Panasonic HX-A100D Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual Wearable Camera HX-A100 Model No. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. Register online at (U.S. customers only) VQT4X94...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Live broadcasting ........37 Preparation Setting for Live broadcasting ....37 Performing a live broadcast ....40 Connecting to devices on the network (Important) About the Waterproof/ (Connecting in Access Point mode)...41 Dustproof............3 1 Connecting this unit to an access Read this first ..........
  • Page 3: (Important) About The Waterproof/Dustproof

    If an impact to this unit occurs, it should be inspected (subject to a fee) by a Panasonic’s Service Centre to verify that the waterproofing is still effective. ≥ The waterproof performance may be degraded due to the strong water pressure when this unit is used deeper than 1.5 m (5 feet) underwater.
  • Page 4: Check Before Using Underwater

    The fog will disappear naturally in about 2 hours with the side cover open when the temperature of this unit gets close to the ambient temperature. ≥ Contact Panasonic’s Service Centre if the fogging does not disappear. Check before using underwater Do not open or close the side cover in places with sand and dust, close to water, or with wet hands.
  • Page 5: Using This Unit Underwater

    Using this unit underwater ≥ Use this unit underwater at a depth of down to 1.5 m (5 feet) with the water temperature between 0 oC and 35 oC (32 oF and 95 oF). ≥ Do not use this unit at a depth of over 1.5 m (5 feet). ≥...
  • Page 6: Read This First

    Use it at your own risk. ∫ Indemnity about recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content, and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly.
  • Page 7: What You Can Do With This Unit

    What you can do with this unit You can enjoy a variety of functions by connecting this unit to a smartphone or an access point. DLNA-compatible devices Playback on DLNA-compatible devices You can play back the contents stored in this unit on the DLNA-compatible devices.
  • Page 8: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Names and Functions of Main Parts Main unit Camera unit Power lamp 12, 15) To release the Hold function: Access lamp Press and hold the button for approx. ® Wi-Fi /WPS button [ 17, 35, 40, 2 seconds when the Hold function is 41, 53) activated.
  • Page 9: Wearing This Unit

    Wearing this unit Wear the main unit and camera unit. ≥ If you have felt discomfort after a long period of use, stop the use or loosen the tight fit by slightly Camera unit loosening the adjuster, etc. ≥ For the direction of the camera, check the actual image on the Live view screen.
  • Page 10 Attaching the camera unit to the earhook to wear Insert the camera unit until it Loosen the camera/main unit connection cable B to the clicks into place. shape of an ear, and fit it in the holder C. ≥ Insert so that the projecting part A of the camera will face up.
  • Page 11: Power Supply

    Power supply 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. ≥ This unit has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Do not remove except when disposing of this unit.
  • Page 12: Charging And Recording Time

    ≥ For information about charging with a mobile USB charger or an AC adaptor, check the support site. (This site is English only.) The power plug is the disconnecting device. Install this unit so that the power plug can be unplugged from the socket outlet immediately.
  • Page 13: Recording To A Card

    24). If you use microSD cards conforming to Class 4 or less of that, the recording may stop suddenly. ≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below. (This website is in English only.) ≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
  • Page 14: Inserting/Removing A Microsd Card

    ≥ Close the side cover and slide it upward and then lock it. ≥ Securely close it until it clicks. When using a microSD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the microSD card.
  • Page 15: Turning This Unit On/Off

    Turning this unit on/off Press the power button to turn on this unit. The power lamp is turned on. To turn off this unit Hold down the power button until the power lamp goes off. Proceed to “Connecting directly with a smartphone”...
  • Page 16: Wi-Fi ® Function

    Panasonic will not take any responsibility for any damage that arises when using the camera for any purpose other than as a wireless LAN device.
  • Page 17: Connecting Directly With A Smartphone

    Connecting directly with a smartphone Installing Image App The Image App is an application for the smartphone provided by Panasonic. Required Operating Systems for Image App The following Operating Systems of the smartphone are supported. Android device: Android 2.2 to Android 4.2 iOS device: iOS 4.3 to iOS 6.0...
  • Page 18: Starting Image App

    Selecting SSID of this unit to connect with a smartphone Select this unit's SSID (Wireless network name) on a smartphone and enter password to connect with the smartphone. ≥ Change the default SSID and password after completing the first setting. Press the Wi-Fi/WPS button continuously to change the Wi-Fi mode lamp to [ ≥...
  • Page 19: Setting Up With Setup Wizard

