Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws. Digital Video Camcorder, ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC/ZR60 systems This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC/ZR60 A and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570. The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC.
Reference Guide The following manuals are supplied with the camcorder: ❍ Digital Video Camcorder ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC/ZR60 Instruction Manual This manual explains the camcorder operations from basic video recording to the use of the full range of features. ❍ Windows XP Users Only...
Table of Contents Introduction Reference Guide ...5 Thank You for Choosing a Canon ...9 Introducing the ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC/ZR60 ...10 Components Guide ...11 Mastering the Basics Preparations Using a Household Power Source ...15 Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack ...16 Installing the Backup Battery ...19...
Returning to a Pre-marked Position ...86 Editing Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ...87 Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) ...89 Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing)...90 Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ...92 Replacing Existing Scenes (AV Insert) ...94...
: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. ❍ : Precautions related to the camcorder operation. ❍ Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller. ❍ [ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.
Thank You for Choosing a Canon The Canon ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC/ZR60 provides a full range of options and functions. We recommend reading this manual thoroughly before you use the camcorder. It will help you to become more familiar with your camcorder, and learn how to operate it properly.
Super Night Mode and Low Light Plus Mode (ZR70 MC) With the ZR70 MC’s Super Night mode (in Camera mode) and Low Light Plus mode (in Card Camera mode), you can keep on shooting without turning the lights on.
Viewfinder (p. 20) Strap mount (p. 21) Start/stop button (p. 28) POWER switch (p. 8) CAMERA O F F PLAY(VCR) ZR70 MC ZR65 MC Diopter adjustment lever (p. 20) Viewfinder protect cover (p. 142) Cassette compartment cover (p. 22) Cassette compartment (p.
MIC terminal (p. 71) AV IN/OUT terminal (p. 41) / (phones) terminal (p. 39) USB terminal * (p. 129) ZR70 MC ZR65 MC only. Terminal cover ZR70 MC Remote sensor (p. 24) Stereo microphone (p. 71) Terminal cover Bottom view OPEN/EJECT switch (p.
Wireless Controller ZR70 MC ZR65 MC START /STOP PHOTO SELF T. D.EFFECT. TV SCREEN ON/OFF INDEX SLIDE SHOW DATA CODE SEARCH SELECT ZERO SET PLAY MEMORY 12bit STOP AUDIO OUT AUDIO DUB. PAUSE AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET PAUSE WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL - D79 PHOTO button (p.
Using a Household Power Source You can operate the camcorder from a household power source using the supplied power adapter. The power adapter converts current from a power outlet (100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by the camcorder.
Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack Charge the battery pack with the supplied power adapter before you use the camcorder for the first time and subsequently when the message “CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK” appears. 1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
Actual time may be shorter. • We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need. • To conserve battery charge, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode. Playback Time...
❍ Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth. ❍ Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully and to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 86˚...
Installing the Backup Battery The backup battery allows the camcorder to retain date, time and other camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected. Power the camcorder from a household power source or with a battery pack when replacing the backup battery.
Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Diopter Adjustment) 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed to adjust the viewfinder. 2. Adjust the diopter adjustment lever. Do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as it may melt (due to concentration of light by the lens).
❍ Filters cannot be used with the wide attachment. ❍ If dust accumulates on the wide attachment or on the camcorder lens, clean both lenses gently with a blower brush. ❍ The wide attachment may obstruct the remote sensor (the range of the wireless controller narrows), or may cause a shadow to appear on the picture when recording with a video light or the assist lamp (White LED).
❍ Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover. ❍ If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF. ❍ v flashes if no cassette is inserted when turning on the power (in CAMERA and PLAY (VCR) mode).
❍ Return cassettes in the case and store them upright. ❍ Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use. ❍ Do not use cassettes with spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder.
• Audio dubbing ( ❍ The wireless controller may not work properly in bright places, such as outdoors under direct sunlight, or when used too close to the camcorder. ❍ The operable range of the wireless controller may shorten when the camcorder’s remote sensor is exposed to strong light.
