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Panasonic SDR-H80 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic sd card/hard disk video camera operating instructions.

 
Operating Instructions
SD Card/Hard Disk Video Camera
SDR-H90
Model No.
SDR-H80
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
LSQT1484 A
GN

Summary of Contents

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    Operating Instructions SD Card/Hard Disk Video Camera SDR-H90 Model No. SDR-H80 Before use, please read these instructions completely. LSQT1484 A...

  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, ≥ DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.

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    ≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an arrow, for example: l 00 ≥ These operating instructions are designed for use with models SDR-H90 and SDR-H80. Pictures may be slightly different from the original. jThe illustrations used in these operating...

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    ∫ Licenses ≥ SDHC Logo is a trademark. ≥ U.S. Patent Nos. 6,836,549; 6,381,747; 7,050,698; 6,516,132; and 5,583,936. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Information for Your Safety ...2 Accessories...7 Preparation Before using [1] Parts identification and handling ... 8 [2] Power supply ... 11 Charging the battery ... 11 Inserting the battery... 12 Charging time and recordable time ... 13 Connecting to the AC outlet... 14 [3] About HDD and SD cards ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    [2] With a DVD burner... 69 Connecting this unit to the DVD burner ... 70 DVD COPY function ... 71 FAVOURITE SCENES function ... 72 Notes for copying data to discs using the DVD burner... 74 Playing back a disc inserted in the DVD burner...

  • Page 7: Accessories, Before Using

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Battery pack VW-VBG070 ≥ The battery is not charged. Be sure to charge the battery before using this unit. (l 11) AC adaptor VSK0698 AC cable K2CJ2DA00011 DC cable K2GJ2DC00015 AV cable K2KC4CB00022 USB cable K1HA05AD0006...

  • Page 8: Parts Identification And Handling

    Preparation Before using LCD monitor open part Joystick LCD monitor Due to limitations in LCD production technology, there may be some tiny bright or dark spots on the LCD monitor screen. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded picture. Web mode button [WEB MODE] (l 30) When recording: Zoom lever [W/T] (l 34) When playing back: Volume lever...

  • Page 9

    Joystick Use the joystick to select the recording functions and playback operations, and to operate the menu screen. Move the joystick up, down, left, or right to select a setting or scene, and then press the joystick to set it. 1 Select by moving up, down, left, or right.

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    23 Recording start/stop button (l 29, 32) 24 Battery holder (l 12) 25 DC input terminal [DC IN] (l 14) ≥ Always use the supplied AC adaptor or a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (VW-AD21GN-K; optional). 26 USB terminal [ ] (l 70, 77, 85)

  • Page 11: Power Supply, Charging The Battery

    Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor and the AC outlet. Insert the battery on the AC adaptor by aligning the arrows. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries. (l 7, 13) ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.

  • Page 12: Inserting The Battery

    Inserting the battery Push the battery against the battery holder and slide it until it clicks. ≥ Be sure to set the mode dial to OFF and check that the status indicator is off before removing the battery. ≥ Do not heat or expose to flame. ≥...

  • Page 13: Charging Time And Recordable Time

    Charging time and recordable time ∫ Charging time ≥ Temperature: 25 oC/humidity: 60% Battery model number Supplied battery/VW-VBG070 (optional) VW-VBG130 (optional) VW-VBG260 (optional) VW-VBG6* (optional) ≥ If the temperature is higher or lower than 25 oC, the charging time will become longer. ∫...

  • Page 14: Connecting To The Ac Outlet

    ( ) will flash. ≥ The remaining battery capacity is displayed when using the Panasonic battery that you can use for this unit. It may take time to display the remaining battery capacity. The actual time can vary depending on your actual use.

  • Page 15: About Hdd And Sd Cards

    60 GB is 60,000,000,000 bytes. Usable capacity will be less. *3 Cannot be guaranteed in operation. About HDD and SD cards Internal HDD (Hard Disk Drive) [HDD] (SDR-H90) 8 MB/ (SDR-H80) 16 MB ¥ – ¥ ¥ SD Memory Card Memory...

