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High Definition Video Camera
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Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or,
contact us via the web at:
For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at


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  • Page 1 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at: For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at VQT3Y04...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Date of Purchase Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Panasonic! Dealer Purchased From You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on Dealer Address the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family Dealer Phone No.
  • Page 3 Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America 1-800-211-PANA (7262) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 4 THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA. AC adaptor This AC adaptor operates on AC between 100 V and 240 V. ≥ In the U.S.A. and Canada, the AC adaptor must be connected to a 120 V AC power supply only.
  • Page 5 ∫ Concerning the battery Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack) ≥ Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack. ≥ Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified unit. ≥ Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals. ≥...
  • Page 6 ∫ Product Identification Marking Product Location High Definition Video Camera Battery holder AC adaptor Bottom U.S.A./CANADA CONSUMERS: ATTENTION: A lithium ion battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery. VQT3Y04...
  • Page 7 Precautions ≥ STORAGE OF YOUR CAMERA ... Store USE & LOCATION and handle your camera in a manner that WARNING will not subject it to unnecessary movement (avoid shaking and striking). ≥ TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD ... Your Your camera contains a sensitive pick-up camera and power supply should not be device which could be damaged by exposed to rain or moisture.
  • Page 8: Recording Motion Pictures

    Insert and remove the USB cable j Expose the unit to vibrations or shock content ≥ About disposing of or giving away this unit. Panasonic does not accept any (l 109) responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that...
  • Page 9 ∫ About Condensation (When ∫ For the purposes of this the lens or the LCD monitor is owner's manual fogged up) ≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are referred to Condensation occurs when the ambient as the “SD card”.
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents Accessories..........12 Advanced (Recording) Quick Guide..........13 Using the Zoom ........47 Preparation Optical image stabilizer function ..48 Recording functions of Names and Functions of Main Parts ..17 operation icons ........49 Power supply........... 20 Operation icons......... 49 Inserting/removing the battery... 20 Recording functions of menus....
  • Page 11 Copy/Dubbing Copying from Built-in Memory to SD card [HC-V100M] .......80 Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder, video devices, etc........82 With a PC What you can do with a PC ....86 End User License Agreement ... 88 Operating environment ......90 Installation ..........
  • Page 12: 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. 2012. These may be subject to change. Battery pack VW-VBK180 AC adaptor (P/PC) VSK0780 (PU) VSK0781 AC cable K2CA2CA00025...
  • Page 13: Quick Guide

    Quick Guide ∫ Inserting the battery ∫ Inserting/removing an SD card Install the battery by inserting it in the direction shown in the figure. ≥ Insert the battery until it clicks and locks. ∫ Charging the battery Access lamp [ACCESS] A ≥...
  • Page 14: Language Selection

    ∫ Turning the unit on/off ∫ Selecting a mode Turning the unit on and off with the Operate the mode switch to change the power button mode to Press the power button to turn on the unit. Recording Mode (l 31, 33) Playback Mode (l 36, 63) A The status indicator lights on.
  • Page 15: Recording Still Pictures

    ∫ Selecting a media to record ∫ Recording still pictures [HC-V100M] 1) Change the mode to 2) Open the LCD monitor. 1) Change the mode to 3) Press the button to take the 2) Select the menu. picture. : [MEDIA SELECT] 3) Select the media to record motion pictures or still pictures using 3/4/2/1, and press the ENTER...
  • Page 16 4) Select the scene or the still picture to be played back using 3/4/2/1, then press the ENTER button. NOV 15 2012 ≥ When you select and press the ENTER button, the next (previous) page is displayed. 5) Select the operation icon using 3/4/2/1.
  • Page 17: Preparation

