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Read this first! (For AJ-HPD2500E) CAUTION: WARNING: In order to maintain adequate ventilation, do not This equipment must be earthed. install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in To ensure safe operation, the three-pin plug must cabinet or any other confined space. To prevent be inserted only into a standard three-pin power risk of electric shock or fire hazard due to point which is effectively earthed through normal...
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Read this first! (For AJ-HPD2500E) (continued) EMC NOTICE FOR THE PURCHASER/USER OF THE APPARATUS 1. Applicable standards and operating environment (AJ-HPD2500E) The apparatus is compliant with: • standards EN55103-1 and EN55103-2 1996.11, and • electromagnetic environments E1, E2, E3 and E4 2.
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Contents Read this first! (For AJ-HPD2500P) .............2 Read this first! (For AJ-HPD2500E) .............5 Accessories ....................15 Included Accessories ................. 15 Optional Accessories .................. 15 Adjusting Lower Front Panel Tilt ..............16 Introduction Features .....................18 Control Reference Guide ................22 Audio and Video Controller ................. 22 GUI Operations ...................
Playing Back Clips ..................59 Playing Back Single Clips ................60 Continuous Playback of Clips by Inserting/Removing P2 Cards ....61 Attaching Text Memos and Shot Marks ............ 64 Attaching Text Memos ................64 Attaching Shot Marks .................. 65 Copying Clips .................... 66 Converting Clip Audio ................
Creating Playlists ..................97 Registering Events in a Playlist ..............97 Registering Events by Clip ................ 103 Revising Registered Events ..............103 Saving a Playlist to a P2 Card ..............107 Opening a Playlist File ................108 Exporting a Playlist ..................109 Deleting Playlist Files ................110 Recording Voice-Overs ................111 Preparing for Voice-Overs .................
Connecting This Unit to a Network ............139 Network Settings ..................139 Using FTP Client Functions ............... 144 Displaying Clip Thumbnails on the FTP Server (FTP Thumbnail Screen) ..............145 Deleting Clips on the FTP Server .............. 146 Viewing FTP Server Clip Information ............146 Transferring Clips ..................
Time Code, User Bit and CTL ..............205 Superimpose Screen ................208 List of Compatible Input and Output Formats ..........209 Audio V Fade Function ................211 Audio Recording Channels Selection ............212 Audio Recording Channels ............... 212 For Long and Trouble-Free Condensation ...................213 Operation Maintenance ....................213 Error Messages ..................214 WARNING Information Display ..............
■ Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings Please understand that Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings in cases where video and/or audio were not recorded as you intended due to problems with this unit, P2 cards, or SD memory cards.
Adjusting Lower Front Panel Tilt ◆NOTE: • Take care to avoid pinching your fingers when adjusting the tilt of the lower front panel. Opening the lower front panel Closing the lower front panel Raise the lower front panel to open it. Pull up the levers at either end of the lower front pan- el to release the lock.
Opening the eSATA, USB HOST and USB DEVICE connector cover Open the lower front panel. Press the right end of the cover to release the lock. As shown below, open the cover to 90°. Closing the eSATA, USB HOST and USB DEVICE connector cover Disconnect all connected cables and close the con- nector cover as shown below.
Introduction Features The AJ-HPD2500 is a memory card recorder equipped with six P2 card slots and a 108 mm (4.3 inch) color LCD monitor. It allows you to record and play back audio and video in the compressed DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DV and AVC- Intra formats on the six P2 cards, to edit P2 card and hard disk video data and edit using an external VTR as a player.
PC card slot for immediate access. The P2 card is a In the thumbnail screen, this network allows to select video semiconductor memory card that Panasonic developed for stored on a P2 card or external hard disk and transfer it at professional AV use.
● Display and playback of player thumbnails ■ USB keyboard A player using P2 cards or a hard disk can display player A USB keyboard can be connected to enable the following thumbnails. Thumbnails can be set to limit the clips used by functions.
■ Built-in up/down/cross converter for output and Example of 1080-24PN (Native) up converter for input The AJ-HPD2500 provides a built-in up/down/cross converter Camera video for output as standard. It also up-converts composite and SD- SDI input signals to record in the same HD format as the 2:3 pull-down Ao Ae Bo Be Bo Ce Co De Do De system.
Control Reference Guide Audio and Video Controller 8 9 10 11 12 22 24 25 27 ➝Refer to “Operating the AVCHD Thumbnail Screens” POWER switch ( (page 161) Turns the power on and off. Set the switch to “|” to turn it on. Mode indicators A lamp corresponding to the currently selected mode REMOTE button (REMOTE indicator)
COUNTER button EXT: Uses the external time code input from the TIME CODE IN connector or VITC, SLTC or Press to switch the counter display of the LCD panel. SVITC video input signals. Each press of this button changes the counter display Select in setup menu No.
HEADPHONES VIDEO IN (SHIFT + EDIT MODE) / AUDIO IN Connect stereo headphones to the HEADPHONES (SHIFT + VIDEO) buttons jack to monitor the sound during recording and Switch between video and audio input signals. playback. Use the headphone volume control knob to VIDEO IN: Press the VIDEO IN (SHIFT + EDIT adjust headphone volume.
REW/PREV button FF/NEXT button REW button FF button Press to rewind. Select the speed in setup menu No. Press to fast forward. Select the speed in setup menu 102 (FF. REW MAX). No. 102 (FF. REW MAX). PREV (SHIFT + REW) button NEXT (SHIFT + FF) button During playback or while displaying a still picture with During playback or while displaying a still picture with...
GUI Operations LCD Monitor Display Panel 15 17 THUMBNAIL button MENU/DIAG/OPERATION button Press this button and the button lights, and the MENU button thumbnail screen appears on the LCD monitor. Press Press this button to open the setup menu, thumbnail or again to return to the recording/playback mode and playlist menus.
A2/A4 button [UMID] screen: Shows UMID information for the current video. Use to select target for editing in the playlist mode (audio channels 2 and 4). OPERATION (SHIFT + MENU) button ➝Refer to “Buttons Used in Playlist Operations” (page In the thumbnail and playlist screen (when no menu is 90).
SLOT CLIP (SHIFT + IN) button OUT/ALL CLIP/PF3 button In the thumbnail screen, each simultaneous press of OUT button the SHIFT button and this button switches the clip Use this button to perform the following functions display between a specific slot or selected clip. during clip playback or when the unit is controlled PF1 button externally.
PLAYER/SOURCE SELECT button PLAYER button Use this button to control an external device or operate a player in playlist mode. • In modes other than thumbnail or playlist mode: Switches to operation of an external device (RS- 422A). Pressing PLAY or other operation button will remote control an external device and display externally input video, audio and time code.
Instructions, visit the P2 support desk at the following Web ➝When using an SD/SDHC memory card for AVCHD sites. For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ recording and playback (option), refer to “Using SD/ ➝When using an SD/SDHC memory card for SDHC Memory Cards” (page 77).
P2 Card Slots Insert P2 cards into these slots. Firmly insert the card until the EJECT button pops out. After inserting a card, flip the EJECT button to the right. EJECT button Use this button to remove a P2 card inserted in a P2 card slot.
LCD Panel CH-1 CH-2 CH-3 CH-4 REMOTE SYSTEM VIDEO AUDIO WIDE CH-5 CH-6 CH-7 CH-8 59.94 ANALOG 1080i 720p 29.97 CMPST AES/EBU DVCPRO 23.98 SG12 Level meter TV system display Indicates the levels of audio signals for CH1, CH2, Indicates the selected TV system. Use the SYSTEM CH3 and CH4 (when setup menu No.767 (METER setting No.
U lamp In the EE mode, this lamp lights when an input signal contains UMID information. Lights during playback when the recording contains UMID information. Goes off in the playlist mode. WIDE lamp This lamp lights when 16:9 aspect ratio (wide) data is recorded on a P2 card in SD mode.
