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Operating Instructions

Memory Card Portable Recorder
AG-HPG20P
Model No.
AG-HPG20E
Model No.
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    ■ This product is eligible for the P2HD 5 Year Warranty Repair Program. For details, see page 6. FRANÇAIS Pour des explications en français, veuillez vous reporter au CD-ROM fourni. ESPAÑOL Para la explicación en español, consulte el CD-ROM uministrado. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
  • Page 2 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-HPG20P 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 A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. For USA and Canada A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.
  • Page 5: Read This First

    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. •...
  • Page 6 Details about user registration and the extended warranty: http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e/ Please note, this is a site that is not maintained by Panasonic Canada Inc. The Panasonic Canada Inc. privacy policy does not apply and is not applicable in relation to any information submitted. This link is provided to you for convenience.
  • Page 7 EMC NOTICE FOR THE PURCHASER/USER OF THE APPARATUS 1. Applicable standards and operating environment for AG-HPG20E The apparatus is compliant with: • standards EN55103-1 and EN55103-2 1996.and • electromagnetic environments E1, E2, E3, E4 and E5. 2. Pre-requisite conditions to achieving compliance with the above standards <1>...
  • Page 8: 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 9 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 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! ...  IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... 5 Recommendation for Use of Genuine Panasonic Battery (Rechargeable Battery) ... 5 Operating precautions ...  How to use the unit ... 1 Introduction About this manual ... 15 Before use ... 15 Accessories ...
  • Page 11 Saving data Copying data from P cards to the hard drive ... 6 Switching to the USB HOST mode ... 68 Usable hard drives ... 68 Types of hard drives and usable functions ... 69 Formatting the hard drive ... 70 Exporting data to a hard drive in 1-card increments ...
  • Page 12 How to use the unit Housed in a compact cabinet which can be battery-powered, this Memory Card Portable Recorder is a compact recording/playback unit coming with two P2 card slots, a 3.5-inch LCD monitor, USB 2.0, IEEE1394, composite signal, SDI and many other input/output signal connectors. It can be easily operated to play back the data content which has been shot by a P2 camera recorder.
  • Page 13 HD/SD-SDI connection (Page 6) You can record data on P2 cards by connecting the unit to the external devices equipped with HD/SD-SDI output. The unit’s recording start and stop operations can be performed from some camera recorders. (When SDI input is selected) (For supporting devices, refer to page 91) HD/SD-SDI signal Using an external hard drive (HDD)
  • Page 14 How to use the unit (continued) Using a PC Editing by connecting the unit to a PC (Page ) The unit can be USB-connected to a PC, and the PC can then be used to edit (i.e. exchanging data, etc.) the data content on P2 cards.
  • Page 15: 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 15). Each explanation, company names and product names described in these operating instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of each company.
  • Page 16 Before use (continued) Media which can be used with this unit You may use the following media. For further details, refer to the pages on the media concerned. • P2 cards (Page 28) • SD/SDHC memory cards (Page 33) Screw holes M5 (5 mm diameter) screws with a length of 10 mm can be used for the four screw holes on the side panels of the unit.
  • Page 17: Accessories

    Accessories Battery * AC adapter DC cord CD-ROM * For the model number of the battery, refer to the [ACCESSORIES] item. (Page 118) AC power supply cords AG-HPG20P AG-HPG20E ( For the U.K.) ( For areas other than the U.K.)
  • Page 18: Name Of The Parts

    Name of the parts Operation area REC button (Page 6) POWER button (Pages , 110) PLAY button (Pages , 5) STILL/SET button (Pages , 5) REW button (Pages , 5) THUMBNAIL/MODE button (Page ) STOP button (Pages , 5) MENU/MODE CHK button (Pages , ) EXIT/2 ALT/3...
  • Page 19: Mechanism Area And Input/Output Connector Area

