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Owner's Manual
High Definition Video Camera
HC-V270
Model No.
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product,
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SQW0101

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual High Definition Video Camera HC-V270 Model No. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. Register online at www.panasonic.com/register (U.S. customers only) SQW0101...
  • Page 2: Read This First

    HD Writer LE 3.0. prevented. (When the difference in temperature j Copy the image to a Panasonic Blu-ray is severe, place the unit in a plastic bag or the disc recorder that supports AVCHD like, remove air from the bag, and seal the bag.)
  • Page 3 ∫ For the purposes of this owner’s manual ≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the “SD card”. ≥ The smartphone and tablet are indicated as “smartphone”. ≥ Function that can be used for Motion Picture Recording Mode: Function that can be used for Still Picture Recording Mode:...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Read this first ..........2 Manual recording .........49 White Balance........50 Preparation Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment ..51 Manual Focus adjustment...... 52 Recording with the Touch Function ...53 Names and Functions of Main Parts .... 6 Touch function icons ......53 Power supply..........
  • Page 5 Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection....142 Copy/Dubbing Using the [Wi-Fi Easy Setup] to set up a connection......... 143 Connecting to a wireless access Copying/playing back with a USB HDD ... 100 point ............. 145 Preparing for copying/playing back ..100 Setting up a direct connection to Simple copy .........
  • Page 6: Preparation

    Preparation Names and Functions of Main Parts Speaker Lens cover opening/closing switch A/V connector [A/V] 95, 108) When not using the unit, close the lens cover to Recording/playback button [ protect the lens. ≥ Slide the opening/closing switch to open/ Level Shot Function button [ close the cover.
  • Page 7 13 14 Status indicator 15, 142) Tripod receptacle Recording start/stop button ≥ Attaching a tripod with a screw length of Battery holder 5.5 mm (0.22 q) or more may damage the LCD monitor (Touch screen) unit. SD card cover Access lamp [ACCESS] Card slot ≥...
  • Page 8 DC input terminal [DC IN] Grip belt ≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits supplied one. your hand. Photoshot button [ Zoom lever [W/T] (In Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture ...
  • Page 9 Wi-Fi button [Wi-Fi] 114, 120, 123, 129, 131, 135, 150, 153) Wi-Fi Transmitter 113) NFC touch area [ 116, 124) - 9 -...
  • Page 10: Power Supply

    ≥ The unit has a function for distinguishing batteries which can be used safely. The dedicated battery (VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380) supports this function. The only batteries suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
  • Page 11: Charging The Battery

    Please refer to page 167. ≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 184. ≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries 12). ≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
  • Page 12: Charging And Recording Time

    ≥ Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors and windows closed. Charging and recording time ∫ Charging/Recording time ≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH ≥ Charging times in parentheses are when charging from the USB terminal. Battery model Maximum Actual...
  • Page 13: Recording To A Card

    Check via the label on the card, etc. ≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam (This website is in English only.) ≥ When using an SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card with other equipment, check the equipment is compatible with these Memory Cards.
  • Page 14: Inserting/Removing An Sd 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. 35) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted.
  • Page 15: 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. To turn off the unit ...
  • Page 16: Selecting A Mode

    Preparation Selecting a mode You can switch this unit between Recording Mode (Motion Picture Recording Mode/Still Picture Recording Mode) and Playback Mode by pressing the recording/playback button. If you touch the recording mode switching icon in Recording Mode, this unit can be switched between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode.
  • Page 17: How To Use The Touch Screen

    To display the recording mode switching icon Display of the recording mode switching icon will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of time. To display it again, touch the screen. ≥ If the recording start/stop button is pressed in Still Picture Recording Mode or Playback Mode, this unit will be switched to Motion Picture Recording Mode.
  • Page 18: About The Touch Menu

    About the Touch Menu Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to switch the operation icons. ≥ It is also possible to switch the operation icons by sliding the Touch Menu right or left while touching it. A Touch Menu ...
  • Page 19: Setting Date And Time

    Preparation Setting date and time The clock is not set at the time of purchase. Make sure to set the clock. ≥ When you turn on this unit, the message “Set home region and date/time.” may be displayed. Select [YES], and follow the steps below to make these settings: j Step 3 of [SET WORLD TIME] j Steps 2–3 of “Setting date and time”...
  • Page 20: Basic

    Basic Before recording ∫ Basic camera positioning     1 Hold the unit with both hands. 2 Put your hand through the grip belt. 3 It is convenient to use the Recording button icon A when holding the unit at waist level. ≥...
  • Page 21: Recording Motion Pictures

    Basic Recording motion pictures ≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. Open the LCD monitor, and set this  unit to Motion Picture Recording Mode. Press the recording start/stop  button to start recording. A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥.
  • Page 22: Recording Still Pictures

    ≥ (Maximum recordable scenes of a single SD card) Recording format [AVCHD] [MP4/iFrame] Recordable scenes Approx. 3900 Approx. 89100 Different dates Approx. 900 Approx. 900 ≥ Maximum number of recordable scenes and maximum number of different dates will be less than above table when there are both MP4/iFrame scenes and still pictures recorded on an SD card.
  • Page 23 ≥ If you set the Optical Image Stabilizer function 54) to ([MODE1]), then the Image Stabilizer function will be more effective. ( (MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer) will be MEGA displayed when the button is pressed halfway.) ≥ Using a tripod is recommended when recording still pictures in dark places because the shutter speed becomes slow.
  • Page 24: Recording Still Pictures In Motion Picture Recording Mode

    Recording still pictures in Motion Picture Recording Mode ¬ Set this unit to Motion Picture Recording Mode Press the button fully (press to the bottom) to take the picture. ≥ It is possible to record still pictures while recording motion pictures. (Simultaneous recording) ≥...
  • Page 25: Motion Picture/Still Picture Playback

    Basic Motion picture/Still picture playback Set this unit to Playback Mode 16). Touch the play mode select icon A 18).  ≥ You can also set by touching , selecting [VIDEO MENU SETUP] or [PICT. SETUP] # [MEDIA, VIDEO/  PICTURE].
  • Page 26 Touch the scene or the still picture to be played back. ≥ To display the next (previous) page: j Slide the thumbnail display upward (downward) while touching it. j Switch the Touch Menu, and then touch (up) / (down) on the thumbnail scroll lever.
  • Page 27: Motion Picture Compatibility

    ∫ Speaker volume adjustment Operate the volume lever to adjust the speaker volume during Motion Picture Playback Mode. Towards “r”: Increases the volume Towards “s”: Decreases the volume ≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback. ≥ If pause play is continued for approx. 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails. ≥...
  • Page 28: Using The Menu Screen

    Basic Using the menu screen ≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display MENU Touch MENU ∫ About guide display After touching , touching the submenus and items will cause function descriptions and settings confirmation messages to appear. ≥...
  • Page 29: Using The Setup Menu

