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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder XA10 A and all its accessories. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water.
Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
Highlights of the XA10 The Canon XA10 HD Camcorder is a high-performance camcorder whose compact size makes it ideal in a variety of situations. The following are just some of the many functions featured in the camcorder. HD Recording HD CMOS PRO and DIGIC DV III...
Touch AE By simply touching the screen, you can make dark areas in the picture appear brighter (0 65). This operation is simple yet allows you to shoot with the desired exposure. Added and improved functionality Other functions include two types of video scopes (0 84), conversion to standard definition (0 139) and Story Creator mode (0 105), which allows you to create...
Connect the camcorder to an HDTV (0 127) High Definition Convert your HD movies, in the camcorder itself, to standard definition files (0 139). * Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible.
Using the Viewfinder 25 Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen 26 Wireless Controller 28 Using a Tripod 29 Basic Operation of the Camcorder 30 Using the Touch Screen 30 Operating Modes 31 Using the Menus 32 First Time Settings 34...
Copying and Moving Scenes Within/ Between Stories 121 Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image 122 Changing a Story’s Title 123 7 External Connections 124 Terminals on the Camcorder 124 Connection Diagrams 125 Playback on a TV Screen 127 8 Photos 128 Viewing Photos 128...
Introduction Introduction About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon XA10. 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 Troubleshooting (0 159).
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen. Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO]. The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen. * 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-808 Battery Pack Microphone holder unit (incl. power cord) (incl. screws) Handle unit (incl. screws) WL-D89 Wireless Controller Stylus Pen (incl.
- Use Transfer Utility for saving and transferring movies and music files you can use as background music. • Music Data/Image Mix Data CD-ROM (referred in the manual as “Camcorder Supplemental Disc”). Contains the following components. - Music data - Music files that can be used as background music during playback. These music files are for exclusive use with the supplied PIXELA’s software.
Names of Parts Back view 1 Viewfinder (0 25) 2 START/STOP button (0 41) 3 Strap mount (0 27) 4 DC IN terminal (0 22) 5 Dioptric adjustment lever (0 25) 6 CUSTOM (customizable) dial (0 90) 7 CUSTOM (customizable) button (0 90) 8 LCD touch screen (0 26, 30) 9 POWERED IS button (0 60)/...
Names of Parts Top view 1 Accessory shoe Cold shoe for attaching accessories such as the optional VL-10Li II Battery Video Light. 2 START/STOP button (0 41) 3 START/STOP lock ( ) lever (0 47) 4 Mode switch (0 31) 5 Eye cup 6 POWER button 7 Handle zoom rocker (0 56)
Names of Parts Bottom view 1 Serial number 2 BATTERY RELEASE switch (0 23) 3 Tripod socket (0 29)
Wireless Controller WL-D89 1 START/STOP button (0 41) 2 b (index selection) button (0 97) Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode. 3 MENU button (0 33, 146) 4 DISP. (onscreen display) button (0 87) 5 SET button 6 B (stop) button (0 93) 7 PHOTO button (0 41)
The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will ensure that the remaining recording time will be displayed accurately.
Be sure to wait until the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator goes out. • Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
Preparing the Camcorder Preparing the Camcorder This section covers the basic preparations for the camcorder such as attaching the handle unit and lens hood, and adjusting the viewfinder and LCD screen. When attaching the lens hood, grip belt and straps, be careful not to drop the camcorder.
You can also use the viewfinder when you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to let the subject watch the recording. 1 Pull out the viewfinder. 2 Press x to turn on the camcorder. 3 Adjust the viewfinder using the dioptric adjustment lever.
- To allow the subject to monitor the LCD screen while you use the viewfinder. - To include yourself in the picture when recording with the self timer. - To allow the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller from the front. 180°...
When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. Turn on the LCD backlight to make it brighter. With the camcorder on, hold h pressed down for more than 2 seconds. • Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off (normal) and on (bright).
Preparing the Camcorder Attaching an optional wrist strap Attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the grip belt, adjust the length and fasten. • You can also attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the grip belt to use both for extra convenience and protection.
• When you operate the wireless controller, the camcorder's tally lamp will illuminate. NOTES • When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be operated at very close range, replace the battery. • The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight.
