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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB. DIE-0346-000 HD Camcorder Instruction Manual...

  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Introduction Important Usage Instructions WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

  • Page 3

    For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.canon-europe.com/environment. (EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) Trademark Acknowledgements •...

  • Page 4: Exciting Features And New Functions

    (0 36). “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). Video is recorded at this resolution only when the recording mode is set to MXP or FXP mode.

  • Page 5

    Smart AUTO (0 40) 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. Just point the camcorder and it will automatically select the best settings for your subject Video Snapshot (0 66)

  • Page 6

    Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices AVCHD discs Photo DVDs Connect the camcorder to the optional DW-100 DVD Connect the camcorder Burner (0 131, 136) to an HDTV (0 125) AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and Play video directly digital recorders with an SD from your recorded memory card slot memory card...

  • Page 8: 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 Preparing the Accessories Adjusting the LCD Screen and (b only) Using the Viewfinder Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Touch Screen...

  • Page 9

    Dual Shot Mode Basic Recording Shooting Video and Taking Photos in Dual Shot Mode About the Smart AUTO mode Zooming Quick Start Function Video Basic Playback Playing Back the Video The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back 3D Flip View Narrowing Down the Scenes Shown in the Index Screen Deleting Scenes...

  • Page 10

    Using Headphones Using the Mini Advanced Shoe Using an External Microphone Using the Custom Key and Dial Using a Zoom Remote Controller Selecting the Playback Starting Point Playing Back Scenes Set to Background Music Onscreen Displays and Data Code Playlist and Scene Operations Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting, Moving and Playing Back Capturing Photos and Video Snapshot Scenes from a...

  • Page 11

    External Connections 121 Terminals on the Camcorder Connection Diagrams 125 Playback on a TV Screen 126 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Copying Recordings to a Memory Card Saving Recordings on a Computer Saving Movies onto High-Definition Discs (AVCHD/Blu-ray Discs) Saving Movies onto Standard-Definition Discs (DVD) Saving Photos on Photo DVDs Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites...

  • Page 12: About This Manual

    About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF S21 / LEGRIA HF S20 / LEGRIA HF S200. 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 (0 171).

  • Page 13

    indicates that a function is available in the Brackets [ ] are used to refer to control operating mode indicated and indicates buttons and menu options you will that the function is not available. For a detailed touch on the screen and to other explanation refer to Operating Modes (0 27).

  • Page 14: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: CA-570 Compact Power Adapter (incl. power cord) BP-808 Battery Pack WL-D89 Wireless Controller (incl. CR2025 lithium button battery) STV-250N Stereo Video Cable Yellow • Red • White plugs CTC-100/S Component Cable Red •...

  • Page 15

    The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder: • PIXELA Application - Disc 1 CD-ROM* and ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide - ImageMixer 3 SE Transfer Utilities – Software for saving and transferring movies and music files you can use as background music. •...

  • Page 16: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Left side view 1 Stereo microphone (L) (0 79) 2 Speaker (0 48) 3 2 (camera/play) button (0 28) 4 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button (0 66) 5 DISP. (onscreen display) button (0 93)/ BATT. INFO button (0 170) 6 Double memory card slot cover 7 CUSTOM dial (0 85) 8 Terminal cover...

  • Page 17

    Top view S g Mini advanced shoe (0 82) S h Zoom lever (0 43) S j PHOTO button (0 39, 104) S k ACCESS indicator (0 39, 56, 104) S l Pop-up flash (0 107) and mini video light (0 78) D q POWER button D a ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator: Green –...

  • Page 18

    Bottom view F q Tripod socket (0 190) F a BATTERY RELEASE switch (0 20) F s Dioptric adjustment lever* (0 25) * b only. Wireless Controller WL-D89 1 START/STOP button (0 39, 56) 2 b (index selection) button (0 50) Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode.

  • Page 19: 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 20

    5 Charging will start when the ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator 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 start flashing in red (battery pack charging).

  • Page 21: Preparing The Accessories

    • 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 • The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off. •...

  • Page 22

    To use the wireless controller Point the wireless controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor when you press the buttons. You can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to use the wireless controller from the front of the camcorder. NOTES • The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight.

  • Page 23: Adjusting The Lcd Screen And (b Only) Using The Viewfinder

    To attach an optional shoulder strap Pass the ends of the shoulder strap through the strap mount on the grip belt and adjust the length of the strap. Adjusting the LCD Screen and (b only) Using the Viewfinder Rotating the LCD Panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.

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    NOTES • About the LCD and viewfinder* screens: The screens are produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots.

  • Page 25: Using The Viewfinder

    b Using the Viewfinder If it is difficult to use the LCD screen even after turning on the LCD backlight, you can use the viewfinder. You can also use the viewfinder when you rotate the LCD panel 180 ° to let the subject watch the recording.

  • 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: Operating Modes

    • For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling Precautions (0 189), Cleaning (0 194). Operating Modes Recording When recording video or photos, the camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the position of the mode switch and the onscreen con- trol buttons.

  • Page 28

    Playback Press the camera/play button S to switch the cam- corder between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. The playback mode you switch into depends on the initial recording mode. You can press S when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback mode.

  • Page 29: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC. panel and the setup menus. In mode, however, menus cannot be accessed and, except in a few cases, most menu settings will return to their default values. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (0 148).

  • Page 30

    The Setup Menus mode only: Touch [FUNC.] 2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup menus. You can also press u on the wireless controller to open the setup menus. 3 Touch the tab of the desired menu. 4 Drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar to bring the setting you want to change into the orange selection bar.

  • Page 31: 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 32: Changing The Language

    Changing the Language The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one of 26 other languages. Operating modes: [Language a] [FUNC.]* [MENU] Desired language [OK] * Only when performing the procedure in a recording mode. NOTES •...

