Before use, please read these instructions completely.
Model number suffix "EB" denotes UK model.
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions High Definition Video Camera HDC-SD80 Model No. HDC-TM80 HDC-HS80 Before use, please read these instructions completely. Model number suffix “EB” denotes UK model. VQT3J26...

  • 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

    ∫ EMC Electric and magnetic For business users in the compatibility European Union If you wish to discard This symbol (CE) is located on the rating electrical and electronic plate. equipment, please contact ∫ Product identification marking your dealer or supplier for further information.

  • Page 5: Recording Motion Pictures

    ∫ Indemnity about recorded shocks. content Due to the environment and handling Panasonic does not accept any conditions, the HDD may be subject to responsibility for damages directly or partial damages or may not be able to read, indirectly due to any type of problems that record, and play back data.

  • Page 6: This Unit

    ∫ Cards that you can use with If the HDD experiences any abnormality, back up data immediately. this unit Failure in the HDD may produce continuous SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card noise or choppy sound during recording or and SDXC Memory Card playing back.

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

    About the touch menu ....... 22 Setting date and time......23 Basic Before recording ........24 Selecting a media to record [HDC-TM80/HDC-HS80] ......25 Recording motion pictures ....26 Recording still pictures ......28 Recording still pictures in motion picture recording mode ..... 29 Intelligent auto mode......

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Protecting scenes/still pictures..85 Reading the operating instructions DPOF setting ........... 86 of the software applications .... 119 Relay scene combining [HDC-TM80] ..87 If using Mac ........... 120 Watching Video/Pictures on your TV ..89 Connecting with a HDMI mini Others cable ..........

  • 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

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of Jan. 2011. These may be subject to change. Battery pack VW-VBK180 AC adaptor VSK0712 AC cable K2CT39A00002 AV multi cable K1HY12YY0008...

  • Page 11: Parts Identification And Handling

    Preparation Parts identification and handling Speaker USB terminal [ ] (l 98, 105, 116) Intelligent auto/Manual button [iA/MANUAL] (l 30) Optical image stabilizer button O.I.S.] (l 44) Power button [ ] (l 20) HDMI mini connector [HDMI] (l 89, 93) AV multi connector (l 89, 107) ≥...

  • Page 12

    14 Mode switch (l 21) 14 15 16 15 Status indicator (l 20) 16 Recording start/stop button (l 26) 17 LCD monitor (Touch screen) (l 21) ≥ It can open up to 90o. ≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens or 90o B towards the opposite direction.

  • Page 13

    23 Photoshot button [ ] (l 28) 24 Zoom lever [W/T] (In motion picture recording mode or still picture recording mode) (l 43) Thumbnail display switch [ Volume lever [sVOLr] (In playback mode) (l 33) 25 Grip belt Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits your hand.

  • Page 14: 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 15: Charging The Battery

    ≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 134. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 10, 16, 17, 141). ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.

  • Page 16: Charging And Recording Time

    3 h 50 min VW-VBK360 (optional) 4 h 20 min [HX], [HE] 3 h 55 min [3.6 V/3580 mAh] [iFrame] 4 h 5 min 2 h 5 min HDC-TM80 Battery model number Maximum Actual Charging Recording [Voltage/Capacity continuously recordable time...

  • Page 17

    ≥ 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 18: 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 19: 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 40, 41) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.

  • Page 20: 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 or by opening and closing the LCD monitor. 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 Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit.

  • Page 21: Selecting A Mode, How To Use The Touch Screen

    Preparation Selecting a mode Change the mode to recording or playback. Operate the mode switch to change the mode to Motion picture recording mode (l 26) Still picture recording mode (l 28) Playback mode (l 32, 72) Preparation How to use the touch screen You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger.

  • Page 22: About The Touch Menu

    ∫ About the operation icons These icons are used to switch the menu and thumbnail display page, for item selection and setting etc. Touch to return to the previous screen such as when setting menus. About the touch menu Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the touch menu to switch the operation icons.

  • Page 23: Setting Date And Time


  • Page 24: 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 recording button icon A when holding the unit around your waist. ≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another person or object.

