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Digital Video Software
Version 33
Instruction Manual
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  • Page 1 Digital Video Software Version 33 Instruction Manual English...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read This First ......................4 Checking Supplied Accessories ................4 System Requirements ....................5 What is Digital Video Software? ................6 Windows ........................7 CameraWindow ..................... 7 [Acquire Images] Tab ..................7 [Print] Tab ......................8 [Set to Camera] Tab ..................9 Camera Browser Window ................
  • Page 3 Renaming Multiple Files ..................54 Searching for Images................... 55 Exporting Images ..................... 57 Changing the File Type and Saving..............57 Uploading Still Images to the camcorder ............. 60 Using Various Functions ..................62 Attaching Images to E-mail Messages ..............62 Running a Slide Show ..................
  • Page 4: 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, memory cards (SD and SDHC Cards), personal computers, or peripheral devices, or due to use of a memory card not initialized by a Canon camcorder.
  • Page 5: System Requirements

    Mac OS X v10.5 512MB or more Mac OS X v10.4 256MB or more Interface: Free Hard Disk Space: Canon Utilities - ImageBrowser 300 MB or more Display: 1024 768 pixels/32,000 colors or better Proper operation is not guaranteed on any particular system, even if it meets the requirements outlined above.
  • Page 6: What Is Digital Video Software

    What is Digital Video Software? Digital Video Software allows you to download still images you recorded with the camcorder to a computer and manage, print, and edit them. ImageBrowser • Viewing still images as thumbnails • Managing by shooting date folders with still images •...
  • Page 7: Windows

    Click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (bar appearing at the bottom of the desktop) if the Camera Control window does not appear. When the [CameraWindow] icon is not in the Dock, double click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive where the program was installed, followed by the [CameraWindow] folder and the [CameraWindow] icon.
  • Page 8: [print] Tab

    [Print] Tab After connecting the camcorder to your computer, use this tab to print still images without downloading them to the computer first. The window varies depending on the selected printing type. Refer to Printing Still Images without Downloading Them 38).
  • Page 9: [set To Camera] Tab

    [Set to Camera] Tab This tab is used for confirming and changing the owner’s name of the camcorder you can specify ( 66) and uploading the still images to the camcorder. My Camera function is not supported by the camcorder. Camera Control window Uploading the images from the computer.
  • Page 10: Camera Browser Window

    Camera Browser Window Camera Browser window Still image information and a histogram Starts ImageBrowser. Selects whether to show or hide the image frame and file name. Prints the selected still images. Selects the still image selection method. Changes the size of the thumbnail. If your camcorder supports wide size still image (16:9 such as 1920 x 1080 pixels) recording, the thumbnails that appear in this window will be also 16:9 images.
  • Page 11: Browser Window

    ImageBrowser is a software program used for organizing, printing and editing the downloaded still images. To start ImageBrowser, click the [ImageBrowser] icon in the Dock. If the ImageBrowser icon is not in the Dock, double-click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive on which the program was installed, followed by the [ImageBrowser] folder and the [ImageBrowser] icon.
  • Page 12: View Mode

    3 View Mode You can select a view mode of images in the Browser Area. [Preview Mode]: The thumbnails are displayed at the bottom of the Browser Area, and the Information Panel is displayed in the upper part. Preview Image Information Panel Selected Thumbnail [List Mode]: The images are displayed as thumbnails.
  • Page 13 [File Information] When the view mode is set to [List Mode], select [Get Info] from the [File] menu to display the following window. You can rename files. Input a comment. Hides the information display at the right. Shooting information Sets a star rating. You can switch and view the shooting Histogram information of the next or previous...
  • Page 14: Control Panel

    Displays a selected image in the [Image Viewer] window. SlideShow Displays still images in a slide show. CANON iMAGE Use this to connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. GATEWAY Print & Email After you download still images to a computer, use this to print them or to attach them to e-mail messages.
  • Page 15: [image Viewer] Window

    [Image Viewer] Window The [Image Viewer] window appears when you select an image and click [View Image] or double click an image. Changes the Changes zoom ratio of the star rating. the image. 1 Back/Next Displays the previous/next image in the current folder. Save Allows saving the edited image.
  • Page 16: [trim Image] Window

