Panasonic AG-HMC40 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic AG-HMC40 Operating Instructions Manual

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F0709U0 -P

Operating Instructions

Memory Card Camera-Recorder
Model No.
VQT2H30 (E)


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    This product is eligible for the AVCCAM 3 Year Warranty Repair Program. For Operating Instructions details, see page 5. Memory Card Camera-Recorder AG-HMC40P Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH F0709U0 -P VQT2H30 (E)
  • Page 2: Read This First

  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Model Number: AG-HMC40P Trade Name: Panasonic Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support contact: Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company 1-800-54-1448 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and () this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1) Read these instructions. ) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 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 The SDHC logo is a trademark. The miniSD logo is a trademark. “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. This product has been manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! ..........2 Shooting IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..4 Basic shooting operations ......33 Before use Preparing for recording ........33 SD Memory Card ACCESS lamp ....33 Operating precautions ........9 Shooting in auto mode ........34 Precaution for use ........
  • Page 8 Contents (continued) Specifying the time code ........ 59 Menu Setting user information ........60 Shooting photos ........... 61 Using the setup menus ........ 95 Setting the aspect ratio / recording pixels ..6 Using the menus ..........95 Setting the picture quality ........ 6 Using Quick Menu and Function Navi .....
  • Page 9: Operating Precautions

    Operating precautions Do not allow any water to get into the camera- • The AC adapter may make some noise when you recorder when using it in the rain or snow or at are using it, but this is normal. the beach.
  • Page 10 Operating precautions (continued) 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.
  • Page 11: Precaution For Use

    Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings. • Please understand that Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings in cases where images and/ or sound were not recorded as you intended due to problems with the camera-recorder or SD/SDHC Memory Cards.
  • Page 12: Sd Memory Cards Compatible With This Product

    It is recommended that you use SD Memory Cards or SDHC Memory Cards ∗ of SD speed class  or above, or the following Panasonic SD Memory Cards (correct as of August 009). ∗ Speed class 4 or above is required for recording in PH mode or HA mode.
  • Page 13: (Sd Speed Class 4)

    This product (SDHC-compatible device) is compatible both with SD Memory Cards and with SDHC Memory Cards. SDHC Memory Cards may be used with SDHC Memory Card-compatible devices, but cannot be used with devices that are only compatible with SD Memory Cards. (Always check the relevant product’s operating instructions when using SDHC Memory Cards with other devices.) SDHC-compatible device...
  • Page 14: Compatibility Of Recorded Video

    Precaution for use (continued) Compatibility of recorded video Recorded video cannot be used with non-AVCHD-compatible equipment. For details, please see your product’s operating instructions. Recorded video cannot be played back on non-compatible (non- AVCHD-compatible) equipment. Playback may not always be possible on all AVCHD-compatible equipment.
  • Page 15: Accessories

    Accessories Battery ∗ AC Adapter AC power supply cables/ Wireless remote DC cable control and battery (CR2025) Eye cup Shoulder strap Handle AV cable → See “Attaching the → See “Fitting the eye → See “Attaching the handle”. (Page 5) cup”.
  • Page 16: Optional Accessories

    Optional accessories • Super-directional Electret Microphone AG-MC00G • XLR Microphone Adapter AG-MYA30G • Battery VW-VBG130 (7. V, 130/150 (typ./min.) mAh: compatible with supplied battery charger) VW-VBG60 (7. V, 640/500 (typ./min.) mAh: equivalent to accessory battery) VW-VBG6 (7. V, 5800/5400 (typ./min.) mAh: compatible with supplied battery charger) •...
  • Page 17: Description Of Parts

    Description of parts Right side and rear side QUICK START CAMERA PHOTO POWER QUICK START A/V OUT CAMERA COMPONENT PHOTO POWER CAM REMOTE ZOOM S/S FOCUS IRIS 1 REC CHECK/PHOTO button (Page 61) 2 Zoom lever (Page 38) 3 Tally lamp (Page 27) Remote control sensor (Page 26) 4 Built-in mic (Page 53) 5 Lens hood (inner) (Page 16)
  • Page 18: Left Side

    Description of parts (continued) Left side BARS ZEBRA COUNTER RESET 20 21 13 14 Q.MENU MENU 26 27 1 FOCUS ring (Page 40) 21 RESET button (Page 58) 2 FOCUS ASSIST button (Page 41) 22 LCD monitor (Page 30) 3 FOCUS button (Page 40) 23 Q.MENU button (Page 96) 4 IRIS dial (Page 41) 24 START/STOP button (Page 34)
  • Page 19: Terminals And Mounting Parts

