Panasonic SD AG-HPX171E Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic SD AG-HPX171E Operating Instructions Manual

Memory card camera-recorder p2hd, dvcpro hd, dvcpro 50, leica dicomar


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This product is eligible for the P2HD
5 Year Warranty Repair Program. For
details, see page 5.
Operating Instructions/Bedienungsanleitung
Memory Card Camera-Recorder/Speicherkarten-Kamerarecorder
Caméscope à carte mémoire/Camcorder a schede di memoria
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
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bewahren Sie das vorliegende Handbuch zur künftigen Referenz auf.
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consultarlo quando necessario.
Antes de utilizar este producto, lea estas instrucciones de funcionamiento con atención y
guárdelas para poder consultarlas en el futuro.
F0808T0 -P
Mode d'emploi/Istruzioni per l'uso

Instrucciones de funcionamiento

Camascopio basado en tarjeta de memoria
Model No.
VQT1U93 (E)


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  • Page 1: Instrucciones De Funcionamiento

    Mode d’emploi/Istruzioni per l’uso Memory Card Camera-Recorder/Speicherkarten-Kamerarecorder Caméscope à carte mémoire/Camcorder a schede di memoria Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. Lesen Sie die Anweisungen vor der Verwendung dieses Produkts sorgfältig durch, und bewahren Sie das vorliegende Handbuch zur künftigen Referenz auf.
  • Page 2: Read This First

    Read this first! Caution for AC Mains Lead FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY. This product is equipped with  types of AC mains cable. One is for continental Europe, etc. and the other one is only for U.K. Appropriate mains cable must be used in each local area, since the other type of mains cable is not suitable.
  • Page 3 g DO NOT REMOVE PANEL COVERS BY UNSCREWING THEM. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. WARNING: • TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 4: Operating Precaution

    Operating precaution Operation near any appliance which generates strong magnetic fields may give rise to noise in the video and audio signals. If this should be the case, deal with the situation by, for instance, moving the source of the magnetic fields away from the unit before operation. IMPORTANT “Unauthorized recording of copyrighted television programs, video tapes and other materials may infringe the right of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.”...
  • Page 5: To Remove The Battery

    To remove the battery Main Power Battery (Refer to page 16 for the detail.) Press the battery removal button. Battery removal button PHD 5 Year Warranty Repair Program Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic PHD device. Register as a user for this device to receive a special service warranty up to five years of free warranty repairs.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! ...  Operating precaution ...  IMPORTANT ...  Recommendation for Use of Genuine Panasonic Battery Pack (Rechargeable Battery) ...  Software information for this product ...  To remove the battery ... 5 Main Power Battery ... 5 Remote Control Battery ...
  • Page 7 Pre-recording (PRE REC) ... 47 Interval recording (INTERVAL REC) ... 47 One-shot recording (ONE-SHOT REC) ... 48 Loop recording (LOOP REC) ... 48 Adjusting the shutter speed ... 50 Synchro scan ... 51 Switching Audio Input ... 5 Using the built-in microphone ... 52 Using another microphone and audio equipment ...
  • Page 8: Outline Of Operations

    Outline of operations This unit is compatible with P2 (Professional Plug-in) cards. The P2 card has a large capacity with a high transfer rate, and allows you sophisticated movie-making on this handy camera, including HD (High Definition) recording and smooth editing/dubbing. Video equipment/ Monitor...
  • Page 9: Precaution For Use

    Precaution for use Always take some trial shots before actual shooting. • When shooting important events (such as weddings), always take some trial shots and check that the sound and images have been recorded properly before actual shooting. Be sure to check and set the calendar and time zone. •...
  • Page 10: Accessories

    Accessories Battery *1 Eye cup Shoulder belt CD-ROM *1 For part numbers for the battery, see “Optional units”. (see below) *2 When using a 1394 cable (sold separately) or a USB cable (sold separately), attach ferrite cores to the both ends of the cable. (Page 78) Optional units •...
  • Page 11: Description Of Parts

    Description of parts Right side and rear side POWER POWER switch (Page 19) START/STOP button (Page 25) REC CHECK button (Page 25) Zoom button (Page 30) HANDLE ZOOM switch (Page 30) Recording enable/disable switch (Page 41) Handle zoom button (Page 30) Handle START/STOP button (Page 25) Built-in stereo microphone (Page 52) 10 Tally lamp (Front) (Page 19)
  • Page 12: Left Side

    Description of parts (continued) Left side Focus ring (Page 36) Zoom ring (Page 30) If you don’t need the zoom ring pin, fit it into the provided zoom ring pin hole (14 on page 11) so that you don’t loose it. FOCUS ASSIST button (Page 37) USER button (Page 43) ZOOM switch (Page 30)
  • Page 13: Terminals And Mounting Parts

    Terminals and mounting parts 1394 CAM REMOTE FOCUS IRIS ZOOM S/S COMPONENT USB terminal (Mini-B) (Page 78) Light shoe Microphone shoe (Page 77) P card slots (Page 25) SD memory card slot (Page 29) P card eject buttons (Page 28) SDI OUT terminal (Page 81) 139 terminal (Pages 78 and 79) COMPONENT OUT terminal (Page 81)
  • Page 14: Remote Control

    Description of parts (continued) Remote control The following buttons are for functions that cannot be executed on the camera-recorder. • PHOTO SHOT • TITLE • MULTI/P-IN-P • SELECT • STORE • OFF/ON • PB.ZOOM • INDEX DATE/ PHOTO TIME SHOT COUNTER RESET TITLE MULTI/...
  • Page 15: The Battery

