Panasonic AG-AC90 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    This product is eligible for the AVCCAM 3 Year Warranty Repair Program. For details, see page 10. Vol.1 Please read first This document explains basic operations of the unit. For more detailed explanation, please refer to “Operating Instructions Vol.2” (PDF file) which is recorded in the enclosed CD-ROM.

  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage, ≥ Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing. ≥ Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on this unit. ≥...

  • Page 3

    AG-AC90PJ Trade Name: Panasonic Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support contact: 1-800-524-1448 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: Battery Charger

    AC adaptor This AC adaptor operates on AC between 110 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

    ∫ Concerning the battery Batteries Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack) ≥ Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack. ≥ Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified unit. ≥ Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals. ≥...

  • Page 6

    ∫ Product identification marking Product Location Memory Card Camera-Recorder Bottom Battery charger Bottom 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. <For USA-California only>...

  • Page 7: 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. 10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, Keep these instructions.

  • Page 8

    Brazil Only Brasil Apenas <Manuseio de baterias usadas> Cobrir os terminais positivo (_) e negativo (`) com uma fita isolante adesiva, antes de depositar numa caixa destinada para o recolhimento. O contato entre partes metálicas pode causar vazamentos, gerar calor, romper a blindagem e produzir fogo. Não desmonte, não remova o invólucro, nem amasse a bateria.

  • Page 9: Cautions For Use, Recording Motion Pictures

    ≥ Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures content may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields Panasonic does not accept any responsibility created by speakers or large motors. for damages directly or indirectly due to any ≥ Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by...

  • Page 10: This Unit

    Details about user registration and the extended warranty: Please note, this is a site that is not maintained by Panasonic Canada Inc. The Panasonic Canada Inc. privacy policy does not apply and is not applicable in relation to any information submitted.

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Contents ∫ How to open the Operating Instructions PDF file When you insert the CD-ROM and open the [INDEX.pdf] in the CD-ROM, the Operating Instructions list will be displayed. Click the document name of the Operating Instructions you would like to open. ≥...

  • Page 12: Accessories

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Shoulder strap Battery pack Battery charger Microphone holder INPUT terminal cap AC adaptor (2 caps) Microphone holder adaptor AC cable (AG-AC90P/PJ) for AC adaptor Microphone holder for Battery charger...

  • Page 13: Optional Accessories

    Optional accessories Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries. (AG-AC90P/PJ) XLR microphone (AG-MC200G) ∫ Attaching the wide conversion HDMI cable (RP-CHES15) lens/filter kit SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Attach the wide conversion lens (Refer to page 23) (VW-W4907H; optional), ND filter or MC (AG-AC90P/PJ) protector of the Filter kit (VW-LF49N;...

  • Page 14: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Preparation Names and Functions of Main Parts Shoulder strap fixture (l 17) 15 Camera remote jack [CAM REMOTE] Handle [CAM REMOTE] (3.5 mm (0.14 q) mini jack) Sub zoom lever (l 31) It is possible to adjust the focus or iris ≥...

  • Page 15

    19 20 28 29 30 31 32 33 39 40 37 Optical image stabilizer button [O.I.S.] 19 Wireless remote control sensor 38 White balance button [W.B.] (l 32) 20 Internal microphones 39 Zebra button [ZEBRA] 21 Recording lamp 40 Color Bar Screen button [BARS] 22 Speaker 41 Menu button [MENU] (l 28) 23 Lens (l 18)

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    55 56 59 60 62 AV multi connector [AV MULTI] (l 36) 45 LCD monitor extract part [PULL] (l 25) ≥ Use the AV multi cable (only the supplied 46 LCD monitor (Touch screen) (l 26) cable). 47 Shoulder strap fixture (l 17) 63 USB terminal [USB 2.0] 48 Eye cup attachment part (l 17) 49 Eye cup (l 17)

  • Page 17: Attaching The Eye Cup, Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    ∫ Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits your hand. 1, 2 Flip the belt cover and the belt. Adjust the length. 4, 5 Replace the belt. ∫ Attaching the eye cup Attach by aligning the notch of the eye cup attachment part with the protrusion at the inside of the eye cup.

  • Page 18: Attaching The Lens Cap

    ∫ Attaching the lens cap Protect the lens surface with the lens cap while the unit is not used. Attach or remove it by pinching on it. VQT4M90...

  • Page 19: Power Supply, Charging The Battery

    Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used. Charging the battery When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged.

  • Page 20: Inserting/removing The Battery

    ≥ Use the AC cable (K2CA2CA00025; supplied) dedicated for the battery charger. Insert the battery into the battery charger by aligning the arrows. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 13, 19). ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.

  • Page 21: Charging And Recording Time

    Charging and recording time ∫ Charging/Recording time ≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH ≥ When using the viewfinder (times in parentheses are when using the LCD monitor) Battery model number Maximum Actual Charging Recording [Voltage/Capacity continuously recordable time format (minimum)] recordable time time...

  • Page 22: Connecting To The Ac Outlet

    Connecting to the AC outlet The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always “live” as long as the AC adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet. Important: ≥ Use the supplied AC adaptor. Do not use the AC adaptor of another device. ≥...

