- •How to Select a DVD Disc
- •Advantages of Using DVDs
- •About this Manual
- •Supplied Accessories
- •Components Guide
- •Screen Displays
- •Getting Started
- •Charging the Battery Pack
- •Preparing the Accessories
- •Power Switch
- •Operating Modes
- •Joystick and Joystick Guide
- •Using the Menus
- •First Time Settings
- •Setting the Date and Time
- •Changing the Language
- •Changing the Time Zone
- •Getting Ready to Start Recording
- •Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD screen
- •Inserting and Removing a Disc
- •Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
- •Basic Recording
- •Shooting Video
- •Selecting the Recording Mode
- •Quick Start Function
- •Basic Playback
- •Playing Back the Video
- •On-Screen Displays (Data Code)
- •Additional Functions
- •LCD Video Light
- •Self Timer
- •Manual Focus Adjustment
- •Manual Exposure Adjustment
- •White Balance
- •Image Effects
- •Digital Effects
- •Creating a Playlist
- •Moving Scenes in the Playlist
- •Dividing Scenes
- •Initializing the Disc
- •Disc Playback on an External Device
- •Changing the Disc Title
- •Finalizing the Disc
- •Disc Playback on External Devices
- •Basic Recording
- •Taking Photos
- •Selecting Photo Size and Quality
- •Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded
- •Basic Playback
- •Viewing Photos
- •Magnifying Photos during Playback
- •Erasing Photos
- •Additional Functions
- •Automatic Focus Priority
- •Histogram and Other Screen Displays
- •Protecting Photos
- •Initializing the Memory Card
- •Printing Photos
- •Print Orders
- •External Connections
- •Connecting to a TV or VCR
- •Playback on a TV Screen
- •Additional Information
- •Appendix: Menu Options Lists
- •FUNC. Menu
- •Date/Time Setup
- •List of Messages
- •Handling Precautions
- •Using the Camcorder Abroad
- •System Diagram
- •Optional Accessories
- •Product Codes
Manual de Instrucciones
Important Usage Instructions
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
DVD Camcorder, DC320/DC310 A systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct theYinterference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital video camcorder must be used with this equipment in order to comply with
lass B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
anon U.S.A. Inc.
One anon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
TO PREVENT ELE
SHO K, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
enclosure, that may be of sufficient
DO NOT OPEN
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word
10 Power Sources — The
“product” refers to the Canon DVD
Power Adapter should be operated only
Camcorder DC320/DC310 A and all its
from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure
of the type of power supply to your home,
1 Read Instructions — All the safety and
consult your product dealer or local
operating instructions should be read
power company. Regarding other power
before the product is operated.
sources such as battery power, refer to
2 Retain Instructions — The safety and
instructions in this manual.
operating instructions should be retained
11 Polarization — The
for future reference.
Power Adapter is equipped with a
3 Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
blade wider than the other).
should be adhered to.
4 Follow Instructions — All operating and
power outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you are unable to insert
maintenance instructions should be
the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact
5 Cleaning — Unplug this product from the
your electrician to replace your obsolete
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product
of the polarized plug.
should be cleaned only as recommended
12 ower Cord rotection — Power cords
in this manual.
should be routed so that they are not
6 Accessories — Do not use accessories
likely to be walked on or pinched by
not recommended in this manual as they
items placed upon or against them. Pay
may be hazardous.
particular attention to plugs and the point
7 Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do
from which the cords exit the product.
not use the camera close to TVP13 Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an
transmitters, portable communication
outside antenna is connected to the
devices or other sources of electric or
product, be sure the antenna is grounded
magnetic radiation. They may cause
so as to provide some protection against
picture interference, or permanently
voltage surges and
damage the camera.
charges. Section 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—
8 Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
1984, provides information with respect
shock — Do not use this product near
to proper grounding of the mast and
water or in rainy/moist situations.
supporting structure, grounding of the
9 Placing or Moving — Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection to
table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and
grounding electrodes, and requirements
serious damage to the product.
for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.
A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
18 Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
this product from the wall outlet and all
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
power sources including battery, and
refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or
objects have fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to
rain or water.
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
d. If the product does not operate
NEC - NATIONAL
normally even if you follow the
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
operating instructions. Adjust only
14 Lightning — For added protection of this
those controls that are covered by the
product during a lightning storm, or when
operation instructions. Improper
adjustment of other controls may
it is left unattended and unused for long
result in damage and will often require
periods of time, disconnect it from the
extensive work by a qualified
wall outlet and disconnect the antenna.
technician to restore the product to its
This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and
e. If the product has been dropped or the
15 Overloading — Do not overload wall
cabinet has been damaged.
outlets and extension cords as this can
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
change in performance. This indicates
16 Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push
a need for service.
objects of any kind into this product
19 Replacement arts — When replacement
through openings as they may touch
parts are required, be sure the service
dangerous voltage points or short out
technician has used replacement parts
parts that could result in a fire or electric
that are specified by Canon or that have
shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any
the same characteristics as the original
kind onto the product.
part. Unauthorized substitutions may
17 Servicing — Do not attempt to service
result in fire, electric shock or other
this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to
20 Safety Check — Upon completion of any
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
service or repairs to this product, ask the
Refer all servicing to qualified service
service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is in
safe operating order.
