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Operating Instructions

Memory Card Camera-Recorder
AG-HPX600P
Model No.
AG-HPX600EJ
Model No.
AG-HPX600EN
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ENGLISH
VQT4L06A

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Register now!! Operating Instructions Memory Card Camera-Recorder AG-HPX600P Model No. AG-HPX600EJ Model No. AG-HPX600EN Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH M0812YY0 -YI VQT4L06A...
  • Page 2: Read This First! (For Ag-Hpx600P)

    Read this first! (For AG-HPX600P) Read this first! (For AG-HPX600P) indicates safety information. CAUTION: CAUTION Do not jar, swing, or shake the unit by its handle RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN while the conversion lens or another accessory is attached.
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Read this first! (For AG-HPX600P) indicates safety information. FCC NOTICE (USA) Declaration of Conformity Model Number: AG-HPX600P Trade Name: Panasonic Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support contact: 1-800-524-1448 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 4: Read This First! (For Ag-Hpx600Ej/Ag-Hpx600En)

    EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur. EEE Complies with Directive of Turkey. Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2) Panasonic Testing Centre Panasonic Service Europe, a division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany – 4 –...
  • Page 5 Read this first! (For AG-HPX600EJ/AG-HPX600EN) 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 electromagnetic environments E1, E2, E3 and E4. 2. Pre-requisite conditions to achieving compliance with the above standards <1>...
  • Page 6: Read This First

    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 information submitted. This link is provided to you for convenience.
  • Page 7 f The SDHC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. f HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/ or other countries. f MMC (Multi Media Card) is a registered trademark of Infineon Technologies AG. f Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Read this first! (For AG-HPX600P) ..........2 Selecting audio input and adjusting recording levels ....61 Selecting audio input signals ............61 Read this first! (For AG-HPX600EJ/AG-HPX600EN) ..... 4 Adjusting the recording levels ............61 Read this first! ................. 6 Selecting <F.AUDIO LEVEL>...
  • Page 9 Contents Setting menu basic operations ............118 Initializing the setting menu items ...........119 Setting menu structure ............... 120 Menu list ..................122 [SCENE FILE] screen ..............122 [SYSTEM SETUP] screen ..............124 [SW MODE] screen ................125 [RECORDING SETUP] screen ............126 [AUDIO SETUP] screen..............127 [IN/OUT SEL] screen ..............128 [DISPLAY SETUP] screen ..............129 [BATTERY SETUP] screen .............130...
  • Page 10: Chapter 1 Overview

    Overview Chapter 1 Before using the camera, read this chapter, and check its features and accessories. Function extensions as extra-cost options are also explained.
  • Page 11: Before Using The Camera

    Details of MIT are contained on the installation CD provided with the camera. Refer to the folder LDOC. (These details are originally provided in English.) r Precautions when installing USB drivers Select “AG-HPX600” when installing USB drivers from the CD-ROM that comes with the camera (AG-HPX600P/AG-HPX600EJ/AG-HPX600EN) onto a computer. – 11 –...
  • Page 12: Main Features

    Main features The P2 memory card camera-recorder AG-HPX600P/AG-HPX600EJ/AG-HPX600EN incorporates the MOS sensor newly developed for the camera unit to ensure that high-sensitivity F12 (59.94 Hz), high-resolution, and high-quality video can be obtained. The camera also uses a 2/3-inch lens mount to accommodate many existing interchangeable lenses and features a compact body to provide amazing action for a body weight of approximately 2.8 kg.
  • Page 13: Features Of The Camera Unit

    Chapter 1 Overview — Features of the camera unit Features of the camera unit r Progressive 2/3-inch MOS sensor It incorporates a newly developed 2/3-inch MOS sensor to ensure high-sensitivity and high-resolution video. r 14-bit digital circuit The camera has in-built high performance DSP (digital signal processor) for processing 14-bit signal input and 20-bit internal computations. This circuit sets gamma and other corrections for each R/G/B color of 1080/60P video, and batch processes up to conversion (P/I conversion, line conversion, down conversion) to various HD/SD formats.
  • Page 14: Features Of Recorder/Play Unit

    The P2 card driver (provided with the respective equipment) must be installed. For details on the operating environment required for the P2 card driver, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Set the [SLOT SEL] function to the <USER> buttons (<USER MAIN>/<USER1>/<USER2>).
  • Page 15 Chapter 1 Overview — Features of recorder/play unit r SD memory card slot The camera is provided with the SD memory card slot. Scene files and user setting files can be saved and loaded. Metadata upload files (created on P2 Viewer) containing the name of the camera person or reporter, shooting location, text memos or other information can be read to the SD memory card or read as clip metadata.
  • Page 16: How To Use The Camera

    For the BNC cable (optional) connected to the <SDI OUT/IN (OP)> and <MON OUT> terminals, prepare a double-shielded cable equivalent to 5C-FB. Prepare the HDMI cable (optional) with double or more shielded. For the HDMI cable, use of the Panasonic HDMI cable is recommended.
  • Page 17: System Configuration

    A battery holder is provided as standard on the main unit. For the latest information on P2 cards and SD memory cards not available in the Operating Instructions, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Refer to the AJ-RC10G instruction guide on the CD-ROM provided with the camera.
  • Page 18: Accessories

    Chapter 1 Overview — Accessories Accessories Shoulder strap (page 99) Mount cap (already attached to the product) (page 20) CD-ROM f Operating Instructions f Utility software For installation procedures, refer to the installation manual on the CD- ROM. NOTE t After unpacking the product, dispose of the packing material properly.
  • Page 19: Chapter 2 Description Of Parts

    Description of Parts Chapter 2 This chapter describes the names, functions, and operations of parts on the camera. Details displayed on the [HOME] screen of SmartUI are also described.
  • Page 20: Power Supply And Accessory Mounting Section

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Power supply and accessory mounting section Power supply and accessory mounting section 11 12 1 <POWER> switch (page 35) 13 Viewfinder left/right positioning ring Used to turn on/off the power. To adjust the left/right position of the viewfinder, loosen this ring, and slide the viewfinder to the left or right to adjust it to an easy-to- 2 Battery release lever (page 90) view position.
  • Page 21: Audio (Input) Function Section

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Audio (input) function section Audio (input) function section 1 <MIC IN> (microphone input) terminal (page 98) f Connect the microphone (optional). f Can also be used for connecting the phantom microphone. When using the phantom microphone, set the [F.MIC POWER] item on the setting menu [AUDIO SETUP] screen to [ON].
  • Page 22: Audio (Output) Function Section

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Audio (output) function section Audio (output) function section 1 <MONITOR> (volume adjustment) dial Adjust the volume of the monitor speaker and earphone. 2 Speaker During recording, EE audio can be monitored, and during playback, playback audio can be monitored.
  • Page 23: Shooting And Recording/Playback Functions Section

