PDF Manual for Panasonic AG

PDF Manual for Panasonic AG
 his product is eligible for the AVCCAM
T
3 Year Warranty Repair Program. For
details, see page 9 of vol.1.
Operating Instructions
Vol.2
Memory Card Camera-Recorder
Volume
2
Model No.
AG-AC160P
AG-AC160EJ
AG-AC160EN
Note that Operation Instructions Vol.2 describes advanced
operations of the Memory Card Camera-Recorder.
For instructions on basic operations of the Memory Card CameraRecorder, refer to Operating Instructions Vol.1 (printed documents)
contained in the supplied CD-ROM.
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for
future use.
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Contents
Volume 1
Power sources
Adjusting the hand strap
Attaching the shoulder strap
Attaching/removing the lens hood
Attaching/removing the lens cap
Fitting the eye cup
The remote control
Turning the camera ON/OFF
Setup menu basic operations
Setting the calendar
Read this first!
How to use the camera
Please read before use
Operating precautions
Before use
Before using the camera
Accessories
Optional accessories
Menu
Description of parts
Setup menu structure
Description of parts
Reference
Preparation
Specifications
Recharging the battery
Volume 2
Shooting
Using the viewfinder....................................... 5
Using the viewfinder........................................ 5
Using the LCD monitor.................................... 6
Emphasizing image outlines............................ 6
Adjusting the screen display............................ 7
Changing backlight brightness........................ 8
Flipping images up, down, left and right.......... 8
Tally lamp......................................................... 9
Basic shooting operations........................... 10
Preparing for shooting................................... 10
Shooting in Auto mode.................................. 11
Checking recorded images (REC CHECK).... 12
Memory card access lamp............................. 12
Selecting a slot.............................................. 12
Formatting memory cards.............................. 13
Memory card recording times........................ 14
Removing memory cards............................... 15
Protecting memory cards............................... 15
Repairing memory cards............................... 16
Using the zoom function............................... 17
2
Digital zoom function..................................... 17
Shooting in manual mode............................. 18
Switching to manual mode............................ 18
Setting focus (manual focus)......................... 18
Using focus assist.......................................... 19
Adjusting the iris............................................ 19
Adjusting the gain.......................................... 20
Light intensity adjustment.............................. 20
Adjusting the white balance........................... 20
Shooting in 1080i/480i/576i progressive
mode......................................................... 23
Using convenient shooting functions......... 24
Low angle shooting........................................ 24
Self-portrait recording.................................... 24
Zebra patterns............................................... 25
Marker........................................................... 25
Checking and displaying shooting status ..... 25
Shooting using the <FUNCTION> knob........ 26
Optical image stabilizer function.................... 27
Adding effects to images............................... 27
Using USER buttons...................................... 27
Backlight compensation................................. 27
Color bars...................................................... 28
Changing the image size............................... 28
Wave form monitor function........................... 28
Volume adjustment during shooting.............. 29
Shot mark function......................................... 29
Index recording (AVCHD mode only)............. 29
[LAST CLIP] function..................................... 29
Using special functions for recording......... 30
Pre-rec (PRE REC)........................................ 30
INTERVAL REC (AVCHD mode only)............ 30
Time stamp function...................................... 31
Relay function................................................ 31
SIMUL REC................................................... 32
Backup recording (DV mode only)................. 33
Variable frame rate (VFR) (AVCHD mode
only)........................................................ 34
Adjusting the shutter speed......................... 37
Using the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial..................... 37
Setting the shutter......................................... 37
Setting the synchro scan............................... 38
Setting the frame rate.................................... 38
Synchro scan................................................. 40
Changing audio input.................................... 41
Using the built-in microphone........................ 41
Using an external microphone and audio
devices.................................................... 42
Adjusting the audio recording level
automatically........................................... 43
Adjusting the audio recording level manually.... 43
Using shooting settings (scene files).......... 44
Changing scene file settings.......................... 44
Storing scene files and other settings on
memory cards.......................................... 46
Clip metadata (AVCHD mode only).............. 48
Uploading metadata [META DATA]................ 49
Selecting the [USER CLIP NAME]
recording method.................................... 49
Using the counter.......................................... 50
Counter display.............................................. 50
TC preset mode............................................. 50
Charging the built-in battery/setting the time
code.......................................................... 51
Charging the built-in battery.......................... 51
Setting the time code..................................... 51
Specifying the time code ([TC PRESET]
item)........................................................ 51
Setting user information................................. 53
Playback
Basic playback operations........................... 54
Thumbnail screen.......................................... 55
Basic thumbnail screen operations................ 55
Adding shot marks to clips............................. 57
Selecting the memory card slot for playback.... 57
Playback settings [PLAY SETUP]................ 58
Setting playback format [PB FORMAT]
(only in AVCHD mode)............................ 58
Repeat playback [REPEAT PLAY]................. 58
Resume playback [RESUME PLAY].............. 59
Setting the skip method [SKIP MODE]
(only in AVCHD mode)............................ 59
Thumbnail operations................................... 60
Selecting the thumbnail display method
[THUMBNAIL]......................................... 60
Deleting and protecting clips [OPERATION]..... 61
Repairing clips (only in DV mode)................. 62
Formatting memory card/checking clip
and memory card information [CARD
FUNCTIONS].......................................... 63
Useful playback functions............................ 65
Fast forward/rewind playback........................ 65
Next/previous clip.......................................... 65
Frame-by-frame playback.............................. 66
Adjusting volume........................................... 66
Viewing images on a television or another
monitor.................................................... 66
Checking the date and time of shooting........ 66
Editing
Connecting external devices........................ 67
Headphones.................................................. 67
External microphone...................................... 67
Computer....................................................... 68
Digital device................................................. 69
TV/Monitor..................................................... 70
Nonlinear editing........................................... 72
How to handle data recorded on the memory
card........................................................... 73
AVCHD mode................................................ 73
In DV mode.................................................... 73
Dubbing.......................................................... 74
Dubbing with Blu-ray Disc Recorder.............. 74
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Displays
Screen displays............................................. 75
Normal displays............................................. 75
Main warning displays................................... 80
Selecting the display items............................ 82
Menu
Setup menu list.............................................. 83
[SCENE FILE] screen.................................... 83
[SW MODE] screen....................................... 86
[AUTO SW] screen........................................ 88
[RECORDING SETUP] screen...................... 89
[TC/UB SETUP] screen................................. 91
[AV OUT SETUP] screen............................... 92
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen............................. 93
[CARD FUNCTIONS] screen......................... 96
[USER FILE] screen...................................... 96
[META DATA] screen (AVCHD mode only).... 97
[OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen...................... 97
[OPTION MENU] screen............................... 99
[PLAY SETUP] screen................................... 99
[THUMBNAIL] screen.................................. 100
[OPERATION] screen.................................. 100
Reference
Before calling for service........................... 101
Updating the firmware incorporated into the
unit.......................................................... 105
Cleaning....................................................... 106
Storage precautions.................................... 106
Recording format list ................................. 107
Index............................................................. 108
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Shooting
This camera utilizes a viewfinder with a miniature
LCD, and a 3.45-inch LCD monitor.
Use them according to application and shooting
conditions.
••Brightness and hue of images in the viewfinder
and the LCD monitor may sometimes differ from
those on a TV monitor.
Check final images with a TV monitor.
• Less than 0.01% of the pixels in the LCD may
not light or remain on all the time. They are
not defective, and will have no effect on the
images you record.
• Screen burn-in may occur in the LCD monitor,
however, this is not a defect.
Shooting
Using the viewfinder
Using the viewfinder
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON> (Page 30 of Vol.1), and check
that images appear in the viewfinder.
2Position the screen of the viewfinder where
it is easiest to see.
The viewfinder can be raised to about 90°
perpendicular to the camera.
3Adjust the diopter adjustment dial so that
you can see the characters on the finder
screen clearly.
Diopter adjustment dial
Viewfinder
••Do not leave the eyepiece of the viewfinder
pointed in the direction of the sun or strong
light sources.
Internal components may be damaged or fire
may be caused if light is focused through the
lens.
• When the LCD monitor is open, the viewfinder
may not display anything. Close the LCD
monitor. (Page 70)
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Using the LCD monitor
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Open the LCD monitor.
The monitor opens to an angle of 90°. The
camera may be damaged by attempting to open
it further than this.
Emphasizing image outlines
Emphasizing the outlines of images in the
viewfinder or the LCD monitor makes it easier to
focus.
Emphasizing outlines does not affect recorded
images.
1In <CAMERA> mode, press the <EVF DTL>
button.
[EVF DTL ON] appears in the center of the
screen for approximately two seconds.
3Position the screen of the LCD monitor
where it is the easiest to see.
••The monitor can be rotated 180° toward the
lens and 90° toward you.
••Do not apply unnecessary force to the
open LCD monitor. This can damage the
camera.
<EVF DTL>
button
Press the <EVF DTL> button again to return
to the original display. Then, [EVF DTL
OFF] appears in the center of the screen for
approximately two seconds.
• When closing the LCD monitor, ensure that it
is closed.
• Operation status displays when shooting a
self-portrait
No display: You cannot record (no memory
card, etc.)
[ ]: Shooting in progress, during transition to
shooting pause
[ ]: Shooting paused (shooting standby)
[ ]: Warning display in progress
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1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
5Adjust the selected item by tilting the
OPERATION lever in the < > or < >
direction.
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Press the <MENU> button.
Shooting
Adjusting the screen display
••Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol.1)
••Operations may be performed with buttons on
the remote control that correspond to those on
the camera. For details, see “Remote control”
(Page 24 of Vol.1).
3Viewfinder adjustments
Select [YES] in the [EVF SET] item on the setup
menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
6Press the <MENU> button to release menu
mode.
• Color or monochrome viewfinder display can
be selected with the [EVF COLOR] item of the
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen. Resolution is the
same for either of them.
LCD monitor adjustments
Select [YES] in the [LCD SET] item on the
setup menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
4Select desired items by tilting the
OPERATION lever in the < > or < >
directions, and push the OPERATION lever.
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Changing backlight brightness
The brightness of the LCD monitor backlight can
be adjusted between five different settings.
1Select [LCD BL] in the [LCD] item on the
setup menu [SW MODE] screen.
[LCD BL] is assigned to the <LCD> button.
2Press the <LCD> button.
Each time the button is pressed, the backlight
brightness changes in the following order:
0 (normal)-1 (somewhat dark)-2-3
(dark)+1 (bright)0 (normal).
• The setting will be saved even if the power is
switched off.
• It can also be switched with the [LCD
BACKLIGHT] item on the setup menu
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen. (Page 95)
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Flipping images up, down, left and right
By flipping the images displayed on the LCD
monitor up, down, left and right, the angle of view
and imagery of images can be checked.
Even when the displayed image is flipped, the
recorded image is not flipped.
1Select [LCD REV] in the [LCD] item on the
setup menu [SW MODE] screen.
[LCD REV] is assigned to the <LCD> button.
2Press the <LCD> button.
Pressing the button switches between normal
display and flipped display.
• If the power of the camera is switched off, it will
appear in normal display when next switched
on.
• Screen displays other than images are also
flipped. When screen display is not needed,
press the <DISP/MODE CHK> button to turn
off some displays.
• During flipped display, images in REC CHECK
and playback images in <PB> mode are also
flipped.
• Images on the viewfinder are not flipped.
The tally lamp lights during recording by setting the
[TALLY LAMP] item of the [OTHER FUNCTIONS]
screen (Page 98) to any setting other than [OFF].
The tally lamp will flash when the camera is in any
of the following circumstances.
••When a recording error has occurred (flashes 4
times per second)
••When the battery has run out (flashes 4 times per
second)
••When available memory card capacity is low
(flashes 4 times per second)
••When battery level is low
(flashes once per second)
••When remaining memory of the memory card is
low (flashes once per second)
Shooting
Tally lamp
Tally lamp
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Basic shooting operations
Preparing for shooting
1
Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
••Make sure the mode lamp is lit.
2Slide the <OPEN> lever of the memory card
slot cover down to open the cover.
3Fully insert a memory card with the notch
up into the memory card slot.
4Close the memory card slot cover.
••Close until it clicks firmly into place.
Insert from the
terminal side straight
forward as shown in
the picture, until you
hear a “click”.
• Do not perform the following operations while
the memory card access lamp is flashing.
You may damage the memory card or its
contents, or cause the camera to fail to operate
correctly.
- Opening the door and removing the memory
card
- Switching off the power
- Connecting and disconnecting the USB2.0
connection cable
- Removing the battery
- Shaking or striking the camera
• Always format memory cards that have been
used on other devices when first using them
with this camera. (Page 13)
• If [CHECK CARD.] (check the memory card.)
is displayed on the viewfinder or LCD monitor,
remove the memory card and reinsert it.
• Images shot from the start of shooting until it is
stopped, are recorded as one clip.
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• When recording is paused after a short
recording, time may be required after pressing
the <START/STOP> button before writing to
the memory card is completed. This means
that if the <START/STOP> button is pressed,
operations cannot be accepted immediately.
• The camera reads information from the
memory card immediately after the memory
card is inserted, therefore, after [PAUSE]
is displayed in the operation status display
(Page 76), press the <START/STOP> button to
start shooting.
• The recording formats of factory default are
[SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]*, [PH 1080/60i]
in AVCHD mode, and [DV 480/60i] in DV
mode. To check current setting status, see
“Checking and displaying shooting status”
(Page 25).
• The upper limit for the number of clips that
can be recorded in AVCHD mode on a
single memory card is 900. (However, this
number may exceed 900 clips when shooting
immediately after the POWER/MODE switch
has been turned <ON>.)
The upper limit for the number of clips that can
be recorded in DV mode is 900.
* The factory setting values may vary depending on
the region.
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• The [FACE DETECT] function isロック解除ボタン
released in
the following cases.
- When setting the <AUTO/MANU> switch to
<MANU> position
- When switched to <PB> mode
- When turning off the power of the camera
• The [FACE DETECT] function can be set
even when setting the <AUTO/MANU>
switch to <MANU> position. [ ] will be
displayed on the screen.
Shooting
Switching AVCHD mode/DV mode
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Press the <MENU> button.
3Select [AVCHD] or [DV] in the [HD/SD
MODE] item on the setup menu [RECORDING
SETUP] screen.
4If the message [TURN POWER OFF] is
displayed, switch off the power and switch it
on again.
The mode is switched by turning the power on
again.
• For how to turn the power on and off, see
page 30 of vol.1.
• When you switch to AVCHD mode, <HD>
indicator lights in blue.
• When you switch to DV mode, <HD>
indicator is turned off.
Shooting in Auto mode
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
• Make sure the mode lamp <CAMERA> is lit
in red.
3Press the <START/STOP> button to start
shooting.
• Press the <START/STOP> button again to
pause shooting.
• When shooting at a low angle, it is
convenient to use the <START/STOP>
button on the side of the handle. Locking with
the <HOLD> switch prevents unintentional
operation. (Page 24)
• When the menu screen is displayed, shooting
is not possible. After closing the menu
screen, press the <START/STOP> button.
• When the memory card slot cover is opened
during shooting, shooting stops.
2
<REC CHECK> button
AUTO MANU
<START/STOP>
button on the handle
2Set the <AUTO/MANU> switch to <AUTO>.
• [ ] is displayed at the top of the LCD monitor
and in the viewfinder.
• In accordance with setting of items on the
setup menu [AUTO SW] screen, focus,
gain, iris, and white balance are adjusted
automatically.
In Auto mode, the face detection function can
be used by assigning [FACE DETECT] to
a USER button. This function automatically
detects faces, focuses on them, and adjusts
the brightness to an appropriate level. When
[FACE DETECT] is set, [ ] appears on the
screen.
High-priority frames with orange borders
appear on the faces that are large or near
the center, and gray frames appear on
the others. Up to 15 detected frames are
displayed on the screen.
If [PRIMARY] is set in the [FACE FRAMING]
item of the setting menu [SW MODE] screen,
only the high-priority orange frames are
displayed.
POWER/MODE switch
1
Lock release button
3
<START/STOP> button
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Checking recorded images (REC CHECK)
While shooting is paused, press the <REC
CHECK> button to review the video and audio
recorded three seconds immediately prior. After
reviewing, the camera returns to the recording
pause status.
••The REC CHECK images are also recorded
when a device is connected to the camera and
backup images have been recorded.
••When the operation mode is <PB> mode, REC
CHECK does not work.
••This function does not work if the [REC
FORMAT] is changed, if the camera is set to the
<CAMERA> mode after having been switched to
the <PB> mode, if the memory card slot cover is
opened, or if the slot is switched after shooting.
••This function does not work with SIMUL REC.
Memory card access lamp
Illuminated orange:
Reading, writing possible
Flashing orange (slow):
Accessing memory card
Flashing green:
Memory card write-protected, the slot with
[CHECK CARD.] indication, no space left on
memory card
Illuminated green:
Other than the selected slot
Off:
No memory card inserted, unformatted memory
card, or incompatible memory card inserted
When the USB is connected
Flashing orange:
Accessing memory card
Off:
A status other than access underway
Memory card access lamp
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Selecting a slot
The slot to be used for recording can be switched
between the two memory card slots.
1Press the <SLOT SEL> button while the
camera is standby for recording.
The access lamp of the slot for recording lights
up orange.
• This function works when a recordable
memory card is inserted in both slots.
• The slot cannot be switched during recording.
1
Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Press the <MENU> button.
3Press the OPERATION lever on the [CARD
FORMAT] item on the setup menu [CARD
FUNCTIONS] screen.
••Select the SLOT number of the memory
card to format when the following screen is
displayed. Select [NO] when you do not wish
to format the memory card.
••Press the <MENU> button to close the menu
display.
• When you use a memory card that has been
formatted in DV mode in AVCHD mode, only
the system format used at the first operation
(59.94 Hz or 50 Hz) is available. In AVCHD
mode, contents in different system formats,
recorded in 59.94 Hz and in 50 Hz cannot exist
on the same memory card.
Shooting
Formatting memory cards
4Select [YES] on the confirmation screen.
••The memory card will be formatted.
5Press the <MENU> button to finish.
••When a memory card is formatted, all data
including video images recorded on the
memory card will be erased and cannot be
restored.
Save important data to your computer.
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Memory card recording times
••Recording times (approx.) when using Panasonic SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Recording
mode
Memory card
capacity
AVCHD mode
DV mode
PH*1
PM*2
HE*2
HA*1
(Highest quality
(High quality
(Long duration
(Long duration
*3
mode /1920X1080
mode/1280X720 mode/1920X1080 mode/1440X1080
pixels or 1280X720
pixels)
pixels)
pixels)
pixels)
DV
512 MB
Approx. 2 min
Approx. 5 min
Approx. 3 min
Approx. 10 min
Approx. 2 min
1 GB
Approx. 5 min
Approx. 12 min
Approx. 7 min
Approx.21 min
Approx. 4 min
2 GB
Approx. 10 min
Approx. 25 min
Approx. 15 min
Approx. 45 min
Approx. 8 min
4 GB
Approx. 21 min
Approx. 52 min
Approx. 30 min
Approx. 1 hr 30 min
Approx. 16 min
6 GB
Approx. 33 min
Approx. 1 hr 20 min
Approx. 45 min
Approx. 2 hr 15 min
-
8 GB
Approx. 45 min
Approx. 1 hr 50 min
Approx. 1 hr
Approx. 3 hr
Approx. 32 min
12 GB
Approx. 1 hr 5 min Approx. 2 hr 50 min Approx. 1 hr 30 min Approx. 4 hr 30 min
16 GB
Approx. 1 hr 30 min Approx. 3 hr 45 min
Approx. 2 hr
Approx. 6 hr
Approx. 7 hr 30 min
Approx. 4 hr
Approx. 12 hr
Approx. 2 hr 8 min
Approx. 4 hr 30 min Approx. 11 hr 20 min
Approx. 6 hr
Approx. 18 hr
Approx. 3 hr 12 min
Approx. 8 hr
Approx. 24 hr
Approx. 4 hr 16 min
32 GB
48 GB
Approx. 3 hr
64 GB
Approx. 6 hr
Approx. 15 hr
Approx. 1 hr 4 min
„„AVCHD mode
*1 Use a memory card of SD speed class 4 or above when recording with PH mode/HA mode. Recording cannot
be performed with a memory card of lower than SD speed class 4.
*2 Use a memory card of SD speed class 2 or above when recording with PM mode/HE mode.
*3 This is the highest quality mode of the camera.
••The camera utilizes the VBR recording system. VBR stands for Variable Bit Rate, a recording system
where the bit rate automatically varies (volume of data per given time period) according to the subject
being shot. Therefore, recording times will be shorter when fast moving subjects have been recorded.
••Control space is included in the displayed capacity, and available recording capacity will be smaller.
••Continuous recording time is a maximum of 12 hours (when using the AC adaptor).
••Recording can be sometimes restarted even if it was paused due to shortage of space.
••Even for the same memory card, the recording time differs depending on conditions such as the
recording format or recorded images.
••The recording time of a memory card may shorten when record and delete are repeated often over and
over. In that case, format the memory card with the camera. When a memory card is formatted, all data
recorded on the memory card is erased and cannot be restored. Save important data to your computer.
••Use a memory card of SD speed class 6 or above when using the VFR function. Recording cannot be
performed with a memory card of lower than SD speed class 6.
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••Use a memory card of SD speed class 6 or above when recording with DV mode. Recording cannot be
performed with a memory card of lower than SD speed class 6.
••Control space is included in the displayed capacity, and available recording capacity will be smaller than
that.
••Continuous recording time is a maximum of 12 hours (when using the AC adaptor).
••The recording time of a memory card may shorten when record and delete are repeated often over and
over. In that case, format the memory card with the camera. When a memory card is formatted, all data
recorded on the memory card is erased and cannot be restored. Save important data to your computer.
••Partition of clips recorded on a memory card
When an SDHC memory card of 8 GB or above is used, if the recording space of a single clip exceeds
4 GB, it is automatically saved as a separate clip. Saved data can be manipulated as a single clip during
thumbnail operation of the camera. When handled with nonlinear editing software or a computer, clips
are handled as the separate clips.
Removing memory cards
1Slide the <OPEN> lever of the memory card
slot cover down to open the cover.
••Ensure that the memory card access lamp is
not flashing orange before opening the cover.
pull the memory card straight outwards.
Memory card access lamp
Protecting memory cards
Move the write-protect switch on the memory
card to the <LOCK> position to prevent recorded
content from being accidentally erased from the
memory card.
Write-protect
switch
LOCK
2Press the center of the memory card, and
Shooting
„„DV mode
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••Do not remove the memory card or switch
off the power at the following times, because
doing so may damage the memory card.
- After inserting a memory card, while the
orange memory card access lamp is still
flashing until it changes to illuminated.
- While the memory card access lamp is
flashing such as during shooting or during
shooting finalization.
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Repairing memory cards
„„For AVCHD mode
Never remove the memory card or disconnect
the battery or DC cord while the memory card
access lamp is flashing, since this may damage
the memory card. If the memory card has been
removed while the memory card access lamp
was flashing, or the power was cut because the
battery or DC cord has been disconnected during
recording or the recording finalization process, a
repair verification screen will be displayed the next
time the power is switched on in order to allow
errors to be repaired.
••Use a battery with an adequate charge, or the AC
adaptor.
••If the repair operation has failed [SYSTEM
ERROR TURN POWER OFF] will be displayed.
In this case, use the AVCCAM Restorer contents
repair software.
••Depending on the status of the data, it may not
be possible to restore all data completely. In this
case, it will no longer be possible to play back the
clips that were recorded before the power was
turned off.
••Clips with a total shooting time of less than 10
seconds may not be repaired.
••Indexes attached during shooting cannot be
repaired.
••To repair the two memory cards that recorded
video with SIMUL REC, follow the instructions
displayed on the repair verification screen and
repair each of the memory cards.
* AVCCAM Restorer is included on the supplied CDROM. Refer to install.txt for the installation method.
For details on how to use it, read the Operating
Instructions (PDF file).
Select [YES] to begin repair, and when repair is
completed, [REPAIR FINISHED] will be displayed
and the camera will switch to the shooting paused
screen.
Select [NO] to switch directly to the shooting
paused screen without repair.
••Memory cards cannot be repaired with the
camera if [NO] is selected, but can still be
repaired by using the AVCCAM Restorer*
contents repair software.
••A memory card on which an error occurred can
be repaired by either using the camera that was
used for shooting, or the AVCCAM Restorer
contents repair software.
