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Panasonic AJ-PX270EJ Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic AJ-PX270EJ Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
Memory Card Camera-Recorder
AJ-PX270EJ
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VQT5J85A(E)

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  • Page 1 P2HD 5 Year Warranty Repair Program. For details, see page 5. http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e/ Operating Instructions Memory Card Camera-Recorder AJ-PX270EJ Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH W0214HM0 -YI VQT5J85A(E)
  • Page 2: Read This First

    Read this first! Read this first! indicates safety information. WARNING: CAUTION: • To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do Do not jar, swing, or shake the unit by its handle not expose this equipment to rain or moisture. while the conversion lens or another accessory is •...
  • Page 3 Directive 1999/5/EC. Customers can download a copy of the original DoC for this product from our DoC server: http://www.ptc.panasonic.de/ Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation, Osaka, Japan Importer’s name and address of pursuant to EU rules: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany –...
  • Page 4 Read this first! r Batteries that may be used with this product (Correct as of March 2014) Panasonic VW-VBD58 batteries may be used with this product. Note regarding the Power Management function specified under COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1275/2008 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
  • Page 5 Details about user registration and the extended warranty: 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 6 f SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. f HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/ or other countries. f MMC (Multi Media Card) is a registered trademark of Infineon Technologies AG. f Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Read this first! Adjusting image quality Detail function Chapter 1 Overview Skin tone function RB gain control function Before using the camera Chroma setting function Use of the camera on a system Matrix function Basic configuration devices Color correction function Expanded configuration devices Black control function What you can do with this camera...
  • Page 8 Contents Locking the video signal to the external reference signal Connecting to external devices in USB host mode Setting the time data Chapter 9 Network Connection Recording of time codes and user bits User bits settings Network connection How to input user bits Available functions Setting the time code Operating environment...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Overview

    Overview Chapter 1 Before using the camera, read this chapter. For accessories, refer to the leaflet supplied with the product.
  • Page 10: Before Using The Camera

    Chapter 1 Overview — Before using the camera Before using the camera r When using this product during rain or snow or when at the beach, be careful that water does not get inside the camera recorder. Water causes damage to the camera recorder and memory card. (Repair may be impossible) r Keep the camera recorder away from devices (TVs, TV games, etc.) that produce magnetism.
  • Page 11 6 This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group. For details on these descriptions (originally provided in English) and how to obtain the source code, visit the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ We do not accept inquiries about the details of the source code obtained by the customer.
  • Page 12: Use Of The Camera On A System

    * For the latest information on P2 cards and SD memory cards that are not described in the Operating Instructions, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Expanded configuration devices You can also use the following devices in addition to the basic configuration devices.
  • Page 13: What You Can Do With This Camera

    Chapter 1 Overview — What you can do with this camera What you can do with this camera This camera is a P2 hand-held camera recorder with the following features. f The camera has an optical 22x cam-type zoom and a newly-developed 1/3-type 2.2 million pixel 3MOS sensor with high sensitivity F11 (59.94 Hz)/F12 (50 Hz) and low noise.
  • Page 14: Connecting To The Network

    Cables are optionally available. They are not supplied with the camera. Use an HDMI cable (optional) with double shielding. For the HDMI cable, using Panasonic HDMI cable is recommended. For the BNC cable (optional) connected to the <SDI OUT> terminal, prepare a double-shielded cable equivalent to 5C-FB.
  • Page 15: Chapter 2 Description Of Parts

    Description of Parts Chapter 2 This chapter describes the names, functions, and operations of parts on the camera.
  • Page 16: Left Side

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Left side Left side 26 27 13 14 1 Focus ring (page 46) Focus manually when the <FOCUS> switch is set to <M>. 2 Zoom ring (page 53) Adjust the zoom manually when the <ZOOM> switch is set to <MANUAL>. 3 Lens cover switching lever (page 29) Open/close the lens cover.
  • Page 17 Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Left side 13 <AUTO/MANUAL> switch Select the method to adjust the focus, gain, iris, white balance, and shutter speed at shooting. You can set the function to assign to <AUTO> in the main menu → [AUTO SW]. <AUTO>: Adjust automatically.
  • Page 18: Right Side

    Make sure that the card has been inserted into the adaptor before use.) - Use of Panasonic SD memory cards and miniSD/microSD cards is recommended. Be sure to format cards on the camera before use.
  • Page 19 Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Right side 15 <CAM REMOTE> terminal (page 149) Connect the remote control (optional) to control some functions remotely. <FOCUS IRIS>: (3.5 mm mini jack) Control the focus operation and iris operation remotely. <ZOOM S/S>: (2.5 mm mini jack) Control the zoom operation and start/stop operation of recording remotely. 16 Tripod holes Attach the tripod.
  • Page 20: Front Side, Rear Side

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Front side, rear side Front side, rear side 1 Built-in microphone (page 62) This is the built-in stereo microphone. 2 Light sensor Detects indoor and outdoor light. 3 Front tally lamp (page 41) Lights during shooting. This lamp will blink when the battery level becomes low. 4 Recording button (front side) (page 43) Press this button to start recording.
  • Page 21 Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Front side, rear side 22 <LAN> terminal (page 162) Connect the LAN cable. 23 <DC IN 12V> terminal (page 26) This is the input terminal for the external power supply. Connect the supplied AC adaptor. –...
  • Page 22: Top Side

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Top side Top side 14 15 16 1 Light shoe Attach the video light. 2 Recording button (handle side) (page 43) Press this button to start recording. Press it again to stop recording. This includes hold mechanism. 3 Zoom lever (grip side) (page 53) Adjust the zoom of an image.
  • Page 23 Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Top side 14 <(> button This works when the thumbnail screen is displayed. Press this button to stop playback. Press this button when you stop interval recording or one-shot recording, or when you end combining to the clip of one-clip recording. 15 <)>...
  • Page 24: Chapter 3 Preparation

    Preparation Chapter 3 Before you use the camera, mount the battery following the procedures in this chapter. The mounting of accessories is also described in this chapter.
  • Page 25: Power Supply

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Power supply Power supply A battery or AC adaptor can be used as the power supply. Charging the battery The battery is not charged at the time of purchase. Fully charge the battery in the battery charger before using the battery. It is recommended that you have one extra battery.
  • Page 26: Attaching And Removing The Battery

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Power supply Attaching and removing the battery Attaching Insert the battery until you hear it clicks. Removing Lock release button Power switch Battery release button Turn the power switch to <OFF> while holding down the lock release button. Make sure that the LCD monitor has gone off.
  • Page 27 Chapter 3 Preparation — Power supply Connect the AC adaptor to the <DC IN 12V> terminal. Removing Turn the power switch to <OFF> while holding down the lock release button. Make sure that the LCD monitor has gone off. Remove the AC adaptor from the <DC IN 12V> terminal. NOTE t When not using the camera, remove the AC cable from the power outlet.
  • Page 28: Attaching And Adjusting Accessories

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Attaching and adjusting accessories Attaching and adjusting accessories Adjusting the grip strap Adjust the grip strap so that it fits the size of your hand. Open the cover and adjust the length of the strap. Replace the cover. Attach the cover firmly.
  • Page 29: Attaching The Eye Cup

