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This product is eligible for the AVCCAM
3 Year Warranty Repair Program. For
details, see page 5 of Vol.1.
2
Volume
Note that Operation Instructions Vol.2 describes advanced
operations of the Memory Card Camera-Recorder.
For instructions on basic operations of the Memory Card
Camera-Recorder, refer to Operating Instructions Vol.1 (printed
documents) contained in the supplied CD-ROM.
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for
future use.
M0710TU1080 -PS
Operating Instructions
Memory Card Camera-Recorder
AG-HMC80P
Model No.
Vol.2
ENGLISH
VQT2Y43A (E)

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  • Page 1 This product is eligible for the AVCCAM 3 Year Warranty Repair Program. For Operating Instructions Vol.2 details, see page 5 of Vol.1. Memory Card Camera-Recorder AG-HMC80P Model No. Volume Note that Operation Instructions Vol.2 describes advanced operations of the Memory Card Camera-Recorder. For instructions on basic operations of the Memory Card Camera-Recorder, refer to Operating Instructions Vol.1 (printed documents) contained in the supplied CD-ROM.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Volume 1 Read this first! Basic Operations Turn on/off the camera/Tally lamp/Using the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cursor button/Using the viewfinder/Setting the calendar/Basic shooting operations/Using the Operating precautions zoom function/Using the setup menus/Setup menu structure Precaution for use Specifications Outline Accessories/Optional accessories/Description of parts Preparation...
  • Page 3 During photo playback ........37 Shot mark function .......... 6 Thumbnail operations ........38 Interval recording ..........6 Selecting the thumbnail display method ..38 Time stamp function ........6 Format card and card information ....39 LAST CLIP function ......... 63 Playing back clips ........
  • Page 4 Contents (continued) Dubbing ............90 Digital input/output ........... 90 Chapter 3: Screen displays and setting menus Screen displays ..........91 Regular displays ..........91 Main warning displays ........96 Setting the DISPLAY items ......99 Setup menu list ........... 101 SCENE FILE screen ........
  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Operations In Avchd Mode

    Chapter 1: Operations in AVCHD mode Shooting in manual mode Set the shooting mode to AVCHD. When switching from auto mode to manual • Select AVCHD with the MODE switch, and then mode: turn on the camera. • Iris and focus are set to AUTO. Set the unit to manual mode when manually You can switch them to manual mode by adjusting the focus, shutter speed, iris, gain and...
  • Page 6: Using Focus Assist

    Shooting in manual mode (continued) Using focus assist Setting the aperture and gain Pressing the FOCUS ASSIST button enlarges the center of the viewfinder, or displays a bar at the bottom center of the screen. These displays make aligning the focus easier and are particularly useful in manual focus mode.
  • Page 7: Adjusting The White Balance And Black Balance

    • As you shrink the aperture to a near closed state, resolution will decrease due to light diffraction. You can prevent this by adjusting the shutter speed and increasing the aperture size. Adjusting the white balance and black balance When white balance adjustments are performed, black balance adjustments are performed at the same time.
  • Page 8: Using Presets

    Shooting in manual mode (continued) Auto Tracking White (ATW) Press and hold the WHITE BAL button. • Adjustment takes a few seconds. Using the ATW function enables the recording (The following messages appear on the environment to be automatically analyzed and an screen.) optimum white balance to be constantly maintained Message during adjustment...
  • Page 9: Shooting In Progressive Mode

    Shooting in progressive mode Selecting either 1080/30P or 1080/4P for the REC FORMAT option in the setting menu RECORD SETUP screen (Page 103) enables shooting in progressive mode. In 70 mode, the camera always shoots in progressive mode. 30P mode (with 1080 mode): Shoot 30 frames a second in the progressive mode.
  • Page 10: Shooting Techniques For Different Targets

    Shooting techniques for different targets Self-portrait shooting Zebra pattern Self-portrait shooting is possible if the viewfinder is Pressing the ZEBRA button in CAMERA or PHOTO rotated 180° towards the lens. mode displays zebra patterns and markers on the You can make them appear better by reversing viewfinder, allowing you to check the brightness of left and right.
  • Page 11: Marker

    Marker PRE REC If you press the ZEBRA button while zebra patterns Record video and audio from three seconds before are displayed, a marker appears near the center the time of the operation to begin recording. of the display (if you have set the setup menu, Operation to start Operation to stop SW&DISP SETUP, MARKER to ON).
  • Page 12: Adding Effects To Images

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) Backlight compensation MODE Press the USER button you have allocated to the BACKLIGHT feature when shooting subjects lit CAMERA SPEED SEL SHUTTER from the back. PHOTO AVCHD BARS ZEBRA SP / MODE CHK BACK LIGHT appears on the screen, and appears at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Page 13: Shot Mark Function

    Shot mark function • Do not remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor during interval recording. Doing so The marks attached to the thumbnails of clips may damage recorded image data or result in are called shot marks. On the thumbnail screen data loss.
  • Page 14: Last Clip Function