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder. Install the backup battery before you begin ( Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time CAMERA PLAY (VCR) SYSTEM 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
❍ Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock. ❍ Days per month and leap years will be automatically adjusted.
2. Turn the selector dial to select [SYSTEM] and press the selector dial. 3. Turn the selector dial to select [D/TIME SET] and press the selector dial. The year display starts to flash. 4. Turn the selector dial to select the year, and press the selector dial. •...
Recording Movies on a Tape You can use the LCD screen or the viewfinder when recording. Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Before you make important recordings, clean the video heads ( Preparations Connect a power source.
When recording outdoors or through a window, do not leave LCD screen, viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight as it may cause damage. ❍ Turn the power off if you do not intend to use the camcorder for a longer time.
Zooming The camcorder’s zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for your recordings. The camcorder automatically switches between optical zooming and digital zooming. Image resolution is slightly lower with the digital zoom. Optical Zoom ZR70 MC 22× optical zoom Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wide- angle).
88×/80×/72×, and extends further in dark blue when set to 440×/400×/360×. ❍ Digital zoom cannot be used in the Night mode and Super Night (ZR70 MC) mode. ❍ Digital zoom cannot be used when the multi-image screen is selected.
You can rotate the LCD panel so that the screen faces in the same direction as the lens 33), or push it flat against the camcorder with the screen facing outward. 3. Close the LCD panel after use. • Close the LCD panel firmly until it clicks.
Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Screen CAMERA PLAY (VCR) DISPLAY SET UP 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the selector dial to select [DISPLAY SET UP] and press the selector dial. 3. Turn the selector dial to select [BRIGHTNESS] and press the selector dial.
PLAY (VCR) CARD PLAY (VCR) CAMERA CARD CAMERA DISPLAY SET UP LCD MIRROR••ON 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2. Turn the selector dial to select [DISPLAY SET UP] and press the selector dial. 3. Turn the selector dial to select [LCD MIRROR] and press the selector dial. 4.
In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your recording to check if it has been recorded properly. Press and release the c (record review) button. The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode. Record Search...
Tips for Making Better Videos Holding the Camcorder For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens.
5. Press the button to stop playback. ❍ If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette. ❍ To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel. The built-in speaker does not sound.
/4a (Reverse Playback) Plays back in reverse at normal speed. Press the button during normal playback. Press the e (play) button return to normal playback. The camcorder goes into stop mode after 5 minutes in reverse playback pause. × 2 (Forward× 2 Playback)/(Reverse 2× Playback) Plays back at 2 times normal speed.
❍ Do not connect headphones unless “H” is displayed as it produces noise. ❍ The built-in speaker is monaural. Use headphones for stereo sound. ❍ The built-in speaker turns off when the camcorder is set to a mode other than the PLAY (VCR) mode or when you use the headphones.
❍ Sound may become distorted when the volume is turned up too high. ❍ The headphone volume can be adjusted in all operating modes. ❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off (separately for headphones and built-in speaker).
Playing Back on a TV Screen You can connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR to play back your recordings on a TV screen. ❍ Make sure that “H” is not displayed on the screen. If “H” is displayed, change the setting ( 39).
3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio terminals of the TV/VCR. Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the red AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
• L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main. • R/R:Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub. 5. Press the MENU button to close the menu. The setting resets to the L/R setting when you turn the camcorder off. CARD CAMERA OUTPUT CH•••L/R CARD PLAY (VCR)
Menus and Settings Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on the screen. Selecting Menus and Settings 1. Set the camcorder to the correct operating mode. 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
D/TIME SET MY CAMERA S-UP IMAGE * SHTR SOUND * S-UP SOUND S/STOP SOUND SELF-T SOUND ZR70 MC ZR70 MC CARD CAMERA Setting Options CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMI., CAM. CHROMA, C. ANIMATION CORNER, STRAIGHT, RANDOM AUTO, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,...
