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  • Page 1 PUB. DIM-587 Digital Video Software Version 8 / Version 9 Instruction Manual Mode d’emploi Manual de Instrucciones If you are using Windows operating system, use the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows. If you are using Macintosh operating system, use the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
  • 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.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4 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 ....................... 8 Checking Supplied Accessories ................9 Windows System Requirements ..................10 What Can Be Accomplished with the Software ..........12 Installing the Software ..................13 Installing the Digital Video Software ..............
  • Page 6 Adding Still Images to the My Camera Window ..........66 Creating an Original Sound File and Adding it to the My Camera Window ..67 Setting ZoomBrowser EX to Start Automatically ..........71 Uninstalling the Software .................. 75 Uninstalling ZoomBrowser EX ................75 Uninstalling the TWAIN Driver/WIA Driver ............
  • Page 7 Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings ......125 Displaying the My Camera Window ..............125 My Camera Window ..................127 Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camcorder .......... 128 Adding Still Images to the My Camera Window ..........129 Uninstalling the Software ................
  • Page 8: 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 9: 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 Windows • DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh • Windows users: Move on to p. 10. •...
  • Page 10: Windows

    USB: only preinstalled Windows 98/ Windows Me/ Windows 2000/ Windows XP systems with built-in USB ports Free Hard Disk Space: • Canon Utilities – ZoomBrowser EX: 120 MB or more (Including the PhotoRecord printing program) – PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more •...
  • Page 11 ❍ The connection may not operate correctly if you are using other USB devices, excluding USB mice or keyboards, at the same time. If this occurs, disconnect the other devices from the computer and try reconnecting the camcorder. ❍ Do not connect two or more camcorders to the same computer via the USB interface.
  • Page 12: What Can Be Accomplished With The Software

    ■ Canon DVC Storage Driver ( The Canon DVC Storage Driver is the driver software for Windows 98 that is required to download MPEG-4 movies from a memory card to a computer.
  • Page 13: Installing The Software

    Installing the Software Installing the Digital Video Software ❍ Before you attach the camcorder to the computer with the USB cable for the first time, you must install one of the following drivers onto the computer. Windows 98/Windows 2000: TWAIN Driver ( Windows Me: WIA Driver ( ❍...
  • Page 14 Installing the Software Windows XP: 1. Select [My Computer] from the [Start] menu. 1. Right-click the CD-ROM icon and select [Open] from the displayed menu. 3. Double-click the [Setup.exe] icon. Depending on the setting of your computer, the file extension “.exe” may not appear.
  • Page 15 Read the license agreement and click [Yes]. Confirm the installation destination and click [Next]. Normally, select (C:\Program Files\Canon). Select the programs you wish to install and click [Next]. Confirm that there is a check mark beside the name of the program you...
  • Page 16 Installing the Software Review the installation settings and click [Next]. • Installation starts. • If the “Digital signature not found” message appears, click [Yes]. When the following window appears, click [OK]. This window only appears if you installed the TWAIN Driver or the WIA Driver.
  • Page 17: Installing The Twain Driver/wia Driver

    ❍ When installation is complete, remove the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows before you connect the camcorder to the computer. ❍ Windows 98/Windows 2000/Windows Me: At this point, the files for the TWAIN Driver or WIA Driver have only been copied to your computer.
  • Page 18 Installing the Software Windows Me WIA (Windows Image Acquisition) Driver WIA Driver is the driver software for USB connection to Windows Me that is required to download still images into ZoomBrowser EX. Read carefully before installing the WIA Driver: When you have set the WIA Driver to start a particular application program when you connect the camcorder, the program may cause an error message similar to the following to appear: “TWAIN data source not found.
  • Page 19: Installing The Dvc Storage Driver (users Of Windows 98 Only)

