Panasonic HDC-SD9EB-S hand-held camcorder

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Operating Instructions
High Definition Video Camera
Model No.
HDC-SD9
HDC-SD9D
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
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Information for Your Safety
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT
DAMAGE,
≥ DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO
RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS
FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES,
SHALL BE PLACED ON THE
APPARATUS.
≥ USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES.
≥ DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR
BACK); THERE ARE NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
CAUTION!
≥ DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT
IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR
IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE.
ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL
VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD
DUE TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT
CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER
MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
VENTILATION VENTS.
≥ DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S
VENTILATION OPENINGS WITH
NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS,
CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR ITEMS.
≥ DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF NAKED
FLAMES, SUCH AS LIGHTED CANDLES,
ON THE UNIT.
≥ DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
MANNER.
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The socket outlet shall be installed near the
equipment and easily accessible.
The mains plug of the power supply cord shall
remain readily operable.
To completely disconnect this apparatus from
the AC Mains, disconnect the power supply
cord plug from AC receptacle.
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not
disassemble.
Do not heat the batteries above the following
temperatures or incinerate.
Button-type battery 60 oC
Battery pack
60 oC
∫ EMC Electric and magnetic
compatibility
This symbol (CE) is located on the rating plate.
Use only the recommended accessories.
≥ Do not use any other AV cables, Component
cable and USB cables except the supplied
one.
≥ When you use the cable which are sold
separately, please make sure to use the one
whose length is less than 3 metres.
≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children
to prevent swallowing.
Product Identification Marking is located
on the bottom of units.
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Information on Disposal for Users of Waste
Electrical & Electronic Equipment (private
households)
This symbol on the products
and/or accompanying
documents means that used
electrical and electronic
products should not be mixed
with general household
waste.
For proper treatment,
recovery and recycling, please take these
products to designated collection points,
where they will be accepted on a free of
charge basis. Alternatively, in some countries
you may be able to return your products to
your local retailer upon the purchase of an
equivalent new product.
Disposing of this product correctly will help to
save valuable resources and prevent any
potential negative effects on human health
and the environment which could otherwise
arise from inappropriate waste handling.
Please contact your local authority for further
details of your nearest designated collection
point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect
disposal of this waste, in accordance with
national legislation.
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic
equipment, please contact your dealer or
supplier for further information.
Information on Disposal in other Countries
outside the European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European
Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please
contact your local authorities or dealer and
ask for the correct method of disposal.
∫ Indemnity concerning recording
content
The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for
the loss of recordings due to malfunction or
defect of this unit, its accessories or recordable
media.
∫ Carefully observe copyright laws
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or
other published or broadcast material for
purposes other than your own private use
may infringe copyright laws. Even for the
purpose of private use, recording of certain
material may be restricted.
∫ Cards that you can use with this
unit
SD Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have
the SDHC logo are not based on SD Memory
Card Specifications.
≥ Refer to page 18 for more details on SD cards.
∫ For the purposes of these
operating instructions
≥ SD Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card are
referred to as the “SD card”.
≥ Functions that can be used for motion picture
recording/motion picture playback are
indicated by VIDEO in these operating
instructions.
≥ Functions that can be used for still picture
recording/still picture playback are indicated by
PHOTO in these operating instructions.
≥ “HD Writer 2.5E for HDC” is referred to as the
“HD Writer 2.5E”.
≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an arrow,
for example: l 00
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∫ Licenses
≥ SDHC Logo is a trademark.
≥ “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are
trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial
Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation.
≥ Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
≥ HDMI, the HDMI Logo and the High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are the registered
trademarks or trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC.
≥ HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Matsushita
Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
≥ “x.v.Colour” is trademark.
≥ LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica
Microsystems IR GmbH and DICOMAR is a
registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
≥ Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Vista® and
DirectX® are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
≥ Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with
permission from Microsoft Corporation.
≥ IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation
of the U.S.
≥ Intel®, Core™, Pentium® and Celeron® are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of the
Intel Corporation in the United States and other
countries.
≥ AMD Athlon is a trademark of the Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc.
≥ Apple, Mac OS is either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.
≥ PowerPC is a trademark of International
Business Machines Corporation.
≥ Other names of systems and products
mentioned in these instructions are usually the
registered trademarks or trademarks of the
manufacturers who developed the system or
product concerned.
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This product is licensed under the AVC patent
portfolio license for the personal and
non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode
video in compliance with the AVC Standard
(“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC Video that
was encoded by a consumer engaged in a
personal and non-commercial activity and/or was
obtained from a video provider licensed to
provide AVC Video. No license is granted or shall
be implied for any other use. Additional
information may be obtained from MPEG LA,
LLC. See http://www.mpegla.com.
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Contents
Information for Your Safety ................. 2
Accessories .......................................... 7
Features ................................................ 8
Preparation
Before using
[1] Parts identification
and handling .................................. 10
Remote control ................................ 13
Setup
[1] Power supply ................................. 14
Charging the battery ........................ 14
Inserting/removing the battery ......... 15
Charging and recording time ........... 16
Connecting to the AC outlet............. 17
[2] Preparation of SD cards................ 18
Cards that you can use
with this unit..................................... 18
Inserting/removing an SD card ........ 19
[3] Selecting a mode
(Turning the unit on/off) ................ 20
Turning the power on and off
with the LCD monitor ....................... 20
[4] Using the menu screen ................. 21
Language selection ......................... 22
Menu list .......................................... 22
[5] Setting date and time .................... 24
World time setting
(Displaying the time of the travel
destination) ...................................... 26
[6] Adjusting LCD monitor ................. 27
Increasing the brightness of the LCD
monitor............................................. 27
Adjusting the brightness and
the colour level of the LCD monitor .... 27
Changing the picture quality
on the LCD monitor ......................... 28
Recording Yourself .......................... 28
Recording
Recording (Basic)
[1] Before recording ...........................
Anti-Ground-Shooting (AGS) ..........
[2] Recording motion pictures ..........
Recording modes/
approximate recordable time...........
Quick start .......................................
PRE-REC ........................................
Shooting guide ................................
[3] Recording still pictures ................
Picture quality..................................
Number of recordable pictures........
[4] Zoom in/out function ....................
Digital zoom function.......................
[5] Image stabilizer function ..............
[6] Face detection & AE mode...........
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Recording (Advanced)
[1] Recording functions of
operation icons ............................. 43
Operation icons ............................... 43
Fade, Intelligent contrast control,
Help mode, Soft skin mode,
Colour night view, Backlight compensation,
Low light, Self-timer, Tele macro
[2] Recording functions of menus .... 47
Menus ............................................. 47
Guide line, 25p digital cinema,
Wind noise reduction,
Microphone setup, Microphone level,
HD hi-speed burst shooting, Built-in flash,
Red eye reduction, Shutter sound, Zebra,
Colour bar, Auto slow shutter,
Digital cinema colour
[3] Manual recording functions ......... 55
Scene mode .................................... 55
Manual focus adjustment ................ 56
White balance ................................. 57
Manual shutter speed/
aperture adjustment ........................ 58
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Playback
With a PC
Playback
Before using
[1] Motion picture playback ...............
Playing back motion pictures
by date.............................................
Intelligent scene selection ...............
Repeat playback..............................
Resuming the previous playback.....
[2] Still picture playback.....................
Playing back still pictures by date....
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Setup
[1] Installation ..................................... 97
[2] Connection and recognition ........ 99
About the PC display..................... 100
Using with a PC
Editing
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[1] What you can do with a PC .......... 92
End User License Agreement ......... 94
[2] Operating environment................. 95
Deleting scenes/still pictures .......
Dividing a scene to delete ............
Protecting scenes/still pictures ...
DPOF setting..................................
Formatting......................................
68
70
71
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73
[1] Starting HD Writer 2.5E............... 101
Reading the operating instructions
of the software applications........... 101
[2] If using Macintosh....................... 102
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[1] Indications ................................... 104
[2] Messages ..................................... 107
About recovery .............................. 108
Others
With a TV
[1] Watching Video/
Pictures on your TV.......................
Connecting with
a HDMI mini cable ...........................
Listening in 5.1 channel sound ........
Connecting with
the component cable .......................
[2] Playback using VIERA Link
(HDAVI Control™)...........................
77
78
78
79
Backup
With other products
[1] Connecting a DVD burner
to copy to/play back a disc...........
Preparing for copying/
playing back.....................................
Copying to discs ..............................
Playing back the copied disc ...........
Managing the copied disc
(Formatting, Auto protect,
Displaying disc information).............
[2] Dubbing images onto other video
device .............................................
[3] With a printer (PictBridge) ............
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Indications
Helpful hints
[1] Functions that cannot be used
simultaneously ............................ 109
[2] Troubleshooting ........................... 111
Cautions for use............................... 120
Explanation of terms ....................... 123
Specifications................................... 125
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Accessories
Check the accessories before using this unit.
SDHC memory card (4 GB)
(supplied only for HDC-SD9D)
Battery pack
VW-VBG130
Optional accessories
Some optional accessories may not be available
in some countries.
AC adaptor (VW-AD21E-K)
Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBG130/1320 mAh)
Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBG260/2640 mAh)
AC adaptor
VSK0698
Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBG6/5800 mAh)*1
Battery pack holder kit (VW-VH04)
HDMI mini cable (RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30)
AC cable
K2CQ2CA00006
Tele conversion lens (VW-T3714H)
Wide conversion lens (VW-W3707H)
Filter kit (VW-LF37WE)
DC cable
K2GJYYC00001
Video DC light (VW-LDC102E)*2
Light bulb for video DC light (VZ-LL10E)
Shoe adaptor (VW-SK12E)
Remote control
N2QAEC000023
Button-type battery
CR2025
AV cable
K2KC4CB00027
Tripod (VW-CT45E)
DVD burner (VW-BN1)
*1 The battery pack holder kit VW-VH04
(optional) is necessary.
*2 The shoe adaptor VW-SK12E (optional) is
necessary.
Component cable
K2KZ9DB00004
USB cable
K2KZ4CB00011
CD-ROM
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Features
∫ Very clear high definition pictures
This unit can record detailed high definition images to an SD card.
A
B
B Standard images (720k576)
Number of available scan lines 576
A High definition images (1920k1080)*
Number of available scan lines 1080
High definition images
≥ The still pictures above are images for explanation purposes.
* If the recording mode is HA/HG/HX.
What is the AVCHD?
This is a format for recording and playing back highly detailed high definition images.
Images are recorded based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for compressing images and audio is
recorded with the Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.
≥ Since the recording method is different from an ordinary DVD video etc., the data are not compatible.
∫ Compatibility with other products
With other products
Watching Video/
Pictures on your TV
(l 74 to 80)
Available function
Playback with the HDMI mini cable (l 77)
jPlayback using VIERA Link (HDAVI Control™)
(l 79)
Picture quality
High definition
images
Playback with the component cable [1080i] (l 78)
Playback with the component cable [576i] (l 78)
Standard images
Playback with the AV cable (l 74)
Using a DVD burner
(l 82 to 87)
What you can do with a
PC
(l 92 to 93)
Connecting a DVD burner to copy to/play back a
disc (l 82)
jPlaying back the copied disc (l 86)
Copying data to a PC and easy editing (l 92)
Writing data to DVD discs and SD cards (l 92)
Converting the motion picture data to MPEG2
(l 92)
Creating a DVD Video disc (l 92)
Dubbing images onto
other video device
(l 88)
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High definition
images
Dubbing images when connecting with the AV cable
(l 88)
Standard images
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Preparation
Recording
Playback
Backup
With a PC
Others
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Before using
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Setup
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Parts identification and
handling
345 6 7 8
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2
10
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1
13
14
15
19
16 17 18
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1 LCD monitor open part
2 LCD monitor (l 27)
Pull the LCD monitor out in the direction of the
arrow with your fingers.
Due to limitations in LCD production
technology, there may be some tiny bright or
dark spots on the LCD monitor screen.
However, this is not a malfunction and does
not affect the recorded picture.
3
≥ It can open up to 90o.
≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens or
90o B towards the opposite direction.
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Optical image stabilizer button [
,
O.I.S.] (l 41)
4 Mode select switch [AUTO/MANUAL/
FOCUS] (l 31, 55)
5 Reset button [RESET] (l 114)
6 Cursor button
Use the cursor button to select the recording
functions and playback operations, and to
operate the menu screen.
1 Select by moving up, down, left, right.
2 Set by pressing the centre.
≥ Menu screen operations (l 21)
≥ To select the recording functions (l 43, 47)
≥ To adjust manually (l 55)
≥ Playback operations (l 60, 65)
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Face detection & AE button [
] (l 42)
PRE-REC button [PRE-REC] (l 35)
DC input terminal [DC IN 9.3V] (l 17)
Battery holder (l 15)
Battery release lever [BATTERY] (l 15)
HDMI mini connector [HDMI] (l 77, 79)
Disc copy button [DISC COPY] (l 85)
Power LCD Extra button
[POWER LCD EXTRA] (l 27)
15 Delete button [ ] (l 68)
16 Audio-video output terminal [A/V] (l 74, 88)
≥ Use the supplied AV cable only.
17 Component terminal [COMPONENT] (l 78)
18 USB terminal [ ] (l 82, 89, 99)
19 Menu button [MENU] (l 21)
20
21
22
23
24
Be careful about the following.
When 2 lens accessories, such as the ND filter
and tele conversion lens, are fitted and the
zoom lever is pressed toward the W side, the 4
corners of an image will be darkened.
(Vignetting)
(When fitting 2 lens accessories, first remove
the lens hood and then fit them.)
Attaching the lens cap
(Included in the Filter Kit
(VW-LF37WE; optional))
≥ When the filter kit (VW-LF37WE; optional) is
used, protect the lens surface while the unit
is not used with the lens cap supplied with
the filter kit.
≥ To attach or remove the lens cap, hold both
sides of the lens cap with the tips of your
finger and thumb.
23 Remote control sensor (l 13)
24 Recording lamp (l 22)
20 Built-in flash (l 51)
21 Lens (LEICA DICOMAR)
Lens cover A
≥The lens cover opens in
recording mode.
(l 20)
22 Lens hood
Rotate the lens hood counter-clockwise A to
remove it. In order to attach it, place into slot B,
and then rotate it clockwise C.
≥ Attach the MC protector or the ND filter of the
Filter Kit (VW-LF37WE; optional) in front of the
lens hood.
≥ When fitting the tele conversion lens
(VW-T3714H; optional) or the wide conversion
lens (VW-W3707H; optional), first remove the
lens hood.
25
25 Tripod receptacle
This is a hole for attaching the unit to the optional
tripod. (For details on mounting the tripod, refer
to the operating instructions for the tripod.)
A Camera base
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29
30
35
36
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38
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32
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34
26 Mode switch (l 20)
27 Photoshot button [
] (l 37)
28 Zoom lever [W/T] (In recording mode)
(l 40)
Volume lever [sVOLr] (In playback
mode) (l 61)
29 Speaker
30 Internal microphones (5.1 channel
support)
31 Status indicator (l 20)
32 Recording start/stop button (l 32)
33 Card access lamp [ACCESS] (l 19)
34 SD card open lever [SD CARD OPEN]
(l 19)
35 Card slot (l 19)
36 SD card cover (l 19)
37 Shoulder strap fixture
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38 Grip belt
Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits your
hand.
1 Flip the belt.
2 Adjust the length.
3 Replace the belt.
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Install a button-type battery
(supplied)
Remote control
1
2
PHOTO
EXT
DISPLAY SHOT
3
DATE/
TIME
7
ZOOM
8
VOL
4
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
MENU
5
6
1
START/
STOP
9
ENTER
10
Photoshot button [
]*
On-screen display button [EXT DISPLAY]
(l 76)
3 Date/time button [DATE/TIME] (l 24)
4 Playback operation buttons (l 61)
5 Delete button [ ]*
6 Direction buttons [3,4,2,1]
These buttons operate similar to how the cursor
button moves up/down/right/left on the unit.
7 Recording start/stop button [START/
STOP]*
8 Zoom/volume buttons [ZOOM, VOL]*
9 Menu button [MENU]*
10 Enter button [ENTER]
This button operates similar to pressing the
cursor button on the unit.
* means that these buttons function in the same
manner as the corresponding buttons on the
unit.
1
2
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
While pressing
the stopper A,
pull out the
battery holder.
2
Set the buttontype battery with
its (i) mark
facing upward
and then put the
battery holder
back in place.
≥ When the button-type battery runs down,
replace it with a new battery (part number:
CR2025). The battery should normally last
about 1 year, however this depends on how
frequently the unit is used.
Warning
Keep the Button-Type battery out of the reach
of children. Never put Button-Type battery in
mouth. If swallowed call your doctor.
∫ Remote control usable range
A Remote control sensor
Distance: Within approx. 5 m
Angle: Approx. 10o up and 15o down, left, and
right
≥ The remote control is intended for indoor
operation. Outdoors or under strong light, the
unit may not operate properly even within the
usable ranges.
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Power supply
∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
The Panasonic battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBG130/VW-VBG260/VW-VBG6.
VW-VBG130/VW-VBG260/VW-VBG6 come with a function to check whether the battery and unit can
be safely used together.
≥ To use the VW-VBG6 for this unit, the battery pack holder kit VW-VH04 (optional) is required.
≥ Batteries made by other companies which have been certified by Panasonic may be used with this
unit, but we offer no guarantee as to the quality, performance or safety of such batteries.
≥ In order to safely use the unit, we recommend that you use genuine Panasonic batteries which have
been tested by our quality control process.
≥ We cannot accept any liability whatsoever for damages to the unit or accidents caused by nongenuine Panasonic batteries (including those that have been certified by Panasonic).
≥ Exercise care when purchasing batteries. Many fake or imitation batteries have been found among
those sold at unusually low prices and those which customers cannot check for themselves before
purchasing.
Charging the battery
When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery before using this unit.
Important:
If the DC cable is connected to the AC adaptor, then the battery will not charge. Remove the DC
cable from the AC adaptor.
Charging lamp [CHARGE] A
Lights up:
Charging (Battery charging time: l 16)
Goes off:
Charging completed
Flashing:
Make sure that the terminals of the battery or the
AC adaptor are not exposed to dirt, foreign objects
or dust, then reconnect them properly. (l 121)
1
Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor and the AC outlet.
2
Insert the battery into the battery charger by aligning the arrows.
≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 7, 16).
≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
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≥ Do not heat or expose to flame.
≥ Do not leave the battery(ies) in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with
doors and windows closed.
Inserting/removing the battery
Open the LCD monitor and install the battery by inserting it in the direction
shown in the figure.
Removing the battery
Be sure to set the mode switch to OFF and
check that the status indicator is off before
removing the battery.
Move the BATTERY lever in the direction
indicated by the arrow and remove the
battery when unlocked.
A Insert the battery until it clicks and locks.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Notice about the rechargeable battery
The battery is designated recyclable.
Please follow your local recycling regulations.
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Charging and recording time
≥ Temperature: 25 oC/humidity: 60%
∫ Charging time
Battery model number
Voltage/capacity
Charging time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBG130 (optional)
7.2 V/1320 mAh
2 h 35 min
VW-VBG260 (optional)
7.2 V/2640 mAh
4 h 40 min
7.2 V/5800 mAh
9 h 25 min
VW-VBG6
(optional)*
∫ Recording time
Battery model number
Voltage/
capacity
Maximum continuously
recordable time
Actual recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBG130 (optional)
7.2 V/1320 mAh
1 h 50 min
1 h 10 min
VW-VBG260 (optional)
7.2 V/2640 mAh
3 h 30 min
2 h 10 min
VW-VBG6 (optional)*
7.2 V/5800 mAh
8 h 35 min
5 h 20 min
* The battery pack holder kit VW-VH04 (optional) is necessary.
≥ These times are approximations.
≥ The indicated charging time is for when the battery has been discharged completely. The charging
time may vary depending on how the battery has been used. The charging time for the battery in hot/
cold environments or a battery that has not been used for long time may be longer than normal.
≥ The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly starting/stopping recording,
turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever etc.
≥ The recordable times will vary depending on the status of use. Be aware that the operating time of the
battery will become shorter in low temperatures. We recommend charging a spare battery for use
when recording.
