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  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 1
    PUB. DIM-1008-000 C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 2
    ...: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws. 2 HD Camcorder, XA10 A systems This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 3
    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word "product" refers to the Canon HD Camcorder XA10 A and all its accessories. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 4
    ...service. Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 5
    Highlights of the XA10 The Canon XA10 HD Camcorder is a high-performance camcorder whose compact size makes it ideal in a variety of situations. The following are just some of the many functions featured in the camcorder. HD Recording HD CMOS PRO and DIGIC DV III ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 6
    ... with the desired exposure. Added and improved functionality Other functions include two types of video scopes (0 84), conversion to standard definition (0 139) and Story Creator mode (0 105), which allows you to create engrossing video stories. C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 7
    ...s software (0 135, 139). Standard Definition Convert your HD movies, in the camcorder itself, to standard definition files (0 139). * Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 8
    ...ROMs 13 Names of Parts 15 8 2 Preparations 22 Charging the Battery Pack 22 Preparing the Camcorder 24 Attaching the Microphone Holder Unit 24 Attaching the ... in AUTO Mode 42 Recording in y (Manual) Mode 46 Quick Start Function 48 Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) 49...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 9
    ... Monitor during [y Manual Exposure] Recording Program 84 Displaying the Edge Monitor 84 Video Snapshot... 92 Loading Camera Settings from a Memory Card 92 5 Playback 93 Playing Back Video ...Photos 104 C Y P O 7 External Connections 124 Terminals on the Camcorder 124 Connection Diagrams 125 Playback ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 10
    ...144 Setup Menus 146 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays 155 Troubleshooting 159 List of Messages 164 Handling Precautions 171 Camcorder 171 Battery Pack 172 Memory Card 172 Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery 173 Lithium Button Battery 173...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 11
    ... About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon XA10. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for .... Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (0 159). 11 Conventions Used in this Manual • IMPORTANT: ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 12
    ...on the screen. Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO]. The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown ...g, when recording movies. j The names of physical buttons and switches on the camcorder are indicated within a "button" frame. For example h. The arrow ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 13
    ... Accessories and CD-ROMs The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: 13 CA-570 Compact Power Adapter (.... screws) WL-D89 Wireless Controller (incl. CR2025 lithium button battery) CTC-100/S Component...Lens cap Stylus Pen STV-250N Stereo Video Cable Yellow • Red • White plugs IFC-...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 14
    ... music. • Music Data/Image Mix Data CD-ROM (referred in the manual as "Camcorder Supplemental Disc"). Contains the following components. - Music data - ... be used with the image mix function (image mix frames). * The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file). C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 15
    ... 18 17 16 15 8 9 14 Handle unit front screw (0 24) RESET button (0 162) 2 (camera/play) button (0 31) DISP. (onscreen display) button (0 87)/BATT. INFO (battery info) button (0 158) 5 Double memory card slot cover 6 Memory card slot X (0 37) 7 Memory...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 16
    Names of Parts Right side view 1 16 10 9 2 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 XLR terminals for CH1 and CH2 (0 75) Built-in microphone (0 78) MIC terminal (0 73) Grip belt (0 27) USB terminal (0 124, 126, 137) C 5 Y P O 4 3 6 7 8 9 10 HDMI OUT terminal...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 17
    Names of Parts Front view 6 5 4 3 1 17 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tally lamp (0 153) Instant AF sensor (0 174) Infrared light (0 89) Microphone cable clamp (0 24) Microphone holder unit (0 24) Microphone lock screw (0 24) C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 18
    Names of Parts Back view 18 11 10 9 1 2 3 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Viewfinder (0 25) START/STOP button (0 41) Strap mount (0 27) DC IN terminal (0 22) Dioptric adjustment lever (0 25) CUSTOM (customizable) dial (0 90) CUSTOM (customizable) button (0 90) C Y P O 7 6 5 8 9 4 LCD touch screen (0 26,...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 19
    ... 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Accessory shoe Cold shoe for attaching accessories such as the optional VL-10Li II Battery Video Light. C Y P O 6 5 START/STOP button (0 41) START/STOP lock ( ) lever (0 47) Mode switch (0 31) Eye cup POWER button ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 20
    Names of Parts Bottom view 20 1 1 2 3 Serial number BATTERY RELEASE switch (0 23) Tripod socket (0 29) C Y P O 3 2
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 21
    Names of Parts Wireless Controller WL-D89 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 START/STOP button (0 41) b (index selection) button (0 97) Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode. MENU button (0 33, 146) DISP. (onscreen display) button (0 87...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 22
    ...fully charge it and then use the camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing ...s DC IN terminal. 4 Attach the battery pack to the camcorder. • Press the battery pack softly into ... off the camcorder. After a moment, the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will start flashing in red (battery...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 23
    ... it out. 23 BATTERY RELEASE switch IMPORTANT • Turn off the camcorder before connecting ... °F), charging will not start. • The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off. • If the power.... • If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder using the compact...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 24
    ...Camcorder This section covers the basic preparations for the camcorder such as attaching the handle unit and lens... straps, be careful not to drop the camcorder. 24 Attaching the Microphone Holder Unit Use... rear screws with a coin or similar object. • The camcorder is functional even if you remove...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 25
    Preparing the Camcorder Attaching the Lens Hood Attach the lens hood to protect the lens and ...recording. 1 Pull out the viewfinder. 2 Press x to turn on the camcorder. 3 Adjust the viewfinder using the dioptric adjustment ...use if you flip back the outer edge of the eye cup toward the camcorder body....
