Panasonic HDC-HS900 Operating Instructions Manual

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Model number suffix "EB" denotes UK model.


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions High Definition Video Camera HDC-SD900 Model No. HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 Before use, please read these instructions completely. Model number suffix “EB” denotes UK model. VQT3K80...

  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Dear Customer, CAUTION! We would like to take this opportunity to IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS thank you for purchasing this Panasonic UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET High Definition Video Camera. Please read OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE these Operating Instructions carefully and FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND keep them handy for future reference.

  • Page 3

    How to replace the fuse CAUTION! The location of the fuse differ according to ≥ DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS the type of AC mains plug (figures A and B). UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN Confirm the AC mains plug fitted and follow CABINET OR IN ANOTHER the instructions below.

  • Page 4

    By disposing of these products and CAUTION batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable resources and prevent any Danger of explosion if battery is potential negative effects on human incorrectly replaced. Replace only with health and the environment which could the same or equivalent type otherwise arise from inappropriate waste recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Page 5: Recording Motion Pictures

    ≥ About disposing of or giving away this unit. unit. (l 151) iFrame: ∫ Handling of HDD [HDC-HS900] This is a recording format suitable for This unit is equipped with the built-in HDD. playing back or editing on Mac (iMovie’11).

  • Page 6: This Unit

    HDC-SD900 Falling detection . Pictures HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 ] is indicated on the screen when it may be slightly different from the original. detects a falling state (a weightless state). If ≥ The illustrations used in these operating...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents, Advanced (recording)

    Playback operations....... 87 Before recording ........27 Motion picture playback using Selecting a media to record operation icon ........87 [HDC-TM900/HDC-HS900] ......29 Creating still picture from Recording motion pictures ....30 motion picture ........88 Recording still pictures ......32 Highlight&Time frame index ....88 Recording still pictures in Repeat playback .......

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Approximate number of recordable Copying between SD card and pictures..........158 Built-in Memory/HDD Optional accessories ......160 [HDC-TM900/HDC-HS900] ....111 Specifications ........162 Connecting a DVD burner to copy to/ Index ............166 play back a disc ........113 Preparing for copying/ playing back ........

  • Page 9

    ≥ For customers within the UK: 0844 844 3869 ≥ For customers within Ireland: 01 289 8333 Direct Sales at Panasonic UK ≥ For customers: 0844 844 3856 ≥ Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our Customer Care Centre Monday–Thursday 9.00 a.m.–5.30 p.m.,...

  • Page 10: Accessories

    Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of Dec. 2010. These may be subject to change. Shoe adaptor Battery pack (supplied for HDC-SD900 VW-VBN130 and HDC-TM900; not supplied for HDC-HS900) AC adaptor VYC0996 VSK0733 CD-ROM AC cable Software...

  • Page 11: Parts Identification And Handling

    Preparation Parts identification and handling Speaker 2 3 4 5 Power button [ ] (l 22) Inlet (cooling fan) (l 27) Intelligent auto/Manual button [iA/MANUAL] (l 34, 80) Optical image stabilizer button O.I.S.] (l 52) Eyepiece corrector dial (l 28) 1080/50p button [1080/50p] (l 53) Battery release lever [BATT] (l 15) Battery holder (l 15)

  • Page 12

    24 LCD monitor (Touch screen) (l 24) ≥ It can open up to 90o. ≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens or 90o B towards the viewfinder. Due to limitations in LCD production technology, there may be some tiny bright or dark spots on the LCD monitor screen.

  • Page 13

    29 Microphone terminal [MIC] ≥ A compatible plug-in powered microphone can be used as an external microphone. ≥ Audio will be stereo (2 ch) with the external microphone input. ≥ (Microphone input level meter) is displayed when the external microphone is connected. (l 73) ≥...

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    HDC-SD900 HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 43 HDD access lamp [ACCESS HDD] 44 Accessory shoe (l 160) 39 Shoe adaptor mounting part (l 160) 45 DC input terminal [DC IN] (l 16) 40 Shoe adaptor cover (l 160) ≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except 41 Shoe adaptor release lever the supplied one.

  • Page 15: Power Supply, Inserting/removing The Battery

    Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries which do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.

  • Page 16: Charging The Battery

    ≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 152. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 10, 17, 18, 160). ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.

  • Page 17: Charging And Recording Time

    Charging and recording time ∫ Charging/Recording time ≥ Temperature: 25 oC/humidity: 60%RH ≥ When using the viewfinder (times in parentheses are when using the LCD monitor) HDC-SD900 Battery model number Maximum Actual Charging Recording [Voltage/Capacity continuously recordable time mode (minimum)] recordable time time 1 h 35 min...

  • Page 18

    HDC-HS900 Battery model Maximum Actual number Charging Recording Recording continuously recordable [Voltage/Capacity time destination mode recordable time (minimum)] time 1 h 15 min 45 min [1080/50p] (1 h 15 min) (45 min) 50 min [HA] (45 min) 1 h 20 min...

  • Page 19

    ≥ The remaining battery capacity is displayed when using the Panasonic battery that you can use for this unit. The actual time can vary depending on your actual use. ≥ When using the AC adaptor or batteries made by other companies, the remaining battery capacity will not be shown.

  • Page 20: Recording To A Card, Cards That You Can Use With This Unit

    ≥ Please confirm the latest information about SD Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards/SDXC Memory Cards that can be used for motion picture recording on the following website. (This website is in English only.) ≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are not based on SD Memory Card Specifications.

  • Page 21: Inserting/removing An Sd Card

    Inserting/removing an SD card When using an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the SD card. (l 46) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.

  • Page 22: Turning The Unit On/off, Turning The Unit On And Off With The Power Button

    Preparation Turning the unit on/off You can turn the unit on and off using the power button, the LCD monitor or the viewfinder. A clicking sound is heard when the unit is shaken. ≥ This is the sound of the lens moving and is not a defect. This sound will no longer be heard when the unit is turned on and change the mode to Turning the unit on and off with the power button Press the power button to turn on the unit.

