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HFR20
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  • Page 49: Instruction Manual

    PUB. DIE-0383-000 HD Camcorder Instruction Manual...
  • Page 50: Important Usage Instructions

    If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this product to dripping or splashing.
  • Page 51 CAUTION: • Danger of explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Use only the same type of batteries. • Do not expose batteries or product to excessive heat such as the inside of a car under direct sunlight, fire, etc. Important Warning CAUTION RISK OF ELEC R C SHOCK...
  • Page 52: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HF R21 A / VIXIA HF R20 A / VIXIA HF R200 A and all its accessories. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions.
  • Page 53 Trademark Acknowledgements • SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. • Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. •...
  • Page 54: Exciting Features And New Functions

    (0 36). 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.
  • Page 55: Video Snapshot

    Smart AUTO (0 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. Just point the camcorder and it will automatically select the best settings for your subject Video Snapshot (0 68)
  • Page 56 Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices Connect the camcorder to an HDTV (0 114) 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 (0 130) to wirelessly upload recordings to your computer or a video sharing Web site.
  • Page 58 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...
  • Page 59 „ 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...
  • Page 60 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 103 Basic Playback Viewing Photos Deleting Photos 107 Additional Functions Taking Photos in Flexible Recording Mode Selecting Photo Size Slideshow „...
  • Page 61 „ Additional Information 132 Appendix: Menu Options Lists FUNC. Panel Setup Menus 147 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays 152 Trouble? Troubleshooting List of Messages 166 Do’s and Don’ts Handling Precautions Maintenance/Others Using the Camcorder Abroad 172 General Information Accessories Optional Accessories Product Codes Specifications Index...
  • Page 62: About This Manual

    About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF R21 / VIXIA HF R20 / VIXIA HF R200. 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 (0 152).
  • Page 63 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.
  • Page 64: Supplied Accessories And Cd-Roms

    Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: XCA-110 Compact Power Adapter* BP-110 Battery PackW XIFC-300PCU/S USB Cable STV-250N Stereo Video CableW Yellow • Red • White plugs XHTC-100/S HDMI Cable Quick GuideW XStylus Pen * CA-110E including power cord, in Asia. Š...
  • Page 65 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. •...
  • Page 66: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Left side view 1 RESET button (0 156) button (0 30)/ button (0 125) 3 2 (camera/play) button (0 31) 4 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button (0 68) 5 DISP. (onscreen display) button (0 87)/ BATT. INFO button (0 151) 6 MIC terminal (0 79) 7 USB terminal (0 111, 114) 8 HDMI OUT terminal (0 111, 112)
  • Page 67 A k Stereo microphone (0 75) Front view A l Zoom lever (0 47) S q PHOTO button (0 43, 107) S a ACCESS indicator (0 43, 58, 107) S s POWER button S d ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator: Green – ON Orange –...
  • Page 68 Back view S g Speaker (0 52) S h START/STOP button (0 43, 58) S j Tripod socket (0 167) S k Serial number The serial number label is located on the battery compartment cover. Bottom view S l Battery compartment cover (0 21) D q Battery compartment (0 21) Š...
  • Page 69: Getting Started

    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-...
  • Page 70 3 Slide the battery compartment cover away from the lens and open it. 4 Insert the battery pack all the way into the compartment and press gently until it clicks. 5 Close the cover and slide it toward the lens until you hear a click. 6 Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off.
  • Page 71 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.
  • Page 72: Preparing The Accessories

    • 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.
  • Page 73 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.
  • Page 74 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. Š Preparations...
  • Page 75: Adjusting The Position And Brightness Of The Lcd Screen

    Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen Rotating the LCD Panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward. • You can rotate the panel 180 degrees toward the lens. Rotating the LCD panel 180 degrees can be useful when you wish to include yourself in the picture when recording with the self timer.
  • Page 76 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). • If 6 [LCD Screen Dimmer] is set to [A On], pressing h for more than 2 seconds will turn off the screen dimmer and return the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting.
  • Page 77: 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. You can easily operate the touch screen using your finger or the supplied stylus pen.
  • Page 78: Operating Modes

    • 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.
  • Page 79 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 50).
  • Page 80: Using The Menus

    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 (0 132).
  • Page 81 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.
  • Page 82: First Time Settings

    First Time Settings Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using it. The [Date/Time] screen will appear automatically when the cam- corder’s clock is not set. When the [Date/Time] screen appears, the year will be selected.
  • Page 83: Changing The Language

    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 •...
  • Page 84: Using A Memory Card

