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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual High Definition Video Camera HC-V720 Model No. HC-V720M HC-V710 Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. Register online at (U.S. customers only) VQT4Q88...
  • Page 2: Read This First

    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 responsibility 183) for damages directly or indirectly due to any ∫ About Condensation (When...
  • Page 3: This Unit

    ∫ Cards that you can use with ∫ For the purposes of this this unit owner’s manual ≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the ≥...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Recording with the Touch Function ...52 Read this first ..........2 Touch function icons ......52 Recording functions of Preparation operation icons ..........56 Operation icons........56 Names and Functions of Main Parts .... 6 Recording functions of menus ....62 Power supply..........
  • Page 5 Copy/Dubbing With a PC Copying between SD card and Built-in What you can do with a PC .......157 Memory [HC-V720M] ........106 End User License Agreement ....159 Copying/playing back with Operating environment......161 a USB HDD..........109 Installation ..........164 Preparing for copying/playing back ..109 Connecting to a PC ........165 Simple copy .........
  • Page 6: Preparation

    Preparation Names and Functions of Main Parts Shoe adaptor release lever Internal microphones [SHOE ADAPTOR RELEASE] 191) Lens cover ≥ The lens cover opens in Intelligent auto button [iA] Motion Picture Optical Image Stabilizer button Recording Mode or Still Picture O.I.S.] Recording Mode.
  • Page 7 15 16 17 Shoe adaptor mounting part Tripod receptacle ≥ If you attach a tripod which has 5.5 mm [SHOE ADAPTOR] 191) (0.22 q) screw or larger, it may damage this Status indicator 15, 128) Recording start/stop button unit. LCD monitor (Touch screen) SD card cover Access lamp [ACCESS] Card slot...
  • Page 8 Mode switch Photoshot button [ DC input terminal [DC IN] Zoom lever [W/T] (In Motion Picture ≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the Recording Mode or Still Picture supplied one. Recording Mode) Thumbnail display switch [ Volume lever [sVOLr] (In Playback Mode) Grip belt Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits...
  • Page 9 HC-V720M HC-V720 Wi-Fi button [Wi-Fi] 128, 133, 138, Wi-Fi Transmitter 122) 142, 143, 148, 151) NFC touch area 137) - 9 -...
  • Page 10: Power Supply

    ≥ 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 11: Charging The Battery

    It is possible to charge by connecting to other device with the USB cable (supplied). Please refer to page 166. ≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 184. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries 12). - 11 -...
  • Page 12: Charging And Recording Time

    However, it will be constantly displayed when the remaining battery time becomes less than 30 minutes. ≥ 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.
  • Page 13: Recording To A Card

    Check via the label on the card, etc. ≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below. (This website is in English only.) ≥ When using an SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card with other equipment, check the equipment is compatible with these Memory Cards.
  • Page 14: 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. 37) 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: Selecting A Mode

    Preparation Selecting a mode Operate the mode switch to change the mode to Motion Picture Recording Mode Still Picture Recording Mode Playback Mode 27, 78) Preparation How to use the touch screen You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger. ∫...
  • Page 17: 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 on 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 18: Setting Date And Time

    ∫ To display the Touch Menu Display of the Touch Menu will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of time during recording of motion picture/still picture. To display it again, touch ≥ Do not touch on the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens. Preparation Setting date and time The clock is not set at the time of purchase.
  • Page 19: Basic

    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 the Recording button icon A when holding the unit at waist level. ≥...
  • Page 20: Selecting A Media To Record [Hc-V720M]

    Basic Selecting a media to record [HC-V720M] The card and built-in memory can be selected separately to record motion pictures or still pictures. Change the mode to Select the menu. ( : [MEDIA SELECT] MENU Touch the media to record motion pictures or still pictures.
  • Page 21: 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 22 ≥ To change the recording format, change the [REC MODE]. ≥ Still pictures can be recorded while recording the motion picture. ≥ 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 23: Recording Still Pictures

    Basic Recording still pictures Change the mode to Open the LCD monitor. Press the button halfway. (For Auto Focus only) 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 24: Recording Still Pictures In Motion Picture Recording Mode

    ∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording Mode R3000 R3000 R3000 Still picture operation indicator 170) MEGA 20.4 Remaining number of still pictures R3000 ≥ Flashes in red when [0] appears. Size of still pictures 20.4 ≥ Screen display will disappear when MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA no touch operation is performed for a...
  • Page 25: 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. Intelligent auto button Pressing the Intelligent auto button can change the Recording Mode. ≥ Pressing the Intelligent auto button when other Recording Modes are set will change to Intelligent Auto Mode.
  • Page 26: Automatic White Balance

    ∫ Intelligent Auto Mode When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Automatic 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 an optimum brightness.
  • Page 27: Motion Picture/Still Picture Playback

    Basic Motion picture/Still picture playback Change the mode to Touch the play mode select icon A ( 17). ≥ You can also set by touching , selecting [VIDEO MENU SETUP] or [PICT. SETUP] # [MEDIA, VIDEO/ PICTURE]. HC-V720 HC-V710 Select the still picture B or the recording format of the motion picture C you wish to play back.
  • Page 28 Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon. E Operation icon 0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s ≥ Operation icons and screen display will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of time. To display them again, touch the screen. Motion picture playback Still picture playback 1/;:...
  • Page 29: Motion Picture Compatibility

    ≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback. ≥ If pause play is continued for approx. 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails. ≥ The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to 0h00m00s each scene. ≥ When played back with [ALL AVCHD] selected, the screen may become black momentarily at the time the scene switches.
  • Page 30: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display MENU Touch ∫ About MENU guide display After touching , touching the submenus and items will cause function descriptions and settings confirmation messages to appear. ≥...
  • Page 31: Using The Setup Menu

