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Operating Instructions
Vol.2
Memory Card Camera-Recorder
AG-AC90P
AG-AC90PJ
AG-AC90PX
Model No.
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Vol.2
This document explains in detail how to operate this device. Concerning basic operation, please
refer to the enclosed “Operating Instructions Vol.1” (printed document).
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future
use.
ENGLISH
VQT4M99-2
F0912YK2054
until
2014/5/30
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Read this first
∫ About the recording format for
recording motion pictures
∫ About security
You can record motion pictures with AVCHD
recording formats using this unit. (l 30, 94)
≥ AVCHD Progressive (1080/60p) supported.
AVCHD Progressive:
It is possible to record video with highest quality
(1080/60p) possible with this unit.
Be careful about the possibility of theft or loss of
the unit, and be careful not to leave the unit
unattended. Please note that Panasonic does
not accept any responsibility for the
compromise, manipulation, and loss of
information caused by these events.
∫ Caution regarding laser beams
The lens may suffer damage if struck by a laser
beam. Make sure that laser beams do not strike
the lens when shooting in an environment
where laser devices are used.
∫ Indemnity about recorded
content
Panasonic does not accept any responsibility
for damages directly or indirectly due to any
type of problems that result in loss of recording
or edited content, and does not guarantee any
content if recording or editing does not work
properly. Likewise, the above also applies in a
case where any type of repair is made to the
unit.
∫ Cards that you can use with
this unit
∫ About Condensation (When
the lens or the LCD monitor is
fogged up)
Condensation occurs when there is a change in
temperature or humidity, such as when the unit
is taken from outside or a cold room to a warm
room. Please be careful, as it may cause the
lens or LCD monitor to become soiled, moldy,
or damaged.
When taking the unit to a place which has a
different temperature, if the unit is accustomed
to the room temperature of the destination for
about one hour, condensation can be
prevented. (When the difference in temperature
is severe, place the unit in a plastic bag or the
like, remove air from the bag, and seal the bag.)
When condensation has occurred, remove the
battery and/or the AC adapter and leave the
unit like that for about one hour. When the unit
becomes accustomed to the surrounding
temperature, fogginess will disappear naturally.
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and
SDXC Memory Card
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have
the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory
Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are
not based on SD Memory Card
Specifications.
≥ Refer to page 16 for more details on SD
cards.
∫ For the purposes of these
operating instructions
≥ The battery pack is referred to as the
“Battery”.
≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and
SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the
“SD card”.
≥ Function that can be used for Recording
Mode:
Function that can be used for Playback
Mode:
≥ The correct value for 60p/60i is
59.94p/59.94i.
≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an
arrow, for example: l 00
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Contents
Read this first ................................................. 2
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts ............ 5
Power supply................................................ 11
Charging the battery .............................. 12
Inserting/removing the battery ............... 13
Charging and recording time ................. 14
Connecting to the AC outlet................... 15
Preparation of SD cards .............................. 16
Cards that you can use with this unit ..... 16
Inserting/removing an SD card .............. 17
Turning the unit on/off................................. 18
Selecting a mode ......................................... 18
Using the LCD monitor/Viewfinder............. 19
Using the LCD monitor .......................... 19
How to use the touch screen ................. 20
LCD monitor adjustment ........................ 20
Viewfinder adjustment ........................... 21
Recording yourself................................. 22
Setting date and time................................... 23
Using the menu screen ............................... 24
Using with the wireless
remote control.............................................. 25
Operation of direction buttons/
OK button .............................................. 26
Recording
Before recording ..........................................27
Formatting cards .................................... 28
Selecting a media to record ........................29
Recording motion pictures .........................30
Recording still pictures ...............................31
Intelligent Auto Mode/Manual Mode...........33
Using the zoom ............................................35
Ring zoom.............................................. 35
Image Stabilizer Function............................37
Focus.............................................................38
White Balance...............................................40
Iris adjustment..............................................42
Manual shutter speed ..................................44
Audio Input ...................................................45
Microphone setup .................................. 45
Switching Audio Input ............................ 46
Adjusting the audio input level ............... 49
Counter display ............................................51
Setting the Time Code ........................... 52
Setting the User Information .................. 53
Setting the Recording Counter............... 54
USER button .................................................55
Setting the USER button........................ 55
Using the USER button.......................... 56
Functions of the USER button ............... 57
Useful functions ...........................................61
Quick Start ............................................. 61
Zebra...................................................... 62
Color Bar Screen ................................... 62
Switching the screen indications/
mode information display ....................... 63
Using of Operation Icons ............................64
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Playback
Menu
Motion picture/Still picture playback ......... 65
Motion picture playback using
operation icon ........................................ 68
Useful functions........................................... 70
Creating still picture from
motion picture ........................................ 70
Repeat Playback ................................... 70
Resuming the previous playback........... 71
Playback scenes by
the selected format ................................ 71
Playing back still pictures by date.......... 72
Deleting scenes/still pictures ..................... 73
Protecting scenes/still pictures .............. 74
Watching Video/Pictures on your TV ......... 75
Connecting with a HDMI cable .............. 78
Listening in 5.1 channel sound .............. 78
Connecting with the AV multi cable ....... 78
Using the Menu ............................................89
Camera Setup........................................ 89
Recording Setup .................................... 94
Switch and display setting.................... 100
Other Functions ................................... 106
Video Setup ......................................... 110
Picture Setup ....................................... 111
Editing
Copying between SD cards......................... 79
Connecting to a PC
(File transfer/nonlinear editing) .................. 81
Operating environment
(mass storage)....................................... 81
Connecting to a PC ............................... 83
About the PC display ............................. 84
Dubbing ........................................................ 85
Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder..... 85
Using the Eye-Fi card .................................. 86
Display
Indications .................................................. 112
Messages .................................................... 114
Others
Troubleshooting ......................................... 114
About recovery..................................... 118
Updating the firmware incorporated
into the unit................................................. 118
Cautions for use......................................... 119
About copyright .........................................123
Recording modes/approximate
recordable time ..........................................124
Approximate number of
recordable pictures....................................125
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Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts
12 34 5
6
14
7
15
8
9
10
11
12
13
16
17
18
1 Shoulder strap fixture (l 8)
2 Handle
3 Sub zoom lever (l 35, 104)
≥ This lever functions in the same manner as
the zoom lever.
4 Sub recording start/stop button
(l 27, 104)
≥ This button functions in the same manner as
the recording start/stop button.
5 Accessory shoe
6 Microphone holder attachment part
(l 9)
7 Audio input terminals 1, 2 (XLR 3 pin)
[AUDIO INPUT1, 2] (l 10, 47)
8 Zoom lever [T/W] (In Recording Mode)
(l 35)
Volume lever [rVOLs]/Thumbnail
display switch [
/
] (In Playback
Mode) (l 67)
9 Photoshot button [
] (l 31)
10 Status indicator (l 18)
11 Power switch (l 18)
12 Recording start/stop button (l 30)
13 Hand strap (l 8)
14 Headphone terminal [ ] (l 64)
15 Camera remote jack [CAM REMOTE]
[CAM REMOTE] (3.5 mm (0.14 q) mini jack)
It is possible to adjust the focus or iris
connecting with the remote control (optional).
≥ It is not possible to use the remote control
(optional) in the Intelligent Auto Mode.
[ZOOM S/S] (2.5 mm (0.1 q) super mini jack)
It is possible to operate zoom operation or
recording start/stop connecting with the remote
control (optional).
≥ Do not connect any equipment except the
remote control (optional) to the camera
remote jack. Brightness of the image may
change or it may not focus when an
equipment other than the remote control
(optional) is connected.
16 Eyepiece corrector lever (l 21)
17 Tripod receptacle (l 9)
18 Inlet (cooling fan) (l 28)
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19 20
25
26
21
22
23
24
27
28 29 30
34
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
Wireless remote control sensor (l 26)
Internal microphones
Recording lamp (l 106)
Speaker
Lens (l 10)
Lens hood
INPUT 1, 2 (LINE/MIC) switches (l 47)
INPUT 1, 2 (+48V) switches (l 47)
User 1, 2, 3 buttons [USER1, USER2,
USER3] (l 55)
Intelligent auto/Manual switch
[iA/MANU] (l 33)
Quick Start button [QUICK START]
(l 61)
Quick start lamp (l 61)
Focus ring (l 38)
Zoom ring (l 35)
Iris ring (l 42)
Focus assist button [FOCUS ASSIST]
(l 39)
Iris auto/Manual button [IRIS A/M]
(l 42)
41
36
37
42
43
38
44
39 40
31 32 33
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
35
36 Focus auto/Manual/¶ button
[FOCUS A/M/¶] (l 38)
37 Optical Image Stabilizer button [O.I.S.]
(l 37)
38 White Balance button [W.B.] (l 40)
39 Zebra button [ZEBRA] (l 62)
40 Color Bar Screen button [BARS] (l 62)
41 Menu button [MENU] (l 24)
42 Display/Mode check button [DISP/
MODE CHK] (l 56, 63)
43 Counter button [COUNTER] (l 51)
44 Counter reset button [RESET] (l 53, 54)
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45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55 56
57
61
62
63
58 59 60
45 LCD monitor extract part [PULL] (l 19)
46 LCD monitor (Touch screen) (l 20)
47 Shoulder strap fixture (l 8)
48 Eye cup attachment part (l 8)
49 Eye cup (l 8)
50 Viewfinder (l 21)
51 Battery release button [PUSH] (l 13)
52 Battery holder (l 13)
53 DC input terminal [DC IN] (l 15)
≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the
supplied one.
54 Mode switch (l 18)
55 CH1, CH2 switches [CH1, CH2] (l 47)
56 Audio control knobs [CH1, CH2] (l 50)
57 SD Card slot cover (l 17)
58 Access lamp (card 1) (l 17)
59 Card slot 1 (left)/
Card slot 2 (right) (l 17)
60 Access lamp (card 2) (l 17)
61 HDMI connector [HDMI] (l 75)
62 AV multi connector [AV MULTI] (l 75)
≥ Use the AV multi cable (only the supplied
cable).
63 USB terminal [USB 2.0] (l 83)
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∫ Adjust the length of the hand strap so that it fits your hand.
1, 2 Flip the belt cover and the belt.
3
Adjust the length.
4, 5 Replace the belt.





∫ Attaching the eye cup
Attach by aligning the notch of the eye cup attachment part with the protrusion at the inside of the
eye cup.

A
B
Notch
Protrusion

∫ Attaching the Shoulder strap
We recommend that you attach the shoulder strap (supplied) before going out of doors to record so
as to avoid dropping this unit.


C
20 mm (0.8 q) or longer
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∫ Attaching the microphone holder


A
B
C
D

E
F


Microphone holder attachment part
Microphone holder adaptor
External microphone (optional)
Microphone holder screws (6 mm
(0.24 q))
Microphone holder
Microphone holder screws (12 mm
(0.47 q))

≥ Attach by using a commercially available screw driver.
≥ When attaching an external microphone (optional) to the microphone holder attachment part, use
the supplied microphone holder and microphone holder adaptor.
≥ The microphone holder is set up so that a 21 mm (0.83 q) external microphone (AG-MC200G:
optional) can be attached. Check in advance whether the microphone you wish to use can be
attached.
≥ When attaching the microphone holder and the microphone holder adaptor, be sure to tighten the
screws firmly even though you might hear a squeaking sound.
≥ When wiring the microphone cable, use the cable clamper of the microphone holder adaptor.


G
H
Cable clamper
Microphone holder adaptor
∫ Attaching the tripod
≥ There are tripod mounting holes that are compatible
with 1/4-20UNC and 3/8-16UNC screws. Use the size
that matches the diameter of the tripod’s fixing screw.
≥ Attaching a tripod with a screw length of 5.5 mm
(0.22 q) or more may damage the unit.

A
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Tripod receptacle
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∫ Attaching the lens cap
Protect the lens surface with the lens cap while the unit is not used.
Attach or remove it by pinching on it.
∫ Attaching the INPUT terminal cap
Attach the INPUT terminal cap while the audio input terminals 1, 2 (XLR 3 pin) is not used.

B
INPUT terminal cap
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Preparation
Power supply
∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
(AG-AC90P/PJ)
The battery that can be used with this unit is CGA-D54.
(AG-AC90PX)
The batteries that can be used with this unit are CGA-D54s and CGA-D54.
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the genuine
product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of these battery packs
are not adequately protected with internal protection to meet the requirements of
appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility that these battery packs may lead to
fire or explosion. Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure
occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are
used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
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Charging the battery
When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before
using this unit for the first time.
Important:
≥ Do not use the AC cable with any other equipment as it is designed only for this unit. Also,
do not use the AC cable from other equipment with this unit.
≥ It is recommended to charge the battery in a temperature between 10 oC and 30 oC (50 oF
and 86 oF).
(The battery temperature should also be the same.)
Charging lamp [CHARGE] A
Lights up:
Charging (Battery charging time: l 14)
Goes off:
Charging completed
Flashing:
Be sure to connect the unit correctly (l 121)
Power lamp B
≥ This will light up when the AC cable is
connected.
AG-AC90P/PJ: AC cable (K2CA2CA00025; supplied)
AG-AC90PX: AC cable (K2CA2YY00129; supplied)
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
C
1
Connect the AC cable to the battery charger and the AC outlet.
(AG-AC90P/PJ only)
≥ Use the AC cable (K2CA2CA00025; supplied) dedicated for the battery charger.
2
≥
≥
≥
≥
Insert the battery into the battery charger by aligning the arrows.
We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 14).
If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
Do not heat or expose to flame.
Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with
doors and windows closed.
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Inserting/removing the battery
Install the battery by inserting it in the direction shown in the figure.
Removing the battery
Make sure that the power switch is set to OFF
and the status indicator is turned off, and then
remove by holding onto it taking care not to
drop. (l 18)
While pressing the battery release button,
remove the battery.
Insert the battery until it clicks and locks.
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Charging and recording time
∫ Charging/Recording time
≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH
≥ When using the viewfinder (times in parentheses are when using the LCD monitor)
Battery model number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Supplied battery/
CGA-D54 (optional) and
CGA-D54s
[7.2 V/5400 mAh]
Charging
time
6h
Recording
format
Maximum
Actual
continuously
recordable time
recordable time
[PS 1080/60p]
6 h 25 min
(5 h 45 min)
4h
(3 h 35 min)
[PH 1080/60i]
6 h 45 min
(6 h)
4 h 10 min
(3 h 40 min)
[PH 1080/30p]
6 h 50 min
(6 h 5 min)
4 h 15 min
(3 h 45 min)
[PH 1080/24p]
7 h 10 min
(6 h 20 min)
4 h 25 min
(3 h 55 min)
[HA 1080/60i]
6 h 45 min
(6 h)
4 h 10 min
(3 h 45 min)
[HE 1080/60i]
6 h 55 min
(6 h 5 min)
4 h 15 min
(3 h 45 min)
[PM 720/60p]
6 h 45 min
(6 h)
4 h 10 min
(3 h 45 min)
[SA 480/60i]
7 h 5 min
(6 h 15 min)
4 h 20 min
(3 h 50 min)
[CS 480/60i]
7 h 10 min
(6 h 20 min)
4 h 25 min
(3 h 55 min)
≥ These times are approximations.
≥ The indicated charging time is for when the battery has been discharged completely.
Charging time and recordable time vary depending on the usage conditions such as high/
low temperature.
≥ The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly starting/stopping
recording, turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever etc.
≥ The batteries heat up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction.
Battery capacity indication
≥ The display changes as the battery capacity reduces.
If the battery discharges, then
will flashes red.
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#
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Connecting to the AC outlet
The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always
“live” as long as the AC adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet.
Important:
≥ Use the supplied AC adaptor. Do not use the AC adaptor of another device.
≥ Do not use the AC cable with any other equipment as it is designed only for this unit. Also,
do not use the AC cable from other equipment with this unit.
(AG-AC90P/PJ)
(AG-AC90PX)







A AC cable (K2CB2CB00022; supplied)
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
1
B
AC cable (K2CA2YY00129; supplied)
Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor and the AC outlet.
(AG-AC90P/PJ only)
≥ Use the AC cable (K2CB2CB00022; supplied) dedicated for the AC adaptor.
2
Connect the AC adaptor to the DC input terminal [DC IN].
∫ Removing the AC adaptor
≥ Make sure to set the power switch to OFF and the status indicator is turned off when
disconnecting the AC adaptor.
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Preparation
Preparation of SD cards
The unit can record motion pictures or still pictures to an SD card.
Cards that you can use with this unit
Use SD cards conforming to Class 4 or higher of the SD Speed Class Rating* for motion
picture recording.
Card type
SD Memory Card
Capacity
512 MB/1 GB/2 GB
SDHC Memory Card
4 GB/6 GB/8 GB/12 GB/16 GB/24 GB/32 GB
SDXC Memory Card
48 GB/64 GB
* SD Speed Class Rating is the speed
standard regarding continuous writing. Check
via the label on the card, etc.
e.g.:
≥ When using an SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card with other equipment, check the
equipment is compatible with these Memory Cards.
≥ An Eye-Fi X2 series SD card is required to use functions related to Eye-Fi. (l 86)
≥ We do not guarantee the operation of SD cards other than the ones above. Further, SD cards
with a capacity of less than 32 MB cannot be used for video recording.
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory Cards
that do not have the SDXC logo are not based on SD Memory Card Specifications.
≥ When the write-protect switch A on SD card is locked, no recording, deletion
or editing will be possible on the card.
≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
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Inserting/removing an SD card
When using a non Panasonic SD card for the first time, or one which was previously used on
another equipment, it is necessary to format the SD card. (l 28) When the SD card is formatted,
all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
Caution:
Check that the access lamp has gone off.
Access lamp A
≥ When this unit is accessing the SD card,
the access lamp lights up.
1
≥ One SD card can be inserted into each of the
card slot 1 and the card slot 2.
≥ Face the label side C in the direction shown
in the illustration and press it straight in as far
as it will go.
≥ Press the center of the SD card and then pull
it straight out.


