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Operating Instructions

Memory Card Portable Recorder
AG-HPG10P
Model No.
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for
future use.
ENGLISH
F0707K0 -M
D
Printed in Japan
VQT1H84

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Memory Card Portable Recorder AG-HPG10P Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH F0707K0 -M Printed in Japan VQT1H84...
  • 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 TO SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Model Number: AG-HPG10 Trade Name: PANASONIC Responsible Party: 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.
  • Page 4: (rechargeable Battery)

    To ensure that our products are used in utmost safety, we once again remind you that we recommend the use of a genuine Panasonic battery pack for any Panasonic product that is to use a battery pack. The genuine Panasonic battery packs are sold under our stringent quality control.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! ... 2 Introduction Recommendation for Use of Genuine Panasonic Battery Pack (Rechargeable Battery) ... 4 Software information for this product ... 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... 5 How to use the unit ... 8 About this manual ... 10 Before use ...
  • Page 7 Saving data Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive ... 50 Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (USB HOST mode) ... 51 Switching to the USB HOST mode ... 51 Usable hard drives ... 51 Types of hard drives and usable functions ...
  • Page 8: How To Use The Unit

    How to use the unit Housed in a compact cabinet which can be battery-powered, this Portable Memory Card Recorder comes with two P2 card slots, a 3.5-inch LCD monitor, USB 2.0, IEEE1394, component signal, composite signal and many other input/output signal connectors, and it can be easily operated to play back the data content which has been shot by a P2 camera recorder.
  • Page 9 Saving data in external devices Saving data onto an external hard drive (page 50) The data content of P2 cards can be saved onto an external hard drive. Also, the data saved on an external hard drive can be reloaded onto a P2 card. (Only in the USB HOST mode) AG-HPG10 (this unit) P2 card...
  • Page 10: About This Manual

    About this manual Note concerning illustrations in these instructions • Illustrations (portable recorder, menu screens, etc.) in these operating instructions differ slightly from the actual portable recorder. References • References are shown as (Page 10).
  • Page 11: Before Use

    Before use Be absolutely sure to check the calendar and time zone, and set them if necessary. • The calendar and time zone affect the management and playback sequence of the data content which has been recorded. Before recording, set and check the calendar and time zone. (Page 21) No compensation can be made for video recordings.
  • Page 12: Name Of The Parts

    Name of the parts Operation area REC button (page 48) POWER button (page 16) PLAY button (page 17) STILL button (page 17) REW button (page 17) THUMBNAIL/MODE button (Page 17) STOP button (page 17) MENU/MODE CHK button (Page 17) 9 COUNTER button (page 49) 10 RESET/TC SET button (page 20) 11 FF button (page 17) 12 USER button (page 25)
  • Page 13: Mechanism Area And Input/output Connector Area

    Mechanism area and input/output connector area POWER COUNTER RESET/ TC SET THUMBNAIL USER /MODE MENU/MODE CHK PAGE / AUDIO MON / VAR LCD monitor (page 16) Power plug (page 16) SD card access LEDs (page 26) P2 card access LEDs (page 22) Card slot cover SD card slots (page 26) P2 card slots (page 22)
  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery Charging Before using the battery, give it a full charge using the AC adapter. It is recommended that you have a spare battery available in case you need it. Place the battery horizontally while aligning it with the mark on the AC adapter, and slide it into position.
  • Page 15: Installing And Removing The Power Supply

    Installing and removing the power supply Installing and removing the battery Insertion Insert the battery until it clicks into place. OUTPUT CH 1 AUDIO CH 2 VIDEO HD/SD-SDI COMPONENT OUT OPEN Connecting and disconnecting the power cable Insertion Connect the DC cord to the AC adapter. Connect the AC power supply cord into the power outlet.
  • Page 16: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Turning the power on and off Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds. • The power lamp lights, and the power is turned on. • When [POWER] has been held down for more than 2 seconds while the power is on, the power lamp will go off, and the power will be turned off.
  • Page 17: Menu Operations

