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Canon 0273B001 - Elura 90 Camcorder Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 Digital Video Software Version 15 / Version 16 Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2: Read Carefully Before Using

    Agreement. LICENSE Canon grants you the personal, non-exclusive right to use the SOFTWARE only on a single computer. You may physically transfer the SOFTWARE from one computer to another provided that the SOFTWARE is used on only one computer at a time. You...
  • Page 3 Agreement by destroying the SOFTWARE. This Agreement will also terminate without notice to you if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement and you must then promptly return the SOFTWARE. In addition, Canon may enforce its other legal rights.
  • Page 4 Agreement constitutes a waiver of the rights of Canon, its affiliated corporations and third party licensors under such laws. You only own the CD-ROM media in which the Software is stored.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ................ 2 Canon Software License Agreement ..............2 Read This First ......................7 Checking Supplied Accessories ................8 System Requirements ....................9 What is Digital Video Software................10 Installing the Digital Video Software ...............11 Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer............14 Downloading Images (ImageBrowser) ..............
  • Page 6 Changing the My Camera Settings ..............61 Adding Still Images to the [My Camera] Window ..........63 Applying DPOF Settings ..................63 Reviewing and Changing the Settings of the Camcorder ........66 Uninstalling the Software ..................67 Uninstalling ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch............67 Troubleshooting .......................
  • Page 7: Read This First

    • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.
  • Page 8: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking Supplied Accessories Use the following accessories to download recorded images from a memory card to your computer. • IFC-300PCU USB Cable • DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK The explanations in this manual use mainly Mac OS X version 10.3 screen shots.
  • Page 9: System Requirements

    Computer Model: Computers that come with above OS preinstalled CPU: PowerPC G3/G4/G5 RAM: 256 MB or more Free Hard Disk Space: Canon Utilities - ImageBrowser 200 MB or more - PhotoStitch 40 MB or more Display: 1024 768 pixels/32,000 colors or better Proper operation is not guaranteed on a user-built PC.
  • Page 10: What Is Digital Video Software

    What is Digital Video Software The following software will be installed by installing the Digital Video Software. ImageBrowser • Downloading images from a memory card to your computer ( • Viewing downloaded images ( • Categorizing, organizing, and searching large volumes of images ( •...
  • Page 11: Installing The Digital Video Software

    Close any programs that are running. Set the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. Double click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS X] and [Canon Digital Video Installer] icons. The installer panel opens. Installing the Digital Video Software...
  • Page 12 Click Digital Video Software [Install]. Installer Panel Select [Easy Installation] and click [Next]. To install the software individually, select [Custom Installation]. Read the license agreement and click [Agree]. Review the installation settings and click [Next]. Installation starts. Installing the Digital Video Software...
  • Page 13 When the “Installation has finished.” message appears, click [OK]. After the installation is complete, restart the computer as prompted. Installing the Digital Video Software...
  • Page 14: Connecting The Camcorder To A Computer

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. Connect the USB cable directly to one of the computer’s main USB ports. The interface may not function correctly if the camcorder is connected via a USB hub.
  • Page 15: Downloading Images (Imagebrowser)

    Downloading Images (ImageBrowser) Below explains the procedure for connecting a camcorder to a computer using the USB cable. For connecting a PC card reader/writer, see Using a PC Card Reader/Writer 23). If a memory card contains an enormous volume of images (approx. 1000 or more), you may not be able to download images with ImageBrowser or an OS standard software depending on the computer you are using or the installed OS.
  • Page 16 Select [Other] from [When a camera is connected, open]. Select CameraWindow and click [Open]. CameraWindow is normally installed in [Applications] [Canon Utilities] [CameraWindow]. Click [OK]. Downloading Images (ImageBrowser)
  • Page 17: Mac Os 10.1.5

    Click [Starts to download images]. • ImageBrowser starts. • To start ImageBrowser manually, double click the folder in which you installed the program, followed by the [Canon Utilities] and [ImageBrowser] folders and the [ImageBrowser] file, or double click the ImageBrowser icon on the Desktop.
  • Page 18: Applying Auto-Downloading Settings

