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Canon Console Installing Software PDF

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*The software cannot be operated on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition... Proper operation is not guaranteed on all of the systems that meet the requirements outlined above... Recordings cannot be made on FAT32 or FAT16 formatted hard disks... If you set the video folder to an external hard disk, an error message Delayed Write Failed may be displayed while recording onto the hard disk, and the recording may be lost... Recordings cannot be saved on a hard disk recognized as [Removable Disk]... If you connect 4 or more devices (including the connected computer and the XL H1 itself) by IEEE1394, CONSOLE will not run properly... - Proper operation cannot be guaranteed if you are using a repeater... If your computer has an IEEE1394 (DV) board/card in addition to the standard IEEE1394 (DV) board/card, or if you have several IEEE1394 (DV) boards/cards added to the computer, the computer may not recognize the camcorder properly... In such case, see Camcorder will not be recognized or controlled... ( Appx-59) This software will not operate properly if more than one camcorder is connected to the computer... Depending on the setting of the power scheme of the laptop PC, the preview images may not be played back smoothly... Select [Always On] in the [Power Options Properties] window... ( Appx-60) When the computer enters stand-by mode or hangs up while running CONSOLE, proper operation is not guaranteed after recovering... When dealing with HDV recordings, regardless of the operations, the CPU usage may go up to the maximum... If the usage continuously goes over the 100% for a long time, data dropping from a file may occur, or the computer may become unstable... In such case, see The recorded picture is lacking... ( Appx-60) and change the software settings to reduce the usage... To edit a file recorded in HDV, use editing software that supports the HDV standard... This software can also be used with the recordings in 24F (NTSC only)... Use an editing software that supports the 24F frame rate...

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What is CONSOLE? CONSOLE is a software that enables you to adjust the settings of a camcorder from a computer and to record on the tape in the camcorder and onto the computers hard disk by connecting the camcorder using an IEEE1394 (DV) cable... You can adjust and save the Custom Preset settings of the camcorder and analyze a shooting image using a waveform monitor and a vector scope to compose the image you want... With CONSOLE you will be able to: Record the camcorder image onto the computers hard disk... Output the image recorded on the hard disk to a monitor via the camcorder... Adjust the camcorders settings (Custom Preset) and export them to the computers hard disk and

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Activation... 1-10 Purchasing the License Key... 1-10 Registering the License Key ... 1-10

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Installing CONSOLE and the Canon Virtual VCR Driver Do not connect the camcorder to the computer when installing the software... You need to log in as an administrator before installing the software... Close all programs that are running before installing the software...

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Without Installing the AV/C Camera Storage Subunit-WIA driver, you cannot adjust the Custom Preset settings... This driver will be installed every time you connect a camcorder for the first time... From the second time you connect the camcorder, the driver will not be installed... You need to log in as an administrator before installing the software... Close all programs that are running before installing CONSOLE... Do not turn the camcorders power off and do not quit the drivers installation before completing the installation of the driver...

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Follow the procedure below to confirm if the camcorder is properly connected... Your camcorder is correctly connected if you see items described in step 4 in the [Device Manager] window... 1) Set the camcorder to EXT... CONT... and connect to the computer... 2) Open the [Device Manager] window... ( 7-56) 3) Select [Devices by connection] from the [View] menu... 4) Confirm that the following names are shown under IEEE1394 controller...

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Starting the Application You need to log in as an administrator before installing the software... Do not change the user account while running CONSOLE... If you are running software that displays the time at the title bar, the title bar may not display texts properly... Do not change the settings in Windows [Display Properties] window while launching CONSOLE...

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Activation You can use all of the functions of this software after registering the license key... During the trial period, you can start CONSOLE 50 times limited to within 14 days... During the trial period, the following limitations apply to CONSOLE...

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3 Click [Register] in the trial confirmation window... If you are already running the software, select [Version] [About CONSOLE] and click the [Register] button...

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Main Panel ... 2-13 Menu Bar... 2-13 Camcorder Status ... 2-14 Toolbar ... 2-14

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camcorder... For details, refer to Camcorder Status ( 2-14)... 4 Software Status Displays the status of the software... 5 [Rec Panel] Displays [Rec Viewer] ( 4-23), [Focus Assist] ( 4-28), [Camera

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1 Displays/Hides the [Rec Viewer] window... 2 Displays/Hides the [Camera Control] window... 3 Displays/Hides the [Color Control] window... 4 Displays/Hides the [Focus Assist] window... 5 Displays/Hides the waveform vector monitor... 6 Displays/Hides the [Custom Preset] window...