≥ The batteries heat up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction.
≥ It is not necessary to consume the battery completely. The battery can be recharged even if some
capacity remains.
Battery capacity indication
≥ The display changes as the battery capacity reduces.
#
#
#
#
.
If there is less than 3 minutes remaining, then
will become red. If the battery discharges,
then (
) will flash.
≥ The remaining battery capacity is displayed in minutes when using the Panasonic battery that you
can use for this unit. It may take time to display the remaining battery capacity. The actual time can
vary depending on your actual use.
≥ The maximum amount of remaining battery capacity able to be indicated is 999 minutes. If the
actual remaining time exceeds 999 minutes, the indication will stay green and will not change until
the remaining time falls below 999 minutes.
≥ When switching modes, the time indication will turn off momentarily in order to recalculate the
remaining battery capacity time.
≥ When using the AC adaptor or batteries made by other companies, the remaining battery capacity
will not be shown.
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Connecting to the AC outlet
The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always
“live” as long as the AC adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet.
Important:
While the DC cable is connected to the AC adaptor, the battery will not charge.
≥ Do not use the AC cable with any other equipment as it is designed only for this unit. Do not
use the AC cable from other equipment with this unit.
A DC output terminal
1
Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor and the AC outlet.
2
Connect the DC cable to the AC adaptor.
3
Connect the DC cable to the DC input terminal [DC IN 9.3V].
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Preparation of SD cards
This unit (an SDHC compatible device) is compatible with both SD Memory Cards and SDHC
Memory Cards. You cannot use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD
Memory Cards. When using an SDHC Memory Card on another device, confirm that the device
supports the SDHC Memory Card.
Cards that you can use with this unit
Card type
Capacity
SD Memory
Card
8 MB
16 MB
Cannot be used.
32 MB
64 MB
128 MB
256 MB
512 MB
Cannot be guaranteed in operation.
The recording may suddenly stop during motion
picture recording depending on the SD card you use.
(l 33)
SDHC
Memory
Card
Motion picture recording
We recommend using SD cards conforming to
Class 4 or higher of the SD Speed Class Rating* or
the following SD cards made by Panasonic for motion
picture recording.
Still picture
recording
Can be used.
1 GB
RP-SDV01G
2 GB
RP-SDV02G, RP-SDM02G
4 GB
RP-SDV04G, RP-SDM04G
8 GB
RP-SDV08G
16 GB
RP-SDV16G
* The SD Speed Class Rating is the speed standard for successive writes.
≥ Please confirm the latest information about SD
Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards that can
be used for motion picture recording on the
following website.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
Use this unit to format SD cards. (l 73)
Do not format an SD card using any other
equipment such as a PC. The card may not
be used on this unit.
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≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have
the SDHC logo are not based on SD Memory
Card Specifications.
≥ When the write-protect
switch A on SD card is
locked, no recording,
deletion or editing will be
possible on the card.
≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children
to prevent swallowing.
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Inserting/removing an SD card
Caution:
If the SD card is inserted or removed while the power is on, this unit may malfunction or the data
recorded on the SD card may be lost.
Card access lamp [ACCESS]
≥ When this unit is processing data, the
access lamp A lights up.
1
Set the mode switch to OFF.
(l 20)
≥ Check that the status indicator has gone off.
2
Open the SD card cover while
sliding the SD CARD OPEN lever
B.
3
Insert/remove the SD card.
≥ Face the terminal side C in the direction
shown in the illustration and press it straight in
as far as it will go.
≥ Press the centre of the SD card and then pull it
straight out.
4
Securely close the SD card cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
First, format the SD card if one which has been used on another device is going to be used for the
first time on this unit. (l 73) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted.
Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored. Copy valuable data onto a PC, DVD disc etc. before
proceeding with the formatting. (l 82, 92)
≥ Do not touch the terminals on the back of the SD card.
≥ Electrical noise, static electricity or the failure of this unit or the SD card may damage or erase the
data stored on the SD card. We recommend saving the important data recorded on this unit to a PC,
DVD disc etc. (l 82, 92)
≥ When the card access lamp is lit, do not:
jRemove the SD card
jOperate the mode switch
jTurn the unit off
jInsert and remove the USB cable
jExpose the unit to vibrations or shock
≥ Performing the above while the lamp is on may result in damage to data/SD card or this unit.
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Selecting a mode
(Turning the unit on/off)
Operate the mode switch to recording, playback or power OFF.
Turn on the power by sliding the mode switch to
the lock release button A.
or
while pressing
≥ Operate the mode switch while at the same
time pressing in the lock release button if
changing from OFF to another mode.
≥ Status indicator B
The status indicator lights and the power turns on.
≥ When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will
appear. Select [YES] and set the date and time. (l 24)
To turn off the power
Set the mode switch to OFF.
The status indicator goes off and the power turns off.
Recording mode (l 32, 37)
Playback mode (l 60, 65)
OFF
Turning the power on and off with the LCD monitor
When the mode switch is set to
when the LCD monitor closes.
, the power turns on when the LCD monitor opens and turns off
∫ To turn on the power
∫ To turn off the power
The status indicator A lights.
The status indicator A goes off.
Set the mode switch to OFF when this unit is not being used.
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Using the menu screen
Operate the displayed menu screens with the cursor button.
1
Press the MENU button.
4
MENU
Select the desired setting and
press the cursor button to enter
the selection.
≥ The menu displayed differs depending on the
position of the mode switch.
2
Select the top menu A and move
the cursor button right or press
the cursor button.
≥ Move the cursor button left to return to the
previous screen. You can set other items
continuously.
5
Press the MENU button to exit
the menu screen.
MENU
3
Select the submenu item B and
move the cursor button right or
press the cursor button.
≥ The menu screen does not appear during
recording or playing. You cannot start other
operations while the menu screen is displayed.
C Current settings on menus
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Language selection
You can select the language on the screen display and the menu screen.
1
Press the MENU button, then select [LANGUAGE] and press the cursor
button.
2
Select [English] and press the cursor button.
Menu list
Recording mode
∫ [BASIC]
[SCENE MODE] (l 55)
[D.ZOOM] (l 40)
[GUIDE LINES] (l 47)
[CLOCK SET] (l 24)
[SET WORLD TIME] (l 26)
∫ [VIDEO]
[REC MODE] (l 34)
[25pDIGITAL CINEMA] (l 47)
[FADE COLOUR] (l 44)
[WIND CUT] (l 48)
[MIC SETUP] (l 48)
[MIC LEVEL] (l 49)
[AGS] (l 31)
∫ [PICTURE]
[PICT.QUALITY] (l 39)
[HI-SPEED BURST] (l 50)
[FLASH] (l 51)
[FLASH LEVEL] (l 51)
[RED EYE] (l 51)
[SHTR SOUND] (l 52)
∫ [ADVANCED]
[REC LAMP]
The recording lamp lights up during recording
and flashes when the unit receives a signal
from the remote control or when the self-timer
is counting down. When this is set to [OFF], it
does not light during recording.
[ZEBRA] (l 52)
[COLOUR BARS] (l 52)
[MF ASSIST] (l 56)
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[AUTO SLOW SHTR] (l 53)
[SHOOTING GUIDE] (l 36)
[Digital Cinema Colour] (l 53)
∫ [SETUP]
[FORMAT CARD] (l 73)
[DISPLAY]
The screen indications are selected as shown
in the illustration below.
[OFF]
[ON]
+1
[DATE/TIME] (l 24)
[DATE FORMAT] (l 24)
[POWER SAVE]
[OFF]:
The power saving function is not activated.
[5 MINUTES]:
When about 5 minutes have passed without
any operation, this unit automatically turns off
to save battery life.
≥ When using the AC adaptor, connecting the
unit to a PC, printer or DVD burner or PREREC is used, the power saving function will
not activate.
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[QUICK START] (l 35)
[BEEP SOUND]
This allows operations such as starting and
ending recording to be signaled by a beep.
1 Beep
When you start recording
When you turn on the power
When this unit is recognised by the PC or the
printer, etc.
2 Beeps
When you pause recording
When you turn off the power
2 Beeps for 4 times
When an error occurs. Check the sentence
displayed on the screen. (l 107)
[LCD AI] (l 28)
[LCD SET] (l 27)
[COMPONENT OUT] (l 78)
[HDMI RESOLUTION] (l 77)
[VIERA Link] (l 79)
[TV ASPECT] (l 76)
[INITIAL SET]
Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings
back to the default condition.
(The language setting cannot be changed
back to the default condition.)
[DEMO MODE]
This item is used to start the unit
demonstration.
(Only when the mode switch is at the
position)
If [DEMO MODE] is switched [ON] when there
is no SD card inserted, the demonstration
automatically starts. If any operation takes
place, the demonstration is cancelled.
However if no operations take place for
approx. 10 minutes, the demonstration
automatically starts again. To stop the
demonstration, set [DEMO MODE] to [OFF] or
insert an SD card.
([
Playback mode
] motion picture playback)
∫ [VIDEO SETUP]
[REPEAT PLAY] (l 64)
[RESUME PLAY] (l 64)
[SCENE PROTECT] (l 71)*1
[GUIDE LINES] (l 47)
∫ [EDIT SCENE]*1
[DIVIDE] (l 70)
[DELETE] (l 69)
∫ [DISC SETUP]*2
[FORMAT DISC] (l 87)
[AUTO PROTECT] (l 87)
[INFORMATION] (l 87)
≥ For any other menus that are not described
above, refer to menus with the same names for
the recording mode.
([
] still picture playback)
∫ [PHOTO SETUP]*1
[SCENE PROTECT] (l 71)
[DPOF SET] (l 72)
[DELETE] (l 69)
∫ [SETUP]
[FORMAT DISC] (l 87)*2
≥ For any other menus that are not described
above, refer to menus with the same names for
the recording mode and motion picture
playback.
*1 When the disc playback tab [
] is
selected while a DVD burner (optional) is
connected, or when [INTEL. SCENE] (l 63)
is selected, this does not appear.
*2 Only when the disc playback tab [
] is
selected while a DVD burner (optional) is
connected, this appears.
∫ [LANGUAGE] (l 22)
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Setting date and time
When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will appear.
Select [YES] and perform steps 2 to 4 below to set the date and time.
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
.
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
[BASIC] # [CLOCK SET] # [YES]
2
Select the date or time to be set,
then set the desired value with
the cursor button.
Changing the date and time display mode
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [DATE/TIME] # desired display
style
≥ You can also show or change the date and
time display by repeatedly pressing the DATE/
TIME button on the remote control.
[DATE]
[D/T]
15. 12. 2008
15. 12. 2008 15:30
[OFF]
≥ The year will change as follows:
2000, 2001, ..., 2039, 2000, ...
≥ The 24-hour system is used to display the time.
≥[
] appears on the right top of the screen
when [SET WORLD TIME] (l 26) is set to
[HOME], while [
] appears when it is set to
[DESTINATION].
3
Press the cursor button to enter
the selection.
≥ The clock function starts at [00] seconds when
the cursor button is pressed.
4
Press the MENU button to finish
the setting.
≥ Check the date and time displayed.
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Changing the date format
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [DATE FORMAT] # desired
display style
Display style
Screen display
[Y/M/D]
2008. 12. 15
[M/D/Y]
12 15 2008
[D/M/Y]
15. 12. 2008
≥ To set daylight saving time, select the daylight
saving time in [HOME] for [SET WORLD TIME]
after setting the clock.
≥ The date and time function is driven by a builtin lithium battery.
≥ If the time display becomes [- -], the built-in
lithium battery needs to be charged. Use the
following steps to charge the battery.
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To recharge the built-in lithium battery
≥ Connect the AC adaptor or attach the battery
to this unit, and the built-in lithium battery will
be recharged. Leave the unit as it is for approx.
24 hours and the battery will maintain the date
and time for approx. 6 months. (The battery is
still being recharged even if the mode switch is
set to OFF.)
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World time setting (Displaying the time of the travel
destination)
It is possible to display and record the time at the travel destination by selecting your home region and
the travel destination.
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
4
[BASIC] # [SET WORLD TIME] # [YES]
≥ If the clock is not set, adjust the clock to the
current time. (l 24)
≥ When the [HOME] (your home region) is not
set, such as the time for the initial settings, the
message appears. Press the cursor button to
move to Step 3.
2
(Only when setting your home region)
Select [HOME] with the cursor
button.
3
(Only when setting your home region)
(Only when setting the region of your travel
destination)
Select [DESTINATION] and press
the cursor button.
≥ When the home region is set for the first time,
the screen for selecting 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.
5
(Only when setting the region of your travel
destination)
Select your travel destination
and enter the selection with the
cursor button.
Select your home region and
enter the selection with the
cursor button.
≥ The current time appears on the left top of the
screen. The time difference from GMT
(Greenwich Mean Time) appears on the left
bottom of the screen.
≥ If your home region season is summer, move
the cursor button up. [
] appears and the
summer time setting is turned on; the clock is
set forward by one hour. Move the cursor
button up again to return to the normal time
setting.
≥ The local time at the selected travel destination
appears on the right top of the screen. The
time difference between the travel destination
and the home region appears on the left
bottom of the screen.
≥ If the travel destination season is summer,
move the cursor button up. [
] appears
and the summer time setting is turned on; the
clock is set forward by one hour. Move the
cursor button up again to return to the normal
time setting.
≥ Close the setting by pressing the MENU
button. [
] appears and the time of the
travel destination is indicated.
To return the display to the home setting
Set the home region using Step 1 to 3, and close
the setting by pressing the MENU button.
≥ If you cannot find your travel destination in the
area shown on the screen, set it by using the
time difference from your home region.
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Adjusting LCD monitor
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
Increasing the brightness of the LCD monitor
POWER LCD EXTRA button
Each time the POWER LCD EXTRA button
is pressed, the indication changes by one
setting in the following order: [ +1 ] >
[ +2 ] > setting cancelled (standard)
≥ If you use the AC adaptor, the [ +1 ]
indication appears and the screen
becomes brighter automatically when the
power is turned on.
Adjusting the brightness and the colour level of the LCD
monitor
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [LCD SET] # [YES]
2
Select the item with the cursor
button.
3
Press the cursor button to make
the adjustment.
≥ After adjustments are made if no operations
are performed for about 2 seconds, the bar will
disappear.
≥ Press the MENU button to exit the menu
screen.
[BRIGHTNESS]:
Brightness of the LCD monitor
[COLOUR]:
Colour level of the LCD monitor
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Changing the picture quality
on the LCD monitor
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [LCD AI] # [DYNAMIC] or
[NORMAL]
[DYNAMIC]:
The image on the LCD monitor becomes clear
and vivid. Optimum contrast and brightness are
set depending on the scenes recorded. Clear
and brilliant images are presented.
[NORMAL]:
Switches to the standard picture quality.
≥ This function is automatically set to
[DYNAMIC] when the brightness of the LCD
monitor is increased (the [ +1 ] or [ +2 ]
indication appears on the LCD monitor) and
cannot be set to [NORMAL] independently.
Recording Yourself
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
.
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the
lens side.
≥ The image is
horizontally flipped as if
you see a mirror image.
(However the image
recorded is the same
as a normal recording.)
≥ Only some indications will appear on the
screen. When [°] appears, return the
direction of the LCD monitor to normal position
and check the warning/alarm indication.
(l 107)
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Preparation
Recording
Playback
Backup
With a PC
Others
30
Recording (Basic)
43
Recording (Advanced)
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Recording
(Basic)
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Before recording
∫ Basic camera positioning
≥ When you are outdoors, record pictures with the sunlight behind you. If the subject is backlit, it will
become dark in the recording.
≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another
person or object.
1
2
3
4
5
30
Hold the unit with both hands.
Put your hand through the grip belt.
Do not cover the microphones A.
Keep your arms near your body.
Separate your legs for better balance.
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About auto mode
Colour balance (white balance) and focusing
are adjusted automatically.
Depending on the brightness of the subject
etc., the aperture and shutter speed are
automatically adjusted for an optimum
brightness.
(The shutter speed is adjusted to a maximum
of 1/250 in recording mode.)
jAutomatic white balance (l 123)
jAuto focus (l 123)
≥ Colour balance and focus may not be
adjusted automatically depending on light
sources or scenes. If so, manually adjust
these settings. (l 55)
Anti-Ground-Shooting
(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.
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO] # [AGS] # [ON]
≥ 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. In
these cases, set [AGS] to [OFF] then continue
the recording.
≥ Use the recording start/stop button to pause
the recording.
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Recording
(Basic)
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Recording motion pictures
VIDEO
This unit records high definition images that are compatible with the AVCHD format on an SD card.
Sound is recorded with the Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.
Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording. (l 18)
HG1920
R1h20m
0h00m00s
≥ Operate the mode switch while at the same time pressing in the lock release button A if changing
from OFF to another mode.
1
Operate the mode switch to
select
and open the LCD
monitor.
≥ It is impossible to start recording when closing
the LCD monitor.
2
Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.
≥ While recording is in progress, the recording
will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed.
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3
Press the recording start/stop
button again to pause recording.
≥ [¥] and [;] are red during recording. Do not
move this unit until [;] is green.
About the compatibility of the
recorded motion pictures
≥ They are not compatible with devices other
than those that support AVCHD. Images
cannot be played with equipment that does
not support AVCHD (ordinary DVD
recorders). Confirm that your equipment
supports AVCHD by referring to the
operating instructions.
≥ There are some cases where the recorded
motion pictures cannot be played back,
even if the device supports AVCHD. In such
cases, play the recorded motion picture with
this unit instead.
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≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording and
pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.
≥ When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation in recording pause, the unit automatically
turns off to prevent the battery from running down. When you want to use the unit, turn it on again.
This power save feature can also be set to [OFF]. ([POWER SAVE]: l 22)
≥ (The maximum number of recordable pictures on a single SD card)
Maximum number of recordable scenes: 3998
Maximum number of recordable scenes with different dates: 200 (l 63)
When either of them reaches to the maximum limit, more scenes cannot be recorded.
≥ When recording motion pictures, do not remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor. Also, do
not remove the SD card while the card access lamp lights up. If you do either of the above, the
recovery operation will begin when the SD card is next inserted or the power is turned back on.
(l 108)
∫ Screen indications in the
recording mode
0h00m00s
R1h20m
A Recording mode
B Remaining time left for recording
(When the remaining time is less than
1 minute, [R0h00m] flashes red.)
C Recording time elapsed
Each time the unit is put into recording
pause, the counter display will be reset to
“0h00m00s”.
When motion picture recording stops suddenly
For some SD cards, the message appears suddenly, and recording
stops.
Use a Panasonic SD card or another SD card which can be used to
record motion pictures. (l 18)
REC STOPPED.
NOW WRITING.
When the unit stops while a usable SD card for recording motion
pictures (l 18) is used, the data writing rate has deteriorated.
We recommend formatting the SD card being used. (l 73) When an
SD card is formatted, all the data recorded on it will be deleted so copy
valuable data to the PC prior to formatting. (l 92)
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Recording modes/approximate recordable time
Switch the picture quality of the motion pictures to be recorded.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO] # [REC MODE] # desired setting
SD card
Capacity
HA*1
HG*2
HX*3
HE*4
1 GB
7 min
9 min
14 min
21 min
2 GB
15 min
20 min
30 min
45 min
4 GB
30 min
40 min
1h
1 h 30 min
8 GB
1h
1 h 20 min
2h
3h
16 GB
2h
2 h 40 min
4h
6h
*1 HA (1920k1080): Motion pictures can be recorded with the highest picture quality.*
*2 HG (1920k1080): Motion pictures can be recorded with high picture quality.
*3 HX (1920k1080): Motion pictures can be recorded with normal picture quality.
*4 HE (1440k1080): Motion pictures can be recorded for a longer time.
* This means the highest quality for this unit.
≥ The recording is in high definition picture quality no matter what recording mode is used to
record.
≥ This unit records in VBR (Variable Bit Rate). VBR recording automatically varies the bit rate (amount
of data in a fixed time) depending on the subject being recorded. This means if a recording with a lot
movements is recorded, the recording time is reduced.
