JVC Camcorder GY-HM150U User's Manual

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HD MEMORY CARD CAMERA RECORDER
GY-HM150U
GY-HM150E
INSTRUCTIONS
* The illustration shows the GY-HM150U/GY-HM150E with the supplied microphone attached.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the body.
Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
GY-HM150U
Serial No.
Please read the following before getting started:
Thank you for purchasing this JVC product.
Before operating this unit, please read the instructions
carefully to ensure the best possible performance.
In this manual, each model number is described without the last letter
(U/E) which means the shipping destination. (U: for USA and Canada,
E: for Europe)
Only “U”models (GY-HM150U) have been evaluated by UL.
LST1229-001A
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Introduction
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
Safety Precautions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
10. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
11. Use only with the cart,
stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by
the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used,
use caution when
moving the cart/
apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
12. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
13. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
NOTES:
• The rating plate and safety caution are on the
bottom and/or the back of the main unit.
• The serial number plate is on the battery pack
mount.
• The rating information and safety caution of the
AC adapter are on its upper and lower sides.
Caution on Replaceable lithium battery
The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C
or incinerate.
Replace battery with Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony or
Maxell CR2025.
Danger of explosion or Risk of fire if the battery is
incorrectly replaced.
• Dispose of used battery promptly.
• Keep away from children.
• Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
For USA-California Only
This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium
Battery which contains Perchlorate Material
– special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
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When the equipment is installed in a cabinet or on
a shelf, make sure that it has sufficient space on all
sides to allow for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16") or
more on both sides, on top and at the rear).
Do not block the ventilation holes.
(If the ventilation holes are blocked by a
newspaper, or cloth etc. the heat may not be able
to get out.)
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
When discarding batteries, environmental
problems must be considered and the local rules or
laws governing the disposal of these batteries must
be followed strictly.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing.
Do not use this equipment in a bathroom or places
with water.
Also do not place any containers filled with water
or liquids (such as cosmetics or medicines, flower
vases, potted plants, cups etc.) on top of this unit.
(If water or liquid is allowed to enter this
equipment, fire or electric shock may be caused.)
Do not point the lens directly into the sun. This
can cause eye injuries, as well as lead to the
malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is also a
risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION!
The following notes concern possible physical
damage to the camera and to the user.
Carrying or holding the camera by the LCD monitor
can result in dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces. It
could tip over, causing serious damage to the camera.
CAUTION!
Connecting cables (Audio/Video, etc.) to the
camera and leaving it on top of the TV is not
recommended, as tripping on the cables will cause
the camera to fall, resulting in damage.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number : GY-HM150U
Trade Name : JVC
Responsible party : JVC AMERICAS CORP.
Address : 1700 Valley Road Wayne, N. J. 07470
Telephone Number : 973-317-5000
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not approved by
JVC could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. This equipment has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures: Reorient or relocate
the receiving antenna. Increase the separation
between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
CAUTION:
The mains plug shall remain readily operable.
WARNING:
The battery pack, the camera with battery installed,
and the remote control with battery installed should
not be exposed to excessive heat such as direct
sunshine, fire or the like.
AC adapter
When using the AC adapter in areas other than
the USA
The provided AC adapter features automatic voltage
selection in the AC range from 110 V to 240 V.
USING HOUSEHOLD AC PLUG ADAPTER
In case of connecting the unit’s power cord to
an AC wall outlet other than American National
Standard C73 series type use an AC plug adapter,
called a “Siemens Plug”, as shown.
For this AC plug adapter, consult your nearest
JVC dealer.
Plug Adapter
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Introduction
Safety Precautions
(continued)
IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.)
Connection to the mains supply in the United Kingdom.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment.
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your
home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then
obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or
consult your dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical approved
type, as originally fitted, and to replace the fuse cover.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off be sure to remove
the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid
possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the
mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then
follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger
Terminal coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue to N (Neutral) or Black
Brown to L (Live) or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the terminal
identifications of your plug, connect as follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured black.
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured Red.
If in doubt — consult a competent electrician.
CAUTIONS:
• To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No serviceable
•
parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
When you are not using the AC adapter for a long period
of time, it is recommended that you disconnect the
power cord from AC outlet.
Information for Users on Disposal of Old Equipment
and Batteries
Battery
Products
[European Union]
Notice:
The sign Pb below the symbol
for batteries indicates that this
battery contains lead.
These symbols indicate that the electrical and electronic
equipment and the battery with this symbol should not be
disposed of as general household waste at its end-of-life.
Instead, the products should be handed over to the
applicable collection points for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment as well as batteries for proper
treatment, recovery and recycling in accordance with your
national legislation and the Directive 2002/96/EC and
2006/66/EC.
By disposing of these products correctly, you will help to
conserve natural resources and will help to prevent potential
negative effects on the environment and human health
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of these products.
For more information about collection points and recycling of
these products, please contact your local municipal office,
your household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this
waste, in accordance with national legislation.
(Business users)
If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web
page http://www.jvc.eu to obtain information about the
take-back of the product.
[Other Countries outside the European Union]
These symbols are only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to dispose of these items, please do so in
accordance with applicable national legislation or other
rules in your country for the treatment of old electrical and
electronic equipment and batteries.
CAUTION:
To avoid electric shock
or damage to the unit,
first firmly insert the
small end of the power
cord into the AC Adapter
until it is no longer
wobbly, and then plug the larger end of the power cord
into an AC outlet.
Dear Customer,
This apparatus is in conformance with the valid European
directives and standards regarding electromagnetic
compatibility and electrical safety.
European representative of JVC KENWOOD Corporation
is:
JVC Technical Services Europe GmbH
Postfach 10 05 04
61145 Friedberg
Germany
Sehr geehrter Kunde, sehr geehrte Kundin,
dieses Gerät stimmt mit den gültigen europäischen
Richtlinien und Normen bezüglich elektromagnetischer
Verträglichkeit und elektrischer Sicherheit überein.
Die europäische Vertretung für die JVC KENWOOD
Corporation ist:
JVC Technical Services Europe GmbH
Postfach 10 05 04
61145 Friedberg
Deutschland
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SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE
USE OF EQUIPMENT
This equipment has been designed and manufactured
to meet international safety standards but, like any
electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to
obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt
to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the
mains plug, extension leads and interconnections between
pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions. Switch off and withdraw
the mains plug when making or changing connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about
the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in
any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged
in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and
consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose
dangerous voltages.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is
unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed
for unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch
off using the switch on the equipment and make sure that
your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements
may need to be made for infirm or handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios
so that you are distracted from the requirements of road
safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such
use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for
example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating
will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with
wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit
the manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the
fixings provided according to the instructions.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to
rain or moisture.
ABOVE ALL
• NEVER let anyone especially children push
anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the
case — this could result in a fatal electrical shock;
NEVER
guess or take chances with electrical equipment
•
of any kind — it is better to be safe than sorry!
Remember that this camcorder is intended for
private consumer use only.
Any commercial use without proper permission
is prohibited. (Even if you record an event such
as a show, performance or exhibition for personal
enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you
obtain permission beforehand.)
Trademarks
• HDMI,the HDMI logo,
and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC in the United States and other
countries.
• We recommend using the Category 2 HDMI cable
(High Speed cable) for viewing in higher image quality.
• QuickTime and Final Cut Pro are trademarks of
Apple Inc.
• Other product and company names included in
this instruction manual are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Introduction
Contents
Introduction
Precautions for Proper Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Attaching the Audio Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Names of Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Names of Remote Control Parts and Functions . . . . . . . . 14
Preparations
Settings and Adjustments Before Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adjusting the Grip Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Setting up the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Attaching an External Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Attaching the Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Removing the Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Lens Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setting the Clock (Initial Setting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Assigning Functions to the [USER] Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Tally Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
SDHC/SDXC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Inserting an SDHC/SDXC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Estimated Recordable Time of SDHC/SDXC Cards . . . . 20
Write-Protect Switch on the SDHC/SDXC Card . . . . . 21
Formatting (Initializing) SDHC/SDXC Cards . . . . . . . . 21
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Viewing the Viewfinder/LCD Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Displays on the viewfinder/LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Auto White Display (Camera Mode Only) . . . . . . . . . . 24
Menu Setting Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Alarm Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Zebra Pattern Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Shooting
Selecting a Shooting Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Selecting the Full Auto/Manual Shooting Mode . . . . . .25
Selecting a Focusing Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Selecting System Definition, File Format and
Video Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Selecting the Aspect Ratio of SD Videos . . . . . . . . . . .26
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Viewing Recorded Videos Immediately (Clip Review) . . . .28
Zoom Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Adjusting the Focus Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Using the Focus Assist Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Shooting Different Scenes and Conditions (Program AE) . . .30
Enabling Lolux Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Using the Built-in ND Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Adjusting the Exposure Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Using the Tele Macro Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Displaying the Zebra Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Displaying the Zebra Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Specifying the Luminance Level Range for
Displaying Zebra Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Adjusting the White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Adjusting Automatic White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Using the Full Auto White Balance (FAW) Function . . .34
Adjusting White Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Adjusting Manual Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Adjusting the Shutter Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Adjusting the Aperture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Setting the Photometry Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Displaying the Color Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Adjusting the Camera Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Using the Image Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Audio Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Setting the Reference Audio Recording Level . . . . . . .38
Using the Built-in Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Using an External Microphone Connected to the
[INPUT1/INPUT2] Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Reducing Wind Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Monitoring Audio Sound Using a Headphone . . . . . . . . . .39
Time Code Recording Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Displaying the Time Code/User’s Bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Recording the Time Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Presetting the Time Code/User’s Bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Presetting the user’s bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Protecting Important Scenes (OK Mark Function) . . . . . . .41
Splitting the Clips Freely (Clip Cutter Trig) . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Dual Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Backup Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Special Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Pre Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Clip Continuous Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Frame Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Interval Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
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Playback
Camera Features
Playing Back Recorded Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Playing Back Videos from the Thumbnail Screen . . . . 48
Thumbnail Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Thumbnail Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Deleting Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Appending and Deleting OK Marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Marker and Safety Zone Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Configuring Setup Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Saving a Setup File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Loading a Setup File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Managing/Editing Clips on a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
When your PC cannot recognize
the SDXC card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Viewing Images on a Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Wired Remote Control Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Restoring the SDHC/SDXC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Restoring the SDHC/SDXC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Clips Recorded to SDHC/SDXC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Folders in the SDHC/SDXC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Clip (Recorded Data) and Clip Name . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Recorded Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Menu Display and Detailed Settings
Basic Operations in Menu Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Display and Description of the Menu Screen . . . . . . . . 58
Text Input with Software Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Menu Screen Hierarchical Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Main Menu Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Record Set Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Record Format Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Rec Mode Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Slot Mode Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Clip Set Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Audio Set Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Camera Function Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Switch Set Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Camera Process Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
TC/UB Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
LCD/VF Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Shooting Assist Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Marker Setting Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Status Display Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
A/V Out Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Others Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Media Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Setup File Manage Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Adding/Editing Frequently Used Menu Items
(Favorites Menu) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Adding Menu Items to Favorites Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Editing Favorites Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Status Screen
Status Screen in Camera Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Status Screen in Media Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Others
Error Displays and Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Tally Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
How to use this manual
Symbols used
Note
: Describes precautions concerning the
operation of this product.
Memo
: Describes reference information, such as
functions and usage restrictions of this
product.
A
: Indicates the reference page numbers and
reference items.
Content of this manual
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Introduction
Main Features
This camera recorder enables recording of HD/SD format
images to an SDHC/SDXC card, and also playback of these
images.
New Features [Dual Rec/Backup Rec]
This recorder is equipped with two card slots, a new [Dual
Rec] feature that enables simultaneous recording to both
SDHC/SDXC cards, and another new [Backup Rec] feature
that enables starting/stopping of recording to the two SDHC/
SDXC cards separately.
Backup recording can be performed without any other
equipment.
* Dual Rec: When [Slot Mode] is set to ADualB
( A Page 42, 64 )
* Backup Rec: When [Slot Mode] is set to ABackupB
( A Page 43, 64 )
New Special Recording Features [Pre Rec/
Frame Rec/Interval Rec]
This recorder is equipped with three special recording
features - [Pre Rec] that enables up to 5 seconds before the
actual recording to be recorded, [Frame Rec] that enables
the specified number of frames to be recorded freely, and
[Interval Rec] that enables the specified number of frames to
be recorded intermittently.
Long-duration Recording using Dual
Media Slots
By loading two SDHC/SDXC cards to the recorder, you can
perform continuous recording or long-duration recording by
recording to the two cards in sequence.
* When [Slot Mode] is set to ASeriesB (A Page 64)
SD (Standard Definition) Recording
Supports DV compression of SD images and recording in the
QuickTime or AVI file format.
The use of a wide array of non-linear editing software is also
supported, which helps to ease production of SD videos,
such as DVDs.
Recording in QuickTime (MOV) File Format
Recording can be made in QuickTime (MOV) file format of
Final Cut Pro, a video editing software from Apple Inc.
You can edit the recorded clips directly with Final Cut Pro.
Recording in MP4 File Format
This camera supports recording in the MP4 file format for
NLE systems on Windows, which can be utilized in a wide
range of non-linear editing environments.
Recording on SDHC/SDXC Cards (Class 6/10)
The absence of mechanisms with the use of SDHC/SDXC cards
(Class 6/10) as recording media brings about increased
operation reliability. In addition, the improved compatibility with
PCs enables high-speed data transfer to NLE as well as
reduction of operating costs.
Supports 60 Hz/50 Hz HD Signals
Focus Assist Function
Enables easy and accurate focusing during shooting.
Wide Variety of User Buttons Added
Enables you to switch camera settings instantly to suit the
shooting conditions.
Time Code Reader/Generator
The built-in time code reader/generator can be used to
record and play back the time code and user’s bit.
Built-in Viewfinder and Color LCD Monitor
Displays the status screens, menu screens for settings, and
alarm indications, in addition to the camera image and
playback image.
Built-in Monitor Speaker for Audio Checking
Clip Review Function for Convenient
Recording Review
Camera designed with 3-CCD System for
High-quality Picture
Zebra Pattern Video Level Indication
Full Auto Shooting Mode
Eliminates the need for troublesome switch operations by
automatically providing a wide range of compatibility with
shooting conditions that change as you move between
indoors and outdoors or between bright and dark locations.
Image Stabilizer Feature
Reduces blurring of images due to camera shake.
ND Filter Provided
Program AE Function
Enables selection of shooting conditions according to the
scenes of your preference.
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White Balance Adjustment Feature
Enables white balance to be adjusted automatically or
manually.
Built-in Color Bars (Multi-format Color
Bars)
Slow Shutter
Makes it possible to brightly shoot video of dark subjects with
little motion by accumulating the images.
Two Audio Input Terminals
This camera recorder comes with two XLR terminals, which
can be used as audio input terminals for the built-in or
external microphone.
Three Video Output Terminals
This camera recorder comes with an HDMI terminal, a
component terminal, and an A/V OUT (video/audio output)
terminal, which support a wide variety of TV monitor types.
Supports Wired Remote Control
Connection to PCs via USB Port
Files stored on an SDHC/SDXC card can be retrieved to a
PC.
Saving and Loading of Setting Files
The current menu and camera recorder settings can be
saved to an SDHC/SDXC card (Up to eight files). In addition,
settings files stored on the SDHC/SDXC card can also be
loaded onto the camera recorder according to the shooting
scene to reproduce the most suitable settings.
Application Software Provided
The [JVC ProHD Clip Manager] application software is
provided for you to copy recorded clips to Windows or
Macintosh PCs and for checking the video images, etc.
(For MP4 file format)
The CD-ROM provided with this camera recorder
comes with [JVC ProHD Clip Manager] and other
application software as well as their user guides.
* For details, refer to the user guides for each application
software.
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Introduction
Precautions for Proper Use
Transportation
Do not drop or hit this unit against a hard object when
transporting.
Power Saving
Storage and Usage Locations
Allowable ambient temperature and humidity
Be sure to use this unit within the allowable temperature range of
0 f to 40 f and a relative humidity of 30 % to 80 %. Using this
unit at a temperature or humidity outside the allowable ranges could
result not only in malfunction but also serious impact on the CCD
elements as small white spots may be generated. Please exercise
care during use.
Strong electromagnetic waves or magnetism
Noise may appear in the picture or audio and/or the colors may be
incorrect if this unit is used near a radio or television transmitting
antenna, in places where strong magnetic fields are generated by
transformers, motors, etc., or near devices emitting radio waves,
such as transceivers or cellular phones.
Use of wireless microphone near this unit
When a wireless microphone or wireless microphone tuner is used
near this unit during recording, the tuner could pick up noise.
Avoid using or placing this unit in the following places.
• Places subject to extreme heat or cold
• Places with excessive dirt or dust
• Places with high humidity or moisture
• Places subject to smoke or vapor such as near a
cooking stove
• Places subject to strong vibrations or unstable surfaces
• In a parked car under direct sunlight or near a heater for
long hours.
Do not place this unit at places that are subject to
radiation or X-rays, or where corrosive gases occur.
Protect this unit from being splashed with water.
(Especially when shooting in the rain)
When this unit is not in use, be sure to turn off the power
in order to reduce power consumption.
Maintenance
Turn off the power before performing any maintenance.
Wipe the external cabinet of the unit with a soft cloth. Do not
wipe the body with benzene or thinner. Doing so may cause the
surface to melt or turn cloudy. When it is extremely dirty, soak the
cloth in a solution of neutral detergent, wipe the body with it, and
then use a clean cloth to remove the detergent.
Rechargeable Battery
Be sure to use only the specified batteries.
We do not guarantee the safety and performance of this
device if an unspecified battery is used.
The battery is not charged when purchased.
When using the battery in a low temperature environment
(10 f or below), the operating time may be shortened, or it
may not function properly. When using the device outdoors in
the winter weather, warm the battery, such as by placing it in
the pocket, before attaching it.
Do not expose the battery to excessive heat, such as
direct sunlight or fire.
If the battery is not to be used for a long time,
A use up the charge completely and detach it from the camera
to prevent deterioration.
(Wait for the battery to run out by itself such as through
continuous shooting or playback.)
Protect this unit from getting wet when shooting on a
beach. In addition, salt and sand may adhere to the body. Be
sure to clean the unit after use.
B Charge the battery once every half a year, and store it
Protect this unit against penetration of dust when using it
in a place subject to sandy dust.
Attach the battery cap after removing the battery, and
store it in a dry place between 15 f to 25 f.
again after using up the charge.
Do not expose this device and the remote control to
excessive heat, such as direct sunlight or fire. The built-in
battery may explode if it gets heated up.
Do not leave the card slot cover open for a long period of
time. Dirt entering the interior of the slot may cause it to
malfunction.
Battery
Battery Cap
ATTENTION:
The product you have purchased is powered by
a rechargeable battery that is recyclable.
Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information
on how to recycle this battery.
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SDHC/SDXC Cards
This camera recorder saves the recorded images and
audio sound on the SDHC/SDXC card (sold separately) in
the card slot.
Use an SDHC/SDXC card (4 GB to 128 GB) with Class 6
or higher performance and formatted using this camera
recorder.
* Using cards other than those from Panasonic, TOSHIBA or
SanDisk may result in recording failure or data loss.
If the SDHC/SDXC card contains files recorded by
devices other than this camera recorder or files that are
saved from a PC, the recordable time may be shorter or data
may not be properly recorded. In addition, the remaining
space on the card may not increase even when files are
deleted using a PC.
If you format (initialize) the SDHC/SDXC card, all data
recorded on the card, including video data and setup files,
will be deleted.
If you want to wipe out all information by completely
erasing the data, we recommend either using commercially
available software that is specially designed for that purpose,
or by physically destroying the SDHC/SDXC card with a
hammer, etc. When formatting or erasing data using the
camera recorder, only the file administration information is
changed. The data is not completely erased from the SDHC/
SDXC card.
Some commercially available SDHC/SDXC cards may be
harder to be removed from this unit. Remove them by
hooking onto the groove on the cards.
● It will be easier to remove the cards after serveral times.
● Do not stick any stickers on the cards.
Handling of SDHC/SDXC Cards
The access lamp and status indicator blink in green when
data on the SDHC/SDXC card is being accessed. Do not
remove the SDHC/SDXC card during data access (such as
recording, playback, or formatting). Do not turn off the power
or remove the battery and AC adapter during access either.
Do not use or store the SDHC/SDXC card in a place that
is subject to static electricity or electrical noise.
Groove
The SDHC/SDXC card may pop out when it is being
removed. Be careful not to lose the card.
Do not place the SDHC/SDXC card near locations that
are exposed to strong magnetic fields or radio waves.
Inserting the SDHC/SDXC card incorrectly may result in
damage of this unit or the SDHC/SDXC card.
We are not liable for any accidental loss of data stored on
the SDHC/SDXC card. Please back up any important data.
Make use of the SDHC/SDXC card within the prescribed
conditions of use.
Do not use it at the following locations.
Places that are subject to direct sunlight, high humidity or
corrosion, places near thermal equipment, sandy or dusty
places, or in a car under the sun with the doors and windows
closed.
Do not bend or drop the SDHC/SDXC card, or subject it to
strong impact or vibration.
Do not splash the SDHC/SDXC card with water.
Do not dismantle or modify the SDHC/SDXC card.
Do not touch the terminals with your hands or with a metal
object.
Do not allow dust, dirt, water, or foreign objects to adhere
to the terminals.
Do not remove the labels or stick other labels or stickers
on the SDHC/SDXC cards.
Do not use pencils or ballpoint pens to write on the SDHC/
SDXC cards. Always use oil-based pens.
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Introduction
Precautions for Proper Use
(continued)
Others
Do not insert objects other than the memory card into the
card slot.
Characteristic CCD Phenomena
Smear and blooming
Due to the physical structure of CCDs, vertical streaking
(called “smear”) may occur when shooting an extremely
bright light source or expansion of light (called “blooming”)
may appear around it. Although the CCD employed in this
unit produces very little smear or blooming, these
phenomena may still occur when shooting a bright light
source.
Do not turn off the power or remove the power cable
during recording or playback.
Smear
Vertical pale streaking appearing at
high luminous object
The camera recorder may not show stable pictures for a
few seconds immediately after the power is turned on, but
this is not a malfunction.
High luminous object (such as light
bulbs, sun)
Do not drop this unit or subject it to strong impact or
vibration as it is a precision equipment.
Optical performance of lens
Due to the optical performance of the lens, color divergence
phenomena (magnification chromatic aberration) may occur
at the periphery of the image. This is not a camera
malfunction.
Noise may appear in the image when switching modes.
If placed on its side, heat release efficiency will
deteriorate.
Use the supplied AC adapter as the power supply. Do not
use the supplied AC adapter on other devices.
When the connectors that come with connector covers are
not in use, put on the covers to prevent damage to the
connectors.
LCD Monitor and Viewfinder
The LCD monitor and viewfinder screens are
manufactured using high-precision technology. Black spots
may appear on the LCD monitor and viewfinder screens, or
red, blue, and/or white spots may not disappear. However,
this is not a malfunction and these spots are not recorded on
the SDHC/SDXC card.
If you use this unit continuously for a long period of time,
the characters displayed in the viewfinder may temporarily
remain on the screen. This is not recorded on the SDHC/
SDXC card. They will not appear after you turn the power off
and then on again.
If you use this unit in a cold place, the images may appear
to lag on the screen, but this is not a malfunction. Retained
images are not recorded on the SDHC/SDXC card.
Do not press against the surface with force or subject it to
strong impact. Doing so may damage or break the screens.
Due to the characteristic of the viewfinder display device,
colors may appear on the images when you blink your eyes.
This is not a malfunction. It does not affect the recorded
images, HDMI output, or component output.
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Monitor Screen
Blooming
Blurring in highlight
Moire or aliasing
Stripes, lines or other fine patterns may appear jagged when
they are shot.
White dots
High temperatures can cause CCD sensor pixels to produce
white dots in the image. This is especially prominent when
boosting the sensitivity.
This is a characteristic of the charged-coupled device (CCD).
As far as possible, use this unit under conditions where the
temperature of this unit does not increase.
Characteristic Lens Phenomena
When shooting an extremely bright light source, ghosting
may occur. This is a characteristic of the lens and not a
malfunction.
Copyright
Any recordings made on this camera recorder that are
played back for profit or public preview may infringe on the
rights of the owner of the recordings.
Do not use the recordings for purpose other than personal
enjoyment without prior consent from the owner.
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Accessories
Attaching the Audio Unit
The audio unit (with handle) is not attached to the camera
recorder unit when purchased.
Attach the audio unit according to the following procedure.
This camera recorder comes bundled with the following
accessories.
AC Adapter
AP-V20M
Battery
BN-VF823U
Battery
Charger
AA-VF8U
Remote
Control Unit
1 Attach the audio unit by sliding it all the way into the
shoe on the top of the camera recorder.
2 Turn the screw on the audio unit clockwise to fasten it
fully and securely to the camera recorder.
If the audio unit is not fully and securely tightened, it will be
loose and may drop off from the camera recorder during use.
3 Connect the audio unit cable to the [AUDIO IN]
terminal of the camera recorder.
Component Cable
AV Cord
Power Cord
Audio Unit
(U model: 2)
(E model: 4)
CD-ROM
Audio Unit
Microphone
Screw
Shoe
Clamp
Cable
Open the cover
[AUDIO IN] Terminal
Memo :
● The clamp on the audio unit is for fixing the microphone
cable and cannot be used to fix the audio unit cable.
(A Page 15)
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Introduction
Names of Parts
Front
Top
N
M
L
K
J
REC / 6
O
W
A
T
AWB
BC
D
E
F
G H I
A Tally lamp (A Page 19)
F Shoe
B Tally lamp (A Page 19)
For mounting separately sold lights and accessories.
C Remote control sensor (A Page 15)
D [AWB] Auto White Balance button (A Page 33)
E Lens/Lens cover (A Page 18)
G Eyepiece focus lever
Lever for adjusting the visibility. It is found on the under side.
H Eyepiece
I Viewfinder (A Page 22)
J [REC/6] Record trigger/User 6 Button (A Page 27)
Button for starting or stopping recording.
You can also use it as a user button by assigning a specific
feature in the menu setting to this button. (A Page 19)
K Zoom lever (A Page 28)
For zooming to the Tele (T) or Wide (W) end.
L Accessory mounting screw hole
M Microphone holder (A Page 15)
For mounting an external microphone.
N Knob
Knob for locking the microphone in place.
O External microphone (A Page 15)
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LCD Side
UT S
INPUT2
CH-1
CH-2
R
AUDIO
SELECT
- LINE - MIC MIC+48V
INPUT1
0 1 23
INPUT1
2 3 45
AUTO MANUAL
CH-2 INPUT AUDIO INPUT
INPUT2
AUTO MANUAL
Q
P
A
USER1
ND
FILTER
ON
B
USER2
O
FOCUS
N
ZOOM
OFF
C
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
M
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
A
B
D EFG HI J
KL
A Built-in microphone (A Page 38)
N [AF/MF] Focusing mode selection button (A Page 25)
B Lens cover switch (A Page 18)
For setting the focusing mode to the Auto or Manual mode.