    Menu operations This unit is provided with three kinds of screens: the thumbnail display screen, thumbnail display off screen (1394 input standby mode, playback standby mode) and PC mode screen. When [MENU] is pressed on any of these screens, the menu will be displayed. (No menus are displayed in the USB DEVICE mode or 1394 DEVICE mode.) Operations performed when the function buttons are pressed This is used to move the menu highlighting to the item above;...
  • Page 18: Operation Modes

    Basic operations (continued) Operation modes This unit has the following 3 modes which can be selected by pressing [MODE]. Turn on the power. Thumbnail display screen On this screen, the data content on the P2 cards is displayed as thumbnails to play back or manage the clips.
  • Page 19 PC mode Connect the unit to the external device, and save or manage the clips. Depending on the connection method and application, the USB HOST mode, USB DEVICE mode, 1394 HOST mode and 1394 DEVICE mode are available; perform the mode settings using the setting menu on the thumbnail display off screen.
  • Page 20: Lcd Monitor Settings

    Basic operations (continued) LCD monitor settings Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn the power on. First check that an image is displayed on the LCD monitor, and then adjust the angle of the monitor to the position where it is easiest to see its displays.
  • Page 21: Setting The Calendar

    Setting the calendar The “CLOCK SET” value is recorded on the data content (clips), and it affects the sequence in which the thumbnails are played back. Before recording, be absolutely sure to check the “CLOCK SET” and “TIME ZONE” settings, and set them if necessary. Described below is the procedure for setting the clock to 5:20 PM on May 25, 2007.
  • Page 22: P2 Cards

    P2 cards Inserting P2 cards • When the unit is to be used for the first time, the first step is always to set the internal clock. (Page 23) Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn the power on. Insert the P2 card into the P2 card slot as far as it will go.
  • Page 23: Formatting P2 Cards

    Formatting P2 cards Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn the power on. The thumbnail screen now appears. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “OPERATION” – “FORMAT”, and press [STILL]. • A screen such as the one shown below now appears.
  • Page 24: Ejecting P2 Cards

    P2 cards (continued) Ejecting P2 cards Press [STOP]. When the access LED of the P2 card to be ejected is blinking in orange, press the [STOP] to stop it blinking. Push the card eject button once, and when the button pops out, push it again. Card eject button •...
  • Page 25: P2 Card Recording Durations

    Concerning P2 cards P2 card recording durations Model number Capacity AJ-P2C004HG 4 GB AJ-P2C008HG 8 GB AJ-P2C016RG 16 GB • AJ-P2C002SG (2 GB) cards cannot be used. • The memory needed for management and other purposes is included in the memory figure displayed, so the amount of memory you can use for recording is less than what is displayed.
  • Page 26: Using Sd Memory Cards

    To obtain the latest information which is not provided in these Operating Instructions, access the P2 support page on the web site below. http://panasonic.biz/sav/ • When using the SD memory cards, always remember to close the cover. • Also refer to “Concerning the use of memory cards”...
  • Page 27: Saving User Files On Sd Memory Cards

    Saving USER files on SD memory cards Up to four sets of settings can be saved as four files on the SD memory card, and they can be loaded from the card. Press [MODE] to display the thumbnail display off screen. Select “USER FILE”...
  • Page 28: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail display The video data produced on a P2 card by a single shooting session is referred to as a clip.When the unit’s power is turned on, the clips are displayed as thumbnails on the LCD monitor. (If there are many clips, it will take a few moments for all the clips to be displayed.) Playback formats The formats which can be played back by this...
  • Page 29 Menu configuration of thumbnail display screen THUMBNAIL ALL CLIP SAME FORMAT CLIPS SELECTED CLIPS MARKED CLIPS TEXT MEMO CLIPS SLOT CLIPS SETUP EXIT 1 Display statuses The types of information which are displayed on the screen are displayed as follows. All clips ALL: Clip whose format is the...
  • Page 30 Thumbnail display (continued) Names and functions of thumbnail display screen parts (continued) 3 Time display Depending on what has been set, the time code at the clip recording start point or the user’s bit at the clip recording start point, shooting time, shooting date, shooting date/time or USER CLIP NAME is displayed.
  • Page 31: Changing The Displays On The Thumbnail Display Screen