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 26
    ... Make sure you keep the eye cup attached when using the camcorder. • For details about how to take care of the viewfinder, refer to Handling ... in the picture when recording with the self timer. - To allow the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller from the front. 180° C 90° Y P ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 27
    ... to use the LCD screen. Turn on the LCD backlight to make it brighter. With the camcorder on, hold h pressed down for more than 2 seconds. • Repeat ... NOTES • Using the bright setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery pack. • You can further adjust the brightness of the LCD...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 28
    Preparing the Camcorder Attaching an optional wrist strap Attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the grip belt, adjust the ... Controller Y P O First, insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless controller. 1 Press the tab in the direction of the arrow and pull out the...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 29
    .... • You can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to use the wireless controller from the front of the camcorder. • When you operate the wireless ... is situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight. C Y P O Using a Tripod You can mount the camcorder on a tripod but do not use tripods with ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 30
    ... screen, to select a setting from the menus, to select the subject whom the camcorder will recognize as the main subject of the scene, etc. Drag While applying ...pages or to adjust slider controls like the volume. IMPORTANT • The camcorder uses a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Press firmly when...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 31
    ... if you just prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder settings. Enjoy full access to menus, settings ... the camera/play button S to switch the camcorder between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can press S when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback mode. Operating ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 32
    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Menus Many of the camcorder's functions can be adjusted from the FUNC. panel and the setup menus. For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (0 144). FUNC. Panel 32 Operating modes: The FUNC. ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 33
    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Setup Menus Operating modes: * * In mode setup menus cannot be accessed and most menu settings will be ... 2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup menus. • You can also press u on the wireless controller. 33 3 Touch the tab of the desired menu. 4 Drag your finger up and ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 34
    ...You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using ...you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery may discharge ... again. C Y P O Changing the Language The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 35
    First Time Settings Changing the Time Zone Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is New York. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen. [FUNC.] [MENU] 6 [Time Zone/DST] • Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode. ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 36
    ...Card Using a Memory Card Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder You can use ...types of commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards with this camcorder. As of October 2010, the movie recording ... use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using memory cards with other devices, such...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 37
    ...sure to initialize (0 40) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder. 1 Turn off ...camcorder. - Do not remove the memory card. • Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing.... Inserting or removing the memory card with the camcorder on may result in permanent data loss. • Memory...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 38
    ...movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The default memory for recording both is the built-... to record movies in the built-in memory or memory card X if you later want to convert ... (f9497). Operating modes: C Y P O 1 Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 39
    ... insert it into memory card slot X. • There will be a momentary stop in the scene at the point where the camcorder switches ... function: - Turning off the camcorder. - Opening the double memory card slot cover. - Changing .... Operating modes: 1 Insert memory cards into memory card slot X and memory ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 40
    ... the Memory Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You ... files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the memory card: - Windows users: Use the supplied ... OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC] folder on the supplied Camcorder...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 41
    ... read the IMPORTANT section (0 47) before using an Eye-Fi card. POINTS TO CHECK • Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that the camcorder is operating correctly. 41 Preparing to Record 1 Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (0 22). 2 Turn on the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 42
    ...you use mode to shoot video and take photos, the camcorder will automatically adjust various ...Set the mode switch to . 42 2 Turn on the camcorder. To record video Press g to begin recording. • Press ... have finished recording 2 Turn off the camcorder. 3 Close the LCD panel. C Y P O 1 Make sure...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 43
    ...graphical elements using stamps, drawings, image mix and more. About the Smart AUTO function In mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain characteristics of the subject, background, lighting conditions, etc. It will then adjust various settings...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 44
    ...double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. -... 132), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or... Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y will be uploaded automatically after setting the camcorder to playback mode...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 45
    ...Auto Power Off] is set to [A On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes. Press x to turn on the camcorder. ... Lens], [Camcorder Shake Indicator], [IR Light], [IR Rec Color]. - 8 menu: [Video ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 46
    ...mode), you can enjoy full access to the menus and manually adjust the exposure, focus, white balance and many more... Latest Scene Recorded You can review the last 4 seconds of the last scene recorded with the camcorder without switching to playback mode. While reviewing the latest scene, the picture ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 47
    ...memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder....132), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss ...Power Off] is set to [A On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery pack ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 48
    ... mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when you are using a battery pack. Additionally, ... being displayed or while using the viewfinder. The camcorder may also not enter standby mode when the battery charge is too low. Check that the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 49
    ... Quality (Recording Mode) Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode) The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. ... Blu-ray discs. • The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes. • The camcorder retains ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 50
