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Highlights of the XF105/XF100 The Canon XF105/XF100 HD Camcorder has been designed with quality and functionality at the forefront while maintaining a compact size. The following are just some of the many features that will help turn your creative vision into reality.
Save custom picture and menu settings to an SD card so that you can transfer your setting preferences to other XF105/XF100 camcorders in order to use them in the same way. Other Functions...
Names of Parts 13 2. Preparations 22 Preparing the Power Supply 22 Using a Battery Pack 22 Turning the Camcorder On and Off 25 Date, Time and Language Settings 26 Setting the Date and Time 26 Changing the Time Zone 26...
Setting the Time Code 70 Selecting the Running Mode 70 Selecting Drop or Non-Drop Frame 71 Putting the Time Code Display on Hold 71 Setting the User Bit 73 b Synchronizing with an External Device 74 Connecting an External Device 74 Using a Reference Video Signal (Genlock Synchronization) 74 Using a Time Code Signal 74...
Selecting the Output Level of the AV Terminal 130 Saving Clips to a Computer 131 System Requirements 131 Installing and Uninstalling Canon XF Utility (Windows) 132 Installing and Uninstalling Canon XF Utility (Mac OS) 134 Viewing the Software Instruction Manuals 137 7.
About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon XF105/XF100. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should the camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (0 162). Conventions Used in this Manual •...
• When you are using a special recording mode (0 88), you cannot review a clip. • If the camcorder switched CF cards during a recording, the camcorder will play back the clip on the CF card most recently recorded on.
The Canon XF Utilities Disc includes software for saving and managing clips on a computer. For details on installing the software, refer to Saving Clips to a Computer (0 131). For more information on the functions, refer to the ‘Canon XF Utility Instruction Manual’ after you install the software.
Names of Parts 3 4 5 1 Front tally lamp (0 40) 2 Accessory shoe For attaching accessories such as the optional VL-10Li II Battery Video Light. 3 Rear tally lamp (0 40) 4 START/STOP lock lever (0 41) 5 START/STOP button (0 40) 6 Handle socket for 1/4"...
Names of Parts 1 Attachment sockets for the optional TA-100 Tripod Adapter (0 34) 2 Attachment screws for a tripod base (0 34) 3 Tripod socket (0 34) 4 Tripod base for tripods with 1/4" screws (0 34)
Operation panel Operation panel 1 Audio level switches for CH1 and CH2 (0 81) 2 XLR terminal switches for CH1 and CH2 (0 79) 3 AUDIO IN switches for CH1 and CH2 (0 77, 79) 4 D (play/pause) button (0 112)/ Assignable button 6 (0 97) 5 I (fast playback) button (0 114)/ Assignable button 7 (0 97)
Names of Parts Terminals Terminals 1 HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal (0 127) 2 USB terminal (0 131) 3 HDMI OUT terminal (0 127) 4 W (headphone) terminal (0 81) 5 AV terminal (0 128) 6 DC IN terminal (0 24)
Preparing the Power Supply You can power the camcorder using a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. If you connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder while a battery pack is attached, the camcorder will draw power from the power outlet.
Pack, you can check the approximate remaining battery charge using one of the following methods when the camcorder is turned off. When the camcorder is turned on, you can check on the remaining battery charge by looking at any recording/playback screen or the [Battery / Hour Meter] status screen (0 160).
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need. • The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted.
5 Detach the DC coupler after use. • Push the BATT. RELEASE key and pull out the DC coupler. IMPORTANT • Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. Turning the Camcorder On and Off The camcorder has two operating modes: CAMERA ( making recordings and MEDIA ( Select the operating mode using the d switch.
Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using it. When the camcorder’s clock is not set, the [Date/Time] screen will appear automatically with the year selected.
Displaying the Date and Time while Recording You can display the date and time in the lower left of the screen. Operating modes: 1 Press the MENU button. 2 Push the joystick up/down to select [M LCD/VF Setup]. 3 Select [Custom Display 2] and then [Date/Time] in a similar fashion.
Using the Menus Using the Menus mode, many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menu for general settings, which opens after pressing the MENU button. In settings or SET to open the clip menu for clip operations. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to Menu Options (0 145).
• Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu. • When using the wireless controller, use the h, i, f, g and SET buttons in the same way as the camcorder’s joystick. • You can check the current settings on the status screens (0 156).