  • Page 23: Selecting A Mode

    ≥ The unit will not turn off unless the LCD monitor is closed and the viewfinder is retracted. ≥ The unit will not turn off while recording motion pictures even if the LCD monitor is closed and the viewfinder is retracted. ≥...

  • Page 24: How To Use The Touch Screen

    Preparation How to use the touch screen You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger. It is easier to use the stylus pen (supplied) for detailed operation or if it is hard to operate with your fingers.

  • Page 25: About The Touch Menu

    About the touch menu Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the touch menu to switch the operation icons. Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the touch menu. ≥ It is also possible to switch the operation icons by sliding the touch menu right or left while touching it.

  • Page 26: Setting Date And Time


  • Page 27: Before Recording

    Basic Before recording ∫ Basic camera positioning 1 Hold the unit with both hands. 2 Put your hand through the grip belt. 3 It is convenient to use sub recording start/stop button A when holding the unit around your waist. ≥...

  • Page 28

    ∫ To adjust the image in the viewfinder Adjust to make the image clear by rotating the eyepiece corrector dial. ≥ Extend the viewfinder and close the LCD monitor to turn on the viewfinder. ∫ To record showing the contents to a partner Extend the viewfinder and rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.

  • Page 29

    Basic Selecting a media to record [HDC-TM900/ HDC-HS900] The card, built-in memory, and HDD media can be selected separately to record motion pictures or still pictures. Change the mode to l 39 Select the menu. : [MEDIA SELECT] MENU Touch the media to record motion pictures or still pictures.

  • Page 30: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording motion pictures Change the mode to Open the LCD monitor or extend the viewfinder. Press the recording start/stop button to start recording. A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥. Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording.

  • Page 31

    ≥ There are 3 recording formats that can be used with this unit: AVCHD that records high-definition motion pictures, 1080/50p that records motion pictures in maximum quality for this unit and iFrame that records motion pictures suitable for playback and editing on Mac (iMovie’11). To change the recording format, change the recording mode (l 64) or press and hold the 1080/50p button.

  • Page 32: Recording Still Pictures

    Basic Recording still pictures Change the mode to Open the LCD monitor or extend the viewfinder. Press the button halfway. (For auto focus only) Press the button fully. Focus indication: A Focus indication ± (The white lamp flashes.): Focusing ¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus No mark: When focusing is unsuccessful.

  • Page 33: Recording Still Pictures In Motion Picture Recording Mode

    ∫ About the screen indications in still picture recording Still picture operation indicator (l 139) R3000 R3000 R3000 R3000: Remaining number of still pictures 14.2 MEGA (Flashes in red when [0] appears.) Quality of still pictures (l 77) Size of still pictures (l 76) 14.2 MEGA MEGA optical image stabilizer (l 32)

  • Page 34: Intelligent Auto Mode

    Basic Intelligent auto mode The following modes appropriate for the condition are set just by pointing the unit to what you want to record. /MANUAL Intelligent auto/Manual button Press this button to switch intelligent auto mode/manual mode. ≥ Please refer to page 80 about manual mode.

  • Page 35: Intelligent Auto Mode, Automatic White Balance

    ≥ Faces cannot be detected depending on the recording conditions, such as when faces are of certain sizes or at certain tilts or when digital zoom is used. ≥ [MIC SETUP] is set to [SURROUND] in the Intelligent Auto Mode. Also, when [REC MODE] is set to [iFrame] in the intelligent auto mode, [MIC SETUP] will be set to [STEREO MIC].

  • Page 36: Motion Picture/still Picture Playback

    Touch the play mode select icon A. (l 25) HDC-SD900 Select the [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back. ≥ Touch [ENTER]. HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 Select the [MEDIA] and [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back. ≥ Touch [ENTER]. HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 Touch the scene or the still picture to be played back.

  • Page 37

    Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon. C Operation icon 0h00m15s 0h00m15s 0h00m15s ≥ Operation icons and screen display will disappear when no function is performed for a specific period of time. To display them again, touch the screen. Motion picture playback Still picture playback 1/;:...

  • Page 38: Still Picture Compatibility

    ≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback. ≥ If pause play is continued for 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails. ≥ The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to 0h00m00s each scene. ≥ When playing back iFrame scenes, the image will pause momentarily and the screen may turn black when the scenes are switching.

  • Page 39: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the touch menu to display . (l 25) MENU Touch [MENU]. Touch the desired item to enter the setting. MENU MENU Touch the top menu A. Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu setting.

  • Page 40: Using The Quick Menu

    Using the quick menu This allows quick setting of some of the menus. ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the touch menu to display . (l 25) MENU Touch [Q.MENU]. The following menus can be set. Touch the desired menu. ≥...

  • Page 41: Using The Setup Menu

    Basic Using the Setup Menu ≥ The items displayed differ depending on the position or settings of the mode switch. Select the menu. : [SETUP] # desired setting MENU [CLOCK SET] Please refer to page 26. [SET WORLD TIME] It is possible to display and record the time at the travel destination by selecting your home region and the travel destination.

  • Page 42: Date Format

    (Only when setting the region of your travel destination) Touch to select your travel destination and touch [ENTER]. ≥ Touch [SUMMER TIME SET] to set daylight saving time. appears and the C The local time at the selected summer time setting is turned on. The travel travel destination destination time and time difference from D The time difference between...

  • Page 43

    HDC-SD900 ≥ Quick start will not work if there is no SD card inserted. HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 ≥ Quick start will not work if the [SD CARD] is selected in the [MEDIA SELECT], even if there is no SD card inserted.

  • Page 44

    [REMOTE CONTROL] [OFF]/[ON] Please refer to page 49. [REC LAMP] [OFF]/[ON] The recording lamp lights up during recording and flashes when the unit receives a signal from the remote control or when the self-timer is counting down. When this is set to [OFF], it does not light during recording.

  • Page 45

    [EVF SET] It adjusts the brightness of the viewfinder. ≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded. Extend the viewfinder and open the LCD monitor. Touch [EVF SET]. ≥ The viewfinder turns on. Touch to adjust the setting. ≥...