    Basic Using the Setup Menu [DISPLAY] Set the display method for the screen information display. : [SETUP] # [DISPLAY] # desired setting MENU [5 SECONDS]: Information is displayed on the screen for 5 seconds after starting the Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode, starting to playback, or touching the screen.
  • Page 32: Date Format

    ≥ When the home region is set for the first time, the screen for selecting home/travel destination appears after setting the home region successively. If the home region has already been set once, execute the menu operation for Step 1. (Only when setting the region of your travel destination) Touch...
  • Page 33 [ZOOM/REC DISPLAY] You can set the display method of the zoom button icons ( ) and recording button icon ( : [SETUP] # [ZOOM/REC DISPLAY] # desired setting MENU [ON]: Constantly displayed. [OFF]: Icons will disappear after approx. 5 seconds without any touch operation. [O.I.S.
  • Page 34: Quick Power On

    [QUICK POWER ON] The unit is put into recording pause approx. 1 second when the unit is turned on with the mode set : [SETUP] # [QUICK POWER ON] # [ON] MENU ≥ Depending on the recording conditions, start time may be longer than 1 second. ≥...
  • Page 35: Power Lcd

    [ALERT SOUND] Touch screen operation, starting and stopping of recording and unit on/off can be confirmed with this sound. When [OFF] is selected, the sound is not output at the start/end of recording, etc. : [SETUP] # [ALERT SOUND] # desired setting MENU (Volume low)/ (Volume high)/[OFF]...
  • Page 36: Hdmi Resolution

    [LCD SET] It adjusts brightness and color density on the LCD monitor. ≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded. Select the menu. : [SETUP] # [LCD SET] # desired setting MENU [BRIGHTNESS]: Brightness of the LCD monitor [COLOR]: Color level of the LCD monitor Touch...
  • Page 37: Format Media

    [Auto Cursor Position] The entered character is confirmed in approx. 1 second after character input, and the cursor is moved to the right. It makes the input easy without moving the cursor when characters on the same key are to be entered again.
  • Page 38: Firmware Upgrade

    [Firmware Upgrade] You can update the firmware version of this unit. : [SETUP] # [Firmware Upgrade] MENU For the latest update information, check the support website below. (As of December 2012) (This Site is English only) - 38 -...
  • Page 39: Demo Mode

    [DEMO MODE] This item is used to start the unit demonstration. : [SETUP] # [DEMO MODE] # [ON] MENU ≥ If [DEMO MODE] is switched to [ON] and you touch [EXIT] when there is no SD card inserted and while this unit is connected to the AC adaptor, the demonstration automatically starts. If any operation takes place, the demonstration is canceled.
  • Page 40: Advanced (Recording)

    Advanced (Recording) Using the zoom Zoom lever/Zoom button icons T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) A Zoom bar ≥ Maximum zoom ratio for recording motion pictures can be set with [ZOOM MODE]. ∫ About the zoom bar The zoom bar is displayed during the zoom operation.
  • Page 41: 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. O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilizer button Press the button to turn Optical Image Stabilizer on/ off.
  • Page 42: Changing The Recording Mode

    Advanced (Recording) Changing the Recording Mode Touch the Recording Mode button icon. MENU Touch the desired Recording Mode button icon. Mode Effect Intelligent Auto You can switch the mode to the Intelligent Auto Mode, which optimizes settings to the recording environment you are in.
  • Page 43: Intelligent Auto Plus

    Intelligent Auto Plus Please refer to page for details about the effect of each mode. (Portrait)/ (Scenery)/ (Spotlight) (Low Light) (Night Portrait) (Night Scenery) (Macro) (Normal) (Normal) In Motion Picture Recording Mode only In Still Picture Recording Mode only ≥ Change the Recording Mode to (When adjusting the brightness) Touch (When adjusting the color balance)
  • Page 44: Miniature Effect

    [Miniature Effect] MINI Touch to adjust the horizontal position of the in-focus portion. ≥ If you touch the screen, you can adjust the horizontal position of the in-focus portion. ≥ When no touch operations are performed for approximately 1 second, [Reset], [SIZE], and [ENTER] are displayed.
  • Page 45: Time Lapse Rec

    [8mm movie] (When adjusting the brightness) Touch ≥ The level of brightness is switched every time you touch the icon. (Standard) # (Bright) # (Dark) (When adjusting the color balance) Touch ≥ The level of color balance is switched every time you touch the icon. (Blue) # (Red) # (Yellow)
  • Page 46: Scene Mode

    Scene Mode ≥ Change the Recording Mode to Touch the desired Scene Mode. Mode Effect 5Sports To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and pause of playback Portrait To make people stand out against the background Soft Skin To makes skin colors appear softer for a more attractive appearance Spotlight...
  • Page 47 ≥ (Fireworks) j The shutter speed is 1/30. j Image may get washed out when recorded in bright surrounding. ≥ (Night Scenery/Night Portrait) j The shutter speed is 1/2 or more in Still Picture Recording Mode. j Using a tripod is recommended. ≥...
  • Page 48: 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. Touch to switch to Manual Mode. ( FOCUS FOCUS SHTR SHTR...
  • Page 49: White Balance

    White Balance Automatic White Balance function may not reproduce natural colors depending on the scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the White Balance manually. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. Touch [WB]. FOCUS Touch to select White Balance Mode. SHTR ≥...
  • Page 50: 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. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. Touch [SHTR] or [IRIS]. Touch to adjust settings. ≥ Touch [SHTR]/[IRIS] to end the adjustment. : Shutter speed: SHTR 1/60 to 1/8000...
  • Page 51: Manual Focus Adjustment

    Manual Focus adjustment If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (When MF assist function is used) Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MF ASSIST] # [ON] MENU ≥ Touch to display the Manual icon.
  • Page 52: Recording With The Touch Function