    The battery Charging Before using the battery, fully charge it with the AC adapter. Keep a spare battery with you. Align the battery with the the AC adapter, place it flat, and slide it in the direction shown below. • You cannot charge the battery if the DC cord is connected to the DC OUT connector, so disconnect it first.
  • Page 16: Installing And Removing The Power Supply

    Installing and removing the power supply Installing and removing the battery Installation Insert the battery until it clicks into place. Connecting and disconnecting the power cord Installation Connect the DC cord to the AC adapter. Plug the AC power supply cord into the power outlet.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Hand Strap

    Adjusting the hand strap Adjust the hand strap to suit your hand. Open the cover and adjust the length. Close the cover. • Make sure the cover is fully closed. Attaching the shoulder strap Attach the shoulder strap and use it as a precaution against dropping the camera. 0 mm or more Detaching and attaching the lens hood Detaching the lens hood...
  • Page 18: The Remote Control

    The remote control Insert the battery Push the catch in the direction shown by arrow to  remove the holder. Insert the battery with the “+” marked side facing up. Return the holder to its original position. • When the battery (CR2025) has run out, replace it with a new one.
  • Page 19: Turn On/Off The Camera

    Turn on/off the camera While pressing the lock release, turn the POWER switch. Turn on the camera: The mode lamp (CAM) lights red (CAM mode) and the camera is now in the shooting standby mode. Turn off the camera: The mode lamp (CAM) goes out. •...
  • Page 20: Viewfinder

    Viewfinder This camera has two viewfinders; one is a miniature LCD in the viewfinder and the other is a retractable 3.5-inch LCD. Use the viewfinder that best suits the application and shooting conditions. • The brightness and hue may differ between the images appearing on the viewfinder and LCD monitor and those displayed on a TV monitor.
  • Page 21: Using The Lcd

    Using the LCD Set the POWER switch to ON. Hold down the OPEN button to open the LCD monitor. • It can open out to 120 degrees. Do not try to open it further as this will damage the camera. OPEN button Position the LCD monitor where it is easiest to see.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Screen Display

    Viewfinder (continued) Adjusting the screen display Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 19) Press the MENU button. • For menu operation (Page 95) • You can also use the menu buttons on the remote control. (Page 14) Viewfinder adjustments Select YES under EVF SET on the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP screen.
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Backlight

    Adjusting the backlight The steps below show how to set the brightness of the LCD monitor to one of three possible levels. Select LCD BL under LCD on the setting menu SW MODE screen. This assigns LCD BL to the LCD button. Press the LCD button.
  • Page 24: Setting The Calendar

    Setting the calendar The CLOCK SET value is recorded in the contents (clip), and affects the sequence of playback of the thumbnails. Before carrying out recording, be sure to check and set CLOCK SET and TIME ZONE. This shows you how to adjust the calendar to 5:20 PM on December 25, 2008.
  • Page 25: Basic Shooting Operations

    Basic shooting operations Preparing to shoot Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 19) Lift up the viewfinder, press the side of the card slot cover (A), and slide the cover (B) to open it. Insert the P card securely in the card slot. Push the P card eject button to the direction of the arrow, and close the card slot cover.
  • Page 26: Checking Photos Taken (Rec Check)

    Basic shooting operations (continued) Checking photos taken (REC CHECK) In the shooting pause mode, press the REC CHECK button. This plays back about 2 seconds of the video and audio of the most recently recorded clip before returning to pause mode. •...
  • Page 27: Recording Times

    Press the MENU button. • For menu operation (Page 95) Operation lever PUSH-SET MENU button Mode button Recording times DVCPRO/DV - Card model Capacity channel audio AJ-P2C004HG 4 GB approx. 16 min. AJ-P2C008HG 8 GB approx. 32 min. AJ-P2C016RG 16 GB approx.
  • Page 28: Remove The P2 Card

    Basic shooting operations (continued) Remove the P card Lift up the viewfinder, press the side of the card slot cover (A), and slide the cover (B) to open it. Check that the P card access lamp is not blinking orange. Raise the P card eject button and press it.
  • Page 29: Using Sd/Sdhc Memory Cards

    Using SD/SDHC memory cards You can use SD and SDHC memory cards (the term “SD memory card” is used for both hereafter) to save and load SCENE files and USER files, and to upload clip meta data. (Page 56) Installing and removing the SD memory card Installation Lift up the viewfinder, press the side of the...
  • Page 30: Using The Zoom Function

    Using the zoom function This camera has a 13 x optical zoom function. Zoom with the zoom button or the zoom ring. Zoom button Set the ZOOM switch to SERVO so that you can use the motor-driven zoom. Zoom in Zoom out Gently press the zoom button on the grip to zoom slowly, firmly press to zoom faster.
  • Page 31: Variable Frame Rates (Vfr)

    Variable frame rates (VFR) By taking full advantage of the special characteristics of P2 cards, this unit provides frame skipping (undercranking) recording and highspeed (overcranking) recording, which are actually movie techniques, without the use of a frame rate converter. (Either the 25PN (30PN or 24PN) mode must be set for this.) Since the camera-recorder records only the effective frames (native recording), recording is possible for 2 times as long compared with recording in the 25P or 50P mode (standard recording), and for between 2 times and 2.5 times as long compared with recording in the 24P, 30P or 60P mode (standard recording).
  • Page 32 Variable frame rates (VFR) (continued) PN mode: The camera-recorder shoots in the 24 fps native mode. The video signals delivering images at a rate of 24 fps are recorded in 24 frames. The signals are recorded only in the effective frames so recording is possible for 2.5 times as long.
  • Page 33: Native Recording

