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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB. DIE-0435-000 HD Camcorder Instruction Manual Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    • Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. • 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).
  • Page 3: Other Features

    Highlights of the LEGRIA HF G25 The Canon LEGRIA HF G25 HD Camcorder is a high-performance camcorder whose compact size makes it ideal in a variety of situations. The following are just some of the many functions featured in the camcorder.
  • Page 4 LCD screen and viewfinder The LCD screen and viewfinder both have 100% frame coverage, which will ensure that you can accurately check that your shots are framed how you want them. Touch AE By simply touching the screen, you can make dark areas in the picture appear brighter (A 60).
  • Page 5 Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and digital recorders with a card slot compatible with the type of Connect the camcorder to an memory card used* HDTV (A 119) Play video directly from your recorded memory card Eye-Fi Save or upload to Use an Eye-Fi card (A 136) the Web...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Introduction 9 Focus Adjustment 47 Manual Focus 47 About this Manual 9 Autofocus 48 Conventions Used in this Manual 9 Face Detection 49 Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs 11 Touch & Track 51 Names of Parts 13 Zooming 52 Using the Zoom Lever or Wireless 2 Preparations 19...
  • Page 7 6 Video Stories and Cinema Video Scopes 79 Displaying the Waveform Monitor during Style 99 [’ Programmed AE] Recording Using Story Creator to Create Video Program 79 Stories 99 Displaying the Waveform Monitor during Creating a New Story 99 [n Manual Exposure] Recording Recording a Scene within a Story 99 Program 79 Recording Additional Scenes within an...
  • Page 8 9 Saving/Sharing 10 Additional Information 138 Recordings 124 Appendix: Menu Options Lists 138 FUNC. Panel 138 Copying Recordings to a Memory Setup Menus 141 Card 124 Copying Scenes from the Date Index Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays 150 Screen 124 Troubleshooting 154 Copying Scenes from a Story by List of Messages 159...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    Introduction About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF G25. 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 154).
  • Page 10 About this Manual indicates that a function is available in the Brackets [ ] are used to refer to control operating mode indicated and indicates buttons and menu options you will that the function is not available. For a detailed touch on the screen and to other explanation refer to Operating Modes (A 27).
  • Page 11: Supplied Accessories And Cd-Roms

    Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-808 Battery Pack WL-D89 Wireless Controller (incl. power cord) (incl. CR2025 lithium button battery) Stylus Pen HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable STV-250N Stereo Video Cable IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable Lens hood with lens barrier...
  • Page 12 VideoBrowser you can transfer to a memory card connected to a computer music files that can be used as background music during playback. • Canon LEGRIA CD-ROM. Contains the following components. - Instruction Manual - The full-version instruction manual of the camcorder (this PDF file).
  • Page 13: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Names of Parts Left side view 1 RESET button (A 157) 7 Lens hood (A 21) 2 U (camera/play) button (A 27) 8 Lens barrier switch (A 37) 3 DISP. (onscreen display) button 9 Focus ring (A 47) (A 82)/BATT.
  • Page 14 Names of Parts Right side view 1 Built-in speaker (A 88) 4 USB terminal (A 116, 118) 2 REMOTE terminal 5 Grip belt (A 23) For connecting commercially 6 MIC terminal (A 76, 111) available remote controllers. 3 HDMI OUT terminal (A 116, 117) Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 15 Names of Parts Front view Back view 1 Instant AF sensor (A 48, 168) 7 Strap mount (A 23) 2 Remote sensor (A 24) 8 DC IN terminal (A 19) 3 AF/MF button (A 47)/ 9 LCD touch screen (A 22, 26) WEB button (A 133)/ 10 CUSTOM (customizable) button Assignable button 1 (A 85)
  • Page 16 Names of Parts Top view 1 Built-in stereo microphone 6 Eye cup (A 21) (A 70, 71) 7 POWER button 2 Zoom lever (A 52) 8 ON/OFF (CHG) indicator (A 19) 3 Mode switch (A 27) Green - ON 4 Mini advanced shoe (A 74, 75) Orange - Standby (A 44) 5 ACCESS indicator (A 37) Red - Charging (A 19)
  • Page 17 Names of Parts Bottom view 1 Serial number 2 Tripod socket (A 25) 3 BATTERY RELEASE switch (A 20) Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 18 Names of Parts Wireless Controller WL-D89 1 START/STOP button (A 37) 2 G (index selection) button (A 91) Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode. 3 MENU button (A 29, 141) 4 DISP. (onscreen display) button (A 82) 5 SET button Ñ...
  • Page 19: Preparations

    Charging the Battery Pack Preparations Preparations Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. For approximate charging times and recording/playback times with a fully charged battery pack, refer to Charging, Recording and Playback Times (A 171).
  • Page 20 Charging the Battery Pack To remove the battery pack 1 Slide d in the direction of the arrow and hold it pressed down. 2 Slide the battery pack and then pull it out. BATTERY RELEASE switch IMPORTANT • Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After pressing P to turn off the camcorder, important data is updated in the memory.
  • Page 21: Preparing The Camcorder

