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(0 33). freehand illustrations. “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). Video is recorded at this resolution only when the recording mode is set to MXP or FXP mode.
Smart AUTO (0 40) Smart AUTO automatically selects the best scene mode for the scene you want to shoot. You get spectacular recordings every time without worrying about settings. Just point the camcorder and it will automatically select the best settings for your subject Video Snapshot (0 66)
Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices Connect the camcorder to an HDTV (0 109) AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and Play video directly digital recorders with an SD from your recorded memory card slot memory card Eye-Fi Save or upload to the Web. Use an Eye-Fi card (0 125) to wirelessly upload recordings to your computer or a video sharing Web site.
Table of contents Introduction Exciting Features and New Functions About this Manual Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs Names of Parts Preparations Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack Preparing the Accessories Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Touch Screen Operating Modes...
Smart AUTO Mode Basic Recording Shooting Video and Taking Photos in Smart AUTO Mode Zooming Quick Start Function Video Basic Playback Playing Back the Video 3D Flip View The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back Date Index Screen and Gallery Screen Deleting Scenes Advanced Functions Shooting Video in Flexible Recording Mode...
Onscreen Displays and Data Code Rating Scenes Gallery and Scene Operations Managing Stories Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie Dividing Scenes Decorating Scenes Photos Basic Playback Viewing Photos Deleting Photos 102 Additional Functions Taking Photos in Flexible Recording Mode Selecting Photo Size Slideshow External Connections...
Additional Information 127 Appendix: Menu Options Lists FUNC. Panel Setup Menus 142 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays 147 Trouble? Troubleshooting List of Messages 161 Do’s and Don’ts Handling Precautions Maintenance/Others Using the Camcorder Abroad 167 General Information Accessories Optional Accessories Specifications Index Table of contents...
About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF R28 / LEGRIA HF R27 / LEGRIA HF R26 / LEGRIA HF R206 / LEGRIA HF R205. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.
indicates that a function is available in Brackets [ ]are used to refer to control the operating mode indicated and buttons and menu options you will indicates that the function is not available. For touch on the screen and to other a detailed explanation refer to Operating onscreen messages and displays.
Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: CA-110E Compact Power Adapter (incl. power cord) BP-110 Battery Pack IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable STV-250N Stereo Video Cable Yellow • Red • White plugs HTC-100/S HDMI Cable Quick Guide Stylus Pen...
The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder: • PIXELA's Transfer Utility CD-ROM and Installation Guide for PIXELA’s software - PIXELA’s Transfer Utility - Software for saving and transferring movies and music files you can use as background music. 1, 2 •...
Names of Parts Left side view 1 RESET button (0 151) button (0 27)/ WEB button (0 119) 3 2 (camera/play) button (0 28) 4 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button (0 66) 5 DISP. (onscreen display) button (0 80)/ BATT. INFO button (0 146) 6 USB terminal (0 106, 109) 7 HDMI OUT terminal (0 106, 107) 8 Memory card slot X (0 35)
A j Stereo microphone (0 73) Front view A k Zoom lever (0 44) A l PHOTO button (0 40, 102) S q ACCESS indicator (0 40, 56, 102) S a POWER button S s ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator: Green – ON Orange –...
Back view S f Speaker (0 50) S g START/STOP button (0 40, 56) S h Tripod socket (0 162) S j Serial number The serial number label is located on the battery compartment cover. Bottom view S k Battery compartment cover (0 19) S l Battery compartment (0 19) Introduction...
Preparations This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your camcorder. Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack ON/OFF (CHG) The camcorder can be powered with a (charge) indicator DC IN terminal battery pack or directly using the com-...
4 Slide the battery compartment cover away from the lens and open it. 5 Insert the battery pack all the way into the compartment and press gently until it clicks. 6 Close the cover and slide it toward the lens until you hear a click. 7 Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off.
To remove the battery pack 1 Slide the battery compartment cover away from the lens and open it. 2 Raise the edge of the battery pack in the direction of the arrow and pull out the battery pack. 3 Close the cover and slide it toward the lens until you hear a click.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder using the compact power adapter so the battery pack will not be con- sumed. • Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge.
Stylus Pen Straps To attach an optional wrist strap Pass the attaching end of the wrist strap through the rear bracket on the cam- corder, thread the wrist strap through the loop and fasten. You can also attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the grip belt to use both for extra convenience and protection.