Preparing the Camcorder Preparing the Camcorder This section outlines the basic preparations for the camcorder such as attaching the lens hood, attaching the microphone holder unit, and adjusting the viewfinder and LCD screen. Attaching the Microphone Holder Unit Use the supplied screws to attach the microphone holder unit to the handle.
• If you set an assignable button to [LCD Setup] (0 97), you can press the button to open the [LCD Setup] submenu. [Scan Reverse Rec] setting to return the image to the correct * The viewfinder's sharpness cannot be adjusted. Preparing the Camcorder [M LCD/VF Setup] [LCD/VF Simul.] [Off] [M LCD/VF Setup]...
START/STOP button with your thumb. IMPORTANT • Be careful not to drop the camcorder when adjusting the grip belt. Attaching a Shoulder Strap Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the strap.
* b only. Removing the Terminal Covers 1 Open the terminal cover. 2 Grasp the strip connecting the terminal cover to the camcorder and pull straight out. Attaching the Terminal Covers Insert the connecting strip into the opening to attach the terminal cover.
• 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 located under strong light sources or direct sunlight.
* The camcorder can record custom picture settings (0 101) and camera settings (0 109) on to an SD card. To record a user memo (0 82) with a clip, use the supplied Canon XF Utility software to a create user memo file and save it to the SD card. The camcorder can read the file and embed it in the clip.
• SD cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting an SD card facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the SD card as described in step 3.
Selecting the CF Card Recording Method The camcorder features two useful CF card recording methods, relay recording and double slot recording. Relay recording: This allows you to continue recording on another CF card without interruption if the CF card you are using becomes full.
Recovering Data on the CF Card An error may occur with data on the CF card in cases such as turning off the camcorder while recording or removing the CF card while recording. In such case, you may be able to recover the data on the CF card.
4 Adjust the viewfinder. NOTES • The camcorder can add a user memo (0 82) to a clip as you record. It can be used to store information such as the clip name, camera operator and filming location. However, you must set the user memo before recording.
HD/SD SDI terminal, if you start or stop recording with the camcorder, the other device will also start or stop recording. For more details, visit your local Canon Web site. • The area around the tripod base may become hot after using the camcorder for an extended period of time.
Recording Video Recording in Full Auto Mode Move the CAMERA switch to FULL AUTO to change the camcorder to full auto mode. In full auto mode, the camcorder automatically sets the iris, gain, shutter speed, and white balance. The camcorder will continuously adjust the brightness and white balance automatically*.
Onscreen Displays Refer to this section for an explanation of the various screen displays that appear in the custom display function (0 108) to display or hide most of the screen displays. Such screen displays are denoted with an asterisk (*). When displaying the date and time: 1 Remaining battery time* (0 44) 2 Double slot recording (0 39)
• P When U is displayed, replace the battery pack with a fully charged one. • Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately. 3 Recording operation...
• During power save mode, the tally lamps will flash twice approximately every 3 seconds. The camcorder retains previous time code and camcorder settings. 2 Press the POWER SAVE button to return the camcorder to record pause mode. Recording Video...
Video Configuration: Bit Rate, Resolution and Frame Rate Video Configuration: Bit Rate, Resolution and Frame Rate Before you record, select the bit rate, resolution (frame size) and frame rate that best match your creative needs. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Bit Rate/Resolution] submenu to set the bit rate and resolution.
[Custom Key/Dial] 2 Select [Normal] or [Infrared] and then press SET. • [Normal] refers to when the camcorder is not in Infrared mode. 3 Select the desired option and then press SET. • If you selected [Normal], [IR Light] will not be an available option. If you selected [Infrared], [Iris(ND)] and [Face AF] will not be available options.
1 Move the manual ring switch to FOCUS. • If [MF] appears on the bottom left of the screen, the camcorder is in manual focus mode. Skip to step 3. If A appears instead, the camcorder is in autofocus mode. Proceed to step 2.
Tele-converter is attached. • You can use the manual ring to adjust the focus while you are operating the zoom. When the camcorder is initially in autofocus mode, it will return to autofocus mode after you manually adjust the focus.
During autofocus mode, you can turn the manual ring to focus manually. When you stop turning the ring, the camcorder returns to autofocus mode. This is useful in situations such as when focusing on a subject on the other side of a window.
4 Point the camcorder at the 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 camcorder will indicate the main subject with a white face detection frame and other faces with gray frames.
- When Infrared mode is on. • When a subject’s face is detected, the camcorder adds an event mark to that frame. You can then use the supplied Canon XF Utility software to search for event marks in a clip.