    Basic Using the Setup Menu [DISPLAY] Set the display method for the screen information display. : [SETUP] # [DISPLAY] # desired setting MENU [5 SEC.]: Information is displayed on the screen for 5 seconds after starting the Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode, starting to playback, or touching the screen.
  • Page 30 ≥ When the home region is set for the first time, the screen for selecting home/travel destination appears after setting the home region successively. If the home region has already been set once, execute the menu operation for Step 1. (Only when setting the region of your travel ...
  • Page 31: Date Format

    [DATE/TIME] It is possible to change the date and time display mode. : [SETUP] # [DATE/TIME] # desired display MENU [DATE]/[D/T]/[OFF] ≥ The date and time are not displayed while the recording mode switching icon is displayed. ≥ When the Touch Shutter is enabled, the recording mode switching icon is constantly displayed. This causes the date and time to disappear from the screen.
  • Page 32 [ECONOMY (BATT)] When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit automatically turns off to save battery life. : [SETUP] # [ECONOMY (BATT)] # [ON] MENU ≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if [ECONOMY (BATT)] is set to [ON] in following cases: j Using the AC adaptor* j Using the USB cable for PC etc.
  • Page 33: Power Lcd

    [SELECT OPERATION ICONS] You can change the operation icons 58) to display in the Touch Menu. Register 3 favorite operation icons. ≥ The default settings are, (Fade), (PRE-REC) and (Backlight Compensation) for Motion Picture Recording Mode, and (Self-timer), (Backlight Compensation) and (Tele Macro) for Still Picture Recording Mode.
  • Page 34: Hdmi Resolution

    [HDMI RESOLUTION] Please refer to page 97. [VIERA Link] Please refer to page 98. [TV ASPECT] Please refer to page 97. [INITIAL SET] Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition. : [SETUP] # [INITIAL SET] MENU ≥...
  • Page 35: Format Media

    [NUMBER RESET] Set the file number of the MP4/iFrame and still picture recorded next to 0001. : [SETUP] # [NUMBER RESET] MENU ≥ Folder number is updated and file number will start from 0001. 168) ≥ To reset the folder number, format the SD card, and then perform [NUMBER RESET]. [FORMAT MEDIA] Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be erased and cannot be restored.
  • Page 36: Firmware Upgrade

    : [SETUP] # [Firmware Upgrade] MENU For the latest update information, check the support website below. (As of November 2014) http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam (This Site is English only) [DEMO MODE] This item is used to start the unit demonstration. : [SETUP] # [DEMO MODE] # [ON] MENU ≥...
  • Page 37 [SOFTWARE INFO] You can connect this unit and a PC with the USB cable and check software information (License) on the PC. Select the menu. : [SETUP] # [SOFTWARE INFO] MENU Connect this unit to a PC. ≥ A message will be displayed when the connection is complete. On the PC, check [LICENSE.TXT]. ≥...
  • Page 38: Advanced (Recording)

    Advanced (Recording) Using the zoom Zoom lever/Zoom button icons T side: Close-up recording (zoom in) W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out)  A Zoom bar ≥ Maximum zoom ratio for recording motion pictures can be set with [ZOOM MODE]. ∫ About the zoom bar The zoom bar is displayed during the zoom operation.
  • Page 39: Level Shot Function

    Advanced (Recording) Level Shot Function This function detects the horizontal tilt of the unit, and automatically corrects it to the level position. (When setting (Normal)) (When setting (Strong)) : With Level Shot Function : Without Level Shot Function Level Shot Function button Each press of this button switches Level Shot Function.
  • Page 40: Changing The Recording Mode

    Advanced (Recording) Changing the Recording Mode Touch the Recording Mode button icon. MENU Touch the desired Recording Mode button icon. Mode Effect You can switch the mode to the Intelligent Auto Mode, Intelligent Auto which optimizes settings to the recording environment you are in.
  • Page 41: Intelligent Auto

    Intelligent Auto The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what you want to record. Mode Effect Portrait Faces are detected and focused automatically, and the brightness is adjusted so it is recorded clearly. Scenery The whole landscape will be recorded vividly without whiting out the background sky, which may be very bright.
  • Page 42: Intelligent Auto Mode

    ∫ Intelligent Auto Mode When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Automatic White Balance and Auto Focus operate and automatically adjust the color balance and focusing. Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness.
  • Page 43: Intelligent Auto Plus

    Intelligent Auto Plus Please refer to page for details about the effect of each mode. (Portrait)/ (Scenery)/ (Spotlight) (Low Light) (Night Scenery) (Macro) (Normal) (Normal) In Motion Picture Recording Mode only In Still Picture Recording Mode only ≥ Change the Recording Mode to (When adjusting the brightness) Touch (When adjusting the color balance)
  • Page 44: Miniature Effect

    [Miniature Effect] MINI Touch to adjust the horizontal position of the in-focus portion. ≥ If you touch the screen, you can adjust the horizontal position of the in-focus portion. ≥ When no touch operations are performed for approximately 1 second, [Reset], [SIZE], and [ENTER] are displayed. If you touch the screen, you can readjust the horizontal position of the in-focus portion.
  • Page 45: Start Recording

    [8mm movie] (When adjusting the brightness) Touch ≥ The level of brightness is switched every time you touch the icon. (Standard) # (Bright) # (Dark) (When adjusting the color balance) Touch ≥ The level of color balance is switched every time you touch the icon. (Blue) # (Red) # (Yellow)
  • Page 46: Time Lapse Rec

    [Time Lapse Rec] INTV Touch the desired setup time. [1 SEC.]/[10 SEC.]/[30 SEC.]/[1 MINUTE]/[2 MINUTES] ≥ Touch [ENTER]. ≥ A frame is recorded with a set recording interval. 30 frames will make up motion picture of 1 second. Setup time Setup example (recording Recording time...
  • Page 47: Scene Mode

    Scene Mode ≥ Change the Recording Mode to Touch the desired Scene Mode. Mode Effect To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and 5Sports: pause of playback Portrait: To make people stand out against the background Soft Skin: To makes skin colors appear softer for a more attractive appearance Spotlight:...
  • Page 48: Endless Loop Recording

    ≥ (Night Scenery) j The shutter speed is 1/2 or more in Still Picture Recording Mode. j Using a tripod is recommended. Endless Loop Recording ≥ Insert an SD card. ≥ Change the Recording Mode to Select sound in loop recording setting. [ON]: Records sound.
  • Page 49: Manual Recording

    Advanced (Recording) Manual recording ≥ The Manual Focus, White Balance, Shutter Speed, Brightness (Iris and Gain) settings are retained when you change between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode. Touch the to switch to Manual Mode. FOCUS ...
  • Page 50: White Balance

    White Balance Automatic White Balance function may not reproduce natural colors depending on the scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the White Balance manually. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. Touch [WB]. FOCUS Touch to select White Balance Mode. SHTR ≥...
  • Page 51: Manual Shutter Speed/Iris Adjustment

    Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment Shutter Speed: Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects. Iris: Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. Touch [SHTR] or [IRIS]. Touch to adjust settings. ≥ Touch [SHTR]/[IRIS] to end the adjustment. : Shutter speed: SHTR 1/60 to 1/8000...
  • Page 52: Manual Focus Adjustment

