HD Camcorder, VIXIA HF R11 A / VIXIA HF R10 A / VIXIA HF R100 A 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.
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to disconnect the plug in case of an accident. CAUTION: • Danger of explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Use only the same type of batteries.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” or “product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HF R11 A / VIXIA HF R10 A / VIXIA HF R100 A and all its accessories. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions.
Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
Model Name: VIXIA HF R11 A / VIXIA HF R10 A / VIXIA HF R100 A Date of Purchase: Serial No.:...
3 seconds before you started shooting. “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). Video is recorded at this resolution only when the recording mode is set to FXP mode.
Smart AUTO Smart AUTO automatically selects the best settings for the scene you want to shoot. You get spectacular recordings every time without worrying about settings. Just point the camcorder and it will automatically select the best settings for your subject Video Snapshot Shoot or capture short scenes and arrange them into a video...
Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices AVCHD discs Photo DVDs Connect the camcorder to the optional DW-100 DVD Connect the camcorder Burner ( 113, 116) to an HDTV ( 110) AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and digital recorders with an SD Play video directly memory card slot from your recorded memory card...
Table of contents Introduction Exciting Features and New Functions About this Manual Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs Names of Parts Preparations Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack Preparing the Accessories Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen Basic Operation of the Camcorder Operating Modes...
Video Basic Recording Shooting Video Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) Zooming Quick Start Function Basic Playback Playing Back the Video Selecting what Recordings to Play Back Searching for Scenes Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen Deleting Scenes Advanced Functions Programmed AE and Special Scene Recording Programs Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to Your...
Photos Basic Recording Taking Photos Selecting Photo Size and Quality Basic Playback Viewing Photos Deleting Photos Magnifying Photos during Playback Additional Functions Slideshow Rotating Photos Histogram Display Capturing Photos from a Movie Protecting Photos Copying Photos to a Memory Card 100 Printing Photos Printing Photos (Direct Print) Print Orders...
Additional Information 130 Appendix: Menu Options Lists FUNC. Menu Setup Menus Onscreen Icons and Displays 147 Trouble? Troubleshooting List of Messages 163 Do’s and Don’ts Handling Precautions Maintenance/Others Using the Camcorder Abroad 169 General Information Accessories Optional Accessories Product Codes Specifications Index Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF R11 / VIXIA HF R10 / VIXIA HF R100. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting ( 147).
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) The camcorder offers 4 recording modes. Changing the recording mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select FXP or XP+ mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer recording times. The following table gives approximate recording times.
Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: CA-590 Compact Power Adapter* BP-2L5 Battery Pack IFC-300PCU USB Cable STV-250N Stereo Video Cable Yellow • Red • White plugs CTC-100/S Component Cable Red •...
The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder: • PIXELA Application - Disc 1 CD-ROM* and ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide - ImageMixer 3 SE Transfer Utilities - Software for saving and transferring movies and music files you can use as background music. •...
Names of Parts Left side view (camera/play) button ( Right side view VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button WEB button ( 124) button ( INDEX SEL. (index selection) button ( PLAYLIST button ( DISP. (on-screen display) button ACCESS indicator ( 40, 86) Strap mount ( Speaker ( Grip belt (...
Top view Zoom lever ( PHOTO button ( POWER button ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator: Green – On Orange – Standby ( Red – Charging ( LCD screen ( Joystick ( FUNC. button ( 31, 130) USB terminal ( 106, 109) HDMI OUT terminal ( 106, 107) LCD panel...
Bottom view Tripod socket ( 163) Memory card slot Battery compartment Battery release latch Battery compartment cover/Memory card slot cover Serial number The serial number label is located on the battery compartment cover. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals Introduction...
Preparations This chapter describes basic operations, such as navigating the menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your camcorder. Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator battery pack or directly using the com- pact power adapter.
3 Slide the battery compartment cover away from the lens and open it. 4 Remove the battery terminal cover from the battery pack. 5 Insert the battery pack all the way into the compartment and press gently until it clicks. 6 Close the cover and slide it toward the lens until you hear a click.
