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This instruction manual covers the ZR70 MC, ZR65 MC and ZR60. Please note that
illustrations and explanation in this manual are based on the ZR70 MC.
Ce manuel d'instruction traite des modèles ZR70 MC, ZR65 MC et ZR60. Veuillez
noter que les illustrations et les explications contenues dans ce manuel sont basées
sur le ZR70 MC.
Este manual de instrucciones cubre la ZR70 MC, la ZR65 MC, y la ZR60. Tenga en
cuenta que las ilustraciones y las explicaciones de este manual se basan en la
ZR70 MC.
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    ZR70 MC. Este manual de instrucciones cubre la ZR70 MC, la ZR65 MC, y la ZR60. Tenga en cuenta que las ilustraciones y las explicaciones de este manual se basan en la ZR70 MC.
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws. Digital Video Camcorder, 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.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    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.
  • Page 4 When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570. The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC.
  • Page 5: Reference Guide

    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...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    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...
  • Page 7 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...
  • Page 8: Conventions Used In This Manual

    : 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.
  • Page 9: Thank You For Choosing A Canon

    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.
  • Page 10: Introducing The Zr70 Mc/Zr65 Mc/Zr60

    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.
  • Page 11: Components Guide

    Components Guide ZR70 MC/ZR65 MC/ZR60 REC (record) SEARCH button (p. 35) / Record review button (p. 35) / (rewind) button (p. 37) / CARD button* (p. 111) LCD screen (p. 32) Backup battery cover (p. 19) DATA (self-timer) button CODE (p.
  • Page 12 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.
  • Page 13 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.
  • Page 14: Wireless Controller

    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.
  • Page 15: Using A Household Power Source

    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.
  • Page 16: Attaching And Charging The Battery Pack

    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.
  • Page 17: Charging Time

    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...
  • Page 18 ❍ 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˚...
  • Page 19: Installing The Backup Battery

    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.
  • Page 20: Preparing The Camcorder

    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).
  • Page 21: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    ❍ 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).
  • Page 22: Loading A Cassette

    ❍ Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover. ❍ If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF. ❍ v flashes if no cassette is inserted when turning on the power (in CAMERA and PLAY (VCR) mode).
  • Page 23 ❍ 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.
  • Page 24: Using The Wireless Controller

    • 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.
  • Page 25: Setting The Time Zone, Date And Time

    Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder. 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.
  • Page 26: Setting The Date And Time

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 27: Displaying Date And Time During Recording

    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. •...
  • Page 28: Recording Movies On A Tape

    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.
  • Page 29 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.
  • Page 30: Zooming

    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).
  • Page 31 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.
  • Page 32: Using The Lcd Screen

    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.
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd Screen

    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.
  • Page 34 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.
  • Page 35: Searching And Reviewing When Recording

    In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your recording to check if it has been recorded properly. Press and release the c (record review) button. The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode. Record Search...
  • Page 36: Tips For Making Better Videos

    Tips for Making Better Videos Holding the Camcorder For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens.
  • Page 37: Playing Back A Tape

    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.
  • Page 38: Special Playback Modes

    /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.
  • Page 39: Playing Back With The Built-In Speaker/Headphones

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 40 ❍ 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).
  • Page 41: Playing Back On A Tv Screen

    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).
  • Page 42 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.
  • Page 43: Selecting The Audio Output Channel

    • 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)
  • Page 44: Menus And Settings

    Menus and Settings Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on the screen. Selecting Menus and Settings 1. Set the camcorder to the correct operating mode. 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
  • Page 45 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,...
  • Page 46 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...
  • Page 47 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 *...
  • Page 48 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)
  • Page 49: Changing The Remote Sensor Mode

    ❍ The wireless controller returns to mode 1 when you replace the batteries. Change the mode if necessary. ❍ Make sure that camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode. Display the camcorder’s mode by pressing any button on the wireless controller (except of the REMOTE SET button) and set the wireless controller’s mode to...
  • Page 50: Customizing The Camcorder

    (collectively called the My Camera settings). * ZR70 MC and ZR65 MC only. With the ZR70 MC and ZR65 MC, you can also create your own start-up image. See Creating a Start-up Image (...
  • Page 51: Setting The Light-Up Buttons

    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.
  • Page 52: Other Camcorder Settings

    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].
  • Page 53: Demonstration Mode

    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.
  • Page 54: Changing The Recording Mode (Sp/Lp)

    ❍ If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become distorted.
  • Page 55: Recording Still Images On The Tape

    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.
  • Page 56 ❍ 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).
  • Page 57: Using The Recording Programs

    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...
  • Page 58 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.
  • Page 59 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.
  • Page 60 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.
  • Page 61: Using Digital Effects

    : 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.
  • Page 62 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.
  • Page 63 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.
  • Page 64 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.
  • Page 65 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...
  • Page 66 • 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.
  • Page 67: Using The Multi-Image Screen

