Panasonic HDC-HS200 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions High Definition Video Camera HDC-TM200 Model No. HDC-HS200 Before use, please read these instructions completely. VQT1Y59...

  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety


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    -If you see this symbol- Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.

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    ∫ Licenses ≥ SDHC Logo is a trademark. ≥ “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” Logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. ≥ Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. ≥ HDMI, the HDMI Logo and the High-Definition...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Before using [1] Handling of Built-in Memory and HDD (Hard disk drive) ... 9 Handling of built-in memory [HDC-TM200] ... 9 Handling of HDD [HDC-HS200]... 10 [2] Parts identification and handling ... 11 [HDC-TM200] ... 11 [HDC-HS200]... 14 Setup [1] Power supply ... 17 Charging the battery ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Playback Playback [1] Motion picture playback ... 75 Creating still picture from motion picture... 78 Highlight&Time frame index... 78 Playing back motion pictures by date... 79 Intelligent scene selection ... 79 Highlight playback ... 80 Repeat playback... 81 Resuming the previous playback... 81 [2] Still picture playback...

  • Page 7: Accessories

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Battery pack VW-VBG130 AC adaptor VSK0698 AC cable K2CJ2DA00008 DC cable K2GJYDC00004 Remote control (Battery built-in) N2QAEC000024 AV cable K2KYYYY00054 Component cable K1HY10YY0005 USB cable K1HY04YY0032 Stylus pen VFC4394 CD-ROM Optional accessories Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries.

  • Page 8: Features

    Features ∫ Very clear high definition pictures This unit can record detailed high definition images. High definition images (1920k1080) A Number of available scan lines 1080 * If the recording mode is HA/HG/HX. What is the AVCHD? This is a format for recording and playing back highly detailed high definition images. Images are recorded based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for compressing images and audio is recorded with the Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.

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    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. Likewise, the above also applies in a case where any type of repair is made to the unit (including any other non-built-in memory/HDD related component).

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    Handling of HDD [HDC-HS200] ∫ Do not expose the HDD to vibrations and shocks. Due to the environment and handling conditions, the HDD may be subject to partial damages or may not be able to read, record, and play back data.

  • Page 11: Parts Identification And Handling, Hdc-tm200]

    PRE-REC button [PRE-REC] (l 47) Battery holder (l 18) DC input terminal [DC IN] (l 21) ≥ Always use the supplied AC adaptor or a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (VW-AD21GN-K; optional). USB terminal [ 10 Sub recording start/stop button (l 39) ≥...

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    11 Zoom buttons (l 55) ≥ These buttons function in the same manner as the zoom lever. Changing the thumbnail display and adjusting the volume can be operated. 12 Menu button [MENU] (l 27) 13 Delete button [ ] (l 85) 14 SD card open lever [OPEN] (l 23) 15 Audio-video output terminal [A/V] (l 95, 110)

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    27 Recording start/stop button (l 44) 28 Status indicator (l 24) 29 Mode dial (l 24) 30 Photoshot button [ ] (l 48) 31 Zoom lever [W/T] (In recording mode) (l 55) Thumbnail display switch/Volume lever /VOLr] (In playback mode) (l 76) 32 Speaker 33 Internal microphones (5.1 channel support)

  • Page 14: Hdc-hs200]

    PRE-REC button [PRE-REC] (l 47) Battery holder (l 18) DC input terminal [DC IN] (l 21) ≥ Always use the supplied AC adaptor or a genuine Panasonic AC adaptor (VW-AD21GN-K; optional). 10 USB terminal [ 11 Sub recording start/stop button (l 39) ≥...

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    15 SD card open lever [OPEN] (l 23) 16 Audio-video output terminal [A/V] (l 95, 110) ≥ Use the AV cable (only the supplied cable). 17 Component terminal [COMPONENT] (l 95) 18 HDMI mini connector [HDMI] (l 95, 100) 19 Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 23) 20 Card slot (l 23) 21 SD card cover (l 23) 22 Built-in flash (l 60)

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    28 Recording start/stop button (l 44) 29 Status indicator (l 24) 30 Mode dial (l 24) 31 HDD access lamp [ACCESS HDD] (l 10) 32 Photoshot button [ ] (l 48) 33 Zoom lever [W/T] (In recording mode) (l 55) Thumbnail display switch/Volume lever /VOLr] (In playback mode) (l 76) 34 Internal microphones (5.1 channel...

  • Page 17: Power Supply, Charging The Battery

    Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used. Charging the battery When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged.

  • Page 18: Inserting/removing The Battery

    ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 7, 19). ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. ≥ Do not heat or expose to flame. ≥ Do not leave the battery(ies) in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors and windows closed.

  • Page 19: Charging And Recording Time

    HDC-TM200 Maximum continuously recordable time 2 h 35 min 1 h 45 min 4 h 40 min 3 h 25 min 9 h 25 min 8 h 30 min HDC-HS200 Recording Recording destination mode HA/HG/HX/ HA/HG/HX/ HA/HG/HX HA/HG/HX/ HA/HG/HX...

