Professional Shooting Assist Functions provide an exceptional level of control:
Enhanced zebra pattern indicates ‘blown out’ or high brightness areas to help you set the proper exposure.
Color peaking enhances the edges of your subject to aid in focusing.
Custom key allows functions including exposure, focusing, assist functions, mic volume level or AGC limits to be assigned to a custom key. Assist functions make it possible to change zebra and peaking settings.
Color bars with reference tone help to set proper color and audio levels when editing video.
Auto Gain Control Limit allows you to set the maximum gain limit for the image sensor's sensitivity. This permits brightness and noise to be balanced as desired and image quality to be maximized in low light situations.
Approximately 100% area display gives you a complete view in the LCD of the scene being shot - no need to worry that areas in the margins are being left out.
Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute.
Built-in video light enhances your ability to shoot in low light conditions.
Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software is bundled with the VIXIA HF S20. You can easily perform a variety of functions, including AVCHD Editing in which you can trim, reorder, and combine scenes, as well as add music, titles, and transitions. This software also allows you to play your AVCHD movies on your computer and will also let you share copies of your movie with friends and family through flash memory to hard drive copying. Transfer and store your movie onto your computer's hard drive with the software and easily convert your high definition video to standard definition video as well.
Pixela ImageMixer 3SE will also assist you in converting video to the optimum resolution for transmission over the Internet.
With the Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Disc, you can burn your edited video onto Blu-ray discs, AVCHD DVDs (which play in AVCHD compatible Blu-ray disc players), or onto standard definition DVDs. And to complement the VIXIA HF S20's Video Snapshot feature, a music CD containing royalty-free soundtracks is also provided.
* The bundled application is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista.
DVD Burner Compatible You can also easily burn DVDs of the video shot with your VIXIA HF S20 as it is compatible with Canon's DW-100 DVD Burner. A one-cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and with the click of a few buttons, your videos will be burned to an AVCHD disc for play in a compatible DVD player.
AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.