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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB. DIE-0436-000 HD Camcorder Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Frequecncy Tolerance: 25 ppm Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Park, Melville, NY 11747, USA Tel No. 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666) The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to disconnect the plug in case of an accident.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HF G30 and all its accessories. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings.
  • Page 4 • Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. • This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. • “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
  • Page 5 Highlights of the VIXIA HF G30 The Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder is a high-performance camcorder whose compact size makes it ideal in a variety of situations. The following are just some of the many functions featured in the camcorder.
  • Page 6: Other Features

    Other Features OLED screen and LCD viewfinder The OLED screen and LCD viewfinder both Audio scene select have 100% frame coverage, which will ensure With the audio scene select function (A 79), that you can accurately check that your shots you can optimize the audio settings of the are framed how you want them.
  • Page 7 Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices Copy your recordings to an external Connect the camcorder to an video recorder (A 115). external monitor (A 102). Save your recordings (A 108). Enjoying Your Recordings Using the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Use your iOS or Android device to remotely control the camcorder and view the image on its screen (A 120).
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Introduction 11 Selecting the Frame Rate 48 Slow & Fast Motion Recording 49 About this Manual 11 CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Conventions Used in this Manual 11 Filters 50 Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs 13 Focus Adjustment 52 Names of Parts 15 Manual Focus 52 Autofocus 54...
  • Page 9 7 Photos 105 Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal 86 Recording Color Bars 86 Viewing Photos 105 Recording an Audio Reference Photo Jump Function 105 Signal 86 Deleting Photos 107 Video Snapshot 87 Deleting a Single Photo 107 Pre-Recording 88 Deleting Photos from the Index Onscreen Displays and Data Code 89 Screen 107 Using the GP-E2 GPS Receiver 90...
  • Page 10 Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY 133 Setting the Desired Web Services in the Camcorder 133 Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services 135 Sending Links to Recordings by E-mail 136 Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point 138 Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) 138...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    Introduction About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF G30. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 157).
  • Page 12 About this Manual The three sets of icons indicate the operating : Indicates the movie format. For mode and whether a function is available in details, refer to Selecting the Movie Format that mode. (AVCHD/MP4) (A 37). : Indicates whether the : Indicates the shooting camcorder is in shooting (CAMERA) or mode.
  • Page 13: Supplied Accessories And Cd-Roms

    Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-820 Battery Pack WL-D89 Wireless Controller (incl. power cord and ferrite core) (incl. CR2025 lithium button battery) HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable STV-250N Stereo Video Cable IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable Lens hood with lens barrier...
  • Page 14 Computer (A ). The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file). • Canon VIXIA CD-ROM. Contains the following components. - Instruction Manual - The full-version instruction manual of the camcorder (this PDF file). - ImageBrowser EX - Software for saving, managing and editing your photos. The supplied VIXIA CD-ROM contains an automatic installer for ImageBrowser EX.
  • Page 15: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Names of Parts Left side view 1 Lens barrier switch (A 38) 8 CUSTOM (customizable) button 2 Memory card slot 2 (A 35) (A 91) 3 Memory card slot 3 (A 35) 9 Double memory card slot cover 4 u (review recording) button (A 44)/ 10 DISP.
  • Page 16 Names of Parts Right side view 5 × (headphones) terminal (A 85) 1 Built-in speaker (A 96) 2 MIC terminal (A 79) 6 USB terminal (A 108) 3 HDMI OUT terminal (A 102, 103) 7 DC IN terminal (A 21) 4 REMOTE terminal 8 AV OUT terminal (A 102, 103) For connecting commercially...
  • Page 17 Names of Parts Front view Back view 1 Instant AF sensor (A 54, 173) 8 Viewfinder (A 24) 2 Remote sensor (A 27) 9 Dioptric adjustment lever (A 24) 3 Illumination sensor (A 150) 10 Joystick (A 30)/SET button (A 30) 4 AF/MF button (A 52)/ 11 Strap mount (A 26) Assignable button 1 (A 92)
  • Page 18 Names of Parts Top view 1 Built-in stereo microphone 6 Mini advanced shoe (A 76) (A 78) 7 Power switch (A 28) 2 Accessory shoe 8 POWER / CHG (battery charging) Cold shoe for attaching accessories. indicator (A 21) 3 Mode switch (A 29) 4 Zoom rocker (A 57) 5 ACCESS indicator (A 38)
  • Page 19 Names of Parts Bottom view 1 Tripod socket (A 27) 2 BATTERY RELEASE switch (A 22) 3 Eye cup (A 24)
  • Page 20 Names of Parts WL-D89 Wireless Controller 1 START/STOP button (A 38) 2 G (mode selection) button (A 95) 3 MENU button (A 32, 144) 4 DISP. (onscreen display) button (A 89) 5 SET button Ñ (stop) button (A 95) 7 PHOTO button (A 38) 8 Zoom buttons (A 57) 9 Navigation buttons (Í/Î/Ï/Ð) 10 Ò...
  • Page 21: Preparations

    Attaching the Ferrite Core Preparations Preparations Attaching the Ferrite Core Attach the enclosed ferrite core before you connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder. Attaching the ferrite core to the compact power adapter cable is necessary to suppress RF interference.
  • Page 22 Charging the Battery Pack POWER/CHG (battery charging) indicator 5 Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off. • If the camcorder was on, the green POWER/CHG indicator will go out when you turn off the camcorder. After a moment, the POWER/CHG indicator will turn on in red (battery pack charging).
  • Page 23 Charging the Battery Pack NOTES • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). If either the ambient temperature or the battery pack’s temperature is outside the range of approx.
  • Page 24: Preparing The Camcorder

    Preparing the Camcorder Preparing the Camcorder This section covers the basic preparations for the camcorder such as attaching the lens hood, adjusting the grip belt and adjusting the viewfinder and OLED screen. When attaching the lens hood, grip belt and straps, be careful not to drop the camcorder by placing it on a table or other stable surface.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Oled Screen