  • Page 46: Format Card, Format Media

    Do not format an SD card using any other equipment such as a PC. The card may not be used on this unit. HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 [FORMAT MEDIA] Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be erased and cannot be restored.

  • Page 47

    1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. The capacities of this unit, PCs and software are expressed as 1 GB=1,024k1,024k1,024=1,073,741,824 bytes. Therefore, the indicated value of the capacity appears to be smaller. HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 [MEDIA STATUS] The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card, built-in memory and HDD can be checked.

  • Page 48

    [CALIBRATION] Perform the touch screen calibration if a different object to the one touched is selected. Touch [CALIBRATION]. ≥ Touch [ENTER]. Touch the [_] that appears on the screen with the supplied stylus pen. ≥ Touch [_] in sequence (up left # down left # down right # up right # centre). Touch [ENTER].

  • Page 49: Using With The Remote Control

    Basic Using with the remote control Select the menu. 10 Menu button [MENU] 11 OK button [OK] : [SETUP] # * means that these buttons function in the MENU [REMOTE CONTROL] # [ON] same manner as the corresponding buttons on the unit. Remove the insulation sheet A before START/ STOP...

  • Page 50: Operation Of Direction Buttons Ok Button

    Operation of direction CAUTION buttons/OK button Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type Press a direction button. recommended by the manufacturer. PAUSE STILL ADV STILL ADV Dispose of used batteries according to SKIP STOP SKIP...

  • Page 51: Zoom In/out Function, About The Zoom Speed, Ring Zoom, Extra Optical Zoom

    Advanced (Recording) Zoom in/out function Zoom lever/Zoom buttons T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) ≥ Maximum zoom magnification for recording motion pictures can be set with [ZOOM MODE]. (l 64) ≥ You can also zoom by simply touching the LCD monitor. (Touch Zoom: l 54) About the zoom speed The zoom speed will be faster in the order of zoom lever/ring zoom, zoom button/zoom button on the remote control, touch zoom.

  • Page 52: Image Stabilizer Function

    ≥ If you take your finger off the zoom lever during zoom operation, the operation sound may be recorded. When returning the zoom lever to the original position, move it quietly. ≥ When the zoom magnification is 12k, the subjects are focused at about 1.2 m or more. ≥...

  • Page 53: P Recording

    Advanced (Recording) 1080/50p recording This is a 1080/50p (1920k1080/50 progressive) recording mode that can record in maximum quality*. * This means the highest quality for this unit. 1080/50p button To set to 1080/50p recording mode, press and hold the button until is displayed.

  • Page 54: Recording With The Touch Function, Touch Function Icons

    Advanced (Recording) Recording with the Touch function You can record using convenient functions just by the easy operation of touching the screen. Touch (left side)/ (right side) of the touch menu to display touch function icons. (l 25) (e.g. AF/AE tracking) Touch the touch function icon.

  • Page 55

    AF/AE tracking It is possible to set the focus and exposure to the subject specified on the touch screen. The focus and exposure will keep following the subject automatically even if it moves. (Dynamic tracking) Touch ≥ When [FACE RECOG.] (l 66) is [ON] and a registered face is detected, the target is automatically locked.

  • Page 56: Optical Image Stabilizer Lock

    Optical image stabilizer lock In motion picture recording mode, you can further improve optical image stabilization by touching and holding optical image stabilizer lock icon. With this function, you can further reduce the effects of the shake that tends to occur when using zoom. A Optical image stabilizer lock icon Press the optical image stabilizer button to turn the image stabilizer on.

  • Page 57: Recording Functions Of Operation Icons, Operation Icons

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of operation icons Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded. Touch (left side)/ (right side) of the touch menu to display the operation icons. (l 25) ≥ Touch on touch menu to switch pages upward or downward.

  • Page 58: Intelligent Contrast Control

    If you change the mode HDC-SD900 If you remove the SD card HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 If you remove the SD card while [MEDIA SELECT] is set to [VIDEO/SD CARD] j If you touch [MENU] or [Q.MENU] j If you press 1080/50p button...

  • Page 59: Smile Shot

    HDC-SD900 When there is no SD card inserted HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 When [MEDIA SELECT] is set to [PICTURE/SD CARD], and there is no SD card inserted j When it is set to manual focus j When the interval recording is used j When [FACE RECOG.] is set to [OFF], or no one is registered (In...

  • Page 60: Red Eye Reduction, Built-in Flash

    Built-in flash When the button is pressed, the flash is activated and the picture will be recorded. Use the built-in flash in order to record still pictures in dark places. Each time the ß icon is selected, the indication changes by one setting in the following order: ß...

  • Page 61: Backlight Compensation, Soft Skin Mode

    Self-timer This is for recording still pictures using the timer. Each time the icon is selected, the indication changes by one setting in the following order: Ø10 (Records after 10 seconds) # Ø2 (Records after 2 seconds) # setting cancelled ≥...

  • Page 62: Tele Macro, Colour Night View

    Tele macro A more impressive image can be obtained by focusing on the object only in close-up and shading off the background. ≥ The unit can focus on the subject at a distance of approx. 70 cm. ≥ When the Tele macro is set with the zoom magnification less than 12k, it will automatically be set to 12k.

  • Page 63: Recording Functions Of Menus

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of menus [SCENE MODE] When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures. : [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting MENU [OFF]: Cancel the setting 5Sports: To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and pause of playback Portrait: To make people stand out against the background...

  • Page 64: Zoom Mode, Rec Mode

    ≥ (Night scenery/Night portrait) j The shutter speed is 1/2 or more in still picture recording mode. j It is recommended using a tripod. ≥ (Night portrait) j The flash is set to [ON]. [ZOOM MODE] Set the maximum zoom ratio for the motion picture recording mode. : [RECORD SETUP] # [ZOOM MODE] # desired setting MENU [Opt.Zoom 12k]:...

  • Page 65: Time Lapse Rec

    [TIME LAPSE REC] A scene that moves slowly for long period of time is recorded frame by frame with an interval, and is recorded as a short time motion picture. A frame is recorded with a set recording interval. 25 frames will make up motion picture of 1 second. ≥...