Open the SD card slot cover and
insert (remove) the SD card into
(from) the card slot B.

2
Securely close the SD card slot
cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
≥ Do not touch the terminals on the back of the
SD card.
≥ Do not apply strong shocks, bend, or drop the
SD card.
≥ Electrical noise, static electricity or the failure
of this unit or the SD card may damage or
erase the data stored on the SD card.
≥ When the card access lamp is lit, do not:
j Remove the SD card
j Turn the unit off
j Insert and remove the USB cable
j Expose the unit to vibrations or shock
Performing the above while the lamp is on
may result in damage to data/SD card or this
unit.
≥ Do not expose the terminals of the SD card to
water, dirt or dust.
≥ Do not place SD cards in the following areas:
j In direct sunlight
j In very dusty or humid areas
j Near a heater
j Locations susceptible to significant
difference in temperature (condensation
can occur.)
j Where static electricity or electromagnetic
waves occur
≥ To protect SD cards, return them to their
cases when you are not using them.
≥ About disposing of or giving away the SD
card. (l 122)
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Preparation
Turning the unit on/off
Set the power switch to ON while pressing the lock release button B to turn on
the unit.


A
To turn off the unit
Set the power switch to OFF while
pressing the lock release button.
The status indicator goes off.
The status indicator lights on.
≥ To turn on the unit again after the [ECONOMY (BATT)] or [ECONOMY (AC)] is activated, set the
power switch to OFF once, and then to ON again. (l 107)
Preparation
Selecting a mode
Operate the mode switch to change the mode to
or
C Mode switch

Recording Mode (l 30, 31)
Playback Mode (l 65)
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Preparation
Using the LCD monitor/Viewfinder
The viewfinder is turned off and the LCD monitor is turned on when the LCD monitor is extracted.
The viewfinder is turned on when the LCD monitor is retracted.
Using the LCD monitor
1
Extract the LCD monitor in the
direction as indicated in the figure.
≥ Hold the LCD monitor extract part A when
pulling out.

2
Rotate to the position that is easy to
view.
To retract the LCD monitor
Retract as shown in the figure with the LCD facing
downward.
Range of rotation of the LCD monitor

≥ It can rotate up to 270o B towards the lens.
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How to use the touch screen
You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger.
∫ Touch
Touch and release the touch screen to select icon or
picture.
≥ Touch the center of the icon.
≥ Touching the touch screen will not operate while you
are touching another part of the touch screen.
∫ Slide while touching
Move your finger while pressing on the touch screen.
∫ About the operation icons
/
/
/
:
Touch when changing a page or performing settings.
:
Touch to return to the previous screen.
≥ Do not touch the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens.
LCD monitor adjustment
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
[POWER LCD]
This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors.
Select the menu. (l 24)
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [POWER LCD]# [ON]
≥ When the AC adaptor is in use, [POWER LCD] is set to [ON] automatically.
≥ Recordable time with the battery is shortened when the LCD is made brighter.
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[LCD SET]
It adjusts brightness and color density on the LCD monitor.
1
Select the menu. (l 24)
MENU
2
3
4
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [LCD SET]
Touch the desired setting item.
[COLOR]:
Color level of the LCD monitor
[BRIGHTNESS]:
Brightness of the LCD monitor
[CONTRAST]:
Contrast of the LCD monitor
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
Viewfinder adjustment
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
Adjusting the field of view
It adjusts the field of view to show the image on the viewfinder clearly.
1
Adjust the viewfinder to suit your vision so
that you can see the display images clearly.
≥ Be careful not to trap your fingers when moving the
viewfinder.
≥ The viewfinder can be lifted vertically up to
approximately 90o.
≥ Retract the LCD monitor and turn on the viewfinder.
2

Adjust the focus by operating the eyepiece
corrector lever.
A
Eyepiece corrector lever
[EVF SET]
Brightness of the viewfinder can be switched.
Select the menu. (l 24)
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [EVF SET] # [BRIGHT]/[NORMAL]/[DARK]
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[EVF COLOR]
The recording images or playback images on the viewfinder can be selected between color/black
and white.
Select the menu. (l 24)
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [EVF COLOR]# [ON] or [OFF]
[ON]:
Displayed in color
[OFF]:
Displayed in black and white
Recording yourself
≥ Change the mode to
.
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.
≥ Displaying during the recording yourself can be
switched by setting [SELF SHOOT]. (l 104)
≥ Only some indications will appear on the screen when the [SELF SHOOT] is set to [MIRROR].
When
appears, return the direction of the LCD monitor to normal position and check the
warning/alarm indication. (l 114)
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Preparation
Setting date and time
When this unit is turned on, the message [SET TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME] may appear.
To make these settings, select [YES], and follow the instructions from Step 2-3 of the time zone
setting procedure.
1
Select the menu. (l 24)
MENU
2
: [OTHER FUNCTION] # [CLOCK SET]
Touch the date or time to be set, then set the
desired value using
/
.
Example: AG-AC90PJ
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.
3
4
Touch [ENTER].
Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
≥ The date and time function is driven by a built-in lithium battery.
≥ If the time display becomes [- -], the built-in lithium battery needs to be charged. To recharge the
built-in lithium battery, connect the AC adaptor or attach a charged battery to this unit. Leave the
unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the battery will maintain the date and time for approx.
6 months. (The battery is still being recharged even if the unit is off.)
≥ The way that time is displayed can be changed in the menu settings. (l 102)
[SW & DISP SETUP] # [DATE/TIME] or [DATE FORMAT]
Time zone
Time difference from the Greenwich Mean Time can be set.
1
Select the menu. (l 24)
MENU
2
3
: [OTHER FUNCTION] # [TIME ZONE]
Touch
/
and set the region to record.
Touch [ENTER].
≥ If the [CLOCK SET] screen appears, perform [CLOCK SET].
4
Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
≥ When the time zone setting is changed, the date/time setting of the unit also changes
automatically.
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Preparation
Using the menu screen
MENU
1
2
3
Press the MENU button
MENU
.
Touch the top menu A.
Touch the submenu B.
≥ Next (Previous) page can be displayed by touching
.
4
5
Touch the desired item to enter the setting.
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu setting.
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Preparation
Using with the wireless remote control
10 Menu button [MENU]*
11 OK button [OK] (l 26)
* means that these buttons function in the
same manner as the corresponding buttons
on the unit.
Select the menu.
MENU
: [OTHER FUNCTION] #
[REMOTE CONTROL] # [ON]
1
2
3
4
START/
STOP
/VOL
DATE/TIME
EXT DISPLAY
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
5
6
7
Remove the insulation sheet A before
using.
8
9
SKIP
MENU
10
OK
Replace a button-type battery
11
1 Power on/off button [
]
The unit can be turned on/off when the power
switch of this unit is set to ON.
≥ Unit cannot be turned off when it is connected
to the PC.
2 Photoshot button [
]*
3 On-screen display button
[EXT DISPLAY] (l 77)
4 Playback operation buttons (l 66, 68)
These buttons function in the same manner as
the corresponding playback operation icon
being displayed on screen. [Excluding Skip
Playback (l 68)]
5 Delete button [ ] (l 74)
6 Direction buttons [3,4,2,1]
7 Zoom/volume/thumbnail display switch
buttons [T, W,
/VOL]*
8 Recording start/stop button [START/
STOP]*
9 Date/time button [DATE/TIME] (l 102)
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1
While pressing the stopper B, pull
out the battery holder.
2
Set the button-type battery with its
(i) mark facing upward and then put
the battery holder back in place.
≥ When the button-type battery runs down,
replace it with a new battery (part number:
CR2025). The battery should normally last
about 1 year, however this depends on
how frequently the unit is used.
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∫ Wireless remote control usable range
15
15
15
15
A Wireless remote control sensor
Distance: Within approx. 5 m (16 feet)
Angle: Approx. 15o up, down, left and right
≥ The wireless remote control is intended for indoor operation. Outdoors or under strong light, the
unit may not operate properly even within the usable ranges.
Operation of direction buttons/OK button
1
Press a direction button.
≥ Selected item will become yellow.
2
3
STILL ADV
PAUSE
SKIP
STOP
STILL ADV
SKIP
MENU
Select the item with the direction
button.
OK
Confirm the selection by pressing
the OK button.
STILL ADV
PAUSE
SKIP
STOP
STILL ADV
SKIP
MENU
OK
≥ Selection/confirmation of operation icons, thumbnail display etc. can be operated.
≥ Wherever you can touch with your finger can be operated by the wireless remote control.
(Excluding some functions)
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Recording
Before recording
∫ Basic camera positioning
Normal recording
Low-angle recording
≥ For easier low-angle recording, the sub
recording start/stop button and the sub zoom
lever can be used.
≥ Put your hand through the hand strap and
hold the unit with both hands.
Recording from a high position
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≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another
person or object.
≥ Hold the eye cup of the viewfinder as close as possible to your right eye.
≥ Adjust the angle of the LCD monitor according to the position in which the unit is held.
≥ When you are outdoors, record pictures with the sunlight behind you. If the subject is backlit, it will
become dark in the recording.
≥ Keep your arms near your body and separate your legs for better balance.
≥ For stable images, it is recommended to use a tripod whenever possible.
≥ Do not cover the cooling fan inlet with your hand etc.
Formatting cards
If you use the SD cards for the first time for recording with this unit, format the cards.
Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be
erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, disc etc. (l 81)
≥ When using two SD cards, format both SD cards.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [OTHER FUNCTION] # [FORMAT CARD]
Touch [SD CARD 1] or [SD CARD 2].
≥ When formatting is complete, touch [EXIT] to exit the message screen.
≥ Do not turn this unit off or remove the SD card, while formatting. Do not expose the unit to
vibrations or shock.
Use this unit to format media.
Do not format an SD card using any other equipment such as a PC. Otherwise it may not
be possible to use the card on this unit.
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Recording
Selecting a media to record
[SD CARD 1] and [SD CARD 2] can be selected separately to record motion pictures or still
pictures.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [MEDIA SELECT]
Touch the media to record motion pictures
or still pictures.
≥ The media is selected separately for motion pictures or
still pictures and is then highlighted in yellow.
3
Touch [ENTER].
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Recording
Recording motion pictures
1
Change the mode to

.
≥ Extract the LCD monitor.
2
Press the recording start/stop
button C to start recording.
≥ Recording will stop when you press the
recording start/stop button again.

A
B

When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥.
Mode switch
∫ Screen indications in the Recording Mode
TC 00:00:00:00
R 1h20m
TC 00:00:00:00
(White)
Counter display (l 51)
Media where the motion picture is
recorded (l 29)
R 1h20m
Approximate remaining recordable
time
≥ When the remaining time is less
than 1 minute, R 0h00m flashes
red.
60 i
Recording format (l 94)
60i
Frame rate (l 94)
≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording and
pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.
≥ Up to approximately 3,900 scenes can be recorded on single SD card.
Number of scenes that can be recorded will be less than above in following cases:
j If you change [REC FORMAT] (l 94)
j During the Interval Recording
j If you change [MIC SETUP] (l 45)
≥ Please refer to page 124 about approximate recordable time.
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Recording
Recording still pictures
1
Change the mode to
.
≥ Extract the LCD monitor.
2
Press the
button.
≥ When photos are being recorded, the
remaining recordable number of photos and
the photo operation display
are
displayed.

A
Mode switch
∫ About the screen indications while recording still pictures
3M
R3000
Size of still pictures
Remaining number of still pictures
Still picture indication
3M
R3000
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∫ About picture size
The number of recording pixels changes depending on the [REC FORMAT] (l 94) and the
[ASPECT] (l 97).
Recording format
ASPECT
[PS 1080/60p], [PH 1080/60i],
[PH 1080/30p], [PH 1080/24p],
[HA 1080/60i], [HE 1080/60i],
[PM 720/60p]
-
[SA 480/60i], [CS 480/60i]
Picture size
3 M 2304k1296
16:9
4:3
2.2M 1728k1296
≥ It is possible to record still pictures while recording motion pictures. (Simultaneous
recording)
≥ It is recommended to use a tripod when recording under low light conditions because the shutter
speed becomes slow.
≥ If simultaneous recording is used while recording a motion picture, the remaining recordable time
will shorten. If the unit is turned off or the mode switch operated, the remaining recordable time
may lengthen.
≥ The 16:9 still pictures recorded using this unit may be cropped at the edges when printed. So, be
sure to check before printing in the store or on your printer.
≥ Please refer to page 125 about approximate number of recordable pictures.
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Recording
Intelligent Auto Mode/Manual Mode
MANU
iA/MANU switch
Slide the switch to change the Intelligent Auto
Mode/Manual Mode.
≥ MNL is displayed in the Manual Mode.
≥ The following modes appropriate for the condition are set just by pointing the unit to what you
want to record in the Intelligent Auto Mode.
Mode
Effect
Portrait
Faces are detected and focused automatically, and the brightness is adjusted
so it is recorded clearly.
Scenery
The whole landscape will be recorded vividly without whiting out the background
sky, which may be very bright.
Spotlight
Very bright object is recorded clearly.
Low light*
It can record very clearly even in a dark room or twilight.
Normal
In modes other than those described above, the contrast is adjusted to give a
clear picture.
* When [AUTO SLOW SHTR] (l 98) is [OFF], Low Light Mode will not be entered.
≥ Depending on the recording conditions, the unit may not enter the desired mode.
≥ In the Portrait, Spotlight, or Low Light Mode, the face will be surrounded by a white frame when
detected. In the Portrait Mode, a subject that is bigger and close to center of the screen will be
surrounded by an orange frame. (l 103)
≥ Faces cannot be detected depending on the recording conditions, such as when faces are of
certain sizes or at certain tilts or when digital zoom is used.
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∫ Intelligent Auto Mode
When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Automatic White Balance and Auto Focus operate and
automatically adjust the color balance and focusing.
Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically
adjusted for an optimum brightness.
≥ Color balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or
scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings. (l 38, 40)
Automatic White Balance
The illustration shows the range over which Automatic White Balance functions.
1) The effective range of Automatic White Balance adjustment
10 000K
9 000K
on this unit
8 000K
2) Blue sky
7 000K
3) Cloudy sky (rain)
6 000K
4) Sunlight
5 000K
5) White fluorescent lamp
1)
6) Halogen light bulb
4 000K
7) Incandescent light bulb
3 000K
8) Sunrise or sunset
9) Candlelight
If the Automatic White Balance is not functioning normally, adjust
the White Balance manually. (l 40)
2 000K
8)
Auto Focus
9)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
The unit focuses automatically.
≥ Auto Focus does not work correctly in the following situations.
Record pictures in the Manual Focus Mode. (l 38)
j Recording distant and close-up objects at the same time
j Recording a subject behind dirty or dusty window
j Recording a subject that is surrounded by objects with glossy surfaces or by highly reflective
objects
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Recording
Using the zoom
It can be zoomed up to 12k.
≥ It can zoom up to 25k when the [i.Zoom] is set to [ON]. (l 98)
≥ Zoom magnification can be checked in the screen display of Z00 to Z99. The value gets larger
when zoomed in, and the value gets smaller when zoomed out.
99 is displayed during the
i.Zoom.
Zoom lever/Sub zoom lever
T
T side:
Close-up recording (zoom in)
W side:
Wide-angle recording (zoom out)
W
T
W
Ring zoom
Zoom operation can be done using the zoom ring.
A
Zoom ring A
Zoom by rotating the ring.
A side:
B

Wide-angle recording (zoom out)
B side:
Close-up recording (zoom in)
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∫ About the zoom speed
≥ The zoom speed will vary depending on how far the zoom lever is pressed or how fast the zoom
ring is rotated.
≥ Zoom speed of the sub zoom lever will vary depending on the setting of [SUB ZOOM]. (l 104)
≥ The zoom speed does not vary when operating with the wireless remote control.
≥ If you take your finger off the zoom lever during zoom operation, the operation sound may be
recorded. When returning the zoom lever to the original position, move it quietly.
≥ It can be focused approximately 1.2 m (3.9 feet) or further when the zoom magnification is at its
maximum.
≥ It can be focused approximately 3.5 cm (1.4 q) or further when the zoom magnification is set to
1k.
Utilizing the USER button
Digital zoom can be used by setting the USER button. (l 59)
≥ Please refer to page 55 for details about setting the USER button.
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Recording
Image Stabilizer Function
Use the Image Stabilizer to reduce the effects of shake during recording.
This unit is equipped with Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer.
Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer is a hybrid of Optical and Electrical Image Stabilizer.
O.I.S.
Optical Image Stabilizer button
Press the button to turn Optical Image
Stabilizer on/off.
/
#
(setting canceled)
≥ When [HYBRID O.I.S.] is [ON],
is
displayed. When [OFF],
is displayed.
∫ Changing Image Stabilizer Mode
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [HYBRID O.I.S.] # [ON] or [OFF]
When set to [ON], you can further improve image stabilization for recording while walking, or
holding the unit and recording a distant subject with zoom.
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥ This cannot be set when Optical Image Stabilizer is set to
(setting canceled).
≥ Stabilization may not be possible under strong shaking conditions.
≥ When using a tripod, we recommend that you set the Image Stabilizer to
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Recording
Focus
Perform focus adjustments using the focus ring. If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions,
then use Manual Focus.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 33)
FOCUS ASSIST

A
B
C
FOCUS ASSIST button
FOCUS A/M/¶ button
Focus ring
FOCUS A/M/∞

1

Press the FOCUS A/M/¶ button to switch to Manual Focus.
≥ It will switch to MF from AF.
2
Adjust the focus by rotating the focus ring.
≥ The focus value can be set from MF00 (focus distance: approximately 3.5 cm (1.4 q)) to MF99
(focus distance: infinity). The larger the focus value gets, the further the position where focus is
achieved.
≥ It is set to MF95 and the focus will move to infinite when the FOCUS A/M/¶ button is pressed and
held.
≥ To return to Auto Focus, either press the FOCUS A/M/¶ button or set to Intelligent Auto Mode by
switching the iA/MANU switch.
≥ When the distance to the subject approaches within 1 m (3.3 feet) approx., the unit switches to
the macro range and
or
. (The unit may switch to the macro range even when the
distance to the subject is 1 m (3.3 feet) or more depending on the subject.)
≥ Depending on the zoom magnification, this unit may fail to switch to the macro range, or go to a
non-displayed focus value.
≥ When you perform a zoom operation in the macro range, this unit may go out of focus.
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∫ Focus Assist
When the FOCUS ASSIST button is pressed, Focus Assist can be set.
The in-focus area is displayed in red.
≥ When it is pressed once more, the settings are canceled.
≥ The red display does not appear on the images actually recorded.
≥ The red display does not appear on TV.
Utilizing the USER button
When performing Manual Focus, Push AF can be used by setting the USER button. (l 57)
≥ Please refer to page 55 for details about setting the USER button.
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Recording
White Balance
Automatic White Balance function may not reproduce natural colors depending on the scenes or
lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the White Balance manually.
Switch the modes of White Balance by pressing the W.B. button.
A
W.B. button
W.B.