To attach an optional shoulder strap Pass the ends of the shoulder strap through the strap mount on the grip belt and adjust the length of the strap. Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen Rotating the LCD Panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
LCD Backlight When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. Turn on the LCD backlight to make it brighter. With the camcorder on, hold h pressed down for more than 2 seconds. • Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off (normal) and on (bright).
Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Touch Screen The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task you are performing. You can easily operate the touch screen using your finger or the supplied stylus pen.
• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations correctly. - Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands or using your fingernails or other hard-tipped objects other than the stylus pen, such as ballpoint pens. - Applying excessive force or forcefully scratching the touch screen.
Playback Press the S (camera/play) button to switch the camcorder between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can press S when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback mode. Operating Onscreen Operation mode icon Playing back movies Press S (0 48).
Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC. panel and the setup menus. In mode, however, most menus can- not be accessed and, except in a few cases, most menu settings will return to their default values. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (0 127).
The Setup Menus mode only: Touch [FUNC.] 2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup menus. 3 Touch the tab of the desired menu. 4 Drag your finger up and down to bring the setting you want to change into the orange selection bar.
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 cam- corder’s clock is not set. When the [Date/Time] screen appears, the year will be selected.
Changing the Language The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one of 27 languages. Operating modes: [Language a] [FUNC.]* [MENU] Desired language [OK] * Only when performing the procedure in a recording mode. NOTES •...
Using a Memory Card Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder You can use commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards with this camcorder. However, depending on the memory card, you may not be able to record movies. Refer to the table below. As of October 2010, the movie recording function has been tested using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk.
Compatible operating systems for SDXC memory cards Operating system Compatibility Windows 7 Compatible Windows Vista Compatible (requires Service Pack 1 or later) Windows XP Compatible (requires Service Pack 3 and KB955704 update) Mac OS X Not compatible IMPORTANT • If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not SDXC- compatible, you may be prompted to format the memory card.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Make sure to initialize (0 38) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder. 1 Turn off the camcorder. Make sure the indicator ON/OFF (CHG) is off. 2 Open the double memory card slot cover.
Selecting the Memory for the Recordings You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in mem- ory ( ) or on a memory card. The default memory for recording both is the built-in memory ( ) or memory card X ( Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK...
Relay Recording of Movies You can activate the relay recording so if the memory you are using becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue auto- matically on a memory card. When recording on memory card X, you can use memory card Y for relay recording (497).
Initializing the Memory Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory only) to permanently delete all the recordings it con- tains. At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre-initialized and contains music files for use as background music during playback.
IMPORTANT • Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost origi- nal recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important recordings in advance using an external device (0 111). • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music and image files you may have transferred from the supplied Camcorder Supple- mental Disc to the card.
Smart AUTO Mode This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in Smart AUTO mode, and how to use basic shooting functions like zoom and Quick Start. To enjoy full access to menus and more advanced functions, refer to the relevant chapters for video (0 56) and photos (0 102).
To record video 3 Press to begin recording. Press again to pause the recording. To take photos 3 Press halfway. If the subject is not in focus, h will flash in yellow. Adjust the camcorder's position and press j halfway again. Once the focus is automatically adjusted, h will turn green and one or more AF frames will appear.
• When shooting in 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. The Smart AUTO mode icon will change to one of the following icons.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 111), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, pho- tos will be uploaded automatically when the camcorder is in playback mode if you are within the range of a configured network.
Zooming Operating modes: The camcorder offers three types of zoom - optical, advanced and dig- ital. For optical zoom, the camcorder uses the optical magnification ratio of the lens. For advanced zoom, the camcorder processes the image beyond the range of the optical zoom to obtain a larger zoom without any deterioration in image quality.
Using the Zoom Lever Move the zoom lever toward Q (wide angle) to zoom out. Move it toward P (telephoto) to zoom W Zoom out T Zoom in By default, the zoom lever oper- ates at a variable speed – press gently for a slow zoom;...
• When recording at maximum advanced zoom, the video quality is equivalent to high definition. mode, you can also set 7 • In [Zoom Speed] to one of three constant speeds (3 is the fastest, 1 the slowest). • When [Zoom Speed] is set to [I Variable], the zoom speed will be faster in record pause mode than when actually recording, except when pre-recording (0 63) is activated.
