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* This guide explains how to operate "ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools" included in Disc 2. Please refer to P.9 for the
difference from "ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility" included in Disc 1.

Simple operation

Connect the camcorder to the


computer then just follow the
instructions on the screen to import
or write video files.

Other operations
Export music and video files as
well as edited video files. Exported
files can be played back on the
camcorder.

Video file management & edit


Use the video files imported from the camcorder.
You can use functions such as editing video files, writing a disc of your choice, uploading to a video sharing
Web site, and other useful functions.

Manage video files Edit video files Write a disc


In the Library screen, you can Edit video files such as trimming
Select video files of your choice,
manage the video files imported unnecessary scenes or adding
then write DVD or Blu-ray discs.
to the computer. text and music.

Introduction Search from screens Useful information

Reference material such as FAQ


Please read before using Look up the descriptions of
and User Support Centers in your
ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6. buttons and other components.
region.

Playback software also installed together with ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6.

English Copyright c PIXELA CORPORATION. All rights reserved.


Content

Introduction Edit video files


How to use this guide�������������������������������������������������������������4 Preparation (project setting)���������������������������������������������� 77
System requirements ���������������������������������������������������������6 Add/delete clips��������������������������������������������������������������� 80
Install��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9 Change playback order ����������������������������������������������� 82
Start ImageMixer 3 ������������������������������������������������������������16 Trim a video clip ����������������������������������������������������������� 83
Supported data��������������������������������������������������������������������17 Cut out multiple scenes from a video clip ��������������������� 85
Precautions��������������������������������������������������������������������������19 Add text on videos ������������������������������������������������������ 87
Exit ImageMixer 3�����������������������������������������������������������������22 Add music on videos ��������������������������������������������������� 90
Uninstall�������������������������������������������������������������������������������23 Adjust volume �������������������������������������������������������������� 92
Save a project������������������������������������������������������������������ 95
Simple operation Save edited videos as a single file �������������������������������� 96
Video file import ���������������������������������������������������������������27
Web upload ���������������������������������������������������������������������29 Write a disc
Disc writing ����������������������������������������������������������������������32 Write video files onto a disc���������������������������������������������� 98
Video & music file combination ����������������������������������������35 Play back a written disc�������������������������������������������������� 106

Other operations ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6


Music file export ��������������������������������������������������������������38 Play back with ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6 ������������� 109
Video file export ���������������������������������������������������������������41
Edited video file export ����������������������������������������������������45 Search from screens
Startup screen ����������������������������������������������������������� 112
Manage video files Library screen ������������������������������������������������������������ 114
What's the Library? �����������������������������������������������������������49 Playback screen������������������������������������������������������������� 122
Basic operations in the Library �����������������������������������������51 Export screen����������������������������������������������������������������� 126
Play back video files ��������������������������������������������������������60 Web upload screen ��������������������������������������������������� 130
Show video file details �����������������������������������������������������61 Edit screen ����������������������������������������������������������������� 131
Edit video file information �������������������������������������������������62 Preferences screen ���������������������������������������������������� 147
Create Album/Smart Albums ��������������������������������������������64
Save a video file as a new file �������������������������������������������69 Useful information
Upload to YouTube �����������������������������������������������������������71 Function list�������������������������������������������������������������������� 150
Frequently asked questions�������������������������������������������� 151
Inquiries ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 161
Introduction

How to use this guide����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4

System requirements ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6

Install�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9

Start ImageMixer 3 ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������16

Supported data�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������17

Precautions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������19

Exit ImageMixer 3��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������22

Uninstall�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������23


How to use this guide
This section gives an introduction to this guide, explaining points such as the scope of this guide and
symbols used in this guide.

Precautions

• "ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility" and "ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools" are together referred to as
"ImageMixer 3" unless otherwise mentioned.

• This guide does not mention basic operations of Windows Operating System. Menu selection and window
operations are based on general operation procedures of Windows Operating System.

• It is prohibited to reproduce the content of this guide, fully or partially, without notice.
• The content of this guide may be modified without notice.
• Please contact our User Support Center if you have any questions.
• Illustrations in this guide show screen captures of the software under development. They may be different
from the actual software.

Symbols used in this guide

Clicking this symbol returns to the top page.

This symbol indicates an important notice regarding the operation.

 This symbol indicates a useful hint for the operation.

 This symbol indicates a reference page relating to the topics.


Trademarks

• ImageMixer™ is a trademark of PIXELA CORPORATION.


• Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and other countries.
• The official name of Windows is Microsoft® Windows® Operating System.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works. Copyright 1993–1998 Dolby Laboratories. All rights
reserved.

• iPod, iTunes are the trademarks of Apple Inc.


• "AVCHD" and "AVCHD" logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
• x.v.Color is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Blu-ray™ is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
• The company names and brand names referred to in this guide are themselves the trademarks, registered
trademarks, and products of their respective companies.

• The ® and TM marks have been omitted in this instruction manual.


System requirements
The system requirements are different between ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility included in Disc 1
and ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools included in Disc 2.

The following configuration does not guarantee full operation. Better system configurations may be
necessary depending on the number of videos and total data volume of the content to be authored.

Supported computer/OS

■ Supported computer
IBM PC/AT compatible computers (DOS/V) with one of the following OS pre-installed.
* Built-to-order computers excepted.

■ Supported OS
Microsoft Windows XP (32bit) Service Pack 2 / Service Pack 3
• Home Edition
• Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista (32bit/64bit) Service Pack 1/ Service Pack 2
• Home Basic
• Home Premium
• Ultimate
• Business
• Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit/64bit)
• Home Premium
• Professional
• Ultimate
• Enterprise
* English versions of listed operating systems.
* To install and use this software, you must be authorized as an Administrator.
* Operating in XP Mode of Windows 7 is not supported.


System configuration for full use of functions

The following is required to use ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools included in Disc 2.

■ CPU
Intel Pentium D / 3.0 GHz or higher
Intel Core 2 Duo / 2.13 GHz or higher
* Intel Core 2 Duo / 2.33 GHz or higher is required for handling videos recorded in MXP mode.
* Operation is not guaranteed when using over-clocked CPUs.

■ Memory
OS Requirement

Microsoft Windows XP 1 GB or more

Microsoft Windows Vista


2 GB or more
Microsoft Windows 7

■ Hard disk
• 200MB or more free disk space is required for software installation.
• To add videos stored in the camcorder to the Library, a larger free space than the size of the videos to
be added is required in the hard disk where the videos will be stored.
• The following free space is required to create a disc:
Writing List Requirement

DVD/AVCHD List At least three times the volume of data to be written on the disc.

Blu-ray List At least twice the volume of data to be written on the disc.

DataDisc List At least the same volume of data to be written on the disc.

■ Graphics
1280x1024 pixels or more, 32 bit or more, Intel G965 (onboard VGA) or higher

■ Sound
Sound card supporting DirectSound

■ Drive
• Drive with DVD writing capabilities
• Disc drive with Blu-ray writing capabilities
■ Others
• Standard USB 2.0 port
• An environment in which DirectX 9.0c operates properly
• A card reader/writer that supports SD/SDHC memory cards (when exporting files with [Other functions])
• An Internet-accessible environment (for software installation and Web uploading)
• An environment in which .NET Framework 2.0 or higher operates properly
• iTunes 7, 8, or 9 (when using exported file converted for iTunes use)
• Adobe Reader (to open the Software Guide - this document)

System configuration for importing, exporting, and Web uploading

The following configuration is required to use ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility included in Disc 1.

■ CPU
OS Requirement

Intel Pentium 4 / 1.49 GHz or higher


Microsoft Windows XP
Intel Celeron / 1.7 GHz or higher

Microsoft Windows Vista Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4 GHz or higher


Microsoft Windows 7 Intel Celeron D / 3.0 GHz or higher

* Operation is not guaranteed when using over-clocked CPUs.

■ Memory
OS Requirement

Microsoft Windows XP 512 MB or more

Microsoft Windows Vista


1 GB or more
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit)

Microsoft Windows 7 (64 bit) 2 GB or more

■ Hard disk
• 30MB or more free disk space is required for software installation.
• To import videos stored in the camcorder, a larger free space than the size of the videos to be imported
is required in the hard disk where the videos will be stored.

■ Graphics
1024x768 pixels or more, 16bit (Hi-color) or more

■ Others
• Standard USB 2.0 port
• An environment in which DirectX 9.0c operates properly
• A card reader/writer that supports SD/SDHC memory cards (when exporting files with [Other functions])
• An Internet-accessible environment (for Web uploading)
• An environment in which .NET Framework 2.0 or higher operates properly
• Adobe Reader (to open the Software Guide - this document)


Install
2 discs are provided for software installation. Make sure to install Disc 1 first. You cannot install Disc 2
without installing first Disc 1.

Difference between Disc1 and Disc2

The software in Disc1 and Disc2 is different:

■ Disc1 (ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility)


This software enables you to import video files from the camcorder
to the computer, and export them to a SD Memory Card or other
storage media. Also, you can upload video files to the video
sharing website.

■ Disc2 (ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools)


This software enables you to import video files from the camcorder
to the computer, then manage and edit them easily. Also, you can
utilize video files in many ways, such as exporting to other storage
media, writing a disc. Uploading to the video sharing website is
also available.

Install Disc1 (ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility)

⒈ Insert Disc 1 to the computer.


Click [Continue] (Windows Vista) / [Yes] (Windows 7) if the [User Account
Control] dialog box is displayed.
➡ The installation screen will be displayed.

⒉ Select your language and click [Next].


⒊ Click [Next].

⒋ Confirm the License Agreement.


Please confirm the content of the
Click [I accept the terms of the license agreement] then [Next].
License Agreement before clicking.

⒌ Select the installation folder, and click [Next]. 


By default the software is installed in the following location: If you want to change the destination,
click [Change...] and specify the
C:\Program Files\PIXELA\ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6\Transfer Utility
destination.

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⒍ Click [Install].

➡ Installation will start.

⒎ Click [Finish]. 
The Software Guide (this document)
is also installed and a shortcut to it is
created on the Desktop. To refer to
the Software Guide, click the shortcut
icon named "ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6
Software Guide".

You cannot use PIXELA software that


came bundled with a different Canon
camcorder with the camcorder with
which this version (ImageMixer 3 SE
Ver.6) was bundled.

➡ Installation of ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility is completed.

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Install Disc2 (ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools)

During the installation procedure, the certification of the software is performed


via Internet. Users with an Internet connection: please have your computer
When Internet connection is
connected to the Internet before the installation.
unavailable, contact our User Support
Center (P.161) and acquire your
certification code.
⒈ Insert Disc 2 to the computer.
Click [Continue] (Windows Vista) / [Yes] (Windows 7) if the [User Account
Control] dialog box is displayed.
➡ The installation screen will be displayed.

⒉ Select your language and click [Next].

⒊ Click [Next].

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⒋ Confirm the License Agreement.
Click [I accept the terms of the license agreement] then [Next]. Please confirm the content of the
License Agreement before clicking.

⒌ Select the installation folder, and click [Next]. 


By default the software is installed in following location: If you want to change the destination,
C:\Program Files\PIXELA\ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6\Video Tools click [Change...] and specify the
destination.

⒍ Select your local video system and click [Next]. 


After installation, you can change
the video system in the Preferences
(P.147)

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⒎ Enter your camcorder's serial number and click [Next].
When using security software, the
registration of the certification code
may not be performed properly
depending on the firewall settings. In
this case, change the settings of the
security software.
* Refer to the manual of the security
software to change the settings.


If your computer is not connected to
the Internet, the certification dialog
box will be displayed.
If you have an Internet-accessible
➡ The serial number you enter will be sent through the Internet. If environment, click [Back] and enter
the number is correct, the certification code is registered and the serial number after accessing to
certification of ImageMixer 3 (the product activation) is completed. the Internet.
Click [OK] when the completion message is displayed.
If you do not have an Internet
* For the location of the serial number, refer to the instruction manual of connection, call our User Support
your camcorder.
Center (P.161) and acquire the
* Personal information will not be collected as the part of the product certification code, then enter it and
activation.
click [Next].