Used to scroll menus, to browse through index screen pages or to adjust slider controls like the volume. IMPORTANT • The camcorder uses a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Press firmly when using touch operations. • In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations correctly.
Operating Modes Recording In recording mode, the camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the position of the mode switch. Operating mode Mode switch Playback Press the camera/play button S to switch the camcorder between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can press S when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback mode.
Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC. panel and the setup menus. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (0 144).
5 When the desired menu item is inside the selection bar, touch the orange frame on the right. 6 Touch the desired option and touch [a]. • You can touch [a] to close the menu at any time. Basic Operation of the Camcorder...
• You can adjust the date and time later on with the 6 • When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery may discharge completely and the date and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium battery (0 173) and set the time zone, date and time again.
Changing the Time Zone Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is New York. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen. [FUNC.] [MENU] • Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode. 2 Touch [S] to set the home time zone, or [V] to set the time zone of your destination when you are traveling.
We recommend using memory cards rated SD Speed Class 4, 6 or 10. SDXC Memory Cards You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using memory cards with other devices, such as digital recorders, computers and card readers, make sure that the external device is compatible with SDXC cards.
• Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory card as described in step 3.
Using a Memory Card Selecting the Memory for the Recordings You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The default memory for recording both is the built-in memory. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK •...
• You cannot use relay recording from the built-in memory to memory card Y. When using a single memory card, be sure to insert it into memory card slot X. • There will be a momentary stop in the scene at the point where the camcorder switches from one memory to another.
Using a Memory Card Initializing the Memory Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
Audio (0 73). Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 47) before using an Eye-Fi card. POINTS TO CHECK • Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that the camcorder is operating correctly. Preparing to Record 1 Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (0 22).
Recording Movies and Photos Recording in AUTO Mode When you use mode to shoot video and take photos, the camcorder will automatically adjust various settings for you. Operating modes: 1 Set the mode switch to 2 Turn on the camcorder.
About the Smart AUTO function mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain characteristics of the subject, background, lighting conditions, etc. It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure, color, image stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting the best settings for the scene you want to shoot.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 132), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • Photos recorded on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y will be uploaded automatically after setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network.
• About the power saving mode: If 6 [A On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes. Press x to turn on the camcorder.
• The procedure is the same as in Reviewing the Latest Scene Recorded You can review the last 4 seconds of the last scene recorded with the camcorder without switching to playback mode. While reviewing the latest scene, the picture will be played back without sound.
• About the power saving mode: If 6 [A On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes. Press x to turn on the camcorder.
NOTES • The camcorder will not enter standby mode while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing, while a menu is being displayed or while using the viewfinder. The camcorder may also not enter standby mode when the battery charge is too low. Check that the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator changes to orange.
• Movies recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD discs. Use an external Blu-ray Disc recorder to copy MXP movies onto Blu-ray discs. • The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.
[E PF24], the difference being that video is recorded as true 24p. * Recorded as 60i. NOTES • Movies recorded with the [ camcorder. If you want to upload your movies to video sharing Web sites, set the frame rate to [E PF24]. [Frame Rate] mode will further enhance the effect.
You can adjust the focus manually and use the peaking function to assist you or you can let the camcorder focus for you by using autofocus. With autofocus, you can set the autofocus speed. The camcorder also features two more focusing functions, face detection and Touch & Track.
• The peaking effect and black & white picture will not appear in your recordings. Autofocus When autofocus is activated, the camcorder continuously adjusts the focus on the subject in the center of the screen. The focusing range is 2 cm (0.8 in.; at full wide-angle, measured from the front of the lens barrel) to f and 60 cm (2 ft.;...
• While using autofocus, you can turn the manual ring to focus manually. When you stop turning the ring, the camcorder returns to autofocus. This is useful in situations such as when focusing on a subject on the other side of a window.
To select the main subject If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will automatically select one person it determines is the main subject. The main subject is indicated by a white face detection frame and the camcorder will optimize the settings for that person.
When recording a group of people using face detection, the camcorder will automatically detect one person as the main subject. You can use Touch & Track to tell the camcorder to track and optimize settings for a different person. You can also use Touch & Track to always keep in focus other moving subjects, such as pets or moving vehicles.
Operating modes: There are four ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on the camcorder, using the zoom rocker on the handle, using the zoom buttons on the wireless controller or using the zoom controls on the touch screen.