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) LAST CLIP function The most recently recorded clip can be deleted at the touch of a button by allocating the LAST CLIP function to any of the USER 1 - 3 buttons. Press the USER button allocated for the LAST CLIP function to display YES/NO on the screen.
  • Page 15: Adjusting The Shutter Speed

    Adjusting the shutter speed • With artificial lighting and especially fluorescent Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch to MANUAL lights and mercury-vapor lamps, the luminance to select manual mode. (Page 5) changes in synchronization with the power line frequency. When this frequency is 50 Hz, mutual Press the SHUTTER button.
  • Page 16 Adjusting the shutter speed (continued) CAMERA mode: With the 1080/60i or 720/60P formats OFF (1/60) SYNCRO SCAN 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120 1/100 With the 1080/30P or 720/30P formats OFF (1/50) SYNCRO SCAN 1/15 1/30 1/50 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250...
  • Page 17: Synchro Scan

    Synchro scan Adjust the shutter speed to match the frequency of the television or computer monitor to minimize the horizontal noise that appears when shooting such subjects. • If SYNC is displayed in grey, it cannot be used with the current recording format. This function will only operate for preset values for each recording format.
  • Page 18: Selecting Audio Input

    Selecting audio input The camera will record two-channel audio. Select from the built-in microphone, an external microphone, or any microphones or audio devices connected to the XLR CH1/CH terminal to record audio on the respective channels. Setting/State Recording Channel AUDIO IN AUDIO IN External microphone CH1 switch...
  • Page 19: Using The External Microphone Or Audio Devices Connected To The Xlr Input Terminal

    • The battery will discharge faster when a Using the external microphone or audio phantom microphone is used. devices connected to the XLR input terminal • When connecting a device that does not support the + 48 V power supply, set the Adjust the input level for the internal or external MIC + 48 V ON/OFF switch to OFF.
  • Page 20: Adjusting The Audio Recording Level

    Adjusting the audio recording level The recording level of audio signals during • If the indicated audio level meter is red, and recording can be adjusted. then the audio has reached an excessive level with reference to the standard input level. Adjust the recording level with the AUDIO LEVEL knob.
  • Page 21: Using Scene Files

    Using scene files You can store various scene file setting items for • Simply changing the scene file in FILE different shooting conditions within a scene file. SELECT will not change the settings. Be sure Different scene files can be saved separately for to perform LOAD with LOAD/SAVE/INIT.
  • Page 22 Using scene files (continued) Initializing scene files You can return current setting values to their factory default settings. Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 30 of Vol.1) • The CAMERA lamp lights red. Press the MENU button. Select SCENE1 or SCENE2 for the FILE SELECT item in the setting menu SCENE FILE screen, and then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 23: Initializing Scene Files

    Clip metadata You can add the name of the videographer, If there is no information in the metadata upload shooting location, text memos and other file, consecutive five-digit numbers will be information to the video data you have recorded on applied to the clips in the order that they were the SD Memory Card.
  • Page 24: Selecting The User Clip Name Recording Method

    Clip metadata (continued) META INITIAL SET: Press the up or down button of the cursor Select this to initialize the metadata which button to switch pages, select META CARD has been recorded in the unit. READ, and press the ENTER button. Select YES and press the ENTER button to initialize.
  • Page 25: Using The Counter

    Using the Counter Counter display You can display a counter that indicates how much time has elapsed during shooting or playback. Press the COUNTER button. Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows. (Page 9) 0 : 00. 00 (CAMERA mode only) Counter value CLIP 0 : 00 .
  • Page 26: Charging The Built-In Battery/Setting The Time Code

    Charging the built-in battery/Setting the time code Recharging the built-in battery Select the TC PRESET item in the setting menu RECORD SETUP screen, and then The camera’s internal battery saves the date and press the ENTER button. time. • Menu operation (Page 40 of Vol.1) When SET DATE AND TIME is displayed even •...
  • Page 27: Setting User Information

    Select ENTER and press the ENTER button Using the cursor button, select the item you when all items have been set. want to set with the left or right button, and set the numerical value with the up or down With this unit, the time code value is adjusted in button.
  • Page 28: Operating Sd Memory Cards

    Operating SD Memory Cards Formatting SD Memory Cards Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 30 of Vol.1) Press the MENU button. Select YES for the CARD FORMAT item in the setting menu OTHER FUNCTIONS screen, and press the ENTER button. •...
  • Page 29: Sd Memory Card Recording Times

    SD Memory Card recording times Total available recording times (approx.) when using SD/SDHC Memory Cards manufactured by Panasonic. AVCHD mode SD Memory Card (Highest quality mode capacity (High quality mode/ (Standard quality mode/ (Long duration mode/ 190 × 1080 pixels or 190 ×...
  • Page 30: Removing Sd Memory Card

    ROM. For details on how to install it, refer to install.txt. contents being accidentally erased from the card. For details on how to use it, read the operating instructions (PDF file). The AVCCAM Viewer can also be downloaded from the following website. Write-protect http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ switch...
  • Page 31: Shooting Photos

