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Operating Instructions
Memory Card Camera-Recorder
AG-HMC70P
Model No.
Before operating this product, please read the insructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
ENGLISH
F0308S0 -F
Printed in Japan
VQT1Q93

Summary of Contents

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    Operating Instructions Memory Card Camera-Recorder AG-HMC70P Model No. Before operating this product, please read the insructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH F0308S0 -F Printed in Japan VQT1Q93...

  • Page 2: Read This First

    Read this first! CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. WARNING: ≥TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

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    AC Adapter The rating plate is on the underside of the AC Adapter. Disconnect the AC mains plug from the AC mains socket when not in use. CAUTION: Danger of explosion or fire if battery is mistreated. For Battery Pack ≥Replace only with same or specified type.

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    Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support contact: Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company 1-800-524-1448 This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference. 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings.

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    Precautions USE & LOCATION WARNING ≥AS WITH ANY SMALL OBJECT, SD CARDS CAN BE SWALLOWED BY YOUNG CHILDREN. DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO HANDLE THE SD CARD. CAUTION ≥DO NOT AIM YOUR CAMERA AT THE SUN OR OTHER BRIGHT OBJECTS ≥DO NOT LEAVE THE CAMERA WITH THE EVF AIMED DIRECTLY AT THE SUN AS THIS MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE...

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    ª Indemnity concerning recording content The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for the loss of recordings due to malfunction or defect of this unit, its accessories or recordable media. IMPORTANT ª Carefully observe copyright laws Whatever you have recorded and created can be used for your personal entertainment only.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! ... 2 Before using Features of Memory Card Camera Recorder ... 14 Accessories ... 17 Parts identification and handling ... 18 Using the LCD monitor ... 24 Using the finder... 24 Using the remote control... 25 Cards that you can use with this unit...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Editing Editing scenes... 73 Deleting scenes...73 Protecting scenes...74 Editing still pictures... 75 Deleting still pictures ...75 Protecting still pictures ...76 DPOF setting...77 Card management Formatting ... 78 Formatting an SD card ...78 With other products With a TV... 79 Dubbing images onto a connected DVD recorder or video device ...

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    Cautions for use About this unit The unit and the SD card become warm during use. This is not a malfunction. Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.). ≥If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and sound on this unit may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.

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    Mounting the camera-recorder on a tripod ≥The tripod mounting hole is 5.5 mm deep. Do not force the tripod screw beyond this depth.You can damage the camera-recorder if you use any screw other than 1/4-20UNC. (l 23) About the battery The battery used in this unit is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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    About the SD card ≥The memory capacity indicated on the label of an SD card is the total of the capacity for copyright protection and management and the capacity which can be used on the unit, a computer etc. ≥During prolonged use, the unit’s surfaces and the SD card will heat up slightly.

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    About condensation When condensation forms on the unit, the lens will cloud up and the unit may not work properly. Make every effort to ensure that condensation does not form. If it does form, take the actions described below. Causes of condensation Condensation takes place when the ambient temperature or humidity is changed as follows.

  • Page 14: Features Of Memory Card Camera Recorder

    Before using Features of Memory Card Camera Recorder Very clear high definition pictures This unit is an AVCHD format video camera for recording highly detailed high definition images on an SD card. You can watch images in high-resolution HD video if you connect this unit and a high definition TV and then play back the images.

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    Watching high definition images If you connect this unit and a high definition TV with a HDMI cable (optional) and then play back the pictures, you can enjoy watching them in high definition. A High definition TV B HDMI cable (optional) ≥If you connect this unit to a TV that does not support high definition, the images will be standard quality.

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    Before using Saving the data on the SD card When the SD card is full or to prevent the data from being deleted, use the supplied software (HD Writer Ver2.5) to copy the data on the SD card to the hard disk of the computer. A USB cable (optional) ª...

  • Page 17: Accessories

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. ≥Product numbers correct as of January 2008 Remote control Button-type battery CR2025 AC adaptor VW-AD20 DC cable Shoulder belt Eye cup Ferrite core ≥Please refer to Page 80 for the ferrite core fitting method. Attaching the eye cup To attach the eye cup, align the projections on the eye cup holder and eye cup, and fit the...