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Attaching and adjusting accessories Attaching Center of camera The side with the index of the lens hood Align the index of the lens hood with the center of the camera body and attach. Position the lens hood so that the side with the index of the lens hood is facing upwards. Rotate the lens hood clockwise until it locks in with a click.
  • Page 30: Attaching The Front Microphone

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Attaching and adjusting accessories Attaching the front microphone Microphones such as a super-directional microphone AG-MC200G (optional) can be attached. Screws for tapped hole protection are attached on the camera body. Remove those screws when you attach the microphone holder. Screw for the microphone holder Microphone cable clamp Microphone holder...
  • Page 31: Turning On/Off The Power

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Turning on/off the power Turning on/off the power Lock release button Power switch How to turn on the power Align the power switch to <ON> while holding down the lock release button. The LCD monitor lights up. How to turn off the power Align the power switch to <OFF>...
  • Page 32: Setting The Date/Time Of The Internal Clock

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Setting the date/time of the internal clock Setting the date/time of the internal clock The value of the time is recorded to content (clips) and affects the thumbnail playback order. Before recording, be sure to check and set the date and time zone.
  • Page 33: P2 Card

    Chapter 3 Preparation — P2 card P2 card Inserting a P2 card When using the camera for the first time, be sure to set the time data beforehand. (page 32) Select and use either of the microP2 or P2 memory card slot on the camera. microP2 memory card slot 1 microP2 memory card access LED Eject button...
  • Page 34: Removing A P2 Card

    Chapter 3 Preparation — P2 card Removing a P2 card Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Open the card slot cover. Remove the card. f microP2 memory cards - Press in the microP2 card further into the camera and let go. - The microP2 memory card is released from the card slot, and the microP2 memory card can be removed. f P2 memory cards - Lift the eject button (Fig.
  • Page 35: P2 Card Recording Time

    The driver installed on the camera may be required to be updated depending on the type of P2 card. (page 180) t Refer to our support desk at the following website for the latest information not included in these operating instructions. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ r P2 card recording times...
  • Page 36: Cps (Content Protection System)

    “P2 Viewer Plus” software. For details on downloading P2 Viewer Plus and the operating environment, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ t Follow the steps below to use general IT tools such as Microsoft Windows Explorer or Apple Finder to transfer the data to a computer.
  • Page 37: Assigning Functions To The User Buttons

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Assigning functions to the USER buttons Assigning functions to the USER buttons Selected functions can be assigned to USER1 to USER8. Set the functions to be assigned to [USER1] to [USER8] in the main menu → [USER SW]. Check the setting details using the <DISP/MODE CHK>...
  • Page 38 Chapter 3 Preparation — Assigning functions to the USER buttons Item Description [DEL LAST CLIP] Assigns the function to delete the clip shot immediately beforehand. [SLOT SEL] Assigns the function for switching the card to record when two or more cards are inserted in the microP2 memory card slot. Assigns the function to select the recording target slot between the P2 memory card slot and microP2 memory card slot.
  • Page 39: Adjusting And Setting The Lcd Monitor

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Adjusting and setting the LCD monitor Adjusting and setting the LCD monitor Using the LCD monitor The LCD monitor of this camera is a 3.5 type. Use either the viewfinder or the LCD monitor depending on your purpose and the shooting conditions. Fig.
  • Page 40: Adjusting And Setting The Viewfinder

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Adjusting and setting the viewfinder Adjusting and setting the viewfinder The viewfinder of this camera is a 0.5 type organic EL. Use either the viewfinder or the LCD monitor depending on your purpose and the shooting conditions.
  • Page 41: Tally Lamp

    Chapter 3 Preparation — Tally lamp Tally lamp If set to anything other than [OFF] in the main menu → [OTHER FUNCTIONS] → [TALLY LAMP], you can make up the tally lamp light while photographing. Also, the tally lamp will flash when the following situations occur: f When the remaining capacity of the battery is exhausted (four times per second) f The P2 card has less free space to record and the battery level is low (one time per second) f The P2 card has been removed while being accessed (four times per second)
  • Page 42: Chapter 4 Shooting

    Shooting Chapter 4 This chapter describes the basic procedure for recording. It also describes special shooting methods such as pre-recording and loop recording.
  • Page 43: Basic Procedures

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Basic procedures Basic procedures This section describes the basic procedures for shooting. When you actually start shooting, pre-inspect your system to ensure that it works properly after making preparations. Preparation Attach the fully charged battery, or connect the AC adaptor. (page 25) Set the power switch to <ON>.
  • Page 44: Selecting The Resolution, Codec, And Video Format For Recording

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Basic procedures f Returns to recording standby after checking. f For clips within ten seconds, previous clips are not played back even if the <REC CHECK> button is held down after returning to the start of the current clip.
  • Page 45 Chapter 4 Shooting — Basic procedures r Resolution: 720×576 Setting Recording format [LINE&FREQ] [REC FORMAT] [CAMERA MODE] [576-50i] [DVCPRO50/50i] [50i] 576/50i [DVCPRO/50i] [25P] 576/25P over 50i 2:2 Pull Down [DV/50i] NOTE t In 480i/576i mode, the video aspect ratio for recording and output can be changed. –...
  • Page 46: Adjustable Settings When Shooting

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjustable settings when shooting Adjustable settings when shooting Adjust the iris and gain when shooting. Iris Switch to manual mode with the <AUTO/MANUAL> switch. (page 43) Press the <IRIS> button to switch the adjustment method for the lens aperture. [AUTO IRIS]: Adjusts iris setting automatically.
  • Page 47: Focus Assist Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjustable settings when shooting <M>: Changes to the manual focus mode. Control the focus ring manually to adjust the focus. <c>: Changes to the manual focus mode after the focus distance is set to infinity. This switch is the spring switch. Even when the <FOCUS> switch is pushed towards the <c> side, the switch returns to the <M> position. NOTE t Since the auto focus control may not operate properly if there is a flicker, select a shutter speed that is appropriate to the light.
  • Page 48: Area Mode Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjustable settings when shooting Area mode function You can perform the following operations by displaying the area frame with the control stick. f Area auto focus function Auto focus operation is performed within the area selected with the area frame. f Area auto iris function The iris value is adjusted automatically within the area selected with the area frame.
  • Page 49: Level Gauge Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjustable settings when shooting Level gauge function A level gauge that indicates the horizontal and vertical inclinations of the camera recorder can be displayed on the LCD monitor. Horizontal direction Example) When correcting the inclination towards the left Vertical direction Example) When correcting the downward inclination Yellow lines will be displayed when inclined.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The White And Black Balance

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjusting the white and black balance Adjusting the white and black balance To obtain high-quality video at all times using the camera, the white and black balance must be adjusted according to conditions. To obtain higher image quality, adjust in the order of AWB (white balance adjustment) → ABB (black balance adjustment) → AWB (white balance adjustment).
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Black Balance

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjusting the white and black balance When you have no time to adjust the white balance Set the <WHITE BAL> switch to <PRST>. f Each time the <AWB> button is pressed, the values set in [3200K], [5600K], and main menu → [SW MODE] → [W.BAL VAR] are toggled in order. When [VAR] is selected, turning the <SEL/PUSH SET>...
  • Page 52 Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjusting the white and black balance r Messages displayed in the viewfinder and LCD monitor Status Message Remark During adjustment [ABB ACTIVE] f The adjusted value is automatically stored in Adjustment completed [ABB OK] memory. NOTE t During black balance adjustment, the aperture is set to automatically shut out light.
  • Page 53: Using The Zoom Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Using the zoom function Using the zoom function Adjust the angle of view you want to shoot. The camera has a 22x optical zoom. The zoom can be operated at the following three locations: f Zoom lever (on the grip) f Zoom lever (on the handle) f Zoom ring on the lens Select the zoom operation with the <ZOOM>...
  • Page 54: Adjusting Image Quality