    Native recording Using the REC FORMAT function (Page 105) on the RECORDING SETUP screen, select 70P/5PN (70P/30PN) or 70P/PN as the recording format. Select the appropriate scene file using the SCENE FILE dial. If necessary, before doing this, perform the camera settings from the setting menu, and register the scene file.
  • Page 34: Using Variable Frame Rates (Vfr)

    Variable frame rates (VFR) (continued) Using variable frame rates (VFR) Standard speed shooting for movie production When making movies to show on a screen, a frame rate of 24 fps (frames per second), which is the same as for films, is the norm (1x speed). If you use the settings below, the same kind of playback as with screenings can be obtained.
  • Page 35: Shooting In 1080I/576I (80I) Progressive Mode

    Shooting in 1080i/576i (80i) progressive mode Shooting in 1080i/576i progressive mode Selecting 1080i/25P or 576i/25P in the REC FORMAT option (Page 105) of the setting menu RECORDING SETUP screen enables shooting in progressive mode. 5P mode: Shoot 25 frames a second in the progressive mode.
  • Page 36: Shooting In Manual Mode

    Shooting in manual mode Set the unit to manual mode when manually adjusting the focus, iris, gain and white balance. Switching to manual mode Slide the AUTO/MANUAL switch to MANUAL to switch to the manual mode. ( and LCD go out). Manual focusing Focus ring FOCUS switch...
  • Page 37: Using Focus Assist

    Using focus assist Pressing the FOCUS ASSIST button magnifies the center portion of the image or brings up a frequency distribution graph at the top right of the image to assist during manual focusing. You can use the FOCUS ASSIST setting on the SW MODE screen to change the viewfinder and LCD monitor displays that appear when the FOCUS ASSIST button is pressed.
  • Page 38: Adjusting The Gain

    Shooting in manual mode (continued) Adjusting the gain When the display is dark, increase the gain to brighten the display. GAIN switch If the camera is in auto mode, use the AUTO/MANUAL switch to switch to manual mode. (Page 36) Switch the gain with the GAIN switch.
  • Page 39: Adjusting The White Balance

    Adjusting the white balance In order to reproduce the white accurately, adjust the ratio between the three RGB primary colors. If the white balance is not adjusted properly, not only will the white be reproduced poorly but the color tones of the entire screen will also be downgraded. When you are shooting in manual mode, readjust the white balance whenever lighting conditions change.
  • Page 40: Black Balance Adjustments

    Shooting in manual mode (continued) Using presets Use this feature when you have no time to make white balance adjustments. If the camera is in auto mode, use the AUTO/MANUAL switch to switch to manual mode ( on the viewfinder and LCD goes out).
  • Page 41: Shooting Techniques For Different Targets

    Shooting techniques for different targets Low-angle shooting Set the Recording enable/disable switch to ON and use the START/STOP button on the handle to make it easier to shoot from low angles. • Set the Recording enable/disable switch to OFF to prevent inadvertent use of the START/STOP button on the handle when this function is not needed.
  • Page 42: Checking And Displaying Shooting Status

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) Checking and displaying shooting status DISP/MODE CHK button When you hold down the DISP/MODE CHK button during recording standby or recording, all the information including the setting status of the shooting functions and a list of functions allocated to the USER buttons, will be displayed.
  • Page 43: Optical Image Stabilizer

    Optical Image Stabilizer Use the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) to reduce the effects of camera shake when shooting by hand. Press the OIS button to turn the function on and off. appears on the screen when this function is on. Turn the function off when using a tripod for more natural images.
  • Page 44: Waveform Monitor Function

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) Waveform monitor function Press the WFM button in CAM mode to display a waveform of the image on the LCD monitor. Pressing the WFM button once again closes the waveform display. • WFM (Page 104) on the setting menu SW MODE screen allows you to switch between the waveform and vector display.
  • Page 45: 2-Slot Continuous Recording

    -slot continuous recording If you insert two P2 cards into the two card slots, this function allows you to record continuously on the two cards. You can also record continuously on three or more cards by replacing one card while data is being recorded on the other.
  • Page 46: Last Clip Delete Function

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) LAST CLIP DELETE function Assign LAST CLIP to any of the USER 1 – 3 buttons to enable a convenient way to delete the last recorded clip. Pressing the USER button to which LAST CLIP was assigned displays a YES/NO confirmation dialog on the screen.
  • Page 47: Using The Special Recording Functions

    Using the special recording functions Making the settings in the RECORDING SETUP screen (Page 105) enables special recording functions such as Pre-recording, Interval Recording, One Shot Recording, and Loop Recording. These special recording functions can be used only when the settings below are established. •...
  • Page 48: One-Shot Recording (One-Shot Rec)

    Using the special recording functions (continued) • No sound is recorded. • All data recorded while this mode is active will be contained in one file. • No guarantees are made for the 1394 output images. • Operation is not possible even if only one of the inserted cards is DIR ENTRY NG CARD.
  • Page 49 • Use two P2 cards each with a recording capacity of more than one minute. Recording stops when either card is ejected. • This function does not work during 1394 input recording. • The pre-recording function does not work. • Operation is not possible even if only one of the inserted cards is DIR ENTRY NG CARD.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Shutter Speed