  • Page 33: Using A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder You can use commercially available SDHC (SD high capacity) memory cards and SD memory cards with this camcorder. How- ever, depending on the memory card, you may not be able to record movies.

  • Page 34: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Make sure to initialize (0 37) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder. 1 Turn off the camcorder. Make sure the indicator ON/OFF (CHG) is off. 2 Open the double memory card slot cover.

  • Page 35: Selecting The Memory For The Recordings

    Selecting the Memory for the Recordings You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in mem- ory or on a memory card. The default memory for recording both is the built-in memory (c) or memory card X (d). Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK •...

  • Page 36: Relay Recording Of Movies

    Relay Recording of Movies You can activate the relay recording so if the memory you are using becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue unin- terrupted on a memory card. When recording on memory card X, you can use memory card Y for relay recording (57).

  • Page 37: Initializing The Built-in Memory (c Only) Or Memory Card

    Initializing the Built-in Memory (c only) or Memory Card 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 (c only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains. c At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre-ini- tialized and contains music files for use as background music during playback.

  • Page 38

    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 (0 126). • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you may have transferred to the card.

  • Page 39: Dual Shot Mode

    Dual Shot Mode This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in the all-automatic Dual Shot mode, and how to use basic shoot- ing functions like zoom and Quick Start. To enjoy full access to menus and more advanced functions, refer to the relevant chapters for video (0 56) and photos (0 104).

  • Page 40: About The Smart Auto Mode

    When you have finished recording 1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off. 2 Turn off the camcorder. 3 Close the LCD panel. About Dual Shot • Only the following functions are available in mode. - Zoom (0 43). - Quick Start (0 44).

  • Page 41

    Smart AUTO icons Background → Bright Blue skies Vivid colors Sunsets (color of the icon) (grey) (light blue) (green/red) (orange) Subject ↓ People (stationary) — People (moving) — Subjects other than people, such as landscapes Close objects — The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions. Background →...

  • Page 42

    • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 126), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, pho- tos will be uploaded automatically if you are within the range of a config- ured network.

  • Page 43: Zooming

    Zooming Operating modes: There are three ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on the camcorder, using the zoom buttons on the wireless controller or using the zoom controls on the touch screen. In addition to the 10x optical zoom, in mode, you can turn on the 200x digital zoom with the 7 [Digital Zoom] setting.

  • Page 44: Quick Start Function

    2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom. Touch anywhere within the Q area to zoom out or anywhere within the P area to zoom in. Touch closer to the center for a slow zoom; touch closer to the e/d icons for faster zooms.

  • Page 45

    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. • b You can also pull out the viewfinder to start recording with the LCD panel closed.

  • Page 46: Video

    Video This chapter covers functions related to movies, including play- back, advanced shooting, advanced functions and playlist and scene operations. For details about basic video shooting, refer to Dual Shot Mode (0 39). Basic Playback Playing Back the Video Operating modes: 1 Press S.

  • Page 47

    3 Look for the scene you want to play back. Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 scenes per page; move it toward P to show 6 scenes per page. A Memory being read. B Index screen currently displayed. C Drag your finger left for the next index page*.

  • Page 48

    4 Touch the desired scene to play it back. • Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene in the index screen. • Touch the screen during playback to display the playback controls. A Stop the playback.

  • Page 49

    During playback pause: A Resume playback. B Slow playback backward*. C Slow playback forward*. * Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed. During slow playback, touch anywhere on the screen to return to playback pause. IMPORTANT •...

  • Page 50: The Index Selection Screen: Selecting The Content To Play Back

    The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back From the index selection screen you can select the content you want to play back (original scenes, playlist, or photos, for example). You can also select the memory from which you want to play back your record- ings.

  • Page 51

    Options [Original] Original movies as you recorded them. [Playlist] Scenes that were added to the playlist (0 94) and may have been rearranged to your liking. [3D Flip View] See the following section (0 52). [Photos] Display the photo index screen. [SD Scenes] (c Only when a memory card is selected) Scenes that were converted to standard definition to upload...

  • Page 52: Flip View

    3D Flip View 3D Flip View is a fun way to display your video recordings (original scenes) in a 3D layout, organized by recording date. In any index screen, touch [b] [3D Flip View]. During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls then touch [Q] to open the [Photos] index screen.

  • Page 53: Narrowing Down The Scenes Shown In The Index Screen

    Narrowing Down the Scenes Shown in the Index Screen From the [Original] index screen, you can narrow down the scenes shown, leaving only scenes that were recorded on a specific date or only those scenes in which people's faces were detected. Operating modes: Showing Only Scenes that Contain People’s Faces This will narrow down the scenes shown in the [Original] index screen,...

  • Page 54: Deleting Scenes

    2 Open the calendar screen. [y All Scenes] [Scenes by Date] • Dates that contain scenes (that is, movies were recorded on that date) appear in black against a silver background. Dates without recordings appear grayed out. • Touch [y] or [A] to jump to the previous/next calendar month that contains recordings.

  • Page 55

    3 Touch on the individual scenes you want to delete. • A checkmark O will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected scene again to remove the checkmark. • To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching individual scenes.

  • Page 56: Advanced Functions

    - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 126), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. Video...

  • Page 57: Selecting The Video Quality (recording Mode)

    NOTES • The zoom, Quick Start function, power saving modes, etc. operate the same way in mode as in mode. For details, refer to Dual Shot Mode (0 39). Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. Changing the recording mode will change the recording time available on the memory.

  • Page 58: Special Scene Recording Programs

    Approximate recording times Default value Recording mode → Memory ↓ 4 GB 20 min. 30 min. 40 min. 1 hr. 1 hr. 10 min. 30 min. Memory card 8 GB 40 min. 1 hr. 1 hr. 2 hr. 3 hr. 25 min.

