Canon XH A1 user manual

User manual for the device Canon XH A1

Device: Canon XH A1
Size: 7,86 MB
Date of adding : 2013-08-20 15:16:00
Number of pages: 159
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PUB. DIE-269
HD VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER
English
Instruction Manual
Introduction
Preparation
Recording
Customization
Playback
Editing
Digital
Mini
Video
Cassette
Using a
Memory Card
Additional
Information
PAL

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Introduction Important Usage Instructions WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY. CAUTION: DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN U

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Introduction About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon XH G1/XH A1. 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 E the Troubleshooting table ( 149). Conventions Used in this Manual : Precautions related to the camcorder operation. : Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. : Reference page number. Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on

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About the HD/HDV and SD/DV Specifications Throughout the manual we will distinguish between the video signal standards used by the camera section, and the recording standards used by the recorder section. The video signal can be set to HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition) specifications. The recording standard on the tape will be HDV or DV, respectively. Camera Section HD/SD HD/SD SDI Terminal HD/SD Recorder Section HDV/DV HDV/DV Terminal HDV/DV Playback Signal HDV/DV 4

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Introduction Contents Introduction E Important Usage Instructions............................................................................................................................. 2 About this Manual.............................................................................................................................................. 3 Checking the Supplied Accessories ...............................................................................................................

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Connecting to a Monitor/TV............................................................................................................................. 93 SD Audio Output ............................................................................................................................................ 97 Returning to a Pre-marked Position ................................................................................................................ 98 Index Search .....................

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Introduction Checking the Supplied Accessories CA-920 Compact DC-920 DC Coupler BP-950G Battery Pack SDC-16M SD Memory WL-D5000 Wireless Power Adapter Card Controller E Two AA (R6) Batteries Lens Hood Lens Cap SS-1100 Shoulder STV-290N Stereo Strap Video Cable PC-A10 SCART DTC-1000 Component Adapter* Video Cable * Europe only. 7

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Components Guide XH G1/XH A1 Left side view POWER dial External control mode VCR/PLAY mode Power off Auto Shutter-Priority Aperture-Priority Manual Recording Spotlight programs Night Easy Recording DISP. (display) button ( 27) MENU button ( 23) PEAKING button ( 35) Focus ring ( 33) MAGN. (magnification) button ( 35) Zoom ring ( 31) (record review) button ( 28) SHUTTER dial ( 51)/ dial ( 58) POSITION PRESET switch ( 32, 35) PUSH AF button ( 34) Focus mode switch ( 33) EXP. LOCK button ( 54) POS

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Introduction Right side view E Grip zoom lever ( 31) XLR MIC ATT. switches ( 44) PHOTO button ( 109) LINE/MIC switch ( 44) Zoom speed adjustment dial ( 31) Input channel selection switch ( 44) ZOOM SPEED switch ( 31) Lens hood ( 19) / (card/tape) switch ( 109) Lens hood locking screw ( 19) VIDEO2 terminal ( 95) switches ( 44) TIME CODE switch* ( 40) CH1 input terminal ( 44) LOCK switch ( 26) CH2 input terminal ( 44) MIC (external microphone) terminal ( 43) Cassette compartment ( 21) *only. 9

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Front view Backview External microphone holder ( 44) HDV/DV terminal ( 94, 103, 106) Tally lamp ( 85) HDV indicator ( 85) External sensor for the Instant AF ( 33) (headphones) terminal Grip belt ( 18) Video output selection switch ( 95) Attachment sockets for the optional TA-100 Tripod A/V1 terminal ( 93) Adapter ( 152) COMPONENT OUT terminal ( 94) Remote sensor ( 20, 102) HD/SD SDI terminal** ( 93) Tripod socket* GENLOCK terminal** ( 40) Viewfinder ( 16) TIME CODE terminal** ( 40) Dioptric adj

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Introduction Top view E (pause) button ( 91) / Grip zoom lever ( 31) DRIVE MODE button ( 112) PHOTO button ( 109) (stop) button ( 91) / Zoom speed adjustment dial ( 31) (metering mode) button ( 114) RESET button (rewind) button ( 91) / MIC ATT. switch ( 44) – button ( 117) WHITE BAL. PRESET switch ( 58) (play) button ( 91) / END SEARCH button ( 30) SLIDESHOW button ( 117) Strap mount ( 18) (fast forward) button ( 91) / Microphone ( 43) + button ( 117) Strap mount ( 18) REC (record) but