• About standby mode and auto power off: - The camcorder will power off automatically if left in standby mode for 10 minutes. Press x to turn on the camcorder. - You can select the length of time until shut-off or turn off the Quick Start function altogether with the [Power Saving Mode] [Quick Start (Standby)] setting.
Video This chapter covers functions related to movies, including play- back, advanced shooting, advanced functions and scene oper- ations. For details about basic video shooting, refer to Smart AUTO Mode (0 40). Basic Playback Playing Back the Video To play back scenes based on their rating, see Playing Back Scenes by Rating (0 83).
A Memory being read. B Recording date. C Drag your finger left for the next index page*. D Drag your finger right for the previous index page*. E Select a different index screen to read different content or from a different memory (0 52). F 3D Flip View (0 52) G [Edit] panel H Timeline (0 76)
During playback: A Stop the playback. B Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump to the previous scene. C Pause the playback. D Touch to show volume and audio balance controls. Drag your finger left and right along the bar to adjust. For [Music Balance], adjust toward [c] to increase the level of the original audio;...
During playback pause: A Resume playback. B Slow playback backward*. C Slow playback forward*. D Decorate scenes (0 92). * Touch repeatedly to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed. During slow playback, touch anywhere on the screen to return to playback pause.
3D Flip View 3D Flip View is a fun way to display your video recordings (original scenes) in a 3D layout, organized by recording date. In the date index screen, touch [ To return to the date index screen, touch [Q]. A Drag your finger up and down to browse through the scenes recorded in the displayed date.
In any index screen, touch [b]. During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls then touch [Q] to open the [Photos] index screen. A Touch the tab of the desired memory: built-in memory only), memory card X or memory card Y.
Date Index Screen and Gallery Screen From the index selection screen, you can choose two methods to display scenes. Touch [1 Date] to display the date index screen, which groups scenes by recording date. Touch [ Gallery] to dis- play the gallery screen, which organizes scenes by various groups, or “stories”.
3 Touch the desired option. If you selected [Select], touch the scenes to delete and then touch [OK]. A checkmark O will appear on selected scenes. Touch a selected scene again to remove the checkmark. You can also touch [Remove All] to remove all checkmarks. 4 Touch [Yes] [OK].
Advanced Functions Shooting Video in Flexible Recording Mode When the camcorder is in (flexible recording) mode, you can enjoy full access to the menus and manually adjust the exposure, focus, white balance and many more of the camcorder's settings to your preference.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 111), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. NOTES • The zoom, Quick Start function, power saving modes, etc. operate the...
Options ( Default value) [w 50i (Standard)] 50 fields per second, interlaced. This is the default setting and is suitable for most situations. [D PF25] 25 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame rate will give your recordings a cinematic look. When combined with the [D Cine Mode] recording program (0 61), the cine- matic look will be enhanced.
Options ( Default value) Portrait] The camcorder uses a large aper- ture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject while blurring the background. Sports] To record sports scenes such as tennis or golf. Night Scene] To record nightscapes with lower noise.
Fireworks] To record fireworks. NOTES • [F Portrait]/[G Sports]/[I Snow]/[J Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback. • [F Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (P). • [I Snow]/[J Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places.
Image Stabilization The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the cam- corder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image sta- bilization mode according to the shooting conditions. In mode, this function is set to [Q Standard] and cannot be changed. Operating modes: * Available for movies only.
Pre-Recording The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press g, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportuni- ties. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording. Operating modes: 1 Activate the pre-recording function. [FUNC.] [d Pre REC] [A On]...
Face Detection The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and pho- tos. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than [q Night Scene], [p Low Light] or [M Fireworks].
• Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower than 1/25 or when the digital zoom is activated at more than 80x zoom. • When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the camcorder is 1/25.
Video Snapshot Record a series of short scenes or capture short scenes from a movie you have previously recorded. Play your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite music (0 77) to create your own fun music video. You will be surprised how by changing the background music, you can give your scenes an entirely new feel.
Digital Effects Operating modes: [FUNC.] [O Digital Effects] Desired fader/effect* * You can preview the digital effect on the screen. • The icon of the selected digital effect appears in green. Effects are applied immediately. To fade in/out Press g in record pause mode (M) to start recording with a fade in.
• Faders cannot be used when recording video snapshot scenes or when pre-recording is activated. Manual Exposure Adjustment At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or sub- jects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overex- posed).
