Panasonic HX-A1M Basic Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 Basic Operating Instructions Wearable Camera HX-A1M Model No. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. More detailed operating instructions are available in “Operating Instructions (PDF format)”. To read it, download it from the website.
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety ∫ Cautions for use WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or This unit and the microSD card become product damage, warm during use. This is not a ≥ Do not let water or other liquids drip or malfunction.
  • Page 3 Make sure to use the supplied cable. About the battery Do not extend the cable. The battery used in this unit is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It is Do not spray insecticides or volatile susceptible to humidity and temperature chemicals onto this unit. and the effect increases the more the ≥...
  • Page 4 Batteries Only for European Union and Declaration of Conformity (DoC) countries with recycling systems Hereby, “Panasonic Corporation” declares that These symbols on the this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of products, packaging, and/ Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Information for Your Safety......2 Others Preparation Troubleshooting ........29 Requests when disposing of this unit ..30 (Important) About the Waterproof/ Specifications ......... 32 Dustproof and Anti-shock Performance About copyright ........33 of this unit..........6 Limited Warranty When using in a cold climate or at low (ONLY FOR AUSTRALIA) .......
  • Page 6: Preparation

    1.5 m for a time not exceeding 30 minutes. Anti-shock Performance This unit has cleared a test conducted by Panasonic, which complies with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock (a drop test performed from a height of 1.5 m onto 3 cm thick plywood).
  • Page 7 ≥ Do not leave this unit for a long period of time in places where temperature is very low (at high altitude etc.) or very high (inside a car under strong sunlight, close to a heater, on the beach, etc.) waterproof performance may be degraded.
  • Page 8 Check that the terminal cover (waterproof), glasscover and rubber seals are neither cracked nor deformed. ≥ Be sure to read the supplied leaflet about the rubber seals. Rotate the terminal cover (waterproof) and glasscover until they are attached firmly. ≥ Rotate them in the opposite directions of Step 1. ≥...
  • Page 9: Temperatures

    ≥ If you remove the terminal cover (waterproof) or glasscover without thoroughly drying this unit, water droplets may form on the card or other parts. Also, water may accumulate in the gap around the card slot or the terminal connector. Be sure to wipe any water off with a soft, dry cloth. ≥...
  • Page 10: Read This First

    Use it at your own risk. ∫ 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 11: Accessories

    Preparation Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of March 2015. These may be subject to change. Glasscover (night Multi Mount mode) SFC0315 (Orange) SFC0316 (Black) ≥...
  • Page 12: Optional Accessories

    ≥ Most major credit and debit cards accepted. Mount/VW-CTA1 or VW-CTA100 is ≥ All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities required. are provided directly by Panasonic UK. ≥ It couldn’t be simpler! ≥ Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products.
  • Page 13: Power Supply

    Preparation Power supply Charging the battery When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before using this unit for the first time. ≥ This unit has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Do not remove except when disposing of this unit.
  • Page 14: Charging And Recording Time

    ≥ This unit heats up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction. ≥ For information about charging with a mobile USB charger or an AC adaptor, check the support site. (This site is English only.) The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
  • Page 15: Recording To A Card

    ≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Inserting/removing a microSD card When using a microSD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the microSD card. When the microSD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted.
  • Page 16: Turning This Unit On/Off

    Insert (remove) the microSD card into (from) the card slot. ≥ Insert the microSD card with its terminal side facing down. Push it straight in until it clicks into place as shown in the figure. ≥ Press the centre of the microSD card and then pull it straight out. Rotate the terminal cover in the opposite direction of Step 1 to attach it.
  • Page 17: Wi-Fi ® Function

    Panasonic will not take any responsibility for any damage that arises when using this unit for any purpose other than as a wireless LAN device.
  • Page 18: Install The "Image App

    Install the “Image App” The “Image App” allows you to change this unit’s settings and record and play back images. About the “Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic. For Android apps For iOS apps Android 4.0 or later iOS 6.0 or later...
  • Page 19: Connecting To A Smartphone

    Preparation Connecting to a smartphone ∫ Preparations before connection Install the smartphone application “Image App” on your smartphone. (l 18) Turn on the Wi-Fi function of your smartphone. ≥ For further details, please read the operating instructions for the smartphone. Setting up a Wi-Fi connection to a smartphone ≥...
  • Page 20: Setting Date And Time

    Setting date and time The date and time setting of this unit is synchronised with that of the smartphone. Synchronise to adjust the clock, etc. # [Camera setup]. Tap [Date & time]. ≥ When you want to adjust the clock, change the time of the smartphone first, and then synchronise the time with this unit.
  • Page 21: Attaching This Unit To A Multi Mount Or Tripod Mount

