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Canon VIXIA HF R10 Pocket Manual

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PUB. DIM-0946-000



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  • Page 1 PUB. DIM-0946-000...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    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 CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY...
  • Page 3 WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this product to dripping or splashing. The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to disconnect the plug in case of an accident. CAUTION: •...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” or “product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HF R11 A / VIXIA HF R10 A / VIXIA HF R100 A and all its accessories. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions.
  • Page 5 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 6 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information. The adapter is not intended to be serviced. Should the product cease to function in its intended manner, it should be returned to the manufacturer or be discarded.
  • Page 7 Trademark Acknowledgements • The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark. • Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Package contents • CA-590 Compact Power Adapter* [1] • BP-2L5 Battery Pack • STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (yellow, red, white plugs) [2] • CTC-100/S Component Cable (red, green, blue plugs) [3] • IFC-300PCU USB Cable [4] • 3 Software CD-ROMs - PIXELA Application - Disc 1** and Disc 2 ‘PIXELA Applications’...
  • Page 9 About the Camcorder’s PDF Instruction Manual This guide will get you started and show you how to use the most basic functions of your camcorder to shoot video, take photos and play back your recordings (using the camcorder or connecting it to your TV). To learn more about the more advanced functions of your camcorder, to read important handling precautions and to consult the troubleshooting section if an error message is displayed, be sure to read the full instruction manual, included as...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Package Contents Names of Parts and Icons Charging the Battery Pack Operating Modes of the Camcorder Getting Ready to Start Recording Basic Recording: Shooting Video and Taking Photos Basic Playback: Playing Back Movies and Viewing Photos Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Playback on a TV Screen Abridged Specifications Conventions Used in the Quick Guide...
  • Page 11: Names Of Parts And Icons

    introduction Names of Parts and Icons Left side view Right side view (camera/play) button ( 2 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button: Shoot short videos (a few seconds in length) and arrange them into a video clip set to your favorite background music. ( WEB button: Convert your HD movies to standard-definition videos ready to be easily shared on YouTube.
  • Page 12 Names of Parts and Icons Front view Top view LCD panel A q Stereo microphone A a Instant AF sensor ( A s Zoom lever ( A d PHOTO button ( A f POWER button A g ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator: Green –...
  • Page 13 Back view Bottom view Names of Parts and Icons A l USB terminal: Connect the camcorder to a computer or printer. ( S q HDMI OUT terminal: Connect the camcorder to an HDTV with an HDMI™ input for the best all-digital quality. ( S a COMPONENT OUT terminal: Connect the camcorder to an HDTV with component video inputs.
  • Page 14 introduction Onscreen Displays and Icons Recording movies 1 Operating mode ( 2 Recording program: Recording programs allow you to change various picture-related settings to your preference, or to use a Special Scene recording program to apply the camcorder settings most appropriate for a variety of situations.
  • Page 15 A s Remaining battery time in red: Battery pack is almost empty. Replace with a fully charged battery pack. A d While recording/during playback: Scene counter (hours : minutes : seconds) In record pause mode: Total number of scenes A f Remaining recording time On the memory card;...
  • Page 16 Onscreen Displays and Icons Recording photos S g Zoom ( 29), Exposure S h Photo quality/size ( S j Self timer ( S k Number of available photos On the memory card; in red: Cannot record any more photos. in red: No memory card in the camcorder. S l Camcorder shake warning: When this icon appears on-screen, you may need to stabilize the camcorder using a tripod.
  • Page 17 D d Data code: In addition to the date and time of recording, you can choose to display information related to the camcorder settings like the shutter speed or aperture value used. ( D f Scene number D g External audio input ( Viewing photos D h Histogram: Gives you a graphic indication about a photo’s exposure so you can confirm that it is not too dark or too bright.
  • Page 18: Charging The Battery Pack

    getting started Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. When you use the compact power adapter, the power of the battery pack will not be consumed. Charge the battery pack before use. ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator DC IN...
  • Page 19 Charging the Battery Pack 3 Insert softly into the compartment and press gently until it clicks. 4 Close the battery compartment cover. Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off. Lamp off (camcorder turned off) Red lamp flashes (charging) Lamp off (battery pack fully charged)
  • Page 20 Charging the Battery Pack Charging times Charging the supplied BP-2L5 Battery Pack will take approximately 2 hours 20 minutes. A fully charged battery pack will allow for the following operations (movies in FXP mode): Typical recording Memory card 45 min. only All given times are approximate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions.
  • Page 21 NOTES • The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off. • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). Outside the temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F), charging will not start.
  • Page 22: Operating Modes Of The Camcorder

    basic operation Operating Modes of the Camcorder Camera/Play button Toggle between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. • Press the button when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback mode. Smart AUTO Take it easy and leave all the settings to the camcorder.
  • Page 23 Selecting what recordings to play back 1 Select ( ) the tabs at the top of the screen. 2 Select ( ) the desired tab. 3 Return ( ) to the index screen to select the scene/photo you want to play back. Operating Modes of the Camcorder Joystick During playback, use the...
  • Page 24 first time settings Setting the Date/Time and Language When you turn on the camcorder for the first time, you will need to set the date and time before using the camcorder. You can also change the date format and time zone. (For your convenience, you can do so after changing the language to your preference.) See Changing the Time Zone ( Change the year, month,...
  • Page 25 Select the language used for menus and on-screen displays. You can select one of 22 languages to display the camcorder’s menus and on-screen displays. Select the language of your preference using the menu. See Using the Menus ( Menu] FUNC. Desired language NOTES •...
  • Page 26: Getting Ready To Start Recording

