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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    This product is eligible for the P2HD Operating Instructions 5 Year Warranty Repair Program. For details, see page 169. Memory Card Camera-Recorder AG-HPX301E Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH...
  • Page 2: Read This First

    Read this fi rst! indicates safety information. DO NOT REMOVE PANEL COVERS CAUTION: BY UNSCREWING THEM. Do not lift the unit by its handle while the tripod To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not is attached. When the tripod is attached, its remove cover.
  • Page 3 EMC NOTICE FOR THE PURCHASER/USER OF THE APPARATUS 1. Applicable standards and operating environment The apparatus is compliant with: standards EN55103-1 and EN55103-2 1996.11, and electromagnetic environments E1, E2, E3 and E4. 2. Pre-requisite conditions to achieving compliance with the above standards <1>...
  • Page 4: Precautions For Use

      S houldvideooraudiorecordingfailduetoamalfunctionofthiscamera-recorderorthePcardsused,wewillnot assumeliabilityforsuchfailure. Disposing and transferring ownership of memory card devices FormattingordeletingamemorycarddeviceinthiscameraoraPCwillonlychangefilemanagementdataandleave dataonthecardintact.Itisrecommendedthatthecardeitherbephysicallydestroyedorthatcommerciallysoldsoftware beusedtocompletelydeleteanydataonthecard.Notethatmanagingcarddataistheowner’sresponsibility. Information on software for this product 1.  I ncludedwiththisproductissoftwarelicensedundertheGNUGeneralPublicLicense(GPL)andGNULesser GeneralPublicLicense(LGPL),andusersareherebyinformedthattheyhavetherighttoobtain,changeand redistributethesourcecodesofthissoftware. DetailsonGPLandLGPLcanbefoundontheinstallationCDprovidedwiththeunit.Refertothefoldercalled “LDOC”.(Detailsaregivenintheoriginal(English-language)text.) Toobtainthesourcecodes,gotothefollowinghomepage: Themanufacturerasksuserstorefrainfromdirectinginquiriesconcerningthesourcecodestheyhaveobtainedand otherdetailstoitsrepresentatives. .  I ncludedwiththisproductissoftwarewhichislicensedunderMIT-License. DetailsonMIT-LicensecanbefoundontheinstallationCDprovidedwiththeunit.Refertothefoldercalled“LDOC”. (Detailsaregivenintheoriginal(English-language)text.) This product is licensed under the AVC Patent Portfolio License for the personal and non-commercial use of the following activities of a consumer but no license is granted or implied for any other use.  EncodevideoincompliancewiththeAVCstandard(“AVCvideo”)  DecodeAVCvideothatwasencodedbyaconsumerengagedinapersonalandnon-commercialactivity.  DecodeAVCvideothatwasobtainedfromavideoproviderlicensedtoprovideAVCvideo Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, LLC ( Trademarks   T heSDandSDHClogosaretrademarks.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! ......................... 2 Precautions for Use ...................... 4 Chapter 1 Overview Camera Unit Features ..................... 8 Recording and Playback Features ................ 10 Outline of operations ..................... 12 Saving and editing on external devices .............. 12 System Configuration .................... 13 Standard accessories .................... 14 Chapter 2 Parts and Their Functions Power Supply and Accessory Mounting Section .......... 15 Audio (input) Function Section .
  • Page 6 Assigning functions to USER buttons ................ 57 Selecting Audio Input Signals and Adjusting Recording Levels ........ 58 Selecting Audio Input Signals ................ 58 Adjusting Recording Levels .................. 58 Selecting Function for the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL Control ........ 59 CH3 and CH4 Recording Levels ................ 59 Setting Time Data ...................... 60 Recording time codes and user bits .............. 61 Setting user bits .................... 63 Entering the User Bits ................... 63 Setting the Time Code .................. 65 Externally Locking the Time Code ................
  • Page 7 Selecting Thumbnails .................. 109 Playing back Clips .................... 109 Switching the Thumbnail Display ................ 110 Changing thumbnails .................. 111 Shot Mark ...................... 111 Text Memo ...................... 112 Deleting Clips ...................... 113 Restoring Clips .................... 114 Reconnection of Incomplete Clips .............. 114 Copying Clips .....................
  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Overview

    Chapter 1 Overview The AG-HPX301E P2 memory card camera-recorder features a camera unit equipped with a 1/3 inch 2.2 megapixel 3MOS sensor and a recording and playback unit that provides AVC-Intra 100 compression recording as standard to offer HD full pixel and full sampling for superb image quality and high-quality video. It handles multiple HD and SD formats: AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV compression recording. The P2 card provides a reliability, speed and IT functionality that no other media can match and is destined to revolutionize recording and editing paradigms.  M ultiple HD/SD formats The camera supports both the HD and SD video formats making it ready for news gathering, program production and film making in a wide range of professional applications and content production. In 1080i/720P HD recording for broadcasting, the camera uses the highly reliable AVC-Intra or DVCPRO HD codec while also supporting SD multi- codec (DVCPRO50, DVCPRO or DV) recording capability. The AG-HPX301E provides high quality and uncompressed, 16-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel recording of audio in all formats.  V ariable frame rate makes speed effects possible (in the 720P format) The AG-HPX301E comes with the variable frame rate feature developed for the VariCam HD Cinema camera. In 720P mode , the frame rate can be set to any of 20 steps between 12P and 50P (60P). This puts features such as undercranking (dropping frames) and overcranking (high frame rate) for quick motion and slow motion cine-like effects at the disposal of the camera crew.  N ative mode/over 50P (60P) mode selectable   N ativemode: Playing back a recording made at a frame rate set in the camera at the normal rate provides speed effects without using a frame rate converter. Native mode also extends the recording time of a P2 card.    0Pover0P(0P)mode: Use of a DVCPRO HD recorder such as the AJ-HD1400 or the FOCUS FS-100 hard disk recorder enables the AG- HPX301E to make backup recordings with a DVCPRO HD stream from the DVCPRO/DV connector.
  • Page 9  S low, synchro and high speed shutter The shutter speed can be set from a slow speed of 1/6 s up to a maximum speed of 1/7200 s . Combined with the variable frame rate functions, this allows you to create blurring or stop motion effects. The AG-HPX301E also features a synchro scan function that is ideal for capturing screen shots from a computer monitor.  S cene file dial This dial allows you to instantly retrieve settings that suit shooting conditions. Six preset files are provided, and you can change the file names and their settings as desired. You can also save up to four files to an SD or SDHC memory card (both referred to as “SD memory card” below) and load files from an SD memory card.  S hooting assist functions   U SERbuttons: Three USER buttons each of which can be assigned a frequently used function for immediate access.   F ocusassist: Magnifies the center portion of the image and displays a focus bar to facilitate focusing.   E ightfilesforcompensatinglenschromaticaberrationandfourfilesforcorrectingshadingforinterchangeablelenses areprovided.   V ariablecolortemperature: Allows fine adjustment after setting the white balance.   R ECREVIEW: Provides a quick check of the last few seconds of the most recently recorded clip.
  • Page 10: Recording And Playback Features

    Recording and Playback Features  A variety of interfaces     U SB.0connector(HOST/DEVICE) A USB 2.0 connection to a computer or other device allows you to use P2 cards in the camera as mass storage. The USB host function makes it possible to save P2 card data to an external hard disk connected via USB 2.0 and clips stored on the hard disk can be viewed and written back to a P2 card.     D VCPRO/DVinputandoutputprovidedasstandardfeature IEEE1394 compliant external devices can be connected to enable output and input via the digital interface. Connect a 6-pin plug to this connector. Note that the connector does not support bus power. Input and output via IEEE1394 is not available when the AVC-Intra codec is selected.  P 2 cards for high capacity, high speed and high reliability In addition to exceptional resistance to shock, vibration and temperature fluctuations, the P2 (Professional Plug-in) card has a reliability that guarantees long-term repeated recording/initialization that a tape or hard disk system with their moving parts could never match. The connectors are professional grade to withstand long-term continual insertion and removal. The P2 card stores the AV data for each shooting session as a single file that is immediately accessible for nonlinear editing or transfer over a network without digitizing. Transfer speeds far surpassing those of optical disks also help to speed up production processes. The P2 card complies with PC card standards and can be directly plugged into the PC card slot on a computer. The two P2 card slots allow continuous recording on two P2 cards and also offer the following recording capabilities in a memory card camera-recorder.     C ardselection: In standby status, you can instantly select (switch to) the slot of the card you wish to record on Recorded content can be quickly passed on to editing or transferred to minimize interruptions in recording making it far more efficient...
  • Page 11  S D memory card slot The camera provides an SD memory card slot for saving and loading scene files and user settings. A metadata upload file (created using P2 Viewer) containing the name of the person who shot the video, the name of the reporter, the shooting location or a text memo and other information can be saved to an SD memory card. This data file can be loaded as clip metadata.  H D/SD SDI output and downconverter supported Video line outputs (3 BNC connectors) are provided as standard. These outputs can flexibly handle both monitor and line recording. A down-converter is also built-in. Aspect mode can also be selected.   S DIOUT(HD/SD)1system,outputs: The HD-SDI outputs allow you to make backups on an external VTR (with HD-SDI input) in synch with REC button operation. SD-SDI can also down convert and output HD content.   V IDEOOUT: Outputs down converted SD video (composite video).  F ine adjustment of sound recording level The camera features a front-mounted control for fine adjustment of the sound recording level. This control is particularly useful for adjusting the sound level when you have to control both video and audio recording. The control can be disabled.  U nislot wireless receiver compatible The AG-HPX301E is designed to work with optional slot wireless receivers. (page 100) The camera supports 2-channel wireless receivers. *1 “P2 Viewer” is a Windows PC viewing software that can be downloaded free of charge by P2 card users. ®...
  • Page 12: Outline Of Operations

    Outline of operations The AG-HPX301E records video on P2 cards. Excelling at high transfer speeds, the P2 card enables high vision recording and smooth editing and dubbing. Saving and editing on external devices Using USB DEVICE mode to connect an external device via the USB 2.0 connector (Page 145) The data (file) is transferred for nonlinear editing on your computer or other unit.
  • Page 13: System Configuration

    (Phantom +48 V) AJ-C10050G AG-MC200G AJ-MC700P Battery PROPAC14, TRIMPAC14 Lens HYTRON50/140 (Bayonet type) DIONIC90/160 FUJINON, CANON V-mount ENDURA E-7/7S AG-HPX301E type ENDURA E-10/10S Tripod adapter battery plate SHAN-TM700 NP-L7 Holder Video encoder card plate NP battery holder AJ-YAX800G SD Memory cards...
  • Page 14: Standard Accessories

    Standard accessories Lens Front lens cap Rear lens cap Zoom lever *1 *2 *1 *2 *1 *2 Connector cap Lens hood Lens hood cap Eye cup *1 *2 *1 *3 Shoulder belt FRONT AUDIO LEVEL knob Mount cap XLR connector cap (screw included) BNC cap CD-ROM *1 Manufactured by Fujinon Co., Ltd. *2 This component is part of the lens. *3 This component is part of the lens hood. *4 This component is part of the camera.  NOTE • B e sure to appropriately dispose of the packing material when you have unpacked the product. • C onsult your supplier regarding purchases of accessories.
  • Page 15: Chapter 2 Parts And Their Functions

    Chapter 2 Parts and Their Functions Power Supply and Accessory Mounting Section 5 14 3 15 1 POWER switch 9 Mount cap Use to turn the power on and off. To remove the cap, raise the lens lever. Replace the cap when a lens is not mounted. 2 Battery holder A battery from Anton/Bauer is mounted here. 10 Lens cable/microphone cable clamp For details, refer to [Mounting the Battery and Setting This clamp secures the lens and microphone cables. the Battery Type] (page 91). For details, refer to [Mounting the Lens] (page 94). 3 DC IN (external power input) socket (XLR, 4P) 11 Tripod mount Connect this camera to an external DC power supply. To mount the camera on a tripod, attach the optional For details, refer to [Use of the external DC power tripod adapter (SHAN-TM700) here. supply] (page 93).
  • Page 16: Audio (Input) Function Section

    Audio (input) Function Section 1 MIC IN (microphone input) jack (XLR, 3-pin)  NOTE • C onnect a microphone (optional accessory) to this To record 2-channel wireless input, switch both CH1 and jack. CH2 to W.L. position and set the menu option WIRELESS • A phantom-powered microphone may be connected. TYPE in the AUDIO SETUP screen to DUAL. To use a phantom-powered microphone, set the menu 5 AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 (audio channel 1/2) connectors option F.MIC POWER to ON in the AUDIO SETUP (XLR, 3-pin) Audio devices or microphones may be connected here. screen. For details, refer to [When Using Audio Devices] For details, refer to [Preparing for Audio Input] (page 101). (page 100). 6 LINE/MIC/+48V (line input/mic input/mic input +48V) 2 AUDIO LEVEL CH1/CH2 (audio channel 1/2 selector switch recording level adjustment) controls Use to select audio signals input to the AUDIO IN CH1/ • W ith the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch positioned CH2 connectors. to MAN, these controls can be used to adjust the LINE: L ine input for audio signals input from an recording levels for audio channels 1 and 2.
  • Page 17: Audio (Output) Function Section

    Audio (output) Function Section 1 MONITOR SELECT (audio channel) CH1/2, CH3/4 4 Speaker The speaker outputs EE sound during recording and selector switch Use this switch to select the audio channel whose reproduced sound during playback. The speaker emits signals are output to the speaker, earphones or AUDIO an alarm sound when the warning lamp and indicator OUT connectors. light or blink. EE sound and reproduced sound are not CH1/2: Signal output of audio channels 1 and 2. output during alarm sound output. CH3/4: Signal output of audio channels 3 and 4. When earphones are connected to the PHONES The channel indications of the audio level meters in the connector, the sound from the speaker is automatically viewfinder and on the LCD monitor show the channels muted. selected with this switch. 5 PHONES (earphones) jack (mini jack) This connector is designed for audio monitoring (stereo) 2 MONITOR SELECT (audio selection) CH1/3, ST, CH2/4 selector switch earphones. This switch and the MONITOR SELECT CH1/2, CH3/4 6 DC OUT (DC power supply) output socket. switch select the audio signal output to the speaker, This is a 12 V DC output socket that provides a earphones and AUDIO OUT connectors. maximum current of 1.5 A.
  • Page 18: Shooting And Recording/Playback Functions Section

    Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions Section 5 6 7  Shooting and Recording (camera unit) 4 AUTO W/B (white/black) BAL switch Automatically adjusts the white balance. Set AWB: 1 ND FILTER (filter switching) control the WHITE BAL switch on the side to [A] or Use this control to adjust the amount of light entering [B] and use this switch to adjust the white the MOS sensor during shooting in strong outdoor balance, which takes a few seconds. The lighting. adjusted value is stored in memory. Control When the WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST Setting Description position and the AUTO W/B BAL switch is set to AWB CLEAR Does not use the ND filter. to indicate the color temperature, pushing Reduces the amount of light the AUTO W/B BAL switch towards AWB a 1/4ND entering the MOS sensor to 1/4. second time allows you to change the preset Reduces the amount of light color temperature. 1/16ND entering the MOS sensor to 1/16.
  • Page 19 6 OUTPUT/AUTO KNEE selector switch 8 DISP/MODE CHK button This switch selects the video signals sent from • P ress this button to turn off the viewfinder and LCD the camera unit to the memory card recorder unit, display. (The time code indication stays on.) viewfinder and video monitor. • A second press of the button turns the display back on and holding it down displays shooting conditions CAM. AUTO KNEE ON: Video being recorded through the camera is and functions assigned to USER switches. output with the Auto knee circuit activated. A • I t also serves to turn off the alarm sound. DRS (Dynamic Range Stretcher) function can 9 SYNCHRO SCAN switch be used instead of the AUTO KNEE function. This function adjusts the synchro scan speed when For details, refer to [DRS (Dynamic Range the SHUTTER switch is set to ON and synchro scan is Stretcher) function] (page 9). selected. CAM. AUTO KNEE OFF: Pressing the – switch sets a slower shutter speed and Video being recorded through the camera is pressing the + switch sets a faster one. output with the Auto knee circuit turned off. For example, to record a computer screen, make The KNEE point is locked to the level set in adjustments to minimize horizontal bar noise in the the menu. viewfinder.
  • Page 20 28 23 21 25 20 22 26  Shooting and Recording/Playback 15 y FF (fast forward) button In stop mode, press this button for fast playback. Function Section (Recorder Unit) During playback, press this button for fast playback at 12 REC button about 4x normal speed. Press this button to start recording and press once If this button is pressed when playback is paused, the again to stop it. beginning of the next clip is located in pause mode This button operates in the same way as the VTR button (cue-up mode). on the lens. 16 g STOP button 13 SDI OUT CHARACTER switch Press this button to stop playback. Use this switch to control the superimposition of Press this button to stop interval recording and one-shot character data onto SDI OUT to indicate status or recording. setting menus. 17 PLAY/PAUSE button ON: Superimposes characters. Press this button to view playback in the viewfinder or OFF: Does not superimpose characters.
  • Page 21 • M ultiMediaCards (MMC) cannot be used. (Use of such is set to recording standby mode. cards may prevent recording.) For details, refer to [How to use Scene File Data] (page 87). • B e sure to use mini SD card adapters when using mini 30 FOCUS ASSIST button SD cards with this camera. (Note that this camera will Turns magnification of the center portion of the image not operate normally when a mini SD adapter is installed on and off. without inserting a card. Be sure to insert a card when an For details, refer to [Focus assist function] (page 80). adapter is installed.) • U se of Panasonic SD memory cards and mini SD cards 31 REC switch is recommended. Be sure to format such cards in this Switches functions of the REC button on the handle. camera. ON: Enables the REC button. • T his unit supports the following SD and SDHC memory OFF: Disables the REC button. card capacities. 8MB/16MB/32MB/64MB/ 32 USB lamp SD memory cards 128MB/256MB/512MB/1GB/ This lamp lights when the camera is in USB mode (PC mode).
  • Page 22: Menu/Thumbnail Operation Section

    Menu/Thumbnail Operation Section 1 MENU button 5 CURSOR and SET buttons • H old down the button to open a setting menu screen. Use these buttons to manipulate setting menus, the A second press of the button returns the previous menu bar and thumbnails. image. The four triangular buttons are cursor buttons and the • T his function is not available in the thumbnail display square center button is the SET button. and during recording. 6 EXIT/CANCEL button 2 JOG dial button Press this button to exit an open thumbnail menu or • U se this button to go between setting menus and to property window to return to the previous image. select and set items in open setting menus. Pressing this button while holding down the SHIFT • I n a setting menu, turning the JOG dial button button turns it into a cancel function allowing you to downwards moves the menu cursor downwards and cancel clip selections at one time. turning it upwards moves the menu cursor upwards. 7 SHIFT button Press the JOG dial button to confirm made settings.
  • Page 23: Time Code Section