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Shooting and recording/playback functions section Shooting and recording/playback functions section 5 6 7 8 r Shooting and recording (Camera unit) f Push it towards the <CHK> side to display all information such as the setting status of the shooting functions and functions assigned 1 <ND FILTER>...
  • Page 24 Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Shooting and recording/playback functions section Set the switch to this position when you have no time to Pressing the <AUTO W/B BAL> switch towards <AWB> adjust the white balance. <A>/<B> automatically adjusts the white balance and saves the f The factory setting is 3200 K.
  • Page 25 (The camera will not work properly if only the miniSD/ microSD adaptor is installed. Make sure that the card has been inserted into the adaptor before use.) - Use of Panasonic SD memory cards and miniSD/microSD cards is recommended. Be sure to format cards on the camera before use.
  • Page 26: Menu Operation Section And Thumbnail Operation Section

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Menu operation section and thumbnail operation section Menu operation section and thumbnail operation section 1 Jog dial button (page 118) f With the setting menu open, navigate through setting menu pages, select items, and set values. f Turn the jog dial button downwards or upwards while the setting menu is displayed to move the menu cursor downwards and upwards, respectively.
  • Page 27: Time Code Section

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Time code section Time code section HOLD COUNTER RESET MONITOR SEL LIGHT NDF SLABE P -REC AUDIO MEDIA SETUP BATT HOME /REW STOP PLAY/PAUSE THUMBNAIL KEY LOCK SHIFT MULTI SEL EXIT MENU CANCEL BOTTOM 1 <GENLOCK IN>...
  • Page 28: Warning And Status Display Section

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — Warning and status display section Warning and status display section 1 Back tally lamp When the back tally switch is set to on, the lamp acts in the same way as the front tally lamp at the viewfinder. 2 Rear tally lamp When the back tally switch is set to on, the lamp acts in the same way as the back tally lamp.
  • Page 29: Smartui Display ([Home] Screen)

    Chapter 2 Description of Parts — SmartUI display ([HOME] screen) SmartUI display ([HOME] screen) NDF SLAVE P -REC MEDIA BATT Indicated when the time code is in the non-drop 1 Media remaining space indicator bar [NDF] frame mode. Indicates the remaining free space in the P2 card using a 7-segment display.
  • Page 30: Chapter 3 Recording And Playback

    Recording and Playback Chapter 3 This chapter describes the basic procedure for recording and playback. It also describes special photographic methods such as pre-recording and interval recording.
  • Page 31: Setting The Date/Time Of The Internal Clock

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Setting the date/time of the internal clock Setting the date/time of the internal clock The value of the time [CLOCK SETTING] is recorded to content (clips) and affects the thumbnail playback order. Before recording, be sure to check and set [CLOCK SETTING] and [TIME ZONE].
  • Page 32: P2 Card

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — P2 card P2 card Inserting a P2 card NOTE Press the eject button that pops up to the right. When a P2 card is inserted, the P2 card access LED for the t When using the camera for the first time, be sure to set the time appropriate slot indicates the status of the P2 card.
  • Page 33: Preventing Accidental Erasure

    The driver installed on the camera may be required to be updated depending on the type of P2 card. (page 160) t For the latest information not available in the Operating Instructions, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ r P2 card recording times...
  • Page 34: How To Handle Data Recorded On P2 Cards

    “P2 Viewer” software from the following website and use the downloaded software. For details on the operating environment required for the P2 Viewer, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ t When using regular IT tools such as Microsoft Windows Explorer or Apple Finder to transfer data to a computer, follow the instructions below.
  • Page 35: Basic Procedures

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Basic procedures Basic procedures This section describes the basic procedures for shooting and recording. Before you actually start shooting, pre-inspect your system to see ensure that it works properly. (page 154) Power supply setup to P2 card insertion Insert a charged battery pack.
  • Page 36: Standard Recording

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Basic procedures a: <ND FILTER> dial r To adjust the white balance on the spot: b: <REC> button f Select a filter matched to the lighting conditions, set the <WHITE BAL> switch to <A> or <B>, shoot a white test subject, and adjust c: Shutter switch the white balance by the following steps.
  • Page 37: Standard Recording And Native Recording

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Standard recording and native recording Standard recording and native recording You can select between two recording methods: Native recording method that is performed with the shooting frame rate of the camera unchanged, and the standard recording method where the frame rate is pulled down to 59.94 frames. Standard recording (Pull-down recording) Images at 24P are pulled down at a ratio of 2:3, and images at 30P are pulled down at a ratio of 2:2 and recorded at 59.94i or 59.94P.
  • Page 38: Variable Frame Rate (Vfr) Recording Function (Extra-Cost Option)

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Variable frame rate (VFR) recording function (extra-cost option) Variable frame rate (VFR) recording function (extra-cost option) The variable frame rate (VFR) function can be used by installing the production pack (extra-cost option) on the camera. Time-lapse (undercrank) and high-speed (overcrank) shooting can be performed in the 1080P and 720P modes.
  • Page 39 Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Variable frame rate (VFR) recording function (extra-cost option) r Standard settings for film production Setting Recording frame rate [SYSTEM MODE] Other item settings [AVC-I100/24PN] [REC FORMAT] [AVC-I50/24PN] [720-59.94P] [DVCPROHD/24PN] [VFR] [OFF] [AVC-I100/24PN] 24 frames [REC FORMAT] [AVC-I50/24PN] [1080-59.94i]...
  • Page 40 Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Variable frame rate (VFR) recording function (extra-cost option) Overcrank shooting This is a slow motion effect that can be applied to scenes such as car chases, action, climaxes, etc. For example, when recording in recording format 24P for specifying the playback frame, a 2.5x speed slow motion effect can be obtained by setting the recording frame rate to 60 fps.
  • Page 41: Special Recording Functions

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Special recording functions Special recording functions When recording to P2 cards, the special recording functions of pre-recording, interval recording, one-shot recording, loop recording, and one-clip recording can be performed by setting on the setting menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen. Pre-recording and one-clip recording can be performed in all recording modes, excluding when [VFR] is set to [ON].
  • Page 42: One-Shot Recording

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Special recording functions f To stop recording, press the <HOME> button to display the [HOME] - Paused: I-PAUSE illuminated screen of SmartUI, and press the <STOP> button. Note, however, that when the setting in step is less than two seconds, recording in progress I-REC flashes according to the Recording cannot be stopped on screens other than [HOME],...
  • Page 43: One-Clip Recording

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Special recording functions One-clip recording This function allows multiple recordings into a combined clip and does not isolate single recording (from recording start to stop). To use this function, set the [ONE CLIP REC] item on the [RECORDING SETUP] screen to [ON] by menu operations. When the one-clip recording mode is selected, [1-CLIP] is displayed at the top of the viewfinder screen.
  • Page 44: Proxy Recording Function (Extra-Cost Option)

    (As of September, 2012) For the latest information on software whose operation has been verified, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Proxy recording function (extra-cost option) By installing the video encoder board (extra-cost option), video recordings in MPEG4 or H.264 format and real-time data such as time code data can be recorded to the P2 card and SD memory card simultaneously in addition to the video and audio of the materials recorded on the camera.
  • Page 45: Text Memo Recording Function

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Special recording functions t During playback, setting or canceling the shot mark is not t When video data obtained by a single shooting session by hot available, but while pausing the playback, setting or canceling the swap recording comprises multiple clips, the shot mark can be shot mark is available.
  • Page 46: Normal And Variable Speed Playback

