Operating Instructions
High Definition Video Camera
Model No.
HC-V180
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product,
and save this manual for future use.
SQW0498
until
2015/12/8
Read this first
∫ About the recording format for
recording motion pictures
You can select from AVCHD*1, MP4 or iFrame
recording formats to record motion pictures
using this unit. (l 61)
*1 It is compatible with the AVCHD
Progressive (1080/50p).
AVCHD:
It is suitable for viewing on a high-definition TV
or for saving to disc*2.
*2 The following methods are available for
saving an image recorded in 1080/50p:
j Copy the image to a disc using the
HD Writer LE 3.0.
j Copy the image to a Panasonic Blu-ray
disc recorder that supports AVCHD
Progressive.
MP4:
This is a recording format suitable for playing
back or editing on a PC.
≥ It is not compatible with motion pictures
recorded in AVCHD format.
iFrame:
This is a recording format suitable for playing
back or editing on a Mac (iMovie etc.).
≥ It is not compatible with motion pictures
recorded in AVCHD format.
∫ 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.
∫ 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.
∫ Cards that you can use with
this unit
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 12 for more details on SD
cards.
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∫ For the purposes of these
operating instructions
≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and
SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the
“SD card”.
≥ The smartphone and tablet are indicated as
“smartphone”.
≥ Function that can be used for Motion Picture
Recording Mode:
Function that can be used for Still Picture
Recording Mode:
≥ Function that can be used for the Playback
Mode:
Function that can be used for the Playback
Mode (motion pictures only):
Function that can be used for the Playback
Mode (still pictures only):
≥ Scene(s) recorded in the recording format
[AVCHD]: “AVCHD scene(s)”
≥ Scene(s) recorded in the recording format
[MP4/iFrame], scene(s) saved in
MP4 (1280k720/25p) or MP4 (640k360/
25p): “MP4/iFrame scene(s)”
≥ 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 ............ 6
Power supply.................................................. 9
Inserting/removing the battery ................. 9
Charging the battery .............................. 10
Charging and recording time ................. 11
Recording to a card ..................................... 12
Cards that you can use with this unit ..... 12
Inserting/removing an SD card .............. 13
Turning the unit on/off................................. 14
Selecting a mode ......................................... 15
Switching this unit between Recording
Mode and Playback Mode ..................... 15
Switching this unit between
Motion Picture Recording Mode and
Still Picture Recording Mode ................. 15
How to use the touch screen ...................... 16
About the Touch Menu........................... 17
Setting date and time................................... 18
Basic
Before recording .......................................... 19
Recording motion pictures ......................... 20
Recording still pictures ............................... 21
Recording still pictures in
Motion Picture Recording Mode ............ 23
Motion picture/Still picture playback ......... 24
Using the menu screen ............................... 27
Using the Setup Menu ................................. 28
Advanced (Recording)
Using the zoom ............................................ 37
Zoom ratio during the
Still Picture Recording Mode ................. 37
Level Shot Function..................................... 38
Changing the Recording Mode................... 39
Intelligent Auto....................................... 40
Intelligent Auto Plus............................... 42
Creative Control..................................... 42
Scene Mode .......................................... 45
Endless Loop Recording ....................... 46
Manual recording .........................................47
White Balance........................................ 48
Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment .... 49
Manual Focus adjustment...................... 50
Recording with the Touch Function ...........51
Touch function icons .............................. 51
Recording functions of operation icons ....56
Operation icons...................................... 56
Recording functions of menus ...................60
Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations....................................68
Motion picture playback using
operation icon ........................................ 68
Creating still picture from
motion picture ........................................ 69
Highlight & Time Frame Index ............... 70
Repeat Playback.................................... 70
Resuming the previous playback ........... 71
Zooming in on a still picture during
playback (Playback zoom) ..................... 71
Various playback functions.........................72
Playing back motion pictures/
still pictures by date ............................... 72
Highlight Playback ................................. 73
Manual Edit ............................................ 79
Baby Calendar ....................................... 82
Changing the playback settings and
playing back the slide show ................... 84
Deleting scenes/still pictures......................85
Deleting part of a scene (AVCHD) ......... 86
Dividing a scene (AVCHD)..................... 87
Dividing a scene to partially delete
(MP4/iFrame) ......................................... 88
Protecting scenes/still pictures............... 88
Convert to MP4.............................................89
Watching Video/Pictures on your TV .........90
Connecting with an HDMI mini cable ..... 92
Playback using VIERA Link.........................93
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Copy/Dubbing
Copying/playing back with a USB HDD ..... 95
Preparing for copying/playing back ....... 95
Simple copy ........................................... 97
Copy selected files ................................ 98
Playing back the USB HDD ................... 99
Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder,
video device, etc. ....................................... 100
Using the Eye-Fi™ card............................. 104
With a PC
What you can do with a PC ....................... 107
Before Installing HD Writer LE 3.0....... 109
Operating environment ............................. 111
Installation .................................................. 113
Connecting to a PC.................................... 114
About the PC display ........................... 116
Starting HD Writer LE 3.0 .......................... 117
Reading the operating instructions
of the software applications ................. 117
If using Mac (mass storage)...................... 118
Others
Indications .................................................. 119
Messages.................................................... 122
About recovery .................................... 122
Troubleshooting......................................... 123
Cautions for use......................................... 128
About copyright ......................................... 132
Recording modes/approximate
recordable time .......................................... 133
Approximate number of
recordable pictures.................................... 134
Optional accessories................................. 135
About the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle ....... 136
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Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Speaker
A/V connector [A/V] (l 90, 103)
Recording/playback button [
/
(l 15)
Level Shot Function button [
]
(l 38)
Battery release lever [BATT] (l 9)
Power button [
] (l 14)
HDMI mini connector [HDMI] (l 90)
USB terminal [
] (l 95, 101, 114)
]
9 Lens cover opening/closing switch
When not using the unit, close the lens cover to
protect the lens.
≥ Slide the opening/closing switch to open/
close the cover.
10 Lens cover
11 Lens
12 Internal stereo microphones
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13 14
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20
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14
15
16
Status indicator (l 14)
Recording start/stop button (l 20)
Battery holder (l 9)
LCD monitor (Touch screen) (l 16)
17 Tripod receptacle
≥ Attaching a tripod with a screw length of
5.5 mm or more may damage the unit.
18 SD card cover (l 13)
19 Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 13)
20 Card slot (l 13)
≥ It can open up to 90o.


≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens or
90o B towards the opposite direction.
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21
25
21 DC input terminal [DC IN] (l 10)
≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the
supplied one.
22 Photoshot button [
] (l 21)
23 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Motion Picture
Recording Mode or Still Picture
Recording Mode) (l 37)/
Thumbnail display switch [
/
]
(l 25)/
Volume lever [sVOLr] (In Playback
Mode) (l 26)
24
24 Grip belt
Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits
your hand.


1
2
3
25
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Flip the belt.
Adjust the length.
Replace the belt.
Shoulder strap fixture
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Preparation
Power supply
∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380.
≥ The unit has a function for distinguishing batteries which can be used safely. The
dedicated battery (VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380) supports this function. The only batteries
suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and batteries manufactured
by other companies and certified by Panasonic. Panasonic cannot in any way guarantee
the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been manufactured by other
companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
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.
Inserting/removing the battery
≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. (l 14)
Install the battery by inserting it in the direction shown in the figure.
Removing the battery
Be sure to hold down the power button until
the status indicator goes off. Then remove the
battery while supporting the unit to prevent it
from dropping.
Move the battery release lever in the
direction indicated by the arrow and
remove the battery when unlocked.
Insert the battery until it clicks and locks.
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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.
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:
≥ Do not use the AC adaptor/DC cable with any other equipment as it is designed only for
this unit. Also, do not use the AC adaptor/DC cable from other equipment with this unit.
≥ The battery will not be charged if the unit is turned on.
≥ It is recommended to charge the battery in a temperature between 10 oC and 30 oC. (The
battery temperature should also be the same.)

A
DC input terminal
1
Connect the DC cable to the AC adaptor and to the DC input terminal of this unit.
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
2
Insert the AC adaptor into an AC outlet.
≥ The status indicator will flash red at an interval of approximately 2 seconds (approximately
1 second on, approximately 1 second off), indicating that charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is completed.
∫ Connecting to the AC outlet
It is possible to use this unit with power supplied from the AC outlet by turning on the unit with the
AC adaptor connected.
Even when you use the AC adaptor for recording images, keep the battery connected.
This allows you to continue the recording even if a power failure occurs or the AC adaptor is
unplugged from the AC outlet by accident.
∫ To charge by connecting to other device
It is possible to charge by connecting to other device with the USB cable (supplied).
Please refer to page 115.
≥
≥
≥
≥
≥
If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 130.
We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 11).
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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Charging and recording time
∫ Charging/Recording time
≥ Temperature: 25 oC/humidity: 60%RH
≥ Charging times in parentheses are when charging from the USB terminal.
Battery model
number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Supplied battery/
VW-VBT190
(optional)
[3.6 V/1940 mAh]
Charging
time
Recording
format
[AVCHD]
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time
[1080/50p]
2 h 10 min
1 h 5 min
[PH], [HA],
[HG]
2 h 15 min
[HE]
2 h 20 min
[1080]
2 h 10 min
1 h 5 min
[720]
2 h 35 min
1 h 20 min
2 h 20 min
(5 h 20 min)
[MP4/
iFrame]
[iFrame]
2 h 40 min
1 h 25 min
[1080/50p]
4 h 25 min
2 h 15 min
[PH]
4 h 30 min
[HA]
4 h 35 min
[HG]
4 h 35 min
[HE]
4 h 40 min
[1080]
4 h 25 min
[720]
5 h 15 min
2 h 45 min
[iFrame]
5 h 25 min
2 h 50 min
[AVCHD]
VW-VBT380
(optional)
[3.6 V/3880 mAh]
3 h 45 min
(9 h 45 min)
[MP4/
iFrame]
1 h 10 min
2 h 20 min
2 h 25 min
2 h 20 min
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “min” for minute and “s” for second.
≥ 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 flash red.
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#
#
#
#
Preparation
Recording to a card
The unit can record still pictures or motion pictures to an SD card. To record to an SD card, read the
following.
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 to 2 GB
SDHC Memory Card
4 GB to 32 GB
SDXC Memory Card
48 GB to 128 GB
* SD Speed Class Rating is the speed
standard regarding continuous writing. Check
via the label on the card, etc.
e.g.:
≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
≥ When using an SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card with other equipment, check the
equipment is compatible with these Memory Cards.
≥ An Eye-Fi X2 series SD card is required to use functions related to Eye-Fi. (l 104)
≥ 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 motion picture 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 an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the
first time on this unit, format the SD card. (l 34) 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.


1
Access lamp
[ACCESS] A
≥ When this unit is accessing
the SD card, the access
lamp lights up.

Open the SD card cover and insert (remove) the SD card into (from) the card
slot B.
≥ Face the terminal side C in the direction shown in the illustration and press it straight in as far as
it will go.
≥ Press the centre of the SD card and then pull it straight out.
2
Securely close the SD card 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 130)
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Preparation
Turning the unit on/off
You can turn the unit on and off using the power button or by opening and closing the LCD monitor.
Turning the unit on and off with the power button
Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit.

A
To turn off the unit
Hold down the power button until the status
indicator goes off.
The status indicator lights on.
Turning the unit on and off with the LCD monitor
The unit is turned on when the LCD monitor is opened, and unit is turned off when it is closed.
During normal use, opening and closing of the LCD monitor can be conveniently used to
turn the unit on/off.
≥ The unit will not turn off while recording motion pictures even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ In the following cases, opening the LCD monitor does not turn on the unit. Press the power button
to turn on the unit.
j When the unit is originally purchased
j When you have turned off the unit using the power button
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Preparation
Selecting a mode
You can switch this unit between Recording Mode (Motion Picture Recording Mode/Still Picture
Recording Mode) and Playback Mode by pressing the recording/playback button.
If you touch the recording mode switching icon in Recording Mode, this unit can be switched
between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode.
Motion Picture Recording Mode (l 20)
Recording motion pictures.
Still Picture Recording Mode (l 21)
Recording still pictures.
Playback Mode (l 24, 68)
Motion picture/Still picture playback.
Switching this unit between Recording Mode and
Playback Mode
Recording/playback button
Press the button to switch this unit between
Recording Mode and Playback Mode.
≥ When you turn on this unit, it starts up in
Recording Mode.
Switching this unit between Motion Picture Recording
Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode
Touch the recording mode switching icon displayed on the LCD monitor (touch screen) to switch this
unit between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture Recording Mode.
1
Press the recording/playback button to
switch this unit to Recording Mode.
≥ The recording mode switching icon A is displayed on
the screen.
Motion Picture Recording Mode
Still Picture Recording Mode
2
(Motion Picture Recording Mode)
Touch the recording mode switching icon.
≥ Refer to page 16 for touch screen operation.
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To display the recording mode switching icon
Display of the recording mode switching icon will disappear when no touch operation is performed
for a specific period of time. To display it again, touch the screen.
≥ If the recording start/stop button is pressed in Still Picture Recording Mode or Playback Mode,
this unit will be switched to Motion Picture Recording Mode. During motion picture/still picture
playback or in other conditions, even if the recording start/stop button is pressed, the recording
mode may not be switched.
≥ When you switch from Still Picture Recording Mode to Motion Picture Recording Mode or vice
versa, settings used in the original recording mode may not be maintained. (l 39)
Preparation
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 centre 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.
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About the Touch Menu
Touch (left side)/
operation icons.
(right side) of
on the Touch Menu to switch the
≥ It is also possible to switch the operation icons by sliding the Touch Menu right or left while
touching it.
A
Touch Menu
T

W
Recording Mode
T
Playback Mode
FOCUS
WB
W
IRIS

B
C
D
ALL
SHTR

MENU
MENU

You can change the operation icons to display. (l 32)
Displayed only in Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (l 42) and [Miniature Effect]/[8mm movie]/
[Silent movie] of the Creative Control Mode (l 42).
Displayed only in [Time Lapse Rec] of the Creative Control Mode (l 42), Scene Mode
(l 45), Endless Loop Recording Mode (l 46) and Manual Mode (l 47).
∫ To display the Touch Menu
Display of the Touch Menu will disappear when no
touch operation is performed for a specific period of
time during recording of motion picture/still picture. To
display it again, touch
.
≥ Do not touch on the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens.
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Preparation
Setting date and time
The clock is not set at the time of purchase. Make sure to set the clock.
≥ When you turn on this unit, the message “Set home region and date/time.” may be
displayed. Select [YES], and follow the steps below to make these settings:
j Step 3 of [SET WORLD TIME] (l 28)
j Steps 2–3 of “Setting date and time”
1
Select the menu. (l 27)
MENU
2
: [SETUP] # [CLOCK SET]
Touch the date or time to be set, then set the desired value using
/
.
Displaying the World Time setting (l 28):
[HOME]/
[DESTINATION]
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.
A
3
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 the battery to this unit. The battery is still
being recharged even if the unit is off. Leave the unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the battery
will maintain the date and time for approx. 4 months.
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Basic
Before recording
∫ Basic camera positioning




1 Hold the unit with both hands.
2 Put your hand through the grip belt.
3 It is convenient to use the Recording button icon A when holding the unit at waist level.
≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another
person or object.
≥ 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.
≥ Do not cover the microphones with your hand etc.
∫ Basic motion picture recording
≥ The unit should normally be held steady when recording.
≥ If you move the unit when recording, do so slowly, maintaining a constant speed.
≥ The zoom operation is useful for recording subjects you cannot get close to, but overuse of zoom
in and zoom out can make the resulting motion picture less enjoyable to watch.
∫ Recording Yourself
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.
≥ The image is horizontally flipped as if you see a mirror image.
(However the image recorded is the same as a normal
recording.)
≥ Only some indications will appear on the screen. When
appears, return the direction of the LCD monitor to normal
position and check the warning/alarm indication. (l 122)
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Basic
Recording motion pictures
≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 6)
1
2
Open the LCD monitor, and set this
unit to Motion Picture Recording
Mode. (l 15)
Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.

T
A
3
W

B
When you begin recording, ; changes
to ¥.
Recording button icon
Press the recording start/stop
button again to pause recording.
≥ Recording can also be started/stopped by touching the recording button icon.
∫ Screen indications in the Motion Picture Recording Mode
Recording mode
R 1h20m
0h00m00s
Approximate remaining recordable time
≥ When the remaining time is less than
1 minute, R 0h00m flashes red.
0h00m00s
R 1h20m
Recording time elapsed
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for
minute and “s” for second.
≥ Each time the unit is put into recording
pause, the counter display will be reset
to 0h00m00s.
≥ Screen display will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of time.
To display it again, touch the screen. (l 28)
≥ It will be constantly displayed when the remaining recordable time becomes less than 30 minutes.
≥ If the recording/playback button is pressed during motion picture recording, the recording
will stop and this unit will be switched to Playback Mode.
≥ To change the recording format, change the [REC FORMAT] or [REC MODE]. (l 61, 62)
≥ Still pictures can be recorded while recording the motion picture. (l 23)
≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording and
pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.
When you record with the [REC FORMAT] set to [MP4/iFrame], the scenes longer than
approximately 20 minutes will be automatically divided. (Recording will continue.)
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≥ (Maximum recordable scenes of a single SD card)
Recording format
[AVCHD]
[MP4/iFrame]
Recordable scenes
Approx. 3900
Approx. 89100
Different dates (l 72)
Approx. 900
Approx. 900
≥ Maximum number of recordable scenes and maximum number of different dates will be less than
above table when there are both MP4/iFrame scenes and still pictures recorded on an SD card.
≥ While recording is in progress, the recording will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ Please refer to page 133 for details about approximate recordable time.
≥ The maximum remaining recordable time that can be displayed for motion picture recording is
99 hours and 59 minutes. Any remaining recordable time exceeding 99 hours and 59 minutes will
be displayed as “R99h59m+”. This display remains unchanged until the remaining recordable
time drops to 99 hours and 59 minutes or less.
Basic
Recording still pictures
≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 6)
1
2
Open the LCD monitor, and set this unit
to Still Picture Recording Mode. (l 15)
Press the
Focus only)
button halfway. (For Auto
Focus indication:
A


B
3
Press the
Focus indication:
± (The white lamp flashes.): Focusing
¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus
No mark: When focusing is unsuccessful.
Focus area (area inside brackets)
button fully.
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≥ If you set the Optical Image Stabilizer function (l 52) to
([MODE1]), then the Image
Stabilizer function will be more effective. ( MEGA (MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer) will be
displayed when the
button is pressed halfway.)
≥ Using a tripod is recommended when recording still pictures in dark places because the shutter
speed becomes slow.
≥ You can also take a picture just by touching the subject to focus. (Touch Shutter: l 55)
≥ The still picture recording time may be long depending on the picture size.
≥ The focus indication and the focus area may not be displayed depending on the recording
conditions or the menu settings.
∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording Mode
Still picture operation indicator (l 119)
R3000
10M
MEGA
Remaining number of still pictures
≥ Flashes in red when [0] appears.
R3000
10M
MEGA
Size of still pictures (l 67)
MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer (l 22)
≥ Screen display will disappear when
no touch operation is performed for a
specific period of time. To display it
again, touch the screen.
≥ It will be constantly displayed when
the remaining number of still pictures
that can be recorded becomes 200
or less.
Optical Image Stabilizer (l 52)
∫ About the focusing area
When there is a contrasting object ahead or behind the subject in the focus area, the subject may
not be focused. If so, move the contrasting object out of the focus area.
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Recording still pictures in Motion Picture Recording
Mode
¬ Set this unit to Motion Picture Recording Mode (l 15)
Press the
button fully (press to the bottom) to take the picture.
≥ It is possible to record still pictures while recording motion pictures.
(Simultaneous recording)
≥ While still pictures are being recorded,
turns red and the remaining number
of recordable pictures is displayed.
≥ No shutter sound is emitted when recording still pictures.
≥ Self-timer (l 58) does not work.
≥ While recording motion pictures or during the PRE-REC operation, image quality is different from
ordinary still pictures so that motion picture recording takes preference over still picture recording.
≥ If simultaneous recording is performed during motion picture recording, the remaining recordable
time will be shortened. If this unit is turned off or the recording/playback button is pressed, the
remaining recordable time may be lengthened.
≥ The still picture recording time may be long depending on the picture size.
≥ 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 recording time may be long depending on the recording condition.
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Basic
Motion picture/Still picture playback
1
2
Set this unit to Playback Mode (l 15).
Touch the play mode select icon A (l 17).
≥ You can also set by touching MENU , selecting [VIDEO
SETUP] or [PHOTO SETUP] # [MEDIA, VIDEO/
PICTURE]. (l 27)
3


ALL
Select the still picture C or the recording
format of the motion picture D you wish to
play back.


