Hi, you're watching VisiHow. Today, we're going to show you how to set up the tripod for your Canon Legria HFR 500-series handheld camcorder, or the Canon Vixia HFR 500-series handheld camcorder. The only difference between the two devices is that the Legria is PAL-standard and the Vixia is NTSC-standard. NTSC is for North America, and PAL is for Europe.
Pop this up. The foot slides up and slides down. If your feet are on a flat surface, you'll generally slide them out equally. However, sometimes you may have a whole, in which case you slide one piece out and the rest of them don't come out.
When our base plate is tightened, I'm going to give it another twist
You can use something other than your hands to tighten the base plate, but I don't normally do that. It's a good idea if you're moving around a lot and bumping it. I'm not planning on moving around and bumping it though.
You turn this lever and it allows you to actually lift the camera to get some rather strange angles. Depending on what you're doing, you may need to do that. However, the golden rule of video recording is that everything is in landscape mode. Landscape mode is longways. You don't want to have portrait mode, which is kind of up and down.
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