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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions High Definition Video Camera HC-V700 Model No. HC-V707 HC-V707M Before use, please read these instructions completely. VQT3Y64...
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Condensation occurs when the ambient content temperature or humidity changes. Be careful of condensation since it causes lens or LCD Panasonic does not accept any monitor stains, fungus and camera responsibility for damages directly or malfunction. indirectly due to any type of problems that ≥...
  • Page 3: This Unit

    ≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an arrow, for example: l 00 These operating instructions are designed for use with models HC-V707 HC-V700 . Pictures may be slightly HC-V707M different from the original. ≥ The illustrations used in these operating...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Information for Your Safety......2 Advanced (Recording) Preparation Using the zoom ........40 Zoom ratio during the Still Picture Names and Functions of Main Parts ..6 Recording Mode ....... 41 Power supply..........9 Image Stabilizer Function ...... 42 Inserting/removing the battery..... 9 1080/50p recording .........
  • Page 5 Advanced (Playback) Copy/Dubbing Playback Operations ......76 Copying between SD card and Built-in Motion picture playback Memory [HC-V707M]......106 using operation icon ......76 Connecting a DVD burner to copy to/ Creating still picture play back a disc ........109 from motion picture ......
  • Page 6: Preparation

    Preparation Names and Functions of Main Parts Shoe adaptor release lever [SHOE ADAPTOR RELEASE] (l 157) Intelligent auto/Manual button [iA/MANUAL] (l 25, 69) Optical image stabilizer button O.I.S.] (l 42) USB terminal [ ] (l 110, 117, 131) 1080/50p button [1080/50p] (l 43) Power button [ ] (l 14) Battery release lever [BATT] (l 9)
  • Page 7 11 Speaker 12 Internal stereo microphones 13 Lens cover ≥ The lens cover opens in Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode. (l 15) 14 Built-in flash (l 50) 15 Step up ring attachment part (concave) (l 73) 16 Lens 17 Video light (l 53, 68) 18 Shoe adaptor mounting part...
  • Page 8 23 Tripod receptacle ≥ If you attach a tripod which has 5.5 mm screw or larger, it may damage this unit. 24 SD card cover (l 13) 25 Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 13) 26 Card slot (l 13) 27 Photoshot button [ ] (l 22) 28 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture...
  • Page 9: Power Supply

    Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries which do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
  • Page 10: Charging The Battery

    It is possible to charge by connecting to other device with the USB cable (supplied). Please refer to page 132. ≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 150. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 11). - 10 -...
  • Page 11: Charging And Recording Time

    However, it will be constantly displayed when the remaining battery time becomes less than 30 minutes. ≥ The remaining battery capacity is displayed when using the Panasonic battery that you can use for this unit. The actual time can vary depending on your actual use.
  • Page 12: Recording To A Card

    ≥ Please confirm the latest information about SD Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards/ SDXC Memory Cards that can be used for motion picture recording on the following website. (This website is in English only.) ≥ Operation of the SD Memory Cards 256 MB or less is not guaranteed. Also, the SD Memory Card 32 MB or less cannot be used for the motion picture recording.
  • Page 13: Inserting/Removing An Sd Card

    Inserting/removing an SD card When using an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the SD card. (l 37) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
  • Page 14: Turning The Unit On/Off

    Preparation Turning the unit on/off You can turn the unit on and off using the power button or by opening and closing the LCD monitor. Turning the unit on and off with the power button Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit. To turn off the unit Hold down the power button until the status indicator goes off.
  • Page 15: Selecting A Mode

    Preparation Selecting a mode Change the mode to recording or playback. Operate the mode switch to change the mode to Motion Picture Recording Mode (l 20) Still Picture Recording Mode (l 22) Playback Mode (l 27, 76) Preparation How to use the touch screen You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger.
  • Page 16: About The Touch Menu

    ∫ About the operation icons These icons are used to switch the menu and thumbnail display page, for item selection and setting etc. Touch to return to the previous screen such as when setting menus. About the Touch Menu Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to switch the operation icons.
  • Page 17: Setting Date And Time

    ≥ Do not touch the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens. Preparation Setting date and time When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will appear.
  • Page 18: Basic

    Basic Before recording ∫ Basic camera positioning 1 Hold the unit with both hands. 2 Put your hand through the grip belt. 3 It is convenient to use the recording button icon A when holding the unit around your waist. ≥...
  • Page 19: Selecting A Media To Record [Hc-V707M]

    Basic Selecting a media to record [HC-V707M] The card and built-in memory can be selected separately to record motion pictures or still pictures. Change the mode to Select the menu. (l 30) : [MEDIA SELECT] MENU Touch the media to record motion pictures or still pictures.
  • Page 20: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording motion pictures Change the mode to Open the LCD monitor. Press the recording start/stop button to start recording. A Recording button icon B When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥. ≥ Recording can also be started/stopped by touching the recording button icon. This icon functions in the same manner as the recording start/stop button.
  • Page 21 ≥ To change the recording format, change the Recording Mode (l 56) or press and hold the 1080/50p button. (l 43) ≥ Still pictures can be recorded while recording the motion picture. (l 24) ≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording and pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.
  • Page 22: Recording Still Pictures

    Basic Recording still pictures Change the mode to Open the LCD monitor. Press the button halfway. (For Auto Focus only) Focus indication: A Focus indication: ± (The white lamp flashes.): Focusing ¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus No mark: When focusing is unsuccessful.
  • Page 23 ∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording R3000 R3000 R3000 Still picture operation indicator (l 137) MEGA Remaining number of still pictures R3000 (Flashes in red when [0] appears.) Size of still pictures (l 65) ≥ Screen display will disappear when MEGA optical image stabilizer (l 22) MEGA no touch operation is performed for...
  • Page 24: Recording Still Pictures In Motion Picture Recording Mode