To remove the battery pack 1 Slide the battery compartment cover away from the lens and open it. 2 Press the battery release latch and pull out the battery pack. 3 Close the cover and slide it toward the lens until you hear a click.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need. • USA and Canada only: The Lithium ion/polymer battery that powers the product is recyclable. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.
To attach an optional wrist strap Pass the attaching end of the wrist strap through the rear bracket on the cam- corder, thread the wrist strap through the loop and fasten. You can also attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the grip belt to use both for extra convenience and protection.
NOTES • About the LCD screen: The screen is produced using extremely high-pre- cision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasion- ally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
Basic Operation of the Camcorder Operating Modes Recording The camcorder offers two basic modes for recording video and photos: Smart AUTO ( ) mode for beginners or if you just prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder settings, and flexible recording ( mode, which lets you change the camcorder’s settings to your prefer- ence.
• When shooting in mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain characteristics of the subject, background, lighting conditions, etc. It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure, color, image stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting the best settings for the scene you want to shoot. The Smart AUTO mode icon will change to one of the following icons.
NOTES • In mode, menus cannot be accessed but the following settings can be changed in advance. - Recording mode of movies - Size/quality of photos Your selection of recording media for movies/photos - Video snapshot length - Auto slow shutter - All settings under the setup menu’s tabs.
NOTES • When switching to a playback mode, the memory selected for playback will be the same currently used for recording. Joystick and Joystick Guide Use the joystick to operate the camcorder’s menus. Push the joystick up, down, left or right Press the joystick itself ( ) to save ) to select an item or...
Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menus that open FUNC. after pressing . In mode, menus cannot be accessed and, except in a few cases, most menu settings will return to their default values. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appen- dix Menu Options Lists (...
Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus FUNC. 1 Press 2 Select ( Menu] and press to open the setup menus. FUNC. You can also hold pressed down for more than 1 second to open directly the setup menus screen. 3 Select ( ) the tab of the desired menu.
First Time Settings Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using it. The [Date/Time] screen will appear automatically when the cam- corder’s clock is not set. When the [Date/Time] screen appears, the year will be selected.
Changing the Language The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one of 22 other languages. Operating modes: FUNC. Menu] [Language Desired language FUNC. NOTES • The displays that appear in some menu screens refer to the name of buttons on the camcorder and will not change, regardless of the language selected.
Using a Memory Card Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder You can use commercially available SDHC (SD high capacity) memory cards and SD memory cards with this camcorder. How- ever, depending on the memory card, you may not be able to record movies.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Make sure to initialize ( 38) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder. 1 Turn off the camcorder. Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is off. 2 Slide the memory card slot cover away from the lens and open it.
Selecting the Memory for the Recordings You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in mem- ory or on a memory card. The built-in memory is the default memory for recording both. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK Eye-Fi cards •...
FUNC. Menu] [Relay Recording FUNC. On]* * The approximate available recording time will now reflect the combined space in the built-in memory and memory card. NOTES • Any of the following actions will deactivate the relay recording function. - Turning off the camcorder - Opening the memory card slot cover - Changing the camcorder’s operating mode - Setting...
FUNC. Menu] [Initialize FUNC. Initialization method [Yes]* [OK] * Press to cancel the complete initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory can be used without any problem. Options [Quick Initialization] Clears the file allocation table but does not physically erase the stored data.
Video This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies, including recording, playback, advanced functions and playlist and scene operations. Basic Recording Shooting Video Operating modes: 1 Turn on the camcorder. By default, movies are recorded in the built-in memory. Alternatively, you can set the memory card as the recording media ( 37).
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly ( 111), especially after mak- ing important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or cor- ruption of data. NOTES • About the Power Save mode: If [Power Saving Mode] is set to...
• In mode, you can also set [Zoom Speed] to one of three constant speeds (3 is the fastest, 1 the slowest). • When [Zoom Speed] is set to [ Variable], the zoom speed will be faster in record pause mode than when actually recording, except when pre-recording ( 59) is activated.
