Panasonic HPX300 - Camcorder - 1080p Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    This product is eligible for the P2HD Operating Instructions 5 Year Warranty Repair Program. For details, see page 163. Memory Card Camera-Recorder AG-HPX300P Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH S0109T3059 -P D Printed in Japan...
  • Page 2: Read This First

    Read this first!  indicatessafetyinformation. CAUTION: CAUTION Do not jar, swing, or shake the unit by its handle while RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN the conversion lens or another accessory is attached. Due to the added weight of the conversion lens, any CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, strong jolt to the handle may damage the unit or DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Model Number: AG-HPX300P Trade Name: Panasonic Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support contact: Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company 1-800-524-1448 This device complies with Part 15 of 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: Precautions For Use

    Information on software for this product 1.  I ncludedwiththisproductissoftwarelicensedundertheGNUGeneralPublicLicense(GPL)andGNULesser GeneralPublicLicense(LGPL),andusersareherebyinformedthattheyhavetherighttoobtain,changeand redistributethesourcecodesofthissoftware. DetailsonGPLandLGPLcanbefoundontheinstallationCDprovidedwiththeunit.Refertothefoldercalled “LDOC”.(Detailsaregivenintheoriginal(English-language)text.) Toobtainthesourcecodes,gotothefollowinghomepage: Themanufacturerasksuserstorefrainfromdirectinginquiriesconcerningthesourcecodestheyhaveobtainedand otherdetailstoitsrepresentatives. .  I ncludedwiththisproductissoftwarewhichislicensedunderMIT-License. DetailsonMIT-LicensecanbefoundontheinstallationCDprovidedwiththeunit.Refertothefoldercalled“LDOC”. (Detailsaregivenintheoriginal(English-language)text.) This product is licensed under the AVC Patent Portfolio License for the personal and non-commercial use of the following activities of a consumer but no license is granted or implied for any other use.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! ......................... 2 Precautions for Use ......................4 Chapter 1 Overview Camera Unit Features ..................... 8 Recording and Playback Features ................10 Outline of operations ..................... 12 Saving and editing on external devices ..............12 System Configuration ....................13 Standard accessories ....................
  • Page 6 Setting FBC function ..................... 52 Assigning functions to USER buttons ................53 Selecting Audio Input Signals and Adjusting Recording Levels ........54 Selecting Audio Input Signals ................54 Adjusting Recording Levels .................. 54 Selecting Function for the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL Control ........55 CH3 and CH4 Recording Levels ................
  • Page 7 Thumbnail Screen ....................102 Selecting Thumbnails ..................104 Playing back Clips ....................104 Switching the Thumbnail Display ................ 105 Changing thumbnails ..................106 Shot Mark ......................106 Text Memo ......................107 Deleting Clips ...................... 108 Restoring Clips ....................109 Reconnection of Incomplete Clips ..............109 Copying Clips .....................
  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Overview

    *3 Not available with the AVC-Intra codec. *4 For details on compatible systems, visit the Web site listed below. 24P and 30P indicate recording at 23.98P and 29.97P, respectively, while 60P and 60i indicate recording at 59.94P and 59.94i, respectively.
  • Page 9  Slow, synchro and high speed shutter The shutter speed can be set from a slow speed of 1/6 s up to a maximum speed of 1/7200 s . Combined with the variable frame rate functions, this allows you to create blurring or stop motion effects. The AG-HPX300P also features a synchro scan function that is ideal for capturing screen shots from a computer monitor.
  • Page 10: Recording And Playback Features

    Recording and Playback Features  A variety of interfaces   U SB.0connector(HOST/DEVICE) A USB 2.0 connection to a computer or other device allows you to use P2 cards in the camera as mass storage. The USB host function makes it possible to save P2 card data to an external hard disk connected via USB 2.0 and clips stored on the hard disk can be viewed and written back to a P2 card.
  • Page 11: Other Features

     Other features   P re-rec: This function provides a way to capture moments you otherwise would have missed. In the standby mode, the camera will store video and audio for up to 3 seconds in HD and 7 seconds in SD. When you press the REC button, the three or seven seconds of immediately prior video data stored in internal memory is added at the beginning of the clip you record.
  • Page 12: Outline Of Operations

    Outline of operations The AG-HPX300P records video on P2 cards. Excelling at high transfer speeds, the P2 card enables high vision recording and smooth editing and dubbing. Saving and editing on external devices Using USB DEVICE mode to connect an external device via the USB 2.0 connector (Page 139) The data (file) is transferred for nonlinear editing on your computer or other unit.
  • Page 13: System Configuration

    *3 For the latest information on P2 cards and SD memory cards not available in the operating Instructions, visit the P2 Support Desk at the following Web sites. *4 For details, refer to the AJ-YAX800G User’s Guide on the supplied CD-ROM.
  • Page 14: Standard Accessories

    Standard accessories Lens Front lens cap Rear lens cap Zoom lever *1 *2 *1 *2 *1 *2 For details, refer to [Mounting the Lens] (page 89). Connector cap Lens hood Lens hood cap Eye cup *1 *2 *1 *3 For details, refer to [Attaching the Eye Cup] (page 98) Shoulder belt...
  • Page 15: Chapter 2 Parts And Their Functions

    Chapter 2 Parts and Their Functions Power Supply and Accessory Mounting Section 5 14 3 15 1 POWER switch 9 Mount cap Use to turn the power on and off. To remove the cap, raise the lens lever. Replace the cap when a lens is not mounted.
  • Page 16: Audio (Input) Function Section

    Audio (input) Function Section 1 MIC IN (microphone input) jack (XLR, 3-pin)  NOTE • Connect a microphone (optional accessory) to this To record 2-channel wireless input, switch both CH1 and jack. CH2 to W.L. position and set the menu option WIRELESS •...
  • Page 17: Audio (Output) Function Section

    Audio (output) Function Section 1 MONITOR SELECT (audio channel) CH1/2, CH3/4 4 Speaker The speaker outputs EE sound during recording and selector switch Use this switch to select the audio channel whose reproduced sound during playback. The speaker emits signals are output to the speaker, earphones or AUDIO an alarm sound when the warning lamp and indicator OUT connectors.
  • Page 18: Shooting And Recording/Playback Functions Section

    Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions Section 5 6 7  Shooting and Recording (camera unit) 4 AUTO W/B (white/black) BAL switch Automatically adjusts the white balance. Set AWB: 1 ND FILTER (filter switching) control the WHITE BAL switch on the side to [A] or Use this control to adjust the amount of light entering [B] and use this switch to adjust the white the MOS sensor during shooting in strong outdoor...
  • Page 19 6 OUTPUT/AUTO KNEE selector switch 8 DISP/MODE CHK button This switch selects the video signals sent from • Press this button to turn off the viewfinder and LCD the camera unit to the memory card recorder unit, display. (The time code indication stays on.) viewfinder and video monitor.
  • Page 20 28 23 21 22 26  Shooting and Recording/Playback 15 y FF (fast forward) button In stop mode, press this button for fast playback. Function Section (Recorder Unit) During playback, press this button for fast playback at 12 REC button about 4x normal speed.
  • Page 21 Be sure to insert a card when an For details, refer to [Focus assist function] (page 75). adapter is installed.) • Use of Panasonic SD memory cards and mini SD cards 31 REC switch is recommended. Be sure to format such cards in this Switches functions of the REC button on the handle.
  • Page 22: Menu/Thumbnail Operation Section