    2 TC IN connector (BNC) the time code independently of P2 card To externally lock the time code, input a reference time recording status. Use this position to code to this connector. synchronize the time code with the time of For details, refer to [Externally Locking the Time Code] day, or to externally lock the time code. (page 67). SET: Select this position to set the time code or user bits. 3 TC OUT connector (BNC) R-RUN: Select this position to advance the time Connect this connector to the time code input (TC IN) of code only during recording. The time code the external device to lock the time code of that device is continuously recorded during normal to the time code of the AG-HPX301E. recording. But deleting clips and setting a For details, refer to [Outputting the time code externally] 24P/24PA frame rate to continue recording of (page 68). clips that are not 24P/24PA clips may break 4 HOLD button the sequence of time code recording. Pressing this button instantly freezes the time data indication on the counter. Note that time code  NOTE generation continues. Pressing the button again restarts Always use the CURSOR and SET buttons to set the time the counter. code and user bits. The JOG dial button cannot be used for This function allows you to check the time code or this purpose. counter value of a recorded scene.
  • Page 24: Warning And Status Display Functions

    Warning and Status Display LCD Monitor Functions 1 LCD Monitor The LCD monitor displays the video in the viewfinder. 1 Back tally lamp Alternatively, it can show clips on the P2 card in a When the BACK TALLY switch is set to ON, this lamp thumbnail format. behaves in the same way as the front tally lamp. For details on the LCD monitor, refer to [Viewfinder and LCD Menus] (page 125). 2 Rear tally lamp In thumbnail display mode, you can use the thumbnail When the BACK TALLY switch is set to ON, the rear tally menu buttons, CURSOR and SET buttons to manipulate lamp behaves in the same way as the back tally lamp. or delete clips, or format P2 cards. 3 BACK TALLY switch For details, refer to [Manipulating Clips with Use this switch to control the back and rear tally lamps. Thumbnails] (page 106). Enables the back and rear tally lamps. ON: 2 OPEN button OFF: Disables the back and rear tally lamps. Use to open the LCD monitor. 4 WARNING lamp This lamp starts blinking or lights when an error is detected in the memory card recorder unit.
  • Page 25: Viewfinder

    Viewfinder 1 Viewfinder The viewfinder displays the video image in color during recording or playback. It also displays warnings and messages – indicating camera operating status and settings – zebra patterns and markers (safety zone and center markers, etc.).  NOTE The menu option EVF COLOR can be set to monochrome in the DISPLAY SETUP screen. 2 TALLY switch Use to control the front tally lamp. ON: Tally lamp goes on. OFF: Tally lamp goes out. 3 Front tally lamp This lamp goes on during recording when the TALLY switch is set to the [ON] . It blinks to indicate warnings. 4 Eyepiece 5 Diopter adjusting ring Adjust this ring to suit your vision so that the image in the viewfinder is as clear as possible. 6 Eyepiece lock button 7 Microphone holder 8 Right and left viewfinder positioning rings Loosen the rings to adjust right and left position, and tighten the ring after completing the adjustment.
  • Page 26: Chapter 3 Recording And Playback

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback Setting Date and Time of Internal Clock The CLOCK SETTING value is recorded in the contents Time zone (clip), and affects the sequence of playback of the Time Time Area Area thumbnails. Before carrying out recording, be sure to check difference difference and set CLOCK SETTING and TIME ZONE. 00:00 Greenwich +01:00 Central Europe -00:30 +01:30  This shows you how to adjust the calendar Eastern -01:00 Azores Islands +02:00 Europe to 5:20 PM on April 1, 2009. -01:30 +02:30 -02:00 Mid-Atlantic +03:00 Moscow...
  • Page 28: P2 Cards

    P2 Cards Inserting P2 Cards Pushtheejectbuttonthatpopsuptotheright. • I nsert a P2 card into the AG-HPX301E. The P2 CARD ACCESS LED for the appropriate slot  NOTE indicates the status of the P2 card. When using the camera recorder for the first time, be sure to For details, refer to [P2 CARD ACCESS LED and set the time data beforehand. status of P2 cards] (page 29). For details, refer to [Setting Date and Time of Internal Clock] (page 26). TurnonthePOWERswitch. Openthecardslotcover. PCARDACCESSLED Closethecardslotcover.  NOTE • T o prevent cards from falling out, dust from entering and Slotcover reduce the risk of exposure to static electricity, close the card slot cover before moving the camera. • F ormat P2 cards only on a P2 card device. Removing P2 Cards InsertaPcardinaPcardslot. • Press in the card until the eject button pops up. EJECTbutton Openthecardslotcover. Raisetheejectbutton.
  • Page 29: To Prevent Accidental Erasure Of P2 Card Content

     NOTE P2 CARD ACCESS LED and status • W hen a P2 card is being accessed or recognised after of P2 cards insertion (P2 CARD ACCESS LED blinks in orange), do not remove the P2 card. Removing a P2 card during access could damage it. • I f a P2 card being accessed is removed, the viewfinder MODE displays “TURN POWER OFF” and the AG-HPX301E gives a CARD Status of P2 Card CHECK warning using an alarm and the WARNING LED. In addition, ACCESS indication all P2 CARD ACCESS LEDs blink rapidly in orange. If this is the case, turn the power off. Stays on Recording Writing and ACTIVE For details, refer to [Warning System] (page 157). in green enabled reading enabled. • R emoving a P2 card during access may corrupt clip data.
  • Page 30: P2 Card Recording Times

    P2 card recording times Splitting clips recorded on P2 cards This camera will automatically generate additional clips P2 cards available to the AG-HPX301E for a continuous recording on an 8 GB or higher capacity P2 card when the recording exceeds the durations given This camera supports the following P2 cards. below. Even so, a P2 device will handle such clips as a • AJ-P2C004HG (4 GB) single clip in thumbnail operations (display, delete, recover, • AJ-P2C008HG (8 GB) copy, etc.). Such recordings may be handled as separate • AJ-P2C016AG (16 GB) clips by nonlinear editing software or a PC. • AJ-P2C016RG (16 GB) • AJ-P2C032AG (32 GB) Recording format • AJ-P2C032RG (32 GB) Continuous recording time (excluding Native format) • AJ-P2C064AG (64 GB) AVC-I 100 Approx. 5 min. DVCPRO HD  NOTE AVC-I 50 • C ard model numbers and capacities above will become Approx. 10 min. DVCPRO50 available as of January 2009. Greater capacities and technical DVCPRO innovation may extend the recording time. Approx. 20 min. • T his unit cannot use AJ-P2C002SG (2 GB) cards.
  • Page 31: Handling P2 Card Recording

    Handling P2 Card Recording The P2 card is a semiconductor memory card designed for the DVCPRO P2 series, Panasonic’s line of professional video and broadcast equipment. • S ince the DVCPRO P2 format and AVC-Intra record data as files, it is ideally suited for computer processing. The file structure is in a proprietary format that includes audio and video data recorded in the MXF file format as well as various other essential data forming an interrelated folder structure as shown below. Drive:\ CONTENTS AUDIO CLIP ICON PROXY VIDEO VOICE LASTCLIP.TXT.* Allthesefoldersarerequired. * T hisfilecontainsthelastclipdatarecorded onaPdevice.  NOTE If any of this data is changed or lost, it will not be recognized as P2 data or the P2 card may no longer be possible to use in a P2 device. • T o prevent data loss in transferring P2 card data to a PC or write back PC data on a P2 card, use P2 Viewer, which can be downloaded from the Web site listed below. (Supported operating systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista)
  • Page 32: Basic Procedures

    Basic Procedures This section describes the basic procedure for shooting Note that the recording order is retained even if the power and recording. is turned off. When the power is next turned on, the last Before you embark on a shoot, pre-inspect your system to card written before powering-down will be the target card. ensure that it works properly. For directions on inspecting your memory card camera- recorder, see [Inspections Before Shooting] (page 153). Battery Set-up to P2 card Insertion Insertachargedbattery. TurnthePOWERswitchtoONtocheckthe batteryremaininglevelintheviewfinder. • W hen battery capacity is low, replace it with a fully charged battery.  NOTE When low battery capacity is indicated after replacing a battery with a fully charged battery, check battery installation. For details, refer to [BATTERY SETUP screen] (page 140). InsertaPcard,checkthatthePCARD ACCESSLEDlightsorangeorgreenbefore closingtheslotcover. • W hen more than one P2 card slot contains a P2 card, the card in the slot with the lowest number is used first. However, regardless of slot number, a P2 card inserted later will not be accessed until the other cards have been used. Example: If the two slots contain P2 cards, the cards are used in order of slot numbers 12. However, if the P2 card in Slot 1 is removed and then re- inserted, the cards will be used in the following order: 21.
  • Page 33: Shooting

    Shooting Setting the switches before shooting and recording When a battery and P2 cards are installed, set the White/Black Balance Adjustment to switches as detailed below, before starting to use your Recording Completion AG-HPX301E. For shooting, follow the steps below. 5, 6 UsetheNDFILTERcontroltoselectafilter accordingtoambientlightconditions. a Iris The iris is automatically adjusted when the lens is set to the auto iris mode.  W henthewhitebalanceissaved: b USER MAIN/USER1/USER2 • P osition the WHITE BAL switch to [A] or [B]. Assigning the SLOT SEL function to a USER button  W henthewhiteorblackbalanceisnotsaved allows you to select one of the two inserted P2 cards for recording. andyouhavenotimetoadjustthewhite The P2 card selected for recording switches with each balance: press of the USER button, and the P2 CARD ACCESS • Position the WHITE BAL switch to [PRST]. LED of the selected P2 card lights orange. The slot • T he color temperature can be set to 3200K or number of the card to be recorded appears in green in 5600K.
  • Page 34: Normal Recording

    Pointthecameraatyoursubjecttoadjustthe focus,andzoom. Tousetheelectronicshutter,settheshutter speedandshuttermode. For more information, see [Setting the Electronic Shutter] (page 55). PresstheRECbuttontostartrecording. Tostoprecording,presstheRECbutton.  NOTE • S hooting the sun and other very bright subjects may produce a color cast in surrounding areas. Operation Buttons During recording, all operation buttons (REW, FF, PLAY/PAUSE, STOP) are disabled. Normal Recording • P ressing the REC button starts recording of video and sound on the P2 card. • T he video and audio (including additional information) recorded in one session is referred to as a clip. RECbutton  NOTE Pressing the REC button will not immediately stop data write operations to a P2 card in the following situations. And the REC button operation is not recognized. • W hen terminating a short recording • W hen terminating a recording that has just continued onto a second P2 card...
  • Page 35: Standard And Native Recording

    Standard and Native Recording This camera is capable both of native recording, when it Native recording records video data at the frame rate used by the camera, and is also capable of standard recording or recording 50 Native recording extracts only the active frames during (59.94) frames with a pulldown. 1080i AVC-Intra recording as well as 720P DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra recording. Standard recording When SYSTEM MODE is set to 720-50P, this lengthens the recording time maximum 2 times at 25PN. When SYSTEM (pull-down recording) MODE is set to 720-59.94P, this lengthens the recording time maximum 2.5 times at 24PN, and maximum 2 times at Video shot in the 25P mode will be recorded as 50i or 50P, 30PN. with 2:2 pulldown. Also in native recording, the output of camera video and Also, video shot in the 24P mode and in the 30P mode are playback video is a 50 (59.94) frame rate. recorded as 59.94i or 59.94P, with 2:3 pulldown and 2:2 Camerarecording pulldown, respectively. (100/PN) The camera can also handle video shot in the 24PA mode :pull-down (2:3:3:2 advanced pulldown). Note that AVC-Intra does not support pulldown recording. Recording Camerarecording Camerarecording (100/Pover0i) (0/PN) :pull-downrecording :pull-down �...
  • Page 36: Variable Frame Rate (Vfr) Recording

    Variable Frame Rate (VFR) Recording In 720P mode, this camera is capable of frame skipping Standard VFR recording (undercranking) and high-speed (overcranking) recording. The camera operator can select between native (PN) (pulldown recording) recording mode and standard (OVER) recording. Native VFR Recording IntheSYSTEMSETUPscreen,setthemenu optionSYSTEMMODEto0-0P(0- .P)andthemenuoptionRECFORMATto IntheSYSTEMSETUPscreen,setthemenu AVC-I100/0P(0P). optionSYSTEMMODEto0-0P(0- .P)andthemenuoptionRECFORMATto IntheSCENEFILEscreen,setthemenu AVC-I100/PN(0PN,PN). optionVFRtoONandthemenuoptionFRAME RATEtosuitshootingpurposes. IntheSCENEFILEscreen,setthemenu • T he frame rate can be set to a value beteween optionVFRtoONandthemenuoptionFRAME 12 frames (12P) to 50 frames (50P) when system RATEtosuitshootingpurposes. mode is set to 720-50P, and to a value beteween 12 frames (12P) to 60 frames (60P) when system • T he frame rate can be set to a value beteween mode is set to 720-59.94P.
  • Page 37: Using Vfr Recording Function

    Using VFR Recording Function Standard speed for film production (only when SYSTEM MODE is set to 720-59.94P, 1080-59.94i) Screen production normally requires a 24 fps (24 frames per second) frame rate (normal speed) for screening a film. Making the settings described below will provide film-quality playback. The 720P progressive mode and cine-like gamma will make video look like it was shot with a film camera. Standard settings for film production SYSTEM MODE settings Recording frame rate SYSTEM MODE Other settings AVC-I 100/24PN REC FORMAT (AVC-I 50/24PN) 720 - 59.94P (DVCPRO HD/24PN) 24 frames AVC-I 100/24PN REC FORMAT (AVC-I 50/24PN) 1080 - 59.94i (DVCPRO HD/60i) CAMERA MODE *1 Only when the menu option REC FORMAT is set to DVCPRO HD/60i in the SYSTEM SETUP screen. Shooting at standard speed for producing commercials and TV programs Production aimed at HDTV and SDTV broadcasts for TV audiences must use the frame rate (x1) of 25fps (25 frames/s), 30fps (30 frames/s). The settings below allow you to obtain the kind of playback used for broadcast programs. This permits film-like video recording of commercials and music clips that also provide a frame rate suitable for broadcasting. Standard settings for producing commercials and dramas SYETEM MODE settings Recording frame rate SYSTEM MODE Other settings AVC-I 100/25PN REC FORMAT (AVC-I 50/25PN) 720-50P (DVCPROHD/25PN) 25 frames AVC-I 100/25PN...
  • Page 38 Undercranking effects This effect produces the quick motion often used for showing clouds drifting across the sky, crowds of people swarming past a solitary standing individual, a kung fu demonstration and other performances. For example, selecting a VFR recording frame rate of 12 fps when shooting at a 25P recording format yields a fast-motion effect of approx. 2x normal speed. The same effect can be obtained at a 24P recording and a 30P recording. Standard setup for undercranking effects SYETEM MODE settings Recording frame rate SYSTEM MODE Other settings AVC-I 100/25PN REC FORMAT (AVC-I 50/25PN) (DVCPROHD/25PN) 720-50P 12 to 24 frames FRAME RATE Set to 24FRAME or lower • W ith the menu option REC FORMAT set to DVCPRO HD/50P (60P), you can use a nonlinear editing system to generate quick motion effects from the resulting footage. Overcranking effects Overcranking produces slow-motion playback, which is frequently used in climax scenes, or for dramatic effects like car chases and action scenes. For example, selecting a recording frame rate of 50 fps when shooting a 25P recording format yields a slow-motion effect that is 2 times normal speed. Shooting 720P progressive video will produce smooth and high- quality slow-motion. The same effect can be obtained at a 24P recording and a 30P recording. Standard setup for overcranking effects SYSTEM MODE setup Recording frame rate SYSTEM MODE Other settings AVC-I 100/25PN REC FORMAT (AVC-I 50/25PN) (DVCPRO HD/25PN) 720-50P 26 to 50 frames FRAME RATE Set to 26 frames or more • W ith the menu option REC FORMAT set to DVCPRO HD/50P, you can use a nonlinear editing system to generate slow motion effects from the resulting footage.
  • Page 39: Special Recording Modes

    Special Recording Modes During P2 card recording, setting items in the menu option PresstheRECbutton. RECORDING SETUP screen provides the following special recording modes: pre-recording, interval recording, one- This setting will record audio and video a time shot recording, and loop recording. period prior to start of recording. These recording modes are available only with the • T he following recording modes will disable the following settings. pre-recording function and start respective recording function when selected. SYSTEM MODE REC FORMAT Other conditions • R ecording of video input via the IEEE1394 DVCPROHD/60i Set CAMERA connector 1080-59.94i AVC-I 100/60i MODE to 60i or 30P • When changing recording formats AVC-I 50/60i • After a change from playback to recording DVCPROHD/50i 1080-50i AVC-I 100/50i • During interval recording AVC-I 50/50i • During one-shot recording DVCPROHD/60P • During loop recording 720-59.94P AVC-I 100/60P Turn VFR OFF...
  • Page 40: Interval Recording (Interval Rec)

    Interval recording (INTERVAL REC) One-shot recording (ONE SHOT REC) This function is used to record 1 frame at the time interval set in the INTERVAL TIME item. This function records a single shot at each unit of time 1frame 1frame 1frame which has been set. recording recording recording (time) CheckthattheSYSTEMSETUPscreenisset upasdescribedonpage. For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the SetINTERVAL SetINTERVAL menus] (page 125). TIMEsetting TIMEsetting SelectONESHOTinthemenuoptionREC CheckthattheSYSTEMSETUPscreenisset FUNCTIONintheRECORDINGSETUP upasdescribedonpage. screen. For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the menus] (page 125). SetthetimeinthemenuoptionONESHOT TIMEintheRECORDINGSETUPscreen. SelectINTERVALinthemenuoptionREC FUNCTIONintheRECORDINGSETUP screen. PresstheRECbutton.
  • Page 41: Loop Recording (Loop Rec)

    • D uring loop recording, the access LEDs for all P2 Loop recording (LOOP REC) cards used in the recording light orange or blinks. Note that removing any of the P2 cards will terminate • W hen two P2 cards are inserted in the P2 card slots, loop recording. each card is recorded in succession. • I rregularity in the input GENLOCK reference signal • W hen there is no longer any space left on the cards, during loop recording may terminate recording. recording starts over from the first card by recording new clips over saved old clips. PROXY Recording Function For the clip recording time, see [Splitting clips recorded on P2 cards] (page 30). (Optional) 1stcard ndcard Installing an optional video encoder card (AJ-YAX800G) in Beforestarting Norecording Recorded P2 card slot 2 makes it possible to record MPEG4 format looprecording video, time code data and other real-time data to P2 cards Recordingstart or SD memory cards simultaneous with camera recording Firstloop recording of video and audio.
  • Page 42: Shot Marker (Shot Mark) Recording Function