Standard IS O: Standard IS compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes. Powered IS Q: Powered IS is most effective when you are stationary and zooming in on far subjects using high zoom ratios (the more you approach the telephoto end).
Operating modes: Automatic Gain Control (AGC) The camcorder automatically adjusts the gain based on the subject’s brightness. If manual gain control is activated, follow the procedure below to activate automatic gain control. Press the GAIN button repeatedly until the A icon appears next to the gain value on the screen.
[Fine Tuning] (0.0 to 24.0 dB) Applying the Assigned Gain Level Press the GAIN button. • Each time you press the button, the gain will change in the following sequence: AGC H. The camcorder’s gain level will change accordingly. Exposure Bar I.AF A5000 K F1.8...
The camcorder offers the following 6 modes. Operating modes: Off: The camcorder uses a standard shutter speed based on the frame rate. Automatic ([Automatic]): The camcorder automatically adjusts the shutter speed based on the picture’s brightness. This mode is not available during slow & fast motion recording mode. In this mode, the A icon will appear on the screen next to the shutter speed.
This may cause the picture to appear blurred. To prevent this, set the shutter speed to 1/100 or faster. • When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (0 42), the shutter speed mode will be set to auto (except in slow & fast motion recording mode).
You can affect the brightness of your recordings or change the depth of field by adjusting the aperture. Increase the aperture value (F8) so that objects that are close and far away will be in focus. You can have the camcorder adjust the aperture automatically or you can manually adjust it to give you more control over your recording.
NOTES • When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (0 42), [Light Metering] will be set to [Standard]. • If you set an assignable button to [Backlight] or [Spotlight] (0 97), you can press the button to change the light metering mode.
White Balance White Balance The camcorder uses an electronic white balance process to calibrate the picture for accurate color display under different lighting conditions. There are 4 methods of setting the white balance. Auto white balance: The camcorder automatically adjusts the white balance to the optimal level.
3 Close the menu and then press the WB button. • Press the button repeatedly until the icon of the desired setting appears in the lower left of the screen. Options [Daylight] H: Suitable for recording scenes such as sunrises/sunsets, fireworks or night scenes. [Tungsten] I: Suitable for recording scenes such as at a party with changing lighting conditions or scenes under studio lighting or sodium lamps.
If another icon appears or no icon appears, press the button again until the desired icon appears. 2 Point the camcorder at a white object so that it fills the whole screen. • Use the same lighting conditions you plan to use when recording.
(0 107) to set the zoom indicator to a numerical display. NOTES • If you turn the manual ring too quickly, the camcorder may not be able to zoom immediately. In such case, the camcorder will zoom after you finish turning the manual ring.
 (slowest) [Constant]  (fastest) [Variable] * When the zoom speed is too fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more trouble focusing auto- matically while zooming. [Zoom] submenus to set to zoom out (wide-angle) and [Speed Level]...
[Handle Rocker] setting  (slowest)  (fastest) * When the zoom speed is too fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more trouble focusing auto- matically while zooming. Using the Wireless Controller or Optional Remote Control The zoom speeds when using the wireless controller and when using an optional (ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller) or commercially available remote control connected to the REMOTE terminal are different.
Zooming Setting the Zoom Speed Perform the following procedure to set the zoom speed for the supplied wireless controller. Refer to the following table for a summary of zoom speeds when using the wireless controller or other remote controls. 1 Open the zoom [Speed Level] submenu. [l Camera Setup] [Zoom] 2 Select [Fast], [Normal] or [Slow] and then press SET.
Using Optional Conversion Lenses Attaching the optional TL-H58 Tele-converter increases the focal length of the camcorder by a factor of approximately 1.5. Attaching the optional WD-H58W Wide-converter decreases the focal length by a factor of approximately 0.8. When you attach a conversion lens, perform the procedure below to optimize the autofocus and minimum object distance for the particular lens.
Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns Using onscreen markers allows you to make sure your subject is correctly framed and is within the appropriate safe area. The zebra patterns help you identify areas that are overexposed. The onscreen markers and zebra pattern will not affect your recordings.
Displaying Zebra Patterns This camcorder has a zebra pattern feature that shows black and white diagonal stripes over areas that are overexposed. This is displayed only on the screen and will not affect your recordings. There are two types of zebra patterns and you can display both simultaneously.
Setting the Time Code Setting the Time Code The camcorder can generate a time code signal and embed it in your recordings. You can have the camcorder output the time code signal from the HD/SD SDI terminal (b only) or GENLOCK/TC terminal (b only;...