    Preparing the Camcorder • If you wear glasses, you may find the viewfinder easier to use if you flip back the outer edge of the eye cup toward the camcorder body. NOTES • Make sure you keep the eye cup attached when using the camcorder. •...
  • Page 26: Grip Belt And Straps

    Preparing the Camcorder Grip Belt and Straps Fasten the grip belt. • Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the zoom rocker with your index finger, and the Y button with your thumb. Attaching an optional wrist strap Attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the grip belt, adjust the length and fasten.
  • Page 27: Using A Tripod

    Preparing the Camcorder To use the wireless controller Point the wireless controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor when you press the buttons. • You can rotate the OLED panel 180 degrees to use the wireless controller from the front of the camcorder.
  • Page 28: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Basic Operation of the Camcorder Turning the Camcorder On and Off You can choose to turn the camcorder on in CAMERA ( ) mode for making recordings or MEDIA ) mode for playing back recordings. Select the mode using the power switch. To turn on the camcorder Set the power switch to CAMERA for mode (A...
  • Page 29: Setting The Shooting Mode

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Setting the Shooting Mode mode, you can change the shooting mode to match your shooting style. (Auto) mode Set the mode switch to N. With this mode, the camcorder takes care of all the settings while you concentrate on recording (A 39). This operating mode is suitable if you just prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder settings.
  • Page 30: Using The Func. Button And Joystick

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Drag Swipe your finger up and down or left and right across the screen. Used to scroll menus, to browse through index screen pages or to adjust slider controls like the volume. On some screens, you can achieve the same effect by touching the triangle control buttons.
  • Page 31: Using The Menus

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC. panel and the setup menus. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 143).
  • Page 32 Basic Operation of the Camcorder Setup Menus In this manual, navigating the setup menus is explained using the touch panel controls but they can also be navigated using the joystick and other buttons. The procedure below explains how to use both methods.
  • Page 33: First Time Settings

    First Time Settings First Time Settings Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using it. The [Date/Time] screen will appear automatically when the camcorder’s clock is not set. Operating modes: 1 Use the power switch to turn on the camcorder.
  • Page 34: Changing The Language

    First Time Settings Changing the Language The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one of 27 languages. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Language ] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Language • Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in mode.
  • Page 35: Using A Memory Card

    The movie recording function has been tested using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk. For the latest information on cards that can be used, visit your local Canon Web site. Memory card type: . SD memory card, / SDHC memory card, 0 SDXC memory card...
  • Page 36: To Remove Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card 1 Turn off the camcorder. • Make sure the POWER/CHG indicator is off. 2 Open the double memory card slot cover. 3 Insert the memory card straight, with the label facing the front of the camcorder, all the way into one of the memory card slots until it clicks.
  • Page 37: Selecting The Movie Format (Avchd/ Mp4)

    Using a Memory Card 3 Touch [Yes]. • If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory card can be used without any problem.
  • Page 38: Recording

    Recording Movies and Photos Recording Recording Recording Movies and Photos You can select the memory card that will be used to record movies and photos (A 37). For details on recording audio, refer to Recording Audio (A 78). POINTS TO CHECK •...
  • Page 39: Recording In Auto Mode

    Recording Movies and Photos Recording in AUTO Mode When you use mode to shoot video and take photos, the camcorder will automatically adjust various settings for you. Operating modes: 1 Set the mode switch to N. 2 Set the power switch to CAMERA. To record video Press Y to begin recording.
  • Page 40 Recording Movies and Photos Smart AUTO mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain characteristics of the subject, background, lighting conditions, etc. It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure, color, image stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting the best settings for the scene you want to shoot.
  • Page 41 - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 108), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. NOTES • When you set the q >...
  • Page 42 Recording Movies and Photos • Photos are recorded as JPG files. During modes, the camcorder can take photos during record pause mode or capture photos from a movie during playback (A 97). The photo size and number of photos that can be saved on a 1 GB memory card are summarized in the following table.
  • Page 43: Recording In N (Manual) Mode

    - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 108), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. NOTES • When you set the q >...
  • Page 44: Reviewing The Latest Scene Recorded

    Recording Movies and Photos • About the power saving mode: If q > [Auto Power Off] is set to [i On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes.
  • Page 45: Selecting The Recording Mode (Video Quality)

    Selecting the Recording Mode (Video Quality) Selecting the Recording Mode (Video Quality) The camcorder offers various recording modes, depending on whether the movie format is AVCHD or MP4. When you record an MP4 movie with a recording mode of 3 Mbps, you can upload it to an FTP server and begin editing right away.
  • Page 46 Selecting the Recording Mode (Video Quality) Recording modes by movie format Movie format Recording mode Resolution Audio format 28 Mbps LPCM (59.94P) Linear PCM 28 Mbps (59.94P) Dolby Digital 24 Mbps LPCM 1920x1080 Linear PCM AVCHD 24 Mbps 17 Mbps Dolby Digital 5 Mbps 1440x1080...
  • Page 47: Dual Recording And Relay Recording

    Dual Recording and Relay Recording Dual Recording and Relay Recording When you record, you can use dual recording to record simultaneously on both memory cards so that you can use one of the movies as a backup. Alternatively, you can use relay recording so that if the memory card being recorded on becomes full, the recording will continue uninterrupted on the other memory card.
  • Page 48: Selecting The Frame Rate

    Selecting the Frame Rate Selecting the Frame Rate You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per second) to change the look of your movies. When the recording mode is set to 28 Mbps LPCM (59.94P) or 28 Mbps (59.94P) for AVCHD movies or 35 Mbps (59.94P) for MP4 movies, the frame rate will automatically be set to 59.94P so you will not be able to select the frame rate.
  • Page 49: Slow & Fast Motion Recording

