Panasonic HDC-SD1 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic HDC-SD1 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions High Definition Video Camera HDC-SD1 Model No. Before use, please read these instructions completely. VQT1D38...
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    The mains plug of the power supply cord We would like to take this opportunity to thank shall remain readily operable. you for purchasing this Panasonic High Definition To completely disconnect this apparatus Video Camera. Please read these Operating from the AC Mains, disconnect the power Instructions carefully and keep them handy for future reference.
  • Page 3: (For United Kingdom)

    Caution for AC mains lead The wire which is coloured Brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with (For United Kingdom) the letter L or coloured Brown or Red. For your safety, please read the following text WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE carefully.
  • Page 4 ª Indemnity concerning recording Information on Disposal for Users of content Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for (private households) the loss of recordings due to malfunction or defect of this unit, its accessories or recordable This symbol on the products media.
  • Page 5 ≥IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation of the U.S. ® ® ® , Pentium and Celeron are the ≥Intel registered trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. ≥Other names of systems and products mentioned in these instructions are usually the registered trademarks or trademarks of the manufacturers who developed the system or...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Recording Information for your safety ....2 Caution for AC mains lead Before recording ........41 (For United Kingdom)......3 Anti-Ground-Shooting (AGS) ....42 Recording motion pictures ....43 Before using Recording modes/recordable time Features of the High Definition Video available for the motion picture ..
  • Page 7 Contents Editing Others Editing scenes........72 Menus and Indications ...... 103 Deleting scenes........72 Menu list..........103 Protecting scenes........73 Menus related to [ADVANCED] and Editing still pictures......74 [SETUP] ..........105 Indications..........106 Deleting still pictures ........74 Messages..........108 Protecting still pictures ......75 Functions that cannot be used DPOF setting..........76 simultaneously........
  • Page 8: Features Of The High Definition Video Camera

    Before using Before using Features of the High Definition Video Camera Very clear high definition pictures This unit is an AVCHD format video camera for recording highly detailed high definition images on an SD card. You can watch images in high-resolution HD video if you connect this unit and a high definition TV and then play back the images.
  • Page 9 Before using Watching high definition images If you connect this unit and a high definition TV with a HDMI cable (optional) and then play back the pictures, you can enjoy watching them in high definition. A High definition TV B HDMI cable (optional) ≥If you connect this unit to a TV that does not support high definition, the images will be standard quality.
  • Page 10 Before using Using the remote control for the TV for playback If you connect this unit to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with VIERA Link (HDAVI Control ) with a HDMI cable, you can use the remote control for the TV for playback. Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for details.
  • Page 11 Before using Listening in 5.1 channel surround sound This unit has 5 internal microphones and a Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator so you can record sound with presence that is even closer to the actual sound. The low bass area is sent to the 0.1 channel subwoofer and you can playback sound with three-dimensional presence if you connect to a device that is compatible with the 5.1 surround system.
  • Page 12 Before using Saving the data on the SD card When the SD card is full or to prevent the data from being deleted, use the supplied software (HD Writer Ver1.0E for SD1) to copy the data on the SD card to the hard disk of the computer. A USB cable (supplied) ª...
  • Page 13: Before Using

    Kingdom ≥Most major credit and debit cards accepted. DC cable ≥All enquiries transactions and distribution K2GJYYC00001 facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd. Remote control ≥It couldn’t be simpler! N2QAEC000023 ≥Also available through our Internet is direct...
  • Page 14: Optional Accessories

    Before using Optional accessories Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries. AC adaptor (VW-AD21E/EB-K) Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBG130/1320 mAh) Filter kit (VW-LF43NE) Shoe adaptor (VW-SK12E) Tripod (VW-CT45E) Battery pack holder kit (VW-VH04) VQT1D38...
  • Page 15: Parts Identification And Handling

    Before using Parts identification and handling 1) Lens (LEICA DICOMAR) 2) Built-in flash (l 56) 3) Recording lamp (l 105) 4) White balance sensor/remote control sensor (l 22, 64) 5) Lens cover 6) Status indicator (l 29) 7) Mode dial (l 29) 8) LCD monitor open part (l 21) 9) Menu button [MENU] (l 36) 10) Battery cable cover (l 18)
  • Page 16 Before using 15) Internal microphones (5.1 channel support) 16) Zoom lever [W/T] (In recording mode) (l 50) Volume lever [sVOLr] (In playback mode) (l 68) 17) Photoshot button [ ] (l 46) 18) Tripod receptacle (l 20) 19) Battery cover (l 26) VQT1D38...
  • Page 17 Before using COMPONENT DC IN 9.3V 25 26 27 20) Power LCD button [POWER LCD] (l 40) 21) Reset button [RESET] (l 116) 22) LCD monitor (l 21) Due to limitations in LCD production technology, there may be some tiny bright or dark spots on the LCD monitor screen.
  • Page 18: Open The Battery Cover