    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.
  • Page 85 SDXC Memory Cards Use SDXC memory cards only with SDXC-compatible devices, such as SDXC-compatible digital recorders, computers and card readers. The table below summarizes compatibility by computer operating system, as of October 2010. For the latest information, however, contact the computer, operating system or memory card manufacturer.
  • Page 86: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Make sure to initialize (0 41) 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.
  • Page 87: Selecting The Memory For The Recordings

    Selecting the Memory for the Recordings You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory ) or on a memory card. The default memory for recording ) or memory card X ( both is the built-in memory ( Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK •...
  • Page 88: Relay Recording Of Movies

    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).
  • Page 89: Initializing The Memory

    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 contains. At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre- initialized and contains music files for use as background music during playback.
  • Page 90 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 (0 116). • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music and image files you may have transferred to the card.
  • Page 91: Basic Recording

    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 58) and photos (0 107).
  • Page 92 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.
  • Page 93 • 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.
  • Page 94 - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 116), 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.
  • Page 95: Zooming

    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.
  • Page 96 Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls 1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen. [FUNC.] [ZOOM] • The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom. Touch anywhere within the Q area to zoom out or anywhere within the P area to zoom in.
  • Page 97: Quick Start Function

    Quick Start Function When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder enters the standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD panel, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately 1 second*, allowing you to record the subject right away.
  • Page 98: Basic Playback

    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 43). Basic Playback Playing Back the Video To play back scenes based on their rating, see Playing Back Scenes by Rating (0 89).
  • Page 99 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 54). F 3D Flip View (0 54) G [Edit] panel H Timeline (0 80)
  • Page 100 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;...
  • Page 101 During playback pause: A Resume playback. B Slow playback backward*. C Slow playback forward*. D Decorate scenes (0 97). * 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.
  • Page 102: 3D Flip View

    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.
  • Page 103 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. B Touch a control button to select the content you want to play back.
  • Page 104: Date Index Screen And Gallery Screen

    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”.
  • Page 105 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].
  • Page 106: Advanced Functions

    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.
  • Page 107: Selecting The Video Quality (Recording Mode)

    • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 116), 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...
  • Page 108: Selecting The Frame Rate

     Approximate recording times Default value Recording mode →  Memory ↓ 4 GB 20 min. 30 min. 40 min. 1 hr. 1 hr. 10 min. 30 min. Memory card 8 GB Memory card/ 40 min. 1 hr. 1 hr. 2 hr.
  • Page 109: Special Scene Recording Programs And Programmed Ae

     Options Default value) C 60i (Standard)]  60 fields per second, interlaced. This is the default setting and is suitable for most situations. [o PF30] 30 frames per second, progressive. Use this frame rate to easily edit your recordings, for example, to post them on the Web.
  • Page 110  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.
  • Page 111: Cinema Mode: Giving A Cinematic Look To Your Recordings

    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.
  • Page 112: Image Stabilization

    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.
  • Page 113: Pre-Recording

    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]...
  • Page 114: Face Detection

    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].
  • Page 115: Touch & Track

    • Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower than 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [E PF24]) or when the digi- tal zoom is activated at more than 80x zoom. • When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the camcorder is 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [E PF24]).
  • Page 116: Video Snapshot

    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 82) 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.
  • Page 117: Digital Effects

    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.
  • Page 118: Manual Exposure Adjustment

    • 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).
  • Page 119: Manual Focus Adjustment

    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.
  • Page 120: Tele-Macro

    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.
  • Page 121: White Balance

    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. •...
  • Page 122: Self Timer

     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.
  • Page 123: Audio Recording Level

    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.
  • Page 124 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. •...
  • Page 125: 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/X 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 X (headphones) output.
  • Page 126 IMPORTANT • When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appro- priate level. • Do not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/X terminal if the J icon does not appear on the screen. The noise output in such case may be harmful to your hearing.
  • Page 127 Using other microphones Connect the external microphone to the MIC terminal. Use commercially available con- denser microphones with their own power supply. You can connect almost any stereo microphone with a ∅ 3.5 mm plug but audio record- ing levels may vary. Selecting the Type of Audio Input Perform the following after connecting the external microphone or audio device to the MIC terminal.
  • Page 128: Selecting The Playback Starting Point

    NOTES • When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder, 7 [Wind Screen] will automatically be set to [B Off Z]. • If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, turn on the microphone attenuator with the 7 [Microphone Attenuator] set- ting or adjust the audio recording level manually (0 75).
  • Page 129 A Touch twice to return to the index screen. B Previous/next scene. C Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5 frames. D Current scene / Total number of scenes. E Scene's recording mode and length. F Recording date and time.
  • Page 130: Playing Back Scenes Or Slideshow Set To Background Music