••A repair confirmation message may be displayed
after inserting a memory card which has no error,
but repair will not be performed even when [YES]
or [NO] is selected.
••Repair may take up to approximately 20 minutes
depending on the places where the errors
occurred on the memory card.
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The AVCCAM Restorer can also be downloaded
from the following website.
http://pro-av.panasonic.net/
„„For DV mode
For repair in DV mode, refer to “Repairing clips
(only in DV mode)” (Page 62).
This camera is equipped with 22 power optical
zoom. Operate zoom with either the zoom lever or
the zoom ring.
Zoom lever
When the <ZOOM> switch is put in the <SERVO>
position, zoom can be operated with the zoom
lever by means of motor drive.
<T>: Zoom in
<W>: Zoom out
Push the zoom lever on the hand strap lightly to
zoom slowly, and push it strongly to zoom quickly.
The operation speed of zoom with the zoom
lever on the handle can be switched among three
speeds with the <HANDLE ZOOM> switch.
Speed setting of the <HANDLE ZOOM> switch can
be changed with the [HANDLE ZOOM] item of the
setup menu [SW MODE] screen. (Page 86)
Operating remote control
Zoom is operated with the motor drive when the
<ZOOM>/<VOL> button is pressed.
••Zoom speed is fixed at medium.
PHOTO
EXT
DISPLAY SHOT
DATE/
TIME
Shooting
Using the zoom function
START/
STOP
ZOOM
<ZOOM>/<VOL> button
VOL
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
MENU
ENTER
Zoom lever (handle side)
Zoom lever
<HANDLE ZOOM> switch
Digital zoom function
Zoom ring
When the <ZOOM> switch is put in the <MANU>
position, zoom can be operated manually with the
zoom ring.
••When the <ZOOM> switch is in the <SERVO>
position, do not perform zoom operation
manually. It may result in damage.
Zoom ring
The digital zoom function can be used by assigning
[D.ZOOM] to a USER button. (Page 27 , 87)
When the USER button to which [D.ZOOM] was
assigned is pressed, the resolution switches through
the sequence OFF (X 1)X 2X 5X 10OFF (X 1).
••Image quality is coarse to the extent that zoom
ratio is large.
••When other than OFF (X 1) is selected, the
current resolution is displayed in the viewfinder
and the LCD monitor.
••The digital zoom function is not available when
the AREA function using the <FUNCTION> knob
is activated. (Page 26)
<ZOOM> switch
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Shooting in manual mode
Set the camera to manual mode to adjust the focus,
iris, gain and white balance manually.
Switching to manual mode
Set the <AUTO/MANU> switch to the <MANU>
position to switch to manual mode.
([ ] display of the viewfinder and the LCD monitor
disappears.)
<AUTO/MANU> switch
Setting focus (manual focus)
Focus ring
<FOCUS> switch
<PUSH AUTO>
button
<AUTO/MANU>
switch
1With the <AUTO/MANU> switch, switch to
manual mode.
2With the <FOCUS> switch, switch the focus
control method.
<A> (AUTO):
Auto focus mode
Automatically sets the focus.
<M> (MANUAL):
Manual focus mode
Manually move the focus ring to set the focus.
< >:
After setting focal distance to infinity,
automatically switched to the manual focus
mode. The <FOCUS> switch automatically
moves back to <M> (MANUAL) even when
you move it to < >.
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Temporarily go into auto focus mode
Even if the <FOCUS> switch is in the <M>
(MANUAL) position, while pressing the <PUSH
AUTO> button, the camera goes into auto focus
mode, and the focus can be set automatically.
Switching to manual focus assist mode
You can switch from manual mode to manual focus
assist mode by turning [ON] the [MF ASSIST] item
on the setup menu [SW MODE] screen.
••Focus adjustment is performed roughly with
about half the work in focus ring operation,
compared to the manual focus mode.
••After adjustment with the focus ring, focus adjusts
automatically (fine adjustment).
••When focus is off a great deal, it may not be set.
••After making an automatic adjustment, the next
automatic adjustment is not performed until the
focus ring is moved.
••Because auto focus sometimes does not operate
correctly when there is flickering, select a shutter
speed appropriate to the lighting. (Page 37)
••When using auto focus mode with any format
other than 60i and 60P, the time for the focus
control will be slightly longer than for the normal
focus mode.
••When [ON] is selected in the [AF] item on the
setup menu [AUTO SW] screen, auto focus is on
during auto mode regardless of the position of
the <FOCUS> switch. (Page 88)
••During macro shooting, the screen display of [AF],
[MF], and [MA] become boxed characters.
Adjusting the iris
Shooting
Using focus assist
When you press the <FOCUS ASSIST> button, the
screen border turns red and the image contour has
red edges. Adjust the focus so that the contour of
the subject you want to focus on becomes red.
<FOCUS ASSIST> button
IRIS ring
<AUTO/MANU> switch
<IRIS> button
1Use the <AUTO/MANU> switch, to switch to
manual mode. (Page 18)
2Press the <IRIS> button to switch the lens
aperture adjustment method.
[AUTO IRIS]: (auto iris)
Automatically adjusts the iris value.
[MANUAL IRIS]: (manual iris)
Manually adjusts lens aperture.
3When manual iris is on, adjust the lens
aperture by turning the IRIS ring.
• When auto iris is on , use this ring to correct
lens aperture.
••When [ON] is selected in the [A.IRIS] item on
the setup menu [AUTO SW] screen, during auto
mode, auto iris is turned on forcibly. (Page 88)
••See the display on the IRIS METER display
for the status of the light intensity. See page 79
regarding IRIS METER display.
• Regarding the F values when the lens aperture
is open on this camera, [F1.6] is the wide angle
side (W) end, and [F3.2] is the telescopic side
(T) end. In the iris display displayed on the
viewfinder and the LCD monitor when the lens
aperture is open, [OPEN] is displayed on the
wide angle side (W) end, and [F3.2] or [OPEN]
is displayed on the telescopic side (T) end.
• When the iris is near closed, resolution goes
down due to light diffraction. In this case, you
can improve things by adjusting shutter speed,
and not letting the iris close.
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Adjusting the gain
Light intensity adjustment
When the screen of the camera is dark, you can
make the screen bright by raising the gain.
<GAIN> switch
<AUTO/MANU> switch
1Use the <AUTO/MANU> switch, to switch to
manual mode. (Page 18)
When natural light is strong, use the <ND FILTER>
dial to switch the ND filter (light intensity adjustment
filter) to use.
<OFF>:
ND filter is not used.
<1/4>: Intensity of light is cut to approx. 1/4.
<1/16>: Intensity of light is cut to approx. 1/16.
<1/64>: Intensity of light is cut to approx. 1/64.
<ND FILTER> dial
2Use the <GAIN> switch to switch the gain.
<L>:
Normally, put it in this position.
(Factory setting is 0 dB)
<M>:
Raises the gain of the camera image amp.
(Factory setting is 6 dB)
<H>:
Raises the gain of the camera image amp.
(Factory setting is 12 dB)
• Gain value of <L>/<M>/<H> can be changed
in the [LOW GAIN]/[MID GAIN]/[HIGH GAIN]
item on the setup menu [SW MODE] screen.
(Page 86)
Especially when gain adjustment is necessary,
assign the [S.GAIN] item to any of the
<USER1> - <USER3> buttons. Each time the
assigned button is pressed, you can switch
between normal gain/super gain. When
setting super gain, select [24dB] or [30dB] in
the [SUPER GAIN] item on the [SW MODE]
screen.
• When other than [OFF] is selected with the
[AGC] item on the setup menu [AUTO SW]
screen, auto gain is on during auto mode
regardless of the position of the <GAIN>
switch. (Page 88)
• When the recording frame rate is 2 fps, 0 dB is
fixed regardless of the position of the <GAIN>
switch.
Adjusting the white balance
To reproduce white accurately, adjust the
proportion of the primary colors RGB. When the
white balance is wrong, not only the reproduction
of white is bad, but also the color tone of the whole
screen becomes bad.
When shooting in manual mode, if light conditions
change, always adjust the white balance.
The adjusted value for white balance can be saved
on the <A> and <B> positions of the <WHITE BAL>
switch.
Also, you can use the preset values already in the
memory. Use the memory according to shooting
conditions.
<AUTO/MANU> switch
<WHITE BAL> switch
<AWB> button
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1Use the <AUTO/MANU> switch, to switch to
manual mode. (Page 18)
Using preset values
This is convenient when there is no time to adjust
white balance.
2Set the shutter speed. (Page 37)
3Place a white pattern in a place with the
1Use the <AUTO/MANU> switch, to switch to
4Move the <WHITE BAL> switch to the
3Press the <AWB> button.
same light source conditions as the subject,
then zoom in and reproduce the white on
the full screen.
White objects close to the subject (white cloth,
white walls) can be substituted.
• Do not allow bright spotlights within the screen.
position of <A> or <B> (position to save
white balance adjusted value).
5Press the <AWB> button.
• Adjustment is completed in a few seconds.
(The following message is displayed.)
Message during adjustment:
[AWB Ach ACTIVE]
Message when adjustment is completed:
[AWB Ach OK]
• When white balance cannot be adjusted
automatically, an error message is displayed
in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor
screen.
Message when adjustment cannot be
made:
[AWB Ach NG]
Shooting
Adjusting white balance
manual mode. (Page 18)
2Set the <WHITE BAL> switch to <PRST>.
The current white balance value is displayed.
• White balance values 3200 K and 5600 K are
preset in the <PRST> position.
Guidelines for preset values
P3.2K (3200 K): Halogen light
P5.6K (5600 K): Natural light
The white balance value switches in the
following order: 3200 K, 5600 K, VARIABLE.
• Selecting VARIABLE enables the white balance
to be set to an optional value between [P2.4K]
and [P9.9K] by moving the <FUNCTION> knob
up and down.
• The VARIABLE white balance value displayed
is not guaranteed to be an absolute value. Use
it as a reference value.
• The VARIABLE white balance value can be
checked by pressing the <AWB> button.
• The value of VARIABLE cannot be changed
when the AREA function of the <FUNCTION>
knob is operating and a frame is displayed.
• White balance cannot be adjusted if the [ATW]
(Auto Tracking White) function is working.
• When [ON] is selected in the [ATW] item on the
setup menu [AUTO SW] screen, regardless of
the position of the <WHITE BAL> switch, [ATW]
is on during auto mode. (Page 88)
• When the following error messages are
displayed, try to adjust white balance again
after performing remedies.
Error message
[LOW LIGHT]
[LEVEL OVER]
Adjustment method
Increase light intensity.
Or, raise the gain.
Decrease light intensity.
Or, lower the gain.
• When the error messages are displayed after
repeated attempts, consult your dealer.
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Adjusting black balance
To reproduce black accurately, align the zero level
of the primary colors RGB.
When the black level is wrong, not only the
reproduction of black is bad, but also
the tone of the whole screen becomes bad.
Usually there is no need to adjust black balance,
but adjustment is required in the following cases.
••When using the camera for the first time
••When using the camera after not using it for a
long time
••When using in conditions where the surrounding
temperature has changed greatly
••After changing the GAIN and shutter speed
••After switching from <PB> mode to <CAMERA>
mode
••After changing [SYSTEM FREQ]
Press the <AWB> button to adjust white balance
automatically, and continue to press it to adjust
black balance. Do so after preparing conditions to
adjust white balance.
Message during adjustment:
[ABB ACTIVE]
Message when adjustment is completed:
[ABB END]
• Even when the [ATW] function is in use,
continue to press the <AWB> button to adjust
black balance.
• Black balance cannot be adjusted during
shooting.
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[ATW] (Auto Tracking White) function
The [ATW] function automatically decides the
shooting environment and always automatically
adjusts for optimal white balance during shooting.
The [ATW] function can be assigned to the
<WHITE BAL> switch (either <A>/<B>/<PRST>
position) in the [ATW] item on the setup menu [SW
MODE] screen. (Page 88)
Also, the factory setting allows the [ATW] function
to work in auto mode.
(Page 88)
Natural light sensor
• Some adjustment error may occur depending
on the environment.
• Perform white balance adjustment (Page 20)
when high accuracy white balance adjustment
is required.
• This camera is equipped with a natural light
sensor to assist the [ATW] function. When
shooting using the [ATW] function, do not block
the natural light sensor with your hand.
You can shoot in progressive mode when you
select 30P, 24P, 25P for 1080 mode in AVCHD
mode or 30P, 24P for 480 mode, 25P for 576
mode in DV mode in the [REC FORMAT] item on
the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen.
(Page 89)
30P mode:
Shoots 30 frames/second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording of video signal, the 30
frames/second image is converted to 60-fieldper-second interlace signal.
This mode gives high quality video.
30 P
When shooting in progressive mode, be
careful about the followings.
• We recommend that you set shutter speed to
1/50 (OFF).
• When shooting in 24P mode of 1080 mode,
because recording is performed in 4-frame
units, recording may start a little late.
• When shooting in 24P mode of 480 mode,
recording is performed in 5-frame units.
Shooting
Shooting in 1080i/480i/576i progressive mode
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24P mode:
Shoots 24 frames/second in the progressive
mode.
Video signals are recorded as native. (AVCHD
mode only)
For output and recording of video signal, the 24
frames/second image is converted with a general
2:3 conversion method to 60-field-per-second
interlace signal.
This mode gives video with a movie feeling.
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25P mode:
Shoots 25 frames/second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording of video signal, the 25
frames/second image is converted to 50-fieldper-second interlace signal.
This mode gives high quality video.
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Using convenient shooting functions
Low angle shooting
When shooting at a low angle, it is convenient to
use the <START/STOP> button on the side of the
handle. Release the <HOLD> switch and press the
button to start shooting.
••When not using the <START/STOP> button on
the handle, lock it with the <HOLD> switch to
prevent unintentional operation.
<HOLD> switch
Turn clockwise to
lock.
<START/STOP> button
(handle side)
Self-portrait recording
Open the LCD monitor, rotate it 180° to the lens
side to record yourself. Selecting [MIRROR] in the
[SELF SHOOT] item on the setup menu [DISPLAY
SETUP] screen displays left and right flipped
images so that you can shoot yourself like looking
in the mirror. However, even though shooting in
mirror mode, the recorded images are the same
as normal shooting. Images are not recorded as
mirrored images.
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• When you press the <REC CHECK> button,
images are not played back in right and left
flipped state.
• Operation status displays when shooting a
self-portrait
No display: You cannot record (no memory
card, etc.)
[ ]: Shooting in progress, during transition to
shooting pause
[ ]: Shooting paused (shooting standby)
[ ]: Warning display in progress
• Only part of the screen is displayed. When [ ]
appears, rotate the LCD monitor to the normal
shooting orientation, and check the message
content.
• When checking screen display information with
the viewfinder, rotate the LCD monitor to the
normal shooting orientation.
• Images that are the same as normal shooting
are output to external devices.
When you press the <ZEBRA> button while in
<CAMERA> mode, a zebra pattern or marker is
displayed on the viewfinder and LCD monitor, so
you can check brightness of the subject.
Portions where over exposure might cause white
out are displayed in a striped pattern.
••Extremely bright area
••Reflecting area
When you adjust iris and shutter speed in manual
mode so that the zebra pattern disappears, you get
images with less white out.
Every time you press the <ZEBRA> button, the
display switches as follows.
[ZEBRA1] 

Image level detection area
Marker
Shooting
Zebra patterns
99%
Image level
Press the <ZEBRA> button again to return to the
normal screen.
Checking and displaying shooting status
[ZEBRA2]

[ZEBRA OFF]  [MARKER ON]
You can set the level of the zebra pattern with
the [ZEBRA DETECT1] item and the [ZEBRA
DETECT2] item on the setup menu [DISPLAY
SETUP] screen. (Page 93)
Also when you set the [ZEBRA DETECT2] item
to [OFF], even though you press the <ZEBRA>
button, [ZEBRA2] will not be displayed.
The set zebra pattern is displayed for a fixed time
(approximately 2 seconds) as [%].
Marker
If the [Y GET MARKER] item on the setup menu
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen is set to [ON], press the
<ZEBRA> button and set [MARKER ON] (Page 25),
to display the marker in the center of the screen.
You can check brightness near screen center as a
number ([0%]-[99%]).
When brightness exceeds [99%], [99%] is
displayed.
<DISP/MODE CHK> button
Hold down the <DISP/MODE CHK> button
during shooting standby or shooting to display all
information items including the setting status of
various shooting functions, and list of functions
assigned to the USER buttons, etc. Release the
button to return to the normal display.
Press the <DISP/MODE CHK> button during
shooting standby or shooting to hide all displays
other than operation status display, frame display
such as area, counter, marker, and safety zone
display. Press the button again to return to the
normal display. (Page 82)
This setting will be maintained even if the power
of the camera is turned off by turning the POWER/
MODE switch <OFF> or if the operation mode is
changed.
In addition, press the <DISP/MODE CHK> button
while the thumbnail screen is displayed in <PB>
mode to display the properties of the selected
clip. (Page 64) (Clips can be selected by moving the
cursor with the OPERATION lever.)
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Shooting using the <FUNCTION> knob
The following types of shooting can be carried out
using the <FUNCTION> knob.
••Area auto focus function
Operates auto focus within an area frame
selected using the <FUNCTION> knob.
••Area auto iris function
Automatically adjusts the iris value within an area
frame selected using the <FUNCTION> knob.
This function cannot be set when the [FACE
DETECT] function has been set.
••Area luminance display
Displays an averaged luminance level within an
area frame selected using the <FUNCTION>
knob.
1Select a function in the [FUNCTION KNOB]
item on the setup menu [SW MODE] screen
(Page 86).
[INH]:
No function is assigned.
[FOCUS]: Area focus function and area focus
bar function (during <MENU>
setting)
[IRIS]:
Area iris function and area iris
meter function (during <MENU>
setting)
[Y GET]:
Area luminance display
[FOCUS/IRIS]:
Simultaneous operation of the
area focus function and area iris
function, simultaneous operation
of the area focus bar function/
area iris meter function (during
<MENU> setting)
[FOCUS/Y GET]:
Simultaneous operation of area
focus function and area luminance
display, simultaneous operation
of area focus bar function (during
<MENU> setting)
2Press the <FUNCTION> knob.
••A white frame is displayed.
••There is no change in the operation of the
camera other than the display of the frame.
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3Press the <FUNCTION> knob again.
••The white frame turns yellow.
••When the frame is yellow, the <FUNCTION>
knob function set via the <MENU> operates in
the area inside the frame.
••Pressing the <FUNCTION> knob once more
returns the yellow frame to the white frame.
••Switching AUTO/MANUAL for [FOCUS/IRIS]
is normally carried out in the same way.
••The central luminance function does not
operate when the area luminance display is
operating.
••If the <FUNCTION> knob is held down for
more than two seconds, the frame disappears
and the area function is switched off.
4Move the <FUNCTION> knob up and down,
and right and left.
••The white frame changes position. Move the
frame to the area you wish to select.
••Press the <FUNCTION> knob.
• The area function does not operate during face
detection.
• The area function is released when the power
switch is set to OFF or when the camera is
switched to playback mode.
When shooting with the camera hand held, you can
reduce camera shake by using the optical image
stabilizer function.
The optical image stabilizer can be switched ON/
OFF with the <OIS> button. [
] is displayed
in the viewfinder and the LCD monitor when the
optical image stabilizer is ON. When using a tripod,
natural images can be obtained by turning the
optical image stabilizer function OFF.
<OIS> button
Using USER buttons
You can assign a single function from among 16
types of functions to each USER button.
Use these buttons to change shooting conditions
quickly or add the fade effect to images to match
the subject.
In the factory settings, the following functions are
assigned to each of the buttons.
<USER1>: [BACKLIGHT]
<USER2>: [D.ZOOM]
<USER3>: [SHOT MARK]
For details, see the [USER1] - [USER3] items on
the setup menu [SW MODE] screen (Page 87).
If you press a USER button to which one of the
functions has been assigned, and then turn OFF
the power or change the mode during operation
of the USER button function, it will return to the
previous state.
Shooting
Optical image stabilizer function
Backlight compensation
••When tracking a moving subject or there is a lot
of camera shake, stabilization may not work.
Adding effects to images
Effects can be added to images by pressing the
USER buttons assigned the [BLACKFADE] function
and the [WHITEFADE] function. The buttons are
forcibly disabled during playback, REC CHECK,
and thumbnail display.
[BLACKFADE]:
Press the button to fade out to black. At this
time audio fades out in the same way. Also,
continue to press the button and the image
fades out, release the button and it fades in.
[WHITEFADE]:
Press the button to fade out to white. At this
time audio fades out in the same way. Also,
continue to press the button and the image
fades out, release the button and it fades in.
When shooting subjects in backlight, press the
USER button to which the [BACKLIGHT] function
has been assigned.
[BACKLIGHT] will be displayed on the screen.
Auto iris control for backlight compensation will
prevent the image of the subject from becoming
dark.
Press the USER button again to release backlight
compensation. (In the manual iris mode, the iris
status is retained at the corresponding point even
when backlight compensation is canceled.)
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Color bars
When in <CAMERA> mode, press the <BARS>
button to display color bars, which are convenient
for adjusting the picture quality of television and
external monitors. Press again to return to the
previous image.
••While color bars are displayed, a 1 kHz test tone
is output from the headphone terminal or the
<AUDIO OUT> terminal. It is not output from
speakers.
••You can set test tone output with the [TEST
TONE] item on the [AV OUT SETUP] screen.
••Press the <START/STOP> button to record color
bars.
••The color bar display is released when power is
switched off.
••When in <PB> mode, the <BARS> button is
disabled.
Changing the image size
When recording in DV mode, the size of the
images to record (aspect ratio) can be changed.
Select in the [ASPECT CONV] item on the setup
menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen.
[SIDE CROP]:
Recording is performed in standard 4:3 mode.
Crops the left and right edges.
••When set to [SIDE CROP], information displayed
in the black band portion on the left and right
of the LCD and viewfinder is not displayed in
external output.
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[LETTER BOX]:
Recording is performed in 16:9 angular field.
The black band at the top and bottom of the screen
is recorded.
••When set to [LETTER BOX], images are
displayed in a 16:9 aspect ratio and [LT.BOX] is
displayed on the LCD and viewfinder.
*
[SQUEEZE]:
The camera image is recorded compressed in the
horizontal direction.
When recorded images are played on a wide
screen supported TV monitor, they are displayed in
a 16:9 aspect ratio.
••When set to [SQUEEZE], images are displayed
in a 16:9 aspect ratio on the LCD and viewfinder.
*
* The illustration is an image figure when external
output is displayed on a 4:3 monitor screen.
Wave form monitor function
When in <CAMERA> mode, press the <WFM>
button to display the wave forms of the images on
the LCD monitor.
Press the button again to return to the normal
display.
••Switching the wave form display, vector display,
and wave/vector display is possible in the [WFM]
item on the setup menu [SW MODE] screen
(Page 87).
••Wave forms are not displayed on the viewfinder.
••Wave forms cannot be recorded.
••While wave forms are displayed, use the
viewfinder as well because a part of the shooting
screen and screen display will be hidden by wave
forms.
Adjusting the volume
AUDIO MON/ADV
When monitoring sound with headphones while
shooting, volume can be adjusted with the <AUDIO
MON/ADV> button.
••Adjusting the input sound level (Page 43).
••The adjusted sound level is remembered when
power is switched off by turning the POWER/
MODE switch <OFF>.
Shot mark function
The mark attached to the thumbnails of clips is
called a shot mark. On the thumbnail screen, only
clips with shot marks attached can be selected and
displayed/played back.
During shooting, when the USER button assigned
to the [SHOT MARK] function is pressed, [MARK
ON] is displayed on the LCD monitor and the
viewfinder, and a shot mark is set on the thumbnail
of the clip being shot. Press the button again to
release it.
Also, shot marks can be set/released by performed
the thumbnail operations of the clips. (Page 57)
However, shot marks cannot be set/released while
playing back.
••When shotmarks cannot be set/released,
[INVALID] is displayed.
Index recording (AVCHD mode only)
This is a function that adds indexes to image points
in a clip while shooting or playing back.
When the USER button assigned to the [INDEX]
function is pressed during shooting, an index signal
is recorded at that point. (Page 87)
It is also possible to add indexes during playback,
or to display/play back only clips with indexes.
(Page 60)
Shooting
Volume adjustment during shooting
• A maximum 100 indexes can be recorded to a
single clip.
• When exceeding 100 indexes, even though the
attachment operation is performed, [INVALID]
is displayed and an index cannot be added.