    Mechanism area and input/output connector area POWER COUNTER RESET USER THUMBNAIL /MODE EXIT/2 MENU/MODE CHK ALT/3 PAGE / AUDIO MON / VAR LCD monitor (Pages , 6) Power display LED (Pages , 10) SD card access LED (Page ) P card access LEDs (Page ) Card slot cover (Pages , 0) SD card slot (Page ) P card slots (Page )
  • Page 20: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery Charging The battery has not been charged at the time of purchase. 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...
  • Page 21: Installing And Removing The Power Supply

    Installing and removing the power supply Installing and removing the battery Insertion Slide and insert the battery until it clicks into place. OUTPUT VIDEO HD/SD-SDI HD/SD-SDI CH 1 AUDIO CH 2 PUSH 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 22: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Turning the power on and off Hold down [POWER] for at least 1 second. • The power display LED 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 display LED will go off, and the power will be turned off.
  • Page 23: Menu Operations

    Menu operations This unit is provided with three kinds of screens: the thumbnail display screen, normal display screen (SDI/1394 input recording standby mode, INT SG (Page 91), playback standby mode, etc.) and PC mode screen (USB HOST mode, USB DEVICE mode). When [MENU/MODE CHK] is pressed on any of these screens, the menu will be displayed.
  • Page 24: Operation Modes

    Basic operations (continued) Operation modes This unit has the following 3 modes which can be selected by pressing [THUMBNAIL/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. When a P2 card has been ejected Normal display screen...
  • Page 25 PC mode Connect the unit to an external device, and save or manage the clips. Depending on the connection method and purpose, the USB HOST mode and USB DEVICE mode are available; perform the mode settings using the setting menu on the normal display screen. •...
  • Page 26: Lcd Monitor Settings

    Basic operations (continued) LCD monitor settings Hold down [POWER] for at least 1 second 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 27: Setting Date And Time

    Setting date and time The “CLOCK SETTING” 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 SETTING” and “TIME ZONE” settings, and set them if necessary. Described below is the procedure for setting date and time to 5:20 PM on May 25, 2009.
  • Page 28: P Cards

    P cards Inserting P cards When the unit is to be used for the first time, the first step is always to set the internal clock. (Page 27) Hold down [POWER] for at least 1 second to turn the power on. Open the card slot cover, and insert the P card into the P card slot as far as it will go.
  • Page 29: Formatting P2 Cards

    Formatting P cards Hold down [POWER] for at least 1 second to turn the power on. The thumbnail screen now appears. Press [MENU/MODE CHK]. Using , select “OPERATION” – “FORMAT”, and press • A screen such as the one shown below now appears.
  • Page 30: Ejecting P2 Cards

    P cards (continued) Ejecting P cards Confirm P card access LED is not blinking orange. Open the card slot cover and raise the P card eject button. Push the P card eject button to remove the P card. P card eject button After ejecting the P card, close the card slot cover.
  • Page 31: P2 Card Recording Durations

    P card recording durations Capacity 4 GB Approx. 16 minutes 8 GB Approx. 32 minutes 16 GB Approx. 64 minutes 32 GB Approx. 128 minutes 64 GB Approx. 256 minutes * Native recordings such as 720p/30pN, 720p/24pN, 720p/25pN, 1080/30pN, 1080/24pN and 1080/25pN are not available on this unit.
  • Page 32: Loop Rec Recording

    P cards (continued) LOOP REC recording With this function, when the recording buffer is full, the recording will loop back to the beginning and new contents will start overwriting the older contents of the buffer. Using LOOP REC, the recording will always consist of the most recent minutes recorded.
  • Page 33: Using Sd/Sdhc Memory Cards

