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Canon Optura 30 - Optura 30 MiniDV Camcorder Instruction Manual

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    Digital Video Software Version 12 Macintosh Instruction Manual Mode d’emploi Manual de Instrucciones...

  • Page 2: Read Carefully Before Using

    In consideration of the right to use the SOFTWARE, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. 1. LICENSE: Canon grants you the personal, non-exclusive right to use the SOFTWARE only on a single computer. You may physically transfer the SOFTWARE from one computer to another provided that the SOFTWARE is used on only one computer at a time.

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    Agreement by destroying the SOFTWARE. This Agreement will also terminate without notice to you if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement and you must then promptly return the SOFTWARE. In addition, Canon may enforce its other legal rights.

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    CD-ROM media in which the Software is stored. Except as expressly provided herein, no license or right, express or implied, is hereby conveyed or granted by Canon to you for any intellectual property of Canon. Nothing contained in Paragraph 1 shall be construed to give Canon any ownership rights in any images, graphics or textual material that you save in connection with the Software.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ................ 2 Canon Software License Agreement ..............2 Read This First ....................... 6 Checking Supplied Accessories ................7 System Requirements ................... 8 What Can Be Accomplished with the Software ..........9 Installing the Digital Video Software ..............10 Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer ............

  • Page 6: 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,...

  • Page 7: Checking Supplied Accessories

    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 For Macintosh The explanations in this manual use mainly Mac OS X version 10.2 screen shots.

  • Page 8: System Requirements

    PowerPC RAM: Mac OS 9.0-9.2: 64 MB or more of application memory Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2/10.3): 128 MB or more Interface: Free Hard Disk Space: Canon Utilities – ImageBrowser 120 MB or more – PhotoStitch 30 MB or more 800 ×...

  • Page 9: What Can Be Accomplished With The Software

    What Can Be Accomplished with the Software This topic introduces the main features of the software programs contained on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh. ■ ImageBrowser ( • Downloading images recorded onto a memory card to your computer. •...

  • Page 10: 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. Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2/10.3) Users: Your digital video camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP).

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    Mac OS 9.0-9.2: Double click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS 9] and [Canon Digital Video Installer] icons. Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2/10.3): Double click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS X] and [Canon Digital Video Installer] icons. The installer panel opens.

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    Installing the Digital Video Software Read the license agreement and click [Agree]. Review the installation settings and click [Next]. Installation starts. When the “Installation has finished.” message appears, click [OK]. After the installation is complete, restart the computer as prompted.

  • Page 13: Connecting The Camcorder To A Computer

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer ❍ Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. ❍ Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. ❍...

  • Page 14: Downloading Images (imagebrowser)

    Downloading Images (ImageBrowser) Below explains the procedure for connecting a camcorder to a computer using the USB cable. For connecting a PC card reader/writer, see Using a PC Card Reader/Writer 19). ❍ Observe following precautions when the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing (the camcorder is reading or writing from or to the memory card).

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    Confirm that [USB port] and [Canon Camera] are selected and click [Set]. The Camera Window opens, displaying the camcorder images as thumbnails (small images). How to Set ImageBrowser to Not Start Automatically Click the Apple menu and select [Control Panels] and [Canon ImageBrowser Auto Launch].

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    Double-click the [Canon ImageBrowser] icon on the desktop. If the Canon ImageBrowser icon does not appear on the desktop, double- click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive on which the program was installed, followed by the [ImageBrowser] folder and [ImageBrowser] icon.

  • Page 17: Downloading Images To The Computer

    Downloading Images to the Computer Mac OS 9.0-9.2: Select [Macintosh HD] in the explorer view section. Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2/10.3): Select the [ (user name)] subfolder of the [Users] folder in [Macintosh HD]. Explorer View Section Create a new folder for saving images from the memory card in the camcorder.

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    Downloading Images (ImageBrowser) Select images in the Camera window and click [DOWNLOAD]. • You can select multiple images by holding down [Shift] or [Option] + [Shift] while clicking. • A blue frame appears around the selected image. • Downloaded images are saved to the computer and appear in the Browser area.

  • Page 19: Using A Pc Card Reader/writer

    • ImageBrowser starts. • If the icon does not appear on the desktop, double-click the folder in which you installed the program, followed by the [Canon Utilities] and [ImageBrowser] folders and the [ImageBrowser] file. Double-click the [CANON_DV] and [DCIM] folders in the Explorer View Section.