    • To quit the Camera Control window, click [Quit]. Applying Auto-downloading Settings This task allows you to apply auto-downloading settings. You can specify the types of images and the destination folder. In the Camera Control window, click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences].
  • Page 19 Select the image type to be downloaded and click [Next]. When the protect switch of the SD Memory Card is activated during image transfer, the images will not be marked as “already transferred” even having selected [New images] and downloaded. Specify the destination folder settings and click [Next].
  • Page 20 Click [Finish]. • ImageBrowser starts. • To start ImageBrowser manually, double click the folder in which you installed the program, followed by the [Canon Utilities] and [ImageBrowser] folders and the [ImageBrowser] file, or double click the ImageBrowser icon on the Desktop.
  • Page 21: Downloading The Selected Images

    Downloading the Selected Images Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 14). Click [Lets you select and download images]. CameraWindow appears. Downloading Images (ImageBrowser)
  • Page 22 Select images you wish to download and click [Download Images]. • A yellow frame appears around the selected image. • Clicking on 2 images while holding down the [Option] + [Shift] key selects also all images between the 2 images. •...
  • Page 23: Using A Pc Card Reader/Writer

    Using a PC Card Reader/Writer Insert a memory card into the reader. Select a method to download the images. • [Starts to download images]: CameraWindow appears, and the images in the memory card are downloaded. To apply auto-downloading settings, refer to Applying Auto-downloading Settings ( 18).
  • Page 24: Imagebrowser Windows

    ImageBrowser Windows This section explains the windows of ImageBrowser. To start ImageBrowser, double-click the icon located on the desktop. If the ImageBrowser icon is not on the desktop, double-click the [CanonUtilities] folder on the drive on which the program was installed, followed by the [ImageBrowser] folder and the [ImageBrowser] icon.
  • Page 25 [Preview]: A large image is displayed. Selecting [View Settings] [Information display panel] from the [View] menu shows the detailed information. You can change file name and comments. Selecting a different image at the bottom of the Browser Area switches the displayed image. [List]: The images are displayed as thumbnails.
  • Page 26 [TimeTunnel]: The images are displayed in the chronological order. The date/time at which the images were shot appears on the red line. You can change this date/time by Move the slider up or double-clicking it on the display. down to move backward A window similar to the one below or forward in time.
  • Page 27 Allows to select all images and deselects images. Display Pattern Allows to change the appearances of the Browser Window. 5 Application Tool Bar 1 Canon Camera Opens CameraWindow. View Image Displays a selected image in the [Image Viewer] window. SlideShow Displays still images in a slide show.
  • Page 28: [Image Viewer] Window

    [Image Viewer] Window The [Image Viewer] window appears when you select an image and click [View Image] or double click an image. Changes Changes the zoom the star ratio of rate. the image. 1 Back/Next Displays the previous/next image in the current folder. Save Allows saving the edited image.
  • Page 29: [Crop Dialog] Window

    [Crop Dialog] Window Select [Edit still image] [Crop] from the [Edit] menu, or selecting [Crop] from icon. Either drag the mouse on the image or specify the cropping area, and click [Crop]. [Color Adjustment Dialog] Window Selecting [Edit still image] [Adjust Color] from the [Edit] menu or selecting [Adjust Color] from the icon, [Color Adjustment Dialog] allows you to...
  • Page 30: Organizing Images

    Organizing Images Classifying the Images This task allows you to sort images into a folder according to the shooting date or Star Rating. Sort by the Shooting Date Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Select [The files will be separated into folders for each shooting date.] and click [Next].
  • Page 31: Sort By The Star Rating

    Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. The selected images are classified into the specific folder. Sort by the Star Rating Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Organizing Images...
  • Page 32 Select [The files will be organized by Star Rating.] and click [Next]. Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. Organizing Images...
  • Page 33: Renaming Multiple Files

    Renaming Multiple Files This task allows you to rename multiple files at the same time, or to rename and copy multiple files. Select the images you wish to rename and select [Organize Image] [Rename] from the [File] menu. Specify the settings and click [OK]. The images are renamed according to the settings specified.
  • Page 34: Searching For Images

    Searching for Images This task allows you to search for images by Star Rating, Modification Date, Shooting Date, Comment or Keywords. Select a folder in the explorer view. Select [Search] from the [File] menu. Specify the search conditions and click [Search Now]. •...
  • Page 35 Click [Finish]. • To change the search parameters and perform another search, click [Back] and repeat steps 3-4. • The images of the search result are displayed in the [Search Results] folder. You can print or copy these images to another folder. The images will remain in this folder until ImageBrowser is closed or another search is performed.
  • Page 36: Applying Star Rating

