Contents Read This First ......................4 Checking Supplied Accessories ................4 System Requirements ....................5 What is Digital Video Software? ................6 Windows ........................7 CameraWindow ..................... 7 [Acquire Images] Tab ..................7 [Print] Tab ......................8 [Set to Camera] Tab ..................9 Camera Browser Window ................
Uploading Still Images to the camcorder ............. 65 Using Various Functions ..................67 Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages............67 Running a Slide Show ..................69 Adding Sound to a Still Image................71 Reviewing and Changing the Owner Name of the Camcorder......72 Uninstalling the Software ..................
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Windows XP: 256 MB or more Interface: USB: only preinstalled Windows Vista/Windows XP systems with built-in USB ports Free Hard Disk Space: • Canon Utilities - ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more × Display: 1024 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better Proper operation is not guaranteed on any particular system, even if it meets the requirements outlined above.
What is Digital Video Software? Digital Video Software allows you to download still images you recorded with the camcorder to a computer and manage, print, and edit them. ZoomBrowser EX • Viewing still images as thumbnails • Managing by shooting date folders with still images •...
Windows CameraWindow After you connect the camcorder to your computer, you can use CameraWindow to download still images to the computer. Furthermore, you can print still images directly from the camcorder, without having to download them to the computer ( 41), and you can confirm and change the owner’s name of the camcorder you specify ( 72).
[Print] Tab After connecting the camcorder to your computer, use this tab to print still images without downloading them to the computer first. The window varies depending on the selected printing type. Refer to Printing Still Images without Downloading Them 41).
[Set to Camera] Tab This tab is used for confirming and changing the owner’s name of the camcorder you can specify ( 72) and uploading the still images to the camcorder. My Camera function is not supported by the camcorder. Camera Control window Enter or change the name of the camcorder’s owner.
Camera Browser Window Prints the selected still images. Starts ZoomBrowser EX. Selects the still image selection method. Changes the size of the thumbnail. Selects whether to show or hide the image frame and file name. Still image information and a histogram If your camcorder supports wide size still image (16:9 such as 1920 x 1080 pixels) recording, the thumbnails that appear in this window will be also 16:9 images.
[Print & Email]: After you download still images to a computer, use this to print them or to attach them to e-mail messages. [CANON iMAGE GATEWAY]: Use this to connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Windows...
2 Folders Area You can select a folder to be displayed in the Browser Area. In the [Last Acquired Images] panel, the newly downloaded still images are placed into virtual folders classified by recording date. In the panel below, the folders where the downloaded still images are actually saved in are displayed.
5 View Mode You can select the view mode of images in the Browser Area. [Zoom Mode]: The images in the selected folder are shown as thumbnails. [Scroll Mode]: Double clicking a folder shows thumbnails of the still images inside. [Preview Mode]: Double clicking the folders at the bottom of the window opens the folder and shows a large still image in the folder along with detailed information.
6 Command buttons 1 View Image Displays a selected image in the [Image Viewer] window. Properties Displays properties of the selected still image. When you select a different image while the [Properties] window is open, the information switches to the one of the selected image.
[Image Viewer] Window The [Image Viewer] window appears when you select an image and click [View Image] or double-click an image. 1 Previous/Next Displays the previous/next image in the current folder. Zoom In/Zoom Out Enlarges/Reduces a still image. When the image is larger than the window, you can move the image in the desired direction.
Fit to Window Matches the image size to the size of the Image Viewer Window. Restore Restores the standard display size. Zoom Slider Allows you to enlarge/reduce the displayed image. Show Image Full Displays an image in full screen size. Screen Change the Star Allows you to change the star rating.
[Auto Adjustment] Window Select [Auto Adjustment] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Auto Adjustment]. Use this to automatically correct the color balance of the still image. [Color/Brightness Adjustment] Window Select [Color/Brightness Adjustment] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Color/Brightness Adjustment].