    Before using 31) Speaker 32) Grip belt (l 19) 33) Outlet 34) USB terminal [ ] (l 88, 97) 35) HDMI terminal [HDMI] (l 79, 81, 85) Battery cable cover Open the battery cable cover when you use the battery pack holder kit (VW-VH04; optional). Open the battery cover.
  • Page 19: Lens Hood

    Before using Using grip belt Lens hood Rotate the lens hood Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits your hand, and hold it properly. counter-clockwise A to remove it. In Flip the belt. order to attach it, place into slot B, and then rotate it clockwise C.
  • Page 20 Filter Kit (VW-LF43NE; The tripod receptacle is a hole used to mount a optional)) tripod for the unit. Use of Panasonic’s VW-CT45E (optional) standard tripod is Attach the lens cap to protect the surface of the recommended. (For details on mounting the lens.
  • Page 21: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Before using Using the LCD monitor Using the remote control You can record the image while viewing it on the LCD monitor. START/ PHOTO Place your finger on LCD monitor STOP SHOT DISPLAY open part and pull the LCD DATE/ ZOOM TIME monitor out in the direction of the...
  • Page 22: Remote Control Usable Range

  • Page 23: Cards That You Can Use With This Unit

    ª About SD cards that you can use for motion picture recording We recommend using SD Memory cards and SDHC Memory cards conforming to Class 2 or higher of the SD Speed Class Rating or the following SD cards made by Panasonic for motion picture recording. Pro High Speed...
  • Page 24: Handling Precautions

    Before using ≥4 GB (or more) Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo are not based on SD Memory Card Specifications. ≥Use this unit to format SD cards. If an SD card is formatted on other products (such as a computer), the time spent for recording may become longer and you may not be able to use the SD card.
  • Page 25: Setup

    Remove the DC cable from the AC adaptor. battery or AC adaptor. Contact your ≥The Panasonic battery that can be used dealer. with this unit is VW-VBG130. Other Panasonic batteries will not work. (l 27) ≥Battery charging time (l 27)
  • Page 26: Inserting/Removing The Battery

    Setup Inserting/removing the battery Removing the battery Open the battery cover. Inserting the battery Open the battery cover. ≥Push A while sliding it. Remove the battery. ≥Move A in the direction of the arrow to unlock it and then remove the battery. Insert the battery until it clicks paying attention to the direction of the battery.
  • Page 27: Charging Time And Recordable Time

    ≥In order to safely use the unit, we recommend that you use genuine Panasonic batteries which have been subject to our quality control process.
  • Page 28: Connecting To The Ac Outlet

    The remaining battery capacity is displayed in adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is minutes when using the Panasonic battery that always “live” as long as the AC adaptor is you can use for this unit. It may take time to connected to an electrical outlet.
  • Page 29: Selecting A Mode (Turning The Unit On/Off)

    Setup Selecting a mode How to turn off the power (Turning the unit on/off) Set the mode dial to OFF. Rotate the mode dial to switch to recording, playback, PC connection or power OFF. ≥Rotate the mode dial slowly. How to turn on the power While pressing the lock release button, set the mode dial to The status indicator goes off and the power turns...
  • Page 30: Quick Start

    Setup Quick start Turning the power on and off with When quick start is ON the battery power is still the LCD monitor being consumed, even when the LCD monitor is The power can be turned on and off with the LCD closed.
  • Page 31: Inserting/Removing An Sd Card

    Setup Inserting/removing an SD Open the LCD monitor. card Be sure to set the mode dial to OFF before inserting/removing an SD card. If the SD card is inserted or removed while the power is on, this unit may malfunction or the data recorded on the SD card may be lost.
  • Page 32: How To Use The Cursor Button

    Setup How to use the cursor button ª Concerning the SD card ≥Do not touch the terminals on the back of the This unit has a cursor button A for selecting SD card. functions, performing operations etc. so it is easy ≥Electrical noise, static electricity or the failure of to operate this unit with one hand.
  • Page 33 Setup Operations during recording Operations during playback Rotate the mode dial to select Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ ¬ Press the centre of the cursor Move the cursor button up, button, and icons will be down, left or right to select the displayed on the screen.
  • Page 34 Setup About the operation icons displayed in each mode Recording mode Icon Direction Function Page Backlight compensation (1/3) Fade Help mode Colour night view (2/3) Soft skin mode Tele macro Self-timer Ø (3/3) ß Flash Red eye reduction Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to MANUAL. White balance In manual mode Iris or gain value...
  • Page 35: Playback Mode

