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Contents READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ................ 2 Canon Software License Agreement ..............2 Read This First ....................... 7 Checking Supplied Accessories ................8 System Requirements ................... 9 What Can Be Accomplished with the Software ..........11 Installing the Digital Video Software ..............12 Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer ............
Contents Auto-Downloading Settings ................79 Uninstalling the Software .................. 82 Uninstalling ZoomBrowser EX ................82 Uninstalling the TWAIN Driver/WIA Driver ............83 Troubleshooting ....................84...
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Read This First 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 Windows The explanations in this manual use mainly Windows XP screen shots.
– ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more (Including the PhotoRecord printing program) – PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more • Canon DV TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more • Canon DV WIA Driver: 25 MB or more 800 × 600 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better, Display: 1024 ×...
System Requirements ❍ Not all operations performed with a connection to a USB 2.0 compatible board can be guaranteed.
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 Windows. ■ TWAIN Driver ( TWAIN Driver is the driver software for Windows 98 and Windows 2000 that is required for downloading images from a memory card to a computer.
Installing the Digital Video Software ❍ Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before connecting the camcorder to the computer. ❍ Users of Windows 2000 or Windows XP must first log in as an Administrator to install programs. Windows XP Users: Your digital video camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP).
Select your language. Click Digital Video Software [Install]. For details about the DV Network Software, refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual. Installer Panel If the following dialog appears, click [Restart] to restart the computer. After restarting the computer, installation automatically continues.
[Custom Installation], select a USB driver. (Windows XP: The USB driver supplied with the Windows operating system is used. You do not need to install a USB driver.) - Windows 98/Windows 2000: Canon DV TWAIN Driver - Windows Me: Canon DV WIA Driver Select your country/region and click [Next].
Review the installation settings and click [Next]. • Installation starts. • If the “Digital signature not found” message appears, click [Yes]. When installation is complete, select [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.] and click [Finish].
Installing the Digital Video Software When the computer has restarted and the regular desktop screen is displayed, remove the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows from the CD-ROM drive. ❍ When installation is complete, remove the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows before you connect the camcorder to the 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. ❍...
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer • For instructions on how to start ZoomBrowser EX and download images to the computer, see Downloading Images ( 19). USB Cable USB Terminal on the Camcorder Camcorder End Computer End USB Port on the Computer...
Downloading Images (ZoomBrowser EX) ❍ Observe following precautions when the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing (the camcorder is reading or writing from or to the memory card). Failure to do so may cause memory card data to become corrupted. •...
Windows [start] menu and select [All Programs], [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow Set Auto-Launch]. • Windows 2000: If [Canon CameraWindow] is not listed, click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow Set Auto-Launch].
Click [Set]. • The [CameraWindow (Launcher)] icon appears on the taskbar. • Windows Me: If the following dialog appears, click [OK]. To change the settings, you need to restart the computer.
Downloading Images (ZoomBrowser EX) • The [CameraWindow - Download image(s)] window opens. - [Start Image Download]: ZoomBrowser EX starts. The Camera Window opens and images will be downloaded to the computer. For details, see Auto-Downloading ( 22). - [List Images]: ZoomBrowser EX starts. The Camera Window opens, displaying the camcorder images as thumbnails (small images).
Downloading Images from the Camera Window Click [List Images] in the [CameraWindow - Download Image(s)] window. ZoomBrowser EX starts and the Camera Window opens. In the Camera Window, select the image you wish to download and click [Download image]. • An orange frame appears around the selected image. •...
Downloading Images (ZoomBrowser EX) The Camera Window closes and the Main Window opens. The downloaded images appear in the Main Window. 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.
Using a PC Card Reader/Writer The basic operations of ZoomBrowser EX are the same as when you connect the camcorder to the computer. Follow the procedure below to open the Camera Window. For instructions on how to connect the PC Card Reader/Writer, please refer to its manual.
Downloading Images (ZoomBrowser EX) Click [Browse & Download Images]. If multiple PC card readers loaded with memory cards are connected or if a camcorder and a PC card reader are connected, a selection dialog will appear before the [CameraWindow - Download Image(s)] window opens. Select one of the devices to proceed and click [OK].
Using Other ZoomBrowser EX 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.
Using Other ZoomBrowser EX Functions Download Settings Window The following window appears when you select a task in the Task Area of the Camera Window. Select a folder in which you wish to download and save the image. If you wish to create a new folder, select [Create new folder] and select the item you wish to use as folder name.
Main Window ZoomBrowser EX's Main Window features various buttons and an image display area. This section introduces the names and functions of the various window parts. Clicking hides the area. Click again to redisplay the area. Toolbar Task Area Folders Area Browser Area Select image folders here.
Using Other ZoomBrowser EX Functions Toolbar [View Mode]: Selects the view mode. Menu options: Scroll Mode, Zoom Mode and Preview Mode. Scroll Mode: Displays the images in the selected folder at a large, easy-to- view size. When there are more images than can fit in the Browser Area, a scroll bar appears at the right of the Browser Area.