    Slow & Fast Motion Recording Slow & Fast Motion Recording When you record MP4 movies, the camcorder can record with a frame rate (shooting frame rate) that is different from the playback frame rate. When you record with a shooting frame rate that is faster than the playback frame rate (overcranking), you create a slow motion effect.
  • Page 50: Cinema Mode And Cinema-Look Filters

    CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters mode, you can use a variety of professional cinema-look filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance. You can also use cinema-look filters when you convert movies to MP4 (A 114).
  • Page 51 CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters Options ( Default value) The camcorder offers 9 cinema-look filters. Select the desired filter while previewing the effect on the screen. [1. Cinema Standard] [2. Vivid] [3. Dream] [4. Cool] [5. Nostalgic] [6. Sepia] [7. Old Movies] [8.
  • Page 52: Focus Adjustment

    Focus Adjustment Focus Adjustment You can adjust the focus manually and use the peaking function to assist you or you can let the camcorder focus for you by using autofocus. With autofocus, you can set the autofocus speed. The camcorder also features face detection & tracking. POINTS TO CHECK •...
  • Page 53: Focus Preset/Peaking

    Focus Adjustment Focus Preset When focusing manually, you can set a preset position for the focus in advance so that you can later return to that preset focus position instantly. 1 Open the focus/zoom controls. > [FUNC.] [< Focus] 2 Touch [D]. 3 Use Touch AF or turn the focus/zoom ring to obtain the desired focus position.
  • Page 54: Autofocus

    Focus Adjustment Autofocus When autofocus is activated, the camcorder continuously adjusts the focus on the subject in the center of the screen. The focusing range is 1 cm (0.39 in.; at full wide-angle, measured from the front of the lens barrel) to G and 60 cm (2 ft.; throughout the zoom range, measured from the front of the lens barrel) to G.
  • Page 55: Face Detection & Tracking

    Focus Adjustment • Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects or in the following cases. In such case, focus manually. - Reflective surfaces - Subjects with low contrast or without vertical lines - Fast moving subjects - Through dirty or wet windows - Night scenes Face Detection &...
  • Page 56 Focus Adjustment Limiting Autofocus to Faces While using autofocus, you can limit the autofocus function only to cases when a subject’s face is detected and use manual focus for all other scenes. The camcorder will also adjust the brightness when focusing automatically on the subject’s face. Set an assignable button to [~ Face Only AF] (A 92) and press the button.
  • Page 57: Zooming

    Zooming Zooming Operating modes: To zoom in and out, you can use the focus/zoom ring, the zoom rocker on the camcorder, the zoom buttons on the wireless controller or the zoom controls on the touch screen. In addition to the 20x optical zoom, in mode, you can turn on the digital zoom* (400x) with the >...
  • Page 58 Zooming 1 Open the [Zoom Speed Level] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Zoom Speed Level] 2 Touch [Z Fast], [[ Normal] or [] Slow] and then touch [K]. • When [Zoom Speed Level] is set to [Z Fast], the sound made by the camcorder's internal machinery will increase and may be recorded in the scene.
  • Page 59: Using The Touch Screen's Zoom Controls

    Zooming 1 Open the [Zoom Speed Level] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Zoom Speed Level] 2 Touch [Z Fast], [[ Normal] or [] Slow] and then touch [K]. • When [Zoom Speed Level] is set to [Z Fast], the sound made by the camcorder's internal machinery will increase and may be recorded in the scene.
  • Page 60: Soft Zoom Control

    Zooming Soft Zoom Control Soft zoom control allows you to start and/or stop the zoom gradually. 1 Open the [Soft Zoom Control] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Soft Zoom Control] 2 Touch the desired option and then touch [ Options ( Default value) Off]...
  • Page 61: Advanced Image Stabilization

    Advanced Image Stabilization Advanced Image Stabilization The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image stabilization mode according to the shooting conditions. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Image Stabilizer] screen. >...
  • Page 62: Automatic Gain Control (Agc) Limit

    Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a brighter picture. However, using higher gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can select the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain value to be used.
  • Page 63: Automatic Exposure Recording Programs

    Automatic Exposure Recording Programs Automatic Exposure Recording Programs With the automatic exposure (AE) recording programs, the camcorder will adjust the shutter speed and/or aperture value to obtain the optimal exposure. When using the AE recording programs, you can change functions like the white balance and image effects. Operating modes: 1 Open the screen of the desired recording program.
  • Page 64 Automatic Exposure Recording Programs NOTES • [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE]: - On screen only the denominator is displayed – [‚ 250] indicates a shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc. - When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter picture by using slow shutter speeds;...
  • Page 65: Exposure Adjustment

    Exposure Adjustment Exposure Adjustment At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). In such cases, adjusting the exposure will correct this. This camcorder features a dedicated recording program, [n Manual Exposure], for adjusting the exposure manually.
  • Page 66: Exposure Compensation

    Exposure Adjustment 1 From the exposure adjustment screen, touch [w] to select the zebra level. 2 Touch [70%] or [100%] and then touch [K]. 3 Touch [z] or [{] and then touch [X]. • The zebra pattern will appear on the overexposed areas of the picture. •...
  • Page 67 Exposure Adjustment To adjust the Touch AE function for highlights (Highlight AE) Certain subjects, like clouds or white objects, are easily overexposed and can end up appearing as bright areas where all detail is lost. Using the [Highlights] setting, you can touch the brightest area inside the y frame and the camcorder will automatically make corrections so that area is not overexposed.
  • Page 68: White Balance

    White Balance White Balance The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs. 1 Open the white balance screen. >...
  • Page 69 White Balance NOTES • When you select a custom white balance: - Set p > [Digital Zoom] to [j Off]. - Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or other conditions change. - Depending on the light source, Å may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with [Ã...
  • Page 70: Special Scene Recording Programs