    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 on the Touch Menu to display Touch Function icons. ( Touch the Touch Function icon. (e.g.
  • Page 53 Level Shot This function detects the horizontal tilt of the unit, and automatically corrects it to the level position before recording. : When this function is set to on. : When this function is set to off. Touch ≥ Icon is displayed in A position. j When the tilt is corrected: j When the tilt is above the correction range: ≥...
  • Page 54: 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. Touch ≥ When [FACE RECOG.] 64) is [ON] and a registered face is detected, the target is automatically locked.
  • Page 55: Optical Image Stabilizer Lock

    Optical Image Stabilizer Lock In Motion Picture Recording Mode, you can further improve optical image stabilization by touching and holding . With this function, you can further reduce the effects of the shake that tends to occur when using zoom. Press the Optical Image Stabilizer button to turn the Image Stabilizer on.
  • Page 56: 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. Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display the operation icons. ( Touch an operation icon. PRE-REC (e.g.
  • Page 57: 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 canceled when the recording stops. ∫ To select the color for fade in/out (Fade out) : [RECORD SETUP] # [FADE COLOR] # MENU...
  • Page 58: Smile Shot

    ≥ After setting PRE-REC, if recording starts in less than 3 seconds, motion pictures taken 3 seconds before pressing the recording start/stop button cannot be recorded. ≥ Images displayed on the thumbnail in Playback Mode will differ from the motion pictures displayed at the start of playback.
  • Page 59 Built-in flash When the button is pressed, the flash is activated and the picture will be recorded. Use the Built-in flash in order to record still pictures in dark places. Each time the icon is selected, the indication changes by one setting in the following order: ß...
  • Page 60: Backlight Compensation

    Self-timer This is for recording still pictures using the timer. Each time the icon is selected, the indication changes by one setting in the following order: Ø10 (Records after 10 seconds) # Ø2 (Records after 2 seconds) # setting canceled button, Ø10 or Ø2 flashes for the set period before a still picture is ≥...
  • Page 61: Video Light

    Guidelines You can check if the image is level while recording or playing back motion pictures and still pictures. The function can also be used to estimate the balance of the composition. It will switch every time the icon is touched. # Setting canceled ≥...
  • Page 62: 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. ≥ Set Creative Control Mode to [Time Lapse Rec]. : [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting MENU [OFF]: Cancel the setting...
  • Page 63: Rec Mode

    [REC MODE] Switch the picture quality and recording format of the motion pictures to record. : [RECORD SETUP] # [REC MODE] # desired setting MENU [PH]/[HA]/[HG]/[HE] Set the recording format to 1080/60i. [1080/60p] Set the recording format to 1080/60p. [iFrame] Set the recording format to iFrame.
  • Page 64: Face Recog

    [FACE RECOG.] Face Recognition is a function for finding faces that resemble faces which have already been registered and automatically prioritizing focus and exposure for those faces. This function makes it possible to keep the face of your loved ones in focus even when they are at the back or on the end of a line in a group picture.
  • Page 65: Changing The Information Of A Registered Person

    Entering text ≥ The characters can be conveniently input without moving the cursor when the [Auto Cursor Position] is set to [ON]. Icon Description of operation [A] etc. Enters a character. Moves the cursor to left or right. [A/a/1] Switches between [A]/[a] (alphabet) and [&/1] (symbols/numbers). Enters a space.
  • Page 66: Canceling A Registered Person

    ∫ canceling a registered person Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE RECOG.] # [SET] # [DELETE] or [DELETE ALL] MENU ≥ Touching [DELETE ALL] cancels all the registered people. (When [DELETE] is selected) Touch the person to cancel. ≥...
  • Page 67: Face Framing

    [FACE FRAMING] Detected faces appear with frames. : [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE FRAMING] # desired setting MENU [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 68 [LEVEL GAUGE] This function displays the horizontal/vertical tilt of the unit with the electronic level. : [RECORD SETUP] # [LEVEL GAUGE] # [ON] MENU ∫ To correct the tilt (Horizontal direction) (Vertical direction) When correcting the leftward tilt When correcting the downward tilt ≥...
  • Page 69: 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 70: Shooting Guide

    [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. ≥ Set to [OFF] to turn off the message indication. ≥...
  • Page 71: Mic Setup

    [5.1ch/2ch] You can switch the channel number setting of the built-in microphone. : [RECORD SETUP] # [5.1ch/2ch] # desired setting MENU [5.1ch]: Records with the 5.1ch surround microphone. [2ch]: Records with the 2ch stereo microphone. ≥ The option is set to [2ch] when an external microphone is connected. [MIC SETUP] Recording setting of the built-in microphone can be adjusted.
  • Page 72: Mic Level

    [MIC LEVEL] When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones and the external microphone terminal can be adjusted. Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC LEVEL] # desired setting MENU [AUTO]: AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically. [SET The desired recording level can be set.
  • Page 73 [BASS SETTING] Change the lower setting of the built-in microphone according to your choice. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. ( : [RECORD SETUP] # [BASS SETTING] # desired setting MENU [0dB]/[+3dB]/[+6dB]/[LOWCUT] ≥ Normally set to [0dB]. ≥ Select [+3dB] or [+6dB] to get strong power feeling at bass level. [PICTURE ADJUST] Adjust the quality of the image while recording.
  • Page 74: 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 ≥ The number of recording pixels that can be set changes depending on selected screen aspect ratio.
  • Page 75: Aspect Ratio

    [ASPECT RATIO] This allows you to select the aspect ratio of the pictures to suit printing or the playback method. : [PICTURE] # [ASPECT RATIO] # desired setting MENU [4:3]: Aspect ratio of 4:3 television [3:2]: Aspect ratio of conventional film camera or prints (such as L-size print) [16:9]: Aspect ratio of high-definition television, etc.
  • Page 76 [HI-SPEED BURST] Recording is done continuously at the rate of 60 still pictures per second. Use this function to record an object with fast movement. Select the menu. : [PICTURE] # [HI-SPEED BURST] # [ON] MENU [ON]: 180 still pictures are recorded continuously at the rate of 60 per second. The picture size is (1920k1080).
  • Page 77: Af Assist Lamp