NOTES • If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the cam- corder will return to automatic exposure. • When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, the camcorder automatically corrects for the backlight. You can turn off the automatic backlight correction with the 7 [Auto Backlight Cor- rection] setting.
3 Touch and hold [l] or [W] to adjust the focus. • The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more easily. You can also turn off this function with the 7 [Focus Assistance] setting. • The focusing distance displayed will change as you adjust the focus. You can change the units used for the distance display with the [Distance Units] setting.
NOTES • Any of the following actions will deactivate tele-macro. - Turning off the camcorder. - Changing the camcorder's operating mode. - Zooming out toward wide angle. - Setting the recording program to [M Fireworks]. • Tele-macro cannot be activated or deactivated while recording. •...
Options ( Default value) [Y Automatic] The camcorder automatically sets the white bal- ance for natural looking colors. [a Daylight] To record outdoors. [d Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting. [g Custom WB] Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
For photos: Press j, first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully. The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown. The countdown appears on the screen. NOTES • Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel the self timer.
2 Touch and hold [y] or [A] to adjust the audio recording level as necessary. As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter will go to the right of the -12 dB mark only occasionally. 3 Touch [a] to lock the audio recording level at the current level.
[FUNC.]* [MENU] [AV/Headphones] [J Headphones] To close the menu: To continue adjusting the volume: [Volume] Drag your finger left and right along the volume bar to adjust the volume * Only when performing the procedure in mode. • J appears. To adjust the volume during playback mode, and in mode during slideshow playback, you can...
Selecting the Playback Starting Point If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the scene from a certain point. You can use the movie timeline to break the scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to 6 minutes.
To change the interval between frames [6 sec] Desired interval Playing Back Scenes or Slideshow Set to Background Music You can play back scenes in the date index screen, stories in the gal- lery and photo slideshows set to background music using one of the supplied tracks.
A Select the desired music track. B Adjust toward  to increase the level of the original audio; adjust toward [b] to increase the level of back- ground music. Set the level in the middle for an equal mix of both. C Delete the music track selected.
4 Play back the scenes with a particular rating. [Story Details] [Play by Rating] Desired rating marker corresponding to the rating of the scenes to play back Thumbnail of the scene To play back a slideshow from the photo index screen 3 Touch a photo to go to single photo view and continue with the slideshow procedure (0 104).
NOTES • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you may have transferred from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the card. ( The music files that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.) - Windows users: Use the supplied software PIXELA's Transfer Utility or VideoBrowser* to transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory card after it is initialized.
Pressing h will turn off most of the icons and displays that appear automati- cally but will not remove onscreen displays that were turned on manually (for example, onscreen markers or the audio level meter). Touch the screen to display the playback controls. About the Data Code With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code (date/time of recording, information about the camera setup, etc.).
Rating Scenes in the Gallery Operating modes: 1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scenes to rate. Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front. 2 Touch [Scene List]. 3 When the desired scene appears in the orange bar, touch the frame on the right side.
Playing Back Scenes by Rating You can play back scenes that have a particular rating. Operating modes: 1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scenes to play back. Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front. 2 Select a rating.
Gallery and Scene Operations Managing Stories The gallery initially contains two groups, [Unsorted] for your regular scenes and [Video Snapshot] for your video snapshot scenes. In addi- tion, you can create new groups, or “stories”, which contain scenes of your choosing, arranged in an order to your liking. For example, you can create a story that is a collection of scenes from a particular event or trip.
To delete individual scenes 1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scene to delete. 2 Delete the scene. [Scene List] Orange frame that appears to the right of the desired scene [Yes] [OK] • The scene is deleted and the gallery screen appears. To delete scenes by rating You can delete all the scenes in a story with a particular rating.
To delete a story You can delete new stories that you have created. 1 From the gallery screen, select the story to delete. Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front. 2 Delete the story. [Story Details] [Edit Story] [Delete Story] [Yes]*...
4 Touch [Move] or [Copy]. Thumbnails of each story (except for [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot]) will appear. 5 Touch the thumbnail of the story where you want to move or copy the scenes. If you are moving or copying scenes to an empty story, skip to step 7. 6 Drag your finger up and down to select the desired position and then touch [Set].
4 Move the scenes. [Set] Thumbnail of the story where you want to move scenes [Yes] • The scenes are moved and the gallery screen of the source story appears. IMPORTANT • You cannot move or copy scenes to [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot]. Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie You can capture video snapshot scenes or photos from a previously recorded scene.
