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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB. DIE-0431-000B HD Camcorder Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Introduction Important Usage Instructions WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. COPYRIGHT WARNING: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws. The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device.
  • Page 3 FCC/IC NOTICE HD Camcorder, VIXIA HF R42 / VIXIA HF R40 / VIXIA HF R400 systems This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HF R42 / VIXIA HF R40 / VIXIA HF R400 and all its accessories. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings.
  • Page 5 REGIONS OF USE VIXIA HF R42 and VIXIA HF R40 are in compliance (as of January 2013) with the radio signal regulations of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where they can be used, make inquiries with the contacts listed on the back side of this instruction manual.
  • Page 6 • This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. • “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). • This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide...
  • Page 7: Exciting Features And New Functions

    (A 125). • You can wirelessly connect the camcorder to your home net- work and upload your record- AVCHD and MP4 ings to CANON iMAGE Recording (A 60) GATEWAY (A 130). This will allow you to even share your...
  • Page 8: Face Detection

    Smart AUTO (A 43) 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. Video Snapshot Cinema-Look Filters (A 74) (A 65) Shoot or capture short scenes Use professional cinema-look and arrange them into a video filters to create unique movies...
  • Page 9 Enjoying Your Recordings on Other Devices Connect the camcorder to an HDTV (A 105). Copy your recordings to an external video recorder (A 119). Upload recordings to your computer (A 111). Save your recordings. Copy the camcorder’s entire memory onto an external Upload your MP4 movies hard drive (A 116).
  • Page 10 Connect the camcorder to an After connecting the access point on your home camcorder to an iPhone, iPad network and then share your or CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, recordings on CANON iMAGE you can upload your GATEWAY (A 130). From recordings to other sites.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction Exciting Features and New Functions About this Manual Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROM Names of Parts Preparations Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack Turning On the Camcorder Using the Grip Belt Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen Using a Memory Card Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder Inserting and Removing a Memory Card...
  • Page 12 Basic Shooting and Playback Basic Recording Shooting Video About the Smart AUTO function Intelligent IS Taking Photos Zooming Basic Playback Playing Back Video Viewing Photos Deleting Scenes Deleting Photos Advanced Shooting Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4) Selecting the Video Quality 6/4 Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/ Memory Card) for Recordings 6/4 Dual Recording and Relay Recording...
  • Page 13 Audio Scenes Audio Recording Level Using Headphones Using an External Microphone Advanced Playback and Editing Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie Playing Back Scenes in the Baby Album Playing Back Video Snapshot Scenes Playback with Background Music Selecting the Playback Starting Point Dividing Scenes Trimming Scenes...
  • Page 14 Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on Your iOS Device or Android Smartphone Uploading Videos Using an iOS Device Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Playback on a Computer Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings...
  • Page 15: About This Manual

    About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF R42 / VIXIA HF R40 / VIXIA HF R400. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 158).
  • Page 16 indicates that a function is available in the Brackets [ ] are used to refer to operating mode indicated and indicates control buttons and menu options that the function is not available. The operating you will touch on the screen and to modes are divided into the following three other onscreen messages and groups.
  • Page 17: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Transfer Utility LE Startup Guide: This guide explains how to download PIXELA’s Transfer Utility LE software, which allows you to save your AVCHD movies and transfer music data from the supplied Canon VIXIA CD-ROM (see next page) to the camcorder. For details on using the software, refer to the Transfer Utility LE Software Guide included with the downloaded software.
  • Page 18 - Image mix data - Image files that can be used with the image mix function (image mix frames). * CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online service that allows you to share mov- ies and photos, make photo albums, and more. This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
  • Page 19: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts (playback mode) button (A 40) Left side view 2 ON/OFF button (A 23) 3 Memory card slot cover 4 MIC (microphone) terminal (A 91) 5 AV OUT terminal (A 102, 104)/ × (headphones) terminal (A 89) 6 HDMI OUT terminal (A 102, 103) 7 USB terminal (A 102, 104) 8 Memory card slot (A 29) 9 START/STOP button (A 41)
  • Page 20 A f Speaker (A 52) Top view A g Zoom lever (A 47) A h LCD touch screen (A 25, 35) A j ACCESS indicator (A 41) A k 64Wi-Fi antenna (A 124) LCD panel A l POWER/CHG (charge) indicator: Green - On Red - Charging (A 21) S q Battery attachment unit (A 21)
  • Page 21: Preparations

    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 The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 22 POWER/CHG (charge) indicator 4 Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off. • If the camcorder was on, the green POWER/CHG indicator will go out when you turn off the camcorder. After a moment, the POWER/CHG indicator will turn on in red (battery pack charging).
  • Page 23: Turning On The Camcorder

    overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc. NOTES • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). If either the ambient temperature or the battery pack’s temperature is outside the range of approx.
  • Page 24: Using The Grip Belt

    Open the LCD panel to turn on the camcorder. To turn off the camcorder Close the LCD panel or press NOTES > q > [Power On Using LCD Panel] setting • You can use the so that you can turn the camcorder on and off only by pressing Using the Grip Belt Fasten the grip belt.
  • Page 25: Opening The Lens Cover And Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    2 Pull the strap to remove it first from the front bracket on the camcorder, then to unthread it from the handgrip and finally to remove it from the rear bracket on the camcorder. Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen Before you start recording, open the lens cover.
  • Page 26 180° 180° Subject can monitor the LCD screen 90° NOTES • About the LCD screen: The screen is produced using extremely high-pre- cision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasion- ally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots.
  • Page 27: Using A Memory Card

