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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

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  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

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  • Page 3 REGIONS OF USE LEGRIA HF R38, LEGRIA HF R37 and LEGRIA HF R36 are in compliance (as of January 2012) with the radio signal regulations of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where they can be used, make inquiries with the contacts listed on the back side of this instruction manual.
  • Page 4 • This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. • “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). • ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER...
  • Page 5: Exciting Features And New Functions

    Exciting Features and New Functions */)/( Story Creator (A 67) Wi-Fi Functions (A 147) Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi Transform your movies into functions by making your compelling video stories just by camcorder an active part of your recording video following simple Wi-Fi home network or by pre-scripted suggestions, conveniently accessing Wi-Fi...
  • Page 6: Image Stabilization

    Smart AUTO (A 45) Smart AUTO automatically selects the best scene mode for the scene you want to shoot. You get spectacular recordings every time without worrying about settings. Video Snapshot Face Detection (A 72) (A 99) Shoot or capture short scenes The camcorder automatically and arrange them into a video detects people’s faces and...
  • Page 7 Enjoying Your Recordings on Other Devices Eye-Fi Connect the camcorder Use an Eye-Fi card Upload your AVCHD to an HDTV (A 125) (A 144) to wirelessly movies* (A 139) or upload recordings to MP4 movies your computer or a video (A 146) to the Web.
  • Page 8 */)/( Enjoying Your Recordings Using the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Play video wirelessly directly from the memory on AVCHD- and DLNA-compatible HDTVs and other devices connected to the network (A 162). LAN cable Join a Wi-Fi Transfer your recordings network by first wirelessly from the connecting to an camcorder to a computer or...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    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 Using the Grip Belt Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Touch Screen Using the Menus...
  • Page 10 AUTO Mode Basic Recording Shooting Video and Taking Photos in AUTO Mode About the Smart AUTO function Intelligent IS Zooming Quick Start Video Basic Playback Playing Back Video 3D Flip View The [Index Selection] Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back Deleting Scenes and Stories Selecting the Playback Starting Point Onscreen Displays and Data Code...
  • Page 11 Touch & Track Faders Manual Exposure Adjustment Manual Focus Adjustment Tele Macro White Balance Self Timer Audio Recording Level Using Headphones Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie Dividing Scenes Photos Viewing Photos Deleting Photos Slideshow External Connections 121 Terminals on the Camcorder Connection Diagrams 125 Playback on a TV Screen...
  • Page 12 Wi-Fi Functions */)/( Introduction to Wi-Fi Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP Server Uploading Recordings to YouTube and Facebook Uploading Videos Using an iOS Device Wireless Playback on a DLNA-Compatible Device Additional Information 166 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Main Functions] Panel [Other Settings] Menus 181 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays...
  • Page 13: About This Manual

    About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF R38 / LEGRIA HF R37 / LEGRIA HF R36 / LEGRIA HF R306. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 186).
  • Page 14 indicates that a function is available in the Brackets [ ] are used to refer to operating mode indicated and indicates control buttons and menu options that the function is not available. The operating you will touch on the screen and to mode icons are divided into three groups: the other onscreen messages and first three icons represent the camera mode,...
  • Page 15: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: CA-110E Compact Power Adapter (incl. power cord) BP-709 Battery Pack IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable HTC-100/S HDMI Cable Quick Guide Wi-Fi Basic Setup Guide* Stylus Pen * */)/( only.
  • Page 16 (image mix frames). The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file). **CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online service that allows you to share mov- ies and photos, make photo albums, and more. This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
  • Page 17: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts 1 U (camera/play) button (A 32) Left side view 2 HOME button (A 26) 3 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button (A 72) 4 ACCESS indicator (A 43) 5 Memory card slot cover 6 AV OUT terminal (A 121, 123)/ ×...
  • Page 18 A h Speaker (A 55) Top view A j Zoom lever (A 49) A k LCD touch screen (A 23, 25) A l POWER button S q ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator: Green – On Orange – Standby (A 51) Red – Charging (A 19) S a Battery attachment unit (A 19) S s Serial number LCD panel...
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Preparations This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your camcorder. Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 20 ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator 5 Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off. • If the camcorder was on, the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will go out when you turn off the camcorder. After a moment, the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will turn on in red (battery pack charging).
  • Page 21 • To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not con- nect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc. NOTES • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C.
  • Page 22: Using The Grip Belt

    Using the Grip Belt Fasten the grip belt. Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the zoom lever with your index finger, and the Y button with your thumb. You can attach the supplied stylus pen to the grip belt. To remove the grip belt 1 Lift the padded handgrip’s flap and detach the strap from the Velcro pad.
  • Page 23: Opening The Lens Cover And Adjusting The Lcd Screen

    Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen Before you start recording, open the lens cover. Move the lens cover switch down to open the lens cover. Rotating the LCD Panel Open the LCD panel 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward. •...
  • Page 24 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.
  • Page 25: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Touch Screen The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have all the controls at your fingertips.
  • Page 26: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Many of the camcorder's functions can be adjusted from the [ Main Functions] panel and [ Other Settings] menus in the HOME menu. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 166). HOME Menu Operating modes: The HOME menu is the gateway to...
  • Page 27 • [ Camera Mode] - From the [ Camera Mode] menu, you will be able to change whether you record movies in mode (camcorder automatically takes care of many settings), mode (you can manu- ally change settings), or mode (using the cinema-look filters, you can make movies with a cinematic feel).
  • Page 28 mode Drag your finger up Touch to scroll up and down along the or down scroll bar to display the rest of the panel Touch the control button of the desired function You may need to drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar or touch [ ] and [ ] to find the control button of the desired function.
  • Page 29 [Other Settings] Menus Operating modes: * In mode, access to functions is limited. 1 Press to open the HOME menu. 2 Touch [ Other Settings] to open the [ Other Settings] menus. 3 Touch the tab of the desired menu. 4 Drag your finger up and down to bring the setting you want to change into the orange selection bar.
  • Page 30: Operating Modes