    Recording still pictures in Motion Picture Recording Mode You can record still pictures even in Motion Picture Recording Mode. ¬ Change the mode to Press the button fully (press to the bottom) to take the picture. ≥ It is possible to record still pictures while recording motion pictures. (Simultaneous recording) ≥...
  • Page 25: Intelligent Auto Mode

    Basic Intelligent Auto Mode The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what you want to record. /MANUAL Intelligent auto/Manual button Press this button to switch Intelligent Auto Mode/Manual Mode. ≥ Please refer to page 69 about Manual Mode. Mode Effect Portrait...
  • Page 26: Intelligent Auto Mode

    ≥ Depending on the recording conditions, the unit may not enter the desired mode. ≥ In the Portrait, Spotlight, or Low Light Mode, the face will be surrounded by a white frame when detected. In the Portrait Mode, a subject that is bigger and close to centre of the screen will be surrounded by an orange frame.
  • Page 27: Motion Picture/Still Picture Playback

    Basic Motion picture/Still picture playback Change the mode to Touch the play mode select icon A. (l 16) HC-V700 HC-V707 Select the still picture B or the recording format of the motion picture C you wish to play back. HC-V707M...
  • Page 28 Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon. F Operation icon 0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s ≥ Operation icons and screen display will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of time. To display them again, touch the screen.
  • Page 29: Motion Picture Compatibility

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

    Basic Using the menu screen ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display . (l 16) MENU Touch MENU Touch the desired item to enter the setting. MENU Touch the top menu A. Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu setting.
  • Page 31: Using The Setup Menu

    Basic Using the Setup Menu ≥ The items displayed differ depending on the position or settings of the mode switch. Select the menu. : [SETUP] # desired setting MENU [DISPLAY] [5 SECONDS]/[ON] Set the display method for the screen information display. [5 SECONDS]: Information is displayed on the screen for 5 seconds after starting the recording mode, starting to playback, or touching the screen.
  • Page 32: Date Format

    ≥ When the home region is set for the first time, the screen for selecting home/travel destination appears after setting the home region successively. If the home region has already been set once, execute the menu operation for Step 1. (Only when setting the region of your travel destination) Touch...
  • Page 33 [O.I.S. LOCK DISPLAY] [ON]/[OFF] Set the display method for the O.I.S. lock icon ( [ON]: Constantly displayed. [OFF]: Icons will disappear after approx. 5 seconds without any touch operation. [EXT. DISPLAY] [SIMPLE]/[DETAIL]/[OFF] Please refer to page 99. [ECONOMY (BATT)] [ON]/[OFF] When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit automatically turns off to save battery life.
  • Page 34 ≥ When in Quick Start Standby Mode about 70% of the power used in recording pause mode is being consumed, so the recording time will be reduced. HC-V700 HC-V707 ≥ Quick Start will not work if there is no SD card inserted.
  • Page 35 [SELECT OPERATION ICONS] You can change the operation icons to display in the Touch Menu. Register 3 favourite operation icons. ≥ The default settings are, (Fade), (PRE-REC) and (Video Light) for Motion Picture Recording Mode, and (Built-in flash), (Self-timer) and (Backlight Compensation) for Still Picture Recording Mode.
  • Page 36: Hdmi Resolution

    Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition. ≥ Settings for [MEDIA SELECT] , [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not be changed. HC-V700 HC-V707 * For users who have , this menu is not displayed.
  • Page 37: Format Card

    HC-V700 HC-V707 [FORMAT CARD] Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, DVD disc etc. (l 109, 122) ≥...
  • Page 38 HC-V700 HC-V707 [CARD STATUS] The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card can be checked. ≥ When the mode switch is set to , remaining recordable time for the selected recording mode is displayed. ≥ Touch [EXIT] to close the indication.
  • Page 39 [DEMO MODE] [ON]/[OFF] This item is used to start the unit demonstration. (Only when the mode is at the position) If [DEMO MODE] is switched to [ON] and you touch [EXIT] when there is no SD card inserted and while this unit is connected to the AC adaptor, the demonstration automatically starts. If any operation takes place, the demonstration is cancelled.
  • Page 40: Advanced (Recording)

    Advanced (Recording) Using the zoom Zoom lever/Zoom button icons T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) A Zoom bar ≥ Maximum zoom ratio for recording motion pictures can be set with [ZOOM MODE]. (l 55) ≥...
  • Page 41: Zoom Ratio During The Still Picture Recording Mode

    Zoom ratio during the Still Picture Recording Mode The zoom ratio can be expanded up to 50k without degrading the picture quality for the Still Picture Recording Mode. (Extra Optical Zoom) ≥ Extra optical zoom ratio varies depending on the setting of [PICTURE SIZE] and [ASPECT RATIO].
  • Page 42: Image Stabilizer Function

    Advanced (Recording) Image Stabilizer Function Use the image stabilizer to reduce the effects of shake during recording. This unit is equipped with Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer. Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer is a hybrid of optical and electrical image stabilizer. Optical image stabilizer button O.I.S.
  • Page 43: 1080/50P Recording

