Philips AG-HPX171E Camcorder User Manual

Philips AG-HPX171E Camcorder User Manual
FRANÇAIS
DEUTSCH
ENGLISH
Operating Instructions/Bedienungsanleitung
Mode d’emploi/Istruzioni per l’uso
Instrucciones de funcionamiento
Memory Card Camera-Recorder/Speicherkarten-Kamerarecorder
Caméscope à carte mémoire/Camcorder a schede di memoria
Camascopio basado en tarjeta de memoria
AG-HPX171E
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
Lesen Sie die Anweisungen vor der Verwendung dieses Produkts sorgfältig durch, und
bewahren Sie das vorliegende Handbuch zur künftigen Referenz auf.
Avant d’utiliser ce produit, veiller à lire attentivement ce manuel et le conserver pour un usage ultérieur.
Prima di utilizzare questo prodotto, leggere queste istruzioni e conservare questo manuale per
consultarlo quando necessario.
Antes de utilizar este producto, lea estas instrucciones de funcionamiento con atención y
guárdelas para poder consultarlas en el futuro.
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Reference
Menu
Displays
Editing
Playback
Model No. Preparation
 This product is eligible for the P2HD
5 Year Warranty Repair Program. For
details, see page 5.
Description of
parts
Before use
ITALIANO
Shooting
ESPAÑOL
Read this first!
indicates safety information.
Caution for AC Mains Lead
FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY.
This product is equipped with 2 types of AC mains cable. One is for continental Europe, etc.
and the other one is only for U.K.
Appropriate mains cable must be used in each local area, since the other type of mains cable is not
suitable.
FOR CONTINENTAL EUROPE, ETC.
Not to be used in the U.K.
FOR U.K. ONLY
This appliance is supplied with a moulded
three pin mains plug for your safety and
convenience.
A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please
ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating
of 5 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or
BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI mark
on the body of the fuse.
FOR U.K. ONLY
How to replace the fuse
1. Open the fuse compartment with a
screwdriver.
2. Replace the fuse
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover
you must ensure that it is refitted when the
fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must
not be used until a replacement cover is
obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased
from your local Panasonic Dealer.
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Fuse
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indicates safety information.
DO NOT REMOVE PANEL COVERS
g
BY UNSCREWING THEM.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
remove cover. No user serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
WARNING:
• TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
• TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, KEEP THIS EQUIPMENT AWAY
FROM ALL LIQUIDS. USE AND STORE ONLY
IN LOCATIONS WHICH ARE NOT EXPOSED
TO THE RISK OF DRIPPING OR SPLASHING
LIQUIDS, AND DO NOT PLACE ANY LIQUID
CONTAINERS ON TOP OF THE EQUIPMENT.
Camera-Recorder
The rating plate is on the underside of the
viewfinder.
AC Adapter
The rating plate is on the underside of the AC
Adapter.
Disconnect the AC mains plug from the AC
mains socket when not in use.
CAUTION:
Always keep memory cards or accessories (coin
battery, microphone holder screws, microphone
holder adapter, ferrite cores, INPUT terminal cover)
out of the reach of babies and small children.
THE MAINS PLUG OF THE POWER SUPPLY
CORD SHALL REMAIN READILY OPERABLE.
THE AC RECEPTACLE (MAINS SOCKET
OUTLET) SHALL BE INSTALLED NEAR
THE EQUIPMENT AND SHALL BE EASILY
ACCESSIBLE.
TO COMPLETELY DISCONNECT THIS
EQUIPMENT FROM THE AC MAINS,
DISCONNECT THE POWER CORD PLUG
FROM THE AC RECEPTACLE.
CAUTION:
CAUTION:
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD AND ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE
THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
In order to maintain adequate ventilation, do
not install or place this unit in a bookcase,
built-in cabinet or any other confined space. To
prevent risk of electric shock or fire hazard due
to overheating, ensure that curtains and any
other materials do not obstruct the ventilation.
CAUTION:
Do not lift the unit by its handle while the
tripod is attached. When the tripod is attached,
its weight will also affect the unit’s handle,
possibly causing the handle to break and
hurting the user. To carry the unit while the
tripod is attached, take hold of the tripod.
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion or fire if battery is mistreated.
For Battery Pack
• Replace only with same or specified type.
• Do not disassemble or dispose of in fire.
• Do not store in temperatures over 60°C (140°F).
• Do not leave the battery in an automobile
exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of
time with doors and windows closed.
• Use specified charger.
For Battery of Remote Controller
• Replace battery with part No. CR2025 only.
• Do not recharge the battery.
• Do not disassemble or dispose of in fire.
• Do not store in temperatures over 60°C (140°F).
Do not jar, swing, or shake the unit by its
handle while the conversion lens or another
accessory is attached.
Due to the added weight of the conversion
lens, any strong jolt to the handle may damage
the unit or result in personal injury.
CAUTION:
EXCESSIVE SOUND PRESSURE FROM
EARPHONES AND HEADPHONES CAN
CAUSE HEARING LOSS.
CAUTION:
Do not leave the unit in direct contact with the
skin for long periods of time when in use.
Low temperature burn injuries may be suffered
if the high temperature parts of this unit are
in direct contact with the skin for long periods
of time.
