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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Lea también el manual de instrucciones siguiente. • Digital Video Software This instruction manual explains how to install the software and Canon USB Video Driver (Windows XP only), connect the camcorder to a computer, and download images from a memory card to a computer.

  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. 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 CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

  • Page 3

    In these safety instructions the word “product” 10. Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact Power Adapter should be operated only refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder from the type of power source indicated OPTURA S1 A and all its accessories.

  • Page 4

    When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570. The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter.

  • Page 5: Using This Manual

    Using this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon OPTURA S1. 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 the Troubleshooting table 125).

  • Page 6

    Trademark Acknowledgements • is a trademark. • miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association ® • Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction Using this Manual ....................5 Checking Supplied Accessories ..............9 Components Guide..................10 Screen Displays.....................14 Preparation Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply..............16 Step 2: Loading a Cassette ................19 Step 3: Inserting a Memory Card..............20 Step 4: Preparing the Camcorder ..............21 Step 5: Using the Wireless Controller............22 Step 6: Adjusting the LCD Screen ..............23 Step 7: Changing the Display Language ............24...

  • Page 8

    Creating a Start-up Image ................73 Playback Magnifying the Image ..................74 Displaying the Data Code................75 End Search....................76 Returning to a Pre-marked Position ..............77 Date Search....................78 Digital Camera Functions Selecting the Image Quality/Size..............79 Simultaneous Recording on the Tape and Memory Card......81 Using the Flash....................82 Selecting the Metering Method..............84 Changing the Focusing Method..............85 Selecting the Drive Mode ................86...

  • Page 9: Checking Supplied Accessories

    Checking Supplied Accessories CA-570 Compact BP-208 Battery Pack WL-D85 Wireless Lithium Button Battery Power Adapter Controller CR2025 for the (incl. power cord) Wireless Controller MTC-100 Multi Cable IFC-300PCU USB 16 MB miniSD card DIGITAL VIDEO Cable SOLUTION DISK The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the camcorder.

  • Page 10: Components Guide

    Components Guide OPTURA S1 Left side view Right side view Lens Cover Switch ( Viewfinder cleaning cover - open, - closed) Serial number – (record review) button ( 29, 38) / BATTERY RELEASE button ( (rewind) button ( Battery attachment unit ( + button ( 29, 38) / Grip belt (...

  • Page 11: Front View

    Front view Back view Flash ( Mode dial ( Mini video light (assist lamp) ( SET dial ( 39, 51, 63) Speaker ( Power switch ( Terminal cover Start/stop button ( 27, 30) Stereo microphone Lock button DC IN terminal ( TAPE/CARD switch ( AV terminal ( Card access indicator (...

  • Page 12: Top View

    Top view Bottom view Zoom lever ( Cassette compartment ( PHOTO button ( OPEN/EJECT switch ( D.EFFECTS button ( Cassette compartment cover ( DRIVE MODE button ( 86) / Strap mount ( 141) AUDIO LEVEL button ( Memory card slot ( (self-timer) button ( 50) / RESET button (...

  • Page 13

    Wireless Controller WL-D85 START/ STOP PHOTO ZOOM CARD DATE SEARCH PLAY STOP PAUSE SLOW ZERO SET AUDIO DUB. TV SCREEN MEMORY WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL - D85 START/STOP button ( 27, 30) PHOTO button ( CARD –/+ buttons ( Zoom buttons ( DATE SEARCH buttons ( PLAY...

  • Page 14: Screen Displays

    Screen Displays Screen Displays during Recording When recording movies on a tape Operating mode, Zoom ( 33), Exposure Manual focus ( Image stabilizer ( Recording mode ( Recording program ( Metering mode ( White balance ( Image effect ( Drive mode ( Digital effects ( Movie size ( Still image quality/size (...

  • Page 15: Screen Displays During Playback

    Screen Displays during Playback When playing a tape ( 12 bit audio ( 104) End search ( 76), Date search ( 78), Audio dubbing ( 102) Digital effects ( Movie size ( 105) Still image quality/size ( Recording mode ( Tape operation Time code ( Remaining tape (...

  • Page 16: Step 1: Preparing The Power Supply

    Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply Preparation The camcorder can be powered by a battery pack or be connected to a household power source. Charge the battery pack before use. Attaching the Battery Pack 1. Turn the power switch to OFF. 2.