    Applying Star Rating • This task allows you to apply ratings to your images from one star to three stars. The Star Rating can be used as one of the search conditions, or for the selection of images to be displayed in the Browser Window. •...
  • Page 37 Place a check mark next to the keyword you wish to apply and click [OK]. You can add and delete keywords, or change the keyword list in the [Manage Keywords] window by selecting [Keyword] [Manage] from the [Edit] menu. Organizing Images...
  • Page 38: Editing Movies

    Editing Movies You can link images, insert text and background music, and add effects. Editing Movies Select images in the Browser area. From the [Edit] menu, select [Movie Edit]. Arrange images and click [2.Effect]. • To change the order of images, select an image and click [Move Left] or [Move Right].
  • Page 39 Apply effects to the images and click [3.Audio]. To set a transition effect, you need to select a transition box in the Storyboard Area. Set the audio and click [4.Save]. You can add an MP3, AIFF or WAV file as audio. Select a file type and click [Save].
  • Page 40: Playing Back Movies

    Playing Back Movies In the CameraWindow and Browser Area, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a (movie) icon. In the Browser Area, double-click a thumbnail with a (movie) icon. The [Image Viewer] window appears. Click the [ (Play)] icon in the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 41: Exporting Images

    Exporting Images Changing the File Type and Save This task allows you to change the size, resolution or data for of selected still images and save them as new files and allows to save the shooting properties of the still images and movies to text files or copy them with new names. Select an image you wish to export and [Export Images] from the [File] menu.
  • Page 42 Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. The window varies depending on the selected export type in step 2. When you have selected [Edit and Save Image]: You can convert still images to another file type, resize and save them as new files.
  • Page 43 When you have selected [Export as a Screensaver]: You can export and save the image as a screen saver. When you have selected [Export an Image as Wallpaper]: You can export and save the image as a desktop wallpaper. This task cannot be performed if you have selected multiple images.
  • Page 44: Saving Still Images From Your Computer To The Memory Card

    Saving Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can save still images from the computer to a memory card. You can also save sample images for card mix from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK. Only still images with JPEG compression can be saved to the memory card. TIFF, PICT, Windows bitmap will be converted to JPEG compression and saved to the memory card.
  • Page 45: Saving Sample Images To The Memory Card

    Select the still image you wish to add and click [Open]. You can check the selected image by clicking the file name. In the Add image window, select the image size and click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. •...
  • Page 46 Click the [Set to Camera] tab in the Camera Control window, and [Uploads images to the camera]. Double-click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [DVC CARD IMAGE] folder. The folders [CAMERA CHROMA], [CARD ANIMATION], [CARD CHROMA] and [CARD LUMINANCE] appear. Exporting Images...
  • Page 47 Open the [CAMERA CHROMA], [CARD ANIMATION], [CARD CHROMA] or [CARD LUMINANCE] folder, select the image you wish to copy to the camcorder and click [Open]. In the Add image window, click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. •...
  • Page 48: Using Various Functions

    Using Various Functions Attaching Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected images to an E-mail message. Select the images you wish to send in the Browser Area. From the [Internet] menu, select [Create Image for Email]. Specify the image size and click [Next]. When you select [Send without changing the file size], move on to step 5.
  • Page 49 Specify the reduction ratio and image quality and click [Next]. • [Resize(%)]: Select the reduction ratio relative to the original size of the image. • [Quality]: Select the image quality. The lower the quality, the rougher the image becomes, but the size of the file also becomes smaller. •...
  • Page 50 Select whether you wish to start your e-mail software and click [Finish]. • If you have selected [Start email application after closing], your e-mail software starts automatically. Open a new e-mail message and attach the image. With some types of e-mail software, you can attach images to e-mail messages simply by dragging them from the Browser Area to the new message window.
  • Page 51: Running A Slide Show

    Running a Slide Show From the [View] menu, select [Slide Show Options]. Select the slide show settings and click [OK]. • [Auto Play]: Moves to the next still image automatically. Select the interval by sliding the control under [Play Interval] (from 1 to 30 seconds). •...
  • Page 52: Merging Panoramic Images (Photostitch)

    Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) You can merge a series of overlapping images into a single, seamless panorama. PhotoStitch automatically arranges still images recorded with the camcorder’s Stitch Assist mode in their correct order and orientation, making it easy to merge them. Please refer to the Camcorder Instruction Manual to learn how to record in Stitch Assist mode.
  • Page 53 Arrange the order of the images and click [2.Merge]. Operational instructions are displayed in the upper section of the window. Click [Start]. Select [3.Save] and then click [Save]. • Select the destination folder, input the file name and click [Save]. •...
  • Page 54: Printing Still Images (Imagebrowser)