    Menu/Thumbnail Operation Section 1 MENU button 5 CURSOR and SET buttons • Hold down the button to open a setting menu screen. Use these buttons to manipulate setting menus, the A second press of the button returns the previous menu bar and thumbnails. image.
  • Page 23: Time Code Section

    Time Code Section 1 GENLOCK IN connector (BNC) 6 COUNTER (counter display selector) button Use this connector to input a reference signal to Each press of the button displays the counter value, genlock the camera unit or externally lock the time time code, user bit and frame rate data in the viewfinder code.
  • Page 24: Warning And Status Display Functions

    Warning and Status Display LCD Monitor Functions 1 LCD Monitor The LCD monitor displays the video in the viewfinder. 1 Back tally lamp Alternatively, it can show clips on the P2 card in a When the BACK TALLY switch is set to ON, this lamp thumbnail format.
  • Page 25: Viewfinder

    Viewfinder 1 Viewfinder The viewfinder displays the video image in color during recording or playback. It also displays warnings and messages – indicating camera operating status and settings – zebra patterns and markers (safety zone and center markers, etc.).  NOTE The menu option EVF COLOR can be set to monochrome in the DISPLAY SETUP screen.
  • Page 26: Chapter 3 Recording And Playback

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback Setting Date and Time of Internal Clock The CLOCK SETTING value is recorded in the contents Time zone (clip), and affects the sequence of playback of the Time Time Area Area thumbnails. Before carrying out recording, be sure to check difference difference and set CLOCK SETTING and TIME ZONE.
  • Page 28: P2 Cards

    P2 Cards Inserting P2 Cards Pushtheejectbuttonthatpopsuptotheright. • Insert a P2 card into the AG-HPX300P. The P2 CARD ACCESS LED for the appropriate slot  NOTE indicates the status of the P2 card. When using the camera recorder for the first time, be sure to For details, refer to [P2 CARD ACCESS LED and set the time data beforehand.
  • Page 29: To Prevent Accidental Erasure Of P2 Card Content

     NOTE P2 CARD ACCESS LED and status • When a P2 card is being accessed or recognised after of P2 cards insertion (P2 CARD ACCESS LED blinks in orange), do not remove the P2 card. Removing a P2 card during access could damage it.
  • Page 30: P2 Card Recording Times

    For details, refer to [Updating the firmware incorporated into the unit] (page 155). • For the latest information not available in the Operating Instructions, visit the P2 Support Desk at the following Web site. P2 card recording times (When using one 64 GB card) Recording format Recording...
  • Page 31: Handling P2 Card Recording

    Handling P2 Card Recording The P2 card is a semiconductor memory card designed for the DVCPRO P2 series, Panasonic’s line of professional video and broadcast equipment. • Since the DVCPRO P2 format and AVC-Intra record data as files, it is ideally suited for computer processing. The...
  • Page 32: Basic Procedures

    Basic Procedures This section describes the basic procedure for shooting Setting the switches before shooting and and recording. recording Before you embark on a shoot, pre-inspect your system to ensure that it works properly. When a battery and P2 cards are installed, set the switches For directions on inspecting your memory card camera- as detailed below, before starting to use your AG-HPX300P.
  • Page 33: Shooting

    Shooting Pointthecameraatyoursubjecttoadjustthe focus,andzoom. White/Black Balance Adjustment to Tousetheelectronicshutter,settheshutter Recording Completion speedandshuttermode. For shooting, follow the steps below. For more information, see [Setting the Electronic Shutter] (page 51). PresstheRECbuttontostartrecording. Tostoprecording,presstheRECbutton.  NOTE • Shooting the sun and other very bright subjects may produce a color cast in surrounding areas.
  • Page 34: Standard And Native Recording

    Standard and Native Recording This camera is capable both of native recording, when it Native recording records video data at the frame rate used by the camera, and is also capable of standard recording or recording Native recording extracts only the active frames during 59.94 frames with a pulldown.
  • Page 35: Variable Frame Rate (Vfr) Recording

    Variable Frame Rate (VFR) Recording In 720P mode, this camera is capable of frame skipping Standard VFR recording (undercranking) and high-speed (overcranking) recording. The camera operator can select between native (PN) (pulldown recording) recording mode and standard (OVER) recording. Native VFR Recording IntheSYSTEMSETUPscreen,setthemenu optionSYSTEMMODEto0-.Pandthe menuoptionRECFORMATtoAVC-I100/0P.
  • Page 36: Using Vfr Recording Function

    Using VFR Recording Function Standard speed for film production Screen production normally requires a 24 fps (24 frames per second) frame rate (normal speed) for screening a film. Making the settings described below will provide film-quality playback. The 720P progressive mode and cine-like gamma will make video look like it was shot with a film camera.
  • Page 37 Undercranking effects This effect produces the quick motion often used for showing clouds drifting across the sky, crowds of people swarming past a solitary standing individual, a kung fu demonstration and other performances. For example, selecting a VFR recording frame rate of 12 fps when shooting at a 24P recording format yields a fast-motion effect of 2x normal speed. Standard setup for undercranking effects SYSTEM MODE setup Recording frame rate...
  • Page 38: Special Recording Modes

    Special Recording Modes During P2 card recording, setting items in the menu option PresstheRECbutton. RECORDING SETUP screen provides the following special recording modes: pre-recording, interval recording, one- This setting will record audio and video a time shot recording, and loop recording. period prior to start of recording.
  • Page 39: Interval Recording (Interval Rec)

    Interval recording (INTERVAL REC) One-shot recording (ONE SHOT REC) This function is used to record 1 frame at the time interval set in the INTERVAL TIME item. This function records a single shot at each unit of time 1frame 1frame 1frame which has been set.
  • Page 40: Loop Recording (Loop Rec)

    • During loop recording, the access LEDs for all P2 Loop recording (LOOP REC) cards used in the recording light orange or blinks. Note that removing any of the P2 cards will terminate • When two P2 cards are inserted in the P2 card slots, loop recording.
  • Page 41: Shot Marker (Shot Mark) Recording Function

    Shot Marker (SHOT MARK) Text Memo Recording Function Recording Function Use this function to add text memos anywhere in the video during clip recording or playback. This function can be used to distinguish a clip from other This makes it possible to display thumbnails only of clips clips by adding a thumbnail to each clip.
  • Page 42: Normal And Variable Speed Playback

    Normal and Variable Speed Playback Normal speed playback Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to view playback in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor in color. Connecting a color video monitor to the VIDEO OUT connector or SDI OUT connector will enable playback of color video. The PLAY/PAUSE button can be used to pause playback.
  • Page 43: Chapter 4 Adjustments And Settings For Recording

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording Selecting recording signals This camera records HD (1080i, 720P) signals using AVC-Intra or DVCPRO HD codecs and use a combination of DVCPRO50, DVCPRO or DV codecs for recording SD (480i) signals. It provides a variety of capture frame rates and recording frame rates (native recording) to suit specific applications. Select recording and recording signal in the setting menus listed below.
  • Page 44: List Of Recording Formats And Functions

    List of recording formats and functions The table below lists the recording formats and recording functions that the camera supports. Camera recording modes (When the menu option REC SIGNAL is set to CAMERA) Setting Recording function FRAME Recording format Recording time SYSTEM CAMERA PROXY...
  • Page 45: Recording Settings And Recording Function Table