    Setup Playback mode ( In motion picture playback) Icon Direction Function Page Playback/pause ∫ Stop playback and show thumbnails Rewind (during playback) Reverse slow/frame playback (during pause) Fast forward (during playback) Forward slow/frame playback (during pause) Playback mode ( In still picture playback) Icon Direction Function...
  • Page 36: Using The Menu Screen

    Setup Using the menu screen Help mode Refer to “Menu list” (l 103) for information about The help mode explains the operation icons the menus. displayed when the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS While stopped, press the MENU switch is set to AUTO in recording mode. button.
  • Page 37: Submenu Item

    Setup Move the cursor button up or To exit the menu screen Press the MENU button. down in order to select the submenu item. ≥The menu screen does not appear during recording or playing. You cannot start other operations while the menu screen appears. Operating with remote control C Current settings on menus The menu screen transition is the same as when...
  • Page 38: Setting Date And Time

    Setup Setting date and time Changing the date and time display style Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] # When the unit is turned on for the first time, a [DATE/TIME] # desired display style and press message asking you to set the date and time will the cursor button.
  • Page 39: Switching The Language

    THE LITHIUM BATTERY IN THIS EQUIPMENT MUST ONLY BE REPLACED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. WHEN NECESSARY, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC SUPPLIER. Switching the language Move the cursor button up or You can switch the language on the screen down to select the item to be display or the menu screen.
  • Page 40: Changing The Picture Quality On The Lcd Monitor

    Setup ª In order to increase the Changing the picture quality on brightness of the entire LCD the LCD monitor monitor Press the POWER LCD button. Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] [LCD AI] [DYNAMIC] or [NORMAL] and press the cursor POWER LCD button.
  • Page 41: Recording

    Recording Recording Before recording First, format the SD card if one which has been used on another device is going to be used for the first time on this unit. (l 77) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
  • Page 42: Anti-Ground-Shooting (Ags)

    Recording ª About auto mode Anti-Ground-Shooting (AGS) Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to AUTO, and colour balance (white balance) and This function prevents unnecessary recording focusing will be adjusted automatically. when you forget to pause recording and walk with the unit tilted upside down while recording continues.
  • Page 43: Recording Motion Pictures

    Recording Recording motion pictures To end the recording Press the recording start/stop button again to Record motion pictures on an SD card. pause recording. ≥Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording. (l 23) ≥This unit records high definition images that are compatible with the 16:9 aspect ratio of a wide-screen TV.
  • Page 44 At this time, the following message appears. When motion pictures are to be recorded, use a Panasonic SD card or another SD card which can be used to record motion pictures. (l 23) A Recording mode...
  • Page 45: Recording Modes/Recordable Time Available For The Motion Picture

    Press the MENU button, then select [VIDEO] [REC MODE] desired item and press the cursor button. Approximate recording times of motion pictures per SD card made by Panasonic SD card memory Motion pictures can be recorded with the highest picture quality.
  • Page 46: Recording Still Pictures (Jpeg)

    Recording Recording still pictures (JPEG) Record the still picture on an SD card. ≥This number of recording pixels for still pictures is compatible with the 16:9 aspect ratio of a wide-screen TV. They are recorded at A Focus indication 1920k1080. ±...
  • Page 47 Recording ª About the focus indication ≥The PHOTO SHOT button on the remote control cannot be pressed halfway. ≥The focus indication does not appear in manual ≥If the [PICT. QUALITY] is set to [ focus mode. mosaic-pattern noise may appear on a ≥Focus on a subject manually when it is not playback image depending on the picture easily focused automatically.
  • Page 48 Recording Switching the shutter effect on/off About simultaneous recording (recording still pictures while You can add a shutter sound when recording still recording motion pictures) pictures. Press the MENU button, then select You can record still pictures even while recording [PICTURE] [SHTR EFFECT] motion pictures.
  • Page 49: Picture Quality/Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures On An Sd Card

    Recording Picture Quality/Approximate Approximate Number of Number of Recordable Recordable Pictures on an SD Pictures on an SD Card Card ª Picture quality and number of Picture quality recordable pictures Selecting the picture quality. Press the MENU button, then select Picture size (1920t1080) [PICTURE]...
  • Page 50: Various Recording Functions