  • Page 25

    Basic Selecting a media to record [HDC-TM80/HDC-HS80] The card, built-in memory and HDD media can be selected separately to record motion pictures or still pictures. Change the mode to Select the menu. (l 35) : [MEDIA SELECT] MENU Touch the media to record motion pictures or still pictures.

  • Page 26: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording motion pictures Change the mode to Open the LCD monitor. Press the recording start/stop button to start recording. A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥. B Recording button icon ≥ Recording can also be started/stopped by touching the recording button icon. This icon functions in the same manner as the recording start/stop button.

  • Page 27

    ≥ There are 2 recording formats that can be used with this unit: AVCHD that records high-definition motion pictures, 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 56) ≥...

  • Page 28: Recording Still Pictures

    Basic Recording still pictures Change the mode to Open the LCD monitor. 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 29: Recording Still Pictures In Motion Picture Recording Mode

    ∫ About the screen indications in still picture recording Still picture operation indicator (l 121) R3000 R3000 R3000 R3000: Remaining number of still pictures MEGA (Flashes in red when [0] appears.) Quality of still pictures (l 66) Size of still pictures (l 65) MEGA optical image stabilizer (l 28) MEGA Optical image stabilizer (l 44)

  • Page 30: 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 68 about manual mode. Mode Scene Effect...

  • Page 31: Intelligent Auto Mode, Automatic White Balance, Auto Focus

    ∫ Intelligent auto mode When switching to intelligent auto mode, the auto white balance and auto focus operate and automatically adjust the colour balance and focusing. Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness.

  • Page 32: Motion Picture/still Picture Playback

    Basic Motion picture/Still picture playback Change the mode to Touch the play mode select icon A. (l 22) Select the [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back. ≥ Touch [ENTER]. Select the [MEDIA] and [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back. ≥ Touch [ENTER]. Touch the scene or the still picture to be played back.

  • Page 33

    Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon. C Operation icon 0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s ≥ 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 Playback/Pause...

  • Page 34: Motion Picture Compatibility, Still Picture Compatibility

    Motion picture compatibility ≥ This unit is based on AVCHD format/MPEG-4 AVC file format. ≥ Video signals for the AVCHD that can be played back with this unit are 1920k1080/50i, 1920k1080/25p and 1440k1080/50i. ≥ Video signals for the iFrame that can be played back with this unit are 960k540/25p. ≥...

  • Page 35: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on touch menu to display . (l 22) MENU Touch [MENU]. ∫ About guide display After touching , touching the submenus and items will cause function descriptions and settings confirmation messages to appear.

  • Page 36: 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 23. [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 37

    (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 summer time setting is turned on. The travel C The local time at the selected destination time and time difference from travel destination the home region time are set forward by one...

  • Page 38: Quick Start] [off]/[on

    [QUICK POWER ON] [OFF]/[ON] The unit is put into recording pause approx. 1 second when the unit is turned on with the mode set to ≥ Depending on the recording conditions, start time may be longer than 1 second. ≥ In the quick power on mode, the zoom magnification becomes 1k. [QUICK START] [OFF]/[ON] This unit will resume recording pause mode about 0.6 seconds after the LCD monitor is...

  • Page 39: Power Lcd, Hdmi Resolution

    [ALERT SOUND] [OFF]/ Touch screen operation, start and stop of recording and unit on/off can be confirmed with this sound. (Volume low)/ (Volume high) 2 Beeps for 4 times When an error occurs. Check the sentence displayed on the screen. (l 124) [POWER LCD] This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors.

  • Page 40: Format Card

    [VIERA Link] [OFF]/[ON] Please refer to page 93. [TV ASPECT] [16:9]/[4:3] Please refer to page 91. [INITIAL SET] Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition. ≥ Settings for [MEDIA SELECT] , [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not be changed. * For users who have , this menu is not displayed.

  • Page 41: Format Media

    [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. Back up important data on a PC, DVD disc etc. (l 97, 108) Touch [FORMAT MEDIA]. Touch [SD CARD] or [Built-inMemory].

