Contents Read This First ......................4 Checking Supplied Accessories ................5 System Requirements ....................6 What is Digital Video Software.................. 7 Windows ........................8 CameraWindow ..................... 8 [Acquire Images] Tab ..................8 [Print] Tab ......................9 [Set to Camera] Tab ..................10 Camera Browser Window ................11 Browser Window....................
Playing Back Movies.................... 54 Editing Movies ..................... 55 Exporting Images ..................... 58 Changing the File Type and Save................ 58 Extracting Still Images from Movies..............61 Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card ......63 Adding Still Images to the Memory Card ............63 Adding Sample Images to the Memory Card ..........
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Checking Supplied Accessories Use the following accessories to download recorded images from a memory card to your computer. • IFC-300PCU USB Cable • DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK The explanations in this manual use mainly Mac OS X version 10.3 screen shots.
Computers that come with above OS preinstalled CPU: PowerPC G3/G4/G5 RAM: 256 MB or more Interface: Free Hard Disk Space: Canon Utilities ImageBrowser 200 MB or more Display: 1024 768 pixels/32,000 colors or better Proper operation is not guaranteed on a user-built PC.
What is Digital Video Software The following software will be installed by installing the Digital Video Software. ImageBrowser • Viewing downloaded images • Categorizing, organizing, and searching large volumes of images • Editing still images • Editing movies recorded on a memory card and capturing still images from movies •...
Click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (bar appearing at the bottom of the desktop) if the Camera Control window does not appear. When the [CameraWindow] icon is not in the Dock, double click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive where the program was installed, followed by the [CameraWindow] folder and the [CameraWindow] icon.
[Print] Tab This tab is used for printing still images on the memory card without having the images downloaded to the computer. The window varies depending on the selected printing type. Refer to Printing Still Images Recorded on the Memory Card 37).
[Set to Camera] Tab This tab is used for confirming and changing the camcorder settings and uploading the images to the card. My Camera function is not supported by the camcorder. Camera Control window Uploading the images from the computer. Enter or change the name of the camcorder’s owner.
Camera Browser Window Camera Browser window Still image information and a histogram Starts ImageBrowser. Selects whether to show or hide the image frame and file name. Prints the selected still images. Selects the still image selection method. Changes the size of the thumbnail. Windows...
ImageBrowser is a software program used for organizing, printing and editing the downloaded images. To start ImageBrowser, click the [ImageBrowser] icon in the Dock. If the ImageBrowser icon is not in the Dock, double-click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive on which the program was installed, followed by the [ImageBrowser] folder and the [ImageBrowser] icon.
3 View Mode You can select a view mode of images in the Browser Area. [Preview]: The thumbnail images are displayed at the bottom of the Browser Area, and the Information Panel is displayed in the upper part. Preview Image Information Panel Selected Thumbnail [List]: The images are displayed as thumbnails.
[TimeTunnel]: The images are displayed in the chronological order. The date/time at which the images were shot appears on the red line. You can change this date/time by double-clicking it on the display. A window similar to the one below appears. Specify the new date/time.
[File Information] When the view mode is set to [List] or [TimeTunnel], select [Get Info] from the [File] menu to display the following window. You can rename files. Hides the information display at the right. Input a comment. Shooting information Sets a Star Rating.
5 Application Tool Bar 1 Canon Camera Opens CameraWindow. View Image Displays a selected image in the [Image Viewer] window. SlideShow Displays still images in a slide show. Internet Allows attaching the selected still images to E-mail messages. Print Prints the selected still images.
[Image Viewer] Window The [Image Viewer] window appears when you select an image and click [View Image] or double click an image. Changes the Changes zoom ratio of the star rate. the image. 1 Back/Next Displays the previous/next image in the current folder. Save Allows saving the edited image.
