Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Article ID: ART117254 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 01/17/2017
 

Description

Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY

Solution

IMPORTANT
In order to complete the following procedures, please update your camcorder’s firmware, and make sure you have installed the latest version of the CameraWindow software.
For details on downloading the updates, refer to the Canon Web site.

After you register for CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*, you will be able to access various Web services**. You will be able to upload movies and photos to online albums, share the albums on Twitter, upload movies to Facebook and YouTube, send links to your online albums by e-mail to friends and family, and more! To use this function, you will need an access point connected to the Internet.
* Availability differs from area to area.
** "Web services" is used in this text to refer to various Internet services supported by CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.

REFERENCE
Visit Canon’s Web site for information on registration and countries/regions where you can use this service.
http://canon.com/cig

NOTE
General requirements
1. Computer with the CameraWindow software correctly installed. 
- For details on installing the software, refer to the camcorder's User's Manual (PDF).
2. Completed free registration online for CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
 - An Internet connection is required
3. Account settings for YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (depending on the services you plan to use). - Required for use of Web Services.

Setting the Desired Web Services in the Camcorder

Using the CameraWindow software, log in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and set the Web services you want to use. Refer to 'CameraWindow Instruction Manual' for details on using the software.
NOTE
The operational screen display may differ depending on the model you use.

1. Turn on the camcorder.

2. Camcorder: Press [ ] to set the camcorder to Playback mode.

3. Camcorder: press [ ] to open the [Movie Playback] index screen for MP4 movies.

4. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.

5. Computer: Start CameraWindow.
  • Windows: If the AutoPlay dialog box appears, click Downloads Images From Canon Camera to open the main screen.
  • Mac OS: CameraWindow will automatically start and the main screen will appear.

6. Computer: Log in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY6-1. Click Camera Settings -> Set Up Web Services.
  • The log in screen will appear.

6-2. Computer: Enter your account information -> click Login.
  • After you log in, the camera settings screen will appear.

7. Computer: Set the Web Service information.
7-1. Click Edit Web Services -> Desired Web service -> Edit

7-2. Computer: Select the Web service to set in the camcorder and then click Edit.

7-3. Follow the onscreen instructions and enter your account information for the selected Web service.

7-4. Computer: Exit CameraWindow and then end the connection between the camcorder and computer.

Available Web services*
Web serviceWhat you can do
CANON iMAGE GATEWAYUpload MP4 movies and photos to your online photo albums.
FacebookYou can upload movies directly to Facebook.
TwitterShare recordings on Twitter. You can post a link to your online photo album on your Twitter feed.
YouTubeYou can upload movies directly to YouTube.
E-mail notificationYou can send e-mail notifications with a link to your online photo album. You can even set up to 20 e-mail addresses.

* The available Web services may be updated. For details, refer to the help module of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.

8. Register the Web Service you want to use in the Camcorder.
8-1. Computer: Select the Web service to set in the camcorder and then click
  • The selected Web services will appear in the left camera panel.
  • Repeat to select multiple Web services.
  • You can click and to change the order in which the Web services appear in the camcorder.

8-2. Computer: Click Menu in the upper left.
  • The selected Web services will be set in the camcorder and the CameraWindow menu screen will appear.

9. Computer: Exit CameraWindow
  • Then, safely end the connection between the camcorder and computer.
CAUTION
Before you disconnect the camcorder from the computer, be sure to safely end the connection to the camcorder to avoid damage to your files.

NOTE
  • If the date set in the camcorder is not correct, the camcorder cannot connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Make sure the date is correct before trying to establish a connection.
  • When the number of set Web services reaches maximum, you cannot set any more. Delete unnecessary Web services and then set the desired Web service.
  • You cannot set multiple accounts for Web services other than e-mail.
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail notifications are available only for MP4 movies and photos when you use CameraWindow.

Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services

Conveniently share your recordings with family and friends using Web services. You can upload movies to YouTube and Facebook. Also, you can upload movies and photos to online albums on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Then, you can post links to those online albums on Twitter.

1. Turn on the camcorder.

2. Press [ ] to set the camcorder to Playback mode.

3. Touch [ ].

4. Drag your finger left/right to bring the [Wi-Fi] menu to the center, and the touch the icon to open it.

5. Drag your finger up/down to bring the [To Web Service]] menu to the center, and when [Configuration completed] appears on the screen, touch [OK].

6. Connect to the access point using Wi-Fi.

NOTE
The camcorder can connect to a Wi-Fi network using a wireless router (access point) and even remember the settings for the 4 most recently used access points. When this is exceeded, the oldest setting will be replaced.

7. General requirements
  • Correctly configured router that complies with the 802.11b/g/n protocol and is Wi-Fi certified (bears the logo shown on the right) and a home network.