    Shot Marker (SHOT MARK) Text Memo Recording Function Recording Function Use this function to add text memos anywhere in the video during clip recording or playback. This function can be used to distinguish a clip from other This makes it possible to display thumbnails only of clips clips by adding a thumbnail to each clip. with text memos, or to display thumbnails and time codes This also makes possible to display or play back the of text memo positions in order, to play back clips from text marked clips only. memo points and select and copy only the sections you want. To add shot marks For details, refer to [Text Memo] (page 112). To add text memos IntheSWMODEscreen,assignSHOTMARK toauserbutton(USERMAIN,USER1or IntheSWMODEscreen,assignTEXTMEMO USER)ortheRETbuttononthelens. toauserbutton(USERMAIN,USER1or For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the USER)ortheRETbuttononthelens. menus] (page 125). For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the menus] (page 125). Presstheuserbutton(ortheRETbuttononthe lens)towhichSHOTMARKhasbeenassigned Presstheuserbutton(ortheRETbuttononthe duringrecordingorwhenrecordingispaused. lens)towhichTEXTMEMOhasbeenassigned • S HOT MARK ON is displayed as a shot mark is duringrecordingorplayback.
  • Page 43: Normal And Variable Speed Playback

    Normal and Variable Speed Playback Normal speed playback Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to view playback in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor in color. Connecting a color video monitor to the VIDEO OUT connector or SDI OUT connector will enable playback of color video. The PLAY/PAUSE button can be used to pause playback. Fast-forward/fast-reverse playback The FF and REW buttons provide 32× and 4× fast playbacks and fast reverse playbacks. In stop mode, this function will play back video at 32× speed and in playback mode, it will play back video at 4× speed. Clip cue up When playback is paused, the FF button locates the beginning of the next clip while staying in pause mode. When playback is paused, the REW button locates the beginning of the current clip while staying in pause mode.  NOTE • I t may take some time to load clip data if playback is started or a thumbnail screen is opened right after removing or inserting a P2 card or turning the power on. The thumbnail screen displays UPDATING at such times. • I f a P2 card is inserted while another P2 card is being played back, the clips on the inserted P2 card will not be played back. A P2 card inserted during playback will be recognised after playback ends. • I f you perform variable speed playback on a clip split across more than one P2 card, sound may disappear for a moment. This is not a malfunction. • T o play back a clip in a different SYSTEM MODE, adjust the SYSTEM MODE to the clip to reset the camera before playback.
  • Page 44: Chapter 4 Adjustments And Settings For Recording

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording Selecting recording signals This camera records HD (1080i, 720P) signals using AVC-Intra or DVCPRO HD codecs and use a combination of DVCPRO50, DVCPRO or DV codecs for recording SD (576i (480i)) signals. It provides a variety of capture frame rates and recording frame rates (native recording) to suit specific applications. Select recording and recording signal in the setting menus listed below. Screen Setting menu Setting Selects the 1080i, 720P or 576i (480i) signal format. SYSTEM MODE To change this setting, wait until TURN POWER OFF appears before turning the power off and then turn it back on again. REC SIGNAL Selects to record using this camera or from the DVCPRO/DV connector. Selects AVC-Intra or DVCPRO HD codec and 50i (60i), 50P (60P), 25PN SYSTEM SETUP screen REC FORMAT (30PN, 24PN) native recording in HD mode. Selects DVCPRO50, DVCPRO or DV codec in SD mode. Selects 50i (60i), 25P (30P, 24P or 24PA) pulldown recording in 1080i or CAMERA MODE 576i (480i) mode. Selects the video aspect ratio for recording and output in SD mode (576i ASPECT CONV (480i)). Setting this function to ON in 720P mode starts variable frame rate capture which records at the frame rate set in the FRAME RATE option. For details, refer to [Variable Frame Rate (VFR) Recording] (page 36). SCENE FILE screen When the VFR option is set to ON, select the frame rate for variable frame FRAME RATE rate recording.
  • Page 45: List Of Recording Formats And Functions

    List of recording formats and functions The table below lists the recording formats and recording functions that the camera supports. Camera recording modes When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-50i, 720-50P, 576-50i Setting Recording function Recording format Recording time SYSTEM CAMERA FRAME RATE PRE PROXY INTERVAL, LOOP REC FORMAT MODE MODE [FRAME] (optional) ONE SHOT AVC-I 100/50i 1080/50i     (AVC-I 50/50i) AVC-I 100 Approx. 64 min. Disabled AVC-I 100/25PN 1080/25PN (AVC-I 50) (Approx. 128 min.) −...
  • Page 46 When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-59.94i, 720-59.94P, 480-59.94i Setting Recording function FRAME Recording format Recording time SYSTEM CAMERA PRE PROXY INTERVAL, LOOP REC FORMAT RATE MODE MODE (optional) ONE SHOT [FRAME] AVC-I 100/60i 1080/60i     (AVC-I 50/60i) Approx. 64 min. (Approx. 128 min.) AVC-I 100/30PN 1080/30PN AVC-I 100 Disabled − − − − (AVC-I 50/30PN) Native (AVC-I 50) AVC-I 100/24PN 1080/24PN Approx. 80 min.
  • Page 47: Recording Settings And Recording Function Table

    1394 input recording mode (when the REC SIGNAL option is set to 1394) When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-50i, 720-50P, 576-50i Setting Recording function Recording FRAME Recording format SYSTEM CAMERA PROXY INTERVAL, LOOP time RATE MODE FORMAT MODE (optional) ONE SHOT [FRAME] 1080-50i Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 1080/50i Approx. 64 − − − − DVCPRO HD min. 720-50P Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 720/50P − −...
  • Page 48: Selecting Video Output

    Selecting video output The table below lists available video output formats. Use the setting menus listed below to select video output. Setting menu Setting SDI SELECT Select the signal format (from AUTO, 1080i, 576i (480i)) to be output via the SDI OUT (OUTPUT SEL screen) connector. When SYSTEM MODE is set to 480-59.94i, select the setup level for the signal (composite) output via the VIDEO OUT connector. SETUP  0%: 0% setup level for both output and recording (SYSTEM SETUP screen)  7.5%A: 7.5% setup level for output only (0% for recording)  The SETUP menu setting is enabled also during playback. DOWNCON MODE Select the screen type for down-converted output (VIDEO OUT and SDI SELECT output (OUTPUT SEL screen) as 576i (480i)) of HD mode (1080i, 720P). *1 HD (1080i, 720P) output cannot display thumbnails and SDI OUT outputs monochrome black screen.
  • Page 49: List Of Recording, Playback And Output Formats

    List of recording, playback and output formats Camera recording mode (when the REC SIGNAL option is set to CAMERA) When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-50i, 720-50P, 576-50i Setting SDI OUT FRAME Recording format 1394 output SYSTEM CAMERA RATE Video format Audio MODE FORMAT MODE [FRAME] AVC-I 100/50i 1080/50i 1080-50i (AVC-I 50/50i) AVC-I 100 Disabled No output (AVC-I 50) AVC-I 100/25PN 1080-25PsF 1080/25PN Native (AVC-I 50/25PN) Over50i 2:2 1080-50i Disabled Disabled 1080/50i 1080-50i 1080-50i DVCPRO HD/50i...
  • Page 50 When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-59.94i, 720-59.94P, 480-59.94i Setting SDI OUT FRAME Recording format 1394 output SYSTEM CAMERA RATE Video format Audio MODE FORMAT MODE [FRAME] AVC-I 100/60i 1080/60i 1080-59.94i (AVC-I 50/60i) AVC-I 100/30PN 1080/30PN AVC-I 100 1080-29.97PsF Disabled No output (AVC-I 50/30PN) Native (AVC-I 50) Over59.94i 2:2 AVC-I 100/24PN 1080/24PN 1080-29.97PsF (AVC-I 50/24PN) Native Over59.94i 2:3 1080-59.94i Disabled Disabled 1080/60i 1080-59.94i 1080/30P Over60i 1080-29.97PsF 2:2 Pull Down...
  • Page 51 1394 input recording mode (when the REC SIGNALoption is set to 1394) When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-50i, 720-50P, 576-50i Setting SDI OUT FRAME Recording format SYSTEM CAMERA RECFORMAT RATE Video format Audio MODE MODE [FRAME] 1080-50i Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 1080/50i 1080-50i DVCPRO HD 720-50P Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 720/50P 720-50P DVCPRO50/50i DVCPRO 50 576-50i DVCPRO/50i Disabled Disabled Disabled 576/50i DVCPRO 576-50i DV/50i 2ch or 4ch *1 Varies with the SDI SELECT option. The table above shows operating conditions when the SDI SELECT option is set to...
  • Page 52: Adjusting The White Balance And Black Balance

    Adjusting the White Balance and Black Balance To record high-quality video with the AG-HPX301E, the Placeawhitepatternatapointwherethelight black and white balances must be adjusted according to conditionsmatchthoseforthelightsourceof conditions. For higher quality, it is recommended that the adjustments thesubject.Thenzoom-inonthewhitepattern should be made in this order AWB (white balance sothatwhitecolourappearsinthescreen. adjustment)  ABB (black balance adjustment)  AWB • A white object (cloth or wall) may be used instead (white balance adjustment). of a white pattern. The illustration below shows the required size for the white space. Adjusting the White Balance  NOTE • D o not point the camera at a high-brightness area. Whenever light conditions change, the white balance must • T he white object must appear at the center of the be readjusted. screen. To adjust the white balance, follow the steps below. 1/ormoreofthescreeninwidth 1/ormoreofthe screeninheight Adjustthelensiris.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Black Balance

    This function does not provide a 100% accurate white balance. indicated. The tracking performance relative to changes in ambient lighting and white balance performance have been given a AWB A OK 2.3K degree of latitude. Adjusting the Black Balance When you have no time to adjust the The black balance must be adjusted when: white balance • Y ou use your AG-HPX301E the first time. Position the WHITE BAL switch at PRST. • Y our AG-HPX301E has not been used for some time. • T urning the AUTO W/B BAL switch to AWB toggles the • T he ambient temperature has changed substantially. color temperature between 3200K and 5600K. • T he gain switchover value has been changed. • T he menu options SYSTEM MODE and REC FORMAT in When the white balance has not been the SYSTEM SETUP screen. Adjust the black balance before shooting to ensure automatically adjusted optimum video quality.
  • Page 54 Theadjustmentwilltakeeffectinafewseconds andthefollowingmessagewillappear: ABB END • T he adjusted value is automatically stored in the memory.  NOTE • E nsure that the lens connector is connected and the lens iris is CLOSE. • D uring a black balance adjustment, light is automatically cut off. • ABB NG appears when the lens connector has come loose. • Black balance adjustment is not available during recording. • P ressing the REC button during ABB adjustment will not start recording on a P2 card.
  • Page 55: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Setting the Electronic Shutter When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-59.94i, 720- Setting the Shutter Mode and 59.94P, 480-59.94i For0iand0Precording Speed (1/15) (1/30) 1/60 1/100 1/120 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000 PresstheSHUTTERswitchpositionedatOFF For0Precording towardsON. (1/7.5) (1/15) 1/60 1/100 1/120 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000 ForPrecording (1/6) (1/12) 1/60 1/100 1/120 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000 • T he bracketed ( ) speeds cannot be selected...
  • Page 56: Placing The Camera-Recorder In Synchro Scan Mode

    Placing the Camera-recorder in SYNCHRO SCAN Mode To place the camera-recorder in SYNCHRO SCAN mode, follow the steps below. PresstheSHUTTERswitchpositionedatON towardsSEL,toplacethecamera-recorderin SYNCHROSCAN(S/S)mode. SHUTTERswitch SYNCHROSCANswitch InSYNCHROSCANmode,usetheSYNCHRO SCANswitchtomakesteplesschangesinthe rangebetween1/0.0sand1/0.0s(for0i mode). • H olddowntheSYNCHROSCANswitchtospeed uptherateofshutterspeedchanges. Ifshutterspeedchangesstopbeforethedesired shutterspeedhasbeenreached,pressagainto continuechangingshutterspeeds. Range of variation in each mode   W hen SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-50i, 720-50P, 576-50i • 50P/50i mode: 1/50.0 to 1/250.0 • 25P/25PN mode: 1/25.0 to 1/250.0 • W hen the SYNC SCAN DISP option in DISPLAY SETUP is set to deg: 3.0d to 359.5d   W hen SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-59.94i, 720-59.94P, 480-59.94i • 6 0P/60i mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 • 3 0P/30PN mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 • 2 4P/24PA/24PN mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8...
  • Page 57: Assigning Functions To User Buttons

    Assigning functions to USER buttons The USER MAIN, USER1, and USER2 buttons can be • PC MODE: assigned user-selected functions. Assigns a function that switches the USB Use the menu options USER MAIN, USER1, and USER2 to device mode or the USB host mode on and off. assign functions to respective button. Select these items Switching the USB device mode and USB host from the setting menu SW MODE screen. mode on and off is set by the menu option PC MODE SELECT in the SYSTEM SETUP screen. SW MODE • WFM: LOW GAIN Assigns a function that switches WAVE FORM MID GAIN display. The WAVE FORM display is selected HIGH GAIN 12dB using the menu option WFM (page 134) in the SW MODE screen. ATW TYPE W.BAL.PERSET 3.2K USER MAIN Y GET  NOTE USER1 BACKLIGHT The default settings are listed below.
  • Page 58: Selecting Audio Input Signals And Adjusting Recording Levels

    Selecting Audio Input Signals and Adjusting Recording Levels This AG-HPX301E supports independent four-channel Use the AUDIO SETUP screen in the setting menu to make audio recording in any format (HD or SD). detailed audio settings. When the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch is positioned AUDIO SETUP at [AUTO], the recording levels for Audio Channels 1 FRONT VR CH1 and 2 are automatically adjusted. To manually adjust the FRONT VR CH2 recording levels, position the switch at [MAN]. MIC LOWCUT CH1 A setting menu allows you set the recording levels for MIC LOWCUT CH2 Audio Channels 3 and 4 either to automatic adjustment or MIC LOWCUT CH3 MIC LOWCUT CH4 manual mode. LIMITER CH1...
  • Page 59: Selecting Function For The Front Audio Level Control

    When operating the AG-HPX301E without a sound recordist, it is recommended that the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control should be used to adjust the audio level. In advance, check the level meter in the viewfinder screen and use the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control to adjust the appropriate audio channel to prevent input of excessive audio signals. Selecting Function for the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL Control Use the menu options FRONT VR CH1 and FRONT VR CH2 in the AUDIO SETUP screen to determine whether or not the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control should be enabled. Selecting an input signal in the menu will enable FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control operations for that input signal. • W hen the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control is set to level 10, it controls AUDIO LEVEL CH1 and CH2. AUDIO SETUP FRONT VR CH1 FRONT VR CH2 MIC LOWCUT CH1 MIC LOWCUT CH2 MIC LOWCUT CH3...
  • Page 60: Setting Time Data

    Setting Time Data The camera provides time data such as time codes, user bits, time of day (real-time) data, which is recorded on each frame alongside video data. It is also recorded as as data in clip metadata files. Time data overview Time code Use the TCG switch to select Rec Run or Free Run mode. • F ree Run: The time code advances constantly whether the camera is on or not just like time itself. Recording using a slave-locked time code input to the TC IN or DVCPRO/DV connectors is also possible. • R ec Run: The time code advances only during recording. This will enable continuation of time codes in previously recorded clips and when the power is turned off or new P2 cards are inserted to continue recording.  NOTE The following events will disrupt time code continuity. • When clips are deleted • When a 24P or 24PA frame rate is selected • When 25PN (30PN, 24PN) is selected • W hen a recording is interrupted by a REC WARNING or other abnormality User bits • T wo types of user bits are provided internally: (LTC UB: recorded as LTC, output via the TC OUT connector as LTC embedded in HD SDI) and VITC (in DVCPRO recorded in the VIDEO AUX area and output as VITC embedded in HD SDI). • L TC UB enables the recording of user settings, time, date, time codes and similar values, the frame rate data for camera capture and external input values (via TC IN or DVCPRO/DV connector input).
  • Page 61: Recording Time Codes And User Bits

    Recording time codes and user bits When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-50i, 720-50P, 576-50i System setting status Recorded TC Output TC Displayed TC Recorded UB Output UB LTC and VITC TC tc TC OUT LTC UB VITC UB SYSTEM REC CAMERA FRAME REC FORMAT VITC TC OUT embedded in (24/30 LTC UB VITC UB connector embedded embedded MODE SIGNAL MODE RATE HD SDI conversion) in HD SDI in HD SDI DVCPROHD/50i 50i, 25P —...
  • Page 62 When SYSTEM MODE is set to 1080-59.94i, 720-59.94P, 480-59.94i System setting status Recorded TC Output TC Displayed TC Recorded UB Output UB LTC and VITC TC tc TC OUT LTC UB VITC UB SYSTEM REC CAMERA FRAME REC FORMAT VITC TC OUT embedded in (24/30 LTC UB VITC UB connector embedded embedded MODE SIGNAL MODE RATE HD SDI conversion) in HD SDI in HD SDI R-RUN/F-RUN 60i, — DF/NDF 30 frames DVCPROHD/60i R-RUN/F-RUN 24P, 24PA —...
  • Page 63: Setting User Bits

    Setting user bits Entering the User Bits Use the setting menu UB MODE on the RECORDING The user bits allow information, including memos that use SETUP screen to select the user bits to record in the up to eight-digit hexadecimal numbers (date and time), to subcode area. be recorded in the Subcode area. •USER: Records internal user values. To set user values, set the TCG switch to SET to open the setting menu UB PRESET screen. Set values are retained after the power is turned off. See also [Entering the User Bits] (page 63). •TIME: Records the time calculated by the internal clock. •DATE: Records the year, month and day time digits from the internal clock. •EXT: Records the user bits input to the TC IN connector. Recording of 1394 input also records user bits input to the DVCPRO/DV connector. •TCG: Records the time code value. •FRM.RATE: Records the frame rate information of camera capture. A native recorded clip is played back at the same frame rate as the VITC UB regardless of recorded values. Use a RESET button this setting when a PC or other editing device is to use b COUNTER button the user bit frame rate. For details, see [Frame rate information recorded in c TCG switch user bits] (page 64).
  • Page 64 Frame rate information recorded in user UseCURSORbuttonstosettheuserbits. bits UB PRESET The frame rate value of video data captured and recorded at a frame rate set in the menu option FRAME RATE or other options in the SYSTEM SETUP screen can be recorded in the user bits and be used in editing equipment +/- : PUSH (computer editing software). SEL : PUSH This type of data is recorded in VITC UB at all times. PRESET : PUSH SET Setting the setting menu UB MODE to FRM RATE, records the information also to the user bits. In playback of clips recorded in native mode, the same frame rate information as that obtained in playing back the q button: S hifts the target (highlighted) digit to the user bits in the VIDEO AUX area is also output to the user right. bits in the subcode area. w button: S hifts the target (highlighted) digit to the Frame rate information left. Frame rate, video pull-down and time code user bits are e button: I ncreases the highlighted number by one. related as described below.
  • Page 65: Setting The Time Code