Rear Panel and Connectors Inside the Lower Front Panel Connector cover 15 16 17 For how to open the connector cover, refer to “Opening the eSATA, USB HOST and USB DEVICE connector cover” (page 17). TIME CODE IN/OUT connector Cools this unit. Install the unit making sure that the air This connector inputs and outputs time code signals.
through connector, the REF VIDEO IN connector is Pin No. Signal automatically terminated at 75 ohm. Connecting a cable to PLAY COMMAND this connector releases 75 ohm termination. When a cable STOP COMMAND is connected to the REF VIDEO loop-through connector, be FF COMMAND sure to connect the other end of the cable to a connector.
◆ NOTE: REM(G) REM RX(X)REMOTE CONTROL • Use shielded cable for making connection to REMOTE connector. PROTOCOL RECEIVE REM COMMANDREMOTE CONTROL PROTOCOL TRANSMIT ANALOG AUDIO connectors REM RX(Y)REMOTE CONTROL Inputs and outputs analog audio signals. PROTOCOL RECEIVE CH1/CH2 IN Analog audio input connectors. REM TX(Y)REMOTE CONTROL connector: A switch permits switching the...
Moving Between Screens and Menu Operations Operating Modes This unit provides the three operating modes described Recording/ Displays video and performs below. Use the THUMBNAIL and PLAY LIST buttons to select playback mode recording or playback. these modes. Lamps indicate which mode is currently Thumbnail mode Shows thumbnails of clips and engaged.
Menu Operations In the playlist or thumbnail mode, press the MENU button to Press the MENU button to open the menu. open the menu. In the recording/playback mode, the setup menu appears. Use the cursor buttons to place the cursor on menu ➝Refer to “Setup”...
Using the On-screen Keyboard Using the Full Keyboard Using the Ten Keypad The full keyboard appears when necessary. The ten keypad appears when necessary. Move the cursor to the character you want to enter and press Move the cursor to the character you want to enter and press the SET button.
Using a USB Keyboard Connect a USB keyboard to the USB HOST terminal, select a full keyboard or ten keypad menu to enable input from a USB keyboard. Selecting keyboard layout Open the thumbnail screen. Press the MENU button. Use the cursor buttons to choose [THUMBNAIL] – [SET UP] –...
Recording, Playback and P2 Card Handling Insert a P2 Card Flip the protruding EJECT button to the right. ◆ NOTE: • When you use this unit for the first time, be sure to set the internal clock in setup menu No. 069 (CLOCK SET) (page 185). Turn on the POWER switch of this unit.
● Visit the web site below and go to P2 support desk page for the 64 min. 64 min. 128 min. latest information on P2 card and SD/SDHC memory cards. 1080-30PN/ ---- Approx. Approx. For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ 25PN (Native) 64 min. 128 min. 1080-24PN ---- Approx. Approx. Dividing clips over 4 GB in length (Native) 80 min.
LOOP REC Function When two or more P2 card slots contain cards, the unit ◆ NOTE: records continuously by switching cards. When available • Turning the POWER switch OFF turns off the LOOP REC function space on the P2 cards has been used up, recording and it will remain off when the unit is powered up next time.
Press the EJECT button to eject the P2 card. during recognition directly after insertion (when the P2 card access LED flashes orange) as this could damage it. If a P2 card by any chance is removed during access, [E-30] appears on the LCD monitor and the LCD panel displays the [AUTO OFF] warning.
Connections • In 23.98 Hz mode, the composite monitor video signal output by the Example of Connections in 23.98/24/ ANALOG COMPOSITE MONITOR OUT connector does not include VITC signals. 29.97/25 Hz Mode • For details on compatible input and output formats, refer to “List of Compatible Input and Output Formats”...
Recording From a Variable Frame-Rate Camera Recording HD SDI Output Signals from a Variable Frame-rate Camera as 720/ 23.98p Combined with a variable frame-rate camera (VariCam: AJ- HDC27 series), the unit makes it possible to record HD SDI (720/ Make the following setup menu settings. 23.98p over 59.94p) output from the camera as DVCPRO HD or Item Setting...
• The P2 card that is being recorded cannot be changed during Variable Frame Rate-Recording recording. • In this mode, the remaining P2 card capacity at 60p (50p), the To record active frames from the output of a variable frame- slowest slow-speed effect, is indicated.
Jog and Shuttle Operations Using the Search Dial The search dial is used to search and check video. Each press of the dial switches it between the SHTL/SLOW mode and JOG mode. When the power is turned on, the search dial will not operate unless it is first returned to the STILL position. Jog Mode Turn the search dial.
Clip Management Thumbnail and Clip Management 15 14 9 10 11 12 13 This unit provides a thumbnail screen for managing clips. A clip is a single data item that contains video, audio, metadata and other additional information. Normally, a clip is one shot generated from the start of recording until recording stops.
Thumbnail Screen Names and Functions Display status Time display Display status indicates the type of thumbnails One of the following data is displayed: the TC (time displayed on the screen. code)/UB (user bit) at the start of clip recording/time of shooting/day of shooting/date and time of shooting/ ALL: All clips...
Red indicates that a hard disk drive is Bad clip Unknown clip indicator connected but is not available. Indicates a clip that became defective because the power was shut down during recording or was (red) damaged for some other reason. Clips with the yellow bad clip indicator can sometimes be repaired.
Cursor operations in thumbnail screen Use the up, down, right and left cursor buttons to move the cursor. ◆ NOTE: • The search dial also allows you to move the cursor. ■ High-speed cursor movement and jumping • Hold down the SHIFT button and press the up or down cursor button to move the cursor to the first or last clip.
Thumbnail Menu THUMBNAIL MENU THUMBNAIL ALL CLIP SAME FORMAT CLIPS SELECTED CLIPS MARKED CLIPS TEXT MEMO CLIPS SLOT CLIPS CONTINUOUS PB CLIPS SETUP OPERATION DELETE FORMAT REPAIR CLIP RE-CONNECTION COPY EXCH. THUMBNAIL PROPERTY CLIP PROPERTY CARD STATUS DEVICES PROPERTY SETUP SYSTEM INFO META DATA LOAD...
Changing Thumbnail Display The thumbnail screen can be customized to suit operating ALL CLIP: Show all clips conditions and improve efficiency. SAME FORMAT Show clips in the same format as the system and the same audio bit CLIPS: Switching the type of information that is recording as the setting of setup menu displayed No.
Month/day/year D-M-Y Day/month/year Press the MENU button. The default setting for the AJ-HPD2500P is “M-D-Y”, and for the Use the cursor buttons to select the item that should AJ-HPD2500E is “D-M-Y”. appear under [THUMBNAIL] – [SETUP]. ◆ NOTE: • This setting is reflected in the date of...
PB POSITION: Set the playback start position for Selecting items to be displayed as playback in the thumbnail screen. properties RESUME From the position where playback was Select items that will appear in a simplified property display on stopped the left side of the thumbnail. THUMBNAIL From the time code of thumbnail position...
Use the cross cursor buttons to select the clip where Thumbnail Editing you want to replace a thumbnail. Use the following procedure for editing thumbnails. Editing thumbnails by adding a text memo Attach a text memo to video you want to edit. ➝Refer to “Attaching Text Memos”...
Selecting Clips Select clips for processing in the thumbnail screen as Canceling a selection described below. Place the cursor on a selected clip and press the SET button again. This cancels the selection. ◆ NOTE: • Hold down the SHIFT button and press the EXIT button to cancel all the made selections.
Playing Back Clips • Pressing the REW button instead of the PLAY button results in rewind playback, while pressing the FF results in fast forward playback. • Pressing the STOP button during clip playback, stops playback and the thumbnail screen appears. •...