Mode
ATW
ATW Lock
Settings
It will automatically adjust in accordance with the recording condition.
It will lock the setting for ATW.
P3.2k*
Preset value for studio/indoor recording (halogen lamp, etc.)
P5.6k*
Preset value for outdoors
VAR*
Setting can be finely adjusted in accordance to the recording conditions.
(l 41)
Ach*
Bch*
Setting in accordance to the recording scenes can be set. (l 41)
* Only displayed when Manual Mode is in use.
≥ To return to auto setting, either set to ATW or set to Intelligent Auto Mode by switching the iA/
MANU switch.
≥ ATW and ATW Lock can also be set to the USER button. (l 58)
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∫ To finely adjust the White Balance
It is possible to adjust the White Balance in increments of 0.1K. A value between P2.4K and P9.9K
can be set.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 33)
1
2
3
4
Press the W.B. button to display [VAR].
Display operation icons (l 64), and touch
Touch
/
to adjust the color balance.
Touch
to finish the adjustment.
.
∫ To set the White Balance in accordance to the recording scene
1
2
Fill the screen with a white subject or place a white piece of paper in front of
the lens.
Press the W.B. button to display Ach.
≥ When the operation icon is displayed and Ach is touched, it will switch to Bch . (l 64)
3
Keep on pressing the W.B. button to start the White Balance adjustment.
≥ The screen goes dark momentarily, “WB SET OK” is displayed, and the adjustment ends.
≥ When the mode of White Balance is set to something other than Ach/Bch, the Black Balance
adjustment is performed by pressing and holding the W.B. button. Setting is completed when the
screen goes black momentarily and “BB SET OK” is displayed.
≥ When the White Balance/Black Balance cannot be performed, an error message “WB SET NG”
or “BB SET NG” is displayed on the screen. In such case, use other mode.
≥ Settings assigned to Ach/Bch can be finely adjusted in [COLOR TEMP A ch]/
[COLOR TEMP B ch]. (l 91)
≥ The contents previously set are maintained in the Ach/Bch. Perform the setting again when the
recording condition has changed.
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Recording
Iris adjustment
Perform Iris/Gain adjustments using the iris ring.
Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark.
MNL

F4.0
IRIS A/M



A Gain value
B Iris value
C Auto iris icon*
* It is displayed in Auto Iris Mode.
1
2
IRIS A/M button
Iris ring
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 33)
1
Press the IRIS A/M button to switch to Manual Iris Mode.
≥
disappears.
≥ The gain is displayed in dB.
2
Adjust the iris by rotating the iris ring.
Iris/Gain value:
CLOSE !# (F11 to F1.6) !# OPEN !# (0dB to 30dB)
≥ Value closer to CLOSE darken the image.
≥ Value closer to 30dB brighten the image.
≥ When the iris value is adjusted to brighter than OPEN, it changes to the gain value.
≥ To return to Auto Iris Mode, press the IRIS A/M button.
≥ If the gain value is increased, the noise on the screen increases.
≥ Depending on the zoom magnification, there are iris values that are not displayed.
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∫ Adjusting brightness during the Auto Iris Mode
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 33)
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
3
: [CAMERA SETUP] # [AUTO IRIS LEVEL]
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
Utilizing the USER button
It is convenient to use following functions of the USER button when it is set to Manual Iris.
≥ Please refer to page 55 for details about setting the USER button.
USER button function
Effect
Backlight Compensation (l 57)
Switches to automatic iris control to compensate the
backlight. This will brighten the image on the screen to
prevent getting dark when a backlight is hitting the subject
from the back.
Spotlight (l 58)
Switches to automatic iris control for spotlight. This will allow
to clearly record an extremely bright subject.
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Recording
Manual shutter speed
Adjust the shutter speed when recording fast-moving subjects.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 33)
1
2
Touch the LCD monitor to display the operation icons and touch
Touch
/
SHTR
. (l 64)
to adjust settings.
≥ When [AUTO] is touched, the shutter speed is set automatically.
≥ Touch SHTR to complete the adjustment.
Shutter speed:
1/60 to 1/2000
≥ It will be 1/30 to 1/2000 when [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is set to [ON]. (l 98)
≥ It will be 1/50 to 1/2000 (1/24 to 1/2000 when [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is set to [ON]) when
[REC FORMAT] is set to [PH 1080/24p].
≥ The shutter speed closer to 1/2000 is faster.
≥ You may see a band of light around an object that is shining very bright, or highly reflective.
≥ During normal playback, image movement may not look smooth.
≥ If you record an extremely bright object or record under indoor lighting, color and screen
brightness may change or a horizontal line may appear on the screen. Perform following
operation in such case.
j Record in the Intelligent Auto Mode
j Adjust the shutter speed to 1/60 in areas where the power supply frequency is 60 Hz, or 1/100
in areas of 50 Hz.
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Recording
Audio Input
This unit can record audio in 5.1 ch or 2 ch. (The voice recording method is Dolby® Digital (
))
When recording in 2 ch, it is possible to switch between built-in microphone, external microphone,
or connected audio equipment for each channel.
Microphone setup
Recording setting of the built-in microphone can be adjusted.
Select the menu.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC SETUP] # desired setting
[SURROUND]:
Sound is recorded with 5.1 ch surround microphone.
[ZOOM MIC]:
Sound is recorded with 5.1 ch surround microphone changing the
directionality in conjunction with the zoom operation. Sounds near
the front of the unit are recorded more clearly if you zoom in (closeup) and surrounding sounds are recorded more realistically if you
zoom out (wide angle).
[FOCUS MIC]:
The forward sound is recorded more clearly by enhancing the
directionality toward the center for the 5.1 ch surround microphone.
[2ch]:
Sound from two directions is recorded in 2 ch by forward-facing
stereo microphones.
≥ If you wish to record higher quality sound and maintain realism even when zooming in, for
instance recording a music recital, we recommend setting [MIC SETUP] to [SURROUND].
≥ When the [BASS SETTING] is set to anything other than [0dB], it becomes impossible to select
[FOCUS MIC]. (l 99)
≥ When the [REC FORMAT] is set to [SA 480/60i] or [CS 480/60i], [2ch] is used.
≥ Display of the audio level meter will change depending on the settings. (l 113)
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Switching Audio Input
INPUT1
LINE
MIC
+48V
OFF
CH1
ON
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INPUT2
LINE
MIC
CH2
+48V
OFF
A
B
C
D
ON
INT(R)
INPUT2
CH1 switch
CH2 switch
INPUT1, 2 (+48V) switches
INPUT1, 2 (LINE/MIC) switches
∫ Using the built-in microphone
Audio is recorded with the built-in microphone (5.1 ch) when the [MIC SETUP] is set to anything
other than [2ch].
When [MIC SETUP] is set to [2ch], audio is recorded with the built-in microphone (2 ch) when the
CH1 switch is set to INT(L) and the CH2 switch is set to INT(R).
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∫ Using an external microphone or audio equipment
≥ Set [MIC SETUP] to [2ch]. (l 45)
1
2
Connect an external microphone or audio
equipment to AUDIO INPUT1, 2 terminals (XLR
3 pin). (l 9)
Use INPUT1, 2 (LINE/MIC) switches to switch
the connected audio input signal.
LINE: audio equipment is connected
Input level is 0 dBu.
MIC: an external microphone is connected
Input level is -50 dBu.
≥ When [EXT. MIC GAIN1] or [EXT. MIC GAIN2] is set to
[-60dB], the input level is set to -60 dBu. (l 99)
3
A
B
(When using the phantom microphone (which requires
+48 V power supply))
AUDIO INPUT2
terminal (XLR 3 pin)
AUDIO INPUT1
terminal (XLR 3 pin)
Set the INPUT1, 2 (+48V) switches to ON.
ON: +48 V power supply to audio input terminals 1, 2 (XLR 3 pin).
OFF: No power supply for audio input terminals 1, 2 (XLR 3 pin).
4
Use the CH1 switch to select the input signal to be recorded to audio channel
1.
INT(L): Audio from the built-in microphone L (left) ch is recorded to audio channel 1.
INPUT1: Audio from a device connected to audio input terminal 1 (XLR 3 pin) is recorded to channel 1.
INPUT2: Audio from a device connected to audio input terminal 2 (XLR 3 pin) is recorded to channel 1.
5
Use the CH2 switch to select the input signal to be recorded to audio channel
2.
INT(R): Audio from the built-in microphone R (right) ch is recorded to audio channel 2.
INPUT2: Audio from a device connected to audio input terminal 2 (XLR 3 pin) is recorded to channel 2.
∫ Table of audio input patterns
Switch setting
CH1 switch
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
CH2 switch
Channel or terminal used for signal input
Audio channel 1
Audio channel 2
INT(R)
Internal microphone Lch
Internal microphone Rch
INPUT2
Internal microphone Lch
AUDIO INPUT2 terminal
INT(R)
AUDIO INPUT1 terminal
Internal microphone Rch
INPUT2
AUDIO INPUT1 terminal
AUDIO INPUT2 terminal
INT(R)
AUDIO INPUT2 terminal
Internal microphone Rch
INPUT2
AUDIO INPUT2 terminal
AUDIO INPUT2 terminal
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To remove the external microphone, etc., from the audio input terminals 1, 2
(XLR 3 pin)
Remove while pushing on the PUSH section of the audio
input terminals 1, 2 (XLR 3 pin).
≥ Set the input signal to built-in microphone by switching the
CH1, CH2 switches to INT (L) or INT (R) after removing
the external microphone. Audio will not be recorded when
motion picture is recorded without switching.
ヱヶヴラ
A
PUSH section
≥ Set INPUT1, 2 (+48V) switches to OFF if you connect
equipment not compatible with +48 V. You can damage this unit or such equipment if you
leave the setting at ON.
≥ This unit is turned off when a problem occurs with the +48 V power supply.
≥ The battery will discharge faster if you use a phantom microphone.
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Adjusting the audio input level
∫ Adjusting the input level of the built-in microphone (5.1 ch)
≥ Set the [MIC SETUP] to anything other than [2ch]. (l 45)
1
Select the menu.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [5.1ch MIC LEVEL] # desired setting
[AUTO]:
ALC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically.
[SET]/[SETr
2
]:
(When [SET]/[SETr
Touch
level.
/
The desired recording level can be set.
] is selected)
to adjust the microphone input
≥ Touching
allows you to set ALC to on/off. When ALC
is activated, the icon is surrounded by yellow and the
amount of sound distortion can be reduced. When ALC is
deactivated, natural recording can be performed.
≥ Adjust the microphone input level so that the last
2 bars of the gain value are not red. (Otherwise, the sound
is distorted.) Select a lower setting for microphone input
level.
3
≥
Touch [ENTER] to set the microphone input
level and then touch [EXIT].
is displayed on the recording screen when the ALC
is turned on.
A
B
C
D
E
F
Center
Front left
Back left
Front right
Back right
Microphone input level
≥ When [MIC SETUP] is [ZOOM MIC], the volume will be different depending on the zoom rate.
≥ You cannot record with the audio completely muted.
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Adjusting the input level of the built-in microphone (5.1 ch) using the operation
icons
≥ Set the [MIC SETUP] to anything other than [2ch]. (l 45)
≥ Set [5.1ch MIC LEVEL] to [SET]/[SETr
]. (l 49)
1
2
3
Display the operation icons and touch
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch
to complete the setting.
. (l 64)
∫ Adjusting the input level of the built-in microphone (2 ch), external
microphone or audio device
≥ Set [MIC SETUP] to [2ch]. (l 45)
Adjust the input level operating the Audio control knobs (CH1, CH2)
CH1
CH2
A
B
C
D
Audio control knobs (CH1, CH2)
Audio level meter
-12 dB
0 dB
≥ Adjust confirming the audio level meter.
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Recording
Counter display
You can change a counter display that indicates how much time has elapsed during recording or
playback.
COUNTER
COUNTER button
Each time you press the button, the counter
display changes.
Time Code # User Information # Recording
Counter # Setting canceled
Counter display
Time Code
Indications
TC 00:00:00:00 or TC 00:00:00.00
≥ Display will change depending on the setting of the
[TC MODE]. (l 52)
User Information (l 53)
UB 00 00 00 00
Recording Counter (l 54)
(In Recording Mode)
0:00:00 or SCN 0:00:00
(In Playback Mode)
SCN 0:00:00
≥ In Recording Mode, display will change depending on the
setting of the [REC COUNTER]. (l 54)
≥ In Playback Mode, display will return to SCN 0:00:00 for
each scene.
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Setting the Time Code
Time code will display the recording time in hours, minutes, seconds, and frames.
TC 00:00:00:00 (hour : minute : second : frame [NDF])
TC 00:00:00.00 (hour : minute : second . frame [DF])
≥ The frame (Number of frames counted every second) will vary depending on the [REC FORMAT]
setting. (l 94)
Recording format
Frame
[PS 1080/60p], [PH 1080/60i], [PH 1080/30p], [HA 1080/60i],
[HE 1080/60i], [PM 720/60p], [SA 480/60i], [CS 480/60i]
0 to 29
[PH 1080/24p]
0 to 23
[TC MODE]
Select the compensation mode for the time code.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [TC MODE] # desired setting
[DF]:
Time code is compensated in accordance with the actual time. It is
mainly used for broadcasting such as TV programs.
[NDF]:
It will not compensate the time code. (There will be a difference from
the actual time)
≥ It is automatically set to [NDF] when the [REC FORMAT] is set to [PH 1080/24p] or the Interval
Recording is used.
[TCG]
Sets the way the time code will move.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [TCG] # desired setting
[FREE RUN]*:
It will constantly move.
[REC RUN]:
It will move only when recording.
* An error may occur when the playback mode is switched when the [REC FORMAT] is set to [PH
1080/24p].
≥ It is automatically set to [FREE RUN] when it is set to PRE-REC.
≥ The time code will reset when the built-in lithium battery is exhausted when it is set to
[FREE RUN].
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[TC PRESET]
You can set the initial time code.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [RECORD SETUP] # [TC PRESET]
Touch the item to set and change with
/
.
≥ It will be set to 00h00m00s00f when the RESET button is pressed.
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for minute, “s” for second and “f” for frame.
3
Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
≥ This unit will adjust the time code in accordance with the frame rate of the recording format.
(l 94) Therefore, it may not be continuous from the previous final time code when the recording
format is changed.
≥ Set the frame to [00] or value that is multiple of 4 when the [REC FORMAT] is set to [PH 1080/
24p]. The time code that is recorded will shift when other values are set.
Setting the User Information
Eight digit hexadecimal alphanumeric can be entered and displayed as a memo information such as
dates, control numbers, etc., into the User Information.
UB 00 00 00 00
[UB PRESET]
You can set the User Information.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [RECORD SETUP] # [UB PRESET]
Touch the item to set and change with
/
.
≥ You can use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F.
≥ It will be set to 00 00 00 00 when the RESET button is pressed.
3
Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
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Setting the Recording Counter
Recording Counter will display the recording time in seconds.
0:00:00 (hour : minute : second (When [REC COUNTER] is set to [TOTAL]))
SCN 0:00:00 (hour : minute : second (When [REC COUNTER] is set to [SCENE]))
[REC COUNTER]
Select the counting method during the recording.
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [REC COUNTER] # desired setting
[TOTAL]:
The count continues to increase until the Recording Counter is
resetted.
[SCENE]:
Resets the Recording Counter at start of recording. Counts the time
of each recording session.
To reset the Recording Counter for the Recording Mode
The Recording Counter will be set to 0:00:00 when the RESET button is pressed while displaying
the counter.
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Recording
USER button
Each of the USER button can register one function from the 14 available functions.
≥ There are three USER buttons (USER1 to USER3) on the main body and four USER button icons
(USER4 to USER7) displayed on the LCD monitor.
Setting the USER button
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [USER BUTTON SETUP]
Touch the USER button you wish to set.