⒏ Click [Install].

➡ Installation will start.

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⒐ Check "Yes, I want to restart my computer now." and
click [Finish]. 
The Software Guide (this document)
is also installed and a shortcut to it is
created on the Desktop. To refer to
the Software Guide, click the shortcut
icon named "ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6
Software Guide".

You cannot use PIXELA software that


came bundled with a different Canon
camcorder with the camcorder with
which this version (ImageMixer 3 SE
Ver.6) was bundled.

➡ The computer will restart and installation of ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6


Video Tools is completed.

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Start ImageMixer 3
Connecting the camcorder starts ImageMixer 3 automatically.
* For camcorder operation, refer to the instruction manual of the camcorder.

Start the software by connecting the camcorder

⒈ Connect the camcorder to a wall outlet using the compact


power adapter.
If the camcorder is disconnected from
the computer while using ImageMixer
3, video files in the camcorder may
⒉ Turn on the camcorder and set it to movie playback mode. be damaged.
While the camcorder is connected
to the computer observe these
⒊ Connect the camcorder and the computer with the USB precautions:
cable supplied with the camcorder. • Use the compact power adapter to
power the camcorder.
➡ The device selection dialog will appear on the camcorder's LCD
• Connect the camcorder and the
panel. computer with a USB cable.
* Operation using a USB hub is not
guaranteed.
⒋ Select the connection to the computer in the LCD.
Click [Continue] (Windows Vista) / [Yes] (Windows 7) if the [User Account
Control] dialog box is displayed.
➡ ImageMixer 3 Launcher (P.112) appears on the computer's screen.

Start the software by other methods

You can also start the software in the following ways. Note that you cannot
use some items in ImageMixer 3 Launcher when the camcorder is not
connected.

■ Start from the shortcut icon.


Double-click the shortcut icon on the Desktop.

■ Start from the [Start] menu.


Select the [Start] menu-[All Programs]-[PIXELA]-[ImageMixer 3 SE
Ver.6]-[ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6].

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Supported data
ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools can handle the following data and discs.

Supported files

• Videos recorded with the CANON camcorder with which ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools is bundled.
• Discs created from the above videos, that were edited and/or authored using ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video
Tools.
* Still image files cannot be used.
* Files saved as a different file format using ImageMixer 3 cannot be used.

Importable files

■ Recording standard
SD-Video standard
AVCHD standard
BD-R 2.0 standard
BD-RE 3.0 standard

■ File format (extension)


H.264/AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts)
WAVE (.wav)
* For audio files, you can only use files longer than 0.5 seconds with a quantization bit rate of 16 bit.

■ Disc type
DVD-R, DVD-R DL
DVD-RW
BD-R, BD-R DL
BD-RE, BD-RE DL
* Writing on 8 cm disc is not supported.

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Exportable files/discs

■ Recording standard
DVD-Video standard
AVCHD standard
BD-R 2.0 standard
BD-RE 3.0 standard

■ File format (extension)


Video Editing: H.264(.m2ts)
Web upload: Windows Media Video (.wmv)
File export (for video-sharing site): Windows Media Video (.wmv)
File export (for computer): MPEG-2 (.mpg)
File export (for iTunes): QuickTime Movie (.mov)
Music file export: WAVE (.wav, .wave) files in linear PCM
* To export a music file, the file must meet the conditions on P.39 .

■ Disc type
DVD-R, DVD-R DL
DVD-RW
BD-R, BD-R DL
BD-RE, BD-RE DL
* 8 cm discs are not supported.
* You cannot add recordings onto discs that have already been recorded.
* When using a rewritable disc, erase the recorded data with ImageMixer 3 before writing.

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Precautions
This section explains important points and limitations you need to be aware of when using ImageMixer 3.

Precautions

• If recorded and/or edited content includes copyrighted works created by third parties, be sure to use them
for personal use.

• Use an AC adapter to power a notebook computer.


• Use the compact power adapter to power the camcorder.
• Connect the camcorder and the computer directly with a USB cable. Operation using USB hubs is not
guaranteed.

• Do not put the computer in Standby mode when a camcorder is connected.


• Read-protected data and copy-protected data cannot be imported.
• Do not operate other software while writing a disc.
• You cannot use PIXELA software that came bundled with a different Canon camcorder with the camcorder
with which this version (ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6) was bundled.

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Operating limitations

• While ImageMixer 3 is running, do not switch user accounts and do not set the computer to Sleep, Hibernate
or Standby mode.

• If the computer is configured to automatically enter a power saving mode after a certain period of time,
change the Power Options in the Control Panel in advance.

• Unicode is not supported in ImageMixer 3.


• Even if video recordings are in a supported format, you may not be able to use them depending on the
recording method.

• You cannot use ImageMixer 3 when connecting two or more camcorders to the computer.
• You cannot use ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6 and ImageMixer 3 at the same time.
• When playing back a disc using ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6, playback will not seem smooth during fast
playback (forward or backwards).

• System folders, Windows-only folders, the root directory C:\ and optical drives cannot be selected as the
saving destination for the Library (P.49) or for exporting files.

• When saving a video file as a new file using ImageMixer 3, the picture quality of the new file will be lower than
that of the original.

• In multiple trimming, you can set up to 20 trimming ranges for a clip.


• Video preview in the edit screen may not be played back smoothly depending on your computer's
configuration.

• During video editing, the titler displayed on the preview screen may be distorted depending on the computer.
This is not reflected in the edited content.

• Discs created with ImageMixer 3 may not be played back on some players.
• When using a rewritable disc, erase the recorded data with ImageMixer 3 before writing.
• If you do not combine files when creating a disc, the joining points between chapters may not be played back
smoothly. Also, if you combine the files, and multiple titles are created, the joining points between titles may
not be played back smoothly.

• When playing back an edited video file, noise may occur depending on the video file or the joining scenes of
the clips. Applying fade-in/fade-out effects on the clips just before or after the noise may solve this problem.

• Edited videos cannot be used for the camcorder's [Video Snapshot] and [Face Detection] functions.
• Disc writing cannot be performed if the Windows file system is FAT32.
• ImageMixer 3 may not operate correctly when a disc writing software other than ImageMixer 3 is installed. In
this case, we recommend not to use multiple disc writing applications at the same time.

• When erasing data on a rewritable disc, the progress bar may not be displayed correctly for some drives.

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• While a disc is being written, do not start any operation that may access the hard disk designated as
[Workspace]. If any free space on the [Workspace] hard disk is used for any purpose other than creating the
disc, the creation of the disc may be interrupted. If other programs are set up to automatically receive files
and save them on the [Workspace] hard disk (download files from the Internet, receive e-mail, update anti-
virus profiles, Windows Update, etc.), close those programs or set them up so files will not be received and
saved automatically.

• You cannot export videos that were recorded in a video format or video system different from that of the
camcorder. It may cause the malfunction of the device to which the videos are exported.

• When handling videos in x.v. Color, which were recorded using the camcorder with which ImageMixer 3 is
bundled, note the following limitations:
- x.v. Color is not applied to videos that were recorded in MXP mode and then written on a disc in AVCHD
standard.
- When editing videos, x.v. Color is not applied if you use a video with different video system or different
resolution of the project.
- When editing videos, if you set a titler over videos recorded in x.v. Color, x.v. Color is not applied while the
titler is being played back.

• Disclaimer regarding the YouTube upload function


When using the YouTube upload function, the number of videos uploaded per hour may be restricted
according to YouTube specifications. Also, full operation cannot be guaranteed for future modifications of the
YouTube specifications, or for every environment.

• Refer to the following Web site for the latest information about operating limitations.
http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/canon/e/

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Exit ImageMixer 3
Exit ImageMixer 3 and disconnect the camcorder. Observe the proper order to disconnect the camcorder.

Exiting ImageMixer 3

Click or on the upper right screen. 


Close all dialog boxes and setting screens before exiting. : Windows XP
: Windows Vista/Windows 7

Disconnecting the camcorder

⒈ Click or on the lower right screen. 


: Windows XP

⒉ Click the article of the camcorder. : Windows Vista/Windows 7

Windows XP/Windows Vista


Click [Safely remove Mass Storage Device -Drive(X:)].
* The letter that appears as "(X:)" varies depending on the computer. If the camcorder is disconnected from
* If multiple choices are displayed, select the drive corresponding to the computer while using ImageMixer
the camcorder. 3, video files in the camcorder may
be damaged. Always follow the
Windows 7
instructions when disconnecting the
Click [Eject CANON(X:)]. camcorder from the computer.
* The letter that appears as "(X:)" varies depending on the computer.
* If two or more "CANON(X:)" are displayed, click all "CANON(X:)".

➡ A message informing you that it is safe to remove hardware will be


displayed.

⒊ Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and


computer.

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Uninstall
Deletes ImageMixer 3 from the computer. Exit ImageMixer 3 if it is running.

Windows XP

⒈ Click the [Start] menu.

⒉ Click [Control Panel].

⒊ Click [Add or Remove Programs].

⒋ Select [ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools] and click


[Remove].
Uninstall ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6
Video Tools first.

⒌ Click [OK]. You cannot uninstall ImageMixer 3 SE


Ver.6 Transfer Utility while ImageMixer
➡ Click [Finish] when a confirmation message is displayed. 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools is still installed.
When you uninstall ImageMixer 3 SE
Ver.6 Video Tools, ImageMixer 3 SE
⒍ Select [ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility] and click Player Ver.6 will be uninstalled at the
same time.
[Remove].

⒎ Click [OK].
➡ Click [Finish] when a confirmation message is displayed.

* After uninstallation, delete administrative files if needed. (P.25)

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Windows Vista / Windows 7

⒈ Click the Start menu.

⒉ Click [Control Panel].

⒊ Click [Uninstall a program].

⒋ Select [ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools] and click


[Uninstall]. Uninstall ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6
Video Tools first.
You cannot uninstall ImageMixer 3 SE
⒌ Click [Continue] (Windows Vista)/[Yes] (Windows 7). Ver.6 Transfer Utility while ImageMixer
3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools is still installed.
When you uninstall ImageMixer 3 SE
⒍ Click [OK]. Ver.6 Video Tools, ImageMixer 3 SE
Player Ver.6 will be uninstalled at the
➡ Click [Finish] when a confirmation message is displayed. same time.

⒎ Select [ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Transfer Utility] and click


[Uninstall].

⒏ Click [Continue] (Windows Vista)/[Yes] (Windows 7).

⒐ Click [OK].
➡ Click [Finish] when a confirmation message is displayed.

* After uninstallation, delete administrative files if needed. (P.25)

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Deleting administrative files

Administrative files are files that contain information related to the video files
used in ImageMixer 3. If you keep these files, you can restore the information
such as file reading and Albums. Perform this procedure if you do not need
these files.

Delete administrative files.


Delete the folder below:

Windows XP
[Start] menu - [My Computer] - [My Document] - [IMx3SEVer6]

Windows Vista
[Start] menu - [Computer] - [Document] - [IMx3SEVer6]

Windows 7
[Start] menu - [Computer] - [My Document] - [IMx3SEVer6]

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Simple operation
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Web upload ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������29

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Video file import
You can import the video files recorded with the camcorder to the computer.

⒈ Connect the camcorder or the source device to the


computer.
Refer to P.16 for how to connect.

➡ ImageMixer 3 Launcher will be displayed.

⒉ Click [Video file import].

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⒊ Select the memory that contains the video files you want
to import.

The SD Memory Card inserted in the camcorder.

The built-in memory of the camcorder.

Both the built-in memory and SD Memory Card in the


camcorder.

A card reader/writer or other devices.

⒋ Select the method to import and click [OK].

Import the video files which have not been saved in the computer
Imports the files which have not been imported to the computer yet.
Import all videos
Imports all files in the selected memory.

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Web upload
You can upload the video files recorded with the camcorder directly to the video sharing Web site (YouTube)
on the Internet.

