Connecting to an External Monitor to Playback Movies (VIXIA HF G30 / LEGRIA HF G30)
Article ID: ART140607 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Connecting to an External Monitor to Playback Movies (VIXIA HF G30 / LEGRIA HF G30)


When you connect the camcorder to an external monitor for recording or playback, use the terminal on the camcorder that matches the one you wish to use on the monitor. Then, select the video signal output configuration.
The camcorder will automatically switch between the AV OUT and HDMI OUT terminals based on the external connection.
  • Be sure to turn off the camcorder and the external monitor when making the connections.
  • Please refer also to the documentation supplied with the external monitor set.
The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.

Connection Diagram

  • We recommend that you power the camcorder from a household power outlet using the compact power adapter.

Playing back images/movies

1. Turn off the camcorder and external monitor.

2. Connect the camera to the external monitor.

3. Turn on the external monitor and change the input.

4. Set the camcorders power switch to <MEDIA>.

Touch the desired movie on the camcorders LCD screen to begin playback.

Using the HDMI OUT TerminalThe HDMITM OUT terminal also offers a digital connection and outputs a video and audio signal.
If you selected [
Automatic], the output signal will automatically switch to HD or SD depending on the capability of the external monitor. In CAMERA mode, when the recording mode is set to 28 Mbps LPCM (59.94P/50.00P) or 24 Mbps LPCM, the HDMI OUT terminal outputs two-channel linear PCM audio with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz.

1. Touch [ ].

2. Touch [ ].

3. Drag your finger up and down bring [HDMI Output] into the orange selection bar, and touch the button.

4. Touch the desired option.

5. Touch [ ].
  • The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
  • There will be no video output from the AV OUT terminal while an external monitor is connected to the HDMI OUT terminal.
  • Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.
  • Video may not be output correctly depending on the monitor. In such case, use another terminal.
  • If you selected an option other than [ Automatic] and the connected monitor is not compatible with the signal output from the camcorder, then HDMI output will stop.
  • By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video signal. You can change this using the [ ] > [Output Onscreen Displays] setting.

Using the AV OUT Terminal

The AV OUT terminal outputs a down-converted analog video signal and audio signal for connection to monitors with a composite audio/video input.
  • When you play back a scene on a monitor with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the monitor will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1 system.
  • If you are connecting the camcorder to a standard definition monitor without widescreen mode, make sure to change the [TV Type] setting.

Synchronizing the Video with the Audio being Monitored

The camcorder can output audio from the HDMI OUT terminal, AV OUT terminal or <> (headphone) terminal.

When audio is output from the AV OUT terminal or <> (headphone) terminal, you can choose to synchronize the audio signal with the video signal or have the camcorder output the audio in real time.
When the audio is output in real time, there will be a slight delay. Regardless of the setting, however,the audio and video signals recorded will be synchronized.
1. Set the power switch to <CAMERA>.

2. Touch [ ].

3. Touch [ ].

4. Touch [ ].

5. Touch [Monitor Delay].

6. Touch the desired option [ Line Out]: Synchronizes the audio and video signals.
[ Normal] ( Default value): Allows you to monitor the audio in real time.

7. Touch [ ].