  • Page 59

    Options ( Default value) Portrait] The camcorder uses a large aper- ture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject while blurring the background. Sports] To record sports scenes such as tennis or golf. Night Scene] To record nightscapes with lower noise.

  • Page 60: Cinema Mode: Giving A Cinematic Look To Your Recordings

    Fireworks] To record fireworks. NOTES • [F Portrait]/[G Sports]/[I Snow]/[J Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback. • [F Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (P). • [I Snow]/[J Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places.

  • Page 61: Advanced Image Stabilization

    To set the [D Cine Mode] recording program [FUNC.] [Rec. Programs] [D Cine Mode] Operating modes: To change the frame rate [FUNC.] [MENU] [Frame Rate] [D PF25] Advanced Image Stabilization The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the cam- corder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots.

  • Page 62

    Options ( Default value in mode) Dynamic] mode only) Compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while walk- ing, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle. Standard], [ Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining sta- tionary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.

  • Page 63: Pre-recording

    Pre-Recording The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press g, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportuni- ties. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording. Operating modes: 1 Activate the pre-recording function. [FUNC.] [d Pre REC] [A On]...

  • Page 64: Face Detection

    Face Detection The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and pho- tos. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than [q Night Scene], [p Low Light] or [M Fireworks].

  • Page 65: Touch & Track

    • Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower than 1/25 or when the digital zoom is activated at more than 40x zoom (dark blue area on the zoom bar). • When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the camcorder is 1/25.

  • Page 66: Video Snapshot

    Video Snapshot Record a series of short scenes or capture short scenes from a movie you have previously recorded. Play your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite music (0 89) 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.

  • Page 67: Digital Effects

    Digital Effects Operating modes: [FUNC.] [O Digital Effects] Desired fader/effect* * You can preview the digital effect on the screen. • The icon of the selected digital effect appears in green. Effects are applied immediately. To fade in/out Press g in record pause mode (M) to start recording with a fade in.

  • Page 68: Manually Setting The Shutter Speed Or Aperture

    Manually Setting the Shutter Speed or Aperture [A Programmed AE] is the default automatic exposure (AE) recording program; using it, you can change functions like the white balance or image effects. Select one of the other AE recording programs to control the shutter speed or aperture.

  • Page 69: Adjusting The Exposure

    • During exposure lock, the aperture value/shutter speed cannot be changed. Set the aperture value or shutter speed before manually adjusting the exposure. • This function can also be assigned to the custom key/dial (0 85). Shutter Speed and Aperture Value Guidelines With slower shutter speed you can add a nice motion blur and sense of movement.

  • Page 70: 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 71

    To adjust the Touch AE function for highlights (Highlight AE) Certain subjects, like clouds or white objects, are easily overexposed and can end up appearing as bright areas where all detail is lost. Using the [Highlights] setting, you can touch the brightest area inside the frame and the camcorder will automatically make corrections so that area is not overexposed.

  • Page 72: Automatic Gain Control (agc) Limit

    NOTES • Using the zebra pattern will not affect your recordings. Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a brighter picture. However, using higher gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can select the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain value to be used.

  • Page 73

    POINTS TO CHECK • Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure. 1 Open the manual focus screen. [FUNC.] [X Focus] 2 Touch a subject that appears inside the X frame. • The Touch AF mark (P) will flash and the focusing distance will be adjusted automatically.

  • Page 74

    Using the Peaking Function Peaking can help you achieve correct focus when focusing manually. While peaking is activated, the outlines of subjects that are properly in focus are emphasized and shown in color. You can use the black and white setting to create an even stronger contrast, making it even easier to verify if the subject is in focus.

  • Page 75: 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 • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording pro- grams.

  • Page 76: Digital Tele-converter

    NOTES • When you select the custom white balance: - Set 7 [Digital Zoom] to [B Off]. - Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or other conditions change. - Depending on the light source, g may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with [Y Automatic].

  • Page 77: Image Effects

    Image Effects You can use the image effects to change the color saturation and con- trast to record movies and photos with special color effects. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording pro- grams.

  • Page 78: Mini Video Light

    Mini Video Light You can turn on the mini video light to shoot video or take photos in dark places. Operating modes: [FUNC.] [Y Video Light] [A On] • The mini video light pops up and lights up and Y appears on the screen.

  • Page 79: Self Timer

    Self Timer Operating modes: [FUNC.] [MENU] [Self Timer] [A On n] • appears. • Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off the self timer. mode: In record pause mode, press g. The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen.

  • Page 80

    Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording Level 1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen. [FUNC.] [c Mic. Level] Manual] • The audio level indicator and current audio recording level will appear on the screen. • Touch [z Automatic] to return the camcorder to automatic audio recording levels.

  • Page 81: Using Headphones

    NOTES • When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may be distorted. • If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, activate the microphone attenuator with the 7 [Microphone Attenuator] set- ting (or [Surround Mic Attenuator] when the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone is attached to the camcorder).

  • Page 82: Using The Mini Advanced Shoe

    To adjust the volume during playback mode, and in mode during slideshow playback, adjust the headphones volume the same way you adjust the speaker’s vol- ume (0 48). IMPORTANT • When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appro- priate level.

  • Page 83: Using An External Microphone

    1 Retract the mini advanced shoe cover in the direction of the arrow. 2 Attach the optional accessory to the mini advanced shoe. When a compatible accessory is attached to the mini advanced shoe, will appear on the screen. Example: Attaching an optional DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone.

  • Page 84

    Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (0 82). appears. For details about using the optional external microphone, refer to the instruction manual of the acces- sory used. Using other microphones You can also use commercially avail- able microphones. Connect the exter- nal microphone to the MIC terminal.