  • Page 17: Using A Household Power Source

    Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without worrying about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed. 1. Turn the power switch to OFF. 2.

  • Page 18

    Charging, Recording and Playback Times The following times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or playback conditions. Battery Pack BP-208 Charging Time 160 min. Max. Recording Time Viewfinder 120 min. normal 115 min. bright 110 min. Typical Recording Time* Viewfinder 70 min.

  • Page 19: Step 2: Loading A Cassette

    Step 2: Loading a Cassette Use only videocassettes marked with the logo. 1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT switch and open the cassette compartment cover. The cassette compartment opens automatically. 2. Load the cassette. • Load the cassette with the window facing the grip belt. •...

  • Page 20: Step 3: Inserting A Memory Card

    Step 3: Inserting a Memory Card This camcorder is for use only with miniSD cards. Inserting the Card 1. Set the power switch to OFF. 2. Open the cover. 3. Insert the memory card straight all the way into the memory card slot. 4.

  • Page 21: Step 4: Preparing The Camcorder

    Step 4: Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment) 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. 2. Pull out the viewfinder. Pull out the viewfinder to use it. 3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever. 4. Push the viewfinder back in. Fastening the Grip Belt Hold the camcorder with your right hand and adjust the belt with your...

  • Page 22: Step 5: Using The Wireless Controller

    Step 5: Using the Wireless Controller Inserting the Battery (Lithium Button Battery CR2025) 1. Press the tab in the direction of the arrow and pull out the battery holder. 2. Place the lithium button battery with the + side facing up. 3.

  • Page 23: Step 6: Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Step 6: Adjusting the LCD Screen Rotating the LCD Panel Subject can monitor the LCD screen Slide the OPEN button towards the camcorder and open the LCD panel 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel downward by 90 degrees. •...

  • Page 24: Step 7: Changing The Display Language

    Step 7: Changing the Display Language The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean or Japanese. MENU DISPLAY SETUP/ LANGUAGE ENGLISH 1. Turn the power switch to CAMERA or PLAY. 2.

  • Page 25: Step 8: Setting The Time Zone, Date And Time

    Step 8: Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time MENU D/TIME SET T.ZONE/DST N.Y. 1. Turn the power switch to CAMERA or PLAY. 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 3. Turn the SET dial to select [D/TIME SET] and press the SET dial.

  • Page 26: Time Zones

    Time Zones Once you have set your time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock. Time Zones and Difference from GMT/UTC.

  • Page 27: Recording Movies On A Tape

    Basic Functions Recording Movies on a Tape Recording Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary, clean the video heads ( 136). 1. Holding the lock button on the power switch pressed down, set the switch to CAMERA.

  • Page 28: Screen Displays During Recording

    When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off after 5 minutes when the camcorder is left without any operation to save power ( 67). Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, “ AUTO POWER OFF” appears in the center of the screen. If the camcorder shuts off, turn the power switch to OFF and back on again.

  • Page 29: Reviewing And Searching When Recording

    Reviewing and Searching when Recording You can review the last few seconds of your recording (record review). You can also play back the tape to locate the point where you wish to begin recording (record search). Available only in the mode.

  • Page 30: Recording On A Memory Card

    Recording on a Memory Card Recording Still Images on a Memory Card 1. Holding the lock button on the power switch pressed down, set the switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the TAPE/CARD switch to 3. Open the lens cover (move the lens cover switch down to 4.

  • Page 31

    Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch, disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result in data damage.

  • Page 32: Screen Displays During Still Image Recording

    Screen Displays during Still Image Recording Remaining Card Capacity for Still Images flashing in red: No card in green: 6 or more images in yellow: 1 to 5 images in red: No more images • The indication may not decrease even though a recording has been made, or may decrease by 2 images at once.

  • Page 33: Zooming

    Zooming The zoom is available in the modes. When recording on the tape, in addition to the 10x optical zoom you can also use the 200x digital zoom 64). Zoom out Zoom in Zoom lever Optical Zoom Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wide- angle).

  • Page 34: Digital Zoom

    Digital Zoom When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder automatically switches between optical and digital zoom. With digital zoom, image resolution becomes lower the more you zoom Available only in the mode. MENU CAMERA SETUP D.ZOOM OFF 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 2.

  • Page 35: Tips For Better Recording

    Tips for Better Recording Holding the Camcorder For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens.

