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instruction Manual
-ELU:_A2/-ELU:_A 2G_
This instruction
book explains
the use of the ELURA2
and ELURA2
MC camcorders.
only dif-
is that the ELURA2
MC includes
a MultiMediaCard
that illustrations
in this instruction
book refer
to the ELURA2


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    DiGiTAL VIDEO CAMCORDER instruction Manual CallOll Mini'I_W Digital Video Cassette -ELU:_A2/-ELU:_A 2G_ This instruction book explains the use of the ELURA2 and ELURA2 MC camcorders. only dif- ference between these models is that the ELURA2 MC includes a MultiMediaCard Memory Card function.

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    Canon U.S.A. Inc. i One Canon P aza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,...

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    In these safety instructions the word Power Sources- The CA-400 Compact "product" refers to the Canon Digital Video Power Adapter should be operated only Camcorder ELURA2/ELURA2 MC and all its from the type of power source indicated accessories. on the marking label. If you are not sure...

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    Overloading -- Do not overload wall replacement parts that are specified by outlets and extension cords as this can Canon or that have the same result in a risk of fire or electric shock. characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized...

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    Search/ INSTRUCTIONS ........Date Search) ........Returning to a Pre-Marked Position ..79 Thank you fbr Choosing a Canon ....6 Introducing the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC ..7 Editing to a VCR ........Finding Your Way Around Dubbing to/fl'om a Cassette with Digital ELURA2/ELURA2 MC ......

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    First, we'd like to thank you for Your catncorder is supplied with the purchasing this Canon camcordet: following accessories: adwmced technology tnakes it vet3/ easy to use -- you will soon be making high-quality videos which will give you pleasure for years to cotne.

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    ELURA2/ELURA2 From wide-angle to 10× conforms to the digital video M,,_[_vstandard telephoto--with canon connects iS equipped with the unparalleled optical ... [EEE 1394 DV terminal quality. The digital zoom to give you outstanding magnifies this up to 40x picture and sound quality.

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    Before operating your camera, you will need to use the power adapter Provide power from an AC outlet Charge a battery pack " The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100-240 AC, 50/(70 Hz) to the DC current used by your camera. , If the adapter is used next to a TV.

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    Your batte U pack was partially charged before it left the factory. It should have enough power for you to check that your camera is working properly. However, you must charge the battery pack fully if you want it to power the camera more than a few minutes.

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    Subject to change without notice. When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-400 or equivalent. The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC.

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    Only use videocassettes marked with the M,_,_" logo.* 1. Make sure that you have attached a power source. 2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT _ switch upwards to release the cassette compartment cover. • Pull the cover fully open (while holding the button upwards) and wait a "= "5...

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    To protect your recording from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette so that it exposes the hole. (This switch position is usually labeled SAVE o1 ERASE OFF.) If you load this cassette and put the camera hi record pause mode ( [22_1 16), "THE TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION"...

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    Have you completed the following steps'? ° Attached a power somce ( _2111). ° Removed the lens cap ( l_ 116). ° Chosen the display: view-finder ( E_ 116) or LCD screen ( [_ 21 ) ° Extended the view-finder ( 12221 116)/adjusted the LCD screen ( E_l21 ) "r.

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    • To check that the camera is recording correctly, make a test recording first. • Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.

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    You can record and play back a tape in SP (standard play) and LP (long play) modes. LP extends tape usage by 1.5 times. You can't add sound (audio dubbing) or images (A/V insert) to a tape that has been recorded in LP mode. If you plan to use either of these fnnctions later, record in SP mode.

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    The camera's short operation confirmafion beeps a re indicated by,,_ inthe illustrations. Beeps s ound u pon certain c amera operations such itswhen youturn thecamera on,during theself-tin-ler countdown, rightbefore t hecamera's automatic shut-off, and also upon anyunusual condition ofthecamera. Beeps a re notrecorded onthetape.

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    The camera's 10× zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for each scene: . Move the zoom control towards W to zoom out to wide-angle, . Move it towards T to zoom in to telephoto, You can also control the speed of zooming: .

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    Push the LCD panel OPEN button and open the panel by pulling it away from the camera. This automatically switches the LCD screen on and the view-finder off. When you close the LCD panel, the LCD screen automatically switches off and the view-finder switches back on.

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    . Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel. . Do not hold the camera by the LCD panel or the view finder . Make sure you open the LCD panel at 90 °, before attempting to rotate it. .

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    When you turn the LCD panel so that it faces the same direction as the lens, you can watch yourself during recording or let your subject monitor recording. The view-finder is also actiwtted when the panel is in this '_i!! _ i!!i!!il position.