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

  • Page 21: Connecting To The Ac Outlet

    Connecting to the AC outlet The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always “live” as long as the AC adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet. Important: While the DC cable is connected to the AC adaptor, the battery will not charge. ≥...

  • Page 22: Preparation Of Sd Cards, Cards That You Can Use With This Unit

    (This website is in English only.) VQT1Y59 Preparation of SD cards Motion picture recording The following models of Panasonic SD cards can be used. Cannot be used. Cannot be guaranteed in operation. The recording may suddenly stop during motion picture recording depending on the SD card you use.

  • Page 23: 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 94) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted.

  • Page 24: Selecting A Mode

    Playback mode (l 75, 82) VQT1Y59 Selecting a mode (Turning the unit on/off) HDC-HS200 ≥ Rotate the mode dial while at the same time pressing in the lock release button if changing from OFF to another mode. ≥ Align with the status indicator B.

  • Page 25: Turning The Power On And Off With The Lcd Monitor

    ∫ To turn off the power HDC-TM200 A The status indicator goes off. Change the mode to OFF when this unit is not being used. , power is turned on when the LCD monitor is opened, and power HDC-HS200 HDC-HS200 VQT1Y59...

  • Page 26: How To Use The Touch Screen

    Preparation Setup You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger. It is easier to use the stylus pen (supplied) for detailed operation or if it is hard to operate with your fingers. ∫ Touch Touch and release the touch screen to select icon or picture.

  • Page 27: Using The Menu Screen

    Preparation Setup A It is recommended to hold the LCD monitor with your thumb and index finger when pressing the buttons on the LCD monitor. Press the MENU button. MENU Touch the top menu A. Touch the submenu B. ≥ Next (previous) page can be displayed by touching ≥...

  • Page 28: Language Selection, Menu List

    Language selection You can select the language on the screen display and the menu screen. Press the MENU button, then touch [SETUP] > [LANGUAGE]. Touch [English]. Menu list Part of the menu will not be used depending on the used functions. (l 131) Motion picture recording mode *1 It is not displayed when the Intelligent auto mode is on.

  • Page 29: Media Select

    PICTURE [PICTURE SIZE] [QUALITY] [HI-SPEED BURST] [SELF TIMER] [FLASH] [FLASH LEVEL] [RED EYE] [SHTR SOUND] MEDIA SELECT Media to record can be set to [Built-in Memory] or [SD CARD]. Media to record can be set to [HDD] or [SD CARD]. SETUP (l 50) [DISPLAY]...

  • Page 30: Record Setup

    [ALERT SOUND] Touch screen operation, start and stop of recording and power on/off can be confirmed with this sound. 2 Beeps for 4 times When an error occurs. Check the sentence displayed on the screen. (l 129) [POWER LCD] [LCD AI] [LCD SET] [COMPONENT OUT] [HDMI RESOLUTION]...

  • Page 31: Playback Mode, Motion Picture Playback, Video Setup, Still Picture Playback

    Playback mode *1 When the disc playback is selected while a DVD burner (optional) is connected, or when [INTEL. SCENE] (l 79) is selected, this does not appear. *2 Only when the disc playback is selected while a DVD burner (optional) is connected, this appears. *3 These menus are only for *4 These menus are only for *5 This appears only when the [VIDEO/SD CARD] or [PICTURE/SD CARD] is selected.

  • Page 32: Setting Date And Time

    Preparation Setup When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will appear. Select [YES] and perform steps 2 to 3 below to set the date and time. ¬ Change the mode to Select the menu.

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  • Page 34: World Time Setting (displaying The Time Of The Travel Destination)

    World time setting (Displaying the time of the travel destination) It is possible to display and record the time at the travel destination by selecting your home region and the travel destination. Select the menu. (l 27) [SETUP] # [SET WORLD TIME] # [YES] ≥...

  • Page 35: Adjusting Lcd Monitor, Lcd Monitor Adjustment

    Preparation Setup ≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded. LCD monitor adjustment ∫ POWER LCD This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors. Select the menu. (l 27) [SETUP] # [POWER LCD] # desired setting Makes even brighter Makes brighter...

  • Page 36: Touch Screen Calibration, Changing The Picture Quality On The Lcd Monitor, Recording Yourself

    Touch screen calibration Perform the touch screen calibration if a different object to the one touched is selected. Select the menu. (l 27) [SETUP] # [CALIBRATION] # [YES] ≥ Touch [ENTER]. Touch [r] with the supplied stylus pen and enter in calibration.

  • Page 37: Using With The Remote Control

    Preparation Setup Select the menu. (l 27) [SETUP] # [REMOTE CONTROL] # [ON] ≥ This function’s default setting is [ON]. ≥ [REMOTE CONTROL] can be set to [OFF] so the remote control will not be mistakenly used when not in use. START/ STOP /VOL...

  • Page 38: Operation Of Direction Buttons Ok Button

    Warning Keep the Button-Type battery out of the reach of children. Never put Button-Type battery in mouth. If swallowed call your doctor. ∫ Remote control usable range A Remote control sensor Distance: Within approx. 5 m Angle: Approx. 10o up and 15o down, left, and right ≥...