    Preparation Attaching this unit to a Multi Mount or Tripod Mount You can attach this unit to a Multi Mount or Tripod Mount and perform recording. ≥ When the Tripod Mount is attached to a tripod or similar item, do not hold this unit or adjustment belt to carry the assembled items.
  • Page 22 Fasten the Multi Mount securely by aligning the two fasteners to one another. ≥ Fasten securely to prevent the Multi Mount from falling off. ≥ Dust, etc. adhering to the hook and loop fastener will weaken the adhesion. Before attaching it, check if dust, lint, etc. is adhering. Attach this unit to the Multi Mount as shown in the figure.
  • Page 23 Attach this unit to the Multi Mount as shown in the figure. Attaching this unit to the Multi Mount ≥ Before attaching this unit, fasten the Multi Mount securely with the band and the hook and loop fastener. While holding the tightening nut A, tighten the adjustment knob B by rotating it towards LOCK.
  • Page 24: Using A Tripod Mount

    While holding the tightening nut A, loosen the adjustment knob B by rotating it towards UNLOCK to adjust the direction of this unit.   UNLOCK While holding the tightening nut A, rotate the adjustment knob B by rotating it towards LOCK until this unit is fastened securely.
  • Page 25 Attaching this unit to the Tripod Mount While holding D, loosen the adjustment belt B  until this unit can be passed through it by rotating the tightening nut C towards UNLOCK.  UNLOCK LOCK  Pass this unit through the adjustment belt B so ...
  • Page 26: Basic

    Basic Recording Check before recording When you connect this unit and a smartphone and start up the “Image App”, you can check the image from this unit on the live view screen. ≥ We recommend that you make a test recording to check the angle of view mode, [White Balance] setting and other settings before recording.
  • Page 27: Recording With This Unit

    Recording with this unit Record images with this unit. ≥ You can record images even when this unit is not connected to a smartphone. Press the recording mode/Wi-Fi button to switch to the desired recording mode. ≥ The recording mode changes each time you press the button. The recording mode lamps will light (or flash).
  • Page 28: Playback

    Basic Playback Motion pictures or still pictures stored in this unit are played back with the smartphone. ≥ For more information, refer to the [Help] in the “Image App” menu. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App. (l 19) Example of the motion picture 1 Camera function playback screen display:...
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in following cases The lens fogs up. ≥ This is due to condensation. It is not a malfunction. Please refer to page 7. Problem Check points This unit cannot be turned ≥ Charge the battery again to ensure it is sufficiently charged. (l 13) ≥...
  • Page 30 Others Requests when disposing of this unit When disposing of the used product, initialise the network settings (l 20) first and remove the built-in battery from this unit. Please refer to page 31 about how to remove the battery. Thank you for supporting our battery recycling efforts. ≥...
  • Page 31 This figure describes the disposal of this unit, it is not instruction for repair. If disassembled, repair is not possible. ≥ Disassemble after the battery runs out. ≥ If it cannot be removed smoothly, contact Panasonic’s Service Centre. ≥ Keep disassembled parts out of reach of children. Remove the terminal cover and Remove the lead C from the glasscover.
  • Page 32 Others Specifications Wearable Camera Information for your safety Power source: INPUT: DC 5.0 V, 1 A Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack: DC 3.7 V, 480 mAh (1.87 Wh) Power consumption: Recording; 2.1 W (Built-in battery) 2.9 W (Extended Battery) Charging; 2.4 W (When using PC) 2.4 W (When using Extended Battery) Shutter speed: Motion picture recording format:...
  • Page 33: About Copyright

    Wireless transmitter: Compliance standard; IEEE802.11b/g/n Frequency range used; Central frequency 2412 MHz to 2462 MHz [11ch] ™ Encryption method; Wi-Fi compliant WPA ™ WPA2 /WEP Access method; Infrastructure mode Others About copyright ∫ Carefully observe copyright This product is licensed under the AVC patent laws portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to (i)
  • Page 34 For at least three (3) years from delivery of this product, Panasonic will give to any third party who contacts us at the contact information provided below, for a charge no more than our cost of...
  • Page 35: When Using In A Cold Climate Or At Low Limited Warranty (Only For Australia)

    Panasonic Customer Care Centre. If the failure in the product is not a major failure then Panasonic may choose to repair or replace the product and will do so in a reasonable period of time from receiving notice from you.
  • Page 36 Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Importer for Europe: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation SQT0886 Web site: F0315SQ0 © Panasonic Corporation 2015...

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