• The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same memory that contains the source scene. • In the gallery screen, a captured video snapshot scene is saved in [Video Snapshot] as the last scene. • Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following types of scenes.
IMPORTANT • When capturing photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, pho- tos will be uploaded automatically when the camcorder is in playback mode if you are within the range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 125).
5 Divide the scene. [A Divide] [Yes] • The video from the division point to the end of the scene will appear as a new scene in the index screen. NOTES • When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval between frames is about 0.5 seconds.
Decorating Scenes Add a new level of enjoyment to scenes by decorating them. You can add animated graphics, stamps, even your own drawings with the sup- plied stylus pen, and more! Operating modes: Decorating while Recording 1 Open the decoration screen. [FUNC.] Decoration] •...
A Canvas: This is the area on which you will draw and see your decorations in action. Items B to G collectively make up the toolbar and are used to decorate the canvas. B [Pens and Stamps]: Allows you to select the type of pen or stamp and its color.
To use ([Pens and Stamps]) 1 Touch [ ]. The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear. 2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools]. You can also clear the canvas, save a canvas or load a canvas. See the following procedures.
To use ([Animated Stamps]) 1 Touch [ The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear. 2 Select the desired stamp number. 3 Touch a spot on the canvas to place the selected stamp. To use J ([Date and Time]) 1 Touch [J]. 2 Touch [Date] or [Time] and then touch [f].
To use (freeze screen) 1 Touch [ The control button will change to [ ] and the picture will be frozen. 2 Decorate the screen using the other tools in the palette. 3 Touch [ The screen will return to normal. NOTES •...
Photos Refer to this chapter for details on taking and viewing photos. For details about basic photo shooting, refer to Smart AUTO Mode (0 40). Basic Playback Viewing Photos Operating modes: 1 Press S. 2 Open the [Photos] index screen. [2 Photos] 3 Look for the photo you want to play back.
A Memory being read. B Index screen currently displayed. C Drag your finger left for the next index page. D Drag your finger right for the previous index page. E Select a different index screen to read different content or from a different memory (0 52).
IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen From the index screen, you can delete selected photos or all photos. 1 Open the [Photos] index screen. [Photos] 2 Select the photos to delete. [Edit] [Delete] Desired option If you selected [Select], touch the photos to delete and then touch [OK].
Additional Functions Taking Photos in Flexible Recording Mode Operating modes: 1 Turn on the camcorder. • default, photos are recorded in the built-in memory. You can set the memory card as the recording media for photos (0 36). • Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 103) before using an Eye-Fi card.
IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES • The actual number of photos that can be recorded will vary depending on the subject and shooting conditions. • The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the cam- corder to mode. • When printing photos, use the following guidelines as a reference for selecting the print size.
r Functions You Can Use when Taking Photos You can also use the following functions... The following functions and features of the camcorder can be used either for shooting video or for taking photos. The way to set and use them was already explained in detail, so we refer you to the relevant page in the “Video”...
External Connections This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. Terminals on the Camcorder 1 USB Terminal Access: Open the LCD panel. 2 HDMI OUT Terminal* Access: Open the LCD panel. The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines audio and video in a single convenient cable.
Connection Diagrams In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an example of terminals on a connected device. Connection A HDMI Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
Connection B Component Video Type: Analog Quality: High Definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with component video input terminals. Change [AV/Headphones] to [H AV] Blue CTC-100 Component Cable Green (optional) White STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) Connection C Composite Video Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals.
Connection c Composite Video (SCART) In all respects, exactly the same connection as connection C. Connect to a standard TV or VCR with SCART input terminal. Requires a SCART adapter (commercially available). White Yellow STV-250N Stereo Video Cable SCART adapter (supplied) (commercially available) Connection D...
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to mode. Play back the movies or photos. NOTES • To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Color (0 135) on an HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual. •...
Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Copying Recordings to a Memory Card You can copy your recordings to a memory card but only to memory card Y. For , the recordings to be copied must be in the built-in memory or on memory card X. For , the recordings must be on memory card X.
If you selected [Select], touch the scenes to copy and then touch [OK]. A checkmark O will appear on selected scenes. Touch a selected scene again to remove the checkmark. You can also touch [Remove All] to remove all checkmarks. 3 Touch [Yes] [OK].