  • Page 16: About Sd Cards

    SD card. (l 66) ≥ We recommend that you use a Panasonic brand SD card. ≥ When using an SD card on which data has been written many times, the remaining time left for recording may be reduced.

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    We recommend using SD cards conforming to Class 2 or higher of the SD Speed Class Rating or the following SD cards made by Panasonic for motion picture recording. (If another kind of SD card is used, the recording may suddenly stop during motion picture recording.)

  • Page 18: Hdd Handling, Access Lamp

    Refer to page 102. LSQT1484 ∫ Indemnity about recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content, and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly.

  • Page 19: Inserting/removing An Sd Card

    Preparation Before using Caution: If the SD card is inserted or removed while the power is on, this unit may malfunction or the data recorded on the SD card may be lost. Rotate the mode dial to OFF. ≥ Check that the status indicator has gone off. Open the LCD monitor and then open the SD card slot cover.

  • Page 20: Turning The Unit On/off Selecting A Mode

    Preparation Setup Rotate the mode dial to switch to recording, playback or power OFF.  While pressing the lock release button, set the mode dial to to turn on the power. The status indicator lights and the power turns ≥ When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will appear.

  • Page 21: Using The Menu Screen

    Preparation Setup ENTER MENU Press the MENU button. The menu displayed differs depending on the position of the mode dial. Select the desired top menu, then move the joystick right or press the joystick. Select the submenu item, then move the joystick right or press the joystick.

  • Page 22: Language Selection, Menu List

    Language selection You can select the language displayed on the screen. Press the MENU button, then select [LANGUAGE] and press the joystick. Select [English] and press the joystick. Menu list *1 It will be displayed only in the manual mode. *2 It is not displayed when the intelligent auto mode is set to on.

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    [EXT. DISPLAY] (l 68) [INITIAL SET] ≥ [YES] ≥ [NO] When there is a menu that cannot be selected due to another function or mode being activated, set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition. (Setting for [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not be changed.) [DEMO MODE]...

  • Page 24: Setting Date And Time

    OFF, the battery is still being recharged.) WARNING THE LITHIUM BATTERY IN THIS UNIT MUST ONLY BE REPLACED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. IF THIS IS NECESSARY, CONTACT THE PANASONIC CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE ON 132600 FOR YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTRE. [OFF] Screen display 2009.11.15 11.15.2009...

  • Page 25: World Time Setting (displaying The Time Of The Travel Destination)

    World time setting (Displaying the time of the travel destination) It is possible to display and record the time at the travel destination by selecting your home region and the travel destination. Select the menu. (l 21) [BASIC] # [SET WORLD TIME] # [YES] ≥...

  • Page 26: Adjusting Lcd Monitor

    Preparation Setup ≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded. Adjusting the brightness and colour level Select the menu. (l 21) [SETUP] # [LCD SET] # [YES] Select the item and then adjust the settings with the joystick. [BRIGHTNESS]: Brightness of the LCD monitor [COLOUR]:...

  • Page 27: Before Recording, Intelligent Auto Mode

    Recording Recording (Basic) ∫ Basic camera positioning Intelligent auto mode It will make an optimal setting automatically depending on the objects and recording conditions. ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select Before recording 1 Hold the camera with both hands. Put your hand through the grip belt.

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    It is automatically set to the following modes depending on the objects and recording conditions. Mode Portrait When the object is a person Faces are detected automatically, and the brightness is adjusted so it is recorded clearly. Scenery Recording outdoors The whole landscape will be recorded vividly without whiting...

  • Page 29: Recording Motion Pictures

    Recording Recording (Basic) ≥ Open the lens cover before turning the unit on. Rotate the mode dial to select and open the LCD monitor. Select the recording destination by the menu. (l 21) [MEDIA SELECT] # [HDD] or [SD CARD] Press the recording start/stop button to start recording.

