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Operating Instructions
Memory Card Portable Recorder
AG-HPG10P
Model No.
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for
future use.
ENGLISH
F0707K0 -M
D
Printed in Japan
VQT1H84

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    Operating Instructions Memory Card Portable Recorder AG-HPG10P Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH F0707K0 -M Printed in Japan VQT1H84...

  • Page 2: Read This First

    Read this first! indicates safety information. CAUTION: CAUTION THE AC RECEPTACLE (MAINS SOCKET RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN OUTLET) SHALL BE INSTALLED NEAR THE EQUIPMENT AND SHALL BE EASILY CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). ACCESSIBLE.

  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Model Number: AG-HPG10 Trade Name: PANASONIC Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support contact: Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company 1-800-524-1448 This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 4: (rechargeable Battery)

    To ensure that our products are used in utmost safety, we once again remind you that we recommend the use of a genuine Panasonic battery pack for any Panasonic product that is to use a battery pack. The genuine Panasonic battery packs are sold under our stringent quality control.

  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Thumbnail display ........28 Playback formats ..........28 Recommendation for Use of Genuine Switching playback formats ......28 Panasonic Battery Pack Names and functions thumbnail display screen (Rechargeable Battery) ......4 parts ............28 Software information for this product ..4 Changing the displays on the thumbnail display IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..

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    Saving data Menu Copying data from P2 cards to the hard Basic operations on the setting menus ..70 Initializing the setting menu ......70 drive ............50 Copying data from P2 cards to the hard Setting menu configuration ......71 drive (USB HOST mode) .......

  • Page 8: How To Use The Unit

    How to use the unit Housed in a compact cabinet which can be battery-powered, this Portable Memory Card Recorder comes with two P2 card slots, a 3.5-inch LCD monitor, USB 2.0, IEEE1394, component signal, composite signal and many other input/output signal connectors, and it can be easily operated to play back the data content which has been shot by a P2 camera recorder.

  • Page 9

    Saving data in external devices Saving data onto an external hard drive (page 50) The data content of P2 cards can be saved onto an external hard drive. Also, the data saved on an external hard drive can be reloaded onto a P2 card. (Only in the USB HOST mode) AG-HPG10 (this unit) Hard drive...

  • Page 10: About This Manual

    About this manual Note concerning illustrations in these instructions • Illustrations (portable recorder, menu screens, etc.) in these operating instructions differ slightly from the actual portable recorder. References • References are shown as (Page 10).

  • Page 11: Before Use

    Before use Be absolutely sure to check the calendar and time zone, and set them if necessary. • The calendar and time zone affect the management and playback sequence of the data content which has been recorded. Before recording, set and check the calendar and time zone. (Page 21) No compensation can be made for video recordings.

  • Page 12: Name Of The Parts

    Name of the parts Operation area REC button (page 48) MENU/MODE CHK button POWER button (page 16) (Page 17) PLAY button (page 17) 9 COUNTER button (page 49) STILL button (page 17) 10 RESET/TC SET button (page 20) REW button (page 17) 11 FF button (page 17) THUMBNAIL/MODE button 12 USER button (page 25)

  • Page 13: Mechanism Area And Input/output Connector Area

    Mechanism area and input/output connector area 14 15 OUTPUT AUDIO CH 1 CH 2 VIDEO HD/SD-SDI COMPONENT OUT 1394 POWER COUNTER RESET/ TC SET THUMBNAIL USER /MODE MENU/MODE CHK AG -H PG PAGE / AUDIO MON / VAR HOST OPEN DEVICE LCD monitor (page 16) 12 Battery (page 14)

  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery Charging Before using the battery, give it a full charge using Charging time and play time of supplied battery the AC adapter. It is recommended that you have a Capacity Charging Continuous spare battery available in case you need it. time playback time 5400 mAh...

  • Page 15: Installing And Removing The Power Supply

    Installing and removing the power supply Installing and removing the battery Insertion Removal Insert the battery until it clicks into place. Press [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn the power off, and check that the power OUTPUT lamp has gone off (page 16). CH 1 AUDIO CH 2...