    Operating Modes Recording When recording, the camcorder's operating mode is determined by the Camera Mode] and [ Recording Standard] menus in the HOME menu. First, set the camera mode. 1 Press to open the HOME menu. 2 Touch [ Camera Mode] and then touch the desired camera mode.
  • Page 31 Recording Control Operation standard button Movies are recorded in AVCHD, which is designed for playback on HDTVs. Select this recording standard if you plan to show off your movies and you want to impress your audience with fantastic picture quality. Movies are recorded in AVCHD using Story Creator (A 67), which allows you to create compelling video é...
  • Page 32 Playback Press the camera/play button T to switch the camcorder between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can press T when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback mode. Playback mode Operation Playing back movies (A 53). Viewing photos (A 116).
  • Page 33: First Time Settings

    First Time Settings Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using it. The [Date/Time] screen will appear automatically when the cam- corder’s clock is not set. When the [Date/Time] screen appears, the year will be selected.
  • Page 34: Changing The Language

    Changing the Language The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one of 27 languages. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Select the desired language. [Language !] > > > Other Settings] > > Desired language [OK] NOTES •...
  • Page 35: Changing The Time Zone

    Changing the Time Zone Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is Paris. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen. > > Other Settings] [Time Zone/DST] 3 Touch ["] to set the home time zone, or [#] to set the time zone of your destination when you are traveling.
  • Page 36: Using A Memory Card

    As of December 2011, the movie recording function has been tested using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk. For the latest information on cards that can be used, visit your local Canon Web site. Memory card type: SD memory card,...
  • Page 37 SDXC Memory Cards You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using memory cards with other devices, such as digital recorders, computers and card readers, make sure that the external device is compatible with SDXC cards. The table below summarizes compatibility by com- puter operating system, as of December 2011.
  • Page 38: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Make sure to initialize (A 41) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder. 1 Turn off the camcorder. Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is off. 2 Open the memory card slot cover.
  • Page 39: Selecting The Memory (Built-In

    IMPORTANT • Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a mal- function of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory card as described in step 3. */)/( Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/ Memory Card) for the Recordings You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in mem-...
  • Page 40: Relay Recording

    */)/( Relay Recording You can activate the relay recording so if the built-in memory becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue uninterrupted on the memory card. Operating modes: 1 Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into the memory card slot.
  • Page 41: Initializing The Memory

    Initializing the Memory Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory (*/)/( only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains. */)/( At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre-initialized and contains music files for use as background music and images for use with the image mix function (image mix frames).
  • Page 42 IMPORTANT • Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost origi- nal recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important recordings in advance using an external device (A 126). • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and images you may have transferred to the card.
  • Page 43: Basic Recording

    AUTO Mode This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in mode, and how to use basic shooting functions like zoom and Quick Start. To enjoy full access to menus and more advanced functions, refer to Recording in Manual Mode (A 89).
  • Page 44 1 Press P to turn on the camcorder. • */)/( By default, movies and photos are recorded in the built-in memory. You can select the memory that will be used to record movies and photos (A 39). • Please read the IMPORTANT section (A 47) before using an Eye-Fi card.
  • Page 45: About The Smart Auto Function

    To take photos Touch [PHOTO]. • You can record photos simultaneously while recording a movie. • A green icon ( ) will appear momentarily on the screen and the ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is recorded. However, if you record a photo while recording a movie, the green icon will not appear.
  • Page 46: Smart Auto Icons

    Smart AUTO icons Background → Bright* Blue skies* Vivid colors* Sunsets (color of the icon) (gray) (light blue) (green/red) (orange) Subject ↓ People (stationary) — People (moving) — Subjects other than people, such as landscapes Close objects — Background → Dark (dark blue) (color of the icon)
  • Page 47: Intelligent Is

    - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 126), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • Recordings on an Eye-Fi card will be uploaded automatically after set- ting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network.
  • Page 48 • When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In such cases, you can adjust the LCD backlight with the q > [LCD Backlight] setting or adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the q >...
  • Page 49: Zooming

    Zooming There are two ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on the camcorder or using the zoom controls on the touch screen. You can also select the zoom type (optical, advanced or digital). Operating modes: Using the Zoom Lever Move the zoom lever toward T (wide angle) to zoom out.
  • Page 50 Selecting the Zoom Type The camcorder offers three types of zoom - optical, advanced and digital. Operating modes: * In mode, [Zoom Type] will be set to [ Optical]. > > [FUNC.] [Zoom Type] Desired zoom type Options Optical] For optical zoom, the camcorder uses the optical magnification ratio of the lens.
  • Page 51: Quick Start

    Quick Start When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder enters the standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD panel, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately 1 second*, allowing you to record the subject right away.
  • Page 52 • About standby mode and auto power off: - The camcorder will power off automatically if left in standby mode for 10 minutes. Press P to turn on the camcorder. - You can select the length of time until shut-off or turn off the Quick q>...
  • Page 53: Basic Playback

    Video This chapter covers functions related to movies, including play- back, advanced shooting, using Story Creator and other advanced functions. For details about basic video shooting, refer to AUTO Mode (A 43). Basic Playback Playing Back Video You can use the s >...
  • Page 54 3 Look for the scene you want to play back. Move the zoom lever toward T to show 15 scenes per page; move it toward S to show 6 scenes per page. ! Open the index selection screen. " Memory being read. # Recording date**.
  • Page 55 During playback: AVCHD movies MP4 movies ! Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump to the previous scene*. " Jump to the beginning of the next scene*. # Pause the playback. $ Fast playback** backward/forward. % Display the volume (A 55) and background music mix balance (A 82) controls.
  • Page 56 Adjusting the volume for MP4 movies 1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls. 2 Drag your finger across the volume bar to adjust the volume. During playback pause: ! Resume playback. " Slow playback* backward/forward. # Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 113)**. $ Decoration (A 73)**.
  • Page 57: D Flip View

    NOTES • Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in video or sound playback between scenes. • During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture. • The speed indicated on the screen is approximate. •...
  • Page 58: The [Index Selection] Screen: Selecting The Content To

