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Operating Instructions

Memory Card Portable Recorder/Player
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Model No.
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
• AVCHD capability is available when the optional AVCHD Codec board AJ-YCX250G is installed.
ENGLISH
M0809KT4063 -PS
VQT2G72-4(E)

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Register now!! Operating Instructions Memory Card Portable Recorder/Player Model No. Model No. Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. • AVCHD capability is available when the optional AVCHD Codec board AJ-YCX250G is installed. ENGLISH M0809KT4063 -PS VQT2G72-4(E)
  • Page 2: Read This First! (For Aj-Hpm200P)

    Operation at a voltage other than 120 V AC may grounding of the power outlet, please consult a require the use of a different AC plug. Please qualified electrician. contact either a local or foreign Panasonic authorized service center for assistance in selecting an alternate AC plug. WARNING: •...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Read this first! (For AJ-HPM200P) (continued) IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 4 Read this first! (For AJ-HPM200P) (continued) FCC NOTICE (U.S.A.) Declaration of Conformity Model Number: AJ-HPM200P Trade Name: Panasonic Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102 Support contact: 1-800-524-1448 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 5: Read This First! (For Aj-Hpm200E)

    The rating plate is on the underside of this equipment. Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation, Osaka, Japan Importer’s name and address of pursuant to EU rules: Panasonic Testing Centre Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany indicates safety information.
  • Page 6 If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. Fuse A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. Fuse indicates safety information. Note regarding the Power Management function specified under COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1275/2008 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
  • Page 7 Read this first! (For AJ-HPM200E) (continued) EMC NOTICE FOR THE PURCHASER/USER OF THE APPARATUS 1. Applicable standards and operating environment (AJ-HPM200E) The apparatus is compliant with: • standards EN55103-1 and EN55103-2, and • electromagnetic environments E1, E2, E3 and E4 2.
  • Page 8 • SDHC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. • “AVCHD” and “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. ® ® ® • Microsoft , Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation of the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first! (For AJ-HPM200P) ..............2 Read this first! (For AJ-HPM200E) ..............5 Accessories ....................14 Included Accessories ................. 14 Optional Accessories .................. 14 Opening and Closing the Top Panel ............15 Introduction Features .....................16 Control Reference Guide ................20 Audio and Video Controller ................. 20 GUI Operations ...................
  • Page 10 Continuous Playback of Clips by Inserting/Removing P2 Cards ....57 Attaching Text Memos and Shot Marks ............ 60 Attaching Text Memos ................60 Attaching Shot Marks .................. 61 Copying Clips .................... 62 Converting Clip Audio ................63 Deleting Clips .................... 65 Repairing and Reconnecting Clips ............
  • Page 11 Recording Voice-Overs ................109 Preparing for Voice-Overs ................. 109 Voice-Over from Still Image Status ............110 Voice-over from Playback Status .............. 111 Voice-Over after Assigning the IN and OUT Points ........111 Revising Voice-Overs ................112 Setting Audio Level ..................113 Setting a Constant Audio Level for the Entire Event during Event Recording ....................
  • Page 12 AVCHD Recording and Using an Optional AVCHD Board ............151 SD/SDHC Memory Cards ................151 Playback Operating the AVCHD Thumbnail Screens ..........154 Setting up for Playback ................161 Playing Back AVCHD Clips ............... 162 Recording AVCHD Material on P2 Cards ..........162 Recording AVCHD to an SD Memory Card ..........
  • Page 13 ■ 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.
  • Page 14: Accessories

    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 15: Opening And Closing The Top Panel

    Opening and Closing the Top Panel ◆NOTE: Closing the top panel • Take care to avoid pinching your fingers when opening and closing the top panel. Make sure the EJECT button is folded downwards. • Check that the card lock is set to on before closing the top panel. If not folded, fold the EJECT button to the right and set the Never use force to close it when the lock is not set to on as this will card lock to on.
  • Page 16: Introduction

    Introduction Features The AJ-HPM200 is a portable memory card recorder/player equipped with six P2 card slots and a 230 mm (9 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.
  • Page 17 PC card slot in this unit for immediate access. The P2 (Native), the unit is also capable of playing back cards card is a semiconductor memory card that Panasonic recorded at 24 fps and converting the output to 1080/24 PsF.
  • Page 18 ■ Expanded high-speed hard disk interface ■ Editing and GUI ● High-speed eSATA interface ● Independent audio and video editing The unit now supports hard disks using the eSATA interface, Any video and audio (4ch) tracks can be independently which is faster than the regular USB interface. This interface selected for editing.
  • Page 19 ■ Waveform and vector display The LCD screen can display either video waveform or vector waveform. During up-conversion, a waveform is displayed after up- conversion. ◆ NOTE: • A waveform is not displayed when there is no input signal. ■ HD-SDI remote When the unit is connected to a camera-recorder with an external device control, start and stop of recording of HD-SDI signal input can be automatically controlled through...
  • Page 20: Control Reference Guide

    Control Reference Guide Audio and Video Controller POWER PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE CONTROL MODE REMOTE MONITOR LOCAL STILL/ SOURCE SELECT SELECT PLAY PAUSE COUNTER METER SELECT CH 1-4 CH 5-8 RESET REVIEW PREV NEXT 1 CLIP PLAY UNITY UNITY INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 21 METER SELECT switch Search dial Switches to CH1-4 or CH5-8 in the audio meter and the Use to search and check video. ➝Refer to “Jog and Shuttle Operations Using the monitor. Search Dial” (page 45). Hold down the SHIFT button and turn the search dial to INPUT SELECT buttons perform high-speed scrolling in the thumbnail screen.
  • Page 22 CONTROL switch REW/PREV button REW button REMOTE: Select this position to control the unit Press to rewind. Select the speed in setup menu No. through AV/C commands via the 9-pin 102 (FF. REW MAX). REMOTE or IEEE1394. PREV (SHIFT + REW) button LOCAL: Select this position to control the unit from During playback, press this button to move to the...
  • Page 23 TCG switch TC PRESET/PROP button TC PRESET button INT REGEN: The internal time code generator Use to set TC and UB values. synchronizes with the time code ➝Refer to “Time Code, User Bit and CTL” (page 197). read by the time code reader from PROP (SHIFT + TC PRESET) button the P2 card.
  • Page 24: Gui Operations