    16 GB To obtain the latest information which is not provided in these Operating Instructions, access the P2 support page on the web site below. https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/ • When using the SD cards, always remember to close the card slot cover.
  • Page 34 Saving USER files on SD cards Up to four sets of settings can be saved as four files on the SD card, and they can be loaded from the card. • The menu setting value on the thumbnail display screen cannot be saved or loaded. Insert the SD card to the SD card slot.
  • Page 35: 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 unit are as follows.
  • Page 36 Thumbnail display (continued) Names and functions of thumbnail display screen parts (continued) 1 Display statuses The types of information which are displayed on the screen are displayed as follows. ALL: All clips SAME FORMAT: Clip whose format is the same as the system format SELECT: Clip selected by the STILL/ SET button...
  • Page 37 • HDD When a mode other than the USB HOST mode is established or when the USB HOST mode is established (Gray) but the hard drive is not connected, this status is displayed in gray. When the USB HOST mode is established and the hard drive that can be used is connected, this (White)
  • Page 38: Changing The Displays On The Thumbnail Display Screen

    Thumbnail display (continued) 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/MODE CHK]. Using , select the type of clip to be displayed at the lower level of “THUMBNAIL”, and press ALL CLIP:...
  • Page 39: Setting The Items To Be Displayed

    Setting the items to be displayed You can customize how the thumbnails are to be displayed to better suit your intended application. This enables you to change the display of the thumbnail indicators, data displays and other settings. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU/MODE CHK].
  • Page 40: 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 , move the cursor (yellow frame) to the target clip. To move the cursor to left or right, use You can also use [ALT/3].
  • Page 41: Repairing And Connecting Clips

    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 42: Copying Clips

    Clip management (continued) Copying clips Clips can be copied onto the P2 card in the other P2 card slot. • While clips are being copied, do not turn off the power or eject the card. Otherwise, defective clips will be produced.
  • Page 43: Displaying The Clip Information

    Displaying the clip information You can display detailed information about clips on the screen, and check it. Display the thumbnail display screen. With cross cursor operation, move the cursor to the target clip. Press [MENU/MODE CHK]. Using , select “PROPERTY”, and press Select “CLIP PROPERTY”...
  • Page 44 Clip management (continued) Displaying the clip information (continued) If necessary, reference the clip meta-data contents. When the clip meta-data item is selected using , and then is pressed, the following information is displayed. GLOBAL CLIP A unique number which is not assigned to any other clips USER CLIP Clip name which can be assigned by...
  • Page 45: Editing The Clip Information

    Editing the clip information You can edit the detailed clip information (clip meta-data). Display the thumbnail display screen. With cross cursor operation, move the cursor to the target clip. Press [MENU/MODE CHK]. Using , select “PROPERTY” – “CLIP PROPERTY”, and press •...
  • Page 46: Adding Meta-Data To Clips

    The P2 viewer is an application to operate clips recorded on the P2 card. Distributed as free software, this is used on a Windows PC. https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/ Install the P2 viewer or P2 Contents Management System (P2CMS) software (the latest updated version) to PC, create the meta-data upload file and write it onto the SD card.
  • Page 47 Setting to add meta-data Make the setting to load the meta-data upload file onto this unit ■ Select the method to record USER CLIP NAME Set the recording method of USER CLIP NAME. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU/MODE CHK]. With cross cursor operation, move the cursor to “META DATA”–“USER CLIP NAME”. Move the cursor to “TYPE1”...
  • Page 48 Clip management (continued) Adding the meta-data to clips (continued) COUNT value COUNT value is displayed in 4-digit number. COUNT value is added by 1 increment every time a new clip is generated by P2 card recording after the recording method of “USER CLIP NAME” is set to “TYPE2” and the clip meta-data is loaded.
  • Page 49 With cross cursor operation, move the cursor to “COUNT RESET” and press The COUNT value is reset to 1. Press [MENU/MODE CHK] or [EXIT/] to end the procedure. (Continued on the next page)
  • Page 50 Clip management (continued) Adding the meta-data to clips (continued) How the COUNT value of USER CLIP NAME is added when the data exceeds  GB In the following cases, 1 shot is recorded as multiple clips and the COUNT value is added by 1 increment and recorded.
  • Page 51 Checking and revising the loaded meta-data You can check and revise the meta-data loaded from the SD card. Press [THUMBNAIL/MODE]. The thumbnail screen appears on the LCD monitor. Press [MENU/MODE CHK] to select “META DATA”–“PROPERTY” from the thumbnail menu. The following screen appears. With cross cursor operation, move the cursor and press You can check each setting content of the loaded meta-data.
  • Page 52 Clip management (continued) Adding the meta-data to clips (continued) Checking and revising the loaded meta-data (continued) With cross cursor operation, move the cursor to the item of meta-data you wish to check and press Then the information is displayed. USER CLIP NAME: CREATOR: LAST UPDATE PERSON: SHOOT:...
  • Page 53 Recording clips to which the meta-data was added You can add the loaded meta-data to clips when recording clips. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU/MODE CHK]. With cross cursor operation, move the cursor to “META DATA”–“RECORD”. Move the cursor to “ON” and press With this setting, you can record video and the loaded meta-data at the same time.
  • Page 54: Adding Shot Marks To Clips