≥ Recordable time using the battery (l 16)
≥ Mosaic-pattern noise may appear on a playback image in the following cases.
jWhen there is a complicated pattern in the background
jWhen the unit is moved too fast
jWhen a subject with sharp movements has been recorded
(Particularly if it has been recorded in HE mode.)
≥ Many repeated recording and deletion of motion pictures may reduce the usable time for recording on
an SD card. In that case, format the SD card using this unit. Since all data recorded on the SD card
will be deleted once the SD card has been formatted, save important data to your PC. (l 92)
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Quick start
This unit will resume recording/pause mode
about 0.6 seconds after the LCD monitor is
reopened.
≥ When in quick start standby mode about
60% of the power used in recording pause
mode is being consumed, so the recording
time will be reduced.
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [QUICK START] # [ON]
2
Close the LCD monitor while the
mode switch is set to
.
≥ In the quick start mode, it may take some time
for automatic white balance to adjust, if the
scene being recorded has a light source
different from the scene last recorded. (When
the colour night view function is used, however,
the white balance of the scene last recorded is
retained.)
≥ In the quick start mode, the zoom
magnification becomes 1k and the picture size
may differ from what it was before quick start
standby mode.
≥ If [POWER SAVE] (l 22) is set to
[5 MINUTES] and the unit automatically goes
into quick start standby mode, close the LCD
monitor and then open it again.
≥ If the unit is exposed to vibration or shock, the
time for the quick start mode may be slightly
longer than 0.6 seconds.
PRE-REC
This prevents you missing a shot.
The status indicator A flashes green and the unit
goes into quick start standby mode.
≥ The lens cover does not close.
3
This allows recording of the pictures and sound
to start approximately 3 seconds before the
recording start/stop button is pressed.
1
Press the PRE-REC button.
Open the LCD monitor.
The status indicator A lights red and the unit is
put into recording pause approx. 0.6 seconds
after it is turned on.
≥ Set [QUICK START] to [OFF] to cancel the
quick start mode.
≥ Quick start standby mode is cancelled if
jabout 5 minutes elapsed
jSet the mode switch to
jTurn the unit off
≥ In the 25p digital cinema setting, the required
time for the quick start operation is slightly
longer than 0.6 seconds.
[ PRE-REC ] appears on the screen and the unit
repeats the update by recording motion pictures
for about 3 seconds onto the built-in memory and
then deleting them.
≥ Aim this unit at the subject and position it
securely.
≥ Press the PRE-REC button again to cancel the
setting.
2
Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.
≥ Images and audio are recorded for about
3 seconds before pressing the recording start/
stop button.
≥ There is no beep sound.
≥ After recording starts, the PRE-REC setting is
cancelled.
≥ To use the PRE-REC function again, press the
PRE-REC button again.
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≥ PRE-REC is cancelled in the following cases.
jIf you operate the mode switch.
jIf you open the SD card cover.
jIf you press the MENU button.
jIf you turn the unit off.
≥ When the remaining time left for recording
motion pictures is less than 1 minute, PREREC cannot be set.
≥ If you start recording less than 3 seconds after
pressing the PRE-REC button, or while the
PRE-REC indication flashes within about
3 seconds after initiating the quick start
operation, motion pictures for 3 seconds
cannot be recorded.
≥ When the recording start/stop button is
pressed, image shake and operation sound
may be recorded.
≥ The image when pressing the recording start/
stop button appears in thumbnail view, and it is
different from the image when starting
playback.
Shooting guide
The messages instructing how to record in dark
places and diminish camera shake are displayed
for recording better images.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[ADVANCED] # [SHOOTING GUIDE] #
[ON]
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
A message appears in the following cases.
When you move the unit quickly:
When “CAMERA PANNING IS TOO FAST.”
appears, move the unit slowly while recording.
When the unit is shaken:
When “USE O.I.S.” appears, set [O.I.S.] to [ON].
(When the image stabilizer function is on, the
message does not appear.)
When the image contrast is too strong such
as backlight:
When “USE INTELLIGENT CONTRAST.”
appears, select [
] on the operation icons.
(When the face detection & AE mode is on, the
message does not appear.)
When the scene is dark:
When “USE LOW LIGHT MODE.” appears,
select [ ] on the operation icons.
≥ Set to [OFF] to turn off the message
indication.
≥ In some recording conditions, messages may
not appear.
≥ A message recommending cancellation of
intelligent contrast control or low light also
appears.
≥ Once the message recommending turning on
the intelligent contrast control or low light
appears, it will not appear again until the
recording starts or stops.
≥ When the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch is
set to MANUAL, messages warning that the
image contrast is too strong such as backlight
or the scene is too dark will not appear.
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(Basic)
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Recording still pictures
PHOTO
The number of pixels recorded for still pictures is 1920k1080. Still pictures can also be recorded while
recording motion pictures.
≥ Operate the mode switch while at the same time pressing in the lock release button A if changing
from OFF to another mode.
1
2
Operate the mode switch to
select
and open the LCD
monitor.
Focus indication:
A
B
Press the
button halfway.
(For auto focus only)
Focus indication appears and the
unit focuses on the subject
automatically. (Focus on a subject
manually when it is not easily
focused automatically.)
≥ If you set [O.I.S.] (l 41) to on, then the image
stabilizer function will be more effective.
([ MEGA
] (MEGA optical image stabilizer)
will be displayed.)
A Focus indication
± (The white lamp flashes.):
Focusing
¥ (The green lamp lights up.):
When in focus
No mark:
When focusing is unsuccessful.
B Focus area (area inside brackets)
3
Press the
button fully.
≥ In order to take better still
pictures, the screen will brighten
when the
button is fully
pressed.
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To record still pictures clearly
≥ While recording motion pictures or during
the PRE-REC operation, the following
arrangements are applied so that motion
picture recording takes preference over still
picture recording. For vivid still pictures, we
recommend pausing motion picture
recording and taking still pictures after
releasing the PRE-REC mode.
jImage quality is different from ordinary still
pictures.
jPressing the
button halfway is
disabled.
jThe remaining usable capacity (number of
pictures that can be taken) indication does
not appear.
≥ You can record stable pictures without
shaking by using a tripod and the remote
control. (When a remote control is used,
pressing the
button halfway is
disabled.)
≥ For information about the number of
recordable still pictures (l 39)
≥ The sound cannot be recorded while recording
still pictures.
≥ The edges of still pictures recorded on this unit
with a 16:9 aspect ratio may be cut at printing.
Check the printer or photo studio before
printing.
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∫ About the screen indications
when the
button is pressed
2.1M
ß:
ßj:
:
:
2.1M :
3000:
:
MEGA
3000
MEGA
Flash (l 51)
Flash level (l 51)
Red eye reduction (l 51)
Quality of still pictures (l 39)
Size of still pictures
Remaining number of still pictures
(Flashes in red when [0] appears.)
Card indication (l 105)
: MEGA optical image stabilizer
(l 41)
∫ About the focus indication
≥ The focus indication indicates the status of the
auto focus.
≥ The focus indication does not appear in
manual focus mode.
≥ You can record still pictures even if the focus
indication does not appear, but pictures may
be recorded without being focused.
≥ The focus indication does not appear or has
difficulty focusing in the following cases.
jWhen the zoom magnification is high.
jWhen the unit is shaken.
jWhen the subject is moving.
jWhen the subject stands in front of a light
source.
jWhen close subjects and far subjects are
included in the same scene.
jWhen the scene is dark.
jWhen there is a bright part in the scene.
jWhen the scene is filled with only horizontal
lines.
jWhen the scene lacks contrast.
jWhen the colour night view function is used.
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∫ About the focusing area
When there is a contrasting object ahead or
behind the subject in the focus area, the subject
may not be focused. If so, move the contrasting
object out of the focus area.
≥ The focusing area is not displayed when the
digital zoom (more than approx. 10k) is used.
Picture quality
Selecting the picture quality.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[PICTURE] # [PICT.QUALITY] # desired
setting
:
Still pictures with a high picture quality
are recorded.
:
Priority is given to the number of still
pictures recorded. Still pictures are
recorded in normal picture quality.
≥ If the [PICT.QUALITY] is set to [
], mosaicpattern noise may appear on a playback image
depending on the picture content.
Number of recordable
pictures
Picture size
2.1M
(1920t1080)
Picture quality
SD
card
8 MB
4
6
16 MB
10
17
32 MB
20
32
64 MB
47
74
128 MB
94
150
256 MB
200
320
512 MB
410
640
1 GB
820
1290
2 GB
1670
2630
4 GB
3290
5160
8 GB
6690
10520
16 GB
13470
21170
≥ The number of recordable pictures
depends on whether [
] and [
] are
used together and on the subject being
recorded.
≥ The numbers shown in the table are
approximations.
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Zoom in/out function
VIDEO
PHOTO
The maximum optical zoom ratio is 10k.
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
.
1t W
Digital zoom function
T
5t W
T
10t W
≥ If you take your finger off the zoom lever during
zoom operation, the operation sound may be
recorded. When returning the zoom lever to
the original position, move it quietly.
≥ When the zoom magnification is 10k, the
subjects are focused at about 1.2 m or more.
≥ When the zoom magnification is 1k, this unit
can focus on a subject approx. 4 cm away from
the lens. (Macro function)
≥ If the zoom lever is pushed to the end, you can
zoom from 1k up to 10k in as fast as approx.
2.5 seconds. (The zoom speed does not vary
when operating with the remote control.) When
the zoom speed is high, the subject may not be
focused easily.
T
If the zoom magnification exceeds 10k, then the
digital zoom function will be activated. The
maximum magnification provided by the digital
zoom can be selected.
Select the menu. (l 21)
Zoom lever
T side:
Close-up recording (zoom in)
W side:
Wide-angle recording (zoom out)
≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the
range over which the zoom lever is moved.
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[BASIC] # [D.ZOOM] # desired setting
[OFF]:
Optical zoom only (Up to 10k)
[25k]:
Up to 25k
[700k]:
Up to 700k
≥ If [25k] or [700k] is selected, the digital zoom
range is displayed in blue while zooming.
≥ The larger the digital zoom magnification, the
more the image quality is degraded.
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Image stabilizer function
VIDEO
PHOTO
Reduces the image shaking (jitter) due to hand movement.
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
.
Optical image stabilizer button
[
, O.I.S.]
Press this button to switch on/off the
image stabilizer function.
≥[
] appears on the screen.
O.I.S.: Optical Image Stabilizer
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥ In still picture recording mode, pressing the
button halfway increases the effect of the image
stabilizer function. (MEGA optical image stabilizer)
≥ When a tripod is used, we recommend that you turn the image stabilizer off.
≥ In the following cases, the image stabilizer function may not work effectively.
jWhen the digital zoom is used
jWhen the unit is shaken greatly
jWhen you record a moving subject while tracking it
jWhen the conversion lens is used
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Face detection & AE mode
VIDEO
PHOTO
When a subject is backlit and appears darker, this function detects the face and automatically adjusts
the brightness and picture quality so that the face is recorded clearly.
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
.
Face detection & AE button
Press this button to switch on/off the face
detection & AE mode.
≥[
] appears on the screen.
In the face detection & AE mode, detected faces
appear with frames. Up to 5 frames are
indicated. Larger faces and faces nearer to the
centre of the screen take preference over others.
Faces that do not appear completely on the
screen are not detected.
≥ The face detection frame disappears when the
button is pressed halfway.
≥ In the following case, faces may not be
detected in some recording conditions.
jFaces are not full-faces
jFaces tilt
jFaces are extremely bright or dark
jShadows on faces are a few
jFaces are not completely exposed (for
instance wearing sunglasses)
jThe size of a face is small on the screen.
jThe subject moves quickly.
jWhen the hand shakes
jWhen the digital zoom is used
jWhen the unit is tilted
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≥ In the following cases, the function may not
operate properly even if faces are detected. If
this occurs, turn off this function.
jNonhuman subjects are recognised as
faces.
jWhen the brightness or quality cannot be
adjusted clearly since scenes are extremely
dark, or the areas around the faces or the
background is extremely bright.
≥ There is no function to focus preferentially on a
face that is detected.
≥ Since the brightness of the entire image is
adjusted to record faces more vividly,
brightness may change suddenly or images
may flicker under some recording conditions.
≥ When the face detection frame disappears due
to zooming, the brightness may change
suddenly or the images may flicker.
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Recording functions of
operation icons
Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded.
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
1
Press the cursor button, and
icons will be displayed on the
screen.
≥ The indication changes each time the cursor
button is moved down.
≥ The operation icon appears or disappears
each time the cursor button is pressed.
.
2
(e.g. Intelligent contrast control)
Select an icon with the cursor
button.
≥ Select the icon again to cancel the function.
(Refer to page 44 to cancel help mode, and
page 45 to cancel self-timer.)
Operation icons
Fade, Intelligent contrast control, Help mode, Soft skin mode, Colour night view,
Backlight compensation, Low light, Self-timer, Tele macro
Fade
Soft skin mode
Intelligent contrast
control
Colour night view
Help mode
Backlight
compensation
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Ø Self-timer
Tele macro
≥ The shaded operation icons are not displayed while recording.
≥ If you turn off the power or set the mode switch to
, help mode, colour night view, backlight
compensation, self timer and tele macro functions are cancelled.
≥ If you turn off the power, the fade function is cancelled.
Function
Effect
Fade
VIDEO
(Fade in)
When you start recording, the image/audio gradually
appears. (Fade in)
When you pause recording, the image/audio gradually
disappears. (Fade out)
≥ For fade out, the recording stops and the fade setting is
cancelled after the image and audio disappeared completely.
∫ To select the colour for fade in/out
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO] # [FADE COLOUR] # [WHITE] or [BLACK]
(Fade out)
Intelligent contrast
control
VIDEO
PHOTO
Help mode
VIDEO
PHOTO
This brightens parts that are in shadow and difficult to see
and suppresses white saturation in bright parts at the same
time. Both bright and dark parts can be recorded clearly.
Select the icon of the function that you want to know with
the cursor button and then an explanation of the selected
icon scrolls at the bottom of the screen. (Only for icons that
can be selected when the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch is
set to AUTO in recording mode.)
≥ To exit the help mode, press
the MENU button or select
[END].
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Function
Effect
Soft skin mode
VIDEO
PHOTO
Colour night view
VIDEO
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PHOTO
Backlight
compensation
This makes skin colours appear softer for a more attractive
appearance.
This is more effective if you record a person closely from
the torso up.
This function allows you to record colour images in very
low light situations. (Minimum required illumination:
approx. 1 lx)
This makes the image brighter to prevent darkening of a
backlit subject.
VIDEO
PHOTO
VIDEO
PHOTO
Low light
Ø Self-timer
PHOTO
This makes the scene brighter in dark conditions such as
evening twilight.
This is for recording still pictures using the timer.
Each time the [Ø] icon is selected, the indication changes by
one setting in the following order:
[Ø10] # [Ø2] # setting cancelled
Ø10: Records after 10 seconds
Ø2:
Records after 2 seconds
≥ When the
button is pressed, a still picture is recorded
after the [Ø10] or [Ø2] display and the recording lamp flashes
for the time which has been set.
≥ After recording, the self-timer is cancelled.
≥ In auto focus mode, if the
button is pressed halfway once
and then fully, the lens focuses on the subject when the
button is pressed halfway.
≥ If the
button is pressed fully all at once, the lens focuses
on the subject just before recording.
≥ Depending on the time taken to bring the subject into focus,
the recording may take longer than set to start.
To stop the timer midway through
Press the MENU button.
Tele macro
VIDEO
PHOTO
This is for close-ups bringing only what you want to record
into focus. By focusing only on the subject and blurring the
background, the image can be impressive.
≥ The unit can focus on the subject at a distance of approx.
50 cm.
≥ If the magnification is 10k or less, then it is automatically set
to 10k.
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Fade:
≥ The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade
in become black (or white).
Intelligent contrast control:
≥ If there are extremely dark or bright parts or the
brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be
clear.
Help mode:
≥ When the help mode is used, functions cannot
be set.
≥ When the help mode is used, motion pictures
and still pictures cannot be recorded.
Soft skin mode:
≥ If the background or anything else in the scene
has colours similar to the skin colour, they will
also be smoothed.
≥ If the brightness is insufficient, the effect may
not be clear.
≥ If you record a person in the distance, the face
may not be recorded clearly. In this case,
cancel soft skin mode or zoom in on the face
(close-up) to record.
Colour night view:
≥ Recorded scene is seen as if frames were
missed.
≥ If set in a bright place, the screen may become
washed out for a while.
≥ Colour night view function makes dark scenes
that are usually invisible can be recorded in
bright colours. For this reason, bright dots that
are usually invisible may be seen, but this is
not a malfunction.
≥ Attach this unit to a tripod, and you can record
images free from vibration.
≥ In darker areas, auto focus may focus a bit
slower. This is normal. If there is difficulty
focusing with auto focus, manually adjust the
focus.
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Low light:
≥ The shutter speed is 1/25 or more.
≥ Extremely dark scenes may not be able to be
recorded finely.
Ø Self-timer:
≥ The self-timer standby mode is cancelled when
you press the recording start/stop button to
start motion picture recording.
Even if you press the recording start/stop
button while the self-timer is counting down,
motion picture recording is not possible.
≥ Setting the self-timer to [Ø2] is a good way to
prevent image shake when the
button is
pressed while using a tripod etc.
Tele macro:
≥ The tele macro function is cancelled when the
zoom magnification becomes lower than 10k.
≥ If a sharper focus cannot be achieved, adjust
the focus manually. (l 56)
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Recording functions of
menus
Menus
Guide line, 25p digital cinema, Wind noise reduction, Microphone setup,
Microphone level, HD hi-speed burst shooting, Built-in flash, Red eye reduction,
Shutter sound, Zebra, Colour bar, Auto slow shutter, Digital cinema colour
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
.
≥ Set to [OFF] when the menus are not used. (Set [MIC SETUP] to [SURROUND] and [MIC LEVEL] to
[AUTO].)
Function
Effect/Setting method
Guide line
VIDEO
PHOTO
You can check if the image is level while recording or playing
back motion pictures and still pictures. The function can also
be used to estimate the balance of the composition.
A [HORIZONTAL]
B [GRID1]
C [GRID2]
Select the menu. (l 21)
[BASIC] # [GUIDE LINES] # desired setting
(When
(motion picture playback) tab is selected while the
mode switch is set to
. (l 60))
[VIDEO SETUP] # [GUIDE LINES] # desired setting
≥ The guide lines do not appear on the images actually recorded.
25p digital cinema
VIDEO
Images recorded at a rate of 25 frames per second are the
same frame rate as movie films.
≥ Set the recording mode to HA or HG. (l 34)
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO] # [25pDIGITAL CINEMA] # [ON]
≥ The shutter speed is 1/25 or more. (When [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is
[OFF], it is 1/50 or more.)
≥ In 25p digital cinema mode, the images are recorded at a rate of
25 frames per second so that the images may not be seen as
smooth as the images recorded at a rate of 50 frames per second
when [25pDIGITAL CINEMA] is [OFF].
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Function
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Effect/Setting method
Wind noise reduction
VIDEO
This is for reducing the wind noise coming into the built-in
microphones depending on the wind strength.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO] # [WIND CUT] # [ON]
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
Microphone setup
VIDEO
[SURROUND]:
Sound is recorded with
5.1 ch surround microphone.
[ZOOM MIC]:
Directivity of the microphone
is interlocked with the zoom
operation. Sounds near the
front of the unit are recorded
more clearly if you zoom in
(close-up) and surrounding
sounds are recorded more
realistically if you zoom out
(wide angle).
[FOCUS MIC]:
Directivity of the centre is
enhanced for recording audio
near the front of the unit
more clearly.
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Directivity (sound sensitivity direction) of the built-in
microphones can be adjusted.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO] # [MIC SETUP] # desired setting
≥ This function’s default setting is [SURROUND].
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Function
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Effect/Setting method
Microphone level
VIDEO
AGC: Auto Gain Control
[AUTO]:
AGC is activated, and the
recording level is adjusted
automatically.
[SETrAGC]:
The desired recording level
can be set. AGC will also be
activated to reduce the
amount of sound distortion.
[SET]:
AGC is not activated and so
natural recording can be
performed.