    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. You can use one of the supplied music tracks or connect an external audio player to use your favorite songs as background music.
  • Page 131 A Select the desired music track. B Adjust toward [1] 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.
  • Page 132 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 (0 109).
  • Page 133 4 Adjust the audio input as necessary. • Start the music playback on the external player and adjust its volume according to the onscreen indications. When the audio input is in the correct range, stop the music playback and touch [a] on the camcorder.
  • Page 134 NOTES • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you may have transferred to the card. ( The music files that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initial- ized.) - 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.
  • Page 135: Onscreen Displays And Data Code

    Onscreen Displays and Data Code You can turn most onscreen displays on or off. Operating modes: Repeatedly press h to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the following sequence: mode: • All displays on • Most displays off* modes**: • Only data code on •...
  • Page 136 Operating modes: [FUNC.] [MENU] [Rate Scenes (Recording)] [A On] • Select [B Off] to deactivate rating scenes after recording. After you finish recording a scene, you can select one of the following rating marks for the scene. ], [ ], [ ]: Rates the scene with three, two or one star, respectively.
  • Page 137 Rating Scenes During Playback 1 Play back from the gallery the story that contains the scenes you want to rate. 2 During playback of a scene you want to rate, pause the playback and rate the scene. Touch the screen [Edit] [Rating] Desired...
  • Page 138: Gallery And Scene Operations

    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.
  • Page 139 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.
  • Page 140 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]*...
  • Page 141 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].
  • Page 142: Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes And Photos From A Movie

    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.
  • Page 143 • 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.
  • Page 144: Dividing Scenes

    NOTES • The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of the original scene. • Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be blurred. • Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos. Dividing Scenes You can divide scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest.
  • Page 145: Decorating Scenes

    NOTES • When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval between frames is about 0.5 seconds. • If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the play- back, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene. •...
  • Page 146 [FUNC.] Decoration] • You can open the decoration screen when the LCD panel is stowed with the LCD screen facing away from the camcorder. In such case, make sure 6 [Autostart Decoration] is set to [A On]. A Canvas: This is the area on which you will draw and see your decorations in action.
  • Page 147 2 Use a tool from the toolbar. See below for an explanation of each tool. 3 Press g to record. The onscreen decorations will be included in the recording. To use ([Pens and Stamps]) 1 Touch [ ]. The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear. 2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools].
  • Page 148 To load a [Pens and Stamps] decoration 1 While the canvas is displayed, touch [ ]. 2 Touch [Load] [Yes]. The [Pens and Stamps] decorations saved to the memory are loaded and appear on the canvas. To use ([Animated Stamps]) 1 Touch [ The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear.
  • Page 149 Mixing Your Own Images with Live Video You can use images you make on your computer for the image mix (Chroma Key) function. Make sure that the image you want to use has a blue or green area, which will be replaced by the live video using Chroma Key mixing.
  • Page 150 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 •...
  • Page 151: Basic Playback

    Photos Refer to this chapter for details on taking and viewing photos. For details about basic photo shooting, refer to Smart AUTO Mode (0 43). 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.
  • Page 152 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 54).
  • Page 153: Deleting Photos

    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.
  • Page 154 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].
  • Page 155: Additional Functions

    Additional Functions Taking Photos in Flexible Recording Mode Operating modes: 1 Turn on the camcorder. • By default, photos are recorded in the built-in memory. You can set the memory card as the recording media for photos (0 39). • Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 108) before using an Eye-Fi card.
  • Page 156: Selecting Photo Size

    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.
  • Page 157: Slideshow

    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.
  • Page 158 To change the slideshow’s transition effects [MENU] [Slideshow Transition] [B Off], [i Dissolve] or [j Slide Image] 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”...
  • Page 159: Terminals On The Camcorder

    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.
  • Page 160: 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 A HDMI Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
  • Page 161 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.
  • Page 162: Playback On A Tv Screen

    Connection D Type: Digital data connection Connect to a computer to save your recordings. USB Cable (supplied) 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.
  • Page 163 NOTES • To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Color (0 140) on an HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual. • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 164: Saving And Sharing Your Recordings

    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.
  • Page 165 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].
  • Page 166 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.
  • Page 167: Saving Recordings On A Computer

    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.
  • Page 168 Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. If the camcorder is connected to the computer while it is powered only by the battery pack, previously saved video files cannot be transferred back to the camcorder and music files cannot be transferred from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory card in the camcorder.
  • Page 169 1 Install the supplied Photo Application software following the instructions in the software’s instruction manual. r Refer to Installing Photo Application. 2 Start the software and follow the onscreen instructions. r Refer to Starting CameraWindow. Using the software 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Set the camcorder to mode, in single photo view.
  • Page 170: Saving Movies Onto Standard-Definition Discs (Dvd)