    1394 input recording mode (when the REC SIGNAL option is set to 1394) Setting Recording function Recording FRAME Recording format SYSTEM CAMERA PROXY INTERVAL, LOOP RATE time MODE FORMAT MODE (optional) ONE SHOT [FRAME] 1080-59.94i Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 1080/60i −...
  • Page 46: List Of Recording, Playback And Output Formats

    List of recording, playback and output formats Camera recording mode (when the REC SIGNAL option is set to CAMERA) Setting SDI OUT FRAME Recording format 1394 output SYSTEM CAMERA RATE Video format Audio MODE FORMAT MODE [FRAME] AVC-I 100/60i 1080/60i 1080-59.94i (AVC-I 50/60i) AVC-I 100/30PN...
  • Page 47 1394 input recording mode (when the REC SIGNALoption is set to 1394) Setting SDI OUT FRAME Recording format SYSTEM CAMERA RATE Video format Audio MODE FORMAT MODE [FRAME] 1080-59.94i Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 1080/60i 1080-59.94i DVCPRO HD 720-59.94P Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 720/60P...
  • Page 48: Adjusting The White Balance And Black Balance

    Adjusting the White Balance and Black Balance To record high-quality video with the AG-HPX300P, the Placeawhitepatternatapointwherethelight black and white balances must be adjusted according to conditionsmatchthoseforthelightsourceof conditions. For higher quality, it is recommended that the adjustments thesubject.Thenzoom-inonthewhitepattern should be made in this order AWB (white balance sothatwhitecolourappearsinthescreen.
  • Page 49: Adjusting The Black Balance

    Cancelling auto tracking white balance Ifthesubject’scolourtemperatureislower than00Korhigherthan00Kthefollowing Press the USER button to which ATW was assigned a second time or change the WHITE BAL switch position. If messageappears: ATW was assigned to the WHITE BAL switch B, the USER • If the arrow points down (  ) the actual colour button cannot be used to cancel the function.
  • Page 50 Theadjustmentwilltakeeffectinafewseconds andthefollowingmessagewillappear: ABB END • The adjusted value is automatically stored in the memory.  NOTE • Ensure that the lens connector is connected and the lens iris is CLOSE. • During a black balance adjustment, light is automatically cut off.
  • Page 51: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Setting the Electronic Shutter Setting the Shutter Mode and Viewfinder displays relating to the shutter See [Vie wfinder Screen Status Displays] (page 65). Speed Placing the Camera-recorder in PresstheSHUTTERswitchpositionedatOFF SYNCHRO SCAN Mode towardsON. To place the camera-recorder in SYNCHRO SCAN mode, follow the steps below.
  • Page 52: Fbc (Flash Band Compensation) Function

    FBC (Flash Band Compensation) Function This camera-recorder comes with a function to compensate  NOTE for and minimize light band (flash band) interference The following phenomena that may occur in video that that occurs with the MOS imager when shooting in an includes flash light is due to FBC compensation and not environment where flash photography is taking place.
  • Page 53: Assigning Functions To User Buttons

    Assigning functions to USER buttons The USER MAIN, USER1, and USER2 buttons can be • PC MODE: assigned user-selected functions. Assigns a function that switches the USB Use the menu options USER MAIN, USER1, and USER2 to device mode or the USB host mode on and off. assign functions to respective button.
  • Page 54: Selecting Audio Input Signals And Adjusting Recording Levels

    Selecting Audio Input Signals and Adjusting Recording Levels This AG-HPX300P supports independent four-channel Use the AUDIO SETUP screen in the setting menu to make audio recording in any format (HD or SD). detailed audio settings. When the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch is positioned AUDIO SETUP at [AUTO], the recording levels for Audio Channels 1 FRONT VR CH1...
  • Page 55: Selecting Function For The Front Audio Level Control

    When operating the AG-HPX300P without a sound recordist, it is recommended that the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control should be used to adjust the audio level. In advance, check the level meter in the viewfinder screen and use the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control to adjust the appropriate audio channel to prevent input of excessive audio signals.
  • Page 56: Setting Time Data

    Setting Time Data The camera provides time data such as time codes, user bits, time of day (real-time) data, which is recorded on each frame alongside video data. It is also recorded as as data in clip metadata files. Time data overview Time code Use the TCG switch to select Rec Run or Free Run mode.
  • Page 57: Recording Time Codes And User Bits

    Recording time codes and user bits System setting status Recorded TC Output TC Displayed TC Recorded UB Output UB LTC and VITC TC tc TC OUT LTC UB VITC UB SYSTEM CAMERA FRAME REC FORMAT VITC TC OUT embedded in (24/30 LTC UB VITC UB...
  • Page 58: Setting User Bits

    Setting user bits Entering the User Bits Use the setting menu UB MODE on the RECORDING The user bits allow information, including memos that use SETUP screen to select the user bits to record in the up to eight-digit hexadecimal numbers (date and time), to subcode area.
  • Page 59 Frame rate information recorded in user UseCURSORbuttonstosettheuserbits. bits UB PRESET The frame rate value of video data captured and recorded at a frame rate set in the menu option FRAME RATE or other options in the SYSTEM SETUP screen can be recorded in the user bits and be used in editing equipment +/- : PUSH (computer editing software).
  • Page 60: Setting The Time Code

    Framerate:0Pover0i(:) UsetheCURSORbuttonstosetthetimecode. Time code digit • Range of available time code settings: 00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:29 (other than 24PN), Video 00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:23 (24PN) Ao Ae Bo Be Co Ce TC PRESET Updated frame information REC RUN 0Pmode +/- : PUSH SEL : PUSH Framerate:Pover0P(:) Updated frame...
  • Page 61 VFR (variable frame rate) time code • At 24PN, recording is performed at 24 frames and output uses a 2:3 pull-down scheme to produce 30 frames. • At a frame rate (capture frame rate) of 24P the speed of recording and the output time code matches actual time, but not at any speed other than 24P.
  • Page 62: Externally Locking The Time Code

    Example 2: Connecting two or more AG- Externally Locking the Time Code HPX300Ps with one another, with one being used as the The time code generator built into your AG-HPX300P may be locked to an external generator. It is also possible reference device.
  • Page 63: Outputting The Time Code Externally

    • Now the built-in time code generator is locked to the External synchronisation of the camera reference time code. when the time code is externally locked • When locked to an external time code generator, the time code is at all times locked to the external time code, When the time code is externally locked, the reference which is displayed as a highlighted value on the counter video signals input through the GENLOCK IN connector...
  • Page 64: Genlock And Time Code Input/Output Connection And Setup

    GENLOCK and time code input/output connection and setup GENLOCK input and camera output phase Camera operating conditions Camera setup (In phase:  Out of phase: ×) Video and reference Recording VIDEO OUT, signal to be output GENLOCK input GL PHASE SDI OUT (HD) TC OUT format...
  • Page 65: Viewfinder Screen Status Displays

    Viewfinder Screen Status Displays In addition to video, the viewfinder shows messages indicating camera settings and operating status, center markers, safety zone markers, zebra patterns and other indications. Viewfinder Status Indication Layout The illustration below shows the indications (except MODE CHECK) that are displayed in the viewfinder.
  • Page 66: Screen Displays