  • Page 20: Using Other Imagebrowser Functions

    Using Other ImageBrowser Functions Camera Window The Camera Window opens when a connection to a camcorder is initiated. Images will be displayed as thumbnails (small images). Movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image, indicated with a movie icon. Buttons are activated when an image is selected.

  • Page 21: Camera Settings Window

    Camera Settings Window You can adjust the date, time and owner settings in the Camera Settings window using the computer when the camcorder is connected. You can also check the remaining memory card capacity, and format the memory card. 1. In the Camera Window, click the [SETUP OPTIONS] button and select [Camera Settings] from the displayed menu.

  • Page 22: Browser Window

    Explorer View Section and Window. to perform a variety of the Browser Area. functions. [CANON CAMERA]: Displays the Camera Window. [SELECT]: Selects all images in a folder. Menu options: Select All and Deselect All. [SEND TO TRASH]: Deletes selected images.

  • Page 23: Image Viewer Window

    Image Viewer Window The Image Viewer window opens when you double-click a still image, or when you select a still image and click [DISPLAY IMAGE]. Enlarge or reduce the still image Current zoom ratio CROP ADJUST COLOR You can extract a part of the still image. Click here to display the Adjust 1.

  • Page 24: Displaying The Image Information

    Using Other ImageBrowser Functions Displaying the Image Information You can check the image information such as shooting date/time or file size. Select the image of which you wish to display the information. From the [File] menu, select [Get Info]. • The File Information window appears. •...

  • Page 25: [view] Menu

    [View] Menu You can select the display settings of the Browser Area by selecting [View Settings] from the [View] menu. Allows you to select Allows you to the information enlarge and displayed under the reduce the size thumbnails. of the Allows you to select thumbnails.

  • Page 26: Displaying Images In Timetunnel

    Displaying Images in TimeTunnel This program displays images in the order of the creation date. In the [View] menu, select [View Mode] followed by [TimeTunnel]. The image information will be displayed when you point at an image. The date/time at which the images were shot appears on the red line.

  • Page 27: Playing Back Movies From A Memory Card

    Playing Back Movies From a Memory Card In the Camera Window and Browser Area, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a movie icon ( ). When you double-click the thumbnail in the Browser Area, QuickTime Player starts and plays back the movie.

  • Page 28: Editing Movies (movieedit Task) (mac Os X Only)

    Editing Movies (MovieEdit Task) (Mac OS X Only) 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].

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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. Select a file format and click [Save].

  • Page 30: 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]: Moves to the next still image automatically. Select the interval by sliding the control under [Play Interval] (from 1 to 30 seconds). •...

  • Page 31: 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. Adding Sound to a Still Image In the Browser Area, select a still image and select [Record] from the [Sound] menu.

  • Page 32: Playing Back The Sound

    Adding Sound to a Still Image Playing Back the Sound In the Browser Area, select the still image with the sound attachment and select [Play] from the [Sound] menu. • The sound will be played back. • You can control playback by selecting [Pause] or [Stop] from the [Sound] menu.

  • Page 33: Attaching Images To E-mail Messages

    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.

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    Attaching Images to E-mail Messages 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.

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    ❍ You can set the e-mail software to start automatically in step 5. Note that some e-mail software may not start automatically. Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2: From the Apple menu, select [Control Panel], followed by [Internet] and click the [Email] tab. Change the setting in the displayed window.

  • Page 36: Printing Still Images (imagebrowser)

    Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) You can select the layout when printing still images. Movies cannot be printed. Do not open the memory card cover, remove the memory card, detach the USB cable or turn off the camcorder while data is being transferred to the printer (when the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing).

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    The Custom Layout printing option allows you to freely change the size and position of the still images for printing. The other options allow you to print an index or print onto Canon perforated paper. Canon perforated paper cannot be selected with Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2/10.3).

  • Page 38: The Print Window

    Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) Click [PRINT] in the Print window. The Print dialog appears. Click [Print]. Printing starts. The Print Window Edit the Page Title Open the [Edit] menu and select [Edit Header]. Change the Image Size Drag the border to resize the still image.

  • Page 39: Adjusting Image Quality And Printing (exif 2.2 Compliant)

    Adjusting Image Quality and Printing (Exif 2.2 Compliant) ImageBrowser allows you to print images with image quality adjustments. ImageBrowser also supports the Exif 2.2 standard (or Exif Print). ❍ Still images shot with camcorders complying with the Exif 2.2 standard incorporate shooting settings information, such as the shooting conditions and scene mode, along with the image data.

