Canon VIXIA HF R30 Instruction Manual

Canon VIXIA HF R30 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB. DIE-0412-000 HD Camcorder Instruction Manual &...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Important Usage Instructions WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. COPYRIGHT WARNING: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws. The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device.
  • Page 3 (RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HF R32 / VIXIA HF R30 / VIXIA HF R300 and all its accessories. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings.
  • Page 5 • This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. • “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). • ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER...
  • Page 6: Exciting Features And New Functions

    Exciting Features and New Functions &/% Wi-Fi Functions (A 149) Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi functions by making your camcorder an active part of your Wi-Fi home network or by conveniently accessing Wi-Fi hotspots to upload your videos wherever you may be. •...
  • Page 7: Image Stabilization

    Smart AUTO Smart AUTO automatically selects the best scene mode for the scene you want to shoot. You get spectacular recordings every time without worrying about settings. Video Snapshot (A 72) Shoot or capture short scenes and arrange them into a video clip set to your favorite background music.
  • Page 8 Enjoying Your Recordings on Other Devices Connect the camcorder to an HDTV (A 127) AVCHD High Definition Upload AVCHD movies to your computer (A 131). &/% You can also choose to convert your AVCHD movies to standard definition files (A 142) before uploading. * &/% only.
  • Page 9 &/% Enjoying Your Recordings Using the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Play video wirelessly directly from the memory on AVCHD- and DLNA-compatible HDTVs and other devices connected to the network (A 164). LAN cable Join a Wi-Fi Transfer your recordings network by first wirelessly from the connecting to an camcorder to a computer or...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction Exciting Features and New Functions About this Manual Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs Names of Parts Preparations Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack Using the Grip Belt Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Touch Screen Using the Menus...
  • Page 11 AUTO Mode Basic Recording Shooting Video and Taking Photos in AUTO Mode About the Smart AUTO function Intelligent IS Zooming Quick Start Video Basic Playback Playing Back Video 3D Flip View The [Index Selection] Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back Deleting Scenes and Stories Selecting the Playback Starting Point Onscreen Displays and Data Code...
  • Page 12 Touch & Track Faders Manual Exposure Adjustment Manual Focus Adjustment Tele Macro White Balance Self Timer Audio Recording Level Using Headphones Using an External Microphone Audio Mix Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie Dividing Scenes Photos Viewing Photos Deleting Photos Slideshow External Connections...
  • Page 13 Wi-Fi Functions &/% Introduction to Wi-Fi Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP Server Uploading Recordings to YouTube and Facebook Uploading Videos Using an iOS Device Wireless Playback on a DLNA-Compatible Device Additional Information 168 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Main Functions] Panel [Other Settings] Menus 182 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays...
  • Page 14: About This Manual

    About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF R32 / VIXIA HF R30 / VIXIA HF R300. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 187).
  • Page 15 indicates that a function is available in the operating mode indicated and that the function is not available. The operating mode icons are divided into three groups: the first three icons represent the camera mode, the second three icons represent the recording standard, and the last two represent playback modes.
  • Page 16: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: * CA-110E including power cord, in Asia. ** &/% only. Introduction CA-110 Compact Power Adapter* BP-709 Battery Pack IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable HTC-100/S HDMI Cable Quick Guide Wi-Fi Basic Setup Guide** Stylus Pen...
  • Page 17 (image mix frames). The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file). **CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online service that allows you to share mov- ies and photos, create video podcasts, make photo albums, and more. This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
  • Page 18: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Left side view 6 7 8 Right side view Front view Introduction 1 U (camera/play) button (A 33) 2 HOME button (A 27) 3 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button (A 72) 4 ACCESS indicator (A 44) 5 Memory card slot cover 6 MIC terminal (A 112) 7 AV OUT terminal (A 123, 125)/ ×...
  • Page 19 Top view LCD panel Back view Bottom view S d S f A j Speaker (A 55) A k Zoom lever (A 49) A l LCD touch screen (A 24, 26) S q POWER button S a ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator: Green –...
  • Page 20: Preparations

    Preparations This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your camcorder. Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 21 4 Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off. • If the camcorder was on, the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will go out when you turn off the camcorder. After a moment, the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will turn on in red (battery pack charging).
  • Page 22 • To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not con- nect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc. NOTES • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F).
  • Page 23: Using The Grip Belt

    Using the Grip Belt To remove the grip belt 1 Lift the padded handgrip’s flap and detach the strap from the Velcro pad. 2 Pull the strap to remove it first from the front bracket on the camcorder, then to unthread it from the handgrip and finally to remove it from the rear bracket on the camcorder.
  • Page 24: Opening The Lens Cover And Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen Before you start recording, open the lens cover. Move the lens cover switch down to open the lens cover. Rotating the LCD Panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward. •...
  • Page 25 NOTES • About the LCD screen: The screen is produced using extremely high-pre- cision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasion- ally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
  • Page 26: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Touch Screen The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have all the controls at your fingertips.
  • Page 27: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Many of the camcorder's functions can be adjusted from the [ Functions] panel and [ For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 168). HOME Menu Operating modes: The HOME menu is the gateway to most of the camcorder's functions and settings.
  • Page 28 • [ Camera Mode] - From the [ able to change whether you record movies in automatically takes care of many settings), ally change settings), or can make movies with a cinematic feel). Available only in recording mode. For details on how to set the camera mode, refer to Recording (A 31).
  • Page 29 Touch to scroll up or down You may need to drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar or touch [ ] and [ ] to find the control button of the desired function. [Edit] Panel Operating modes: Touch [Edit] to display a panel showing available operations (copying, deleting, etc.), and then touch the operation you want to perform.
  • Page 30 [Other Settings] Menus Operating modes: * In mode, access to functions is limited. 1 Press to open the HOME menu. 2 Touch [ Other Settings] to open the [ Other Settings] menus. 3 Touch the tab of the desired menu. 4 Drag your finger up and down to bring the setting you want to change into the orange selection bar.
  • Page 31: Operating Modes