    Preparation Names and Functions of Main Parts Speaker USB terminal [ ] (l 82, 94) Intelligent auto/Manual button [iA/MANUAL] (l 34, 59) Optical image stabilizer/Delete button O.I.S./ ] (l 48, 69) Power button [ ] (l 26) HDMI mini connector [HDMI] (l 74, 78) AV multi connector [AV MULTI] (l 74, AV MULTI...
  • Page 18 13 Menu button [MENU] (l 39) 15 16 14 Mode switch (l 27) 15 Status indicator (l 26) 16 Recording start/stop button (l 31) 17 Cursor button (l 36, 39, 49) ≥ Use the cursor button to select the recording functions and playback operations, and to operate the menu screen.
  • Page 19 21 Tripod receptacle ≥ If you attach a tripod which has a 5.5 mm (0.22 q) screw or larger, it may damage this unit. 22 SD card cover (l 25) 23 Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 25) 24 Card slot (l 25) 25 Photoshot button [ ] (l 33) 26 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Recording...
  • Page 20: Power Supply

    Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries that 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 21: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before using this unit for the first time. The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always “live”...
  • Page 22: Connecting To The Ac Outlet

    ≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 111. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 12, 23, 119). ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
  • Page 23: Charging And Recording Time

    ≥ 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 24: Recording To A Card

    SDXC Memory Cards that can be used for motion picture recording on the following website. (This website is in English only.) ≥ Operation of the SD Card 256 MB or less is not guaranteed. Also, the SD Card 32 MB or less cannot be used for the motion picture recording.
  • Page 25: 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 44) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
  • Page 26: Turning The Unit On/Off

    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. Turning the unit on and off with the power button Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit. To turn off the unit Hold down the power button until the status indicator goes off.
  • Page 27: Selecting A Mode

    Preparation Selecting a mode Change the mode to recording or playback. Operate the mode switch to change the mode to Recording Mode (l 31, 33) Playback Mode (l 36, 63) VQT3Y04...
  • Page 28: Setting Date And Time

    Preparation Setting date and time When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will appear. Select [YES] and perform Steps 2 to 3 below to set the date and time. ¬...
  • Page 29: Basic

    Basic Before recording ∫ Basic camera positioning 1 Hold the unit with both hands. 2 Put your hand through the grip belt. ≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another person or object. ≥...
  • Page 30: Selecting A Media To Record [Hc-V100M]

    Basic Selecting a media to record [HC-V100M] The card and built-in memory can be selected separately to record motion pictures or still pictures. Change the mode to Select the menu. (l 39) : [MEDIA SELECT] Select the media for recording the motion pictures and the media for recording the still pictures using 3/4/2/1, and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 31: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording motion pictures ≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 17) Change the mode to open the LCD monitor. 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 32 ≥ To change the recording format, change the Recording Mode. (l 54) ≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording and pressing it again to pause recording become one scene. When you record with the [REC MODE] set to [iFrame], the scenes longer than approximately 20 minutes will be automatically divided.
  • Page 33: Recording Still Pictures

    Basic Recording still pictures Still picture recorded with size of (1920k1080) and an aspect ratio of 16:9. ≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 17) Change the mode to open the LCD monitor. Press the button. ∫...
  • 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 59 for details about Manual Mode.
  • Page 35: Automatic White Balance

    ∫ Intelligent Auto Mode When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Auto White Balance and Auto Focus operate and automatically adjust the color balance and focusing. Depending on the brightness of the subject, etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for optimum brightness.
  • Page 36: Motion Picture/Still Picture Playback

    Basic Motion picture/Still picture playback Change the mode to Select the play mode select icon A using 3/4/2 and press the ENTER button. Select the [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back, then press the ENTER button. Select the [MEDIA] and [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 37 0h00m00s 0h00m00s 0h00m00s Select the operation icon using 3/4/2/1. A Operation icon ≥ Press the ENTER button to display/not display the operation icon. Motion picture playback Still picture playback 1/;: 1/;: Playback/Pause Slide show (playback of the still Rewind playback pictures in numerical order) Fast forward playback start/pause.
  • Page 38 Motion picture compatibility ≥ This unit is based on AVCHD format/MPEG-4 AVC file format. AVCHD format ≥ Video signal for the AVCHD that can be played back with this unit is 1920k1080/60i. ≥ This unit may degrade or not play back motion pictures recorded or created on other products, and other products may degrade or not play back motion pictures recorded on this unit, even if the products support AVCHD.
  • Page 39: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen To get back to the previous screen Press the MENU button. Press 2 of the cursor button. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the To exit the menu screen top menu A, then press the Press the MENU button. ENTER button.
  • Page 40: 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 [DISPLAY] [ON]/[OFF] The screen display can be changed to [ON] (all information displayed) or [OFF] (a portion of information displayed).
  • Page 41 (Only when setting the region of your travel destination) Select your travel destination using and press the ENTER button. ≥ Press 3 to set daylight saving time. appears and the summer C The local time at the selected travel time setting is turned on. The travel destination destination time and time difference D The time difference between the...
  • Page 42: Vqt3Y04