Playing Back Single Clips To play back the clip at the cursor location, hold down the SHIFT button and press the PLAY button. Open the thumbnail screen. Use the cursor buttons to select the clip you want to play back. Press the 1 CLIP PLAY (SHIFT + PLAY) button.
Continuous Playback of Clips by Inserting/Removing P2 Cards All the clips, including those in the P2 card inserted during Displays the thumbnails of the first clip in each slot. playback, can be played continuously. If a P2 card is removed Blue indicates that no clips are in the slot.
If a P2 card is inserted in a slot after the current playback Normally clips are played back in slot order. However, position, the clips in the card will be played back once playback of a clip recorded continuously with clips continuously in the normal playback order, which is slot on other P2 cards inserted in multiple slots starts, the clips order.
■ Information display during continuous playback ◆ NOTE: • When the PROP (SHIFT + TC PRESET) button is held down • The slot(s) and clip(s) located before the cursor position on the during playback, the following screen appears. thumbnail screen when playback starts are not included for continuous playback.
Attaching Text Memos and Shot Marks Press the MENU button and choose [THUMBNAIL] – A text memo can be attached in a clip to mark a specific location. The user can attach shot marks to distinguish clips [TEXT MEMO CLIPS] from the thumbnail menu. from each other.
When the cursor is in the lower half of the thumbnail Attaching Shot Marks screen, use the right and left (b/a) cursor buttons to go to the thumbnail text memo you want to play back Attach shot marks to distinguish clips from each other. and press the PLAY button.
Copying Clips Clips can be copied to a P2 card in any slot, a hard disk or FTP ◆ NOTE: server. • To interrupt copying, press the SET button or the CANCEL (SHIFT + EXIT) button to cancel the operation. ◆...
Converting Clip Audio The audio of an AVC-Intra clip can be converted between 16- ◆ NOTE: bit and 24-bit and recorded on a P2 card or hard disk. • When converting clips on a hard disk, only a P2 card is selectable as a destination storage medium.
◆ NOTE: • No conversion is performed when any of the following error messages appear. – [LACK OF REC CAPACITY] Conversion failed because there was not enough space at the conversion destination. – [UNKNOWN CONTENTS FORMAT!] Conversion failed because the selected clip was bad or unknown.
Deleting Clips Use the following procedure to delete a defective clip from a P2 card. Open the thumbnail screen. Select the clip to delete. Press the MENU button. Use the cursor buttons to choose [OPERATION] – [DELETE] and press the SET button. Select [YES] and press the SET button.
Repairing and Reconnecting Clips on multiple cards are separately copied to a hard disk and then Repairing Bad Clips copied back to a P2 card. • When a 5-minute or longer DVCPRO HD or AVC Intra100 clip (10- minute or longer DVCPRO50 or AVC Intra50 and 20-minute or longer This section describes how to restore bad clips that have DVCPRO or DV clip) is copied to a hard disk drive and later written been damaged due sudden power outages during recording...
Viewing and Revising Clip Information Information added to clips Viewing Clip Information Indicates the number of indicators, attached text memos and voice memos in a clip. The mark appears when Detailed clip information can be displayed on the screen. the P2 card where the clip resides is write-protected. Open the thumbnail screen.
USER CLIP The name a user assigns to a clip. Revising Clip Metadata NAME: This normally includes a GLOBAL CLIP Use the steps below to revise clip metadata. VIDEO: Video signal system (FRAME RATE, PULL DOWN, Display clip metadata. ASPECT RATIO) AUDIO: Audio channel system and other Use the cursor buttons to select the metadata you...
P2 viewer allows you to use a PC for processing clips recorded on a P2 card. Download the latest version of P2 viewer from the URL given below. For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Install P2 viewer on a PC, create a metadata upload file and write it to an SD memory card.
■ Incrementing the counter value of the USER Counter value CLIP NAME for clips exceeding 4 GB In the following case, one shot is recorded as multiple clips The counter value is indicated as a four-digit number. When and the counter value is automatically incremented and recording method “TYPE 2”...
Use the cursor buttons to select [META DATA] – Use the cursor buttons to move the pointer and press [LOAD] and press the SET button. the SET button. The metadata name of the metadata upload file on the SD Use this function to check loaded metadata settings. memory card appears.
Press EXIT to exit the metadata confirmation dialog. Select [ON] and press the SET button. This setting records the loaded metadata simultaneous Deleting metadata with video recording. The USER CLIP NAME is attached to metadata as specified by the recording method. Use the following procedure to delete metadata stored in this unit.
Using SD/SDHC Memory Cards This unit can use SD and SDHC memory to store setup menus, recorded metadata and AVCHD recordings Requires AVCHD codec board (optional accessory). ◆ NOTE: • Further information on the above functions is provided in the following sections in this manual.
Select [YES] and press the SET button. The card is now formatted. ◆ NOTE: • To cancel formatting, select [NO] and press the SET button. • Check that no important data remains on a card before formatting since data erased by formatting cannot be recovered.
Formatting P2 Cards Formatting Individual P2 Cards Formatting All P2 Cards Open the thumbnail screen. Open the thumbnail screen. Press the MENU button. Press the MENU button. Use the cursor buttons to choose [OPERATION] – Use the cursor buttons to choose [OPERATION] – [FORMAT] –...
Checking Card Status Use the following procedure to display P2 card slot status and P2 card usage and other card information on the screen for checking. Selecting Information to Display Select whether remaining capacity or used capacity should appear in the P2 card information. Open the thumbnail screen.
Displaying Card Status Information After completing the settings described on the previous page, Write protect mark you can use the procedure described below to check the A write-protected P2 card is indicated by the mark status of P2 cards in P2 card slots. displayed here.
Editing Playlist Function This unit allows the user to create a playlist that combines the desired audio and video sections recorded on a P2 card. The user can play back the clip sections on the playlist to check what the created footage will look like after editing. Sections of audio and video selected for playback are referred to as an event and a list of such events is called a playlist.
Editing Workflow Playlist mode uses a player and a recorder to create a playlist Press the PLAYER button to switch to player (left that stores editing results. side) operations. The PLAYER button goes on during player operation. Player The player thumbnails or playback video appear on the left side of the playlist screen.
Insert Editing Mode and Overwrite Handling of Sections without Audio Editing Mode and Video In playlist mode, events can be added either in insert editing Overwrite editing can generate sections on the timeline mode or in overwrite editing mode. missing both audio and video. When played back, sections Use the EDITMODE button to switch between the two modes.
Names and Functions of the Playlist Screen The picture below shows that the playlist interface is made up of four elements. Recorder screen Player screen Timeline Data bar Player screen The player screen consists of the player thumbnail screen that shows thumbnails and the player playback screen that shows player video .
DUR: Indicates the duration between the set Green Indicates the rough location of the IN IN and the OUT points on the player triangle (a): point when a player IN point is set. when the IN and OUT buttons are ◆...
OUT: Indicates the time code of the OUT Audio channel 2 point set on the recorder when the OUT Audio channel 3 button is pressed. Audio channel 4 DUR: Indicates the duration between the set • Selected status IN and OUT points of the recorder when the IN and OUT buttons are Orange: Selected track...
Mark indicating change in audio level ◆ NOTE: This mark appears on events to indicate that a change • Follow the instructions below to make clip selections. ➝ For details, refer to “Buttons Used in Playlist Operations” in audio level has occurred, but only if the event has (page 90).
◆ NOTE: • No indication appears for playlists without names. • Playlist names that are too long are abbreviated and end in “..”. Indication of slots storing playlist files The numbers of slots that store playlist files are indicated in white. Slots that do not store a playlist are indicated in white “-”...
Buttons Used in Playlist Operations 1312 14 7 9 15 17 16 8 18 19 PLAY LIST button MULTI SEL (SHIFT This operation selects all events Press to engage the playlist mode to create playlists or + SET) button after from a previously selected play back created playlists.