⒈ Create video files for Web upload using the camcorder.


Refer to the camcorder's instruction manual for details.

⒉ Connect the camcorder to the computer.


Refer to P.16 for how to connect.

➡ ImageMixer 3 Launcher will be displayed.

⒊ Click [Web upload].

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⒋ Select files and click [OK].
Check the video files to upload. You can upload up to 10 files at once.

⒌ Enter your account information and click [Next]. 


You can use your Google account if it
is linked with your YouTube account.
Enter the full Google email address
as shown below into the YouTube
account.
*******(username)@gmail.com

If you fail to enter the correct user


name and password several times,
you may not be able to access
YouTube.

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⒍ Enter the upload information and click [Upload].
Note the following limitations for
uploading files to YouTube:
• The number of files to upload within
1 hour may be limited according to
YouTube specifications.
• When uploading files continuously,
you may not be able to access
YouTube. In this case, retry after a
while.
• Full operation cannot be
guaranteed for future modifications
of the YouTube specifications or for
every environment.

If you upload the files several times in


a short time, the message telling the
wrong user name or password will be
displayed despite the correct ones
Title are entered. In this case, make an
interval when uploading files.
Enter the title of the file you want to upload. If you selected two or more
files, "serial number/total number of files uploaded in the same batch"
will be displayed in the end after uploading.
Description
Enter a description of the video file.
Category
Select the category in the YouTube Web site.
Tags
Enter keywords to be used for searching in the YouTube Web site. You
can enter multiple keywords by entering a space or comma between
keywords.
Wide (16:9)
Check this box to display in 16:9 aspect ratio on YouTube. If unchecked,
the aspect ratio will be 4:3.
Private
If you check this box, video files are uploaded but they are not released.
You can change the release settings later on the YouTube Web site.

* If a message appears about a failed upload, check on the YouTube Web


site. If the file is not uploaded, follow the procedure on P.69 to save it as
a new file for video sharing Web site, then upload the new file from the
YouTube Web site.

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Disc writing
You can write a disc simply by selecting the picture quality and the memory that contains the video files.

⒈ Create a playlist or SD-Video files using the camcorder.


Refer to the camcorder's instruction manual for details.

⒉ Connect the camcorder to the computer.


Refer to P.16 for how to connect.

➡ ImageMixer 3 Launcher will be displayed.

⒊ Click [Disc writing]


Two or more discs will be needed
depending on the total size of the
video files.

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⒋ Select the picture quality and click [Next].

HD (high quality)
Writes a disc keeping the original high-definition picture quality. You can
write on a Blu-ray disc or DVD disc (AVCHD standard).
* Video files recorded in MXP mode will be converted using a maximum bit
rate of 18 Mbps.

SD (standard quality)
Writes a disc from SD-Video files created with the camcorder. You can
write on a DVD disc (DVD-Video standard).

⒌ Select the memory that contains the video files you want
to write onto discs.

The SD Memory Card inserted in the camcorder.

The built-in memory of the camcorder. This icon is displayed


when you selected SD picture quality.

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⒍ Select the drive to write and set a disc.

⒎ Click [Write].

➡ Writing will start.

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Video & music file combination
Combines video files added to the playlist on the camcorder and music files, then imports to the computer
as a single video file.

⒈ Create a playlist and select the music file in the


camcorder.
Refer to the camcorder's instruction manual for details.

⒉ Connect the camcorder to the computer.


Refer to P.16 for how to connect.

➡ ImageMixer 3 Launcher will be displayed.

⒊ Click [Video & music file combination].

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⒋ Select the memory that contains the video files you want
to import.

The SD Memory Card inserted in the camcorder.

The built-in memory of the camcorder.

⒌ Read the message and click [OK].

➡ The separate video files and the music file are combined and
imported as a single video file. The video file will be added to the
Library (P.114).

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Other operations
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Video file export ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41

Edited video file export ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������45

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Music file export
Exports the music files in the computer. The exported music files can be used as background music that
can be played back together with video files.

⒈ Connect the device to export to to the computer.


Note the following when using SD
Connect the camcorder (supported model only) or insert an SD Memory
Memory Cards:
Card into the computer.
• Use SD Memory Cards initialized
Refer to P.16 for how to connect the camcorder. with the camcorder.
• Connect a card reader/writer if your
computer does not have an SD
Memory Card slot.
• Make sure the SD Memory Card is
not write-protected.

➡ ImageMixer 3 Launcher will be displayed.

⒉ Click [Music file export].


Click if not found.

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⒊ Click [Add].

 Music file export screen: P.126

⒋ Select music files to add and click [Open].


You can add up to 10 files that meet the following conditions:

File format WAVE (.wav, .wave) files in linear PCM

File size Less than 1 GB


Channel 2 channels
Quantization bit rate 16 bit
Sampling frequency 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz

➡ Copies of the selected files are created in the following destination


and added to the Music List.
Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\(User account name)\My Documents\My If [My Music]/[Music] folder does
Music\IMx3SEVer6 not exist, the files are saved in the
[IMx3SEVer6] folder created in the [My
Windows Vista Documents]/[Documents] folder.
C:\Users\(User account name)\Music\IMx3SEVer6

Windows 7
C:\Users\(User account name)\My Music\IMx3SEVer6

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⒌ Select the destination to export to.
The value in the capacity bar turns
red when the total size of the files to
export exceeds the capacity of the
selected destination. Reduce the total
file size in the Music List.

⒍ Click [Refresh]. 
If there are no music files in the Music
List, the music files in the destination
will be erased.

⒎ Read the message and click [OK].


While exporting files, do not
disconnect the device to which
you are exporting. If the device
is disconnected, files may not be
exported completely and can become
corrupted (unplayable).

➡ Any music files in the destination will be replaced by the music files
in the Music List.

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Video file export
Exports the video files in the computer back to the camcorder or other removable media. Exported files
can be played back with the camcorder.

Before exporting

Note the following:

• You can export video files that were imported from the camcorder using ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6. However the
files converted to SD-Video or MPEG-2 format cannot be exported.
* When exporting edited files, refer to P.45 .

• Video files are exported by date folders. Date folders are created when importing video files from the
camcorder.

• Free space of at least the same volume of the data to be exported is required in the work space.
• When exporting to an SD Memory card, use a card with an SD Speed Class rating.
• A memory card rated CLASS 4 or higher is required to export the video files recorded in MXP mode and FXP
mode.

• Always use the camcorder to initialize the SD Memory Card.


• If the camcorder is disconnected from the computer while exporting, video files in the export destination may
be damaged.

• When exporting to the camcorder (compliant camcorders only), always use the compact power adapter to
power the camcorder. Make sure that the USB cable is correctly connected to the computer.

• You cannot export the files that were recorded in a video format or video system different from that of the
camcorder.

• If exporting the video files to the camcorder would exceed the maximum number of scenes of the camcorder,
you can export as many scenes as possible until the maximum number of scenes is reached.

• For the sake of protecting your recordings, it is recommended to save all the video files in the camcorder onto
the computer before exporting.

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Export video files

⒈ Connect the device to export to to the computer.


Connect the camcorder (supported model only) or insert an SD Memory Note the following when using SD
Card into the computer. Memory Cards:

Refer to P.16 for how to connect the camcorder. • Use SD Memory Cards initialized
with the camcorder.
• Connect a card reader/writer if your
computer does not have an SD
Memory Card slot.
• Make sure the SD Memory Card is
not write-protected.

➡ ImageMixer 3 Launcher will be displayed.

⒉ Click [Video file export].


Click if not found.

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⒊ Select the folders to export.
Video files are exported by date folders. Date folders are created when
importing video files from the camcorder.

 Video file export screen: P.128


* Thumbnails are displayed only when the thumbnail file exists in the folder.
The thumbnail file is created from the first video file in the folder.
* Even if you delete the first video file in the folder, the thumbnail file will
remain as the thumbnail of the folder. If there are multiple folders with
the same date, the thumbnail of the folder which was imported to the
computer first will be displayed.
* If you imported several batches of video files with the same date, a suffix
such as "_1" and "_2" is added to the end of folder name.

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⒋ Select the destination to export to.

⒌ Check the capacity bar and click [OK].


When the total size of the file exceeds the capacity, the value in the
capacity bar turns red. Reduce the number of folders in this case.

⒍ Read the message and click [OK].


While exporting files, do not
disconnect the device to which
you are exporting. If the device
is disconnected, files may not be
exported completely and can become
corrupted (unplayable).

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Edited video file export
Exports video files edited with ImageMixer 3. Exported files can be played back with the camcorder.

Before exporting

Note the following:

• You can export video files edited with ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6.


* When exporting non-edited files, refer to P.41 .
• Free space of at least the same volume of data to be exported is required in the work space.
• If you delete an edited file and add it to the Library again, the file cannot be used for [Edited video file export].
• When exporting to an SD Memory card, use a card with an SD Speed Class rating.
• A memory card rated CLASS 4 or higher is required to export the video files recorded in MXP mode and FXP
mode.

• If the camcorder is disconnected from the computer while exporting, video files in the export destination may
be damaged.

• When exporting to the camcorder (compliant camcorders only), always use the compact power adapter to
power the camcorder. Make sure that the USB cable is correctly connected to the computer.

• You cannot export the files that were recorded in a video format or video system different from that of the
camcorder.

• If exporting the video files to the camcorder would exceed the maximum number of scenes of the camcorder,
you can export as many scenes as possible until the maximum number of scenes is reached.

• You can export up to 100 scenes at a time.


• Always use the camcorder to initialize an SD Memory Card.
• In the camcorder, exported files cannot be copied, divided, or added to the playlist.
• You can save the exported files on the computer, as well as exporting them to the camcorder again. However,
these operations are not supported by the camcorder

• For the sake of protecting your recordings, it is recommended to save all the video files in the camcorder onto
the computer before exporting.

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Export edited video files

⒈ Connect the device to export to to the computer.


Connect the camcorder (supported model only) or insert an SD Memory Note the following when using SD
Card into the computer. Memory Cards:
• Use SD Memory Cards initialized
Refer to P.16 for how to connect the camcorder. with the camcorder.
• Connect a card reader/writer if your
computer does not have an SD
Memory Card slot.
• Make sure the SD Memory Card is
not write-protected.

➡ ImageMixer 3 Launcher will be displayed.

⒉ Click [Edited video file export].


Click if not found.

⒊ Select the folder to export.

 Edited video file export screen: P.129


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⒋ Select the files to export.

⒌ Check the capacity bar and click [Export].


When the total size of the file exceeds the capacity, the value in the
capacity bar turns red. Reduce the number of files in this case.

⒍ Confirm the message and click [OK].


While exporting files, do not
disconnect the device to which
you are exporting. If the device
is disconnected, files may not be
exported completely and can become
corrupted (unplayable).

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Manage video files
What's the Library? ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������49

Basic operations in the Library ��������������������������������������������������������������������51

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Show video file details ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������61

Edit video file information ����������������������������������������������������������������������������62

Create Album/Smart Albums �����������������������������������������������������������������������64

Save a video file as a new file �����������������������������������������������������������������������69

Upload to YouTube ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������71

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What's the Library?
The Library is the location in the computer where the video files used with ImageMixer 3 are stored. The
files saved in the Library can be used in the Library screen.

What you can do with the Library screen

In the Library screen (P114-121), you can manage or edit video files imported from the camcorder. The
following operations are available in the Library screen.

• Play back video files (P.60)


• Show video file details (P.61)
• Change titles and thumbnails (P.62)
• Create Albums and Smart Albums (P.64)
• Save a video file as a new file (P.69)
• Edit video files (P.76)
• Write discs (P.97)
 Refer to P.51 for basic operations in the Library.

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Locations of the Library

Video files imported from the camcorder to the computer are saved in the following locations:
 You can change the locations in the Preferences (P.147) screen.