    ... frame rate will achieve the same cinematic look as [E PF24], the difference being that video is recorded as true 24p. * Recorded as 60i. NOTES • Movies... 24P] frame rate cannot be converted to standard definition using the camcorder. If you want to upload your movies to video sharing Web sites, ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 51
    ... You can adjust the focus manually and use the peaking function to assist you or you can let the camcorder focus for you by using autofocus. With autofocus, you can set the autofocus speed. The camcorder also features two more focusing functions, face detection and Touch...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 52
    ...6 [Focus Preset Speed] setting to adjust the speed at which the camcorder returns to the preset focus position. NOTES • The preset... will not appear in your recordings. C Y P O Autofocus When autofocus is activated, the camcorder continuously adjusts the focus on the subject in the center of the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 53
    ... AF] Sets the autofocus to Medium AF. The camcorder focuses more smoothly on the subject than ... ring to focus manually. When you stop turning the ring, the camcorder returns to autofocus. This is useful ... other than [q Night Scene], [p Low Light], [M Fireworks] or [y Manual Exposure]. By default, face...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 54
    ...indicated by a white face detection frame and the camcorder will optimize the settings for that person. Other faces... is detected and use manual focus for all other scenes. The camcorder will also adjust... the button. • The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 55
    ... & Track When recording a group of people using face detection, the camcorder will automatically detect one person as the main subject. You can...subject in the vicinity that shares similar characteristics to the selected subject, the camcorder may start tracking the incorrect subject. Touch the screen...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 56
    ... zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on the camcorder, using the zoom rocker on the handle, using ...zoom* (40x or 200x) with the 7 [Digital Zoom] setting. This camcorder also features a digital tele-converter,...You can also use the zoom buttons on the wireless controller. Setting the Zoom Speed You ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 57
    ...too fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more trouble focusing automatically while zooming. To set the handle zoom rocker's and wireless controller... fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more trouble focusing automatically while zooming...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 58
    Zooming Using the Touch Screen's Zoom Controls 1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen. [FUNC.] [ZOOM] • The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom. 58 • Touch anywhere within the Q area to zoom out or anywhere within the...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 59
    ... the digital tele-converter, you can digitally increase the focal length of the camcorder by a factor of approx. 2 and record the enlarged image at full HD resolution. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Digital Zoom] screen. [FUNC.] [MENU] 7 [Digital ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 60
    ...zoom approaches full wide angle. [ Standard] Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is...IS. • appears in yellow, while Powered IS is activated. The degree of camcorder shake will be indicated by the icon itself ( ), but you can turn...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 61
    ...Control (AGC) Limit When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get ...gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can select the AGC ...than the Special Scene recording programs and [y Manual Exposure]. 1 Open the AGC limit adjustment ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 62
    ... Exposure Recording Programs With the automatic exposure (AE) recording programs, the camcorder will adjust the shutter speed and/or aperture value to obtain the ... along the dial. Options ( Default value) [A Programmed AE] The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed to obtain ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 63
    ...shutter speeds. - Recording movies under fluorescent lights: If the screen starts to flicker, select... is not appropriate for the recording conditions. In such case, select a different value. • During exposure... the aperture value or shutter speed before manually adjusting the exposure. • If you set...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 64
    ...under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). In such cases, adjusting the exposure will correct this. This camcorder features a dedicated recording program, [y Manual Exposure], for adjusting the exposure manually. However, you can ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 65
    ... overexposed, so you can correct the exposure appropriately. The camcorder offers two levels of zebra pattern: With 100... your recordings. 65 Exposure Compensation When you use a recording program other than [y Manual Exposure], the camcorder will adjust the exposure automatically. However, you can...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 66
    ... and the adjustment value is set at ±0. • Touch [y] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure. 66 3 Touch [y] or [A] or drag your finger ... [Highlights] and then touch [f]. • Touch [Normal] to return the camcorder to normal Touch AE settings. C Y P O To use backlight correction ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 67
    ... is completed, g stops flashing and disappears. The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even ... it off. Options ( Default value) [Y Automatic] The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural ... white balance settings to make white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 68
    .... The result will still be better than with [Y Automatic]. • Using a custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases: - Changing lighting conditions - Close-ups - Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest) - ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 69
    ... recording program and then touch [a]. Options ( [FPortrait] Default value) The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject ... on a sunny beach without the subject being underexposed. [KSunset] To record sunsets in vibrant colors. [p Low Light] To record in low-light ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 70
    ...White points may appear on the screen. - Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually. • [M Fireworks]: To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we recommend using a tripod. C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 71
    Image Effects Image Effects You can adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image. Operating modes: POINTS TO CHECK • Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs. • Image effects are not available in infrared mode. 71 1 Open the image...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 72
    ...on the screen. Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO]. The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown ... or touching [PHOTO] (on the screen), when recording photos. - Turning off the camcorder. - Changing the camcorder's operating mode. - Closing the LCD panel ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 73
    ... input switch to INT. • If you connect a microphone to the MIC terminal while the audio input switch is set to INT, the camcorder will switch automatically from the built-in microphone to the external microphone. Audio input switch C Y P O To use ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 74
    .... • For details about using the WM-V1, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the microphone. 74 To use commercially available microphones 1... the plug is smaller than ∅ 9.5 mm. • When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder, 7 [Wind Screen] will automatically be set to [B ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 75