[Trim Image] Window Select [Trim Image] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Either drag the mouse on the image or specify the cropping area, and click [Trim Image]. [Color/Brightness Adjustment] Window Select [Color/Brightness Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
[Red Eye Correction] Window Select [Red Eye Correction] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to correct images in which peoples’ eyes appear red. [Insert Text] Window Select [Insert Text] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
[Level Adjustment] Window Select [Level Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to adjust the levels in an image to change its appearance. [Tone Curve Adjustment] Window Select [Tone Curve Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
[Sharpness] Window Select [Sharpness] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to emphasize and clarify the outlines of people and objects. [Auto Adjustment] Window Select [Auto Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
Installing the Digital Video Software Before you connect the camcorder to the computer with the USB cable for the first time, you must install the Digital Video Software. Your digital video camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). This protocol enables you to download images by simply connecting the camera to a computer with the USB cable (using software such as iPhoto or Image Capture preinstalled on Mac OS X).
Click Digital Video Software [Install]. Installer Panel Select [Easy Installation] and click [Next]. To install the software individually, select [Custom Installation]. Read the license agreement and click [Agree]. Review the installation settings and click [Next]. Installing the Digital Video Software...
When the “Installation has finished.” message appears, click [OK]. After the installation is complete, restart the computer as prompted. Installing the Digital Video Software...
Before Downloading Images Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. Connect the USB cable directly to one of the computer’s main USB ports.
[Image Capture] menu. Select [Other] from [When a camera is connected, open]. Select CameraWindow and click [Open]. CameraWindow is normally installed in [Applications] [Canon Utilities] [CameraWindow]. Click [OK]. If you do not wish the Camera Control window to open automatically when you connect the camcorder, click the [File] menu and clear the check mark from the [Start when a camera is connected].
Downloading Images (ImageBrowser) Below explains the procedure for connecting a camcorder to a computer using the USB cable. For connecting a card reader/writer, see Using a Card Reader/ Writer ( 34). If a memory card contains an enormous volume of images (approx. 1000 or more), you may not be able to download images with ImageBrowser or an OS standard software depending on the computer you are using or the installed OS.
To start the Camera Control window manually, click the [CameraWindow] icon located in the Dock. If the [CameraWindow] icon is not in the Dock, double click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive where the program was installed, followed by the [CameraWindow] folder and the [CameraWindow] icon.
Applying Auto-downloading Settings This task allows you to apply auto-downloading settings. You can specify the types of images and the destination folder. In the Camera Control window, click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences]. Select [Change auto download settings] and click [Next]. Downloading Images (ImageBrowser)
Select the image type to be downloaded and click [Next]. When the protect switch of the SD Memory Card is activated during image transfer, the images will not be marked as “already transferred” even having selected [New images] and downloaded. Place a check mark here if you wish the original image in the camcorder...
Specify a process to perform after the image is downloaded and click [Next]. Below window will be displayed when you select [Perform selected processes consecutively] (You can redisplay the window by clicking [Select]). Select a process to perform after the image is downloaded, and click [OK]. Click [Finish].
Downloading the Selected Images Click [Lets you select and download images]. Select images you wish to download and click [Download Images]. • Clicking on 2 images while holding down the [option] + [shift] key selects also all images between the 2 images. •...
Confirm the settings and click [Start Download]. • ImageBrowser starts, and Browser Window appears. Specify the file name at which to save the images. Specify the settings of the folder and subfolder. • To make changes, click [Change Settings]. [Specify Folder] Tab Specify the settings of the folder and subfolder.
Using a Card Reader/Writer Insert a memory card into the reader. Select a method to download the images. • [Starts to download images]: CameraWindow appears, and the images in the memory card are downloaded. To apply auto-downloading settings, refer to Applying Auto-downloading Settings ( 29).
Using the Camcorder to Download Images (Direct Transfer Function) If your camcorder supports the Direct Transfer Function, you can use the camcorder to download images. If your camcorder is not equipped with the button, operate the direct transfer menu using the P.SET button. For details, please refer to the instruction manual of your camcorder.
Select [Change direct transfer download destination folder] and click [Next]. Specify the destination folder settings and click [Finish]. Click [Quit] to close the Camera Control window. Destination Folder Click this button to specify the destination folder. Select to specify the name of the subfolder.
Printing Still Images Printing Still Images Recorded on the Memory Card You can select one of the following 4 methods to print still images in the card without downloading them to the computer. • [Print All Images] - Prints all still images recorded on a memory card in the connected camcorder or in a card reader/writer one image per page.