    Operating Modes Recording When recording, the camcorder's operating mode is determined by the Camera Mode] and [ menu. First, set the camera mode. 1 Press to open the HOME menu. 2 Touch [ Camera Mode] and then touch the desired camera mode.
  • Page 32 Recording Control standard button é NOTES • You can adjust the video quality using the r setting. • Some portable devices may not be able to play back MP4 movies recorded with this camcorder. Preparations Operation Movies are recorded in AVCHD, which is designed for playback on HDTVs.
  • Page 33 Playback Press the camera/play button T to switch the camcorder between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can press T when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback mode. Playback mode Playing back movies (A 53). Viewing photos (A 118).
  • Page 34: First Time Settings

    First Time Settings Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using it. The [Date/Time] screen will appear automatically when the cam- corder’s clock is not set. When the [Date/Time] screen appears, the year will be selected.
  • Page 35: Changing The Language

    Changing the Language The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one of 27 languages. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Select the desired language. Other Settings] Desired language NOTES • Some control buttons, such as [ZOOM] or [PHOTO], will appear in English regardless of the language selected.
  • Page 36: Changing The Time Zone

    Changing the Time Zone Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is New York. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen. Other Settings] 3 Touch ["] to set the home time zone, or [#] to set the time zone of your destination when you are traveling.
  • Page 37: Using A Memory Card

    As of December 2011, the movie recording function has been tested using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk. For the latest information on cards that can be used, visit your local Canon Web site. Memory card type: SD Speed Class*: Capacity: 128 MB or larger**.
  • Page 38 SDXC Memory Cards You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using memory cards with other devices, such as digital recorders, computers and card readers, make sure that the external device is compatible with SDXC cards. The table below summarizes compatibility by com- puter operating system, as of December 2011.
  • Page 39: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Make sure to initialize (A 42) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder. 1 Turn off the camcorder. Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is off. 2 Open the memory card slot cover.
  • Page 40: Selecting The Memory (Built-In Memory/Memory Card) For The Recordings

    IMPORTANT • Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a mal- function of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory card as described in step 3. &/% Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/Memory Card) for the Recordings You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in mem-...
  • Page 41: Relay Recording

    &/% Relay Recording You can activate the relay recording so if the built-in memory becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue uninterrupted on the memory card. Operating modes: 1 Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into the memory card slot.
  • Page 42: Initializing The Memory

    Initializing the Memory Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory (&/% only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains. &/% At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre- initialized and contains music files for use as background music and images for use with the image mix function (image mix frames).
  • Page 43 IMPORTANT • Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost origi- nal recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important recordings in advance using an external device (A 128). • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and images you may have transferred to the card.
  • Page 44: Auto Mode

    AUTO Mode This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in mode, and how to use basic shooting functions like zoom and Quick Start. To enjoy full access to menus and more advanced functions, refer to Recording in Manual Mode (A 89).
  • Page 45 1 Press P to turn on the camcorder. • &/% By default, movies and photos are recorded in the built-in memory. You can select the memory that will be used to record movies and photos (A 40). • Please read the IMPORTANT section (A 48) before using an Eye-Fi card.
  • Page 46: About The Smart Auto Function

    To take photos Touch [PHOTO]. • You can record photos simultaneously while recording a movie. • A green icon ( ) will appear momentarily on the screen and the ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is recorded. However, if you record a photo while recording a movie, the green icon will not appear.
  • Page 47: Smart Auto Icons

    Smart AUTO icons Background → (color of the icon) Subject ↓ People (stationary) People (moving) Subjects other than people, such as landscapes Close objects Background → (color of the icon) Subject ↓ People (stationary) People (moving) Subjects other than people, such as landscapes Close objects * The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
  • Page 48: Intelligent Is

    - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 128), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • Recordings on an Eye-Fi card will be uploaded automatically after set- ting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network.
  • Page 49: Zooming

    • When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In such cases, you can adjust the LCD backlight with the q > [LCD Backlight] setting or adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the q >...
  • Page 50 Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls 1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen. > [FUNC.] • The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom. Touch anywhere within the T area to zoom out or anywhere within the S area to zoom in.
  • Page 51: Quick Start

    Options Optical] For optical zoom, the camcorder uses the optical magnification ratio of the lens. Advanced] the image beyond the range of the optical zoom to obtain a larger zoom without any deterioration in image quality. At full wide angle, the angle of view with advanced zoom is wider than the angle of view with optical zoom.
  • Page 52 1 With the camcorder on and in a recording mode, close the LCD panel. A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change to orange to indicate the camcorder entered standby mode. 2 When you wish to resume recording, open the LCD panel. The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator turns back green and the camcorder is ready to record.
  • Page 53: Video

    Video This chapter covers functions related to movies, including play- back, advanced shooting, using Story Creator and other advanced functions. For details about basic video shooting, refer to AUTO Mode (A 44). Basic Playback Playing Back Video You can use the s display the recording date (and other information, for AVCHD movies) when you play back videos (A 66).
  • Page 54 3 Look for the scene you want to play back. Move the zoom lever toward T to show 15 scenes per page; move it toward S to show 6 scenes per page. ! Open the index selection screen. " Memory being read. # Recording date**.
  • Page 55 During playback: AVCHD movies ! Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump to the previous scene*. " Jump to the beginning of the next scene*. # Pause the playback. $ Fast playback** backward/forward. % Display the volume (A 55) and background music mix balance (A 82) controls.
  • Page 56 Adjusting the volume for MP4 movies 1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls. 2 Drag your finger across the volume bar to adjust the volume. During playback pause: ! Resume playback. " Slow playback* backward/forward. # Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 115)**. $ Decoration (A 73)**.
  • Page 57: 3D Flip View

    3D Flip View Operating modes: Touch [ ] in the [ This fun way of displaying scenes grouped by recording date in a 3D layout can be useful to flip through a large number of recordings. ! Recording date. " Drag your finger left to go to the next date with record- ings.
  • Page 58: The [Index Selection] Screen: Selecting The Content To Play Back

    The [Index Selection] Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back From the [G Index Selection] screen you can select the content you want to play back (original scenes by date or by story, or photos, for example). &/% You can also select the memory from which you want to play back your recordings.
  • Page 59 Options Movies] recording date. [ê Gallery] (A 79). Movies] Photos] Photos’ index screen. [z SD Movies] selected) Scenes that were converted to standard definition to upload them to the Web (A 142). NOTES • &/% Fast/slow playback modes are not available for scenes converted to standard definition.
  • Page 60: Deleting Scenes And Stories