    Framerate:PAover0i(:::) PositiontheTCGswitchatSET. Time code digit Video UsetheCURSORbuttonstosetthetimecode. Ao Ae Bo Be Bo Ce Co Ce Do De Ao Ae Bo Be Co Ce Do De Ao Ae Bo Be Bo Ce Co Ce Do De • R ange of available time code settings: Sequence No. 00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:24 (50i, 50P, 25P) 00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:29 (60i, 60P, 30P, 24P, 24PA) Updated frame information 00:00:00:00~23:59:59:23 (24PN) Framerate:  Pover0i(:)...
  • Page 66 VFR (variable frame rate) time code • A t a frame rate (capture frame rate) of 25P the speed of recording and the output time code matches actual time, but not at any speed other than 25P. (Example: at 50P recording progresses at 50/25 speed) • T hen the camera operates in Rec Run mode and the time code output at start of recording matches the recording time code. • T his is true also for frame rates other than 30P capture in 30PN mode and 24P capture in 24PN mode. PNrecordingat0Pcapture Rec start Rec stop Rec start Video output Output time code 00:00 00:00 00:01 00:11 00:12 00:24 01:00 01:01 02:04 02:04 Skips Recorded video Recorded time code 00:00 00:01 00:02...
  • Page 67: Externally Locking The Time Code

    Example 2: C onnecting two or more AG- Externally Locking the Time Code HPX301Es with one another, with one being used as the The time code generator built into your AG-HPX301E may be locked to an external generator. It is also possible reference device. to lock an external time code generator to the internal Referencedevice generator. Connections for externally locking the time code (examples) VIDEOOUT TCOUT As illustrated, both the reference video signals and the time code must be input. TCIN Example 1: L ocking the time code to GENLOCKIN external signals VIDEOOUT TCOUT TCIN Referencetime code TCIN GENLOCKIN VIDEOOUT Referencevideo signal TCOUT GENLOCKIN  NOTE...
  • Page 68: Outputting The Time Code Externally

    • N ow the built-in time code generator is locked to the External synchronisation of the camera reference time code. when the time code is externally locked • W hen locked to an external time code generator, the time code is at all times locked to the external time code, When the time code is externally locked, the reference which is displayed as a highlighted value on the counter video signals input through the GENLOCK IN connector indicator. Do not engage the recording mode during the gen-lock the camera. few seconds it takes for the sync generator to stabilize. • O nce a slave relationship is established, the TC IN and  NOTE GENLOCK IN connectors stay in slave status.* • T o lock other devices externally to the AG-HPX301E, as the Note that the following events release slave status. master device, make sure that the other devices are in the • When TC PRESET is performed same camera mode as the AG-HPX301E. Note that if some of the connected devices use interlaced scanning while other • W hen the REC SIGNAL option in the SYSTEM SETUP devices use progressive scanning, there may be breaks in the screen is set to 1394. video and time code. • The power is turned off • W hen 24P, 24PA or 24PN (native) is selected and the time • The time code mode is switched code is externally locked, be sure to select a non-drop frame • The TCG switch is set to R-RUN time code. The time code cannot be externally locked when...
  • Page 69: Genlock And Time Code Input/Output Connection And Setup

    GENLOCK and time code input/output connection and setup GENLOCK input and camera output phase Camera operating conditions Camera setup (In phase:  Out of phase: ×) Video and reference Recording VIDEO OUT, signal to be output GENLOCK input GL PHASE SDI OUT (HD) TC OUT format SDI OUT (SD) externally SDI OUT (1080i) 90H delay   1080i VIDEO OUT COMPOSITE 90H advance   1080i SDI OUT (1080i) 90H delay   SD (576i (480i)) VIDEO OUT COMPOSITE 90H advance ...
  • Page 70: Viewfinder Screen Status Displays

    Viewfinder Screen Status Displays In addition to video, the viewfinder shows messages indicating camera settings and operating status, center markers, safety zone markers, zebra patterns and other indications. Viewfinder Status Indication Layout The illustration below shows the indications (except MODE CHECK) that are displayed in the viewfinder. 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 2 3 9 9 9 min B 9 0 % L A C K P A U S E U S E R - 1 C A C 1394...
  • Page 71: Screen Displays

    Screen displays 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 2 3 9 9 9 min B 9 0 % L A C K P A U S E U S E R - 1 C A C 1394 1 0 8 0 i AVC-I 100 P 3 .2K...
  • Page 72 3 Backup unit displays 9 Calendar • T he following indications show the status of backup Month: units connected to the DVCPRO/DV connector. JAN (January), FEB (February), • T he following indications are not displayed when MAR (March), APR (April), MAY (May), JUN (June), JUL(July), AUG (August), the menu option 1394 CONTROL in the OTHER SEP (September), OCT (October), FUNCTIONS screen is set to OFF. NOV (November), DEC (December) • 1394 *: Recording Day of the month • 1394 h: Recording standby Year: 2000 –...
  • Page 73 16 Zoom position display • I ndicates remaining time in 1-minute increments Zoom positions are indicated in a range from Z00 from 0 to 999 minutes. 999 minutes and longer time (maximum wide angle) to Z99 (maximum zoom). periods are also indicated as 999 minutes. • T he display blinks when 2 minutes or less time is left. 17 Recommended ND filter display This indicates the most suitable ND filter to use under 25 Media information display current shooting conditions. Indicates the slots that contain P2 cards and general information on the media. 18 ND filter display • 1 Lights orange: • T his indicates the selected ND filter. P2 card selected for recording • A n ND -- indication means that the ND FILTER switch • 1 lights green: is incorrectly set (a position other than ND1 to ND4). P2 card ready for recording Check ND FILTER switch position. • 1 flashes: 19 Gain display The card is being recognized Indicates the gain value set using the video amplifier.
  • Page 74: Center Information Display

    •EXTERNAL1DISCONNECT Center Information Display This message appears when the menu option 1394 CONTROL in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen is set to The following information displays (for details, refer to EXT and recording is attempted without connecting an page 72) are provided. external device to the DVCPRO/DV connector. •FORMATERR! P2 card recording and playback data This indicates a P2 card that does not meet the P2 card indications standard •INCOMPATIBLECARD •BOS This message indicates that the inserted card does not Beginning of stream. No more data is available in the meet required standards and cannot be used. rearward playback direction. It may also appear when a proxy card is inserted when •CANNOTPLAY the power is on. Appears when playback is disabled. •LOWBATTERY •CARDERR(1)()(1/): This message indicates that the battery is depleted. The number identifies the P2 card that is giving •RECWARNING trouble. This is displayed during a recording error. Do the •UPDATING:Readingcarddata recording over. If this does not solve the problem, •CANNOTREC consult your supplier. Appears when recording cannot be started by pressing • C ARD ERR (1) (2) (1/2): The number indicates the P2 the REC button.
  • Page 75 Camera status display •ABB ABB indicator •ATWACTIVE Appears when the AUTO W/B BAL switch is set to AWB and ATW is running. •ATW(ATWLOCK) Appears when the WHITE BAL switch is set to B and ATW has been assigned. •AUTOKNEE(ON/OFF) Displayed when changing the AUTO KNEE switch position. •AWB AWB indicator •AWBP.K/AWBP.K Displays the color temperature assigned to PRST when the WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST. Also displayed when AWB is performed in the PRST position. •BACKLIGHT(OFF) Displayed during iris control when back light status is changed by pressing the user button to which BACK LIGHT is assigned. •DRSON(OFF) Displayed when DRS operation has been changed. •GAIN**dB Displayed when GAIN is switched. •NDNG Displayed when the ND filter is not positioned correctly. •SCENE****** Displays the name of a scene file selected by turning the SCENE FILE dial. •SHUTTER1/****(OFF) Displayed when the shutter speed is changed. •SPOTLIGHT(OFF) Displayed during iris control when back light status is changed by pressing the user button to which SPOT LIGHT is assigned.
  • Page 76: Checking And Displaying Shooting Status

    Checking and displaying shooting status • H old down the DISP/MODE CHK button in recording standby or during recording to display the settings of each shooting function, the list of functions assigned to USER buttons and all other information. Release the button to return to the regular screen. • P ress the DISP/MODE CHK button during recording standby or recording clears all displays. Press again to return to the regular display. • T hese settings are maintained when the unit is turned off and also when switching media and operating mode. • T he following items can be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor by pressing the DISPMODE CHK button or by configuring the menu option OTHER DISP/MODECHKbutton DISPLAY in the DISPLAY SETUP screen. Displays opened or hidden by settings in the Displays that Other menus that clear OTHER DISPLAY option Displays that DISPLAY Displays MODE CHECK displays –: Not affected, : Opens, ×: Clears OFF clears  brings up  –: Not affected PARTIAL Time code displays Is not cleared...
  • Page 77: Mode Check Indication

    MODE CHECK indication MODE CHECK provides an almost complete set of camera information. Items 1 to 4 below are provided only by MODE CHECK. 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 2 3 9 9 9 min B 9 0 % L A C K P A U S E D I O N C 1 6 0 U S E R - 1 C A C 1394...
  • Page 78: Center Marker Display

    Center marker display Audio level meter magnification A center marker is displayed when the menu option Press the user button to which MAG A. LVL has been MARKER in the DISPLAY SETUP screen is set to ON. assigned to display a magnification of the audio level meter (available also when LEVEL METER in the DISPLAY SETUP menu is set to OFF). Press the button again to return to normal audio level meter size. Turning on MODE CHECK during audio level meter magnification clears the audio level meter display. After MODE CHECK use, the audio level meter reappears at normal size.  NOTE 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 2 3 9 9 9 min B 9 0 % The center marker display appears only on the LCD monitor A C K P A U S E D I O N C 1 6 0 U S E R - 1...
  • Page 79: Zebra Pattern Display

    Zebra pattern display The AG-HPX301E can display two zebra patterns. OUTPUTSELscreen Turning the ZEBRA switch on displays the zebra pattern Item Setting Description set in the menu in the viewfinder and LCD monitor. A menu ON: setting makes it possible to also display the zebra pattern Displays the zebra pattern on video output via the VIDEO OUT connector. shown on the LCD monitor Specifies and viewfinder of this whether or camera also in video not the zebra VIDEO OUT output via the VIDEO OUT pattern is ZEBRA connector. superimposed OFF: on VIDEO OUT The zebra pattern is not signals. displayed in video output from the VIDEO OUT connector. ZEBRAswitch Use the DISPLAY SETUP screen to set the level of zebra pattern display. Item Setting Description Sets the level of the ZEBRA1 50%…70%…109%...
  • Page 80: Focus Assist Function

    Focus assist function Pressing the FOCUS ASSIST button magnifies the image at the center to facilitate focusing. Set the menu option FOCUS BAR to ON in the DISPLAY SET UP screen to display the FOCUS BAR. FOCUSASSISTbutton  NOTE This function magnifies only the image at the center of the LCD monitor and viewfinder. It is not superimposed on signals output via the VIDEO OUT and SDI OUT connectors. EXPANDED:(FOCUSASSISTbutton) Trebles the size of the center of the image. The status indication and the zebra pattern disappears and EXPANDED appears at the top of the screen. • T he EXPANDED display is available only during recording and does not work in external input mode.  NOTE In VIDEO OUT and SDI OUT, the center of the image is not magnified and status indications do not appear. FOCUSBAR:(DISPLAYSETUPmenu) The length of the bar indicates whether the image is in focus. The FOCUS BAR extends to the far right when the image is in focus. Outoffocus Thebarextendstothe rightwhentheimageis infocus.
  • Page 81: Adjusting And Setting The Lcd Monitor

    Adjusting and setting the LCD monitor Using the LCD Monitor UsethesubscreeninthemenuoptionLCD SETTINGintheDISPLAYSETUPscreen toadjustscreencolorlevel,brightnessand TurnonthePOWERswitchoftheAG- contrast. HPX01E. For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the menus] (page 125). • A t LCD SETTING of the DISPLAY SETUP screen, SlidetheOPENbuttoninthearrowAdirection select CHANGE. toopentheLCDmonitor. DISPLAY SETUP MARKER SAFETY ZONE FOCUS BAR LCD SETTING RETURN SELF SHOOT CHANGE LCD BACKLIGHT NORMAL SYNC SCAN DISP DATE/TIME PUSH MENU TO RETURN UsetheJOGdialbuttontoselectanitem.
  • Page 82: Waveform Monitor Function

    • W hen the camera-recorder is very cold, the video image in the LCD monitor will appear slightly darker immediately after the power is turned on. Once the interior of the camera- recorder warms up, the LCD monitor delivers normal brightness. Self-portrait Shooting When shooting with the LCD display angled 180 degrees towards the lens, you can set the menu option SELF SHOOT to MIRROR, to horizontally flip the video image on the LCD display, and allow you to view a mirror image while shooting. Note that only the video image on the LCD monitor is horizontally flipped, not the actual video being recorded. This function clears any status display, waveform and vectorscope display on the LCD monitor. Setting menus and thumbnail displays are not flipped horizontally. Waveform monitor function Assign the WFM function to a user button and press that user button to display a waveform for an image in the LCD monitor. Another press of the WFM button closes the waveform display. • T he menu option WFM (page 134) in the SW MODE screen allows you to switch between the waveform and vectorscope displays. • T he waveform display does not appear in the viewfinder. • T he waveform display does not appear when the focus assist (EXPANDED) function is used. • The waveform display cannot be recorded.
  • Page 83: Adjusting And Setting Up The Viewfinder

    Adjusting and Setting up the Viewfinder Adjusting Right and Left Viewfinder Using the Viewfinder Position TurnonthePOWERswitch. Loosentheviewfinderleft-rightpositioning UsethesubscreeninthemenuoptionEVF rings. SETTINGintheDISPLAYSETUPscreento adjustscreenbrightnessandcontrast. Slidetheviewfinderrightandlefttofinda For details on menu operations, refer to [Using the positionthatfacilitatesviewing. menus] (page 125). • Select CHANGE in the EVF SETTING. DISPLAY SETUP Tighten EVF PEAK LEVEL EVF PEAK FREQ EVF SETTING RETURN EVF B. LIGHT CHANGE EVF COLOR Viewfinderleft-rightpositioningring...
  • Page 84: Emphasizing Image Outlines

     NOTE • P ressing the RESET button when an adjustable value is selected in the setting menu EVF SETTING will return that setting to its factory default. • T he LCD monitor will appear darker than usual if the camera recorder is cold when it is turned on. The display will return to its normal brightness as it warms up. Emphasizing Image Outlines Emphasizing outlines of images in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor makes it easier to focus. This function does not affect video output from the camera or video recorded by the camera. AdjustEVFPEAKLEVELandEVFPEAK FREQintheDISPLAYSETUPscreen. DISPLAY SETUP EVF PEAK LEVEL EVF PEAK FREQ EVF SETTING >>> EVF B. LIGHT NORMAL EVF COLOR ZEBRA1 DETECT 100% ZEBRA2 DETECT ZEBRA2 SPOT...
  • Page 85: Handling Setup Data

    Handling setup data Configuration of setup data files This camera makes it possible to save a scene file to each of the F1 to F6 positions on the SCENE FILE dial. Use of an SD memory card makes it possible to save up to four of the F1 to F6 files on an SD card for later retrieval. The setting menu values can be stored as a user file in the camera and up to four files can be stored on the SD memory card. The setting data files are configured as shown below. AG-HPX301E SD CARD SCENE FILE SCENE FILE SCENE FILE SCENE FILE (Factory defaults) (Current operating status values) (Saved camera values) (SD CARD) F1 Default value F1 Current value...
  • Page 86: Handling Sd Memory Cards

    Be sure to read [SD memory card precautions] (page 21) regarding SD memory handling. SelectEXCUTE,thenpresstheJOGdial button. CARD FUNCTIONS To remove the SD memory card SCENE FINE >>> Open the slot cover and make sure that the BUSY lamp is USER FILE >>> not on before pushing the SD memory card further into the SD CARD FORMAT RETURN slot and releasing it. This will cause the SD memory card to EXECUTE pop out of the slot. Remove the SD memory card and close the slot cover. SD memory cards must not be used or stored PUSH MENU TO RETURN in an environment where they may be • Exposed to high temperatures/humidities; • Exposed to water droplets; or SelectYESintheconfirmationscreenand • Electrically charged. presstheJOGdialbutton. For storage, the SD memory card must be kept inserted into the AG-HPX301E with the lid closed. • “ SD CARD FORMAT OK” appears and the SD memory card is formatted.
  • Page 87: How To Use Scene File Data

    The card will not be formatted if the following message How to Use Scene File Data appears when the JOG dial button is pressed: Error message Remedy • E ach position of the SCENE FILE dial stores settings for SD CARD FORMAT NG specific shooting situations. NO CARD • W hen shooting, you can retrieve the necessary file Insert an SD memory card. (No SD memory card instantly using scene file dial. inserted.) • Y ou can also use menu options to change set scene file SD CARD FORMAT NG values. A modified scene file can be saved to each scene ERROR The card may be defective. file dial position. (SD memory card cannot be Replace the card. formatted.) SD CARD FORMAT NG WRITE PROTECT Remove the card and (SD memory card is write- cancel the protect. protected.) SD CARD FORMAT NG The SD memory card is CANNOT ACCESS...
  • Page 88 Changing scene file settings Whenthescreenshownbelowappears,use theJOGdialbuttontoentera-characterfile  Example1: C hange the name of the scene name. file. • T urning the JOG dial button changes the character display in the following order: space ()  alphabet (A to Z)  numerics (0 to 9)  Turnthescenefiledial,thenselectthescene symbols (; : < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^_-./). filetobechanged. • I f the RESET button is pressed when the filename has been set, the characters are cleared. SelectthemenuoptionNAMEEDITinthe NAME EDIT SCENEFILEscreen,thenpresstheJOGdial SW POSITION F3 button. P A R K For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the menus] (page 125). SCENE FILE F3:SPARK MATRIX NORM1 SKIN TONE DTL PUSH MENU TO RETURN V DETAIL FREQ...
  • Page 89: Saving Scene Files And Other Settings On Sd Memory Cards