    Screen displays 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 2 3 9 9 9 min B 9 0 % L A C K P A U S E U S E R - 1 C A C 1394 F B C 1 0 8 0 i AVC-I 100...
  • Page 67 3 Backup unit displays 9 Calendar • The following indications show the status of backup Month: units connected to the DVCPRO/DV connector. JAN (January), FEB (February), • The following indications are not displayed when MAR (March), APR (April), MAY (May), JUN (June), JUL(July), AUG (August), the menu option 1394 CONTROL in the OTHER SEP (September), OCT (October),...
  • Page 68 16 Zoom position display 25 Media remaining memory display Zoom positions are indicated in a range from Z00 • Set the menu option P2CARD REMAIN in the DISPLAY (maximum wide angle) to Z99 (maximum zoom). SETUP screen to ONE-CARD to display the remaining time on the P2 card being recorded and show the 17 Recommended ND filter display number of the slot it resides in on the left.
  • Page 69: Center Information Display

    •EXTERNAL1DISCONNECT Center Information Display This message appears when the menu option 1394 CONTROL in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen is set to The following information displays (for details, refer to EXT and recording is attempted without connecting an page 67) are provided. external device to the DVCPRO/DV connector.
  • Page 70: Camera Status Display

    Camera status display •ABB ABB indicator •ATWACTIVE Appears when the AUTO W/B BAL switch is set to AWB and ATW is running. •ATW(ATWLOCK) Appears when the WHITE BAL switch is set to B and ATW has been assigned. •AUTOKNEE(ON/OFF) Displayed when changing the AUTO KNEE switch position.
  • Page 71: Checking And Displaying Shooting Status

    Checking and displaying shooting status • Hold down the DISP/MODE CHK button in recording standby or during recording to display the settings of each shooting function, the list of functions assigned to USER buttons and all other information. Release the button to return to the regular screen.
  • Page 72: Mode Check Indication

    MODE CHECK indication MODE CHECK provides an almost complete set of camera information. Items 1 to 4 below are provided only by MODE CHECK. 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 2 3 9 9 9 min B 9 0 % L A C K P A U S E D I O N C 1 6 0 U S E R - 1...
  • Page 73: Center Marker Display

    Center marker display Audio level meter magnification A center marker is displayed when the menu option Press the user button to which MAG A. LVL has been MARKER in the DISPLAY SETUP screen is set to ON. assigned to display a magnification of the audio level meter (available also when LEVEL METER in the DISPLAY SETUP menu is set to OFF).
  • Page 74: Zebra Pattern Display

    Zebra pattern display The AG-HPX300P can display two zebra patterns. OUTPUTSELscreen Turning the ZEBRA switch on displays the zebra pattern Item Setting Description set in the menu in the viewfinder and LCD monitor. A menu ON: setting makes it possible to also display the zebra pattern Displays the zebra pattern on video output via the VIDEO OUT connector.
  • Page 75: Focus Assist Function

    Focus assist function Pressing the FOCUS ASSIST button magnifies the image at the center to facilitate focusing. Set the menu option FOCUS BAR to ON in the DISPLAY SET UP screen to display the FOCUS BAR. FOCUSASSISTbutton  NOTE This function magnifies only the image at the center of the LCD monitor and viewfinder.
  • Page 76: Adjusting And Setting The Lcd Monitor

    Adjusting and setting the LCD monitor Using the LCD Monitor UsethesubscreeninthemenuoptionLCD SETTINGintheDISPLAYSETUPscreen toadjustscreencolorlevel,brightnessand TurnonthePOWERswitchoftheAG- contrast. HPX00P. For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the menus] (page 120). • At LCD SETTING of the DISPLAY SETUP screen, SlidetheOPENbuttoninthearrowAdirection select CHANGE. toopentheLCDmonitor.
  • Page 77: Waveform Monitor Function

    • When a cloth is used to wipe dew or dirt off the LCD monitor, discoloration may appear on the screen. This is not a malfunction. The discoloration disappears in a few minutes. • When the camera-recorder is very cold, the video image in the LCD monitor will appear slightly darker immediately after the power is turned on.
  • Page 78: Adjusting And Setting Up The Viewfinder

    Adjusting and Setting up the Viewfinder Adjusting Right and Left Viewfinder Using the Viewfinder Position TurnonthePOWERswitch. Loosentheviewfinderleft-rightpositioning UsethesubscreeninthemenuoptionEVF rings. SETTINGintheDISPLAYSETUPscreento adjustscreenbrightnessandcontrast. Slidetheviewfinderrightandlefttofinda For details on menu operations, refer to [Using the positionthatfacilitatesviewing. menus] (page 120). • Select CHANGE in the EVF SETTING. DISPLAY SETUP Tighten EVF PEAK LEVEL...
  • Page 79: Emphasizing Image Outlines

     NOTE • Pressing the RESET button when an adjustable value is selected in the setting menu EVF SETTING will return that setting to its factory default. • The LCD monitor will appear darker than usual if the camera recorder is cold when it is turned on. The display will return to its normal brightness as it warms up.
  • Page 80: Handling Setup Data

    Handling setup data Configuration of setup data files This camera makes it possible to save a scene file to each of the F1 to F6 positions on the SCENE FILE dial. Use of an SD memory card makes it possible to save up to four of the F1 to F6 files on an SD card for later retrieval. The setting menu values can be stored as a user file in the camera and up to four files can be stored on the SD memory card.
  • Page 81: Handling Sd Memory Cards

    Formatting, Writing and Reading Setting Data Using an SD memory card By saving up to four files of setup menu settings on an an SD memory card SD or SDHC memory card (optional accessory), you can create a setup card that will allow you to quickly configure Open the CARD FUNCTIONS screen from the setting camera settings before recording.
  • Page 82: How To Use Scene File Data

    The card will not be formatted if the following message How to Use Scene File Data appears when the JOG dial button is pressed: Error message Remedy • Each position of the SCENE FILE dial stores settings for SD CARD FORMAT NG specific shooting situations.
  • Page 83: Changing Scene File Settings

    Changing scene file settings Whenthescreenshownbelowappears,use theJOGdialbuttontoentera-characterfile  Example1: Change the name of the scene name. file. • Turning the JOG dial button changes the character display in the following order: space ()  alphabet (A to Z)  numerics (0 to 9)  symbols (; Turnthescenefiledial,thenselectthescene : <...
  • Page 84: Saving Scene Files And Other Settings On Sd Memory Cards

    Saving scene files and other SelectSAVEandpresstheJOGdialbutton. settings on SD memory cards SCENE FILE LOAD SAVE INIT RETURN You can save up to four scene file settings or other settings LOAD as files on an SD memory card, and you can also load FRAME RATE SAVE (SYNCHRO SCAN)
  • Page 85 To title a file SelectWRITEandpresstheJOGdialbutton, thenselectEXECUTEandpresstheJOGdial button. Performsteps1to. SCENE FILE(SD CARD) FILE SELECT UsetheJOGdialbuttontoselectcharacters, READ >>> thenpresstheJOGdialbuttontomovetothe WRITE RETURN FILE 1 EXECUTE nextcharacter. FILE 2 NO FILE • You can input any of the following characters: FILE 3 NO FILE FILE 4 NO FILE Space, A to Z, 0 to 9, : ;...
  • Page 86: Power Supply