  • Page 16: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Turning the power on and off Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds. The power lamp lights, and the power is turned on. When [POWER] has been held down for more than 2 seconds while the power is on, the power lamp will go off, and the power will be turned off.

  • Page 17: Menu Operations

    Menu operations This unit is provided with three kinds of screens: the thumbnail display screen, thumbnail display off screen (1394 input standby mode, playback standby mode) and PC mode screen. When [MENU] is pressed on any of these screens, the menu will be displayed. (No menus are displayed in the USB DEVICE mode or 1394 DEVICE mode.) Operations performed when the function buttons are pressed This is used to move the menu highlighting to the item above;...

  • Page 18: Operation Modes

    Basic operations (continued) Operation modes This unit has the following 3 modes which can be selected by pressing [MODE]. Turn on the power. Thumbnail display screen On this screen, the data content on the P2 cards is displayed as thumbnails to play back or manage the clips.

  • Page 19

    PC mode Connect the unit to the external device, and save or manage the clips. Depending on the connection method and application, the USB HOST mode, USB DEVICE mode, 1394 HOST mode and 1394 DEVICE mode are available; perform the mode settings using the setting menu on the thumbnail display off screen.

  • Page 20: Lcd Monitor Settings

    Basic operations (continued) LCD monitor settings Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds Using [FF] or [REW], adjust the selected to turn the power on. item. First check that an image is displayed on the LCD monitor, and then adjust the angle of the Press [MENU] 3 times to release the menu monitor to the position where it is easiest to see mode.

  • Page 21: Setting The Calendar

    Setting the calendar The “CLOCK SET” value is recorded on the data content (clips), and it affects the sequence in which the thumbnails are played back. Before recording, be absolutely sure to check the “CLOCK SET” and “TIME ZONE” settings, and set them if necessary. Described below is the procedure for setting the clock to 5:20 PM on May 25, 2007.

  • Page 22: P2 Cards

    P2 cards Inserting P2 cards • When the unit is to be used for the first time, the first step is always to set the internal clock. (Page 23) Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn the power on. Insert the P2 card into the P2 card slot as far as it will go.

  • Page 23: Formatting P2 Cards

    Formatting P2 cards Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds Select “YES” on the confirmation screen, to turn the power on. and press [STILL]. The thumbnail screen now appears. • The selected P2 card is now formatted. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “OPERATION”...

  • Page 24: Ejecting P2 Cards

    P2 cards (continued) Ejecting P2 cards Something may have gone wrong with one of the Press [STOP]. clips (page 28). Check the clips, and repair the When the access LED of the P2 card to be abnormal one. (For details on repairing clips -> ejected is blinking in orange, press the [STOP] page 36) to stop it blinking.

  • Page 25: P2 Card Recording Durations

    Concerning P2 cards P2 card recording durations DVCPRO/DV DVCPRO50 DVCPRO HD ∗ Model number Capacity Audio 2CH Audio 4CH AJ-P2C004HG 4 GB Approx. 16 minutes Approx. 8 minutes Approx. 4 minutes AJ-P2C008HG 8 GB Approx. 32 minutes Approx. 16 minutes Approx.

  • Page 26: Using Sd Memory Cards

    To obtain the latest information which is not provided in these Operating Instructions, access Press [MENU]. the P2 support page on the web site below. http://panasonic.biz/sav/ Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “OPERATION” – “FORMAT” – “SD CARD”, • When using the SD memory cards, always and press [STILL].

  • Page 27: Saving User Files On Sd Memory Cards

    Saving USER files on SD memory cards Up to four sets of settings can be saved as four Press [MENU] four times to release the files on the SD memory card, and they can be menu mode. loaded from the card. To give titles to files Press [MODE] to display the thumbnail 1) Perform steps 1 to 4.

  • Page 28: Thumbnail Display

    Thumbnail display The video data produced on a P2 card by a single shooting session is referred to as a clip.When the unit’s power is turned on, the clips are displayed as thumbnails on the LCD monitor. (If there are many clips, it will take a few moments for all the clips to be displayed.) Playback formats Switching playback formats...

