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Overview - Video Camera Check Out
How to navigate the Canon video camera, how to access the SD card, and helpful tips when filming.

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Camera Buttons
Screen Buttons
Locating the SD Card
Helpful Tips

Camera Buttons

There are three sections on the camera which have buttons: the top, side, and back. Each section is detailed below.Top of the Camera

 1. W-T Slider 
 For zooming in or out during recording. W = Wide, T = Tight
 2. Photo Button
 Simple one-click button for taking photographs
 3. POWER Button
  For powering on or off the device

Side of the Camera

 1. AUTO/WEB Button
 For automatic shooting settings
 2. DISP./BATT INFO Button
 Toggles the information displayed on the camera screen.
 3. USB Port
 For plugging in a USB cord
 4. AV Out Plug
 For the included AV(RCA) cord

Back of the Camera

 1. Record Button
 For recording video. Click to begin and click to finish.
 2. On/OFF(CHG) Indicator
 Lighted indicator for power or charging status.


Screen Buttons

Located on the review screen are multiple buttons and a toggle option. See the image and chart below for details.


 1. Toggle Pad
 Navigation pad
 2. FUNC. Button
 Click to change the current function i.e. video recording
 3. START/STOP Button
 For starting and stopping video when reviewing files
 4. PLAYLIST Button
 Click to review list of files currently on the SD card
 5. VIDEO SNAP Button
 Click to take a still photograph during video playback
 6. MODE Button
 Switch between video recording mode and playback mode

Locating the SD Card

The SD card is located on the bottom of the camera in a compartment with the battery. It can be removed and replaced with a personal SD card if so desired.



Remember to return the Canon video camera with the original SD card from when you first rented the device.

Helpful Tips

1. When filming, use a tripod or other sturdy surface in order to achieve a steady frame. Tripods are also available for rent through ITS.

2. Try to film in an area with less background noise so as to record crisp clean audio.

3. Avoid filming in low-light or harsh-light situations such as at night, in a dimly lit room, in front of a window, or in a room primarily lit by lamps rather than overhead lighting.

4. Take multiple shorter recordings rather than one long clip, if possible. Using shorter clips breaks up monotony and can be useful for check points if using the video for learning objectives or a group project. It also makes editing easier by shortening search time.

5. Avoid filming subjects from a vantage point beneath eye level. Not only is it unflattering for the individual(s) being filmed but it can also affect visual and audio quality of the recording.

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