    [AF ASSIST LAMP] The video light is turned on to make it easier to focus when you are recording in dark places where it is hard to focus. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. : [PICTURE] # [AF ASSIST LAMP] # [AUTO] MENU ≥...
  • Page 78: Advanced (Playback)

    Advanced (Playback) Playback Operations Motion picture playback using operation icon For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 27. Playback operation Playback display Operating steps During Playback Touch the LCD monitor and slide from right to left (from left to right) during playback. Skip playback (to the start of a scene)
  • Page 79: Creating Still Picture From Motion Picture

    Playback operation Playback display Operating steps Touch the direct playback bar or slide it while touching. During Playback ≥ The playback pauses temporarily and skips Direct playback to the position touched or slid to while touching. ≥ Playback will start by releasing your touching or sliding finger.
  • Page 80: Highlight & Time Frame Index

    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 &...
  • Page 81: 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] MENU If playback of a motion picture is stopped, appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped scene.
  • Page 82: 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. Touch the date select icon. ( A Date select icon Touch the playback date. The scenes or the still pictures recorded on the date selected are displayed as thumbnails.
  • Page 83: Highlight Playback

    Highlight Playback Part that was recognized as clearly recorded is extracted from multiple scenes, and it can be played back or stored in a short time with effects and music added. It is also possible to create an original Highlight Playback by checking your favorite scenes and setting up to extract those scenes.
  • Page 84: Setting Up The Custom Effect

    ∫ Setting up the custom effect It is possible to enjoy the Highlight Playback with your favorite effect by setting up the combination of an image effect and music. Touch [CUSTOM]. Touch [EFFECT SETUP] or [MUSIC SELECT]. (When [EFFECT SETUP] is selected) Touch the desired effect.
  • Page 85 Playing back with the settings changed Touch [SET] to select the item to change. [SCENE SETUP]: Select the scene or date to be played back. [FAVORITE SCENE SETUP]: Set up the favorite scenes. [FAVORITE SCENE PLAY]: Set up if the favorite scenes are to be included in the Highlight Playback or not.
  • Page 86: Checking The Favorite Scenes

    ∫ Checking the favorite scenes Touch the scenes to be played back. 0h00m15s 0h00m15s 0h00m15s Touch [Add] and add the favorite part. ≥ Approximately 4 seconds before and after touching [Add] will be added as favorite. ≥ Number of favorite scenes that can be added are 1 to 14. (Number of scenes that can be added differs depending on the scenes selected.) ≥...
  • Page 87: Setting Up The Title

    ∫ Priority settings Touch [FACE] or [FACE RECOG.]. ≥ If you 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. ≥...
  • Page 88: Saving The Highlight Playback

    Saving the Highlight Playback The scenes put together as a Highlight Playback can be saved as a single scene. HC-V720 HC-V710 The recorded scenes can be saved in the SD card. HC-V720M The recorded scenes can be saved in the built-in memory. Stop the playback of the Highlight Playback or wait until the Highlight playback is finished.
  • Page 89: Changing The Playback Settings And Playing Back The Slide Show

    Changing the playback settings and playing back the slide show Touch (Only when you would like to change the settings) Touch [SET] to select the item to change. [DATE SETUP]: Select the date to be played back. [PLAYBACK SETUP]: Select to play back in 3D (2D still pictures are converted to 3D still pictures and played back) or play back in 2D.
  • Page 90 (When [EFFECT SETUP] is selected) Touch the desired effect. ≥ When [EFFECT SETUP] is changed, [MUSIC SELECT] will be set the same as [EFFECT SETUP]. (To set [EFFECT SETUP] and [MUSIC SELECT] to different settings, change [MUSIC SELECT] after setting [EFFECT SETUP].) ≥...
  • Page 91: 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 played back Touch while scenes or still pictures to be 0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s...
  • Page 92 (When [MULTI] is selected in Step 2) Touch [Delete]. ≥ To continuously delete other scenes/still pictures, repeat Steps 3-4. When you stop deleting halfway: Touch [CANCEL] while deleting. ≥ The scenes or still pictures that have already been deleted when the deletion is canceled cannot be restored.
  • Page 93: Deleting Part Of A Scene (Avchd)

    Deleting part of a scene (AVCHD) Unnecessary part of an AVCHD scene can be deleted. The deleted scenes cannot be restored. ≥ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. Select the menu. : [EDIT SCENE] # [SECTION DELETE] MENU Touch the scene with a part to delete.
  • Page 94: 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, select the AVCHD scene. Select the menu.
  • Page 95: Dividing A Scene To Partially Delete (Iframe/Mp4)

    Dividing a scene to partially delete (iFrame/MP4) Divide the iFrame scene or the scene saved as MP4, and delete unnecessary parts. This divides the recorded scenes in two and deletes the front half or back half. The scenes deleted by dividing cannot be restored. ≥...
  • Page 96: Deleting Personal Information

    Deleting personal information Deletes Face Recognition information from scenes in which faces were recognized. ≥ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. ≥ Face Recognition information is not recorded in the scenes recorded in iFrame or the scenes saved as MP4.
  • Page 97: Convert To Mp4

    Advanced (Playback) Convert to MP4 Before copying, convert the scenes recorded in AVCHD to those with the image quality (MP4: 640k360/30p) that supports playback on a PC or uploading on the internet. ≥ Set the mode to , touch the play mode selection icon, and then select the AVCHD scene.
  • Page 98: Relay Scene Combining [Hc-V720M]

    Advanced (Playback) Relay scene combining [HC-V720M] You can combine the relayed scene 63) in the built-in memory and the continued scene in the SD card to be one into the SD card. Relay-recorded scene Relay scene combining A Built-in memory B SD card C Range of Relay Recording ≥...
  • Page 99 To cancel relay information : [EDIT SCENE] # [RELAY INFO CANCEL] MENU ≥ When the relay information is canceled, 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 100: Watching Video/Pictures On Your Tv