≥ Touch [Enter].
4
(When [AVCHD] or [MP4/iFrame] is touched)
Touch the desired recording format for playback.
≥ When [AVCHD] is selected
[ALL AVCHD]/[1080/50p]/[1080/50i]
≥ When [MP4/iFrame] is selected
[ALL MP4/iFrame]/[1080/50p]/[720/25p]/[360/25p]/[iFrame]
≥ The recording mode icon B is displayed in the thumbnail display when the item is touched.
(
,
,
,
,
,
,
and
)
≥ The following icons are displayed on thumbnails when [ALL AVCHD] or [1080/50i] is touched:
j AVCHD [1080/50p] scene: 50p
j AVCHD [PH] scene:
j AVCHD [HA] scene:
j AVCHD [HG] scene:
j AVCHD [HE] scene:
≥ The following icons are displayed on thumbnails when [ALL MP4/iFrame] is touched:
j MP4 [1080/50p] scene:
j MP4 [720/25p] scene:
j MP4 [360/25p] scene:
j iFrame scene:
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5
Touch the scene or the still picture to be played back.
≥ To display the next (previous) page:
j Slide the thumbnail display upward (downward) while touching it.
j Switch the Touch Menu, and then touch
(up) /
(down) on the thumbnail scroll
lever.
6
Select the playback operation by touching
the operation icon.
0h01m30s
≥ Operation icons and screen display will disappear when
no touch operation is performed for a specific period of
time. To display them again, touch the screen.
Operation icon
Motion picture playback
1/;:
6:
5:
∫:
Still picture playback
Playback/Pause
Fast rewind playback*
Fast forward playback*
Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
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 touched two times, the fast rewind/fast forward speed increases. (The screen display
changes to
/
.)
∫ Change the thumbnail display
While the thumbnail is displayed, the thumbnail display changes in the
following order if the zoom lever is operated to
side or
side.
20 scenes () 9 scenes () 1 scene () Highlight & Time Frame Index*
(l 70)
* Highlight & Time Frame Index can only set in Motion Picture Playback
Mode.
≥ If the recording/playback button is pressed, the thumbnail display will return to the one that
displays 9 scenes.
≥ By displaying in 1 scene or touching and holding the thumbnail in the 20 scenes or 9 scenes
display, 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 volume adjustment
Operate the volume lever to adjust the speaker
volume during Motion Picture Playback Mode.
≥
≥
≥
≥
Towards “r”:
Increases the volume
Towards “s”:
Decreases the volume
Sound will be heard only during normal playback.
If pause play is continued for approx. 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails.
The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to 0h00m00s each scene.
When played back with [ALL AVCHD] or [ALL MP4/iFrame] selected, the screen may become
black momentarily at the time the scene switches.
Motion picture compatibility
≥ This unit is based on AVCHD Progressive/AVCHD format/MPEG-4 AVC file format.
≥ Even if the devices used have compatible standards, when playback of motion pictures
recorded using another device is performed using this unit, or when motion pictures recorded
using this unit is played back in another device, playback may not proceed normally, or may
not be possible. (Please check compatibility in the operating instruction of your device.)
≥ Motion pictures recorded with other devices are not supported by this unit.
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).
≥ 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.
≥ Depending on the playback device, still pictures may be played back with picture sizes
different from the ones with which they were recorded.
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Basic
Using the menu screen
≥ Touch
1
(left side)/
Touch
MENU
(right side) of
on the Touch Menu to display
.
∫ About
Touch the top menu A.
3
Touch the submenu B.
≥ Next (previous) page is displayed by touching
/
.
4
5
. (l 17)
guide display
After touching
, touching the submenus
and items will cause function descriptions and
settings confirmation messages to appear.
≥ After the messages have been displayed, the
guide display is cancelled.
MENU
2
MENU
Touch the desired item to enter the
setting.
Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu
setting.
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Basic
Using the Setup Menu
[DISPLAY]
Set the display method for the screen information display.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [DISPLAY] # desired setting
[5 SEC.]:
[ON]:
Information is displayed on the screen for 5 seconds after starting the
Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording Mode, starting
to playback, or touching the screen.
Constantly displayed.
[CLOCK SET]
Please refer to page 18.
[SET WORLD TIME]
It is possible to display and record the time at the travel destination by selecting your home region
and the travel destination.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [SET WORLD TIME]
≥ When the [HOME] (your home region) is not set, the message appears. Touch [ENTER] and
proceed to Step 3.
2 (Only when setting your home region)
Touch [HOME].
≥ Touch [ENTER].
3 (Only when setting your home region)
Touch
/
to select your home
region and touch [ENTER].

≥ Touch [SUMMER TIME SET] to set daylight
saving time.
is displayed and the

summer time setting is turned on, the time
difference between the current time and GMT
will be set forward by 1 hour. Touch [SUMMER
A The current time
TIME SET] again to return to the normal time
B The time difference from GMT
setting.
(Greenwich Mean Time)
If you set [Link Clock to Summertime] to [ON],
the current time will also be set forward by
1 hour. (l 29)
4 (Only when setting the region of your travel destination)
Touch [DESTINATION].
≥ Touch [ENTER].
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≥ When the home region is set for the first time, the screen for selecting home/travel destination
appears after setting the home region successively. If the home region has already been set
once, execute the menu operation for Step 1.
5 (Only when setting the region of your travel

destination)
Touch
/
to select your travel
destination and touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [SUMMER TIME SET] to set daylight
saving time.
is displayed and the
summer time setting is turned on, the time
difference between the travel destination and
C
the home region will be set forward by 1 hour.
Touch [SUMMER TIME SET] again to return to
D
the normal time setting.
If you set [Link Clock to Summertime] to [ON],
the time at the travel destination will also be set
forward by 1 hour.
≥ Close the setting by touching [EXIT].
appears and the time of the travel destination is indicated.

The local time at the selected
travel destination
The time difference between the
travel destination and the home
region
To return the display to the home setting
Set the home region using Steps 1 to 3, and close the setting by touching [EXIT].
≥ If you cannot find your travel destination in the area shown on the screen, set it by using the time
difference from your home region.
[Link Clock to Summertime]
If you set this function to [ON] and turn on the summer time setting in [SET WORLD TIME], the
following times will be set forward by 1 hour:
j When setting your home region: the current time
j When setting the region of your travel destination: the time at the travel destination
MENU
: [SETUP] # [Link Clock to Summertime] # desired display
[ON]:
The times are adjusted when the summer time setting is turned on.
[OFF]:
The times are not adjusted when the summer time setting is turned on.
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[DATE/TIME]
It is possible to change the date and time display mode.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [DATE/TIME] # desired display
[DATE]/[D/T]/[OFF]
≥ The date and time are not displayed while the recording mode switching icon is displayed. (l 15)
≥ When the Touch Shutter is enabled, the recording mode switching icon is constantly displayed.
This causes the date and time to disappear from the screen.
[DATE FORMAT]
It is possible to change the date format.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [DATE FORMAT] # desired setting
[Y/M/D]/[M/D/Y]/[D/M/Y]
[ZOOM/REC DISPLAY]
You can set the display method of the zoom button icons ( T / W ) and recording button icon
(
).
MENU
: [SETUP] # [ZOOM/REC DISPLAY] # desired setting
[ON]:
Constantly displayed.
[OFF]:
Icons will disappear after approx. 5 seconds without any touch operation.
[O.I.S. LOCK DISPLAY]
Please refer to page 54.
[EXT. DISPLAY]
Please refer to page 92.
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[ECONOMY (BATT)]
When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit automatically turns off to save
battery life.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [ECONOMY (BATT)] # [ON]
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if [ECONOMY (BATT)] is set to [ON] in following
cases:
j Using the AC adaptor*
j Using the USB cable for PC etc.
j PRE-REC is used
j During slide show playback
* When [ECONOMY (AC)] is activated, this unit automatically turns off.
[ECONOMY (AC)]
When about 15 minutes have passed without any operation while connecting AC adaptor with this
unit, this unit automatically turns off.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [ECONOMY (AC)] # [ON]
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if [ECONOMY (AC)] is set to [ON] in following cases:
j Using the USB cable for PC etc.
j PRE-REC is used
j During slide show playback
[ALERT SOUND]
Touch screen operation, starting and stopping of recording and unit on/off can be confirmed with this
sound.
When [OFF] is selected, the sound is not output at the start/end of recording, etc.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [ALERT SOUND] # desired setting
(Volume low)/
(Volume high)/[OFF]
2 Beeps for 4 times
When an error occurs. Check the sentence displayed on the screen. (l 122)
≥ Refer to page 67 when changing the shutter sound setting.
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[SELECT OPERATION ICONS]
You can change the operation icons (l 56) to display in the Touch Menu.
Register 3 favourite operation icons.
≥ The default settings are,
(Fade),
(PRE-REC) and
(Backlight Compensation) for
Motion Picture Recording Mode, and
(Self-timer),
(Backlight Compensation) and
(Tele Macro) for Still Picture Recording Mode.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
3
: [SETUP] # [SELECT OPERATION ICONS]
Touch the operation icon you would like to change to cancel the setting.
Touch the operation icon to be set.
≥ Name of the function is displayed by touching and holding on the operation icon.
≥ To cancel, touch the operation icon again.
4
Touch [ENTER].
[POWER LCD]
This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [POWER LCD] # desired setting
+1 (Makes brighter)/ 0 (Normal)/ -1 (Makes less bright)
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
≥ When the AC adaptor is in use, the LCD monitor is set to +1 automatically.
≥ Recordable time with the battery is shortened when the LCD is made brighter.
[LCD SET]
It adjusts brightness and colour density on the LCD monitor.
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
3
: [SETUP] # [LCD SET] # desired setting
[BRIGHTNESS]:
Brightness of the LCD monitor
[COLOUR]:
Colour level of the LCD monitor
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu screen.
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[HDMI RESOLUTION]
Please refer to page 92.
[VIERA Link]
Please refer to page 93.
[TV ASPECT]
Please refer to page 92.
[INITIAL SET]
Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [INITIAL SET]
≥ Settings for [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not be changed.
≥ If you restore the default settings, this unit will switch to the Motion Picture Recording Mode.
[Auto Cursor Position]
The entered character is confirmed in approx. 1 second after character input, and the cursor is
moved to the right.
It makes the input easy without moving the cursor when characters on the same key are to be
entered again.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [Auto Cursor Position] # [ON]
≥ Character input screen is displayed in following conditions:
j When setting [TITLE SETUP] for the Highlight Playback (l 77)
j When entering a name in the Baby Calendar (l 82)
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[NUMBER RESET]
Set the file number of the MP4/iFrame and still picture recorded next to 0001.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [NUMBER RESET]
≥ Folder number is updated and file number will start from 0001. (l 116)
≥ To reset the folder number, format the SD card, and then perform [NUMBER RESET].
[FORMAT MEDIA]
Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be
erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, DVD disc etc. (l 107)
MENU
: [SETUP] # [FORMAT MEDIA] # desired media
[SD CARD]/[HDD]*
* Displayed when connecting a USB HDD. (l 95)
≥ Media selection screen is not displayed when the USB HDD is not connected. Touch [YES].
≥ When formatting is complete, touch [EXIT] to exit the message screen.
≥ Perform a physical formatting of the SD card when the SD card is to be disposed/ transferred.
(l 130)
≥ 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. The card may not be
used on this unit.
[MEDIA STATUS]
The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card can be checked.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [MEDIA STATUS]
≥ The remaining recordable time in the currently set Recording Mode is displayed only in the
Motion Picture Recording Mode.
≥ Any remaining recordable time exceeding 99 hours and 59 minutes will be displayed as
“99h59m+”.
≥ 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 SD card 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.
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[Version Disp.]
The firmware version of this unit is displayed.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [Version Disp.]
[Version Up]
You can update the firmware version of this unit.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [Version Up]
For the latest update information, check the support website below. (As of November
2015)
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This Site is English only)
[DEMO MODE]
This item is used to start the unit demonstration.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [DEMO MODE] # [ON]
≥ If [DEMO MODE] is switched to [ON] and you touch [EXIT] when there is no SD card inserted and
while this unit is connected to the AC adaptor, the demonstration automatically starts.
If any operation takes place, the demonstration is cancelled. However if no operations take place
for approx. 10 minutes, the demonstration automatically starts again. To stop the demonstration,
set [DEMO MODE] to [OFF] or insert an SD card.
[O.I.S. DEMO]
This item is used to start the Optical Image Stabilizer demo.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [O.I.S. DEMO]
≥ Touch [O.I.S. DEMO], the demonstration automatically starts.
When you touch [EXIT], the demonstration will be cancelled.
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER]
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 104.
[Eye-Fi DIRECT]
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 105.
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[SOFTWARE INFO]
You can connect this unit and a PC with the USB cable and check software information (License) on
the PC.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [SETUP] # [SOFTWARE INFO]
Connect this unit to a PC.
≥ A message will be displayed when the connection is complete. On the PC, check [LICENSE.TXT].
≥ 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.)
[ONLINE MANUAL]
You can check how to access the website where you can download the Operating Instructions (PDF
format).
MENU
: [SETUP] # [ONLINE MANUAL] # desired access method
[URL display]:
Displays the URL of the website on the LCD monitor of this unit.
[USB connect]:
Displays the website on a PC connected to this unit with the USB
cable.
[QR code]:
Displays the QR code of the website on the LCD monitor of this unit.
[LANGUAGE]
You can select the language on the screen display and the menu screen.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [LANGUAGE] # desired language
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Advanced (Recording)
Using the zoom
Zoom lever/Zoom button icons
T
T side:
Close-up recording (zoom in)
W side:
Wide-angle recording (zoom out)
W
T
6 W
T
W

A Zoom bar
≥ Maximum zoom ratio for recording motion pictures can be set with [ZOOM MODE]. (l 61)
∫ About the zoom bar
The zoom bar is displayed during the zoom operation.
W
T

B
C
i.Zoom off
i.Zoom/Digital zoom/Extra Optical Zoom (Blue)

∫ About the zoom speed
≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved.
≥ The zoom operation using the zoom button icons will be performed at a constant speed
respectively.
Zoom ratio during the Still Picture Recording Mode
The zoom ratio can be expanded up to 100k without degrading the picture quality for the Still
Picture Recording Mode. (Extra Optical Zoom)
≥ Maximum zoom ratio in Still Picture Recording Mode varies depending on the setting of
[PICTURE SIZE]. (l 67)
≥ If you take your finger off the zoom lever during zoom operation, the operation sound may be
recorded. When returning the zoom lever to the original position, move it quietly.
≥ When the zoom magnification is at its maximum, the subjects are focused at about 2.2 m or more.
≥ When the zoom magnification is 1k, this unit can focus on a subject approx. 2 cm away from the
lens.
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Advanced (Recording)
Level Shot Function
This function detects the horizontal tilt of the unit, and automatically corrects it to the level
position.
(When setting
(Normal)) (When setting
(Strong))
: With Level Shot Function
: Without Level Shot Function
Level Shot Function button
Each press of this button switches Level Shot Function.
(Normal) #
(Strong) # Off
(Normal): Corrects the tilt.
(Strong): Strengthen tilt correction.
Off: Cancel the setting.
≥ The icon changes when the tilt exceeds the correction range.
/
/
/
When the tilt is corrected
/
When the tilt is above the correction range
≥ When the tilt exceeds the correction range, move the unit to the position where
displayed.
/
is
≥ This function's default setting is
(Normal).
≥ The range that this icon can be displayed correctly the slope is about 45 o to the horizontal
direction.
≥ Level Shot Function is cancelled when [LEVEL GAUGE] is set to [ON]. (l 63)
≥ When recording horizontal images using a tripod, attach the unit on the tripod using [LEVEL
GAUGE] (l 63), and then set Level Shot Function to
(Normal) or
(Strong) before
use.
≥ When you switch the setting of the Level Shot Function, the screen may become black
momentarily.
≥ If you set the option to
(Normal)/
(Strong), the angle of view will change.
≥ This function cannot be set when recording a motion picture or during PRE-REC.
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Advanced (Recording)
Changing the Recording Mode
1
Touch the Recording Mode button icon.
MENU
2
Touch the desired Recording Mode button icon.
Mode
*2
Intelligent Auto
Intelligent Auto Plus
You can add manually-adjusted brightness and colour
balance settings to the Intelligent Auto Mode, and
record. (l 42)
Creative Control
You can record motion pictures with added effects.
(l 42)
Scene Mode
This option allows this unit to automatically adjust the
shutter speed and aperture, etc. according to the scene
you want to record. (l 45)
Manual
You can set the shutter speed, focus, White Balance
and brightness (iris/gain). (l 47)
Endless Loop
Recording
No matter how long you record, you can only record
scenes for the last 1 hour to SD card. (l 46)
*1
*2
*1
MNL
*1
*1
*2
Effect
You can switch the mode to the Intelligent Auto Mode,
which optimises settings to the recording environment
you are in. (l 40)
*1
In Motion Picture Recording Mode only
In Still Picture Recording Mode only
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Intelligent Auto
The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what you want
to record.
Mode
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.
*1
Spotlight
Very bright object is recorded clearly.
*1
Low Light
It can record very clearly even in a dark room or twilight.
*2
Night Scenery
You can record night scenery vividly by slowing the shutter speed.
*2
Macro
This allows recording at very close proximity to the object of recording.
*1
Normal
Normal
In modes other than those described above, the contrast is adjusted to
give a clear picture.
*2
*1
*2
Effect
Portrait
In Motion Picture Recording Mode only
In Still Picture Recording Mode only
≥ 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 centre of the screen will be
surrounded by an orange frame. (l 62)
≥ Using a tripod is recommended in Night Scenery Mode.
≥ 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 colour balance and focusing.
Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically
adjusted for an optimum brightness.
≥ Colour balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or
scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings. (l 48, 50)
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 48)
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 50)
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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Intelligent Auto Plus
Please refer to page 40 for details about the effect of each mode.
(Portrait)/
(Scenery)/
(Night Scenery)*2/
*1
*2
(Spotlight)*1/
(Macro)*2/
(Low Light)*1/
(Normal)*1/
(Normal)*2
In Motion Picture Recording Mode only
In Still Picture Recording Mode only
≥ Change the Recording Mode to
1 (When adjusting the brightness)
Touch
/
. (l 39)
.
(When adjusting the colour balance)
Touch
.
≥ R side: Sets the balance to a reddish tone.
B side: Sets the balance to a bluish tone.
≥ Except for when adjusting the brightness or colour balance, if you do not touch the screen for a
while, the Touch Menu will disappear. To display it again, touch
.
2
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
≥ Touch
while adjusting the brightness, or touch
make the display of the adjustment bar disappear.
3
while adjusting the colour balance to
Start recording.
Creative Control
≥ Set [REC FORMAT] to [AVCHD]. (l 61)
≥ Change the Recording Mode to
. (l 39)
Select the desired Creative Control Mode, then touch [Enter].
Mode
Effect
[Miniature Effect]
You can record motion pictures with a diorama effect like recording a
miniature by intentionally creating focused area and out of focused
area in the peripheral of the image and recording motion picture with
an interval. (l 43)
≥ Motion pictures recorded with this function will look as if the frame
rate is low.
[8mm movie]
You can record motion pictures with a faded retro effect. (l 44)
[Silent movie]
You can record motion pictures that are similar to black-and-white
silent films by lowering the amount of incoming light. (l 44)
[Time Lapse Rec]
You can record a scene that moves slowly over a long period of time
as a short time motion picture by recording one frame at each set
time lapse. (l 44)
≥ Still pictures cannot be taken.
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MINI
1
[Miniature Effect]
Touch
to adjust the horizontal position of
the in-focus portion.
≥ If you touch the screen, you can adjust the horizontal
position of the in-focus portion.
≥ When no touch operations are performed for approximately
1 second, [Reset], [SIZE], and [ENTER] are displayed. If
you touch the screen, you can readjust the horizontal
position of the in-focus portion.
≥ Position of the in-focus portion will return to original position when you touch [Reset].
2
Touch [SIZE].
≥ The size of the in-focus portion is switched every time you touch [SIZE].
Medium size # Large size # Small size
≥ If you touch the screen, you can adjust the horizontal position of the in-focus portion.
≥ If you touch [Reset], the in-focus portion is reset to the original position and [SIZE] is reset to the
medium size.
3
4
Touch [ENTER].
(When adjusting the brightness)
Touch
.
≥ The level of brightness is switched every time you touch the icon.
(Standard) #
5
(Bright) #
(Dark)
(When adjusting the vividness)
Touch
.
≥ The level of vividness is switched every time you touch the icon.
(Standard) #
6
(Vivid) #
(Most vivid)
Start recording.
≥ It will record with an interval. 1 second will be recorded for approximately every 5 seconds of
recording.
≥ To make the Miniature Effect easier to gain, record objects incorporating a distant view or those
that can provide depth or a skewed perspective. Also, use a tripod and avoid zooming.
≥ You may see a lot of noise in the in-focus portion when recording dark subjects such as night
scenes.
≥ Audio cannot be recorded.
≥ [REC MODE] is set to [HA].
≥ The maximum recordable time is 12 hours.
≥ Motion pictures recorded with this function will look as if the frame rate is low.
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8mm
1
[8mm movie]
(When adjusting the brightness)
Touch
.
≥ The level of brightness is switched every time you touch the icon.
(Standard) #
2
(Bright) #
(Dark)
(When adjusting the colour balance)
Touch
.
≥ The level of colour balance is switched every time you touch the icon.
(Blue) #
3
(Red) #
(Yellow)
Start recording.
≥ The sound is monaural.
SILN
1
[Silent movie]
(When adjusting the brightness)
Touch
.
≥ The level of brightness is switched every time you touch the icon.
(Standard) #
2
(Bright) #
(Dark)
Start recording.
≥ Audio cannot be recorded.
INTV
[Time Lapse Rec]
Touch the desired setup time.
[1 SEC.]/[10 SEC.]/[30 SEC.]/[1 MINUTE]/[2 MINUTES]
≥ Touch [ENTER].
≥ A frame is recorded with a set recording interval. 25 frames will make up motion picture of 1 second.
Setup time
(recording interval)
Recording time
Recorded time
Sunset
1s
1h
2 min 20 s
Blooming
30 s
3h
14 s
Setup example
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “min” for minute and “s” for second.
≥ These times are approximations.
≥ Maximum recordable time is 12 hours.
Audio cannot be recorded.
[REC MODE] is set to [HA].
The shortest motion picture recording time is 1 second.
The colour balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on the light source or
scene. If so, manually adjust those settings. (l 48, 50)
≥ When recording for a long time, we recommend recording with the AC adaptor connected.
≥
≥
≥
≥
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Scene Mode
≥ Change the Recording Mode to
. (l 39)
Select the desired Scene Mode, then touch [ENTER].
Mode
5Sports:
Effect
To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and
pause of playback
Portrait:
To make people stand out against the background
Soft Skin:
To makes skin colours appear softer for a more attractive
appearance
Spotlight:
Improved quality when subject is brightly illuminated.
Snow:
Improved image quality when shooting in snowy locations.
Beach:
To make blue in the sea or sky vibrant
Sunset:
To make red in the sunrise or sunset vibrant
Scenery:
For spatial scenery
Fireworks:
To capture the fireworks in the night sky beautifully
Night Scenery:
To capture the evening or night scenery beautifully
Low Light:
For dark scenes, such as at dusk
(In Motion Picture Recording Mode only)
≥ (Sports/Portrait/Soft Skin/Spotlight/Snow/Beach/Sunset/Scenery)
j The shutter speed is 1/6 or more in Still Picture Recording Mode.
≥ (Sunset/Low Light)
j The shutter speed is 1/25 or more in Motion Picture Recording Mode.
≥ (Sunset/Scenery/Fireworks/Night Scenery)
j Image may get blurry when close object is recorded.
≥ (Sports)
j During normal playback, the image movement may not look smooth.
j Colour and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting.
j If the brightness is insufficient, the Sports Mode does not function. The
display flashes.
≥ (Portrait)
j Colour and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting.
≥ (Soft Skin)
j If the background or anything else in the scene has colours similar to the skin colour, they will
also be smoothed.
j If the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear.
j If you record a person in the distance, the face may not be recorded clearly. In this case, cancel
Soft Skin Mode or zoom in on the face (close-up) to record.
≥ (Fireworks)
j The shutter speed is 1/25.
j Image may get washed out when recorded in bright surrounding.
≥ (Night Scenery)
j The shutter speed is 1/2 or more in Still Picture Recording Mode.
j Using a tripod is recommended.
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Endless Loop Recording
≥ Insert an SD card.
≥ Change the Recording Mode to
1
2
. (l 39)
Select sound in loop recording setting.
[ON]:
Records sound.
[OFF]:
Recording of sound is off.
Start recording.
≥ Once you start recording, the scene will be automatically divided every 2 minutes. The divided
scenes will be saved in the SD card. (Each time you use Endless Loop Recording, a set of up to
30 scenes will be saved.)
≥ When the period between the time you start recording and the time you stop recording is longer
than 1 hour (approximate), only the last 1 hour (approximate) part up to the end of the recording
will be saved. The part before the 1 hour part will be deleted.
≥ Recording stops automatically when approximately 24 hours have passed since the start of the
recording.
≥ During recording, the
blinks.
≥ The remaining recordable time and elapsed recording time are not displayed. (l 20)
≥ Only when sound in loop recording is set to [ON],
(microphone input level meter) is
displayed.
To switch sound in loop recording
The menu can be set to switch to sound in loop recording.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [Sound In Loop Recording] # [ON] or [OFF]
Still pictures cannot be taken.
[REC FORMAT] is set to [MP4/iFrame], and [REC MODE] is set to [720].
Image Stabilizer Function is set to
(setting cancelled) and Level Shot Function is set to off.
Endless Loop Recording is not possible in the following cases:
j When the SD card is not inserted
j When the approximate remaining recordable time on the SD card is less than 1 hour
(The time between R 0h00m and R 0h59m flashes red.)
≥ Since each set of loop-recorded scenes is displayed separately on the date list, it is convenient to
play back loop-recorded scenes by date. (l 72)
(The date displayed on the date list will be the one on which you started Endless Loop
Recording.)
≥
≥
≥
≥
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Advanced (Recording)
Manual recording
≥ The Manual Focus, White Balance, Shutter Speed, Brightness (Iris and Gain) settings are
retained when you change between Motion Picture Recording Mode and Still Picture
Recording Mode.
Touch the MNL to switch to Manual Mode (l 39), or display the Manual icon
(l 17).
FOCUS