    Clip management (continued) Adding shot marks to clips You can differentiate one clip from all the other clips by adding shot marks. Display the thumbnail display screen. With cross cursor operation, move the cursor to the target clip. Press [USER] in which the shot mark function was allocated. (Page ) To release a shot mark, repeat the above steps.
  • Page 55 P2 card and other detailed information on the card will be displayed. When is pressed again, the detailed information is cleared. The card details are displayed as follows. BRAND : Panasonic MODEL NO. : AJ-P2C032RG SERIAL NO. : AAF07L0520 USER ID...
  • Page 56: Displaying Sd Card Information

    Clip management (continued) Displaying SD card information You can display the usage statuses of SD cards on the screen, and check them. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU/MODE CHK]. Using , select “PROPERTY” – “DEVICES” – “SD CARD”, and press The following information is displayed.
  • Page 57: Clip Playback

    Clip playback Playing back clips Display the thumbnail display screen. With cross cursor operation, move the cursor (yellow frame) to the target clip. Press Playback starts from the clip where the cursor is positioned. When this clip has finished playing back, the subsequent clips are played back in turn, and when the last clip has been played back, the thumbnail screen is restored.
  • Page 58: Single Clip Playback

    Clip playback (continued) Playing back clips (continued) Play ( ) When this button is pressed during stop, playback begins from the start of the selected clips . When it is pressed during playback, the variable-speed playback (Page 59) is set, and the clips are played back at the 1x speed.
  • Page 59: Variable-Speed Playback

    Variable-speed playback You can change the playback speed and search for specific locations. Press during playback. is displayed. Press , and change the playback speed. or X is displayed. • Each time you press the button, the playback speed changes. (The maximum value for the variable speed is determined according to the setting value for “SPEED MAX”...
  • Page 60: Adding Text Memos

    Clip playback (continued) Adding text memos During recording, playback or thumbnail display, press [USER] to which the “TEXT MEMO” was allocated. • If you press this button during recording or playback, the text memo is added to the position at which the button is pressed. •...
  • Page 61: Deleting Text Memos

    Deleting text memos Perform the operation from steps 1 to  in “Playback from text memo position”, and move to the bottom of the text memo screen. Move the cursor to the text memo to be deleted, and press A multiple number of text memos can be selected.
  • Page 62: 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 OUTPUT VIDEO CH 1 AUDIO...
  • Page 63: Recording

    Recording data on P cards You can connect a digital video component equipped with a SDI connector or IEEE 1394 connector, and record video signals, audio signals or time codes, etc. on the unit. Digital component Recording Hold down [POWER] for at least 1 second to turn the power on.
  • Page 64: 2-Slot Continuous Recording

    Recording data on P cards (continued) Recording (continued) • By making HD-SDI/1394 connection to a camera recorder equipped with an external device control function, the unit can be made to start recording, pause recording, etc. by the camera recorder. For details on devices compatible with HD-SDI connection and settings on this unit, refer to “AUTO REC”...
  • Page 65: Time Code Displays