    Installing the DVC Storage Driver (Users of Windows 98 Only) If you wish to download MPEG-4 movies to the computer, install the DVC Storage Driver following the procedures below. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/ CARD switch to CARD.
  • Page 20 Installing the Software Select [Search for the best driver for your device [Recommended].] and click [Next]. Select [Specify a location:] and click [Browse].
  • Page 21 On the [Browse for Folder] window, double-click the CD-ROM icon, followed by [STORAGE DRIVER] and [WIN98], and click [OK]. Click [Next].
  • Page 22 Installing the Software Click [Next]. The installation starts. Click [Finish]. Installation is complete.
  • Page 23 Check if the DVC Storage Driver has been installed correctly. Double-click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop and check if [CANON_DV] appeared. If [CANON_DV] is not shown, restart your computer. If it still does not appear, installation has not been completed correctly ( 81).
  • Page 24: Connecting The Camcorder To A Computer

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer ❍ Make sure the camcorder is set to [STANDARD]. Open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [USB CONNECT], check that it is set to [STANDARD] and close the menu. ❍ Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer.
  • Page 25 USB Cable USB Terminal on the Camcorder Camcorder End Computer End USB Port on the Computer ❍ Windows 98/Windows 2000/Windows Me: The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer via USB interface, install the TWAIN Driver or the WIA Driver ( 17,18).
  • Page 26: Downloading Still Images (zoombrowser Ex)

    100 when downloading still images to the computer. ❍ Motion JPEG movies recorded with other Canon camcorders can be downloaded with the same procedure as still images. Motion JPEG movies are displayed with a movie icon above the thumbnail.
  • Page 27: Starting Zoombrowser Ex

    (small images). • With Windows 2000, the name of the application program may not appear on the [Canon Camera event] window. In such case, double-click the ZoomBrowser EX icon on the desktop to start ZoomBrowser EX.
  • Page 28 Downloading Still Images (ZoomBrowser EX) Windows Me Insert a memory card containing still images into the camcorder. Connect the Power Adapter to the camcorder. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/ CARD switch to CARD. Wait until the card access indicator stops flashing. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable ( 24).
  • Page 29: Downloading Still Images To The Computer

    Click [Browse and Download Images]. The Camera Window opens, displaying the memory card still images as thumbnails (small images). Downloading Still Images to the Computer In the Camera Window, select the still image you wish to download and click [Download image]. •...
  • Page 30 Downloading Still Images (ZoomBrowser EX) In the Download Settings window, confirm the settings and click [OK] ( 34). The Camera Window closes and the Main Window opens. The downloaded images appear in the Main Window.
  • Page 31: Using A Pc Card Reader/writer

    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 instruction on how to connect the PC Card Reader/Writer, please refer to its manual.
  • Page 32 Downloading Still Images (ZoomBrowser EX) Click [Browse & Download Images]. • The Camera Window opens, displaying the memory card still images as thumbnails (small 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 Camera Window opens.
  • Page 33: Using Other Zoombrowser Ex Functions

    Using Other ZoomBrowser EX Functions Camera Window The Camera Window opens when a connection to a camcorder is initiated. Still images will be displayed as thumbnail (small) images. Buttons are activated when a still image is selected. Thumbnails Indicates that it has been Still images are displayed downloaded to a computer.
  • Page 34: Download Settings Window

    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 still image. If you wish to create a new folder, select [Create new folder] and select the item you wish to use as folder name.
  • Page 35: Main Window

    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.
  • Page 36 Using Other ZoomBrowser EX Functions Toolbar [View Mode]: Switches between the Zoom Mode and Scroll 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.
  • Page 37: Image Viewer Window

    [Rotate]: Rotates selected still images. [Delete]: Deletes selected still images. Image Viewer Window The Image Viewer window appears 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.
  • Page 38: Downloading Mpeg-4 Movies To The Computer

    Downloading MPEG-4 Movies to a Computer Users of Windows 98 must install the DVC Storage Driver to download MPEG-4 movies ( 19). Connect the power adapter to the camcorder. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/ CARD switch to CARD.
  • Page 39: Playing Back Mpeg-4 Movies On The Computer