  • Page 29

    Menu configuration of thumbnail display screen THUMBNAIL OPERATION PROPERTY ALL CLIP DELETE CLIP PROPERTY EXPORT SAME FORMAT CLIPS FORMAT CARD STATUS EXPLORE FORMAT SELECTED CLIPS REPAIR CLIP DEVICES MARKED CLIPS PROPERTY SETUP SETUP CONNECTION TEXT MEMO CLIPS SYSTEM INFO EXIT SLOT CLIPS COPY EXIT...

  • Page 30

    Thumbnail display (continued) Names and functions of thumbnail display screen parts (continued) 3 Time display Incomplete clip indicator Depending on what has been set, the time code This appears when a single clip has been at the clip recording start point or the user’s bit recorded onto a multiple number of P2 cards at the clip recording start point, shooting time, and one of the P2 cards concerned has not...

  • Page 31: Changing The Displays On The Thumbnail Display Screen

    Changing the displays on the thumbnail display screen You can customize the thumbnail display screen to better suit your operating needs for more efficient operation. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select the item to be set at the lower level of “THUMBNAIL”...

  • Page 32: Setting The Items To Be Displayed

    Thumbnail display (continued) Setting the items to be displayed You can customize how the thumbnails are to be displayed to better suit your intended application. Switch to the indicator or data setting for the thumbnail display. This menu item enables you to select DATA Display the thumbnail display screen.

  • Page 33: Clip Management

    Clip management Selecting clips When performing operations on the thumbnail display screen, select the clip which will be the target of these operations as follows. Using [FF] or [REW], move the yellow frame (cursor) to the target clip. Press [STILL]. A bluish-green frame now appears at the clip where the cursor is positioned to indicate that the clip has been selected.

  • Page 34: Repairing And Connecting Clips

    Clip management (continued) Repairing and connecting clips Repairing defective clips Connecting incomplete clips The defective clip indicator (yellow ) appears In some cases, clips recorded on a multiple in order to indicate that there is a problem in the number of P2 cards may not be recognized as clip such as the power having been suddenly cut a single continuous clip and may be recognized off while it was being recorded.

  • Page 35: Copying Clips

    Copying clips Clips can be copied onto the P2 cards in either of the P2 card slots. • While clips are being copied, do not turn off the power or eject the card. Otherwise, defective clips will be produced. If defective clips are produced, delete them, and copy the original clips again. •...

  • Page 36: Displaying The Clip Information

    Clip management (continued) Displaying the clip information You can display detailed information about clips on the screen, and check it. Display the thumbnail display screen. Using [FF] or [REW], move the cursor to the target clip. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “PROPERTY”, and press [STILL].

  • Page 37

    4) Clip information Video signal system, etc. (frame, VIDEO: The following information is displayed. pull-down, aspect ratio) Clip name CLIP NAME: Audio channel system, etc. AUDIO: (sampling rate, bit rate) Time code when recording was START TC: started Last update date, etc. ACCESS: (name of the person who created User’s bit when recording was...

  • Page 38: Editing The Clip Information

    Clip management (continued) Editing the clip information You can edit the clip information. Display the thumbnail display screen. The editing keyboard window now appears. Using [FF], [REW] and [STOP], select the Using [FF] or [REW], move the cursor to the keys, and while entering them using [STILL], target clip.

  • Page 39: Inserting Shot Marks Into Clips

    Inserting shot marks into clips You can differentiate one clip from all the other clips by inserting shot marks. Display the thumbnail display screen. Using [FF] or [REW], move the cursor to the target clip. Press [USER] in which the shot mark function was allocated. (page 25) To release a shot mark, repeat the above steps.

  • Page 40

    A P2 card has not been NO CARD: inserted. The card statuses are displayed as follows. BRAND : Panasonic MODEL NO. : AJ-P2C004HG 3) P2 card remaining memory (or used SERIAL NO. : AEC06H0371 memory) and total memory...

  • Page 41: Displaying The Sd Memory Card Information

    Displaying the SD memory card information You can display the usage statuses of the SD memory cards on the screen, and check them. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [MENU]. Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select “PROPERTY” – “DEVICES” – “SD CARD”, and press [STILL].