C Manual ring (A Page 28)
O [FOCUS/ZOOM] ring switch
D [ND FILTER] switch (A Page 30)
For setting the function of the manual ring to focus
(A Page 29) or zoom adjustment (A Page 28).
Reduces the amount of incident light to 1/10.
P [USER2] User 2 button (A Page 19)
E Iris dial (A Page 36)
A specific feature in the menu setting can be assigned to this
button according to the user’s preference.
Enables manual aperture adjustment.
F [GAIN] Gain switch (A Page 35)
Q [USER1] User 1 button (A Page 19)
For selecting one of the three sensitivity levels.
A specific feature in the menu setting can be assigned to this
button according to the user’s preference.
G [WHT.BAL] White balance selection switch
R [CH-1/CH-2] CH-1/CH-2 recording level adjustment
(A Page 33)
For selecting one of the three types of white balance.
knob (A Page 38)
H [IRIS A/M] Iris mode selection button (A Page 36)
For adjusting the audio input level for the CH-1 or CH-2
audio.
Switches between manual and automatic iris.
S [CH1/CH2 AUDIO SELECT] CH-1/CH-2 audio selection
I Card slot A status indicator (A Page 20)
switch (A Page 38)
J Card slot A (A Page 20)
For setting the method of adjusting the audio recording level
for the CH-1 or CH-2 audio to the Auto or Manual mode.
Slot for SDHC/SDXC cards. Open the door to insert the
SDHC/SDXC card.
T [AUDIO INPUT 1/2] INPUT1/INPUT2 audio input signal
K Card slot B (A Page 20)
Slot for SDHC/SDXC cards. Open the door to insert the
SDHC/SDXC card.
L Card slot B status indicator (A Page 20)
M [FULL AUTO] Full Auto mode selection button
(A Page 25)
For setting the shooting mode to the Full Auto or Manual
mode.
selection switch (A Page 38)
For selecting the input signal for the [INPUT1] or [INPUT2]
terminal.
U [CH-2 INPUT] CH-2 audio input terminal selection
switch (A Page 38)
For selecting whether to input audio signals to CH-2 audio
from the [INPUT1] or [INPUT2] terminal.
Memo :
● [INPUT1] terminal, [INPUT2] terminal: R, S on Page13
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Introduction
Names of Parts (continued)
LCD Monitor
When the LCD cover is opened
I H G F
E
ML
K
MENU/
THUMB
INPUT2
- LINE - MIC MIC+48V
INPUT1
CH-1
CH-2
0 1 23
INPUT1
2 3 45
AUTO MANUAL
CH-2 INPUT AUDIO INPUT
ZEBRA/5
COMPONENT
OUT
AUDIO
SELECT
INPUT2
C.REVIEW/4
T
A / V OUT
PR
R AM A
OG
DISPLAY
SLOT SEL
D
W
E
LOLUX/3
REC
AUTO MANUAL
A
ND
FILTER
ON
USER1
USER2
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
Bottom
FOCUS
ZOOM
OFF
B C
J
N
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
A
B
A LCD cover
H [LOLUX/3] Low-light shooting/User 3 button (A Page 19)
B [COMPONENT OUT] Component output terminal
(A Page 91)
For switching the low-light shooting mode ON or OFF.
You can also use it as a user button by assigning a specific
feature in the menu setting to this button. (A Page 19)
C [A/V OUT] Audio/Video output terminal (A Page 91)
I [DISPLAY] Display button
D [C.REVIEW/4] Clip Review/User 4 button (A Page 28)
For switching the displays on the LCD screen and viewfinder.
(A Page 20)
For checking the most recently captured images.
You can also use it as a user button by assigning a specific
feature in the menu setting to this button. (A Page 19)
J [REC] Record trigger button (A Page 27)
Button for starting or stopping recording.
E [ZEBRA/5] Zebra/User 5 button (A Page 32)
K LCD monitor (A Page 20)
For displaying or canceling the display of zebra pattern
based on the luminance of the object. You can also use it as
a user button by assigning a specific feature in the menu
setting to this button. (A Page 19)
L [MENU/THUMB] Menu/Thumbnail button
F Built-in speaker (A Page 39)
Adjust the volume with the [ADJ./VOL.] knob on the rear.
Memo :
● The built-in speaker is usable only in the Media mode. Audio
is not output from the built-in speaker during Camera mode.
● Audio level in the Camera mode and Media mode can be
adjusted separately.
● When in the Media mode, the volume of the headphone and
speaker are adjusted at the same time.
● The built-in speaker cannot be used when the [HDMI]
terminal, [A/V OUT] terminal, or headphone jack is
connected.
G [SLOT SEL] Slot selection button (A Page 25)
For switching the active card slot during shooting and
playback.
The operation changes according to the status of the camera
recorder.
During Camera mode: Displays the menu screen. Press
again to exit the menu.
During Media mode: During media playback, the thumbnail
screen is displayed.
During thumbnail screen display, the thumbnail menu is
displayed.
M Set lever
When in the Camera mode, this lever is used for Program AE
selection and as the zooming lever. (A Page 30)
When in the Media mode, this lever is used for clip selection
and playback control. (A Page 48)
When the menu screen is displayed, this lever is used for
menu setting. (A Page 58)
Bottom
N Tripod mounting holes (A Page 15)
Memo :
● To prevent the camera recorder from falling, attach
securely using the rotation prevention hole.
● Use screws with screw length 5 mm and below.
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Rear
Grip Belt Side
S R
M
A
OIS
B
OPEN
L
K
ACCESS
CAM
MEDIA
SHUTTER
REC
AE ±
REMOTE
PUSH
ADJ./ VOL.
CLOSE
DC
CD
EF GH I
J
N O
PQ
Rear
L [CAM] Camera mode indicating lamp (A Page 25)
A [OIS] Optical Image Stabilizer button (A Page 37)
Lights up in red during the Camera mode.
For switching the image stabilizer feature ON or OFF.
B [SHUTTER] Shutter Speed button (A Page 35)
Memo :
● During the USB mode, both the [MEDIA] indicating lamp
K and [CAM] indicating lamp L go out.
Press this button to set the shutter speed manually.
C [AE±] Exposure button (A Page 31)
Press this button to set the exposure manually.
D [ADJ./VOL.] Adjustment/Volume knob
[ADJ.]
[VOL.]
: For adjusting the shutter speed (A Page 35) and
exposure (A Page 31).
: Also for adjusting the volume of a headphone
and the built-in speaker. (A Page 39)
E Battery mount (A Page 16)
F [HDMI] terminal (A Page 91)
G [
] USB terminal (A Page 90)
H [DC] input terminal
M [ACCESS] Access indicating lamp
Lights up or blinks during recording or playback.
Grip Belt Side
N [STANDBY/ON OFF]/[CAM/MEDIA] Power/Operation
mode selection switch
STANDBY/ON OFF : Turns the power On/Off. (A Page 17)
CAM/MEDIA
: Sets this camera recorder to the Camera
or Media mode.
Memo :
● To switch to the Media mode, fix the switch at the [CAM/
MEDIA] position for 1 second or longer.
I Battery lock release button (A Page 16)
O Grip belt mount (A Page 15)
J [REC] Record trigger button (A Page 27)
P [
For starting or stopping recording.
Q [REMOTE] Remote terminal (A Page 91)
K [MEDIA] Media mode indicating lamp (A Page 25)
For connecting a separately sold wired remote control.
Lights up in red during the Media mode.
R [INPUT1] Audio input 1 terminal (A Page 38)
] Headphone jack (A Page 39)
For connecting an XLR microphone.
S [INPUT2] Audio input 2 terminal (A Page 38)
For connecting an XLR microphone.
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Introduction
Names of Remote Control
Parts and Functions
A
B
C
D
START/STOP
ZOOM
S.SHOT
INFO
J
SET
E
F
G
PLAYLIST
DISP
INDEX
P
K
L
I
H
O
N
SET
M
A [START/STOP] Button
L [
Button for starting or stopping recording.
Moves the cursor to the left on the menu screen or thumbnail
screen.
It is also used to perform reverse search during playback or
frame-by-frame reverse playback during pause.
B [ZOOM] Button
Press [T] to zoom in.
Press [W] to zoom out.
C [S.SHOT] Button
] Left button
M [
] Down button
This function is not available on this camera recorder.
Moves the cursor downward on the menu screen or
thumbnail screen. Advances to the next clip during playback.
D [-] Button
N [
This function is not available on this camera recorder.
Returns to the beginning of the clip during playback.
Moves the cursor to the right on the menu screen or
thumbnail screen.
It is also used to perform forward search during playback or
frame-by-frame forward playback during pause.
F [PLAYLIST] Button
O [
This function is not available on this camera recorder.
Moves the cursor upward on the menu screen or thumbnail
screen. Returns to the beginning of the clip during playback.
E [S] Reverse button
G [DISP] Button
For switching the displays on the LCD screen and viewfinder.
H [INDEX] Button
This function is not available on this camera recorder.
I [T] Forward button
Advances to the next clip during playback.
J [+] Button
This function is not available on this camera recorder.
K [INFO] Button
This function is not available on this camera recorder.
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P [
] Right button
] Up button
] Button
For confirming a selected item on the menu screen or
thumbnail screen.
It is also used to start or pause playback when in the Media
mode.
Memo :
● To use the remote control, set [Wireless Remote] in the
[Others] menu to AOnB. (A Page 74)
● When a wired remote control is connected, operation from
the remote control is not accepted regardless of the
setting.
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Preparations
Settings and Adjustments
Before Use
Attaching an External Microphone
You can attach a microphone to the microphone holder.
The supplied microphone is a phantom microphone.
1 Turn the knob on the microphone holder anticlockwise
to loosen and open the microphone holder.
Adjusting the Grip Belt
2 Place the microphone in the microphone holder.
Open the pad and adjust the position of the grip belt accordingly.
3 Turn the knob on the microphone holder clockwise to
secure the microphone.
4 Connect the microphone to the [INPUT1] or [INPUT2]
(XLR) terminal according to the type of microphone
cable terminal you are using.
5 Attach the microphone cable to the clamp.
6 Specify the audio input settings correctly.
(A Page 38)
Note :
1.3. Knob
● If the grip is loose, the camera recorder may fall off resulting
in injuries or malfunction.
● Parents should take extra care when your child is using
the camera recorder.
2. Microphone
5. Clamp
Microphone Holder
Setting up the Remote Control
4.[INPUT1/INPUT2]
Terminals
The remote control comes supplied with batteries when you
purchase this product.
To start using, pull out the insulation sheet.
AUDIO IN
OPEN
Insulation Sheet
AWB
Remote Control Sensor
Memo :
● To use the remote control, set [Wireless Remote] in the
[Others] menu to AOnB. (A Page 74)
● Point the front end of the remote control toward the sensor. Use
the remote control within a distance of 5 meters from the camera
recorder. The camera recorder may not respond to the remote
control operations at some angles.
Attaching the Tripod
To prevent the camera recorder from falling off, which may
result in injuries or damages, read the instruction manual of
the tripod to be used and make sure that it is securely
attached. (A Page 12)
Replacing batteries
1 Press the lock tab, and pull out the battery holder.
2 Replace the button battery (CR2025).
Lock Tab
Button Battery
Note :
● Use the tripod on a stable surface.
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Preparations
Settings and Adjustments
Before Use (continued)
Removing the Hood
Batteries
Charging the Battery
Remove the hood when attaching a filter (with external
diameter 50 mm and below), teleconverter or wide converter
to the front of the lens.
Turn the hood in an anti-clockwise direction to
remove it.
Charge with the supplied battery charger.
1 Connect the battery charger to a power outlet using the
provided power cord.
2 Attach the supplied battery to the battery charger by
pressing and sliding it in the direction of the arrow.
● When battery charging starts, the indicating lamp blinks.
● When charging is complete, the indicating lamp lights up.
3 Remove the battery by sliding it in the opposite
direction after charging is complete.
To Power Outlet
Hood
Battery
Power Cord
Indicating Lamp
Battery
Charger
Lens Cover
Use the lens cover switch to open or close the lens cover.
Before shooting, open the lens cover.
When this camera recorder is not in use, close the lens cover
to protect the lens.
Attaching the Battery
1 Turn off the power of the camera recorder.
INPUT2
- LINE - MIC MIC+48V
INPUT1
CH-2
0 1 23
INPUT1
CH-1
2 3 45
AUTO MANUAL
CH-2 INPUT AUDIO INPUT
2 Attach the supplied battery.
AUDIO
SELECT
INPUT2
AUTO MANUAL
With the battery mark (D) on the left, insert it into the camera
recorder, and slide it to the left.
ND
FILTER
ON
USER1
USER2
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
Battery Lock Release
Button
FOCUS
ZOOM
OFF
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
A
B
Lens Cover Switch
Note :
● Do not press against the lens cover with force. Doing so
may damage the lens or the cover.
Battery
Removing the Battery
1 Turn off the power of the camera recorder.
2 Press the battery lock release button and slide the
battery to the right.
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Cntinuous recording time (approximate)
Battery
Continuous Recording Time
BN-VF815U
Approx. 1 hrs 15 mins
BN-VF823U (Provided)
Approx. 2 hrs
● Recording time may differ depending on the age of the
battery, charging condition, and operating environment.
● Recording time is shortened in cold environments.
● Recording time is shortened when the zoom lens and LCD
screen are frequently used.
1 Set the [STANDBY/ON OFF] switch to ASTANDBY/ONB.
The camera recorder starts up in Camera mode.
Memo :
● The camera recorder always start up in Camera mode
when the power is turned on.
● Use the [CAM/MEDIA] operation mode selection switch to
switch to a different mode. The [CAM] indicating lamp and
[MEDIA] indicating lamp change as below.
Mode
During Camera
mode
Turning On/Off the Power
[CAM] Indicating
Lamp
Lights up in red
[MEDIA] Indicating
Lamp
Light goes out
During Media mode Light goes out
Lights up in red
During USB mode
Light goes out
Light goes out
[STANDBY/ON OFF] Switch/[CAM/MEDIA]
Operation Mode Selection Switch
Turning On the Power
Preparation: Attach a charged battery or connect the AC
adapter. [Charging the Battery] (A Page 16 )
When the AC adapter is connected
REMOTE
Memo :
● To switch to the Media mode, fix the switch at the [CAM/
MEDIA] position for 1 second or longer.
[DC] Terminal
AC Adapter
To Power Outlet
Turning Off the Power
1 Set the [STANDBY/ON OFF] switch to AOFFB.
Auto Power Off feature
When [Auto Power Off] in the [Others] menu is set to AOnB,
the power turns off automatically when the camera recorder
is not operated for 5 minutes or longer while running on
battery. (A Page 74)
Memo :
● When both the battery and AC adapter are connected,
power from the AC adapter connection will be used. As
such, this function will not have any effect.
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Preparations
Setting the Clock (Initial
Setting)
2 Specify [Time Zone] and [Date/Time].
A Move the cursor with the set lever (H I) and select the
setting item.
B Change the values with the set lever (JK).
Set the date/time of the built-in clock in the [Initial Setting]
screen. The configured date/time data is saved in the built-in
rechargeable battery even if the power is turned off.
3 Press the center of the set lever after setting is
complete.
The clock is set to 0 seconds of the input date/time.
Setting the Clock in the [Initial Setting]
Screen
The [Initial Setting] screen appears when the power is turned
on for the first time and when the built-in battery is turned on
again after being fully discharged.
All operations are disabled until initial settings are complete.
Memo :
● The configured date/time data can be displayed on the LCD
monitor and viewfinder and be recorded to the SDHC/SDXC
card.
● The value of the year can be set in the range of A2000B to
A2063B.
Changing the Time after Initial Setting
Setting the date/time (A Page 74)
1 Select [Others] menu B[Date/Time].
Set Lever
The [Date/Time] setting screen appears.
[MENU/THUMB] Button
MENU/
THUMB
OIIS
SHUTTER
PR
RAM A
OG
REC
AE ±
REC
PUSH
E
W
ADJ./ VOL.
T
DC
1 Turn on the power.
The [Initial Setting] screen appears.
For GY-HM150U
2 Set the date and time.
A Move the cursor with the set lever (H I) and select the
setting item.
B Change the values with the set lever (JK).
3 Press the center of the set lever after setting is
complete.
The clock is set to 0 seconds of the input date/time.
For GY-HM150E
Changing the Display Style
You can change the display style of the date/time on the
menu.
Memo :
● To perform the settings while looking at the monitor screen
connected to the video signal output terminal, set [Display
On TV] in the [A/V Out] menu to AOnB. (A Page 73)
Setting the date style (Date Style) (A Page 72)
A Select [LCD/VF] menu B[Status Display] menu B[Date
Style].
B Select the date display style.
[Setting values: YMD (year, month, day), MDY (month,
day, year), DMY (day, month, year)]
C Press the center of the set lever.
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Setting the time style (Time Style) (A Page 72)
A Select [LCD/VF] menu B[Status Display] menu B[Time
Tally Settings
Style].
B Select the time display style.
[Setting values: 12hour (12 hour display), 24hour (24 hour
display)]
C Press the center of the set lever.
Date/Time Display in Each Operation
Mode
During Camera mode
During Media mode
You can select whether to enable the illumination of the tally
lamp.
Set using [Tally] in the [Others] menu. (A Page 74)
When this is set to AOnB, the tally lamp lights up in the recording
mode.
Tally Lamp
Date/time of the built-in clock is
displayed.
Shooting date/time of the clip being
played back is displayed.
Assigning Functions to the
[USER] Buttons
AWB
Tally Lamp
This camera recorder comes with two user buttons
[USER1,USER2], as well as some buttons with the user
button feature, namely [LOLUX/3], [C.REVIEW/4], [ZEBRA/
5], and [REC/6].
A specific function can be assigned to each button according
to your preference.
Memo :
● When the audio unit is attached, the tally lamp on this
camera recorder (lower tally lamp in the above diagram)
does not function.
W
- LINE - MIC MIC+48V
INPUT1
CH-1
CH-2
0 1 23
INPUT2
2 3 45
CH-2 INPUT AUDIO INPUT
INPUT1
REC / 6
[REC/6] Button
AUTO MANUAL
AUDIO
SELECT
INPUT2
AUTO MANUAL
[LOLUX/3] Button
USER2
USER1
ND
FILTER
ON
LOLUX/3
FOCUS
SLOT SEL
ZOOM
DISPLAY
OFF
AF/MF
C.REVIEW/4
ZEBRA/5
FULL AUTO
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
USER1
BAPRST-
A
B
[ZEBRA/5] Button
[C.REVIEW/4] Button
USER2
Memo :
● Assign functions to the respective user buttons using
[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/[ZEBRA/5]/
[REC/6] of [Switch Set] in the [Camera Function] menu.
(A Page 66)
● The [REC/6] button is set to ARecB by default, and can be
used to start/stop recording. The ARecB function can only be
assigned to the [REC/6] button.
● When the menu screen is displayed, the [USER1] and
[USER2] buttons function as the menu operation buttons.
( A Page 58 [Basic Operations in Menu Screen])
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Preparations
SDHC/SDXC Cards
Removing the SDHC/SDXC card
1 Open the door.
2 Make sure the SDHC/SDXC card to be removed is not
being accessed (status indicator blinking).
Inserting an SDHC/SDXC Card
3 Push the SDHC/SDXC card and remove it from the
slot.
This camera recorder comes with two SDHC/SDXC card
slots. (Slot A and Slot B)
4 Close the door.
SDHC/SDXC cards to use
Note :
See [SDHC/SDXC Cards] (A Page 7 ).
● Do not touch the metal part of the SDHC/SDXC card when
inserting or removing the SDHC/SDXC card.
[SLOT SEL] Button
LOLUX/3
DISPLAY
C.REVIEW/4
SLOT SEL
ZEBRA/5
Estimated Recordable Time of SDHC/SDXC
Cards
A,B
Door
Notched Corner
* Preparation: Turn off the power.
The estimated recordable time is only a guide. Differences
may occur depending on the SDHC/SDXC card in use and
the battery condition.
( A Page 63 [Camera Resolution])
( A Page 63 [Frame & Bit Rate])
File Format
1 Open the door.
Camera
Resolution
2 Insert an SDHC/SDXC card with the notched corner
SDHC
Card
first.
3 Close the door.
Selecting a card slot
1 Press the [SLOT SEL] button.
● Doing so switches between Slot A and Slot B.
● When an SDHC/SDXC card is inserted, the status indicator
of the selected slot lights up.
● When data in the SDHC/SDXC card is being accessed, the
access lamp and status indicator blink.
Selected slot during Camera mode
Remaining Time
Memo :
● If the SDHC/SDXC card to switch to cannot be read, slot
switching will not be performed.
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MOV/MP4
Bit Rate
SDXC
Card
Memo :
SP
MOV/AVI
HQ
SP
720p
1080i
720p/
1080i
480i/576i
4 GB
Approx.
22 min
Approx.
17 min
Approx.
12 min
Approx.
15 min
8 GB
Approx.
45 min
Approx.
35 min
Approx.
25 min
Approx.
30 min
16 GB
Approx.
90 min
Approx.
70 min
Approx.
50 min
Approx.
60 min
32 GB
Approx.
180 min
Approx.
140 min
Approx.
100 min
Approx.
120 min
64 GB
Approx.
360 min
Approx.
280 min
Approx.
200 min
Approx.
240 min
128 GB
Approx.
720 min
Approx.
560 min
Approx.
400 min
Approx.
480 min
● If the SDHC/SDXC card contains files recorded by
devices other than this camera recorder or files that are
saved from a PC, the recordable time may be shorter or
data may not be properly recorded.
● Up to 600 clips per [File Format] can be recorded to one
SDHC/SDXC card on this camera recorder. When 600
clips are recorded to one card, the remaining space is
displayed as 0 min regardless of the estimated recordable
time, and no further recording can be performed.
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Write-Protect Switch on the SDHC/SDXC
Card
2 Select the slot of the SDHC/SDXC card to be
formatted and press the center of the set lever.
A Slide the write-protect switch upward to enable writing or
deleting.
2
B Slide the write-protect switch downward to prevent writing
or deleting. (Data in the card are protected.)
Write-Protect Switch
A
B
3 The status of the selected SDHC/SDXC card appears.
4 Select [Format] and press the center of the set lever.
Write/Delete Enabled
Write/Delete Disabled
Card Slot Status Indicator
The following table shows the respective states of slot A and B.
Lamp
Slot Status
Blinks in green
Inserted SDHC/SDXC card is being accessed.
(writing/reading data)
Do not turn off the power of the camera
recorder or remove the SDHC/SDXC card.
Lights up in green On standby. Inserted SDHC/SDXC card can
be used for recording or playback.
Light goes out
● SDHC/SDXC card is not inserted.
● An unusable card is inserted.
● An SDHC/SDXC card is inserted but a
different slot is selected.
4
5 Formatting starts.
Formatting (Initializing) SDHC/SDXC Cards
When the following cards are inserted, AFORMATTING
REQUIREDB appears. Format the card using the camera
recorder menu.
● Unformatted SDHC/SDXC cards
● SDHC/SDXC cards formatted under different specifications
Note :
● Be sure to format the SDHC/SDXC card on this camera
recorder. SDHC/SDXC cards formatted on a PC and other
peripheral equipment cannot be used on this camera
recorder.
Memo :
● To cancel the message display, press the center of the set
lever.
● A [!] mark and the message AFORMATB appear at the
remaining media area when an SDHC/SDXC card that
requires formatting is inserted.
1 Select [Format Media] in the [Media] menu. (A
Page 75)
6 Formatting is complete.
ACompleteB appears when formatting is complete.
Memo :
● If you do not want to format the card, select [Cancel] and
press the center of the set lever to return to the previous
screen.
● If you remove the SDHC/SDXC card during formatting,
AFormat Error!B appears and the camera recorder returns to
the previous screen.
● During formatting, menu operation is unavailable but you can
start recording. However, this is only available when a
recordable SDHC/SDXC card is inserted in the other slot.
● Formatting cannot be performed in the following cases.
• Recording is in progress on the SDHC/SDXC card to be
formatted.
• SDHC/SDXC card is not inserted.
• Write-protect switch of the SDHC/SDXC card is set
(
is displayed).
Note :
● If you format the SDHC/SDXC card, all data recorded on the
card, including video data and setup files, will be deleted.
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Preparations
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder
Adjusting the brightness of the viewfinder
Set using [VF Bright] in the [LCD/VF] menu. (A Page 70)
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen
Set using [LCD Bright] in the [LCD/VF] menu. (A Page 70)
Viewing the Viewfinder/LCD Screen
You can monitor video images on this camera recorder using
the viewfinder, LCD screen, or both.
Viewing with the viewfinder
1 Pull out the viewfinder.
2 Incline the viewfinder vertically to a position that
enables easy viewing.
Setting the brightness of the LCD screen
backlight
Set using [LCD Backlight] in the [LCD/VF] menu.
(A Page 70)
Displays on the viewfinder/LCD screen
3 Turn the eyepiece focus lever to adjust the focus.
You can display the camera status, media information, and
various markers in the video image on the LCD monitor and
viewfinder screens during shooting.
Besides camera and playback images, the following
characters are displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder.
Viewing with the LCD screen
Status screen (A Page 23)
Auto White display* (A Page 24)
1 Open the LCD cover.
2 Incline the LCD cover to a position that enables easy
viewing.
Menu setting screen (A Page 24)
Alarm display (A Page 24)
Marker and safety zone indicators* (A Page 87)
* Displayed in Camera mode only
Face-to-face Shooting
Direction (direction in
which the screen faces the
subject)
Memo :
● When [Display On TV] in the [A/V Out] menu is set to AOnB,
the status screen and menu screen are also displayed in the
video image of the video signal output terminal. (A Page 73)
ON
ON
Viewfinder
Eyepiece
Focus Lever
Relationship between the viewfinder and LCD screen
displays
When [VF Slide SW] in the [LCD/VF] menu is set to ADisableB
(A Page 70)
VF Status
LCD Status
Video Output
OFF
OFF
VF
OFF
ON
LCD+VF
ON
OFF
VF
ON
ON
LCD+VF
LCD Status
Video Output
OFF
OFF
VF
OFF
ON
LCD
ON
OFF
VF
ON
ON
LCD+VF
Memo :
● When the [HDMI], [COMPONENT OUT] or [A/V OUT]
terminal is connected, video images will not appear on the
viewfinder.
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DISPLAY
C.REVIEW/4
ZEBRA/5
[DISPLAY] Button
When [VF Slide SW] in the [LCD/VF] menu is set to AEnableB
(A Page 70)
VF Status
LCD
Monitor
Status Screen
This screen allows you to check the current settings.
To display the status screen, press the [DISPLAY] button in
the normal screen.
The status display differs according to the operation mode,
namely Camera, Media, and USB.
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Status Screen in Camera Mode
(Viewfinder/LCD Monitor) (A Page 80)
The display switches between the 5 screen types with every
press of the [DISPLAY] button.