  • Page 30: Record Motion Picture To Be Uploaded To Youtube

    Audio recording modes This mode switches the method for recording audio to an SD card. ¬ Select [SD CARD] in [MEDIA SELECT]. Select the menu. (l 21) [SETUP] # [AUDIO REC] # [DOLBY] or [MPEG] [DOLBY] (Dolby AC-3): This is a recording method suitable for creating a DVD-Video disc using the DVD burner.

  • Page 31: Recording Modes And Recordable Time

    To change the picture quality of the motion picture Select the menu. (l 21) [BASIC] # [REC MODE] # desired setting ∫ HDD Capacity 80 GB (SDR-H90) 60 GB (SDR-H80) ∫ SD card Capacity 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB...

  • Page 32: Recording Still Pictures

    Recording Recording (Basic) ≥ Open the lens cover before turning the unit on. Rotate the mode dial to select and open the LCD monitor. Select the recording destination by the menu. (l 21) [MEDIA SELECT] # [HDD] or [SD CARD] Press the recording start/stop button.

  • Page 33: Number Of Pixels

    Recording with a shutter sound effect Select the menu. (l 21) [ADVANCED] # [SHTR EFFECT] # [ON] ≥ This function’s default setting is [ON]. Number of pixels Select the menu. (l 21) [BASIC] # [PICTURE SIZE] # desired setting Icon Aspect Number of pixels 16:9...

  • Page 34: Recording Functions, Zoom In/out Function

    Recording Recording (Basic) Zoom in/out function You can zoom in up to 70k optically. ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select Move the zoom lever. T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) ≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved.

  • Page 35: Recording Yourself, Quick Start

    To use the zoom microphone function The zoom microphone is linked to the zooming operation so that far-away sounds with a tele- shot and close-up sounds with a wide-angle shot are recorded more clearly. ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select Select the menu.

  • Page 36: Optical Image Stabilizer Function

    ≥ In the quick start mode it may take some time for automatic white balance to adjust, if the scene being recorded has a light source different from the scene last recorded. (When the colour night view function is used, however, the white balance of the scene last recorded is retained.) ≥...

  • Page 37: Icons

    Recording Recording (Advanced) Set the recording functions by selecting the operation icons to add different effects to the recorded images. ENTER ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select Press the joystick, and icons will be displayed on the screen. ≥ The indication changes each time the joystick is moved down. ≥...

  • Page 38: Operation Icons, Backlight Compensation/fade/help, Mode/colour Night View/soft Skin Mode

    Operation icons Backlight compensation/Fade/Help mode/Colour night view/Soft skin mode/PRE- REC/Face detection/Self-timer Video recording mode Backlight compensation 1/3 NEXT 1/3 1/3 NEXT NEXT Colour night view 2/3 NEXT 2/3 2/3 NEXT NEXT Face detection 3/3 3/3 NEXT 3/3 NEXT NEXT *1 It is displayed only when [MEDIA SELECT] is set to [SD CARD]. *2 It is not displayed when the intelligent auto mode is on.

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    Picture recording mode Backlight compensation 1/3 NEXT 1/3 1/3 NEXT NEXT Soft skin mode 2/3 NEXT 2/3 2/3 NEXT NEXT Face detection 3/3 3/3 NEXT 3/3 NEXT NEXT * It is not displayed when the intelligent auto mode is on. ≥...

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    Function Help mode EXIT EXIT EXIT 1/3 1/3 NEXT 1/3 NEXT NEXT Colour night view Soft skin mode PRE-REC [SD] Face detection LSQT1484 Effect This explains the recording functions. Select the desired icon with the joystick to display an explanation on the screen. To exit the help mode Press the MENU button or select [EXIT].

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    Function Self-timer Fade: ≥ The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade in become black (or white). Help mode: ≥ When the help mode is used, functions cannot be set. ≥ When the help mode is used, motion pictures and still pictures cannot be recorded. Colour night view: ≥...