    [ECONOMY (AC)] [ON]/[OFF] When about 30 minutes have passed without any operation while connecting the AC adaptor with this unit, the unit automatically turns off. ≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if the [ECONOMY (AC)] is set to [ON] in following cases: j Using the USB cable for PC etc.
  • Page 43: Vqt3Y04

    [ALERT SOUND] /[OFF] Starting and stopping 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 101) [POWER LCD] This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors.
  • Page 44: Vqt3Y04

    [INITIAL SET] Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition. (Only when the mode is at the position) ≥ Settings for [MEDIA SELECT] , [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not change. * For users who have , this menu is not displayed.
  • Page 45: Vqt3Y04

    [CARD STATUS] The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card can be checked. ≥ When the mode switch is set to , remaining recordable time for the selected recording mode is displayed. ≥ Press the MENU button to close the indication. ≥...
  • Page 46: Vqt3Y04

    [DEMO MODE] [ON]/[OFF] This item is used to start the unit demonstration. (Only when the mode is at the position) If [DEMO MODE] is switched to [ON] and you press the MENU button when there is no SD card inserted and while this unit is connected to the AC adaptor, the demonstration automatically starts.
  • Page 47: Advanced (Recording)

    Advanced (Recording) Using the Zoom ¬ Change the mode to Zoom lever T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) A Zoom bar ≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved. ≥...
  • Page 48: Optical Image Stabilizer Function

    Advanced (Recording) Optical image stabilizer function Optical image stabilizer can stabilize the image without decreasing the image quality as much. ¬ Change the mode to O.I.S./ Optical image stabilizer/Delete button Press the button to turn optical image stabilizer on/off. (On) # setting canceled ≥...
  • Page 49: Recording Functions Of Operation Icons

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of operation icons Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded. ¬ Change the mode to Press the ENTER button to (e.g. Backlight Compensation) display the operation icons on Select an operation icon. the screen.
  • Page 50: Backlight Compensation

    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 canceled when the recording stops. ∫ To select the color for Fade in/out (Fade out) : [RECORD SETUP] # [FADE COLOR] # [WHITE] or [BLACK]...
  • Page 51: Tele Macro

    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 (28q). ≥ If you set the Tele Macro function when the zoom is set to less than 37k, the zoom is automatically adjusted to 37k.
  • Page 52: Intelligent Contrast Control

    Intelligent Contrast Control This brightens parts that are in shadow and difficult to see and suppresses white saturation in bright parts at the same time. Both bright and dark parts can be recorded clearly. ≥ If there are extremely dark or bright parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear.
  • Page 53: Recording Functions Of Menus

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of menus ≥ Change the mode to [SCENE MODE] When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures. : [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting [OFF]: Cancel the setting 5Sports: To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and pause of playback...
  • Page 54: Zoom Mode

    [ZOOM MODE] Set the maximum zoom ratio. : [RECORD SETUP] # [ZOOM MODE] # desired setting [i.Zoom OFF]: Up to 37k [i.Zoom 42k]: This zoom function allows you to maintain high-definition picture quality. (Up to 42k) [D.Zoom 90k]: Digital zoom (Up to 90k) [D.Zoom 2000k]: Digital zoom (Up to 2000k) ≥...
  • Page 55 [FACE FRAMING] Detected faces appear with frames. : [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE FRAMING] # desired setting [PRIMARY]: Only the prioritized face framing is displayed. [ALL]: All face detection framings are displayed. [OFF]: Cancel the setting. ≥ Up to 15 frames are indicated. Larger faces and faces nearer to the center of the screen take preference over others.
  • Page 56: Wind Cut