  • Page 18: Parts Identification And Handling

    Before using Parts identification and handling 1) Recording lamp (front) (l 104) 2) Lens hood (l 23) 3) Lens (LEICA DICOMAR) 4) White balance sensor/remote control sensor (l 26, 64) 5) HANDLE ZOOM Switch [HANDLE ZOOM] (l 52) 6) Lock ring (l 24) 7) Grip zoom button [W/T] (l 52) 8) External microphone input connector (l 58) 9) Photoshot button (l 47)

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    11) Lens hood screw (l 23) 12) LCD monitor (l 24) 13) MONITOR LEVEL Knob [MONITOR LEVEL] (l 68) 14) Speaker (l 68) 15) Reset button [RESET] (l 115) 16) AUDIO LEVEL Knob[AUDIO LEVEL] (l 60) 17) AUDIO SELECT Switch [AUDIO SELECT] (l 60) 18) AUDIO IN Switch [AUDIO IN] (l 58,59) 19) HDMI terminal [HDMI] (l 80)

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    Before using 29) Viewfinder (l 42) 30) Eye cup (l 17) 31) Component Connectors (Y, P 32) Video Output Connector (BNC) (l 84) 33) DC input terminal [DC IN 7.3V] (l 32) 34) Battery Removal Button (l 30) 35) Headphone Connector [PHONE] (Mini jack) (l 68) 36) Battery Installation Slot (l 30) 37) USB terminal [ ] (l 86, 96) 38) Input Level Selection Switches (CH1/CH2) (l 59)

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    44) Internal microphones (l 58) 45) Accessory shoe ≥You can fit a microphone (optional), etc. 46) Handle Recording Start/Stop Button (l 44) 47) Handle Zoom Button [W/T] (l 52) 48) Visibility Adjustment Lever (l 43) 49) Status indicator (l 33) 50) Recording Start/Stop Button (l 44) 51) Mode dial (l 33) Before using...

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    Before using Using grip belt Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits your hand, and hold it properly. Open the belt cover and loosen the belt. Work your hand through the grip belt and fasten the belt. ≥Slip your hand through the belt as far as it goes so that your fingers will grip the rubber area firmly.

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    Tripod receptacle The tripod receptacle is a hole used to mount a tripod for the unit. (For details on mounting the tripod, refer to the operating instructions for the tripod.) ≥Responsible for the ISO 1222 (1/4 inch) ≥The tripod mounting hole is 5.5 mm deep. Do not force the tripod screw beyond this depth.You can damage the camera-recorder if you use any screw other than 1/4-20UNC.

  • Page 24: Using The Lcd Monitor, Using The Finder

    Before using Using the LCD monitor You can record the image while viewing it on the LCD monitor. Place your finger on LCD monitor open latch and pull the LCD monitor out in the direction of the arrow. ≥It can open up to 90o. Adjust the angle of the LCD monitor as desired.

  • Page 25: Using The Remote Control

    Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Replace battery with Panasonic PART NO. CR2025 only. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Caution: Battery may explode if mistreated.

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    Before using ª Remote control usable range The distance between the remote control and the unit’s remote control sensor A: Within approx. Angle: Approximately 10° upward, approximately 15° downward, approximately 15° leftward, or approximately 75° rightward 10° 15° 15° 75° ≥The remote control is intended for indoor operation.

  • Page 27: Cards That You Can Use With This Unit

    We recommend using SD Memory cards and SDHC Memory 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. ≥Product numbers correct as of January 2008...

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    ≥Check the support site below for the most recent information on SD / SDHC memory cards usable in this unit. https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/ ≥For the purposes of these operating instructions, SD Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card are referred to as the “SD card”.

  • Page 29: Charging The Battery

    ≥If the DC cable is connected to the AC adaptor, then the battery will not charge. Remove the DC cable from the AC adaptor. ≥The Panasonic battery that can be used with this unit are VW-VBG260 and VW-VBG6 (product numbers correct as of January 2008).

  • Page 30: Inserting/removing The Battery

    Setup Inserting/removing the battery Inserting the battery Mount the battery from the top, and insert it until the audible click. Removing the battery Press the battery removal button. ≥The lock can be released and the battery removed. ≥Be sure to set the mode dial to OFF and check that the status indicator is off before removing the battery.

  • Page 31: Charging Time And Recordable Time

    ≥In order to safely use the unit, we recommend that you use genuine Panasonic batteries which have been subject to our quality control process.