  • Page 23: Preparation Of Sd Cards, This Unit, Inserting/removing An Sd Card

    Inserting/removing an SD card When using a non Panasonic SD card for the first time, or one which was previously used on another equipment, it is necessary to format the SD card. (l 29) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted.

  • Page 24: Turning The Unit On/off, Selecting A Mode

    Preparation Turning the unit on/off Set the power switch to ON while pressing the lock release button B to turn on the unit. To turn off the unit Set the power switch to OFF while pressing the lock release button. The status indicator goes off.

  • Page 25: Using The Lcd Monitor/viewfinder, Using The Lcd Monitor

    Preparation Using the LCD monitor/Viewfinder The viewfinder is turned off and the LCD monitor is turned on when the LCD monitor is extracted. The viewfinder is turned on when the LCD monitor is retracted. Using the LCD monitor Extract the LCD monitor in the direction as indicated in the figure.

  • Page 26: How To Use The Touch Screen, Viewfinder Adjustment

    How to use the touch screen You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger. ∫ Touch Touch and release the touch screen to select icon or picture. ≥ Touch the center of the icon. ≥...

  • Page 27: Setting Date And Time

    Preparation Setting date and time When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will appear. Select [YES] and perform steps 2 to 3 below to set the date and time. Select the menu.

  • Page 28: Using The Menu Screen

    Preparation Using the menu screen MENU MENU Press the MENU button Touch the top menu A. Touch the submenu B. ≥ Next (Previous) page can be displayed by touching Touch the desired item to enter the setting. Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu setting. VQT4M90...

  • Page 29: Formatting Cards, Language Selection, Selecting A Media To Record

    Formatting cards If you use the SD cards for the first time for recording with this unit, format the cards. Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, disc etc. ≥...

  • Page 30: Recording Motion Pictures, Recording Still Pictures

    Recording Recording motion pictures Change the mode to ≥ Extract the LCD monitor. Press the recording start/stop button C to start recording. ≥ Recording will stop when you press the recording start/stop button again. A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥. B Mode switch Recording Recording still pictures...

  • Page 31: Using The Zoom, Intelligent Auto Mode/manual Mode

    Recording Using the zoom It can be zoomed up to 12k. ≥ It can zoom up to 25k when the [i.Zoom] is set to [ON]. ≥ Zoom magnification can be checked in the screen display of Z00 to Z99.The value gets larger when zoomed in, and the value gets smaller when zoomed out.

  • Page 32: Manual Recording, Focus, White Balance, Iris Adjustment

    Recording Manual Recording A IRIS A/M button B FOCUS A/M/¶ button C W.B. button FOCUS A/M/ D Focus ring E Iris ring W.B. Focus Perform focus adjustments using the focus ring. If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus.

  • Page 33: Manual Shutter Speed, User Button, Setting The User Button

    Manual shutter speed Adjust the shutter speed when recording fast-moving subjects. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 31) Touch the LCD monitor to display the operation icons and touch SHTR Touch to adjust settings. ≥ When [AUTO] is touched, the shutter speed is set automatically. ≥...

  • Page 34: Using The User Button, Functions Of The User Button

    Using the USER button To use the set USER button, press USER1 to USER3 button or touch the USER4 to USER7 button icon displayed when you touch the LCD monitor. (When you use the USER1 to USER3) (When you use the USER4 to USER7) SCN1 SCN2 SCN3 SCN4 SCN5 SCN6 USER4 ATW.L...

  • Page 35: Motion Picture/still Picture Playback

    Playback Motion picture/Still picture playback Change the mode to Touch the play mode select icon A. Select the [MEDIA] and [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back. ≥ Touch [ENTER]. Touch the scene or the still picture to be played back. ≥...

  • Page 36: Watching Video Pictures On Your Tv

    ≥ Please use “High Speed HDMI Cables” that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). Cables not conforming to the HDMI standard will not work. Panasonic HDMI cable is recommended. Part No.: RP-CHES15 (1.5 m) (4.9 feet) ≥ Do not use any other AV multi cables except the supplied one.

  • Page 37: Specification

    Others Specification Memory Card Camera-Recorder Information for your safety Power source: DC 12 V (When using AC adaptor) DC 7.2 V (When using battery) Power consumption: 12.9 W Lens: Recording format: Auto Iris optical zoom (Full range AF) AVCHD format version 2.0 compliant F value (focal length) (AVCHD Progressive) F1.5 to F2.8 (Focal length;...

  • Page 38

    AC adaptor AV multi connector video output level: Information for your safety Component video output level; 1.0 Vp-p, 75 h Power source: AC 110 V to 240 V, Pb; 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h 50/60 Hz Pr; 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h Power AV video output level;...

  • Page 39: About Copyright

    ≥ “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the ≥ Separate license contracts must be obtained “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of from MPEG LA where SD Memory Cards Panasonic Corporation and Sony containing information recorded with this Corporation. product are to be distributed to end users for ≥...

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