4 Change the rest of the fields (minutes, seconds, frame) in the same way. • Press the CANCEL button to close the screen without setting the time code. 5 Select [Set] to close the screen. • If the running mode is set to [Free Run], the time code will start running immediately. Selecting Drop or Non-Drop Frame You can select between a drop frame (DF) or non-drop frame (NDF) time code, depending on how you plan to use your recording.
However, this is less accurate than when the camcorder is on. • If you set an assignable button to [Time Code] (0 97), you can press the button to open the [L TC/UB Setup] [Time Code] submenu.
Setting the User Bit The user bit display can be selected from the date or the time of recording, or an identification code consisting of 8 characters in the hexadecimal system. There are sixteen possible characters: the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F. b If user bit information is being received along with an external time code, you can also record the external user bit on the recording media.
Using the external time code signal with multiple cameras allows you to set up a multi-camera recording. You can also output the time code signal from this camcorder to achieve the same result. If you output the time code from the HD/SD SDI terminal to an editing device, the editor can create video with the same time code.
• While a time code signal is being received, the external time code’s drop-frame bit will be used. • When an external time code signal is received, the camcorder’s own time code will be synchronized to it and the synchronization will be maintained even if you disconnect the cable from the GENLOCK/TC terminal.
Synchronizing with an External Device NOTES • The user bit of the time code signal is output while the camcorder is recording in playback of a clip in the [L TC/UB Setup] pulldown data. In other words, when a recording in 24P mode is output from the HD/SD SDI terminal, the signal is converted to 60i using the 2:3 pulldown method.
Recording Audio The camcorder features two-channel linear PCM audio recording and playback with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz. You can record audio using the built-in microphone, optional external microphone (XLR or MIC terminal) or line input (XLR terminal). You can select the audio input independently for channel 1 and channel 2.
Recording Audio Activating the Microphone Attenuator If the audio level is too high and the sound sounds distorted when recording with the built-in microphone or a microphone connected to the MIC terminal, activate the microphone attenuator (12 dB for the built-in microphone, 20 dB for an external 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] submenu. [m Audio Setup] [Audio Input] 2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
Set the audio level switch of the desired channel to A (automatic) to let the camcorder automatically adjust that channel’s audio level. If CH1 and CH2 are set to the built-in microphone and you set CH1 to automatic audio level adjustment, then the camcorder will also automatically adjust the audio level for CH2.
Manual Audio Level Adjustment You can set the audio level for each channel manually from -f to 18 dB. 1 Set the audio level switch of the desired channel to M. 2 Turn the corresponding audio level dial to adjust the audio level. •...
• You must set the user memo before you start recording for it to be added to the clip. You cannot change the user memo of a clip using the camcorder but you can do so with the Canon XF Utility software.
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal You can have the camcorder generate and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal and output them from the HD/SD SDI terminal (b only), HDMI OUT terminal, HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal terminal and W (headphone) terminal Outputs color bars only.
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.
Configuring the Edge Monitor Using this video scope allows you to focus with more precision when the camcorder is in manual focus mode. The edge monitor features 2 modes. 1 Open the [Edge Monitor] submenu. [J Other Functions] [WFM (LCD)] 2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
NOTES • There may be up to a 0.5 second delay from when you press the button to when the camcorder adds the shot mark. • When you are using interval recording or frame recording mode, you cannot add shot marks to a clip.
• When you are using a special recording mode (0 88), you cannot review a clip. • If the camcorder switched CF cards during a recording, the camcorder will play back the clip on the CF card most recently recorded on.
This mode is suitable for recording subjects with little movement, such as natural surroundings or plants. Frame recording ([Frame Rec]): The camcorder will record a pre-defined number of frames every time you press the START/STOP button. This mode is suitable for recording stop motion animation.
HD/SD SDI terminal. Frame Recording Mode Set the number of frames in advance. We recommend using the wireless controller or stabilizing the camcorder, for example, on a tripod. Sound is not recorded in this mode. Configuring Frame Recording Mode 1 Open the [Rec Frames] submenu.
[J Other Functions] playback frame rate). [Bit Rate/Resolution] or [Frame Rate] setting. [Frame Rate] to a progressive frame rate (0 46), the camcorder can [S&F Frame Rate] [Bit Rate/Resolution] is set to [Frame Rate] setting (the...
• [PRE REC STBY] changes to [N PRE REC] while recording. 4 Press the START/STOP button again to stop recording. • The camcorder records the clip, including approximately 3 seconds of video and audio recorded before the START/STOP button was pressed.
