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Operating Instructions
Memory Card Portable Recorder
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
ENGLISH
W1214TO0 -PS
VQT5L34A (E)

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  • Page 1 Operating Instructions Memory Card Portable Recorder Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. ENGLISH W1214TO0 -PS VQT5L34A (E)
  • Page 2: Read This First

    Operation at a voltage other than 120 V AC may require the use of a different AC plug. Please WARNING: contact either a local or foreign Panasonic Always keep memory cards (optional accessory) authorized service center for assistance in selecting out of the reach of babies and small children.
  • Page 3 Notice (U.S.A. only): Disposal may be regulated in your community due to Environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please visit Panasonic website: http://www.panasonic.com/environmental or call 1-888-769-0149. Note: The rating plate is on the underside of the Recorder, Battery Charger and AC Adaptor.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Read this first! (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. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 5 If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. 2. Replace the fuse Fuse Fuse indicates safety information.
  • Page 6 Read this first! (continued) EMC NOTICE FOR THE PURCHASER/USER OF THE APPARATUS 1. Applicable standards and operating environment (AJ-PG50) The apparatus is compliant with: • standards EN55103-1 and EN55103-2, and • electromagnetic environments E1, E2, E3 and E4 2. Pre-requisite conditions to achieving compliance with the above standards <1>...
  • Page 7 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.
  • Page 8 Read this first! (continued) Brazil Only Brasil Apenas ■ Manuseio de baterias usadas Cobrir os terminais positivo (+) e negativo (-) com uma fita isolante adesiva, antes de depositar numa caixa destinada para o recolhimento. O contato entre partes metálicas pode causar vazamentos, gerar calor, romper a blindagem e produzir fogo. Não desmonte, não remova o invólucro, nem amasse a bateria.
  • Page 9 • Playing AVC video that was obtained from a licensed provider. For details, refer to the MPEG LA, LLC website (http://www.mpegla.com). Website URL http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ About copyrights • Copyright laws may prohibit use, except for personal pleasure, of your recorded video and audio content without permission...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first!..........2 Adding Metadata to Clips During Recording ... 48 Formatting P2 Cards and SD Memory Cards ..50 Checking the Card Status ........50 Usage Precautions ........11 Manual and Automatic CPS Authentication ..... 51 Connecting an External Device via the USB HOST Regarding this unit ..........
  • Page 11: Usage Precautions

    Furthermore, please also note that Panasonic is not liable to pay compensation for any damages arising from the use of this function. Usage Precautions: Regarding this unit...
  • Page 12: Ac Adaptor

    • Use a password that is as difficult to guess as possible. • Change the password regularly. • Panasonic and its affiliate companies would never directly inquire about a password. In the event that somebody does make a direct inquiry, do not let the person know the pass- word.
  • Page 13: Battery

    Battery Battery characteristics This unit uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that uses its internal chemical reaction to generate electrical energy. This re- action is easily influenced by the ambient temperature and humidity, and the battery’s effective operating time is reduced as the temperature rises or falls.
  • Page 14: Driver Installation

    Before use, download the necessary drivers from the Panasonic website and install them on the personal computer. For the installation procedure, refer to installation manual on the Panasonic website. For the latest information on drivers, refer to the Panasonic website. Refer to (➝ “Website URL” page 9) Accessories For details on the supplied accessories, refer to the included leaflet.
  • Page 15: Control Reference Guide

    Control Reference Guide Controls 15 16 17 18 19 20 About button labels: Orange labels indicate alternate functions enabled by simultaneously pressing the [SHIFT] button. <Example> Press the [SHIFT] and [DISPLAY/MODE] buttons simultaneously to execute the [MODE] button function. DISPLAY, MODE button (Power) lamp...
  • Page 16 TC PRESET button REW, PREV button This button sets the TC or UB value. [REW] button: (➝ “Time Code, User Bits, and CTL” page 81) This button fast rewinds playback. The speed can be selected in the “FF.REW MAX” (➝ page (Monitor volume adjustment) buttons 91) menu item.
  • Page 17: Slots And I/O Controls

    Slots and I/O Controls microP2 memory card slots (➝ “P2 Cards” page 26) microP2 memory card access lamps (➝ “P2 Card Access Lamp and P2 Card Status” page 26) EJECT button (➝ “P2 Cards” page 26) P2 memory card slot (➝...
  • Page 18 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot and access lamp USB 3.0 HOST port (USB 3.0 Type A) Insert an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. (➝ “Connecting an External Device via the USB HOST Insert the cut-corner-edge first with the label-side up, until Port” page 53) the card latches into place.
  • Page 19: I/O Connectors And Power Components

