Important Usage Instructions WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY. COPYRIGHT WARNING: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
FCC NOTICE HD Camcorder, XF200 / XF205 Systems. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
REGIONS OF USE XF200 / XF205 are in compliance (as of June 2014) with the radio signal regulations of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where they can be used, make inquiries with the contacts listed on the back cover of this instruction manual.
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Highlights of the XF200 / XF205 The Canon HD Camcorder XF200 / XF205 is a compact-sized and highly portable camcorder that offers superior video quality. The camcorder features a 1/2.84-in. CMOS sensor and allows you to record in two formats (MXF on CF cards or MP4 on SD cards). The following are some of the many features that will help you turn your creative vision into reality.
Save custom picture and menu settings to an SD card so that you can transfer your setting Special recording modes preferences to other XF200 / XF205 camcorders in The special recording modes (A 118) give you order to use them in the same way.
Table of Contents 1. Introduction 11 Remote Operation of the Camcorder 44 Using the Supplied Wireless Controller 44 About this Manual 11 Using the Optional RC-V100 Remote Conventions Used in this Manual 11 Controller 45 Supplied Accessories 13 Names of Parts 14 3.
Adding Shot Marks while Recording 110 Adding an $ Mark or % Mark to the Last Clip Recorded 110 Using Metadata 111 Setting a User Memo Created with Canon XF Utility 111 Setting a User Memo Using Browser Remote 112...
Clip Operations 150 Connecting to a Wired (Ethernet) Network 179 Using the Clip Menu 151 Selecting a Network Connection 180 Displaying Clip Information 151 Changing Network Settings 181 Adding $ Marks or % Marks 152 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device 182 Deleting $ Marks or % Marks 153 Setting Up Browser Remote 182...
Introduction About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon XF200 / XF205. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should the camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 218).
About this Manual The arrow > is used to abbreviate menu Operating modes and Format selections. For a detailed explanation on how to A full icon (like ) indicates that the function Using the Menus use the menus, refer to described can be used in the operating mode (A 29).
Supplied Accessories Supplied Accessories The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder. CA-930 Compact Power Adapter DC-930 DC Cable BP-955 Battery Pack (incl. power cord) (incl. terminal cover) Lens Hood with Lens Barrier Lens Cap Eye cup WL-D6000 Wireless Controller Microphone Holder Unit SS-1200 Shoulder Strap (incl.
Names of Parts Names of Parts Operation panel (A 20) 2 3 4 Operation panel (A 20) 22 24 13 14 15 16 17 27 28 1 Protective cover for audio controls (A 98) 15 Focus ring (A 83) 2 Strap mount (A 36) 16 Zoom ring (A 75) 3 INFRARED switch (A 126) 17 Iris ring (A 66)
Names of Parts 35 36 GENLOCK/SYNC OUT (synchronization) 35 USB terminal (A 171) terminal (A 94, 96) 36 MIC (microphone) terminal (A 101) TIME CODE terminal (A 95, 96) 37 Attachment sockets for the microphone holder MON. (monitor output) terminal (A 162, unit (A 32) 163) 38 INPUT 1 (right) and INPUT 2 (left) terminals (XLR)
Names of Parts 43 Microphone lock screw (A 100) 48 Built-in stereo microphone (A 101) 44 Microphone holder (A 100) 49 Front tally lamp (A 48) 45 Microphone cable clamp (A 100) 50 Remote sensor (A 44) 46 Lens barrier (A 47) 51 Infrared light (A 126) 47 Instant AF sensor (A 81) 52 START/STOP button (A 48, 123)
Names of Parts 53 MENU button (A 29) 63 Dioptric adjustment lever (A 33) 54 Joystick (A 29)/SET button (A 29) 64 Viewfinder unit 55 CANCEL button (A 29) 65 Battery compartment (A 24) 56 POWERED IS button (A 87)/ 66 START/STOP button (A 48, 123) Assignable button 3 (A 129) 67 UNLOCK (unlock the grip) switch (A 35)
Names of Parts 76 77 74 Accessory shoe 80 Strap mount (A 36) For attaching accessories such as the optional 81 BATTERY RELEASE lever (A 24) VL-10Li II Battery Video Light. 82 Front tally lamp (A 48) 83 – dials for CH1 (left) and CH2 (right) 75 Built-in speaker (A 149) 76 START/STOP lock lever (A 48) (A 105)
Names of Parts 87 Attachment sockets for the optional TA-100 Tripod 89 Tripod base for tripods with 1/4" screws (A 37) Adapter (A 37) 90 Air intake vent (A 54) 88 Tripod base screws (A 37) 91 Tripod socket (A 37)
Names of Parts Operation panels Operation panel Operation panel 1 Audio level switches for CH1 (left) and CH2 (right) 8 INDEX button (A 146)/ u (review recording) button (A 116) (A 105) 2 AUDIO IN (audio input) selection switches for CH1 9 HEADPHONE+ button (A 149)/ (left) and CH2 (right) (A 101, 103) Assignable button 11 (A 129)
Names of Parts WL-D6000 Wireless Controller 8 Ñ (stop) button (A 148) 1 Record enable button: When you use the START/ STOP button or ZOOM buttons, you must press 9 START/STOP button (A 48, 123) this button simultaneously with the desired button. 10 ZOOM buttons (A 78) 11 Í/Î/Ï/Ð...
Preparations Preparing the Power Supply You can power the camcorder using a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. If you connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder while a battery pack is attached, the camcorder will draw power from the power outlet.
Preparing the Power Supply • If there is a malfunction with the compact power adapter or battery pack, the charge indicator will go out and charging will stop. • For handling precautions regarding the battery pack, refer to Battery Pack (A 228).
Preparing the Power Supply Checking the Remaining Battery Charge With battery packs compatible with Intelligent System, you can check the estimated remaining usage time of the battery pack by looking at any recording/playback screen or the [Battery/Hour Meter] status screen (A 213). You can also check the approximate remaining battery charge on the battery pack itself.
Preparing the Power Supply Turning the Camcorder On and Off The camcorder has two operating modes: CAMERA ( ) mode for making recordings and MEDIA ( mode for playing back recordings. Select the operating mode using the Q switch. To turn on the camcorder Hold down the button on the Q switch and slide the switch to CAMERA for mode or MEDIA for...
Date, Time and Language Settings Date, Time and Language Settings Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using it. When the camcorder’s clock is not set, the [Date/Time] screen will appear automatically with the month selected. Operating modes: 1 Push the joystick up/down to change the month then move (Ð) to the next field.
Date, Time and Language Settings Displaying the Date and Time while Recording [£ OLED/VF Setup] You can display the date and time on the screen. [Custom Display 2] Operating modes: [Date/Time] 1 Press the MENU button. 2 Push the joystick up/down to select [£ OLED/VF Setup]. [Off] 3 Select [Custom Display 2] and then [Date/Time] in a similar fashion.
Using the Menus Using the Menus mode, many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menu for general settings, which opens after pressing the MENU button. You can also register frequently used menu settings in a customized submenu (My Menu) for easy access. In mode, press the MENU button to open the menu for general settings or press the joystick to open the clip menu for clip operations.
Using the Menus 5 Push the joystick right or press SET. • The orange selection frame will appear on a setting option. • Press the CANCEL button to return to the previous submenu. 6 Push the joystick up/down to select the desired setting option and then press SET. •...
Using the Menus Rearranging Menu Settings [¥ My Menu] 1 Open the My Menu [Move] screen. [¥ My Menu] > [Edit] > [Move] [Edit] 2 Push the joystick up/down to select the setting you want to move and then press SET. [Move] •...