  • Page 36: Playing Back A Tape

    Playing Back a Tape Playback If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette ( 136). 1. Holding the lock button on the power switch pressed down, set the switch to PLAY.

  • Page 37: Special Playback Modes

    Special Playback Modes PLAY STOP PAUSE SLOW (Playback Pause) To pause playback, press the button during normal playback. (Fast Forward Playback) / (Rewind Playback) Plays back the tape at 9.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). Press and hold the button during normal playback or fast forward.

  • Page 38: Playing Back A Memory Card

    Playing Back a Memory Card 1. Holding the lock button on the power switch pressed down, set the switch to PLAY. 2. Set the TAPE/CARD switch to 3. Press the +/– button to move between images. Press the button to play back a movie.

  • Page 39: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via built-in speaker. The speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel. Available in the modes. Speaker SET dial Adjusting the Speaker Volume Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume.

  • Page 40: Playing Back On A Tv Screen

    Playing Back on a TV Screen Connection Diagram Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual. TVs or VCRs with S- (S1)- TVs or VCRs with Audio/ Video Input Terminals Video Terminals INPUT S(S1)-VIDEO INPUT VIDEO VIDEO Signal flow AUDIO AUDIO MTC-100...

  • Page 41: Using The Recording Programs

    Advanced Functions Using the Recording Programs Recording Programs Auto The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. Program AE ( Shutter-Priority AE ( Aperture-Priority AE ( Portrait Snow Spotlight The camcorder uses a large Use this mode to record Use this mode to record in aperture, achieving a focus...

  • Page 42: Selecting The Recording Program

    Selecting the Recording Program Mode dial Available only in the modes. Turn the mode dial to switch between the recording categories. : Automatic mode : Program AE ( , Shutter-Priority AE ( or Aperture-Priority AE ( can be selected ( 41).

  • Page 43

    Snow/Beach mode: - The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen. - The picture may not appear smooth when played back. Fireworks mode: To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Use a tripod when recording in mode as the shutter speed slows down.

  • Page 44: Using The Program Ae Mode

    Using the Program AE Mode The camcorder automatically adjusts shutter speed and exposure according to the brightness of the subject. In Program AE mode, you can point and shoot as in Auto mode, however, you have the option of changing some settings. Available only in the modes.

  • Page 45: Using The Shutter-priority Ae Mode

    Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode You can select a shutter speed, and the camcorder automatically sets a matching aperture setting. Select a high shutter speed for recording fast moving subjects, and a slow shutter speed to create a trailing after image. Guidelines for selecting the shutter speed 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 1/2, 1/4, 1/8,...

  • Page 46: Using The Aperture-priority Ae Mode

    Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode You can select an aperture value, and the camcorder automatically chooses the appropriate shutter speed. Aperture values: 1.8, 2.0, 2.4, 2.8, 3.4, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6, 6.7, 8.0, 9.5, 11, 14, 16 Use low aperture values (large aperture) to blur the background for a portrait, or high aperture values (small aperture) to achieve a broad depth of field for recording landscapes.

  • Page 47: Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    Adjusting the Exposure Manually Recording Adjust the exposure when a backlit subject becomes underexposed, or overexposed due to bright light. Available only in the modes. Mode dial SET dial EXP button Exposure Lock 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than Exposure cannot be adjusted in the Fireworks mode (SCN).

  • Page 48: Adjusting The Focus Manually

    Adjusting the Focus Manually Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. Reflective Subjects with low Fast Moving Through dirty or Night Scenes surfaces contrast or without Subjects wet windows vertical lines Zoom lever Mode dial FOCUS button Available only in the...

  • Page 49: Using The Mini Video Light

    Using the Mini Video Light You can turn on the mini video light (assist lamp) at any time regardless of the recording program. Mini video light LIGHT button Available only in the modes. Press the LIGHT button. • “ ” appears on the screen. •...

  • Page 50: Using The Self-timer

    Using the Self-Timer The self-timer can be used for recording movies and still images. PHOTO button (self-timer) button Start / stop button Available only in the modes. 1. Press the (self-timer) button. “ ” appears. When recording a still image: 2.

  • Page 51: Changing The Settings With The Func. Button

    Changing the Settings with the FUNC. Changing the Settings (1) Button Many of the camcorder’s functions are selected from the FUNC. menu that appears when pressing the FUNC. button. For menu items, see List of Menu Items (FUNC.) ( 52). SET dial FUNC.

