Canon Digital Video Technology
Face Detection — During shooting, the
technology gives faces optimal focus
and exposure for natural skin tone.
The same high quality Face Detection technology
used in Canon digital cameras in now available
in Canon HD camcorders. Up to 35 faces can automatically be
detected, and 9 detection frames can be displayed at one
time. The system is so intelligent that it recognizes faces that
are turned down or sideways. In addition, a specific face
may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking.
The technology enhances auto exposure by compensating to
eliminate whiteout or loss of shadow detail. Even playback
can be linked to Face Detection, allowing you access specific
scenes based on faces.
— Detected face
frame displays as
thumbnail in each
Face tracking — Faces in
the frame are tracked to
deliver fast, pin-point
focus in any composition.
VIDEO SNAPSHOT MODE
Video Snapshot Mode allows you to
capture the highlights of a once in a lifetime
trip, or a family milestone, with the same ease as taking
photos. Simply record a series of four second video clips,
blend in one of 10 supplied music tracks, or
your favorite background music, and create
an exciting movie that will hold everyone's
Assign commonly used functions to
the Custom Key button on the camcorder
for quick and easy access.
Timeline by face
Custom Key Features
— Detected face
frame is linked to
• Exposure lock (ON/OFF)
• Focus (Auto/Manual)
• Assist functions
• Microphone level control (Auto/Manual)
• AGC limit (ON/OFF)
With Video Snapshot Mode, the camcorder can
record a series of 4 second video clips.
Play back the short video with background music.
Pre-Record greatly increases your ability to
capture the most precious moments before they're
gone forever. With the Pre-Record feature, the cam-
corder actually begins recording 3 seconds before you press
the record button, compensating for the time it takes you to
react to a video-worthy moment.
Dual Shot Mode further enhances the
convenience of using your Canon camcorder to
capture high quality still images. Now while shooting video,
you can simply press the Photo button to take a photo. In
playback, switching between video and photos is performed
with a simple multi-selector.