Preparing the Camcorder Preparing the Camcorder This section outlines the basic preparations for the camcorder, such as attaching the microphone holder and lens hood and adjusting the OLED screen, viewfinder and grip. Attaching the Microphone Holder Unit Use the supplied screws to attach the microphone holder unit to the handle.
Preparing the Camcorder Attaching and Detaching the Eye Cup Attach the eye cup so that it covers the rubber portion of the viewfinder unit. • For left eye use, attach the eye cup so that the protruding portion faces the opposite side. Eye cup Viewfinder unit...
Preparing the Camcorder • If you are not interested in using the viewfinder while using the OLED screen, you can set [£ OLED/VF Setup] > [OLED/VF Simul.] to [Off] to conserve the camcorder’s power. Even when [OLED/VF Simul.] is set to [Off], closing the OLED panel will automatically activate the viewfinder.
Preparing the Camcorder Setting the Screen to Black & White [£ OLED/VF Setup] The viewfinder and OLED screen display in color by default but you can set them to black & white. Even when the screen is black & white, [OLED/VF B&W] onscreen text and icons will still be displayed in color.
Preparing the Camcorder Attaching the Shoulder Strap Pass the ends through the strap mounts and adjust the length of the strap. IMPORTANT • Be careful not to drop the camcorder when attaching or adjusting the shoulder strap. Removing and Attaching the Terminal Covers You can remove the plastic terminal covers of all the camcorder's terminals to access them more readily.
Preparing the Camcorder Using a Tripod 5.5 mm You can mount the camcorder on any tripod with a 1/4" mounting screw, no longer than 5.5 mm (0.2 in.). Using tripods with longer mounting screws may cause damage to the camcorder. Using a Tripod with 3/8"...
* The camcorder can record custom picture files and a camera settings file onto the SD card as well. The SD card serves also to store user memo files created with Canon XF Utility that you can then read and embed in the metadata of MXF clips (A 111).
Preparing Recording Media Inserting a CF Card You can insert a CF card into CF card slot A or slot B. If you have two CF cards, you can use both slots. 1 Slide down the CF card slot cover switch and open the CF card slot cover.
Preparing Recording Media Removing a CF card 1 Wait until the access indicator of the CF card slot with the CF card to be removed is off. 2 Slide down the CF card slot cover switch and open the CF card slot cover. 3 Push in the CF card release button to release the CF card.
Preparing Recording Media Initializing the Recording Media The first time you use any recording media with this camcorder, initialize it first. You can also initialize a recording media to permanently delete all the data it contains. When initializing an SD card, you can select quick initialization, which clears the file allocation table but does not physically erase the stored data, or complete initialization, which deletes all data completely.
Preparing Recording Media NOTES • If both CF card slots contain a CF card and you open the cover of the selected slot, the camcorder will automatically switch to the other slot. • You cannot use the SLOT SELECT button to switch between CF card slots while recording MXF clips.
Preparing Recording Media Checking the Available Recording Time on a Recording Media mode, the upper left of the screen will show the icon of the recording media that is in use and next to it the approximate remaining recording time in minutes*. When the movie format (A 55) is set to MXF or MXF+MP4, the CF card currently selected will be indicated by a Ð...
Remote Operation of the Camcorder Remote Operation of the Camcorder The camcorder can be operated remotely in a number of different ways with varying degrees of control. First, you can use the supplied wireless controller as described below. You can also connect an optional RC-V100 Remote Controller for maximum control of your recordings at a professional level.
Remote Operation of the Camcorder Using the Optional RC-V100 Remote Controller You can attach the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller to control the camcorder (including advanced recording functions) from a distance. In addition to turning the camcorder on and off and navigating the menus, while recording you can control various camera functions, such as aperture, shutter and zoom, and custom picture settings, like knee and sharpness.
Recording Recording Video This section explains the recording basics. Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Record an MXF clip for approximately 6 minutes at 50 Mbps and an MP4 clip for approximately 20 minutes at 35 Mbps (A 55).
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 168), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
Recording Video • You can use [w Other Functions] > [Review Recording] (A 116) to review part or all of the last clip recorded. • If you set an assignable button to [Add $ Mark] or [Add % Mark] (A 129), you can press the button to add an $ mark or % mark to the last MXF clip recorded.
Recording Video Remote Operation Using Browser Remote After completing the necessary preparations (A 182), you can start and stop recording from a connected device using the Browser Remote application. 1 Press [LIVE VIEW ON/OFF] to show the camcorder’s live view image on the Browser Remote screen. 2 Press [START/STOP] to begin recording.
Recording Video Onscreen Displays Refer to this section for an explanation of the various screen displays that appear in mode. You can use the custom display function ( 142) to turn off individual onscreen displays if they are not required. The menu item that controls each display is given in the following table (1: indicates a menu item under [Custom Display 1] and 2: indicates a menu item under [Custom Display 2]).
Recording Video Number Icon/Display Description Custom Display ±000 Focal length guide – Infrared <,= Infrared mode and status of the infrared light 1: [Infrared] b (in yellow/red), ` Temperature warning/Fan operation. 2: [Temperature/Fan] • When the camcorder’s internal temperature is high, b will appear in yellow.
Recording Video Number Icon/Display Description Custom Display 1s - 10m00s Interval recording counter 2: [Interval Counter] 00 Mbps Bit rate (Mbps) and resolution 2: [Bit Rate/ 0000x0000 Resolution] 00.00P, 00.00i Frame rate 2: [Frame Rate] • During slow & fast motion recording, the shooting frame rate is also displayed (00/00.00P).
Recording Video Power Save Mode Activate the power save mode to turn off the screen and reduce battery consumption. At the press of a button, the camcorder will immediately return to record pause mode. 1 Hold the POWER SAVE button pressed down for at least 1 second.
Video Configuration: Movie Format, Bit Rate, Resolution and Frame Rate Video Configuration: Movie Format, Bit Rate, Resolution and Frame Rate Before you record, select the movie format, bit rate, resolution (frame size) and frame rate that best match your creative needs. Operating modes: Selecting the Movie Format [w Other Functions]...
Video Configuration: Movie Format, Bit Rate, Resolution and Frame Rate Selecting the Frame Rate [w Other Functions] When [Bit Rate/Resolution] is set to [35 Mbps 1440x1080] (MXF clips) or [35 Mbps 1920x1080] or [17 Mbps 1280x720] (MP4 clips), the frame rate [MXF] is set automatically and cannot be changed.
Changing Main Camera Functions with the Joystick Changing Main Camera Functions with the Joystick You can adjust three main camera functions –shutter speed, white balance and gain– using only the joystick (direct setting mode). This section will explain the basic operation of the direct setting mode. For specific details about the functions please refer to the each function’s section: shutter speed (A 58), white balance (A 69), gain (A 62).
Shutter Speed Shutter Speed Set the shutter speed based on the recording conditions. For example, you may want to set slower shutter speeds in darker environments. The camcorder offers the following 6 modes. Operating modes: OFF: The camcorder uses a standard shutter speed based on the frame rate.
Shutter Speed Automatic Shutter Using the Joystick 1 Set the SHUTTER switch to ON. 2 Press SET and push the joystick left/right until the shutter speed mode icon is highlighted in orange. 3 Push the joystick up/down to select the icon and then press SET.
Shutter Speed Manual Shutter When the shutter speed mode is set to manual, you can select to adjust the shutter as a shutter speed, angle value, clear scan frequency or slow shutter speed according to your shooting needs. Changing the Shutter Speed Mode and Value 1 Set the SHUTTER switch to ON.
Shutter Speed Using Slow Shutter Mode When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter picture by using slow shutter mode. You can also use this mode when you wish to add certain effects to your recordings, such as blurring the background during panning shots or recording a moving subject with an afterimage trail.