    Deleting Scenes and Stories You can delete those scenes and stories that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the mem- ory. Deleting a Single Scene Operating modes: 1 Play back the scene you wish to delete. When playing back a scene in the gallery, pause the scene you wish to delete and then continue to step 2.
  • Page 61 To select individual scenes 1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to delete. • A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon. • Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] 2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
  • Page 62 Deleting Scenes from a Story by Rating Operating modes: 1 Open the information screen of the story that contains the scenes you want to delete. > > front [Story Details] 2 Open the rating selection screen. [Edit Story] 3 Touch one or more of the rating buttons to select all the applicable scenes.
  • Page 63 Deleting Stories Operating modes: Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains. The two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot], cannot be deleted. 1 Open the gallery. > 2 Select the story you want to delete. Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front. 3 Delete the story.
  • Page 64: Selecting The Playback Starting Point

    NOTES • To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you may prefer to initialize the memory (A 42). Selecting the Playback Starting Point If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the scene from a certain point.
  • Page 65 ! Touch twice to return to the index screen. " Previous/next scene. # Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5 frames. $ Scene’s recording mode and length. % Recording date and time. & Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous 5 frames.
  • Page 66: Onscreen Displays And Data Code

    Onscreen Displays and Data Code With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code. For AVCHD movies, the data code includes date/time of record- ing, information about the camera setup, etc. For MP4 movies, the data code is the date of recording. You can choose the information to be displayed.
  • Page 67: Video Stories And Cinema Style

    Video Stories and Cinema Style Using Story Creator to Create Compelling Stories Story Creator is a helpful function that offers suggestions for typical scenes in a number of situations. With Story Creator, creating interest- ing video stories is as easy as selecting one of the story themes, such as [Travel], [Party] or [Kids &...
  • Page 68 6 Touch [OK]. • A new story will be created and the camcorder will enter record pause mode. The selected story scene category will appear at the bottom of the screen. • If you touch [?], a screen showing the selected theme, story scene (category), shooting advice and the recommended shooting length will appear.
  • Page 69 To exit Story Creator mode 1 Press 2 Touch [ Recording Standard] and then select a different recording standard. NOTES • When recording video snapshot scenes, you can have the camcorder automatically link the length of video snapshot scenes to the recom- mended length of story scenes with the r Length] setting.
  • Page 70: Cinema Mode And Cinema-Look Filters

    Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters (cinema) mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several other picture-related settings to give your recordings a cine- matic look. In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cin- ema-look filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Set the camera mode to...
  • Page 71 Options ( Default value) The camcorder offers 7 cinema- look filters. Select the desired filter while previewing the effect on the screen. [1: Cinema Standard] [2: Vivid] [3: Cool] [4: Nostalgic] [5: Sepia] [6: Old Movies] [7: Dramatic B&W] NOTES •...
  • Page 72: Video Snapshot

    Video Snapshot Record a series of short scenes. Then, play back your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite music (A 82) to create your own fun music video. You will be surprised how by changing the background music, you can give your scenes an entirely new feel. The default length of a video snapshot scene is 4 seconds but you can change it to 2 or 8 seconds, or to the length recommended for the selected story scene (category) in Story Creator, with the r...
  • Page 73: Decoration: Adding A Personal Touch

    Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch Add a new level of enjoyment to your scenes by decorating them. You can add animated graphics, stamps and even your own freehand drawings. The supplied stylus pen will be espe- cially useful for decorating scenes.
  • Page 74 ! Canvas - The area where you will draw and see your decorations in action. " Toolbar. # [Ó Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its color. You can also save a canvas or load a previously saved canvas.
  • Page 75 To use [Pens and Stamps] 1 Touch [Ó]. The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear. 2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools]. 3 Select white or black from [Colors]. Alternatively, you can touch [Ö] and select a color from the color palette.
  • Page 76 To use [Captions] 1 Touch [Ø]. The [Captions] screen will appear. 2 Touch [Date] or [Time]. When recording a scene using Story Creator, you can also select [Title] (the story’s title) or [Story Scene] (the story scene category). 3 Select the desired text settings and touch [K]. •...
  • Page 77 Mixing Your Own Images with Live Video You can use images you make on your computer for the image mix (Chroma Key) function. Make sure that the image you want to use has a blue or green area, which will be replaced by the live video using Chroma Key mixing.
  • Page 78 Decorating Scenes during Playback Operating modes: 1 From the [ Movies] index screen or gallery, play back the scene you want to decorate. 2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls. 3 Touch [Ò] to open the decoration screen. 4 Decorate the scene using the tools from the toolbar as explained in the previous section.
  • Page 79: Playing Back Stories From The Gallery

    Playing Back Stories from the Gallery You can play back recordings made using Story Creator to play them back as a single compelling video story following the order of the story’s script. Regular scenes and video snapshot scenes recorded without using Story Creator, will appear in the gallery under the [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot] stories.
  • Page 80 3 Select the rating of the scenes you want to play back. [Story Details] > 4 Touch the story’s thumbnail to start the playback. • The complete story will be played back from the first scene to the last. When playback ends, the camcorder will return to the gallery. •...
  • Page 81: Rating Scenes

    Rating Scenes You can rate story scenes immediately after recording them or during playback. You can then select multiple scenes with the same rating, for example, in order to play back or copy only your favorite scenes. Rating Scenes Immediately After Recording Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Activate the scene rating function.
  • Page 82: Playback With Background Music

    2 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scenes you want to rate. > > front [Scene List] 3 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to rate. 4 Touch the orange [ screen.
  • Page 83 The supplied VIXIA CD-ROM contains 3 music tracks you can use as background music. &/%: The music files come pre-installed in the built-in memory. You can mix the original audio and the background music and adjust the background music mix balance to your preference. POINTS TO CHECK •...
  • Page 84 5 Adjust the mix balance between the original sound and the background music. Touch [y] (more of the original sound) or [Û] (more of the background music) or drag your finger along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust the background music balance as desired. 6 Touch [X] and then touch a story or scene to start the playback with the selected background music.
  • Page 85: Copying And Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories

    NOTES • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you may have transferred to the card. (&/% The music files that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initial- ized.) To transfer music files from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the memory card: - Windows users: Use the supplied software VideoBrowser (&/ % only) or Transfer Utility (' only).
  • Page 86: Selecting A Story's Thumbnail Image

    4 Select the destination. Drag your finger right/left to select the desired story and touch its thumbnail. Then, drag your finger up/down to select the desired category and touch the orange [ finger up/down to move the orange bar within the category to select the position of the scene.
  • Page 87: Changing A Story's Title

    3 Open the [Story Thumbnail] screen. [Story Details] 4 Locate the frame you want to use as the story’s thumbnail. Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 55). Use any special playback modes (fast/slow playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary to locate the desired image. 5 Touch [Set] to change the story’s thumbnail.
  • Page 88 ! Switch between letters and numbers/special characters. " Change the position of the cursor. # Delete the character to the cursor’s left (backspace). $ Caps Lock. When the numerical keyboard is displayed, [#%?] switches between set 1 and set 2 of special char- acters.
  • Page 89: Advanced Functions

    Advanced Functions Recording in Manual Mode When the camcorder is set to the menus and manually adjust the exposure, focus, white balance and many more of the camcorder’s settings to your preference. Even in this mode, though, the camcorder can help you with the settings. For example, by using Special Scene recording programs (A 95).
  • Page 90 - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 128), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • Recordings on an Eye-Fi card will be uploaded automatically after set- ting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network.
  • Page 91: Selecting The Video Quality (Recording Mode)

    NOTES • For MP4 movies, you cannot review the last movie recorded if, after you recorded the movie, you performed another operation such as opening a menu. Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) The camcorder offers 5 recording modes for recording AVCHD movies and 2 for MP4 movies.
  • Page 92 NOTES • Movies recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD discs. Use an external Blu-ray Disc recorder to copy MXP movies onto Blu-ray discs. &/% Alternatively, you can use the supplied software VideoBrowser to create AVCHD discs*. • The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.
  • Page 93 Approximate recording times AVCHD movies in MXP mode are recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. AVCHD movies recorded using other recording modes are recorded in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution. MP4 movies are recorded in 1,280 x 720 resolution. For AVCHD movies: Recording mode →...
  • Page 94: Selecting The Frame Rate

    Selecting the Frame Rate You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per second) to change the look of your movies. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Select the frame rate. Other Settings] Desired frame rate Options for AVCHD movies ´...
  • Page 95: Special Scene Recording Programs And Programmed Ae

    Special Scene Recording Programs and Programmed AE Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording program. On the other hand, you can select the Programmed AE (AE: auto expo- sure) recording program.
  • Page 96 þ SCN: Beach] without the subject being underexposed. [ÿ SCN: Sunset] colors. Œ SCN: Low Light] tions. [œ SCN: Spotlight] [Š SCN: Fireworks] NOTES • [ú SCN: Portrait]/[û SCN: Sports]/[ý SCN: Snow]/[þ SCN: Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback. •...
  • Page 97: Advanced Image Stabilization

    • [Š SCN: Fireworks]: - To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we recommend using a tripod. Advanced Image Stabilization The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the cam- corder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image sta- bilization mode according to the shooting conditions.
  • Page 98: Powered Is

    Powered IS You can use Powered IS to make the image stabilization even more powerful. Powered IS is most effective when you are stationary and zooming in on far subjects using high zoom ratios (the more you approach the telephoto end). Holding the LCD panel with your left hand will add to the stability of the shot.
  • Page 99: Face Detection

    2 Press Y. The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before Y was pressed. NOTES • The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing Y if the button was pressed within 3 seconds of having turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous recording.
  • Page 100 2 Activate face detection. Other Settings] > Tracking] To select the main subject If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will auto- matically select one person it determines is the main subject. The main subject is indicated by a white face detection frame and the camcorder will optimize the settings for that person.
  • Page 101: Touch & Track

    Touch & Track When recording a group of people using face detection, the camcorder will automatically detect one person as the main subject. You can use Touch & Track to tell the camcorder to track and optimize settings for a different person.
  • Page 102: Faders

    Faders The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to fade-in or fade-out scenes. You have the option to activate the fader only one time or every time you start or stop recording. Operating modes: > [FUNC.] [R Faders] * You can preview the transition effect on the screen. •...
  • Page 103: Manual Exposure Adjustment

    Manual Exposure Adjustment At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or sub- jects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overex- posed). To correct this, you can adjust the exposure manually or use the Touch AE function to automatically set the optimal exposure for the subject you select.
  • Page 104: Manual Focus Adjustment

    NOTES • If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the cam- corder will return to automatic exposure. • When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, the camcorder automatically corrects for the backlight*. You can turn off the automatic backlight correction with the p rection] setting.
  • Page 105 2 Touch a subject that appears inside the < frame. • The Touch AF mark (I) will flash and the focusing distance will be adjusted automatically. You have the option to further adjust the focus manually as necessary. • You can touch [D] instead to adjust the focus manually without activating the Touch AF function.
  • Page 106: Tele Macro

    Tele Macro Using tele macro, the camcorder can focus at a shorter distance (up to 50 cm (1.6 ft.) from the subject at full telephoto), allowing you get closer shots of small subjects like flowers and insects. This function also adds a soft focus to the background, so the subject not only looks larger but it also stands out more.
  • Page 107: White Balance

    White Balance The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look truly white in your recordings. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Set the recording program to [’ Programmed AE]. >...
  • Page 108: Self Timer

    NOTES • When you select the custom white balance: - Set [Zoom Type] (A 50) to [ - Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or other conditions change. - Depending on the light source, Å may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with [Ã...
  • Page 109: Audio Recording Level

    NOTES • Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel the self timer. - Pressing Y, when recording movies. - Touching [PHOTO], when recording photos. - Turning off the camcorder. - Changing the camcorder’s operating mode. - Closing the LCD panel to set the camcorder to standby mode.
  • Page 110 2 Touch and hold [Ï] or [Ð] to adjust the audio recording level as necessary. As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter will go to the right of the -12 dB mark (yellow area) only occasionally.
  • Page 111: Using Headphones