  • Page 39: Before Recording

    Recording Recording (Basic) ∫ Basic camera positioning ≥ When you are outdoors, record pictures with the sunlight behind you. If the subject is backlit, it will become dark in the recording. ≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another person or object.

  • Page 40: Intelligent Auto Mode

    Intelligent auto mode The following modes appropriate for the condition are set just by pointing the unit to what you want to record. ≥ When this unit is purchased, the Intelligent auto mode is set to on. Mode Portrait When the object is a person Faces are detected and focused...

  • Page 41: Automatic White Balance

    ≥ Modes are selected automatically by the unit, so it may not choose desired mode depending on the recording conditions. ≥ Brightness may change suddenly or flicker when set to on. ≥ In the portrait mode, one that is bigger and close to centre of the screen will be surrounded by an orange frame.

  • Page 42: Quick Start

    [SETUP] # [QUICK START] # [ON] Close the LCD monitor while the mode is set to HDC-TM200 HDC-HS200 The status indicator A flashes green and the unit goes into quick start standby mode. ≥ The lens cover does not close.

  • Page 43: Quick Power On

    Open the LCD monitor. HDC-TM200 HDC-HS200 The status indicator A lights red and the unit is put into recording pause. ≥ Quick start standby mode is cancelled if jabout 5 minutes elapsed jmode is set to junit is turned off ≥...

  • Page 44: Recording Motion Pictures

    Change the mode to Open the LCD monitor. VQT1Y59 Recording motion pictures HDC-HS200 ≥ Rotate the mode dial while at the same time pressing in the lock release button A if changing from OFF to another mode. ≥ Align with the status indicator B.

  • Page 45: Recording Mode

    Press the recording start/stop button to start recording. ≥ While recording is in progress, the recording will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed. About the compatibility of the recorded motion pictures ≥ They are not compatible with devices other than those that support AVCHD. Images cannot be played with equipment that does not support AVCHD (ordinary DVD recorders).

  • Page 46: Recording Modes/approximate Recordable Time

    Recording modes/approximate recordable time Switch the picture quality of the motion pictures to be recorded. Select the menu. (l 27) [RECORD SETUP] # [REC MODE] # desired setting 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB SD card 8 GB 12 GB 16 GB 32 GB...

  • Page 47: Pre-rec, Shooting Guide

    PRE-REC This prevents you missing a shot. This allows recording of the pictures and sound to start approximately 3 seconds before the recording start/stop button is pressed. Press the PRE-REC button. PRE-REC PRE-REC appears on the screen. ≥ Aim this unit at the subject and position it securely.

  • Page 48: Recording Still Pictures

    ≥ You cannot set the recording media for motion pictures and still pictures separately. VQT1Y59 Recording still pictures HDC-HS200 ≥ Rotate the mode dial while at the same time pressing in the lock release button A if changing from OFF to another mode.

  • Page 49: Still Picture Recording

    Focus indication: A Focus indication ± (The white lamp flashes.): Focusing ¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus No mark: When focusing is unsuccessful. B Focus area (area inside brackets) Press the button fully. ≥ The sound cannot be recorded while recording still pictures.

  • Page 50: Aspect Ratio/picture Size, Picture Quality

    Aspect ratio/picture size This allows you to select the aspect ratio of the pictures to suit printing or the playback method. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the clarity of the picture when printing. (When setting aspect ratio) Select the menu.

  • Page 51: Recording Still Pictures In Motion Picture Recording Mode

    Recording still pictures in motion picture recording mode You can record still pictures even in motion picture recording mode. ¬ Change the mode to While pausing the recording, press the button halfway. (For auto focus only) A Focus indication B Focus area (area inside brackets) Focus indication and focus area appear and the unit focuses on the subject automatically.

  • Page 52: Number Of Recordable Pictures

    Number of recordable pictures (In still picture recording mode) Aspect ratio Picture size 3520k2640 Picture quality 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB SD card 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB 1490 12 GB...

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    Aspect ratio Picture size Picture quality 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB SD card 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB 12 GB 16 GB 32 GB 16 GB Built-in memory 80 GB Aspect ratio...

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    (In motion picture recording mode) Aspect ratio Picture size 3840k2160 Picture quality 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB SD card 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB 1250 8 GB 1670 12 GB 2520 16 GB...

  • Page 55: Zoom In/out Function, Digital Zoom Function, Extra Optical Zoom

    Recording Recording (Basic) The maximum optical zoom ratio is 12k. ¬ Change the mode to / VOL     Zoom lever/Zoom buttons T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) ≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved.

  • Page 56: Optical Image Stabilizer Function

    Recording Recording (Basic) Optical image stabilizer can stabilize the image without decreasing the image quality as much. ¬ Change the mode to ≥ This function’s default setting is on. ≥ Set the intelligent auto mode to off before turning the optical image stabilizer function to off. ≥...

  • Page 57: Af Tracking

    Recording Recording (Basic) It is possible to set the focus and exposure to the subject specified on the touch screen. The focus and exposure will keep following the subject automatically even if it moves. (Dynamic tracking) ¬ Change the mode to Touch A Target frame will be displayed on the screen.