  • Page 52: List Of Menu Items (func.)

    List of Menu Items (FUNC.) Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. Menu Items Setting Options Recording (PROGRAM AE), (SHUTTER-PRIO. AE), Programs (APERTURE-PRIO.AE) (PORTRAIT), (SPORTS), (NIGHT),...

  • Page 53: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the White Balance You can use the preset modes to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting. Settings are automatically set by the camcorder. AUTO DAYLIGHT For recording outdoors on a bright day. SHADE For recording in shaded places.

  • Page 54

    5. Press the FUNC. button. Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes. Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance cannot be accomplished with [FLUORESCENT] or [FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks unnatural on the screen, adjust using [AUTO] or [SET]. The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off.

  • Page 55: Selecting An Image Effect

    Selecting an Image Effect You can record with different saturation and contrast color effects. IMAGE EFFECT OFF Records with no effect. Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to record in VIVID crisp colors. NEUTRAL Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record in neutral hues.

  • Page 56: Using Digital Effects

    Using Digital Effects The Digital Effects functions include faders, effects, multi-image screen and Card Mix 61). Faders ( Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Fade Trigger (FADE-T) Wipe (WIPE) Corner Wipe (CORNER) Jump (JUMP) Flip (FLIP) Puzzle (PUZZLE) Zigzag (ZIGZAG) Beam (BEAM)

  • Page 57

    Effects ( Add flavor to your recordings. Black and White Sepia (SEPIA) Art (ART) (BLK & WHT) Mosaic (MOSAIC) Ball (BALL) Cube (CUBE) Wave (WAVE) Color Mask (COLOR M.) Mirror (MIRROR) Multi-Image Screen ( Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at one time.

  • Page 58: Selecting A Fader

    The availability of the various Digital Effects depends on the operation mode. Still Movies Images* Faders Effects Multi-image screen Card Mix :Available : Not available * :When recording simultaneously on the tape and memory card. ** :Black and White only. Selecting a Fader Available only in the modes.

  • Page 59: Selecting An Effect

    CAMERA mode: 6. Fade in: Press the start/stop button in record pause mode. Fade out: Press the start/stop button in record mode. PLAY mode: 6. Fade in: Press the button in playback pause mode. Fade out: Press the button in playback mode. Selecting an Effect Available in the , and...

  • Page 60: Using The Multi-image Screen

    Using the Multi-Image Screen Available in the mode and in the mode only in the following playback modes: • When [S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse playback • When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause When recording, select a recording program other than D.EFFECT OFF 1.

  • Page 61

    Combining Images (Card Mix) You can choose one of the sample images from the collection on the supplied disk (such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video recording. Card Chroma Key (CARD CHROMA) Combines frames with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of the blue area of the card mix image.

  • Page 62: Selecting The Card Mix Effect

    Selecting the Card Mix Effect Available only in the mode. D.EFFECT OFF 1. Upload a sample image from the supplied disk to the memory card. Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.

  • Page 63: Changing The Settings With The Menu Button

    Changing the Settings with the MENU Changing the Settings (2) Button Many of the camcorder’s functions are selected from a menu that appears when pressing the MENU button. For menu items, see List of Menu Items (MENU) ( 64). MENU button SET dial Selecting Menus and Settings 1.

  • Page 64: List Of Menu Items (menu)

    List of Menu Items (MENU) Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. Functions without reference page are explained below the tables. CAMERA SETUP Menu Items Setting Options A.SL SHUTTER...

  • Page 65

    In the Fireworks recording program (SCN) the setting is automatically turned off. REVIEW: Sets how long a still image will be displayed after recording. You can erase ( 92) or protect ( 91) the image when you press the FUNC. button while you are reviewing the image, or when you press the FUNC.

  • Page 66

    AUDIO SETUP Menu Items Setting Options OUTPUT CH L/R, L/L, R/R AUDIO DUB. AUDIO IN, MIC. IN WIND SCREEN AUTO, OFF MIC ATT ON, OFF MIC LEVEL AUTO, MANUAL 12bit AUDIO STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED, MIX/ VARI. MIX BALANCE AUDIO MODE 16bit, 12bit OUTPUT CH: Switches the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on two channels.