■ Files imported with [Video file import] in the ImageMixer 3 Launcher


Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\(User account name)\My Document\My Video\IMx3SEVer6\

Windows Vista
C:\Users\(User account name)\Videos\IMx3SEVer6\

Windows 7
C:\Users\(User account name)\My Video\IMx3SEVer6\

■ Files imported with [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3 Launcher
Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\(User account name)\My Document\My Video\IMxLibraryVer6\

Windows Vista
C:\Users\(User account name)\Videos\IMxLibraryVer6\

Windows 7
C:\Users\(User account name)\My Video\IMxLibraryVer6\

* In Windows XP or Windows 7, files are saved in the [My Documents] folder if [My Video] does not exist.
* In Windows Vista, files are saved in the [Documents] folder if [Videos] does not exist.
* When importing files larger than 2 GB with [Video file import] in the ImageMixer 3 Launcher, the files will be divided
into 2 GB-sized files.
* Imported files are sorted by video format folders ([AVCHD]/[SD-Video]/[MPEG-2]). Files in the [AVCHD] folder are
sorted by recording date, and files in [SD-Video]/[MPEG-2] folder are sorted by importing date.

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Basic operations in the Library
The following section explains the basic operations in the Library screen.

Display the Library screen

Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3


Library screen. It may take time to read imported
video files into the Library.

➡ The Library screen will be displayed.

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Select video files

⒈ Click the format tab that contains the target files.

 Format tab: P.115


Tab File type

[AVCHD] Files recorded with the camcorder.

Files converted to SD-V ideo format with the


[SD-Video]
camcorder.

[MPEG-2] Files converted to MPEG-2 format with the camcorder.

⒉ Click the location that contains the target files.

 Source pane: P.116

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⒊ Click individual video files.

 Browser pane: P.118

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Change the screen layout

You can change the layout and file order in the following ways:

Change the file layout with the display filter and .

Thumbnails and file information are displayed in a list


List
format.

Only thumbnails and titles are displayed. You can


Thumbnail change the size with [Thumbnail size] in upper right
screen.

Show/hide thumbnails when selecting [List].

Click [Show View Options...] from the [Window] menu to


select the header to display.

* File status and title cannot be hidden.

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Drag the header to change the thumbnail size.

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Change the file order

Click the header to arrange the files in ascending/


descending order. 
By changing the file order, you can
play back files in the desired order.

Drag and drop a file to change the order.

In a Smart Album, you cannot


change the file order by dragging and
dropping.

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Add video files

Go to [Video file import] (P.27) to add video files to the Library. 


Refer to P.155 for how to return to
the Library files deleted by [Keep files]
or files with (cannot find this file).

➡ Imported video files will be added to the Library automatically when


opening the Library screen.

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Delete video files

⒈ Select files.
Select the files to delete from the Library, Album, or Writing List. You cannot delete files in a Smart
Album.

⒉ Press Del (Delete) key in the keyboard.


If you selected the file in the Library, go to the next step. Note the following when deleting files
from the Library.
* If you selected the file in an Album or Writing List, deletion is completed in
this step. • The same video file added to the
Album/Smart Album/Writing List will
also be deleted.
⒊ Select how to delete. • When deleting from the Library
a large number of video files at
If you wish to delete the files from the computer, select [Recycle Bin]. If once, the process may take some
you wish to only remove the file from the Library display, select [Keep time. Even though during this time
files]. you may not be able to use the
keyboard or mouse, the video files
are being processed. Please wait
until all the video files are deleted.

When you delete the files that have only link information and whose
original video data does not exist in the Library, the following dialog box
will be displayed. For example, when the files were deleted in Windows
Explorer after having been added to the Library.

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Delete an Album/Smart Album/Writing List

⒈ Select Album/Smart Album/Writing List.

⒉ Press Del (Delete) key in the keyboard.

⒊ Click [OK].

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Play back video files
Select video files in the Library screen to play back.

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3


launcher screen.

⒉ Select a file and click [Playback]. 


You can change the size of the
screen in the following ways:
• Select the screen size from the
[View] menu.
• Drag the edge of the window.
• Double-click the screen (full screen
display).

* When playing back videos recorded in


XP+ mode/SP mode/LP mode (1440
x 1080 pixels) in [Actual size] in the
[View] menu, the size of the screen will
be 1920 x 1080 pixels.

* Double-click the screen again to


return to the original screen from the
➡ Playback will start. Refer to P.122 for operations during playback. full screen.

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Show video file details
You can check the detailed information of a video file.

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3


launcher screen.

⒉ Select a file and click [Information].

➡ The Information panel will be displayed.



Click [Information] again to close the
 Information panel (File information): P.120 panel.

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Edit video file information
You can change the thumbnails and titles displayed in the Library screen. You can also add your rating and
comments.

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3


launcher screen.

⒉ Select a file and click [Information].

➡ The Information panel will be displayed.


 Information panel (File information): P.120

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⒊ Click [Options].

⒋ Edit desired items and click [Information].

 Information panel (Options): P.121


Title
The name entered here is displayed as the title in the Library screen. The
title is also reflected on the menu screen (P.107) of a written disc.

Thumbnail
Changes the thumbnail image. Drag the slider to display the scene to
use for thumbnail.
* Even if you change the thumbnail image, the top scenes of the video files
are displayed as thumbnails in the menu screen (P.107) of a written disc.

My rating
This rating can be used as one of the rules for Smart Albums. Click or
drag on the stars to increase/decrease the number of stars.
Comments
You can enter any comments about the video file.

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Create Album/Smart Albums
You can sort video files in the Library by folders based on a certain theme. There are two types of folders:
Album and Smart Album.

Features of Albums

With an Album/Smart Album, you can group video files based on a certain theme in the Library screen.
This will help you to use video files in the following cases:

• Playing back only your favorite videos.


• Writing a disc of videos recorded on a certain date.
Albums/Smart Albums also have following features:

• You can create multiple Albums so that you can have Albums of various themes.
• One video file can belong to multiple Albums at the same time.
• You can save space on the computer because Albums do not duplicate files, but only sort them.

Differences between Albums and Smart Albums

To create an Album, you need to sort video files manually. To create a Smart Album, select the sorting
criteria and the corresponding video files will be collected automatically.

■ Album
Album is a collection of video files you like, just as a photo album. For example, if you create an Album
"Birthday party", you can manually select and add video files related to the birthday party to that Album.
Then, you can play back the video files in sequence when you want to watch the birthday party videos.

■ Smart Album
Smart Albums collect video files automatically, taking advantage of electronic data. When you set the rules
for the Smart Album, video files that match the criteria are collected automatically. For example, if you create
a Smart Album with the criteria "10th to 12th April, 2010", all video files recorded on the specified dates are
added automatically.

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Create an Album

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3


launcher screen.

⒉ Click .

⒊ Enter the Album name and click [OK].

➡ A new Album is added to the Source pane.

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⒋ Drag and drop files to add to the Album created in Step 2. 
Even if you delete a file in an Album,
the original file in the Library will
remain.

➡ Video files will be added to the Album.

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Create a Smart Album

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3 


launcher screen. The Video Snapshot scenes are
added to the "Video Snapshot" Smart
Album automatically.

⒉ Click and select [New Smart Album...].


You cannot add files in the [MPEG-2]
tab to a Smart Album.

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⒊ Set the rules and click [OK].
When sorting by file size, sorting is
If you wish to add rules, click on the right and set the rule.
based on the integer number of the
If you wish to remove rules after setting up multiple rules, click . file size displayed in the [Information]
panel of the Library.
You can set up to 10 rules for one Smart Album.
* The file size displayed in the Browser
pane of the Library is not used for
sorting. Also, the file size in the
[Information] panel and Brower pane
may be different due to the software's
calculation method.

⒋ Enter the Album name and click [OK].

➡ All the files that meet the requirement will be added automatically
to the Smart Album.

* You cannot delete files in a Smart Album.


* If you wish to change the rules afterwards, right-click the Smart Album
you wish to change and select [Edit Smart Album...] from the menu
displayed.

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Save a video file as a new file
By saving a new file converted to a different format, you can use it to upload to a video sharing Web site or
play back on an iPod.

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3


launcher screen.

⒉ Select video files.

⒊ Select [Export...] in the [File] menu.


You cannot export files in [MPEG-2]
tab.

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⒋ Configure the writing settings and click [Export].
Additional operations in the video
sharing Web site or in iTunes are
required for using files saved by this
method.

Destination to save files


Click [Browse...] and select the destination if you want a different
destination. By default, files are saved in the following location.
Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\(User account name)\My Video
* Files are saved in the [My Documents] folder if [My Video] does not exist.
Windows Vista
C:\Users\(User account name)\Videos
* Files are saved in the [Documents] folder if [Videos] does not exist.
Windows 7
C:\Users\(User account name)\My Video
* Files are saved in the [My Documents] folder if [My Video] does not exist.

Export types
Select the file format of the new file.

[For computer]
I n t h e p i c t u re q u a l i t y s e t t i n g s ,
Creates an MPEG-2 file.
resolution and bit rate are as follows:
[iTunes (for iPod)] [High quality]
Creates a file to transfer to an iPod through iTunes. To use this file on
1280 x 720 / 3Mbps
iPod, you need to register with iTunes.
[Standard quality]
[For video sharing Web site] 640 x 360 / 2Mbps
Creates a file to upload to a video sharing Web site. Select the picture [Low quality]
quality (files in [AVCHD] tab only) and the method to divide the file.
320 x 180 / 1Mbps

Export format
File information corresponding to [Export types] is displayed.

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Upload to YouTube
Uploads the video files stored in the Library.

* It is necessary to create a YouTube account before starting this operation.

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3


launcher screen.

⒉ Click [Web upload].

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⒊ Select files and click [Add].
You can add up to 10 files. Files longer than 10 minutes are
divided 10-minute files and each
divided file is handled as one file.
Therefore, even if there are fewer than
10 files in the Upload List, you may
not be able to add any more files.

➡ Selected files are added to the Upload List.

⒋ Click [Upload].

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⒌ Select the picture quality and click [Next].
File specifications after conversion will vary depending on the file format
and picture quality selected.

High quality

After SD-Video
AVCHD
conversion MPEG-2

File format WMV

Resolution 1280 x 720 Based on original file

Bit rate 3Mbps

Standard quality

After SD-Video
AVCHD
conversion MPEG-2

File format WMV WMV

Resolution 640 x 360 320 x 180

Bit rate 2Mbps 1Mbps

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⒍ Enter your account information and click [Next]. 
You can use your Google account if it
is linked with your YouTube account.
Enter the full Google email address
as shown below into the YouTube
account.
*******(username)@gmail.com

If you fail to enter the correct user


name and password several times,
you may not be able to access
YouTube.

⒎ Enter the upload information and click [Upload].

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Title
Enter the title of the file you want to upload. If you selected two or more
Note the following limitations for
files, "serial number/total number of files uploaded in the same batch"
uploading files to YouTube:
will be displayed in the end after uploading.
• The number of files to upload within
1 hour may be limited according to
Description
YouTube specifications.
Enter a description of the video file. • When uploading files continuously,
you may not be able to access
Category YouTube. In this case, retry after a
Select the category in the YouTube Web site. while.
• Full operation cannot be
Tags guaranteed for future modifications
of the YouTube specifications or for
Enter keywords to be used for searching in the YouTube Web site. You every environment.
can enter multiple keywords by entering a space or comma between
keywords.

Wide (16:9)
If you upload the files several times in
Check this box to display in 16:9 aspect ratio on YouTube. If unchecked, a short time, the message telling the
the aspect ratio will be 4:3. wrong user name or password will be
displayed despite the correct ones
Private are entered. In this case, make an
interval when uploading files.
If you check this box, video files are uploaded but they are not released.
You can change the release settings later on the YouTube Web site.

* If a message appears about a failed upload, check on the YouTube Web


site. If the file is not uploaded, follow the procedure on P.69 to save it as
a new file for video sharing Web site, then upload the new file from the
YouTube Web site.

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Edit video files
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Preparation (project setting)
You need to set a project before editing video files.

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in ImageMixer 3 


Launcher.
The term "project" indicates the entire
operation of video editing. By saving
a project, you can stop editing at any
point and resume editing later.