    2 Standard images when connecting to video terminal ≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go. ≥ Always use the supplied HDMI mini cable or a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30: optional). - 100 -...
  • Page 101 ≥ If a wide-screen TV is connected, adjust the aspect setting on the 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. ≥...
  • Page 102: Connecting With A Hdmi Mini Cable

    Please read the AV amplifier and TV operating instructions for how to connect this unit to the AV amplifier and TV. ≥ If you connect this unit to a Panasonic AV amplifier that are compatible with VIERA Link, linked operations (VIERA Link) become possible. ( 103) ≥...
  • Page 103: Playback Using Viera Link

    ≥ VIERA Link™ is a new name for EZ Sync™. ≥ 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 (supplied) for automatic linked operations.
  • Page 104 VIERA Link, read the operating instructions for the devices. ≥ 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 105: Converting And Playing Back 2D Images As 3D

    Advanced (Playback) Converting and playing back 2D images as 3D You can connect this unit to 3D compatible TV, convert the scenes and still pictures recorded in 2D (conventional image) to 3D and play back. ¬ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon.
  • Page 106: Copy/Dubbing

    Copy/Dubbing Copying between SD card and Built-in Memory [HC-V720M] 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. ∫ Check the used space of the copy destination It is possible to check the used space of the SD card or built-in memory by [MEDIA STATUS].
  • Page 107 Changing the recording format When [ ] is selected, the recording format will be converted. Touch [YES] and select the copying method. This will convert the scene recorded in AVCHD on the built-in memory to MP4 (640k360/30p) and copy to the SD card. This will convert the scene recorded in 1080/60p on the built-in memory to 1080/60i and copy to the SD card.
  • Page 108 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. ≥ Depending on the following conditions, the time it takes for copying may be longer. j The number of recorded scenes is large.
  • Page 109: Copying/Playing Back With A Usb Hdd

    ≥ You can copy scenes and still pictures recorded with this unit while maintaining the image quality. ≥ Please read the operating instructions of the USB HDD for how to use it. Preparing for copying/playing back For the latest compatible USB HDD recommended by Panasonic, check the support website below. (This Site is English only) ≥...
  • Page 110 Playback on Panasonic TV with a USB terminal j Dub onto the Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder with a USB terminal j Save on a PC or rewrite on USB HDD using HD Writer AE 5.0 When the USB HDD is connected to other devices such as Blu-ray disc recorder, a message prompting to format the USB HDD may display.
  • Page 111 ∫ Formatting This is for initializing the USB HDD. ≥ Please be aware that if a media is formatted then all the data recorded on the media is erased and cannot be recovered. Back up important data on a PC etc. ≥...
  • Page 112: Simple Copy

    Simple copy Connect this unit to the USB HDD to prepare for copying. ( 109) ≥ You cannot supply power to the USB HDD from this unit. Touch [Simple copy]. ≥ When [Copy selected files] or [Playback HDD] is selected, terminate the connection with the USB 113), and then perform the operation of Step 1.
  • Page 113: Playing Back The Usb Hdd

    Playing back the USB HDD ≥ Only motion picture/still picture that have been copied by connecting this unit to the USB HDD or copied with HD Writer AE 5.0 can be played back. A USB Connection Cable (supplied with recommended USB HDD) B Recommended USB HDD (commercially-available) Connect this unit to the USB HDD to prepare for playback.
  • Page 114: Dubbing With A Blu-Ray Disc Recorder, Video Device, Etc

    ≥ The iFrame and MP4 scenes cannot be dubbed by inserting SD cards or by connecting with the USB cable. To dub iFrame and MP4 scenes, refer to page 117. You can dub using a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or high-definition (AVCHD) compatible DVD recorder.
  • Page 115: To Dub Using Equipment With A Usb Terminal

    Dubbing in high-definition picture quality ∫ To dub using equipment with an SD card slot You can dub by directly inserting an SD card. ≥ HC-V720M To copy scenes or still pictures from the built-in memory to an SD card, see page 106. ∫...
  • Page 116 ≥ 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 117: 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 a Composite video cable (commercially-available). ≥ 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 118: Using The Eye-Fi™ Card

    Copy/Dubbing ™ Using the Eye-Fi card By using an Eye-Fi card (commercially-available), you can record motion pictures and still pictures on the card, and save them on a PC or upload them on a file-sharing website via a wireless network. ≥...
  • Page 119: Using Eye-Fi Direct Mode

    ∫ Using Eye-Fi direct mode The files can be transferred directly from the Eye-Fi card to a smartphone without going through the wireless access point when necessary setting is performed in a PC in advance. ≥ Install the software supplied with the Eye-Fi card on your PC, and configure the Eye- Fi direct mode settings.
  • Page 120 ≥ The Eye-Fi menu only appears when an Eye-Fi card is used. ≥ The Eye-Fi transfer feature cannot be guaranteed to continue to operate in the future due to changes to the card specification etc. ≥ Update the firmware of the Eye-Fi card to the latest one using the software supplied with the Eye- Fi card before use.
  • Page 121: Wi-Fi

    Panasonic will not take any responsibility for any damage that arises when using this unit for any purpose other than as a wireless LAN device.
  • Page 122 ≥ When sending motion pictures or still pictures with the Wi-Fi function, do not cover the Wi-Fi transmitter with your hand. ≥ When the battery indicator is flashing red, the connection with other equipment may not start or the connection may be disrupted. ≥...
  • Page 123: What You Can Do With The Wi-Fi Function And The Preparations