  • Page 58: Recording Functions Of Operation Icons, Operation Icons

    Recording Recording (Advanced) Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded. ¬ Change the mode to Touch to display the operation icons on the screen. ≥ Touch 1 at the bottom right of the screen to change the page and touch not-display the operation icon.

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    *1 It is not displayed in still picture recording mode. *2 It is not displayed when the intelligent auto mode is on. *3 It is not displayed in motion picture recording mode. ≥ If you turn off the power or change the mode to timer and tele macro functions are cancelled.

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    Function Self-timer Built-in flash Red eye reduction VQT1Y59 Effect This is for recording still pictures using the timer. Each time the icon is selected, the indication changes by one setting in the following order: Ø10 # Ø2 # setting cancelled Records after 10 seconds Ø10: Records after 2 seconds...

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    Intelligent contrast control: ≥ If there are extremely dark or bright parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear. Intelligent exposure: ≥ If there are extremely dark parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear.

  • Page 62: Recording Functions Of Menus

    Recording Recording (Advanced) Function Scene mode VQT1Y59 Recording functions of menus Effect/Setting method When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures. ≥ Change the mode to Select the menu. (l 27) [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting 5Sports: To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and pause of playback...

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    Function Guide line Digital cinema Effect/Setting method You can check if the image is level while recording or playing back motion pictures and still pictures. The function can also be used to estimate the balance of the composition. ≥ Change the mode to ≥...

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    Function Relay recording Anti-Ground- Shooting (AGS) Auto slow shutter VQT1Y59 Effect/Setting method It is possible to continuously record motion picture to an SD card when there is no space available in the built-in memory. ≥ Change the mode to Select the menu. (l 27) [RECORD SETUP] # [RELAY REC] # [ON] is displayed on the screen.

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    Function Automatic face framing [OFF]: Not display [PRIMARY]: Only the prioritized face framing is displayed. [ALL]: All face detection framings are displayed. Digital cinema colour Effect/Setting method In the intelligent auto mode, detected faces appear with frames. ≥ Change the mode to Select the menu.

  • Page 66: Wind Noise Reduction, Microphone Setup

    Function Wind noise reduction Microphone setup [SURROUND]: Sound is recorded with 5.1 ch surround microphone. [ZOOM MIC]: Directivity of the microphone is interlocked with the zoom operation. Sounds near the front of the unit are recorded more clearly if you zoom in (close-up) and surrounding sounds are recorded more realistically if you zoom out...

  • Page 67: Microphone Level

    Function Microphone level [AUTO]: AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically. [SETr ]/[SET]: The desired recording level can be set. AGC: Auto Gain Control Effect/Setting method When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones can be adjusted. ≥...

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    Function Hi-speed burst shooting [25 Frames/sec]: 72 still pictures are recorded continuously at the rate of 25 per second. The picture size is (1920k1080). [50 Frames/sec]: 180 still pictures are recorded continuously at the rate of 50 per second. The picture size is (1280k720).

  • Page 69: Af Assist Lamp, Shutter Sound

    Function AF assist lamp Shutter sound Scene mode: 5Sports ≥ During normal playback, the image movement may not look smooth. ≥ Colour and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting. ≥ If the brightness is insufficient, the sports mode does not function. The flashes.

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    Relay recording: ≥ It does not allow the relay recording of still pictures. However, even still pictures are recorded to the SD card after relay recording. is displayed on the thumbnail display during ≥ the playback of the scene that was relay recorded on the built-in memory.

  • Page 71: Manual Recording

    Recording Recording (Advanced) Touch the operation icon to adjust white balance, shutter speed, iris and manual focus. ¬ Change the mode to Press the MANUAL button. appears on the screen. ≥ Perform the setting by touching the desired item to be set. SHTR IRIS Manual recording...

  • Page 72: White Balance

    White balance The automatic white balance function may not reproduce natural colours depending on the scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the white balance manually. The unit can record pictures in a natural hue if it can recognise the reference colour white. ≥...

  • Page 73: Manual Shutter Speed Iris Adjustment

    Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment Shutter Speed: Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects. Iris: Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark. ≥ Press the MANUAL button. (l 71) Touch [SHTR] or [IRIS]. Touch to adjust settings. 1/100 1/100 SHTR IRIS...

  • Page 74: Manual Focus Adjustment, Picture Adjustment

    Manual focus adjustment If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use manual focus. ≥ Press the MANUAL button. (l 71) (When MF assist function is used) Select the menu. (l 27) [RECORD SETUP] # [MF ASSIST] # [ON] ≥...

  • Page 75: Motion Picture Playback

    Touch [VIDEO/Built-in Memory] to play back the built-in memory. Touch [VIDEO/HDD] to play back the HDD. Motion picture playback HDC-HS200 ≥ Rotate the mode dial while at the same time pressing in the lock release button A if changing from OFF to another mode.