    Recording Various recording functions ≥If the zoom lever is pushed to the end, you can zoom from 1k up to 12k in as fast as approx. 2.2 seconds. Zoom in/out function ≥When the zoom speed is high, the subject may not be focused easily.
  • Page 51: Recording Yourself

    Recording Recording yourself About using the zoom microphone function You can record yourself while viewing the LCD monitor. The zoom microphone is linked to the zooming operation and the sound sensitivity direction Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ (directivity) of the microphone changes as you Rotate the LCD monitor towards the zoom.
  • Page 52: Backlight Compensation Function

    Recording Backlight compensation Fade in/fade out function function Fade in: The image and audio gradually This is for protecting a backlit subject appear. from being darkened. Fade out: The image and audio gradually disappear. Use this function when the light is emanating from behind the subject and the subject appears Rotate the mode dial to select ¬...
  • Page 53: Colour Night View Function

    Recording Pause recording. (Fade out) Colour night view function This allows recording in dark locations. This function allows you to record colour subjects in dark locations (Minimum required illumination: approx. 2 lx) to stand out against the background. Attach this unit to a tripod, and you can record images free from vibration.
  • Page 54: Soft Skin Mode

    Recording Soft skin mode Tele macro function This makes skin colours appear softer This is for bringing only what you for a more attractive appearance. want to record into focus to take close-ups. This is more effective if you record the bust image of a person.
  • Page 55: Self-Timer Recording

    Recording To stop the timer midway through Self-timer recording Press the MENU button. (The self-timer setting is This is for recording shots of yourself cancelled.) as well. ≥The self-timer is cancelled if the power is You can record still pictures on an SD card using turned off or the mode dial is operated.
  • Page 56: Built-In Flash

    Recording When the flash is not used Built-in flash Set the flash to [FLASH OFF]. Use the built-in flash in order to record still ≥Do not block the flash with your hand or by pictures in dark places. other means. Rotate the mode dial to select ≥The unit automatically determines if the flash is ¬...
  • Page 57: Image Stabilizer Function

    Recording Image stabilizer function Red eye reduction function This is for reducing image shakes Reduces the phenomena where human eyes during recording. become red from flashes. Press the cursor button. Then Reduces the image shaking due to hand movement when recording. move the cursor button down to display the icon shown in the Rotate the mode dial to select...
  • Page 58: Guide Line Function

    Recording To cancel the guide line function Guide line function Press the MENU button, then select [BASIC] or This is for viewing the slope and the [PLAY SETUP] # [GUIDE LINES] # [OFF] and balance of the image while recording press the cursor button.
  • Page 59: Microphone Level

    Recording Move the cursor button left or Microphone level right to adjust the microphone This is for adjusting the microphone input level. input level. When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones and the external microphone terminal can be adjusted. Rotate the mode dial to select ¬...
  • Page 60: Zebra Display

    Recording To return to automatic setting Zebra display Press the MENU button, then select [VIDEO] # This is for displaying the parts that [MIC LEVEL] # [AUTO], and press the cursor are too bright. button. Parts where white saturation (colour saturation) ≥Adjust the gain value so that the last 2 bars of is likely to occur (extremely brightly lit or shiny the microphone input level on the centre of the...
  • Page 61: Colour Bar

    Recording Manual recording functions Colour bar This is for displaying a colour bar to check the colour tone. Scene mode This is for recording in various This unit displays a 7 colour bar which is useful situations. for adjusting the picture quality of the TV or the external monitor.
  • Page 62: Manual Focus Adjustment

    Recording To cancel the scene mode function Manual focus adjustment Press the MENU button, then select [BASIC] # [SCENE MODE] # [OFF]. If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, ≥You can also cancel the scene mode function then manual focusing is available. by setting the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch Rotate the mode dial to select ¬...
  • Page 63: White Balance

    Recording Move the cursor button left or White balance right to bring the subject into This is for recording in natural focus. colours. The 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.
  • Page 64 Recording ª About the white balance sensor Manual adjustment mode ≥Mercury-vapor lamps, sodium lamps, some fluorescent lights ≥Lights used for wedding receptions at hotels, stage spotlights in theatres ≥Sunrise, sunset etc. To restore to the automatic adjustment The white balance sensor A detects the type of Set the white balance mode to [ light source during recording.
  • Page 65: Manual Shutter Speed/Aperture Adjustment

    Recording ≥When the iris value is adjusted to brighter than Manual shutter speed/aperture [OPEN], it changes to the gain value. adjustment To restore to automatic adjustment Shutter Speed: Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects. AUTO. Aperture: Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too ≥When setting both the shutter speed and the...
  • Page 66: Playback