    GUI Operations POWER 16 15 14 13 PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE CONTROL MODE REMOTE MONITOR LOCAL STILL/ SOURCE SELECT SELECT PLAY PAUSE COUNTER METER SELECT CH 1-4 CH 5-8 RESET REVIEW PREV NEXT 1 CLIP PLAY UNITY UNITY INPUT SELECT VIDEO AUDIO...
  • Page 25 MENU/DIAG/OPERATION button IN/SLOT CLIP/PF1 button MENU button IN button Press this button to open the setup menu, thumbnail or Use this button to perform the following functions playlist menus. Press again to return to the previous during clip playback or when the unit is controlled screen.
  • Page 26 ENTRY/CLIP ➝ LIST/PF2 button PF3 button In recording/playback mode, press this button after ENTRY button pressing the PF button to start the setup menu During clip playback or control of an external device, operation registered in the PF3 button. press the IN or OUT button simultaneous with this button to set an IN or OUT point.
  • Page 27 ◆ NOTE: • Cue up may fail when the time code is not continuous. Be sure to use a continuous time code. A. DUB MODE (SHIFT + GOTO) button Press this button to engage the A. DUB mode and record voice-overs. ➝Refer to “Recording Voice-Overs”...
  • Page 28: Panel Control Unit And Card Slots

    Panel Control Unit and Card Slots OFF ON CARD LOCK 230 mm (9 inch) Color LCD Monitor Stereo speakers Thumbnail screens facilitate video searches and Outputs the audio monitor sound. checks. LEVEL control Card Lock Adjusts the sound volume of the internal speaker and This lever locks the cards in place when the top panel headphones.
  • Page 29: Lcd Panel

    LCD Panel SYSTEM 59.9450 1080i720p AVC-I DVCPRO Level meter TV system display Indicates the level of audio signals for CH1, CH2, CH3 Indicates the selected TV system. Use the SYSTEM and CH4. setting in setup menu No. 25 (SYSTEM FREQ) to The input signal level of audio signals is indicated switch between 59.94 Hz, 50 Hz or other settings.
  • Page 30: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel 14 11 VIDEO REF VIDEO IN TIME CODE AUDIO MON AES/EBU CH1·2 CH3·4 AUTO DVCPRO/DV SERIAL DIGITAL COMPONENT AUDIO and VIDEO ANALOG AUDIO IN connectors/impedance IN/OUT connectors switches/CH2 input switches These connectors enable input and output of serial Analog audio input connectors digital component audio and video signals.
  • Page 31 “TYPE-B”.). The unit does not automatically recover Remote control connector when the power comes back on. First turn the POWER This unit can be connected to an external controller to switch off, wait a few seconds before turning the switch enable remote operation of the unit or connect and back on.
  • Page 32: Basic Setup

    • The following applies to video input via the IEEE 1394 digital AUDIO MONITOR OUT connector interface. This connector outputs the audio signal (CH1 to CH8) - In the EE mode, SDI, analog video output signals that is selected with the MONITOR button and the and time codes become irregular.
  • Page 33: Side Panel

    • For the latest information not available in the Operating Instructions, visit the P2 support desk at the following Web sites. For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ • For details on recording and playing back optional AVCHD, refer to “Using an Optional AVCHD Board” (page 151).
  • Page 34: Moving Between Screens And Menu Operations

    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.
  • Page 35: Menu Operations

    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 mode, the setup menu appears. Use the cursor buttons to place the cursor on menu ➝Refer to “Setup”...
  • Page 36: Using The On-Screen Keyboard

    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.
  • Page 37: Using A Usb Keyboard

    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] - [KEYBOARD].
  • Page 38: Recording, Playback And P2 Card Handling

    Recording, Playback and P2 Card Handling Insert a P2 Card Bend the protruding EJECT button downwards to the ◆ NOTE: right and set the card lock to ON. • When you use this unit for the first time, be sure to set the internal clock in setup menu No.
  • Page 39: P2 Card And Recording Times

    ● 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.
  • Page 40: Loop Rec Function

    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.
  • Page 41: Preventing Accidental Deletion

    SD memory cards For the latest information not available in the Operating Instructions of P2 cards and SD memory cards, visit the P2 support desk at the following Web sites. For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ Introduction: Recording, Playback and P2 Card Handling...
  • Page 42: Connections

    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”...
  • Page 43: Recording From A Variable Frame-Rate Camera

    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- Make the following setup menu settings. HDC27 series), the unit makes it possible to record HD SDI (720/ Item Setting 23.98p over 59.94p) output from the camera as DVCPRO HD or...
  • Page 44: Recording Hd Sdi Signals Output By An Hd Camera As 1080/23.98P

    • 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.
  • Page 45: Jog And Shuttle Operations Using The Search Dial

    Jog and Shuttle Operations Using the Search Dial The search dial is used to search and check video. When the power is turned on, the search dial will not operate Each press of the dial alternates it between SHTL mode and unless it is first returned to the STILL position.
  • Page 46 another card; this is normal and not indicative of a malfunction. • Playing back a clip at speeds faster than –10× may break up the sound; this is normal and not indicative of a malfunction. • Movement in an AVC-Intra 1080/23.98p recording played back at +1.0 in shuttle mode may look unnatural.
  • Page 47: Clip Management

