Canon 7920A001 - GL 2 Camcorder Instruction Manual

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DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK
Version 3
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Software Instruction Manual
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Manual de Instrucciones del software

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    PUB. DIM-466 DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Version 3 Software Instruction Manual Mode d’emploi du logiciel Manual de Instrucciones del software...

  • Page 2: Read Carefully Before Using, Canon Software License Agreement

    CONDITION OF ANY KIND. The CD-ROM storing the SOFTWARE is warranted only against defective material under normal use for a period of ninety (90) days after purchase from an authorized Canon dealer as evidenced by your sales receipt. Your sole remedy for a defective CD-ROM shall be replacement of the same without charge when returned by you at your expense to your point of purchase and proven to be defective upon inspection.

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    10.OWNERSHIP: All rights, including but not limited to copyrights and trade secret rights, to the SOFTWARE belong to Canon, its affiliated corporations and third party licensors. Your use of the SOFTWARE is subject to the laws of the United States, and Canada, and other applicable copyright and trademark laws, and nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver of the rights of Canon, its affiliated corporations and third party licensors under such laws.

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    DRIVE YOU, THE END USER (“LICENSEE”) INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THIS SHRINK WRAP LICENSE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) BETWEEN YOU AND CANON INC. (“COMPANY”). COMPANY WILL ONLY GRANT YOU A LICENSE TO THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Windows System Requirements ..................... 8 What Can Be Accomplished with the Software ............ 9 Installing from the Canon DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK ....... 10 Installing the DVC Storage Driver/Disconnecting the Camcorder from the Computer Windows 98 ........ 12 Windows Me ......17 Windows 2000 ......

  • Page 6: 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 7: Checking Supplied Accessories, Windows

    Use the following accessories to download recorded images from a memory card to your computer. • IFC-300PCU USB Cable • Canon DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK - Windows users: Move on to p. 8. - Macintosh users: Move on to p. 53.

  • Page 8: System Requirements

    Interface: USB: only preinstalled Windows 98/Windows Me/ Windows 2000/Windows XP systems with built-in USB ports Free Hard Disk Space: • Canon Utilities - ZoomBrowser EX: 120 MB or more (Including the PhotoRecord printing program) - PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more 800 ×...

  • Page 9: What Can Be Accomplished With The Software

    [English] folders on the CD-ROM and double-click the [ZOOMBROWSER EX GUIDE.PDF] file. How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader 1. Place the Canon Digital Video Solution Disk in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. 2. Open the [Readme], [Acrobat-English] folders. 3. Double-click the [ar405eng.exe] file to start the installer.

  • Page 10: Installing From The Canon Digital Video Solution Disk

    Close any programs that are running. • Users of Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional must first log in as an Administrator to install programs. Set the Canon DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. • The installer panel opens automatically.

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    Confirm the program selection and click the [Next] button. • The installation starts. • Follow the onscreen messages to proceed with the installation. After the installation is complete and the installer panel displays again, click the [Exit] button. • The installer panel disappears. •...

  • Page 12: Installing The Dvc Storage Driver

    Installing the DVC Storage Driver The procedure for installation of the DVC Storage Driver differs depending on the computer you are using. Confirm the OS of your computer and go to the appropriate page as stated below. Windows 98 ( 12), Windows Me ( 17), Windows 2000 ( 21),...

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    Select [Specify a location:] and then click [Browse...]. • If a check mark ( ) is displayed beside [CD-ROM drive], click it to remove it. Be sure to select this. On the [Browse for Folder] window, select [Win98] in the folder named [STORAGE DRIVER] on the CD-ROM, and then click [OK].

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    Installing the DVC Storage Driver Click [Next]. • Driver installation starts. Click [Finish]. • Installation ends and the driver is registered by Explorer as [Removable Disk]. Check if the DVC Storage Driver has been installed correctly. • Check if “Removable Disk” is shown in Explorer. If “Removable Disk” is not shown, restart your computer.