  • Page 67

    When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], only tape or card operation and self-timer displays appear on the LCD screen (all displays appear on the viewfinder screen). TV SCREEN: Shows the camcorder displays on a connected TV screen. You can also use the TV SCREEN button on the wireless controller. DISPLAYS: Shows the displays on the screen during playback.

  • Page 68

    Menu Items Setting Options CREATE S-UP NO, YES IMAGE SEL. S-UP IMG NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE S-UP SOUND OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER.SOUND SELF-T SOUND You can change the image displayed at start-up and customize the sounds for the camcorder’s start-up, shutter, button operations and self-timer.

  • Page 69: Adjusting The Audio Recording Level

    Adjusting the Audio Recording Level You can manually adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone or an external microphone. Available only in the mode. AUDIO LEVEL button MENU AUDIO SETUP MIC LEVEL AUTO 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than Press the MENU button.

  • Page 70

    About the audio level indicator: When [MIC LEVEL] is set to [AUTO] and in the mode: the audio level indicator switches on and off with each press of the AUDIO LEVEL button. -dB40 [MIC LEVEL] is set to [MANUAL] Guide (green bar) The audio level can be changed when the green bar is displayed.

  • Page 71: Using The Wind Screen

    Using the Wind Screen The camcorder reduces wind noise automatically. However, you can turn off the wind screen when recording indoors, or when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible. Available in the modes. MENU AUDIO SETUP WIND SCREEN AUTO 1.

  • Page 72: Widescreen Tv Recording (16:9)

    Widescreen TV Recording (16:9) The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9 recording. Available only in the mode. MENU CAMERA SETUP WIDESCREEN OFF Press the MENU button and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [WIDESCREEN], set it to [ON] and press the MENU button. •...

  • Page 73: Creating A Start-up Image

    Creating a Start-up Image You can select one of the still images recorded on the memory card and set it as the camcorder’s start-up image. Available only in the mode. MENU MY CAMERA CREATE S-UP IMAGE 1. Select a still image with the +/– buttons. 2.

  • Page 74: Magnifying The Image

    Magnifying the Image Playback When playing back movies from the tape or viewing still images from the memory card, the image can be magnified up to 5 times. Available in the modes. Zoom lever SET dial 1. Move the zoom lever toward T. •...

  • Page 75: Displaying The Data Code

    Displaying the Data Code The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). When you play back a tape, you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to display. Available in the modes.

  • Page 76: End Search

    End Search When you have played back a tape, you can use this function to locate the end of the last recorded scene. Available only in the mode. EXP button In stop mode, press the EXP button. • “END SEARCH” appears. •...

  • Page 77: Returning To A Pre-marked Position

    Returning to a Pre-marked Position If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory and the tape will stop at that point when you rewind/fast forward the tape. Available only in the modes.

  • Page 78: Date Search

    Date Search You can locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function. Available only in the mode. Press the button on the wireless controller to begin searching. • Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10 times). •...

  • Page 79: Selecting The Image Quality/size

    Selecting the Image Quality/Size Digital Camera Functions You can select the image quality of still images, and the image size of still images and movies. Still images are compressed and recorded in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group). Movies are recorded in Motion JPEG. The number of still images and maximum recording time of movies that can be recorded on a memory card vary according to the recording condition.

  • Page 80: Selecting The Still Image Size And Quality

    Selecting the Still Image Size and Quality Available only in the mode (the image quality only can also be set in the mode). 1632x1224/FINE 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the still image size/quality symbol. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 3.

  • Page 81: Simultaneous Recording On The Tape And Memory Card

    Simultaneous Recording on the Tape and Memory Card When you are recording a movie on a tape, you can record the same picture as a still image on the memory card. The size of the still image will be 640 x 480. The image quality can be selected.

  • Page 82: Using The Flash

    Using the Flash You can use the built-in flash for recording still images in dark places. The flash is equipped with the red-eye reduction mode. (auto) The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject. (red-eye reduction, auto) The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject.The assist lamp lights up to reduce the red-eye effect.

  • Page 83

    The flash will not fire in the following cases: - When you press the EXP button in (auto) or (red-eye reduction, auto) mode. - When recording on the tape, if (auto) or (red-eye reduction, auto) is selected and a shutter speed of 1/2000. - During auto exposure bracketing.