Copying Photos from the Index Screen From the index screen, you can copy selected photos or all photos. Operating modes: 1 Open the photo index screen. After pressing [b], select the f tab to copy photos from the built- only) or the 4 tab to copy photos from in memory ( memory card X.
NOTES • In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the memory card: - If the double memory card slot cover is open. - If the LOCK switch on memory card Y is set to prevent writing. - If there is no memory card in memory card slot Y.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Open the date index screen or gallery screen. 3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable. Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 107). 4 Camcorder: Select the memory that contains the scenes you want to save.
Using the software 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Set the camcorder to mode, in single photo view. 3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable. Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 107). 4 Save the photos onto the computer.
NOTES • Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual. • Users of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X: Your cam- corder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting the camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable, without having to install the supplied software Photo Application.
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.
Connecting Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection C or 3. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 107). Recording 1 External device: Load a blank media and set the device to record pause mode. 2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to mode.
Installation See the Installation Guide for PIXELA’s software. Using the software Refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied software. Operating modes: Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the Date Index Screen You can convert scenes on a specific date, scenes you select, or all scenes.
6 Touch [Next] [START]. • Before touching [Next], you can touch  to change the conversion settings as described below. • Before touching [START], you can add decorations or adjust the audio balance. Touch [ ] to decorate the scene (0 92) or [ to adjust the audio balance (0 50).
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the Gallery Screen You can convert scenes based on their rating to standard definition. You can check converted scenes using the [u SD Movies] index screen (0 52). 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Make sure there is a memory card in slot Y with sufficient available space.
NOTES • When converting scenes in a story: - All the scenes are merged into one converted scene. - If the converted scene is too large, it will be split into smaller 10-minute long scenes. - The scenes cannot be converted when their total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos If you are connecting the camcorder to the computer immediately after the conversion described in the previous section, start this procedure from step 3 below. Otherwise, start this procedure from the beginning. 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload the mov- ies from the [u SD Movies] index screen to your favorite video sharing Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied with your Eye-Fi card and completed all the required configuration setup in advance.
NOTES • Depending on the amount of data to be uploaded and the network's wireless connection conditions, it can take some time to upload video files. If the wireless connection is too weak, the wireless upload may fail and the video files will be registered as incomplete uploads. •...
Additional Information This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen mes- sages, handling and maintenance tips, and other 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 (0 29). For details about each function, see the reference page.
Control Button Setting options/Function [e Exposure] [y] (manual exposure): Toggle on or off, – Touch AE frame [ZOOM] Zoom controls, [START]/[STOP] control, Tele-macro: Toggle on or off [c Mic. Level]* [z Automatic], [y Manual] – [Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on or off [Image Stabilizer]* [P Dynamic], [Q Standard], –...
[Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (0 69). • Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording. [Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
y / z Playback Setup Menu item Setting options [Select Music] [B Off], [A On] When [A On] - list of music tracks and [Music Balance] bar [Data Code] [B Off], [I Date], [J Time], – [K Date and Time], [L Camera Data] [Slideshow Transition] [B Off], [i Dissolve], [j Slide Image] –...
[Photo Numbering]: Select the photo numbering method to be used on a new memory card. Photos are automatically assigned consecutive num- bers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up to 100 pho- tos. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998. [a Reset]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new memory card.
6 System Setup In this table, 4 and 3 refer to movies and photos in mode, respectively. Menu item Setting options [Output Onscreen [A On], [B Off] – Displays] [Language a] ], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [ [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [ ], [Suomi],...
Menu item Setting options [P Built-in Mem.], [4 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B] [Initialize] [Complete Initialization]: Toggle on or off [4 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B] [Initialize] [Complete Initialization]: Toggle on or off [Time Zone/DST] [S] (home time zone) or [V] (travel time zone): [Paris], list of world time zones [U] (DST adjustment)
[Output Onscreen Displays]: When set to [ On], the camcorder’s onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor con- nected to the camcorder. [LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen. • Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the bright- ness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a [LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [...
• You can set Quick Start to [B Off], for example, if the camcorder is set on a fixed position and you want to keep recording video with the LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery's power. [Battery Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge (as a percentage) and the remaining recording time ( mode) or play-...
[Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder's main features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a memory card for more than 5 minutes. • To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn off the camcorder.