  • Page 15: Disconnecting The Camcorder From The Computer

    2. Click [Remove]. 3. If a confirmation message appears, click [OK] and close [System Properties]. • If there are multiple [Canon DVC] or [USB device] entries under [Other devices], [Imaging Device] or [Universal Serial Bus controllers], delete all of them.

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    • You will now be able to see the folders and files you could not see previously. Delete [Canon Inc. CANDV_98.INF]. • The Inf folder contains numerous files that are critical to the computer’s operation. Be extremely careful not to delete the wrong files.

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    Windows Me Installing the DVC Storage Driver Connect the Power Adapter to the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable ( 32). Slide the POWER switch to PLAY(VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD. • The Add New Hardware Wizard will open. Select [Automatic search for a better driver [Recommended]] and then click [Next].

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    Installing the DVC Storage Driver Click [Finish]. • Installation ends and the driver is registered by Explorer as [Removable Disk]. Check if the DVC Storage Driver has been installed correctly. • Check if “Removable Disk” is shown in Explorer. If “Removable Disk” is not shown, restart your computer.

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    2. Click [Remove]. 3. If a confirmation message appears, click [OK] and close [System Properties]. • If there are multiple [Canon DVC] or [USB device] entries under [Other devices], [Imaging Device] or [Universal Serial Bus controllers], delete all of them.

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    • You will now be able to see the folders and files you could not see previously. Delete [Canon Inc. CANDV_ME.INF]. • The Inf folder contains numerous files that are critical to the computer’s operation. Be extremely careful not to delete the wrong files.

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    Windows 2000 Installing the DVC Storage Driver User of Windows 2000 must first log in as an Administrator to install programs. Connect the Power Adapter to the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable ( 32).

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    Installing the DVC Storage Driver Select [Specify a location] and then click [Next]. • If a check mark ( ) is displayed beside [CD-ROM drive], click it to remove Be sure to select this. Click [Browse...]. For [Look in:], select the CD-ROM, [STORAGE DRIVER], [WIN2000] and [CANDV_2K], and then click [Open].

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    Click [Next]. • Driver installation starts. Click [Finish]. • Installation ends and the driver is registered by Explorer as [Removable Disk]. Check if the DVC Storage Driver has been installed correctly. • Check if “Removable Disk” is shown in Explorer. If “Removable Disk” is not shown, restart your computer.

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    • If the icon is not displayed in the task bar, turn off your computer and then detach the USB cable. Click [Stop Canon DVC - Drive(H:)]. • The message [The 'Canon DVC' device can now be safely removed from the system] will appear on the display. Click [OK].

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    2. If a confirmation message appears, click [OK] and close [Device Manager] and [System Properties]. • If there are multiple [Canon DVC] or [USB device] entries under [Other devices], [Imaging Device] or [Universal Serial Bus controllers], delete all of them.

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    • The [Inf] file may contain multiple [Oem*] file groups. • Double-clicking [Oem*] opens Notepad and displays the file contents. Repeat the above steps until you find the [Oem*] file with [;***Canon Digital Video Camera USB Setup File****] in its first line.

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    Windows XP Installing the DVC Storage Driver User of Windows XP Professional must first log in as an Administrator to install programs. Connect the Power Adapter to the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable ( 32).

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    Installing the DVC Storage Driver For [Browse For Folder], select [WINXP] in the [STORAGE DRIVER] folder on the CD-ROM, and then click [OK]. Be sure to select this. Click [Next]. • Driver installation starts. Click [Finish]. • Installation ends and the driver is registered by Explorer as [Removable Disk].

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    • If the icon is not displayed in the task bar, turn off your computer and then detach the USB cable. Click [Safely remove Canon DVC - Drive (E:)]. • The message [Safe To Remove Hardware] will appear on the display.

