Canon LEGRIA HV40 Instruction Manual

Enjoying High Definition Video

Enjoying High Definition Video

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Enjoying High-Definition Video

Preserve your most treasured memories, be it unforgettable scenery or 
cherished moments spent with family and friends, with high-definition video 
recordings of a quality second only to actually being there.

What is High-Definition Video?

High-definition video (HDV) allows you to record 
video of unparalleled high quality on regular 
miniDV tapes. HDV is composed of 1,080 
horizontal lines –that is more than twice the 
number of horizontal lines and approximately 4 
times the number of pixels in standard-definition 
TV broadcasts– resulting in eye-catching colors 
and richly detailed video recordings.

How  to play back your HDV recordings?

  On a high-definition TV (HDTV) (

67)

HDV recordings will be played back in their original high quality.
  On standard definition TVs (

68)

HDV recordings will be down-converted to match the resolution of the TV set.

What is the Cinema Mode?

Give your recordings a cinematic look by using the [

CINE MODE] 

recording program (

43). Combine this recording mode with the high-

definition, 25 fps progressive frame rate [

HDV(PF25)] (

36) to get 

the enhanced effect of the 25p Cinema Mode.

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