    The [Index Selection] Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back From the [G Index Selection] screen you can select the content you want to play back (original scenes by date or by story, or photos, for example). */)/( You can also select the memory from which you want to play back your recordings.
  • Page 59 Options Movies] Scenes recorded in AVCHD organized by recording date. [ê Gallery] Scenes recorded in AVCHD organized by story (A 78). Movies] Scenes recorded in MP4. Photos] Photos’ index screen. [z SD Movies] (*/)/( only when a memory card is selected) Scenes that were converted to standard definition to upload them to the Web (A 139).
  • Page 60: Deleting Scenes And Stories

    Deleting Scenes and Stories You can delete those scenes and stories that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the mem- ory. Deleting a Single Scene Operating modes: 1 Play back the scene you wish to delete. When playing back a scene in the gallery, pause the scene you wish to delete and then continue to step 2.
  • Page 61 To select individual scenes 1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to delete. • A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon. • Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all >...
  • Page 62 Deleting Scenes from a Story by Rating Operating modes: 1 Open the information screen of the story that contains the scenes you want to delete. > > Gallery] Bring the desired story to the > front [Story Details] 2 Open the rating selection screen. >...
  • Page 63 Deleting Stories Operating modes: Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains. The two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot], cannot be deleted. 1 Open the gallery. > Gallery] 2 Select the story you want to delete. Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front. 3 Delete the story.
  • Page 64: Selecting The Playback Starting Point

    NOTES • To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you may prefer to initialize the memory (A 41). Selecting the Playback Starting Point If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the scene from a certain point.
  • Page 65 ! Touch twice to return to the index screen. " Previous/next scene. # Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5 frames. $ Scene’s recording mode and length. % Recording date and time. & Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous 5 frames.
  • Page 66: Onscreen Displays And Data Code

    Onscreen Displays and Data Code With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code. For AVCHD movies, the data code includes date/time of record- ing, information about the camera setup, etc. For MP4 movies, the data code is the date of recording. You can choose the information to be displayed.
  • Page 67: Video Stories And Cinema Style

    Video Stories and Cinema Style Using Story Creator to Create Compelling Stories Story Creator is a helpful function that offers suggestions for typical scenes in a number of situations. With Story Creator, creating interest- ing video stories is as easy as selecting one of the story themes, such as [Travel], [Party] or [Kids &...
  • Page 68 6 Touch [OK]. • A new story will be created and the camcorder will enter record pause mode. The selected story scene category will appear at the bottom of the screen. • If you touch [?], a screen showing the selected theme, story scene (category), shooting advice and the recommended shooting length will appear.
  • Page 69 To exit Story Creator mode 1 Press 2 Touch [ Recording Standard] and then select a different recording standard. NOTES • When recording video snapshot scenes, you can have the camcorder automatically link the length of video snapshot scenes to the recom- mended length of story scenes with the r >...
  • Page 70: Cinema Mode And Cinema-Look Filters

    Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters (cinema) mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several other picture-related settings to give your recordings a cine- matic look. In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cin- ema-look filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Set the camera mode to...
  • Page 71 Options ( Default value) The camcorder offers 7 cinema- look filters. Select the desired filter while previewing the effect on the screen. [1: Cinema Standard] [2: Vivid] [3: Cool] [4: Nostalgic] ! Filter number (will appear on [5: Sepia] the control button) [6: Old Movies] "...
  • Page 72: Video Snapshot

    Video Snapshot Record a series of short scenes. Then, play back your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite music (A 82) to create your own fun music video. You will be surprised how by changing the background music, you can give your scenes an entirely new feel. The default length of a video snapshot scene is 4 seconds but you can change it to 2 or 8 seconds, or to the length recommended for the selected story scene (category) in Story Creator, with the r...
  • Page 73: Decoration: Adding A Personal Touch

    Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch Add a new level of enjoyment to your scenes by decorating them. You can add animated graphics, stamps and even your own freehand drawings. The supplied stylus pen will be espe- cially useful for decorating scenes.
  • Page 74 ! Canvas - The area where you will draw and see your decorations in action. " Toolbar. # [Ó Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its color. You can also save a canvas or load a previously saved canvas.
  • Page 75 To use [Pens and Stamps] 1 Touch [Ó]. The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear. 2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools]. 3 Select white or black from [Colors]. Alternatively, you can touch [Ö] and select a color from the color palette.
  • Page 76 To use [Captions] 1 Touch [Ø]. The [Captions] screen will appear. 2 Touch [Date] or [Time]. When recording a scene using Story Creator, you can also select [Title] (the story’s title) or [Story Scene] (the story scene category). 3 Select the desired text settings and touch [K]. •...
  • Page 77 Decorating Scenes during Playback Operating modes: 1 From the [ Movies] index screen or gallery, play back the scene you want to decorate. 2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls. 3 Touch [Ò] to open the decoration screen. 4 Decorate the scene using the tools from the toolbar as explained in the previous section.
  • Page 78: Playing Back Stories From The Gallery

    Playing Back Stories from the Gallery You can play back recordings made using Story Creator to play them back as a single compelling video story following the order of the story’s script. Regular scenes and video snapshot scenes recorded without using Story Creator, will appear in the gallery under the [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot] stories.
  • Page 79 3 Select the rating of the scenes you want to play back. > > > [Story Details] [Select by Rating] Desired rating > 4 Touch the story’s thumbnail to start the playback. • The complete story will be played back from the first scene to the last.
  • Page 80: Rating Scenes

    Rating Scenes You can rate story scenes immediately after recording them or during playback. You can then select multiple scenes with the same rating, for example, in order to play back or copy only your favorite scenes. Rating Scenes Immediately After Recording Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Activate the scene rating function.
  • Page 81 2 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scenes you want to rate. > > Gallery] Bring the desired story to the > front [Scene List] 3 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to rate.
  • Page 82: Playback With Background Music