• When continuously adding indexes, do so at
intervals of one second or more. Even if the
operation is performed continuously within
one second, only the first operation will be
valid.
[LAST CLIP] function
When [LAST CLIP] is assigned to a USER button,
the last recorded clip can be deleted by pressing
the button.
When the USER button assigned to [LAST CLIP] is
pressed, [YES]/[NO] is displayed on the screen.
Select [YES] to delete the last recorded clip.
••Select [NO] not to delete the clip.
••You cannot delete clips if the following operations
are performed after shooting.
- When switched to <PB> mode
- When changing the recording format
- When connecting to a computer using a USB
cable
- When powering off the camera
- When opening the memory card slot cover
••When in SIMUL REC mode the function does not
operate.
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Using special functions for recording
Pre-rec (PRE REC)
Video and audio are recorded from three seconds
prior to the time of the operation to start recording.
Operation to start
recording
Operation to stop
recording
(Time)
Actual recording
time
PRE REC time
1Set the [PREREC MODE] item on the setup
menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen to [ON].
[ PRE-REC ] will be displayed on the screen.
••When the [TCG] item on the [TC/UB SETUP]
screen has been set to [REC RUN], the setting
will be automatically changed to [FREE RUN].
2Press the <START/STOP> button.
Video and audio from approximately three
seconds prior will be recorded.
••In the following cases recording of the
previous three seconds of video and audio
may not be possible even if recording is
started immediately.
- Immediately after switching from <PB>
mode to <CAMERA> mode
- Immediately after turning on the power
- Immediately after changing the [PREREC
MODE] item
•• In AVCHD mode, the thumbnail for a clip shot
using the pre-rec function will display the
image at the time when the <START/STOP>
button was pressed. In DV mode, it displays
the image three seconds prior to the time when
the <START/STOP> button is pressed.
INTERVAL REC (AVCHD mode only)
This function allows you to create short videos of
scenes that move slowly over long periods of time
through frame-by-frame recording at specified
intervals.
One frame is recorded in each recording time
period that has been set, and 24 (25) frames form
a one-second video.
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You can specify the interval in <CAMERA> mode
with the [INTERVAL REC] item in the setting menu
[RECORD SETUP] screen.
••[1SECOND]/[10SECONDS]/[30SECONDS]/
[1MINUTE]/[2MINUTES]: Changes the
INTERVAL REC setting.
[OFF]: Does not set the INTERVAL REC.
] appears on the display.
•• [
••INTERVAL REC setting will be released when
shooting is finished.
••Audio recording is disabled.
••The PRE-REC function is disabled, even when it
is set.
Example
Recording
interval
Sunsets
1 SECOND
Butterfly
emerging 10 SECONDS
from cocoon
Flowers
30 SECONDS
blooming
Shooting
time
Video
length
1 min 15 sec
30 min to
to
1 hr
2 min 30 sec
2 hr to
4 hr
30 sec to
1 min
1 hr to
3 hr
5 sec to
15 sec
••The maximum shooting time is 168 hours.
••When recording for long periods, use the AC
adaptor.
• Do not remove the battery or disconnect the
AC adaptor during INTERVAL REC. Doing so
may damage recorded image data or result in
data loss.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
INTERVAL REC is enabled.
• Depending on lighting and shooting conditions,
color and focus settings may not be
adjusted automatically. In such cases, make
adjustments manually.
• When INTERVAL REC is enabled, set the
following recording format. If a different
recording format is set, [INTERVAL REC]
item is grayed out and cannot be enabled.
Recording format: PH mode, 1080/24P (25P)
• When playing back a recorded video, set the
playback format to 1080/24P (25P).
• Even if the images have not met 24 (25)
frames when you stop recording, a one-second
video will be created.
The date and time of recording can be recorded to
video images.
Select [ON] in the [TIME STAMP] item on the
settings menu [RECORD SETUP] screen.
When the TIME STAMP function is [ON], [ R ] will
be displayed in front of the date and time display in
the viewfinder and the LCD monitor. In addition, the
month display will change from a numerical value
to an English name display.
••[ R ] display itself will not be recorded to the video.
••The size and position of the time and date
characters recorded to the image will vary
depending on the recording format.
••The size and position of the time stamp
characters in external output displays may
vary from the displays in the LCD monitor or
viewfinder.
••The recorded time and date display will follow the
settings made in the [DATE/TIME] item on the
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen. If this item is set to
[OFF], the date and time will not be recorded as a
time stamp.
••To avoid date and time displays overlapping
when clips with timestamps recorded are played
with this camera, set the [DATE/TIME] item on
the [DISPLAY SETUP] screen to [OFF]. You can
also hide the date and time display by pressing
the <DISP/MODE CHK> button.
Relay function
When the remaining space on a memory card is
insufficient during recording, recording can be
continued using the memory card in the other slot.
Shooting
Time stamp function
Set the [RELAY REC] item on the setup menu
[RECORDING SETUP] screen to [ON].
••When the remaining space on a memory card
is insufficient during recording, recording will
automatically be continued using the memory
card in the other slot.
••Relay recording is not available when a
recordable memory card is not inserted in the
memory card slot.
••The camera is capable of continuous recording
for up to 12 hours maximum. This cannot be
extended even if the relay function is used.
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SIMUL REC
When memory cards are inserted in both of the two slots, activating this function enables recording the
same video to both the memory cards. Set the [SIMUL REC] item on the setup menu [RECORDING
SETUP] screen to [ON] to enter the SIMUL REC mode.
In the media capacity display on the screen, the available recording time possible for SIMUL REC (the
available recording time of the memory card with lower memory capacity) is displayed, and the icon
[ ] is displayed.
Memory card recording time
Start
recording
Stop recording (memory full)
End recording
Start recording
Slot 1
Clip A
Standby
Clip B
Slot 2
Clip A
Standby
Clip B
When the memory card with
lower remaining memory
becomes full, SIMUL REC will
stop. (This figure shows the
case that the memory card in
Slot 1 becomes full.)
Clip C
To resume the SIMUL REC, replace the memory card in Slot 1
to a new memory card and press the <START/STOP> button.
If you press the <START/STOP> button without replacing the
memory card, video will be recorded normally on the memory
card in Slot 2 (with remaining memory).
• SIMUL REC cannot be used at the same time as relay recording, VFR recording, or INTERVAL REC.
• During SIMUL REC, if recording has stopped because a recording error has occurred in one of the
memory cards, the other memory card will continue to record.
• After SIMUL REC ends, when there is capacity remaining on one of the memory cards, that memory
card will automatically be selected as the memory card for recording. Press the <START/STOP>
button again for normal recording.
• While in SIMUL REC mode, if only one memory card is inserted, normal recording takes place.
• After SIMUL REC, the REC CHECK function does not operate.
• After SIMUL REC, the [LAST CLIP] function does not operate.
• When switching to <PB> mode after SIMUL REC, the thumbnails of the memory card in slot 1 will be
displayed.
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The video recorded with this camera can be saved and automatically backed up in an external device
connected using the <DV OUT> terminal on the camera.
Set the control method of the external device in the [DV CONTROL] and [DV CMD SEL] items of the
setting menu [OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen. (Page 97)
Shooting
Backup recording (DV mode only)
External device
6-pin
IEEE1394 cable (optional)
When you use backup recording function, be careful about the following:
••After performing backup recording, check the setting of menu items before operating the camera. Since
the setting of menu items remain even after turning off the power, using the camera with the backup
function set may cause overwriting to the media in the external device.
••Backup recording may not work properly if two or more external devices are connected.
••Use an IEEE1394 cable that is 4.5 m or shorter.
••When performing backup recording, set the external device so that it records 1394 signals.
••If you perform backup recording with [CHAIN] in the [DV CONTROL] item (Page 97) of the setting menu
[OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen set to on, when the memory of the memory card becomes nearly full, the
backup device which has been on standby will automatically start recording.
••Note that if you perform REC CHECK, the checked video will be recorded.
••When connecting and disconnecting an IEEE1394 cable, be sure to turn off the power of the device to be
connected.
••When connecting an external device equipped with a 4-pin type IEEE1394 terminal, connect the <DV
OUT> terminal (6-pin) first.
••Use a double-shielded IEEE1394 cable.
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Variable frame rate (VFR) (AVCHD mode only)
This camera can perform time-lapse (undercrank) and high speed (overcrank) shooting, which are film
techniques, without the need for a frame rate converter.
••VFR shooting is only possible when shooting with [REC FORMAT] set to [PH 1080/24P]/[PH 1080/30P]/
[PH 1080/25P]. To set VFR, set the pre-rec function to [OFF]. When the pre-rec function is set to [ON],
VFR cannot be set. VFR shooting does not work in the 720P mode.
••When VFR is set, the INTERVAL REC, relay recording, and SIMUL REC functions are automatically set
to [OFF], and [TCG] is automatically set to [REC RUN].
••This function cannot be used with INTERVAL REC, relay recording, SIMUL REC, and pre-rec functions.
••The frame rate cannot be changed during recording.
••If lower frame rate is set, accessing the memory card after recording takes longer. Before ejecting the
memory card, confirm that the memory card access lamp is not flashing.
24P mode:
Shoots 24 frames/second in the native mode. A 24 frames/second image is recorded into 24 frames as
video signal.
: Valid frames
1
Camera
1
24P
2
1
1
2
1
1
24P native
3
2
3
2
2
3
4
3
3
4
3
4
4
4
The recording frame rate can be set to any one from the 23 frame rates given in the following table.
There is a slight difference between the displayed recording frame rate and the actual recording frame
rate. Refer to the table below. The top rows of the table are recording frame rates (fps), the bottom rows
are frame rates (fps) actually recorded.
When [SYSTEM FREQ]=[59.94Hz], [REC FORMAT]=[PH 1080/24P]/[PH 1080/30P]
60
54
48
44
40
36
34
32
30
28
27
26
25
24
22
21
20
18
15
12
9
6
2
59.94 53.95 47.96 44.07 39.97 35.96 34.06 32.11 29.97 28.10 26.97 25.84 24.98 23.98 22.48 20.75 19.98 17.98 14.99 11.99 8.99 5.99 2.00
When [SYSTEM FREQ]=[50Hz], [REC FORMAT]=[PH 1080/25P]
50
48
45
42
37
34
32
30
28
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
18
15
12
9
6
2
50.00 48.08 45.00 42.19 36.76 34.09 32.14 30.00 28.13 27.00 25.96 25.00 24.04 23.08 22.06 20.83 20.00 18.00 15.00 12.50 9.00 6.25 2.00
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1Select the recording format [PH 1080/24P]
Standard recording
*1
in the [REC FORMAT] item on the setup
menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen (Page 89).
2Turn the [VFR MODE] item on the setup
menu [SCENE FILE] screen [ON], and set an
optional recording frame rate in the [FRAME
RATE] item (Page 83).
3Press the <START/STOP> button.
Native recording starts in VFR mode.
• When VFR mode is set, the audio cannot
be recorded. [
] will be displayed on the
screen and the audio level meter will not be
displayed. After recording starts, [VFR ON =
NO AUDIO RECORDING] is displayed for five
seconds. Audio is not output from the external
output terminals.
• If lower frame rate (12P or lower) is set,
accessing the memory card after recording
takes longer. Before ejecting a memory card,
confirm that the memory card access lamp is
not flashing.
1Select the recording format [PH 1080/30P]
*1
or [PH 1080/25P]*2 in the [REC FORMAT] item
on the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP]
screen (Page 89).
Shooting
Native recording
2Turn the [VFR MODE] item on the setup
menu [SCENE FILE] screen [ON], and set an
optional recording frame rate in the [FRAME
RATE] item (Page 83).
3Press the <START/STOP> button.
Standard recording starts in VFR mode.
• When VFR mode is set, the audio cannot
be recorded. [
] will be displayed on the
screen and the audio level meter will not be
displayed. After recording starts, [VFR ON =
NO AUDIO RECORDING] is displayed for five
seconds. Audio is not output from the external
output terminals.
• 2:2 pull down recording will be applied for a
recording frame rate of 30P or 25P.
• If lower frame rate (12P or lower) is set,
accessing the memory card after recording
takes longer. Before ejecting a memory card,
confirm that the memory card access lamp is
not flashing.
*1 When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
*2 When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
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Using Variable Frame Rate (VFR)
Normal speed shooting for movie production
When producing videos for the screen, a frame rate
of 24 fps (24 frames per second) as used in film
projection is standard (x1). By using the following
settings, playback with the same quality as the film
projection is possible. Film like high quality video
can be produced through 1080P progressive and
CINELIKE Gamma.
Recording format
[REC FORMAT]
[PH 1080/24P]
(Native recording)
Recording frame rate
[FRAME RATE]
24 fps*
Normal speed shooting for commercials/drama
production
When producing videos for display on the
television screen, a frame rate of 30 fps (30
frames per second) is standard (x1). By using the
following settings, playback with the same quality
as broadcast is possible. Commercials and music
videos can be recorded at film like high quality, and
at a frame rate suitable for television broadcast.
Recording format
[REC FORMAT]
[PH 1080/30P]
(2:2 pulldown)
[PH 1080/25P]
Recording frame rate
[FRAME RATE]
30 fps*
25 fps*
Undercrank shooting
This is a quick motion effect that can be applied to
scenes showing the flow of clouds, people standing
in the middle of crowds, and kung fu, etc. For
example, a quick motion effect of x2 can be gained
if the VFR recording frame rate is set to 12 fps
when recording with the 24P recording format that
specifies the playback frame rate.
Recording format
[REC FORMAT]
[PH 1080/24P]
[PH 1080/30P]
[PH 1080/25P]
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Recording frame rate
[FRAME RATE]
Set at 22 fps or less*
Set at 28 fps or less*
Set at 24 fps or less*
Overcrank shooting
This is a slow motion effect that can be applied to
scenes such as car chases, action, climaxes, etc.
For example, a slow motion effect of 1/2 can be
gained if the recording frame rate is set to 60 fps
when recording with the 30P recording format that
specifies the playback frame rate. 1080P progressive
videos produce smooth, high quality slow motion.
Recording format
[REC FORMAT]
[PH 1080/24P]
[PH 1080/30P]
[PH 1080/25P]
Recording frame rate
[FRAME RATE]
Set at 25 fps or more*
Set at 32 fps or more*
Set at 26 fps or more*
* The recording frame rate [FRAME RATE] can be set
to one of 23 values. (Page 38)
Adjusting the shutter speed
Setting the shutter
1Press the <DIAL SEL> button and select
[DIAL SHUTTER].
2Press the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial.
<DIAL SEL> button
<SHTR/F.RATE> dial
1
Press the <DIAL SEL> button.
••The role of the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial changes
in the following order.
[DIAL SHUTTER][DIAL SYNCHRO
SCAN][DIAL FRAME RATE][DIAL LOCK]
••To select [DIAL SYNCHRO SCAN], press
the <DIAL SEL> button and select [DIAL
SHUTTER], and turn the <SHTR/F.RATE>
dial to set the synchro scan.
••You can select [DIAL FRAME RATE] when
the [REC FORMAT] item in the setup menu
[RECORDING SETUP] screen is set to
[PH 1080/24P] or [PH 1080/30P] (or [PH
1080/25P]).
• After approximately 12 seconds without
a dial operation, [DIAL LOCK] will be set
automatically. To operate the camera again,
press the <DIAL SEL> button. The camera
resumes the last operated mode. You can also
use the <DIAL SEL> button to set [DIAL LOCK]
in order to prevent unintentional operation.
Shooting
Using the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial
••Each time the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial is
pressed, the shutter will turn ON/OFF.
••The shutter speed is changed in the order
shown in the charts on page 39 by turning the
<SHTR/F.RATE> dial when the shutter is ON.
• Remember that the faster the shutter speed,
the lower the camera sensitivity.
• Focusing on the subject would take longer if
the shutter speed is reduced, it is therefore
recommended that the camera be secured to
a tripod, etc. during shooting.
• Under the lighting of electric discharge tubes
such as fluorescent lamps, horizontal bands
may appear on the screen. Adjusting the
shutter speed may improve this condition.
• A subject that quickly crosses the camera may
appear distorted when shot. This is due to the
signal reading system of the pickup devices
(MOS sensor), and is not a defect.
• At slow shutter speeds (1/6 to 1/15), white,
red, green, or blue dots may appear on the
screen, however, this is not a defect.
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Setting the synchro scan
1Press the <DIAL SEL> button and select
1Press the <DIAL SEL> button and select
2Turn the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial and set the
2Press the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial.
[DIAL SHUTTER].
synchro scan.
3Press the <DIAL SEL> button and select
[DIAL SYNCHRO SCAN].
4Turn the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial.
••The [SYNCHRO SCAN] shutter speed can be
set.
••The shutter speed changes quickly when
turning the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial while holding
it down.
••Synchro scan can also be set with the
[SYNCHRO SCAN] item on the setup menu
[SCENE FILE] screen.
• The setting format can be changed with the
[SYNC SCAN TYPE] item on the setup menu
[SCENE FILE] screen.
[deg.]: angle display (180.0d etc.)
[sec]: speed display (1/48.0 etc.)
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Setting the frame rate
[DIAL FRAME RATE].
Each time the <SHTR/F.RATE> dial is pressed,
VFR OFF and the frame rate setting mode
switch.
••The frame rate can be set by turning the
<SHTR/F.RATE> dial.
••The frame rate can also be set from the
[FRAME RATE] item in the setup menu
[SCENE FILE] screen.
• Before using the frame rate function, it is
necessary to set the [REC FORMAT] item on
the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen
to [PH 1080/24P] or [PH 1080/30P] (or [PH
1080/25P]).
• When you set the [SDI 24PsF] item on the
setup menu [AV OUT SETUP] screen to [ON],
the frame rate function cannot be set.
„„AVCHD mode (when [VFR MODE] = [ON])
Shooting
[SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
When 1080/24P
Normal (OFF) 1/50
[SYNCHRO SCAN]
1/2000
1/24
1/1000
1/60
1/120
1/500
1/250
When 1080/30P
Normal (OFF) 1/50
[SYNCHRO SCAN]
1/2000
1/30
1/1000
1/60
1/120
1/500
1/250
1/60
1/120
1/500
1/250
[SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
When 1080/25P
Normal (OFF) 1/50
[SYNCHRO SCAN]
1/2000
1/25
1/1000
* Cautions on shutter setting when [VFR MODE] = [ON]
The shutter speed may be changed due to the frame rate setting.
If the shutter speed setting has been changed, it is displayed in brackets like “(1/25)”.
„„AVCHD mode (when [VFR MODE] = [OFF]), DV mode
[SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
When 1080/60i, 720/60P, 480/60i
Normal (OFF) 1/60
[SYNCHRO SCAN]
1/15
1/30
1/100
1/1000
1/500
1/250
1/120
1/8
1/15
1/30
1/8
1/2000
When 1080/30P, 720/30P, 480/30P
Normal (OFF) 1/50
[SYNCHRO SCAN]
1/2000
1/1000
1/500
1/250
1/60
1/120
When 1080/24P, 720/24P, 480/24P
Normal (OFF) 1/50
[SYNCHRO SCAN]
1/2000
1/6
1/1000
1/12
1/500
1/24
1/250
1/60
1/120
[SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
When 1080/50, 1080/25P, 720/50P, 720/25P, 576/50i, 576/25P
Normal (OFF) 1/50
[SYNCHRO SCAN]
1/2000
1/6
1/1000
1/12
1/500
1/25
1/250
1/60
1/120
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Synchro scan
The synchro scan shutter speed used when the
shooting screens such as a television screen or
computer monitor is set using the <SHTR/F.RATE>
dial (Page 37), or the [SYNCHRO SCAN] item on the
setup menu [SCENE FILE] screen. (Page 83)
••Adjust the shutter speed to match the frequency
of the television or computer monitor to minimize
the horizontal noise that appears when shooting
such subjects.
••By switching to progressive mode, you can also
shoot the PAL system television screens.
••If the set value of the [SYNCHRO SCAN] item
on the setup menu [SCENE FILE] screen is
displayed in gray, it cannot be used with the
current recording format. This function will only
operate for preset values for each recording
format.
The preset values for each recording format are
as follows. ([SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec])
60i/60P mode: 1/60 second
30P mode: 1/30 second
24P mode: 1/24 second
50i/50P mode: 1/50 second
25P mode: 1/25 second
• You can change the progressive mode with
the [REC FORMAT] item on the setup menu
[RECORDING SETUP] screen. (Page 89)
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Changing audio input
AUDIO CH1 SELECT switch
AUDIO CH2 SELECT switch
Using the built-in microphone
1Set the AUDIO CH1 SELECT switch to
<INT (L)>.
••Audio from the built-in microphone Lch is
recorded to audio channel 1.
Shooting
When shooting, a maximum of two channels of
audio can be recorded. Also, audio input to be
recorded in each channel can be switched to builtin microphone, external microphone, or connected
audio devices.
2Set the AUDIO CH2 SELECT switch to
<INT (R)>.
••Audio from the built-in microphone Rch is
recorded to audio channel 2.
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Using an external microphone and
audio devices
AUDIO INPUT1 terminal
(XLR 3-pin)
AUDIO INPUT2 terminal
(XLR 3-pin)
INPUT1 switch
(MIC POWER +48V)
INPUT2 switch
(MIC POWER +48V)
3When using the phantom microphone (which
requires +48V power supply)
Set the INPUT1 switch (MIC POWER+48V) and
INPUT2 switch (MIC POWER+48V) to <ON>.
<ON>: (When connecting the phantom
microphone)
+48V power is supplied to AUDIO INPUT1/2
terminals.
<OFF>: (When not connecting the phantom
microphone)
+48V power is not supplied to AUDIO
INPUT1/2 terminals.
••When you use a phantom microphone, the
battery duration will become shorter.
••When devices that do not support +48V
power supply are connected, set the phantom
microphone to <OFF>. If set to <ON>, the
connected devices might be damaged.
••When using the AG-MC200G (optional), set
the [MIC GAIN1] or [MIC GAIN2] item of the
[RECORDING SETUP] screen to [-50dB].
4Use the AUDIO CH1 SELECT switch to select
INPUT2 LINE/MIC switch
INPUT1 LINE/MIC switch
1Connect an external microphone or audio
device to the AUDIO INPUT1/2 terminals (XLR
3-pin). (Page 67)
2Switch the connected audio input signal
with the INPUT1 LINE/MIC switch or INPUT2
LINE/MIC switch.
<LINE>: (When connecting audio device)
The input level is 0 dBu.
<MIC>: (When connecting an external
microphone)
The factory setting for input level is -50 dBu.
The input level can be changed to [-40dB] or
[-60dB] with the [MIC GAIN1] item and [MIC
GAIN2] item on the setup menu [RECORDING
SETUP] screen. (Page 90) However, sensitivity
will be higher when set to [-60dB], and more
noise may be recorded.
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the input signal to be recorded to audio
channel 1.
<INT (L)>:
Audio from the built-in microphone Lch is
recorded.
<INPUT1>:
Audio from the device connected to AUDIO
INPUT1 terminal is recorded.
<INPUT2>:
Audio from the device connected to AUDIO
INPUT2 terminal is recorded.
5Use the AUDIO CH2 SELECT switch to select
the input signal to be recorded to audio
channel 2.
<INT (R)>:
Audio from the built-in microphone Rch is
recorded.
<INPUT2>:
Audio from the device connected to AUDIO
INPUT2 terminal is recorded.
Switch setting
AUDIO CH1 AUDIO CH2
SELECT
SELECT
switch
switch
INT(R)
INT(L)
INPUT2
INPUT1
INPUT2
Recording channel
CH1
CH2
Built-in
microphone
Lch
Built-in
microphone
Lch
Built-in
microphone
Rch
INT(R)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INPUT1
INT(R)
INPUT2
INPUT2
INPUT2
• Since the audio signal recording level is
adjusted automatically, the zoom operation
sound may be recorded if zooming quickly,
depending on the environment.
Shooting
• Audio input switching
Adjusting the audio recording level
manually
INPUT2
Built-in
microphone
Rch
INPUT2
Built-in
microphone
Rch
INPUT2
• When inputting an external microphone signal
to CH1 and CH2, connect the microphone to
the AUDIO INPUT2 terminal, and set both the
AUDIO CH1 SELECT switch and AUDIO CH2
SELECT switch to INPUT2.
Adjusting the audio recording level
automatically
<AUDIO LEVEL> knob
1Set the AUDIO AUTO/MANU CH1 or CH2
switch to <MANU> position.
