Using the decorating scenes function at the time of shooting

Article ID: ART109500 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Using the decorating scenes function at the time of shooting


Add a new level of enjoyment to scenes by decorating them. You can add animated graphics, stamps, even your own drawings with the supplied stylus pen, and more!


You can open the decoration screen when the LCD panel is stowed with the LCD screen facing away from the camcorder. In such case, make sure [Autostart Decoration] is set to [On].

Displaying the decoration mode screen

1. Touch [ ].

2. Touch [ Decoration ].

3. The decoration mode screen appears.

On the decoration screen, there is a canvas where you can draw freely, and a toolbar with tools lined up for creating your drawings.

Select the tool you want to use from the toolbar, and make drawings on the canvas.


Tool name


Pens and Stamps Select the type of pen or stamp and its color. You can also save a canvas or load a previously saved canvas.
Animated Stamps Select animated stamps to add to your decoration.
Captions Add the date, date and time, story title or story theme as a caption that will be included in the recording.
Image mix Choose one of 27 different frames to add to the canvas and mix with live video. This can be used in combination with the pens, stamps and animated stamps.
Freeze screen Freezes the screen when decorating. You can record the screen while it is frozen.
Minimize toolbar Minimizes the toolbar to the top of the screen. To restore the toolbar, touch [ ].
To use [Pens and Stamps]

1. Touch [ ].

The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear

2. Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools].

You can also clear the canvas, save a canvas or load a canvas.

  • Select Colors.
Touch [ ].

Select white or black from [Colors].

Alternatively, you can touch [ ] and select a color from the displayed colors.

3. Draw on the canvas.


The canvas with decorations can be deleted, saved, and loaded.

  • You can save the decorated canvas right after a decorating action.
  • If the memory that contains the canvas is initialized, the canvas will be deleted.
4. Press the <START/STOP> button to start shooting.

The lines and stamps drawn on the screen will be recorded on the scenes during recording.

To use [Animated Stamps]

1. Touch [ ].

2. Select the desired stamp number.

3. Press the <START/STOP> button to start shooting.

Touch a spot on the canvas to place the selected stamp.


When the [Animated Stamps] tool is used, the date/time will not be displayed or recorded.

To use [Captions]

1. Touch [ ].

2. Touch [Date] or [Time].

When recording a scene using Story Creator, you can also select [Title]

(the story's title) or [Story Scene] (the story scene category).

3. You can also touch one of the three control buttons on the bottom to

change how the date/time is displayed. [ ] places the date/time in a dark frame, [ ] displays the date/time in white, [ ] displays the date/time in black.

  • The selected caption will appear in the center of the screen.
Touch the caption and drag your finger to the desired location.

4. Press the <START/STOP> button to start shooting.

The caption will be recorded together with the recording scenes.

To use image mix

1. Touch [ ].

2. Touch [ON].

You can touch one of the memory icons at the bottom of the screen to read image mix frames saved on a different memory (When recording on or playing back scenes from a memory card).

3. Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image, and then touch [ ].

4. Press the <START/STOP> button to start shooting.

The image mix selected will be recorded together with the recording scenes.

To use freeze screen

1. Touch [ ].

  • The control button will change to [ ] and the picture will be frozen.
  • Decorate the screen using the other tools in the palette.

2. Press the <START/STOP> button to start shooting.

  • The decorations created will be recorded with recording scenes that are on pause.

  • Press the <START/STOP> button, and decorations can also be recorded while being created.

Touch [ ]. The screen will return to normal.



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