⒉ Select a file you wish to edit and click [Movie Edit].


You cannot edit video files in [SD-
Video] tab and [MPEG-2] tab.

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⒊ Click [Edit new movie].

⒋ Select the resolution and click [OK].


This step is to select the screen size of the video edited and exported as
one file.

➡ The Edit screen will be displayed.

* The message that the conversion will take time appears when selecting a
resolution different from that of the video files selected in step 2.
* When editing, x.v. Color is not applied if you use a video file with different
video system or different resolution of the project.
* When you edit a number of videos recorded in different recording modes
and save them as a single file, videos will be converted as necessary to
match the recording mode of the videos with the best video quality in the
edited file. Although the recording mode will be changed, the quality of the
video recorded in LP mode or SP mode cannot be improved and will not
change.
* If you mix videos originally recorded in MXP mode/FXP mode (1920 x 1080
pixels) with videos originally recorded in XP+ mode/SP mode/LP mode
(1440 x 1080 pixels) while editing video, the video size has to be changed
and video quality may be deteriorated as a result.
* If you edit video files of 5.1ch and 2ch audio in one project, the audio
channel of the file to be saved will become 2ch.
* Video files recorded with 5.1ch audio will be converted to 2ch after
editing, except when you trim the file or combine 5.1ch files of the same
resolution.

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⒌ Start editing. 
In the edit screen, video and audio
The selected files (clips) are placed on the Working area.
files, as well as text (titler) added in
the editing are called "clips".

 Edit screen (Outline): P.131


Refer to following procedures for your choice of editing.

• Change playback order (P.82)


• Trim a video clip (P.83)
• Cut out multiple scenes from a video clip (P.85)
• Add text (P.87)
• Add music (P.90)
• Adjust volume (P.92)

After editing, save the edited content as a single video file. (P.96).The
original video files used for editing will remain without change.

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Add/delete clips
You can add extra clips or delete clips after setting a project.

Add extra clips

⒈ Click [Library].

 Edit screen (Library panel): P.135

⒉ Select the folder that contains the clip you wish to add.

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⒊ Drag and drop a clip into the Working area.

Delete clips

⒈ Select a clip.

⒉ Click .

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Change playback order
You can change the playback order by arranging the order of clips.

⒈ Drag and drop clips to arrange the order.


* This operation can be performed both in Timeline and Storyboard view.
* You cannot scroll through the Working area by dragging a clip.

 Edit screen (Working area): P.142

Refer to P.96 for saving the edited content as a single video file.

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Trim a video clip
You can trim unnecessary scenes from a video clip.

⒈ Select a clip. 
* This operation can be performed both in Timeline and Storyboard view. In Timeline view (P.144) , you can also
trim videos by dragging the top/end
of the clip in the Working area.
If the clip becomes too short to
select, right-click the previous clip
and select [Select next clip], then
adjust using the IN/OUT-point sliders.

⒉ Drag the IN-point slider to the beginning of the scene to


keep.

 Edit screen (Preview/Trimming panel): P.140

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⒊ Drag the OUT-point slider to the end of the scene to
keep.

Click to check the result.


Refer to P.96 for saving the edited content as a single video file.

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Cut out multiple scenes from a video clip
You can cut out multiple scenes from a video clip.

⒈ Right-click the clip to trim and select [Trim multiple


ranges].

⒉ Drag the OUT-point slider to the end of the scene to


keep.
* Note that the end point setting comes first.

 Edit screen (Multiple trimming window): P.145

⒊ Drag the IN-point slider to the beginning of the scene to


keep.

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⒋ Click .

⒌ Repeat steps 2 to 4 to trim out other scenes you may


want to keep.
You can set up to 20 ranges.

⒍ Click [OK].

➡ Specified ranges are placed in the Working area.

Select a clip and click to check the result.


Refer to P.96 for saving the edited content as a single video file.

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Add text on videos
You can add text on videos. Text size, font, and way to display can also be changed.

⒈ Click [Titler].
* The screen changes to Timeline view if it is in Storyboard view.

⒉ Drag the slider to the beginning point where you wish to


display text.

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⒊ Enter the text. 
You can enter up to 64 characters. If the text is too long to display, insert line breaks or You can also change text size, font,
change the text size. and text color.

 Edit screen (Titler panel): P.137

⒋ Set the duration to display.


You can set between 0.5 and 10 seconds.

⒌ Select the way to display.


Select the displaying method from the Titler list. Click [Preview] to view
the demonstration.

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⒍ Click [Apply].
When editing videos, if you set a titler
over videos recorded in x.v. Color, x.v.
Color is not applied while the titler is
being played back.

➡ The text (titler clip) is placed in the Working area.

Click then to check the result. Once a clip is created, you can
change the starting position and duration in the Working area.
Refer to P.96 for saving the edited content as a single video file.

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Add music on videos
You can add music on videos.

⒈ Click [Audio file].


* The screen changes to Timeline view if it is Storyboard view.

 Edit screen (Audio file panel): P.136

⒉ Select the folder that contains the music file you wish to
add.

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⒊ Drag and drop a music file into the Working area. 
You can use “.wav” files. You can change the start point of the
music by dragging the audio clip to
* Only files longer than 0.5 second with a quantization bit rate of 16 bit. the right or left.

Click then to check the result. Once a clip is created, you can
change the starting position and duration in the Working area.
Refer to P.96 for saving the edited content as a single video file.

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Adjust volume
You can adjust the volume of the video and audio clip.
You can also use sound effects to make the volume become louder gradually (Fade-in) or softer gradually
(Fade-out).

⒈ Click [Adjust Volume].

⒉ Select a clip.
You can adjust the volume of video and audio clips. To adjust audio
clips, click the [Timeline] tab to select audio clip.

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⒊ Adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume with the vertical slider.

 Edit screen (Adjust volume panel): P.139

⒋ Adjust the Fade-in / Fade-out duration.


Adjust with the horizontal slider.

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⒌ Click [Apply].

Click to check the result.


Refer to P.96 for saving the edited content as a single video file.

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Save a project
By saving a project, you can stop editing at any point and resume editing later. By saving a project before
saving, it is easier for you to check the actual results and re-edit the project if necessary.

⒈ Select [Save project] from the [File] menu.

⒉ Select the save destination and click [Save]. 


The project is saved as a file with the
".es6" extension. When resuming the
project, select [Open project and edit
movies] after clicking [Movie Edit] in
the Library screen.

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Save edited videos as a single file
The edited content is saved as a single file. The original video files used for editing will remain without
change.

⒈ Click [Save] tab.

⒉ Click [Save].

⒊ Select the save destination and click [Save].


Edited files have following limitations:
• [Video bitrate] information of the
edited video does not appear in the
File Information Panel in the Library.
• Edited videos cannot be used for
the camcorder's [Video Snapshot]
and [Face Detection] functions.

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Write a disc
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Write video files onto a disc
You can write a disc of video files stored in the Library.

* To write a disc of video files in the camcorder, refer to P.32 .

⒈ Click [Video file management & edit] in the ImageMixer 3


launcher screen.

⒉ Click [Disc list].

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⒊ Click the Writing List that meets your purpose.

Writing List DVD List AVCHD List Blu-ray List DataDisc List

Store standard
definition video Store high Store high Store high
Purpose that was converted definition video as definition video as definition video as
from high definition is *2 is is *3
video *1

BD-R
DVD-R DVD-R DVD-R
BD-R DL
Writable discs *4 DVD-R DL DVD-R DL DVD-R DL
BD-RE
DVD-RW DVD-RW DVD-RW
BD-RE DL

Supported format [AVCHD]


[AVCHD] [AVCHD] [AVCHD]
(Format tab in the Library) [SD-Video]

Playback on ImageMixer 3
-
SE Player Ver.6

Playback on a standalone
- -
DVD player *5

Playback on a standalone
-
Blu-ray disc player *5

*1 - Picture quality will be lower than the original file due to the conversion. Also, it may take time to create a disc. If the
original file is standard quality, it is written in the same quality.
- Cannot add files recorded using the [24F] frame rate.

*2 - Video files recorded in MXP mode will be converted using a maximum bit rate of 18 Mbps. Also, it may take time
to create a disc due to the conversion.
- x.v. Color is not applied to files recorded in MXP mode.

*3 - For use in ImageMixer 3 only. For example, if you do not have a Blu-ray disc drive, you can store the files recorded
in MXP mode onto a DVD disc without lowering the quality due to conversion.

*4 Writing on 8 cm disc is not supported.

*5 Make sure that your DVD or Blu-ray disc player supports the disc type that you are going to play back.

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⒋ Enter the list name and click [OK].

The list name entered in this step becomes the menu title (P.107) of the
written disc. Long titles may not be fully displayed. Enter the title within
the following length.
[DVD List]
Approximately 20 bytes

[AVCHD/Blu-ray/DataDisc List]
Approximately 30 bytes
* The number changes depending on the characters used.

➡ A new Writing List is added to the Source pane.

⒌ Click [Library] and drag and drop files to the Writing List.
Drag and drop files to the Writing List created in Step 4.

➡ A confirmation message will be displayed.


* The confirmation message will not be displayed when dropping to
DataDisc List. Go to step 7.

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⒍ Decide whether to combine files or not. 
Click [Yes] when combining multiple files as one title. Files will be combined if files of the
same resolution are played back in
Click [No] when applying a title to every single file.
series when written onto a disc.
* Refer to P.106 for details about titles.
* This operation is irreversible. To redo the operation, create a new Writing
List.

⒎ If there are some other files to write, drag and drop


additional video files to the Writing List.
Remove video files when the value on
the capacity bar is shown in red.
* If you are to combine files and create
titles, the number of titles will change
depending on the playback order.

* The value on the capacity bar is an


estimation. Note that you may not be
able to write a disc even if the value is
shown in black.

The maximum number of title varies depending on the Writing List. 


If you want to add more than 100 files
Combine files DVD List AVCHD List Blu-ray List to one title, save multiple files as one
video file in video edit. While editing,
select [Preferences...] in the [Settings]
Yes 99 500 500 menu, then uncheck "Add chapter
marker for each video clip".
No 99 99 500

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⒏ Change playback order and title name.
If necessary, change the playback order (P.56) after clicking the Writing When combining files, the number of
List created in Step 4, or change the title name (P.62). titles will change depending on the
playback order.

Title names will appear below the thumbnail of the menu screen (P.107)
of the written disc. Long titles may not be fully displayed. Enter the title
within the following length.
[DVD List]
Approximately 8 bytes

[AVCHD/Blu-ray/DataDisc List]
Approximately 12 bytes
* The number changes depending on the characters used.

⒐ Right-click the Writing List and click [Edit (the name of


the List that you selected)...].

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10. Configure menu screen settings and click [OK]. 
The menu screen (P.107) is the
screen that appears first when playing
back the written disc. In this step,
you decide the design of the screen.

Select menu
Select the design of the menu screen.

Disc size
Select the disc type to write.

Combine files
Displays whether files are combined. (P.101)

11. Set a disc and click [Write].


Usable discs vary depending on the Writing List that you selected. refer to the table on
P.99 for usable discs.

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12. Configure the writing settings and click [Create].
If other programs are set up to
automatically receive files and save
them on the [Workspace] hard disk
(download files from the Internet,
receive e-mail, update antivirus
profiles, Windows Update, etc.),
close those programs or set them up
so files will not be received and saved
automatically.

While a disc is being written, do


not start any operation that may
access the hard disk designated as
[Workspace]. If any free space on
the [Workspace] hard disk is used for
any purpose other than creating the
disc, the creation of the disc may be
interrupted.
* This image is for illustration purposes only. Some items are not displayed
depending on the disc used.

Writing drive
Select the writing drive.

Eject button
Opens the disc tray. Select the writing drive and insert a disc.
* A message whether the inserted disc can be used for writing or not
appears at the bottom.