[Sharpness] Window Select [Sharpness] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Sharpness]. Use this to emphasize and clarify the outlines of people and objects. [Trim Image] Window Select [Trim] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Trim]. Specify the area in the still image to crop and click [Trim Image] to trim the image.
[Insert Text] Window Select [Insert Text] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Insert Text]. Use this to write text on still images. These image correction tools can be selected by clicking [Edit] [Edit Image] in Task Area of the Main Window. Windows...
Installing the Digital Video Software Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before connecting the camcorder to the computer. You must have authorization as a Computer System Administrator to install programs. Your digital video camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP).
Select your language. Click [Easy Installation] under Digital Video Software. To specify the installation folder, click [Custom Installation]. Installer Panel If other software is running, close all programs and click [OK]. Installing the Digital Video Software...
Review the installation settings and click [Install]. Read the license agreement and click [Yes] to accept the terms and to start installation. Installing the Digital Video Software...
Click [Next]. When the installation is complete, make sure [Restart computer immediately (Recommended)] is selected and then click [Restart]. When you do not need to restart the computer, the [Finish] screen will be displayed. Click [Finish]; remove the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk from the CD-ROM drive, and proceed to Before Downloading Still Images ( 24).
Before Downloading Still Images Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. Connect the USB cable directly to one of the computer’s main USB ports.
Attach the supplied USB cable to the computer’s USB port and the camcorder’s USB Terminal. • Restart the computer if you are prompted to restart it the first time you connect the camcorder to the computer. • A window appears allowing you to select an application program to start. •...
Downloading Still Images Observe the following precautions when the camcorder’s access indicator is flashing. Failure to do so may cause data to become corrupted. - Do not remove the memory card or detach the USB cable. - Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer. - Do not change the position of the mode dial.
Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow]. • If a camcorder and card reader are connected at the same time, a dialog appears allowing you to select the camcorder model. Confirm that [Canon Camera] or your camcorder model name is displayed and click [OK].
Using the Computer to Download Still Images (CameraWindow) You can select a downloading method in the Camera Control window. Auto-Downloading Click [Starts to download images] in the Camera Control window. • For instructions on how to set the Auto-download settings, see Auto- Downloading Settings ( 29).
Auto-Downloading Settings Select the setting for downloading images by operating your computer. You can change the image type and the destination folder. In the Camera Control window, click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences]. Select [Change auto download settings] and click [Next]. Downloading Still Images...
Select the image type to be downloaded and click [Next]. Place a check mark here if you wish the original image to be deleted after downloading. Specify the destination folder settings and click [Next]. Destination Folder Click this button to specify the destination folder.
Specify a process to perform after the image is downloaded. The window below will be displayed when you select [Perform selected processes consecutively] (you can redisplay the window by clicking [Select]). Select a process to perform after the image is downloaded, and click [OK]. Downloading Still Images...
Click [Finish]. Placing a check mark here makes images in the camcorder to be automatically downloaded when the camcorder is connected. Downloading the Selected Still Images from the CameraWindow Click [Lets you select and download images] in the Camera Control window. The CameraWindow opens.
In the CameraWindow, select the image you wish to download and click [Image Download]. • Clicking on 2 images while holding down the [Shift] key selects also all images between the 2 images. • Clicking on different images while holding down the [Ctrl] key selects multiple images.
[Specify Folder] Tab Specify the settings of the folder and subfolder. [Specify File Name] Tab Specify the file name with which to save the images. Downloading Still Images...
Using the Camcorder to Download Still Images (Direct Transfer Function) If your camcorder supports the Direct Transfer function, you can use the camcorder to download images. Setting the Direct Transfer Download Destination Folder In the Camera Control window, click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences].
Specify the destination folder settings and click [Finish]. Destination Folder Click this button to specify the destination folder. Select to specify the name of the subfolder. Direct Transfer Select a transfer option on the camcorder screen and press button. • See your camcorder instruction manual for how to set and operate the camcorder to transfer images.