    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.
  • Page 48: Thumbnail Screen Names And Functions

    Thumbnail Screen Names and Functions Display status Time display Display status indicates the type of thumbnails The following data is displayed: the TC (time code)/UB displayed on the screen. (user bit) at the start of clip recording/time of shooting/ day of shooting/date and time of shooting/clip name/ ALL: All clips the user clip name/slot number.
  • Page 49 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.
  • Page 50 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.
  • Page 51: Changing Thumbnail Display

    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 CLIPS: the system and the same audio bit Switching the type of information that is recording as the setting of setup displayed menu No.
  • Page 52 Month/day/year D-M-Y Day/month/year Press the MENU button. The default setting for the AJ-HPM200P is “M-D-Y”, and for the Use the cursor buttons to select the item that should AJ-HPM200E is “D-M-Y”. appear under [THUMBNAIL] – [SETUP]. ◆ NOTE: • This setting is reflected in the date of...
  • Page 53 PB POSITION: Set the playback start position for Selecting items to be displayed as playback on the thumbnail screen. properties RESUME From the position Select items that will appear in a simplified property display on where playback was the left side of the thumbnail. stopped THUMBNAIL From the time code of...
  • Page 54: Thumbnail Editing

    Thumbnail Editing Replacing thumbnails during playback Use the following procedure for editing thumbnails. Open the thumbnail screen. Editing thumbnails by adding a text memo Use the cross cursor buttons to select the clip where you want to replace a thumbnail. Attach a text memo to video you want to edit.
  • Page 55: Selecting Clips

    Selecting Clips Select clips for processing in the thumbnail screen as Canceling a selection described below. TC PRESET VIDEO AUDIO Place the cursor on a selected clip and press the SET PROP CH 1 CH 2 CH 3 CH 4 TEXT button again.
  • Page 56: Playing Back Clips

    Playing Back Clips • Video and audio playback may be disrupted between clips of different FULL/FINE video formats (DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO/DV, AVC-Intra50, MONITOR STILL/ SOURCE SELECT SELECT PLAY PAUSE COUNTER AVC-Intra100). This is normal and not indicative of a malfunction. METER SELECT CH 1-4 CH 5-8 RESET...
  • Page 57: Continuous Playback Of Clips By Inserting/Removing P2 Cards

    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.
  • Page 58 If a P2 card is inserted in a slot after the current playback Example when a clip is recorded continuously in P2 cards position, the clips in the card will be played back inserted in multiple slots: continuously in the normal playback order, which is slot (when clips A, B, C and D are recorded in order) order.
  • Page 59 ■ 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.
  • Page 60: Attaching Text Memos And Shot Marks

    Attaching Text Memos and Shot Marks A text memo can be attached in a clip to mark a specific Press the MENU button and choose [THUMBNAIL] – location. The user can attach shot marks to distinguish clips [TEXT MEMO CLIPS] from the thumbnail menu. from each other.
  • Page 61: Attaching Shot Marks

    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.
  • Page 62: Copying Clips

    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. ◆...
  • Page 63: Converting Clip Audio

    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.
  • Page 64 ◆ 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.
  • Page 65: Deleting Clips

    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.
  • Page 66: Repairing And Reconnecting Clips

    Repairing and Reconnecting Clips on multiple cards are separately copied to a hard disk drive and Repairing Bad Clips then 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/DV clip) is copied to a hard disk drive and later written been damaged due sudden power outages during recording...
  • Page 67: Viewing And Revising Clip Information

    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.
  • Page 68: Revising Clip Metadata

    ◆ NOTE: USER CLIP The name a user assigns to a clip. NAME: This normally includes a GLOBAL CLIP • Unsupported characters that are entered will not be correctly displayed. VIDEO: Video signal system Select EXIT from the menu or press the EXIT button (FRAME RATE, PULL DOWN, to stop processing.
  • Page 69 Select [OK] after revising (or press the ENTRY button). • This saves the revised metadata to the clip and the metadata display reappears. • Select [EXIT] to cancel the entry and return to the previous display. ◆ NOTE: • To delete latitude and longitude, enter a blank for altitude. They cannot be deleted separately.
  • Page 70: Attaching Metadata To Clips

    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.
  • Page 71: Loading Set Metadata Values

    ■ 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”...
  • Page 72 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.
  • Page 73: Recording Clips Containing Metadata

    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.
  • Page 74: Using Sd/Sdhc Memory Cards

    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.
  • Page 75 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.
  • Page 76: Formatting P2 Cards

    Formatting P2 Cards Open the thumbnail screen. Press the MENU button. Use the cursor buttons to choose [OPERATION] – [FORMAT] – [SLOTn] (the number of the P2 card slot containing the card to format) and press the SET button. Select [YES] and press the SET button. The card is now formatted.
  • Page 77: Checking Card Status

    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.
  • Page 78: Displaying Card Status Information

    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.
  • Page 79 Card warning messages This warning appears when the following P2 cards are inserted. [RUN DOWN CARD] The maximum number of overwrites has been exceeded. [DIR ENTRY NG CARD] The P2 card directory structure is not supported. Open Detailed P2 Card Status for more information on this warning.
  • Page 80: Editing Playlist Function

    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.
  • Page 81: Editing Workflow

    Editing Workflow Playlist mode uses a player and a recorder to create a playlist Press the EDIT MODE (SHIFT + VIDEO) button to that stores editing results. select overwrite editing and select all tracks. Player Press the PLAYER button to switch to player (left side) operations.
  • Page 82: Insert Editing Mode And Overwrite Editing Mode

    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 (SHIFT + VIDEO) button to switch without video generate no image (black) and sections without between the two modes.
  • Page 83: Names And Functions Of The Playlist Screen