    You can record the surroundings in 360 degrees, and stitch them together later to form a 360-degrees cylinder. (In [1. Selection and Arrangement], select [Arrange] and [360 Degrees].) By saving this stitched image in QuickTime VR type, you can then get a virtual view of the surroundings by manipulating the mouse.
  • Page 55 Edit the Page Title Open the [Edit] menu and select [Edit Header]. Change the Image Size Drag the border to resize the still image. Change the Layout Drag the still image to change the layout. Add Captions to Still Images Click the still image and then the [Edit] menu and select [Edit Caption].
  • Page 56 In the Layout Options window, select a layout and click [Next]. The Custom Layout printing option allows you to freely change the size and position of the still images for printing. The other options allow you to print an index. Select a paper size and click [OK].
  • Page 57: Adjusting Image Quality And Printing (Exif 2.2 Compliant)

    Click [PRINT] in the Print window. The Print dialog appears. Click [Print]. Printing starts. Adjusting Image Quality and Printing (Exif 2.2 Compliant) ImageBrowser allows you to print images with image quality adjustments. ImageBrowser also supports the Exif 2.2 standard (or Exif Print). Still images shot with camcorders complying with the Exif 2.2 standard incorporate shooting settings information, such as the shooting conditions and scene mode, along with the image data.
  • Page 58: Adding Sound To A Still Image

    In the [Preferences] window, select [Print], set the image quality settings and click [OK]. See Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) for the next steps ( 54). A check mark must be placed here to automatically correct the image quality. Select this option to automatically correct images shot with Exif 2.2 compliant...
  • Page 59 Click and start recording when the [Save] button is enabled. Click [Save] to stop recording. • appears on the still image. • The sound file will be copied in AIFF format (extension “.AIF”) to the same folder as the still image. To remove sound from a still image, select [Sound] [Send to Trash] from the [File] menu.
  • Page 60: Applying The Camcorder Settings From The Computer

    Applying the Camcorder Settings from the Computer Customizing My Camera Settings • The start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound and shutter sound are called the My Camera Settings. ImageBrowser already contains several My Camera Settings which can be selected in theme sets or individually.
  • Page 61: Changing The My Camera Settings

    The [My Camera] window appears. Saves the setting of the camcorder to the computer. Displays the My Camera Settings of the camcorder. Saves the setting from the Deletes a setting from computer to the camcorder. the [Camera] list. Selects the type of the My Camera Settings.
  • Page 62 Select the setting you wish to replace in the [Camera] list and click On the confirmation window, click [OK]. The selected setting replaces the old setting and appears in the [Camera] list. Click [Save to Camera]. On the confirmation window, click [OK]. If you wish to use this setting on the camcorder, change the My Camera Setting on the camcorder itself.
  • Page 63: Adding Still Images To The [My Camera] Window

    Adding Still Images to the [My Camera] Window By adding an image to the [Computer] list, you can upload the image to the camcorder for use as Start-up Image. Only still images with JPEG compression can be added to the list. In the [My Camera] window, select [Start-up Image] in the [Type] list and click [Add].
  • Page 64 Click the [Set to Camera] tab and click [Set Slide Show/ DPOF] in the Camera Control window • When connecting a PC card reader/writer, click the [Set to Memory Card] tab and click [Set Slide Show/DPOF]. • The slide show function of the camcorder cannot be used. Click [Print Order(DPOF)] and select a print type from the drop-down list.
  • Page 65 Select the still images you wish to print and the number of copies. Click [Save to Camera]. The DPOF print settings will be saved to the memory card. The Edit Slide/DPOF window allows print settings on up to 998 still images. With some camcorders, DPOF print settings are limited to a maximum of 200 still images.
  • Page 66: Reviewing And Changing The Settings Of The Camcorder

    Reviewing and Changing the Settings of the Camcorder You can adjust the date, time and owner settings of the camcorder. You can also check the remaining memory card capacity or format the memory card. Click the [Set to Camera] tab and click [Confirms/changes camera settings] in the Camera Control window.
  • Page 67: Uninstalling The Software

    Uninstalling the Software Uninstall the software when you wish to delete it from your computer or when reinstallation is required to fix corrupted files. Uninstalling ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch Move the program’s folder into the Trash to uninstall programs such as ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch.
  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Connection Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. There is no memory card in the camcorder. Insert a memory card into the camcorder. The camcorder is not set to the correct mode. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
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