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    Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon. 0h00m00s 0h00m00s 0h00m00s 1/;: Playback/Pause Rewind playback Fast forward playback Stops the playback and shows the ∫: thumbnails. Displays the direct playback bar (l 77) ≥ Operation icon disappears if no playback operation is performed for about 3 seconds.

  • Page 77: Motion Picture Compatibility

    ∫ Frame-by-frame playback The motion picture is advanced one frame at a time. Pause the playback. ≥ When the operation icon disappears, touch the screen to display the icon again. Touch (Touch to advance the frames one at a time in the reverse direction.) ≥...

  • Page 78: Creating Still Picture From Motion Picture, Highlight&time Frame Index

    Creating still picture from motion picture A single frame from the recorded motion picture can be saved as a still picture. Picture size of the still picture to be recorded is (1920k1080). Pause at the scene you want to save as a still picture during playback.

  • Page 79: Playing Back Motion Pictures By Date, Intelligent Scene Selection

    Playing back motion pictures by date Scenes recorded on the same day can be played back in succession. Touch the date select icon. A Date select icon Touch the playback date. The scenes recorded on the date selected are displayed as thumbnails. Touch the scene to be played back.

  • Page 80: Highlight Playback

    Highlight playback Part that was recognised as clearly recorded is extracted from a long recording, and it can be played back in short time with music added. Touch Touch [HIGHLIGHT]. Touch desired item. [SCENE SETUP]: Select the scene or date to be played back. [PLAYBACK TIME]: Select the time to play back.

  • Page 81: Repeat Playback, Resuming The Previous Playback

    ∫ Playback time setting 1) Touch the playback time to set. ≥ The playback time of [AUTO] is a maximum of approx. 5 minutes. ≥ Playback time may become shorter than the setting, or it may not even play back if the part recognised as clearly recorded is short.

  • Page 82: Still Picture Playback

    Touch [PICTURE/HDD] to play back the HDD. VQT1Y59 Still picture playback HDC-HS200 ≥ Rotate the mode dial while at the same time pressing in the lock release button A if changing from OFF to another mode. ≥ Align with the status indicator B.

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    Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon. 1/;: Slide show (playback of the still pictures in numerical order) start/pause. Plays back the previous picture. Plays back the next picture. Stops the playback and shows the ∫: thumbnails. ≥ Operation icon disappears if no playback operation is performed for about 3 seconds.

  • Page 84: Playing Back Still Pictures By Date

    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 of still pictures supported by this unit is JPEG. (Not all JPEG formatted files will be played back.) ≥...

  • Page 85: Deleting Scenes/still Pictures

    Playback Editing Deleted scenes/still pictures cannot be restored, so perform appropriate confirmation of the contents before proceeding with deletion. ¬ Change the mode to 0h00m00s 0h00m00s ∫ Deleting multiple scenes/still pictures from the thumbnail display Press the button while the thumbnail view screen is displayed.

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    (Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2) To continue deleting other scenes Repeat steps 3-4. When you stop deleting halfway Touch [CANCEL] or press the MENU button while deleting. ≥ The scenes or still pictures that have already been deleted when the deletion is cancelled cannot be restored.

  • Page 87: Dividing A Scene To Delete

    Playback Editing To delete an unnecessary portion of a scene, first divide the scene and then delete the unnecessary portion. ¬ Change the mode to Touch the play mode select icon to select desired media to divide a scene. l 75 Select the menu.

  • Page 88: Protecting Scenes/still Pictures

    Playback Editing Scenes/still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake. (Even if you protect some scenes/still pictures, formatting the media will delete them.) ¬ Change the mode to Select the menu. (l 27) [VIDEO SETUP] or [PHOTO SETUP] # [SCENE PROTECT] # [YES] Touch the scene/still picture to be protected.

  • Page 89: Dpof Setting

    Playback Editing You can write the data selecting still pictures to be printed and the number of prints (DPOF data) onto the SD card. ¬ Change the mode to SD CARD]. (l 82) ∫ What is DPOF? DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a format which allows the user of a digital camera to define which captured images on the SD card are to be printed, together with information on the...

  • Page 90: Copying Between Sd Card And Built-in Memory/hdd, Confirming Remaining Capacity On The Copy Destination

    Playback Editing Motion pictures or still pictures recorded with this unit can be copied between an SD card inserted in this unit and a built-in memory/HDD. Confirming remaining capacity on the copy destination ≥ If the remaining capacity on a single SD card is not enough, you can copy to multiple SD cards following the instruction on the screen.

  • Page 91: Copying

    Copying ≥ If there is not much remaining capacity in the SD card, a confirmation message asking to copy after deleting all data on the SD card is displayed. Be aware that deleted data cannot be restored. Change the mode to ≥...

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    (Only when [SELECT DATE] is selected in step 4) Touch the date to be copied. ≥ When touched, the date is selected and surrounded by red. Touch the date again to cancel the operation. ≥ Up to 99 dates can be set in succession. (Only when [SELECT SCENES]/[SELECT DATE] is selected in step 4) Touch [Enter]/[ENTER].