    Using Headphones Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while record- ing. The headphones are connected to the AV OUT/× terminal, which is used for both the headphones and the audio/video output. Before connecting the headphones, follow the procedure below to change the function of the terminal from AV output to ×...
  • Page 112: Using An External Microphone

    To adjust the volume during playback mode, and in the headphones volume the same way you adjust the speaker’s vol- ume (A 55, 122). IMPORTANT • When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appro- priate level. •...
  • Page 113: Audio Mix

    Using Commercially Available Microphones You can also use commercially available condenser microphones with their own power supply. You can connect almost any stereo micro- phone with a ∅ 3.5 mm plug but audio recording levels may vary. Connect the external microphone to the MIC terminal.
  • Page 114: Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes And Photos From A

    3 Activate the audio mix. Other Settings] 4 Adjust the audio mix balance as necessary. Touch [INT] (more of the sound from the built-in microphone) or [EXT] (more of the sound from the external microphone) or drag your finger along the audio mix bar to adjust the mix balance as desired. 5 Touch [X] to set the audio mix and close the menu.
  • Page 115 NOTES • A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it can- not be captured during playback pause mode. • The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same memory that contains the source scene. • Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following types of scenes.
  • Page 116: Dividing Scenes

    NOTES • The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of the original scene. • Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be blurred. • Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos. Dividing Scenes You can divide scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest.
  • Page 117 NOTES • When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval between frames is about 0.5 seconds. • If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the play- back, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene. •...
  • Page 118: Viewing Photos

    Photos Refer to this chapter for details on viewing photos and other photo-related operations. Viewing Photos Operating modes: 1 Press T. 2 Open the [ Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed. > 3 Look for the photo you want to play back. Move the zoom lever toward T to show 15 photos per page;...
  • Page 119 ! Open the [G Index Selection] screen (A 58). " Memory being read. # Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index page*. $ Display the next/previous index page. * While browsing through index pages, a larger scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds.
  • Page 120: Deleting Photos

    IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
  • Page 121 Deleting Photos from the Index Screen 1 Open the [ Photos] index screen. > 2 Delete the photos. > [Edit] [Delete] * When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individ- ual photos you want to delete before touching [Yes]. ** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
  • Page 122: Slideshow

    Slideshow You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music. Operating modes: 1 Open the [ Photos] index screen. > 2 Select the music track to use during the photo slideshow. Refer to steps 3 and 4 of Playback with Background Music (A 83). 3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view.
  • Page 123: Terminals On The Camcorder

    External Connections This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. &/% You can also use the camcorder's convenient Wi-Fi functions (A 149). Terminals on the Camcorder Open the LCD panel to access the terminals on the camcorder. 1 AV OUT/×...
  • Page 124: Connection Diagrams

    Connection Diagrams In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an example of terminals on a connected device. Connection ! Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
  • Page 125: External Connections

    Connection " Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder: > - s/ [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio >...
  • Page 126 NOTES • Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable in the follow- ing cases. - To write back scenes recorded with this camcorder that were previously saved on a computer. For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software.
  • Page 127: Playback On A Tv Screen

    Playback on a TV Screen Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family and friends. Playback on an HDTV using the HDMI OUT terminal will ensure the best playback quality. Operating modes: 1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV. 2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
  • Page 128: Copying Movies And Photos To A Memory

    Saving and Sharing Your Recordings &/% Copying Movies and Photos to a Memory Card You can copy your recordings from the built-in memory to a memory card. Scenes and photos will be copied from the index screen or from a story in the gallery in the built-in memory to the same index screen or story on the memory card.
  • Page 129 Options [date] Copy all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the con- trol button. For AVCHD movies only. [Select] Select individual scenes to copy. [All Scenes] Copy all the scenes. Copying Scenes from a Story by Rating Operating modes: 1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
  • Page 130 3 Copy the photo. > [Edit] [Copy (&'*)] 4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or touch [X]. Copying Photos from the Index Screen Operating modes: 1 Open the [ Photos] index screen. Check that you have selected the & (built-in memory) tab. 2 Copy the photos.
  • Page 131 IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
  • Page 132 Saving AVCHD Movies (Windows only) With the supplied software VideoBrowser (&/% only) or Transfer Utility (' only), you can save to your computer the scenes you have recorded. Installation Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time.
  • Page 133 Saving MP4 Movies and Photos (Windows/Mac OS) With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX you can save MP4 movies and photos to your computer and easily organize them. The main system requirements are as follows. Windows 7 (SP1, 32/64-bit) Windows Vista (SP2, 32/64-bit) Windows XP (SP3, 32-bit only)
  • Page 134 • Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the screen. 4 Save the recordings onto the computer. Refer to relevant sections in the ‘ImageBrowser EX’ User Guide. External Connections > Canon Utilities Photos] index screen. >...
  • Page 135 IMPORTANT • When the camcorder is connected to a computer: - Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card. - Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or files directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data loss.
  • Page 136: Memory Save: Saving An Entire Memory

    • If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to mode, the process of creating scene thumbnails will start automatically. If your intention was to save photos to the computer, you can touch [Skip] to stop the process and use the computer’s Safely Remove Hard- ware function (Windows) or Eject function (Mac OS) to end the connec- tion to the camcorder.
  • Page 137 • After selecting the memory, you can check the name of the folder that will be created on the hard drive. Every memory save operation will create a separate memory save folder with the date (in numerical form) used as the folder name; up to 10 memory save folders can be created for any given date and up to 300 memory save folders can be saved on a single hard drive.
  • Page 138 Playing Back Previously Saved Recordings from the External Hard Drive 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Press T to set the camcorder to playback mode. 3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive using the optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
  • Page 139 4 Safely end the connection to the external hard drive before physically disconnecting it. • Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, recordings cannot be recovered. • Observe the following precautions while the external hard drive's access indicator is on or flashing. - Do not disconnect the USB cable.
  • Page 140 IMPORTANT • Initializing the external hard drive will permanently erase all the data on the hard drive (including your recordings, previous data not saved with the camcorder, and partitioned drives). Make sure to copy in advance important data to a computer or other device. Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder Operating modes: In High Definition...
  • Page 141 In Standard Definition You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high defi- nition. Connecting Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection ".
  • Page 142: Uploading Avchd Movies To The Web