    Advanced (Recording) 1080/50p recording This is a recording mode that can record in 1080/50p (1920k1080/50 progressive), which is the highest picture quality for this unit. 1080/50p button To set to 1080/50p recording mode, press and hold the button until is displayed. 1080/50p ≥...
  • Page 44: Recording With The Touch Function

    Advanced (Recording) Recording with the Touch Function You can record using convenient functions just by the easy operation of touching the screen. Touch (left side)/ (right side) of the Touch Menu to display Touch Function icons. (l 16) Touch the Touch Function icon. (e.g.
  • Page 45: Start Recording

    AF/AE tracking It is possible to set the focus and exposure to the subject specified on the touch screen. The focus and exposure will keep following the subject automatically even if it moves. (Dynamic tracking) Touch ≥ When [FACE RECOG.] (l 57) is [ON] and a registered face is detected, the target is automatically locked.
  • Page 46: Optical Image Stabilizer Lock

    Optical Image Stabilizer Lock In Motion Picture Recording Mode, you can further improve optical image stabilization by touching and holding . With this function, you can further reduce the effects of the shake that tends to occur when using zoom. Press the Optical Image Stabilizer button to turn the image stabilizer on.
  • Page 47: Recording Functions Of Operation Icons

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of operation icons Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded. Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display the operation icons. (l 16) Touch an operation icon. PRE-REC (e.g.
  • Page 48: Intelligent Contrast Control

    Fade When you start recording, the image/audio gradually (Fade in) appears. (Fade in) When you pause recording, the image/audio gradually disappears. (Fade out) ≥ The Fade setting is cancelled when the recording stops. ∫ To select the colour for fade in/out (Fade out) : [RECORD SETUP] # [FADE COLOUR] # MENU...
  • Page 49: Smile Shot

    ≥ PRE-REC is cancelled in the following cases. j If you change the mode HC-V700 HC-V707 If you remove the SD card HC-V707M If you remove the SD card while [MEDIA SELECT] is set to [VIDEO/SD CARD] j If you touch...
  • Page 50 ≥ Depending on the recording conditions (type of smile, camera shake, etc.), the face of the subject may not be detected correctly. ≥ The number of recording pixels are (3200k1800) or (1920k1080). (l 65) ≥ When still pictures that have been recorded using the Smile Shot are displayed as thumbnails, the appears.
  • Page 51: Backlight Compensation

    Self-timer This is for recording still pictures using the timer. Each time the icon is selected, the indication changes by one setting in the following order: Ø10 (Records after 10 seconds) # Ø2 (Records after 2 seconds) # setting cancelled ≥...
  • Page 52: Tele Macro

    Tele Macro A more impressive image can be obtained by focusing on the object only in close-up and shading off the background. ≥ The unit can focus on the subject at a distance of approx. 60 cm. ≥ When the Tele Macro is set with the zoom magnification less than 26k in Motion Picture Recording Mode, it will automatically be set to 26k.
  • Page 53: Colour Night View

    Colour Night View This function allows you to record colour images in very low light situations. (Minimum required illumination: approx. 1 lx) ≥ Recorded scene is seen as if frames were missed. ≥ If set in a bright place, the screen may become washed out for a while. ≥...
  • Page 54: Recording Functions Of Menus

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of menus [SCENE MODE] When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures. : [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting MENU [OFF]: Cancel the setting To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback 5Sports: and pause of playback Portrait:...
  • Page 55: Zoom Mode

    ≥ (Sports) j During normal playback, the image movement may not look smooth. j Colour and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting. j If the brightness is insufficient, the Sports Mode does not function. The display flashes. ≥ (Portrait) j Colour and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting.
  • Page 56: Rec Mode

    [REC MODE] Switch the picture quality and recording format of the motion pictures to record. : [RECORD SETUP] # [REC MODE] # desired setting MENU [HA]/[HG]/[HX]/[HE] Set the recording mode to 1080/50i. [1080/50p] Set the recording mode to 1080/50p. [iFrame] Set the recording mode to iFrame.
  • Page 57: Face Recog

    ≥ Still pictures are recorded to the SD card after Relay Recording. is displayed on the thumbnail display during the playback of the scene that was relay- ≥ recorded on the built-in memory. [FACE RECOG.] Face Recognition is a function for finding faces that resemble faces which have already been registered and automatically prioritising focus and exposure for those faces.
  • Page 58: Changing The Information Of A Registered Person

    Entering text ≥ The characters can be conveniently input without moving the cursor when the [Auto Cursor Position] is set to [ON]. (l 36) Icon Description of operation [A] etc. Enters a character. Moves the cursor to left or right. [A/a] Switches between [A]/[a] (alphabet) and [&/1] (symbols/numbers).
  • Page 59 [FOCUS ICON]: This changes the focus indication (l 22) icon that appears during still picture recording. (Only displayed when Face Recognition is in use.) ≥ Touch the icon you wish to have displayed. Touch [ENTER]. ∫ Cancelling a registered person Select the menu.
  • Page 60: Face Framing

    [FACE FRAMING] Detected faces appear with frames. : [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE FRAMING] # desired setting MENU [PRIMARY]: Only the prioritised face framing is displayed. [ALL]: All face detection framings are displayed. [OFF]: Cancel the setting. ≥ Up to 15 frames are indicated. Larger faces and faces nearer to the centre of the screen take preference over others.
  • Page 61 [AUTO SLOW SHTR (3D)] This auto slow shutter function is only used with the 3D Conversion Lens (optional). ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 69) : [RECORD SETUP] # [AUTO SLOW SHTR (3D)] # [ON] MENU ≥ For details, refer to [AUTO SLOW SHTR (2D)]. ≥...
  • Page 62: Shooting Guide

