Recording GPS Information (Geotagging) XF705

Article ID: ART172695 | Date published: 12/18/2018 | Date last updated: 12/18/2018


Recording GPS Information (Geotagging)  XF705


Recording GPS Information (Geotagging)
When the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver is connected to the camcorder’s USB terminal, the camcorder will automatically record the GPS information (longitude, latitude and altitude) to every recording you make (clips and photos). For photos only, the UTC (coordinated universal time) date and time will be recorded as well. You can later use this GPS information to organize and search clips using Canon XF Utility. In  mode, you can check if a clip contains GPS information on the [Clip Info] screen
For details about attaching and configuring the receiver, refer to the GP-E2’s instruction manual.

Connecting the GPS Receiver
Turn off the camcorder and the receiver. Connect the receiver to the camcorder’s USB terminal using the USB cable*. While recording, place the receiver in the carrying case* and attach it to the camcorder’s grip belt or carry it on your person.
* Supplied with the receiver.

To adjust the date and time automatically according to the GPS data
You can set , to have the camcorder automatically adjust its date and time settings according to the information received from the GPS signal. The
date and time will be updated automatically the first time a correct GPS signal is acquired after turning on the camcorder.
• While the automatic date/time adjustment is activated, the settings will not be available

• In certain countries/regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Be sure to use the GPS receiver in accordance with local laws and regulations of the country/region where the receiver is used. Be particularly careful when traveling outside of your home country.
• Be careful about using the GPS receiver in places where the use of electronic devices is restricted.
• The GPS information recorded with clips and photos may contain data that can lead others to locate or identify you. Be careful when sharing geotagged recordings with others or when uploading them to the Web.
• Do not leave the GPS receiver near strong electromagnetic fields such as near powerful magnets and motors.

• On the [GPS Information Display] status screen, you can check the current GPS information and satellite signal strength.
• You can use the  setting to change the units shown on the screen between meters and feet.
• Initial GPS signal reception will take longer after replacing the battery pack or when first turning on the camcorder after a period of having been turned off.
• Do not place cables connected to the SDI terminal or HDMI OUT terminal near the GPS receiver as doing so may interfere with the GPS signal.
• The GPS information recorded with clips corresponds to the location at the start of the recording.
• The camcorder is not compatible with the GPS receiver’s digital compass and positioning interval functions. Also, the [Set now] option is not available for the [GPS Auto Time] setting.

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