Gain Gain Depending on the shooting conditions you may want to adjust the brightness of the image. You can do so by changing the gain value to adjust the sensitivity of the sensor. The camcorder offers 3 independently adjustable gain levels (L/M/H), for each of which you can select automatic gain (including the option to limit the maximum gain value) or manual gain control.
Gain Setting the Gain Limit (AGC Limit) For each gain position, you can activate the gain limit to prevent the camcorder from setting a level higher than a preset limit between 0 dB and 27 dB. When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (A 49) or infrared mode (A 126), [AGC Limit] will be set to [Off/27 dB].
Gain NOTES • When the gain and aperture are set to manual and the shutter speed mode is not set to [Automatic], the exposure bar will appear on the screen (A 67). • When high gain levels are set, the picture may flicker slightly. Additionally, uneven color, noise (white dots) and vertical stripes and other artifacts are more likely to appear.
Aperture Aperture You can affect the brightness of your recordings or change the depth of field by adjusting the aperture. For example, use a small aperture value for a shallow depth of field that isolates the subject in focus and nicely blurs the background.
Aperture Manual Aperture Using the Iris Ring 1 Set the IRIS (ND) switch to M. • will appear on the screen next to the aperture value. 2 Turn the iris ring to adjust the aperture. • The aperture value displayed on the screen will change in 1/4-stop increments.
Aperture ND Filter At default settings, the camcorder’s ND filter is activated automatically depending on the aperture value. The ND filter is first activated when you close down the aperture to F4.0 ([ND 1/2] will appear on the screen). As you close down the aperture further, the ND filter will change to [ND 1/4] and then to [ND 1/8] for aperture values above F4.4.
Aperture Light Metering Mode Select the light metering mode to match the recording conditions. Using the appropriate setting will ensure that the camcorder obtains the most suitable exposure level when either the aperture, shutter speed or gain is set automatically by the camcorder. 1 Open the [Light Metering] submenu.
White Balance White Balance The camcorder uses an electronic white balance process to calibrate the picture and ensure accurate colors under different lighting conditions. There are 4 methods of setting the white balance. Auto white balance (AWB): The camcorder automatically adjusts the white balance to the optimal level.
White Balance Auto White Balance (AWB) The camcorder constantly adjusts the white balance automatically to achieve an optimal level. The camcorder will adjust the white balance if the light source changes. Using the Joystick 1 Set the WHITE BAL. switch to the position you want to use for auto white balance (A, B or PRESET).
White Balance Preset White Balance/Color Temperature The camcorder features two preset white balance settings for recording outdoors (daylight) and indoors (incandescent light). These preset settings can be fine-tuned between -9 and +9. Alternatively, you can specify the desired color temperature between 2,000 K and 15,000 K in 100 K increments. Using the Joystick 1 Open the PRESET's [Mode] submenu to select the [~ Camera Setup]...
White Balance White balance fine-tuning Color temperature Custom White Balance You can store two custom white balance settings in the camcorder for recording under more difficult lighting conditions. Using the Joystick 1 Set the WHITE BAL. switch to A or B. 2 Press SET and push the joystick left/right until the white balance icon is highlighted in orange.
White Balance 4 Press [Å]. • If a custom white balance has not yet been stored, [Å] will flash slowly. • During the procedure, [Å] will flash quickly. When it stops flashing, the procedure is completed and the setting will be applied on the camcorder. NOTES •...
Zooming Zooming You can operate the zoom (optical zoom 20x) using the zoom rocker on the side grip or the one on the handle. You can also use the zoom ring on the lens or the zoom buttons on the supplied wireless controller. In addition to the optical zoom, you can use the digital zoom* to extend the zoom range to 120x, or digital tele- converter** function to increase the focal length by a factor of approximately 1.5, 3 or 6.
Zooming Using the Zoom Ring Zoom in and out on a subject by turning the zoom ring. The zoom speed depends on how fast you turn the zoom ring. NOTES • You can change the direction of the adjustment and the sensitivity of the response of the zoom ring using the [w Other Functions] >...
Zooming Setting the Zoom Speed [~ Camera Setup] Refer to the following table for approximate zoom speeds of the entire zoom range (end to end). [Zoom] 1 Open the zoom [Speed Level] submenu. [~ Camera Setup] > [Zoom] > [Speed Level] [Speed Level] 2 Select [Fast], [Normal] or [Slow] and then press SET.
Zooming Using the Handle Zoom Rocker Use the ZOOM SPEED switch and the settings in the [~ Camera Setup] > [Zoom] submenu to set the zoom speed. Move the zoom rocker toward to zoom out (wide-angle) and toward to zoom in (telephoto).
Zooming Remote Operation Using the Supplied Wireless Controller or an Optional Remote Controller The zoom speeds when using the supplied wireless controller, the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller or a commercially available remote control connected to the REMOTE terminal are different. When using the supplied wireless controller, you must press the record enable button and desired zoom button simultaneously to zoom.
Zooming Remote Operation Using Browser Remote After completing the necessary preparations (A 182), you can operate the zoom remotely from a connected device using the Browser Remote application. Press one of the [ZOOM] controls on the Browser Remote screen to zoom as necessary. •...
Using Optional Conversion Lenses Using Optional Conversion Lenses You can use the following optional conversion lenses with this camcorder. Before you attach a conversion lens, perform the procedure below to optimize the autofocus and minimum object distance for the particular accessory.
Adjusting the Focus Adjusting the Focus The camcorder offers 3 ways to focus. When you use manual focus, you can use focus assistance functions, such as peaking and magnification, to help you focus more accurately. Autofocus (AF): The camcorder continuously adjusts the focus automatically. When using autofocus, you can one of three levels of AF speed.
Adjusting the Focus Setting the Autofocus Mode You can select how fast the camcorder focuses using autofocus. 1 Open the AF mode’s [Speed] submenu. [~ Camera Setup] [~ Camera Setup] > [AF Mode] > [Speed] 2 Select the desired option and then press SET. [AF Mode] Options [Speed]...
Adjusting the Focus Manual Focus (MF) Using the Focus Ring 1 Set the FOCUS switch to M. • A appears on the left of the screen. 2 Turn the focus ring on the lens to adjust the focus. • Focusing speed will depend on how you operate the focus ring. NOTES •...
Adjusting the Focus - The correct subject distance will not be displayed when an optional conversion lens is attached. • If you operate the zoom after focusing, the focus on the subject may be lost. • If you focus manually and then leave the camcorder with the power turned on, the focus on the subject may be lost after a while.
Adjusting the Focus NOTES • Peaking/Magnification appears only on the camcorder screen. It will not appear on an external monitor connected to the camcorder and will not affect your recordings. • You can use the [£ OLED/VF Setup] > [Peaking] > [Peaking 1] and [Peaking 2] settings to set the color, gain and frequency of the two peaking levels independently of each other.
• When a subject’s face is detected, the camcorder adds an event mark to the frame (MXF clips only). You can then use Canon XF Utility to search for event marks in the MXF clip. • If you set an assignable button to [Face AF] (A 129), you can press the button to toggle between the face detection options.
Image Stabilizer Image Stabilizer Use the image stabilizer to compensate for camcorder shake in order to achieve steadier shots. There are 3 methods of image stabilization; select the method that best suits your needs. Dynamic IS Ä: Dynamic IS compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while walking, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle.
Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns Using onscreen markers allows you to make sure your subject is correctly framed and is within the appropriate safe area. The zebra patterns help you identify areas that are overexposed. The onscreen markers and zebra pattern will not affect your recordings.
Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns Grid Center marker NOTES • You can turn off all other onscreen displays, leaving only the onscreen markers (A 53). • If you set an assignable button to [Markers] (A 129), you can press the button to turn the onscreen markers on/off.
Setting the Time Code Setting the Time Code mode, the camcorder can generate a time code signal and embed it in MXF clips. You can have the camcorder output the time code signal from the 3G/HD-SDI terminal*, MON. terminal* or TIME CODE terminal* (A 96).
Setting the Time Code • To reset the time code to [00:00:00.00], select [Reset] instead. If the running mode is set to [Free Run], the time code will be reset the moment you press SET and keep running continuously from 00:00:00.00. 3 Push the joystick up/down to set the hours and then press SET to move to the minutes.
Setting the Time Code NOTES • The frames value of the time code runs from 0 to 23 (frame rate set to 23.98P) or from 0 to 29 (all other frame rates). However, when [¤ TC/UB Setup] > [Time Code] > [XF Legacy Sync] is set to [On], even when •...
Setting the User Bit Setting the User Bit The user bit display can be selected from the date or the time of [¤ TC/UB Setup] recording, or an identification code consisting of 8 characters in the hexadecimal system. There are sixteen possible characters: the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F.
Synchronizing with an External Device Synchronizing with an External Device Using Genlock synchronization, you can synchronize this camcorder’s video signal to that of an external video device. Similarly, using an external time code signal, you can synchronize this camcorder’s time code to the external signal.
Synchronizing with an External Device NOTES • When [¢ Video Setup] > [3G/HD-SDI] is set to [Direct], the camcorder will synchronize with a Genlock signal that has the same frequency as that used for recording. However, when in addition to that, the frame rate is set to 23.98P, you can synchronize instead to an external 29.97 Hz or 59.94 Hz signal by setting [¤...
Synchronizing with an External Device Reference Video Signal Output After changing the GENLOCK/SYNC OUT terminal’s function to [SYNC Output], you can output the camcorder’s video signal as a reference sync signal (HD tri-level signal) to synchronize an external device to this camcorder. The reference video signal output will have the same frequency as the signal output from the 3G/HD-SDI terminal.
Synchronizing with an External Device • The user bit of the time code signal is output while the camcorder is recording MXF clips in mode or during playback of MXF clips in mode. When the frame rate is set to 23.98P and [¤ TC/UB Setup] >...
Recording Audio Recording Audio The camcorder features 4-channel or 2-channel linear PCM audio recording and playback for MXF clips and 2-channel AAC audio recording and playback for MP4 clips. The sampling frequency is 48 kHz for all audio recording modes. You can record audio using commercially available microphones (INPUT 1/INPUT 2 terminal, MIC terminal), line input (INPUT 1/INPUT 2 terminal) or the built-in microphone.
Recording Audio 4-channel audio recording Menu settings AUDIO IN selection switches Recorded audio channels/audio sources MIC terminal [4-Channel used [CH2 Input] Input] Built-in Built-in microphone microphone INPUT 2 [INPUT 2] terminal (XLR) MIC terminal MIC terminal INPUT 1 INPUT 1 INPUT 2 terminal Built-in...
Recording Audio Selecting the Number of Recorded Audio Channels You can select how many audio channels (2 or 4) will be recorded with MXF clips. Since MP4 clips can only record 2 audio channels, when the movie format is set to MXF+MP4 using 4-channel audio recording, you can select which 2 audio channels will be recorded with the MP4 clip.
Recording Audio Microphone lock screw INPUT 1/INPUT 2 terminals MIC terminal Cable clamp Using the Built-in Microphone or MIC Terminal Set the AUDIO IN selection switch of the desired channel to INT.MIC/MIC. • If you connect a microphone to the MIC terminal while the AUDIO IN switch is set to INT.MIC/MIC, the camcorder will switch automatically from the built-in microphone to the external microphone.
Recording Audio Selecting the Microphone’s Low-Cut Filter [¡ Audio Setup] The setting is separate for the built-in microphone and for an external microphone connected to the MIC terminal. [Audio Input] 1 Open the [Int. Mic Low Cut] or [MIC Low Cut] submenu. [¡...
Recording Audio Using the INPUT 1/INPUT 2 Terminals Using the INPUT 1/INPUT 2 terminals, you can record audio independently to two audio channels from a microphone or analog audio input source. 1 Set the AUDIO IN selection switch for CH1 to INPUT 1 CH1/CH2 and the AUDIO IN selection switch for CH2 to INPUT 2.
Recording Audio Selecting the Microphone’s Sensitivity When the AUDIO IN selection switch is set to INPUT 1 or INPUT 2 and the corresponding INPUT 1/INPUT 2 switch is set to MIC or MIC+48V, you can select the microphone sensitivity of the external microphone. 1 Open the desired INPUT terminal’s sensitivity submenu.
Recording Audio Adjusting the Audio Level For CH1 and CH2, you can set the audio recording level to automatic or manual adjustment separately for each channel. However, when the AUDIO IN selection switches for CH1 and CH2 are both set to INT.MIC/MIC (built-in microphone or external microphone connected to the MIC terminal), the audio recording level settings for CH1 are applied also to CH2.
Recording Audio CH3/CH4: Audio Level Adjustment The audio level for CH3 and CH4 can only be adjusted when [¡ Audio [¡ Audio Setup] Setup] > [Audio Input] > [4-Channel Input] is set to [On] (4-channel audio recording). The audio recording level settings are common to both CH3 and CH4.
Colors Bars/Audio Reference Signal Colors Bars/Audio Reference Signal You can have the camcorder generate and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal and output , HDMI OUT terminal, AV OUT terminal and × (headphone) them from the 3G/HD-SDI terminal , MON.
Video Scopes Video Scopes The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor or vectorscope. It can also display an edge monitor* to help you focus. The video scopes appear only on the OLED screen. They do not appear in the viewfinder or on an external monitor.
Video Scopes Configuring the Vectorscope [w Other Functions] The camcorder’s vectorscope function offers 2 modes. You can also change the gain. [WFM (OLED)] Operating modes: [Vectorscope] 1 Open the vectorscope [Type] submenu. [Type] [w Other Functions] > [WFM (OLED)] > [Vectorscope] > [Type] 2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
Adding Marks to MXF Clips while Recording Adding Marks to MXF Clips while Recording When recording MXF clips, you can flag an important shot in a clip by adding a “shot mark” (!). There are two types of shot marks, shot mark 1 (") and shot mark 2 (#), and you can add either or both types to a single MXF clip.
Setting a User Memo Created with Canon XF Utility Before you can add a user memo, you must first install Canon XF Utility (A 168). Next, create the user memo and save it to an SD card. Once you insert the SD card in the camcorder and select the user memo, it will be added to MXF clips you record.
Browser Remote application. Using the Browser Remote application you have two additional advantages over user memos created with Canon XF Utility: you can change the user memo of the last clip recorded, even if you did not specify a user memo in advance; and you can enter manually the GPS information of your shooting location as long as the optional GP-E2 GPS receiver is not connected to the camcorder.
Using Metadata NOTES • The metadata sent to the camcorder from Browser Remote will be lost in the following cases. - If the camcorder was turned off. - If the [w Other Functions] > [MXF] > [Set Metadata] > [Setting] setting was changed. •...
For MXF clips, the GPS information is recorded as part of the clip's metadata and can be used to organize and search recordings using Canon XF Utility (A 168). mode, you can check whether a recording contains GPS information or not (A 145, 151).
Recording GPS Information (Geotagging) IMPORTANT • In certain countries/regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Be sure to use the GPS receiver in accordance with local laws and regulations of the country/region where the receiver is used. Be particularly careful when traveling outside of your home country.