    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 .
  • Page 84 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 ◆...
  • Page 85 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...
  • Page 86 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 88).
  • Page 87 ◆ 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 “-”...
  • Page 88: Buttons Used In Playlist Operations

    Buttons Used in Playlist Operations POWER 12 8 9 7 18 19 20 21 PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE CONTROL MODE REMOTE MONITOR LOCAL STILL/ SOURCE SELECT SELECT PLAY PAUSE COUNTER METER SELECT CH 1-4 CH 5-8 RESET REVIEW PREV NEXT...
  • Page 89 (TC PRESET)/PROP button Left and right Moves the cursors and PROP (SHIFT + TC PRESET) button cursor buttons simultaneously the playback start Holding down the SHIFT button and pressing the TC (b / a): position to the beginning of the PRESET button performs the following functions event at the cursor location.
  • Page 90 DELETE (SHIFT + LAST X) button RESET/NEW button Use this button to delete events during recorder RESET button operation. Place the cursor on the event you want to Resets the CTL counter. delete and press the SET button to select it. Then hold RESET + IN/OUT button down the SHIFT button and press the LAST X button to Hold down the IN/OUT button and press the RESET...
  • Page 91 ALL CLIP (SHIFT + OUT) button PREVIEW/A LEVEL REC buttons During player thumbnail operation, hold down the PREVIEW button SHIFT button and press the OUT button to change to Use this button to preview playback of event that is display ALL clip types. being registered.
  • Page 92: Preparing For Playlist Creation

    Preparing for Playlist Creation This chapter will describe the setup required prior to creating Press the MENU button. 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.
  • Page 93: Other Settings

    ◆ 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”...
  • Page 94: Creating A New Playlist

    Use the cursor buttons to choose [OPERATION] - Setting up voice-over recording [CHANGE PLAYLIST NAME] and press the SET button. This sets the presence of mix recording and recorded audio output required for recording voice-overs (refer to “Recording Voice-Overs” (page 109)).
  • Page 95: Creating Playlists

    Creating Playlists Registering Events in a Playlist PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE MONITOR STILL/ To register an event in a playlist, either set IN and OUT points SOURCE SELECT SELECT PLAY PAUSE COUNTER METER SELECT CH 1-4 CH 5-8 using the player and the recorder, or select clips from the RESET REVIEW...
  • Page 96 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. METER STOP PLAYER FULL/FINE MONITOR STILL SOURCE SELECT SELECT PLAY PAUS COUNTER METER SELECT CH 1-4 CH 5-8 RESET...
  • Page 97: Setting In And Out Points

    ◆ 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 •...
  • Page 98 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.
  • Page 99 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. PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE MONITOR...
  • Page 100: Hard Disk

    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. PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC...
  • Page 101: Registering Events By Clip

    The event is recorded and appears on the timeline. • Registration is not possible if the number of events will exceed 100 after they are divided. In such a case, choose [SETTING] - [DIVIDED APPEND] and select [OFF]. ◆ NOTE: •...
  • Page 102 Example showing overwrite editing of Event2 whose IN ◆ NOTE: point is trimmed by 1 frame in + direction • Only events at the same location and of the same length in the source clip can be simultaneously selected for trimming. (A1 is the first frame from the beginning of ClipA that Event1 Trimming is not available when other types of events are references.)
  • Page 103 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.
  • Page 104: Deleting Events

    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.
  • Page 105: Saving A Playlist To A P2 Card

    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.
  • Page 106: Opening A Playlist File

    Use the cursor buttons to choose [FILE] – [OPEN] PREVIEW and press the SET button. METER A.LEVEL REC STOP PLAYER FULL/FINE MONITOR SOURCE SELECT STILL/ SELECT PLAY PAUSE COUNTER METER SELECT CH 1-4 CH 5-8 Use the cursor buttons to select the number of the P2 RESET REVIEW PREV...
  • Page 107: Exporting A Playlist

    • 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.
  • Page 108: Deleting Playlist Files

    Deleting Playlist Files Use the steps below to delete a playlist files stored on a P2 ◆ NOTE: card. • Press the MULTI SEL (SHIFT + SEL) 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.
  • Page 109: Recording Voice-Overs

    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. ◆...
  • Page 110: Voice-Over From Still Image Status

    Starting voice-over recording Voice-Over from Still Image Status PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE MONITOR STILL/ SOURCE SELECT PREVIEW SELECT METER PLAY PAUSE STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER COUNTER FULL/FINE METER SELECT CH 1-4 CH 5-8 MONITOR STILL/ RESET SOURCE SELECT SELECT REVIEW PREV...
  • Page 111: Voice-Over From Playback Status

    Voice-Over after Assigning the IN Voice-over from Playback Status and OUT Points PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE MONITOR STILL/ SOURCE SELECT SELECT PLAY PAUSE COUNTER METER SELECT PREVIEW METER CH 1-4 CH 5-8 STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE RESET REVIEW PREV...
  • Page 112: Revising Voice-Overs

    ◆ NOTE: • It is possible to start voice-over recording without setting an OUT point at step 2, if so required. The voice-over recording then continues to the end of the timeline or until the STOP button or the OUT and ENTRY buttons are pressed. •...
  • Page 113: Setting Audio Level

    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. ◆...
  • Page 114: Changing Audio Level In An Event During Event Registration

    • This method for setting the audio level is not available when the Changing Audio Level in an Event player is a hard disk or an external device. When an event has been captured to a P2 card, set the audio level. during Event Registration •...
  • Page 115 Use the audio fader control to adjust the level during playback of audio level recording. After ending or interrupting a playback of an audio level recording, the audio level set so far is reflected and the icon indicating that a level setting has been made appears on the event on the timeline.
  • Page 116: Viewing Event And Clip Information

    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.
  • Page 117 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.
  • Page 118: Playing Back Playlists