    &/% Uploading AVCHD Movies to the Web In order to share your AVCHD movies on YouTube and Facebook, you need to convert them. This conversion can be completed in the cam- corder itself or on a computer using the supplied software Video- Browser.
  • Page 143 5 Review the conversion settings and touch [Next]. • If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch [OK] if you agree. • Before touching [Next], you can touch [w] to change the conversion settings as described below. 6 Touch [START] to convert the scenes. •...
  • Page 144 To automatically divide scenes (step 5) If you are converting a long scene, you can have the camcorder divide it into 10-minute SD movies to make uploading easier. > [Auto Divide] Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from a Story by Rating Operating modes: 1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
  • Page 145 Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos Operating modes: 1 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable. Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams ( 2 Select [All (for PC only)]. 3 VideoBrowser will start up automatically. Click the YouTube icon in the menu panel and follow the software's instructions to upload your SD movies to the Web.
  • Page 146 Uploading your Videos Using an Eye-Fi Card If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload movies to your favorite video sharing Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied with your Eye-Fi card and completed all the required configuration setup in advance.
  • Page 147 • Do not use Eye-Fi cards on airplanes and in other places where wireless communication is forbidden. Remove the Eye-Fi card from the cam- corder beforehand. NOTES • Depending on the amount of data to be uploaded and the network’s wireless connection conditions, it can take some time to upload video files.
  • Page 148: Uploading Mp4 Movies And Photos To The Web

    With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX, you can upload your MP4 movies to YouTube and photos to Facebook from your computer. Additionally, you can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to create video podcasts, make photo albums and more. * This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
  • Page 149: Wi-Fi Functions

    &/% Wi-Fi Functions This chapter contains information about how to operate the Wi-Fi functions of your camcorder, starting with the Wi-Fi net- work setup needed to add your camcorder to an existing Wi-Fi network. Introduction to Wi-Fi The camcorder's Wi-Fi functions allow you to send files wirelessly, which means that you will not need to fuss with cables.
  • Page 150 Wi-Fi connection Connect the camcorder to an iOS device (A 161). Use this connection type if you plan to upload videos to YouTube and Facebook on the go (A 160). Wi-Fi connection Connect the camcorder to an access point on a Wi-Fi network (A 151). Use this connection if you plan to play back videos on a DLNA-compatible TV (A 164) connected to the network using a LAN cable.
  • Page 151: Connecting To A Wi-Fi Network

    Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network Wirelessly connecting to a Wi-Fi network via an access point (wireless router) is commonly referred to as infrastructure mode. If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), setup will be easy and require minimal configuring. Refer to Wi-Fi Protected Setup below. If your wireless router does not support WPS or you wish to manually configure settings, refer to Manual Setup (A 153).
  • Page 152 Operating modes: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) To use WPS to make a connection using infra- structure mode, make sure your wireless router has the WPS logo. If your wireless router has a WPS button, setup will be easy and all automatic. Some wireless routers that support WPS do not have a dedicated but- ton but use a PIN code instead.
  • Page 153 4 Within 2 minutes, touch [OK] on the camcorder's screen. You can touch [Stop] and then [OK] to interrupt the Wi-Fi Protected Setup while it is in progress. 5 Touch [Automatic] to automatically obtain an IP address. • To assign the IP address manually, touch [Manual] and perform the procedure in To manually assign an IP address below.
  • Page 154 To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 88). POINTS TO CHECK • You may need to know in advance the encryption key and other set- tings of the wireless router. Refer to the wireless router's setup screen or ask the network administrator.
  • Page 155 5 Touch [Automatic] to automatically obtain an IP address. • To assign the IP address manually, touch [Manual] and perform the procedure in To manually assign an IP address (A 153). • A screen to test the settings will appear. 6 Select whether to test the settings.
  • Page 156: Transferring Files To A Computer Or Ftp Server

    Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP Server You can wirelessly transfer recordings directly to a computer running the supplied software Network Utility (Windows only) or an FTP server. First, set where the files will be transferred to (file transfer destination) and then transfer the files.
  • Page 157 File Transfer Destination Setup for Windows Computers 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press 3 Connect the camcorder to the Wi-Fi network. > Wi-Fi] > Setup] [Computer (Network Utility)] connection point** * This step is not necessary when the file transfer destination is not configured.
  • Page 158 3 Enter the details of the FTP server. > Enter* the IP address for [FTP Server] and [21] for [Port] > > [OK] Enter [/] for [Destination Folder] * An interface similar to the virtual keyboard for text fields (A 88) will appear except it will contain only the keys necessary for this step.
  • Page 159 IMPORTANT • Do not open the memory card slot cover during wireless transfer. • Observe the following precautions when transferring files. Failing to do so may interrupt the transfer and incomplete files may remain at the transfer destination. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camera mode.
  • Page 160: Uploading Recordings To Youtube And Facebook

    Uploading Recordings to YouTube and Facebook You can upload movies to YouTube and movies and photos to Face- book using the supplied software Network Utility running on a Win- dows computer. POINTS TO CHECK • If you have not done so already, complete the Wi-Fi network setup (A 151) and file transfer destination setup (A 156) in advance.
  • Page 161: Uploading Videos Using An Ios Device

    3 If you are uploading to YouTube, read the YouTube agreement carefully and touch [I Agree] if you agree. 4 Touch the desired connection point to connect the camcorder to the network and then touch [OK]. Once connected, or if only one connection point has been set up, the wireless upload will begin automatically.
  • Page 162 Operating modes: Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection (Ad hoc Mode) 1 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press 2 Set up a new connection point. > Wi-Fi] > [Set Up New]* * To replace the current settings, touch [Edit] instead and then manually change the settings.
  • Page 163 A checkmark will appear next to the selected network. 6 iOS device: Use the Movie Uploader app to upload the camcorder’s movies. For details about the Movie Uploader app, visit (English only) 7 Camcorder: When you have finished, touch [End] to end the Wi-Fi connection. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 164: Wireless Playback On A Dlna-Compatible Device