PLAYER/ SOURCE SELECT button Up and down Moves up or down tracks in events cursor buttons at the current playback position. PLAYER button (▲ / ▼): Hold down the SHIFT button and Use this button to switch between player and recorder press the ▲...
• When an event is selected (blue frame) VIDEO/A1/A2/A3 (SHIFT + A1)/A4 (SHIFT + A2) Use to fine adjust IN and OUT points for recorder of button selected event. Selects tracks for editing. Audio channels 5 to 8 cannot ➝Refer to “Revising Registered Events” (page 103). be selected for editing, but when the source clip is SHIFT + IN + TRIM (+/–) button available, choose [SETTING] –...
PLAY/REVIEW button ◆ NOTE: PLAY button • Levels cannot be adjusted during playback of a playlist. Use to play back video on the player or recorder. REVIEW (SHIFT + PLAY) button Use to review playback of event at the cursor location or temporarily registered event during recorder operation.
Preparing for Playlist Creation Press the MENU button. This chapter will describe the setup required prior to creating playlists. Use the cursor buttons to choose [SETTING] – [REPLACE TC] – [REPLACE] and press the SET Setting System Frequency button. Use setup menu No. 25 (SYSTEM FREQ) to adjust the system Select [ON] and press the SET button.
◆ NOTE: Other Settings • Press the MENU button, choose [SETTING] – [AUDIO CH] – [RESET] to reset all audio channels to their defaults. • The settings described here can also be used for switching audio channel operations. Setting preroll time ➝For details, refer to “Switching audio channels”...
Setting up voice-over recording Naming Playlists This sets the presence of mix recording and recorded audio Use the steps below to name playlists. output required for recording voice-overs (refer to “Recording Voice-Overs” (page 111)). Press the PLAY LIST button to open the playlist Use the following setup menus.
Creating Playlists Registering Events in a Playlist To register an event in a playlist, either set IN and OUT points using the player and the recorder, or select clips from the player thumbnails. Setting IN and OUT points to assign an event Defining any three of four points (the IN and OUT points of both the player and the recorder) automatically defines the...
Press the THUMBNAIL button to switch to player Switching between player and recorder video. The THUMBNAIL button goes off and the screen shows the video of the player. Press the PLAYER button to switch to recorder operations. The PLAYER button goes off and the right side of the screen appears in a yellow frame.
◆ NOTE: Limiting the number of clips used as a • To select specific clips as a player, select clips to be used from player the player thumbnails and select [SELECTED CLIPS]. The clips then appear in the order they were selected. The player is normally composed of all clips on a P2 card that •...
Set the OUT point of the player. • When the IN and OUT points of the player spans multiple clips, multiple events are created. While looking at the player screen, hold down the OUT button and press the ENTRY button at the end location of 00:00:01:15 the required section to set the player OUT point.
Revising IN and OUT points for the player Preview and assigning events (when the and recorder player is a P2 card) After setting the IN or OUT point, preview to check edit result on the recorder. 2,3,4 Switch to player or recorder operation. Press the PLAYER button to switch to player or recorder Press the PREVIEW button to preview.
The event is recorded and appears on the timeline. Preview and assigning events (when the player is an external device (RS-422A) or hard disk) After setting the IN or OUT point, preview to check edit result on the recorder. ◆ NOTE: •...
second), then recording starts. ◆ NOTE: Recording stops when the OUT point is reached or the • To divide the video of an event using text memos during event STOP button is pressed. registration, choose [SETTING] - [DIVIDED APPEND] and select [ON].
Example showing overwrite editing of Event2 whose IN Start trimming. point is trimmed by 1 frame in + direction Hold down the IN (OUT) button and press the TRIM+ or TRIM– button to open the trimming dialog. Press TRIM+ or (A1 is the first frame from the beginning of ClipA that Event1 TRIM–...
Cutting events Moving events Events can be cut (divided) at the recorder playback location Selected events can be moved. V, A1 to A4 events whose IN (indicated by the yellow bar on the timeline). and OUT points are aligned on the timeline can be moved. The destination is also limited to events at V and A1 to A4 cursor location with IN points.
Deleting events Deleting all events Selected events can be deleted. The result of a deletion You can use the following function to delete all events in a depends on whether the operation was performed in insert or playlist. This operation differs from creating new playlists overwrite editing.
Select an event. Press the MENU button. Select the event where audio channels should be switched. Multiple events can be selected. Use the cursor buttons to choose [FILE] – [SAVE AS] and press the SET button. Set the channel. Press the MENU button, choose [SETTING] – [AUDIO CH] from the menu and set the channels to be input to each channel.
Use the cursor buttons to choose [FILE] – [OPEN] and press the SET button. Use the cursor buttons to select the number of the P2 card slot containing the file to import and press the SET button. Press the PLAY LIST button to open the playlist screen.
• Export is not available for events without video (a video event Exporting a Playlist indicated in a red frame or a blank space). • Do not remove a P2 card for which export is being executed and the LED of the card slot flashes. The registered events can be exported to a P2 card, hard disk, or FTP server.
Deleting Playlist Files Use the steps below to delete a playlist files stored on a P2 ◆ NOTE: card. • Press the MULTI SEL (SHIFT + SET) button to quickly select continuous files. Then all files from the file previously selected Press the PLAY LIST button to open the playlist by pressing the SET button to the cursor location where the MULTI SEL button was pressed will be selected.
Recording Voice-Overs This function allows you to make voice-overs and use them in editing. Recording can be performed on one or two channels. It is also possible to mix input sound with playback sound. Voice-overs are displayed on the timeline as an audio event. ◆...
Starting voice-over recording Voice-Over after Assigning the IN and OUT Points Find the starting point of the voice-over, and press the IN + ENTRY button. Press the PLAY LIST button to open the playlist Use the operation buttons or the search dial to find the screen.
Voice-over from playback status Find a location before the starting point of the voice- over. Use the operation buttons or the search dial to move to a location before the starting point of the voice-over. Use the PLAY button to start playback. Hold down the REC button and press the PLAY button where you want to start a voice-over.
Setting Audio Level A fixed or variable audio level can be set for a specified section of the playlist. Review or playlist playback occurs at the set audio level while Edit Copy generates material at the set audio level. The audio level can be bet set when registering an event or for a specific audio section of already existing playlist. ◆...
• Pressing the STOP button to interrupt preview makes settings valid Changing Audio Level in an Event until stopping. Audio level after the interruption point in the event is set to the same level as the interruption point. during Event Registration Setting Audio Levels for Specific When registering a new event in a playlist, change the audio level during the registration of the event.
Check audio level by performing a review or playlist playback. A review after setting the IN and OUT points in an event and changing the audio recording level will play back the event from start to end. To perform a playback check only of the section where the audio recording level was changed, press the SEEK TO IN POINT (IN + GOTO) button and playback will start after locating the IN point.
Viewing Event and Clip Information Event information Event Property Indication • IN point, OUT point thumbnails (video that corresponds to the IN and OUT points in the source material for audio The EVENT PROPERTY dialog provides a variety of event) and time code values information on the event at the cursor location.
Use the cursor buttons to select the thumbnail that you want information about. Press the MENU button. Use the cursor buttons to choose [PROPERTY] and press the SET button. ◆ NOTE: • You can also press the PROP (SHIFT + TC PRESET) button instead of performing the operations provided after step 3.
Playing Back Playlists Playing Back Playlists Reviewing Events Follow the steps below to play back a playlist. Use the steps below to play back and check the event at the cursor location. Press the PLAY LIST button to open the playlist Press the PLAY LIST button to open the playlist screen.
Creating New Clips from the Playlist (Edit Copy) Edit Copy is a function that allows you to use the playlist to create new clips. ◆ NOTE: • The user can set a time code for playback that will be used as the start value for the time code for a clip created using Edit Copy. If necessary, set the time code at playback prior to an Edit Copy.