(STATUS 0 B 1 B 2 B 3 B 4 B 0)
STATUS 0 Screen
Status Screen (Viewfinder/LCD Monitor)
During Clip Playback in Media Mode
(A Page 85)
The display switches between the 3 screen types with every
press of the [DISPLAY] button. (STATUS 0 B 1 B 2 B 0)
STATUS 0 Screen
STATUS 1 Screen
STATUS 1 Screen
STATUS 2 Screen
STATUS 2 Screen
Status Screen in USB Mode
This screen displays the USB mode.
STATUS 3 Screen
STATUS 4 Screen
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Preparations
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder
(continued)
Alarm Display
● Alarm is displayed during the status screen display in
Camera mode (STATUS 0, 1, 4) and Media mode.
● If the alarm occurs during STATUS 2 or 3 screen display in
Camera mode, the display will return to STATUS 0 screen
and alarm will be displayed. ( A Page 94 [Error Displays
and Actions])
Auto White Display (Camera Mode Only)
Displays the operation and result when Auto White Balance is
activated.
( A Page 33 [Adjusting the White Balance])
Alarm Display Area
Zebra Pattern Display
Menu Setting Screen
For configuring various settings.
Press the [MENU/THUMB] button to display the menu setting
screen.
( A Page 58 [Basic Operations in Menu Screen])
Zebra pattern that indicates the luminance level of the video
image can be displayed on this camera recorder.
You can set the luminance level for displaying the zebra
pattern.
( A Page 32 [Displaying the Zebra Pattern])
Zebra Pattern
[Main Menu] Screen
Memo :
● Use the following ways to turn ON/OFF the zebra pattern
display.
• Press the [ZEBRA/5] button.
• Press the user button that is assigned with AZebraB.
( A Page 32, 66 )
• Select [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting Assist]B[Zebra].
(A Page 70)
● Set the luminance level in [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting
Assist]B[Zebra]. (A Page 70)
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Shooting
Selecting a Shooting Mode
Selecting a Focusing Mode
There are two focusing modes, namely Auto and Manual.
Setting to the Auto Focus mode
1 Press [AF/MF] to display the Auto Focus icon (AF) on
the screen.
Selecting the Full Auto/Manual Shooting
Mode
There are two adjustment modes for shooting, namely the
Full Auto and Manual modes.
Setting to the Full Auto shooting mode
When [FULL AUTO] is pressed once, the current adjustment
mode is displayed. Pressing [FULL AUTO] while the mode is
displayed changes the setting.
1 Press [FULL AUTO] to display the Full Auto shooting
Focus is adjusted automatically.
AF/MF
Setting to the Manual Focus mode
1 Press [AF/MF] to display the Manual Focus icon (MF) on
the screen.
Adjust the focus manually. (A Page 29)
AF/MF
mode icon (A) at the top of the screen.
AAFB : Auto Focus Mode
AMFB: Manual Focus Mode
Exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and white balance are
adjusted automatically.
FULL AUTO
Setting to the Manual shooting mode
1 Press [FULL AUTO] to display the Manual shooting
mode icon (M) at the top of the screen.
INPUT1
CH-2
INPUT2
0 1 23
● Even when the Manual shooting mode is set, the aperture
and shutter speed are adjusted automatically if their icons
are not displayed.
● To adjust the shutter speed manually, press the [SHUTTER]
button to display and change the value. (A Page 35)
● To adjust the aperture manually, press the [IRIS A/M] button
and change the value with the iris dial. (A Page 36)
AUTO MANUAL
USER1
ND
FILTER
ON
USER2
FOCUS
FULL AUTO
ZOOM
OFF
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
A Full Auto Shooting Mode
M Manual Shooting Mode
BAPRST-
A
B
[AF/MF]
USER2
USER1
ND
FILTER
ON
FOCUS
ZOOM
OFF
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
Iris Dial
A
B
[IRIS A/M]
[FULL AUTO]
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Shooting
Selecting System
Definition, File Format and
Video Format
You can select the system definition (HD or SD), file format
for recording/playback and the record format for video
images on this camera recorder.
Memo :
● Make a selection in [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B
[Record Format] menu. (A Page 63)
List of Formats
The following is a list of file formats and video formats that
can be selected on this camera recorder.
When [System Definition] is set to AHD (MPEG2)B
Record Format
File Format
QuickTime/
MP4
Camera Resolution
HorizontalxLine
Frame & Bit Rate
1280x720
Remarks
60p (HQ)
60p (SP)
HDV
compatible
30p (HQ)
30p (SP)
Selecting a System Definition
24p (HQ)
Select the system definition in [System Definition].
There are two different definitions for selection.
HD (MPEG2) : Records in HD (High Definition) quality
SD (DV)
: Records in SD (Standard Definition) quality
24p (SP)
HDV
compatible
HDV
compatible
50p (HQ)
50p (SP)
HDV
compatible
25p (HQ)
25p (SP)
Selecting a File Format
Select a file format in [File Format].
There are three file formats for selection.
QuickTime
: QuickTime file format (.MOV)
MP4
: MP4 file format
AVI
: Standard video file format for Windows
systems
1440x1080
Memo :
1920x1080
Select a [Record Format] from the list of formats. The
selectable [Frame & Bit Rate] changes according to the
settings of [System Definition], [File Format], and [Camera
Resolution].
The recording bit rate is 35 Mbps VBR when AHQB is
selected, and 18.3 Mbps (1080i is 25 Mbps) CBR when ASPB
is selected.
60i (HQ)
60i (SP)
HDV
compatible
50i (HQ)
50i (SP)
● The available options vary as follows depending on the
[System Definition] setting.
• For AHD (MPEG2)B : QuickTime, MP4
• For ASD (DV)B
: QuickTime, AVI
Selecting a Video Format
HDV
compatible
HDV
compatible
60i (HQ)
Full HD
30p (HQ)
Full HD
50i (HQ)
Full HD
25p (HQ)
Full HD
24p (HQ)
Full HD
When [System Definition] is set to ASD (DV)B
When [System Definition] is set to ASD (DV)B, the video
format is fixed as follows.
Record Format
File Format
Camera Resolution
HorizontalxLine
Frame & Bit Rate
Remarks
QuickTime/ 720 x 480 (U model)
AVI
60i
DV
compatible
720 x 576 (E model)
50i
DV
compatible
Selecting the Aspect Ratio of SD Videos
Select an aspect ratio for the images.
The available options vary as follows depending on the
[System Definition] setting.
● For AHD (MPEG2)B: Fixed at 16:9
● For ASD (DV)B
: 16:9, 4:3
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Setting the Record Format Menu
1 Display the [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Record
Shooting
Format] menu.
2 Set each of the items.
3 After setting is complete for all items, select [SET] at
the bottom of the screen, and press the center of the set
lever.
● The record format is switched.
● A APlease WaitB message appears on the screen during
switching.
Preparation: Set to the Camera mode. (A Page 25)
This camera recorder comes with two [REC] buttons (located
at the rear and on the LCD cover) and one [REC/6] button for
shooting.
You can operate with any of the three buttons.
1 Press [REC].
Recording starts.
REC
REC REC/6
2 Press [REC].
3
Recording stops.
REC
REC REC/6
W
Recording Mode Display
[REC/6]
REC / 6
[REC]
MENU/
THUMB
OIIS
SHUTTER
PR
RA M A
OG
REC
AE ±
PUSH
E
W
REC
ADJ./ VOL.
T
DC
[REC]
Memo :
● The maximum size for each clip is 4 GB (QuickTime,
MP4)/2 GB (AVI). The file is split into two or more files if
the maximum size is exceeded.
● Recording stops when there is no more space left on the
SDHC/SDXC card. If [Slot Mode] in the [Rec Mode] menu
is set to ASeriesB, recording to the SDHC/SDXC card in
the other slot will start automatically. (A Page 64)
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Shooting
Viewing Recorded Videos
Immediately (Clip Review)
● Clip Review is unavailable when Clip Continuous Rec is
paused (ASTBYCB, yellow text) and when Frame Rec is
paused (ASTBYFB, yellow text). To operate, press and
hold the [REC] button or use the user button assigned
with ARec StopB to set to ASTBYCB (white text)/
ASTBYFB (white text) first. (A Page 45)
Zoom Operation
W
You can check the most recently recorded video.
However, the video clip cannot be played back if the settings
of the camera recorder are different from the video format
(Camera Resolution/Frame & Bit Rate) of the clip.
(A Page 63)
Memo :
[REC/6]
REC / 6
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
Adjusts the angle of view.
Zoom ratio: 1x to 10x (optical zoom only)
[REC]
OIIS
MENU/
THUMB
SHUTTER
PR
REC
AE ±
RA M A
OG
ADJ./ VOL.
E
W
REC
LOLUX/3
DISPLAY
C.REVIEW/4
SLOT SEL
PUSH
T
A Camera recorder’s zoom lever on the top surface
DC
B Camera recorder’s manual ring:
ZEBRA/5
[C.REVIEW/4]
Zooming can be operated using any of the four levers/rings
below.
[REC]
1 Assign AClip ReviewB to any of the user buttons.
By default, it is assigned to the [C.REVIEW/4] button.
Memo :
● To use this function, assign AClip ReviewB to any of the user
buttons.
* [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch Set]B[USER1]/
[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/
6]BAClip ReviewB(A Page 67)
This can be used as a zoom ring when the [FOCUS/
ZOOM] ring switch at the side of the camera recorder is
set to AZOOMB.
C Set lever on the LCD monitor
D [ZOOM] button on the remote control
The priority order of these levers/rings is in the sequence A
> B > C > D.
A Zoom Lever
W
B Manual Ring
T
2 Press the button assigned with the AClip ReviewB
function during standby (ASTBYB is displayed).
ND
FILTER
ON
USER1
USER2
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
FOCUS
MENU/
THUMB
ZOOM
OFF
T PR
RA M A
OG
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
E
● Playback starts. The playback position changes according to
the setting.
[Last 5 sec/Top 5 sec/CLIP] (A Page 67)
● After playback ends, the camera recorder returns to the
ASTBYB (recording standby) mode.
W
A
B
C.REVIEW/4
Note :
● To start recording immediately during Clip Review, press
[REC]. Doing so cancels Clip Review and enters recording
mode. It will take some time to start recording after the
button is pressed.
● To cancel Clip Review operation, press the user button
assigned with the AClip ReviewB function again.
● During Clip Review, only the [REC] button and user button
assigned with the AClip ReviewB function are enabled.
● When the last clip is less than 5 seconds, the whole clip is
played back.
● Only video clips in the currently selected slot can be
reviewed.
● When there are no clips in the selected slot, Clip Review
function is disabled.
C Set Lever on LCD
Monitor
Ring switch set to
AZOOMB
A zoom bar appears during zoom operation.
W
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Setting to the Manual Focus mode
1 Press [AF/MF] to display the Manual Focus icon (MF) on
the screen.
AF/MF
A Set [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting Assist]B[Focus Assist] to
AOnB. (A Page 70)
B Assign the Focus Assist function to a user button and
press the button. ( A Page 19, 66 )
* Set [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch
Set]B[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/
[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/6] to AFocus AssistB. (A Page 66)
INPUT1
INPUT2
CH-2
[REC/6] Button
AUDIO
SELECT
- LINE - MIC MIC+48V
INPUT1
CH-1
0 1 23
AUTO MANUAL
CH-2 INPUT AUDIO INPUT
2 3 45
Manual Focus Mode
This feature temporarily switches the screen to black-andwhite, and adds color to the contour of the focused image.
There are two ways to activate the Focus Assist function.
REC / 6
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
Using the Focus Assist Function
W
Adjusting the Focus
Manually
INPUT2
AUTO MANUAL
[LOLUX/3] Button
USER1
ND
FILTER
ON
USER2
LOLUX/3
SLOT SEL
FOCUS
ZOOM
OFF
AF/MF
DISPLAY
C.REVIEW/4
ZEBRA/5
FULL AUTO
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
2 Set the [FOCUS/ZOOM] ring switch to AFOCUSB.
Doing so enables you to use the manual ring of the lens as a
focus ring.
3 Turn the manual ring to adjust the focus.
Using the Focus Assist function on the right helps to enable
easy focusing.
ZOOM
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
[AF/MF]
BAPRST-
USER2
[ZEBRA/5] Button
[C.REVIEW/4] Button
Manual Ring
* Turn the manual ring to add color to where you want to
focus.
Memo :
USER2
FOCUS
OFF
B
Set [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting Assist]B[Focus Assist] to
AOffB.
Alternatively, press the user button that is assigned the
Focus Assist function.
Manual Ring
USER1
A
Canceling Focus Assist
Ring switch set to
AFOCUSB
ND
FILTER
ON
USER1
BAPRST-
A
B
● To change the contour color, set using [LCD/VF] menu
B[Shooting Assist]B[Color]. (ABlueB/AGreenB/ARedB)
● When using the Focus Assist function at a dark place, the
point where color is added may appear grainy, making the
contour color unclear.
● When [Display On TV] in the [A/V Out] menu is set to
AOnB, the Focus Assist display is output on the external
monitor. Set [Display On TV] to AOffB to clear the display
on external monitors. (A Page 73)
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Shooting
Shooting Different Scenes
and Conditions (Program AE)
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
You can adjust the exposure and shutter speed according to
the subject to ensure that shooting is performed with the
optimal settings.
1 Open the Program AE selection screen.
Push the set lever to the right.
Enabling Lolux Mode
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
To increase the sensitivity when in dim surroundings, set to
the Lolux mode.
1 Assign ALoluxB to any of the user buttons.
( A Page 19, 66 )
● By default, it is assigned to the [LOLUX/3] button.
● [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch
Set]B[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/
[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/6]BALoluxB(A Page 66)
2 Press the [LOLUX/3] button or the user button that is
assigned with ALoluxB.
Lolux mode starts, and ALoluxB appears on the screen.
2 Select the most appropriate mode, and confirm the selection.
● Push the set lever up or down to select a mode, then press
the center to confirm.
● The Program AE screen closes, and the icon of the selected
mode appears on the screen.
3 Cancel the Lolux mode.
Press the [LOLUX/3] button or the user button that is
assigned with ALoluxB.
Memo :
● When shooting in Lolux mode, secure the camera
recorder using a tripod as camera shakes may blur the
image.
● Shutter speed and gain cannot be adjusted in the Lolux
mode.
Using the Built-in ND Filter
PR
OG
E
MENU/
THUMB
RA M A
Set Lever
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
OIIS
SHUTTER
PR
RA M A
OG
REC
REC
PUSH
E
W
AE ±
ADJ./ VOL.
T
DC
Adjust the amount of light from the lens by turning the [ND
FILTER] switch ON/OFF to enable/disable the built-in ND
filter.
Set the filter to AONB when shooting at a bright outdoor
location.
Settings
Off
: Disables Program AE.
Portrait
: Blurs the background to highlight the subject.
Sports
: Captures fast moving subjects clearly in every single frame.
Snow
: Prevents the subject from appearing too dark, such
as when shooting a snowfield on a sunny day.
Spotlight
: Prevents the human subject from appearing too
bright under light.
Twilight
: Makes evening scenes look more natural.
ND
FILTER
ON
USER1
USER2
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
FOCUS
30
ZOOM
OFF
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
A
[ND FILTER] Switch
B
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Set the [ND FILTER] switch to AONB.
4 After setting the value, press the [ADJ./VOL.] knob for
1 second or longer to switch to the AE Lock mode.
Reduces the amount of incident light to 1/10.
ANDB appears on the screen.
● An L mark appears after the setting value on the screen.
● AE Lock: Locks the exposure setting value.
AE Lock
Memo :
● Enabling [ND FILTER] during shooting may cause
distortion in the image or noise in the audio sound.
Canceling AE Lock
1 Press the [ADJ./VOL.] knob for 1 second or longer.
The mark disappears.
ADJ./VOL
Adjusting the Exposure
Manually
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
Disabling the Manual Exposure mode
Generally, the brightness of the subject that is being shot is
automatically adjusted according to the reference values of the
camera. However, the brighter or darker areas of an image may
appear unclear depending on the shooting conditions. To prevent
this from occurring, you can correct the exposure manually.
AE
1 Press [AE±].
1 Set to the Manual Exposure mode.
ACCESS
CAM
MEDIA
OIS
OPEN
SHUTTER
AE
[ADJ./VOL.]
Knob
REC
AE ±
CLOSE
PUSH
[AE±]
ADJ./ VOL.
● Press [AE±].
● The AE value appears on the screen, and the adjustment
mode is enabled.
DC
Memo :
AE Value
2 Adjust the exposure.
ADJ./VOL
● Operate with the [ADJ./VOL.] knob.
● Tilt upward to increase the value and make the image brighter.
● Tilt downward to decrease the value and make the image
darker.
● AE lock cannot be canceled in the following cases.
• When the shutter speed or aperture is set to the manual
mode
• When a setting other than AOffB is selected in [Program
AE] (A Page 30)
• When a setting other than the entire screen is selected
in [AE Area](A Page 36)
• When switched to the Full Auto/Manual mode
(A Page 25)
3 Confirm the setting value.
ADJ./VOL
● Press the [ADJ./VOL.] knob.
● The manual setting value is set.
(The setting value (-6 to +6) is displayed on the screen.)
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Shooting
Using the Tele Macro
Feature
Displaying the Zebra
Pattern
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
Shortens the closeup distance at the tele [T] end of the
zoom. (1 m B approx. 80 cm)
During video shooting, diagonal lines (zebra pattern) are
displayed only at areas with the specified luminance levels.
You can specify the luminance level range for displaying the
zebra pattern.
There are two ways to set this feature.
A Set [Tele Macro] in the [Camera Function] menu to AOnB.
(A Page 65)
Displaying the Zebra Pattern
B Assign the tele macro function to a user button and press
There are two ways to display the zebra pattern.
the button. ( A Page 19, 66 )
* Set [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch
Set]B[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/
[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/6] to ATele MacroB. (A Page 66)
● When the tele macro feature is turned AOnB, a tele macro
icon appears on the screen.
A Set [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting Assist]B[Zebra] to AOnB.
(A Page 70)
B Assign the zebra function to a user button and press the
button. ( A Page 19, 66 )
* Set [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch
Set]B[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/
[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/6] to AZebraB. (A Page 66)
● A zebra pattern is displayed at the area that corresponds
to the specified luminance level.
Tele Macro Icon
Zebra Pattern
Memo :
● When Program AE is set to ATwilightB, the tele macro
feature is forcibly turned AOffB.
Memo :
● When [Display On TV] in the [A/V Out] menu is set to
AOnB, the zebra pattern display is output on the external
monitor. Set [Display On TV] to AOffB to clear the display
on external monitors. (A Page 73)
Clearing the zebra pattern display
There are two ways to clear the zebra pattern display.
● Set [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting Assist]B[Zebra] to AOffB.
● Press the user button that is set as AZebraB.
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Specifying the Luminance Level Range for
Displaying Zebra Pattern
Adjusting Automatic White Balance
You can specify the upper limit (Top) and lower limit (Bottom)
of the luminance level range.
This is set to the range of 70 % to 80 % by default.
As the color of the light (color temperature) varies according
to the light source, it is necessary to readjust the white
balance when the main light source illuminating the object
changes. You can store two white balance types in memories
[A] and [B].
1 Specify the upper (Top) and lower (Bottom) limits of the
1 Set to the Manual shooting mode.
luminance level in [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting Assist]B[Zebra].
Item
Settings
Options
Top
Upper luminance limit for
displaying zebra pattern
5 % to 100 %, Over
(in 5 % increments)
Bottom
Lower luminance limit for
displaying zebra pattern
0 % to 100 %
(In 5 % increments)
Adjusting the White
Balance
2 Set the ND filter according to the lighting. (A
Page 30)
3 Set the [WHT.BAL] switch to AAB or ABB.
4 Locate a place with similar lighting conditions as the
object to be shot, place a white object near the center of
the screen and zoom in to fill the screen with white.
5 Press the [AWB] button.
Applicable to: Manual shooting mode M
1 Set to the Manual shooting mode.
AWB
● Select a white balance type using the [WHT.BAL] switch.
● You can select one of the three white balance types using
the [WHT.BAL] switch.
[WHT.BAL]
Switch
Description
[AWB] Button
● AAUTO WHITE A, B OPERATIONB appears when Auto
White Balance is activated.
● When the correct white balance is achieved, AAUTO
WHITE A, B OKB appears for about 3 seconds.
[B]
Switches to the white balance type that is
stored in Position [B]. If automatic white
balance adjustment is performed at this
position, the adjusted white balance is saved
to Position [B].
[A]
Switches to the white balance type that is
stored in Position [A]. If automatic white
balance adjustment is performed at this
position, the adjusted white balance is saved
to Position [A].
AUTO WHITE A
OPERATION
[PRST(PRESET)]
Switches to the white balance setting
(A3200KB or A5600KB) in [Preset Temp.] of
the [Camera Process] menu. (A Page 68)
[AWB] Activated
ND
FILTER
ON
USER1
USER2
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
AUTO WHITE A
OK
FOCUS
ZOOM
OFF
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
A
B
Result Display
[ND FILTER]
Switch
Memo :
[WHT.BAL] Switch
● You can assign the FAW (Full Auto White Balance) mode
to the [WHT.BAL] switch. (A Page 34)
Note :
● Do not use highly reflective objects, such as metals. Doing
so may result in improper white balance adjustment.
● The Auto White function cannot provide optimum white
balance with an object outside the adjustment range, for
example when it contains only a single color or not
enough white color.
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Shooting
Adjusting the White
Balance (continued)
Error Message
If the auto white balance adjustment is not correctly
completed, one of the following messages will appear for
about 3 seconds.
Error Message
Status
NG : OBJECT
The object used is defective.
Displayed when there is not enough
white color on the object, or when the
color temperature is not suitable.
Use another white object and adjust
the white balance again.
ERROR : LOW LIGHT
Insufficient illumination.
Displayed when the lighting is dark.
Increase the lighting and adjust the
white balance again.
ERROR : OVER LIGHT
Excessive illumination.
Displayed when the lighting is too
bright. Decrease the lighting and adjust
the white balance again.
Memo :
● Set the camera recorder to the Full Auto shooting mode to
activate the FAW mode. White balance is automatically
adjusted according to the color temperature of the lighting
on the object.
● When Program AE is set to ATwilightB, the white balance is
automatically set to 5600K.
● In these cases, white balance switching with the [WHT.BAL]
selection switch is disabled.
Note :
● The FAW function cannot provide optimum white balance
with a subject outside the FAW adjustment range, for
example when it contains only a single color or not enough
white color.
● The accuracy of FAW is inferior to that of Auto White
Balance.
● When the power of the camera recorder is turned on with
the FAW mode selected, it takes about 10 seconds for the
FAW adjustment to complete. Do not start recording
during this interval.
Adjusting White Paint
Applicable to: Manual shooting mode M
Adjusts the red (R) and blue (B) components when in the
Auto White Balance mode.
Using the Full Auto White Balance (FAW)
Function
The FAW function adjusts the white balance value
automatically as the lighting condition changes.
This mode is convenient when you have no time to adjust the
white balance or when the camera recorder is moved
frequently in and out of places with different lighting
conditions.
1 Set to the Manual shooting mode.
2 Set using [Camera Function] menu [Switch
Set]B[FAW]. (A Page 66)
You can assign FAW (Full Auto White balance) to any of the
three positions on the [WHT.BAL] switch ([A], [B],
[PRST(PRESET)]).
3 Set the [WHT.BAL] switch to the position that is
assigned the FAW function.
BAPRST-
34
1 Set to the Manual shooting mode.
2 Select [White Paint R] or [White Paint B] in the
[Camera Process] menu and adjust. (A Page 68)
● [White Paint R] : Adjusts the red component.
● [White Paint B] : Adjusts the blue component.
Memo :
● Readjusting AWB (Auto White Balance) resets the
respective colors (R and B) to their default settings.
● Adjustment cannot be performed when the [WHT.BAL]
switch is set to APRST(PRESET)B.
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Adjusting Manual Gain
Adjusting the Shutter
Speed
Applicable to: Manual shooting mode M
Applicable to: Manual shooting mode M
You can select the gain of the video amplifier using the
[GAIN] switch on the camera recorder.
The default positions of the switch are as follows.
The light sensitivity can be electrically boosted using the
[GAIN] switch when there is insufficient illumination on the
object. (3 positions)
The shutter speed can be set to a value according to the
user’s preference. When this is set to Auto, the shutter speed
is automatically controlled.
[GAIN] Switch
Description
[L]
0 dB (No boosting is applied.)
[M]
9 dB (Boosts sensitivity by about 3 times.)
[H]
18 dB (Boosts sensitivity by about 8
times.)
1 Set to the Manual shooting mode.
2 Set to the shutter speed adjustment mode.
● Press the [SHUTTER] button.
● The shutter speed that is set in the manual mode is
displayed.
SHUTTER
3 Select a shutter speed value.
● Operate with the [ADJ./VOL.] knob.
● The selected value is displayed.
USER2
USER1
FOCUS
ZOOM
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
A
B
[GAIN] Switch
Memo :
● The gain value of each position can be set to AAGCB and
within the range of A0dBB to A18dBB (in increments of 3
dB) using [Switch Set]B[GAIN L]/[GAIN M]/[GAIN H] in
the [Camera Function] menu. (A Page 66)
● Boosting the sensitivity causes the screen to appear
grainier.
ADJ./VOL
OFF
4 Confirm the shutter speed value.
● Press the [ADJ./VOL.] knob.
● Doing so exits the adjustment mode and the shutter speed is
displayed.
ADJ./VOL
ND
FILTER
ON
ACCESS
CAM
MEDIA
OIS
Set the camera recorder to the Full Auto shooting mode to
activate the Auto Gain Control mode (AAGCB fixed). The gain
of the video amplifier is automatically set according to the
brightness of the object.
In this case, the [GAIN] switch on the camera recorder is
disabled.
Memo :
● When Program AE is set to [Twilight], the automatic gain
mode is disabled and gain value is automatically set to
A0dBB.
[SHUTTER]
OPEN
SHUTTER
REC
AE ±
[ADJ./VOL.]
Knob
PUSH
CLOSE
ADJ./ VOL.
Automatic Gain Mode (Automatic Gain
Adjustment)
DC
Note :
● When in the Lolux mode, shutter speed cannot be adjusted
manually.
Setting values
Frame rate 60
1/3.75, 1/7.5, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100,
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
Frame rate 50
1/3.13, 1/6.25, 1/12.5, 1/25, 1/50, 1/80, 1/120,
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
Frame rate 24
1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
Setting shutter speed to AUTO
1 Press the [SHUTTER] button twice to clear the display.
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Shooting
Adjusting the Aperture
Setting the Photometry Area
Applicable to: Manual shooting mode M
Applicable to: Manual shooting mode M
The aperture value (F-number) of the lens can be set as
follows.
● Brightness of a specific area can be corrected
automatically to the optimal state by selecting one of the
three photometry areas indicated by the frames on the
screen or the area of the entire screen.
● Set using [AE Area] in the [Camera Function] menu.
● When the entire screen is selected in [AE Area], the brightness
of the entire screen is automatically adjusted to an optimal level.
1 Set to the Manual shooting mode.
F-number
Description
Decrease
The subject appears brighter.