16 (fastest) * Measured from full wide-angle to full telephoto. **When the zoom speed is too fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more trouble focusing automatically while zooming. To set the handle zoom rocker's and wireless controller's zoom speed For the handle zoom rocker and wireless controller, first set the overall zoom speed to one of three levels.
Zooming Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls 1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen. [FUNC.] [ZOOM] • The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom. • Touch anywhere within the Q area to zoom out or anywhere within the P area to zoom in.
Digital Tele-Converter Using the digital tele-converter, you can digitally increase the focal length of the camcorder by a factor of approx. 2 and record the enlarged image at full HD resolution. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Digital Zoom] screen. [FUNC.]...
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may not be able to fully compensate. • For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from side to side or tilt it up and down, we recommend setting [Image Stabilizer] to [ [POWERED IS Off].
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a brighter picture. However, using higher gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can select the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain value to be used. The smaller the AGC limit, the picture will be darker but will have less the noise.
Automatic Exposure Recording Programs Automatic Exposure Recording Programs With the automatic exposure (AE) recording programs, the camcorder will adjust the shutter speed and/or aperture value to obtain the optimal exposure. When using the AE recording programs, you can change functions like the white balance and image effects.
NOTES • [B Shutter-Pri. AE]: - On screen only the denominator is displayed – [B 250] indicates a shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc. - When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter picture by using slow shutter speeds;...
(overexposed). In such cases, adjusting the exposure will correct this. This camcorder features a dedicated recording program, [y Manual Exposure], for adjusting the exposure manually. However, you can also adjust the exposure when using other recording programs.
• Using the zebra pattern will not affect your recordings. Exposure Compensation When you use a recording program other than [y Manual Exposure], the camcorder will adjust the exposure automatically. However, you can adjust and lock the exposure or use the Touch AE function to automatically set the optimal exposure for the subject you select.
2 Touch [A On] and then touch [a]. NOTES • If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic exposure. • You can adjust the exposure value with the CUSTOM dial (0 90), which is set to [e Exposure] by...
• You can also drag your finger along the dial. To set a custom white balance ([ Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen, and touch [Set WB]. When the adjustment is completed, g stops flashing and disappears. The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even if you turn it off.
White Balance NOTES • When you select a custom white balance: - Set 7 [Digital Zoom] to [B Off]. - Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or other conditions change. - Depending on the light source, g may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with [Y Automatic].
2 Touch the desired recording program and then touch [a]. Options ( Default value) Portrait] The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject while blurring the background. Sports] To record sports scenes such as tennis or golf.
- White points may appear on the screen. - Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually. • [M Fireworks]: To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we recommend using a tripod.
Image Effects You can adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs. • Image effects are not available in infrared mode. 1 Open the image effects screen.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen. Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO]. The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen. * 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
MIC terminal, set the audio input switch to INT. • If you connect a microphone to the MIC terminal while the audio input switch is set to INT, the camcorder will switch automatically from the built-in microphone to the external microphone.
• When using an external microphone, make sure that the jacket covering above the plug is smaller than ∅ 9.5 mm. • When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder, 7 automatically be set to [B Off Z]. Using Line Input or an External Microphone Connected to an XLR Terminal You can use the XLR terminals to connect an external audio source (analog line in) or microphone.
CH1 input terminal and set the XLR terminal switch for CH1 to LINE, MIC or MIC+48V. Selecting the Recording Channel You can select to which channel the camcorder will record audio. 1 Open the [XLR Rec Channel] screen.
[Audio Mix] is set to [A On], two audio level indicators will appear, the top one for the built- in microphone, and the bottom one for the external audio. • Touch [z Automatic] to return the camcorder to automatic audio recording levels. Manual audio level adjustment Audio level adjustment bar 2 Touch and hold [y] or [A] to adjust the audio recording level as necessary.
Using a Microphone or Audio Source Connected to an XLR Terminal When a microphone or audio source is connected to an XLR terminal and the audio input switch is set to EXT, the audio level indicator will appear on the screen. Turn the corresponding audio level dial to adjust the audio recording level as necessary.
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [a]. Options ( Default value) Monaural] Mono recording that emphasizes sound coming from the front of the camcorder. Normal] Standard stereo recording; a middle point between the [Wide] and [Monaural] settings in reach.