• When [SETTING] – [AUDIO CH] – [CH5-8] is set to NONE in the menu, channels 5 to 8 are not output. When set to channels 5 to 8, channels 5 to 8 of the video event are output to the clip at the destination of Edit Copy.
Editing and Overwriting Clips (Rewrite Edit) Rewrite Edit is an editing method that allows you to modify a clip and overwrite it. In this section, a source clip is called a “base clip.” Perform editing. 4,6,8 Only overwrite editing is enabled. After editing, use the cursor buttons to choose Press the PLAY LIST button to open the playlist [OPERATION] –...
◆ NOTE: • Do not remove a P2 card or turn off the power of the unit while the clip is being overwritten and stored (during REWRITE CLIP). Either action may damage the clip. • Rewrite Edit does not allow changing the length of a clip. •...
Use of P2 viewer, which can be downloaded from the following site, allows you to manipulate clips stored on a P2 card on a Windows PC. For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ USB2.0 ◆ NOTE: • For details regarding connections, refer to the Operating Instructions supplied with the PC and the application software.
Connecting a PC to This Unit Switching to USB Device Mode Press the MODE (SHIFT+REMOTE) button to return to regular mode. ◆ NOTE: • Recording and playback are not available in the USB device mode. • In the playlist mode, the MODE (SHIFT+REMOTE) button is not available during remote operation.
Using This Unit With a Hard Disk Supported Hard Disks This unit supports the following hard disks types. • Panasonic portable hard disk unit P2 store (AJ-PCS060G) • A hard disk that supports the USB 2.0 interface • A hard disk that supports the eSATA interface ◆...
• A hard disk is a high-precision instrument whose read and write functions may fail if used in an unsuitable environment. Please 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.
Select [YES] in the confirmation message that Formatting Hard Disks appears and press the SET button. Follow the steps below to initialize a hard disk in a TYPE S or When the confirmation message appears again, FAT format. select [YES] and press the SET button. The hard disk will now be formatted.
URL listed below. This allows you to mount the specified folder when a hard disk is connected to a Windows Press the MENU button. For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Use the cursor buttons to choose [HDD (USB or When the export operation ends, “COPY COMPLETED!”...
Press the MENU button. Displaying Hard Disk Information (Explorer Screen) Use the cursor buttons to select [OPERATION] – [COPY] – [HDD (USB or eSATA)] and press the SET Use the steps below to display hard disk information and button. select hard disk partitions and folders. A selected partition can also easily be used as a player in editing playlists.
Disk information Partition information (for a TYPE S hard disk or P2 store disk) The following information appears. Hard disk that PARTITION: TYPE S/ Check marks appear for makes it possible P2 STORE selected partition. to read and write VENDOR: Name of vendor NUMBER (NO.): Partition number (1 - )
Partitions or holders are selected and changes to Press the ENTRY button to confirm the name. Deleting the last partition You can now use the selected partition or folder as a Use the steps below to delete the last partition. target for processing.
Select [YES] and press the SET button. Importing/Copying Data from a Hard The data will now be imported. Disk to a P2 Card or FTP Server When the import operation ends, the message “COPY COMPLETED” appears. ◆ NOTE: Importing data by partition (TYPE S hard •...
Hard disk information Displaying Clip Thumbnails on a SERIAL: P2 card serial number Hard Disk MODEL: P2 card model name SELECTED A check mark appears for the You can display thumbnails and manage clips stored on the PART.: selected partition. hard disk in the same way as clips on P2 cards.
Viewing Hard Disk Clip Information Use the steps below to view a variety of metadata on clips stored on a hard disk. It shows information in the same way as the P2 card clip property. Move the cursor to a clip in the hard disk thumbnail screen.
Playing Back Audio and Video of Hard Disk Clips for Confirmation Open the hard disk thumbnail screen. Use the cursor buttons to select the clip you want to view. Press the PLAY button. Playback starts from the clip at the cursor position. When the clip is completely played back, the following clips are played back.
External Remote Control Remote Operation of External Devices Use the RS-422A interface to send commands to an external Indications during control of external device to control it. devices The following functions permit remote control. • PLAY, STOP, SEARCH, FF, REW In external control mode, the PLAYER lamp goes on and the •...
Automatic Recording of Cards Registering IN and OUT points makes possible automatic recording (AUTO CAPTURE) between those two points. Enter the mode that permits control of external devices. Press the PLAYER button when the unit is in the recording/ playback mode. Select an area for capture.
Connecting This Unit to a Network The network connector (1000Base-T, 100Base-TX, 10Base-T) allows you to connect the unit to a network to transfer clips to network servers, browse Web sites, launch network services to use them. (Functions) • FTP client function enables the unit to send and receive clips •...
Setting: Item Description Set value Factory defaults MAC ADDRESS MAC ADDRESS (unique ID) Cannot be changed. Set value (cannot be changed) DHCP DHCP setting ENABLE: Uses DHCP (automatic assignment) DISABLE DISABLE: Does not use DHCP (automatic assignment) IP ADDRESS IP address Enter using the ten keypad 192.168.0.2 SUBNET MASK...
HTTP CLIENT: Item Description Setup procedure Factory defaults START PAGE URL URL of page displayed when Enter using the full keyboard. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ browser starts up PROXY SERVER Turns PROXY server on or off ENABLE: Enables PROXY server DISABLE DISABLE: Disables PROXY server...
■ Changing password and deleting user User settings for server service Move the cursor to the user whose password is to be Select [USER LOGIN SETTING] and open any of the following changed or deleted. screens to make the required settings. ■...
■ Opening the connection log (LOG) Use the cursor buttons to select [YES] when the message [SURE?] appears and press the SET Open the thumbnail screen. button. ■ Saving settings to an SD memory card Press the MENU button to open the menu. Open the network screen.
Gray: Gray indicates that the LAN is set Using FTP Client Functions to off. White: White indicates that the LAN is Use of FTP client functions requires LAN and FTP client set to on. settings. Yellow: Yellow indicates that a LAN cable is connected and that the List of FTP server folders (FTP explorer network is running.
• An error may be generated when network operations are ◆ NOTE: performed right after connecting a LAN cable or when a • Pressing the SET button in the CONTENTS folder will not display previous operation was interrupted. thumbnails. Be sure to press the SET button in folders above the •...
Deleting Clips on the FTP Server Transferring clips to the FTP server (export copy) Clips on the FTP server that are no longer necessary can be Open the thumbnail screen to select a clip to transfer deleted in the same way as clips on P2 cards. ➝Refer to “Deleting Clips”...
Writing back clips from the FTP server (import copy) Use the steps below to write back selected clips from an FTP server on the network to a P2 card or hard disk. Open the FTP thumbnail screen. Select the clip to copy from the thumbnails displayed on the server.
Press the SET button to start exporting. Transferring SD Memory Card Data ◆ NOTE: • The number of files, their size, network status and other Use the steps below to transfer data from an SD memory card conditions may lengthen the time required for exporting. to an FTP server or write back data from an FTP server to an •...
“LAN” appears on the screen after switching modes. ◆ NOTE: To return to normal operating mode, press the • To interrupt an import operation, press the SET button, select MODE (SHIFT+REMOTE) button again. [YES] in the cancel confirmation dialog that appears and press “MAIN MODE”...
• When the unit copies data to a hard disk, it saves the data to Click a slot number tab to open the list of clips of the compatible partitions (01-23) on a TYPE S hard disk and to partition specified slot.
The browser screen appears on the screen after • The home page of the browser may not be displayed depending on the network environment in use. In this case, use [History] – switching modes. [Home] to display the home page. •...
■ Operations from USB keyboard Connect a USB keyboard to control the browser. Direction keys and Move link focus. TAB key: ENTER key: Use to confirm settings. Description [Alt]+[Home] Displays the home page. [Alt]+[left] Returns to the previous page. [Alt]+[right] Proceeds to the next page.