    Wi-Fi [HC-V720]/[HC-V720M] What you can do with the Wi-Fi function and the preparations 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. ≥...
  • Page 124 3 Check if the smartphone is an Android (NFC-compatible), Android (non-NFC-compatible), or iOS device in advance ≥ If a message asking you to touch the NFC mark on the device is displayed when starting up the “Image App”, you can connect using NFC. When the preparation above is complete, proceed to “Connecting to a wireless access point”...
  • Page 125 (For tethering connection) Check if your smartphone is compatible with the tethering function. 2 Acquire a USTREAM ID/Password/Program on the smartphone or PC 127). 3 Acquire a “LUMIX CLUB” ID/Password. 127). 4 Configure the USTREAM broadcast settings on the “LUMIX CLUB” 127).
  • Page 126 Install the “Image App” Installing the “Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic. For Android apps For iOS apps Version 1.0 (As of December 2012) Android 2.2~Android 4.0 iOS 4.3~iOS 6.0 Installation Connect your Android Connect your iOS procedure device to a network.
  • Page 127 CLUB” Login ID/Password with this unit. 154) Use linked services with “LUMIX CLUB” To use the Live Cast, access following website. ≥ Log in to the “LUMIX CLUB” and register/set up the USTREAM on WEB service link setup. - 127 -...
  • Page 128: Connecting To Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi [HC-V720]/[HC-V720M] Connecting to Wi-Fi To use the Wi-Fi function, connect this unit to a wireless access point or smartphone via Wi-Fi. If the clock has been set for the first time, the confirmation message for the Wi-Fi settings will be displayed.
  • Page 129 Set the wireless access point to waiting for WPS. ≥ For further details, please read the operating instructions for the wireless access point. ≥ A message is displayed when the connection is complete. ≥ A message is displayed when the connection attempt fails. Touch [EXIT], and set the connection again.
  • Page 130 Enter the PIN code displayed on this unit screen into the wireless access point. ≥ For further details, please read the operating instructions for the wireless access point. Touch [NEXT]. ≥ A message is displayed when the connection is complete. ≥...
  • Page 131 ∫ When setting from the Wi-Fi setup menu Press Wi-Fi button. Touch [Wi-Fi Setup]. Touch [Wireless Settings]. Touch the part with no display of a wireless access point. ≥ For information on how to delete wireless access points or change the search order of wireless access points, please refer to [Wireless Settings] on page 151.
  • Page 132 ∫ When connecting by [Manual Setting] Touch [Manual Setting]. Touch [INPUT], then enter the SSID of the wireless access point. ≥ For details on how to enter characters, refer to page 65. ≥ When the entry is complete, touch [Enter]. Touch [NEXT], and then touch the desired Network Authentication method.
  • Page 133: Connecting To A Smartphone

    Connecting to a smartphone Check if your smartphone is compatible with WPS. ≥ Customers in the US should connect by entering an SSID and Password or scanning the QR code. j If your smartphone is compatible with WPS: Proceed to the following [Easy Connection (WPS)] j If your smartphone is not compatible with WPS: Connect by entering an SSID and Password You can also connect by scanning the QR code displayed on this unit with a smartphone.
  • Page 134 ∫ Connecting with QR code Press Wi-Fi button Touch [Wi-Fi Setup]. Touch [Direct Connection]. Touch [Change connection type]. Touch [QR code]. ≥ QR code is displayed on the screen of this unit. Start up the smartphone application “Image App”. Scan QR code displayed on this unit with a smartphone. ≥...
  • Page 135: If The Wi-Fi Connection Cannot Be Established

    If the Wi-Fi connection cannot be established Please refer to the operating instruction of the device in use for details about the setting of the wireless access point or smartphone. Problem Check points It cannot connect to the (General) ≥ Turn ON the wireless access point. wireless access point.
  • Page 136 Problem Check points The Wi-Fi connection is (Wireless Access Point Connection) ≥ Make sure the smartphone is properly connected to the not possible between this unit and a smartphone. wireless access point by checking the Wi-Fi settings of the smartphone. ≥...
  • Page 137: Recording/Playing Back With Link To Cell Operations

    Wi-Fi [HC-V720]/[HC-V720M] Recording/playing back with Link to Cell operations Using a smartphone, you can perform record/playback operations from a remote location or upload motion pictures and still pictures recorded in this unit on SNS (Social Networking Service). Image App Image App Image App A When connecting to a smartphone B When connecting to a wireless access point...
  • Page 138 ≥ This unit will be turned on if it is touched on the by a smartphone even when this unit was turned off using the LCD screen. If you touch the second smartphone when this unit has already been connected to the first one The remote operation with the first smartphone that has been connected to this unit will be cut off, and the newly touched smartphone will be connected.
  • Page 139 Using with a wireless access point connection ∫ If the device is Android (NFC-compatible) ≥ Turn on the NFC function. Using the NFC (Near Field Communication) function, you can easily transfer data necessary for a Wi-Fi connection between this unit and the smartphone. ≥...
  • Page 140 Screen display during remote operations Smartphone screen shots are example displayed in Motion Picture Recording Mode and Playback Mode. Recording screen 1 Remaining battery power of this unit 2 Zoom 3 Photoshot button 4 Menu display 5 Playback mode button 6 Recording mode button XXXXXXXXX 7 Recording start/stop button...
  • Page 141 Functions available for remote operations ∫ When Recording Mode ≥ Turning the unit off ≥ Selecting a mode ≥ Recording motion pictures/still pictures ≥ HC-V720M Selecting a media to record ≥ Using the zoom (Available in the medium or fast speed) ≥...
  • Page 142: Dlna Play

    Wi-Fi [HC-V720]/[HC-V720M] DLNA Play Connecting this unit to a DLNA-compatible device via Wi-Fi, you can play back scenes and still pictures on the device. A DLNA-compatible TV ≥ Before using, perform the preparations for using the Wi-Fi function. 124) ≥ Please read the operating instructions for the TV about connecting TV to the wireless access point.
  • Page 143: Live Cast

    Wi-Fi [HC-V720]/[HC-V720M] Live Cast You can broadcast motion pictures of this unit live by setting up a link between the “LUMIX CLUB” and USTREAM. LUMIX CLUB USTREAM XXXXXXXXX ≥ Before using, perform the preparations for using the Wi-Fi function. 124) ≥...
  • Page 144: About The Screen Indications In The Live Cast Mode