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    , To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the .ql.,4l ( rewind) button. , [f the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.

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    Playback pause Press the Ill (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press the _ (play) button. The camera automatically goes into stop mode after about 5 minutes' playback pause. Fast f_rward playback To play back the recording at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the m_,.D_- (fast fOl-w-ard)button during normal playback or press and hold the _ (fast...

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    The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the sound track alongside the picture during playback. Adjust the speaker volume by turning the SELECT dial. , Turn the SELECT dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume.

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    You can connect the camera to a TV or VCR in order to play back your recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camera ( [222[ 11). Power off all devices before starting the connections, See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details. The DU-300 Docking Unit is fitted with microphone,...

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    Specifications S-video terminal input/output 1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal) Microphone terminal ¢ 3.5 mm stereo mini jack, -57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/at least 5 kohms Headphone terminal ¢ 3.5 mill stereo mini jack LANC _ terminal ¢...

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    • Connect the camera using the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable. Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal / (left). Connect the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right). Connect the yellow- plug to the yellow- video terminal VIDEO.

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    For maximum stability, grip the camera in your right hand and keep your right elbow- pressed against your body, ff necessary support the camera with your left hand, With practice, you will be able to operate the controls by touch, without taking your eye off the action, •...

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    Instead of zooming while recording, Long shot to choose your picture angle before you begin. A good way to tell a story with video is to begin with a long shot that establishes the situation, and then move Medium shot in with medium shots and close-ups show- the details.

  • Page 33

    NiNNiiiiiiih With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable during telephoto recording. However, the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC's hnage stabilizer allows you to obtain steady recordings even at high magnification. MENU_ _>[,IMAGE S./{_}) *0hi [_GAM.SET To turn the image stabilizer off, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP. Then select IMAGE S., set it to OFF and close the menu.

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    Many of the camera's advanced functions are selected from menus which appear in the display. There are 4 main menus: CAM. MENU Camera menu ([_36) VCR MENU VCR menu ([_37) C.REC MENU Card record menu ([_39)(ELURA2MC only) C.PLAY MENU Card play menu ([_]40)(ELURA2MC only) ®...

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    1. Turn the POWER dial to the appropriate setting. 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu. • One of the main menus appears, according to the POWER dial setting. 3. Turn the SELECT dial and move tile arrow to tile desired submenu.

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    Turn to the appropriate page for a detailed explanation of each function. • CAM. MENU Appears when the POWER dial is set to I or I- There are 5(+1) submenus within the CAM. MENU. O To digital effects submenu CAM.MENU _SEL.

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    VCR set up submenu @ Record mode ......@ Wind screen ......[:12166 WIND SCREEN.OFF 'IS' 9) Audio mode ......AUDIO MODE ..*RETURN @ Return Display set up subinenu @ Brightness ......@ Mirror mode ......[222t 23 MIRROR ..SCREEN...ON @ TV screen ......

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    Digital effects submenu (1) Digital effects select ..... E22161 D. EFFECTS _SEL, SE_SET M_UCt.0SE (2) Fader ........_216 l ({)-- (3) Effect ........1_ 62 (2,-- - FADER ..EFFECT. • @ Multi-hnage screen speed ..{2221 63 -M. S. SPEED .."ii _ I_ S SPL m..

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    Display set up submenu @ Brightness ......[222122 @ Displays ......_21 132 DISPLAYS ..@ 6-second auto date ....[_77 --6SEC.DATE...OFF --_2i) CODE...DATEiTIME-- DATA @ Data code ......[2221 76 -D/TIME SEL..DATE & TIME @,-- *RETURN @ Date/time select ....[222175 @ Return System submenu...

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    Camera set up submenu (6) Shutter speed ......{) -- @ Digital zoom ......_2120 @ [mage stabilizer ..... 1_ 33 WHITE BAL...AUTO @ White balance ....... [2] 73 -*RETURN @ Return IMAGE S._R_.ON Card set up submenu 3!) Image quality ......9) File numbers ......

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    Card operations subinenu (1) To index ......CARD OPER. _SEL,_:_ SET] (2) To image protect ...._21103 _I_II!!!M!_iEIXii ¸II;!;!;!;I!}I!I_I_!;I_)_IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII_i g@6TgeT_ (39 To print mark ...... _ 111 -_PRI MAR K €"_ COPY[C_,*_] @ Copy fiom card to cassette. _ IMAGE ERASE FORMAT - (5) hnage erase ......