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    Face detection: ≥ In the following case, faces may not be detected in some recording conditions. jFaces are not full-faces jFaces tilt jFaces are extremely bright or dark jShadows on faces are a few jFaces are not completely exposed (for instance wearing sunglasses) jThe size of a face is small on the screen.

  • Page 43: Menus

    Recording Recording (Advanced) Menus Aspect ratio/Wind noise reduction/Guideline/Auto slow shutter ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select Function Aspect ratio This allows you to record images compatible with wide-screen TVs (16:9) and regular TVs (4:3). (Only when the mode dial is set to Select the menu.

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    Auto slow shutter mode: ≥ When the auto slow shutter mode is selected, the slowest shutter speed changes from 1/50 to 1/25. ≥ When the shutter speed becomes 1/25, the screen display may be seen as if frames are missed and afterimages may appear. ≥...

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    Recording Recording (Advanced) MANUAL AF/MF 4/4 4/4 NEXT 4/4 NEXT NEXT 5/5 5/5 NEXT 5/5 NEXT NEXT ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select Press the MANUAL AF/MF button. Manual recording functions Each time you press the MANUAL AF/MF button: 1 Manual mode The icon shown in the illustration appears.

  • Page 46: Scene Mode, Manual Focus Adjustment

    Scene mode When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures. Select the manual mode. (l 45) Select the menu. (l 21) [BASIC] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting Icon Mode/Recording conditions Sports To record sports scenes or scenes where there are quick motions Portrait...

  • Page 47: White Balance

    White balance The automatic white balance function may not reproduce natural colours depending on the scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the white balance manually. Select the manual mode. (l 45) Select [ ] with the joystick. 4/4 4/4 NEXT 4/4 NEXT NEXT...

  • Page 48: Manual Shutter Speed/aperture Adjustment

    Manual shutter speed/ aperture adjustment Shutter Speed: Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects. Aperture: Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark. Select the manual mode. (l 45) Select [ ] or [ ] with the joystick. 4/4 4/4 NEXT 4/4 NEXT NEXT...

  • Page 49: Motion Picture Playback

    Playback Playback ENTER 1/;: Playback/Pause ∫: Rotate the mode dial to select Select the playback medium by the menu. (l 21) [MEDIA SELECT] # [HDD] or [SD CARD] Select the scene to be played back, then press the joystick.  A Scene number (Page number: Except when thumbnails are selected.) The selected scene is played back, and the...

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    ≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback. ≥ When the amount of time recorded on the scene is too short, playback may not be possible. ≥ When a scene is displayed as [ thumbnail display, playback is not possible. ≥...

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    Playing back motion pictures by date Scenes recorded on the same day can be played back in succession. Select (BY DATE), then press the joystick. Select the playback date, then press the joystick. (When playing back motion pictures on the HDD) (When playing back motion pictures on the SD card) Select the scene to be played...

  • Page 52: Still Picture Playback

    Playback Playback ENTER 1/;: Slide show start/pause. ∫: Rotate the mode dial to select Select the playback medium by the menu. (l 21) [MEDIA SELECT] # [HDD] or [SD CARD] Select the file to be played back, then press the joystick. ...

  • Page 53

    ∫ About still picture compatibility ≥ This unit is compliant with the unified standard DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). ≥ The file format supported by this unit is JPEG. (Not all JPEG formatted files will be played back.) ≥...

  • Page 54: Deleting Scenes/files, Deleting Scenes/files One At A Time, Deleting Multiple Scenes/files

    Playback Editing Important: The deleted scenes/files cannot be restored. ENTER ¬ Deleting motion picture scenes: Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ Deleting still picture files: Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ Select [HDD] or [SD CARD] in [MEDIA SELECT]. ≥...

  • Page 55: Collectively

    ≥ To unselect the scene/file, press the joystick again. ≥ Up to 50 scenes/files can be selected to be deleted. (Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2) Press the button. When the confirmation message appears Select [YES], then press the joystick.