  • Page 66: Face Recog

    HDC-TM900 [RELAY REC] It is possible to continuously record motion picture to an SD card when there is no space available in the built-in memory. (It allows you to record only to SD card from built-in memory.) ≥ Set [MEDIA SELECT] to [Built-inMemory]. ≥...

  • Page 67: Registering A Face For Face Recognition

    ∫ Registering a face for face recognition : [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE RECOG.] # [SET] # [SAVE] MENU ≥ Up to a maximum of 6 people can be registered. Align the person’s face with the guide. ≥ Take a picture of the persons face from the front, ensuring that their hair does not hide the outline of their face, their eyes or their eyebrows.

  • Page 68: Changing The Information Of A Registered Person, Canceling A Registered Person

    ∫ Changing the information of a registered person Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE RECOG.] # [SET] # [EDIT] MENU Touch the desired item to enter the setting. ≥ Up to 3 face shots can be registered. To additionally register or to change/delete the registered face shots, touch or the face shot.

  • Page 69: Face Framing

    [NAME DISPLAY] When a registered person is detected by face recognition during recording, the name registered for that person is displayed. : [RECORD SETUP] # [NAME DISPLAY] # desired number MENU [OFF]/[1]/[2]/[3] ≥ Displayed name will disappear after a while. ≥...

  • Page 70

    [AUTO SLOW SHTR (2D)] You can record bright pictures even in dark places by slowing the shutter speed. ≥ Switch to manual mode. (l 80) : [RECORD SETUP] # [AUTO SLOW SHTR (2D)] # [ON] MENU ≥ The shutter speed is set to 1/25 or more depending on the surrounding brightness. ≥...

  • Page 71: Shooting Guide

    [Digital Cinema Colour] ™ Recording motion pictures with more vivid colours, using x.v.Colour technology. ≥ Switch to manual mode. (l 80) ≥ Set [REC MODE] to [HA], [HG], [HX] or [HE] (l 64), or set to 1080/50p recording mode. (l 53) : [RECORD SETUP] # [Digital Cinema Colour] # [ON] MENU ≥...

  • Page 72

    [WIND NOISE CANCELLER] This will reduce the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones while maintaining the realism. ≥ Switch to manual mode. (l 80) : [RECORD SETUP] # [WIND NOISE CANCELLER] # [ON] MENU ≥ This function’s default setting is [ON]. ≥...

  • Page 73: Mic Level

    [MIC LEVEL] When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones and the external microphone terminal can be adjusted. ≥ Switch to manual mode. (l 80) Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC LEVEL] # desired setting MENU [AUTO]: AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically.

  • Page 74

    [BASS SETTING] Change the lower setting of the built-in microphone according to your choice. ≥ Switch to manual mode. (l 80) : [RECORD SETUP] # [BASS SETTING] # desired setting MENU [0dB]/[+3dB]/[+6dB]/[LOWCUT] ≥ Normally set to [0dB]. ≥ Select [+3dB] or [+6dB] to get strong power feeling at bass level. [PICTURE ADJUST] Adjust the quality of the image while recording.

  • Page 75

    [LUMINANCE] Displays the luminance level of the centre of the screen (luminance display frame) in %. It makes the adjustment of the brightness of the object easier, by checking the luminance level of the object, when recording same object in different surroundings. Adjust the brightness using [IRIS].

  • Page 76: Picture Size

    [PICTURE SIZE] The higher the number of pixels, the higher the clarity of the picture when printing. : [PICTURE] # [PICTURE SIZE] # desired setting MENU ≥ It is possible to set from the quick menu. (l 40) ≥ The number of recording pixels that can be set changes depending on selected screen aspect ratio.

  • Page 77: Aspect Ratio

    ≥ This function’s default settings are in still picture recording mode and in motion 13.3 14.2 picture recording mode. ≥ The recording will become longer depending on the recording pixels. ≥ Please refer to page 158 about the number of recordable pictures. [QUALITY] Selecting the picture quality.

  • Page 78

    [HI-SPEED BURST] Recording is done continuously at the rate of 50 still pictures per second. Use this function to record an object with fast movement. Select the menu. : [PICTURE] # [HI-SPEED BURST] # desired setting MENU [OFF]: Cancel the setting. [50 Frames/sec]: 180 still pictures are recorded continuously at the rate of 50 per second.

  • Page 79: Af Assist Lamp, Shtr Sound

    [AF ASSIST LAMP] Illuminating the subject makes it easier for the camera to focus when recording in low light conditions that make focusing difficult. ≥ Switch to manual mode. (l 80) : [PICTURE] # [AF ASSIST LAMP] # [AUTO] MENU ≥...

  • Page 80: Manual Recording

    Advanced (Recording) Manual recording The operation sequence differs for the LCD monitor and viewfinder. ≥ The manual focus, white balance, shutter speed, brightness (Iris and Gain) settings are retained when you change between motion picture recording mode and still picture recording mode. Press the iA/MANUAL button or the CAMERA FUNCTION button to switch to manual mode.

  • Page 81: White Balance

    White balance The automatic white balance function may not reproduce natural colours depending on the scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the white balance manually. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button or the CAMERA FUNCTION button to switch to manual mode.

  • Page 82: Manual Shutter Speed Iris Adjustment

    Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment Shutter Speed: Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects. Iris: Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button or the CAMERA FUNCTION button to switch to manual mode. (l 80) ≥...

  • Page 83: Recording With Manual Focus

    Recording with manual focus Perform focus adjustments using the multi manual ring. If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use manual focus. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button or the CAMERA FUNCTION button to switch to manual mode. (l 80) ≥...

  • Page 84: Recording 3d Video

    Advanced (Recording) Recording 3D video With the 3D Conversion Lens (optional) attached, you can record life-like and powerful 3D video. To view 3D video, a television that supports 3D is required. 3D video The image is an illustration. ≥ In the unit, the recordable 3D videos are side-by-side format (2-screen structure). ≥...