    I/O Connectors and Power Components ANALOG AUDIO IN jacks These jacks are for inputting analog audio. HD/SD-SDI IN/OUT jacks These jacks are for inputting and outputting serial digital component audio/video signals. The output jack for superimposition can be changed in the “OSD OUTPUT”...
  • Page 20 This fan is for cooling the unit. Install the unit where the ventilation holes will not be blocked. Note: If the fan is stopped while the power is on, the “FAN STOPPED” (➝ page 113) warning is displayed. Stop opera- tion and turn off the unit immediately, and contact your dealer.
  • Page 21: Preparation

    Preparation Power Supply You can use a battery or AC adaptor to supply power to the unit. Charging the Battery The battery is not charged at the time of purchase. Before using the battery, fully charge it with the battery charger. We recommend keeping one spare battery on hand.
  • Page 22: Using The Battery

    • If the [CHARGE] lamp continues flashing even though the battery is at a normal temperature, the battery or battery charger may have malfunctioned. Contact your dealer. • When the battery is hot, the charging time will be longer than usual. •...
  • Page 23: Using The Ac Adaptor

    Using the AC Adaptor Installation Connect the AC power cable. Insert the DC power cable plug into the DC IN con- Connect the AC power cable in the order indicated in the nector. figure. Clamp the DC cord. Clamp To power outlet Removal Disconnect the AC power cable (for the AC adaptor) lamp...
  • Page 24: How To Turn On/Off The Power

    How to Turn On/Off the Power Turning On the Power From the power-off state, press the [ ] button for one second to turn the power on. After startup, the lamp lights green. lamp ] button Note: The following messages appear during startup. •...
  • Page 25: Setting The Year, Month, Day, And Time

    Setting the Year, Month, Day, and Time Set the clock before using the unit the first time. Time zone Time Time Area Area Press the [ ] button on the unit for one second to difference difference turn the power on. 00:00 Greenwich +01:00...
  • Page 26: P2 Cards

    P2 Cards P2 Card Access Lamp and P2 Card Status P2 Card Access Lamp P2 Card Status Lights green Recording possible Both writing and reading are possible. Lights orange Recording target Writing and reading are enabled and currently recording target. Flashing orange Card being accessed Writing or reading is in progress.
  • Page 27 P2 card recording times (Example of using one 64 GB card) “LINE&FREQ” setting (recording format) “REC FORMAT” setting (codec) Recording duration 1080-59.94P, 1080-50P AVC-I100 Approx. 32 minutes AVC-G25 Approx. 110 minutes 1080-59.94i, 1080-50i AVC-I100 Approx. 64 minutes AVC-G25 Approx. 220 minutes 720-59.94P, 720-50P AVC-I100 Approx.
  • Page 28: Handling Of Recording Data

    Handling of Recording Data P2 memory cards and microP2 memory cards are semiconductor memory cards designed for the P2 series, Panasonic’s line of professional video and broadcast equipment. Recording data in the P2 format is ideally suited for com- Drive:\ puter processing because it is a file format.
  • Page 29: Using Sd/Sdhc/Sdxc Memory Cards

    SDHC: 4 GB to 32 GB SDXC: Over 32 GB Use of Panasonic SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards and miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards is recommended. • The latest information on supported memory cards is available on our P2 Support website.
  • Page 30: Available Modes

    Available Modes This unit comes with three modes: Main mode, USB device mode, and playlist editing mode. You can select or change the mode by selecting one of the menu items displayed when you press the [MODE] button. Main mode has a thumbnail screen for displaying and managing clip thumbnails and playing clips and a recording/playback screen for recording and playback.
  • Page 31: Main Mode

    Main Mode Recording/Playback Screen Use the recording/playback screen for the following. Adjusting the recording audio levels • Recording to P2 cards Follow the procedure below to change the volume level for recording. • Playing back all cards in the order they were recorded Press the [AUDIO LEVEL-REC] button.
  • Page 32 AUTO REC Various types of recording When a camera compatible with the function is connected via HD SDI or HDMI, starting and stopping recording on the unit Hot swap recording can be automatically controlled using the REC START / STOP When P2 cards are inserted in both of the microP2 memory function on the camera.
  • Page 33 Viewer Plus. For information on P2 Viewer Plus, visit the • Proxy data is recorded to a P2 card or SD memory card as Panasonic website. (➝ “Website URL” page 9) a video and audio file and a real-time data file.
  • Page 34: Playing Back Clips

    Playing Back Clips Variable speed playback The playback speed can be varied to search for a scene. Playback Press the left or right cursor button during playback Before you start playback, set the playback frequency, for- or STILL. mat, and other settings in the menu. (➝ Setup Menu “SYSTEM Playback changes to high-speed or slow and indicated as MODE”...
  • Page 35 Frame-by-frame playback Press the [PAUSE] button to switch to still image mode. Press the up or down cursor button. • The up cursor button performs frame-by-frame playback in the forward direction and the down cursor button per- forms frame-by-frame playback in the backward direction. •...
  • Page 36: Repeat Playback