  • Page 32: Connecting To The Ac Outlet

    ª About the remaining battery capacity indication The remaining battery capacity is displayed in minutes when using the Panasonic battery that you can use for this unit. It may take time to display the remaining battery capacity. ≥The display changes as the battery capacity reduces.

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    Selecting a mode (Turning the unit on/off) Rotate the mode dial to switch to recording, playback, PC connection or power OFF. ≥Rotate the mode dial slowly. How to turn on the power While pressing the lock release button, set the mode dial to ≥Rotate the mode dial while at the same time pressing in the lock release button A if changing from OFF to another mode.

  • Page 34: Inserting/removing An Sd Card

    Setup Inserting/removing an SD card Be sure to set the mode dial to OFF before inserting/removing an SD card. 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. Set the mode dial to OFF.

  • Page 35: How To Use The Cursor Button

    How to use the cursor button This unit has a cursor button A for selecting functions, performing operations etc. so it is easy to operate this unit with one hand. B Operating the operation icons and menu screens that are displayed Basic operations The following describes operations on the menu screen and selection of files on the thumbnail...

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    Setup Operations during playback Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ Select the scene for playback using the cursor button and press the center of the button to make the selection. ≥The selected scene is played back on the full screen. ≥The operation icon is automatically displayed on the screen.

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    About the operation icons displayed in each mode Recording mode 2/3 2/3 1/3 1/3 1/3 Icon — Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to MANUAL. In manual mode [MANUAL] Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to FOCUS. In manual focus mode [FOCUS] ≥About switching between AUTO and MANUAL (l 38) Playback mode ( Cursor Icon...

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    Setup Playback mode ( Cursor Icon button ∫ ª About auto mode Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to AUTO, and color balance (white balance) and focusing will be adjusted automatically. – Automatic white balance (l 118) – Auto focus (l 118) Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness.

  • Page 39: Using The Menu Screen

    Using the menu screen Refer to “Menu list” (l 102) for information about the menus. While stopped, press the MENU button. ≥The menu displayed differs depending on the position of the mode dial. ≥Do not switch the mode dial when the menu is displayed.

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    Setup To get back to the previous screen Press the left button of the cursor button. To exit the menu screen Press the MENU button. ≥The menu screen does not appear during recording or playing. You cannot start other operations while the menu screen appears. Operating with remote control The menu screen transition is the same as when the buttons on the main unit are used.

  • Page 41: Setting Date And Time

    Setting date and time When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will appear. ≥Press the button up or down button of the cursor button to select [YES], press the center of the cursor button and then perform steps 2 and 3 below to set the date and time.

  • Page 42: Adjusting Lcd Monitor/finder

    Setup 24 hours and the battery will save the date and time for approx. 6 months. (The battery is still being recharged even if the mode dial is set to OFF.) Adjusting LCD monitor/finder Adjusting the brightness and the color level of the LCD monitor/ finder Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP]...

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    To adjust the viewing conditions of images in the finder Pull the finder to pull out the visibility adjustment lever A inside, and then move the lever to make the adjustments. 2008.10.10 ≥You can focus the video in the viewfinder by moving the visibility adjustment lever.

  • Page 44: Recording Motion Pictures

    Recording Recording Recording motion pictures Record motion pictures on an SD card. ≥Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording. (l 27) ≥This unit records high definition images that are compatible with the 16:9 aspect ratio of a wide-screen TV.

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    At this time, the following message appears. When motion pictures are to be recorded, use a Panasonic SD card or another SD card which can be used to record motion pictures. (l 27) REC STOPPED. NOW WRITING.

  • Page 46: Recording Modes/recordable Time Available For The Motion Picture

    ¬ Press the MENU button, then select [VIDEO] [REC MODE] and press the center of the cursor button. Approximate recording times of motion pictures per SD card made by Panasonic SD card memory 256 MB 2 min 512 MB 5 min...

  • Page 47: Recording Still Pictures (jpeg)

    Recording still pictures (JPEG) Record the still picture on an SD card. ≥This number of recording pixels for still pictures is compatible with the 16:9 aspect ratio of a wide-screen TV. They are recorded at 1920k1080. Rotate the mode dial to select Open the LCD monitor.