Disc Erase
If you set a DVD-RW disc that already contains data, you need to select
the erasing method.
[Quick Erase]
Erases quickly. An error may occur depending on the content to erase;
however, under normal circumstances, the content can be erased with
this method.

[Complete Erase]
This may take more than 60 minutes, but ensures few possibilities of
errors. Select this method if, for example, you encountered an erasing
failure with Quick Erase.

Write after testing


This option is displayed when you insert a DVD-R. Executes a test
writing for DVD-R discs. It may take time, but it may keep you from
wasting discs due to writing failures.

Check after writing


After the disc is written, verifies that the data has been written accurately
and in its entirety.

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13. Decide whether to write another disc.
When writing is completed, the following message will be displayed.
Click [OK] to write another disc with the same content. Click [Cancel] to
finish writing.

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Play back a written disc
When you write video files onto a disc, titles and chapters are created at the same time. Also the menu
screen will appear first when playing back the written disc.

Titles and chapters

When you write a disc, the number of the video unit (title) will change depending on the resolution,
playback order, and file combination settings. The following illustration describes before and after
writing seven video files (A to G) onto a disc while the files are set to be combined.

Before writing (Video files in the Library)

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080 1440 x 1080

Title 1 Title 2 Title 3 Title 4

1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080

Playback order

After writing (Videos in a disc)


indicates chapters.

■ Title
A video unit to be written on a disc is called "title". The menu screen (P.107) of a written disc will be displayed
by titles. Depending on file combination settings (P.101) , one video file becomes one title, or multiple video
files are combined into one title. Files will be combined to one title if files of the same resolution are played
back in series when written onto a disc.

■ Chapter
The original file used for writing a disc is called "chapter". When you skip the playback, you will jump to the
conjunction of original files.
* When you write an edited video file, the original files used for editing are handled as chapters.

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Menu screen

The following screen will be displayed first when you play back a written disc.

₁ Menu title
The name of the Writing List will appear as the menu title of the disc.

₂ Title thumbnail
The top scene of the title is displayed.

₃ Title name
The name of the title.

₄ Page number
Displays the number of the current menu screen out of the total number of menu screens.

₅ Turn a page
Turns a page when there are multiple menu screens.

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Play back with ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6
ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6 is installed together with ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools.

⒈ Start ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6


Double-click the shortcut icon or start from the [Start] menu. You cannot use ImageMixer 3 SE
Player Ver.6 and ImageMixer 3 at the
same time. Exit ImageMixer 3 if it is
■ Start from the shortcut icon. running.
Double-click the shortcut icon on the Desktop.

■ Start from the [Start] menu.


Select the [Start] menu-[All Programs]-[PIXELA]-[ImageMixer 3 SE
Ver.6]-[ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6].

⒉ Click the [File] menu and select the method to play back.
Click [Select file] to play back a video file, click [Select disc] to play back
a video disc.

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⒊ Select a video file/disc and start playback. 
You can change the size of the
screen in following ways:
• Select the screen size from the
[View] menu.
• Drag the edge of the window.
• Double-click the screen (full screen
display).

* When playing back videos recorded in


XP+ mode/SP mode/LP mode (1440 x
1080 pixels) in [Actual size] in the [View]
menu, the size of the screen will be
1920 x 1080 pixels.

* Double-click the screen again to


return to the original screen from the
You can play back the following: full screen.

• H.264 files
• Discs created from the "AVCHD List" in ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video
Tools.
• Discs created from the "Blu-ray List" in ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video
Tools.
• Discs created from the "DataDisc List" in ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video
Tools.
• DVD (AVCHD)/Blu-ray discs created by [Disc writing] in ImageMixer 3
Launcher.

Use the controller for the operations during playback.


 ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6 controller: P.124

Note the following when playing back video files/discs.

• When you play back a disc, the [Reading information...] dialog box will
appear at first, and it may take time to read the disc information.
* When reading a disc with approximately 90 scenes, this process
may take about 2 minutes.

• If you do not combine files when creating a disc (P.101), the joining
points between scenes may not be played back smoothly. Also, if you
combine the files, and multiple titles are created, the joining points
between titles may not be played back smoothly.
* To playback smoothly, place clips on the Working area in a row in
the edit screen, and export them as one video file, then write the file
on a disc.

• While playing back video files/discs, do not press the key combination
Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Otherwise, the playback will be stopped and the
program will return to the menu screen. To continue playing back,
start the playback procedure from the beginning.

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Search from screens
Startup screen
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Playback screen
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Export screen
Music file export screen ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 126
Video file export screen ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 128
Edit video file export screen ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 129

Web upload screen


Web upload screen from the Library�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 130

Edit screen
Outline ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 131
Mode bar �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 132
Function bar ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 133
Settings panel ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 134
Preview/Trimming panel ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 140
Working area ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 142
Multiple trimming window �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 145

Preferences screen
Preferences screen (All items)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 147

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Startup screen
The following screen appears first after starting ImageMixer 3. This screen is called the Launcher.

ImageMixer 3 Launcher screen

Clicking the button navigates you to the screen to operate.

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₁ [Video file import] button


Imports video files in the camcorder to the computer. (P.27)

₂ [Web upload] button


Uploads video files in the camcorder to the video sharing Web site. (P.29)

₃ [Disc writing] button


Writes a disc of the video files in the camcorder. (P.32)

₄ [Video & music file combination] button


Combines video files added to a playlist on the camcorder and music files, then imports to the computer
as a single video file. (P.35)

₅ [Music file export] button


Exports music files in the computer to an SD Memory Card or other storage media. (P.38)

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₆ [Video file export] button
Exports video files imported to the computer with ImageMixer 3 to an SD Memory Card or other storage
media. (P.41)

₇ [Edited video file export] button


Exports video files edited with ImageMixer 3 SE to an SD Memory Card or other storage media. (P.45)

₈ [Video file management & edit] button


Manages and edits the video files imported from the camcorder to the computer using ImageMixer 3. (P.48)

₉ [Information settings] button


Configures online confirmation settings. If the information of the checked articles are updated, you will be
notified when starting ImageMixer 3.
Only when the computer is connected to the Internet.

� [Exit] button
Exits ImageMixer 3.

� [Version information] button


Shows the version of ImageMixer 3 currently installed. This is used to check the update.

� [Help] button
Opens the Software Guide (this document).

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Library screen
The Library screen is used to manage video files imported from the camcorder to the computer.
Refer to P.49 for the operations from this screen.

Outline

The Library screen is composed of three parts. For details, refer to the explanation of the respective
parts.

₁ Format tab (P.115)


Imported video files are sorted by file format.

₂ Source pane (P.116)


Locations that contain video files.

₃ Browser pane (P.118)


Displays the list of video files stored in the location you selected in the Source pane.

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Format tab

Imported video files are sorted by file format. Select the format of the video file.

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₁ [AVCHD] tab
Displays the video files recorded with the camcorder.

₂ [SD-Video] tab
Displays the video files converted to SD-Video with the camcorder.

₃ [MPEG-2] tab
Displays the video files converted to MPEG-2 with the camcorder.

₄ [Back] button
Returns to ImageMixer 3 Launcher.

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Source pane

The Source pane has a list of folders that sorts the video files. When you select a folder, the video files
in it are displayed in the Browser pane (P.118).

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The items in the Source pane vary according to the format tab (P.115) selected.
Items in Source pane AVCHD SD-Video MPEG-2
Library
Disc drive - -
Album
Smart Album -
DVD List -
AVCHD List - -
Blu-ray List - -
DataDisc list - -

₁ Library
The location where all the video files used with ImageMixer 3 are stored.

₂ Disc drive
The drives connected to the computer. Displays the video files in a disc inserted into the drive.
* If the disc drive is selected, the [Reading information...] dialog box will appear and then the content of the disc
will appear in the Browser pane. If the disc contains a large number of scenes (approximately 90 scenes for
example), this process may take about 7 minutes.

₃ Album
A list of video files collected from the Library by theme or any categories you wish.

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₄ Smart Album
A list of video files collected from the Library by specific conditions.

₅ Writing List
A list of video files selected from the Library to create your original disc. The disc type and standard will
vary depending on the type of list. Some lists cannot be used depending on the Format tab selected.

Writing List Functions

DVD List A Writing List for creating a DVD disc in DVD-Video standard.

A Writing List for creating a DVD disc in AVCHD standard. The bit rate of the files
AVCHD List recorded in MXP mode will be converted to 18 Mbps at maximum, and the picture and
audio quality will not be retained.

Blu-ray List A Writing List for creating a Blu-ray disc.

A Writing List for creating a DVD disc for data storage. When creating a disc using this
DataDisc List list, the video content will be saved without changing its quality. Discs created with the
DataDisc List cannot be played back on a standalone DVD players.

* "Bit rate (Mbps)" indicates the size of video and audio data transferred per second when recording, measured
in Mbps. The higher the number, the better the video and audio quality.

₆ Add new Album button


Creates a new Album.

₇ Utility menu button


Displays available menu options such as adding new Album, adding new Smart Album, etc. Menu
options vary depending on the item currently selected in the Source pane.

₈ Eject button
Displayed when a disc drive is selected. Click to eject the disc in the drive.

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Browser pane

The Browser pane displays the list of video files stored in the location you selected in the Source pane
(P.116).

₁ Display Filter
Shows/hides thumbnails or changes the thumbnail size. (P.54)

₂ Browser pane
Displays the video files stored in the location you selected in the Source pane. File status is indicated by
the following marks.

Mark Name Status

Playback The file is being played back.

The file has already been imported to the computer previously. This
Imported
mark appears when selecting a disc drive in the Source Pane.

The file was added to the Library in the past, but it cannot be found
Cannot find this file
as the file location has been changed or the file has been deleted.

Uploaded The file has been uploaded to YouTube.

The file was imported from the camcorder using [Video & music file
Combined video & audio
combination] in ImageMixer 3 Launcher.

Appears when dragging a file to a location where it cannot be


Cannot drop here
dropped.

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₃ Control buttons
The buttons vary depending on the selected item in the Source Pane.
When selecting Library/Album/Smart Album

Button Function Format tab

[Playback] Plays back the selected video file. All

Displays the information panel (P.120) at the bottom of


[Information] All
the Browser pane.

[Movie Edit] Opens the screen for video editing (P.131) . [AVCHD]

[Web upload] Opens the screen for Web uploading (P.130) . All

Creates a new DVD List, AVCHD List, Blu-ray List, or [AVCHD]


[Disc List]
DataDisc List. [SD-Video]

When selecting a disc drive

Button Function Format tab

[Playback] Plays back the selected video file.


[AVCHD]
[Import] Imports the selected videos to the Library.

When selecting a Writing List

Button Function Format tab

[Playback] Plays back the selected video file.

Displays the information panel (P.120) at the bottom of


[Information]
the Browser pane.

[AVCHD]
Displays the total size of the selected video files and the
Capacity bar/number of disc capacity. The number on the right shows the files [SD-Video]
titles currently added to the list and the number of files that
can be written on a disc.

[Write] Starts writing.

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File Information panel

When you select a video file in the Browser pane and click the [Information] button, detailed information
about the selected file will be displayed.

■ File Information tab

 To display file information: P.61


* The value in [System bitrate] and [Video bitrate] may differ from those of the camcorder.
* When selecting [SD-Video] or [MPEG-2] tab, the value in [Video bitrate] will not be displayed.

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■ Options tab
Click [Options] tab to display.

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 To edit file information: P.62

₁ Title
You can change the titles of the videos in the Library. The title you enter here will appear on the menu
screen of the written disc.

₂ Thumbnail
Displays a thumbnail of the video. You can change the image used as the thumbnail by dragging the
slider.
* Even if you change the thumbnail image, the top scenes of the videos are displayed as thumbnails in the menu
screen (P.107) of a written disc.

₃ Comments
You can enter any comments about the video file.

₄ My rating
You can rank your favorite video files. This rating can be used as one of the rules for Smart Albums.
Click or drag on the stars to increase/decrease the number of stars. Dragging the star to the left end
minimizes the rating.

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Playback screen
Screen components are different between ImageMixer 3 and ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6.

