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Instruction Manual

If you are using Windows operating system, use the supplied
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
If you are using Macintosh operating system, use the supplied
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
PUB. DIM-620
Version 10
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB. DIM-620 Digital Video Software Version 10 Instruction Manual If you are using Windows operating system, use the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows. If you are using Macintosh operating system, use the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
  • Page 2: Read Carefully Before Using

    In consideration of the right to use the SOFTWARE, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. 1. LICENSE: Canon grants you the personal, non-exclusive right to use the SOFTWARE only on a single computer. You may physically transfer the SOFTWARE from one computer to another provided that the SOFTWARE is used on only one computer at a time.
  • Page 3 Agreement by destroying the SOFTWARE. This Agreement will also terminate without notice to you if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement and you must then promptly return the SOFTWARE. In addition, Canon may enforce its other legal rights.
  • Page 4 CD-ROM media in which the Software is stored. Except as expressly provided herein, no license or right, express or implied, is hereby conveyed or granted by Canon to you for any intellectual property of Canon. Nothing contained in Paragraph 1 shall be construed to give Canon any ownership rights in any images, graphics or textual material that you save in connection with the Software.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ................ 2 Canon Software License Agreement ..............2 Read This First ....................... 8 Checking Supplied Accessories ................9 Windows System Requirements ..................10 What Can Be Accomplished with the Software ..........12 Installing the Software ..................13 Installing the Digital Video Software ..............
  • Page 6 Creating an Original Sound File and Adding it to the My Camera Window ..69 Setting ZoomBrowser EX to Start Automatically ..........72 Auto-Downloading Settings ................76 Uninstalling the Software .................. 79 Uninstalling ZoomBrowser EX ................79 Uninstalling the TWAIN Driver/WIA Driver ............80 Troubleshooting ....................
  • Page 7 My Camera Window ..................128 Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camcorder .......... 129 Adding Still Images to the My Camera Window ..........130 Uninstalling the Software ................131 Troubleshooting ....................132...
  • Page 8: Read This First

    Canon. • Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to mistaken operation or malfunction of the camcorder, the software,...
  • Page 9: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking Supplied Accessories Use the following accessories to download recorded images from a memory card to your computer. • IFC-300PCU USB Cable • DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows • DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh • Windows users: Move on to p. 10. •...
  • Page 10: Windows

    USB: only preinstalled Windows 98/Windows Me/ Windows 2000/ Windows XP systems with built-in USB ports Free Hard Disk Space: • Canon Utilities – ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more (Including the PhotoRecord printing program) – PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more •...
  • Page 11 ❍ The connection may not operate correctly if you are using other USB devices, excluding USB mice or keyboards, at the same time. If this occurs, disconnect the other devices from the computer and try reconnecting the camcorder. ❍ Do not connect two or more camcorders to the same computer via the USB interface.
  • Page 12: What Can Be Accomplished With The Software

    What Can Be Accomplished with the Software This topic introduces the main features of the software programs contained on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows. ■ TWAIN Driver ( TWAIN Driver is the driver software for Windows 98 and Windows 2000 that is required for downloading images from a memory card to a computer.
  • Page 13: Installing The Software

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

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

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer ❍ Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. ❍ Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. ❍...
  • Page 20 Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer USB Cable USB Terminal on the Camcorder Camcorder End Computer End USB Port on the Computer ❍ Windows 98/Windows 2000/Windows Me: The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer via USB interface, install the TWAIN Driver or the WIA Driver ( 17,18).
  • Page 21: Downloading Images (zoombrowser Ex)

    Downloading Images (ZoomBrowser EX) Below explains the procedure for connecting a camcorder to a computer using the USB cable. For connecting a PC card reader/writer, see Using a PC Card Reader/Writer ( 26). ❍ Observe following precautions when the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing (the camcorder is reading or writing from or to the memory card).
  • Page 22: Starting Zoombrowser Ex