    Manual Focus adjustment If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus. ≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (When MF assist function is used) Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MF ASSIST] # [ON] MENU ≥ Touch to display the Manual icon.
  • Page 53: Recording With The Touch Function

    Advanced (Recording) Recording with the Touch Function You can record using convenient functions just by the easy operation of touching the screen. Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display Touch Function icons. Touch the Touch Function icon. (e.g.
  • Page 54: Image Stabilizer Function

    Image Stabilizer Function Use the Image Stabilizer to reduce the effects of shake during recording. This unit is equipped with Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer. Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer is a hybrid of Optical and Electrical Image Stabilizer. Touch to switch the Image Stabilizer on/off. ≥...
  • Page 55: Af/Ae Tracking

    (Still Picture Recording Mode) : [RECORD SETUP] # [O.I.S.] # [MODE1] or [MODE2] MENU [MODE1]: The function works all the time. [MODE2]: The function works when the button is pressed. We recommend using this mode when you are recording yourself or recording with a tripod in Still Picture Recording Mode.
  • Page 56: Optical Image Stabilizer Lock

    ≥ This function cannot be used in Manual Mode. In Still Picture Recording Mode, it can only be used with some settings in Scene Mode. ≥ It may track different objects or may not lock the target depending on the recording conditions such as the following: j When the object is too large or too small j When color of the object is similar to the background...
  • Page 57 ∫ To make the display of disappear Display of will not disappear even when no operation is performed for specific time with the default setting. To make the display of disappear, change the setting of the [O.I.S. LOCK DISPLAY]. : [SETUP] # [O.I.S. LOCK DISPLAY] # desired setting MENU [ON]: Constantly display.
  • Page 58: Recording Functions Of Operation Icons

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of operation icons Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded. Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display the operation icons. Touch an operation icon. (e.g.
  • Page 59: Intelligent Contrast Control

    Fade When you start recording, the image/audio gradually (Fade in) appears. (Fade in) When you pause recording, the image/audio gradually disappears. (Fade out) ≥ The Fade setting is canceled when the recording stops. ∫ To select the color for fade in/out (Fade out) : [RECORD SETUP] # [FADE COLOR] # MENU...
  • Page 60: Intelligent Exposure

    PRE-REC This prevents you from missing a shot. This allows recording of the pictures and sound to start approximately 3 seconds before the recording start/stop button is pressed. appears on the screen. ≥ PRE-REC ≥ Aim the unit at the subject beforehand. ≥...
  • Page 61: Backlight Compensation

    Backlight Compensation This makes the image brighter to prevent darkening of a backlit subject. Tele Macro A more impressive image can be obtained by focusing on the object only in close-up and shading off the background. ≥ The unit can focus on the subject at a distance of approx. 1.1 m (3.6 feet). ≥...
  • Page 62: Recording Functions Of Menus

    Advanced (Recording) Recording functions of menus [SCENE MODE] This function is identical to Scene Mode in Recording Mode. The shutter speed and aperture, etc. are automatically adjusted to match the scene you want to record. ≥ This item is displayed in the menu only when [Time Lapse Rec] in Creative Control Mode is set.
  • Page 63: Zoom Mode

    [ZOOM MODE] Set the maximum zoom ratio for the Motion Picture Recording Mode. : [RECORD SETUP] # [ZOOM MODE] # desired setting MENU [i.Zoom OFF]: Up to 62k [i.Zoom 90k]: This zoom function allows you to maintain high-definition picture quality. (Up to 90k) [D.Zoom 150k]: Digital zoom (Up to 150k) [D.Zoom 3000k]:...
  • Page 64: Rec Mode

    [REC MODE] Switch the picture quality and recording format of the motion pictures to record. The recording formats that can be set change according to [REC FORMAT] setting. : [RECORD SETUP] # [REC MODE] # desired setting MENU ≥ When [REC FORMAT] is set to [AVCHD] [PH]/[HA]/[HG]/[HE]: Set the recording format to 1080/60i.
  • Page 65 ∫ Prioritized face framing Prioritized face framing is displayed as orange frames. Focus and adjustment of brightness will be performed against the prioritized face framing. ≥ The prioritized face frame is displayed only with Portrait Mode in Intelligent Auto Mode or Intelligent Auto Plus Mode.
  • Page 66: Auto Slow Shtr

    [AGS] If the unit continues to be tilted upside down from the normal horizontal position while recording motion pictures, it is automatically put into recording pause. : [RECORD SETUP] # [AGS] # [ON] MENU ≥ The AGS function may activate and cause the unit to pause the recording if you are recording a subject right above or right below you.
  • Page 67: Shooting Guide

    [SHOOTING GUIDE] Message is displayed when this unit is moved rapidly. : [RECORD SETUP] # [SHOOTING GUIDE] # [ON] MENU When “CAMERA PANNING IS TOO FAST.” appears, move the unit slowly while recording. ≥ Message will not appear while pausing the recording. (Message will appear even if it is pausing the recording if [DEMO MODE] is set to [ON].) [WIND CUT] This is for reducing the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones.
  • Page 68: Mic Level

    [MIC LEVEL] When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones can be adjusted. Select the menu. : [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC LEVEL] # desired setting MENU [AUTO]: AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically. [SET The desired recording level can be set. AGC is activated, and sound distortions are reduced.
  • Page 69: Picture Size

    Touch [ENTER]. ≥ Touch [EXIT] to complete the settings. appears on the screen. ≥ [PICTURE SIZE] The higher the number of pixels, the higher the clarity of the picture when printing. : [PICTURE] # [PICTURE SIZE] # desired setting MENU ∫...
  • Page 70: Shtr Sound

    [SHTR SOUND] You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures. : [PICTURE] # [SHTR SOUND] # desired setting MENU Volume low Volume high [OFF]: Cancel the setting. ≥ No shutter sound is emitted in Motion Picture Recording Mode. - 70 -...
  • Page 71: Advanced (Playback)

    Advanced (Playback) Playback Operations Motion picture playback using operation icon For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 25. Playback operation Playback display Operating steps During Playback Touch the LCD monitor and slide from right to left (from left to right) during playback. Skip Playback (to the start of a scene)
  • Page 72: Creating Still Picture From Motion Picture

    Playback operation Playback display Operating steps During Pause Touch the direct playback bar or slide it while touching. Direct Playback ≥ The playback skips to the position touched or slid to while touching. Creating still picture from motion picture A single frame from the recorded motion picture can be saved as a still picture. The size of pictures to be recorded is determined by their scene type.
  • Page 73: Highlight & Time Frame Index

    Highlight & Time Frame Index An image of one scene is displayed as a thumbnail at set search condition. Scene can be played back from any midway point of the scene you wish to see. ≥ Operate the zoom lever to side and change over the thumbnail display to Highlight &...
  • Page 74: Resuming The Previous Playback

    Resuming the previous playback If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the playback can be resumed from where it was stopped. : [VIDEO SETUP] # [RESUME PLAY] # [ON] MENU If playback of a motion picture is stopped, appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped scene.
  • Page 75: Various Playback Functions