    Adjusting the shutter speed SHUTTER button SPEED SELECT button BARS SHUTTER SPEES SELECT CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT INPUT1 INT(L) INT(R) INPUT1 INPUT2 INPUT2 MIC POWER+48V AUDIO COUNTER RESET/TC SET ZEBRA EVF DTL Press the SHUTTER button. Each time you press the SHUTTER button, the shutter speed switches between normal (OFF) and the speed you selected with the SPEED SELECT button.
  • Page 51: Synchro Scan

    With artificial lighting and especially fluorescent lights and mercury-vapor lamps, the luminance changes in synchronization with the power line frequency. When this frequency is 50 Hz, mutual interference will occur between the camerarecorder’s vertical sync frequency (approx. 60 Hz) and the lighting frequency (50 Hz). This means that the white balance may change periodically.
  • Page 52: Switching Audio Input

    Switching Audio Input During shooting, you can record up to four channels of sound. You can also switch the input sound to be recorded on each of the channels to the built-in microphones, external microphones or audio equipment connected to camera. (See table below) CH1* CH2**...
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Recording Level

    Use the CH1 SELECT switch to select the input signal to be recorded to audio channel 1. INT (L): Audio from the built-in microphone Lch is recorded to audio channel 1. INPUT 1: Audio from a device connected to INPUT 1 terminal is recorded to channel 1.
  • Page 54: Using Scene Files

    Using scene files The settings according to the variety of shooting circumstances are stored in each position of scene file dial. When shooting, you can retrieve the necessary file instantly using scene file dial. Scene file dial • During recording, the OPERATION TYPE and FRAME RATE (Page 99) settings remain unchanged even when the scene file is changed.
  • Page 55 When the screen shown below appears, use the Operation lever to enter a 6- character file name. Set the same as user information. (Page 62) • Characters that can be set Space, A to Z, 0 to 9, : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^_-./ When the filename has been set, you can erase all characters using the RESET button on the camera or the remote control.
  • Page 56: Saving Scene Files And Other Settings On Sd Memory Cards

    Saving scene files and other settings on SD memory cards You can save up to four scene file settings or other settings as files on an SD memory card, and you can also load them from the card. • The data in all the scene files, F1 to F6, is rewritten.
  • Page 57 Press the MENU button four times to cancel the menu mode. To load a file 1) Perform steps 1 to 3, select READ in step 4 and push the Operation lever. When reading is completed, READ OK appears. To title a file 1) Perform steps 1 to 4.
  • Page 58: Clip Metadata

    Clip metadata You can add the video and audio systems, name of the videographer, shooting location, text memos and other information to the video data you have recorded on the P2 card. This data is called the clip metadata. (Display method: Page 70) There are two kinds of clip metadata: the data that is recorded automatically during shooting, and the data in the metadata upload file created on the SD...
  • Page 59: Using The Counter

    Using the Counter Counter display You can display a counter that indicates how much time has elapsed during shooting or playback. Press the COUNTER button. Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows. (Page 88) 0 : 00. 00 (CAM mode only) Counter value CLIP 0 : 00.
  • Page 60: Charging The Built-In Battery/Setting The Time Data

    Charging the built-in battery/Setting the time data Recharging the built-in battery The camera’s internal battery saves the date and time. “ ” appears on the screen of the viewfinder or LCD when the internal battery is running low on charge. Do the following to recharge it.
  • Page 61 Push the Operation lever in the q direction to move to the next digit, then push it in the e or r direction to select a value. TC PRESET MONTH h 0 0 m 0 0 s 0 0 f +/–...
  • Page 62: Setting User Information

    Charging the built-in battery/Setting the time data (continued) Setting user information Setting user information allows you to store 8-digit memo (information such as the date and time) in the hexagonal format on the sub code track area. User information is automatically saved in the memory and retained after you turn off the power.
  • Page 63 Push the Operation lever in the e direction to move to YES and press it again. UB PRESET PRESET OK? YES – ––  PUSH STILL Press MENU twice to exit the menus. MENU ENGLISH E-63...
  • Page 64: Basic Playback Operations

    Basic playback operations For details on playing back clips using thumbnails, see Page 65. Operations using the Operation lever Play ( q ) Use this button in stop mode to start playback from the beginning of the selected clip. During playback, the unit enters the variable speed search mode and starts 1x playback.
  • Page 65: Thumbnail Screen

    Thumbnail screen Video data created on the P2 card in one shooting session is called a clip. When the MCR mode has been established, the clips will be displayed on the LCD screen as thumbnails. (When there is a large number of clips, it will take some time for them to be displayed on the screen.) You can perform the following operations using the thumbnail screen.
  • Page 66 Thumbnail screen (continued) Slot number display The number of the slot with the P2 card containing the clip indicated by the yellow frame is shown here. (The number appears in yellow.) If a clip extends over the P2 cards in two slots, both numbers will appear in yellow.
  • Page 67: Adding Shot Marks To Clips

    Adding shot marks to clips Adding shot marks ( ) will make it easier to find the clips you are looking for. Push the Operation lever in the w or q direction to move the yellow frame to the clip to which you will add a shot mark. Press the USER button to which the shot mark function has been allocated.
  • Page 68: Thumbnail Operations

    Thumbnail operations Selecting the thumbnail display method (THUMBNAIL) You can display the kind of clips you want to see as thumbnails. You can also set more precisely how you want the thumbnails to appear on the screen. On the thumbnail screen, press the MENU button.
  • Page 69: Deleting Clips And Formatting Cards (Operation)