    Chapter 5 Preparation Power Supply A battery or an external DC power supply can be used as Insertthebatteryandslideitinthedirectionof the power supply for the camera-recorder. thearrow. Using a Battery Releaselever The following is a list of batteries that have been tested and verified to work with the camera.
  • Page 87 When using a V-mount type battery When using an NP battery Mount the V-mount adapter plate. Insert the plate and slide it as shown below. MountaV-mountadapterplateonthecamera. • To remove the plate, slide the release lever downwards. Refer to [When using a V-mount type battery] (this page).
  • Page 88: Use Of The External Dc Power Supply

    UseofexternalDCpowersupply Use of the external DC power MakesurethattheoutputvoltageoftheexternalDC supply powersupplymeetstheratedvoltageofthecamerabefore makingaconnection. TheoutputcurrentoftheexternalDCpowersupplyshould belargeenoughtoprovidetheconnectedcamerawithits ConnecttheexternalDCpowersupplytothe totalamperageneedswithareasonablemargin. DCINsocketontheunit. Usethefollowingformulatocalculatethetotalamperage ofthecamera. total power consumption ÷ voltage Whenthepoweristurnedon,arushcurrentoccurs.Ifthe powersupplyisinsufficientduringthistime,thecamera maybedamaged.Therefore,werecommendusingan externalDCpowersupplythatprovidesatleasttwice thetotalpowerconsumedbythecameraandallthe devicesconnectedtotheunitthatpoweronwhenthe camerapowerson(example:lens,wirelessmicrophone receiver).WealsorecommendusingtheproperDCcable DCcable recommendedforyourexternalDCpowersupply. DCINSocket • W henusinganexternalpowersupplyotherthanthe ExternalDC ACadapter,checktheDCINsocketpininformation powersupply toensurecorrectpolarity.Ifa+1Vpowersupplyis accidentallyconnectedtotheGNDterminal,thiscould causeafireorpersonalinjury.
  • Page 89: Mounting And Adjusting The Lens

    Mounting and Adjusting the Lens Mounting the Lens Lowerthelenslevertofirmlytightenthelens. Raisethelensclampingleverandremovethe mountcap. LensClampingLever Securethecablethroughthecableclamp,and plugitintotheLENSconnector. MountCap Cable Tomountthelens,aligntheindentationatthe clamp topcenterofthelensmountwiththecenter markofthelens. Mark LENSConnector For details on the current provided by the lens terminal, refer to page 165. Adjustthelensflangeback. For details, refer to [Adjusting the Lens Flange Back] (page 90).
  • Page 90: Adjusting The Lens Flange Back

    Adjusting the Lens Flange Back Setthezoomringtothewide-angleposition andturntheF.f(flangefocus)ringtoadjust If images are not clearly focused at both telephoto and focus. wide-angle positions during zoom operations, adjust the • Do not move the distance ring during focusing. flange back (distance from the lens mounting surface to the image formation surface).
  • Page 91: White Shading Compensation

    White Shading Compensation White Shading Adjustment The camera can use DEFAULT (fixed value) and three user  NOTE adjustable functions (USER1, USER2, USER3) to store Coloring may occur in the vertical direction near the open white shading compensation data. setting of the lens iris even when the white shading has been Select SHADING SELECT in the setting menu LENS SETUP adjusted.
  • Page 92: Setting Chromatic Aberration Compensation (Cac)

    Adjustwhiteandblackbalance. with this function and any changes in this function. (1) Set the WHITE BAL switch to A or B and use the AUTO W/B BAL switch to make an automatic white balance adjustment.
  • Page 93 Checking CAC data number and CAC data Loading CAC File From an SD Card during operation OpentheLENSSETUPscreen. For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the OpentheLENSSETUPscreen. menus] (page 120). For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the menus] (page 120). UsetheJOGdialbuttontoselectCACCARD READ.ThenselectEXECUTEtoopentheCAC TurntheJOGdialbuttontoselectCAC...
  • Page 94  NOTE Initializing CAC File (Returning Data to • The camera can load up to 8 files. Their Factory Defaults) When an attempt is made to load a new file while 8 files have already been loaded, “READ NG CAC FILE FULL” appears. To load a new file, delete an existing file before loading the new OpentheLENSSETUPscreen. file.
  • Page 95: Preparing For Audio Input

    Preparing for Audio Input Take the following steps to prepare the camera for SettheAUDIOINswitchto[FRONT] connecting audio input devices. dependingontheaudiochanneltobe recorded. When Using the Front Microphone The AG-MC200G microphone kit (optional) includes a microphone that can be mounted on the camera. Openthemicrophoneholder.
  • Page 96: When Using Audio Devices

    SettheAUDIOINswitchtoW.L.fortheaudio channelsthatwillberecorded. AUDIOINSwitch • Set the menu option WIRELESS TYPE in the AUDIO SETUP screen to DUAL for a 2-channel wireless receiver. When Using Audio Devices ConnecttheaudiodevicetotheAUDIOINjack withtheXLRcable. SettheAUDIOINswitchto[REAR]forthe channeltowhichtheXLRcableisconnected. SettheLINE/MIC/+Vselectorswitchonthe rearpanelto[LINE]. LINE/MIC/+VSelectorSwitch AUDIOINJack AUDIOINSwitch...
  • Page 97: Attaching Accessories

    Attaching Accessories Mounting the Camera on a Tripod Removing the Camera from the Tripod Adapter Use an optional (SHAN-TM700) tripod adapter to place the While holding the red lever down, move the black lever in camera on a tripod. the direction of the arrow, and slide the camera backward to remove it.
  • Page 98: Attaching The Rain Cover

    Attaching the Rain Cover Attaching the Eye Cup Attach the eye cup by aligning the projections on the eyepiece and the eye cup. When using the SHAN-RC700 Rain Cover Projections() Tightenthecord Eyepiece Eyecup Securewiththesurfacefastener Securewiththesurfacefastener Attaching the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL Control Knob If you use the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control frequently, attach the accessory knob so that it can be easily...
  • Page 99: Dc Out Connector And External Rec Start/Stop Switch Connection

    DC OUT Connector and External REC Start/Stop Switch Connection The DC OUT connector on the camera can output a 1.5 A current. Connecting an external switch to this connector enables REC Start and Stop control. An LED can be connected and used as a tally lamp, which is convenient when the camera is mounted on a crane during recording.
  • Page 100: Connecting The Aj-Rc10G Remote Controller

    Connecting the AJ-RC10G Remote Controller • Some functions can be remote-controlled when the remote control unit AJ-RC10G (optional accessory) is connected to the camera. • When the AJ-RC10G is connected, the camera automatically enters remote control mode after the power switches of both the camera and the AJ-RC10G are turned ON.
  • Page 101: Thumbnail Operations

    Chapter 6 Manipulating Clips with Thumbnails A clip is a data group that includes the images and sounds created from one shooting session, together with additional information such as text memos and meta data. The following manipulations can be performed using the cursor and SET buttons, while checking the images displayed on the LCD monitor: •...
  • Page 102: Thumbnail Screen

