About this Manual

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Introduction

About this Manual

Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF S10/VIXIA HF S100. 
Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and 
retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate cor-
rectly, refer to Troubleshooting (

152).

Conventions Used in this Manual

IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.

NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating 

procedures.

POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the 

function described.

: Reference page number within this manual.

 : Text that applies only to the model shown in the icon.

• The following terms are used in this manual:

When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term 
“memory” by itself refers to both.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the 

 button to start recording until you press again to pause 

the recording.

• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with 

a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu 
icons refer to the 

.

To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other 
instruction manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons:

 Refer to the ‘Digital Video Software’ instruction manual, 

included as a PDF file in the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO 
Solution Disk CD-ROM.

 Refer to the instruction manual of the optional DW-100 

DVD Burner.

DVSD

DW-100

START/STOP

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