    Advanced (Playback) Various playback functions Playing back motion pictures/still pictures by date The scenes or the still pictures recorded on the same day can be played back in succession. Touch the date select icon.  A Date select icon Touch the playback date. The scenes or the still pictures recorded on the date selected are displayed as thumbnails.
  • Page 76: Highlight Playback

    ≥ The following scenes and still pictures are grouped separately on the date list, and icons are displayed according to the category: Scene or still picture Icon to be displayed Scenes recorded with [1080/60p] in [AVCHD] Scenes recorded with [1080] in [MP4/iFrame] Scenes recorded with [720] in [MP4/iFrame] Scenes recorded with [iFrame] in [MP4/iFrame] Still pictures created from motion pictures...
  • Page 77: Setting Up The Custom Effect

    ≥ Skip Playback, Slow-motion Playback, Frame-by-frame Playback and Direct Playback are not possible. ≥ Motion pictures recorded with Creative Control Mode are not available for Highlight Playback. ∫ Setting up the custom effect It is possible to enjoy the Highlight Playback with your favorite effect by setting up the combination of an image effect and music.
  • Page 78: Playing Back With The Settings Changed

    Playing back with the settings changed Touch [SET] to select the item to change. [SCENE SETUP] Select the scene or date to be played back. [FAVORITE SCENE SETUP] Set up the favorite scenes. [FAVORITE SCENE PLAY] Set up if the favorite scenes are to be included in the Highlight Playback or not.
  • Page 79: Checking The Favorite Scenes

    ∫ Checking the favorite scenes Touch the scenes to be played back. 0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s Touch [Add] and add the favorite part. ≥ Approximately 4 seconds before and after touching [Add] will be added as favorite. ≥ Number of favorite scenes that can be added are 1 to 14. (Number of scenes that can be added differs depending on the ...
  • Page 80: Setting Up The Title

    ∫ Playback time setting Touch the playback time. [APPROX 90 SEC.]/[APPROX 3 MIN.]/[AUTO] ≥ The playback time of [AUTO] is a maximum of approx. 5 minutes. ≥ Playback time may become shorter than the setting, or it may not even be played back if the part recognized as clearly recorded is short.
  • Page 81: Saving The Highlight Playback

    Saving the Highlight Playback The scenes put together as a Highlight Playback can be saved as a single scene. The recorded scenes can be saved in the SD card. Stop the playback of the Highlight Playback or wait until the Highlight Playback is finished.
  • Page 82: Manual Edit

    Manual Edit You can join desired scenes or parts of scenes in the order they were recorded to play back or save as a single scene with music added. ≥ Manual Edit cannot be used for MP4/iFrame scenes. Select the menu. : [EDIT SCENE] # [MANUAL EDIT] MENU Touch [1080/60p] or [1080/60i].
  • Page 83 ∫ To select a scene Touch the scene to be played back. ≥ The scene selection is made as you touch it, and the indication appears on the thumbnail. To cancel the operation, touch the scene again. ≥ When part of a scene has been selected, the indication appears on the thumbnail.
  • Page 84 ∫ To set the music Touch [Music]. Touch the desired sound. ≥ When [NO MUSIC] is selected, the audio recorded at the time of shooting is played back. (To test the music audio) Touch [START]. ≥ Touch the other music option to change the music to be tested. ≥...
  • Page 85: Baby Calendar

    Baby Calendar When a baby’s birthday and name are registered, scenes recorded since the baby’s birthday are displayed as thumbnails for each age in months. ≥ Scenes recorded before the birthday are not displayed. ≥ Scenes with no baby in them are also displayed. ≥...
  • Page 86 Touch the thumbnail in the center. ≥ The thumbnails of the scenes recorded in the same age in months are displayed. Touch the desired scene to select the playback operation. ≥ The thumbnail display cannot be set to 1 scene/20 scenes display or to the Highlight & Time Frame Index.
  • Page 87: Changing The Playback Settings And Playing Back The Slide Show

    Changing the playback settings and playing back the slide show Touch (Only when you would like to change the settings) Touch [SET] to select the item to change. [DATE SETUP]: Select the date to be played back. [SLIDE INTERVAL]: Select the interval between still pictures at playback. [EFFECT SETUP]: Select the effect for playback.
  • Page 88: Deleting Scenes/Still Pictures

    Select the playback operation. ≥ When the playback is finished or stopped, the screen to select [REPLAY], [SELECT AGAIN] or [EXIT] is displayed. Touch the desired item. Advanced (Playback) Deleting scenes/still pictures Deleted scenes/still pictures cannot be restored, so perform appropriate confirmation of the contents before proceeding with deletion.
  • Page 89 When you stop deleting halfway: Touch [CANCEL] while deleting. ≥ The scenes or still pictures that have already been deleted when the deletion is canceled cannot be restored. To complete editing: Touch [Return]. , selecting [EDIT SCENE] # [DELETE] # [ALL ≥...
  • Page 90: Deleting Part Of A Scene (Avchd)

    Deleting part of a scene (AVCHD) Unnecessary part of an AVCHD scene can be deleted. The deleted scenes cannot be restored. ≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode, and touch the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. Select the menu.
  • Page 91: Dividing A Scene (Avchd)

    Dividing a scene (AVCHD) It is possible to divide an AVCHD scene. Any unwanted parts in the scene can be deleted after dividing. ≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode, and touch the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. Select the menu.
  • Page 92: Dividing A Scene To Partially Delete (Mp4/Iframe)

    Dividing a scene to partially delete (MP4/iFrame) Divide the MP4/iFrame scenes, and delete unnecessary parts. This divides the recorded scenes in two and deletes the front half or back half. The scenes deleted by dividing cannot be restored. ≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode, and touch the play mode select icon.
  • Page 93: Protecting Scenes/Still Pictures

    Protecting scenes/still pictures Scenes/still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake. (Even if you protect some scenes/still pictures, formatting the media will delete them.) ≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode. Select the menu.
  • Page 94: Convert To Mp4

    Advanced (Playback) Convert to MP4 Before copying, convert AVCHD or MP4 scenes to those with the image quality (MP4 (1280k720/ 30p) or MP4 (640k360/30p)) that supports playback on a PC or uploading on the internet. ≥ Scenes recorded in iFrame or saved as MP4 (640k360/30p) cannot be converted to MP4. Select the menu.
  • Page 95: Watching Video/Pictures On Your Tv

    2 Standard images when connecting to video terminal ≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go. ≥ Always use the supplied HDMI mini cable or a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30: optional). - 95 -...
  • Page 96 Select the video input on the TV. ≥ Example: Select the [HDMI] channel with a HDMI mini cable. Select the [Video 2] channel with a Composite video cable. (The name of the channel may differ depending on the connected TV.) ≥...
  • Page 97: Connecting With A Hdmi Mini Cable

    Mode. aspect setting on the TV. (Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for details.) Refer to the following support site for information about Panasonic TVs with an SD card slot for playing back your pictures. http://panasonic.net/ ≥ It may not be possible to play back scenes on the TV depending on the [REC MODE].
  • Page 98: Playback Using Viera Link