  • Page 42

    The supplied wireless controller can operate the camera fi'om a distance of up to 16 feet (5 m). Point it at the camera's remote sensor while you press the buttons. The camera's tally lamp will light up when it receives signals fiom the wireless controller There are some fnnctions that cannot be operated without the wireless...

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    To prevent interference from other Canon wireless controllers being used nearby, there are 2 remote sensor modes and an off setting. The wireless controller and the camera have to be set to the same mode in order to be compatible.

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    If your wireless controller isn't working: Make sure the camera and the wireless controller are both set to the same mode_ Check the mode the camera is set to by pushing any button other than the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller The camera's mode appears in purple for about 4 seconds.

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    The date and/or thne display forms pal-t of the data code, You can choose to display or hide it during playback ([_75). Set the date and time display when you first start using your camera. Install the backup batte U before you begin ( [_3119). , Before you stal-t setting the date and time, select your home time zone from the menu.

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    Time zone No. Time zone LONDON 13J WELLGTN (Wellington) PARIS il;41 SAMOA CAIRO ;J51 HONOLU (Honolulu) MOSCOW ANCHOR (Anchorage) DUBAI i17J hA. (Los Angeles) KARACHI i18] DENVER DACCA i19J CHICAGO BANGKOK i20] N.Y. (New York) H. KONG (Hong Kong) i21] CARACAS TOKYO RIO (Rio de Janeiro) SYDNEY...

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    Ariel you set the date and thne, the date/time and home time zone will be displayed for about 4 seconds each time you turn the power on. M..U, [.SYSTEM [.0TME ET 2000112:00 1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM. 2. Select D/TIME SET.

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    In Progressive Scan Mode, the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC's Digital Motor Drive records 30 frill frame images per second, continuously, for superior quality frames. Use Progressive Scan Mode for fast moving scenes and moments that ale hard to capture just taking a still photo. Check your tennis or golf swing, for example, or capture...

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    ELURA2 MC only: To take still images on a MultiMediaCard, see p. 97. You can record still pictures like a photograph. The camera records the pictme sound to tape for approxinmtely 6 seconds. The exposure is automatically adjusted. Your still photos can be transferred to a PC for image enhancement and printout.

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    " If the subject is unsuitable for autofocus (1223 125), the camera may not be able to focus, and O may continue to flash white in the display. Adjust the focus manually with the SELECT dial. ° If you are using manual focus ([222172),the O mark starts as a continous green mark.

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    -For ELURA2 - Tile Floppy Disk Still Image Recorder FR-100 captures images taken with tile camel*a, compressing them in JPEG format and recording them as still images onto a floppy disk. 1. Connect tile power sources for tile camera and tile FR-100. 2.

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    When the camera is in record pause mode, you can use record search to play the tape forwards or backwards to find the point where you want to start or resume recording. This is useful when you want to add a new scene to a previously used cassette.

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    The camera provides you with a choice of 7 recording programs. They use different combinations of camera settings in order to adjust the exposme and other ffmctions to match the recording situation. , For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide the program selector to the D position.

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    1. Slide the program selector to [] (program AE) mode. 2. Press the SELECT dial in to display the program menu. 3. Turn the SELECT dial to move the arrow up or down the display. 4. Press the SELECT dial in to select the desired program.

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    The simplest way to use the camera is with the program selector set to the [1 position. The camera will take care of focus, exposure and other adjustments, leaving you fiee to point and shoot. This is the slune its the Easy Recording program, except that you now- have the option of using any of the camera's manual functions.

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    This program is designed for recording spotlit scenes, such as on a stage. The exposure automatically adjusted for glare-free recordings of subjects lit by a concentrated light somce. Use this program in places where the background is so bright that the subject appears underexposed in the display -- a sunny beach or...

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    Use the camera's digital effects for more interesting productions. (ELURA2 MC only: See p. 106 for CARD MIX) • Faders: Stall or end scenes on a tape with a fade to or fi'om black ( [212] 59). Fade Trigger, Wipe, Scroll, Mosaic Fade , Effects: Add flavor to your recordings ( C[21 6 0).

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    , When you do not want to use digital effects, set D.E.SELECT to OFF through the menu. , The camera remembers your chosen digital effect setting until you change it. , Digital effects can be selected but not operated on a blank blue screen (appears in VCR mode).

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    ® Faders When you start recording, the scene gradually fades in from a black screen. When you stop recording, it gradually fitdes out. __i_!_!_ i!i_ili!i!!_!_!ii!!iiiiiiii{ _ijlii! _iili __, _, _, _, _, _, _, _,_, _, _, _, _, _, _,_, _, _, _, _, _, _,_, _, _, _, _, _, _, _,_, _, _, _, _, _, _,_,...