Adjust the audio signal recording level input
through the built-in microphone and the AUDIO
INPUT1/2 terminals (XLR 3-pin) using <AUDIO
LEVEL> knob. Check the audio level meter
display on the bottom left of the LCD monitor or
viewfinder.
••CH1/CH2 can be set separately.
••When <MANU> is set, the setting in the
[AUDIO LIMITER CH1]/[AUDIO LIMITER
CH2] item of the setup menu [RECORDING
SETUP] (Page 90) is enabled.
AUDIO AUTO/MANU CH1 switch
AUDIO AUTO/MANU CH2 switch
1Set the AUDIO AUTO/MANU CH1 or CH2
switch to <AUTO> position.
Adjust the audio signal recording level input
through the built-in microphone and the AUDIO
INPUT1/2 terminals (XLR 3-pin) automatically.
••CH1/CH2 can be set separately.
•• When <AUTO> is set, the recording level adjustment
using the <AUDIO LEVEL> knob and the setting in
the [AUDIO LIMITER CH1]/[AUDIO LIMITER CH2]
item of the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP]
screen (Page 90) are disabled.
• Before shooting, check the recording volume
level.
• When recording, the recording level of this
camera is set approximately 8 dB higher than
Panasonic shoulder camera-recorders for
broadcast.
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Using shooting settings (scene files)
Settings according to a variety of shooting
conditions are stored in the positions on the
<SCENE FILE> dial (<F1> to <F6>).
When shooting, you can use the <SCENE FILE>
dial to immediately read out required files.
••The following files are stored as factory
settings.
<F1>: [SCENE]
File suitable for normal shooting.
<F2>: [SCENE FLUO.]
File suitable for shooting under fluorescent
lights (indoor shooting).
<F3>: [SCENE SPARK]
File suitable for shooting with fuller variations
of resolution, coloring, and contrast.
<F4>: [SCENE B-STR]
File suitable for broadening the contrast of
dark areas (such as shooting sunsets).
<F5>: [SCENE CINE V]
File suitable for shooting movie-like scenes
where contrast is emphasized. (Even when
the scene file is changed, the recording
format is unchanged. It must be set with the
[REC FORMAT] item on the [RECORDING
SETUP] screen. See page 89.)
<F6>: [SCENE CINE D]
File suitable for shooting movie-like scenes
where dynamic range is emphasized. (Even
when the scene file is changed, the recording
format is unchanged. It must be set with the
[REC FORMAT] item on the [RECORDING
SETUP] screen. See page 89.)
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Changing scene file settings
The setting value of a scene file can be changed.
Also, changed scene files can be stored at each
position of the <SCENE FILE> dial (<F1> to <F6>).
Example: Change the name of the scene file
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Turn the <SCENE FILE> dial to select a
scene file to change.
3Select the setup menu [SCENE FILE] screen.
••Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol.1)
••Operations can be performed with buttons on
the remote control that correspond to those on
the camera. For details, see “Remote control”
(Page 24 of Vol.1).
4Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>< >
directions to select the [NAME EDIT] item.
5Push the OPERATION lever (or tilt in the
< > direction) and tilt in the < > direction
to select [YES], then push the OPERATION
lever again.
the OPERATION lever to set a six-character
file name.
Perform this using the same method as setting
user information (Page 53).
••Characters that can be set
(Space), A-Z, 0-9, :< = > ? @ [ ] ^ _ - . /
When setting the file name, press the
<RESET/TC SET> button to clear the
characters.
Shooting
6When the following screen is displayed, use
7When finished setting the file name, push
the OPERATION lever.
8Select [YES] on the confirmation screen.
••When you select [YES], you will exit the
[NAME EDIT] screen and the setting change
completes.
••Once the setting change has been completed,
the changed name and values are stored
and they remain after turning off the power or
changing the scene dials.
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Storing scene files and other settings on memory cards
You can save up to four scene file settings or other
settings as files on a memory card, and you can
also load them from the memory card.
••In the case of the scene files, the current settings
are automatically saved in the camera, and the
saved data is written on a memory card. When
the data has been read from a memory card, the
current settings are rewritten at the same time as
the data saved inside the camera.
••The data in all the scene files, <F1> to <F6> is
rewritten.
The following description basically describes
storing scene files.
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>< >
< >< > directions, select a file, and push
the OPERATION lever to set the file name.
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Select the slot number for the memory card
onto which you wish to save from the [CARD
WRITE] item on the setup menu [SCENE
FILE] screen, and push the OPERATION
lever.
For other settings, select the [USER FILE]
screen. (Page 96)
••Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol.1)
••Operations may be performed with buttons on
the remote control that correspond to those on
the camera. For details, see “Remote control”
(Page 24 of Vol.1).
4Push the OPERATION lever again, select
[YES] when the following screen appears,
and push the OPERATION lever.
••In the following example, [SCENE-01] is the
TITLE name. To change the TITLE name, see
the following description.
••“FILE 1 (file name) WRITE COMPLETED” is
displayed when writing is complete.
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mode.
To read files
1) Select [CARD READ] in step 2 and push the
OPERATION lever.
2) Select the file number, and push the
OPERATION lever.
3) Select [YES] on the confirmation screen.
“FILE 1 (file name) READ COMPLETED” is
displayed when reading is complete.
Shooting
5Press the <MENU> button to release menu
To add titles to files
1) Go through steps 1 to 3.
2) Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < >< >
directions to select a character, and tilt in the
< > direction to move to the next character.
The following characters can be input.
(Space), A-Z, 0-9, : < = > ? @ [ ] ^ _ - . /
3) When all input is finished, push the
OPERATION lever.
4) Press [YES] on the confirmation screen.
••If [WRITE PROTECT] appears, release the
protected status of the memory card.
••If “FILE 1 (file name) WRITE FAILED” appears,
quit all other operations (such as playback)
before proceeding.
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Clip metadata (AVCHD mode only)
You can add the video and audio formats, name of
the videographer, shooting location, text memos,
and other information to the video data you have
recorded on the memory card. This data is called
the clip metadata. (For display method, see page 64.)
There are two types of clip metadata: the data that
is recorded automatically during shooting, and the
data in the metadata upload file created on the
memory card which is loaded in the camera. (For
the clip metadata loading method, see page 49.)
Content of clip metadata
You can set the items underlined by loading the
metadata upload file on the memory card. Other
items are set automatically during shooting.
[CLIP PROPERTY / GLOBAL CLIP ID]:
This indicates the global clip ID that shows the
shooting status of the clip.
[CLIP PROPERTY / USER CLIP NAME]:
This indicates the name of the clip that the user
has set.*1
[CLIP PROPERTY / VIDEO & AUDIO]:
This indicates the [FRAME RATE], [REC
RATE], [RESOLUTION], [PULL DOWN] system
and [AUDIO] (recording audio) of the recorded
image.
[CLIP PROPERTY / ACCESS]:
This indicates the [CREATOR] (name of
the person recording), [CREATION DATE]
(recording date), [LAST UPDATE DATE] (date
on which the data was last updated), and
[LAST UPDATE PERSON] (the person who last
updated the data).
[CLIP PROPERTY / DEVICE]:
This indicates the [MANUFACTURER]
(manufacturer of the equipment), [SERIAL NO.]
(serial number of the equipment) and [MODEL
NAME] (equipment model name: AG-AC160 for
this camera).
[CLIP PROPERTY / SHOOT]:
This indicates the [SHOOTER] (name of the
videographer) and the [PLACE NAME] (name
of shooting location).
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[CLIP PROPERTY / LOCATION]:
This indicates [ALTITUDE], [LONGITUDE],
[LATITUDE] of the shooting location, and
[SOURCE] (information source). Not recorded
in this camera.
[CLIP PROPERTY / SCENARIO]:*2
This indicates the [PROGRAM NAME], [SCENE
NO.] (scene number), and [TAKE NO.] (take
number).
[CLIP PROPERTY / NEWS 1]:
This indicates the [REPORTER] (name of the
reporter), and [PURPOSE] (purpose of data
collection).
[CLIP PROPERTY / NEWS 2]:
This indicates the [OBJECT] (target of data
collection).
[CLIP PROPERTY / MEMO]:*3
This indicates the [PERSON] (name of the
person who recorded the text memo), and
[TEXT] (content of the text memo).
*1 If there is no information in the metadata upload
file, consecutive 5-digit numbers will be applied
to the clips in the order that they were recorded,
with the first clip to be recorded given the number
0. The recording method of [CLIP PROPERTY /
USER CLIP NAME] is selectable. For details, see
page 49.
*2 When you input the [CLIP PROPERTY /
SCENARIO], you must input the [PROGRAM
NAME]. You cannot input [SCENE NO.], [TAKE
NO.] only.
*3 When you input a [CLIP PROPERTY / MEMO],
you must input the [TEXT]. You cannot input
[PERSON] only.
• This camera can only display ASCII
characters.
• Due to limitations imposed by the camera
on the number of characters which can be
displayed, not all the data can be displayed.
(This does not mean that data which is
not displayed has been deleted. ) Use an
AVCCAM viewer or other program to check all
the data.
• Metadata can be created with AVCCAM
viewer. (Page 73)
You can perform the following operations.
If necessary make preparations.
••Loading metadata
Insert the memory card on which the metadata
is recorded into the camera. (For details on clip
metadata, see page 48.)
••Selecting whether to record the metadata on the
memory card
••Initializing the metadata inside the camera
••Displaying the metadata inside the camera
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch to go into
<CAMERA> mode.
2Press the <MENU> button.
Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol.1)
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>< >
directions to select [META DATA], and push the
OPERATION lever (or tilt in the < > direction).
4Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>< >
directions to select items, and push the
OPERATION lever.
••Up to eight items of metadata on the memory
card can be displayed, starting from the most
recent creation date.
••If characters other than single-byte
alphanumeric characters are used in the
metadata file to be loaded they are displayed
as “*”.
[RECORD]:
Sets whether to record the metadata loaded on
the camera simultaneously on a memory card
when recording.
Select either [ON]/[OFF] (format/do not format),
and push the OPERATION lever.
The factory setting for this mode is [OFF].
[USER CLIP NAME]:
The [USER CLIP NAME] recording method is
selectable. For details, see the next column.
[META DATA PROP]:
Displays the metadata recorded in the camera.
[CLIP COUNTER RST]:
Resets the counter value to 1.
Select either [YES]/[NO] (reset/do not reset),
and push the OPERATION lever.
[META INIT SET]:
Initializes the metadata recorded in the camera.
Select either [YES]/[NO] (initialize/do not
initialize), and push the OPERATION lever.
Shooting
Uploading metadata [META DATA]
5Press the <MENU> button to release menu
mode.
Selecting the [USER CLIP NAME]
recording method
Press the <MENU> button and select [META
DATA][USER CLIP NAME] to select the [USER
CLIP NAME] recording method. Two options are
available: [TYPE1] and [TYPE2].
[USER CLIP NAME] to be recorded
[TYPE1]
[CARD READ]:
Loads the metadata set on the memory card on
to the camera.
Move to [CARD READ], push the OPERATION
lever, select either [SLOT1]/[SLOT2]/[NO], and
push the OPERATION lever.
[TYPE2]
Uploaded data
When clip metadata
+
Uploaded data
has been loaded
COUNT
value*
When no clip
metadata has been
loaded, or when
recording of loaded
clip metadata has
been disabled
Sequential
5-digit number
in the order of
shooting
Sequential
5-digit number
in order of
shooting
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* The COUNT value is indicated as a 4-digit number.
The COUNT value is incremented each time a new
clip is shot when clip metadata has been loaded
and the recording method has been set to [TYPE2].
The COUNT value can be reset with the following
method. Press the <MENU> button, select [META
DATA][CLIP COUNTER RST][YES], and push
the OPERATION lever to reset the COUNT value to 1.
Using the counter
Counter display
You can display a counter that indicates how much
time has elapsed during shooting or playback.
1Press the <COUNTER> button.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows. (Page 75)
[0:00.00] (<CAMERA> mode only)
Counter value display. Displayed when [TOTAL]*
is selected with the [REC COUNTER] item on
the setup menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
[CLIP 0:00.00]
Displayed when [CLIP]* is selected with the
[REC COUNTER] item on the setup menu
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
Values are automatically reset when shooting
is started, and counter values are displayed
for each individual clip.
* The count is not displayed in <PB> mode.
[TC 12:34:56.01]
Time code display (Displays the frame digits
in 24 frames in PH1080/24P and PH720/24P
modes. In 480i/24P mode, the frame digits are
converted into 30 frames.)
[UB 12 34 56 78]
User information
No display:
Data is not displayed.
• To reset the counter value, press the <RESET/
TC SET> button while the counter value is
being displayed.
TC preset mode
Synchronizes the initial time code value during
multi-camera shooting. (Hereafter, the camera used
for synchronization is described as the MASTER
and the camera being synchronized is described
as the SLAVE.)
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1Connect the TC PRESET IN/OUT terminals
(<VIDEO OUT> terminals) on the two devices
with a pin cable, and turn on the power.
„„MASTER settings
2Check that the MASTER camera is set to
the <CAMERA> mode, and set the [EXT
TC LINK] item on the setup menu [TC/UB
SETUP] screen to [MASTER].
[OUTPUTTING LTC SIGNAL] is displayed on
the screen, and the time code is output from the
TC PRESET IN/OUT terminal (<VIDEO OUT>
terminal).
••Select the same recording format for the
MASTER and SLAVE cameras, and set the
[TCG] item on the [TC/UB SETUP] screen to
[FREE RUN].
••To cancel the time code output, press the
<MENU> button.
„„SLAVE settings
3Set the [EXT TC LINK] item on the setup
menu [TC/UB SETUP] screen to [SLAVE].
4Press the <COUNTER>-<RESET/TC SET>
button. TCG values will be preset to the TC
values input from the MASTER.
••The menu screen is closed and [TC LINK OK]
is displayed in the center of the screen.
••If the TC values cannot be set correctly, [LINK
NG] will be displayed.
••If the SLAVE camera is set to 24P, set the [TC
MODE] item of the MASTER camera to [NDF].
••To cancel the [SLAVE] mode, press the
<MENU> button.
Charging the built-in battery
The camera uses the built-in battery to remember
the date and time.
If [LOW INTERNAL BATTERY] (built-in battery level
is low) is displayed when the date and time are
set, it means that the built-in battery is depleted.
Charge the battery with the following method.
Set the date and time after the battery fully
charged.
1
Connect an AC adaptor to the camera.
(Page 27 of Vol.1)
••Leave the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera at <OFF>.
2Leave the camera for approximately four
hours.
••The built-in battery is charged.
••Check the time code and menu operations
after charging.
Specifying the time code ([TC
PRESET] item)
Set the time code value with the [TC PRESET]
item to record any value as the time code value at
the start of recording.
Shooting
Charging the built-in battery/setting the time code
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Select the [TC PRESET] item on the setup
menu [TC/UB SETUP] screen.
••Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol.1)
••Operations can be performed with buttons on
the remote control that correspond to those on
the camera. For details, see “Remote control”
(Page 24 of Vol.1).
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>
direction to move to [YES], and push the
OPERATION lever.
If the date and time are not remembered after
charging, the built-in battery needs to be replaced.
Consult your dealer.
Setting the time code
Perform various time code related settings with the
following items on the setup menu [TC/UB SETUP]
screen. (Page 91)
••[TC MODE] item
••[TCG] item
••[TC PRESET] item
••[UB MODE] item (DV mode only)
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4When the following screen appears, set the
time code value.
Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < >< >
directions to select the time code value.
Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < > direction
to move to the next digit, and tilt in the < >< >
directions again to select the value.
• You can reset the time code value to zero by
pressing the <RESET/TC SET> button while
setting the time code.
Camera
5When finished setting the time code value,
push the OPERATION lever.
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6Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>
direction to move to [YES], and push the
OPERATION lever.
This camera adjusts the time code value in
accordance with the format and frame rate. For this
reason, bear in mind that making a change in the
format or frame rate may result in discontinuity from
the last time code value of the previous recording.
Adjustments are made in increments in the
following table when the recording format is 24P.
Recording format
Time code adjustment
1080/24P
720/24P
4-frame increments
480/24P
5-frame increments
Setting user information allows you to store 8-digit
memo information in the hexadecimal format. User
information is automatically saved in the memory
and retained after you turn off the power.
In DV mode, [USER]/[TIME]/[DATE]/[TCG]/[FRAME
RATE] can be selected with the [UB MODE] item
on the setup menu [TC/UB SETUP] screen. Select
[USER] to set user information in DV mode.
Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < > direction
to move to the next digit, and tilt in the < >< >
directions again to select the character.
Shooting
Setting user information
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the
camera <ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Select the [UB PRESET] item on the setup
menu [TC/UB SETUP] screen.
••Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol.1)
••Operations can be performed with buttons on
the remote control that correspond to those on
the camera. For details, see “Remote control”
(Page 24 of Vol.1).
• You can reset the user information to zero by
pressing the <RESET/TC SET> button while
setting the user information.
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>
direction to move to [YES], and push the
OPERATION lever.
Camera
5When finished setting the user information,
push the OPERATION lever.
6Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>
direction to move to [YES], and push the
OPERATION lever.
4Set the user information.
Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < >< >
directions to select user information characters.
••You can set numbers from 0 to 9 and letters
from A to F for the user information.
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Playback
Basic playback operations
Mode lamp
<MODE>
1Turn the POWER/MODE switch to the
POWER/MODE switch
<MODE> position to light the mode lamp
<PB>.
The mode lamp <PB> is lit in green and the
<PB> mode is enabled.
••Each time you turn the switch to the <MODE>
position, the <CAMERA> mode and the <PB>
mode switch.
START/
STOP
PHOTO
EXT
DISPLAY SHOT
For details on playing back clips using thumbnails, see page 55.
Operations using the Operation lever
Play < >
Press to play the clip with the cursor position.
DATE/
TIME
ZOOM
Remote control
VOL
START/
SEARCH
PLAYSTOP
PHOTO
EXTSEARCH
DISPLAY SHOT
STILL ADV
DATE/
TIME
SKIP
PAUSE
STILL ADV
ZOOM
STOP
SKIP
VOL
Fast forward <
>
Press during playback to scroll quickly (approx. 10 times the speed)
through the clip.
Repeat the operation to scroll more quickly (approx. 20 times the speed).
Press while pause to move to the next clip.
Rewind <
>
Press during playback to scroll quickly backwards (approx. 10 times the
speed) through the clip.
Repeat the operation to scroll more quickly backwards (approx. 20 times
the speed).
Press while pause to move to the previous clip.
Stop <
>
SEARCH
MENU
ENTER
PLAY SEARCH
PAUSE STILL ADV
START/
PHOTO
EXT
SKIP
STOPSHOTSKIPSTOP
DISPLAY
STILL ADV
DATE/
TIME
MENU
ZOOM
ENTER
VOL
SEARCH
PLAY
STILL ADV
PAUSE
SEARCH
STILL ADV
START/
PHOTO STOP
EXT
SHOT
DISPLAY
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
DATE/
TIME
ZOOM
MENU
ENTER
VOL
SEARCH
PLAY
STILL ADV
PAUSE
SEARCH
STILL ADV
START/
PHOTO STOP
EXT
SKIP SHOT
STOP
SKIP
DISPLAY
DATE/
TIME
MENU
ZOOM
ENTER
VOL
Pause < >
Press during playback to pause the clip.
Press again to return to normal playback.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
MENU
ENTER
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Video data created in one shooting session is called a clip. When the <PB> mode has been established,
the clips will be displayed on the LCD monitor as thumbnails. (When there is a large number of clips, it will
take some time for them to be displayed on the screen.)
You can perform the following operations using the thumbnail screen.
••Play and delete clips
••Format memory card
••Protect clips, and add or delete index (only in AVCHD mode)
••Add or delete shot mark
••Clips recorded in AVCHD mode will not be displayed in thumbnails in DV mode. Also, clips recorded in
DV mode will not be displayed in thumbnails in AVCHD mode.
••When two memory cards containing clips are inserted in both memory card slots, clips in the memory
card in the selected slot will be displayed in thumbnails. To display the thumbnails of clips in another
memory card, switch the slot for playback. (Page 57)
••If a memory card includes more than 1000 clips, thumbnails exceeding 1000 will not be displayed.
••To display clip information, select a clip and press the <DISP/MODE CHK> button.
Playback
Thumbnail screen
Basic thumbnail screen operations
To select thumbnail:
Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < >< >< >< > directions to select
thumbnail. (Orange frame moves)
To play back clips:
Select the thumbnail, and push the OPERATION lever. (For details on
playback, see page 54.)
To change the slot for playback:
Press the <SLOT SEL> button to select the slot.
„„In AVCHD mode
1
2
3
4
10
11
12
5
6 7
8
9
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„„In DV mode
1
2
3
4
10
XX !
X !
6
7
8
9
5
1 Thumbnail display status (Page 60)
The types of clips displayed as thumbnails
appear in this area.
8 Recording format display
Displays recording format of the clip with the
cursor position.
2 Repeat playback indicator (Page 58)
Displayed during repeat playback.
9 Duration display
Displays duration of the clip with the cursor
position.
3 Media status display
Displays status of memory card.
4 Battery level display (Page 25 of Vol. 1)
Displays remaining battery level.
5 Cursor (Orange frame)
Displayed on currently selected thumbnail.
6 Recording mode display
Displays recording mode if the clip currently
highlighted by the cursor has been shot in PH,
PM, and DV modes. (Page 14)
7 Time display (Page 60)
Displays a time code at start of clip recording/
user information at start of clip recording/
shooting time/shooting date/shooting date and
time - according to settings.
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12
10 Clip number
Displayed in order of shooting. (Up to 1000
clips) Numbers of clips that cannot be played
back (e.g. clips with different recording formats)
are displayed in red.
To play clips displayed in red, set the [PB
FORMAT] item in the setup menu [PLAY
SETUP] screen to the appropriate recording
format. (Page 99)
11 [
]: Clip protect display (AVCHD mode
only)
Displayed on protected clips.
••To display CLIP PROPERTY on the
thumbnail screen, move the cursor using the
OPERATION lever to the clip you want to
display properties for, and press the <DISP/
MODE CHK> button. For details on display,
see “Clip information screen” (Page 64). Press
the <MENU> button while displaying the
properties to return to the thumbnail screen.
Playback
12 Indicators
••In AVCHD mode
[
]: Shot mark
This indicates that a clip has a shot mark.
(Page 57)
[
]: Index
This indicates that indexes have been added.
(Page 61)
[
]: Resume playback display
Displayed on clips on which resume playback
setting has been applied.
••In DV mode
[
]: Shot mark
This indicates that a clip has a shot mark.
(Page 57)
[ W ]: Wide
Displayed on clips recorded in 16:9 angular
field.
[
]: Resume playback display
Displayed on clips on which resume playback
setting has been applied.
[ X ] (Yellow): Defective clip (repairable
clip)
Displayed on defective clips resulted from
turning off the power during recording, etc.
These may be repaired. (Page 62)
[ X ] (Red): Defective clip (unrepairable
clip)
Displayed on defective clips resulted from
turning off the power during recording, etc.
Delete these clips because they are not
repairable. If you cannot delete these clips,
format the memory card with this camera.
(Page 13)
[ ? ]: Defective clip (clip with unknown
content)
Displayed on clips with unknown content
because the content is incompatible with this
camera.
[ ! ]: Incomplete clip
When the recording capacity of one
clip exceeds 4 GB (recording time is
approximately 16 minutes), the clip is
automatically split and saved as another clip.
This is displayed on clips that were not saved
successfully as associated clips due to power
being switched off during recording, etc.
Adding shot marks to clips
Adding shot marks [ ] will make it easier to find
the clips you are looking for.
1Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>< >
< >< > directions to move the yellow frame
to the clip for which a shot mark is to be
added.
2Press the USER button to which the shot
mark function has been allocated. (Page 87)
To release a shot mark, repeat the preceding
steps.
••It is not possible to add shot marks to clips
shot using a consumer camcorder model.
Selecting the memory card slot for
playback
You can switch the memory card slot for playback.
1Press the <SLOT SEL> button when the
thumbnail screen is displayed in the <PB>
mode.
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Playback settings [PLAY SETUP]
Make settings for playback format and method.
Setting playback format [PB FORMAT]
(only in AVCHD mode)
Set format for playback.
Use this setting to repeatedly play back all
available clips on the selected slot.
1Press the <MENU> button.
Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol. 1)
1Press the <MENU> button.