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjusting image quality Adjusting image quality The image quality of the video to be recorded can be set in the main menu → [SCENE FILE]. To change “Advanced settings”, measuring equipment such as vector scope is necessary. Detail function This function thickens or weakens the outlines of images.
  • Page 55: Rb Gain Control Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjusting image quality RB gain control function This function makes settings to add or reduce intensity of red and blue colors according to the position of the <WHITE BAL> switch. The function works when the switch is at the <PRST> position or when automatic white balance is active. It does not work when auto tracking white balance is activated.
  • Page 56: Color Correction Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjusting image quality Color correction function This function sets color saturation and phase. It applies individual effect on 15 phases in a image. It can be set to individual color hue. Yl-R-R R-R-Mg Yl-R R-Mg Yl-Yl-R [(PHASE)] G-Yl Mg-B...
  • Page 57: High Color Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Adjusting image quality r Advanced settings Configure the settings in the main menu → [SCENE FILE] → [KNEE SETTING]. [KNEE MODE]: Sets the operation mode of knee function ([AUTO]/[MANUAL]/[OFF]). f When [AUTO] is selected in [KNEE SETTING] [A.KNEE RESPONSE]: Sets the speed of response.
  • Page 58: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the electronic shutter Setting the electronic shutter Shutter mode The shutter modes available on the electronic shutter of the camera and selectable shutter speeds are as follows. Using a fixed shutter speed f To remove flicker caused by lighting f To shoot fast-moving subjects clearly Using the synchro scan mode f To shoot so that stripe patterns in the horizontal direction are reduced when shooting on the monitor screen...
  • Page 59: Flash Band Compensation (Fbc) Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Flash band compensation (FBC) function Flash band compensation (FBC) function The camera is equipped with a function for compensating and reducing band-like interference (called “flash band”) that occurs due to the MOS pickup device when shooting in environments where flash strobe light such as that from still cameras is present. Change over time Flash firing Shot image...
  • Page 60: Variable Frame Rate (Vfr) Recording Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Variable frame rate (VFR) recording function Variable frame rate (VFR) recording function This camera can shoot quick motion (undercrank) or slow motion (overcrank) video in 1080P and in the AVC-I100 mode. You can select native (PN) recording mode and standard (OVER) recording. In native recording, quick motion and slow motion effects can be obtained without processing recorded images in nonlinear recording system.
  • Page 61 Chapter 4 Shooting — Variable frame rate (VFR) recording function NOTE t During standard variable frame rate recording, pre-recording, loop recording, interval recording, one-shot recording, dual codec recording, and one-clip recording can not be performed. t Audio can be recorded. t Auto iris, auto focus, and auto tracking white balance do not function when the frame rate is set to [9fps] or lower, or when the shutter speed is set to lower than 1/12.
  • Page 62: Selecting Audio Input And Adjusting Recording Levels

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Selecting audio input and adjusting recording levels Selecting audio input and adjusting recording levels The camera supports independent 4-channel sound recording in all recording formats (HD, SD). You can switch audio input recorded on the various channels between the built-in microphone, an external microphone, or a connected audio device. Selecting audio input signals Select the audio signal to be recorded to audio channel 1/2.
  • Page 63: Adjusting The Recording Level

    Common settings for channels 1 through 4. [20dB]: Select to match to the Panasonic AJ series camera recorder for broadcasting. [12dB]: Select to match to the Panasonic AG-HPX170 series camera recorder for business use. Adjustment with the <F.AUDIO LEVEL> dial Adjust not to reach the excessive input while watching the level meter on the LCD monitor or viewfinder screen.
  • Page 64: Getting Position Information Using The Gps

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Getting position information using the GPS Getting position information using the GPS The GPS is built-in the camera. You can record the position information using GPS. During playback, the recorded information can be displayed on the screen. For details, refer to “Mode check display” (page 146). Set [ON] in the main menu →...
  • Page 65: Special Recording Functions

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Special recording functions Special recording functions You can use special recording functions such as pre-recording and loop recording by setting the menu. Pre-recording This function enables recording of video and audio from a fixed amount of time (approx. 3 seconds during HD recording, and approx. 7 seconds during SD recording) before recording is actually started.
  • Page 66: One-Shot Recording

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Special recording functions One-shot recording Recording takes place once for the set amount of time. Set all items in the main menu → [SYSTEM MODE]. Select [ONE SHOT] in the main menu → [RECORDING SETUP] → [RECORDING]. Set the time with [ONE SHOT TIME] in the main menu →...
  • Page 67: One-Clip Recording

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Special recording functions One-clip recording You can record a single recording (from start to stop of recording) not as one clip but as a clip integrating several recordings. Record start Record start Record start First recording Second recording Nth recording Record stop...
  • Page 68: Simultaneous Recording

    (As of March 2014) f Refer to the support desk at the following website for the latest information on software whose operability has been confirmed. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Simultaneous recording This function records the same image onto two microP2 memory cards when the two microP2 memory cards are inserted into two slots.
  • Page 69: Recording Check Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Special recording functions Recording check function f After recording ends, press the <REC CHECK> button automatically to play back approximately three seconds of the latest video and audio. In this way, you can check whether video has been recorded properly. After playback, the camera is again ready to start recording. f Hold down the <REC CHECK>...
  • Page 70: Convenient Shooting Functions

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Convenient shooting functions Convenient shooting functions Low angle shooting When shooting at low angles, releasing the hold cover on the REC button on the handle from the <HOLD> position will allow shooting with the REC button on the handle. f To prevent accidental operation of the REC button on the handle when it is not in use, keep the hold cover to the <HOLD>...
  • Page 71: Displaying Frame Marker

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Convenient shooting functions NOTE t The safety zone marker display is not displayed in the images of terminals <SDI OUT>, <GENLOCK IN/VIDEO OUT>, and <HDMI OUT>. Displaying frame marker Displays when [ON] is set in the main menu → [DISPLAY SETUP] → [FRAME MARK]. Set the angle of view in the main menu →...
  • Page 72: Deleting Last Clip Function

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Convenient shooting functions t Date and time is recorded at the lower right of the video. It is different from the position of the date and time displayed in the viewfinder and LCD monitor. Deleting last clip function You can delete the last clip you shot.
  • Page 73: Multi Formats

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Multi formats Multi formats Selecting recording signals The camera can record HD (1080P, 1080i) signals in the combined format of AVC-Intra, AVC-LongG, DVCPRO HD codecs, and can record SD (480i/576i) signals in the combined format of DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, and DV codecs respectively. Recording and shooting signals can be selected in the main menu →...
  • Page 74 Chapter 4 Shooting — Multi formats System mode Recording function [LINE&FREQ] [REC FORMAT] [CAMERA MODE] [AUDIO SMPL RES] Standard recording Pre-recording Interval recording [60i] [DVCPRO50/60i] [30P] — — [60i] [480-59.94i] [DVCPRO/60i] [16BIT] [30P] — — [60i] [DV/60i] [30P] — — [50i] [DVCPRO50/50i] [25P]...
  • Page 75: List Of Recording Settings And Recording Functions