    Special Scene Recording Programs Special Scene Recording Programs Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording program. Operating modes: 1 Open the recording programs screen. >...
  • Page 71 Special Scene Recording Programs [œSpotlight] To record spotlit scenes. [ŠFireworks] To record fireworks. NOTES • [ú Portrait]/[û Sports]/[ý Snow]/[þ Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback. • [ú Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (S). •...
  • Page 72: Image Effects

    Image Effects Image Effects You can adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs. 1 Open the image effects screen. >...
  • Page 73: Setting The Time Code

    Setting the Time Code Setting the Time Code The camcorder can generate a time code signal and embed it in your recordings. In addition, the time code will appear in the recordings output from the HDMI terminal. You can select whether the time code is output from the HDMI terminal (A 151).
  • Page 74: Selecting Drop Frame Or Non-Drop Frame

    Setting the Time Code Selecting Drop Frame or Non-Drop Frame You can select between a drop frame (DF) or non-drop frame (NDF) time code, depending on how you plan to use your recording. When the frame rate is set to 23.98P, the time code will be set to non-drop frame.
  • Page 75: Setting The User Bit

    Setting the User Bit Setting the User Bit The user bit display can be selected from the date or the time of recording, or an identification code consisting of 8 characters in the hexadecimal system. There are sixteen possible characters: the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F.
  • Page 76: Using The Mini Advanced Shoe

    Using the Mini Advanced Shoe Using the Mini Advanced Shoe Using the mini advanced shoe, you can attach to the camcorder a range of optional accessories to expand its functionality. For details about optional accessories available for use with your camcorder, refer to Optional Accessories (A 175).
  • Page 77: Using An External Video Light

    Using an External Video Light Using an External Video Light You can use the optional VL-5 Video Light or VFL-2 Video Flash Light when you need to record movies in dark locations. Operating modes: Attach the optional video light to the mini advanced shoe. •...
  • Page 78: Recording Audio

    Recording Audio Recording Audio The camcorder features many audio-related functions you can use when recording. You can record audio using the built-in stereo microphone, an optional external microphone (mini advanced shoe or MIC terminal) or a commercially available microphone (MIC terminal). Using an external microphone is useful when recording in very quiet surroundings, where the built-in microphone may pick up the sound of the camcorder's internal machinery, or when recording outside, where the built-in microphone may pick up excessive noise from wind.
  • Page 79: Audio Scenes And Other Audio Settings

    Recording Audio NOTES • When using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone: - Change the microphone’s directionality mode with the p > [Surround Mic Directionality] setting. - You can enjoy the full effect of recordings made with 5.1ch surround sound on HDTVs compatible with 5.1ch surround sound connected to the camcorder using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable.
  • Page 80 Recording Audio 1 Open the audio scene selection screen. > [FUNC.] [— Audio Scene] 2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X]. • When you select [„ Custom Setting], customize the audio settings to your preference with the relevant procedures (see the reference pages in the following table). Options ( Default value) ‘...
  • Page 81: Audio Recording Level

    Recording Audio Audio Recording Level You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone or an external microphone connected to the MIC terminal. You can display the audio level indicator while recording. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Set [— Audio Scene] to [„ Custom Setting] (A 79). 1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen.
  • Page 82: Microphone Attenuator

    Recording Audio POINTS TO CHECK • Set [— Audio Scene] to [„ Custom Setting] (A 79). 1 Open the [Built-in Mic Wind Screen] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Built-in Mic Wind Screen] 2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X]. Options ( Default value) [H Auto (High)]...
  • Page 83: Microphone Directionality (Built-In Microphone)

    Recording Audio POINTS TO CHECK • Set [— Audio Scene] to [„ Custom Setting] (A 79). 1 Open the [Built-in Mic Freq. Response] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Built-in Mic Freq. Response] 2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X]. Options ( Default value) [h Normal]...
  • Page 84: Switching The Input (Mic Terminal)

    Recording Audio Switching the Input (MIC Terminal) You can switch the input of the MIC terminal depending on whether you are using an external microphone or an external audio source, such as a digital audio player. Operating modes: 1 Open the [MIC Terminal Input] screen. >...
  • Page 85: Using Headphones

    Using Headphones Using Headphones Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The following procedure explains how to adjust the volume. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Headphone Volume] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Headphone Volume] •...
  • Page 86: Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal

    Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal You can have the camcorder output and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal and output them from the HDMI OUT terminal, AV OUT terminal, and × (headphone) terminal (audio reference signal only).
  • Page 87: Video Snapshot

    Video Snapshot Video Snapshot Record a series of short scenes. To record a video snapshot scene, set an assignable button to [¦ Video Snapshot] in advance. Operating modes: 1 Set an assignable button to [¦ Video Snapshot] (A 92). 2 Press the assignable button to activate video snapshot mode. •...
  • Page 88: Pre-Recording

    Pre-Recording Pre-Recording The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press Y, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording. By default, the pre-recording function is assigned to assignable button 2. Operating modes: 1 Press •...
  • Page 89: Onscreen Displays And Data Code

    Onscreen Displays and Data Code Onscreen Displays and Data Code You can turn most onscreen displays on or off. Operating modes: Repeatedly press D to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the following sequence: mode: • All displays on • Onscreen markers •...
  • Page 90: Using The Gp-E2 Gps Receiver

    Using the GP-E2 GPS Receiver Using the GP-E2 GPS Receiver When you attach the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver to the camcorder, you can acquire GPS information and add it to your movies and photos. For details about how to attach and use the receiver, refer also to the receiver's instruction manual.
  • Page 91: Customization

    CUSTOM Dial and Button Customization Customization CUSTOM Dial and Button You can assign to C and the CUSTOM dial one of several frequently used functions. You can then adjust the selected function using C and the CUSTOM dial, without having to access the menu.
  • Page 92: Assignable Buttons