    [AUTO SLOW SHTR] You can record bright pictures even in dark places by slowing the shutter speed. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 59) : [RECORD SETUP] # [AUTO SLOW SHTR] # [ON] ≥ The shutter speed is set to 1/30 or more depending on the surrounding brightness. ≥...
  • Page 57 [MIC LEVEL] When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones can be adjusted. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 59) Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC LEVEL] # desired setting [AUTO]: AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically.
  • Page 58: Shtr Sound

    [QUALITY] Selecting the picture quality. : [PICTURE] # [QUALITY] # desired setting 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. [SHTR SOUND] You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures.
  • Page 59: Manual Recording

    Advanced (Recording) Manual recording ¬ Change the mode to Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. ≥ appears on the screen. /MANUAL 4/5 NEXT 4/5 NEXT 4/5 NEXT 5/5 NEXT 5/5 NEXT 5/5 NEXT White Balance Manual Shutter Speed (l 61) Iris Adjustment (l 61) Focus (l 62) ≥...
  • Page 60 Icon Mode/Recording conditions Auto White Balance adjustment Sunny mode: Outdoors under a clear sky Cloudy mode: Outdoors under cloudy sky, or in shade Indoor mode 1: Incandescent light, video lights like in the studio, etc. Indoor mode 2: Color fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps in gymnasiums, etc. Manual adjustment mode: ≥...
  • Page 61: 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 59) Select [SHTR] or [IRIS] using the cursor button. Press 2/1 to adjust settings.
  • Page 62: Recording With Manual Focus

    Recording with Manual Focus If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 59) Press 4 to switch the manual icon. Select [MF] using the cursor button to change to Manual Focus. ≥...
  • Page 63: Advanced (Playback)

    Advanced (Playback) Playback Operations Motion picture playback using operation icon For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 36. Playback Cursor button/ Operating steps operation Playback display Press 1 of the cursor button during During Playback playback to fast forward. (Press 2 to rewind.) ≥...
  • Page 64: Creating Still Picture From Motion Picture

    Creating still picture from motion picture A single frame from the recorded motion picture can be saved as a still picture. The picture size of the still picture to be created will differ depending on the recording mode of the recorded motion picture. Recording mode Aspect ratio Picture size after creating still picture...
  • Page 65: Resuming The Previous Playback

    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] If playback of a motion picture is stopped, appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped scene.
  • Page 66: Various Playback Functions

    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. Select the date select icon using the cursor button, then press the ENTER button. A Date select icon Select the playback date, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 67: Changing The Playback Settings And Playing Back The Slide Show

    Changing the playback settings and playing back the slide show Select using the cursor button, then press the ENTER button. (Only when you would like to change the settings) Select the desired item and press the ENTER button. [DATE SETUP]: Select the date to be played back.
  • Page 68 Select [START] and press the ENTER button. Select the playback operation. (l 36) ≥ When the playback is finished or stopped, the screen to select [REPLAY], [SELECT AGAIN] or [EXIT] is displayed. Select the desired item and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 69: 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 O.I.S./ To delete the scene or still picture being played back Press the Optical image stabilizer/Delete button while scenes or still pictures to be deleted are being played back.
  • Page 70 To complete editing Press the MENU button. ≥ You can also delete scenes by pressing the MENU button, selecting [EDIT SCENE] # [DELETE] # [ALL SCENES] or [SELECT]. ≥ You can also delete still pictures by pressing the MENU button, selecting [PICT. SETUP] # [DELETE] # [ALL SCENES] or [SELECT].
  • Page 71: 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 set [VIDEO/PICTURE] of the play mode selection to [AVCHD]. (l 36) Select the menu.
  • Page 72: 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 73: Protecting Scenes/Still Pictures

    Protecting scenes/still pictures Scenes/still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake. (Even if you protect some scenes/still pictures, formatting the media will delete them.) ≥ Change the mode to Select the menu. : [VIDEO SETUP] or [PICT. SETUP] # [SCENE PROTECT] Select the scene/still picture to be protected using the cursor button, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 74: 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 75 ≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they can 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 76: The Screen