    [ZoomBrowser EX] icon on the desktop to start ZoomBrowser EX. • If a camcorder and PC card reader are connected at the same time, a window appears allowing you to select the camcorder model. Confirm that [Canon Camera] or your camcorder model name is displayed and click [OK].
  • Page 23 Click [Browse Images]. The Camera Window opens, displaying the camcorder images as thumbnails (small images). For instructions on how to set the Auto-download settings, see page 76. Windows Me Insert a memory card containing images into the camcorder. Connect the Power Adapter to the camcorder. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the TAPE/ CARD switch to CARD.
  • Page 24 Downloading Images (ZoomBrowser EX) Click [Camera & Memory Card] in the Main Window. Click [Browse and Download Images]. Click [Browse Images]. The Camera Window opens, displaying the camcorder images as thumbnails (small images). For instructions on how to set the Auto-download settings, see page 76.
  • Page 25: Downloading Images To The Computer

    Downloading Images to the Computer In the Camera Window, select the image you wish to download and click [Download image]. • An orange frame appears around the selected image. • You can select multiple images by continuously clicking on the images. Click on the image again to deselect.
  • Page 26: Using A Pc Card Reader/writer

    Downloading Images (ZoomBrowser EX) The Camera Window closes and the Main Window opens. The downloaded images appear in the Main Window. Using a PC Card Reader/Writer The basic operations of ZoomBrowser EX are the same as when you connect the camcorder to the computer.
  • Page 27 Click [Camera & Memory Card]. Click [Browse & Download Images]. If multiple PC card readers loaded with memory cards are connected or if a camcorder and a PC card reader are connected, a selection dialog will appear before the [Download image] window opens. Select one of the devices to proceed and click [OK].
  • Page 28: Using Other Zoombrowser Ex Functions

    Using Other ZoomBrowser EX Functions Camera Window The Camera Window opens when a connection to a camcorder is initiated. Images will be displayed as thumbnails (small images). Movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image, indicated with a movie icon. Buttons are activated when an image is selected.
  • Page 29: Download Settings Window

    Download Settings Window The following window appears when you select a task in the Task Area of the Camera Window. Select a folder in which you wish to download and save the image. If you wish to create a new folder, select [Create new folder] and select the item you wish to use as folder name.
  • Page 30: Main Window

    Using Other ZoomBrowser EX Functions Main Window ZoomBrowser EX's Main Window features various buttons and an image display area. This section introduces the names and functions of the various window parts. Clicking hides the area. Click again to redisplay the area. Toolbar Task Area Folders Area...
  • Page 31 Toolbar [View Mode]: Selects the view mode. Menu options: Scroll Mode, Zoom Mode and Preview Mode. Scroll Mode: Displays the images in the selected folder at a large, easy-to- view size. When there are more images than can fit in the Browser Area, a scroll bar appears at the right of the Browser Area.
  • Page 32 Using Other ZoomBrowser EX Functions You can change the file name or enter a comment. Switch between images with this button when more than one image is selected. [Rotate]: Rotates selected still images. [Delete]: Deletes selected images.
  • Page 33: Image Viewer Window

    Image Viewer Window The Image Viewer window appears when you double-click a still image, or when you select a still image and click [View Image]. Zoom Color, Brightness and Contrast You can change You can adjust the color, the zoom ratio. brightness and contrast by dragging the respective slide.
  • Page 34: Playing Back Movies From A Memory Card

    Playing Back Movies From a Memory Card In the Camera Window and Main Window, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a movie icon ( ). When you double-click the thumbnail in the Main Window, QuickTime Player starts and plays back the movie. ❍...
  • Page 35 Click the e (play) button in QuickTime Player. The movie will be played back.
  • Page 36: Running A Slide Show

    Running a Slide Show You can view selected still images in a slide show. Movies cannot be selected for a slide show. Click [View & Modify] in the Main Window. Click [View as a Slide Show]. Select the images and click [Setup Slide Show].
  • Page 37 Select the slide show settings. • [Image Size]: Select the size of the still images. • [Image Information]: Select to show image information such as file name or title. • [Advance to Next Slide]: Select to advance manually or automatically. When you select “Every 3 seconds”, you can select the interval in the control below (from 1 to 120 seconds).
  • Page 38: Searching Images

