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Digital Video Software
Version 26
Instruction Manual
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    Digital Video Software Version 26 Instruction Manual English...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read This First ......................4 Checking Supplied Accessories ................4 System Requirements ....................5 What is Digital Video Software? ................6 Windows ........................7 CameraWindow ..................... 7 [Acquire Images] Tab ..................7 [Print] Tab ......................8 [Set to Camera] Tab ..................9 Camera Browser Window ................

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    Playing Back Movies.................... 59 Exporting Images ..................... 60 Changing the File Type and Saving..............60 Extracting Still Images from Movies (MovieFrame Task) ........63 Adding Still Images to the Memory Card in the Camcorder......... 65 Adding Still Images to the Memory Card ............65 Using Various Functions ..................

  • Page 4: Read This First

    Canon. • Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to mistaken operation or malfunction of the camcorder, the software, memory cards (miniSD Cards), personal computers, or peripheral devices, or due to use of a memory card not initialized by a Canon camcorder.

  • Page 5: System Requirements

    CPU: PowerPC G3/G4/G5, or Intel processor 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 any particular system, even if it meets the requirements outlined above.

  • Page 6: What Is Digital Video Software

    What is Digital Video Software? The following software will be installed by installing the Digital Video Software. ImageBrowser • Viewing downloaded still images • Categorizing, organizing, and searching large volumes of still images • Editing still images • Changing the data for still images and save them as new files •...

  • Page 7: Windows

    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.

  • Page 8: [print] Tab

    [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 ( 36).

  • Page 9: [set To Camera] Tab

    [Set to Camera] Tab This tab is used for confirming and changing the owner’s name of the camcorder you can specify ( 72) and uploading the still images to the card. My Camera function is not supported by the camcorder. Camera Control window Uploading the images from the computer.

  • Page 10: Camera Browser Window

    Camera Browser Window Still image information and a histogram Camera Browser window (This will not be displayed when using a card reader/writer.) 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.

  • Page 11: Browser Window

    ImageBrowser is a software program used for organizing, printing and editing the downloaded still 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.

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    3 View Mode You can select a view mode of images in the Browser Area. [Preview]: The thumbnails 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.

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    [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.

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    [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.

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    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.

  • Page 16: [image Viewer] Window

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

  • Page 17: [trim Image] Window

    [Trim Image] Window Select [Trim Image] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Either drag the pointer on the still 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.

  • Page 18: [red Eye Correction] 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 still images in which people’s eyes appear red. [Insert Text] Window Select [Insert Text] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.

  • Page 19: [level Adjustment] 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 a still 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.

  • Page 20: [sharpness] 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.

  • Page 21: Installing The Digital Video Software

    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 still images by simply connecting the camcorder to a computer with the USB cable (using software such as iPhoto or Image Capture preinstalled on Mac OS X).

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    When installing the software by selecting [Easy Installation], EOS Utility (software for downloading still images from the Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras) will be installed. This software is used only for compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras, and the camcorder does not support this software.

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    Review the installation settings and click [Next]. When the “Installation has finished.” message appears, click [OK]. After the installation is complete, restart the computer as prompted. Remove the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk from the CD-ROM drive. When installation is complete, remove the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk before you connect the camcorder to the computer.

  • Page 24: Before Downloading Still Images

    Before Downloading Still Images Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. Connect the USB cable directly to one of the computer’s main USB ports.

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    Attach the supplied USB cable to the computer’s USB port and the camcorder’s USB Terminal. USB Cable USB Terminal on the Camcorder Camcorder End Computer End USB Port on the Computer Before Downloading Still Images...

  • Page 26: Downloading Still Images (imagebrowser)

    Downloading Still 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 33). You cannot connect the camcorder to a computer if the memory card contains 1800 images or more, and you may not be able to download images with ImageBrowser or OS standard software (depending on the computer you are using and the installed OS) if the memory card contains...

  • Page 27: Using The Computer To Download Still Images

    Using the Computer to Download Still Images You can select a downloading method in the Camera Control window. Auto-downloading Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 24). • The Camera Control window will be displayed. If it does not appear automatically, click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the desktop).