A
B
C
D
E
F
G
USER1 button
USER2 button
USER3 button
USER4 button
USER5 button
USER6 button
USER7 button
≥ The USER button number and currently set function name are displayed. (For example, a display
of 1. [P.AF] means that Push AF has been assigned to USER1 button.)
3
≥
≥
≥
≥
Touch the item to register.
For the functions of the USER button that can be registered, refer to page 57.
Touch [INH] (Inhibit) if not registering.
Next (Previous) page can be displayed by touching
/
.
To continuously set other USER buttons, repeat Steps 2-3.
4
Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
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Using the USER button
To use the set USER button, press USER1 to USER3 button or touch the USER4 to USER7 button
icon displayed when you touch the LCD monitor.
(When you use the USER1 to USER3)
(When you use the USER4 to USER7)
SCN1 SCN2 SCN3 SCN4 SCN5 SCN6
USER4
USER1
USER2
ATW
USER5
ATW.L
USER6
HIST
USER7
MENU
USER3
≥ To cancel, press the USER button or touch the USER button icon again.
For canceling or using of the following functions for the USER buttons, refer to each page.
j Push AF (l 57)
j Black Fade (l 58)
j White Fade (l 58)
j Digital Zoom (l 59)
j Recording Check (l 59)
j Last Scene Delete (l 60)
∫ Switch display/not-display of the USER buttons
Display/not-display of the USER button icons in the LCD monitor can be switched.
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [USER BUTTON DISPLAY] # [ON] or [OFF]
∫ Check the setting of the USER buttons
To check the settings of the USER buttons
(USER1 to USER3) in the recording screen,
press and hold on the DISP/MODE CHK button.
DISP/MODE CHK
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Functions of the USER button
∫ List of USER button function
Icon
Item
Function
[P.AF]
[PUSH AF]
Push AF
[B.Light]
[BACKLIGHT]
Backlight Compensation
[S.Light]
[SPOTLIGHT]
Spotlight
[B.FD]
[BLACK FADE]
Black Fade
[W.FD]
[WHITE FADE]
White Fade
[ATW]
[ATW]
ATW
[ATW.L]
[ATW LOCK]
ATW Lock
[D.ZM]
[D.ZOOM]
Digital Zoom
[HIST]
[HISTOGRAM]
Histogram
[REC.C]
[REC CHECK]
Recording Check
[LstDel]
[LAST SCN DEL]
Last Scene Delete
[DRS]
[DRS]
DRS
[FRZ]
[FRZ FRAME]
Freeze Frame
[MENU]
[MENU]
Menu
≥ [DRS] can also be set from the menu. (l 89)
Push AF
It can be temporary changed to Auto Focus when it is set to Manual Focus. (l 38)
Press and hold the USER button, or touch and hold the USER button icon in the recording
screen.
≥ It will be canceled when the button is released.
≥ The focus position set by the Push AF will be maintained when canceled.
Backlight Compensation
Switches to automatic iris control to compensate the backlight.
This makes the image brighter to prevent darkening of a backlit subject.
≥
appears when it is set.
≥ It will return to standard Auto Iris Mode (
) when it is canceled. (l 42)
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Spotlight
Switches to automatic iris control for spotlight.
Very bright object is recorded clearly.
≥
appears when it is set.
≥ It will return to standard Auto Iris Mode (
) when it is canceled. (l 42)
Black Fade
Fade in/fade out effect (black) can be added to the video and audio that is being recorded.
Press USER button or touch USER button icon in the recording screen.
≥ Fade out will start, and fade in will start after completing the fade out.
≥ It will fade out when the button is pressed and held, and fade in will start when the button is
released.
≥ Recording will not start even if the fade out is started. It is possible to press the recording start/
stop button during the fade in or fade out.
≥ This effect cannot be set for Interval Recording.
≥ The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade in become black.
White Fade
Fade in/fade out effect (white) can be added to the video and audio that is being recorded.
Press USER button or touch USER button icon in the recording screen.
≥ Fade out will start, and fade in will start after completing the fade out.
≥ It will fade out when the button is pressed and held, and fade in will start when the button is
released.
≥ Recording will not start even if the fade out is started. It is possible to press the recording start/
stop button during the fade in or fade out.
≥ This effect cannot be set for Interval Recording.
≥ The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade in become white.
ATW
The White Balance can be changed to ATW. (l 40)
≥ This cannot be set when the Intelligent Auto Mode is used or the White Balance is set to ATW
Lock.
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ATW Lock
The White Balance can be changed to ATW Lock. (l 40)
≥ It will return to ATW when canceled.
≥ This cannot be set when the White Balance is set to anything other than ATW.
Digital Zoom
Press USER button or touch USER button icon in the recording screen.
≥ The zoom magnification will change every time the button is pressed or the button icon is
touched.
2k # 5k # 10k # Setting canceled
≥ The larger the digital zoom magnification, the more the image quality is degraded.
≥ Digital zoom is not possible when the [REC FORMAT] is [PH 1080/24p].
≥ Digital zoom is canceled in following cases:
j If you turn the unit off
j If you use the Quick Start Mode (l 61)
j If you change the mode
Histogram
A graph with brightness as horizontal axis and number of pixels at that brightness as vertical axis is
displayed. It is possible to determine the exposure of the whole image by looking at the distribution
in the graph.
≥ To adjust the brightness, refer to page 42.
Recording Check
Approximately 2 seconds at the end of the video recorded last can be played back. It will return to
recording screen once the playback is completed.
≥ Playback operation is not possible during the Recording Check.
≥ Recording Check is not possible in following cases:
j When the unit is turned on/off
j When the mode switch is operated
j When the setting of [REC FORMAT] is changed
j When the SD Card is inserted/removed
j During the Interval Recording
j Set [2 SLOTS FUNC.] to [BACKUP] (l 95)
j During Freeze Frame (l 60)
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Last Scene Delete
The motion picture recorded last can be deleted.
Deleted scenes cannot be restored.
1
2
Press USER button or touch USER button icon in the recording screen.
Touch [YES].
≥ It will return to recording screen without deleting by touching [NO].
≥ Last Scene Delete is not possible in following cases:
j When the unit is turned on/off
j When the mode switch is operated
j When the setting of [REC FORMAT] is changed
j When the SD Card is inserted/removed
j During the Interval Recording
j Set [2 SLOTS FUNC.] to [BACKUP]. (l 95)
DRS
Selects the DRS (Dynamic Range Stretcher) function.
It is possible to expand the dynamic range by compressing the video signal level of the highly
illuminated area that gets washed out with standard recording.
≥ If there are extremely dark or bright parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be
clear.
≥ It is also possible to adjust the compression level of the highly illuminated area by changing the
[DRS EFFECT] setting. (l 91)
Freeze Frame
Freezes the image on the unit.
≥ Freeze will appear on the screen and flash.
≥ If you record a motion picture during Freeze Frame, the frozen image and sounds will be
recorded.
≥ During Freeze Frame, still pictures cannot be recorded.
≥ During Freeze Frame, the following button/lever operations are not possible:
j Zoom operations
j Multi manual ring operations
j Manual focus
j O.I.S. button
≥ Freeze Frame is canceled in the following cases:
j Turning off the unit
j Switching the mode switch
j Connecting to a PC with the USB cable
≥ Freeze Frame is not available when Interval Recording is set or the color bar is displayed.
Menu
The menu can be displayed.
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Recording
Useful functions
DISP/MODE CHK

A
B
C
D
DISP/MODE CHK button
ZEBRA button
QUICK START button
BARS button
ZEBRA

BARS
QUICK START


Quick Start
1
Press and hold down the QUICK START
button until the display on the LCD monitor/
viewfinder disappears.
The quick start lamp E flashes green and the unit goes into
Quick Start Standby Mode.

2
Press the QUICK START button.
The quick start lamp E goes off and the unit is put into
recording pause about 0.6 seconds.

≥ When in Quick Start Standby Mode about 80% of the power used in recording pause mode
is being consumed, so the recording time will be reduced.
≥ This unit is turned off after approximately 30 minutes elapse in Quick Start Standby Mode.
≥ Quick Start Standby Mode is cleared when the mode switch is set to
.
≥ Depending on the recording conditions and menu settings, time for Quick Start may be longer
than 0.6 seconds.
≥ It may take some time for Automatic White Balance to adjust.
≥ In the Quick Start Mode, the zoom magnification becomes approximately 1k.
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Zebra
ZEBRA button
It will switch between the zebra display and the marker display every time the button is pressed.
Zebra 1 # Zebra 2* # Marker* # setting canceled
* It is not displayed when the [ZEBRA DETECT 2]/[MARKER] is set to [OFF]. (l 101)
Zebra display:
Parts where white saturation (color saturation) is likely to occur (extremely brightly lit or shiny parts)
are displayed with diagonal lines (zebra pattern).
Marker display:
Displays the luminance level of the center of the screen (luminance display frame) in %.
It makes the adjustment of the brightness of the object easier, by checking the luminance level of
the object, when recording same object in different surroundings.
≥ Marker display is displayed between 0% and 99%. It will be displayed as 99% when it is over
99%.
≥ You can record an image with little white saturation if you manually adjust the shutter speed or
brightness. (l 42, 44)
≥ The zebra pattern does not appear on the images actually recorded.
≥ It is also possible to adjust the level of the zebra pattern to be displayed. (l 100, 101)
Color Bar Screen
BARS button
Press the BARS button to output a color bar screen to a television or monitor so you can adjust
them.
≥ To cancel, press the BARS button again.
≥ It will be canceled when the unit is turned off.
≥ While the color bar is displayed, a test tone will be output from the headphone terminal, HDMI
terminal and AV multi terminal. (The test tone that is output will be 1 kHz.) It will not be output
from the speaker of this unit.
≥ It is possible to record the color bar screen.
≥ It is not possible to display/hide the color bar during recording.
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Switching the screen indications/mode information
display
DISP/MODE CHK button
All the screen display other than the Counter display, Recording start/stop, Time stamp*, Zebra
display, Marker, Safety Zone will disappear when this button is pressed. (l 112)
* When [DATE/TIME] is set to [TIME], [DATE], or [DATE&TIME]
≥ To cancel, press the DISP/MODE CHK button again.
∫ To display the Mode Information
List of functions assigned to the USER buttons (USER1 to USER3) and settings of the
[SUB REC BUTTON] and [SUB ZOOM] are displayed by pressing and holding the DISP/MODE
CHK button.
≥ They are displayed only while the DISP/MODE CHK button is held. It is disappeared when the
button is released.
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Recording
Using of Operation Icons
You can use convenient functions just by the easy operation of touching the screen.
1
Touch the LCD monitor in the recording
screen.
SCN1 SCN2 SCN3 SCN4 SCN5 SCN6
ATW
≥ The operation icons are displayed.
2
ATW.L
Touch an operation icon.
HIST
≥ The following function is available. Refer to the respective
pages for the operation.
SCN1 , SCN2 etc.
ATW , ATW.L etc.
Ach , Bch ,
SHTR
MENU
Ach
SHTR
Customize Scene (l 89)*1
USER Button Icon (l 55)
White Balance (l 40)*1
Shutter Speed Adjustment (l 44)*1
Headphone Volume Adjustment*2
5.1 ch Microphone Level (l 50)
*1
*2
It is not displayed in the Intelligent Auto Mode.
It is displayed only when connected to the headphone terminal.
≥ If you touch the screen while an operation icon is being displayed or do not touch the icon for a
certain period, it will disappear. To display again, touch the screen.
∫ Headphone Volume Adjustment
Adjust the volume of the headphone while recording.
1
2
Display the operation icons and touch
Touch
/
to adjust the volume.
≥ Actual volume to be recorded does not change.
3
Touch
to exit the setting.
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Playback
Motion picture/Still picture playback
1
2
Change the mode to
.
Touch the play mode select icon A.

10
12
PH
PS
14
15
PS
3
11
PH
13
HA
HE
16
17
18
PM
SA
CS
Select the [MEDIA] and [VIDEO/PICTURE] you
wish to play back.
≥ Touch [ENTER].
4
Touch the scene or the still picture to be played
back.
≥ The recording format is displayed in the thumbnail display of the
motion pictures. ( PH , PS , etc.)
≥ Next (Previous) page can be displayed by touching
/
.
5
10
11
12
PH
PH
PS
13
14
15
PS
HA
HE
16
17
18
PM
SA
CS
Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon.
B
TC 00:00:00:00
Operation icon
≥ If you touch the screen while an operation icon is being
displayed or do not touch the icon for a certain period, it
will disappear. To display again, touch the screen.

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Motion picture playback
1/;:
6:
5:
∫:
:
Still picture playback
Playback/Pause
Fast rewind playback*
Fast forward playback*
Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
Display the direct playback bar
(l 69)
1/;:
2;:
;1:
∫:
Slide show (playback of the still
pictures in numerical order) start/
pause.
Plays back the previous picture.
Plays back the next picture.
Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
* When pressed two times, the fast forward/fast rewind speed increases. (The screen display
changes from 5 to
.)
∫ Change the thumbnail display
While the thumbnail is displayed, the thumbnail display changes in
the following order if the zoom lever or the sub zoom lever is
operated to
side or
side.
T
T
W
(
side)
(
20 scenes () 9 scenes () 1 scene () Scene information
W
side)
display*
* Detailed information of the scene is displayed when playing back motion pictures. Following
information is displayed.
j START TC
j START UB
j DATE
j TIME ZONE
j DURATION
j FORMAT
≥ 9 scenes display returns if the unit is turned off or the mode is changed.
≥ By displaying in 1 scene, recording date and time are displayed when playing back motion
pictures, and recording date and file number when playing back still pictures.
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∫ Speaker/Headphone volume adjustment
Operate the volume lever or the sub
zoom lever to adjust the speaker/
headphone volume during Motion
Picture Playback Mode.
T
T
Towards “r”:
Increases the volume
Towards “s”:
Decreases the volume
W
W
≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback.
≥ If pause play is continued for 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails.
≥ When a scene recorded in the recording format [PS] switches to a scene recorded in a different
recording format or when a scene recorded in the recording format [SA] or [CS] switches to a
scene recorded in a different recording format, the screen goes dark for a moment.
Motion picture compatibility
≥ This unit is based on AVCHD Progressive/AVCHD.
≥ Even if the devices used have compatible standards, when playback of video recorded using
another device is performed using this device, or when video recorded using this device is
played back in another device, playback may not proceed normally, or may not be possible.
(Please check compatibility in the instruction manual of your device.)
Still picture compatibility
≥ This unit is compliant with the unified standard DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
≥ The file format of still pictures supported by this unit is JPEG. (Not all JPEG formatted files
will be played back.)
≥ This unit may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded or created on other products
and other products may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded on this unit.
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Motion picture playback using operation icon
For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 65.
Playback operation
Playback display
Skip playback
(to the start of a
scene)
During Playback
Slow-motion
Playback
During Pause
Frame-by-frame
Playback
Operating steps
Press the : or 9
button during playback.
(Operation is possible
with the wireless remote
control only.)
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
With the playback paused, continue
touching
.
(
is for slow rewind playback.)
Playback is slow while touching.
≥ Normal playback is restored when you touch
.
≥ When Slow-motion pictures are played back
in reverse, they will be shown continuously
at approximately 2/3rd the speed of normal
playback (intervals of 0.5 seconds).
With the playback paused, touch
.
(Touch
to advance the frames one at a
time in the reverse direction.)
≥ Normal playback is restored when you touch
.
≥ When the frames are advanced one at a
time in the reverse direction, they will be
shown in intervals of 0.5 seconds.
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Playback operation
Playback display
Operating steps
1)
During Playback
Direct playback
Touch
to display the direct playback
bar A.
2) Touch the direct playback bar or slide it
while touching.
≥ The playback pauses temporarily and skips
to the position touched or slid to while
touching.
≥ Playback will start by releasing your
touching or sliding finger.
≥ Touch
to display the operation icon.
≥ Direct playback bar cannot be operated with
the wireless remote control.
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Playback
Useful functions
Creating still picture from motion picture
A single frame from the recorded motion picture can be saved as a still picture.
The number of recording pixels of photos created changes depending on the recording format of
video taken and the image aspect ratio.
Recording format
Aspect ratio
Picture size
PS/PH/HA/HE
16:9
2.1 M 1920k1080
PM
16:9
0.9M 1280k720
16:9
0.2M 640k360
4:3
0.3M 640k480
SA/CS
Press the
playback.
button at the location to be saved as a still picture during the
≥ It is convenient to use Pause, Slow-motion Playback and Frame-by-frame Playback.
≥ Date the motion picture was recorded will be registered as date of the still picture.
≥ Quality will be different from the normal still picture.
Repeat Playback
Playback of the first scene starts after playback of the last scene finishes.
MENU
: [VIDEO SETUP] # [REPEAT PLAY] # [ON]
The
indication appears on the full screen views.
≥ All the scenes displayed in the thumbnail will be repeatedly played back.
≥ Repeat Playback cannot be used for the slide show playback of the still pictures. (l 66)
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Resuming the previous playback
If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the playback can be resumed from where it was
stopped.
MENU
: [VIDEO SETUP] # [RESUME PLAY] # [ON]
If playback of a motion picture is stopped,
scene.
appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped
≥ The memorized resume position is canceled if you turn off the unit or change the mode. (The
setting of [RESUME PLAY] does not change.)
Playback scenes by the selected format
Scenes recorded with same recording format are played back continuously.
≥ Change the mode to
and touch the play mode select icon.
Then, set [VIDEO/PICTURE] to [VIDEO]. (l 65)
1
2
Touch the format select icon.
10
Touch [SAME FORMAT].
All the scenes are displayed by touching [ALL].
3
Touch the playback recording format.
The scenes recorded on the recording format selected are
displayed as thumbnails.
4

A
11
12
PH
PH
PS
13
14
15
PS
HA
HE
16
17
18
PM
SA
CS
Format select icon
Touch the scene to be played back.
≥ It will go back to [ALL] display when the recording is started by switching to the recording mode.
≥ It is possible that scenes recorded using other devices may not be displayed in modes other than
[ALL] display.
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Playing back still pictures by date
The still pictures recorded on the same day can be played back in succession.
≥ Change the mode to
and touch the play mode select icon.
Then, set [VIDEO/PICTURE] to [PICTURE]. (l 65)
1
Touch the date select icon.
3D
3D
3D