    Searching Images You can search for images marked as your Favorites or by modification date, shooting date or keywords. You can mark images as Favorites ( 41) and add keywords ( 41). Searching Images Click [View & Modify] in the Main Window. Select the folder in which you wish to search for the image and click [Search].
  • Page 39 Specify the search conditions. • Place a check mark beside the parameter you wish to use. • If you selected [Modification Date] or [Shooting Date], set the date range. If you selected [Keywords], select the keywords. Clicking here hides the search parameter details. Click [Start Search].
  • Page 40 Searching Images Click [Finish]. To change the search parameters and perform another search, click [Specify Search Condition] and repeat steps 3-4. The images of the search result are displayed in the [Search Results] folder. You can print or copy these images to another folder. The images will remain in this folder until ZoomBrowser EX is closed or another search is performed.
  • Page 41: Setting Parameters For Future Searches

    Setting Parameters for Future Searches In Preview Mode, you can mark images as Favorites, and open the [View/Modify Keywords] window by clicking [View/Modify Keywords] in the Main Window. Making an Image as Favorite Select an image in the Browser Area and click (Properties).
  • Page 42 Searching Images Click [View/Modify Keywords]. You can also select [View/Modify Keywords] from the [Tools] menu. Place a check mark beside the keyword you wish to use and click [OK]. Place a check mark beside the keyword you wish to use. To add a keyword, type the new word in the box and click [+].
  • Page 43: Adding Sound To An Image

    Adding Sound to an Image You can add a sound to an image. The sound file needs to be in WAVE format (extension “.wav”) or in MIDI format (extension “.mid” or “.midi”). The sound cannot be played back on the camcorder. Adding Sound to an Image In the Main Window, select an image and select [Add/ Remove Sound] from the [Edit] menu.
  • Page 44: Attaching Still Images To E-mail Messages

    Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected still images to an E-mail message. To use this function, the e-mail software must be enabled as MAPI client. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the e-mail software. Click [Internet] in the Main Window.
  • Page 45 Select the still images you wish to send and click [Change Image Size]. You can select multiple still images by continuously clicking on the still images. Click on the still image again to deselect. Select image size and quality, and click [Send or Save]. •...
  • Page 46 Attaching Still Images to E-mail Messages Select to send still images by e-mail or to save the still images in a folder and click [Finish]. • If you selected [Create a new email], your e-mail software starts and the selected still images appear as an attachment in the message window. Input address, subject and your comments and send the message.
  • Page 47: Printing Still Images (photorecord)

    Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) PhotoRecord is a printing program. You can use this program to lay out the still images for printing. You can also create original albums and save them to your computer. Movies cannot be printed. ❍ Do not open the memory card cover, remove the memory card, detach the USB cable or turn off the camcorder while data is being transferred to the printer (when the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing).
  • Page 48 Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) Select the still image you wish to print and click [Select Captions for Printing]. You can select multiple images by continuously clicking on the images. Click on the image again to deselect. Select the image information you wish to include in the print and click [Open Layout Print].
  • Page 49 Click [Select Printer & Album Type] and select a printer and album type. Select the printer. Select the album type. Click [Select Paper] and select the media type, paper size and page orientation. • If you click [Decorate Album], you can change the theme (a consistent design for background, photo frames and text frames), or set the design elements individually.
  • Page 50: Selecting The Print Mode And Number Of Copies (dpof Print Settings)

    Printing Still Images (PhotoRecord) Click [Print], confirm the number of copies and other print settings, and click [Print]. Printing starts. PhotoRecord automatically performs image correction for images shot with Exif 2.2 compatible camcorders and even other images, yielding high-quality prints. Selecting the Print Mode and Number of Copies (DPOF Print Settings) You can select the image and the number of prints ( print setting) for...
  • Page 51 Select the still image you wish to print and the number of copies. • [Standard Print]: Prints selected images in the specified number of copies. Use the arrows next to the boxes below the image to select the number of copies. •...
  • Page 52: Merging Panoramic Images (photostitch)

    Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) You can merge a series of overlapping still images into a single, seamless panorama. PhotoStitch automatically arranges still images recorded with the camcorder’s Stitch Assist mode in their correct order and orientation, making it easy to merge them. Please refer to the Camcorder Instruction Manual to learn how to record in Stitch Assist mode.
  • Page 53 Arrange the order of the images and click [2.Merge]. Operational instructions are displayed in the upper section of the window. Click [Start].
  • Page 54 Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) Select [3. Save] and then click [Save]. • Select the destination folder, input the file name and click [Save]. • In the View the Saved Image? window, click [Yes]. The Viewer window opens and displays the merged image. ❍...
  • Page 55: Exporting Images