  • Page 85: Using The Custom Key And Dial

    Using the Custom Key and Dial You can assign to the f button and dial one of five frequently used functions. You can then adjust the selected function using the f button and dial, without having to access any menus. To select the function of the custom key using the menu Operating modes: [FUNC.]...

  • Page 86: Using A Zoom Remote Controller

    Options ( Default value) Off] Use this setting if you do not intend to use the custom key and dial. Manual focus (0 72). Press f to turn the Focus] manual focus on/off and turn the dial to adjust the focus. Exposure] Manual exposure adjustment (0 70).

  • Page 87: Selecting The Playback Starting Point

    Connect the optional ZR-2000 or ZR- ZR-2000 1000 Zoom Remote Controller to the REMOTE terminal on the camcorder. For details about using the zoom remote controller, refer to the instruction manual of the ZR-2000 or ZR-1000. Functions Available with the Zoom Remote Controller Using the ZR-2000 or ZR-1000: turning the power on/off, starting/ stopping a recording, zoom, focus adjustment and displaying on- screen displays on an external monitor.

  • Page 88

    2 Open the scene's [Timeline] screen. the desired scene The [Timeline] screen appears. The large thumbnail will show the first frame of the scene. Below it, the timeline ruler shows frames taken from the scene at fixed intervals. 3 Touch the desired frame in the timeline ruler to start playing back the scene from that point.

  • Page 89: Playing Back Scenes Set To Background Music

    To display changes in the scene’s main subject [6 sec] [o Faces] • The timeline ruler will show frames taken from the scene every time the main subject detected by the camcorder changed. NOTES • For a single scene, up to 100 changes in main subject will appear in the [Timeline] screen when [o Faces] is selected.

  • Page 90

    2 Open the music track selection screen. y / z [MENU] [Select Music] [A On] [Z] or [O] to select the desired music track* * Touch [B Off] to play back the scenes with the sound recorded originally or to play back the photo slideshow without any music. A Select the desired music track.

  • Page 91

    Using an External Audio Player for Background Music Use your favorite songs as background music by connecting an exter- nal player. POINTS TO CHECK • You will need a commercially available audio cable with at least one mini-stereo plug (to connect to the MIC terminal on the camcorder); the other end will depend on external player used).

  • Page 92

    Playback with the video not linked to the external audio 5 Back in the index screen, touch a scene to start the video playback. mode, touch a photo to go to single photo view and continue with the slideshow procedure (0 112). 6 Start the music playback on the external player.

  • Page 93: Onscreen Displays And Data Code

    Onscreen Displays and Data Code You can turn most onscreen displays on or off. Operating modes: Repeatedly press h to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the following sequence: mode: • All displays on • Most displays off* mode**: mode**: •...

  • Page 94: Playlist And Scene Operations

    Playlist and Scene Operations Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting, Moving and Playing Back Create a playlist to play back only the scenes you prefer and in the order of your choice. You can play back the scenes in the playlist using your favorite song as background music (0 89).

  • Page 95

    • You can copy scenes from the built-in memory (c only) or from memory card X to memory card Y (0 126) to include in that mem- ory card’s playlist also scenes that were originally recorded in other memories. Deleting Scenes from the Playlist Deleting scenes from the playlist will not affect your original recordings.

  • Page 96: Capturing Photos And Video Snapshot Scenes From A

    A Destination icon. B Move the scene to the position indicated by the destina- tion icon. C Touch an empty box to select it as the destination. D Scene selected to be moved. E Original position of the scene and currently selected des- tination.

  • Page 97

    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 98: Dividing Scenes

    To capture the photos 1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture the photo. 2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture. 3 Press j fully. To capture a photo sequence, hold j pressed down. The scene will be played back by frames and each frame captured as a separate photo.

  • Page 99

    3 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the scene. 4 Open the scene division screen. [Edit] [Divide] 5 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary. • During playback pause: Touch [A] to play back the scene. Touch [F] or [E] to jump a frame backward/forward.

  • Page 100: Viewing Photos

    Photos Refer to this chapter for details on taking photos (advanced shooting functions), viewing photos and printing them. For details about basic photo shooting, refer to Dual Shot Mode (0 39). Basic Playback Viewing Photos Operating modes: 1 Press S. 2 Open the [Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed.

  • Page 101

    3 Look for the photo you want to play back. Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 photos per page; move it toward P to show 6 photos per page. A Memory being read. B Index screen currently displayed. C Drag your finger left for the next index page.

  • Page 102: 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 double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.

  • Page 103

    3 Touch on the individual photos you want to delete. • A checkmark O will appear on photos selected. Touch a selected photo again to remove the checkmark. • To select all the photos at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching individual photos.

  • Page 104: Taking Photos In Y Manual Mode

    Additional Functions Taking Photos in y Manual Mode Operating modes: 1 Set the mode switch to y. 2 Turn on the camcorder. • By default, photos are recorded in the built-in memory (c only) or on memory card X (d). You can select the memory that will be used to record photos (0 35).

  • Page 105: Selecting Photo Size And Quality

    NOTES • If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, h turns yellow. Adjust the focus manually (0 72). • When the subject is too bright, [Overexp.] will flash on the screen. In such case, use the optional 58 mm ND4-L or ND8-L filter. Deleting a Photo Right After Recording It You can delete a photo you have just recorded while reviewing it within the time set for the 8...

  • Page 106

    Options Large capacity memory cards, like those usually used for video record- ing, can contain a very large number of photos. As a reference, the number of photos that can be recorded on a 1 GB memory card is given in the following table. Approximate number of photos available on a 1 GB memory card Default value Memory card...

  • Page 107: Flash

    Flash You can use the flash to take photos in dark places. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than [M Fireworks]. 1 Select the flash mode. [FUNC.] [S Flash] Desired option • The icon of the selected flash mode appears. 2 Press , first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully to record the photo.

