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Operating Instructions

Digital Video Camera

HC-V10
Model No.
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
Model number suffix "EB" denotes UK model.
VQT4C38

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Digital Video Camera HC-V10 Model No. Before use, please read these instructions completely. Model number suffix “EB” denotes UK model. VQT4C38...
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety Dear Customer, ∫ Concerning the battery We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic Warning Digital Video Camera. Please read these Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not Operating Instructions carefully and keep disassemble, heat above 60 oC or them handy for future reference.
  • Page 3 authorities or dealer and ask for the ∫ Information for Users on correct method of disposal. Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries Note for the battery symbol (bottom two These symbols on the symbol examples): products, packaging, and/ This symbol might be used or accompanying in combination with a...
  • Page 4: Recording Motion Pictures

    ∫ Indemnity about recorded action required for condensation, refer to content page 90. Panasonic does not accept any ∫ Cards that you can use with responsibility for damages directly or this unit indirectly due to any type of problems that...
  • Page 5 ∫ For the purposes of these operating instructions ≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the “SD card”. ≥ Functions that can be used for motion picture recording/motion picture playback are indicated by in these operating instructions.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Information for Your Safety......2 Advanced (Recording) Accessories..........9 Using the Zoom ........37 Preparation Optical image stabilizer function ..38 Recording functions of Names and Functions of Main Parts ..10 operation icons ........39 Power supply........... 13 Operation icons......... 39 Inserting/removing the battery...
  • Page 7 Copy/Dubbing Dubbing images onto other video devices ..........66 With a PC What you can do with a PC ....67 End User License Agreement ... 69 Operating environment ......71 Installation ..........74 Connecting to a PC......... 75 About the PC display ......77 Starting HD Writer HE 1.0 .......
  • Page 8 ≥ For customers within lreland: 01 289 8333 ≥ For further support on your product, please visit our website: www.panasonic.co.uk Direct Sales at Panasonic UK ≥ Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our Customer Communications Centre Monday–...
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of Jan. 2012. These may be subject to change. Battery pack VW-VBL090 AC adaptor VSK0784 AV cable K2KYYYY00203 USB cable K2KYYYY00202...
  • Page 10: Preparation

    Preparation Names and Functions of Main Parts LCD monitor ≥ It can open up to 90o. 6 7 8 ≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens or 90o B towards the opposite direction. Due to limitations in LCD production technology, there may be some tiny bright or dark spots on the LCD monitor screen.
  • Page 11 11 Lens cover 12 Lens 13 Lens cover opening/closing switch When not using the unit, close the lens cover to protect the lens. ≥ Slide the opening/closing switch to open/close the cover. 14 Internal stereo microphones 15 Menu button [MENU] (l 31) 16 Status indicator (l 19) 17 Mode switch (l 20) 18 Recording start/stop button (l 23)
  • Page 12 22 Battery release lever [BATTERY] (l 13) 23 Tripod receptacle ≥ If you attach a tripod which has a 5.5 mm screw or larger, it may damage this unit. 24 Photoshot button [ ] (l 25) 25 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Recording Mode) (l 37) Thumbnail display switch [ Volume lever [sVOLr] (In Playback...
  • Page 13: Power Supply

    To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used. Inserting/removing the battery ≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. (l 19) Install the battery by inserting it in the direction shown in the figure.
  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before using this unit for the first time. ∫ Charging with an AC adaptor. The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always “live”...
  • Page 15: Connecting To The Ac Outlet

    ≥ When connected to a PC, an error message may be displayed at the top of the PC screen. For more details, refer to page 86. ≥ The unit will be charged if it is connected to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or DVD recorder with a USB cable, even if the unit is turned off.
  • Page 16: Charging And Recording Time

    Charging and recording time ∫ Charging/Recording time ≥ Temperature: 25 oC/humidity: 60%RH ≥ Time in the parenthesis is charging time when this unit is connected to a PC, Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder, or DVD recorder. Maximum Battery model number Actual...
  • Page 17: Recording To A Card

    SDXC Memory Cards that can be used for motion picture recording on the following website. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam (This website is in English only.) ≥ Operation of the SD Card 256 MB or less is not guaranteed. Also, the SD Card 32 MB or less cannot be used for the motion picture recording.
  • Page 18: Inserting/removing An Sd Card

    Inserting/removing an SD card When using a non Panasonic SD card for the first time, or one which was previously used on another equipment, it is necessary to format the SD card. (l 36) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
  • Page 19: 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 20: Selecting A Mode