    Exporting Images You can change the size, resolution or file format of selected still images and save them as new files, or export still images for use as screen saver or wallpaper. You can also export selected movie and still image information to text file, or copy and rename movies and still images.
  • Page 56 Exporting Images Select the export type and click [Specify Export Settings]. • [Edit Images and Resave]: Converts still images to another file format, resizes and saves them as new files. You can select the file format from JPEG, TIFF, and BMP. You can also specify a prefix to be added to the exported still images.
  • Page 57 Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. • The options for the export settings vary according to the export type. Follow the instructions displayed in the window. • In each case, specify the destination folder and file name for the images to be exported.
  • Page 58: Adding Still Images From Your Computer To The Memory Card

    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can add still images (JPEG) from the computer to a memory card. You can also add sample images for card mix from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows. Adding Still Images to the Memory Card Click [Camera &...
  • Page 59 Select the still images you wish to add and click [Open Camera Window]. You can select multiple still images by continuously clicking on the still images. Click on the still image again to deselect. In the Add Image window, select the image size and click [Add].
  • Page 60: Adding Sample Images To The Memory Card

    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card Adding Sample Images to the Memory Card You can add sample images for card mix and card animation to the memory card. 4 images for CARD CHROMA, 2 images for CARD LUMINANCE, 2 images for CAMERA CHROMA and 4 images for CARD ANIMATION are provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
  • Page 61 In the Folders Area of the Main Window, select the CD-ROM icon followed by [DVC CARD IMAGE]. Sample images or folders for CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMINANCE, CAMERA CHROMA or CARD ANIMATION appear in the Browser Area. Select the sample images you wish to add and click [Open Camera Window].
  • Page 62 Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card In the Add Image window, click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. • When recording is complete, the sample images will appear in the Camera Window.
  • Page 63: Saving Images On Cd-r/rw Disks (windows Xp Only)

    Saving Images on CD-R/RW Disks (Windows XP Only) You can copy and save images to CD-R and CD-RW disks. The shooting information is copied along with the images. This function can only be used on a computer that came with a CD-R/RW drive as standard equipment.
  • Page 64 Saving Images on CD-R/RW Disks (Windows XP Only) Click [Backup to CD]. Select the folders or images you wish to save and click [Specify Backup Settings]. Select the CD-R/RW drive, enter a title and click [Start Backup]. The disk will be ejected from the drive when copying is complete. You can add images to a CD-R/RW disk that already contains images.
  • Page 65: Customizing Your Camcorder With The My Camera Settings

    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self- timer sound are called the My Camera Settings. ZoomBrowser EX already contains several My Camera Settings which can be selected in theme sets or individually. The “Animal” theme, for example features and animal in the start-up image and animal calls in each of the sound files.
  • Page 66 Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings Select the setting you wish to replace in the [Camera] list and click [Save to Camera]. On the confirmation window, click [OK]. • The selected setting replaces the old setting and appears in the [Camera] list.
  • Page 67: My Camera Window

    My Camera Window For individual Selects the type of the settings. My Camera Settings. Displays the For setting in My Camera theme sets. Settings of the camcorder. Displays the My Camera Plays back the Settings saved sound setting on the selected in the computer.
  • Page 68: Adding Still Images To The My Camera Window

    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings Adding Still Images to the My Camera Window To use still images recorded with your camcorder, you need to download them to the computer before you can add them to the My Camera Window.
  • Page 69: Creating An Original Sound File And Adding It To The My Camera Window

    Creating an Original Sound File and Adding it to the My Camera Window ❍ QuickTime is required to play back the sound. If QuickTime is not already installed on your computer, install the QuickTime from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK for Windows. Place the disk in the CD- ROM drive and click [QuickTime Installation] in the installer panel.
  • Page 70 Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings Click the [Stop] button to stop recording, and click [Close]. Recording stops automatically after 30 seconds. Edit the sound data so that it confirms to the time limits. • Select the sound type by clicking the [Sound Format] button. •...
  • Page 71 Click the [Save] tab, check if the sound file was created and click [Save]. Input a file name and click [OK]. • The created sound file appears in the [My Computer] list. • You can now save the newly created sound file to the camcorder using the procedures described in Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camcorder ( 65).
  • Page 72: Setting Zoombrowser Ex To Start Automatically

    Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Settings] and [Control Panel]. Double click the [Scanners and Cameras] icon. If you cannot find the [Scanners and Cameras] icon, see TWAIN Driver/WIA Driver Uninstallation ( 82). Make sure that [Canon Camera] is selected and click [Properties]. Click the [Events] tab.
  • Page 73 Remove the check mark from all programs except ZoomBrowser EX and click [OK]. The next time the camcorder is connected, ZoomBrowser EX starts and the Camera Window opens automatically. Windows Me Insert a memory card containing images into the camcorder. Connect the Power Adapter to the camcorder.
  • Page 74 ❍ When you have restarted your computer, a window appears allowing you to select an application program to start. ❍ Select [Canon ZoomBrowser EX], place a check mark beside “Always use this program for this action” and click [OK]. • ZoomBrowser EX starts and the Camera Window opens automatically.
  • Page 75 19). A window appears allowing you to select an application program to start. Select [Canon ZoomBrowser EX], place a check mark next to “Always use this program for this action” and click [OK]. The next time the camcorder is connected, ZoomBrowser EX starts and the...
  • Page 76: Auto-downloading Settings

    Auto-Downloading Settings You can set the action that is carried out when ZoomBrowser EX is started. When you set ZoomBrowser EX to automatically download images from the camcorder when ZoomBrowser EX is started, specify the download settings. In the Main Window, select [Auto-download setting] from the [Camera] menu.
  • Page 77 Select the image type to be downloaded and click [Save In]. This option is not supported by the camcorder. Select the destination folder in which you wish to save the image and click [Set Action].
  • Page 78 Auto-Downloading Settings Set the action to be carried out after images are downloaded and click [Setup Completed]. Allows you to display the folder in which the images have been saved after downloading them. Allows you to perform one of the following processes in succession. •Layout Print •Contact Sheet Print •View as slideshow...
  • Page 79: Uninstalling The Software

    Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [All Programs], [Canon Utilities], [Camera Window] and [Camera Window Uninstall]. ❍ PhotoRecord and PhotoStitch can be removed with the same procedure. ❍ RemoteCapture Task and RAW Image Task are used with Canon digital cameras. The camcorder does not support these programs.
  • Page 80: Uninstalling The Twain Driver/wia Driver

    Driver Uninstallation ( 82). Windows 98/Windows 2000: 1. Delete [Canon Camera] from the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] list. 2. Click [OK] to close the window. 3. Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [DV TWAIN Driver x.x] and [TWAIN Driver Uninstall].
  • Page 81: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Connection ? Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. ➜ Computer does not support the USB interface. The USB interface is not supported for computer not in compliance with the following requirements. Acquire the necessary system to use the USB interface.
  • Page 82 ❍ If you do not find [Scanners and Cameras] in the [Control Panel] or [Printers and Other Hardware]. ❍ If [Canon Camera] or your camcorder model name does not appear in the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] or [Scanners and Cameras].
  • Page 83 Double-click the [System] icon. The [System Properties] dialog appears. Click the [Device Manager] tab. If [Canon Camera] appears under the [Other Devices] and/ [Imaging Devices] categories, use the following procedures to delete it. 1. Select [Canon Camera] and click [Remove].
  • Page 84 [Other Devices] and/or [Imaging Devices] categories, use the following procedures to delete it. 1. Select [Canon Camera] or the name of the camcorder model, right-click the mouse button and select [Delete]. 2. In the confirmation dialog, click [OK].
  • Page 85 • If you double-click the [Oem*] file, the Windows Notepad program will start and show the file contents. Click each [Oem*] file until you find one that contains “*** Canon Camera Driver Setup File***” in its first line. When you find the correct file, note down its name and close the Notepad window.
  • Page 86: Macintosh System Requirements

    PowerPC RAM: Mac OS 9.0-9.2: 64 MB or more of application memory Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2): 128 MB or more Interface: Free Hard Disk Space: Canon Utilities – ImageBrowser 120 MB or more – PhotoStitch 30 MB or more 800 ×...
  • Page 87: What Can Be Accomplished With The Software