A
2
Date select icon
Touch the playback date.
The still pictures recorded on the date selected are displayed as thumbnails.
3
Touch the still picture to be played back.
≥ It will return to display all by turning off the unit or operating the mode switch.
≥ Even if still pictures are recorded on the same day, they are grouped separately when the number
of still pictures exceeds 999.
≥
is displayed after the date in the list by date for the still pictures created from the motion
picture. (l 70)
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Playback
Deleting scenes/still pictures
Deleted scenes/still pictures cannot be restored, so perform appropriate confirmation of
the contents before proceeding with deletion.
≥ Change the mode to
and touch the play mode select icon.
Then, switch to the thumbnail display of the scenes or still pictures to delete. (l 65)
1
Select the menu.
MENU
: [VIDEO SETUP] or [PICT. SETUP] # [DELETE] # desired setting
[ALL SCENES]:
All the scenes or still pictures displayed as thumbnails can be deleted.
(In case of playing back scenes by recording format or still pictures by date, all the scenes on the
selected recording format or still pictures on the selected date will be deleted.)
[MULTI]:
Multiple scenes or still pictures can be selected and deleted.
[SINGLE]:
Single scene or still picture can be selected and deleted.
≥ Protected scenes/still pictures cannot be deleted.
2
(When [MULTI] is selected in Step 1)
Touch the scene/still picture to be deleted.
≥ When touched, the scene/still picture is selected and the
indication appears on the thumbnail.
Touch the scene/still picture again to cancel the operation.
≥ Up to 99 scenes can be selected to be deleted.
(When [SINGLE] is selected in Step 1)
3
Touch the scene/still picture to be deleted.
(When [MULTI] is selected in Step 1)
Touch [Delete].
≥ To continuously delete other scenes/still pictures, repeat Steps 2-3.
When you stop deleting halfway:
Touch [CANCEL] or press MENU button while deleting.
≥ The scenes or still pictures that have already been deleted when the deletion is canceled cannot
be restored.
To complete editing:
Touch [Return] or press MENU button.
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≥ Scenes/still pictures that cannot be played back (the thumbnails are displayed as
) cannot
be deleted.
≥ In case of [ALL SCENES], the deletion may take time if there are many scenes or still pictures.
≥ If you delete scenes recorded on other products or still pictures conforming to DCF standard with
this unit, all the data related to the scenes/still pictures may be deleted.
≥ When still pictures recorded on an SD card by other products are deleted, a still picture (other
than JPEG) that cannot be played back on this unit, may be erased.
≥ The scene or still picture that is being played back or displayed can be deleted by pressing the
button on the wireless remote control while playing back or displaying the thumbnail (one
scene). Screen to select [ALL SCENES], [MULTI], or [SINGLE] is displayed when the
button
on the wireless remote control is pressed while displaying the thumbnail (20 scenes or 9 scenes).
The scene or the still picture can be deleted by selecting the item and performing Steps 2 to 3.
Protecting scenes/still pictures
Scenes/still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake.
(Even if you protect some scenes/still pictures, formatting the media will delete them.)
≥ Change the mode to
.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
: [VIDEO SETUP] or [PICT. SETUP] # [SCENE PROTECT]*
* If an Eye-Fi card that has been set on the computer as a card used for transferring selected files
is in the unit when [PICT. SETUP] is selected, [TRANSFER/PROTECT] is displayed.
2
Touch the scene/still picture to be protected.
≥ When touched, the scene/still picture is selected and the
indication appears on the
thumbnail. Touch the scene/still picture again to cancel the operation.
≥ Touch [Return] to complete the settings.
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Playback
Watching Video/Pictures on your TV
Confirm the terminals on your TV and use a cable compatible with the terminals. Image
quality may vary with the connected terminals.
A
1
2
3
High quality
HDMI terminal
Component
terminal
Video terminal
≥ Use the AV multi cable (supplied) or HDMI cable (optional) and check the output settings.
(l 78)
≥ HDMI is the interface for digital devices. If you connect this unit to a HDMI compatible high
definition TV and then play back the recorded high definition images, you can enjoy them in high
resolution with high quality sound.
1
Connect this unit to a TV.
A HDMI cable (optional)
≥ Be sure to connect to the
HDMI terminal.
B AV multi cable (supplied)
AV MULTI
AV MULTI
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Picture quality
1 High definition images
when connecting to HDMI
terminal
2 High definition images
when connecting to
component terminal
compatible with 1080i
Standard images when
connecting to component
terminal compatible with
480i
3 Standard images when
connecting to video
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≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥ Please use “High Speed HDMI Cables” that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). Cables
not conforming to the HDMI standard will not work. Panasonic HDMI cable is recommended.
Part No.: RP-CHES15 (1.5 m (4.9 feet))/RP-CHE15 (1.5 m (4.9 feet))
≥ Do not use any other AV multi cables except the supplied one.
≥ When connecting to the component terminal of the TV, the yellow plug of the AV multi cable is not
required.
≥ When connecting to the AV terminal of the TV, do not connect the component terminal plug of the
AV multi cable. Image may not display when the component terminal plug is connected
simultaneously.
2
Select the video input on the TV.
≥ Example:
Select the [HDMI] channel with a HDMI cable.
Select the [Component] or [Video 2] channel with an AV multi cable.
(The name of the channel may differ depending on the connected TV.)
≥ Check the input setting (input switch) and the audio input setting on the TV. (For more
information, please read the operating instructions for the TV.)
3
Change the mode to
to play back.
Cables
Reference items
A
HDMI cable (optional)
≥ Connecting with a HDMI cable (l 78)
≥ Listening in 5.1 channel sound (l 78)
B
AV multi cable (supplied)
≥ Connecting with the AV multi cable (l 78)
≥ This unit is not compatible with the VIERA Link.
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∫ To display the on-screen
information on the TV
∫ To watch images on a regular
TV (4:3) or when both sides of
the images do not appear on
the screen
Change the menu setting to display the images
correctly. (Check the TV setting.)
MENU
When the menu setting is changed, the
information displayed on the screen (operation
icon and Counter display etc.) can be
displayed/not displayed on the TV.
MENU
: [OTHER FUNCTION] #
[TV ASPECT] # [4:3]
≥ When aspect ratio is set to [4:3] and this
device and a television are connected,
sometimes some icons may not be displayed
on the television.
≥ It can also be switched by the On-screen
display button on the wireless remote control.
(l 25)
Example of images with a [16:9] aspect ratio
on a regular TV (4:3)
[TV ASPECT] setting
[16:9]
: [SW & DISP SETUP] #
[VIDEO OUT OSD] # [ON] or [OFF]
[4:3]
*
* The screen is displayed this way when [TV
ASPECT] is set to [4:3] and [DOWN CONV.]
is set to [LETTERBOX]. (l 108)
≥ If a wide-screen TV is connected, adjust the
aspect setting on the TV. (Refer to the
operating instructions of the TV for details.)
≥ When [4:3] is set, the aspect ratio of an
image displayed on the TV can be changed
through the [DOWN CONV.] setting.
≥ When [DOWN CONV.] is set to [SIDE
CROP], the sides of an image will be cut off,
causing some icons on the TV to be hidden
from the TV screen.
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Connecting with a HDMI cable
Select the desired method of HDMI output.
MENU
: [OTHER FUNCTION] # [HDMI RESOLUTION] # [AUTO]/[1080p]/[1080i]/[720p]*/
[480p]
* This is displayed only in Playback Mode.
≥ [AUTO] determines the output resolution automatically based on information from the connected
TV.
If the images are not output on the TV when the setting is [AUTO], switch to the method [1080p],
[1080i], [720p] or [480p] which enables the images to be displayed on your TV. (Please read the
operating instructions for the TV.)
≥ The image quality of [AUTO] differs from that of [1080p], [1080i], [720p] and [480p].
≥ Images may not be displayed on the television for several seconds in some cases, such as when
changing between scenes.
≥ When a scene recorded in [PM 720/60p] is played back on the TV, even if [HDMI RESOLUTION]
is set to [1080p], the scene will be output in [720p].
Listening in 5.1 channel sound
The audio recorded with the built-in microphone can be played back as 5.1 ch audio by connecting
this unit with a 5.1 ch compatible amplifier or TV using a HDMI cable.
For connecting this unit with an AV amplifier or a TV, refer to operating instructions of the AV
amplifier or the TV.
≥ The audio recorded with [MIC SETUP] set to [2ch] will be in stereo (2 ch).
Connecting with the AV multi cable
AV multi connector output setting can be changed.
MENU
: [OTHER FUNCTION] # [AV MULTI] # desired setting
[COMPONENT]:
When connecting to the component terminal
[AV OUT]:
When connecting to the video terminal
Changing the component output setting
MENU
: [OTHER FUNCTION] # [COMPONENT OUT] # desired setting
[480i]:
When connecting to the component terminal on the TV compatible with 480i.
(Playback is in standard quality.)
[1080i]:
When connecting to the component terminal on the TV compatible with 1080i.
(Playback is in high definition quality.)
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Editing
Copying between SD cards
Motion pictures or still pictures recorded with this unit can be copied between SD cards inserted in
this unit .
∫ Check the used space of the copy destination
It is possible to check the used space of the SD card by [CARD STATUS]. (l 106)
≥ By displaying in 1 scene, recording date and time can be checked when playing back motion
pictures, and recording date and file number when playing back still pictures.
≥ Depending on the media condition, some remaining capacity of the SD card may not be used.
≥ If the remaining capacity on a single SD card is not enough, you can copy to multiple SD cards
following the instruction on the screen. In this case, the last scene copied to an SD card is
automatically divided to fit the space on the SD card.
Copying
≥ If there is little or no remaining capacity in the SD card, a confirmation message asking to copy
after deleting all data on the SD card is displayed. Be aware that deleted data cannot be restored.
1
Set the mode switch to
.
≥ Use a sufficiently charged battery or the AC adaptor.
2
Select the menu.
MENU
: [COPY]
[
]:
Copies from card 1 to card 2
[
]*:
Copies from card 2 to card 1
3
Touch desired items following the screen display.
≥ It will return to the previous step by touching
.
≥ (When [SELECT SCENES] is selected)
When touched, the scene/still picture is selected and the
indication appears on the
thumbnail. Touch the scene/still picture again to cancel the operation.
≥ (When [SELECT DATE] is selected)
When touched, the date is selected and surrounded by red. Touch the date again to cancel the
operation.
≥ Up to 99 scenes/still pictures or 99 dates can be set in succession.
≥ If 2 or more SD cards are necessary to copy, change the card following the instructions on the
screen.
4
Touch [EXIT] when the copy complete message is displayed.
≥ The thumbnail view of the copy destination is indicated.
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When you stop copying halfway
Touch [CANCEL] while copying.
If you will delete the motion pictures or still pictures after copying is complete, be sure to
play back the motion pictures or still pictures to check that they have been copied to
correctly before deleting.
≥ Depending on the following conditions, the time it takes for copying may be longer.
j The number of recorded scenes is large.
≥ If some motion pictures or still pictures have already been recorded to the copy destination, then
the same date may be assigned or images may not display by date when the list by date is
selected.
≥ Motion pictures that have been recorded on another device may not be copied. Data recorded on
a PC cannot be copied.
≥ The settings for the copied motion pictures and still pictures will be cleared if the protected motion
pictures or still pictures are copied.
≥ The order in which the scenes or still pictures were copied cannot be changed.
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Editing
Connecting to a PC
(File transfer/nonlinear editing)
When this device and a computer for editing are connected using a USB Connection Cable, image
data in the SD card can be transferred.
≥ Concerning non-linear editing, refer to the instruction manual of your editing software.
≥ It is impossible to write data to the SD card on this unit from a PC
Operating environment (mass storage)
∫ If using Windows
OS
Windows 8/Windows 8.1 (32 bit/64 bit)
Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) or SP1
Windows Vista (32 bit) (SP2)
CPU
1 GHz or higher
32-bit (k86) or 64-bit (k64) processor (including compatible CPU)
RAM
Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1: 1 GB or more (32 bit)/2 GB or more
(64 bit)
Windows Vista Home Basic: 512 MB or more
Windows Vista Home Premium/Business/Ultimate/Enterprise:
1 GB or more
Interface
USB port
Other
requirements
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs
cannot be used.
≥ Operation on an upgraded OS is not guaranteed.
≥ Incorporation of data on the Microsoft Windows XP is guaranteed. but, other function is not
guaranteed.
≥ Operation on an OS other than the one pre-installed is not guaranteed.
≥ The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.
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∫ If using Mac
OS
CPU
RAM
Interface
Other
requirements
OS X v10.9.2
Intel Core 2 Duo or better
2 GB or more
USB port
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs
cannot be used.
≥ The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.
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Connecting to a PC
A USB cable (supplied)
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
≥ Insert the SD card.
1
Connect this unit to the AC adaptor.
≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down.
2
3
Turn on the unit.
Connect this unit to a PC.
≥ The USB function selection screen will appear on the screen of the unit.
4
Touch [PC] on the screen of this unit.
≥ This unit is automatically recognized as an external drive of the PC. (l 84)
≥ When you select an option other than [PC], reconnect the USB cable.
≥ When using the battery, the LCD monitor turns off after about 5 seconds. Touch the screen to turn
the LCD monitor on.
≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any
other USB cables.)
≥ When performing reading/writing between a PC and an SD card, be aware that some SD card
slots built into PCs and some SD card readers are not compatible with the SDHC Memory Card or
SDXC Memory Card.
≥ If you are using an SDXC Memory Card, some PC may not recognize the data. Make sure your
PC supports SDXC cards.
∫ To disconnect USB cable safely
(If using Windows)
Select the
icon in task tray displayed on the PC, and then click [Eject AVCCAM
Handheld].
≥ Depending on your PC’s settings, this icon may not be displayed.
(If using Mac)
Drag [CAM_SD] disk icon to the [Trash], and then disconnect the USB cable.
About the screen indication of the unit
≥ Do not disconnect the USB cable, battery, or AC adaptor while the access lamp is on or card
access icon (
) appears on the unit screen.
≥ If the screen does not change when the unit is operated while connected to a PC, disconnect
the battery and/or AC adaptor, wait approximately 1 minute, reconnect the battery and/or AC
adaptor, wait approximately 1 minute again, and then turn the unit back on. (Data may be
destroyed when above operation is performed while accessing the SD card.)
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About the PC display
When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognized as an external drive.
≥ Removable disk (Example:
) is displayed in [Computer].
Data recorded using AVCHD format has excellent compatibility with computers, due to its file
form; however, it contains not just image and sound data, but also various important information,
and it is associated using a folder structure which is like a figure. If even part of this information is
changed or erased, faults may occur; for example, it may not be possible for the data to be
recognized as AVCHD data, or it may no longer be possible for the SD card to be used in an
AVCHD device.
Data from a computer cannot be written to the SD card of this device.
Example folder structure of an SD card:
CAM_SD
DCIM
100CDPFQ