  • Page 85: Start Recording

    Touch [EXIT] to end the adjustment. ≥ After adjustment, a single screen appears. 0h00m00s 0h00m00s 0h00m00s ≥ When re-attaching the 3D Conversion Lens or R 1h20m R 1h20m R 1h20m after an impact etc., it is recommended that you perform the adjustment again. appears.

  • Page 86: Functions Not Available During 3d Recording

    ∫ Functions that cannot be used during 3D recording When recording with the 3D Conversion Lens, you cannot use certain functions. Functions not available during 3D recording (Button/lever operations) (Recording functions) j Zoom in/out function j AF/AE tracking j Hybrid optical image stabilizer j iFrame ([REC MODE]) j Intelligent auto mode j Intelligent contrast control...

  • Page 87: Playback Operations, Motion Picture Playback Using Operation Icon

    Advanced (Playback) Playback operations Motion picture playback using operation icon For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 36. Playback operation Playback display Operating steps Touch 5 during playback to fast forward. (Touch 6 to rewind.) During Playback ≥...

  • Page 88: Creating Still Picture From Motion Picture

    Playback Playback display Operating steps operation Touch the Direct playback bar or slide it while touching. ≥ The playback pauses temporarily and During Playback skips to the position touched or slid to Direct playback while touching. ≥ Playback will start by releasing your touching or sliding finger.

  • Page 89: Repeat Playback, Resuming The Previous Playback

    ≥ A portion judged to be clearly recorded will be detected and displayed in thumbnail if you select [HIGHLIGHT]. (When [MINUTES] is selected) Touch to set the time. ≥ It can be set up to a maximum of 60 minutes. ≥...

  • Page 90: Zooming In On A Still Picture During Playback (playback Zoom)

    Zooming in on a still picture during playback (Playback zoom) You can zoom in by touching a still picture during playback. Touch and hold the part you wish to zoom in on during still picture playback. ≥ The still picture is zoomed in the following order: k1 # k2 # k4. Touch and hold the screen to zoom in from the normal display to k2, Touch the screen to zoom in from k2 to ≥...

  • Page 91: Various Playback Functions, Playing Back Motion Pictures Still Pictures By Date

    Advanced (Playback) Various playback functions Playing back motion pictures/still pictures by date The scenes or the still pictures recorded on the same day can be played back in succession. Touch the date select icon. (l 25) Touch the playback date. The scenes or the still pictures recorded on the date selected are displayed as thumbnails.

  • Page 92: Highlight Playback

    Highlight playback Part that was recognised as clearly recorded is extracted from a long recording, and it can be played back in a short time with effects and music added. ≥ Highlight playback cannot be used for iFrame scenes. Touch .

  • Page 93: Effect Setting

    ∫ Priority settings Touch [FACE] or [FACE RECOG.]. ≥ Touch [FACE], any detected face, including the face of person registered for face recognition, is given priority on playback. (When [FACE RECOG.] is selected) Touch a face to specify. 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 ANNA...

  • Page 94: Changing The Playback Settings And Playing Back The Slide Show

    ∫ Music setting Touch your favourite music. ≥ When [EFFECT SETUP] is set to [NONE], you will be able to select [NO MUSIC]. When [NO MUSIC] is selected, the audio recorded at the time of shooting is played back. ≥ To adjust the volume of music during playback or audio testing, operate the volume lever or the zoom buttons.

  • Page 95

    (When [SLIDES INTERVAL] is selected) Touch the interval of playback for the slide show. [SHORT]: Approx. 1 second [NORMAL]: Approx. 5 seconds [LONG]: Approx. 15 seconds (When [MUSIC SELECT] is selected) Touch the desired sound. ≥ To adjust the volume of music during playback of the slide show or audio testing, operate the volume lever or the zoom buttons.

  • Page 96: Deleting Scenes/still Pictures

    Advanced (Playback) Deleting scenes/still pictures Deleted scenes/still pictures cannot be restored, so perform appropriate confirmation of the contents before proceeding with deletion. ¬ Change the mode to ∫ To delete the scene or still picture being 0h00m15s 0h00m15s 0h00m15s played back Touch while scenes or still pictures to be deleted are being played back.

  • Page 97

    ≥ The scenes or still pictures that have already been deleted when the deletion is cancelled cannot be restored. To complete editing Touch [Return]. ≥ You can also delete scenes by touching [MENU], selecting [EDIT SCENE] # [DELETE] # MULTI SINGLE [ALL SCENES], [ ] or [...

  • Page 98: Dividing A Scene To Partially Delete (iframe)

    ≥ You cannot divide a scene if you are playing back a disc with a DVD burner (optional) connected, or if the number of scenes of a given date would exceed 99 scenes. ≥ It may not be possible to divide scenes with a short recording time. ≥...

  • Page 99: Deleting Personal Information, Protecting Scenes/still Pictures

    Deleting personal information Deletes face recognition information from scenes in which faces were recognised. ≥ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then set [VIDEO/ PICTURE] to [1080/50p] or [AVCHD]. (l 36) ≥ Personal information is not recorded in the iFrame scenes. Select the menu.

  • Page 100: Dpof Setting

    Then set [VIDEO/PICTURE] to [PICTURE]. (l 36) ¬ HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then set l 36 [MEDIA] to [SD CARD] and set [VIDEO/PICTURE] to [PICTURE].

  • Page 101

    Advanced (Playback) Relay scene combining [HDC-TM900] You can combine the relayed scene (l 66) in the built-in memory and the continued scene in the SD card to be one into the SD card. Relay recorded scene Relay scene combining A Built-in memory B SD card C Range of relay recording ≥...

  • Page 102

    To cancel relay information : [EDIT SCENE] # [RELAY INFO CANCEL] MENU ≥ When the relay information is cancelled, combining of the relayed scenes will not be possible anymore. Combining of the relay scene cannot be performed if the available space on the SD card is less than the volume of the relayed scene in the built-in memory.

  • Page 103: Watching Video Pictures On Your Tv

    Advanced (Playback) Watching Video/Pictures on your TV Confirm the terminals on your TV and use a cable compatible with the terminals. Image quality may vary with the connected terminals. A High quality 1 HDMI terminal 2 Component terminal 3 Video terminal ≥...