Click on one of the 4 printing methods. Specify the print settings and click [Print]. The window varies depending on the selected printing method in step 3. When you have selected [Print All Images]: Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected. Sets the number of print copies of the displayed image.
When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet of All Images]: Click these buttons to switch between pages. Selects the printer. Sets the printer and paper size settings. Sets the number of print copies of the contact sheets. Sets the number of rows and columns.
When you have selected [Select image and print]: • If you selected [Select image and print], the following window will be displayed. Select still images you wish to print, and click [Print]. If you selected [Contact Sheet Print], the same window described in the previous section When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet of All Images]: ( 39) will be displayed.
Printing Still Images Downloaded to the Computer You can select one of the following 3 methods to print still images downloaded to the computer. • [One Photo per page Print] - Prints one still image per page. • [Index Print] - Prints a selection of multiple still images in columns and rows in an index form.
Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected. Sets the number of print copies of the displayed image. Selects the printer. Sets the paper settings. Sets the auto trim (crops image edges according to the page proportions) or borderless print settings.
Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Click these buttons to switch between pages. Selects the printer. Sets the paper size and orientation. Sets the number of print copies of the contact sheets. Sets the number of rows and columns. Sets the print settings for shooting information, comments, headers,...
Select still images you wish to print and click [Print] [Layout Print]. Select a print style from the pull-down menu and click [Print] after specifying the print settings. When the print window opens, click [Print]. When the printing finishes, click to close the window.
Select [Print] [Multiple Page Print] from the [File] menu. Specify the print settings and click [Print]. To enlarge a still image, you can click [Page Setup] and enter a new value at [Scale]. Position setting Sets the overlap for binding. Selecting [Multiple Page Print Options] from the [File] menu allows you to specify the [Print Resolution].
Organizing Images Applying Star Rating • This task allows you to apply ratings to your images from one star to three stars. The Star Rating can be used as one of the search conditions, or for the selection of images to be displayed in the Browser Window. •...
Specifying the Keywords Keyword is used for searching images. Select an image you wish to apply the keyword. Select [Keyword] [Settings] from the [Edit] menu. Place a check mark next to the keyword you wish to apply and click [OK]. You can add and delete keywords, or change the keyword list in the [Manage Keywords] window by selecting [Keyword] [Manage] from the [Edit] menu.
Classifying the Images This task allows you to sort images into a folder according to the shooting date or Star Rating. Sort by the Shooting Date Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Select [The files will be separated into folders for each shooting date.] and click [Next].
Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. The selected images are classified into the specific folder. Sort by the Star Rating Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Organizing Images...
Select [The files will be organized by Star Rating.] and click [Next]. Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. Organizing Images...
Renaming Multiple Files This task allows you to rename multiple files at the same time, or to rename and copy multiple files. Select the images you wish to rename and select [Organize Image] [Rename] from the [File] menu. Specify the settings and click [OK]. The images are renamed according to the settings specified.
Searching for Images This task allows you to search for images by Star Rating, Modification Date, Shooting Date, Comment or Keywords. Select a folder in the explorer view. Select [Search] from the [File] menu. Specify the search conditions and click [Search Now]. •...
Click [Finish]. • To change the search parameters and perform another search, click [Back] and repeat steps 3-4. • The images of the search result are displayed in the [Search Results] folder. You can print or copy these images to another folder. The images will remain in this folder until ImageBrowser is closed or another search is performed.
Playing Back and Editing Movies Playing Back Movies In the CameraWindow and Browser Area, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a (movie) icon. In the Browser Area, double-click a thumbnail with a (movie) icon. Clicking the (Play) icon at the bottom of the image in the Main Window also plays back the movie.
Editing Movies You can link images, insert text and background music, and add effects. Select images in the Browser area. From the [Edit] menu, select [Movie Edit]. Arrange images and click [2.Effect]. • To change the order of images, select an image and click [Move Left] or [Move Right].