101CDPFS

PRIVATE
AVCHD
AVCHDTN

BDMV

PANA_EXT

The following data will be recorded.
1 JPEG system still pictures (up to 999
still pictures can be recorded.
([11000001.JPG], etc.))
2 JPEG system still pictures created from
motion pictures
3 The motion picture thumbnails
4 AVCHD format motion picture files
([00000.MTS] etc.)
5 For management
≥ Do not delete the SD card’s folders. Doing so may make the SD card unusable in this unit.
≥ When data not supported by this unit has been recorded on a PC, it will not be recognized by this
unit.
≥ Always use this unit to format SD cards.
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Editing
Dubbing
Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder
≥ In this manual, “Blu-ray disc recorder” is referred to as “BD recorder”.
Insert a Memory Card containing video shot in AVCHD mode using the camera into a BD recorder
manufactured by Panasonic to save the contents in a Blu-ray Disc, DVD, or HDD.
≥ Use a BD recorder that supports AVCHD. However, dubbing may not be performed even when
AVCHD is supported. For details on how to perform dubbing onto a Blu-ray Disc, read the
operating instructions of the BD recorder.
≥ When dubbing of videos shot with the camera is performed on a Blu-ray Disc (BD-RE, BD-R),
HDD,or DVD, metadata information supported by the camera will be lost.
1
Remove the Memory Card from the camera after shooting.
Turn the power of the camera off before removing the Memory Card.
2
Insert the Memory Card into the memory card slot of the BD/DVD recorder.
For details on how to perform dubbing onto a Blu-ray Disc, read the operating instructions of the
BD/DVD recorder.
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Editing
Using the Eye-Fi card
By using an Eye-Fi card (commercially-available), you can record motion pictures and still pictures
on the card, and save them on a PC or upload them on a file-sharing website via a wireless
network.
≥ The functions of the Eye-Fi card (including wireless transmission) are not guaranteed to work
on this product. In the case of a malfunction of the card, please contact the card
manufacturer.
≥ To use the Eye-Fi transfer feature, a broadband wireless LAN environment is required.
≥ To use the Eye-Fi card, permission from the national or regional government is required. Do
not use if you have not obtained permission. If you are unsure as to whether use is permitted,
please check with the card manufacturer.
≥ To prevent the interception of communications, misuses, identity thefts, etc., we strongly
recommend you configure the appropriate security settings (encryption settings). For details,
refer to the manuals of your Eye-Fi card and access point.
≥ Install the software supplied with the Eye-Fi card in advance on your PC, and configure
the Eye-Fi settings. (For settings methods etc., please read the card operating
instructions or consult the card manufacturer)
≥ Insert an Eye-Fi card (commercially available) into card slot 2 of the unit.
≥ (When using in the Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode)
Set the [SD CARD 2] to be used as the recording media. (l 29)
(When using in the Playback Mode)
Select the play mode select icon from the thumbnail screen, and set the media to [SD
CARD 2]. (l 65)
Select the menu.
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [Eye-Fi TRANSFER] # [ON]
≥ When [Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [ON], the transferable files will be transferred automatically.
≥ To cancel the transferring of a file, turn off the unit or set [Eye-Fi TRANSFER] to [OFF].
≥ The setting at the time of purchase is [OFF]. Every time the Eye-Fi card is removed from the unit,
this setting is set to [OFF].
≥ Eye-Fi transfers are not available during motion picture recording.
≥ You can check the file transfer status on the thumbnail screen.
File has been transferred
File waiting for transfer
File cannot be transferred
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∫ Using Eye-Fi direct mode
The files can be transferred directly from the Eye-Fi card to a smartphone without going through the
wireless access point when necessary setting is performed in a PC in advance.
≥ Install the software supplied with the Eye-Fi card on your PC, and configure the Eye-Fi
direct mode settings.
Select the menu.
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [Eye-Fi DIRECT]
≥ The mode is available only when [Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [ON].
≥ The mode will be canceled using the following steps.
j When the unit is turned off
j If you start recording motion picture
In addition to the steps above, the mode may also be canceled by the Eye-Fi card.
≥ When connected via Eye-Fi direct mode, [ECONOMY (BATT)]/[ECONOMY (AC)] are disabled.
∫ Selecting files to transfer
If you perform the required settings in advance on your PC, you can transfer selected files alone.
For settings methods etc., please read the card operating instructions or consult the card
manufacturer.
≥ Install the software supplied with the Eye-Fi card on your PC, and configure the selection
transfer settings.
≥ Change the mode to
.
Select the menu.
MENU
: [PICT. SETUP] # [TRANSFER/PROTECT]
≥ The setting method is the same as that for the scene protect settings. (l 74)
≥ If the selected transfer setting is not configured on the computer, [SCENE PROTECT] is
displayed and the selected transfer setting cannot be configured.
≥ When the write protect switch on the Eye-Fi card is on the LOCK side, [SCENE PROTECT] is
displayed and selected transfer setting is disabled. Please unlock the write protect switch.
≥ The protect setting is also applied to the files for which [TRANSFER/PROTECT] is set. To delete
a file, first cancel [TRANSFER/PROTECT] and then perform the operation.
∫ Using the [Eye-Fi FILE SIZE] function
You can select the maximum file size recorded on the Eye-Fi Card.
≥ Change the mode to
.
Select the menu.
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [Eye-Fi FILE SIZE] # desired settings
[4GB]:
The file is created with the maximum size of 4 GB. Set 2 GB since video files
over 2 GB cannot be transferred.
[2GB]:
The file is created with the maximum size of 2 GB.
≥ When using the Eye-Fi card for recording, the maximum size of a file that can be recorded on
other media also follows the setting of this menu.
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∫ Using the [Eye-Fi Power Management] function
Set the power source for Eye-Fi transfers.
≥ Change the mode to
.
Select the menu.
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # [Eye-Fi Power Management] # desired settings
[BOTH]:
Eye-Fi transfers are possible with either the AC adaptor or the battery.
[AC]:
Eye-Fi transfers are possible only when the AC adaptor is in use.
≥ The Eye-Fi menu only appears when an Eye-Fi card is used.
≥ The Eye-Fi transfer feature cannot be guaranteed to continue to operate in the future due to
changes to the card specification etc.
≥ Update the firmware of the Eye-Fi card to the latest one using the software supplied with the
Eye-Fi card before use.
≥ When the endless memory function of the Eye-Fi card is set to on, the files transferred from the
card may be deleted automatically.
≥ The Eye-Fi card may heat up as a result of the files being transferred. Note that the use of an
Eye-Fi card accelerates the battery drain, so we recommend you use the card in Playback Mode.
≥ The Eye-Fi setting can be checked while pausing the recording.
Displayed icons
Eye-Fi setting
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [OFF]
(White)/
*(White)
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [ON] and the unit is not
connected to the network.
(Green)/
*(Green)
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [ON] and the unit is
connected to the network or is transferring a file.
/
*
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [ON] and a file transfer
has been interrupted.
* These are displayed only when [Eye-Fi DIRECT] is used.
≥ If the Eye-Fi card is removed and then reinserted into the unit, set functions related to Eye-Fi
again from the menu.
≥ When using the Eye-Fi card, please be sure to unlock the write-protect switch. (l 16)
≥ Before deleting the files, please confirm they have been transferred to your PC and uploaded to
the sharing site.
≥ Do not use the Eye-Fi card in locations where the use of wireless devices is forbidden, such as
inside aircraft etc.
≥ Depending on network conditions, the transfer may take some time. Also, if network conditions
deteriorate, the transfer may be suspended.
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Menu
Using the Menu
Refer to page 24 for how to set up the Menu.
Settings that are assigned to [SCENE1] in [CUSTOMIZE SCENE] by default are indicated with
underlined text.
Camera Setup
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 33)
MENU
: [CAMERA SETUP] # desired setting
[CUSTOMIZE SCENE]
[SCENE1]/[SCENE2]/[SCENE3]/[SCENE4]/[SCENE5]/[SCENE6]
Preferred camera setting information can be saved to each scene file. Switch the scene file in
accordance with the recording conditions.
1
2
Touch [CUSTOMIZE SCENE].
Touch the scene file.
≥ The scene file will switch by touching [SCENE1] to [SCENE6].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
3 (To change the setting of the scene file)
Change the setting of the camera setting menu.
≥ Following settings for camera setting menu can be stored. (l 90 to 93)
j [DETAIL LEVEL]
j [AUTO IRIS LEVEL]
j [V DETAIL LEVEL]
j [DRS]
j [DETAIL CORING]
j [DRS EFFECT]
j [CHROMA LEVEL]
j [GAMMA]
j [CHROMA PHASE]
j [KNEE]
j [COLOR TEMP A ch]
j [MATRIX]
j [COLOR TEMP B ch]
j [SKIN TONE DTL]
j [MASTER PED]
≥ Changed settings of the camera setting menu are saved in the scene file.
Default setting of the scene file
[SCENE1]
Setting appropriate for standard recording
[SCENE2]
Setting appropriate for recording considering the characteristic of fluorescent
lamps (indoors, etc.)
[SCENE3]
Setting appropriate for recording with modulation in resolution, color shade, and
contrast
[SCENE4]
Setting appropriate for recording with wider gradation in dark area (dusk, etc.)
[SCENE5]
Setting appropriate for recording as a cinema with high contrast
[SCENE6]
Setting appropriate for recording as a cinema with high dynamic range
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≥ This function’s default setting is [SCENE1].
≥ It is possible to switch the scene file by touching SCN1 to SCN6 while displaying the operation icons.
(l 64)
≥ It will return to the default settings when [SCENE] is selected in [INITIAL SET]. (l 109)
[DETAIL LEVEL]
Adjusts the level of the image outline correction.
1
2
3
Touch [DETAIL LEVEL].
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
[V DETAIL LEVEL]
Adjusts the degree of vertical outline correction in images.
1
2
3
Touch [V DETAIL LEVEL].
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
[DETAIL CORING]
Adjusts the level to eliminate the noise of the detail.
1
2
Touch [DETAIL CORING].
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
≥ Setting to s direction gives crisp images but allows a slight increase in noise. Setting in the r
direction reduces noise.
3
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
[CHROMA LEVEL]
Adjusts color density.
1
2
3
Touch [CHROMA LEVEL].
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
[CHROMA PHASE]
Adjusts color balance.
1
2
3
Touch [CHROMA PHASE].
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
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[COLOR TEMP A ch]
Finely adjusts color temperature after Ach White Balance adjustment.
1
2
3
Touch [COLOR TEMP A ch].
Touch
/
to adjust settings of color.
Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
[COLOR TEMP B ch]
Finely adjusts color temperature after Bch White Balance adjustment.
1
2
3
Touch [COLOR TEMP B ch].
Touch
/
to adjust settings of color.
Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
[MASTER PED]
Adjustment of black level based on the image is performed.
1
2
3
Touch [MASTER PED].
Touch
/
to adjust the black level.
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
[AUTO IRIS LEVEL]
Adjusting brightness during the Auto Iris Mode. (l 42)
[DRS]
[ON]/[OFF]
Selects the DRS (Dynamic Range Stretcher) function. (l 60)
[DRS EFFECT]
Selects the level of the DRS function.
1
2
Touch [DRS EFFECT].
Touch the desired setting item.
[1]/[2]/[3]
≥ Higher the value, greater the compression level of the highly illuminated area.
≥ Higher the value, greater the noise of the dark area.
3
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
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[GAMMA]
Tone or contrast of the image is set in accordance with the recorded scenes.
1
2
Touch [GAMMA].
Touch the desired setting item.
[HD NORM]:
This gamma setting is suitable for high defenition picture quality
recording.
[LOW]:
This is a gamma setting with gradual slope at the low illuminated area. It
will produce tranquil image with sharper contrast.
[SD NORM]:
This is the standard picture quality images setting.
[HIGH]:
This is a gamma setting with sharp slope at the low illuminated area. It
will produce brighter image with wider gradation on the low illuminated
area with softer contrast.
[B.PRESS]:
Makes the contrast shaper than [LOW].
[CINE-LIKE D]:
This is a gamma setting to make the image look like cinema.
[CINE-LIKE V]:
This is a gamma setting to make the image look like cinema with higher
contrast than [CINE-LIKE D].
≥ Next (Previous) page can be displayed by touching
/
.
≥ When you select [CINE-LIKE D] or [CINE-LIKE V], we recommend setting the iris darker than
normal image for optimal results. (l 42)
3
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
[KNEE]
To avoid overexposure, select the compression level of the high intensity video signals received
through the image sensor.
1
2
Touch [KNEE].
Touch the desired setting item.
[AUTO]:
Sets up automatically depending on the signal from the image sensor.
[LOW]:
Low setting (Compression starts at approx. 80%.)
[MID]:
Medium setting (Compression starts at approx. 90%.)
[HIGH]:
High setting (Compression starts at approx. 100%.)
3
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
≥ The unit goes to [AUTO] and the setting cannot be changed in the following cases:
j When [DRS] is set to [ON]
j When [GAMMA] is set to [CINE-LIKE D] or [CINE-LIKE V]
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[MATRIX]
Represents the color during the recording.
1
2
Touch [MATRIX].
Touch the desired setting item.
[NORM1]:
Suitable for recording in the open air or under a halogen lamp.
[NORM2]:
Suitable for brighter colors than the [NORM1] mode.
[FLUO]:
Suitable for recording indoors under fluorescent lamp.
[CINE-LIKE]:
Suitable for cinema-like image.
3
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
[SKIN TONE DTL]
[ON]/[OFF]
This makes skin colors appear softer for a more attractive appearance.
This is more effective if you record a person closely from the torso up.
1
2
3
Touch [SKIN TONE DTL].
Touch [ON].
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
≥ If the background or anything else in the scene has colors similar to the skin color, they will also
be smoothed.
≥ If the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear.
≥ If you record a person in the distance, the face may not be recorded clearly. In this case, set
[SKIN TONE DTL] to [OFF] or zoom in on the face (close-up) to record.
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Recording Setup
All default settings are indicated with underlined text.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # desired setting
[REC FORMAT]
Switch the picture quality of the motion pictures to record.
The frame rate and the recording method will vary depending on the recording format.
[PS 1080/60p]:
Set the recording format to 1080/60p. (Frame rate: 60p)


[PH 1080/60i]/[HA 1080/60i]/[HE 1080/60i]:
Set the recording format to 1080/60i. (Frame rate: 60i)
[PH 1080/30p]*1:
Set the recording format to 1080/30p. (Frame rate: 30p)
[PH 1080/24p]*2:
Set the recording format to 1080/24p. (Frame rate: 24p)
[PM 720/60p]*3:
Set the recording format to 720/60p. (Frame rate: 60p)


[SA 480/60i]*4/[CS 480/60i]*4:
Set the recording format to 480/60i. (Frame rate: 60i)
Image quality prioritised
Recording time prioritised
Motion picture recorded in [PH 1080/30p] is converted to 1080/60i.
If a motion picture is played back or recorded when this unit is connected to a TV with an HDMI
cable (optional), it will be output to the TV in 1080/60i. (It will be recorded in 1080/24p.)
*3 If a motion picture is recorded when this unit is connected to a TV with an HDMI cable
(optional), it will be output to the TV in 1080/60i or 480/60i. (It will be recorded in 720/60p.)
*4 The image aspect ratio can be changed using [ASPECT]. (l 97)
≥ Smoother motion picture can be recorded with the higher value for the frame rate. [i] and [p] of the
frame rate means interlace and progressive respectively.
Interlace (interlacing scanning)
Video signal that divides the effective scanning lines to half and send them alternatively
Progressive (progressive scanning)
High density video signal sending the effective scanning lines simultaneously (It will be higher
quality image than the interlace)
≥ It can record with highest quality image in this unit when set to [PS 1080/60p].
A
B
*1
*2
≥ Recordable time using the battery (l 14)
≥ Please refer to page 124 about approximate recordable time.
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≥ When the unit is moved a lot or moved quickly, or when a fast-moving subject is recorded
(particularly when recording in [HE] mode), mosaic-type noise may appear at playback.
[2 SLOTS FUNC.]
You can set the auto switch recording and backup recording.
≥ Insert SD cards to card slot 1 and card slot 2.
[OFF]:
Cancel the setting.
[AUTO SW]:
Set the auto switch recording
[BACKUP]:
Set the backup recording
∫ Auto switch recording
This is simple Relay Recording. It is possible to continuously record on the SD card in the other card
slot even when the available capacity of the SD card runs out during the recording. Note that there
will be a momentary pause in the sound when recording media is switched.
≥
is displayed on the media to record the video.
will disappear when the recording media is
switched and the auto switch recording is started.
≥ The number of recording media switches in auto switch recording is limited to one.
∫ Backup recording
Same motion picture can be recorded on two SD cards.
≥
is displayed on the cards the motion pictures is recorded.
≥ When [SD CARD 1] is selected as the destination of recording the motion pictures, backup will be
recorded on [SD CARD 2].
≥ It is recommended to record on the SD cards that are same speed class and same capacity when
performing the backup recording.
(Auto switch recording)
≥ Destination to record still pictures will be switched to other SD card after performing the auto
switch recording.
(Backup recording)
≥ Backup recording will not be performed for still pictures.
≥ When performing backup recording, even in the case where an error has occurred in one of the
SD cards and recording has stopped, recording can be continued using the other SD card.
≥ When one of the media reaches its maximum recording time, the backup recording stops. If free
space on the other media is still available, the recording will continue.
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[TIME LAPSE REC]
A scene that moves slowly for long period of time is recorded frame by frame with an interval, and is
recorded as a short time motion picture.
One frame is recorded every recording interval that is set. The scene of one second is made up by
30 frames.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 33)
[OFF]:
Cancel the setting.
[1 SECOND]/[10 SECONDS]/[30 SECONDS]/[1 MINUTE]/[2 MINUTES]:
Change the recording interval.
≥
appears on the screen.
≥ After recording, the setting of Interval Recording is canceled.
≥ Audio cannot be recorded. (
It will be silent in 2 ch)
Setup example
Setup time
(recording interval)
Recording time
Recorded time
Sunset
1s
1h
2 min
Blooming
30 s
3h
12 s
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “min” for minute and “s” for second.
≥ These times are approximations.
≥ Maximum recordable time is 12 hours.
≥ Still picture recording cannot be used.
≥ When the Interval Recording is set, [REC FORMAT] is set to [HA], and the setting cannot be
changed.
≥ [TC MODE] is set to [NDF] and [TCG] is set to [REC RUN]. (l 52)
≥ [TIME LAPSE REC] is canceled in the following cases.
j If you turn the unit off
j If you change the mode
≥ The shortest motion picture recording time is approx. 1 second.
≥ Color balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or
scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings. (l 38, 40)
≥ We recommend connecting the AC adaptor to this unit when recording images for a long period of
time.
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[PRE-REC]
This allows recording of the pictures and sound to start approximately 3 seconds before the
recording start/stop button is pressed.
[ON]/[OFF]
≥ PRE-REC appears on the screen.
≥ Aim the unit at the subject beforehand.
≥ There is no beep sound.
≥ PRE-REC is canceled in the following cases.
j After 3 hours have passed
≥ If you start recording within approximately 3 seconds after performing operations such as setting
PRE-REC, turning on the unit or switching the mode, the 3 second-image will not be recorded fully.
≥ Images displayed on the thumbnail in Playback Mode will differ from the motion pictures
displayed at the start of playback.
[TC MODE]
[DF]/[NDF]
Select the compensation mode for the time code. (l 52)
[TCG]
[FREE RUN]/[REC RUN]
Sets the way the time code will move. (l 52)
[TC PRESET]
Initial value of the time code can be set. (l 53)
[UB PRESET]
User Information can be set. (l 53)
[ASPECT]
Image aspect ratio for the recording format [SA 480/60i], [CS 480/60i] can be changed.
≥ Set [REC FORMAT] to [SA 480/60i] or [CS 480/60i]. (l 94)
[16:9]/[4:3]
≥ When using the LCD monitor, when the aspect ratio is set to [4:3], black bands are displayed on
the left and right of the screen.
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[TIME STAMP]
You can stamp the date and time of recording on the images you record.
[ON]/[OFF]
≥
appears on the screen.
≥ The display mode and format of the date and time of recording to be stamped vary depending on
the settings for [DATE/TIME] and [DATE FORMAT].
≥ The month of the date and time of recording is recorded in English.
≥ In the following cases, even when [TIME STAMP] is set to [ON], the date and time of recording
are not displayed:
j When [DATE/TIME] is set to [OFF]
j During Freeze Frame
≥ Even when [VIDEO OUT OSD] is set to [OFF], the date and time of recording are displayed on
the TV screen.
≥ It is not possible to stamp the date and time of recording during normal still picture recording.
≥ The date and time of recording displayed during [TIME STAMP] recording and the date and time
displayed during the playback of the image may not exactly be the same.
[i.Zoom]
[ON]/[OFF]
This zoom function allows you to maintain high-definition picture quality. (Up to 25k)
[HYBRID O.I.S.]
[ON]/[OFF]
You can set the Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer. (l 37)
[AUTO SLOW SHTR]
[ON]/[OFF]
You can record bright pictures even in dark places by slowing the shutter speed.
≥ The shutter speed is 1/30 or more depending on the ambient brightness.
(The shutter speed is 1/24 or more when the [REC FORMAT] is set to [PH 1080/24p])
≥ When the shutter speed becomes 1/30, the screen may be seen as if frames are missed and after
images may appear.
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[WIND NOISE CANCELER]
[ON]/[OFF]
This will reduce the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones while maintaining the realism.
≥ Set the [MIC SETUP] to anything other than [2ch]. (l 45)
≥ You may not see the full effect depending on the recording conditions.
[MIC SETUP]
[SURROUND]/[ZOOM MIC]/[FOCUS MIC]/[2ch]
Recording setting of the built-in microphone can be adjusted. (l 45)
[5.1ch MIC LEVEL]
[AUTO]/[SET]/[SETr
]
When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones can be adjusted. (l 49)
[BASS SETTING]
Change the lower setting of the built-in microphone (5.1 ch) according to your choice.
≥ Set the [MIC SETUP] to [SURROUND] or [ZOOM MIC]. (l 45)
[0dB]/[+3dB]/[+6dB]/[LOWCUT]
≥ Normally set to [0dB].
≥ Select [+3dB] or [+6dB] to get strong power feeling at bass level.
[2ch MIC ALC]
[ON]/[OFF]
≥ Set [MIC SETUP] to [2ch]. (l 45)
Distortion of the sound can be reduced when the built-in microphone (2 ch) or external microphone
is used by setting to [ON]. (
is displayed on the recording screen) It will record with natural
sound when set to [OFF].
≥ Adjust the audio control knobs (CH1, CH2) to adjust the audio input level.
[EXT. MIC GAIN1]
[-50dB]/[-60dB]
Sets the input level of the external microphone connected to the audio input terminal 1 (XLR 3 pin).
[EXT. MIC GAIN2]
[-50dB]/[-60dB]
Sets the input level of the external microphone connected to the audio input terminal 2 (XLR 3 pin).
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Switch and display setting
Menu items displayed are different depending on the position or setting of the mode switch.
All default settings are indicated with underlined text.
MENU
: [SW & DISP SETUP] # desired setting
[MEDIA SELECT]
[SD CARD 1] and [SD CARD 2] can be selected separately to record motion pictures or still
pictures. (l 29)
[IRIS RING]
Sets the rotation direction and iris control of the iris ring.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 33)
A
B
[DOWN OPEN]:
Iris will open when it is turned toward B.
[UP OPEN]:
Iris will open when it is turned toward A.
1
Iris ring

