Canon XA20, XA25 Professional Camcorders Instruction Manual

The XA25 is a compact, high-performance professional camcorder designed specifically for “run-and-gun,” ENG-style shoots with enhanced I/O connectivity. The XA25 offers a unique combination of high-precision optics, outstanding image processing, multiple recording formats, flexible connectivity and intuitive user features. But its compact design does not mean compromised functionality – this small and lightweight camcorder meets the quality and performance standards necessary for use in a wide range of applications, including news gathering, law enforcement and military, education and documentary, among others.

1. Introduction

About this Manual
Supplied Accessories
Names of Parts

2. Preparations

Attaching the Ferrite Core
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Camcorder
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
First Time Settings
Using a Memory Card

3. Recording

Recording Movies and Photos
Selecting the Recording Mode (Video Quality)
Dual Recording and Relay Recording
Selecting the Frame Rate
Slow & Fast Motion Recording
CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
Focus Adjustment
Advanced Image Stabilization
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
Automatic Exposure Recording Programs
Exposure Adjustment
White Balance
Special Scene Recording Programs
Image Effects
Setting the Time Code
Setting the User Bit
Recording Audio
Using Headphones
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal
Video Snapshot
Onscreen Displays and Data Code
Infrared Recording
Using the GP-E2 GPS Receiver

4. Customization

CUSTOM Dial and Button 96
Assignable Buttons
Saving and Loading Menu Settings

5. Playback

Playing Back Video
Deleting Scenes
Dividing Scenes
Trimming Scenes

6. External Connections

Connecting to an External Monitor
Audio Output

7. Photos

Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos

8. Saving/Sharing Recordings

Saving Recordings to a Computer
Copying Recordings Between Memory Cards
Converting Movies to MP4 Format
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder

9. Wi-Fi Functions

Introduction to Wi-Fi
Remote Operation Via the Wi-Fi Remote Application
Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on Your iOS or Android Device
Uploading Recordings Using an iOS Device
Playback on a Computer
Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP Server
Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings

10. Additional Information

Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Handling Precautions
Optional Accessories

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