8. Touch the desired connection method.

A. [WPS: Button] method

B. [WPS: PIN Code] method

C. [Search for Access Points] method

D. [Manual Setup] method

A. [WPS: Button] method

If your wireless router is WPS-compatible, connecting the camcorder to it can be very easy. If you cannot successfully connect the camcorder using WPS, try using the C. [Search for Access Points] method.

A1. Press and hold the WPS button on the wireless router.
NOTE
  • Depending on the router, the amount of time required may differ.
  • Make sure the router’s WPS function is activated.

A2. Within 2 minutes, touch [OK] on the camcorder’s screen.

A3. Proceed to Step 9 [Select the desired Web service].


B. [WPS: PIN Code] method

If your wireless router is WPS-compatible, connecting the camcorder to it can be very easy. If you cannot successfully connect the camcorder using WPS, try using theC. [Search for Access Points] method.

B1. From a computer or similar device connected to the wireless router, use the Web browser to open the router’s WPS settings screen. After the 8-digit PIN code appears on the camcorder’s screen, enter it into your router’s WPS settings screen.

B2. Within 2 minutes, touch [OK] on the camcorder’s screen.

B3. Proceed to Step 9 [Select the desired Web service].


C. [Search for Access Points] method

The camcorder will automatically detect access points in the vicinity. After you select the desired access point, you simply enter the password (encryption key) to connect the camcorder.

C1. Note the access point’s network name (SSID) and encryption key.

C2. When the detected access points appear, touch to go through the detected access points.

C3. Touch the desired access point and then touch [OK].

C4. Touch the field for the encryption key, and then enter the encryption key.

NOTE
If the access point selected in step 2 did not have a [ ] icon, this step is not necessary.

C5. Touch [OK].

C6. Touch [OK].

C7. Proceed to Step 9 [Select the desired Web service].


D. [Manual Setup] method

Perform this procedure to manually configure the wireless connection settings. This may be necessary, for example, if your wireless router’s network name (SSID) cannot be detected due to the stealth function being enabled. Manual setup is for advanced users of Wi-Fi networks.

D1. Touch the field for SSID, and then enter the SSID.

D2. Touch [Next].

D3. Touch the [authentication/encryption method] area.

D4. In the authentication/encryption method area, touch [OPEN NONE] and then touch the desired method.

NOTE
If you selected [OPEN WEP], the WEP index is 1.

D5. Touch the field for encryption key, and then enter the encryption key.

D6. Touch [Next].

D7. Touch [Automatic] or [Manual] to select how to obtain the IP address.

D8. Touch the [IP address] area.

D9. Touch to change the value for the [IP address], and then touch [OK].

D10. Repeat steps D8 and D9 to enter the [subnet mask].

D11. Touch [Next].

D12. Repeat steps D8 and D9 to enter the [default gateway].

D13. Touch [Next].

D14. Repeat steps D8 and D9 to enter the [DNS server].

D15. Touch [Next].

D16. Proceed to Step 9 [Select the desired Web service].

9. Select the desired Web service.
9-1. Select one of the available Web services other than e-mail.

10. Select the data to be uploaded.
  • Touch the type of upload (AVCHD movie, MP4 movie or photo) and the memory on which the desired recordings are saved.

11. Touch [OK].

12. Select a scene or photo.
  • Touch the scene or photo to upload.

13. Touch the Web Service you want to connect with.
  • If you are uploading to YouTube, read the YouTube agreement carefully and touch [I Agree] if you agree.

  • When sending to one Web Service, the upload will begin automatically.

  • When sending to multiple Web Services, select the Services, and then touch [OK].
- The upload will begin.
NOTE
  • You can touch [Stop] and then [X] to cancel the wireless transfer while it is in progress.

14. Touch [OK].

Sending Links to Recordings by E-mail

After you upload movies and photos to online albums on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, you can send links to those albums by e-mail to family and friends. You can set up to 20 e-mail addresses in the camcorder.

1. Make sure to register email addresses in CANON iMAGE GATEWAY in advance.

2. Turn on the camcorder.

3. Press [ ] to set the camcorder to Playback mode.

4. Touch [ ].

5. Drag your finger left/right to bring [Wi-Fi] to the center, and then touch the icon to open it.

6. Drag your finger up/down to bring [To Web Service] to the center, and then touch [OK].

7. To connect with Web Services, see the Wi-Fi connection method in [Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services].

8. Touch .
  • A screen for selecting addresses will appear.

9. Drag your finger up/down to select addresses and then touch [ ].

10. Touch the scene or photo to upload.
Refer to Step 9-14 in [Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services] for information on the sending procedure.

NOTE
E-mail addresses must consist of single-byte characters. Only e-mail addresses with 16 or less characters before the @ mark can be set in the camcorder.


SIMS Doc Id

8201799700