    Playback with Background Music You can play back movies (or a photo slideshow) using one of the sup- plied music tracks as background music. Operating modes: The supplied LEGRIA CD-ROM contains 3 music tracks you can use as background music. */)/(: The music files come pre- installed in the built-in memory.
  • Page 83 ! Select the desired music track. " Adjust the background music balance. # Play back the original sound (no background music). $ Delete the music track selected. % Listen to the music track selected. Touch again (Ñ) to stop the playback. 5 Adjust the mix balance between the original sound and the background music.
  • Page 84 IMPORTANT • If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations, remember that music under copyright may not be used without permis- sion from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under appli- cable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable laws when using music files.
  • Page 85: Copying And Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories

    Copying and Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories You can copy and move scenes in the gallery within the same story scene (category), between story scenes in the same story, and between stories recorded in the same memory. Operating modes: 1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to copy or move.
  • Page 86: Selecting A Story's Thumbnail Image

    Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image Initially, the image used as the story’s thumbnail is the first frame of the first scene in the story. You can set your favorite scene as the thumb- nail that will represent the story in the gallery. Operating modes: 1 Open the gallery.
  • Page 87: Changing A Story's Title

    Changing a Story’s Title When you first create a story, the current date will be used as the story’s title but you can change the title later on. The title can be up to 14 characters long (available characters are limited). The title of the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot] cannot be changed.
  • Page 88 ! Switch between letters and numbers/special characters. " Change the position of the cursor. # Delete the character to the cursor’s left (backspace). $ Caps Lock. When the numerical keyboard is displayed, [#%?] switches between set 1 and set 2 of special char- acters.
  • Page 89: Advanced Functions

    Advanced Functions Recording in Manual Mode When the camcorder is set to mode, you can enjoy full access to the menus and manually adjust the exposure, focus, white balance and many more of the camcorder’s settings to your preference. Even in this mode, though, the camcorder can help you with the settings.
  • Page 90 - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 126), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • Recordings on an Eye-Fi card will be uploaded automatically after set- ting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network.
  • Page 91: Selecting The Video Quality (Recording Mode

    NOTES • For MP4 movies, you cannot review the last movie recorded if, after you recorded the movie, you performed another operation such as opening a menu. Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) The camcorder offers 5 recording modes for recording AVCHD movies and 2 for MP4 movies.
  • Page 92 NOTES • Movies recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD discs. Use an external Blu-ray Disc recorder to copy MXP movies onto Blu-ray discs. */)/( Alternatively, you can use the supplied soft- ware VideoBrowser to create AVCHD discs*. •...
  • Page 93 Approximate recording times Default value AVCHD movies in MXP mode are recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. AVCHD movies recorded using other recording modes are recorded in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution. MP4 movies are recorded in 1,280 x 720 resolution. For AVCHD movies: Recording mode →...
  • Page 94: Selecting The Frame Rate

    Selecting the Frame Rate You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per second) to change the look of your movies. When recording MP4 mov- ies, the frame rate will be [ 25P]. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Select the frame rate.
  • Page 95 Operating modes: > > > ú [FUNC.] [Rec. Programs] SCN: Portait]* > Desired recording program * To set the Programmed AE recording program, select [’ Programmed AE] instead and then touch [X]. The rest of the procedure is not necessary. Options ( Default value) ú...
  • Page 96 Œ SCN: Low Light] To record in low-light situa- tions. [œ SCN: Spotlight] To record spotlit scenes. [Š SCN: Fireworks] To record fireworks. NOTES • [ú SCN: Portrait]/[û SCN: Sports]/[ý SCN: Snow]/[þ SCN: Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback. •...
  • Page 97: Advanced Image Stabilization

    Advanced Image Stabilization The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the cam- corder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image sta- bilization mode according to the shooting conditions. Operating modes: 1 Press 2 Select the IS mode. >...
  • Page 98: Pre-Recording

    NOTES • If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may not be able to fully compensate. • [ Dynamic] is available only when [Zoom Type] is set to Optical]. • For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from side to side or tilt it up and down, we recommend setting the IS mode to [ Dynamic] or [...
  • Page 99: Face Detection

    NOTES • The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing Y if the button was pressed within 3 seconds of having turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous recording. • Any of the following actions will deactivate the pre-recording function. - Leaving the camcorder without any operation for 5 minutes.
  • Page 100: Touch & Track

    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.
  • Page 101: Faders

    1 Make sure face detection is activated (A 99). Face detection is always activated in mode. 2 Point the camcorder at a moving subject and touch the subject on the touch screen. • A white double frame will appear around the subject and track it as it moves.
  • Page 102: Manual Exposure Adjustment

    To fade in/out Press Y in record pause mode (Û) to start recording with a fade in. Press Y while recording (Ü) to fade out and pause the recording. NOTES • When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade in or out.
  • Page 103 2 Touch a subject that appears inside the y frame. • The Touch AE mark (I) will flash and the exposure will be adjusted automatically so the area you touched will be correctly exposed. You have the option to further adjust the exposure manually as necessary.
  • Page 104: Manual Focus Adjustment

    Manual Focus Adjustment Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. • Reflective surfaces • Fast moving subjects • Subjects with low contrast • Through wet windows or without vertical lines • Night scenes Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK •...
  • Page 105: Tele Macro

    4 Touch [X] to lock the focus at the selected distance. During manual focus, [D] will appear on the screen. NOTES • During manual focus, you can touch inside the frame to activate the Touch AF function and autofocus on a subject. Tele Macro Using tele macro, the camcorder can focus at a shorter distance (up to 50 cm from the subject at full telephoto), allowing you get closer shots...
  • Page 106: White Balance

    NOTES • Any of the following actions will deactivate the tele macro function. - Turning off the camcorder. - Pressing T. - Setting the camcorder to mode. - Zooming out toward T (wide angle). - Changing the recording program to [Š SCN: Fireworks]. •...
  • Page 107 Options ( Default value) [Ã Automatic] The camcorder automatically sets the white bal- ance for natural looking colors. [¼ Daylight] To record outdoors. Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting. [Å Custom WB] Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
  • Page 108: Self Timer

    Self Timer Operating modes: * For movies only. 1 Press 2 Activate the self timer. > > > Other Settings] [Self Timer] [i On <] > • < will appear on the screen. • Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off the self timer. Movies: In record pause mode, press Y.
  • Page 109: Audio Recording Level

