Lock 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than Exposure cannot be adjusted in the Fireworks mode (SCN).

  • Page 48: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    • Press the FOCUS button to return to autofocus. The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the mode dial 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 49: 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 recording program. Mini video light Available only in the Press the LIGHT button. • “ ” appears on the screen. •...

  • Page 50: Using The Self-timer

    When recording a still image: 2. Press the PHOTO button halfway. 3. Press the PHOTO button fully. The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the screen. When recording a movie: 2.

  • Page 51: Changing The Settings

    Changing the Settings with the FUNC. Changing the Settings (1) Button Many of the camcorder’s functions are selected from the FUNC. menu that appears when pressing the FUNC. button. For menu items, see List of Menu Items (FUNC.) ( 1. Press the FUNC. button.

  • Page 52: List Of Menu Items (func.)

    List of Menu Items (FUNC.) Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. Menu Items Recording Programs (PORTRAIT), (SNOW), (SPOTLIGHT), Metering method White balance (AUTO), (CLOUDY), (FLUORESCENT),...

  • Page 53: Setting The White Balance

    4. When you have selected [ object, zoom in until it fills the whole screen and press the SET dial. • Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 5 is completed. • flashes and stops flashing when adjustment is complete.

  • Page 54

    [FLUORESCENT] or [FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks unnatural on the screen, adjust using [AUTO] or [SET]. The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off. When you want to use a previously made [SET] setting, after selecting [ SET] in step 3, press the FUNC.

  • Page 55: Selecting An Image Effect

    Selecting an Image Effect You can record with different saturation and contrast color effects. Records with no effect. IMAGE EFFECT OFF VIVID Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to record in crisp colors. Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record in NEUTRAL neutral hues.

  • Page 56: Using Digital Effects

    Using Digital Effects The Digital Effects functions include faders, effects, multi-image screen and Card Mix 61). Faders ( Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Fade Trigger (FADE-T) Corner Wipe (CORNER) Flip (FLIP) Zigzag (ZIGZAG) Tide (TIDE) Wipe (WIPE) Jump (JUMP) Puzzle (PUZZLE)

  • Page 57

    Effects ( Add flavor to your recordings. Black and White (BLK & WHT) Mosaic (MOSAIC) Wave (WAVE) Multi-Image Screen ( Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at one time. Sound will be recorded normally. 4 Sequences Card Mix ( You can combine still images from the card with your live video and record on the tape to...

  • Page 58: Selecting A Fader

    The availability of the various Digital Effects depends on the operation mode. Movies Faders Effects Multi-image screen Card Mix :Available : Not available * :When recording simultaneously on the tape and memory card. ** :Black and White only. Selecting a Fader Available only in the dial to a mode other than D.EFFECT OFF...

  • Page 59: Selecting An Effect

    CAMERA mode: 6. Fade in: Press the start/stop button in record pause mode. Fade out: Press the start/stop button in record mode. PLAY mode: 6. Fade in: Press the mode. Fade out: Press the Selecting an Effect Available in the the mode dial to a mode other than D.EFFECT OFF 1.

  • Page 60: Using The Multi-image Screen

    Using the Multi-Image Screen Available in the 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 When recording, select a recording program other than D.EFFECT OFF 1.

  • Page 61

    Combining Images (Card Mix) You can choose one of the sample images from the collection on the supplied disk (such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video recording. Card Chroma Key (CARD CHROMA) Combines frames with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of the blue area of the card mix image.

  • Page 62: Selecting The Card Mix Effect

    • Still images cannot be recorded on the memory card while using the Card Mix function. Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it. The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the recording program. The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.

  • Page 63: Changing The Settings With The Menu Button

    Changing the Settings with the MENU Changing the Settings (2) Button Many of the camcorder’s functions are selected from a menu that appears when pressing the MENU button. For menu items, see List of Menu Items (MENU) ( MENU button...

  • Page 64: List Of Menu Items (menu)

    D.ZOOM: Determines the operation of the digital zoom. When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder will switch automatically to the digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range.

  • Page 65

    VIDEO INPUT: Selects the signal type of an analog device connected to the video input on this camcorder. VIDEO: The camcorder is connected to the video output of the external device. S-VIDEO: The camcorder is connected to the S-video terminal of the external device.

  • Page 66

    AUDIO SETUP Menu Items OUTPUT CH L/R, L/L, R/R AUDIO DUB. AUDIO IN, MIC. IN WIND SCREEN AUTO, OFF MIC ATT ON, OFF MIC LEVEL AUTO, MANUAL 12bit AUDIO STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED, MIX/ VARI. MIX BALANCE AUDIO MODE 16bit, 12bit OUTPUT CH: Switches the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on two channels.

