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Important Usage Instructions WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR 2 MOISTURE. WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING. 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
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an CAUTION equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure, that may be of CAUTION: sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC shock to persons. SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is PARTS INSIDE. REF
Important Safety Instructions In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” A grounding type plug has two blades and a third refers to the Canon HD Camcorder EOS C300 / EOS grounding prong. The wide blade or the third 4 C300 PL and all its accessories. prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an 1. Read these instructions. electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 2. Keep these instructions. 10. Protect the power cord from
Highlights of the EOS C300/C300 PL The Canon HD Camcorder EOS C300/C300 PL has been designed to meet the demanding needs and highest expectations of industry professionals. The following are just some of the many features that will help turn your creative vision into reality. 5 Improved displays HD Recording The articulated monitor unit can be rotated 270º, Large Super 35mm CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV allowing for easy monitoring and operation from the III image processor side of the camcorder
Custom picture settings Other Functions With custom picture settings (A 101), you can enjoy Remote operation via Wi-Fi unparalleled image control to deliver the “look” you You can attach the optional WFT-E6 Wireless File want by adjusting parameters, such as gamma and Transmitter to the camcorder and operate it remotely sharpness. The custom picture settings can be via Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi Remote application (A 47). recorded onto an SD card, which allows multiple The Wi-Fi Remote appli
Table of Contents 7 Adjusting the Black Balance 46 1. Introduction 11 Remote Operation Via the Wi-Fi Remote About this Manual 11 Application 47 Conventions Used in this Manual 11 Preparing the System for Wi-Fi Remote 47 Supplied Accessories 13 Names of Parts 14 3. Recording 49 Grip Unit 19 Recording Video 49 Monitor Unit 20 Preparing to Record 49 Handle Unit 22 Recording 49 Remote Operation Using Wi-Fi Remote 50 2. Preparations 23 Onscreen Displays 52 Preparing the Power Supply 23 Rear Panel Di
8 Setting the Time Code 73 Special Recording Modes 93 Selecting the Running Mode 73 Interval Recording Mode 93 Selecting Drop or Non-Drop Frame 74 Frame Recording Mode 94 Putting the Time Code Display on Hold 74 Slow & Fast Motion Mode 95 Pre-recording Mode 96 Setting the User Bit 76 Synchronizing with an External Device 77 4. Customization 99 Connecting an External Device 77 Reference Video Signal Input (Genlock Assignable Buttons 99 Synchronization) 77 Changing the Assigned Function 99 Time C
9 Clip Operations 118 Photo Playback 141 Using the Clip Menu 118 Displaying the [Photos] Index Screen 141 Displaying Clip Information 119 Viewing Photos 141 Adding $ Marks or % Marks 120 Photo Operations 142 Deleting $ Marks or % Marks 120 Using the Photo Menu 142 Deleting Photos 142 Copying Clips 121 Deleting Clips 122 Protecting Photos 143 Copying Custom Picture Files 144 Deleting the User Memo and GPS Information 122 Photo Numbering 145 Copying a Custom Picture File Embedded in a Clip 122 8
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Introduction 1 11 About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon EOS C300/C300 PL. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should the camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 162). Conventions Used in this Manual • IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation. • NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. • A: Reference page number. •#: Text that applies only to