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    Recording To record still pictures clearly ≥When zooming in on the subject with a magnification of 4k or higher, it is difficult to reduce the slight shaking from holding this unit by hand. We recommend decreasing the zoom magnification and approaching the subject when recording.

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    ª About the focus indication ≥The focus indication does not appear in manual focus mode. ≥Focus on a subject manually when it is not easily focused automatically. ≥You can record still pictures on the card even if the focus indication does not appear, but pictures may be recorded without being focused.

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    Recording About simultaneous recording (recording still pictures while recording motion pictures) You can record still pictures even while recording motion pictures. While recording motion pictures, press the PHOTO SHOT button fully (press to the bottom) to take the picture. ≥This function is not activated if the PHOTO SHOT button is pressed halfway.

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    Picture Quality/Approximate Number of Recordable Pictures on an SD Card Picture quality Selecting the picture quality. Press the MENU button, then select [PICTURE] [PICT. QUALITY] desired item and press the center of the cursor button. : Still pictures with a high picture quality are recorded.

  • Page 52: Various Recording Functions, Zoom In/out Function

    Recording Various recording functions Zoom in/out function You can zoom in or out using the grip or handle zoom button. You can zoom in up to 12k optically. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ Operate with the grip zoom button. T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) ≥The zooming speed can be changed by...

  • Page 53: Recording Yourself

    Digital zoom function If the zoom magnification exceeds 12k, then the digital zoom function will be activated. The maximum magnification provided by the digital zoom can be switched. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ Press the MENU button, then select [BASIC] [D.ZOOM] and press the center of the cursor...

  • Page 54: Backlight Compensation Function, Fade In/fade Out Function

    Recording Backlight compensation function This is for preventing a backlit subject from being darkened. Use this function when the light is emanating from behind the subject and the subject appears dark. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ Press the center of the cursor button.

  • Page 55: Image Stabilizer Function

    Press the recording start/stop button. Pause recording. (Fade out) The image/audio gradually disappears. After the image/audio completely disappears, recording stops. ≥After recording, the fade setting is canceled. To cancel fading Select [ ] again. To select the color for fade in/out The color which appears in fading pictures can be selected.

  • Page 56: Guide Line Function, Zebra Display

    Recording Guide line function This is for viewing the slope and the balance of the image while recording or playing back. It is possible to confirm whether the displayed images are flat or not while recording or during playback. Use it as a guide for framing balance and confirm the area to be displayed on a TV with the aspect ratio of 4:3.

  • Page 57: Color Bar

    Color bar This is for displaying a color bar to check the color tone. This unit displays a 7 color bar which is useful for adjusting the picture quality of the TV or the external monitor. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬...

  • Page 58: Input Audio Selection

    Recording Input Audio Selection The camera will record two-channel audio. Select from the built-in microphone, an external microphone, or any microphones or audio devices connected to the XLR CH1/CH2 terminal to record audio on the respective channels. (Refer to the following table.) Setting/State AUDIO IN AUDIO IN...

  • Page 59: Use The External Microphone Or Audio Devices Connected To The Xlr Terminal

    Use the external microphone or audio devices connected to the XLR terminal. Connect the external microphone or an audio device to the XLR CH1/CH2 terminal (XLR 3-pin) AAn external microphone or an audio device Switch the connected audio input signal using the input level select switch AMicrophone attenuation switch BInput level select switch...

  • Page 60: Audio Recording Level

    Recording Audio Recording Level The recording level of audio signals can be adjusted when recording. Set the AUDIO SELECT switch to MAN. AUTO: With the ALC (Auto Level Control) function, the recording level is automatically adjusted when the audio input is excessively loud. The AUDIO LEVEL knob is disabled.

  • Page 61: Manual Recording Functions, Scene Mode

    Manual recording functions Scene mode This is for recording in various situations. When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to MANUAL. Press the MENU button, then select [BASIC] [SCENE MODE]...

  • Page 62: Manual Focus Adjustment

    Recording Manual focus adjustment If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then manual focusing is available. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ (When MF assist function is used) Press the MENU button, then select [ADVANCED] [MF ASSIST] [ON] and press the center of the cursor button.

  • Page 63: White Balance

    White balance This is for recording in natural colors. The automatic white balance function may not reproduce natural colors depending on the scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the white balance manually. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬...