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If [ ] is not displayed, activate the DV CONTROL function of the camcorder... When XL2 is connected to the computer and other device is connected using IEEE1394, the status of the camcorder and the remaining recording time will not be displayed on the camcorders LCD screen... When the hard disk does not allow recording (e... g... hard disk space is running out), recording is made only on the tape...

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Video Folder and Recording Settings... 3-17 [General] Tab... 3-17 [DV Rec] Tab... 3-18 [HDV Rec] Tab ... 3-18

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3 Place a check mark to record the Custom Preset settings of the camcorder onto the hard disk... CONSOLE only saves the settings of the camcorder when the recoding is started... The name of the Custom Preset file will be the recording file name, and the extension is ... cpf...

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When recording an [MPEG2ES] picture, WAV sound files with the same file name as the recording file will be saved... The sounds on channel 1 and 2 will be recorded in File Name... WAV... When the audio mode is set to 4CH, the sounds on channel 3 and 4 will be recorded in File Name_sub... WAV... When using the editing software, load all the sound files... The recorded [MPEG2ES] picture cannot be output to the camcorder... When [All pictures] or [I picture and P picture] is selected, data dropping ( 5-48) may occur...

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Various Settings and [Performance Check] Various Settings and [Performance Check] Camera and Picture Control Recording onto the Hard Disk Playback the Recorded FilesCONSOLE Windows 3-19

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Even if all bars are above the red line after executing the hard disk performance check or no data dropping has occurred during the system performance check, data may be dropped when a program accessing the hard disk (e... g... anti-virus software) is activated... A bar below the red line indicates that data may be dropped during recording (a part of the picture may not be written to the file)... When recording in HDV standard is selected and data dropping occurs, select a smaller size at [Preview resolution] or [I picture only] at [Preview picture] in the [HDV Rec] tab... ( 3-18) The recording picture will not be affected even if you change the [Preview resolution] or [Preview picture]...

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Various Settings and [Performance Check] Various Settings and [Performance Check] Camera and Picture Control Recording onto the Hard Disk Playback the Recorded FilesCONSOLE Windows 3-21

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[Rec Viewer] ... 4-23 Adjusting the Preview Size... 4-23 Overlaying Marker... 4-24 Splitting the Preview Image... 4-27 Zebra Pattern ... 4-27

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The [Rec Viewer] window will be resized according to the specified size or the [Rec Panel] size... When [Rec Panel] cannot resize the [Rec Viewer] window according to the specified size, it will be displayed according to the [Rec Panel] size... The preview size on the title bar is displayed as a percentage of the preview resolution... - When previewing HDV data, the percentage will be based on 1920 x 1080 resolution...

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Overlaying Marker You can display the overlaying marker in the preview... The safety zone (90% and 80% of the preview image size), a center, a level and 8 types of aspect markers are predefined as the default markers...

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Camera and Picture Control Various Settings and [Performance Check] Camera and Picture Control Recording onto the Hard Disk Playback the Recorded FilesCONSOLE Windows 4-25

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2 Edit the marker by dragging with the mouse and/or entering the coordinates of the marker... Drag the frame of the marker to move the marker... Drag one of the square marks on the frame to change the marker size... Taking the upper left corner as the base point, you can enter the coordinates of the marker

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Splitting the Preview Image You can split the preview image vertically or horizontally and compare the camcorder picture with other picture... The splitting function helps you to compare the picture color or brightness with other picture when you want to adjust or change the settings...

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1 Focus Preview Displays a part of the camcorder picture as in its original size... The mouse cursor will change to on the focus preview image... By clicking on the preview image and dragging the mouse, you can reposition the displayed image...

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1 [WHITE BALANCE] You can adjust the white balance by clicking the indicated marks... Placing the mouse cursor on the panel and right clicking the mouse turns the pointer to the right; left clicking the mouse turns the pointer to the left... The panel image differs depending on the camcorder you are connecting... The screen shot below will be displayed when connecting the XH G1 or XH A1...

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4 [ZOOM]/[FOCUS] You can control the zooming and focusing functions of the camcorder by moving the slider... The zoom and focus position moves slowly when the slider is close to the center... When you move the slider further from its center, the camcorder zoom and focus position will move faster... You can also adjust the zoom and focus position of the camcorder with the [] and [ ] keys on the keyboard after clicking the slider with mouse...

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Camera and Picture Control Various Settings and [Performance Check] Camera and Picture Control Recording onto the Hard Disk Playback the Recorded FilesCONSOLE Windows 4-31

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1 Displays/Hides the color picker... 2 Displays the coordinate of the selected pixel... 3 Displays the color of the selected pixel... 4 Displays the numeric color value of the selected pixel...