The focused range becomes sharper, while the
background is blurred to produce a soft image.
Increase
The subject appears darker.
Background of image becomes focused as well.
1 Set to the Manual shooting mode.
2 Set to the aperture adjustment mode.
● Press the [IRIS A/M] button to set to the Manual Iris mode.
● The current F-number is displayed.
2 Display the photometry area setting screen. (A Page 65)
● The [AE Area] screen in the [Camera Function] menu opens.
● Photometry area frames are displayed at the center of the
screen.
• Select a photometry area from the left, center, and right
frames on the screen or the entire screen.
IRIS A/M
3 Set the F-number.
Photometry Area
Frame (Green)
● Turn the iris dial.
● The selected F-number is displayed.
ND
FILTER
ON
USER1
USER2
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
3 Select a photometry area.
FOCUS
ZOOM
OFF
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
BAPRST-
A
B
[IRIS A/M]
Iris Dial
Setting values
F1.8 - F8.0 (14 steps)
The open F-number of the aperture varies according to the zoom
position.
Wide [W] end : F1.8
Tele [T] end : F2.8
1/3-step display when zooming to the tele [T] end
When the aperture is set to F1.8 at the [W] end of the zoom range,
the aperture value may fall below the open F-number when zoomed
to the [T] end. In this case, the aperture value is not fixed, but
changes according to the open F-number of the respective zoom
positions. The F-number nearest to the open F-number is displayed
in 1/3 steps. (F1.8, F2.0, F2.2, F2.5, F2.8)
Setting aperture to AUTO
1 While in the Manual Iris mode, press the [IRIS A/M]
button to set to the Auto Iris mode.
● Select a photometry area by pushing the set lever up/down
or to the left/right.
● When the entire screen is selected, push the lever to the left/
right to select the left/right photometry area frame, or up/
down to select the center photometry area frame.
● When any of the left/center/right photometry area frame is
selected, push up or down to select the entire screen.
4 Confirm the photometry area.
● Press the center of the set lever.
● The confirmed photometry area is displayed, and the
photometry area icon appears in white. (except when the
entire screen is selected)
● Brightness within the frame is always automatically
corrected to an optimal level.
Locking the brightness of the photometry area
1 Press the center of the set lever for 1 second or longer while
setting the photometry area or after confirming the setting.
● The photometry area frame disappears, and a lock icon (L)
appears.
● The automatically corrected brightness within the
photometry area is locked. (AE Lock)
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Displaying the Color Bars
Applicable to: Manual shooting mode M
Displays the color bars on the screen and starts recording.
(See below)
1 Set to the Manual shooting mode.
2 Display the color bars.
There are two ways to display the color bars.
A Set [Bars] in the [Camera Function] menu to AOnB.
(A Page 65)
B Assign the color bars function to a user button and press
the button. ( A Page 19, 66 )
* Set [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch
Set]B[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/
[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/6] to ABarsB. (A Page 66)
● The color bars appears.
Adjusting the Camera Image
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
The picture quality of the camera can be set using the
[Camera Process] menu.
As the adjustments are shown on the screen, you can adjust
the values while checking the picture quality on the camera.
●
●
●
●
●
[Detail]
[Knee]
[Gamma]
[Color Matrix]
[Color Gain]
Memo :
● For details of the respective items, see the [Camera
Process] menu. (A Page 67)
Using the Image Stabilizer
Memo :
● The color bars will not appear when in the Full Auto
shooting mode, when the [Program AE] selection screen
is displayed, and when [System Definition] is set to ASD
(DV)B.
Clearing the color bars display
1 Set [Bars] in the [Camera Function] menu to AOffB.
Alternatively, press the user button that is set as ABarsB.
Memo :
● You can also cancel the color bars display by performing
the following operations.
• Open the menu screen.
• Set to a mode other than Camera mode.
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
Reduces blurring of images due to camera shake.
1 Check whether the image stabilizer feature is turned ON
or OFF.
● Image stabilizer OFF icon on status display: Image
stabilizer feature OFF
● No image stabilizer OFF icon on status display: Image
stabilizer feature ON
Recording the color bar
When the [Camera Resolution], [Frame & Bit Rate] menu is
as below, the color bar can be recorded.
[Camera
Resolution]
[Frame & Bit Rate]
1920x1080
60i(HQ), 30p(HQ), 50i(HQ), 25p(HQ),
24p(HQ)
1280x720
60p(HQ), 60p(SP), 30p(HQ), 30p(SP),
50p(HQ), 50p(SP), 25p(HQ), 25p(SP),
24p(HQ), 24p(SP)
2 Press the [OIS] button to turn ON the image stabilizer
feature.
(when image stabilizer feature is OFF)
OIS
● The image stabilizer feature switches between ON and OFF
with every press of the [OIS] button.
• OFF : Use this setting when the camera recorder is
secured, such as when using a tripod.
• ON : Reduces blurring of images due to camera shake.
Memo :
● Correction by this feature may not be sufficient when
camera shake is too strong.
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Audio Recording
Selecting [CH-2] audio
Configure the [CH-2 INPUT] switch.
● [INPUT1]: Inputs the audio from the [INPUT1] terminal to
[CH-2].
● [INPUT2]: Inputs the audio from the [INPUT2] terminal to
[CH-2].
Memo :
Applicable to: Camera mode
There are two ways to input audio sound.
● The audio from the [INPUT1] terminal is input to [CH-1]
regardless of the setting.
A Built-in microphone
B [INPUT1] terminal / [INPUT2] terminal
● The priority order of the input is in the sequence of B > A.
● To use the built-in microphone, remove the audio unit cable
from the [AUDIO IN] terminal.
Selecting the audio input to the [INPUT1] or
[INPUT2] terminal
Configure the [AUDIO INPUT 1/2] switch.
[LINE]
Use this setting when connecting to an audio
device or other equipment.
[MIC]
Use this setting when connecting to a
dynamic microphone.
[MIC+48V]
Use this setting when connecting to a
microphone that requires a +48 V power
supply (phantom microphone), or when using
the supplied microphone.
B[INPUT1/INPUT2] Terminals
A Built-in Microphone
Audio Unit Cable
REMOTE
Caution :
● When connecting a device that does not require a +48 V
power supply, make sure that it is not set to the [MIC+48V]
position.
Setting the Reference Audio Recording
Level
Adjusting the audio recording level
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
Select a method for adjusting the audio recording level.
● Configure the [CH1/CH2 AUDIO SELECT] switch.
● Select whether to set each channel to the [AUTO] or
[MANUAL] mode.
Set using [Record Set] menu B[Audio
Set]B[Audio Ref. Level]. (A-20dBB/A-12dBB)
[AUTO]
: Use this setting to enable the auto
adjustment mode.
[MANUAL]
: Use this setting to enable the manual
adjustment mode. Adjust the audio
recording level using the [CH1/CH2 AUDIO
LEVEL] knob.
(A Page 65)
Using the Built-in Microphone
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
[CH1/CH2 AUDIO SELECT] Switch
Setting the input level.
INPUT1
INPUT2
CH-1
CH-2
AUDIO
SELECT
- LINE - MIC MIC+48V
INPUT1
0 1 23
Set using [Record Set] menu B[Audio Set]B[Internal Mic
Level]. (A Page 65)
CH-2 INPUT AUDIO INPUT
2 3 45
AUTO MANUAL
[CH-2 INPUT]
Switch
INPUT2
AUTO MANUAL
[AUDIO INPUT 1/2] Switch
[CH1/CH2 AUDIO LEVEL] Knob
Using an External Microphone Connected to
the [INPUT1/INPUT2] Terminal
Applicable to: Full Auto shooting mode A, Manual shooting
mode M
Reducing Wind Noise
Preparation: Connect a microphone to the [INPUT1/INPUT2]
terminal.
(A Page 15)
Wind noise for each microphone can be reduced.
Terminal
Audio Input
[INPUT1]
Input to [CH1(L)] at all times. Input to [CH2(R)] can be
enabled using the [CH-2 INPUT] switch.
[INPUT2]
Input to [CH2(R)] can be enabled using the [CH-2
INPUT] switch.
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Menu setting
Set [Record Set] menu B[Audio Set]B[Input1 Mic Wind
Cut]/[Input2 Mic Wind Cut]/[Internal Mic Wind Cut] to
AOnB. (A Page 65)
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Monitoring Audio Sound
Using a Headphone
Time Code Recording
Setting
Applicable to: Camera mode
Applicable to: Camera mode, Media mode
1 Connect the headphone.
Connect the headphone to the headphone (
) jack.
Displaying the Time Code/User’s Bit
Menu setting
1 Set [LCD/VF] menu B[Status Display]B[TC/UB] to ATCB
or AUBB. (A Page 72)
● ATCB: Displays the time code.
● AUBB: Displays the user’s bit.
Time Code
REMOTE
Headphone Jack
2 Set the headphone sound to mixed sound or stereo
sound.
Set using [Audio Monitor] in the [A/V Out] menu.
(AMixB/AStereoB) (A Page 73)
3 Adjust the headphone’s audio level. (Linked to built-in
speaker)
Operate with the [ADJ./VOL.] knob.
Recording the Time Code
The time code of the camera recorder’s built-in time code
generator as well as user’s bit can be recorded. The time
code generator comes in the preset and regeneration
modes. When in the preset mode, you can set the time code
and user’s bit freely. (A Page 40)
Recording time code and user’s bit in the preset
mode
1 Set [TC Generator] in the [TC/UB] menu to ARec RunB or
OIS
OPEN
AFree RunB. (A Page 69)
ACCESS
CAM
MEDIA
SHUTTER
REC
AE ±
[ADJ./VOL.]
Knob
Memo :
PUSH
ADJ./ VOL.
CLOSE
DC
● The built-in speaker is usable only in the Media mode. Audio
is not output from the built-in speaker during Camera mode.
● Audio level in the Camera mode and Media mode can be
adjusted separately.
● When in the Media mode, the volume of the headphone and
speaker are adjusted at the same time.
● The built-in speaker cannot be used when the [HDMI]
terminal, [A/V Out] terminal, or headphone jack is
connected.
● ARec RunB:The time code operates in the run mode only
during recording.
● AFree RunB:The time code operates in the run mode at all
times.
Recording time code in continuation of the
recorded time code on the SDHC/SDXC card
1 Set [TC Generator] in the [TC/UB] menu to ARegenB.
(A Page 69)
Memo :
● When recording is stopped and the SDHC/SDXC card is
removed, the time code will be displayed as follows.
ARec RunB
: Time code generated when the recording
was last stopped.
ARegenB
: Sets to 00:00:00:00.
AFree RunB : Operates in the run mode at all times.
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Time Code Recording
Setting (continued)
4 Select [TC Preset] and press the center of the set
lever.
The time code preset screen appears.
Presetting the Time Code/User’s Bit
The time code and user’s bit can be set in the [TC/UB] menu.
(A Page 69)
There are two ways to display the [TC/UB] menu.
Cursor
A Display the menu screen using the [MENU/THUMB]
button, then select the [TC/UB] menu. (A Page 58)
B Assign the ATC/UBB function to a user button and press
the button. ( A Page 19, 66 )
* Set [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch
Set]B[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/
[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/6] to ATC/UBB. (A Page 66)
Setting the time code
1 Use the method above to display the [TC/UB] menu.
During non-drop frame
[TC Preset] Screen
(During drop frame)
5 Set the time code (hour, minute, second, frame).
● Push the set lever up or down to change the setting value.
● Push the set lever to the left or right to jump to the next digit.
2 Set the run mode of the time code generator.
Set [TC Generator] to ARec RunB or AFree RunB.
(A Page 69)
● ARec RunB:The time code operates in the run mode only
during recording.
● AFree RunB:The time code operates in the run mode at all
times.
3 Set the framing mode of the time code generator.
Set [Drop Frame] to ANon DropB or ADropB. (A Page 69)
● ANon DropB : The time code generator operates in the
non-drop frame mode. Use this setting when
placing emphasis on the number of frames.
● ADropB
: The time code generator operates in the
drop frame mode. Use this setting when
placing emphasis on the recording time.
Memo :
● ADropB cannot be set when [Record Format]B[Frame &
Bit Rate] in the [Record Set] menu is set to 50, 25, or 24.
Memo :
● Press the [USER2] button to set all digits to “0”.
6 Confirm the time code setting.
● Press the center of the set lever.
● Returns to the [TC/UB] menu.
Closing the menu screen
1 Press [MENU/THUMB].
The normal screen is displayed.
MENU/
THUMB
Presetting the user’s bit
1 Select [UB Preset] in the [TC/UB] menu. (A
Page 69)
The method for setting the user’s bit is the same as the
method for setting the time code.
An alphanumeric character between 0 to 9 and A to F can be
specified for each digit.
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Protecting Important
Scenes (OK Mark Function)
Splitting the Clips Freely
(Clip Cutter Trig)
Applicable to: Camera mode
Applicable to: Camera mode
You can append OK marks to the clips for important scenes.
Clips appended with OK marks cannot be deleted, thus
protecting the important clips.
You can split the clips freely without having to stop recording
during shooting.
1 Assign the AClip Cutter TrigB function to any of the user
Appending OK Marks During Recording
buttons.
1 Assign the AOK MarkB function to any of the user
Set [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch
Set]B[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/[ZEBRA/
5]/[REC/6] to AClip Cutter TrigB. (A Page 66)
buttons.
● Set [Main Menu]B[Camera Function]B[Switch
Set]B[USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/[ZEBRA/
5]/[REC/6] to AOK MarkB. (A Page 66)
● Append or delete the [OK] mark with every press of the user
button that is assigned the function.
● When an OK mark is appended, AOKB appears at the top left
of the status screen on the viewfinder/LCD monitor.
( A Page 56, 82 )
2 Press the user button that is assigned with AClip
Cutter TrigB during shooting.
[CLIP CUT] appears and the clip is split.
AOKB Mark
STATUS 1 Screen
Memo :
STATUS 1 Screen
Memo :
● Clips appended with [OK Mark] cannot be deleted from
the camera recorder using [Delete Clip]. However, they
will be deleted when the SDHC/SDXC card is formatted.
● When the camera recorder is in Media mode, you can delete
the [OK] marks appended during recording, or append/
delete [OK] marks after shooting.
( A Page 56 [Appending and Deleting OK Marks])
● When the write-protect switch on the SDHC/SDXC card is
set (
is displayed), [OK] marks cannot be appended/
deleted.
● Clips cannot be split again for a few seconds after the
operation is performed.
● This item cannot be used when [Slot Mode] is set to
ABackupB. (A Page 64)
● This item cannot be used when [Rec Mode] is set to a value
other than ANormalB or APre RecB. (A Page 64)
● The split clips are recorded seamlessly without interruptions
in the video/audio.
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2 Start recording.
Dual Rec
● Load recordable media to both slots, and press any of the
[REC] buttons.
● In the Dual Rec mode, recording to the media in both slots
starts at the same time.
● Both the card slot marks turn red, and the status indicators
of both the card slots also blink in green.
Applicable to: Camera mode
If both the slots are loaded with recordable cards in the
factory default ([Slot Mode] is set to ASeriesB), pressing the
[REC] button starts recording only to the media in the
selected slot. When the remaining space in the selected
media runs out, recording continues by automatically
activating the media in the other slot.
If both the slots are loaded with recordable cards in the Dual
Rec mode ([Slot Mode] is set to ADualB), pressing the [REC]
button starts recording simultaneously to the media in both
the slots.
The clips recorded to the media in both the slots are
identical, and two clips of the same content can be created
only on this camera recorder. ( A Page 64 [Slot Mode])
Lights up in red
STATUS 1 Screen
W
3 Stop recording.
[REC/6]
REC / 6
[REC]
White
OIIS
MENU/
THUMB
● Press the [REC] button again.
● Recording to both slots stops, and both the card slot marks
turn white.
● The same clips are recorded to both cards.
SHUTTER
PR
REC
RA M A
OG
AE ±
ADJ./ VOL.
E
REC
PUSH
T
W
DC
A
B
Slot Status Indicator
[REC]
STATUS 1 Screen
Memo :
Setting to Dual Rec mode
1 Set [Slot Mode] in the [Main Menu]B[Record Set] menu to
ADualB. (A Page 64)
A ADUALB display appears on the status display screen.
ADUALB Display
STATUS 1 Screen
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● During recording in the Dual Rec mode to two cards with a
different amount of remaining space, if the space of one
card runs out, recording to both slots will stop
automatically. After recording stops, recording
automatically resumes for the card with remaining space.
Although the clips are separated in this case, the clips can
be seamlessly joined by arranging them on the timeline of
the editing software since they are recorded seamlessly.
● If the last clip on the cards that are loaded to the two slots
are different from each other, and the time code operating
mode is set to ARegenB, the Regen mode for the selected
card slot will be enabled in the next recording.
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Backup Rec
Applicable to: Camera mode
The Backup Rec mode allows you to make use of the media
in slot B for backup recording by controlling the starting and
stopping of recording in slot B without using the [REC]
button.
Start or stop the recording using [Main Menu]B[Record
Set]B[Backup Rec] or press the user button that is assigned
with ABackup TrigB. ( A Page 64, 66 )
Slot B
Recording starts
Slot A
(Normal
recording)
Slot B
(Backup
recording)
Slot A
Recording
stops
Slot A
Recording
starts
Slot B
Recording
stops
Clip 2
Clip 1
Clip 2
Clip 3
Memo :
W
● During the Backup Rec mode (when [Slot Mode] is set to
ABackupB), you can control recording to the 2 slots at
different timings, and backup recording can only be
performed on this camera recorder.
( A Page 64 [Slot Mode])
● You can record without worrying about missing the important
scenes by setting slot B to be always recording (backup
recording) and using the [REC] button to start/stop recording
of only the required scenes in slot A.
● It is recommended to use a media with high capacity in
slot B.
[REC/6]
REC / 6
[REC]
OIIS
MENU/
THUMB
SHUTTER
PR
REC
AE ±
RA M A
OG
W
REC
PUSH
T
ADJ./ VOL.
● To perform recording in the Dual Rec mode, it is
recommended that you start recording by making use of two
cards with the same capacity and from the formatted state.
● You can combine the use of the Dual Rec mode with a
special recording mode. While in the Dual Rec mode, you
can also set [Rec Mode] to ANormalB, APre RecB, AClip
ContinuousB, AFrame RecB, or AInterval RecB.
( A Page 45 [Special Recording])
( A Page 64 [Rec Mode])
● When both the slots are loaded with recordable cards, the
Dual Rec (simultaneous recording) operation can be
performed. If a recordable media is only loaded to one of the
slots, you can also start recording with one card.
● In the Dual Rec mode, continuous recording by switching
from one slot to another cannot be performed. Continuous
recording will not be performed if a recordable media is
loaded to a slot after recording to the other slot has started.
● When recording to one slot is in progress with the recorder
set to the Dual Rec mode, loading a recordable media to the
other slot does not enable the Dual Rec operation. To
perform the Dual Rec operation, stop recording temporarily
(excluding pausing recording in the Clip Continuous Rec
mode), and start again.
● When one of the cards is accidentally removed while the
Dual Rec operation is in progress, recording to the card in
the other slot will continue. However, repair of the
accidentally removed card by the recovery function may fail.
● If an error occurs on one of the cards while the Dual Rec
operation is in progress, recording of the erroneous card
stops, while that of the other card continues.
● Operations on clips recorded in the Dual Rec mode, such as
clip deletion in the Media mode or appending of OK marks,
can only be performed on the card in the selected slot.
E
Note :
DC
A
B
Slot Status Indicator
[REC]
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Backup Rec (continued)
4 Stop normal recording.
1 Set [Slot Mode] in the [Main Menu]B[Record Set] menu to
● Press any of the [REC] buttons again.
● Recording to slot A stops, and the card slot mark of slot A
turns white (unselected state).
● The characters ARECB (red) changes back to ASTBYB
(white).
● The status indicator of slot A goes out.
ABackupB. (A Page 64)
White (unselected state)
A ABACKUPB display appears on the status display screen.
ABACKUPB Display
5 Stop backup recording.
STATUS 1 Screen
2 Start backup recording. (Backup recording in slot B)
● Select [REC] in [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Backup Rec]
and press the center of the set lever. (A Page 64)
(You can also press the user button that is assigned with
ABackup TrigB. (A Page 66))
● Backup recording into slot B starts. (The characters
ABACKUPB appear in red.)
● The card slot mark of slot B turns red (selected state), and
the status indicator of slot B also blinks in green.
Red
Red (selected state)
3 Start normal recording. (Normal recording in slot A)
● Press any of the [REC] buttons.
● Recording into the media in slot A starts. (The characters
ARECB appear in red.)
● The card icon of slot A turns red (unselected state), and the
status indicator of slot A also blinks in green.
Red (unselected state)
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● Select [STBY] in [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Backup Rec]
and press the center of the set lever. (A Page 64)
(You can also press the user button that is assigned with
ABackup TrigB or ARec StopB. (A Page 66))
● Recording to slot B stops, and the card slot mark of slot B
turns white (unselected state).
● The characters ABACKUPB changes back to white.
● The status indicator of slot B lights up in green.
White
Memo :
● During backup recording, if the space of one card runs
out, recording stops only for the card that is full.
● When recording to both slots is stopped, recording in the
Regen mode will be enabled for the card slot in which
recording started.
● When recording is started in the other slot while recording to
one slot, the clip being recorded is split and simultaneous
recording to the other card starts.
● When recording is stopped for either slot A or B while
recording to both slots, the clip on the slot which is still
recording is split.
● Although the clips are separated in this case, the clips can
be seamlessly joined by arranging them on the timeline of
the editing software since they are recorded seamlessly.
● Clip Cutter Trig cannot be performed during backup
recording. (A Page 41)
● When [Slot Mode] is set to ABackupB, [Rec Mode] can
only be set to ANormalB. (A Page 64)
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Special Recording
Clip Continuous Rec
In normal recording, when the recording stops, the image,
audio, and accompanying data from the start till the end of
the recording are recorded as one AclipB on the SDHC/
SDXC card.
This mode allows you to consolidate several rounds of Astartstop recordingB into one clip.
Applicable to: Camera mode
Besides the normal recording mode, four special recording
methods are available in this camera recorder. They are Pre
Rec, Clip Continuous Rec, Frame Rec, and Interval Rec.
Select the mode from [Rec Mode] in the [Record Set] menu.
* Set using [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Rec Mode].
(A Page 64)
Example : In normal recording, three clips are generated as
Recording 1, Recording 2, and Recording 3.
However, recording in this mode generates only
one clip.
Press [REC]
(Recording starts)
Press [REC]
(Recording resumes)
Press [REC]
(Recording pauses)
Pre Rec
When starting actual recording while the camera recorder is
in Recording Standby (STBYP) mode, you can start
recording about 5 seconds earlier.
Using Pre Rec allows you to record a complete event without
missing the initial scenes even if you start the recording late.
Recording 1
Completed Clip
(Recorded video and audio)
Press [REC]
(Recording resumes)
Press [REC]
(Recording pauses)
Recording 2
Press [REC]
(Recording stops)
Recording 3
Completed Clip
(Recorded video and audio)
Recording 1 Recording 2 Recording 3
Recording starts
5 seconds earlier
Press [REC]
(Recording starts)
1 Set [Rec Mode] to APre RecB. (A
1 Set [Rec Mode] to AClip ContinuousB.
Press [REC]
(Recording stops)
Page 64)
● Set [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Rec Mode] to APre RecB.
● The status display changes from ASTBYBBASTBYPB.
2 Press the [REC] button to start recording in Pre Rec
mode.
● Set [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Rec Mode] to AClip
ContinuousB. (A Page 64)
● The status display changes from ASTBYBBASTBYCB.
2 Start recording. (Recording 1)
● Press the [REC] button to start recording in Clip Continuous
mode.
● The status display changes from ASTBYCBBARECCB and
the card slot status indicator blinks in green.
● The status display changes from ASTBYPBBARECPB and
the card slot status indicator blinks in green.
● Press the [REC] button again to pause recording. The
display changes from ARECPBBASTBYPB and the card
slot status indicator lights up in green.
3 Pause recording.
Note :
Memo :
● When the interval between start and stop recording is short,
ASTBYPB may not be displayed immediately after recording
is complete.
ARECPBBASTBYPB (STBY blinks in red) B ASTBYPB is
displayed.
● When the SDHC/SDXC card becomes full during recording,
recording stops and ASTOPB is displayed.
● Video and audio before the above mentioned time may not
be recorded after recording starts in the following cases.
• Immediately after power on
• Immediately after recording stops
• Immediately after switching from Media mode to
Camera mode
• Immediately after setting [Rec Mode]
• Immediately after the end of Clip Review
• Immediately after changing file format
• Immediately after changing video format
● Press the [REC] button again to pause recording. The
display changes from ARECCBBASTBYCB (yellow text).
● The card slot status indicator continues to blink in green.
● When the user button assigned with ARec StopB is pressed
while the camera recorder is paused (STBYC), the display
changes from ASTBYCB (yellow text) BASTBYCB (blinking
yellow text) BASTBYCB (white text). A AclipB is generated.
The card slot status indicator lights up in green. (A Page 19)
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Shooting
Special Recording
(continued)
Frame Rec
Clip Continuous Rec (continued)
In normal recording, when the recording stops, the image and
accompanying data from the start till the end of the recording
are recorded as one AclipB on the SDHC/SDXC card.
In this mode, recording starts with every press of [REC], and
only the specfied number of frames is recorded. The
recording can be written to the media as a single clip until it
is stopped.
4 Resume recording. (Recording 2)
Memo :
● Press the [REC] button again to resume recording. The
display changes from ASTBYCB (yellow text) BARECCB.
● The card slot status indicator continues to blink in green.
5 Pause recording.
● Press the [REC] button again to pause recording. The
display changes from ARECCBBASTBYCB (yellow text).
● The card slot status indicator continues to blink in green.
6 Resume recording. (Recording 3)
● Press the [REC] button again to resume recording. The
display changes from ASTBYCB (yellow text) BARECCB.
● The card slot status indicator continues to blink in green.
7 Press and hold the [REC] button or press the user
● Audio cannot be recorded.
● Until a specified amount of recordings is accumulated, the
file will not be written to the media.
● If the specified amount is not reached when recording is
stopped, normal recording is performed and frames are
added to the ending of the clip until the amount is
reached. (Padding)
● After the specified number of frames is recorded and written
to the media, recording will be performed until the same
number is accumulated again.
Press [REC]
(Frame Rec starts)
Press and hold [REC]
(Frame Rec stops)
Press [REC]
Recording resumes
Press [REC]
Recording resumes
button that is assigned with ARec StopB to stop the
recording. (A Page 19)
● Recording stops and the display changes from
ARECCBBASTBYCB. A AclipB is generated.
● The card slot status indicator lights up in green.
8 Press the [REC] button again.
● The status display changes from ASTBYCBBARECCB and
the card slot status indicator blinks in green.
● A new AclipB is generated from here.
Pause
Pause
Pause
Normal recording
(Padding data)
Recording of specified number of frames in [Rec Frames]
Actual clip recorded to media
Memo :
● The following operations cannot be performed while
recording is paused (STBYC, yellow text).