    ... the Recording Channel You can select to which channel the camcorder will record audio. 1 Open the [XLR Rec Channel] screen....of the desired channel to ON. IMPORTANT • When connecting a microphone or device that does not support phantom power, make sure to set the XLR terminal switch to MIC or LINE,...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 76
    ... indicators will appear, the top one for the builtin microphone, and the bottom one for the external audio. • Touch [z Automatic] to return the camcorder to automatic audio recording levels. Manual audio level adjustment Audio level indicator Current audio ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 77
    ... XLR terminal, activate the microphone attenuator with the ATT switches. For a microphone connected to the MIC terminal, adjust the audio recording level manually. • We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while adjusting ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 78
    ...] Mono recording that emphasizes sound coming from the front of the camcorder. [ Normal] Standard stereo recording; a middle point ...-in microphone. In the following cases, the built-in microphone's directionality cannot be changed. - When an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal with...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 79
    ... recording sound using the builtin microphone. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Built-in Mic Freq. Response] ...recording conditions. [ Boost LF Range] Accentuates the low-frequency range for more powerful sound....Low Cut Filter] Filters the low-frequency range to reduce the noise of blowing wind, a car's...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 80
    ... you can mix audio from the built-in microphone with external audio from the MIC terminal and adjust ... external audio input can be from the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, a commercially available external ... after connecting an optional WM-V1 wireless microphone. 4 Activate the audio mix. [Audio ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 81
    ... which is used for both the headphones and the audio/video output. Before connecting the headphones, follow ... not appear on the screen. The noise output in such case may be harmful to your hearing. NOTES ... of the AV OUT/X terminal will return automatically to AV output when you turn off the camcorder....
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 82
    ... to the REMOTE terminal on the camcorder. For details about using the zoom remote controller, refer to the instruction manual of the ZR-2000 or ZR-1000. Functions Available...the ZR-2000 only: switching between autofocus and manual focus, Push AF* and focus assistance (MAGNIFYING...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 83
    Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal You can have the camcorder output and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Color Bars & Test Tone] screen. [FUNC.] [MENU] 8 [Color Bars & Test Tone] 2 Touch the desired option* and ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 84
    Video Scopes Video Scopes The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor. It can also display an edge monitor* to help you... Exposure] [A Programmed AE] 2 Open the exposure adjustment screen. 3 Touch [ ] (manual adjustment) and then touch [ ] (waveform monitor). • The ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 85
    ... short scenes. Then, play back your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite ...Touch [B Off] to return to normal video recording mode. 3 Press g. • The camcorder records for a few seconds ... mode. • When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily turn black as if a camera shutter ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 86
    ...Any of the following actions will deactivate the pre-recording function. - Leaving the camcorder without any operation for 5 minutes. - Changing the position of the mode switch. - Pressing S. - Activating video snapshot. - Setting the camcorder to standby mode. - Touching any of the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 87
    ... to display the playback controls. About the Data Code With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code (date/time of recording, information about the camera setup, etc.). You can select the information to be displayed with the y /...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 88
    Faders Faders The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to fade-in or fade-out scenes. You have the option ... cinema-look filter in mode. - When recording scenes with decorations. - When recording video snapshot scenes. - While pre-recording is activated. ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 89
    ...do not point the lens at strong sources of light or heat. The camcorder's sensitivity to such sources is much higher than when shooting video normally. If there are such sources in the picture before you switch the camcorder to infrared mode, shield the lens ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 90
    ... CUSTOM dial. Options [o Tv/Av] ( Default value) [ Manual Exposure] When you set the recording program to [y Manual Exposure], press f to toggle between the aperture value, shutter speed and gain. ... you set [P AGC Limit] in the FUNC. panel to [y Manual], you can adjust the AGC limit with ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 91
    Assignable Buttons Assignable Buttons The camcorder conveniently features 2 buttons to which you can assign ...] Activates Story Creator mode (0 105). [Z Video Snapshot] Turns video snapshot on/off (0 85). [m...[ AF/MF] Switches between autofocus and manual focus (0 51). This option is available only for...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 92
    ... memory card, the screen will turn black momentarily and the camcorder will restart. NOTES • This camcorder can load settings from other Canon XA10 and VIXIA HF G10 camcorders. Loading menu settings will replace all the menu settings currently in the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 93
    5 Playback Playback Playing Back Video Playing Back Video Operating modes: 1 Press S. • You can also press and hold B on the wireless controller for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode. 93 2 Open the date ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 94
    Playing Back Video 4 Touch the desired scene to play it back. • Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene in the index screen. • Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback, the playback controls will disappear automatically ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 95
    ... not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder's operating mode. • You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded on a memory card using another device. C Y P O...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 96
    Playing Back Video 3D Flip View Touch [ ] in the date index screen to switch to 3D Flip View. This convenient way of displaying scenes grouped by recording date in a 3D layout can be useful to flip through a large number of recordings. 96 ARecording date. BDrag your finger left to go to the next ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 97
    .... In the gallery, you can find your scenes grouped as video stories. If you record movies using the Story ...in the story you created; scenes recorded without using this function will appear in the [Unsorted] story (or [Video Snapshot] story, in the case of video snapshot scenes). When you play back a ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 98
    Deleting Scenes and Stories Deleting Scenes and Stories You can delete those scenes and stories that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory. Operating modes: 98 Deleting a Single Scene 1 Play back the scene you wish to delete. 2 Touch ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 99
    Deleting Scenes and Stories Deleting a Single Scene from a Story 1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to delete. [b] [ Gallery] Bring the desired story to the front [Scene List] 2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 100