  • Page 84: Selecting The Metering Method

    Selecting the Metering Method You can select the method the camera uses to evaluate the brightness of your subject. EVALUATIVE Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camcorder divides images into several zones for light metering. It evaluates complex lighting conditions, such as the position and brightness of the subject, background, direct light or backlight, and adjusts the exposure of the main subject accordingly.

  • Page 85: Changing The Focusing Method

    Changing the Focusing Method You can change the AF (autofocus) frame selection method. Auto selection Depending on the shooting conditions, an AF frame is (9-point AiAF) automatically selected from the 9 frames and focused. Center point Of 9 AF frames, the center one is selected to focus. This is convenient for making sure the focus is exactly where you want it.

  • Page 86: Selecting The Drive Mode

    Selecting the Drive Mode Records a single still image when you press the PHOTO Single button. Continuous Shooting Captures a quick series of still images while you press the PHOTO button. For the number of frames per second, High-Speed Continuous Shooting refer to the table on the next page.

  • Page 87

    Continuous Shooting/High-Speed Continuous Shooting 1. Press the PHOTO button halfway. 2. Press and hold the PHOTO button fully. A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the PHOTO button. Maximum number of continuous shots at one time: Frames per Second Maximum Number Still Image Size...

  • Page 88: Recording Panoramic Images (stitch Assist Mode)

    Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large panoramic scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer. +/– button PHOTO button SET dial FUNC. button When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode: PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them.

  • Page 89

    8. Press the FUNC. button after the last image. • The Stitch Assist screen will disappear. The DRIVE MODE button can also be used to close the Stitch Assist screen. • For details on how to merge these images, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.

  • Page 90: Playing Back/searching Images

    Playing Back/Searching Images You can display images one after another (slide show) or 6 at one time (index screen). With the Card Jump function, you can quickly locate an image without displaying them one by one. Available only in the mode.

  • Page 91: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image or index screen. If a memory card is formatted, all still images and movies, even protected ones, will be erased permanently. Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image. Protecting during Single Image Playback Available only in the modes.

  • Page 92: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images You can erase images one at a time or all at once. Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered. Protected images cannot be erased. Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image. Erasing a Single Image Available only in the modes.

  • Page 93: Formatting A Memory Card

    Formatting a Memory Card Format new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can also format a memory card to erase all data recorded on it. Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images. Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered.

  • Page 94: Recording To A Vcr Or Digital Video Device

    Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Editing Device You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device (DVD recorder, another digital camcorder, etc.). If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.

  • Page 95

    We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. When connecting a VCR, the quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original. When connecting a DVD Recorder or other Digital Video Device with a DV Terminal: - If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again.

  • Page 96: Analog Line-in Recording

    Analog Line-in Recording You can input video from other analog devices (VCR, TV or camcorder) via the S-video terminal or AV terminal, and record the input video on the tape in the camcorder. You can also record the input video as a movie or still image on a memory card. Connecting Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.

  • Page 97

    2. Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV DV], set it to [ON] and press the MENU button. 3. Selecting the still image quality: Press the FUNC. button. Select the still image quality symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC. button. Selecting the movie size: Press the FUNC.

  • Page 98: Dv Dubbing

    DV Dubbing You can input video from other digital video devices via the DV terminal, and record the input video on the tape in the camcorder. You can also record the input video as a movie or still image on a memory card. Connecting Check the type and orientation of the DV terminal and make sure you connect the DV cable properly.

  • Page 99

    2. Selecting the still image quality: Press the FUNC. button. Select the still image quality symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC. button. Selecting the movie size: Press the FUNC. button. Select the movie size symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC.

  • Page 100: Converting Analog Signals Into Digital Signals (analog-digital Converter)

    Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only. Connecting the Devices Turn off all devices before starting the connections.

  • Page 101

    Turning On the Analog-Digital Converter Available only in the mode. MENU VCR SETUP DV OFF 1. Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. 2. Select [VIDEO INPUT] and choose a setting appropriate to the type of connection to the analog device. Press the SET button to return to the [VCR SETUP] sub-menu.

  • Page 102: Audio Dubbing

    Audio Dubbing You can add sound from audio devices (AUDIO IN) or with the microphone. This function is operated with the wireless controller. Connecting an Audio Device Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. Audio device (e.g. CD player) OUTPUT Signal flow...