    Shooting photos R389 : Remaining media capacity (flashes red Set the POWER switch to ON. when “0” is reached) (Page 30 of Vol.1) : AWB information display • The CAMERA lamp lights red. • For details on other screen displays, see “Screen displays”.
  • Page 32: Setting The Aspect Ratio / Recording Pixels

    Shooting photos (continued) Setting the aspect ratio / recording Setting the picture quality pixels You can select the quality for recorded pictures. You can select an aspect ratio based on the your Set the picture quality with the QUALITY item in intended print or playback method.
  • Page 33: Maximum Number Of Photos

    Maximum number of photos Aspect ratio Recording pixels 3520×2640 3264×2448 2560×1920 640×480 Quality 8 MB Memory 16 MB Card 32 MB capacity 64 MB 128 MB 1010 256 MB 1380 150 512 MB 760 4300 1 GB 5550 8660 2 GB 1110 1130 17650...
  • Page 34 Shooting photos (continued) Aspect ratio 16:9 Recording pixels 4224×2376 3328×1872 2560×1440 Quality 8 MB Memory 16 MB Card 32 MB capacity 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 1480 4 GB 1070 1090 170 1850 900 6 GB 1030...
  • Page 35: Clip And Photo Operations

    Clip and photo operations Video data recorded in CAMERA mode is referred to as a clip, while still image data recorded in PHOTO mode is referred to as a photo. When you enter PB mode, thumbnail images of clips or photos appear on the viewfinder (The thumbnails may take longer to display with higher quantities of clips and photos.).
  • Page 36 Clip and photo operations (continued) 17 DURATION Displays the clip length. 18 FORMAT Displays the recording format. • If “ ” appears on a thumbnail, the clip cannot be played back.
  • Page 37: During Photo Playback

    During photo playback Photo thumbnails and the operating menu are displayed in the thumbnail screen. 9 thumbnails are displayed in a single screen. When more photos than that are recorded, use PAGE/ADV –/+ button to advance to other pages. In addition, you can press the DISP/MODE CHK button to display information about the clip currently selected with the yellow cursor.
  • Page 38: Thumbnail Operations

    Thumbnail operations Selecting the thumbnail display method ■ ■ During clip playback During photo playback You can display the kind of clips you want to see You can display thumbnails by the date on which as thumbnails. the photos were recorded. You can also set more precisely how you want the Press the FUNC/EXEC button.
  • Page 39: Format Card And Card Information

    Format card and card information SD Memory Cards can be formatted, and SD SD Memory Card information screen Memory Card information can be checked. Press the MENU button. Menu operation (Page 40 of Vol.1) Select the OTHER FUNCTIONS setting menu, and press the ENTER button. Remaining capacity: Displays the remaining SD Memory Card capacity.
  • Page 40: Playing Back Clips

    Playing back clips Set the POWER switch to ON. • Clips that are displayed in the thumbnail (Page 30 of Vol.1) screen with a red frame cannot be played back • The CAMERA lamp lights red. due to the playback format being incorrect. Change the playback format.
  • Page 41: Set Playback Format

    ■ Frame-playback Set playback format You can also play back videos one frame at a time (frame-by-frame) or 15 frames at a time. Set format for playback. 1) Press the up button on the cursor button during playback (or the PAUSE button on the remote Press the FUNC/EXEC button.
  • Page 42: Playing Back Photos

    Playing back photos ■ Changing slideshow settings in PB mode Set the POWER switch to ON. 1) Press the FUNC/EXEC button. (Page 30 of Vol.1) • The cursor moves to the icon display at the left. • The CAMERA lamp lights red. Press the MODE button to switch to PB mode.
  • Page 43: Playback By Date

    Playback by date This function selects only photos shot on a specified date for playback. Press the FUNC/EXEC button. The cursor moves to the operating menu. Select [Select date] and press the ENTER button. Select date Select the date on which the photos for playback were shot, and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 44: Deleting Clips/Photos (Videos And Photos)

    Deleting clips/photos (videos and photos) • Clips and photos that are deleted cannot be Selecting clips or photos to delete restored. Be sure to check carefully before deleting them. Press the MENU button while the clip or photo thumbnail screen is displayed. Deleting multiple clips or photos simultaneously Select the DELETE item in the setting menu...
  • Page 45: Setting Protection (Videos And Photos)

    Setting protection (videos and photos) You can set protection for clips and photos to Protecting photos prevent accidental deletion. (Even protected data will be deleted if you format the memory.) Press the MENU button while the photo thumbnail screen is displayed. Protecting clips Select YES for the SCENE PROTECT item in Press the MENU button while the clip...
  • Page 46: Dpof Settings (Photos)

    DPOF settings (photos) ■ Information (DPOF data) such as which photos Canceling all DPOF settings to print and the number of copies to print can be Select CANCEL ALL for the DPOF SET item in the written to the SD Memory Card. setting menu PICT.
  • Page 47: Printing Photos On A Printer (Pictbridge)