    As of January 2013, the movie recording function has been tested using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk. For the latest information on cards that can be used, visit your local Canon Web site. Memory card type: SD memory card,...
  • Page 28 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. In such case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss. • After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented memory), it will take longer to write data on the memory and recording may stop.
  • Page 29: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Card If you plan on using a memory card, turn off the camcorder before per- forming the initial setup and then insert the memory card. After per- forming the initial setup, initialize the memory card (A 33). 1 Open the LCD panel.
  • Page 30 IMPORTANT • Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a mal- function of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory card as described in step 4. Preparations...
  • Page 31: First Time Settings

    First Time Settings Basic Setup The first time you turn on the camcorder, you will be guided by the camcorder’s easy-to-follow setup screens to configure the cam- corder’s initial settings. You will set the date and time, movie format, and other basic functions. For details on how to use the touch screen, refer to Using the Touch Screen (A 35).
  • Page 32 • 7 Skip to step 10. 8 Touch [&] (built-in memory) or [ ] (memory card) and then touch [æ]. • When selecting the memory, you can check the available recording time based on the video quality setting. • After you select the memory to which you want to record movies, the [{ Rec Media for Photos] screen will appear.
  • Page 33: Changing The Time Zone

    Changing the Time Zone Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is New York. In addition, the camcorder is able to retain the date and time of another location. This is convenient when you travel so that you can set the camcorder to match the time of your home location or that of your destination.
  • Page 34 > > > [Initialize &/ > Other Settings] > > [& Built-in Mem.] or [ Mem. Card] [Initialize] > > > [Complete Initialization] [Yes] [OK] > > > > Other Settings] [Initialize > > > > [Initialize] [Complete Initialization] [Yes] [OK] Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just clear the file allocation table of the memory.
  • Page 35: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    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. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have all the controls at your fingertips.
  • Page 36 (Home) Menu (Home) menu is the gateway to most of the camcorder’s func- tions and settings. Operating modes: 1 Touch [ ] on the upper left of the screen to open the (Home) menu. 2 Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired menu to the center. 3 Touch the icon of the desired menu to open it.
  • Page 37 Menu Description This contains functions commonly used while shooting, such as Main Functions] focus and exposure. For details on how to navigate this menu, Main Functions] Panel refer to (A 38). Remote Control+ After installing the remote control app, use your smartphone as a Streaming]* remote control to record movies with the camcorder (A 125).
  • Page 38 Operating modes: * In mode, access to functions is limited. 1 Touch [ ] on the upper left of the screen to open the (Home) menu. 2 Drag your finger left/right to bring Other Settings] to the center. 3 Touch the icon to open the Other Settings] menus.
  • Page 39: Operating Modes

    mode Drag your finger up Touch to scroll up and down along the or down scroll bar to display the rest of the panel Touch the control button of the desired function You may need to drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar or touch [Í] and [Î] to find the control button of the desired function.
  • Page 40 Shooting mode Operation Let the camcorder take care of most of the settings while you concentrate on recording (A 41). Great for beginners or if you just (AUTO mode) prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder settings. Give your recordings a cinematic look and use cinema-look filters to (Cinema mode) create unique movies (A 65).
  • Page 41: Basic Shooting And Playback

    Basic Shooting and Playback This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in mode, play them back, and how to use other basic func- tions. To enjoy full access to menus and more advanced func- tions, refer to Advanced Shooting (A 60) and Advanced Playback and Editing (A 92).
  • Page 42 3 Set the camcorder to mode. > > (shooting mode button) [N Auto] [OK] • This step is not necessary the first time you use the camcorder. Selecting the Movie Format • To change the movie format, refer to (AVCHD/MP4) (A 60).
  • Page 43: About The Smart Auto Function

    About AUTO mode • Only the following functions are available in mode. - Zoom (A 47). - Video snapshot (A 74). - Face detection and tracking (A 76) to get beautiful shots of people every time, tracking the subject even if the person moves. - Decoration (A 69) to add a fun personal touch using stamps, drawings, image mix and more.
  • Page 44: Smart Auto Icons

    Smart AUTO icons Background → Bright* Blue skies* Vivid colors* Sunsets (color of the icon) (gray) (light blue) (green/red) (orange) Subject ↓ People (stationary) — People (moving) — Subjects other than people, such as landscapes Close objects — Background → Dark (dark blue) (color of the icon)
  • Page 45: Intelligent Is

    - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 107), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. NOTES >...
  • Page 46: Taking Photos

    > [LCD Backlight] setting or adjust the brightness of the LCD > > screen with the [LCD Brightness] setting. • If you plan on making a long recording while the camcorder is in a fixed position, such as on a tripod, you can record with the LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery’s power.
  • Page 47: Zooming

    ) and {æ& (6/4 only) or {æ A green icon ( will appear momentarily on the screen and the ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is recorded. However, if you record a photo while recording a movie, will not appear. When you have finished taking photos 1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
  • Page 48 Using the Zoom Lever Move the zoom lever toward T (wide angle) to zoom out. Move it toward S (telephoto) to zoom in. By default, the zoom lever operates at a variable speed – press gently for a slow zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
  • Page 49 Operating modes: * In mode, [Zoom Type] will be set to [ Optical]. > > > [Zoom Type] Desired zoom type Options Optical] For optical zoom, the camcorder uses the optical magnification ratio of the lens. Advanced] 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.
  • Page 50: Basic Playback