  • Page 64: Manual Shutter Speed Aperture Adjustment

    Recording ª About the white balance sensor The white balance sensor A detects the type of light source during recording. Do not cover the white balance sensor during recording, or it may not function properly. ª About the black balance adjustment This is one of the 3CCD system functions that automatically adjusts the black when the white...

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    B Iris/Gain value: CLOSE # (F16 to F2.0) # OPEN # (0dB to 18dB) ≥Value closer to [CLOSE] darken the image. ≥Value closer to [18dB] brighten the image. ≥When the iris value is adjusted to brighter than [OPEN], it changes to the gain value. To restore to automatic adjustment Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to AUTO.

  • Page 66: Motion Picture Playback

    Playback Playback Motion picture playback Play back motion pictures. Rotate the mode dial to select Press the cursor button up and then left to select the picture playback) tab. A Motion picture playback tab The motion pictures are displayed as thumbnails (reduced-size images).

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    * Press the 6 or 5 button on the remote control. ª About motion picture compatibility ≥This unit is based on the AVCHD format. ≥The video signal that can be played back on this unit is 1440k1080/60i. ≥The video signals in 1920x 1080/60i cannot be played back.

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    Playback Frame-by-frame playback The motion picture is advanced one frame at a time. Move the cursor button up during playback to pause the playback. Move the cursor button right. (The frames will be advanced one at a time in the reverse direction when you move the cursor button left.) ≥Normal playback is restored when you...

  • Page 69: Playing Back Motion Pictures By Date

    Playing back motion pictures by date Recorded scenes are grouped by date on this unit. Scenes recorded on the same day can be played back in succession. Press the MENU button, then select [PLAY SETUP] [PLAY MODE] [BY DATE] and press the center of the cursor button.

  • Page 70: Repeat Playback, Resuming The Previous Playback

    Playback Repeat playback Playback of the first scene starts after playback of the last scene finishes. Press the MENU button, then select [PLAY SETUP] [REPEAT PLAY] [ON] and press the center of the cursor button. The [ ] indication appears on the thumbnail and full screen views.

  • Page 71: Still Picture (jpeg) Playback

    Still picture (JPEG) playback Play back the still pictures recorded on the card. Rotate the mode dial to select Press the cursor button up and then right to select the picture playback) tab. A Still picture playback tab The still pictures recorded on the SD card are displayed as thumbnails (reduced-size images).

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    Playback ª 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.) ≥If a non-standard file is played back, the folder/...

  • Page 73: Editing Scenes, Deleting Scenes

    Editing Editing scenes Deleting scenes This is for deleting scenes recorded on SD cards. The deleted scenes cannot be restored. Deleting scenes one at a time Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ and then select the picture playback) tab. Press the button during playback.

  • Page 74: Protecting Scenes

    Editing The selected scene is encircled by a red frame. ≥When the cursor button is pressed again, the selected scene will be canceled. ≥Up to 50 scenes can be set in succession. (Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2) Press the button.

  • Page 75: Editing Still Pictures, Deleting Still Pictures

    Editing still pictures Deleting still pictures This is for deleting still picture files recorded on SD cards. The deleted files cannot be restored. Deleting files one at a time Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ and then select the playback) tab.

  • Page 76: Protecting Still Pictures

    Editing (Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2) Press the button. When the confirmation message appears, select [YES], then press the center of the cursor button. (Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2) To continue deleting other files Repeat steps 3-5.

  • Page 77: Dpof Setting

    DPOF setting This is for writing the printing data on an SD card. You can write the data of the still pictures to be printed and the number of prints (DPOF data) onto the SD card. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬...

  • Page 78: Formatting, Formatting An Sd Card

    Card management Card management Formatting Formatting an SD card This is for initializing cards. Please be aware that if an SD card is formatted, then all the data recorded on the card will be erased. Store important data on a computer etc.

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    With other products With a TV Playback on TV The motion pictures and still pictures recorded on this unit can be played back on a TV screen. Connect this unit to a TV with one of the following terminals. Optional connection cables are required to connect to the respective terminals.

  • Page 80

    With other products 1 Connecting with a HDMI cable (optional) What is HDMI? HDMI is the next-generation interface for digital devices. When this unit is connected to a HDMI compatible device, the image and audio can be output with a digital signal. If you connect this unit and a HDMI compatible high definition TV and then play back the recorded high definition images (l 14), you can enjoy them in high resolution with high quality sound.