    Printing photos on a printer (PictBridge) • A PictBridge-compatible printer is necessary. Select [Tool] and press the ENTER button. (Refer to the operating instructions for the printer.) USB connection cable (optional) Tool Set the POWER switch to ON. Select whether to print the date. (Page 30 of Vol.1) •...
  • Page 48 Printing photos on a printer (PictBridge) (continued) Select [Printer], and press the ENTER button. Printer • Select YES when the confirmation message appears, and then press the ENTER button. • To cancel printing, select CANCEL and press the ENTER button. A confirmation message appears.
  • Page 49: Useful Playback Functions

    Useful playback functions Adding a SHOT MARK to a clip Select a clip for playback. If playback has previously been paused, the Adding a SHOT MARK ( ) will make it easier to remainder of the clip will be played next time find the clips you are looking for.
  • Page 50: Connecting External Units

    Connecting external units Headphones 3.5-mm stereo mini jack • Sound is no longer heard from the speaker when the headphones (optional) are connected. External microphone (Stereo mini jack compatible) Stereo microphone from other manufacturers EXT MIC...
  • Page 51: Computer (Non-Linear Editing/File Transfer)

    Computer (non-linear editing/file transfer) Computer USB connection cable (optional) Type-B • For details on the computer’s conditions and other factors, see page 53. • A USB cable is not supplied with this camera. Use a commercially available USB .0 cable with noise reduction shielding. •...
  • Page 52: Tv/Monitor

    When outputting video and audio signals from the camera to an external device, connect to the input terminals of the external device. • It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable. • HDMI output will take priority if both HDMI cable and VIDEO OUT cable are connected at the same time.
  • Page 53: Nonlinear Editing

    Nonlinear editing Non-linear editing of video data on SD Memory Perform non-linear editing on the computer. Cards can be performed by connecting the camera The contents of the SD Memory Card will via the USB connection cable to a computer for appear as a removable disk icon within My editing.
  • Page 54: Chapter 2: Operations In Dv Mode

    Chapter 2: Operations in DV mode Shooting in manual mode Set the shooting mode to DV. When switching from auto mode to manual • Select DV with the MODE switch, and then turn mode: on the camera. • Iris and focus are set to AUTO. Set the unit to manual mode when manually You can switch them to manual mode by adjusting the focus, shutter speed, iris, gain and...
  • Page 55: Using Focus Assist

    Using focus assist Setting the aperture and gain Pressing the FOCUS ASSIST button enlarges the center of the viewfinder, or displays a bar at the bottom center of the screen. These displays make aligning the focus easier and are particularly useful in manual focus mode.
  • Page 56: Adjusting The White Balance And Black Balance

    Shooting in manual mode (continued) • As you shrink the aperture to a near closed state, resolution will decrease due to light diffraction. You can prevent this by adjusting the shutter speed and increasing the aperture size. Adjusting the white balance and black balance When white balance adjustments are performed, black balance adjustments are performed at the...
  • Page 57 Auto Tracking White (ATW) Press and hold the WHITE BAL button. • Adjustment takes a few seconds. Using the ATW function enables the recording (The following messages appear on the environment to be automatically analyzed and an screen.) optimum white balance to be constantly maintained Message during adjustment during recording.
  • Page 58: Shooting In Progressive Mode

    Shooting in progressive mode Selecting 480/30P for the REC FORMAT option in the setting menu RECORD SETUP screen (Page 103) enables shooting in progressive mode. 30P mode (with 480 mode): Shoot 30 frames a second in the progressive mode. For output and recording, the 30-frame-per- second signal is converted to 60-field-per-second interlace.
  • Page 59: Shooting Techniques For Different Targets

    Shooting techniques for different targets Self-portrait shooting Zebra pattern Self-portrait shooting is possible if the viewfinder is Pressing the ZEBRA button in CAMERA mode rotated 180° towards the lens. displays zebra patterns and markers on the You can make them appear better by reversing viewfinder, allowing you to check the brightness of left and right.
  • Page 60: Marker

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) Marker PRE REC If you press the ZEBRA button while zebra patterns Record video and audio from three seconds before are displayed, a marker appears near the center the time of the operation to begin recording. of the display (if you have set the setup menu, Operation to start Operation to stop...
  • Page 61: Adding Effects To Images

    Backlight compensation MODE Press the USER button you have allocated to the BACKLIGHT feature when shooting subjects lit CAMERA SPEED SEL SHUTTER from the back. PHOTO AVCHD BARS ZEBRA SP / MODE CHK BACK LIGHT appears on the screen, and appears at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Page 62: Shot Mark Function

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) Shot mark function • Do not remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor during interval recording. Doing so The marks attached to the thumbnails of clips may damage recorded image data or result in are called shot marks.
  • Page 63: Last Clip Function

    LETTER BOX: LAST CLIP function Records with a 16:9 angle of view. Black bars are displayed at the top and bottom The most recently recorded clip can be deleted at edges of the screen. the touch of a button by allocating the LAST CLIP Images recorded in an aspect ratio of 16:9 function to any of the USER 1 - 3 buttons.
  • Page 64: Recording Backup Images