    Basic Playback Playing Back Video Operating modes: 1 Press Index screen button (next to [ 2 If necessary, change the index screen. [& ·] (index screen button) > Select the memory with the desired scene (& or ) and the movie format of the desired scene (·...
  • Page 51 ! Index screen button. Displays the currently selected memory (6/4 only) and movie format. Press to change the index screen. " Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index page. # Display the next/previous index page. Scene’s timeline (A 97; for AVCHD movies). I Scene information (for MP4 movies).
  • Page 52 3 Touch [K] twice when finished. During playback: ! Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump to the previous scene. " Jump to the beginning of the next scene. # Pause the playback. $ Fast playback* backward/forward. % Display the volume (A 52) and background music mix balance (A 95) controls.
  • Page 53 During playback pause: ! Resume playback. " Slow playback* backward/forward. # Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 93). $ Decoration (A 69). * Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 54: Viewing Photos

    • Sound will not be output from the built-in speaker while the supplied High Speed HDMI cable or optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder. Viewing Photos Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Open the [ Photo Playback] index screen. >...
  • Page 55 ! 6/4 Index screen button. Displays the currently selected memory. Press to change the index screen. " Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index page*. # Display the next/previous index page. $ Folder name (A 152) * While browsing through index pages, a larger scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds.
  • Page 56: Deleting Scenes

    > Drag your finger left and right along the scroll > 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 memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
  • Page 57 Deleting Scenes from the Index Screen Operating modes: 1 Open the desired index screen (A 50, 93, 94). To delete all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger left/right until a scene you want to delete appears. 2 Delete the scenes.
  • Page 58: Deleting Photos

    • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing (while scenes are being deleted). - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. NOTES •...
  • Page 59 * When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individ- ual photos you want to delete before touching [Yes]. ** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some photos will be deleted nevertheless. To select individual photos 1 Touch the individual photos you want to delete.
  • Page 60: Advanced Shooting

    Advanced Shooting This chapter covers advanced shooting functions, such as Spe- cial Scene modes and Baby mode. For details about basic video shooting, refer to Basic Shooting and Playback (A 41). Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4) You can choose to record movies in AVCHD or MP4 format. AVCHD movies are ideal for playback with fantastic picture quality.
  • Page 61 > > > Recording Setup] [Video Quality] Desired > > video quality* * You can view information on the video quality with the following procedure. To view information on the video quality 1 Touch [I]. A screen with the resolution, bit rate and frame rate will appear. 2 Touch [K].
  • Page 62 Approximate recording times Default value For AVCHD movies: Video quality → Memory ↓ 8 GB Memory card/ 35 min. 40 min. 1 hr. 3 hr. 4 Built-in memory 16 GB Memory card 1 hr. 15 min. 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hr.
  • Page 63: Selecting The Memory (Built-In Memory

    6/4 Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/Memory Card) for 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. Operating modes: >...
  • Page 64: Baby Mode

    - When the video quality is set to 60P or 35 Mbps. - When the shooting mode is set to • When dual recording is activated, decoration is not available. • When you use relay recording, there will be a momentary stop in the scene at the point where the camcorder switches from one memory to another.
  • Page 65: Cinema Mode And Cinema-Look Filters

    Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several other picture-related settings to give your recordings a cinematic look. In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cinema-look fil- ters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance. When you convert movies to MP4, you can add cinema-look filters (A 110).
  • Page 66: Special Scene Modes

    To change the cinema-look filter 1 Touch [FILTER 1]. 2 Select the desired cinema- look filter. Options ( Default value) The camcorder offers 7 cinema- ! Filter number (will appear on look filters. Select the desired filter the control button) while previewing the effect on the screen.
  • Page 67 > > > (shooting mode button) [ƒ Scene] [OK] > Desired Special Scene mode [OK] Shooting mode button 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.
  • Page 68: Programmed Ae Mode: Adjusting Settings To Match Your Needs

    Low Light] To record in low-light situations. Spotlight] To record spotlit scenes. Fireworks] To record fireworks. NOTES • [ Portrait]/[ Sports]/[ Snow]/[ Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback. • [ Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (S).
  • Page 69: Decoration: Adding A Personal Touch

    Operating modes: > > (shooting mode button) [’ Programmed AE] [OK] Shooting mode button Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch Add a new level of enjoyment to your scenes by decorating them. You can add animated graphics, stamps and even your own freehand drawing easily just by simply using your fingertip.
  • Page 70 ! Canvas - The area where you will draw and see your decorations in action. " Toolbar. # [Ó Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its color. You can also save a single canvas or load a previously saved canvas.
  • Page 71 • To select a different pen or stamp: Repeat steps 1 and 2. • To change color: Touch [Ó] and then touch the white or black > button under [Colors]. Alternatively, touch [Ó] [Ö] and select a color from the color palette. >...
  • Page 72 Operating modes: 1 Touch [ • The screen with stamps for mode will appear. 2 Select and set the desired stamps. > > Í/Î to set baby’s • To add the age stamp: Touch [0 days] > date of birth [K].
  • Page 73 POINTS TO CHECK • 6/4 Before performing this procedure, make sure the memory with the image mix data is selected (A 63). At the time of purchase, image mix data is in the built-in memory. 1 Touch [Ü] to open the [Select Image] screen and then touch [ON]. 2 Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image mix frame.
  • Page 74: Video Snapshot