    Preparing the Camcorder Preparing the Camcorder This section covers the basic preparations for the camcorder such as attaching the lens hood, adjusting the grip belt and adjusting the viewfinder and LCD screen. When attaching the lens hood, grip belt and straps, be careful not to drop the camcorder. Attaching the Lens Hood Attach the lens hood to protect the lens and reduce the amount of stray light that may hit the lens.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Position And Brightness Of The Lcd Screen

    Preparing the Camcorder • If you wear glasses, you may find the viewfinder easier to use if you flip back the outer edge of the eye cup toward the camcorder body. NOTES • Make sure you keep the eye cup attached when using the camcorder. •...
  • Page 23: Grip Belt And Straps

    Preparing the Camcorder LCD Backlight When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. Turn on the LCD backlight to make it brighter. With the camcorder on, hold D pressed down for more than 2 seconds. •...
  • Page 24: Wireless Controller

    Preparing the Camcorder Attaching an optional shoulder strap Pass the ends of the shoulder strap through the strap mount on the grip belt and adjust the length of the strap. Wireless Controller First, insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless controller. 1 Press the tab in the direction of the arrow and pull out the battery holder.
  • Page 25: Using A Tripod

    Preparing the Camcorder Using a Tripod You can mount the camcorder on a tripod but do not use tripods with mounting screws longer than 6.5 mm as this may cause damage to the camcorder. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 26: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    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 27: Operating Modes

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Operating Modes Recording In recording mode, the camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the position of the mode switch. Operating mode Mode switch Operation Let the camcorder take care of all the settings while you concentrate on recording (A 38).
  • Page 28: Using The Menus

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Menus Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC. panel and the setup menus. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 138).
  • Page 29 Basic Operation of the Camcorder Setup Menus Operating modes: * In mode setup menus cannot be accessed and most menu settings will be reset to default values. mode only: Touch [FUNC.] 2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup menus. • You can also press M on the wireless controller. 3 Touch the tab of the desired menu.
  • Page 30: First Time Settings

    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 camcorder’s clock is not set. 1 Press P to turn on the camcorder.
  • Page 31: Changing The Time Zone

    First Time Settings Changing the Time Zone Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is Paris. In addition, the camcorder is able to retain the date and time of an additional location. This is convenient when you travel so that you can set the camcorder to match the time of your home location or that of your travel destination.
  • Page 32: Using A Memory Card

    As of December 2012, 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, / SDHC memory card, 0 SDXC memory card...
  • Page 33: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Make sure to initialize (A 35) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder. 1 Turn off the camcorder. • Make sure the indicator is off. ON/OFF (CHG) 2 Open the double memory card slot cover. 3 Insert the memory card straight, with the label facing the front of the camcorder, all the way into one of the memory card slots until it clicks.
  • Page 34: Relay Recording

    Using a Memory Card 1 Open the [Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos] • Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode. 2 Touch [&] (built-in memory), [6] (memory card 2) or [7] (memory card 3) and then touch [X].
  • Page 35: Double Slot Recording

    Using a Memory Card Double Slot Recording Double slot recording allows you to record the same scene simultaneously to both memory cards. This is a convenient way to make a backup copy of your recording while you record. Operating modes: 1 Insert memory cards into memory card slot 2 and memory card slot 3.
  • Page 36 Using a Memory Card IMPORTANT • Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost original recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important recordings in advance using an external device (A 124). • Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and images you may have transferred to the card.
  • Page 37: Recording

    Recording Movies and Photos Recording Recording Recording Movies and Photos 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 33). Please read the IMPORTANT section (A 42) before using an Eye-Fi card. POINTS TO CHECK •...
  • Page 38: Recording In Auto Mode

    Recording Movies and Photos Recording in AUTO Mode When you use mode to shoot video and take photos, the camcorder will automatically adjust various settings for you. Operating modes: 1 Set the mode switch to N. 2 Turn on the camcorder. To record video Press Y to begin recording.
  • Page 39 Recording Movies and Photos About AUTO mode • Only the following functions are available in mode. - Quick Start (A 44). - Zoom (A 52). - Audio scenes other than [„ Custom Setting] (A 68). - Video snapshot (A 80). - Smart AUTO (see below) - Intelligent IS (see below) - Face detection (A 49) to get beautiful shots of people every time, tracking the subject even...
  • Page 40 • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 124), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • If supported recordings were made on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot 3, wireless upload will start automatically after setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network.
  • Page 41 Recording Movies and Photos NOTES • About the power saving mode: If q > > [Power Saving Mode] [Auto Power Off] is set to [i On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes.
  • Page 42: Recording In N (Manual) Mode

    - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 124), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 43 Recording Movies and Photos • If supported recordings were made on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot 3, wireless upload will start automatically after setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of use.
  • Page 44: Quick Start Function

    Quick Start Function Quick Start Function When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder enters the standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD panel or pull out the viewfinder, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately 1 second*, allowing you to record the subject right away.
  • Page 45: Selecting The Video Quality (Recording Mode)

    Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. Changing the recording mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select MXP or FXP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer recording times.
  • Page 46: Selecting The Frame Rate

    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. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Frame Rate] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Frame Rate] 2 Touch the desired frame rate and then touch [X].
  • Page 47: Focus Adjustment

    Focus Adjustment Focus Adjustment You can adjust the focus manually and use the peaking function to assist you or you can let the camcorder focus for you by using autofocus. With autofocus, you can set the autofocus speed. The camcorder also features two more focusing functions, face detection and Touch & Track. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK •...
  • Page 48: Autofocus

    Focus Adjustment 5 After adjusting the focus, touch [ON] to return to the preset focus position. • Touch [SET] again to cancel the current preset focus position. • [ON] will be grayed out while adjusting the focus or zoom. • You can use the q >...
  • Page 49: Face Detection

    Focus Adjustment Options ( Default value) [= Instant AF] Sets the autofocus to Instant AF. The focus is adjusted at the highest speed. This mode is useful even when recording in very bright or low-light surroundings. This mode uses both the TTL system and external sensor for focusing.
  • Page 50 Focus Adjustment By default, face detection is activated. If the function was turned off, perform the following procedure to turn it on. 1 Open the [Face Detection & Tracking] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Face Detection & Tracking] 2 Touch [i On }] and then touch [X]. To select the main subject If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will automatically select one person it determines is the main subject.
  • Page 51: Touch & Track

    Focus Adjustment Touch & Track When recording a group of people using face detection, the camcorder will automatically detect one person as the main subject. You can use Touch & Track to tell the camcorder to track and optimize settings for a different person. You can also use Touch & Track to always keep in focus other moving subjects, such as pets or moving vehicles.
  • Page 52: Zooming

    Zooming Zooming Operating modes: There are three ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on the camcorder, using the zoom buttons on the wireless controller or using the zoom controls on the touch screen. In addition to the 10x optical zoom, in mode, you can turn on the digital zoom* (40x or 200x) with the p >...
  • Page 53: Using The Touch Screen's Zoom Controls

    Zooming Approximate zoom speeds* (zoom lever) [Zoom Lever [Zoom Speed Level] setting Selected Zoom Speed] constant speed [] Slow] [[ Normal] [Z Fast] setting [Y] (variable) – 4 sec. to 4 min. 45 sec. 3 sec. to 3 min. 2 sec.** to 1 min. [X] (constant) 1 (slowest) 4 min.
  • Page 54: Soft Zoom Control

    Zooming Soft Zoom Control Soft zoom control allows you to start and/or stop the zoom gradually. 1 Open the [Soft Zoom Control] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Soft Zoom Control] 2 Touch the desired option and then touch [ Options ( Default value) Off]...
  • Page 55: Advanced Image Stabilization

    Advanced Image Stabilization Advanced Image Stabilization The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image stabilization mode according to the shooting conditions. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Image Stabilizer] screen. >...
  • Page 56: Automatic Gain Control (Agc) Limit

    Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a brighter picture. However, using higher gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can select the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain value to be used.
  • Page 57: Automatic Exposure Recording Programs

    Automatic Exposure Recording Programs Automatic Exposure Recording Programs With the automatic exposure (AE) recording programs, the camcorder will adjust the shutter speed and/or aperture value to obtain the optimal exposure. When using the AE recording programs, you can change functions like the white balance and image effects. Operating modes: 1 Open the screen of the desired recording program.
  • Page 58 Automatic Exposure Recording Programs • When setting a numeric value (aperture or shutter speed), the number displayed will flash if the aperture value or shutter speed is not appropriate for the recording conditions. In such case, select a different value. •...
  • Page 59: Exposure Adjustment

    Exposure Adjustment Exposure Adjustment At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). In such cases, adjusting the exposure will correct this. This camcorder features a dedicated recording program, [n Manual Exposure], for adjusting the exposure manually.
  • Page 60: Exposure Compensation

    Exposure Adjustment 1 From the exposure adjustment screen, touch [w] to select the zebra level. 2 Touch [70%] or [100%] and then touch [K]. 3 Touch [z] or [{] and then touch [X]. • The zebra pattern will appear on the overexposed areas of the picture. •...
  • Page 61 Exposure Adjustment To adjust the Touch AE function for highlights (Highlight AE) Certain subjects, like clouds or white objects, are easily overexposed and can end up appearing as bright areas where all detail is lost. Using the [Highlights] setting, you can touch the brightest area inside the y frame and the camcorder will automatically make corrections so that area is not overexposed.
  • Page 62: White Balance