    Shooting techniques for different targets (continued) Recording backup images Images recorded with this video can be automatically backed up to external devices (Page 88) connected to the DV terminal. Set external device controls with the DV CONTROL and DV CMD SEL items in the setting menu OTHER FUNCTIONS screen.
  • Page 65: Adjusting The Shutter Speed

    Adjusting the shutter speed • With artificial lighting and especially fluorescent Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch to MANUAL lights and mercury-vapor lamps, the luminance to select manual mode. (Page 54) changes in synchronization with the power line frequency. When this frequency is 50 Hz, mutual Press the SHUTTER button.
  • Page 66 Adjusting the shutter speed (continued) CAMERA mode: With the 480/60i format OFF (1/60) SYNCRO SCAN 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120 1/100 With the 480/30P format OFF (1/50) SYNCRO SCAN 1/15 1/30 1/50 1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120 1/60 With the 480/24P format OFF (1/50)
  • Page 67: Synchro Scan

    Synchro scan Adjust the shutter speed to match the frequency of the television or computer monitor to minimize the horizontal noise that appears when shooting such subjects. • If SYNC is displayed in grey, it cannot be used with the current recording format. This function will only operate for preset values for each recording format.
  • Page 68: Selecting Audio Input

    Selecting audio input The camera will record two-channel audio. Select from the built-in microphone, an external microphone, or any microphones or audio devices connected to the XLR CH1/CH terminal to record audio on the respective channels. Setting/State Recording Channel AUDIO IN AUDIO IN External microphone CH1 switch...
  • Page 69: Using The External Microphone Or Audio Devices Connected To The Xlr Input Terminal

    Using the external microphone or audio Set the input level select switch to + 48 V to devices connected to the XLR input terminal use a phantom microphone (a microphone that requires the + 48 V power supply). Adjust the input level for the internal or external •...
  • Page 70: Adjusting The Audio Recording Level

    Adjusting the audio recording level The recording level of audio signals during • If the indicated audio level meter is red, and recording can be adjusted. then the audio has reached an excessive level with reference to the standard input level. Adjust the recording level with the AUDIO LEVEL knob.
  • Page 71: Using Scene Files

    Using scene files You can store various scene file setting items for • Simply changing the scene file in FILE different shooting conditions within a scene file. SELECT will not change the settings. Be sure Different scene files can be saved separately for to perform LOAD with LOAD/SAVE/INIT.
  • Page 72: Initializing Scene Files

    Using scene files (continued) Initializing scene files You can return current setting values to their factory default settings. Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 30 of Vol.1) • The CAMERA lamp lights red. Press the MENU button. Select SCENE1 or SCENE2 for the FILE SELECT item in the setting menu SCENE FILE screen, and then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 73: Using The Counter

    Using the Counter Counter display 1394 TC preset mode You can display a counter that indicates how much You can synchronize initial TC values when time has elapsed during shooting or playback. shooting with multiple cameras (the following describes the synchronization source as MASTER Press the COUNTER button.
  • Page 74: Charging The Built-In Battery/Setting The Time Code

    Charging the built-in battery/Setting the time code Recharging the built-in battery Select the TC PRESET item in the setting menu RECORD SETUP screen, and then The camera’s internal battery saves the date and press the ENTER button. time. • Menu operation (Page 40 of Vol.1) When SET DATE AND TIME is displayed even •...
  • Page 75: Setting User Information

    Select ENTER and press the ENTER button Using the cursor button, select the item you when all items have been set. want to set with the left or right button, and set the numerical value with the up or down With this unit, the time code value is adjusted in button.
  • Page 76: Operating Sd Memory Cards

    Operating SD Memory Cards Formatting SD Memory Cards Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 30 of Vol.1) Press the MENU button. Select YES for the CARD FORMAT item in the setting menu OTHER FUNCTIONS screen, and press the ENTER button. •...
  • Page 77: Sd Memory Card Recording Times

    SD Memory Card recording times Total available recording times (approx.) when using SD/SDHC Memory Cards manufactured by Panasonic. SD Memory card Capacity DV mode 51 MB Approx.  min 1 GB Approx. 4 min  GB Approx. 8 min 4 GB Approx.
  • Page 78: Removing Sd Memory Card

    Operating SD Memory Cards (continued) Removing SD Memory Card Repairing SD Memory Cards Never remove the SD Memory Card or disconnect Slide the card cover upwards to open. the battery or DC cable while the SD Memory • Make sure that the SD Memory Card Card ACCESS lamp is flashing, as doing so may ACCESS lamp is not flashing orange before damage the SD Memory Card.
  • Page 79: Clip Operations