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    O Effecls Adds a paint-like effect, called solarization, to the hnage. Makes the hnage black and white. Makes a monocl'u'ome image with a brownish tint. tl= _ Blurs the image by enlarging the size of some pixels.

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    Digital effects can be set with the controls on the body of the camera or the wfleless controller. Pressing the A/Y buttons on the wireless controller correspond to turning the SELECT dial up and down, and pressing the SET button corresponds to pressing the SELECT dial in.

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    8. If you're in MOVIE or P.SCAN mode: Fade in- Press the start/stop button. Fade out- Press the start/stop button. If you're in VCR mode: Fade in- Press the _ (play) button. Fade out- Press the | | (pause) button. Sound records/plays back normally.

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    Divides your display image into 4, 9 or 16 smaller images with the Image Capture feature. With this feature, the camera captures the current scene being shot or replayed. Choose the transition speed -- manual, fast (every 4 hames), moderate (eve U 6 frames) or slow- (eve U 8 frames) -- at which to capture a moving subject, such as a person playing tennis or golf.

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    8. Close the menu. • The digital effects menu disappears. , MULTI-S flashes in the display. [Multi-image screen on/off] 9. Push tile D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button. • Manual: As you press the ON/OFF button, scenes will be captured one after another the indicated number of times. [f you push and hold the ON/OFF button for more than a second, the last image captured will be erased.

  • Page 65

    ELURA2/ELURA2 MC can record sound on a tape in two audio modes -- 16 bit and 12 bit. The 16 bit mode produces the higher sound quality (slightly superior to CD) while the 12 bit mode records on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2) for you to add new- sound at a later date.

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    You can monitor the sound while recording and playing back by attaching stereo headphones to the @ terminal on the docking unit. You can adjust the volume of attached headphones by turning the SELECT dial. • A VOLUME bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume.

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    This is usefnl when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording movies o1:still photographs_ 1. Press tile © self-timer button on tile body of tile camera the SELF TIMER button on tile wireless controller. • SELF-T appears in the display. , To have the subject monitor recording, rotate the LCD panel 180°...

  • Page 68

    , If you have the beep turned on, it sounds each time the tally lamp flashes before recording. , To cancel the self-timer before the countdown hits begun, press the © SELF TIMER button. , To cancel the self-timer once the countdown has begun, press the ©...

  • Page 69

    When you am recording in situations where the lighting may change suddenly, you can lock the exposure the current level in older to control the brightness of the image. To lock the exposure, press the EXP button. Press it again to return to auto exposure.

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    . You cannot adjust the exposure without the _ mark before E.LOCK in the display. Push the EXP button so that _ appears before E.LOCK. Then you can adjust the exposure manually. • The standard exposure level depends on which recording program you have selected.

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    Concerning shooting in fluorescent lighting When the camera is set to Eli (Easy Recording) or the Auto recording program, automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed to compensate. However. if the brightness of the LCD or viewfinder display starts to flicker, make sure the camera is set to the Auto recording...

  • Page 72

    The camera can focus automatically. All you have to do is point it, and whatever is in the center of the display will usually be in sharp focus. If it does not seem to be focusing well, it may be because the subject is not suitable for autofocus. You can use the manual focusing function for more control over focusing.

  • Page 73

    The camera's auto white balance system compensates for a wide range of lighting conditions. Although slight wtriations are unavoidable, colors will appear natural in virtually eve W situation. [n some cases, you will get better results by setting the white balance yourself, or using one of the two preset modes: .6= [ndoor Mode...

  • Page 74

    Setting the white balance manually will probably work better than auto white balance when shooting: Subjects with one dominant color, such as sky, sea or forest Close-ups In rapidly changing lighting conditions In places lit by certain types of fluorescent o1 mercu U vapor lights •...

  • Page 75

    The data code contains the date and time the recording was made. Cassette data codes can also display camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings). During VCR mode, the data code can be displayed or lridden while the camera in play, slow- or still mode. Camera data may be displayed as "- - -"...

  • Page 76

    You can also choose to display camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings) in cassette data codes. CODE...DATEt'TIME _DATA MENU I I"DISP. SET To change, open the menu and select DISESET UP. Then select DATA CODE, set it to DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA or CAM.

  • Page 77

    The 6-second auto date appears for 6 seconds to mark the changeover of a day if the tape was being recorded at 12:00 midnight. It also appears for 6 seconds when you stall playback and have the data code turned off.