    [Trim Image] Window Select [Trim Image] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Specify the area in the still image to crop and click [Trim Image] to trim the image. [Color/Brightness Adjustment] Window Select [Color/Brightness Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 17: [red Eye Correction] Window

    [Red Eye Correction] Window Select [Red Eye Correction] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to correct still images in which people’s eyes appear red. [Insert Text] Window Select [Insert Text] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 18: [level Adjustment] Window

    [Level Adjustment] Window Select [Level Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to adjust the levels in a still image to change its appearance. [Tone Curve Adjustment] Window Select [Tone Curve Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 19: [sharpness] Window

    [Sharpness] Window Select [Sharpness] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window. Use this to emphasize and clarify the outlines of people and objects. [Auto Adjustment] Window Select [Auto Adjustment] from the icon located at the bottom of the [Image Viewer] window.
  • Page 20: Installing The Digital Video Software

    Set the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. Double click the CD-ROM icon and the [Canon Digital Video Installer] icon. Select your country or region. Installing the Digital Video Software...
  • Page 21 Click [Install] under Digital Video Software. Installer Panel Select an installation type and click [Next]. Read the license agreement and click [Agree] to accept the terms. If you selected [Custom Installation] in step 6, the [Selecting Items to be Installed] window will appear. Make sure the settings are correct and then click [Next].
  • Page 22 Review the installation settings and click [Next]. When the “Installation has finished.” message appears, click [Finish]. After the installation is complete, restart the computer as prompted. Remove the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk from the CD-ROM drive. When installation is complete, remove the DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk before you connect the camcorder to the computer.
  • Page 23: Before Downloading Still Images

    Before Downloading Still Images Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. Connect the USB cable directly to one of the computer’s main USB ports.
  • Page 24: Connecting The Camcorder

    Connecting the camcorder Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder. If downloading images from a memory card, insert the memory card into the camcorder. Set the camcorder to still image playback mode. Wait until the ACCESS indicator stops flashing. Attach the supplied USB cable to the computer’s USB port and the camcorder’s USB Terminal.
  • Page 25: Downloading Still Images

    Downloading Still Images Below explains the procedure for connecting a camcorder to a computer using the USB cable. For connecting a card reader/writer, see Using a Card Reader/Writer 34). You may not be able to download images with ImageBrowser or OS standard software (depending on the computer you are using and the installed OS) if the built-in hard disk/memory or the memory card contains more than approximately 1000 images.
  • Page 26: Using The Computer To Download Still Images (camerawindow)

    Using the Computer to Download Still Images (CameraWindow) You can select a downloading method in the Camera Control window. Auto-downloading Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 23). • The Camera Control window will be displayed. If it does not appear automatically, click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the desktop).
  • Page 27: Applying Auto-downloading Settings

    Applying Auto-downloading Settings This task allows you to apply auto-downloading settings. You can specify the types of still images and the destination folder. In the Camera Control window, click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences]. Select [Change auto download settings] and click [Next]. Downloading Still Images...
  • Page 28 Select the image type to be downloaded and click [Next]. Place a check mark here if you wish the original image to be deleted after downloading. Specify the destination folder settings and click [Next]. Destination Folder Click this button to browse where you want to save the images.
  • Page 29 Specify a process to perform after the image is downloaded and click [Next]. The window below will be displayed when you select [Perform selected processes consecutively] (you can redisplay the window by clicking [Select]). Select a process to perform after the image is downloaded, and click [OK]. Click [Finish].
  • Page 30: Downloading The Selected Still Images From The Camerawindow

    Downloading the Selected Still Images from the CameraWindow Click [Lets you select and download images]. Select images you wish to download and click [Download Images]. • Clicking on 2 images while holding down the [option] + [shift] key selects also all images between the 2 images.
  • Page 31 Confirm the settings and click [Start Download]. • ImageBrowser starts, and Browser Window appears. Settings for the folder and the subfolder for downloaded images Settings for the file prefix and the consecutive numbers • To make changes, click [Change Settings]. [Specify Folder] Tab Specify the settings of the folder and subfolder.
  • Page 32: Using The Camcorder To Download Still Images (direct Transfer Function)