Apply effects to the images and click [3.Audio]. To set a transition effect, you need to select a transition box in the Storyboard Area. Set the audio and click [4.Save]. You can add an MP3, AIFF or WAV file as audio. Playing Back and Editing Movies...
Select a file type and click [Save]. • Select the destination folder, input the file name and click [Save]. • To exit MovieEdit Task, from the [MovieEdit Task] menu, select [Quit MovieEdit Task]. Select this to save as Motion JPEG compressed AVI.
Exporting Images Changing the File Type and Save This task allows you to change the size, resolution or data for of selected still images and save them as new files and allows to save the shooting properties of the still images and movies to text files or copy them with new names. Select an image you wish to export and [Export Images] from the [File] menu.
Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. The window varies depending on the selected export type in step 2. When you have selected [Edit and Save Image]: You can convert still images to another file type, resize and save them as new files.
When you have selected [Export as a Screensaver]: You can export and save the image as a screen saver. When you have selected [Export an Image as Wallpaper]: You can export and save the image as a desktop wallpaper. This task cannot be performed if you have selected multiple images.
Extracting Still Images from Movies You can extract still images from movies and save them as image files. Select a movie and select [Extract frames from a movie] from the [Edit] menu. Set the still image extraction method and click [2. Preview]. •...
Check the extracted still images and click [3. Save]. Specify the file name and the folder where you wish to save it and click [Save]. Exporting Images...
Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can save still images from the computer to a memory card. You can also save sample images for card mix from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK. Only still images with JPEG compression can be saved to the memory card. TIFF, PICT and BMP will be converted to JPEG compression and save to the memory card.
Select the still image you wish to add and click [Open]. You can check the selected image by clicking the file name. In the Add image window, select the image size and click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. •...
Click the [Set to Camera] tab in the Camera Control window, and [Uploads images to the camera]. Double-click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [DVC CARD IMAGE] folder. Exporting Images...
Open the [CARD LUMINANCE] folder, select the image you wish to copy to the camcorder and click [Open]. In the Add image window, click [Add]. Exporting Images...
Using Various Functions Attaching Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected images to an E-mail message. Select the images you wish to send in the Browser Area. From the [Internet] menu, select [Create Image for Email]. Specify the image size and click [Next]. When you select [Send without changing the file size], move on to step 5.
Specify the reduction ratio and image quality and click [Next]. • [Resize(%)]: Select the reduction ratio relative to the original size of the image. • [Quality]: Select the image quality. The lower the quality, the rougher the image becomes, but the size of the file also becomes smaller. •...
Select whether you wish to start your e-mail software and click [Finish]. • If you have selected [Start email application after closing], your e-mail software starts automatically. Open a new e-mail message and attach the image. With some types of e-mail software, you can attach images to e-mail messages simply by dragging them from the Browser Area to the new message window.
Running a Slide Show From the [View] menu, select [Slide Show Options]. Select the slide show settings and click [OK]. • [Auto Play]: Select the interval by sliding the control under [Play Interval] (from 1 to 30 seconds). • [Control with Mouse or Keypad]: Advances the slide show manually with the mouse or keyboard.
Adding Sound to a Still Image • To add sound to still images, use the MAC OS recording function. Depending on the computer, you may need to connect peripherals such as microphones. Check if your computer settings allow recording. • The sound cannot be played back on the camcorder. In the Browser Area, select a still image and select [Sound] [Record] from the [File] menu.
Reviewing and Changing the Owner Name of the Camcorder You can change and confirm the owner name of the camcorder. Click the [Set to Camera] tab and click [Confirms/changes camera settings] in the Camera Control window. Change the settings of the camcorder and click [OK]. Input a camcorder owner name here (up to 31 characters).
Uninstalling the Software Uninstall the software when you wish to delete it from your computer or when reinstallation is required to fix corrupted files. Uninstalling ImageBrowser Move the program’s folder contain subfolders into the Trash to uninstall programs such as ImageBrowser. If the program folders contain subfolders into which images have been saved, be careful not to accidentally delete those subfolders.
Troubleshooting Connection Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. There is no memory card in the camcorder. Insert a memory card into the camcorder. The camcorder is not set to the correct mode. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR)/PLAY and move the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
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