    Preparation Selecting a mode Change the mode to recording or playback. Operate the mode switch to change the mode to Recording Mode (l 23, 25) Playback Mode (l 28, 52) VQT4C38...
  • Page 21: Setting Date And Time

    Leave the unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the battery will maintain the date and time for approx. 4 months. (The battery is still being recharged even if the unit is off.) WARNING THE LITHIUM BATTERY IN THIS EQUIPMENT MUST ONLY BE REPLACED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. WHEN NECESSARY, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC SUPPLIER. VQT4C38...
  • Page 22: Basic

    Basic Before recording ∫ Basic camera positioning 1 Hold the unit with both hands. 2 Put your hand through the grip belt. ≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another person or object. ≥...
  • Page 23: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording motion pictures ≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 11) Change the mode to open the LCD monitor. Press the recording start/stop button to start recording. A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥. Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording.
  • Page 24 ≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording and pressing it again to pause recording become one scene. The scenes longer than approximately 20 minutes will be automatically divided. (Recording will continue.) ≥ Screen will pause momentarily when the recording is paused. ≥...
  • Page 25: Recording Still Pictures

    Basic Recording still pictures ≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 11) Change the mode to open the LCD monitor. Press the button. ∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording Quality of still pictures (l 47) Size of still pictures (l 44) Remaining number of still pictures R3000...
  • Page 26: 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 48 for details about Manual Mode.
  • Page 27: Intelligent Auto Mode

    ∫ Intelligent Auto Mode When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Auto White Balance and Auto Focus operate and automatically adjust the colour balance and focusing. Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness.
  • Page 28: Motion Picture/still Picture Playback

    Basic Motion picture/Still picture playback Change the mode to Select the play mode select icon A using 3/4/2 and press the ENTER button. Select the [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back, then press the ENTER button. ≥ Press the MENU button. ≥...
  • Page 29 0h00m00s 0h00m00s 0h00m00s Select the operation icon using 3/4/2/1. B Operation icon ≥ Press the ENTER button to display/not-display the operation icon. Motion picture playback Still picture playback Playback/Pause Slide show (playback of the still 1/;: 1/;: Rewind playback pictures in numerical order) Fast forward playback start/pause.
  • Page 30: Motion Picture Compatibility

    Motion picture compatibility ≥ The unit conforms to the MP4 format (MPEG-4 AVC file standard). ≥ Motion pictures recorded on other MP4-compatible equipment may not play back normally or may not play back at all on this unit. Similarly, motion pictures recorded on this unit may not play back normally or may not play back at all on other MP4- compatible equipment.
  • Page 31: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen To get back to the previous screen Press the MENU button. Press 2 of the cursor button. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the To exit the menu screen top menu A, then press the Press the MENU button. ENTER button.
  • Page 32: 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 [DISPLAY] [ON]/[OFF] The screen display can be changed to [ON] (all information displayed) or [OFF] (a portion of information displayed).
  • Page 33 (Only when setting the region of your travel destination) Select your travel destination using and press the ENTER button. ≥ Press 3 to set daylight saving time. appears and the summer C The local time at the selected travel time setting is turned on. The travel destination destination time and time difference D The time difference between the...
  • Page 34 [ECONOMY (AC)] [ON]/[OFF] When about 30 minutes have passed without any operation while connecting AC adaptor with this unit, this unit automatically turns off. ≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if the [ECONOMY (AC)] is set to [ON] in following cases: j Using the USB cable for PC etc.
  • Page 35: Power Lcd

    [ALERT SOUND] /[OFF] Starting and stopping of recording and unit on/off can be confirmed with this sound. (Volume low)/ (Volume high) 2 Beeps for 4 times When an error occurs. Check the sentence displayed on the screen. (l 82) [POWER LCD] This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors.
  • Page 36: Format Card

    [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, disc etc. (l 67) ≥ When formatting is complete, press MENU button to exit the message screen. ≥...
  • Page 37: Advanced (recording)

    Advanced (Recording) Using the Zoom ¬ Change the mode to Zoom lever T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out) A Zoom bar ≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved. ≥...
  • Page 38: Optical Image Stabilizer Function

    Advanced (Recording) Optical image stabilizer function Optical image stabilizer can stabilize the image without decreasing the image quality as much. ¬ Change the mode to Optical image stabilizer button Press the button to turn optical image stabilizer on/off. (On) # setting cancelled ≥...
  • Page 39: 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. ¬ Change the mode to Press the ENTER button to (e.g. Backlight Compensation) display the operation icons on Select an operation icon. the screen.
  • Page 40: Backlight Compensation