    Using the Camcorder to Download Still Images (Direct Transfer Function) If your camcorder supports the Direct Transfer function, you can use the camcorder to download images. Setting the Direct Transfer Download Destination Folder Click the [Acquire Images] tab and click [Preferences]. Click [Exit] to close the Camera Control window.
  • Page 33: Direct Transfer

    Specify the destination folder settings and click [Finish]. Destination Folder Click this button to specify the destination folder. Select to specify the name of the subfolder. Direct Transfer Select a transfer option on the camcorder screen and press button. • See your camcorder instruction manual for how to set and operate the camcorder to transfer images.
  • Page 34: Using A Card Reader/writer

    Using a Card Reader/Writer Select a download method in the image download window. The basic operations are the same as when you connect the camcorder to the computer. Follow the procedure below to open the CameraWindow. For instructions on how to connect the card reader/writer, refer to its manual. If you are using SDHC cards, you need to use a card reader/writer compatible with SDHC cards.
  • Page 35: Auto-downloading

    Auto-downloading Click [Download Images]. Click [Exit] to close the window after downloading images. Applying Auto-downloading Settings This task allows you to apply auto-downloading settings. You can specify the types of still images and the destination folder. Click [Preferences]. Downloading Still Images...
  • Page 36: Downloading The Selected Still Images From The Imagebrowser

    Configure the settings and click [OK]. Downloading the Selected Still Images from the ImageBrowser Click [Lets you select and download images]. Downloading Still Images...
  • Page 37 Select images you wish to download and click [Download Images]. • Clicking on 2 images while holding down the [option] + [shift] key selects also all images between the 2 images. • Clicking on different images while holding down the [shift] key selects multiple images.
  • Page 38: Printing Still Images

    Printing Still Images Printing Still Images without Downloading Them This section explains how to print still images by connecting the camcorder to the computer. The steps are basically the same when using a card reader/writer. You can select one of the following 4 methods to print still images directly from the camcorder, without downloading images to the computer.
  • Page 39 Click on one of the 4 printing methods. Specify the print settings and click [Print]. The window varies depending on the selected printing method in step 3. Printing Still Images...
  • Page 40 When you have selected [Print All Photos]: Sets the paper size settings. Selects the printer. Sets the number of print copies Sets the shooting date/time of the displayed image. imprint and color settings. Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected.
  • Page 41 When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet with All Photos]: Sets the printer and paper size settings. Selects the printer. Click these buttons to switch between pages. Sets the print settings for shooting information, Click this to use the trimming comments, headers, footers and page numbers.
  • Page 42 When you have selected [Select image and print]: • If you selected [Select image and print], the following window will be displayed. Select still images you wish to print, and click [Print]. If you selected [Contact Sheet Print], the same window described in the previous section When you have selected [Print Contact Sheet with All Photos]: ( 41) will be displayed.
  • Page 43: Printing Still Images Already Downloaded To The Computer

    Printing Still Images Already Downloaded to the Computer You can select one of the following 3 methods to print still images downloaded to the computer. • [Photo Print] - Prints one still image per page. • [Index Print] - Prints selected images in rows with file names and image information. •...
  • Page 44 Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Selects the printer. Sets the paper settings. Sets the number of print copies Sets the shooting date/time of the displayed image. imprint and color settings. Click this button to switch between still images if multiple images are selected.
  • Page 45: [index Print]

    When the print window opens, click [Print]. When the printing finishes, click to close the window. [Index Print] Select still images you wish to print and click [Print & Email] [Index Print] from the displayed menu. Printing Still Images...
  • Page 46 Specify the print settings and click [Print]. Sets the paper size and orientation. Selects the printer. Click these buttons to switch between pages. Sets the print settings for shooting information, Click this to use the trimming comments, headers, footers and page numbers. function (crops a portion of the still image).
  • Page 47: [layout Print]

    [Layout Print] • You can select one of the following 3 layout print methods. - [Custom layout printing]: Allows you to specify the size and location of the still images freely. - [Fixed photo size printing]: Allows you to specify the size of the all still images. - [Tiled photo printing]: Allows you to have the program lay out and print the specified number of images per page with no gaps between still images on the page.
  • Page 48 Select a print style from the pull-down menu and click [Print] after specifying the print settings. When the print window opens, click [Print]. When the printing finishes, click to close the window. Printing Still Images...
  • Page 49: Organizing Images