  • Page 81

    ª About the settings when connecting with HDMI When this unit is connected to another device with a HDMI cable, the output setting on this unit can be changed. HDMI output resolution You can switch the method to output the images. Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] [HDMI RESOLUTION]...

  • Page 82

    With other products 2Connecting with a component video cable (optional) and an audio cable (optional) Connect the unit and TV with a component video cable (optional) and an audio cable (optional). A Component video cable (optional) B Audio cable (optional) ≥Connect to terminals of the same color.

  • Page 83

    ª If the image or audio from this unit is not output on the TV ≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they ≥Check the connected terminal. ≥Check the TV’s input setting (input switch). (For more information, please read the operating instructions for the TV.) ≥If the images are not displayed correctly on a wide-screen TV, adjust the aspect setting on...

  • Page 84

    With other products 3 Connecting with a video cable (optional) and an audio cable (optional) Connect the unit and TV with a video cable (optional) and an audio cable (optional). VIDEO A Video cable (optional) B Audio cable (optional) Set the mode dial to Change the input channel on the TV.

  • Page 85: Dubbing Images Onto A Connected Dvd Recorder Or Video Device

    Dubbing images onto a connected DVD recorder or video device This is for dubbing images recorded on this unit onto a DVD recorder, video device etc. ≥Images are dubbed in standard quality. ≥Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down. Connect this unit and a video device.

  • Page 86: With A Printer (pictbridge)

    With other products With a printer (PictBridge) To print pictures by directly connecting this unit to the printer, use a printer compatible with PictBridge. (Read the operating instructions for the printer.) ≥Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down.

  • Page 87

    Select the layout setting on [PAGE LAYOUT]. [STANDARD]: Layout specific to the printer No frame print Frame print ≥You cannot set page layouts not supported on the printer. Select [PRINT] [YES] and press the center of the cursor button to print the pictures.

  • Page 88: Before Using With A Computer, What You Can Do With A Computer

    With a computer With a computer Before using with a computer What you can do with a computer Data type Can do Software used [Copy to PC] [Write data to media]* [Copy between media]* Motion picture [Play back on a PC] HD Writer Ver2.5 [Easy editing] [Convert into the MPEG-2 format]...

  • Page 89

    With a computer Contents on provided CD-ROM (“HD Writer 2.5E for HDC”) The following software applications are contained on the provided CD-ROM (“HD Writer 2.5E for HDC”). ª HD Writer Ver2.5 You can acquire data of motion pictures and still pictures on an SD card to the hard disk of the computer, easily edit (split, merge, delete) the motion pictures, then write the data to an SD card or disc.

  • Page 90: End User License Agreement

    With a computer End User License Agreement Before opening the CD-ROM (“HD Writer 2.5E for HDC”) package, please read the following. You (“Licensee”) are granted a license for the Software defined in this End User Software Agreement (“Agreement”) on condition that you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

  • Page 91: Operating Environment

    Operating environment ≥Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs cannot be used. ≥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.) ≥Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases.

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    With a computer ª Operating environment for HD Writer Ver2.5 (continued) Necessary software Windows Vista: DirectX 10 Windows XP/2000: DirectX 9.0c ≥If you install the software on a PC that is not compatible with Sound DirectSound Support Interface USB port [Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)] Other requirements Mouse or equivalent pointing device ≥Supplied CD-ROM (“HD Writer 2.5E for HDC”) is available for Windows only.

  • Page 93

    ª Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage) IBM PC/AT compatible PC Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Microsoft Windows Vista Business Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise...

  • Page 94: Installation, Installing Hd Writer Ver2.5

    With a computer Installation 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.) ≥Before starting the installation, close any other software applications which are running.

  • Page 95: Reading The Operating Instructions Of The Software Applications, Software Application Uninstallation

    ≥To read the operating instructions (a PDF file), Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0, Adobe Reader 7.0 or later must be installed. Select [start] [All Programs (Programs)] [Panasonic] [HD Writer 2.5E] [Operating Instructions]. Software application uninstallation Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no longer require.

  • Page 96: Connection And Recognition, Connection And Recognition Procedures

    With a computer Connection and recognition Connection and recognition procedures After the software applications are installed, this unit must be connected to the computer and be correctly recognized by the computer. ≥Connect after installing the software applications. ≥Remove the supplied CD-ROM (“HD Writer 2.5E for HDC”) if it is inserted in the computer.