ImageMixer 3 preview screen

Clicking [Playback] after selecting files in the Browser pane displays following screen.

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 To play back video files: P.60

₁ Elapsed time
Shows the time of current playback position.

₂ Playback slider
Shows the current playback position. You can also drag the slider to set where to start playing.

₃ Remaining time / Total time


Displays the remaining time of the video during playback. Clicking this area switches the display between
total and remaining playback time.

₄ Skip to previous button


Jumps to the beginning of the video file you are playing back. When the playback point is already at the
beginning of the video file, it jumps to the beginning of the previous video file.

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₅ Playback button
Plays back/pauses the video. During playback, the button will appear as Pause button.

₆ Skip to next button


Jumps to the beginning of the next file.

₇ Mute
Mutes/restores the volume.

₈ Volume level
Adjusts the volume of the video you are playing.

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ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6 controller

The controller is displayed when playing back video files and discs with ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6.

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 To play back with ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6: P.109

₁ Navigation button
Controls the menu screen when playing back a disc.

₂ Playback slider
Shows the current playback position. You can also drag the slider to set where to start playing back.

₃ Elapsed time
Shows the time of the current playback position.

₄ Menu button
Returns to the menu screen when playing back a disc.

₅ Eject button
Ejects the disc being played back.

₆ Skip to previous button


Jumps to the previous chapter.

₇ Fast Reverse button


Reverses the video at a higher speed. Every time you click this button, the speed changes x10, x30,
x60, and x5.

₈ Playback button
Plays back/pauses video. During playback, the button will appear as Pause button.

₉ Stop button
Stops playback.

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� Fast Forward button
Advances the video at a higher speed. Every time you click this button, the speed changes x10, x30,
x60, and x5.

� Skip to next button


Jumps to the next chapter.

� Mute button
Mutes/restores the volume.

� Volume level
Adjusts the volume of the video you are playing.

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Export screen
Following are the screens to export music, video, and edited video files.
The screens vary depending on the file type you export.

Music file export screen

Clicking [Music file export] in ImageMixer 3 Launcher displays following screen.

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 To export music files: P.38

₁ Music List
The list of music files to export. Double-click the files to play back.

₂ [Add] button
Adds music files to the Music List.

₃ [Delete] button
Deletes the file selected in the Music List.

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₄ [Playback]/[Stop] button
Plays back the file selected in the Music List. This button becomes [Stop] button during playback.
* Operations such as fast forwarding, rewinding, and pausing are not available,

₅ Destination to export
The name of the destination to export and the drive letter are displayed. Select the destination to export
to.

₆ Capacity bar
Displays the free space in the destination to export and the total size of the files in the Music List. When
the total size of the files in the Music List exceeds the capacity of the destination, the value is displayed
in red.

₇ [Refresh] button
Exports the files currently displayed in the Music List and replaces the music files stored in the
destination.

₈ [Cancel] button
Returns to ImageMixer 3 Launcher.

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Video file export screen

Clicking [Video file export] in ImageMixer 3 Launcher displays following screen.

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 To export video files: P.41

₁ Show thumbnails
Check the box to show the thumbnails. A thumbnail is displayed only when the thumbnail file exists in
the folder. The thumbnail file is created from the first video file in the folder.

₂ Folder list
Displays the list of folders sorted by recording date.

₃ Destination to export
The name of the destination to export and the drive letter are displayed. Select the destination to export
to.

₄ Capacity bar
Displays the free space in the destination to export and the total size of the files to export. When the total
size of the files to export exceeds the capacity of the destination, the value is displayed in red.

₅ [OK] button
Exports the video files in the selected folder to the destination.

₆ [Cancel] button
Returns to ImageMixer 3 Launcher.

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Edit video file export screen

Clicking [Edited video file export] in ImageMixer 3 Launcher displays following screen.

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 To export edited video file: P.45

₁ Source pane
Displays the Library, Albums, and Smart Albums.

₂ Destination to export
The name of the destination to export and the drive letter are displayed. Select the destination to export
to.

₃ Browser pane
Displays the list of edited video files in the Library, Albums, and Smart Albums selected in the Source
pane.

₄ Capacity bar
Displays the free space in the export destination and the total size of the selected video files. When the
total size of the selected video files exceeds the capacity, the value is displayed in red. The number of
“selected files / total files” is displayed on the right side of the bar.

₅ [Export] button
Starts exporting edited video files.

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Web upload screen
The following screen is used to upload video files from the Library to YouTube.

Web upload screen from the Library


Clicking [Web upload] in the Library screen displays the following screen.

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 To upload to YouTube: P.71

₁ Library
A list of video files stored in the Library.

₂ [Add] button
Adds selected video files to the Upload List.

₃ [Preview] button
Plays back the selected file in the Preview panel.

₄ Preview panel
Displays the video of selected file.

₅ Upload List
The list of video files to upload.

₆ [Delete] button
Removes the video file selected in the Upload list.

₇ [Upload] button
Determines the video file in the Upload List and proceeds to the next step.

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Edit screen
Following are the screens used to edit video files. The screen varies depending on the edit type.

Outline

The Edit screen is composed of five parts. For details, refer to the explanation of the respective parts.

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₁ Mode bar (P.132)


Switches between the editing screen and save screen.

₂ Function bar (P.133)


Import videos to edit and select the type of editing.

₃ Settings panel (P.134)


Displays the setting options selected in the Function bar.

₄ Preview/Trimming panel (P.140)


Previews and trims the selected video file.

₅ Working area (P.142)


Place video files and arrange playback order or set the start and ending points of effects.

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Mode bar

Switches the screen to edit and save.

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₁ [Edit] tab
Displays the edit screen.

₂ [Save] tab
Displays the screen to save the edited content.

₃ [Back] button
Returns to the Library screen.

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Function bar

Select the edit type.


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₁ [Library] button
Adds extra video clips. (P.80)

₂ [Audio file] button


Adds music on videos. (P.90)

₃ [Titler] button
Adds text on videos. (P.87)

₄ [Adjust Volume] button


Adjusts the volume of the clip. (P.92)

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Settings panel

Panel display differs according to the items selected in the Function bar (P.133). For details, refer to the
explanation of the respective settings.

• Library panel (P.135)


• Audio file panel (P.136)
• Titler panel (P.137)
• Adjust volume panel (P.139)

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■ Library panel
Clicking [Library] button displays following panel.

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 To add extra clips: P.80

₁ Source
A list of locations where the clips are stored.

₂ Clip list
A list of usable clips.

₃ [Apply] button
Places selected clips onto the Working area.

₄ [Preview] button
Selected clip is played back on the Preview/Trimming panel.

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■ Audio file panel
Clicking [Audio file] button displays following panel.

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 To add music on videos: P.90

₁ Source
A list of locations where the clips are stored.

₂ Clip list
A list of usable clips.

₃ [Apply] button
Places selected clips onto the Working area.

₄ [Preview] button
Selected clip is played back on the Preview/Trimming panel.

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■ Titler panel
Clicking [Titler] button displays following panel.

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 To add text on videos: P.87

₁ Titler list
Select how the text will appear and move.
* When you select the [Credit roll] or [Display-Top center], [Stop at stop position] and [Display time] will be invalid.

₂ Text box
Enter the text to display on the video.

₃ [Stop at stop position] check box / Stop time


Check the box if you wish to stop the text after being displayed for a certain time. When you check the
box, enter the time after which you want to stop the text between 0.5 second and the total display time.

₄ Display time
Enter the display time (0.5 - 10 seconds).

₅ Font menu
Select the font for the text.

₆ Text size
Enter the text size.

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₇ Color palette
Select the text color.

₈ Alignment
Set text alignment (left, center, right).
* When you select the [Vertical (top to bottom)] line alignment will be invalid.

₉ Text style
Set text style (bold, italic, underline, strike-through).

� Text direction
Set text direction (vertical, horizontal).

� [Apply] button
Applies the text settings.

� [Preview] button
Displays the result on the Video display.

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■ Adjust volume panel
Clicking [Adjust volume] button displays following panel.

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 To adjust volume: P.92

₁ Volume slider
Adjusts the volume of the video file. The green area shows the volume.

₂ Fade-in slider
Allows you to set the sound so it becomes louder gradually (Fade-in).

₃ Fade-out slider
Allows you to set the sound so it becomes softer gradually (Fade-out).

₄ [Apply] button
Applies the volume settings.

₅ [Preview] button
The setting result is played back.

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Preview/Trimming panel

Displays the clip being selected and trims the length.

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3 4

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 To trim videos: P.83

₁ Elapsed time
Shows the current playback time.

₂ Playback slider
Drag to change the playback position.

₃ IN-point slider
Drag to set the start point of the video you want to keep.

₄ OUT-point slider
Drag to set the end point of the video you want to keep.

₅ Playback button
Plays back/pauses video. During playback, the button will appear as Pause button.

₆ Stop button
Stops playback.

₇ Skip to previous button


Jumps to the IN-point currently set.

₈ Skip to next button


Jumps to the OUT-point currently set.

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₉ Mute button
Mutes/restores the volume.

� Volume level
Adjusts the volume.

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Working area

The clips are placed in the order of playback beginning from the left. There are two ways to display:
Storyboard and Timeline.

• Common items (P.143)


• Storyboard display (P.144)
• Timeline display (P.144)

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■ Common items
Following items are displayed in both Storyboard and Timeline display.
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₁ [Storyboard] tab
Displays the order of clips visually.

₂ [Timeline] tab
Displays the order of clips as well as the start/end point of effects such as titler and music.

₃ Scaling slider
Changes the time scale of the Timeline display.

₄ Select all button


Select all clips placed in the Working area.

₅ Black screen button


Place a black screen video in the Working area. This clip can be used as a filling clip at the beginning
and ending of the edited video.

₆ Delete button
Deletes the selected clip.

₇ Capacity bar
Displays the free space available on the working disk.

₈ Multiple trimming
Right-click a video clip and select this opens multiple trimming window (P.145).

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■ Storyboard display
The thumbnails of applied clips are placed in playback order. In the early stage of editing, it is useful because
you can arrange the playback order of the video files visually.

₁ Clip
Video file placed on the Working area.

■ Timeline display
Video clips are shown as one line. It is useful for editing details because the lines of text and audio are also
displayed.
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₁ Titler
Titler (text) clips are placed.

₂ Video
Video clips are placed.

₃ Audio
Audio clips are placed.

₄ Slider
Drag to change the playback position. The scene corresponding to the current position of the slider is
displayed in the Preview/Trimming panel.

₅ Clip
Video file placed on the Working area and the text/audio added in editing.

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Multiple trimming window

Trims multiple videos from a selected clip.

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 To trim multiple scenes from a clip: P.85

₁ Elapsed time
Shows the current playback time.

₂ Playback slider
Drag to change the playback position.

₃ IN-point slider
Drag to set the start point of the video you want to keep.

₄ OUT-point slider
Drag to set the end point of the video you want to keep.

₅ List
Displays the start and end time of the trimmed range.

₆ [Delete] button
Deletes the trimming range selected in the List.

₇ Playback button
Plays back/pauses video. During playback, the button will appear as Pause button.

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₈ Skip to previous button
Jumps to the previous trimming point. If there is no trimming point, jumps to the beginning of the clip.

₉ Skip to next button


Jumps to the next trimming point. If there is no trimming point, jumps to the end of the clip.

� Cut button
Cuts the trimming range determined by the current location of the IN and OUT points.

� Mute button
Mutes/restores the volume.

� Volume level
Adjusts the volume of the video you are playing.

� [OK] button
Adds the trimmed scenes that appear on the List to the Working area.

� [Cancel] button
Returns to the edit screen without setting any trimming ranges.

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Preferences screen
You can change the settings such as the destination to save imported video files and video system when
writing a disc.

Preferences screen (All items)

Clicking [Preferences...] in the [Settings] menu displays following window. Setting options varies
depending on the screen currently displayed.