    SLOT n: This indicates a specific clip on the P2 card. Thumbnail Screen (n: slot number 1 or 2) UPDATING..: Press the THUMBNAIL button to display the thumbnail Indicated when the unit is updating the screen on the LCD monitor. Pressing the THUMBNAIL screen or reading data.
  • Page 103 8 Clip Number The numbers set by the camera for all the clips recognized correctly by the P2 card. These numbers are allocated in chronological order, by shooting dates and times. If clips cannot be played because of different recording formats, they are displayed in red.
  • Page 104: Selecting Thumbnails

    Selecting Thumbnails Playing back Clips Multiple thumbnails can be randomly selected in the thumbnail screen. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. • The thumbnail screen appears on the LCD Usethecursorbuttonstomovethepointer monitor. (yellowframe)tothedesiredclipandpressthe SETbutton. Usethecursorbuttonstomovethepointerover • The frame around the selected thumbnail changes thedesiredclip. to a blue frame. Press the SET button again to deselect the clip.
  • Page 105: Switching The Thumbnail Display

    Switching the Thumbnail Display SelectTHUMBNAILfromthethumbnailmenu. • Switch the thumbnail display by selecting one of The display can be switched so that only those clips the following items: matching the specified conditions are displayed in the thumbnail screen. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. • The thumbnail screen appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 106: Changing Thumbnails

     NOTE Changing thumbnails Display clip properties by selecting PROPERTY  CLIP PROPERTY on the thumbnail menu to confirm the position of It is possible to replace thumbnails with images that the thumbnail (the number of frames from the top of the include previously attached text memos while images are clip).
  • Page 107: Text Memo

    Text Memo Playing back a clip at the position where a text memo is recorded During recording or playback, you can add text memos to clips. Text memos can be used to play back clips at some point or break clips into chunks and copy the necessary PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton.
  • Page 108: Deleting Clips

    Using a text memo to break a clip and Withthepointerlocatedinthelowerpart,move copy the necessary portion thepointertothedesiredtextmemonumber usingthecursorrightandleftbuttons(p/o). Then,pressthePLAY/PAUSEbutton. Selectthedesiredtextmemoinaclipby • Playback will start from the time code position of carryingoutsteps1-for[Playingbackaclip the text memo where the pointer is located. atthepositionwhereatextmemoisrecorded] If the STOP button is pressed during playback (page10).
  • Page 109: Restoring Clips

    Reconnection of Incomplete Clips Thefollowingscreenappears.Usethecursor buttonsandtheSETbuttontoselectYES. Incomplete clips may be generated when clips recorded on multiple P2 cards (connected clips) are separately copied to different cards. The reconnection function generates one clip (the original, connected clip) from incomplete clips. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. •...
  • Page 110: Setting Of Clip Meta Data

    Setting of Clip Meta Data PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttonand selectOPERATIONCOPYfromthe Information such as the name of the person who shot the thumbnailmenu. video, the name of the reporter, the shooting location, or a • Select slot 1-2 or SD memory card as the text memo can be read from the SD memory card, and can destination.
  • Page 111 Viewer from the following URL and install it on your PC: altitude, latitude and longitude of the shoot. Such data can be set in the property of a recorded clip. Regarding SD memory cards to be used, see [SD memory *3 Be sure to enter [TEXT] when entering MEMO.
  • Page 112 Selecting the USER CLIP NAME recording Usethecursorbuttonstomovethepointerto method theitemtoconfirmandpresstheSETbutton. • Use this function to check loaded metadata Select META DATA  USER CLIP NAME from the thumbnail settings. menu to select the recording method. Two options are available: TYPE1 and TYPE2. TYPE1(Factorydefaults) USER CLIP NAME to be recorded...
  • Page 113 Exampleofrecording(DVCPROHD)aclipononePcard: Recordingstart Recordingpause Recordingduration=Approx.min Clip1 Clip COUNTvalue COUNTvalue =0001 =000 Approx.min Approx.min ExampleofrecordingaclipontwoPcards: Recordingstart Recordingpause Clip1 Clip COUNTvalue COUNTvalue =000 =000 ndcard 1stcard If the clip thumbnails are displayed as shown in the example above or their properties are indicated using a P2 device, the thumbnail and COUNT value of clip 1 will be displayed.
  • Page 114: Setting Of Proxy (Optional)

    Setting of Proxy (optional) Formatting a P2 Card Installing the video encoder card (AJ-YAX800G, optional accessory) in P2 card slot 2 makes it possible to set up the PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. proxy recording function. • The thumbnail screen appears on the LCD The video encoder card is not recognized when inserted if monitor.
  • Page 115: Formatting Sd Memory Cards

    Formatting SD memory cards Setting the Thumbnail Display Mode SD memory cards can also be formatted from the thumbnail screen. With an SD memory card inserted into The thumbnail display mode can be customized to suit the unit, perform the following operation: your preferences.
  • Page 116: Properties

    DATE FORMAT: Properties You can specify the display order for the shooting date as either Year/Month/Day (Y-M- Properties display clip properties and P2 card status. D), Month/Day/Year (M-D-Y) or Day/Month/ Year It is possible to edit and rewrite recorded clip metadata (D-M-Y).
  • Page 117: P2 Card Status Display

    REC RATE: PressOKonthekeyboardtowritethemodified The recording frame rate is displayed. (Only metadataontheclipandreturntothemetadata displayed for clips recorded using native recording with the VFR function.) window. 5 Clip Meta Data  NOTE Displays more detailed data about the clip. Use the • LOCATION (recording location data) data for a SHOOT cannot cursor buttons to move the pointer, and press the be deleted independently.
  • Page 118  Contents of P2 Card Status Display DIR ENTRY NG CARD: The directory structure on the P2 card is not Settings supported. From the thumbnail menu, select PROPERTY  CARD For details on P2 card status indications, refer to [2. P2 STATUS.
  • Page 119: Sd Memory Card Status Display

    DIR ENTRY NG CARD: The directory structure on the P2 card is not supported. For details on P2 card status indications, refer to [2. P2 Card Status (used memory capacity)] SD memory card Status Display The status display enables a confirmation of the SD memory card formatted condition, available memory capacity etc.
  • Page 120: Chapter 7 Menu Operations

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations Viewfinder and LCD Menus Using the menus UsetheJOGdialbutton(ortheUpandDown cursorbuttons)tohighlightthefunctionyou Use the setup menus to change the settings to suit the wanttochange. scenes you are shooting or what you are recording. • If the thumbnail menu is displayed, press the MAIN MENU THUMBNAIL button to clear the display.
  • Page 121: Initializing The Menu Settings

    Initializing user files and scene files UsetheJOGdialbuttontochangethesetting simultaneously value. You can return the user files and the six scene files to their SW MODE factory defaults by selecting YES in the menu option MENU LOW GAIN INIT in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen. MID GAIN HIGH GAIN 12dB...
  • Page 122: Setup Menu Structure

  • Page 124: Setup Menu List

    Setup menu list SCENE FILE screen Item Setting Notes LOAD/SAVE/INIT Loads, saves and initializes settings of the scene file • A change in scene files affects only assigned to the current scene dial position (one F1 the scene file at the current scene dial –...
  • Page 125 Item Setting Notes MASTER PED Adjusts the black master pedestal that serves as the • Hold down the JOG dial button and video reference. turn it downwards or upwards and maintain this position to quickly –100 ... 0 ... +100 change values.
  • Page 126: System Setup Screen