RS-232C Interface An RS-232C interface connection with a PC makes it possible to operate this unit via commands. Conditions for receiving commands Send Format via an RS-232C interface RS-232C Interface • The front panel REMOTE button is on. • If the above condition is not met, [ACK] + [STX] ERR001 [ETX] is returned to external devices.
■ When data is incorrect or an error has occurred Return format in the deck Returns a reception completed message. RS-232C Interface [ACK] Returns an error code. [STX] [ERN [ETX] Error code The following responses are made to a command. If Error code list necessary, more than one response may be made.
Command table Operation control commands ◆ NOTE: • The initial [STX] and final [ETX] codes in send commands and return (completion) messages are not included in the table. • A return (completion) message returns [ACK] when data is received. Then an execution message is returned. The execution messages are described in the table below.
OFF: FAST FORWARD OPL: PLAY ORC: REC ORW: REWIND OSP: STOP SRS: (IN/OUT) PREROLL OSF: SHTL FORWARD OSR: SHTL REVERSE OJG: JOG FORWARD/REVERSE OSW: VAR FORWARD/REVERSE ID REQUEST Device used data AJ-HPD2500P: For the AJ-HPD2500P AJ-HPD2500E: For the AJ-HPD2500E Connections: RS-232C Interface...
Clip Select Function About the Clip Select Function Use the clip select function to play back only one clip. ◆ NOTE: Clip Select Setting • The clip select function is available when setup menu No.25 (SYSTEM FREQ) is set to 50 or 59.94. •...
SD memory 8 MB Cannot be used. Can be used. cards 16 MB • Use of the Panasonic SD memory cards, miniSD memory 32 MB - Normal operation is cards and microSD cards is recommended. 256 MB not guaranteed. Be sure to format SD memory cards on this unit.
Select [CARD FUNCTIONS] – [CARD FORMAT] and SD memory card slots and access lamps press the SET button. Select [YES] in the screen shown below that appears. To Clips recorded on SD memory cards inserted in the SD/SDHC cancel formatting, select [NO]. memory card slot on the AJ-HPD2500 can be played back as thumbnails and video clips corded on P2 cards.
Recovery of SD memory cards Do not remove an SD memory card or turn the power off when the SD memory card access lamp is blinking. If an SD memory card is accidentally removed when the SD memory card access lamp is blinking or the power is turned off during recording or in the final phase of recording, turn the power on again, switch to AVCHD mode to open a screen that prompts you to repair the clip.
Operating the AVCHD Thumbnail Screens Screen configuration This mainly involves regular AJ-HPD2500 operations and AVCHD (optional) operations. Screen configuration is shown below. AVCHD clips are played back from the AVCHD mode thumbnail screen. Normal mode PLAY THUMBNAIL THUMBNAIL MODE (SHIFT +REMOTE) button AVCHD mode...
■ Opening menus Switching to AVCHD mode Press the MENU button when thumbnails are displayed. Use the steps below to switch to AVCHD mode. Press the MODE (SHIFT+REMOTE) button to open the mode select menu. ◆ NOTE: 2) 3) • AVCHD display and selection are available only when setup menu No.
Y-M-D: Year/month/day M-D-Y: Month/day/year D-M-Y: Day/month/year The default setting for the AJ-HPD2500P is “M-D-Y”, and for the AJ-HPD2500E is “D-M-Y”. Press the MENU button to return to the thumbnail screen. AVCHD Recording and Playback: Using an Optional AVCHD Board...
DELETE: Deleting and protecting clips Deletes Clips. (OPERATION) ALL CLIPS: Deletes all clips. Select [YES]/[NO] and press the SET button. Use the steps below to delete or protect clips. SELECT: Deletes selected clips. Select [SELECT:], press the SET button, move the cursor to Press the MODE (SHIFT+REMOTE) button to switch the clip you want to select, and then to the AVCHD mode.
CARD STATUS: Formatting card, checking clip and card SD memory card information appears. information (CARD FUNCTIONS) Use the steps below to format SD memory cards and check clips and SD card information. Press the MODE (SHIFT+REMOTE) button to switch to the AVCHD mode. ➝Refer to “Switching to AVCHD mode”...
• ALTITUDE (altitude of shooting AVCCAM Viewer can be downloaded from the site listed location) below. • LONGITUDE (longitude of shooting For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ location) • LATITUDE (latitude of shooting To clear the clip metadata screen, press the left (b) cursor location) button.
CARD READ: Uploading metadata (META DATA) Loads metadata stored on an SD memory card into this unit. Select whether or not you want to load the data In addition to uploading metadata, use this function to perform ([YES]/[NO]) and press the SET button. This unit can show the operations listed below.
USER CLIP NAME to be recorded Press the up and down (4/5) cursor buttons to select • When clip metadata is loaded playback format and press the SET button. TYPE1: Loaded data TYPE2: Loaded data + counter value • When clip metadata is not loaded or when loaded clip metadata is not to be recorded TYPE1: A 5-digit serial number assigned in...
To turn off resume playback, set to [OFF] in step 4. Slow/fast forward/rewind ◆ NOTE: Use the search dial during playback or pause to select • A change in setting will not change the resume playback setting playback speed. of a P2 card. Press the PLAY button to return to normal playback.
Set the time code. ◆ NOTE: Use the TCG switch to set INT REGEN, INT PRESET or • During dubbing, recording does not start from the beginning of EXT. If EXT is set, recording of TC and UB values on an SD memory card.
Recording P2 card material in AVCHD Recording remote input signals To make a recording in AVCHD from a P2 card, perform the External signals are simultaneously recorded to a P2 card and required clip editing in playlist mode and play back the final an SD memory card.
Setup Unit Setup The settings for this unit consist of SYSTEM, BASIC, OPERATION, INTERFACE, EDIT, TIME CODE, VIDEO, AUDIO, LCD and MENU. The SYSTEM setting values are stored in the SYSTEM file. The other setting values are stored in the user setting file. Up to five user files (USER1 to USER5) can be saved.
Changing Settings The menus superimposed on the LCD monitor and a monitor (when the SUPER switch on the upper front panel is set to “ON”) connected to the MON OUT, SD SDI MON OUT or SDI OUT connector make it possible to change settings. Superimposed information to the output connectors can be selected in setup menu No.005 (SUPER).
You can assign four of the items that are most often changed Press the PF button (1 to 3) required to bring up the to the PF buttons to enable quick changes of the setting item to change. values. Each press of the button updates the setting value. Assign a setting item to the PF button and perform the following operation to change setting values.
Setup Menu SETUP MENU SYSTEM ENCODER SEL (➝page 178) 001 LOCAL ENA SYS H(HD) 002 CTL DISP SYS SC(SD) BASIC 003 REMAIN SEL SYS H(SD) (➝page 180) 005 SUPER SCH COAR(SD) 006 DISPLAY SEL SCH FINE(SD) 007 CHARA H-POS AV PHASE 008 CHARA V-POS SYSTEM FREQ 009 CHARA TYPE...
VIDEO 601 VIDEO INT SG (➝page 193) 602 SDI IN MODE 620 DOWNCON MODE AUDIO 701 CH1 IN LV 621 UPCONV MODE (➝page 197) 702 CH2 IN LV 626 D/C ENH H 706 CH1 OUT LV 627 D/C ENH V 707 CH2 OUT LV 638 IN U/C MODE 710 MONIL OUT LV...
Item Settings SYSTEM The system menu specifies HD SDI and SD SDI outputs, analog composite output, phase adjustment of audio output, system frequency, phase of SD REF input of HD SDI output, and system file lock. • XX indicates factory default settings. Item Setting Settings and brief function description...