  • Page 108: Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting And Exposure

    appears when you turn on the video flash light (n ON). For details about using the video flash light, refer to the instruction manual of the VFL-2. NOTES • The flash will not fire in the following cases: - When the flash mode is set to [U Automatic] or [V Red-Eye Auto] and you manually adjust the exposure.

  • Page 109

    POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than [M Fireworks]. [FUNC.] [Drive Mode] Desired option Options ( Default value) [A Single] Records a single photo. [D AE Bracketing] The camcorder records 3 photos using 3 dif- ferent exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to choose the photo you like the best.

  • Page 110

    Taking Photos while Recording Movies (Simultaneous Recording) You can record photos even while the camcorder is set to mode. Moreover, you can capture the photo at the same time you are record- ing video. Photos recorded with simultaneous recording will have the same aspect ratio of movies (16:9).

  • Page 111: Light Metering Mode

    • Photos cannot be recorded simultaneously while the digital zoom or a digital effect is activated. • Photos cannot be recorded simultaneously at [K 3264x1840] size while the digital tele-converter (0 76) is activated. • If while recording video, photos are recorded simultaneously at [K 3264x1840] size, you may notice a very brief stop during the play- back of the video at the point where j was pressed.

  • Page 112: 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 background music to use when playing back the photo slideshow (0 89). Slideshow set to a music track 3 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [A] to play back the slideshow set to the selected music track.

  • Page 113: Magnifying Photos During Playback

    Magnifying Photos during Playback In single photo view, photos can be magnified up to 5 times. R will appear for photos that cannot be enlarged. Operating modes: 1 Move the zoom lever toward P. • The photo is magnified by 2 times and a frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area.

  • Page 114: Histogram Display

    Histogram Display In single photo view, you can display the histogram and the icons of all the functions used at the time of recording (Exif information panel). The histogram will be displayed also immediately after taking a photo. Use the histogram as a reference to verify the correct exposure of the photo.

  • Page 115

    3 Protect the photo. [Edit] [Protect] • A appears and the photo cannot be deleted. Touch [B] again to remove the protection. 4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to protect or touch [a]. Protecting Photos from the Index Screen 1 Open the [Photos] index screen.

  • Page 116

    r Functions You Can Use when Taking Photos You can also use the following functions... The following functions and features of the camcorder can be used either for shooting video or for taking photos. The way to set and use them was already explained in detail, so we refer you to the relevant page in the “Video”...

  • Page 117: Printing Photos

    You can mark in advance the photos you want to print and set the desired number of copies as a print order (0 119). Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and inkjet printers carry- ing the PictBridge logo.

  • Page 118

    • Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual. • If you have no intention to use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can set 8 [USB Connection Type] to [N Computer/Printer] so the device type selection screen does not appear every time you con- nect the camcorder to a printer.

  • Page 119: Print Orders

    If that option is not available, touch [Stop] and then restart printing from the beginning. • Other printers or if the error still persists with a Canon printer: If printing does not resume automatically, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder.

  • Page 120

    • To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0. 4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to mark with a print order or touch [a]. Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen 1 Open the [Photos] index screen. Check that you have selected the 4 or 7 tab (memory card X or 2 Touch [a] to open the photo selection screen.

  • Page 121: External Connections

    External Connections This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. Terminals on the Camcorder 1USB Terminal Access: Open the side terminal cover. 2HDMI OUT Terminal* Access: Open the side terminal cover. The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines audio and video in a single convenient cable.

  • Page 122: 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 A HDMI Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.

  • Page 123

    Connection B Component Video Type: Analog Quality: High Definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with component video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder: [AV/Headphones] to [H AV] Blue CTC-100/S Component Cable Green (supplied) White STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) Connection C...

  • Page 124

    Connection c Composite Video (SCART) In all respects, exactly the same connection as connection C. Connect to a standard TV or VCR with SCART input terminal. Requires a SCART adapter (commercially available). White Yellow STV-250N Stereo Video Cable SCART adapter (supplied) (commercially available) Connection D...

  • Page 125: 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 one of the high-definition con- nections will ensure the best playback quality. Operating modes: 1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV. 2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.

  • Page 126: Saving And Sharing Your Recordings

    Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Copying Recordings to a Memory Card You can copy your recordings only one-way: from the built-in memory or from memory card X to memory card Y. Scenes and photos will be copied from the index screen you selected to the corresponding index screen on the memory card.

  • Page 127

    4 Copy the scenes. [Edit] [Copy (f97)] (c only) or [Copy (497)] [Yes]* [OK] * Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Copying a Single Photo Operating modes: 1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy. Check that you are viewing photos recorded in the built-in memory (c only) or on memory card X.

  • Page 128

    3 Touch on the individual photos you want to copy. • A checkmark O will appear on photos selected. Touch a selected photo again to remove the checkmark. • To select all the photos at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching individual photos.

  • Page 129: Saving Recordings On A Computer

    Saving Recordings on a Computer Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory (c only) or on the memory cards. Because space is limited, make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis. Saving Movies With the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE you can save scenes to your computer.

  • Page 130

    First-time connection to a computer running Windows Windows users only: The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you also need to select the CameraWindow auto-launch setting. r Refer to Starting CameraWindow. Using the software 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Set the camcorder to mode, in single photo view.

  • Page 131: Saving Movies Onto High-definition Discs (avchd/blu-ray Discs)

    • When restoring to the camcorder video files that were previously saved to the computer, do not disconnect the USB cable or turn off the cam- corder or computer. Doing so may result in scenes that cannot be played back on the camcorder. NOTES •...