    Playback Playback Select the scene to be played back. Motion picture playback Play back motion pictures. Rotate the mode dial to select B Previous page C Next page D Scene number The selected scene will be encircled by a yellow frame. ≥If 9 or more scenes have been recorded, The lens cover closes.
  • Page 67 Playback ª About motion picture Skip playback (to the start of a compatibility scene) ≥This unit is based on the AVCHD format. (Operation is possible with the remote ≥The video signal that can be played back on control only.) this unit is 1440k1080/50i. ≥This unit may degrade or not playback motion Press the button on the...
  • Page 68 Playback Frame-by-frame playback To adjust the volume The motion picture is advanced one frame at a Adjust the speaker volume during playback. time. Move the volume lever to change Move the cursor button up during the volume level. playback to pause the playback. Move the cursor button right.
  • Page 69: Playing Back Motion Pictures By Date

    Playback Playing back motion pictures Repeat playback by date Playback of the first scene starts after playback of the last scene finishes. Recorded scenes are grouped by date on this unit. Press the MENU button, then select Scenes recorded on the same day can be played [PLAY SETUP] [REPEAT PLAY] back in succession.
  • Page 70: Resuming The Previous Playback

    Playback Still picture (JPEG) playback Resuming the previous playback Play back the still pictures recorded on the card. Rotate the mode dial to select If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the playback can be resumed from where it was stopped.
  • Page 71 Playback ª About still picture compatibility ≥If 9 or more files have been recorded, the next (or previous) page can be displayed ≥This unit is compliant with the unified standard by moving the cursor button left and right or DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) moving the cursor button down, selecting established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and by moving the cursor...
  • Page 72: Editing Scenes

    Editing Editing Deleting multiple scenes from the thumbnail display Editing scenes Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ and then select the (motion Deleting scenes picture playback) tab. This is for deleting scenes recorded on SD cards. Press the button while the thumbnail view screen is The deleted scenes cannot be restored.
  • Page 73: Protecting Scenes

    Editing (Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2) Protecting scenes Press the button. This is for preventing scenes from When the confirmation message being deleted by mistake. appears, select [YES], then press Scenes can be protected so that they are not the cursor button.
  • Page 74: Editing Still Pictures

    Editing Editing still pictures Deleting multiple files from the thumbnail display Deleting still pictures Rotate the mode dial to select ¬ This is for deleting still picture files and then select the (still picture recorded on SD cards. playback) tab. The deleted files cannot be restored.
  • Page 75: Protecting Still Pictures

    Editing When the confirmation message Protecting still pictures appears, select [YES], then press This is for preventing still picture files the cursor button. from being deleted by mistake. (Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2) Files recorded on an SD card can be protected To continue deleting other files so that they are not deleted by mistake.
  • Page 76: Dpof Setting

    Editing To cancel all DPOF settings DPOF setting Press the MENU button, then select This is for writing the printing data on [PLAY SETUP] # [DPOF SET] # an SD card. [CANCEL ALL] and press the cursor button. ≥When the confirmation message appears, You can write the data of the still pictures to be select [YES], then press the cursor button.
  • Page 77: Card Management

    Card management Card management Formatting Formatting an SD card This is for initializing cards. Please be aware that if an SD card is formatted, then all the data recorded on the card will be erased. Store important data on a computer etc.
  • Page 78: With Other Products

    With other products With other products ≥Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down. With a TV ª To display the on-screen information on the TV Playback on TV The information displayed on the screen (operation icon and time code etc.) can be The motion pictures and still pictures recorded displayed on the TV.
  • Page 79 HDMI compatible high definition TV and then play back the recorded high definition images (l 8), you can enjoy them in high resolution with high quality sound. If you connect this unit to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with VIERA Link (HDAVI Control), linked operations are possible. (l 85) Connect this unit and a TV with the HDMI cable (optional).
  • Page 80: Connecting With Hdmi