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Multi formats System mode Recording function Dual codec recording Simultaneous [LINE&FREQ] [REC FORMAT] [CAMERA MODE] [AUDIO SMPL RES] recording HD proxy* SD proxy* [AVC-I100/60P] — — — — [AVC-I100/30PN] — [24BIT]/[16BIT] — — — [1080-59.94P] [AVC-I100/24PN] —...
  • Page 76: Selecting Video Output

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Multi formats Setting Recording setting (setting menu) Recording/operation enabled/disabled One-clip Simultaneous Operation mode [RECORDING] [VFR] Pre-recording recording recording Standard recording [NORMAL] [OFF] Refer to “System modes and recording functions”. Setting Recording setting (setting menu) Recording/operation enabled/disabled Dual codec Operation mode [RECORDING]...
  • Page 77: Recording/Playback And Output Format List

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Multi formats Recording/playback and output format list f Frequencies in signal methods are annotated without fractions. - 59.94 → 60 / 23.98 → 24 / 29.97 → 30 Setting <SDI OUT1> terminal Recording [CAMERA format [LINE&FREQ] [REC FORMAT] [VFR] [FRAME RATE]...
  • Page 78: Dual Codec Recording

    To record the proxy data, use SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards with an indication of class2 or higher. Refer to our support desk at the following website for the latest information not included in these operating instructions. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ When recording the proxy data to an SD memory card, always format the card using the camera.
  • Page 79: Checking The Proxy Data

    Approx. 78 min [LOW 2CH MOV] Approx. 950 kbps Approx. 135 min (These are reference values for continuous recording with Panasonic products. The recording time may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips) Checking the proxy data f The indicator is displayed for the material clips with the proxy data recorded.
  • Page 80: Error Displays About Proxy Data Recordings

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Dual codec recording Checking detailed information of the proxy data Operation methods and panels may differ by version. Press the <THUMBNAIL> button. The thumbnail screen appears on the viewfinder screen and LCD monitor. Select [CLIP PROPERTY] in the main menu → [CLIP] → [PROPERTY]. The clip property screen is displayed.
  • Page 81 Chapter 4 Shooting — Dual codec recording Error displays Behavior and cause Action to take (viewfinder screen) [SD --min] or [SD WP] Proxy data will not be recorded to the SD memory card, but Check the status of the SD memory card. recording to the P2 card will be performed.
  • Page 82: Handling Setting Data

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Handling setting data Handling setting data Setting data file configuration Scene files with [F1:] to [F6:] can be saved on the camera according to the settings in the main menu → [SCENE FILE]. Scene file data ([F1:] to [F6:]) can be saved as a file, and up to eight files can be saved on the SD memory card at a time, which can be loaded and used.
  • Page 83: Performing Operations On Sd Memory Cards

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Handling setting data Inserting SD memory cards Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Open the slot cover. (Fig. 1) Insert the SD memory card into the SD memory card slot with the label side of the card upward, and close the slot cover. (Fig. 2) NOTE t The SD memory card must be inserted with the correct side facing the SD card slot.
  • Page 84: How To Use User Data

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Handling setting data Select [YES] in the confirmation screen and press the control stick (or <SEL/PUSH SET> dial button). (Fig. 1) Not to format the memory card, select [NO] and press the control stick (or <SEL/PUSH SET> dial button). When the completion message is displayed, select [OK] and press the control stick (or <SEL/PUSH SET>...
  • Page 85 Chapter 4 Shooting — Handling setting data Saving scene file setting data to the camera memory Fig. 1 Select the file to be saved in the main menu → [SCENE FILE] → [FILE SELECT] and press the control stick (or <SEL/PUSH SET> dial button).
  • Page 86: How To Restore The Scene File Or Menu Setting Status To The Factory Settings

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Handling setting data How to restore the scene file or menu setting status to the factory settings All the scene files and menu settings of the camera can be collectively restored to the factory settings. Select [MENU INITIALIZE] in the main menu → [OTHER FUNCTIONS] and press the control stick (or <SEL/PUSH SET> dial button).
  • Page 87: Selection Of External Reference Signal And Generator Lock Setting

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Selection of external reference signal and generator lock setting Selection of external reference signal and generator lock setting Locking the video signal to the external reference signal The video signal output from the camera can be locked to the reference signal supplied from an external source. The camera can receive external reference signals from the <GENLOCK IN/VIDEO OUT>...
  • Page 88: Setting The Time Data

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data Setting the time data The camera provides time codes, user bits, and date and time (real time) data as time data, and they are recorded in the frame in sync with video. They are also recorded as data for clip metadata files.
  • Page 89 Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data Setting Recording TC [LINE&FREQ] [REC FORMAT] [CAMERA MODE] [FRAME RATE] VITC [AVC-I100/50i] [AVC-I50/50i] [AVC-G50/50i] — — Recording run/free run* [1080-50i] Same value as LTC [AVC-G25/50i] 25 frames [AVC-G12/50i] [DVCPRO HD/50i] [50i] — [AVC-I100/60P] [AVC-I50/60P] Recording run/free run*...
  • Page 90 Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data Setting Output TC [LINE&FREQ] [REC FORMAT] [CAMERA MODE] [FRAME RATE] TC OUT LTC, VITC of HD SDI [AVC-I100/50P] [AVC-I50/50P] [AVC-G50/50P] [720-50P] — — LTC is output. LTC is output. [AVC-G25/50P] [AVC-G12/50P] [DVCPRO HD/50P] [DVCPRO50/60i] [60i] —...
  • Page 91: User Bits Settings

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data Output of user bits Setting Output UB [LINE&FREQ] [REC FORMAT] [CAMERA MODE] [FRAME RATE] UB for TC OUT LTC UB for HD SDI VITC UB for HD SDI [AVC-I100/60P] [AVC-G25/60P] — [AVC-G12/60P] LTC UB is output.
  • Page 92: How To Input User Bits

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data t The internal [USER] value retains the slaved value even after slave lock is released. t To input external time codes from the <TC IN/OUT> terminal, set the <IN/OUT> switch to the <IN> side. How to input user bits By setting user bits, information such as memos (date, time) up to eight digits long (hexadecimal) can be recorded.
  • Page 93: Externally Locking The Time Code

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data Set the time code using the control stick. f Screen display - When pushed down to the right, the digit that has been to set (flashing) moves to the right. - When pushed down to the left, the digit that has been to set (flashing) moves to the left. - When pushed down toward the top, the value of the digit that has been to set (flashing) is raised by one.
  • Page 94 Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data t When the system mode is 720P, if you input the HD-Y signal, genlock will be applied to the image signal, but the time code may be shifted by one field. t If the genlock input reference signal becomes disrupted, a normal recording cannot be performed and [TEMPORARY PAUSE IRREGULAR FRM SIG] flashes on the viewfinder and LCD monitor, then clips are divided.
  • Page 95: Supplying The Time Code Externally

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data External synchronization of the camera unit while an external lock is active While an external lock is active, the genlock is activated on the camera unit by the reference video signal input to the <GENLOCK IN/VIDEO OUT> terminal.
  • Page 96: Setting And Displaying The Counter