  • Page 132

    Operating modes: Preparations on the Camcorder 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Open the [Original], [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/ [Playlist] index screen. AVCHD discs created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner cannot contain scenes recorded in MXP mode. If you have recorded scenes in MXP mode, add to the playlist in advance only those scenes recorded in other recording modes and create the disc from the [Playlist] index screen.

  • Page 133

    3 Insert a brand new disc into the DVD Burner. • Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the DVD Burner to open and close the disc tray. • After the disc is recognized, an information screen will display the type of DVD you are creating and the estimated time and number of discs it will require (based on the disc you inserted).

  • Page 134

    • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator on the camcorder is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the USB cable. - Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the camcorder or the DVD Burner.

  • Page 135

    1 Connect the camcorder to the TV. 0 122 ). Select connection A or B to Refer to Connection Diagrams ( enjoy high-definition playback. 2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to mode. 3 Turn on the DVD Burner and set it to Disc Playback mode. Refer to Playing DVDs.

  • Page 136: Saving Movies Onto Standard-definition Discs (dvd)

    Saving Movies onto Standard-Definition Discs (DVD) You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard definition and save them onto standard DVDs. These are ideal for shar- ing your videos with family and friends since, unlike AVCHD or Blu-ray discs, standard DVDs can be played back on most DVD players and computers’...

  • Page 137

    4 Touch [a] to open the scene selection screen. When you convert scenes from the [Playlist] index screen (including the playlist of video snapshot scenes), you cannot select individual scenes; instead, the entire playlist will be converted. Skip directly to step 6. 5 Touch on the individual scenes you want to convert.

  • Page 138

    • When converting scenes in the [Playlist] index screen: - All the scenes are merged into one converted scene. - If the converted scene is too large, it will be split into 2 GB-sized scenes. - The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Page 139

    • 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 double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the USB cable. - Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the camcorder or the computer.

  • Page 140: Saving Photos On Photo Dvds

    • Standard-definition DVDs cannot be played back using the DW-100 DVD Burner. Saving Photos on Photo DVDs Using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner you can save your photos on a Photo DVD. The Photo DVD will contain all your photos as JPG files as well as a slideshow of all the photos, each displayed for about 3 sec- onds, with the selected background music (0 89).

  • Page 141: Copying Recordings To An External Video Recorder

    Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder In High Definition Connect the camcorder to AVCHD-compatible digital video recorders to make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot, you can use the memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder.

  • Page 142: Uploading Movies To Video Sharing Web Sites

    NOTES • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard definition in order to upload them to your favorite video sharing Web site.

  • Page 143

    • [Original] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original] index screen: To convert all the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes shown to scenes recorded on that date (0 53). 4 Touch [a] to open the scene selection screen. When you convert scenes from the [Playlist] index screen (including the playlist of video snapshot scenes), you cannot select individual scenes;...

  • Page 144

    To select the bit rate Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the con- verted scenes, while a lower bit rate will result in smaller file sizes and faster uploads. [Bit Rate (Quality)] Desired option To convert only part of a scene Instead of steps 4 and 5 above, touch on the scene you want to con- vert to start playing it back.

  • Page 145

    2 Open the [For Web Upload] index screen on memory card Y. [SD Scenes] [For Web (MPEG-2)] 3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable. • Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams ( 124). • If the device type selection screen appears, touch [Computer/ Printer].

  • Page 146

    2 Convert the desired movies (0 142). • When the conversion is completed, touch [End Without Connecting]. • If you are within the range of a configured network, Web upload will start automatically. • The status of the wireless communication is shown by the Eye-Fi icon as follows: - g (grayed out) Communication not established - g (white, flashing) Connecting;...

  • Page 147

    • While recording audio with an external microphone, the interference caused by wireless communications may result in noise being picked up and recorded with the sound. We recommend turning off the wire- less communication while recording. [MENU] [Eye-Fi Communication] [B Off] •...

  • Page 148: 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 (0 29). For details about each function, see the reference page.

  • Page 149

    4 3 0 Control Button Setting options/Function [X Focus] [2] (manual focus): Toggle on (x) or off (w), Touch AF frame, [d] (peaking): Toggle on (x) or off (w), [5] (peaking settings): [Peaking and B&W]: [Off], [On] [Peaking Color]: [Red], [Blue], [Yellow] [e Exposure] [y] (manual exposure): Toggle on (x) or off (w), Touch AE frame,...

  • Page 150

    Setup Menus [Edit] Panel - Mode 1: Original scenes s: Playlist scenes (including the playlist only of video snapshot scenes) Z: Original video snapshot scenes u: SD scenes on memory card Y 1 s Z u 0 Control Button Target Scenes/Function [Copy [Selected Scenes] –...

  • Page 151

    [Edit] Panel - Mode Single Photo View Control Button Index Screen [Copy (497)] [Selected Photos], [All Photos] [Copy (f97)] [Delete] [Protect] [Print Orders] [Rotate] – Additional Information...

  • Page 152: Setup Menus

    Setup Menus 7 / 8 Camera Setup 4 3 0 Menu item Setting options [Digital Zoom] [B Off], [G 40x], [H 200x] – – [Zoom Speed] [I Variable], [J Speed 3], [K Speed 2], [L Speed 1] [AF Mode] [R Instant AF], [S Normal AF] –...

  • Page 153

    4 3 0 Menu item Setting options [Custom Key/Dial] [B Off], [X Focus], [e Exposure], – [o Tv / Av], [c Mic. Level], [P AGC Limit] [B Off], [X Focus], [e Exposure], – [o Tv / Av] [POWERED IS Button] [x Press and Hold], [y Toggle On/Off] –...

  • Page 154

    [B Off]: No AF frame will appear and the photo will be recorded imme- diately after you press j. • When the recording program is set to [M Fireworks], focus priority is automatically set to [B Off]. • When focus priority is activated, if face detection (0 64) is also acti- vated, the camcorder will focus on the face of the main subject (white face-detection frame) when one is detected.