  • Page 97: About The Computer Display

    About the computer display When the unit is connected to a computer, it is recognized as an external drive. [Removable Disk] is displayed in [My Computer]. Example folder structure of an SD card: Removable Disk DCIM 100CDPFP MISC PRIVATE AVCHD ≥AVCHD format motion picture files ([00000.MTS] etc.) are saved in the [BDMV] folder.

  • Page 98: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely, Verifying The Unit Is Correctly Recognized By The Computer

    With a computer To disconnect USB cable safely Double click the tray displayed on the computer. ≥Hardware disconnect dialogue appears. ≥Depending on your computer’s settings, this icon may not be displayed. Select [USB Mass Storage Device] and click [Stop]. Verify [MATSHITA AG-HMC70 USB Device] is selected and click [OK].

  • Page 99: Using Hd Writer Ver2.5

    (On the computer) Select [start] [All Programs (Programs)] [Panasonic] [HD Writer]. ≥The HD Writer Ver2.5 introductory screen is displayed. If [OK] is clicked, the software will start. Click the [Copy to PC] button.

  • Page 100

    With a computer Click the [Start copying] button. ≥A confirmation message appears. Click [Yes] and copying starts. ª Writing back to an SD card ≥Insert an SD card in this unit and format the card. (l 78) (Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording.

  • Page 101: If Using Macintosh

    If using Macintosh ≥Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some personal computers cannot be used. ≥Apple, Mac OS is either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. ≥PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

  • Page 102: Menus And Indications, Menu List

    Others Others Menus and Indications Menu list Recording menus ª [BASIC] [SCENE MODE] (l 61) [D.ZOOM] (l 53) [O.I.S.] (l 55) [GUIDE LINES] (l 56) [CLOCK SET] (l 41) ª [VIDEO] [REC MODE] (l 46) [FADE COLOR] (l 55) [LEVEL METER] (l 60) ª...

  • Page 103

    Playback menus (When video playback tab is selected) ª [PLAY SETUP] [PLAY MODE] (l 69) [REPEAT PLAY] (l 70) [RESUME PLAY] (l 70) [SCENE PROTECT] (l 74) [GUIDE LINES] (l 56) ª [SETUP] [FORMAT CARD] (l 78) [DISPLAY] (l 104) [DATE/TIME] (l 41) [DATE FORMAT] (l 41) [POWER SAVE] (l 104)

  • Page 104: Menus Related To [advanced And [setup]

    Others Menus related to [ADVANCED] and [SETUP] ≥Underlined items are the initial shipping condition. ª [REC LAMP] ≥[OFF] ≥[ON] The recording lamp lights during recording and flashes when the unit receives a signal from the remote control or when the self-timer is counting down.

  • Page 105: Indications

    Indications ª Recording indications Motion picture recording 30min 0h00m00s R30min 10 10 10 10   1/100 OPEN DEC 15 2008 3:30PM Still picture recording (when the PHOTO SHOT button is pressed halfway) 30min 0h00m00s R30min 1/100 OPEN MEGA M Remaining battery power 30min Remaining battery time...

  • Page 106

    Others ª Playback indications Motion picture playback Still picture playback Playback Pause Cue/Review playback Last/first scene paused Skip playback Slow motion playback Frame-by-frame playback ;1/2; 0h00m00s Playback time Play mode All scenes Scenes recorded on the selected date No.10 Scene number Repeat playback Resume playback 100-0001...

  • Page 107: Messages

    You are attempting to connect an AC adaptor not compatible with this unit. Use the supplied AC adaptor. (l 32) If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit (l 31), remove the battery and then insert it again. If the message appears even after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair.

  • Page 108

    Others CANNOT PROTECT. PUSH THE RESET SWITCH. CANNOT SET. CHANGE MODE TO USE USB. DISCONNECT USB CABLE. DISCONNECT USB CABLE. DISCONNECT USB CABLE. Scenes on SD cards for which the top menu has been created with HD Writer Ver2.5 cannot be protected. An irregularity in the unit has been detected.