    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. PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE PREVIEW MONITOR STILL/ METER...
  • Page 119: Creating New Clips From The Playlist (Edit Copy)

    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.
  • Page 120: Editing And Overwriting Clips (Rewrite Edit)

    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.” Use the cursor buttons to choose [OPERATION] – [REWRITE EDIT] and press the SET button.
  • Page 121 ◆ 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. •...
  • Page 122: Using Usb Or Esata Connectors

    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/ ◆ NOTE: USB2.0 • For details regarding connections, refer to the Operating Instructions supplied with the PC and the application software.
  • Page 123: Connecting A Pc To This Unit

    Connecting a PC to This Unit Switching to USB Device Mode Press the MODE button to return to regular mode. ◆ NOTE: POWER • Recording and playback are not available in the USB device mode. PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE CONTROL...
  • Page 124: Using This Unit With A Hard Disk

    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 ◆...
  • Page 125 • 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.
  • Page 126: Formatting Hard Disks

    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.
  • Page 127 URL listed below. This allows you to mount the specified folder when a hard disk is connected to a Windows For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ When the export operation ends, “COPY COMPLETED!” appears.
  • Page 128: Copying Clips To A Hard Disk

    Select the location of the clip in the hard disk folder Copying Clips to a Hard Disk or partition list that appears and press the SET button. Use the following steps to copy selected clips rather than entire cards to a hard disk. ◆...
  • Page 129: Hard Disk Operations

    Use the cursor buttons to select [HDD] (USB or Partition information (for a TYPE S hard disk or P2 eSATA)] - [EXPLORE] and press the SET button. store disk) Check marks appear for selected partition. NUMBER (NO.): Partition number (1 - ) MODEL: P2 card model name PARTITION...
  • Page 130 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.
  • Page 131: Importing/Copying Data From A Hard Disk To A P2 Card Or Ftp Server

    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 •...
  • Page 132: Displaying Clip Thumbnails On A Hard Disk

    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.
  • Page 133: Viewing Hard Disk Clip Information

    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.
  • Page 134: Playing Back Audio And Video Of Hard Disk Clips For Confirmation

    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.
  • Page 135: External Remote Control

    External Remote Control Remote Operation of External Devices Use the RS-422A or IEEE1394 interface to send commands to Indications during control of external an external device to control it. devices The following functions permit remote control. • PLAY, STOP, STILL, FF, REW, SHTL, JOG In external control mode, the PLAYER lamp goes on and the •...
  • Page 136: Automatic Recording Of Cards

    Automatic Recording of Cards Using the RS-422A interface Using the IEEE1394 interface Registering IN and OUT points makes possible automatic Audio and video played back from the current location can be recording (AUTO CAPTURE) between those two points. recorded to a card. Enter the mode that permits control of external Enter the mode that permits control of external devices.
  • Page 137: Connecting This Unit To A Network

    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 •...
  • Page 138 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...
  • Page 139 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...
  • Page 140: Saving And Loading Settings

    ■ 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. ■...
  • Page 141 ■ 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.
  • Page 142: Using Ftp Client Functions

    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.
  • Page 143: Displaying Clip Thumbnails On The Ftp Server (Ftp Thumbnail Screen)

    • 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 •...
  • Page 144: Deleting Clips On The Ftp Server

    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”...
  • Page 145 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.
  • Page 146: Transferring Sd Memory Card Data

    • To interrupt an export operation, press the SET button, select Transferring SD Memory Card Data [YES] in the cancel confirmation dialog that appears and press the SET button again. The partially exported files remaining on the FTP server are deleted if the network connection has not Use the steps below to transfer data from an SD memory card been broken.
  • Page 147: Using Server Functions In Lan Mode

    ◆ NOTE: ◆ NOTE: • To interrupt an import operation, press the SET button, select • Operations including recording and playback are not available [YES] in the cancel confirmation dialog that appears and press in server mode. the SET button again. Files that were not successfully imported •...
  • Page 148: Using Browser Functions

    • View clip metadata • Playing back proxy data requires a browser that supports MPEG4 format audio and video decoding. • Play back proxy data (if the browser permits it) • Clips that span two or more cards are handled as independent ■...
  • Page 149 ◆ NOTE: Using browser screen • Operations including recording and playback are not available during browsing. ■ Operating from unit panel • Some Web pages may not be correctly displayed. Sites may THUMBNAIL button: Turns on/off the mouse mode. also display differently than when accessed from a computer. •...
  • Page 150: Using Server Functions In Recording/Playback Mode

    Description [Ctrl]+[T] Opens a new tab. A new tab shows the home page. [Ctrl]+[D] Adds page to book marks. [Ctrl]+[B] Displays list of book marks. [F5] Reloads the page (refresh giving priority to cache data). [Shift]+[F5] Reloads the page (overrides cache data giving priority to the server). [Ctrl]+[Q] Stops page loading.
  • Page 151: Avchd Recording And Playback

    SD memory 8 MB Cannot be used. Can be used. cards 16 MB Panasonic SD memory cards listed to the right. (As of 32 MB Normal operation is October 2009) 64 MB not guaranteed. PH mode and HA mode recording requires class 4 or better cards.
  • Page 152 Support Desk at the following Web site. ➝Refer to “Using SD/SDHC Memory Cards” (page 74). For English: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ • This unit supports SD memory cards formatted using the FAT12 and You can also use the menu in the AVCHD mode for formatting FAT 16 format compatible with the SD standard and SDHC memory SD memory cards.
  • Page 153 ◆ NOTE: • Be sure to remove SD memory cards only when the access lamp is not blinking. Removing an SD memory card when the access lamps are blinking could damage the SD memory card or the card slot. 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.
  • Page 154: Operating The Avchd Thumbnail Screens