    ≥ The settings can also be made from the Image App menu. ≥ You can perform a live broadcast by setting the following. j Make the live broadcast settings. For compatible access points, see the following support site. (This Site is English only.) - 19 -...
  • Page 20: Setting Date And Time

    ∫ If the connection between this unit and the smartphone has been interrupted The connection between this unit and the smartphone may be interrupted temporarily depending on radio wave conditions. An attempt to reconnect is made automatically when radio wave interference, etc. is eliminated. Please note the following.
  • Page 21: Using The Setup Menu

    Using the Setup Menu For settings on the Setup menu, tap [Camera setup] respective items on the Image App screen. Alert Sound Starting and stopping of recording, unit on/off and occurring errors can be confirmed with this sound. (High/Small/OFF) Economy When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit automatically turns off to save the battery life.
  • Page 22: Recording

    Basic Recording Record motion pictures or still pictures using the smartphone as a remote control. ≥ For details, refer to the help of the Image App. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App. 1080/30p Angle of view Live view Select Standard or Wide Displays an image from the...
  • Page 23 ∫ Checks before recording If you intend to record only with this unit by turning off the Wi-Fi mode, we recommend you make a test recording to check the settings such as the field of view mode, [Image stabilization] and [White balance] before recording.
  • Page 24: Using The Recording Menu

    Using the Recording menu [Record Setup] respective items on the Image App screen. ≥ For more information, refer to the help of the Image App. Normal shooting mode This sets the recording mode. The greater the number is, the higher the image quality is. However, the file size also becomes greater.
  • Page 25: Self Timer

    Interval rec mode This is for recording still pictures at a set interval. (60 Seconds/30 Seconds/10 Seconds/5 Seconds/ 3 Seconds/OFF) ≥ If you tap the still picture recording icon, intermittent recording starts. (Tap it again to stop recording.) ≥ You can also start/stop intermittent recording by pressing the photoshot button on this unit. ≥...
  • Page 26: White Balance

    White balance When the color tone does not look natural due to a light source, etc., tap [Preset], and select the mode. ≥ When recording under mercury vapor lamps, sodium lamps, spotlights in a theater, etc. or when recording a sunset/sunrise, etc., fill the entire screen with the white subject, and tap [Custom] # [Set] to set.
  • Page 27: Playback

    Playback Motion pictures or still pictures stored in this unit are played back with the smartphone. ≥ For more information, refer to the help of the Image App. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App. ≥ Thumbnails of motion picture or still picture stored in this unit are displayed. ∫...
  • Page 28: Using The Playback Menu

    Using the Playback menu Playback settings # [Playback settings] # respective items on the Image App screen. ≥ For more information, refer to the help of the Image App. ≥ Please refer to page for "Picture Share" settings. Size:Copy from camera If “Medium”...
  • Page 29: Camera Function

    Camera function # items in [Camera function] on the Image App screen. ≥ For more information, refer to the help of the Image App. ≥ For “Play on TV”, refer to “Playing back on a DLNA-compatible TV” 43). SCENE PROTECT Motion/still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake.
  • Page 30: Required Settings For Sending Data, Etc

    ≥ “"Picture Share" settings” ≥ “Registering “LUMIX CLUB”” ≥ “Registering WEB services” Live broadcasting ≥ “Live broadcast settings (synchronizing with this unit)” Refer to the “LUMIX CLUB” site for details. To use the Live broadcast, access following website. - 30 -...
  • Page 31: Lumix Club" Settings

    Close (or hide) the Image App, turn on the Wi-Fi setting, and connect this unit and smartphone. Registering WEB services Check the following site for supported WEB services. When this unit and a smartphone are connected directly 17), turn off the Wi-Fi setting of the smartphone to make the internet connection available.
  • Page 32: Picture Share" Settings

    Close (or hide) the Image App, turn on the Wi-Fi setting, and connect this unit and smartphone Live broadcast settings (synchronizing with this unit) When you perform a live broadcast with USTREAM, you are required to synchronize the “LUMIX CLUB” settings with this unit. # [Playback settings] # [LUMIX CLUB settings] # [Manage login ID] and tap [Register the same LUMIX CLUB login ID as the camera].
  • Page 33: Data Uploading