    Saving scene files and other SelectSAVEandpresstheJOGdialbutton. settings on SD memory cards SCENE FILE LOAD SAVE INIT RETURN You can save up to four scene file settings or other settings LOAD as files on an SD memory card, and you can also load FRAME RATE SAVE (SYNCHRO SCAN) INITIAL them from the card. DETAIL LEVEL • C urrent scene file settings are automatically saved in the V DETAIL LEVEL camera and written to an SD memory card. When data DETAIL CORING has been read from an SD memory card, the current CHROMA LEVEL settings are rewritten at the same time as the data saved PUSH MENU TO RETURN inside the unit.
  • Page 90 To title a file SelectWRITEandpresstheJOGdialbutton, thenselectEXECUTEandpresstheJOGdial button. Performsteps1to. SCENE FILE(SD CARD) SCENE FILE UsetheJOGdialbuttontoselectcharacters, READ >>> thenpresstheJOGdialbuttontomovetothe WRITE RETURN FILE 1 EXECUTE nextcharacter. FILE 2 NO FILE • Y ou can input any of the following characters: FILE 3 NO FILE FILE 4 NO FILE Space, A to Z, 0 to 9, : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^_-./ TITLE RELOAD >>> • Y ou can erase all characters using the RESET button.
  • Page 91: Chapter 5 Preparation

    Chapter 5 Preparation Power Supply A battery or an external DC power supply can be used as Insertthebatteryandslideitinthedirectionof the power supply for the camera-recorder. thearrow. Using a Battery Releaselever The following is a list of batteries that have been tested and verified to work with the camera. Anton/Bauer batteries PROPAC14, TRIMPACK14 HYTRON50, HYTRON140 DIONIC90, DIONIC160 IDX batteries NP-L7, ENDURA7, ENDURA10 Sony batteries BP-GL65/95 PAG batteries PAGL95  NOTE  NOTE • A lthough other batteries may be used by changing the menu Removing the battery setting, it is recommended that you use batteries that have Completely push down and hold the release lever been tested and verified to work with camera. on the battery holder. Then, slide the battery in the • C harge the battery with the battery charger before using it. opposite direction to the arrow while holding the lever (Please refer to the battery charger’s instruction manual for down. information about charging.) Mounting the Battery and Setting Setthebatterytype.
  • Page 92 When using a V-mount type battery Mount the V-mount adapter plate. Insert the plate and slide it as shown below. • T o remove the plate, slide the release lever downwards. Releaselever Setting the battery type • S elect the battery type listed under BATTERY SELECT. Select the menu option BATTERY SELECT from the setting menu BATTERY SETUP screen. • W hen using a battery not listed under BATTERY SELECT: If it is a NiCd battery, select “NiCd14 (14V)” and set each item according to the battery characteristics. If it is not a NiCd battery, select TYPE A or TYPE B and set each item according to the battery characteristics. For details, refer to [BATTERY SETUP screen] (page 140).  NOTE • F or information about the V-mount adapter plate, please contact the store where you purchased the camera-recorder. • W ith the V-mount adapter plate installed, % (percent) values cannot be displayed when using batteries that show the remaining battery capacity.
  • Page 93: Use Of The External Dc Power Supply

    UseofexternalDCpowersupply Use of the external DC power MakesurethattheoutputvoltageoftheexternalDC supply powersupplymeetstheratedvoltageofthecamerabefore makingaconnection. TheoutputcurrentoftheexternalDCpowersupplyshould belargeenoughtoprovidetheconnectedcamerawithits ConnecttheexternalDCpowersupplytothe totalamperageneedswithareasonablemargin. DCINsocketontheunit. Usethefollowingformulatocalculatethetotalamperage ofthecamera. total power consumption ÷ voltage Whenthepoweristurnedon,arushcurrentoccurs.Ifthe powersupplyisinsufficientduringthistime,thecamera maybedamaged.Therefore,werecommendusingan externalDCpowersupplythatprovidesatleasttwice thetotalpowerconsumedbythecameraandallthe devicesconnectedtotheunitthatpoweronwhenthe camerapowerson(example:lens,wirelessmicrophone receiver).WealsorecommendusingtheproperDCcable DCcable recommendedforyourexternalDCpowersupply. DCINSocket • W henusinganexternalpowersupplyotherthanthe ExternalDC ACadapter,checktheDCINsocketpininformation powersupply toensurecorrectpolarity.Ifa+1Vpowersupplyis accidentallyconnectedtotheGNDterminal,thiscould causeafireorpersonalinjury. Turn“ON”thepowerswitchoftheexternalDC PinNo.
  • Page 94: Mounting And Adjusting The Lens

    Mounting and Adjusting the Lens Mounting the Lens Lowerthelenslevertofirmlytightenthelens. Raisethelensclampingleverandremovethe mountcap. LensClampingLever Securethecablethroughthecableclamp,and plugitintotheLENSconnector. MountCap Cable Tomountthelens,aligntheindentationatthe clamp topcenterofthelensmountwiththecenter markofthelens. Mark LENSConnector Adjustthelensflangeback. For details, refer to [Adjusting the Lens Flange Back] (page 95).  NOTE • P lease refer to the lens instruction manual for guidance on lens handling. • W hen the lens is removed, install the mount cap to protect the device.
  • Page 95: Adjusting The Lens Flange Back

    Adjusting the Lens Flange Back Setthezoomringtothewide-angleposition andturntheF.f(flangefocus)ringtoadjust If images are not clearly focused at both telephoto and focus. wide-angle positions during zoom operations, adjust the • D o not move the distance ring during focusing. flange back (distance from the lens mounting surface to the image formation surface). Once adjusted, the flange back does not need to be RepeatStepstountilthelensisinfocusat re-adjusted as long as the same lens is mounted on the boththetelephotoandwide-anglepositions. camera.  NOTE FirmlytightentheF.fringclampingscrew. Please also refer to the lens instruction manual for directions on adjustment and locations of individual lens parts. Mountthelensonthecamera. • Make sure you connect the lens cable. Setthelensiristomanual,andfullyopenthe iris. Approximatelym Placetheflangebackadjustmentchartabout mfromthelensandadjustthelightingon thecharttoobtainanappropriatevideooutput level. • I f the video level is too high, use the filters or the shutter. LoosentheF.f(Flangefocus)ringclamping screw.  NOTE F.b (Flange back) may be indicated on some lenses.
  • Page 96: White Shading Compensation

    White Shading Compensation White Shading Adjustment The camera can use DEFAULT (fixed value) and three user  NOTE adjustable functions (USER1, USER2, USER3) to store Coloring may occur in the vertical direction near the open white shading compensation data. setting of the lens iris even when the white shading has been Select SHADING SELECT in the setting menu LENS SETUP adjusted. This is an optical characteristic and not indicative of screen to set compensation data. Selecting OFF turns off a failure. shading compensation. Placethecameraintheadjustmentmode. Selecting White Shading Compensation (1) M ount a lens on the camera. Data • D o not forget to connect the lens cable. (2) T urn the shutter switch off and set 0 dB gain. (3) I f the lens comes with an extender, disengage it. SelectSHADINGSELECTinLENSSETUP, (4) O pen the setting menu LENS SETUP screen thenpresstheJOGdialbutton. and select USER1, USER2 or USER3 under SHADING SELECT. F or details on menu operation, refer to [Using the (5) U se the JOG dial button to select SHADING menus] (page 125).
  • Page 97: Setting Chromatic Aberration Compensation (Cac)

    • A djust the light source if the lens iris is out of the • T he CAC function does not operate at +24 dB. range between F4 and F11. • T he CAC function may not operate normally in macro • M ake sure the electronic shutter is set to off. shooting. • A fter the release of this camera, visit our Web site at the address given below for details on new lenses compatible Adjustwhiteandblackbalance. with this function and any changes in this function. (1) S et the WHITE BAL switch to A or B and use the AUTO W/B BAL switch to make an automatic white balance adjustment. Checking CAC Operating Status (2) U se the AUTO W/B BAL switch to make an When the menu is not open, the CAC indication at the top automatic black balance adjustment. right of the screen indicates that the CAC function is on. (3) A gain, use the AUTO W/B BAL switch to make an automatic white balance adjustment. Repeattheoperationinstep-(). Adjustwhiteshading.
  • Page 98 Checking CAC data number and CAC data Loading CAC File From an SD Card during operation OpentheLENSSETUPscreen. For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the OpentheLENSSETUPscreen. menus] (page 125). For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the menus] (page 125). UsetheJOGdialbuttontoselectCACCARD READ.ThenselectEXECUTEtoopentheCAC TurntheJOGdialbuttontoselectCAC CARDREADscreen. PROPERTYandselectDISPLAYtoopenthe CACPROPERTYscreen. LENS SETUP • The CAC property list appears. SHADING SELECT DEFAULT LENS SETUP SHADING(USER) >>> SHADING SELECT DEFAULT CAC PROPERTY >>> SHADING(USER) >>> CAC CARD READ RETURN CAC FILE DELETE EXECUTE CAC PROPERTY RETURN...
  • Page 99  NOTE Initializing CAC File (Returning Data to • T he camera can load up to 8 files. Their Factory Defaults) When an attempt is made to load a new file while 8 files have already been loaded, “READ NG CAC FILE FULL” appears. To load a new file, delete an existing file before loading the new OpentheLENSSETUPscreen. file. For details, see [Deleting CAC File] (page 99). For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the • “ READ NG FORMAT ERROR” indicates the file cannot be menus] (page 125). used and will not be loaded. Make sure the file is in a format the camera supports and that the file on the SD card is not corrupted. UsetheJOGdialbuttontoselectCAC FILEINIT.ThenselectYEStodisplaythe Deleting CAC File confirmationscreen. LENS SETUP OpentheLENSSETUPscreen. SHADING SELECT DEFAULT SHADING(USER) >>> For details on menu operation, refer to [Using the menus] (page 125). CAC PROPERTY >>> CAC CARD READ >>>...
  • Page 100: Preparing For Audio Input

    Preparing for Audio Input Take the following steps to prepare the camera for SettheAUDIOINswitchto[FRONT] connecting audio input devices. dependingontheaudiochanneltobe recorded. When Using the Front Microphone The AJ-MC200G microphone kit (optional) includes a microphone that can be mounted on the camera. Openthemicrophoneholder. Viewfinder AUDIOINSwitch Microphoneholder Using a wireless receiver Mountthemicrophoneandtightentheclamping screw. ClampingScrew Removethelid,installthewirelessreceiverand screwitdown. ConnectthemicrophonecabletotheMICIN jackonthecamera. MICINJack...
  • Page 101: When Using Audio Devices

    SettheAUDIOINswitchtoW.L.fortheaudio channelsthatwillberecorded. AUDIOINSwitch • S et the menu option WIRELESS TYPE in the AUDIO SETUP screen to DUAL for a 2-channel wireless receiver. When Using Audio Devices ConnecttheaudiodevicetotheAUDIOINjack withtheXLRcable. SettheAUDIOINswitchto[REAR]forthe channeltowhichtheXLRcableisconnected. SettheLINE/MIC/+Vselectorswitchonthe rearpanelto[LINE]. LINE/MIC/+VSelectorSwitch AUDIOINJack AUDIOINSwitch...
  • Page 102: Attaching Accessories

    Attaching Accessories Mounting the Camera on a Tripod Removing the Camera from the Tripod Adapter Use an optional (SHAN-TM700) tripod adapter to place the While holding the red lever down, move the black lever in camera on a tripod. the direction of the arrow, and slide the camera backward to remove it. Attachthetripodadaptertothetripod. Tripodadapter RedLever BlackLever  NOTE If the tripod adapter’s pin does not return to its original position after the camera has been removed, hold the red lever down and move the black lever in the direction of the arrow again, in order to return the pin to its original position. Please note that the camera cannot be mounted if the pin Panhead remains in the center.  NOTE Attaching the Shoulder Strap Use the holes in the tripod adapter that will make it possible to position the camera over the tripod Attach the shoulder strap to the shoulder strap bracket. adapter’s center of gravity. To detach the shoulder strap, first open the hooks, then Also, make sure that the diameter of the selected hole detach the strap. matches the diameter of the pan head screw. ShoulderStrap Attachthecameratothetripodadapter.
  • Page 103: Attaching The Rain Cover

    Attaching the Rain Cover When using the SHAN-RC700 Rain Cover Tightenthecord Securewiththesurfacefastener Securewiththesurfacefastener Attaching the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL Control Knob If you use the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control frequently, attach the accessory knob so that it can be easily operated. FRONTAUDIOLEVELControl Knob(Accessory) Screw Marks Screw(Accessory) Remove the screw in the center of the FRONT AUDIO LEVEL control, and attach the accessory knob using the screw (included). When attaching the knob, be sure to align the marks on the control with the marks on the knob.
  • Page 104: Dc Out Connector And External Rec Start/Stop Switch Connection

    DC OUT Connector and External REC Start/Stop Switch Connection The DC OUT connector on the camera can output a 1.5 A 3: REC Start/Stop switch current. This pin is connected in parallel with the REC button Connecting an external switch to this connector enables and the lens VTR button. REC Start and Stop control. 4: +12 V An LED can be connected and used as a tally lamp, which is convenient when the camera is mounted on a crane during recording.  NOTE Be sure to check polarity before connecting an external device as incorrect connection could lead to damage. DCOUTconnector Cableconnector HR10A-P-P() HiroseElectricCo. Resistance Start/Stop 1: GND 2: TALLY OUT The AG-HPX301E has open collector output TALLY ON: Low impedance TALLY OFF: High impedance...
  • Page 105: Connecting The Aj-Rc10G Remote Controller

    Connecting the AJ-RC10G Remote Controller • S ome functions can be remote-controlled when the remote control unit AJ-RC10G (optional accessory) is connected to the camera. • W hen the AJ-RC10G is connected, the camera automatically enters remote control mode after the power switches of both the camera and the AJ-RC10G are turned ON. REMOTEconnector AJ-RC10G  NOTE • B esuretoturnthePOWERswitchesonthecameraand theAJ-RC10Goffbeforeconnectingordisconnectingthe controllercable. • U seonlydesignatedcablesoroptionalcablestoconnect theAJ-RC10G.Useofothercablescouldresultin equipmentdamage. • T heUSERbuttonsandMENUbuttondonotworkwhen theAJ-RC10Gisconnected. • R efertotheOperatingInstructionsoftheAJ-RC10G includedinthesuppliedCD-ROM.
  • Page 106: Thumbnail Operations

    Chapter 6 Manipulating Clips with Thumbnails A clip is a data group that includes the images and sounds created from one shooting session, together with additional information such as text memos and meta data. The following manipulations can be performed using the cursor and SET buttons, while checking the images displayed on the LCD monitor: • Playback, delete, copy or restore the clip. • A dd or delete a shot mark and a text memo on the clip thumbnail. • C opy part of a clip by using the text memo. • U se a text memo to change thumbnail images • F ormat P2 cards and SD memory cards. • U ploading and editing clip metadata from the SD memory card Thumbnail Operations Thumbnail Manipulations Overview Thumbnail screens are configured as follows: THUMBNAIL OPERATION PROPERTY ALLCLIP DELETE CLIPPROPERTY SAMEFORMATCLIPS FORMAT SELECTEDCLIPS REPAIRCLIP MARKEDCLIPS...
  • Page 107: Thumbnail Screen

    SLOT n: This indicates a specific clip on the P2 card. Thumbnail Screen (n: slot number 1 or 2) UPDATING..: Press the THUMBNAIL button to display the thumbnail Indicated when the unit is updating the screen on the LCD monitor. Pressing the THUMBNAIL screen or reading data. When the screen is button again returns the display to the regular display. being updated, the rotating icon is indicated. When switching is done from the regular screen display to For details, refer to [Switching the Thumbnail Display] the thumbnail screen display, all the clips will be displayed (page 110). on the thumbnail screen. 2 Slot numbers and HDD status Pressing the THUMBNAIL MENU button allows you to This function indicates on which P2 card the selected navigate the thumbnail menu. clip is recorded. The number of the slot that contains  NOTE the appropriate P2 card is indicated in yellow. If the clip is recorded on more than one P2 card, then the When the TCG switch is set to “SET” to set the time code and user bits or when the camera menu is open, the THUMBNAIL numbers of all slots that contain the appropriate cards button does not work. are indicated. The numbers of the other slots are shown in white if they contain P2 cards. When the following P2 card is inserted, the slot number is displayed with a pink frame.  RUN DOWN CARD (A P2 card on which the maximum number of overwrites has been exceeded.)  DIR ENTRY NG CARD (A P2 card on which the directory structure is not supported.) The USB HDD section is indicated as follows:  O ther than the USB HOST mode: gray  N ot connected in USB HOST mode: gray...
  • Page 108 8 Clip Number The numbers set by the camera for all the clips recognized correctly by the P2 card. These numbers are allocated in chronological order, by shooting dates and times. If clips cannot be played because of different recording formats, they are displayed in red. 9 X Defective Clip Indicator and ? Unknown Clip indicator This marker is displayed for defective clips, which may result from a variety of causes, e.g., powering-down during recording. Clip with yellow defective clip indicators can be restored in some cases. Please refer to [Restoring Clips] (page 114) for more information. A clip displayed with a red defective clip indicator cannot be restored and must be deleted. If the clip cannot be deleted, format the P2 card. ? is displayed for clips such as those which differ in format from the P2 standard. 10 ! Incomplete Clip Indicator Indicates that although a clip is recorded across multiple P2 cards, one of these cards is not inserted into a P2 card slot. 11 M Shot Mark Indicator This marker is displayed for a clip with a shot mark attached. For details, refer to [Shot Marker (SHOT MARK) Recording Function] (page 42). 12 P Indicator for clips with proxy This marker is displayed for clips with proxy attached.
  • Page 109: Selecting Thumbnails

    Selecting Thumbnails Playing back Clips Multiple thumbnails can be randomly selected in the thumbnail screen. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD Usethecursorbuttonstomovethepointer monitor. (yellowframe)tothedesiredclipandpressthe SETbutton. Usethecursorbuttonstomovethepointerover • T he frame around the selected thumbnail changes thedesiredclip. to a blue frame. Press the SET button again to deselect the clip. PressthePLAY/PAUSEbutton. Additionalclipscanbeselectedbyrepeating • T he clip at pointer position is played back on the LCD monitor. step1. • A fter the clip at the cursor location has been played, subsequent clips are played back in order. It is possible to display only the selected thumbnails in the When the last clip has been played, the thumbnail thumbnail screen for playback. Please refer to [Switching screen appears. the Thumbnail Display] (page 110) for more information.  NOTE • W hen playing back clips, it is not necessary to  NOTE “select” the clips (blue frames around the thumbnails).
  • Page 110: Switching The Thumbnail Display

    Switching the Thumbnail Display SelectTHUMBNAILfromthethumbnailmenu. • S witch the thumbnail display by selecting one of The display can be switched so that only those clips the following items: matching the specified conditions are displayed in the thumbnail screen. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD monitor. PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbutton. • T he thumbnail menu opens. ALL CLIP: Display all clips. SAME FORMAT CLIPS: Displays clips of the current system format. SELECTED CLIPS: Display randomly selected clips. MARKED CLIPS: Display clips with shot marks attached. TEXT MEMO CLIPS: Display clips with text memo data attached. SLOT CLIPS: Display clips recorded in the P2 card inserted in the specified slot. When this item is selected, “SLOT1” to “SLOT2” a THUMBNAIL MENU button are displayed as a sub-menu. Select the desired slot to display the clips.
  • Page 111: Changing Thumbnails