2Set the [REPEAT PLAY] item in the [PLAY
2
3Press the <MENU> button to return to the
Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol. 1)
Select the [PB FORMAT] item in the [PLAY
SETUP] screen, and push the OPERATION
lever (or tilt in the direction).
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>< >
directions to select the format for playback,
and push the OPERATION lever.
••The setting for the [REC FORMAT] item
on the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP]
screen is reflected as the initial setting.
••Clip numbers will be displayed in black
where playback is possible, and in red where
playback is not possible.
••Even if the playback format is set, the
recording format set in the [REC FORMAT]
item on the setup menu [RECORDING
SETUP] screen is restored when the camera
is switched to <CAMERA> mode.
••If the playback format does not conform to the
clips created at the relay destination using the
relay recording function, thumbnail images
will not be displayed ([!] will be displayed).
Thumbnail images will be displayed when the
playback format is matched to the clips.
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Repeat playback [REPEAT PLAY]
SETUP] screen to [ON].
thumbnail screen.
The repeat playback indicator will be displayed.
When the playback operation is performed, the
playable clips are played back repeatedly.
••Repeat playback will continue until playback
is paused.
••To turn the repeat playback setting [OFF],
select [OFF] in step 2.
Use this setting to play back from where a clip had
previously been paused.
1
Press the <MENU> button.
Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol. 1)
2Set the [RESUME PLAY] item in the [PLAY
SETUP] screen to [ON].
3Press the <MENU> button to return to the
thumbnail screen.
4Select a clip for playback.
If playback has previously been paused, the
resume playback indicator will be displayed on
the clip thumbnail, and the remainder of the clip
will be played the next time the clip is selected
for playback.
••To turn the resume playback setting [OFF],
select [OFF] in step 2.
••If you turn OFF the power or switch to
<CAMERA> mode, the video position that
was being played is canceled. (Playback will
start from the beginning of the last clip.)
Setting the skip method [SKIP MODE]
(only in AVCHD mode)
Select which skip (cue) operation is to be
performed when playback is paused.
1Press the <MENU> button.
Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol. 1)
2Select the [SKIP MODE] item in the [PLAY
SETUP] screen.
3Select the skip method.
Playback
Resume playback [RESUME PLAY]
[CLIP]:
Move to the beginning of the previous or next
clip by tilting the OPERATION lever in the
< > or < > direction while playback is
paused.
[CLIP & INDEX]:
Move to the beginning of the previous or next
clip, or to the previous or next INDEX position,
by tilting the OPERATION lever in the < > or
< > direction while playback is paused.
4Press the <MENU> button to return to the
thumbnail screen.
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Thumbnail operations
Selecting the thumbnail display
method [THUMBNAIL]
You can display the kind of clips you want to see
as thumbnails.
You can also set how you want the thumbnails to
appear on the screen more precisely.
1Press the <MENU> button.
Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol. 1)
2Select the [THUMBNAIL], and push the
OPERATION lever (or tilt in the < >
direction).
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>< >
directions to select items, and push the
OPERATION lever.
[INDICATOR]:
Sets [ON]/[OFF] (display/hide) of indicator.
(Factory setting is [ON].)
Clip protect display and resume playback
display will still appear even if this setting is
set to [OFF].
[DATA DISPLAY]:
Select format of clip time display - [TC]
(time code)/[UB] (user information)/[TIME]
(shooting time)/[DATE] (shooting date)/
[DATE&TIME] (shooting date and time). If
[DATE&TIME] is selected, the display will be
in the format “Month-Day Time”.
[DATE FORMAT]:
Select display order for shooting date - [Y/M/
D] (Year-Month-Day)/[M/D/Y] (Month-DayYear)/[D/M/Y] (Day-Month-Year).
This setting will not be reflected in CLIP
PROPERTY.
4Press the <MENU> button to return to the
thumbnail screen.
[THUMBNAIL MODE]:
Select the clips to be displayed.
[ALL]:
Displays all clips.
[SAME FORMAT] (only in AVCHD mode):
Displays clips in the same format as the
current PB format.
[MARKER]:
Displays all clips with shot marks.
[INDEX] (only in AVCHD mode):
Displays all clips with indexes.
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Clips may be deleted or protected (only in AVCHD
mode).
1Press the <MENU> button.
Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol. 1)
2Select the [OPERATION], and push the
OPERATION lever (or tilt in the < >
direction).
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>< >
directions to select items, and push the
OPERATION lever.
[DELETE]:
[ALL CLIPS]:
Deletes all clips.
Select [YES]/[NO] (delete/do not delete),
and push the OPERATION lever.
[SELECT]:
Deletes selected clips.
If clips are selected with the OPERATION
lever, the selected clips appear within a
red frame. (Repeat this operation to select
multiple clips.)
Press the <EXEC> button to confirm, tilt the
OPERATION lever in the < >< > directions
to select [YES]/[NO] (delete/do not delete),
and push the OPERATION lever.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
Playback
Deleting and protecting clips
[OPERATION]
• Protected clips cannot be deleted.
• If selecting [ALL CLIPS] to delete all clips from
the memory, this operation may take some
time to complete, depending on the volume of
clips to be deleted.
• Deletion cannot be performed via the remote
control.
• To abort deletion, push the OPERATION lever
while CANCEL is displayed on the screen. The
already deleted clips cannot be restored even
if the deletion process is aborted.
[INDEX] (only in AVCHD mode):
[YES]:
Attach indexes to selected clips.
1) Select the clip to play, and push the
OPERATION lever at the point for an
index to be added.
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2) Select [YES] on the confirmation screen
to attach an index.
••The point in the clip at which the index
will actually be attached will be accurate
to within an error of 0.5 seconds.
••To delete the index, select
[INDEX][YES] in step 3 before
performing the following.
1) Select the clip to play, tilt the
OPERATION lever in the < >
direction, and pause the clip.
2) Since tilting the OPERATION lever
in the < >< > directions moves the
pointer between the points where
indexes are attached, move the
pointer to the index to be deleted, and
push the OPERATION lever.
3) Select [YES] on the confirmation
screen.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
• It is not possible to add indexes to clips shot
using a consumer camcorder model.
• It is not possible to adjust the volume during
index playback.
[CLIP PROTECT] (only in AVCHD mode):
[YES]:
Protects selected clips. ([
] mark will be
displayed.)
••Cancels protection when the protected
clip is selected. ([
] mark will
disappear.)
Formatting the memory card will delete all
clips even if they are protected.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
4Press the <MENU> button to return to the
thumbnail screen.
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Repairing clips (only in DV mode)
Repair clips on which the defective clip indicator
[ X ] (Yellow) is displayed on the thumbnail screen.
••Clips with the defective clip indicator [ X ] (Red)
cannot be repaired.
1Press the <MENU> button on the thumbnail
screen.
The thumbnail menu will be displayed.
2Select [REPAIR] in the [OPERATION] item on
the thumbnail menu and press [YES].
3Select a clip to repair using the OPERATION
lever.
4Press the <EXEC> button.
5Select [YES] on the confirmation screen,
and push the OPERATION lever.
Clip repair will be performed.
••When shot mark has been set on the clip, the
setting is canceled.
• Repair defective clips with this camera before
moving them to a computer. Defective clips
cannot be repaired once they are moved to
a computer and written back on the memory
card.
Formatting memory card/checking clip
and memory card information [CARD
FUNCTIONS]
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>
< > directions to select items, and push the
OPERATION lever.
Memory cards can be formatted, and clip and
memory card information can be checked.
Playback
1Press the <MENU> button.
Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol. 1)
2Select [CARD FUNCTIONS], and push
the OPERATION lever (or tilt in the < >
direction).
[CARD FORMAT]:
••Insert a memory card to be formatted into the
camera.
••When a memory card is formatted, all data
(including clips shot in AVCHD mode and
DV mode) is erased and cannot be restored.
Save any valuable data on your computer
before formatting.
Select [YES]/[NO] (format/do not format), and
push the OPERATION lever.
[CARD STATUS]:
Displays the memory card information.
(Page 64)
[CLIP PROPERTY]:
Displays information of the selected clip.
(Page 64)
••Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < >< >
directions to display information of previous or
following clips.
4Press the <MENU> button to return to the
thumbnail screen.
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Clip information screen
••In AVCHD mode
Memory card information screen
1
2
1
2
3
1 [USED SPACE]: Used space
2 [FREE SPACE]: Available space
••In DV mode
1
2
3
1 Clip number
2 Thumbnail
For the thumbnail screen, see page 55.
3 Clip information
Displays data attached to the clip.
[START TC]:
Time code value at start of recording
[START UB]:
User information value at start of recording
[DATE/TIME]:
Date of recording and time at start of
recording
[TIME ZONE]:
Displays time zone.
[DURATION]:
Clip length
[FORMAT]:
Recording format
••Clip metadata (AVCHD mode only)
Press the <EXEC> button while the clip
information screen is being displayed to display
more detailed information, including video
and audio formats, and information about the
videographer, etc.
Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < >< >
directions to check the desired information. (For
details on clip metadata, see page 48.)
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Useful playback functions
1Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>
(rewind) or < > (fast forward) direction
during playback (or press the <SEARCH>
button on the remote control).
Clip will play forwards/backwards at
approximately 10 times the normal speed.
Repeat the operation to play the clip forwards/
backwards at approximately 20 times the
normal speed.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
Next/previous clip
1Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>
direction during playback to pause the clip
(or press the <PAUSE> button on the remote
control).
2Tilt the OPERATION lever in the <
>
(rewind) or < > (fast forward) direction
(or press the <SKIP> button on the remote
control).
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
Playback
Fast forward/rewind playback
Camera or remote control
To return to normal playback, tilt the OPERATION
lever in the < > direction (play) (or press the
<PLAY> button on the remote control).
••The screen will return to the thumbnail display
after the playback of the last clip is completed
during fast forward playback.
••The screen will pause at the first clip after the fast
rewind playback of the first clip is completed.
••No audio will be played during fast forward or
rewind playback.
Camera or remote control
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Frame-by-frame playback
DATE/
TIME
1
ZOOM
Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < >
direction during playback to pause the clip
(or press the <PAUSE> button on the remote
control).
VOL
2Press the <AUDIO MON/ADV> button (or
press the <STILL ADV> button on the remote
control).
••Hold down to continuously advance frame-byframe until the button is released.
••Hold down the <STILL ADV> button on the
remote control to switch to continuous frame
by frame mode. Press the <PAUSE> button to
cancel.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
Camera or
remote control
Viewing images on a television or
another monitor
You can view the images on a television if you
connect the unit to a television or another monitor
set using a video pin cable (optional), audio pin
cable (optional), HDMI cable (optional), or BNC
cable (optional).
1Connect the camera to a television or
another monitor. (Page 70)
2Start playback.
Camera or
remote control
When the <+> button is pressed, the images are
advanced in the forward direction frame-by-frame,
and when the <-> button is pressed, they are
advanced in the reverse direction at half-second
intervals (in AVCHD mode) or one frame at a time
(in DV mode).
To return to normal playback, tilt the OPERATION
lever in the < > direction (play) (or press the
<PLAY> button on the remote control).
Adjusting volume
1The volume of audio output from the built-
in speaker and headphone jack can be
adjusted with the <AUDIO MON/ADV>
buttons during playback.
Press the <ZOOM>/<VOL> buttons if using the
remote control.
••To show the information that appears on the
viewfinder and LCD monitor on a television,
press the <EXT DISPLAY> button on the
remote control.
Press the <EXT DISPLAY> button again to
clear the display.
PHOTO
EXT
DISPLAY SHOT
DATE/
TIME
ZOOM
VOL
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
Checking the date and time of shooting
Press the <DATE/TIME> button
on the remote
MENU
control to show the year, month, date and time of
ENTER
shooting on the viewfinder
and the LCD monitor.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows.
Time
Date
Time and Date
No display
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START/
STOP
PHOTO
EXT
DISPLAY SHOT
DATE/
TIME
START/
STOP
ZOOM
VOL
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
Editing
Connecting external devices
Playback
Headphones
Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm)
Editing
••Sound is no longer heard from the speaker when the headphones (optional) are connected.
External microphone
Microphone (optional)
AG-MC200G
Microphone holder
Microphone
holder adaptor
12 mm
AUDIO INPUT
1/2 terminal
6 mm
••When attaching an external microphone to the microphone shoe, use the supplied microphone holder
and microphone holder adaptor.
••When attaching the microphone holder and the microphone holder adaptor, be sure to tighten the screws
firmly even though you might hear a squeaking sound.
••When wiring the microphone cable, use the cable clamper of the microphone holder adaptor.
Cable clamp
Microphone holder adaptor
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Computer
„„File transfer/nonlinear editing
You can connect a computer to the camera using a USB 2.0 cable (optional) and transfer files.
Computer
USB2.0 connection cable (optional)
Mini-B
USB 2.0
••For details on conditions of the computer and other factors, see page 72.
••No USB2.0 connection cable is included with this camera. Use a commercial double-shielded USB2.0
connection cable (shielded for noise suppression).
„„1394 AVC transfer/nonlinear editing
You can connect a computer to the camera using an IEEE1394 cable (optional) and perform 1394
AVC transfer. (Only in DV mode)
••Set the camera to the <PB> mode.
Computer
IEEE1394 cable (optional)
6-pin
••When controlling the camera from a nonlinear editing device, you can operate the clip on the cursor
position in the thumbnail screen, which is displayed on the LCD.
••When the camera cannot be controlled by the nonlinear editing device, operate the clip to import with the
camera.
••When connecting and disconnecting an IEEE1394 cable, be sure to turn off the power of the device to be
connected.
••When connecting an external device equipped with a 4-pin type IEEE1394 terminal, connect the <DV
OUT> terminal (6-pin) first.
••Use a double-shielded IEEE1394 cable.
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Digital device
„„1394 AVC transfer
You can connect a digital device to the camera using an IEEE1394 cable (optional) and perform
1394 AVC transfer. (Only in DV mode)
••Set the camera to the <PB> mode.
Editing
Digital device
6-pin
IEEE1394 cable (optional)
••When connecting and disconnecting an IEEE1394 cable, be sure to turn off the power of the device to be
connected.
••When connecting an external device equipped with a 4-pin type IEEE1394 terminal, connect the <DV
OUT> terminal (6-pin) first.
••Use a double-shielded IEEE1394 cable.
„„AUTO REC function
You can output the information on start/stop of the recording via the SDI (HD) output when
recording with the camera starts/stops, and control an external device.
••You can use this function only when using a supported external device.
Digital device
BNC cable (optional)
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TV/Monitor
Only the output signals from the camera are shown.
Audio pin cable (optional)
White: CH1(LCH) audio
Red: CH2(RCH) audio
TV/Monitor
HDMI cable
(optional)
BNC cable
(optional)
Connect the
one that
matches the
terminal of
TV/monitor
Video pin cable
(optional)
„„When outputting video and audio signals from the camera to an external device, connect to the
input terminals of the external device.
••Use an HDMI cable (optional) with double-shield or higher.
••It is recommended that you use an HDMI cable manufactured by Panasonic.
••This camera is not compatible with VIERA Link.
••Use a BNC cable (optional) with double-shield that is equivalent to 5C-FB to connect to <SDI OUT>
terminal.
„„Limitations of image output
••When using <SDI OUT> output, the LCD monitor and the viewfinder cannot be displayed simultaneously.
In order to display them simultaneously, set the [SDI OUT] item on the setup menu [AV OUT SETUP]
screen to [OFF]. When the [EVF MODE] item on the setup menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen is set to
[AUTO], the viewfinder display disappears upon opening/closing of the LCD monitor.
••No <HDMI OUT> and <VIDEO OUT> will be output when the [REC FORMAT] item in the [RECORDING
SETUP] screen is set to [PH 1080/24P], and the [SDI 24PsF] item in the [AV OUT SETUP] screen is set
to [ON].
••Some displays, such as time code display and audio level meter display may not be visible on the videos
output from the output terminal.
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„„Output list when external devices (TV/Monitor) are connected
[SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
Menu settings
SDI&HDMI DOWNCON
REC FORMAT
OUT SEL
MODE
1080/60i(30P)
1080/24P
Disabled
SDI
OUT
ON
720/60P(30P),
720/24P
1080i/720P
AVCHD
DV
1080/60i(30P),
1080/24P
720/60P(30P),
720/24P
1080/60i(30P),
1080/24P
720/60P(30P),
720/24P
480/60i
480/30P
480/24P
Output terminal format
HDMI
VIDEO
SDI
SDI OUT
OUT
OUT
24PsF
Disabled 1080/60i
1080/60i No output
ON 1080/24PsF No output*2 No output
1080/60i
1080/60i No output
OFF
Disabled
SIDE CROP
LETTER BOX
SQUEEZE*1
DOWN
CONV
SIDE CROP
LETTER BOX
SQUEEZE
Disabled
Disabled
OFF
720/60P
720/60P
No output
No output
1080/60i
480/60i
Disabled
No output
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Disabled
Disabled
480/60i
720/60P
480/60i
DV OUT
No output
Editing
Mode
*3
480/60P*4 No output
No output
480/60P*4
480/60i
480/60i
No output
480/60i
480/60i
No output
No output
480/60i
480/60i
[SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
Mode
Menu settings
SDI&HDMI DOWNCON
REC FORMAT
OUT SEL
MODE
1080/50i(25P)
Menu settings
disabled
720/50P(25P)
1080/50i(25P) 1080i/720P
AVCHD
720/50P(25P)
1080/50i(25P)
720/50P(25P)
DV
576/50i
576/25P
DOWN
CONV
Disabled
SIDE CROP
LETTER BOX
SQUEEZE*1
SIDE CROP
LETTER BOX
SQUEEZE
Disabled
SDI OUT
ON
OFF
Output terminal format
HDMI
VIDEO
SDI OUT
OUT
OUT
1080/50i
1080/50i No output
1080/50i
1080/50i No output
No output
1080/50i
576/50i
No output
720/50P
576/50i*3
DV OUT
No output
576/50P*4 No output
ON
576/50i
OFF
No output
576/50P*4
576/50i
ON
576/50i
No output
576/50i
576/50i
OFF
No output
No output
576/50i
576/50i
*1 Both of the formats are enabled only when output is performed with <VIDEO OUT>.
*2 When the [SDI 24PsF] item of the setup menu [AV OUT SETUP] screen is set to [ON], <HDMI> will not be
output.
*3 Video is not output from <VIDEO OUT> when HDMI connection is in use. Output when HDMI connection is
not used.
*4 In AVCHD mode, if the [SDI&HDMI OUT SEL] item on the [AV OUT SETUP] screen is set to [DOWN CONV],
the signal is converted to progressive (480P or 576P) and output from the HDMI OUT terminal.
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Nonlinear editing
Nonlinear editing of video data on memory cards
can be performed by connecting the camera via the
USB2.0 connection cable to a computer for editing
(Page 68).
Use a sufficiently charged battery or the AC
adaptor.
The following conditions are necessary for USB
connection.
••PC with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or
Windows 7, or Macintosh with Intel CPU (Intel
Mac)
••USB2.0 (High Speed, Mass Storage Class)
compatibility (not compatible with USB1.1)
••Only connect to one computer at a time.
••Camera cannot be operated if a hub or other
device is connected between the camera and
computer.
1Insert a memory card into the camera, and
turn the POWER/MODE switch of the camera
<ON>. (Page 30 of Vol.1)
2Connect the camera to a computer with a
USB2.0 connection cable.
Turn on the power of the computer before
connecting.
3Select [PC].
Dubbing can be performed to a Blu-ray Disc
Recorder, etc. by selecting [RECORDER].
4Perform nonlinear editing on the computer.
The contents of the memory card will appear as
a removable disk icon within My Computer or
the desktop on the computer screen. (Page 73)
(Example) Windows
Removable disk (E:)
(Example) Macintosh
NO NAME
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••When copying files from the camera to a
computer, take care to ensure that files are
not accidentally overwritten.
••For more details, refer to the operating
instructions of your computer editing software.
••When changing memory cards, always ensure
that the access lamp is not flashing and
that the memory card is not currently being
accessed.
••Camera functions cannot be used when the
camera is connected to a computer.
••Always perform “safe hardware removal”
when disconnecting the cable.
••The data on the memory card cannot be
accessed when the memory card slot cover is
open.
••If you use the battery and connecting a USB
cable, no output will be performed from
<SDI OUT>, <HDMI>, and <VIDEO OUT>
terminals. When USB cable is connected,
a message appears and then disappears
on the LCD monitor and viewfinder, which
is displayed again when operating the
OPERATION lever. (This does not occur when
connecting an AC adaptor.)
5Turn off the power of the camera.
••If the camera cannot be correctly recognized
by the computer, you may be able to remedy
that by one of the following methods.
- Turn the power of the camera and the
computer off and back on again.
- Remove the memory card from the camera
and reinsert it.
- Connect to a different USB2.0 terminal on
the computer.
••If you are using an SDXC memory card, some
computers may not recognize the data. Make
sure your computer supports SDXC cards.
How to handle data recorded on the memory card
Data recorded in AVCHD format offers excellent
Drive:\
compatibility with computers due to the file type,
PRIVATE
but since this format includes not only video
and audio data, but also a variety of important
AVCHD
information, the folder structure will consist of file
AVCHDTN
associations as illustrated in the diagram on the
BDMV
right. If even part of this information is modified or
CLIPINF
deleted, the data may no longer be recognized as
AVCHD data, or the memory card may not longer
PLAYLIST
be able to be used with AVCHD devices.
STREAM
To prevent the loss of any part of the information
when transferring data on the memory card to a computer or when copying data stored on a computer
back onto the memory card, be sure to use the dedicated AVCCAM viewer. The AVCCAM Viewer can also
be downloaded from the following website.
(Compatible OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 or Mac OS X10.4 or later /Mac OS 10.5/Mac OS
10.6)
http://pro-av.panasonic.net/
Editing
AVCHD mode
„„Concerning the handling of the camera’s metadata
The metadata supported by the camera is held in a special manufacturer area in the control file area for
the AVCHD standard.
If files are deleted or copied, if clip protection is added or removed or if other such editing operations
have been performed using editing software or a camera recorder which does not support this camera’s
metadata, the special area for the metadata will be erased, and the shot marks and indexes added by
the camera as well as the PH mode information and other information will be lost.
Therefore, before proceeding with these kinds of editing operations, check whether the camera’s
metadata is supported.
In DV mode
Video and audio data in DV format are AVI Type2
files and the folder structure will consist of file
associations as illustrated in the diagram on the
right.
“VIDEO” folder contains saved video and audio data
(such as “001AB00.AVI”). “ICON” folder contains the
thumbnails of video data.
Since these folders contain other information
required for playback on this camera, modifying or
deleting any of them may disable playback of data.
Drive:\
PRIVATE
MEIGROUP
SBGDVSD
VIDEO
ETC
AUDIO*
CLIP
ICON
* AUDIO folder is not created for this camera.
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Dubbing
Dubbing with Blu-ray Disc Recorder
••In this manual, “Blu-ray disc recorder” is referred to as “BD recorder”.
Insert a memory card containing video shot in AVCHD mode using the camera into a Blu-ray Disc Recorder
manufactured by Panasonic to save the contents in a Blu-ray Disc, DVD, or HDD.
••Use a Blu-ray Disc Recorder that supports AVCHD. However, dubbing may not be performed even
when AVCHD is supported. For details on how to perform dubbing onto a Blu-ray Disc, read the
operating instructions of the Blu-ray Disc Recorder.
••When dubbing of videos shot with the camera is performed on a Blu-ray Disc (BD-RE, BD-R), HDD,
or DVD, metadata information supported by the camera will be lost.
In order to perform dubbing including metadata information, use the dedicated software AVCCAM
viewer. (Page 73)
1Remove the memory card from the camera after shooting.
Turn the power of the camera off before removing the memory card.
2Insert the memory card into the memory card slot of the Blu-ray Disc/DVD recorder.
For details on how to perform dubbing onto a Blu-ray Disc, read the operating instructions of the Bluray Disc/DVD recorder.
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Displays
Screen displays
Normal displays
„„During AVCHD mode
10 11
1h12m
1 2 R123 h45m
D5X AREA
META
ATW
60
15dB
ND1/64
➞
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
99%
1/1000
ALCH1 2
STD
LPCM
29 30 31 32
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
14
37
33 34 35 36
„„During DV mode
3
1 2
4 5 6 78 9
PRE-REC
1 2 R123 h45m
10 11
1h11m
D5X AREA
ATW
60
15dB
ND1/64
➞
12
38
14
39
15
16
17
18
99%
1/1000
ALCH1 2
C
H
C
H
29 30 31 32
Editing
4 5 6 78 9
Displays
2 3
1
STD
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
14
37
33 34 35 36
1 Time code display
Every time you press the <COUNTER> button,
you switch to the following data (or no display).
