Canon XA30, XA35 Professional HD Camcorders Instruction Manual

For fast, compact, and powerful performance specially suited for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) production, corporate videos and higher education, Canon’s XA35 Professional Camcorder offers a remarkable combination of portability, image quality and I/O capability. Its HD/SD-SDI Terminal offers easy connectivity to broadcast vans, workstations and other digital cinema/TV hardware, helping to provide incredibly fast transfer of uncompressed video with timecode and audio embedded for rapid productions. Plus, with a Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom lens and a newly designed HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with improved low-light performance, the XA35 captures superb Full HD 1920×1080 video. It features two new modes: Wide DR Gamma and Highlight Priority, which help to deliver an expansive range of colors and tones virtually consistent with how they’re seen by the naked eye. A new interval recording option rounds out the XA35′s ability to capture dramatic footage on the fly with fast motion of up to 1200x the original speed. All this makes for a camcorder that helps facilitate speedy, outstanding-quality video capture that can be ideal for broadcast news, sports events, documentaries and other fast-moving recording situations.


About this Manual
Supplied Accessories
Names of Parts


Attaching the Ferrite Core
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Camcorder
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
First Time Settings
Using a Memory Card
Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4)


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
Looks and Other 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


CUSTOM Dial and Button
Assignable Buttons
Saving and Loading Menu Settings


Playing Back Video
Deleting Scenes
Dividing Scenes
Trimming Scenes

External Connections

Connecting to an External Monitor
Audio Output


Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos

Saving/Sharing Recordings

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

Wi-Fi Functions

Introduction to Wi-Fi
Remote Operation Via the Browser Remote Application
Playback via Browser: 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

Additional Information

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

Categories: Camcorders