    ≥ VIERA Link™ is a new name for EZ Sync™. ≥ This function allows you to use your remote control for the Panasonic TV for easy operations when this unit has been connected to a VIERA Link compatible device using a HDMI mini cable (supplied) for automatic linked operations.
  • Page 99 VIERA Link, read the operating instructions for the devices. ≥ Available linked operations between this unit and a Panasonic TV is different depending on the types of Panasonic TVs even if they are compatible with VIERA Link. Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for the operations that support on the TV.
  • Page 100: Copy/Dubbing

    ≥ Please read the operating instructions of the USB HDD for how to use it. Preparing for copying/playing back Refer to the following support site for information about USB HDD. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam (This Site is English only) When the USB HDD that requires formatting is connected, a message is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to format it.
  • Page 101 Connect the AC adaptor and a sufficiently charged battery to this unit. ≥ If the AC adaptor is not connected to this unit, the USB HDD cannot be used. Turn on this unit, and press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode.
  • Page 102: Simple Copy

    ∫ Formatting This is for initializing the USB HDD. ≥ Please be aware that if a media is formatted then all the data recorded on the media is erased and cannot be recovered. Back up important data on a PC etc. ≥...
  • Page 103: Copy Selected Files

    Copy selected files Connect this unit to the USB HDD to prepare for copying. 100) Touch [Copy selected files]. ≥ You can also copy scenes or still pictures by touching , selecting [COPY]. MENU Touch [NEXT]. Touch the desired items following the instructions on the screen. ≥...
  • Page 104: Playing Back The Usb Hdd

    Playing back the USB HDD ≥ Only motion picture/still picture that have been copied by connecting this unit to the USB HDD or copied with HD Writer LE 3.0 can be played back.  A USB Connection Cable (commercially-available) B USB HDD (commercially-available) C Turn the side with the symbol up to connect the micro A end of the USB Connection Cable to the USB terminal of this unit.
  • Page 105: Dubbing With A Blu-Ray Disc Recorder, Video Device, Etc

    ≥ The MP4/iFrame scenes cannot be dubbed by inserting SD cards or by connecting with the USB cable. To dub MP4/iFrame scenes, refer to page 108. You can dub scenes recorded with this unit to a Panasonic blu-ray disc recorder or DVD recorder that supports the recording mode you want to use.
  • Page 106: To Dub Using Equipment With A Usb Terminal

    Dubbing in high-definition picture quality ∫ To dub using equipment with an SD card slot You can dub by directly inserting an SD card. ∫ To dub using equipment with a USB terminal You can dub by connecting a USB cable. ≥...
  • Page 107 ≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB cables.) ≥ When this unit is connected to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or a DVD recorder using a USB cable while the unit is turned on, power is also supplied from the connected equipment to this unit.
  • Page 108: Dubbing In Standard Picture Quality

    Dubbing in standard picture quality ∫ Dubbing using equipment without an SD card slot or a USB terminal, or using a video device You can dub by connecting a Composite video cable (commercially-available). ≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down. Change the video input on the video device and TV that this unit is connected to.
  • Page 109: Using The Eye-Fi™ Card

    Copy/Dubbing ™ Using the Eye-Fi card Using an Eye-Fi card (commercially-available), you can record motion pictures and still pictures on the card, and save them on a PC or upload them on a file-sharing website via a wireless network. ≥ The functions of the Eye-Fi card (including wireless transmission) are not guaranteed to work on this product.
  • Page 110: Using Eye-Fi Direct Mode

    ∫ Using Eye-Fi direct mode The files can be transferred directly from the Eye-Fi card to a smartphone without going through the wireless access point when necessary setting is performed in a PC in advance. ≥ Install the software supplied with the Eye-Fi card on your PC, and configure the Eye- Fi direct mode settings.
  • Page 111 ≥ The Eye-Fi menu only appears when an Eye-Fi card is used. ≥ The Eye-Fi transfer feature cannot be guaranteed to continue to operate in the future due to changes to the card specification etc. ≥ Update the firmware of the Eye-Fi card to the latest one using the software supplied with the Eye- Fi card before use.
  • Page 112: Wi-Fi

    Panasonic will not take any responsibility for any damage that arises when using this unit for any purpose other than as a wireless LAN device.
  • Page 113 ≥ This unit cannot be used to connect to a public wireless LAN connection. ≥ Use a IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g or IEEE802.11n compatible device when using a wireless access point. ≥ This unit uses the 2.4 GHz frequency band. You cannot establish a wireless LAN connection using the 5 GHz frequency band.
  • Page 114: [Link To Cell]

    Wi-Fi [Link to Cell] Using a smartphone, you can perform record/playback operations from a remote location or upload motion pictures and still pictures recorded in this unit on SNS (Social Networking Service). A When connecting directly to a smartphone B When connecting to a wireless access point ≥...
  • Page 115 ∫ If the device is Android (non-NFC-compatible) or iOS Operate this unit and the smartphone to set up a direct connection. [HC-V270PP] : Enter SSID and Password or scan QR code to connect. ≥ [WPS Connection] 148) ≥ Connecting with QR code 149) ≥...
  • Page 116: Using [Link To Cell] With A Direct Connection

    Using [Link to Cell] with a direct connection ∫ If the device is Android (NFC-compatible) ≥ Set the NFC function of the smartphone to on. Start up the smartphone application “Image App”. Touch the smartphone on of this unit. ≥ Touch the NFC touch area when the NFC mark is displayed on the smartphone screen.
  • Page 117: Using [Link To Cell] With A Wireless Access Point Connection

    Using [Link to Cell] with a wireless access point connection ∫ If the device is Android (NFC-compatible) ≥ Set the NFC function of the smartphone to on. Connect the smartphone to a wireless access point. ≥ When you connect using NFC for the first time, please make connection of this unit and a wireless access point.
  • Page 118: About [Link To Cell]

    ≥ After turning off this unit with the LCD monitor, you can also turn on this unit and start the NFC communication by touching the smartphone on of this unit. (If you have turned off this unit with the power button, this unit will not turn on by touching the smartphone on of this unit) ≥...
  • Page 119: In Playback Mode

    Functions available for remote operations ∫ In Recording Mode ≥ Recording motion pictures/still pictures ≥ Selecting a mode ≥ Using the zoom (Available in the medium or fast speed) ≥ Switching between the Recording Mode: j Intelligent Auto Mode j Manual Mode ≥...
  • Page 120: [Baby Monitor]

    Wi-Fi [Baby Monitor] You can use your smartphone to check on your baby being monitored by this unit when you are in another room. The smartphone and this unit can be used like radio transceivers, allowing the users to have a conversation by taking turns. This unit can also send a notification to the smartphone whenever the baby cries.
  • Page 121: Using [Baby Monitor]

    Using [Baby Monitor] Press Wi-Fi button on this unit and touch [Baby Monitor]. ≥ The SSID of the wireless access point to which this unit is connected is displayed. Connect the smartphone to a wireless access point. ≥ To connect it, select the SSID of the wireless access point displayed on the screen of this unit. Start up the smartphone application “Image App”.
  • Page 122 Changing [Baby Monitor] settings Touch [Setup] on the screen of this unit, and select the item you want to set. ∫ [Notification Setup] This sets whether to send a notification to the smartphone when a sound is detected. [ON]/[OFF] ∫ [Notification Test] This tests if a notification can be sent to the smartphone when a sound is detected.
  • Page 123: [Home Cam]