[COUNTER]:
Counter value
Displayed when [TOTAL] is selected from the
[REC COUNTER] item on the setup menu
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
[CLIP]:
The counter value of [CLIP] for each shooting
Displayed when [CLIP] is selected from the
[REC COUNTER] item on the setup menu
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
••The count is not displayed in <PB> mode.
[TC]:
Time code value
When a time code value has not been
correctly read from the memory card,
[TC *] is displayed.
[UB]:
User information value
When a user information value has not been
correctly read from the memory card,
[UB *] is displayed.
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2 Media capacity display
Displays remaining capacity for the recording
frame rate set from the [REC FORMAT] item on
the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen.
Not displayed during <PB> mode.
••Time displayed is a guideline only.
••The remaining capacity of slot 2 is also
displayed here.
3 Recording mode display
[ ]: During relay recording
••The media capacity display displays the total
remaining capacity of two memory cards.
[ ]: During SIMUL REC
••The media capacity display displays the
capacity possible for SIMUL REC.
4 Center marker frame display
Displayed when the [CENTER MARKER] item
on the setup menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen is
[ON].
5 AREA frame display
Displays the range of the AREA function.
6 Recording function display
[ PRE-REC ]: When pre-rec mode is ON
[
]: During INTERVAL REC mode (AVCHD
mode only)
7 <AUTO/MANU> switch
Displayed when you switch the <AUTO/MANU>
switch to <AUTO>.
[ ]: When shooting in Auto mode
[ ]: When shooting in auto mode that allows
[FACE DETECT] function
Displayed when you switch the <AUTO/MANU>
switch to <MANU>.
[ ]: When shooting in manual mode that
allows [FACE DETECT] function (when
setting auto focus or auto iris)
8 Operation status display
[ ] (Red):
Shooting
[ ] (Green): Shooting paused
[ ] (Green): Playback
Playback paused
[ ] (White):
Playback paused at INDEX
INDEX [ ]:
position
[
] ([
]): Frame-by-frame playback
(Frame-by-frame reverse
playback)
[
] ([
]): Cued playback (cued reverse
playback)
[
] ([
]): Fast forward/fast forward
playback
(Rewind/fast rewind playback)
[ ] ( [ ] ):
Pause at final scene
(pause at starting scene)
9 Digital zoom magnification display
Displays digital zoom magnification.
[D2X]:
2X
[D5X]:
5X
[D10X]:
10X
10 AREA operation display
Displayed when an operation is being
performed in the area inside the function frame
with the <FUNCTION> knob.
11 Safety zone
Displays the range set with the [SAFETY ZONE]
item (Page 93) on the setup menu [DISPLAY
SETUP] screen.
••During AVCHD mode
[90%]:
90% display at 16:9
[4:3]:
100% display at 4:3
[14:9]:
100% display at 14:9
[1.85:1]:
100% display at 1.85:1
[2:1]:
100% display at 2:1
[2.35:1]:
100% display at 2.35:1
[2.39:1]:
100% display at 2.39:1
[GRID]:
16:9 angular field of view with
nine grid lines
••During DV mode
[90%]:
100% display at 16:9
[4:3]:
100% display at 4:3
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13 Metadata recording display (AVCHD mode
only)
[ META ]:
When metadata recording is [ON]
No display:When metadata recording is [OFF]
14 Recording format display (Page 89)
15 System frequency display
Displays system frequency.
[ 60 ]: When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
[ 50 ]: When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
16 Marker luminance display
During marker display, the image level near the
center of the screen is displayed as [0%] - [99%].
[99%] is displayed when [99%] is exceeded.
••When the AREA Y-GET function is operating,
the image level near the center of the AREA
frame is displayed. (Page 25)
17 Frame rate display
Displays the recording frame rate.
Not displayed when 1080/60i, 1080/50i.
18 Audio limiter display
Displays when the AUDIO AUTO/MANU CH1/
CH2 switch is set to <MANU>, and the [AUDIO
LIMITER CH1]/[AUDIO LIMITER CH2] items on
the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen
are [ON].
[ AL CH 1 ]: When [AUDIO LIMITER CH1] = [ON]
[ AL CH 2 ]: When [AUDIO LIMITER CH2] = [ON]
[ ALCH1 2 ]: When [AUDIO LIMITER CH1],
[AUDIO LIMITER CH2] = [ON]
19 Recording audio type display (AVCHD mode
only)
[ LPCM ]:
During [LINEAR PCM] recording
[
]:
In VFR recording, an indication
appears to show that audio is not
recorded. Audio is not output from
the external output terminals in
VFR recording. Also, the audio level
meter does not work.
No display: Dolby Digital recording
Displays
12 Media information display
Displays basic information about inserted
memory cards. Information regarding slot 1 is
displayed above, and information regarding slot
2 is displayed below.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ]:
Recordable memory card (white)
••Displayed in green if used for recording.
[ ]:
Write protect is on
[ ]:
Non-recordable memory card
[ ]:
Memory card is full
••Recording is sometimes possible even when
this icon is displayed.
••Depending on the space and type of
memory card, this icon may not be displayed
even if recording stops while shooting
because the memory card is full.
[ ]:
Playback only memory card
Memory cards with more than 1000 clips
recorded become playback only memory
cards.
[ ]:
No memory card inserted in both memory
card slots 1 and 2
••Flashes red.
20 Remaining battery charge display
When using Panasonic batteries compatible
with this camera, the remaining battery charge
is displayed in minutes. Some time passes until
displayed.
••As the remaining battery charge becomes
lower, the display changes to [
]
][
][
][
].
[
When there are less than 3 minutes [
]
flashes in red, and when there is no capacity
[
] flashes.
••The remaining battery charge may not be
displayed correctly when used in high or low
temperatures, or when the camera has not
been used for a long period of time. To display
the remaining battery charge correctly, fully
charge the battery and recharge it after using
it completely. (Even when doing so, batteries
used for lengthy periods in high and low
temperatures or those repeatedly charged
sometimes do not display the battery level
correctly.)
••Since the time on the battery level display
may vary depending on usage conditions, use
it as a guideline.
••When switching modes, performing REC
CHECK, or changing the LCD brightness, the
time display will disappear for a moment to
recalculate the remaining battery charge time.
••Not displayed when using an AC adaptor.
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21 Optical image stabilizer display
[
]: displayed when the optical image
stabilizer is ON.
22 Scene file name display (Page 44)
23 [AWB] information display
Displays white balance information.
[ATW]: When [ATW] is set
[P3.2 K/P5.6 K/VAR]: In the case of preset
[Ach/Bch]: In the case of A/B
[LOCK]: When [ATW] is locked
24 Gain display
Displays the gain value of the image amplifier
configured. During Auto mode, [AGC] is
displayed.
25 ND filter display
ND filter selected is displayed.
26 Date and time display
Month
Day
Year: 2000...2039
Hour
Minute
Second
mmm dd yyyy hh:mm:ss
Order can be changed with the [DATE
FORMAT] item on the setup menu [DISPLAY
SETUP] screen.
27 Focus control information display
Displays the focus control information with [99]
- [00].
In the auto focus mode and the manual focus
mode, [AF] and [MF] appear, respectively. In
addition, when the [MF ASSIST] item on the
setup menu [SW MODE] screen is set to [ON],
[MA] appears in the manual focus mode. When
the macro control is set, [AF], [MF], or [MA] is
displayed in black & white reverse.
[95] (Focus distance: infinity) - [00] (Focus
distance: approximately 5 cm)
Depending on the zoom position, it may not be
within the macro range. Also, the lower limit of
the macro range may differ depending on the
zoom position.
The units can be switched between feet and
m with the [ZOOM&FOCUS] item on the setup
menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
28 Zoom position display
The zoom position is displayed with [Z00]
(maximum wide-angle) - [Z99] (maximum
zoom).
The unit can be switched to [mm] with the
[ZOOM&FOCUS] item on the setup menu
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
The focus position display does not move
linearly. The unit is set as [NUMBER] in the
factory settings.
29 FOCUS BAR display
Displays the preceding bar in the bottom left
of the LCD monitor/viewfinder. Digitizes and
displays high-frequency component volumes for
videos.
White bar: focus bar display
Green line: peak display
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31 Time stamp display
Displayed when the [TIME STAMP] item on the
setup menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen is
[ON].
32 Audio level meter display (Page 43)
33 Auto iris control display
[ STD ]:
Standard auto iris control
Auto iris control for spotlight
[ SPOT ]:
Auto iris control for the backlight
[ BACK ]:
compensation
38 DV control device status display (DV mode
only)
Displays the status of the device connected to
the <DV OUT> terminal.
[
] (red): Shooting
[
] (red): Shooting paused
Device cannot be controlled or
]:
[
cannot be in shooting/shooting
pause status
[ ]:
Device is not connected
39 Recording aspect display (DV mode only)
Displayed when recording aspect is set to
[LETTER BOX].
Displays
30 Information display
The following information is displayed
depending on the situation.
••Performance of the auto white balance or the
auto black balance
••Warning (Page 80)
••The ND filter recommended under the current
shooting conditions is displayed.
••The AWB error message ([LOW LIGHT]/
[LEVEL OVER]) (Page 21)
••The functions assigned to the USER buttons
while you hold down the <DISP/MODE CHK>
button.
34 IRIS METER display
Displays the preceding bar in the bottom right
of the LCD monitor/viewfinder.
Center: Indicates the normal light intensity.
Right: Indicates high-light intensity.
Left:
Indicates low-light intensity.
Green dots on display:
Indicate the compensation amount
during AUTO IRIS.
35 Iris display
Displays F value.
36 Shutter speed display
Displays the shutter speed.
37 Monitor audio level meter
When you press the <AUDIO MON/ADV>
button, the sound volume output from the builtin speaker and headphone jack is displayed.
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Main warning displays
The main warning displays appearing on the LCD monitor or viewfinder are as follows. If a warning display
is not listed, carefully check the message displayed.
„„A
[ALL DATA WILL BE DELETED. (INCLUDING
CLIP OF AVCHD) FORMAT THE CARD NOW?
(SLOT1)]
If you format the memory card, all the recorded
data will be deleted. (Including AVCHD clips.)
Do you format the memory card? (SLOT1)
„„C
[CANNOT BE USED DUE TO INCOMPATIBLE
DATA.]
Cannot be used because the standard for the data
is different.
[CANNOT DELETE.]
Clip cannot be deleted.
[CANNOT DELETE WITH THIS BUTTON]
Clip cannot be deleted.
[CANNOT PLAY.]
No playback is possible.
[CANNOT PLAY WITH THIS BUTTON]
No playback is possible.
[CANNOT RECORD PH MODE AND HA MODE
INTO THIS CARD.]
This memory card cannot be recorded to in PH
mode or HA mode.
[CANNOT RECORD. THE NUMBER OF CLIPS
HAS EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM LIMIT.]
The maximum number of clips has been reached
and no further clips can be recorded.
[CANNOT SET THE NUMBER OF INDEXES
HAS EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM LIMIT.]
No further indexes can be set because the number
of indexes will exceed the maximum limit.
[CANNOT SET PRE-REC, CARD CAPACITY
TOO LOW.]
PRE-REC cannot be set because the remaining
memory card capacity is low.
[CARD DOOR OPENED.]
The memory card door is open.
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[CARD ERROR. PLEASE REFORMAT.]
Formatting has failed. This memory card needs to
be reformatted.
[CARD FULL.]
The memory card is full.
[CHECK CARD.]
Please check the memory card.
If a memory card that has been used before in
another device or computer is used for the first
time in this camera, [CHECK CARD.] is displayed,
and all operations may be disabled.
In such a case, perform the following:
1) Remove the memory card from the camera and
insert it again. (Page 15)
The camera recognizes the memory card and
cancels the [CHECK CARD.] display.
2) If the [CHECK CARD.] display is not disappeared
even after removing and inserting the memory
card several times, check the contents of the
memory card on a computer, and erase all the
data.
3) Format the memory card with the camera.
(Page 13)
If the data on the memory card cannot be either
read or erased on a computer, the memory card
may be damaged. Use another memory card.
[CONTROL DATA ERROR HAS BEEN
DETECTED.]
An error has been detected in the control
information.
„„D
[DISCONNECT USB CABLE.]
When turning off the power, disconnect the USB
connection cable.
„„I
[INCOMPATIBLE CARD. PLEASE CHECK
CARD.]
Displayed when the writing speed of the memory
card in use is slow and recording may not be
performed.
[NO CARD]
No memory card is inserted.
„„ R
[REPAIR CLIP?]
Do you wish to repair clips now?
„„ S
[SET DATE AND TIME]
Set the date and time.
„„ T
[THE CLIP IS PROTECTED. PLEASE CANCEL
PROTECTION.]
The clip is protected. Please release the protection.
[THE RECORDING IS STOPPED (OVER THE
LIMITATION)]
Recording will stop. (Continuous recording for 12
hours)
[THE TC MODE IS CHANGED TO "NDF"]
NDF is selected as the TC mode setting.
[THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED.]
This battery cannot be used.
[THIS CARD CANNOT RECORD IN VIDEO
MODE.]
This memory card cannot be used for video
recording.
[THUMBNAIL DATA ERROR IS DETECTED.]
An error has been detected in the thumbnail
information.
Error displays
The following messages are displayed when an
error has occurred in the camera or the memory
card. If the problem is not solved by switching the
power off and back on again, either change the
memory card in accordance with the instructions
displayed, or consult your dealer.
„„E
[ERROR OCCURRED. PLEASE TURN POWER
OFF.]
Displayed when an error has occurred on the
camera. Turn off the power.
„„R
[REC WARNING]
Displayed when an error has occurred during
recording. Start the recording again. If the warning
appears again, consult your dealer.
•• Switch the power off if the warning continues
to appear.
•• Try inserting a different memory card if
the warning appears again after restarting
recording.
Displays
„„ N
„„S
[SYSTEM ERROR TURN POWER OFF]
Displayed when an error has occurred in the
system. Switch off the power and back on again.
•• If this error is displayed when accessing the
memory card, such as when deleting a clip,
the memory card may be damaged. Please
replace it with a new memory card.
•• If this error is displayed during repair, please
use the AVCCAM Restorer contents repair
software. (Page 16)
„„ U
[UNABLE TO FORMAT.]
The memory card cannot be formatted.
„„ W
[WRITE PROTECT]
This memory card is write-protected.
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Selecting the display items
Display the following items on the viewfinder and LCD monitor by pressing the <DISP/MODE CHK> button
or by setting the [OTHER DISPLAY] item (Page 95) on the setup menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
Displays
MODE CHK
DISPLAY
Time code display
Media capacity display
Recording mode display
Center marker frame display
AREA frame display
Recording function display
<AUTO/MANU> switch
Operation status display
Digital zoom magnification display
AREA operation display
Safety zone
Media information display
Metadata recording display
(AVCHD mode only)
Recording format display
System frequency display
Marker luminance display
Frame rate display
Audio limiter display
Recording audio type display
(AVCHD mode only)
Remaining battery charge display
Optical image stabilizer display
Scene file name display
[AWB] information display
Gain display
ND filter display
Date and time display
Focus control information display
Zoom position display
FOCUS BAR display
Information display
Time stamp display
Audio level meter display
Auto iris control display
IRIS METER display
Iris display
Shutter speed display
Monitor audio level meter
DV control device status display
(DV mode only)
Recording aspect display (DV mode
only)
—
—
3
3
3
3
—
—
—
—
3
3
3
3
—
—
3
3
3
3
—
—
3
3
3
3
[OTHER DISPLAY] settings
[ALL]
[PARTIAL]
[OFF]
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
3
3
3
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
x
—
x
—
—
—
3
3
x
x
3
3
3
3
—
—
—
3
3
3
3
3*1
3
x
x
—
x
x
x
x
—
x
x
3
3
3
x
x
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3*4
3
3
3
—
—
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
x
x
x
x
x
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
x
—
x
x
—
—
—
—
—
—
3
3
3
3
x
—
3
3
3
3
3
3
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
x
3*2
3*3
x
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
3
3
—
—
3
3
3
3
x: Not displayed
—: Displayed depending on other settings.
3: Displayed
Items marked as 3 in the MODE CHK column appear when you press and hold the <DISP/MODE CHK> button.
Items marked with 3 in the DISPLAY column disappear when you press the <DISP/MODE CHK> button.
*1
*2
*3
*4
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Not displayed when the frame rate is set to 50i/60i.
Ach and Bch are not displayed.
0 dB is not displayed.
When both “31 Time stamp display” and “26 Date and time display” are displayed, the display will not
disappear even if you press the <DISP/MODE CHK> button.
Menu
Setup menu list
[SCENE FILE] screen
[VFR MODE]
Description of settings
<CAMERA> [LOAD]: Loads the scene file settings saved in this camera.
[SAVE]: Saves the updated scene file settings.
[INIT]:
Returns the scene file settings selected using the <SCENE FILE>
dial, to the factory settings.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
Enables the VFR (Variable Frame Rate) mode.
<CAMERA> [ON]:
(AVCHD
[OFF]:
Disables the VFR mode.
mode only)
Operates only when [REC FORMAT] is [PH 1080/24P], [PH 1080/30P], or [PH
1080/25P].
When [SDI 24PsF] = [ON], VFR operation is disabled.
When [VFR MODE] = [ON], you cannot record audio.
When VFR mode is set to [ON], INTERVAL REC, relay recording, and SIMUL
REC settings will all be cancelled. This mode cannot be used with INTERVAL
REC, relay recording, SIMUL REC, and pre-rec functions.
[FRAME RATE] <CAMERA> Sets [FRAME RATE].
Operates when [VFR MODE] is [ON].
(AVCHD
mode only) You can set using <SHTR/F.RATE> on the left side of the camera body.
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
When [REC FORMAT] = [PH 1080/24P] [PH 1080/30P]:
[2]/[6]/[9]/[12]/[15]/[18]/[20]/[21]/[22]/[24]/[25]/[26]/[27]/[28]/[30]/[32]/[34]/[36]/
[40]/[44]/[48]/[54]/[60]
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
When [REC FORMAT] = [PH 1080/25P]
[2]/[6]/[9]/[12]/[15]/[18]/[20]/[21]/[22]/[23]/[24]/[25]/[26]/[27]/[28]/[30]/[32]/[34]/
[37]/[42]/[45]/[48]/[50]
[SYNC SCAN
TYPE]
<CAMERA> Selects the synchro scan display setting.
[deg.]: Sets to angle display.
[sec]: Sets to speed display.
[SYNCHRO
SCAN]
<CAMERA> Adjusts the synchro scan shutter speed used for shooting images on a TV
screen, etc.
Holding the OPERATION lever tilted upward or downward will cause the values
to change at a faster rate.
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
•• When [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec]
60i/60 P mode: [1/60.0] - [1/249.8] secs
30 P mode: [1/30.0] - [1/48.0] - [1/249.8] secs
24 P mode: [1/24.0] - [1/48.0] - [1/249.8] secs
•• When [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [deg.]
[3.0 d] - [180.0 d] - [360.0 d] (0.5 d increments, angle display)
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
•• When [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [sec]
50i/50 P mode: [1/50.0] - [1/250.0] secs
25 P mode: [1/25.0] - [1/50.0] - [1/250.0] secs
•• When [SYNC SCAN TYPE] = [deg.]
[3.0 d] - [180.0 d] - [360.0 d] (0.5 d increments, angle display)
Displays
[LOAD/SAVE/
INIT]
Display
mode
Menu
Item
is the factory default mode for the <SCENE FILE> dial <F1>.
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Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[DETAIL
LEVEL]
<CAMERA> Adjusts the level of the image outline correction (in the horizontal and vertical
directions).
[-7] … [0] … [+7]
[V DETAIL
LEVEL]
<CAMERA> Adjusts the level of outline correction in the vertical direction.
[-7] … [0] … [+7]
[DETAIL
CORING]
<CAMERA> Adjusts the level of noise reduction of the detail signal.
Set to – for a clearer image, but noise increases slightly.
Set to + to reduce noise.
[-7] … [0] … [+7]
[CHROMA
LEVEL]
<CAMERA> Adjusts the chroma level.
[-7] … [0] … [+7]
[CHROMA
PHASE]
<CAMERA> Adjusts the chroma phase.
[-7] … [0] … [+7]
[COLOR TEMP <CAMERA> Make fine adjustments to the color temperature (after white balance Ach
adjustment).
Ach]
[-7] … [0] … [+7]
[COLOR TEMP <CAMERA> Make fine adjustments to the color temperature (after white balance Bch
adjustment).
Bch]
[-7] … [0] … [+7]
[MASTER PED] <CAMERA> Adjusts the master pedestal (black level of the image) as the basis for images.
[-15] … [0] … [+15]
[A.IRIS LEVEL] <CAMERA> Sets the desired AUTO IRIS level.
[-6] … [0] … [+6]
[DRS]
<CAMERA> Selects the [DRS] (dynamic range stretcher) function.
[ON]:
Enables the [DRS] function.
[OFF]:
Disables the [DRS] function.
•• If you assign the [DRS] function to the USER button, pressing the USER
button switches it ON/OFF.
[DRS EFFECT] <CAMERA> Selects the level of the [DRS] (dynamic range stretcher) function.
It enables the dynamic range to be expanded by compressing the level of the
video signals in the high-brightness areas where overexposure results during
normal shooting.
[1], [2], [3]
•• The higher the number of the setting, the higher the compression level of the
high-brightness areas.
is the factory default mode for the <SCENE FILE> dial <F1>.
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Item
[GAMMA]
Display
mode
Description of settings
<CAMERA> Selects the gamma curve.
[HD NORM]:
This gamma setting is suitable for HD shooting.
[LOW]:
[KNEE]
<CAMERA> To avoid overexposure, select the compression level (knee point) of the high
intensity video signals received through the image pickup device.
[AUTO]:
Sets the level automatically according to the received signals.
[LOW]:
Low setting (Compression starts at approx. 80%)
[MID]:
Medium setting (Compression starts at approx. 90%)
[HIGH]:
High setting (Compression starts at approx. 100%)
•• Not available when a [DRS] value is set, or when [GAMMA] is set to [CINELIKE].
[MATRIX]
<CAMERA> Selects the MATRIX table suitable for the desired color expression during
shooting.
[NORM1]:
Suitable for shooting in the open air or under a halogen lamp.
[NORM2]:
Suitable for brighter colors than the [NORM1] mode.
[FLUO]:
Suitable for shooting under fluorescent lights indoors.
[CINE-LIKE]:
Suitable for cinema-like images.
[SKIN TONE
DTL]
<CAMERA> Switches skin tone details [ON]/[OFF]. Select ON to reduce the skin tone details
and soften the skin tone.
[ON] [OFF]
[CARD READ]
<CAMERA> Reads scene files from the memory card.
[SLOT1]: Reads scene files (all scenes from <F1> to <F6>) saved on the
memory card of slot 1 after selecting the setting values.
[SLOT2]: Reads scene files (all scenes from <F1> to <F6>) saved on the
memory card of slot 2 after selecting the setting values.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
Menu
Makes a mellow image using the gamma curve that has a
gentle incline in low-brightness curve. The contrast sharpens.
[SD NORM]:
This is the normal video setting carried over from Panasonic
AG-DVX100 series.
[HIGH]:
Expands the tone of dark parts and makes a brighter image
using the gamma curve that has a sharp incline in lowbrightness curve. The contrast softens.
[B.PRESS]:
Makes the contrast sharper than LOW.
[CINE-LIKE D]: Uses a gamma curve designed to create cinema-like images.
[CINE-LIKE V]: Uses a gamma curve designed to create cinema-like images
with emphasized contrast.
•• When you select [CINE-LIKE] gamma, we recommend setting the lens
aperture lower than normal image level (approximately 1/2) for optimal results.
[CARD WRITE] <CAMERA> Saves scene files to the memory card.
[SLOT1]: Saves the setting values of scene files (all scenes from <F1> to
<F6>) on the memory card of Slot 1.
[SLOT2]: Saves the setting values of scene files (all scenes from <F1> to
<F6>) on the memory card of Slot 2.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
[NAME EDIT]
<CAMERA> Edits the name of the currently selected scene file.
[YES] [NO]
is the factory default mode for the <SCENE FILE> dial <F1>.
