Digital Video Software Version 26 Instruction Manual English...
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 ................
Adding Still Images to the Memory Card in the Camcorder......... 75 Adding Still Images to the Memory Card ............75 Using Various Functions ..................77 Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages............77 Running a Slide Show ..................80 Adding Sound to a Still Image................82 Reviewing and Changing the Owner Name of the Camcorder......
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Windows 2000 systems with built-in USB ports Free Hard Disk Space: • Canon Utilities - ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more • Canon DV TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more Display: 1024 768 pixels or better/High Color (16 bit) or better Proper operation is not guaranteed on a dual CPU PC or on a user-built PC.
What is Digital Video Software? The following software will be installed by installing the Digital Video Software. ZoomBrowser EX • 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 •...
Windows CameraWindow CameraWindow is a program created to download still images from the memory card to the computer. Furthermore, you can print still images recorded on the memory card without having the images downloaded to the computer ( 39), and you can confirm and change the owner’s name of the camcorder you specify ( 83).
[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 ( 39).
[Set to Camera] Tab This tab is used for confirming and changing the owner’s name of the camcorder you can specify ( 83) and uploading the still images to the card. My Camera function is not supported by the camcorder. Camera Control window Enter or change the name of the camcorder’s owner.
Camera Browser Window Prints the selected still images. Starts ZoomBrowser EX. Selects the still image selection method. Changes the size of the thumbnail. Selects whether to show or hide the image frame and file name. Still image information and a histogram (This will not be displayed when using a card reader/writer.) If your camcorder supports wide size still image (16:9 such as 1920 x 1080 pixels) recording, the thumbnails that appear in this window will be also 16:9...
If you wish to start ZoomBrowser EX without connecting the camcorder or card reader/writer, double-click the on the desktop, or click the Windows [start] menu and select [All Programs] [Canon Utilities] [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX]. To exit ZoomBrowser EX, click or select [Exit] from the [File] menu.
2 Folders Area You can select a folder to be displayed in the Browser Area. In the [Last Acquired Images] panel, the newly downloaded still images are placed into virtual folders classified by recording date. In the panel below, the folders where the downloaded still images are actually saved in are displayed.
5 View Mode You can select the view mode of images in the Browser Area. [Zoom Mode]: The images in the selected folder are shown as thumbnails. [Scroll Mode]: Thumbnails of the images are displayed next to the folder name. Clicking a folder displays enlarged images.
6 Application Tool Bar 1 View Image Displays a selected image in the [Image Viewer] window. Properties Displays properties of the selected still image. When you select a different image while the [Properties] window is open, the information switches to the one of the selected image.
[Image Viewer] Window The [Image Viewer] window appears when you select an image and click [View Image] or double-click an image. 1 Previous/Next Displays the previous/next image in the current folder. Zoom In/Zoom Out Enlarges/Reduces a still image. When the image is larger than the window, you can move the image in the desired direction.
Show Image Full Displays an image in full screen size. Screen Change the Star Allows you to change the star rating. Rating Capturing Frames Extracts still images from movies. (Windows Vista/Windows XP) Windows Vista: The star rating set using ZoomBrowser EX is not related to the “Rating”...
[Auto Adjustment] Window Select [Auto Adjustment] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Auto Adjustment]. Use this to automatically correct the color balance of the still image. [Color/Brightness Adjustment] Window Select [Color/Brightness Adjustment] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Color/Brightness Adjustment].
[Sharpness] Window Select [Sharpness] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Sharpness]. Use this to emphasize and clarify the outlines of people and objects. [Trim Image] Window Select [Trim] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Trim]. Either drag the pointer on the still image or specify the cropping area, and click [Trim Image].
[Insert Text] Window Select [Insert Text] from the [Edit] menu, or click the icon and select [Insert Text]. Use this to write text on still images. These image correction tools can be selected by clicking [Edit] [Edit Image] in Task Area of the Main Window. Windows...
Installing the Digital Video Software Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before connecting the camcorder to the computer. You must have authorization as a Computer System Administrator to install programs. Windows Vista/Windows XP Users: Your digital video camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP).
Depending on your computer’s settings, the file extension “.EXE” may not appear. Select your country or region. Select your language. Click [Easy Installation] under Digital Video Software. To install the software individually, click [Custom Installation]. Installer Panel If other software is running, close all programs and click [OK].