• Clip Review operation (A Page 28)
• Switching SDHC/SDXC card slots
• Switching operation mode (A Page 13)
Note :
● Do not remove the SDHC/SDXC card during recording
(RECC, red text) or recording pause (STBYC, yellow text).
● To remove the SDHC/SDXC card in AClip ContinuousB
mode, press the user button assigned with ARec StopB or
press and hold the [REC] button, check that ASTBYCB
(white text) is displayed and the card slot status indicator is
lighted in green before you remove the card.
● When the SDHC/SDXC card becomes full during recording,
recording stops and ASTOPB is displayed.
● When the power is turned off during recording or recording
pause, recording stops and power is cut off after a clip is
generated.
● If the power is cut off due to low battery power, a proper clip
may not be generated.
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Specified amount of data
1 Set [Rec Mode] to AFrame RecB.
● Set [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Rec Mode] to AFrame
RecB. (A Page 64)
● The status display changes from ASTBYBBASTBYFB.
2 Set the number of frames to record in [Rec Frames].
Set using [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Rec Frames].
(A Page 64)
3 Start recording.
● Press the [REC] button to record only the number of frames
specified in [Rec Frames] and pause.
● The status display changes from
ASTBYFBBARECFBBASTBYFB (yellow text).
● The card slot status indicator blinks in green.
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4 Repeat Frame Rec.
2 Set the number of frames to record in [Rec Frames].
● Press the [REC] button again to record only the number of
frames specified in [Rec Frames] and pause.
● The status display changes from
ASTBYFBBARECFBBASTBYFB (yellow text).
● Frame Rec continues until the recording is stopped (step 5).
5 Press and hold the [REC] button or press the user
button that is assigned with ARec StopB to stop the
recording. (A Page 19)
● The card slot status indicator lights up in green.
Interval Rec
In normal recording, when the recording stops, the image and
accompanying data from the start till the end of the recording
are recorded as one AclipB on the SDHC/SDXC card.
In this mode, recording and pause are performed repeatedly
at the specified time interval. Only the specfied number of
frames is recorded.
The recording can be written to the media as a single clip
until it is stopped.
Memo :
● Audio cannot be recorded.
● Until a specified amount of recordings is accumulated, the
file will not be written to the media.
● After the specified number of frames is recorded and written
to the media, recording will be performed until the same
number is accumulated again.
● If the specified amount is not reached when recording is
stopped, normal recording is performed and frames are
added to the ending of the clip until the amount is
reached. (Padding)
Press [REC]
(Interval Rec starts)
Set using [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Rec Frames].
(A Page 64)
3 Set the time interval to start recording in [Rec
Interval].
Set using [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Rec Interval].
(A Page 64)
4 Start recording.
● Press the [REC] button to record only the number of frames
specified in [Rec Frames] and pause.
● After the specified time in [Rec Interval] has passed,
recording starts again to record only the number of frames
specified in [Rec Frames] and pause.
● Interval Rec continues until the recording is stopped.
● The status display changes from
ASTBYIBBARECIBBASTBYIB (red text)
BARECIBBASTBYIB (red text).
● The card slot status indicator blinks in green.
5 Press the [REC] button or the user button that is
assigned with ARec StopB to stop the recording.
● The card slot status indicator lights up in green.
● The status display is ASTBYIB.
Press [REC]
(Interval Rec stops)
Recording resumes
Recording resumes
Interval specified in
[Rec Interval]
Interval specified in
[Rec Interval]
Pause
Pause
Pause
Normal recording
(Padding data)
Recording of specified number of frames in [Rec Frames]
Actual clip recorded to media
Specified amount of data
1 Set [Rec Mode] to AInterval RecB.
● Set [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Rec Mode] to AInterval
RecB. (A Page 64)
● The status display changes from ASTBYBBASTBYIB.
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Playback
Playing Back Recorded Clips
To play back clips recorded on SDHC/SDXC cards, switch to
the Media mode.
Fix the [CAM/MEDIA] switch to the ACAM/MEDIAB position
for 1 second or longer in Camera mode to enter Media mode.
A thumbnail screen of the clips recorded on the SDHC/
SDXC card is displayed.
You can play back the selected clip on the thumbnail screen.
Memo :
● When an SDHC/SDXC card without any clips is inserted,
ANo ClipsB is displayed.
Use the operation buttons on the side control panel of the
camera recorder to operate the thumbnail screen.
B
USER1
USER2
Preparation: Insert an SDHC/SDXC card, and select the
card slot.
1 Changing the video format to play back
Menu setting (A Page 63)
[File Format]
: For selecting the format of the
recorded file.
[Camera Resolution] : For selecting the image size.
[Frame & Bit Rate] : For selecting the frame rate and bit
rate.
2 Set to the Media mode.
● The thumbnail screen appears.
● The thumbnails of the clips that can be played back using
the current video format are displayed.
Operation Buttons
A
Playing Back Videos from the Thumbnail
Screen
Slot Used
File Format
Video Format
Current Clip Number/
Total Number of Clips
1080/50i
Unknown
T PR
R AM A
OG
E
C
D
E
MENU/
THUMB
W
Cursor (Selected thumbnail)
REC
Clips that are not supported
Name
Description
A [USER1] Button
Appends (or deletes) an OK mark on
the selected clip.
B [USER2] Button
Deletes the selected clip.
C [MENU/THUMB]
Displays the thumbnail screen menu.
Press this button to close the menu
screen during menu display and return
to the normal screen.
Button
D Press the center
of the set lever.
E Up/Down/Left/
Right (JKH I) of
Set Lever
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Sets the values and items. (Confirm)
Plays back the selected clip.
J
K
H
I
:
:
:
:
Moves the cursor upward.
Moves the cursor downward.
Moves back to the previous item.
Moves forward to the next item.
(To enter sub-menus or display
pop-up menus.)
Clips not playable using the
current video format
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1 Select a clip.
Push the set lever up/down or to the left/right to move the
cursor to the thumbnail you want to play.
2 Play the clip.
● Press the center of the set lever.
● The selected clip is played back.
During Forward Search (N)
B Push to the
right
The search speed changes each time
this is pushed. (2 steps)
C Push to the
left
Reverse Search
D Push upward
Plays from the beginning of the clip
E Push
downward
Plays from the beginning of the next clip
Press center
Playback
During Reverse Search (O)
Changing the mode during playback
B Push to the
right
Forward Search
To change the mode during playback, operate using the set
lever.
C Push to the
left
The search speed changes each time
this is pushed. (2 steps)
D Push upward
Plays from the beginning of the clip
E Push
downward
Plays from the beginning of the next clip
Press center
Playback
During Playback (I)
B Push to the
right
Forward Search
The speed changes each time this is
pushed. (2 steps)
C Push to the
left
Reverse Search
The speed changes each time this is
pushed. (2 steps)
D Push upward
● Plays from the beginning of the clip
● Plays from the beginning of the
previous clip with repeated operation
E Push
downward
● Plays from the beginning of the next
clip
● Switches to the still mode at the end of
the clip for the last clip
Press center
Memo :
● When frame-by-frame reverse playback is performed,
some frames may be missed.
● When a clip recorded in SD is in the still mode, the image
may be blurred.
Still
During Still Mode (W)
B Push to the
right
Forwards frame by frame
C Push to the
left
Reverses frame by frame
D Push upward
● Switches to the still mode at the
beginning of the clip
● Switches to the still mode at the
beginning of the previous clip with
repeated operation
E Push
downward
● Switches to the still mode at the
beginning of the next clip
● Switches to the still mode at the end of
the clip for the last clip
Press center
Playback
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Playback
Playing Back Recorded
Clips (continued)
Name
A Cursor
(continued)
Description
Example of the moving order of the cursor
(total 22 clips)
Thumbnail Screen
The thumbnail screen is available in “No Detailed Properties
(4x3 thumbnails)” and “Detailed Properties (4x1 thumbnails)”
displays.
Use the thumbnail menu [Detailed Properties] to switch
display. (A Page 53)
The first frame of the recorded clip on the SDHC/SDXC card
is displayed as the thumbnail.
Thumbnails are displayed in order of recording from the
oldest to most recent.
No Detailed Properties (4x3 Thumbnails)
Screen
Scrolls
page
B SDHC/
SDXC Card
D
E
F
G
C
B
H
I
C File Format
A
J
Name
A Cursor
50
Shows the file format of the currently
displayed clips.
Only clips with the resolution (AHD
(MPEG2)B or ASD (DV)B) selected in [System
Definition] are displayed. (A Page 63)
* Depends on the settings in [Record
Set]B[Record Format]B[File Format] on
the [Main Menu] screen. (A Page 63)
Description
Indicates the selected clip. Use the set lever
(JKH I) to move the cursor.
After power is turned on and SDHC/SDXC
card is inserted, or when the camera
recorder is switched to Media mode, the
cursor is positioned on top of the latest clip.
When the camera recorder changes to the
thumbnail screen during playback, the cursor
is positioned on the clip that was played
back. If you play back the same clip again, it
will continue from where it was left off.
The default position of the cursor when
SDHC/SDXC card slot is switched is on the
previously selected clip before the switch.
Displays the status of the inserted SDHC/
SDXC card, selected SDHC/SDXC card,
write-protect switch, and the need for
restoring.
Use the [SLOT SEL] button to switch slots.
Clips in slot A and B cannot be displayed at
the same time.
:Write-protect switch of the SDHC/SDXC
card in slot A is set.
:SDHC/SDXC card in slot B needs to be
restored or formatted, or is an
unsupported SDHC/SDXC card.
D Video
Format
Displays the video format (Camera
Resolution/Frame Rate) that allows playback
and thumbnail display.
Five types including [1080/60i, 30p, 24p],
[1080/50i, 25p], [720/60p, 30p, 24p], [720/
50p, 25p], [480/60i] (U model) and [576/50i]
(E model). Clips of other video formats are
represented in alternative display. Clips that
are in alternative display cannot be played
back with the current video format settings.
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Name
D Video Format
(continued)
Description
A
Name
B
I Clip Mark
Description
Displays clip information (properties).
A
B
C
1080/50i
A OK Mark
Clip is appended with OK mark.
Unknown
Memo :
A A clip with corrupted management
● Clips appended with OK marks cannot be
deleted on the camera recorder.
information. It cannot be played back
even if you press the playback button.
B Continued From Mark
B A clip that cannot be played back nor
This mark indicates that the current clip is
continued from another SDHC/SDXC card
when recording is divided and made on
several SDHC/SDXC cards.
displayed in thumbnail with the current
video format settings. It cannot be played
back even if you press the playback
button. The format of the clip is displayed.
C Continue Mark
* Depends on the settings in [Record
Set]B[Record Format]B[System
Definition], [Camera Resolution], and
[Frame & Bit Rate] items of the [Main
Menu] screen. (A Page 63)
E Number of
Clips
F Remaining
Battery
Power
G Scroll Bar
H Thumbnail
Text
Displays the [running number/total number of
clips] of the displayed clips.
(red): Less than 1 %
(red): 1 % to 20 %
(yellow): 21 % to 30 %
(yellow): 31 % to 40 %
(green): 41 % to 70 %
(green): 71 % to 100 %
: External power supply connected.
Indicates the scroll position.
When there is a black space below the scroll
bar (white), this indicates further pages.
When the scroll bar (white) is at the bottom,
this indicates the last page.
Displays the time code or date/time at the
start of clip recording. Date/time is displayed
in the local time of the shooting location.
Set whether to display ATCB or ADate/TimeB
in the thumbnail menu [Thumbnail Text].
(A Page 53)
Data/time display depends on the settings in
[LCD/VF]B[Status Display]B[Date Style] of
the [Main Menu] screen. (A Page 72)
Time is displayed in 24-hour display
regardless of the [Time Style] setting.
This mark indicates that the current clip will
continue to another SDHC/SDXC card when
recording is divided and made on several
SDHC/SDXC cards.
J Operation
Guide for the current operation buttons.
Guide
Plays back the selected clip.
Appends an OK mark to the selected clip
when the mark is not appended, or deletes
the OK mark from the selected clip when the
mark is appended. (A Page 56)
Memo :
● This is disabled when the SDHC/SDXC
card is locked. (Displayed in gray)
Deletes the selected clip.
(A Page 54)
Memo :
● This is disabled when the SDHC/SDXC
card is locked. (Displayed in gray)
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Playback
Playing Back Recorded
Clips (continued)
Name
C Detailed
Properties
Detailed Properties (4x1 Thumbnails)
Screen
A
Description
Shows the detailed properties of the selected
clip. The following information is displayed.
Clip Name
: Clip name
Record Format : Image size, frame rate, bit
rate
Rec Mode
: Displayed only in the
special recording modes
(not displayed in normal
recording mode)
TC
: Time code at the start and
end of recording
Duration
: Clip length
Creation Date : Date created
Memo :
● The information of time and date displays
in the following order, Year, Month, Date,
Time, Minute, Second and Time zone.
● A-B is the break character between Year,
Month and Date for each, and A:B is the
break character between Time, Minute
and Second for each, and ATB is the break
character Date and Time.
● AZB displays behind Time when Time zone
is set to AUTC+00:00B.
(Time and date display example)
In case of AUTC+00:00B 21:18:50 on June
24th in 2011 (Western European time
zone):
B
C
D
Name
A Cursor
Description
Indicates the selected clip. Use the set lever
(H I) to move the cursor.
After power is turned on and SDHC/SDXC
card is inserted, or when the camera
recorder is switched to Media mode, the
cursor is positioned on top of the latest clip.
When the camera recorder changes to the
thumbnail screen during playback, the cursor
is positioned on the clip that was played
back. If you play back the same clip again, it
will continue from where it was left off.
The default position of the cursor when
SDHC/SDXC card slot is switched is on the
previously selected clip before the switch.
Example of the moving order of the cursor
(total 6 clips)
A2011-06-24T21:18:50ZB
In case of AUTC-05:00B 10:13:15 on June
24th in 2011 (North American Eastern
time zone).
A2011-06-2410:13:15-05:00B
D Operation
Guide for the current operation buttons.
Guide
Plays back the selected clip.
Appends an OK mark to the selected clip
when the mark is not appended, or deletes
the OK mark from the selected clip when the
mark is appended. (A Page 56)
Memo :
● This is disabled when the SDHC/SDXC
card is locked. (Displayed in gray)
Scrolls page
B Scroll Bar
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Indicates the scroll position.
When there is a black space on the right of
the scroll bar (white), this indicates further
pages.
When the scroll bar (white) is at the right end,
this indicates the last page.
Deletes the selected clip.
(A Page 54)
Memo :
● This is disabled when the SDHC/SDXC
card is locked. (Displayed in gray)
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Thumbnail Menu
Press the [MENU/THUMB] button during thumbnail display
to display the thumbnail menu.
Press the [MENU/THUMB] button during menu display to
cancel the settings and exit the menu.
Thumbnail Menu
Sub-Menu
Thumbnail Menu Screen
Item
Function
Media info
Displays the information screen of the SDHC/
SDXC card.
Detailed
Properties
For selecting the display method of the
thumbnail screen.
If a check is selected, the thumbnail screen will
be displayed as [Detailed Properties (4x1
Thumbnail) Screen]. (A Page 52)
Thumbnail
Text...
For selecting the display method for the
thumbnail text on the thumbnail screen.
TC
Displays the recording start time code at the
thumbnail text display area (below the
thumbnail).
Date/Time
Displays the recording start date/time at the
thumbnail text display area (below the
thumbnail).
Delete Clip...
For deleting clips. (A Page 54)
Memo :
● This item cannot be selected when ANo
MediaB or ANo ClipB is displayed in [Delete
Clip].
One Clip
Deletes the selected clip.
All Clips
Deletes all clips that are displayed.
Main Menu...
Opens the [Main Menu] screen. (A Page 62)
Exit
Exits and closes the menu.
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Playback
Deleting Clips
During Thumbnail Screen
Deleting with [USER2] button
1 Select the clip to delete.
Select the clip to delete with the set lever (JKH I).
For deleting clips.
[USER2] Button
USER1
USER2
1
MENU/
THUMB
T
PR
R AM A
OG
W
E
[MENU/THUMB]
Button
Set Lever
(JKH I)
REC
Memo :
● Clips appended with OK marks cannot be deleted on the
camera recorder.
● Clips that are set as read-only on a PC can be deleted on
the camera recorder.
2 Press the [USER2] button.
A screen to confirm deletion appears.
3 Select [Delete] using the set lever (JK), and press the
center of the set lever.
Deleting starts.
Deleting One Clip
3
You can delete a selected clip with any of the following
operations.
A Press [USER2] button when menu is not displayed.
B Perform [Delete Clip]B[One Clip] in thumbnail menu.
Memo :
● A clip cannot be deleted with the [USER2] button and menu
operation ([Delete Clip]B[One Clip]) under the following
situations.
• A clip with OK mark is selected.
• Write-protect switch of the SDHC/SDXC card is set (
is displayed).
Memo :
● Button operations are unavailable during deletion. The
deleting operation cannot be canceled.
● The cursor moves to the next clip (or previous clip if a next
clip does not exist) after deletion.
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Deleting with [Delete Clip]B[One Clip] in the
menu
1 Select the clip to delete.
Select the clip to delete with the set lever (JKH I).
1
2
2 Press the [MENU/THUMB] button.
The thumbnail menu screen appears.
3 Select [Delete Clip]B[One Clip] and press the center of
the set lever.
A screen to confirm deletion appears.
4 Select [Delete] using the set lever (JK), and press the
center of the set lever.
Deleting starts.
3
Deleting All Clips
Deletes all clips that are displayed.
Memo :
● Button operations are unavailable during deletion. The
deleting operation cannot be canceled.
● The cursor moves to the next clip (or previous clip if a next
clip does not exist) after deletion.
1 Press the [MENU/THUMB] button.
The thumbnail menu screen appears.
2 Select [Delete Clip]B[All Clips] in the menu.
A screen to confirm deletion appears.
During Playback or Pause Screen
Deleting with [USER2] button
1 Press [USER2] button during clip playback.
A screen to confirm deletion appears.
2 Select [Delete] and press the center of the set lever.
3 Select [Delete] and press the center of the set lever.
Deleting starts.
Memo :
● The deleting operation can be canceled by pressing the
center of the set lever during deletion. However, clips that
are already deleted cannot be restored.
● The time taken to delete clips depends on the number of
clips to be deleted.
Deleting starts.
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Playback
Appending and Deleting
OK Marks
OK Mark
You can append OK marks to the clips for important scenes.
Clips appended with OK marks cannot be deleted, thus
protecting the important clips.
When the camera recorder is in Media mode, you can delete
the OK marks appended during recording, or append/delete
OK marks after shooting.
USER1
USER2
[USER1]
Button
Memo :
● The [USER1] button is disabled (displayed in gray) and OK
marks cannot be appended when the write-protect switch of
the SDHC/SDXC card is set (
is displayed).
● AOK Mark Added...B is displayed when changing marks and
other operations are unavailable.
During Playback or Pause Screen
1 Press [USER1] button during clip playback.
T
An OK mark is appended to the clip.
PR
R AM A
OG
W
E
[MENU/THUMB]
Button
Set Lever
(JKH I)
MENU/
THUMB
REC
Appending OK Marks
During Thumbnail Screen
1 Select a clip without an OK mark and press the [USER1]
button.
An OK mark is appended to the clip.
1
OK Mark
Memo :
● The clip pauses when an OK mark is appended or deleted
during playback.
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During Playback or Pause Screen
Deleting OK Marks
During Thumbnail Screen
1 Press the [USER1] button when playing back a clip
appended with OK mark.
1 Select a clip to delete OK mark and press the [USER1]
The OK mark is deleted.
button.
The OK mark is deleted.
1
Memo :
● The [USER1] button is disabled (displayed in gray) and OK
marks cannot be deleted when the write-protect switch of
the SDHC/SDXC card is set (
is displayed).
● AOK Mark Deleted...B is displayed when changing marks
and other operations are unavailable.
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
Basic Operations in Menu
Screen
Name
Description
E Press the center
Sets the values and items. (Confirm)
of the set lever.
F Up/Down/Left/
Right (JKH I) of
Set Lever
J
K
H
I
:
:
:
:
Moves the cursor upward.
Moves the cursor downward.
Moves back to the previous item.
Moves forward to the next item.
Press the [MENU/THUMB] button on the side control panel
of the camera recorder to display the menu screen on the
LCD monitor and viewfinder.
Various settings for shooting and playback can be configured
on the menu screen.
There are two types of menu screens - [Main Menu] and
[Favorites Menu].
[Main Menu] contains all the setting items of the camera
recorder, classified according to functions and uses, while
[Favorites Menu] allows users to customize the menu items
freely. (A Page 76)
The operating procedures and main screen displays are the
same for both menus.
Display and Description of the Menu
Screen
Memo :
A
● When [Display On TV] in the [A/V Out] menu is set to AOnB,
the menu screen is also displayed in the video image of the
video signal output terminal. (A Page 73)
Selecting Menu Items
E
F
G
B
C
H
I
Operation Buttons
Use the operation buttons on the side control panel of the
camera recorder to operate the menu.
A
USER1
B
J
C
USER2
LOLUX/3
DISPLAY
C.REVIEW/4
SLOT SEL
Name
ZEBRA/5
MENU/
THUMB
T PR
R AM A
OG
Name
Description
A [USER1] Button
Adds the selected menu or submenu
item to the [Favorites Menu].
(A Page 76)
B [USER2] Button
Resets settings in the [TC Preset] or
[UB Preset] setting screen. This button
is disabled in other screens.
C [DISPLAY] Button
Switches between the [Main Menu] and
[Favorites Menu] screens.
D [MENU/THUMB]
Displays the menu screen. ([Main
Menu] is displayed by default when
pressed.)
During normal usage, [Main Menu] is
displayed if the previous menu
operation ended at [Main Menu], and
[Favorites Menu] if the previous menu
operation ended at [Favorites Menu].
Press this button to close the menu
screen during menu display and return
to the normal screen.
Button
58
Indicates the selected item. Use the set
lever (JK) to move the cursor.
B Menu Item
Displays the names of the menu item and
sub-menu.
Menu items with [...] after them indicates
that there is a sub-menu to access.
C Fixed Item
Items that cannot be changed are displayed
in gray and cannot be selected.
D [Back] Back
Select [Back] and press the center of the
set lever to return to the previous level.
E Menu Title
Title of the currently displayed menu.
W
REC
Description
A Cursor
E
D
E
F
D
F Remaining
Battery Power
(red): Less than 1 %
(red): 1 % to 20 %
(yellow): 21 % to 30 %
(yellow): 31 % to 40 %
(green): 41 % to 70 %
(green): 71 % to 100 %
: External power supply connected.
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Name
G Header
H Scroll Bar
[Scene File](A Page 88)
Description
Indicates the current menu type with the
line color.
Blue
: [Main Menu] Screen
Green : [Favorites Menu] |
(Operation screen)
Magenta: [Favorites Menu] (Editing screen)
A
B
F
C
Indicates the scroll position.
G
H
I Setting Values Setting values for the menu items.
For menus with sub-menus, values are not
displayed.
J Operation
D
Guide for the current operation buttons.
E
Guide
[Clip Name Prefix](A Page 64)
Changing Setting Values
A
C
A
B
D
E
F
C
F
D
B
E
Name
A Menu Item to
Change
B Operation Guide
C List of Setting
Values
Description
Menu item to be changed.
A list of setting values C appears in
a pop-up.
Guide for the current operation
buttons.
A pop-up displaying a list of setting
values for selection.
The height of the pop-up depends
on the number of settings available.
Use the scroll bar D to confirm the
current display status.
Name
A Character Entry
Field
B Character
Cursor
Description
Field for entering the title.
You can enter up to 8 characters for the
[Scene File] subname or up to 4
characters for the [Clip Name Prefix].
Select a character using the key cursor D,
and press the center of the set lever to input
the selected character at the position of the
character cursor. The character cursor
moves to the next position on the right each
time a character is input.
The cursor can be moved using the arrow
keys F.
D Scroll Bar
Indicates the scroll position.
C Character Keys Use the set lever (JKH I) to move the key
E Cursor
Indicates the selected item. Use the
set lever (JK) to move the cursor.
D Key Cursor
Indicates the currently selected character
or item. Use the set lever (JKH I) to
move the cursor.
E Confirmation
Select [Set]/[Store] and press the center
of the set lever to confirm the title.
Select [Cancel] and press the center of
the set lever on the side control panel of
the camera recorder to abort character
input and return to the previous screen.
F Setting Values
Before Change
cursor D to the character you want to enter.
Setting values before changing. R
appears at the beginning of the item.
Buttons
Text Input with Software Keyboard
Use the software keyboard to enter the [Scene File]
subname and [Clip Name Prefix].
F Arrow Keys
Moves the position of the character cursor B.
G [BS] Backspace
Select [BS] and press the center of the set
lever on the side control panel of the
camera recorder to delete the character
on the left of the character cursor B.
Key
H [SP] Space Key Select [SP] and press the center of the set
lever on the side control panel of the
camera recorder to enter a space at the
current position of the character cursor B.
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
Menu Screen Hierarchical Chart
Main Menu... (A Page 62)
Record Set... (A Page 63)
Record Format...(A Page 63)
System Definition
File Format
Camera Resolution
Frame & Bit Rate
Aspect Ratio
Rec Mode (A Page 64)
Rec Frames
Rec Interval
Slot Mode (A Page 64)
Backup Rec
Clip Set... (A Page 64)
Clip Name Prefix
Reset Clip Number
Audio Set... (A Page 65)
Input1 Mic Wind Cut
Input2 Mic Wind Cut
Internal Mic Wind Cut
Audio Ref. Level
Internal Mic Level
Camera Function... (A Page 65)
Bars
Tele Macro
AE Area
Switch Set... (A Page 66)
Camera Process... (A Page 67)
Detail
Knee
Gamma
Preset Temp.
White Paint R
White Paint B
Color Matrix
Color Gain
Memo :
● A [Back] item (omitted in the chart) can be found at the end of each menu item. Select [Back] and press the center of the set
lever to return to the previous level.
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TC/UB... (A Page 69)
TC Generator
TC Preset
UB Preset
Drop Frame
LCD/VF... (A Page 70)
Shooting Assist... (A Page 70)
Marker Setting... (A Page 71)
Status Display... (A Page 71)
LCD Bright
VF Bright
LCD Backlight
VF Slide SW
A/V Out... (A Page 73)
Display On TV
Video Output
Component Output
HDMI Output
HDMI Color Setting
HDMI Enhance Setting
Audio Monitor
Others... (A Page 74)
Auto Power Off
Tally
Wireless Remote
Reset All
Date/Time
Time Zone
System Information
Media... (A Page 75)
Format Media
Restore Media
Setup File Manage... (A Page 75)
Load Scene File
Store Scene File
Memo :
● A [Back] item (omitted in the chart) can be found at the end of each menu item. Select [Back] and press the center of the set
lever to return to the previous level.
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
Main Menu Screen
Some menus cannot be set depending on the operating mode or status of the camera recorder. These items are displayed in
gray, and they cannot be selected.