  • Page 42: Demo Mode] [off]/[on

    [MEDIA STATUS] The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card, Built-in memory and HDD can be checked. ≥ Touching [CHANGE MEDIA] switches the unit between the display for the SD card and the display for the built-in memory/HDD. ≥...

  • Page 43: Zoom In/out Function, Extra Optical Zoom

    Advanced (Recording) Zoom in/out function Zoom lever/Zoom button icons T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) ≥ Maximum zoom ratio for recording motion pictures can be set with [ZOOM MODE]. (l 56) ≥ You can also perform zoom operation by simply touching the LCD monitor. (Touch zoom: l 46) ∫...

  • Page 44: Image Stabilizer Function

    Advanced (Recording) Image stabilizer function Use the image stabilizer to reduce the effects of shake during recording. This unit is equipped with hybrid optical image stabilizer. Hybrid optical image stabilizer is a hybrid of optical and electrical image stabilizer. ≥ Please refer to page 48 for details about the optical image stabilizer lock. O.I.S.

  • Page 45: 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 22) (e.g. AF/AE tracking) Touch the Touch function icon.

  • Page 46

    Touch zoom Zoom operation can be performed by touching the touch zoom bar. ≥ Touch zoom function is useful for making fine adjustments to the zoom magnification. Touch ≥ Touch zoom bar appears. ≥ The touch zoom bar will disappear when no function is performed for a specific period of time.

  • Page 47: Af/ae Tracking

    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 57) is [ON] and a registered face is detected, the target is automatically locked.

  • Page 48: 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 49: 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 22) ≥ Touch on touch menu to switch pages upward or downward.

  • Page 50: Intelligent Contrast Control

    Fade When you start recording, the image/audio gradually (Fade in) appears. (Fade in) When you pause recording, the image/audio gradually disappears. (Fade out) ≥ The fade setting is cancelled when the recording stops. ∫ To select the colour for fade in/out (Fade out) : [RECORD SETUP] # [FADE COLOUR] # MENU...

  • Page 51: Smile Shot

    ≥ After setting PRE-REC, if recording starts in less than 3 seconds, or while the PRE-REC indication flashes within about 3 seconds after initiating the quick start operation, motion pictures taken 3 seconds before pressing the recording start/stop button cannot be recorded.

  • Page 52: Video Light, Photo Light

    Video light It is possible to record with illumination even in dark places with motion picture recording mode. Each time the icon is selected, the indication changes by one setting in the following order. ([ON]) # ([AUTO]) # ([OFF]) Always on. Turns on/off automatically according to brightness of the surroundings.

  • Page 53: Red Eye Reduction, Backlight Compensation, Soft Skin Mode, Intelligent Exposure

    Red eye reduction Reduces the phenomena where human eyes become red from photo light. ≥ The photo light is activated 2 times. ≥ The red eye phenomenon tends to appear in certain recording conditions and more with some people than with others. ≥...

  • Page 54: 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 37k in motion picture recording mode, it will automatically be set to 37k.

  • Page 55: 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 To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback 5Sports: and pause of playback Portrait:...

  • Page 56: 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 photo light is set to [ON]. [ZOOM MODE] Set the maximum zoom ratio for the motion picture recording mode. : [RECORD SETUP] # [ZOOM MODE] # desired setting MENU [i.Zoom OFF]:...

  • Page 57: Face Recog

    [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 58: 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 59: 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 the face shot.

  • Page 60: 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 61: Auto Slow Shtr

    [AGS] If the unit continues to be tilted upside down from the normal horizontal position while recording motion pictures, it is automatically put into recording pause. : [RECORD SETUP] # [AGS] # [ON] MENU ≥ The AGS function may activate and cause the unit to pause the recording if you are recording a subject right above or right below you.

  • Page 62: Shooting Guide, Zoom Mic

    [SHOOTING GUIDE] Message is displayed when this unit is moved rapidly. : [RECORD SETUP] # [SHOOTING GUIDE] # [ON] MENU When “CAMERA PANNING IS TOO FAST.” appears, move the unit slowly while recording. ≥ Message will not appear while pausing the recording. (Message will appear even if it is pausing the recording if [DEMO MODE] is set to [ON].) [WIND NOISE CANCELLER] This will reduce the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones while maintaining the...