    Wi-Fi [Home Cam] You can confirm the recording screen of this unit from outside using a smartphone. XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX ≥ Switch the Wi-Fi setting to off on your smartphone and use with mobile network such as 3G. ≥ If [CLOCK SET] 19) is not set correctly, [Home Cam] cannot be used.
  • Page 124: Using [Home Cam]

    Using [Home Cam] ≥ Perform the home monitoring operation on the smartphone. 127) ≥ When the firewall is turned on, the Wi-Fi function may not work correctly. If this occurs, check the network settings. When using the home monitor function for the first time ∫...
  • Page 125: When Configuring The Home Monitor Settings Using Qr Code

    Enter the Device ID and Password displayed on the screen of this unit into the smartphone. ≥ When the entry is complete, select [OK] (on your Android device) or [Complete] (on your iOS device). ≥ If you want to check the Device ID and Password after performing Step 7, on the screen of this unit, touch [Setup] # [Home Monitor Connect].
  • Page 126 When using the home monitor function for the second time or later ∫ If the device is Android (NFC-compatible) ≥ Set the NFC function of the smartphone to on. Start up the smartphone application “Image App”. ≥ When a Wi-Fi connection guidance screen is displayed, select [NO]. Display the screen of a connection setup to home monitor from the menu of a smartphone.
  • Page 127: Image Quality

    Image quality An image or sound may be interrupted or a connection may be disconnected depending on the line state. Set IMAGE QUALITY with this unit or the smartphone application “Image App” by using the following values of the recommended optimal speed (upstream) as a guide. ∫...
  • Page 128: Changing The Home Monitor Settings Of This Unit

    ∫ What you can set with a smartphone Moving/non-moving object detection This unit can detect moving objects and non-moving objects in the home monitoring detection area. ≥ Once this unit is set to home monitoring (home monitoring standby state), it cannot detect moving objects for up to 5 minutes.
  • Page 129: [Dlna Play]

    Wi-Fi [DLNA Play] Connecting this unit to a DLNA-compatible device via Wi-Fi, you can playback scenes and still pictures on the DLNA device. A DLNA-compatible Device ≥ Please read the operating instructions for the TV about connecting TV to the wireless access point.
  • Page 130 Select this unit (SSID) by the TV side. ≥ Select SD media and select the motion picture ([AVCHD/MP4]) or still picture ([JPEG]) to play back. Perform playback operations with the TV remote control. ≥ Playback operations may differ depending on the TV in use. ...
  • Page 131: [Copy]

    Wi-Fi [Copy] By setting up a Wi-Fi communication between this unit and a PC, you can copy scenes and still pictures recorded with this unit to the PC.  A PC ≥ For information on the connection between a PC and a wireless access point, refer to the operating instruction of the device in use.
  • Page 132 Creating a shared folder (destination folder) on the PC To copy scenes and still pictures by setting up a Wi-Fi connection between this unit and the PC, complete the following preparations: j Turn on the PC j Create a shared folder (destination folder) The name of the folder must consist of 15 or less alphanumeric characters.
  • Page 133: Copying To A Pc

    Copying to a PC ≥ Create a shared folder (destination folder) on the PC. 132) Press Wi-Fi button on this unit and touch [Copy]. Touch the PC to be connected. ≥ To search for PCs again, touch [Refresh]. (When the PC you want to connect to is not displayed) Touch [Manual Setting].
  • Page 134 If you intend to delete the original scenes or still pictures when the copying has finished, always play back the duplicate scenes or still pictures on PC before deletion to confirm that they have been copied normally. ≥ Copying can be performed even when the battery is used for power, but we recommend that the AC adaptor be used.
  • Page 135: [Live Cast]

    Wi-Fi [Live Cast] You can broadcast motion pictures of this unit live by setting up a link between the “LUMIX CLUB” and USTREAM.  A You can also broadcast motion pictures live by connecting this unit and a smartphone that supports tethering.
  • Page 136: Preparations Before Using [Live Cast]

    Use linked services with “LUMIX CLUB” To use the Live Cast, access following website. http://lumixclub.panasonic.net/eng/c/ ≥ Log in to the “LUMIX CLUB” and register/set up the USTREAM on WEB service link setup. Set up a Wi-Fi connection between this unit and the wireless access point.
  • Page 137: Broadcasting Live

    Broadcasting live Press Wi-Fi button on this unit and touch [Live Cast]. ≥ If a “LUMIX CLUB” Login ID and Password has not been registered to this unit yet, enter them according to the screen. ≥ You can register up to three wireless access points. When connecting to a wireless access point, this unit will try to connect to wireless access points one after the other.
  • Page 138: About The Screen Indications In The Live Cast Mode

    ∫ About the screen indications in the Live Cast Mode Live broadcast indication Image quality 139) 1h23m Elapsed time of the live broadcast 10fps Frame rate 139) Number of people watching the live broadcast ≥ Up to 9999 viewers can be indicated.
  • Page 139: To Configure The E-Mail Delivery Settings

    ∫ To configure the e-mail delivery settings You can make the delivery setting of a broadcast notification e-mail and the setting for the scheduled time and date of the broadcast indicated in the e-mail. Touch [Send E-mail]. Touch [ON] or [OFF]. [ON]: Enables e-mailing.
  • Page 140 ∫ To save in USTREAM Touch [Save in USTREAM]. Touch [ON] or [OFF]. [ON]: Live motion pictures are saved on USTREAM. [OFF]: Select this option not to save on USTREAM. ∫ Broadcasting live with no sound Touch [Microphone On Air]. Touch [OFF].
  • Page 141: Install The "Image App

    [Baby Monitor] 120) j [Home Cam] 123) About the “Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic. For Android apps For iOS apps Android 2.3.3 or later iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone 3GS is not supported.)
  • Page 142: Setting Up A Wi-Fi Connection

    Wi-Fi Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection To use the Wi-Fi function, connect this unit to a wireless access point or smartphone via Wi-Fi. ≥ When this unit is turned on, the Wi-Fi setting confirmation screen may be displayed. Touch [YES], and set up Wi-Fi setting. ≥...
  • Page 143: Using The [Wi-Fi Easy Setup] To Set Up A Connection

    Using the [Wi-Fi Easy Setup] to set up a connection With the smartphone application “Image App”, you can transfer the following information between the smartphone and this unit by using the NFC or QR code function. ≥ Clock information Set on the smartphone and ≥...
  • Page 144 When [QR code] is selected Start up the smartphone application “Image App”. On the smartphone, select [QR code] to scan the QR code displayed on the screen of this unit. ≥ The setup screen is displayed on the smartphone. ≥ When using an iOS device, perform the following operations: 1 Select the option that allows you to install the app on the profile screen of the “Image App”, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  • Page 145: Connecting To A Wireless Access Point