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    2. If a confirmation message appears, click [OK] and close [Device Manager] and [System Properties]. • If there are multiple [Canon DVC] or [USB device] entries under [Other devices], [Imaging devices] or [Universal Serial Bus controllers], delete all of them.

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    • The [Inf] file may contain multiple [Oem*] file groups. • Double-clicking [Oem*] opens Notepad and displays the file contents. Repeat the above steps until you find the [Oem*] file with [;***Canon Digital Video Camera USB Setup File****] in its first line.

  • Page 32: Connecting The Camcorder To A Computer

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Connection Precautions • Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the compact power adapter before connecting it to a computer. • Be sure to install the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK before you connect the camcorder to the computer.

  • Page 33: Downloading Images To A Computer (zoombrowser Ex)

    USB cable ( 32). Slide the POWER switch to PLAY(VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD. Double-click the [Canon ZoomBrowser EX] icon on the desktop. • ZoomBrowser EX starts. • If you are using Windows Me or Windows XP, the first time...

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    • Thumbnail versions of the camcorder images are displayed in the Camera Window. • No image will be imported if you click [From Canon Camera]. Make sure you select [From CANON_DV H:\Dcim]. • The drive letter (e.g. “H:”) varies depending on the computer you are using.

  • Page 35: The Zoombrowser Ex Camera Window

    The ZoomBrowser EX Camera Window The Camera Window opens when a connection to a camcorder is initiated. Still images/movies will be displayed as thumbnail (small) images. Buttons are activated when a still image is selected. Thumbnail The image is displayed reduced in size.

  • Page 36: The Browser Window

    Downloading Images to a Computer (ZoomBrowser EX) The Browser Window This section describes the various parts of the Browser Window and explains how to change the way the control panel is displayed. Image Folder The title bar displays the path (folder hierarchy) to the selected An image folder image folder or folder.

  • Page 37: Downloading And Saving Images From The Camcorder

    Downloading and Saving Images from the Camcorder Create a new folder for saving images from the memory card in the camcorder. • In the Tree View area, right-click the [Image Library One] folder, select [New Folder] from the pop-up menu and input a folder name. In this example, we will input “Travel.”...

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    Notes: • The folder you created above normally appears within the [C:\Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Image Library One] folder. The downloaded image files are saved to the folder you created. • You can also download images by dragging them from the Camera Window and dropping them on the Browser Display Area or Tree View area.

  • Page 39: Zoombrowser Ex Features

    ZoomBrowser EX Features This topic introduces additional, convenient ZoomBrowser EX features (Zoom Mode/Scroll Mode/Registering a Folder as an Image Folder/Refreshing a Folder). Using the ZoomBrowser EX Buttons The bottom of the ZoomBrowser EX window contains the buttons that control various functions. This topic describes four of those buttons that are particularly convenient.

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    Downloading Images to a Computer (ZoomBrowser EX) ■ Registering a Folder as a Image Folder Folders shown in the Tree View area with a symbol are called Image Folder. ZoomBrowser EX only manages the images contained in these folders and the subfolders nestled within them.

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    ■ Refreshing a Folder Only image files that are added, copied or edited using ZoomBrowser EX will display correctly in a folder that is part of a ZoomBrowser EX image folder. If you move or copy image folders with the Windows Explorer program or edit images with another application, the information contained in ZoomBrowser EX will not be up-to-date.

  • Page 42: Printing Images (photorecord)

    Printing Images (PhotoRecord) Select the image(s) you wish to print in the Browser Display Area. Click the [Print] button and select [Layout] from the displayed menu. • The PhotoRecord printing utility starts and the selected still image(s) will be displayed in a page layout. Select a print mode and click [Next].

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    The other print modes allow you to do such things as tile the images for printing or arrange them for printing on Canon perforated paper. For more details, please refer to the PDF manual, “ZoomBrowser EX Software User Guide” ( •...