    Terminals and mounting parts PUSH A/V OUT COMPONENT USB2.0 CAM REMOTE ZOOM S/S FOCUS IRIS A/V OUT COMPONENT USB2.0 CAM REMOTE ZOOM S/S FOCUS IRIS 1 Tripod hole (Page 11) 2 XLR adapter terminal (Page 82) 3 HDMI terminal (Page 84) 4 USB2.0 terminal (Pages 83, 85) 5 MIC terminal (Page 82) 6 Shoulder strap attachment point (Page 24)
  • Page 20: Remote Control

    Description of parts (continued) Remote control To use the remote control, set the IR REMOTE item on the OTHER FUNCTIONS menu to ON. The default setting for this item is OFF. (Page 109) 1 EXT. DISPLAY button (Page 76) 2 DATE/TIME button (Page 76) START/ PHOTO STOP...
  • Page 21: Recharging The Battery

    Recharging the battery Recharging The battery does not come ready charged when the camera is purchased. Charge the battery before use. It is recommended that you keep one extra battery as a spare. ■ Charging time and available recording time Connect the power cable to the AC adapter.
  • Page 22 ■ Remaining battery capacity displays Keep metal objects (such as necklaces and • When using Panasonic-manufactured batteries hairpins) away from the battery. compatible with this product, the remaining battery Short-circuiting may occur across the capacity is displayed in hours and minutes.
  • Page 23: Power Sources

    U.S.A. and Canada. Operation at a voltage other than 120 V AC may require the use of a different AC plug. Please contact either a local or foreign Panasonic authorized service center for assistance in selecting an alternate AC plug.
  • Page 24: 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. When the handle is not attached When the handle is attached 20 mm or...
  • Page 25: Attaching The Handle

    Attaching the handle The handle comes in handy for taking low-angle Coin screw shots or carrying the camera-recorder around. Pull the viewfinder towards you. Slide the handle into place. Tighten the coin screw to secure the handle firmly. • If the coin screw is loose, the camera- recorder may drop off.
  • Page 26: The Remote Control

    The remote control Insert the battery Remote control usable range Push the catch in the direction shown by The distance between the remote control and the arrow ① to remove the holder. unit’s remote control sensor: Within approx. 5 m Angle: Approximately 15°...
  • Page 27: Quick Start Mode

    Quick Start mode This mode allows you to begin recording more quickly. • Quick Start mode will be canceled in the When using Quick Start mode, you can begin following cases. � recording approximately 1.5 seconds after Quick Start The camera remains in Quick Start standby standby mode.
  • Page 28: Touch Panel

    Touch panel This camera utilizes a touch panel LCD monitor. You can navigate setting menus and other displays Touch this to return from a function or setting by touching items in the LCD monitor directly. screen to a previous screen. Example: Using the touch panel Icons are selected when you release your finger...
  • Page 29: Viewfinder

    Viewfinder This camera has two viewfinders; one is a Adjust the diopter adjustment lever until miniature LCD in the viewfinder and the other is a text display in the viewfinder is clear. retractable .7-inch LCD. Use the viewfinder that best suits the application and shooting conditions.
  • Page 30: Using The Lcd

    Viewfinder (continued) Using the LCD Emphasizing outlines Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 26) When EVF DTL is assigned to one of the USER buttons 1 to 3, you can press that button to Open the LCD monitor. emphasize the outlines of images in the viewfinder The monitor opens up to 90°.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Screen Display

    Adjusting the screen display Touch to adjust the selected item. Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 26) Press the MENU button. • Menu operation (Page 95) • Operations may also be performed using buttons on the remote control that correspond to those on the camera.
  • Page 32: Setting The Calendar

    Setting the calendar The CLOCK SET value is recorded in the contents Setting the clock (clip), and affects the sequence of playback of the Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 26) thumbnails. Before carrying out recording, be sure to check and set CLOCK SET and TIME ZONE. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 33: Basic Shooting Operations

    Basic shooting operations Preparing for recording • Do not perform any of the following operations while the SD Memory Card ACCESS lamp is Set the camera’s power switch to OFF. flashing. (Page 26) Performing these operations may damage the • Check that the mode lamp is off.
  • Page 34: Shooting In Auto Mode

