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The following are just some of the many features that will help turn your creative vision into reality. Xf3000 of Contents 1. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should the camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting 0 About this Manual Introduction When a function requires the use of the menu, Operating modes the quick reference shows the submenus and, indicates that a function is available in the when applicable, the default setting for the operating mode indicated and indicates that the menu item.
For details on installing the software, refer to Saving Clips to a Computer 0 Preparations Preparing the Power Supply Preparations Preparations You can power the camcorder using a battery pack or directly using the Preparing the Power Supply mmanual power adapter. If you connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder while a battery pack is attached, the camcorder will draw power from the power outlet.
INFO battery information button to display the remaining battery time and available recording time displays for 5 seconds. Select the operating mode using the d switch.
Attaching the Lens Hood Attach the lens hood to protect the lens and reduce the amount of stray light that may hit the lens. Dioptric Adjustment Turn on the camcorder and adjust the dioptric adjustment lever. Attaching the Viewfinder Cap Pointing the viewfinder lens at the sun or other strong light sources may cause damage to internal components. These [LCD Setup] adjustments will not affect your fx300. Attaching a Shoulder Strap Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the strap.
Preparing the Camcorder Preparations Removing and Attaching the Terminal Covers Remove the covers for the following terminals in order to access them. To record a user memo with a clip, use the supplied Canon XF Utility software to a create user memo file and save it to the SD card.
The camcorder can read the file and embed it in the clip. Refer to the following table. When the camcorder is in mode, the side panel indicates the available recording time. Before you begin recording, Recording Video make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly.
Record for approximately 6 minutes at 50 Mbps 0 Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. For more details, visit your local Canon Web site. Recording Video Recording Onscreen Displays Refer to this section for an xf3000 of the various screen displays that appear in mode. Uuser can use the custom display function 0 to display or hide most of the screen displays.
Recording Video Recording Power Save Mode Activate the power save mode to turn off the screen and reduce battery consumption.
At the press of a button, the camcorder will immediately return to record pause mode. Bit Rate, Resolution and Frame Rate Before you record, select ccanon bit rate, resolution frame size and frame rate that best match your creative needs.
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Adjusting the Focus Recording Adjusting the Focus This camcorder features 4 methods for adjusting the focus. When you use full manual focus or manual focus, you can use the peaking and magnification functions to help you focus more accurately. Use the focus ring to adjust the focus. Adjusting the Focus Recording 3 Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
Select the level before activating peaking. Adjusting the Focus Recording Autofocus Mode The camcorder uses the TTL autofocus system and continuously adjusts the focus on the subject in the center of the screen.
The focusing range is 2 cm 0. Adjusting the Focus Recording Options [Instant]: Sets the autofocus mode to Instant AF.
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The focus is adjusted at the highest speed. This mode is useful even when recording in very bright or low-light surroundings. This mode uses both the TTL system and external sensor for focusing. Sets the autofocus mode to Normal AF. Rec] is set to [Both], [Vertical] or [Horizontal]. You can then use the supplied Canon XF Utility software to search for event marks in a clip. You can activate the focus limit to restrict the focus range.
The focus range 2 cm [Focus Limit] to f at full wide-angle is limited to 1 m to f throughout the entire zoom range. Image Stabilizer Recording Image Stabilizer Use the image stabilizer to compensate for camcorder shake in order to achieve steadier shots. There are 3 methods of image stabilization; select [l Camera Setup] the method that best suits your needs.
Gain Recording The gain control adjusts the level of the video signal generated depending Gain on the lighting and shooting conditions. You can select automatic or manual gain control. You can select one of 3 preset gain levels L: You can also fine-tune the gain in 0. Gain Recording Exposure Bar 00 00 00 00 I. AF -dB 40 30 20 F1. For example, you may want to set slower shutter speeds in darker environments.
The camcorder offers the following 6 modes. The camcorder uses a standard shutter speed based on the frame rate. For modes other than auto, the setting appears highlighted in orange. Adjusting the Aperture Recording You can affect the brightness of your recordings or change the depth of Adjusting the Aperture field by adjusting the aperture.
Increase the aperture value F8 to F9.
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You can have the camcorder adjust the mwnual automatically or you can manually adjust it to give you more control over your recording. The aperture value set automatically by the camcorder will be retained when you switch back to manual aperture control. You can select from 15 AE levels. This may cause the picture to appear blurred depending on the zoom position. Using the ND filter or setting a faster shutter speed can reduce such blur.
White Balance Recording The camcorder uses an electronic white balance process to calibrate the White Balance picture for accurate color display under different lighting conditions. There are 4 methods of setting the white balance.
The camcorder automatically adjusts the white balance to the optimal level. You can fine tune the setting after selecting it. White Balance Recording Manuaal the Color Temperature The following procedure allows you to specify the color temperature between 2, K and 15, K in K increments. Zooming Recording You can operate the zoom up to 18x using the zoom rocker on the side Zooming grip or the one on the handle. You can also use the zoom ring on the lens or the zoom buttons on the wireless controller.
Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns Recording Using onscreen markers allows you to make sure your subject is correctly Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns framed and is within the appropriate safe area.
The zebra patterns help you identify areas that are overexposed. The onscreen markers and zebra pattern will not affect your recordings. Displays a small marker that indicates the center of the screen. Setting the Time Code Recording The time code continues to run normally while the time ,anual display is on hold. When you resume the time code display, the current time code will be displayed.
There are sixteen possible characters: Similarly, using an external time code canom, you can synchronize this camcorder’s time code to the external signal.
The phase difference between the external Genlock signal and the camcorder is initially set to 0. You can record audio using the built-in microphone, optional external microphone XLR terminal or line input XLR terminal.
You can select the audio input independently for channel 1 and channel 2. Mic Sensitivity] Options [Normal]: For recording audio under usual conditions. Records audio to each channel separately. Audio input into CH1 is recorded to channel 1, while audio input into CH2 is recorded to channel 2. Audio input into Manuall is recorded to both channels. Audio input into CH2 will not be recorded. If CH1 and CH2 are set to the built-in microphone and you set CH1 to automatic audio level adjustment, then the camcorder will also automatically adjust the audio level for CH2.
Recording Audio Recording Monitoring the Audio with Headphones Connect headphones to the W headphone terminal to monitor the recorded audio.
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Video Scopes Recording The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor or Video Scopes vectorscope. The video scopes appear only on the LCD screen. They do not appear in the viewfinder or on an external monitor. Video Scopes Recording Options [Line]: Sets the waveform monitor to line display mode. The waveform of caon area in the red frame is displayed in red on top of the [Line] mode waveform.
Sets the waveform monitor to field caanon mode.