    ... the scenes it contains. The two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot], cannot be deleted. 1 Open the gallery. [b] [ Gallery]...open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder's operating mode. C Y...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 101
    ... any special playback modes (fast playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary to locate the desired point. 5 Divide the scene. [A Divide] [Yes] • The video from the division point to the end of the scene will appear as a new scene in the index screen. NOTES • When advancing/reversing frames ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 102
    Selecting the Playback Starting Point Selecting the Playback Starting Point If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the scene from a certain point. You can use the movie timeline to break the scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to 6 minutes. ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 103
    ...capture the video snapshot scene. 2 Press g to capture the video snapshot scene. • The camcorder captures the video snapshot scene for about 4 ...a video snapshot scene less than 1 second from the end of the scene, the video snapshot scene will be captured starting from the beginning of the following...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 104
    Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie Capturing Photos You can capture a single photo or a series ... (0 104) before using an Eye-Fi card. To select the photo capture settings 104 1 Open the [Photo Capture from Video] screen. [MENU] 8 [Photo Capture from Video] 2 Touch [A Single ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 105
    ... Style Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories Story Creator is a helpful function... in a number of situations. With Story Creator, creating a video story with a structured yet interested storyline... [Yes]. • A new story will be created and the camcorder will enter record pause mode. The selected...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 106
    ....] and then touch [ 2 Touch [Yes]. NOTES • When recording video snapshot scenes, you can have the camcorder automatically link the length of video snapshot scenes to the recommended length of story scenes with the 8 [Video Snapshot Length] setting. • During Story Creator mode, ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 107
    Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories Recording Additional Scenes within an Existing Story 1 Start Story Creator mode....down to select a category and touch the orange frame on the right (number of scenes). • The camcorder will enter record pause mode and the selected story scene category will...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 108
    ...Mode and Cinema-Look Filters In mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several ...mode you can also use a variety of professional cinemalook filters to create unique movies ...filters 1 Touch [5] to open the adjustment screen. 2 Touch [L] (low), [M] (medium) or [H] (high). 3 Touch [f] and then...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 109
    CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters Options ( Default value) The camcorder offers 9 cinema-look filters. Select the desired filter while ... (onscreen guidance) NOTES 109 • Photos cannot be recorded while the camcorder is set to mode. • When recording in mode, the 8 [Frame Rate] setting will ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 110
    Adding Decorations Adding Decorations Using the decoration function, you can add various graphical elements to the picture, such as stamps, watermarks, the date/time, and even your own freehand drawings. Freehand drawings can help emphasize a portion of the picture to attract viewers' attention. ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 111
    ... can add a watermark to the picture using image mix. G[C]* In recording mode: pause the live video. Touch [C] again to restore the live video. You can add decorations to and record the frozen image. In playback mode: pause the playback. Touch [A] to resume ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 112
    ...[Select Image] screen. [ ] [ON] C Y P O ] (black text). 2 Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image mix frame. • You can touch one of the memory icons at the bottom of the screen to read image mix frames saved on a different memory. 3 Touch [f] to mix the selected frame with the live video.
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 113
    ... or green area, which will be replaced by the live video using Chroma Key mixing. Refer .... The image files are in the [MY_PICT] folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc. Example of an image used ... Blue/Green area that will be replaced by the live video To use the Chroma Key function 1 Open...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 114
    ...8 [Rec Media for Movies] is set to [f] (the built-in memory), you will not be able to select image mix fames saved on a memory card. • Image mix cannot be selected during playback or while converting a scene to standard definition. Select the image mix during playback pause or before starting the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 115
    .... • All applicable scenes will be played back from the first scene to the last. When playback ends, the camcorder will return to the gallery. • During the playback of a story other than [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot], touch the screen and then touch [ ]...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 116
    ... or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder's operating mode. 116 C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 117
    Rating Scenes Rating Scenes You can rate story scenes immediately after recording them (0 43) or during playback. You can then select multiple scenes with the same rating, for example, in order to play back or copy only your favorite scenes. Operating modes: 117 Rating Scenes from the List of ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 118
    ... Music Tracks as Background Music The supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc contains 3 music tracks ... scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on the memory card, you will need to transfer the music tracks to the memory card in advance. See the NOTES section (0 120). 1 Open the gallery or date index ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 119
    ...a commercially available audio cable with at least one mini-stereo plug (to connect to the MIC terminal on the camcorder); the other end will depend on external player ...music playback and touch [a] on the camcorder. • Touch [External Player Link] to link the video playback to the start/end...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 120
    ... music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the memory card: - Windows users: Use the supplied PIXELAମ., refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software. - Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC] folder on the supplied Camcorder ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 121
    ... story scene category that contains no other scenes. **When copying a scene, you can touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. 6 Touch [OK] and then touch [f]. NOTES • You cannot copy or move scenes to the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot]. C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 122
    Selecting a Story's Thumbnail Image Selecting a Story's Thumbnail Image Initially, the image used as the story's thumbnail is the first frame of the first scene in the story. You can set your favorite scene as the thumbnail that will represent the story in the gallery. Operating modes: 1 ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 123
    ...the title later on. The title can be up to 14 characters long (available characters are limited). The title of the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot] cannot be changed. Operating modes: 1 Open the gallery. [b] [ Gallery] 123 2 Select the story whose title you want to change....