  • Page 78

    iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii This allows you to move quickly through still pictures recorded anywhere on a tape (photo search) or between different dltys or areas of recording (date search) on a tape. 1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo/date search.

  • Page 79

    Use thewheless controller tomark apoint o natape that y ouwant t oretmn to following playback, 1. Press tile ZEROSETMEMORYbuttonon tile wireless controller during playback at a point want to return to later. ° The thne code is replaced by a tape counter that is set to zero with the [] indication.

  • Page 80

    By connecting the camera to a VCR, you can edit your recordings in order to remove unwanted scenes -- or combine different shots to create your own video productions. 1. Connect the camera to the VCR. • See "Connections for Playback on a TV Screen" on p. 28. 2.

  • Page 81

    1. Connect the camera and the other digital device. • Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs marked with the arrows facing its shown above. _,-2-_ 2. Prepare the other device. • Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.

  • Page 82

    1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode. 2. Press the camera's REC PAUSE button. • The camera enters record pause mode. 3. Start playback on tile other digital device while you monitor tile...

  • Page 83

    You can record a TV program or a video played on your VCR or analog camcorder (for digital camcorders, see p. 81 ) onto a tape in the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC, if the TV or other device has audio/video outputs. • ff an anomalous signal is sent from the TV or VCR, the images recorded on the tape may also be anomalous (although it may not appear so on the TV image), or not recorded at all.

  • Page 84

    1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode. 2. Press the REC PAUSE button. • S-video and A/V [N/OUT terminals automatically work as input terminals. °...

  • Page 85

    You can insert new scenes fiom your VCR or other camcorder onto your pre- recorded tape using the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC's analog line-in or DV in terminals. Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and audio. Scene to be inserted Tile pl tyback tape Insert start point Insert end point...

  • Page 86

    The tape in the camera: When using the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC's A/V insert function, only record to tapes recorded in SP mode with continuously recorded thne codes. If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in LP mode on the tape, recording will stop.

  • Page 87

    1. On the VCR, locate a point 3 seconds before the scene to be inserted. Set the VCR to playback pause mode. 2. On the camera, press PLAY and locate the recording start point. Set the camera to playback pause mode. •...

  • Page 88

    You can add sound to the original sound on a prerecorded tape from audio products (AUDIO IN) or with the internal or external microphone (MIC. IN). The original sound will not be erased. For best results, add sound to tapes that have been recorded with this camera in SP mode with 12 bit sound.

  • Page 89

    , When you add sound using the built-in microphone make sum not to connect any cables to the M[C terminal (on the DU-300). , To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal ( 12221 29) or the A/V terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV.

  • Page 90

    Press AUDIO DUB. • AUDIO DUB. and @ll appear on the display. Press the PAUSE button (and start play on the other audio device if AUDIO IN). , Audio dubbing starts. , If MIC. IN, direct your vmce into the microphone. , @11 changes to @.

  • Page 91

    When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12 bit mode, you can set the audio output to play: stereo 1 (the original sound), stereo 2 (any new- sound, dubbed to the tape after recording), or mix the balance between the two.

  • Page 92

    When you play back a tape whose audio has been recorded on multiple channels, you can change the output channels of that sound. MENU _vc, SET UP /)_) _OUTPUT C.., , ( [Z3 34) 1. Load a tape recorded with multiple-channel audio.

  • Page 93

    The MultiMediaCard (MMC), a type of Memory Card, stores and manages still hnages taken by the camera. You can do the following with the Mu|tiMediaCard: • Record still images ([22_197) • View still images 3 ways: Single (_21 101), Slide show- ([_21102), Index 102) •...

  • Page 94

    1. Turn the POWER dial to OFF. 2. Slide the MultiMediaCard compartment cover in the direction tile arrow open. 3. Insert or remove the MultiMediaCard. • Push the MultiMediaCard all the way in. • Remove the MultiMediaCard by pushing the card in and letting it spring out.

  • Page 95

    • Depending on the image you are recording, sometimes there will be no difference in image quality between settings. , Images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic E×perts Group) format. • The number of pi×els is 640 × 480 (VGA) in both FINE and STANDARD modes.

  • Page 96

    The images you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0001-9900 and stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder is numbered from 100 to 998 and recorded on the MultiMediaCard. Siunple images have been pre-recorded on the supplied MultiMediaCard, entering folder number 100. Set the image file numbers so that they reset each time a new- MultiMediaCard inserted, or so that they count up continuously.