    Changing the displays on the thumbnail display screen You can customize the thumbnail display screen to better suit your operating needs for more efficient operation. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select the item to be set at the lower level of “THUMBNAIL”...
  • Page 32: Setting The Items To Be Displayed

    Thumbnail display (continued) Setting the items to be displayed You can customize how the thumbnails are to be displayed to better suit your intended application. Switch to the indicator or data setting for the thumbnail display. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU].
  • Page 33: Clip Management

    Clip management Selecting clips When performing operations on the thumbnail display screen, select the clip which will be the target of these operations as follows. Using [FF] or [REW], move the yellow frame (cursor) to the target clip. Press [STILL]. A bluish-green frame now appears at the clip where the cursor is positioned to indicate that the clip has been selected.
  • Page 34: Repairing And Connecting Clips

    Clip management (continued) Repairing and connecting clips Repairing defective clips The defective clip indicator (yellow in order to indicate that there is a problem in the clip such as the power having been suddenly cut off while it was being recorded. You can repair problem clips by proceeding as follows.
  • Page 35: Copying Clips

    Copying clips Clips can be copied onto the P2 cards in either of the P2 card slots. • While clips are being copied, do not turn off the power or eject the card. Otherwise, defective clips will be produced. If defective clips are produced, delete them, and copy the original clips again. •...
  • Page 36: Displaying The Clip Information

    Clip management (continued) Displaying the clip information You can display detailed information about clips on the screen, and check it. Display the thumbnail display screen. Using [FF] or [REW], move the cursor to the target clip. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “PROPERTY”, and press [STILL].
  • Page 37 4) Clip information The following information is displayed. Clip name CLIP NAME: Time code when recording was START TC: started User’s bit when recording was START UB: started Date on which the clip was DATE: recorded Time at which the clip was TIME: recorded Length of the clip...
  • Page 38: Editing The Clip Information

    Clip management (continued) Editing the clip information You can edit the clip information. Display the thumbnail display screen. Using [FF] or [REW], move the cursor to the target clip. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “PROPERTY” – “CLIP PROPERTY”, and press [STILL].
  • Page 39: Inserting Shot Marks Into Clips

    Inserting shot marks into clips You can differentiate one clip from all the other clips by inserting shot marks. Display the thumbnail display screen. Using [FF] or [REW], move the cursor to the target clip. Press [USER] in which the shot mark function was allocated. (page 25) To release a shot mark, repeat the above steps.
  • Page 40 P2 card and other detailed information on the card will be displayed. When [STILL] is pressed again, the detailed information is cleared. The card statuses are displayed as follows. BRAND : Panasonic MODEL NO. : AJ-P2C004HG SERIAL NO. : AEC06H0371 USED ID...
  • Page 41: Displaying The Sd Memory Card Information

    Displaying the SD memory card information You can display the usage statuses of the SD memory cards on the screen, and check them. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “PROPERTY” – “DEVICES” – “SD CARD”, and press [STILL].
  • Page 42: Clip Playback

    Clip playback Playing back clips Display the thumbnail display screen. Using [FF] or [REW], move the yellow frame (cursor) to the target clip. Press [PLAY]. Playback starts from the clip where the cursor is positioned. When this clip has finished playing back, the subsequent clips with the same playback format are played back in turn, and when the last clip has been played back,...
  • Page 43: Variable-speed Searches