    Changing thumbnails  NOTE Display clip properties by selecting PROPERTY  CLIP PROPERTY on the thumbnail menu to confirm the position of It is possible to replace thumbnails with images that the thumbnail (the number of frames from the top of the include previously attached text memos while images are clip). Since thumbnails come generally from the top of the clip, recorded or played back. “0” is displayed. Addtextmemostoimagesthatyouintendto change. Shot Mark • F or details on how to add text memos, refer to A shot mark can be added to a clip thumbnail to [Text Memo Recording Function] (page 42). distinguish this clip from other clips. SelectTHUMBNAILTEXTMEMOCLIPSto PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. displaythumbnailsoftheclipswithtextmemos. • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD monitor. Placethepointerontheclipofthethumbnail thatyouintendtochange,andthenpress Usethecursorbuttonstomovethepointer SETbutton.Movethepointertothetextmemo overthecliptowhichyouwanttoattachashot displayonthelowerrow. mark. Selectthethumbnailthatyouintendto PresstheUSERbuttonorRETbuttontowhich replace,placethepointeronit,andthenselect theshotmarkfunctionhasbeenassigned. OPERATIONEXCH.THUMBNAILonthe • T his adds a shot mark to the thumbnail of the thumbnailmenu.
  • Page 112: Text Memo

    Text Memo Playing back a clip at the position where a text memo is recorded During recording or playback, you can add text memos to clips. Text memos can be used to play back clips at some point or break clips into chunks and copy the necessary PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. portions. • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD monitor. Adding a text memo Text memos can be added in one of the following ways. PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttonand  P ress the USER button or RET button to which the text selectTHUMBNAILTEXTMEMOCLIPS memo function has been assigned during recording or fromthethumbnailmenu. playback. This adds text memos where respective button was • T he clip thumbnails with text memos attached pressed. are displayed in the upper section of the LCD  P ressing the USER button or RET button to which the text monitor. The lower section of the LCD monitor memo function has been assigned when a thumbnail shows information about the text memo on the clip screen is open, adds a text memo at the beginning of a selected by the pointer. clip. Thumbnaildisplay USERMAIN,USER1andUSERbuttons Showsthestillimagethatthetext memoisrelatedto.
  • Page 113: Deleting Clips

    Using a text memo to break a clip and Withthepointerlocatedinthelowerpart,move copy the necessary portion thepointertothedesiredtextmemonumber usingthecursorrightandleftbuttons(p/o). Then,pressthePLAY/PAUSEbutton. Selectadesiredtextmemoinaclipbycarrying • P layback will start from the time code position of outsteps1-for[Playingbackaclipatthe the text memo where the pointer is located. positionwhereatextmemoisrecorded] If the STOP button is pressed during playback (page11). or playback finishes at the end of the clip, the thumbnail screen appears again with the pointer located on the text memo where playback started. Movethepointertothedesiredtextmemo,and • P ress the THUMBNAIL MENU button to select EXIT or press the EXIT button to return the pointer thenpresstheSETbutton. to the upper part of the thumbnail screen. • Y ou can select more than one text memo.  NOTE PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttontoselect • P ressing the REC button in the text memo screen will not OPERATIONCOPY. start recording. • T ext memo thumbnails for AVC-Intra format clips that cannot be played back appear in gray. UsethecursorbuttonsandtheSETbuttonto selecttheslottocopytoandselectYES.
  • Page 114: Restoring Clips

    Reconnection of Incomplete Clips Thefollowingscreenappears.Usethecursor buttonsandtheSETbuttontoselectYES. Incomplete clips may be generated when clips recorded on multiple P2 cards (connected clips) are separately copied to different cards. The reconnection function generates one clip (the original, connected clip) from incomplete clips. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD monitor. UsethecursorandSETbuttontoselect incompleteclipstoreconnect. • T he clip is deleted. All selected clips (in blue • U sually, thumbnails of incomplete clips (clips with frames) are deleted by this operation. marker) are displayed in line.  NOTE Tointerruptdeleting,presstheSHIFTandEXITbuttonsor PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttonand theSETbuttontocanceltheoperation. selectOPERATIONRE-CONNECTIONfrom Partiallydeletedclipscannotberestoredbycanceling. thethumbnailmenu. • W hen a confirmation screen asks you to confirm Restoring Clips that you want to reconnect the clip, use a cursor button and the SET button to select YES if you Restores clips that are defective as a result of sudden want to reconnect the clip.
  • Page 115: Setting Of Clip Meta Data

    Setting of Clip Meta Data PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttonand selectOPERATIONCOPYfromthe Information such as the name of the person who shot the thumbnailmenu. video, the name of the reporter, the shooting location, or a • S elect slot 1-2 or SD memory card as the text memo can be read from the SD memory card, and can destination. be recorded as Clip Meta Data. Reading the SD memory card that contains the Clip Meta Data (metadata upload file). InserttheSDmemorycardthatcontainsthe ClipMetaData(metadatauploadfile). PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD • W hen a confirmation screen asks you to confirm monitor. that you want to copy the clip, use a cursor button and the SET button to select YES if you want to  NOTE copy the clip. Press the THUMBNAIL button while pressing DISP/ MODE CHK button when a thumbnail is displayed to move to step 4. PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttonand SelectMETADATALOADfromthethumbnail menu,andpresstheSETbutton.  NOTE • D o not turn off the power or remove a P2 card while data is being copied. Otherwise the P2 card may fail or defective clips may be generated. Delete any defective clips that are...
  • Page 116 Clip Meta Data items Displays the location of the frame (frame offset) Clip Meta Data includes the following items: Underlined and the size (height and width) of the image items can be set by reading the metadata upload file on selected as the thumbnail image. the SD memory card. Other items are set automatically *1 T he USER CLIP NAME recording method is selectable. during shooting. Using the latest update version of P2 For details, refer to [Selecting the USER CLIP NAME Viewer, metadata upload files can be written to SD memory recording method] (page 117). cards using a PC. Download the latest update version of P2 *2 D uring recording, the camera does not automatically set Viewer from the following URL and install it on your PC: altitude, latitude and longitude of the shoot. Such data can be set in the property of a recorded clip. Regarding SD memory cards to be used, see [SD memory *3 B e sure to enter [TEXT] when entering MEMO. It is not card precautions] (page 21). possible to record only [PERSON] or [OFFSET].  NOTE  NOTE Files edited using software other than P2 Viewer are displayed • T his unit only displays printable ASCII characters. as “UNKNOWN DATA!”, and may not be read. GLOBAL CLIP ID: Checking and modifying read metadata Displays the global clip ID, which indicates the The unit allows you to check details of metadata read from shooting status of the clip.
  • Page 117 Selecting the USER CLIP NAME recording Usethecursorbuttonstomovethepointerto method theitemtoconfirmandpresstheSETbutton. • U se this function to check loaded metadata Select META DATA  USER CLIP NAME from the thumbnail settings. menu to select the recording method. Two options are available: TYPE1 and TYPE2. TYPE1(Factorydefaults) USER CLIP NAME to be recorded If clip metadata has been Uploaded data read in If no clip metadata has been read in or if the setting for Same as GLOBAL CLIP ID recording clip metadata has (UMID data) been turned off TYPE USER CLIP NAME to be recorded If clip metadata has been Uploaded data + COUNT Whileviewingmetadatasettings,usethecursor read in value buttonstomovethepointertothedesired If no clip metadata has been option.Then,presstheSETbutton. read in or if the setting for Same as CLIP NAME recording clip metadata has • A soft keyboard screen is displayed, allowing you been turned off to modify the setting.
  • Page 118 Exampleofrecording(DVCPROHD)aclipononePcard: Recordingstart Recordingpause Recordingduration=Approx.min Clip1 Clip COUNTvalue COUNTvalue =0001 =000 Approx.min Approx.min ExampleofrecordingaclipontwoPcards: Recordingstart Recordingpause Clip1 Clip COUNTvalue COUNTvalue =000 =000 ndcard 1stcard If the clip thumbnails are displayed as shown in the example above or their properties are indicated using a P2 device, the thumbnail and COUNT value of clip 1 will be displayed. Clearing uploaded metadata Select META DATA  INITIALIZE from the thumbnail menu, and press the SET button. Select YES when the confirmation screen is displayed.
  • Page 119: Setting Of Proxy (Optional)

    Setting of Proxy (optional) Formatting a P2 Card Installing the video encoder card (AJ-YAX800G, optional accessory) in P2 card slot 2 makes it possible to set up the PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. proxy recording function. • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD The video encoder card is not recognized when inserted if monitor. the power for the unit is turned on. Insert the video encoder card after turning off the power for the unit. Select OPERATION  DEVICE SETUP  PROXY from the PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttonand thumbnail menu to specify the setting. selectOPERATIONFORMATfromthe For details on how to install and set up the video encoder thumbnailmenu. card, refer to the User’s Guide of the video encoder card. • W hen the screen shown below appears, select the  NOTE slot number of the P2 card you want to format and When “PROXY CARD ERROR” is indicated in the viewfinder, press the SET button. either check the video encoder card or set the unit so that • S elect EXIT if formatting is not required. proxy recording is not performed. Thefollowingscreenappears.Usethecursor buttonsandtheSETbuttontoselectYES. • T he selected P2 card is formatted.
  • Page 120: Formatting Sd Memory Cards

    Formatting SD memory cards Setting the Thumbnail Display Mode SD memory cards can also be formatted from the thumbnail screen. With an SD memory card inserted into The thumbnail display mode can be customized to suit the unit, perform the following operation: your preferences. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD • T he thumbnail screen appears on the LCD monitor. monitor. PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttonand PresstheTHUMBNAILMENUbuttonand selectOPERATIONFORMATfromthe selectTHUMBNAILSETUPfromthe thumbnailmenu. thumbnailmenu. • S elect “SD CARD” and press the SET button when • T he following screen appears. the screen shown below appears. • S elect “EXIT” if formatting is not required. INDICATOR: Select which indicators you want to show on thumbnails and which you want to hide.
  • Page 121: Properties

    DATE FORMAT: Properties You can specify the display order for the shooting date as either Year/Month/Day (Y-M- Properties display clip properties and P2 card status. D), Month/Day/Year (M-D-Y) or Day/Month/ Year It is possible to edit and rewrite recorded clip metadata (D-M-Y). while clip properties are displayed. The factory setting is Month/Day/Year. This setting is reflected in the recording date Clip Property shown in the clip property and the shooting date shown when DATE is selected under the item From the thumbnail menu, select PROPERTY  CLIP DATA DISPLAY. PROPERTY. The following screen appears. THUMBNAIL SIZE: For the size of thumbnails displayed on one screen, either LARGE (3 X 2 thumbnails displayed) or NORMAL (4 X 3 thumbnails displayed) can be selected. The factory default value is NORMAL. PLAYBACK RESUME: Selecting a position to restart playback after stopping playback on the thumbnails screen using the STOP button. Playback starts from the stop position. ON: OFF: Playback starts from the beginning of the clip indicated by the pointer. Note that if the pointer is moved after stopping playback, the playback will restart from the beginning of the clip indicated by the pointer regardless of this setting. Also, attempting to 1 Clip Number play back from the end of all the available clips 2 Thumbnail will cause the screen to flash momentarily, indicating that the there are no more clips which 3 Clip Information...
  • Page 122 REC RATE: PressOKonthekeyboardtowritethemodified The recording frame rate is displayed. (Only metadataontheclipandreturntothemetadata displayed for clips recorded using native recording with the VFR function.) window. 5 Clip Meta Data  NOTE Displays more detailed data about the clip. Use the • L OCATION (recording location data) data for a SHOOT cannot cursor buttons to move the pointer, and press the be deleted independently. Thus by setting ALTITUDE to empty SET button to check the detailed content. For more will also delete the LONGITUDE and LATITUDE settings. information on displayed metadata, see [Setting of Clip • T he metadata for a clip with the incomplete clip indicator Meta Data] (page 115). cannot be modified. Metadata on clips recorded on multiple P2 cards must be modified when all P2 cards that contain the Modification of recorded clip metadata data are inserted. • A ny MEMO with 101 characters or more cannot be modified. Displaythewindowfordetailedclipmetadata P2 Card Status Display thatyouintendtomodifyintheclipproperties  P2 Card Status Display Settings window. Select PROPERTY  CARD STATUS from the thumbnail menu to set the desired indication mode (remaining free space or used memory capacity) for the P2 card status Placethecursorontheitemtobemodified display.
  • Page 123  Contents of P2 Card Status Display DIR ENTRY NG CARD: The directory structure on the P2 card is not Settings supported. From the thumbnail menu, select PROPERTY  CARD For details on P2 card status indications, refer to [2. P2 STATUS. The following screen appears. Card Status (remaining free space)]. When“REMAIN”isselected: When“USED”isselected: 1 Write-protect Mark 1 Write-protect Mark The mark appears if the P2 card is write-protected. The mark appears if the P2 card is write-protected. 2 P2 Card Status (remaining free space) 2 P2 Card Status (used memory capacity) The remaining memory capacity of the P2 card is indicated The used memory capacity of the P2 card is indicated by a bar graph and percentage. The bar graph indicator by a bar graph and a percentage figure. The bar moves to the left as the remaining free space decreases. graph indicator moves to the right as the used memory The following indications may appear, depending on the capacity increases. card status: The following indications may appear, depending on FORMAT ERROR!: the card status: An unformatted P2 card is inserted. FORMAT ERROR!: NOT SUPPORTED!: An unformatted P2 card is inserted. An unsupported card is inserted in the camera.
  • Page 124 DIR ENTRY NG CARD: The directory structure on the P2 card is not supported. For details on P2 card status indications, refer to [2. P2 Card Status (used memory capacity)] SD memory card Status Display The status display enables a confirmation of the SD memory card formatted condition, available memory capacity etc. From the thumbnail menu, select PROPERTY  DEVICES  SD CARD. If the format is compatible with SD standards, the message SD STANDARD : SUPPORTED If the format is not compatible with SD standards, the message SD STANDARD : NOT SUPPORTED is displayed. If this is the case, writing or reading will not be successful. Format the card with the unit. For more information on formatting SD memory cards, see [Formatting SD memory cards] (page 120).  NOTE The indication of remaining capacity on an SD memory card (PROXY REM) provides only a rough estimate of remaining capacity and may differ from actual remaining capacity. SD and SDHC cards with Speed Class Ratings may indicate recording times that are significantly lower than actual capacity, especially when used for recording a large number of short video clips. The remaining capacity is displayed only when proxy recording is set up to record on an SD memory card. For details on setup procedures, refer to the User’s Guide of the video encoder card (AJ-YAX800G, an optional accessory). Video Encoder Card Status Display (optional) Attaching the video encoder card (AJ-YAX800G, optional), select PROPERTY  DEVICES  PROXY from the thumbnail menu. The slot in which the video encoder card is inserted, and version information is displayed.
  • Page 125: Chapter 7 Menu Operations

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations Viewfinder and LCD Menus Using the menus UsetheJOGdialbutton(ortheUpandDown cursorbuttons)tohighlightthefunctionyou Use the setup menus to change the settings to suit the wanttochange. scenes you are shooting or what you are recording. • I f the thumbnail menu is displayed, press the MAIN MENU THUMBNAIL button to clear the display. 1.SCENE FINE • T he menu items indicated in the blue characters cannot 2.SYSTEM SETUP be used. 3.SW MODE 4.RECORDING SETUP 5.AUDIO SETUP 6.OUTPUT SEL 7.DISPLAY SETUP 8.BATTERY SETUP PUSH MENU TO EXIT PresstheJOGdialbuttontodisplaytheitems.
  • Page 126: Initializing The Menu Settings

    Initializing user files and scene files UsetheJOGdialbuttontochangethesetting simultaneously value. You can return the user files and the six scene files to their SW MODE factory defaults by selecting YES in the menu option MENU LOW GAIN INIT in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen. MID GAIN HIGH GAIN 12dB ATW TYPE W.BAL.PRESET 3.2K USER MAIN 5.6K USER1 BACK LIGHT PUSH MENU TO RETURN Tochangeothersettings,repeatstepsand. • W hen you finish, press the MENU button to return to the function screen. Tochangeotherfunctions,repeatstepsto. • T o exit the function screen and return to the normal screen, press the MENU button again.  NOTE Direct close function When the MENU button is pressed and held down after making...
  • Page 127: Setup Menu Structure

  • Page 129: Setup Menu List

    Setup menu list SCENE FILE screen Item Setting Notes LOAD/SAVE/INIT Loads, saves and initializes settings of the scene file • A change in scene files affects only assigned to the current scene dial position (one F1 the scene file at the current scene dial – F6 scene file). position. LOAD: Loads data stored in camera memory. SAVE: Saves current values in camera memory. INITIAL: Returns settings to their factory defaults. Enables or disables variable frame rate (VFR) mode at • A vailable only in 720P system mode. 720P. (This message does not appear in ON: VFR operation modes other than 720P.) OFF: VFR off • T his setting cannot be made when REC SIGNAL is 1394. FRAME RATE Adjusts the frame rate and exposure time at 720P • A vailable only in 720P system mode when VFR is on. and when VFR is set to ON.
  • Page 130 Item Setting Notes MASTER PED Adjusts the black master pedestal that serves as the • H old down the JOG dial button and video reference. turn it downwards or upwards and maintain this position to quickly –100 ... 0 ... +100 change values. • W hen a remote controller (AJ-RC10G) is connected, use the M-PED control on the remote controller to adjust. A. IRIS LEVEL Sets the AUTO IRIS target value. –10 ... 0 ... +10 DRS EFFECT Sets the compression level in high-brightness areas of • N ot available at 1080/25P (30P, 24P) the DRS (dynamic range stretcher) function. mode. This function compresses the video signal level to • N ot available at1080/60i mode with the extend the dynamic range making it possible to 1/15 or 1/30 shutter speed. correctly render highlight areas without overexposure • N ot available at 1080/50i mode with and loss of detail that would otherwise occur.
  • Page 131: System Setup Screen