    Assignable Buttons Assignable Buttons The camcorder conveniently features 5 buttons to which you can assign various functions. By assigning often used functions, you can quickly access them with a single press of a button. Operating modes: Changing the Assigned Function 1 Open the selection screen for the desired assignable button.
  • Page 93: Using An Assignable Button

    Assignable Buttons Audio Scene] Functions the same as selecting [— Audio Scene] (A 79) in the FUNC. panel. Mic Level]* Functions the same as selecting [ä Mic Level] (A 81) in the FUNC. panel. Zoom] Functions the same as selecting [R Zoom] (A 57) in the FUNC. panel. Image Stabilizer]* Functions the same as selecting [Image Stabilizer] (A 61) in the FUNC.
  • Page 94: Saving And Loading Menu Settings

    Saving and Loading Menu Settings Saving and Loading Menu Settings After you adjust the cinema-look filters and other settings in the FUNC. panel and setup menus, you can save those settings on a memory card. You can load those settings at a later date or on another HF G30 camcorder so that you can use that camcorder in the same way.
  • Page 95: Playback

    Playing Back Video Playback Playback Playing Back Video This section explains how to play back scenes. For details on playing back scenes using an external monitor, refer to Connecting to an External Monitor (A 102). Operating modes: 1 Set the power switch to MEDIA. •...
  • Page 96: Adjusting The Volume

    Playing Back Video About folder names MP4 movies and photos are saved as files in folders. The folder names appear in a format such as "101_0501." The first three digits indicate the folder number and the last four digits indicate the month and day (May 1, for the example folder above).
  • Page 97: Displaying Scene Information

    Playing Back Video Displaying scene information 1 In either the AVCHD or MP4 movie index screen, touch [I]. 2 Touch the desired scene. • The scene information screen appears. • If the optional GP-E2 Receiver was attached to the camcorder during recording, GPS information will also appear.
  • Page 98: Deleting Scenes

    Deleting Scenes Deleting Scenes You can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory card. Operating modes: Deleting a Single Scene 1 Play back the scene you wish to delete (A 95). 2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
  • Page 99 Deleting Scenes Options [date/folder name] Delete all the scenes recorded on a particular date. For AVCHD movies, the date will appear in the control button. For MP4 movies, the folder name (A 96) will appear, with the last four digits indicating the month and day. [Select] Select individual scenes to delete.
  • Page 100: Dividing Scenes

    Dividing Scenes Dividing Scenes You can divide AVCHD scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest. Operating modes: 1 Play back the desired scene (A 95). 2 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the scene. 3 Open the screen for dividing scenes.
  • Page 101: Trimming Scenes

    Trimming Scenes Trimming Scenes You can trim MP4 scenes by removing everything up to a certain point or everything after a certain point. Operating modes: 1 Play back the desired scene (A 95). 2 Pause the playback. 3 Open the screen for trimming scenes. >...
  • Page 102: External Connections

    Connecting to an External Monitor External Connections External Connections Connecting to an External Monitor When you connect the camcorder to an external monitor for recording or playback, use the terminal on the camcorder that matches the one you wish to use on the monitor. Then, select the video signal output configuration.
  • Page 103: Using The Hdmi Out Terminal

    Connecting to an External Monitor Using the HDMI OUT Terminal The HDMI OUT terminal also offers a digital connection and outputs both a video and audio signal. If you selected [k Automatic], the output signal will automatically switch to HD or SD depending on the capability of the external monitor.
  • Page 104: Audio Output

    Audio Output Audio Output The camcorder can output audio from the HDMI OUT terminal, AV OUT terminal or × (headphone) terminal. Synchronizing the Video with the Audio being Monitored When audio is output from the AV OUT terminal or × (headphone) terminal, you can choose to synchronize the audio signal with the video signal or have the camcorder output the audio in real time.
  • Page 105: Photos

    Viewing Photos Photos Photos Viewing Photos Operating modes: 1 Set the power switch to MEDIA. • The AVCHD movie index screen will appear. 2 Open the photo index screen. [6 ·] > Tab of the desired memory card (6 or 7) >...
  • Page 106 Viewing Photos 1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls. 2 Touch [h]. 3 Drag your finger left and right along the scroll bar and then touch [K]. IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
  • Page 107: Deleting Photos

    Deleting Photos Deleting Photos You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping. Operating modes: Deleting a Single Photo 1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete. 2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls. 3 Open the [Delete] screen.
  • Page 108: Saving/Sharing Recordings

    Saving Recordings to a Computer Saving/Sharing Recordings Saving/Sharing Recordings Saving Recordings to a Computer Using the supplied software Data Import Utility to save your AVCHD movies, you have the additional advantage of automatically joining scenes that were saved as multiple files so you can work with them as single scenes with the editing software of your choice.
  • Page 109: Saving Mp4 Movies And Photos Using Imagebrowser Ex

    Saving Recordings to a Computer Installing the Software See Installation and System requirements in the Data Import Utility Software Guide (PDF file) for step- by-step installation instructions and full system requirements. Below are the main system requirements. Windows XP , SP3 Windows Vista , SP2 Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8...
  • Page 110 > > Windows: From the Start menu, All Programs Canon Utilities ImageBrowser EX Windows 8: On the Desktop screen. Mac OS: In the Dock, on the Desktop. If you cannot find the icon, check your Internet connection and install the software again.
  • Page 111 Saving Recordings to a Computer Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Open the MP4 movie index screen (A 95) or photo index screen (A 105). 3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable. •...
  • Page 112: Copying Recordings Between Memory Cards

    Copying Recordings Between Memory Cards Copying Recordings Between Memory Cards You can copy recordings from one memory card to the other. Copying Scenes from the Movie Index Screen Operating modes: 1 Open the desired movie index screen (A 95). • To copy all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger left/right until a scene you want to copy appears.
  • Page 113: Copying Photos From The Index Screen