  • Page 155

    [Surround Mic Directionality]: Sets the directionality mode of the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone. [z Surround]: Records 5.1ch surround sound. [w Zoom]: Records 5.1 audio channels. Additionally, the audio is linked to the zoom position. The larger the subject appears on the screen, the louder the sound will be as well.

  • Page 156

    8 Recording & Connections Setup Menu item Setting options [A On n], [B Off] [Self Timer] – – [Video Snapshot [i 2 sec], [j 4 sec], – – Length] [l 8 sec] [Rec Media for [P]* (built-in memory), – – –...

  • Page 157

    Menu item Setting options [Photo Quality/Size] [K 3264x1840], – – – [L 3264x2456], [M 1920x1440], [N 640x480] [E Super Fine], [F Fine], [G Normal] [Photo Capture from [A Single Photo], – – – Video] [B Photo Sequence] [Photo Capture [P Super Fine / 1920x1080], –...

  • Page 158

    [Frame Rate]: Selects the frame rate to be used when recording. [D PF25]: 25 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame rate will give your recordings a cinematic look. When combined with the [D Cine Mode] recording program (0 60), the cinematic look will be enhanced. [Memory Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the built-in memory (...

  • Page 159

    [Photo Numbering]: Select the photo numbering method to be used on a new memory card. Photos are automatically assigned consecutive num- bers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up to 100 pho- tos. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998. [a Reset]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new memory card.

  • Page 160

    y / z Playback Setup Menu item Setting options [Select Music] [B Off], [A On] When [A On] - list of music tracks [External Audio Input] [B Off], [A On When [A On] - [External Player Link]: Toggle on (x) or off (w) [Data Code] [I Date], [J Time], [K Date and Time], –...

  • Page 161: System Setup

    6 System Setup Menu item Setting options [Font Size] [A Large], [B Small] – [Output Onscreen [A On], [B Off] – Displays] [Language a] ], [Dansk], [Deutsch], ], [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [ [Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], ], [ ], [ ], [...

  • Page 162

    Menu item Setting options [P Built-in Mem.], [Initialize f/g] [4 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B] [Complete Initialization]: Toggle on (x) or off (w) [4 Mem. Card A], [Initialize g] [7 Mem. Card B] [Complete Initialization]: Toggle on (x) or off (w) [Time Zone/DST] [S] (home time zone) or [V] (travel time zone): [Paris], list of...

  • Page 163

    [Font Size]: Changes the size of the font for the menu and other screens. • When the font size is set to [ Large], some information may be dis- played in shortened form (icons only, etc.). Some screens will be dis- played using the small font size regardless of the setting.

  • Page 164

    • You can set Quick Start to [B Off], for example, if the camcorder is set on a fixed position and you want to keep recording video with the LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery's power. [Calendar Start Day]: Select the day on which the week in the calendar screen (0 53).

  • Page 165

    [Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder's main features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a memory card for more than 5 minutes. • To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn off the camcorder.

  • Page 166: Appendix: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies (in Dual Shot mode) 7 Zoom (0 43) 1 Smart AUTO mode (0 40) 8 Recording mode (0 57) 2 Onscreen zoom controls (0 43) 9 Control button: Start/Stop video 3 Operating mode (0 27) recording 4 In record pause mode: A q Face detection frame (0 64)

  • Page 167

    Recording Movies (in y Manual mode) S k x.v.Colour (0 158) A s Control button: Open the FUNC. S l Face detection (0 64) panel (0 29) D q Photo quality/size A d Recording program (0 58, 60, 68) (simultaneous recording) (0 110) A f R Instant AF (0 153), D a Wind screen off (0 154) MF Manual focus (0 72)

  • Page 168

    Recording Photos (in y Manual mode) F l Photo quality/size (0 105) F s Drive mode (0 108) G q Control button: Switch to movie F d Light metering mode (0 111) recording (0 56) F f Control button: Last function used G a AF frame (0 153) ([MENU] in this case) G s Focus and exposure lock...

  • Page 169

    Viewing Photos Exif information panel H h Control button: Slideshow (0 112) G l Control button: Open the setup H j Control button: Open the Edit panel menus (0 152) (0 151) H q Protected photo mark (0 114) H k Control button: Switch to [Photos] H a Current photo / Total number of index screen (0 100) photos...

  • Page 170: Memory Operation

    5 Memory operation N Record, M Record pause, A Playback, C Playback pause, I Fast playback, J Fast reverse playback, G Slow playback, H Slow reverse playback, E Frame advance, F Frame reverse. 6 Remaining battery time • The icon shows a rough estimate of 100% the remaining charge as a percentage of the full charge of the...

  • Page 171: 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 172

    A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter. - A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet. This is not a malfunction. The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures. - The battery may have reached the end of its battery life.

  • Page 173

    - 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 174

    - The camcorder has malfunctioned. Consult a Canon Service Center. Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator does not go off. - The scene is being recorded in the memory. This is not a malfunction.

  • Page 175

    The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes very slowly ( one flash at 2- second intervals). - The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range. If the battery pack’s tem- perature is below 0 °C, warm it before charging it; if it is above 40 °C, let the battery pack cool down before charging it.

  • Page 176

    Noise can be heard along with the recorded sound - When recording sound with an external microphone, the interference caused by wireless communications may be picked up and recorded as noise. We recommend turning off the wireless communication while recording (0 147). Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.

  • Page 177

    Cannot upload files wirelessly using an Eye-Fi card. - You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot X. Insert it into memory card slot Y. [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [Off] (i appears onscreen). Set it to [Auto- matic].

  • Page 178

    The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly. [USB Connection Type] is set to [DVD Burner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer] or to [Connect and Set]. - Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the connection.