MNL
WB
SHTR
IRIS
A
FOCUS
WB
SHTR
IRIS
Manual icon
Focus (l 50)
White Balance (l 48)
Manual Shutter Speed (l 49)
Iris Adjustment (l 49)
≥ Some functions are disabled depending on settings such as the recording mode.
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White Balance
Automatic White Balance function may not reproduce natural colours depending on the scenes or
lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the White Balance manually.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
1
2
Touch [WB].
Touch
/
FOCUS
to select White Balance Mode.
≥ Touch [WB] to select the mode.
MNL
WB
SHTR
IRIS
AWB
Icon
AWB
Mode/Recording conditions
Automatic White Balance adjustment
Sunny mode:
Outdoors, under a clear sky
Cloudy mode:
Outdoors, under cloudy sky
Indoor mode 1:
Incandescent light, video lights like in the studio, etc.
Indoor mode 2:
Colour fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps in gymnasiums etc.
Manual adjustment mode:
≥ Mercury-vapor lamps, sodium lamps, some fluorescent lights
≥ Lights used for wedding receptions at hotels, stage spotlights in theaters
≥ Sunrise, sunset, etc.
≥ To return to auto setting, set to
Mode. (l 39)
AWB
or change the Recording Mode to the Intelligent Auto
∫ To set the White Balance manually
1 Select
, fill the screen with a white subject.
2 Touch and set the blinking
.
≥ When the screen turns black instantly and the
display
stops flashing and then lights constantly, the setting is
complete.
≥ If the
display continues flashing, the White Balance
cannot be set. In this case, use other White Balance Modes.
FOCUS
MNL
WB
SHTR
IRIS
≥ If you turn on the unit with the lens cover closed, the Auto White Balance will not be performed
correctly. Always open the lens cover before turning on the unit.
≥ When the
display flashes, the Manual White Balance previously adjusted is stored.
Whenever recording conditions change, re-set the White Balance.
≥ When setting both the White Balance and the iris/gain, set the White Balance first.
≥ AWB is not displayed on the screen when AWB is being set.
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Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment
Shutter Speed:
Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects.
Iris:
Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
1
2
Touch [SHTR] or [IRIS].
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
≥ Touch [SHTR]/[IRIS] to end the adjustment.
SHTR : Shutter speed:
1/50 to 1/8000
≥ If [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is set to [ON], the shutter speed will be set between 1/25 and 1/8000.
≥ The shutter speed closer to 1/8000 is faster.
≥ The shutter speed will be set between 1/2 and 1/2000 in Still Picture Recording Mode.
IRIS : Iris/Gain value:
CLOSE !# (F16 to F2.0) !# OPEN !# (0dB to 18dB)
≥ Value closer to CLOSE darken the image.
≥ Value closer to 18dB brighten the image.
≥ When the iris value is adjusted to brighter than OPEN, it changes to the gain value.
≥ To return to auto setting, change the Recording Mode to the Intelligent Auto Mode. (l 39)
≥ When setting both the shutter speed and the iris/gain value, set the shutter speed and then set
the iris/gain value.
Manual shutter speed adjustment
≥ When the shutter speed is set lower than 1/12 in the Still Picture Recording Mode, using a tripod
is recommended. The shutter speed will be set to 1/25 when the unit is turned on again.
≥ 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, colour and screen
brightness may change or a horizontal line may appear on the screen. In this case, record in the
Intelligent Auto Mode or set the shutter speed to 1/100 in areas where the power supply
frequency is 50 Hz, or 1/125 in areas of 60 Hz.
≥ Brightness of the image displayed on the LCD monitor may be different from brightness of the
image actually recorded during the Still Picture Recording Mode. Confirm the image on the
playback screen after recording.
Manual iris/gain adjustment
≥ If the gain value is increased, the noise on the screen increases.
≥ Depending on the zoom magnification, there are iris values that are not displayed.
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Manual Focus adjustment
If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
1
(When MF assist function is used)
Select the menu.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [MF ASSIST] # [ON]
≥ Touch
2
3
to display the Manual icon.
Touch [FOCUS].
Touch [MF] to change to Manual Focus.
≥ MF appears on the screen.
4
Adjust the focus by touching MF / MF .
FOCUS
MF :
To focus on a close subject
MF :
To focus on a faraway subject
MNL
WB
SHTR

IRIS
The in-focus area is displayed in blue. The normal screen
returns approximately 2 seconds after you finish bringing
A Part displayed in blue
the subject into focus.
≥ Touch [FOCUS] to end the adjustment.
≥ When [MF ASSIST] is [OFF], the blue area is not
displayed.
≥ To restore Auto Focus, touch [AF] in Step 3 or change the Recording Mode to the Intelligent Auto
Mode. (l 39)
≥ The blue display does not appear on the images actually recorded.
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Advanced (Recording)
Recording with the Touch Function
You can record using convenient functions just by the easy operation of touching the screen.
1
2
Touch
(left side)/ (right side) of
Touch Function icons. (l 17)
on the Touch Menu to display
Touch the Touch Function icon.
(e.g. AF/AE tracking)
≥ To cancel, touch the Touch Function icon again. (Optical
Image Stabilizer Lock is cancelled by releasing the finger
touching
.)
Touch function icons
Image Stabilizer Function
AF/AE tracking
Optical Image Stabilizer Lock*1
Touch Shutter*2
*1
*2
In Motion Picture Recording Mode only
In Still Picture Recording Mode only
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Image Stabilizer Function
Use the Image Stabilizer to reduce the effects of shake during recording.
This unit is equipped with Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer.
Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer is a hybrid of Optical and Electrical Image Stabilizer.
Touch
to switch the Image Stabilizer on/off.
≥ The icon at position A is switched.

(Motion Picture Recording Mode)
(
/
), (
/
)#
(setting cancelled)
≥ When [O.I.S.] is set to [Standard],
is displayed; when [O.I.S.] is set to [Active],
displayed.
≥ When [HYBRID O.I.S.] is set to [ON] and [O.I.S.] is set to [Active],
is displayed;
When [HYBRID O.I.S.] is set to [ON] and [O.I.S.] is set to [Standard],
is
is displayed.
≥ When recording with a tripod in Motion Picture Recording Mode, we recommend that you set
the Image Stabilizer
(off).
(Still Picture Recording Mode)
/
#
(setting cancelled)
≥ When [O.I.S.] is [MODE1],
is displayed. When [O.I.S.] is [MODE2],
is displayed.
∫ Changing Image Stabilizer Mode
(Motion Picture Recording Mode)
Setting [HYBRID O.I.S.]
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].
Setting [O.I.S.]
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [O.I.S.] # [Standard] or [Active]
[Standard]:
Compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake
[Active]:
Compensates for even greater blurring caused by hand-shake.
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(Still Picture Recording Mode)
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [O.I.S.] # [MODE1] or [MODE2]
[MODE1]:
The function works all the time.
[MODE2]:
The function works when the
button is pressed. We recommend
using this mode when you are recording yourself or recording with a tripod
in Still Picture Recording Mode.
AF/AE tracking
It is possible to set the focus and exposure to the subject specified on the touch screen.
The focus and exposure will keep following the subject automatically even if it moves.
1
Touch
.
≥ An icon is displayed B.
2
Touch the object and lock the target.
≥ When you touch the head of the object, the target frame
on the head gets locked and tracking starts.
≥ Touch the object to be changed again when you want to
change the target.
≥ When the Intelligent Auto Mode or Intelligent Auto Plus
Mode is selected, the setting becomes
/
(Normal) and touched object is tracked. Selection
becomes
/
(Portrait) when target frame is locked
on a face. (It may turn to
/
(Normal) even if the
target is locked on the face when a spotlight is shining or
with a dark scene.)
3


A
Target frame
Start recording.
∫ About target frame
≥ When target lock fails, the target frame blinks in red and then disappears. Touch a characteristic
part (colour etc.) on the object to lock onto it again.
≥ When the
button is pressed halfway in Still Picture Recording Mode, the focus is set to the
object that is locked. The target frame turns green when it focuses, and the target cannot be
changed.
≥ This function can be used in Intelligent Auto Mode or Intelligent Auto Plus Mode. In Still Picture
Recording Mode, this function can only be used with some settings in Scene Mode.
≥ It may track different objects or may not lock the target depending on the recording conditions
such as the following:
j When the object is too large or too small
j When colour of the object is similar to the background
j When the scene is dark
≥ When the target is locked in Still Picture Recording Mode, the screen may become dark.
≥ If you use the Fade function while the target is locked, the target lock will be cancelled. (l 57)
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≥ AF/AE tracking will be cancelled in the following cases.
j When the unit is turned off
j Press the recording/playback button
j Touch the recording mode switching icon
j Touch the Recording Mode button icon
j Switch to recording of yourself
Optical Image Stabilizer Lock
In Motion Picture Recording Mode, you can further improve optical image stabilization by
touching and holding
. With this function, you can further reduce the effects of the
shake that tends to occur when using zoom.

1
2
Touch
to turn the Image Stabilizer on. (l 52)
Touch and hold
.
≥ Icon is displayed in A while you are touching and holding
.
≥ Optical Image Stabilizer Lock is released when you remove your finger from the icon.
∫ To make the display of
disappear
Display of
will not disappear even when no operation is performed for specific time with the
default setting. To make the display of
disappear, change the setting of the [O.I.S. LOCK
DISPLAY].
MENU
: [SETUP] # [O.I.S. LOCK DISPLAY] # desired setting
[ON]:
Constantly display.
[OFF]:
The icon will disappear after approx. 5 seconds without any touch operation.
≥ Stabilization may not be possible under strong shaking conditions.
≥ To record while moving the unit quickly, release Optical Image Stabilizer Lock.
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Touch Shutter
It is possible to focus and record a still picture of a subject that is touched.
1
Touch
.
≥ An icon is displayed A.
2
Touch the subject.
≥ Focus area is displayed at the touched position, and a
still picture is recorded.
≥ Depending on the recording conditions or recognition of the touched position, it may not be
possible to record the intended picture.
≥ This will not operate for recording yourself.
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
Advanced (Recording)
Recording functions of operation
icons
Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded.
1
2
Touch
(left side)/ (right side) of
operation icons. (l 17)
on the Touch Menu to display the
Touch an operation icon.
PRE-REC
(e.g. PRE-REC)
≥ The operation icons that are displayed in the Touch
Menu can be changed.
([SELECT OPERATION ICONS]: l 32)
≥ Select the operation icon again to cancel the function.
Refer to the respective pages for cancelling the following
functions.
j Self-timer (l 58)
j Guidelines (l 59)
≥ The icon is displayed when the operation icon is set.
Operation icons
Fade*1
Intelligent Contrast
Intelligent Exposure*2
Control*1
Backlight Compensation
PRE-REC*1
Tele Macro
Self-timer*2
Guidelines
Night Mode*1, 3
*1 Not displayed in Still Picture Recording Mode.
*2 Not displayed in Motion Picture Recording Mode.
*3 Available in Manual Mode (l 47)
≥ If you turn off the unit or press the recording/playback button,
PRE-REC, Backlight Compensation, Night Mode, Self-timer and Tele Macro functions are
cancelled.
≥ If you turn off the unit, the Fade function is cancelled.
≥ It is possible to set from the menu.
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Fade
When you start recording, the image/audio gradually
appears. (Fade in)
When you pause recording, the image/audio gradually
disappears. (Fade out)
≥ The Fade setting is cancelled when the recording stops.
∫ To select the colour for fade in/out
(Fade in)
(Fade out)
: [RECORD SETUP] # [FADE COLOUR] #
[WHITE] or [BLACK]
MENU
≥ The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade in become black (or white).
Intelligent Contrast Control
This brightens parts that are in shadow and difficult to see and suppresses white saturation
in bright parts at the same time. Both bright and dark parts can be recorded clearly.
≥ If there are extremely dark or bright parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be
clear.
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PRE-REC
This prevents you from missing a shot.
This allows recording of the pictures and sound to start approximately 3 seconds before the
recording start/stop button is pressed.
≥ PRE-REC appears on the screen.
≥ Aim the unit at the subject beforehand.
≥ There is no beep sound.
≥ PRE-REC is cancelled in the following cases.
j Press the recording/playback button
j Touch the recording mode switching icon
j If you remove the SD card
j If you touch MENU
j If you turn the unit off
j If you start recording
j After 3 hours have passed
≥ After setting PRE-REC, if recording starts in less than 3 seconds, motion pictures taken
3 seconds before pressing the recording start/stop button cannot be recorded.
≥ Images displayed on the thumbnail in Playback Mode will differ from the motion pictures
displayed at the start of playback.
Self-timer
This is for recording still pictures using the timer.
Each time the icon is selected, the indication changes by one setting in the following order:
Ø10 (Records after 10 seconds) # Ø2 (Records after 2 seconds) # setting cancelled
≥ When you press the
button, Ø10 or Ø2 flashes for the set period before a still picture is
recorded. After recording, the Self-timer is cancelled.
≥ In Auto Focus Mode, if the
button is pressed halfway once and then fully, the lens focuses
on the subject when the button is pressed halfway. If the
button is pressed fully all at once,
the lens focuses on the subject just before recording.
To stop the timer midway through
Touch [CANCEL].
≥ Setting the Self-timer to Ø2 is a good way to prevent image shake when the
pressed while using a tripod etc.
button is
Intelligent Exposure
This brightens dark areas so the image can be recorded clearly.
≥ If there are extremely dark parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear.
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Backlight Compensation
This makes the image brighter to prevent darkening of a backlit subject.
Tele Macro
A more impressive image can be obtained by focusing on the object only in close-up and
shading off the background.
≥ The unit can focus on the subject at a distance of approx. 1.1 m.
≥ When you set Tele Macro, the zoom magnification automatically changes to one of the following
levels. In Still Picture Recording Mode, the level depends on the picture size setting. If you lower
the zoom magnification to a level below the following values, Tele Macro will be cancelled.
(Motion Picture Recording Mode)
j 62k* (when the zoom magnification before you set Tele Macro was 62k or lower)
(Still Picture Recording Mode)
j 62k (when the picture size is set to [ 16:9 10M]/[ 16:9 2.1M] and the zoom magnification before
you set Tele Macro was 62k or lower)
j 52k (when the picture size is set to [ 4:3 7.4M]/[ 4:3 0.3M] and the zoom magnification before
you set Tele Macro was 52k or lower)
j 51k (when the picture size is set to [ 3:2 7.7M]/[ 3:2 2M] and the zoom magnification before
you set Tele Macro was 51k or lower)
* Scale factor when [O.I.S.] is set to [Standard] and Level Shot Function is set to off.
Guidelines
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.
It will switch every time the icon is touched.
#
#
# Setting cancelled
≥ The guidelines do not appear on the images actually recorded.
Night Mode
This function allows you to record colour images in very low light situations. (Minimum
required illumination: approx. 1 lx)
≥
≥
≥
≥
≥
Recorded scene is seen as if frames were missed.
If set in a bright place, the screen may become washed out for a while.
Bright dots that are usually invisible may be seen, but this is not a malfunction.
Using a tripod is recommended.
In darker areas, Auto Focus may focus a bit slower. This is normal.
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Advanced (Recording)
Recording functions of menus
[SCENE MODE]
This function is identical to Scene Mode in Recording Mode. (l 39)
The shutter speed and aperture, etc. are automatically adjusted to match the scene you want to
record.
≥ This item is displayed in the menu only when [Time Lapse Rec] in Creative Control Mode is
set. (l 44)
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting
[OFF]:
Cancel the setting
5Sports:
To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and
pause of playback
Portrait:
To make people stand out against the background
Soft Skin:
To makes skin colours appear softer for a more attractive
appearance
Spotlight:
Improved quality when subject is brightly illuminated.
Snow:
Improved image quality when shooting in snowy locations.
Beach:
To make blue in the sea or sky vibrant
Sunset:
To make red in the sunrise or sunset vibrant
Scenery:
For spatial scenery
Fireworks:
To capture the fireworks in the night sky beautifully
Night Scenery:
To capture the evening or night scenery beautifully
Low Light:
For dark scenes, such as at dusk
≥ Please refer to page 45 for details about the effect of each mode.
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[ZOOM MODE]
Set the maximum zoom ratio for the Motion Picture Recording Mode.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [ZOOM MODE] # desired setting
[i.Zoom OFF]:
Up to 62k*
[i.Zoom 90k]:
This zoom function allows you to maintain high-definition
picture quality. (Up to 90k)
[D.Zoom 150k]:
Digital zoom (Up to 150k)
[D.Zoom 500k]:
Digital zoom (Up to 500k)
* The zoom magnification when [O.I.S.] is set to [Standard] and Level Shot Function is set to off.
≥ The larger the digital zoom magnification, the more the image quality is degraded.
≥ This function cannot be used in Still Picture Recording Mode.
[REC FORMAT]
Switch the recording format of motion picture.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [REC FORMAT] # desired setting
[AVCHD]:
Set the recording format to AVCHD. (l 2)
[MP4/iFrame]:
Set the recording format to MP4/iFrame. (l 2)
≥ This function’s default setting is [AVCHD] mode.
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[REC MODE]
Switch the picture quality and recording format of the motion pictures to record. The recording
formats that can be set change according to [REC FORMAT] setting.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [REC MODE] # desired setting
≥ When [REC FORMAT] is set to [AVCHD]
[PH]/[HA]/[HG]/[HE]:
(A
B)
Set the recording format to 1080/50i.
[1080/50p]*1:
Set the recording format to 1080/50p.
A
B
Favours image quality
Favours Recording time
≥ When [REC FORMAT] is set to [MP4/iFrame]
[1080]*2:
Set the recording format to 1080/50p.
[720]*2:
Set the recording format to 720/25p.
[iFrame]*3:
Set the recording format to iFrame.
*1
*2
*3
≥
≥
≥
≥
You can record motion pictures in 1080/50p (1920k1080/50 progressive), the best AVCHD
picture quality for this unit.
[1080] and [720] are recording modes suitable for playing back or editing on a PC.
[iFrame] is a format suitable for Mac (iMovie etc.). It is recommended for when using a Mac.
Please refer to page 11 for details about recordable time using the battery.
This function’s default setting is [HG] mode.
Please refer to page 133 for details about approximate recordable time.
When the unit is moved a lot or moved quickly, or when a fast-moving subject is recorded,
mosaic-type noise may appear at playback.
[FACE FRAMING]
Detected faces appear with frames.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE FRAMING] # desired setting
[PRIMARY]:
Only the prioritised face framing is displayed.
[ALL]:
All face detection framings are displayed.
[OFF]:
Cancel the setting.
≥ Up to 5 frames are indicated. Larger faces and faces nearer to the centre of the screen take
preference over others.
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∫ Prioritised face framing
Prioritised face framing is displayed as orange frames. Focus and adjustment of brightness will be
performed against the prioritised face framing.
≥ The prioritised face frame is displayed only with Portrait Mode in Intelligent Auto Mode or
Intelligent Auto Plus Mode.
≥ The white frame is for face detection only.
≥ Focus will be set to prioritised face framing when the
button is pressed halfway when
recording still pictures. Prioritised face framing will turn to green when the focus is set.
[LEVEL GAUGE]
This function displays the horizontal/vertical tilt of the unit with the electronic level.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [LEVEL GAUGE] # [ON]
∫ To correct the tilt
(Horizontal direction)
(Vertical direction)