Reviewing a Recording Reviewing a Recording When the camcorder is in mode, you can review the last clip that [w Other Functions] was recorded. Operating modes: Review Recording] 1 Open the [Review Recording] submenu to set the review length. [Entire Clip] [w Other Functions] >...
File Numbering File Numbering MP4 clips and photos are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0001 to 9999, and stored on the SD card in folders containing up to 500 recordings. Folders are numbered from 100 to 999 and the last 4 digits of the folder name indicate the date when the folder was created.
Special Recording Modes Special Recording Modes The camcorder features 4 special recording modes for recording MXF clips. Only pre-recording is available for recording MP4 clips. Interval recording: The camcorder will automatically record a pre-defined number of frames at a pre-defined interval.
Special Recording Modes • The front and rear tally lamps go out and [INT STBY] appears at the top of the screen (with [INT] flashing). NOTES • You can use only one special recording mode at a time. • The interval and the number of frames recorded cannot be changed while recording. •...
Special Recording Modes NOTES • You can use only one special recording mode at a time. • The number of frames recorded cannot be changed while recording. • Some frames at the point the recording was stopped may be recorded and added to the end of the clip. •...
Special Recording Modes Shooting frame rate Playback frame rate 3 Press the START/STOP button to begin recording. • The front and rear tally lamps illuminate. • [S&F STBY] changes to [ÜS&F REC] while recording. 4 Press the START/STOP button again to stop recording. •...
Special Recording Modes 4 Press the START/STOP button again to stop recording. • The camcorder records the clip, including approximately 3 seconds of video and audio recorded before the START/STOP button was pressed. • The tally lamps go out and [PRE REC STBY] appears at the top of the screen. NOTES •...
Simultaneous Recording of MXF and MP4 Clips Simultaneous Recording of MXF and MP4 Clips Setting the movie format to MXF+MP4, you can record simultaneously clips in MXF format and clips in MP4 format. When the movie format is set to MXF+MP4, start and stop recording the MXF clip with the START/STOP button, as usual.
Simultaneous Recording of MXF and MP4 Clips 1 Set the movie format to [MXF (CF)+MP4 ] (A 55). [w Other Functions] • At the top of the screen both [MP4] and [STBY] will appear. The time code running mode will change to [Free Run] and start advancing. [MP4] 2 Open the MP4 [Bit Rate/resolution] submenu.
Simultaneous Recording of MXF and MP4 Clips 6 Select [Stop] and then press SET. • The front and rear tally lamps will go out, [ÜMP4] will change back to [MP4] and the MP4 clip is recorded on the SD card. •...
Infrared Recording Infrared Recording Using the infrared mode, the camcorder becomes more sensitive to infrared light, allowing you to record in dark locations. You can use the camcorder’s own infrared light to keep shooting even in very dark conditions. Also, you can select whether the brighter areas of the picture appear in green or white.
Infrared Recording NOTES • When the camcorder is in infrared mode, the following adjustments are made automatically. - Gain, shutter speed and aperture are adjusted automatically and ND filters are not used. - AGC limit, light metering, AE shift, white balance and custom picture settings cannot be used. - The camcorder will switch from manual focus to autofocus so the focus point may change.
Using the Focal Length Guide Using the Focal Length Guide The focal length guide aids you when using two camcorders for 3D recording. The guide appears as a numerical value and has a range of 202 steps. You can set the guide to 0 at any point in the zoom range to help precisely calibrate both camcorders.
Customization Assignable Buttons The camcorder conveniently features 13* buttons to which you can assign various functions. By assigning often- used functions, you can quickly access them with a single press of a button. * In mode, only assignable buttons 1 to 4 and 11 to 13 are available. Operating modes: Changing the Assigned Function [w Other Functions]...
Assignable Buttons 4 Navigate the menus to find the menu setting you want to register and then press SET. • The selected menu setting will be assigned to the button marked with a ¥ to indicate that it is a user- selected setting.
Assignable Buttons Function name Description Activates the digital tele-converter in the following sequence: Ü [Tele-converter] – 1.5x Ü [Wide-End Angle] Toggles the angle of view at wide-angle end between [Normal] and [Wider]. – Ü [Gain Mode] Toggles the gain mode between [Automatic] and [Manual]. –...
You can save up to 9 different custom picture files on the camcorder and up to 20 custom picture files on an SD card. Custom picture files can be copied between the camcorder and SD card. Custom picture files created with this camcorder are compatible only with other XF200 / XF205 camcorders. Operating modes:...
Custom Picture Settings - Adjusting custom picture related settings using the remote controller will change the settings registered under the currently selected custom picture file. If you want to keep an important custom picture file, copy it in advance to the SD card or select in advance a custom picture file you do not mind changing. Editing a Custom Picture File’s Settings / Edit File] and then press SET.
Custom Picture Settings 3 Press the MENU button to exit the menu. Transferring Custom Picture Files You can transfer custom picture files between the camcorder and SD card. When the selected custom picture file is in the camcorder, use [Copy To ] or [Load From ] depending on the operation you wish to perform.
Custom Picture Settings 3 Select [OK] and then press SET. • The file on the SD card will be overwritten by the one on the camcorder. When the confirmation screen appears, press SET. 4 Press the MENU button to exit the menu. NOTES •...
Custom Picture Settings Gamma Normal 1 Cine 1 Normal 2/3/4 Cine 2 Normal 1 Normal 4 Wide DR Normal 3 Normal 1/2 Input Input [Black] Controls the black level and color cast of blacks. [Master Pedestal]: The master pedestal increases or decreases the black level. Higher settings will make dark areas brighter but decrease contrast.
Custom Picture Settings [Knee] Controls the upper part of the gamma curve (highlights of the image). By compressing the highlights, you can prevent parts of the image from being overexposed. When [Gamma] is set to [Cine 1], [Cine 2] or [Wide DR], this setting has no effect on the picture.
Custom Picture Settings [Knee Aperture]: Allows you to set the sharpness of only the areas above the knee point by adjusting the gain and slope. When [Gamma] is set to [Cine 1], [Cine 2] or [Wide DR], this setting has no effect on the picture.
Custom Picture Settings [Color Matrix] Color matrix affects the color tones throughout the whole image. [Select]: Available options are [Normal 1] to [Normal 4], [Cine 1] and [Cine 2] and [Wide DR]. Generally, this should be the same setting as [Gamma]. After selecting an option, you can make more precise adjustments.
Custom Picture Settings [Other Functions] [Setup Level]: Adjusts the black level set by the [Black] and [Master Pedestal] settings. This setting can be adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: ±0) [Over 100%]: This function determines how the camcorder handles video signals exceeding 100%. Available options are [Through] to do nothing, [Clip] to clip the signal at 100%, and [Press] that compresses a signal of up to 108% down to 100% levels.
Customizing Functions and Onscreen Displays Customizing Functions and Onscreen Displays Customize the camcorder to match your shooting style and needs. Use the [w Other Functions] > [Custom Function] settings to adjust how some of the camcorder’s controls and functions operate in mode.
Customizing Functions and Onscreen Displays Customizing Onscreen Displays [£ OLED/VF Setup] For details on which onscreen displays can be customized, refer to Onscreen Displays (A 51). [Custom Display 1] [Custom Display 2] 1 Open the [Custom Display 1] or [Custom Display 2] submenu. [£...
After you adjust custom picture settings and settings in the various menus, you can save those settings on an SD card. You can load those settings at a later date or on another XF205 or XF200 camcorder so that you can use that camcorder in that same exact way.
Playback Playback This section explains how to play back clips with the camcorder. For details on playing back clips using an Connecting to an External Monitor external monitor, refer to (A 162). For details on viewing photos on the SD Viewing Photos card, refer to (A 197).