When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones
can be adjusted.
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO] # [MIC LEVEL] # [SETrAGC] or [SET]
≥ Set [MIC LEVEL] to [AUTO] to set the microphone input level
automatically.
2
Move the cursor button to adjust the
microphone input level.
A Centre
B Front left
C Back left
D Front right
E Back right
F Microphone input level
≥ A gain value for each of the 5 built-in microphones is displayed.
(The input level of the microphones cannot be set individually.)
≥ Adjust the gain value so that the last 2 bars of the microphone
input level are not red. (Otherwise, the sound is distorted.) Select
a lower setting for gain value or set [MIC LEVEL] to [AUTO].
3
Press the cursor button to set and then press
the MENU button to finish the setting.
MENU
G Microphone input level meter
≥ Microphone input level meter is displayed on the screen.
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Function
Effect/Setting method
HD hi-speed burst
shooting
PHOTO
72 still pictures are recorded at a rate of 25 per second.
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
[PICTURE] # [HI-SPEED BURST] # [ON]
2
Press the
button.
≥ Up to 72 still pictures can be taken in burst mode. ([
red during recording.)
3
] flashes in
Select the setting to save with the cursor
button and press the cursor button.
[REC ALL]: All pictures are stored.
[SELECT]: Pictures in the selected range are stored.
[DEL ALL]: No picture is stored.
≥ Select the thumbnail on the right bottom of the screen with the
cursor button and move the cursor button right to display the next
page.
4
(Only when the [SELECT] is selected)
Select the range of pictures that will be stored.
A Start point
B Finish point
≥ Select the start point and the finish point and enter them using the
MENU button. When the confirmation message appears, select
[YES] and press the cursor button. (Two or more pictures must be
selected.)
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Function
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Effect/Setting method
Built-in flash
PHOTO
When the
button is pressed, the flash is activated and the
picture will be recorded. Use the built-in flash in order to record
still pictures in dark places.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[PICTURE] # [FLASH] # [AUTO] or [ON]
≥ This function’s default setting is [AUTO].
≥ When the
button is pressed halfway, the flash indicator will
appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.
[ON]:
ß
[AUTO]:
ßA
[OFF]:
≥ When [AUTO] is set, the ambient brightness is automatically
detected, and the flash will activate only when necessary. (If the
flash is not necessary, the [ßA] indicator will not appear when the
button is pressed halfway.)
∫ To adjust the brightness of the flash
Select the menu. (l 21)
[PICTURE] # [FLASH LEVEL] # desired setting
[ßj]: Less brighter
[ßd0]: Normal
[ßi]: Much brighter
Red eye reduction
PHOTO
Reduces the phenomena where human eyes become red from
flashes.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[PICTURE] # [RED EYE] # [ON]
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Effect/Setting method
Shutter sound
You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures.
PHOTO
Select the menu. (l 21)
[PICTURE] # [SHTR SOUND] # [ON]
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
Zebra
VIDEO
PHOTO
Parts where white saturation (colour saturation) is likely to
occur (extremely brightly lit or shiny parts) are displayed with
diagonal lines (zebra pattern).
Select the menu. (l 21)
[ADVANCED] # [ZEBRA] # [ON]
≥ You can record an image with little white saturation if you
manually adjust the shutter speed or brightness (iris/gain) (l 58).
≥ The zebra pattern does not appear on the images actually
recorded.
A Zebra pattern
Colour bar
VIDEO
PHOTO
This unit displays a 7 colour bar which is useful for adjusting
the picture quality of the TV or the external monitor.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[ADVANCED] # [COLOUR BARS] # [ON]
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Function
Effect/Setting method
Auto slow shutter
VIDEO
PHOTO
You can record bright pictures even in dark places by slowing
the shutter speed.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[ADVANCED] # [AUTO SLOW SHTR] # [ON]
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥ The shutter speed is adjusted between 1/25 and 1/250 depending
on the surrounding brightness. (When adjusting the shutter speed
manually, it can be adjusted between 1/25 and 1/8000.)
≥ If [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is set to [OFF], then the shutter speed will
be set between 1/50 and 1/250. (When adjusting the shutter
speed manually, it can be adjusted between 1/50 and 1/8000.)
Digital cinema colour
VIDEO
Recording motion pictures with more vivid colours.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[ADVANCED] # [Digital Cinema Colour] # [ON]
≥ For more realistic colours, use an HDMI mini cable with a TV that
supports the x.v.Colour™.
25p digital cinema:
≥ [Digital Cinema Colour] is turned [ON] and is
not changeable.
≥ Motion pictures recorded while this is turned to
[ON] may not be played back properly with a
player that does not support 25p.
Wind noise reduction:
≥ The sound quality may be changed if this
function is activated in strong winds. However,
the sound quality is automatically restored to
the original quality when then the wind
weakens.
Microphone setup:
≥ If [MIC SETUP] is set to [FOCUS MIC] or
[ZOOM MIC] when zooming in (close-up),
sounds from the surrounding area are
suppressed and sound near the front of the
unit is recorded. If you wish to record higher
quality sound and maintain realism even when
zooming in, for instance recording a music
recital, we recommend setting [MIC SETUP] to
[SURROUND].
Microphone level:
≥ When [MIC SETUP] is [ZOOM MIC], the
volume will be different depending on the zoom
rate. Set [MIC SETUP] to [SURROUND] or set
the microphone input level after adjusting the
zoom rate. (l 49)
≥ The microphone input level meter shows the
largest volume for the microphones.
HD hi-speed burst shooting:
≥ If this is turned to [ON], motion pictures cannot
be recorded. The following functions are also
disabled.
jChanging the settings in [VIDEO] on the
Menu.
jPRE-REC
jPressing the
button halfway
jDigital zoom
jFade
jColour night view
jLow light
jBuilt-in Flash
jAuto slow shutter
jDigital cinema colour
jScene mode
jAdjusting shutter speed and iris/gain
≥ The maximum number of times you can record
on an SD card is 30.
≥ If a sharper focus cannot be achieved, adjust
the focus manually. (l 56)
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≥ Noise increases in dark locations. Colour
balance and brightness on the screen may
change with some light sources such as
fluorescent lamps.
≥ Still picture quality can be changed. (l 39)
≥ Image quality is different from ordinary still
picture recording. To record more vivid still
pictures, turn off this function before recording.
(l 37)
≥ If you turn off the power or set the mode switch
to
, this function is cancelled.
Built-in flash:
≥ Do not block the flash with your hand or by
other means.
≥ Set the flash to [OFF] where using a flash is
prohibited.
≥ Do not use the flash with the ND filter (optional)
attached.
≥ The unit automatically determines if the flash is
necessary even when it has been set to [OFF]
by detecting the ambient brightness. (If it
determines that the flash is necessary, the [ ]
indication lights up in red when the
button
is pressed halfway.)
≥ If the [ß] indication etc. flashes or is not
displayed when the
button is pressed
halfway, the flash is not activated.
≥ The available range of the flash is approx. 1 m
to 2.5 m in dark places. Pictures will appear
dark or reddish when they are recorded by
using the flash at distances greater than 2.5 m.
≥ Using the flash fixes a shutter speed to 1/500
or slower.
≥ The picture may appear dark if the flash is lit in
front of a white background.
≥ A conversion lens (optional) can block the flash
and may cause a vignetting effect.
≥ If the flash is activated a large number of times,
it may take longer to charge it.
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Red eye reduction:
≥ The flash is activated 2 times. Do not move
until the second flash is finished.
≥ Red eye phenomenon may appear depending
on the recording conditions.
Colour bar:
≥ This function is cancelled when the power is
turned off.
≥ The icon will not be displayed.
≥ When the colour bar is on, the menu settings of
[GUIDE LINES], [25pDIGITAL CINEMA],
[MIC LEVEL], [HI-SPEED BURST], [FLASH],
[RED EYE], [ZEBRA], [MF ASSIST] and
[Digital Cinema Colour] cannot be selected.
Auto slow shutter:
≥ If the scene is low in brightness or contrast, the
subject may not be focused in on.
≥ When the shutter speed becomes 1/25, the
screen may be seen as if frames are missed
and afterimages may appear.
Digital cinema colour:
≥ To play back images recorded in the digital
cinema colour with vivid colours of wider colour
ranges, a device compatible with x.v.Colour™
is required. When these images are played
back with devices other than ones compatible
with x.v.Colour™, it is recommended to record
the images after this function is turned [OFF].
≥ When motion pictures recorded while this
function is turned [ON] are played back with a
TV not compatible with x.v.Colour™, colours
may not be reproduced properly.
≥ x.v.Colour™ is a name for devices that are
compatible with the xvYCC format, an
international standard for expanded colour in
motion pictures, and that follow the rules for
signal transmission.
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Recording
(Advanced)
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Manual recording functions
VIDEO
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
PHOTO
.
Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to MANUAL.
The icon shown in the illustration appears.
White balance (l 57)
Aperture adjustment (l 58)
Manual shutter speed (l 58)
Scene mode
When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter speeds
and apertures.
≥ Set [SCENE MODE] to [OFF] or the AUTO/
Select the menu. (l 21)
MANUAL/FOCUS switch to AUTO to cancel
[BASIC] # [SCENE MODE] # desired
the function.
setting
Sports mode
≥ For slow-motion playback or playback pause of
Icon
Mode/Recording conditions
recorded pictures, this mode helps diminish
Sports
camera shake.
5
Used to record fast action.
≥ During normal playback, the image movement
may not look smooth.
Portrait
≥ Avoid recording under fluorescent light,
To make people stand out against the
mercury light or sodium light because the
background
colour and brightness of the playback image
Spotlight
may change.
Improved quality when subject is
≥ If you record a subject illuminated with bright
brightly illuminated.
light or a highly reflective subject, vertical lines
of light may appear.
Surf & snow
≥ If the brightness is insufficient, the sports mode
Improved image quality when shooting
does not function. The [5] display flashes.
on beaches or snowy locations.
≥ If this mode is used indoors, the screen may
flicker.
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Portrait mode
≥ If this mode is used indoors, the screen may
flicker. If so, change the scene mode setting to
[OFF].
Spotlight mode
≥ If the recording subject is extremely bright, the
subject may become washed out and the
periphery extremely darkened.
Surf & snow mode
≥ If the subject is extremely bright, the recorded
image may become washed out.
Manual focus adjustment
If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use manual focus.
≥ Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to MANUAL. (l 55)
1
(When MF assist function is used)
Select the menu. (l 21)
[ADVANCED] # [MF ASSIST] # [ON]
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
2
Move the switch down and set it
to FOCUS position.
AUTO
MANUAL
FOCUS
The manual focus indication [MF] and the icon
shown in the illustration appear.
3
Move the cursor button to bring
the subject into focus.
The centre of the screen is enlarged. The normal
screen returns approximately 2 seconds after
you finish bringing the subject into focus.
≥ The centre of the screen is not enlarged when
[MF ASSIST] is [OFF].
≥ Move the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch
down again to the FOCUS or AUTO position to
restore to the automatic adjustment.
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≥ MF assist does not work if the zoom
magnification is more than 10k.
≥ The part of the screen that is enlarged is not
enlarged on the image actually recorded.
≥ The zebra pattern does not appear on the part
of the screen that is enlarged when [ZEBRA] is
[ON].
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White balance
The automatic white balance function may not reproduce natural colours depending on the scenes or
lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the white balance manually.
≥ Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to MANUAL. (l 55)
1
2
Move the cursor button to select
[
].
∫ To set the white balance
manually
1
Select [
subject.
], fill the screen with a white
2
Select [
].
Select the white balance mode.
Icon
Mode/Recording conditions
AWB
Auto white balance adjustment
Indoor mode (for recording under
incandescent lamps)
Incandescent lights, halogen lamps
Outdoor mode
Outdoors under a clear sky
Manual adjustment mode
≥ Mercury-vapor lamps, sodium
lamps, some fluorescent lights
≥ Lights used for wedding receptions
at hotels, stage spotlights in
theaters
≥ Sunrise, sunset, etc.
≥ When the screen turns black instantly and the
[
] display stops flashing and then lights
constantly, the setting is complete.
≥ If the [
] display continues flashing, the
white balance cannot be set because it is too
dark etc. In this case, use the automatic white
balance.
≥ When the [ ] display flashes, the manual
white balance previously adjusted is stored.
Whenever recording conditions change, re-set
the white balance for correct adjustment.
≥ When setting both the white balance and the
iris/gain, set the white balance first.
≥ Set the white balance mode to [ AWB ] or the
AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to AUTO to
restore to the automatic adjustment.
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Manual shutter speed/aperture adjustment
Shutter Speed:
Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects.
Aperture:
Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark.
≥ Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to MANUAL. (l 55)
1
Move the cursor button to select
[ ] (aperture) or [ ] (shutter
speed).
2
Make the adjustment.
A Shutter speed:
1/25 to 1/8000
≥ If [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is set to [OFF], the
shutter speed will be set between 1/50 and
1/8000.
≥ If [25pDIGITAL CINEMA] is set to [ON], the
shutter speed will be set between 1/25 and
1/8000. (When [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is set to
[OFF], the range is 1/50 to 1/8000.)
≥ The shutter speed closer to 1/8000 is faster.
B Iris/Gain value:
CLOSE # (F16 to F2.0) # OPEN # (0dB to
18dB)
≥ Value closer to [CLOSE] darken the image.
≥ Value closer to [18dB] brighten the image.
≥ When the iris value is adjusted to brighter than
[OPEN], it changes to the gain value.
≥ Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to
AUTO to restore to automatic adjustment.
≥ When setting both the shutter speed and the
iris/gain value, set the shutter speed and then
set the iris/gain value.
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Manual shutter speed adjustment
≥ Avoid recording under fluorescent light,
mercury light or sodium light because the
colour and brightness of the playback image
may change.
≥ If you increase the shutter speed manually, the
noise on the screen may increase.
≥ You may see vertical lines of light in the
playback image of a brightly shining subject or
highly reflective subject, but this is not a
malfunction.
≥ During normal playback, image movement
may not look smooth.
≥ When recording in an extremely bright place,
the screen may change colour or flicker. If so
adjust the shutter speed manually to [1/50] or
[1/100].
Manual iris/gain adjustment
≥ If the gain value is increased, the noise on the
screen increases.
≥ Depending on the zoom magnification, there
are iris values that are not displayed.
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Preparation
Recording
Playback
Backup
With a PC
Others
60
Playback
68
Editing
74
With a TV
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Playback
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Motion picture playback
VIDEO
A Lock release button
≥ Operate the mode switch while at the same time pressing in the lock release button if changing from
OFF to another mode.
1
Operate the mode switch to
select
.
2
Select [
] (motion picture
playback) with the cursor button.
B Motion picture playback
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3
Select the scene to be played
back and press the cursor
button.
C Thumbnail display
D Previous page
E Next page
F Play mode select button
G Scene number
The selected scene is played back on the full
screen, and the operation icon is automatically
displayed on the screen.
≥ If 9 or more scenes have been recorded, the
next (or previous) page can be displayed by
moving the cursor button left and right or
selecting
/
and then pressing
the cursor button.
≥ The scene number display switches to the
page number, except when thumbnails are
selected.
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≥ Press the cursor button while selecting the play
mode select button to switch to the thumbnails
of the following scenes.
(All scenes):
Playback of all scenes
(By date):
Playback of scenes recorded on a selected date
(l 63)
(Intelligent scene selection):
Playback of the detected scenes that have been
recorded vividly (l 63)
∫ Fast forward/rewind playback
4
≥ The fast forward/rewind speed increases if you
move the cursor button again. (The display on
the screen changes from 5 to
.)
≥ Normal playback is restored when you move
the cursor button up.
Select the playback operation
with the cursor button.
Move the cursor button right during playback to
fast forward.
(Move the cursor button left to rewind.)
Operating with the remote control
Press the 6 or 5 button during playback.
VOL
Playback/Pause
Rewind playback
Fast forward playback
Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
≥ The operation icon appears or disappears
each time the cursor button is pressed.
1/;:
6:
5:
∫:
∫ Speaker volume adjustment
Move the volume lever to adjust the speaker
volume during playback.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
∫ Skip playback
(to the start of a scene)
(Operation is possible with the remote
control only.)
Press the : or 9 button during playback.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
15
Towards “r”:
Increases the volume
Towards “s”:
Decreases the volume
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∫ Slow-motion playback
1
2
Pause the playback.
Move and hold the cursor button right.
(Move and hold the cursor button left to
play back slow-motion pictures in
reverse.)
Operating with the remote control
1 Press the ; button.
2
≥ Normal playback is restored when you move
the cursor button up.
≥ When slow-motion pictures are played back in
reverse, they will be shown continuously at
approximately 2/3rd the speed of normal
playback (intervals of 0.5 seconds).
Operating with the remote control
Press the E or D button during playback.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
∫ Frame-by-frame playback
The motion picture is advanced one frame at a
time.
1 Pause the playback.
2 Move the cursor button right. (Move the
cursor button left to advance the frames
one at a time in the reverse direction.)
≥ Normal playback is restored when you move
the cursor button up.
≥ When the frames are advanced one at a time
in the reverse direction, they will be shown in
intervals of 0.5 seconds.
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SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
Press the E or D button.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
Motion picture compatibility
≥ This unit is based on the AVCHD format.
≥ The video signal that can be played back on
this unit is 1920k1080/50i, 1920k1080/25p
or 1440k1080/50i.
≥ This unit may degrade or not play back
motion pictures recorded or created on
other products, and other products may
degrade or not play back motion pictures
recorded on this unit, even if the products
support AVCHD.
≥ Sound will be heard only during normal
playback.
≥ If pause play is continued for 5 minutes, the
screen returns to the thumbnails.
≥ Any scenes where the thumbnails are
displayed as
cannot be played back. An
error message appears and the screen shows
the thumbnails.
≥ During motion picture playback, the power will
not turn off even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ The remaining time for playback indication will
be reset to “0h00m00s” each scene.
≥ A continuous recording of motion picture data
on the SD card that exceeds 4 GB may
momentarily stop at every 4 GB of data when
played back with another device.
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Playing back motion
pictures by date
Scenes recorded on the same day can be played
back in succession.
1
Select
(By date), then press
the cursor button.
≥ Even if scenes are recorded on the same day,
they are grouped separately in the following
cases.
jWhen the number of scenes exceeds 99
jWhen the SD card is repaired
jWhen the setting of [25pDIGITAL CINEMA]
is changed*
jWhen the recording mode is changed from
HA/HG/HX to HE* or HE to HA/HG/HX*
* –1, –2... is added after the recording date
displayed on the screen.
Intelligent scene selection
(Extracting parts recorded clearly to
play back)
2
Select the playback date, then
press the cursor button.
The scenes recorded on the date selected are
displayed as thumbnails.
≥ Move the cursor button up or down to select
the playback date. Move the cursor button left
to select the last date of the previous month,
and move it to the right to select the last date of
the following month.
3
Select the scene to be played
back, then press the cursor
button.
≥ Select
(All scenes) and press the cursor
button to return to the playback of all scenes.
≥ Playing back of all the scenes returns if the
power is turned off or the mode switch is
operated.
Motion pictures are played back after excepting
some parts that may not have been recorded
clearly such as image shaking or out-of-focus
scenes.
1
Select
(Intelligent scene
selection), then press the cursor
button.
2
Select the scene to be played
back, then press the cursor
button.
≥ Select
(All scenes) and press the cursor
button to return to the playback of all scenes.
≥ Select
(By date) and press the cursor
button to activate the intelligent scene
selection on the selected date. (l 63)
≥ To return to the intelligent scene selection for
all scenes, select
(All scenes) with the
cursor button and then press the cursor button.
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≥ The following motion pictures are skipped
jWhen motion pictures are recorded while
moving the unit quickly
jWhen the unit shakes
jWhen the image contrast is too strong such
as backlight
jWhen scenes are too dark
jWhen motion pictures are recorded while the
unit is upside down or downward
jWhen the subject is out of focus
≥ Up to 9 sections can be skipped for a single
scene.
≥ When motion pictures are skipped, the image
stops momentarily.
≥ The position of sections to be skipped may
vary depending on the type of recording, with
some having no skipped parts.