    Time code displays You can change what is displayed in the time code display area. (Page 80) Press [COUNTER]. Each time the button is pressed, the data changes as follows. Time code displays User’s bit value Frame rate information No display: No data displayed COUNTER: Counter display (Except for...
  • Page 66: Set The User's Bit

    Recording data on P cards (continued) Setting the recording time code (continued) Specifying the time code (TC PRESET) (continued) After the time code value has been set, press Using , move to “YES”, and press TC PRESET PRESET OK? PUSH SET Press [MENU/MODE CHK]  times to release the menu mode.
  • Page 67: Copying Data From P Cards To The Hard Drive

    Panasonic disclaims all liability for the loss of data caused by a failure of or any form of trouble occurring in the hard drive, and also for any direct and indirect damages suffered as a result of such failure or trouble.
  • Page 68: Switching To The 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 69: Types Of Hard Drives And Usable Functions

    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 HDD EXPLORE screen in the unit’s HOST mode. Hard drive type TYPE S This is a special format for writing...
  • Page 70: Formatting The Hard Drive

    Copying data from P cards to the hard drive (continued) 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 71: Exporting Data To A Hard Drive In 1-Card Increments

    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). Before proceeding, use the unit to format the hard drive. (Bear in mind that all the data recorded on the hard drive will be erased.) The data of up to 23 cards can be stored on the hard drive.
  • Page 72: Exporting One Clip At A Time To A Hard Drive

    Copying data from P cards to the hard drive (continued) Exporting one clip at a time to a hard drive Clips can be copied onto the hard drive in FAT type. Switch to the USB HOST mode. Display the thumbnail display screen. Select the clip on the P card to be copied onto the hard drive.
  • Page 73 Clips cannot be copied when any of the following error messages are displayed. • “LACK OF REC CAPACITY!” Clips will not be copied because there is insufficient space available on the hard disk. • “UNKNOWN CONTENTS FORMAT!” Clips will not be copied because the selected clips include defective clips. •...
  • Page 74: Hard Drive Data Display

    Copying data from P cards to the hard drive (continued) Hard drive data display You can display the hard drive information. Switch to the USB HOST mode. Connect the USB hard drive. Press [MENU/MODE CHK]. Using , select “HDD” – “EXPLORE”, and press The hard drive information is displayed.
  • Page 75: Deleting The Partition

    Deleting the partition You can delete the last partition on a TYPE S hard drive. Switch to the USB HOST mode. Connect the USB hard drive. Press [MENU/MODE CHK]. Using , select “HDD”–“EXPLORE”, and press The hard drive information is displayed. Move the cursor and select the last partition.
  • Page 76: Thumbnail Displays Of Clips On The Hard Drive

    Copying data from P cards to the hard drive (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. Display the HDD EXPLORE screen.
  • Page 77: Connecting The Hard Drive For Use

    Connecting the hard drive for use Importing data from a hard drive to P cards Importing Data by the partition from TYPE S Hard Disk or P store You can import data (load data from the hard drive to a P2 card) at one partition at a time (one card at a time) onto a P2 card of the same model number as the original card.
  • Page 78: Easy Playback Of Clips On The Hard Drive (For Viewing Materials)

    Connecting the hard drive for use (continued) Easy playback of clips on the hard drive (For viewing materials) Easy playback of clips saved on the hard drive can be performed. Display the thumbnail display screen of the clips on the hard drive. (Page 6) With cross cursor operation, move the cursor to the clip you wish to play back.
  • Page 79: Editing By Means Of External Devices

    Editing by means of external devices Editing data content on the P card (USB DEVICE mode) You can connect a personal computer (Windows, Apple Macintosh) to this unit using a USB cable, and operate the contents on the unit’s P2 cards from the computer. Personal computer USB cable...
  • Page 80: 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: (Except for playback process) Counter value The counter value can be reset for each recording clip according to the setting menu “DISPLAY SETUP”–“REC COUNTER”...
  • Page 81  Compressed recording format display During recording or on standby, the recording format of the setting menu is displayed. During playback, the compressed recording format of the clip being played back is displayed. AVC-I 100: AVC-Intra100 compressed recording format AVC-I 50: AVC-Intra50 compressed recording format DVCPRO HD compressed recording format 50M:...
  • Page 82: Major Warning Displays