    Basic shooting operations (continued) Shooting in auto mode Turn the POWER switch to ON. (Page 26) • Check that the mode lamp (CAMERA) is lighted red. Switch the AUTO/MANUAL switch to AUTO to select auto mode. • appears on the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
  • Page 35: Checking Photos Taken (Rec Check)

    Checking photos taken (REC CHECK) Press the REC CHECK/PHOTO button while in recording standby mode. The last two seconds of video and audio will be played, and the camera returns to recording standby mode. • Only the POWER and START/STOP buttons are operable during REC CHECK.
  • Page 36: Sd Memory Card Recording Times

    Basic shooting operations (continued) SD Memory Card recording times Total available recording times (approx.) when using SD/SDHC Memory Cards manufactured by Panasonic Recording mode PH ∗ HA ∗ HG ∗ HE ∗ SD Memory Card (Highest quality mode ∗ (High quality mode/...
  • Page 37: Removing Sd Memory Card

    CD-ROM. For details on how to install it, refer to contents being accidentally erased from the card. install.txt. For details on how to use it, read the operating instructions (PDF file). The AVCCAM Viewer can also be downloaded Write-protect from the following website. switch
  • Page 38: Using The Zoom Function

    Using the zoom function This camera has a 1 x optical zoom function. Use Digital zoom function the zoom lever or assign zoom functions to the FOCUS ring to perform zoom operations. By setting D.ZOOM to any of the USER 1 - 3 buttons, you can use the camera’s digital zoom Zoom lever function.
  • Page 39: Shooting In Progressive Mode

    Shooting in progressive mode Selecting 1080/30P or 1080/4P for the REC Note the following when shooting in FORMAT option in the setting menu RECORD progressive mode. SETUP screen (Page 10) enables shooting in • There may be a slight delay to the start progressive mode.
  • Page 40: Shooting In Manual Mode

    Shooting in manual mode Set the unit to manual mode when manually When switching from auto mode to manual adjusting the focus, shutter speed, iris, gain and mode: white balance. • Iris and focus are set to AUTO. You can switch them to manual mode by Switching to manual mode pressing the IRIS button and FOCUS button.
  • Page 41: Using Focus Assist

    Using focus assist Setting the aperture and gain Pressing the FOCUS ASSIST button enlarges IRIS dial the center of the viewfinder and LCD monitor screens, or displays a bar at the bottom center of the screen. These displays make aligning the focus easier and are particularly useful in manual focus mode.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The White Balance And Black Balance

    Shooting in manual mode (continued) White balance and black balance Adjusting the white balance and black balance adjustments Use the AUTO/MANUAL switch to set to When white balance adjustments are performed, manual mode. (Page 40) black balance adjustments are performed at the same time.
  • Page 43: Using Presets

    • White balance cannot be adjusted if the ATW (Auto Tracking White) function is working. • Black balance cannot be adjusted during recording. • White balance cannot be adjusted during auto mode. Only black balance can be adjusted. • White balance cannot be adjusted if the shutter speed is set to less than 1/4.
  • Page 44: Shooting Techniques For Different Targets

    Shooting techniques for different targets Touch auto focus (CAMERA mode • Touch auto focus will not function in the only) following conditions. � Dark shooting conditions You can align focus on a subject by touching the � Fast-moving subjects LCD monitor. �...
  • Page 45: Zebra Pattern

    Marker • Images played back by pressing the REC CHECK button cannot be inverted horizontally. If you press the ZEBRA button while zebra patterns • Operation status displays during self-portrait are displayed, a marker appears near the center recording of the display (if you have set the setup menu, No display: Cannot record (no card, etc.) : Recording in progress SW&DISP SETUP, MARKER to ON).
  • Page 46: Pre Rec

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) PRE REC Record video and audio from three seconds before BARS ZEBRA the time of the operation to begin recording. Operation to start Operation to stop DISP/ recording recording MODE COUNTER RESET (Time) • This function will not be as effective when the Actual recording vibration is severe or when tracking a moving...
  • Page 47: Backlight Compensation

    Backlight compensation Adjusting the headphone volume while shooting Press the USER button you have allocated to the BACKLIGHT feature when shooting subjects lit Touch the LCD monitor and display the from the back. Function Navi. BACK LIGHT appears on the screen, and appears at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Page 48: Interval Recording