    Chapter 4 Shooting — Setting the time data SDI output (HD) None Genlock input and camera Video output and SDI output output phase (SD) Time code output Setting and displaying the counter If you display the counter using the <COUNTER> button, the counter value is displayed on the time code display of the viewfinder/LCD monitor. Counter value is displayed as hour, minute, second.
  • Page 97: Chapter 5 Playback

    Playback Chapter 5 Data including additional information such as images, audio, text memo, and metadata that are created from one shooting are saved as a clip. You can play back and edit clips with the camera.
  • Page 98: Basic Procedures

    Chapter 5 Playback — Basic procedures Basic procedures Preparation Connect the battery or AC adaptor. (page 25) Set the power switch to <ON>. (page 31) Open the LCD monitor. Playback a: <THUMBNAIL> button b: <=/&> button c: Control stick Press the <THUMBNAIL> button. The thumbnail screen appears on the viewfinder screen.
  • Page 99: Thumbnail Operations

    Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations Thumbnail operations Thumbnail operation overview A clip is a group of data created from one shooting session, which includes additional information such as images, audio, text memo, and metadata that are created from one shooting. The following operations can be performed while viewing the clip thumbnails displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 100 Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations 3 Display mode Displays the types of the thumbnails to be displayed on the screen and the types of other information screens. To switch between displays, refer to “Setting thumbnail screen display” (page 101). [ALL] Displays all clips.
  • Page 101: Selecting Thumbnails

    Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations Selecting thumbnails Multiple thumbnails can be randomly selected on the thumbnail screen. Selecting clips You can select multiple clips randomly. Use the control stick to move the cursor over the desired clip. Press the control stick. A light blue frame and are displayed on the clip where the cursor is put.
  • Page 102: Changing Thumbnails

    Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations Setting the clip information display You can customize the clip information display contents according to your preference. Select [DATA DISPLAY] in the main menu → [CLIP] → [THUMBNAIL SETUP]. Use the control stick to move the cursor on the item you want to set. Press the control stick.
  • Page 103: Shot Mark

    Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations NOTE t You can view the thumbnail position (number of frames from the top of the clip) from the [THUMBNAIL] item of the clip information display. Since thumbnails usually come from the top of the clip, 0 is displayed. t Even if you change the thumbnail, playback from the thumbnail screen will still start from the beginning of the clip.
  • Page 104: Deleting Clips

    Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations Move the cursor over the clip that contains the text memo to be played back and press the control stick. The cursor moves to the lower section of the LCD monitor. (Fig. 2) With the cursor located in the lower section, press the control stick to the left/right to move the cursor to the text memo number you want to play back and press the <=/&>...
  • Page 105: Reconnecting Incomplete Clips

    Using the latest update version of P2 Viewer Plus, metadata upload files can be written to SD memory cards using a computer. Download and install the latest version of P2 Viewer Plus from the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ For details on SD memory cards to be used, refer to “Cautions when using SD memory cards” (page 18).
  • Page 106 Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations [VIDEO] Displays [FRAME RATE] (frame rate of the clip), [PULL DOWN] (pull-down format), and [ASPECT RATIO]. [AUDIO] Displays [SAMPLING RATE] (sampling frequency of recorded audio) and [BITS PER SAMPLE] (quantizing bits for recorded audio). [ACCESS] Displays [CREATOR] (person who recorded the clip), [CREATION DATE] (date when the clip was recorded), [LAST UPDATE DATE] (date of the latest update of the clip), and [LAST UPDATE PERSON] (person who made the latest update of the clip).
  • Page 107: Formatting A P2 Card

    Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations Use the control stick to move the cursor over the item to be checked, and press the control stick. (Fig. 1) Settings of the uploaded metadata can be checked. While checking the settings for the metadata, use the control stick to move the cursor over the item that you want to change the setting, and press the control stick.
  • Page 108: Formatting Sd Memory Cards

    Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations Formatting SD memory cards SD memory cards can also be formatted in the thumbnail screen. With an SD memory card inserted into the camera, perform the following operation. Select [FORMAT] in the main menu → [CLIP]. f Select [SD CARD] and press the control stick.
  • Page 109 Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations Modifying recorded clip metadata Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Display the metadata details window for the clip to be modified on the clip properties screen. Place the cursor on the item to be modified using the control stick. (Fig. 1) The items of the metadata with the gray buttons in background can be modified.
  • Page 110 Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations Contents of P2 card status display settings Select [CARD STATUS] in the main menu → [CLIP] → [PROPERTY]. r When [REMAIN] is selected r When [USED] is selected Fig. 1 Fig. 2 1 Write-protected mark mark appears when the P2 card is write-protected.
  • Page 111 Chapter 5 Playback — Thumbnail operations 4 Total slot memory remaining capacity (or used capacity) This displays the total remaining memory capacity (or used capacity) of the three slots. The available space of a write-protected P2 card is not included in the total available space. 5 P2 card remaining capacity (or used capacity) / total capacity This displays the remaining capacity (or used capacity) / total capacity of the P2 card.
  • Page 112 Manual authentication is valid temporarily. If the target microP2 card is removed or power is turned off, the CPS password set manually is disabled. t Visit the following website for conditions where manual authentication is valid. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ t The encrypted microP2 memory card is not recognized on the SD card slot in a computer.
  • Page 113: Chapter 6 Menu Operations

    Menu Operations Chapter 6 This chapter describes how to operate the camera menus, the structure, and details of the setting menu.
  • Page 114: Setting Menu Structure

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Setting menu structure Setting menu structure Menu types and how to open them Menu type How to open [USER MENU] In the main menu → [USER MENU SEL], you can select Displayed by pressing the <MENU> button. the desired items and pages and register to [USER MENU].
  • Page 115: Setting Menu Display

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Setting menu display Setting menu display Setting menu basic operations You can change camera settings using the setting menu according to the shooting scene and recording details. The menu is divided into the main menu, submenu, and setting item menu. Set data are written and saved in the internal memory of the camera.
  • Page 116: Setting [User Menu]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Setting menu display f If there is a menu in the next level, [w] is displayed in the menu items. Pressing the control stick to the right or pressing the control stick opens the lower-level menus. (Fig. 2) f Pressing the control stick to the left or pressing the <EXIT>...
  • Page 117 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Setting menu display Initializing user file and all scene files simultaneously Select the main menu → [OTHER FUNCTIONS] → [MENU INITIALIZE]. Select [YES]. – 117 –...
  • Page 118: Menu List