[USER BUTTON SETUP]
Sets the function to assign to the USER buttons. (l 55)
[USER BUTTON DISPLAY]
[ON]/[OFF]
Switches the display of the set USER button icons. (l 56)
[ZEBRA DETECT 1]
Selects the brightness level of the left-leaning zebra patterns on the screen.
1
Touch [ZEBRA DETECT 1].
≥ Touch [YES].
2
3
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
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[ZEBRA DETECT 2]
[SET]/[OFF]
Selects the brightness level of the right-leaning zebra patterns on the screen.
1
Touch [ZEBRA DETECT 2].
≥ Touch [SET].
2
3
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
≥ Zebra 2 can be displayed by pressing the ZEBRA button after setting. (l 62)
[MARKER]
[ON]/[OFF]
Displaying of the luminance level display marker can be switched.
≥ Marker can be displayed by pressing ZEBRA button when set to [ON]. (l 62)
[GUIDE LINES]
[OFF]/
/
/
You can check if the image is level while recording motion pictures and still pictures. The function
can also be used to estimate the balance of the composition.
≥ The guidelines do not appear on the images actually recorded.
≥ When Focus Assist is set to on, the following occurs. (l 39)
j The guidelines are not displayed. (these are displayed on the TV when this unit is connected to
TV.)
j The setting cannot be changed.
[SAFETY ZONE]
Display of the range that can be displayed with the common household TV (safety zone) can be
switched.
Aspect ratio
Safety zone
[16:9]
[16:9 90%]/[4:3]/[14:9]/[1.85:1]/[2:1]/[2.35:1]/
[2.39:1]/[OFF]
[4:3]
[4:3 90%]/[4:3]/[OFF]
≥ The safety zone is not displayed on the images that is actually recorded.
[CENTER MARKER]
[ON]/[OFF]
Displays/hides the center marker.
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[REC COUNTER]
[TOTAL]/[SCENE]
Selects the operation of the Recording Counter during recording. (l 54)
[VIDEO OUT OSD]
[ON]/[OFF]
The information displayed on the screen (operation icon and counter display etc.) can be displayed/
not displayed on the TV. (l 77)
[DATE/TIME]
[OFF]/[TIME]/[DATE]/[DATE&TIME]
It is possible to change the date and time display mode.
≥ You can also show or change the date and time display by repeatedly pressing the DATE/TIME
button on the wireless remote control. (l 25)
[DATE FORMAT]
[Y/M/D]/[M/D/Y]/[D/M/Y]
It is possible to change the date format.
[LEVEL METER]
[ON]/[OFF]
≥ (In Playback Mode)
Change the mode to
and touch the play mode select icon.
Then, set [VIDEO/PICTURE] to [VIDEO]. (l 65)
Select to display the audio level meter.
[LENS STATUS]
[ON]/[OFF]
Display relating to lens can be switched. (Zoom Display, Optical Image Stabilizer, Focus Display,
White Balance, Iris, Gain, Auto Iris, Shutter Speed)
[CARD&BATTERY]
[ON]/[OFF]
Display can be switched between the remaining recordable time of the SD card and the remaining
battery capacity indication.
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[OTHER DISPLAY]
[ON]/[OFF]
This shows or hides indications on the screen except for [USER BUTTON DISPLAY], [GUIDE
LINES], [SAFETY ZONE], [CENTER MARKER], [DATE/TIME], [LEVEL METER], [LENS STATUS]
and [CARD&BATTERY].
[FACE FRAMING]
Detected faces appear with frames in the Intelligent Auto Mode.
[OFF]:
Cancel the setting.
[PRIMARY]:
Only the prioritized face framing is displayed.
[ALL]:
All face detection framings are displayed.
≥ Up to 15 frames are indicated. Larger faces and faces nearer to the center of the screen take
preference over others.
∫ Prioritized face framing
Prioritized face framing is displayed as orange frames. Focus and adjustment of brightness will be
performed against the prioritized face framing.
≥ Prioritized face framing is only displayed with Portrait Mode in the Intelligent Auto Mode.
≥ The white frame is for face detection only.
≥ It cannot be set while in the Interval Recording is used.
[POWER LCD]
[ON]/[OFF]
This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors. (l 20)
[LCD SET]
It adjusts brightness and color density on the LCD monitor. (l 21)
[EVF SET]
[BRIGHT]/[NORMAL]/[DARK]
Brightness of the viewfinder can be switched. (l 21)
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[SELF SHOOT]
[MIRROR]/[NORMAL]
Switches the mirror function of the LCD monitor when recording yourself. (l 22)
The image on the LCD monitor is displayed mirrored horizontally during recording of yourself when
it is set to [MIRROR].
[EVF COLOR]
[ON]/[OFF]
The recording images or playback images on the viewfinder can be selected between color/black
and white. (l 22)
[SUB REC BUTTON]
Enable/disable of the sub recording start/stop button on the handle can be switched.
[ON]:
The sub recording start/stop button is enabled.
[OFF]:
The sub recording start/stop button is disabled.
[SUB ZOOM]
Enable/disable of the sub zoom lever on the handle can be switched. Zoom speed will be different
depending on the setting.
[OFF]:
Sub zoom lever is disabled.
[LOW]:
Sub zoom lever is enabled. (Zoom speed: Slow)
[MID]:
Sub zoom lever is enabled. (Zoom speed: Standard)
[HIGH]:
Sub zoom lever is enabled. (Zoom speed: Fast)
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER]
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 86.
[ON]/[OFF]
[Eye-Fi DIRECT]
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 87.
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[Eye-Fi FILE SIZE]
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 87.
[4GB]/[2GB]
[Eye-Fi Power Management]
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 88.
[BOTH]/[AC]
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Other Functions
Menu items displayed are different depending on the position or setting of the mode switch.
All default settings are indicated with underlined text.
MENU
: [OTHER FUNCTION] # desired setting
[FORMAT CARD]
The SD card can be formatted. (l 28)
≥ Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be
erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, disc etc. (l 81)
[CARD STATUS]
The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card can be checked.
≥ Touching [CHANGE MEDIA] switches the unit between the display for the SD card 1 and the
display for the SD card 2.
≥ When the mode switch is set to
, remaining recordable time for the selected recording mode
is displayed.
≥ Touch [EXIT] to close the indication.
≥ The SD card requires some space to store information and manage system files, so the actual
usable space is slightly less than the indicated value. The usable space is generally calculated as
1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. The capacities of this unit, PCs and software are expressed as
1 GB=1,024k1,024k1,024=1,073,741,824 bytes. Therefore, the indicated value of the capacity
appears to be smaller.
[REMOTE CONTROL]
[ON]/[OFF]
The wireless remote control (supplied) can be used. (l 25)
[REC LAMP]
[ON]/[OFF]
The recording lamp lights up during recording and flashes when the unit receives a signal from the
wireless remote control. When this is set to [OFF], it does not light during recording.
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[CLOCK SET]
Set date and time. (l 23)
[TIME ZONE]
Set the time difference from Greenwich Mean Time. (l 23)
[ALERT SOUND]
[OFF]/
(Volume low)/
(Volume high)
Touch screen operation, start and stop of recording can be confirmed with this sound.
2 Beeps for 4 times
When an error occurs. Check the sentence displayed on the screen. (l 114)
[ECONOMY (BATT)]
[ON]/[OFF]
When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit automatically turns off to save
battery life.
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if the [ECONOMY (BATT)] is set to [ON] in following
cases:
j using the USB cable for PC etc.
j PRE-REC is used
[ECONOMY (AC)]
[ON]/[OFF]
When connected to AC adaptor about 30 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit
automatically turns off.
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if the [ECONOMY (AC)] is set to [ON] in following
cases:
j using the USB cable for PC etc.
j PRE-REC is used
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[QUICK POWER ON]
[ON]/[OFF]
The unit is put into recording pause approx. 2 seconds when the unit is turned on with the mode set
to
.
≥ Depending on the recording conditions, start time may be longer than 2 seconds.
≥ In the Quick Power On Mode, the zoom magnification becomes approximately 1k.
[TV ASPECT]
[16:9]/[4:3]
Change the menu setting to display the images correctly. (Check the TV setting.) (l 77)
[DOWN CONV.]
This function allows you to select how to display images with a 16:9 aspect ratio on a TV with a 4:3
aspect ratio.
≥ Set [TV ASPECT] to [4:3].
[SIDE CROP]/[LETTERBOX]/[SQUEEZE]
[HDMI RESOLUTION]
[AUTO]/[1080p]/[1080i]/[720p]*/[480p]
* This is displayed only in Playback Mode.
Select the desired method of HDMI output. (l 78)
[AV MULTI]
[COMPONENT]/[AV OUT]
AV multi connector output setting can be changed. (l 78)
[COMPONENT OUT]
[480i]/[1080i]
Output setting of the component terminal for the AV multi terminal can be changed. (l 78)
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[INITIAL SET]
The menu settings or [CUSTOMIZE SCENE] back to the default setting. (l 89)
[ALL]:
This is for initializing all menus.
[SCENE]:
This is for initializing the setting of customize scene.
[NO]:
This is for not performing initialization.
≥ Settings for [REC FORMAT], [MEDIA SELECT], [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not be
changed.
[SYSTEM INFO]
The version of the firmware of this device is displayed.
[UPDATE]
The firmware of this device is updated. (l 118)
[OPERATION TIME]
The accumulated operating time of this device is displayed.
[H/PHONE MODE]
Selects the sound heard through the headphones.
[LIVE]:
The sound which has been input from the microphone is output as is.
This setting is selected when delays in the sound are annoying.
[RECORDING]:
The sound in the status which is to be recorded (the sound synchronized
with the images) is output.
≥ When this unit is connected to a TV using the HDMI cable (optional), audio at the time of the
[RECORDING] setting is output even if this setting is set to [LIVE].
[LANGUAGE]
You can select the language on the screen display and the menu screen.
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Video Setup
All default settings are indicated with underlined text.
≥ Change the mode to
and touch the play mode select icon.
Then, set [VIDEO/PICTURE] to [VIDEO]. (l 65)
MENU
: [VIDEO SETUP] # desired setting
[REPEAT PLAY]
[ON]/[OFF]
Playback of the first scene starts after playback of the last scene finishes when set to [ON]. (l 70)
[RESUME PLAY]
[ON]/[OFF]
If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the playback can be resumed from where it was
stopped when set to [ON]. (l 71)
[SCENE PROTECT]
Scenes can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake.
(Even if you protect some scenes, formatting the SD card will delete them.) (l 74)
[DELETE]
Deletes a scene. (l 73)
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Picture Setup
≥ Change the mode to
and touch the play mode select icon.
Then, set [VIDEO/PICTURE] to [PICTURE]. (l 65)
MENU
: [PICT. SETUP] # desired setting
[SCENE PROTECT]
Still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake.
(Even if you protect some still pictures, formatting the SD card will delete them.) (l 74)
[TRANSFER/PROTECT]
When using an Eye-Fi card, you can transfer only the selected files by making the necessary
settings on a PC in advance. (l 74)
[DELETE]
Deletes a still picture. (l 73)
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Display
Indications
∫ Recording indications
Example: AG-AC90PJ