BEEP T.ZONE/DST D/TIME SET MY CAMERA S-UP IMAGE* SHTR SOUND * S-UP SOUND S/STOP SOUND SELF-T SOUND ZR70 MC ZR70 MC CARD CAMERA PLAY (VCR) SP, LP AV, PHONES H DV OUT ON, OFF L/R, L/L, R/R AUDIO IN, MIC. IN...
CARD CAMERA Menu (C. CAM. MENU) ZR70 MC ZR65 MC CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Submenu Menu Item CAMERA SET UP SHUTTER WHITE BAL. CARD SET UP SI QUALITY SI SIZE MOVIE SIZE * FILE NOS. VCR SET UP AV/PHONES AUDIO SET UP *...
ON, PUSH ON, OFF GREEN, ORANGE, BLUE, YELLOW, TURQUOISE, PURPLE A1, A2, OFF A ON, OFF See list of time zones NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3 CARD PLAY (VCR)
❍ The wireless controller returns to mode 1 when you replace the batteries. Change the mode if necessary. ❍ Make sure that camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode. Display the camcorder’s mode by pressing any button on the wireless controller (except of the REMOTE SET button) and set the wireless controller’s mode to...
Open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [BUTTONLIGHT], set it to [PUSH ON] or [OFF] and close the menu. • ON: The buttons light up while the camcorder is turned on. The color changes when you press a button and turns back when you release the button.
You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, self- timer countdown, automatic shut-off, and unusual conditions of the camcorder. The beep will not be recorded. If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera settings will be turned off. CAMERA SYSTEM To turn the beep off, open the menu and select [SYSTEM].
The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a cassette (ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC: and without inserting a memory card) for more than 5 minutes. You can also start the demonstration mode through the menu.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully. • F disappears. • The camcorder records the still image for approx. 6 seconds. During this time, the camcorder displays the still image and keeps recording the sound. • The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
❍ When you turn the POWER switch to OFF while the camcorder is recording the still image, it will not turn off until recording is complete. ❍ Record still images under sufficient lighting condition (in which you can identify the subject on the screen).
Using the Recording Programs The camcorder is equipped with the Easy Recording program and several program AE modes. The availability of functions differs depending on the selected mode. Availability of Functions in Each Mode: Position of the Program Selector Recording Program...
Use this mode to record in dimly lit places. The shutter is fixed at a slow shutter speed. ❍ Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage. ❍ Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes. ❍ The camcorder may have difficulty to focus automatically.
It is useful when recording in places with changing light conditions (such as in amusement parks). ❍ Night mode cannot be used in CARD CAMERA ZR70 MC ZR65 MC mode. ❍ Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
Selecting the Program AE Mode CAMERA 1. Slide the program selector to Q (program AE). 2. Press the selector dial. A list of the program AE modes appears. 3. Select a mode and press the selector dial. The symbol of the mode appears on the upper left corner of the screen.
: Not available *1: Black and White only *2: Cannot be used in Night and Super Night (ZR70 MC) mode. ❍ Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the menu. Select [D.EFFECTS and press the ON/OFF button.
Faders Fade Trigger (FADE-T) The image gradually fades in. Wipe (WIPE) The image begins as a vertical line in the center and expands sideways until it fills the whole screen. Corner Wipe (CORNER) The image appears from the corners until it fills the whole screen.
Puzzle (PUZZLE) The image appears in 16 pieces. The pieces move around until the puzzle is solved. Zigzag (ZIGZAG) The image appears in zigzag from the top of the screen. Beam (BEAM) The screen turns yellow, forms a beam that becomes thinner and the image appears.
Fade out: During playback, press the ON/OFF button and pause playback by pressing the e/a button. The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF button. ZR70 MC ZR65 MC CARD CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Faders cannot be selected when Card Mix is activated.
The image becomes a rhombus surrounded by a masking frame that changes the colors. Mirror (MIRROR) Creates a symmetrical image as if there would be a mirror in the center of the screen. Only Black and White can be used in CARD CAMERA mode. ZR70 MC ZR65 MC...
• The name of the selected effect stops flashing. • The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF button. Selecting an Effect in CARD CAMERA Mode ZR70 MC ZR65 MC CAMERA 1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button. “BLK&WHT” flashes.