  • Page 42: Clip Playback

    Clip playback Playing back clips Display the thumbnail display screen. Using [FF] or [REW], move the yellow frame (cursor) to the target clip. Press [PLAY]. Playback starts from the clip where the cursor is positioned. When this clip has finished playing back, the subsequent clips with the same playback format are played back in turn, and when the last clip has been played back,...

  • Page 43: Variable-speed Searches

    Variable-speed searches Repeat playback You can change the playback speed and search The selected clip is played repeatedly. for specific locations. Display the thumbnail display screen. Press [PLAY] during playback. is displayed. Press [MODE] to display the thumbnail display off screen. Press [PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR], and change Press [MENU].

  • Page 44: Playback From Text Memo Position

    Clip playback (continued) Playback from text memo position Display the thumbnail display screen. Using [FF] or [REW], move the cursor to the time stamp number to be played back, and Press [MENU]. press [PLAY]. Playback starts from the time code position of Using [STOP], [PLAY] and [STILL], select the text memo where the cursor is positioned.

  • Page 45: Deleting Text Memos

    Deleting text memos Replacing thumbnail images The thumbnail display images of the clips to which text memos were added at the top of the LCD Proceed with steps 1 to 4 in “Playback from monitor screen can be replaced with still images to text memo positions,”...

  • Page 46: Outputting Images To An External Monitor For Playback

    Outputting images to an external monitor for playback You can connect an external monitor to the output connector of the unit, output clips to the external monitor and play them back on the monitor. AUDIO OUT CH1/ CH2 connectors VIDEO OUT connector Component signal output OUTPUT...

  • Page 47

    This is used to set the format of the D connector output and HD/SD-SDI output signals. CMPNT/SDI SEL : (When SYSTEM AUTO Signals are output in the format in which they were recorded. FREQ is set to 59.94 1080i 720p signals are cross-converted to 1080i signals, and output. 480i 480i format signals are output;...

  • Page 48: Recording Data On P2 Cards

    Recording data on P2 cards 1394 input recording You can connect a digital video component equipped with a 1394 connector, and digitally record video signals, audio signals or time codes, etc. on the unit. Unit Digital component AG -H PG IEEE1394 input/output connector 1394 cable...

  • Page 49: 2-slot Continuous Recording

    • Before connecting or disconnecting the 1394 cable, you must turn off the power of the component connected to the unit. • When connecting the unit to a component which uses a 6-pin type of 1394 connector, thoroughly check the 1394 cable and shapes of the connectors at its ends before initiating the connection.

  • Page 50: Copying Data From P2 Cards To The Hard Drive

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive You can connect a hard drive equipped with a USB 2.0 or 1394 connector, and copy data from P2 cards onto the hard drive. USB 2.0 connector USB cable (optional Hard drive (Type A) accessory) AG -H PG...

  • Page 51: Copying Data From P2 Cards To The Hard Drive (usb Host Mode)

    Usable hard drives The following hard drive can be used. • Panasonic portable hard disk unit for P2 Store (AJ-PCS060G) • Any hard drive which can be connected using USB 2.0 • USB bus power (5 V, 0.5 A) is also supported, but some hard drives cannot be started up using it. If this is the case, supply power from a separate source to the hard drive.

  • Page 52: Types Of Hard Drives And Usable Functions

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (USB HOST mode) (continued) Types of hard drives and usable functions The functions that can be used differ from one hard drive to another. The hard drive type is displayed following [PARTITION:] on the left of the Explorer screen in the unit’s HOST mode. Hard drive type Features Functions that can be used...

  • Page 53: Formatting The Hard Drive

    Formatting the hard drive Formatting initializes the hard drive to a format which can be used by TYPE S. • Bear in mind that when the hard drive is formatted, all the existing data on that drive will be erased. Switch to the USB HOST mode.

  • Page 54: Exporting Data To A Hard Drive In 1-card Increments

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (USB HOST mode) (continued) Exporting data to a hard drive in 1-card increments If you are using a TYPE S hard drive, you can export all the data on one P2 card at a time to the hard drive (write data from P2 cards onto the hard drive).