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 124
    ... and terminal cover. The component video terminal is for video only. When you use connection ... while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder. Adjust the volume on the connected ... audio and video in a single convenient cable. * When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 125
    ... connection using a single cable for both video and audio. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio ...definition TV (HDTV) with component video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder: -6 [AV/Headphones] to...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 126
    ... a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder: -y [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or ...a compatible digital video recorder to copy your recordings. USB Cable (supplied) NOTES • Power the camcorder using the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 127
    Playback on a TV Screen Playback on a TV Screen Connect the camcorder to a TV to view and check your recordings. Playback on ...On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV. 4 Turn on the camcorder and...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 128
    Viewing Photos Photos 8 Photos Viewing Photos Operating modes: 128 1 Press S. 2 Open the [Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed. [b] [Photos] 3 Look for the photo you want to play back. • Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 photos per page; move it toward P to show 6 photos ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 129
    ... the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder's operating mode. •...files may not be displayed correctly. - Images not recorded with this camcorder. - Images edited on a computer. - Images whose file names ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 130
    ... all the desired photos, touch [OK]. Options [Select] Select individual photos to delete. [All Photos] Delete all the photos. IMPORTANT • Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered. • Photos that were protected with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 131
    Slideshow Slideshow You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music. Operating modes: 1 Open the [Photos] index screen. [b] [Photos] 2 Select the background music to use during the photo slideshow. • Music tracks: Steps 2 - 3 (0 118). External audio: Steps 2 - 4 (0 119). ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 132
    ... recordings, you must select recordings in the built-in memory or on memory card X. In either case, the recordings will be copied to memory card Y. Scenes and...that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory) or 4 tab (memory card X). • To copy all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 133
    ...Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory) or 4 tab (memory card X). 2 Open the [Play by Rating] screen. [Story Details] [Play by ... that you are viewing photos recorded in the built-in memory or on memory card X. (f or 4 appears next to the photo number.) 2 Touch the screen to display...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 134
    ... open the double memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder's operating mode. • When ... use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 142). NOTES • In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 135
    ... leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied PIXELA's software. Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer ... adapter. • If the camcorder is connected to the computer while it is powered only by the battery pack, previously saved video files cannot be...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 136
    ... The camcorder will appear as a new device (or drive), for example, [Canon XA10]. Use the program of your choice or ... 7/Vista: Your photos can be found under [Canon XA10] > [Removable Storage] > [DCIM] > [xxxCANON], ... XP: Your photos can be found under [Canon XA10]. • Mac OS X: iPhoto will start up ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 137
    ... in high definition. If the external digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the ... the screen. Recording Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to the instruction manual of the digital video recorder. C Y P O In Standard Definition You can copy...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 138
    ... story you wish to copy and pause the playback shortly just before the desired scene. 4 Camcorder: Resume playback. • By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video signal. You can change the displays by repeatedly pressing...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 139
    ... the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. Refer to the Installation Guide (supplied leaflet) and ...a confirmation screen will appear. • Connect the camcorder to the computer at this point (0 141) to continue uploading the converted videos to the Web or touch ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 140
    Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites To select individual scenes (step 4) 1 Touch on the... 5) Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes, while a lower bit rate... If you are converting a long scene, you can have the camcorder divide it into 10-minute SD ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 141
    ... to the Computer and Uploading your Videos 1 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB... (PDF file). 141 IMPORTANT • While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open..., you will need to upload the SD movies manually when you connect the camcorder to the computer. First...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 142
    ... Eye-Fi card and completed all the required configuration setup in advance. Refer to the instruction manual of the Eye-Fi card. Please read the IMPORTANT section ...i [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [B Off] h Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder (0 163) o Error reading from ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 143
