Canon Gl1 Manual Download

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How to use the Canon GL1 Digital Video Camera

Connecting Power:

Pull the eye piece out, then tilt it up

Lineup power plug and slide it down until it clicks

To remove the plug, press the release button just under the eye piece, slid the plug up and out

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Inserting a blank tape (power must be present but camera can be “Off”):

Push the open lever up toward the front of the camera and at the same time pull the cover out from the camera

Push the green “Eject” button, the tape holder will come up and open

Insert tape with the label facing away from the camera

Push the tape holder in toward the camera but NOT DOWN

The tape holder will go down on its own

After the tape holder is down, close the cover

To record:

Remove lens cap

Open LCD monitor on the side

Slide the power switch forward to “Camera” (see #1 below)

Make sure camera is in “Standby” mode and not “Lock” mode, on the back of the camera (see #2 below)

Check and make sure the camera is in easy mode, the knob on the LCD side near the back on the cameras should be on the empty rectangle (see #3 below)

Press the big red record button on the back of the camera to start recording (see #4 below)

The counter and the time remaining on tape, on the top left of the LCD will start

You can use the zoom button (has a T and W on it) on the top of the camera near the back to zoom in and out during recording

When you are done recording press the big red record button again

Move the power switch back to “Off” and replace the lens cap

To eject the tape (power must be present but camera can be “Off”):

Push the open lever up toward the front of the camera and at the same time pull the cover out from the camera

Push the green “Eject” button, the tape holder will come up and open

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Remove the tape

Push the tape holder in toward the camera but NOT DOWN

The tape holder will go down on its own

After the tape holder is down, close the cover

Hooking the camera up to a VCR for coping:

Connect power to the camera (see above)

Insert the tape you want to copy (see above)

Connect the video out cable to the camera, under the flap on the back of the camera near the big red record button

Connect the other end of the video out cable to the input on the VCR

Slide the power switch on the top of the camera back to “VCR”

Turn on the VCR, insert blank VHS tape and set it to the input you plugged the camera into

Open the flap on the top of the handle on the camera

Press the “play” button on the camera and the “Record” button on the VCR

When you are done press stop on both the camera and VCR, rewind the tapes

Turn off the camera by moving the power switch to “Off”

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Eject the tape from the VCR and camera (see above)

Turn off the VCR

Disconnect the video out cable

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