Audio Equalizer You can use the audio equalizer to adjust sound levels by specifically targeting the high- or low- frequency range. The audio equalizer settings are only available when recording sound using the built- in microphone. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Built-in Mic Freq. Response] screen. [FUNC.] [MENU] 2 Touch the desired option and then touch [a].
Audio Mix Audio Mix When recording, you can mix audio from the built-in microphone with external audio from the MIC terminal and adjust the mix balance for original sound effects. The external audio input can be from the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, a commercially available external microphone or from an external audio player (analog Line In).
• Even if [AV/Headphones] was set to [J Headphones] in a playback mode, the function of the AV OUT/X terminal will return automatically to AV output when you turn off the camcorder. mode but the function of the terminal cannot be changed in...
You can attach the optional ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller to the camcorder to use certain functions while viewing the picture on an external monitor without touching the camcorder. This is particularly useful while the camcorder is mounted on a tripod and you want to ensure maximum stability of a shot.
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal You can have the camcorder output and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Color Bars & Test Tone] screen. [FUNC.] [MENU] [Color Bars & Test Tone] 2 Touch the desired option* and then touch [a].
Video Scopes Video Scopes The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor. It can also display an edge monitor* to help you focus. The video scopes appear only on the LCD screen. They do not appear in the viewfinder or on an external monitor.
• Touch [B Off] to return to normal video recording mode. 3 Press • The camcorder records for a few seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar) and then automatically returns to record pause mode. • When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
• The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before g was pressed. NOTES • The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing g if the button was pressed within 3 seconds of having turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous recording.
Touch the screen to display the playback controls. About the Data Code With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code (date/time of recording, information about the camera setup, etc.). You can select the information to be displayed with the y / z Onscreen Displays and Data Code [Data Code] setting.
Faders Faders The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to fade-in or fade-out scenes. You have the option to activate the fader only one time or every time you start or stop recording. Operating modes: 1 Open the fader selection screen.
• Depending on the light source, autofocus may not work well during zoom. • When switching the camcorder to infrared mode, do not point the lens at strong sources of light or heat. The camcorder's sensitivity to such sources is much higher than when shooting video normally.
Custom Button and Dial Customization Customization Custom Button and Dial You can assign to f and CUSTOM dial one of several frequently used functions. You can then adjust the selected function using f and CUSTOM dial, without having to access the menu. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Custom Key/Dial] screen.
Assignable Buttons The camcorder conveniently features 2 buttons to which you can assign various functions. By assigning often used functions, you can quickly access them with a single press of a button. Operating modes: Changing the Assigned Function 1 Open the selection screen for the desired assignable button.
NOTES • This camcorder can load settings from other Canon XA10 and VIXIA HF G10 camcorders. Loading menu settings will replace all the menu settings currently in the camcorder that are common to both types of camcorders.
Playback Playback Playing Back Video Operating modes: 1 Press S. • You can also press and hold B on the wireless controller for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode. 2 Open the date index screen, if it is not displayed. [1 Date] 3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
Playing Back Video 4 Touch the desired scene to play it back. • Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene in the index screen. • Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback, the playback controls will disappear automatically after a few seconds without operation.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded on a memory card using another device.
Playing Back Video 3D Flip View Touch [ ] in the date index screen to switch to 3D Flip View. This convenient way of displaying scenes grouped by recording date in a 3D layout can be useful to flip through a large number of recordings.
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back From the index selection screen you can select the content you want to play back (original scenes by date or by story, or photos, for example). You can also select the memory from which you want to play back your recordings.
Deleting Scenes and Stories Deleting Scenes and Stories You can delete those scenes and stories that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory. Operating modes: Deleting a Single Scene 1 Play back the scene you wish to delete.
Deleting a Single Scene from a Story 1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to delete. Gallery] Bring the desired story to the front 2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to delete.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing (while scenes are being deleted). - Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. NOTES •...
Dividing Scenes You can divide scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest. Operating modes: 1 Play back the scene you want to divide. 2 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the scene. 3 Open the scene division screen.
Selecting the Playback Starting Point Selecting the Playback Starting Point If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the scene from a certain point. You can use the movie timeline to break the scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to 6 minutes.