    Touch R 1h20m R 1h20m R 1h20m ≥ will disappear when no touch function is performed for a specific period of time. To display them again, touch the screen. A [EXIT] ∫ To start the live broadcast Touch R 1h20m R 1h20m R 1h20m ≥...
  • Page 145: Configuring The Live Broadcast Settings

    ≥ Recording is performed in Intelligent Auto Mode. ≥ If you close the LCD monitor face down while recording, the LCD monitor of this unit will not display. ≥ Image content may be leaked to third parties depending on the USTREAM image publication method settings.
  • Page 146 ∫ To set the image quality Touch [IMAGE QUALITY]. Touch the desired image quality. Image quality Picture size Frame rate Screen indications 5 to 15 fps [High] 1280k720 (5 to 10 fps) 5 to 20 fps [Medium] 640k360 (5 to 10 fps) 5 to 30 fps [Low] 320k176...
  • Page 147: Home Cam (Home Monitor)

    Wi-Fi [HC-V720]/[HC-V720M] Home Cam (Home Monitor) You can confirm the recording screen of this unit from outside using a smartphone. Image App XXXXXXXXX ≥ Before using, perform the preparations for using the Wi-Fi function. 125) ≥ Switch the Wi-Fi setting to off on your smartphone and use with mobile network such as 3G.
  • Page 148 ∫ If the device is Android (non-NFC-compatible) or iOS Press Wi-Fi button and touch [Home Cam]. Start up the smartphone application “Image App”. ≥ When a Wi-Fi connection guidance screen is displayed, select [NO]. ≥ Use the smartphone to start home monitor. When configuring the home monitor settings for the first time ∫...
  • Page 149: When Configuring The Home Monitor Settings Using Qr Code

    ∫ When configuring the home monitor settings using QR code Press Wi-Fi button. Touch [Home Cam]. Touch [QR code]. ≥ QR code is displayed on the screen of this unit. Start up the smartphone application “Image App”. Display the screen of a connection setup to home monitor from the menu of a smartphone.
  • Page 150: Changing The Home Monitor Settings Of This Unit

    Automatic recording You can record a motion picture on this unit as it detects a moving or non-moving object. ≥ Automatic recording will record for approximately 30 seconds. ≥ Automatic recording can record a maximum of 1 hour 15 minutes per day. Check the remaining available recording time.
  • Page 151: How To Use The [Wi-Fi Setup] Menu

    Wi-Fi [HC-V720]/[HC-V720M] How to Use the [Wi-Fi Setup] Menu Configure various settings necessary to use the Wi-Fi function. When connected to Wi-Fi, the settings cannot be changed. Press Wi-Fi button. Touch [Wi-Fi Setup]. Touch desired menu item. [Wireless Settings] You can add or delete wireless access points, or rearrange the display order of wireless access points.
  • Page 152 [Home Monitor Connect] Please refer to page 147. [ECONOMY (Wi-Fi)] [ON]/[OFF] If you set [ON], the LCD monitor turns off when remotely operating this unit with a smartphone (in Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode) so that power consumption is reduced.
  • Page 153: Device Name

    [Device Name] You can view and change this unit’s device name (SSID), which is used for operating this unit as a wireless access point. Touch [INPUT], and enter the desired device name (SSID). ≥ Input up to [20] characters are recommended. All the characters cannot be confirmed when displaying the Device names on this unit if a long Device name is used.
  • Page 154: Using The "Lumix Club

    When different Login IDs are acquired for this unit and the smartphone, change one of the Login ID and Password to the one you like to keep. Refer to the “LUMIX CLUB” site for details. Press Wi-Fi button. Touch [Wi-Fi Setup].
  • Page 155: Check Or Change The Acquired Login Id/Password

    ∫ Check or change the acquired Login ID/Password ≥ To change the “LUMIX CLUB” Password on this unit, access the “LUMIX CLUB” website from your smartphone or PC and change the “LUMIX CLUB” Password in advance. Press Wi-Fi button. Touch [Wi-Fi Setup]. Touch [LUMIX CLUB].
  • Page 156: Delete Your Login Id And Account From The "Lumix Club

    “LUMIX CLUB”. Registering multiple WEB services will send images to all services simultaneously. ≥ Check the “FAQ/Contact us” on the following site for compatible WEB services. Preparation: Make sure that you have created an account on the WEB service you want to use, and have the login information available.
  • Page 157: With A Pc

    With a PC What you can do with a PC HD Writer AE 5.0 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 5.0, the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM. Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer AE 5.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
  • Page 158: Important Notice

    ≥ 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 159: End User License Agreement

    Software will be uninterrupted or error modify the Software, except as expressly free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not provided for in this Agreement. be liable for any damage suffered by Licensee arising from or in connection with Licensee’s...
  • Page 160 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.
  • Page 161: 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 162 Free hard disk drive Ultra DMA — 100 or more space 450 MB or more (for installing the software) ≥ When writing to a DVD/Blu-ray disc/SD, more than double the amount of free space as the disc being created is necessary. Sound DirectSound Support Interface...
  • Page 163 ∫ To use the HD Writer AE 5.0 You will need a high performance PC depending on the functions to be used. It may not properly play back or properly operate depending on the environment of the PC used. Refer to the operating environment and notes.
  • Page 164: Installation

    ≥ The autoplay screen is displayed automatically. Click [Run setup.exe] # [Yes]. ≥ If 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]. Click [Next].
  • Page 165: 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. - 165 -...
  • Page 166: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    ∫ 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. ≥ When connecting this unit to a PC for the first time, make sure to connect this unit to the PC with this unit turned on.
  • Page 167: 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 AE 5.0 to 1 JPEG format still pictures (up to 999 still copy motion picture data.
  • Page 168: Starting Hd Writer Ae 5.0