  • Page 44: The Photorecord Window

    Printing Images (PhotoRecord) The PhotoRecord Window Click these buttons to select a layout pattern Input titles or for each page. Click captions anywhere the arrow ▼ to display you wish. a pop-up menu. Drag still images to change the layout. Slide this tab to the left to shrink the image, right to...

  • Page 45: Merging Panoramic Images (photostitch), To Merge Images Registered In Zoombrowser Ex

    Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) To Merge Images Registered in ZoomBrowser EX You can merge a series of overlapping images into a single, seamless panorama. Use of the camcorder’s maximum wide angle setting is recommended when recording images for merging into a panorama. Select the images in the Browser Display Area.

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    Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) Select [2.Merge] and then click [Start]. 1. Click [OK]. 2. Select the shooting technique and the focal length in the [Merge Settings] screen. • If you recorded images using the maximum wide angle setting, select [50mm]. 3.

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    Select [3.Save] and then click [Save]. Notes: • You cannot use the Stitch Assist Mode. • 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 format, you can then get a virtual view of the surroundings.

  • Page 48: Adding Still Images From Your Computer To The Memory Card

    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can copy still images from your computer to the memory card. On the Camera Window, click [UPLOAD]. • A window for selecting still images to be added appears. Select the image file you wish to add and then click [Open]. •...

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    Notes: • Image enlargement and reduction are not performed when both [Adjust Height] and [Adjust Width] are deselected. • When [Adjust Height] and [Adjust Width] are both selected, the aspect ratio of the image (the ratio between the height and width of the image) may change when the image is resized.

  • Page 50: Uninstalling The Software

    24), Windows XP ( 30). Uninstalling the ZoomBrowser EX Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX Uninstall]. • The uninstall utility starts and removes ZoomBrowser EX. Notes: • If you have uninstalled ZoomBrowser EX because of a corrupt database file or other problem, please also delete the Database folder, which can be found within the [C:\Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX] folder.

  • Page 51: Troubleshooting

    • Built-in USB interface on a system preinstalled with one of Windows 98/ Windows Me/Windows 2000/Windows XP. ➜ [From Canon Camera] is selected on the browser window. Change the selection to [From CANON_DV H:\Dcim. (The drive letter (e.g. “H:”) varies depending on the computer you are using.) ➜...

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    “Troubleshooting” section of the PDF manual, ZoomBrowser EX Software User Guide. You can display the ZoomBrowser Software User Guide from the installer panel of the Canon Digital Video Solution Disk. ? Images in the [My Images] folder, or the [Image Library One] folder are not displayed after I installed a new version of ZoomBrowser ➜...

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    Mac OS X (Version 10.1): 128 MB or more of RAM Interface: USB: only systems equipped with genuine Apple- brand built-in USB interfaces Free Hard Disk Space: • Canon Utilities - ImageBrowser 20 MB or more - PhotoStitch 30 MB or more 800 ×...

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    Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer. If it is not, install it according to “How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader” below. 1. Place the Canon Digital Video Solution Disk in the CD-ROM drive. 2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon followed by the [Canon Digital Video Installer] icon.

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    CD-ROM drive. Mac OS 8.6-9.2 : Double click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS 8/9] and [Canon Digital Video Installer] icons. Mac OS X (10.1) : Double click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS X] and [Canon Digital Video Installer] icons.

  • Page 56: Installing The Dvc Storage Driver

    Installing the DVC Storage Driver This driver is designed for use with Mac OS8.6. For Mac OS 9 or higher, you should use the standard USB driver software that comes with the OS, without installing this driver. Connect the Power Adapter to the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable ( 57).

  • Page 57: Connecting To A Usb Port, Connecting The Camcorder To A Computer

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Connecting to a USB Port Connection Precautions • Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the compact power adapter before connecting it to a computer. • Be sure to install the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK before you connect the camcorder to the computer.

  • Page 58: Disconnecting The Camcorder From The Computer

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Disconnecting the Camcorder From the Computer On the desktop, drag [Canon_DV] or the corresponding drive icon into the Trash. Turn off the camcorder and detach the USB cable. ● To detach the cable, always hold the connector by its sides to pull it out. ●...