  • Page 67

    5 minutes using the power adapter. To cancel the demo mode once it has begun, press any button, turn off the camcorder or load a recording media.

  • Page 68

    MY CAMERA Menu Items CREATE S-UP NO, YES IMAGE SEL. S-UP IMG NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE S-UP SOUND OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER.SOUND SELF-T SOUND You can change the image displayed at start-up and customize the sounds for the camcorder’s start-up, shutter, button operations and self-timer.

  • Page 69: Adjusting The Audio Recording Level

    Adjusting the Audio Recording Level You can manually adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone or an external microphone. Available only in the MENU AUDIO SETUP 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than Press the MENU button. Using the SET dial select [AUDIO SETUP] [MIC.

  • Page 70

    About the audio level indicator: When [MIC LEVEL] is set to [AUTO] and in the level indicator switches on and off with each press of the AUDIO LEVEL button. [MIC LEVEL] is set to [MANUAL] 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.

  • Page 71: Using The Wind Screen

    Using the 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. Available in the MENU AUDIO SETUP 1. In the other than 2.

  • Page 72: Widescreen Tv Recording (16:9)

    Widescreen TV Recording (16:9) The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9 recording. Available only in the MENU CAMERA SETUP Press the MENU button and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [WIDESCREEN], set it to [ON] and press the MENU button.

  • Page 73: Creating A Start-up Image

    Creating a Start-up Image You can select one of the still images recorded on the memory card and set it as the camcorder’s start-up image. Available only in the MENU MY CAMERA 1. Select a still image with the +/– buttons.

  • Page 74: Magnifying The Image

    Magnifying the Image Playback When playing back movies from the tape or viewing still images from the memory card, the image can be magnified up to 5 times. Available in the Zoom lever SET dial 1. Move the zoom lever toward T. •...

  • Page 75: Displaying The Data Code

    • Pressing the FOCUS button again makes the data code disappear. The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder. When the data code is being displayed, the level indicator will not display.

  • Page 76: End Search

    Available only in the In stop mode, press the EXP 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 77: 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. Available only in the 1.

  • Page 78: Date Search

    Date Search You can locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function. Available only in the Press the searching. • Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10 times). • Press the STOP button to stop searching.

  • Page 79: Selecting The Image Quality/size

    100. Users of Windows XP: When you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer using a USB cable, keep the length of one movie shorter than approx. 12 min. in 320 x 240 and 35 min.

  • Page 80: Selecting The Still Image Size And Quality

    Selecting the Still Image Size and Quality Available only in the mode). 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the still image size/quality symbol. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 3. Select the still image size. The number at the lower right corner indicates the number of still images available on the memory card (the same as the number displayed at the upper right corner).

  • Page 81: Simultaneous Recording On The Tape And Memory Card

    Simultaneous Recording on the Tape and Memory Card When you are recording a movie on a tape, you can record the same picture as a still image on the memory card. The size of the still image will be 640 x 480. The image quality can be selected.

  • Page 82: Using The Flash

    1. Press the (flash) button. • Set the camcorder to a recording program other than the Fireworks mode (SCN). • The setting changes with each press of the button. • The symbol of the selected flash mode appears on the screen. “...

  • Page 83

    AF-assist lamp responds to the brightness of the subject to enable the camcorder to focus more accurately. - The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is lighting. - The AF-assist lamp lights up brightly. Consider turning off the AF-assist lamp in public places such as in restaurants or theaters.

  • Page 84: Selecting The Metering Method

    4. Press the FUNC. button. If you have selected [ Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camcorder divides images into several zones for light metering. It evaluates complex lighting conditions, such as the position and brightness of the subject, background, direct light or backlight, and adjusts the exposure of the main subject accordingly.

  • Page 85: Changing The Focusing Method

    Changing the Focusing Method You can change the AF (autofocus) frame selection method. Auto selection Depending on the shooting conditions, an AF frame is (9-point AiAF) automatically selected from the 9 frames and focused. Center point Of 9 AF frames, the center one is selected to focus. This is convenient for making sure the focus is exactly where you want it.

  • Page 86: Selecting The Drive Mode

    PHOTO button. For the number of frames per second, refer to the table on the next page. The camcorder records a still image in three different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to choose the perfect exposed shot.