    • If you wish to use the image files on your computer, make copies of them first. Use the copied files, retaining the originals. 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...
  • Page 171: Copying Recordings To An External Video Recorder

    Using the software See ‘PIXELA’s VideoBrowser Software Guide’ (PDF file). Operating modes: 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.
  • Page 172 In Standard Definition You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high defi- nition. Connecting Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection C.
  • Page 173: Uploading Movies To Video Sharing Web Sites

    Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard definition in order to upload them to your favorite video sharing Web site. You can complete the conversion to standard definition in the camcorder and then use the supplied PIXELA’s software to upload your videos to the Web.
  • Page 174 • To convert all the scenes recorded on a specific date, select the index page that contains scenes from that date. • From this index page, you can proceed to step 4 or press Z and skip to step 6. 4 Touch [Edit] and then [Convert HD9SD].
  • Page 175 To select the bit rate Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the con- verted scenes, while a lower bit rate will result in smaller file sizes and faster uploads. [Bit Rate (Quality)] Desired option To automatically divide the scene If you are converting a long scene, you can have the camcorder divide it into 10-minute scenes, which can make uploading easier.
  • Page 176 8 Convert the scenes. [Edit] [Convert HDUSD (f97)] or [Convert HDUSD (497)] • Alternatively, you can press Z. • If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch [OK] if you agree. 9 Follow the procedure starting from step 6 from Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the Date Index Screen (0 126).
  • Page 177 Converting Only Part of a Scene or Story 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Make sure there is a memory card in slot Y with sufficient available space. 3 Play back the scene or story that you want to partially convert. Check that you have selected a scene recorded in the built-in memory or on memory card X.
  • Page 178 IMPORTANT • While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the double memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory cards. • 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.
  • Page 179 IMPORTANT Using an Eye-Fi Card • This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (includ- ing wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions.
  • Page 180: Appendix: Menu Options Lists

    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 32). For details about each function, see the reference page.
  • Page 181 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], –...
  • Page 182 Edit Panel - Mode Date Index [SD Movies] Control Button Playback Pause Screen Index Screen <date>, [Select], – – [Copy (f97)]* [All Scenes] [Copy (497)]* <date>, [Select], – – [Convert HDUSD [All Scenes] (f97)]* [Convert HDUSD (497)]* [Delete] <date>, [Select], [This Scene], [This Scene] [All Scenes]...
  • Page 183 In the gallery: [Edit Story] in [Edit Scene] in Control Button [Story Details] [Scene List] Playback Pause Screen Screen <by scene rating> – – [Copy (f97)] [Copy (497)] <by scene rating> – – [Convert HDUSD (f97)] [Convert HDUSD (497)] [Delete] or [d] <by scene rating>...
  • Page 184: Setup Menus

    Setup Menus 7 Camera Setup Menu item Setting options [Zoom Type] [Optical], [Advanced], [Digital]* [Zoom Speed] [I Variable], [J Speed 3], [K Speed 2], [L Speed 1] [Focus Assistance]* [A On], [B Off] – [A On o], [B Off] [Face Detection & Tracking] [Auto Backlight [A On], [B Off]...
  • Page 185 [Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting. • Minimum shutter speed used: 1/30; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to [E PF24]; 1/15 when it is set to [ PF30].
  • Page 186 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 [External Audio Input] [B Off], [A On When [A On] - [External Player Link]: Toggle on (x) or off (w) [Data Code] [B Off], [I Date], [J Time],...
  • Page 187 8 Recording & Connections Setup Menu item Setting options [A On n], [B Off] [Self Timer] – – [Video Snapshot [i 2 sec], [j 4 sec], – Length]* [l 8 sec] [Rate Scenes [A On], [B Off] – – (Recording)]* [Rec Media for –...
  • Page 188 Menu item Setting options [Photo Aspect Ratio] [F 2016x1512], – – [G 1920x1080] [Memory Info] – [f] (built-in memory), [4] (memory card X), [7] (memory card Y) [4] (memory card X), [7] (memory card Y) [A On F], [B Off] [x.v.Color]* –...
  • Page 189 [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.
  • Page 190 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],...
  • Page 191 Menu item Setting options [P Built-in Mem.], [Initialize] [4 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B] [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): [New York], list of world time zones [U] (DST adjustment)
  • Page 192 [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 [...
  • Page 193 • 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-...
  • Page 194 [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.
  • Page 195: Appendix: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies (in Smart AUTO mode) 8 Remaining battery time (0 151) 1 Control button: Open the FUNC. 9 Zoom (0 47) panel (0 32) A q Recording mode (0 59) 2 Smart AUTO mode (0 43) A a Headphone output (0 77) 3 Onscreen zoom controls (0 48) A s Control button: Start/Stop video...
  • Page 196 Recording Movies (in Flexible Recording mode) Top row of icons during record pause mode S g PF24 progressive frame rate (0 60) A g Recording program (0 61, 63) S h Remaining recording time A h Manual exposure (0 70) On memory card X or Y A j N Autofocus, In the built-in memory*...
  • Page 197 Recording Photos (in Flexible Recording mode) D g Displays the aperture (f-stop) and D d Self timer (0 74) shutter speed used. D f Number of available photos D h Focus and exposure lock On memory card X or Y (0 43, 107) In the built-in memory...
  • Page 198 Viewing Photos F k Photo jump (0 104) F g Control button: Open the setup F l Slideshow (0 109) menus (0 136) G q Switch to [Photos] index screen F h Current photo / Total number of (0 103) photos F j Photo number (0 141) Š...
  • Page 199 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 •...
  • Page 200: Troubleshooting