• The camcorder will shut off if left in standby mode for 10 minutes, regardless of the [Power Saving Mode] setting. Press POWER turn on the camcorder. • You can select the length of time until shut-off or turn off the Quick Start function altogether with the [Quick Start] setting.
Basic Playback Playing Back the Video Operating modes: 1 Press • The original movies index screen will appear in most cases. • If a photo appears in single photo view, move the zoom lever toward W to open the photo index screen. Switch to the original movies index screen ( 47).
IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
Skipping scenes Open ( ) the joystick guide Select ( the middle row Push the joystick ( toward * to skip to the beginning of the current scene or to skip to the next scene. * Push the joystick/press the button twice to skip to the beginning of the previous scene.
Movies Photos 1 In the index screen, move ( ) the orange selection frame to the tabs on the top of the screen. 2 Select ( ) the tab corresponding to the recordings you want to play back. 3 Return ( ) to the index screen to select a scene or photo.
INDEX SEL. For scenes in the built-in memory: press For scenes on the memory card: press and then select INDEX SEL. [Playlist]. Press PLAYLIST To open the index screen for scenes converted into standard definition ( only) You can also open the index screen for scenes converted into standard definition for Web upload ( 125) or DVD authoring (...
• You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the memory card. • You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video snapshot scenes. 2 Open the calendar screen. FUNC. Scene Search] [Calendar Screen] •...
FUNC. Scene Search] [Date Selection] • The list of recordings displays all dates in which recordings were made. An orange selection frame appears on the day. • The thumbnail shows a still image from the first scene recorded on that day. Below it will appear the number of scenes recorded ( and the total recording time for the same day.
NOTES • You can press FUNC. to return to the normal index screen at any time. Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen You can select in advance a number of original movies or photos from the index screen in order to perform certain actions on them collec- tively, all at once.
Total number of scenes selected Selected scenes FUNC. 4 Press twice to close the menu. To cancel all the selections FUNC. Select] [Remove All Selections] [Yes] FUNC. [OK] NOTES • The pre-selection of scenes/photos will be canceled if you turn off the camcorder or change the operating mode.
This step is not necessary to delete all scenes or previously selected scenes. 3 Delete the scene(s). FUNC. Delete] Desired option [Yes]* [OK] FUNC. * If you selected any option other than [This Scene], you can press to inter- rupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes will be deleted neverthe- less.
Advanced Functions Programmed AE and Special Scene Recording Programs The recording program determines how much control you have over the camcorder’s recording-related settings. Select the [ Programmed AE] recording program to give you full control over functions like the white balance or image effects. Alternatively, give the camcorder more control by selecting a Special Scene recording program.
Sports] To record sports scenes such as tennis or golf. Snow] To record in bright ski resorts without the subject being underexposed. Beach] To record on a sunny beach without the subject being underexposed. Sunset] To record sunsets in vibrant colors. Night Scene] To record nightscapes with lower noise.
NOTES • [ Portrait]/[ Sports]/[ Snow]/[ Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback. • [ Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (T). • [ Snow]/[ Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places.
To change the frame rate FUNC. Menu] [Frame Rate] PF24] FUNC. Video Snapshot Record a series of short scenes. Play your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite music ( 74) to create your own fun music video. You will be surprised how by changing the background music, you can give your scenes an entirely new feel.
Pre-recording Function The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press START/STOP , ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportuni- ties. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording. Operating modes: 1 Open ( ) the joystick guide.
START/STOP For movies: Press The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown. The countdown appears on the screen. PHOTO For photos: Press , first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully. The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown. The countdown appears on the screen.
• The adjustment range and the length of the exposure adjustment indicator will vary depending on the initial brightness of the picture. • If you operate the zoom, the brightness of the image may change. 3 Adjust the ( ) the brightness of the image as required, then hide ( ) the joystick guide.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more easily. You can also turn off this function with the [Focus Assistance] setting. 4 Adjust ( ) the focus as required. • If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or fireworks, push the joystick ( ) toward and hold it pressed down...
To select the main subject If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will auto- matically select one person it determines is the main subject. The main subject is indicated by a white face detection frame and the camcorder will optimize the settings for that person.