  • Page 63: Mic Level

    [MIC LEVEL] When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones can be adjusted. ≥ Switch to manual mode. (l 68) Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC LEVEL] # desired setting MENU [AUTO]: AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically.

  • Page 64

    [PICTURE ADJUST] Adjust the quality of the image while recording. Adjust by outputting to a TV while adjusting the quality of the image. ≥ This setting is retained when you change between motion picture recording mode and still picture recording mode ≥...

  • Page 65: 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 ∫ Picture size and Maximum zoom ratio Aspect ratio will change depending on the picture size. 4:3: Aspect ratio of 4:3 television 3:2:...

  • Page 66

    [QUALITY] Selecting the picture quality. : [PICTURE] # [QUALITY] # desired setting MENU Still pictures with a high picture quality are recorded. Priority is given to the number of still pictures recorded. Still pictures are recorded in normal picture quality. [HI-SPEED BURST] Recording is done continuously at the rate of 25 or 50 still pictures per second.

  • Page 67: Af Assist Lamp, Shtr Sound

    (When [SELECT] is selected in step 4) Touch the range of pictures that will be stored. ≥ Previous (Next) page is displayed by touching * Only select the picture for start point if only 1 picture is to be stored. ≥...

  • Page 68: Manual Recording

    Advanced (Recording) Manual recording ≥ 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 to switch to manual mode. appears on the screen.

  • Page 69: 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 to switch to manual mode. (l 68) Touch [WB].

  • Page 70: 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 to switch to manual mode. (l 68) Touch [SHTR] or [IRIS]. Touch to adjust settings.

  • Page 71: Manual Focus Adjustment

    Manual focus adjustment If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use manual focus. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to manual mode. (l 68) (When MF assist function is used) Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MF ASSIST] # [ON] MENU ≥...

  • Page 72: 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 32. Playback Playback display Operating steps operation Touch 5 during playback to fast forward. During Playback (Touch 6 to rewind.) ≥...

  • Page 73: Creating Still Picture From Motion Picture

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

  • Page 74: Repeat Playback

    Highlight&Time frame index An image of one scene is displayed as a thumbnail at set search condition. Scene can be played back from any midway point of the scene you wish to see. ≥ Operate the zoom lever to side and change over the thumbnail display to Highlight&Time frame index.

  • Page 75: Resuming The Previous Playback, Zooming In On A Still Picture During Playback (playback Zoom)

    Resuming the previous playback If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the playback can be resumed from where it was stopped. : [VIDEO SETUP] # [RESUME PLAY] # [ON] MENU If playback of a motion picture is stopped, appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped scene.

  • Page 76: 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 22) A Date select icon Touch the playback date.

  • Page 77: 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 78: 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 ≥...

  • Page 79: 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.

  • Page 80

    (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.

  • Page 81: 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 0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s played back Touch while scenes or still pictures to be deleted are being played back.

  • Page 82

    When you stop deleting halfway Touch [CANCEL] while deleting. ≥ 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] # [ALL SCENES], [MULTI] or [SINGLE].

  • Page 83: Dividing A Scene (avchd)

    Dividing a scene (AVCHD) It is possible to divide an AVCHD scene. Any unwanted parts in the scene can be deleted after dividing. ≥ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then set [VIDEO/ PICTURE] to [AVCHD]. (l 32) Select the menu.

  • Page 84: Dividing A Scene To Partially Delete (iframe)

    Dividing a scene to partially delete (iFrame) Divide the iFrame scene, and delete unnecessary parts. This divides the recorded scenes in two and deletes the front half or back half. The scenes that were deleted after division cannot be recovered. ≥...

  • Page 85: 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 [AVCHD]. (l 32) ≥ Personal information is not recorded in the iFrame scenes. Select the menu.