    Screen displays (continued) : Normal playback : Playback pause REPEAT : Repeat playback 1CLIP : Single clip playback 1CLIP R : Single clip repeat playback Rapid forward playback (rapid reverse playback) Forward frame feed playback (reverse frame feed playback) Forward variable-speed playback (reverse variable-speed playback) CLIP (CLIP...
  • Page 83 CANNOT RE-CONNECT! Clips cannot be reconnected because content which is contained on no more than one card has been selected or because of a similar reason. Check the selected content. CANNOT RECOGNIZE HDD! The connection destination target cannot be recognized correctly. Turn the power of the hard drive off and then back on or change the connected hard drive.
  • Page 84 Screen displays (continued) ■ RUN DOWN CARD The maximum number of overwrites on the P2 card has been exceeded. Operation continues. However, recording or playback may not operate correctly. It is recommended that you replace the P2 card with another one. ■...
  • Page 85: 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 103) on the setting menu “DISPLAY SETUP”...
  • Page 86: Recording/Output Supporting Format

    Recording/output supporting format ■ Setting the system frequency The recording/output format is selected as below by setting the setting menu. Setting menu SYSTEM REC FMT FREQ FORMAT (SD) 1080/60i – 1080/50i 59.94Hz 720/60P – /50Hz 720/50P (DVCPRO50) 480/60i 576/50i (DVCPRO) *1 When “EMBEDDED AUDIO” is OFF, AUDIO packet is not superimposed. *2 When DV signal is input during 1394 input, and the input audio signal is 32kHz/4ch(12Bit), 4ch audio is output.
  • Page 87 AG-HPG0 output format (during playback) Setting menu Playback SYSTEM FREQ Signal recorded on P2 card 1080/59.94i 1080/29.97p over 59.94i (2:2) 1080/23.98p over 59.94i (2:3) 1080/23.98pA over 59.94i (2:3:3:2) 1080/23.98pN 1080/29.97pN 720/59.94p 720/29.97p over 59.94p (2:2) 59.94Hz 720/23.98p over 59.94p (2:3) 720/23.98pN 720/29.97pN 480/59.94i...
  • Page 88: Menu

    Basic operations on the setting menus Hold down [POWER] for at least 1 second to turn the power on. Press [THUMBNAIL/MODE] to switch to the normal display screen. TC 12 : 34 : 56 : 00 3 min 1080i AVC-I100 Press [MENU/MODE CHK] to display the menu.
  • Page 89: Setting Menu Configuration

    Setting menu configuration MAIN MENU RECORDING SETUP INPUT SELECT SYS FORMAT REC FMT(SD) REC FMT(HD) INT SG 25M REC CH LOOP REC AUTO REC CC REC WIDE SELECT COMP MODE TIMECODE SETUP EXT TC REGEN TC MODE TC PRESET EXT UB REGEN UB MODE UB PRESET VITC BLANK...
  • Page 90: List Of Setting Menus

    List of setting menus RECORDING SETUP screen Item INPUT SELECT This is used to select the input signals for video and audio. SDI: <Note> When the SDI input signal differs from the recording system format, the images are displayed black and sound is muted. Also, TC is not correct. (When the setting menu “SYSTEM FREQ”...
  • Page 91 TYPE: This is selected when non-Panasonic camera recorders are used. <Note> • When selecting TYPE1 or TYPE2, refer to “Panasonic camera recorder, recording format and Recording Mark” (Page 92). • The devices supporting TYPE3 are Sony Corporation’s HDW-F900R and PDW-700.
  • Page 92 When 1394 has been selected as an input signal, the closed caption signals superimposed onto the input signal is recorded regardless of what setting is made on this menu. Panasonic camera recorder, recording format and Recording Mark Model AJ-HDC27F, H...
  • Page 93: Timecode Setup Screen