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) Interval recording • Do not remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter during interval recording. Doing so This function allows you to create short videos of may damage recorded image data or result in scenes that move slowly over long periods of time data loss.
  • Page 49: Time Stamp Function

    Time stamp function LAST CLIP function The date and time of recording can be recorded to The most recently recorded clip can be deleted at video images. the touch of a button by allocating the LAST CLIP Select ON in the TIME STAMP item on the settings function to any of the USER 1 - 3 buttons.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Shutter Speed

    Adjusting the shutter speed Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch to MANUAL to select manual mode. (Page 40) Touch the LCD monitor and display the Function Navi. Touch to display the operation menu. Touch SHTR. • The shutter speed appears at the left of the screen.
  • Page 51 CAMERA mode: With the 1080/60i or 720/60P formats Standard (1/60) SYNCRO SCAN 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120 1/100 1080/30P or 720/30P With the formats Standard (1/50) SYNCRO SCAN 1/15 1/30 1/50 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120 1/60 With the 1080/24P or 720/24P formats Standard (1/50)
  • Page 52: Synchro Scan

    Adjusting the shutter speed (continued) Synchro scan Adjust the shutter speed to match the frequency of the television or computer monitor to minimize the horizontal noise that appears when shooting such subjects. • By switching to progressive mode you can also shoot PAL system television screens.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Mic Input Level

    Adjusting the mic input level You can adjust the input level for the built-in microphone or external microphones during recording. Touch the LCD monitor and display the Function Navi. Touch to display the operation menu. Touch • This does not appear when MIC LEVEL SEL in the setting menu RECORD SETUP screen is set to FIX.
  • Page 54: Using Scene Files

    Using scene files You can store various scene file setting items for • Simply changing the scene file in FILE different shooting conditions within a scene file. SELECT will not change the settings. Be sure By changing scene files, you can recall necessary to perform LOAD with LOAD/SAVE/INIT.
  • Page 55: Initializing Scene Files

    Initializing scene files You can return current setting values to their factory default settings. Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 26) • The CAMERA lamp lights red. Press the MENU button. Touch SCENE1 or SCENE2 for FILE SELECT in the setting menu SCENE FILE screen. Touch INIT for LOAD/SAVE/INIT in the setting menu SCENE FILE screen.
  • Page 56: Clip Metadata

    Clip metadata ∗ You can add the name of the videographer, If there is no information in the metadata upload shooting location, text memos and other file, consecutive five-digit numbers will be information to the video data you have recorded on applied to the clips in the order that they were the SD Memory Card.
  • Page 57: Loading The Metadata

    META DATA REC: Loading the metadata Select this to set whether to record the metadata to be loaded into the unit You can perform any of the following operations. simultaneously on the SD Memory Card. Touch If necessary, make preparations prior to ON to set metadata recording.
  • Page 58: Using The Counter

    Clip metadata (continued) ∗ The COUNT value is indicated as a four-digit number. The COUNT value is incremented each time a new clip is captured if clip metadata has been read in and TYPE has been selected as the recording method. The COUNT value can be reset using the following procedure.
  • Page 59: Charging The Built-In Battery/Setting The Time Code

    Charging the built-in battery/Setting the time code Recharging the built-in battery Specifying the time code The camera’s internal battery saves the date and Set TC PRESET so you can record a value of time. your choice as the initial setting for the time code When SET DATE AND TIME is displayed even to be used at the start of recording.
  • Page 60: Setting User Information

    Charging the built-in battery/Setting the time code (continued) Touch ENTER when all items have been set. You can reset the user information to nothing by pressing RESET button. With this unit, the time code value is adjusted in accordance with the format and frame rate. For this reason, bear in mind that making a change in the format or frame rate may result in discontinuity from the last time code value of the previous...
  • Page 61: Shooting Photos

    Shooting photos • For details on other screen displays, see “Screen Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 26) displays”. (Page 86) • The CAMERA lamp lights red. ■ Shutter chance mark Lower and hold the POWER switch. • The shutter chance mark does not appear in •...
  • Page 62: Setting The Aspect Ratio / Recording Pixels

    Shooting photos (continued) Setting the aspect ratio / recording Setting the picture quality pixels You can select the quality for recorded pictures. You can select an aspect ratio based on the your Set the picture quality with the QUALITY item in intended print or playback method.
  • Page 63: Maximum Number Of Photos