    Variable-speed searches You can change the playback speed and search for specific locations. Press [PLAY] during playback. is displayed. Press [PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR], and change the playback speed. or X is displayed. • Each time the button is pressed, the playback speed changes by one setting in the following sequence: 1/5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 12x and 24x.
  • Page 44: Playback From Text Memo Position

    Clip playback (continued) Playback from text memo position Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “THUMBNAIL” – “TEXT MEMO CLIPS”, and press [STILL]. Thumbnails of the clips to which text memos were added now appear at the top of the LCD monitor screen.
  • Page 45: Deleting Text Memos

    Deleting text memos Proceed with steps 1 to 4 in “Playback from text memo positions,” and select the text memos in the clips. Move the cursor to the text memo to be deleted, and press [STILL]. Press [MENU], and then select “OPERATION”...
  • Page 46: Outputting Images To An External Monitor For Playback

    Outputting images to an external monitor for playback You can connect an external monitor to the output connector of the unit, output clips to the external monitor and play them back on the monitor. AUDIO OUT CH1/ CH2 connectors Component signal output connector (D4 AUDIO...
  • Page 47 This is used to set the format of the D connector output and HD/SD-SDI output signals. CMPNT/SDI SEL : (When SYSTEM AUTO Signals are output in the format in which they were recorded. FREQ is set to 59.94 1080i 720p signals are cross-converted to 1080i signals, and output. 480i 480i format signals are output;...
  • Page 48: Recording Data On P2 Cards

    Recording data on P2 cards 1394 input recording You can connect a digital video component equipped with a 1394 connector, and digitally record video signals, audio signals or time codes, etc. on the unit. Unit AG -H PG IEEE1394 input/output connector Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn the power on.
  • Page 49: 2-slot Continuous Recording

    • Before connecting or disconnecting the 1394 cable, you must turn off the power of the component connected to the unit. • When connecting the unit to a component which uses a 6-pin type of 1394 connector, thoroughly check the 1394 cable and shapes of the connectors at its ends before initiating the connection.
  • Page 50: Copying Data From P2 Cards To The Hard Drive

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive You can connect a hard drive equipped with a USB 2.0 or 1394 connector, and copy data from P2 cards onto the hard drive. USB cable (optional Hard drive accessory) 1394 cable (optional accessory) The following conditions must be met when using a USB connection.
  • Page 51: Copying Data From P2 Cards To The Hard Drive (usb Host Mode)

    Usable hard drives The following hard drive can be used. • Panasonic portable hard disk unit for P2 Store (AJ-PCS060G) • Any hard drive which can be connected using USB 2.0 • USB bus power (5 V, 0.5 A) is also supported, but some hard drives cannot be started up using it. If this is the case, supply power from a separate source to the hard drive.
  • Page 52: Types Of Hard Drives And Usable Functions

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (USB HOST mode) (continued) Types of hard drives and usable functions The functions that can be used differ from one hard drive to another. The hard drive type is displayed following [PARTITION:] on the left of the Explorer screen in the unit’s HOST mode. Hard drive type TYPE S P2STORE...
  • Page 53: Formatting The Hard Drive

    Formatting the hard drive Formatting initializes the hard drive to a format which can be used by TYPE S. • Bear in mind that when the hard drive is formatted, all the existing data on that drive will be erased. Switch to the USB HOST mode.
  • Page 54: Exporting Data To A Hard Drive In 1-card Increments

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (USB HOST mode) (continued) Exporting data to a hard drive in 1-card increments If you are using a TYPE S hard drive, you can export all the data on one P2 card at a time to the hard drive (write data from P2 cards onto the hard drive).
  • Page 55: Hard Drive Data Display

    Hard drive data display You can display the hard drive information. Switch to the USB HOST mode. Connect the USB hard drive. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP] and [PLAY]and [STILL], select “HDD” – “EXPLORE”, and press [STILL]. The hard drive information is displayed. With a TYPE S or P2 STORE hard drive With FAT PARTITION...
  • Page 56: Thumbnail Displays Of Clips On The Hard Drive