    Connecting to a wireless access point Check if the wireless access point you are using is compatible with WPS j If the wireless access point is compatible with WPS: Proceed to the following [WPS Connection] j If the wireless access point is not compatible with WPS: “Searching for wireless access points to set up a connection”...
  • Page 146: Searching For Wireless Access Points To Set Up A Connection

    Confirming that the Wi-Fi connection is complete j The status indicator of this unit is lit green is displayed on the screen Searching for wireless access points to set up a connection ≥ Confirm Encryption key (Password) of the selected wireless access point if the network authentication is encrypted.
  • Page 147: Setting Up A Connection Manually

    Setting up a connection manually ≥ When connecting by [Manual Setting], confirm the SSID (Identification name), Authentication method, Encryption type, and Encryption key (Password) of the wireless access point you are using. Press Wi-Fi button on this unit. ≥ When the Wi-Fi button is pressed for the first time, a message is displayed. Touch [YES], and proceed to step 5.
  • Page 148: Setting Up A Direct Connection To A Smartphone

    ≥ Check the wireless access points instruction manual and settings when a saving wireless access point. ≥ The Encryption methods are [AES], [TKIP] and [WEP] in descending order of strength. We recommend you connect with the strongest possible Encryption method. ≥...
  • Page 149: Connecting By Entering An Ssid And Password

    Connecting with QR code Press Wi-Fi button on this unit and touch [Wi-Fi Setup]. Touch [Direct Connection]. Touch [Change connection type]. Touch [QR code]. ≥ QR code is displayed on the screen of this unit. Start up the smartphone application “Image App”. On the smartphone, select [QR code] to scan the QR code displayed on the screen of this unit.
  • Page 150: Connecting From The History

    Connecting from the history Each use of a Wi-Fi function is stored in the Wi-Fi connection history. Connecting from the history allows you to easily set up a connection using the previous connection settings. Press Wi-Fi button on this unit and touch [History]. Touch the desired item to be connected.
  • Page 151: If The Wi-Fi Connection Cannot Be Established

    If the Wi-Fi connection cannot be established ≥ Please refer to the operating instruction of the device in use for details about the setting of the wireless access point or smartphone. Problem Check points It cannot connect to the (General) wireless access point.
  • Page 152 Problem Check points The Wi-Fi connection is (Wireless Access Point Connection) not possible between this ≥ Make sure the smartphone is properly connected to the unit and a smartphone. wireless access point by checking the Wi-Fi settings of the smartphone. ≥...
  • Page 153: How To Use The [Wi-Fi Setup] Menu

    Wi-Fi How to Use the [Wi-Fi Setup] Menu Configure various settings necessary to use the Wi-Fi function. When connected to Wi-Fi, the settings cannot be changed. Press Wi-Fi button and touch [Wi-Fi Setup]. Touch desired menu item. [Wireless Settings] You can add or delete wireless access points, or rearrange the display order of wireless access points.
  • Page 154 [Start up using NFC] [ON]/[OFF] This item allows you to use NFC to turn on this unit, establish a remote connection, and configure the home monitoring settings. [Home Monitor Connect] Please refer to page 128. [ECONOMY (Wi-Fi)] [ON]/[OFF] If you set [ON], the LCD monitor turns off when remotely operating this unit with a smartphone (in Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode) so that power consumption is reduced.
  • Page 155: Device Name

    [Reset Wi-Fi Settings] You can change the Wi-Fi setting back to the default condition. ≥ The “LUMIX CLUB” Login ID and Wi-Fi Password are also deleted. [Device Name] You can view and change this unit’s Device name (SSID), which is used for operating this unit as a wireless access point.
  • Page 156 [Connection Test] You can test the connection between this unit and the wireless access point. The following connections can be verified: j Connection to the wireless access point j Connection to “LUMIX CLUB” j Connection to USTREAM j Connection to the home monitor server Touch [NEXT].
  • Page 157: Using The "Lumix Club

    When different Login IDs are acquired for this unit and the smartphone, change one of the Login ID and Password to the one you like to keep. Refer to the “LUMIX CLUB” site for details. http://lumixclub.panasonic.net/eng/c/ ≥ Connect this unit and a wireless access point in [Wireless Settings]. 145) Press Wi-Fi button on this unit and touch [Wi-Fi Setup].
  • Page 158: Delete Your Login Id And Account From The "Lumix Club

    “LUMIX CLUB”. Registering multiple WEB services will send images to all services simultaneously. ≥ Check the “FAQ/Contact us” on the following site for compatible WEB services. http://lumixclub.panasonic.net/eng/c/ Preparation: Make sure that you have created an account on the WEB service you want to use, and have the login information available.
  • Page 159: With A Pc

    Check the website below to download/install the software. ≥ The software is available for download until the end of March 2018. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/f_le30.html ≥ Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer LE 3.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
  • Page 160: Important Notice

    Important Notice ≥ When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html ≥ Do not insert a disc recorded in AVCHD format with HD Writer LE 3.0 in a device that does not support the AVCHD format. In some cases the disc may get stuck in the device.
  • Page 161: Before Installing Hd Writer Le 3.0

    Panasonic does not warrant that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or error Article 2 Use by a Third Party free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not Licensee may not use, copy, modify, transfer, be liable for any damage suffered by Licensee rent, lease, lend or allow any third party, arising from or in connection with Licensee’s...
  • Page 162 Article 9 With regard to MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 produced by Microsoft Corporation (1) Licensee shall use the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 only when included in the Software, and shall not use the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 in any other configuration or method.
  • Page 163: Operating Environment

    With a PC Operating environment ≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs cannot be used. ≥ A compatible Blu-ray disc/DVD writer drive and media are necessary for writing to a Blu-ray disc/ DVD.
  • Page 164 ≥ This software is only for Windows. ≥ Input is not supported in languages other than English, German, French, Simplified Chinese and Russian. ≥ Operation cannot be guaranteed on all Blu-ray disc/DVD drives. ≥ Operation is not guaranteed on Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Windows RT.
  • Page 165: Installation

    Check the website below to download/install the software. ≥ The software is available for download until the end of March 2018. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/f_le30.html ∫ Uninstalling HD Writer LE 3.0 Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no longer require.
  • Page 166: Connecting To A Pc

    ≥ When performing reading/writing between a PC and an SD card, be aware that some SD card slots built into PCs and some SD card readers are not compatible with the SDHC Memory Card or SDXC Memory Card. ≥ When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site. http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html - 166 -...
  • Page 167: To Disconnect Usb Cable Safely

    SD card.) ∫ Charging the battery by connecting it to different devices When using the battery, if you turn off the unit and connect it to a PC, Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or Panasonic DVD recorder, the battery will charge.
  • Page 168: About The Pc Display

    About the PC display When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognized as an external drive. ≥ Removable disk (Example: ) is displayed in [Computer]. The following data will be recorded. We recommend using HD Writer LE 3.0 to 1 Up to 999 still pictures in JPEG format copy motion picture data.
  • Page 169: Starting Hd Writer Le 3.0