When correcting the leftward tilt
When correcting the downward tilt
≥ The horizontal tilt display A and vertical tilt display B appear yellow when there is a tilt, and
appear green when there is almost no tilt.
≥ The maximum tilt display angles are approximately 45 o in horizontal direction and 10 o in vertical
direction.
≥ The electronic level does not affect the actual recorded images.
≥ The electronic level is not displayed when recording yourself or the LCD monitor is closed with
the screen facing outward.
≥ Even when the tilt is in the corrected state, an error of approximately 1 o may occur.
≥ In the following cases, the electronic level may not be displayed correctly:
j When moving this unit
j When pointing this unit up or down at an angle closer to perpendicular
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[AGS]
If the unit continues to be tilted upside down from the normal horizontal position while recording
motion pictures, it is automatically put into recording pause.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [AGS] # [ON]
≥ The AGS function may activate and cause the unit to pause the recording if you are recording a
subject right above or right below you.
[AUTO SLOW SHTR]
You can record bright pictures even in dark places by slowing the shutter speed.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [AUTO SLOW SHTR] # [ON]
≥ The shutter speed is set to 1/25 or more depending on the surrounding brightness.
≥ This function cannot be used in Still Picture Recording Mode.
≥ When the shutter speed becomes 1/25, the screen may be seen as if frames are missed and
afterimages may appear.
[Digital Cinema Colour]
Recording motion pictures with more vivid colours, using x.v.Colour™ technology.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
≥ Set [REC FORMAT] to [AVCHD]. (l 61)
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [Digital Cinema Colour] # [ON]
≥ For more realistic colours, use an HDMI mini cable (supplied) with a TV that supports the
x.v.Colour™.
≥ When motion pictures recorded while this function is turned [ON] are played back with a
TV not compatible with x.v.Colour™, colours may not be reproduced properly.
≥ When these images are played back with devices other than ones compatible with x.v.Colour™, it
is recommended to record the images after this function is turned [OFF].
≥ x.v.Colour™ is a name for devices that are compatible with the xvYCC format, an international
standard for expanded colour in motion pictures, and that follow the rules for signal transmission.
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[SHOOTING GUIDE]
Message is displayed when this unit is moved rapidly.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [SHOOTING GUIDE] # [ON]
When “CAMERA PANNING IS TOO FAST.” appears, move the unit slowly while recording.
≥ In the following cases, message will not appear:
j While pausing the recording (only when [DEMO MODE] is not set to [ON])
j When [LEVEL GAUGE] is set to [ON]
[WIND CUT]
This is for reducing the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [WIND CUT] # [ON]
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥ When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode/Intelligent Auto Plus Mode, [WIND CUT] is set to [ON],
and the setting cannot be changed.
≥ You may not see the full effect depending on the recording conditions.
[MIC SETUP]
Recording setting of the built-in microphone can be adjusted.
≥ Set [REC FORMAT] to [AVCHD]. (l 61)
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC SETUP] # desired setting
[STEREO MIC]:
Sound from two directions is recorded in 2 ch by forward-facing
stereo microphones.
[ZOOM MIC]:
Sound is recorded with changing the directionality in conjunction
with the zoom operation. Sounds near the front of the unit are
recorded more clearly if you zoom in (close-up) and surrounding
sounds are recorded more realistically if you zoom out (wide angle).
≥ [MIC SETUP] will become [STEREO MIC] when the [REC FORMAT] is set to [MP4/iFrame].
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[MIC LEVEL]
When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones can be adjusted.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
: [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC LEVEL] # desired setting
[AUTO]:
2
AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted automatically.
[SET
]:
The desired recording level can be set. AGC is activated, and sound
distortions are reduced.
[SET
]:
The desired recording level can be set. Sounds are recorded in
natural quality.
(When [SET
Touch
]/[SET
/
] is selected)
to adjust.
≥ 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].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
≥
(Microphone input level meter) appears on the
screen.
A
B
C
Left
Right
Microphone input level
≥ You cannot record with the audio completely muted.
[PICTURE ADJUST]
Adjust the quality of the image while recording.
Adjust by outputting to a TV while adjusting the quality of the image.
≥ This setting is retained when you change between Motion Picture Recording Mode and
Still Picture Recording Mode.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
3
4
: [RECORD SETUP] # [PICTURE ADJUST]
Touch the desired setting items.
[SHARPNESS]:
Sharpness of the edge
[COLOUR]:
Depth of the colour of the image
[EXPOSURE]:
Brightness of the image
[WB ADJUST]:
Picture colour balance
Touch
/
to adjust settings.
Touch [ENTER].
≥ Touch [EXIT] to complete the settings.
≥
appears on the screen.
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[PICTURE SIZE]
The higher the number of pixels, the higher the clarity of the picture when printing.
MENU
: [PICTURE] # [PICTURE SIZE] # desired setting
∫ Picture size and Maximum zoom ratio in Still Picture Recording
Mode
Aspect ratio will change depending on the picture size.
[16:9]:
Aspect ratio of high-definition television, etc.
[4:3]:
Aspect ratio of 4:3 television
[3:2]:
Aspect ratio of conventional film camera or prints (such as L-size print)
Picture size
*1
*2
*3
[ 16:9 10M]
4224k2376
[ 16:9 2.1M]
1920k1080
[ 4:3 7.4M]
3136k2352
[ 4:3 0.3M]
640k480
[ 3:2 7.7M]
3408k2272
[ 3:2 2M]
1728k1152
Aspect ratio
[16:9]
[4:3]
[3:2]
Extra Optical Zoom (l 37)
–*1
–*1
–*2
100k
–*3
–*3
Extra Optical Zoom cannot be used. The maximum zoom magnification is 62k.
Extra Optical Zoom cannot be used. The maximum zoom magnification is 52k.
Extra Optical Zoom cannot be used. The maximum zoom magnification is 51k.
This function’s default settings are [ 16:9 10M] in Still Picture Recording Mode.
Still pictures taken in Motion Picture Recording Mode are 2.1M (1920k1080).
The recording will become longer depending on the picture size.
Please refer to page 134 for details about the number of recordable pictures.
When the picture size is [ 4:3 7.4M], [ 4:3 0.3M], [ 3:2 7.7M] or [ 3:2 2M] black bands may
appear on the left and right of the screen.
≥ The edges of still pictures recorded on this unit with a 16:9 aspect ratio may be cut at printing.
Check the printer or photo studio before printing.
≥
≥
≥
≥
≥
[SHTR SOUND]
You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures.
MENU
: [PICTURE] # [SHTR SOUND] # desired setting
:
Volume low
:
Volume high
[OFF]:
Cancel the setting.
≥ No shutter sound is emitted in Motion Picture Recording Mode.
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Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations
Motion picture playback using operation icon
For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 24.
Playback operation
Playback display
Operating steps
During Playback
Touch the LCD monitor and slide from right
to left (from left to right) during playback.
Skip Playback
(to the start of a
scene)
Slow-motion
Playback
During Pause
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
.
≥ The intervals between frames vary
depending on the type of the scene.
Frame-by-frame
Playback
During Pause
Direct Playback
With the playback paused, continue
touching
.
(
is for slow rewind playback)
Frame-by-frame Slow-motion Playback is
performed continuously while the display is
touched and held.
≥ Normal playback is restored when you touch
.
≥ The intervals between frames and the
display time per frame vary depending on
the type of the scene.
Touch the direct playback bar or slide it
while touching.
≥ The playback skips to the position touched
or slid to while touching.
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Creating still picture from motion picture
A single frame from the recorded motion picture can be saved as a still picture.
The size of pictures to be recorded is determined by their scene type.
Scene type
Picture size
AVCHD scenes
Scenes recorded in the recording format [MP4/iFrame]
Scenes saved in MP4 (1280k720/25p)
Scenes saved in MP4 (640k360/25p)
Press the
playback.
2.1M (1920k1080)
0.2M (640k360)
button fully at the location to be saved as a still picture during
≥ 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.
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Highlight & Time Frame Index
An image of one scene is displayed as a thumbnail at set search condition. Scene can be played
back from any midway point of the scene you wish to see.
≥ Operate the zoom lever to
side and change over the
thumbnail display to Highlight & Time Frame Index. (l 25)
1
Touch
.
≥ To display the next (previous) page:
j Slide the thumbnail display upward (downward) while
touching it.
j Touch
(up) /
(down) on the thumbnail scroll lever. (l 25)
2
Touch the desired search condition.
[3 SEC.]/[6 SEC.]/[12 SEC.]/[MINUTES]/[FACE]*/[HIGHLIGHT]*
* It cannot be set while playing back MP4/iFrame scenes.
≥ When select [FACE], it will select the portion for which Face Recognition was performed from the
scenes judged to be clearly recorded. This will then be displayed as a thumbnail.
≥ A portion judged to be clearly recorded will be detected and displayed in thumbnail if you select
[HIGHLIGHT].
3
(When [MINUTES] is selected)
Touch
/
to set the time.
≥ It can be set up to a maximum of 60 minutes.
≥ Touch [ENTER].
4
Touch the thumbnail to be played back.
≥ Next (Previous) thumbnail can be displayed by touching
/
.
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 are played back repeatedly. (When playing back motion pictures by date, all the
scenes on the selected date are played back repeatedly.)
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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 memorised resume position is cleared if you turn off the unit or press the recording/playback
button.
(The setting of [RESUME PLAY] does not change.)
Zooming in on a still picture during playback
(Playback zoom)
You can zoom in by touching a still picture during playback.
1
Touch and hold the part you wish to zoom in on during still picture playback.
≥ It will display enlarged in order of normal display (k1) # k2 # k4. Touch and hold the screen to
zoom in from the normal display (k1) to k2. Touch the screen to zoom in from k2 to k4.
≥ The still picture is zoomed in on, centring on the part you touched.
2
Move to the zoomed in position by touching
/
/
/
or slide while touching the screen.
2X
≥ The location of the zoom displays for about 1 second when
zooming in (zooming out) or moving the displayed location.
Zooming out from the zoomed still picture
Touch
≥ Touch
to zoom out. (k4 # k2 # k1)
to return to normal playback (k1).
≥ You can also perform zoom operations using the zoom lever.
≥ The more you zoom in, the lower the image quality will be.
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A
Displayed location of
the zoom
Advanced (Playback)
Various playback functions
Playing back motion pictures/still pictures by date
The scenes or the still pictures recorded on the same day can be played back in succession.
1
Touch the date select icon. (l 17)

A
2
ALL
Date select icon
Touch the playback date.
The scenes or the still pictures recorded on the date selected are displayed as thumbnails.
3
Touch the scene or the still picture to be played back.
≥ If you press the recording/playback button to switch between Recording Mode and Playback
Mode, the [VIEW ALL] screen will be displayed again.
≥ In cases such as those described below, scenes and still pictures are grouped separately on the
date list, and –1, –2… may be added after the date:
j When the number of scenes exceeds 99
j When the number of still pictures exceeds 999
j When [REC MODE] in [AVCHD] is changed
j When recorded in Creative Control Mode.
j When recorded in Endless Loop Recording
j When saved in Manual Edit (l 81)
j When [NUMBER RESET] is performed
≥ The following scenes and still pictures are grouped separately on the date list, and icons are
displayed according to the category:
Scene or still picture
Icon to be displayed
Scenes recorded with [1080/50p] in [AVCHD]
Scenes recorded with [1080] in [MP4/iFrame]
Scenes recorded with [720] in [MP4/iFrame]
Scenes recorded with [iFrame] in [MP4/iFrame]
Still pictures created from motion pictures
Scenes saved in Highlight Playback (l 78)
Scenes saved in MP4 (1280k720/25p) (l 89)
Scenes saved in MP4 (640k360/25p) (l 89)
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50p
Highlight Playback
Part that was recognised as clearly recorded is extracted from multiple scenes, and it can be played
back or stored in a short time with effects and music added.
It is also possible to create an original Highlight Playback by checking your favourite scenes and
setting up to extract those scenes.
1
Touch
. (l 17)
ALL
2
≥
≥
≥
≥
Touch the desired effect.
[POP]:
Recommended for party scene.
[NATURAL]:
Recommended for scenery.
[CLASSICAL]:
Recommended for slow moving scene.
[DYNAMIC]:
Recommended for fast moving scene such as sports scene.
[CUSTOM]:
Set the combination of the effect and the music. (l 74)
The scenes matching the effect will be extracted and displayed in the thumbnail view.
Effects such as fade, slow-motion, still (pause), or digest playback are inserted.
The date at playback is the date that was last recorded in an extracted scene.
To change the settings, refer to page 75.
3
4
Touch
in the thumbnail view.
Select the playback operation. (l 25)
≥ When the playback is finished or stopped, the screen to select [REPLAY], [SAVE] (l 78),
[SELECT AGAIN] or [EXIT] is displayed. Touch the desired item.
≥ Highlight Playback is not available for the following scenes :
s MP4/iFrame scenes
s Scenes recorded with Creative Control Mode (l 42)
s Scenes saved as Highlight Playback
s Scenes saved as manually-edited scenes (l 79)
≥ Skip Playback, Slow-motion Playback, Frame-by-frame Playback and Direct Playback are not
possible.
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∫ Setting up the custom effect
It is possible to enjoy the Highlight Playback with your favourite effect by setting up the combination
of an image effect and music.
1
2
Touch [CUSTOM].
Touch [EFFECT SETUP] or [MUSIC SELECT].
3
(When [EFFECT SETUP] is selected)
Touch the desired effect.
≥ When [EFFECT SETUP] is changed, [MUSIC SELECT] will be
set the same as [EFFECT SETUP]. (To set [EFFECT SETUP]
and [MUSIC SELECT] to different settings, change
[MUSIC SELECT] after setting [EFFECT SETUP].)
(When [MUSIC SELECT] is selected)
Touch the desired sound.
≥ When [EFFECT SETUP] is set to [NONE], you will be able to select [NO MUSIC]. When [NO
MUSIC] is selected, the audio recorded at the time of shooting is played back.
(To test the music audio)
Touch [START].
≥ Touch the other music option to change the music to be tested.
≥ When you touch [STOP], the music playback stops.
4
Touch [ENTER].
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Playing back with the settings changed
Touch [SET] to select the item to change.
[SCENE SETUP]*1:
Select the scene or date to be played back.
[FAVOURITE SCENE SETUP]*2:
Set up the favourite scenes. (l 76)
[FAVOURITE SCENE PLAY]*2:
Set up if the favourite scenes are to be included in the Highlight
Playback or not. (l 76)
[PRIORITY SETUP]:
Select the target to give priority to play back. (l 76)
[PLAYBACK TIME]:
Select the time to play back. (l 77)
[TITLE SETUP]:
Select the cover image and enter the title.
They are displayed at the beginning. (l 77)
*1
*2
If you touch [SET] of Highlight Playback when the Baby Calendar is displayed, [SELECT DATE]
and [SELECT SCENES] will not be available. (l 82)
If you touch [SET] of Highlight Playback when the Baby Calendar is displayed, these items will
not be displayed. (l 82)
≥ When you have finished changing the settings, touch [EXIT].
∫ Scene setting
1
(Only when Highlight Playback is started from [ALL AVCHD])
Touch the recording format of the scene to be played back.
[1080/50p]/[1080/50i]
2
3
Touch [SELECT DATE] or [SELECT SCENES].
(When [SELECT DATE] is selected)
Touch the date to be played back.
≥ A maximum of 7 days can be selected.
≥ When touched, the date is selected and surrounded by red. Touch the date again to cancel the
operation.
(When [SELECT SCENES] is selected)
Touch the scenes to be played back.
≥ Up to 99 scenes can be selected in succession.
≥ When touched, the scene is selected and
is displayed. Touch the scene again to cancel the
operation.
4
Touch [Enter]/[ENTER].
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∫ Checking the favourite scenes
1
2
Touch the scenes to be played back.
Touch [Add] and add the favourite part.
≥ Approximately 4 seconds before and after touching [Add] will
be added as favourite.
≥ Number of favourite scenes that can be added are 1 to 14.
(Number of scenes that can be added differs depending on the
scenes selected.)
≥ Favourite check display (A) is displayed in orange, and
favourite check display B is displayed on the slide bar.
≥ To cancel the favourite, play back to the position checked as
favourite, and touch [Cancel].
≥ It is convenient to use Slow-motion Playback and Frame-byframe Playback. (l 68)
3
Touch
and stop the playback.
0h01m30s

0h01m30s

≥ It will return to the thumbnail display screen and ¡ is displayed
on the scenes added as favourite scenes.
4
Touch [Return].
≥ All the scenes checked as favourite may not be played back depending on the playback time
setting. (l 77)
To clear the favourite scenes from the thumbnail display
1 Touch [Reset].
2 Touch [RESET ALL] or [RESET SELECTED].
≥ The check on all the favourite scenes will be cleared when
[RESET ALL] is selected.
3
(When [RESET SELECTED] is selected in Step 2)
Touch the scene to be cleared.
∫ Playing back the favourite scenes
Touch [ON] or [OFF].
[ON]:
Include the scenes added in the [FAVOURITE SCENE SETUP] into the Highlight
Playback.
[OFF]:
Do not include the scenes added in the [FAVOURITE SCENE SETUP] into the
Highlight Playback.
∫ Priority settings
Touch [NONE] or [FACE].
≥ If you touch [FACE], priority is given to the part detected as a face.
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∫ Playback time setting
Touch the playback time.
[APPROX 90 SEC.]/[APPROX 3 MIN.]/[AUTO]
≥ The playback time of [AUTO] is a maximum of approx. 5 minutes.
≥ Playback time may become shorter than the setting, or it may not even be played back if the part
recognised as clearly recorded is short.
∫ Setting up the title
1
Touch
/
to select your favourite title sheet.
[NONE]/[PICTURE 1]/[PICTURE 2]/[PICTURE 3]/[PICTURE 4]
≥ Title and date will not be displayed when [NONE] is selected.
2
Touch [TITLE].
3
Enter the title.
≥ Touch the text entry icon in the centre of the screen and enter
the title.
≥ After entering the title, touch [Enter].