Playback 1 $ mark/% mark (A 110, 152) 11 Special recording mode (A 118) 2 Orange selection frame 12 Time code of thumbnail 3 Relay recording (A 148, see the explanation for 13 Total recording time icon number 8) 14 Recording date and time 4 Shot mark (A 110, 157) 15 Embedded custom picture file...
Playback Playing Back Clips You can play back clips from the MXF clip index screen, [$ Mark] index screen, [% Mark] index screen and [MP4] index screen. Use the playback control buttons on the camcorder or use the joystick and joystick guide. You can also use the supplied wireless controller.
Playback 1 Remaining battery charge (A 51) 12 Clip number / Total number of clips 2 Joystick guide (A 148) 13 Movie format (A 55) 3 Shutter speed (A 58) 14 Bit rate and resolution (A 55) 4 Aperture value (A 65) 15 Frame rate (A 55)
Playback Available playback types Playback type Operation Buttons: Press the Ø or × button. Joystick: During playback, push the joystick up or down. Fast playback Wireless controller: Press the Ø or × button. Repeat to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x 60x the normal speed.
Clip Operations Clip Operations Besides playing back a clip, you can perform other operations such as deleting a clip or displaying an MXF clip’s clip information. This is done through the clip menu, which contains different functions depending on the index screen.
Clip Operations Using the Clip Menu 1 Select a clip and then press SET. • The clip menu appears. Available functions depend on the index screen and which functions are enabled. 2 Select the desired function and then press SET. •...
Clip Operations Displaying the User Memo From the [Clip Info] screen, push the joystick up to display the [Q] screen. In this screen you can check details about the embedded user memo. Push the joystick down to return to the [Clip Info] screen. Displaying Custom Picture Settings When displaying the [Clip Info] screen of a clip that has a custom picture file recorded with it, push the joystick down to display the first of three screens with the clip’s custom picture settings ([/ Data 1/3] screen).
Clip Operations Deleting $ Marks or % Marks Operating modes: Deleting an $ Mark or % Mark from a Clip 1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu. 2 Select [Delete $ Mark] or [Delete % Mark] and then press SET. •...
Clip Operations • If you selected [Select], use the joystick to move between the clips. Press SET to select a clip to copy and repeat as necessary (up to 100 clips). After selecting all the desired clips, press the MENU button. 3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
Clip Operations Deleting the User Memo and GPS Information Operating modes: 1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu. 2 Select [Delete User Memo] and then press SET. • The [Delete User Memo] screen appears and it prompts you to confirm the operation. 3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
Clip Operations • The time code under the thumbnail indicates the time code of the frame with the shot mark. • Press the INDEX button or CANCEL button to return to the MXF clip index screen. Time code of the frame with the shot mark NOTES...
Clip Operations Adding Shot Marks You can add shot marks (", # or both) to shots in an MXF clip you want to set apart. Later, you can display an index screen that shows only the clips with a " mark, only the clips with a # mark, or only clips with either shot mark.
Clip Operations Changing a Clip’s Thumbnail You can change the thumbnail that appears in the MXF clip index screen to one of the other frames that appear in the [Shot Mark] index screen or [Expand Clip] index screen. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Shot Mark] index screen or [Expand Clip] index screen.
External Connections Video Output Configuration The video signal output from the 3G/HD-SDI terminal*, MON. terminal*, HDMI OUT and AV OUT terminals depends on the clip’s video configuration, the capability of the external monitor (for video output from the HDMI OUT terminal) and on various menu settings. only.
Video Output Configuration HDMI OUT terminal and AV OUT terminal Recording video configuration HDMI OUT terminal output AV OUT [MON.] setting terminal output Bit rate Frame rate (SD output) [HD] [SD] [Off] 59.94P 1080/59.94P 1080/59.94P 59.94i 1920x1080 1080/59.94i or 29.97P 1080/59.94i 480/59.94P 23.98P...
Video Output Configuration HDMI OUT terminal and AV OUT terminal Video configuration of the clip HDMI OUT terminal output AV OUT terminal [MON.] setting output Movie format Bit rate Frame rate (SD output) [HD] [SD] [Off] 59.94i / 1080/59.94i or 1920x1080 29.97P / 1080/59.94i...
Connecting to an External Monitor Connecting to an External Monitor When you connect the camcorder to an external monitor for recording or playback, use the terminal on the camcorder that matches the one you wish to use on the monitor. Then, select the video signal output configuration (A 159).
Connecting to an External Monitor Using the 3G/HD-SDI Terminal [¢ Video Setup] The digital signal output from the 3G/HD-SDI terminal includes the video signal, audio signal (2 or 4 channels) and time code signal. If necessary, [3G/HD-SDI] perform the following procedure to activate the terminal and select the type of signal output.
Connecting to an External Monitor Using the HDMI OUT Terminal The HDMI OUT terminal also offers a digital connection and outputs both a video and audio signal (2 channels only). The output of the HDMI OUT terminal depends on the [¢ Video Setup] > [3G/HD-SDI], [MON.] and [HDMI] settings.
Connecting to an External Monitor SD Output [¢ Video Setup] When HD video with a 16:9 aspect ratio is converted and output from the MON. terminal*, HDMI OUT terminal or AV OUT terminal as SD video with [HD/SD Output] a 4:3 aspect ratio, you can choose how it appears on the external monitor.
Audio Output Audio Output The camcorder can output audio from the 3G/HD-SDI terminal*, MON. terminal*, HDMI OUT terminal, AV OUT terminal or × (headphone) terminal. When audio is output from the AV OUT terminal or × (headphone) terminal, you can configure settings such as the output channel. When audio is output from the AV OUT terminal, you can select the output level.
Audio Output Audio output Setting [CH3+4/CH3+4]* CH3+CH4 mixed CH3+CH4 mixed [CH1+3/CH2+4]* CH1+CH3 mixed CH2+CH4 mixed * Only available during the recording/playback of MXF clips with 4 audio channels. Synchronizing the Video with the Audio being Monitored [¡ Audio Setup] When audio is output from the AV OUT terminal or × (headphone) terminal, you can choose to synchronize the audio signal with the video [Audio Output] signal or have the camcorder output the audio in real time.
Saving Clips to a Computer The software used to save your clips on a computer depends on the movie format of the clips. Use Canon XF Utility to save MXF clips or one of the Canon XF plugins* to import MXF clips into a non-linear editing (NLE) software.
Uninstalling the Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access Instructions 1 From the Start menu, open All Programs > Canon Utilities > Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access > Uninstall Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access Instruction Manual.
Viewing the Plugin Instructions Windows: 1 From the Start menu, select All Programs > Canon Utilities > Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access > Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access Instruction Manual. 2 Select the desired language.
Saving Clips to a Computer Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Connect the camcorder to a computer using the optional IFC-400PCU USB cable. Use the appropriate software as described in the previous sections to save your recordings. Operating modes: 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 On the camcorder, hold down the button on the Q switch and slide the switch to MEDIA.
(Wi-Fi) networks. Canon cannot provide support regarding network configurations. IMPORTANT • Canon shall not be liable for any loss of data or damage resulting from incorrect network configuration or settings. Additionally, Canon shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the use of network functions.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network The camcorder is Wi-Fi certified and can connect to a Wi-Fi network using an external access point (wireless router) or can itself serve as a Wi-Fi access point. The camcorder can connect to wireless routers (access points) compliant with the 802.11a/b/g/n protocol and are Wi-Fi certified (bear the logo shown on the right).
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network 4 Within 2 minutes, press SET on the camcorder. • While [Connecting] appears on the screen, you can press SET or the CANCEL button to cancel the operation. • After the connection is correctly established, continue with the procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 178).