    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] # [WHITE] or [BLACK]...
  • Page 41: Soft Skin Mode

    PRE-REC This prevents you from missing a shot. This allows recording of the pictures and sound to start approximately 3 seconds before the recording start/stop button is pressed. appears on the screen. ≥ PRE-REC ≥ Aim the unit at the subject beforehand. ≥...
  • Page 42: Intelligent Contrast Control

    Intelligent Contrast Control This brightens parts that are in shadow and difficult to see and suppresses white saturation in bright parts at the same time. Both bright and dark parts can be recorded clearly. ≥ If there are extremely dark or bright parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear.
  • Page 43: Recording Functions Of Menus

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of menus ≥ Change the mode to [SCENE MODE] When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds and apertures. : [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting [OFF]: Cancel the setting 5Sports: To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and pause of playback...
  • Page 44: Rec Mode

    [D.ZOOM] Set the maximum zoom ratio. : [RECORD SETUP] # [D.ZOOM] # desired setting [100k]: Digital zoom (Up to 100k) [3500k]: Digital zoom (Up to 3500k) [OFF]: Optical zoom only (Up to 70k) ≥ The larger the digital zoom magnification, the more the image quality is degraded. [REC MODE] Switch the picture quality and recording format of the motion pictures to be recorded.
  • Page 45: Face Framing

    [FACE FRAMING] Detected faces appear with frames. : [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE FRAMING] # desired setting [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 46: Wind Cut

    [WIND CUT] This is for reducing the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 48) : [RECORD SETUP] # [WIND CUT] # [ON] ≥ This function’s default setting is [OFF]. ≥ When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, [WIND CUT] is set to [OFF], and the setting cannot be changed.
  • Page 47: Shtr Sound

    [QUALITY] Selecting the picture quality. : [PICTURE] # [QUALITY] # desired setting Still pictures with a high picture quality are recorded. Priority is given to the number of still pictures recorded. Still pictures are recorded in normal picture quality. [SHTR SOUND] You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures.
  • Page 48: Manual Recording

    Advanced (Recording) Manual recording ¬ Change the mode to Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. appears on the screen. ≥ /MANUAL 4/5 NEXT 4/5 NEXT 4/5 NEXT 5/5 NEXT 5/5 NEXT 5/5 NEXT White Balance Manual Shutter Speed (l 50) Iris Adjustment (l 50) Focus (l 51) ≥...
  • Page 49: To Set The White Balance Manually

    Icon Mode/Recording conditions Auto White Balance adjustment Sunny mode: Outdoors under a clear sky Cloudy mode: Outdoors under cloudy sky Indoor mode 1: Incandescent light, video lights like in the studio, etc. Indoor mode 2: Colour fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps in gymnasiums etc. Manual adjustment mode: ≥...
  • Page 50: 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 48) Select [SHTR] or [IRIS] using the cursor button. Press 2/1 to adjust settings.
  • Page 51: Recording With Manual Focus

    Recording with Manual Focus If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus. ≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 48) Press 4 to switch the manual icon. Select [MF] using the cursor button to change to Manual Focus. ≥...
  • Page 52: Advanced (playback)

    Advanced (Playback) Playback Operations Motion picture playback using operation icon For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 28. Playback Cursor button/ Operating steps operation Playback display Press 1 of the cursor button during During Playback playback to fast forward. Fast (Press 2 to rewind.) forward/...
  • Page 53: Creating Still Picture From Motion Picture

    Creating still picture from motion picture A single frame from the recorded motion picture can be saved as a still picture. Picture size of the still picture to be created will differ depending on the recording mode of the recorded motion picture. Recording mode Aspect ratio Picture size after creating still picture...
  • Page 54: 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] If playback of a motion picture is stopped, appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped scene.
  • Page 55: 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. Select the date select icon using the cursor button, then press the ENTER button. A Date select icon Select the playback date, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 56: Changing The Playback Settings And Playing Back The Slide Show

    Changing the playback settings and playing back the slide show Select using the cursor button, then press the ENTER button. (Only when you would like to change the settings) Select the desired item and press the ENTER button. [DATE SETUP]: Select the date to be played back.
  • Page 57: 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 Press the button while scenes or still pictures to be deleted are being played back.
  • Page 58 To complete editing Press the MENU button. ≥ You can also delete scenes by pressing the MENU button, selecting [EDIT SCENE] # [DELETE] # [ALL SCENES] or [SELECT]. ≥ You can also delete still pictures by pressing the MENU button, selecting [PHOTO SETUP] # [DELETE] # [ALL SCENES] or [SELECT].
  • Page 59: Dividing A Scene To Partially Delete