    Organizing Images Applying Star Rating • This task allows you to apply ratings to your images from one star to three stars. The star rating can be used as one of the search conditions, or for the selection of images to be displayed in the Browser Window. •...
  • Page 50: Specifying The Keywords

    Specifying the Keywords You can use keywords when searching for images. Select an image to which you wish to apply the keyword. Select [Keyword] [Settings] from the [Edit] menu. Place a check mark next to the keyword you wish to apply and click [OK].
  • Page 51: Classifying The Images

    Classifying the Images This task allows you to sort images into a folder according to the shooting date or star rating. Sort by the Shooting Date Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Select [The files will be separated into folders for each shooting date.] and click [Next].
  • Page 52: Sort By The Star Rating

    Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. The selected images are classified into the specific folder. Sort by the Star Rating Select the images you wish to classify and select [Organize Image] [Sort Images] from the [File] menu. Organizing Images...
  • Page 53 Select [The files will be organized by Star Rating.] and click [Next]. Specify the sort settings and click [OK]. Organizing Images...
  • Page 54: Renaming Multiple Files

    Renaming Multiple Files This task allows you to rename multiple files at the same time, or to rename and copy multiple files. Select the images you wish to rename and select [Organize Image] [Rename] from the [File] menu. Specify the settings and click [OK]. The images are renamed according to the settings specified.
  • Page 55: Searching For Images

    Searching for Images This task allows you to search for images by star rating, modification date, shooting date, comment or keywords. Select a folder in the explorer view. Select [Search] from the [File] menu. Specify the search conditions and click [Search Now]. •...
  • Page 56 Click [Finish]. • To change the search parameters and perform another search, click [Back] 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. Explorer View The searched images will remain in this folder until ImageBrowser is closed or another search is performed, but if you delete an image in this folder, the...
  • Page 57: Exporting Images

    Exporting Images Changing the File Type and Saving This task allows you to change the size, resolution or data of selected still images and save them as new files and allows saving the shooting properties of the still image to a text file or copying the still images with new names.
  • Page 58 Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. The window varies depending on the selected export type in step 2. When you have selected [Edit and Save Image]: You can convert still images to another file type, resize and save them as new files. You can select the file type from BMP, PICT, JPEG and TIFF.
  • Page 59 When you have selected [Export as a Screensaver]: You can export and save the image as a screen saver. When you have selected [Export an Image as Wallpaper]: You can export and save the image as a desktop wallpaper. This task cannot be performed if you have selected multiple images.
  • Page 60: Uploading Still Images To The Camcorder

    Uploading Still Images to the camcorder You can copy still images saved on the computer to the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 23). The still images will be added to the memory selected for the playback of still images (built-in hard disk/memory or memory card).
  • Page 61 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 CameraWindow. Exporting Images...
  • Page 62: Using Various Functions

    Using Various Functions Attaching Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected images to an e-mail message. If necessary, you can make the image file size smaller. 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 [Finish].
  • Page 63 • If you select [Using custom settings.], change the settings in [Custom Settings] and click [OK]. • The image will be saved to the [Email Images] folder in the explorer view section. Explorer View Note that some e-mail software may not start automatically. For details, refer to the Help menu of the OS you are using.
  • Page 64: 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]: Select the interval by sliding the control under [Play Interval] (from 1 to 30 seconds). • [Control with Mouse or Keypad]: Advances the slide show manually with the mouse or keyboard.
  • Page 65: 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. In the Browser Area, select a still image and select [Sound] [Record] from the [File] menu.
  • Page 66: Reviewing And Changing The Owner Name Of The Camcorder

    Reviewing and Changing the Owner Name of the Camcorder You can change and confirm the owner’s name of the camcorder. Connect the camcorder to the computer ( 23). Click the [Set to Camera] tab and click [Confirms/changes camera settings] in the Camera Control window. Enter the camcorder’s owner’s name and click [OK].
  • Page 67: 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 Move the program’s folder and subfolders into the Trash to uninstall programs such as ImageBrowser.
  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Connection Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. There is no memory card in the camcorder. Insert a memory card into the camcorder. The camcorder is not set to the correct mode. Set the camcorder to still image playback mode. Camcorder is not correctly connected to the computer.
  • Page 69 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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