  • Page 103

    Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more than 3 times. You can check the picture on the LCD screen. If you use [AUDIO IN] for the dubbing, you can check the audio on the camcorder’s speakers.

  • Page 104: Playing Back The Added Sound

    Playing Back the Added Sound You can select to play back Stereo 1 (original sound), Stereo 2 (added sound), or adjust the balance of both sounds. Available only in the mode. MENU AUDIO SETUP 12bit AUDIO STEREO1 1. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [12bit AUDIO], select a setting and press the MENU button.

  • Page 105: Recording From The Tape On A Memory Card

    Recording from the Tape on a Memory Card You can record movies or still images from a tape in the camcorder. Available only in the mode. Recording a Movie from the Tape The movie size can be selected. 320x240 1. Selecting the movie size: Press the FUNC.

  • Page 106

    3. Press the PHOTO button fully. • The card access indicator flashes. • You can also record a still image by pressing the PHOTO button fully when the tape is in playback pause mode. An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically compressed.

  • Page 107: Printing Still Images

    Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which interface cable to use with the camcorder. The Canon CP-Printers CP-10 and CP-100 are supplied with two direct interface cables. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100).

  • Page 108: Printing With The (print/share) Button

    The print setting menu may differ slightly depending on the connected printer. Printing with the (Print/Share) Button You can print an image without changing the settings by simply pressing the (print/ share) button. Available only in the mode. 1. Select the still image you wish to print with the +/– button.

  • Page 109

    - Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers, CP600: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the paper is fed through. - Canon CP printers (except for the CP600): A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing stops when the current print is finished, and the remaining prints are canceled.

  • Page 110: Selecting The Print Settings

    The image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly. [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers. When selecting [2-UP], [4-UP], [9-UP] or [16-UP] for [PAGE LAYOUT], set the [PAPER SIZE] to [10 x 14.8 cm].

  • Page 111

    Paper Settings 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [PAPER] and press the SET dial. 2. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial. Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer. 3.

  • Page 112: Setting The Print Effect (image Optimize)

    Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimize) This function uses the camcorder’s recording information to optimize the image data, yielding high quality prints. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select (print effect) and press the SET dial. 2.

  • Page 113

    3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial. • Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer. • Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. 4.

  • Page 114

    Selecting the Image Style 2. Make sure that (IMAGE) is selected and press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select the image style and press the SET dial. Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu.

  • Page 115: Trimming Settings

    • Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. About the color of the trimming frame (Canon CP printers only): - White: No trimming settings. - Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear in green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.)

  • Page 116: Printing With Print Order Settings

    Printing with Print Order Settings You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be used for printing on DPOF compatible printers ( 107).

  • Page 117: Erasing All Print Orders

    Erasing All Print Orders MENU CARD OPERATIONS PRINT ORD. ALL ERASE 1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. 2. Select [PRINT ORD. ALL ERASE]. “ERASE ALL PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears. 3. Select [YES]. All “ ” disappear. 4.

  • Page 118: Transferring Video Recordings To A Computer

    Transferring Video Recordings to a Connecting to a PC Computer You can transfer recordings to a computer using the IEEE1394 (DV) terminal. You can also use this camcorder to transfer through it recordings from an analog VCR or 8 mm camcorder to your computer using the USB terminal (see Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals ( 100)).

  • Page 119

    Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no other IEEE1394 device is connected to the computer. Depending on the video editing software you use, you may need to set the power switch of the camcorder to a mode other than PLAY.

  • Page 120: Transferring Memory Card Images To A Computer

    Transferring Memory Card Images to a Computer With the supplied USB cable and Digital Video Software, you can transfer images recorded on the memory card to the computer by simply pressing the (print/share) button ( 121). Preparations The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software and set the auto-launch setting.

  • Page 121

    + / – button (print/share) SET dial button Transferring Images To transfer images with transfer order, you need to set the transfer orders ( 123). ALL IMAGES Transfers all images to the computer. NEW IMAGES Transfers only those images that have not yet been transferred to the computer.

  • Page 122

    When transferring with the button, the camcorder retains the transfer setting even if you change the position of the power switch. When the camcorder is connected to the computer and the screen to select images displays, press the MENU button. The transfer menu will display.

  • Page 123: Selecting Images For Transfer (transfer Order)

    Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order) You can select images for transfer to the computer (max. 998). These transfer settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders. Available only in the mode.