    5 Touch [K] to mix your image with live video. Decorating Scenes during Playback Operating modes: 1 From the index screen (A 50), play back the scene you want to decorate. 2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls. 3 Touch [Ò] to open the decoration screen.
  • Page 75: Advanced Image Stabilization

    1 Activate video snapshot. > > > [¦ Video Snapshot] [ON] • Touch [OFF] instead to deactivate video snapshot. • A blue border appears on the screen. 2 Press Y. The camcorder records for a few seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar) and then automatically returns to record pause mode.
  • Page 76: Powered Is

    Options ( Default value) Dynamic] Compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while walking, and is more effec- tive as the zoom approaches full wide angle. Standard] Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.
  • Page 77 Operating modes: * Face detection and tracking are always activated in modes. POINTS TO CHECK • Select a shooting mode other than the [ Night Scene], [ Low Light] or [ Fireworks] Special Scene mode in mode. By default, face detection and tracking are activated so you can skip step 1 in the following procedure.
  • Page 78: Faders

    • In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples include: - Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall picture. - Faces turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden. • Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower than 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [»]), when the digital zoom is activated at more than 212x zoom or when using a smartphone or tablet to remotely control the camcorder.
  • Page 79: Adjusting The Exposure

    To fade in/out Press Y in record pause mode to start recording with a fade in. Press Y while recording to fade out and pause the recording. NOTES • When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade in or out.
  • Page 80: Adjusting The Focus

    • The Touch AE mark (I) will flash and the exposure will be adjusted automatically so the area you touched will be correctly exposed. You have the option to further adjust the exposure manually as necessary. • You can touch [n] instead to adjust the exposure manually without activating the Touch AE function.
  • Page 81 • Reflective surfaces • Fast moving subjects • Subjects with low contrast • Through wet windows or without vertical lines • Night scenes Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure. 1 Open the manual focus screen. >...
  • Page 82: Pre-Recording

    NOTES • When you use [E] and [F] to adjust the focus manually, you can touch inside the frame to automatically focus on that spot. Pre-Recording The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press Y, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportuni- ties.
  • Page 83: White Balance

    - Changing the shooting mode. White Balance The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look truly white in your recordings. Operating modes: > > > [Ä White Balance] Desired option* * When you select [Å...
  • Page 84: Self Timer

    - Depending on the light source, Å may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with [Ã Automatic]. • Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases: - Changing lighting conditions - Close-ups - Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest) - Under mercury lamps, certain types of fluorescent lights and LED lights Self Timer...
  • Page 85: Frame Rate

    Frame Rate You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per second) to change the look of your movies. Operating modes: > > > > Recording Setup] [Video Quality] > > > Desired frame rate Options for AVCHD movies ( Default value) ´...
  • Page 86: Audio Scenes

    POINTS TO CHECK • Select a shooting mode other than the [ Fireworks] Special Scene mode in mode. 1 Activate tele macro. > > [ZOOM] [W]* (tele macro) * Touch again to turn off the tele macro function. • The camcorder will automatically adjust the zoom to the telephoto end.
  • Page 87: Audio Recording Level

    > > > Audio Scene] Desired audio scene Options ( Default value) Standard] To record most general situations. The camcorder records with standard settings. Music] To vibrantly record music performances and singing indoors. Speech] Best for recording human voices and dialog. Forest and Birds] To record birds and scenes in forests.
  • Page 88 Manual audio level adjustment Audio level indicator Current audio level Audio level adjustment bar 2 Touch and hold [Ï] or [Ð] 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 (yellow area) only occasionally.
  • Page 89: Using Headphones

    Using Headphones Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while record- ing. The headphones are connected to the AV OUT/× terminal, which is used for both the headphones and the audio/video output. Before connecting the headphones, follow the procedure below to change the function of the terminal from AV output to ×...
  • Page 90: Using An External Microphone

    To adjust the volume during playback mode, and in mode during slideshow playback, adjust the headphones volume the same way you adjust the speaker’s vol- ume (A 52, 101). IMPORTANT • When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appro- priate level.
  • Page 91 Using the WM-V1 Wireless Microphone Using the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, you can reliably record sound even when recording subjects at a distance exceeding the practical range of the built-in microphone. For details on connect- ing and using the WM-V1, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the microphone.
  • Page 92: Advanced Playback And Editing

    Advanced Playback and Editing In this chapter, you can learn how to use functions related to playback and editing, such as capturing video snapshot scenes and photos from your movies and playing back your movies with background music. Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie You can capture video snapshot scenes or photos from a previously recorded scene.
  • Page 93: Playing Back Scenes In The Baby Album

    • Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from scenes shorter than 1 second. • When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not be able to capture a video snapshot scene depending on the length of the source scene and the length currently selected for video snapshot scenes.
  • Page 94: Playing Back Video Snapshot Scenes

    Operating modes: 1 Open the baby album. > Baby Album] 2 Select the scene you want to play back. Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired scene to the front. 3 Touch the scene’s thumbnail to start the playback. •...
  • Page 95: Playback With Background Music

    2 Select the scene you want to play back. Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired scene to the front. 3 Touch the scene’s thumbnail to start the playback. • The camcorder will play back the scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene in the index screen.
  • Page 96 2 Select the music track. > > > > Other Settings] [Select Music] > [i On] [Í] or [Î] to select the desired music track ! Select the desired music track. " Adjust the background music balance. # Play back the original sound (no background music). $ Delete the music track selected.
  • Page 97: Selecting The Playback Starting Point