  • Page 55: Hard Drive Data Display

    Hard drive data display You can display the hard drive information. PARTITION Type of hard drive Switch to the USB HOST mode. VENDER Name of vender Connect the USB hard drive. MODEL Hard drive model name SIZE Total memory size of hard Press [MENU].

  • Page 56: Thumbnail Displays Of Clips On The Hard Drive

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (USB HOST mode) (continued) Thumbnail displays of clips on the hard drive You can also display and manage thumbnails of the clips stored on the hard drive just as you can with clips on the P2 cards installed in the unit.

  • Page 57: Importing Data From A Hard Drive To P2 Cards

    Importing data from a hard drive to P2 cards indicated by the [!] indicator). If this is the case, Importing clips one partition at a time use the connecting function to reconfigure these from a TYPE S or P2 Store hard drive clips.

  • Page 58: Copying Data From P2 Cards To The Hard Drive (1394 Host Mode)

    Copying data from P2 cards to the hard drive (1394 HOST mode) Switching to the 1394 HOST mode Hard drive status The status is displayed display in white if the hard drive is connected and can be Turn on the power of the hard drive (which used, in black when it is supports 1394.

  • Page 59: Copying Data From P2 Cards To The Hard Drive

    Copying data from P2 cards to the Hard drive status displays hard drive You can display the status of the hard drive which is connected to the unit. • Use a hard drive with enough memory to accommodate the data to be copied. Using [STOP] and [PLAY], select •...

  • Page 60: Editing By Means Of External Devices

    Editing by means of external devices Editing the P2 card data (USB DEVICE mode/1394 DEVICE mode) You can connect a personal computer to the unit using a USB cable (for a Windows machine) or a 1394 cable (for a Macintosh machine), and operate the image data on the unit’s P2 card from the computer. USB cable This unit (optional accessory)

  • Page 61: Editing In The 1394 Device Mode

    Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds to turn off the unit’s power. The PC mode cannot be released simply by holding down [MODE]. USB DEVICE DISCONNECT • While files are being transferred, the power will not be turned off even if the POWER button is pressed.

  • Page 62: Screen Displays

    Screen displays Normal displays TC 12 : 34 : 56 : 00 106 mn REPEAT FULL HD1080i 24PN 1394TC TEXT MEMO 2005 23 : 59 : 59 60 : 24P USBHOST VOLUME [ + ] FR 25P : 25P progressive mode (25 frames 1 Time code displays Each time [COUNTER] is pressed, the following per second)

  • Page 63

    50M: 11 Text memo, shot mark displays Recording and playback in the 480i, 576i These displays appear for about 3 seconds DVCPRO50 format when [USER], to which a shot mark or a text memo has been assigned ahead of time, is 25M: Recording and playback in the 480i, 576i pressed and the shot mark or text memo is...

  • Page 64: Warning Displays

    Screen displays (continued) 16 Remaining media memory displays RUN DOWN CARD The amount of memory remaining on the The P2 card has reached the end of its service card in the slot targeted for recording is life. It is recommended that you replace it. Even displayed when “ONE CARD”...

  • Page 65

    LACK OF REC CAPACITY! VERIFICATION FAILED! There is not enough memory on the card for the A mismatch was found by verification after clips to be recorded. Insert a card with enough copying. Copy the data again. memory on the card for the clips to be recorded. TURN POWER OFF! Turn the power off, and turn it back on for use.

  • Page 66: Error Displays

    Screen displays (continued) Error displays Errors are displayed when trouble has occurred in the unit, P2 card, etc. If the error persists even after turning the power off and back on, depending on what the error message says, replace the card or contact your dealer.

  • Page 67: Selecting What Is To Be Displayed On The Screen

    Selecting what is to be displayed on the screen The following items appearing on the LCD monitor screen are displayed when [MENU/MODE CHK] is held down or when a setting for the “OTHER DISPLAY” item (page 76) on the setting menu “DISPLAY SETUP” screen has been selected.