    Clip and text memo forward/rewind Switch to playback or a still image or other image dis- Press the [PREV] button or [NEXT] button. play state. The clip beginning or text memo position is located in accor- dance with the “SEEK POS SEL” (➝ page 91) menu item. Overview of all clip playback transitions This unit allows you to vary audio and video playback speed.
  • Page 37: Thumbnail Screen

    Thumbnail Screen This unit has a thumbnail screen for managing clips. A “clip” consists of a set of video, audio, and additional information such as metadata, and a “shot” is a clip generated by a single normal start-to-stop recording operation. A shot that spans multiple P2 cards is handled as one clip.
  • Page 38: Names And Functions Of The Parts Of The Thumbnail Screen

    Names and Functions of the Parts of the Thumbnail Screen 101 11213 Display status Duration The following information is displayed on the screen. Indicates the length (duration) of the clip at the cursor po- sition and the rough current playback position in relation to ALL: All clips the length of the clip.
  • Page 39 Proxy indicator P2 card slot and storage device or NETWORK sta- Indicates that proxy data has been additionally recorded tus indication for the clip. Indicates the P2 card and storage device or NETWORK connection status as shown below. Text memo indicator Indicates that text memo data has been added to the clip.
  • Page 40: Changing The Thumbnail Display

    White indicates that the wireless LAN is in an Changing the Thumbnail Display unconnected state. (White) The thumbnail screen can be customized according to the op- Yellow indicates that the wireless LAN is in erating conditions to improve efficiency. operation. Example: (Yellow) •...
  • Page 41: Playing Back Clips

    Setting the display of clip information Playing Back Clips The display of clip information can be customized according to purpose. Playback Use the cursor buttons to select the “DATA DIS- PLAY” (➝ page 88) menu setting and then align the cursor with the item you want to set.
  • Page 42 • When clips in different compression formats are played back, the video and audio between clips may be distorted. • When clips with the same video format but different audio bit rates are played back continuously, the audio between clips will be muted.
  • Page 43: Selecting And Deselecting Clips

    Selecting and Deselecting Clips Adding Text Memos and Shot Marks Select the clips you want to process on the thumbnail screen. A text memo can be added to a clip to mark a specific location of the clip. You can also add a shot mark to a clip to distin- guish it from other clips.
  • Page 44: Copying Clips

    After pressing the [SET] button to select the thumb- Use the cursor buttons to align the cursor with a copy nail for which you want to delete the text memo, destination in the list of the “COPY” (➝ page 87) press the [SET] button in the “DELETE”...
  • Page 45: Deleting Clips

    Deleting Clips Repairing and Reconnecting Clips Use the following procedure to delete unnecessary clips from Repairing bad clips a P2 card. The bad indicator (yellow ) is displayed for any clip with a prob- Select the clip to delete. lem caused by, for example, a sudden power outage during re- cording.
  • Page 46: Viewing And Editing The Clip Information

    View the clip metadata if necessary. Viewing and Editing the Clip Informa- tion Viewing the clip metadata information The detailed information of a clip can be displayed and checked on a screen. Use the cursor buttons to align the cursor with the tar- Use the cursor buttons to align the cursor with a metadata get clip.
  • Page 47: Changing Thumbnails

    THUMBNAIL: Frame position (normally, start: 0) of Note: the image used for the thumbnail and • To delete the latitude and longitude, enter a blank space for the thumbnail size (width, height) the altitude. They cannot be deleted separately. PROXY: Detailed information on proxy data •...
  • Page 48: Adding Metadata To Clips During Recording

    [SET] button. computer to process clips recorded on a P2 card that can be download free of charge from the Panasonic website. For the Use the cursor buttons to align the cursor with URL, refer to “Website URL” (➝ page 9).
  • Page 49 Checking and editing loaded metadata Metadata upload files The settings of the metadata loaded from an SD memory card can be checked. Loading a file Press the [MENU] button and select the “REC META Use the following procedure to load the metadata settings DATA”...
  • Page 50: Formatting P2 Cards And Sd Memory Cards

    Formatting P2 Cards and SD Memory Checking the Card Status Cards The P2 card slot status, P2 card usage status, and other card information can be displayed and checked on the screen. Use the cursor buttons to align the cursor with “SLOT n”...
  • Page 51: Manual And Automatic Cps Authentication

    P2 card status Manual and Automatic CPS When the remaining free space is displayed, the re- Authentication maining free space on the P2 card is indicated in the form of a bar meter and as a percentage value. When the used space is displayed, the used space on the P2 card is indicated in the form of a bar meter and Manual CPS authentication as a percentage value.
  • Page 52 Setting the CPS password with the software key- Automatic CPS authentication board A CPS password can be read from a SD memory card or input Select the “CPS PASSWORD” - “SET” (➝ page 86) into the unit. menu item. Setting the password The software keyboard for entering the CPS password ap- pears.
  • Page 53: Connecting An External Device Via The Usb Host Port