  • Page 104

    ≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go. ≥ Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30; optional). ≥ Do not use any other AV multi cables except the supplied one. ≥ When connecting to the component terminal of the TV, the yellow plug of the AV multi cable is not required.

  • Page 105

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

  • Page 106: Connecting With A Hdmi Mini Cable, Connecting With The Av Multi Cable

    Please read the AV amplifier and TV operating instructions for how to connect this unit to the AV amplifier and TV. ≥ If you connect this unit to a Panasonic AV amplifier and Panasonic TV that are compatible with VIERA Link, linked operations (VIERA Link) become possible. (l 107) ≥...

  • Page 107: Playback Using Viera Link

    ™ What is the VIERA Link (HDAVI Control ≥ This function allows you to use your remote control for the Panasonic TV for easy operations when this unit has been connected to a VIERA Link compatible device using a HDMI mini cable (optional) for automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.)

  • Page 108

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

  • Page 109: D Video Playback

    Advanced (Playback) 3D video playback Connect the unit to a 3D compatible television and play back scenes recorded in 3D to enjoy life-like and powerful 3D video. ¬ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then set [VIDEO/PICTURE] to [AVCHD].

  • Page 110: Functions Not Available During 3d Playback

    ≥ You cannot play back 3D video on the LCD monitor of the unit. When you play back scenes recorded in 3D on the LCD monitor, they will be played back in 2D. ≥ You can also play back scenes recorded in 3D by date. Even if scenes are recorded on the same day, the unit will display the date separately when switching between 2D and 3D recordings.

  • Page 111

    Copy/Dubbing Copying between SD card and Built-in Memory/HDD [HDC-TM900/HDC-HS900] Motion pictures or still pictures recorded with this unit can be copied between an SD card inserted in this unit and a built-in memory/HDD. ∫ Check the used space of the copy destination It is possible to check the used space of the SD card, built-in memory, or HDD by [MEDIA STATUS] (l 47).

  • Page 112

    Touch desired items following the screen display. ≥ It will return to the previous step by touching ≥ (When [SELECT SCENES] is selected) When touched, the scene/still picture is selected and the indication appears on the thumbnail. Touch the scene/still picture again to cancel the operation. ≥...

  • Page 113: Connecting A Dvd Burner To Copy To Play Back A Disc

    ≥ iFrame scenes cannot be copied to disc. Copy to PC to make a backup. (l 126) Preparing for copying/playing back We recommend using Panasonic DVD burner VW-BN01. ∫ About discs that can be used for copying Disc type...

  • Page 114

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

  • Page 115: Copying To Discs

    Copying to discs ≥ You cannot copy from multiple SD cards to 1 disc. (You can additionally copy only to a DVD-RAM.) ≥ You cannot copy motion pictures together with still pictures or motion pictures in a different picture quality (AVCHD picture quality and conventional normal picture quality) to the same disc. ≥...

  • Page 116: Important Notice

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

  • Page 117: Playing Back The Copied Disc

    ≥ The disc that was copied to can be played back by connecting this unit and a DVD burner. ≥ Do not turn off this unit or the DVD burner or disconnect the USB Connection Cable while copying. Also, do not shake this unit or the DVD burner. ≥...

  • Page 118: Managing The Copied Disc

    Managing the copied disc ≥ Connect this unit to the DVD burner and then touch [PLAY DISC]. (l 114) ∫ Formatting discs This is for initializing DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and +RW discs. Please be aware that if a disc is formatted, then all the data recorded on the disc will be erased.

  • Page 119: Dubbing With A Blu-ray Disc Recorder Video Devices, Etc

    Copy/Dubbing Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder, video devices, etc. ∫ Check before dubbing Check the equipment used for dubbing. Equipment used Dubbing picture quality To dub for dubbing Equipment with SD High-definition picture Insert the SD card card slot quality* directly (l 120) Equipment with USB...

  • Page 120

    Dubbing in high-definition picture quality You can dub using a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or high-definition (AVCHD) compatible DVD recorder. ≥ Depending on the recorders or the media to be copied to, you may not be able to copy in high-definition (AVCHD) picture quality. For further details, see the operating instructions of your recorder.

  • Page 121

    HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 Touch the media you wish to dub. ≥ When using the battery, the LCD monitor turns off after about 5 seconds. Touch the screen to turn the LCD monitor on. Dubbing through operations on the Blu-ray disc recorder or high- definition (AVCHD) compatible DVD recorder.

  • Page 122: Dubbing In Standard Picture Quality

    Dubbing in standard picture quality ∫ Dubbing using equipment without an SD card slot or a USB terminal, or using a video device You can dub by connecting an AV multi cable. ≥ Images are dubbed in standard quality. ≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down. Change the video input on the video device and TV that this unit is connected to.

  • Page 123: D Video Storage

    Copy/Dubbing 3D video storage You can store 3D video with a DVD burner, a video device or a PC. Copying with a DVD burner ≥ Please refer to page 113 for details about copying with a DVD burner. ∫ Copying unaltered as 3D video Recording format: [AVCHD] The scenes recorded in 3D using the unit can be copied and stored in unaltered form as 3D video.The video is recorded unaltered in side-by-side format.

  • Page 124

    Set [3D PLAYBACK] to [2D]. : [SETUP] # [3D PLAYBACK] # [2D] MENU Copying between SD card and built-in memory/HDD [HDC-TM900/HDC-HS900] ≥ Please refer to page 111 for details about copying between SD card and built-in memory/ HDD. ∫ Copying scenes recorded in 3D...

  • Page 125

    Using HD Writer AE 3.0 ≥ Please refer to page 126 for details about copying with HD Writer AE 3.0. When you use HD Writer AE 3.0 to handle scenes recorded in 3D, the following operations are possible. j Copying data to a PC (Scenes recorded in 3D will be copied unaltered as 3D video.) j Copying in BD/AVCHD format (Scenes recorded in 3D will be copied unaltered as 3D video.)