  • Page 28: Applying Auto-downloading Settings

    Applying Auto-downloading Settings This task allows you to apply auto-downloading settings. You can specify the types of still 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 Still Images (ImageBrowser)

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    Select the image type to be downloaded and click [Next]. Place a check mark here if you wish the original image in the memory card to be deleted after downloading. Specify the destination folder settings and click [Next]. Destination Folder Click this button to browse where you want to save the...

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    Specify a process to perform after the image is downloaded and click [Next]. The window below will be displayed when you select [Perform selected processes consecutively] (you can redisplay the window by clicking [Select]). Select a process to perform after the image is downloaded, and click [OK]. Click [Finish].

  • Page 31: Downloading The Selected Still Images

    Downloading the Selected Still 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. •...

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    Confirm the settings and click [Start Download]. • ImageBrowser starts, and Browser Window appears. Settings for the folder and the subfolder for downloaded images Settings for the file prefix and the consecutive numbers • To make changes, click [Change Settings]. [Specify Folder] Tab Specify the settings of the folder and subfolder.

  • Page 33: Using A Card Reader/writer

    Using a Card Reader/Writer The basic operations are the same as when you connect the camcorder to the computer. Follow the procedure below to open the CameraWindow. For instructions on how to connect the card reader/writer, refer to its manual. If your card reader/writer does not support miniSD cards, obtain an appropriate adapter for the card.

  • Page 34: Using The Camcorder To Download Still Images (direct Transfer Function)

    Using the Camcorder to Download Still Images (Direct Transfer Function) If your camcorder supports the Direct Transfer function, you can use the camcorder to download images. Setting the Direct Transfer Download Destination Folder Click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences]. Click [Quit] to close the Camera Control window.

  • Page 35: Direct Transfer

    Specify the destination folder settings and click [Finish]. Destination Folder Click this button to specify the destination folder. Select to specify the name of the subfolder. Direct Transfer Set the direct transfer settings on the camcorder screen after starting the Camera Control window. •...

  • Page 36: Printing Still Images

    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 images 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.

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    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. Printing Still Images...

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    When you have selected [Print All Images]: Sets the paper size settings. Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected. Selects the printer. Sets the number of print copies of the displayed image. Sets the shooting date/time imprint Rotates images.

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    When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet of All Images]: Sets the printer and paper size settings. Selects the printer. Click these buttons to switch between pages. Sets the print settings for shooting information, Click this to use the trimming comments, headers, footers and page numbers.

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    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.

  • Page 41: Printing Still Images Downloaded To The Computer

    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 selected images in rows with file names and image information.

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    Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Sets the paper settings. Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected. Selects the printer. Sets the number of print copies of the displayed image. Sets the shooting date/time imprint Rotates still images.

  • Page 43: [index Print]

    When the print window opens, click [Print]. When the printing finishes, click to close the window. [Index Print] Select still images you wish to print and click [Print] [Index Print] from the displayed menu. Printing Still Images...

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    Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Sets the paper size and orientation. Selects the printer. Click these buttons to switch between pages. Sets the print settings for shooting information, Click this to use the trimming comments, headers, footers and page numbers. function (crops a portion of the still image).

  • Page 45: [layout Print]

    [Layout Print] • You can select one of the following 3 layout print methods. - [Custom layout printing]: Allows you to specify the size and location of the still images freely. - [Fixed photo size printing]: Allows you to specify the size of the all still images. - [Tiled photo printing]: Allows you to have the program lay out and print the specified number of images per page with no gaps between still images on the page.

  • Page 46: Multiple Page Printing

    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. Multiple Page Printing Multiple page printing is a function that enables you to print enlarged still images or panoramic images onto multiple pages.

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    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].

  • Page 48: Organizing Images

    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. •...

  • Page 49: Specifying The Keywords

    Specifying the Keywords You can use keywords when searching for images. Select an image to which 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].

  • Page 50: Classifying The Images

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

  • Page 51: Sort By The Star Rating

    Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. The selected images are classified into the specific folder. Sort by the Star Rating Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Organizing Images...