• The camcorder captures the video snapshot scene for about 4 seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar), and then enters playback pause mode. You can change the length of the video snapshot scenes you capture to 2 or 8 seconds with the 8 Length] setting.
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie Capturing Photos You can capture a single photo or a series of photos. The size of the captured photos will be 1920x1080 and it cannot be changed. Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 104) before using an Eye-Fi card. To select the photo capture settings 1 Open the [Photo Capture from Video] screen.
• Initially, the current date will be used as the story’s title, but you can touch the [ to change it (0 123) before pressing [Yes]. • A new story will be created and the camcorder will enter record pause mode. The selected story scene category will appear at the bottom of the screen.
1 Touch [FUNC.] and then touch [ 2 Touch [Yes]. NOTES • When recording video snapshot scenes, you can have the camcorder automatically link the length of video snapshot scenes to the recommended length of story scenes with the 8 Snapshot Length] setting.
3 Drag your finger up/down to select a category and touch the orange frame on the right (number of scenes). • The camcorder will enter record pause mode and the selected story scene category will appear at the bottom of the screen.
CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several other picture-related settings to give your recordings a cinematic look. In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cinema- look filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance.
Options ( Default value) The camcorder offers 9 cinema-look filters. Select the desired filter while previewing the effect on the screen. [1: Cinema Standard] [2: Vivid] [3: Dream] [4: Cool] [5: Nostalgic] [6: Sepia] [7: Old Movies] [8: Memory] [9: Dramatic B&W]...
Adding Decorations Adding Decorations Using the decoration function, you can add various graphical elements to the picture, such as stamps, watermarks, the date/time, and even your own freehand drawings. Freehand drawings can help emphasize a portion of the picture to attract viewers' attention.
ACanvas - The area where you will draw and see your decorations in action. BToolbar. Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its color. You can also save a canvas or load a previously saved canvas. Animated Stamps] Select animated stamps to add to your decoration.
Adding Decorations To load a previously saved canvas In the decoration screen: 1 Touch [ ] and then touch [fLoad]. 2 Touch [Yes]. • The freehand drawings and stamps saved in the memory will be loaded. 3 Touch [f]. To use [Animated Stamps] 1 Touch [ •...
(0 185) for details about the types of image files that can be used and where to transfer them. The image files are in the [MY_PICT] folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc. Example of an image used for Chroma Key To use the Chroma Key function 1 Open the [Select Image] screen of the image mix function (0 112).
Adding Decorations Decorating Scenes during Playback Operating modes: 1 Play back the scene you want to decorate. 2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls. 3 Touch [ ] to open the decoration screen. 4 Decorate the scene using the tools from the toolbar as explained in the previous section. •...
• All applicable scenes will be played back from the first scene to the last. When playback ends, the camcorder will return to the gallery. • During the playback of a story other than [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot], touch the screen and then touch [ ] to display the scene's category during playback.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
Rating Scenes You can rate story scenes immediately after recording them (0 43) or during playback. You can then select multiple scenes with the same rating, for example, in order to play back or copy only your favorite scenes. Operating modes: Rating Scenes from the List of Scenes 1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scenes you want to rate.
Operating modes: Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks as Background Music The supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc contains 3 music tracks you can use as background music. The music files come pre-installed in the built-in memory. You can mix the original audio and the background music and adjust the background music mix balance to your preference.
• You will need a commercially available audio cable with at least one mini-stereo plug (to connect to the MIC terminal on the camcorder); the other end will depend on external player used). • Make sure that the jacket covering above the mini-stereo plug is smaller than ∅ 9.5 mm.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC] folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the memory card. Refer to About the music files (0 185) for the folder structure of the memory card.
Copying and Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories You can copy and move scenes in the gallery within the same story scene (category), between story scenes in the same story, and between stories recorded in the same memory. Operating modes: 1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to copy or move. Gallery] Bring the desired story to the front 2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to copy/...
Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image Initially, the image used as the story’s thumbnail is the first frame of the first scene in the story. You can set your favorite scene as the thumbnail that will represent the story in the gallery. Operating modes: 1 Open the gallery.
Changing a Story’s Title When you first create a story, the current date will be used as the story’s title but you can change the title later on. The title can be up to 14 characters long (available characters are limited). The title of the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot] cannot be changed.