    Chapter 3 Recording and Playback — Normal and variable speed playback Normal and variable speed playback r Normal speed playback Color playback images can be viewed on the viewfinder screen by pressing the <PLAY/PAUSE> button. Likewise, color playback images can be viewed on a color video monitor connected to the <MON OUT>, <SDI OUT/IN (OP)>, or <HDMI>...
  • Page 47: Chapter 4 Adjustments And Settings For Recording

    Adjustments and Settings for Chapter 4 Recording This chapter describes how to set convenient functions such as adjusting white and black balance, adjusting shooting functions such as flash band compensation (FBC) function, assigning functions to the <USER> buttons (<USER MAIN>/<USER1>/<USER2>), and setting the time data.
  • Page 48: Multi Formats

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Multi formats Multi formats Selecting recording signals The camera records images in the format of HD (1080i, 720P) signals combining the AVC-Intra or DVCPRO HD codecs, and SD (480i/576i) signals combining the DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, and DV codecs respectively. Various shooting frames and recording frames (native recording) can be selected according to your specific requirements.
  • Page 49: Selecting Video Output

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Multi formats Selecting video output The video output method can be selected. Video output can be selected, for example, in the following setting menus. Setting menu item Description of settings [MON] Select the signal method used to output to the <MON OUT> and <HDMI> terminals. ([SET02:MON/HDMI FORMAT] screen of SmartUI) Select the setup level of the signal (composite) to output to the <MON OUT>...
  • Page 50 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Multi formats Setting ([SYSTEM MODE] = [1080-59.94i]) <SDI OUT/IN (OP)> terminal Recording format [CAMERA [FRAME [REC FORMAT] [VFR] Video format Audio MODE] RATE] [AVC-I100/60i] 1080/60i [AVC-I50/60i] 1080/30PN Native VFR Mute [AVC-I100/30PN] (At 30P: 30PN Native audio AVC-I 100 (At 30P: 4ch [AVC-I50/30PN]...
  • Page 51 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Multi formats Setting ([SYSTEM MODE] = [720-59.94P]) <SDI OUT/IN (OP)> terminal Recording format [CAMERA [FRAME [REC FORMAT] [VFR] Video format Audio MODE] RATE] [AVC-I100/60P] 720/60P VFR [AVC-I50/60P] 720/30PN Native VFR Mute [AVC-I100/30PN] (At 30P: 30PN Native audio AVC-I 100 (At 30P: 4ch...
  • Page 52 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Multi formats r SDI signal input recording mode (when the [REC SIGNAL] item is [SDI IN]) Setting ([SYSTEM MODE] = [1080-59.94i]) <MON OUT> terminal (<SDI OUT/IN (OP)> terminal) Recording format [CAMERA [FRAME [REC FORMAT] [VFR] Video format...
  • Page 53: Adjusting The White And Black Balance

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Adjusting the white and black balance Adjusting the white and black balance To obtain high-quality video at all times using the camera, the white and black balance must be adjusted according to conditions. To obtain higher quality, perform the adjustment in the order of AWB (white balance adjustment) →...
  • Page 54 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Adjusting the white and black balance When you have no time to adjust the white balance Set the <WHITE BAL> switch to <PRST>. The value can be changed to 3200 K, 5600 K, and the user-specified variable value by pressing the <AUTO W/B BAL> switch towards the <AWB> side and pressing the <AUTO W/B BAL>...
  • Page 55: Adjusting The Black Balance

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Adjusting the white and black balance Adjusting the black balance Black balance must be adjusted in the following instances: f When the camera is used for the first time f When the camera has not been used for a long time f When the ambient temperature has changed considerably f When the gain switchover value has been changed f When the [SYSTEM MODE] and [REC FORMAT] items on the setting menu [SYSTEM SETUP] screen has been changed...
  • Page 56: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the electronic shutter Setting the electronic shutter Setting the shutter mode and speed Press the shutter switch positioned at OFF towards ON. r In the case of 30P recording (1/15) 1/30 1/50 1/60 1/120 1/250 1/500 1/1000...
  • Page 57 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the electronic shutter Variable ranges in each mode 60P/60i mode 1/60.0 - 1/249.8 50P/50i mode 1/50.0 - 1/250.0 25P/25PN mode 1/25.0 - 1/250.0 30P/30PN mode 1/30.0 - 1/249.8 24P/24PA/24PN mode 1/24.0 - 1/249.8 When [SYNC SCAN DISP] item on the setting menu [DISPLAY SETUP] is [deg] 3.0d to 360.0d f The shutter speed may vary before and after [SYSTEM MODE] is switched.
  • Page 58: Flash Band Compensation (Fbc) Function

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Flash band compensation (FBC) function Flash band compensation (FBC) function The camera is equipped with a function for compensating and reducing band-like interference (called “flash band”) that occurs due to the MOS pickup device when shooting in environments where flash strobe light such as that from still cameras is present.
  • Page 59 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Flash band compensation (FBC) function Operation conditions for the flash band compensation function f The flash band compensation function can be used when the camera is in the 59.94i, 59.94P, 50i, or 50P mode, and the shutter switch is set to <OFF> and the digital zoom function turns off.
  • Page 60: Assigning Functions To Buttons

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Assigning functions to <USER> buttons Assigning functions to <USER> buttons Selected functions can be assigned to the <USER MAIN>, <USER1>, and <USER2> buttons. Set the functions to be assigned at the [USER MAIN], [USER1], and [USER2] items on the setting menu [SW MODE] screen. Each item is set from the setting menu [SW MODE] screen.
  • Page 61: Selecting Audio Input And Adjusting Recording Levels

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Selecting audio input and adjusting recording levels Selecting audio input and adjusting recording levels The camera supports independent 4-channel sound recording in any recording format (HD, SD). When the [LVL] setting is set to [AUTO] on the [AUD02:INPUT] screen of SmartUI, the recording level of audio channels 1/2/3/4 is automatically adjusted.
  • Page 62: Selecting Dial Function

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Selecting audio input and adjusting recording levels Selecting <F.AUDIO LEVEL> dial function Set whether to enable <F.AUDIO LEVEL> (audio recording level adjustment) dial operation by the [FRONT VR CH1], [FRONT VR CH2], [FRONT VR CH3], and [FRONT VR CH4] items on the setting menu [AUDIO SETUP] screen.
  • Page 63: Setting The Time Data

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the time data Setting the time data The camera provides time codes, user bits, and date/time (real time) data as time data, and they are recorded in frame in sync with video. They are also recorded as data for clip metadata files.
  • Page 64 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the time data System setting state Recording TC Output TC Display TC [SYSTEM [REC [CAMERA [FRAME LTC of HD TC tc (24/30 [REC FORMAT] VITC TC OUT MODE] SIGNAL] MODE] RATE]* SDI, VITC conversion) Recording...
  • Page 65 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the time data System setting state Recording TC Output TC Display TC [SYSTEM [REC [CAMERA [FRAME LTC of HD TC tc (24/30 [REC FORMAT] VITC TC OUT MODE] SIGNAL] MODE] RATE]* SDI, VITC conversion) [R-RUN]/...
  • Page 66: User Bits Settings

