Selecting the Video Quality Recording Mode

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- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.

• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (

125), especially after mak-

ing important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or cor-
ruption of data.

NOTES

• About the Power Save mode: If 

 

 [Power Saving Mode] is set to 

[

On] (

149), the camcorder will shut off automatically to save 

power when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any 
operation for 5 minutes. Press 

 to turn on the camcorder.

• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD 

screen. In such cases, you can turn on the LCD backlight (

31) or 

adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (

147) accordingly.

Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)

The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. Changing the recording 
mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select 
MXP or FXP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer 
recording times. The table on page 46 gives approximate recording 
times.

 

 [

 Standard Play 7 Mbps] 

 Desired recording mode 

 

NOTES

• AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be cre-

ated with the optional DW-100 DVD burner. Use the software on the 
supplied Video Tools CD-ROM to back up such scenes.

• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the 

actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.

• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the cam-

corder to 

 mode.

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