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Panasonic HC-V720K Basic Owner's Manual

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This document explains basic operations of the unit. For more detailed
explanation, please refer to "Owner's Manual (PDF format)" which is
recorded in the enclosed CD-ROM.
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For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or,
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Basic Owner's Manual
High Definition Video Camera
Model No.
(U.S. customers only)



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  • Page 1 CD-ROM. Register online at (U.S. customers only) 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 VQT4Q73...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Dear Customer, Date of Purchase Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most Dealer Purchased From sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it Dealer Address will bring you and your family years of enjoyment.
  • 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 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. ≥ When connecting to an AC supply outside of the U.S.A. or Canada, use a plug adaptor to suit the AC outlet configuration.
  • Page 5 ∫ 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. Conforms to UL STD 60065 Certified to CAN/CSA STD C22.2 No.60065 Conforme à...
  • Page 6: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference. Read these instructions. 12) Use only with the Keep these instructions.
  • Page 7: Recording Motion Pictures

    Countries outside the European About connecting to a TV Union ≥ Always use the supplied HDMI mini cable or a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable This symbol is only valid (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30: optional). in the European Union. ∫ About the recording format for...
  • Page 8: This Unit

    ∫ 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 as the Condensation occurs when there is a change in “SD card”.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents ∫ How to open the owner’s manual (PDF format) When you insert the CD-ROM and open the [INDEX.pdf] in the CD-ROM, the Owner’s Manual list will be displayed. Click the document name of the Owner’s Manual you would like to open. ≥...
  • 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 Dec. 2012. These may be subject to change. Battery pack VW-VBT190 AC adaptor VSK0780 AC cable K2CA2YY00259 USB cable K2KYYYY00201...
  • Page 11: Preparation

    ≥ The unit has a function for distinguishing batteries which can be used safely. The dedicated battery (VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380) supports this function. The only batteries suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. 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 12: Charging The Battery

    USB cable (supplied). ≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries. (l 10, 29) ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
  • Page 13: Charging And Recording Time

    Charging and recording time ∫ Charging/Recording time ≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH ≥ Charging times in parentheses are when charging from the USB terminal. Battery model number Actual Charging Recording Maximum continuous [Voltage/Capacity recordable time mode recordable time (minimum)] time [1080/60p]...
  • Page 14: Recording To A 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 22) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted.
  • Page 15: 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 16: About The Touch Menu

    ∫ About the operation icons Touch when changing a page or performing settings. Touch to return to the previous screen. About the Touch Menu Touch (left side)/ (right side) of the Touch Menu to switch the operation icons. ≥ It is also possible to switch the operation icons by sliding the Touch Menu right or left while touching it.
  • Page 17: Setting Date And Time

    Preparation Setting date and time The clock is not set at the time of purchase. Make sure to set the clock. Select the menu. (l 22) : [SETUP] # [CLOCK SET] MENU Touch the date or time to be set, then set the desired value using A Displaying the World Time setting: [HOME]/ [DESTINATION]...
  • Page 18: Changing The Recording Mode

    Basic Changing the Recording Mode ∫ Intelligent Auto Mode The modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what you want to record. Intelligent auto button Pressing the Intelligent auto button can change the Recording Mode. ≥...
  • Page 19: 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 Recording button icon B When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥. Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording. ≥...
  • Page 20: Using The Zoom

    Basic Using the zoom Zoom lever/Zoom button icons T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) ≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved. A Zoom bar The zoom bar is displayed during the zoom operation.
  • Page 21: Watching Video/Pictures On Your Tv

    ≥ The icon is displayed in the thumbnail display when the item for motion picture is touched. ≥ is displayed in the 1080/60p scene when [ALL AVCHD] is touched. Touch the scene or the still picture to be played back. ≥...
  • Page 22: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display . (l 16) MENU Touch ∫ About MENU guide display After touching , touching the submenus and items will cause function descriptions and settings confirmation messages to appear.
  • Page 23: Wi-Fi [Hc-V720]/[Hc-V720M]

    Wi-Fi [HC-V720]/[HC-V720M] ® What you can do with the Wi-Fi function By linking with Wi-Fi compatible devices, you can use the Wi-Fi functions of [Link to Cell]‚ [DLNA Play], [Live Cast] and [Home Cam]. Before using the respective Wi-Fi functions, check and prepare your device. To use the Wi-Fi function, connect this unit to a wireless access point or smartphone via Wi-Fi.
  • Page 24: If The Wi-Fi Connection Cannot Be Established

    If the Wi-Fi connection cannot be established Problem Check points It cannot connect (General) ≥ Turn ON the wireless access point. to the wireless ≥ Approach the wireless access point and reconnect. access point. ≥ If it takes time to complete the connection, the Wi-Fi connection will be The wireless aborted.
  • Page 25 Problem Check points The Wi-Fi (Wireless Access Point Connection) ≥ Make sure the smartphone is properly connected to the wireless connection is not possible between access point by checking the Wi-Fi settings of the smartphone. ≥ Make sure this unit and the smartphone are connected to the same this unit and a smartphone.
  • Page 26: Others

    MPEG LA, LLC. ≥ “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the See “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony This product incorporates the software licensed Corporation. under the GNU General Public License Version ≥ Manufactured under license from Dolby 2.0 (GPL V2.0), the GNU LESSER General...
  • Page 27: Specifications

    Others Specifications High Definition Video Camera Information for your safety Recording media: Power source: SD Memory Card DC 5.0 V (When using AC adaptor) SDHC Memory Card DC 3.6 V (When using battery) SDXC Memory Card Refer to the owner’s manual (PDF format) for details on SD cards usable in this unit.
  • Page 28 Image stabilizer function: Mass (Weight): Optical (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer, Active HC-V720 Mode (Rotation correction), Optical Image Approx. 277 g (Approx. 0.611 lbs.) Stabilizer Lock, Tilt correction function) [without battery (supplied) and an SD card (optional)] HC-V720M Creative Control: Approx. 278 g (Approx. 0.613 lbs.) [Miniature Effect]/[Silent movie]/[8mm movie]/ [without battery (supplied)] [Time Lapse Rec]...
  • Page 29: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Accessory No. Figure Description VW-BC10PP Battery charger VW-VBT190* Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack VW-VBT380 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack RP-CDHM15 HDMI mini cable RP-CDHM30 VW-W4907H Wide conversion lens VW-LF46N Filter kit Please refer to page 13, concerning the battery charging time and available recording time. Set the flash setting to ([OFF]).
  • Page 30 Accessory No. Figure Description VW-VMS10PP Stereo microphone VW-SK12PP Shoe adaptor VW-ACT190PP Accessory kit NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary by country. Please consult your local dealer. Product numbers correct as of Dec. 2012. These may be subject to change. VQT4Q73...
  • Page 31: 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. VQT4Q73...
  • Page 32: 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 33 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 34: Warranty (For Canadian Customers)

    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 35 VQT4Q73...
  • Page 36 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 VQT4Q73 Printed in Japan F1212KK0 (...

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