    ... communication drains the power of the battery pack faster than usual. We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. - While files are ... not available when the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is attached to the camcorder. Any wireless transfer in progress will be...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 144
    ... [C Aperture-Pri. AE], [y Manual Exposure] [F Portrait], [G Sports], [q Night Scene], [I Snow], [J Beach], [K Sunset], [p Low Light], [L Spotlight], [M ... Fluorescent H], [d Tungsten], [ Color Temperature], [ Set 1], [ Set 2] [z Automatic], [y Manual] Setting options/Function AUTO y CINEMA 0 33 62, ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 145
    ...CINEMA 0 110 ] (image mix): Toggle on or off, [C] (pause live video) - - 105 [ Story Creator] Story themes, [New Story] [A On], [B Off] [A On], [B Off [Z Video Snapshot] [d Pre REC]1 [ Review Recording]1 1 2 3 85 86 46 145 Option not available in mode. Option...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 146
    ... for recordings on memory card Y (7 tab). Operation not available for the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot]. Edit Panel ... Button * Operation not available for recordings on memory card Y (7 tab). Setup Menus 7 Camera Setup Menu item [Digital Zoom]1 [Soft Zoom Control] [Zoom ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 147
    ...80 80 [Onscreen Markers] [Camcorder Shake Indicator] [A On], [B Off] [IR Light] [IR Rec ... indicates the zoom. • When [G 40x] or [H 200x] is selected, the camcorder will switch automatically to digital zoom when you... change even if you set the camcorder to mode. • If a trailing afterimage appears...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 148
    .... [Wind Screen]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind when recording outdoors. • Some low-frequency sounds ... Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions. [O Automatic]: The camcorder will automatically activate the microphone attenuator as necessary for optimal audio ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 149
    Appendix: Menu Options Lists [TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the supplied STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, select the setting ...When the TV type is set to [F Normal TV], during the playback of video originally recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 150
    ...101-0101 every time you insert a new memory card. [b Continuous]: Photo numbers will continue from the number following that of the last photo recorded with the camcorder. • If the memory card you insert already contains a photo with a larger number, a...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 151
    ...Press and Hold], [y Toggle On/Off] [o Tv/Av], [ Manual Exposure], [P AGC Limit], [e Exposure], [B Off] [... Only AF], [ Story Creator], [Z Video Snapshot], [m WB Priority], [Y IR Light], [ Audio Output CH],... Only AF], [ Story Creator], [Z Video Snapshot], [m WB Priority], [Y IR Light], [ Audio Output CH...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 152
    ...Automatic], [B Off - - 92 - - 142 Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an optional HDMI cable. Option ... displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder. [LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen. • ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 153
    ... when the camcorder is recording, the camcorder is in standby mode, the wireless controller is being operated, the battery level is low or the memory is full. ... You can set Quick Start to [Off], for example, if the camcorder is set on a fixed position and you want to keep recording video with the LCD...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 154
    ... to the camcorder's video input. Then, you can use the up/down/left/right buttons and the OK... the TV itself to activate the HDMICEC function. Refer to the TV's instruction manual. • Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed even when connecting the camcorder to compatible ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 155
    ...Control button [ ]: Return to the list of story scenes (0 106) C Y P O 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Memory operation (0 158) Image stabilizer (0 60) Remaining battery time (0 158) Zoom (0 58) Recording mode (0 49) Current story scene (category) (0 106) Recommended scene length (0 106) Decoration (0 110)
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 156
    ... Icons and Displays , Recording Movies y Manual mode CINEMA mode 22 23... AGC limit (0 61); Gain (during the [y Manual Exposure] recording program) (0 64) 18... AF/ N Normal AF (0 146), MF Manual focus (0 51) 19 Face detection... button: Last function used ([ZOOM] in this case) 43 Aperture value (0 62, 64...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 157
    ...(during playback) 11 7 51 52 9 23 53 54 50 55 56 14 157 50 Playback control buttons (0 94) 51 External audio input (0 119) 52 Eye-Fi wireless communication (0 142) 53 Scene number Viewing Photos 57 58 54 Audio output channel (0 153) 55 Data code (0 87, 148) 56 Volume and background music balance ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 158
    ... turn off without displaying . • Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately. • When the camcorder is off, press R to display the charge status of a battery pack. The Intelligent System will ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 159
    ... battery pack attached. Battery packs not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using .... - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center. A noise ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 160
    ...the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center. Cannot create a new story. - A memory can contain a maximum of 98 user-created stories...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 161
    ... some space or replace the memory card. 4/7 lights up in red. C Y P O - A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the ... at 0.5-second intervals). - Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center.