  • Page 87

    Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card. Frames per Second High speed Using the Flash 3.0 frames 2.1 frames 5.0 frames 2.5 frames 5.0 frames 2.5 frames Maximum Number of Continuous Shots 10 images 10 images 60 images ” (camcorder shake...

  • Page 88: 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. +/– button When Recording in 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.

  • Page 89

    8. Press the FUNC. button after the last image. • The Stitch Assist screen will disappear. The DRIVE MODE button can also be used to close the Stitch Assist screen. • For details on how to merge these images, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.

  • Page 90: Playing Back/searching Images

    Playing Back/Searching Images You can display images one after another (slide show) or 6 at one time (index screen). With the Card Jump function, you can quickly locate an image without displaying them one by one. Available only in the –...

  • Page 91: 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. Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image. Protecting during Single Image Playback Available only in the PROTECT...

  • Page 92: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images You can erase images one at a time 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. Erasing a Single Image Available only in the IMAGE ERASE...

  • Page 93: Formatting A Memory Card

    [ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED. FORMAT THIS CARD?], [NO] and [YES] appears. 4. Select [YES] and press the MENU button. Formatting starts. When the formatting is completed the camcorder will return to the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu. Press the MENU button to close the menu.

  • Page 94: Recording To A Vcr Or Digital Video Device

    Editing Device You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device (DVD recorder, another digital camcorder, etc.). If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.

  • Page 95

    When connecting a DVD Recorder or other Digital Video Device with a DV Terminal: - 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...

  • Page 96: Analog Line-in Recording

    You can input video from other analog devices (VCR, TV or camcorder) via the S-video terminal or AV terminal, and record the input video on the tape in the camcorder. You can also record the input video as a movie or still image on a memory card.

  • Page 97

    (e.g. signals that include copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals). We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically compressed.

  • Page 98: Dv Dubbing

    You can input video from other digital video devices via the DV terminal, and record the input video on the tape in the camcorder. You can also record the input video as a movie or still image on a memory card.

  • Page 99

    Pressing the start/stop button again stops recording. 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. Do not connect any devices to the camcorder’s USB terminal.

  • Page 100: 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 101

    DV terminal. We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. Connecting the camcorder to the computer you can also use the analog-digital conversion to transfer analog recordings to your computer as digital signals.

  • Page 102: Audio Dubbing

    Audio dubbing will stop if the tape has a blank section or a section recorded in LP mode or 16-bit mode. 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. Signal flow MTC-100 Multi Cable (supplied) mode.

  • Page 103

    If you use [AUDIO IN] for the dubbing, you can check the audio on the camcorder’s speakers. Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to dub audio. The camcorder will automatically stop audio dubbing at that point.

  • Page 104: 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 memorized by the camcorder.

  • Page 105: Recording From The Tape On A Memory Card

    Recording from the Tape on a Memory Card You can record movies or still images from a tape in the camcorder. Available only in the Recording a Movie from the Tape The movie size can be selected. 320x240 1. Selecting the movie size: Press the FUNC.

  • Page 106

    3. Press the PHOTO button fully. • The card access indicator flashes. • You can also record a still image by pressing the PHOTO button fully when the tape is in playback pause mode. An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically compressed.

  • Page 107: Printing Still Images

    Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which interface cable to use with the camcorder. The Canon CP-Printers CP-10 and CP-100 are supplied with two direct interface cables. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100).

  • Page 108: Printing With The (print/share) Button

    • The print setting menu appears. • Depending on the printer, the message “BUSY.” may appear before the camcorder displays the print setting menu. 2. Select the print settings ( 3. Turn the SET dial to select [PRINT] and press the SET dial.

  • Page 109

    - Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers, CP600: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the paper is fed through. - Canon CP printers (except for the CP600): A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing stops when the current print is finished, and the remaining prints are canceled.

  • Page 110: Selecting The Print Settings

    The image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly. [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers. When selecting [2-UP], [4-UP], [9-UP] or [16-UP] for [PAGE LAYOUT], set the [PAPER SIZE] to [10 x 14.8 cm].

  • Page 111: 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 112: Setting The Print Effect (image Optimize)

    Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimize) This function uses the camcorder’s recording information to optimize 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 113

    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 114

    Selecting the Image Style 2. Make sure that 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. Selecting the Borders 2.

  • Page 115: 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 116: Printing With Print Order Settings

    Available only in the Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order) Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders. PRINT ORDER 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select [ PRINT ORDER] and press the SET dial.