    Clip operations Video data recorded in CAMERA mode is referred to as a clip. When you enter PB mode, thumbnail images of clips appear on the viewfinder. (The thumbnails may take longer to display with higher quantities of clips.) You can perform the following operations when using the thumbnail screen in DV mode. •...
  • Page 80 Clip operations (continued) 9 Scrollbar Displayed when there is a large quantity of clips. Allows you to scroll the screen. 10 FORMAT Displays the recording format. 11 Shot mark Indicates that a shot mark has been added. (Page 85) 12 Wide indicator Displayed for clips recorded in a 16:9 angle of view.
  • Page 81: Thumbnail Operations

    Thumbnail operations Thumbnail operations in DV mode are composed Select the item you want to set, and press of the following. the ENTER button. THUMBNAIL MODE: MODE ALL: INDICATOR Displays all the clips. OPERATION MARKER: DELETE Displays only clips for which a shot mark has REPAIR CLIP been added.
  • Page 82: Repairing Clips

    Thumbnail operations (continued) ■ Deleting selected clips Select the clip to repair, and press the ENTER button. Press the MENU button in the thumbnail You can select multiple clips. screen. The thumbnail menu is displayed. Press the FUNC/EXEC button. Select the DELETE item (Page 114) in the Select YES and press the ENTER button setting menu OPERATION, and then press when the confirmation message appears.
  • Page 83: Displaying Card And System Information

    Displaying card and system information You can confirm information relating to SD Memory Cards and systems. Press the MENU button in the thumbnail screen. The thumbnail menu is displayed. Select the thumbnail menu OTHER FUNCTIONS item (Page 114), and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 84: Playing Back Clips

    Playing back clips ■ Slow motion playback Set the camera’s POWER switch to ON. You can also play back videos one frame at a time (Page 30 of Vol.1) (frame-by-frame). • The CAMERA lamp lights red. 1) Press the up button on the cursor button during playback (or the PAUSE button on the remote Press the MODE button and switch to PB control) to pause playback.
  • Page 85: Useful Playback Functions

    Useful playback functions Adding a SHOT MARK to a clip Select a clip for playback. If playback has previously been paused, the Adding a SHOT MARK ( ) will make it easier to remainder of the clip will be played next time find the clips you are looking for.
  • Page 86: Connecting External Units

    Connecting external units Headphones 3.5-mm stereo mini jack • Sound is no longer heard from the speaker when the headphones (optional) are connected. External microphone (Stereo mini jack compatible) Stereo microphone from other manufacturers EXT MIC...
  • Page 87: Video Deck (Dubbing)

    Video deck (Dubbing) Video and audio output will be limited to that from the camera. VIDEO OUTPUT Connect LINE LINE AUDIO COMPONENT CH 1 AUDIO these VIDEO MIC+48V MIC+48V CH 1 CH 2 CH 2 cables to the terminals Video cable (BNC) CAMREMOTE ZOOM on the...
  • Page 88: Digital Video (Dubbing)

    Connecting external units (continued) Digital video (Dubbing) Digital device 6-pin 1394 cable (optional) ■ When connecting a digital video device with a DV terminal, you can digitally transfer video and audio signals and time codes. For more details, refer to [Digital input/output] (Page 90). •...
  • Page 89: Tv/Monitor

    TV/Monitor Only the output signals from the camera are shown. TV/Monitor Connect these cables to the VIDEO terminals on the television. OUTPUT LINE LINE AUDIO COMPONENT CH 1 AUDIO VIDEO MIC+48V MIC+48V CH 1 CH 2 CH 2 CAMREMOTE ZOOM FOCUS Video cable (optional) IRIS...
  • Page 90: Dubbing

    Dubbing Digital input/output When connecting this camera with a 1394 cable to a digital video device with a 1394 terminal, you can dub high quality images two-way with digital signals. Connect the digital video device to this camera. Select DV mode with the MODE switch. Set the POWER switch to ON.
  • Page 91: Chapter 3: Screen Displays And Setting Menus

    Chapter 3: Screen displays and setting menus Screen displays Regular displays CAMERA mode/PHOTO mode/DV IN mode 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 0 0 META 1080 15dB 1/1000 LT.BOX M A R K 2 0 1 0 3 : 5 9 : 5 9 M F 2 3 FUNC...
  • Page 92 Screen displays (continued) 5 Operation status display 1 Time code display ● Recording Each time you press the COUNTER button, the (Red) Transitioning to recording display switches over to the following data (or standby mode no indication). (Green) Recording standby mode COUNTER: Playback or REC CHECK in Counter value...
  • Page 93 8 Remaining battery capacity display 12 DV control device status display (DV mode only) When using Panasonic-manufactured batteries Displays status of devices connected to the DV compatible with this product, the remaining terminal. battery capacity is displayed (“min” indicates : Recording minutes).
  • Page 94 Screen displays (continued) 25 AWB information display 31 Focus control information display Displays the information of white balance. Displays the focus control information with 99 - 00. ATW: When ATW is set In the auto focus mode, AF appears. In the manual LOCK: When ATW is locked focus mode, MF appears.
  • Page 95 36 Auto iris control display 43 Mode check information display STD: Standard auto-iris control Displayed when the DISP/MODE CHK button Auto iris control for spotlight is held down. Auto iris control for backlight 44 Safety zone compensation The range of the zone is indicated by the 37 Iris display SAFETY ZONE item (Page 108) on the Displays F value.
  • Page 96: Main Warning Displays