Review the installation settings and click [Install]. If you selected [Custom Installation] and are using Windows 2000, select Canon DV TWAIN Driver (USB driver). When installing the software on Windows XP or 2000 by selecting [Easy Installation], EOS Utility (software for downloading still images from the Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras) will be installed.
Read the license agreement and click [Yes] to accept the terms and to start installation. Click [Next]. Installing the Digital Video Software...
When the installation is complete, select [Restart computer immediately (Recommended)] and click [Restart]. When you do not need to restart the computer, the [Finish] screen will be displayed. Click [Finish]; remove the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk from the CD-ROM drive, and proceed to Before Downloading Still Images ( 25).
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.
• For instructions on how to start ZoomBrowser EX and download images to the computer, see Downloading Still Images (ZoomBrowser EX) ( 27). USB Cable USB Terminal on the Camcorder Camcorder End Computer End USB Port on the Computer Before Downloading Still Images...
Downloading Still Images (ZoomBrowser EX) Observe the following precautions when the camcorder’s access indicator is flashing. Failure to do so may cause memory card data to become corrupted. - Do not remove the memory card or detach the USB cable. - Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
Select [Canon CameraWindow] and click [OK]. • If a camcorder and card reader are connected at the same time, a dialog appears allowing you to select the camcorder model. Confirm that [Canon Camera] or your camcorder model name is displayed and click [OK].
Using the Computer to Download Still Images You can select a downloading method in the Camera Control window. Auto-Downloading Click [Starts to download images] in the Camera Control window. • For instructions on how to set the Auto-download settings, see Auto- Downloading Settings ( 30).
Auto-Downloading Settings Select the setting for downloading images by operating your computer. You can change the image type and the destination folder. In the Camera Control window, click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences]. Select [Change auto download settings] and click [Next]. Downloading Still Images (ZoomBrowser EX)
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 specify the destination folder.
Specify a process to perform after the image is downloaded. The window below will be displayed when you select [Perform selected processes consecutively] (you can redisplay the window by clicking [Select]). Select a process to perform after the image is downloaded, and click [OK]. Downloading Still Images (ZoomBrowser EX)
Click [Finish]. Placing a check mark here makes images in the camcorder to be automatically downloaded when the camcorder is connected. Downloading the Selected Still Images from the CameraWindow Click [Lets you select and download images] in the Camera Control window. The CameraWindow opens.
In the CameraWindow, select the image you wish to download and click [Image Download]. • Clicking on 2 images while holding down the [Shift] key selects also all images between the 2 images. • Clicking on different images while holding down the [Ctrl] key selects multiple images.
[Specify Folder] Tab Specify the settings of the folder and subfolder. [Specify File Name] Tab Specify the file name with which to save the images. Downloading Still Images (ZoomBrowser EX)
Windows Vista/Windows XP: When a window appears allowing you to select an application program to start, select [View/Download Images using Canon CameraWindow] and click [OK]. Windows 2000: Click the Windows [Start] menu, and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow], [CameraWindowMC] and [CameraWindow].
Using the Camcorder to Download Still Images (Direct Transfer Function) If your camcorder supports the Direct Transfer function, you can use the camcorder to download images. Setting the Direct Transfer Download Destination Folder In the Camera Control window, click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences].
Specify the destination folder settings and click [Finish]. Destination Folder Click this button to specify the destination folder. Select to specify the name of the subfolder. Direct Transfer Select a transfer option on the camcorder screen and press button. • See your camcorder instruction manual for how to set and operate the camcorder to transfer images.
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 Photos] - Prints all still images recorded on a memory card in the connected camcorder or in a card reader/writer one image per page.
Click one of the 4 printing methods. Specify the print settings and click [Print]. The window varies depending on the selected printing method in step 3. Printing Still Images...
When you have selected [Print All Photos]: Sets the paper size Rotates still images. and orientation. Click this to use the trimming function (crops a portion of the still image). Selects the printer. Click this button to switch between still images Sets the auto trim if multiple images are selected.
When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet with All Photos]: Sets the paper size Rotates still images. and orientation. Click this to use the trimming function (crops a portion of the still image). Selects the printer. Sets the print settings Click these buttons to switch between pages.
When you have selected [Select an image and print]: • If you selected [Select an image and print], the following window will be displayed. Select still images you wish to print, and click [Print]. If you selected [Contact Sheet Print], the same window described in the previous section When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet with All Photos]: ( 42) will be displayed.
Printing Still Images Downloaded to the Computer You can select one of the following 2 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.
Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Sets the paper size and orientation. Rotates still images. Click this to use the trimming function Selects the printer. (crops a portion of the still image). Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected.