    Connecting an External Device via the USB HOST Port Supported storage devices The following storage devices can be used. • Hard disk drives or solid state drives connected via USB 2.0/USB 3.0. Storage device types and available functions The available functions depend on the type of storage device used. The storage device type is displayed below “PARTITION:” on the left side of the EXPLORE screen.
  • Page 54 • A storage device 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 damage, either direct or indirect, arising from a storage device failing or for some other reason.
  • Page 55 Align the cursor with “YES” in the confirmation mes- Connect a storage device. sage and press the [SET] button. A storage device that is not in the TYPE S or FAT format will be formatted in the TYPE S or FAT format. (➝...
  • Page 56 Viewing storage device information Copying clips to a storage device (EXPLORE screen) You can copy just the selected clips rather than the entire card to a storage device. You can display storage device information, select the display of a storage device partition or folder thumbnails, and select a partition or folder as a target for operation (in the EXPLORE Display the thumbnail screen, use the cursor buttons screen).
  • Page 57 Partition information Hold down the [SET] button (for at least 1 second). (for a TYPE S storage device) The partition or folder is selected and becomes A check mark is displayed for a partition selected as an operation target. NO.: Partition number (1, 2, 3...) MODEL: P2 card model name...
  • Page 58 Deleting the last partition Clip information The last partition of a storage device can be deleted in the Displays the clip properties. “DELETE LAST PARTITION” (➝ page 88) menu item. Storage device information When TYPE S Note: • Move the cursor to the last partition beforehand. SERIAL: P2 card serial number •...
  • Page 59 Viewing clip information • Pressing the [STOP] button during clip playback stops playback and redisplays the thumbnail screen. Various metadata information can be viewed for the clips • When playback is stopped, the cursor moves to the clip stored on a storage device. The information can be displayed played prior to stopping.
  • Page 60 Copying to a P2 card by clip Writing back (importing) data from a stor- You can specify a clip on a storage device and copy it to a P2 age device to a P2 card card. Display the thumbnail screen of the storage device. Importing data from a TYPE S storage device by partition Select a clip to copy.
  • Page 61: Using The Unit Connected To A Network

    Using the Unit Connected to a Network Network Connection This unit can connect to a network via wireless LAN, wired LAN, or 4G/LTE. To use wireless LAN, connect an AJ-WM30 (sold separately) to the [USB3.0 HOST] port. To use wired LAN, connect a LAN cable to the [LAN] port on the side. To use 4G/LTE, connect a compatible USB modem (sold separately) to the [USB3.0 HOST] port.
  • Page 62: Preparing For Connection

    Java Runtime Java Runtime is used to display the status on a computer. Java is required to display this panel. • For the latest information on the versions for which operation has been verified, see the website. (➝ “ Website URL ” page 9) Preparing for Connection For wireless LAN Connect the AJ-WM30 wireless module (sold separately) to the [USB 3.0 HOST] port on the unit.
  • Page 63: Network Settings

    MAC ADDRESS: MAC address of the wireless LAN (This cannot be changed.) SSID: Network name (SSID) of unit (Factory default setting: AJ-PG50) CHANNEL: Channel to use (Factory default setting: AUTO) ENCRYPTION: Encryption method to use (Factory default setting:WPA2-AES)
  • Page 64 SSID INPUT TYPE: Select “MANUAL” to set this manually and select “SELECT” to select from the connection destination list. SSID: Network name (SSID) of wireless access point (Factory default setting: AJ-PG50) CHANNEL: Channel to use (Factory default setting: AUTO) (This cannot be set.) ENCRYPTION: Encryption method to use (Factory default setting: WPA2-AES) ENCRYPT KEY: Encryption key of wireless access point (Factory default setting;...
  • Page 65 SSID Connection Destination List a: Selection state b: SSID c: Presence/absence of connection history d: Encryption method e: Signal strength • Display is in order from the strongest signal. • The SSID with the check mark for the selection state is the selected SSID. •...
  • Page 66 Set the wired LAN of the computer. (For Windows) Display [Properties] of [Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)] and configure the settings. For details on the display proce- dure, refer to [Start] [Help and Support] • When “DHCP SERVER” is set to “ENABLE” in the unit settings Select [Obtain an IP address automatically] and [Obtain DNS server address automatically] on the [General] tab.
  • Page 67: Network Functions

    The user account name can be up to 31 characters long and the password can be from 6 to 15 characters long. For information on P2 Browser, refer to Operating Instructions of P2 Web Application available from the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/manual/index.html Note: •...
  • Page 68: Network Settings