    Data uploading Uploads motion/still pictures stored on this unit to WEB services. “LUMIX CLUB” settings, etc. are required for uploading. 31) Refer to “Required settings for sending data, etc.” 30). ≥ For more information, refer to the help of the Image App. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App.
  • Page 34 ≥ If 3G or other mobile connections are used for uploading motion pictures or still pictures, high data charges may be incurred depending on the content of your data plan. Uploading on WEB services can also be done with an access point connection. - 34 -...
  • Page 35: Setting The Connection Destination For Live Broadcasting (Connecting In Live Broadcast Mode)

    Advanced Setting the connection destination for Live broadcasting (Connecting in Live broadcast mode) This is the connection method for Live broadcasting using the “LUMIX CLUB” and “USTREAM” services. ≥ Check if the wireless access point is compatible with IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, or IEEE802.11n.
  • Page 36 Entering SSID to connect to an access point Enter SSID (Wireless network name) and password of your access point to connect this unit to the access point. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone. Check the SSID and password of your access point. ≥...
  • Page 37: Live Broadcasting

    Live broadcasting Using the “LUMIX CLUB” and “USTREAM” services, you can broadcast live motion pictures. (Live broadcasting) ≥ For the connection, refer to “Setting the connection destination for Live broadcasting (Connecting in Live broadcast mode)” 35). Via “LUMIX CLUB” * Only the smartphone compatible with tethering is available. Setting for Live broadcasting Make the settings for performing a live broadcast on this unit.
  • Page 38 Settings on this unit Set the line quality, etc. for when in Live broadcast mode. (Direct connection to the smartphone is required for the settings. 17)) # [Camera Wi-Fi settings] # [Live mode settings], and make From the Image App, tap the settings.
  • Page 39 ∫ About Line quality for Live broadcasting Set the Line Quality from the following. When [AUTO] is set, the line quality is checked and is automatically set to one of the options. (When broadcasting motion pictures or sound are interrupted or the line is disconnected, set the line quality according to your communication environment.) Recommended Motion pictures...
  • Page 40: Performing A Live Broadcast

    Performing a live broadcast Press the Wi-Fi/WPS button continuously to change the Wi-Fi mode lamp to [ ≥ Wi-Fi mode lamp [ ] will turn on when the connection is completed. ≥ A live broadcast starts. ≥ If [E-mail Setup] is enabled, a broadcast notification e-mail is sent to the addresses that have been set.
  • Page 41: Connecting To Devices On The Network (Connecting In Access Point Mode)

    Connecting to devices on the network (Connecting in Access Point mode) The following connections are for controlling this unit from a smartphone via an access point (wireless router, etc.) or for playing back motion pictures in this unit on a DLNA-compatible TV. (The connections of both 1 and 2 are required) ≥...
  • Page 42: Connecting This Unit And A Device On The Network

    Entering SSID to connect to an access point Enter SSID (Wireless network name) and password of your access point to connect this unit to the access point. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone. Check the SSID and password of your access point. ≥...
  • Page 43: Playing Back On A Dlna-Compatible Tv

    (To control this unit from a smartphone, you need to connect both the DLNA device and the smartphone to the same network.) ≥ For compatible devices, see the following support site. (This Site is English only.) Controlling from a DLNA-compatible device Select this unit (SSID) 18) by the TV side.
  • Page 44: About Network Information Of This Unit

    About network information of this unit # [Camera Wi-Fi settings] # [Camera SSID settings] from the For the network for this unit, tap Image App to make changes, etc. The following settings can be made. j Changing the SSID/Changing the network password j Displaying the MAC address information (MAC address refers to a unique ID number assigned to devices that are capable of connecting to the network.
  • Page 45: What You Can Do With A Pc

    With a PC What you can do with a PC If you connect this unit to a PC while this unit is turned off, charging of this unit starts. If you connect this unit to a PC while this unit is turned on, this unit is recognized as a card reader, so you can access the microSD card in this unit from the PC.
  • Page 46: Copying Motion/Still Pictures On Pc

    Drag and drop the still pictures onto the destination folder (on the PC’s HDD). ∫ To disconnect USB cable safely Select the icon in task tray displayed on the PC, and then click [Eject Panasonic Wearable Camera]. ≥ Depending on your PC’s settings, this icon may not be displayed.
  • Page 47: About The Pc Display