    What Can Be Accomplished with the Software This topic introduces the main features of the software programs contained on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh. ■ ImageBrowser ( • Downloading images recorded onto a memory card to your computer. •...
  • Page 88: Installing The Software

    Installing the Software Before you connect the camcorder to the computer with the USB cable for the first time, you must install the Digital Video Software. Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2) Users: Your digital video camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP).
  • Page 89 Mac OS 9.0-9.2: Double click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS 9] and [Canon Digital Video Installer] icons. Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2): Double click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS X] and [Canon Digital Video Installer] icons.
  • Page 90 Installing the Software Select the installation destination and click [Choose]. Installation starts. When the message “Installation has finished.” appears, click [OK]. After the installation is complete, restart the computer as prompted.
  • Page 91: Connecting The Camcorder To A Computer

    Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer ❍ Make sure the camcorder is being powered using the power adapter before connecting it to a computer. ❍ Be sure to install the Digital Video Software before you connect the camcorder to the computer. ❍...
  • Page 92: Downloading Images (imagebrowser)

    Downloading Images (ImageBrowser) Below explains the procedure for connecting a camcorder to a computer using the USB cable. For connecting a PC card reader/writer, see Using a PC Card Reader/Writer 98). ❍ Observe following precautions when the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing (the camcorder is reading or writing from or to the memory card).
  • Page 93 Select [Display Images] and click [OK]. The Communications Settings window appears. This window only appears the first time the camcorder is connected. Confirm that [USB port] and [Canon Camera] are selected and click [Set]. The Camera Window opens, displaying the camcorder images as thumbnails (small images).
  • Page 94 Double-click the [Canon ImageBrowser] icon on the desktop. If the Canon ImageBrowser icon does not appear on the desktop, double- click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive on which the program was installed, followed by the [ImageBrowser] folder and [ImageBrowser] icon.
  • Page 95: Downloading Images To The Computer

    Confirm that [USB port] and [Canon Camera] are selected and click [Set]. The Camera Window opens, displaying the camcorder images as thumbnails (small images). Downloading Images to the Computer Mac OS 9.0-9.2: Select [Macintosh HD] in the explorer view section.
  • Page 96 Downloading Images (ImageBrowser) Create a new folder for saving images from the memory card in the camcorder. Click the [File] menu and select [New Folder]. A folder with the name “Untitled” will be created. Click it to change the folder name as you wish. In this example, we will input “ZOO.”...
  • Page 97 Browser area Explorer View Section To disconnect the camcorder, click the close box (Mac OS 9.0-9.2) or the red close box (Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2)) at the upper left of the Camera Window. The Camera Window will close. ❍ Double-clicking an image on the camera window imports it to the computer.
  • Page 98: Using A Pc Card Reader/writer

    • ImageBrowser starts. • If the icon does not appear on the desktop, double-click the folder in which you installed the program, followed by the [Canon Utilities] and [ImageBrowser] folders and the [ImageBrowser] file. Double-click the [CANON_DV] and [DCIM] folders in the Explorer View Section.
  • Page 99: Using Other Imagebrowser Functions

    Using Other ImageBrowser Functions Camera Window The Camera Window opens when a connection to a camcorder is initiated. Images will be displayed as thumbnails (small images). Movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image, indicated with a movie icon. Buttons are activated when an image is selected.
  • Page 100: Camera Settings Window

    Using Other ImageBrowser Functions Camera Settings Window You can adjust the date, time and owner settings in the Camera Settings window using the computer when the camcorder is connected. You can also check the remaining memory card capacity. 1. In the Camera Window, click the [SETUP OPTIONS] button and select [Camera Settings] from the displayed menu.
  • Page 101: Browser Window

    Explorer View Section and to perform a variety of Window. the Browser Area. functions. [CANON CAMERA]: Displays the Camera Window. [SELECT]: Selects all images in a folder. Menu options: Select All and Deselect All. [SEND TO TRASH]: Deletes selected images.
  • Page 102: Image Viewer Window

    Using Other ImageBrowser Functions Image Viewer Window The Image Viewer window appears when you double-click a still image, or when you select a still image and click [DISPLAY IMAGE]. Enlarge or reduce the still image Current zoom ratio CROP ADJUST COLOR You can extract a part of the still image.
  • Page 103: Displaying The Image Information