When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
How to Select a DVD Disc
There are many types of DVD discs but this camcorder uses only the following three types of 8 cm mini DVD discs:
Best for Compatibility
Best for Recording Time
recording side. However, you cannot edit or delete the recordings.
camcorder will record on layer 1 and then continue to
layer 2. During the playback of a recording spanning
both layers, you may notice a brief stop (about 1
second) at the point where the camcorder switches to
the second layer. The switch to layer 2 will break the
recording into 2 separate scenes.
Recordings made on a
space on the disc to its initial value so you can use the same disc again.
Disc specification on
VIDEO mode: Once finalized, discs recorded in VIDEO mode can be played back in most common DVD players offering the best compatibility. However, recordings cannot be edited (deleted, rearranged, etc.).
VR mode: You can easily edit the recordings. However, discs recorded in VR mode can only be played back with DVD players compatible with
Advantages of Using DVDs
No need to worry about recording over a tape.
When you use a DVD, the camcorder will automatically record on the empty space of the disc. So you don't have to worry about mistakenly recording over a precious memory.
Just select a scene from the index screen.
You don't need to bother running a tape forwards and backwards to find the scene you want to play back. Simply select a scene from the index screen and start the playback in a breeze.
Easily play back your recordings on a DVD player.
After your finalize your DVD (
48), you can play it on a DVD player and share
your recordings with friends and family.
Playback on external devices
Make sure to finalize discs (
48) before you play them back on external
DVD devices. The disc's type will affect its compatibility with external devices.
For a summary, you can refer to the sidebar on page 49. However, to be sure,
always refer to the instruction manual of the external device and make sure it
is compatible before inserting the disc.
For the highest compatibility with external DVD devices we recommend
using VIDEO mode.
Discs that have been tested
The camcorder's performance was tested with
further details, contact directly the manufacturer's customer support center.
CNote that attempting to record or play with this camcorder DVD discs that
were recorded, initialized or finalized with a device other than this camcorder
can result in damage to the camcorder or in the permanent loss of the
*For the latest information, visit your local Canon Web site or contact your nearest Canon office. The use of
Editing scenes with this camcorder (deleting
scenes, dividing scenes, etc.) (
Deleting a scene after recording it (
Initializing the disc in order to use it again for
Giving a title to the disc (
Finalizing the disc in order to play it with an external
DVD device (
Adding recordings to a disc already finalized
Only scenes in the playlist can be divided.
2 Disc finalization is the processing of the free space (the unrecorded area) on the disc in
order to make it playable on external DVD devices (
48). Playback cannot be
guaranteed with all external DVD devices. To finalize a
3 You will need to unfinalize the disc first.
Table of contents
5 How to Select a DVD Disc
6 Advantages of Using DVDs
11 About this Manual
12 Getting to Know the Camcorder
12 Supplied Accessories
13 Components Guide
15 Screen Displays
Charging the Battery ack
Preparing the Accessories
Basic peration of the Camcorder
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Using the Menus
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
hanging the Language
hanging the Time Zone
25 Getting Ready to Start Recording
Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD screen
Inserting and Removing a Disc
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
29 Basic Recording
29 Shooting Video
31 Selecting the Recording Mode
31Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital Zoom
32Quick Start Function
33Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Recorded
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34 Basic Playback
34 Playing Back the Video
36 Deleting Scenes
37 : Special Scene Recording Programs
39 Flexible Recording: Changing the Shutter Speed
40LCD Video Light
40 Self Timer
41 Manual Focus Adjustment
42 Manual Exposure Adjustment
42 White Balance
43 Image Effects
44 Digital Effects
45 Managing Scenes and the Disc
Creating a Playlist
Moving Scenes in the
Initializing the Disc
47 Disc Playback on an External Device
Changing the Disc Title
Finalizing the Disc
Disc Playback on External Devices
Unfinalizing the Disc - Additional Recordings on a Finalized Disc
C52 Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing (Drive
Automatic Focus Priority
Histogram and Other Screen Displays
Initializing the Memory Card
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60 Printing Photos
60 Printing Photos
60 Print Orders
External Connections _____________________________
61 Connecting to a TV or VCR
62Playback on a TV Screen
62 Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Additional Information ____________________________
63 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Camera Setup (Advanced Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
Disc Operations (Initialization, Finalization etc.)
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.)
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.)
List of Messages
Do’s and Don’ts
Using the amcorder Abroad
C81 System Diagram
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