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  • Page 1 Basic Operating Instructions High Definition Video Camera 4K Video Camera HC-V770 HC-WX970 Model No. Model No. HC-V777 HC-WX979 HC-V770M HC-WX970M HC-V760 HC-VX870 HC-VX878 HC-VX870M Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use.
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety ∫ Concerning the battery Dear Customer, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic Video Warning Camera. Please read these Operating Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not Instructions carefully and keep them handy for disassemble, heat above 60 oC or future reference.
  • Page 3: Cautions For Use

    Batteries Only for European Union and countries with recycling systems Declaration of Conformity (DoC) These symbols on the Hereby, “Panasonic Corporation” declares that this product is in compliance with the products, packaging, and/ essential requirements and other relevant or accompanying provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 4 Be sure to detach the battery after use. HD Writer AE 5.2. ≥ If the battery is left attached, a minute amount j Copy the image to a Panasonic Blu-ray of current continues to flow even if the unit is disc recorder that supports AVCHD off.
  • Page 5: This Unit

    SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the “SD card”. content ≥ The smartphone and tablet are indicated as Panasonic does not accept any responsibility “smartphone”. for damages directly or indirectly due to any ≥ Function that can be used for Motion Picture...
  • Page 6 VX878 [VX870] ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of HC-VX870M [VX870M] VX870M series on the Touch Menu to display . (l 17) MENU Touch HC-V770 [V770] MENU V770 V770 Touch [SETUP]. series/ HC-V777 [V777] V777 [V770] Touch [ONLINE MANUAL]. HC-V770M...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Information for Your Safety......2 Wi-Fi Accessories............ 9 [WX970] series/[VX870] series/ Preparation [V770] series Power supply..........10 What you can do with the Inserting/removing the battery ....10 ® Wi-Fi function ..........25 Charging the battery ......11 [Remote Ctrl] ..........26 Charging and recording time ....
  • Page 8 ≥ Most major credit and debit cards accepted. ≥ All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic ≥ It couldn’t be simpler! ≥ Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products.
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of Dec. 2014. These may be subject to change. Optional accessories Battery pack VW-VBT190 Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries.
  • Page 10: Preparation

    ≥ The unit has a function for distinguishing batteries which can be used safely. The dedicated battery (VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380) supports this function. The only batteries suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
  • Page 11: Charging The Battery

    ≥ Do not use any other DC cables except the supplied one. ≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 10). ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
  • Page 12: Charging And Recording Time

    Charging and recording time ∫ Charging/Recording time ≥ Temperature: 25 oC/humidity: 60%RH ≥ Charging times in parentheses are when charging from the USB terminal. WX970 series ≥ Maximum continuous recordable times and actual recordable times in parentheses are when recording with the Sub Camera These include times when is displayed on the screen.
  • Page 13: Recording To A Card

    SDXC Memory Card 48 GB/64 GB ≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below. (This website is in English only.) ≥ We do not guarantee the operation of SD cards other than the ones above. ≥ Operation is not guaranteed for all SD cards.
  • Page 14: Inserting/Removing An Sd Card

    Inserting/removing an SD card When using an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the SD card. (l 24) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted.
  • Page 15: Selecting A Mode

    WX970 VX870 V770 series/ series/ series If you try to use the Wi-Fi function while the internal temperature of this unit is high, a message will be displayed. When this happens, the Wi-Fi function is disabled. ≥ Wait until the temperature has dropped before resuming use. Preparation Selecting a mode You can switch this unit between Recording Mode (Motion Picture Recording Mode/Still Picture...
  • Page 16: How To Use The Touch Screen

    Touch the recording mode switching icon. ≥ Refer to page 16 for touch screen operation. To display the recording mode switching icon Display of the recording mode switching icon will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of time. To display it again, touch the screen. ≥...
  • Page 17: About The Touch Menu

    About the Touch Menu Touch (left side)/ (right side) of the Touch Menu to switch the operation icons.  ≥ It is also possible to switch the operation icons by sliding the Touch Menu right or left while touching it. A Touch Menu ∫...
  • Page 18: Setting Your Home Region For The First Time

    Preparation Setting your home region for the first time You can set your home region in [SET WORLD TIME]. Select the menu. (l 24) : [SETUP] # [SET WORLD TIME] MENU ≥ A message will be displayed. Touch [ENTER].  Touch to select your home region and touch [ENTER].
  • Page 19: Changing The Recording Mode

    Basic Changing the Recording Mode Touch the Recording Mode button icon. MENU Touch the desired Recording Mode button icon. WX970 VX870 ≥ is available only for the series/ series. Mode Effect You can switch the mode to the Intelligent Auto Mode, which optimises settings to the recording environment Intelligent Auto you are in.
  • Page 20: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording motion pictures Open the LCD monitor, and set this unit to Motion Picture Recording Mode. (l 15) Press the recording start/stop button   to start recording. Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording. ≥ Recording can also be started/stopped by A Recording button icon touching the recording button icon.
  • Page 21: Recording With The Sub Camera

    Basic Recording with the Sub Camera (Twin Camera) [WX970] series Using the Sub Camera and the Main Camera, you can record two  images simultaneously. (Twin Camera) Use the Sub Camera to enjoy recording yourself, a family member next to you or scenery different from that seen from the Main Camera.
  • Page 22: Motion Picture/Still Picture Playback