  • Page 117: Erasing All Print Orders

    4. Press the MENU button. Printing MENU PRINT 1. Connect the printer to the camcorder ( 2. Press the MENU button 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 118: Transferring Video Recordings To A Computer

    You can transfer recordings to a computer using the IEEE1394 (DV) terminal. You can also use this camcorder to transfer through it recordings from an analog VCR or 8 mm camcorder to your computer using the USB terminal (see Converting Analog...

  • Page 119

    IEEE1394 device is connected to the computer. Depending on the video editing software you use, you may need to set the power switch of the camcorder to a mode other than PLAY. Refer also to the instruction manual of the editing software.

  • Page 120: Transferring Memory Card Images To A Computer

    121). Preparations The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software and set the auto-launch setting. From the second time on, you will only need to connect the camcorder to the computer to transfer images.

  • Page 121

    ORDERS]:The images are transferred to the computer and displayed in the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX. • The camcorder displays the transfer menu when transfer is complete. • To cancel transfer, turn the SET dial to select [CANCEL] and press the SET dial, or press the MENU button.

  • Page 122

    When the camcorder is connected to the computer and the screen to select images displays, press the MENU button. The transfer menu will display.

  • Page 123: Selecting Images For Transfer (transfer Order)

    You can select images for transfer to the computer (max. 998). These transfer settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders. Available only in the TRANSFER ORDER 1.

  • Page 124: Using The Dv Messenger Version 2

    For the connection diagram and instructions refer to Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer ( 118). 4. Start DV Messenger. The camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, except for the zoom operation only when the DVM panel is displayed on the DV Messenger.

  • Page 125: Troubleshooting

    Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. “ ” flashes on the screen. Condensation is detected. See reference page. “ ” flashes red on the screen. The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service Center. Solution Solution –...

  • Page 126

    Rewind the tape. Set [AV DV] to [OFF]. Check again the camcorder is properly connected to the TV. TV/VIDEO selector on the TV is not set to VIDEO. Set the selector to VIDEO. Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.

  • Page 127

    Insert a memory card. Image cannot be erased. Image is protected. Cancel the protection. “ ” flashes red. Card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card. Format the memory card if flashing persists. Printing Problem The printer is not operating 1.

  • Page 128

    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: The camcorder stops operating and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS...

  • Page 129: 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 an “...

  • Page 130: Direct Print Related Messages

    The ink cannot be used with the selected paper type. Waste tank is full. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual to replace the waste tank (waste ink absorber).

  • Page 131

    If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on. If the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual.

  • Page 132: Handling Precautions

    Do not use the camcorder near strong electric or magnetic fields such as above TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones. Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a bright subject.

  • Page 133

    Return cassettes to the case and store them upright. Rewind tapes from time to time if they are stored for a long time. Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use. Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder.

  • Page 134: Memory Card

    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 135

    Recycling the Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery If you should dispose of your camcorder, first remove the built-in rechargeable lithium battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your country. 1. Loosen the four screws using a screwdriver and remove the cover.

  • Page 136: Cleaning The Video Heads

    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 137: Maintenance/others

    Maintenance/Others 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 (86 °F). After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder is still working properly.

  • Page 138: 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 Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs with NTSC system.

  • Page 139: System Diagram (availability Differs From Area To Area)

    Video Cassette Wide-converter WL-D85 Wireless Controller TL-H27 Tele-converter FS-H27U Filter Set SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case Canon printers with direct print function / PictBridge-compliant printers (Availability differs from area to area) CG-300 Battery Charger BP-208 Battery Pack MTC-100 Multi Cable Commercially available...

  • Page 140: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.

  • Page 141: Shoulder Strap

    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 142: Specifications

    * The camcorder’s operations have been tested with miniSD cards up to 256MB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards. **This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

  • Page 143

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

  • Page 144: Product Codes

    Product Codes Provided Accessories CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-208 Battery Pack MTC-100 Multi Cable WL-D85 Wireless Controller IFC-300PCU USB Cable Optional Accessories CG-300 Battery Charger TL-H27 Tele-converter WD-H27 Wide-converter FS-H27U Filter Set WS-20 Wrist Strap SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case DVM-CL DV Cleaning Cassette 8468A002AA...

  • Page 145: Index

    12bit audio ..... 104 Abroad, using the camcorder ..138 AF-assist lamp ....83 Analog line-in .

  • Page 146

    My Camera ..... . 73 ND filter ..... . . 141 Night (SCN mode) .

  • Page 147

    FOR THE UNITED STATES The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.

  • Page 148

    Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase. Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.

  • Page 149

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

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