FUNC. FUNC. Automatic] Desired option* FUNC. * When you select [ Custom WB], do not press and continue instead with the following procedure. To set the custom white balance 1 Point the camcorder at a white object so it fills the whole screen and press When the adjustment is completed, stops flashing and stays on.
Image Effects You can use the image effects to change the color saturation and con- trast to record movies and photos with special color effects. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording pro- grams.
Options ( Default value) Digital Effect Off] Select this setting when you do not intend to use the digital effects. Fade Trigger] Wipe] Select one of the faders to begin or end a scene with a fade from or to a black screen. Black &...
• Faders cannot be used when recording video snapshot scenes or when pre-recording is activated. On-Screen Displays and Data Code You can turn most on-screen displays on or off. Operating modes: DISP. Repeatedly press to turn the on-screen displays on/off in the following sequence: mode: •...
Audio Recording Level You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in or an external microphone. You can display the audio level indicator while recording. Operating modes: Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording Level 1 Open ( ) the joystick guide. Mic.
NOTES • When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB mark), the sound may be distorted. • If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, activate the microphone attenuator with the [Microphone Attenuator] setting. •...
mode, and in mode during slideshow playback, adjust the headphones volume the same way you adjust the speaker’s volume ( 45). IMPORTANT • When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appro- priate level. • Do not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/ terminal if the icon does not appear on the screen.
NOTES • When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder, [Wind Screen] will automatically be set to [ • If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, turn on the microphone attenuator with the [Microphone Attenuator] setting or adjust the audio recording level manually ( 68).
Current scene / Total number of scenes Scene length Recording date and time Interval between frames Timeline ruler Page slidebar Frame selected for start of playback 3 Select ( ) the playback starting point from the timeline ruler. 4 Press to begin the playback.
Current scene / Total number of scenes Scene length Recording date and time Frame selected for start of Segment ruler playback Page slidebar 3 Select ( ) the playback starting point from the segment ruler. 4 Press to begin the playback. You can select another scene and move between segment ruler pages in the same way as in the movie timeline screen ( 71).
Scene and Playlist Operations Playing Back Recordings Set to Background Music You can play back video snapshot scenes, scenes in the playlist and photo slideshows set to background music (instead of the original sound). You can use one of the supplied music tracks or connect an external audio player to use your favorite songs as background music.
• You can press to listen to the track selected. Press to stop the playback. • Select [Off] to play back scenes with their original sound or to play back slideshows without any music. 4 Back in the index screen, select ( ) the recording from which to start playback.
• You can press to open the index screen for video VIDEO SNAP snapshot scenes. 2 Activate the external audio input. FUNC. Menu] [Ext. Audio] 3 Connect the external player to the camcorder’s MIC terminal. 4 Adjust the audio input as necessary. •...
NOTES • You can also add to the playlist just the video snapshot scenes you want to watch and arrange their playback order. • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you may have transferred to the card. The music files that come pre- installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized only).
Dividing Scenes You can divide scenes (original scenes only) in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest. Operating modes: 1 Open the original movies index screen. You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the memory card ( 47).
- Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than 3 seconds). - Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE and were then written back to the memory. • Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the end of the scene.
• When the operation is completed [Scene(s) added to the playlist] will be displayed. • Scenes are added to the playlist on the same memory they are recorded on. • To open the playlist index screen from the original movies index screen: INDEX SEL.
FUNC. Delete] Desired option [Yes]* [OK] FUNC. * If you selected [All Scenes], you can press to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes will be deleted nevertheless. Options [All Scenes] Deletes all the scenes from the playlist. [This Scene] Deletes from the playlist only the scene marked with the orange selection frame.
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes from a Movie Capture a series of video snapshot scenes from a movie you have pre- viously recorded. Operating modes: 1 Play back the movie containing the scene you want to capture. START/STOP 2 Press at the point you want to capture. •...
Copying Scenes to a Memory Card You can copy original movies or the entire playlist only from the built-in Copying memory to the corresponding location on the memory card. See Photos to a Memory Card 97) for details on copying photos to the memory card.
