Recording a Basic Video XF705

Article ID: ART172608 | Date published: 12/14/2018 | Date last updated: 12/17/2018


Recording a Basic Video  XF705


This section explains the basics of recording clips*. For details on recording audio, refer to Recording Audio
Before making important recording for the first time, make test recording using the video configuration(s) you plan to use to check that the camcorder operates correctly. Should the cacorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting
*"Clip" refers to a single movie unit recorded with a single recording operation. You can also include metadata with the clip.

Operating modes: 

Preparing to Record
  1. Remove the lens cap and attach the lens hood
  2. Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder
  3. Insert SD cards as necessary
  • Insert cards into both SD card slots to use relay recording or double slot recording
  1. Slide down the lens barrier switch to OPEN to open the lens barrier
  2. Adjust the LCD screen and/or viewfinder
  • The camcorder can add a user memo to the clips you record but you must prepare the user memo file before you start recording. The user memo can be used to store film slate information such as the clip name, camera operator and filming location

  1. Press and holdl the button on the ‚Äč switch and set the switch to ON.
  • The camcorder turns on in  mode and enters record stanby mode
  • The access indicators of card slots with a card inserted will illuminate momentarily in red.  Then the access indicator of the card selected for recording will change to green
  1. Press the REC button to begin recording
  • Recording starts.  The tally lamps illuminate and the recording indicator  appears at the top of the screen
  • You can use the REC button on the grip or the one on the handle
  • You can also perform this function remotely using Browser Remote on a connected network device
  • When youi use the supplied wireless controller, press the START/STOP button and the record enable button simultaneously
  1. Press REC button to stop recording
  • The clip is recorded and the camcorder enters record standby mode.  The tally lamps will also go out

  • Observe the following precaution while an access indicator is illuminted in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss
    • Do not open the card slot cover of the card being accessed and do not remove the card
    • Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcoder
  • Be susre to save your recordings regularly, expecially after making important recordings.  Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data

  • The REC button on the handle has a lock lever to prevent accidental operation. Set the lock lever to to prevent a recording from starting/stopping inadvertently or if you do not plan to use this REC button. Return the lever to its previous position to enable use of the REC button again.
  • You can use the review function to play back part or all of the last clip recorded without having to switch to mode.
  • If you set an assignable button to [Add  Mark] or [AddMark], you can press the button to add an mark or mark to the last clip recorded.
  • Clips will be split in the following cases.
- When relay recording is activated and the selected card becomes full, the recording will continue as a separate relay clip on the other card.
- When recording clips on an SDHC card, the video (stream) file in the clip will be split approximately every 4 GB. Even in such case, playback with the camcorder will be continuous.
  • Any metadata settings you may have set  will be recorded with the clips you record. You can also have the custom picture settings in use saved with the recorded clips 
  • The maximum continuous recording time of a single clip is 6 hours. After that, a new clip will be created automatically and recording will continue as a separate clip.
  • If the LOCK switch on the SD card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to record clips. Change the position of the LOCK switch in advance.
  • Depending on the clip, the camcorder may adjust some controls internally to display a more suitable image on the LCD screen and viewfinder.
- When the [Gamma] setting in the custom picture file is set to a setting other than [Canon Log 3], the camcorder will produce an image that approximates the look of video displayed on a compatible monitor correctly configured.
- When the [Gamma] setting in the custom picture file is set to [Canon Log 3], the camcorder will produce colors that approximate the look of the BT.709 color space, regardless of the color space used for recording.


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