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[Composite]: Displays a luminance and color-difference signal [Y]: Displays the luminance signal [YUV]: Displays the luminance signal, the blue differential signal, and the red differential

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The color correction will be set by adjusting the hue, chroma, area and Y level, the corrections will only be applied to the set color... [Color Phase]: Select the basic color phase (0-15) of the color to be detected... Use the following

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Clicking the [Detail] tab while configuring the settings ends the setting process leaving the settings as they are... The Custom Preset settings cannot be adjusted while configuring the settings...

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Clicking the [Color Correction] tab while configuring the settings ends the setting process leaving the settings as they are... The Custom Preset settings cannot be adjusted while configuring the settings...

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Depending on the camcorder connected, some parameters differ... For details, refer to the camcorder instruction manual... The [Custom Preset] window cannot be used when recording... When using XL2, you need to set the camcorders recording program to EXT... CONT... When using XL H1, you need to set the camcorders recording program to EXT... CONT... to import and export the Custom Preset file saved on the card... After altering the Custom Preset settings, you need to save the new settings... The new settings will not be saved in the following cases... - Changing the camcorder mode from EXT... CONT... to other modes or from Camera mode

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If new memory is selected before clicking , a window asking you whether or not you wish to save the new settings will be displayed... Clicking [No] discards the new settings and displays the new selected memory number settings...

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from the list... Click to select a file that is not in the list... The information of the selected Custom Preset setting is displayed, and the settings are applied to the camcorder only to preview the picture... The camcorder settings have not been set yet...

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After disconnecting the camcorder from the computer, you will lose the new Custom Preset settings adjusted from the computer if you do not save the file to the camcorder... When the camcorders recording mode is set to Camera mode, the camcorder does not retain the new settings but returns to the Custom Preset settings active on the camcorder before connecting to the computer...

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If you disconnect the cable before exporting the Custom Preset file and change the mode, the camcorder settings will be adjusted to the previous settings... When you cannot save on the card, export the Custom Preset file to the hard disk, change the connected camcorder to the next one, import the exported file to the second camcorder, and save the file on the camcorder... Installation of the AV/C Camera Storage Subunit-WIA driver may be needed for the second camcorder...

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When displaying the [Variation] window for the first time in HD and SD modes, the color bars will be displayed on the camcorder screen... The images used for the candidate are not the same images... Each of the images is captured separately by the camcorder... When using the [Variation] window, it is recommended to shoot a still object...

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Cache Recording... 5-46 Setting the Cache Time... 5-46 Cache Recording ... 5-46

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battery, the recording file may be corrupted and/or may not be played back... Depending on the status of the camcorder or computer, a delay in recording start/stop may occur when you record on both the hard disk and tape... When you start recording simultaneously on the tape and the hard disk, the recording on the hard disk will start approximately one second later...

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Even when the tape reaches the end, recording onto the hard disk continues... When you restart the recording by pressing the camcorders start/stop button after changing the tape, the camcorder will start to record on the tape, and CONSOLE will keep recording onto the hard disk...

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When recording in DV and [Recording mode] is set to [Frame], the cache recording function is disabled... When recording in HDV, the cache recording time is actually longer than the time set... The cache recording data is cleared in the following cases: - When the frame rate is changed... - When the sound recording mode is changed... - When the recording mode is switched from to one of the other modes or from any

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When [Interval recording] is selected, the remaining time will be displayed in [Rec Viewer]... If you want to record the next scene to a different file, click to finalize the file... While is appearing, clicking stops the interval recording... To restart the

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When the data dropping occurs, the number of data droppings occurred in a file will be displayed in the [Information] tab of the [Camera Control] window... When recording in DV, a number of dropped frames and when recording in HDV, a number of dropped blocks are displayed... Dropping one block in HDV recording corresponds to dropping from a few frames to up to 20 frames in DV recording...

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[Play Viewer] ... 6-50 Output to the Camcorder... 6-51 Time Slider ... 6-51

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1 Playback Preview Displays the played back pictures selected in the [File Browser] window ( 6-52)... Right clicking on the preview window allows you to select the size of the preview panel ( 4-23) and to display the overlay markers ( 4-24)...