Options [All Scenes] Copies all the scenes to the memory card. [All Scenes (this date)] Copies to the memory card all the scenes that were recorded on the same day as the selected scene. [This Scene] Copies to the memory card only the scene marked with the orange selection frame.
NOTES • If the memory card slot cover is open, or the LOCK switch on the mem- ory card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to copy movies to the memory card. • Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE and were then written back to the camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
Photos Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – taking photos and playing them back, capturing photos from video and printing photos. Basic Recording Taking Photos Operating modes: 1 Turn on the camcorder. • By default, photos are recorded in the built-in memory.
IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES • The actual number of photos that can be recorded will vary depending on the subject and shooting conditions. • The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the cam- corder to mode. • When printing photos, use the following guidelines as a reference for selecting the print size.
Basic Playback Viewing Photos Operating modes: 1 Press • The original movies index screen will appear in most cases. • If a photo appears in single photo view, move the zoom lever toward W to open the photo index screen. Proceed to step 3.
Photo Jump Function When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump 10 or 100 photos at a time. 1 Open ( ) the joystick guide. 2 Select ( ) the icon and press 3 Select ( Jump 10 photos] or [ Jump 100 photos].
FUNC. Delete] Delete] appears on the screen. 2 Select ( ) the photo you want to delete and press 3 Select ( ) [Yes] and press to delete the photo. 4 Repeat steps 2-3 to delete additional photos or press FUNC.
Magnifying Photos during Playback In single photo view, photos can be magnified up to 5 times. will appear for photos that cannot be enlarged. Operating modes: 1 Move the zoom lever toward T. • The photo is magnified by 2 times and a frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area.
Additional Functions Slideshow You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music 74). Operating modes: 1 Open the photo index screen. 2 Select the background music to use when playing back the photo slideshow ( 74).
To change the slideshow’s transition effects FUNC. Menu] Slideshow Transition FUNC. Desired option Options ( Default value) Off] Photos in the slideshow advance without any transition effect. Dissolve] The current photo fades out as the next photo fades in. Slide Image] Photos slide to the left when they advance.
Histogram Display In single photo view, you can display the histogram and the icons of all the functions used at the time of recording. Use the histogram as a ref- erence to verify the correct exposure of the photo. Operating modes: The area to the right of the histogram represents highlights and the left side represents shadows.
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture. PHOTO 3 Press fully. IMPORTANT • When capturing photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of Using an Eye-Fi card use.
Protecting Photos from the Index Screen 1 Open the photo index screen. You can select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory card. 2 Select ( ) the photo you want to protect. FUNC. Protect] Desired option [Yes] [OK] FUNC.
In the index screen, select the tab under the icon and move the zoom lever toward T to return to single photo view. 2 Open the photo selection screen. FUNC. Copy ( Copy ( )] appears on the screen. 3 Select ( ) the photo you want to copy and press 4 Select ( ) [Yes] and press...
Options [All Photos] Copies all the photos. [This Photo] Copies only the photo marked with the orange selec- tion frame. [Selected Photos] Copies all the photos selected in advance Pre-selecting Recordings (marked with a checkmark). Refer to from the Index Screen 52).
You can mark in advance the photos you want to print and set the desired number of copies as a print order ( 103). Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA printers marked with the PictBridge logo. Operating modes:...
- Removing all print orders NOTES • will appear for photos that cannot be printed. • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. • Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual. • If you have no intention to use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can set [USB Connection Type] to [ Computer/Printer]...
[x photos/sheet]: Printing multiple photos on the same sheet When using Canon printers you can print the same photo multiple times on the same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended number of copies depending on the [ Paper Size] setting.
If that option is not available, select [Stop] and press and then restart printing from the beginning. • Other printers or if the error still persists with a Canon printer: If printing does not resume automatically, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder.
POINTS TO CHECK • Only photos on the memory card can be set for print orders. Marking Single Photos with Print Orders 1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen. FUNC. Print Orders] appears on the screen. 2 Select ( ) the photo you want to mark with a print order.