    Audio Recording Level You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone. You can display the audio level indicator while recording. Operating modes: Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording Level 1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen. ä...
  • Page 110: Using Headphones

    To display the audio level indicator Usually, the audio level indicator will be displayed only after activating the manual adjustment of the audio recording level. You can choose to display it also when the audio level is adjusted automatically. > >...
  • Page 111 4 Adjust the volume as necessary. > > [Volume] [Ô] or [Õ]* to adjust the volume * You can also drag your finger along the [Headphones] bar. • Ó will appear on the screen. To adjust the volume during playback mode, and in mode during slideshow playback, adjust the headphones volume the same way you adjust the speaker’s vol-...
  • Page 112: Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes And Photos From A

    Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie You can capture video snapshot scenes or photos from a previously recorded scene. For example, you may want to print photos from video recorded at a party or create a small video clip using video snapshot scenes from the highlights of an event.
  • Page 113 • When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second from the end of the scene, the video snapshot scene will be captured starting from the beginning of the following scene. • During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previ- ously recorded movie, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/ sound at the point where the playback switches to a new scene.
  • Page 114 Dividing Scenes You can divide scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest. Operating modes: 1 Play back the scene you want to divide. 2 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the scene.
  • Page 115 NOTES • When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval between frames is about 0.5 seconds. • If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the play- back, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene. •...
  • Page 116: Viewing Photos

    Photos Refer to this chapter for details on viewing photos and other photo-related operations. Viewing Photos Operating modes: 1 Press T. 2 Open the [ Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed. > Photos] 3 Look for the photo you want to play back. Move the zoom lever toward T to show 15 photos per page;...
  • Page 117 ! Open the [G Index Selection] screen (A 58). " Memory being read. # Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index page*. $ Display the next/previous index page. * While browsing through index pages, a larger scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds.
  • Page 118: Deleting Photos

    IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
  • Page 119 Deleting Photos from the Index Screen 1 Open the [ Photos] index screen. > Photos] 2 Delete the photos. > > > > [Edit] [Delete] Desired option* [Yes]** [OK] * When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individ- ual photos you want to delete before touching [Yes].
  • Page 120: Slideshow

    Slideshow You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music. Operating modes: 1 Open the [ Photos] index screen. > Photos] 2 Select the music track to use during the photo slideshow. Refer to steps 3 and 4 of Playback with Background Music (A 82). 3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view.
  • Page 121: Terminals On The Camcorder

    External Connections This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. */)/ ( You can also use the camcorder's convenient Wi-Fi func- tions (A 147). Terminals on the Camcorder Open the LCD panel to access the terminals on the camcorder. (cable connector shown upside-down) 1 AV OUT/×...
  • Page 122: Connection Diagrams

    Connection Diagrams In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an example of terminals on a connected device. Connection ! HDMI Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
  • Page 123: External Connections

    Connection " Composite Video Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder: > - s/ [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio >...
  • Page 124 Connection # Type: Digital data connection Output only Connect to a computer to save your recordings, to a compatible digital video recorder to copy your recordings, or to an external hard drive to easily save a perfect copy of an entire memory (*/)/( only).
  • Page 125: Playback On A Tv Screen

    Playback on a TV Screen Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family and friends. Playback on an HDTV using the HDMI OUT terminal will ensure the best playback quality. Operating modes: 1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV. 2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
  • Page 126: Saving And Sharing Your Recordings

    Saving and Sharing Your Recordings */)/( Copying Movies and Photos to a Memory Card You can copy your recordings from the built-in memory to a memory card. Scenes and photos will be copied from the index screen or from a story in the gallery in the built-in memory to the same index screen or story on the memory card.
  • Page 127 2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK]. Options [date] Copy all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the con- trol button. For AVCHD movies only. [Select] Select individual scenes to copy. [All Scenes] Copy all the scenes. Copying Scenes from a Story by Rating Operating modes: 1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
  • Page 128 3 Copy the photo. > > > [Edit] [Copy (&'*)] [¨ Proceed] [Yes] 4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or touch [X]. Copying Photos from the Index Screen Operating modes: 1 Open the [ Photos] index screen. Check that you have selected the &...
  • Page 129 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.
  • Page 130 Saving AVCHD Movies (Windows only) With the supplied software VideoBrowser (*/)/( only) or Transfer Utility (+ only), you can save to your computer the scenes you have recorded. Installation Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time.
  • Page 131 Saving MP4 Movies and Photos (Windows/Mac OS) With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX you can save MP4 movies and photos to your computer and easily organize them. The main system requirements are as follows. Memory Windows 7 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, 1 GB (for 32-bit) 1.66 GHz 2 GB (for 64-bit)
  • Page 132 ImageBrowser EX icon in the following location. > > Windows: From the Start Menu, All Programs Canon Utilities ImageBrowser EX Mac OS: In the Dock, on the Desktop. If you cannot find the icon, check your Internet connection and install the software again.
  • Page 133 IMPORTANT • When the camcorder is connected to a computer: - Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card. - Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or files directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data loss.
  • Page 134: Memory Save: Saving An Entire

    */)/( Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory onto an External Hard Drive You can easily save all the movies and photos you recorded onto a commercially available external hard drive connected directly to the camcorder*. You can also use the camcorder to play back your record- ings directly from the hard drive.
  • Page 135 Before disconnecting the external hard drive Before turning off or physically disconnecting the external hard drive, be sure to safely end the connection to the camcorder to avoid dam- age to your files. From the [External Hard Drive] screen: > [Safely Remove Hard Drive] [Yes] IMPORTANT...
  • Page 136 card), the folder name of memory save folders following the first one will end in a numerical suffix. • The [ Movies] index screen will appear. 5 Play back the movies, stories and photos as you would do any other memory. To switch to another memory save folder, touch [X] and then repeat step 4.
  • Page 137 • Observe the following precautions while the external hard drive's access indicator is on or flashing. - Do not disconnect the USB cable. - Do not disconnect the camcorder or the external hard drive. - Do not change the camcorder's operating mode. Initializing the External Hard Drive 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 138 Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder Operating modes: In High Definition Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHD- compatible digital video recorders using the supplied USB cable to make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder.
  • Page 139: Uploading Avchd Movies To The Web