  • Page 93: Relay Scene Combining Hdc-tm200]

    Playback Editing You can combine the relayed scene (l 64) in the built-in memory and the continued scene in the SD card to be one into the SD card. Relay recorded scene A Built-in memory B SD card C Range of relay recording ≥...

  • Page 94: Formatting

    Playback Editing Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, DVD disc etc. (l 103, 114) ¬ Change the mode to (l 44, 48, 75) Select the menu.

  • Page 95: Watching Video/pictures On Your Tv

    2 HDMI terminal 3 Component terminal 4 Video terminal ≥ Use the supplied component cable and AV cable. Use of the following Panasonic HDMI mini cables is recommended to connect the unit to the HDMI terminal. Connect this unit to a TV.

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    ≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go. ≥ Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30; optional). ≥ Do not use any other component cables except the supplied one.

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    TV for details.) Refer to the following support site for information about the Panasonic TVs that you can directly insert an SD card into the SD card slot on the TV and then play it back.

  • Page 98: Connecting With A Hdmi Mini Cable

    TV and then play back the recorded high definition images, you can enjoy them in high resolution with high quality sound. If you connect this unit to a Panasonic TV compatible with VIERA Link, linked operations (VIERA Link) are possible. (l 100) Select the desired method of HDMI output.

  • Page 99: Listening In 5.1 Channel Sound, Connecting With The Component Cable

    Please read the AV amplifier and TV operating instructions for how to connect this unit to the AV amplifier and TV. ≥ If you connect this unit to a Panasonic AV amplifier and Panasonic TV that are compatible with VIERA Link, linked operations (VIERA Link) become possible. (l 100) ≥...

  • Page 100

    With a TV What is the VIERA Link? ≥ This function allows you to use your remote control for the Panasonic TV for easy operations when this unit has been connected to a VIERA Link compatible device using a HDMI mini cable (optional) for automatic linked operations.

  • Page 101

    Operate with the remote control for the TV. 1) Press the button up, down, left or right to select a scene or still picture to be played back, and then press the button in the centre to set it. 2) Activate the operation icons that are displayed on TV screen with the remote control for the TV. A Operation icons B Display operation icons C Cancel operation icons...

  • Page 102

    VIERA Link, read the operating instructions for the devices. ≥ Available linked operations between this unit and a Panasonic TV is different depending on the types of Panasonic TVs even if they are compatible with VIERA Link. Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for the operations that support on the TV.

  • Page 103: Connecting A Dvd Burner To Copy To/play Back A Disc, Preparing For Copying/playing Back

    VW-BN1). The copied DVD disc can also be played back. ≥ Please read the operating instructions of the DVD burner for how to use it. Preparing for copying/playing back We recommend using Panasonic DVD burner VW-BN1. ∫ About discs that can be used for copying Disc type*...

  • Page 104

    Connect the AC adaptor (supplied with VW-BN1) to the DVD burner. ≥ You cannot supply power to the DVD burner from this unit. Connect this unit to the AC adaptor and change the mode to Connect this unit to the DVD burner with the Mini AB USB Connection Cable (supplied with VW-BN1).

  • Page 105: Copying To Discs

    Copying to discs ≥ You cannot copy from multiple SD cards to 1 disc. (You can additionally copy only to a DVD-RAM.) ≥ Motion pictures and still pictures cannot both be copied to a single disc. ≥ Confirm that auto protection is [ON] before copying data. (l 109) When copying a scene in the built-in memory to the disc that includes a scene that was ≥...

  • Page 106

    (Only when [VIDEO]/[PICTURE] is selected in step 3) Touch the desired item. [ALL SCENES]: All motion pictures or still pictures are copied. Touch [NEXT] to proceed to step 8. [SELECT SCENES]: Some scenes are selected for copying. [SELECT DATE]: Copy by selecting the date. (Only when [SELECT SCENES] is selected in step 5) Touch the scene you want to...

  • Page 107: Important Notice

    Important Notice ≥ When connecting an optional DVD burner and this unit for copying a disc, do not insert a disc with recorded motion pictures in high definition picture quality into devices that do not support the AVCHD format. In some cases the disc may get stuck in the device. The disc will not play back on devices that do not support the AVCHD format.

  • Page 108: Playing Back The Copied Disc

    Playing back the copied disc ≥ Only discs that have been copied by connecting this unit to the DVD burner or created with HD Writer AE 1.0 can be played back. It may not be possible to play back discs copied/played back on other devices or software.

  • Page 109: Formatting Discs, Displaying Disc Information

    Managing the copied disc (Formatting, Auto protect, Displaying disc information) ≥ Connect this unit to the DVD burner and then touch [PLAY DISC]. (l 103) ∫ Formatting discs This is for initializing DVD-RAM and DVD-RW discs. Please be aware that if a disc is formatted, then all the data recorded on the disc will be erased.

  • Page 110: Dubbing Images Onto Other Video Device

    Backup With other products Images played back on this unit can be dubbed onto a DVD recorder or video device. ≥ Images are dubbed in standard quality. ≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down. Connect this unit to a video device and then change the mode to Start playback on this unit.