    White Balance White Balance The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs. 1 Open the white balance screen. >...
  • Page 63 White Balance • Using a custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases: - Changing lighting conditions - Close-ups - Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest) - Under mercury lamps, certain types of fluorescent lights and LED lights •...
  • Page 64: Special Scene Recording Programs

    Special Scene Recording Programs Special Scene Recording Programs Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording program. Operating modes: 1 Open the ƒ recording programs screen. >...
  • Page 65 Special Scene Recording Programs [œSpotlight] To record spotlit scenes. [ŠFireworks] To record fireworks. NOTES • [ú Portrait]/[û Sports]/[ý Snow]/[þ Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback. • [ú Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (S). •...
  • Page 66: Image Effects

    Image Effects Image Effects You can adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs. 1 Open the image effects screen. >...
  • Page 67: Self Timer

    Self Timer Self Timer Operating modes: * For movies only. 1 Open the [Self Timer] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Self Timer] 2 Touch [i On <] and then touch [X]. • < will appear on the screen. • Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off the self timer. Movies: In record pause mode, press Y on the camcorder or wireless controller.
  • Page 68: Audio Scenes And Other Audio Settings

    Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings You can have the camcorder optimize the audio settings of the built-in microphone by selecting the audio scene that matches your surroundings. This will greatly enhance the sense of "being there". Alternatively, you can select [„...
  • Page 69: Audio Recording Level

    Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings NOTES • Audio scenes cannot be selected in the following cases: - When an external microphone is attached to the mini advanced shoe. - When an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal with p >...
  • Page 70: Built-In Microphone Directionality

    Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings NOTES • When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may be distorted. • We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while adjusting the audio recording level or when the microphone attenuator is activated. •...
  • Page 71: Audio Equalizer

    Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings Audio Equalizer You can use the audio equalizer to adjust sound levels by specifically targeting the high- or low- frequency range and selecting one of 3 available levels. The audio equalizer settings are only available when recording sound using the built-in microphone.
  • Page 72: Audio Mix

    Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings Audio Mix When recording, you can mix audio from the built-in microphone with external audio from the MIC terminal and adjust the mix balance for original sound effects. The external audio input can be from the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, a commercially available external microphone or from an external audio player (analog Line In).
  • Page 73: Using Headphones

    Using Headphones Using Headphones Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The headphones are connected to the AV OUT/× terminal, which is used for both the headphones and the audio/video output. Before connecting the headphones, follow the procedure below to change the function of the terminal from AV output to ×...
  • Page 74: Using The Mini Advanced Shoe

    Using the Mini Advanced Shoe Using the Mini Advanced Shoe Using the mini advanced shoe, you can attach to the camcorder a range of optional accessories to expand its functionality. For details about optional accessories available for use with your camcorder, refer to Optional Accessories (A 170).
  • Page 75: Using An External Microphone

    Using an External Microphone Using an External Microphone When recording in very quiet surroundings, the built-in microphone may pick up the sound of the camcorder’s internal machinery. When recording outside, the built-in microphone may pick up excessive noise from wind. In such cases, we recommend using an external microphone with a wind screen.
  • Page 76: Using The Wm-V1 Wireless Microphone

    Using an External Microphone Using the WM-V1 Wireless Microphone Using the WM-V1 you can reliably record sound even when recording subjects at a distance exceeding the practical range of the built-in microphone. You can also mix and record audio from the WM-V1 with audio from the built-in microphone.
  • Page 77: Using An External Video Light

    Using an External Video Light Using an External Video Light You can use the optional VL-5 Video Light or VFL-2 Video Flash Light when you need to record movies in dark locations. Operating modes: Attach the optional video light to the mini advanced shoe. •...
  • Page 78: Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal

    Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal You can have the camcorder output and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Color Bars & Test Tone] screen. > > > [FUNC.] [MENU] [Color Bars &...
  • Page 79: Video Scopes

    Video Scopes Video Scopes The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor. It can also display an edge monitor* to help you focus. The video scopes appear only on the LCD screen. They do not appear in the viewfinder or on an external monitor.
  • Page 80: Video Snapshot

    Video Snapshot Video Snapshot Record a series of short scenes. Then, play back your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite background music (A 110). 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 81: Pre-Recording

    Pre-Recording Pre-Recording The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press Y, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording. By default, the pre-recording function is assigned to assignable button 2. Operating modes: 1 Press •...
  • Page 82: Onscreen Displays And Data Code

    Onscreen Displays and Data Code Onscreen Displays and Data Code You can turn most onscreen displays on or off. Operating modes: Repeatedly press D to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the following sequence: mode: • All displays on • Most displays off mode •...
  • Page 83: Faders