[Index Print] Click [Print] in the Main Window and click [Index Print]. Select the still images you wish to print and click [Printer and Layout Settings]. Printing Still Images...
Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Sets the paper size and orientation. Rotates still images. Selects the printer. Click this to use the trimming function (crops a portion of the still image). Click these buttons to switch between pages. Sets the print settings for shooting information, comments, headers, footers and page numbers.
Organizing Images Applying Star Ratings and Keywords This task allows you to apply ratings to your images from one star to three stars. The star rating can be used as one of the search conditions, or for the selection of images to be displayed in the Browser Window.
Classifying the Images This task allows you to classify selected images according to the shooting date. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window. Click [Classify into Folder]. Select the images you wish to classify and click [Specify Classification Settings]. Organizing Images...
Specify the folder structure and the saving folder and click [Finish]. The selected images are classified into the specified folder. Organizing Images...
Renaming Multiple Files This task allows you to rename multiple files at the same time, or to rename and copy multiple files. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window. Click [Rename Multiple Files]. Select the images you wish to rename and click [Specify Rename Settings].
Specify the settings and click [Finish]. Placing a check mark here makes copies of images with new names. The name of the original images will not be changed. To rename a folder, select a folder, and open the [Rename Folder] window by selecting [Rename] from the [File] menu.
Searching for Images This task allows you to search for images by star rating, modification date, shooting date, comment or keywords. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window. You can also search for images by clicking [Search] on the Application Tool Bar. Skip to step 3.
Specify the search conditions and click [Start Search]. • The search results are displayed as thumbnails. • Select at least one search condition. Click [Finish]. • To change the search parameters and perform another search, click [Specify Search Conditions] and repeat steps 3-4. Organizing Images...
• The images of the search result are displayed in the [Search Results] folder. You can print or copy these images to another folder. Folders Area The searched images will remain in this folder until ZoomBrowser EX is closed or another search is performed, but if you delete an image in this folder, the corresponding original image will be deleted as well.
Creating a Movie from the Still Images Editing Movies You can link still images, insert text and background music, and add effects. You can also change the size of selected movies and save them as new files. If you are using Windows 2000, QuickTime is required to edit movies. If it is not already installed on your computer, install it from the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk.
Select images and click [Arrange]. You can select multiple images or a folder to include all images in that folder. Arrange images and click [Apply Effect]. To change the order of images, select an image in the Storyboard Area and click [Move Left] or [Move Right].
Apply effects to the images and click [Set Audio]. When you select [Apply effects to image.], you can use the following functions. - [Text Effect]: Opens the [Text Effect Settings] window. You can enter text, change the font and preview the effect. - [Filter Effect]: Opens the [Filter Effect Settings] window.
Click [Save]. Movies are saved in DCF type files with Motion JPEG/AVI compression. Select this to save as Motion JPEG compressed AVI. Selecting [Specify a save image type] and clicking [Advanced Settings] allows you to set [Image Size], [Frame Rate] or [Audio] settings of the movie. Click [Exit].
Playing Back Movies In the CameraWindow and Main Window, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a (movie) icon. If you are using Windows 2000, QuickTime is required to play movies. If it is not already installed on your computer, install it from the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk.
• The [Image Viewer] window is displayed, and the movie will be played back. You can control (play back/stop/fast forward/rewind) the movie being played back with the buttons shown at the bottom left of the window. • Windows Vista/Windows XP: You can extract still images from movies and save them as image files.
Exporting Images You can change the data type for selected still images and movies and save them as new files. You can also export selected movies and still image properties to a text file or copy and rename movies and still images. Furthermore, you can export still images for use as a screen saver or a wallpaper.
Select images and click [Specify Export Settings]. Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. The window varies depending on the selected export type in step 2. When you have selected [Export Still Images]: You can convert still images to another file type, resize and save them as new files. You can select the file type from BMP, JPEG and TIFF.
When you have selected [Export Shooting Properties]: You can select the information you wish to export and save as a text file. When you have selected [Export as a Screen Saver]: You can export and save the image as a screen saver. Exporting Images...
When you have selected [Export as a Wallpaper]: You can export and save the image as Windows wallpaper. This task cannot be performed if you have selected multiple images. Exporting Images...
Exporting Movies You can change the size or file type for selected movies and save them as new files. If you are using Windows 2000, QuickTime is required to export movies. If it is not already installed on your computer, install it from the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk.