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Menu list [SCENE FILE] Configure the settings regarding scene files. This menu is used to set fine image quality settings of the camera images, select scene files, and read/write scene file data to the internal memory. These menu items cannot be set when the thumbnail screen is displayed.
  • Page 119 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [SKIN TONE DTL A] Selects the skin tone table that will display the skin tone detail. Create the skin tone table with [DETECT TABLE]. You can shoot smoother skin tones by displaying the skin tone detail.
  • Page 120 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [COLOR TEMP Ach [COLOR TEMP] Displays the color temperature when the <WHITE BAL> switch is at the <A> position and automatic white SETTING] balance is working, or when it is preset. Also, in automatic white balance operation, the color temperature can be changed by changing the output balance of Rch and Bch.
  • Page 121 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [R-R-Mg (SAT)] Corrects the color saturation between red and “colors between red and magenta”. [−63]…[63] f Factory setting: [0] [R-R-Mg (PHASE)] Corrects the hue between red and “colors between red and magenta”. [−63]…[63] f Factory setting: [0] [R-Mg (SAT)]...
  • Page 122 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [Yl-R (SAT)] Corrects the color saturation between yellow and red. [−63]…[63] f Factory setting: [0] [Yl-R (PHASE)] Corrects the hue between yellow and red. [−63]…[63] f Factory setting: [0] [Yl-R-R (SAT)] Corrects the color saturation between “colors between yellow and red”...
  • Page 123: [System Mode]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [KNEE MASTER Sets the knee inclination. [0]…[99] SLOPE] f Factory setting: [85] [KNEE MASTER SLOPE Sets the knee inclination of Rch. Rch] [−31]…[31] f Factory setting: [0] [KNEE MASTER SLOPE Sets the knee inclination of Bch.
  • Page 124: [User Sw]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [SHOOTING MODE] Sets the shooting mode according to the shooting environment. [NORMAL]: Selects the shooting mode for an environment at normal brightness. [HIGH SENS.]: Selects high-sensitivity. (Appropriate when shooting in a dark environment.) The LCD monitor shows [H.SENS.].
  • Page 125: [Sw Mode]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list [SW MODE] Configure the settings of each mode when switched using each switch. These menu items cannot be set when the thumbnail screen is displayed. Item Description of settings [LOW GAIN] Sets the gain value to be assigned to the <L> position of the <GAIN> switch. (Negative value of gain is only in [HIGH SENS.] mode.) [−3dB]…[18dB] f Factory setting: [0dB]...
  • Page 126: [Auto Sw]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [A.IRIS SPEED] Sets the control speed of the auto iris function. [FAST], [NORMAL], [SLOW] f Factory setting: [NORMAL] [A.IRIS WINDOW] Selects the auto iris detection window. [NORM1]: Window that is near screen center. [NORM2]: Window that is near screen bottom.
  • Page 127: [Recording Setup]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [ATW] Sets the operations of the auto tracking white balance function. [ON]: Activates the auto tracking white balance function when in auto mode. The [ATW] function cannot be enabled/disabled with the <WHITE BAL> switch or USER buttons. However, if [ATW LOCK] is assigned to a USER button, the white balance value can be fixed with the USER button.
  • Page 128: [Clip]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [TIME STAMP] Selects whether to superimpose [DATE]/[TIME] information on shot videos. [ON]: Superimposes information set in the [DATE]/[TIME] item on video. [OFF]: Does not superimpose information set in the [DATE]/[TIME] item on video. f Factory setting: [OFF] [DF MODE] Sets the counting method of the built-in time code generator.
  • Page 129 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [FORMAT] When the [FORMAT] menu is selected, format the P2 card of the specified slot. [SLOT 1], [SLOT 2], [SLOT 3], [SD CARD] f When a CPS password is set, you can select [NORMAL] (normal unencrypted format) or [CPS(ENCRYPT)] (encrypted format).
  • Page 130: [Audio Setup]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [DATA DISPLAY] Selects the content to be displayed in the time code display area. [TC]: Displays the time code. [UB]: Displays the user bits. [TIME]: Displays the record time. [DATE]: Displays the record date.
  • Page 131: [Output Sel]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [INPUT1 LINE LEVEL] Sets the level of an external line input to be connected to the <AUDIO INPUT 1> terminal. Enabled only for externally connected devices. [4dB], [0dB] f Factory setting: [0dB] [INPUT2 LINE LEVEL] Sets the level of an external line input to be connected to the <AUDIO INPUT 2>...
  • Page 132 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [SDI&HDMI SELECT] Selects output signals from the <SDI OUT> terminal and <HDMI OUT> terminal. [SYSTEM MODE]: Follows the setting in [SYSTEM MODE] → [LINE&FREQ]. [1080i]: Converts into interlaced signals and outputs them when [1080-59.94P] or [1080-50P] is selected in [SYSTEM MODE] →...
  • Page 133: [Network Setup]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list [NETWORK SETUP] Configure the settings regarding the network. Item Description of settings [USB MODE SELECT] Sets the camera operation mode when an external device is connected to the USB. [STORAGE]: Sets the mode to use with connected devices such as an external hard disk drive. [DEVICE]: Selects the USB device mode that uses computers, etc.
  • Page 134: [Display Setup]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [DHCP] Sets whether to use automatic acquisition via DHCP when [INFRA] is selected in [TYPE]. [ENABLE]: Uses automatic acquisition. [DISABLE]: Does not use automatic acquisition. Set [IP ADDRESS], [SUBNET MASK], [DEFAULT GATEWAY], [PRIMARY DNS], and [SECONDARY DNS].
  • Page 135 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [FOCUS BAR] Displays/hides the focus bar indicating the degree of focus. [ON], [OFF] f Factory setting: [OFF] [ZOOM/FOCUS] Selects the unit of zoom and focus values. [NUMBER]: Displays position values of zoom and focus from [0] to [99]. [mm/feet]: Zoom is displayed in units of millimeters, and focus in units of feet.
  • Page 136 Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings [PB MODE] Displays/hides the operation status of playback. [ON], [OFF] f Factory setting: [ON] [SYSTEM MODE] Displays/hides system mode. [ON], [OFF] f Factory setting: [OFF] [REC FORMAT] Displays/hides recording format. [ON], [OFF] f Factory setting: [ON] [FRAME RATE]...
  • Page 137: [Card Functions]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list [CARD FUNCTIONS] Configure the settings regarding reading/writing of the scene files and user files to SD memory cards. Item Description of settings [SCENE FILE] Loads scene files from an SD memory card or saves them to an SD memory card. [LOAD]: Loads scene files.
  • Page 138: [Diagnostic]

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — Menu list [DIAGNOSTIC] This menu is used to display the firmware version, product name, serial number, and operation time of the camera. Item Description of settings [VERSION] Displays the information of the camera. [MODEL NAME]: Displays the product name of the camera. [SERIAL NO.]: Displays the serial number of the camera.
  • Page 139: [Option Menu] List

    Chapter 6 Menu Operations — [OPTION MENU] list [OPTION MENU] list [AWB PRE CONTROL] Change the output display or output value for the white balance preset value [3200K]. Item Description of settings [R Gain] Displays the output of Rch of preset [3200K]. The color can be changed on the Rch axis by changing the output of Rch.
  • Page 140: Chapter 7 Display

    Display Chapter 7 This chapter describes the screen displayed on the viewfinder or LCD monitor.
  • Page 141: Screen Status Display

    Chapter 7 Display — Screen status display Screen status display In addition to video, the viewfinder and LCD monitor display messages that indicate the camera settings and operation status, a center marker, safety zone marker, zebra patterns, and other information. Configuration of status display on screen The screen displayed in normal status is displayed as shown below.
  • Page 142 Chapter 7 Display — Screen status display f [CLIP]: Clip counter value (recording mode only) Clip counter value for each recording Displayed when [CLIP] is set in the main menu → [DISPLAY SETUP] → [REC COUNTER]. f [TCG]: Time code value When operating in drop frame mode, the “:”...
  • Page 143 Chapter 7 Display — Screen status display f mmm: Month (JAN (January), FEB (February), MAR (March), APR (April), MAY (May), JUN (June), JUL (July), AUG (August), SEP (September), OCT (October), NOV (November), DEC (December)) f dd: Date f yyyy: Year (2000 to 2037) f hh: Hour f mm: Minute f ss: Second...
  • Page 144 Chapter 7 Display — Screen status display 33 Battery charge level indicator As the battery level decreases, the indication changes → → → → → When the battery runs out, ) flashes. (While the AC adaptor is connected, is displayed.) The battery charge level may not be indicated correctly in a place where the temperature is extremely low or high, or when the camera has not been used for a long period of time.
  • Page 145: Checking And Displaying Shooting Status