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (USB HOST mode) (continued) Thumbnail displays of clips on the hard drive You can also display and manage thumbnails of the clips stored on the hard drive just as you can with clips on the P2 cards installed in the unit.
  • Page 57: Importing Data From A Hard Drive To P2 Cards

    Importing data from a hard drive to P2 cards Importing clips one partition at a time from a TYPE S or P2 Store hard drive You can import data (load data from the hard drive to a P2 card) at high speed one partition at a time (one card at a time) onto a P2 card of the same size as the original card.
  • Page 58: Copying Data From P2 Cards To The Hard Drive (1394 Host Mode)

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (1394 HOST mode) Switching to the 1394 HOST mode Turn on the power of the hard drive (which supports 1394. a SBP2) to be connected, connect it to the unit using the IEEE1394 cable, and hold down [POWER] on the unit for at least 2 seconds to turn on its power.
  • Page 59: Copying Data From P2 Cards To The Hard Drive

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive • Use a hard drive with enough memory to accommodate the data to be copied. • Proceed with copying after checking that the unit has a sufficient remaining battery charge. After inserting the copy source P2 card into the unit’s P2 card slot, press [MENU], select “COPY TO HDD”...
  • Page 60: Editing By Means Of External Devices

    Editing by means of external devices Editing the P2 card data (USB DEVICE mode/1394 DEVICE mode) You can connect a personal computer to the unit using a USB cable (for a Windows machine) or a 1394 cable (for a Macintosh machine), and operate the image data on the unit’s P2 card from the computer. USB cable (optional accessory) Personal...
  • Page 61: Editing In The 1394 Device Mode

    USB DEVICE DISCONNECT Editing in the 1394 device mode. Before editing in the 1394 device mode, refer to “The following conditions must be met when using a 1394 connection” on page 52. Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn the power on.
  • Page 62: Screen Displays

    Screen displays Normal displays 1 Time code displays Each time [COUNTER] is pressed, the following data (or no information displayed) is selected in turn. COUNTER: (Only during recording standby or recording) Counter value Time code value: [TC ∗ ] is displayed when the time code value could not be read correctly from the P2 card.
  • Page 63 50M: Recording and playback in the 480i, 576i DVCPRO50 format 25M: Recording and playback in the 480i, 576i DVCPRO25 format Recording and playback in the 480i, 576i DV format 4 System frequency displays 59.94 Hz 50 Hz 5 1394 TC display This appears when ON has been selected as the 1394 IN PRESET item setting on the setting menu RECORDING SETUP screen.
  • Page 64: Warning Displays

    Screen displays (continued) 16 Remaining media memory displays The amount of memory remaining on the card in the slot targeted for recording is displayed when “ONE CARD” is selected as the “P2 CARD REMAIN” item setting on the setting menu “DISPLAY SETUP” screen. The target slot can be switched to another slot using “SLOT SEL”...
  • Page 65 LACK OF REC CAPACITY! There is not enough memory on the card for the clips to be recorded. Insert a card with enough memory on the card for the clips to be recorded. HDD CAPACITY FULL! The hard drive does not have enough free memory.
  • Page 66: Error Displays

    Screen displays (continued) Error displays Errors are displayed when trouble has occurred in the unit, P2 card, etc. If the error persists even after turning the power off and back on, depending on what the error message says, replace the card or contact your dealer.
  • Page 67: Selecting What Is To Be Displayed On The Screen

    Selecting what is to be displayed on the screen The following items appearing on the LCD monitor screen are displayed when [MENU/MODE CHK] is held down or when a setting for the “OTHER DISPLAY” item (page 76) on the setting menu “DISPLAY SETUP” screen has been selected.
  • Page 68: List Of Recording/playback And Output Formats