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the time data System setting state Recording UB Output UB UB of <TC [SYSTEM [REC [CAMERA [FRAME LTC UB of HD [REC FORMAT] LTC UB VITC UB IN/OUT> VITC UB of HD SDI MODE] SIGNAL] MODE]...
  • Page 67 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the time data HOLD COUNTER RESET MONITOR SEL LIGHT NDF SLABE P -REC AUDIO MEDIA  -18  -20 SET UP BATT HOME /REW STOP PLAY/PAUSE 1 <HOME> button Item name Description 2 <COUNTER> button The digit to be set (displayed inverted) moves to the [→] right.
  • Page 68: Setting The Time Code

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the time data r When 1080i or 480i Time code frame digit Frame rate:24P Over 60i (2:3) Start field for updated frame Video Time code frame digit Ao Ae Bo Be Co Ce Updated frame information Video Ao Ae Bo Be Bo Ce Co De Do De Ao Ae Bo Be...
  • Page 69: Externally Locking The Time Code

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the time data Time code at the variable frame rate (VFR) f In the 24PN mode, recording is performed at 24 frames, and output is performed at 30 frames matched to 2:3 pull-down video. f When [FRAME RATE] (shooting frame rate) is set to 24P, the advance speed of the time code for recording and output matches real time and does not match real time in modes other than 24P.
  • Page 70: Supplying Time Codes To External Devices

    Also, set the [GL PHASE] item on the setting menu [OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen to [HD SDI] or [COMPOSITE] according to the video output to be supplied, and set the [TC OUT] item on the [IN/OUT SEL] screen to [TCG/TCR]. AG-HPX600P/AG-HPX600EJ/AG-HPX600EN Composite output...
  • Page 71: Connecting And Setting The Generator Lock And Time Code Input/Output

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Setting the time data r When two cameras are connected and use one as a reference camera Reference camera Slave camera <TC IN/OUT> terminal <TC IN/OUT> terminal <MON OUT> terminal <GENLOCK IN> terminal f Set whether to use the <TC IN/OUT>...
  • Page 72: Viewfinder Status Display

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display Viewfinder status display In addition to video, the viewfinder displays messages that indicate the camera settings and operation status, a center marker, safety zone marker, zebra patterns, and other information. Lamp display in the viewfinder The example is for the AJ-HVF21KG.
  • Page 73: Configuration Of Status Display On Viewfinder Screen

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display Configuration of status display on viewfinder screen The status indicators are displayed on the normal screen. 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 2 3 9 9 min B 9 0 % U L L P A U S E...
  • Page 74 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display NOTE t [TC], [tc], and [UB] become white dropout display [ ] → [ ] when locked to TC IN input. 2 Warning information display Flashes when the P2 card is not inserted or recording is disabled. Flashes where there is no space remaining on the P2 card.
  • Page 75 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display 12 Date and time display 13 Focus bar display Displays the following at the bottom left of the viewfinder. The high-frequency component of the video is converted to a numerical value and displayed.
  • Page 76 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display 21 Zoom position display Displays the zoom position with [Z00] (maximum wide-angle) - [Z99] (maximum zoom). f When connecting the lens that supports auto focus, the unit can be switched to [mm/m] at the [ZOOM/FOCUS] item on the setting menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
  • Page 77: Information Display In Center

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display No remaining free space The card cannot be recognized. The P2 card is in an illegal format. (This can be corrected by formatting the card.) 34 Recording/playback operation status display [REC] Recording [PAUSE]...
  • Page 78: Checking And Displaying Shooting Status

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display [REC WARNING] An abnormality occurred during recording. Start the recording again. If the warning display persists, contact the shop of purchase. [CARD ERR (1)], [CARD P2 card error in slot of indicated number ERR (2)], [CARD ERR (1/2)] f If the warning continues to be displayed, turn off the power.
  • Page 79: Mode Check Display

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display f Items that are displayed on the viewfinder screen are set when the <DISP/MODE CHK> switch is pushed towards the <CHK> side or the [OTHER DISPLAY] item on the setting menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen is set. At item At item that Display/hide by setting of [OTHER DISPLAY] item...
  • Page 80 Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display [STATUS] screen 1 to 6 below are displayed only when the mode check is activated. 1 2 : 3 4 : 5 6 : 2 3 9 9 min B 9 0 % U L L P A U S E...
  • Page 81: Center Marker Display

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display Display item Display details NETWORK [NETWORK] Network type and operation status [WLAN], [LAN], [OFF] f If the selected network is not operated, [ERROR] is displayed at the bottom. [STREAM] Streaming mode and status display f [RTP]: When RTP mode is selected f [HTTP]: When HTTP mode is selected...
  • Page 82: Focus Assist Function

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display [SPOT]: The video level from the setting value of [ZEBRA1] to the setting value of [ZEBRA2] is displayed in the zebra pattern. To display the zebra pattern on the video for the <MON OUT> terminal, set the [MON/HDMI ZEBRA] item on the setting menu [IN/OUT SEL] screen or the [SET03:MON/HDMI SETUP] item of SmartUI.
  • Page 83: Waveform Monitor Function

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Viewfinder status display Waveform monitor function A waveform of the video can be displayed by assigning the waveform monitor function to the <USER> buttons (<USER MAIN>/<USER1>/<USER2>) and pressing the assigned <USER> buttons (<USER MAIN>/<USER1>/<USER2>). Press the button again to return to the normal display. f The waveform and vector displays can be switched by the [WFM] item (page 126) on the setting menu [SW MODE] screen.
  • Page 84: Handling Setting Data

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Handling setting data Handling setting data Setting data file configuration F1 to F6 scene files can be saved internally on the camera matched to scene file numbers. When an SD memory card is used, a maximum of four data of F1 to F6 can be batch-saved to files in the card for reading and use later on. Also,one set of setting menu values (including SmartUI setting values) can be saved internally on the camera as a user file, and up to four sets can be saved to an SD memory card.
  • Page 85: Performing Operations On Sd Memory Cards

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Handling setting data NOTE t The SD memory card must be inserted with the correct side facing the SD card slot. If the SD memory card is hard to insert, it may be reversed or upside-down.
  • Page 86: How To Use Scene File Data

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Handling setting data Select [YES] on the confirmation screen, and press the jog Error message Remedy dial button. [SD CARD FORMAT NG NO [SD CARD FORMAT OK] is displayed, and the SD memory card is CARD] Insert an SD memory card.
  • Page 87: Saving Scene Files, Etc. To Sd Memory Cards

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Handling setting data f When a file name is already set, pressing the <RESET> button f Pressing the <MENU> button ends [NAME EDIT]. When the while the file name is being set clears the characters. changed value is fixed, it is held even if the power is turned off or the dial position is changed.
  • Page 88: Title Edit

    Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for Recording — Handling setting data Select [WRITE], press the jog dial button, and select CARD FUNCTIONS [EXECUTE], and then press the jog dial button. SCENE FILE RETURN SCENE FILE(SD CARD) USER FILE CHANGE SD CARD FORMAT >>>...
  • Page 89: Chapter 5 Preparation

    Preparation Chapter 5 Before you use the camera, mount the battery and lens following the procedures in this chapter. The mounting of accessories is also described in this chapter.
  • Page 90: Power Supply

    Chapter 5 Preparation — Power supply Power supply A battery or an external DC power supply can be used as power supply. Using batteries Batteries with validated connection with the camera are as follows. r Anton/Bauer batteries HYTRON50, HYTRON140 DIONIC90, DIONIC160, DIONIC HC r IDX batteries ENDURA7, ENDURA10, ENDURA HL9 r PAG batteries...
  • Page 91: Using External Dc Power Supply