    Connecting Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection " or ,. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 123). Recording 1 External recorder: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the recorder to record pause mode. 2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to mode.
  • Page 140 Installation Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. Refer to the Startup Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied PIXELA’s software. Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the [ Movies] Index Screen Operating modes:...
  • Page 141 7 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will appear. To select individual scenes (step 4) 1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to convert. • A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will appear next to the "...
  • Page 142 Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from a Story by Rating Operating modes: 1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front. > > Gallery] Desired story • Check that you have selected the & (built-in memory) tab. 2 Select the rating of the stories you want to convert.
  • Page 143 Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos Operating modes: 1 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable. Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams ( 124). 2 Select [All (for PC only)]. 3 VideoBrowser will start up automatically. Click the YouTube icon in the menu panel and follow the software's instructions to upload your SD movies to the Web.
  • Page 144 Uploading your Videos Using an Eye-Fi Card If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload movies 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.
  • Page 145 IMPORTANT Using an Eye-Fi Card • This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (includ- ing wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions.
  • Page 146: Uploading Mp4 Movies And Photos To The Web

    With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX, you can upload your MP4 movies to YouTube and photos to Facebook from your computer. Additionally, you can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to make photo albums and more. * This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
  • Page 147: Introduction To Wi-Fi

    */)/( Wi-Fi Functions This chapter contains information about how to operate the Wi-Fi functions of your camcorder, starting with the Wi-Fi net- work setup needed to add your camcorder to an existing Wi-Fi network. Introduction to Wi-Fi The camcorder's Wi-Fi functions allow you to send files wirelessly, which means that you will not need to fuss with cables.
  • Page 148 Wi-Fi connection Ad hoc mode Connect the camcorder to an iOS device (A 159). Use this connection type if you plan to upload videos to YouTube and Facebook on the go (A 158). iOS device Wi-Fi connection Infrastructure mode Connect the camcorder to an access point on a Wi-Fi network (A 149). Use this connection if you plan to play back videos on a DLNA-compatible TV (A 162) connected to the network using a LAN cable.
  • Page 149: Connecting To A Wi-Fi Network

    Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network Wirelessly connecting to a Wi-Fi network via an access point (wireless router) is commonly referred to as infrastructure mode. If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), setup will be easy and require minimal configuring. Refer to Wi-Fi Protected Setup below. If your wireless router does not support WPS or you wish to manually configure settings, refer to Manual Setup (A 151).
  • Page 150 Operating modes: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) To use WPS to make a connection using infra- structure mode, make sure your wireless router has the WPS logo. If your wireless router has a WPS button, setup will be easy and all automatic. Some wireless routers that support WPS do not have a dedicated but- ton but use a PIN code instead.
  • Page 151 4 Within 2 minutes, touch [OK] on the camcorder's screen. You can touch [Stop] and then [OK] to interrupt the Wi-Fi Protected Setup while it is in progress. 5 Touch [Automatic] to automatically obtain an IP address. • To assign the IP address manually, touch [Manual] and perform the procedure in To manually assign an IP address below.
  • Page 152 To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 88). POINTS TO CHECK • You may need to know in advance the encryption key and other set- tings of the wireless router. Refer to the wireless router's setup screen or ask the network administrator.
  • Page 153 5 Touch [Automatic] to automatically obtain an IP address. • To assign the IP address manually, touch [Manual] and perform the procedure in To manually assign an IP address (A 151). • A screen to test the settings will appear. 6 Select whether to test the settings.
  • Page 154: Transferring Files To A Computer Or Ftp Server

    Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP Server You can wirelessly transfer recordings directly to a computer running the supplied software Network Utility (Windows only) or an FTP server. First, set where the files will be transferred to (file transfer destination) and then transfer the files.
  • Page 155 File Transfer Destination Setup for Windows Computers 1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. 2 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press 3 Connect the camcorder to the Wi-Fi network. > > Wi-Fi] [Wi-Fi Setup] [Transfer Destination >...
  • Page 156 3 Enter the details of the FTP server. > Enter* the IP address for [FTP Server] and [21] for [Port] > > > > [OK] Enter the user name and password [OK] > Enter [/] for [Destination Folder] [OK] * An interface similar to the virtual keyboard for text fields (A 88) will appear except it will contain only the keys necessary for this step.
  • Page 157 IMPORTANT • Do not open the memory card slot cover during wireless transfer. • Observe the following precautions when transferring files. Failing to do so may interrupt the transfer and incomplete files may remain at the transfer destination. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camera mode.
  • Page 158: Uploading Recordings To Youtube And Facebook

    Uploading Recordings to YouTube and Facebook You can upload movies to YouTube and movies and photos to Face- book using the supplied software Network Utility running on a Win- dows computer. Computer Access point POINTS TO CHECK • If you have not done so already, complete the Wi-Fi network setup (A 149) and file transfer destination setup (A 154) in advance.
  • Page 159: Uploading Videos Using An Ios Device

    3 If you are uploading to YouTube, read the YouTube agreement carefully and touch [I Agree] if you agree. 4 Touch the desired connection point to connect the camcorder to the network and then touch [OK]. Once connected, or if only one connection point has been set up, the wireless upload will begin automatically.
  • Page 160 Operating modes: Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection (Ad hoc Mode) 1 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press 2 Set up a new connection point. > > > Wi-Fi] [Wi-Fi Setup] [Network Setup] > [Set Up New]* * To replace the current settings, touch [Edit] instead and then manually change the settings.
  • Page 161 A checkmark will appear next to the selected network. 6 iOS device: Use the Movie Uploader app to upload the camcorder’s movies. For details about the Movie Uploader app, visit http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/canon/e/movieuploader/ (English only) 7 Camcorder: When you have finished, touch [End] to end the Wi-Fi connection. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 162: Wireless Playback On A Dlna-Compatible Device