    Screen displays (continued) Main warning displays The main warning displays appearing on the viewfinder are listed below. If a warning display is not listed, check carefully the message displayed. ■ Number CANNOT RECORD DV MODE 1394 INPUT ERROR INTO THIS CARD. OTHER FORMAT Use an SD/SDHC Memory Card in Speed Class The format of the signal input to the DV terminal...
  • Page 97 CHECK CARD. NOW ACCESSING. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE Please check the card. CARD. If you use an SD Memory Card that has been Card is currently being accessed. Please do not used with other devices or personal computers, remove the card. for the first time with this unit, CHECK CARD may be displayed and the unit cannot operate.
  • Page 98: Error Displays

    Screen displays (continued) ■ Error displays SYSTEM ERROR The following messages are displayed when TURN POWER OFF an error has occurred in the camera or the SD Displayed when an error has occurred in the Memory Card. If the problem is not solved by system.
  • Page 99: Setting The Display Items

    Setting the DISPLAY items Display the following items on the viewfinder and by pressing the DISP/MODE CHK button or by configuring OTHER DISPLAY of the SW&DISP SETUP screen of the setup menus. (Page 109) : Displayed x : Not displayed —...
  • Page 100 Screen displays (continued) 30 Marker luminance display — — — 31 Focus control information display — — 3 Zoom position display — — 33 Function menu display 34 Audio level meter display — — 35 Date and time display — —...
  • Page 101: Setup Menu List

    Setup menu list SCENE FILE screen Display Item Description of settings mode FILE SELECT CAMERA Selects the scene file. Scene files can be saved individually in AVCHD mode and DV mode. SCENE1 SCENE2 LOAD/SAVE/ CAMERA Loads, saves, or initializes the scene file selected with FILE SELECT. INIT LOAD: Loads the scene file settings set on this camera.
  • Page 102: Camera Setup Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) SCENE FILE screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode KNEE CAMERA To avoid overexposure, select the compression level (knee point) of the high intensity video signals received through the pickup device. AUTO: Sets the level automatically according to the received signals. LOW: Low setting (Compression starts at approx.
  • Page 103: Record Setup Screen

    RECORD SETUP screen Display Item Description of settings mode REC FORMAT CAMERA Selects the recording format. (AVCHD mode PH 1080/60i only) PH 1080/30P PH 1080/24P PH 720/60P PH 720/30P PH 720/24P HA 1080/60i HG 1080/60i HE 1080/60i • PH 1080/4P and PH 70/4P represent native recording. •...
  • Page 104 Setup menu list (continued) RECORD SETUP screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode CAMERA Sets the mode in which you advance the internal time code generator. DV IN FREE RUN: The time code is advanced regardless of the operation mode. A slight time error may occur when switching to PB mode if the frame rate is set to 4P.
  • Page 105: Picture Screen (Avchd Mode Only)

    RECORD SETUP screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode META DATA CAMERA Displays the metadata which has been recorded in the unit. PROP CLIP NAME (AVCHD mode ACCESS only) SHOOT SCENARIO NEWS1 NEWS2 MEMO1 MEMO2 CLIP CAMERA Resets the COUNT value to 1. COUNTER RST (AVCHD mode only)
  • Page 106: Play Setup Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) PLAY SETUP screen Display Item Description of settings mode REPEAT PLAY DV IN When set to ON, supported clips are played repeatedly. ON OFF RESUME PLAY DV IN When set to ON, playback resumes from the video position at which clip playback stopped.
  • Page 107: Sw&Disp Setup Screen

    SW&DISP SETUP screen Display Item Description of settings mode HANDLE CAMERA Sets the speed allocated to the handle zoom switch. ZOOM PHOTO L/OFF/H: 1 - (low-speed);  - (speed adjustment OFF); 3 - (high-speed) L/M/H: 1 - (low-speed);  - (medium-speed); 3 - (high-speed) L/OFF/M: 1 - (low-speed);...
  • Page 108 Setup menu list (continued) SW&DISP SETUP screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode AUTO SW CAMERA Sets the face detection function during auto mode to ON or OFF. PHOTO : Enables face detection. : Disables face detection. SMOOTH CAMERA Selects the method in which zoom operations are stopped.
  • Page 109 SW&DISP SETUP screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode VIDEO OUT CAMERA Select ON to output the information displayed on the screen together with the PHOTO signals from the VIDEO OUT jack. DV IN ON OFF • Even when set to ON, the time code display, audio level meter display, focus information display, and zoom position display are not displayed.
  • Page 110: Other Functions Screen