Item
Record Set...
Function
Menu screen for specifying video or audio settings during shooting and playback.
The cursor does not move to this item during recording or in Media mode. (A Page 63)
Camera Function...
Menu screen for specifying operation settings during shooting.
The cursor does not move to this item in Media mode. (A Page 65)
Camera Process...
Menu screen for adjusting the quality of camera images.
The cursor does not move to this item in Media mode.
(A Page 67)
TC/UB...
Menu screen for setting time code and user’s bit.
The cursor does not move to this item during recording or in Media mode.
(A Page 69)
LCD/VF...
Item for specifying settings related to the LCD monitor or viewfinder screen.
This menu screen can be used to specify settings related to the Focus Assist mode, zebra pattern display, screen
size, marker, and safety zone. In addition, it is also used for selecting whether to display characters on the LCD
monitor or viewfinder screen, as well as for adjusting the picture quality of the LCD monitor screen.
(A Page 70)
A/V Out...
Item for specifying connection settings with external devices.
(A Page 73)
Others...
Menu screen for specifying the settings of other functions.
For adjusting the auto power off, tally lamp settings, settings of the remote control, date/time, time zone, and other
settings. It can also be used to reset the menu settings to their default values.
(A Page 74)
Media...
Setup File Manage...
Item for formatting or restoring the SDHC/SDXC card. (A Page 75)
Exit
Select this item and press the center of the set lever to return to the normal screen.
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Displays the [Setup File Manage] menu screen.
Settings of the menu screen can be saved as a file on an SDHC/SDXC card, and the saved settings can be loaded
when necessary.
The cursor does not move to this item during recording or in Media mode.
(A Page 75)
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Record Set Menu
Record Format Menu
After setting of all items in the [Record Format] menu is complete, select [Set] at the bottom of the screen to apply the new
settings on the camera recorder and switch the record format. A APlease WaitB message appears during switching.
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
System Definition
Setting Values
HD (MPEG2)
SD (DV)
Function
For selecting a system definition.
HD (MPEG2) : Records in HD (High Definition) quality.
SD (DV)
: Records in SD (Standard Definition) quality.
Note :
● The selectable options for the [File Format], [Camera Resolution], and [Frame &
Bit Rate] settings vary depending on the setting of this item.
File Format
For selecting the format of the file to be recorded to the SDHC/SDXC card.
When [System Definition] is
AHD (MPEG2)B
QuickTime
When [System Definition] is ASD
(DV)B
QuickTime
Camera Resolution
MP4
AVI
1920x1080
1440x1080
1280x720
720 x 480
720 x 576
Frame & Bit Rate
When [Camera Resolution] is
A1280x720B
60p (HQ) (U model),
60p (SP), 30p (HQ), 30p
(SP),
50p (HQ) (E model),
50p (SP), 25p (HQ), 25p
(SP), 24p (HQ), 24p (SP)
When [Camera Resolution] is
A1440x1080B
60i (HQ) (U model),
60i (SP),
50i (HQ) (E model),
50i (SP)
When [Camera Resolution] is
A1920x1080B
For setting the size of the recorded image when [System Definition] is set to
AHD (MPEG2)B. (Horizontal x vertical)
Memo :
● When [System Definition] is set to ASD (DV)B, this item is fixed as follows for
the different models.
• U model :720 x 480
• E model :720 x 576
● The selectable values of [Frame & Bit Rate] vary according to the setting of
this item.
For setting the frame rate and encoding bit rate when [System Definition] is set
to AHD (MPEG2)B.
Selection can be made from 19 combinations of frame rate (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p,
24p, 60i, 50i) and bit rate (HQ (35Mbps) VBR), (SP (25 Mbps/19 Mbps) CBR).
Memo :
● When [System Definition] is set to ASD (DV)B, this item is fixed as follows for
the different models.
• U model :60i
• E model :50i
● The selectable items vary according to the [File Format] and [Camera
Resolution] settings.
60i (HQ) (U model),
30p (HQ),
50i (HQ) (E model),
25p (HQ), 24p (HQ)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
4:3
For setting the aspect ratio of the recorded image when [System Definition] is
set to ASD (DV)B.
Memo :
● When [System Definition] is set to AHD (MPEG2)B, this item is fixed at
A16:9B.
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
Record Set Menu
(continued)
Rec Mode Menu
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Setting Values
Rec Mode
Normal
Function
Pre Rec
For selecting the record mode for recording to the SDHC/SDXC card.
(A Page 45)
Clip Continuous
Memo :
Frame Rec
● When [Slot Mode] is set to ABackupB, this item is fixed at ANormalB and
cannot be selected.
Interval Rec
Rec Frames
For setting the number of frames to record when [Rec Mode] is set to AFrame
RecB or AInterval RecB.
1frame
3frames
6frames
Rec Interval
1sec,
2sec, 5sec, 10sec, 30sec,
1min, 2min, 5min, 10min,
30min, 1hour
For setting the recording time interval when [Rec Mode] is set to AInterval
RecB.
Slot Mode Menu
Item
Slot Mode
Setting Values
Series
Function
For setting the operation of the card slot. (A Page 42)
Series : Mode that activates the two slots sequentially.
Dual : Mode that activates the two slots at the same time.
Backup : Mode that enables recording to slot B without using the [REC] button.
This item is selectable only when [Rec Mode] is set to ANormalB.
Start or stop recording using the [Backup Rec] menu or user button
that is assigned the function. (A Page 66)
Dual
Backup
Memo :
● When this is set to ASeriesB, and recordable media are loaded to both the
slots, pressing the [REC] button starts recording only to the card in the
selected slot (active slot).
● When this is set to ADualB, and recordable media are loaded to both the
slots, pressing the [REC] button starts simultaneous recording to the cards
in both slots.
^
Backup Rec
For starting/stopping backup recording with [REC]/[STBY].
This item is selectable only when [Slot Mode] is set to ABackupB.
Note :
● When recording is stopped due to no remaining space on the media, etc.,
this item is fixed at ASTOPB and cannot be selected.
Clip Set Menu
Item
Clip Name Prefix
Reset Clip
Number
64
Setting Values
xxxG
(The default value of xxx
is the last three digits of
the serial number.)
^
Function
For setting the first four characters of the name of the clip file to be recorded to the SDHC/
SDXC card.
Enter any of the 38 characters including alphabets (upper case), numbers (0 to 9), “_”
(underscore), and “-” (hyphen) using the software keyboard.
( A Page 59 [Text Input with Software Keyboard])
For assigning a new number to (Clip Number) by resetting it (0001). Select [Reset] and
press the center of the set lever to reset the number.
When other clips exist on the SDHC/SDXC card, the smallest available number is used
after reset.
Example: If the [Clip Name Prefix] is AABCDB, and AABCD0001B already exists on the
SDHC/SDXC card, AABCD0002B will be assigned.
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Audio Set Menu
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Input1 Mic Wind
Cut
Input2 Mic Wind
Cut
Internal Mic Wind
Cut
Setting Values
On
Function
For selecting whether to cut the low frequencies of the audio input signals (low-cut).
Set this item to reduce wind noise from the microphone.
On
: Enables low-cut on the audio.
Off
: Disables low-cut on the audio.
Off
On
For selecting whether to cut the low frequencies of the audio input signals (low-cut) from the
built-in microphone. Set this item to reduce wind noise from the microphone.
On
: Enables low-cut on the audio.
Off
: Disables low-cut on the audio.
Off
Audio Ref. Level
-20dB
-12dB
For setting the audio reference level to be recorded to the SDHC/SDXC card. (Applies to
both [CH-1/CH-2].)
-20dB : Outputs signals of the reference level when the meter is at -20 dBFS.
-12dB : Outputs signals of the reference level when the meter is at -12 dBFS.
Internal Mic Level
-2, -1
Normal
1, 2
For setting the input level from the built-in microphone.
Camera Function Menu
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Bars
Setting Values
On
Function
For setting whether to output color bars.
On
: Color bars are output.
Off
: Color bars are not output.
Off
Memo :
● When in the Full Auto shooting mode, this item is fixed at AOffB and cannot be selected.
● This item is selectable when [System Definition] in the [Record Format] menu is set to
AHD (MPEG2)B. When ASD (DV)B is set, this item is fixed at AOffB. (A Page 63)
● The menu closes when the setting is changed from AOffB to AOnB.
● When the menu screen is opened while [Bars] is set to AOnB, this item switches to AOffB
automatically.
Tele Macro
On
For selecting whether to set tele macro which shortens the closeup distance at the tele (T)
end of the zoom lens. (A Page 37)
On
: This is the tele macro setting. Enables closeup shots up to about 80 cm.
Off
: This is the normal setting. Enables closeup shots up to about 1 m.
Off
AE Area
^
For setting the area for brightness correction. (A Page 36)
Memo :
● When in the Full Auto shooting mode, this item cannot be selected.
Switch Set...
For specifying the switch settings of the camera recorder. (A Page 66)
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Camera Function Menu
(continued)
Switch Set Item
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
FAW
Setting Values
None
PRESET
A
B
GAIN L
GAIN M
GAIN H
Zoom Speed
USER1
USER2
LOLUX/3
C.REVIEW/4
ZEBRA/5
REC/6
Function
For assigning the FAW (Full Auto White Balance) function to a position on the [WHT.BAL]
selection switch.
The white balance mode is fixed at AFAWB when the [FULL AUTO] button of the camera recorder
is set to AONB.
None
: FAW function is not assigned.
PRESET
: Assigns FAW to the PRESET position.
A
: Assigns FAW to the A position.
B
: Assigns FAW to the B position.
For setting the gain value of each position on the [GAIN] selection switch.
AGC, 18dB, 15dB,
12dB, 9dB, 6dB, 3dB, This is fixed at AAGCB when the [FULL AUTO] button of the camera recorder is set to AONB.
0dB
(Default values GAIN L: 0dB, GAIN M: 9dB, GAIN H: 18dB)
-2, -1
Normal
1
For setting the speed of zoom operation with the set lever (on the LCD monitor) and remote
control.
A-2B is the slowest setting and A1B is the fastest setting.
By assigning one of the following functions to each of the [USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/
6] buttons, these buttons can be used to control the assigned function (on/off, start, switch).
Set according to the shooting conditions. Usable only in the Camera mode.
(Default values USER1: Focus Assist, USER2: TC/UB, LOLUX/3: Lolux, C.REVIEW/4: Clip Review, ZEBRA/5:
Zebra, REC/6: Rec)
Memo :
● The [REC/6] button is set to ARecB by default, and can be used to start/stop recording. The ARecB function can only
be assigned to the [REC/6] button.
Setting Values
None
Description
No function is assigned.
Load File
Assigns the function of [Load Scene File] in the [Setup File Manage] menu. (A Page 75)
OK Mark
Assigns the function of appending/deleting OK marks while recording a clip. This function
operates during shooting. (A Page 41)
Clip Cutter Trig
Assigns the function of splitting clips freely during recording. (A Page 41)
Memo :
● This item cannot be used when [Slot Mode] is set to ABackupB. (A Page 64)
● This item cannot be used when [Rec Mode] is set to a value other than ANormalB or APre
RecB. (A Page 64)
Backup Trig
Assigns the function of [Backup Rec] in the [Slot Mode] menu. (A Page 64)
AE Area
Assigns the function of [AE Area] in the [Camera Function] menu. (A Page 65)
Clip Review
Assigns the Clip Review function. (A Page 28)
Rec Stop
Assigns the function to stop recording. This function operates during recording only.
Memo :
● When the [Rec Mode] menu is set to AClip ContinuousB or AFrame RecB, it is useful to use
this as the stop button. (A Page 64)
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Zebra
Assigns the function of [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting Assist]B[Zebra]. (A Page 70)
Lolux
For switching the low-light shooting mode ON or OFF.
Tele Macro
Assigns the function of [Tele Macro] in the [Camera Function] menu. (A Page 65)
TC/UB
Opens the [TC/UB] menu directly. (A Page 69)
Bars
Assigns the function of [Bars] in the [Camera Function] menu. (A Page 65)
Focus Assist
Assigns the function of [LCD/VF] menu B[Shooting Assist]B[Focus Assist]. (A Page 70)
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Item
Clip Review
Setting Values
Last 5 sec
Top 5 sec
CLIP
Function
For specifying the operation when any of the [USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/
[ZEBRA/5]/[REC/6] buttons is set to AClip ReviewB.
Last 5 sec
: Views about 5 seconds of the clip from the ending.
Top 5 sec
: Views about 5 seconds of the clip from the beginning.
CLIP
: Views the entire clip.
Memo :
● This item is selectable when any of the [USER1]/[USER2]/[LOLUX/3]/[C.REVIEW/4]/[ZEBRA/
5]/[REC/6] buttons is set to AClip ReviewB.
Camera Process Menu
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Detail
Setting Values
Max, 9 to 1,
Normal,
-1 to -9, Min, Off
V/H Balance
H-Max, 4 to1,
Normal,
-1 to -4, H-Min
Knee
Manual
Auto
Level
100%
95%, 90%, 85%
Function
For adjusting the contour (detail) enhancement level.
Increase the number : Sharpens the contour.
Decrease the number : Softens the contour.
Off
: Disables this function.
For setting the H/V balance to enhance contour (detail) in the horizontal (H) or vertical (V)
direction.
Increase the number : Enhances contour in the horizontal direction.
Decrease the number : Enhances contour in the vertical direction.
For specifying the AKneeB operation, which compresses video signals beyond a certain level to
show the gradation of the highlighted portion. To check the gradation of a bright area, set to
AManualB and adjust the knee point manually.
Manual : Enables manual adjustment of the knee point (starting point of knee operation) using
ALevelB.
Auto
: Adjusts the knee point (starting point of knee operation) automatically according to the
luminance level.
For setting the starting point of knee compression (knee point).
Increase the number : Increases the knee point level.
Decrease the number : Decreases the knee point level.
Memo :
● When [Knee] is set to AAutoB, this item appears as A---B and cannot be selected.
Gamma
Level
Cinema
Standard
Off
For adjusting the gamma curve that determines the gradation expression.
Cinema : Sets to a gamma curve with similar gradation to the screen characteristics of movies.
Standard : Sets to a standard gamma curve.
Off
: Disables gamma curve adjustment.
Max, 4 to1,
Normal,
-1 to -4, Min
This item can be specified separately when [Gamma] is set to AStandardB or ACinemaB.
Increase the number : Enhances the gradation of black. However, the gradation of bright areas
deteriorates.
Decrease the number: Enhances the gradation of bright areas. However, the gradation of black
deteriorates.
Memo :
● When [Gamma] is set to AOffB, this item appears as A---B and cannot be selected.
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Camera Process Menu
(continued)
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Preset Temp.
Setting Values
5600K
3200K
Function
For setting the color temperature when the [WHT.BAL] selection switch of the camera recorder
is set to APRST(PRESET)B.
Memo :
● This item is selectable only when the [WHT.BAL] switch is set to the APRST(PRESET)B
position in the Manual shooting mode. Otherwise, this item appears as A---B and cannot be
selected.
White Paint R
Max, 14 to 1,
Normal,
-14 to -1, Min
For adjusting the R (red) component in the AWB (Auto White Balance) mode.
Increase the number : Strengthens the red.
Decrease the number : Weakens the red.
Memo :
● This item is selectable when the [WHT.BAL] selection switch on the camera recorder is set to
AAB or ABB. When APRST(PRESET)B or the position assigned with the AFAWB function is
set, this item appears as A---B and cannot be selected.
● Different values can be specified for AAB and ABB.
White Paint B
Max, 14 to 1,
Normal,
-14 to -1, Min
For adjusting the B (blue) component in the AWB (Auto White Balance) mode.
Increase the number : Strengthens the blue.
Decrease the number : Weakens the blue.
Memo :
● This item is selectable when the [WHT.BAL] selection switch on the camera recorder is set to
AAB or ABB. When APRST(PRESET)B or the position assigned with the AFAWB function is
set, this item appears as A---B and cannot be selected.
● Different values can be specified for AAB and ABB.
Color Matrix
Cinema Subdued
Cinema Vivid
Standard
Off
For setting the color matrix.
Cinema Subdued
: Sets to a subdued color matrix that is similar to the screen characteristics
of movies.
Cinema Vivid
: Sets to a vivid color matrix that is similar to the screen characteristics of
movies.
Standard
: Sets to a standard color matrix.
Off
: Sets the color matrix function to Off.
Color Gain
Max, 4 to1,
Normal
-1 to -4, Min, Off
For adjusting the video signal color level.
Off
: Sets the video to black-and-white.
Increase the number : Makes the colors more dense.
Decrease the number : Makes the colors less dense.
Memo :
● Images are displayed in black-and-white when this is set to AOffB.
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TC/UB Menu
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
TC Generator
Setting Values
Free Run
For setting the operation of the time code.
Free Run : The time code operates in the run mode at all times regardless of the recording
status. It continues to run even when the power of the camera recorder is turned
off.
Rec Run : The time code operates in the run mode during recording. It continues to run in the
order of the recorded clips as long as the SDHC/SDXC card is not replaced. If the
SDHC/SDXC card is removed and recording is made on another card, time code
will be recorded on the new card from where it was left off in the previous card.
Regen
: The time code operates in the run mode during recording. When the SDHC/SDXC
card is replaced, the last time code recorded on the card is read and recorded on a
new card so that the time code continues in running order. (A Page 39)
Rec Run
Regen
^
TC Preset
Function
For setting the time code (hour, minute, second, frame).
Display
: Drop setting
02:02:25.20
: Non Drop setting 02:02:25:20
Memo :
● When [TC Generator] is set to ARegenB, this item appears as A<Regen>B and cannot be
selected.
^
UB Preset
For setting the user’s bit. (Digit by digit)
Display : AB CD EF 01
Memo :
● When [TC Generator] is set to ARegenB, this item appears as A<Regen>B and cannot be
selected.
Drop Frame
Non Drop
Drop
For setting the framing mode of the time code generator.
Non Drop : Internal time code generator works in the non-drop-frame mode. Use this setting
when placing emphasis on the number of frames.
Drop
: Internal time code generator works in the drop-frame mode. Use this setting when
placing emphasis on the recording time.
Memo :
● This item can be set only when the frame rate of [Frame & Bit Rate] in the [Record
Set]B[Record Format] menu is set to A60pB, A30pB, or A60iB. When the frame rate is A24pB,
ANon DropB becomes fixed and cannot be selected. When the frame rate is A50pB, A25pB, or
A50iB, this item appears as A---B and cannot be selected. (A Page 63)
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
LCD/VF Menu
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Shooting Assist...
Marker Setting...
Status Display...
LCD Bright
Setting Values
Function
Menu for setting the Shooting Assist function. (A Page 70)
For setting items such as the safety zone and center mark. (A Page 71)
For setting displays related to the status screen. (A Page 71)
10 to 6,
For setting the brightness of the LCD monitor screen.
5,
4 to 0
VF Bright
10 to 6,
For setting the brightness of the viewfinder screen.
5,
4 to 0
LCD Backlight
Auto
Standard
Brighter
VF Slide SW
Disable
Enable
For setting the brightness of the LCD monitor backlight.
Auto
: Sets the brightness automatically.
Standard : Sets to the standard brightness.
Brighter
: Sets to a brightness brighter than Standard.
For setting whether to link the showing/hiding of the viewfinder screen with the pulling out of
the viewfinder. (A Page 22)
Disable
: Shows the screen regardless of the viewfinder status.
Enable
: Shows the screen only when the viewfinder is pulled out.
Memo :
● When there is no display on the LCD monitor, the viewfinder screen is displayed regardless
of the setting.
● When the [HDMI], [COMPONENT OUT] or [A/V OUT] terminal is connected, video images
will not appear on the viewfinder.
Shooting Assist Item
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Focus Assist
Setting Values
On
Off
Color
Blue
Green
Red
Zebra
On
Off
Top
Bottom
70
Function
For selecting whether to add color to the contour of the focused image upon switching the
image to black-and-white. (Focus Assist function) (A Page 29)
On
: Enables the Focus Assist function.
Off
: Disables the Focus Assist function.
For setting the display color of the focused area when Focus Assist is activated.
Blue
: Displays the focused area in blue.
Green : Displays the focused area in green.
Red
: Displays the focused area in red.
For setting whether to display zebra patterns at the bright areas of the subject. (A Page 32)
On
: Displays the zebra pattern.
Off
: Hides the zebra pattern.
Over,
100% to 85%,
80%,
75% to 5%
(In 5 % increments)
For setting the maximum luminance level for the zebra pattern display.
100% to 75%,
70%,
65% to 0%
(In 5 % increments)
For setting the minimum luminance level for the zebra pattern display.
Memo :
● The relation between Top and Bottom is such that Top>Bottom always holds. To maintain
this relation when setting Bottom, the Top value is automatically corrected.
Memo :
● The relation between Top and Bottom is such that Top>Bottom always holds. To maintain
this relation when setting Bottom, the Top value is automatically corrected.
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Marker Setting Item
( A Page 87 [Marker and Safety Zone Displays])
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Aspect Ratio *1
Setting Values
4:3, 13:9, 14:9,
1.66:1, 1.75:1,
16:9,
1.85:1, 2.35:1
Aspect Marker *1
Safety Zone *1
On
Function
For selecting the final image aspect ratio to be used from the overall angle of view.
Memo :
● When [Aspect Ratio] in the [Record Format] menu is set to A4:3B, this item is fixed at A4:3B
and cannot be selected. (A Page 63)
Off
For specifying whether to display boundary markers to indicate the parts of an image that are
beyond the range of the aspect ratio selected in [Aspect Ratio].
On
: Displays the boundary markers.
Off
: Hides the boundary markers.
95%, 93%, 90%,
80%,
For setting the percentage of area that is to be deemed as valid area (Safety Zone) within the
boundary of the aspect ratio selected in [Aspect Ratio].
Off
Center Mark *1
On
Off
For specifying whether to display a mark to indicate the screen center within the aspect ratio
selected in [Aspect Ratio].
On
: Displays the center mark.
Off
: Hides the center mark.
*1: During Clip Review or when in the Media mode, the markers do not appear regardless of the setting.
Status Display Item
This menu is used to set the status displays on the LCD monitor and viewfinder screens.
Item
Filter
Setting Values
On
Off
Video Format
On
Off
Media Remain
On
Off
Function
For specifying whether to display the [ND FILTER] status in the status display on the LCD
monitor and viewfinder screens.
On
: Displays the [ND FILTER] status.
Off
: Hides the [ND FILTER] status.
For specifying whether to display the recording/playback video format in the status display on
the LCD monitor and viewfinder screens.
On
: Displays the video format mode.
Off
: Hides the video format mode.
For specifying whether to display the remaining space of the recording SDHC/SDXC card in the
status display on the LCD monitor and viewfinder screens.
On
: Displays the remaining space on the SDHC/SDXC card.
Off
: Hides the remaining space on the SDHC/SDXC card. However, when the remaining
space warning is displayed, the information appears regardless of the setting.
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
LCD/VF Menu (continued)
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
TC/UB
Setting Values
TC
UB
Off
Audio Meter
On
Off
Battery Info
Time
Capacity%
Function
For specifying whether to display the time code/user’s bit rate in the status display on the LCD
monitor and viewfinder screens.
TC
: Displays the time code.
UB
: Displays the user’s bit.
Off
: Hides the time code or user’s bit rate.
For specifying whether to display the audio level meter in the status display on the LCD monitor
and viewfinder screens.
On
: Displays the audio level meter.
Off
: Hides the audio level meter.
For setting the display of the remaining battery power in the status display on the LCD monitor
and viewfinder screens.
The battery information appears only on the STATUS 1 screen in Camera mode. (A Page 82)
Time
: Displays the remaining battery power in minutes. AminB
Capacity% : Displays the remaining battery power in percentage. A%B
Memo :
● The battery mark that appears before the value changes according to the remaining battery
power.
(red): Less than 1 %
(red): 1 % to 20 %
(yellow): 21 % to 30 %
(yellow): 31 % to 40 %
(green): 41 % to 70 %
(green): 71 % to 100 %
● The remaining battery power and remaining time are intended as reference values for the
shooting duration.
Time Display
HH:MM:SS
HH:MM
Off
Date Style
DMY (E model)
MDY (U model)
YMD
Time Style
24hour (E model)
12hour (U model)
72
For setting the time display in the status display on the LCD monitor and viewfinder screens.
HH:MM:SS : Displays the time in hour:minute:second.
HH:MM
: Displays the time in hour:minute.
Off
: Hides the time display.
For setting the date display sequence in the status display on the LCD monitor and viewfinder
screens.
DMY
: Day/Month/Year
MDY
: Month/Day/Year
YMD
: Year/Month/Day
For setting the time display style in the status display on the LCD monitor and viewfinder
screens.
24hour
: 24-hour display.
12hour
: 12-hour display. (AM/PM)
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A/V Out Menu
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Display On TV
Setting Values
On
Off
Video Output
4:3
16:9
Function
For specifying whether to enable on-screen display on the external monitor.
On
: Turns on display.
Off
: Turns off display.
For selecting the monitor type of the external monitor to be connected to the [A/V OUT] terminal.
Set this item according to the monitor to be used.
4:3
: Set this when connecting to a conventional monitor (4:3).
16:9
: Set this when connecting to a wide monitor (16:9).
Memo :
● When [System Definition] in the [Record Format] menu is set to ASD (DV)B, this item appears
as A---B and cannot be selected.
Component
Output
480i (U model)
576i (E model)
720p
1080i
For selecting the resolution of video output from the [COMPONENT OUT] terminal. Set this item
according to the monitor to be used.
480i
: Set this when connecting to a monitor that supports 480i. Selectable when [Frame
& Bit Rate] is set to A60iB, A60pB, A30pB, A24pB.
576i
: Set this when connecting to a monitor that supports 576i. Selectable when [Frame
& Bit Rate] is set to A50iB, A50pB, A25pB.
720p
: Set this when connecting to a monitor that supports 720p.
1080i
: Set this when connecting to a monitor that supports 1080i.
Memo :
● During [HDMI] output, this item appears as A---B and cannot be selected.
HDMI Output
480i
480p
576i
576p
Auto
HDMI Color
Setting
RGB
HDMI Enhance
Setting
On
Audio Monitor
Mix
Auto
Off
Stereo
For selecting the resolution of video output from the [HDMI] terminal.
Set this item according to the monitor to be used. Set this item when images are not properly
displayed on a monitor that supports a maximum output of 1080i.
480i
: Set this when connecting to a monitor that supports 480i. Selectable when [Frame &
Bit Rate] is set to A60iB, A60pB, A30pB, A24pB.
480p : Set this when connecting to a monitor that supports 480p. Selectable when [Frame &
Bit Rate] is set to A60iB, A60pB, A30pB, A24pB.
576i
: Set this when connecting to a monitor that supports 576i. Selectable when [Frame &
Bit Rate] is set to A50iB, A50pB, A25pB.
576p : Set this when connecting to a monitor that supports 576p. Selectable when [Frame &
Bit Rate] is set to A50iB, A50pB, A25pB.