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[SW MODE] screen
Item
[FUNCTION
KNOB]
Display
mode
Description of settings
<CAMERA> Sets the function assigned to the AREA operation of the <FUNCTION> knob.
[INH]:
No function is assigned.
[FOCUS]:
AUTO FOCUS / FOCUS BAR function
[IRIS]:
AUTO IRIS/IRIS METER function
[Y GET]:
[Y GET] (Luminance measurement) function
[FOCUS/IRIS]:
Simultaneous operation of [FOCUS] and [IRIS] described
above
[FOCUS/Y GET]: Simultaneous operation of [FOCUS] and [Y GET] described
above
[LOW GAIN]
<CAMERA> Sets the gain value assigned to the <L> position of the <GAIN> switch.
[0dB], [3dB], [6dB], [9dB], [12dB], [15dB], [18dB]
[MID GAIN]
<CAMERA> Sets the gain value assigned to the <M> position of the <GAIN> switch.
[0dB], [3dB], [6dB], [9dB], [12dB], [15dB], [18dB]
[HIGH GAIN]
<CAMERA> Sets the gain value assigned to the <H> position of the <GAIN> switch.
[0dB], [3dB], [6dB], [9dB], [12dB], [15dB], [18dB]
[SUPER GAIN] <CAMERA> Selects the super gain value assigned to the USER button.
[24dB], [30dB]
[ATW]
<CAMERA> Assigns [ATW] (Auto Tracking White) function on the <WHITE BAL> switch (on
the position <A>, <B>, or <PRST>). When the [ATW] function is assigned to the
USER button, the USER button operation remains effective.
[Ach]:
Activates the [ATW] function when the <WHITE BAL> switch
is set to <A>.
[Bch]:
Activates the [ATW] function when the <WHITE BAL> switch
is set to <B>.
[PRST]:
Activates the [ATW] function when the <WHITE BAL> switch
is set to <PRST>.
[OFF]:
Deactivates the [ATW] function with <WHITE BAL> switch
[MF ASSIST]
<CAMERA> Activates automatic final focus when in manual focus mode.
[ON]:
Activates automatic final focus.
[OFF]:
Deactivates automatic focus.
•• When there is large discrepancy in focus, you may not be able to focus.
•• Cannot be activated by an operation on the remote control connected to the
<CAM REMOTE> terminal.
[HANDLE
ZOOM]
<CAMERA> Sets the zoom speed assigned to positions of the <HANDLE ZOOM> switch.
[L/OFF/H]:
Sets LOW (slow)/OFF/HIGH (fast) to the <1>/<2>/<3>
positions.
(OFF deactivates ZOOM operations.)
[L/M/H]:
Sets LOW (slow)/MID (medium)/HIGH (fast) to the
<1>/<2>/<3> positions.
[L/OFF/M]:
Sets LOW (slow)/OFF/MID (medium) to the <1>/<2>/<3>
positions. (OFF deactivates ZOOM operations.)
is the factory default mode.
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Display
mode
Description of settings
[USER1]
<CAMERA> Sets the function assigned to the <USER1> button.
<PB>
[INH]:
No function is assigned.
This is the face detection function. Performs the AUTO IRIS/
[FACE
AUTO FOCUS operation centering around the detected face.
DETECT]:
Enabled when both focus control and iris control are set to
auto.
[WFM]:
Selects the wave form display. This is displayed on the LCD
when shooting.
[EVF DTL]:
Pressing the button emphasizes the outlines of the screen
images, making it easier to focus.
Selects magnification of DIGITAL ZOOM function. Each press
[D.ZOOM]:
of the button moves to the next setting in a sequence of OFF (x
1) x 2x 5x 10, and OFF (x 1).
[DRS]:
Switches the [DRS] function [ON]/[OFF].
[S.GAIN]:
Selects the set value ([24dB]/[30dB]).
[ATW]:
Switches the [ATW] function [ON]/[OFF].
[ATW LOCK]:
Fixes the white balance value when the button is pressed
during [ATW]. Press again to perform [ATW] function.
[SHOT MARK]: Records shot mark. (Page 29) Enabled during recording,
thumbnail display, and clip display.
[INDEX]:
Enabled during index recording (Page 29) (AVCHD only).
[LAST CLIP]:
Deletes the last recorded clip. (Page 29)
•• You cannot delete clips if the following operations are performed after
shooting.
- When switched to <PB> mode
- When changing the recording format
- When connecting to a computer using a USB cable
- When powering off the camera
- When opening the memory card slot cover
[BACKLIGHT]:
Auto iris control for the backlight compensation
[SPOTLIGHT]:
Switches auto iris control ON/OFF for the spotlight.
[BLACKFADE]: Black fade (Page 27)
[WHITEFADE]:
White fade (Page 27)
[USER2]
<CAMERA> Sets the function assigned to the <USER2> button.
The setting contents are the same as [USER1].
<PB>
[D.ZOOM]
[USER3]
<CAMERA> Sets the function assigned to the <USER3> button.
The setting contents are the same as [USER1].
<PB>
[SHOT MARK]
[WFM]
<CAMERA> Switches the WAVE FORM display that appears when the <WFM> button is
pressed.
[WAVE]:
[VECTOR]:
[WAVE/
VECTOR]:
Menu
Item
Displays as a waveform.
Displays as a vector.
Each press of the button moves to the next setting in a
sequence of [OFF][WAVE][VECTOR], and [OFF].
is the factory default mode.
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Item
[LCD]
Display
mode
Description of settings
<CAMERA> Sets the function assigned to the <LCD> button.
<PB>
Flips the image displayed on the LCD vertically and horizontally.
[LCD REV]:
[LCD BL]:
Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight.
•• The setting selected using the <LCD> button is reflected in the setting of the
[LCD BACKLIGHT] item on the [DISPLAY SETUP] screen.
[FACE
FRAMING]
<CAMERA> Frames the faces detected during operation of the [FACE DETECT] function
with the USER button. The maximum number of detected frames is 15, and
faces bigger and closer to the center of the screen are given priority.
[OFF]:
Frames are not displayed.
[PRIMARY]:
Displays only the high-priority frames.
[ALL]:
Displays all frames.
•• Displays the high-priority frames with an orange border. Focuses on highpriority frames and adjusts brightness.
is the factory default mode.
[AUTO SW] screen
Item
[A.IRIS]
Display
mode
Description of settings
<CAMERA> [ON]:
[OFF]:
Activates auto iris control when in Auto mode. In this mode, the
<IRIS> button is disabled.
Deactivates auto iris control when in Auto mode. Performs iris control
operation selected using <IRIS> button.
[AGC]
<CAMERA> Sets auto gain control operation when [ON] is selected in the [A.IRIS] item.
[OFF]:
Deactivates auto gain control when in Auto mode. Performs gain
control operation selected using <GAIN> switch.
[6dB]:
Activates auto gain control with a maximum of 6 dB when in Auto
mode.
[12dB]: Activates auto gain control with a maximum of 12 dB when in Auto
mode.
[18dB]: Activates auto gain control with a maximum of 18 dB when in Auto
mode.
[ATW]
<CAMERA> [ON]:
[OFF]:
[AF]
<CAMERA> [ON]:
[OFF]:
Activates [ATW] (Auto Tracking White) function when in Auto mode.
At this time, the [ATW] function operation cannot be switched [ON]/
[OFF] using the <WHITE BAL> switch or the USER button. However,
if you have assigned [ATW LOCK] to the USER button, you can use
the USER button to fix the white balance value.
Deactivates the [ATW] function when in Auto mode. Activates white
balance function selected using the <WHITE BAL> switch.
Activates auto focus when in Auto mode. At this time, the <FOCUS>
switch is disabled.
Deactivates auto focus when in Auto mode. Performs focus operation
selected using <FOCUS> switch.
is the factory default mode.
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[RECORDING SETUP] screen
Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[HD/SD MODE] <CAMERA> Switches the mode AVCHD/DV.
[AVCHD], [DV]
•• If the [TURN POWER OFF] message is displayed, switch the camera OFF
and then ON again. Switching the camera ON/OFF switches the mode.
[REC FORMAT] <CAMERA>
„„AVCHD mode
Selects the recording format. (Page 14)
•• [PH 1080/24P] and [PH 720/24P] are for native recording.
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
[PH 1080/60i], [PH 1080/30P], [PH 1080/24P],
[PH 720/60P], [PH 720/30P], [PH 720/24P], [PM 720/60P], [HA 1080/60i], [HE
1080/60i]
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
[PH 1080/50i], [PH 1080/25P], [PH 720/50P], [PH 720/25P],
[PM 720/50P], [HA 1080/50i], [HE 1080/50i]
Selects the recording format. (Page 14)
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
[DV 480/60i], [DV 480/30P], [DV 480/24P]
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
[DV 576/50i], [DV 576/25P]
[ASPECT
CONV]
<CAMERA> Selects aspect ratio for DV mode recording.
(DV mode
[SIDE CROP]:
Records in 4:3. Crops the left and right edges.
only)
[LETTER BOX]:
Records in 16:9. Adds black bands at the top and bottom of
the screen.
[SQUEEZE]:
Records with horizontal compression of picture.
[PREREC
MODE]
<CAMERA> Sets the pre recording to ON or OFF.
[ON]:
Enables the pre-rec function.
[OFF]:
Disables the pre-rec function.
•• [TCG] is set to [FREE RUN].
•• Cannot be set when you are using INTERVAL REC.
[SIMUL REC]
<CAMERA> Records the same images to both memory card slots. (Page 32)
[ON]:
[OFF]:
[RELAY REC]
<CAMERA> [ON]:
[OFF]:
Menu
„„DV mode
Enables the simul recording.
Enables the normal recording.
Enables the relay recording. When the memory card used for
recording has no remaining space, recording continues on another
memory card if the memory card that can be used for recording is
inserted in another memory card slot.
Relay recording is not performed. Recording stops when the selected
memory card has no remaining space.
is the factory default mode.
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Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[INTERVAL
REC]
<CAMERA> Scenes changing slowly over a long period are recorded as short movies by
(AVCHD
providing a recording interval. One frame is recorded in each recording time
mode only) period that has been set, and in the AVCHD mode 24 frames (PAL 25 frames)
form a one-second video.
[OFF], [1SECOND], [10SECONDS], [30SECONDS], [1MINUTE], [2MINUTES]
When INTERVAL REC is enabled, set the recording format as follows. If the
recording format is not set to the following, the [INTERVAL REC] item of the
[RECORDING SETUP] screen is grayed out and cannot be enabled.
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]: [PH 1080/24P]
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]: [PH 1080/25P]
•• When set to [PH 1080/24P], TC RECRUN is fixed to NDF.
•• The maximum shooting time is 168 hours.
•• Audio recording is disabled.
[TIME STAMP]
<CAMERA> Enables a function to superimpose [DATE]/[TIME] information over the shot
images.
[ON]:
The information set in the [DATE]/[TIME] item is superimposed.
[OFF]:
Date and time information are not superimposed on the image.
[PH AUDIO
MODE]
<CAMERA> Selects the format of audio recording when [REC FORMAT] = PH.
(AVCHD
[LINEAR PCM]: Recording is performed in uncompressed LPCM.
mode only) [Dolby Digital]: Recording is performed in Dolby Digital.
•• The camera is fixed to Dolby Digital other than PH mode.
•• Content recorded with [LINEAR PCM] cannot be played back on our previous
model.
[AUDIO
LIMITER CH1]
<CAMERA> Enables the limiter function on CH1 audio input.
[AUDIO
LIMITER CH2]
<CAMERA> Enables the limiter function on CH2 audio input.
[MIC GAIN1]
<CAMERA> Sets the input level of the external microphone connected to the AUDIO INPUT1
terminal.
[-40dB], [-50dB], [-60dB]
[MIC GAIN2]
<CAMERA> Sets the input level of the external microphone connected to the AUDIO INPUT2
terminal.
[-40dB], [-50dB], [-60dB]
[ON]:
Level is reduced only when input exceeds limit (adjustable using
<AUDIO LEVEL> knob).
[OFF]:
No limiter (adjustable using <AUDIO LEVEL> knob)
[ON]:
Level is reduced only when input exceeds limit (adjustable using
<AUDIO LEVEL> knob).
[OFF]:
No limiter (adjustable using <AUDIO LEVEL> knob)
is the factory default mode.
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[TC/UB SETUP] screen
Display
mode
Description of settings
[TC MODE]
<CAMERA> Selects the correction mode of the internal time code when the time code of the
internal time code generator is recorded.
[DF]: Uses the drop frame mode.
[NDF]: Uses the non-drop frame mode.
•• Automatically set to [NDF] when you set the recording frame rate of the
recording format to 24P.
•• Enabled only when [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz].
[TCG]
<CAMERA> Sets the mode in which you advance the internal time code generator.
[FREE RUN]: The time code is advanced regardless of the operation mode. A
slight time error may occur when switching to <PB> mode if the
frame rate is set to 24P.
[REC RUN]:
The time code is advanced when shooting.
[TC PRESET]
<CAMERA> Sets the initial time code.
When you set the frame rate of the recording format to 24P, set the frame value
to 0 or a multiple of 4 in AVCHD mode and to 5 frame units in DV mode. If any
other value is set, the recorded time code will mismatch.
[YES] [NO]
[UB MODE]
<CAMERA> Sets the content to be recorded as the user information.
(DV mode
[USER]:
Records the user information.
only)
[TIME]:
The time is recorded.
[DATE]:
The date and time are recorded.
[TCG]:
Records the value of the time code generator.
[FRAME RATE]: Records the frame rate information of frame conversion.
[UB PRESET]
<CAMERA> Sets the user information.
[YES] [NO]
Menu
Item
[EXT TC LINK] <CAMERA> Synchronizes the initial time code value during multi-camera shooting. ([SLAVE]
camera time codes are synchronized to the [MASTER] internal [TCG] value.)
[MASTER]:
Sets the mode to master mode.
[SLAVE]:
Sets the mode to slave mode. When the <RESET/TC SET>
button is pressed, input time codes are synchronized to the
internal [TCG].
[NO]: Returns to the previous screen.
•• [MASTER] and [SLAVE] mode settings are in effect only when this menu is
open. When the menu is closed, [EXT TC LINK] is automatically canceled.
is the factory default mode.
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[AV OUT SETUP] screen
Item
[SDI&HDMI
OUT SEL]
Display
mode
Description of settings
<CAMERA> Sets the video format of the <SDI OUT> and <HDMI> output.
<PB>
[1080i/720P]:
Outputs at the resolution set in [REC FORMAT].
(AVCHD
[DOWN CONV]:
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz], <SDI OUT> is output
mode only)
at 480i, while <HDMI> is output at 480P. When [SYSTEM
FREQ] = [50Hz], <SDI OUT> is output at 576i, while
<HDMI> is output at 576P.
[SDI OUT]
<CAMERA> Sets the video output from the <SDI OUT> terminal.
<PB>
[ON]:
Video is output from <SDI OUT>.
During this time, simultaneous LCD monitor and viewfinder display is
not supported. When using the viewfinder, please close the monitor.
[OFF]:
No video is output from <SDI OUT>.
[SDI 24PsF]
<CAMERA> Sets the video format output from <SDI OUT> to 24PsF.
<PB>
[ON]:
Operates only when [REC FORMAT] = 1080/24P. If it is set to [ON],
(AVCHD
VFR operation is disabled. During 24PsF output, HDMI output is
mode only)
halted.
[OFF]:
SDI output is in the 1080/60i format.
•• When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz], this item is not available.
[SDI EDH]
<CAMERA> Sets superimposition of EDH onto the <SDI OUT> during <SDI OUT> output.
<PB>
[ON]:
Superimposes EDH.
[OFF]:
Does not superimpose EDH.
[DOWNCON
MODE]
<CAMERA> Switches down-conversion output mode.
<PB>
[SIDE CROP]:
Crops the left and right edges. Images output from the
(AVCHD
external output terminals <VIDEO OUT>, <HDMI>, <SDI
mode only)
OUT> will have portions which extend beyond the edges of
the screen and cannot be seen.
[LETTER BOX]:
Adds black bands at the top and bottom of the image.
[SQUEEZE]:
Squeezes images horizontally.
[HP MODE]
<CAMERA> Selects the sound heard from the headphones.
[LIVE]:
The sound input from the microphone is output as is. This
setting is selected when delays in the sound are annoying.
[RECORDING]:
The sound in the status to be recorded (the sound
synchronized with the images) is output.
[TEST TONE]
<CAMERA> Sets test tone output to channels 1 and 2 when BARS setting is ON.
[LEVEL1]:
Outputs the 1 kHz test tone.
[LEVEL2]:
Test tone is output at lower volume than LEVEL1.
[OFF]:
Does not output the test tone.
is the factory default mode.
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Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[VIDEO SETUP] <CAMERA> Sets the setup level of video signals.
<PB>
[0%]:
<VIDEO OUT> terminal output and recording setup levels will both
be set to 0%.
[7.5%A]:
<VIDEO OUT> terminal output setup level will be set to 7.5%,
while recording setup level will be set to 0%.
•• When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz], this item is not available.
[AUDIO OUT]
<CAMERA> Sets the audio signals to output from the <AUDIO OUT> terminal (A/V OUT).
<PB>
[CH1/CH2]: CH1 terminal = CH1 signals, CH2 terminal = CH2 signals
[CH1]:
CH1 terminal = CH1 signals, CH2 terminal = CH1 signals
[CH2]:
CH1 terminal = CH2 signals, CH2 terminal = CH2 signals
•• When a memory card containing 5.1 channel content recorded on another
equipment is played back on the camera, it is down-mixed to 2 channels when
output through the <AUDIO OUT> and headphone terminals.
is the factory default mode.
[DISPLAY SETUP] screen
Display
mode
Description of settings
[ZEBRA
DETECT1]
<CAMERA> Selects the brightness level of the right-leaning zebra patterns on the screen.
[105%], [100%], [95%], [90%], [85%], [80%], [75%], [70%], [65%], [60%],
[55%], [50%]
[ZEBRA
DETECT2]
<CAMERA> Selects the brightness level of the left-leaning zebra patterns on the screen.
[OFF], [105%], [100%], [95%], [90%], [85%], [80%], [75%], [70%], [65%],
[60%], [55%], [50%]
[Y GET
MARKER]
<CAMERA> Sets the display of the marker used for displaying the luminance level to [ON]/
[OFF].
Select [ON] to display the marker by pressing the <ZEBRA> button.
[ON], [OFF]
[SAFETY
ZONE]
<CAMERA> Sets [SAFETY ZONE].
Menu
Item
„„AVCHD mode
[90%]:
[4:3]:
[14:9]:
[1.85:1]:
[2:1]:
[2.35:1]:
[2.39:1]:
[GRID]:
[OFF]:
90% display at 16:9
100% display at 4:3
100% display at 14:9 (the size between 16:9 and 4:3)
100% display at 1.85:1 (the size of American vista)
100% display at 2:1 (scope size)
100% display at 2.35:1 (the size of Cinemascope)
100% display at 2.39:1
16:9 angular field of view with nine grid lines
The SAFETY ZONE is not displayed.
[90%]:
[4:3]:
[OFF]:
90% display at 16:9
100% display at 4:3
The SAFETY ZONE is not displayed.
„„DV mode
is the factory default mode.
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Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[CENTER
MARKER]
<CAMERA> Sets the marker display to [ON]/[OFF].
Select [ON] to display the marker by pressing the <ZEBRA> button.
[ON], [OFF]
[FOCUS BAR]
<CAMERA> Sets the FOCUS ASSIST bar display to [ON]/[OFF]. Select [ON] to display the
FOCUS ASSIST bar.
[ON], [OFF]
[IRIS METER]
<CAMERA> Sets [IRIS METER] display.
[ON]:
Displays the difference from an optimum value for the brightness of
the image, as judged by the camera. The bar appears on the right:
The image is too bright. The bar appears on the left: The image is
too dark.
[OFF]:
IRIS METER is not displayed.
[REC
COUNTER]
<CAMERA> Selects counter operation during shooting.
[TOTAL]: The count continues to increase until the <COUNTER> button is
pressed to reset it.
[CLIP]:
Resets the counter at the start of recording and counts the time of
each recording session.
•• The count is not displayed in <PB> mode.
[VIDEO OUT
OSD]
<CAMERA> Select [ON] to output the information displayed on the viewfinder or LCD monitor
together with the signals from the VIDEO OUT jack.
<PB>
[ON], [OFF]
•• The external outputs <VIDEO OUT>, <SDI OUT>, <HDMI> include items that
are not displayed.
[DATE/TIME]
<CAMERA> Sets whether to display the date and time on the viewfinder or LCD monitor and
<PB>
whether to output the date and time from the VIDEO OUT jack.
[OFF]:
The date and time are not displayed.
[TIME]:
The time is displayed.
[DATE]:
The date is displayed.
[TIME&DATE]: The date and time are displayed.
[DATE
FORMAT]
<CAMERA> Changes the style of displaying the year, month, and day. (The factory setting
<PB>
values may vary depending on the region.)
[Y/M/D]:
Year/Month/Day
[M/D/Y]:
Month/Day/Year
[D/M/Y]:
Day/Month/Year
[LEVEL
METER]
<CAMERA> Switches the audio level meter display [ON]/[OFF].
[ON], [OFF]
<PB>
[ZOOM&
FOCUS]
<CAMERA> Selects the unit of zoom and focus values.
[OFF], [NUMBER], [mm/m], [mm/feet]
•• The [mm/feet] display and [mm/m] display may be in error, so please use them
as approximations.
is the factory default mode.
94
Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[CARD&
BATTERY]
<CAMERA> Select [ON]/[OFF] to display/hide the remaining memory card recording capacity
and remaining battery charge.
<PB>
[ON], [OFF]
[OTHER
DISPLAY]
<CAMERA> Selects how much information to display on the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
[OFF], [PARTIAL], [ALL]
<PB>
<CAMERA> Adjusts the display level of images on the LCD monitor.
<PB>
[BRIGHTNESS]: brightness
[COLOR]:
color level
[CONTRAST]:
contrast
[EVF SET]
<CAMERA> Adjusts the display level of images on the viewfinder.
<PB>
[BRIGHTNESS]: brightness
[COLOR]:
color level
[CONTRAST]:
contrast
[LCD
<CAMERA> Adjusts the backlight of the LCD monitor.
BACKLIGHT]
<PB>
[+1], [0], [-1], [-2], [-3]
[+1]:
The backlight becomes brighter.
[-3]:
The backlight becomes the darkest.
[SELF SHOOT] <CAMERA> Switches the LCD monitor to mirror mode for self-portrait shooting.
Select [MIRROR] to flip the left and right side of the LCD monitor image during
self-portrait shooting.
[NORMAL], [MIRROR]
[EVF MODE]
<CAMERA> Switches the screen display of images.
<PB>
[AUTO]:
If you open the LCD monitor, images on the viewfinder disappear.
[ON]:
Images are always displayed on the viewfinder.
•• When the [SDI OUT] item on the [AV OUT SETUP] screen is [ON], the camera
is forced to operate in [AUTO] setting.
[EVF COLOR]
<CAMERA> Switches viewfinder images to color/black and white.
<PB>
[ON]:
Color
[OFF]:
Black and white
Menu
[LCD SET]
is the factory default mode.
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[CARD FUNCTIONS] screen
Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[CARD
FORMAT]
<CAMERA> Formats memory card.
<PB>
[SLOT1]: Formats the memory card inserted in slot 1.
[SLOT2]: Formats the memory card inserted in slot 2.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
[CARD
STATUS]
<CAMERA> Displays the memory card status.
<PB>
[SLOT1]: Displays information about the memory card inserted in slot 1.
[SLOT2]: Displays information about the memory card inserted in slot 2.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
[CLIP
PROPERTY]
<PB>
Displays information about the selected clip.
[YES]:
Displays clip information.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
This can also be displayed using the <DISP/MODE CHK> button.
is the factory default mode.
[USER FILE] screen
Item
[CARD READ]
Display
mode
Description of settings
<CAMERA> Reads the user files saved on the memory card.
<PB>
[SLOT1]: Reads user files from the memory card inserted in slot 1.
[SLOT2]: Reads user files from the memory card inserted in slot 2.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
[CARD WRITE] <CAMERA> Saves user files on the memory card. You can also add a title to the saved files.
<PB>
[SLOT1]: Saves user file on the memory card inserted in slot 1.
[SLOT2]: Saves user file on the memory card inserted in slot 2.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
[LOAD/SAVE/
INIT]
<CAMERA> [LOAD]:
Loads the settings in a previously stored user file.