    Dividing a scene to partially delete This divides the recorded scenes in two and deletes the front half or back half. The scenes that were deleted after division cannot be recovered. ≥ Change the mode to Select the menu. : [EDIT SCENE] # [SPLIT&DELETE] Select the scene you wish to divide using the cursor button and press the ENTER button.
  • Page 60: Protecting Scenes/still Pictures

    Protecting scenes/still pictures Scenes/still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake. (Even if you protect some scenes/still pictures, formatting the media will delete them.) ≥ Change the mode to Select the menu. : [VIDEO SETUP] or [PHOTO SETUP] # [SCENE PROTECT] Select the scene/still picture to be protected using the cursor button, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 61: Watching Video/pictures On Your Tv

    ≥ 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 cables except the supplied one. VQT4C38...
  • Page 62 Select the video input on the TV. ≥ Example: Select the [HDMI] channel with a HDMI mini cable. Select the [Video 2] channel with an AV cable. (The name of the channel may differ depending on the connected TV.) ≥ Check the input setting (input switch) and the audio input setting on the TV. (For more information, please read the operating instructions for the TV.) Change the mode to to play back.
  • Page 63: Connecting With A Hdmi Mini Cable

    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 64: 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 an HDMI mini cable (optional) for automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.)
  • Page 65: Operate With The Remote Control For The Tv

    ≥ 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 66: Copy/dubbing

    Copy/Dubbing Dubbing images onto other video devices You can dub by connecting an AV 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 67: With A Pc

    With a PC What you can do with a PC HD Writer HE 1.0 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 HE 1.0, the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM.
  • Page 68: Important Notice

    To write motion picture data recorded with the Panasonic Video Camera sold previously, use the HD Writer supplied with the unit. ≥ When motion picture data is written to and read from the SD card, correct operation of the unit cannot be guaranteed if software other than that supplied with the unit is used.
  • Page 69: 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 70 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 71: 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 72 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, the twice amount of free space as the disc is necessary. Sound DirectSound Support Interface USB port [Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)] Other...
  • Page 73 ∫ Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage) IBM PC/AT compatible PC Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) or SP1 Windows Vista (32 bit) (SP2) Windows XP (32 bit) (SP3) Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1 GHz or higher 32-bit (k86) or 64-bit (k64) processor (including compatible CPU) Windows XP: Intel Pentium 450 MHz or higher or Intel Celeron 400 MHz or higher...
  • Page 74: Installation

    ≥ If Windows 7 is in use or the [AutoPlay] screen is not displayed automatically, select [Start] # [Computer] (or double-click on [Computer] on the desktop), and then double-click [Panasonic]. Click [Yes]. ≥ Operate following the instruction on the screen.
  • Page 75: 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. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html VQT4C38...
  • Page 76: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    ∫ To disconnect USB cable safely Select the icon in task tray displayed on the PC, and then click [Eject Panasonic Camcorder]. ≥ Depending on your PC’s settings, this icon may not be displayed. About the screen indication of the unit ≥...
  • Page 77: 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 HE 1.0 1 Up to 999 still pictures in JPEG to copy motion picture data.
  • Page 78: Starting Hd Writer He 1.0

    The software cannot be used with the user name for a guest account. (On the PC) Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer HE 1.0] # [HD Writer HE]. ≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the software.
  • Page 79: If Using Mac

    With a PC If using Mac ≥ HD Writer HE 1.0 is not available for Mac. ≥ iMovie’11 supported. For details about iMovie’11, please contact Apple Inc. ∫ Operating environment Mac OS X 10.7.2 Intel Core 2 Duo or better 2 GB or more Interface USB port...
  • Page 80: Indications

    Others Indications ∫ Recording indications Manual Focus (l 51) (White) Card recording possible 0h00m00s status (motion picture) R 1h20m (Green) Recognising the card (motion PRE-REC picture) 1/100 OPEN Recording Mode (l 44) R 3000 R 1h20m Remaining time for motion 15.
  • Page 81 ∫ Playback indications /7/8/D/E/;1/ 1/;/5/6/ (White) Card recording possible status (still picture) (Green) Recognising the card (still Display during playback (l 28, 52) picture) 0h00m00s Playback Time (l 28) Picture Quality (l 47) No.10 Scene Number Number of recording pixels Repeat Playback (l 53) for still pictures (l 25, 44, Resume Playback (l 54)
  • Page 82: Messages