    Operating the AVCHD Thumbnail Screens Screen configuration This mainly involves regular HPM200 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 button AVCHD mode PLAY MENU...
  • Page 155 ■ Opening menus Switching to AVCHD mode Press the MENU button when thumbnails are displayed. Use the steps below to switch to AVCHD mode. THUMBNAIL PLAYLIST VIDEO Press the MODE button to open the mode select EDIT MODE LAST X menu.
  • Page 156 Y-M-D: Year/month/day M-D-Y: Month/day/year D-M-Y: Day/month/year The default setting for the AJ-HPM200P is “M-D-Y”, and for the AJ-HPM200E is “D-M-Y”. Press the MENU button to return to the thumbnail screen. AVCHD Recording and Playback: Using an Optional AVCHD Board...
  • Page 157: System Info

    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. Selecting a clip Press the MODE button to switch to the AVCHD using the SET button will display the selected clip inside an orange frame.
  • Page 158 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 button to switch to the AVCHD mode.
  • Page 159 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.
  • Page 160 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.
  • Page 161: Setting Up For Playback

    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...
  • Page 162: Preparing For Recording

    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.
  • Page 163: Recording Operations

    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.
  • Page 164: Recording Avchd To An Sd Memory Card

    Recording AVCHD to an SD Memory Card SD memory card recording time (SD memory card recording time (estimate)) Recording mode SD memory card capacity (Highest image quality (High image quality mode/ (Standard image quality (Long playing mode/1440 x mode /1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1080 pixels) mode/1920 x 1080 pixels) 1080 pixels)
  • Page 165: Recording Remote Input Signals

    Recording Remote Input Signals Recording P2 card material in AVCHD 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.
  • Page 166: Setup Unit Setup

    Setup Unit Setup The settings for this unit consist of SYSTEM, BASIC, OPERATION, INTERFACE, TIME CODE, VIDEO, AUDIO, DIF 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.
  • Page 167: Changing Settings

    Changing Settings The menus superimposed on the LCD monitor and a monitor (when the SUPER switch on the right side of the LCD monitor is set to “ON”) connected to the VIDEO OUT or SDI OUT connector make it possible to change settings. Change Operations Change set values.
  • Page 168: Using A Lock To Protect The User Setting File

    Assign a setting item to the PF button and perform the Press the PF button (1 to 4) required to bring up the following operation to change setting values. item to change. ➝For details on how to assign items to the PF button, refer to Each press of the button updates the setting value.
  • Page 169: Item Settings

    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...
  • Page 170 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. For AJ-HPM200P Sets system frequency. 0: 59.94 Hz 0000 59.94 1: 50 Hz 0001 2: 23.98 Hz 0002 23.98 3: 24 Hz 0003 4: 29.97 Hz 0004 29.97 5: 59-23 Hz...
  • Page 171: Basic

    BASIC This menu sets buttons available on the key panel in REMOTE mode, switches display of the CTL counter display between 12 and 24-hour clock display, sets superimposed display, character displays in superimposed display, SETUP-MENU and other displays, sets recording formats, sets the formats that can be added to the playlist and sets the time of the internal clock. •...
  • Page 172 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 TIME Specifies the superimposed text. 0001 T&STA Here, “data” indicates the CTL/TC/UB value selected with the COUNTER button. 0: Data only 0002 T&S&M 1: Data and operating status 0003 T&RT 2: Data, operating status, clip number, video format, audio bit number...
  • Page 173 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. When set to 59.94 Hz 59.94Hz 50Hz 29.97Hz 59-23Hz 25Hz only 0000 1080i Specifies the recording format used by this unit. 0001 720p 0: 1080i mode (when set to 59.94 Hz, 50 Hz)/1080p mode (when set to 29.97 Hz, 0002 480i 59-23 Hz, 25 Hz)
  • Page 174 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. When set to 59.94 Hz only 59.94Hz 50Hz 0000 SYSFMT Specifies the format used by the playlist. 0001 30PN <In the DVCPRO HD format> 0002 24PN 0: Format set in setup menu No. 020 (SYS FORMAT) and No. 025 REC FMT (HD). 1: 720/30PN (when set to 59.94 Hz)/720/25PN (when set to 50 Hz) When set to 50 Hz 2: 720/24PN...
  • Page 175 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 16BIT 0: Audio recording is made in 16-bit. 1: Audio recording is made in 24-bit. 0001 24BIT NOTE: A.SMPL RES • When 24BIT is selected, the following settings are also required to make the 24BIT setting valid.
  • Page 176 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0001 Sets the day. NOTE: 0031 Setting a nonexistent day for February, April, June, September and November will automatically set the first day in the following month. 0000 Sets the hour. HOUR Set the hour according to the 24-hour clock.
  • Page 177: Operation

    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, battery type, display of warnings when power is too low, voltage when the power supply is turned off. •...
  • Page 178 1: Top left 0003 2: Bottom right 3: Bottom left 0000 Select whether recording and stopping should be performed automatically according to the recording/stopping signals in the HD SDI input signals from Panasonic camera- 0001 TYPE1 recorders. 0002 TYPE2 0: No automatic recording/stopping...
  • Page 179 • The start and end of recording may not match the clip recorded on the P2 card. • AVCHD recording is not available when setup menu No. 041 (LOOP REC) is set to Panasonic camera-recorders, recording formats and recording/stopping signals (Recording Mark) Model...
  • Page 180: Interface

    ID SEL • 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. • When [ORIG] is selected, a STOP command transferred via 9P remote during thumbnail playback results in STILL (SHTL +0.0).
  • Page 181: Time Code