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies (in Smart AUTO mode) 8 Remaining battery time (0 146) 1 Control button: Open the FUNC. 9 Zoom (0 44) panel (0 29) A q Recording mode (0 57) 2 Smart AUTO mode (0 40) A a Headphone output (0 74) 3 Onscreen zoom controls (0 45) A s Control button: Start/Stop video...
Recording Movies (in Flexible Recording mode) Top row of icons during record pause mode S g PF25 progressive frame rate A g Recording program (0 59, 61) (0 58) A h Manual exposure (0 68) S h Remaining recording time A j N Autofocus, On memory card X or Y MF Manual focus (0 69)
Recording Photos (in Flexible Recording mode) D g Displays the aperture (f-stop) and D d Self timer (0 72) shutter speed used. D f Number of available photos D h Focus and exposure lock On memory card X or Y (0 40, 102) In the built-in memory...
Viewing Photos F j Photo jump (0 99) F f Control button: Open the setup F k Slideshow (0 104) menus (0 131) F l Switch to [Photos] index screen F g Current photo / Total number of (0 98) photos F h Photo number (0 136) Additional Information...
6 Memory operation N Record, M Record pause, A Playback, C Playback pause, I Fast playback, J Fast reverse playback, G Slow playback, H Slow reverse playback, E Frame advance*, F Frame reverse*. * Available only when dividing scenes. 7 Remaining battery time •...
- This can occur when attaching and attempting to charge a battery pack that is not recom- mended by Canon. - When using a battery pack recommended by Canon, there may be a problem with the battery pack or camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter. - A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet. This is not a malfunction. The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures. - The battery may have reached the end of its battery life.
- 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 Cen- ter.
0.5-second intervals). - Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Con- sult a Canon Service Center. The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes very slowly ( one flash at 2- second intervals).
o appears on the screen - The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch. - An error occurred when trying to access control data on the Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder off then on again.
Memory Card and Accessories Cannot insert the memory card. - The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert Cannot record on the memory card. - The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 54, 100) to free some space or replace the memory card.
Connections with External Devices Video noise appears on the TV screen. - When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV. Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack? - 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.
LOCK switch on the memory card. - There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 38).
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 38).
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card (0 33). - If after the message disappears, 4 / 7 appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If 4 / 7 turns back to green you can resume recording/playback.
Memory card is full - The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 54, 100) to free some space or replace the memory card. Memory card is write-protected - The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the posi- tion of the LOCK switch.
Some scenes could not be converted - Among the scenes selected for conversion to SD there are scenes recorded with another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer. When converting scenes to SD, leave out scenes recorded using another device. - Scenes recorded with another device cannot be converted.
Too many photos. Disconnect the USB cable. - Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 photos (Windows computers), or 1,000 photos (Macintosh computers). - If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it.
(0 111) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your impor- tant recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss. • Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel.
• Do not insert the supplied stylus pen into the mouth. If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. • Handle the supplied stylus pen with extreme care and keep it out of the reach of children. If mishandled, the stylus pen can present a risk of severe eye injury and even blindness.
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-110E Battery Charger.
• Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a mem- ory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the mem- ory card or the camcorder. • Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card. •...
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 • If the lens surface is dirty, autofocus may not work properly. •...
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.
General Information Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) AVCHD discs/ Photo DVDs Computer TV/HDTV Card reader/writer Digital video Computer recorder SCART Adapter Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in the following pages. SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap HTC-100 HDMI Cable WS-20 Wrist Strap HTC-100/S HDMI Cable*...
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any dam- age 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...
playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc. Using the built-in memory Recording mode Usage time Recording (maximum) 85 min. 85 min. 90 min. 90 min.
9 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.
• Filter Diameter: 34 mm • Minimum Focusing Distance 1 m*; 1 cm at full wide angle * 40 cm at full-telephoto when tele-macro is on • White Balance Auto white balance, Custom white balance or Preset white balance settings: Daylight, Tungsten •...
CA-110E Compact Power Adapter • Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz • Rated output / consumption: 5.3 V DC, 1.5 A / 17 VA (100 V) – 23 VA (240 V) • Operating temperature : 0 – 40 °C •...
Minimum length: 1 second File type: WAV The music data (WAV) and image files (JPG) are saved in the mem- ory under the following folder structure. In the built-in memory: CANON MY_MUSIC MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV MY_PICT MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG On the memory card:...
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