    Others Messages Major confirmation/error messages to be indicated on the screen in text. CHECK CARD. This card is not compatible or it cannot be recognised by the unit. If this message appears even though motion pictures and still pictures are recorded on an SD card, the card may be unstable.
  • Page 83: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in following cases A clicking sound is heard ≥ This is the sound of the lens moving and is not a defect. when the unit is shaken. This sound will no longer be heard when the unit is turned on and change the mode to Object seems to be ≥...
  • Page 84 Indication Problem Check points The remaining time ≥ [DISPLAY] of the [SETUP] is [OFF]. (l 32) indication or the elapsed time indication is not shown. Recording Problem Check points The unit arbitrarily stops ≥ Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording.
  • Page 85 Playback Problem Check points Scenes/still pictures ≥ Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are cannot be played back. displayed as cannot be played back. ≥ Motion pictures recorded with other devices may not be possible to play back on this unit. ( is displayed.) Scenes cannot be ≥...
  • Page 86 With a PC Problem Check points When connected by the ≥ After removing the USB cable, turn the unit on and USB cable and charging connect the cable again. The unit will be recognised by the battery, an error the PC. To charge the battery, after safely removing the message will appear on USB cable, turn the unit off and connect the USB cable the PC.
  • Page 87: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for use Do not spray insecticides or volatile About this unit chemicals onto the unit. ≥ If the unit is sprayed with such chemicals, its body may be marred and the surface The unit and the SD card become finish may peel off.
  • Page 88: About The Battery

    Do not use the unit for surveillance ≥ Extremely high temperatures or low temperatures will shorten the life of the purposes or other business uses. ≥ This unit was designed for consumer battery. intermittent use. It was not intended for ≥...
  • Page 89: About The Ac Adaptor

    About the AC adaptor About status indicator during charging ≥ If the temperature of the battery is extremely high or extremely low, charging When the status indicator is flashing at a may take time or the battery may not be particularly fast or slow rate, the charged.
  • Page 90: About Condensation

    About the SD card Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD Monitor When disposing of or giving away the SD screen featuring a total of approximately card, note that: 230,000 dots. The result is more than ≥ Formatting and deletion of this unit or 99.99% effective dots with a mere 0.01% computer only changes the file of the dots inactive or always lit.
  • Page 91: About Copyright

    Additional information may be ™ ≥ HDAVI Control is a trademark of obtained from MPEG LA, LLC. Panasonic Corporation. See http://www.mpegla.com. ® ® ≥ Microsoft , Windows and Windows ®...
  • Page 92: 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. Recording mode [1280k720/50p] [640k480/50p] Picture size/frame rate 1280k720/50p 640k480/50p 4 GB 30 min SD card 16 GB 64 GB...
  • Page 93: 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. (When [QUALITY] is set to Picture size 1280k720 640k480 Aspect ratio 16:9 4 GB 7500 28000 SD card...
  • Page 94: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Product numbers correct as of Jan. 2012. These may be subject to change. Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries. Battery charger (VW-BC10EB) Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBL090) Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBK180) Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBK360) HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30) Video DC light (VW-LDC103E) Light bulb for video DC light (VZ-LL10E)
  • Page 95: Specifications

    Others Specifications Digital Video Camera Information for your safety Power source: DC 5.0 V (When using AC adaptor) DC 3.6 V (When using battery) Power consumption: Recording; 2.7 W Charging; 5.3 W Motion picture recording format: MPEG-4 AVC file format compliant (.MP4) Motion picture compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio compression:...
  • Page 96 Zoom: 70k Enhanced optical zoom, 100k/3500k Digital Zoom Image stabilizer function: Optical (Active mode) Monitor: 6.7 cm (2.7z) wide LCD monitor (Approx. 230 K dots) Microphone: Stereo Speaker: 1 round speaker, dynamic type White balance adjustment: Auto tracking white balance system Standard illumination: 1,400 lx Minimum required illumination:...
  • Page 97 AC adaptor Information for your safety Power source: AC 110 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption: DC output: DC 5.0 V, 1.0 A Dimensions: 49.7 mm (W)k49.0 mm (H)k80.9 mm (D) Mass: Approx. 64 VQT4C38...
  • Page 98: Index

    Index ∫ A ∫ H ....10, 61, 66 ....67, 78 A/V terminal HD Writer HE 1.0 .
  • Page 99 ∫ S ....43 Scene mode ....60 Scene protect .
  • Page 100 Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2) Panasonic Testing Centre Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web site: http://panasonic.net VQT4C38 © Panasonic Corporation 2012 F0112AS0...

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