    TIME CODE This menu sets the time code. • XX indicates factory default settings. Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 BLANK 59.94Hz 50Hz 29.97Hz 25Hz only 0001 THRU Specifies whether or not a VITC signal will be output at the positions selected in setup menu No.
  • Page 182 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 TC&UB Specifies the signal to regenerate when the time code generator (TCG) is in the REGEN mode. 0001 TCG REGEN 0: Regenerates both the time code and the user bit 0002 1: Regenerates only the time code 2: Regenerates only the user bit...
  • Page 183 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 Specifies whether or not VITC data will be superimposed on HD SDI output. HD EMBD VITC 0001 0: Not superimposed 1: Superimposed 0000 Specifies whether or not LTC data will be superimposed on HD SDI output. HD EMBD LTC 0001 0: Not superimposed...
  • Page 184: Video

    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).
  • Page 185 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. When set to 59.94 Hz, 59.94Hz 50Hz 29.97Hz 25Hz 60-25Hz only 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...
  • Page 186 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 0.0% only 59.94Hz 50Hz 29.97Hz 25Hz 60-25Hz Adjusts the PB level of SD SDI and analog composite output (– ∞ to 0 dB to +3 dB). 1000 100.0% Pb LVL(SD) NOTE: This setting is available when CMPNT is set in setup menu No.
  • Page 187 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 AUTO Specifies the aspect ratio of image displayed on the LCD monitor. 0: Switches aspect ratio automatically. 0001 1: Displays 480i or 576i images in the 4:3 aspect ratio. 0002 16:9 (Displays 1080i or 720p video in the 16:9 aspect ratio.)
  • Page 188 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 Specifies the generation method of UMID information that is recorded when setup menu 0001 No. 690 (UMID REC) is set to ON. 0: Newly created UMID information is always recorded. UMID GEN 1: Records UMID data superimposed on the input signal.
  • Page 189: Audio

    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...
  • Page 190 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 Specifies the input signal to be recorded on the audio CH3. 0001 0: Audio input CH1 signal 0002 1: Audio input CH2 signal REC CH3 2: Audio input CH3 signal 0003 3: Audio input CH4 signal 0004...
  • Page 191 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-HPM200P Specifies the standard level. 0: –20 dB 0000 FS-20 1: –18 dB...
  • Page 192 Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. Specifies the playback channels that will be output via CH2. 0: Audio output of CH2 CH1+2 1: Audio output of CH1 and CH2 CH2+4 2: Audio output of CH2 and CH4 CH2+3 PB CH2 3: Audio output of CH2 and CH3...
  • Page 193: Dif

    Item Setting Settings and brief function description SUPER SUPER DISP. DISP. 0000 59.94Hz 50Hz 23.98Hz 29.97Hz 59-23Hz 25Hz 0001 60-25Hz only A DUB MONI Specifies whether or not the recorded sound be output during a voice-over. 0: Recorded sound is not output 1: Recorded sound is output This menu is used for setting up the digital video interface.
  • Page 194: Menu

    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...
  • Page 195: Saving Menu Settings To Sd Memory Cards

    ■ 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.
  • Page 196 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]. •...
  • Page 197: Time Code, User Bit And Ctl

    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.
  • Page 198 Setting the external time code Make the following settings in setup menu No. 507 (EXT TC SEL). PREVIEW METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE EXT_L: The LTC signal input to the TIME CODE IN MONITOR STILL/ SOURCE SELECT SELECT connector (BNC) on the rear panel is PLAY PAUSE COUNTER...
  • Page 199 Menu Menu Recorded time code Selected video No. 507 EXT No. 518 VITC switch input signal SBC area VAUX area TC SEL Time code on IEEE1394 digital input 1394 (VAUX area) HD SDI SVITC on input video signal Internal TCG value CMPST / SD SDI VITC on input video signal (REGEN /...
  • Page 200 CTL Mode Use the COUNTER button to select [CTL]. During playback, the counter displays the play position PREVIEW relative to the start position. METER STOP A.LEVEL REC PLAYER FULL/FINE MONITOR Recording starts from the counter value [0:00:00:00]. SOURCE SELECT STILL/ SELECT PLAY PAUSE...
  • Page 201: Superimpose Screen

    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:...
  • Page 202: List Of Compatible Input And Output Formats

    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. System Recording format Input signal SDI output IEEE1394 output frequency 1080/59.94i 1080/59.94i 59.94 720/59.94P 480/59.94i 1080/50i 1080/50i...
  • Page 203 System Recording format Input signal SDI output IEEE1394 output frequency 1080/29.97PsF 1080/29.97PsF 59.94 720/59.94P 1080/59.94i 480/59.94i 1080/23.98PsF 1080/59.94i 1080/23.98P over 59.94i 59.94 720/59.94P 1080/59.94i 480/59.94i 1080/23.98PsF 1080/24PsF 1080/25PsF 720/59.94P 720/59.94P 59.94 1080/59.94i 720/59.94P 480/59.94i DVCPRO HD 720/50P 720/50P 1080/50i 720/50P 576/50i 720/59.94P 720/29.97P over 59.94P...
  • Page 204: Audio V Fade Function

    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.
  • Page 205: Audio Recording Channels Selection

    Audio Recording Channels Selection Audio Recording Channels Depending on setup menu 725 - 728 (REC CH1 to 4) settings, the INPUT SELECT button on the front panel allows you to select the following input signals. When 1394 is selected, the input signal is recorded in its original form regardless of setting.
  • Page 206: For Long And Trouble-Free Operation

    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: •...
  • Page 207: Error Messages

    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.
  • Page 208: Warning Information Display