Options [Individual Photos] Set print orders for individual photos. [Selected Photos (1 copy each)] Sets a print order of 1 copy of each of the photos selected in advance (marked with a checkmark). Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen Refer to 52).
External Connections This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. Terminals on the Camcorder USB Terminal Access: Open the left rear terminal cover. HDMI OUT Terminal* Access: Open the left rear terminal cover. The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines audio and video in a single convenient cable.
Connection Diagrams In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an example of terminals on a connected device. Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connection Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
Type: Analog Quality: High definition Output only Connection Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with component video input terminals. Change [AV/Headphones] to [ AV]. Blue CTC-100/S Component Cable Green (supplied) White STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals.
Type: Digital data connection Connect to a computer to save your recordings, to the optional Connection DW-100 DVD Burner to create DVD discs from them, or to a printer to print out photos. USB Cable (supplied) NOTES • To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files from the computer to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Playback on a TV Screen Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family and friends. Playback on an HDTV using one of the high-definition con- nections will ensure the best playback quality. Operating modes: 1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV. 2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Saving Recordings on a Computer Movies and photos recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory ( only) or on the memory card. Because space is limited, make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
Starting CameraWindow Refer to PHOTO Using the software 1 Power the camcorder with the compact power adapter. 2 Set the camcorder to mode, in single photo view. 3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable. Connection Diagrams •...
NOTES • Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual. • Users of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X: Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting the camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable, without having to install the supplied software Photo Application.
Preparations on the Camcorder When creating AVCHD discs, select which scenes to add to the disc. When you create an AVCHD disc from the playlist, all of the scenes in the playlist will be added to the disc. 1 Power the camcorder with the compact power adapter. 2 Open the index screen that contains the recordings you want to add to the disc.
• After the disc is recognized, an information screen will display the type of DVD you are creating and the estimated time and number of discs it will require (based on the disc you inserted). • If you inserted a DVD-RW disc that already contains data, [The disc already contains data.] will be displayed.
- AVCHD discs created using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner can be played back only with AVCHD-compatible DVD players or Blu-ray Disc players. Do not insert an AVCHD disc into a DVD player that is not compatible with AVCHD specifications as you may not be able to eject the disc.
Even without a computer, you can convert your video recordings into standard definition scenes and create DVDs using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner. Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the instruction manual of the DW-100. Operating modes: Converting Scenes into Standard Definition in the Camcorder Convert high-definition scenes in the built-in memory to standard defi- nition before creating a DVD disc.
Options [This scene] Converts the scene with the orange selection frame. [Selected Scenes] Converts all the scenes selected in advance Pre-Selecting Record- (marked with a checkmark). Refer to ings from the Index Screen 52). To select the bit rate Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the con- verted scenes.
• You can play back the converted scenes from the [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)] index screen on the memory card. Open the original movies index INDEX SEL. screen on the memory card, press and then select [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)]. Connecting to the Computer and Creating DVD Discs 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)] index screen on the memory card. • Open the original movies index screen on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. then select [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)]. 3 Choose whether to add to the disc all the scenes or only scenes that have not been previously added to a disc.
Creating Photo DVDs Using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can create Photo DVDs, which are standard DVDs that contain all your photos as JPG files as well as a slideshow* of all the photos with the selected background music ( 74).
Playing Back Discs Using the DW-100 DVD Burner You can use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner and the camcorder also to play back high-definition (AVCHD) discs. This is very convenient, for example to play back your discs even in a location where an AVCHD- compatible DVD player is not available.
• The camcorder’s menus cannot be accessed while the camcorder is connected to the DVD burner. • With the exception of fast playback at 60x speed, special playback modes ( 46) can be used also for disc playback. To play back standard-definition DVDs and Photo DVDs Standard-definition DVDs and Photo DVDs are created using DVD- Video specifications.
Recording 1 External device: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the device to record pause mode. 2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to mode. Verify that [AV/Headphones] is set to [ AV]. 3 Camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause the playback just before the desired scene.
Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to upload your vid- eos to the Web. Installation See ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide. Using the software See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file). Operating modes: Converting Scenes into Standard Definition in the Camcorder 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
• Press and then select [OK] to interrupt the operation while it is FUNC. in progress. 6 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will appear. Connect the camcorder to the computer at this point ( 107) to continue uploading the converted videos to the Web or select [End Without Connecting] to connect to the computer later.
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the scene’s total running time. Because conversion generally takes longer on a computer, we recommend using the camcorder to convert scenes. • You can play back the converted scenes from the [For Web (MPEG-2)] index screen on the memory card.
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload the mov- ies from the [For Web (MPEG-2)] index screen to your favorite video sharing Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied with your Eye-Fi card and completed all the required configuration setup in advance.
NOTES • Depending on the amount of data to be transferred or wireless signal conditions, uploading may take a long time. In addition, if wireless signal conditions worsen, uploading may be interrupted. • Wireless transfer will decrease the effective usage time of the battery pack.
Additional Information This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen mes- sages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information. Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus ( 31).
Menu item Setting options Recording mode High Quality 17 Mbps], – High Quality 12 Mbps], Standard Play 7 Mbps], Long Play 5 Mbps] Photo size/quality 1920x1080], [ 1600x1200], – 640x480] Super Fine], [ Fine], [ Normal] Setup Menus FUNC. Menu (Playback Modes) (movie playback), (playback of video snapshot scenes): - available only...
Menu item Setting options On], [ Off] [Relay Recording [Frame Rate] 60i (Standard)], [ PF30], [ PF24] – [x.v.Color] ], [ Off] – [Video Snapshot Length] [ 2 sec], [ 4 sec], [ 8 sec] – [Frame Rate]: Selects the frame rate to be used when recording. PF30]: 30 frames per second, progressive.
Menu item Setting options [Auto Backlight On], [ Off] – Correction] * For movies only. [Digital Zoom]: Determines the Optical zoom Digital zoom operation of the digital zoom. The color of the indicator indi- cates the zoom. • When activated, the cam- corder will switch automatically to digital zoom when you zoom White...
• When [Image Stabilizer] is set to [ Dynamic], if the background’s movement does not appear natural, select [ Standard] or [ Off]. [Flicker Reduction]: If the screen starts to flicker when recording movies under fluorescent lights, change the setting to reduce the effect. •...
[Onscreen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the cen- ter of the screen. Use the markers as a reference to make sure your sub- ject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally). • Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings. [Wind Screen]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind when recording outdoors.
Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used when recording the scene. [USB Connection Type]: Select the connection protocol to use when con- necting the camcorder to an external device using the supplied USB cable. DVD Burner]: To connect exclusively to the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.
[LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [ On], the LCD screen is dimmed. Doing so is ideal when using the camcorder in locations where the LCD’s DISP. illumination could become a nuisance to others. Hold pressed down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD’s normal brightness. •...
Menu item Setting options [Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card] [Initialize [Quick Initialization], [Initialize [Complete Initialization] [Photo Numbering] Reset], [ Continuous] – [Firmware] – – – – [Reset All] [No], [Yes] – [Eye-Fi Communication] Automatic], [ Off] Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an HDMI cable.
• Depending on the TV set, additional settings may be required on the TV itself to activate the HDMI-CEC function. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual. • Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed even when connecting the camcorder to compatible TV sets. If you cannot use the remote control of the TV, set [Control for HDMI] to Off] and operate the camcorder directly.
Language and Date/Time Setup Menu item Setting options [Language ], [Deutsch], [ [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Polski], [Português], ], [Türkçe], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ [Time Zone/DST] List of world time zones [Date/Time] –...
[Memory Info]/[Memory Card Info]: Displays a screen where you can ver- ify how much of the built-in memory or the memory card is currently in use total recording time and total number of photos) and how much space remains available for recording. •...
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies Remaining recording time Operating mode ( On the memory card Recording program ( 55, 57) In the built-in White balance ( memory Image effect ( Image stabilizer ( 133) Digital effect ( 24F progressive frame rate Recording mode ( 57, 146) Flicker reduction (...