    [SHOOTING GUIDE] Message is displayed when this unit is moved rapidly. : [RECORD SETUP] # [SHOOTING GUIDE] # [ON] MENU When “CAMERA PANNING IS TOO FAST.” appears, move the unit slowly while recording. ≥ Message will not appear while pausing the recording. (Message will appear even if it is pausing the recording if [DEMO MODE] is set to [ON].) [WIND NOISE CANCELLER] This will reduce the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones while maintaining the...
  • Page 63: Mic Level

    [MIC LEVEL] When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones and the external microphone terminal can be adjusted. Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC LEVEL] # desired setting MENU [AUTO]: AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically.
  • Page 64: Picture Adjust

    [PICTURE ADJUST] Adjust the quality of the image while recording. Adjust by outputting to a TV while adjusting the quality of the image. ≥ This setting is retained when you change between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode. ≥...
  • Page 65: Picture Size

    [PICTURE SIZE] The higher the number of pixels, the higher the clarity of the picture when printing. : [PICTURE] # [PICTURE SIZE] # desired setting MENU ≥ The number of recording pixels that can be set changes depending on selected screen aspect ratio.
  • Page 66: Aspect Ratio

    [ASPECT RATIO] This allows you to select the aspect ratio of the pictures to suit printing or the playback method. : [PICTURE] # [ASPECT RATIO] # desired setting MENU [4:3]: Aspect ratio of 4:3 television [3:2]: Aspect ratio of conventional film camera or prints (such as L-size print) [16:9]: Aspect ratio of high-definition television, etc.
  • Page 67 [HI-SPEED BURST] Recording is done continuously at the rate of 50 still pictures per second. Use this function to record an object with fast movement. Select the menu. : [PICTURE] # [HI-SPEED BURST] # [ON] MENU [ON]: 180 still pictures are recorded continuously at the rate of 50 per second. The picture size is (1920k1080).
  • Page 68: Af Assist Lamp

    ≥ If you turn off the unit or change the mode, this function is cancelled. ≥ The maximum number of times you can record on a media is 15. (In the case of SD cards it is the maximum number of recordable scenes per card.) ≥...
  • Page 69: Manual Recording

    Advanced (Recording) Manual recording ≥ The Manual Focus, White Balance, Shutter Speed, Brightness (Iris and Gain) settings are retained when you change between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode. Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. appears on the screen.
  • Page 70: White Balance

    White Balance Automatic White Balance function may not reproduce natural colours depending on the scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the White Balance manually. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 69) Touch [WB]. FOCUS Touch to select White Balance Mode.
  • Page 71: Manual Shutter Speed/Iris Adjustment

    Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment Shutter Speed: Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects. Iris: Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 69) Touch [SHTR] or [IRIS]. Touch to adjust settings.
  • Page 72: Manual Focus Adjustment

    Manual Focus adjustment If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 69) (When MF assist function is used) Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MF ASSIST] # [ON] MENU ≥...
  • Page 73: Recording 3D Image

    Advanced (Recording) Recording 3D image With the 3D Conversion Lens (optional) attached, you can record life-like and powerful 3D image. To view 3D image, a television that supports 3D is required. To attach the 3D Conversion Lens to this unit, a step up ring supplied with the 3D Conversion Lens is required.
  • Page 74 Adjust the lens attachment part following the instructions on the screen. Touch [EXIT] to end the adjustment. ≥ When re-attaching the 3D Conversion Lens or after an impact etc., it is recommended that you perform the adjustment again. (When recording motion pictures) Press the recording start/stop button to start recording.
  • Page 75: Functions Not Available During 3D Recording

    ∫ Functions that cannot be used during 3D recording When recording with the 3D Conversion Lens, you cannot use certain functions. Functions not available during 3D recording (Button/lever operations) (Motion picture recording function) j Zoom in/out function j iFrame ([REC MODE]) j Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer j Smile Shot j Intelligent Auto Mode (Night portrait...
  • Page 76: Advanced (Playback)

    Advanced (Playback) Playback Operations Motion picture playback using operation icon For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 27. Playback Playback display Operating steps operation Touch 5 during playback to fast forward. (Touch 6 to rewind.) During Playback ≥...
  • Page 77: Creating Still Picture From Motion Picture

    Playback Playback display Operating steps operation Touch the direct playback bar or slide it while touching. During Playback ≥ The playback pauses temporarily and Direct playback skips to the position touched or slid to while touching. ≥ Playback will start by releasing your touching or sliding finger.
  • Page 78: Highlight & Time Frame Index

    Highlight & Time Frame Index An image of one scene is displayed as a thumbnail at set search condition. Scene can be played back from any midway point of the scene you wish to see. ≥ Operate the zoom lever to side and change over the thumbnail display to Highlight &...
  • Page 79: Resuming The Previous Playback

    Resuming the previous playback If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the playback can be resumed from where it was stopped. : [VIDEO SETUP] # [RESUME PLAY] # [ON] MENU If playback of a motion picture is stopped, appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped scene.
  • Page 80: Various Playback Functions

    Advanced (Playback) Various playback functions Playing back motion pictures/still pictures by date The scenes or the still pictures recorded on the same day can be played back in succession. Touch the date select icon. (l 16) A Date select icon Touch the playback date.
  • Page 81: Highlight Playback