External Connections External Connections Terminals on the Camcorder * When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks on the cable’s connector and on the camcorder’s terminal. 1 COMPONENT OUT Terminal* Access: Open the LCD panel and terminal cover.
HDTV equipped with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at the highest quality. - The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder: [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the...
Playback on a TV Screen Connect the camcorder to a TV to view and check your recordings. Playback on an HDTV using one of the high-definition connections will ensure the best playback quality. Operating modes: 1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
Viewing Photos Photos Photos Viewing Photos Operating modes: 1 Press S. 2 Open the [Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed. [Photos] 3 Look for the photo you want to play back. • Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 photos per page; move it toward P to show 6 photos per page.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • The following image files may not be displayed correctly.
2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK]. Options [Select] Select individual photos to delete. [All Photos] Delete all the photos. IMPORTANT • Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered. • Photos that were protected with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Slideshow You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Photos] index screen. [Photos] 2 Select the background music to use during the photo slideshow. • Music tracks: Steps 2 - 3 (0 118). External audio: Steps 2 - 4 (0 119). Slideshow set to a music track 3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view.
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card Saving/Sharing Recordings Saving/Sharing Recordings Copying Recordings to a Memory Card To copy your recordings, you must select recordings in the built-in memory or on memory card X. In either case, the recordings will be copied to memory card Y. Scenes and photos will be copied from the index screen or from a story in the gallery on the source memory to the same index screen or story on memory card Y.
Copying Scenes from a Story by Rating 1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front. Gallery] Desired story • Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory) or 4 tab (memory card X). 2 Open the [Play by Rating] screen. [Story Details] [Play by Rating] 3 Touch the desired rating and then touch [f] twice.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • When copying photos onto an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, photos will be uploaded automatically if you are within the range of a configured network.
Installation Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. Refer to the Installation Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied PIXELA’s software.
[DCIM] > [xxxCANON], where “xxx” is a folder number between 101 and 998. • Windows XP: Your photos can be found under [Canon XA10]. • Mac OS X: iPhoto will start up automatically and [Canon XA10] will appear as a new device. IMPORTANT •...
In Standard Definition You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high definition.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. • Verify that 6 3 Camcorder: Locate the scene or story you wish to copy and pause the playback shortly just before the desired scene. 4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
Refer to Eye-Fi’s homepage for the latest information on compatible Web sites. Installation Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. Refer to the Installation Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied PIXELA’s software.
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [f] twice. To automatically divide scenes (step 5) If you are converting a long scene, you can have the camcorder divide it into 10-minute SD movies to make uploading easier. 1 Touch .
[Help] to open the Software Guide (PDF file). IMPORTANT • While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the double memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory cards. • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- g (white, flashing) Connecting; g (white, continuously on) Wireless upload on standby - g (animated) Wireless upload in progress - i [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [B Off] - h Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder ( - o Error reading from the Eye-Fi card ( IMPORTANT Using an Eye-Fi Card •...
• Wireless communication is not available when the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is attached to the camcorder. Any wireless transfer in progress will be stopped the moment you attach the WM-V1 to the camcorder.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists Additional Information Additional Information Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (0 32). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference page are explained after the tables.
Control Button Decoration] Pens and Stamps], [ Captions] ] (image mix): Toggle on or off, [C] (pause live video) ] (minimize toolbar) Story Creator] Story themes, [New Story] [Z Video [A On], [B Off] Snapshot] [d Pre REC] [A On], [B Off] Review Recording] Option not available in...
Appendix: Menu Options Lists Control Button [Edit Title] [Copy] [Move] [Divide] [Rating] Operation not available for recordings on memory card Y (7 tab). Operation not available for the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot]. Edit Panel - Mode Control Button [Copy (f97)]* [Copy (497)]* [Delete]...
• The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [A Programmed AE], but the setting will not change even if you set the camcorder to • If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [B Off].
[F Normal TV], [G Wide TV] Default in mode. Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an optional HDMI cable. [Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene or photo was recorded. Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used when recording the scene or photo.
[TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the supplied STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, select the setting according to the type of TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio.
• Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your recordings on an HDTV compatible with x.v.Color, connected to the camcorder using an optional HDMI cable. If recordings made with x.v.Color are played back on a non-compatible TV, colors may not be reproduced correctly.