    P2 Playlist Editing Functions The following functions are supported. • Editing/saving playlists • Creating new clips from playlists (edit copy) • SDI playback using playlists • Displaying and editing metadata • Adding and deleting metadata (shot marks and text memos) For how to change modes and other information, refer to “P2 Playlist Editing Mode”...
  • Page 69: Using Ftp Client Functions

    Note: Using FTP Client Functions There is a delay of a few seconds between the updating of the LAN indicator and the actual status. To use the FTP client functions, you need to set the NETWORK Folder information settings and FTP client settings in advance. PATH: Path of current folder on FTP server NO.:...
  • Page 70: Viewing The Thumbnails Of Clips On An Ftp Server (Ftp Thumbnail Screen)

    Operations in the FTP EXPLORE screen Viewing the Thumbnails of Clips on an FTP Server (FTP Thumbnail Right cursor button: Indicates the contents of the subfolder Screen) at the cursor position. Left cursor button: Indicates the contents of the folder at the level above the current folder.
  • Page 71: Deleting Clips On The Ftp Server

    FTP server/folder information Viewing FTP Server Clip Information URL: URL of connected FTP server USER ID: User ID of logged in user Various metadata information can be viewed for the clips on SSH: Indicates whether SSH is set to ENABLE or DIS- an FTP server.
  • Page 72 The server screen appears. Writing back from an FTP server (copy) The folders on the set server are displayed. Use the cursor buttons to select the transfer destination folder. Selected clips can be written back from an FTP server on the network to a P2 card or hard disk.
  • Page 73: Transferring Sd Memory Card Data

    • Whether an error is generated when the remaining capacity Transferring SD Memory Card Data of the FTP server reaches 0 depends on the FTP server. If an error is not generated, use the procedure above to stop the operation. The data in an SD memory card can be transferred to an FTP •...
  • Page 74 Writing back from an FTP server (import) A folder selected from an FTP server on the network can be written back to an SD memory card. Display the FTP EXPLORE screen. The folder screen of the FTP server appears. The folders on the set server are displayed. Use the cursor buttons to select the transfer source folder.
  • Page 75: Usb Device Mode

    P2 cards inserted in the P2 card slots of this unit as mass storage devices. Note that a separate USB driver, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Panasonic website, needs be installed on the computer.(➝ “Website URL”...
  • Page 76: P2 Playlist Editing Mode

    The user account name can be up to 31 characters long and the password can be from 6 to 15 characters long. For information on P2 Playback Editor, refer to Operating Instructions of P2 Web Application available from the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/manual/index.html P2 Playlist Editing Mode...
  • Page 77 Note: • When “NETWORK SEL” is “WLAN,” “4G/LTE,” or “LAN,” the startup time when the power is turned on may be longer than usual due to the network function starting. • When “NETWORK SEL” is set to “OFF,” the network function will not be available. •...
  • Page 78: Screen Display

    Screen Display OSD Display The OSD screen display toggles on and off each time you press the [DISPLAY] button. The formats, time codes, and modes are displayed as abbreviations on the playback and recording screens. Note: • Select whether to display the level meter on this display in the “OSD GRADE” (➝ page 100) menu item. You can also select the display items in the “OSD TC SELECT”...
  • Page 79 Compression format display Battery level indicator Indicates the compression format during recording or re- The indicator changes in the order of cording standby. as the battery level de- Indicates the compression format of the current clip during creases. playback. When there is no battery power remaining, flashes.
  • Page 80: Deck Information (Diag) Display

    Deck Information (DIAG) Display Press the [DIAG] button. This displays the deck information. Deck information includes [USER] button and warning information. The previous display is redisplayed. You can also return to the previous display by pressing the Press the [DIAG] button. [EXIT] or [MENU] button.
  • Page 81: Time Code, User Bits, And Ctl

    Time Code, User Bits, and CTL Time code Setting the Time Code and User Bits The time code is used when the time code signal generated Internal mode by the time code generator is to be recorded. The time code values are indicated on the display and in the superimposed display.
  • Page 82 When you finish setting the start values, press the External mode [SET] button. When the “RUN MODE” (➝ page 92) menu item is set to Press the [STOP] button to switch to stop mode. “FREE RUN,” the time code starts advancing immediately. To cancel this setting, press the [EXIT] button or [CANCEL] button.
  • Page 83: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu Menu Operations Operate the menu as follows. Press the [SET] button. Note: • A confirmation screen is displayed for some menu items. • Use the cursor buttons to select a process and press the [SET] button. • A check mark is displayed before a set item. •...
  • Page 84: Menu Structure