  • Page 111: With A Printer (pictbridge)

    Backup With other products To print pictures by directly connecting this unit to the printer, use a printer compatible with PictBridge. (Read the operating instructions for the printer.) PictBridge is an industry standard from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing.

  • Page 112

    Select print source media and touch the icon. Select print source media and touch the icon. ≥ If the [PictBridge] indication does not appear or continues to flash, disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable. Touch a still picture to be printed. VQT1Y59 Touch to set the number of...

  • Page 113

    Touch [PAPER SIZE] to select the paper size setting. [STANDARD]: Size specific to the printer [4k5 INCH]: L size [5k7 INCH]: 2L size [4k6 INCH]: Postcard size [A4]: A4 size ≥ You cannot set paper sizes not supported on the printer. Touch [PAGE LAYOUT] to select the desired layout setting.

  • Page 114

    With a PC Before using You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to media like Blu-ray discs (BD) DVD discs or SD card using HD Writer AE 1.0 for HDC, the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM. Available function Copying data to a PC: A Motion/Still pictures...

  • Page 115

    ≥ Motion pictures that have been recorded on another device cannot be written to the software supplied with this unit. To write motion picture data recorded with the Panasonic High Definition Video Camera sold previously, use the HD Writer supplied with the unit.

  • Page 116: End User License Agreement

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

  • Page 117: Operating Environment

    With a PC Before using ≥ 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 BD/DVD writer drive and media are necessary for writing to a BD/DVD.) ≥...

  • Page 118

    Necessary software Windows Vista SP1: DirectX 10.1 (already installed with Windows Vista SP1) Windows Vista: DirectX 10 (already installed with Windows Vista) Windows XP/2000: DirectX 9.0c (already installed with Windows XP SP2) ≥ If you install the software on a PC that is not compatible with DirectX 9.0c, the PC may not work properly.

  • Page 119: Installation

    With a PC Setup When installing the software, log on to your computer as the Administrator or with a user name with equivalent authorization. (If you do not have authorization to do this, consult your manager.) ≥ Before starting the installation, close all applications that are running. ≥...

  • Page 120: Control Panel

    When installation is complete, some notes will appear. Check the contents, then close the window. Select [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.], then click [Finish]. The PC must be rebooted for the application to work. VQT1Y59 ∫ Uninstalling HD Writer AE 1.0 Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no longer require.

  • Page 121: Connecting To A Pc

    With a PC Setup ≥ Connect this unit to the PC after the software applications are installed. ≥ Remove the supplied CD-ROM from your PC. A USB cable (supplied) Connect this unit to the AC adaptor. ≥ It is possible to use it connected to the PC with the batteries only, but you will not be able to write data into the unit.

  • Page 122: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    Select [USB Mass Storage Device] and click [Stop]. Verify [MATSHITA HDC-TM200/SD USB Device] or [MATSHITA HDC-TM200/MEM USB Device] is selected and click [OK]. Verify [MATSHITA HDC-HS200/SD USB Device] or [MATSHITA HDC-HS200/HDD USB Device] is selected and click [OK]. VQT1Y59 ) icon in task...

  • Page 123: About The Pc Display

    About the PC display When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognised as an external drive. ≥ Removable disk (Example: We recommend using HD Writer AE 1.0 to copy or write back motion picture data. Using Windows Explorer or other programmes on the PC to copy, move or rename files and folders recorded with this unit will result in them being unusable with HD Writer AE 1.0.

  • Page 124: Starting Hd Writer Ae 1.0, Reading The Operating Instructions Of The Software Applications

    (On the PC) Select [start] # [All Programs (Programs)] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer AE 1.0] # [HD Writer AE]. ≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the software.

  • Page 125: If Using Macintosh

    With a PC Using with a PC ≥ HD Writer AE 1.0 is not available for Macintosh. ≥ iMovie’08 7.1.2 or later supported. For details about iMovie’08, please contact Apple Inc. ∫ Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage) Mac OS X 10.4 Mac OS X 10.5 PowerPC G5 (1.8 GHz or higher)

  • Page 126: Indications

    Others Indications only only ∫ Recording indications Motion picture recording mode 0h00m00s R 1h20m 1920 PRE-REC 1/100 OPEN Still picture recording mode MEGA R 3000 10.6 1/100 OPEN Remaining battery power (l 20) 1h30m Remaining battery time (l 20) R 1h20m Remaining time for motion picture recording (l 45) 0h00m00s...

  • Page 127

    Scene mode (l 62) Sports mode Portrait mode Spotlight mode Snow mode Beach mode Sunset mode Fireworks mode Scenery mode Low light mode Night scenery mode Night portrait mode Power LCD (l 35) Image stabilizer (l 56) AF tracking (l 57) Relay recording (l 64) Picture adjustment (l 74) Digital cinema (l 63)

  • Page 128

    ∫ Playback indications Playback (l 76, 83) Pause (l 76, 83) Fast forward/rewind playback (l 76) Last/first scene paused Skip playback (l 76) Slow motion playback (l 76) Frame-by-frame playback ;1/2; (l 77) Next/Previous still picture (l 83) 0h00m00s Playback time Intelligent scene selection (l 79) No.10...