    Chapter 7 Display — Screen status display [AWB]: Displayed while automatic white balance operation is active. [AWB P3200K]/[AWB P5600K]: When the <WHITE BAL> switch is at <PRST> position, displays the color temperature assigned to <PRST>. It is also displayed when you attempt to perform automatic white balance with the switch at <PRST> position. [BACK LIGHT]: Displayed when pressing the USER button to which [BACK LIGHT] is allocated for iris control and switching the status.
  • Page 146: Mode Check Display

    Chapter 7 Display — Screen status display <DISP/MODE CHK>: <ON> <DISP/ <DISP/MODE Item Shooting Playback MODE CHK>: [OTHER DISPLAY] CHK>: <OFF> <CHK> [ALL] [PARTIAL] [USER] <AUTO/MANUAL> switch operation — — display 41 GPS display — — — Audio monitor volume adjustment —* —* —*...
  • Page 147 Chapter 7 Display — Screen status display [F.VR] Displays by [ON]/[OFF] whether the <F.AUDIO LEVEL> dial is enabled on the channel to [CH1/2/3/4] which [VR] (manual adjustment by adjustment dial) is displayed in [LEVEL]. [LIMITER] [CH1/2/3/4] Displays the limiter settings of each channel. [LOWCUT] [CH1/2/3/4] Displays the lowcut filter status of each channel.
  • Page 148: Chapter 8 Connecting To External Devices

    Connecting to External Devices Chapter 8 This chapter describes the external devices that can be connected to the camera.
  • Page 149: Connecting With Headphones, Remote Control, Or Tv/Monitor

    Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices — Connecting with headphones, remote control, or TV/monitor Connecting with headphones, remote control, or TV/monitor Headphones Headphones (optional) can be connected to the headphone terminal (3.5 mm stereo mini jack). Headphone terminal NOTE t When headphones are connected, audio is not output from the speaker. Remote control Remote control (optional) can be connected to the <CAM REMOTE>...
  • Page 150 Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices — Connecting with headphones, remote control, or TV/monitor t Prepare the HDMI cable (optional) with double shielded. For the HDMI cable, using Panasonic HDMI cable is recommended. – 150 –...
  • Page 151: Connection Function Via Or

    For the latest information on the driver, visit the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ t The camera supports only USB 2.0. Ensure your computer supports USB 2.0. t When connecting the camera to a computer via USB, ensure that no other device is connected to the computer via USB.
  • Page 152 Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices — Connection function via <USB2.0 DEVICE> or <USB3.0 HOST> terminal Switching to the USB host mode USB cable (optional) External storage device Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Connect the storage device to the <USB3.0 HOST> terminal. (Fig. 1) f When connecting a storage device which supports USB 3.0, use a cable that conforms to the USB 3.0 standard.
  • Page 153 Use a storage device with sufficient capacity for copying. t Because the storage device is very sensitive, reading, and writing data may become invalid depending on your usage. Please note that Panasonic has no responsibility for data loss caused from a storage device failure or other defects and any direct or indirect damage related to these.
  • Page 154 Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices — Connection function via <USB2.0 DEVICE> or <USB3.0 HOST> terminal Fig. 1 Select [STORAGE] in the main menu → [CLIP] → [EXPLORE] and press the control stick. This opens the explorer screen. Select the desired format ([TYPE S], [FAT]) in the main menu → [CLIP] → [FORMAT(STORAGE)] and press the control stick. (Fig. Select [YES] in the confirmation message and press the control stick.
  • Page 155 Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices — Connection function via <USB2.0 DEVICE> or <USB3.0 HOST> terminal Select [YES] in the confirmation message and press the control stick. Exporting begins. A progress bar appears during exporting. (Fig. 1) [COPY COMPLETED!] will be displayed when exporting is completed. NOTE t For export with [TYPE S], P2 card data and copied data can be verified (compared) automatically after exporting.
  • Page 156 Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices — Connection function via <USB2.0 DEVICE> or <USB3.0 HOST> terminal [SELECTED PART.] Number of partitions selected For [FAT] and [OTHER] (other storage devices) [PARTITION] [FAT]/[OTHER] [VENDOR] Vendor name [MODEL] Model name [SIZE] Total capacity (unit: GB) [FREE CAP.] Remaining capacity (unit: GB) [SELECTED PART.]...
  • Page 157 Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices — Connection function via <USB2.0 DEVICE> or <USB3.0 HOST> terminal Setting a partition name in the explorer screen When the storage device is [TYPE S], the name (up to 20 characters) can be set to the partition. The preset partition name is displayed in [PARTITION NAME] on the explorer screen.
  • Page 158 Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices — Connection function via <USB2.0 DEVICE> or <USB3.0 HOST> terminal [SERIAL] P2 card serial number [MODEL] P2 card model name [SELECTED PART.] Displays a checkmark when a target partition is selected [SELECTED PART. NO.] List of selected partition numbers (only displayed when multiple partitions are selected) [NO.] Partition number...
  • Page 159: Chapter 9 Network Connection

    Network Connection Chapter 9 This chapter describes how to use the camera by connecting to network.
  • Page 160: Network Connection

    Web browser A Web browser is required to perform web control. f For the latest information on the supported browsers, visit the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Media player QuickTime is required for proxy video playback. f For the latest information on the versions that are operation tested, visit the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/...
  • Page 161: Preparing For Connection

    Chapter 9 Network Connection — Preparing for connection Preparing for connection For wireless LAN Connect the wireless module AJ-WM30 (optional) to the camera. The grip belt can be removed. <OPEN> button <USB2.0 HOST> terminal Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Press the <OPEN> button and remove the cover by sliding it in the direction of the arrow. (Fig. 1) Connect the wireless module to the <USB2.0 HOST>...
  • Page 162: For Wired Lan

    Chapter 9 Network Connection — Preparing for connection For wired LAN Connect a LAN cable. LAN cable (optional) Connect the LAN cable to the <LAN> terminal on the rear side. – 162 –...
  • Page 163: Network Settings

    Set [SSID], [ENCRYPTION], and [ENCRYPT KEY] according to the wireless access point to be connected. [MAC ADDRESS]: MAC address of wireless LAN (cannot be changed) [SSID]: Network name of wireless access point (SSID) (Factory setting: [AJ-PX270EJ]) [CHANNEL]: Channel to be used (Factory setting: [AUTO]) (cannot be set)
  • Page 164: Wired Lan Settings