    Maximum number of photos Aspect ratio Recording pixels 3520×2640 3264×2448 2560×1920 640×480 Quality 8 MB Memory 16 MB Card 32 MB capacity 64 MB 128 MB 1010 256 MB 1380 150 512 MB 760 4300 1 GB 5550 8660 2 GB 1110 1130 17650...
  • Page 64 Shooting photos (continued) Aspect ratio 16:9 Recording pixels 4224×2376 3328×1872 2560×1440 Quality 8 MB Memory 16 MB Card 32 MB capacity 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 1480 4 GB 1070 1090 170 1850 900 6 GB 1030...
  • Page 65: Thumbnail Screen

    Thumbnail screen Video data recorded in CAMERA mode is referred to as a clip, while still image data recorded in PHOTO mode is referred to as a photo. When you enter PB mode, thumbnail images of clips or photos appear on the LCD monitor (The thumbnails may take longer to display with higher quantities of clips and photos.).
  • Page 66: During Photo Playback

    Thumbnail screen (continued) During photo playback Press the T (+) and W (-) zoom buttons (or zoom lever) to change the display of the thumbnail screen in the following sequence. 20 photo display←→9 photo display (default)←→1 photo display 9 photo display 1 photo display 1 Photo number 12 DPOF settings mark...
  • Page 67: Thumbnail Operations

    Thumbnail operations Selecting the thumbnail display method ■ ■ During clip playback During photo playback You can display the kind of clips you want to see You can display thumbnails by the date on which as thumbnails. the photos were recorded. You can also set more precisely how you want the Touch [Select date].
  • Page 68: Format Card And Card Information

    Thumbnail operations (continued) Format card and card information SD Memory Cards can be formatted, and SD SD Memory Card information screen Memory Card information can be checked. Press the MENU button. Menu operation (Page 95) Touch the OTHER FUNCTIONS setting menu.
  • Page 69: Confirming Clip Information

    Confirming clip information Adding a SHOT MARK to a clip You can confirm and view information related to Adding a SHOT MARK ( ) will make it easier to clips. find the clips you are looking for. Press the T (+) zoom button (or zoom lever) while Press the T (+) zoom button (or zoom lever) displaying the thumbnail screen to display clip to change the thumbnail screen to 1 clip...
  • Page 70: Playing Back Clips

    Playing back clips • The operation icons disappear after about 3 Thumbnail screen seconds without operation. Touch the screen to display them again. ■ Changing the thumbnail screen display Press the T (+) and W (-) zoom buttons (or zoom lever) while thumbnails are displayed, to change the display of the thumbnail screen in the following Q.MENU...
  • Page 71 ■ ■ Adjusting the volume Frame-playback Adjust the speaker/headphone volume during You can perform frame-by-frame playback for playback using the zoom buttons. videos. 1) Pause playback. Keep the operation icons displayed. ) Touch and release quickly ( for reverse slow playback). •...
  • Page 72 Playing back clips (continued) ■ Direct playback 1) Touch to display the direct playback bar. ) Touch the direct playback bar. Direct playback bar • The playback images will skip in a paused state to the position that you touch. •...
  • Page 73: Clip Playback Settings

    Clip playback settings Make settings for playback format and method. Repeat playback Set playback format Use this setting to repeatedly play back all available clips. Set format for playback. Press the MENU button. Touch [Playback format selection] in the Menu operation (Page 95) thumbnail screen.
  • Page 74: Playing Back Photos

    Playing back photos Thumbnail screen Touch the operation icons to operate playback. Q.MENU MENU Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 26) • The CAMERA lamp lights red. Operation icons Start/pause slideshow playback Lower the POWER switch. • The PB lamp lights green. Play back previous photo Play back next photo Touch [Video/photo selection], and select...
  • Page 75: Playback By Date

    ■ Changing slideshow settings in PB mode Playback by date 1) Touch [Slideshow]. This function selects only photos shot on a specified date for playback. Touch [Select date]. Select date Slideshow ) Touch an interval duration. • SHORT: Approx. 1 second •...
  • Page 76: Useful Playback Functions

    Useful playback functions Adjust volume (remote control) Checking the date and time Adjust the audio output of the built-in Press the DATE/TIME button on the remote speaker and headphones during playback. control to show the date and time of shooting on Press the ZOOM/VOL buttons.
  • Page 77: Deleting Clips/Photos (Videos And Photos)