Using the Multi-Image Screen The multi-image screen captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images with the Image Capture feature and displays them at one time. Sound will be recorded normally. This feature can be used in CAMERA and PLAY (VCR) mode. You can choose the transition speed at which to capture the subject from manual, fast (every 4 frames), moderate (every 6 frames*) or slow (every 8 frames*).
- When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause ❍ The multi-image screen can be operated in record or record pause mode. ❍ ZR70 MC ZR65 MC activated. ❍ In PLAY (VCR) mode: Pressing any tape operation button (such as play or pause), or performing date/photo search cancels the multi-image screen.
❍ We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when you mount the camcorder on a tripod. ❍ The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder shake. ❍ The image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA...
• The camcorder records the still image for approx. 6 seconds and returns to record pause mode (ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC: In CARD CAMERA mode, it displays the still image when recording is complete). ❍ To cancel the self-timer, press the (when recording movies) or PHOTO button (when recording still images).
❍ The audio level differs from that of the built-in microphone. ❍ Be careful with long microphones as they may appear in the picture. ❍ See also Using the DM-50 Microphone ( ZR70 MC Wind Screen You can reduce the wind noise when recording in windy places. CAMERA...
DUB.] is set to [MIC. IN] in the [AUDIO SET UP] submenu). ❍ The wind screen function cannot be used when an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal (ZR70 MC: or when the DM-50 Microphone is attached to the advanced accessory shoe).
Refer also to the VL-3 Video Light instruction manual. ❍ Always turn off the camcorder before attaching/removing the video light. ❍ Do not touch or place flammable material or plastic close to the lamp or the surrounding parts during or immediately after use;...
ZR70 MC The high sensitive Directional Stereo Microphone DM-50 attaches to the advanced accessory shoe for cable-free operation and is powered by the camcorder’s power supply. Use it for recording or dubbing audio. Refer also to the DM-50 Microphone instruction manual.
Adjusting the Focus Manually Some subjects may not be suitable for autofocus. In such case, focus manually. Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects: Subjects with Reflective surfaces low contrast (e.g. White Wall) Through dirty or Different Distances wet windows PLAY (VCR) CAMERA...
Press the focus button more than 3 seconds in step 3. “MF ∞” appears. When you operate the zoom or turn the selector dial when “MF ∞” is displayed in light blue, “∞” disappears and the camcorder changes to manual focus.
• If “MF” is displayed in light blue, AE shift cannot be adjusted. Press the AE SHIFT button again to display “AE ±0” in light blue. ❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program AE mode.
❍ Recording under fluorescent lights: When the camcorder is set to Recording) or when the program AE mode is set to Auto, Night or Super Night (ZR70 MC) mode, it automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed accordingly. However, if the brightness of the screen starts to flicker, select Auto mode and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
❍ Guidelines for Recording with High Shutter Speeds: - Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/2000 - Moving objects such as cars or roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500 or 1/250 - Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/100...
Setting the White Balance The camcorder’s auto white balance system adjusts the colors to appear natural for different lighting conditions. However, you can use the preset modes to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. 3. Select [WHITE BAL]. 4. Point the camcorder at a white object (such as a sheet of paper), zoom in until it fills the whole screen and select [SET W]. • W flashes and stops flashing when settings is complete.
Pressing the selector dial switches between the directions. • To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W. Movies played back from a memory card cannot be magnified. ZR70 MC CARD CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD PLAY (VCR)
Once date and time are set, the camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). (ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC: Only date and time appear when playing back a memory card).
Selecting the Date/Time Display Combination CAMERA DISPLAY SET UP Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [D/TIME SEL.], set it to [DATE] or [TIME] and close the menu. Selecting the Data Code Display Combination CAMERA DISPLAY SET UP Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP].
Photo Search/Date Search You can search for a still image recorded anywhere on the tape with the photo search function, or locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo search and date search.