    > [Yes] IMPORTANT • If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations, remember that music under copyright may not be used without permis- sion from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under appli- cable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable laws when using music files.
  • Page 98 2 Open the scene’s [Timeline] screen. > Desired scene • The [Timeline] screen appears. The large thumbnail will show the first frame of the scene. Below it, the timeline ruler shows frames taken from the scene at fixed intervals. 3 Touch the desired frame in the timeline ruler to start playing back the scene from that point.
  • Page 99: Dividing Scenes

    Dividing Scenes You can divide AVCHD scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest. Operating modes: 1 Play back the desired scene (A 50). 2 Touch the screen and then touch [Ý] to pause the playback. 3 Open the screen for dividing scenes.
  • Page 100: Trimming Scenes

    Trimming Scenes You can trim MP4 scenes by removing everything up to a certain point or everything after a certain point. By doing so, you leave only memo- rable moments to keep for posterity. Operating modes: 1 Play back the desired scene (A 50). 2 Touch the screen and then touch [Ý] to pause the playback.
  • Page 101: Slideshow

    Slideshow You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music. Operating modes: 1 Open the [ Photo Playback] index screen (A 54). 2 Select the music track. > > > > Other Settings] [Select Music] >...
  • Page 102: External Connections

    External Connections This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. 6/4 You can also use the camcorder’s convenient Wi-Fi functions (A 122). Terminals on the Camcorder Open the LCD panel to access the terminals on the camcorder. (cable connector shown upside-down) 1 AV OUT/×...
  • Page 103: Connection Diagrams

    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 ! HDMI Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
  • Page 104 Connection " Composite Video Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder: > > Other Settings] [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio >...
  • Page 105: Playback On A Tv Screen

    NOTES • Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable in the follow- ing cases. - To write back scenes recorded with this camcorder that were previously saved on a computer. For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of PIXELA’s software.
  • Page 106 NOTES • You can also play video directly from your memory card on AVCHD- compatible HDTVs and digital recorders with a card slot compatible with the type of memory card used*. • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 107: Saving And Sharing Your Recordings

    Saving and Sharing Your Recordings 6/4 Copying Movies and Photos to a Memory Card You can copy your recordings from the built-in memory to a memory card. Copying Scenes from the Index Screen Operating modes: 1 Open the desired index screen in the built-in memory (A 50, 93, 94).
  • Page 108 Options [date/folder name] Copy all the scenes recorded on a particular date. For AVCHD movies, the date will appear in the control but- ton. For MP4 movies, the folder name* (A 152) will appear. [Select] Select individual scenes to copy. [All Scenes] Copy all the scenes.
  • Page 109 * When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individ- ual photos you want to copy before touching [Yes]. ** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. To select individual photos 1 Touch the individual photos you want to copy. •...
  • Page 110: Converting Movies To Mp4 Format

    6/4 Converting Movies to MP4 Format You can convert AVCHD movies into MP4 movies or even convert MP4 movies into smaller MP4 movies. This is convenient, for example, when you want to upload the MP4 movies to the Web. The movie you want to convert must be in the built-in memory. After conversion, the resulting MP4 movie will be saved on the memory card.
  • Page 111: Saving Recordings On A Computer

    NOTES • When you convert movies, the video quality you can choose for the resulting MP4 movie will depend on the video quality of the original movie. Based on the following options, movies in the built-in memory will be converted and then copied to the memory card. Video quality before conversion (&) Video quality after conversion ( AVCHD...
  • Page 112 POINTS TO CHECK • Before installing the software, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet. Installation 1 Download the zip file from PIXELA’s Web site. Visit the PIXELA’s site to download the zip file, which contains the software and instruction manual. 2 Uncompress the zip file.
  • Page 113 For details about using the software, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the PIXELA’s software. Saving MP4 Movies and Photos (Windows/Mac OS) With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX you can save MP4 movies and photos to your computer and easily organize them. Refer to the ‘ImageBrowser EX User Guide’...
  • Page 114 ImageBrowser EX icon in the following location. > > Windows: From the Start Menu*, All Programs Canon Utilities ImageBrowser EX Mac OS: In the Dock, on the Desktop. * Windows 8 users: Display the Desktop screen first. If you cannot find the icon, check your Internet connection and install the software again.
  • Page 115 • Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104). • Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the screen. 4 Save the recordings onto the computer. Refer to relevant sections in the ‘ImageBrowser EX Instruction Manual’, which can be accessed through the ? menu on the upper right of the software’s screen.
  • Page 116: Memory Save: Saving An Entire Memory

    (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 ImageBrowser EX. 6/4 Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory onto an External Hard Drive You can easily save all the movies and photos you recorded onto a commercially available external hard drive connected directly to the camcorder*.
  • Page 117 Before disconnecting the external hard drive Before turning off or physically disconnecting the external hard drive, be sure to safely end the connection to the camcorder to avoid dam- age to your files. From the [External Hard Drive] screen: > [Safely Remove Hard Drive] [Yes] IMPORTANT...
  • Page 118 card), the folder name of memory save folders following the first one will end in a numerical suffix. • The index screen will appear. 5 Touch a recording to play it back. To switch to another memory save folder, touch [ ] and then select the memory save folder you with to play back.
  • Page 119: Copying Recordings To An External Video Recorder