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 162
    ... Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly. Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does..., remove the battery pack and disconnect all other power sources from the camcorder. Then,... to default values. Video noise appears on screen. - Keep a distance between the camcorder and ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 163
    ...- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume. - If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it. - The AV terminal is set ... memory card. - Initialize the memory card (0 40) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time. - The LOCK switch on the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 164
    ... the TV. Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen. - The video input on the TV ... of functions available differs depending on the type of TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV. The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 165
    ... this battery pack? - You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder. - If you are using a ... with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center. Cannot convert - Cannot access the memory card. Check ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 166
    ...). If the problem persists, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot play back Check the memory card - There is a problem with the memory card. Save ...] option (0 40). If the problem persists, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot record Check the memory card - There is a problem with the memory card. ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 167
    ...not available in mode. Change the camcorder to or mode. Change the battery pack - Battery pack is exhausted....: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If 4/7 turns ... supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card. Select [Recover] to try ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 168
    ... all the photos on the memory card (0 130) or initialize it (0 40). Initialize only using the camcorder - There is a problem with the file system that prevents accessing the selected ... memory card into the camcorder (0 37). No photos - There are no photos to play back. No scenes - ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 169
    ... already contains the maximum number of stories (98 user-created stories in any one given ... that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to memory card Y. Task in progress. Do ... that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to memory card Y. To record video on this memory ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 170
    ... Reduce the number of scenes to be converted to SD. Unable to recognize the data - You transferred data to the camcorder recorded using a video configuration that is not supported (PAL ...selected memory card is not supported. The movies can be played back but you cannot edit them or record ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 171
    ... case of damage and create more free space on the memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss. • Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD ... camcorder does not function properly, consult qualified service personnel. • Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 172
    ... you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800 Battery Charger. • We recommend using genuine Canon battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark. • If you attach to the camcorder battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs, will appear and the ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 173
    .... LOCK switch Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium ...other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge.... If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The battery case may break and...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 174
    ...Y P O To avoid condensation • Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature. • Remove the memory card and battery pack. Then, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust gradually to temperature changes ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 175
    ...Abroad Power Sources You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 176
    ... differs from area to area) The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder. Select accessories are described in more detail in the following ...58 mm, ND4L Filter 58 mm, ND8L Filter 58 mm VL-10Li II Battery Video Light ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller HTC-100 HDMI Cable C Y P ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 177
    ...Accessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. ... Using the camcorder Using the CG-800 Battery Charger BP-808 BP-809 150 min. 105 min. ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 178
    Accessories Using the built-in memory Battery pack Recording mode MXP FXP BP-808 BP-809 XP+ SP LP MXP FXP BP-819 XP... 310 min. 315 min. 315 min. 455 min. 465 min. 475 min. 475 min. 480 min. 178 Using a memory card Battery pack Recording mode MXP FXP BP-808 BP-809 XP+ SP LP MXP FXP BP-819 XP+ SP LP ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 179
    ... Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5. • The image stabilizer is not as ... while the camcorder is mounted on a tripod and you want to ensure maximum stability of a shot. SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 180
    Accessories This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark. 180 C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 181
    ... CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-808 Battery Pack WL-D89 Wireless Controller STV-250N Stereo Video Cable 8468A002AA 2740B002AA D83-0790-000 ... mm ND4L Filter 58 mm ND8L Filter 58 mm VL-10Li II Battery Video Light WM-V1 Wireless Microphone ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 182
    Specifications Specifications XA10 - Values given are approximate figures. 182 System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD ... compression: Dolby Digital 2ch Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2 Image compression: JPEG * This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 183
    ... shield, pin2: hot, pin3: cold), 2 sets (balanced) Sensitivity: For microphone input: -60 dBu (manual volume center, full scale -18 dB) / 600 Ω For line input: 4 dBu (manual volume center, full scale -18 dB) / 10 kΩ Microphone attenuator: 20 dB • MIC Terminal ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 184
    ...Power/Others • Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)...): 130 x 177 x 205 mm (5.1 x 7.0 x 8.0 in.) • Weight (camcorder body only): 775 g (1.7 lb) 184 ... • Operating temperature : 0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F) • Battery capacity: 890 mAh (typical); 6.3 Wh...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 185
    ...in the memory under the following folders. In the built-in memory: \CANON\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV On the memory card: \CANON\PRIVATE\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99...\CANON\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG On the memory card: \CANON\PRIVATE\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 186
    ...(recording program) ...69 Built-in backup battery ...173 C Camcorder supplemental disc ...14 Capturing photos/video snapshot scenes from a movie ...103 Chroma key ...... O G H I Gallery ...97, 115 Handle Unit ...24 HD to SD conversion ...139, 141 HDMI OUT terminal ...124, ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 187
    ... ...148 Microphone directionality ...78 Mode switch ...31 Reviewing recordings ...46 S Saving recordings Transferring to a computer ...135 Using external video recorders ...... REMOTE terminal ...82 Resetting all camcorder settings ...162 Uploading movies to video sharing Web sites ......
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 188
    W Waveform monitor ...84 White balance ...67 Wide angle ...56 Wind screen ...148 Wireless controller ...24 Z Zebra pattern ...65 Zoom ...56 Digital zoom ...147 Soft zoom control ...58 Zoom speed level ...56 188 X XLR terminals ...74 C Y P O
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 189
    USA CANON DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE UNITED STATES The limited warranty set...("Canon USA") with respect to Canon Digital Video Products (the "Products")* purchased in the United States. Warranty coverage...any kind by Canon USA. Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale ...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 190
    ... Canada Inc. ("Canon Canada") with respect to Canon Digital Video Products (the "Products") purchased ... products modification or failure to follow instructions contained in the instruction manual; ii) the use of accessories,... regular business hours at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666) LIMITATIONS Except...
  • Canon XA10 | XA10 Instruction Manual - Page 191
    ... you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (USA only). CANADA CANON CANADA INC. 6390 Dixie Road,... au Canada seulement). MÉXICO CANON MEXICANA, S DE RL DE CV Blvd. Manuel..., C.P. 11000 México, D.F., México CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE 100...



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