    Displaying the Image Information You can check the image information such as shooting date/time or file size. Select the image of which you wish to display the information. From the [File] menu, select [Get Info]. • The File Information window appears. •...
  • Page 104: [view] Menu

    Using Other ImageBrowser Functions [View] Menu You can select the display settings of the Browser Area by selecting [View Settings] from the [View] menu. Allows you to select Allows you to the information enlarge and displayed under the reduce the size thumbnails.
  • Page 105: Displaying Images In Timetunnel

    Displaying Images in TimeTunnel This program displays images in the order of the creation date. In the [View] menu, select [View Mode] followed by [TimeTunnel]. The image information will be displayed when you point at an image. The date/time at which the images were shot appears on the red line.
  • Page 106: Playing Back Movies From A Memory Card

    Playing Back Movies From a Memory Card In the Camera Window and Browser Area, movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image with a movie icon ( ). When you double-click the thumbnail in the Browser Area, QuickTime Player starts and plays back the movie.
  • Page 107: Running A Slide Show

    Running a Slide Show From the [View] menu, select [Slide Show Options]. Select the slide show settings and click [OK]. • [Auto Play]: Moves to the next still image automatically. Select the interval by sliding the control under [Play Interval] (from 1 to 30 seconds). •...
  • Page 108: Adding Sound To A Still Image

    Adding Sound to a Still Image To add sound to still images, use the MAC OS recording function. Depending on the computer, you may need to connect peripherals such as microphones. Check if your computer settings allow recording. The sound cannot be played back on the camcorder. Adding Sound to a Still Image In the Browser Area, select a still image and select [Record] from the [Sound] menu.
  • Page 109: Playing Back The Sound

    Playing Back the Sound In the Browser Area, select the still image with the sound attachment and select [Play] from the [Sound] menu. • The sound will be played back. • You can control playback by selecting [Pause] or [Stop] from the [Sound] menu.
  • Page 110: Attaching Images To E-mail Messages

    Attaching Images to E-mail Messages You can attach selected images to an E-mail message. Select the images you wish to send in the Browser Area. From the [Internet] menu, select [Create Image for Email]. Specify the image size and click [Next]. Select this if you do not wish to reduce the size of the still image.
  • Page 111 Select whether you wish to start your e-mail software and click [Finish]. • If you have selected [Start email application after closing], your e-mail software starts automatically. Open a new e-mail message and attach the image. With some types of e-mail software, you can attach images to e-mail messages simply by dragging them from the Browser Area to the new message window.
  • Page 112 Attaching Images to E-mail Messages ❍ You can set the e-mail software to start automatically in step 5. Note that some e-mail software may not start automatically. Mac OS 9.0 ~ 9.2: From the Apple menu, select [Control Panel], followed by [Internet] and click the [Email] tab. Change the setting in the displayed window.
  • Page 113: Printing Still Images (imagebrowser)

    Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) You can select the layout when printing still images. Movies cannot be printed. Do not open the memory card cover, remove the memory card, detach the USB cable or turn off the camcorder while data is being transferred to the printer (when the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing).
  • Page 114 The Custom Layout printing option allows you to freely change the size and position of the still images for printing. The other options allow you to print an index or print onto Canon perforated paper. Canon perforated paper cannot be selected with Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2).
  • Page 115: The Print Window

    Click [PRINT] in the Print window. The Print dialog appears. Click [Print]. Printing starts. The Print Window Edit the Page Title Open the [Edit] menu and select [Edit Header]. Change the Image Size Drag the border to resize the still image. Change the Layout Drag the still image to change the...
  • Page 116: Adjusting Image Quality And Printing (exif 2.2 Compliant)

    Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) Adjusting Image Quality and Printing (Exif 2.2 Compliant) ImageBrowser allows you to print images with image quality adjustments. ImageBrowser also supports the Exif 2.2 standard (or Exif Print). ❍ Still images shot with camcorders complying with the Exif 2.2 standard incorporate shooting settings information, such as the shooting conditions and scene mode, along with the image data.
  • Page 117 Mac OS X (version 10.1/10.2 Click the [ImageBrowser] menu in ImageBrowser and select [Preferences]. In the [Preferences] window, select [Print], set the image quality settings and click [OK]. See Printing Still Images for the next steps ( 113). A check mark must be placed here to automatically correct the image quality.
  • Page 118: Selecting The Print Mode And Number Of Copies (dpof Print Settings)