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    Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2/10.3) Click the [ImageBrowser] menu in ImageBrowser and select [Preferences]. In the [Preferences] window, select [Print], set the image quality settings and click [OK]. See Printing Still Images for the next steps ( 36).

  • Page 41: Selecting The Print Mode And Number Of Copies (dpof Print Settings)

    Selecting the Print Mode and Number of Copies (DPOF Print Settings) You can select the image and the number of prints for automatic printing on a DPOF*-compliant printer. You can set the DPOF print settings also on the camcorder. *Digital Print Order Format When you are using a SD memory card, make sure the protect switch is set to allow recording.

  • Page 42: Merging Panoramic Images (photostitch)

    Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) You can merge a series of overlapping images into a single, seamless panorama. PhotoStitch automatically arranges still images recorded with the camcorder’s Stitch Assist mode in their correct order and orientation, making it easy to merge them. Please refer to the Camcorder Instruction Manual to learn how to record in Stitch Assist mode.

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    Arrange the order of the images and click [2.Merge]. Operational instructions are displayed in the upper section of the window. Click [Start]. Select [3.Save] and then click [Save]. • Select the destination folder, input the file name and click [Save]. •...

  • Page 44: Exporting Images

    Exporting Images You can change the size, resolution or file format of selected still images. You can also export selected movie and still image information to a text file, or copy and rename movies and still images. Select images in the Browser Area. From the [Edit] menu, select [Write a still image].

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    Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. The options for the export settings vary according to the export type. Follow the instructions displayed in the window. In each case, specify the destination folder and file name for the images to be exported.

  • Page 46: Adding Still Images From Your Computer To The Memory Card

    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can add still images from the computer to a memory card. You can also add sample images for card mix from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh. ❍ Still images in EXIF-JPEG, TIFF, PICT, and Windows bitmap format can be added to a memory card.

  • Page 47: Adding Sample Images To The Memory Card

    In the Add Image window, select the image size and click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. • When recording is complete, the images will appear in the Camera Window. Adding Sample Images to the Memory Card You can add sample images for card mix to the memory card.

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    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card Double-click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [DVC CARD IMAGE] folder. The folders [CAMERA CHROMA], [CARD ANIMATION], [CARD CHROMA] or [CARD LUMINANCE] appear. Open the [CAMERA CHROMA], [CARD ANIMATION], [CARD CHROMA] and [CARD LUMINANCE] folder, select the image you wish to copy to the camcorder and click [Open].

  • Page 49: Customizing Your Camcorder With The My Camera Settings

    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound and shutter sound are called the My Camera Settings. ImageBrowser already contains several My Camera Settings which can be selected in theme sets or individually. The “Animal” theme, for example features and animal in the start-up image and animal calls in each of the sound files.

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    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings Select [Start-up Image, Start-up Sound, Operation Sound, Selftimer Sound and Shutter Sound] and click [OK]. Click [View Camera] to display the My Camera Settings of the camcorder. Alternatively, you can display the My Camera window from the Camera Window by clicking [SETUP OPTIONS] and selecting [My Camera] from the displayed menu.

  • Page 51: My Camera Window

    My Camera Window Saves the setting from the computer to the camcorder. Saves the setting of the Selects the type camcorder to the computer. of the My Camera Settings. Displays the My Camera Displays the Settings of My Camera the camcorder. Settings saved on the Deletes a setting...

  • Page 52: Saving The My Camera Settings To The Camcorder

    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camcorder In the My Camera window, select the theme set you wish to save to the camcorder in the [Computer] list. • To change the settings individually, select the setting type in the [Type] list. •...

  • Page 53: Adding Still Images To The My Camera Window

    On the confirmation window, click [OK]. If you wish to use this setting on the camcorder, change the My Camera Setting on the camcorder itself. Refer to the Camcorder Instruction Manual for details. Adding Still Images to the My Camera Window To use still images recorded with your camcorder, you need to download them to the computer before you can add them to the My Camera Window.

  • Page 54: 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 and PhotoStitch Move the program’s folder into the Trash to uninstall programs such as ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch.

  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Connection ? Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. ➜ Computer does not support the USB interface. The USB interface is not supported for computer not in compliance with the following requirements. Acquire the necessary system to use the USB interface.

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