  • Page 179: List Of Messages

    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 180

    Cannot play back - There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. c Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 129) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 37).

  • Page 181

    - There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. c Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 129) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 37).

  • Page 182

    Check the memory card - Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted cor- rectly. - A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try remov- ing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card. - You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder.

  • Page 183

    Error writing on the memory card. Data may be recovered if the memory card has not been removed. Attempt recovering 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 on the memory card.

  • Page 184

    No faces were detected in this scene - The camcorder did not detect any faces in the scene displayed. Be sure to turn on face detec- tion (0 64) when shooting movies. No memory card - Insert a compatible memory card into the camcorder (0 34). No photos - There are no photos to play back.

  • Page 185

    Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied. - Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to memory card Y. Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source. - The camcorder is updating the memory. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect the compact power adapter or remove the battery pack.

  • Page 186

    Total play time is too long - The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 min- utes. Reduce the number of scenes in the playlist. Unable to recognize the data - You transferred data to the camcorder recorded in a different television system (NTSC). Play back the recordings with the device originally used to record them.

  • Page 187: Direct Print Related Messages

    - Check the printer status. - Ink tank errors have occurred. Replace the ink tank. Ink absorber full - Touch [Continue] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the printer) to replace the ink absorber. Ink error - The ink level cannot be detected correctly or the ink cartridge is out of ink.

  • Page 188

    - Close the printer cover securely. Printer error - A malfunction has occurred that may require repairs. (Canon inkjet printers: the printer's green power lamp and orange error lamp flash alternately.) - Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. Unplug the printer's power cord from the power outlet and contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.

  • Page 189: Handling Precautions

    (0 126) 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 or the viewfinder (b only).

  • Page 190

    • When mounting the camcorder on a 5.5 mm tripod, make sure that the tripod's fas- tening screw is shorter than 5.5 mm. Using other tripods may damage the camcorder. • When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable picture. Excessive cam- corder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and panning can result in jittery scenes.

  • Page 191

    Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs • For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs will not be charged even if you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800E Battery Charger.

  • Page 192

    • Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have a physical switch to prevent writ- ing on the card so as to avoid the accidental erasure of the card's con- tent. To write-protect the memory card set the switch to the LOCK position. LOCK switch Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the...

  • Page 193

    Disposal When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation table is altered and stored data is not physically erased. Take the nec- essary precautions when you dispose of the camcorder or memory card, for example by physically damaging it to prevent the leakage of private data.

  • Page 194: 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, Viewfinder (b only) and Instant AF Sensor • If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.

  • Page 195: 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 196: General Information

    General Information Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) AVCHD discs/ Photo DVDs D PictBridge- compatible printers Card reader/writer Computer TV/HDTV VCR/DVD recorder SCART Adapter Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in the following pages. SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap DTC-100 D Terminal Cable WS-20 Wrist Strap CTC-100 Component Cable...

  • Page 197: 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 198

    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→ BP-808 BP-819 BP-827 BP-809 Charging conditions↓ Using the camcorder 150 min. 260 min.

  • Page 199

    c Using the built-in memory Recording (maximum) Recording (typical)* Playback Battery Recording pack mode Viewfinder** Viewfinder** 85 min. 100 min. 55 min. 60 min. 130 min. 85 min. 100 min. 55 min. 60 min. 130 min. BP-808 85 min. 100 min. 55 min.

  • Page 200

    Using a memory card Recording (maximum) Recording (typical)* Playback Battery Recording pack mode Viewfinder** Viewfinder** 85 min. 100 min. 55 min. 65 min. 135 min. 90 min. 100 min. 55 min. 65 min. 135 min. BP-808 90 min. 100 min. 55 min.

  • Page 201

    9 WD-H58 Wide-converter This Wide-converter lens decreases focal length by a factor of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic views. • When the Wide-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you use the flash. A q Protect Filter 58 mm, ND4-L Filter 58 mm, ND8-L Filter 58 mm Neutral density and MC protector filters...

  • Page 202

    This cable sends both video and audio signals. 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 203: Specifications

    Specifications LEGRIA HF S21 / LEGRIA HF S20 / LEGRIA HF S200 — Values given are approximate figures. System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch; Dolby Digital 5.1ch* * Only when using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone. Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver.

  • Page 204

    • LCD Touch Screen: 8.8 cm (3.5 in.), wide, TFT color, 922,000 dots , touch operation • b Viewfinder: 0.69 cm (0.27 in.), wide, TFT color, 123,000 dots • Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone • Lens f=6.4-64 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x optical zoom, iris aperture 35 mm equivalent : Movies: 43.5 –...

  • Page 205

    • MIC Terminal ∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack –57 dBV (with 600 Ω microphone) / 5 kΩ or more • REMOTE Terminal ∅ 2.5 mm stereo minijack Power/Others • Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter) •...

  • Page 206

    Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels Minimum length: 1 second File extension: WAV The music data is saved in the memory under the following folder structure. c 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...

  • Page 207: Index

    Index ....194 ... . . 60 Condensation 25p Cinema Mode Connections to external ....52 3D Flip View .

  • Page 208

    ....164 HDMI-CEC ....81 Headphones ..68 P (recording program) .

  • Page 209

    ... . 126 Saving recordings Uploading movies to video sharing ..131, 136 ....142 Creating discs Web sites .

  • Page 210

    Canon UK Ltd CCI Service Centre, Unit 130 Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, United Kingdom Telephone 0870-241-2161 Canon Australia Pty Ltd Tel: 13-13-83 (within Australia only) (61) 02-9805-2555 www.canon.com.au Canon New Zealand Ltd Tel: 0800-222-666 (within New Zealand only) (64) 09-489-0300 www.canon.co.nz...

This manual also for:

Legria hf s20, Legria hf s21, Legria hf s200

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