  • Page 56: Editing Scenes

    Playback Editing ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select Function Locking motion pictures [HDD] [SD] This is for preventing motion picture scenes from being deleted by mistake. (However, please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data on the medium will be erased.) LSQT1484...

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    Function Dividing a scene to delete [HDD] This divides the recorded scenes in two and deletes the front half or back half. Operating method ¬ Select [HDD] in [MEDIA SELECT]. Select the menu. (l 21) [EDIT SCENE] # [SPLIT&DELETE] # [YES] Select the scene to be divided, then press the joystick.

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    Function Dividing a scene to delete (Continued) LSQT1484 Operating method Select [YES], then press the joystick to play back the part to be deleted. ≥ When [NO] is selected, the confirmation message appears. Proceed to step 6. When you stop the playback, the confirmation message appears. Select [YES], then press the joystick.

  • Page 59: Using Playlists, Creating A New Playlist

    Playback Editing You can create a playlist by gathering your favourite recorded scenes. Since the playlist is not created by copying data, playlists consume a very small amount of HDD space. ≥ When you create or delete playlists, the original scenes will not be modified. Editing scenes on a playlist will not affect the original scenes.

  • Page 60: Editing A Playlist

    Select the scene to be added to the playlist, then press the joystick. Editing a playlist Editing scenes on a playlist will not affect the original scenes. ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ Select [HDD] in [MEDIA SELECT]. Select (PLAYLIST), then press the joystick.

  • Page 61

    Function Adding scenes to playlist Scenes can be added to the created playlist. Moving scenes within a playlist It is possible to change the sequence of scenes in the playlist by moving them to another position. Operating method Select the menu. (l 21) [EDIT] # [ADD] # [YES] The following steps are the same as steps 3 to 5 in “Creating a new playlist”.

  • Page 62: Editing Still Pictures

    Playback Editing ¬ Rotate the mode dial to select Function Locking still pictures [HDD] [SD] This is for preventing still picture files from being deleted by mistake. (However, please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data on the medium will be erased.) LSQT1484...

  • Page 63

    Function DPOF setting [SD] This is for writing the print data on selected still pictures. ∫ What is DPOF? DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a format which allows the user of a digital camera to define which captured images on the SD card are to be printed, together with information on the number of copies they...

  • Page 64

    Function Copying still picture files [HDD] [SD] This is for copying still picture files from the HDD to an SD card or vice versa. LSQT1484 Operating method Select the menu. (l 21) [PHOTO SETUP] # [COPY] Select desired direction and press the joystick. Copying from the HDD to an SD card Copying from an SD card to the HDD Select [SELECT] or [ALL] then press the...

  • Page 65

    Function Copying still picture files (Continued) Operating method (Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 3) To continue copying other files Repeat steps 4 to 6. To cancel copying halfway Press the MENU button. To complete editing Press the MENU button. ≥...

  • Page 66: Hdd And Sd Card Management, Formatting Hdd, Displaying Hdd Information, Formatting An Sd Card

    80 GB is 80,000,000,000 bytes. Usable capacity will be less. ≥ (SDR-H80) The 60 GB hard drive utilizes a portion of the storage space for formatting, file management and other purposes. 60 GB is 60,000,000,000 bytes. Usable capacity will be less.

  • Page 67: Playback On Tv

    Playback With other products The motion pictures and still pictures recorded by this unit can be played back on a TV. ≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down. ≥ If you have a TV with an SD card slot, the motion pictures and still pictures recorded on an SD card may be played back on the TV.

  • Page 68

    ∫ To watch images with a 16:9 aspect ratio on a regular TV (4:3) If the images are squeezed horizontally on a TV with a 4:3 aspect ratio, change the menu setting to play back the pictures in the original aspect ratio.

  • Page 69

    Playback With other products It is possible to copy images that have been recorded on this unit to discs by connecting the optional DVD burner. The disc that was copied to can be played back by connecting this unit and a DVD burner. (l 75) Device capable of copying images to discs by connecting to this unit sDVD burner/VW-BN1 ≥...