    Copying Recordings Between Memory Cards Copying Photos from the Index Screen Operating modes: 1 Open the desired photo index screen (A 105). 2 Open the screen to copy photos. > [FUNC.] [Copy (6'7)] or [Copy (7'6)] 3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes]. •...
  • Page 114: Converting Movies To Mp4 Format

    Converting Movies to MP4 Format Converting Movies to MP4 Format You can convert AVCHD movies into MP4 movies or even convert MP4 movies into smaller MP4 movies. This is convenient, for example, when you want to upload the MP4 movies to the Web. When you convert movies on one memory card, they will be saved to the other memory card.
  • Page 115: Copying Recordings To An External Video Recorder

    Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder Operating modes: In High Definition Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHD-compatible digital video recorders using the supplied USB cable to make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder.
  • Page 116 Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder Recording 1 Camcorder: Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 External recorder: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the recorder to record pause mode. 3 Camcorder: Open the desired movie index screen (A 95). •...
  • Page 117: Wi-Fi Functions

    Introduction to Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Functions Wi-Fi Functions Introduction to Wi-Fi When you use the camcorder’s Wi-Fi function to connect to a smartphone or tablet, you can wirelessly save, play back and upload your recordings. You can even use a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android device ) as a remote control and record using the device’s Web browser.
  • Page 118 Wirelessly connect the camcorder to a wireless router (access point) on a Wi-Fi network. Use this connection if you plan to connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (A 133). After doing so, you can even share videos on YouTube and Facebook.
  • Page 119 Introduction to Wi-Fi Before using Wi-Fi functions Based on the function, the camcorder will wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smartphone, or directly to a Wi-Fi network via an access point (wireless router)*. After selecting the function you want to use, follow the onscreen directions to connect the camcorder. * Depending on the manufacturer, the access point may be referred to using a different name, such as wireless LAN router or wireless network router.
  • Page 120: Remote Operation Via The Wi-Fi Remote Application

    * A Web browser that has JavaScript and cookies enabled is required. ** For details about compatible devices, operating systems, Web browsers, etc. please visit your local Canon Web site. Operating modes: iOS or Android device...
  • Page 121: Operating The Camcorder Remotely

    Remote Operation Via the Wi-Fi Remote Application Operating the Camcorder Remotely 1 Camcorder: Open the [Wi-Fi Remote] screen. > [FUNC.] [„ Wi-Fi Remote] 2 Camcorder: Touch [ON]. • The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and the URL to be entered in the Web browser will appear.
  • Page 122 Remote Operation Via the Wi-Fi Remote Application Advanced controls When the recording program is set to [“ Aperture-Pri. AE]: 1 Screen selection tab: Switch between advanced controls and basic controls. 2 Recording program (A 63, 70) 3 Time code (A 73) 4 Wi-Fi Remote connection status 5 Operation (A 156) 6 D (key lock): Press to lock all the controls on the application's screens.
  • Page 123: Remote Operation Using Wi-Fi Remote

    Remote Operation Via the Wi-Fi Remote Application 8 Memory card status/Remaining recording time: The currently selected memory card slot will be indicated with a Î mark above it. 9 SLOT SELECT (memory card slot selection) button A q Exposure mode button (A 66) A a MF (manual focus) button (A 52) A s Exposure compensation value button (A 66) A d White balance mode and setting buttons (A 68)
  • Page 124 Remote Operation Via the Wi-Fi Remote Application Selecting the recording program 1 Press the recording program button. • The recording programs will appear. 2 Select the desired recording program. Adjusting the exposure compensation value 1 Touch [y]. 2 Press the exposure compensation value button. •...
  • Page 125 Remote Operation Via the Wi-Fi Remote Application Adjusting the gain 1 Press the gain button. • The available gain values will appear. 2 Select the desired gain value. • The selected value will be displayed on the Wi-Fi Remote screen and will be applied to the camcorder.
  • Page 126: Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using A Web Browser On Your Ios Or Android Device

    This conveniently allows you to view your recordings while you are out. * Depending on the device, OS, browser, movie format and recording mode, you may not be able to play back or download recordings. For details, visit your local Canon Web site. iOS device, Android device, etc.
  • Page 127 Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on Your iOS or Android Device NOTES • The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files on other devices. - Scenes exceeding 4 GB - Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes - Scenes recorded with a recording mode other than 35 Mbps exceeding 1 hour •...
  • Page 128: Uploading Recordings Using An Ios Device

    Uploading Recordings Using an iOS Device Uploading Recordings Using an iOS Device Using the Movie Uploader app* for iOS devices, you can wirelessly connect the camcorder to the device to upload your movies to YouTube and your movies and photos to Facebook even when you are away from your home network.
  • Page 129 • The procedure above may differ depending on the version of iOS you are using. • For details about the Movie Uploader app, visit PIXELA’s Web site. http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/canon/e/movieuploader/ (English only) • The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files on other devices.
  • Page 130: Playback On A Computer

    Playback on a Computer Playback on a Computer Using the Media Server function, you can wirelessly view your movies and photos from your computer or similar device. You will need an access point connected to your home network and software installed on your computer that can play back movies and photos on the media server.
  • Page 131: Transferring Files To A Computer Or Ftp Server

    Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP Server Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP Server You can wirelessly transfer files (recordings) directly to a computer or an FTP server. You will need a correctly configured FTP server. During the manual setup procedure, you will need to enter the FTP server's IP address, port, user name, password and file transfer destination (where the files will be transferred to).
  • Page 132 Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP Server Using the virtual keyboard When you need to enter text for various settings, touch the text field and a virtual keyboard will appear on the screen. You must use the touch screen to operate the virtual keyboard. The illustrations below explain the various keys you can use.
  • Page 133: Gateway