    Highlight Playback Part that was recognised as clearly recorded is extracted from a long recording, and it can be played back in a short time with effects and music added. It can be saved as a single scene. It is also possible to create an original Highlight Playback by checking your favourite scenes and setting up to extract those scenes.
  • Page 82: Setting Up The Custom Effect

    Setting up the custom effect It is possible to enjoy the Highlight Playback with your favourite effect by setting up the combination of an image effect and music. Touch [CUSTOM]. Touch [EFFECT SETUP] or [MUSIC SELECT]. (When [EFFECT SETUP] is selected) Touch the desired effect.
  • Page 83: Playing Back With The Settings Changed

    Playing back with the settings changed Touch [SET] to select the item to change. [SCENE SETUP]: Select the scene or date to be played back. [FAVOURITE SCENE SETUP]: Set up the favourite scenes. (l 84) [FAVOURITE SCENE PLAY]: Set up if the favourite scenes are to be included in the Highlight Playback or not.
  • Page 84: Checking The Favourite Scenes

    ∫ Checking the favourite scenes Touch the scenes to be played back. 0h00m15s 0h00m15s 0h00m15s Touch [Add] and add the favourite part. ≥ Approximately 4 seconds before and after touching [Add] will be added as favourite. ≥ Number of favourite scenes that can be added are 1 to 14.
  • Page 85: Setting Up The Title

    ∫ Priority settings Touch [FACE] or [FACE RECOG.]. ≥ If you touch [FACE], any detected face, including the face of person registered for Face Recognition, is given priority on playback. (When [FACE RECOG.] is selected) Touch a face to specify. 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3...
  • Page 86: Saving The Highlight Playback

    Saving the Highlight Playback The scenes put together as a Highlight Playback can be saved as a single scene. The scenes recorded on the SD card can be saved on the SD card. HC-V707M The scenes recorded on the built-in memory can be saved on the built-in memory. Stop the playback of the Highlight Playback or wait until the Highlight playback is finished.
  • Page 87: Changing The Playback Settings And Playing Back The Slide Show

    Changing the playback settings and playing back the slide show Touch . (l 16) (Only when you would like to change the settings) Touch [SET] to select the item to change. [DATE SETUP]: Select the date to be played back. [PLAYBACK SETUP]: Select to play back in 3D (2D still pictures are converted to 3D still pictures and played back) or play back in 2D (3D...
  • Page 88 (When [MUSIC SELECT] is selected) Touch the desired sound. ≥ To adjust the volume of music during playback of the slide show or audio testing, operate the volume lever. (l 28) ≥ Touch [ENTER]. (To test the music audio) Touch [START] and start the audio testing. ≥...
  • Page 89: Deleting Scenes/Still Pictures

    Advanced (Playback) Deleting scenes/still pictures Deleted scenes/still pictures cannot be restored, so perform appropriate confirmation of the contents before proceeding with deletion. ¬ Change the mode to ∫ To delete the scene or still picture being played back Touch while scenes or still pictures to be 0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s...
  • Page 90 (When [MULTI] is selected in Step 2) Touch [Delete]. ≥ To continuously delete other scenes/still pictures, repeat Steps 3-4. When you stop deleting halfway: Touch [CANCEL] while deleting. ≥ The scenes or still pictures that have already been deleted when the deletion is cancelled cannot be restored.
  • Page 91: Deleting Part Of A Scene (Avchd)

    Deleting part of a scene (AVCHD) Unnecessary part of an AVCHD scene can be deleted. The deleted scenes cannot be restored. ≥ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. (l 27) Select the menu.
  • Page 92: Dividing A Scene (Avchd)

    Dividing a scene (AVCHD) It is possible to divide an AVCHD scene. Any unwanted parts in the scene can be deleted after dividing. ≥ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. (l 27) Select the menu.
  • Page 93: Dividing A Scene To Partially Delete (Iframe/Mp4)

    Dividing a scene to partially delete (iFrame/MP4) Divide the iFrame scene or the scene saved as MP4, and delete unnecessary parts. This divides the recorded scenes in two and deletes the front half or back half. The scenes deleted by dividing cannot be restored. ≥...
  • Page 94: Deleting Personal Information

    Deleting personal information Deletes Face Recognition information from scenes in which faces were recognised. ≥ Change the mode to and touch the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. (l 27) ≥ Face Recognition information is not recorded in the scenes recorded in iFrame or the scenes saved as MP4.
  • Page 95: Relay Scene Combining [Hc-V707M]

    Advanced (Playback) Relay scene combining [HC-V707M] You can combine the relayed scene (l 56) in the built-in memory and the continued scene in the SD card to be one into the SD card. Relay-recorded scene Relay scene combining A Built-in memory B SD card C Range of Relay Recording ≥...
  • Page 96 To cancel relay information : [EDIT SCENE] # [RELAY INFO CANCEL] MENU ≥ When the relay information is cancelled, combining of the relayed scenes will not be possible anymore. Combining of the relay scene cannot be performed if the available space on the SD card is less than the volume of the relayed scene in the built-in memory.
  • Page 97: Watching Video/Pictures On Your Tv

    Advanced (Playback) Watching Video/Pictures on your TV Confirm the terminals on your TV and use a cable compatible with the terminals. Image quality may vary with the connected terminals. A High quality 1 HDMI terminal 2 Component terminal 3 Video terminal ≥...
  • Page 98 ≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go. ≥ Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30: optional). ≥ Do not use any other AV multi cables except the supplied one. ≥ When connecting to the component terminal of the TV, the yellow plug of the AV multi cable is not required.
  • Page 99 TV for details.) Refer to the following support site for information about the Panasonic TVs that you can directly insert an SD card into the SD card slot on the TV and then play it back.
  • Page 100: Connecting With A Hdmi Mini Cable