    getting ready to start recording Using a Memory Card Use commercially available SD memory cards to record movies and photos. While you can record photos on almost all types of memory cards, depending on the memory card, you may not be able to record movies. See Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder ( for details.
  • Page 27 Recording in the built-in memory or on the memory card only) You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on the memory card. The built-in memory is the default memory for recording both, but you can select the recording memory independently for movies and for photos.
  • Page 28 getting ready to start recording Fitting the Camcorder to You Adjust the grip belt and other accessories beforehand for a comfortable and secure grip while using the camcorder. Familiarize yourself with the different positions of the LCD panel to find the best angle for any recording situation.
  • Page 29: Basic Recording: Shooting Video And Taking Photos

    basic recording Shooting Video and Taking Photos With Smart AUTO you can easily record movies and photos. You do not need to worry about any settings or menu options - the camcorder will select the most appropriate settings automatically. AF frames Focus locked (green) Set the camcorder to Smart AUTO.
  • Page 30 Shooting Video and Taking Photos Use the zoom to frame the subject Use the zoom lever to zoom out and in. To zoom out, zoom toward the (wide angle) end. To zoom in, zoom toward the IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
  • Page 31 • About the flexible recording mode: Use the flexible recording mode to access the menus and advanced functions and to change various settings up to your preferences. Press recording mode. Shooting Video Taking Photos • When recording photos, if the camcorder cannot focus on the subject automatically, turns yellow.
  • Page 32 Shooting Video and Taking Photos When you have finished recording Confirm that the indicator goes out Make sure the camcorder has finished writing the scenes or photos on the memory before turning it off. 1 Check that the indicator is off. POWER 2 Press 3 Close the LCD panel.
  • Page 33: Quick Start Function

    basic recording Quick Start Function While recording, instead of leaving the camcorder in record pause mode, you can simply close the LCD panel to set the camcorder in standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when you are using a battery pack.
  • Page 34 Quick Start Function IMPORTANT • Do not disconnect the power source during standby mode (while the ON/ OFF (CHG) indicator is lit in orange). NOTES • If you close the LCD panel under some circumstances (for example while the memory card slot cover is open or when the battery charge is too low), the camcorder may not enter the standby mode.
  • Page 35 basic recording Selecting the Quality of Video The camcorder offers 4 recording modes (or levels of video quality). Changing the recording mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select FXP or XP+ mode for better movie quality or LP mode for longer recording times.
  • Page 36 basic recording Selecting the Size and Quality of Photos The camcorder offers 3 photo sizes and 3 levels of photo quality. As a general rule, select a larger photo size for higher quality. Select the [LW 1920x1080] size for photos with an aspect ratio of 16:9. See Selecting Photo Size and Quality ( number of photos that can be recorded on a memory card and the print size recommended for each photo size.
  • Page 37: Basic Playback: Playing Back Movies And Viewing Photos

    basic playback Playing Back Movies and Viewing Photos The basic playback screen is the index screen. Using the tabs at the top of the index screen you can select what recordings to playback (movies or photos) and what memory to play back (built-in memory or memory card, only).
  • Page 38 Playing Back Movies and Viewing Photos Press to play back. Movies: The selected scene is played back. Playback continues until the end of the last scene recorded. 1 Select ( ) the Press again to resume. 2 Select ( ) the and return to the index screen.
  • Page 39 - Do not change the operating mode - do not press the button. • You may not be able to play back with another device the movies you recorded on the memory card with this camcorder. In such case, play back the movies on the memory card using this camcorder.
  • Page 40 Playing Back Movies and Viewing Photos Photo Jump When you have recorded a large number of photos, you may find it easier to jump 10 or 100 images at a time instead of browsing them one by one. From single photo view: 1 Select ( ) the 2 Select (...
  • Page 41: Saving And Sharing Your Recordings

    external connections Saving and Sharing Your Recordings It is recommended that you periodically save your recordings on a computer. Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to save, manage and edit your movies. Use the supplied software Photo Application to save, manage and edit your photos.
  • Page 42: Playback On A Tv Screen

    basic playback Playback on a TV Screen Connect your camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family and friends. Turn off the camcorder and the TV. Connect the camcorder to the TV. Select the most appropriate connection according to the input terminals on your TV.
  • Page 43 HDMI connection: All digital, high-definition connection. About the HDMI connection (HDMI mini- connector) Component video connection: Analog, high-definition connection. Connection Diagrams - Connection additional settings. CTC-100/S Component Cable STV-250N Stereo Video Cable Composite video connection: Analog, standard definition connection. Connection Diagrams - Connection additional settings.
  • Page 44 Playback on a TV Screen NOTES • The illustrations are for reference only. The layout of terminals on your TV may be different. • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. • Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the STV-250N Stereo Cable is connected to the camcorder.
  • Page 45: Abridged Specifications

    specifications Abridged Specifications The specifications given here are an abridged version of the full specifications of the camcorder. Be sure to read the full version of the instruction manual for the complete information. See Specifications ( Recording media Built-in flash memory, 32 GB Built-in flash memory, 8 GB - SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card (not included) Maximum recording time (approximate figures)
  • Page 46 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 damage 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 explosion of a battery pack).
  • Page 47 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 49 Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase. Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
  • Page 50 CANON CANADA INC. MONTREAL 8801 Route Transcanadienne, Saint-Laurent, QC H4S 1Z6 ❖ 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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