[Properties]: Displays image information (such as shooting date/time and image size). If you select an image in the Browser Area while the Properties window is open, the information in the window switches to the contents of the selected image. You can change the file name or enter a comment.
Using Other ZoomBrowser EX Functions Image Viewer Window The Image Viewer window opens when you double-click a still image, or when you select a still image and click [View Image]. Zoom Color, Brightness and Contrast You can change You can adjust the color, the zoom ratio.
Playing Back Movies From a Memory Card In the Camera Window and Main Window, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a movie icon ( ). When you double-click the thumbnail in the Main Window, QuickTime Player starts and plays back the movie. ❍...
Playing Back Movies From a Memory Card Click the e (play) button in QuickTime Player. The movie will be played back.
Editing Movies (MovieEdit Task) You can link images, insert text and background music, and add effects. You can also change the size of selected movies and save them as new files. QuickTime 5.0 or a later version is required to edit movies. If it is not already installed on your computer, install it from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
Editing Movies (MovieEdit Task) 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.
Editing Movies (MovieEdit Task) Click [Save]. Movies are saved as AVI files in Motion JPEG format. Destination Folder Click [Exit].
Exporting Movies (MovieExport Task) You can change the size or file format of selected movies and save them as new files. ❍ QuickTime 5.0 or a later version is required to export movies. If it is not already installed on your computer, install it from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
Exporting Movies (MovieExport Task) Select a movie and click [Select the save format]. You can select multiple images or a folder to include all images in that folder. Select a file format and click [Set the save format]. 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 The Main Window opens.
Running a Slide Show You can view selected still images in a slide show. Movies cannot be selected for a slide show. Click [View & Modify] in the Main Window. Click [View as a Slide Show]. Select the images and click [Setup 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 seconds”, you can select the interval in the control below (from 1 to 120 seconds).
Searching Images You can search for images marked as your Favorites or by modification date, shooting date or keywords. You can mark images as Favorites ( 47) and add keywords ( 47). Searching Images Click [View & Modify] in the Main Window. Select the folder in which you wish to search for the image and click [Search].
Specify the search conditions. • Place a check mark beside the parameter you wish to use. • If you selected [Modification Date] or [Shooting Date], set the date range. If you selected [Keywords], select the keywords. Clicking here hides the search parameter details. Click [Start Search].
Searching Images Click [Finish]. To change the search parameters and perform another search, click [Specify Search Condition] 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 ZoomBrowser EX is closed or another search is performed.
Setting Parameters for Future Searches Select an image in the Browser Area. Select [View/Modify Keywords] from the [Tools] menu. Place a check mark beside [Favorite Photo] or the keyword you wish to use and click [OK]. Click here to mark as a favorite photo.
Searching Images The symbol shown below is displayed on images marked as Favorites. Favorites Symbol You can add and delete keywords. Open the Manage keywords window by selecting [Manage keywords] from the [Tools] menu.
Adding Sound to an Image You can add a sound to an image. The sound file needs to be in WAVE format (extension “.wav”) or in MIDI format (extension “.mid” or “.midi”). The sound cannot be played back on the camcorder. Adding Sound to an Image In the Main Window, select an image and select [Add/ Remove Sound] from the [Edit] menu.
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]. You can select multiple still images by continuously clicking on the still images. Click on the still image again to deselect. Select image size and quality, and click [Send or Save]. •...
Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages 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.
Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) PhotoRecord is a printing program. You can use this program to lay out the still images for printing. You can also create original albums and save them to your computer. 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).
Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) Select the still image you wish to print and click [Select Captions for Printing]. You can select multiple images by continuously clicking on the images. Click on the image again to deselect. Select the image information you wish to include in the print and click [Open Layout Print].
Click [Select Printer & Album Type] and select a printer and album type. Select the printer. Select the album type. Click [Select Paper] and select the media type, paper size and page orientation. • If you click [Decorate Album], you can change the theme (a consistent design for background, photo frames and text frames), or set the design elements individually.
Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) Click [Print], confirm the number of copies and other print settings, and click [Print]. Printing starts. PhotoRecord automatically performs image correction for images shot with Exif 2.2 compatible camcorders and even other images, yielding high-quality prints. 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.
Select the still image you wish to print and the number of copies. • [Standard Print]: Prints selected images in the specified number of copies. Use the arrows next to the boxes below the image to select the number of copies. •...
Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) You can merge a series of overlapping still 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.
Arrange the order of the images and click [2. Merge]. Operational instructions are displayed in the upper section of the window. Click [Start].
Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) Select [3. Save] and then click [Save]. • Select the destination folder, input the file name and click [Save]. • In the View the Saved Image? window, click [Yes]. The Viewer window opens and displays the merged image. •...