    TV. (Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for details.) Refer to the following support site for information about Panasonic TVs with an SD card slot for playing back your pictures. ≥ It may not be possible to play back [iFrame] scenes.
  • Page 77: Connecting With A Hdmi Mini Cable

    Connecting with a HDMI mini cable Select the desired method of HDMI output. : [SETUP] # [HDMI RESOLUTION] # [AUTO]/[1080i]/[480p] ≥ [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 [480p] which enables the images to be displayed on your TV.
  • Page 78: Playback Using Viera Link

    HDMI mini cable (optional) for automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.) ≥ VIERA Link is a unique Panasonic function built on an HDMI control function using the standard HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) specification. Linked operations with HDMI CEC compatible devices made by other companies are not guaranteed.
  • Page 79 ≥ 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 80: Copy/Dubbing

    Copy/Dubbing Copying from Built-in Memory to SD card [HC-V100M] Motion pictures or still pictures recorded with this unit can be copied from a built-in memory to an SD card inserted in this unit. ∫ Check the used space of the SD card It is possible to check the used space of the SD card by [MEDIA STATUS] (l 45).
  • Page 81 When you stop copying halfway Press the MENU button while copying. If you will delete the motion pictures or still pictures after copying is complete, be sure to play back the motion pictures or still pictures to check that they have been copied to correctly before deleting.
  • Page 82: 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 for Dubbing picture quality To dub dubbing Equipment High-definition picture Insert the SD card with SD card quality directly (l 83) slot Equipment...
  • Page 83 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 84 ≥ 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 85 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 86: With A Pc

    With a PC What you can do with a PC HD Writer LE 1.1 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 LE 1.1, the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM.
  • Page 87 ≥ 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 88: End User License Agreement

    Software, except as warrant that the operation of the Software expressly provided for in this Agreement. will be uninterrupted or error free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not be liable for Article 3 Restrictions on Copying the...
  • Page 89 Article 9 With regard to MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 produced by Microsoft Corporation (1) Licensee shall use the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 only when included in the Software, and shall not use the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 in any other configuration or method. Licensee shall not publish the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 or work around any technical limitations in the...
  • Page 90: Operating Environment

    With a PC Operating environment ≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in this owner’s manual 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 91 Free hard disk Ultra DMA — 100 or more drive space 450 MB or more (for installing the software) ≥ When writing to a DVD/Blu-ray disc/SD, the twice amount of free space as the disc is necessary. Sound DirectSound Support Interface USB port [Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)] Other...
  • Page 92 ∫ Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage) IBM PC/AT compatible PC Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) or SP1 Windows Vista (32 bit) (SP2) Windows XP (32 bit) (SP3) Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1 GHz or higher 32-bit (k86) or 64-bit (k64) processor (including compatible CPU) Windows XP: Intel Pentium 450 MHz or higher or Intel Celeron 400 MHz or higher...
  • Page 93: Installation

    ≥ If Windows 7 is in use or the [AutoPlay] screen is not displayed automatically, select [Start] # [Computer] (or double-click on [Computer] on the desktop), and then double-click [Panasonic]. Click [Yes]. ≥ Operate following the instruction on the screen.
  • Page 94: 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. VQT3Y04...
  • Page 95: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    SD card or built-in memory.) ∫ 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 96: About The Pc Display

    About the PC display When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognized as an external drive. ≥ Removable disk (Example: ) is displayed in [Computer]. The following data will be recorded. We recommend using HD Writer LE 1.1 to 1 Up to 999 still pictures in JPEG copy motion picture data.
  • Page 97: Starting Hd Writer Le 1.1

    The software cannot be used with the user name for a guest account. (On the PC) Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer LE 1.1] # [HD Writer LE]. ≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the software.
  • Page 98: If Using Mac

    With a PC If using Mac ≥ HD Writer LE 1.1 is not available for Mac. ≥ iMovie’11 supported. For details about iMovie’11, please contact Apple Inc. ∫ Operating environment Mac OS X 10.7.2 Intel Core 2 Duo or better 2 GB or more Interface USB port...
  • Page 99: Indications

