Decorating Scenes at the time of Shooting (VIXIA HF G20 / LEGRIA HF G25)

Article ID: ART139552 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Decorating Scenes at the time of Shooting (VIXIA HF G20 / LEGRIA HF G25)


Add a new level of enjoyment to your scenes by decorating them. You can add animated graphics, stamps and even your own freehand drawings. The supplied stylus pen will be especially useful for decorating scenes.
You can decorate scenes as they are being recorded.
When [Autostart Decoration] is set to [On] (default value), the decoration screen will open automatically also when you stow the LCD panel with the touch screen facing out.

Decorating Scenes while Recording

1.Turn on the camcorder.

2. Touch [ ].

3. Drag your finger up or down, and then 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.

IconTool nameFunction

Pens and StampsSelect 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.

CaptionsAdd the date, date and time, story title or story theme category as a caption that will be included in the recording.

Image MixChoose one of 27 different frames to add onto the canvas. Image mix can be used in combination with the pens, stamps and animated stamps. During playback, you can add a watermark to the picture using image mix.

Freeze screen*In recording mode: pause the live video. Touch [ again to restore the live video. You can add decorations to and record the frozen image.
In playback mode: pause the playback. Touch [
] to resume playing back the scene.

Minimize toolbarMinimize the toolbar to the top of the screen to view almost all of the canvas. Touch [ ] to restore the toolbar.
*Not available in [Cinema] mode.

To use [Pens and Stamps]

1. Touch [ ].

The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear.

2. Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools].
  • The main decoration screen will appear again.

  • To change color:
Touch [ ] and then touch the white or black button under [Colors].
Alternatively, touch [ ] > [ ] and select a color from the color palette.

3. Draw freely on the canvas.

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

  • You can save the decorated canvas right after a decorating action.
  • Initializing a memory will erase any [Pens and Stamps] drawing canvas and image files you may have saved. (The image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.)

4. Press <START/STOP> to record movies with your decorations.
You can add decorations even while recording a scene.

To use [Animated Stamps]

1. Touch [ ].
  • The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear.

2. Touch one of the control buttons.

3. Press <START/STOP> to record movies with your decorations.
You can add decorations even while recording a scene.

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

3. Select the desired text settings and touch [ ].
  • Touch [ ] (white text on dark background), [ ] (white text) or [ ] (black text).

The selected caption will appear on the screen.
Touch the caption and drag it to the desired location.

4. Press <START/STOP> to record movies with the [Date], [Time], etc.
You can information even while recording a scene.

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 in the built-in memory (only when recording on or playing back scenes from a memory card).

3. Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image mix frame, then touch [ ] to mix the selected frame with the live video.

4. Press <START/STOP> to record movies with your decorations.

  • When [Rec Media for Movies] is set to [[] (the built-in memory), you will not be able to select image mix frames saved on a memory card.
  • Image mix cannot be selected during playback or while converting a scene to standard definition. Select the image mix during playback pause or before starting the conversion.

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. 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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