≥ Playing back all the scenes returns if the power
is turned off or the mode switch is operated.
≥ For data that are copied to a PC or written to
media by selecting motion pictures, or edited
with the easy editing function of HD Writer
2.5E, the Intelligent scene selection is
disabled.
Repeat playback
Playback of the first scene starts after playback
of the last scene finishes.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO SETUP] # [REPEAT PLAY] # [ON]
The [
] indication appears on the thumbnail
and full screen views.
≥ All the scenes on the SD card are played back
repeatedly. (When the play mode is set to
, all the scenes on the selected date are
played back repeatedly.)
≥ Set [REPEAT PLAY] to [OFF] to cancel the
repeat playback function.
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Resuming the previous
playback
If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the
playback can be resumed from where it was
stopped.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO SETUP] # [RESUME PLAY] # [ON]
If playback of a motion picture is stopped, [
]
appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped
scene.
≥ Set [RESUME PLAY] to [OFF] to cancel the
resume playback function.
≥ The memorised resume position is cleared if
you turn off the power or operate the mode
switch.
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Still picture playback
PHOTO
A Lock release button
≥ Operate the mode switch while at the same time pressing in the lock release button if changing from
OFF to another mode.
1
Operate the mode switch to
select
.
2
Select [
] (still picture
playback) with the cursor button.
3
Select the still picture to be
played back and press the cursor
button.
C
D
F
E
G
B Still picture playback
C
D
E
F
G
H
H
Play mode select button
Thumbnail display
Previous page
Next page
Still picture number
Folder/file name
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The selected still picture is played back on the
full screen, and the operation icon is
automatically displayed on the screen.
≥ If 9 or more still pictures have been recorded,
the next (or previous) page can be displayed
by moving the cursor button left and right or
selecting
/
and then pressing
the cursor button.
≥ The picture number display switches to the
page number, except when thumbnails are
selected.
≥ Select the play mode select button and press
the cursor button to switch the following picture
displays to thumbnail view.
(All scenes):
Playback of all still pictures
(By date):
Playback of still pictures recorded on a selected
date (l 67)
4
Select the playback operation
with the cursor button.
1/;: Slide show (playback of the still pictures
in numerical order) start/pause.
2;: Plays back the previous picture.
;1: Plays back the next picture.
∫:
Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
≥ The operation icon appears or disappears
each time the centre of the cursor button is
pressed.
Still picture compatibility
≥ This unit is compliant with the unified
standard DCF (Design rule for Camera File
system) established by JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
≥ The file format of still pictures supported by
this unit is JPEG. (Not all JPEG formatted
files will be played back.)
≥ If a non-standard still picture is played back,
the folder/file name may not be displayed.
≥ This unit may degrade or not play back still
pictures recorded or created on other
products and other products may degrade
or not play back still pictures recorded on
this unit.
≥ Any still pictures where the thumbnails are
displayed as
cannot be played back. An
error message appears and the screen shows
the thumbnails.
≥ During still picture playback, the power will not
turn off even if the LCD monitor is closed.
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Playing back still pictures
by date
Still pictures recorded on the same day can be
played back in succession.
1
Select
(By date), then press
the cursor button.
2
Select the playback date, then
press the cursor button.
≥ Even if still pictures are recorded on the same
day, they are grouped separately in the
following cases.
jWhen the number of still pictures exceeds
999
jWhen pictures are recorded in HD hi-speed
burst shooting mode ([
] is indicated
before the date in the list by date).
The still pictures recorded on the date selected
are displayed as thumbnails.
≥ Move the cursor button up or down to select
the playback date. Move the cursor button left
to select the last date of the previous month,
and move it to the right to select the last date of
the following month.
3
Select the still picture to be
played back.
≥ Select
(All scenes) and press the cursor
button to return to the playback of all still
pictures.
≥ Playing back of all the still pictures returns if
the power is turned off or the mode switch is
operated.
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Deleting scenes/still pictures
VIDEO
PHOTO
Important:
The deleted scenes/still pictures cannot be restored.
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
.
To delete by confirming images
being played back
Press the
button while scenes or still
pictures to be deleted are being played back.
≥ When the confirmation message appears,
select [YES], then press the cursor button.
∫ Deleting multiple scenes/still pictures from the thumbnail display
1
Press the
button while the
thumbnail view screen is
displayed.
2
Move the cursor button to select
[SELECT] or [ALL SCENES] and
press the cursor button.
≥ When [ALL SCENES] is selected, the following
scenes/still pictures except the protected
scenes/still pictures on the SD card will be
deleted. When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press the cursor
button.
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jWhen the play mode is set to
:
All scenes or still pictures
jWhen the play mode is set to
:
All the scenes or still pictures on the selected
date
3
(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
Select the scene/still picture to
be deleted, then press the cursor
button.
≥ To unselect the scene/still picture, press the
cursor button again.
≥ Up to 99 scenes can be selected to be deleted.
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(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
Press the
button.
≥ When the confirmation message appears,
select [YES], then press the cursor button.
(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
To continue deleting other scenes
Repeat steps 3-4.
To complete editing
Press the MENU button.
≥ You can also delete scenes by pressing the
MENU button, selecting [EDIT SCENE] #
[DELETE] # [ALL SCENES] or [SELECT].
≥ You can also delete still pictures by pressing
the MENU button, selecting [PHOTO SETUP]
# [DELETE] # [ALL SCENES] or [SELECT].
≥ When play mode is set to [INTEL. SCENE],
scenes cannot be deleted.
≥ To delete an unwanted part of a scene, divide
the scene first, and then delete the
unnecessary part. (l 70)
≥ Scenes/still pictures which cannot be played
back (the thumbnails are displayed as
)
cannot be deleted.
≥ Do not open the SD card cover while deleting
motion pictures or still pictures on the SD card.
The deletion will stop.
≥ In case of [ALL SCENES], the deletion may
take time if there are many scenes or still
pictures on the SD card.
≥ Do not turn off this unit while deleting.
≥ When you delete scenes/still pictures, use a
battery with sufficient battery power or use the
AC adaptor.
≥ If you delete scenes recorded on other
products or still pictures conforming to DCF
standard with this unit, all the data related to
the scenes/still pictures may be deleted.
≥ When still pictures recorded on an SD card by
other products are deleted, a still picture (other
than JPEG) that cannot be played back on this
unit may be erased.
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Dividing a scene to delete
VIDEO
To delete an unnecessary portion of a scene, first divide the scene and then delete the unnecessary
portion.
¬ Select [
1
] (motion picture playback) while the mode switch is set to
Select the menu. (l 21)
[EDIT SCENE] # [DIVIDE] # [SET]
2
Select the scene to be divided,
then press the cursor button.
. (l 60)
To continue dividing other scenes
Repeat steps 2-3 before completing dividing in
step 4.
To delete all the divided points
[DIVIDE] # [CANCEL ALL]
≥ When the confirmation message appears,
select [YES], then press the cursor button.
≥ All divided points set on this unit will be
cancelled.
≥ The scenes that were deleted after division
cannot be recovered.
3
Select [
point.
] to set the dividing
≥ Using slow-motion playback or frame-by-frame
playback makes it easy to search for the point
where you want to divide the scene. (l 62)
≥ When the confirmation message appears,
select [YES], then press the cursor button.
4
Press the MENU button to
complete dividing.
5
Delete the unnecessary scene.
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≥ When play mode is set to [INTEL. SCENE],
scenes cannot be divided.
≥ Scenes cannot be divided if the number of all
scenes has reached 3998 or the number of
scenes played back on a selected date has
reached 99.
≥ It may not be possible to divide scenes with a
short recording time.
≥ If images that have been divided are played
back on another device, the points where the
scenes join may not be clear.
≥ Data that has been recorded or edited on
another device cannot be divided and the
divided points cannot be deleted.
≥ When [CANCEL ALL] is selected, the divided
points of all scenes are deleted and the unit
turns back to the setting that plays back all
scenes even if you selected to play back the
scenes by date.
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Protecting scenes/still
pictures
VIDEO
PHOTO
Scenes/still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake.
(Even if you protect some scenes/still pictures on an SD card, formatting the SD card will delete
them.)
¬ Operate the mode switch to select
1
.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[VIDEO SETUP] or [PHOTO SETUP] #
[SCENE PROTECT] # [YES]
2
Select the scene/still picture to
be protected and then press the
cursor button.
The [
] indication appears and the scene/still
picture is protected.
≥ Press the cursor button again to cancel the
setting.
≥ 2 or more scenes/still pictures can be set in
succession.
≥ Press the MENU button to complete the
settings.
≥ When play mode is set to [INTEL. SCENE]
while playing back motion pictures, scenes
cannot be protected.
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DPOF setting
PHOTO
You can write the data selecting still pictures to be printed and the number of prints (DPOF data) onto
the SD card.
¬ Select [
] (still picture playback) while the mode switch is set to
∫ What is DPOF?
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a format
which allows the user of a digital camera to
define which captured images on the SD card
are to be printed, together with information on the
number of copies they wish to print. (Please
note: Not all commercial printing services
support this feature at this time.)
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
[PHOTO SETUP] # [DPOF SET] # [SET]
2
Select the still picture to be set,
then press the cursor button.
3
Select the number of prints, then
press the cursor button.
≥ To cancel the setting, set the number of prints
to [0].
≥ You can also select multiple still pictures in
succession.
≥ Press the MENU button to complete the
settings.
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. (l 65)
To cancel all DPOF settings
Select the menu. (l 21)
[DPOF SET] # [CANCEL ALL]
≥ When the confirmation message appears,
select [YES], then press the cursor button.
≥ Please perform the DPOF settings on this unit.
≥ You cannot add the recording date to pictures
to be printed with the DPOF settings.
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Formatting
VIDEO
PHOTO
Please be aware that if an SD card is formatted, then all the data recorded on the SD card will be
erased. Back up important data on a PC, DVD disc etc.
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [FORMAT CARD] # [YES]
≥ When the confirmation message appears,
select [YES], then press the cursor button.
≥ When formatting is complete, press the MENU
button to exit the message screen.
≥ Do not turn this unit off or remove the SD card, while formatting. Do not expose the unit to vibrations
or shock.
Use this unit to format SD cards.
Do not format an SD card using any other equipment such as a PC. The card may not be used
on this unit.
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Watching Video/Pictures on
your TV
VIDEO
PHOTO
The motion pictures and still pictures recorded on this unit can be played back on a TV screen.
Confirm the terminals on your TV
and use a cable compatible with the
terminals. Image quality may vary
with the connected terminals.
1 High quality
2 HDMI terminal
3 Component terminal
4 Video terminal
≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down.
≥ Use the supplied component cable to connect the unit via the component terminal on your TV, while
using the supplied AV cable to connect it to the video terminal. Use of the following Panasonic HDMI
mini cables is recommended to connect the unit to the HDMI terminal.
1
Connect this unit to a TV.
A HDMI mini cable (optional)
B Component cable
(supplied)
C AV cable (supplied)
A/V
A/V
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Picture quality
1 High definition images
when connecting to HDMI
terminal
2 High definition images
when connecting to
component terminal
compatible with 1080i
Standard images when
connecting to component
terminal compatible with
576i
3 Standard images when
connecting to video
terminal
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≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥ We recommend using Panasonic HDMI mini cables (optional).
Part numbers: RP-CDHM15 (1.5 m), RP-CDHM30 (3.0 m)
≥ Do not use any other component cables except the supplied one.
≥ The component terminal is for outputting images only so be sure to also connect the AV cable.
(It is not necessary to connect the yellow plug.)
≥ Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.
2
Select the video input on the TV, that this unit is connected to.
≥ Example:
Select the [HDMI] channel with a HDMI mini cable.
Select the [Component] channel with a component cable.
Select the [Video 2] channel with an AV cable.
(The name of the channel may differ depending on the connected TV.)
3
Set the mode switch to
to play back.
≥ The image and audio are output on the TV.
Cables
Reference items
A HDMI mini cable (optional)
≥ Connecting with a HDMI mini cable (l 77)
≥ Listening in 5.1 channel sound (l 78)
≥ Playback using VIERA Link (HDAVI Control™) (l 79)
B Component cable (supplied)
≥ Connecting with the component cable (l 78)
If the image or audio from this unit does not appear on the TV
≥ Check the connections.
≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥ Check the input setting (input switch) and the audio input setting on the TV. (For more
information, please read the operating instructions for the TV.)
≥ Check [HDMI RESOLUTION] when connecting with a HDMI mini cable. (l 77)
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∫ To watch images with a 16:9
aspect ratio on a regular TV (4:3)
∫ To display the on-screen
information on the TV
When playing back motion pictures or still
pictures recorded on this unit with a 16:9 aspect
ratio on a TV with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the images
on the screen may be squeezed horizontally.
In this case, change the menu setting to play
back the pictures in the original aspect ratio.
(Depending on the TV setting, the pictures may
not be displayed correctly. For more information,
please read the operating instructions of your
TV.)
When the EXT DISPLAY button on the remote
control is pressed, the information displayed on
the screen (operation icon and time code etc.)
can be displayed on the TV.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [TV ASPECT] # [4:3]
Example of images with a 16:9 aspect ratio on
a regular TV (4:3)
[TV ASPECT] setting
[16:9]
[4:3]
≥ If a wide-screen TV is connected, adjust the
aspect setting on the TV. (Refer to the
operating instructions of the TV for details.)
PHOTO
EXT
DISPLAY SHOT
DATE/
TIME
START/
STOP
ZOOM
VOL
≥ Press the button again to erase the
information.
≥ The screen on this unit will not change.
≥ When connecting with a HDMI mini cable, be
sure to connect to a HDMI input terminal. Do
not connect to a HDMI output terminal on other
products.
≥ When connecting with a component cable, be
sure to also connect the AV cable.
(Insert it in the audio input terminal for the
component terminal input.)
≥ When a HDMI mini cable and the AV cable are
connected at the same time, priority is given to
the output from the HDMI mini cable.
≥ When the component cable and the AV cable
are connected at the same time, priority is
given to the component cable for image output.
Refer to the following support site for information about the Panasonic TVs that you can
directly insert an SD card into the SD card slot on the TV and then play it back.
http://panasonic.net/
≥ For details on how to play back, please read the operating instructions for the TV.
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Connecting with a HDMI mini cable
What is HDMI?
HDMI is the next-generation interface for digital devices. When this unit is connected to a HDMI
compatible device, the image and audio can be output with a digital signal. If you connect this unit to
a HDMI compatible high definition TV and then play back the recorded high definition images, you
can enjoy them in high resolution with high quality sound.
If you connect this unit to a Panasonic TV compatible with VIERA Link, linked operations
(VIERA Link) are possible. (l 79)
Select the desired method of HDMI output when using an HDMI mini cable (optional).
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [HDMI RESOLUTION] # desired setting
[AUTO]:
The output resolution is automatically set based on the information from the connected TV.
Information from the connected TV
Output resolution
720p, 1080i
1080i
Others
576p
[1080i]:
[576p]:
The interlace method with 1080 available scan lines is used for output.
The progressive method with 576 available scan lines is used for output.
1080i
This is an interlace scan method which scans 1080 scan lines to display a high definition image. The
1080 available scan lines are divided in half and scanned on the screen alternatively every 1/50th of
a second. The number of available scan lines is nearly double the 576 scan lines used to display
standard images until now so the images have clearer detail and a lot of presence.
576p
This is a progressive scan method which scans all 576 available scan lines on the screen at the
same time every 1/50th of a second. This method reduces the flickering as the scan lines are not
scanned on the screen alternatively like in the interlace method.
576i
This is an interlace scan method in which the 576 available scan lines are divided in half and
scanned on the screen alternatively every 1/50th of a second.
Interlace method/progressive method
Video signals until now (PAL) are referred to as 576i (i is short for interlace) whereas a high-density
video signal that doubles the number of scan lines is called 576p (p is short for progressive).
The component terminal and the HDMI mini connector on this unit are also compatible with high
definition image output 1080i. It is necessary to have a compatible TV to enjoy progressive and high
definition images.
≥ If the images are not output on the TV when the setting is [AUTO], switch to the method [1080i] or
[576p] which enables the images to be displayed on your TV. (Please read the operating instructions
for the TV.)
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Listening in 5.1 channel sound
If you connect this unit and an AV amplifier with a HDMI terminal with a HDMI mini cable and then
playback, you can listen to 5.1 channel sound recorded from the internal microphones.
≥ Please read the operating instructions for the AV amplifier, speakers and TV for more information
about how to connect them etc.
≥ If you connect this unit to a Panasonic AV amplifier and Panasonic TV that are compatible with
VIERA Link, linked operations (VIERA Link) become possible. (l 79)
≥ The unit cannot be connected to the optical digital cable. Connect it to an AV amplifier with the HDMI
terminals.
Connecting with the component cable
When this unit is connected to a TV with the component cable, the output setting on this unit can be
changed. Set it to match the terminal on the TV that you connect to.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[SETUP] # [COMPONENT OUT] # desired setting
[576i]: When connecting to the component terminal on the TV compatible with 576i.
(Playback is in standard quality.)
[1080i]: When connecting to the component terminal on the TV compatible with 1080i.
(Playback is in high definition quality.)
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Playback using VIERA Link
(HDAVI Control™)
VIDEO
PHOTO
What is the VIERA Link?
≥ 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
(optional) for automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.)
≥ VIERA Link is a unique Panasonic function built on a HDMI control function using the standard
HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) specification. Linked operations with HDMI CEC
compatible devices made by other companies are not guaranteed.
When using devices made by other companies that are compatible with VIERA Link, refer to the
operating instructions for the respective devices.
≥ This unit is compatible with VIERA Link Ver.3. VIERA Link Ver.3 is the newest Panasonic version
and is also compatible with existing Panasonic VIERA Link devices. (As of December 2007)
Connect this unit to a Panasonic TV compatible with VIERA Link with a HDMI
mini cable and then operate with the remote control for the TV.
∫ Setting on this unit
¬ Set the mode switch to
∫ Playback operation with the
remote control for the TV
.
Select the menu. (l 21)
1)
2)
[SETUP] # [VIERA Link] # [ON]
≥ The default setting is [ON].
DISPLAY ON/OFF
B
HDMI IN
A HDMI mini cable (optional)
B Panasonic TV compatible with VIERA Link
C
D
1) Press the button up, down, left or right to
select a scene or file to be played back, and
then press the button in the centre to set it.
2) Activate the operation icons that are
displayed on TV screen with the remote
control for the TV.
A Operation icons
B Display operation icons
C Cancel operation icons
D Display/Cancel operation icons
≥ The playback operation is performed the same
as on this unit.
jPlaying back motion pictures (l 60)
jPlaying back still pictures (l 65)
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≥ If the TV has two or more HDMI input terminals, it is recommended to connect this unit to HDMI2 or
HDMI3.
≥ VIERA Link must be activated on the connected TV. (Read the operating instructions of the TV for
how to set etc.)
≥ If you are not using VIERA Link, set [VIERA Link] to [OFF].
∫ Other linked operations
Turning the power off:
If you use the remote control for the TV to turn off the power, the power on this unit also turns off. (When
recording motion pictures, formatting, deleting, recovering or connecting the unit to a PC with a USB
cable, the power will not turn off.)
Automatic input switching:
If you connect with a HDMI mini cable and then turn on the power on this unit, the input channel on the
TV automatically switches to this unit’s screen. If the TV’s power is in standby status, it will turn on
automatically (if [Set] has been selected for the TV’s [Power on link] setting).
≥ Depending on the HDMI terminal on the TV, the input channel may not switch automatically. In this
case, use the remote control for the TV to switch the input channel. (For details on how to switch
input, please read the operating instructions for the TV.)
≥ If VIERA Link does not work properly, refer to page 115.
≥ If you are unsure whether or not the TV and AV amplifier you are using are compatible with
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.
≥ Operation is not possible with a cable that is not based on the HDMI standard.
We recommend using Panasonic HDMI mini cables (optional).