    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*).
  • Page 68 - 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.
  • Page 69: Turning Off The Image Stabilizer

    ❍ 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...
  • Page 70: Recording With The Self-Timer

    • 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).
  • Page 71: Audio Recording

    ❍ 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...
  • Page 72 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).
  • Page 73: Using The Vl-3 Video Light (Optional)

    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;...
  • Page 74: Using The Dm-50 Microphone (Optional)

    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.
  • Page 75: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    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...
  • Page 76 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.
  • Page 77: Adjusting The Ae Shift

    • 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.
  • Page 78: Setting The Shutter Speed

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 79 ❍ 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...
  • Page 80: Setting The White Balance

    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.
  • Page 81 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.
  • Page 82: Magnifying The Image

    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)
  • Page 83: Displaying The Data Code

    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).
  • Page 84: Selecting The Date/Time Display Combination

    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].
  • Page 85: Photo Search/Date Search

    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.
  • Page 86: Returning To A Pre-Marked Position

    Returning to a Pre-marked Position If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory and the tape will stop at that point when you rewind/fast forward the tape. CAMERA 1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point you wish to return to later.
  • Page 87: Recording To A Vcr Or Digital Video Device

    Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.
  • Page 88 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...
  • Page 89: Recording From Analog Video Devices (Vcr, Tv Or Camcorder)

    Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in the camcorder. ❍ 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.
  • Page 90: Recording From Digital Video Devices (Dv Dubbing)

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 91 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”...
  • Page 92: Converting Analog Signals Into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter)

    Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
  • Page 93 ❍ 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.
  • Page 94: Replacing Existing Scenes (Av Insert)

    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.
  • Page 95 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.
  • Page 96: Audio Dubbing

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 97: Using A Microphone

    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.
  • Page 98: Playing Back The Added Sound

    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.
  • Page 99: Connecting To A Computer Using A Dv (Ieee1394) Cable

    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.
  • Page 100: Inserting And Removing The Memory Card

    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...
  • Page 101: Selecting The Image Quality/Size

    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.
  • Page 102: Changing The Movie Size

    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.
  • Page 103 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...
  • Page 104: Recording Still Images On A Memory Card

    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.
  • Page 105 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.
  • Page 106 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.
  • Page 107: Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode)

    PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode. 2. Press the button. 3. Select the direction with the CARD +/– button.
  • Page 108 ❍ 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.
  • Page 109: Zr70 Mc

    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).
  • Page 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.
  • Page 111: Playing Back A Memory Card

    ❍ 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...
  • Page 112: Index Screen

    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.
  • Page 113 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 –...
  • Page 114: Protecting Images

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 115: Erasing Images

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 116: Selecting Still Images For Printing (Print Order)

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 117: Erasing All Print Orders

    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 “ ”...
  • Page 118: Printing With The Direct Print Function

    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).
  • Page 119: Selecting The Number Of Copies

    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. •...
  • Page 120 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.
  • Page 121: Printing With Print Order Settings

    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).
  • Page 122: Combining Images (Card Mix)

    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.
  • Page 123 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.
  • Page 124: Selecting The Card Mix Effect

    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.
  • Page 125 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.
  • Page 126: Copying Still Images

    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.
  • Page 127: Copying Still Images From Memory Card To Tape

    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.
  • Page 128: Formatting A Memory Card

    ❍ 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.
  • Page 129: Connecting To A Computer Using A Usb Cable

    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).
  • Page 130: Creating A Start-Up Image

    Creating a Start-up Image You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card 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. ❍...
  • Page 131: Memory Card Information

    ❍ We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data.
  • Page 132: Sample Images

    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...
  • Page 133 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.
  • Page 134: Screen Displays

    • 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.
  • Page 135 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...
  • Page 136: Screen Displays During Advanced Recording/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 (...
  • Page 137 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...
  • Page 138: List Of Messages

    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.
  • Page 139 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.
  • Page 140 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.
  • Page 141: Maintenance

    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.
  • Page 142 ❍ 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.
  • Page 143 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: ❍...
  • Page 144: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs with NTSC system.
  • Page 145: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 146 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.
  • Page 147 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.
  • Page 148: System Diagram

    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*...
  • Page 149: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center. BP-500 Series Battery Packs When you need extra battery packs, select from the following: BP-511, BP-512, BP-522 or BP-535.
  • Page 150 • 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.
  • Page 151 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.
  • Page 152: Specifications

    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...
  • Page 153 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...
  • Page 154: Index

    6-second auto date ... . 84 Abroad, using the camcorder . . . 144 Accessories....9, 149 Accessory shoe .
  • Page 155 Screen displays ....134 SD Memory Card * ... 101 ZR70 MC ZR70 MC ZR65 MC Search select ....85 Self-timer .
  • Page 156 ® 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”)
  • Page 157 Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
  • Page 158 15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96814 USA ● If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only). CANADA CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7 CANON CANADA INC.

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