    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.
  • Page 209 Monitor display Description Deck operation Counter display Displayed when no audio track is selected or 3 or more channels are selected in INVALID TRACK Operation a voice-over recording on a P2 card. CANTADUB SELECT continues Only 2 channels can be recorded in a voice-over recording. 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...
  • Page 210 Display Description Deck operation Character code Displayed when the audio data of a signal input from the 1394 interface is irregular. Operation INVALID AUDIO SIG continues Displayed when the time code data of a signal input from the 1394 interface is irregular. Operation INVALID TC SIG continues Displayed when a video or audio error occurs during recording.
  • Page 211 Display Description Deck operation Character code Appears during playback when frame rate data in user bit cannot be detected or when Operation the playback time code is not continuous. The video output is distorted and audio output continues is muted in sections where the time code is not continuous. Check the playback clip. INVALID TC Appears during EE or recording when frame rate data cannot be detected in the user bit SEQUENCE...
  • Page 212 Item Message Description Measure LOGIN FAILED! Login to destination FTP server failed. Check if user ID and password for the FTP client are correct. MISSING CLIP! All cards that contain the clip must be inserted to Insert all cards that contain the clip. allow attachment of shot marks.
  • Page 213 Item Message Description Measure TOO MANY There are too many partitions. Hard disks can handle up to 23 partitions. Use a new PARTITIONS! hard disk or formatted hard disk. TOO MANY Multiple devices are connected. Disconnect devices, turn off the unit and turn it back TARGETS! on again.
  • Page 214 Item Message Description Measure CANNOT OPERATE: Since the selected event references multiple Select only events that reference the same clip. MULTI SOURCE clips, operation is not possible. INCLUDED IN SELECTED EVENTS CANNOT OPERATE: No playlist file could be found. Insert a card with a playlist file. PLAYLIST FILE IS NOT FOUND CANNOT OPERATE:...
  • Page 215: Error Information

    Item Message Description Measure R-OUT POINT IS NOT An insert edit cannot use a recorder OUT point. Select some point other than the recorder OUT point AVAILABLE IN in editing. Playlist INSERT MODE WRITE PROTECTED! The specified card is write protected. Insert write-enabled media.
  • Page 216: Error Indication

    ■ Error indication These messages appear when malfunctions occur with the unit or an SD memory card. If the problem cannot be solved by turning the unit off and turning it back on, try replacing the card as directed, or consult your supplier. Message Description CANNOT RECORD...
  • Page 217: Hours Meter" Information Display

    “HOURS METER” Information Display Use the 4/5 buttons to move the cursor (*) and the item at the cursor appears on the counter display. Item Description Counter display ******** Displays the deck’s serial number. OPERATION Indicates the number of hours that the unit has been on. 0h~99999h POWER ON Indicates the number of times the power has been turned on.
  • Page 218: List Of Multiple Button Operations

    ■ 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.
  • Page 219: Updating The Firmware In This Unit

    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] –...
  • Page 220: Handling P2 Card Recording

    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 computer processing. Video and audio are...
  • Page 221: Handling Sd Memory Card Recording

    AVCCAM Viewer, which you can 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...
  • Page 222: Specifications

    Specifications GENERAL Recording times: Power supply: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 60 W Card Recording format 12 V DC, 4.8 A (full options) AVC-Intra100/ AVC-Intra50/ DVCPRO/DV DVCPRO HD DVCPRO50 indicates safety information. 8 GB X 1 Approx. 8 minutes Approx. 16 minutes Approx.
  • Page 223 Resolution: HD SDI/SD SDI output (switchable): AVC-Intra 100: BNC×1, complies with SMPTE 292M/296M/ 1920 × 1080 (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i) 299M during HD serial digital output, complies 1280 × 720 (720/59.94p, 720/50p) with SMPTE 259M-C/272M-A, ITU-R BT.656-4 AVC-Intra 50: during SD serial digital output 1440 ×...
  • Page 224 Other input/output BNC × 1, 0.5 V[p-p] to 8.0 V[p-p], 10 kΩ Time code input: Time code output: BNC × 1, 2.0 V[p-p] ±0.5 V[p-p], low impedance RS-422A input/output: D-sub 9pin, RS-422A interface IEEE1394 input/output: IEEE1394 6pin × 1 400/200/100 Mbps selectable Complies with IEEE1394-1995 Complies with IEC61883-Part1,Part2 Complies with SMPTE 396M...
  • Page 225: Index

    Index Registering ..............101 Revising ..............101 Audio Fading ..............82 Export ................146 Audio level setting ............113 Export copy ............... 144 Audio V fade function ............204 External control mode ............34 AVCHD ................151 Playback ..............162 Recording ..............
  • Page 226 LOOP REC Function ............40 Formatting ............74, 152 Protection ..............152 Recovery ..............153 Menu Removing ..............152 Playlist ................35 Server service Saving ................ 195 Setting ................ 139 Thumbnail ..............35 User settings .............. 140 Metadata ................67 Setup .................
  • Page 227 Setup Menu AUDIO ................189 VFR REC ..............175 25M REC CH .............. 191 DIF ..................193 A DUB MONI .............. 193 DIF AUD OUT ............. 193 A DUB PB MIX ............192 DIF CONFIG ............... 193 AUD OUT DLY ............191 DIF IN CH ..............
  • Page 228 SYSTEM FREQ ............170 CONTRAST ..............186 VDCP CMD ..............170 D/C ENH H ..............184 VDCP ID ..............170 D/C ENH V ..............184 TIME CODE ............... 181 DOWNCON MODE ............ 184 BINARY GP ..............182 EDH(SD) ..............187 DF MODE ..............
  • Page 229 SETUP ................52 TEXT MEMO CLIPS ............51 SLOT CLIPS ..............51 THUMBNAIL INIT ............53 SORT ................53 THUMBNAIL SIZE ............52 STOP MODE ..............53 Playlist Menu FILE EDIT AUDIO CH ............105 DELETE ..............108 EDIT COPY ..............119 NEW ................
  • Page 230 Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples): This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies with the requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved. Web Site: http://panasonic.net © Panasonic Corporation 2009-2012...

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