Returning to a Pre-marked Position If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory and the tape will stop at that point when you rewind/fast forward the tape. CAMERA 1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point you wish to return to later.
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.
Connecting a Digital Video Device Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device. Side with an arrow Signal flow Commercially available DV cable...
Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in the camcorder. ❍ Anomalous signals sent from the connected device may be recorded as anomalous picture (although it may not appear so on the screen), or it may not be recorded at all.
❍ Copyright protected signals cannot be recorded. ❍ Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture. ❍ If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again. ❍ You can connect only one device with the DV cable.
Copyright Signal Certain software tapes are copyright protected. If you attempt to play back such tape, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears and you will not be able to view the contents of the tape. If you attempt to record from such tape via the DV terminal, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED”...
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
❍ For normal use, set [AV appear on the screen). If it is set to [ON], digital signals cannot be input via the camcorder’s DV terminal. ❍ Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal.
Camcorder: ❍ Use only tapes recorded in SP mode. ❍ AV insert will stop if the camcorder detects a blank section or a section not recorded in SP mode on the tape. Connected device: ❍ Use only tapes without blank sections.
4. Locate the scene you wish to replace and pause playback shortly before the scene. You can use the playback buttons on the camcorder or the special playback buttons on the wireless controller. 5. Press the AV INSERT button on the wireless controller.
❍ Do not connect/disconnect any cable to/from the camcorder while dubbing. ❍ You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing. ❍ If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality may decrease. ❍ Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more than 3 times.
CAMERA PLAY (VCR) AUDIO SET UP 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette. 2. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SET UP]. Select [AUDIO DUB.], set it to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC. IN] and close the menu.
Turn the selector dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the volume of Stereo 2. ❍ The camcorder resets to [STEREO 1] when you turn the camcorder off. However, the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder.
DV IN/OUT Commercially available DV cable terminal ❍ Do not disconnect the DV cable, or turn off the camcorder or computer while data is being transferred to the computer. ❍ Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.
Make sure that the card access indicator is not flashing. 2. Open the cover. 3. Push the memory card to release it. Remove the memory card. 4. Close the cover. 100-133) refers to functions of the ZR70 MC 128). 129). Card access indicator Terminals...
480] and close the menu. ❍ Still images recorded in 1024 × 768 pixels may not be displayed correctly in a camcorder not supporting this size. ❍ Still images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
CONTINUOUS. CONTINUOUS The camcorder memorizes the file number of the last image and assigns the consecutive file number to the next image, even when a new memory card is inserted. (If a higher file number already exists on the memory card, the consecutive number will be assigned.) There will be no duplication of file numbers.
When you record 3 images on the supplied memory card. CONTINUOUS 101-0104 CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD SET UP To change the setting, open the menu and select [CARD SET UP]. Select [FILE NOS.], set it to [RESET] and close the menu. 101-0101 101-0102 101-0103...
105), or from devices connected via the DV terminal or AV terminal ( ❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card while the card access display (<<< or >>>) in the upper right corner of the screen or the card access indicator is flashing.
Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder You can record images from a tape in the camcorder as still images on a memory card. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. 2. Play back the tape.
When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV not displayed. Change the setting as necessary ( CAMERA 1. Connect the camcorder to the video device. • S-video/AV terminal: See Playing Back on a TV Screen ( • DV terminal: See Connecting a Digital Video Device ( 2.
PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode. 2. Press the button. 3. Select the direction with the CARD +/– button.
❍ Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%. ❍ Do not include moving subject in the overlapping portion. ❍ Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They may appear warped or doubled up.
Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card ZR70 MC You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder 110), or from devices connected via the AV terminal (analog line-in) or the DV terminal ( 110).
Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder You can record movies from a tape in the camcorder on a memory card. CAMERA 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. 2. Play back the tape. 3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.
❍ Still images not recorded with this camcorder may not be printed correctly on a Bubble Jet Printer with direct print function. ❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card while the card access display (<<<) in the upper right corner of...
1. In single image display, press the button. • Up to 6 images appear. • ZR70 MC Movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image indicated by “ 2. Press the CARD +/– button to change the image selection.