A
Text entry icon
Entering text
≥ The characters can be conveniently input without moving the cursor when the [Auto Cursor
Position] is set to [ON]. (l 33)
Icon
[A] etc.
/
[A/a/1]
Description of operation
Enters a character.
Moves the cursor to left or right.
Switches between [A]/[a] (alphabet) and [&/1] (symbols/numbers).
Enters a space.
[Delete]
Deletes a character.
Deletes the previous character if the cursor is in an empty space.
[Enter]
Ends text entry.
≥ A maximum of 18 characters can be entered.
4
Touch [ENTER] to end registration.
≥ The date of the first scene of the Highlight Playback will be displayed as the date.
≥ The entered title will be cleared when the unit is turned off or the Highlight Playback is finished.
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Saving the Highlight Playback
The scenes put together as a Highlight Playback can be saved as a single scene.
The recorded scenes can be saved in the SD card.
1
2
3
Stop the playback of the Highlight Playback or wait until the Highlight
Playback is finished.
Touch [SAVE].
Select the format to save.
[AVCHD 1920k1080/50i]:
It will be saved in high-definition image quality.
[MP4 1280k720/25p]:
It will be saved with an image quality that allows you to
upload it on the Internet in higher image quality. The format
supports playback on a PC.
[MP4 640k360/25p]:
It will be saved with an image quality that allows you to
upload it on the Internet faster. The format supports
playback on a PC.
(When [AVCHD 1920k1080/50i] is selected)
≥ Scenes recorded in 1080/50p are converted to 1080/50i (picture quality [HA] of [REC MODE])
and saved.
≥ Scenes recorded in 1080/50i are recorded in [HA] regardless of [REC MODE] ([PH]/[HA]/[HG]/
[HE]) of a scene.
4
5
≥
Touch [YES].
Touch [EXIT].
is displayed on the thumbnail of the scenes saved by the Highlight Playback.
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Manual Edit
You can join desired scenes or parts of scenes in the order they were recorded to play back or save
as a single scene with music added.
≥ Manual Edit cannot be used for MP4/iFrame scenes.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [EDIT SCENE] # [MANUAL EDIT]
Touch [1080/50p] or [1080/50i].
≥ Touch [Enter].
≥ Thumbnails are displayed by each scene.
3
≥
≥
≥
≥
Select the scene or part of the scene to play back, and set the music.
To select a scene (l 80)
To select part of a scene (l 80)
To set the music (l 81)
Touching [Return] after selecting a scene may cancel the selected scene.
4
5
Touch [Enter].
Touch [YES], and select the playback operation for the edited scene. (l 25)
≥ In the following cases, the screen for selecting [PREVIEW], [SAVE] (l 81), [SELECT AGAIN],
and [EXIT] is displayed. Touch the desired item.
j Touch [NO]
j Playback finishes
j Stop playback
≥ You can also select combinations of scenes and parts of scenes.
≥ You can select up to 99 scenes. (Each 3 second thumbnail of part of a scene is treated as a
single scene.)
≥ You can create a combined scene of up to about 6 hours long.
≥ Skip Playback, Slow-motion Playback, Frame-by-frame Playback and Direct Playback are not
possible.
≥ When saving a manually edited scene, check the free space on the SD card.
Before selecting the scene, check the table below and create sufficient free space for saving it.
(Approximate free space requirements for saving a manually edited scene)
Saving format
[AVCHD 1920k1080/50i]
[MP4 1280k720/25p]
[MP4 640k360/25p]
Total time of an edited
scene
Free space required
30 min
Approx. 4 GB
1h
Approx. 8 GB
30 min
Approx. 2 GB
1h
Approx. 4 GB
30 min
Approx. 0.4 GB
1h
Approx. 0.8 GB
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “min” for minute and “s” for second.
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∫ To select a scene
Touch the scene to be played back.
≥ The scene selection is made as you touch it, and the
indication appears on the thumbnail. To
cancel the operation, touch the scene again.
3S indication appears on the thumbnail. If you
≥ When part of a scene has been selected, the
touch the thumbnail, the scene will be displayed by 3 second thumbnails.
≥ Next (previous) page is displayed by touching
/
.
∫ To select part of a scene
1
Touch [3 sec].
≥ To cancel the operation, touch it again.
2
Touch the desired scene.
≥ The touched scene is displayed by 3 second thumbnails.
3 (To select a single thumbnail)
Touch the thumbnail of the part you want to play back.
≥ The thumbnail selection is made as you touch it, and the
indication (white) appears on the
thumbnail. To cancel the selection, touch the thumbnail again.
≥ Next (previous) thumbnail is displayed by touching
/
.
≥ Touching [Return] when the thumbnail has been selected returns you to the screen that displays
3S indication appears on the thumbnail of the scene
the thumbnails of scenes. The
containing the selected part.
4 (To select thumbnails by specifying a range)
Touch [Range].
≥ To cancel the operation, touch it again.
5 (To select thumbnails by specifying a range)
Touch the range (start and finish points) you want
to play back.
≥ The range between start and finish points are selected, and the
indication (white) appears on the thumbnails.
≥ To cancel the selected thumbnails, from among the thumbnails


with the
indication (white), touch the range (start and finish
points) you want to cancel.
A Start point
≥ If you touch [Enter]/[Return]/[Music]/[Range] when a start point
B Finish point
has been selected, the start point thumbnail will be cancelled.
≥ Touching [Return] when the thumbnail has been selected
returns you to the screen that displays the thumbnails of
3S indication appears on the thumbnail of the scene containing the selected
scenes. The
part.
≥ You can also select multiple ranges within the same scene.
≥ Next (previous) thumbnail is displayed by touching
/
.
≥ To select other scenes, touch [Return] to return to the screen that displays the thumbnails of
scenes, and perform the following operations.
j When selecting a scene:
Touch the desired scene.
j When selecting part of a scene:
Perform the operations in Steps 1-5.
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∫ To set the music
1
2
Touch [Music].
Touch the desired sound.
≥ When [NO MUSIC] is selected, the audio recorded at the time of shooting is played back.
(To test the music audio)
Touch [START].
≥ Touch the other music option to change the music to be tested.
≥ When you touch [STOP], the music playback stops.
3
Touch [ENTER].
∫ To save a manually-edited scene
You can save manually edited scenes as a single scene.
The recorded scenes can be saved in the SD card.
1
2
3
Stop the playback of a manually-edited scene or wait until the playback is
finished.
Touch [SAVE].
Select the format to save.
[AVCHD 1920k1080/50i]:
It will be saved in high-definition image quality.
[MP4 1280k720/25p]:
It will be saved with an image quality that allows you to
upload it on the Internet in higher image quality. The format
supports playback on a PC.
[MP4 640k360/25p]:
It will be saved with an image quality that allows you to
upload it on the Internet faster. The format supports
playback on a PC.
(When [AVCHD 1920k1080/50i] is selected)
≥ Scenes recorded in 1080/50p are converted to 1080/50i (picture quality [HA] of [REC MODE])
and saved.
≥ Scenes recorded in 1080/50i are recorded in [HA] regardless of [REC MODE] ([PH]/[HA]/[HG]/
[HE]) of a scene.
4
Touch [YES].
≥ If you are using the battery, a message recommending that you use the AC adaptor will be
displayed. To start the saving operation, touch [START].
5
Touch [EXIT].
≥ You can save scenes even when using the battery, but we recommend that you use the AC
adaptor.
≥ For information on the approximate free space requirements for saving a manually edited scene,
refer to page 79.
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Baby Calendar
When a baby’s birthday and name are registered, scenes recorded since the baby’s birthday are
displayed as thumbnails for each age in months.
≥ Scenes recorded before the birthday are not displayed.
≥ Scenes with no baby in them are also displayed.
≥ You can register up to 3 babies.
1
Touch
.
MENU
2
(When registering for the first time)
Enter the baby’s birthday.
≥ Touch the date to be set, then set the desired value using
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.
≥ Touch [Enter].
3
/
.
(When registering for the first time)
Touch [YES], and enter the baby’s name.
≥ If you touch [NO], the Baby Calendar will be displayed without the baby’s name registered.
([Baby 1] is displayed.)
≥ Input method is same operation as for setting up the title. (l 77)
≥ After entering the name, touch [Enter].
≥ A maximum of 9 characters can be entered.
4
Check the Baby Calendar.
≥ The name of the registered baby and its age in months are
displayed.
≥ You can switch the age in months display by touching
/
: Changes the age in months display to that of
the previous month
If you touch this icon when the youngest age in months is
displayed, the oldest age in months will be displayed.
: Changes the age in months display to that of
the next month
If you touch this icon when the oldest age in months is
displayed, the youngest age in months will be displayed.



.
MENU

A
B
C
D
Name display
Age in months display
Thumbnail for the
previous age in months
Thumbnail for the next
age in months
≥ Except for months with no recordings, the age in months
display is available for each month.
≥ If you touch the name display, the screen for selecting a registered baby is displayed. From
among the 3 registered babies, select the baby you want to display and touch [ENTER].
If you touch a name with no registered birthday ([Baby 1]/[Baby 2]/[Baby 3]), you can register a
new baby. Perform Steps 2-3.
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5
Touch the thumbnail in the centre.
≥ The thumbnails of the scenes recorded in the same age in months are displayed. Touch the
desired scene to select the playback operation. (l 25)
≥ The thumbnail display cannot be set to 1 scene/20 scenes display or to the Highlight & Time
Frame Index.
≥ You cannot perform Highlight Playback if the number of scenes exceeds 99.
≥ Touching
returns you to the screen that lets you select the age in months.
To return to the normal thumbnail display
Touch the
while the Baby Calendar is displayed.
To change/add a baby’s registered details
1 Touch the name display on the Baby Calendar (l 82) or select the menu.
MENU
2
: [VIDEO SETUP] # [Baby Calendar Setup]
Touch the name of the baby whose details are to be changed.
≥ When [Baby 1]/[Baby 2]/[Baby 3] is displayed, the birthday and name or name only are not
registered.
3
Touch the desired item.
Name:
Register/change the name.
Birthday:
Register/change the birthday.
≥ The setting method is the same as when registering for the first time. (l 82)
4
Touch [ENTER].
≥ The Baby Calendar of the registered baby is displayed.
To delete a baby’s registered details
1 Touch the name display on the Baby Calendar (l 82) or select the menu.
MENU
2
3
: [VIDEO SETUP] # [Baby Calendar Setup]
Touch the name of the baby whose details are to be deleted.
Touch [DELETE].
≥ To delete the registered details of other babies, repeat Steps 2 to 3.
≥ When the Baby Calendar is displayed, the following operations are not available:
j [SCENE PROTECT]
j [SECTION DELETE]
j [DIVIDE]
j [MANUAL EDIT]
j [SPLIT&DELETE]
j [CONVERT TO MP4]
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Changing the playback settings and playing back the
slide show
1
Touch
2
(Only when you would like to change the settings)
. (l 17)
ALL
Touch [SET] to select the item to change.
[DATE SETUP]:
Select the date to be played back.
[SLIDES INTERVAL]:
Select the interval between still pictures at playback.
[EFFECT SETUP]:
Select the effect for playback.
[MUSIC SELECT]:
Select the music to be played on playback.
3
(When [DATE SETUP] is selected)
Touch the playback date.
(When [SLIDES INTERVAL] is selected)
Touch the interval of playback for the slide show.
[SHORT]:
Approx. 1 second
[NORMAL]:
Approx. 5 seconds
[LONG]:
Approx. 15 seconds
(When [EFFECT SETUP] is selected)
Touch the desired effect.
≥ Touch [ENTER].
≥ When [EFFECT SETUP] is changed, [MUSIC SELECT] will be
set the same as [EFFECT SETUP]. (To set [EFFECT SETUP]
and [MUSIC SELECT] to different settings, change
[MUSIC SELECT] after setting [EFFECT SETUP].)
≥ [SLIDES INTERVAL] cannot be set, when [EFFECT SETUP] is set.
(When [MUSIC SELECT] is selected)
Touch the desired sound.
≥ Touch [ENTER].
(To test the music audio)
Touch [START] and start the audio testing.
≥ Touch the other music option to change the music to be tested.
≥ When you touch [STOP], the music playback stops.
4
5
Touch [START].
Select the playback operation. (l 25)
≥ When the playback is finished or stopped, the screen to select [REPLAY], [SELECT AGAIN] or
[EXIT] is displayed. Touch the desired item.
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Advanced (Playback)
Deleting scenes/still pictures
Deleted scenes/still pictures cannot be restored, so perform appropriate confirmation of
the contents before proceeding with deletion.
¬ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode.
∫ To delete the scene or still picture being played back
Touch
while scenes or still pictures to be deleted
are being played back.
0h01m30s
∫ To delete scenes or still pictures from the
thumbnail display
≥ Switch to the thumbnail display of the scenes or still pictures to delete. (l 24)
1
Touch
. (l 17)
≥ When the thumbnail display is 1 scene display or Highlight &
Time Frame Index, the scene or still picture being displayed is
deleted.
2
Touch [ALL SCENES], [MULTI] or [SINGLE].
≥ All the scenes or still pictures displayed as thumbnails will be
deleted by selecting [ALL SCENES].
(In case of playing back scenes or still pictures by date, all the
scenes or still pictures on the selected date will be deleted.)
≥ Protected scenes/still pictures cannot be deleted.
3
(When [MULTI] is selected in Step 2)
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 2)
4
Touch the scene/still picture to be deleted.
(When [MULTI] is selected in Step 2)
Touch [Delete].
≥ To continuously delete other scenes/still pictures, repeat Steps 3-4.
When you stop deleting halfway:
Touch [CANCEL] while deleting.
≥ The scenes or still pictures that have already been deleted when the deletion is cancelled cannot be restored.
To complete editing:
Touch [Return].
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≥ You can also delete scenes by touching MENU , selecting [EDIT SCENE] # [DELETE] # [ALL
SCENES], [MULTI] or [SINGLE].
≥ You can also delete still pictures by touching MENU , selecting [PHOTO SETUP] # [DELETE] #
[ALL SCENES], [MULTI] or [SINGLE].
≥ During Highlight Playback, scenes/still pictures cannot be deleted.
≥ Scenes 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.
Deleting part of a scene (AVCHD)
Unnecessary part of an AVCHD scene can be deleted.
The deleted scenes cannot be restored.
≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode, and touch
the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. (l 24)
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
3
: [EDIT SCENE] # [SECTION DELETE]
Touch the scene with a part to delete.
Set the section to delete by touching and sliding
the top and bottom section selection buttons
.
0h00m15s
≥ It is convenient to use Slow-motion Playback and Frame-byframe Playback. (l 68)
4
5
Touch [ENTER].
Confirm (play back) the scene after editing by touching [YES].
≥ A confirmation message appears when [NO] is touched. Proceed to Step 7.
6
Stop the playback.
≥ A confirmation message appears.
7
Touch [ENTER].
≥ Repeat Steps 2-7 to continuously delete parts from other scenes.
To complete editing
Touch [Return].
≥ Deleting a part of a scene cannot be performed when there are 99 scenes in a single date.
≥ It may not be possible to delete part of a scene with a short recording time.
≥ The scene will be divided into two scenes when the middle part of a scene is deleted.
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Dividing a scene (AVCHD)
It is possible to divide an AVCHD scene.
Any unwanted parts in the scene can be deleted after dividing.
≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode, and touch
the play mode select icon. Then, select the AVCHD scene. (l 24)
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [EDIT SCENE] # [DIVIDE] # [SET]
Touch and play back the scene you want to divide.
≥ It is convenient to use Slow-motion Playback and Frame-by-frame Playback. (l 68)
3
Touch
to set the dividing point.
≥ Touch [YES].
≥ Touch [YES] to continue dividing the same scene. To continue
dividing other scenes, touch [NO] and repeat Steps 2-3.
4
0h01m30s
Touch [Return] to complete dividing.
≥ Unwanted parts can be deleted. (l 85)
To delete all the divided points
MENU
: [EDIT SCENE] # [DIVIDE] # [CANCEL ALL]
≥ The scenes that were deleted after division cannot be recovered.
≥ You cannot divide a scene if the number of scenes of a given date would exceed 99 scenes.
≥ It may not be possible to divide scenes with a short recording time.
≥ Data that has been recorded or edited on another device cannot be divided and the divided points
cannot be deleted.
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Dividing a scene to partially delete (MP4/iFrame)
Divide the MP4/iFrame scenes, and delete unnecessary parts.
This divides the recorded scenes in two and deletes the front half or back half.
The scenes deleted by dividing cannot be restored.
≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode, and touch
the play mode select icon. Then, select the MP4/iFrame scene. (l 24)
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [EDIT SCENE] # [SPLIT&DELETE]
Touch and play back the scene you want to divide.
≥ It is convenient to use Slow-motion Playback and Frame-by-frame Playback. (l 68)
3
Touch
to set the dividing point.
≥ Set the dividing point so there will be 2 seconds or more for the
part for deletion, and 3 seconds or more for the part to be kept.
4
5
0h01m30s
Touch the part for deletion ([FRONT] or [BACK]).
Touch [YES] and confirm (play back) the part for deletion.
≥ A confirmation message appears when [NO] is touched. Proceed to Step 7.
6
Stop the playback.
≥ A confirmation message appears.
7
Touch [YES].
≥ To continue dividing and deleting other scenes, repeat Steps 2-7.
To complete editing
Touch [Return].
≥ It may not be possible to divide scenes with a short recording time.
≥ The actual division may slightly slip off the previously designated dividing point.
Protecting scenes/still pictures
Scenes/still pictures can be protected so that they are not deleted by mistake.
(Even if you protect some scenes/still pictures, formatting the media will delete them.)
≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
: [VIDEO SETUP] or [PHOTO SETUP] # [SCENE PROTECT]*
* [TRANSFER/PROTECT] is displayed when using the Eye-Fi card that is set as the selected
transfer setting device in advance on the computer.
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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Advanced (Playback)
Convert to MP4
Before copying, convert AVCHD or MP4 scenes to those with the image quality (MP4 (1280k720/
25p) or MP4 (640k360/25p)) that supports playback on a PC or uploading on the internet.
≥ Scenes recorded in iFrame or saved as MP4 (640k360/25p) cannot be converted to MP4.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
2
: [EDIT SCENE] # [CONVERT TO MP4]
Touch the scene you want to convert.
≥ The scene selection is made as you touch it, and the
cancel the operation, touch the scene again.
≥ You can select up to 99 scenes in succession.
3
4
indication appears on the thumbnail. To
Touch [Enter].
Select the quality after conversion.
[HD (1280k720/25p)]*:
Convert to MP4 (1280k720/25p) and copy.
[VGA (640k360/25p)]:
Convert to MP4 (640k360/25p) and copy.
* You cannot convert and copy MP4 [720/25p] scenes.
≥ MP4 scenes after conversion are saved to the same media as the scenes before conversion.
5
Touch [YES].
≥ To continue converting scenes to MP4, repeat steps 2 to 5.
To stop converting to MP4 halfway
Touch [CANCEL] during format conversion.
To exit the MP4 conversion
Touch [Return].
≥ A scene recorded over a long time may take time.
≥ When converting and copying the scenes recorded in AVCHD to an MP4 scene, the scene
exceeding approximately 20 minutes is automatically divided.
≥ If you convert protected scenes to MP4, their protection will be cleared after the conversion.
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Advanced (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
High quality
HDMI terminal
Video terminal
≥ Use the HDMI mini cable (supplied).
≥ HDMI is the interface for digital devices. If you connect this unit to an HDMI compatible highdefinition 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 mini cable (supplied)
≥ Be sure to connect to the
HDMI terminal.
≥ Connecting with an HDMI
mini cable (l 92)
≥ Playback using VIERA Link
(l 93)
B AV cable (commerciallyavailable)
A/V
Picture quality
1 High-definition images
when connecting to HDMI
terminal
2 Standard images when
connecting to video
terminal
≥ Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥ Always use the supplied HDMI mini cable or a genuine Panasonic HDMI mini cable
(RP-CDHM15, RP-CDHM30: optional).
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2
Select the video input on the TV.
≥ Example:
Select the [HDMI] channel with an HDMI mini cable.
Select the [Video 2] channel with an AV 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.
≥ When this unit and the TV are connected with the HDMI mini cable (supplied) or an AV cable
(commercially-available) in any of the following situations, no image will be displayed on the TV.
Use LCD monitor of this unit.
j Recording motion pictures
j When setting PRE-REC
j When saving the Highlight Playback scene or a manually edited scene
j When performing [CONVERT TO MP4]
≥ If you connect this unit to the TV when this unit is set to Recording Mode, a squealing sound* may
be output. Before connecting this unit, set it to Playback Mode.
* The microphone may pick up the sound from the speakers, producing an abnormal sound.
≥ When connected to the TV, sound in Playback Mode is not output from this unit. Also, since the
volume cannot be adjusted with this unit, adjust the volume of the TV.
≥ Some screens, such as the menu screen, may be displayed in reduced sizes on the TV.
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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 etc.) can be displayed/not displayed on the
TV.
MENU : [SETUP] # [EXT. DISPLAY] #
desired setting
: [SETUP] # [TV ASPECT] # [4:3]
Example of images with a 16:9 aspect ratio
on a regular TV (4:3)
[TV ASPECT] setting
[16:9]
[4:3]
≥ If a wide-screen TV is connected, adjust the
aspect setting on the TV. (Refer to the
operating instructions of the TV for details.)
[SIMPLE]*:
Information partially
displayed
[DETAIL]:
Detailed information
displayed
[OFF]:
Not displayed
* This setting is only available in Motion Picture
Recording Mode or Still Picture Recording
Mode.
Refer to the following support site for information about Panasonic TVs with an SD card
slot for playing back your pictures.
http://panasonic.net/
≥ It may not be possible to play back scenes on the TV depending on the [REC MODE].
≥ For details on how to play back, please read the operating instructions for the TV.
Connecting with an HDMI mini cable
Select the desired method of HDMI output.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [HDMI RESOLUTION] # [AUTO]/[1080p]/[1080i]/[576p]
≥ [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] or [576p] which enables the images to be displayed on your TV. (Please read the
operating instructions for the TV.)
≥ Images may not be displayed on the television for several seconds in some cases, such as when
changing between scenes.
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Advanced (Playback)
Playback using VIERA Link
What is the VIERA Link (HDAVI Control™)?
≥ This function allows you to use your remote control for the Panasonic TV for easy operations
when this unit has been connected to a VIERA Link compatible device using an HDMI mini
cable (supplied) for automatic linked operations. (Not all operations are possible.)
≥ VIERA Link is a unique Panasonic function built on an HDMI control function using the
standard HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) specification. Linked operations with
HDMI CEC compatible devices made by other companies are not guaranteed.
When using devices made by other companies that are compatible with VIERA Link, refer to
the operating instructions for the respective devices.
≥ This unit supports “VIERA Link Ver.5” function. “VIERA Link Ver.5” is the standard for
Panasonic’s VIERA Link compatible equipment. This standard is compatible with Panasonic’s
conventional VIERA Link equipment.
¬ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode.
1
Select the menu.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [VIERA Link] # [ON]
≥ If you are not using VIERA Link, set to [OFF].
2
Connect this unit to a Panasonic TV compatible with VIERA Link with an
HDMI mini cable. (l 90)
≥ It is recommended to connect this unit to an HDMI terminal other than the HDMI1 if there are 2 or
more HDMI input terminals on the TV.
≥ VIERA Link must be activated on the connected TV. (Read the operating instructions of the TV for
how to set etc.)
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3
Operate with the remote control for the TV.
≥ You can select the scene or picture you want to play back by pressing the button up, down, left or
right, and then the button in the centre.
(When selecting scenes)
(When playing back)

