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Canon VC-C4 Instruction Manual

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Please read this instruction manual carefully before operation.
Be sure to read the "aSafe Use of Equipment" section before
using this equipment. Store this manual in a readily accessible
location for future reference.

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    INSTRUCTION MANUAL Please read this instruction manual carefully before operation. Be sure to read the “aSafe Use of Equipment” section before using this equipment. Store this manual in a readily accessible location for future reference.
  • Page 2 Clock and text display function Up to 9 VC-C4/VC-C4R cameras can be controlled from 1 PC If the Product is connected to a recording device (for example a VCR), Canon Inc. accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any financial losses that may be incurred as a result of the loss of recorded information or images, regardless of the internal or external cause of the loss.
  • Page 3: Safe Use Of Equipment

    Date of Purchase Dealer Purchased from Dealer Address Dealer Phone No. Model No. VC-C4 or VC-C4R Serial No. a Important Operational Instructions a WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 4 If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516) 328-5600 This product does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Interference-causing equipment standard entitled ‘Digital Apparatus’, ICES-003 of the Industry Canada.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    In these safety instructions, the word “ e q u i p m e n t ” r e f e r s t o t h e C a n o n communication camera VC-C4/VC-C4R and all its accessories.
  • Page 6 19. Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
  • Page 7 22. When any of the following occurs, immediately switch OFF the equipment, unplug it from the main power supply and contact your nearest Canon supplier. Do not continue to use the equipment as this can cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Page 8: Maintenance

    a Safe Use of Equipment Maintenance Cleaning the Equipment 1. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. 2. Carefully wipe the equipment with a soft cloth that has been moistened with water or a mild detergent. WARNING Do not use flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners. The use of such substances can cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS a Safe Use of Equipment ... 3 a Important Warnings ... 3 a Important Operational Instructions ... 3 a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... 5 Maintenance ... 8 Icons Used in This Instruction Manual ... 8 Before You Use the Product ... 10 Checking the Accessories ...
  • Page 10: Before You Use The Product

    Before You Use the Product Checking the Accessories Before you install the Product, check that all the items shown below are included in your product package. If any of these items is missing, contact your Canon dealer. VC-C4 camera AC adapter PA-V16...
  • Page 11: Wireless Controller

    Wireless Controller BRIGHT button ( P.19) Adjusts the brightness of the image on the monitor. • + : Brightens the image. • – : Darkens the image. SET/OK button ( P.20, 22) Used to store preset positions. Can also be used to proceed to the next level when specifying settings in a setting menu.
  • Page 12: Installing The Product

    WARNING Install the camera securely. When installing the camera on the ceiling, contact your Canon dealer. When installing the camera on the ceiling, check that the ceiling is strong enough to bear the weight of the camera including the installation bracket. Installation in a weak location could result in the camera falling and causing serious injury.
  • Page 13: Connecting The Components

    Wide-angle Converter WARNING The Wide-angle Converter WL-37 is designed specifically for the VC-C4 and cannot be used on the VC-C4R. If the converter is used on the VC-C4R, the mount will gradually loosen and the converter will fall off the camera.
  • Page 14: Turning The Power On And Off

    Turning the Power ON and OFF The VC-C4/VC-C4R camera itself does not have a power switch. You can switch the camera on by plugging the AC adapter into a wall outlet. When power to the camera is switched on, the LED on the camera turns green.
  • Page 15: Loading The Batteries Into The Wireless Controller

    Loading the Batteries into the Wireless Controller The wireless controller requires two AA-type batteries. 1. Remove the battery cover. 2. Insert the batteries. Taking care that the poles (+ and -) are correctly positioned. 3. Replace the battery cover. WARNING Observe the following precautions when handling batteries.
  • Page 16: Controlling The Camera From The Wireless Controller

    Range of Camera Head Movement The figures below show the range of camera head movement from a horizontal position. The default range of upward movement for the VC-C4 is 30 , but the range can be set to 90 P.26).
  • Page 17: Zooming In/Out (Tele/Wide)

    Zooming In/Out (TELE/WIDE) The zoom function increases (zoom in) and decreases (zoom out) the size of the subject on the monitor screen. To zoom in (TELE): Press the t side of the button. BRIGHT ZOOM HOME SET/OK CANCEL ON SCREEN MENU To zoom out (WIDE): Press the w side of the button.
  • Page 18: Focusing (Focus)

    Focusing (FOCUS) This section describes how to focus on the subject. The VC-C4/VC-C4R has an auto-focus mode, in which the camera automatically focuses on the subject, and a manual focus mode, in which the operator can adjust the focus by hand.
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Brightness (Bright)

    To fix the focus Press the n button. BRIGHT ZOOM To focus on nearby subjects HOME Press the r button. SET/OK CANCEL ON SCREEN MENU To focus on distant subjects Press the e button. Adjusting the Brightness This function brightens or darkens the image on the monitor. When the camera is switched on, the brightness is set to the Normal level.
  • Page 20: Storing A Preset Camera Position