    Deleting clips/photos (videos and photos) • Clips and photos that are deleted cannot be Selecting clips or photos to delete restored. Be sure to check carefully before deleting them. Press the button while the clip or photo thumbnail screen is displayed. Touch SELECT.
  • Page 78: Setting Protection (Videos And Photos)

    Setting protection (videos and photos) You can set protection for clips and photos to Protecting photos prevent accidental deletion. (Even protected data Press the MENU button while the photo will be deleted if you format the memory.) thumbnail screen is displayed. Protecting clips Touch YES for the SCENE PROTECT item in Press the MENU button while the clip...
  • Page 79: Dpof Settings (Photos)

    DPOF settings (photos) ■ Information (DPOF data) such as which photos Canceling all DPOF settings to print and the number of copies to print can be Touch CANCEL ALL for the DPOF SET item in the written to the SD Memory Card. setting menu PICT.
  • Page 80: Printing Photos On A Printer (Pictbridge)

    Printing photos on a printer (PictBridge) • A PictBridge-compatible printer is necessary. Select the print size. (Refer to the operating instructions for the STANDARD : Standard size set for the printer printer.) 4X5 INCH : 4X5 inch size 5X7 INCH : 5X7 inch size 4X6 INCH : 4X6 inch size (postcard)
  • Page 81 • To prevent printing errors, do not do the following while printing is in progress. � Disconnect the USB connection cable � Open the card cover and remove the SD Memory Card � Change modes � Turn the power off •...
  • Page 82: Connecting External Units

    Connecting external units Headphones QUIC K STA RT CAME RA A/V OU T PHO TO POW ER CO MP ON ENT OU T CA M RE MO TE ZO OM S/S FO CU S IRI S 3.5-mm stereo mini jack •...
  • Page 83: Computer (Non-Linear Editing/File Transfer)

    Computer (non-linear editing/file transfer) USB connection cable (optional) Computer Mini-B Ferrite core (included) • For details on the computer’s conditions and other factors, see page 85. • When connecting the camera with a PC using a USB connection cable, attach the two ferrite cores (included) to the USB connection cable, one at a position about 5 cm from the PC terminal and the other at a position about 5 cm from the camera terminal.
  • Page 84: Tv/Monitor

    Always take sufficient care when handling the ferrite core, as it can be easily damaged when dropped or subjected to other impact. • It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable. • HDMI output will take priority if both HDMI cable and VIDEO OUT cable are connected at the same time.
  • Page 85: Nonlinear Editing

    Nonlinear editing Non-linear editing of video data on SD Memory Perform non-linear editing on the computer. Cards can be performed by connecting the camera The contents of the SD Memory Card will via the USB connection cable to a computer for appear as a removable disk icon within My editing.
  • Page 86: Screen Displays

    Screen displays Regular displays For details on information display, mode check information display, and safety zone, see page 90. CAMERA mode/PHOTO mode 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 0 0 META 1080 15dB 1/1000 M A R K 2 0 0 9 3 : 5 9 : 5 9 M F 2 3...
  • Page 87 During self-portrait recording 1 Time code display ∗ 3 Recording function display Each time you press the COUNTER button, the PRE-REC : Displayed when PREREC MODE is set display switches over to the following data (or to ON. (Page 46) no indication).
  • Page 88 Screen displays (continued) 7 Remaining battery capacity display 9 Media information display When using Panasonic-manufactured batteries Displays basic information about inserted SD compatible with this product, the remaining Memory Card. battery capacity is displayed (“m” indicates : (White) Playback possible minutes).
  • Page 89 30 Focus control information display ∗ 22 Face detection frame display Displayed when the FACE FRAMING item in Displays the focus control information with 99 - 00. the setting menu SW&DISP SETUP screen is In the auto focus mode, AF appears. In the manual set to PRIMARY or ALL, and FACE DETECT focus mode, MF appears.
  • Page 90 Screen displays (continued) 44 Safety zone ∗ 35 Auto iris control display STD: Standard auto-iris control The range of the zone is indicated by the Auto iris control for spotlight SAFETY ZONE item (Page 107) on the Auto iris control for backlight SW&DISP SETUP screen.
  • Page 91: Main Warning Displays

    Main warning displays The main warning displays appearing on the LCD monitor or viewfinder are listed below. If a warning display is not listed, check carefully the message displayed. ■ CARD FULL. ALL DATA WILL BE DELETED. The card is full. FORMAT THE CARD NOW? CARD LOCKED.
  • Page 92: Error Displays