  • Page 86: Dpof Setting

    Advanced (Playback) DPOF setting You can write the data selecting still pictures to be printed and the number of prints (DPOF data) onto the SD card. (Copy still pictures recorded to the built-in memory or HDD to the SD card before setting DPOF.) ≥...

  • Page 87

    Advanced (Playback) Relay scene combining [HDC-TM80] You can combine the relayed scene (l 57) 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...

  • Page 88

    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 89: 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 90

    ≥ 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 91

    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 92: Connecting With A Hdmi Mini Cable, Connecting With The Av Multi Cable

    Connecting with a HDMI mini cable Select the desired method of HDMI output. : [SETUP] # [HDMI RESOLUTION] # [AUTO]/[1080i]/[576p] MENU ≥ [AUTO] determines the output resolution automatically based on information from the connected TV. If the images are not output on the TV when the setting is [AUTO], switch to the method [1080i] or [576p] which enables the images to be displayed on your TV.

  • Page 93: Playback Using Viera Link, Vqt3j26

    ™ 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 94: Operate With The Remote Control For The Tv

    ≥ 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 95

    Copy/Dubbing Copying between SD card and Built-in Memory/HDD [HDC-TM80/HDC-HS80] 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 42).

  • Page 96

    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 97: Connecting A Dvd Burner To Copy To Play Back A Disc, Preparing For Copying/playing Back

    ≥ Please read the operating instructions of the DVD burner for how to use it. ≥ iFrame scenes cannot be copied to disc. Copy to PC to make a backup. (l 108) Preparing for copying/playing back We recommend using Panasonic DVD burner VW-BN01. ∫ About discs that can be used for copying DVD-R...

  • Page 98

    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 99: 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 100: 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 101

    ≥ 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 102: Playing Back The Copied Disc

    Playing back the copied disc ≥ Only discs that have been copied by connecting this unit to the DVD burner or created with HD Writer AE 3.0 can be played back. A USB connection cable (supplied with DVD burner) Connect this unit to the DVD burner to prepare for playback. (l 97) ≥...

  • Page 103: Managing The Copied Disc

    Managing the copied disc ≥ Connect this unit to the DVD burner and then touch [PLAY DISC]. (l 98) ∫ 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 104: Dubbing With A Blu-ray Disc Recorder Video, Etc

    107. 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.

  • Page 105

    ∫ To dub using equipment with an SD card slot You can dub by directly inserting an SD card. ≥ To copy scenes or still pictures from the built-in memory or HDD to an SD card, see page 95. ∫ To dub using equipment with a USB terminal You can dub by connecting a USB cable.

  • Page 106

    ≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB cables.) ≥ When this unit is connected to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or a DVD recorder using a USB cable while the unit is turned on, power is also supplied from the connected equipment to this unit.

  • Page 107: 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 108

    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 109

    ≥ 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 110: 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 111: 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 112

    Sound DirectSound Support Interface USB port [Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)] Other Mouse or equivalent pointing device requirements Internet connection ≥ Supplied CD-ROM is available for Windows only. ≥ Input is not supported in languages other than English, German, French and Simplified Chinese.

  • Page 113

    ∫ 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 114: 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 115

    When installation is complete, some notes will appear. Check the contents, then close the window. Select [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.], then click [Finish]. The PC must be rebooted for the application to work. ∫ Uninstalling HD Writer AE 3.0 Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no longer require.

  • Page 116: Connecting To A Pc

    ≥ When performing reading/writing between a PC and an SD card, be aware that some SD card slots built into PCs and some SD card readers are not compatible with the SDHC memory card or SDXC memory card. ≥ When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site. VQT3J26...

  • Page 117: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    SD card, built-in memory or HDD.) ∫ Charging the battery by connecting it to different devices When using the battery, if you turn off the unit and connect it to a PC, Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or Panasonic DVD recorder, the battery will charge.

  • Page 118: About The Pc Display

    About the PC display When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognised as an external drive. ≥ Removable disk (Example: ) is displayed in [Computer]. We recommend using HD Writer AE 3.0 to The following data will be recorded. copy motion picture data.