  • Page 68: List Of Recording/playback And Output Formats

    List of recording/playback and output formats For system format 60 Hz regions Format Output Recording status Output status setting setting Recording/ 1394 recording/ playback CMPNT/ SDI OUT COMPONENT Playback 1394 SDI OUT VIDEO OUT FORAMT playback format audio SDI SEL AUDIO output channels...

  • Page 69

    [For 50 Hz system format regions] Format Output Recording status Output status setting setting Recording/ 1394 recording/ playback CMPNT/ SDI OUT COMPONE Playback 1394 SDI OUT VIDEO OUT FORAMT playback format audio SDI SEL AUDIO NT OUT output channels 1080i/ 1080i/ AUTO 59.94i...

  • Page 70: Basic Operations On The Setting Menus

    Basic operations on the setting menus Hold down [POWER] for at least 2 seconds Using [STOP] and [PLAY] , move to the item to turn the power on. to be set. RECORDING SETUP Press [MODE] to switch to the thumbnail SYS FORMAT 720P/60P display off screen.

  • Page 71: Setting Menu Configuration

    Setting menu configuration SYS FORMAT MAIN MENU RECORDING SETUP (Pages 72 - 73) SD(480i/576)MODE 1394 TC REGEN TC MODE TC PRESET 1394 UB REGEN UB MODE UB PRESET 1394 IN PRESET Menus enclosed in the USER1 SW MODE broken-line frames (Page 74) USER2 are not displayed in the...

  • Page 72: List Of Setting Menus

    List of setting menus RECORDING SETUP screen When the settings are changed using the “SYSTEM FREQ” item (page 79) on the “OTHER FUNCTIONS” screen, whatever has been set on the “RECORDING SETUP” screen will be changed to the initial setting. Item Description of settings This is used to set the 1394 input recording format and playback format.

  • Page 73

    RECORDING SETUP screen (continued) Item Description of settings This is used to set what is to be recorded as the user’s bit. UB MODE USER: The user information is recorded. TIME: The time of the recording is recorded. DATE: The date/time of the recording are recorded. TCG: The value generated by the time code generator is recorded.

  • Page 74: Sw Mode Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) SW MODE screen Item Description of settings This is used to set which function is to be assigned to the USER1 button. USER1 SYS FORMAT: System format (page 72) SD MODE : SD mode (page 72) SHOT MARK : A shot mark is recorded on the clip.

  • Page 75: Playback Functions Screen

    PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen Item Description of settings This is used to set repeat playback.(Page 43) REPEAT PLAY Playback is repeated. Playback is not repeated. OFF: This is used to set the audio signals to be output from the AUDIO OUT connectors AUDIO OUT (pin jacks) during playback.

  • Page 76: Display Setup Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) DISPLAY SETUP screen Item Description of settings When ON is selected as this item’s setting, the information displayed on the LCD VIDEO OUT OSD monitor is output as a video output signal together with the video signals. (Component output signals, VIDEO output signals, SDI output signals) ON, OFF This is used to select the setting for displaying the date and time on the LCD monitor...

  • Page 77: Card Functions Screen

    DISPLAY SETUP screen (continued) Item Description of settings This is used to select the aspect ratio for the LCD monitor. LCD ASPECT AUTO: The aspect ratio is automatically selected based on the recording mode, playback mode and other information. 4:3: The aspect ratio is fixed at 4:3.

  • Page 78: Other Functions Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) OTHER FUNCTIONS screen Item Description of settings This is used to select the connectors and mode to be used for data transfer. (The USB PC MODE and 1394 connectors cannot be used at the same time.) USB DEVICE: File transfer mode using the USB connector USB HOST:...

  • Page 79

    OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Item Description of settings This is used to select the power-saving mode which is to be established when none of POWER SAVE the function keys or buttons have been operated for 5 or so minutes. The unit’s power is turned off. OFF: The unit remains in the stop mode without turning off its power.

  • Page 80: Option Menu Screen

    List of setting menus (continued) OPTION MENU screen This screen appears when [MENU] are pressed while [STOP] is held down on the thumbnail display off screen. Item Description of settings The 1394 status display sub-screen is displayed. 1394 STATUS FORMAT: Format of the input or output signals RATE: Transfer rate of the input or output signals...