Special Recording Modes NOTES • You can use only one special recording mode at a time. • Pre-recording mode will be deactivated if the special recording mode is changed or turned off. It will be deactivated also if you change the video configuration. •...
Infrared Recording This camcorder features the ability to shoot movies in dark surroundings using the camcorder's infrared light and other sources of infrared light. Also, you can select whether the lighter areas of the picture appear in green or white.
- ND filter cannot be activated. • 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. If there are such...
Optical Axis Shift This function aids in a dual camera setup for 3D recording by allowing you to adjust the position of the image stabilization lens. Operating modes: 1 Open the [OIS Functions] submenu. [l Camera Setup] [OIS Functions] 2 Select [Axis Shift] and then press SET. •...
Using the Focal Length Guide Using the Focal Length Guide The focal length guide aids you when using two camcorders for 3D recording. The guide appears as a numerical value and has a range of 154 steps. You can set the guide to 0 at any point in the zoom range to help precisely calibrate both camcorders.
Assignable Buttons The camcorder conveniently features 10* 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. * In mode, only assignable buttons 1 to 4 are available.
[WD-H58W] Sets the [l Camera Setup] [Color Bars] Turns color bars on/off. [IR Monochrome] Switches between white and green when the camcorder is in Infrared mode. Turns the infrared light on/off when [l Camera Setup] [IR Light] to [Toggle]. [Markers] Turns onscreen markers on/off.
You can preset a number of picture-related settings. After changing individual settings to your preference, you can save the whole set in the camcorder or SD card as a custom picture file. You can then load the file at a later date to change the current settings to the preset levels you selected.
Custom Picture Settings Preset Custom Picture Files By default, the custom picture files in the camcorder in file slots [C7] to [C9] are protected. Remove the protection (0 100) to edit the file. The following describes when to use the preset files.
Transferring Custom Picture Files You can transfer custom picture files between the camcorder and SD card. When the custom picture file is in the camcorder, use [Copy To b] or [Load From b] depending on the operation you wish to perform. Similarly, when the custom picture file is on an SD card, use [Copy To Cam.] or [Load From Cam].
Custom Picture Settings NOTES • You can also copy a custom picture file embedded in a clip to the camcorder (0 121). Embedding Custom Picture Settings in a Recording You can record video or take a photo with your custom picture settings applied to it.
[Cine 2]. [Enable]: Activates/deactivates the setting. (Default: [On]) [Automatic]: Select [On] to have the camcorder automatically set the knee point and slope to prevent images being overexposed so quickly. Select [Off] to manually adjust the knee point. (Default: [On]) [Slope]: Determines the slope of the gamma curve above the knee point.
(Default: [Automatic]) Skin Detail The camcorder applies a softening filter to areas in the picture with skin tones to give a more pleasant appearance. By changing these settings, you can determine what areas will be detected as skin tones. A zebra pattern will appear over areas on the LCD screen that are detected as having skin tones.
(Default: 16) Selective Noise Reduction The camcorder detects the characteristics of a certain color or tone and applies a noise reduction filter to the targeted areas. A zebra pattern will appear over targeted areas on the screen. [Effect Level]: Adjusts the level of the noise reduction filter. The available options are [Off], [Low], [Middle] and [High].
Custom Picture Settings Color Correction The camcorder detects the characteristics of a certain color (color phase, chroma, area and Y level) and corrects them when recording. You can set the color correction for up to two different areas (A and B).
Focus assist functions will not appear on an external monitor. Selects the units of distance (meters or feet) displayed when the camcorder shows the distance to the [Obj. Dist. Unit] subject in manual focus mode.
Customizing Onscreen Displays By customizing onscreen displays, you can choose to have the camcorder display some icons while hiding other ones. For details on which onscreen displays can be customized, refer to Onscreen Displays (0 43). For details on the setting options, refer to [Custom Display 1] (0 150) and [Custom Display 2] (0 150).
After you adjust settings in the menus, you can save those settings on an SD card. You can load those settings at a later date or on another XF105 or XF100 camcorder so that you can use that camcorder in the same exact way.
Connecting to an External Monitor (0 126). For details on viewing photos on the SD card, refer to Viewing Photos (0 140). Operating modes: Clip Index Screen Playback functions are accessed from the clip index screen. To open the clip index screen, set the camcorder to mode.
Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to MEDIA. • The camcorder switches to 1 Currently selected CF card slot (0 38) 2 Clip thumbnail (0 123) 3 Relay recording: Appears when a clip begins on one CF card and continues on the other.