Card Jump Function You can locate still images/movies without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper right of the screen indicates the image number of the current image by the total number of images. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) In single image display, press and hold the CARD + or CARD –...
❍ The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are already protected. ❍ ZR70 MC Movies can only be protected when the first or last scene is displayed as a still image. They cannot be protected during playback pause.
❍ Protected images cannot be erased. ❍ Movies can only be erased when the first or last scene is displayed as ZR70 MC a still image. They cannot be erased in playback pause mode. ❍ Make sure to insert a memory card that contains images.
❍ Make sure to insert a memory card that contains images. ❍ A maximum of 200 still images can be selected. ❍ Movies cannot be printed. ZR70 MC Selecting in Single Image Display CAMERA 1. Select the still image you wish to print.
Erasing All Print Orders CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS 1. In single image display, open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. 2. Select [ PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE]. “ERASE ALL PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears. 3. Select [YES]. All “ ”...
Printing with the Direct Print Function You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a Canon Bubble Jet Printer with Direct Print function. The Direct Print function can also be used with the print order settings ( 116).
Printing CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. In single image display, select the still image you wish to print and press the selector dial. The print setting menu appears. 2. Set the number of copies and the print style. • Selecting the Number of Copies. •...
Selecting the paper size: 1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial to select [Style] and press the selector dial. 2. Make sure that dial. 3. Turn the selector dial to select the paper size and press the selector dial. 4.
140). With most errors, printing resumes automatically after you correct the error. If the error persists, press the selector dial to cancel printing. ❍ Follow below procedure when disconnecting the interface cable: 1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer. 2. Turn off the camcorder. CARD CAMERA 118).
Choose one of the sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card (such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video recording. ❍ Card Mix cannot be used in the Night and Super Night (ZR70 MC) mode. ❍ Movies recorded on a memory card cannot be combined with ZR70 MC camcorder recordings.
Card Luminance Key (CARD LUMI.) Combines illustrations or title with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of the light area of the card mix image. You can create your own title or illustration by drawing on a white paper and recording it to the memory card. Mix level adjustment: light area of the still image.
Selecting the Card Mix Effect CAMERA CARD MIX 1. Set the program selector to Q. 2. Open the menu and select [ The card mix menu appears. 3. Select the image you wish to combine with the CARD +/– button. 4.
F flashes in white and turns green when focus is adjusted. 2. Press the PHOTO button fully. • The camcorder records the still image on the tape for approx. 6 seconds. During this time, the camcorder displays the still image and keeps recording the sound.
Copying Still Images You can copy still images from tape to memory card, or from memory card to tape. ❍ All still images from the selected still image onward will be copied. ❍ The image size of a still image copied from tape to memory card will be 640 × 480.
Copying Still Images from Memory Card to Tape Load a cassette with enough free space, and insert a recorded memory card. Make sure that the protect tab on the cassette is set to allow recording. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS 1.
❍ Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered. ❍ If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the camcorder. ❍ Makes sure to insert the memory card you wish to format into the camcorder. CAMERA CARD OPERATIONS 1.
USB cable. ❍ Do not disconnect the USB cable, remove the memory card, change the position of the POWER switch or turn off the camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer (while the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing).
Creating a Start-up Image You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card or a sample start-up image provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK and save it as [MY IMAGE]. ❍ Make sure to insert a memory card with enough remaining capacity. ❍...
❍ We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data.
Sample Images 27 sample images are pre-recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card: 8 card chroma key images, 5 card luminance key images, 2 camera chroma key images and 12 card animation images. Card Chroma Key Card Luminance Key Camera Chroma Key Card Animation...
Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual. If you cannot use the USB cable to connect the camcorder to a computer, you will need a PC Card Adapter to upload the images to a memory card.
• Warning messages still appear, and the data code appears if turned on. • Tape operation displays appear for 2 seconds. • Displays cannot be hidden on the index screen. ZR70 MC ZR65 MC TV Screen Displays When you connect a TV for recording/playback, you can hide the displays on the TV screen.