A
Display/Cancel operation icons
≥ The following operations are available by pressing the colour buttons on the remote control.
Green
≥ Switching the number of scenes/still pictures in thumbnail display
(9 thumbnails > 20 thumbnails > 9 thumbnails...)
≥ Zoom in on still picture
Yellow
≥ Deleting scenes/still pictures
Red
≥ Zoom out from still picture
∫ Other linked operations
Turning the unit off:
If you use the remote control for the TV to turn off the power, this unit also turns off.
Automatic input switching:
If you connect with an HDMI mini cable and then turn on this unit, the input channel on the TV
automatically switches to this unit’s screen. If the TV’s power is in standby status, it will turn on
automatically (if [Set] has been selected for the TV’s [Power on link] setting).
≥ Depending on the HDMI terminal on the TV, the input channel may not switch automatically. In
this case, use the remote control for the TV to switch the input channel.
≥ If you are unsure whether or not the TV and AV amplifier you are using are compatible with
VIERA Link, read the operating instructions for the devices.
≥ Available linked operations between this unit and a Panasonic TV is different depending on the
types of Panasonic TVs even if they are compatible with VIERA Link. Refer to the operating
instructions of the TV for the operations that support on the TV.
≥ Operation is not possible with a cable that is not based on the HDMI standard.
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Copy/Dubbing
Copying/playing back with a USB HDD
≥ In these Operating Instructions, “USB hard disk drive” is indicated as “USB HDD”.
If you connect a USB HDD (commercially-available) to this unit by using a USB Connection Cable
(commercially-available), you can copy motion pictures and still pictures recorded on this unit to a
USB HDD.
It can also play back the scenes and still pictures copied to the USB HDD.
≥ You can copy scenes and still pictures recorded with this unit while maintaining the image quality.
≥ Please read the operating instructions of the USB HDD for how to use it.
Preparing for copying/playing back
Refer to the following support site for information about USB HDD.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This Site is English only)
When the USB HDD that requires formatting is connected, a message is displayed. Follow the
instructions on the screen to format it.
Once the USB HDD has been formatted, all data stored on it will be deleted. The data cannot be
recovered.
≥ In the following cases, a USB HDD cannot be used by connecting it to this unit:
j A USB HDD with a capacity of below 160 GB or above 2 TB
j When a USB HDD has two or more partitions
j If a USB HDD is in a format other than FAT32
j When connected by using a USB hub

USB Connection Cable (commercially-available)
USB HDD (commercially-available)
Turn the side with the symbol up to connect the micro A end of the USB Connection Cable to
the USB terminal of this unit.
≥ Connect this unit to the AC adaptor
A
B
C
1
(When using a desktop HDD)
Connect the AC adaptor (supplied with USB HDD) to the USB HDD.
≥ If you are using a bus-powered or portable USB HDD, this unit can supply power to the USB HDD
by USB Connection Cable (commercially-available).
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2
Connect the AC adaptor and a sufficiently charged battery to this unit.
≥ If the AC adaptor is not connected to this unit, the USB HDD cannot be used.
3
4
Turn on this unit, and press the recording/playback button to switch this unit
to the Playback Mode.
Connect this unit to the USB HDD with the USB Connection Cable
(commercially-available).
≥ Use a USB Connection Cable (commercially-available) compatible with the USB terminals of this unit and
the USB HDD. Connect the micro A end of the USB Connection Cable to the USB terminal of this unit.
For information on the USB terminal of the USB HDD, refer to the operating instructions of the USB HDD.
≥ It may take several minutes until the connection is completed.
5
Touch the desired item.
[Simple copy]:
Copies all scenes and still pictures recorded with this unit that have
not been copied yet. (l 97)
[Copy selected files]:
Allows you to select desired scenes/still pictures, and then copy.
(l 98)
[Playback HDD]:
Plays back scenes and still pictures stored in a USB HDD on this
unit. (l 99)
[Safe Removal]:
Allows you to safely remove this unit and a USB HDD.
≥ Following can be performed by connecting the USB HDD with the scenes and still pictures copied
from this unit to other devices.
j Save on a PC or rewrite on USB HDD using HD Writer LE 3.0
When the USB HDD is connected to other devices such as Blu-ray disc recorder, a message
prompting to format the USB HDD may display. All the scenes and still pictures recorded on the
USB HDD will be erased if formatted. Do not format as important data will get erased and it will
be impossible to restore.
≥ When using an Eye-Fi card (commercially-available), set [Eye-Fi TRANSFER] to [OFF]. (l 104)
When the item is set to [ON], even if you connect the USB HDD to this unit, it will not recognise
the USB HDD.
∫ Points to check before copying
≥ When using a USB HDD for the first time, or using a USB HDD that has been used with
other devices, first run [FORMAT MEDIA].
≥ Before copying, go to [MEDIA STATUS] to check the amount of free space on the USB HDD.
≥ In the following cases, copying may take longer:
j There are lots of scenes
j The temperature of this unit is high
≥ If you copy protected scenes or still pictures, the protection setting of the copied scenes or still
pictures are cancelled.
≥ The order in which the scenes were copied cannot be changed.
Before you delete the data on the media after copying is complete, be sure to play back
the USB HDD to check that they have been copied to correctly. (l 99)
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∫ Formatting
This is for initialising the USB HDD.
≥ Please be aware that if a media is formatted then all the data recorded on the media is
erased and cannot be recovered. Back up important data on a PC etc.
≥ Connect this unit to the USB HDD and touch [Playback HDD]
MENU
: [SETUP] # [FORMAT MEDIA] # [HDD]
≥ When formatting is complete, touch [EXIT] to exit the message screen.
≥ Connect this unit and the USB HDD to format.
You may no longer be able to use the USB HDD if you format them on another device such as a
PC etc.
∫ Displaying media information
The used space of the USB HDD can be checked.
≥ Connect this unit to the USB HDD and touch [Playback HDD]
MENU
: [SETUP] # [MEDIA STATUS]
≥ If you touch [CHANGE MEDIA], you can switch the display between the SD card and USB HDD.
Simple copy
1
2
Connect this unit to the USB HDD to prepare for copying. (l 95)
Touch [Simple copy].
≥ When [Copy selected files] or [Playback HDD] is selected, terminate the connection with the USB
HDD (l 99), and then perform the operation of Step 1.
3
4
Touch [YES].
Touch [EXIT] when the copy complete message is displayed.
≥ The thumbnail view of the copy destination is indicated.
When you stop copying halfway:
Touch [CANCEL] while copying.
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Copy selected files
1
2
Connect this unit to the USB HDD to prepare for copying. (l 95)
Touch [Copy selected files].
≥ You can also copy scenes or still pictures by touching
3
4
MENU
, selecting [COPY].
Touch [NEXT].
Touch the desired items following the instructions on the screen.
≥ 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/ 99 dates can be selected continuously.
5
Touch [EXIT] when the copy complete message is displayed.
≥ The thumbnail view of the copy destination is indicated.
When you stop copying halfway:
Touch [CANCEL] while copying.
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Playing back the USB HDD
≥ Only motion picture/still picture that have been copied by connecting this unit to the USB
HDD or copied with HD Writer LE 3.0 can be played back.

A
B
C
1
USB Connection Cable (commercially-available)
USB HDD (commercially-available)
Turn the side with the symbol up to connect the micro A end of the USB Connection Cable to
the USB terminal of this unit.
Connect this unit to the USB HDD to prepare for playback. (l 95)
≥ When playing back on a TV, connect this unit to the TV. (l 90)
2
3
Touch [Playback HDD].
Touch the scene or still picture to be played back and then play it back.
≥ The playback operation is performed the same as when playing back motion pictures or still
pictures. (l 24, 68)
To terminate the connection between this unit and the USB HDD
Touch
on the Touch Menu.
≥ Disconnect the USB Connection Cable from this unit.
ALL
≥ It is also possible to switch the media to play back by touching the play mode select icon.
When the USB HDD is connected, the
(USB HDD) can be selected from the displayed media
types. (l 24)
≥ The scenes you have saved in Highlight Playback during playback of the USB HDD are saved in
the SD card.
≥ Deleting scenes and still pictures on the USB HDD may take time.
≥ You cannot set the following items during playback of
(USB HDD).
j [SCENE PROTECT]
j [SECTION DELETE]
j [DIVIDE]
j [MANUAL EDIT]
j [SPLIT&DELETE]
j [CONVERT TO MP4]
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Copy/Dubbing
Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder,
video device, etc.
∫ Check before dubbing
Check the equipment used for dubbing.
Equipment used
for dubbing
Equipment with
SD card slot
Dubbing picture quality
High-definition picture
quality*
To dub
Insert the SD card directly
(l 101)
Equipment with USB High-definition picture
terminal
quality*
Connect with supplied
USB cable (l 101)
Standard picture quality
This can be played back on
Equipment without
equipment incompatible with
SD card slot or USB
high-definition (AVCHD), so it
terminal
is convenient if you are
dubbing for distribution.
Connect with AV cable
(commercially-available)
(l 103)
* Some equipment may not be compatible with high-definition (AVCHD) or MP4 (iFrame) picture
quality. In such a case, connect with the AV cable (commercially-available) and dub with standard
picture quality. (l 103)
≥ For the positions of the SD card slot, USB terminal, or terminal for connecting the AV cable, refer
to the operating instructions of the equipment used.
You can dub scenes recorded with this unit to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or DVD
recorder that supports the recording format or recording mode you want to use.
≥ Note that the equipment described may not be available in certain countries and
regions.
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Dubbing in high-definition picture quality
∫ To dub using equipment with an SD card slot
You can dub by directly inserting an SD card.
∫ To dub using equipment with a USB terminal
You can dub by connecting a USB cable.
≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down.
≥ Turn on the unit.