When a window appears allowing you to select an application program to start, select [View/Download Images using Canon ZoomBrowser EX] and click [OK]. Clicking [Acquire & Camera Settings] [Acquire Images from Memory Card] in the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX also opens the image download window.
Auto-Downloading Click [Download Images]. • For instructions on how to set the Auto-download settings, see Auto- Downloading Settings ( 38). • Click [Exit] to close the window after downloading images. Auto-Downloading Settings Select the setting for downloading images by operating your computer. You can change the image type and the destination folder.
Configure the settings and click [OK]. The window below will be displayed when you select [Perform selected processes consecutively] or [Select] under [Action After Download]. Select a process to perform after the image is downloaded, and click [OK]. Downloading Still Images...
Downloading the Selected Still Images from the ZoomBrowser Click [Lets you select and download images]. The ZoomBrowser EX opens. In the ZoomBrowser EX, select the image you wish to download and click [Image Download]. • Clicking on 2 images while holding down the [Shift] key selects also all images between the 2 images.
Printing Still Images Printing Still Images without Downloading Them This section explains how to print still images by connecting the camcorder to the computer. The steps are basically the same when using a card reader/writer. You can select one of the following 4 methods to print still images directly from the camcorder, without downloading images to the computer.
Click one of the 4 printing methods. Specify the print settings and click [Print]. The window varies depending on the selected printing method in step 3. Printing Still Images...
When you have selected [Print All Photos]: Selects the printer. Sets the paper size and type. Sets the number of print copies of the displayed image. Sets the shooting date/time Click this button to switch between still images imprint and color settings. if multiple images are selected.
When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet with All Photos]: Sets the paper size Rotates still images. and orientation. Click this to use the trimming function (crops a portion of the still image). Selects the printer. Sets the print settings Click these buttons to switch between pages.
When you have selected [Select an image and print]: • If you selected [Select an image and print], the following window will be displayed. Select still images you wish to print, and click [Print]. If you selected [Contact Sheet Print], the same window described in the previous section When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet with All Photos]: ( 44) will be displayed.
Printing Still Images Already Downloaded to the Computer You can select one of the following 2 methods to print still images downloaded to the computer. • [Photo Print] - Prints one still image per page. • [Index Print] - Prints selected images in rows with file names and image information. You can select the program to use for printing by clicking [Print &...
Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Selects the printer. Sets the paper size settings. Click this button to switch between still Sets the number of print copies images if multiple images are selected. of the displayed image. Sets the shooting date/time imprint and color settings. Printing Still Images...
[Index Print] Click [Print & Email] in the Main Window and click [Index Print]. Select the still images you wish to print and click [Printer and Layout Settings]. Printing Still Images...
Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Rotates still images. Sets the paper size and orientation. Click this to use the trimming function (crops a portion of Selects the printer. the still image). Click these buttons to switch between pages. Sets the print settings for shooting information, comments, headers, footers and page numbers.
Organizing Images Applying Star Ratings and Keywords 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.
Classifying the Images This task allows you to classify selected images according to the shooting date. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window. Click [Classify into Folder]. Select the images you wish to classify and click [Specify Classification Settings]. Organizing Images...
Specify the folder structure and the saving folder and click [Finish]. The selected images are classified into the specified folder. Organizing Images...
Renaming Multiple Files This task allows you to rename multiple files at the same time, or to rename and copy multiple files. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window. Click [Rename Multiple Files]. Select the images you wish to rename and click [Specify Rename Settings].
Specify the settings and click [Finish]. Placing a check mark here makes copies of images with new names. The name of the original images will not be changed. To rename a folder, select a folder, and open the [Rename Folder] window by selecting [Rename] from the [File] menu.
Searching for Images This task allows you to search for images by star rating, modification date, shooting date, comment or keywords. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window. You can also search for images by clicking [Search] on the Application Tool Bar. Skip to step 3.