    Item Setting Notes V DETAIL FREQ Sets vertical detail. THIN: Produces fine detail. MID: Produces less detail and wider edging. THICK: Produces even less detail and the widest edging effect. • P rogressive recording made at THIN or MID cause horizontal lines or oblique lines that are almost horizontal to flicker when viewed on a normal monitor TV (50i (60i): Interlace). THIN and MID settings will produce higher resolution video than THICK when shooting progressive footage that will later be edited. NAME EDIT Edits the name of scene files selected using the SCENE FILE dial. SYSTEM SETUP screen Item Setting Notes SYSTEM MODE Specifies the signal format used by this camera. • N ot available in USB DEVICE mode. 1080-59.94i, 1080-50i, 720-59.94P, 720-50P, 480-59.94i 576-50i • W hen a setting is changed, the message “TURN POWER OFF” appears. Then turn the power off and turn it back on again. REC SIGNAL Selects the input signal in the DVCPRO format. • N ot available when the menu option CAMERA: Records the camera recording signal.
  • Page 132 Item Setting Notes REC FORMAT (Continued from the previous page) • N ot available when 1080i or 720P (when SYSTEM MODE is 720-59.94P) is set in SYSTEM MODE and REC AVC-I100/60P, AVC-I100/30PN, SIGNAL is 1394. AVC-I100/24PN: Uses the AVC-I 100 codec for • Not available in USB DEVICE mode. recording. Shooting and recording at 60i, 30PN (native recording) and 24PN (native recording). AVC-I 50/60P, AVC-I 50/30PN, AVC-I 50/24PN: Uses the AVC-I 50 codec for recording. Shooting and recording at 60i, 30PN (native recording) and 24PN (native recording). DVCPRO HD/60P, DVCPRO HD/30PN, DVCPRO HD/24PN: Uses the DVCPRO HD codec for recording. Shooting and recording at 60P, 30PN (native recording) and 24PN (native recording). (When SYSTEM MODE is set to 720-50P) AVC-I100/50P, AVC-I100/25PN: Uses the AVC-I 100 codec for recording. Shooting and recording at 50i, 25PN (native recording). AVC-I50/50P, AVC-I50/25PN: Uses the AVC-I 50 codec for recording. Shooting and recording at 50i, 25PN (native recording). DVCPROHD/50P, DVCPROHD/25PN Uses the DVCPRO HD codec for recording. Shooting and recording at 50i, 25PN (native recording). (when SYSTEM MODE is 480-59.94i) DVCPRO50/60i, DVCPRO/60i, DV/60i: These use DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV codecs, respectively. Use CAMERA MODE options to set shooting mode. Recording is locked at 60i. (When SYSTEM MODE is set to 576-50i) DVCPRO50/50i, DVCPRO/50i, DV/50i: Uses the DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV codec for recording respectively. Use CAMERA MODE options...
  • Page 133: Sw Mode Screen

    Item Setting Notes PC MODE SELECT Sets camera operating mode when PC MODE is set to • N ot available when PC MODE is set ON and an external device is connected via USB. to ON. USB HOST: Selects USB 2.0 for connecting an external hard disk drive. (For details, refer to page 146.) USB DEVICE: Makes it possible to connect the camera to a computer via USB 2.0 to enable use of a P2 card as mass storage. (For details, refer to page 145.) PC MODE Operates the camera according to mode selected using PC MODE SELECT. ON: Operates in PC MODE. OFF: Terminates PC MODE and returns the camera to normal operation. • T his function is always set to OFF when the power is turned on. SW MODE screen Item Setting Notes LOW GAIN Sets the gain value assigned to the L position of the GAIN switch. –3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB MID GAIN Sets the gain value assigned to the M position of the GAIN switch. –3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB HIGH GAIN Sets the gain value assigned to the H position of the...
  • Page 134: Recording Setup Screen

    Item Setting Notes USER MAIN Sets the function assigned to the USER MAIN button. • W hen a remote controller (AJ-RC10G) REC REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT, BACKLIGHT, ATW, is connected, the SPOTLIGHT ATWLOCK, GAIN: 24 dB, Y GET, DRS, TEXT MEMO, and BACKLIGHT functions are not SLOT SEL, SHOT MARK, MAG A. LVL, PRE REC, available. PC MODE, WFM For details, refer to [Assigning Functions to USER buttons] (page 57). USER1 Sets a function assigned to the USER1 button. The functions that can be assigned to this button are the same as for the USER MAIN button. BACKLIGHT (factory default setting) For details, refer to [Assigning Functions to USER buttons] (page 57). USER2 Sets a function assigned to the USER2 button. The functions that can be assigned to this button are the same as for the USER MAIN button. TEXT MEMO (factory default setting) For details, refer to [Assigning Functions to USER buttons] (page 57). RET SW Sets the function assigned to the RET button on the lens. REC REVIEW, TEXT MEMO, SHOT MARK Selects the waveform displayed in the LCD monitor when the user button to which WFM has been assigned is pressed. WAVE: Displays a waveform. VECTOR: Vectorscope display WAVE/VECT: Each press of the button, switches ...
  • Page 135: Audio Setup Screen

    Item Setting Notes INTERVAL TIME Sets the time interval of interval recording. • A vailable only when REC FUNCTION 2frm, 4frm, 8frm, 16frm, 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 1min, is set to INTERVAL. 5min, 10min For details, refer to [Interval recording (INTERVAL REC)] (page 40). START DELAY This delays the start of interval and one-shot recording • A vailable only when REC FUNCTION by about 1 second. is set to INTERVAL or ONE SHOT. ON, OFF PREREC MODE Sets PRE REC. • N ot available in the following ON, OFF conditions. For details, refer to [Pre-recording (PRE REC)] - W hen REC SIGNAL is set to 1394 (page 39). - W hen SYSTEM MODE is set to 720- 50P (720-59.94P) and VFR is set to ON. - W hen REC FORMAT is set to native recording.
  • Page 136 Item Setting Notes MIC LOWCUT CH1 Sets the CH1 microphone low-cut filter. FRONT: Operates for the front microphone input. W.L.: Operates for wireless receiver input. REAR: Operates for the rear microphone input. OFF: Turns off the filter for all inputs. MIC LOWCUT CH2 Sets the CH2 microphone low-cut filter. Same setting as MIC LOWCUT CH1. OFF (factory default setting) MIC LOWCUT CH3 Sets the CH3 microphone low-cut filter. Same setting as MIC LOWCUT CH1. OFF (factory default setting) MIC LOWCUT CH4 Sets the CH4 microphone low-cut filter. Same setting as MIC LOWCUT CH1. OFF (factory default setting) LIMITER CH1 Sets the CH1 limiter. • W hen the AUDIO SELECT CH1 switch ON, OFF is set to AUTO and auto adjustment mode is active, the limiter is disabled regardless of these settings. LIMITER CH2 Sets the CH2 limiter. • W hen the AUDIO SELECT CH2 switch is set to AUTO and auto adjustment ON, OFF mode is active, the limiter is disabled regardless of these settings. AUTO LEVEL CH3 Selects the method for setting CH3 level.
  • Page 137: Output Sel Screen

    Item Setting Notes R.MIC POWER Turns on and off the phantom power supply for the rear microphone. ON: Turns on the phantom power supply to the microphone when the rear LINE/MIC/+48V switch is set to +48V. OFF: Does not supply phantom power to the microphone even when the rear LINE/MIC/+48V switch is set to +48V. MONITOR SELECT Switches the output signal to AUDIO OUT, earphones and speaker when the MONITOR SELECT switch is set to ST. STEREO, MIX F.MIC LEVEL Selects the input level for the front microphone. –40dB, –50dB, –60dB R.MIC CH1 LEVEL Selects the input level for the rear microphone connected to CH1. –50dB, –60dB R.MIC CH2 LEVEL Selects the input level for the rear microphone connected to CH2. –50dB, –60dB HEADROOM Sets the headroom (standard level). 18dB, 20dB WIRELESS WARN Sets whether a warning should be output when wireless receiver reception is poor. ON, OFF WIRELESS TYPE Selects wireless receiver type. SINGLE: 1-channel receiver DUAL: 2-channel receiver • W hen DUAL is selected for a 1-channel wireless receiver, CH2 and CH4 will stay mute.
  • Page 138: Display Setup Screen

    Item Setting Notes VIDEO OUT CHAR Specifies whether or not characters are superimposed • T his setting is disabled when RC10 on VIDEO OUT signals. (remote controller) is connected ON: Superimposes characters. in which case RC10 settings have OFF: Does not superimpose characters. priority. VIDEO OUT ZEBRA Specifies whether or not zebra pattern is superimposed on VIDEO OUT signals. ON: Displays a zebra pattern also on images output via the VIDEO OUT connector. OFF: The zebra pattern is not displayed in video output from the VIDEO OUT connector. TC OUT Sets the time code type output from the TC OUT connector. TCG: Outputs the time code generator value of the camera at all times. TCG/TCR: Outputs time code generator value during camera recording and outputs the played back time code during video playback. TC VIDEO SYNCRO Sets the delay of time code output from the TC OUT connector. TC IN: Does not delay output of input to TC IN connector. VIDEO OUT: Outputs the time code in line with delay of video output from the VIDEO OUT connector. DISPLAY SETUP screen Item Setting Notes EVF PEAK LEVEL...
  • Page 139 Item Setting Notes SAFETY ZONE Sets the safety zone displayed in the viewfinder and • T he safety zone is not displayed when on the LCD monitor. (For details, refer to page 78.) 4:3, 13:9 or 14:9 is selected when 90%, 4:3, 13:9, 14:9, OFF SYSTEM MODE is set to 576-50i (480- 59.94i) and ASPECT CONV is set to SIDE CROP or LETTER BOX. FOCUS BAR The length of the focus bar indicates accuracy of • T his function is not interlocked with the focusing. FOCUS ASSIST button. ON: Displays the focus bar. OFF: Does not display the focus bar. LCD SETTING Makes it possible to set video color level, brightness and contrast displayed in the LCD monitor in a subscreen. (Subscreen) LCD COLOR LEVEL LCD BRIGHTNESS LCD CONTRAST SELF SHOOT Sets the LCD screen display when taking self portraits. NORMAL: The LCD image is not inverted sideways. MIRROR: The LCD image is inverted sideways. • L CD monitor status displays do not appear when this function is set to MIRROR to shoot self portraits. LCD BACKLIGHT Adjusts LCD monitor backlight brightness.
  • Page 140: Battery Setup Screen

    BATTERY SETUP screen Item Setting Notes EXT DC IN SEL Selects external DC power supply type. AC ADAPTER: AC adapter BATTERY: Battery BATTERY SELECT Sets the battery type. PROPAC14, TRIMPAC14, HYTRON50, HYTRON140, DIONIC90, DIONIC160, NP-L7, ENDURA7, ENDURA10, ENDURA-D, PAG L95, BP-GL65/95, NiCd14, TYPE A, TYPE B BATTERY MODE Sets near end. AUTO: Automatically selects one of the battery types selected in BATTERY SELECT. MANUAL: Manually sets the near end voltage. PROPAC14 NEAR Sets the near end voltage for PROPAC14. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.5 V ... 15.0 V TRIMPAC14 NEAR Sets the near end voltage for PROPAC14. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.4 V ... 15.0 V HYTRON50 NEAR Sets the near end voltage for HYTRON50. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.4 V ... 15.0 V HYTRON140 NEAR Sets the near end voltage for HYTRON140. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.1 V ... 15.0 V DIONIC90 NEAR Sets the near end voltage for DIONIC90. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.7 V ... 15.0 V DIONIC160 NEAR Sets the near end voltage for DIONIC160. (Adjustable...
  • Page 141: Card Functions Screen

    Item Setting Notes TYPE A NEAR Sets the near end voltage for TYPE A. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.7 V ... 15.0 V TYPE A END Sets the end voltage for TYPE A. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.3 V ... 15.0 V TYPE B FULL Sets the full voltage for TYPE B. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 12.0 V ... 16.0 V ... 17.0 V TYPE B NEAR Sets the near end voltage for TYPE B. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 13.1 V ... 15.0 V TYPE B END Sets the end voltage for TYPE B. (Adjustable in 0.1 V units.) 11.0 V ... 12.8 V ... 15.0 V NEAR END CANCEL Sets to cancel battery near end warning. ON, OFF. ON, OFF • W hen set to ON, pressing the DISP/MODE CHK button stops the flashing of warning and tally lamps. CARD FUNCTIONS screen Item Setting Notes SCENE FILE Reads/writes scene files from/onto the SD memory card. FILE SELECT: Selects scene files (1 to 4). READ: Reads the selected scene file (1 – 4) settings stored on the SD memory card.
  • Page 142: Lens Setup Screen

    LENS SETUP screen Item Setting Notes SHADING SELECT Sets one of the following shading compensation parameters. DEFAULT: Standard lens setting USER1: User setting 1 USER2: User setting 2 USER3: User setting 3 OFF: Sets shading compensation to OFF. SHADING (USER) Selects whether or not to set shading parameters to Not available when SHADING SELECT SHADING SELECT USER 1, 2 and 3. is set to DEFAULT or OFF. Determines whether or not to use the lens chromatic aberration compensation (CAC) function. ON: Uses CAC OFF: Does not use CAC. CAC PROPERTY Displays currently used CAC file number and CAC file data loaded in the camera. CAC CARD READ Loads CAC file data from the SD card. CAC FILE DELETE Displays a list of CAC files loaded in the camera and delete selected files. CAC FILE INIT Returns the CAC files loaded in the camera to their factory default settings. IRIS ADJUST Forcibly sets the iris. F2.8, F16 OTHER FUNCTIONS screen Item Setting Notes...
  • Page 143: Diagnostic Screen

    Item Setting Notes CLOCK SETTING Sets the internal calendar (date) For details, see [Setting Date and Time of Internal Clock] (page 26). TIME ZONE Sets the time difference relative to Greenwich Mean • T his setting cannot be initialized by Time (GMT). performing the MENU INIT option and the INITIAL option in USER FILE. –12:00 ... 0:00 ... +13:00 For details, see [Setting Date and Time of Internal Clock] (page 26). GL PHASE Selects the output signal whose phase is locked to • N ot available when SYSTEM MODE is the signal input to the GENLOCK IN connector in HD set to 576-50i (480-59.94i). (1080i, 720P) mode. (For details, refer to page 69.) HD SDI: The HD SDI is locked to the genlock input. COMPOSITE: The down-converted composite signal (VIDEO OUT or SDI OUT 576i (480i) signal) is locked to the genlock input. H PHASE Adjusts the horizontal phase when phase is locked to • H old down the JOG dial button and the signal input to the GENLOCK IN connector. turn it downwards or upwards and –512 ... 0 ... +511 maintain this position to quickly change values. MENU INIT Restores all setting menu values including all scene • N ot available when PC MODE SELECT...
  • Page 144: Option Menu Screen

    OPTION MENU screen Open this menu by holding down the DISP/MODE CHK button and when shooting status appears press the front MENU button. Use this function to check connection status during nonlinear editing. Item Setting Notes 1394 STATUS Opens the subscreen that shows 1394 status. (Subscreen) FORMAT: Format of input or output signals RATE: Transfer rate of input or output signals 60/50: Signal system of input or output signals CH: Channel of input or output signals SPEED: Transfer rate of input or output signals STATUS: Status of signals output or input via the IEEE1394 digital interface VIDEO: Status of input or output video signals AUDIO: Status of input or output audio signals 1394 CONFIG Opens a menu for configuring 1394 functionality. DFLT, 1-255 • U se DFLT for normal operation. ____ indicates the factory setting...
  • Page 145: Chapter 8 Connecting To External Devices

    To make a USB connection, you must first install the P2 software on the supplied CD-ROM on the computer. Select Procedures for making connections to a the “AG-HPX300” driver. This USB driver supports only computer the Windows operating system. For details, refer to the installation manual. ConnectaUSBcabletotheUSB.0connector.  NOTE • A USB driver must be installed on the computer.  NOTE • U se a computer that supports USB 2.0 since the camera • A USB 2.0 cable is not supplied with the AG-HPX301E. supports only USB 2.0. Use a commercially available USB cable (with • C onnect only one camera to a computer via USB. shielding or other noise-reduction measures) that • D o not remove P2 cards when the camera is connect to a supports USB 2.0. computer via USB. • T he camera supports USB cable lengths up to 5 • I n a USB connection, the P2 CARD ACCESS LED is on only meters. However, we recommend use of a USB cable when the card is accessed. shorter than 3 meters.
  • Page 146: Usb Host Mode

    TerminatingUSBmode PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton. Use one of the following three methods. • T he thumbnail screen opens. • S et the camera POWER switch to OFF. • M ake sure that USB HOST appears at the bottom • S et the PC MODE option in the SYSTEM SETUP right of the screen. screen to OFF. • W hen the camera is connected to a hard disk • P ress the USER button to which PC MODE has drive, the HDD icon appears at the top right of been assigned. the screen. If the icon lights red this indicates that data cannot be copied to or from the hard disk. Check hard disk drive type. USB host mode For details on hard disk drives, refer to [Thumbnail Screen] (page 107). This mode allows you to connect the camera to a hard disk drive that supports USB 2.0 to save card data, view thumbnails of the stored clips and write data back to P2 cards. Switching to USB Host Mode SetthemenuoptionPCMODESELECTinthe SYSTEMSETUPscreentoUSBHOSTandset PCMODEtoON. • T his engages the USB host mode.
  • Page 147 FAT formatted hard disk Viewing hard disk drive data Use the following procedures to view data on a hard disk drive connected via USB. SwitchtoUSBhostmode. For details, refer to [Switching to USB Host Mode] (page 146). ConnectaharddiskdriveviaUSB. PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton.Openthe 1 PARTITION thumbnailscreen. Use this function to view hard disk drive type. Operations differ depending on hard disk drive type. PresstheTHUMBNAILbuttonandselectHDD Hard disk Supported Features drive type functions EXPLOREinthethumbnailmenu. This format allows A special format that • T his opens a screen that shows hard disk drive thumbnail display, permits high-speed data. loading and write loading and write back of data in TYPE S back of data in card TYPE S or P2 STORE card units, and units. write back of data This is the format and formatting in used by the camera.
  • Page 148 6 REMAIN 9 DATE/TIME Indicates remaining capacity (units: GB) on the hard Indicates the date and time data was recorded on the disk drive. partition. 7 Partition number 10 SERIAL Indicates the number of partitions (in units of P2 cards) Indicates the serial number of P2 card that originally on the hard disk drive. recorded the data in the partition. 11 VERIFY  NOTE Indicates verify settings and results when data was The screen can show up to 10 partitions. When there are 11 recorded to a partition. or more partitions, use the cursor button (]) to move down ON:FINISHED: to display the remaining partitions. Runned verify and verify results were matched. 8 MODEL ON:FAILED: Indicates the model of P2 card that originally recorded Runned verify but verify results could not be the data in the partition. matched. OFF:  NOTE Did not run verify. Press the cursor button (o) to switch to PARTITION NAME. – – –: Use the cursor button (p) to return to the previous model. No verify information available.  NOTE • H ard disk drives formatted using FAT can handle up to 1000 clips. Any clips beyond that limit cannot be opened.
  • Page 149  NOTE SelectOPERATIONFORMAT(HDD)inthe • A TYPE S hard disk drive can write data in card units. Up to menuanduseacursorbuttonandtheSET 23 P2 cards can be saved to a hard disk drive. buttontoselectYES. The P2 card data recorded on a hard disk drive are recognized as separate drives. • S elect YES in the confirmation message that • T o write P2 cards with bad clips, it is a good idea to repair appears again to start hard disk drive formatting. these clips before writing them to a hard disk drive. • H andled as a “TYPE S” hard disk drive after • E nding a recording during the verify phase will end writing of formatting. data from the P2 card to the hard disk drive.  NOTE Writing back data to P2 cards All data on a hard disk drive is deleted when the disk is formatted. It is not possible to select part of a partition This allows you to select a clip from the hard disk drive and to delete. write it back to a P2 card. Writing to hard disk drive SwitchtotheUSBhostmode. For details, refer to [Switching to USB Host Mode] SwitchtotheUSBhostmode. (page 146). For details, refer to [Switching to USB Host Mode] (page 146). ConnectaharddiskdriveviaUSB. ConnectaharddiskdriveviaUSB. InsertthePcardtowhichdatawillbewritten...
  • Page 150 InsertthePcardtowhichdatawillbewritten • D uring formatting and copying, do not disconnect cables backto. or remove a P2 card that is involved in these activities and do not power off this camera and the hard disk drive, as the camera and hard disk drive will otherwise have to PresstheTHUMBNAILbutton,selectHDD be rebooted. EXPLOREfromthethumbnailmenu,moveto • A hard disk drive is a precision instrument whose thepartitionwiththedatathatwillbewritten read and write functions may fail in some operating environments. andpresstheSETbutton. • P lease note that Panasonic accepts no liability whatsoever for data loss or other losses either direct or indirect arising from hard disk damage or other defects. SelectOPERATIONIMPORTALLfrom • W hen data from this camera is copied to a hard disk and thethumbnailmenuandselectaslotwithan is edited on another computer, the data may no longer emptyPcardforwritingto. work in this unit and the hard disk data may become corrupted. • U se of the drive mount converter distributed by the below SelectYES. URL allows you to mount specific folders when a hard • T his starts the write process to the card.
  • Page 151: Connections To The Dvcpro/Dv Connector