    Connecting with a HDMI mini cable Select the desired method of HDMI output. : [SETUP] # [HDMI RESOLUTION] # [AUTO]/[1080p]/[1080i]/[576p] MENU ≥ [AUTO] determines the output resolution automatically based on information from the connected TV. If the images are not output on the TV when the setting is [AUTO], switch to the method [1080p], [1080i] or [576p] which enables the images to be displayed on your TV.
  • Page 101: Playback Using Viera Link

    ™ What is the VIERA Link (HDAVI Control ≥ This function allows you to use your remote control for the Panasonic TV for easy operations when this unit has been connected to a VIERA Link compatible device using a HDMI mini cable (optional) for automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.)
  • Page 102: Operate With The Remote Control For The Tv

    Operate with the remote control for the TV. 1) Press the button up, down, left or right to select a scene or still picture to be played back, and then press the button in the centre to set it. 2) Activate the operation icons that are displayed on TV screen with the remote control for the TV.
  • Page 103: 3D Image Playback

    ≥ Available linked operations between this unit and a Panasonic TV is different depending on the types of Panasonic TVs even if they are compatible with VIERA Link. Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for the operations that support on the TV.
  • Page 104: Converting And Playing Back 2D Images As 3D

    ≥ You cannot play back 3D image on the LCD monitor of the unit. When you play back scenes recorded in 3D on the LCD monitor, they will be played back in 2D. ≥ You can also play back scenes recorded in 3D by date. Even if scenes are recorded on the same day, the unit will display the date separately when switching between 2D and 3D recordings.
  • Page 105: Adjusting 3D Effect Of The 3D Image

    ≥ Setting for the [3D PLAYBACK] is not possible when [CONV. 2D TO 3D] is set to [ON]. ≥ [CONV. 2D TO 3D] setting takes priority regardless of the [3D PLAYBACK] setting. ≥ Highlight Playback cannot be converted to 3D image. ≥...
  • Page 106: Copy/Dubbing

    Copy/Dubbing Copying between SD card and Built-in Memory [HC-V707M] Motion pictures or still pictures recorded with this unit can be copied between an SD card inserted in this unit and a built-in memory. ∫ Check the used space of the copy destination It is possible to check the used space of the SD card or built-in memory by [MEDIA STATUS].
  • Page 107 Copying ≥ If there is little or no remaining capacity in the SD card, a confirmation message asking to copy after deleting all data on the SD card is displayed. Be aware that deleted data cannot be restored. ≥ Refer to page 108 for approximate time for copying. Change the mode to ≥...
  • Page 108 Approximate time for copying When copying a recorded motion picture of full 4 GB size: Approx. 5 minutes to 15 minutes When performing [ ] on a recorded 1080/50p motion picture of full 4 GB size: Approx. 20 minutes to 30 minutes When performing [ ] on a recorded AVCHD (HA) motion picture of full 4 GB size:...
  • Page 109: Connecting A Dvd Burner To Copy To/ Play Back A Disc

    ≥ iFrame and MP4 scenes cannot be copied to disc. Copy to PC to make a backup. (l 122) Preparing for copying/playing back We recommend using Panasonic DVD burner VW-BN01. ∫ About discs that can be used for copying Disc type...
  • Page 110 Connect the AC adaptor (supplied with DVD burner) to the DVD burner. ≥ You cannot supply power to the DVD burner from this unit. Connect this unit to the AC adaptor and change the mode to Connect this unit to the DVD burner with the USB Connection Cable (supplied with DVD burner).
  • Page 111: Copying To Discs

    Copying to discs ≥ You cannot copy from multiple SD cards to 1 disc. (You can additionally copy only to a DVD-RAM.) ≥ You cannot copy motion pictures together with still pictures or motion pictures in a different picture quality (AVCHD picture quality and conventional normal picture quality) to the same disc.
  • Page 112: Important Notice

    ∫ About recording formats when copying motion pictures [High Definition]: The scenes recorded in 1080/50p by this unit will be copied after converting to 1080/50i picture quality. ≥ When copying scenes recorded in 1080/50p, select the recording picture quality ([HA]/ [HG]/[HX]/[HE]).
  • Page 113 Approximate time for copying to a disc To copy motion pictures to the full capacity of a disc Copy time Disc type High Definition [Standard] ([XP]) [Standard] ([SP]) Approx. DVD-RAM 50 min to 1 h 20 min DVD-RW Approx. Approx. Approx.
  • Page 114: Playing Back The Copied Disc

    ≥ The disc that was copied to can be played back by connecting this unit and a DVD burner. ≥ Do not turn off this unit or the DVD burner or disconnect the USB Connection Cable while copying. Also, do not shake this unit or the DVD burner. ≥...
  • Page 115: Managing The Copied Disc

    Managing the copied disc ≥ Connect this unit to the DVD burner and then touch [PLAY DISC]. (l 110) ∫ Formatting discs This is for initialising DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and +RW discs. Please be aware that if a disc is formatted, then all the data recorded on the disc will be erased.
  • Page 116: Dubbing With A Blu-Ray Disc Recorder, Video Device, Etc

    Copy/Dubbing Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder, video device, etc. ∫ Check before dubbing Check the equipment used for dubbing. Equipment used Dubbing picture quality To dub for dubbing Equipment with High-definition picture Insert the SD card SD card slot quality* directly (l 117) Equipment with...
  • Page 117: To Dub Using Equipment With A Usb Terminal