    Others Indications only ∫ Recording indications Manual Focus (l 62) Built-in memory recording possible status (motion 0h00m00s 1h30m picture) R 1h20m PRE-REC (White) Card recording possible 1/100 status (motion picture) OPEN (Green) Recognizing the card (motion picture) R 3000 NOV 15 2012 12:34PM Recording Mode (l 54) R 1h20m Remaining time for motion...
  • Page 100 ∫ Playback indications 1/;/5/6/ /7/8/D/E/;1/ Built-in memory recording possible status (still picture) (White) Card recording possible Display during playback (l 36, 63) status (still picture) 0h00m00s Playback Time (l 36) (Green) Recognizing the card (still No.10 Scene Number picture) Repeat Playback (l 64) Picture Quality (l 58) Resume Playback (l 65) Number of recording pixels...
  • Page 101: Messages

    ≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. (l 20) 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 102: 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.) ≥ is displayed when abnormal management information is detected when the scenes are displayed in thumbnail. ≥...
  • Page 103: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in the following cases ≥ This is the sound of the lens moving and is not a defect. A clicking sound is heard when the unit is shaken. This sound will no longer be heard when the unit is turned on and change the mode to ≥...
  • Page 104 Indication Problem Check points ≥ The remaining battery capacity indication is an Remaining battery 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. ≥...
  • Page 105 Playback Problem Check points ≥ Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are Scenes/still pictures cannot be played back. displayed as cannot be played back. ≥ Motion pictures recorded with other devices may not be possible to play back on this unit. ( is displayed.) ≥...
  • Page 106 With other products Problem Check points VIERA Link does not (Setting on this unit) ≥ Connect with a HDMI mini cable (optional). (l 78) work. ≥ Set [VIERA Link] to [ON]. (l 78) ≥ Turn the unit off and then back on again. (Setting on other devices) ≥...
  • Page 107 ∫ If AVCHD scenes do not change smoothly 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. ≥ Just how smoothly the scenes will be played back depends on the playback unit. Depending on the unit used, the images may stop moving and become still for a moment even when none of the following conditions are applicable.
  • Page 108: 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 finish may peel off.
  • Page 109: About The Battery

    ≥ Please look after the data in your built-in Do not use the unit for surveillance memory carefully. Panasonic will not be purposes or other business uses. held responsible in the unlikely case that ≥ This unit was designed for consumer private data is divulged.
  • Page 110: About The Ac Adaptor

    ≥ Extremely high temperatures or low About the AC adaptor temperatures will shorten the life of the battery. ≥ If the temperature of the battery is ≥ If the battery is kept in high-temperature, extremely high or extremely low, charging high-humidity, or oily-smoky places, the may take time or the battery may not be terminals may rust and cause...
  • Page 111 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 112: Lcd Monitor

    LCD monitor About condensation ≥ When the LCD monitor gets dirty, wipe it When condensation forms on the unit, the with a soft cloth, such as eyeglass cleaner. lens will cloud up and the unit may not work ≥ In a place with drastic temperature properly.
  • Page 113: About Copyright