    NOTES • Depending on the wireless router's settings and capability, it can take some time to upload video files. • The procedure above may differ depending on the version of iOS you are using. Wireless Playback on a DLNA-Compatible Device If you have a DLNA-compatible player, such as an HDTV, on your home network, you can watch your recordings* wirelessly.
  • Page 163 2 Camcorder: Touch [ Wi-Fi] and then touch [DLNA Media Server]. • If the memory card slot cover is open, the option will not be available. Make sure the cover is closed properly. • If only one connection point has been set up, the wireless connection will be established.
  • Page 164 NOTES • Playback may not appear smooth depending on the wireless router's settings and capability. In such case, try the following. - Remove any objects between the camcorder and wireless access point that may interfere with the wireless signal. - Move the camcorder closer to the wireless access point. - Turn off the wireless functions of other wireless devices other than the DLNA-compatible device being used for playback.
  • Page 165 Glossary This is a glossary of some of the basic terms used frequently in this chapter. The documentation for your wireless router may also con- tain a glossary you can refer to. Access Point A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless devices, like your camcorder, to connect to a wired network (includ- ing to the Internet) using the Wi-Fi standard.
  • Page 166: Appendix: Menu Options Lists

    Additional Information This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen mes- sages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information. Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (A 26). For details about each function, see the reference page.
  • Page 167 AUTO n Control Button Setting options/Function [Zoom Type] Optical], [ Advanced], – Digital], ) [ Digital] [ä Mic. Level] [m] (automatic), [n] (manual) – [Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on or off [R Faders] [S Off], [T Fade Trigger: Once], – [U Fade Trigger: Always], [V Wipe: Once], [W Wipe: Always] [Ò...
  • Page 168 [Edit] Panel - Mode [zSD Movies] Playback Control Button Movies] Movies] Index Pause Index Screen Index Screen Screen */)/ <date>, [Select], – – [Select], [All Scenes] From the built-in [All Scenes] memory: [Copy (%)] */)/ <date>, – – – [Select], From the built-in [All Scenes] memory:...
  • Page 169 [Edit Story] from [Edit Scene] from Control Button the [Story the [Scene List] Playback Pause Details] screen screen */)/ <by scene rating> – – From the built-in memory: [Convert HD'SD (%)] [Delete] or [ <by scene rating> [This Scene] [This Scene] [Delete Story]* –...
  • Page 170: Other Settings] Menus

    Other Settings] Menus When the camcorder is in mode, you will not be able to access the p menu. p Camera Setup Menu item Setting options [i On <], [j Off] [Self Timer] [Zoom Speed] [Y Variable], [Z Speed 3], [[ Speed 2], [] Speed 1] [Focus Assistance]* [i On], [j Off]...
  • Page 171 [Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (A 104). • Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording. [Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
  • Page 172 Playback Setup Menu item Setting options [Select Music]* [j Off], [i On] When [i On] - list of music tracks, [Music Balance] [y] [Û] (Original sound/Background music) [Data Code] [j Off], [% Date], [& Time]*, – [' Date and Time]*, [( Camera Data]* [Slideshow [j Off], [k Dissolve], [l Slide Image] –...
  • Page 173 r Recording & Connections Setup Menu item Setting options */)/ [&] (built-in memory), – – [*] (memory card), [Rec Media for [Relay Recording]: [j Off], – – – Movies] [Recording Mode] [© High Quality 24 Mbps], – – – [¨ High Quality 17 Mbps], [¦...
  • Page 174 Menu item Setting options */)/ – – – – [External Hard Drive Info] Option not available in mode. Option available only for AVCHD movies. This is the only option available when an external hard drive is connected to the camcorder. [Rate Scenes (Recording)]: When set to [i On], the scene rating scene will appear after every scene you record.
  • Page 175 [File Numbering]: Select the file numbering method to be used on a new memory card. Photos and MP4 movies are automatically assigned con- secutive numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up to 100 files. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998. [m Reset]: File numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new memory card.
  • Page 176: System Setup

    q System Setup Menu item Setting options [Output Onscreen [i On], [j Off] – Displays] [Language !] ], [Dansk], [Deutsch], ], [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [ [Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [...
  • Page 177 Menu item Setting options [Power Saving Mode] [Auto Power Off]: – [j Off], [i On] [Quick Start (Standby)]: [Off], [10 min], [20 min], [30 min] */)/ [& Built-in Mem.]*, [* Mem. Card]* [Initialize &/*] **/)/( only. [Complete Initialization]: [Initialize *] Toggle on or off */)/ –...
  • Page 178 Menu item Setting options [Reset All] [No], [Yes] – [Eye-Fi [k Automatic], [j Off] – – Communication] Option not available in mode. Option available only after connecting an external hard drive to the camcorder. Option available only when using the optional BP-718 or BP-727 Battery Pack. Option available only after having inserted an Eye-Fi card into the memory card slot.
  • Page 179 [Custom Control Button]: On the lower right of the recording screen, a control button that is a shortcut to one of the functions in the [ Main Functions] panel is constantly displayed. By changing this setting, you can change the shortcut, which will allow you to access one of your frequently used functions quickly and conveniently.
  • Page 180 • 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 [j Off] and operate the camcorder directly.
  • Page 181: Appendix: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies (using Story Creator) 1 Control button [FUNC.]: Open the 8 Intelligent IS (A 47) Main Functions] panel (A 27) 9 Remaining battery level; also 2 Smart AUTO (A 45) remaining battery time when using an optional battery pack (A 185) 3 Face detection frame (A 99) A q Zoom (A 49)
  • Page 182 Recording Movies Manual mode Cinema mode A h Recording program (A 94) S h Remaining recording time * On the memory card A j Manual exposure (A 102) & In the built-in memory* A k Manual focus (A 104) Relay recording* (A 40) A l Face detection (A 99) * */)/( only.
  • Page 183 Playing Movies (during playback) AVCHD movies: MP4 movies: D k Eye-Fi wireless communication F a Data code (A 66, 172) (A 144) F s Volume and background music D l Scene number balance controls (A 55, 83) F q Playback control buttons (A 55) F d File number (A 175) F f Volume controls (A 56) Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 184 Viewing Photos F g Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit F j Control button [h]: Photo jump panel (A 169) (A 117) F h Current photo / Total number of F k Control button [Ð]: Slideshow photos (A 120) F l Control button [f]: Return to the Photos] index screen (A 116) Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals Additional Information...
  • Page 185 7 Memory operation Ü Record, Û Record pause, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, × Fast playback, Ø Fast reverse playback, Õ Slow playback, Ö Slow reverse playback, Ó Frame advance, Ô Frame reverse. 9 Remaining battery level; also remaining battery time when using an optional battery pack •...
  • Page 186: Trouble