    Item Setting Notes V DETAIL FREQ Sets vertical detail. THIN: Produces fine detail. MID: Produces less detail and wider edging. THICK: Produces even less detail and the widest edging effect. • Progressive recording made at THIN or MID cause horizontal lines or oblique lines that are almost horizontal to flicker when viewed on a normal monitor TV (60i: Interlace).
  • Page 127 Item Setting Notes REC FORMAT (Continued from the previous page) • Not available when 1080i or 720P DVCPRO HD/60P, DVCPRO HD/30PN, is set in SYSTEM MODE and REC DVCPRO HD/24PN: Uses the DVCPRO HD codec SIGNAL is 1394. for recording. Shooting and recording at 60P, 30PN •...
  • Page 128: Sw Mode Screen

    SW MODE screen Item Setting Notes LOW GAIN Sets the gain value assigned to the L position of the GAIN switch. –3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB MID GAIN Sets the gain value assigned to the M position of the GAIN switch.
  • Page 129: Recording Setup Screen

    Item Setting Notes AUTO KNEE SW Selects the function of the OUTPUT/AUTO KNEE. • In the following conditions, selecting ON: Setting AUTO KNEE to ON turns on the AUTO DRS results in the same operation KNEE function. mode as when ON is selected. OFF: The AUTO KNEE function is not available even - When set to 1080/30PN, 1080/24PN when AUTO KNEE is set to ON.
  • Page 130: Audio Setup Screen

    AUDIO SETUP screen Item Setting Notes FRONT VR CH1 Enables/disables Front Audio Level control of CH1 • When the AUDIO SELECT CH1 switch input. is set to AUTO and auto adjustment FRONT: Enables Front Audio Level control of mode is active, the Front Audio Level microphone input to CH1.
  • Page 131 Item Setting Notes 25M REC CH SEL Selects the audio channels to be recorded in the • Not available in the following DVCPRO and DV formats. conditions. 2CH: Only recorded on CH1 and CH2. - When SYSTEM MODE is 1080i-59.94i 4CH: Records on all four channels.
  • Page 132: Output Sel Screen

    OUTPUT SEL screen Item Setting Notes SDI SELECT Sets the signal format type output from the SDI OUT • Not available when SYSTEM MODE is connector. set to 480-59.94i. Then 480i is output AUTO: Depends on SYSTEM MODE setting. at all times. 1080i : Outputs 1080-59.94i also when SYSTEM MODE setting is 720-59.94P.
  • Page 133 Item Setting Notes EVF SETTING Adjusts viewfinder brightness and contrast on a subscreen. (Subscreen) EVF BRIGHTNESS EVF CONTRAST EVF B.LIGHT Adjusts viewfinder backlight brightness. HIGH, NORMAL, LOW EVF COLOR Selects whether the viewfinder image will be displayed in color or monochrome. ON: Color display OFF: Monochrome display ZEBRA1 DETECT...
  • Page 134: Battery Setup Screen

    Item Setting Notes P2CARD REMAIN Determines how remaining P2 card capacity is displayed. TOTAL: Displays value for both cards. ONE-CARD: Indicates the remaining capacity of the card that is being recorded. OTHER DISPLAY Sets display of other data. PARTIAL: Displays some of the data. ALL: Displays all data.
  • Page 135 Item Setting Notes ENDURA7 NEAR Sets the near end voltage for ENDURA7. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.4 V ... 15.0 V ENDURA10 NEAR Sets the near end voltage for ENDURA10. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.4 V ... 15.0 V ENDURA-D NEAR Sets the near end voltage for ENDURA-D.
  • Page 136: Card Functions Screen

    CARD FUNCTIONS screen Item Setting Notes SCENE FILE Reads/writes scene files from/onto the SD memory card. FILE SELECT: Selects scene files (1 to 4). READ: Reads the selected scene file (1 – 4) settings stored on the SD memory card. WRITE: Saves the current scene file (1 –...
  • Page 137: Other Functions Screen

    OTHER FUNCTIONS screen Item Setting Notes USER FILE Saves user files to camera memory, loads them into • Not available when PC MODE SELECT camera memory or initializes them. (For details, refer is set to USB DEVICE and PC MODE to page 80.) is set to ON.
  • Page 138: Diagnostic Screen

    DIAGNOSTIC screen Item Setting Notes VERSION Indicates the version of the firmware used in this camera. A subscreen provides details on which firmware versions are used. (Subscreen) CAM SOFT: Camera microprocessor software SYSCON SOFT: Software for system control microprocessor P2CS BL2-1: Boot program 1 for P2 control microprocessor P2CS BL2-2: Boot program 2 for P2 control microprocessor...
  • Page 139: Chapter 8 Connecting To External Devices

    Chapter 8 Connecting to External Devices Functionality Provided by Connections to USB 2.0 Connector  NOTE Connecting to a computer in USB You can use the menu option USER MAIN/USER1/ device mode USER2 in the SW MODE screen to assign PC MODE settings to a user button.
  • Page 140: Usb Host Mode

    TerminatingUSBmode PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. Use one of the following three methods. • The thumbnail screen opens. • Set the camera POWER switch to OFF. • Make sure that USB HOST appears at the bottom • Set the PC MODE option in the SYSTEM SETUP right of the screen.
  • Page 141 FAT formatted hard disk Viewing hard disk drive data Use the following procedures to view data on a hard disk drive connected via USB. SwitchtoUSBhostmode. For details, refer to [Switching to USB Host Mode] (page 140). ConnectaharddiskdriveviaUSB. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton.Openthe 1 PARTITION thumbnailscreen. Use this function to view hard disk drive type.
  • Page 142 6 REMAIN 9 DATE/TIME Indicates remaining capacity (units: GB) on the hard Indicates the date and time data was recorded on the disk drive. partition. 7 Partition number 10 SERIAL Indicates the number of partitions (in units of P2 cards) Indicates the serial number of P2 card that originally on the hard disk drive.
  • Page 143  NOTE SelectOPERATIONFORMAT(HDD)inthe • A TYPESharddiskdrivecanwritedataincardunits.Up menuanduseacursorbuttonandtheSET toPcardscanbesavedtoaharddiskdrive. buttontoselectYES. ThePcarddatarecordedonaharddiskdriveare • Select YES in the confirmation message that recognizedasseparatedrives. appears again to start hard disk drive formatting. • T owritePcardswithbadclips,itisagoodideatorepair • Handled as a “TYPE S” hard disk drive after theseclipsbeforewritingthemtoaharddiskdrive. formatting.
  • Page 144 • A hard disk drive is a precision instrument whose read and write functions may fail in some operating andpresstheSETbutton. environments. • Please note that Panasonic accepts no liability whatsoever for data loss or other losses either direct or SelectOPERATIONIMPORTALLfrom indirect arising from hard disk damage or other defects.
  • Page 145: Connections To The Dvcpro/Dv Connector

    Connections to the DVCPRO/DV Connector Recording signals input to the Time Code and User Bits • When input from the IEEE1394 interface is selected, DVCPRO/DV connector the time code or user bits input to the TC IN connector cannot be recorded on a P2 card. •...
  • Page 146: Control Of External Devices Through 1394 Connection

    Control of external devices through -pintype 1394 connection Connecting an external device for backup recording to the DVCPRO/DV connector allows the operator to control start and stop recording from the camera. -pintype • AV signals may be disrupted when connected devices Connecta1cable(DVcable). are turned on and off or when the interface cable is For details, see [Precautions in 1394 Connections]...
  • Page 147: Chapter 9 Maintenance And Inspections