  • Page 70: Burner

    Connecting this unit to the DVD burner Connect this unit to the DVD burner to copy data to discs or play back motion pictures or still pictures that were copied to a disc. A Mini AB USB Connection Cable (supplied with the DVD burner) B DVD burner (optional) ≥...

  • Page 71: Dvd Copy Function

    DVD COPY function Images recorded on this unit can be backed up to discs. Copied information is recorded in the motion picture scenes that are copied to a disc using the DVD COPY function. It is possible to write only scenes that are added after copying or delete the copied scenes as a group.

  • Page 72: Favourite Scenes Function

    FAVOURITE SCENES function It is possible to select motion picture scenes recorded on this unit and record them on a single DVD disc, as well as copy scenes by selecting the recording date. It is also possible to copy playlists created on the HDD to DVD discs. ¬...

  • Page 73

    4 Selecting the scenes by date to copy to discs Scenes recorded with this unit are selectively copied by date to DVD discs. Select menus with the following procedures. [BURN DISC] # [HDD] or [SD CARD] # [VIDEO] # [FAVOURITE SCENES] # [SELECT DATE] Select the date/playlist to be copied and then press the joystick.

  • Page 74: Notes For Copying Data To Discs Using The Dvd Burner

    Notes for copying data to discs using the DVD burner When deleting data on the media after making a copy, be sure to play back the discs to check that they have been copied correctly before deleting. (l 75) ≥ Do not turn off this unit or the DVD burner or disconnect the Mini AB USB Connection Cable while copying.

  • Page 75: Dvd Burner

    Playing back a disc inserted in the DVD burner You can play back the motion pictures or the still pictures copied to a disc. ENTER Connect this unit to the DVD burner. (l 70) Select [PLAY DISC], then press the joystick. ≥...

  • Page 76: With Other Video Devices, Dubbing Images Onto Other Video Devices

    Playback With other products Dubbing images onto other video devices You can create a playlist by gathering the scenes on the HDD that you want to dub, then dub only the scenes in this playlist to other devices. (l 59) ≥...

  • Page 77: With A Printer (pictbridge)

    Playback With other products To print pictures by directly connecting this unit to the printer, use a printer compatible with PictBridge. (Read the operating instructions for the printer.) ¬ Connect this unit to the AC adaptor and turn on the unit. Connect this unit to a printer.

  • Page 78

    Select the paper size setting on [PAPER SIZE], then press the joystick. [STANDARD]: Size specific to the printer [4k5 INCH]: L size [5k7 INCH]: 2L size [4k6 INCH]: Postcard size [A4]: A4 size ≥ You cannot set paper sizes not supported on the printer.

  • Page 79

    With a PC Before using When you have installed VideoCam Suite from the supplied CD-ROM and connected your PC to the unit, you can perform the operations described below.     A Copy images recorded by this unit onto the PC hard disk. B Create original DVD-Video discs.

  • Page 80: Operating Environment

    With a PC Before using ≥ A CD-ROM drive is necessary to install the supplied software applications. (A compatible DVD writer drive and media are necessary for writing to a DVD.) ≥ When two or more USB devices are connected to a PC, or when devices are connected through USB hubs or by using extension cables, proper operation is not guaranteed.

  • Page 81

    ≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some personal computers cannot be used. ≥ Supplied CD-ROM is available for Windows only. ≥ This software is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me and Windows NT.

  • Page 82: End User License Agreement

    Further, Panasonic does not warrant that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or error free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not be liable for any damage suffered by Licensee arising from or in connection with Licensee’s use of the Software.

  • Page 83: Installation, Installing Videocam Suite

    With a PC Setup When installing the software, log on to your PC as the Administrator (or with a user name with equivalent authorization) or with the user name for a standard user account. (If you do not have authorization to do this, consult your manager.) ≥...