Part numbers: RP-CDHM15 (1.5 m), RP-CDHM30 (3.0 m)
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Preparation
Recording
Playback
Backup
With a PC
Others
82
With other products
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products
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Connecting a DVD burner to
copy to/play back a disc
VIDEO
PHOTO
Motion pictures or still pictures recorded with this unit can be copied to a DVD disc by connecting a
DVD burner VW-BN1 (optional) to this unit using a Mini AB USB Connection Cable (supplied with
VW-BN1). The copied DVD disc can also be played back.
≥ Please read the operating instructions of the DVD burner for how to use it.
Preparing for copying/playing back
We recommend using Panasonic DVD burner VW-BN1.
About discs that can be used for copying
New* 12 cm discs (DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL)
≥ You cannot copy to 8 cm discs or iRW/iR/iR DL/CD-RW/CD-R.
≥ We recommend using the discs that have been recommended in the operating instructions of the
DVD burner. Refer to the operating instructions of the DVD burner for details about recommended
discs, disc handling etc.
* You cannot record on a disc that has already been used. However if a DVD-RAM or a DVD-RW is
formatted, then it can be used for copying.
1
Connect the AC adaptor (supplied with VW-BN1) to the DVD burner.
≥ You cannot supply power to the DVD burner from this unit.
2
Connect this unit to the AC adaptor and set the mode switch to
.
≥ If a battery is used, operation is not possible when this unit is connected to a DVD burner.
3
Connect this unit to the DVD burner with the Mini AB USB Connection
Cable (supplied with VW-BN1).
A Mini AB USB Connection Cable (supplied with VW-BN1)
B DVD burner (optional)
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
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4
Insert the disc in the DVD burner.
5
(When copying)
Select [BURN DISC] and press the cursor button.
(When playing back)
Select [PLAY DISC] and press the cursor button.
≥ Refer to page 86 about how to play back the copied discs.
Copying to discs
≥ Motion pictures are copied as AVCHD format high definition images.
≥ We recommend preparing the necessary number of discs that can be used for copying (l 82),
and spare discs.
≥ You cannot copy from multiple SD cards to 1 disc.
≥ Motion pictures and still pictures cannot both be copied to a single disc.
≥ Confirm that auto protection is [ON] before copying data. We recommend that auto protection is
turned [ON] while copying data. (l 87)
1
2
Connect this unit to the DVD
burner to prepare for copying.
(l 82)
3
(Only when [SELECT SCENES]/
[SELECT DATE] is selected in step 2)
Select [VIDEO] or [PICTURE] and
press the cursor button.
Select the item and press the
cursor button.
[ALL SCENES]:
This is for copying all scenes simultaneously.
(Since motion pictures and still pictures are
copied to separate discs, two or more discs are
required.) Proceed to step 6.
[SELECT SCENES]:
This is for selecting the scenes to copy.
[SELECT DATE]:
This is for selecting date of the scenes to copy.
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(Only when [SELECT SCENES] is selected
5
(Only when [SELECT SCENES] is selected
in step 2)
in step 2)
Select the scene you want to
copy and press the cursor
button.
Select [START] and press the
cursor button.
≥ When the cursor button is pressed again, the
selected scene will be cancelled.
≥ Up to 99 scenes can be selected in
succession.
(Only when [SELECT DATE] is selected in
step 2)
Press the MENU button.
MENU
(Only when [SELECT DATE] is selected in
step 2)
Select the date you want to copy
and press the cursor button.
6
When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
A
≥ When the cursor button is pressed again, the
selected date will be cancelled.
≥ Up to 99 dates can be selected in succession.
≥ Move the cursor button up or down to select
the playback date. Move the cursor button left
to select the last date of the previous month,
and move it to the right to select the last date of
the following month.
A The number of discs necessary for copying
by disc type
≥ When 2 or more discs are necessary for
copying, follow the on-screen instructions to
switch discs.
≥ A message appears indicating copying is
complete. Eject the disc and disconnect the
Mini AB USB Connection Cable from this unit.
≥ After copying is complete, the disc becomes
play-only and further recording is no longer
possible.
Before you delete the data on the SD card after copying is complete, be sure to play back the
discs to check that they have been copied to correctly. (l 86)
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Important Notice
≥ When connecting an optional DVD burner and this unit for copying a disc, do not insert a
disc with recorded motion pictures into devices that do not support the AVCHD format. In
some cases the disc may get stuck in the device. The disc will not play back on devices that
do not support the AVCHD format.
≥ When inserting a disc containing recorded motion/still pictures into other devices, a
message prompting you to format the disc may be displayed. Do not format the disc, since
deleted data cannot be restored later.
About the approximate time it takes for copying to a disc
To copy motion pictures to the full capacity of a disc
Disc type
Copy time
DVD-RAM
Approx. 50 min to 80 min
DVD-RW*
Approx. 35 min to 75 min
DVD-R*
Approx. 25 min to 45 min
* The data is written to all areas of the disc to
increase playback compatibility with other
devices so, even if the data capacity to be
copied is small, the time it takes for copying may
be about the same as the time shown in the
table.
To copy 600 still pictures (approx. 600 MB)
Disc type
Copy time
DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R
Approx. 30 min to 40 min
≥ DVD-R DL have two layers of recording surface so the copy time is approximately 2 to 3 times
that of DVD-R.
≥ Depending on the following conditions, the time it takes for copying may be longer than the
above times. Wait until a message appears indicating that copying is complete.
jThe number of recorded scenes:
It will take time to copy if the number of recorded scenes is large even when the recording time
is the same.
jWhen the temperature of the DVD burner has become high:
Example: If multiple discs have been copied to continuously or the surrounding temperature is
high.
∫ To copy the same data on a new disc successively after confirming the
contents of the copied disc by playing it back
Press the DISC COPY button on the
playback thumbnail view to display the
selection screen in Step 2, so that you can
copy data again.
≥ The disc that was copied to can be played back by connecting this unit and a DVD burner. (l 86)
≥ Do not turn off this unit or the DVD burner or disconnect the Mini AB USB Connection Cable while
copying. Also, do not shake the DVD burner.
≥ It is impossible to stop copying halfway.
≥ The order in which the scenes were copied cannot be changed.
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≥ Data that has been recorded on another device may not be copied.
≥ Motion pictures that are recorded on a PC with HD Writer 2.5E cannot be copied.
≥ When 2 or more discs are necessary for copying, the last scene copied to a disc is automatically
divided to fit the space on the disc.
≥ The number of discs necessary for copying is automatically calculated. However, copying may be
completed using less discs than the number displayed if there is other data on the SD card or if
scenes were automatically divided.
≥ When the disc that was copied to is played back on another device, the picture may momentarily stop
at the points where the scenes switch.
Playing back the copied disc
≥ Only discs that have been copied by connecting this unit to the DVD burner or where motion
pictures have been recorded in AVCHD format can be played back. It may not be possible to
play back discs recorded on other devices.
1
Connect this unit to the DVD burner to prepare for playback. (l 82)
2
Use the cursor button to select [
A (Destination disc for motion pictures)
Disc playback tab
3
] (disc playback) tab.
B (Destination disc for still pictures)
Disc playback tab
Select the scene or still picture to be played back and then play it back.
≥ The playback operation is performed the same as when playing back motion pictures or still pictures.
(l 60, 65)
≥ After playback, eject the disc and disconnect the Mini AB USB Connection Cable from this unit.
≥ Press the DISC COPY button in thumbnail view to display the selection screen for copying data to a
disc. The data can be copied to a new disc inserted in the DVD burner. (l 85)
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Managing the copied disc
(Formatting, Auto protect, Displaying disc information)
≥ Connect this unit to the DVD burner and then select [PLAY DISC]. (l 82)
∫ Formatting discs
To release the disc protection
This is for initializing DVD-RAM and DVD-RW
discs.
≥ Select [
] tab.
Please be aware that if a disc is formatted,
then all the data recorded on the disc will be
erased. Back up important data on a PC etc.
≥ If you format a disc, the auto protection is
released. Please be aware that if a disc is
formatted, then all the data recorded on the
disc is erased and cannot be recovered.
≥ The disc will need to be re-formatted on the
device you will use.
Select the menu. (l 21)
∫ Displaying disc information
[DISC SETUP] or [SETUP] #
[FORMAT DISC] # [YES]
≥ When the confirmation message appears,
select [YES], then press the cursor button.
≥ When formatting is complete, press the MENU
button to exit the message screen.
≥ Connect this unit and the DVD burner to format
discs. You may no longer be able to use the
discs if you format them on another device
such as a PC etc.
Information such as the type of recorded disc,
the number of recorded scenes and whether or
not the disc is finalized is displayed.
≥ Select [
] (motion picture playback) of
[
] tab.
Select the menu. (l 21)
[DISC SETUP] # [INFORMATION] # [YES]
≥ Press the MENU button to exit the information
screen.
∫ Auto protect
You can protect (write protect) a DVD-RAM or
DVD-RW disc when copying to it so that it is not
formatted by mistake when you insert it in
another device.
≥ Select [
] (motion picture playback) of
[
] tab.
1
Select the menu. (l 21)
[DISC SETUP] # [AUTO PROTECT] # [ON]
≥ The default setting is [ON].
≥ We recommend setting [AUTO PROTECT] to
[ON] in order to prevent accidental deletion on
other devices.
If a disc that you copied to is inserted in
another device without protecting it, a message
may be displayed prompting you to format the
disc. If the disc is formatted, important data will
be erased and the process cannot be
reversed.
2
Copy to the disc. (l 83)
≥ The copied disc is write protected when it is
ejected if [AUTO PROTECT] is [ON].
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products
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Dubbing images onto other
video device
VIDEO
Images played back on this unit can be dubbed onto a DVD recorder or video device.
≥ Images are dubbed in standard quality.
≥ 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.
A/V
≥ The channel set will differ depending on
the terminal to which the unit is connected.
≥ See the operating instructions of the video
device for details.
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
≥ Do not use any other AV cables except the
supplied one.
A AV cable (supplied)
1
Connect this unit to a video device and then set the mode switch to
2
Start playback on this unit.
3
Start recording on the connected device.
.
≥ To stop recording (dubbing), stop playback on this unit after stopping recording on the recorder.
≥ If the date and time display and function indication are not wanted, cancel them before dubbing.
(l 24, 76)
If the dubbed images are played back on a wide-screen TV, the images may be stretched vertically.
In this case, refer to the operating instruction of the device you are connecting to or read the
operating instructions of the wide-screen TV and set the aspect ratio to 16:9.
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products
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With a printer (PictBridge)
PHOTO
To print pictures by directly connecting this unit to the printer, use a printer compatible with PictBridge.
(Read the operating instructions for the printer.)
PictBridge is an industry standard from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct
printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to
connect the camera to a PC.
≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down.
≥ Turn on this unit. (This function is available in all modes.)
A USB cable (supplied)
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
1
Connect this unit to a printer.
3
Select a still picture to be printed,
then press the cursor button.
4
Select the desired number of
prints, then press the cursor
button.
≥ Do not use any other USB connection cables
except the supplied one. (Operation is not
guaranteed with any other USB cables.)
2
Select [PictBridge] and press the
cursor button.
≥ If the [PictBridge] indication does not appear or
continues to flash, disconnect and then
reconnect the USB cable.
≥ You can set up to 9 prints.
≥ To cancel the setting, set the number of prints
to [0].
≥ Up to 8 files can be set in succession by
repeating steps 3 and 4.
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Press the MENU button to
display the PictBridge menus.
MENU
6
9
Select [PRINT] # [YES] and
press the cursor button to print
the pictures.
Select the date print setting on
[DATE PRINT].
≥ Exit PictBridge by disconnecting the USB cable
(supplied) after the pictures have been printed.
≥ If the printer is not capable of date printing, this
setting is unavailable.
7
Select the paper size setting on
[PAPER SIZE].
[STANDARD]: Size specific to the printer
[4k5 INCH]:
L size
[5k7 INCH]:
2L size
[4k6 INCH]:
Postcard size
[A4]:
A4 size
≥ You cannot set paper sizes not supported on
the printer.
8
Select the desired layout setting
on [PAGE LAYOUT].
[STANDARD]: Layout specific to the printer
[
]:
No frame print
[
]:
Frame print
≥ You cannot set page layouts not supported on
the printer.
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When you stop printing halfway
Move the cursor button down.
≥ A confirmation message appears. If [YES] is
selected, the number of prints set is cancelled
and the screen returns to step 3. If [NO] is
selected, all the settings are kept and the
screen returns to step 3.
≥ Avoid the following operations during printing.
These operations disable proper printing.
jDisconnecting the USB cable
jOpening the SD card cover and removing
the SD card
jSwitching the mode switch
jTurn the unit off
≥ Check the settings for the paper size, print
quality etc. on the printer.
≥ The print quality varies with paper size.
≥ The edges of still pictures recorded in this unit
with a 16:9 aspect ratio may be cut off. When
using a printer with a trimming or borderless
printing function, cancel this function before
printing. (Refer to the operating instructions of
the printer for details.)
≥ When the unit is connected directly to the
printer, the DPOF settings cannot be used.
≥ Connect the printer directly to this unit. Do not
use a USB hub.
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Preparation
Recording
Playback
Backup
With a PC
Others
92
Before using
97
Setup
101 Using with a PC
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Before using
Data type
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What you can do with a PC
Available function
Copying data to a
PC:
A Motion/Still
pictures
Writing data to
media*1:
A Motion/Still
pictures
B Motion pictures
Motion
picture
Copying data
between media*1:
C Motion pictures
A
Software required
CD-ROM (supplied):
HD Writer 2.5E for HDC*2
A
B
C
Easy editing:
Editing motion picture data copied on an HDD of a
PC
≥ Split, merge, delete
≥ Converting the motion picture data to MPEG2
≥ Creating a DVD Video disc
Playing back on a PC:
Play back the motion picture data on an SD card or
a DVD disc in high definition picture quality on a PC.
Formatting discs:
Depending on the type of disc that you use,
formatting is necessary. Discs are formatted using
the UDF 2.5 file system that supports the AVCHD
format.
Playing back on a PC
Standard Windows picture
viewer or a commercially
available picture viewer
Copying still pictures to a PC (l 100)
Windows Explorer
Still picture
Refer to page 102 if using a Macintosh.
*1 Compatible media are SD card and discs (DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-R DL).
*2 Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer 2.5E (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
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Important Notice
≥ Do not insert a disc recorded in AVCHD format with HD Writer 2.5E in a device that does not
support the AVCHD format. In some cases the disc may get stuck in the device. The disc
will not play back on devices that do not support the AVCHD format.
≥ When inserting a disc containing recorded motion pictures into other devices, a message
prompting you to format the disc may be displayed. Do not format the disc, since deleted
data cannot be restored later.
≥ We cannot guarantee operation if you use software other than that supplied to read motion picture.
≥ Do not start the software supplied with this unit and other software at the same time. Close any other
software if you start the software supplied with this unit and close the software supplied with this unit
if you start any other software.
≥ Be sure to use the supplied USB cable when connecting this unit and a PC. (Operation is not
guaranteed with any other USB cables.)
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End User License Agreement
Before opening the CD-ROM package, please read the following.
You (“Licensee”) are granted a license for the
Software defined in this End User Software
Agreement (“Agreement”) on condition that you
agree to the terms and conditions of this
Agreement. If Licensee does not agree to the
terms and conditions of this Agreement, promptly
return the Software to Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd. (“Matsushita”), its distributors
or dealers from which you made the purchase.
Article 1 License
Licensee is granted the right to use the software,
including the information recorded or described
on the CD-ROM, instruction manuals, and any
other media provided to Licensee (collectively
“Software”), but all applicable rights to patents,
copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets in the
Software are not transferred to Licensee.
Article 2 Use by a Third Party
Licensee may not use, copy, modify, transfer or
allow any third party, whether free of charge or
not, to use, copy or modify the Software, except
as expressly provided for in this Agreement.
Article 3 Restrictions on Copying the Software
Licensee may make a single copy of the
Software in whole or in part solely for back-up
purposes.
Article 4 PC
Licensee may only use the Software on a single
PC at a single location.
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Article 5 Reverse Engineering, Decompiling or
Disassembly
Licensee may not reverse engineer, decompile,
or disassemble the Software, except to the
extent either of them is permitted under law or
regulation of the country where Licensee resides.
Matsushita, or its distributors or dealers will not
be responsible for any defects in the Software or
damage to Licensee caused by Licensee’s
reverse engineering, decompiling, or
disassembly of the Software.
Article 6 Limitation of Liability
The Software is provided “AS-IS” without
warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, warranties of noninfringement, merchantability and/or fitness for a
particular purpose. Further, Matsushita does not
warrant that the operation of the Software will be
uninterrupted or error free. Matsushita or any of
its distributors or dealers will not be liable for any
damage suffered by Licensee arising from or in
connection with Licensee’s use of the Software.
Article 7 Export Control
Licensee agrees not to export or re-export to any
country the Software in any form without the
appropriate export licenses under regulations of
the country where Licensee resides, if
necessary.
Article 8 Termination of License
The right granted to Licensee hereunder will be
automatically terminated if Licensee violates any
of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Upon such automatic termination, Licensee must
destroy the Software and related documentation
together with all the copies thereof at Licensee’s
own expense.
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Operating environment
≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs
cannot be used.
≥ A CD-ROM drive is necessary to install the supplied software applications. (A compatible DVD writer
drive and media are necessary for writing to a DVD.)
≥ Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases.
jWhen 2 or more USB devices are connected to a PC, or when devices are connected through USB
hubs or by using extension cables.
jOperation on an upgraded OS.
jOperation on an OS other than the one pre-installed.
≥ This software is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows 98SE, Windows Me and Windows NT.
∫ Operating environment for HD Writer 2.5E for HDC
PC
IBM PC/AT compatible PC
OS
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Business
CPU
Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz or higher (including compatible CPU)
(Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz or higher, Intel Pentium D 3.2 GHz or higher or
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 5200+ or higher is recommended when a
playback function or MPEG2 output function is used.)
RAM
Windows Vista: 1024 MB or more
Windows XP/2000: 512 MB or more (1024 MB or more recommended)
Display
High Colour (16 bit) or more (32 bit or more recommended)
Desktop resolution of 1024k768 pixels or more (1280k1024 pixels or
more recommended)
Windows Vista: DirectX 10 compatible video card
Windows XP/2000: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
Compatible with DirectDraw overlay
PCI Express™k16 compatible recommended
Free hard disk drive
space
Ultra DMA — 100 or more
300 MB or more (for installing the application)
≥ When writing to a DVD, more than double the amount of free space as
the disc being created is necessary.
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Necessary software
Windows Vista: DirectX 10
Windows XP/2000: DirectX 9.0c
≥ If you install the software on a PC that is not compatible with
DirectX 9.0c, the PC may not work properly. If you are unsure whether or
not your PC is compatible, contact the maker of your PC.
Sound
DirectSound Support
Interface
USB port [Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)]
Other requirements
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
≥ Supplied CD-ROM is available for Windows only.
≥ Input is not supported in languages other than English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and
Simplified Chinese.
≥ Operation cannot be guaranteed on all DVD drives.
≥ Operation is not guaranteed on Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows XP
Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition and not compatible with 64 bit operation systems.
≥ This software is not compatible with a multi-boot environment.
≥ This software is not compatible with a multi-monitor environment.
≥ If using Windows XP/2000, an administrative account user only can use this software. If using
Windows Vista, administrative account and standard account users only can use this software. (An
administrative account user should install and uninstall this software.)
∫ Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage)
PC
IBM PC/AT compatible PC
OS
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
CPU
Windows Vista: Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz or higher
Windows XP/2000: Intel Pentium III 450 MHz or higher or Intel Celeron
400 MHz or higher
RAM
Windows Vista Home Basic: 512 MB or more
Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate/Business/Enterprise:
1 GB or more
Windows XP/2000: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended)
Interface
USB port
Other requirements
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
≥ The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.
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Setup
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Installation
When installing the software, log on to your PC as the Administrator (or with a user name with
equivalent authorization) or with the user name for a standard user account. (If you do not have
authorization to do this, consult your manager.)
≥ Before starting the installation, close all applications that are running.
≥ Do not perform any other operations on your PC while the software is being installed.
1
Insert the CD-ROM into the PC.
3
≥ If the installation screen does not appear
automatically, double-click the CD-ROM drive
icon in [My Computer (Computer)].
2
Click [Next].