    Dubbing in high-definition picture quality You can dub using a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or high-definition (AVCHD) compatible DVD recorder. ≥ Depending on the recorders or the media to be copied to, you may not be able to copy in high-definition (AVCHD) picture quality. For further details, see the operating instructions of your recorder.
  • Page 118 ≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB cables.) ≥ When this unit is connected to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or a DVD recorder using a USB cable while the unit is turned on, power is also supplied from the connected equipment to this unit.
  • Page 119: Dubbing In Standard Picture Quality

    Dubbing in standard picture quality ∫ Dubbing using equipment without an SD card slot or a USB terminal, or using a video device You can dub by connecting an AV multi cable. ≥ Images are dubbed in standard quality. ≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down. Change the video input on the video device and TV that this unit is connected to.
  • Page 120: 3D Image Storage

    Copy/Dubbing 3D image storage You can store 3D image with a DVD burner, video device or a PC. Copying with a DVD burner ≥ Please refer to page 109 for details about copying with a DVD burner. ∫ Copying unaltered as 3D image Recording format: [High Definition] The scenes recorded in 3D using the unit can be copied and stored in unaltered form as 3D video.The video is recorded unaltered in side-by-side format.
  • Page 121: Memory [Hc-V707M]

    : [SETUP] # [3D PLAYBACK] # [2D] MENU ≥ Set [CONV. 2D TO 3D] to [OFF]. (l 104) Copying between SD card and built-in memory [HC-V707M] ≥ Please refer to page 106 for details about copying between SD card and built-in memory. ∫...
  • Page 122: With A Pc

    With a PC What you can do with a PC HD Writer AE 4.0 You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to media like Blu-ray discs, DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer AE 4.0, the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM.
  • Page 123 What can be done with the HD Writer AE 4.0 Data type Copying data to a PC Copying in Blu-ray disc/AVCHD format: Motion ≥ The scenes recorded in 1080/50p can be copied as 1080/50p. picture and (Important Notice l 124) still picture ≥...
  • Page 124 ≥ Motion pictures that have been recorded on another device cannot be written to the software supplied with this unit. To write motion picture data recorded with the Panasonic High Definition Video Camera sold previously, use the HD Writer supplied with the unit.
  • Page 125: End User License Agreement

    Software, except as warrant that the operation of the Software expressly provided for in this Agreement. will be uninterrupted or error free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not be liable for Article 3 Restrictions on Copying the...
  • Page 126 Article 9 With regard to MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 produced by Microsoft Corporation (1) Licensee shall use the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 only when included in the Software, and shall not use the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 in any other configuration or method. Licensee shall not publish the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 or work around any technical limitations in the...
  • Page 127: Operating Environment

    With a PC Operating environment ≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs cannot be used. ≥ A CD-ROM drive is necessary to install the supplied software applications. (A compatible Blu-ray disc/DVD writer drive and media are necessary for writing to a Blu-ray disc/DVD.) ≥...
  • Page 128 Free hard disk Ultra DMA — 100 or more drive space 450 MB or more (for installing the software) ≥ When writing to a DVD/Blu-ray disc/SD, more than double the amount of free space as the disc being created is necessary. Sound DirectSound Support Interface...
  • Page 129 ∫ To use the HD Writer AE 4.0 You will need a high performance PC depending on the functions to be used. It may not properly play back or properly operate depending on the environment of the PC used. Refer to the operating environment and notes.
  • Page 130: Installation

    ≥ If Windows 7 is in use, or the following screen is not displayed automatically, select [Start] # [Computer] (or double-click on [Computer] on the desktop), and then double-click [Panasonic]. Click [Yes]. ≥ Operate following the instruction on the screen.
  • Page 131: Connecting To A Pc

    ≥ When performing reading/writing between a PC and an SD card, be aware that some SD card slots built into PCs and some SD card readers are not compatible with the SDHC Memory Card or SDXC Memory Card. ≥ When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site. - 131 -...
  • Page 132: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    SD card or built-in memory.) ∫ Charging the battery by connecting it to different devices When using the battery, if you turn off the unit and connect it to a PC, Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or Panasonic DVD recorder, the battery will charge.
  • Page 133: About The Pc Display

    About the PC display When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognised as an external drive. ≥ Removable disk (Example: ) is displayed in [Computer]. The following data will be recorded. We recommend using HD Writer AE 4.0 to 1 MPO/JPEG format still pictures (up to copy motion picture data.
  • Page 134: Starting Hd Writer Ae 4.0

    The software cannot be used with the user name for a guest account. (On the PC) Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer AE 4.0] # [HD Writer AE]. ≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the software.
  • Page 135: If Using Mac

    ≥ iMovie’11 is not compatible with 1080/50p. 1080/50p scenes cannot be imported to a Mac. j For users who have , it cannot acquire the scenes recorded in HC-V700 HC-V707 1080/50p. Record in normal recording mode when importing to Mac. j For users who have HC-V707M...
  • Page 136 ∫ To disconnect USB cable safely Drag [CAM_SD] disk icon to the [Trash], and then disconnect the USB cable. ≥ For users who have HC-V707M , [CAM_SD] and [CAM_MEM] are displayed on the desktop. ≥ The still picture of MPO format is not compatible with Mac. - 136 -...
  • Page 137: Indications