    Connections to the DVCPRO/DV Connector Recording signals input to the Time Code and User Bits • W hen input from the IEEE1394 interface is selected, DVCPRO/DV connector the time code or user bits input to the TC IN connector cannot be recorded on a P2 card. • W hen input from the IEEE1394 interface is selected, Connecta1cable(DVcable). time code output from the TC OUT connector is not synchronized to the video signal output from the VIDEO For details, see [Precautions in 1394 Connections] OUT connector. (page 152). • M ake sure that the signal format of the camera Subcode area time codes and user bits and the connected device is the same. • W hen input from the IEEE1394 interface is selected and the TCG switch is set to F-RUN, the time code of the TorouteinputsviatheIEEE1interface,set subcode area input from the DVCPRO/DV connector can themenuoptionRECSIGNALintheSYSTEM be recorded on the P2 card. SETUPscreento1. • T o record user bits input from the DVCPRO/DV connector • T o use HD (1080i, 720P) set the menu option...
  • Page 152: Control Of External Devices Through 1394 Connection

    Control of external devices through -pintype 1394 connection Connecting an external device for backup recording to the DVCPRO/DV connector allows the operator to control start and stop recording from the camera. -pintype • A V signals may be disrupted when connected devices Connecta1cable(DVcable). are turned on and off or when the interface cable is For details, see [Precautions in 1394 Connections] connected or disconnected. (page 152). • I t may take the system a few seconds to stabilize • S et 1394 CONTROL in the setting menu OTHER after switching input signals or changing modes. Start FUNCTIONS screen to BOTH. recording after the system has stabilized. • T he AUDIO LEVEL control does not work in recordings that involve IEEE1394 interface input or output signals. Usethesettingmenu1CMDSEL(OTHER • O bserve the following precautions when controlling a FUNCTIONS)toselectthecommandfor P2 memory card camera-recorder using PC application terminatingrecordingthatexternaldevices software (editing software).
  • Page 153: Chapter 9 Maintenance And Inspections

    Chapter 9 Maintenance and Inspections Inspections Before Shooting Make sure you check that the system is operating normally Inspecting the Camera Unit before embarking on a shoot. We recommend using a colour video monitor to check the image. Setthezoomtoelectriczoommodeandcheck Preparing for Inspections thezoomoperation. • C heck that the image changes to telephoto and wide angle. Mountachargedbattery. Setthezoomtomanualzoommodeandcheck TurnthePOWERswitchtoONtocheckthe thezoomoperation. batteryremaininglevelintheviewfinder. • T urn the manual zoom lever to check that the • W hen battery capacity is low, replace it with a fully image changes to telephoto and wide angle. charged battery. 1 9 9 9 min B 9 0 % Settheiristoautomaticadjustmentmodeand D I O N C 1 6 0 U S E R - 1...
  • Page 154: Inspecting The Memory Recording Functions

    Inspecting the Memory Recording Inspecting the Audio Level Automatic Adjustment Functions Make sure you successively carry out the inspections from SettheAUDIOSELECTCH1andCH [Inspecting the P2 Card Recording] to [Inspecting the switchesto[AUTO]. Earphone and Speaker]. Inspecting the P2 Card Recording SettheAUDIOINswitchto[FRONT]. Checkonthedisplayinsidetheviewfinderthat AimthemicrophoneconnectedtotheMICIN theremainingPcardrecordingcapacityis jackatanappropriatesoundsource.Then, sufficient. checkthattheleveldisplaysforbothCH1and For details, refer to [Screen displays] (page 71). CHchangeaccordingtothesoundlevel. Inspecting the Audio Level Manual Pressthecamera’sRECbuttontocheckthe followingitems: Adjustment • T he P2 access LED blinks in orange. • The REC indication in the viewfinder lights. • S ystem warnings do not appear inside the SettheAUDIOINswitchto[FRONT]. viewfinder. SettheAUDIOSELECTCH1andCH Pressthecamera’sRECbuttonagain. switchesto[MAN]. • C heck that the P2 access LED lights orange and that REC indication in the viewfinder clears.
  • Page 155 Inspection for Using an External Inspection of the clock, time code, and Microphone user bits ConnectanexternalmicrophonetotheREAR1 Settheuserbitsasrequired. andREARconnectors. Please refer to [Setting user bits] (page 63) for the setting procedures. SettheAUDIOINswitchto[REAR]. Setthetimecode. Please refer to [Setting the Time Code] (page 65) for SettheLINE/MIC/+Vselectorswitcheson the setting procedures. therearpanelto[MIC]or[+V],depending onthepowersupplytypeoftheexternal SettheTCGswitchtoR-RUN. microphone. • P ress the COUNTER button to display the time • MIC: For a microphone with internal power supply. code on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. • +48V: F or a microphone with external power supply. PresstheRECbutton. • C heck that the counter display number changes Aimthemicrophoneatthesoundsourceand as recording progresses. checkthatthesoundlevelindicationintheLCD orviewfindervarieswithchangesinsound PresstheRECbuttonagain. intensity. • C heck that recording stops and the counter • T he channels can also be checked separately by display number stops changing.
  • Page 156: Maintenance

    Maintenance Cleaning Inside the Viewfinder Charging the internal battery • D o not use thinner or other solvents to remove dirt from The internal battery preserves the date and time settings. the viewfinder. The appearance of in the viewfinder or LCD monitor • W ipe the lens with a commercially available lens cleaner. indicates that the internal battery is exhausted. Follow the steps below to recharge the battery. Set the date and time when the battery has been fully Eyepiece Care charged. If dust adheres to the LCD screen, open the eyepiece to remove it. Connectthecameratoanexternalpower Eyepiece source. • L eave the POWER switch on the camera off. Eyepiecelockbutton Leavethecameraforabouthours. • T his is the time it takes to fully charge the internal battery. • C heck the time code, date display and setting menus after charging the battery.
  • Page 157: Warning System

    Warning System Warning Description Tables If a problem is detected immediately after the power is turned on, or during operation, this will be indicated by the WARNING lamp, lamps inside the viewfinder and a warning tone. Warning description Warning LCD or viewfinder Warning Alarm Priority Tally lamp and recording/playback Countermeasures type indication lamp tone operation Check the cause SYSTEM ERROR Blinks 4 Blinks 4 Continuous P2 microprocessor or control indication * and System error Cause indication * Red times per times per tone failure. Operation stops. consult your blinking second second distributor.
  • Page 158 (Continued from the previous page) Warning description Warning LCD or viewfinder Warning Alarm Priority Tally lamp and recording/playback Countermeasures type indication lamp tone operation Check the camera and device The DVCPRO/DV cable 1394 Blinks 4 Blinks 4 connections, 1394 INITIAL ERROR Blinks has become disconnected connection times per times per reconnect them if or multiple devices are error second second necessary, then turn connected. the power off and back on again. The last bar in the battery level indication blinks (This Battery Blinks 1 time Blinks 1 time The battery is near depletion.
  • Page 159: Warning And Error Display For Thumbnail Operation And Usb Host Mode

    Warning and Error Display for Thumbnail Operation and USB HOST MODE Item Message Description Measure Data cannot be accessed because it is Restore media and clips to normal state CANNOT ACCESS! corrupted or for other reasons. before access. Any thumbnails that cannot be produced on the AVC-Intra 100 or AVC-Intra 50 and CANNOT CHANGE! Set SYSTEM MODE according to the clips. displayed in gray cannot be changed at the text memo position. CANNOT COPY! Images cannot be copied. Check the conditions for copying. P2 card contains contents version Match devices and contents versions, and CANNOT DELETE ! mismatches or bad clips. repair bad clips. CANNOT FORMAT! P2 card problem prevents formatting. Check P2 card. CANNOT A clip that does not span multiple P2 cards Check selected content. RECONNECT! cannot be reconnected.
  • Page 160 (Continued from the previous page) Item Message Description Measure CANNOT ACCESS An error occurred during P2 card access. Check P2 card. CARD! CANNOT ACCESS An error occurred during hard disk access. Check hard disk status and connection. TARGET! CANNOT FORMAT! The hard disk cannot be initialized. Connect another hard disk drive. CANNOT RECOGNIZE The destination target cannot be properly Reboot the hard disk or connect a different HDD! recognized. hard disk. CARD IS EMPTY! Copying is not performed since the card The P2 selected for copying is empty. CANNOT COPY! is empty. There is not enough space on the HDD CAPACITY FULL! Not enough space left on the hard disk. connected hard disk. Use a new hard disk or formatted hard disk. Reconnect the USB cable. If the hard disk HDD DISCONNECTED! The unit is not connected to a hard disk. does not operate normally, turn it off and HDD turn it back on again. (USB MISMATCH Copying cannot be made because the Use a P2 card with the same model HOST...
  • Page 161: Updating The Firmware Incorporated Into The Unit

    Updating the firmware incorporated into the unit The firmware can be updated using either of the following two methods. 1 Checking the current version of firmware and performing the update using the dedicated tool (P2_Status_ Logger) PASS (P2 Asset Support System) is only available to customers who have completed customer registration with Panasonic. Log in to PASS and use the dedicated tool (P2_Status_Logger) to check the version information of the firmware on the unit and download links to pages containing the necessary firmware. For further information about downloading and using P2_Status_Logger, log in to PASS and refer to the relevant pages. Besides access to PASS, completing customer registration has a number of other benefits. For further details, refer to the PASS (P2 Asset Support System) website ( 2 Checking the current version of the firmware using the unit and performing the update Check firmware version of the camera in the DIAGNOSTIC screen. Then access the site listed in the NOTE below to check the most recent firmware information and download any firmware you require.  NOTE • T he update is completed by loading the downloaded file onto the unit via an SD memory card. For further details about the updating methods, refer to the following website. • B e sure to use a compatible SD memory card. The unit is compatible with SD memory cards based on the SD and SDHC standards. Also, be sure to format the memory card using the unit before use.
  • Page 162: Chapter 10 Index

    Chapter 10 Index Connector signal ..........170 Control of external devices ......152 MENU 1394 AUDIO OUT ..........137 Copying ............114 MENU 1394 CMD SEL ..........142 Counter .............. 69 MENU 1394 CONFIG ..........144 cue up ............... 43 1394 connection ..........152 MENU 1394 CONTROL ..........142 MENU 1394 STATUS ........... 144 Date and Time ...........
  • Page 163 Microphone ............100 MENU MID GAIN ............133 MENU GAMMA ............130 MODE CHECK ........... 77 GENLOCK ............69 MENU MODEL NAME ..........143 MENU GL PHASE ............143 MENU MONITOR SELECT .......... 137 MENU H PHASE ............143 MENU NAME EDIT ............131 MENU HEADROOM ............ 137 Native recording ..........
  • Page 164 MENU REC FUNCTION ..........134 REC REVIEW Function ........41 MENU TC MODE ............135 MENU REC SIGNAL ........... 131 MENU TC OUT ............138 Reconnection ..........114 MENU TC VIDEO SYNCHRO ........138 Recording formats ..........45 MENU TEST TONE ............136 Recording functions ........39,45 Text Memo ............42 Recording level ..........58 THUMBNAIL ............ 106 MENU RECORDING SETUP screen ......
  • Page 165 MENU W.BAL.PRESET ..........133 Warning System ..........157 warnings ............74 Waveform monitor ..........82 MENU WFM ..............134 White Balance ........... 52 White Shading Compensation ......96 wireless receiver ..........100 MENU WIRELESS TYPE ..........137 MENU WIRELESS WARN ..........137 Zebra pattern ............. 79 MENU ZEBRA1 DETECT ..........
  • Page 166: Chapter 11 Specifications

    Chapter 11 Specifications Dimensions and specifications Dimensions 441 mm 251 mm 150 mm 343 mm 246 mm Specifications General Power supply: DC12 V (11 V to 17 V) Power consumption: 18 W (with the supplied lens, 3.2 LCD monitor) indicates safety information. Ambient operating 0 °C to 40 °C / 10% to 85% (relative humidity) temperature/humidity: Storage temperature: –20 °C to 60 °C Weight: Approx. 3.6 kg (camera unit only) Approx 5.0 kg (Including lens and lens hood) Dimensions: (Camera only) 246 mm (width) × 251 mm (height) × 441 mm (depth) (excluding protrusions) (With supplied lens) 246 mm (width) × 251 mm (height) × 549 mm (depth) (excluding protrusions)
  • Page 167 Camera Unit Pickup devices: 1/3 inch progressive, 2.2 megapixel, 3MOS sensor Lens mount: 1/3 inch bayonet type Color separation optical Prism system system: ND filter: 4 positions (CLEAR, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND) Gain settings: –3/0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+24 dB Shutter speed: • 50i/50p mode: 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. • 25p mode: 1/25 (OFF), 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. • 6 0i/60p mode: 1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. • 3 0p mode: 1/30 (OFF), 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. • 2 4p mode: 1/24 (OFF), 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. Shutter speed • 50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 to 1/250.0 (Synchro scan): • 25p mode: 1/25.0 to 1/250.0 • 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 • 30p mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 • 24p mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 Shutter speed • 50i/50p mode: 1/12.5, 1/25 (slow): • 25p mode: 1/6.25, 1/12.5 • 60i/60p mode: 1/15, 1/30 • 30p mode: 1/7.5, 1/15 • 24p mode: 1/6, 1/12 Shutter opening angle: 3 degrees to 359.5 degrees in 0.5-degree increments Frame rates: • 720-50P mode: variable 12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/37/42/45/48/50 fps (frames per second)
  • Page 168 Digital video Unit Sampling Frequency: AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: Y: 74.2500 MHz, P : 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz) Y: 74.1758 MHz, P : 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, P : 6.75 MHz DVCPRO: Y: 13.5 MHz, P : 3.375 MHz Quantizing: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bits Video Compression Format: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 370M) DVCPRO50/DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 314M) DV: DV Compression (IEC 61834-2) Digital audio Unit Audio Recording Signal: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH DVCPRO50: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz/16 bits, 2CH/4CH switchable Head room: 20 dB/18 dB Menu selectable Video Input/Output Unit GEN LOCK IN: BNC × 1, 1.0 V [P-P], 75 Ω VIDEO OUT: BNC × 1, 1.0 V [P-P], 75 Ω...
  • Page 169 Details about user registration and the extended warranty: Please note, this is a site that is not maintained by Panasonic Canada Inc. The Panasonic Canada Inc. privacy policy does not apply and is not applicable in relation to any Please note, this is a site that is not maintained by Panasonic Canada Inc. The Panasonic Canada Inc. privacy policy does not apply and is not applicable in relation to any information submitted.
  • Page 170: Connector Signal Description

    Connector signal description DC IN REMOTE CAM DATA (H) CAM DATA (C) CAM CONT (H) +12 V CAM CONT (C) R/C ON Panasonic Part No. K1AA104H0038 R/C VIDEO OUT Manufacturer Part No. HA16RX-4P (SW1) (76) R/C VIDEO GND (Hirose Electric Co.) UNREG 12 V (Max 0.6 A) Panasonic Part No. K1AY110JA001 Manufacturer Part No. HR10A-10R-10SC (71) (Hirose Electric Co.)  NOTE Be sure to use correct polarity when using external power supplies. FRONT MIC IN DC OUT AUDIO IN (H) AUDIO IN (C) R TALLY (open connector) REC START SW Panasonic Part No. K1AY103A0001 +12 V OUT (Max 1.5 A) Manufacturer Part No. HA16PRM-35G (72) (Hirose Electric Co.) Panasonic Part No. K1AY104J0001 Manufacturer Part No. HR10A-7R-4SC (73) PUSH (Hirose Electric Co.) AUDIO IN AUDIO IN (H) AUDIO IN (C) Panasonic Part No. K1AY103A0001...
  • Page 171 IRIS-CONT UNREG+12 V (Max 0.4 A) +12 V UNREG Power supply for a wireless IRIS-POSI receiver IRIS-G-MAX RX ON Remote power output to a wireless EXT-POSI receiver. ZOOM-POSI RF WARN RF warning input from a wireless FOCUS-POSI receiver SPARE Not used Not used Panasonic Parts No. K1AY112JA001 SPARE 1 Not used Manufacturer Part No. HR10A-10R-12SC (71) SPARE 2 Not used (Hirose Electric Co.) EXT CLK Not used CLK SHIELD Not used CH-2 SHIELD CH-2 HOT Audio input from a wireless receiver: CH2 HOT CH-2 COLD Audio input from a wireless receiver: CH2 COLD +5.6 V Power supply for a wireless...
  • Page 172 Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC. By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling. For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries, please contact your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the items. Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national legislation. For business users in the European Union If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for further information. Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard these items, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal. Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples): This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies with the requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved. 2009...

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