    List of recording/playback and output formats For system format 60 Hz regions Format Recording status setting Recording/ 1394 recording/ playback FORAMT playback format audio channels 1080i/ DVCPRO HD1080i/59.94i DVCPRO 720P/ HD720P/ 59.94P 60P recording 720P/ 4ch ∗ disabled/ 30PN playback only ∗ 60P recording 720P/ 4ch ∗...
  • Page 69 [For 50 Hz system format regions] Format Recording status setting Recording/ 1394 recording/ playback FORAMT playback format audio channels 1080i/ DVCPRO HD1080i/50i 720P/ DVCPRO HD720P/50P 50P recording 720P/ 4ch ∗ disabled/ 25PN playback only ∗ DVCPRO50/ 576i/ DVCPRO/ or 2 DV576i/50i channels ∗...
  • Page 70: Basic Operations On The Setting Menus

    Basic operations on the setting menus Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn the power on. Press [MODE] to switch to the thumbnail display off screen. 106 mn HD720P Press [MENU] to display the menu. Example: MAIN MENU RECORDING SETUP SW MODE 3 .
  • Page 71: Setting Menu Configuration

    Setting menu configuration MAIN MENU RECORDING SETUP (Pages 72 - 73) SW MODE (Page 74) PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS (Page 75) AV OUT SETUP (Page 75) DISPLAY SETUP (Pages 76 - 77) CARD FUNCTIONS (Page 77) OTHER FUNCTIONS (Pages 78 - 79) OPTION MENU (Page 80) SYS FORMAT...
  • Page 72: List Of Setting Menus

    List of setting menus RECORDING SETUP screen When the settings are changed using the “SYSTEM FREQ” item (page 79) on the “OTHER FUNCTIONS” screen, whatever has been set on the “RECORDING SETUP” screen will be changed to the initial setting. Item This is used to set the 1394 input recording format and playback format.
  • Page 73 RECORDING SETUP screen (continued) Item This is used to set what is to be recorded as the user’s bit. UB MODE USER: The user information is recorded. TIME: The time of the recording is recorded. DATE: The date/time of the recording are recorded. TCG: The value generated by the time code generator is recorded.
  • Page 74: Sw Mode Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) SW MODE screen Item This is used to set which function is to be assigned to the USER1 button. USER1 SYS FORMAT: SD MODE : SHOT MARK : TEXT MEMO : LCD BL : V OUT OSD : AUDIO OUT : SLOT SEL : LCD RVS :...
  • Page 75: Playback Functions Screen

    PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen Item This is used to set repeat playback.(Page 43) REPEAT PLAY OFF: This is used to set the audio signals to be output from the AUDIO OUT connectors AUDIO OUT (pin jacks) during playback. CH1 · CH2: CH1 connector = CH1 signal, CH2 connector = CH2 signal, CH1: CH1 connector = CH1 signal, CH2 connector = CH1 signal,...
  • Page 76: Display Setup Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) DISPLAY SETUP screen Item When ON is selected as this item’s setting, the information displayed on the LCD VIDEO OUT OSD monitor is output as a video output signal together with the video signals. (Component output signals, VIDEO output signals, SDI output signals) ON, OFF This is used to select the setting for displaying the date and time on the LCD monitor...
  • Page 77: Card Functions Screen

    DISPLAY SETUP screen (continued) Item This is used to select the aspect ratio for the LCD monitor. LCD ASPECT AUTO: The aspect ratio is automatically selected based on the recording mode, playback mode and other information. 4:3: The aspect ratio is fixed at 4:3. Note When images are displayed with the 16:9 aspect ratio, black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Page 78: Other Functions Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) OTHER FUNCTIONS screen Item This is used to select the connectors and mode to be used for data transfer. (The USB PC MODE and 1394 connectors cannot be used at the same time.) USB DEVICE: USB HOST: 1394 DEVICE: 1394 HOST:...
  • Page 79 OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Item This is used to select the power-saving mode which is to be established when none of POWER SAVE the function keys or buttons have been operated for 5 or so minutes. The unit’s power is turned off. OFF: The unit remains in the stop mode without turning off its power.
  • Page 80: Option Menu Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) OPTION MENU screen This screen appears when [MENU] are pressed while [STOP] is held down on the thumbnail display off screen. Item The 1394 status display sub-screen is displayed. 1394 STATUS FORMAT: RATE: 60/50: SPEED: STATUS: VIDEO: AUDIO:...
  • Page 81: Troubleshooting (q&a)