    - 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 •...
  • Page 187 Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
  • Page 188: Additional Information

    - The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Cen- ter.
  • Page 189 When playing back scenes/slideshow with background music, the music track is not played back correctly. - This can occur when you transfer the music files to a memory card after repeatedly recording and deleting scenes (fragmented memory). Save your recordings (A 129) and initialize the memory card (A 41).
  • Page 190 - The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack. - Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Con- sult a Canon Service Center. ‹ appears on the screen - The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
  • Page 191 The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker. - Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume. - If the HTC-100/S HDMI Cable or optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it. r>...
  • Page 192 Connections with External Devices Video noise appears on the TV screen. - When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV. Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
  • Page 193 */)/( Wi-Fi Functions Refer also to the instruction manual of your wireless router and other devices you will use. Wireless playback on a DLNA-compatible device is not smooth. - Playback may not be smooth depending on the wireless router's settings and capability. - In the [Wi-Fi] menu, set [w] to [On] (A 163) to play back the movie in standard definition.
  • Page 194: List Of Messages

    Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack? - You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack.
  • Page 195 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 (A 129) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 41).
  • Page 196 - There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. */)/( Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory.
  • Page 197 Do not disconnect the power source. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use the computer to safely end the connection. - When the camcorder is in mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied USB cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while this message appears may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder.
  • Page 198: Not Enough Available Space

    Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCK switch on the memory card. - This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was acci- dentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card and later the posi- tion of the card's LOCK switch was changed to prevent erasure.
  • Page 199 */)/( Some scenes could not be converted - Some scenes selected for conversion to SD were recorded using another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer. These scenes were not converted. - Among the scenes selected for conversion to SD there are scenes recorded with another device using 24p frame rate and then transferred to a memory card connected to the com- puter.
  • Page 200: List Of Messages For Connecting To An External Hard Drive

    Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances. - Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and try to send the data again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 201 Cannot connect to FTP server - Make sure that the camcorder and FTP server have the same IP address configured. - This message will appear if the encryption key is incorrect when the encryption method is set to [Open]. The encryption key is case sensitive so make sure to enter it correctly. - The port number is usually 21 so make sure both the camcorder and FTP server are config- ured with this setting.
  • Page 202 Unable to access configuration files - Turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center. Unable to complete WPS. - Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and try again.
  • Page 203 Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances. - Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and per- form the Wi-Fi network setup again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 204: Do's And Don'ts

    (A 126) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your impor- tant recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss. • Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel.
  • Page 205 • Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The cam- corder is not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the lens.
  • Page 206 • We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
  • Page 207 • Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature. • Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to water. • Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a mem- ory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the mem- ory card or the camcorder.
  • Page 208: Maintenance/Others

    Maintenance/Others Cleaning Camcorder Body • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens • If the lens surface is dirty, autofocus may not work properly. •...
  • Page 209: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
  • Page 210: General Information

    General Information Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) Card reader/writer Computer External hard drive** TV/HDTV Digital video recorder SCART Adapter Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in the following pages. Stylus Pen* IFC-300PCU/S* or IFC-400PCU USB CA-110E Compact Power Adapter Cable BP-709 Battery Pack*...
  • Page 211: Optional Accessories

    Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any dam- age to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or...
  • Page 212 Charging, Recording and Playback Times The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack. Battery pack→ BP-709 BP-718 BP-727 Charging conditions↓ Using the camcorder 170 min. 310 min.
  • Page 213 Recording Recording Battery pack Recording mode Playback (maximum) (typical)* 185 min. 105 min. 270 min. 185 min. 105 min. 275 min. BP-727 195 min. 110 min. 280 min. 195 min. 110 min. 285 min. 195 min. 110 min. 285 min. Recording AVCHD movies using a memory card Recording Recording...
  • Page 214 A a SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
  • Page 215: Specifications

    Specifications LEGRIA HF R38 / LEGRIA HF R37 / LEGRIA HF R36 / LEGRIA HF R306 — Values given are approximate figures. System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio compression: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch) Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver.
  • Page 216 • Image Sensor 1/4.85-type CMOS, 3,280,000 pixels Effective pixels: 2,070,000 pixels (1920 x 1080) When advanced zoom is on: 2176 x 1224 (full wide angle) 1920 x 1080 (midway between full wide angle and full telephoto) 1360 x 765 (full telephoto) •...
  • Page 217 Wi-Fi (*/)/( only) • Standard: Complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocol • Frequency: 2.4 GHz • Supported channels: 1 - 13 • Encryption methods: WEP-64/WEP-128, TKIP/AES Power/Others • Power supply (rated) 3.6 V DC (battery pack), 5.3 V DC (compact power adapter) •...
  • Page 218 Minimum length: 1 second File type: WAV The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders. */)/( 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 About the image files for the Image Mix function Image files are saved in the memory under the following folders.
  • Page 219: Index

    Index ....57 3D Flip View ....28, 168 Edit panel .
  • Page 220 ....208 ..90 Maintenance Reviewing recordings ... . . 102 Manual exposure .
  • Page 221 ....106 ..... . 49 White balance Zoom .
  • Page 222 Canon UK Ltd CCI Service Centre, Unit 130 Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, United Kingdom Telephone 0844-369-0100 Canon Australia Pty Ltd Tel: 13-13-83 (within Australia only) (61) 02-9805-2555 www.canon.com.au Canon New Zealand Ltd Tel: 0800-222-666 (within New Zealand only) (64) 09-489-0300 www.canon.co.nz...

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