    With other products ª About the settings when 1080i connecting with HDMI This is an interlace scan method which scans When this unit is connected to another device 1080 scan lines to display a high definition with a HDMI cable, the output setting on this unit image.
  • Page 81 E Subwoofer F AV amplifier (optional) ≥If you connect this unit to a Panasonic AV amplifier and Panasonic TV (VIERA) that are compatible with VIERA Link (HDAVI Control), linked operations become possible. (l 85) ≥Audio recorded from an external microphone is in stereo (2ch).
  • Page 82 With other products 3 Connecting with the component cable (supplied) and the AV cable (supplied) Connect this unit and a TV with the component cable (supplied) and the AV cable (supplied). COMPONENT COMPONENT VIDEO IN AUDIO IN A Component cable (supplied) B AV cable (supplied) ≥Connect to terminals of the same colour.
  • Page 83 With other products ª If the image or audio from this unit is not output on the TV ≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they ≥Check the connected terminal. ≥Check the TV’s input setting (input switch). (For more information, please read the operating instructions for the TV.) ≥If the images are not displayed correctly on a wide-screen TV, adjust the aspect setting on...
  • Page 84 With other products 4 Connecting with the AV cable (supplied) Connect this unit and a TV with the AV cable (supplied). VIDEO IN AUDIO IN A AV cable (supplied) If your recorder is not equipped with AV Input Sockets, the 21-pin Adaptor B (optional) is necessary.
  • Page 85: Playback Using Viera Link (Hdavi Control)

    With other products Playback using VIERA Link (HDAVI Control) If you connect this unit to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with VIERA Link (HDAVI Control) with a HDMI cable, the following linked operations become possible. ≥You can use the remote control for the TV to control playback on this unit.
  • Page 86: 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 87: Dubbing Images Onto A Connected Dvd Recorder Or Video Device

    With other products Dubbing images onto a To stop dubbing 1) Stop recording on the connected device. connected DVD recorder or 2) Then stop playback on this unit. video device ≥If the date and time display and function This is for dubbing images recorded on this unit indication are unnecessary, cancel them before onto a DVD recorder, video device etc.
  • Page 88: With A Printer (Pictbridge)

    With other products With a printer (PictBridge) Move the cursor button up or down to select the desired To print pictures by directly connecting this unit number of prints, then press the to the printer, use a printer compatible with cursor button.
  • Page 89 With other products Select the layout setting on When you stop printing halfway Move the cursor button down. [PAGE LAYOUT]. A confirmation message appears. If [YES] is selected, the number of prints set is cancelled and the screen returns to step 2. If [NO] is selected, all the settings are kept and the screen returns to step 3.
  • Page 90: With A Computer

    With a computer With a computer Before using with a computer What you can do with a computer Data type Can do Software used [Copy to PC] [Write data to media]* Motion picture HD Writer Ver1.0E for SD1 [Copy between media]* [Easy editing] Standard Windows picture viewer or a Playing back on a computer...
  • Page 91: Contents On Provided Cd-Rom

    With a computer Contents on provided CD-ROM The following software applications are contained on the provided CD-ROM. ª HD Writer Ver1.0E for SD1 You can acquire data of motion pictures and still pictures on an SD card to the hard disk of the computer, easily edit (split, merge, delete) the motion pictures, then write the data to an SD card or disc.
  • Page 92: End User License Agreement

    With a computer Article 6 Limitation of Liability End User License Agreement The Software is provided “AS-IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, Before opening the CD-ROM package, please including, but not limited to, warranties of read the following. non-infringement, merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Page 93: Operating Environment

    With a computer Operating environment ≥A CD-ROM drive is necessary to install the supplied software applications. (A compatible drive and media are necessary for writing to a DVD.) ≥When 2 or more USB devices are connected to a computer, or when devices are connected through USB hubs or by using extension cables, proper operation is not guaranteed.
  • Page 94 With a computer ≥Operation cannot be guaranteed on all DVD drives. ≥DVD discs authored with this software are not guaranteed to play in all DVD players that do not support the AVCHD. ≥Operation is not guaranteed on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition and not compatible with 64 bit operation systems.
  • Page 95: Installation

    With a computer Installation Click [Next]. When installing the software, log on to your computer as the Administrator or with a user name with equivalent authorization. (If you do not have authorization to do this, consult your manager.) ≥Before starting the installation, close any other software applications which are running.
  • Page 96: Reading The Operating Instructions Of The Software Applications

    Remove] ([Change or Remove] or ≥You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or [Add/Remove]). later to read the PDF operating instructions. Select [start] [All Programs (Programs)] [Panasonic] [HD Writer Ver1.0E for SD1] [Manual (PDF Format)]. ≥Proceed with the uninstallation by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 97: Connection And Recognition

    With a computer Connection and recognition Connect this unit and a computer. Connection and recognition procedures After the software applications are installed, this unit must be connected to the computer and be correctly recognised by the computer. ≥Connect after installing the software applications.
  • Page 98: About The Computer Display