  • Page 119: 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 120: If Using Mac

    With a PC If using Mac ≥ HD Writer AE 3.0 is not available for Mac. ≥ iMovie’11 supported. For details about iMovie’11, please contact Apple Inc. ≥ There are some limitations in the functions when iMovie’11 is used. Refer to page 130 for details.

  • Page 121: Indications

    Others Indications only only ∫ Recording indications Motion picture recording mode Still picture recording mode 1h30m 1h30m 0h00m00s R 3000 R 1h20m MEGA PRE-REC 1/100 1/100 OPEN OPEN 12:34 12:34 15. 11. 2011 15. 11. 2011 Motion picture recording mode (l 56) R 1h20m Remaining time for motion Intelligent auto mode (l 30)

  • Page 122

    HDD Falling detection Display touch menu (l 22) (l 6) Backlight compensation PRE-REC (l 50) (l 53) PRE-REC Zoom microphone (l 62) Soft skin mode (l 53) Wind noise canceller (l 62) Tele macro (l 54) Intelligent contrast control Picture adjustment (l 64) (l 50) Digital cinema colour (l 61) Microphone level (l 63)

  • Page 123

    ∫ Playback indications ∫ Indication of connection to other devices /7/8/9/:/ 1/;/5/ D/E/;1/2; Accessing the card (l 106, 117) Display during playback (l 32, 72) Accessing the built-in memory 0h00m00s Playback time (l 32) (l 106, 117) No.10 Scene number Accessing the HDD Repeat playback (l 74) (l 106, 117)

  • Page 124: Messages

    ≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. (l 14) 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 125: 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 126: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting Power Problem Check points This unit cannot be ≥ Charge the battery again to ensure it is sufficiently turned on. charged. (l 15) ≥ In cold places, the battery using time becomes shorter. This unit does not stay ≥...

  • Page 127

    Indication Problem Check points Remaining battery ≥ The remaining battery capacity indication is an indication is not approximation. displayed properly. If the remaining battery capacity indication is not displayed correctly, fully charge the battery, discharge it and then charge it again. Recording Problem Check points...

  • Page 128

    Recording Problem Check points Object seems to be ≥ Object seems to be warped slightly when the object 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 129

    With other products Problem Check points When connected by the ≥ When connected to other devices using only the battery, USB cable, this unit is reconnect using the AC adaptor. not detected by the other devices. VIERA Link does not (Setting on this unit) work.

  • Page 130

    With a PC Problem Check points Cannot see the PDF ≥ You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or operating instructions Adobe Reader 7.0 or later to read the PDF operating for HD Writer AE 3.0. instructions for HD Writer AE 3.0. Cannot import AVCHD ≥...

  • Page 131: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for use Do not spray insecticides or volatile About this unit chemicals onto the unit. ≥ If the unit is sprayed with such chemicals, its body may be marred and the surface The unit and the SD card become warm finish may peel off.

  • Page 132

    (silica gel) in with it. ≥ Please look after the data in your built-in memory or HDD carefully. Panasonic will not be held responsible in the unlikely When disposing of or giving away this case that private data is divulged.

  • Page 133: About The Battery, About The Ac Adaptor

    Prepare spare batteries when going out About the battery for recording. ≥ Prepare batteries appropriate to 3 to 4 The battery used in this unit is a times the period you are planning to rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It is record for. Cold places such as a ski resort susceptible to humidity and temperature and can shorten the period which you can the effect increases the more the...

  • Page 134

    About status indicator during About the SD card charging When disposing of or giving away the SD card, note that: When the status indicator is flashing at a ≥ Formatting and deletion of this unit or particularly fast or slow rate, the computer only changes the file following should be considered.

  • Page 135: Lcd Monitor

    ≥ When the unit has become very cold, for It should be noted before use that example due to storage in a cold area, its Panasonic does not accept any LCD monitor will be slightly darker than responsibility for direct or indirect...

  • Page 136: About Condensation

    About condensation When condensation forms on the unit, the lens will cloud up and the unit may not work properly. Make every effort to ensure that condensation does not form. If it does form, take the actions described below. Causes of condensation Condensation takes place when the ambient temperature or humidity is changed as follows.