    Turn on the external DC power supply switch (if there is an external DC power supply switch). Turn the <POWER> switch of the camera <ON>. +12 V Panasonic Parts No: K1AA104H0038 Manufacturer Parts No: HA16RX-4P (SW1) (76) (Hirose Electric Co.) – 91 –...
  • Page 92 Chapter 5 Preparation — Power supply NOTE t When both the battery and the external DC power supply are connected, the power supply from the external DC power supply has priority. The battery may be removed while using the external DC power supply. t When using an external DC power supply, always turn the power switch of the external DC power supply on before turning the <POWER>...
  • Page 93: Mounting And Adjusting The Lens

    Chapter 5 Preparation — Mounting and adjusting the lens Mounting and adjusting the lens Mounting the lens Raise the lens lever and remove the mount cap. Lower the lens lever to firmly clamp the lens. Lens lever Secure the cable through the cable clamp and connect it to the <LENS>...
  • Page 94: White Shading Compensation

    Chapter 5 Preparation — Mounting and adjusting the lens Place the flange back adjustment chart approximately 3 m Aim the lens at the flange back adjustment chart and turn the from the lens and adjust the lighting on the chart to obtain distance ring to bring the chart into focus.
  • Page 95: Chromatic Aberration Compensation Function (Cac)

    When the lens is for macro shooting, the chromatic aberration compensation function may not operate correctly. t For addition or change in compatible lenses after release of the camera, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Confirming the chromatic aberration compensation function operation status The chromatic aberration compensation function is operating if [CAC] is displayed on the upper right of the mode check screen while the menu is not displayed.
  • Page 96 Chapter 5 Preparation — Mounting and adjusting the lens Confirming the chromatic aberration compensation data number and information Select the [CAC PROPERTY] item on the setting menu [LENS r Chromatic aberration compensation function properties SETUP] screen, and press the jog dial button. (example) For details, refer to “Setting menu basic operations”...
  • Page 97 Chapter 5 Preparation — Mounting and adjusting the lens For details, refer to “Deleting the chromatic aberration t When [READ NG FORMAT ERROR] is displayed, the file is compensation file from the camera” (page 97). unusable and cannot be read. Make sure that the file can be used with the camera, or the file is correctly stored in the SD memory card.
  • Page 98: Preparing For Audio Input

    Chapter 5 Preparation — Preparing for audio input Preparing for audio input Prepare the camera for connecting audio input devices. Using the front microphone Microphones such as the microphone kit AG-MC200G (optional) can be mounted. Open the microphone holder. Connect the microphone cable to the <MIC IN> terminal on the camera.
  • Page 99: Mounting Accessories

    Chapter 5 Preparation — Mounting accessories Mounting accessories Mounting the camera on a tripod When mounting the camera on a tripod, use the optional tripod adaptor (SHAN-TM700). Mount the tripod adaptor on the tripod. Mount the camera on the tripod adaptor. Slide the camera forward along the grooves until you hear a click.
  • Page 100: Attaching The Rain Cover

    Chapter 5 Preparation — Mounting accessories Attaching the rain cover Using the SHAN-RC700 rain cover Tighten the cord Secure with the surface fastener – 100 –...
  • Page 101: Connecting The Terminal With The External Recording Start/Stop Switch

    Chapter 5 Preparation — Connecting the <DC OUT> terminal with the external recording start/stop switch Connecting the <DC OUT> terminal with the external recording start/stop switch It is possible to retrieve 1.5 A current from the <DC OUT> terminal of the camera. Recording start/stop can be controlled by connecting an external switch to this terminal.
  • Page 102: Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations For Clips

    Thumbnail Operations for Clips Chapter 6 The images and voices created from one shooting session, together with additional information such as text memos and metadata are saved as clips. You can play back and edit clips with the camera.
  • Page 103: Thumbnail Operations

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations Thumbnail operations Thumbnail operation overview A clip is a data group that includes the images and voices created from one shooting session, together with additional information such as text memos and metadata. The following operations can be performed using the cursor and <SET>...
  • Page 104: Thumbnail Screen

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations Thumbnail screen Press the <THUMBNAIL> button to display the thumbnail screen on the viewfinder screen. Press the <THUMBNAIL> button again to return to the regular display. Also, when changing from the regular display to the thumbnail screen display, all clips will be displayed on the thumbnail screen. Also, press the <THUMBNAIL MENU>...
  • Page 105: Selecting Thumbnails

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations 7 USB host/WLAN/LAN indicator The USB host indicator is displayed in USB host mode; the WLAN indicator is displayed in WLAN mode; the LAN indicator is displayed in LAN mode. 8 Clip number The numbers set by the camera for all the clips recognized correctly by the P2 card.
  • Page 106: Playing Back Clips

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations a: <THUMBNAIL> button d: <THUMBNAIL MENU> button b: <EXIT> button e: <SHIFT> button c: awsq cursor buttons r<SET> button Playing back clips Press the <THUMBNAIL> button. f During playback of clips, press the <%/REW> button to start 4x speed reverse playback, and the <FF/)>...
  • Page 107: Shot Mark

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations Select the thumbnail to be replaced from text memos, place the pointer on it, and select [OPERATION] → [EXCH. THUMBNAIL] on the thumbnail menu. NOTE t Display clip properties by selecting the thumbnail menu → [PROPERTY] →...
  • Page 108 Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations <USER MAIN>/<USER1>/<USER2> buttons NOTE t Up to 100 text memos including voice memos can be recorded to a clip. However, voice memos cannot be recorded/played back on the camera. Playing back from the text memo position Press the <THUMBNAIL>...
  • Page 109: Deleting Clips

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations Using a text memo to divide a clip and copy the necessary portion Perform steps 1 to 3 in “Playing back from the text memo f The portion between the selected text memo and the next one is position”...
  • Page 110: Copying Clips

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations NOTE t Incomplete clip indicators will remain displayed when only some clips are reconnected, unless all the constituent clips of the original clip are reconnected. Copying clips Selected clips can be copied to the P2 card or SD memory card in the desired slot. Press the <THUMBNAIL>...
  • Page 111 Using the latest update version of P2 viewer, metadata upload files can be written to SD memory cards using a PC. Download the latest version of the P2 viewer from the following URL and install it to your PC. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ For details on SD memory cards to be used, refer to “Cautions in using SD memory cards” (page 25).
  • Page 112 Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations f A software keyboard screen is displayed, allowing you to modify the f While holding down the <SHIFT> button, press the cursor up or setting. down button (`/{) to move to the start or end of the content to change.
  • Page 113: Formatting A P2 Card

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations r Example of recording a clip on two P2 cards Start recording Recording pause Clip 1 Clip 2 [COUNT] value [COUNT] value = 0003 = 0004 1st card 2nd card When the thumbnail and property of a clip recorded like the example above is displayed using a P2 device, the thumbnail and [COUNT] value of clip 1 will be displayed.
  • Page 114: Properties