Read the [End User License
Agreement], then place a check
beside [I accept the terms of the
license agreement] if you agree
to them and click [Next].
≥ If you do not agree to the terms and conditions
of the License Agreement, installation is not
possible.
4
Continue to follow the on-screen
messages to install HD Writer
2.5E.
≥ If using Windows 2000, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
must be installed in order to operate HD Writer
2.5E.
Depending on the operating environment, you
may be required to install DirectX 9.0c. Click
[Yes] to install it.
If you install the software on a PC that is not
compatible with DirectX 9.0c, the PC may not
work properly. If you are unsure whether or not
your PC is compatible, contact the PC
manufacturer.
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After the installation is complete, restrictions
6
Click [Finish].
are displayed.
Check the contents, then close
the window.
The PC must be rebooted for the
application to work.
∫ Uninstalling HD Writer 2.5E
Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no longer require.
1
Select [start] # ([Settings] #)
[Control Panel] #
[Add or Remove Programs
(Applications)] or [Uninstall a
program].
2
Select [HD Writer 2.5E for HDC],
then click [Change/Remove]
([Change or Remove] or [Add/
Remove]) or [Uninstall].
≥ Proceed with the uninstallation by following the
on-screen instructions.
≥ After uninstalling the software, be sure to
reboot the PC.
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Setup
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Connection and recognition
After the software applications are installed, this unit must be connected to the PC and be correctly
recognised by the PC.
≥ Remove the supplied CD-ROM from your PC.
A USB cable (supplied)
1
Connect this unit to the AC
adaptor.
≥ If a battery is used, operation is not possible
when this unit is connected to a PC.
2
Turn on the unit.
≥ This function is available in all modes.
3
Connect this unit to a PC.
≥ Insert the USB connectors as far as they will go.
≥ Do not use any other USB connection cables
except the supplied one. (Operation is not
guaranteed with any other USB cables.)
4
Select [PC CONNECT] and press
the cursor button.
≥ Do not disconnect the USB cable or the AC
adaptor while the card access lamp is on or
card access icon (
) appears on the LCD
monitor. Doing so may damage the data.
∫ If the driver has not been
recognised properly
Use the following methods to enable it to be
recognised.
Method 1:
Turn off the unit and your PC once and try
verifying again.
Method 2:
Remove the SD card and try verifying again.
Method 3:
Try connecting the unit to another USB port on
your PC.
∫ To disconnect USB cable safely
1
≥ This unit is automatically detected by the PC.
Double click the
(
) icon in task
tray displayed on the PC.
≥ Depending on your PC’s settings, this icon
may not be displayed.
2 Select [USB Mass Storage Device] and
click [Stop].
3 Verify [MATSHITA HDC-SD9/SD USB
Device] is selected and click [OK].
≥ When the unit is connected to a PC, the
operation mode cannot be changed and its
power cannot be turned off.
Disconnect the USB cable, before turning
this unit off.
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About the PC display
When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognised as an external drive.
≥ [Removable Disk] (Example:
) is displayed in [My Computer (Computer)].
Example folder structure of an SD card:
Removable Disk
DCIM
100CDPFQ
101CDPFR
MISC
PRIVATE
AVCHD
AVCHDTN
BDMV
IISVPL
We recommend using HD Writer 2.5E to copy
motion picture data recorded on an SD card.
Using Windows Explorer or other programmes
on the PC to copy, move or rename files and
folders recorded with this unit will result in
them being unusable with HD Writer 2.5E.
1 Up to 999 still pictures in JPEG format*
can be stored. ([IMGA0001.JPG] etc.)
2 Still pictures are stored in JPEG format*
when recorded in HD hi-speed burst
shooting mode.
* These can be opened with picture software
that supports JPEG pictures.
3 The DPOF setting files are recorded.
4 The motion picture thumbnails are
recorded.
5 AVCHD format motion picture files are
saved. ([00000.MTS] etc.)
6 Files for intelligent scene selection
playback are recorded.
∫ Copying your still pictures to
your PC
Card reader function (mass storage)
Still pictures recorded with this unit can be
copied to the PC with Explorer or other
programmes.
1 Connect this unit to the PC and then
select [PC CONNECT].
2 Double click the folder that contains the
still pictures on the removable disk
([DCIM] # [100CDPFQ] etc.).
3 Drag and drop the still pictures onto the
destination folder (on the PC’s HDD).
≥ Do not delete the SD card’s folders. Doing so
may make the SD card unuseable in this unit.
≥ When data not supported by this unit has been
recorded on a PC, it will not be recognised by
this unit.
≥ Always use this unit to format SD cards.
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Using with a
PC
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Starting HD Writer 2.5E
≥ When using HD Writer 2.5E on Windows XP/2000, log on to your computer as Administrator (or with
a login name equally authorized). If you log on with a login name other than Administrator, you cannot
use the applications.
≥ When using HD Writer 2.5E on Windows Vista, log on to your computer as Administrator (or with a
login name equally authorized) or with the user name for a standard user account. If you log on with a
user name for a guest user account, the software cannot be used.
(On the PC)
Select [start] # [All Programs (Programs)] # [Panasonic]
# [HD Writer 2.5E] # [HD Writer].
The HD Writer 2.5E introductory screen is displayed. If [OK] is clicked, the software will start.
≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the
software.
Reading the operating instructions of the software
applications
For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions.
≥ 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 (Programs)] # [Panasonic]
# [HD Writer 2.5E] # [Operating Instructions].
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Using with a
PC
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If using Macintosh
≥ HD Writer 2.5E is not available for Macintosh.
∫ Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage)
PC
Macintosh
OS
Mac OS X 10.4
CPU
PowerPC G5 (1.8 GHz or higher)
Intel Core Duo
Intel Core Solo
RAM
64 MB or more
Interface
USB port
≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs
cannot be used.
≥ The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.
≥ Supplied CD-ROM is available for Windows only.
∫ Copying still pictures on PC
1
Connect this unit to a PC via the supplied USB cable.
≥ The USB function selection screen will appear.
2
Select [PC CONNECT] and press the cursor button.
3
Double-click [NO_NAME] or [Untitled] displayed on the desktop.
≥ Files are stored in [100CDPFQ]/[100CDPFR] folder etc. in the [DCIM] folder.
4
Using a drag-and-drop operation, move the pictures you want to acquire
or the folder storing those pictures to any different folder on the PC.
∫ To disconnect USB cable safely
Drag [NO_NAME] or [Untitled] disk icon to the [Trash], and then disconnect the USB cable.
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Preparation
Recording
Playback
Backup
With a PC
Others
104 Indications
109 Helpful hints
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Indications
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Indications
∫ Recording indications
Motion picture recording
HG 1920
+1
White balance (l 57)
Auto white balance
Indoor mode (recording under
incandescent lamp)
Outdoor mode
Manual adjustment mode
AWB
90min
0h00m00s
R1h20m
MNL
PRE-REC
MF
AWB
1/100
OPEN
0dB
1/100
Shutter speed (l 58)
OPEN, F2.0
F number (l 58)
0dB
Gain value (l 58)
1. 1. 2008 12:34
Scene mode (l 55)
Sports mode
Portrait mode
Spotlight mode
Surf & snow mode
5
2.1M
3000
MEGA
Low light mode (l 45)
A Still picture recording
(when the
button is pressed)
+1
,
+2
Image stabilizer (l 41)
Remaining battery power (l 16)
90min
Remaining battery time (l 16)
R1h20m
Remaining time for motion
picture recording (l 33)
0h00m00s
Elapsed recording time (l 33)
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12:34
Date indication (l 24)
Time indication (l 24)
Zebra (l 52)
25p digital cinema (l 47)
25P
HI-SPEED BURST (l 50)
Digital cinema colour (l 53)
10t
Zoom magnification indication
(l 40)
Zoom microphone (l 48)
World time setting (l 26)
HE1440
Motion picture recording mode
(l 34)
HA mode
HG mode
HX mode
HE mode
¥/; (Red)
Recording (l 32)
; (Green)
Recording pause (l 32)
HA1920
HG1920
HX1920
PRE-REC
PRE-REC (l 35)
AUTO
Auto mode (l 31)
MNL
Manual mode (l 55)
MF
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Manual focus (l 56)
Power LCD Extra (l 27)
Focus microphone (l 48)
Wind noise reduction (l 48)
Microphone level (l 49)
Face detection & AE mode
(l 42)
Backlight compensation (l 45)
Soft skin mode (l 45)
Tele macro (l 45)
,
Fade (White), Fade (Black)
(l 44)
Colour night view function
(l 45)
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Intelligent contrast control
(l 44)
± (White)
¥ (Green)
Focus indication (l 37)
Ø10, Ø2
Self-Timer recording (l 45)
ß/ßA/
Flash (l 51)
ßi/ßj
Flash level (l 51)
Red eye reduction (l 51)
,
∫ Playback indications
Motion picture playback
Still picture playback
Still picture quality (l 39)
Number of recording pixels for
still pictures (l 39)
1920k1080
2.1M
3000
(White)
(Green)
(Red)
MEGA
Remaining number of still
pictures (l 38)
Card can be recorded to (l 38)
Recognising the card (l 38)
Recording/accessing the card
(l 38)
MEGA OIS (l 38)
Playback (l 61, 66)
1
Pause (l 61, 66)
;
5,
6,
/
Fast forward/rewind playback
(l 61)
7/8
Last/first scene paused
9/:
Skip playback (l 61)
D/E
Slow motion playback (l 62)
;1/2;
Frame-by-frame playback
(l 62)
Next/Previous still picture
(l 66)
0h00m00s
Playback time
Play mode (l 61)
All scenes
Scenes recorded on the
selected date
Intelligent scene selection
1920
1440
Number of recording pixels for
motion pictures (l 34)
1920k1080
1440k1080
No.10
Scene number
15
Volume adjustment (l 61)
Repeat playback (l 64)
Resume playback (l 64)
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100-0001
Still picture folder/file name
(l 65)
PictBridge
When a printer compatible with
PictBridge is connected (l 89)
1
DPOF already set
(to more than 1) (l 72)
Protected still pictures (l 71)
2.1M
Number of recording pixels for
still pictures (l 39)
1920k1080
The picture size is not displayed for still pictures
recorded with other products that have different
picture sizes from the sizes shown above.
∫ PC connection indications
Accessing the card (When
connected to a PC) (l 99)
∫ Confirmatory indications
–– (Time
display)
The built-in battery is low. (l 25)
°
The warning/alarm indication
appears when LCD monitor is
rotated towards the lens side.
Return the direction of the LCD
monitor to normal position and
check the warning/alarm indication.
No SD card is inserted/unusable
card.
∫ Confirmatory indications when a
DVD burner is connected
Disc type (l 82)
DVD-RAM
DVD-RW
DVD-R
DVD-R DL (Dual layer on single
side)
Unusable disc
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Indications
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Messages
Major confirmation/error messages to be indicated on the LCD monitor in text.
CANNOT BE USED DUE TO INCOMPATIBLE DATA.
CANNOT RECORD - INCOMPATIBLE CONTROL DATA.
The recording format of the SD card is different so it cannot be used. Save the data on the SD card
to a PC, then use the SD card after formatting it on this unit.
CHECK CARD.
This card is not compatible or it cannot be recognised by the unit.
If this message appears even though motion pictures and still pictures are recorded on an SD card,
the card may be unstable. Reinsert the SD card, then turn the power off and then on again.
CARD LOCKED.
The write protection switch on the SD card is set to LOCK. (l 18)
THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED.
≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. (l 16)
If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit, eject the battery and then insert it again. If
the message appears even after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair. Detach the
power and consult the dealer who you purchased this unit from. Do not attempt to repair it by
yourself.
≥ You are attempting to connect an AC adaptor not compatible with this unit. Use the supplied AC
adaptor. (l 17)
PUSH THE RESET SWITCH.
An irregularity in the unit has been detected. Press the RESET button to restart the unit. (l 114)
CANNOT CHECK CONNECTED DEVICE. DISCONNECT THE USB CABLE FROM THIS UNIT.
≥ The DVD burner is not correctly connected.
Disconnect and then reconnect the Mini AB USB Connection Cable.
≥ Connect a DVD burner that is compatible with this unit. (l 82)
PLEASE CHECK EXTERNAL DRIVE OR DISC.
A disc that cannot be used when connecting the unit to the DVD burner has been inserted, or the
DVD burner is not recognised properly. Connect the Mini AB USB Connection Cable again and
insert a disc to copy the data. (l 82)
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CANNOT COPY TO DISC WITH RECORDED IMAGES. INSERT DISC WITH NO RECORDED
IMAGES.
Data cannot be copied since a disc that cannot be used by connecting the unit and the DVD burner
or a used disc is inserted. Please use a new disc. (l 82)
DISCONNECT USB CABLE.
The unit cannot correctly establish the connection to the PC or printer. Disconnect and then
reconnect the USB cable.
DISCONNECT USB CABLE.
You cannot turn off this unit while it is connected to a PC or a DVD burner.
About recovery
If faulty management information is found when a SD card is accessed, one of the following messages
may appear. Be sure to follow the messages. (Repairing may take time depending on the error.)
CONTROL DATA ERROR HAS BEEN DETECTED. (SD CARD)
or
THUMBNAIL DATA ERROR IS DETECTED.
≥ Use a sufficiently charged battery or the AC adaptor.
≥ Depending on the condition of the data, it may not be possible to completely repair the data.
≥ If the recovery fails, you will no longer be able to play back the scenes recorded before the power
went off.
≥ When data recorded on another device is recovered, it may not be possible to play back the data on
this unit or the other device.
≥ If recovery fails, turn the power of the unit off and on again after waiting a while. If recovery fails
repeatedly, format an SD card on the unit. Please be aware that if an SD card is formatted, then all
the data recorded on the card will be erased. Back up important data on a PC, DVD disc etc.
≥ If the thumbnail information is recovered, displaying the thumbnails may become slower.
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Helpful hints
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Functions that cannot be
used simultaneously
Some functions in this unit are disabled or cannot be selected due to the unit’s specifications.
The table below shows examples of functions restricted by various conditions.
Functions
Motion picture recording
Conditions which disable the functions
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
PRE-REC
Zoom
≥ When the
Digital zoom
≥ When 25p digital cinema is used
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
Face detection & AE mode
≥ When the colour night view function is used
≥ When the colour bars are displayed
Backlight compensation
≥ When the colour night view function is used
≥ When the iris/gain is set
Intelligent contrast control
button is pressed halfway
Low light
≥ When the colour night view function is used
≥ When the scene mode is used
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
Colour night view (Set and cancel)
≥ While recording
≥ When PRE-REC is used
Soft skin mode (Set and cancel)
Tele macro (Set and cancel)
Help mode
Fade
≥ When PRE-REC is used
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
Colour night view
≥ When 25p digital cinema is used
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
Guide lines
≥ When the face detection & AE mode is used
25p digital cinema
≥ When the motion picture recording mode is HX/HE
≥ When the digital zoom is set to [25k] or [700k]
HD hi-speed burst shooting mode
≥ When the digital zoom is set to [25k] or [700k]
Shutter sound
≥ While recording motion pictures
≥ When PRE-REC is used
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Functions
Flash
Conditions which disable the functions
≥ While recording motion pictures
≥ When PRE-REC is used
≥ When the colour night view function is used
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
Auto slow shutter
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
Digital cinema colour
≥ When the colour night view function is used
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
Scene mode
≥ When the low light mode is used
≥ When setting the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to
AUTO
≥ When the colour night view function is used
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
MF assist function
≥ When digital zoom (10k or higher) is used
Change of white balance
≥ When digital zoom (10k or higher) is used
≥ When the colour night view function is used
Adjusting the shutter speed, iris/gain
≥ When the colour night view function is used
≥ When the low light mode is used
≥ When the scene mode is used
≥ When the HD hi-speed burst shooting mode is on
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Helpful hints
2
Problem
This unit cannot be
turned on.
This unit does not stay
on long enough.
Battery runs down
quickly.
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Troubleshooting
Check points
≥ Charge the battery using the AC adaptor. (l 14)
≥ The battery protection circuit may have operated. Attach
the battery to the AC adaptor for 5 to 10 seconds. If the unit
still cannot be used, the battery is faulty.
≥ Make sure the LCD monitor is opened.
≥ The battery is affected by ambient temperature. In cold
places, the battery using time becomes shorter.
≥ The battery has a limited life. If the operating time is still too
short even after the battery is fully charged, the battery has
worn out and needs to be replaced.
This unit is turned off
automatically.
≥ If you do not use the unit for approximately 5 minutes, the
power is automatically turned off to conserve battery life. To
resume recording, turn the power back on.
The power will not turn off automatically when the power
save function (l 22) is set to [OFF].
≥ If you connect to a TV compatible with VIERA Link with a
HDMI mini cable and turn off the power on the TV with the
remote control for the TV, the power on this unit also turns
off. If you are not using VIERA Link, set [VIERA Link] to
[OFF]. (l 79)
≥ When this unit is connected to a DVD burner to copy or play
back images (a disc is being accessed), the power turns off
automatically if the Mini AB USB Connection Cable is
removed.
The minute display of the
remaining battery power
indication is not
displayed correctly.
≥ The remaining battery capacity indication is an
approximation.
If you think the remaining battery capacity indication is not
displayed correctly, fully charge the battery, discharge it and
then charge it again. (Even if this operation is performed, it
may not be possible to display the remaining battery
capacity correctly if the battery was used for a long period
of time where the temperature was low or high or if the
battery was repeatedly charged.)
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Problem
This unit cannot be
operated though it is
turned on.
This unit does not
operate normally.
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Check points
≥ The unit cannot be operated if the LCD monitor is not
opened.
≥ Press the RESET button. (l 114) If normal conditions are
not restored yet, remove the battery or AC adaptor, wait
about 1 minute and then reconnect the battery or AC
adaptor. Then about 1 minute later, turn on the power
again. (Conducting the above operation while the SD card
is being accessed may damage the data on the SD card.)
The remote control does
not function.
≥ The button-type battery of the remote control may be run
out. Replace it with a new button-type battery. (l 13)
The remaining time
indication or the elapsed
time indication is not
shown.
≥ If you set [SETUP] > [DISPLAY] > [OFF], all indications
other than warnings and date are not displayed.
Recording does not start
although power is
supplied to this unit and
the SD card is correctly
inserted.
≥ Operate the mode switch to select
.
≥ No recording is possible while the SD card’s write protect
switch is set to LOCK. (l 18)
≥ If there is no more available memory of the SD card, free up
some memory by deleting unnecessary scenes or use a
new SD card. (l 19, 68)
≥ If the SD card cover is open, this unit may not operate
normally. Close the SD card cover.
The unit arbitrarily stops
recording.
≥ Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture
recording. (l 18)
≥ If [AGS] is [ON], record in the normal horizontal position or
set [AGS] to [OFF]. (l 31)
Colour balance of images
is strange when
recording in a place such
as a gymnasium.
≥ In a place with multiple light sources, such as a gymnasium
or a hall, the auto white balance function may not operate
properly. In this case, adjust the white balance setting
manually. (l 57)
Auto focus function does
not work.
≥ Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to AUTO.
≥ If you are trying to record a scene which is hard to bring into
focus in auto focus mode, use the manual focus mode to
adjust the focus. (l 56, 123)
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Problem
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Check points
Recorded still pictures
are not clear.
≥ If you are trying to record small or finely detailed objects
with [PICT.QUALITY] set at [
], the images may break up
into a mosaic-like pattern. Record with [PICT.QUALITY] set
at [
] instead. (l 39)
Some playback images
are skipped
automatically.
≥ The play mode is set to
Change the play mode to
Although this unit is
correctly connected to a
TV, images cannot be
seen.
≥ Please read the operating instructions of your TV and
select the channel that matches the input used for the
connection.
≥ Change the [TV ASPECT] setting to match the aspect ratio
of the TV.
≥ If both HDMI mini cable and component cable are
connected, set the unit to playback mode.
The images are squeezed
horizontally.
(Intelligent scene selection).
(All scenes). (l 63)
Scenes cannot be
deleted.