    Setup menu list (continued) OTHER FUNCTIONS screen Display Item Description of settings mode CARD CAMERA Formats the SD Memory Card. FORMAT PHOTO YES: Formats the card. DV IN • Formatting a card will delete all data recorded in AVCHD mode and DV mode. CARD STATUS Displays the SD Memory Card status.
  • Page 111 OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode TIME ZONE CAMERA Adds to or deducts from GMT the time value of -1:00 to +13:00 in 30-minute PHOTO steps. (Refer to the table below.) DV IN +00:00 Time Time Area Area difference...
  • Page 112 Setup menu list (continued) OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued) Display Item Description of settings mode CMPNT OUT CAMERA Selects the type of component terminal. PHOTO AUTO: Monitor with D4 terminal (70P/1080i output) (AVCHD mode 1080i: Monitor with D3 terminal (1080i output) only) 480i: Monitor with D1 terminal (480i output)
  • Page 113: Option Menu Screen (Dv Mode Only)

    OPTION MENU screen (DV mode only) Display Item Description of settings mode 1394 STATUS CAMERA Displays the 1394 status display sub-screen. DV IN FORMAT: Input/output signal format RATE: Input/output signal-transfer rate 60/50: Input/output signal system Input/output channel value SPEED: Input/output signal-transfer speed STATUS: Input/output signal status VIDEO:...
  • Page 114: List Of Thumbnail Menus

    List of thumbnail menus (DV mode only) THUMBNAIL menu Display Item Description of settings mode MODE Sets clips to display in the thumbnail screen. ALL: Displays all clips. MARKER: Only displays clips with shot marks. INDICATOR Sets display of information on top of thumbnails. Displays information on top of the thumbnail.
  • Page 115: Chapter 4: Reference

    Chapter 4: Reference Before calling for service Power supply There’s no power. • Make sure the battery and AC adaptor are connected properly. Page 6 Check the connections again. of Vol.1 Power shuts off for no • To prevent the battery from running down needlessly, the camera- Page apparent reason.
  • Page 116 Before calling for service (continued) Recording Cannot record even • Is the write-protect switch on the SD Memory Card in the “LOCK” Pages through the SD Memory position? The card cannot be recorded to if the switch is in the 30, 78 Card is inserted correctly.
  • Page 117 Playback Cannot hear any sound • You may have turned down the camera-recorder’s volume control Page 1 from the camera-recorder’s too far. of Vol.1 speaker. Adjust the sound volume with the MONITOR LEVEL knob. PC connection Computer does not • Check that the camera is in AVCHD mode.
  • Page 118 Before calling for service (continued) The changeover between clips may not always be smooth when playing back multiple clips in succession. Video may momentarily pause when playing back multiple clips in succession in circumstances such as those detailed below. ■ Mixture of different recording formats Recording mode = PH mode Playback format = 1080/60i, 1080/30P...
  • Page 119: Updating The Firmware

    Updating the firmware For the latest information on firmware updates, visit the support page at the following Web site. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Cleaning When cleaning, do not use benzene or thinner. • Using benzine or paint thinners may deform the camera-recorder and/or cause the surface finish to peel off.
  • Page 120: Storage Precautions

    Storage Precautions Before storing the camera-recorder, remove both SD Memory Cards the SD Memory Card and battery. • After ejecting an SD Memory Card from the unit, Store all of these items in a place with low humidity be absolutely sure to stow it in its own case. and relatively constant temperature.
  • Page 121: Software Information

    English text only). For details on acquiring the source code, visit the following website. http://panasonic.biz/sav/ Do not contact Panasonic with questions regarding the content of the acquired source code. . This product includes MIT-License software. Details on the MIT License can be found on the supplied CD-ROM under the LDOC folder (original English text only).
  • Page 122: How To Handle Data Recorded On Sd Memory Card

    Both a Windows version and a Mac version are available. (Compatible OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/ Windows7/Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.4 (Tiger)) http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ • AVCHD format video data files ([00000.MTS] etc.) are saved in the [BDMV] folder. •...
  • Page 123 ■ Concerning the handling of the camera’s metadata A special manufacturer area in the control file area under the AVCHD standard is employed for the metadata which is supported by this camera. If files are deleted or copied, if clip protection is added or removed or if other such editing operations have been performed using editing software or a camera recorder which does not support this camera’s metadata, the special area for the metadata will be erased, and the shot marks added by the camera as well as the PH mode information and other information will be lost.
  • Page 124: Index

    Index Number 1394 TC preset mode ........73 Nonlinear editing ..........53 AC adaptor ..........8, 24, 26 Optical Image Stabilizer ......11, 60 Aperture ............6, 55 Audio input ..........18, 68 Auto focus ........... 5, 54 Photo Auto mode ............37 Playback ..........
  • Page 125 Tally lamp ............30 Thumbnail ..........35, 79 THUMBNAIL menu OPERATION menu ....... 114 OTHER FUNCTIONS menu ....114 THUMBNAIL menu ........114 Tripod receptacle ..........10 USER button ..........1, 61 Using scene files ........1, 71 Video compatibility........... 41 VIDEO OUT terminal .........
  • Page 126 Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.

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