Canon LEGRIA HV40 Instruction Manual

Recording

Recording

Recording 

24

Basic Functions

Recording

Recording Movies

1

Holding the lock button pressed 
down, set the 

 switch to 

CAMERA.

2

Move the 

/

 switch to 

 

(tape).

If necessary, you can change the 
recording standard (HDV or DV) 
(

36).

3

Press 

 to begin 

recording.

Press 

 again to pause the 

recording.

T

O

 

REVIEW

 

THE

 

LAST

 

SCENE

 

RECORDED

1

Set the mode switch to 

.

2

If the joystick guide does not appear 
on screen, press (

) to display it.

3

Push the joystick (

) toward 

• If 

 does not appear on the joystick 

guide, repeatedly push the joystick 
(

) toward [NEXT] to display the 

joystick guide in the illustration above.
• The camcorder will play back a few 
seconds of the last recording made 
and return to record pause mode. If the 
currently selected recording standard 
is different from that of the last 
recording, the picture may not be 
played back correctly.

W

HEN

 

YOU

 

HAVE

 

FINISHED

 

RECORDING

 

1

Close the LCD panel.

2

Turn off the camcorder.

3

Remove the tape.

4

Disconnect the power source and 
remove the battery pack.

NOTES

  Previous recordings overwritten by a new 
recording cannot be recovered. Before you start 
recording, search for the end of the last 
recording (

30).

  To protect the tape and video heads, the 
camcorder will enter the stop mode (

) if left in 

record pause (

) mode for 4 minutes 30 

seconds. To resume recording press 

.

  When recording in very loud places (such as 
fireworks shows or concerts), sound may 

Recording

Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the 
camcorder operates correctly. If 
necessary, clean the video heads (

94).

(

8)

START/STOP

START/STOP

START/STOP