    Menu Structure MENU CLIP PROPERTY Enabled in thumbnail screen mode. REPOSITION (Disabled in recording/playback screen mode.) DELETE FORMAT FORMAT STORAGE COPY EXPORT IMPORT REPAIR RE-CONNECT EXCH. THUMBNAIL EXPLORE AUTHENTICATE CHANGE PARTITION NAME DELETE LAST PARTITION DELETE FOLDER THUMBNAIL SETUP STORAGE COPY SETUP REC/PB REC/PB FUNCTION REC/PB SETUP...
  • Page 85 FILE SETUP DATA (SD CARD) Enabled in recording/playback SD CARD PROPERTY screen mode. (Disabled in thumb- nail screen mode.) FORMAT SD CARD LOAD USER DATA INITIALIZE SYSTEM SYSTEM MODE SYSTEM SETUP HOURS METER VERSION OPTION MENU Setup Menu: Menu Structure...
  • Page 86: Menu List

    Menu List CLIP The CLIP menu is enabled in thumbnail screen mode. (It is disabled in recording/playback screen mode.) PROPERTY CLIP > PROPERTY _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Displays detailed clip information on the screen. Individual items can also be edited. For de- 59.94Hz 50Hz CLIP PROPERTY...
  • Page 87 CLIP > PROPERTY (Continued) Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications After selecting the “FORMAT” menu item, format the P2 card in the P2 card slot to be spec- 59.94Hz 50Hz ified or SD memory card in the SD memory card slot. Note: •...
  • Page 88 CLIP > PROPERTY (Continued) Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Sets or changes the names of partitions in a storage device. 59.94Hz 50Hz Note: CHANGE • The default value is the date and time when the partition was created. PARTITION NAME •...
  • Page 89 CLIP > THUMBNAIL SETUP (Continued) Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Sets the items to display in the simplified property display on the left side of the thumbnails. 59.94Hz 50Hz USER CLIP NAME: Indicates the name of a user clip START TC: Indicates the start time code.
  • Page 90: Rec/Pb

    REC/PB REC/PB FUNCTION REC/PB > REC/PB FUNCTION _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Selects the recording method. 59.94Hz 50Hz RECORDING NORMAL: Normal recording LOOP: Loop recording Selects whether recording and stopping are performed automatically in accordance with the 59.94Hz 50Hz record and stop signals of the HD SDI...
  • Page 91 REC/PB SETUP REC/PB > REC/PB SETUP _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Selects the slots for recording. 59.94Hz 50Hz microP2: Uses the microP2 memory card slots (card slots 1 and 2). P2: Uses the P2 memory card slot (card slot 3). REC MEDIA Note: Recording is not possible for a slot that is not selected but playback is possible.
  • Page 92 DUAL CODEC SETUP REC/PB > DUAL CODEC SETUP Note: When a setting other than “NORMAL” is selected in the “REC/PB FUNCTION” - “RECORDING” setting menu item (➝ page 90), or when “ON” is selected in the “SIMUL REC” item (➝ page 90), proxy recording cannot be performed even if “CODEC USAGE” is set to “PROXY REC(P2)”...
  • Page 93 REC/PB > TC/UB/CTL (Continued) Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Sets the time code to use when an external time code is used. 59.94Hz 50Hz EXT LTC: LTC of TIME CODE IN connector. S/H LTC: LTC information added to the signals input to the SDI IN connector or HDMI IN con- nector.
  • Page 94 REC META DATA REC/PB > REC META DATA _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications LOAD Loads a metadata upload file stored on an SD memory card. 59.94Hz 50Hz Sets whether to add the loaded metadata during recording. 59.94Hz 50Hz RECORD...
  • Page 95: I/F Setup

    I/F SETUP CLOCK I/F SETUP > CLOCK For details, refer to “Setting the Year, Month, Day, and Time” (➝ page 25). BASIC I/F SETUP > BASIC _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Turns the beep sound on or off.
  • Page 96 VIDEO I/F SETUP > VIDEO _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Selects the video input signal. 59.94Hz 50Hz HD SDI: Selects the SDI connector (HD signal input). SD-SDI: Selects the SDI connector (SD signal input). HDMI: Selects the HDMI IN connector.
  • Page 97 I/F SETUP > VIDEO (Continued) Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Selects the 3G-SDI output format for when “LINE&FREQ” (➝ page 106) is “1080-59.94P” or 59.94Hz 50Hz “1080-50P.” 3G-SDI OUT LEVEL-A: Selects the 3G-SDI LEVEL-A format. LEVEL-B: Selects the 3G-SDI LEVEL-B DL format. Selects the aspect ratio for down-conversion output.
  • Page 98 NETWORK I/F SETUP > NETWORK _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Selects network connection method. 59.94Hz 50Hz WLAN: Connects via a wireless LAN. 4G/LTE: Connects via 3G/4G/LTE. LAN: Connects via the LAN connector on the unit. NETWORK SEL OFF: Does not use the network.
  • Page 99 I/F SETUP > NETWORK (Continued) Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications SSID Displays the network name (SSID). 59.94Hz 50Hz Sets the channel to use when “DIRECT” is selected for “TYPE” and connected via a wireless 59.94Hz 50Hz LAN. AUTO CHANNEL CH11...
  • Page 100 DISPLAY I/F SETUP > DISPLAY _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Set whether to output the thumbnail screen to HDMI OUT and SDI OUT. 59.94Hz 50Hz GUI OUTPUT LCD: Not output (displayed only on LCD monitor) ALL: Outputs to all of the LCD, HDMI OUT, and SDI OUT.
  • Page 101 LCD MONITOR I/F SETUP > LCD MONITOR _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Turns off the backlight of the LCD monitor automatically if a set time (approximately 5 min- 59.94Hz 50Hz utes) elapses after any operation is performed. TIME OUT 5min: Turns off the backlight of the LCD monitor automatically after approximately 5 minutes.
  • Page 102 USER BUTTON I/F SETUP > USER BUTTON You can assign specific functions set in menus to the [USER1] to [USER6] buttons. The settings are stored internally and retained even when the unit is turned off and on. The assigned functions and settings can be confirmed in the DIAG display.
  • Page 103: File