    2 Press to set the camcorder to playback mode. 3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive using the optional UA-100 USB Adapter. Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104). 4 Initialize the external hard drive. > > >...
  • Page 120 Connecting 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Open the desired index screen (A 50, 93, 94). 3 Connect the camcorder to the digital video recorder using the supplied USB cable. Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104).
  • Page 121: Uploading Mp4 Movies And Photos To The Web

    With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX, you can upload your MP4 movies to YouTube and photos to Facebook from your computer. Additionally, you can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to make photo albums and more. * This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
  • Page 122: Introduction To Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi Functions This chapter contains information about how to operate the Wi-Fi functions of your camcorder, starting with the Wi-Fi net- work setup needed to add your camcorder to an existing Wi-Fi network. Introduction to Wi-Fi When you use the camcorder’s Wi-Fi function to connect to a smartphone , you can wirelessly save, play back and upload your recordings.
  • Page 123 Wirelessly connect the camcorder to a wireless router (access point) on your home network. Use this connection if you plan to connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (A 130). After doing so, you can even share videos on YouTube and Facebook.
  • Page 124 IMPORTANT • Using an unprotected Wi-Fi network can expose your files and data to monitoring by unauthorized third parties. Be aware of the risks involved. NOTES • Do not open the memory card slot cover during the wireless connec- tion. •...
  • Page 125: Recording Movies Using A Smartphone As A Remote Control

    About the camcorder’s Wi-Fi standard The camcorder’s Wi-Fi standard complies with the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n protocol and operates in the 2.4 GHz band. As such, the max- imum data transfer rate is 11 Mbps for IEEE 802.11b, 54 Mbps for IEEE 802.11g, and 150 Mbps for IEEE 802.11n.
  • Page 126: Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using A Web Browser On Your Ios Device Or Android Smartphone

    This conveniently allows you to view your recordings while you are out. * Depending on the device, OS, browser, movie format and video quality, you may not be able to play back or download recordings. For details, visit your local Canon Web site. Wi-Fi Functions...
  • Page 127 Smartphone or similar device Operating modes: 1 Camcorder: From any movie index screen, set the camcorder to connect with the smartphone. > > > Wi-Fi] Playback via Browser] [OK] • The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear. • The camcorder will be ready to connect with the smartphone. 2 Smartphone: Activate Wi-Fi in the settings screen.
  • Page 128: Uploading Videos Using An Ios Device

    For movies, the selected recording will start playing back. For photos, the photo will be displayed. 8 Smartphone: Touch to save the recording on the smartphone. 9 Smartphone: Touch when finished. 10 Camcorder: Touch [End] when finished. NOTES • The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files on other devices.
  • Page 129 • The procedure above may differ depending on the version of iOS you are using. • For details about the Movie Uploader app, visit PIXELA’s Web site. (English only) • The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files on other devices.
  • Page 130: Sharing Recordings With Canon Image Gateway

    1 hour Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY After you register for CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*, you will be able to access various Web services**. You will be able to upload movies and photos to online albums, share the albums on Twitter, upload movies to...
  • Page 131 Setting the Desired Web Services in the Camcorder Using the supplied software CameraWindow, log in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and set the Web services you want to use. Refer to ‘CameraWindow Instruction Manual’ for details on using the software.
  • Page 132 6 Computer: Click Edit Web Services > Desired Web service > Edit > Follow the onscreen instructions and enter your account information for the selected Web service > Set > Finish. The camera settings screen will appear again. 7 Computer: Select the Web service to set in the camcorder and then click •...
  • Page 133 NOTES • If the date set in the camcorder is not correct, the camcorder cannot connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Make sure the date is correct before trying to establish a connection. • When the number of set Web services reaches maximum, you cannot set any more.
  • Page 134: Wi-Fi Connection Using An Access Point

    Checking your uploads using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Library You can use the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Library screen to see the movies and photos you uploaded. You can also check what files you have sent and the various settings for the Web services.
  • Page 135 • Depending on the wireless router’s settings and capability, it can take some time to upload files. Sending Links to Recordings by E-mail After you upload movies and photos to online albums on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, you can send links to those albums by e-mail to family and friends.
  • Page 136 > > > Wi-Fi] To Web Service] [OK] 2 When [Configuration completed] appears on the screen, touch [OK]. 3 Perform the procedure in Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point (A 137). [Connected] will appear on the camcorder’s screen and the connection will be established.
  • Page 137 > > > Wi-Fi] Media Server] [OK] • If you have already performed this procedure before, the connection will be established automatically. Skip to step 4. 2 Camcorder: When [Save the access point] appears on the screen, touch [OK]. Wi-Fi Connection Using an 3 Camcorder: Perform the connection in Access Point (A 137).
  • Page 138 General requirements • Correctly configured router that complies with the 802.11b/g/n protocol and is Wi-Fi certified (bears the logo shown on the right) and a home network. Operating modes: Touch the desired connection method. Options [WPS: Button]* Simply press and hold the WPS button on your wireless router and then touch the camcorder’s screen.
  • Page 139 [Search for Access Points] method. Refer also to the router’s instruc- tion manual. 1 [WPS: Button] method Press and hold the WPS button on the wireless router. • Depending on the router, the amount of time required may differ. • Make sure the router’s WPS function is activated. [WPS: PIN Code] method From a computer or similar device connected to the wireless router, use the Web browser to open the router’s WPS settings screen.
  • Page 140 4 Touch [OK]. After the connection is established, continue using the function you Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi were previously using. For details, refer to Settings Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services (A 142) or (A 133), as necessary. Using the virtual keyboard When you need to enter text for various settings, touch the text field and a virtual keyboard will appear on the screen.
  • Page 141: Viewing And Changing Wi-Fi Settings