≥ Protected scenes cannot be deleted. Release the protect
setting. (l 71)
≥ Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are
displayed as
cannot be deleted. If the scenes/still
pictures are unnecessary, format the SD card to erase the
data. (l 73) Please be aware that if an SD card is
formatted then all the data recorded on the SD card is
erased and cannot be recovered. Back up important data
on a PC, DVD disc etc.
≥ If the SD card’s write protect switch is set to LOCK, then
deletion is disabled. (l 18)
The images on the SD
card do not look normal.
≥ The data may be destroyed. It may have been destroyed by
static or electromagnetic waves. Back up important data on
a PC, DVD disc etc. as well.
If the SD card is inserted
in this unit, it is not
recognised.
≥ If the SD card is formatted on a PC, it may not be
recognised by this unit. Use this unit to format SD cards.
(l 73)
If the SD card is inserted
in another device, it is not
recognised.
≥ Check that the device is compatible with the capacity or
type of SD card (SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card)
that you inserted. Refer to the operating instructions of the
device for details.
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Problem
The indication
disappears.
The screen is frozen.
No operation can be
performed.
White round spots like
soap bubbles appear on
the recorded picture.
“PUSH THE RESET
SWITCH.” is displayed.
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Check points
≥ No operation can be performed on this unit when it is
connected to a PC.
≥ Turn off the power to this unit. If the power cannot be turned
off, press the RESET button, or remove the battery or AC
adaptor and then reattach it. Turn on the power again. If
normal operation is still not restored, detach the power
connected, and consult the dealer who you purchased this
unit from.
≥ If you take a picture with the
flash in a dark place or indoors,
white round spots may appear
on the picture caused by the
flash reflecting of particles of
dust in the air. This is not a
malfunction.
A characteristic of this is that the number of round spots
and their position differ in every picture.
≥ The unit has automatically detected an error. Press the
RESET button with the projecting part of the grip belt A.
This will restart the unit.
≥ If you do not press the RESET button, the power to this unit
is turned off automatically about 1 minute later.
≥ Even after you press the RESET button, the indication may
still appear repeatedly. If so, this unit needs repair. Detach
the power connected, and consult the dealer who you
purchased this unit from. Do not attempt to repair the unit
by yourself.
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Problem
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Check points
VIERA Link does not
work.
≥ Connect with a HDMI mini cable (optional). (l 79)
≥ Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] #
[VIERA Link] # [ON] with the cursor button. (l 79)
≥ Depending on HDMI terminal of the TV, the input channel
may not switch automatically. In this case, use the remote
control for the TV to switch input. (For details on how to
switch input, please read the operating instructions for the
TV.)
≥ Check the VIERA Link setting on the connected device.
≥ Turn the power to the unit off and then back on again.
≥ Set [VIERA Link] to [Off] on the TV and then turn it back to
[On]. (Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for
details.)
When connected by the
USB cable, this unit is not
detected by the PC.
≥ Use the AC adaptor when connecting this unit and a PC.
≥ Select another USB terminal on the PC.
≥ Check the operating environment. (l 95)
≥ Turn the power to the unit off and then back on again and
reconnect the USB cable.
When the USB cable is
disconnected, an error
message will appear on
the PC.
≥ To disconnect the USB cable safely, double-click the
(
) icon in the task tray and follow the instructions on the
screen.
The power of the DVD
burner cannot be turned
on.
≥ When the unit is connected to the DVD burner, use the
respective AC adaptors for both this unit and the DVD
burner.
Cannot see the PDF
operating instructions for
HD Writer 2.5E.
≥ You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe
Reader 7.0 or later to read the PDF operating instructions
for HD Writer 2.5E.
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∫ If 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.
* Just how smoothly the scenes will be played back depends on the playback unit. Depending on the
unit used, the images may stop moving and become still for a moment even when none of the
following conditions are applicable.
∫ When the scenes were recorded on different dates
A The image will be still for several seconds wherever the date changes.
B The images are played back smoothly if the scenes were recorded on the same date.
∫ When more than 99 scenes were recorded on the same date
A The image will be still for several seconds when the scene changes every time 99 recorded scenes
have been played back.
B The images of 99 consecutive scenes are played back smoothly.
∫ When scenes lasting under 3 seconds have been recorded
1 3 or more seconds
2 Under 3 seconds
A The image will be still for several seconds after a scene which lasts under 3 seconds.
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∫ When PRE-REC was used for recording
1 Normal recording
2 PRE-REC recording
A The picture momentarily stops at the end of the last scene that was recorded normally before PREREC recording.
∫ When the recording mode was changed from HA/HG/HX to HE or from HE
to HA/HG/HX
A The picture momentarily stops where the scenes switch between HA/HG/HX and HE modes.
B Playback is smooth if the same mode is used or the mode is switched among HA, HG and HX.
∫ When the settings on the 25p digital cinema change
1 [25pDIGITAL CINEMA] is [ON].
2 [25pDIGITAL CINEMA] is [OFF].
A When recording motion pictures after changing settings on the 25p digital cinema, the motion
pictures at the switching points of scenes stop for several seconds.
B Scenes with the same settings can be played back smoothly at the switching points.
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∫ When deleting scenes
∫ Example 1: Deleting scenes midway through a sequence of scenes.
1 Scene to be deleted
A The image will be still for several seconds wherever a scene was deleted.
B The images of consecutive scenes where they are no deletions are played back smoothly one after
another.
∫ Example 2: When recording again after having deleted the last scene.
1
2
A
B
Scene to be deleted
A new scene is recorded here.
The image will be still for several seconds wherever a scene was deleted.
The images of consecutive scenes where they are no deletions are played back smoothly one after
another.
∫ If you connected this unit and the DVD burner, selected scenes and then
copied them to 1 disc.
A
B
A If you select a scene other than the next scene, the picture may momentarily stop at the point
where the scenes switch.
B The point where the scenes switch will be played back smoothly if you select the scenes in order.
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∫ When editing scenes on a PC using a programme such as HD Writer 2.5E
∫ Example 1: When scenes were selected using HD Writer 2.5E and output to the media
B
A
If scenes were dragged and dropped from the scene display area A and output to the media, the
images will be still for several seconds wherever one scene changes to the next.
This stopping of the images for several seconds wherever one scene changes to the next can be
prevented by dragging and dropping the scenes in the Image display area B or by clicking [Copy
between media] button on the Start Menu.
∫ Example 2: When deleting scenes was initiated by HD Writer 2.5E
When a scene is deleted, the images may be still for several seconds where that scene was deleted.
∫ Example 3: When merging scenes was initiated by HD Writer 2.5E
Wherever scenes are merged, the images may be still for several seconds at the merged parts.
∫ Example 4: When edit assist is initiated by HD Writer 2.5E
When edit assist is initiated, the motion pictures at the switching points of the respective scenes or
edited portions may stop for several seconds.
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Cautions for use
About this unit
The unit and the SD card become warm during
use. This is not a malfunction.
Keep the High Definition Video Camera as far
away as possible from electromagnetic
equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs,
video games etc.).
≥ If you use the High Definition Video Camera on
top of or near a TV, the pictures and sound on
the High Definition Video Camera may be
disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
≥ Do not use the High Definition Video Camera
near cell phones because doing so may result
in noise adversely affecting the pictures and
sound.
≥ Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures
may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields
created by speakers or large motors.
≥ Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by
microprocessors may adversely affect the High
Definition Video Camera, disturbing the
pictures and sound.
≥ If the High Definition Video Camera is
adversely affected by electromagnetic
equipment and stops functioning properly, turn
the High Definition Video Camera off and
remove the battery or disconnect AC adaptor.
Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC
adaptor and turn the High Definition Video
Camera on.
Do not use the High Definition Video Camera
near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
≥ If you record near radio transmitters or
high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and
sound may be adversely affected.
Make sure to use the supplied cords and
cables. If you use optional accessories, use
the cords and the cables supplied with them.
Do not extend the cords and the cables.
Do not spray insecticides or volatile
chemicals onto the unit.
≥ If the unit is sprayed with such chemicals, its
body may be marred and the surface finish
may peel off.
≥ Do not leave rubber or plastic products in
contact with the unit for a long time.
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When you use the unit in a sandy or dusty
place such as a beach, do not let sand or fine
dust get into the body and terminals of the
unit.
Also, keep the unit away from sea water.
≥ Sand or dust may damage the unit. (Care
should be taken when inserting and removing
a card.)
≥ If sea water splashes onto the unit, wipe off the
water with a well wrung cloth. Then wipe the
unit again with a dry cloth.
When carrying the unit, do not drop or bump
it.
≥ A strong impact can break the unit’s casing,
causing it to malfunction.
Cleaning
≥ Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull the
AC cable from the AC outlet, and then wipe the
unit with a soft, dry cloth.
≥ If the unit is very dirty, dip a cloth in water and
squeeze firmly, and then wipe the unit with the
damp cloth. Next, dry the unit with a dry cloth.
≥ Use of benzine, paint thinner, alcohol, or
dishwashing liquid may alter the camera body
or peel the surface finish. Do not use these
solvents.
≥ When using a chemical dust cloth, follow the
instructions that came with the cloth.
Do not use the unit for surveillance purposes
or other business uses.
≥ This unit was designed for consumer
intermittent use. It was not intended for
continuous use, or for any industrial or
commercial application resulting in prolonged
use.
≥ In certain situations, continuous use could
cause the unit to overheat and cause a
malfunction. Such use is strongly discouraged.
When you are not going to use the unit for an
extended time
≥ When storing the unit in a cupboard or cabinet,
it is recommended that you place a desiccant
(silica gel) in with it.
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About the battery
The battery used in this unit is a rechargeable
lithium-ion battery. It is susceptible to humidity
and temperature and the effect increases the
more the temperature rises or falls. In cold areas,
the full charge indication may not appear or the
low battery indication may appear about
5 minutes after starting use. At high
temperatures, the protection function may be
triggered, making it impossible to use the unit.
Be sure to detach the battery after use.
≥ If the battery is left attached, a minute amount
of current continues to flow even if the unit’s
power is off. Keeping the unit in this state may
result in over discharge of the battery. This
may result in you not being able to use the
battery even after it is charged.
≥ The battery should be stored in the vinyl bag
so metal does not come into contact with the
terminals.
≥ The battery should be stored in a cool place
free from humidity, with as constant
temperature as possible. (Recommended
temperature: 15 °C to 25 °C, Recommended
humidity: 40% to 60%)
≥ Extremely high temperatures or low
temperatures will shorten the life of the battery.
≥ If the battery is kept in high-temperature, highhumidity, or oily-smoky places, the terminals
may rust and cause malfunctions.
≥ To store the battery for a long period of time,
we recommend you charge it once every year
and store it again after you have completely
used up the charged capacity.
≥ Dust and other matter attached to the battery
terminals should be removed.
Prepare spare batteries when going out for
recording.
≥ Prepare batteries appropriate to 3 to 4 times
the period you are planning to record for. Cold
places such as a ski resort can shorten the
period which you can record for.
If you drop the battery accidentally, check to
see if the terminals are damaged.
≥ Attaching a battery with damaged terminals
can damage the unit or AC adaptor.
Do not throw old battery into fire.
≥ Heating a battery or throwing it into a fire may
result in an explosion.
If the operating time is very short even after
the battery has been recharged, the battery
has worn out. Please purchase a new battery.
About the AC adaptor
≥ If the temperature of the battery is extremely
high or extremely low, charging may take time
or the battery may not be charged.
≥ If the charging lamp keeps flashing, make sure
that the terminals of the battery or the AC
adaptor are not exposed to dirt, foreign objects
or dust, then reconnect them properly.
Disconnect the AC cable from the AC outlet
when you remove dirt, foreign objects or dust
on the terminals of the battery or the AC
adaptor.
If the charging lamp is still flashing, the
temperature of the battery may be extremely
high or extremely low or something may be
wrong with the battery or AC adaptor. Contact
your dealer.
≥ If you use the AC adaptor near a radio, radio
reception may be disturbed. Keep the AC
adaptor 1 m or more away from the radio.
≥ When using the AC adaptor, it may generate
whirring sounds. However, this is normal.
≥ After use, be sure to disconnect the AC
adaptor. (If it is left connected, a minute
amount of current is consumed.)
≥ Always keep the electrodes of the AC adaptor
and battery clean.
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LCD monitor
≥ When the LCD monitor gets dirty, wipe it with a
dry soft cloth.
≥ In a place with drastic temperature changes,
condensation may form on the LCD monitor.
Wipe it with soft dry cloth.
≥ When the unit has become very cold, for
example due to storage in a cold area, its LCD
monitor will be slightly darker than usual
immediately after the power is turned on. The
normal brightness will be restored when the
unit’s internal temperature rises.
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the LCD Monitor screen
featuring a total of approximately 300,000
pixels. The result is more than 99.99%
effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of the
pixels inactive or always lit. However, this is
not a malfunction and does not affect the
recorded picture.
About condensation
When condensation forms on the unit, the lens
will cloud up and the unit may not work properly.
Make every effort to ensure that condensation
does not form. If it does form, take the actions
described below.
Causes of condensation
Condensation takes place when the ambient
temperature or humidity is changed as
follows.
≥ When this unit is brought inside from the cold
(e.g. a ski slope) to a warm room.
≥ When this unit is moved from an
air-conditioned car to outside.
≥ When a cold room has been warmed up
quickly.
≥ When cool wind from an air conditioner is
directly blown onto this unit.
≥ After summer afternoon showers of rain.
≥ When this unit is in a very humid place where
the air is thick with steam. (e.g. a heated
swimming pool)
Helpful hint
If, for example, you have used this unit for
recording on a ski slope and are taking it into a
heated room, place the unit inside a plastic bag,
remove as much of the air from inside the bag as
possible, then seal the bag. Leave the unit for
about an hour in the room so the temperature of
the unit is close to the ambient temperature of
the room, then use it.
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Explanation of terms
Automatic white balance
White balance adjustment recognises the colour
of light and adjusts so the white colour will
become a purer white. The unit determines the
hue of light that comes through the lens, thereby
judging the recording condition, and selects the
closest hue setting.
This is called automatic white balance
adjustment.
However, since the unit only stores white colour
information under several light sources,
automatic white balance adjustment does not
function normally under other light sources.
2)
10 000K
9 000K
8 000K
7 000K
3)
4)
6 000K
5)
5 000K
6)
1)
4 000K
White balance adjustment
White balance adjustment determines the white
colour under different light sources. By
recognising which is the white colour under
sunlight and which is the white colour under a
fluorescent light, the unit can adjust the balance
among the other colours.
Since the white colour is the reference for all the
colours, the unit can record pictures in a natural
hue if it can recognise the reference colour white.
7)
3 000K
8)
2 000K
Outside of the effective range of automatic white
balance adjustment, the image will become
reddish or bluish. Even within the effective range
of automatic white balance adjustment, the
automatic white balance adjustment may not
function properly if there is more than one light
source. For light outside the functional automatic
white balance adjustment range, use the manual
white balance adjustment mode.
9)
10)
1 000K
The illustration above shows the range over
which the auto white balance functions.
1) The effective range of automatic white
balance adjustment on this unit
2) Blue sky
3) Cloudy sky (rain)
4) TV screen
5) Sunlight
6) White fluorescent lamp
7) Halogen light bulb
8) Incandescent light bulb
9) Sunrise or sunset
10) Candlelight
Auto focus
The lens is moved forward or backward
automatically to bring the subject into focus.
Auto focus has the following characteristics.
≥ Adjusts so that the vertical lines of a
subject are seen more clearly.
≥ Attempts to bring an object with higher
contrast into focus.
≥ Focuses on the screen centre only.
Due to these characteristics, auto focus does not
work correctly in the following situations. Record
pictures in the manual focus mode.
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Recording distant and close-up objects at the
same time
Since the unit focuses on whatever is at the
centre of the screen, it is difficult to bring the
background into focus when close-up objects are
placed in focus. When recording people with
distant mountains in the background, you cannot
focus on both the subject which is close-up and
the objects which are in the distance.
Recording a subject behind dirty or dusty
window
The subject behind the window will not be
focused because the focus is on the dirty
window.
Similarly, when recording something on the
opposite side of a road with heavy traffic, a
vehicle that happens to pass by may be brought
into focus.
Recording a subject that is surrounded by
objects with glossy surfaces or by highly
reflective objects
Since whatever is shiny or glistens is brought into
focus, it is hard to focus on the subject to be
recorded. The focus may become blurry when
recording subjects at the seashore, in night
views or in scenes involving fireworks or special
lights.
Recording a subject in dark surroundings
The unit cannot focus correctly because the light
information that comes through the lens
decreases considerably.
Recording a fast-moving subject
As the focus lens-inside moves mechanically, it
cannot keep up with a fast-moving subject.
When, for example, recording a sports event with
fast moving subjects, the focus may lose its
sharpness.
Recording a subject with little contrast
It is easy to bring subjects with a sharp contrast
or vertical lines or stripes into focus. This means
that a subject with little contrast, such as a white
wall, may become blurry because the unit
achieves focus based upon the vertical lines of
an image.
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Specifications
High Definition Video Camera
Information for your safety
Power source:
Power consumption:
DC 9.3 V (When using AC adaptor)
DC 7.2 V (When using battery)
Recording: 5.8 W
Signal system
1080/50i
Recording format
AVCHD format compliant
Image sensor
1/6z 3CCD image sensor
Total: 560 Kk3
Effective pixels:
Motion picture: 520 Kk3
Still picture: 520 Kk3
Lens
Auto Iris, F1.8 to F2.8
Focal length:
3.0 mm to 30.0 mm
Macro (Full range AF)
Filter diameter
37 mm
Zoom
10k optical zoom, 25k/700k digital zoom
Monitor
2.7z wide LCD monitor (approx. 300 K pixels)
Microphone
5.1 channel surround microphone (with a zoom microphone/focus
microphone function)
Speaker
1 round speaker ‰ 20 mm
White balance
adjustment
Auto tracking white balance system
Standard illumination
1,400 lx
Minimum required
illumination
Approx. 5 lx (1/25 in low light mode)
Approx. 1 lx with the colour night view function
A/V terminal video output
level
1.0 Vp-p, 75 h, PAL system
Component terminal
video output level
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 h
Pb: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h
Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h
HDMI mini connector
video output level
HDMI™ (x.v.Colour™) 1125i (1080i)/625p (576p)
A/V terminal audio output
level (Line)
316 mV, 600 h, 2 ch
HDMI mini connector
audio output
5.1 ch (AC3)/2 ch (Linear PCM)
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USB
Card reader function (No copyright protection support)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), USB terminal Type Mini AB
PictBridge-compliant
Flash
Available range: Approx. 1.0 m to 2.5 m
Dimensions
65 mm (W)k67 mm (H)k126 mm (D)
(excluding projecting parts)
Mass
Approx. 275 g
(without supplied battery and an SD card*)
Mass in operation
Approx. 337 g
(with supplied battery and an SD card*)
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
Operating humidity
10% to 80%
Battery operation time
See page 16
* SD card is supplied only for HDC-SD9D.
Motion pictures
Recording media
SD Memory Card:
1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12 and FAT16 system compliant)
SDHC Memory Card:
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB (FAT32 system compliant)
Compression
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording mode and
transfer rate
HA: Approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
HG: Approx. 13 Mbps (VBR)
HX: Approx. 9 Mbps (VBR)
HE: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
Refer to page 34 for the recordable time.
Picture size
HA/HG: 1920k1080/50i, 1920k1080/25p
HX: 1920k1080/50i
HE: 1440k1080/50i
Audio compression
Dolby Digital (Dolby AC3)/5.1 ch
Still pictures
Recording media
SD Memory Card:
8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB
(FAT12 and FAT16 system corresponding)
SDHC Memory Card:
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB (FAT32 system corresponding)
Compression
JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2
standard), DPOF corresponding
Picture size
1920k1080
Refer to page 39 for the number of recordable pictures.
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AC adaptor
Information for your safety
Power source:
Power consumption:
DC output:
AC 110 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
19 W
DC 9.3 V, 1.2 A (Unit operation)
DC 8.4 V, 0.65 A (Battery charging)
Dimensions
92 mm (W)k33 mm (H)k61 mm (D)
Mass
Approx. 115 g
Specifications may change without prior notice.
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