  • Page 126

    With a PC What you can do with a PC HD Writer AE 3.0 You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to media like Blu-ray discs, DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer AE 3.0, the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM.

  • Page 127

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

  • Page 128: End User License Agreement

    Further, Panasonic does not warrant that the operation of the Software Article 2 Use by a Third Party will be uninterrupted or error free. Panasonic Licensee may not use, copy, modify, transfer or any of its distributors will not be liable for...

  • Page 129: Operating Environment

    With a PC Operating environment ≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs cannot be used. ≥ A CD-ROM drive is necessary to install the supplied software applications. (A compatible Blu-ray disc/DVD writer drive and media are necessary for writing to a Blu-ray disc/DVD.) ≥...

  • Page 130

    Display High Colour (16 bit) or more (32 bit or more recommended) Desktop resolution of 1024k768 pixels or more (1920k1080 pixels or more recommended) Windows 7/Windows Vista: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (DirectX 10 recommended) Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card Compatible with DirectDraw overlay ™...

  • Page 131

    ∫ Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage) IBM PC/AT compatible PC Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Windows Vista (32 bit) (SP1/SP2) Windows XP (32 bit) (SP3) Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1.0 GHz or higher Windows XP: Intel Pentium 450 MHz or higher or Intel Celeron 400 MHz or higher Windows 7: 1 GB or more (32 bit)/2 GB or more (64 bit)

  • Page 132: Installation

    ≥ When using Windows 7 or the following screen is not displayed automatically, select [Start] # [Computer] (or double-click on [Computer] on the desktop), and then double-click [Panasonic]. Click [Next]. Read the [End User License Agreement], then place a check beside [I accept the terms of the license agreement] if you agree to them and click [Next].

  • Page 133

    Select where the application is to be installed, then click [Next]. Select [Yes] or [No] to create shortcut. ≥ A message regarding the playback in the environment used may be displayed depending on the performance of the PC used. Click [OK] after confirming. When installation is complete, some notes will appear.

  • Page 134: Connecting To A Pc

    With a PC Connecting to a PC ≥ Connect this unit to the PC after the software applications are installed. ≥ Remove the supplied CD-ROM from your PC. A USB cable (supplied) ≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go. Connect this unit to the AC adaptor.

  • Page 135: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    SD card, built-in memory or HDD.) ∫ To disconnect USB cable safely Select the icon in task tray displayed on the PC, and then click [Eject Panasonic Camcorder]. ≥ Depending on your PC’s settings, this icon may not be displayed.

  • Page 136: About The Pc Display

    HDC-TM900 , and [CAM_HDD] is copy motion picture data. displayed when using the HDC-HS900 Using Windows Explorer or other The following data will be recorded. programmes on the PC to copy, move or 1 Up to 999 still pictures in JPEG rename files and folders recorded with format ([S1000001.JPG] etc.)

  • Page 137: Starting Hd Writer Ae 3.0, Reading The Operating Instructions Of The Software Applications

    The software cannot be used with the user name for a guest account. (On the PC) Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer AE 3.0] # [HD Writer AE]. ≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the software.

  • Page 138: Operating Environment

    HDC-TM900 desktop and for users who have , [CAM_SD] and [CAM_HDD] are displayed HDC-HS900 on the desktop. ≥ Files are stored in [100CDPFQ] or [102CDPFR] folder etc. in the [DCIM] folder. Using a drag-and-drop operation, move the pictures you want to acquire or the folder storing those pictures to any different folder on the PC.

  • Page 139: Indications

    Others Indications HDC-TM900 only HDC-HS900 only ∫ Recording indications Motion picture recording mode Still picture recording mode 0h00m00s 1h30m 1h30m R 3000 R 1h20m 14.2 MEGA PRE-REC 1/100 1/100 OPEN OPEN 12:34 12:34 15. 11. 2011 15. 11. 2011 Motion picture recording mode (l 64)

  • Page 140

    Ø10/Ø2 Self-Timer recording (l 61) MEGA OIS (l 32) Display touch menu (l 25) MEGA Backlight compensation (l 61) Zebra (l 74) Soft skin mode (l 61) HDD Falling detection (l 6) Tele macro (l 62) Luminance level (l 75) Intelligent contrast control PRE-REC (l 58) PRE-REC...

  • Page 141

    ∫ Playback indications ∫ Indication of connection to other devices 1/;/5/ /7/8/9/:/ D/E/;1/2; Accessing the card (l 121, 135) Display during playback (l 36, 87) Accessing the built-in memory 0h00m00s Playback time (l 36) (l 121, 135) No.10 Scene number Accessing the HDD (l 121, Repeat playback (l 89) 135)

  • Page 142: Messages

    ≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. (l 15) If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit, remove the battery and then insert it again. If the message appears even after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair.

  • Page 143: About Recovery

    About recovery If faulty management information is found, the messages may appear and a repair is performed. (Repairing may take time depending on the error.) SOME SCENES NEED REPAIRING. PLAY SCENES TO BE REPAIRED. (IRREPARABLE SCENES WILL BE DELETED.) ≥ The above message is displayed when abnormal management information is detected when the scenes are displayed in thumbnail.

  • Page 144: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting Power Problem Check points ≥ Charge the battery again to ensure it is sufficiently This unit cannot be turned on. charged. (l 16) ≥ In cold places, the battery using time becomes shorter. ≥ The battery has a limited life. If the operating time is still This unit does not stay on long enough.

  • Page 145

    ≥ If [AGS] is [ON], record in the normal horizontal position or set [AGS] to [OFF]. (l 70) ≥ HDC-HS900 If the unit is exposed to strong vibrations or shocks while recording on HDD, recording may stop to protect the HDD.

  • Page 146

    Recording Problem Check points ≥ Object seems to be warped slightly when the object Object seems to be warped. moves across the image very fast, but this is because the unit is using MOS for the image sensor. This is not a malfunction.

  • Page 147

    With other products Problem Check points ≥ Please read the operating instructions of your TV and Although this unit is correctly connected to a select the channel that matches the input used for the TV, images cannot be connection. ≥ Change the [TV ASPECT] setting to match the aspect seen.