    DATE FORMAT: Select year/month/day (YMD), month/day/ year (MDY) or day/month/year (DMY) as the order for displaying the recording date/time. This format will be the same for the recording date displayed by the clip properties and the recording date displayed by DATA DISPLAY. THUMBNAIL SIZE: Select LARGE (3x2) or NORMAL (4x3) for full-screen displays of thumbnails.
  • Page 70: Checking The Clip Or Card Information (Property)

    Thumbnail operations (continued) DELETE: Select this to delete the selected clip. Select YES to delete the clip or NO to cancel the deletion, and press the Operation lever. FORMAT: Select this to format a P2 card or SD memory card. When you move to FORMAT, the card selection screen will appear.
  • Page 71 SYSTEM INFO: The version of the system in this camera is displayed. EXIT: Select this to return to the last screen. • Pressing the DISP/MODE CHK button in a thumbnail screen displays the CLIP PROPERTY screen. Press the button again to return to the thumbnail screen.
  • Page 72: Editing The Recorded Clip Metadata

    Thumbnail operations (continued) P card remaining memory/total memory The P2 card’s remaining memory and total memory are displayed here in 1-minute increments. Fractions of a minute are rounded off, meaning the display may not match the slot total. Card warning mark This mark is displayed when one of the following warnings applies to a P2 card.
  • Page 73: Uploading The Metadata (Meta Data)

    • When deleting items of LOCATION (shooting location) in SHOOT, items cannot be deleted independently. Make ALTITUDE blank, and the other items (LONGITUDE/LATITUDE) are also deleted. • Metadata of a clip with the incomplete clip indicator cannot be edited. To edit metadata of a clip recorded in multiple P2 cards, insert all the P2 cards containing video data of the clip before starting editing.
  • Page 74 Thumbnail operations (continued) PROPERTY: Select this to display the metadata which has been recorded in the unit. Push the Operation lever in the e or r direction, select PROPERTY and push the Operation lever to view the desired data. The Operation lever also allows you to change the data.
  • Page 75: Useful Playback Functions

    Useful playback functions Variable speed search This function enables you to change the playback speed and search for specific scenes. Press the Operation lever in the q (playback) direction during playback. On the remote control, press the VAR. SEARCH button. INDEX SELECT STORE...
  • Page 76: Clip Skip

    Useful playback functions (continued) Clip skip Press h (pause) during playback to set the unit to the pause mode. Push the Operation lever in the t (rewind) or y (fast-forward) direction. Camera Adjusting the volume MENU THUMBNAIL PUSH-SET PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR Camera With the PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR button, adjust the volume of the sound that is...
  • Page 77: Connecting External Units

    Connecting external units Headphones • Sound is no longer heard from the speaker when the headphones are connected. External microphone Microphone (optional) AG-MC00G • When attaching an external microphone to the microphone shoe, use the supplied microphone holder and microphone holder adapter. •...
  • Page 78: Computer (Non-Linear Editing/File Transfer)

    Connecting external units (continued) Computer (non-linear editing/file transfer) When connecting a 139 cable  • Attach the provided two ferrite cores (length: 30 mm) to the both ends of the cable. After passing the cable as shown in the figure on the right, close the ferrite cores until they click into place and lock.
  • Page 79: Hard Disk Drive (Data Copying)

    When connecting the unit to an Apple Macintosh computer • Connect the 1394 cable after turning on the power of the Apple Macintosh computer. Otherwise, the unit may not be mounted. • The unit may not be recognized after the Apple Macintosh computer has been placed in the hibernation state by its power-saving setting.
  • Page 80: Digital Video Equipment (Dubbing)

    Connecting external units (continued) Digital video equipment (Dubbing) This camera Ferrite core (included) 1394 6-pin 139 cable (optional) You can connect a digital video unit equipped with a 139 connector and digitally transfer video  and audio signals as well as time code. •...
  • Page 81: Video Deck (Dubbing)

    Video deck (Dubbing) BNC cable (optional) COMPONENT Component video cable (included) AUTO REC function When recording is started or stopped on this camera, recording start/stop information can be output through the SDI (HD) connector to control external device. * The external device should support this function. TV/Monitor (playback/dubbing) BNC cable (optional)
  • Page 82: Nonlinear Editing With P Card (Pc Mode)

    Nonlinear editing with P card (PC mode) You can edit the video data on P2 cards nonlinearly by connecting the unit to a computer used for editing by means of a USB cable (Windows) or 1394 cable (Apple Macintosh).* Page 78) *1 When the unit is connected to a computer with a 1394 cable, you can only read data from P2 cards but you cannot write data to P2 cards.
  • Page 83 Proceed with nonlinear editing using your computer. An icon for the P2 card contents appears as a removable disk in My Computer of your computer. • For further details, refer to the instructions for your computer’s editing software. • When replacing one card with another, if the USB connection is used, check that the access lamp is not flashing and that the data on the card is not being accessed before...
  • Page 84: Copying From P Cards To The Hard Disk Drive (139 Host Mode)

    Copying from P cards to the hard disk drive (139 HOST mode) • Use an HDD (hard disk drive) that has sufficient capacity to permit copying. • Before copying the data, format the hard disk drive so that it can be used by the unit. Bear in mind that this process will delete all the data on the drive.
  • Page 85 To check the HDD status The color of indicates the HDD status, as below. White: HDD is connected and can be used. Black: HDD is not connected. Red: Copy cannot be made to the HDD since it is incorrectly formatted, etc. •...
  • Page 86: Warnings