Adjusts audio output phase relative to video output (in 20.8 µs steps). –: Advances audio output phase relative to video output. 0128 +: Delays audio output phase relative to video output. AV PHASE 0255 For AJ-HPD2500P Sets system frequency. 0: 59.94 Hz 0000 59.94 1: 50 Hz 0001 2: 23.98 Hz...
Video Output Signal Adjustments The control matrix for adjustments is shown below. When CMPNT is selected in setup menu No. 650 (STYLE) When CMPST is selected in setup menu No. 650 (STYLE) Setting Adjustment Setting Adjustment 05: ENCODER SEL 653: Y LVL 05: ENCODER SEL 662: V LEVEL 654: Pb LVL...
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 59.94Hz 50Hz 23.98Hz 29.97Hz 59-23Hz 25Hz 0001 LCD&M only 60-25Hz 0002 Specifies whether superimposed information will be output to VIDEO/SD SDI MON or SDI OUT. 0: Not output (LCD monitor only) 1: Output to LCD monitor and VIDEO MON, SD SDI MON SUPER 2: Output to LCD monitor and VIDEO MON, SD SDI MON, SDI OUT...
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 only 59.94Hz 50Hz 0001 DOWN Specifies the display content when the counter display is CTL. 0: The counter advances forward when playback direction is forward, and backward when playback direction is reverse. CTL COUNT 1: The counter advances backward when playback direction is forward, and forward when playback direction is reverse, such that the counter display reaches 00:00:00:00...
Setup menu setting Recording format No.025: REC FMT(HD) No.25: SYSTEM FREQ No.020: SYS FORMAT DVCPRO AVC-Intra50/100 1080p 1080/29.97p 29.97 720p 720/29.97p 720/29.97p 1080p 1080/25p 720p 720/25p 720/25p 1080p 1080/23.98p 59-23 720p 720/23.98p 720/23.98p 60-24 720/23.98p 720/23.98p 60-25 720/25p 720/25p Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER...
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 NORMAL only 59.94Hz 0001 SLTC Specifies the reference to synchronize the frames for recording. 0: The input video signal is automatically identified and serves as reference. 1: The time code which is input to the SD I IN connector is identified and serves as reference.
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 59.94Hz 50Hz 23.98Hz 29.97Hz 59-23Hz 25Hz 0001 only 60-25Hz Determines whether a switch to full screen mode will be made or the GUI will be retained when thumbnail playback is started. 0: Switches to full screen mode.
Time difference City/Region +06:00 Dacca +06:30 Yangon +07:00 Bangkok +07:30 +08:00 Beijing +08:30 +09:00 Tokyo +09:30 Darwin Islands +10:00 Guam +10:30 Lord Howe Island +11:00 Solomon Islands +11:30 Norfolk Islands +12:00 New Zealand +12:45 Chatham Islands +13:00 –12:00 Kwajalein Atoll –11:30 –11:00 Midway Islands...
OPERATION This menu allows you to set method for engaging search dial operations, maximum shuttle speed operation, maximum speed of FF and REW operation, NEXT and PREV seek operations, display of warning messages when REF.VIDEO is not connected, PLAY delay time, display of warnings when power is too low, voltage when the power supply is turned off. •...
• When set to something other than OFF, “AREC” is displayed on the first line of the superimposed information screen. • Press the REMOTE button to turn the button on. Refer to “Panasonic camera- recorders, recording formats and recording/stopping signals (Recording Mark)” on this page before selecting TYPE1 or TYPE2.
ID SEL NOTE: • Select [OTHER] for ID data for a VTR other than a DVCPRO. • Select [ORIG] only when specific Panasonic controllers (such as AJ-A850, separately sold accessory) are connected. 0000 Determines whether or not REMOTE connector commands should be extended to the clip select function and the LAN and USB switching function.
EDIT This function determines unit mode after a cue-up operation. • XX indicates factory default settings. Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 STOP Selects unit mode after cue-up operation. 0001 STILL 0: STOP mode AFTER CUE-UP 1: Still picture (SHTL +0.0) mode 0002...
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. When set to only 59.94Hz 50Hz 29.97Hz 25Hz 59.94 Hz, 29.97 Hz Specifies the position where the VITC signal will be inserted. 0000 NOTE: • You cannot select the same line as in setup menu No. 501 (VITC POS-1). 0008 •...
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 only 59.94Hz 29.97Hz 0001 Sets the DF or NDF mode for CTL and TCG. DF MODE 0: Uses drop frame mode. 1: Uses non-drop frame mode. 0000 VOUT only 59.94Hz 50Hz...
VIDEO This menu is used for video settings. • XX indicates factory default settings. Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 100%CB Sets the internal signal type. SMPTE and ARIB signals are available in HD mode only (black in SD mode).
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. When set to 59.94 Hz, only 59.94Hz 50Hz 29.97Hz 25Hz 60-25Hz 29.97 Hz Specifies the video signal output from the video output connector. 0000 AUTO 0: Switches output automatically depending on current recording and playback format. 0001 1080i 1: 1080/59.94i or 1080/50i...
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 0.0% only 59.94Hz 50Hz 29.97Hz 25Hz 60-25Hz level of SD SDI and analog composite output (– ∞ to 0 dB to +3 dB). Adjusts the P Pb LVL(SD) 1000 100.0% NOTE:...
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 BLANK only 59.94Hz 0001 THRU Turns on and off closed caption signals in the first field output from the SD SDI and analog composite output during playback. CC (F1) BLANK 0: Signals are forcibly blanked.
AUDIO This menu is used for audio settings. • XX indicates factory default settings. Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 Specifies the standard level for audio input (CH1). 0001 CH1 IN LV 0002 –3dB 0003 –20dB 0000...
0: Records on two channels. 25M REC CH 1: Records on four channels. NOTE: DVCPROHD, AVC-Intra50 and AVC-Intra100 always record on 8 channels, and DVCPRO50 always records on 4 channels. For AJ-HPD2500P Specifies the standard level. 0: –20 dB 0000 FS-20 1: –18 dB...
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 only 23.98Hz 24Hz 59-23Hz 60-24Hz 0001 Determines whether or not the output timing of analog audio output, headphones output, monitor output and AES/EBU output are delayed to synchronize them with SDI output. 0: Not delayed AUD OUT DLY The output is synchronized with LCD monitor and VIDEO OUT output.
Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. Specifies the playback channels that will be output via CH4. 0: Audio output of CH4 CH3+4 1: Audio output of CH3 and CH4 CH2+4 2: Audio output of CH2 and CH4 CH1+4 PB CH4 3: Audio output of CH1 and CH4...
This menu is used for setting up the LCD monitor. • XX indicates factory default settings. Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 Sets LCD protect mode. 0001 OFF: Protect mode is off. ON: Protect mode is on. NOTE: LCD PROTECT •...
MENU This menu is used for menu settings. • XX indicates factory default settings. Item Setting Settings and brief function description Remarks SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 USER2 Specifies user files loaded in USER 1. Setting available 0: Loads the contents of USER 2 for USER1 only 0001 USER3...
■ Switching system frequency Use the steps below to change system frequency. Change setting in setup menu No. 25 (SYSTEM FREQ). Press the MENU button. The following confirmation dialog appears to enable the setting. Press the SET button to enable the new setting. Press the EXIT button to disable the new setting.
CARD WRITE Press the MENU button, select A11 CARD WRITE from USER1 in the setup menu and press the SET button. Select the files to be written in the file menu that appears and press the SET button. • Files that are not written are indicated as [NO FILE]. •...
Time Code, User Bit and CTL Use the setup menu No. 504 (RUN MODE) to set the Time code run mode for the time code generator. The time code is used when the time code signal generated REC: The internal time code generator advances by the time code generator is to be recorded.