    Faders Faders The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to fade-in or fade-out scenes. You have the option to activate the fader only one time or every time you start or stop recording. Operating modes: 1 Open the fader selection screen. >...
  • Page 84: Customization

    Custom Button and Dial Customization Customization Custom Button and Dial You can assign to C and the CUSTOM dial one of several frequently used functions. You can then adjust the selected function using C and the CUSTOM dial, without having to access the menu.
  • Page 85: Assignable Buttons

    Assignable Buttons Assignable Buttons The camcorder conveniently features 2 buttons to which you can assign various functions. By assigning often used functions, you can quickly access them with a single press of a button. Operating modes: Changing the Assigned Function 1 Open the selection screen for the desired assignable button.
  • Page 86: Saving And Loading Menu Settings

    • After the camcorder’s current settings are replaced with the settings saved on the memory card, the screen will turn black momentarily and the camcorder will restart. NOTES • This camcorder can load settings only from other LEGRIA HF G25 camcorders. Downloaded From VideoCamera-Manual.com Manuals...
  • Page 87: Playback

    Playing Back Video Playback Playback Playing Back Video Operating modes: 1 Press T. • You can also press and hold on the wireless controller for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode. 2 Open the date index screen, if it is not displayed. >...
  • Page 88: Adjusting The Volume

    Playing Back Video 4 Touch the desired scene to play it back. • Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene in the index screen. • Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback, the playback controls will disappear automatically after a few seconds without operation.
  • Page 89 Playing Back Video During playback pause: !Resume playback. "Slow playback* backward/forward. #Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 98). $Decoration (A 103). * Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed. During slow playback, touch anywhere on the screen to return to playback pause. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 90: 3D Flip View

    Playing Back Video 3D Flip View Touch [ ] in the date index screen to switch to 3D Flip View. This convenient way of displaying scenes grouped by recording date in a 3D layout can be useful to flip through a large number of recordings.
  • Page 91: The Index Selection Screen: Selecting The Content To Play Back

    The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back From the 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 92: Deleting Scenes And Stories

    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 memory. Operating modes: Deleting a Single Scene 1 Play back the scene you wish to delete (A 91).
  • Page 93: Deleting A Single Scene From A Story

    Deleting Scenes and Stories Deleting a Single Scene from a Story 1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to delete. > > > [ê Gallery] Bring the desired story to the front [Scene List] 2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to delete.
  • Page 94: Deleting Stories

    Deleting Scenes and Stories Deleting Stories Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains. The two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot], cannot be deleted. 1 Select the story you want to delete. > > [ê Gallery] Bring the desired story to the front 2 Open the [Delete Story] screen.
  • Page 95: Dividing Scenes

    Dividing Scenes 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. 3 Open the scene division screen.
  • Page 96: Selecting The Playback Starting Point

    Selecting the Playback Starting Point 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. You can use the movie timeline to break the scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to 6 minutes.
  • Page 97: Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes And Photos From A Movie

    Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie You can capture video snapshot scenes, single photos or a series of continuous 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 98: Capturing Photos

    Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie Capturing Photos You can capture a single photo or a series of photos. The size of the captured photos will be 1920x1080 and it cannot be changed. Please read the IMPORTANT section (A 98) before using an Eye-Fi card. To select the photo capture settings 1 Open the [Photo Capture from Video] screen.
  • Page 99: Video Stories And Cinema Style

    Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories Video Stories and Cinema Style Video Stories and Cinema Style Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories Story Creator is a helpful function that offers suggestions for typical scenes in a number of situations. With Story Creator, creating a video story with a structured yet interesting storyline is as easy as selecting one of the story themes, such as [Travel], [Kids &...
  • Page 100: Recording Additional Scenes Within An Existing Story

    Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories !Return to the list of story scenes (categories). "Recommended length of scenes in this category. #Currently selected story scene (category). You can also touch here to return to the list of story scenes. To select a different story scene (category) 1 Touch [ë] to return to the list of story scenes.
  • Page 101: Cinema Mode And Cinema-Look Filters

    CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several other picture-related settings to give your recordings a cinematic look. In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cinema- look filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance.
  • Page 102 CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters Options ( Default value) The camcorder offers 9 cinema-look filters. Select the desired filter while previewing the effect on the screen. [1: Cinema Standard] [2: Vivid] [3: Dream] [4: Cool] [5: Nostalgic] [6: Sepia] [7: Old Movies] [8: Memory] [9: Dramatic B&W] !Filter number (will appear on the control button)
  • Page 103: Adding Decorations

    Adding Decorations Adding Decorations Using the decoration function, you can add various graphical elements to the picture, such as stamps, watermarks, the date/time, and even your own freehand drawings. Freehand drawings can help emphasize a portion of the picture to attract viewers' attention.
  • Page 104 Adding Decorations !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 105 Adding Decorations To use [Animated Stamps] 1 Touch [×]. • The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear. 2 Touch one of the control buttons. 3 Touch anywhere on the canvas to place the selected animated stamp. You can also drag the animated stamp to a different location.
  • Page 106: Decorating Scenes During Playback