  • Page 148

    With a PC Problem Check points ≥ After re-inserting the SD card into the unit, reconnect the When connected by the USB cable, this unit is supplied USB cable. ≥ Select another USB terminal on the PC. not detected by the PC. ≥...

  • Page 149

    ∫ If scenes do not change smoothly when played back on another device (AVCHD, 1080/50p) The images may be still for several seconds at the joins between the scenes if the following operations are performed when multiple scenes have been continuously played back using another unit.

  • Page 150: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for use use the cords and the cables supplied About this unit with them. Do not extend the cords and the cables. Do not spray insecticides or volatile The unit and the SD card become chemicals onto the unit. warm during use.

  • Page 151: About The Battery

    ≥ Please look after the data in your built-in ≥ When storing the unit in a cupboard or memory or HDD carefully. Panasonic will cabinet, it is recommended that you place not be held responsible in the unlikely a desiccant (silica gel) in with it.

  • Page 152: About The Ac Adaptor

    ≥ Extremely high temperatures or low ≥ After use, be sure to disconnect the AC temperatures will shorten the life of the adaptor. (If it is left connected, a minute battery. amount of current is consumed.) ≥ Always keep the electrodes of the AC ≥...

  • Page 153

    When viewing 3D video, we recommend About 3D taking a break every 30 to 60 minutes. ≥ Viewing for extended periods may cause About 3D recording eye-fatigue. Attach the 3D Conversion Lens securely. Short-sighted or long-sighted persons, It must not be used with an insecure those with differences in the sight of their attachment.

  • Page 154

    99.99% effective dots with a mere 0.01% of the dots inactive or always lit. However, this is not a malfunction and HDC-TM900 HDC-HS900 does not affect the recorded picture. To physically format the SD card, connect the unit via the AC adaptor, select...

  • Page 155: About Condensation

    It should be noted before use that ≥ When a cold room has been warmed up Panasonic does not accept any quickly. responsibility for direct or indirect ≥ When cool wind from an air conditioner is problems which occur as the result of the directly blown onto this unit.

  • Page 156: About Copyright

    LLC. concerned. ≥ “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” Logo are This product is licensed under the AVC trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and patent portfolio license for the personal and Sony Corporation. non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) ≥ Manufactured under license from Dolby encode video in compliance with the AVC Laboratories.

  • Page 157: Recording Modes/approximate Recordable Time

    4 h 10 min 5 h 30 min 8 h 20 min 13 h 40 min Built-in memory HDC-HS900 220 GB 18 h 30 min 29 h 37 h 30 min 57 h 30 min 94 h A Image quality prioritised...

  • Page 158: Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures

    10000 15800 25000 492000 HDC-TM900 32 GB 5000 7900 12500 246000 Built-in memory HDC-HS900 220 GB 33000 53000 84000 899100 (When [ASPECT RATIO] is set to [3:2] and [QUALITY] is set to 14.2 Picture size 4608k3072 3600k2400 2880k1920 4 GB...

  • Page 159

    ≥ The number of recordable pictures depends on whether are used together and on the subject being recorded. ≥ Maximum number of recordable pictures that can be displayed is 99999. If the number of recordable pictures exceeds 99999, the number will not change when the picture is taken until the number of recordable pictures gets less than 99999.

  • Page 160: Optional Accessories

    ([OFF]). RELEASE *3 To use the VW-LDC103E,the battery pack/VW-VBG130, VW-VBG260 is required. To charge the battery pack/ VW-VBG130, VW-VBG260, the AC HDC-HS900 adaptor/VW-AD21EB-K,       VW-AD20EB-K is required. *4 External microphone may intrude into the frame when recording.

  • Page 161

    ∫ Attaching the conversion lens/ filter kit Attach the wide conversion lens (VW-W4607H; optional), the wide end conversion lens (VW-WE08H; optional), ND filter or MC protector of the Filter kit (VW-LF46NE; optional) in front of the lens. ≥ It is not possible to attach it to the front of the lens hood.

  • Page 162: Specifications

    Charging; HDC-SD900 HDC-SD900 6.4 W 10.3 W HDC-TM900 HDC-TM900 6.4 W 10.3 W HDC-HS900 HDC-HS900 7.4 W 10.9 W Signal system: 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 540/25p Recording format: [1080/50p]; Original format [HA]/[HG]/[HX]/[HE]; AVCHD format compliant [iFrame]; MPEG-4 AVC file format complaint (.MP4) Image sensor: 1/4.1 type (1/4.1z) 3MOS image sensor...

  • Page 163

    USB: Reader function SD card; Read only (No copyright protection support) HDC-TM900 Built-in memory; Read only HDC-HS900 HDD; Read only Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), USB terminal Type Mini AB USB host function (for DVD burner) Flash: Available range; Approx. 1.0 m to 2.5 m...

  • Page 164: Motion Pictures

    Dimensions: HDC-SD900 HDC-TM900 66 mm (W)k72 mm (H)k146 mm (D) (excluding projecting parts) HDC-HS900 67 mm (W)k72 mm (H)k146 mm (D) (excluding projecting parts) Mass: HDC-SD900 Approx. 395 [without battery (supplied) and an SD card (optional)] HDC-TM900 Approx. 395 [without battery (supplied)] HDC-HS900 Approx.

  • Page 165: Still Pictures

    SDXC Memory Card (exFAT system compliant) Refer to page 20 for details on SD cards usable in this unit. HDC-TM900 Built-in memory; 32 GB HDC-HS900 HDD; 220 GB Compression: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding Picture size: Picture aspect [4:3];...

  • Page 166: Index

    Index ∫ Numerics ......96 Delete ..99 Deleting personal information .

  • Page 167

    ∫ L ....44, 49 Remote control ....89 Repeat playback ..... . 48 Language .

  • Page 168

    Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2) Panasonic Testing Centre Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany VQT3K80 F1210YK0 ( 1800 Panasonic Corporation Web site: © Panasonic Corporation 2011...

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Hdc-tm900, Hdc-sd909, Hdc-sd900

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