    Basic Motion picture/Still picture playback Set this unit to Playback Mode (l 15).  Touch the play mode select icon A (l 17).  ≥ You can also set by touching , selecting [VIDEO SETUP] MENU or [PHOTO SETUP] # [MEDIA, VIDEO/PICTURE]. (l 24) WX970 WX979 VX870 VX878 V770 V777 ...
  • Page 23: Watching Video/Pictures On Your Tv

    ≥ The recording mode icon B is displayed in the thumbnail display when the item is touched. (Red), (Red), (Red), (Red) ≥ The following icons are displayed on thumbnails when [ALL AVCHD] or [1080/50i] is touched: j AVCHD [1080/50p] scene: j AVCHD [PH] scene: j AVCHD [HA] scene: j AVCHD [HG] scene:...
  • Page 24: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display . (l 17) MENU Language selection Touch MENU You can select the language on the screen display and the menu screen. : [SETUP] # [LANGUAGE] # MENU MENU desired language...
  • Page 25: Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi [WX970] series/[VX870] series/[V770] series ® What you can do with the Wi-Fi function This unit offers the following Wi-Fi functions when used in combination with another Wi-Fi compatible device. You can display the image transmitted from a Wireless Sub Camera [TWIN CAMERA] connected via Wi-Fi on this unit’s Sub Window and record it simultaneously with the Main Camera’s image.
  • Page 26: [Remote Ctrl]

    Be sure to pay special attention to the privacy, the likeness rights, etc. of the subject when you use this function. Use at your own risk. Install the “Image App” About the “Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic. For Android apps For iOS apps Android 2.3.3 or later iOS 6.0 or later...
  • Page 27: Preparations Before Using [Remote Ctrl]

    Preparations before using [Remote Ctrl] Check if the smartphone is an Android (NFC-compatible), Android (non-NFC- compatible), or iOS device. ≥ If the smartphone is NFC-compatible, the NFC mark is displayed when you start up “Image App”. Setting up a direct Wi-Fi connection between this unit and a smartphone Image App Using NFC, you can easily set up a direct connection between this unit and the smartphone.
  • Page 28: Using [Remote Ctrl] With A Direct Connection

    Using [Remote Ctrl] with a direct connection Use NFC to set up a direct connection between this unit and the smartphone. ≥ Set the NFC function of the smartphone to on. Start up the smartphone application “Image App”. Touch the smartphone on of this unit.
  • Page 29: Using [Remote Ctrl] With A Wireless Access Point Connection

    Using [Remote Ctrl] with a wireless access point connection Check if the wireless access point you are using is compatible with WPS j If the wireless access point is compatible with WPS: Proceed to the following [Easy Connection (WPS)] j If the wireless access point is not compatible with WPS: “Searching for wireless access points to set up a connection”...
  • Page 30: Searching For Wireless Access Points To Set Up A Connection

    Searching for wireless access points to set up a connection ≥ Confirm Encryption key (Password) of the selected wireless access point if the network authentication is encrypted. Press Wi-Fi button on this unit. Touch [Wi-Fi Setup] and select [Set Wireless Access Point]. Touch the part with no display of a wireless access point.
  • Page 31: If The Wi-Fi Connection Cannot Be Established

    If the Wi-Fi connection cannot be established ≥ Please refer to the operating instruction of the device in use for details about the setting of the wireless access point or smartphone. Problem Check points It cannot connect (General) to the wireless ≥...
  • Page 32: Wireless Twin Camera Function

    Operating Instructions (PDF format). For information on non-smartphone devices that support the Wireless Sub Camera function and the procedures for using them, check the support website below. (As of January 2015) Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in following cases A clicking sound is heard ≥...
  • Page 33 Power Problem Check points This unit cannot be turned ≥ Charge the battery again to ensure it is sufficiently charged. (l 11) ≥ In cold places, the battery using time becomes shorter. This unit does not stay on ≥ The battery has a limited life. If the operating time is still too long enough.
  • Page 34: Specifications

    Others Specifications 4K Video Camera/High Definition Video Camera Information for your safety Recording mode and transfer rate: Power source: [AVCHD] DC 5.0 V (When using AC adaptor) [1080/50p]; DC 3.6 V (When using battery) Maximum 28 Mbps (VBR) [PH]; Maximum 24 Mbps (VBR) Power consumption: [HA];...
  • Page 35 Image sensor: Zoom: WX970 VX870 WX970 WX970M VX870 VX870M series/ series 1/2.3 type (1/2.3z) 1MOS image sensor 20k optical zoom, 25k /40k i.Zoom, Total; 18910 K 60k/1500k digital zoom Effective pixels; WX979 VX878 Motion picture; 8290 K (16:9) 20k optical zoom, 25k /40k i.Zoom, *3, 4...
  • Page 36 AV connector video output level: VX870M 1.0 Vp-p, 75 h, PAL system Approx. 354 g [without battery (supplied)] HDMI micro connector video output level: V770 V777 WX970 VX870 series/ series Approx. 353 g HDMI™ (x.v.Colour™) 2160p/1080p/1080i/ [without battery (supplied) and an SD card 576p (optional)] V770...
  • Page 37: About Copyright

    ≥ “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of U.S. and other countries. Panasonic Corporation and Sony ≥ iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., Corporation. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Page 38 Menu” in the Operating Instructions (PDF format). 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 physically performing source code distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code covered under GPL V2.0 or LGPL V2.1, as well as the respective...
  • Page 39 (ENG) SQT0658...
  • Page 40 Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Importer for Europe: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web site: SQT0658 © Panasonic Corporation 2014 F0115TC0...