    Adding Decorations Decorating Scenes during Playback Operating modes: 1 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 107: Playing Back Stories From The Gallery

    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 storyline order. Regular scenes and video snapshot scenes recorded without using Story Creator, will appear in the gallery under the [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot] stories.
  • Page 108 Playing Back Stories from the Gallery IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
  • Page 109: Rating Scenes

    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 Open the [Rate Scenes (Recording)] screen.
  • Page 110: Playback With Background Music

    Playback with Background Music Playback with Background Music Play back movies (or a photo slideshow) with background music. You can use one of the supplied music tracks or connect an external audio player to use your favorite songs as background music. Operating modes: Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks as Background Music The supplied LEGRIA CD-ROM contains 3 music tracks you can use as background music.The music...
  • Page 111: Using An External Audio Player For Background Music

    Playback with Background Music To adjust the background music balance during playback 1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls. 2 Touch [Ý], drag your finger along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust the background music balance as desired and touch [K]. To delete a music track In the [Select Music] screen, touch [Í] or [Î] to select the track you want to delete.
  • Page 112 Playback with Background Music IMPORTANT • If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations, remember that music under copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable laws when using music files.
  • Page 113: Copying And Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories

    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 114: Selecting A Story's Thumbnail Image

    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 thumbnail that will represent the story in the gallery. Operating modes: 1 Open the information screen of the story whose thumbnail you want to change.
  • Page 115: Changing A Story's Title

    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 116: External Connections

    Terminals on the Camcorder External Connections External Connections Terminals on the Camcorder 1 COMPONENT OUT Terminal* Access: Open the LCD panel and terminal cover. The component video terminal is for video only. When you use connection ", do not forget the audio connections using the AV OUT/×...
  • Page 117: Connection Diagrams

    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. HDMI Connection Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
  • Page 118 Connection Diagrams 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: > [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio >...
  • Page 119: Playback On A Tv Screen

    Playback on a TV Screen Playback on a TV Screen Connect the camcorder to a TV to view and check your recordings. Playback on an HDTV using one of the high-definition connections will ensure the best playback quality. Operating modes: 1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
  • Page 120: Photos

    Viewing Photos Photos Photos 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 121: Photo Jump Function

    Viewing Photos Photo Jump Function When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump easily through the photos using the scroll bar. 1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls. 2 Touch [h]. 3 Drag your finger left and right along the scroll bar and then touch [K]. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 122: Slideshow

    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 background music to use during the photo slideshow. • Music tracks: Steps 2 - 3 (A 110). External audio: Steps 1 - 4 (A 111). Slideshow set to a music track 3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view.
  • Page 123: Deleting Photos

    Deleting Photos Deleting Photos You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping. Operating modes: Deleting a Single Photo 1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete. 2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls. 3 Open the [Delete] screen.
  • Page 124: Recordings

    Copying Recordings to a Memory Card Saving/Sharing Recordings Saving/Sharing Recordings Copying Recordings to a Memory Card To copy your recordings, you must select recordings in the built-in memory or on memory card 2. In either case, the recordings will be copied to memory card 3. Scenes and photos will be copied from the index screen or from a story in the gallery on the source memory to the same index screen or story on memory card 3.
  • Page 125: Copying A Single Photo

    Copying Recordings to a Memory Card Copying Scenes from a Story by Rating Operating modes: 1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front. > > [ê Gallery] Desired story • Check that you have selected the & tab (built-in memory) or 6 tab (memory card 2). 2 Open the [Play by Rating] screen.
  • Page 126: Copying Photos From The Index Screen

    Copying Recordings to a Memory Card Copying Photos from the Index Screen Operating modes: 1 Open the [Photos] index screen (A 91). • Check that you have selected the & tab (built-in memory) or 6 tab (memory card 2). 2 Open the screen to copy photos. >...
  • Page 127: Saving Recordings On A Computer

    Saving Recordings on a Computer Saving Recordings on a Computer Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory or on a memory card. Because space is limited, make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis. Use the supplied software VideoBrowser to save your movies and the supplied software ImageBrowser EX to save your photos.
  • Page 128: Saving Photos (Windows/Mac Os)

    Saving Recordings on a Computer Saving Photos (Windows/Mac OS) With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX you can save photos to your computer and easily organize them. The main system requirements are as follows. Memory Windows 8 (32/64-bit) 1 GB (for 32-bit) 2 GB (for 64-bit) Windows 7 (SP1, 32/64-bit) 1.6 GHz...
  • Page 129 You can check that the software was installed correctly by looking for the ImageBrowser EX icon in the following location. Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP: From the Start menu, All Programs > Canon Utilities > ImageBrowser EX Windows 8: On the Desktop screen.
  • Page 130 Saving Recordings on a Computer NOTES • Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual. • With the supplied software VideoBrowser, you can also choose to save complete stories from the gallery. In such case, all the scenes in the story will be merged and saved as a single video file. •...
  • Page 131: In High Definition

    Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder 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 132 Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder 4 Camcorder: Resume playback. • By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video signal. You can change this using the q > [Output Onscreen Displays] setting. 5 External recorder: Start recording when the scene you wish to copy appears; stop recording when it ends.
  • Page 133: Uploading Recordings To The Web

    Uploading Recordings to the Web Uploading Recordings to the Web In order to share your high-definition scenes on YouTube and Facebook, you need to convert them to standard definition. This conversion can be completed in the camcorder itself or on a computer using the supplied software VideoBrowser.
  • Page 134 Uploading Recordings to the Web 7 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will appear. • Continue the procedure if you want to connect the camcorder to the computer and upload your videos immediately. • Alternatively, you can touch [End Without Connecting] to connect the camcorder to a computer at a later time.
  • Page 135: Converting Scenes Into Standard Definition From A Story By Rating

    Uploading Recordings to the Web NOTES • The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total playback time of the converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster than converting the scenes in the computer so we recommend you convert scenes in the camcorder.
  • Page 136: Uploading Your Videos Wirelessly

    Uploading Recordings to the Web Uploading your Videos Wirelessly 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 137: Uploading Photos To The Web

    With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX, you can upload your photos to Facebook after saving them on your computer. Additionally, you can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to make photo albums and more. After saving your photos on a computer (A 128), refer to the relevant sections in the 'ImageBrowser EX' User Guide (PDF file).
  • Page 138: Appendix: Menu Options Lists

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists Additional Information Additional 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 28). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference page are explained after the tables.
  • Page 139 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Control Button Setting options/Function AUTO CINEMA [Image Effects] [ON], [OFF] – – When [ON] - [Color Depth], [Sharpness], [Contrast], [Brightness]: ±0 (-2 to +2) [R Faders] [S Off], [T Fade Trigger/Once], [U Fade Trigger/ – Always], [V Wipe/Once], [W Wipe/Always] 1, 2 [Ò...
  • Page 140 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Edit Story] from the [Edit Scene] from the Control Button Playback Pause [Story Details] screen [Scene List] screen [Delete] or [ <by scene rating> [This Scene] [This Scene] [Delete Story] – – [Story Thumbnail] – – [Edit Title] –...
  • Page 141: Setup Menus

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists Setup Menus p Camera Setup Menu item Setting options CINEMA [Digital Zoom] [j Off], [n 40x], [o 200x], [f Digital Tele-conv.] – – [Soft Zoom Control] [j Off], [¬ Start], [® Stop], [¯ Start & Stop] [Zoom Speed Level] [Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow] [Zoom Lever Zoom Speed]...
  • Page 142 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Digital Zoom]: Determines the operation of the digital zoom. Optical zoom Digital zoom The color of the indicator indicates the zoom. • When [n 40x] or [o 200x] is selected, the camcorder will switch automatically to digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range.
  • Page 143 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Surround Mic Directionality]: Sets the directionality mode of the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone. [ò Surround]: Records 5.1ch surround sound. [ó Zoom]: Records 5.1 audio channels. Additionally, the audio is linked to the zoom position. The larger the subject appears on the screen, the louder the sound will be as well. [ô...
  • Page 144 Appendix: Menu Options Lists r Recording & Connections Setup Menu item Setting options CINEMA [i On <], [j Off] [Self Timer] – – [Video Snapshot [C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec], – – 1, 2 Length] [Story Length-Based]: Toggle on or off [C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec] –...
  • Page 145 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [x.v.Color]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve deeper colors, closer to real life. • Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your recordings on an HDTV compatible with x.v.Color, connected to the camcorder using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable.
  • Page 146: System Setup