    With a computer ª Copying still pictures recorded About the computer display on the SD card to a computer When the unit is connected to a computer, it is Card reader function (mass storage) recognised as an external drive. When an SD card with recorded data on it is [Removable Disk] is displayed in [My Computer].
  • Page 99: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    ≥Depending on your computer’s settings, this icon may not be displayed. Select [USB Mass Storage Device] and click [Stop]. Verify [MATSHITA HDC-SD1 USB Device] is selected and click [OK]. Click [Close], and you can safely disconnect Verify the following items are the cable.
  • Page 100: Using Hd Writer Ver1.0E For Sd1

    If you log on with a Select [start] login name other than Administrator, you [All Programs (Programs)] cannot use the applications. [Panasonic] [HD Writer Ver1.0E ª Copying data on an SD card to for SD1] [HD Writer].
  • Page 101 With a computer ≥Refer to the operating instructions of the software (PDF file) for details on how to use it. ≥Do not insert a disc created with HD Writer Ver1.0E for SD1 in a device that does not support the AVCHD format. It may no longer be possible to eject it.
  • Page 102: If Using Macintosh

    With a computer If using Macintosh ≥Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some personal computers cannot be used. ≥Apple, Mac OS is either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 103: Others

    Others Others ª [SETUP] [FORMAT CARD] (l 77) Menus and Indications [DISPLAY] (l 105) [DATE/TIME] (l 38) [DATE FORMAT] (l 38) Menu list [POWER SAVE] (l 105) [QUICK START] (l 30) Recording menus [BEEP SOUND] (l 105) [LCD AI] (l 40) [LCD SET] (l 39) [COMPONENT OUT] (l 82) [HDMI RESOLUTION] (l 80)
  • Page 104: Playback Menus

    Others Playback menus Playback menus (motion picture playback) (still picture playback) ª [PLAY SETUP] ª [PLAY SETUP] [PLAY MODE] (l 69) [SCENE PROTECT] (l 75) [REPEAT PLAY] (l 69) [DPOF SET] (l 76) [RESUME PLAY] (l 70) ª [SETUP] [SCENE PROTECT] (l 73) [GUIDE LINES] (l 58) [FORMAT CARD] (l 77) [DISPLAY] (l 105)
  • Page 105: Menus Related To [Advanced] And [Setup]

    Others ª [BEEP SOUND] Menus related to [ADVANCED] and [SETUP] ≥[OFF] ≥[ON] This allows operations such as starting and ª [REC LAMP] ending recording to be signaled by a beep. When [OFF] is set, no beep is heard when an ≥[OFF] ≥[ON] operation such as recording is started or ended.
  • Page 106: Indications

    Others Colour night view function Indications Zoom microphone ª Recording indications Wind noise reduction Motion picture recording Microphone level 30min 0h00m00s Zebra display R30min Motion picture recording mode 1/100 Sports mode OPEN 15. 12. 2007 15:30 Portrait mode Still picture recording Low light mode (when the PHOTO SHOT button is pressed Spotlight mode...
  • Page 107: Playback Indications

    Others ª Playback indications Number of recording pixels for Motion picture playback still pictures 1920k1080 The picture size is not displayed for still pictures recorded with other products that have different picture sizes from the sizes shown above. Still picture playback ª...
  • Page 108: Messages

    You are attempting to connect an AC adaptor not compatible with this unit. Use the supplied AC adaptor. (l 28) If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit (l 27), remove the battery and then insert it again. If the message appears even after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair.
  • Page 109 Others CANNOT PROTECT. Scenes on SD cards for which the top menu has been created with HD Writer Ver1.0E for SD1 cannot be protected. (l 73) CANNOT RECORD IN AGS The AGS function is activated. (l 42) MODE. PUSH THE RESET An irregularity in the unit has been detected.
  • Page 110: About Recovery

    Others About recovery When the SD card is accessed, you try to playback a scene or faulty control information is read, one of the messages below may be displayed. (Depending on the error, this may take time.) CONTROL DATA ERROR HAS BEEN DETECTED.
  • Page 111: Functions That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously

    Others Functions that cannot be used simultaneously Some functions in this unit are disabled or cannot be selected due to the unit’s specifications. The table below shows examples of functions restricted by various conditions. Functions Conditions which disable the functions Backlight compensation ≥When the colour night view function is used ≥When the iris/gain is set...
  • Page 112: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting ª Unit operations Problem Check points This unit cannot be ≥Is the battery fully charged? # Charge it with the AC adaptor. (l 25) turned on. ≥The battery protection circuit may have operated. Attach the battery to the AC adaptor for 5 to 10 seconds. If the unit still cannot be used, the battery is faulty.
  • Page 113 Others Problem Check points This unit cannot be ≥The unit cannot be operated if the LCD monitor is not opened. operated though ≥Press the RESET button. (l 116) If normal conditions are not powered up. restored yet, remove the battery or AC adaptor, wait about 1 minute and then reconnect the battery or AC adaptor.
  • Page 114 Others Problem Check points Auto focus function does ≥Is manual focus mode selected? # Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to AUTO. not work. ≥Are you trying to record a scene which is hard to bring into focus in auto focus mode? # There are some recording subjects and surroundings for which the auto focus does not operate correctly.
  • Page 115 Others Problem Check points Scenes cannot be ≥Is the scene on the SD card protected? # Protected scenes cannot be deleted. Release the protect setting. deleted. (l 73) ≥Scene which cannot be displayed as thumbnails (the thumbnails are displayed as ) cannot be deleted.
  • Page 116 Others Problem Check points “PUSH THE RESET ≥The unit has automatically detected an error. Press the RESET SWITCH.” is displayed. button with the projecting part of the grip belt A. This will restart the unit. ≥If you do not press the RESET button, the power to this unit is turned off automatically about 1 minute later.
  • Page 117 Others ª When connected to another device Problem Check points VIERA Link does not ≥Are you connecting with the component cable or the AV cable? # Connect with a HDMI cable (optional). (l 85) work. ≥Is the [VIERA Link] setting appropriate? # Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] # [VIERA Link] # [ON] with the cursor button.
  • Page 118: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for use Do not spray insecticides or volatile chemicals onto the unit. ≥If the unit is sprayed with such chemicals, its About this unit body may be marred and the surface finish may peel off. ≥Do not leave rubber or plastic products in The unit and the SD card become warm during use.
  • Page 119: About The Battery

    Others If you drop the battery accidentally, check to About the battery see if the terminals are damaged. ≥Attaching a battery with damaged terminals can The battery used in this unit is a rechargeable damage the unit or AC adaptor. lithium-ion battery.
  • Page 120: Lcd Monitor

    Others About the SD card LCD monitor ≥The memory capacity indicated on the label of ≥When the LCD monitor gets dirty, wipe it with a an SD card is the total of the capacity for dry soft cloth. copyright protection and management and the ≥In a place with drastic temperature changes, capacity which can be used on the unit, a condensation may form on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 121: Explanation Of Terms

    Others Explanation of terms About condensation Automatic white balance When condensation forms on the unit, the lens White balance adjustment recognises the colour will cloud up and the unit may not work properly. of light and adjusts so the white colour will Make every effort to ensure that condensation become a purer white.
  • Page 122: Auto Focus

    Others Outside of the effective range of automatic white Recording a subject behind dirty or dusty balance adjustment, the image will become window reddish or bluish. Even within the effective range The subject behind the window will not be of automatic white balance adjustment, the focused because the focus is on the dirty automatic white balance adjustment may not window.
  • Page 123: Specifications

    Others Specifications High Definition Video Camera Information for your safety Power source: DC 9.3 V (When using AC adaptor) DC 7.2 V (When using battery) Power consumption: Recording: 8.0 W Signal system 1080/50i Recording format AVCHD format compliant Image sensor 1/4z 3CCD image sensor Total: 560 Kk3 Effective pixels:...
  • Page 124 Others Component terminal 1.0 Vp-p, 75 h output level Pb: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h HDMI terminal output HDMI Ver. 1.2a [1125i (1080i)/625p (576p)] level Audio output level (Line) 316 mV, 600 h Mic input Mic sensitivity j50 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz) (‰...
  • Page 125 Others Still pictures Recording media SD Memory Card: 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12 and FAT16 system corresponding) SDHC Memory Card: 4 GB (FAT32 system corresponding) Compression JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding Picture size...
  • Page 126: Index

    Others Index ª Others HDMI terminal ..........79 Help mode ............. 36 ª Numerics High definition ..........8 5.1 channel ............81 ª ª Image stabilizer ..........57 A/V output terminal ........17 Initial setting ..........105 A/V terminal ..........82, 84 Iris ..............65 AC adaptor ........25, 28, 119 Anti-Ground-Shooting (AGS) ......42 ª...
  • Page 127 Others ª Recordable time ........27, 45 Recording lamp ..........105 Recording modes ...........45 Recording time elapsed .........44 Red eye reduction ..........57 Remaining battery capacity indication ...28 Remaining number of still pictures ....47 Remaining time left for recording ....44 Remote control ..........21 Repair ............110 Repeat playback ..........69 Resume playback ..........70...
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