[Eye-Fi [O Automatic], [B Off] Communication] Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an optional HDMI cable. Option available only after having inserted an Eye-Fi card into memory card slot Y. [Output Onscreen Displays]: on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
• You can set Quick Start to [Off], for example, if the camcorder is set on a fixed position and you want to keep recording video with the LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery’s power.
• The remote control of the TV can only be used to play back movies or photos ( only). If the camcorder is connected to the TV while it is set to a recording mode, depending on the TV used, turning off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder even if it is recording at the time.
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies (using Story Creator) 1 Control button [FUNC.]: Open the FUNC. panel (0 32) 2 Smart AUTO (0 43) 3 Face detection frame (0 53) 4 Touch & Track frame (0 55) 5 Control button [PHOTO]: Take a photo (0 42, 104) 6 Control button [ ]: Return to the list of...
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies y Manual mode 22 23 15 Recording program (0 62, 69), Infrared mode (0 89), Infrared light (0 89) 16 Exposure compensation (0 65) 17 AGC limit (0 61); Gain (during the [y Manual Exposure] recording program) (0 64) Instant AF/ Normal AF (0 146), MF Manual...
Playing Movies (during playback) 50 Playback control buttons (0 94) 51 External audio input (0 119) 52 Eye-Fi wireless communication (0 142) 53 Scene number Viewing Photos 57 Control button [MENU]: Open the setup menus (0 146) 58 Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit panel (0 146) 59 Current photo / Total number of photos NOTES...
• Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately. • When the camcorder is off, press R to display the charge status of a battery pack. The Intelligent System will display the charge status (as a percentage) and the remaining recording time (in minutes) for 5 seconds.
Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center. Cannot create a new story.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card. Initialize the memory card if the display does not change back to normal. - The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (0 98, 130) to free some space on the memory card.
- The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch. - An error occurred when trying to access control data on the Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder off then on again. If the icon appears often, there might be a problem with the Eye-Fi card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 98, 130) to free some space or replace the memory card. - Initialize the memory card (0 40) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time. - The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly. - Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the connection. - Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
(0 40). Cannot play the movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder - The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this camcorder (0 40). Cannot play the movies on this memory card - Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card.
USB cable before using the camcorder. - To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection, disconnect the USB cable, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer again.
Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCK switch on the memory card. - This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card and later the position of the card's LOCK switch was changed to prevent erasure.
- A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This can occur for example when you edit photos and write the files back to the camcorder. Select a number to display the corresponding group of scenes.
2 hours and 30 minutes. Reduce the number of scenes to be converted to SD. Unable to recognize the data - You transferred data to the camcorder recorded using a video configuration that is not supported (PAL or SECAM). Play back the recordings with the device originally used to record them.
Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs • For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs will not be charged even if you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800 Battery Charger.
When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation table is altered and stored data is not physically erased. When you dispose of the camcorder or memory card or give either to another person, initialize it using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 40). Fill it up with unimportant recordings, and then initialize it again using the same option.
Maintenance/Others Cleaning Camcorder Body • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens, Viewfinder and Instant AF Sensor • If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
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 a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
Accessories Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder. Select accessories are described in more detail in the following pages. BP-808, BP-809(B), BP-809(S), BP-819, BP-827 Battery Pack Protect Filter 58 mm, ND4L Filter 58 mm,...
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accesso- ries. 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).
Accessories Using the built-in memory Recording Battery pack mode BP-808 BP-809 BP-819 BP-827 Using a memory card Recording Battery pack mode BP-808 BP-809 BP-819 BP-827 * Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and power on/off. Recording (maximum) Recording (typical)* Viewfinder...
This is particularly useful while the camcorder is mounted on a tripod and you want to ensure maximum stability of a shot.
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.
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2 Image compression: JPEG * 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...
• White Balance Auto white balance, Custom white balance (2 settings), User-defined color temperature or Preset white balance settings: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten • Minimum Illumination 0.1 lx ([Low Light] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2) 1.5lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/30) •...
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt and lens hood): 130 x 177 x 205 mm (5.1 x 7.0 x 8.0 in.) • Weight (camcorder body only): 775 g (1.7 lb) CA-570 Compact Power Adapter • Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz •...
About the music files The specifications of the music files compatible with the camcorder are as follows. Audio encoding: Linear PCM Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels Minimum length: 1 second File type: WAV The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders.
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