Setting the external time code Make the following settings in setup menu No. 507 (EXT TC SEL). EXT_L: The LTC signal input to the TIME CODE IN connector (BNC) on the rear panel is recorded as TC. SVITC: The VITC signal attached to the serial signal input to the SDI IN (HD) connector is recorded as a time code.
Menu Menu Recorded time code Selected video No. 507 EXT No. 518 VITC switch input signal SBC area VAUX area TC SEL HD SDI SVITC on input video signal *3 Internal TCG value CMPST / SD SDI VITC on input video signal *3 (REGEN / HD SDI PRESET)
Superimpose Screen Control signals, time code and other information are indicated Display position by abbreviations. Use setup menu No. 007 (CHARA H-POS) and No. 008 Display monitor (CHARA V-POS) to change the position of characters in the superimposed display. Abbreviation Display monitor Display monitor Abbreviations:...
List of Compatible Input and Output Formats ■ System Frequency Settings Use setup menu No. 25 (SYSTEM FREQ) to select the following input and output formats. Recording format Input signal System frequency SDI output 1080/59.94i 1080/59.94i 59.94 720/59.94P 480/59.94i 1080/50i 1080/50i 720/50P 576/50i...
Recording format Input signal System frequency SDI output *4 1080/29.97PsF 1080/29.97PsF 59.94 720/59.94P 480/59.94i 1080/23.98PsF 1080/59.94i 1080/23.98P over 59.94i 59.94 720/59.94P 480/59.94i 1080/23.98PsF 1080/24PsF 1080/25PsF 720/59.94P 720/59.94P 59.94 1080/59.94i 480/59.94i DVCPRO HD 720/50P 720/50P 1080/50i 576/50i 720/59.94P 720/29.97P over 59.94P 29.97 1080/29.97PsF 480/59.94i...
Audio V Fade Function This section describes the differences between audio processing provided by setup menu No. 731 (PB FADE) settings. Setup menu No. 731 (PB FADE) settings make it possible to perform audio V fade or cut processing between clips and events during clip selection and playback or playlist playback.
Audio Recording Channels Selection Audio Recording Channels Depending on setup menu 725 - 728 (REC CH1 to 4) settings, the VIDEO IN (SHIFT + EDIT MODE) / AUDIO IN (SHIFT + VIDEO) buttons on the front panel allows you to select the following input signals.
For Long and Trouble-Free Operation Condensation Condensation occurs due to the same principle involved when droplets of water form on a window pane of a heated room. It occurs when this unit or a card is moved between places where the temperature or humidity varies greatly or when, for instance: •...
Error Messages When a warning occurs in this unit, the error number is DIAG menu indicated on the counter display. Open the DIAG menu to view a description of the error on the counter display or a LCD This menu shows deck information. Deck information includes monitor.
WARNING Information Display • A warning message is displayed whenever a warning occurs. When no warnings have been detected, “NO WARNING” is displayed. • When multiple warnings occur, turn the search dial to check the descriptions of each warning. If “T&S&M” is selected in setup menu No. 006 (DISPLAY SEL), a message appears in the mode display whenever a warning or error occurs.
Monitor display Description Deck operation Counter display Displayed when a voice-over recording is attempted on a P2 card or when LACK OF REC external device or external input is selected for a player of the playlist and the Operation continues CANTADUB CAP.
Display Description Deck operation Character code RUNDOWN The maximum number of overwrites has been exceeded. (* indicates the slot number Operation CARD<******> where the error occurred.) This P2 card should be replaced. continues Displayed for 3 seconds when a dropout due to reduced hard disk performance occurs Operation HDD INTERMITTENT during hard disk playback for monitoring purposes.
The following warning messages appear when an incorrect operation is attempted in the thumbnail playlist screen. Item Message Description Measure CANNOT ACCESS Cannot access gateway server. Check if LAN setup is correct. GATEWAY! CHECK LAN SETTING CANNOT ACCESS! Data cannot be accessed because it is corrupted Restore media and clips to normal state before or for other reasons.
Item Message Description Measure UNKNOWN DATA! The metadata character code is invalid. Use UTF-8 for the metadata character code. Use the viewer to enter correct characters. USER CLIP NAME Characters in the clip name had to be deleted in The user clip name plus the counter value can only Thumbnail MODIFIED! adding the counter value.
Item Message Description Measure CANNOT OPERATE: Since the selected events include an A.DUB Remove the A.DUB event from the selection. A.DUB EVENT event, operation is not possible. INCLUDED CANNOT OPERATE: Since the selected events include a blank event, Remove the blank event from the selection. BLANK EVENT operation is not possible.
Item Message Description Measure DIFFERENT SYSTEM Some files have a different system frequency. Use only files with the same system frequency. FREQUENCY! DURATION The selected process cannot be performed Delete data to reduce the duration to less than 24 LIMITATION! because playlist duration exceeds 24 hours.
AVCHD warning information (when the AJ-YCX250G AVCHD codec board (optional) is installed) The following lists major warning messages displayed on the LCD monitor. For details on other warning messages, follow the instructions given in the messages. Message Description CANNOT BE USED DUE TO INCOMPATIBLE DATA. This data conforms to a different standard and cannot be used.
■ Multiple recording modes Recording format = 1080/60i Playback format = 1080/60i (30P) Recording format Recording format Recording format Recording format Recording format HG 1080/60i PH 1080/60i HA 1080/60i HE 1080/60i HA 1080/60i Playback is smooth when going from Video stops briefly during the switch between clips. HA mode to HG mode and from HG mode to HA mode.
List of Shortcuts ■ When GUI display is on Thumbnail GUI Playlist GUI Shortcut keys Name Description Name Description Moves to first thumbnail. SHIFT+ 4 (UP) Moves to first thumbnail. Moves to the top (video) track on the timeline. Moves to last thumbnail. SHIFT+ 5 (DOWN) BOTTOM Moves to last thumbnail.
■ When GUI display is off Shortcut keys Name Description SHIFT+REW PREV Moves to the beginning of the previous clip (or text memo). SHIFT+FF NEXT Moves to the beginning of the next clip (or text memo). SHIFT+TRIM (+/–) SLOT SELECT Moves the recording slot forwards/backwards.
Such customers can access a special web site to check for updates and download required firmware. Further details on this program are provided by web site listed below, which also handles customer registration. For English: http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e/ (2) Customers not registered for a P2 HD 5-year warranty program Check firmware version of the unit in the [PROPERTY] –...
Handling P2 Card Recording The P2 card is a semiconductor memory card designed for the P2HD series, Panasonic’s line of professional video and broadcast equipment. ■ Since the P2 format records data as files, it is ideally Drive: \ suited for PC processing. Video and audio are recorded...
AVCCAM Viewer, which you can STREAM download from the Web site below. For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ ■ How this unit handles metadata The metadata supported by this unit occupies a special area in the AVCD standard management file area. For this reason, using...
Specifications GENERAL When an AJ-YCX250G AVCHD codec board (optional) is installed. Power supply: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, Recording times: 65 W (full options) Card Recording format AVC-Intra100/ AVC-Intra50/ DVCPRO/DV indicates safety information. DVCPRO HD DVCPRO50 8 GB X 1 Approx.
HD SDI/SD SDI output (switchable): Resolution: AVC-Intra 100: 1920 × 1080 (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i) BNC × 2, complies with SMPTE 292M/296M/ 1280 × 720 (720/59.94p, 720/50p) 299M during HD serial digital output, complies AVC-Intra 50: with SMPTE 259M-C/272M-A, ITU-R BT.656-4 1440 × 1080 (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i) during SD serial digital output 960 ×...
Playlist Menu FILE EDIT AUDIO CH............107 DELETE............... 110 EDIT COPY..............120 NEW ................96 MOVE EVENTS............105 OPEN ................108 PLAYLIST EXPORT ............. 109 SAVE ................108 REWRITE CLIP ............122 SAVE AS ..............107 REWRITE EDIT ............122 HDD ...................
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.