Playback Playback Controls When you play back a clip, operate the buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller to use fast playback, play back frame-by-frame or skip clips. Refer to the following table. Available Playback Types Playback type Camcorder: Press the J or I button.
[Delete User Memo] Deletes the user memo of a clip. Copies the custom picture file from a clip to the [Copy X File] camcorder. [Add Shot Mark 1]/ Adds or deletes the c mark. [Del. Shot Mark 1] [Add Shot Mark 2]/ Adds or deletes the d mark.
Using the Clip Menu 1 Select a clip and then press SET. • The clip menu appears. Available functions depend on the index screen and which functions are enabled. 2 Select the desired function and then press SET. • The function is enabled. For some functions, further action may be required. Follow the onscreen directions. •...
Clip Operations Adding e Marks or Z Marks If you add an OK mark (e) or check mark (Z) to a clip, you can later display an index screen that shows only the clips with an e mark or only the clips with a Z mark. Furthermore, you cannot delete clips with an e mark so you can use it to protect important clips.
• Observe the following precautions while the CFj or CFl access indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not open the cover of the either CF card slot.
• Observe the following precautions while the CFj or CFl access indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not open the cover of the selected CF card slot.
Copying a Custom Picture File Embedded in a Clip You can copy the custom picture file embedded in a clip to the camcorder. 1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu. 2 Select [Copy X File] and then press SET.
Clip Operations Displaying a Frame Index Screen of a Single Clip You can display an index screen of a single clip broken down as frames at fixed intervals. This is useful when you have a long clip or wish to play back a clip from a certain point. You can change how many thumbnails are displayed.
When output from the HDMI OUT terminal is SD (480/60P), the output of the HD/SD SDI terminal will also be 480/60P. NOTES • b When the camcorder is connected via HDMI OUT terminal to an external monitor, the video signal output from the HD/SD SDI terminal will be the same as that from the HDMI OUT terminal.
SD Output When HD video (16:9 aspect ratio) is converted and output as SD video (4:3 aspect ratio), you can choose how it appears on the external monitor. 1 Open the [SD Output] submenu. [N Video Setup] [SD Output] 2 Select the desired option and then press SET. Options [Squeeze]: The image is squeezed from the left and right so that the entire image fits within the screen.
When you connect the camcorder to an external monitor for recording or playback, use the terminal on camcorder that matches the one you wish to use on the monitor. Then, select the video signal output configuration (0 124). The camcorder can output video from all of the video output terminals simultaneously.
HD or SD depending on the capability of the external monitor. NOTES • Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors. • Video may not be output correctly depending on the monitor. In such case, use another terminal.
Connecting to an External Monitor Using the AV Terminal When you output video from the AV terminal, the video signal is converted to an analog SD composite video signal. In addition, the AV terminal also outputs audio. You can select the SD output method (0 125). NOTES •...
Audio Output The camcorder can output audio from the HD/SD SDI terminal (b only), HDMI OUT terminal, AV terminal or W (headphone) terminal. When audio is output from the AV terminal or W (headphone) terminal, you can configure settings such as the output channel. When audio is output from the AV terminal, you can select the output level.
Audio Output Options [CH1/CH2]: Audio from CH1 is output from the left audio channel and audio from CH2 is output from the right audio channel. [CH1/CH1]: Audio from CH1 is output from both the left and right audio channels. [CH2/CH2]: Audio from CH2 is output from both the left and right audio channels.
Saving Clips to a Computer Use the software on the supplied Canon XF Utilities CD-ROM to transfer clips in the camcorder to a computer to save them. The CD-ROM contains the following. Canon XF Utility: Browser for transferring clips to a computer, playing back and checking video, and managing clips.
Installing and Uninstalling Canon XF Utility (Windows) Installing Canon XF Utility Perform the following procedure to install the Canon XF Utility software. Note that the language displayed during installation will be in English, French or Spanish but the rest of the application’s menus and messages will be in English only.
• You can click [Cancel] to cancel the operation. 8 Click [Next] and then click [Finish]. 9 Remove the CD-ROM from the computer. Uninstalling Canon XF Utility 1 From the Start menu, select [All Programs] Utility]. • A confirmation screen appears.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions. * This may be [Add or Remove Programs] depending on how the Control Panel is displayed. Uninstalling the Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access Instructions 1 From the [Start] menu, open [All Programs] [Uninstall Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access Instruction Manual].