  • Page 97

    -ELURA2 MC only- Take still flnages to a MultiMediaCard. You can also record onto a MultiMediaCard images from a tape in the camera, or images input through the DV in terminal. ° Moving pictures cannot be recorded onto a MultiMediaCard. °...

  • Page 98

    , To use the self-timer press the O button before step 3, and then press the PHOTO button fully down. For full details of how to use the self-timer, refer to p. 67. , The wireless controller's PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the button fully and the camera immediately takes the hnage.

  • Page 99

    -ELURA2 MC only- iiii_i!_!i!_!i_!_!_!_!_! Record an image froth a cassette onto a MultiMediaCard. To automatically record multiple still images from a cassette to a MultiMedia Card, refer to "Copying Still [rouges IYotn a Cassette" on p.109. • For highest hnage quality, we recotnmend using im hnage recorded in Progressive Scim mode ([222148).

  • Page 100

    1. Connect the camera to the other digital device. , Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs marked with the arrows facing its shown above. 2. Prepare the other device. • Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.

  • Page 101

    TV. see "Connections for Playback on a TV Screen" on p. 28) , The camera may not be able to copy or play, etc., images recorded on a non- Canon camera or enhanced on a PC. There are 3 ways to view still images: •...

  • Page 102

    • Slide Show With an image in the display, press tile SLIDE SHOW button. , The images play back one after the other for 5 seconds each. To stop the slide show, press the SLIDE SHOW button. , The slide show stal_ts o1 stops each thne you press the SLIDE SHOW button.

  • Page 103

    -ELURA2 MC only- Select hnportant images and protect then_ fiom accidental erasure. If a MultiMediaCard is formatted, however, all images, including protected images, will be permanently erased (I_ 112). • The pre-recorded sample images provided on the MultiMediaCard are already protected.

  • Page 104

    -ELURA2 MC only- Erase images singly or all a once. , You cannot erase protected images. Cancel image protection (_ 103) first in order to erase an image. , Erase images with caution. Once an image has been erased it cannot be restored.

  • Page 105

    [To erase all images on the MultiMediaCard at once J 4. Select ALL. • ERASE ALL IMAGES'? [EXCEPT FOR O_ IMAGES] NO YES appears in the display. 5. Select YES. , All images except the protected ones are erased. , If you select NO, you return to step 3. 6.

  • Page 106

    -ELURA2 MC only- Liven up your productions by superimposing one hnage on top of the other Combine 2 still images or a still image and a moving image. Choose a still image fiom the MultiMediaCard, either one of the pre-recorded slunple images 114) or one you have recorded...

  • Page 107

    CAM. CHROMA (Camera chroma key)- 2 pre-recorded sample images Superimpose the currently recording image on top of a still image, which becomes its background, Shoot the subject of the currently recording image against a blue background, such as a blue curtain, The original still image will appear...

  • Page 108

    5. Press the CARD +/- buttons to select the still image to be combined. , Your currently recording image is combined with the pre-recorded still image. 6. Select MIX TYPE. , CARD CHROMA, CARD LUML, CAM. CHROMA settings appear. 7. Select tile desired setting.

  • Page 109

    -ELURA2 MC only- Copies multiple still images from a tape to the MulfiMediaCard, using the Photo Search function, • The still mmges data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made, MENU [,-CA,DOPE,. )_)[,.COP¥ [_*_] ( {Z_ 341 Make sure a MultiMediaCard that lms enough memory available and a recorded cassette have been inserted into the camera.

  • Page 110

    -ELURA2 MC only- Copies multiple still images from the MultiMediaCard to a cassette. , The still images data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made. • "r MENU [,-CARD OPE,. !_)[,-COPY [_.,l_q ( [ZIZ]341 Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has images recorded on it and a cassette that has enough recordable space have been inserted into the camera.

  • Page 111

    The camera supports the _ DPOF (Digital Print Older Format) print format. Images can be automatically printed on a DPOF-supporting Canon printer Up to 50 images per MultiMediaCard can be print mm_ed.

  • Page 112

    -ELURA2 MC only- Format new MultiMediaCards, if you get the message CARD ERROR, or to permanently and quickly erase all the images on a MultiMediaCard, including protected images (this includes the pre-recorded card mix sample images). The MultiMediaCard supplied with this camera has aheady been formatted you.

  • Page 113

    in DCF (Design Rule of Camera File The camera formats MultiMediaCards System). images recorded on a MultiMediaCard with this citmera cim be transferred to a PC with the use of the following products: PC Card Adapter: Holds a MultiMediaCard then inserts into the PC card slot found on most types of laptop PCs.