    RECORDING SETUP screen (continued) Item WIDE SELECT This is used to set whether to record WIDE information when the setting menu “SYS FORMAT” has been set to 480/60i or 576/50i. WIDE: Record NORMAL: Not record <Note> When 1394 input has been selected on the setting menu “INPUT SELECT”, the input signal information is recorded.
  • Page 94 List of setting menus (continued) TIMECODE SETUP screen (continued) Item EXT UB REGEN This is used to select whether to clone the incoming user's bit information, or generate new user's bit information. OFF: <Note> When this item has been set to ON, it takes priority over the setting menu “UB MODE”. UB MODE This is used to set what is to be recorded as the user’s bit.
  • Page 95 TIMECODE SETUP screen (continued) Item VITC BLANK This is used during playback to set whether to output VITC signal to the position set on the setting menu “VITC POS-1” or “VITC POS-2”. BLANK: Not output THRU: Output <Note> This setting is effective only for VIDEO output and SD-SDI output. VITC POS-1 This is used to set the insert position of VITC signal.
  • Page 96 List of setting menus (continued) TIMECODE SETUP screen (continued) Item VITC POS- This is used to set the insert position of VITC signal. (When 59.94 Hz has been set) (When 50Hz has been set) <Note> • • HD EMBD VITC This is used to set whether to superimpose the VITC information onto HD-SDI output or not.
  • Page 97: Sw Mode Screen

    SW MODE screen Item USER1 This is used to set which function is to be assigned to the USER1 button. INPUT SEL: Input signal setting (Page 90) SYS FORMAT: The system format is selected. (Page 90) REC FMT/SD: The recording format for SD is selected. (Page 90) REC FMT/HD: The recording format for HD is selected.
  • Page 98: Playback Functions Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen Item REPEAT PLAY This is used to set repeat playback. (Page 59) OFF: <Note> • • • AUDIO OUT This is used to set the audio signals to be output from the AUDIO OUT connectors (pin jacks), speaker and headphone jack.
  • Page 99: Av Out Setup Screen

    PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Item SDI IN LOCK This is used to select whether the P2 playback output signal is locked (synchronized) to the SDI input signals. INT: It is not locked (synchronized). INPUT: When the SDI input signal is present, it is locked (synchronized) to the input signal. It is not locked (synchronized) when the input signal is not present.
  • Page 100 List of setting menus (continued) AV OUT SETUP screen (continued) Item UMID REC This is used to set whether to record UMID information. OFF: UMID GEN This is used to set the creation method of UMID information to be recorded when the setting menu “UMID REC”...
  • Page 101 AV OUT SETUP screen (continued) Item EMBEDDED AUDIO This is used to set whether to superimpose the audio data onto HD-SDI output and SD-SDI output. Superimpose OFF: Not superimpose AUDIO REF LEVEL This is used to set the normal level. (AG-HPG0P) FS-0: –...
  • Page 102 List of setting menus (continued) AV OUT SETUP screen (continued) Item CC(F1) BLANK Only when 59.94 Hz has been set This is used to make ON/OFF setting of the closed caption signal in the first field output from SD-SDI output and VIDEO output. BLANK: THRU: <Note>...
  • Page 103: Display Setup Screen

    DISPLAY SETUP screen Item OSD OUT SEL This is used to select to output the information displayed on the LCD monitor to the video output signal and SDI output signal. LCD: The information is displayed only on the LCD monitor. LCD·VIDEO: The information is displayed both on the LCD monitor and VIDEO output.
  • Page 104 List of setting menus (continued) DISPLAY SETUP screen (continued) Item LCD SETTING This is used to adjust the display level of the images on the LCD monitor. (Page 26) RETURN: No adjustment CHANGE: Adjusted LCD COLOR LEVEL LCD BRIGHTNESS LCD CONTRAST <Note>...
  • Page 105: Card Functions Screen