Auto
: Resolution is automatically set according to the connected monitor. Use this setting
under normal circumstances.
For setting the color format of HDMI signals.
RGB
: Outputs RGB signals.
Auto
: Outputs upon detecting YCbCr/RGB automatically according to the connected
monitor.
For setting the color range of HDMI signals. When connecting to a PC monitor, set this to AOnB.
On
: Set this when connecting to a PC monitor.
Off
: Set this when connecting to a conventional monitor.
For setting the audio sound of the headphone.
Mix
: Outputs mixed sound.
Stereo : Outputs stereo sound.
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
Others Menu
* Default values are indicated in bold characters.
Item
Auto Power Off
Setting Values
On
Function
For setting whether to turn off the power automatically when the camera recorder is not
operated for more than 5 minutes while the battery is attached. This function is valid only
when the battery is attached.
On
: Power turns off automatically.
Off
: Power does not turn off automatically.
Off
Memo :
● When both the battery and AC adapter are connected, power from the AC adapter
connection will be used. As such, this function will not have any effect.
Tally
On
Off
For selecting whether to turn on the tally lamp on this camera recorder.
On
: Turns on tally lamp.
Off
: Turns off tally lamp.
Wireless Remote
On
Off
For selecting whether to accept operation from the remote control.
On
: Accepts remote control operation.
Off
: Does not accept remote control operation.
Memo :
● When a wired remote control is connected, operation from the remote control is not
accepted regardless of the setting.
Reset All
^
Resets all menu settings.
Select AResetB in the [Reset All] menu and press the center of the set lever. The message
AResetting...B appears. Reset will not be performed if [Cancel] is selected.
Memo :
● [Date/Time] (A Page 74 ), [Time Zone] (A Page 74 ), [Favorites Menu] and [Clip
Number] cannot be reset.
● This item is not selectable when recording in Camera mode, during Clip Review, and in
Media mode.
Date/Time
^
For setting the year, month, day, hour, and minute.
Memo :
● The display order of the date (year, month, and day) follows the [LCD/VF] menu
B[Status Display]B[Date Style] setting. However, the 24-hour format is used for the hour
display regardless of the [Time Style] setting. (A Page 72)
Time Zone
System
Information
Version
74
UTC+14:00 to
UTC+00:30, UTC,
UTC-00:30 to UTC-12:00
(In increments of 30
minutes)
For setting the UTC time difference in units of 30 minutes.
[Default values: UTC-05:00(U model), UTC (E model)]
Memo :
● If [Date/Time] is already set, the [Date/Time] item is automatically adjusted when [Time
Zone] is altered.
Displays the system information.
Displays information on the firmware version.
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Media Menu
Item
Format Media
Restore Media
Function
For formatting (initializing) an SDHC/SDXC card.
Select a card slot (A or B), select [Format] from [Cancel]/[Format], and press the center of the set lever to format
(initialize) the card.
( A Page 21 [Formatting (Initializing) SDHC/SDXC Cards])
For restoring an SDHC/SDXC card.
Select a card slot (A or B), select [Restore] from [Cancel]/[Restore], and press the center of the set lever to restore the
card.
( A Page 92 [Restoring the SDHC/SDXC Card])
Memo :
● This item appears only when the SDHC/SDXC card needs to be restored. However, it is not selectable when
recording in Camera mode and during Clip Review.
Setup File Manage Menu
Menu settings and button operations ([SHUTTER], [AE LEVEL], etc.) can be saved.
It is useful to save settings according to different shooting conditions.
Item
Load Scene File
Store Scene File
Setting Values
Function
^
Loads the settings. (A Page 89)
^
Saves the settings. (A Page 88)
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
Adding/Editing Frequently
Used Menu Items
(Favorites Menu)
Adding Menu Items to Favorites Menu
1 Press the [MENU/THUMB] button to open the [Main
Menu] screen.
2 Select the menu or submenu item to add.
You can select and add/edit frequently used menu items freely
to create a personal menu screen (Favorites Menu).
Memo :
● [Favorites Menu] is only enabled in the Camera mode.
[Favorites Menu] remains unchanged even when the
recording format changes.
● Up to 20 menu items can be added (two pages on the
screen).
● Added items in [Favorites Menu] will not be reset even
when [Reset All] in the main menu is executed.
[DISPLAY] Button
[USER2] Button
LOLUX/3
DISPLAY
USER1
C.REVIEW/4
USER2
[USER1]
Button
MENU/
THUMB
T PR
R AM A
OG
E
[MENU/THUMB]
Button
Set Lever
(JKH I)
W
REC
SLOT SEL
ZEBRA/5
Memo :
● Adding items to [Favorites Menu] cannot be performed in
the following cases. [USER1 Add] is displayed in gray in
the operation guide.
• Selected item is already added to [Favorites Menu].
• Number of menu items that can be added (20 items) is
exceeded.
3 Press the [USER1] button.
A screen to confirm the addition appears.
4 Select [Add] and press the center of the set lever.
The selected menu item is added to [Favorites Menu].
4
Memo :
● Long descriptive names may be displayed for the menu
items in [Favorites Menu] to enable better understanding.
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4 Press the [USER2] button.
Editing Favorites Menu
You can delete or change the order of the items added to
[Favorites Menu].
[Delete Mark] (
) appears at the beginning of the item.
Delete Mark
Deleting Items from [Favorites Menu]
1 Open the [Favorites Menu] screen.
A Press the [MENU/THUMB] button to open the [Main
Menu] screen.
B Press the [DISPLAY] button to open the [Favorites Menu]
screen.
2 Select [Edit Favorites] and press the center of the set
lever or push the set lever to the right (I).
The header turns magenta and the editing mode is activated.
Memo :
● When the [USER2] button is pressed again while the
menu item with [Delete Mark] (
) is selected, [Delete
Mark] (
) disappears.
5 Press the [USER1] button.
2
The option menu to exit the [Favorites Menu] editing mode
appears.
6 Select [Save & Exit] and press the center of the set
lever.
Header
(Magenta)
6
Memo :
3 Select the menu or submenu item to delete.
● Deletion is not complete until the changes are saved with
[Save & Exit].
● To exit the editing mode without deleting any items, select
[Exit without Saving].
● To return to the editing mode, select [Cancel].
3
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Menu Display and Detailed Settings
Adding/Editing Frequently
Used Menu Items (Favorites
Menu) (continued)
2 Select [Edit Favorites] and press the center of the set
lever or push the set lever to the right (I).
The header turns magenta and the editing mode is activated.
Editing Favorites Menu (continued)
Changing the Order of Items in
[Favorites Menu]
2
[DISPLAY] Button
[USER2] Button
LOLUX/3
C.REVIEW/4
DISPLAY
USER1
SLOT SEL
ZEBRA/5
USER2
[USER1]
Button
Header
(Magenta)
MENU/
THUMB
T PR
R AM A
OG
E
[MENU/THUMB]
Button
Set Lever
(JKH I)
W
REC
1 Open the [Favorites Menu] screen.
A Press the [MENU/THUMB] button to open the [Main
Menu] screen.
B Press the [DISPLAY] button to open the [Favorites Menu]
3 Select the menu or submenu item to move and press
the center of the set lever.
The moving mode is activated and a position selection bar
for the move appears.
screen.
3
Position
Selection Bar
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4 Select the position to move to with the set lever (JK).
Move the position selection bar with the set lever (JK) and
select a position to move to.
5 Press the center of the set lever.
The selected item moves to the new position.
4
5
6 Press the [USER1] button.
The option menu to exit the [Favorites Menu] editing mode
appears.
7 Select [Save & Exit] and press the center of the set
lever.
7
Memo :
● Moving is not complete until the changes are saved with
[Save & Exit].
● To exit the editing mode without saving any changes, select
[Exit without Saving].
● To return to the editing mode, select [Cancel].
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Status Screen
Status Screen in Camera
Mode
STATUS 0 Screen
Q
P
O
N
M
L
K
J
A B
C
D
E F GH I
Appears only when a warning is displayed. (A Page 82)
Item
A Card Slot Operation
Display
Description
Displays the card slot operation set using [Rec Mode]B[Slot Mode] in the [Record Set] menu. When set to
ASeriesB, this is not displayed. (A Page 64)
DUAL
: When set to ADualB
BACKUP : When set to ABackupB
Memo :
● You can set whether to show/hide the display using [Status Display]B[Media Remain] in the [LCD/VF]
menu. (A Page 71)
B Media Status
STBYI : Interval Rec recording standby
No card found in the slot*
(A Page 47)
Recording standby
STBYI (displayed in red)
Recording
: Interval Rec recording pause
Clip Review (A Page 28)
Pre Rec recording standby (A Page 45) RECI : Interval Rec recording (A Page 47)
STBYF : Frame Rec recording standby
(A Page 46)
RECP : Pre Rec recording (A Page 45)
STBYC : Clip Continuous Rec recording standby RECF : Frame Rec recording (A Page 46)
STBYF (displayed in yellow)
(A Page 45)
: Frame Rec recording pause
RECC : Clip Continuous Rec recording
(A Page 47)
(A Page 45)
STBYC (displayed in yellow)
STOP
: Unable to record to the card in the slot
: Clip Continuous Rec recording pause
(A Page 45)
C Speaker/Headphone
Appears during volume adjustment. This is displayed for 3 seconds after the operation button is pressed.
The value ranges from 0 to 15.
Volume
D Iris F-Number
---STBY
REC
REVIEW
STBYP
:
:
:
:
:
Displays F-number of the lens iris. This item appears only during manual setting.
(F1.8, F2.0,F2.2, F2.5, F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0)
E AE Level/Spot Photometry Appears during manual adjustment of the exposure. (A Page 31)
Mode Display
When operated while manual operation is disabled, AAEB blinks for about 5 seconds.
(AE-6, AE-5, AE-4, AE-3, AE-2, AE-1, AE±0, AE+1, AE+2, AE+3, AE+4, AE+5, AE+6)
A face icon (
) is displayed when a photometry area other than the entire screen is selected during the
setting. (A Page 36)
F AE Lock/Photometry Lock Appears during AE lock or spot photometry lock. ( A Page 31, 36 )
Appears when [OIS] is OFF.
G Image Stabilizer (OFF)
Displays the gain value. This item appears only during manual setting.
H Gain
(0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB)
I Shutter/Lolux
Displays the current shutter speed during the Manual shooting mode.
When in the Lolux mode, ALoluxB is displayed. (A Page 30)
Memo :
● The variable range of the shutter speed varies according to the video format settings. (A Page 35)
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Item
Description
J White Balance Mode
Displays the current white balance mode. (A Page 33)
P<3200K>, P<5600K> (A**00B indicates color temperature)
WB A, WB B : When set to Auto White Balance A or B during the Manual shooting mode
FAW
: When the Full Auto White balance mode is ON
K Focus AF/MF
L Tele Macro
M Program AE
Displays the Auto Focus AAFB or Manual Focus AMFB mode.
N Focus Assist
O Event/Warning Display
Appears as AFOCUSB when the Focus Assist function is turned ON. (A Page 29)
Area
Displays an icon when [Tele Macro] in the [Camera Function] menu is set to AOnB. (A Page 65)
Displays the Program AE setting which adjusts the exposure and shutter speed according to the subject to
ensure that shooting is performed with the optimal settings. (A Page 30)
[PORT]
: Portrait
[SPORT] : Sports
[SNOW]
: Snow
[SPOT.L] : Spotlight
[TWIL.]
: Twilight
Displays the settings for about 3 seconds after adjustment of Auto White Balance, etc.
For other messages displayed in this area, refer to [Error Displays and Actions] (A Page 94 ).
Displayed Content
Setting Status
AUTO WHITE * OPERATION (* : A, B)
Activating Auto White. (A Page 33)
AUTO WHITE * OK (* : A, B)
Result of Auto White Balance is displayed.
(A Page 33)
AUTO WHITE * NG:OBJECT (* : A, B)
Auto White object is defective. (A Page 33)
AUTO WHITE * ERROR:LOW LIGHT (* : A, B)
Auto White illumination is insufficient.
(A Page 33)
AUTO WHITE * ERROR:OVER LIGHT (* : A, B)
Auto White illumination is excessive. (A Page 33)
A AUTO
● [FULL AUTO] button is pressed during Full
Auto shooting.
● Mode is switched from Manual to Auto by
pressing [FULL AUTO] button twice during
Manual shooting. (Press the [FULL AUTO]
button twice within 3 seconds to switch to a
different mode.)
M MANUAL
● [FULL AUTO] button is pressed during Manual
shooting.
● Mode is switched from Auto to Manual by
pressing [FULL AUTO] button twice during
Full Auto shooting. (Press the [FULL AUTO]
button twice within 3 seconds to switch to a
different mode.)
SLOT SWITCHED * (* : A, B)
Active SDHC/SDXC slot is switched
automatically or using the [SLOT SEL] button in
Camera mode.
CLIP CUT
Clip is split using Clip Cutter Trig during
recording. (A Page 41)
OK MARK ADDED, OK MARK DELETED
OK mark is added or deleted.
(A Page 56)
Other Displays ( A Page 94 [Error Displays and Actions])
P Zoom
Appears during zoom operation. This is displayed for 3 seconds after the operation button is pressed. The
value ranges from 1x to 10x.
Q Shooting Mode
Displays the shooting mode.
A
M
:Full Auto shooting
:Manual shooting
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Status Screen
Status Screen in Camera
Mode (continued)
STATUS 1 Screen
*0
I
H
A
B
C
*0
G
D
*0
*0 E
* 0: Same as STATUS 0 Screen (A Page 80)
F
Item
A Resolution
Description
Displays the video image resolution.
(19201080, 14401080, 1280720, 720480, 720576)
B Frame Rate/Bit Rate Displays the frame rate and bit rate in pairs.
(60p HQ, 30p HQ, 60i HQ, 60p SP, 30p SP, 60i SP, 50p HQ, 25p HQ, 50i HQ, 50p SP, 25p SP, 50i SP, 24p HQ, 24p SP,
50i, 60i)
Appears when an OK mark is added. (A Page 56)
C OK Mark
D Remaining Space on Displays the remaining recording time of the SDHC/SDXC cards in Slot A and Slot B separately. When the
Media
remaining time is less than 3 mintues, it is displayed in yellow.
Memo :
● Only warnings are displayed in the STATUS 0 and STATUS 4 screens. (When the remaining time is less than 3
minutes or when the warning sign [!] is displayed for the card)
A
A
A
A
A!
A
E Voltage/Battery
Power
:
:
:
:
:
Currently selected slot. (White card)
Unselected slot.
Selected slot and slot in which recording is in progress. (Red card)
Unselected slot during Dual Rec or Backup Rec and slot in which recording is in progress. (Red card)
SDHC/SDXC card requires restoring or formatting, or SDHC/SDXC card is not supported (not of Class
6/10 type). (Warnings such as AINVALID MEDIAB appear in the remaining time display area.
A Page 94 [Error Displays and Actions])
: Write-protect switch of SDHC/SDXC card is set.
Displays the current status of the power supply in use.
Display
Description
Currently powered by an AC adapter.
(red): Less than 1 %
(red): 1 % to 20 %
(yellow): 21 % to 30 %
(yellow): 31 % to 40 %
(green): 41 % to 70 %
(green): 71 % to 100 %
F Audio Level Meter
Currently powered by a battery.
Memo :
● The display can be set using [Battery Info] of [Status Display] in the [LCD/VF]
menu. (A Page 72)
Displays the audio level for CH-1 and CH-2.
The
mark is displayed when in a mode that does not support audio recording
and for unsupported audio.
Memo :
● You can turn ON/OFF the display using [Audio Meter] of [Status Display] in the
[LCD/VF] menu. (A Page 72)
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Item
G ND Filter
Description
Appears as ANDB when the ND filter is turned ON. (A Page 30)
Memo :
● You can turn ON/OFF the display using [Filter] of [Status Display] in the [LCD/VF] menu. (A Page 71)
H Current Time
Displays the current time.
Note :
● The time display style can be specified in [LCD/VF] menu B[Status Display]B[Time Style] and [Time Display].
(A Page 72)
I Time Code (TC)/
User’s Bit (UB)
Displays the time code (hour : minute : second : frame) or user’s bit data.
Example: Time Code:
00:00:00:00
User’s Bit:
F F EE D D 2 0
Colon (:) for non-drop frames
Dot (.) for drop frames
Memo :
● You can set whether to display the time code, user’s bit, or turn off the display using [TC/UB] of [Status
Display] in the [LCD/VF] menu. (A Page 72)
STATUS 2 Screen
D
C
B
A
*0
* 0 : Same as STATUS 0 Screen (A Page 80)
*1
* 1 (Appears only during warnings)
Item
A Date/Time
* 1 : Same as STATUS 1 Screen (A Page 82)
Description
Displays the current date and time.
Note :
● The date/time display style can be specified in [LCD/VF] menu B[Status Display]B[Date Style]/[Time
Style]. (A Page 72)
B Format
Displays the file format for recording to the SDHC/SDXC card [File Format] that is specified at (File
Format) in the [Record Format] menu. (A Page 63)
C Zebra Setting Value
D Subname of Scene File
Displays the settings from ABottomB to ATopB specified at [Zebra]. (A Page 70)
Displays the subname of the scene file. (8 characters)
ANO LOADB appears after executing [Reset All]. (A Page 74)
Memo :
● AXB appears at the beginning when changes are made to the loaded file. (A Page 87)
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Status Screen
Status Screen in Camera
Mode (continued)
STATUS 3 Screen
This screen displays a list of the functions assigned to the switches.
* 1 : (Appears only during warnings)
A
B
C
D
* 0 : Same as STATUS 0 Screen (A Page 80)
* 1 : Same as STATUS 1 Screen (A Page 82)
*0
*1
* 2 : Same as STATUS 2 Screen (A Page 83)
*2
Item
A [FAW] Function
Assignment
Description
Displays the position of the [WHT.BAL] selection switch that is assigned with the FAW function.
(NONE, A, B, PRESET)
B [GAIN] Switch Settings
Displays the setting values for each of the positions ([L]/[M]/[H]) on the [GAIN] switch.
(0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, AGC)
C [Zoom Speed] Switch
Displays the speed of zoom operation set with the set lever (on the LCD monitor) and remote control.
(-2, -1, Normal, 1)
Settings
D User Button Function
Settings
Displays the setting status of the [USER1], [USER2], [LOLUX/3], [C.REVIEW/4], [ZEBRA/5], and [REC/6]
buttons. (A Page 66)
(NONE, REC*, LOAD FILE, OK MARK, CLIP CUTTER TRIG, BACKUP TRIG, AE AREA, CLIP REVIEW,
REC STOP, ZEBRA, LOLUX, TELE MACRO, TC/UB, BARS, FOCUS ASSIST)
* ARECB can only be assigned to [REC/6]
STATUS 4 Screen
This screen displays the event. It is also used to display warnings only.
*0
* 0 : Same as STATUS 0 Screen (A Page 80)
*0
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* 1 (Appears only during warnings)
* 1 : Same as STATUS 1 Screen (A Page 82)
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Status Screen in Media
Mode
These are the status screens displayed in the Media mode.
STATUS 0 Screen
This screen displays the media status or event. It is also used to display warnings only.
STATUS 1 and STATUS 2 Screens
A
B
C D
E
F
A
OK
J
B
C D
E
F
OK
I
G
H
STATUS 1 Screen
K
J
I
H
G
STATUS 2 Screen
Item
Description
A OK Mark
B Resolution
Appears when an OK mark is added. (A Page 56)
C Frame Rate/Bit Rate
Displays the frame rate and bit rate in pairs.
(60p HQ, 30p HQ, 60i HQ, 60p SP, 30p SP, 60i SP, 50p HQ, 25p HQ, 50i HQ, 50p SP, 25p SP, 50i SP, 24p HQ,
24p SP, 50i, 60i)
D Media
Displays the media slot (A or B) of the currently played clip.
A key mark appears when the write-protect switch of the SDHC/SDXC card is set.
E Clip Information
F Time Code (TC)/User’s Bit
Displays current clip number/total number of clips.
(UB)
Displays the video image resolution.
(19201080, 14401080, 1280720, 720480, 720576)
Displays the time code (hour : minute : second : frame) or user’s bit data.
TC
: Time Code
UB
: User’s bit
The framing mode display for the time code is as follows.
00:00:00:00
Colon (:) for non-drop frames
Dot (.) for drop frames
Memo :
● You can turn ON/OFF the display using [TC/UB] of [Status Display] in the [LCD/VF] menu.
(A Page 72)
G Date/Time
Displays the date/time that is recorded on the currently played SDHC/SDXC card.
Note :
● The date/time display style can be specified in [LCD/VF] menu B[Status Display]B[Date Style]/[Time
Style]. (A Page 72)
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Status Screen
Status Screen in Media
Mode (continued)
STATUS 1 and STATUS 2 Screens
(continued)
A
B
C D
E
F
A
B
OK
J
C D
E
F
OK
I
G
H
K
J
I
H
STATUS 1 Screen
G
STATUS 2 Screen
Item
Description
H Audio Level Meter
Displays the audio level for CH-1 and CH-2.
Memo :
● You can turn ON/OFF the display using [Audio Meter] of [Status Display] in the
[LCD/VF] menu. (A Page 72)
I Voltage/Battery
Displays the current status of the power supply in use.
Power
Display
Description
Currently powered by an AC adapter.
(red): Less than 1 %
(red): 1 % to 20 %
(yellow): 21 % to 30 %
(yellow): 31 % to 40 %
(green): 41 % to 70 %
(green): 71 % to 100 %
Currently powered by a battery.
Memo :
● The display can be set using [Battery Info] of [Status Display] in the [LCD/VF]
menu. (A Page 72)
J Media Status
PLAY
STILL
FWD
REV
POFF
K Operation Guide
Displays a guide for the current operation buttons.
86
:
:
:
:
:
Playing
Pause
Forward searching
Reverse searching
Power switching OFF
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Camera Features
Marker and Safety Zone
Displays
Configuring Setup Files
Applicable to: Camera mode
Applicable to: Camera mode
The marker and safety zone displays are useful in helping
you determine the angle of view for the image according to
the shooting purpose.
Set using [Aspect Ratio], [Safety Zone], and [Center Mark] of
[Marker Setting] in the [LCD/VF] menu. (A Page 71)
The menu settings can be stored on an SDHC/SDXC card by
saving them as a setup file. (The settings cannot be stored
on this camera recorder.)
Loading a saved setup file enables you to reproduce the
appropriate setup state speedily.
Example of display when [Aspect Ratio] = A4:3B,
[Aspect Marker] = AOnB, and [Center Mark] = AOnB
Scene file:
Safety Zone
Center Mark
File that contains the menu settings, ranging from video
format settings to image creation settings such as device
settings and shooting conditions, as well as the contents of
the [Favorites Menu].
Make use of the [Setup File Manage] menu to save or load a
setup file.
The following operations can be performed on the [Setup File
Manage] menu.
Saving a setup file (A Page 88)
Loading a setup file (A Page 89)
Number of Storable Setup Files
Aspect Marker
8 files can be stored in each of the SDHC/SDXC card in slot
A and B.
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Camera Features
Configuring Setup Files
(continued)
Name
A Character Entry
Field
B Character
Cursor
Saving a Setup File
1 Display the [Setup File Manage] menu.
Select the [Setup File Manage] menu on the [Main Menu]
screen, and press the center of the set lever. (A Page 75)
2 Select [Store Scene File] and press the center of the set
lever.
Use the set lever (JKH I) to move the
key cursor D to the character you want
to enter.
D Key Cursor
Indicates the currently selected
character or item. Use the set lever
(JKH I) to move the cursor.
E Confirmation
Select [Store] and press the center of
the set lever to confirm the title.
Select [Cancel] and press the center of
the set lever to abort character input and
return to the previous screen.
the set lever (JK), and press the center of the set lever.
Buttons
Cursor
F Arrow Keys
Moves the position of the character
cursor B.
G [BS] Backspace
Select [BS] and press the center of the
set lever to delete the character on the
left of the character cursor B.
Key
[Store Scene File] Menu Screen
H [SP] Space Key
Memo :
● Files cannot be written in the following cases. (Displayed in gray,
selection disabled)
• The inserted SDHC/SDXC card is not supported (those
other than SDHC/SDXC Class 6/10 cards, or
unformatted cards). (Subname appears as A---B.)
• When a write-protected SDHC/SDXC card is inserted (a
mark appears beside the SDHC/SDXC card icon.)
4 Name the file.
Select a character using the key cursor
D, and press the center of the set lever
to input the selected character at the
position of the character cursor. The
character cursor moves to the next
position on the right each time a
character is input.
The cursor can be moved using the
arrow keys F.
C Character Keys
The existing files are displayed.
3 Select the file to be newly saved (or overwritten) using
Description
Field for entering the title.
You can enter up to 8 characters for the
[Scene File] subname.
Select [SP] and press the center of the
set lever to enter a space at the current
position of the character cursor B.
5 Select [Store] from the confirmation buttons E, and
press the center of the set lever.
A confirmation screen appears.
6 Select [Store] on the confirmation screen, and press
the center of the set lever.
Saving starts, and AStoring...B appears on the screen.
Enter the subname using the software keyboard.
Operating instructions of software keyboard (A Page 59)
A
B
C
F
5
G
H
D
E
Memo :
● When overwriting an existing file, the subname of the
existing file is displayed.
● Select [Cancel] and press the center of the set lever to return
to the previous screen.
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Memo :
● If you do not want to save the file, select [Cancel] and press
the center of the set lever to return to the previous screen.
● When saving of a file fails, a AStore Error!B message
(indicated in red frame) appears for several seconds, after
which the previous screen is displayed.
4 Select [Load] on the confirmation screen, and press
the center of the set lever.
Loading starts, and ALoading...B appears on the screen.
7 Saving is complete.
After saving of the file is complete, ACompleteB appears on
the screen, and the menu screen closes automatically.
5
Loading a Setup File
1 Display the [Setup File Manage] menu.
Select the [Setup File Manage] menu on the [Main Menu]
screen, and press the center of the set lever. (A Page 75)
2 Select [Load Scene File] and press the center of the set
lever.
The existing files are displayed.
3 Select the file to load using the set lever (JK), and
press the center of the set lever.
Memo :
● If you do not want to load the file, select [Cancel] to return to
the previous screen.
● When loading of a file fails, a ALoad Error!B message
(indicated in red frame) appears for several seconds, after
which the previous screen is displayed.
5 Loading is complete.
● After loading of the file is complete, APlease WaitB appears
on the screen, and the menu screen closes automatically.
● The camera recorder restarts.
Cursor
[Load Scene File] Menu Screen
Memo :
● When the write-protect switch of the inserted SDHC/SDXC
card is set, a
mark appears beside the SDHC/SDXC
card icon. Setup files can be loaded from an SDHC/SDXC
card even if the write-protect switch is set.
● Setup files that are completely incompatible will not be
displayed.
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Camera Features
Managing/Editing Clips on
a PC
2
Loading Clips to the PC (USB Mode)
You can load clips to a PC by connecting the camera
recorder to the PC via the USB port. Doing so enables clips
stored in the SDHC/SDXC card to be managed and edited
on the PC.