    In step 2, if you selected [OPEN NONE], this step is not necessary. 4 Touch [Automatic] or [Manual] to select how to obtain the IP address. If you selected [Automatic], proceed to step 11. 5 For both the IP address and subnet mask areas, touch [] and then touch [Í]/[Î] to change the value.
  • Page 142 1 From any movie index screen, open the setting selection screen. > > > Wi-Fi] [w Check/Edit Settings] [OK] To view the smartphone’s connection settings 2 Touch [Smartphone Connection Settings]. The camcorder’s SSID and password will appear. 3 If necessary, touch [Edit] > [OK] > [OK] to change the settings Manual Setup and then perform the procedure in (A 140).
  • Page 143 Glossary This is a glossary of some of the basic terms used frequently in this chapter. The documentation for your wireless router may also con- tain a glossary you can refer to. Access Point A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless devices, like your camcorder, to connect to a wired network (includ- ing to the Internet) using the Wi-Fi standard.
  • Page 144: Additional Information

    Additional Information This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen mes- sages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information. Appendix: Menu Options Lists The functions that are available depend on the shooting mode. In the following tables, available functions are indicated by and functions not available are indicated by –.
  • Page 145 Control Button Setting options/Function [ZOOM] Zoom controls, [START]/[STOP] control [W] (tele macro): Toggle on or – – [R Faders] [j Off], [T Fade Trigger], – [V Wipe], [Black Screen], [White Screen] [Zoom Type] Optical], – – Advanced], Digital] [È Powered [ON], [OFF] –...
  • Page 146: Other Settings] Menus

    [Edit] Panel - Mode Control Button Index Screen Playback Pause <date/folder name> – From the built-in memory: [Select], [Copy (& [All Scenes] [Select] – From the built-in memory: [Convert to MP4 (& <date/folder name> [Delete] [This Scene] [Select], [All Scenes] [Divide] –...
  • Page 147 Menu item Setting options [Face Detection & [i On ], [j Off] Tracking] [Auto Backlight [i On], [j Off] Correction] [Auto Slow Shutter] [i On], [j Off] – [Flicker Reduction] [j Off], [: 50 Hz], [; 60 Hz] – [Image Stabilizer] Dynamic], [ Standard], [j Off] [È...
  • Page 148 Playback Setup Menu item Setting options [Select Music] [j Off], [i On] When [i On] - list of music tracks, [Music Balance] [y] [Û] (Original sound/Background music) [Slideshow [j Off], [k Dissolve], [l Slide Image] – Transition] [Video Snapshot [C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec] Length] Display Setup Menu item...
  • Page 149 [Output Onscreen Displays]: When set to [i On], the camcorder’s onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor con- nected to the camcorder. • This function is not available when the shooting mode is set to [LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
  • Page 150: System Setup

    • This function is not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable. q System Setup Menu item Setting options [Language ], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [ [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [ [Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], [ ], [...
  • Page 151 Menu item Setting options [Volume] [Speaker]: – , Ú [Headphones]: , Ö [Notification Sounds] [÷ High Volume], – [ø Low Volume], [j Off] [Custom Control Same as the [ Main Functions] panel – – – Button] (Default: [Ò Decoration]) [Battery Info] –...
  • Page 152 • Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available number of photos are approximate and based on the currently selected video quality and a photo size of 1920x1080. • In the information screen of a memory card you can also check its Speed Class.
  • Page 153 • If the memory card you insert already contains a file with a larger num- ber, a new file will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last file on the memory card. • We recommend using the [n Continuous] setting. •...
  • Page 154: Appendix: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies modes (with the zoom control displayed) 1 Control button [PHOTO]: Take a 8 Control button [START]: Start photo (A 41, 93) recording a movie (A 41) 2 Smart AUTO* (A 43) 9 Face detection frame (A 76) 3 Zoom controls (A 48) A q Tracking frame (A 76) 4 Total number of scenes / Total...
  • Page 155 Recording Movies modes mode A a Control button [ ]: Open the S d Remaining recording time (Home) menu (A 36) On the memory card & In the built-in memory* A s Shooting mode (A 39) Relay recording* (A 63) A d Exposure (A 79) S f Video quality (A 60) A f Focus (A 80)
  • Page 156 Playing Movies (during playback) D h Volume and background music D s Playback control buttons (A 52) balance controls (A 52, 96) D d Scene playback time D j Decoration (A 69) D f Scene number D g Date/Time (A 148) Viewing Photos F a Control button [h]: Photo jump D k Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit...
  • Page 157 5 Memory operation Ü Record, Û Record pause, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, × Fast playback, Ø Fast reverse playback, Õ Slow playback, Ö Slow reverse playback, Ó Frame advance, Ô Frame reverse. 7 Remaining battery charge • The icon shows a rough estimate of 100% the remaining charge as a percentage of the full charge of the...
  • Page 158: Troubleshooting

    - The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack. - The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Battery packs not rec- ommended by Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder. Additional Information...
  • Page 159 - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center. A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
  • Page 160 - 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.
  • Page 161 - The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack. - Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Con- sult a Canon Service Center. Picture and Sound A rattling can be heard from the camcorder.
  • Page 162 Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly. - Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, remove the battery pack and disconnect all other power sources from the camcorder. Then, reset all the camcorder’s settings to default values (A 151).
  • Page 163 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.
  • Page 164: List Of Messages