Screen Displays during Basic Recording/Playback indicates flashing. CAMERA mode (battery pack attached): • Remote sensor mode and audio mode disappear after 4 seconds. PLAY (VCR) mode: • Remote sensor mode and volume bar disappear after 4 seconds. : Fast forward playback/ rewind playback ( PAUSE : ×2 playback...
Screen Displays during Advanced Recording/Playback CAMERA Mode ZR70 MC Image stabilizer ( Zoom ( AE shift ( Program AE ( Manual focus ( Shutter speed ( White balance ( Card mix ( 122) Digital effects ( Date and time (...
CARD CAMERA Mode ZR70 MC ZR65 MC ZR70 MC Stitch assist ( 107) Zoom ( Program AE ( AE shift ( Manual focus Shutter speed White balance Date and time ( AF/AE locked in Photo mode ( 104) CARD PLAY (VCR) Mode...
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the position of the protect switch. Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload and reload the cassette. DV cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is turned off.
NO IMAGES No images are recorded on the memory card. CARD ERROR A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or play back the image. The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4 seconds and the card and reinsert the card.
RESUME/CANCEL button on the Bubble Jet Printer. Request replacement of the waste tank at the shop where you purchased the printer or the nearest Canon customer support center listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. If the error persists, consult the nearest Canon customer support center listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
143) Storage ❍ If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 86˚F (30˚C). ❍ After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder is still working properly.
❍ When the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned. ❍ To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
When the camcorder is left in a humid room How to avoid condensation: ❍ Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag. When condensation is detected: ❍...
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs with NTSC system.
Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Power Source Problem Camcorder will not turn Battery pack is exhausted. Battery pack is not correctly attached.
Cassette is not loaded. Tape reached the end ( flashes on the screen). Cassette is protected (v flashes on the screen). Camcorder is set to a mode other than the CAMERA mode. Autofocus does not work on that subject. Viewfinder is not adjusted.
Memory Card Operation ZR70 MC ZR65 MC Problem Memory card cannot be Memory card was not facing inserted. the correct direction. Memory card cannot be Memory card is full. recorded. Memory card is not formatted. Memory card is not inserted.
System Diagram ZR70 MC WA-30.5 Wide Attachment ZR70 MC ZR65 MC WL-D79 Wireless Controller WD-30.5 Wide- converter Wireless Controller TL-30.5 Tele- converter FS-30.5U Filter Set ZR70 MC VL-3 Video Light DM-50 Directional ZR70 MC Stereo Microphone BP-900 Series VL-10Li Battery Pack*...
Optional Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center. BP-500 Series Battery Packs When you need extra battery packs, select from the following: BP-511, BP-512, BP-522 or BP-535.
• BP-900 series battery packs are charged with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter (optional). VL-3 Video Light ZR70 MC This video light enables you to record brightly in color even in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe for cable- free operation.
This lightweight bag keeps the camcorder within easy reach without weighing you down or getting in the way. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Memory Card are to be included in the total number. File format* This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high...
ø3.5 mm stereo minijack 32 – 104˚F (0 – 40˚C) 4.1 × 2.3 × 5.8 in. (103 × 58 × 147 mm) ZR70 MC: 1.2 lb. (525 g), ZR65 MC/ZR60: 1.2 lb. (520 g) 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 17 W 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A...
6-second auto date ... . 84 Abroad, using the camcorder . . . 144 Accessories....9, 149 Accessory shoe .
Screen displays ....134 SD Memory Card * ... 101 ZR70 MC ZR70 MC ZR65 MC Search select ....85 Self-timer .
® WARRANTY The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“CUSA”) with respect to each Canon ZR70 MC/ ZR65 MC/ZR60 Digital Video Camcorder (“DV Camcorder”) purchased and used in the United States. Each Canon DV Camcorder, when delivered to you in new condition in its original container, is warranted against defective material or workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase (three (3) months in the case of the video head part), defective parts or DV Camcorders returned to a CUSA factory service center (“CUSA Center”)
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