    - 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.
  • Page 201 - 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 202: Additional Information

    Playback Cannot create a story. - A memory can contain a maximum of 98 stories (not including [Unsorted] and [Video Snap- shot]). Delete some stories (0 90) or select a different memory that contains less than 98 stories. Cannot add scenes to a story. - In most cases, a story can contain a maximum of 999 scenes.
  • Page 203 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).
  • Page 204 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.
  • Page 205 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 56, 105) to free some space or replace the memory card.
  • Page 206 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 207: List Of Messages

    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 208 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 (0 119) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 41).
  • Page 209 - 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 (0 119) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 41).
  • Page 210 - You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card (0 36). - 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.
  • Page 211 Memory card is full - The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 56, 105) 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.
  • Page 212 Some scenes could not be converted - Among the scenes selected for conversion to SD there are scenes recorded with another device. When converting scenes to SD, leave out scenes recorded using another device. - Scenes recorded with another device cannot be converted. Those scenes were not converted but the other scenes selected for conversion were converted.
  • Page 213 - If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and restore the connection after a short while. Total play time is too long - The story cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes. Reduce the number of scenes to convert.
  • Page 214: Handling Precautions

    (0 116) 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 215 • 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.
  • Page 216 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-110 Battery Charger.
  • Page 217 • 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. •...
  • Page 218: 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 219: 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 220: Accessories

    Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) AVCHD discs/ Photo DVDs Computer TV/HDTV Card reader/writer Digital video Computer recorder 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* Stylus Pen DTC-100 D Terminal Cable...
  • Page 221: 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 222 Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approxi- mate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording 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.
  • Page 223 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 224: Product Codes

    Product Codes Provided Accessories CA-110 Compact Power Adapter 5072B002AA BP-110 Battery Pack 5071B002AA STV-250N Stereo Video Cable 3067A002AA (D82-0590-002) Optional Accessories CG-110 Battery Charger 5073B002AA TL-H34 II Tele-converter 5069B001AA WD-H34 II Wide-converter 5070B001AA WM-V1 Wireless Microphone 5068B002AA HTC-100 HDMI Cable 2384B001AA CTC-100 Component Cable 1719B001AA...
  • Page 225: Specifications

    Specifications VIXIA HF R21 / VIXIA HF R20 / VIXIA HF R200  — Values given are approximate figures. System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2 Image compression: JPEG * This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”).
  • Page 226  • LCD Touch Screen: 3.0 in., wide, TFT color, 230,000 dots , touch operation • Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone • Lens f=3.0 – 60 mm, F/1.8 – 3.6, 20x optical zoom  35 mm equivalent : Movies: 49 – 980 mm (optical zoom, [Dynamic] IS mode) 41.2 –...
  • Page 227 Terminals • AV OUT/X Terminal ∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output) 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced Video: Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less • USB Terminal: mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) •...
  • Page 228 CA-110 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 (32 – 104 °F) ...
  • Page 229 File type: Baseline JPEG Color sampling: 4:2:2, 4:2:0 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...
  • Page 230: Index

    Index ....54 Deleting 3D Flip View ....56, 90 Movies .
  • Page 231 ....60 Recording time ....40 Relay recording ....35 Language .
  • Page 232 ....68 Video snapshot ....52, 77 Volume ....73 White balance .
  • Page 233 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 234 THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EQUIPMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CANON USA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CANON USA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE EQUIPMENT SOLD BY CANON USA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE.
  • Page 235 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 236 CANADA CANON CANADA INC. 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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