  • Page 81: Troubleshooting (q&a)

    Troubleshooting (Q&A) Power-related Q&A • Has the battery or AC adapter been connected properly? Check the P 15 No power. connections. • In order to preserve the battery charge and prevent tape wear, the P 79 The power suddenly goes power will be automatically turned off when more than 5 minutes off without warning.

  • Page 82

    Troubleshooting (Q&A) (continued) Recording • Is the unit’s power on? P 16 Recording does not start. • Has the battery reached the end of its service life? The battery may — have reached the end of its service life. Although the service life will differ depending on how the battery has been used, if the battery can be used only for short periods of time even after it has been fully charged, it means that it has reached the end of its service life.

  • Page 83

    Playback • This phenomenon is characteristic of digital equipment. It is not a — Mosaic-like noise appears sign of trouble. during rapid forward or rapid reverse playback. • Is the input selector on the TV set at the “video input” position? —...

  • Page 84: Operating Precautions

    Operating precautions • When the AC adapter is used near a radio, the When using the unit in rainy or snowy weather, sound from the radio may be distorted. Use the at the beach or other locations, take care to AC adapter and radio at a distance of at least 1 protect it from precipitation and sea water.

  • Page 85

    Characteristics of the battery Liquid crystal display A rechargeable lithium-ion battery is used in this • When the same image or characters are left unit. Electrical energy is generated by the chemical displayed on the LCD monitor for a prolonged reactions taking place inside it.

  • Page 86: Updating The Drivers Installed In The Unit

    Updating the drivers installed in the unit For the latest information concerning drivers, access the P2 support page on the web site given below. http://panasonic.biz/sav/ When updating a driver, check the unit’s version by selecting thumbnail menu “OPERATION” – “SERVICE”...

  • Page 87: Storage Precautions

    Storage precautions Before storing the unit, remove its battery. • Ensure that the battery has no charge before Select a location with minimal moisture and a storing it. When the battery is to be stored for a relatively constant temperature to store the unit. prolonged period, it is recommended that you [Recommended temperature: 15 to 25°C] charge it once a year, use the battery in the unit...

  • Page 88: Handling The Data Recorded On P2 Cards

    “P2 viewer” dedicated software from the following web site and use it for this purpose. (Operating systems supported: Windows XP, Windows 2000) (Japanese) https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/cs/csregistp2m/p2indexj.html (English) https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/cs/csregistp2m/p2indexe.html When transferring data to a personal computer using a regular IT tool such as Microsoft Windows Explorer or Apple Finder, proceed as follows.

  • Page 89: Concerning The Use Of Memory Cards

    It is recommended that the SD and SDHC memory cards or the miniSD and miniSDHC cards made by Panasonic be used. For the latest information on the unit and the memory cards which can be used by the unit, access the P2 support page on the web site below.

  • Page 90: Specifications

    Specifications [GENERAL] Sampling frequency Y: 74.25 MHz, P 37.125 MHz (DVCPRO DC7.2 V/7.9 V Supply voltage 11 W Quantizing Power consumption 8 bit (DVCPRO HD) indicates safety information. Video compression system DV-Based Compression (SMPTE370M) Operating ambient temperature (DVCPRO HD) 0 °C to 40 °C Video compression ratio Operating ambient humidity 1/6.7 (DVCPRO HD)

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    [AUDIO] [OPTIONAL PERIPHERALS] Audio recording formats Battery 48 kHz, 16 bits, 4 channels (DVCPRO HD, VW-VBD35 (2700 mAh) DVCPRO50) VW-VBD55 (5400 mAh: identical to supplied 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels or 4 channels battery) (DVCPRO/DV) Sampling frequency 48 kHz (synchronized with video) Quantizing 16 bit Frequency response...

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    Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company Unit Company of Panasonic Corporation of North America Executive Office: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7000 EASTERN ZONE: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7196 Southeast Region: (201) 348-7162 WESTERN ZONE: 3330 Cahuenga Blvd W., Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 436-3500...

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