Canon Digital Camera Vixia HG20 user manual

User manual for the device Canon Digital Camera Vixia HG20

Device: Canon Digital Camera Vixia HG20
Size: 5,51 MB
Date of adding : 2013-05-16 15:12:36
Number of pages: 135
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HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
Caméscope HD
Manuel d'instruction
Videocámara HD
Manual de Instrucciones

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Introduction Important Usage Instructions WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY. COPYRIGHT WARNING: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws. HD Camcorder, VIXIA HG21 A / VIXIA HG20 A systems This device complies with Part 1

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HG21 A / VIXIA are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, HG20 A and all its accessories. try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, 1 Read Instructions — All the safety and operating contact your electrician to replace your obsolete instructions s

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16 Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push objects d. If the product does not operate normally even of any kind into this product through openings as if you follow the operating instructions. Adjust they may touch dangerous voltage points or short only those controls that are covered by the out parts that could result in a fire or electric operation instructions. Improper adjustment of shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind other controls may result in damage and will onto the prod

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Online product registration for U.S.A. Customers only. Register your product online at Protect your product We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as loss or theft. Receive information on new products and promotions Upon your request, we will send you information on Canon new products and promotions. The serial number of this product can be found at

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Enjoying High-Definition Video with your Camcorder Preserve your most treasured memories, be it unforgettable scenery or cherished moments spent with family and friends, with high-definition video recordings of a quality second only to actually being there. What is High-Definition Video? 1,080 lines Capture the finest detail, like the movement or shine of a single strand of hair Your camcorder features a full high-definition image sensor (Full HD CMOS) that captures 1 video at a resolution

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Enjoying High-Definition Video with your Camcorder What are the advantages of a hard disk? Your videos and photos are recorded on the built-in hard disk or commercially available 2 3 SD/SDHC memory cards using AVCHD specifications . This Double Media recording system gives you longer recording times for more high-definition videos and photos. • You can shoot approximately 11 hours ( 120 GB HDD) or 5.5 hours ( 60 GB HDD) of video in MXP mode, which offers the highest video quality under AVCHD

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Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive Your hard disk camcorder allows you to shoot and store many hours of video. However, there are differences between recording onto a hard disk and recording onto other media. Make sure to follow the points below when using your camcorder. For more details, refer to Handling Precautions ( 116). Back up your recordings periodically Make sure to transfer your movies and photos to an external device such as a computer or digital video recorder ( 82) and

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Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive Do not turn off the camcorder while the camcorder is on and the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing or while the camcorder is in standby mode Doing so may result in hard disk damage or permanent data loss. Use the camcorder within its operating temperature range If the camcorder's temperature becomes too hot or too cold, recording/playback may stop in order to prevent hard disk damage. Do not use the camcorder at high altitudes Turning on or usin

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Table of contents Introduction 6 Enjoying High-Definition Video with your Camcorder 8 Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive 14 About this Manual 16 Getting to Know the Camcorder 16 Supplied Accessories 17 Components Guide 20 Screen Displays Preparations 23 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery Pack 24 Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories 26 Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen 27 Basic Operation of the Camcorder 27 The Button: Mode or Flexible Recordin

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Table of contents Video 34 Basic Recording 34 Shooting Video 35 Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) 36 Zooming 37 Quick Start Function 37 Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Recorded 38 Basic Playback 38 Playing Back the Video 40 Changing the Index Screen Selection 41 Selecting Scenes by Recording Date 42 Selecting the Playback Starting Point from the Movie Timeline 43 Selecting Recordings from the Index Screen 44 Deleting Scenes 45 Advanced Functions 45 Special Scene Recording Prog

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Photos 61 Basic Recording 61 Taking Photos 62 Selecting Photo Size and Quality 63 Deleting a Photo Right After Recording It 63 Basic Playback 63 Viewing Photos 65 Deleting Photos 66 Additional Functions 66 Magnifying Photos during Playback 66 Flash 67 Histogram Display 67 Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing 68 Taking Photos while Recording Movies (Simultaneous Recording) 69 Light Metering Mode 69 Capturing a Photo from the Playback Scene 70 Protecting Photos 70 Copying Pho