    [DATE FORMAT] Select display order for recording date and time from Y-M-D (Year-Month-Day), M-D-Y (Month-Day-Year), or D-M-Y (Day-Month- Year). The factory setting may vary depending on the region. (AG-HPX600P: M-D-Y, AG-HPX600EJ: D-M-Y, AG-HPX600EN: D-M-Y) This setting is reflected in the recording date and time shown in the clip property and the shooting date and time shown when [DATE] is selected under the item [DATA DISPLAY].
  • Page 115 Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations NOTE [DURATION] Displays the time length of the clip. [V_FORMAT] Displays recording format of the clip. t The camera is not capable of recording or playing back voice memos. [FRAME RATE] Displays the frame rate for playback. [REC RATE] Displays the recording frame rate.
  • Page 116: Sd Memory Card Status Display

    Chapter 6 Thumbnail Operations for Clips — Thumbnail operations Contents of P2 card status display settings Select [PROPERTY] → [CARD STATUS] from the thumbnail menu. The following screen appears. r When [REMAIN] is selected r When [USED] is selected 1 Write-protect mark 1 Write-protect mark The [ ] mark appears if the P2 card is write-protected.
  • Page 117: Chapter 7 Menu Operations

    Menu Operations Chapter 7 This chapter describes how to operate the camera menus, the structure, and details of the setting menu.
  • Page 118: Displaying The Setting Menu On The Viewfinder Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Displaying the setting menu on the viewfinder screen Displaying the setting menu on the viewfinder screen Setting menu basic operations You can change camera settings using the setting menu according to the shooting scene and recording details. f When the thumbnail setting menu is displayed, press the <THUMBNAIL>...
  • Page 119: Initializing The Setting Menu Items

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Displaying the setting menu on the viewfinder screen - Fast down Press and turn down the jog dial button, and keep pressing it at the position. Initializing the setting menu items Set items are saved divided into user files and scene files. Both of the files can be initialized to the factory settings. Initializing user files (all setting items other than scene files) By selecting [INITIAL] in the [USER FILE] item of the [OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen, you can restore the current user file menu setting to its factory setting.
  • Page 120: Setting Menu Structure

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Setting menu structure Setting menu structure The setting menu structure list indicates restrictions as follows. (OP1) Available when the video encoder board AG-YDX600G (extra-cost option) is mounted. (OP2) Available when the HD/SD SDI input board AG-YA600G (extra-cost option) is mounted. (OP3) Available when the upgrade software key AG-SFU601G (network function (extra-cost option)) is installed.
  • Page 121 Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Setting menu structure * For [REC MODE], [REC MODE (1080)], [REC MODE (720)], or [REC MODE (SD)] is displayed when the system mode is 1080 mode, 720 mode, or SD mode, respectively. – 121 –...
  • Page 122: Menu List

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Menu list [SCENE FILE] screen Item Description of settings Remark LOAD/SAVE/INIT Loads, saves, or initializes the setting value of the scene file assigned to the f This setting change does not affect the scene files current scene file number (one number among F1 to F6).
  • Page 123 Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings Remark MASTER PED Adjusts the master pedestal (black level of the image) as the basis for images. f Press and turn up or down the jog dial button, [−100] ... [+12] ... [+100] and keep pressing it at the position to change the value faster.
  • Page 124: [System Setup] Screen

    [TURN POWER OFF] is displayed when the setting is changed. Turn off the f The factory settings may differ depending on the power of the camera once, and turn it on again. region. (AG-HPX600P: [1080-59.94i], AG-HPX600EJ: [1080-50i], AG-HPX600EN: [1080-50i]) f When OP4 is not installed The [1080-23.98PsF] setting item is grayed out and cannot be selected.
  • Page 125: [Sw Mode] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings Remark CAMERA MODE Sets the camera shooting mode when set to [1080-59.94i], [480-59.94i], f Displayed only when the [SYSTEM MODE] item [1080-50i], and [576-50i]. is set to [1080-59.94i], [1080-50i], [480-59.94i], or [576-50i].
  • Page 126: [Recording Setup] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings Remark Selects the type of waveform to be displayed on the viewfinder screen when the <USER> buttons (<USER MAIN>/<USER1>/<USER2>) to which the waveform monitor function is assigned is pressed. [WAVE] Displays as a waveform.
  • Page 127: [Audio Setup] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list [AUDIO SETUP] screen Item Description of settings Remark FRONT VR CH1 Sets whether to enable or disable front volume for CH1 input. f When audio channel 1 is set to [AUTO] at the [LVL] item on the [AUD02:INPUT] screen of [FRONT] Front volume is enabled when CH1 is front microphone input.
  • Page 128: [In/Out Sel] Screen

    Sets the headroom (standard level). f The factory settings may differ depending on the [18dB], [20dB] region. (AG-HPX600P: [20dB], AG-HPX600EJ: [18dB], AG-HPX600EN: [18dB]) WIRELESS WARN Sets whether to issue a warning when the reception status of the wireless receiver is poor.
  • Page 129: [Display Setup] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings Remark AUTO REC (OP2) Selects the function that automatically starts or stops recording by detecting f Set the user bits added to the HD SDI signal at REC START/STOP mark from the frame rate information of user bits added to the the output device of the HD SDI signal as the HD SDI input signal in HD mode.
  • Page 130: [Battery Setup] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings Remark ZOOM/FOCUS Selects the unit of zoom and focus values. [NUMBER], [mm/m], [mm/feet], [OFF] f When [mm/m] or [mm/feet] is selected Displayed only when an auto-focus compatible lens is attached. CARD/BATT Sets the remaining capacity display for P2 card and battery.
  • Page 131: [Card Functions] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings Remark NEAR END CANCEL Sets the cancelation of battery near end warning. [ON], [OFF] f When this item is set to [ON], flashing of the warning lamp and tally lamp can be stopped by pushing the <DISP/MODE CHK>...
  • Page 132: [Proxy Setting] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings Remark FB ADJUST Adjusts the lens flange back. f This can be adjusted when an auto-focus compatible lens is attached. indicates factory setting values. [PROXY SETTING] screen Available when the video encoder board (extra-cost option) is mounted. Items are grayed out and cannot be selected when the board is not mounted. Item Description of settings Remark...
  • Page 133: [Other Functions] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list Item Description of settings Remark P2 BROWSE (OP3) Sets the P2 browsing function. f If [PC MODE] is set to [ON] when OP3 is installed, the selected item is displayed in blue and cannot [ON] Activates theP2 browsing function.
  • Page 134: [Diagnostic] Screen

    Chapter 7 Menu Operations — Menu list [DIAGNOSTIC] screen Item Description of settings Remark VERSION Displays the version of all firmware in the camera. The version of each firmware can be checked by opening a sub-screen. (Sub-screen) [CAM SOFT] Camera microcomputer software [SYSCON System control microcomputer software SOFT]...
  • Page 135: Chapter 8 Using Smartui

    Using SmartUI Chapter 8 A new interface consisting of an LCD display and multiple switches. It enables scene file setting, audio input/output setting, time code setting and so on.
  • Page 136: Setting Menu Basic Operations

    Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — Setting menu basic operations Setting menu basic operations SmartUI basic operations HOLD COUNTER RESET MONITOR SEL LIGHT NDF SLAVE P -REC AUDIO MEDIA SETUP BATT HOME /REW STOP PLAY/PAUSE THUMBNAIL KEY LOCK SHIFT When the camera is turned on, the [HOME] screen is displayed. The status of the [HOME] screen at previous start-up is retained. 1 <LIGHT>...
  • Page 137: Setting Menu Structure

    Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — Setting menu structure Setting menu structure – 137 –...
  • Page 138: Smartui Menu Operation Overview

    Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — SmartUI menu operation overview SmartUI menu operation overview HOME HOLD COUNTER RESET MONITOR SEL LIGHT HOLD COUNTER RESET MONITOR SEL LIGHT NDF R-RUN NDF R-RUN HOME AUDIO AUDIO CH1:REAR MEDIA MEDIA CH2:REAR SETUP SETUP CH3:REAR BATT BATT CH4:REAR...
  • Page 139: Menu List

    Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — Menu list Menu list [CAMERA] screen Screen Corresponding button Setting details and setting value CAM01:STATUS Displays the camera image related status. CAMO1:STATUS CAC ACTIVE VAR 3.2K MF 64 1/60.0 12dB SPOT F5.6 Displays whether the chromatic aberration [CAC ACTIVE], [CAC---] compensation function is activated.
  • Page 140 Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — Menu list Screen Corresponding button Setting details and setting value CAM03:SETUP Configures the white balance variable value and variable frame rate (VFR). [VFR] (OP4) [ON], [OFF] Toggles the variable frame rate on/off. f This setting is not available when the setting menu on the viewfinder screen is open.
  • Page 141: [Audio] Screen

    Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — Menu list [AUDIO] screen Screen Corresponding button Setting details and setting value AUD01:LEVEL Configures the audio levels for audio channel 1/2 and audio channel 3/4. r When audio channel 1/2 is selected [−] <%/REW> button Decreases the audio volume value of audio channel 1.
  • Page 142 Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — Menu list Screen Corresponding button Setting details and setting value AUD02:INPUT Selects the audio input signal and sets the recording adjustment method. r When audio channel 1/2 is selected [IN] [FRONT] Selects the input signal to be recorded to audio Records the microphone input signal connected to channel 1.
  • Page 143: [Setup] Screen

    Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — Menu list [SETUP] screen Screen Corresponding button Setting details and setting value SET01:TC/UB Sets the time code or user bits. When an item other than [UB] is selected for the counter display on the [HOME] screen, the time code setting screen appears, and when [UB] is selected on the [HOME] screen, the user bits setting screen appears.
  • Page 144 Chapter 8 Using SmartUI — Menu list Screen Corresponding button Setting details and setting value SET02:MON/HDMI Sets the formats of video output from the <MON OUT> and <HDMI> terminals. FORMAT [MON] [AUTO] (HDMI:[1080i/720P]) Sets the signal format type output from the <MON Displayed only in the HD mode.
  • Page 145: Chapter 9 Connecting To External Devices

    Connecting to External Devices Chapter 9...
  • Page 146: Connection Through The Terminal

    Chapter 9 Connecting to External Devices — Connection through the <USB2.0> terminal Connection through the <USB2.0> terminal USB connection to a computer in the device mode By connecting the camera to a computer via USB 2.0, the P2 card inserted in the camera can be used as mass storage. Connecting to a computer NOTE Connect the USB cable to the <USB2.0>...
  • Page 147 Hard disk drives that can be used: f Hard disk drives that support USB 2.0 connection f Storage unit that has Panasonic USB 2.0 interface - For details on the compatible unit, visit the support desk at the following website: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/...
  • Page 148 Chapter 9 Connecting to External Devices — Connection through the <USB2.0> terminal 2 [VENDOR] The vendor name of the hard disk drive is displayed. 3 [MODEL] The model name of the hard disk drive is displayed. 4 [SIZE] The total space of the hard disk drive is displayed. 5 [USED] The usage capacity of the hard disk drive is displayed at the upper section.
  • Page 149 Chapter 9 Connecting to External Devices — Connection through the <USB2.0> terminal Formatting the hard disk drive Switch to the USB host mode. f A confirmation message is displayed again. Select [YES] to format the hard disk drive. For details, refer to “Switching to the USB host mode” (page 146). f After formatting, it can be used as the [TYPE S] hard disk drive.
  • Page 150 Because the hard disk drive is a very sensitive device, there is a chance that you may not be able to read or write data depending on your usage. f Please note that Panasonic has no responsibility for data loss caused from a hard disk drive failure or other defects and any direct or indirect damage related to these.
  • Page 151: Connecting To The Remote Control Unit (Aj-Rc10G)

    Chapter 9 Connecting to External Devices — Connecting to the remote control unit (AJ-RC10G) Connecting to the remote control unit (AJ-RC10G) f Connect the remote control unit AJ-RC10G (optional) to remote-control some functions. f When you connect AJ-RC10G and set the <POWER> switches of the camera and AJ-RC10G to <ON>, the camera automatically enters the remote control mode.
  • Page 152: Connecting To The Extension Control Unit (Ag-Ec4G)

    Chapter 9 Connecting to External Devices — Connecting to the extension control unit (AG-EC4G) Connecting to the extension control unit (AG-EC4G) f Connect the extension control unit AG-EC4G (optional) to remote-control some functions. f When you connect AG-EC4G and set the <POWER> switches of the camera and AG-EC4G to <ON>, the camera automatically enters the remote control mode.
  • Page 153: Chapter 10 Maintenance And Inspection

    Maintenance and Inspection Chapter 10 Inspect the various parts of the camera before recording. This chapter explains the warnings and error messages displayed on the viewfinder screen.
  • Page 154: Inspections Before Shooting

    Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Inspections before shooting Inspections before shooting Before recording, perform the following inspection to ensure that the system operates properly. It is recommended that you check the image using a color video monitor. Preparing to inspect Attach an adequately charged battery.
  • Page 155 Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Inspections before shooting Turn the microphone connected to the <MIC IN> terminal to an appropriate audio source, and ensure that both level displays for CH1/CH2 change according to the audio volume. Inspecting the audio level manual adjustment Press the <AUDIO>...
  • Page 156: Maintenance

    Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Maintenance Maintenance Charging the built-in battery The camera uses the built-in battery to remember the date and time. If the camera is not turned on for more than a half year, the built-in battery runs out and [ ] may appear on the viewfinder screen.
  • Page 157: Warning System

    Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Warning system Warning system Warnings description list If an error is detected immediately after the camera turns on or during operation, the <WARNING> lamp and the lamp on the viewfinder screen indicate the error. Warning Description of the warning and Priority...
  • Page 158: Error Code

    Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Warning system f Press the playback related buttons. f Press the <THUMBNAIL> button. f Eject all the cards. The warning can be stopped by setting the [NEAR END CANCEL] item to [ON] and pushing the <DISP/MODE CHK> switch towards the <CHK> side. Error code Indicates the error code on the [HOME] screen of SmartUI when something has caused an error on the camera.
  • Page 159 Chapter 10 Maintenance and Inspection — Warning system r Soft keyboard Message Description Measure An attempt is made to enter a [PERSON] (user who enters CANNOT CHANGE! Enter the [TEXT] (text information) first. the memo) when a text memo is not available. CANNOT SET! The entered value is invalid.
  • Page 160: Updating The Camera Firmware