4 Click [Install]. 5 Select the installation method and then click [Next]. 6 Read the license agreement and click [Agree]. • If you do not select [Agree], you cannot install the software. • If you selected the [Easy Installation] installation method, skip to step 8. 7 Select the software to install and then click [Next].
Uninstalling the Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro Instructions 1 From [Applications], open [Canon Utilities]. 2 Move [Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro] to [Trash]. Uninstalling the Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access Instructions 1 From [Applications], open [Canon Utilities].
1 From [Applications], open [Canon Utilities] 2 Open the folder of the language and double-click the PDF file. You can also view the instruction manual by starting the Canon XF Utility software and then selecting [Help] [View instruction manual]. Viewing the Plugin Instructions...
Taking Photos in CAMERA Mode You can take a photo while the camcorder is recording a clip or is in record pause mode. If a custom picture file is selected in advance, it will be recorded with the photo (0 99). To take a photo, set an assignable button to [Photo] first or use the wireless controller.
• Observe the following precautions while the SD card access indicator is flashing. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not remove the SD card.
• Observe the following precautions while the SD card access indicator is flashing. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not remove the SD card.
Photo Operations You can use the photo menu to protect or unprotect a photo, delete a photo, or copy a custom picture file embedded in a photo. You can display the photo menu from the [Photos] index screen or photo playback screen.
Photo Operations Deleting All Photos 1 Open the [Delete All Photos] submenu. [J Other Functions] [Delete All Photos] 2 Select [OK] and then press SET. • All of the photos on the SD card will be deleted. • Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation. •...
• Initializing an SD card will permanently erase all the data it contains, including protected photos and custom picture files. Copying Custom Picture Files You can copy to the camcorder a custom picture file embedded in a photo. Custom picture files can be copied from the photo playback screen or [Photos] index screen. Operating modes: Copying a File from the Playback Screen 1 Display the photo with the custom picture file to be copied.
[Continu.]: Photo numbers will continue from the number following that of the last photo recorded with the camcorder. NOTES • If you select [Continu.] and the SD card you insert already contains a photo with a larger number, a new photo will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last photo on the SD card.
Menu Options For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (0 28). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu items without a reference page are explained after the tables. Setting options in boldface indicate default values.
[X Transfer File] [ND Filter]: Allows the camcorder to control the ND filter automatically. When the ND filter is activated, the icon of one of three available settings - 1/2 (NDu), 1/4 (NDw) and 1/8 (NDx) -will appear on the screen.
[Metadata Display]: Displays the date and time of recording and/or the camera data (shutter speed, aperture value, gain) during playback. [Audio Level]: Displays the audio level meter when set to [On]. [Custom Display 1] settings [Zoom Position]: Controls when the zoom indicator appears. [Always On]: Always appears on the screen.
Menu Options [SD Card Status]: Controls when the SD card status indicator appears. [Normal]: Always appears on the screen. [Warning]: Appears only when there is a warning. [Bit rate/Resolution]: Displays the bit rate and resolution when set to [On]. [Frame Rate]: Displays the frame rate when set to [On]. [Character Rec]: Displays the character recording warning icon (h) when set to [On], indicating that the onscreen displays will be recorded on the clip.
Available in the [Photos] index screen only. [Reset] [All Settings]: Resets all of the camcorder settings except for the hour meter to default settings. [Camera Settings]: Resets all [l Camera Setup] settings and custom picture settings to default settings. In addition, the white balance, aperture, focus and gain are set to auto and the shutter speed is set to off.
[Delete All Photos]: Deletes all the photos recorded on the SD card. [Reset Hour Meter]: The camcorder has two “hour meters” – the first keeps track of total operation time and the second keeps track of operation time since the last time the second hour meter was reset with this function.
1 Set an assignable button to [Status] (0 97). 2 Press the assignable button. • The status screen most recently displayed will appear unless you turned off the camcorder or changed the operating mode. In such case, the [Camera] status screen appears in Remote] status screen appears in 3 Push the joystick up/down to scroll through the status screens.
[Camera] Status Screen 1 Gain (0 54) 2 Gain limit (0 54) 3 Autofocus mode (0 50) 4 Soft zoom control (0 146) 5 Grip zoom rocker setting (0 64) 6 Zoom speed of handle zoom rocker (0 65) [Buttons/Remote] Status Screen 1 Assignable buttons 1 to 10* (0 97) 2 Custom key/dial (0 47) * In...