    - This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction, recordings may be lost so back up your recordings regularly. 6/4 Built-in memory error - The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center. Additional Information...
  • Page 165 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.
  • Page 166 - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33). If the problem persists, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot play back Check the memory card - There is a problem with the memory card.
  • Page 167 Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder - The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this camcorder (A 33). Cannot save the canvas - Cannot save your [Pens and Stamps] drawings on the memory. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the memory (A 33).
  • Page 168 Do not disconnect the power source. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use the computer to safely end the connection. - When the camcorder is in mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied USB cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while this message appears may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder.
  • Page 169: Not Enough Available Space

    Memory card writing error Attempt to recover the data? - This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was acci- dentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory. Select [Recover] to try to recover the recordings.
  • Page 170: List Of Messages For Connecting To An External Hard Drive

    Some scenes could not be deleted - Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder. Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied. - Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card. Task in progress.
  • Page 171 Unable to access configuration files - Turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center. Unable to complete WPS. Try the operation again. - Some wireless routers require pressing and holding the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button.
  • Page 172 Unable to complete WPS. - Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and try again. If the problem persists, perform setup using the [Search for Access Points] option (A 137). Unable to connect - Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the wireless signal.
  • Page 173 Server busy Try again later - The CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server is busy due to a high number of users trying to connect to the server. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again later. This image cannot be sent - You attempted to send a type of recording or a file with a size that is not supported by the selected Web service.
  • Page 174 Try again - An error occurred when connecting to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server or the server is temporarily down. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again. Additional Information...
  • Page 175: Handling Precautions

    (A 107) 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.
  • Page 176 • Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The cam- corder is not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the lens.
  • Page 177 • We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
  • Page 178 • Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have a physical switch to prevent writ- ing on the card so as to avoid the accidental erasure of the card’s con- tent. To write-protect the memory card set the switch to the LOCK position. LOCK switch Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the...
  • Page 179: Maintenance/Others

    Maintenance/Others Cleaning Camcorder Body • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens • If the lens surface is dirty, autofocus may not work properly. •...
  • Page 180: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
  • Page 181: Accessories

    General Information Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) Printer Card reader/writer Computer External hard drive** TV/HDTV Digital video recorder Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in the following pages. CA-110 Compact Power Adapter HTC-100/S* or HTC-100 High Speed Memory card HDMI Cable IFC-300PCU/S* or IFC-400PCU USB...
  • Page 182: Optional Accessories

    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...
  • Page 183 Battery pack→ BP-718 BP-727 Charging conditions↓ Using the camcorder 335 min. 465 min. Using the CG-700 Battery Charger 220 min. 315 min. Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approxi- mate and vary according to video quality and charging, recording or play- back conditions.
  • Page 184 Recording Recording Battery pack Video quality Playback (maximum) (typical)* 135 min. 80 min. 215 min. 145 min. 85 min. 230 min. BP-727 145 min. 85 min. 235 min. 150 min. 85 min. 240 min. 6/4 Recording MP4 movies using the built-in memory Recording Recording Battery pack...
  • Page 185 A q SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
  • Page 186: Specifications

    Specifications VIXIA HF R42 / VIXIA HF R40 / VIXIA HF R400 — Values given are approximate figures. System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD* Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch) Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif** Ver. 2.3 Image compression: JPEG * Compatible with AVCHD ver.
  • Page 187 MP4 movies: 35 Mbps: 1 hr. 24 Mbps: 1 hr. 25 min. 17 Mbps: 2 hr. 5 min. 4 Mbps: 8 hr. 40 min. • Image Sensor 1/4.85-in. CMOS, 3,280,000 pixels Effective pixels: 2,070,000 pixels (1920 x 1080) When advanced zoom is on: 1920 x 1080 (wide angle) 1360 x 765 (full telephoto) •...
  • Page 188 • USB Terminal: mini-AB, Hi-Speed USB • HDMI OUT Terminal HDMI Mini Connector; output only • MIC Terminal ∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack –64 dBV (with 600 Ω microphone) / 5 kΩ or more Wi-Fi (6/4 only) • Standard: Complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocol; Wi-Fi Protected Setup (connection methods: WPS button, PIN code) •...
  • Page 189 BP-718 Battery Pack • Battery type Rechargeable lithium ion battery Rated voltage: • 3.6 V DC Operating temperature : • 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) Battery capacity: • 1,840 mAh (typical); 6.5 Wh / 1,790 mAh (minimum) Dimensions : •...
  • Page 190 Minimum length: 1 second File type: WAV The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders. 6/4 In the built-in memory: \CANON\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV On the memory card: \CANON\PRIVATE\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV Sample music tracks can be found in the “MUSIC” folder of the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM.
  • Page 191: Index

    ....125 CameraAccess* CANON iMAGE GATEWAY ....121, 130 .
  • Page 192 . . .68 Low light (Special Scene mode) ... . 107 Saving recordings Transferring to a computer ..38, 144 Main Functions panel ..... 111 .
  • Page 193 ....122 Wi-Fi functions* ..... . 47 Zoom .
  • Page 194 B) If the Equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage; C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon USA’s factory service centers or authorized service facilities;...
  • Page 196 Ship your Equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
  • Page 197 CANON CANADA INC. CANADA 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P7 ❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon Canada Information Center toll free (in Canada only) at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666). ❖ Si vous avez des questions, veuillez téléphoner 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666, sans frais au Canada seulement).

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