USB cable (supplied)
Turn the side with the symbol up to connect the micro B end of the USB Cable to the USB
terminal of this unit.
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
A
B
1
Connect the unit to the Blu-ray disc recorder or high-definition (AVCHD)
compatible DVD recorder.
≥ The USB function selection screen will appear on the screen of the unit.
2
Touch [RECORDER] on the screen of this unit.
≥ When you select an option other than [RECORDER], 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.
3
Dubbing through operations on the Blu-ray disc recorder or high-definition
(AVCHD) compatible DVD recorder.
About the screen indication of the unit
≥ When the unit is accessing the SD card, card access icon (
) appears on the unit screen
or the access lamp is on.
≥ Be careful not to disconnect the USB cable, AC adaptor or battery while the unit is accessing
the media, as this may result in the loss of recorded content.
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≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any
other USB cables.)
≥ When this unit is connected to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or a DVD recorder using a USB
cable while the unit is turned on, power is also supplied from the connected equipment to this
unit.
≥ For details on dubbing and playback methods, read the operating instructions of the Blu-ray disc
recorder or DVD recorder.
≥ When you connect the unit to a Blu-ray disc recorder, a dubbing operations screen may appear
on the television connected to the Blu-ray disc recorder. In this case as well, perform the
operations of Steps 1 to 3.
≥ You cannot switch the Recording Mode/Playback Mode by pressing the recording/playback
button on this unit while the Blu-ray disc recorder or DVD recorder is connected. Disconnect the
USB cable before performing either of these operations.
≥ If the battery runs down during dubbing, a message will appear. Operate the Blu-ray disc recorder
to cancel the dubbing.
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Dubbing in standard picture quality
∫ Dubbing using equipment without an SD card slot or a USB terminal,
or using a video device
You can dub by connecting an AV cable (commercially-available).
≥ Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying about the battery running down.
Change the video input on the
video device and TV that this
unit is connected to.
≥ The channel set will differ depending on
the terminal to which the unit is
connected.
≥ See the operating instructions of the
video device for details.
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
A AV cable (commercially-available)
A/V
≥ Press the recording/playback button to switch this unit to the Playback Mode.
1
2
Connect this unit to a video device and start playback on this unit.
Start recording on the connected device.
≥ To stop recording (dubbing), stop playback on this unit after stopping recording on the recorder.
≥ Some screens, such as the menu screen, may be displayed in reduced sizes on the TV.
≥ If the date and time display and function indication are not wanted, cancel them before dubbing.
(l 30, 92)
If the dubbed images are played back on a wide-screen TV, the images may be stretched
vertically.
In this case, refer to the operating instruction for the device you are connecting to or read the
operating instructions of the wide-screen TV and set the aspect ratio to 16:9.
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Copy/Dubbing
Using the Eye-Fi™ card
Using an Eye-Fi card (commercially-available), you can record motion pictures and still pictures on
the card, and save them on a PC or upload them on a file-sharing website via a wireless network.
≥ The functions of the Eye-Fi card (including wireless transmission) are not guaranteed to work
on this product. 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) to the unit.
Select the menu.
MENU
: [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 EyeFi direct mode settings.
≥ Insert an Eye-Fi card (commercially available) to the unit.
Select the menu.
MENU
: [SETUP] # [Eye-Fi DIRECT]
≥ This mode is displayed only when [Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [ON].
≥ The mode will be cancelled 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 cancelled 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.
≥ Insert an Eye-Fi card (commercially available) to the unit.
1
2
3
Press the recording/playback button to switch to the Playback Mode.
Touch the play mode select icon.
Select [MP4/iFrame] or [PICTURE]. (l 24)
≥ AVCHD scenes cannot be used as the selected transfer setting.
4
Select the menu.
MENU
: [VIDEO SETUP] or [PHOTO SETUP] # [TRANSFER/PROTECT]
≥ The setting method is the same as that for the scene protect settings. (l 88)
≥ 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.
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≥ 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 EyeFi 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.
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [ON]
(Transferring in Eye-Fi direct mode)
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [ON]
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER] is set to [OFF]
≥ 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 12)
≥ 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.
≥ Files over 2 GB in size cannot be transferred. Such files should first be split to reduce the file size.
(l 87)
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With a PC
What you can do with a PC
HD Writer LE 3.0
You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to media like Blu-ray discs,
DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer LE 3.0.
Check the website below to download/install the software.
≥ The software is available for download until the end of March 2019.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/f_le30.html
≥ Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer LE 3.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
(l 117)
∫ Smart Wizard
The Smart Wizard Screen is automatically displayed when you connect this unit to a PC with
HD Writer LE 3.0 installed. (l 114)
Copy to PC:
You can copy motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs.
Copy to disc:
You can copy to disc in high-definition picture quality.
≥ Select the function you wish to use and follow the on-screen instructions for easy copying.
What can be done with the HD Writer LE 3.0
Data type
Copying data to a PC
Copying in Blu-ray disc/AVCHD format:
≥ The scenes recorded in 1080/50p can be copied as 1080/50p.
(l 108: Important Notice)
≥ MP4/iFrame scenes cannot be copied in Blu-ray disc or in AVCHD format.
Editing:
Editing motion picture data copied on an HDD of a PC
≥ Dividing, Trimming, Still picture, Title, Effect, Transition, BGM, Delete
partially
≥ Converting part of motion picture into still picture
Motion picture
and still picture
Motion picture
Online sharing:
You can upload motion pictures on the Internet and share them with your
family and friends.
Playing back on a PC:
Play back the motion picture and still picture data in high-definition picture
quality on a PC.
Motion picture
and still picture
Formatting discs:
Depending on the type of disc that you use, formatting is necessary.
Motion picture
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≥ It is possible to play back still pictures on a PC using a image viewer standard to Windows or
commercially available image browsing software, and copy still pictures to a PC using Windows
Explorer.
≥ Please refer to page 118 for details about using a Mac.
Important Notice
≥ When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
≥ Do not insert a disc recorded in AVCHD format with HD Writer LE 3.0 in a device that
does not support the AVCHD format. In some cases the disc may get stuck in the
device.
≥ To play back a Blu-ray disc to which you have copied scenes recorded in 1080/50p,
equipment is required that supports AVCHD Progressive.
≥ When inserting a disc containing recorded motion pictures into other devices, a
message prompting you to format the disc may be displayed. Do not format the disc,
since deleted data cannot be restored later.
≥ It is impossible to write data to this unit from a PC.
≥ Motion pictures that have been recorded on another device cannot be written to the
HD Writer LE 3.0.
≥ When motion picture data is written to and read from the SD card, correct operation of the unit
cannot be guaranteed if software other than HD Writer LE 3.0 is used.
≥ Do not start the HD Writer LE 3.0 and other software at the same time.
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Before Installing HD Writer LE 3.0
Your installation or use of the Software defined below shall be conclusively deemed to constitute
your acceptance of the terms of this Agreement. If you do not accept the terms of this Agreement,
do not install, nor use the Software.
End User License Agreement
You (“Licensee”) are granted a license for the
Software defined in this End User License
Agreement (“Agreement”) on condition that you
agree to the terms and conditions of this
Agreement.
The following terms contain material
representations regarding the disclaimers of
Panasonic Corporation. Be sure to read
through, understand and confirm the following
terms.
Article 1 License
Licensee is granted the right to use the
Software (the “Software” means the software
and other information such as manuals
downloaded by Licensee through Panasonic
website), but all applicable rights to patents,
copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets in the
Software are not transferred to Licensee.
Article 2 Use by a Third Party
Licensee may not use, copy, modify, transfer,
rent, lease, lend or allow any third party,
whether free of charge or not, to use, copy or
modify the Software, except as expressly
provided for in this Agreement.
Article 3 Restrictions on Copying the Software
Licensee may make a single copy of the
Software in whole or a part solely for back-up
purpose.
Article 4 Computer
Licensee may use the Software only on one
computer, and may not use it on more than one
computer. Further, Licensee may not use the
Software for commercial software hosting
services.
Article 5 Reverse Engineering, Decompiling or
Disassembly
Licensee may not reverse engineer, decompile,
or disassemble the Software, except to the
extent either of them is permitted under law or
regulation of the country where Licensee
resides. Panasonic, or its distributors will not be
responsible for any defects in the Software or
damage to Licensee caused by Licensee’s
reverse engineering, decompiling, or
disassembly of the Software.
Article 6 Indemnification
The Software is provided “AS-IS” without
warranty of any kind, either expressed or
implied, including, but not limited to, warranties
of non-infringement, merchantability and/or
fitness for a particular purpose. Further,
Panasonic does not warrant that the operation
of the Software will be uninterrupted or error
free. Panasonic or any of its distributors will not
be liable for any damage suffered by Licensee
arising from or in connection with Licensee’s
use of the Software.
Article 7 Export Control
Licensee agrees not to export or re-export to
any country the Software in any form without
the appropriate export licenses under
regulations of the country where Licensee
resides, if necessary.
Article 8 Termination of License
The right granted to Licensee hereunder will be
automatically terminated if Licensee
contravenes any of the terms and conditions of
this Agreement. In this event, Licensee must
destroy the Software and related
documentation together with all the copies
thereof at Licensee’s own expense.
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Article 9 With regard to MICROSOFT SQL
SERVER COMPACT 3.5 produced by Microsoft
Corporation
(1) Licensee shall use the MICROSOFT SQL
SERVER COMPACT 3.5 only when included in
the Software, and shall not use the
MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT 3.5 in
any other configuration or method. Licensee
shall not publish the MICROSOFT SQL
SERVER COMPACT 3.5 or work around any
technical limitations in the MICROSOFT SQL
SERVER COMPACT 3.5.
(2) Licensee shall not use, copy, distribute,
regrant for use or otherwise handle the
Software in any way beyond the range of use
granted under Article 9 (1), and shall not
conduct operations such as reverse
engineering, decompilation, disassembling, etc.
of the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER COMPACT
3.5.
(3) All rights, including copyright, patent rights
etc. relating to the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER
COMPACT 3.5 shall belong to Microsoft
Corporation. Licensee shall not claim any rights
related to the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER
COMPACT 3.5 whatsoever.
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With a PC
Operating environment
≥ Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs
cannot be used.
≥ A compatible Blu-ray disc/DVD writer drive and media are necessary for writing to a Blu-ray disc/
DVD.
≥ Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases.
j When 2 or more USB devices are connected to a PC, or when devices are connected through
USB hubs or by using extension cables.
j Operation on an upgraded OS.
j Operation on an OS other than the one pre-installed.
≥ This software is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
∫ Operating environment for HD Writer LE 3.0
OS*
Windows 8/Windows 8.1 (32 bit/64 bit)
Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) SP1
Windows Vista (32 bit) SP2
CPU
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or higher (including compatible CPU)
≥ Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz or higher or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
5200+ or higher is recommended when using playback function.
≥ Intel Core 2 Quad 2.6 GHz or higher is recommended when using
editing function.
≥ Intel Core i7 2.8 GHz or higher is recommended when using playback or
editing function for 1080/50p.
RAM
Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1:
2 GB or more (64 bit)/1 GB or more (32 bit)
Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
Display
High Colour (16 bit) or more (32 bit or more recommended)
Desktop resolution of 1024k768 pixels or more (1920k1080 pixels or
more recommended)
Graphics card complying with DirectX 9.0c (DirectX 10 recommended) and
DirectDraw overlay
PCI Express™ x16 compatible recommended
Video memory of 256 MB or more recommended
Free hard disk drive Ultra DMA — 100 or more
space
450 MB or more (for installing the software)
≥ If the compression setting is enabled, errors will occur during recording.
Clear the check box for [Compress this drive to save disk space] in
[Properties] for the hard disk drive.
Sound
DirectSound Support
Interface
USB port
Other requirements
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
Internet connection
* Also confirmed to work with Windows 10.
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≥ This software is only for Windows.
≥ Input is not supported in languages other than English, German, French, Simplified Chinese and
Russian.
≥ Operation cannot be guaranteed on all Blu-ray disc/DVD drives.
≥ Operation is not guaranteed on Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8
Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Windows RT.
≥ For Windows 8/Windows 8.1, this software is available only as a desktop application.
≥ This software is not compatible with a multi-boot environment.
≥ This software is not compatible with a multi-monitor environment.
≥ If using Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1, administrative account and standard
account users only can use this software. (An administrative account user should install and
uninstall this software.)
∫ To use the HD Writer LE 3.0
You will need a high performance PC depending on the functions to be used. It may not properly
play back or properly operate depending on the environment of the PC used. Refer to the operating
environment and notes.
≥ Operation during the playback may become slow if the CPU or memory is not fulfilling the
requirements of the operating environment.
≥ Always use the most current driver for the video card.
≥ Always make sure there is enough capacity on the HDD in the PC. It may become inoperable or
the operation may stop suddenly if the capacity gets low.
∫ Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage)
OS
Windows 10 (32 bit/64 bit)
Windows 8/Windows 8.1 (32 bit/64 bit)
Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) SP1
Windows Vista (32 bit) SP2
CPU
1 GHz or higher
32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
RAM
Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10:
2 GB or more (64 bit)/1 GB or more (32 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
≥ The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.
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With a PC
Installation
When installing the software, log on to your computer as the Administrator or with a user name with
equivalent authorisation. (If you do not have authorisation to do this, consult your manager.)
≥ Before starting the installation, close all applications that are running.
≥ Do not perform any other operations on your PC while the software is being installed.
≥ Explanation of operations is based on Windows 7.
∫ Installing HD Writer LE 3.0
Check the website below to download/install the software.
≥ The software is available for download until the end of March 2019.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/f_le30.html
∫ Uninstalling HD Writer LE 3.0
Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no longer require.
1
2
Select [Start] # [Control Panel] # [Uninstall a Program].
Select [HD Writer LE 3.0], then click [Uninstall].
≥ Proceed with the uninstallation by following the on-screen instructions.
≥ After uninstalling the software, be sure to reboot the PC.
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With a PC
Connecting to a PC
≥ Connect this unit to the PC after the software applications are installed.

USB cable (supplied)
Turn the side with the symbol up to connect the micro B end of the USB Cable to the USB
terminal of this unit.
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
A
B
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.
4
≥
≥
≥
≥
Touch [PC] on the screen of this unit.
The Smart Wizard Screen is automatically displayed when HD Writer LE 3.0 is installed.
This unit is automatically recognised as an external drive of the PC. (l 116)
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 this unit is connected to a PC using a USB cable while the unit is turned on, power is also
supplied from the PC to this unit.
≥ When performing reading/writing between a PC and an SD card, be aware that some SD card
slots built into PCs and some SD card readers are not compatible with the SDHC Memory Card or
SDXC Memory Card.
≥ When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
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∫ To disconnect USB cable safely
Select the
icon in task tray displayed on the PC, and then select the model number of
this unit to disconnect the USB cable.
≥ Depending on your PC’s settings, this icon may not be displayed.
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.)
∫ Charging the battery by connecting it to different devices
When using the battery, if you turn off the unit and connect it to a PC, Panasonic Blu-ray disc
recorder or Panasonic DVD recorder, the battery will charge.
≥ When connecting this unit to a PC for the first time, make sure to connect this unit to the
PC with this unit turned on.
≥ Insert the USB cable securely all the way. It will not operate properly if it is not inserted all the
way.
≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any
other USB cables.)
≥ You cannot charge the battery by connecting the supplied DC cable.
≥ Be sure to connect the unit directly to the PC, Blu-ray disc recorder or DVD recorder.
≥ During charging, the status indicator flashes.
≥ You cannot charge when the status indicator flashes rapidly, or when it does not light at all.
Charge using the AC adaptor. (l 10)
≥ It will take 2 or 3 times longer to charge compared to when using the AC adaptor.
≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 130.
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About the PC display
When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognised as an external drive.
≥ Removable disk (Example:
) is displayed in [Computer].
We recommend using HD Writer LE 3.0 to
copy motion picture data.
Using Windows Explorer or other
programmes on the PC to copy, move or
rename files and folders recorded with this
unit will result in them being unusable with
HD Writer LE 3.0.
It is impossible to write data to SD card on
this unit from a PC.
Example folder structure of an SD card:
CAM_SD
DCIM
100CDPFQ

101YBPHH

102XDPHH

103TDPBH

104UDPBH

105CDPFS

PRIVATE
AVCHD
AVCHDTN

BDMV

PANA_EXT

The following data will be recorded.
1 Up to 999 still pictures in JPEG format
([S1000001.JPG] etc.)
2 MP4 format (1080/50p) motion picture
files ([S1000001.MP4] etc.)
3 MP4 format (720/25p) motion picture
files ([S1000001.MP4] etc.)
4 MP4 format (360/25p) motion picture
files ([S1000001.MP4] etc.)
5 iFrame format motion picture files
([S1000001.MP4] etc.)
6 JPEG format still pictures created from
the motion picture
7 The motion picture thumbnails
8 AVCHD format motion picture files
([00000.MTS] etc.)
9 For management
∫ Copying your still pictures to
your PC
Card reader function (mass storage)
Still pictures recorded with this unit can be
copied to the PC with Explorer or other
programmes.
1 Double-click the folder that contains the
still pictures. ([DCIM] # [100CDPFQ]
etc.)
2 Drag and drop the still pictures onto the
destination folder (on the PC’s HDD).
≥ Do not delete the SD card’s folders. Doing so
may make the SD card unusable in this unit.
≥ Do not delete or edit files on the SD card or
USB HDD on the PC. If you do so, this unit
may not be able to read these files or its
functions may not operate correctly.
≥ When data not supported by this unit has
been recorded on a PC, it will not be
recognised by this unit.
≥ Always use this unit to format SD cards.
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With a PC
Starting HD Writer LE 3.0
≥ To use the software, log on as an Administrator or as user name for standard user account.
The software cannot be used with the user name for a guest account.
(On the PC)
Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer LE 3.0] #
[HD Writer LE 3.0].
≥ For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the
software.
Reading the operating instructions of the software
applications
≥ You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe Reader 7.0 or later to read the PDF
operating instructions.
Select [Start] # [All Programs] # [Panasonic] # [HD Writer LE 3.0] # [Operating
Instructions].
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With a PC
If using Mac (mass storage)
≥ HD Writer LE 3.0 is not available for Mac.
≥ iMovie and Final Cut Pro X supported. For details about iMovie and Final Cut Pro X, please
contact Apple Inc.
∫ Operating environment
PC
Mac
OS
OS X v10.11
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo or better
RAM
2 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
computers cannot be used.
≥ The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.
∫ Copying still pictures on a Mac
1
Connect this unit to a Mac via the supplied USB cable.
≥ The USB function selection screen will appear.
2
Touch [PC] on the screen of this unit.
≥ This unit is automatically recognised as an external drive of Mac.
≥ 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.
3
Double-click [CAM_SD] displayed on the desktop.
≥ Files are stored in [100CDPFQ] folder etc. in the [DCIM] folder.
4
Using a drag-and-drop operation, move the pictures you want to acquire or
the folder storing those pictures to any different folder on the Mac.
∫ To disconnect USB cable safely
Drag [CAM_SD] disk icon to the [Trash], and then disconnect the USB cable.
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Others
Indications
∫ Recording indications
Motion Picture Recording Mode
Still Picture Recording Mode