₁ Workspace
Set a place for the ImageMixer workspace used when editing videos or creating discs. The system volume
is selected as default. Volumes which you may not write to will not be displayed.
* Select a destination whose length is up to 200 bytes long including the directory path.

₂ Library destination settings


Set a folder to save the Library contents. The [IMxLibrary] folder in the [My Video]/[Video] folder ([My
Documents]/[Documents] if [My Video]/[Video] folder does not exist) is set as default.
Do not delete the previous Library folder after you change the Library destination. The new Library
destination will only contain files that you are going to add to the Library after the change.
* Select the destination whose length is up to 150 byte long including the directory path.

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₃ Reset all Imported Marks
Click [Reset] if you want to reset all the Imported marks (P.118).

₄ Video System
Select the video system when creating a disc or exporting files in a different format. Video system will be
confined depending on the disc creation method.
* When creating a disc from a Writing List in the Library, the video system set in the Preferences will determine
the video system of the disc. Also video files with different video system are not recorded on the disc.

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Useful information
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Function list
Following is the list of functions available in ImageMixer 3.
Note that some functions cannot be used depending on the file type.

File type

Function Files recorded with Files converted with Files converted with
camcorder camcorder camcorder
(AVCHD) (SD-Video) (MPEG-2)

Video file import

Web upload - -
Simple
operations
Disc writing -

Video & music file


- -
combination

Music file export Music file (WAVE file) only

Video file export - -


Other operations

Edited video file export - -


Edited files only

Playback

Album

Smart Album -
Video file
management & Video edit - -
edit

Web upload

Disc writing -

Saving as a new file - -

ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6 Supported format - -


only

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Frequently asked questions
Questions about the operations of ImageMixer 3 are classified according to the scenes.

Preparation

 I can't install ImageMixer 3.


 ImageMixer 3 can be installed in computers with following operating systems:
• Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
• Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
• Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
• Microsoft Windows 7

 What's the certification code?


 During the installation procedure, the certification of the software is performed through the Internet.
For those who do not have an Internet connection, it is required to complete the certification manually
(enter certification code).

 Where can I acquire the certification code?


 To acquire the certification code, call PIXELA User Support Center in your region. (P.161)

 I can't start ImageMixer 3.


 To install and use ImageMixer 3, you must be authorized as an Administrator.

 ImageMixer 3 does not work properly.


 Exit ImageMixer 3 and restart the computer.

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 My camcorder is not recognized by the computer.
 Check the following:
• Have you installed ImageMixer 3?
• Have you turned on the camcorder?
• Is the camcorder powered using the compact power adapter?
• Is the USB cable connected to the computer properly?

 If the USB cable is connected properly and is not recognized, connect to another USB port of the
computer.

 Disconnect the USB cable, then restart the computer and reconnect the camcorder with the
computer following the correct procedure.

 Disconnect any USB devices other than the camcorder, keyboard, and mouse.

 If the camcorder is connected via a USB hub, connect the camcorder directly to the computer.

 If software is running in the background, exit them and connect the camcorder again.

 Some items cannot be used in ImageMixer 3 Launcher.


 You cannot select some buttons unless you connect the camcorder to the computer. Connect the
camcorder to the computer to use these functions. (P.16)

 A progress dialog box is displayed and the reading takes time.


 The progress dialog box is displayed when reading the files imported from the camcorder that have
not been read in the ImageMixer 3 Library. It may take time when there are many files which have not
been read in the Library. You can skip the reading by clicking [Cancel]. In this case, reading can be
resumed by clicking the [Video file management & edit] again. Only the files which have been read are
added to the Library.

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Importing to computer

 Importing stops halfway.


 Try another USB port of the computer. For desktop computers, try the USB port on the back.

 It takes a long time to import video from the camcorder to the computer.
 It takes a long time when importing many files in one batch or importing a large video file.

 When importing, close all software other than ImageMixer 3.

 Processing speed may vary depending on your computer's configuration (for example, CPU
performance and RAM), or on the content of the video.

 If software is running in the background, exit them before importing.

 The message "Could not save some files." is displayed.


 This message is displayed when there is insufficient space in the disk to store video files or in the disk
used for work space. Change to a disk with sufficient space or reduce the number of video files.

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Playback

 I want to change the screen size.


 Select the screen size from the [View] menu, or drag the edge of the window.

 The joining points between chapters are not played back smoothly.
 If you do not combine files when creating a disc, the joining points between scenes may not be
played back smoothly. Also, if you combine the files, and multiple titles are created, the joining points
between titles may not be played back smoothly. To playback smoothly, place clips on the Working
area in a row in the edit screen, and export them as one video file, then write the file on a disc.

 I can't play back video with ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6.


 ImageMixer 3 SE Player Ver.6 can play back the following videos:
• H.264 files
• Discs created from the "AVCHD List" in ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools.
• Discs created from the "Blu-ray List" in ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools.
• Discs created from the "DataDisc List" in ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 Video Tools.
• DVD (AVCHD)/Blu-ray discs created by [Disc writing] in ImageMixer 3 Launcher.
* You can only play video files recorded with the camcorder with which ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.6 is bundled.

 Videos may not be played back properly if a playback freeware or codec is installed.

 After saving a file in [SD-Video] tab as [For computer], the aspect ratio will become
4:3 when played back on WindowsMediaPlayer.
 In Windows XP environment, these files are played back in 4:3 aspect ratio.

 In Windows Vista environment, update to Service Pack 2 from WindowsUpdate to display in 16:9.

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File management (Library)

 (Cannot find this file) appears.


 ImageMixer 3 cannot find files if, for example, the files are deleted in Windows Explorer after being
added to the Library. Do not delete or move the video files you use in ImageMixer 3.
* If you moved a file by mistake, you can erase this mark by returning the file to the original location.

 I want to erase all (imported mark).


 Select [Preferences...] from the [Settings] menu and click [Reset].

 I can't arrange the order of the videos in a Smart Album.


 In Smart Albums, files cannot be sorted by dragging and dropping.

 I want to close the File Information panel.


 Click [Information] again to close the File Information panel.

 I can't transfer to my iPod a file exported for iTunes.


 iTunes is required to transfer files to the iPod. You can download iTunes from the Web site of Apple
Inc. Use iTunes to transfer the exported file to your iPod.

 I can't upload to YouTube


 A YouTube account is required for upload. Create the account beforehand.

 Refer to P.69 and save the file as a file for video sharing Web site, then upload it from the from
YouTube Web site.

 I want to return to the Library files deleted by [Keep files].


 Select [Add files to Library...] or [Add folders to Library...] from the [File] menu, and specify the files/
folders. Refer to P.50 for the destination where the files in the Library are saved.
* You cannot add files converted to SD-Video and MPEG format by this procedure.

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Video edit

 It takes a long time to save videos edited with ImageMixer 3.


 It takes a long time if the video format (video system/resolution) of the project setting differs from that
of the original file.

 Processing speed may vary depending on your computer's configuration (for example, CPU
performance and RAM), or on the content of the video.

 The edited video size becomes larger than the original.


 If re-encoding is applied to the edited content, the file size may become larger than that of the
original.

 Is the picture quality after editing changed from the original?


 The picture quality in the edited parts may become lower than the original due to re-encoding. The
parts which are not edited retain the original picture quality.

 When resuming the project, a dialog to reconfigure the path is displayed.


 If you delete or move the file in the destination to save the Library contents, you need to reconfigure
the path as ImageMixer 3 cannot find the file. Double-click the path displayed in red and reconfigure
the path.

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Disc writing

 Drives are not detected.


 Drives may not be detected if writing software (packet writing) is already installed.

 I can't add a file to the Writing List.


 In the following cases, you cannot add files to the Writing List.
• The number of the title in the Capacity Bar has reached the limit of the Writing List.
• The number of files that can be added to the Writing List has reached its limit. (P.101)
• The file has different video system from that of the Preferences.

 It takes a long time to write a disc.


 Processing speed may vary depending on your computer's configuration (for example, CPU
performance and RAM), or on the content of the video.

 I can't write on an 8 cm disc.


 Writing on 8 cm discs is not supported.

 I can't write on a disc.


 Is the disc supported by ImageMixer 3? (P.99)

 Does the writing drive support the disc? Check the disc types supported by your computer's drive.

 Is there sufficient free space in the computer's working hard disk? The following free space is required
in the workspace to create a disc.
• DVD/AVCHD List : at least three times the volume of data to be written on the disc
• Blu-ray List : at least twice the volume of data to be written on the disc
• DataDisc List : at least the size of data to be written on the disc

 Check if the total size of the video file exceeds the disc capacity. Remove some video files to meet
the disc capacity.

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 The message “Not enough disk space for the workspace.” is displayed.
 The following free space is required in the workspace to create a disc. Increase the free space in the
workspace, or change the workspace in the Preferences (P.147).
• DVD/AVCHD List : at least three times the volume of data to be written on the disc
• Blu-ray List : at least twice the volume of data to be written on the disc
• DataDisc List : at least the size of data to be written on the disc

 The message “Data is too large to write to.” is displayed.


 Decrease the total volume of the files to write on a disc. The capacity of the disc varies depending on
the disc type. Also, note that you may not be able to write on a disc if the total volume of the files is
close to the disc capacity.
• DVD-R, DVD-RW : 4.7GB
• DVD-R DL : 8.5GB
• BD-R, BD-RE : 25GB
• BD-R DL, BD-RE DL : 50GB

 Disc writing fails when using a rewritable disc after erasing the recorded data.
 Disc creation may fail if the data on a rewritable disc has been erased using software other than
ImageMixer 3. When using a rewritable disc which has already been recorded, insert the disc as it is
and erase the recorded data using the writing options of ImageMixer 3.

 I want to change the menu title and the names of titles on the disc.
 You should enter the menu title and title names before writing a disc.
• Right-click the Writing List and select [Edit (the name of the List that you selected)...] to change the
menu title.
• Refer to P.62 for changing titles.

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 Menu title and title names are not fully displayed.
 The number of characters which can be displayed in the menu screen is limited. (The number
changes depending on the characters used.)
Menu title
DVD List : approximately 20 bytes
AVCHD / Blu-ray / DataDisc List : approximately 30 bytes

Title
DVD List : approximately 8 bytes
AVCHD / Blu-ray / DataDisc List : approximately 12 bytes

 Writing a disc containing videos recorded in MXP mode takes longer time
 Writing videos recorded in MXP mode will take longer time.

Time required to write the Free space required in


Task
disc *1 [Workspace]

To write videos (approx. 30 min./5 GB)


recorded in MXP mode (recording mode) Approx. 4 hours *2 Approx. 15 GB
on a DVD-R disc (4.7 GB)

To write videos (approx. 60 min./10 GB)


recorded in MXP mode (recording mode) Approx. 8 hours *2 Approx. 30 GB
on a DVD-R DL disc (8.5 GB)

*1 Approximate values calculated based on the system requirement on P.6 .


*2 Times will vary depending on the maximum writing speed of the disc drive and disc used.

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Others

 I can't exit ImageMixer 3.


 Close all dialog boxes and setting screens before exiting.

 File extensions are not displayed.


 Follow the steps below to show file extensions.
Windows XP
1. Open any folder.
2. Click [Tool] menu - [Folder Options] - [View] tab.
3. Uncheck [Hide extension for known file types].

Windows Vista / Windows 7


1. Open any folder.
2. Click [Organize] - [Folder and search options] - [View] tab.
3. Uncheck [Hide extension for known file types].

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Inquiries
Contact PIXELA User Support Center for questions and inquiries about ImageMixer 3.

PIXELA User Support Center

■ USA and Canada


+1-800-458-4029 (toll-free)
Language: English

■ Europe (UK, Germany, France, and Spain)


+800-1532-4865 (toll-free)
Language: English, German, French, Spanish

■ Other Countries in Europe


+44-1489-564-764
Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

■ Asia (Philippines)
+63-2-438-0090
Language: English

■ China
10800-163-0014 (toll-free)
Language: Chinese

ImageMixer 3 Web site

Please check our Web site for the latest information and downloads.

http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/canon/e/

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