    FILE The FILE menu is enabled in recording/playback screen mode. (It is disabled in thumbnail screen mode.) SETUP DATA (SD CARD) FILE > SETUP DATA (SD CARD) Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Loads the file selected from the list of setup data files saved to an SD memory card to the 59.94Hz 50Hz LOAD...
  • Page 104 INITIALIZE FILE > INITIALIZE Item Settings and brief function description FREQ indications Restores all menu settings to the factory default states. 59.94Hz 50Hz LOAD FACTORY If this is selected, the “SYSTEM RESTART” confirmation message appears. DATA Select “YES” to restart the system automatically. Saves the menu settings as user data to the memory of the unit.
  • Page 105 Writing setup data to the user area Use the cursor buttons to move the cursor to the “SAVE USER DATA” (➝ page 104) menu item and then press the [SET] button. A confirmation message appears. Move the cursor to “YES” in the confirmation mes- sage and then press the [SET] button.
  • Page 106: System

    SYSTEM SYSTEM MODE SYSTEM > SYSTEM MODE _ is the factory default setting. Item Settings and brief function description Sets the number of lines and frequency of the system, recording format, and audio quantization bit rate. When the num- ber of lines and frequency are selected, only the items that can be set with that frequency are displayed. When the fre- quency is changed, the unit needs to be restarted.
  • Page 107 VERSION SYSTEM > VERSION Displays the various versions of the unit. Item Settings and brief function description VERSION Displays the overall firmware version (representative version) of the unit. MODEL NAME Displays the model name of the unit. SERIAL NO. Displays the serial number of the unit. MAC ADDRESS Displays the MAC (Media Access Control) address of the unit.
  • Page 108: List Of Compatible Input And Output Formats

    List of Compatible Input and Output Formats The following shows the compatible input/output formats that can be set in the “LINE&FREQ”, “REC FORMAT”, and other menu items. Video formats “LINE&FREQ” Compression formats Sampling Quantization 1080-59.94i 720-59.94p 1080-59.94p “REC FORMAT” 1080-50i 720-50p 1080-50p Recording/playback...
  • Page 109: Using A Keyboard

    Using a Keyboard Full Keyboard Numeric Keyboard The full keyboard is displayed when metadata input or other The numeric keyboard is displayed when you only need to en- alphanumeric input is required. ter numbers. Move the cursor to the character you want to enter and press Move the cursor to the number you want to enter and press the [SET] button.
  • Page 110: For Long And Trouble-Free Operation

    For Long and Trouble-Free Operation Maintenance Do not use benzine or thinner for cleaning. • Benzine and thinner may deform the unit and cause the paint to peel off. • Remove any DC input and disconnect the power cable from the outlet before cleaning. •...
  • Page 111: Warning System

    Warning System Warning Details When an error is detected after the power is turned on or during operation, the (POWER) lamp and a beep sound notify you that an error has occurred. Note: If multiple errors occur simultaneously, the one with the highest priority is displayed. System error Card eject error Monitor display...
  • Page 112: Error Codes