    Click on a movie file and drag it to the folder in which you wish to download the file. The movie file is copied to the selected folder. Playing Back MPEG-4 Movies on the Computer ❍ Windows Media Player 6.4 or higher is required to play back a MPEG-4 movie.
  • Page 40: Running A Slide Show

    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 select [Setup Slide Show].
  • Page 41 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).
  • Page 42: Adding Sound To A Still Image

    Adding Sound to a Still Image You can add a sound to a still 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 a Still Image In the Main Window, select a still image and select [Add/ Remove Sound] from the [Edit] menu.
  • Page 43: Attaching Still Images To E-mail Messages

    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 program must be enabled as MAPI client. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the e-mail software. Click [Internet] in the Main Window.
  • Page 44 Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages Select the images you wish to send in the Browser Area and click [Change Image Size]. You can select multiple images by continuously clicking on the images. Click on the image again to deselect. Select image size and quality, and click [Send or Save].
  • Page 45 Select to send images by e-mail or to save the images in a folder and click [Finish]. • If you selected [Create a new email], your e-mail program starts and the selected images appear as an attachment in the message window. Input address, subject and your comments and send the message.
  • Page 46: Printing Still Images (photorecord)

    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. ❍ 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).
  • Page 47 Select the still image you wish to print and click [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].
  • Page 48 Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) Select a print mode and click [Next]. Select paper size and other settings and click [Next]. Select [Automatic Layout] and click [Finish]. The PhotoRecord window appears. If you wish to change the layout, select the layout in this window. Click [PRINT] in the PhotoRecord window.
  • Page 49: Selecting The Print Layout And Album Design

    Fixed photo size printing You can squeeze pictures into the paper size for printing. Tiled photo printing The program lays out and prints the specified number of images with no gaps between images on the page. Canon perforated paper printing...
  • Page 50 Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) Select the paper size. When you click [Next], a window for selecting the layout appears. Use the preview to check the print layout. The paper type and size options correspond to the selected print mode. Select the layout. When you click [Finish], the PhotoRecord window appears.
  • Page 51: The Photorecord Window

    The PhotoRecord Window Page title To change the page title, click ▼ on the left side of the window and on the menu that appears, click [Title] and [Edit]. If you click [Save As] on the [File] menu, you Image caption can save the laid out To change the image page as an album.
  • Page 52 Use this button to switch menu that helps you between the size and manipulate the image. rotation options. You cannot alter the size or rotation angle if you selected [Fixed photo size] or [Canon perforated paper] as the print mode.
  • Page 53 ❍ Changing the number of images on a page You can change the number of images on one page. On the [Edit] menu, click [Preferences] and specify the number of images you want to have on one page of the album. Set the number of images on one page here.
  • Page 54: Adjusting Image Quality And Printing (exif 2.2 Compliant)

    Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) Adjusting Image Quality and Printing (Exif 2.2 Compliant) The PhotoRecord utility features functions that allow you to print images with image quality adjustments and also supports the Exif 2.2 standard (or Exif Print). This function automatically selects optimal image correction settings to produce better prints.
  • Page 55: 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 ( print setting) 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 56: Merging Panoramic Images (photostitch)

    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.
  • Page 57 Click [Start]. 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. ❍...
  • Page 58: 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 Windows. Only still images in JPEG format can be added to the memory card. Adding Still Images to the Memory Card Click [Camera &...
  • Page 59 Select the images you wish to add and click [Open Camera Window]. You can select multiple images by continuously clicking on the images. Click on the image again to deselect. In the Add Image window, select the image size and click [Add].
  • Page 60: Adding Sample Images To The Memory Card