    Printing Still Images (ImageBrowser) Selecting the Print Mode and Number of Copies (DPOF Print Settings) You can select the image and the number of print ( print settings) for automatic printing on a DPOF*-compliant printer. You can set the DPOF print settings also on the camcorder.
  • Page 119: Merging Panoramic Images (photostitch)

    Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) You can merge a series of overlapping images into a single, seamless panorama. PhotoStitch automatically arranges still images recorded with the camcorder’s Stitch Assist mode in their correct order and orientation, making it easy to merge them. Please refer to the Camcorder Instruction Manual to learn how to record in Stitch Assist mode.
  • Page 120 Merging Panoramic Images (PhotoStitch) Arrange the order of the images and click [2.Merge]. Operational instructions are displayed in the upper section of the window. Click [Start]. Select [3. Save] and then click [Save]. • Select the destination folder, input the file name and click [Save]. •...
  • Page 121: Exporting Images

    Exporting Images You can change the size, resolution or file format of selected still images. You can also export selected movie and still image information to a text file, or copy and rename movies and still images. Select images in the Browser Area. From the [Edit] menu, select [Write a still image].
  • Page 122 Exporting Images Specify the export settings and click [Finish]. The options for the export settings vary according to the export type. Follow the instructions displayed in the window. In each case, specify the destination folder and file name for the images to be exported.
  • Page 123: Adding Still Images From Your Computer To The Memory Card

    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card You can add still images from the computer to a memory card. You can also add sample images for card mix from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh. ❍ Still images in EXIF-JPEG, TIFF, PICT, and Windows bitmap format can be added to a memory card.
  • Page 124: Adding Sample Images To The Memory Card

    Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card In the Add Image window, select the image size and click [Add]. • The selected images will be recorded to the memory card. • When recording is complete, the images will appear in the Camera Window.
  • Page 125 Double-click the CD-ROM icon, followed by the [DVC CARD IMAGE] folder. The folders [CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMINANCE], [CAMERA CHROMA] or [CARD ANIMATION] appear. Open the [CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMINANCE], [CAMERA CHROMA] or [CARD ANIMATION] folder, select the image you wish to copy to the camcorder and click [Open]. In the Add Image window, click [Add].
  • Page 126: Customizing Your Camcorder With The My Camera Settings

    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound and shutter sound are called the My Camera Settings. ImageBrowser already contains several My Camera Settings which can be selected in theme sets or individually. The “Animal” theme, for example features and animal in the start-up image and animal calls in each of the sound files.
  • Page 127 Select [Start-up Image, Start-up Sound, Operation Sound, Selftimer Sound and Shutter Sound] and click [OK]. Click [View Camera] to display the My Camera Settings of the camcorder. Alternatively, you can display the My Camera window from the Camera Window by clicking [SETUP OPTIONS] and selecting [My Camera] from the displayed menu.
  • Page 128: My Camera Window

    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings My Camera Window Saves the setting from the computer to the camcorder. Saves the setting of the Selects the type camcorder to the computer. of the My Camera Settings. Displays the My Camera Displays the Settings of My Camera...
  • Page 129: Saving The My Camera Settings To The Camcorder

    Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camcorder In the My Camera window, select the theme set you wish to save to the camcorder in the [Computer] list. • To change the settings individually, select the setting type in the [Type] list. •...
  • Page 130: Adding Still Images To The My Camera Window

    Customizing Your Camcorder with the My Camera Settings On the confirmation window, click [OK]. • The selected setting replaces the old setting and appears in the [Camera] list. • If you wish to use this setting on the camcorder, change the My Camera Setting on the camcorder itself.
  • Page 131: Uninstalling The Software

    Uninstalling the Software Uninstall the software when you wish to delete it from your computer or when reinstallation is required to fix corrupted files. Uninstalling ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch Move the program’s folder into the Trash to uninstall programs such as ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch.
  • Page 132: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Connection ? Camcorder is not recognized when connected to the computer. ➜ Computer does not support the USB interface. The USB interface is not supported for computer not in compliance with the following requirements. Acquire the necessary system to use the USB interface.
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