    Error Codes Code No. Displayed message Description Operation Displayed when an error occurs in reading and writing card TURN POWER OFF Card removal E-30 data. <P2 CARD> error To continue operation, turn the power off and then back on. TURN POWER OFF System mode error Format E-31...
  • Page 113 Displayed message Description Deck operation The voltage of the battery is low. Operation BATTERY NEAR END Replace the battery. continues Displayed if the [SLOT SEL] button (when assigned to a [USER] button) is Operation SLOT SEL INVALID pressed when it is not possible to switch the P2 card recording slot. continues Displayed while the clip information is being read or when the clip configura- tion has changed.
  • Page 114 Displayed message Description Deck operation Displayed when a data error caused by the P2 card occurred during re- cording. It remains displayed after recording stops until the following operation is performed. CARD ERROR < > STOP Furthermore, it is displayed for 3 seconds when playback is stopped due to a P2 card error during playback.
  • Page 115 Displayed message Description Deck operation Displayed when an error occurs with one of the cards during simultane- ous recording. ( is the slot number mark for indicating where the error Operation SIMUL REC WARNING < > occurred.) continues Recording will stop on the card on which the error occurred, but will con- tinue on the other card.
  • Page 116 Item Message Description Measure CANNOT REPAIR IN Some of the selected clip could not be repaired. Check the selected content. SELECTION! CANNOT REPAIR! Content that cannot be repaired is selected. Check the selected content. CANNOT SAVE! FILE A configuration file with the same file name al- Save the file under a different name.
  • Page 117 Item Message Description Measure CANNOT ACCESS An error occurred during P2 card access. Check the P2 card. CARD! CANNOT ACCESS An error occurred while attempting to access the Check the storage device status and connection. TARGET! connection target. CANNOT COPY! The clips cannot be copied because there is no Reformat in FAT format or export the data from a P2 FORMAT STORAGE...
  • Page 118 Item Message Description Measure A connection cannot be established to the net- Check that the LAN settings are correct, LAN cable is CANNOT CONNECT! work. connected properly, and network is working properly. CANNOT FIND FTP- The connection destination FTP server cannot be Check whether the URL item of FTP CLIENT is cor- SERVER! found.
  • Page 119: Updating The Firmware In This Unit

    Download the update file, place the update file on an SD memory card, and then insert the SD memory card in the unit. For how to update the firmware, visit the Panasonic website (➝ “Website URL” page 9). Note: Only use SD memory cards that comply with the SD, SDHC, or SDXC standards in this unit.
  • Page 120: Specifications

    Specifications General Power supply: DC 7.2 V (during battery use) DC 12 V (during AC adaptor use) Power consumption: 21.4 W indicates safety information. Ambient operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Ambient operating humidity: 10% to 80% (non-condensing) Ambient storage temperature: -20 °C to 50 °C (–4 °F to 122 °F)
  • Page 121 VIDEO DIGITAL VIDEO Sampling frequencies: AVC-Intra100/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/DVCPRO HD: (59.94 Hz) Y: 74.1758 MHz, P : 37.0879 MHz (50 Hz) Y: 74.2500 MHz, P : 37.1250 MHz AVC-Intra100/AVC-LongG25: (1080/59.94p) Y: 148.3516 MHz, P : 74.1758 MHz (1080/50p) Y: 148.5000 MHz, P : 74.2500 MHz DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, P : 6.75 MHz...
  • Page 122 AUDIO DIGITAL AUDIO Sampling frequency: 48 kHz (synchronized with video) Quantization: 16 bit (AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV) 16 bit/24 bit selectable (AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50) 24 bit (AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25) Headroom: 12 dB/18 dB/20 dB (selectable) De-emphasis: T1=50 µs, T2=15 µs (ON/OFF auto select) AUDIO INPUT Analog inputs (CH1, CH2): XLR ×...
  • Page 123 Battery charger Power source: AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz 0.4 A Power output: DC 8.4 V, 1.2 A indicates safety information. Ambient operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Ambient operating humidity: 10% to 80% (non-condensing) Approx.
  • Page 124: Index

    Index Number Repairing ..................Repeat playback ................1 CLIP PLAY ................Selecting ..................3G-SDI OUT ..................Variable speed playback ............... 4:3 MARKER ................... forward/rewind ................4G/LTE ..................Clip metadata Adding ..................... Changing ..................AC Adaptor ................. Viewing ................... Access lamp CLIP PROPERTY ................
  • Page 125 EXPORT IP ADDRESS ....................................Export FTP server ..................KEYBOARD ..................Storage device ................Keyboard ................... EXT TC SEL ..................External mode ................... LAN port ....................LAN PROPERTY ........................................................ FF button ..................... LCD MONITOR ................FF.REW MAX ..................LCD REVERSE ................
  • Page 126 Checking the card status SET button ................................ Formatting ..................SETUP DATA (SD CARD) ............Handling of recording data ............SG MOVE .................... Recording times ................SHIFT button ..................P2 memory card access lamps ..........Shot mark .................... P2 memory card slots ..............
  • Page 127 USB Device Mode ................USB HOST port ................USB Keyboard ................USER ....................USER 1-3, 4-6 buttons ..............USER ACCOUNT ................User bits ....................USER BUTTON ................USER CLIP NAME ..............Variable speed playback ............... VERIFY ....................VERSION ..................VIDEO ....................
  • Page 128 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 2014...