Files on the SDHC/SDXC card can be managed/edited on
the connected PC in this mode only for USB mass storage
class devices that are recognized by the PC as a peripheral
drive.
Memo :
● If recording is in progress, the AChange to USB ModeB
message appears after recording stops.
● If playback is in progress, the camera recorder switches to
USB mode after the file closes automatically, such as when
playback stops.
Memo :
● Files cannot be written to the SDHC/SDXC card.
● Make sure to manage/edit files recorded in the MP4 file
format using the (JVC ProHD Clip Manager) PC application
software in the bundled CD-ROM.
● For details on how to install the application software, refer
to the [User’s Guide] of the [JVC ProHD Clip Manager]
inside the bundled CD-ROM.
1 Connect the camera recorder to the PC using a USB
cable.
A confirmation message AChange to USB ModeB to enable
the USB connection appears.
Disconnecting
Disable the connection on the PC, then remove the USB
cable from the camera recorder.
Doing so exits the USB mode and switches the camera
recorder to Camera mode.
Memo :
● The procedure for disabling the USB connection varies
according to the PC in use. For details, refer to the
instruction manual of the PC.
When your PC cannot recognize the SDXC
card
Confirm and update the OS of your PC.
Windows XP/
Windows XP SP1
Necessary to update to SP2 or higher.
Windows XP SP2/
Windows XP SP3
Necessary to download the update
software.(KB955704)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/
details.aspx?familyid=1CBE3906-DDD14CA2-B727C2DFF5E30F61&displaylang=en
Windows Vista
Necessary to update to SP1 or higher.
Windows Vista SP1/
Windows Vista
Necessary to download the update
software.(KB975823)
● 32 bit version
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/
details.aspx?FamilyID=2d1abe01-09424f8aabb2-2ad529de00a1
● 64 bit version
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/
details.aspx?FamilyID=7d54c53f-017c4ea5-ae08-34c3452ba315
Windows 7
Necessary to download the update
software. (KB976422)
● 32 bit version
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/
details.aspx?FamilyID=3ee91fc2-a9bc4ee1-aca3-2a9aff5915ea
● 64 bit version
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/
details.aspx?FamilyID=73f766dd-71274445-b860-47084587155f
ACCESS
OIS
OPEN
SHUTTER
REC
AE ±
PUSH
ADJ./ VOL.
CLOSE
[USB] Terminal
PC
DC
2 Select [Change] using the set lever (JK), and press
the center of the set lever.
The camera recorder switches to USB mode.
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Viewing Images on a
Monitor
Applicable to: Camera mode, Media mode
There are three video output terminals on this camera
recorder.
Choose the most suitable terminal according to the monitor
in use.
[A/V OUT]
Terminal
: Outputs composite video and audio signals.
[COMPONENT : Outputs component video signals. Audio sound
OUT] Terminal
is not output. Set the resolution in [Component
Output] of the [A/V Out] menu. (A Page 73)
[HDMI]
Terminal
: Outputs HDMI signals.
Configure the settings in the [A/V Out] menu to
match the monitor to be connected. [HDMI
Output], [HDMI Color Setting], [HDMI Enhance
Setting] (A Page 73)
● When both the [HDMI] and [COMPONENT OUT] terminals
are connected, the signal selected in the [HDMI Output]
menu instead of the analog component signal set in the
menu is output from the [COMPONENT OUT] terminal.
● When both the [HDMI] and [A/V OUT] terminals are
connected, video is output from the [HDMI] terminal, and
audio sound is output from both terminals.
Memo :
● Be sure to use the supplied component cable.
● You can specify the following items in the [A/V Out] menu.
[Video Output]: For adjusting the display size on the
monitor. (4:3 or 16:9)
[Display On TV]: For specifying whether to enable onscreen display.
● When the [HDMI], [COMPONENT OUT] or [A/V OUT]
terminal is connected, video images will not appear on the
viewfinder.
● When the [HDMI], [COMPONENT OUT] or [A/V OUT]
cable is inserted or removed, noise may appear in the LCD
monitor or viewfinder, but this is not a malfunction. It does
not affect the recorded images.
Wired Remote Control
Connection
[COMPONENT
OUT] [A/V OUT]
IRIS
INDEX
T
OGRAM
PR
SHUTTER
Applicable to: Camera mode
REC
AE
PUSH
REC
ADJ./ VOL.
AE
W
[HDMI]
DC
The functions of the camera recorder can be configured
using a wired remote control.
1 Connect a wired remote control to the camera recorder.
Component
Cable
Connect the wired remote control (sold separately) to the
[REMOTE] terminal of this camera recorder.
HDMI Cable
(Optional)
AV Cord
*1
REMOTE
Component
Video Input
AV Input
HDMI
[REMOTE] Terminal
Connect the wired remote control
*1 : When the component terminal is used, the video terminal of the AV cord
will not be used.
Output is as follows when two or more terminals
are connected at the same time.
● The [HDMI] terminal always outputs video and audio sound.
● When both the [COMPONENT OUT] and [A/V OUT]
terminals are connected, video is output from the
[COMPONENT OUT] terminal, while audio sound is output
from the [A/V OUT] terminal.
Note :
● Turn off the power of the camera recorder when connecting
a wired remote control.
2 Turn on the power of the camera recorder.
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Camera Features
Restoring the SDHC/SDXC
Card
4 Restoring is complete.
● When restoring is complete, ACompleteB appears and the
camera recorder returns to the [Restore Media] screen.
● When no media that requires restoring is inserted, the
camera recorder returns to the [Media] menu screen.
Applicable to: Camera mode
Restoring the SDHC/SDXC Card
It is necessary to restore the SDHC/SDXC card if an
abnormality occurs to the data in the card due to some
reasons.
A A! RESTOREB message appears at the remaining media
display area when an SDHC/SDXC card that requires
restoring is inserted.
Note :
Memo :
● The message ARestore MediaB appears on the LCD
monitor/viewfinder screen when an SDHC/SDXC card
that requires restoring is inserted while the thumbnail
screen is displayed. To cancel the message display, press
the center of the set lever.
1 Select [Restore Media] in the [Media] menu. (A
Page 75)
2 Select the SDHC/SDXC card to be restored and press
the center of the set lever.
2
3 Restoring starts.
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● [Restore Media] can only be selected in Camera mode.
However, it cannot be selected while the camera recorder is
recording. Select [Restore Media] in Camera mode when the
camera recorder is not recording.
● [Restore Media] does not restore the SDHC/SDXC card to
its original states completely. If restoring fails, replace or
format the SDHC/SDXC card. Take note that formatting the
SDHC/SDXC card erases all information inside.
Memo :
● Restoring cannot be performed in the following cases.
• SDHC/SDXC card is not inserted.
• Write-protect switch of the SDHC/SDXC card is set (
is displayed).
• Restoring is not required.
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Clips Recorded to SDHC/
SDXC Cards
Folders in the SDHC/SDXC Card
Images captured are recorded to [PRIVATE]B[JVC] folder
inside the SDHC/SDXC card.
Images recorded are sorted into the respective folders
according to the menu settings below.
System Definition
Setting
File Format Setting
Record Folder
HD (MPEG2)
MOV
CQAV
HD (MPEG2)
MP4
BPAV
SD (DV)
MOV
CQDV
SD (DV)
AVI
CADV
Recorded Clips
Recorded materials may be split into several files by this
camera recorder due to the file size. However, they can be
played back continuously on the camera recorder. Clips may
be recorded across the two SDHC/SDXC cards in card slots
A and B depending on the recording time of the clip.
When copying clips to a HDD using a PC, it is recommended
to use [JVC Clip Manager Software], which is found in the
bundled CD-ROM, to maintain continuity.
Note :
● A clip recorded across several cards cannot be played
back continuously. Continuous playback is only possible
when the recording is made on one card.
Memo :
● By formatting (initializing) the SDHC/SDXC card from the
[Format Media] menu on the camera recorder, folders
required for recording in the current [System Definition]
settings and [File Format] settings will be generated.
● When the [System Definition] settings and [File Format]
settings are changed, folders required for recording in those
settings will be automatically generated.
Note :
● When a clip inside the folder is moved or deleted using the
Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac), recording to the
SDHC/SDXC card may fail if formatting (initializing) of the
card is not performed.
Clip (Recorded Data) and Clip Name
When recording is stopped, the images, audio and
accompanying data which are recorded from start to stop are
recorded as one “clip” on the SDHC/SDXC card.
An 8-character clip name is automatically generated for the
recorded clip. (Clip Name Prefix + Clip Number)
Example:
ABCG0001
Clip Number
A number in automatic ascending order is
assigned in the recording order.
The clip number can be reset in the menu.
* [Main Menu]B[Record Set]B[Clip
Set]B[Reset Clip Number] (A Page 64)
Clip Name Prefix (any 4 alphanumeric characters)
This is set to AxxxGB (AxxxB denotes the last 3 digits of the
serial number) by default.
Memo :
● Before recording starts, you can set any characters for the
clip name prefix by using [Main Menu]B[Record
Set]B[Clip Set]B[Clip Name Prefix]. (A Page 64)
● Changes cannot be made after recording.
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Others
Error Displays and Actions
Alarm displays on the LCD monitor and viewfinder screens, as well as the tally lamps are output as follows according to the alarm
status.
Memo :
● This camera recorder makes use of a microcomputer. Noise interference from external sources may prevent it from functioning
properly. When this occurs, turn off and on the power of the camera recorder again.
Error Display
Menu Screen
Status Screen
Thumbnail Screen
Status
Action
INCORRECT MEDIA
[***]
Incorrect Media [***]
SDHC/SDXC card is not supported (a type
other than Class 6/10).
(***: A, B, A/B)
Insert an SDHC/SDXC card that is compliant
with Class 6/10.
(A Page 7)
INVALID MEDIA
[***]
Invalid Media [***]
● An irrecoverable error is detected.
● SDHC/SDXC card reading/writing error.
(Faulty SDHC/SDXC card)
(***: A, B, A/B)
Replace the SDHC/SDXC card with a new
one.
FORMATTING
REQUIRED
[***]
Formatting Required
[***]
SDHC/SDXC card is not formatted using this
camera recorder.
(***: A, B, A/B)
Format the card using this camera recorder.
(A Page 21)
RESTORE MEDIA
[***]
Restore Media [***]
● SDHC/SDXC card requires restoring.
● Recording is not successfully completed.
(Temporary blackout/card removed)
(***: A, B, A/B)
Restore the card using this camera recorder.
(A Page 92)
CHECK LENS
COVER
---
● The lens cover may be closed. (Only
checked during startup.)
Open the lens cover.
NO MEDIA
^
● [REC] button is pressed when an SDHC/
SDXC card is not inserted.
● No SDHC/SDXC card is found in the slot to
record to during the Backup Rec mode.
Insert an SDHC/SDXC card.
( A Page 20, 43 )
^
No Media
No SDHC/SDXC card is found in Media mode
or when the thumbnail screen is displayed.
Insert an SDHC/SDXC card. (A Page 20)
^
No Clips
No clips are found on the inserted SDHC/
SDXC card in Media mode or when the
thumbnail screen is displayed.
Insert an SDHC/SDXC card that contains
playable clips.
( A Page 20, 48 )
NO CLIP
^
No viewable clips are found on the card for
Clip Review.
Insert an SDHC/SDXC card that contains clips
that can be reviewed.
( A Page 20, 48 )
REC INHIBITED
^
[REC] button is pressed when the write-protect Turn off the write-protect switch of the SDHC/
switch of the SDHC/SDXC card is set.
SDXC card, or insert a recordable SDHC/
SDXC card.
(A Page 21)
LOST MEDIA INFO
[*]
Lost Media Info [*]
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● Card is removed while recording is in
progress.
● Card is removed while formatting is in
progress.
● Card is removed while restoring is in
progress.
● Card is removed while adding the OK
mark.
● Card is removed while writing a setup file.
● Card is removed while deleting a clip.
(*: A, B)
Restore the card using this camera recorder.
(A Page 92)
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Error Display
Menu Screen
Status Screen
Thumbnail Screen
Status
Action
VIDEO FORMAT
INCORRECT
^
● Video format of the file for Clip
Review is different from the [Frame
& Bit Rate] setting of the camera
recorder.
Set [Camera Resolution] and [Frame & Bit
Rate] correctly. (A Page 63)
MEDIA FULL
^
● [REC] button is pressed when the
media in use has no remaining
space.
● Remaining space ran out during
recording.
Replace the SDHC/SDXC card with a new
one.
Memo :
● This error may appear even when
there is still remaining space
displayed on a PC, etc.
(A Page 20)
● Recording operation was
When a card is inserted, press the record
performed while inserted card was button after the card slot status indicator
being checked.
lights up.
READING MEDIA INFO
^
GETTING OVERHEATED
PLEASE TURN P.OFF
● Battery temperature rose.
● Turn off the power and wait for some time
before using again.
● Replace the battery.
● Communication error in battery
has occurred.
● Replace the battery.
PLEASE TURN P.OFF
BATTERY COM. ERROR
---
Tally Lamps
The tally lamps start blinking when the remaining space on the SDHC/SDXC card is running out during recording, or when the
battery power is running low.
Blinking Mode
Blinks slowly
(once every second)
Blinks quickly
(2 times a second)
Remaining Battery Power/SDHC/SDXC Card Space
● Battery power is low
● Remaining recording time on SDHC/SDXC card is less than 3 minutes
● SDHC/SDXC card is full
● Error on the camera recorder
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Troubleshooting
Before sending for repair, check the camera recorder’s problem according to the table below.
If the problem persists, consult our authorized dealers or JVC service center.
Symptom
Action
SDHC/SDXC card cannot be inserted.
● Check that the SDHC/SDXC card is facing the right direction.
Power does not turn on.
● Is the AC adapter properly connected?
● Is the battery charged?
● Is the power turned on immediately after it is turned off? Make sure to wait for an interval of
at least 5 seconds before turning on the power again.
Unable to start recording.
● Is the write-protect switch of the SDHC/SDXC card turned on? Make sure that the writeprotect switch is turned off. (A Page 21)
● Is the camera recorder set to the Camera mode? If the [CAM] indicating lamp does not light
up in red, camera images are not output. Set the [CAM/MEDIA] selection switch to [CAM]
to switch to the Camera mode. (A Page 13)
Camera image is not output on the LCD monitor
and viewfinder screens.
● Is the camera recorder set to the Camera mode? If the [CAM] indicating lamp does not light
up in red, camera images are not output. Set the [CAM/MEDIA] selection switch to [CAM]
to switch to the Camera mode. (A Page 13)
● Is the viewfinder used with [VF Slide SW] in the [LCD/VF] menu set to AEnableB and
without pulling out the viewfinder? Pull out the viewfinder if this setting is being used.
(A Page 70)
● When the [HDMI], [COMPONENT OUT] or [A/V OUT] terminal is connected, video images
will not appear on the viewfinder. Remove the cable.
Shooting stops by itself.
● Shooting may stop halfway due to the nature of the SDHC/SDXC card.
h Check whether the card is a recommended SD card (Class 6 or higher). (A Page 7)
h Erase the contents of the SDHC/SDXC card (Delete, Format). (A Page 21)
Images on the LCD monitor and viewfinder
screens appear dark or blurred.
●
●
●
●
The subject is too dark.
● Use the Lolux mode to shoot. (A Page 30)
● Set exposure to the [+] side. (A Page 31)
● Set to the manual shooting mode and increase the sensitivity using the [GAIN] switch.
(A Page 25)
● Set the [GAIN] switch to AAGCB. (A Page 66)
● Set to open up the aperture. (A Page 36)
The color of the subject looks unnatural.
● Depending on the lighting conditions or when there are numerous light sources in the
background, set to the manual shooting mode and perform auto white balance adjustment.
(A Page 33)
● Adjust the red or blue using white paint adjustment. (A Page 34)
(Reddish, bluish, etc.)
Readjust the brightness of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder. (A Page 20)
Is [ND FILTER] set to AONB?
Is the iris closed?
Is the shutter speed setting too high?
Focus is not adjusted automatically.
● Clean any dirt or water droplets from the lens.
● If you are shooting at a dark place or shooting a subject that has no contrast between dark
and light, adjust the focus manually.
White balance cannot be adjusted.
● Is Program AE set to [Twilight]?
White balance cannot be adjusted when in the [Twilight] mode.
Screen appears dark or whitish.
● Adjust the angle and brightness of the screen. (A Page 22)
● When used in cold places, the screen may appear darker.
● The screen may be reaching the end of its service life. Consult your nearest JVC dealer.
Screen display is difficult to see.
● The screen may be difficult to see if used in bright areas, such as under direct sunlight.
The remaining battery power is not correctly
displayed.
● Charge the battery fully, use it up, and then charge again. (A Page 16)
● If the camera recorder is used for long periods of time in high or low temperatures, or if the
battery is repeatedly charged, the remaining battery level may not be displayed correctly.
Screen display is uneven.
● If the screen or surrounding parts have been pressed, remove your hands and leave the
camera for a short while. (Applying pressure causes image unevenness.)
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Symptom
Action
No display on the TV monitor.
● Set [Display On TV] in the [A/V Out] menu to AOnB. (A Page 73)
Playback does not start after selecting a clip
thumbnail and pressing the center of the set
lever.
● Is the selected clip a playable clip? Playback is not possible if the clip has a different video
format setting.
The actual recording time is shorter than the
estimated time.
● Recording time may shorten depending on the environment, such as when shooting fastmoving subjects.
The [AUDIO LEVEL CH-1/CH-2] adjustment knob
does not work.
● Is the [CH1/CH2 AUDIO SELECT] switch set to AAUTOB?
SDHC/SDXC card cannot be initialized
(formatted).
● Is the write-protect switch of the SDHC/SDXC card turned on? Make sure that the writeprotect switch is turned off. (A Page 21)
Battery alarm appears even after loading a
charged battery.
● Replace the battery with a new one.
Focus ring of the lens does not work.
● Set the [FOCUS/ZOOM] ring switch to AFOCUSB. (A Page 29)
Zoom ring of the lens does not work.
● Set the [FOCUS/ZOOM] ring switch to AZOOMB. (A Page 28)
The built-in microphone does not work.
● Remove the audio unit cable from the [AUDIO IN] terminal of the camera recorder.
(A Page 38)
Unable to adjust the recording level of the built-in
microphone using the recording level knob.
● The recording level of the built-in microphone cannot be adjusted using the recording level
knob.
The recording level knob can only be used for the [INPUT1/INPUT2] terminal. Set the
volume of the built-in microphone using [Internal Mic Level] in the [Audio Set] menu.
(A Page 65)
The time code and user’s bit are not displayed.
● Even in Camera mode or Media mode, the time code and user’s bit may not be displayed
depending to the type of status display. (A Page 80)
● Is [TC/UB] of [Status Display] in the [LCD/VF] menu set to AOffB? To display the time code
and user’s bit, set it to a value other than AOffB. (A Page 72)
The date and time are not displayed.
● The date and time are only displayed on the STATUS 2 and STATUS 3 screens in the
Camera mode (during shooting).
● To display the time on the STATUS 1 screen, set [Time Display] of [Status Display] in the
[LCD/VF] menu to a value other than AOffB. ( A Page 83, 84 )
Unable to switch from the Camera mode to Media
mode.
● You cannot switch to the Media mode during recording (mode indicator is red) or recording
pause (yellow displays such as [STBYC] and [STBYF]). To switch to the Media mode,
cancel recording pause and set to the stop mode (white display).
Sound or video is interrupted.
● Sometimes playback is interrupted at the connecting section between two scenes.
A part of the TV monitor screen appears shaky.
● Set [HDMI Output] in the [A/V Out] menu to AAutoB. (A Page 73)
Images look unnatural on the TV monitor screen.
(long and thin, etc.)
● Adjust [Video Output] in the [A/V Out] menu to match your TV monitor. (A Page 73)
Recorded clips cannot be found on the thumbnail
screen.
● Check the video file format or video format.
● Adjust [System Definition], [File Format], [Camera Resolution], and [Frame & Bit Rate] in
the [Record Format] menu to match the video format to be played back. ( A Page 48, 63 )
The camera recorder heats up.
● The camera recorder may become warm when used for a long time. This is not a
malfunction.
The camera recorder operates slowly when
turning the power on or off.
● If there are many videos files on the SDHC/SDXC card, it takes time for the camera
recorder to process the files. Copy the files on the SDHC/SDXC card to a PC, and delete
them from the SDHC/SDXC card.
The remote control does not work.
●
●
●
●
Replace the battery. (A Page 15)
The remote control may not function outdoors or under strong light conditions.
Set [Wireless Remote] in the [Others] menu to AOnB. (A Page 74)
Disconnect the wired remote control if it is connected.
The following phenomena are not malfunctions.
● The screen momentarily turns red or black when the sun
enters the field of view.
● Black dots, or shiny red, blue, or green spots appear on the
screen.
The LCD screen contains 99.99 % or more effective
pixels, but 0.01 % or fewer pixels may be inactive or
always lit.
Reset the camera recorder when it does not
function properly.
1 Turn off the power.
2 Remove the battery and AC adapter from the camera
recorder, reattach them, and turn on the power.
3 Perform [Reset All] in the [Others] menu. (A
Page 74)
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Specifications
Camera Recorder
Video format
: NTSC setting
HD (HQ mode)
: 1920x1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
1440x1080/59.94i, 1280x720/59.94p,
29.97p, 23.98p
HD (SP mode)
: 1440x1080/59.94i, 1280x720/59.94p,
29.97p, 23.98p
SD
: 720x480/59.94i (GY-HM150U only)
: PAL setting
General
Power
: DC 11 V (using AC adapter)
DC 7.2 V (using battery)
Power
consumption
: Approx. 8.3 W
(when backlight is set to [STANDARD] while
the LCD monitor or viewfinder is in use)
Dimensions
: 366 mm (W) × 179 mm (H) × 138 mm (D)
(14-4/8" x 7-1/8" x 5-4/8")
Mass
: Approx. 1190 g (2.7 Ibs)
Approx. 1320 g (2.9 Ibs) (incl. battery
BN-VF823U, SD card, micorophone)
Allowable
operating
temperature
: 0 f to 40 f (32 J to 104 J)
Allowable
operating
humidity
: 35 % RH to 80 % RH
Allowable
storage
temperature
: -20 f to 50 f (-4 J to 122 J)
Image pickup
device
: 1/4", Progressive CCD3
Lens
: F1.8 to 2.8
f = 3.7 mm to 37 mm
Filter diameter
: When the hood is detached
46 mm (screw pitch: 0.75 mm)
Compatible with filter (external diameter:
50 mm and below),
tele-converter, and wide-converter
When the hood is attached
72 mm (screw pitch: 0.75 mm)
Compatible with filter (external diameter:
75 mm and below) only
* When removing the filter, do not press on
the top and bottom of the hood. Doing so
makes it difficult to remove the filter and
may damage the inner surface of the
hood.
Zoom
: Up to 10x (optical zoom)
LCD screen
: 2.7", 16:9, 230,000 pixels
Viewfinder
: 0.24", 16:9, 260,000 pixels
Video/Audio
HD (HQ mode)
: 1920x1080/50i, 25p, 1440x1080/50i,
1280x720/50p, 25p
HD (SP mode)
: 1440x1080/50i, 1280x720/50p, 25p
SD
720x576/50i (GY-HM150E only)
Terminals
AV terminal
: Video Analog output 1.0 V (p-p), 75 K
Audio Analog output (stereo)
-8 dBu, 1 kK (when reference level -12 dB
is selected)
-16 dBu, 1 kK (when reference level -20 dB
is selected)
Component terminal
: Y, PB, PR component output
Y: 1.0 V (p-p), 75 K
PB, PR: 700 mV (p-p), 75 K
HDMI terminal
: HDMI Connector
USB terminal
: Mini USB-B type, USB 2.0
Headphone jack
: 3.5 mm mini jack (stereo)
Remote terminal
: 3.5 mm mini jack (4-pin)
Audio INPUT1/INPUT2 terminals
MIC
LINE
: -60 dBu, 3 kK, XLR (balanced),
+48 V output (phantom power supply)
: +4 dBu, 10 kK, XLR (balanced)
Accessories
AC adapter ...................................................................................1
Power cord (GY-HM150U) ............................................................2
Power cord (GY-HM150E) ............................................................4
Battery ..........................................................................................1
Battery charger.............................................................................1
Remote control unit ......................................................................1
Audio unit......................................................................................1
Microphone...................................................................................1
AV cord .........................................................................................1
Component cable .........................................................................1
CD-ROM.......................................................................................1
Instruction manual ........................................................................1
Recording time
: Approx. 25 minutes (8 GB SDHC/
SDXC card, 35 Mbps, VBR mode)
Video recording file
format
: QuickTime File Format
(For Final Cut Pro)
MP4 File Format (HD only)
AVI File Format (SD only)
: Video signal
Warranty card (GY-HM150U only) ................................................1
AC Adapter
Power
:
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Output
:
DC 11 Vd, 1 A
Allowable
operating
temperature
:
0 f to 40 f (32 J to 104 J)
HD (HQ mode)
: MPEG-2 Long GOP
VBR, 35 Mbps (Max) MPEG-2
HD (SP mode)
: MPEG-2 Long GOP
CBR, 25 Mbps (1440x1080i) /19 Mbps
(1280x720p) MPEG-2
Dimensions
:
49 mm (W) × 26 mm (H) × 64 mm (D)
(1-15/16" x 1-1/8" x 2-7/8")
(excluding cord and AC plug)
SD
: DV
CBR, 25 Mbps
(720x480i: GY-HM150U only) /
(720x576i: GY-HM150E only)
Mass
:
Approx. 86 g (0.19 Ibs)
: Audio signal
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Remote Control Unit
Type
: DC 3 V (button battery CR2025)
Battery life
: Approx. 1 year (varies according to frequency
of use)
Operating
distance
: Approx. 5 m (16.4 ft) (along front axis)
Allowable
operating
temperature
: 0 f to 40 f (32 J to 104 J)
Dimensions
: 42 mm (W) × 14.5 mm (H) × 91 mm (D)
(1-6/8" x 9/16" x 3-5/8")
Mass
: Approx. 30 g (0.07 Ibs)
(including button battery)
100
- LINE - MIC MIC+48V
INPUT1
CH-1
CH-2
135
T
INPUT2
0 1 23
INPUT1
2 3 45
AUTO MANUAL
CH-2 INPUT AUDIO INPUT
114
W
138
REC / 6
Dimensional Outline Drawing (Unit: mm)
AUDIO
SELECT
INPUT2
USER2
AF/MF
FULL AUTO
FOCUS
ZOOM
OFF
179
USER1
102
ND
FILTER
ON
154
AUTO MANUAL
GAIN WHT.BAL IRIS A/M
LMH-
AWB
BAPRST-
A
30
B
184 (without battery)
200 (with battery)
272
366
* The specifications and appearance of this product are subject to changes for further improvement without prior notice.
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HD MEMORY CARD CAMERA RECORDER
2011 JVC KENWOOD Corporation
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