    Copying from P cards to the hard disk drive (139 HOST mode) (continued) Warnings HDD CAPACITY FULL! There is not enough free memory on the HDD. TOO MANY PARTITIONS! There are too many partitions.* HDD DISCONNECTED! The HDD has been disconnected. CANNOT FORMAT! Initializing cannot be performed.
  • Page 87: Dubbing

    Dubbing Digital input/output You can perform dubbing with a high image quality by means of digital signals by using a 1394 cable to connect this unit to a digital video unit equipped with a 1394 connector. Connect the digital video equipment to this unit.
  • Page 88: Screen Displays

    Screen displays Regular displays TC 12 : 34 : 56 : 00 REM O T E 1394 HD1080i 1394 83 % 60 : 24P Time code displays Each time you press the COUNTER button, the display switches over to the following data (or no indication).
  • Page 89 3 AUTO/MANUAL switch operation display This display appears if a function which has been set on the setting menu AUTO SW screen is operating when the AUTO/MANUAL switch has been pressed. Backup unit displays The status of the backup unit connected to the 1394 connector is displayed here.
  • Page 90 Screen displays (continued) 19 IRIS display In CAM mode, displays the F value during shooting. Only in the 576i (480i) DV format, the F value during shooting is also displayed during playback when ON was selected under CAMERA DATA of the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP screen.
  • Page 91 33 Media remaining memory display Displays the remaining time. • In P2 CARD REMAIN on the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP screen, select TOTAL to display total remaining time for all inserted cards or ONE-CARD (highlighted) to display the time remaining only on the card selected for recording.
  • Page 92: Warnings

    Screen displays (continued) Warnings COPY INHIBITED Can not record correctly because of the input signal copy-guarded. EXTERNAL139 DISCONNECT When the 1394 CONTROL item of the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen of the Setup menu is set to EXT and recording without connecting external units with 1394 terminal, this display appears.
  • Page 93 WARNING When trouble occurs with camera systems, WARNING is displayed. FOCUS LOCK (Abnormal focus operation) PSD NG (Abnormal vibration detected) GYRO NG (Abnormal Optical Image Stabilizer control) 139 This is displayed when trouble has occurred in the 1394 connections or signals. 139 INITIAL ERROR (connection error) 139 INPUT ERROR (input error) 139 INPUT ERROR (OTHER FORMAT) (wrong...
  • Page 94: Setting The Display Items

    Screen displays (continued) Setting the DISPLAY items Display the following items on the viewfinder and LCD monitor screen by pressing the DISP/MODE CHK button or by configuring OTHER DISPLAY of the DISPLAY SETUP screen of the setup menus. (Page 110) Displays 1 Time code display 3 AUTO/MANUAL switch operation display...
  • Page 95: Using The Setup Menus

    Using the setup menus Use the setup menus to change the settings to suit the scenes you are shooting or what you are recording. MENU button PUSH-SET Operation lever Using the menus • If the thumbnail menu is displayed, press the THUMBNAIL button to release the display.
  • Page 96: Initializing The Menu Settings

    Using the setup menus (continued) Initializing the menu settings The menu settings contain both the user file settings and the scene file settings. You can initialize them separately. To initialize the user file (i.e. all the settings other than the scene file settings) Select INITIAL in USER FILE of the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen.
  • Page 97: Setup Menu Structure

    Setup menu structure CAM (camera) mode menu CAMERA MENU SCENE FILE (Pages 99 - 101) CAMERA SETUP ASPECT CONV (Page 101) SETUP* SW MODE (Pages 102 - 104) AUTO SW A.IRIS (Pages 104 - 105) RECORDING SETUP (Pages 105 - 108) CMPNT/SDI SEL SDI OUT SDI METADATA...
  • Page 98: Mcr (Playback) Mode Menu

    Setup menu structure (continued) MCR (playback) mode menu MCR MENU RECORDING SETUP (Pages 105 - 108) PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS (Page 108) AV IN/OUT SETUP (Pages 108 - 109) DISPLAY SETUP (Pages 109 - 111) OTHER FUNCTIONS (Pages 111 - 113) OPTION MENU (Page 114) * Only when set to 59.94 Hz E-98...
  • Page 99: Setup Menu List

    Setup menu list SCENE FILE screen Display Item mode LOAD/SAVE/INIT (Camera) OPERATION TYPE (Camera) FRAME RATE (Camera) SYNCRO SCAN (Camera) DETAIL LEVEL (Camera) V DETAIL LEVEL (Camera) DETAIL CORING (Camera) CHROMA LEVEL (Camera) CHROMA PHASE (Camera) COLOR TEMP Ach (Camera) Description of settings LOAD: Loads the scene file settings saved using SAVE.
  • Page 100 Setup menu list (continued) SCENE FILE screen (continued) Item COLOR TEMP Bch (Camera) MASTER PED (Camera) A.IRIS LEVEL (Camera) (Camera) GAMMA (Camera) KNEE (Camera) E-100 Display mode Makes fine adjustments to the color temperature (after white balance Bch adjustment). -7...0...+7 Adjusts the master pedestal (black level of the image) as the basis for images.
  • Page 101: Camera Setup Screen