  • Page 84: Uninstalling The Software

    Select [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.], then click [Finish]. The PC must be rebooted for the application to work. ≥ Depending on the operating environment, you may be required to install DirectX 9.0c. If so, click [Yes], and install it. If you install the software on a PC that is not compatible with DirectX 9.0c, the PC may not work properly.

  • Page 85: Connection And Recognition, About The Pc Display

    With a PC Setup After the software is installed, the unit must be connected to the PC and be correctly recognised by the ≥ Remove the supplied CD-ROM from your PC. ¬ Connect this unit to the AC adaptor and turn on the unit. Connect this unit to a PC.

  • Page 86: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    When accessing the card ≥ Windows Vista: ≥ Windows XP: ≥ Windows 2000: ∫ Example folder structure SD card ≥ SD-Video format motion pictures are stored in the [PRG¢¢¢] folder. (“¢¢¢” denotes base-16 (hexadecimal) characters from 001 to FFF.) ≥ Up to 99 files can be recorded in the [PRG¢¢¢] folder.

  • Page 87: Using Videocam Suite, Reading The Operating Instructions Of The Software, Dvd Copy Function

    ≥ When using VideoCam Suite, log on to your PC as Administrator (or with a login name equally authorized). If you log on with a login name other than Administrator, the software cannot be used. Select [start] # [All Programs (Programs)] # [Panasonic] # [VideoCam Suite 2.0] # [VideoCam Suite].

  • Page 88: Upload To Youtube

    [DVD COPY] screen appears. ≥ Refer to the operating instructions of the software (PDF file) for details on how to use it. ≥ After copying is complete, a message appears. If [OK] is clicked, the USB function will be set to [PC/RECORDER].

  • Page 89: If Using A Macintosh

    With a PC Using a Macintosh ∫ Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage) Personal computer Interface ≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some personal computers cannot be used. ≥ The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS. ≥...

  • Page 90: Indications

    Others Indications ∫ Recording indications Motion picture recording  0h00m00s 1h30m R 0h30m 1/100 OPEN 15.11.2009 12:34 Still picture recording  1h30m R 10000 1/100 OPEN 15.11.2009 12:34 Remaining battery power (l 14) 1h30m Remaining battery time (l 14) R 0h30m Remaining time for recording 0h00m00s Elapsed recording time...

  • Page 91

    Scene mode (l 46) Sports mode Portrait mode Low light mode Spotlight mode Surf & snow mode White balance (l 47) Auto white balance Indoor mode (recording under incandescent lamp) Outdoor mode Manual adjustment mode Self-Timer recording (l 41) Ø Number of recording pixels for still pictures (l 109) 640k480...

  • Page 92

    100-001 Motion picture folder/file number display 100-0001 Still picture folder/file number display DPOF already set (to more than 1) (l 63) Number of recording pixels for still pictures (l 109) 640k480 640k360 The picture size is not displayed for still pictures recorded with other products that have different picture sizes from the sizes shown above.

  • Page 93: Messages

    SD card to a PC, etc. before formatting the SD card. ≥ When using any other card Use a Panasonic SD card or another SD card which can be used to record motion pictures. (l 17) THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED.

  • Page 94

    OPERATION STOPPED. TEMPERATURE TOO LOW. The internal temperature of this unit is extremely low so it cannot be operated. If “Please Wait.” appears after this message, wait a while without turning the unit off. It may take time until the unit can be used. ERROR OCCURRED.

  • Page 95: Functions That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously

    Others Helpful hints Some functions in this unit are disabled or cannot be selected due to the unit’s specifications. The table below shows examples of functions restricted by various conditions. Functions Digital zoom Intelligent auto mode Fade Colour night view Backlight compensation Soft skin mode (Set and cancel) Help mode...

  • Page 96: Troubleshooting

    Others Helpful hints Problem This unit cannot be turned on. This unit does not stay on long enough. Battery runs down quickly. This unit is turned off automatically. Remaining battery indication is not displayed properly. This unit cannot be operated though it is turned on.