    When the position has been stored, the LED on the camera stops blinking and remains green. Any existing preset information is overwritten. To restore a preset position Press a button from 1 to 9. The VC-C4/VC-C4R returns to the stored camera head angle, zoom position and brightness level. P.25).
  • Page 21: Switching The Camera On And Off

    Switching the Camera ON and OFF The camera is switched on and off by using the p (camera ON/OFF) button on the wireless controller. To switch the camera off With the wireless controller in range of the camera, press BRIGHT ZOOM the p button.
  • Page 22: Camera Settings

    Camera Settings Set and display the clock and text, and specify camera operation settings. Buttons Used to Specify the Settings The wireless controller buttons shown below are used for the setting. BRIGHT ZOOM HOME SET/OK CANCEL ON SCREEN MENU Setting Menu Description Press the m button to display the setting menu.
  • Page 23: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock Use the procedure below to set the date and time. You can also select your preferred TIME STYLE and DATE STYLE settings. MA I N MENU SET MENU D I SP MENU CA E MENU NEXT SET BACK CANCEL D TE&...
  • Page 24: Entering Characters

    Camera Settings Entering Characters The characters that can be specified are uppercase letters (A to Z), numbers (0 to 9) and some symbols (<, >, -, /,., : and spaces). Text can be entered anywhere on the screen outside the character area.
  • Page 25: Setting The Camera Head Movement Speed And Pan Operation

    Setting the Camera Head Movement Speed and Pan Operation Use the procedure below to set the speed at which the camera head pans and tilts and to select the DIRECTION MIRROR setting (direction of camera head panning). MA I N MENU SET MENU D I SP...
  • Page 26: Setting The Range Of Camera Head Movement

    When you select [NO] the procedure ends without saving the settings. SAVE The limits for the range of camera head movement are as follows: VC-C4: MEMO VC-C4R: RA MENU SPEED AUTO SPEE AUTO...
  • Page 27: Setting The Ae

    BACK CANCEL VC-C1 Mode and VC-C3 Mode Setting Menu Use this procedure to set the COMMAND setting for using the VC-C4/VC-C4R in Canon Communication Camera VC-C1 mode or VC-C3 mode ( VC-C1 mode or VC-C3 mode, some of the setting menus and specifications change, as shown below.
  • Page 28: Rs-232C Settings

    Camera Settings RS-232C Settings These settings are used for controlling the VC-C4/VC-C4R from a PC or other device. The DATA 8 BIT and NON PARITY settings are fixed, and the menu is used to check them only. DATA 8 BIT and NON PARITY are to be read only.
  • Page 29: Id Mode

    ID mode operation. Setting the ID Number Use the procedure below to assign an ID number (1-9) to each camera (VC-C4/VC-C4R). If you do not want to assign an ID number to a camera, select [0] for that camera. Assigning the same ID number to multiple cameras allows you to control those cameras simultaneously.
  • Page 30: Selecting The Camera To Be Controlled

    ID Mode Selecting the Camera to be Controlled <Example> As shown in the figure below, of 4 cameras (ID1 to ID3) only the cameras with ID number 2 (2 cameras) are selected for ID mode operation. In normal operation, the camera LEDs turn green. Check the LEDs on all the adjacent connected cameras to ensure that all the cameras are receiving the signals from the wireless controller.
  • Page 31: Cancelling Id Mode

    Cancelling ID Mode <Example> In this example, the selection made in the previous section of the cameras with ID number 2 is cancelled. The camera LEDs are as shown below. Orange Check the LEDs on all the adjacent connected cameras to ensure that all the cameras are receiving the signals from the wireless controller.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following before contacting your Canon supplier. The wireless controller does not work. Check 1: The LED is not lit. Response: Check that the plug is inserted into the main power outlet correctly and pushed in all the way.
  • Page 33 The camera will not move to a preset position. Check 1: The camera head will not move to the limit of its range of movement. Response: Something has directly moved the camera head. Press the h button on the wireless controller. Check 2: The range of pan/tilt movement has been changed since the preset position was stored.
  • Page 34: Factory Default Settings

    P.14). The values for all other settings are saved when the power is Item Default None Not displayed Setting 9600 Read only Read only VC-C4 MODE 01.JAN.’00 00:00:00AM AM/PM DD/MM/YY None AUTO (10 for MANUAL) AUTO (10 for MANUAL) DEFAULT...
  • Page 35: Specifications

    Temp.: 0 C to 40 C (32 F to 104 F); Humidity: 20-85% RH (no condensation) Installation Angle Dimensions 100 112 89.5 mm (3 Weight VC-C4: Approx. 375 g (Approx. 0.83 lb.) / VC-C4R: Approx. 435 g (Approx. 0.96 lb.) Wireless Model WL-V5 Controller...
  • Page 36: Appendix A

    Appendix A RS-232C Pin Out Diagrams 9pin DSUB to 8pin mini-DIN (VC-C4/VC-C4R) Connection Below is a cable pin out of the cable required to control this equipment from a computer with a 9pin control port. Female 9pin DSUB Personal Computer...

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