<PB>
[SAVE]:
Saves the updated user file settings.
[INIT]:
Returns the settings in the user file to the factory settings.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
•• After performing [LOAD] or [INIT], turn POWER/MODE switch of the camera
OFF and then ON again to enable the new settings.
•• When [INIT] is executed, the setting value of the scene file, time code, the
[TIME ZONE] item, the [CLOCK SET] item, and the [TIME ZONE] item remain
unchanged.
is the factory default mode.
96
[META DATA] screen (AVCHD mode only)
Display
mode
Description of settings
[CARD READ]
<CAMERA> Loads the metadata recorded on the memory card into the camera.
[SLOT1] [SLOT2] [NO]
(AVCHD
mode only) •• [NO FILE] is displayed when there is no metadata recorded on the memory
card.
[RECORD]
<CAMERA> Sets whether to simultaneously record the metadata on a memory card as it is
(AVCHD
loaded into the camera.
mode only) [ON]:
Records simultaneously.
[OFF]: Does not record simultaneously.
[USER CLIP
NAME]
<CAMERA> Sets [USER CLIP NAME] recording method.
(AVCHD
[TYPE1]:
The user clip name is the same as the [CLIP NAME] if no
mode only)
metadata is uploaded or if no uploaded data exists.
[TYPE2]:
[META DATA
PROP]
The user clip name is the same as the [CLIP NAME] if no
combination of data and COUNT value is uploaded, or if no
uploaded data exists.
<CAMERA> Displays the metadata recorded in the unit.
[YES] [NO]
(AVCHD
mode only)
[CLIP
<CAMERA> Resets the COUNT value to 1.
COUNTER RST] (AVCHD
[YES] [NO]
mode only)
[META INIT
SET]
<CAMERA> Initializes the metadata recorded in the unit.
All settings, including the [ON]/[OFF] setting for [RECORD] are cleared.
(AVCHD
mode only) [YES] [NO]
Menu
Item
is the factory default mode.
[OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen
Item
[IR REMOTE]
Display
mode
Description of settings
<CAMERA> Sets the operations of the supplied remote control unit.
<PB>
[ON]:
Accepts commands from the remote control.
•• Note that if the same type of remote control is used near the
unit, the unit may receive commands from the other remote
control during shooting, for example, and suddenly operate in an
unexpected manner.
[OFF]:
Does not accept commands from the remote control.
[DV CONTROL] <CAMERA> Specifies the control method when a backup device is connected to the <DV
(DV mode
OUT> terminal for backup recording.
only)
[OFF]:
Backup device is not controlled.
[EXT]:
Backup device controlled using <START/STOP> button. Note,
however, that recording on the camera is not performed.
[BOTH]:
Backup recording performed by the unit and the backup device.
[CHAIN]:
When the recording nears the end, recording on the backup device
which is on standby will automatically start.
is the factory default mode.
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Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[DV CMD SEL] <CAMERA> Sets the recording operation to be performed by the backup device when you
(DV mode
press the <START/STOP> button.
only)
[REC P]:
Pauses and unpauses the recording.
[STOP]:
Starts and stops the recording.
[TALLY LAMP]
<CAMERA> Sets lighting of the tally lamp.
[FRONT]: The front tally lamp (microphone side) lights.
[REAR]:
The rear tally lamp (viewfinder side) lights.
[BOTH]:
Both tally lamps light.
[OFF]:
No tally lamp lights.
[CLOCK SET]
<CAMERA> Sets the built-in calendar of the camera.
<PB>
[TIME ZONE]
<CAMERA> Adds to or deducts from GMT the time value of [-12:00] to [+13:00] in 30-minute
<PB>
steps. (Refer to the following table.)
[0:00]
Time
difference
+00:00
–01:00
–02:00
–03:00
–04:00
–05:00
–06:00
–07:00
–08:00
–09:00
–10:00
–11:00
–12:00
+13:00
+12:00
+11:00
+10:00
+09:00
+08:00
+07:00
+06:00
+05:00
+04:00
+03:00
+02:00
+01:00
[LANGUAGE]
Region
Greenwich
Azores
Mid-Atlantic
Buenos Aires
Halifax
New York
Chicago
Denver
Los Angeles
Alaska
Hawaii
Midway Islands
Kwajalein Atoll
New Zealand
Solomon Islands
Guam
Tokyo
Beijing
Bangkok
Dacca
Islamabad
Abu Dhabi
Moscow
Eastern Europe
Central Europe
Time
difference
–00:30
–01:30
–02:30
–03:30
–04:30
–05:30
–06:30
–07:30
–08:30
–09:30
–10:30
–11:30
+12:30
+11:30
+10:30
+09:30
+08:30
+07:30
+06:30
+05:30
+04:30
+03:30
+02:30
+01:30
+00:30
Region
Newfoundland Island
Marquesas Islands
Norfolk Island
Lord Howe Island
Darwin Islands
Yangong
Mumbai
Kabul
Tehran
<CAMERA> Sets the Menu language.
<PB>
[English], [Español], [Français] (AG-AC160P)
[English], [Español], [Français], [Deutsch], [Italiano] (AG-AC160EJ)
[English], [Español], [Русский] (AG-AC160EN)
[SYSTEM
FREQ]
<CAMERA> Sets the system frequency. (The factory setting values may vary depending on
the region.)
[59.94Hz]: NTSC region
[50Hz]: PAL region
•• If the [TURN POWER OFF] message is displayed, switch the camera OFF and
then ON again. Every time the power is turned on, the system frequency changes.
[SYSTEM
INFO]
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<CAMERA> Displays the version of the system in this camera.
<PB>
is the factory default mode.
Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[MENU INIT]
<CAMERA> Returns the menu settings (scene files and user files) to factory default settings.
(Except for time code/[OPERATION TIME] item/[CLOCK SET] item/[TIME
ZONE] item settings)
[OPERATION
TIME]
<CAMERA> Displays the power-on time (a 5-digit figure).
<PB>
is the factory default mode.
[OPTION MENU] screen
Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[1394 STATUS] <CAMERA> Displays IEEE1394 status.
[YES] [NO]
(DV mode
only)
[1394 CONFIG] <CAMERA> Sets IEEE1394.
[DFLT], [1] - [255]
(DV mode
only)
is the factory default mode.
Menu
[OPTION MENU] is displayed when you press the <MENU> button while holding down the <DISP/MODE CHK>
button.
[PLAY SETUP] screen
Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[PB FORMAT]
<PB>
(AVCHD
mode only)
Sets the playback format.
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
[1080/60i(30P)], [1080/24P], [720/60P(30P)], [720/24P]
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
[1080/50i(25P)], [720/50P(25P)]
•• The [REC FORMAT] setting in the <CAMERA> mode prior to migrating to the
PB mode becomes the default value of the [PB FORMAT].
[REPEAT
PLAY]
<PB>
[ON] [OFF]
When [ON] is selected, supported clips are played repeatedly.
[RESUME
PLAY]
<PB>
[ON] [OFF]
When [ON] is selected, playback resumes from the video position where clip
playback had stopped.
[SKIP MODE]
<PB>
(AVCHD
mode only)
Selects the starting position for cued playback after pausing.
[CLIP]:
Stops playback at the beginning of the previous clip.
[CLIP & INDEX]:
Stops at the beginning of the clip and the INDEX.
is the factory default mode.
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[THUMBNAIL] screen
Item
Display
mode
Description of settings
[THUMBNAIL
MODE]
<PB>
Selects the thumbnail display method.
[ALL]:
Displays all clips.
[SAME
Displays clips in the same recording format. (AVCHD mode
FORMAT]:
only)
[MARKER]:
Displays clips with shot marks.
[INDEX]:
Displays clips with an INDEX. (AVCHD mode only)
[INDICATOR]
<PB>
Sets whether or not to display the indicator.
[ON]:
Displays indicator.
[OFF]:
Does not display indicator.
[DATA
DISPLAY]
<PB>
Selects the information to be displayed in the time display area of the clips.
[TC]:
Time code
[UB]:
User information
[TIME]:
Shooting time
[DATE]:
Shooting date
[DATE&TIME]: Shooting date and time
[DATE
FORMAT]
<PB>
Selects display order for [DATE] or [DATE&TIME] of the [DATA DISPLAY] item.
(The factory setting values may vary depending on the region.)
[Y/M/D]:
Year/Month/Day
[M/D/Y]:
Month/Day/Year
[D/M/Y]:
Day/Month/Year
is the factory default mode.
[OPERATION] screen
Item
[DELETE]
Display
mode
<PB>
Description of settings
Deletes clips.
[ALL CLIPS]: Deletes all clips.
[SELECT]:
Deletes only the selected clips. Press <EXEC> to delete.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
•• Clips for which CLIP PROTECT is specified are not deleted.
[INDEX]
<PB>
(AVCHD
mode only)
Adds or deletes an [INDEX] to a clip.
[YES]:
Displays.
[NO]:
Does not display.
[CLIP
PROTECT]
<PB>
(AVCHD
mode only)
Protects clips to prevent accidental deletion.
[YES]:
Enables clip protection or releases protection.
[NO]:
Returns to the previous screen.
•• Formatting the memory card will delete all clips even if they are protected.
[REPAIR]
<PB>
(DV mode
only)
Restores defective clips. (Page 62)
is the factory default mode.
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Reference
Before calling for service
Power supply
Cannot turn on the power.
•• Make sure the battery and AC adaptor are connected properly.
Check the connections again.
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Power goes off as soon as
it is switched on.
•• The battery may have run out.
If the remaining battery charge display is blinking or [
]
appears, the battery has run out.
Either recharge the battery or replace the discharged battery with a
fully charged one.
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Battery runs out quickly.
•• Make sure the battery is fully charged.
Keep charging until the <CHARGE> lamp on the AC adaptor goes
out.
- For AG-AC160EJ, charge the battery using the battery charger.
•• The camera may be used in a low-temperature environment.
The battery is affected by the ambient temperature. In lowtemperature locations, its operating time will shorten.
•• The battery may have reached the end of its service life.
Every battery has a certain service life. The service life varies
depending on how it is used, and if the operating time has reduced
significantly even after the battery was sufficiently charged, the
battery may have reached the end of its service life.
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The battery cannot be
charged.
•• A DC cord may be connected to the AC adaptor.
The battery cannot be charged with the DC cord connected.
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—
Reference
The remaining charge is not •• The remaining battery charge display is merely a guideline. To
displayed correctly.
ensure that remaining battery capacity is displayed correctly, use
the battery completely from a fully-charged state, and charge the
battery again. (Remaining battery capacity may still not be displayed
correctly if the battery has been used for long periods in high or low
temperatures, or if the battery has been recharged a large number
of times.)
Shooting
Cannot start shooting.
•• Make sure that the POWER/MODE switch is <ON>.
Cannot focus automatically. •• Make sure the camera is in manual focus mode. You can focus
automatically when the auto focus mode is selected.
•• Depending on the lens, the auto focus function may not be available.
•• You may be shooting a scene where it is difficult to bring the subject
into focus in the auto focus mode.
If this is the case, focus in the manual focus mode.
It may be hard to bring the subject into focus when
- Shooting both close and distant objects
- Shooting through a dirty window
- Shooting in a dark location
- There are sparkling or shiny objects around the subject
- Shooting a fast-moving subject
- Shooting a subject with minimal contrast
Menu
Battery
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P18
101
Cannot record even though •• The write-protect switch on the memory card may be in the <LOCK>
the memory card is inserted
position. The memory card cannot be recorded to if the switch is in
correctly.
the <LOCK> position.
•• The remaining memory on the memory card may be extremely low.
Save the content onto other media and delete unnecessary data
from the memory card, or use a new memory card instead.
P15
•• The memory card may have been correctly formatted. Alternatively,
the format itself may be incompatible with this camera. Reformat the
memory card using the camera.
P13
•• 8 MB to 16 MB memory cards cannot be used for shooting movies.
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•• The memory card may not be compatible with video recording.
Always use a memory card compatible with video recording.
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Recording stops by itself.
Editing
Cannot read the data on the •• Make sure the memory card has been correctly formatted.
memory card.
If not, format the memory card using the camera.
P13
Cannot perform non-linear
editing.
•• Check the specifications of your computer and connection cable.
P68
Cannot dub onto an
external device.
•• Make sure the external device connected correctly.
P68
Displays
Something is wrong with
the time code display.
•• The time code display may not register a regular count if a clip is
played back in the reverse slow mode, but this is normal.
—
Playback
Cannot play back content
even when I press the play
button.
•• Make sure the camera is in the <CAMERA> mode.
Turn the POWER/MODE switch and confirm that the PB lamp <PB>
is lit.
•• Make sure that the playback format matches the data.
Match the playback format with the recording format of the clip.
P54
Mosaic-like noise appears
when fast-forwarding or
rewinding a clip.
•• This noise is inherent to digital video technology. It does not indicate
a fault.
—
Images do not appear on
•• Make sure that the input selector on your television is set to video
the television even though I
input.
have connected the cameraRead the instructions of your television carefully and select the
recorder correctly.
correct video input connector for the camera.
Cannot hear any sound
from the camera’s speaker.
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•• You may have turned down the camera’s volume control too far.
Adjust the volume level by pressing the <AUDIO MON/ADV> button
<+>.
—
P66
PC connection
Computer does not
recognize camera when
USB2.0 connection cable is
connected.
•• Check the operating environment.
•• If your computer has multiple USB2.0 terminals, try connecting the
camera to a different USB terminal.
•• Switch off the camera and then on again and reconnect the USB2.0
connection cable.
P68
An error message appears
on the computer when the
USB2.0 connection cable is
disconnected.
•• To disconnect the USB2.0 connection cable safely, double-click the
icon in the task tray and follow the instructions on the screen.
—
The remote control does
not work.
•• The battery in the remote control may have run out.
If the remote control fails to work even it is operated close to the
remote control sensor of the camera, the battery may have run out.
Replace the battery.
•• Make sure the [IR REMOTE] item on the setting menu [OTHER
FUNCTIONS] screen is not set to [OFF].
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There is a rattling sound
when the camera is tilted
back and forth.
•• This is the sound of the lens moving. This is normal. The sound will
not be heard when the camera is switched on.
—
A clicking sound is heard
•• This initialization operation is performed when the camera starts
when the power is turned on
up. It occurs due to the construction of the camera and does not
or when the <PB> mode is
indicate a fault.
switched to the <CAMERA>
mode.
—
The memory card screen is
abnormal.
—
•• The data on the memory card could be corrupted. Data can be
corrupted by static electricity and electromagnetic waves. Always
save important data to a computer or other storage media.
The memory card cannot be •• There could be a fault with the camera or with the memory card.
Please consult your dealer. Always use memory cards of
used even after formatting.
512 MB - 64 GB with this camera.
—
The camera does not
recognize the memory card
when it is inserted.
•• The inserted memory card may have been originally formatted with
a computer. Always use this camera to format memory cards.
Please be aware that, when a memory card is formatted, all
data recorded on the memory card will be erased and cannot be
restored.
P13
The memory card is not
recognized when inserted
into other devices.
•• Check that the device is compatible with the size and type (SD
memory card/SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card) of the
memory card you are using.
For details, please refer to the device’s own operating instructions.
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Image burn-in occurs in the
LCD monitor.
•• If the same image or text is displayed continuously for a long time,
image burn-in may occur on the screen, but this can be resolved by
turning off the power for a few hours.
—
Reference
Other
103
The changeover between clips may not always be smooth when playing back multiple clips in succession.
In the AVCHD mode, video may momentarily pause when playing back multiple clips in succession under
circumstances such as those detailed as follows.
„„Mixture of different recording formats
Recording mode = PH mode
Playback format =1080/60i (30P)
Recording format
PH 1080/60i
Recording format
PH 720/60P
Recording format
PH 1080/60i
Plays back smoothly.
Recording format
PH 1080/60i
The image pauses when
switching the clip.
Does not play back
because the playback
format does not match.
„„Mixture of different recording modes
Recording format = 1080/60i
Playback format = 1080/60i (30P)
Recording format
PH 1080/60i
Recording format
HE 1080/60i
Recording format
HA 1080/60i
Recording format
HA 1080/60i
The image pauses when switching the clip.
„„Some clips have been recorded using PRE REC function or VFR function
Normal shooting
PRE REC shooting
VFR shooting
PRE REC shooting
VFR shooting
The image pauses when switching the clip.
Normal shooting
When switching from PRE REC
shooting to normal shooting, it plays
back smoothly.
„„Some clips have a recording time of less than 3 seconds
Recording time is 3
seconds or longer
Recording time is
less than 3 seconds
Recording time is 3
seconds or longer
 
Plays back smoothly.
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The image pauses when switching the clip.
Updating the firmware incorporated into the unit
To check the latest information on the firmware and update methods, refer to the following support page on
the Panasonic website.
Reference
http://pro-av.panasonic.net/
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Cleaning
When cleaning, do not use benzene or thinner.
••Benzene or paint thinners may deform the camera
body and/or cause the surface finish to peel.
••Before proceeding with maintenance, remove the
battery or disconnect the AC cord from the power
outlet.
••Wipe the camera-recorder with a soft, clean cloth.
To remove stubborn dirt, wipe the camera with a
cloth moistened with kitchen detergent diluted in
water and then finish with a dry cloth.
Cleaning the viewfinder
If there is dust in the viewfinder, remove the eye cup
holder and get rid of the dust.
••The interior of the eye cup holder is specially
finished, so do not wipe it under any circumstances.
If dust has adhered, blow it off with an air blower.
••Remove the eye cup holder by rotating
counterclockwise with the eye cup attached.
(It has been tightly screwed on.)
When you do this, tilt the viewfinder slightly upward.
••To mount the eye cup holder, align the ridges
and grooves of the eye cup holder and camerarecorder, and turn clockwise until the holder clicks
into place.
Eye cup holder
Eye cup
Ridges
Turn counterclockwise
to remove it.
Storage precautions
Before storing the camera, remove both the
memory card and battery.
Store all of these items in place with low humidity
and relatively constant temperature.
Recommended temperature range: 15°C - 25°C
Recommended relative humidity: 40% - 60%
••Keep metal objects (such as necklaces and
hairpins) away from the terminals. Shortcircuiting may occur across the terminals,
causing the battery to heat up, you may
seriously burn yourself if you touch the
battery in this state.
Camera-recorder
••Wrap the camera-recorder in a soft cloth to keep
the dust off.
Memory card
••After ejecting a memory card from the camerarecoder, always put it in its own case.
••Do not leave memory cards in areas where
corrosive gases, etc. are present.
••Do not leave the memory cards inside vehicles,
in places exposed to direct sunlight or in other
places where the temperature is high.
••Do not leave the memory cards where the
humidity level is high or where there are high
concentrations of dust.
Battery
••The service life of the battery will be shortened
when exposed to extreme temperatures.
••Storing the battery in a location with oily vapors
or high dust concentration may result in corrosion
to the terminals or other damage, leading to
malfunction.
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Recording format list
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]
Frame rate
Recording mode
60i
30P
24P
1080/60i
1080/60i
1080/30P
(over 60i)
1080/24P
(Native recording)
720/60P
720/60P
720/30P
(over 60P)
720/24P
(Native recording)
PH
AVCHD
PM
720/60P
720/60P
-
-
HA
1080/60i
1080/60i
-
-
HE
1080/60i
1080/60i
-
-
480/60i
480/60i
480/30P
(over 60i)
480/24P
(over 60i)
DV
When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz]
50i
25P
1080/50i
1080/50i
1080/25P
(over 50i)
720/50P
720/50P
720/25P
(over 50P)
PH
AVCHD
DV
PM
720/50P
720/50P
-
HA
1080/50i
1080/50i
-
HE
1080/50i
1080/50i
-
576/50i
576/50i
576/25P
(over 50i)
Reference
Frame rate
Recording mode
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Index
A
Focus ring…………………………………………… 18
AC adaptor… ………………………………… 16, 51
Adjusting the volume
Monitor volume while shooting… ……………… 29
Playback volume………………………………… 66
Recording level of audio signals… …………… 43
ATW… ……………………………………………… 22
AUDIO INPUT 1/ 2 terminal (XLR 3-pin)… ……… 42
Audio pin cable……………………………………… 70
Auto mode…………………………………………… 11
Auto Tracking White………………………………… 22
AVCCAM Restorer… ……………………………… 16
AVCHD Format……………………………………… 73
AVCHD mode… ………………………… 14, 30, 11
B
Backlight… …………………………………………
Backlight compensation… …………………………
Black balance… ……………………………………
BNC cable……………………………………………
Built-in microphone… ………………………………
8
27
22
70
41
C
Charge
Battery… …………………………………… 16, 24
Built-in battery… ………………………………… 51
Clip
Deleting…………………………………………… 61
Information… …………………………………… 63
Metadata… ……………………………………… 48
Playback… …………………………… 54, 55, 65
Protecting………………………………………… 61
Repair… …………………………………… 16, 62
Color bars… ………………………………………… 28
Computer… ………………………………………… 68
Connection
Computer… ……………………………………… 68
External microphone… ………………………… 67
Headphones……………………………………… 67
TV/Monitor… …………………………………… 70
Counter… …………………………………………… 50
D
Diopter adjustment dial… ………………………… 5
Dubbing……………………………………………… 74
DV mode… ……………………………… 14, 30, 11
E
Error displays… …………………………………… 81
Eye cup… …………………………………………… 29
F
Firmware… ……………………………………… 105
Focus………………………………………………… 18
Focus assist… ……………………………………… 19
G
Gain… ……………………………………………… 20
Gamma… …………………………………………… 85
H
HDMI cable… ……………………………………… 70
HD mode… …………………………………… 30, 11
I
IEEE1394… …………………………………………
Index recording………………………………………
INTERVAL REC… …………………………………
Iris… …………………………………………………
IRIS……………………………………………………
L
LAST CLIP…………………………………………… 29
LCD monitor… ………………………………… 17, 6
Low angle shooting… ……………………………… 24
M
Manual focus………………………………………… 18
Manual mode… …………………………………… 18
Memory card
Access lamp……………………………………… 12
Format… ………………………………………… 13
Inserting…………………………………………… 10
Protection………………………………………… 15
Recording data…………………………………… 73
Recording time…………………………………… 14
Removing………………………………………… 15
Repair… ………………………………………… 16
Selecting the slot…………………………… 12, 57
Type… ……………………………………… 14, 15
Microphone
Built-in microphone……………………………… 41
External microphone… ………………………… 42
Phantom microphone…………………………… 42
Microphone holder… ……………………………… 67
Mode lamp…………………………………………… 54
N
Native recording… ………………………………… 35
ND filter… …………………………………………… 20
Nonlinear editing… ………………………………… 72
O
Optical image stabilizer… ………………………… 27
P
Playback… ………………………………………… 54
Playback format… ………………………………… 58
Pre-rec… …………………………………………… 30
Bold/italic numbers in the style of (00) are a Volume 1 page numbers.
Numbers in the style of (00) are Volume 2 page numbers.
108
99
29
90
19
19
Progressive mode… ……………………………… 23
R
REC CHECK………………………………………… 12
Recording format………………………………… 107
Relay function… …………………………………… 31
Repeat playback… ………………………………… 58
Resume playback…………………………………… 59
S
Scene files……………………………………… 32, 44
Screen displays… ………………………………… 75
SD mode… …………………………………… 30, 11
Self-portrait recording… …………………………… 24
Setup menu
Initialization… …………………………………… 32
List………………………………………………… 83
Operation… ……………………………………… 31
Structure… ……………………………………… 35
Shooting……………………………………………… 10
Shot mark… ………………………………………… 29
Shutter speed… …………………………………… 37
SIMUL REC… ……………………………………… 32
Specifications… …………………………………… 38
Standard recording… ……………………………… 35
Synchro scan… …………………………………… 40
Tally lamp… ………………………………………… 9
Thumbnail
Display method… ……………………………… 60
Thumbnail screen… …………………………… 55
Time code…………………………………………… 51
U
USB2.0 connection cable… ……………………… 68
USER button………………………………………… 27
User information… ………………………………… 53
Reference
T
V
Variable Frame Rate… ……………………… 34, 36
VFR…………………………………………… 34, 36
Video pin cable……………………………………… 70
Viewfinder…………………………………………… 5
W
Warning……………………………………………… 80
Wave form monitor function… …………………… 28
White balance… …………………………………… 20
Z
Zebra patterns… …………………………………… 25
ZOOM………………………………………………… 17
Bold/italic numbers in the style of (00) are a Volume 1 page numbers.
Numbers in the style of (00) are Volume 2 page numbers.
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