    Chapter 9 Maintenance and Inspections Inspections Before Shooting Make sure you check that the system is operating normally Inspecting the Camera Unit before embarking on a shoot. We recommend using a colour video monitor to check the image. Setthezoomtoelectriczoommodeandcheck Preparing for Inspections thezoomoperation.
  • Page 148: Inspecting The Memory Recording Functions

    Inspecting the Memory Recording Inspecting the Audio Level Automatic Adjustment Functions Make sure you successively carry out the inspections from SettheAUDIOSELECTCH1andCH [Inspecting the P2 Card Recording] to [Inspecting the switchesto[AUTO]. Earphone and Speaker]. Inspecting the P2 Card Recording SettheAUDIOINswitchto[FRONT]. Checkonthedisplayinsidetheviewfinderthat AimthemicrophoneconnectedtotheMICIN theremainingPcardrecordingcapacityis jackatanappropriatesoundsource.Then,...
  • Page 149 Inspection for Using an External Inspection of the clock, time code, and Microphone user bits ConnectanexternalmicrophonetotheREAR1 Settheuserbitsasrequired. andREARconnectors. Please refer to [Setting user bits] (page 58) for the setting procedures. SettheAUDIOINswitchto[REAR]. Setthetimecode. Please refer to [Setting the Time Code] (page 60) for SettheLINE/MIC/+Vselectorswitcheson the setting procedures.
  • Page 150: Maintenance

    Maintenance Eyepiece Care Cleaning Inside the Viewfinder Detach the eyepiece to remove dust from the LCD screen  When the outer lens is soiled inside the viewfinder. Remove surface dust using a soft brush or blower For details, refer to [Detaching the eyepiece] (this page). brush before cleaning with a commercially available Use a soft brush or blower brush to remove dust from the lens cleaner (or lens cleaning paper).
  • Page 151: Warning System

    Warning System Warning Description Tables If a problem is detected immediately after the power is turned on, or during operation, this will be indicated by the WARNING lamp, lamps inside the viewfinder and a warning tone. Warning description Warning LCD or viewfinder Warning Alarm Priority...
  • Page 152 (Continued from the previous page) Warning description Warning LCD or viewfinder Warning Alarm Priority Tally lamp and recording/playback Countermeasures type indication lamp tone operation Check the camera and device The DVCPRO/DV cable 1394 Blinks 4 Blinks 4 connections, 1394 INITIAL ERROR Blinks has become disconnected connection times per...
  • Page 153: Warning And Error Display For Thumbnail Operation And Usb Host Mode

    Warning and Error Display for Thumbnail Operation and USB HOST MODE Item Message Description Measure Data cannot be accessed because it is Restore media and clips to normal state CANNOT ACCESS! corrupted or for other reasons. before access. Any thumbnails that cannot be produced on the AVC-Intra 100 or AVC-Intra 50 and CANNOT CHANGE! Set SYSTEM MODE according to the clips.
  • Page 154 (Continued from the previous page) Item Message Description Measure CANNOT ACCESS An error occurred during P2 card access. Check P2 card. CARD! CANNOT ACCESS An error occurred during hard disk access. Check hard disk status and connection. TARGET! CANNOT FORMAT! The hard disk cannot be initialized.
  • Page 155: Updating The Firmware Incorporated Into The Unit

    Logger) PASS (P2 Asset Support System) is only available to customers who have completed customer registration with Panasonic. Log in to PASS and use the dedicated tool (P2_Status_Logger) to check the version information of the firmware on the unit and download links to pages containing the necessary firmware.For further information about downloading and using P2_Status_Logger, log in to PASS and refer to the relevant pages.Besides access to PASS, completing customer...
  • Page 156: Chapter 10 Index

    Chapter 10 Index Connector signal ..........164 Control of external devices ......146 MENU 1394 AUDIO OUT ..........131 Copying ............109 MENU 1394 CMD SEL ..........137 Counter .............. 64 MENU 1394 CONFIG ..........138 cue up ............... 42 1394 connection ..........
  • Page 157 Microphone ............95 MENU MID GAIN ............128 MENU GAMMA ............125 MODE CHECK ........... 72 GENLOCK ............64 MENU MODEL NAME ..........138 MENU GL PHASE ............137 MENU MONITOR SELECT .......... 131 MENU H PHASE ............137 MENU NAME EDIT ............
  • Page 158 MENU REC FUNCTION ..........129 REC REVIEW Function ........40 MENU TC MODE ............129 MENU REC SIGNAL ........... 126 MENU TC OUT ............132 Reconnection ..........109 MENU TC VIDEO SYNCHRO ........132 Recording formats ..........44 MENU TEST TONE ............131 Recording functions ........
  • Page 159 MENU W.BAL.PRESET ..........128 Warning System ..........151 warnings ............69 Waveform monitor function ........ 77 MENU WFM ..............128 White Balance ........... 48 White Shading Compensation ......91 wireless receiver ..........95 MENU WIRELESS TYPE ..........131 MENU WIRELESS WARN ..........131 Zebra pattern .............
  • Page 160: Chapter 11 Specifications

    Chapter 11 Specifications Dimensions and specifications Dimensions 441 mm (17-3/8 inches) 251 mm (9-7/8 inches) 150 mm (5-7/8 inches) 343 mm (3-1/2 inches) 246 mm (9-11/16 inches) Specifications General Power supply: DC12 V (11 V to 17 V) Power consumption: 18 W (with the supplied lens, 3.2 LCD monitor) indicates safety information.
  • Page 161 Camera Unit Pickup devices: 1/3 inch progressive, 2.2 megapixel, 3MOS sensor Lens mount: 1/3 inch bayonet type Color separation optical Prism system system: ND filter: 4 positions (CLEAR, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND) Gain settings: –3/0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+24 dB Shutter speed: • 60i/60p mode: 1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. •...
  • Page 162 Digital video Unit Sampling Frequency: AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: Y: 74.1758 MHz, P : 37.0879 MHz DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, P : 6.75 MHz DVCPRO: Y: 13.5 MHz, P : 3.375 MHz Quantizing: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bits Video Compression Format: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile...
  • Page 163 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 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 164: Connector Signal Description

    CAM DATA (H) CAM DATA (C) CAM CONT (H) +12 V CAM CONT (C) R/C ON Panasonic Part No. K1AA104H0038 R/C VIDEO OUT Manufacturer Part No. HA16RX-4P (SW1) (76) R/C VIDEO GND (Hirose Electric Co.) UNREG +12 V (Max 0.6 A) Panasonic Part No.
  • Page 165 RXON Remotepoweroutputtoawireless IRIS-G-MAX receiver. EXT-POSI RFWARN RFwarninginputfromawireless ZOOM-POSI receiver FOCUS-POSI Notused SPARE Notused SPARE1 Notused Panasonic Part No. K1AY112JA001 SPARE Notused Manufacturer Part No. HR10A-10R-12SC (71) EXTCLK Notused (Hirose Electric Co.) CLKSHIELD Notused CH-SHIELD CH-HOT Audioinputfromawireless receiver:CHHOT CH-COLD Audioinputfromawireless receiver:CHCOLD +.V...
  • Page 166 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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