    LLC. trademarks of the manufacturers who ≥ “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” Logo are developed the system or product trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and concerned. Sony Corporation. ≥ Manufactured under license from Dolby This product is licensed under the AVC Laboratories.
  • Page 114: 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] Picture size/frame rate 1920k1080/60i 1920k1080/60i 1920k1080/60i 4 GB 30 min 40 min SD card...
  • Page 115: 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 1920k1080 Aspect ratio 16:9 4 GB 3400 SD card 16 GB...
  • Page 116: 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; 3.4 W Charging; 7.7 W Motion picture recording format: [AVCHD]; AVCHD format compliant [iFrame];...
  • Page 117 Lens: Auto Iris, 34k Optical Zoom, F1.8 to F4.0 Focal length; 2.38 mm to 81 mm Macro (Full range AF) 35 mm equivalent; Motion picture/Still picture; 32.5 mm to 1206 mm (16:9) Minimum focus distance; Normal; Approx. 3 cm (1.2q) (Wide)/Approx. 1.6 m (5.2 feet) (Tele) Tele macro;...
  • Page 118 Dimensions: 51.5 mm (W)k59.5 mm (H)k112.5 mm (D) [2.028 q (W)k2.343 q (H)k4.429 q (D)] (including projecting parts) Mass (Weight): Approx. 181 (Approx. 0.399 lbs.) [without battery (supplied) and an SD card (optional)] Approx. 183 (Approx. 0.403 lbs.) [without battery (supplied)] Mass (Weight) in operation: Approx.
  • Page 119: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Accessory No. Figure Description VW-BC10PP Battery charger VW-VBK180 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack VW-VBK360 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack RP-CDHM15 HDMI mini cable RP-CDHM30 VW-LDC103PP Video DC Light VZ-LL10PP Light bulb for video DC light VW-SK12PP Shoe adaptor VW-ACK180PP Accessory kit *1 Please refer to page 23, concerning the battery charging time and available recording...
  • Page 120 Accessory No. Figure Description RP-SDL16GU1K Class 4 16 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDL08GU1K Class 4 8 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDL04GU1K Class 4 4 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDL02GU1K Class 4 2 GB SD Memory Card RP-SDU64GE1K Class 10 64 GB SDXC Memory Card RP-SDU32GU1K Class 10 32 GB SDHC Memory Card RP-SDU16GU1K...
  • Page 121: Accessory Order Form (For Usa And Puerto Rico Customers)

    CALL PANASONIC’S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-332-5368 [6 AM-6 PM M-F, PACIFIC TIME] MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC NATIONAL PARTS CENTER 20421 84th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032 In CANADA, please contact your local Panasonic dealer for more information on Accessories. VQT3Y04...
  • Page 122: Limited Warranty (Only For U.s.a. And Puerto Rico)

    Lithium Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at as Panasonic is committed to providing the most up to date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached.
  • Page 123 Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm EST For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico) Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: Or, send your request by E-mail to:
  • Page 124: Warranty

    Camcorder Products - One (1) year, parts and labour This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new condition in the original packaging.
  • Page 125: Useful Information (Only For Latin American Countries)

    Service Center; buy spare parts and accessories by our web site to Latin American: Also you may contact us directly by our Contact Center: Panama 800-PANA (800-7262) Colombia 01-8000-94PANA (01-8000-947262) Ecuador 1800-PANASONIC (1800-726276) Costa Rica 800-PANA737 (800-7262737) El Salvador 800-PANA (800-7262) Guatemala 1-801-811-PANA (1-801-811-7262) Chile...
  • Page 126: Index

    Index ∫ A ∫ H ....21, 110 ....86, 97 AC adaptor HD Writer LE 1.1 .
  • Page 127 ....64 Repeat playback Resume playback ....65 ∫ S .
  • Page 128: Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía Española Para El Uso Rápido

    Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía española para el uso rápido ∫ Insertar la batería ∫ Insertar/extraer una tarjeta SD Meta la batería insertándola en la dirección señalada en la figura. ≥ Introduzca la batería hasta que haga clic y se cierre. ∫...
  • Page 129 ∫ Encender/apagar el dispositivo ∫ Selección del modo Encender y apagar el dispositivo con el Utilizando el selector de modo, cambie el botón de alimentación modo a Pulse el botón de alimentación para encender el dispositivo. Modo de grabación (l 31, 33) A El indicador de estado se ilumina.
  • Page 130 ∫ Seleccionar un medio para grabar ∫ Grabación de películas [HC-V100M] 1) Cambie el modo a 2) Abra el monitor LCD. 1) Cambie el modo a 3) Para tomar una imagen pulse el botón 2) Seleccione el menú. a tope. : [SELEC MEDIO] 3) Seleccione el medio para grabar las películas o fotografías usando...
  • Page 131 4) Seleccione la escena o la fotografía que (Reproducción de películas) desea reproducir usando 3/4/2/1, y 1/;: Reproducción/Pausa pulse el botón ENTER. Rebobinado (durante la reproducción) Avance rápido (durante la reproducción) ∫: Detener la reproducción y NOV 15 2012 visualizar las miniaturas. (Reproducción de fotografías) ≥...
  • Page 132 Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 2T3 © Panasonic Corporation 2012 VQT3Y04 F0112YK0 Printed in Malaysia...

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