    The software cannot be used with the user name for a guest account. (On the PC) Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer AE 5.0] # [HD Writer AE 5.0]. ≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the software.
  • Page 169: If Using Mac

    With a PC If using Mac ≥ HD Writer AE 5.0 is not available for Mac. ≥ iMovie’11 supported. For details about iMovie’11, please contact Apple Inc. ≥ iMovie’11 is not compatible with 1080/60p. 1080/60p scenes cannot be imported to a Mac. j For users who have , it cannot acquire the scenes recorded in 1080/ HC-V720 HC-V710...
  • Page 170: Indications

    Others Indications only HC-V720M ∫ Recording indications Motion Picture Recording Mode Still Picture Recording Mode 1h30m 1h30m 0h00m00s R 3000 R 1h20m 20.4 MEGA PRE-REC 1/100 OPEN 12:34PM 12:34PM NOV 15 2013 NOV 15 2013 Motion Picture Recording Mode Intelligent Auto Mode R 1h20m Remaining time for motion picture recording...
  • Page 171 PRE-REC Display Touch Menu PRE-REC Time Lapse Recording Backlight Compensation Tele Macro Bass Setting ( Intelligent Contrast Control Zoom Microphone Microphone Level Focus Microphone ( Stereo Microphone ( Video Light Wind Noise Canceler Smile Shot Power LCD Fade (White), Fade (Black) Color Night Rec function Image Stabilizer 41)/Optical Image...
  • Page 172: Playback Indications

    ∫ Playback indications ∫ HC-V720 HC-V720M Indication of connection to 1/;/5/ /7/8/9/:/ Wi-Fi D/E/;1/2; Display during playback 28, 78) Wi-Fi connection status (wireless access point) 128) 0h00m00s Playback Time Wi-Fi connection status (Direct No.10 Scene Number connection) 133) Repeat Playback ∫...
  • Page 173: Messages

    ≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. 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 174: 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 175: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in 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 176 Power Problem Check points ≥ The unit has automatically detected an error. Restart the unit “ERROR OCCURRED. PLEASE TURN UNIT OFF, by turning the unit off and on. ≥ The unit will be turned off in about 1 minute if the unit is not THEN TURN ON AGAIN.”...
  • Page 177 Recording Problem Check points ≥ Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording. The unit arbitrarily stops recording. ≥ The recordable time may have shortened due to the deterioration of the data writing speed or repeated recording and deletion.
  • Page 178 With other products Problem Check points ≥ Please read the operating instructions of your TV and select Although this unit is correctly connected to a the channel that matches the input used for the connection. ≥ Change the [TV ASPECT] setting to match the aspect ratio of TV, images or sounds cannot be seen.
  • Page 179 With a PC Problem Check points ≥ After re-inserting the SD card into the unit, reconnect the When connected by the USB cable, this unit is not supplied USB cable. ≥ Select another USB terminal on the PC. detected by the PC. ≥...
  • Page 180 “LUMIX CLUB” login ID and registered wireless access points will be deleted. ≥ Check the information in the login screen of “LUMIX CLUB”. I have forgotten the login ID or password for the “LUMIX CLUB”. Others Problem Check points ≥...
  • Page 181 ∫ If AVCHD scenes do not change smoothly when played back on another device The images may be still for several seconds at the joins between the scenes if the following operations are performed when multiple scenes have been continuously played back using another unit.
  • Page 182: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for use When you use the unit in a sandy or dusty About this unit place such as a beach, do not let sand or fine dust get into the body and terminals of the unit. The unit and the SD card become warm Also, keep the unit away from sea water.
  • Page 183: About The Battery

    ≥ To store the battery for a long period of time, we recommend you charge it once every year memory carefully. Panasonic will not be held responsible in the unlikely case that private and store it again after you have completely data is divulged.
  • Page 184: About The Ac Adaptor

    If you drop the battery accidentally, check to About status indicator during see if the terminals are damaged. charging ≥ Inserting a battery with damaged terminals can damage the unit. When the status indicator is flashing at a Do not throw an old battery into fire. particularly fast or slow rate, the following ≥...
  • Page 185 About 3D About the SD card About 3D viewing When disposing of or giving away the SD card, note that: Anyone who is hypersensitive to light, ≥ Formatting and deletion of data on this unit or suffers from heart disease or is otherwise computer only changes the file management unwell should avoid viewing 3D image.
  • Page 186: Lcd Monitor

    The accident, breakage, repair or other handling. normal brightness will be restored when the It should be noted before use that Panasonic unit’s internal temperature rises. does not accept any responsibility for direct...
  • Page 187: About Copyright

    LLC in the United States and other countries. the manufacturers who developed the system ™ ≥ VIERA Link is a trademark of Panasonic or product concerned. Corporation. This product is licensed under the AVC patent ™...
  • Page 188 PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Please refer to the detailed terms and conditions thereof shown in the attached Application Software CD-ROM. At least three (3) years from delivery of this product, Panasonic will give to any third party who contacts us at the contact information provided below, for a charge no more than our cost of physically performing source code distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code covered under GPL V2.0 or LGPL V2.1, as well as the respective...
  • Page 189: 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. [1080/60i] Recording mode [1080/60p] [PH] [HA] [HG] [HE] Picture size/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ Frame rate...
  • Page 190: 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. 20.4 Picture size 6016k3384 4096k2304 1920k1080 Aspect ratio 16:9 4 GB 3200 SD card 16 GB 1300 2700...
  • Page 191: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Attaching the Conversion Lens/ Attaching the supplied shoe Filter Kit adaptor Attach the Wide Conversion Lens You can attach a variety of optional (VW-W4907H: optional) ND filter or MC accessories to the shoe adaptor. For protector of the Filter Kit (VW-LF46N: optional) information on how to attach and use those in front of the lens.
  • Page 192 Panasonic Corporation Web site:

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