    NOTES • Depending on the wireless router's settings and capability, it can take some time to upload video files. • The procedure above may differ depending on the version of iOS you are using. Wireless Playback on a DLNA-Compatible Device If you have a DLNA-compatible player, such as an HDTV, on your home network, you can watch your recordings* wirelessly.
  • Page 165 2 Camcorder: Touch [ Server]. • If the memory card slot cover is open, the option will not be available. Make sure the cover is closed properly. • If only one connection point has been set up, the wireless connection will be established.
  • Page 166 NOTES • Playback may not appear smooth depending on the wireless router's settings and capability. In such case, try the following. - Remove any objects between the camcorder and wireless access point that may interfere with the wireless signal. - Move the camcorder closer to the wireless access point. - Turn off the wireless functions of other wireless devices other than the DLNA-compatible device being used for playback.
  • Page 167 Glossary This is a glossary of some of the basic terms used frequently in this chapter. The documentation for your wireless router may also con- tain a glossary you can refer to. Access Point A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless devices, like your camcorder, to connect to a wired network (includ- ing to the Internet) using the Wi-Fi standard.
  • Page 168: Additional Information

    Additional Information This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen mes- sages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information. Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (A 27). For details about each function, see the reference page.
  • Page 169 Control Button [Zoom Type] [ä Mic. Level] [m] (automatic), [n] (manual) [Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on or off [R Faders] [S Off], [T Fade Trigger: Once], [U Fade Trigger: Always], [V Wipe: Once], [W Wipe: Always] [Ò Decoration] [Ó Pens and Stamps], [× Animated Stamps], [Ø...
  • Page 170 [Edit] Panel - Mode Movies] Control Button Index Screen &/% <date>, From the built-in [Select], memory: [All Scenes] [Copy (%)] &/% <date>, From the built-in [Select], memory: [All Scenes] [Convert HD'SD (%)] [Delete] <date>, [Select], [All Scenes] [Divide] &/% YouTube, Network Facebook Utility]...
  • Page 171 In the gallery: [Edit Story] from Control Button Details] screen &/% <by scene rating> From the built-in memory: [Copy (%)] &/% <by scene rating> From the built-in memory: [Convert HD'SD (%)] [Delete] or [ <by scene rating> [Delete Story]* [Story Thumbnail]* [Edit Title]* [Copy] [Move]...
  • Page 172: Other Settings] Menus

    Other Settings] Menus When the camcorder is in the p menu. p Camera Setup Menu item [i On <], [j Off] [Self Timer] [Zoom Speed] [Y Variable], [Z Speed 3], [[ Speed 2], [] Speed 1] [Focus Assistance]* [i On], [j Off] [Face Detection &...
  • Page 173 [Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (A 104). • Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording. [Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
  • Page 174 Playback Setup Menu item [Select Music]* [j Off], [i On] When [i On] - list of music tracks, [Music Balance] [y] (Original sound/Background music) [Data Code] [j Off], [% Date], [& Time]*, [' Date and Time]*, [( Camera Data]* [Slideshow [j Off], [k Dissolve], [l Slide Image] Transition] [TV Type]...
  • Page 175 r Recording & Connections Setup Menu item &/% [&] (built-in memory), [Rec Media for [*] (memory card), Movies] [Relay Recording]: [j Off], [Recording Mode] [© High Quality 24 Mbps], [¨ High Quality 17 Mbps], [¦ High Quality 12 Mbps], [¤ Standard Play 7 Mbps], [¥...
  • Page 176 Menu item &/% – [External Hard Drive Info] Option not available in Option available only for AVCHD movies. This is the only option available when an external hard drive is connected to the camcorder. [Rate Scenes (Recording)]: will appear after every scene you record. [Available Space in Memory]/[Used Space in Memory]: where you can verify how much of the built-in memory (&/% only) or the memory card is currently available for recording or how much is in...
  • Page 177: System Setup

    • If the memory card you insert already contains a file with a larger num- ber, a new file will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last file on the memory card. • We recommend using the [n Continuous] setting. •...
  • Page 178 Menu item [Custom Control [Rec. Programs], Button] [Ä White Balance], [< Focus], [y Exposure], [Ç Powered IS], [Zoom], [Zoom Type], [ä Mic. Level], [R Faders], [Ò Decoration], [z Pre REC], [v Review Recording] [Autostart [i On], [j Off] Decoration] [Power Saving Mode] [Auto Power Off]: [j Off], [i On] [Quick Start (Standby)]: [Off], [10 min], [20 min], [30 min]...
  • Page 179 Menu item [Control for HDMI] [i On], [j Off] [HDMI Status] – [Distance Units] [. meters], [/ feet] [Demo Mode] [i On], [j Off] [Firmware] – [Reset All] [No], [Yes] [Eye-Fi [k Automatic], [j Off] Communication] Option not available in Option available only after connecting an external hard drive to the camcorder.
  • Page 180 [Notification Sounds]: ing on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc. • Set this to [j Off] to turn off notification sounds. • While pre-recording (A 98) is activated, the camcorder will not emit any notification sounds. [Custom Control Button]: control button that is a shortcut to one of the functions in the [ Functions] panel is constantly displayed.
  • Page 181 • If set to [i On], when the camcorder is connected to a compatible HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable, the video input on the TV will automatically be set to the camcorder’s video input. Then, you can use the up/down/left/right buttons and the OK or SET button on the TV’s remote control to play back your recordings.
  • Page 182: Appendix: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies (using Story Creator) 1 Control button [FUNC.]: Open the Main Functions] panel (A 28) 2 Smart AUTO (A 46) 3 Face detection frame (A 99) 4 Touch & Track frame (A 101) 5 Control button [PHOTO]: Take a photo (A 44, 89, 115) 6 Control button [?]: Displays a shooting tip for the current story...
  • Page 183 Recording Movies Manual mode A h Recording program (A 95) A j Manual exposure (A 103) A k Manual focus (A 104) A l Face detection (A 99) S q White balance (A 107) S a Audio level indicator (A 109) S s x.v.Color (A 176) S d While recording/during playback: Scene counter (hours : minutes :...
  • Page 184 Playing Movies (during playback) AVCHD movies: MP4 movies: D k Eye-Fi wireless communication (A 146) D l Scene number F q Playback control buttons (A 55) Additional Information F a Data code (A 66, 174) F s Volume and background music balance controls (A 55, 84) F d File number (A 176) F f Volume controls (A 56)
  • Page 185 Viewing Photos F g Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit panel (A 171) F h Current photo / Total number of photos F j Control button [h]: Photo jump (A 119) F k Control button [Ð]: Slideshow (A 122) F l Control button [f]: Return to the Photos] index screen (A 118) Additional Information...
  • Page 186 7 Memory operation Ü Record, Û Record pause, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, × Fast playback, Ø Fast reverse playback, Õ Slow playback, Ö Slow reverse playback, Ó Frame advance, Ô Frame reverse. 9 Remaining battery level; also remaining battery time when using an optional battery pack •...
  • Page 187: Troubleshooting