  • Page 137: About Copyright

    AVC ≥ “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” Logo are Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and AVC Video that was encoded by a consumer Sony Corporation. engaged in a personal and non-commercial ≥...

  • Page 138: Recording Modes/approximate Recordable Time

    Others Recording modes/approximate recordable time ≥ SD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. The stated times are the approximate recordable times for continuous recording. Recording mode [HA] [HG] [HX] [HE] Picture size 1920k1080 1920k1080 1920k1080 1920k1080 4 GB 30 min 40 min 1 h 30 min...

  • Page 139

    ≥ If recording for long periods, prepare batteries for 3 or 4 times the period you wish to record for. (l 16, 17) ≥ The default setting is [HG] mode. ≥ Maximum continuously recordable time for one scene: 12 hours ≥...

  • Page 140: Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures

    Others Approximate number of recordable pictures ≥ SD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. The stated number is the approximate number of recordable pictures. (When [QUALITY] is set to Picture size 1856k1392 640k480 2064k1376 Aspect ratio 4 GB 2600 30000 2500...

  • Page 141: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Product numbers correct as of Jan. 2011. These may be subject to change. Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries. Battery charger (VW-BC10EB) Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBK180) Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBK360) HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30) Video DC light (VW-LDC103E) Light bulb for video DC light (VZ-LL10E) Shoe adaptor (VW-SK12E)

  • Page 142: Specifications

    Others Specifications High Definition Video Camera Information for your safety Power source: DC 5.0 V (When using AC adaptor) DC 3.6 V (When using battery) Power consumption: Recording; Charging; 4.5 W 7.7 W 4.5 W 7.7 W 5.4 W 7.7 W Signal system: 1080/50i, 540/25p Recording format:...

  • Page 143

    Image stabilizer function: Optical (Hybrid optical image stabilizer, active mode, optical image stabilizer lock function) Monitor: 6.7 cm (2.7z) wide LCD monitor (Approx. 230 K dots) Microphone: Stereo (with a zoom microphone) Speaker: 1 round speaker, dynamic type White balance adjustment: Auto tracking white balance system Standard illumination: 1,400 lx...

  • Page 144: Motion Pictures

    Dimensions: 51.5 mm (W)k59 mm (H)k109 mm (D) (excluding projecting parts) 60 mm (W)k64 mm (H)k109 mm (D) (excluding projecting parts) Mass: Approx. 192 [without battery (supplied) and an SD card (optional)] Approx. 193 [without battery (supplied)] Approx. 265 [without battery (supplied)] Mass in operation: Approx.

  • Page 145: Still Pictures

    Picture size: [HA]/[HG]/[HX]/[HE]; 1920k1080/50i [iFrame]; 960k540/25p Audio compression: [AVCHD]; Dolby Digital (2 ch) [iFrame]; AAC (2 ch) ∫ Still pictures Recording media: SD Memory Card (FAT12 and FAT16 system compliant) SDHC Memory Card (FAT32 system compliant) SDXC Memory Card (exFAT system compliant) Refer to page 18 for details on SD cards usable in this unit.

  • Page 146: Index

    Index ∫ A .......... 42 Demo mode ......61 Digital cinema colour ........15, 133 AC adaptor .......... 56 Digital zoom ........67 AF assist lamp ........73 Direct playback ........47 AF/AE tracking .......... 103 Disc status ..........39 Alert sound ..... 83 Dividing a scene (AVCHD) Approximate number of recordable Dividing a scene to partially delete...

  • Page 147

    ∫ L .... 26 Remaining time left for recording ........74 Repeat playback ..........42 Language ........75 Resume playback ......12, 24, 135 LCD monitor ..........39 LCD set ∫ S ∫ M ......... 55 Scene mode ........85 Scene protect .........71 Manual focus ........

  • Page 148

    Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2) Panasonic Testing Centre Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany VQT3J26 F0111MA0 ( 6000 Panasonic Corporation Web site: © Panasonic Corporation 2011...

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Hdc-hs80, Hdc-sd80l hdc-tm80, Hdc-sd80

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