    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 and card animation to the memory card. 4 images for CARD CHROMA, 2 images for CARD LUMINANCE, 2 images for CAMERA CHROMA and 4 images for CARD ANIMATION are provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
  • Page 61 Select the sample images you wish to add and click [Open Camera Window]. You can select multiple images by continuously clicking on the images. Click on the image again to deselect. In the Add Image window, click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. •...
  • Page 62: Customizing Your Camcorder With The My Camera Settings

    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.
  • Page 63 Click [Show Camera] to display the My Camera Settings of the camcorder. Do not click [Show Camera] when you wish to create an original sound file 67). Alternatively, you can display the My Camera window from the Camera Window by clicking [Set] and selecting [My Camera] from the displayed menu.
  • Page 64: My Camera Window

    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...
  • Page 65: Saving The My Camera Settings To The Camcorder

    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 [My Computer] list. • To change the settings individually, select the [Set individually] tab and select the setting type in the [Data Type] list.
  • Page 66: Adding Still Images To The My Camera Window

    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings 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.
  • Page 67: Creating An Original Sound File And Adding It To The My Camera Window

    Select the still image file (JPEG) you wish to add and click [Open]. The selected file appears in the [My Computer] list. You can now save the newly added file to the camcorder using the procedures described in Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camcorder ( 65).
  • Page 68 Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings In the My Camera window, select the [Set individually] tab, select a sound type in the [Data Type] list and click [Create Sound]. The My Camera Sound Maker window appears. Click the tab of the sound type you wish to create and click [Record].
  • Page 69 To begin recording, click the [Start] button. 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. •...
  • Page 70 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]. • Close the My Camera Sound Maker window. • The created sound file appears in the [My Computer] list. •...
  • Page 71: Setting Zoombrowser Ex To Start Automatically

    Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Settings] and [Control Panel]. Double click the [Scanners and Cameras] icon. If you cannot find the [Scanners and Cameras] icon, see TWAIN Driver/WIA Driver Uninstallation ( 81). Make sure that [Canon Camera] is selected and click [Properties]. Click the [Events] tab.
  • Page 72 Setting ZoomBrowser EX to Start Automatically Remove the check mark from all programs except ZoomBrowser EX and click [OK]. The next time the camcorder is connected, ZoomBrowser EX starts and the Camera Window opens automatically. Windows Me Insert a memory card containing still images into the camcorder.
  • Page 73 The next time the camcorder is connected, a window appears allowing you to select an application program to start. Select [Canon ZoomBrowser EX], place a checkmark beside “Always use this program for this action” and click [OK]. • ZoomBrowser EX starts and the Camera Window opens automatically.
  • Page 74 24). A window appears allowing you to select an application program to start. Select [Canon ZoomBrowser EX], place a check mark next to “Always use this program for this action” and click [OK]. The next time the camcorder is connected, ZoomBrowser EX starts and the...
  • Page 75: Uninstalling The Software

    ❍ Uninstall also the Camera Window when you have uninstalled ZoomBrowser EX. Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [Camera Window] and [Camera Window Uninstall]. ❍ If you have uninstalled ZoomBrowser EX because of a corrupt database file or other problem, please also delete the Database folder, which can be found within the [C:\Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX] folder.
  • Page 76: Uninstalling The Twain Driver/wia Driver

    Driver Uninstallation ( 81). 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].
  • Page 77: Uninstalling The Dvc Storage Driver (users Of Windows 98 Only)

    Click the [Device Manager] tab and select [View devices by connection]. Delete [Canon DVC Storage Device]. 1. Select [Canon DVC Storage Device] and click [Remove]. 2. In the confirmation dialog, click [OK]. 3. Click [OK] to close the [System Properties] dialog.
  • Page 78 Uninstalling the Software Double-click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop followed by the [C:] drive and the [Windows], [System32] and [Drivers] folders. Find and delete the [CANDVNC.sys] file. Click [bBack] twice to go back to the [Windows] folder and double-click the [System] and [IOSUBSYS] folders.
  • Page 79: 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.
  • Page 80: Driver Installation