    SCENE FILE screen (continued) Display Item mode MATRIX (Camera) SKIN TONE DTL (Camera) V DETAIL FREQ (Camera) NAME EDIT (Camera) CAMERA SETUP screen Display Item mode ASPECT CONV (Camera) SETUP (Camera) (Only when set to 59.94 Hz) Description of settings Selects the MATRIX table suitable for the desired color expression during shooting.
  • Page 102: Sw Mode Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) SW MODE screen Item MID GAIN (Camera) HIGH GAIN (Camera) (Camera) HANDLE ZOOM (Camera) IRIS DIAL (Camera) E-10 Display mode Sets the gain value assigned to the M position of the GAIN switch. 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 1dB Sets the gain value assigned to the H position of the GAIN switch.
  • Page 103 SW MODE screen (continued) Display Item mode USER1 (Camera) USER (Camera) USER3 (Camera) Description of settings Selects the function assigned to the USER1 button. REC CHECK: Performs Rec Check. SPOTLIGHT: Auto iris control for the spotlight ON/OFF. BACKLIGHT: Auto iris control for the backlight compensation. (Page 43) BLACKFADE: Blackfade (Page 43) WHITEFADE:...
  • Page 104: Auto Sw Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) SW MODE screen (continued) Item FOCUS ASSIST (Camera) MF ASSIST (Camera) (Camera) (Camera) AUTO SW screen Item A.IRIS (Camera) E-10 Display mode Allocates a function to the FOCUS ASSIST button. EXPANDED: Magnifies the center portion of the image. GRAPH: Displays a frequency distribution graph at the top right in the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
  • Page 105: Recording Setup Screen

    AUTO SW screen (continued) Display Item mode (Camera) (Camera) (Camera) RECORDING SETUP screen Display Item mode REC FORMAT (Camera) MCR FORMAT (MCR) 576i (80i) REC MODE (Camera) 576i (80i) MCR MODE (MCR) REC FUNCTION (Camera) ONE-SHOT TIME (Camera) INTERVAL TIME (Camera) PREREC MODE (Camera)
  • Page 106 Setup menu list (continued) RECORDING SETUP screen (continued) Item MIC ALC (Camera) MIC GAIN 1 (Camera) MIC GAIN  (Camera) 5M REC CH SEL (Camera) 139 TC REGEN (MCR) TC MODE (Camera) (Only when set to (MCR) 59.94 Hz) (Camera) (MCR) TC PRESET (Camera)
  • Page 107 RECORDING SETUP screen (continued) Display Item mode 139 UB REGEN (MCR) UB MODE (Camera) (MCR) UB PRESET (Camera) (MCR) 139 IN PRESET (MCR) Description of settings Selects the user information used when recording the signals from equipment connected to the 1394 terminal. Records using the user information of the signal input through the 1394 terminal.
  • Page 108: Playback Functions Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) RECORDING SETUP screen (continued) Item TIME STAMP (Camera) PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen Item AUDIO OUT (MCR) AV IN/OUT SETUP screen Item CMPNT/SDI SEL (Camera) (MCR) SDI OUT (Camera) (MCR) SDI METADATA (Camera) (MCR) SDI EDH (Camera) (MCR) E-108 Display mode...
  • Page 109: Display Setup Screen

    AV IN/OUT SETUP screen (continued) Display Item mode DOWNCON MODE (Camera) (MCR) HP MODE (Camera) TEST TONE (Camera) INT MIC (Camera) DISPLAY SETUP screen Display Item mode ZEBRA DETECT 1 (Camera) ZEBRA DETECT  (Camera) MARKER (Camera) SAFETY ZONE (Camera) FOCUS BAR (Camera) VIDEO OUT OSD...
  • Page 110 Setup menu list (continued) DISPLAY SETUP screen (continued) Item DATE/TIME (Camera) (MCR) LEVEL METER (Camera) (MCR) ZOOM·FOCUS (Camera) CARD/BATT (Camera) (MCR) PCARD REMAIN (Camera) (MCR) OTHER DISPLAY (Camera) (MCR) CAMERA DATA (MCR) LCD BACKLIGHT (Camera) (MCR) LCD SET (Camera) (MCR) EVF SET (Camera) (MCR)
  • Page 111: Card Functions Screen

    DISPLAY SETUP screen (continued) Display Item mode REC COUNTER (Camera) CARD FUNCTIONS screen Display Item mode SCENE FILE (Camera) USER FILE (Camera) SD CARD FORMAT (Camera) OTHER FUNCTIONS screen Display Item mode USER FILE (Camera) (MCR) REMOTE (Camera) (MCR) Description of settings Selects counter operation during recording.
  • Page 112 Setup menu list (continued) OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Item 139 CONTROL (Camera) 139 CMD SEL (Camera) PC MODE (Camera) (MCR) ACCESS LED (Camera) (MCR) REC LAMP (Camera) BEEP SOUND (Camera) CLOCK SET (Camera) (MCR) E-11 Display mode Sets the control method for backup recording using a backup unit connected to the 1394 terminal.
  • Page 113 OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Display Item mode TIME ZONE (Camera) (MCR) POWER SAVE (Camera) SYSTEM FREQ (Camera) (MCR) MENU INIT (Camera) (MCR) OPERATION (Camera) (MCR) Description of settings Adds to or deducts from GMT the time value of -12:00 to +13:00 in 30-minute steps.
  • Page 114: Option Menu Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) OPTION MENU screen This menu is displayed when the DISP/MODE CHK button is held down, and after the details of the shooting status are displayed, the MENU button is then pressed.Use it to check the connection status during nonlinear editing.
  • Page 115: Before Calling For Service