Displaying the Status Screens [Audio] Status Screen mode mode 1 Built-in microphone low-cut filter (0 77) 2 Built-in microphone sensitivity (0 77) 3 XLR terminal recording channel (0 79) 4 Sensitivity of microphones connected to XLR terminals (0 79) 5 Audio limiter (0 81) 6 Audio output delay (0 129) 7 Audio output level of the AV terminal (0 130) [Media] Status Screen...
[Video] Status Screen 1 HDMI OUT terminal status (0 127) 2 HD/SD SDI terminal output setting (b only, 0 127) 3 Superimposing onscreen displays to HD output (0 128) 4 HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal output status (0 127) * In mode only.
Displaying the Status Screens [Battery/Hour Meter] Status Screen 1 Remaining recording time 2 Remaining recording time indicator 3 Battery life indicator [X Data 1/3] Status Screen 1 Custom picture file name (0 99) 2 Gamma (0 102) 3 Master pedestal (0 102) 4 Master black RGB levels (0 103) 5 Black gamma settings (level, range and point) (0 103)
[X Data 2/3] Status Screen 1 Sharpness settings (level, horizontal detail frequency, horizontal/vertical detail balance, and limit) (0 104) 2 Sharpness settings (knee aperture, gain and ingredient ratio) (0 104) 3 Level depend settings (level, slope and offset) (0 104) [X Data 3/3] Status Screen 1 White balance RGB gain (0 105) 2 Color correction (0 106)
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Power source The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- There is not enough available space on the CF card. Delete some clips (0 120) to free some space or replace the CF card. - A system error has occurred. Turn off the camcorder and back on again. If this does not solve the problem, consult a Canon Service Center.
Connections with External Devices Video noise appears on a nearby TV screen. - When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
CF A/CF B Management data is not supported and will be deleted - This message may appear if you insert into the camcorder a CF card that was initialized by another Canon professional camcorder. Check the content of the CF card.
Use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder. - To be able to write back clips to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using a USB cable.
Then, try to add the mark again. System error - Turn off the camcorder and back on again. If this does not solve the problem, there may be a malfunction with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
• Do not point viewfinder lens at the sun or other strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a bright subject. Internal components may become damaged due to concentration of the light by the lens. Be careful especially when using a tripod or shoulder strap.
Recording Media • We recommend backing up the recordings on the recording media onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
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.
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder. The availability differs from area to area. BP-925, BP-955, BP-975, BP-950G, BP-970G Battery Pack CB-920 Car Battery Adapter WD-H58W Wide-converter STV-250N Stereo Video Cable IFC-400PCU USB Cable...
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600 min. CB-920 Car Battery Adapter Use the car battery adapter to power the camcorder or charge battery packs on the go. The car battery adapter plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter socket and runs off a 12-24V DC negative ground battery.
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Optional Accessories Product Codes Provided accessories: CA-930 Compact Power Adapter DC-930 DC Cable BP-925 Battery Pack SS-1200 Shoulder Strap WL-D6000 Wireless Controller Optional accessories: BP-955 Battery Pack BP-975 Battery Pack BP-950G Battery Pack BP-970G Battery Pack CA-920 Compact Power Adapter DC-920 DC Coupler DC-930 DC Cable CB-920 Car Battery Adapter...
Specifications XF105 / XF100 System • Recording System Movies: Video compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP; Audio compression: Linear PCM, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels File type: MXF Photos: Image compression: JPEG DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif Ver. 2.2 •...
Specifications • Iris: Auto or manual setting • Gain: Auto (AGC) or manual (-6.0 dB to 33.0 dB, fine-tuning available) • Shutter speed: Auto, speed, angle, clear scan or slow shutter mode, off; 1/4 sec to 1/2000 sec (when [Frame Rate] is [24P]: 1/3 sec to 1/2000) •...
• Dimensions (W x H x D) 121 x 148 x 250 mm (4.8 x 5.8 x 9.8 in.) (excluding lens hood, microphone holder unit, grip belt) • Weight (camcorder body only) b 1,070 g (2.4 lb.) c 1,020 g (2.2 lb.) CA-930 Compact Power Adapter •...
Specifications BP-925 Battery Pack • Battery type Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System • Rated voltage 7.4 V DC • Operating temperature 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) • Battery capacity Typical: 2,600 mAh Minimum: 19 Wh / 2,450 mAh •...
Index Abroad, using the camcorder ....171 Accessories ......172 AE level .
Troubleshooting ......162 Turning the camcorder on/off ....25...
USB terminal ......20 User bit .......73 User memo .
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