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To output the playback pictures to the camcorder, you need to set the camcorders recording program to EXT... CONT... When using XL H1: If you select the HD mode, only video in HDV standard video is displayed on the monitor; if you select the SD mode, only video in DV standard video is displayed on the monitor... When using XL2: Only video in DV standard is displayed on the monitor... When the camcorder is set to HD mode and the [HD DOWN-CONV] menu under [SIGNAL SETUP] in the [VCR/PLAY] menu is set to [ON], the playback picture will not be output to the camcorder... When [HD DOWN-CONV] is set to [ON] and you are unable to output the playback picture to the camcorder, do not change the POWER dial from EXT... CONT... to any of the recording programs... To do so, causes the error message Another application is accessing the camcorder... to be displayed in the software status ( 2-13)... In this case, disconnect and reconnect the DV cable... The camcorders SDI terminal cannot be used for outputting pictures from CONSOLE... When setting the camcorder to EXT... CONT... the following limitations apply to CONSOLE... - Unable to use the special playback modes... - The sound cannot be monitored with the computers sound system... - When pausing the playback, no image is displayed on the monitor... - Unable to playback MPEG2ES picture... - Unable to record pictures...

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If the total number of files recorded on the memory card is more than 1500 (XL H1) or 2000 (XH G1/XH A1), the file browser cannot display the files correctly... In this case, please copy the files to the hard disk using a card reader/writer, and then check the files in the file browser... When using XL2, you cannot use a memory card... You need to set the camcorders recording program to EXT... CONT... Proper operation cannot be guaranteed if you are not using Canon camcorders to create the image files...

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Uninstalling the Software... 7-54 Uninstalling the AV/C Camera Storage Subunit-WIA Driver... 7-54 Uninstalling of the Drivers ... 7-55

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Close any programs that are running, and disconnect the IEEE1394 (DV) cable from the camcorder and the computer before uninstalling the software... You need to log in as an administrator before uninstalling the software

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Use the procedures below for the following circumstances too... - If you do not find the [Scanners and Cameras] icon in the [Printers and Other Hardware]... - If the Camera icon does not appear in the [Scanners and Cameras] folder...

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If the [INF] folder is not visible in the [WINDOWS] folder, use the following procedures to show all files and folders... 1) Click the [Tools] menu and select [Folder Options]... 2) Click the [View] tab... 3) In the [Advanced settings] section, set the [Hidden files and folders] category to the

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The [INF] folder contains numerous files that are critical to the computers operation... Be extremely careful not to delete the wrong files... If you delete the wrong file, you may be unable to restart Windows...

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Troubleshooting... Appx-59 Shortcut Keys (Default Settings) ... Appx-61

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Camcorder will not be recognized or controlled... A camcorder not supported by CONSOLE is connected... Check if your camcorder is supported by CONSOLE ( 3)... The DV CONTROL function of the camcorder is set to [OFF]... Set the DV CONTROL function to [ON]... For details, refer to the instruction manual of your camcorder... More than one camcorder is connected to the computers IEEE1394 (DV) terminal... Connect only one camcorder to the computers IEEE1394 (DV) terminal... If your computer has an IEEE1394 (DV) board/card in addition to the standard IEEE1394 (DV) board/card, or if you have more than 2 IEEE1394 (DV) boards/cards added to the computer, the computer may not recognize the camcorder properly... You need to plug the IEEE1394 (DV) cable to a different boards/cards terminal... To check if the cable is properly connected, follow the instructions below... 1) Set the camcorder to EXT... CONT... and connect to the computer... 2) Open the [Device Manager] window... ( 7-56) 3) Select [Devices by connection] from the [View] menu... 4) Look for the IEEE1394 controller with [Canon Virtual VCR]... 5) Confirm that [AV/C Tape Device] or [Canon DV Camcorder] is connected...

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The recorded picture is lacking... The recording speed of the hard disk is insufficient... Make a performance check ( 3-19)... We recommend defragmenting the drive before you start recording... A program other than CONSOLE is started... Close all programs other than CONSOLE before recording... If an anti-virus software is activated, deactivate it... Due to the computers processing capacity being lowered, the CPU usage may reach to its maximum limit... If the usage continuously goes over the 100% for a long time, data dropping may occur on the recording file... In such case, change the software settings using one or more of the followings to reduce the usage, and perform [Performance Check] ( 3-19) to confirm the rate... (90% or less is recommended... ) When recording in HDV standard, select [File] [Option], and click on the [HDV Rec] tab...

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[Camera Control] Displaying/Hiding: [Ctrl] + [S] Start/Stop recording: [0] Finalize: [... ] Displaying the [Control] tab: [*] Displaying the [Information] tab: [/] Switching the setting item

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PUB... DIE-272 CANON INC... 2006 The information on this manual is verified as of July 1st, 2006...

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