  • Page 97

    Problem A clicking sound is heard when the power is turned off. The screen has changed suddenly. (Demo mode is on) A function indication such as the remaining time indication or the elapsed time indication is not shown. Recording does not start although power is supplied to this unit.

  • Page 98

    Problem Recording stops suddenly during motion picture recording on an SD card. Auto focus function does not work. “CONDITION TOO DARK, OR OPEN LENS COVER.” is displayed. Sound is not played back from the built-in speaker of this unit. Although this unit is correctly connected to a TV, playback images cannot be seen.

  • Page 99

    Problem Even if HDD or an SD card is formatted, it cannot be used. The indication disappears. The screen is frozen. No operation can be performed. “ERROR OCCURRED. PLEASE TURN UNIT OFF, THEN TURN ON AGAIN.” is displayed. When the SD card is inserted in this unit, it is not recognised.

  • Page 100

    With other products Problem The sound does not play back properly when a DVD disc that has been copied using the DVD burner is played back. With a PC Problem When connected by the USB cable, this unit is not detected by the PC.

  • Page 101: Cautions For Use

    In the event of abnormal operation (e.g. if the unit emits smoke or an unusual smell), immediately stop operating the unit and consult the Panasonic Customer Care Centre on 132600. About this unit ≥ The unit and SD card become warm after long operation, but this is not a malfunction.

  • Page 102

    3 seconds. When the HDD data deletion screen appears, select [YES], and then follow the on-screen instructions. ≥ Please look after the data in your HDD carefully. Panasonic will not be held responsible in the unlikely case that private data is divulged. About the battery The battery used in this unit is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

  • Page 103

    About the AC adaptor ≥ If the temperature of the battery is extremely high or extremely low, charging may take time or the battery may not be charged. ≥ If the CHARGE lamp keeps flashing, make sure that the terminals of the battery or the AC adaptor are not exposed to dirt, foreign objects or dust, then reconnect them properly.

  • Page 104: Explanation Of Terms

    Others Explanation of terms Automatic white balance White balance adjustment recognises the colour of light and adjusts so the white colour will become a purer white. The unit determines the hue of light that comes through the lens, thereby judging the recording condition, and selects the closest hue setting.

  • Page 105

    Recording a subject that is surrounded by objects with glossy surfaces or by highly reflective objects Since whatever is shiny or glistens is brought into focus, it is hard to focus on the subject to be recorded. The focus may become blurry when recording subjects at the beach, at night views or in scenes involving fireworks or special lights.

  • Page 106

    Others Specifications SD Card/Hard Disk Video Camera Information for your safety Power source: Power consumption: Signal system Recording format Image sensor Lens Filter diameter Zoom Monitor Microphone Speaker Standard illumination Minimum required illumination Video output level Audio output level (Line) LSQT1484 DC 9.3 V/7.2 V Recording...

  • Page 107

    SDHC Memory Card (removable type): 4 GB/6 GB/8 GB/12 GB/16 GB/32 GB (FAT32 format corresponding) HDD (fixed type): 80 GB (SDR-H90) 60 GB (SDR-H80) MPEG-2 XP: 10 Mbps (VBR) SP: 5 Mbps (VBR) LP: 2.5 Mbps (VBR) Refer to page 31.

  • Page 108

    4 GB/6 GB/8 GB/12 GB/16 GB/32 GB (FAT32 format corresponding) HDD (fixed type): 80 GB (SDR-H90) 60 GB (SDR-H80) JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding 640k480 (4:3), 640k360 (16:9) Refer to page 109.

  • Page 109

    Number of recordable pictures Picture size 80 GB (SDR-H90) [HDD] 60 GB (SDR-H80) [SD] 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB 12 GB 16 GB 32 GB * This unit can record only up to 99,999 still pictures in the HDD or in these SD cards.

  • Page 110

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  • Jennifer Jun 24, 2014 07:06:
    I lost my manual and disc to install for the computer.I​s there anyway I can purchase these?I have video in my camera and a lot of pictures that I want to download into my computer.
    ​Thanks
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