    Before calling for service Power supply There’s no power. • Make sure the battery and AC adapter are connected properly. Check the connections again. Power shuts off for no • To prevent the battery from running down needlessly, the camera- apparent reason.
  • Page 116 Before calling for service (continued) Shooting Cannot start shooting. Cannot focus automatically. Cannot shoot even though the P2 card is inserted correctly. Cannot perform interval recording, one-shot recording or loop recording. Editing Cannot perform nonlinear editing. Cannot dub onto an external device.
  • Page 117 Playback Cannot play even when I • Make sure the MCR lamp is on (press the mode button). press the play button. No kind of playback operation can be performed unless this lamp is on. Mosaic-like noise appears • This noise is inherent to digital video technology. when I cue or review a This is normal.
  • Page 118: Operating Precautions

    Operating precautions Do not allow any water to get into the camera- recorder when using it in the rain or snow or at the beach. • Failure to heed this precaution will cause the camera-recorder or P2 card to malfunction (and may result in irreparable damage).
  • Page 119 What to remember when throwing memory cards away or transferring them to others Formatting memory cards or deleting data using the functions of the unit or a computer will merely change the file management information: it will not completely erase the data on the cards. When throwing these cards away or transferring them to others, either physically destroy them or use a data deletion program for computers (commercially...
  • Page 120: Updating The Driver In The Camera

    Updating the driver in the camera For the latest information on drivers, visit the P2 Support Desk at the following Web sites. To update a driver, select PROPERTY on the thumbnail menu and then SYSTEMINFO to check the camera-recorder’s version, go to the site given above, and download the driver as necessary. The updating procedure is completed when the downloaded file has been loaded into the camera-recorder via the SD memory card.
  • Page 121: Cleaning

    Cleaning When cleaning, do not use benzene or thinner. • Using benzine or paint thinners may deform the camera-recorder and/or cause the surface finish to peel off. • Before proceeding with maintenance, remove the battery or disconnect the AC cord from the power outlet.
  • Page 122: Storage Precautions

    Storage Precautions Before storing the camera-recorder, remove the battery. Store all of these items in a place with low humidity and relatively constant temperature. [Recommended temperature range: 15°C to 25°C] [Recommended relative humidity: 40% to 60%] Video camera • Wrap the video camera in a soft cloth to keep the dust off.
  • Page 123: How To Handle Data Recorded On P Cards

    How to handle data recorded on P cards The P2 card is a semiconductor memory card that is used as the recording medium in the professional video production and broadcasting devices that make up the DVCPRO P2 Series.  Since data recorded in the DVCPRO P2 format are in a file format, they have excellent compatibility with PCs.
  • Page 124: Checkpoints For Using Memory Cards

    Checkpoints for using memory cards In this unit, use SD memory cards that are compatible with the SD or SDHC standard. When using miniSD or miniSDHC cards in this unit, be sure to use the special adapter. (The unit will not operate correctly if only the adapter is inserted.
  • Page 125: Recording Format List

    Recording format list • When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz DVCPRO HD 720P/25PN Video format DVCPRO50 DVCPRO 1080i/50i DVCPRO HD 720P/50P Video 720P/25PN format DVCPRO50 DVCPRO 576i/50i • When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.9 Hz DVCPRO HD 720P/30PN Video format 720P/24PN...
  • Page 126: Appendix

    Appendix Selecting the USER CLIP NAME recording method Press the MENU button and select META DATA " PROPERTY " USER CLIP NAMEto select the recording method. Two options are available: TYPE1and TYPE2. TYPE1 USER CLIP NAME to be recorded If clip metadata has Uploaded data been read in If no clip metadata...
  • Page 127: Specifications

    Specifications [GENERAL] Supply voltage: DC7.2 V/7.9 V Power consumption 10.9 W (when the LCD monitor is not used) 11.7 W (when the LCD monitor is used) 13.8 W (max.) indicates safety information. Ambient operating temperature 0 °C to 40 °C Ambient operating humidity 10% to 85% (no condensation) Weight...
  • Page 128 Specifications (continued) [AUDIO P] (DVCPRO HD 1080i 720P) Sampling frequency 48 kHz Quantizing 16 bit/4 CH Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz [MEMORY CARD] Video recording formats: DVCPRO HD 1080i/50i (25P over 50i) 720P/50P (25P over 50P) 720P/25PN (Native recording) 1080i/60i (30P over 60i, 24P over 60i, 24PA over 60i) 720P/60P (30P over 60P, 24P over 60P)
  • Page 129 [AC ADAPTER] Power Source: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 24 W Power Output: 7.9 V DC, 1.9 A (Video Camera) 8.4 V DC, 1.2 A (Charge) indicates safety information. Weight 160 g Dimensions (W x H x D) 70.0 mm x 44.5 mm x 116.0 mm Inrush current, measured according to European standard EN55103-1: 5A Weight and dimensions are approximate.
  • Page 130 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.
  • Page 131 Professional & Broadcast IT Systems Business Unit Europe Panasonic AVC Systems Europe a Division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Hagenauer Str. 43, 65203 Wiesbaden-Biebrich Deutschland Tel: +49-611-235-481 Panasonic Systems Asia Pacific (Broadcast Regional Operation Center) 2 Jalan Kilang Barat, Panasonic Building, Singapore 159346 Tel: +65-6270-0110 ©...

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