    Screen displays (continued) ■ ■ REC STOPPED. UNABLE TO FORMAT. NOW WRITING. The card cannot be formatted. Video recording has been stopped. Data is now being written to the card. Error displays REPAIR CLIP? Do you wish to repair clips now? The following messages are displayed when an error has occurred in the camera or the SD Memory Card.
  • Page 93: Setting The Display Items

    Setting the DISPLAY items Display the following items on the viewfinder and LCD monitor by pressing the DISP/MODE CHK button or by configuring OTHER DISPLAY of the SW&DISP SETUP screen of the setup menus. (Page 98) : Displayed x : Not displayed —...
  • Page 94 Screen displays (continued) ∗ ∗ 34 Date and time display — — ∗ ∗ 35 Auto iris control display — — ∗ ∗ 36 Iris display — — 37 DPOF display — — ∗ ∗ 38 Clip number display — —...
  • Page 95: Using The Setup Menus

    Using the setup menus Use the setup menus to change the settings to Touch the item you want to set. suit the scenes you are shooting or what you are recording. Q.MENU MENU • To return to a previous screen, touch Touch the setting option.
  • Page 96: Using Quick Menu And Function Navi

    Using the setup menus (continued) Using Quick Menu and Function Navi Certain items can be set quickly using Quick Menu and Function Navi. ■ Quick Menu Touch the items to set them. You can set the following items in Quick Menu. Press the Q.MENU button.
  • Page 97: Initializing The Menu Settings

    ■ Function Navi Initializing the menu settings Touch the LCD monitor. You can return the setting values for each item to their factory default settings with the MENU Touch INIT item in the setting menu OTHER FUNCTION screen. Touch the item. To initialize menu settings, set this item to YES.
  • Page 98: Setup Menu Structure

  • Page 99: Pb Mode Menu

  • Page 100: Setup Menu List

    Setup menu list SCENE FILE screen Display Item Description of settings mode FILE SELECT CAMERA Selects the scene file. SCENE1 SCENE2 LOAD/SAVE/ CAMERA Loads, saves, or initializes the scene file selected with FILE SELECT. INIT LOAD: Loads the scene file settings set on this camera. SAVE: Saves changed scene file settings.
  • Page 101: Camera Setup Screen

    SCENE FILE screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode KNEE CAMERA To avoid overexposure, select the compression level (knee point) of the high intensity video signals received through the pickup device. AUTO: Sets the level automatically according to the received signals. LOW: Low setting (Compression starts at approx.
  • Page 102: Record Setup Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) RECORD SETUP screen Display Item Q.MENU Description of settings mode REC FORMAT CAMERA Selects the recording format. PH 1080/60i PH 1080/30P PH 1080/24P PH 720/60P PH 720/30P PH 720/24P HA 1080/60i HG 1080/60i HE 1080/60i • PH 1080/4P and PH 70/4P represent native recording.
  • Page 103 RECORD SETUP screen (continued) Display Item Q.MENU Description of settings mode WIND CUT CAMERA Reduces noise caused by strong wind blowing against the built-in mic. ON OFF • When an external mic or an XLR Microphone Adapter is connected, this setting is fixed at OFF. MIC ALC CAMERA Sets mic level auto control to ON or OFF (CH1 and CH...
  • Page 104: Picture Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) PICTURE screen Display Item Q.MENU Description of settings mode PICTURE SIZE PHOTO Sets the recording pixels during photo shooting. 4:3 image aspect ratio: : 3520×2640 : 3264×2448 : 2560×1920 : 640×480 3: image aspect ratio: : 3984×2656 : 3264×2176 : 2592×1728 16:9 image aspect ratio:...
  • Page 105: Play Setup Screen