    To use this function, you will need an access point connected to the Internet. * Availability differs from area to area. ** “Web services” is used in this text to refer to various Internet services supported by CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
  • Page 134 Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY 5 Computer: Enter your account information > click Login. • After you log in, the camera settings screen will appear. 6 Computer: Click Edit Web Services > Desired Web service > Edit > Follow the onscreen instructions and enter your account information for the selected Web service >...
  • Page 135: Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services

    You can send e-mail notifications with a link to your online photo album. You can even set up to 20 e-mail addresses. * The available Web services may be updated. For details, refer to the help module of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
  • Page 136: E-Mail

    You can use the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Library screen to see the movies and photos you uploaded. You can also check what files you have sent and the various settings for the Web services. For details on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, refer to the Help module (in the upper right of the screen).
  • Page 137 Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY NOTES • E-mail addresses must consist of single-byte characters. Only e-mail addresses with 16 or less characters before the @ mark can be set in the camcorder.
  • Page 138: Wi-Fi Connection Using An Access Point

    Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point The camcorder can connect to a Wi-Fi network using a wireless router (access point) and even remember the settings for the four most recently used access points. General requirements •...
  • Page 139: Searching For Access Points

    Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point 2 Within 2 minutes, touch [OK] on the camcorder’s screen. • The camcorder will connect to the access point. • You can touch [Stop] and then [OK] to interrupt the Wi-Fi Protected Setup while it is in progress. •...
  • Page 140: Manual Setup

    Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point Manual Setup Perform this procedure to manually configure the wireless connection settings. This may be necessary, for example, if your access point’s network name (SSID) cannot be detected due to the stealth function being enabled. Manual setup is for advanced users of Wi-Fi networks. To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 132).
  • Page 141: Viewing And Changing Wi-Fi Settings

    Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings When the camcorder is connected to an access point or to a Wi-Fi-enabled device, you can view the Wi-Fi connection settings and even change them, if necessary. To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 132). Operating modes: 1 Open the [Wi-Fi] screen.
  • Page 142 Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings Glossary This is a glossary of some of the basic terms used frequently in this chapter. The documentation for your access point may also contain a glossary you can refer to. Access Point A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless devices, like your camcorder, to connect to a wired network (including to the Internet) using the Wi-Fi standard.
  • Page 143: Additional Information

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists Additional Information Additional Information Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (A 31). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference page are explained after the tables.
  • Page 144: Setup Menus

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists Control Button Setting options/Function AUTO CINEMA [„ Wi-Fi [ON], [OFF] Remote] Option available only for recording movies. The setting is maintained when the camcorder is switched from mode to mode. (Except for [„ Custom Setting] under [— Audio Scene].) FUNC.
  • Page 145 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu item Setting options [Auto Backlight Correction] [i On], [j Off] [Auto Slow Shutter] [i On], [j Off] – [ND Filter] [k Automatic], [j Off] – [Conversion Lens] [¾ TL-H58], [¿ WA-H58], [j Off] – [È With È], [ Without È] [Intelligent IS] [Onscreen Markers]...
  • Page 146 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [ND Filter]: Available in any recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs. When set to [k Automatic], ND filter settings will be available when the aperture value is F4.0. [Conversion Lens]: When you attach to the camcorder the optional TL-H58 Tele-converter or WA-H58 Wide Attachment, set the appropriate conversion lens setting.
  • Page 147: Recording Setup

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene or photo was recorded. [( Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used when recording the scene or photo. [TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the supplied STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, select the setting according to the type of TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio.
  • Page 148 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu item Setting options [Initial Time [Reset], [OK] – – Code] [User Bit Output Fixed], [ Pulldown] – – Mode] [User Bit Type] Setting], [ Time], [ Date] – – [Color Bars] [j Off], [ SMPTE], [ ARIB] –...
  • Page 149: System Setup

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists q System Setup Menu item Setting options [Language ], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [ ], [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [ ], [Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [...
  • Page 150 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu item Setting options [Focus/Zoom Ring [h Normal], [X Reverse] – – – Direction] [Focus/Zoom Ring [Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow] – – – Response] [Focus Preset [Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow] – – –...
  • Page 151 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [OLED Mirror Image]: When set to [i On], this function reverses the image on the screen horizontally when you rotate the OLED panel 180 degrees toward the subject. In other words, the screen will show a mirror image of the subject. [OLED Color Balance]: Allows you to adjust the color balance of the OLED screen.
  • Page 152 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [GPS Information Display] : When the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver is attached to the camcorder, this function allows you to view GPS information. For more details, refer to Viewing GPS Information in the receiver's instruction manual. [Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features.
  • Page 153: Appendix: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies 1213 19 20 21 22 23 24 1 Control button [FUNC.]: Open the 15 Remaining recording time FUNC. panel (A 31) On the memory card Relay recording (A 47) 2 Smart AUTO (A 40) 16 Recording mode (A 45) 3 Autofocus mode (A 54)
  • Page 154 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies mode mode 1216 36 Audio scene select (A 79) 26 Recording program (A 63, 65, 70) 27 Exposure compensation (A 66) 37 External audio input from the MIC terminal (A 84) 28 AGC limit (A 62); Gain (during the [n Manual Exposure] recording 38 Digital tele-converter (A 60) program) (A 65)
  • Page 155 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Playing Movies (during playback) 47 Playback control buttons (A 96) 49 Data code (A 89, 147) 48 Scene number 50 Volume controls (A 96) Viewing Photos 51 Control button [MENU]: Open the setup 54 Control button [f]: Return to the menus (A 32, 144) photo index screen (A 105) 52 Current photo / Total number of photos...
  • Page 156 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays 9 Operation Ü Record, Û Record pause, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, × Fast playback, Ø Fast reverse playback, Õ Slow playback, Ö Slow reverse playback, Ó Frame advance, Ô Frame reverse. 14 Remaining battery time •...
  • Page 157: Troubleshooting

    Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
  • Page 158 - The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center. Playback Cannot delete a scene.
  • Page 159: Picture And Sound

    104 °F). - The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack. - Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center. Picture and Sound The screen appears too dark.
  • Page 160 Troubleshooting No picture appears on the viewfinder. - Pull out the viewfinder to activate it. Audio cannot be recorded. - When using a microphone connected to the MIC terminal, make sure the microphone is turned on. Also, make sure its battery is not exhausted. - The audio recording level is not set correctly (A 81).
  • Page 161 Troubleshooting The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly. - Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the connection. - Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer. Cannot save MP4 movies or photos on my computer - When the memory card contains too many MP4 movies and photos combined (Windows –...
  • Page 162: List Of Messages

    - You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
  • Page 163 Cannot record - There is a problem with the memory card. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot record Check the memory card - There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (A 108) and initialize the memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 36).
  • Page 164 Troubleshooting Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data - The memory card contains scenes recorded using a video configuration that is not supported (PAL or SECAM). Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used to record them. Memory card A/B writing error Attempt to recover the data? (Can take up to 3 min.) - This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory card.
  • Page 165: List Of Messages For Wi-Fi Functions

    Troubleshooting Scene recorded using another device. Cannot copy the scene. Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene. - Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied or divided with this camcorder. Some scenes could not be deleted - Movies that were protected/edited with other devices and then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
  • Page 166 Unable to access configuration files - Turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center. Unable to complete WPS. - Turn off the camcorder and access point. After a short while, turn them on again and try again.
  • Page 167: List Of Messages For Web Services

    Web service (the maximum length differs according to the Web service). Shorten the movie and try sending it again. Server busy Try again later - The CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server is busy due to a high number of users trying to connect to the server. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again later.
  • Page 168 - You attempted to send a type of recording or a file with a size that is not supported by the selected Web service. Check the recording before sending. Try again - An error occurred when connecting to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server or the server is temporarily down. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again.
  • Page 169: Handling Precautions

    Canon shall not be liable for any data loss. • Do not carry the camcorder by the OLED panel. Be careful when closing the OLED panel. When using a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to swing and hit an object.
  • Page 170: Battery Pack

    Handling Precautions • When mounting the camcorder on a tripod, make sure that the 6.5 mm tripod’s fastening screw is shorter than 6.5 mm (0.26 in.). Using other tripods may damage the camcorder. • When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and panning can result in jittery scenes.
  • Page 171: Memory Card

    Handling Precautions Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs • For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs will not be charged even if you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800 Battery Charger.
  • Page 172: Lithium Button Battery

    Handling Precautions Lithium Button Battery WARNING! • The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled. • Do not disassemble, modify, immerse in water, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate the battery.
  • Page 173: Maintenance/Others

    Maintenance/Others Maintenance/Others Cleaning Camcorder Body • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens, Viewfinder and Instant AF Sensor • If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly. •...
  • Page 174: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
  • Page 175: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Optional Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder. Select accessories are described in more detail in the following pages. BP-820, BP-828 CG-800 CA-570 Compact TL-H58 Battery Pack Battery Charger Power Adapter Tele-converter WA-H58 Wide...
  • Page 176 Optional Accessories NOTES • Accessories that are compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be attached to this camcorder. Look for the Mini ADVANCED SHOE logo to ensure compatibility with the mini advanced shoe.
  • Page 177 This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accesso- ries. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).
  • Page 178: Recording Mp4 Movies

    Optional Accessories Recording AVCHD movies Recording (maximum) Recording (typical)* Playback Battery pack Recording mode OLED Viewfinder OLED Viewfinder OLED 28 Mbps LPCM (59.94P) / 150 min. 155 min. 90 min. 90 min. 260 min. 28 Mbps (59.94P) 24 Mbps LPCM / 24 Mbps 170 min.
  • Page 179 Optional Accessories WA-H58 Wide Attachment This Wide Attachment lens decreases the focal length by a factor of 0.75, giving you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic views. • The Wide Attachment cannot be used together with the supplied lens hood with lens barrier.
  • Page 180 SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
  • Page 181: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications VIXIA HF G30 — Values given are approximate figures. System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2ch Dolby Digital 2ch; Dolby Digital 5.1ch Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch) Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif Ver.
  • Page 182 Specifications • Image Sensor 1/2.84-inch CMOS, 3,090,000 pixels Effective pixels: 2,910,000 pixels • OLED Touch Screen: 3.5 in., wide, TFT color, equivalent to 1,230,000 dots , 100% coverage, touch operation • Viewfinder: 0.24 in., wide, color, equivalent to 1,560,000 dots , 100% coverage •...
  • Page 183 Specifications Terminals • HDMI OUT Terminal HDMI mini connector; output only • USB Terminal: mini-B receptacle, Hi-Speed USB; output only • AV OUT Terminal ∅ 3.5 mm 4-pole minijack; output only Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less •...
  • Page 184 Specifications BP-820 Battery Pack • Battery type Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System • Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC • Operating temperature : 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) • Battery capacity: 1780 mAh (typical); 13 Wh / 1700 mAh (minimum) •...
  • Page 185: Index

    Initializing a memory card ....36 CANON iMAGE GATEWAY ....133 Intelligent IS .
  • Page 186 Mode switch ......29 Sports (recording program) ....70 Monitor delay Spotlight (recording program) .
  • Page 187 B) If the Equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage; C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon USA’s factory service centers or authorized service facilities;...
  • Page 188 The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows: Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.
  • Page 189 Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: +852 3191 2333, Fax: +852 2428 3963 Visit your local Canon Web site to download the latest version of this Instruction Manual. For support concerning the supplied software, contact your local Canon Service Center. © CANON INC. 2013 PUB.

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