  • Page 114

    • Moving aMultiMediaCard rapidly b etween hotand coldtemperatures cause c ondensation toformonit, leading t omalfunctions. Avoid thisproblem byplacing t heMultiMediaCard inaplastic b ag andletting it slowly adjust to temperatme changes before removing it fromthebag. [ f condensation should occur, maintain t heMultiMediaCard ata constant temperature andletthe moisture evaporate naturally.

  • Page 115

    Card luminance key Calner_l chFoIn__l MultiMediaCard Specifications 8 MB Capacity ¢D MultiMediaCard standard Interface 0°C-40°C (32°F - 140°F) Operating temperature range 32 × 24 × 1.4 mm Dimensions 1.5 g Weight Weight and dimensions are approximate Errors and omissions excepte& Subject to change without notice,...

  • Page 116

    , Turn the POWER dial to MOVIE mode. Extend the view-finder straight out, then adjust the view-finder focusing lever to suit your eyesight. , The view-finder extends straight out for comfortable viewing. Store the camera with the view-finder flush with the body of the camera.

  • Page 117

    , These times vaU -- the siffest policy is always to have 2 or 3 times as many batte W packs its you think you will nee& • You will get more recording time if you turn the camera off between shots, instead of leaving it in record pause mode.

  • Page 118

    You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. Unlike a conventional batte U pack, it does not have to be fully discharged first. However its the batte W pack will naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it the sltme day you plan to use it, or the dlty before.

  • Page 119

    Open the cassette compartment cover The cassette compartment will open automatically. If necessa U, close it to give yourself more room to install backup battery. Insert the CR1616 lithium battel T as far as it will go with the + side facing outwards.

  • Page 120

    Avoid high temperatures and high humidity. • Do not leave the camera inside a car in hot weather, for example, • Be careful of heat radiating fron_ video lighting equipment, • Do not take the camera into a humid room, Avoid sudden changes in temperature.

  • Page 121

    , For the best picture possible, after using the camera for approximately 20 hours, clean the video heads using Canon's DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette. If the "noise" remains,...

  • Page 122

    • You can use the compact power adapter to operate your camera and charge batte U packs in any count W where the electricity supply is between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug adapters for overseas use.

  • Page 123

    Condensation may form on the camera when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Using the citmera while condensation is present can damage both the tape and the camerm Condensation may become a problem: When you take the camera from a cold When a cold room is heated rapidly place to a warm room When the camera...

  • Page 124

    Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder. Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list -- turn to the page numbers in parentheses for more information. Make sure that the camera is properly connected if you are using it with a TV or VCR.

  • Page 125

    • Some subjects are not suitable for autofocus. In these situations, you will often get better results using manual focus (_72). Focus on something which is about the smile distance away, lock the focus, and then point the camera itt your original, hard-to-focus subject.

  • Page 126

    The video heads need cleaning [] The playback picture is rough (_21 121). (with mosaic-like noise). • The video heads need cleaning [] There's no picture on the TV (CZI 121). screen, even though the tape is • The TV/VIDEO selector on the TV moving.

  • Page 127

    • The MultiMediaCard is not loaded [] The PHOTO button doesn't work. ( _ 94). • The MultiMediaCard is full. Erase images (12_ 104) or insert a new MultiMediaCard. , You have reached the maximum file number Set the file numbering to RESET through the menu ([222196) and insert a new- MultiMediaCard.

  • Page 128


  • Page 129

    C'all or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Centre: BP-400 Series Battery Packs Extra batteries for use with the ELURA2/ELURA2 CH-910...

  • Page 130

    Zoom Remote Controller ZR-1000 When this product is plugged into the LANC _ terminal of a Canon camcorder, is possible to control functions such as the start and stop of recording and the zoom and focusing functions while the camcorder...

  • Page 131

    Image files can then be easily opened and viewed on your compute1: mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When yon use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bem'ing the same mark. Provided...

  • Page 132

    To display the date and time, press the DATA (.'ODE button. See also p. 75. Press the wireless controller's TV SCREEN button or turn TV SCREEN on through the menu to see the other dis on the TV scleen. (The displays appear white on-screen.) They will not be added to any recordings you make with the camera.

  • Page 133

    Shows how much Fast l\wward ( _2] 24) i_i;i!i!i!ii_!_!!_!!!_!! _J_!_!_!_!_!!_!!!_ battery power remains ( {_..] 117). iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Rewind ( 12271 24) ii!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i! The battery pack is iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii_{_ exhausted ( _3. 117). Fast forward playback ( _ 25) Rewind playback ( [ZI 25) o1"it is set i-\werasure Frame advance No cassette is loaded,...