  • Page 129: Messages

    ≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. (l 17) If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit, remove the battery and then insert it again. If the message appears even after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair. Detach the power and consult the dealer who you purchased this unit from.

  • Page 130: About Recovery

    DISCONNECT USB CABLE. The unit cannot correctly establish the connection to the PC, printer. Disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable. only About recovery If faulty management information is found, one of the following messages may appear. Be sure to follow the messages.

  • Page 131: Functions That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously

    Others Helpful hints Some functions in this unit are disabled or cannot be selected due to the unit’s specifications. Functions Motion picture recording PRE-REC Intelligent auto mode AF tracking Scene mode Digital zoom Guide lines Change of recording mode Digital cinema Fade Auto slow shutter Backlight compensation...

  • Page 132

    Functions Tele macro Colour night view Soft skin mode (Set and cancel) Tele macro (Set and cancel) Colour night view (Set and cancel) Digital cinema colour Shooting guide Wind noise reduction Microphone setup Microphone level MF assist function Hi-speed burst shooting mode Flash AF assist lamp Shutter sound...

  • Page 133: Troubleshooting

    Others Helpful hints Problem This unit cannot be turned on. This unit does not stay on long enough. Battery runs down quickly. This unit is turned off automatically. A clicking sound is heard when the unit is shaken about. Remaining battery indication is not displayed properly.

  • Page 134

    Problem This unit cannot be operated though it is turned on. This unit does not operate normally. Recording does not start although power is supplied to this unit and the SD card is correctly inserted. Item other than the touched one is selected. The remote control does not function.

  • Page 135

    Problem AF tracking does not work when the object is touched. Auto focus function does not work. Colour balance of images is strange when recording in a place such as a gymnasium. Some playback images are skipped automatically. Scene does not play back to the end.

  • Page 136

    Problem If the SD card is inserted in another device, it is not recognised. Colour or brightness of the image changes, or you may see horizontal bars in the image. The LCD monitor flickers indoors. Object seems to be warped. White round spots like soap bubbles appear on the recorded picture.

  • Page 137

    Problem VIERA Link does not work. When connected by the USB cable, this unit is not detected by the PC. When the USB cable is disconnected, an error message will appear on the PC. The power of the DVD burner cannot be turned Cannot see the PDF operating instructions for HD Writer AE 1.0.

  • Page 138

    ∫ If scenes do not change smoothly when played back on another device The images may be still for several seconds at the joins between the scenes if the following operations are performed when multiple scenes have been continuously played back using another unit. ≥...

  • Page 139: When Deleting Scenes

    ∫ When deleting scenes 1 Scene to be deleted A The image will be still for several seconds wherever a scene was deleted. B The images of consecutive scenes where they are no deletions are played back smoothly one after another.

  • Page 140: Cautions For Use

    In the event of abnormal operation (e.g. if the unit emits smoke or an unusual smell), immediately stop operating the unit and consult the Panasonic Customer Care Centre on 132600. About this unit The unit and the SD card become warm during use.

  • Page 141: About The Battery

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

  • Page 142: Lcd Monitor, About The Ac Adaptor

    Do not throw old battery into fire. ≥ Heating a battery or throwing it into a fire may result in an explosion. If the operating time is very short even after the battery has been recharged, the battery has worn out. Please purchase a new battery. About the AC adaptor ≥...

  • Page 143: About Condensation

    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 144: Specifications

    1 cm (Wide)/approx. 60 cm (Tele) 43 mm 12k optical zoom, 30k/700k digital zoom 2.7z wide LCD monitor (approx. 230 K pixels) 5.1 channel surround microphone (with a zoom microphone/focus microphone function) 1 round speaker, dynamic type Auto tracking white balance system 1,400 lx HDC-HS200...

  • Page 145

    HDC-TM200 1.0 Vp-p, 75 h ™ ™ (x.v.Colour ) 1125i (1080i)/625p (576p) Read only – HDC-HS200 – Read only 69 mm (W)k73 mm (H)k128 mm (D) (excluding projecting parts) Approx. 420 g [without battery (supplied)] Approx. 480 g [with battery (supplied)]...

  • Page 146

    JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding Picture aspect [4:3]: 3520k2640/3264k2448/2560k1920/640k480 Picture aspect [3:2]: 3984k2656/3264k2176/2592k1728 Picture aspect [16:9]: 4224k2376/3840k2160/3328k1872/2560k1440/1920k1080 Refer to page 52 for the number of recordable pictures. HDC-HS200 – 80 GB HDC-HS200 – 80 GB...

  • Page 147

    AC adaptor Information for your safety Power source: Power consumption: DC output: Dimensions Mass Specifications may change without prior notice. AC 110 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz 19 W DC 9.3 V, 1.2 A (Unit operation) DC 8.4 V, 0.65 A (Battery charging) 92 mm (W)k33 mm (H)k61 mm (D) Approx.

  • Page 148

    VQT1Y59 F0209MA0 ( 500 Panasonic Corporation Web site:

This manual also for:

Hdc-tm200, Hdc-sd200

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