    PLAY SETUP screen Display Item Description of settings mode REPEAT PLAY When set to ON, supported clips are played repeatedly. ON OFF RESUME PLAY PB When set to ON, playback resumes from the video position at which clip playback stopped. ON OFF OPERATION screen Display...
  • Page 106: Sw&Disp Setup Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) SW&DISP SETUP screen Display Item Q.MENU Description of settings mode IRIS DIAL CAMERA Sets the rotation direction and the aperture control of the IRIS dial. (In PHOTO MANUAL IRIS mode) DOWN OPEN: The iris opens when the IRIS dial is turned downward.
  • Page 107 SW&DISP SETUP screen (continued) Display Item Q.MENU Description of settings mode SMOOTH CAMERA Selects the method in which zoom operations are stopped. ZOOM STOP PHOTO Smooth stop. OFF: Precise stop. CAM GAIN CAMERA Sets the maximum value for camera gain. LIMIT PHOTO CAMERA mode...
  • Page 108 Setup menu list (continued) SW&DISP SETUP screen (continued) Display Item Q.MENU Description of settings mode VIDEO OUT CAMERA Select ON to output the information displayed on the screen together PHOTO with the signals from the VIDEO OUT jack. ON OFF •...
  • Page 109: Other Functions Screen

    OTHER FUNCTIONS screen Display Item Description of settings mode CARD CAMERA Formats the SD Memory Card. FORMAT PHOTO YES: Formats the card. CARD STATUS Displays the SD Memory Card status. YES: Displays the card status. IR REMOTE CAMERA Sets the operations of the supplied remote control unit. PHOTO Accepts commands from the remote control.
  • Page 110 Setup menu list (continued) OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode POWER SAVE CAMERA Selects the power-saving mode when the camera is not operated for about 5 PHOTO minutes while an SD Memory Card is inserted in CAMERA mode. The camera-recorder’s power is set to OFF.
  • Page 111 OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode TV ASPECT PHOTO Sets the aspect ratio of the TV that will be connected. PB ∗ 16:9 MENU INIT CAMERA Returns menu settings to factory default settings. PHOTO • Returns all items except CLOCK SET, TIME ZONE, and OPERATION TIME to factory default settings.
  • Page 112: 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- P110 apparent reason.
  • Page 113 Recording Cannot record even • Is the write-protect switch on the SD Memory Card in the “LOCK” through the SD Memory position? The card cannot be recorded to if the switch is in the Card is inserted correctly. “LOCK” position. •...
  • Page 114 Before calling for service (continued) PC connection Computer does not • Check the operating environment. recognize camera when • If your computer has multiple USB terminals, please try connecting USB connection cable is the camera to a different USB terminal. connected.
  • Page 115 The changeover between clips may not always be smooth when playing back multiple clips in succession. Video may momentarily pause when playing back multiple clips in succession in circumstances such as those detailed below. ■ Mixture of different recording formats Recording mode = PH mode Playback format = 1080/60i(30P) Recording format...
  • Page 116: Updating The Firmware

    Updating the firmware For the latest information on firmware updates, visit the support page at the following Web site. 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.
  • Page 117: Storage Precautions

    Storage Precautions Before storing the camera-recorder, remove both SD Memory Cards the SD Memory Card and battery. • After ejecting an SD Memory Card from the unit, Store all of these items in a place with low humidity be absolutely sure to stow it in its own case. and relatively constant temperature.
  • Page 118: Recording Format

    Recording format Frame rate Recording mode 1080/30P 1080/4P 1080/60i 1080/60i (over 60i) (Native recording) 70/30P 70/4P 70/60P 70/60P (over 60P) (Native recording) 1080/60i 1080/60i – – 1080/60i 1080/60i – – 1080/60i 1080/60i – –...
  • Page 119: How To Handle Data Recorded On Sd Memory Card

    The AVCCAM Viewer can be downloaded from the following website. Both a Windows version and a Mac version are available. (Compatible OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Mac OS 10.5.1/ Mac OS 10.5.) ■ Concerning the handling of the camera’s metadata A special manufacturer area in the control file area under the AVCHD standard is employed for the metadata which is supported by this camera.
  • Page 120: Specifications

    Specifications [General] Shutter speed settings CAMERA mode: Supply voltage: DC 7. V Preset (when the battery is used) 60i/60P mode: DC 7.3 V 1/60, 1/100, 1/10, 1/50, 1/500, 1/1000, (when the AC adapter is used) 1/000 seconds Power consumption: 30P mode: 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/10, 1/50, 1/500, 7.8 W (MAX) : When XLR Microphone 1/1000, 1/000 seconds...
  • Page 121 Transmission rate [Audio IN/OUT] PH mode: Approx. 1 Mbps (VBR) XLR adapter HA mode: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR) Dedicated mini jack HG mode: Approx. 13 Mbps (VBR) AUDIO output HE mode: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR) A/V OUT terminal audio output, ch Output: 316 mV, 600 Ω...
  • Page 122 Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.

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