    Troubleshooting ZoomBrowser EX Operation ? Cannot download still images ➜ The camcorder it not set to the correct mode. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD. ➜ The camcorder is not set to the correct USB connection mode. Open the menu and select [SYSTEM].
  • Page 81 ❍ 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].
  • Page 82 Troubleshooting If [Canon Camera] appears under the [Other Devices] and/ [Imaging Devices] categories, use the following procedures to delete it. 1. Select [Canon Camera] and click [Remove]. 2. In the confirmation dialog, click [OK]. 3. Click [OK] to close the [System Properties] dialog.
  • Page 83 [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].
  • Page 84 • If you double-click the [Oem*] file, the Windows Notepad program will start and show the file contents. Click each [Oem*] 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.
  • Page 85 1. In Windows Explorer, open the [Program Files] folder under the folder in which you installed ZoomBrowser EX 4 or higher (C:\Program Files\ Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Program\Image Library One). 2. Select the image folder you wish to display and copy the folder to a...
  • Page 86: Macintosh

    PowerPC RAM: Mac OS 9.0-9.2: 64 MB or more of application memory Mac OS X (10.1/10.2): 128 MB or more Interface: Free Hard Disk Space: Canon Utilities – ImageBrowser 50 MB or more – PhotoStitch 30 MB or more 800 × 600 pixels/32,000 colors or better, 1,024 × 768...
  • Page 87: 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 still images recorded onto a memory card to your computer. •...
  • Page 88: Installing The Software

    Installing the Software Before you attach the camcorder to the computer with the USB cable for the first time, you must install the Digital Video Software. Mac OS X Users: Your digital video camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP).
  • Page 89 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 (10.1/10.2): Double click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS X] and [Canon Digital Video Installer] icons. The installer panel appears. Select your language.
  • Page 90 Installing the Software Select the installation destination and click [Choose]. Installation starts. When the message “Installation has finished.” appears, click [OK]. After the installation is complete, restart the computer as prompted.
  • Page 91: Connecting The Camcorder To A Computer

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer ❍ Make sure the camcorder is set to [STANDARD]. Open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [USB CONNECT], check that it is set to [STANDARD] and close the menu. ❍ Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer.
  • Page 92 Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer USB Cable USB Terminal on the Camcorder Camcorder End Computer End USB Port on the Computer...
  • Page 93: Downloading Still Images (imagebrowser)

    ❍ MPEG-4 movies cannot be downloaded with this procedure. Refer to Downloading MPEG-4 Movies to a Computer ( 107). ❍ Motion JPEG movies recorded with other Canon camcorders can be downloaded with the same procedure as still images. Motion JPEG movies are displayed with a movie icon above the thumbnail.
  • Page 94 Select [Display Images] and click [OK]. The Communications Settings window appears. This window only appears the first time the camcorder is connected. Confirm that [USB port] and [Canon Camera] are selected and click [Set]. The Camera Window opens, displaying the camcorder images as...
  • Page 95 How to Set ImageBrowser to Not Start Automatically Click the Apple menu and select [Control Panels] and [Canon ImageBrowser Auto Launch]. The Settings for USB Connection dialog will display. Click [The application program below will start] to clear the check mark.
  • Page 96 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 97: Downloading Still Images To The Computer

    Downloading Still Images to the Computer When using the ImageBrowser’s Camera Window to download images from the camcorder’s memory card, make sure to select [Macintosh HD]. The image will not be saved to the computer when [DCIM] is selected. Follow the instructions below. Mac OS 9.0-9.2: Select [Macintosh HD] in the explorer view section.
  • Page 98 Downloading Still Images (ImageBrowser) Select still images in the Camera window and click [DOWNLOAD]. • A blue frame appears around the selected still image. • Downloaded still images are saved to the computer and appear in the Browser area. Thumbnail Browser area Explorer View Section...
  • Page 99: 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 100: Using Other Imagebrowser Functions