Select a movie and click [Select the save image type]. You can select multiple images or a folder to include all images in that folder. Still images cannot be selected. For instructions on how to export still images, see Exporting Images ( 62).
Specify the export settings and click [Specify name of file to be saved]. Specify the file name and click [Start export]. In each case, specify the destination folder and file name of the movie to be exported. Destination Folder Click [OK]. The Main Window appears.
Extracting Still Images from Movies (Windows Vista/Windows XP) You can extract still images from movies and save them as image files. Click [Export] in the Main Window. Click [Extract frames from a movie]. Select the movie from which you wish to extract still images and click [Set extraction method].
Select the still images extraction method and click [Preview image]. • [Extract all frames]: Extracts all frames in the movie as still images. • [Specify an interval and extract frames]: Extracts frames as still images from a specified frame range or time interval. •...
Confirm the still images which will be extracted (images with check marks) and click [Set up save]. If you selected [Extract a specified image] in the previous window, the movie will be displayed in the upper part of the window. Display the images you want and click [Add].
Saving on CD-R/RW Disks (Windows Vista/Windows XP) You can copy and save images to CD-R or CD-RW disks. The shooting information is copied along with the images. This function can only be used on a computer that came with a CD-R/RW drive as standard equipment.
Click [Backup to CD]. Select the folders or images you wish to save and click [Specify Backup Settings]. Exporting Images...
Set the backup settings and click [Start Backup]. The disk will be ejected from the drive when copying is complete. You can add images to a CD-R/RW disk that already contains images. Exporting Images...
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.
Select the image size and click [Add]. When you upload images edited with another application, image properties may be lost. Exporting Images...
Using Various Functions Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected still images to an e-mail message. To use this function, the e-mail software must be enabled as MAPI client. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the e-mail software. Click [Internet] in the Main Window.
Select the still images you wish to send and click [Change Image Size]. Select image size and quality, and click [Send or Save]. If you wish to send the still image without changes, select [Send images unchanged]. Normally select [Resize and compress images into JPEG type]. - [Long side/Short side]: Selects the long or short side and sets the image size in numbers.
Select to send still images by e-mail or to save the still images in a folder and click [Finish]. • If you selected [Create a new email], your e-mail software starts and the selected still images appear as an attachment in the message window. Input address, subject and your comments and send the message.
Running a Slide Show You can view selected still images in a slide show. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window. You can also view a slide show by clicking [Slide Show] on the Application Tool Bar. Skip to step 4. Click [View as a Slide Show].
Select the slide show settings. • [Image Size]: Select the size of the still images. • [Image Information]: Select to show image information such as file name or title. • [Advance to Next Slide]: Select to advance manually or automatically. When you select “Every 3 second(s)”, you can select the interval in the control below (from 1 to 120 seconds).
Adding Sound to a Still Image • You can add a sound to an image. The sound file needs to be in WAVE type (extension “.wav”) or in MIDI type (extension “.mid” or “.midi”). • The sound cannot be played back on the camcorder. In the Main Window, select an image and select [Add/ Remove Sound] from the [Edit] menu.
Reviewing and Changing the Owner Name of the Camcorder You can change and confirm the owner’s name of the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 25). Click the [Set to Camera] tab and click [Confirms/changes camera settings]. Enter the camcorder’s owner’s name and click [OK]. Input the camcorder’s owner’s name here (up to 31 characters).
Click the Windows [start] menu and select [All Programs] [Canon Utilities] [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX Uninstall]. Other programs in the [Canon Utilities] folder can also be uninstalled in the same way. Uninstall all programs in [Canon Utilities] when you have uninstalled ZoomBrowser EX.
Turn the camcorder POWER switch to OFF and remove the USB cable from the computer. Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [DV TWAIN Driver x.x] and [TWAIN Driver Uninstall]. A version number appears in place of “x.x”.
Troubleshooting Connection Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. Computer does not support the USB interface. Refer to System Requirements ( There is no memory card in the camcorder. Insert a memory card into the camcorder. The camcorder is not set to the correct mode. Turn the POWER switch to ON and change the camcorder mode to PLAY by sliding the POWER switch down.
- If you do not find [Scanners and Cameras] in the [Control Panel] or [Printers and Other Hardware]. - If [Canon Camera] or your camcorder model name does not appear in the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] or [Scanners and Cameras].
Click each [Oem*inf] file until you find one that contains “*** Canon Camera Driver Setup File***” in its first line. When you find the correct file, note down its name and close the Notepad window.
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