    - please read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. CHECK THIS FIRST Power supply •...
  • Page 188 Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
  • Page 189 - The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Cen- ter.
  • Page 190 104 °F). - The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack. - Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Con- sult a Canon Service Center. Additional Information one flash at 0.5-second...
  • Page 191 ‹ appears on the screen - The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch. - An error occurred when trying to access control data on the Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder off then on again.
  • Page 192 Memory Card and Accessories Cannot insert the memory card. - The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert Cannot record on the memory card. - The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 60, 120) to free some space or replace the memory card.
  • Page 193 The camcorder is connected using the supplied HDMI cable, but there is no picture or sound from the HDTV. - Disconnect the supplied HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder off and then on again. The camcorder is connected using the supplied HDMI cable, but HDMI-CEC does not work (cannot play back using the TV’s remote control).
  • Page 194: List Of Messages

    - This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction, recordings may be lost so back up your recordings regularly. &/% Built-in memory error - The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center. Additional Information...
  • Page 195 Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack? - You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack.
  • Page 196 Cannot play back - There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. &/% Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 131) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 42).
  • Page 197 &/% Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder - The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in mem- ory with this camcorder (A 42). Cannot record movies on this memory card - Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card.
  • Page 198 Do not disconnect the power source. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use the computer to safely end the connection. - When the camcorder is in USB cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while this message appears may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder.
  • Page 199: Not Enough Available Space

    Memory card writing error Attempt to recover the data? - This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was acci- dentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory. Select [Recover] to try to recover the recordings.
  • Page 200 Select the desired scene number - A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This can occur for example when you edit movies and write the files back to the camcorder. Select a number to display the corresponding group of scenes. &/% Some scenes could not be converted - Some scenes selected for conversion to SD were recorded using another device.
  • Page 201: List Of Messages For Connecting To An External Hard Drive

    Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances. - Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and try to send the data again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center. Additional Information...
  • Page 202 Cannot connect to FTP server - Make sure that the camcorder and FTP server have the same IP address configured. - This message will appear if the encryption key is incorrect when the encryption method is set to [Open]. The encryption key is case sensitive so make sure to enter it correctly. - The port number is usually 21 so make sure both the camcorder and FTP server are config- ured with this setting.
  • Page 203 Unable to access configuration files - Turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center. Unable to complete WPS. - Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and try again.
  • Page 204 Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances. - Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and per- form the Wi-Fi network setup again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center. Additional Information...
  • Page 205: Handling Precautions

    (A 128) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your impor- tant recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss. • Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel.
  • Page 206 • Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The cam- corder is not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the lens.
  • Page 207 • We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
  • Page 208 • Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature. • Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to water. • Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a mem- ory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the mem- ory card or the camcorder.
  • Page 209: Maintenance/Others

    Maintenance/Others Cleaning Camcorder Body • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens • If the lens surface is dirty, autofocus may not work properly. •...
  • Page 210: 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 a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
  • Page 211: Accessories

    Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in the following pages. Stylus Pen* CA-110 Compact Power Adapter BP-709 Battery Pack* Memory card * Supplied with the camcorder; not available as an optional accessory. ** &/% only.
  • Page 212: Optional Accessories

    Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any dam- age to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or...
  • Page 213 Charging, Recording and Playback Times The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack. Battery pack→ Charging conditions↓ Using the camcorder Using the CG-700 Battery Charger Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approxi- mate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions.
  • Page 214 Battery Recording pack mode BP-727 Recording AVCHD movies using a memory card Battery Recording pack mode BP-709 BP-718 BP-727 * Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and power on/off. Additional Information Recording Recording (maximum) (typical)* 175 min.
  • Page 215 A s SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
  • Page 216: Specifications

    Specifications VIXIA HF R32 / VIXIA HF R30 / VIXIA HF R300 — Values given are approximate figures. System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio compression: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch) Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver.
  • Page 217 • Image Sensor 1/4.85-inch CMOS, 3,280,000 pixels Effective pixels: 2,070,000 pixels (1920 x 1080) When advanced zoom is on: 2176 x 1224 (full wide angle) 1920 x 1080 (midway between full wide angle and full telephoto) 1360 x 765 (full telephoto) •...
  • Page 218 • MIC Terminal ∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack –64 dBV (with 600 Ω microphone) / 5 kΩ or more Wi-Fi (&/% only) • Standard: Complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocol • Frequency: 2.4 GHz • Supported channels: 1 - 11 •...
  • Page 219 Minimum length: 1 second File type: WAV The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders. &/% In the built-in memory: \CANON\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV On the memory card: \CANON\PRIVATE\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV About the image files for the Image Mix function The specifications of image files that can be used with the image mix function are as follows.
  • Page 220: Index

    Index ....57 3D Flip View Abroad, using the camcorder Aspect ratio of a connected ....174 TV (TV type) .
  • Page 221 ..24, 26 LCD touch screen Low light (recording program) Main Functions panel ....209 Maintenance .
  • Page 222 ....72 Video snapshot .....55 Volume ....107 White balance .
  • Page 223 B) If the Equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage; C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon USA’s factory service centers or authorized service facilities;...
  • Page 225 Ship your 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 226 CANADA CANON CANADA INC. 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P7 ❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon Canada Information Center toll free (in Canada only) at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666). ❖ Si vous avez des questions, veuillez téléphoner 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666, sans frais au Canada seulement).

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