TC 00:00:00:00
R 1h20m
R 1h20m
60 i
99%↑
1/100

PRE-REC
0dB
D 5X
NOV 15 2014 15:30:00
AF50
OPEN
Z00
A
B
TC 00:00:00:00
/
Counter display (l 51)
PRE-REC
Recording format (l 94)
Interval Recording (l 96)
/
/
/
White Balance (l 40)
Recording
; (Green)
Recording pause
/
/
/
Intelligent Auto Mode (l 33)
/
/
/
60i/60p/30p/
24p
Frame rate (l 94)
99%
Marker (l 62)
/
Remaining battery power (l 14)
/0dB
Gain value (l 42)
1/100
Shutter speed (l 44)
Digital zoom (l 59)
Recording to card possible
(motion picture)
D 5X
/
(Green)
Card is being recognized
(motion picture)
R 1h20m
Remaining time for motion
picture recording (l 30)
(AG-AC90PJ) Date indication
NOV 15 2014 Time indication (l 23)
15:30:00
Auto switch recording (l 95)
Surround Microphone (l 45)
Zoom Microphone (l 45)
(AG-AC90P)
11 15 2014
15:30:00
Date indication
Time indication (l 23)
(AG-AC90PX)
2014 11 15
15:30:00
Date indication
Time indication (l 23)
Focus Microphone (l 45)
C
Stereo Microphone (l 45)
/
Freeze
/
/
/
(White)
Backup recording (l 95)
SA
Center Marker (l 101)
Manual Mode (l 33)
MNL
/
CS
PRE-REC (l 97)
¥/; (Red)
/
/
5.1 ch Microphone Level (ALC)
(l 49)/
2 ch Microphone ALC (l 99)
Image Stabilizer (l 37)
Freeze Frame (l 60)
Wind Noise Canceler (l 99)
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Bass setting (l 99)
No.10
Time Stamp recording in
progress (l 98)
No.0010
Scene Number (In Playback
Mode)
Scene Number (In 1-scene
display in thumbnail mode)
LOW
CUT
/
/
/
(AG-AC90PJ) Time indication (l 23)
15:30:00
Date indication
NOV 15 2014
/
Eye-Fi transfer (l 88)
AF50/MF50/ Focus (l 38)
00/
00
Audio recording format (Dolby
Digital) (l 45)
(5.1 ch)/
(2 ch)
(AG-AC90P)
15:30:00
11 15 2014
Time indication (l 23)
Date indication
(AG-AC90PX)
15:30:00
2014 11 15
Time indication (l 23)
Date indication
Audio recording format (Dolby
Digital)
Audio recording format (Linear PCM)
Audio level meter (l 50)
NOV 15 2014 15:30:00
Time Stamp (l 98)
Repeat Playback (l 70)
Auto iris mode (l 42)
Resume Playback (l 71)
Backlight Compensation
(l 57)
100-0001
Still picture folder/file name
Protected motion pictures/still
pictures (l 74)
Spotlight (l 58)
OPEN/F2.0
Iris value (l 42)
Z00/
Zoom magnification (l 35)
99
PH
/
(White)
Card recording possible status
(still picture)
3 M / 2.1 M /
0.9M / 0.2M /
2.2M / 0.3M
Number of recording pixels for
still pictures (l 31, 70)
In Playback Mode, the picture size is not
displayed for still pictures recorded with other
products that have different picture sizes from
the sizes shown above.
R3000
(Red)
/
/
PS
HA
/
HE
/
PM
/
SA
/
CS
Recording format (l 65, 94)
/
/
10
Eye-Fi transfer status (l 86)
Scene Number (In 9-scene
display in thumbnail mode)
∫ Indication of connection to
other devices
Accessing the card (l 83)
Remaining number of still
pictures (l 31)
∫ Confirmatory indications
Recording still picture
–– (Time
display)
∫ Playback indications
1/;/5/
/6/
D/E/;1/2;
The built-in battery is low. (l 23)
Warning for recording of yourself (l 22)
SD card is not inserted.
/7/8/9/:/
SD card is write-protected.
Display during playback (l 65, 68)
SD card is non-compatible.
TC 00:00:00:00
SD card is full.
Counter Display (l 51)
Playback-only SD card
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Display
Messages
Major confirmation/error messages to be indicated on the screen in text.
CHECK CARD.
This card is not compatible or it cannot be recognized by the unit.
If this message appears even though motion pictures and still pictures are recorded on an SD
card, the card may be unstable. Reinsert the SD card, then turn the unit off and then on again.
INVALID/CANNOT SET.
Since there is a condition to use the function, it is required to cancel/change other settings.
Others
Troubleshooting
∫ It is not a malfunction in following cases
The lens or LCD monitor
fog up.
≥ This is due to condensation. It is not a breakdown. Please refer
to page 2.
A clicking sound is heard
when the unit is shaken.
≥ This is the sound of the lens moving and is not a defect.
This sound will no longer be heard when the unit is turned on
and change the mode to
.
Object seems to be warped. ≥ Object seems to be warped slightly when the object moves
across the image very fast, but this is because the unit is using
MOS for the image sensor. This is not a malfunction.
Power
Problem
This unit cannot be turned
on.
This unit does not stay on
long enough.
Check points
≥ Charge the battery again to ensure it is sufficiently charged.
(l 12)
≥ In cold places, the battery using time becomes shorter.
≥ The battery has a limited life. If the operating time is still too
short even after the battery is fully charged, the battery has
worn out and needs to be replaced.
Battery runs down quickly.
This unit cannot be
operated though it is
turned on.
This unit does not operate
normally.
≥ Remove the battery or AC adaptor, wait about 1 minute and
then reconnect the battery or AC adaptor. Then about
1 minute later, turn on the unit again. (Conducting the above
operation while the media is being accessed may damage the
data on the media.)
≥ If normal operation is still not restored, detach the power
connected, and consult the dealer who you purchased this
unit from.
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Power
Problem
“ERROR OCCURRED.
PLEASE TURN UNIT OFF,
THEN TURN ON AGAIN.”
is displayed.
Check points
≥ The unit has automatically detected an error. Restart the unit
by turning off and on.
≥ The unit will be turned off in about 1 minute if the unit is not
turned off and on.
≥ Repair is needed if it is repeatedly displayed even if it is
restarted. Detach the power connected, and consult the
dealer who you purchased this unit from. Do not attempt to
repair the unit by yourself.
Indication
Problem
Function display
(Remaining Display,
Counter Display, etc.) is
not displayed.
Check points
≥ [CARD&BATTERY] or [OTHER DISPLAY] of the
[SW & DISP SETUP] is [OFF]. (l 102, 103)
≥ Press the COUNTER button to switch the counter display.
(l 51)
Recording
Problem
Check points
The unit arbitrarily stops
recording.
≥ Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording.
(l 16)
≥ The recordable time may have shortened due to the
deterioration of the data writing speed or repeated recording
and deletion. Using the unit, format the SD card. (l 28)
Auto Focus function does
not work.
≥ Switch to Intelligent Auto Mode.
≥ If you are trying to record a scene which is hard to bring into
focus in Auto Focus Mode, use the Manual Focus Mode to
adjust the focus. (l 34, 38)
Color or brightness of the
image changes, or you
may see horizontal bars in
the image.
≥ Color or brightness of the image may change, or you may see
horizontal bars in the image when the object is recorded
under fluorescent light, mercury light or sodium light, etc., but
this is not a malfunction.
≥ Perform following operation.
j Record in the Intelligent Auto Mode
j Set the shutter speed to 1/60 in areas where the power
supply frequency is 60 Hz, or 1/100 in areas of 50 Hz.
The LCD monitor flickers
indoors.
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Playback
Problem
Check points
Scenes/still pictures
cannot be played back.
≥ Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are displayed
as
cannot be played back.
Scenes/still pictures
cannot be deleted.
≥ Release the protect setting. (l 74)
≥ Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are displayed
as
cannot be deleted. If the scenes/still pictures are
unnecessary, format the media to erase the data. (l 28)
Please be aware that if a media is formatted then all the data
recorded on the media is erased and cannot be recovered.
Back up important data on a PC, disc etc.
With other products
Problem
Although this unit is
correctly connected to a
TV, images cannot be
seen.
Check points
≥ Please read the operating instructions of your TV and select
the channel that matches the input used for the connection.
≥ Change the setting of the unit depending on the cable
connecting to the TV. (l 78)
The images are squeezed
horizontally.
If the SD card is inserted in
another device, it is not
recognized.
≥ Check that the device is compatible with the capacity or type
of SD card (SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card/SDXC
Memory Card) that you inserted. Refer to the operating
instructions of the device for details.
When connected by the
USB cable, this unit is not
detected by the other
devices.
≥ When connected to other devices using only the battery,
reconnect using the AC adaptor.
With a PC
Problem
Check points
When connected by the
USB cable, this unit is not
detected by the PC.
≥ After re-inserting the SD card into the unit, reconnect the
supplied USB cable.
≥ Select another USB terminal on the PC.
≥ Check the operating environment. (l 81)
≥ Connect the supplied USB cable again after restarting the PC
and turning on this unit again.
When the USB cable is
disconnected, an error
message will appear on
the PC.
≥ To disconnect the USB cable safely, double-click the
icon in the task tray and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Others
Problem
Check points
If the SD card is inserted in
this unit, it is not
recognized.
≥ If the SD card is formatted on a PC, it may not be recognized
by this unit. Use this unit to format SD cards. (l 28)
The wireless remote
control does not function.
≥ [REMOTE CONTROL] of the [OTHER FUNCTION] is [OFF].
(l 25)
≥ The button-type battery of the wireless remote control may be
run out. Replace it with a new button-type battery. (l 25)
∫ If scenes do not change smoothly when played back on another
device
The images may be still for several seconds at the joins between the scenes if the following
operations are performed when multiple scenes have been continuously played back using another
unit.
≥ Just how smoothly the scenes will be played back depends on the playback unit. Depending on
the unit used, the images may stop moving and become still for a moment even when none of the
following conditions are applicable.
≥ A continuous recording of motion picture data that exceeds 4 GB may momentarily stop at every
4 GB of data when played back with another device.
Principal reasons for not playing back smoothly
≥ The recording format [PS] was switched to another recording format when a scene was
recorded
≥ When the scenes were recorded on different dates
≥ When scenes lasting under 3 seconds have been recorded
≥ When PRE-REC was used for recording
≥ When deleting scenes
≥ When scenes recorded more than 99 scenes on the same date
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About recovery
If faulty management information is found, the messages may appear and a repair is performed.
(Repairing may take time depending on the error.)
≥
is displayed when abnormal management information is detected when the scenes are
displayed in thumbnail.
∫ AVCCAM Restorer
Restoration can be performed using AVCCAM Restorer.
It can be downloaded from the website below.
http://pro-av.panasonic.net
≥ For details on usage, please read the AVCCAM Restorer Operating Instructions (PDF file).
Use a sufficiently charged battery or the AC adaptor.
Depending on the condition of the data, it may not be possible to completely repair the data.
If recovery fails, it will not be possible to play back scenes recorded before the unit turned off.
When data recorded on another device is recovered, it may not be possible to play back the data
on this unit or the other device.
≥ If recovery fails, turn the unit off and on again after waiting awhile. If recovery fails repeatedly,
format a media on the unit. Please be aware that if a media is formatted, then all the data
recorded on the media will be erased.
≥ If the thumbnail information is recovered, displaying the thumbnails may become slower.
≥
≥
≥
≥
Others
Updating the firmware incorporated
into the unit
To check the latest information on the firmware and update methods, refer to the following support
page on the Panasonic website.
http://pro-av.panasonic.net
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Cautions for use
About this unit
The unit and the SD card become warm
during use. This is not a malfunction.
Keep this unit as far away as possible from
electromagnetic equipment (such as
microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).
≥ If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the
pictures and/or sound on this unit may be
disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
≥ Do not use this unit near cell phones because
doing so may result in noise adversely
affecting the pictures and/or sound.
≥ Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures
may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields
created by speakers or large motors.
≥ Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by
microprocessors may adversely affect this
unit, disturbing the pictures and/or sound.
≥ If this unit is adversely affected by
electromagnetic equipment and stops
functioning properly, turn this unit off and
remove the battery or disconnect AC adaptor.
Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC
adaptor and turn this unit on.
When you use the unit in a sandy or dusty
place such as a beach, do not let sand or
fine dust get into the body and terminals of
the unit.
Also, keep the unit away from sea water.
≥ Sand or dust may damage the unit. (Care
should be taken when inserting and removing
a card.)
≥ If sea water splashes onto the unit, wipe off
the water with a well wrung cloth. Then wipe
the unit again with a dry cloth.
When carrying the unit, do not drop or bump
it.
≥ A strong impact can break the unit’s casing,
causing it to malfunction.
≥ When carrying this unit, please hold the hand
strap or shoulder strap firmly and treat it with
care.
Do not use this unit near radio transmitters
or high-voltage lines.
≥ If you record near radio transmitters or
high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and/
or sound may be adversely affected.
Cleaning
≥ Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull the
AC cable from the AC outlet, and then wipe
the unit with a soft, dry cloth.
≥ If the unit is very dirty, dip a cloth in water and
squeeze firmly, and then wipe the unit with
the damp cloth. Next, dry the unit with a dry
cloth.
≥ Use of benzine, paint thinner, alcohol, or
dishwashing liquid may alter the camera body
or peel the surface finish. Do not use these
solvents.
≥ When using a chemical dust cloth, follow the
instructions that came with the cloth.
Make sure to use the supplied cords and
cables. If you use optional accessories, use
the cords and the cables supplied with
them.
Do not extend the cords and the cables.
When you are not going to use the unit for
an extended time
≥ When storing the unit in a cupboard or
cabinet, it is recommended that you place a
desiccant (silica gel) in with it.
Do not spray insecticides or volatile
chemicals onto the unit.
≥ If the unit is sprayed with such chemicals, its
body may be marred and the surface finish
may peel off.
≥ Do not leave rubber or plastic products in
contact with the unit for a long time.
Do not lift up this unit by the handle with the
tripod still attached
≥ When the tripod is attached, its weight will
also affect the unit’s handle, possibly causing
the handle to break and hurting the user.
≥ To carry the unit while the tripod is attached,
take hold of the tripod.
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Do not swing the unit around, shake it by, or
allow it hang from the handle
≥ Do not jar, swing, or shake the unit by its
handle. Any strong jolt to the handle may
damage the unit or result in personal injury.
Do not allow the cord to drag on the ground
or pull a connected cord along the passage
≥ The cord will be damaged, causing fire or
electrical shock, when the cord gets caught
by the feet, excite will also cause personal
injury.
About the battery
The battery used in this unit is a rechargeable
lithium-ion battery. It is susceptible to humidity
and temperature and the effect increases the
more the temperature rises or falls. In cold
areas, the full charge indication may not appear
or the low battery indication may appear about
5 minutes after starting use. At high
temperatures, the protection function may be
triggered, making it impossible to use the unit.
Be sure to detach the battery after use.
≥ If the battery is left attached, a minute amount
of current continues to flow even if the unit is
off. Keeping the unit in this state may result in
over discharge of the battery. This may result
in you not being able to use the battery even
after it is charged.
≥ The battery should be stored in the vinyl bag
so metal does not come into contact with the
terminals.
≥ The battery should be stored in a cool place
free from humidity, with as constant
temperature as possible. (Recommended
temperature: 15 oC to 25 oC (59 oF to 77 oF),
Recommended humidity: 40%RH to 60%RH)
≥ Extremely high temperatures or low
temperatures will shorten the life of the
battery.
≥ If the battery is kept in high-temperature,
high-humidity, or oily-smoky places, the
terminals may rust and cause malfunctions.
≥ To store the battery for a long period of time,
we recommend you charge it once every year
and store it again after you have completely
used up the charged capacity.
≥ Dust and other matter attached to the battery
terminals should be removed.
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Prepare spare batteries when going out for
recording.
≥ Prepare batteries enough to last for 3 to 4
times the period you are planning to record
for. Cold places such as a ski resort can
shorten recording time.
If you drop the battery accidentally, check to
see if the terminals are damaged.
≥ When this unit or battery charger is attached
with the terminal part in a deformed state, this
unit or battery charger may be damaged.
Do not throw old battery into fire.
≥ Heating a battery or throwing it into a fire may
result in an explosion.
If the operating time is very short even after
the battery has been recharged, the battery
has worn out. Please purchase a new
battery.
About the AC adaptor/battery
charger
≥ If the temperature of the battery is extremely
high or extremely low, charging may take time
or the battery may not be charged.
≥ If the charging lamp keeps flashing, make
sure that the terminals of the battery or the
battery charger are not exposed to dirt,
foreign objects or dust, then reconnect them
properly.
Disconnect the AC cable from the AC outlet
when you remove dirt, foreign objects or dust
on the terminals of the battery or the battery
charger.
If the charging lamp is still flashing, the
temperature of the battery may be extremely
high or extremely low or something may be
wrong with the battery or battery charger.
Contact your dealer.
≥ If you use the AC adaptor or battery charger
near a radio, radio reception may be
disturbed. Keep the AC adaptor or battery
charger 1 m (3.3 feet) or more away from the
radio.
≥ When using the AC adaptor or battery
charger, it may generate whirring sounds.
However, this is normal.
≥ After use, be sure to disconnect the AC cable
from the AC outlet. (If you leave this unit
connected, the AC adaptor will consume
approximately 0.3 W and the battery charger
approximately 0.3 W of current.)
≥ Always keep the electrodes of the AC
adaptor, battery charger and battery clean.
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About the SD card
LCD monitor/viewfinder
When disposing of or giving away the SD
card, note that:
≥ Formatting and deletion of this unit or
computer only changes the file management
information and does not completely delete
the data in the SD card.
≥ It is recommended that the main SD card is
either physically destroyed or the SD card is
physically formatted using this unit when
disposing of or giving away the SD card.
≥ To physically format, connect this unit to the
AC adaptor, select [OTHER FUNCTION] #
[FORMAT CARD] # [SD CARD 1] or [SD
CARD 2] from the menu, and touch [YES].
Press and hold recording start/stop button in
the following screen for three seconds.
Screen to delete the SD card data is
displayed, so select [YES] and follow the
instruction on the screen.
≥ When the LCD screen is dirty or
condensation has occurred, please wipe it
using a soft cloth such as a lens cloth.
≥ Do not touch the LCD monitor with your finger
nails, or rub or press with strong force.
≥ It may become hard to see or hard to
recognize the touch when the LCD protection
sheet is affixed.
≥ When the unit has become very cold, for
example due to storage in a cold area, its
LCD monitor will be slightly darker than usual
immediately after the unit is turned on. The
normal brightness will be restored when the
unit’s internal temperature rises.
≥ The customer is responsible for the
management of the data in the SD card.
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the LCD Monitor
screen. The result is more than 99.99%
effective dots with a mere 0.01% of the dots
inactive or always lit. However, this is not a
malfunction and does not affect the recorded
picture.
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the viewfinder screen.
The result is more than 99.99% effective
dots with a mere 0.01% of the dots inactive
or always lit. However, this is not a
malfunction and does not affect the recorded
picture.
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About copyright
∫ Carefully observe copyright
laws
IMPORTANT
“Unauthorized recording of copyrighted
television programs, video tapes and other
materials may infringe the right of
copyright owners and be contrary to
copyright laws.”
∫ Licenses
≥ SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
≥ “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the
“AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation and Sony
Corporation.
≥ Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
≥ HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC in the United States and other countries.
≥ Microsoft®, Windows® and Windows Vista®
are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
≥ Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted
with permission from Microsoft Corporation.
≥ IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation
of the U.S.
≥ Intel®, Pentium®, Celeron® and Intel®Core™
are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the
U.S. and/or other countries.
≥ Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of
Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
≥ “Eye-Fi” is a trademark of Eye-Fi, Inc.
≥ Other names of systems and products
mentioned in these instructions are usually
the registered trademarks or trademarks of
the manufacturers who developed the system
or product concerned.
This product is licensed under the AVC patent
portfolio license for the personal and
non-commercial use of a consumer to (i)
encode video in compliance with the AVC
Standard (“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC
Video that was encoded by a consumer
engaged in a personal and non-commercial
activity and/or was obtained from a video
provider licensed to provide AVC Video. No
license is granted or shall be implied for any
other use. Additional information may be
obtained from MPEG LA, LLC.
See http://www.mpegla.com.
≥ Separate license contracts must be obtained
from MPEG LA where SD Memory Cards
containing information recorded with this
product are to be distributed to end users for
commercial purposes. “End user” refers to
persons or organizations handling such
contents for personal use.
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Recording modes/approximate
recordable time
≥ SD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. The stated times are the approximate
recordable times for continuous recording.
Recording format
[PS 1080/60p]
Recording method
AVCHD Progressive
Picture size
1920k1080/60p
SD card
4 GB
18 min
16 GB
64 GB
1 h 20 min
5 h 20 min
Recording format
Recording method
Picture size
SD card
[PH 1080/30p]
[PH 1080/24p]
1920k1080/60i
AVCHD
1920k1080/30p
1920k1080/24p
4 GB
16 GB
21 min
1 h 30 min
64 GB
6h
Recording format
Recording method
Picture size
SD card
[PH 1080/60i]
[HA 1080/60i]
[HE 1080/60i]
[PM 720/60p]
1280k720/60p
1920k1080/60i
AVCHD
1440k1080/60i
4 GB
16 GB
30 min
2h
1 h 30 min
6h
1 h 10 min
4 h 40 min
64 GB
8h
24 h
19 h
Recording format
Recording method
[SA 480/60i]
Picture size
SD card
[CS 480/60i]
AVCHD
720k480/60i
4 GB
1h
2 h 30 min
16 GB
64 GB
4h
16 h 30 min
10 h
41 h
≥ If recording for long periods, prepare batteries for 3 or 4 times the period you wish to record for.
(l 14)
≥ The default setting is [PH 1080/60i].
≥ Maximum continuously recordable time for one scene: 6 hours
≥ The recording is paused once when the recording time for one scene exceeds 6 hours, and the
recording will automatically resume after a few seconds.
≥ The recordable time may be reduced if recording with a lot of action is recorded or recording of
short scene is repeated.
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Approximate number of recordable
pictures
≥ SD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. The stated number is the approximate
number of recordable pictures.
Picture size
3 M 2304k1296
Aspect ratio
16:9
SD card
2.2M 1728k1296
4:3
4 GB
16 GB
2300
9500
3100
12500
64 GB
39000
52000
≥ Maximum number of recordable pictures that can be displayed is 9999. If the number of
recordable pictures exceeds 9999, R 9999+ is displayed. The number will not change
when the picture is taken until the number of recordable pictures is 9999 or less.
≥ The memory capacity indicated on the label of an SD card is the total of the capacity for copyright
protection and management and the capacity which can be used on the unit, a PC etc.
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