    Others Indications only HC-V707M ∫ Recording indications Motion Picture Recording Mode Still Picture Recording Mode 1h30m 0h00m00s 1h30m R 3000 R 1h20m MEGA PRE-REC 1/100 1/100 OPEN OPEN 12:34 12:34 15. 11. 2012 15. 11. 2012 R 1h20m Remaining time for motion picture recording (l 20) Relay Recording (l 56) Intelligent Auto Mode (l 25)
  • Page 138 PRE-REC (l 48) Display Touch Menu (l 16) PRE-REC Zoom Microphone (l 62) Backlight Compensation (l 51) Wind Noise Canceller (l 62) Tele Macro (l 52) Picture Adjustment (l 64) Intelligent Contrast Control Digital Cinema Colour (l 61) (l 48) AF/AE tracking (l 45) Microphone Level (l 63) Touch Zoom (l 44)
  • Page 139 ∫ Playback indications ∫ Indication of connection to other devices /7/8/9/:/ 1/;/5/ D/E/;1/2; Accessing the card (l 118, 132) Display during playback (l 27, 76) Accessing the built-in memory 0h00m00s Playback Time (l 27) (l 118, 132) No.10 Scene Number ∫...
  • Page 140: Messages

    ≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. (l 9) If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit, remove the battery and then insert it again. If the message appears even after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair.
  • Page 141: About Recovery

    About recovery If faulty management information is found, the messages may appear and a repair is performed. (Repairing may take time depending on the error.) is displayed when abnormal management information is detected when the scenes ≥ are displayed in thumbnail. To perform the repair, touch the scene with in the thumbnail, and start the playback.
  • Page 142: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in following cases A clicking sound is ≥ This is the sound of the lens moving and is not a defect. heard when the unit is This sound will no longer be heard when the unit is turned shaken.
  • Page 143 Power Problem Check points This unit cannot be ≥ Remove the battery or AC adaptor, wait about 1 minute operated though it is and then reconnect the battery or AC adaptor. Then turned on. about 1 minute later, turn on the unit again. (Conducting the above operation while the media is being accessed This unit does not may damage the data on the media.)
  • Page 144 Recording Problem Check points The unit arbitrarily stops ≥ Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording. recording. (l 12) ≥ The recordable time may have shortened due to the deterioration of the data writing speed or repeated recording and deletion.
  • Page 145 With other products Problem Check points Although this unit is ≥ Please read the operating instructions of your TV and correctly connected to a select the channel that matches the input used for the TV, images cannot be connection. seen. ≥...
  • Page 146 With a PC Problem Check points When connected by the ≥ After re-inserting the SD card into the unit, reconnect the USB cable, this unit is supplied USB cable. not detected by the PC. ≥ Select another USB terminal on the PC. ≥...
  • Page 147 ∫ If AVCHD scenes do not change smoothly when played back on another device The images may be still for several seconds at the joins between the scenes if the following operations are performed when multiple scenes have been continuously played back using another unit.
  • Page 148: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for use use the cords and the cables supplied About this unit with them. Do not extend the cords and the cables. Do not spray insecticides or volatile The unit and the SD card become chemicals onto the unit. warm during use.
  • Page 149: About The Battery

    ≥ Dust and other matter attached to the battery terminals should be removed. ≥ Please look after the data in your built-in memory carefully. Panasonic will not be held responsible in the unlikely case that private data is divulged. - 149 -...
  • Page 150: About The Ac Adaptor

    Prepare spare batteries when going out About status indicator during for recording. charging ≥ Prepare batteries enough to last for 3 to 4 times the period you are planning to When the status indicator is flashing at a record for. Cold places such as a ski resort particularly fast or slow rate, the can shorten recording time.
  • Page 151 When viewing 3D image, we recommend About 3D taking a break every 30 to 60 minutes. ≥ Viewing for extended periods may cause About 3D recording eye-fatigue. Attach the 3D Conversion Lens securely. Short-sighted or far-sighted persons, It must not be used with an insecure those with differences in the sight of their attachment.
  • Page 152: Lcd Monitor

    SD card. ≥ In a place with drastic temperature HC-V700 HC-V707 changes, condensation may form on the To physically format the SD card, connect LCD monitor. Wipe it with a soft cloth, the unit via the AC adaptor, select such as eye glass cleaner.
  • Page 153: About Condensation

    It should be noted before use that ≥ When a cold room has been warmed up Panasonic does not accept any quickly. responsibility for direct or indirect ≥ When cool wind from an air conditioner is problems which occur as the result of the directly blown onto this unit.
  • Page 154: About Copyright

    ≥ “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the developed the system or product “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks concerned. of Panasonic Corporation and Sony This product is licensed under the AVC Corporation. patent portfolio license for the personal and ≥ Manufactured under license from Dolby non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) Laboratories.
  • Page 155: Recording Modes/Approximate Recordable Time

    Others Recording modes/approximate recordable time ≥ SD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. The stated times are the approximate recordable times for continuous recording. [1080/50i] Recording mode [1080/50p] [HA] [HG] [HX] [HE] Picture size/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ Frame rate...
  • Page 156: Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures

    Others Approximate number of recordable pictures ≥ SD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. The stated number is the approximate number of recordable pictures. Picture size 2848k2136 1760k1320 640k480 Aspect ratio 4 GB 1100 2800 28000 SD card 16 GB 4700 11500...
  • Page 157: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories ∫ Attaching the conversion lens/ ∫ Attaching the supplied shoe filter kit adaptor Attach the wide conversion lens Insert the shoe adaptor into the shoe (VW-W4907H: optional) ND filter or MC adaptor mounting part. protector of the Filter kit (VW-LF46NE: optional) in front of the lens.
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