    About the PC display The folder structure of a microSD card on which this unit has performed recording is as follows. Example folder structure of a microSD card: ≥ Folder numbers range from 100 to 999. CAM_SD Four or five alphabetic characters after a three-digit number indicate the file type.
  • Page 48: Using The Hd Writer We 1.0 (Windows Only)

    Using the HD Writer WE 1.0 (Windows only) The feature of HD Writer WE 1.0 You can copy the motion/still picture files to the HDD of PCs or microSD cards using HD Writer WE 1.0, the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM. What can be done with the HD Writer WE 1.0 Data type Copying data to a PC...
  • Page 49: End User License Agreement

    Agreement (“Agreement”) on condition that you of the Software will be uninterrupted or error agree to the terms and conditions of this free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not be liable for any damage suffered by Licensee Agreement.
  • Page 50: Operating Environment For Hd Writer We 1.0

    Operating environment for HD Writer WE 1.0 When using HD Writer WE 1.0, the following PC environment is required. ≥ 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.) IBM PC/AT compatible PC Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit)
  • Page 51: 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 52: Starting Hd Writer We 1.0

    The software cannot be used with the user name for a guest account. (On the PC) Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer WE 1.0] # [HD Writer WE 1.0]. ≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the software.
  • Page 53: Initializing This Unit

    Others Initializing this unit Initializing the network settings This returns the following network-related settings to the default states. ≥ An SSID/password for this unit set after the purchase ([Camera Wi-Fi settings] # [Camera SSID settings] in the Image App) ≥ An SSID/password for the access point you use in Live broadcast mode ([Camera Wi-Fi settings] # [Live mode settings] # [Set connect.
  • Page 54: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem Check points ≥ This is due to condensation. It is not a malfunction. Please refer The lens fogs up. to page 4. ≥ Charge the battery again to ensure it is sufficiently charged. This unit cannot be turned ≥...
  • Page 55 Problem Check points ≥ If the Recording Mode is set to [1920k1080/60p], mosaic-like Mosaic-like noise appears and movement noise may appear on the screen, and movement may not seem is jagged when viewing smooth. the live view screen. ≥ Recording in [Slow motion mode] A motion picture file is 24) will create a motion picture created that is longer...
  • Page 56 ≥ Check the information in the login screen of “LUMIX CLUB”. I have forgotten the Login ID or Password for the “LUMIX CLUB”. ≥ Live broadcasting cannot be performed if the date and time of the Live broadcasting does not work even if live smartphone that is synchronized with this unit is not set correctly.
  • Page 57 Alert Sound If this unit is not operating correctly, take note of the alert sound to resolve any problems. “2 Beeps” sound 4 times ≥ If the power is ON, the time of this unit has not been set. Set the date and time. ≥...
  • Page 58: Cautions For Use

    Cautions for use Cleaning About this unit ≥ Before cleaning, pull the USB cable from the PC, and then wipe this unit with a soft, dry cloth. This unit and the microSD card become ≥ If this unit is very dirty, dip a cloth in water and warm during use.
  • Page 59: About The Battery

    About firmware updates accident, breakage, repair or other handling. It should be noted before use that Panasonic To update the firmware of this unit, copy the does not accept any responsibility for direct firmware update file to the microSD card and...
  • Page 60: Recordable Time/Number Of Recordable Pictures

    Recordable time/Number of recordable pictures microSD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. Recording modes/approximate recordable time ≥ The default setting is [1920k1080/30p] Mode. ≥ The stated times are the approximate recordable times for continuous recording. ≥ The recordable time may be reduced if recording with a lot of action is recorded or recording of short scene is repeated.
  • Page 61: Requests When Disposing Of This Unit

    Requests when disposing of this unit When disposing of your used products, remove the battery built into this unit after initializing the network settings 53), and please cooperate in recycling of the battery. Please refer to page about how to remove the battery. ≥...
  • Page 62 ≥ Disassemble after the battery runs out. Remove the connector F of the ≥ If it cannot be removed smoothly, contact camera unit, and lift up the circuit Panasonic’s Service Center. board. ≥ Keep disassembled parts out of reach of children.
  • Page 63: About Copyright

    About copyright ∫ Carefully observe copyright This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and laws non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) Whatever you have recorded and created encode video in compliance with the AVC can be used for your personal entertainment Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC only.
  • Page 64 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...
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