    For details about downloading and using P2_Status_Logger, refer to the pages displayed after logging in to PASS. Other benefits are offered to registered customers. For details, refer to the PASS (P2 Asset Support System) site (http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e). 2 Check the version using the camera and apply the update Check the version of the camera on the setting menu [DIAGNOSTIC] screen, and access the latest information about the firmware described in the following NOTE, and then download the firmware as needed.
  • Page 161: Chapter 11 Additional Functions From The Optional Board

    Additional Functions from the Chapter 11 Optional Board High-resolution proxy video recording and high-quality recording with the digital input from the <SDI OUT/IN (OP)> terminal are available by installing an optional board to the camera.
  • Page 162: Video Encoder Board (Ag-Ydx600G)

    Chapter 11 Additional Functions from the Optional Board — Video encoder board (AG-YDX600G) Video encoder board (AG-YDX600G) When installing the video encoder board, consult the shop of purchase. For instructions to add the board, refer to the manual supplied with the video encoder board.
  • Page 163: Recording The Proxy Data

    Recording to the SD memory card To record the proxy data, use Panasonic SD or SDHC memory cards with an indication of class 2 or higher. Refer to our support page at the following website for the latest information not included in these operating instructions.
  • Page 164: Checking The Proxy Data

    Approx. 135 min * When [SYSTEM MODE] is [720-59.94P] or [720-50P] mode, [LOW 2CH MOV] cannot be set. (These are reference values for continuous recording with Panasonic products. The recording time may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips.) Proxy recording in one-clip recording mode Proxy recording is possible even in the one-clip recording mode.
  • Page 165: Error Displays About Proxy Data Recordings

    Chapter 11 Additional Functions from the Optional Board — Video encoder board (AG-YDX600G) - [EXCH. THUMBNAIL] - Adding and deleting [TEXT MEMO] and [SHOT MARK] Playback is supported. On these devices, individual clips with proxy data combined from multiple clips are displayed as an incomplete clip [ ].
  • Page 166 Chapter 11 Additional Functions from the Optional Board — Video encoder board (AG-YDX600G) Error displays Behavior and cause Action to take (viewfinder screen) [SD CARD WRITE ERR] Proxy data recording to the SD memory card will stop, but Check the status of the SD memory card and insert a recording to the P2 card will continue.
  • Page 167: Hd/Sd Sdi Input Board (Ag-Ya600G)

    Chapter 11 Additional Functions from the Optional Board — HD/SD SDI input board (AG-YA600G) HD/SD SDI input board (AG-YA600G) High-quality recording with the digital input from the <SDI OUT/IN (OP)> terminal is available by installing the HD/SD SDI input board (AG-YA600G). When installing the board, consult the shop of purchase.
  • Page 168: Chapter 12 Specification

    Specification Chapter 12 This chapter describes the dimensions, specifications, and connector signals.
  • Page 169: Dimensions And Specifications

    Chapter 12 Specification — Dimensions and specifications Dimensions and specifications Dimensions 144 mm (5-21/32 inches) 267 mm (10-1/2 199 mm inches) (7-27/32 inches) 96 mm (3-25/32 inches) 350 mm (13-25/32 inches) Specifications General Power DC 12 V (11.0 V – 17.0 V) Power consumption 22 W (when the optional boards AG-YDX600G and AG-YA600G are installed) 18 W (body only)
  • Page 170 Chapter 12 Specification — Dimensions and specifications Shutter speed (slow) Available only when the [VFR] item on the setting menu [SCENE FILE] screen is set to [OFF] When [SYSTEM MODE] = 59.94 Hz 60i/60p mode 1/15, 1/30 seconds 30P mode 1/15 seconds 24P mode 1/12 seconds...
  • Page 171: Digital Audio

    Chapter 12 Specification — Dimensions and specifications Digital audio Recording audio 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 switch Headroom 20 dB/18 dB (switchable menu) Video input/output <SDI OUT/IN (OP)> terminal HD SDI = BNC×1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω...
  • Page 172 70 mm×50 mm×7 mm (2-3/4 inches×1-31/32 inches×9/32 inches) Video format (complies to the HD: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94P, 720/50P AG-HPX600P/AG-HPX600EJ/ SD: 480/59.94i, 576/50i AG-HPX600EN video format) Audio format (complies to the 48 kHz, 16 bits, CH4 (AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50)
  • Page 173: Details Of The Connector Signals

    Chapter 12 Specification — Details of the connector signals Details of the connector signals DC IN +12 V Panasonic Parts No: K1AA104H0038 Manufacturer Parts No: HA16RX-4P (SW1) (76) (Hirose Electric Co.) DC OUT R TALLY (open collector) REC SW UNREG+12 V (max. 1.5 A) Panasonic Parts No: K1AY104J0001 Manufacturer Parts No: HR10A-7R-4SC (73) (Hirose Electric Co.)
  • Page 174 UNREG+12 V (max. 0.4 A) IRIS-POSI IRIS-G-MAX EXT-POSI ZOOM-POSI FOCUS-POSI SPARE Panasonic Parts No: K1AY112JA001 Manufacturer Parts No: HR10A-10R-12SC (71) (Hirose Electric Co.) Wireless receiver interface CH-1 SHIELD CH-1 HOT Audio input from the wireless receiver: CH1 HOT CH-1 COLD...
  • Page 175: Index

    Index Index DRS ……………………………………………………………………… 0 - 9 DRS EFFECT …………………………………………………………… 123 25M REC CH SEL ……………………………………………………… 127 Dynamic range stretcher function ……………………………………… ACCESS LED …………………………………………………………… 133 Electronic shutter ………………………………………………………… A. IRIS LEVEL …………………………………………………………… 123 ENDURA7 NEAR ………………………………………………………… 130 ASPECT CONV ………………………………………………………… 125 ENDURA10 NEAR ………………………………………………………...
  • Page 176 Index LIMITER CH4 …………………………………………………………… 127 REC MODE (720)…………………………………………………… 132, 162 REC MODE (1080) ………………………………………………… 132, 162 LOAD/SAVE/INIT ………………………………………………………… 122 Loop recording …………………………………………………………… REC MODE (SD) …………………………………………………… 132, 162 LOW GAIN………………………………………………………………… 125 Recording format ………………………………………………………… Recording function ……………………………………………………… Recording functions ……………………………………………………… MARKER …………………………………………………………………...
  • Page 177 Index TC SUPER ………………………………………………………… 132, 162 TC VIDEO SYNC ………………………………………………………… 129 TEST TONE ……………………………………………………………… 128 Text memo recording …………………………………………………… Thumbnail ………………………………………………………………… 103 Changing ……………………………………………………………… 106 Menu …………………………………………………………………… 103 Selecting ……………………………………………………………… 105 Switching ……………………………………………………………… 106 Time code ………………………………………………………………… Time data ………………………………………………………………… Time zone …………………………………………………………………...
  • Page 178 4. Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) – not over 0,1 % or 1000wt ppm; 5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) – not over 0,1 % or 1000wt ppm; d diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) – not over 0,1 % or 1000wt ppm. 6. Polybrominate Web Site: http://panasonic.net © Panasonic Corporation 2012...

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