Recording Photos Camcorder shake warning ( 133) Zoom ( 42), Face detection ( Exposure AF frame ( Photo quality/size ( Focus and exposure lock ( Self timer ( Number of available photos On the memory card In the built-in memory Playing Movies (During Playback) Data code ( Scene number...
Viewing Photos File size Histogram ( Manual exposure ( Current photo / Total number of Photo size ( photos Aperture value Photo number ( 139) Evaluative light metering* Protected photo mark ( Shutter speed Date and time of recording * The light metering mode cannot be changed. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals Additional Information...
Memory operation Record, Record pause, Playback, Playback pause, Fast playback, Fast reverse playback, Slow playback, Slow reverse playback Remaining battery time • The icon shows a rough estimate 100% of the remaining charge as a percentage of the full charge of the battery pack.
- please read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. CHECK THIS FIRST Power supply •...
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Cen- ter.
Cannot move scenes in the playlist. - The memory is full. Delete some recordings ( 53, 90) or initialize the memory ( 38) to free some space. Cannot delete a scene. - You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device. Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes rapidly ( one flash at 0.5-second intervals). - Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Con- sult a Canon Service Center. The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes ( two flashes at 1-second intervals) - The remaining charge of the battery pack is at least 50% of a full charge.
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly. - The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. - Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly. Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly. - Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time.
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [Photo Number- ing] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card. Cannot upload files using an Eye-Fi card. - Files cannot be uploaded when [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [Off] (when appears on the screen).
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the connection. - Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer. - The camcorder will not be recognized while all photos are being deleted or all print orders are being removed.
( 38). Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot convert - Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted cor- rectly.
Cannot play back - There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (...
Cannot record movies on this memory card - Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended mem- ory card ( 35). Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder - The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer.
Use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder. - To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, power the cam- corder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Memory card is write-protected - The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the posi- tion of the LOCK switch ( 165). Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCK switch on the memory card.
Some photos could not be deleted - Protected photos ( ) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection ( 96). Some scenes could not be added to the playlist - Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be added to the playlist. - The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes.
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and restore the connection after a short while. Total play time is too long - The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 min- utes.
- The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings. Ink absorber full - Select [Continue] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the printer) to replace the ink absorber. Ink error - The ink level cannot be detected correctly or the ink cartridge is out of ink.
- Close the printer cover securely. Printer error - A malfunction has occurred that may require repairs. (Canon PIXMA printers: the printer’s green power lamp and orange error lamp flash alternately.) - Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the power outlet and contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
111) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your impor- tant recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss. • Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel.
• When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, the playback of such scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experience such a reaction, immediately stop the playback and take a rest break as necessary.
• We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months. To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the camcorder off.
Maintenance/Others Cleaning Camcorder Body • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens and Instant AF Sensor • If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
General Information Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) AVCHD discs/ Photo DVDs PictBridge- compatible printers Card reader/writer Computer TV/HDTV VCR/DVD recorder Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in the following pages. SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap Memory card WS-20 Wrist Strap DTC-100 D Terminal Cable CA-590 Compact Power Adapter*...
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Recording and Playback Times Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approxi- mate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc.
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Specifications VIXIA HF R11 / VIXIA HF R10 / VIXIA HF R100 System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2 and with DPOF** Image compression: JPEG (Super Fine, Fine, Normal) * This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”).
Effective pixels (all figures are approximate values) Movies: 1,040,000 pixels (optical zoom, [Image Stabilizer] set to [Dynamic]) 1,560,000 pixels ([Image Stabilizer] set to [Off] or [Standard]) 16:9 photos: 1,560,000 pixels 4:3 photos: 1,730,000 pixels • LCD Screen: 2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 112,000 dots •...
Power/Others • Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter) • Power consumption: 2.8 W (SP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness) • Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) • Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt): 60 x 64 x 124 mm (2.4 x 2.5 x 4.9 in.) •...
Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels Minimum length: 1 second File extension: WAV The music data is saved in the memory under the following folder structure. In the built-in memory: CANON MY_MUSIC MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV On the memory card: CANON PRIVATE MY_MUSIC MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV...
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