Canon LEGRIA HV40 Instruction Manual

Audio Recording Level

Audio Recording Level

Other Functions 

60

Audio Recording Level

You can adjust the audio recording level 
for the built-in or for an external 
microphone. You can display the audio 
level indicator while recording or playing 
back the tape.

Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording 
Level

POINTS TO CHECK

Mode switch: 

1

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

) to display it.

2

Push the joystick (

) toward 

[

MIC].

• If [

MIC] does not appear on the 

joystick guide, repeatedly push the 
joystick (

) toward [NEXT] to display 

the joystick guide in the illustration 
above. 
• The manual adjustment icon 

 will 

appear to the left of the audio level 
indicator and the manual adjustment 
bar (green) will appear below it.

3

Adjust (

) the audio level as 

necessary.
• Push the joystick (

) toward 

 to 

raise the audio recording level or push 
it (

) toward 

 to lower it.

• As a guideline, adjust the audio 
recording level so that the audio level 
meter will go to the right of the -12 dB 
mark only occasionally. 
• When the 0 dB mark turns red, the 
sound may be distorted.

4

Press (

) to save the setting and 

hide the joystick guide.

T

O

 

USE

 

THE

 

MICROPHONE

 

ATTENUATOR

If the audio level is too high and the 
sound gets distorted, activate the 
microphone attenuator by setting [MIC 
ATT.] to [

ON] (

37).

NOTES

  The audio recording level can be adjusted 
only while the green adjustment bar appears 
under the audio level indicator. To avoid 
changing the level by mistake, after you 
manually adjust the audio recording level be 
sure to press (

) to hide the joystick guide.

  When the mode switch is set to 

, the 

camcorder will adjust the audio level 
automatically.
  We recommend using headphones (

28) 

to check the sound level while adjusting the 
audio recording level or when the microphone 
attenuator is activated.

Displaying the Audio Level Indicator

Usually, the audio level indicator will be 
displayed only after the manual 
adjustment of the audio recording level. 
With the procedure below, you can 
display the audio level indicator also 
when the audio level is adjusted 
automatically or during playback.

POINTS TO CHECK

(

8)

Audio level indicator

Audio level adjustment bar

Manual audio level adjustment 

(

8)