  • Page 134

    Zoom display ( L_I 20): Andio mode )i)i)i)i)i)i)i)i)i)i)i)i)i)i Optical zoom Data code ( _21 75) Optical plus 40x digital zoom Zoom in Photo mode ( [ZIZI 4 9) i i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Zoom Progressive scan mode ( 12121 Theimagestabilizeris turned on ( _ .

  • Page 135

    White balance Audio/visual insert ( CZI73) ( C221 85 Indoor :{}z Audio dubbing Outdoor ;®_ ]ii!i!_iiii; ¸i_ ¸i_¸i_ ¸i_ ¸i;;;_i_!i_:!_::_;_!!!:_!!!_!!;!!!!:i:_i_!_:::_;_i::i_;_;!_;;_!i_;i_;i_i_i_i!_!_!i!ii!i;iii!_!i!ii ( _ 88) The 16:9 mode: Audio input ( _ display flashes when the effect is being selected, and appears Microphone input steadily...

  • Page 136

    The number of still Thne Code images that can still be recorded on the MultiMediaCard ( _ 97). (Green: 6 or more images. This records counter information, Yellow: Between 1 including hour. minute, second, and 5 images frame number on a special data code Red: No more images) area on the tape itself.

  • Page 137

    iiiiiiiim_:iiiiiiiiiiiiiii Appears as a warning The camera displays various caution to protect tile cassette phrases -- they appear for 4 seconds and also when before disappearing. condensation detected. Remove tile Appears each time cassette as soon as you turn the power possible after the on, nntil yon set the...

  • Page 138

    Appears when the Appears if yon have tried to mark 51 or video heads are badly contaminated more images t\_r ( _21 121). printing, or if a mark file cannot be edited. ( 12121 1 11) I For ELURA IVlC A MultiMediaCard has not been inserted An error has occurred...

  • Page 139

    Filter diameter: 27 mm Errors and omissions excepted. Viewfinder: 0.44 in, TFT color LCD, Su/ziect to change without notice. approx. 113,000 pixels LCD screen: 2.5 in measured diagonally, Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc. TFT color, approx. 200,000 pixels...

  • Page 140

    16:9, 18 Data Code, 75 Date and Time, 45 Abroad, Using the Camera, Date Search, 78 Accessories, 6, 129 Digital Effects, 57 Adapter AC, 1 l, 13 Digital Motor Drive, 48 AE Programs, Digital Video, 7 Analog line-in, 83 Digital Zoom, 20 Art, 60 Docking...

  • Page 141

    LANC, 80 Recharging the Batte U Pack, 118 LCD Screen, 21l Recording, 16, 97 Lens Cap, 116 Recording from Cassette to Loading Cassettes, 14 MultiMediaCard*, Lock level; 9, 19 Recording from DV Device to Low Light, 56 MultiMediaCard*, LP Mode, 18 Recording Programs, 53 Record Pause Mode, 16 Record Review, 52...

  • Page 142

    Tips for Making Better Videos, 31 Tripod, 31 Troubleshooting, TM 28, 132 Using the Camera Abroad, Using the Menus, VCR, 28 Videocassettes, Video Heads, 121 Video [D-1 system, 29 Viewfinder. 116, 121 Viewing Still hnages*, 101 White Balance, 73 Wide-angle, 20 Widescreen TV.

  • Page 143

    Use the list below- to quickly navigate the camera's menu. Functions are listed alphabetically. First make sure the Then select it from this Function POWER dial is set to... submenu and set. CAM.SET UP 16:9 effect DISRSET UP 6-sec. Date VCR SET UP Audio dub VCR SET UP...

  • Page 144

    First make sure the Then select it from this Function POWER dial is set to... subinenu and set. CAM.SET hnage stabilizer Index _': CARD OPER. D.EFFECTS -> D.E.SELECT [Multi-image screen -> MULTI-S speed D.EFFECTS -> D.E.SELECT [Multi-image screen split -+ MULTI-S Mirror mode D1SRSET D.EFFECTS...

  • Page 145

    CUSA shall have no i_Sl?on_ibility under this limited wan-anty I_r use of Canon DV Camcorders in conjunction with incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible _<_1_ aJ'e, In oilier to obtain _,al_'all_y _ervice.

  • Page 146

    Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.

  • Page 147

    15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92718 USA CANON U.S.A. INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 1020 Auahi Street, Bldg. #& Honolulu, HI 96814 USA • if you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. information Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U,S,A. only). CANADA CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL...

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