Canon VIXIA HF R50, VIXIA HF R52, VIXIA HF R500 Camcorders Instruction Manual

Discover a world of new shooting possibilities with VIXIA HF R500 camcorder’s giant 57x Advanced Zoom! Get up close from virtually anywhere and feel free to walk while shooting: the camcorder’s SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer will keep your video sharp and steady. Capture truly impressive, amazingly realistic 1920 x 1080 Full HD video with the Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. Even the fastest moving subjects are rendered with crisp detail thanks to 1080/60p recording in easy-to-share MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) formats, and video is recorded directly to a convenient, removable SD memory card. Parents take note: Advanced Baby Mode gives you an easy, organized way to track the daily development of up to three children. Just pick up the camcorder and start shooting: there’s no need to worry about settings in this mode – every precious moment is automatically captured with the best possible quality for the shooting conditions. Not only is this camcorder easy to control with its 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD and fast, intuitive interface, but it also incorporates lots of ways to make your video polished, creative and of the highest quality. Intelligent IS optimizes image stabilization for the given conditions, while Smart AUTO chooses the best camcorder settings based on 38 predefined shooting situations. You’ll record outstanding audio even under difficult conditions with Audio Scene Select, and give your video a unique creative spin with seven beautiful Cinema-Look Filter effects that can be added during or after shooting. And to keep the fun and memory-making going longer, the VIXIA HF R500 features a high capacity battery pack.


Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder

1. Preparations

Getting Started
Using a Memory Card
First Time Settings
Basic Operation of the Camcorder

2. Basic Shooting and Playback

Basic Recording
Basic Playback

3. Advanced Shooting

Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4)
Selecting the Video Quality
Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/Memory Card) for Recordings
Dual Recording and Relay Recording
Shooting Modes
Baby Mode
Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
Special Scene Modes
Programmed AE Mode: Adjusting Settings to Match Your Needs
Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
Video Snapshot
Face Detection and Tracking
Adjusting the Exposure
Adjusting the Focus
White Balance
Frame Rate
Tele Macro
Audio Scenes
Using Headphones
Using an External Microphone

4. Advanced Playback and Editing

Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
Playback with Background Music
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Dividing Scenes
Trimming Scenes
Changing the Thumbnail Image of a Scene
Photo Slideshow
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card

5. External Connections

Terminals on the Camcorder
Playback on a TV Screen
Saving and Sharing Your Recordings

6. Wi-Fi Functions

The Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions
Using an iOS or Android Device as a Remote Control
Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on an iOS or Android Device
Saving Recordings and Uploading Movies to the Web Using an iOS Device
Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Wireless Playback on a Computer
Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings

7. Additional Information

Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Do’s and Don’ts
eneral Information

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