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Panasonic HC-V160 Basic Operating Instructions Manual

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Basic Operating Instructions
High Definition Video Camera
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  • Page 1 Basic Operating Instructions High Definition Video Camera HC-V160 Model No. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. More detailed operating instructions are available in “Operating Instructions (PDF format)”. To read it, download it from the website.
  • Page 2: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety Dear Customer, ∫ Concerning the battery We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic High Warning Definition Video Camera. Please read these Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not...
  • Page 3: Cautions For Use

    ≥ Do not use any other AV cables except the symbol (bottom symbol): supplied one. This symbol might be used ≥ Always use a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini in combination with a cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30: optional). chemical symbol. In this...
  • Page 4 (silica gel) in with it. content Be sure to detach the battery after use. Panasonic does not accept any responsibility ≥ If the battery is left attached, a minute amount for damages directly or indirectly due to any of current continues to flow even if the unit is type of problems that result in loss of recording off.
  • Page 5: This Unit

    Condensation occurs when there is a change in until the end of March 2018. temperature or humidity, such as when the unit is taken from outside or a cold room to a warm download/f_le30.html room. Please be careful, as it may cause the lens or LCD monitor to become soiled, moldy, or damaged.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Information for Your Safety......2 Accessories............ 8 Preparation Power supply..........9 Inserting/removing the battery ....9 Charging the battery ......10 Charging and recording time ....12 Recording to a card ........13 Cards that you can use with this unit ..13 Inserting/removing an SD card ....
  • Page 7 (Excluding public holidays). ≥ For further support on your product, please visit our website: Direct Sales at Panasonic UK ≥ Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our Customer Communications Centre Monday–Friday 9:00 am –...
  • Page 8: Accessories

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of October 2014. These may be subject to change. Optional accessories Battery pack VW-VBY100 Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries.
  • Page 9: Preparation

    Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used. Inserting/removing the battery ≥...
  • Page 10: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before using this unit for the first time. ∫ Charging with an AC adaptor. The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always “live”...
  • Page 11 PC on again, or waking from sleep mode. ≥ The unit will be charged if it is connected to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or DVD recorder with a USB cable, even if the unit is turned off.
  • Page 12: Charging And Recording Time

    Charging and recording time ∫ Charging/Recording time ≥ Temperature: 25 oC/humidity: 60%RH ≥ Time in the parenthesis is charging time when this unit is connected to a PC, Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder, or DVD recorder. Maximum Battery model number Actual...
  • Page 13: Recording To A Card

    Inserting/removing an SD card When using an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the SD card. (l 20) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted.
  • Page 14: Turning The Unit On/off

    Preparation Turning the unit on/off You can turn the unit on and off using the power button or by opening and closing the LCD monitor. Turning the unit on and off with the power button Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit. ...
  • Page 15: Setting Your Home Region For The First Time

    Preparation Setting your home region for the first time You can set your home region in [SET WORLD TIME]. Select the menu. (l 20) : [SETUP] # [SET WORLD TIME] ≥ A message will be displayed. Press the ENTER button. ...
  • Page 16: Basic

    Basic Intelligent Auto Mode The modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what you want to record. /MANUAL /MANUAL Intelligent auto/Manual button Press this button to switch Intelligent Auto Mode/ Manual Mode. Basic Recording motion pictures ≥...
  • Page 17: Recording Still Pictures

    Basic Recording still pictures ≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. Change the mode to and open the LCD monitor. Press the button. ≥ The still picture operating display ( ) will turn red while recording still pictures. Basic Using the Zoom ¬...
  • Page 18: Motion Picture/still Picture Playback

    Basic Motion picture/Still picture playback 15.11.2015 Change the mode to Select the play mode select icon A  using 3/4/2 and press the ENTER button. ≥ This can also be set from the menu. [VIDEO SETUP] or [PHOTO SETUP] # [MEDIA, VIDEO/PICTURE] Select still picture B or motion ...
  • Page 19: Watching Video/pictures On Your Tv

    Watching Video/Pictures on your TV Connect this unit to a TV using an HDMI mini cable (optional) or an AV cable (supplied). Change the mode to to play back.   A HDMI mini connector [HDMI] B AV connector [A/V] SQT0514...
  • Page 20: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen ∫ About the information display Press the MENU button. Descriptions of the selected submenus and items displayed in Steps 3 and 4 are displayed. Press 3/4/2/1 to select the top menu A, then press the ENTER ∫...
  • Page 21: Others

    Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in the following cases A clicking sound is heard ≥ This is the sound of the lens moving and is not a defect. when the unit is shaken. This sound will no longer be heard when the unit is turned on and change the mode to Object seems to be warped.
  • Page 22 Recording Problem Check points Colour or brightness of ≥ Colour or brightness of the image may change, or you may the image changes, or you see horizontal bars in the image when the object is recorded may see horizontal bars in under fluorescent light, mercury light or sodium light, etc., but the image.
  • Page 23: Specifications

    Others Specifications High Definition Video Camera Information for your safety Power source: DC 5.0 V (When using AC adaptor) DC 3.6 V (When using battery) Power consumption: Recording; Charging; 3.5 W 5.3 W Lens: Motion picture recording format: Auto Iris, 38k Optical Zoom, F1.8 to F4.2 [AVCHD];...
  • Page 24 AV connector audio output level (Line): AC adaptor 251 mV, 600 h, 2 ch Information for your safety HDMI mini connector audio output level: Power source: [AVCHD]; Dolby Digital/Linear PCM AC 110 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz [iFrame], [MP4]; Linear PCM Power consumption: USB: Reader function...
  • Page 25: About Copyright

    ≥ SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. obtained from MPEG LA, LLC. ≥ “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are See trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. ≥ Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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  • Page 28 Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Importer for Europe: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web site: SQT0514 © Panasonic Corporation 2014 F1114GY0...

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