    ≥ You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe Reader 7.0 or later to read the PDF operating instructions. Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer LE 3.0] # [Operating Instructions]. - 169 -...
  • Page 170: If Using Mac (Mass Storage)

    With a PC If using Mac (mass storage) ≥ HD Writer LE 3.0 is not compatible with Mac. ≥ iMovie and Final Cut Pro X supported. For details about iMovie and Final Cut Pro X, please contact Apple Inc. ∫ Operating environment OS X v10.9 Intel Core 2 Duo or better 2 GB or more...
  • Page 171: Indications

    Others Indications ∫ Recording indications Motion Picture Recording Mode Still Picture Recording Mode  0h00m00s R 3000 R 1h20m MEGA PRE-REC  1/100 OPEN  R 1h20m Remaining time for motion picture recording (White) Still picture recording icon Intelligent Auto Mode (Red) Recording still picture R3000...
  • Page 172 PRE-REC Display Touch Menu PRE-REC Time Lapse Recording Backlight Compensation Zoom Microphone Tele Macro Stereo Microphone Intelligent Contrast Control Wind cut Microphone Level Power LCD Fade (White), Fade (Black) Image Stabilizer 54)/Optical Image Night Mode Stabilizer Lock Intelligent Exposure Picture Adjustment World Time setting Digital Cinema Color Recording mode switching icon...
  • Page 173: Playback Indications

    ∫ Playback indications ∫ Indication of connection to Wi-Fi /7/8/9/:/ 1/;/5/ D/E/;1/2; Wi-Fi connection status (wireless access point) 142) Display during playback 26, 71) Wi-Fi connection status (Direct 0h00m00s Playback Time connection) 142) No.10 Scene Number ∫ Indication of connection to Repeat Playback USB HDD Resume Playback...
  • Page 174: Messages

    ≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit, remove the battery and then insert it again. If the message appears even after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair.
  • Page 175: About Recovery

    About recovery If faulty management information is found, the messages may appear and a repair is performed. (Repairing may take time depending on the error.) is displayed when abnormal management information is detected when the scenes are ≥ displayed in thumbnail. ≥...
  • Page 176: Troubleshooting

    Others Troubleshooting ∫ It is not a malfunction in 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 set this unit to the Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode.
  • Page 177 Indication Problem Check points Remaining battery ≥ The remaining battery capacity indication is an indication is not displayed approximation. properly. If the remaining battery capacity indication is not displayed correctly, fully charge the battery, discharge it and then charge it again. Recording Problem Check points...
  • Page 178 Playback Problem Check points Scenes/still pictures ≥ Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are displayed cannot be played back. cannot be played back. Scenes cannot be deleted. ≥ Release the protect setting. ≥ Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are displayed cannot be deleted.
  • Page 179 With other products Problem Check points Cannot copy scenes on ≥ Other equipment might have not recognized the SD card. the SD card by connecting Unplug the USB cable once, and reconnect it. to other equipment with the USB cable. With a PC Problem Check points...
  • Page 180 “LUMIX CLUB” Login ID and registered wireless access points will be deleted. I have forgotten the Login ≥ Check the information in the login screen of “LUMIX CLUB”. ID or Password for the http://lumixclub.panasonic.net/eng/c/ “LUMIX CLUB”. Others Problem Check points If the SD card is inserted in ≥...
  • Page 181 ∫ If AVCHD scenes do not change smoothly when played back on another device The images may be still for several seconds at the joins between the scenes if the following operations are performed when multiple scenes have been continuously played back using another unit.
  • Page 182: Cautions For Use

    Others Cautions for use When you use the unit in a sandy or dusty About this unit place such as a beach, do not let sand or fine dust get into the body and terminals of the unit. The unit and the SD card become warm Also, keep the unit away from sea water.
  • Page 183: About The Battery

    ≥ To store the battery for a long period of time, Do not use the unit for surveillance we recommend you charge it once every year purposes or other business uses. and store it again after you have completely ≥ This unit was designed for consumer used up the charged capacity.
  • Page 184 About status indicator during About the SD card charging When disposing of or giving away the SD card, note that: When the status indicator is flashing at a ≥ Formatting and deletion of data on this unit or particularly fast or slow rate, the following computer only changes the file management should be considered.
  • Page 185: Lcd Monitor

    Please note in advance that Panasonic is not liable in any way for any direct or indirect damage from the alteration or vanishing of information or personal information.
  • Page 186: About Copyright

    ≥ Other names of systems and products LLC in the United States and other countries. mentioned in these instructions are usually ™ ≥ VIERA Link is a trademark of Panasonic the registered trademarks or trademarks of Corporation. the manufacturers who developed the system ™...
  • Page 187: Recording Modes/Approximate Recordable Time

    Others Recording modes/approximate recordable time ≥ The stated times are the approximate recordable times for continuous recording.   Recording format [AVCHD] [1080/60i] Recording mode [1080/60p] [PH] [HA] [HG] [HE] Picture size/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ 1920k1080/ Frame rate 4 GB 19 min 21 min 30 min...
  • Page 188: Approximate Number Of Recordable Pictures

    Others Approximate number of recordable pictures ≥ The stated number is the approximate number of recordable pictures. 0.3M 7.4M 2.1M Picture size 4224k2376 1920k1080 3136k2352 640k480 Aspect ratio [16:9] [4:3] 4 GB 3200 28000 SD card 16 GB 2500 12500 3300 117000 64 GB...
  • Page 189: Optional Accessories

    Others Optional accessories Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries. About the Suction Cup Mount/the Video Camera Mount (For Handlebar) You can attach the Suction Cup Mount (VW-SCA100) as follows. ≥ For information on how to mount the Video Camera Mount (For Handlebar) RP-CMC10PP, refer to the operating instructions for it.
  • Page 190: About The Remote Pan Tilt Cradle

    About the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle If you connect this unit to the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle VW-CTR1 (optional) by USB cable, this unit can automatically track the movement of the subject being recorded. This unit zooms in/out the image automatically, and the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle pans and tilts this unit. Using Wi-Fi functions in combination with the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle The Remote Pan Tilt Cradle can also be used by the following Wi-Fi functions.
  • Page 191 Install the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle so that its home position will face the front of the subject. ≥ The home position runs through the center of the power button. Home position ≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB cables.) ≥...
  • Page 192 (When [Manual] is selected) Touch , and operate the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle with ≥ When you finish the operation, touch [ENTER]. Press the recording start/stop button. (When [Party Scene]/[Moving Object] is selected) ≥ Before recording starts, the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle rotates and returns to its home position. It takes time until recording starts.
  • Page 193 j The recording location is dark j Bright light is detected (sky, TV, lamp, etc.) j The subject is moving too fast, or not moving j The area being recorded is close to a window ≥ Depending on recording conditions, scenes may not be recorded as intended. In such cases, we recommend setting the mode to [Manual].
  • Page 194 You can update the firmware version of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle. For the latest update information, check the support website below. (As of November 2014) http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam (This Site is English only) ≥ Before updating this unit, update the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle.
  • Page 195 Panasonic Corporation Web site: http://www.panasonic.com...

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