Exporting Images You can change the size, resolution or file format of selected still images and save them as new files, or export still images for use as screen saver or wallpaper. You can also export selected movie and still image information to a text file, or copy and rename movies and still images.
Exporting Images Select the export type and click [Specify Export Settings]. • [Edit Images and Resave]: Converts still images to another file format, resizes and saves them as new files. You can select the file format from JPEG, TIFF, and BMP. You can also specify a prefix to be added to the exported still images.
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.
Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can add still images (JPEG) from the computer to a memory card. You can also add sample images for card mix from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows. Adding Still Images to the Memory Card Click [Camera &...
Select the still images you wish to add and click [Open Camera Window]. You can select multiple still images by continuously clicking on the still images. Click on the still image again to deselect. In the Add Image window, select the image size and click [Add].
Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card Adding Sample Images to the Memory Card You can add sample images for card mix to the memory card. 4 images for CARD CHROMA and CARD ANIMATION, and 2 images for CARD LUMINANCE and CAMERA CHROMA are provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
In the Folders Area of the Main Window, select the CD-ROM icon followed by [DVC CARD IMAGE]. Sample images or folders for CAMERA CHROMA, CARD ANIMATION, CARD CHROMA and CARD LUMINANCE appear in the Browser Area. Select the sample images you wish to add and click [Open Camera Window].
Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card In the Add Image window, click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. • When recording is complete, the sample images will appear in the Camera Window.
Saving Images on CD-R/RW Disks (Windows XP Only) You can copy and save images to CD-R and 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.
Saving Images on CD-R/RW Disks (Windows XP Only) Click [Backup to CD]. Select the folders or images you wish to save and click [Specify Backup Settings].
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.
Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self- timer sound are called the My Camera Settings. ZoomBrowser EX 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.
Select the setting you wish to replace in the [Camera] list and click [Save to Camera]. On the confirmation window, click [OK]. • The selected setting replaces the old setting and appears in the [Camera] list. • If you wish to use this setting on the camcorder, change the My Camera Setting on the camcorder itself.
Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings My Camera Window For individual Selects the type of the settings. My Camera Settings. Displays the For setting in My Camera theme sets. Settings of the camcorder. Displays the My Camera Plays back the Settings saved sound setting on the...
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. In the My Camera window, click the [Set individually] tab, select [Startup Image] in the [Data Type] list and click [Add File].
Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings Creating an Original Sound File and Adding it to the My Camera Window ❍ QuickTime is required to play back the sound. If QuickTime is not already installed on your computer, install the QuickTime from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
Click the [Stop] button to stop recording, and click [Close]. Recording stops automatically after 30 seconds. Edit the sound data so that it confirms to the time limits. • Select the sound type by clicking the [Sound Format] button. • Adjust the length of the recording to conform with the time limits by moving the blue and red switches and clicking the [Cut] button.
Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings Click the [Save] tab, check if the sound file was created and click [Save]. Input a file name and click [OK]. • The created sound file appears in the [My Computer] list. •...
Auto-Downloading Settings You can set the action that is carried out when ZoomBrowser EX is started. When you set ZoomBrowser EX to automatically download images from the camcorder when ZoomBrowser EX is started, specify the download settings. In the Main Window, select [Auto-download setting] from the [Camera] menu.
Auto-Downloading Settings Select the image type to be downloaded and click [Save In]. When the protect switch of the SD Memory Card is activated during auto- downloading, the images will not be marked as “already transferred”, and will be transferred again when you select [New images] later. Select the destination folder in which you wish to save the image and click [Set Action].
Set the action to be carried out after images are downloaded and click [Setup Completed]. Allows you to display the folder in which the images have been saved after downloading them. Allows you to perform one of the following processes in succession. •...
❍ Uninstall all programs in [Canon Utilities] when you have uninstalled ZoomBrowser EX. ❍ PhotoRecord and PhotoStitch can be removed with the same procedure. ❍ RemoteCapture Task and RAW Image Task are used with Canon digital cameras. The camcorder does not support these programs.
Driver Uninstallation ( 85). Windows 98/Windows 2000: 1. Delete [Canon Camera] from the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] list. 2. Click [OK] to close the window. 3. Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [DV TWAIN Driver x.x] and [TWAIN Driver Uninstall].
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.
❍ 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].
Double-click the [System] icon. The [System Properties] dialog appears. Click the [Device Manager] tab. If [Canon Camera] appears under the [Other Devices] and/or [Imaging Devices] categories, use the following procedures to delete it. 1. Select [Canon Camera] and click [Remove].
[Other Devices] and/or [Imaging Devices] categories, use the following procedures to delete it. 1. Select [Canon Camera] or the name of the camcorder model, right-click the mouse button and select [Delete]. 2. In the confirmation dialog, click [OK].
• If you double-click an [Oem*.inf] file, the Windows Notepad program will start and show the file contents. 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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