Specify the search conditions and click [Start Search]. • The search results are displayed as thumbnails. • Select at least one search condition. Click [Finish]. • To change the search parameters and perform another search, click [Specify Search Conditions] and repeat steps 3-4. Organizing Images...
• The images of the search result are displayed in the [Search Results] folder. You can print or copy these images to another folder. Folders Area The searched images will remain in this folder until ZoomBrowser EX is closed or another search is performed, but if you delete an image in this folder, the corresponding original image will be deleted as well.
Exporting Images You can change the data type for selected still images and movies and save them as new files. You can also export selected movies and still image properties to a text file or copy and rename movies and still images. Furthermore, you can export still images for use as a screen saver or a wallpaper.
Select images and click [Specify Export Settings]. Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. The window varies depending on the selected export type in step 2. When you have selected [Export Still Images]: You can convert still images to another file type, resize and save them as new files. You can select the file type from BMP, JPEG and TIFF.
When you have selected [Export Shooting Properties]: You can select the information you wish to export and save as a text file. When you have selected [Export as a Screen Saver]: You can export and save the image as a screen saver. Exporting Images...
When you have selected [Export as a Wallpaper]: You can export and save the image as Windows wallpaper. This task cannot be performed if you have selected multiple images. Exporting Images...
Saving on CD-R/RW Discs You can copy and save images to CD-R or CD-RW discs. The shooting information is copied along with the images. This function can only be used on a computer that came with a CD-R/RW drive as standard equipment. Place a CD-R/RW disc in the computer’s CD-R/RW drive.
Click [Backup to CD]. Select the folders or images you wish to save and click [Specify Backup Settings]. Exporting Images...
Set the backup settings and click [Start Backup]. The disc will be ejected from the drive when copying is complete. You can add images to a CD-R/RW disc that already contains images. Exporting Images...
Uploading Still Images to the camcorder You can copy still images saved on the computer to the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 24). The still images will be added to the memory selected for the playback of still images (built-in hard disk/memory or memory card).
Select the image size and click [Add]. When you upload images edited with another application, image properties may be lost. Exporting Images...
Using Various Functions Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected still images to an e-mail message. If necessary, you can make the image file size smaller. Click [Print & Email] in the Main Window. Click [Email Images]. Select the still images you wish to send and click [Change Image Size].
Select image size and quality, and click [Finish]. • If you selected [Using the recommended settings.], your e-mail software starts and the selected still images appear as an attachment in the message window. Input address, subject and your comments and send the message. •...
Running a Slide Show You can view selected still images in a slide show. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window. You can also view a slide show by clicking [Slide Show] on the Application Tool Bar. Skip to step 4. Click [View as a Slide Show].
Select the slide show settings. • [Image Size]: Select the size of the still images. • [Image Information]: Select to show image information such as file name or title. • [Advance to Next Slide]: Select to advance manually or automatically. When you select “Every 3 second(s)”, you can select the interval in the control below (from 1 to 120 seconds).
Adding Sound to a Still Image • You can add a sound to an image. The sound file that can be added to the image must be WAVE type (extension “.wav”). • The sound cannot be played back on the camcorder. In the Main Window, select an image and select [Add/ Remove Sound] from the [Edit] menu.
Reviewing and Changing the Owner Name of the Camcorder You can change and confirm the owner’s name of the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 24). Click the [Set to Camera] tab and click [Confirms/changes camera settings]. Enter the camcorder’s owner’s name and click [OK]. Input the camcorder’s owner’s name here (up to 31 characters).
You must have authorization as a Computer System Administrator to uninstall programs. Uninstalling ZoomBrowser EX Other programs in the [Canon Utilities] folder can also be uninstalled in the same way. Click the Windows [start] menu and select [All Programs] [Canon Utilities] [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX Uninstall].
Troubleshooting Connection Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. Computer does not support the USB interface. Refer to System Requirements ( There is no memory card in the camcorder. Insert a memory card into the camcorder. The camcorder is not set to the correct mode. Set the camcorder to still image playback mode.
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