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WL-D5000 Wireless Controller PHOTO button ( 109) REMOTE SET button ( 102) START/STOP button ( 25) AV DV button ( 105) MENU button ( 23) Zoom buttons ( 31) TV SCREEN button ( 86) Menu selection buttons ( 23) SLIDESHOW button ( 117) SET button ( 23) DATA CODE button ( 101) – button ( 117) INDEX WRITE button ( 67) + button ( 117) AUDIO MONITOR button ( 97) MIX BALANCE buttons ( 97) END SEARCH button ( 30) / buttons ( 99, 100) SEARCH SELECT button ( 99, 100) PLAY button ( 91) REC PAUSE button ( 10

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Preparations Preparations Preparing the Power Supply Charging the Battery Pack E Disconnect the DC coupler from the power adapter before charging. Remove the terminal cover of the battery pack. 1. Connect the power cord to the adapter. 2. Plug the power cord into a power outlet. 3. Attach the battery pack to the adapter. • Press lightly and slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow until it clicks. • The charge indicator starts flashing. The indicator will stay on when the charging

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Using a Household Power Outlet 1. Turn the dial to OFF. 2. Attach the DC coupler to the camcorder. Open the battery compartment cover and slide the DC coupler all the way into the compartment and press gently until it clicks. 3. Connect the power cord to the power adapter. 4. Plug the power cord into a power outlet. 5. Connect the DC coupler to the adapter. 6. Pass the cable through the special slot and close battery compartment cover. 7. Detach the DC coupler after use. Open the battery co

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Preparations Charging, Recording and Playback Times The following times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording and playback conditions. Battery Pack BP-930 BP-945 BP-950G BP-970G E Charging Time with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter 145 min. 220 min. 235 min. 320 min. Recording and Playback Times BP-930 BP-945 BP-950G BP-970G HDV Maximum Recording Time Viewfinder [NORMAL] 150 min. 230 min. 320 min. 460 min. Viewfinder [BRIGHT] 150 min. 225 min. 320 min. 455 min. LCD scr

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Preparing the Camcorder Dioptric Adjustment Turn on the camcorder and adjust the dioptric adjustment lever. Prevent direct sunlight from getting in the viewfinder. The viewfinder LCD may become damaged due to concentration of the light by the lens. Pay special attention when mounting the camcorder on a tripod, or during its transportation. Adjusting the Viewfinder You can adjust the brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and backlight of the viewfinder. These adjustments will not affect your

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Preparations Using the LCD Display E 1. Slide the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow to unlock the LCD panel. 2. Pull out the LCD panel. 3. Rotate the LCD panel and adjust it to the desired position. You can change the LCD panel to black & white display ( 18). By default, the viewfinder display is turned off while you use the LCD panel. However, you can change the settings to be able to use both displays simultaneously ( 18). Adjusting the LCD Panel You can adjust the brightness, contr

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Using the Viewfinder and the LCD Panel Simultaneously By default, the viewfinder display is turned off while you use the LCD panel. Follow the procedure below to use both of them simultaneously. MENU DISPLAY SETUP/ CVF+LCD ON•••OFF ( 23) 1. Press the MENU button. 2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the dial. 3. Select [CVF+LCD ON], set it to [ON] and press the dial. 4. Press the MENU button to close the menu. Changing the Viewfinder and the LCD Panel to Black & Whi

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Preparations Attaching the Lens Hood Attach the lens hood to protect the lens and shade it from stray light. 1. Place the lens hood on the front of the lens E so that the window for the external Instant AF sensor faces down and turn it 90 degrees clockwise. • Be careful not to deform the lens hood. • Make sure that the lens hood is aligned with the thread. 2. Tighten the locking screw. Window for Instant AF sensor 19

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Using the Wireless Controller When you press the buttons on the wireless controller, point it at the camcorder’s remote sensor. Inserting the Batteries The wireless controller operates with two AA (R6) batteries. 1. Open the battery cover. 2. Insert the batteries following the + and – markings. 3. Close the battery cover. The camcorder and wireless controller are equipped with 2 remote sensor modes ( 102). If the wireless controller does not work, verify that the camcorder and wireless con


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