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    Select [The files will be organized by Star Rating.] and click [Next]. Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. Organizing Images...

  • Page 53: Renaming Multiple Files

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

  • Page 54: Searching For Images

    Searching for Images This task allows you to search for images by star rating, modification date, shooting date, comment or keywords. Select a folder in the explorer view. Select [Search] from the [File] menu. Specify the search conditions and click [Search Now]. •...

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    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. Explorer View The searched images will remain in this folder until ImageBrowser is closed or another search is performed, but if you delete an image in this folder, the...

  • Page 56: Creating A Movie From The Still Images

    Creating a Movie from the Still Images Editing Movies (MovieEdit Task) You can link still images, insert text and background music, and add effects. If you have an AVI file in your computer, you can use this function to edit the file.

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    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. Creating a Movie from the Still Images...

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    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.

  • Page 59: Playing Back Movies

    Playing Back Movies In the CameraWindow and Browser Area, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a (movie) icon. In the Browser Area, double-click a thumbnail with a (movie) icon. Clicking the (Play) icon at the bottom of the image in the Main Window also plays back the movie.

  • Page 60: Exporting Images

    Exporting Images Changing the File Type and Saving This task allows you to change the size, resolution or data of selected still images and save them as new files and allows saving the shooting properties of the still image to a text file or copying the still images with new names.

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    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. You can select the file type from BMP, PICT, JPEG and TIFF.

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    When you have selected [Export as a Screensaver]: You can export and save the image as a screen saver. When you have selected [Export an Image as Wallpaper]: You can export and save the image as a desktop wallpaper. This task cannot be performed if you have selected multiple images.

  • Page 63: Extracting Still Images From Movies (movieframe Task)

    Extracting Still Images from Movies (MovieFrame Task) 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]. •...

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    Confirm the still images which will be extracted (images with check marks) and click [3. Save]. Specify the file name and the folder where you wish to save it and click [Save]. • Select the destination folder and click [Open] or [Choose]. •...

  • Page 65: Adding Still Images To The Memory Card In The Camcorder

    Adding Still Images to the Memory Card in the Camcorder You can add still images (JPEG) from the computer to a memory card in the camcorder. When using this function, you cannot add the still images to a memory card using a card reader/writer.

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    Select the still image you wish to add and click [Open]. You can check the selected image by clicking the file name. In the Add image window, select the image size and click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. •...

  • Page 67: Using Various Functions

    Using Various Functions Attaching Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected images to an e-mail message. Select the images you wish to send in the Browser Area. From the [Internet] menu, select [Create Image for Email]. Specify the image size and click [Next]. When you select [Send without changing the file size], skip on to step 5.

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    Specify the reduction ratio and image quality and click [Next]. • [Resize(%)]: Select the reduction ratio relative to the original size of the image. • [Quality]: Lowering this setting will lower image quality but reduce file size. • [Compress]: Use it to check the file size when you actually compress the image.

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    Select whether you wish to start your e-mail software and click [Finish]. • If you have selected [Start email application after closing], your e-mail software starts automatically. Open a new e-mail message and attach the image. With some types of e-mail software, you can attach images to e-mail messages simply by dragging them from the Browser Area to the new message window.

  • Page 70: Running A Slide Show

    Running a Slide Show From the [View] menu, select [Slide Show Options]. Select the slide show settings and click [OK]. • [Auto Play]: 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.

  • Page 71: Adding Sound To A Still Image

    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.

  • Page 72: Reviewing And Changing The Owner Name Of The Camcorder

    Reviewing and Changing the Owner Name of the Camcorder You can change and confirm the owner’s name of the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 24). Click the [Set to Camera] tab and click [Confirms/changes camera settings] in the Camera Control window. Enter the camcorder’s owner’s name and click [OK].

  • Page 73: Uninstalling The Software

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

  • Page 74: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Connection Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. There is no memory card in the camcorder. Insert a memory card into the camcorder. The camcorder is not set to the correct mode. Turn the POWER switch to ON and change the camcorder mode to PLAY by sliding the POWER switch down.

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