  • Page 59: Downloading Images To A Computer (imagebrowser)

    Canon ImageBrowser Icon Double-click the [DCIM] folder in the Explorer View Section. • No image will be imported if you click [Canon Camera]. Make sure you select [DCIM]. • The images from the memory card appear as thumbnails in the Camera Window ( 60).

  • Page 60: The Imagebrowser Camera Window

    Downloading Images to a Computer (ImageBrowser) The ImageBrowser Camera Window The Camera Window opens when a connection to a camcorder is initiated. Still images will be displayed as thumbnail (small) images. Buttons are activated when a still image is selected. Thumbnail The image is displayed reduced in size.

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    The Browser Window This section describes the various parts of the Browser Window display. Browser Area Explorer View Section Displays the disks and folders This is the area where thumbnails of that you can use on your images in the selected folder are displayed.

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    Downloading Images to a Computer (ImageBrowser) Downloading and Saving Images from the Camcorder When using the ImageBrowser’s Camera Window to download images from the camcorder’s memory card, make sure to select [Macintosh HD]. The image will not be saved to the computer when [DCIM] is selected. Follow the instructions below.

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    Select images in the Camera Window and click the [DOWNLOAD] button. • Click a thumbnail to select it or press [Shift] and click to select multiple thumbnails. The color of the frame(s) around the thumbnail(s) you selected will change to blue. •...

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    Downloading Images to a Computer (ImageBrowser) Notes: • Double-clicking an image on the Camera Window imports the image to the computer. • You can also download images to the computer by dragging them from the Camera Window and dropping them on the Browser area or the Explorer View Section.

  • Page 65: Printing Images (imagebrowser)

    Printing Images (ImageBrowser) Select the image(s) you wish to print in the Browser Window. Click the [Print] button and select [Layout Printing] from the displayed menu. Layout Options Window Print Window In the Layout Options window, select the desired layout and click the [Next] button.

  • Page 66: The Print Window

    The other options allow you to print an index or print onto Canon perforated paper. For more details on the Layout Options window, please refer to the PDF manual, ImageBrowser Software Guide ( 54).

  • Page 67: To Merge Images Registered In Imagebrowser, Merging Panoramic Images (photostitch)

    Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) To Merge Images Registered in ImageBrowser You can merge a series of overlapping images into a single, seamless panorama. • Use of the camcorder’s maximum wide angle setting is recommended when recording images for merging into a panorama. Select the images in the Browser Window.

  • Page 68: Merging Panoramic Images With Photostitch

    Merging Panoramic Images with PhotoStitch Select [2.Merge] and then click [Start]. 1. Click [OK]. 2. Select the shooting technique setting and the focal length in the [Merge Settings] screen. • If you recorded images using the maximum wide angle setting, select [50mm].

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    Select [3.Save] and then click [Save...]. Notes: • You cannot use the Stitch Assist Mode. • 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 format, you can then get a virtual view of the surroundings.

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    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can copy still images from your computer to the memory card. On the camera window, click [UPLOAD]. • A window for selecting images to be added appears. Select the image file you want to add and then click [Open]. •...

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    Notes: • Image enlargement and reduction are not performed when both [Adjust Height] and [Adjust Width] are deselected. • When [Adjust Height] and [Adjust Width] are both selected, the aspect ratio of the image (the ratio between the height and width of the image) may change when the image is resized.

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    Uninstalling the Software Uninstalling Application Programs Move the program’s folder into the Trash to uninstall programs such as ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch. Note: • If the program folders contain subfolders into which images have been saved, be careful not to accidentally delete those subfolders.

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    Requirements • Genuine Apple Computer brand computer with a built-in USB interface. ➜ [Canon Camera] is selected on the Explorer view section. Change the selection to [DCIM]. ➜ There is no memory card in the camcorder. Insert a memory card into the camcorder.

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