  • Page 109

    About recovery When the SD card is accessed, you try to playback a scene or faulty control information is read, one of the messages below may be displayed. (Depending on the error, this may take time.) When connecting to AC adaptor or the remaining capacity of the battery is enough: [FINISHED.] When the remaining capacity of the battery is low: [PLEASE CONNECT AC ADAPTOR OR CHANGE BATTERY.]...

  • Page 110: Functions That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously

    Others Functions that cannot be used simultaneously 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 Backlight compensation Shutter effect Zoom Scene mode MF assist function Change of white balance...

  • Page 111: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting ª Unit operations Problem This unit cannot be turned on. This unit is turned off automatically. This unit does not stay on long enough. A clicking sound is heard when the unit is shaken. Battery runs down quickly. The minute display of the remaining battery power indication is not displayed correctly.

  • Page 112

    Others Problem This unit cannot be operated though powered up. This unit does not operate normally. The remote control does not function. 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 and the SD card is correctly...

  • Page 113

    Problem Auto focus function does not work. Recorded still pictures are not clear. Sound is not played back from the built-in speaker of this unit. Although this unit is correctly connected to a TV, images cannot be seen. The images are squeezed horizontally.

  • Page 114

    Others Problem Scenes cannot be deleted. The images on the SD card do not look normal. Even if an SD card is formatted, it cannot be used. If the SD card is inserted in this unit, it is not recognized. If the SD card is inserted in another device, it is not recognized.

  • Page 115

    Problem “PUSH THE RESET SWITCH.” is displayed. Part of the AUDIO LEVEL meter flashes. A white stripe appears on the right of the screen. ª With a computer Problem Even if connected by the USB cable, this unit is not recognized by the computer.

  • Page 116

    Others ª For switching scenes When multiple scenes are played back successively, playback may pause for a period of several frames or for several seconds when switching scenes. ≥Whether successive scenes play back smoothly or not depends on the player. On some players, scenes may pause for a moment even if the following conditions are not applicable.

  • Page 117

    ≥When a scene is deleted Example 1: To delete a scene in the middle Example 2: Recording after deleting the last scene SCENE1 SCENE2 SCENE3 SCENE4 Delete SCENE1 SCENE2 SCENE4 Images pause for several seconds where a scene is deleted. Switched scenes without deleting a scene will play back smoothly.

  • Page 118: Explanation Of Terms

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

  • Page 119

    Others Recording a subject behind dirty or dusty window The subject behind the window will not be focused because the focus is on the dirty window. Similarly, when recording something on the opposite side of a road with heavy traffic, a vehicle that happens to pass by may be brought into focus.

  • Page 120: Specifications

    Others Specifications Memory Card Camera-Recorder Power source: Power consumption: indicates safety information. Signal system Recording format Image sensor Lens Filter diameter Zoom Monitor Finder Built-in microphone Speaker Head phone White balance adjustment Standard illumination Minimum required illumination Video output level DC 7.3 V (When using AC adaptor) DC 7.2 V (When using battery) Recording: 8.5 W...

  • Page 121

    Component terminal output level HDMI terminal output level Audio output level (Line) External microphone input XLR input Dimensions Mass Mass in operation Operating temperature Operating humidity Battery operation time Motion pictures Recording media Compression Recording mode and transfer rate Audio compression 1.0 Vp-p, 75 h : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h : 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h...

  • Page 122

    Others Still pictures Recording media Compression Picture size AC adaptor Power source: Power consumption: DC output: indicates safety information. Battery pack Maximum voltage: Nominal voltage: Rated capacitance: indicates safety information. Specifications may change without prior notice. SD Memory Card: 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12 and FAT16 system corresponding) SDHC Memory Card: 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB (FAT32 system corresponding)

  • Page 123: Index

    Index Others ª AC adaptor ...11, 29, 32 Aperture ...64 Auto focus ...118 Automatic white balance ...63, 118 AVCHD ...14 ª Backlight compensation ...54 Battery ...11, 29, 30 Beep sound ...104 Black balance ...64 ª Card ...12, 27, 34 Charging time ...31 Color bar ...57 Cursor button ...35 ª...

  • Page 124

    Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company Unit Company of Panasonic Corporation of North America Executive Office: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7000 EASTERN ZONE: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7196 Southeast Region: (201) 348-7162 WESTERN ZONE: 3330 Cahuenga Blvd W., Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 436-3500...

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