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists q System Setup Menu item Setting options CINEMA [Output Onscreen [i On], [j Off] – Displays] [Language !] ], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [ ], [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [ [Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], [ ], [ ], [ ], [...
  • Page 147 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu item Setting options CINEMA [Focus Preset [Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow] – – – Speed] [Autostart [i On], [j Off] – – Decoration] [Power Saving [Auto Power Off]: [j Off], [i On] – Mode] [Quick Start (Standby)]: [Off], [10 min], [20 min], [30 min] &...
  • Page 148 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [i On], the LCD screen is dimmed. Doing so is ideal when using the camcorder in locations where the LCD’s illumination could become a nuisance to others. Hold D pressed down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting. •...
  • Page 149 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Control for HDMI]: Activates the HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV compatible with HDMI-CEC using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable, you can control the camcorder’s playback using the remote control of the TV. •...
  • Page 150: Appendix: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies (using Story Creator) 1 Control button [FUNC.]: Open the 7 Memory operation (A 153) FUNC. panel (A 28) 8 Intelligent IS (A 39) 2 Smart AUTO (A 39) 9 Remaining battery time (A 153) 3 Face detection frame (A 49) 10 Zoom (A 53)
  • Page 151 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies n Manual mode CINEMA mode 22 23 2526 2728 37 38 41 42 15 Recording program (A 57, 64) 33 Audio scene select (A 68) 16 Exposure compensation (A 60) 34 Headphone output (A 73) 17 AGC limit (A 56);...
  • Page 152 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Playing Movies (during playback) 52 Playback control buttons (A 88) 55 Scene number 53 External audio input (A 111) 56 Data code (A 82, 143) 54 Eye-Fi wireless communication 57 Volume and background music balance (A 136) controls (A 88, 111) Viewing Photos...
  • Page 153 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays 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 time •...
  • Page 154: Troubleshooting

    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 155 - 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 Center. Cannot create a new story.
  • Page 156 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. Consult a Canon Service Center. The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes very slowly ( one flash at 2-second intervals).
  • Page 157: Picture And Sound

    Troubleshooting ‰ appears on the screen - The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch. - An error occurred when trying to access control data on the Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder off then on again.
  • Page 158 Troubleshooting Memory Card and Accessories Cannot insert the memory card. - The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it. Cannot record on the memory card. - The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 92, 123) to free some space or replace the memory card.
  • Page 159: List Of Messages

    (A 35). Built-in memory error - The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center. Built-in memory is full - The built-in memory is full ([& End] appears on the screen). Delete some recordings (A 92, 123) to free some space.
  • Page 160 - 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. Consult a Canon Service Center.
  • Page 161 - 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 162 Troubleshooting 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.
  • Page 163 Troubleshooting No scenes - There are no scenes in the memory selected. Not enough available space - Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 92, 123) or select the [3 Mbps] bit rate for the conversion to SD. Number of scenes already at maximum - The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached.
  • Page 164 Troubleshooting To use the wireless function, insert the Eye-Fi card into slot B. - You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot 2. Insert it into memory card slot To use this function change the camcorder's mode from ó to M/CINEMA - C, the CUSTOM dial (A 84) and some of the functions that can be assigned to the mode.
  • Page 165: Handling Precautions

    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 using a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to swing and hit an object.
  • Page 166: Battery Pack

    Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs • For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs will not be charged even if you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800E Battery Charger.
  • Page 167: Lithium Button Battery

    Handling Precautions • 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 memory card into a slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
  • Page 168: Maintenance/Others

    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, Viewfinder and Instant AF Sensor • If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly. •...
  • Page 169: 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 170: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Optional Accessories (Availability differs from area to area) The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder. Select accessories are described in more detail in the following pages. BP-808, BP-809(B), CG-800E TL-H58 WD-H58W BP-809(S), BP-819, Battery Charger Tele-converter Wide-converter BP-827 Battery Pack Protect Filter 58 mm,...
  • Page 171 This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accesso- ries. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).
  • Page 172 Optional Accessories Using the built-in memory Recording (maximum) Recording (typical)* Playback Recording Battery pack mode Viewfinder Viewfinder 110 min. 120 min. 65 min. 70 min. 150 min. 110 min. 120 min. 65 min. 70 min. 155 min. BP-808 115 min. 125 min.
  • Page 173 Optional Accessories TL-H58 Tele-converter This Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5. • The Tele-converter cannot be used together with the supplied lens hood with lens barrier. • The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converter is attached.
  • Page 174 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 175: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications LEGRIA HF G25 — Values given are approximate figures. System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch; Dolby Digital 5.1ch* * Only when using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone. Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2 Image compression: JPEG * This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”).
  • Page 176 Specifications • Minimum Focusing Distance 60 cm; 2 cm at full wide angle • White Balance Auto white balance, Custom white balance (2 settings), User-defined color temperature or Preset white balance settings: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten • Minimum Illumination 0.1 lx ([Low Light] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2) 1.0 lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/25) •...
  • Page 177 Specifications CA-570 Compact Power Adapter • Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz • Rated output / consumption: 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A / 29 VA (100 V) – 39 VA (240 V) • Operating temperature : 0 – 40 °C •...
  • Page 178 The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders. Sample music tracks can be found in the "MUSIC" folder of the supplied LEGRIA CD-ROM. 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 179: Index

    Index 3D Flip View ......90 Deleting Movies ......92 Photos .
  • Page 180 Lens barrier switch ..... .37 Relay recording ......34 Lens hood Remote sensor .
  • Page 181 Waveform monitor Zebra pattern ..... . 79 ......59 White balance Zoom .
  • Page 182 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...