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network 3 Push the joystick up/down to select the desired access Current access point/Total number of active access points detected point and then press SET. • If the access point is encrypted (C), enter the encryption key (password) with the following procedure.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network Manual Setup If you prefer, you can enter manually the details of the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the procedure. 1 Open the [Set Up New] submenu. [w Other Functions] [w Other Functions] >...
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network 8 Continue with the procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 178). Configuring the IP Address Settings At this point you need to configure the TCP/IP settings for the camcorder to be able to connect to a wired or Wi-Fi network.
Connecting to a Wired (Ethernet) Network Connecting to a Wired (Ethernet) Network Connect the camcorder to a router or other device connected to a wired (Ethernet) network using a commercially available LAN cable. Use Category 5e, shielded twisted pair (STP) LAN cables compatible with Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T) with good shielding capability.
Selecting a Network Connection Selecting a Network Connection You can save up to 5 different network configuration profiles. You can select which one to use depending on where you plan to use the camcorder. If you just saved a new network configuration (A 178), that network configuration will already be automatically selected and this procedure is not required.
Changing Network Settings Changing Network Settings You can edit the settings of the currently selected network configuration profile even after the initial setup. Changing settings manually requires more advanced knowledge of Wi-Fi and network settings. Turn off any active network functions and wait until the network icons disappear from the screen before starting the procedure.
You can also create, edit and transfer a metadata profile** and check the recording media, remaining recording time, time code, etc. * For details about compatible devices, operating systems, Web browsers, etc., please visit your local Canon Web site. **MXF clips only.
Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device 1 Open the [Users Settings] submenu. [w Other Functions] > [Network Settings] > [Remote Settings] > [w Other Functions] [Users Settings] 2 To enter the [User Name] for the [Full Control User], select [Input] [Network Settings] and then press SET.
Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device On the connected network device 1 Start the Web browser on the network device. 2 Enter the camcorder’s URL. • Enter the IP address you checked previously into the Web browser’s address bar, adding the prefix “http://”.
Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device NOTES • Depending on the network used and the strength of the Wi-Fi signal (for Wi-Fi connections), you may notice delays in the refreshing of the live view image and other settings. •...
Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device The [Basic Control] Screen * [Full Control User] only. When using a smartphone or other device with a smaller screen, you can use the [Basic Control] screen that offers only the most important shooting controls (START/STOP, live view, zoom and assignable buttons) but will fit in the screen without scrolling.
Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device Activate] button (activate metadata control 6 Language selection from Browser Remote) 7 Recording operation 2 Metadata transfer mode selection buttons 8 Network connection indicator* 3 User memo fields 9 Key lock button (Browser Remote controls only) 4 GPS information fields 10 Approximate remaining battery charge* 5 Browser Remote screen selection tabs ([Full...
Real-Time Proxy Transfer Real-Time Proxy Transfer You can stream a proxy video file* of the image recorded on the camcorder to a connected iOS or Android device** in order to record it locally on the device. You can then send the video back to a studio or broadcast control unit for immediate reporting from the ground.
FTP File Transfer FTP File Transfer After connecting the camcorder to a network, you can transfer clips from the camcorder to another device connected to the network using the FTP protocol. In mode, you can transfer the last MP4 clip just recorded.
FTP File Transfer FTP Transfer Settings [w Other Functions] These settings determine the handling of files and folders on the FTP server. [Network Settings] 1 Open the [Create Folder by Date] submenu. [w Other Functions] > [Network Settings] > [FTP Transfer Settings] [FTP Transfer Settings] >...
FTP File Transfer 3 To activate the FTP transfer function, open the [Network [w Other Functions] Functions] submenu. [w Other Functions] > [Network Functions] [Network Functions] 4 Select [FTP Transfer] and then press SET. • will appear on the top of the screen, next to the connection type [Off] icon.
FTP File Transfer Transferring Multiple Clips or Photos [w Other Functions] 1 Connect the camcorder to the desired network (A 180). • With Camera Access Point connections, you need to actively [Clips] connect the Wi-Fi enabled device to the camcorder. [Photos] 2 Open the index screen that contains the clips or photos you want to transfer (A 146).
* Depending on the device, OS, browser and video quality, you may not be able to play back or save recordings. For details, visit your local Canon Web site. Operating modes: 1 Open the [MP4] or [Photos] index screen (A 145).
Photos Taking Photos You can take photos when the camcorder is in mode or you can capture a photo from a clip when the camcorder is in mode. Photos are saved onto the SD card. In mode, photo size is 1920x1080*. In mode, the photo size depends on the current video configuration.
Taking Photos IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the SD card access indicator is on or flashing. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not remove the SD card.
Photo Playback Photo Playback You can view the photos that you took with the camcorder. Operating modes: Displaying the [Photos] Index Screen Display the [Photos] index screen to view photos. 1 Hold down the button on the Q switch and slide the switch to MEDIA.
Deleting Photos Deleting Photos You can delete a photo you no longer need. Photos can be deleted one at a time from the photo playback screen or [Photos] index screen. Operating modes: Deleting a Photo from the Playback Screen 1 Display the photo to be deleted (A 197). 2 Press SET to open the photo menu.
Additional Information Menu Options For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (A 29). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu items without a reference page are explained after the tables. Setting options in boldface indicate default values.
24-frame signal and the Genlock signal* at a 23.98 Hz signal. The synchronization reference output signal has the same frequency as video output from 3G/HD-SDI terminal. Select this setting to synchronize the camcorder with a Canon HD Camcorder XF205 or with one of the camcorders/digital cinema cameras in the CINEMA EOS SYSTEM lineup.
Menu Options Menu item Submenus Setting options [Special Recording] When the movie format is set to MXF: [Interval Recording], [Frame Recording], [Pre-Recording], [Slow & Fast Motion], [Off] When the movie format is set to MP4: [Pre-Recording], [Off] [Interval Recording] [Interval] [1 sec] to [10 sec], [15 sec], [20 sec], [30 sec], [40 sec], [50 sec], [1 min] to [10 min]...
Menu Options Menu item Submenus Setting options [Network Functions] [FTP Transfer], [Browser Remote], [RT Proxy Transfer], [Off] [Playback via Browser] – [Network Settings] [Connection Settings] – 174, [Set Up New] [Select] [No.1] to [No.5] [Edit] [Settings], [Rename] [Remote Settings] [Camera Settings] –...
Menu Options [Reset]: Reset various camcorder settings. [All Settings]: Resets all the camcorder’s settings to default settings, except for the hour meter. [Camera Settings] ( mode only): Resets the white balance, iris, gain, shutter speed, [~ Camera Setup] settings and custom picture settings to default settings. [Assignable Buttons]: Resets the assignable buttons to default settings.
Displaying the Status Screens Displaying the Status Screens You can use the status screens to check the camcorder’s various recording- and playback-related settings. You can also output the status screens on an external monitor. Operating modes: 1 Set an assignable button to [Status] in advance (A 129). 2 Press the assignable button to open the status screens.
Displaying the Status Screens [Camera 1/2], [Camera 2/2] Status Screens mode only) 1 Gain values for each GAIN switch position 5 Autofocus for faces (Face AF) (A 85) (A 62) 6 Focus limit (A 86) 2 Gain limits for each GAIN switch position (A 63) 7 Zoom speed settings for the various zoom 3 White balance settings for each WHITE BAL.
Displaying the Status Screens [Audio] Status Screen mode mode 1 Number of audio channels for MXF clips (A 100) 3 Audio source input and audio level adjustment 2 MP4 audio channels during 4-channel audio mode for each audio channel (A 98) recording (A 100) 4 Headphone volume (A 149) [Media] Status Screen...