    DISPLAY SETUP screen (continued) Item UPCON MODE This is used to select the aspect ratio for up-conversion to HD-SDI output. S-PANEL: The magnification is changed while matching the input size to the output size along the vertical axis. (The aspect ratio is unchanged.) CROP: The magnification is changed while matching the input size to the output size along the horizontal axis.
  • Page 106: Other Functions Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) OTHER FUNCTIONS screen Item PC MODE SELECT This is used to select the data transfer mode. USB HOST: USB DEVICE: BEEP SOUND This is used to set the beep sound to ON or OFF. (Page 109) OFF: <Note>...
  • Page 107: Diagnostic Screen

    OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Item POWER SAVE This is used to select the power-saving mode which is to be established when none of the buttons have been operated for 5 or so minutes. The unit’s power is turned off. OFF: The unit’s power is not turned off, and it remains in the power ON mode.
  • Page 108: Option Menu Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) OPTION MENU screen If [MENU/MODE CHK] is pressed with displayed on the setting menu. Item 1 STATUS The 1394 status display sub-screen is displayed. FORMAT: RATE: 60/50: SPEED: STATUS: VIDEO: AUDIO: 1 CONFIG This is the 1394 expansion menu. DFLT: 1-55 held down on the normal display screen, OPTION MENU is...
  • Page 109: Warning System Table

    Warning system table When trouble is detected immediately after the power is turned on or during operation, the user is alerted by the power display LED and beep sound (provided that “ON” is selected for the “BEEP SOUND” setting on the setting menu “OTHER FUNCTIONS” (Page 106)). Type of LCD monitor screen Priority...
  • Page 110: Troubleshooting (Q&A)

    Troubleshooting (Q&A) Power-related Q&A No power. The power suddenly goes off without warning. The power is turned on but it goes off immediately. Battery-related Q&A The battery charge is depleted quickly. The battery cannot be charged. • Has the battery or AC adapter been connected properly? Check the connections.
  • Page 111 Recording Recording does not start. • Is the unit’s power on? • Has the battery reached the end of its service life? The battery may have reached the end of its service life. Although the service life will differ depending on how the battery has been used, if the battery can be used only for short periods of time even after it has been fully charged, it means that it has reached the end of its service life.
  • Page 112: Software Information For This Product

    Descriptions of the GPL and LGPL are stored on the installation CD included with this camera-recorder. See the folder named \LDOC. (The description is the original (written in English)) To download the relevant source code, visit https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/ Please note that we cannot answer any questions you may have about the content, etc. of any source code you may obtain from the above Web site.
  • Page 113: Updating The Drivers Installed In The Unit

    Besides access to PASS, completing customer registration has a number of other benefits. For further details, refer to the PASS (P2 Asset Support System) website (http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e/). . Checking the current version of the driver using the unit and performing the update From the MAINTENANCE menu page, check the current version of the driver on the unit using the setting menu “DIAGNOSTIC”–“VERSION”.
  • Page 114: 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 ambient temperature: 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F)] [Recommended relative humidity: 40 % to 60 %] Unit •...
  • Page 115: Handling The Data Recorded On P Cards

    (For supporting OS, refer to the following web site as well.) https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/ When transferring data to a personal computer using a regular IT tool such as Microsoft Windows Explorer or Apple Finder, proceed as follows.
  • Page 116: Use Of Sd/Sdhc 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 117: Specifications

    Specifications [GENERAL] Supply voltage Power consumption indicates safety information. Operating ambient temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Operating ambient humidity 10 % to 80 % (no condensation) Storage ambient temperature –20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F) Weight 1.1 kg (2.42 lb) (main unit) Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • Page 118: Audio Outputs

    Specifications (continued) [MEMORY CARDS] Recording/playback time Capacity No. of DVCPRO/ of the P2 cards DV Audio card used 2CH/4CH Approx. 16 1 card minutes 4 GB Approx. 32 cards minutes Approx. 32 1 card minutes 8 GB Approx. 64 cards minutes Approx.
  • Page 119 For Europe Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.

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