  • Page 124: Using The Dv Messenger Version 2

    Download the DV Messenger and the DV Network Software Instruction Manual from the following homepage. Refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual for details. www.canondv.com www.canon.ca www.canon-asia.com Preparation for Using DV Messenger 1. Start the computer and install DV Messenger.

  • Page 125: Troubleshooting

    ” flashes on the screen. Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. “ ” flashes on the screen. Condensation is detected. See reference page. “ ” flashes red on the screen. The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service – Center.

  • Page 126

    Problem Solution “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” Unload and reload the cassette. appears on the screen. “SET THE TIME ZONE, Set the time zone, date and time. DATE AND TIME” appears on Recharge the built-in lithium battery and set the time zone, the screen.

  • Page 127

    Memory Card Operation Problem Solution Memory card cannot be Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the inserted. memory card over and reinsert it. Memory card cannot be Insert a memory card. recorded. Memory card is full. Replace the memory card or erase images.

  • Page 128

    Condensation Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder. Condensation may form in the following cases: When the camcorder is moved from an When the camcorder is moved from a air-conditioned room to a warm, humid...

  • Page 129: List Of Messages

    List of Messages Message Explanation SET THE TIME ZONE, You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message DATE AND TIME appears each time you turn the power on until you set the time zone, date and time. CHANGE THE BATTERY Battery pack is exhausted.

  • Page 130: Direct Print Related Messages

    WASTE TANK FULL Waste tank is full. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual to replace the waste tank (waste ink absorber).

  • Page 131

    If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on. If the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual.

  • Page 132: Handling Precautions

    Handling Precautions Do’s & Don’ts Camcorder Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or viewfinder. Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sun- heated car, and high humidity. Do not use the camcorder near strong electric or magnetic fields such as above TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones.

  • Page 133

    Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the optimal range is from 10 °C to 30 °C (56 °F to 86 °F). At cold temperatures, performance will temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before use. Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially at normal temperatures.

  • Page 134: Memory Card

    We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data.

  • Page 135

    Recycling the Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery If you should dispose of your camcorder, first remove the built-in rechargeable lithium battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your country. 1. Loosen the four screws using a screwdriver and remove the cover. 2.

  • Page 136: Cleaning The Video Heads

    To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available dry cleaning cassette.

  • Page 137: Maintenance/others

    Maintenance/Others Storage If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 °C (86 °F). After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder is still working properly.

  • Page 138: 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 the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs with NTSC system.

  • Page 139: System Diagram (availability Differs From Area To Area)

    Filter Set MTC-100 Multi Cable Commercially available DVD Recorder or other DV Cable DV equipped Digital Device IFC-300PCU USB Cable Computer Card Adapter SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case Card Reader/Writer miniSD Card Canon printers with direct print function / PictBridge-compliant printers...

  • Page 140: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.

  • Page 141

    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 142: Specifications

    Specifications OPTURA S1 System Video Recording System 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component recording Audio Recording System PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch) Television System EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal Image Sensor 1/3.9-inch CCD, approx.

  • Page 143

    Input/Output Terminals AV Terminal 10-pin multiconnector; Input/Output multipurpose Video: /75 ohms unbalanced S-Video: Luminance (Y) signal - 1 V /75 ohms; Chrominance (C) signal - 0.286 V /75 ohms Audio: output: –10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less input: –10 dBV/40 kohms or more DV Terminal Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)

  • Page 144: Product Codes

    Product Codes Provided Accessories CA-570 Compact Power Adapter 8468A002AA BP-208 Battery Pack 0802B002AA MTC-100 Multi Cable D82-0790-000 WL-D85 Wireless Controller D83-0712-000 IFC-300PCU USB Cable 6906A001AA Optional Accessories CG-300 Battery Charger 0784B002AA TL-H27 Tele-converter 0803B001AA WD-H27 Wide-converter 0804B001AA FS-H27U Filter Set 0805B001AA WS-20 Wrist Strap 3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)

  • Page 145: Index

    Index 12bit audio ..... 104 Faders ......56 File numbers .

  • Page 146

    My Camera ..... . 73 Telephoto ..... . . 33 Time code .

  • Page 147

    FOR THE UNITED STATES The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.

  • Page 148

    Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase. Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.

  • Page 149

    15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hl 96814 USA If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only). CANADA CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7 CANON CANADA INC.

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