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Table of contents Additional Information 90 Appendix: Menu Options Lists 90 FUNC. Menu 92 Setup Menus 101 Trouble? 101 Troubleshooting 107 List of Messages 116 Do’s and Don’ts 116 Handling Precautions 120 Maintenance/Others 121 Using the Camcorder Abroad 122 General Information 122 System Diagram 123 Optional Accessories 127 Product Codes 128 Specifications 130 Index 13 C O P Y

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Introduction About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HG21/VIXIA HG20. 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 ( 101). Conventions Used in this Manual • IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation. • NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. • POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding

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Special Scene Recording Programs Names of buttons and switches other Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a than the joystick are indicated within fireworks display becomes as easy as a “button” frame. selecting a Special Scene recording program. For details about the available For example FUNC. . options, refer to the sidebar on page 50. Brackets [ ] are used to refer to menu FUNC. options as they are displayed on [ Programmed AE] scre

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Introduction Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories CA-570 Compact Power BP-807 Battery Pack Adapter (incl. power cord) Lithium Button Battery WL-D88 Wireless Controller CR2025 for Wireless Controller 1 CTC-100/S Software CD-ROM Component Cable and Installation Guide Red • Green • Blue plugs PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE 2 Software CD-ROM STV-250N and Installation Guide Stereo Video Cable DIGITAL VIDEO Yellow • Red • White plugs Solution Disk IFC-400PCU USB Cable 1 Software for saving

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Components Guide Left side view button ( 27)/ (print/share) button ( 73, 86) DISP. (on-screen display) button ( 42, 53)/ BATT. INFO button ( 22) Speaker ( 39) Memory card slot ( 32) USB terminal ( 80) HDMI OUT terminal ( 79, 81) AV OUT/ terminal ( 79) COMPONENT OUT terminal ( 79) MIC terminal ( 56) Strap mount ( 25) Grip belt Right side view Instant AF sensor ( 94) Flash ( 66) Stereo microphone Front view 17 C O P Y

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Introduction VIEWFINDER button* ( 35) Back view Viewfinder* ( 26, 35) Dioptric adjustment lever* ( 35) Battery attachment unit ( 23) RESET button ( 104) ACCESS indicator ( 34, 61)/ CHG (charge) indicator ( 23) Start/Stop button ( 34) Mode dial Recording movies ( 34) Taking photos ( 61) Playing back movies ( 38) Viewing photos ( 63) DC IN terminal ( 23) LCD panel Remote sensor ( 25) LCD screen ( 26) Joystick ( 28) FUNC. button ( 28, 90) / (play/pause) button ( 38)/ START/STOP button ( 34) (f

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Bottom view Tripod socket ( 117) BATTERY RELEASE switch ( 24) Serial number The serial number label is located on the top surface of the battery attachment unit. Remove the battery pack to find it. Wireless Controller WL-D88 START/STOP button ( 34) FUNC. button ( 28, 90) MENU button ( 29, 92) PLAYLIST button ( 58) Navigation buttons ( / / / ) (frame reverse) button ( 39) (fast reverse) button ( 39) (play) button ( 38) (pause) button ( 38) (stop) button ( 38) PHOTO button ( 61) Zoom button

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Introduction Screen Displays Recording Movies Operating mode Recording program ( 45, 46) White balance ( 50) Image effect ( 51) Digital effect ( 52) Recording mode ( 35) Photo quality/size (simultaneous recording) ( 68) Remote sensor off ( 98) Hard disk/memory card operation ( 22) Playing Movies Instant AF ( 94), (During Playback) MF Manual focus ( 49) Remaining battery time ( 22) While recording/during playback: Scene counter (hours : minutes : seconds) Record pause mode: Total number of

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