Quick Start Technology in Canon Digital Video Camcorder

This Quick start offers basic operating commands for usage of the Canon Digital Video Camcorder. Same kind of technology is also available in Panasonic digital video camcorder.

Attaching/Removing/Charging the Battery Pack in Canon Digital Video Camcorder

Switch the POWER to OFF. Move the view finder up. Attach the battery to the camcorder by lining up the end of the battery pack with the line on the camcorder. Switch gently and slide the battery in the instruction of the arrow till it clicks. Link the power cord to the adapter. Plug in the power cord into a power electric outlet. Link the power adapter to the camcorder s DC IN terminal. Once the battery is completely charged, the charge indicator on the video camera will
glow steadily. Estimated charging time is 110 minutes. To take out the battery pack from the video camera, press out the BATT button, situated next to the view finder and above the battery pack.

Loading/Unloading a DV Cassette

Slide and keep the OPEN/EJECT button and open the cassette storage space cover. The cassette compartment will open mechanically. Load/unload the cassette with the window fronting the grip belt and the REC/SAVE tab fronting up. Unload the cassette by lightly slipping it straight out. Push the PUSH cross on the cassette storage space till it clicks. The cassette compartment will draw back mechanically. Close the cassette compartment covering.

Recording a Video Clip

Move out the lens cap. Set the canon digital video camcorder to CAMERA mode. Open the LCD panel. To use the view finder, hold the LCD panel closed down or revolve it so that the screen faces in the same side as the lens. Revolve the screen and close down the LCD properly when completed to remove abrasions on screen. Push the START/STOP button to start recording. Push the START/STOP button once again to break recording. Start again recording by pushing the START/STOP button once again. When completed recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF. Close the LCD panel. Substitute the lens cap. Drop off the cassette.

Connecting to a MAC

Link the video camera to the computer utilizing the added fire wire cable. Turn the video camera and the computer switch ON. It is suggested that one power the video camera from a power source while it is linked to the computer in case the battery becomes empty. Click on the iMovie icon on the desktop to open up iMovie. Select New Project and allot a name. In the iMovie window, press on the video camera icon. Choose to start importing. Choose again to stop importation.

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