About this Manual The arrow is used to abbreviate menu Operating modes selections. For a detailed explanation on how to indicates that a function is available in the use the menus, refer to Using the Menus operating mode indicated and indicates (A 29). For a concise summary of all available that the function is not available. For a detailed 12 menu options and settings, refer to the appendix explanation, refer to Turning the Camcorder On Menu Options (A 147). and Off (A 26). When a procedu
Supplied Accessories Supplied Accessories The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder. 13 1 1 Monitor Unit Handle Unit Grip Unit Body Cap Battery Charger CG-940 BP-955 Battery Pack Eye Cup Viewfinder Cap (incl. power cord) (incl. terminal cover) CA-940 Compact Power Adapter DC-940 DC Cable SS-1200 Shoulder Strap Thumb Rest (incl. power cord) (incl. cable tie) 2 1 3 Adapter Base for 0.64 cm (1/4 in.) WFT Attachment Bracket Tape Measure Hooks (x 2) Canon XF Utilities Disc Tripods 1 C
Names of Parts Names of Parts 14 6 7 1 8 2 9 3 10 4 11 5 12 13 14 15 16 1 MAGN. (magnification) button (A 70)/ 10 Control dial (A 62, 64) Assignable button 1 (A 99) 11 STATUS button (A 156) 2 PEAKING button (A 70) / 12 Å (white balance adjustment) button (A 66)/ Assignable button 2 (A 99) INDEX button (A 114)/Ñ (stop) button (A 114) 3 ND FILTER +/- buttons (A 63) 13u (review recording) button (A 92)/Ò (play/ 4 ZEBRA button (A 72)/ pause) button (A 114) Assignable button 3 (A 99) 14 HEADPHONE +
Names of Parts 17 15 29 18 19 20 21 22 30 23 24 31 25 26 27 28 17 WFT terminal (A 47) 24 HD/SD SDI terminal (A 129) 18 EXT (external signal) terminals 1 and 2 (A 34) 25 SD card access indicator (A 42) 19 REMOTE terminal 26× (headphone) terminal (A 84) For connecting commercially available remote 27 DC IN terminal (A 25) controllers. 28 SD card slot (A 42) 20 SYNC OUT (synchronizing signal output) terminal 29 MIC (microphone) terminal (A 80) (A 79,129) 30 Grip Unit connection terminal (A 38) 21 H
Names of Parts #$ 16 39 33 40 34 35 41 36 32 37 38 42 32 START/STOP button (A 49) 39$ PL Lens mount (A 34) 33# EF Lens mount index (A 32) 40$ Bayonet ring handles (A 34) 34# EF-S Lens mount index (A 32) 41$ PL Lens index pin (A 34) 35# Lens release button (A 32) 42$ Bayonet ring (A 34) 36# EF Lens lock pin (A 32) 37# EF Lens mount (A 32) 38# EF Lens contacts (A 32) C OP Y
Names of Parts 54 17 43 55 56 44 45 46 47 57 48 49 58 50 59 51 52 53 61 62 63 64 60 43 Viewfinder unit 57 CF card slot cover switches for CF card slots A 44 Viewfinder unit LOCK/RELEASE screw (A 171) (top) and B (bottom) (A 41) 45 (rear panel’s backlight) button (A 53) 58 RESET button (A 163) 46 FUNC. (main functions) button (A 57) 59 SLOT SELECT (CF card slot selection) button 47 START/STOP button (A 49) (A 43, 114) 48 Joystick (A 29)/SET button (A 29) 60 CF card slot covers for CF card slots
Names of Parts 66 67 18 68 65 69 65 Tape measure hooks 69 Accessory shoe with mounting hole for Use the hooks to accurately measure the distance 0.64 cm (1/4 in.) screws from the focal plane. For attaching accessories such as the optional 66 Focal plane marks VL-10Li II Battery Video Light. 67 Socket for the WFT Attachment Bracket (A 47) 68 Strap mounts (A 39) 72 73 70 71 70 TB-1 Tripod Base for tripods with 0.95 cm (3/8 in.) 72 Attachment sockets for the optional TA-100 Tripod screws (A 37)
Names of Parts Grip Unit 19 1 5 2 3 6 4 7 1 MAGN. (magnification) button (A 70)/ Assignable button 7 (A 99) 2Control dial (A 62, 64) 3START/STOP button (A 49) 4 Grip belt (A 39) 5Joystick (A 29)/SET button (A 29) 6 Connection plug (A 38) 7Lock screw (A 38) C OP Y
Names of Parts Monitor Unit 20 1 2 Operation panel (A 21) 3 4 5 6 1LCD panel 2 MIRROR button (A 36) 3 Microphone lock screw (A 80) 4 Microphone holder (A 80) 5 Microphone cable clamp (A 80) 6 XLR terminals CH1 (right) and CH2 (left) (A 80) C OP Y
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