    Accounts can be created or deleted, and the passwords can be changed in the main menu → [NETWORK SETUP] → [NETWORK FUNC] → [ACCOUNT LIST]. For details on P2 Browser, refer to the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Wired LAN settings The settings to connect to computers using the wired LAN are as follows.
  • Page 165 Accounts can be created or deleted, and the passwords can be changed in the main menu → [NETWORK SETUP] → [NETWORK FUNC] → [ACCOUNT LIST]. For details on P2 Browser, refer to the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ NOTE t When [NETWORK SEL] is [WLAN] or [LAN], the startup time after turning on the power may be longer due to starting of the network.
  • Page 166: P2 Browser Function Settings And Connection Status Check

    Chapter 9 Network Connection — Network settings t All of the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway must be correctly set. If a warning [CANNOT ACCESS GATEWAY!] appears at the termination of the setting screen, contact the administrator of the network you use. t If you do not use default gateway and DNS, set them to [0.0.0.0].
  • Page 167 Chapter 9 Network Connection — Network settings Press the control stick. The connection status is displayed. After checking the log, press the <EXIT> button. The setting menu screen returns. NOTE t The status information is not updated in real-time. To view the most recent data, perform the procedure again. t If [ENABLE] is set in the main menu →...
  • Page 168: Using Ftp Client Function

    Chapter 9 Network Connection — Using FTP client function Using FTP client function To use the FTP client function, network configuration (wireless LAN, wired LAN) and FTP client settings are necessary in advance. FTP server folder list (FTP explorer screen) The information and subfolder list of folders in the FTP server can be displayed.
  • Page 169: Deleting Clips On The Ftp Server

    Chapter 9 Network Connection — Using FTP client function t An error may occur when a network operation is performed immediately after inserting a LAN cable or connecting via wireless LAN, or when an operation is performed again immediately after cancelling the previous operation. t If connection error persists after several times of attempt, check the main menu →...
  • Page 170: Transferring From A P2 Card To An Ftp Server (Copy)

    Chapter 9 Network Connection — Using FTP client function NOTE t Metadata can be viewed but cannot be edited. t If you leave the FTP thumbnail screen or clip properties displayed, the FTP server may be disconnected after a while. After the server has been disconnected, thumbnails may not be able to be displayed.
  • Page 171 Chapter 9 Network Connection — Using FTP client function t To prevent unintended overwriting, create new folders to export data whenever possible. t To transfer clips using SSH, the FTP server must support SSH. t Using SSH will reduce the transfer speed. –...
  • Page 172: Chapter 10 Maintenance And Inspection

    Maintenance and Inspection Chapter 10 Inspect the various parts of the camera before shooting. Maintenance of the camera or frequently asked questions are also described in this chapter.
  • Page 173: Maintenance

    Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Maintenance Maintenance Charging the built-in battery The camera uses the built-in battery to remember the date and time. appears on the viewfinder or LCD monitor, the built-in battery is running out. Charge the built-in battery by the following procedure. Make sure that the power switch is <OFF>.
  • Page 174: Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use the battery of a previous model that I have been using? f You can use the battery of P2 hand-held camera recorder of previous models (CGA-D54/CGA-D54s). f Using the genuine Panasonic battery is recommended. Parts No.: VW-VBD58 (7.2 V, 5800 mAh) r Can I use the attached battery with charge level indicator with a P2 camera recorder of previous model? f You cannot use the attached battery with a device other than this camera.
  • Page 175: Others

    Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Frequently asked questions Others r SD memory card is not recognized. f Is the SD memory card is formatted properly? Format the card on the camera. r The camera clatters when tilted forward/backward. f When the power switch is <OFF>, the camera may clatter due to the camera part mechanism. This is not a malfunction. r A short click sound occurs when the power is turned on.
  • Page 176: Warning System

    Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Warning system Warning system If an error is detected immediately after the camera is turned on or during operation, the viewfinder, LCD monitor, and tally lamp indicate the error. Deal with the error by following the indications. Cases indicated by error codes Error code Display...
  • Page 177 Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Warning system Display Description Behavior and cause f The current operation will continue. f Turn off the camera and turn on it again to check the [PROXY REC WARNING] A proxy data recording error occurred. recording and playback.
  • Page 178 Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Warning system Display Description Behavior and cause Shot marks cannot be attached to the clips unless all [MISSING CLIP!] Insert all P2 cards over which recording extended. clips recorded over multiple P2 cards are present. [NO CARD!] No P2 or SD memory card is inserted.
  • Page 179 Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Warning system Network Message Description Measure Check that the LAN settings are correct. Check that the [CANNOT CONNECT!] A connection to the network cannot be established. LAN cable is connected correctly and the network you use is running.
  • Page 180: Updating The Camera Firmware

    For details about downloading and using P2_Status_Logger, refer to the pages displayed after logging in to PASS. Other benefits are offered to registered users. For details, refer to the website (http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e) of PASS (P2 Asset Support System). 2 Check the version using the camera and apply the update Check the version of the camera in the main menu →...
  • Page 181: Cleaning And Storing

    Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Cleaning and storing Cleaning and storing Cleaning the camera recorder f Either remove the battery or disconnect the AC cable from the power outlet before cleaning. f Do not use benzine or thinner to clean the camera. Using benzine or thinner may cause deformation or peeling off of the paint of the camera recorder body.
  • Page 182 Specification Chapter 11 This chapter describes the specifications of this product.
  • Page 183: Chapter 11 Specification Specifications

    Chapter 11 Specification — Specifications Specifications Dimensions 329 mm 176 mm 426 mm Specifications General Power DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used) DC 12 V (when the AC adaptor is used) Power consumption 19.5 W (when the LCD monitor is used) indicates safety information.
  • Page 184 Chapter 11 Specification — Specifications Slow shutter speed Setting is possible when [VFR]=[OFF] When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz f 60i/60p mode: 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/15, 1/30 sec. f 30p mode: 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/15 sec. f 24p mode: 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/12 sec.
  • Page 185 Chapter 11 Specification — Specifications Recording and playback time f AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD 16 GB×1 approx. 16 min 32 GB×1 approx. 32 min 64 GB×1 approx. 64 min f AVC-Intra 50/AVC-LongG 50/DVCPRO50 16 GB×1 approx. 32 min 32 GB×1 approx. 64 min 64 GB×1 approx.
  • Page 186 Approx. 78 min f LOW 2CH MOV: Approx. 135 min These are reference values for continuous recording using the Panasonic products. The recording time may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips. Video input/output <SDI OUT> terminal BNC×1...
  • Page 187 Chapter 11 Specification — Specifications AC adaptor Power source AC 110 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz 42 W Power output DC 12 V, 2.5 A indicates safety information. Ambient operating temperature 0°C - 40°C Ambient operating humidity 10% - 80% (no condensation) Weight Approx.
  • Page 188: Index

    Index Index SD memory card 83, 108 Storage device AC adaptor Frame marker Attaching Front microphone Removal FTP client function Adjusting image quality Area mode function Gain Audio input Gamma function [AUDIO SETUP] Genlock Audio the recording level [AUTO SW] Grip strap Auto tracking white balance [AWB PRE CONTROL]...
  • Page 189 Index Recording time [USER SW] Status Status display Variable frame rate P2 memory card Viewfinder Inserting Displaying screen Removing Status display Write protect Pre-recording Properties Warning system Proxy recording Waveform monitor function White balance White clip function RB gain control function Recording check function Recording format Zebra patterns...
  • Page 190 Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples): This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies with the requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved. Web Site: http://panasonic.net © Panasonic Corporation 2014...

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