    Troubleshooting (Q&A) Power-related Q&A • Has the battery or AC adapter been connected properly? Check the No power. connections. • In order to preserve the battery charge and prevent tape wear, the The power suddenly goes power will be automatically turned off when more than 5 minutes off without warning.
  • Page 82 Troubleshooting (Q&A) (continued) Recording Recording does not start. The P2 card has been inserted properly, but recording is not possible. Editing Data cannot be read on the SD memory card. Non-linear editing is not possible. • Is the unit’s power on? •...
  • Page 83 Playback • This phenomenon is characteristic of digital equipment. It is not a Mosaic-like noise appears sign of trouble. during rapid forward or rapid reverse playback. • Is the input selector on the TV set at the “video input” position? No playback pictures Carefully read the instructions accompanying the TV set, and select appear even though the TV...
  • Page 84: Operating Precautions

    Operating precautions When using the unit in rainy or snowy weather, at the beach or other locations, take care to protect it from precipitation and sea water. • Otherwise, trouble may occur in the unit and its cards. (It may not be possible to restore the original functions.) Keep the unit away from appliances (such as TV sets and TV game machines) which...
  • Page 85 Characteristics of the battery A rechargeable lithium-ion battery is used in this unit. Electrical energy is generated by the chemical reactions taking place inside it. These reactions are susceptible to the effects of the ambient temperature and humidity, and the higher or the lower the temperature, the quicker the battery charge will be used up.
  • Page 86: Updating The Drivers Installed In The Unit

    Updating the drivers installed in the unit For the latest information concerning drivers, access the P2 support page on the web site given below. http://panasonic.biz/sav/ When updating a driver, check the unit’s version by selecting thumbnail menu “OPERATION” – “SERVICE”...
  • Page 87: Storage Precautions

    Storage precautions Before storing the unit, remove its battery. Select a location with minimal moisture and a relatively constant temperature to store the unit. [Recommended temperature: 15 to 25°C] [Recommended relative humidity: 40 to 60%] Unit • Wrap the unit in a soft cloth to protect it from dust and dirt.
  • Page 88: Handling The Data Recorded On P2 Cards

    “P2 viewer” dedicated software from the following web site and use it for this purpose. (Operating systems supported: Windows XP, Windows 2000) (Japanese) https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/cs/csregistp2m/p2indexj.html (English) https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/cs/csregistp2m/p2indexe.html When transferring data to a personal computer using a regular IT tool such as Microsoft Windows Explorer or Apple Finder, proceed as follows.
  • Page 89: Concerning The Use Of Memory Cards

    It is recommended that the SD and SDHC memory cards or the miniSD and miniSDHC cards made by Panasonic be used. For the latest information on the unit and the memory cards which can be used by the unit, access the P2 support page on the web site below.
  • Page 90: Specifications

    Specifications [GENERAL] Supply voltage Power consumption indicates safety information. Operating ambient temperature 0 °C to 40 °C Operating ambient humidity 10 to 80% (no condensation) Storage humidity Less than 80% Weight 1.1 kg (main unit), 1.45 kg (including supplied battery (5400 mAh)) Dimensions (W x H x D) 104.0 mm x 84.0 mm x 227.0 mm (excluding feet)
  • Page 91 [AUDIO] Audio recording formats 48 kHz, 16 bits, 4 channels (DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50) 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels or 4 channels (DVCPRO/DV) Sampling frequency 48 kHz (synchronized with video) Quantizing 16 bit Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz Audio outputs LINE output Pin jacks x 2 (CH1, CH2)
  • Page 92 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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