0h00m00s
R 1h20m
PRE-REC
R 3000
10M
+1
MEGA
+1

MF
1/100
OPEN 0dB

R 1h20m
A
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Intelligent Auto Mode (l 40)
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
MINI
/
8mm
/
SILN
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Scene Mode (l 45)
Manual Mode (l 47)
MNL
Endless Loop Recording Mode
(l 46)
Recording
; (Green)
Recording pause
0h00m00s
Elapsed recording time (l 20)
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.
Ø10/Ø2
Eye-Fi transfer (l 106)
Remaining battery power
(l 11)
(White)
(Green)
/
ヒパベパ ヮヱフ / ヘビパ
Card recording possible status
Recognising the card
/
ヮヱフ
/
/ ㄊョㄓ㄂ㄎㄆ
Remaining number of still
pictures (l 22)
Number of recording pixels for still pictures
(l 22, 67, 69)
(“h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for minute
and “s” for second.)
/
Recording still picture
MEGA
¥/; (Red)
/
Still picture recording icon
(Red)
10M / 2.1M / 7.4M / 0.3M / 7.7M / 2M
INTV
Creative Control Mode (l 42)
/
(White)
R3000
Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (l 42)
Remaining time for motion
picture recording (l 20)
/
/
ヮヱフ
Motion Picture Recording Mode (l 62)
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Self-timer Recording (l 58)
MEGA OIS (l 22)
B
PRE-REC
C
PRE-REC (l 58)
Display Touch Menu (l 17)
Time Lapse Recording (l 44)
Backlight Compensation
(l 59)
Zoom Microphone (l 65)
Tele Macro (l 59)
Stereo Microphone (l 65)
Intelligent Contrast Control
(l 57)
Wind cut (l 65)
+1 / -1
Microphone Level (l 66)
Power LCD (l 32)
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Night Mode (l 59)
Image Stabilizer (l 52)/Optical Image
Stabilizer Lock (l 54)
Intelligent Exposure (l 58)
World Time setting (l 28)
Picture Adjustment (l 66)
/
Digital Cinema Colour (l 64)
Brightness Adjustment
(Miniature Effect/8mm movie/
Silent movie) (l 43, 44)
Date indication (l 18)
12:34
Time indication (l 18)
Colour balance Adjustment
(8mm movie) (l 44)
AF/AE tracking (l 53)
Level Shot Function (l 38)
Touch Shutter (l 55)
MF
Manual Focus (l 50)
/
/
/
/
White Balance (l 48)
1/100
Shutter Speed (l 49)
OPEN/F2.0
Iris value (l 49)
0dB
Gain value (l 49)
Recording mode switching icon
(l 15)
15. 11. 2016
Vividness Adjustment
(Miniature Effect) (l 43)
/
Fade (White), Fade (Black)
(l 57)
± (White)/¥ (Green)
Focus indication (l 21)
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∫ Playback indications
1/;/5/
/6/
D/E/;1/2;
∫ Indication of connection to
USB HDD
/7/8/9/:/
USB HDD Playback (l 99)
Display during playback (l 25, 68)
0h00m00s
Playback Time (l 25)
No.10
Scene Number
∫ Indication of connection to
other devices
Accessing the card (l 101, 115)
Repeat Playback (l 70)
∫ Confirmatory indications
Resume Playback (l 71)
100-0001
–– (Time
display)
Still picture folder/file name
Transfer/Protected motion
pictures/still pictures (l 88,
105)
/
/
/
/
/
/
Warning for recording of yourself
(l 19)
SD card is not inserted or is
incompatible.
/
Play mode selection display (l 24)
AVCHD [1080/50p] scene
(l 24)
50p
AVCHD [PH] scene (l 24)
AVCHD [HA] scene (l 24)
AVCHD [HG] scene (l 24)
AVCHD [HE] scene (l 24)
MP4 [1080/50p] scene (l 24)
MP4 [720/25p] scene (l 24)
MP4 [360/25p] scene (l 24)
iFrame scene (l 24)
Miniature-recorded scene
(l 43)
MINI
Time lapse-recorded scene
(l 44)
Scenes saved with Highlight
Playback (l 78)
/
/
The built-in battery is low. (l 18)
Eye-Fi transfer status (l 104)
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Others
Messages
Major confirmation/error messages to be indicated on the screen in text.
CHECK CARD.
This card is not compatible or it cannot be recognised by the unit.
If this message appears even though motion pictures and still pictures are recorded on an SD
card, the card may be unstable. Reinsert the SD card, then turn the unit off and then on again.
THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED.
≥ Use a battery that is compatible with this unit. (l 9)
If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit, remove the battery and then insert it
again. If the message appears even after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair.
Detach the power and consult the dealer who you purchased this unit from. Do not attempt to
repair it by yourself.
≥ You are attempting to connect an AC adaptor not compatible with this unit. Use the supplied
AC adaptor. (l 10)
THIS EXTERNAL DRIVE CANNOT BE USED./
PLEASE CHECK THE EXTERNAL DRIVE.
The external drive that this unit cannot recognise is connected. Check if the USB HDD can be
connected and used with this unit and try to reconnect. (l 95)
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.
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 a while. 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.
≥
≥
≥
≥
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Others
Troubleshooting
∫ It is not a malfunction in following cases
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 set this unit to the Motion Picture Recording Mode or Still
Picture Recording Mode.
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.
The lens or LCD monitor
fog up.
≥ This is due to condensation. It is not a malfunction. Please
refer to page 2.
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 10)
≥ 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 is turned off
automatically.
≥ If the unit turns off when you turn off the power to the TV
using the TV remote control, the VIERA Link is at work. If you
are not using the VIERA Link, set [VIERA Link] to [OFF].
(l 93)
This unit cannot be
operated though it is
turned on.
≥ 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.
This unit does not operate
normally.
“ERROR OCCURRED.
PLEASE TURN UNIT OFF,
THEN TURN ON AGAIN.”
is displayed.
≥ The unit has automatically detected an error. Restart the unit
by turning the unit 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.
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Recording
Problem
Check points
The unit arbitrarily stops
recording.
≥ Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording.
(l 12)
≥ 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 34)
≥ If [AGS] is [ON], record in the normal horizontal position or set
[AGS] to [OFF]. (l 64)
Auto Focus function does
not work.
≥ Switch to Intelligent Auto Mode or Intelligent Auto Plus 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 41, 50)
Colour balance of images
is strange when recording
in a place such as a
gymnasium.
≥ In a place with multiple light sources, such as a gymnasium or
a hall, set the White Balance setting to
(Indoor mode 2).
If you cannot record clearly with the
(Indoor mode 2), set
it to
(Manual adjustment mode). (l 48)
Colour or brightness of
the image changes, or you
may see horizontal bars in
the image.
≥ Colour 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.
≥ In Motion Picture Recording Mode, record in Intelligent Auto
Mode/Intelligent Auto Plus Mode or set the shutter speed to
1/100 in areas where the power supply frequency is 50 Hz, or
1/125 in areas of 60 Hz.
≥ In Still Picture Recording Mode, this will not affect the
recorded image.
The LCD monitor flickers
indoors.
“CONDITION TOO DARK,
OR OPEN LENS COVER.”
is displayed.
≥ Before turning on the unit, open the lens cover.
≥ This message may also be displayed when recording in a
very dark location.
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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 cannot be deleted.
≥ Release the protect setting. (l 88)
≥ 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 34)
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
Even when this unit is
correctly connected to a
TV, images or sounds are
not output.
The images are squeezed
horizontally.
Check points
≥ Please read the operating instructions of your TV and select
the channel that matches the input used for the connection.
≥ Change the [TV ASPECT] setting to match the aspect ratio of
the TV. (l 92)
≥ The audio during playback mode is not output from this unit
when connected to a TV. Sound levels cannot be adjusted
using this unit, so adjust the sound on the TV.
Even when this unit is
connected to the TV by the
HDMI mini cable, images
or sounds are not output.
≥ Check if the HDMI mini cable is connected correctly.
≥ Insert the HDMI mini cable all the way in.
If the SD card is inserted in
another device, it is not
recognised.
≥ Check that the device is compatible with the capacity or type
of SD card (SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card/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.
VIERA Link does not work.
(Setting on this unit)
≥ Connect with an HDMI mini cable (supplied). (l 90)
≥ Touch MENU , then touch [SETUP] # [VIERA Link] # [ON].
(l 93)
≥ Turn the unit off and then back on again.
(Setting on other devices)
≥ If the TV input does not switch automatically, switch the input
using the TV remote control.
≥ Check the VIERA Link setting on the connected device.
≥ Please refer to the operating instructions of the connected
device.
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With other products
Problem
Cannot copy scenes on
the SD card by connecting
to other equipment with
the USB cable.
Check points
≥ Other equipment might have not recognised the SD card.
Unplug the USB cable once, and reconnect it.
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 111, 118)
≥ 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, select the
icon in
task tray displayed on the PC, and then select the model
number of this unit to disconnect the USB cable.
Cannot see the PDF
operating instructions for
HD Writer LE 3.0.
≥ You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe
Reader 7.0 or later to read the PDF operating instructions for
HD Writer LE 3.0.
Others
Problem
Check points
If the SD card is inserted in
this unit, it is not
recognised.
≥ If the SD card is formatted on a PC, it may not be recognised
by this unit. Use this unit to format SD cards. (l 34)
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∫ If AVCHD scenes do not change smoothly when played back on
another device
The images may be still for several seconds at the joins between the scenes if the following
operations are performed when multiple scenes have been continuously played back using another
unit.
≥ 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.
≥ It may not play back smoothly when the editing of scenes was done with the HD Writer LE 3.0,
but it will play back smoothly if you set the seamless settings in the HD Writer LE 3.0. Refer to the
operating instructions for the HD Writer LE 3.0.
Principal reasons for not playing back smoothly
≥ 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 the Miniature Effect recording is used
≥ When the Time Lapse Recording is used
≥ When deleting scenes
≥ When scenes recorded more than 99 scenes on the same date
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Others
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.
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.
When you use the unit in a sandy or dusty
place such as a beach, do not let sand or
fine dust get into the body and terminals of
the unit.
Also, keep the unit away from sea water.
≥ Sand or dust may damage the unit. (Care
should be taken when inserting and removing
a card.)
≥ If sea water splashes onto the unit, wipe off
the water with a well wrung cloth. Then wipe
the unit again with a dry cloth.
When carrying the unit, do not drop or bump
it.
≥ A strong impact can break the unit’s casing,
causing it to malfunction.
Cleaning
≥ Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull the
AC adaptor 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.
Do not spray insecticides or volatile
chemicals onto the unit.
≥ If the unit is sprayed with such chemicals, its
body may be marred and the surface finish
may peel off.
≥ Do not leave rubber or plastic products in
contact with the unit for a long time.
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Do not use the unit for surveillance
purposes or other business uses.
≥ This unit was designed for consumer
intermittent use. It was not intended for
continuous use, or for any industrial or
commercial application resulting in prolonged
use.
≥ In certain situations, continuous use could
cause the unit to overheat and cause a
malfunction. Such use is strongly
discouraged.
When you are not going to use the unit for
an extended time
≥ When storing the unit in a cupboard or
cabinet, it is recommended that you place a
desiccant (silica gel) in with it.
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, 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.
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.
≥ Inserting a battery with damaged terminals
can damage the unit.
Do not throw an old battery into fire.
≥ Heating a battery or throwing it into a fire may
result in an explosion.
If the operating time is very short even after
the battery has been recharged, the battery
has worn out. Please purchase a new
battery.
About the AC adaptor
≥ If the temperature of the battery is extremely
high or extremely low, charging may take time
or the battery may not be charged.
≥ If you use the AC adaptor near a radio, radio
reception may be disturbed. Keep the AC
adaptor 1 m or more away from the radio.
≥ When using the AC adaptor, it may generate
whirring sounds. However, this is normal.
≥ After use, be sure to disconnect the AC
adaptor. (If it is left connected, a minute
amount of current is consumed.)
≥ Always keep the electrodes of the AC
adaptor and battery clean.
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About status indicator during
charging
About the SD card
When the status indicator is flashing at a
particularly fast or slow rate, the following
should be considered.
Flashing with approx. 4 second period (off
for approx. 2 seconds, on for approx.
2 seconds):
≥ When the battery is over discharged or the
temperature of the battery is too high or low.
It can be charged, but it may take a few hours
to complete the charging normally.
≥ It will flash in approx. 2 second intervals
when normal charging resumes. Even in such
cases, it may start flashing in approx.
4 second intervals until charging is completed
depending on the conditions of use.
Flashing with approx. 0.5 second period (off
for approx. 0.25 second, on for approx.
0.25 second):
≥ The battery is not charged. Remove the
battery from the unit, and try charging again.
≥ Check that the terminals of the unit or battery
are not dirty or covered with a foreign object,
and connect the battery correctly once again.
If a foreign object or dirt is present, turn off
the unit before removing.
≥ The battery or environment is at an extremely
high or low temperature. Wait until the
temperature has returned to an appropriate
level and try charging again. If you are still
unable to charge, there may be a fault in the
unit, battery or AC adaptor.
When disposing of or giving away the SD
card, note that:
≥ Formatting and deletion of data on 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 SD card is
physically destroyed or the SD card is
physically formatted using this unit when
disposing of or giving away the SD card.
To physically format the SD card, connect the
unit via the AC adaptor, select [SETUP] #
[FORMAT MEDIA] # [YES] from the menu,
and then press and hold the recording start/
stop button on the screen below for about 3
seconds. When the SD card data deletion
screen appears, select [YES], and then follow
the on-screen instructions.
≥ The customer is responsible for the
management of the data in the SD card.
Off:
≥ Charging has finished.
≥ If the status indicator stays off despite the
charging being unfinished, there may be a
fault in the unit, battery or AC adaptor. Refer
to page 129 for details on the battery.
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LCD monitor
≥ When the LCD screen is dirty or
condensation has occurred, please wipe it
using a soft cloth such as eyeglass cleaner.
≥ Do not touch the LCD monitor with your
fingernails, or rub or press with strong force.
≥ It may become hard to see or hard to
recognise 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.
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.
When requesting a repair, transferring to
another party, or disposing.
≥ To protect personal information, delete the
registered details of Baby Calendar unless
they are necessary for the repair. (l 83)
≥ Remove the Memory Card from this unit
when requesting a repair.
≥ Settings may return to factory default when
this unit is repaired.
≥ Please contact the dealer where you
purchased this unit or Panasonic if above
operations are not possible due to
malfunction.
When transferring to another party, or
disposing of the Memory Card, please refer
to “When disposing of or giving away the
SD card, note that:”. (l 130)
When uploading images on web services
≥ Images may contain information that can be
used for identifying individuals such as titles
and recording dates. When uploading images
on web services, check carefully, and then
upload.
About personal information
When a name or birthday is set by Baby
Calendar, personal information will be included
in this unit.
Disclaimer
≥ Information including personal information
may be altered or vanish due to erroneous
operation, effect of static electricity, accident,
malfunction, repair, or other handlings.
Please note in advance that Panasonic is not
liable in any way for any direct or indirect
damage from the alteration or vanishing of
information or personal information.
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Others
About copyright
∫ Carefully observe copyright
laws
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or
other published or broadcast material for
purposes other than your own private use
may infringe copyright laws. Even for the
purpose of private use, recording of certain
material may be restricted.
∫ 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.
≥ The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition
Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing, LLC in the United States and other
countries.
≥ HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic
Corporation.
≥ x.v.Colour™ is a trademark.
≥ 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.
≥ Intel®, Pentium® and Intel®Core™ are
trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S.
and/or other countries.
≥ AMD Athlon™ is a trademark of Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc.
≥ iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Mac and OS X are
trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
≥ QR Code is a registered trademark of
DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.
≥ “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 use of a
consumer or other uses in which it does not
receive remuneration 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
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, L.L.C.
See http://www.mpegla.com
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Others
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
A
B
Recording mode
[1080/50p]
Picture size/
Frame rate
4 GB
SD card
16 GB
64 GB
1920k1080/
50p
19 min
1 h 20 min
5 h 20 min
[PH]
1920k1080/
50i
21 min
1 h 30 min
6h
[AVCHD]
[1080/50i]
[HA]
[HG]
1920k1080/ 1920k1080/
50i
50i
30 min
40 min
2h
2 h 40 min
8 h 30 min
11 h
[HE]
1920k1080/
50i
1 h 30 min
6 h 40 min
27 h 30 min
Favours image quality
Favours Recording time
Recording format
Recording mode
Picture size/
Frame rate
4 GB
SD card
16 GB
64 GB
[1080]
1920k1080/
50p
19 min
1 h 20 min
5 h 20 min
[MP4/iFrame]
[720]
1280k720/
25p
1h
4 h 10 min
16 h 50 min
[iFrame]
960k540/
25p
19 min
1 h 20 min
5 h 20 min
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “min” for minute and “s” for second.
≥ If recording for long periods, prepare batteries for 3 or 4 times the period you wish to record for.
(l 11)
≥ The default setting for [REC FORMAT] is [AVCHD], and the default setting for [REC MODE] is
[HG].
≥ 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 when lot of action scenes are recorded or recording of short
scene is repeated.
≥ Use time in the row of 4 GB in above table as a guideline for the time that can be copied onto one
DVD disc (4.7 GB).
≥ The maximum remaining recordable time that can be displayed for motion picture recording is
99 hours and 59 minutes. Any remaining recordable time exceeding 99 hours and 59 minutes will
be displayed as “R99h59m+”. This display remains unchanged until the remaining recordable
time drops to 99 hours and 59 minutes or less.
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Others
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.
7.4M
10M
2.1M
4224k2376 1920k1080 3136k2352
Picture size
Aspect ratio
SD card
[16:9]
[4:3]
4 GB
600
3200
800
14000
16 GB
2500
12500
3300
58000
64 GB
10000
52000
13000
237000
2M
7.7M
3408k2272 1728k1152
Picture size
Aspect ratio
SD card
0.3M
640k480
[3:2]
4 GB
800
2200
16 GB
3200
8500
64 GB
13000
36000
≥ The number of recordable pictures depends on the subject being recorded.
≥ 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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Others
Optional accessories
Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries.
About the Suction Cup Mount/the Video Camera Mount (For
Handlebar)
You can attach the Suction Cup Mount (VW-SCA100) as follows.
≥ For information on how to mount the Video Camera Mount (For Handlebar) RP-CMC10E, refer to
the operating instructions for it.
∫ When attaching the Suction Cup Mount
1
Align tripod receptacle A of this unit
with camera screw B of the suction cup
mount.


2
Turn camera lock dial C of the Suction
Cup Mount in the direction of the arrow
(the LOCK side) to lock it.
≥ Hold this unit with your fingers to prevent it from
turning with the dial.

UNLOC
K
LOCK
∫ When removing the Suction Cup Mount
To remove the suction cup mount, perform the steps for mounting it in reverse order.
≥ The screen may shake during recording. We recommend that you record an image as follows:
j Close the LCD monitor during recording (The recording will continue)
j Set the zoom magnification to 1k
j [O.I.S.] is set to
(l 52)
≥ Depending on recording conditions, even if you record the image as described above, the screen
may shake.
≥ If you experience fatigue, a feeling of discomfort or other symptoms when playing back a scene
recorded with the Suction Cup Mount/Video Camera Mount (For Handlebar), stop the playback.
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About the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
If you connect this unit to the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle VW-CTR1 (optional) by USB cable, this unit
can automatically track the movement of the subject being recorded. This unit zooms in/out the
image automatically, and the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle pans and tilts this unit.
Connecting the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle to this unit
1
Attach this unit to the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle.
≥ For details on attachment method, refer to the operating instructions of Remote Pan Tilt Cradle.
2
Connect the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle to this unit using the USB cable
(supplied with this unit).

A
3
Turn the side with the symbol up to connect the micro B end of the USB Cable to the USB
terminal of this unit.
Press the power button of the Remote Pan Tilt
Cradle to turn it on.
≥ The status indicator B lights on.
4
5

Turn on this unit.
Power button
Touch [Remote Pan Tilt Cradle].
≥ The Remote Pan Tilt Cradle Mode selection screen is
displayed.
≥ If you have touched an item other than [Remote Pan Tilt Cradle] or if the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
is not recognised correctly, reconnect the USB cable.
≥ If you turn off and on this unit with the USB cable connected, this unit may operate in the previous
Remote Pan Tilt Cradle Mode.
6
Install the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle so that its
home position will face the front of the subject.
≥ The home position runs through the centre of the power
button.
Home position
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≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any
other USB cables.)
≥ As shown in the illustration, connect the USB cable or DC cable so that it
will not be caught in objects such as the moving part of the Remote Pan
Tilt Cradle and other cables. If the cable is caught in the moving part of
the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle, it may cause the recording position to
change or cause a malfunction.
≥ Install the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle in a location that meets the following
requirements:
j A location out of the reach of children and pets
j A level location with no obstacles
j A location approximately 2 to 3 m away from subjects
≥ Before mounting this unit on the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle, insert the SD card and the battery.
≥ When this unit is mounted on the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle, make sure to hold the Remote Pan Tilt
Cradle to carry them. Carrying them by holding this unit may cause malfunction.
≥ Do not use the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle for surveillance purposes.
≥ Do not force the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle to stop moving during panning/tilting operation.
≥ The Remote Pan Tilt Cradle is not capable of supplying power to this unit.
≥ When the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle detects a problem, its status indicator flashes, and both this
unit and the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle turn off.
Using the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
≥ Connecting the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle to this unit. (l 136)
≥ Set [Panning Angle]/[Tilt Angle]/[Tilt Speed] in advance. (l 139)
1
Touch the desired Remote Pan Tilt Cradle Mode.
Mode
Operation of the
Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
Description
[Party Scene]
The operation is automatic.
≥ The Remote Pan Tilt
Cradle works within the
recording range set in
[Panning Angle]/[Tilt
Angle].
At an event such as a party, recording will be
performed while the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
automatically controls the recording direction
within the recording range.
≥ When a person or a moving object is detected,
recording of the person or the object takes
priority for a specific period of time.
When a moving object is detected within the
recording range, the object will be tracked
and recorded automatically.
[Moving Object]
[Manual]
The operation is manual.
This mode lets you manually operate the
Remote Pan Tilt Cradle.
≥ If you touch [SETUP], the Setup menu will be displayed. (l 139)
2
(When [Manual] is selected)
Touch
, and operate the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle with
≥ When you finish the operation, touch [ENTER].
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/
/
/
.
3
Press the recording start/stop button.
(When [Party Scene]/[Moving Object] is selected)
≥ Before recording starts, the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle rotates and returns to its home position. It
takes time until recording starts.
≥ The Remote Pan Tilt Cradle operates within the range set in advance.
(When [Manual] is selected)
≥ Performing the operation of Step 2 during recording may cause the recording screen to shake or
the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle to move from its original location.
To switch the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle Mode
Touch
.
≥ The selection screen of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle Mode is displayed. Touch the desired mode.
To exit the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
Touch [EXIT].
≥ The Remote Pan Tilt Cradle rotates and returns to its home position.
≥ After the operation, the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle turns off. Before removing this unit, disconnect
the USB cable.
≥ When this unit is connected to the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle, this unit is set to Motion Picture
Recording Mode. You cannot switch this unit to Still Picture Recording Mode.
≥ We recommend that you make a test recording in advance to check if the image and sound are
recorded correctly.
≥ The sound of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle in operation will be recorded.
≥ If you start recording after making changes to the setup of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle, such as
switching the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle Mode or changing the location of the Remote Pan Tilt
Cradle, it may rotate and return to its home position.
≥ Once the operation starts, do not disconnect the USB cable or move the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle
and this unit until the operation is finished. This may cause a malfunction or the motion picture not
to be recorded correctly.
≥ When you press the power button or when [ECONOMY (BATT)] (l 31) or [ECONOMY (AC)]
(l 31) works, this unit and the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle will turn off after the Remote Pan Tilt
Cradle rotates and returns to its home position.
≥ When the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle is in operation, neither [ECONOMY (BATT)] nor [ECONOMY
(AC)] will work.
≥ The following functions will be set to [OFF]:
j Level Shot Function
j Optical Image Stabilizer
j [SHOOTING GUIDE]
≥ If you experience fatigue, a feeling of discomfort or other symptoms when playing back a scene
recorded with the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle, stop the playback.
(About [Party Scene]/[Moving Object])
≥ Still pictures cannot be recorded during Motion picture recording.
≥ Depending on recording conditions, the colour tone of the image being recorded may change or
subjects may not be recorded automatically in cases such as the following:
j The subject is too large or too small
j The background and the subject are similar in colour
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j The recording location is dark
j Bright light is detected (sky, TV, lamp, etc.)
j The subject is moving too fast, or not moving
j The area being recorded is close to a window
≥ Depending on recording conditions, scenes may not be recorded as intended. In such cases, we
recommend setting the mode to [Manual].
(About [Moving Object])
≥ When recording starts, a moving subject will be detected. Before recording, point the camera at
the subject.
≥ This unit cannot track more than one subject simultaneously.
≥ Certain types of subjects, such as a fast moving subject, may not be tracked.
Remote Pan Tilt Cradle settings
When the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle is connected to this unit, the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle setup menu
can be set.
≥ Connecting the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle to this unit (l 136)
1
2
Touch [SETUP] in the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle Mode screen.
Touch desired menu item.
[Panning Angle]
[±180°]/[±90°]/[±45°]/[Stationary]
Set the left/right pan range of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle for [Party Scene]/[Moving Object].
[±180°]:
Pans to the left/right up to approx. 180 o.
[±90°]:
Pans to the left/right up to approx. 90 o.
[±45°]:
Pans to the left/right up to approx. 45 o.
[Stationary]:
Panning to the left/right is off.
[Tilt Angle]
[±15°]/[Stationary]
Set the up/down tilt range of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle for [Party Scene]/[Moving Object].
[±15°]:
Tilts up/down up to approx. 15 o.
[Stationary]:
Tilting up/down is off.
[Tilt Speed]
[High]/[Normal]
Set the up/down operation speed of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle.
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[Pan/Tilt Check]
You can confirm the operating range of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle set for [Party Scene]/[Moving
Object].
≥ The Remote Pan Tilt Cradle moves in the ranges set at [Panning Angle] and [Tilt Angle].
≥ When the confirmation operation is finished, the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle returns to its home
position.
[Version Disp.]
The firmware version of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle is displayed.
[Version Up]
You can update the firmware version of the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle.
For the latest update information, check the support website below. (As of November
2015)
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This Site is English only)
≥ Before updating this unit, update the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle.
If you update this unit first, the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle may become unusable.
[Party Scene Demo]
You can watch the demonstration of how the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle will operate when [Party
Scene] is set.
≥ Touch [Party Scene Demo], the demonstration automatically starts.
When you touch [EXIT], the demonstration will be cancelled.
[Moving Object Demo]
You can watch the demonstration of how the Remote Pan Tilt Cradle will operate when [Moving
Object] is set.
≥ Touch [Moving Object Demo], the demonstration automatically starts.
When you touch [EXIT], the demonstration will be cancelled.
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