    Using Other ImageBrowser Functions Camera Window The Camera Window opens when a connection to a camcorder is initiated. Still images will be displayed as thumbnail (small) images. Buttons are activated when a still image is selected. The model name of your Thumbnail camcorder appears in place of the The still image is displayed...
  • Page 101: Camera Setting Window

    Camera Setting 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. 1. In the Camera Window, click the [SETUP OPTIONS] button and select [Camera Settings] from the displayed menu.
  • Page 102: Browser Window

    Explorer View Section and to perform a variety of Window. the Browser Area. functions. [CANON CAMERA]: Displays the Camera Window. [SELECT ALL]: Selects all still images/movies in a folder. [SEND TO TRASH]: Deletes selected still images/movies. [REDUCE]: Reduces the size of the thumbnails in the Browser Area.
  • Page 103: Image Viewer Window

    Image Viewer Window The Image Viewer window appears when you double-click a still image, or when you select a still image and click [DISPLAY IMAGE]. Enlarge or reduce the image Current zoom ratio CROP ADJUST COLOR You can extract a part of the image. Click here to display the Adjust 1.
  • Page 104: 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 105: [view] Menu

    [View] Menu You can select the display settings of the Browser Area 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 106: 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 107: Downloading Mpeg-4 Movies To The Computer

    Downloading MPEG-4 Movies to a Computer Connect the power adapter to the camcorder. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/ CARD switch to CARD. Press the CARD STILL/MOVIE button. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable ( 91).
  • Page 108: Playing Back Mpeg-4 Movies On The Computer

    Downloading MPEG-4 Movies to a Computer Playing Back MPEG-4 Movies on the Computer QuickTime Player is required to play back a MPEG-4 movie. Furthermore, you need to download a plug-in decoder from the following homepage. http://www.canondv.com Double-click the [ImageBrowser] icon on the desktop. In the Browser Area, double-click a file with a (movie) icon.
  • Page 109: 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 110: 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 111: Playing Back The Sound

    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 112: Attaching Still Images To E-mail Messages

    Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected still 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]. Select this if you do not wish to reduce the size of the still image.
  • Page 113 Select whether you wish to start your e-mail program and click [Finish]. • If you have selected [Start email application after closing], your e-mail program starts automatically. Open a new e-mail message and attach the image. With some types of e-mail programs, you can attach images to e-mail messages simply by dragging them from the Browser Area to the new message window.
  • Page 114: Printing Still Images (imagebrowser)

    Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) You can select the layout when printing still images. 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). Doing so may cause memory card data to become corrupted.
  • Page 115 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 (10.1/10.2).
  • Page 116: 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 117: 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.
  • Page 118 Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) Mac OS X (10.1/10.2 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 ( 114).
  • Page 119: 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 print ( print settings) 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 120: 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.
  • Page 121 Click [Start]. 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. ❍...
  • Page 122: 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 JPEG, TIFF, PICT, and Windows bitmap format can be added to a memory card.
  • Page 123: 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 and card animation to the memory card.
  • Page 124 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 [CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMINANCE], [CAMERA CHROMA] or [CARD ANIMATION] appear. Open the [CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMINANCE], [CAMERA CHROMA] or [CARD ANIMATION] folder, select the image you wish to copy to the camcorder and click [Open].
  • Page 125: 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.
  • Page 126 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 127: 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 128: 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 129: Adding Still Images To The My Camera Window

    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. Refer to the Camcorder Instruction Manual for details.
  • Page 130: 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 131: 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.
  • Page 132 Troubleshooting ImageBrowser Operation ? Cannot download still images ➜ The camcorder it not set to the correct mode. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD. ➜ The camcorder is not set to the correct USB connection mode. Open the menu and select [SYSTEM].
  • Page 133 CANON INC. U.S.A. Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon Customer Care Center Tel (US): 1-800-828-4040 (Mon.-Fri., 9 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time) CANADA Canon Canada Inc. Tel (Canada): 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666) ASIA Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. 19/F., The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive,...

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