Displaying the Status Screens [Video] Status Screen 1 HDMI OUT terminal status 5 MP4 clip settings for MXF+MP4 simultaneous 2 3G/HD-SDI terminal* output settings (A 163) recording (A 123) 3 MON. terminal* output settings (A 163) 6 Superimposing onscreen displays (A 165) 4 Special recording mode (A 118) 7 SD output setting (A 165) only.
Displaying the Status Screens [Battery/Hour Meter] Status Screen 1 Remaining recording time 4 Total operation time (A 208) 2 Remaining recording time indicator 5 Operation time since using [Reset Hour Meter] 3 Battery life indicator (A 208) [/ Data 1/3] Status Screen mode only) 1 Custom picture file name (A 132) and protection 6 Knee settings (slope, point and saturation)
Displaying the Status Screens [/ Data 2/3] Status Screen mode only) 1 Sharpness settings (level, horizontal detail 4 Coring settings (level, offset, curve and depth) frequency, horizontal/vertical detail balance, and (A 137) limit) (A 137) 5 Noise reduction (A 138) 2 Sharpness settings (knee aperture gain and 6 Color matrix settings (select, gain and phase) slope, ingredient ratio) (A 137)
Displaying the Status Screens [Network Settings 1/10] Status Screen 1 Camcorder’s MAC address for Wi-Fi networks 2 Camcorder’s MAC address for wired networks [Network Settings 2/10], [Network Settings 3/10] Status Screens Connection settings of the current network connection (A 173) 1 Network configuration name (A 180) 4 Authentication and encryption method 2 Connection type...
Displaying the Status Screens [Network Settings 4/10], [Network Settings 5/10] Status Screens TCP/IP settings of the current network connection (A 178) 1 IP address assignment method 5 Primary DNS server (assignment method/IP 2 IP address address) 3 Subnet mask 6 Secondary DNS server (assignment method/IP 4 Default gateway address) [Network Settings 6/10], [Network Settings 7/10] Status Screens...
Displaying the Status Screens [Network Settings 8/10] through [Network Settings 10/10] Status Screens FTP server settings (A 189): 1 FTP server (host) name 5 Destination folder on the FTP server 2 User name 6 Passive mode 3 Password protection* 7 Create new folders by transfer date 4 Port number 8 Handling of same-named files * The password itself will not be displayed.
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Power source The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- There is not enough available space on the recording media. Delete some clips (A 154) to free some space or replace the recording media. - A system error has occurred. Turn off the camcorder and back on again. If this does not solve the problem, consult a Canon Service Center. The tally lamp flashes slowly. (1 flash per second) - The combined available space on both CF cards is low.
Troubleshooting Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly. - Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, use the [Other Functions] > [Reset] > [All Settings] function. This resets all the camcorder’s settings to default values except for the hour meter.
Troubleshooting The optional RC-V100 Remote Controller or other commercially available remote control does not work. - Make sure that [Other Functions] > [REMOTE Term.] is set to [RC-V100] when using the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller or [Standard] when using a commercially available remote control. - Turn off the camcorder, reconnect the RC-V100 or other remote control and then turn the camcorder back on again.
- Check that there are no IP address conflicts among the devices connected to the same network. - If multiple XF200 / XF205 camcorders are connected to a single access point, connection speeds may be reduced. - To reduce radio wave interference when there are multiple access points using IEEE 802.11b/g or IEEE 802.11n (in the 2.4 GHz band), leave a gap of four channels between each wireless access point.
Canon Service Center. • Corrupted file control information cannot be recovered. CF cards or MXF clips with corrupt file control information cannot be read by Canon XF Utility or the Canon XF plugins. Cannot record - The file control information is corrupted or there was an encoder error.
Management data is not supported and will be deleted - This message may appear if you insert into the camcorder a CF card that was initialized by another Canon professional camcorder. Check the contents of the CF card. Management file error Cannot record - Cannot record because the camcorder cannot write to the file control information.
Canon Service Center. • Corrupted file control information cannot be recovered. CF cards or clips with corrupt file control information cannot be read by Canon XF Utility or the Canon XF plugins. Shot Mark Error - Could not add a shot mark. If the message appears in mode, try adding the mark again.
Network is not working correctly - There’s a hardware problem with the camcorder’s network related circuitry. Try turning the camcorder off and the on again. If the problem persists, consult a Canon Service Center. No access points found - The camcorder searched for active Wi-Fi networks (access points) in the area but none were found. Make sure the access point is working correctly and try connecting again.
Troubleshooting Unable to connect - Could not connect to the access point or network device selected. - Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances. Unable to obtain an IP address - If you are not using a DHCP server, connect using the [Manual] option and enter the IP address using the [Manual] option (A 178).
If any of the above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the lens. Consult a Canon Service Center as soon as possible. • Be careful to avoid dust and dirt particles accumulating on the lens or entering the camcorder. When you finish using the camcorder, make sure to remove the lens hood and attach the lens cap to the camcorder.
Recording Media • We recommend backing up the recordings on the recording media onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
Handling Precautions • SD cards: SD cards have a physical switch to prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the accidental erasure of the card’s content. To write-protect the SD card, set the switch to the LOCK position. Disposal LOCK switch When you delete data on the recording media, only the file allocation table is altered...
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 240VAC, 50/60Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
Base Stereo Video Cable USB Cable For our customers in the USA: 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.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage 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 explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
505 min. TA-100 Tripod Adapter The TA-100 allows you to quickly mount/unmount the camcorder on/from a tripod. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Specifications Specifications XF200 / XF205 System • Recording System MXF Movies: Video compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP Audio compression: Linear PCM, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 or 4 channels File format: MXF MP4 Movies: Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio compression: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels...
Specifications • Image Sensor: 1/2.84-in. CMOS sensor, approx. 2,910,000 pixels (2136x1362) • OLED Screen: 3.5 in. organic LED display, equivalent to approx. 1,230,000 dots, 100% coverage • Viewfinder: 0.45 in. color LCD, equivalent to approx. 1,230,000 dots, 99.8% coverage • Lens f=3.67-73.4 mm, F/1.8-2.8, 20x optical zoom, 8-bladed circular aperture 35 mm equivalent: 28.8 –...
Specifications • Maximum Data Transfer Rates (theoretical values): 11 Mbps (IEEE802.11b), 54 Mbps (IEEE802.11a/g), 150 Mbps (IEEE802.11n) Available frequencies and channels The camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions operate in a predetermined range of frequencies and channels. Note that not all channels may be available for a direct Camera Access Point connection with Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Available for Camera Access Frequency Channels...
Specifications • LAN Terminal: Ethernet, 1000BASE-T • USB Terminal: mini-B receptacle, Hi-Speed USB, output only • REMOTE Terminal: ∅ 2.5 mm stereo mini-jack Power/Others • Power Supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN) • Power Consumption (recording MXF clips at 50 Mbps, using autofocus, viewfinder/OLED screen normal brightness, SDI output off) 8.2 W 8.4 W...
Specifications Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. The information in this manual is verified as of June 2014. Subject to change without notice.
Index 3G/HD-SDI terminal* ....162, 163 Clips Adding an $ mark/% mark ..110, 152 4-channel audio recording ... . .98, 100 Adding/Deleting shot marks .
FTP transfer ......189 Magnification ......84 Full auto mode .
Recording Time code synchronization* ... . 95, 96 Clips ......47 TIME CODE terminal* .
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 parts or supplies (other than those sold by Canon USA) that cause damage to the Equipment or that cause abnormally frequent service calls or service problems;...
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 parts or supplies (other than those sold by Canon Canada) that cause damage to the Equipment or that cause abnormally frequent service calls or service problems;...
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