When using the equipment for long periods of
time, make use of the tripod.
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Operating precaution
Operation near any appliance which generates strong magnetic fields may give rise to noise in the video
and audio signals. If this should be the case, deal with the situation by, for instance, moving the source of
the magnetic fields away from the unit before operation.
IMPORTANT
“Unauthorized recording of copyrighted television programs, video tapes and other materials may infringe
the right of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.”
Recommendation for Use of Genuine Panasonic Battery Pack
(Rechargeable Battery)
Thank you for using a Panasonic product.
It has been our policy to recommend that the genuine Panasonic battery pack be used for any
Panasonic product that uses a battery pack, including digital cameras. It has, however, been found that
imitation battery packs that look very similar to the genuine Panasonic battery pack are marketed in
some markets.
Some of these imitation battery packs are not equipped with any protective devices that meet given
quality standards for permitting use at high power outputs and for long hours.
If any of these battery packs of inferior quality is used, it could lead to an accident or failure
involving firing or explosion.
To ensure that our products are used in utmost safety, we once again remind you that we recommend
the use of a genuine Panasonic battery pack for any Panasonic product that is to use a battery pack.
The genuine Panasonic battery packs are sold under our stringent quality control.
Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of an
imitation battery pack.
We appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation in this regard.
Software information for this product
1. Customer advisory: This product includes software licensed under the GNU General Public License
(GPL) and GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL); customers have the right to download, modify,
and redistribute source code for this software.
Descriptions of the GPL and LGPL are stored on the installation CD included with this camera-recorder.
See the folder named \LDOC. (The description is the original (written in English).) To download the
relevant source code, visit https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/
Please note that we cannot answer any questions you may have about the content, etc. of any source
code you may obtain from the above Web site.
2. This product includes software licensed under the MIT License. A description of the MIT is stored on
the installation CD included with this camera-recorder. See the folder named \LDOC. (The description is
the original (written in English).)
• LEICA is a trademark of Leica Microsystems IRGmbH.
• DICOMAR is a trademark of Leica Camera AG.
• SD logo is a trademark.
All other explanations, company names, and product names are the registered trademarks of the
respective companies.
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Remote Control Battery
EU
A While pressing the stopper
battery holder.
, pull out the
To remove the battery
Main Power Battery
(Refer to page 16 for the detail.)
B Remove the button-type battery from the battery
holder.
Press the battery removal button.
Battery removal button
P2HD 5 Year Warranty Repair Program*1
Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic P2HD device.
Register as a user for this device to receive a special service warranty up to five years of free warranty
repairs.
Customers who register as users on the website will receive a extended warranty repair
valid for up to five years.
1st year
P2HD device*2
2nd year
Basic warranty*3
3rd year
4th year
5th year*5
Extended warranty repair*4
*1: Please note that this extended warranty is not available in some countries/regions see web
site below for details. *2: Not all models eligible for extended warranty coverage. *3: The basic
warranty period may vary depending on the country/region see enclosed warranty for warranty
coverage. *4: Not all repair work is covered by this extended warranty see enclosed warranty
card for warranty coverage. *5: The maximum warranty period may be adjusted depending on
the number of hours the device has been used.
Free 5 years of Warranty Repairs
Purchase
P2 product
Register online
within 1 month
“Registration Notice”
e-mail sent
Make sure to save the “Registration Notice”
e-mail during the warranty period.
Details about user registration and the extended warranty: http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e
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Contents
Read this first!...................................................... 2
Operating precaution........................................... 4
IMPORTANT........................................................... 4
Recommendation for Use of Genuine
Panasonic Battery Pack
(Rechargeable Battery).................................... 4
Software information for this product................ 4
To remove the battery.......................................... 5
Main Power Battery............................................ 5
Remote Control Battery...................................... 5
Before use
Outline of operations........................................... 8
Precaution for use................................................ 9
Accessories........................................................ 10
Optional units..................................................... 10
About this manual.............................................. 10
Description of parts
Description of parts........................................... 11
Right side and rear side................................... 11
Left side............................................................ 12
Terminals and mounting parts.......................... 13
Remote control................................................. 14
Preparation
The battery.......................................................... 15
Charging........................................................... 15
Installing and removing the power supply....... 16
Installing and removing the battery.................. 16
Connecting and disconnecting
the power cord.............................................. 16
Adjusting the hand strap................................... 17
Attaching the shoulder strap............................. 17
Detaching and attaching the lens hood........... 17
The remote control............................................. 18
Insert the battery.............................................. 18
Remote control setup....................................... 18
Turn on/off the camera....................................... 19
Tally lamp............................................................ 19
Viewfinder........................................................... 20
Using the viewfinder......................................... 20
Using the LCD.................................................. 21
Emphasizing outlines....................................... 21
Adjusting the screen display............................. 22
Adjusting the backlight...................................... 23
Flipping images vertically and horizontally....... 23
Switching between overscan and
underscan..................................................... 23
Setting the calendar........................................... 24
Shooting
Basic shooting operations................................ 25
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Preparing to shoot............................................ 25
Shooting in auto mode..................................... 25
Checking photos taken (REC CHECK)............ 26
P2 card access lamps...................................... 26
Protecting against a possible erasure.............. 26
Formatting P2 cards......................................... 26
Recording times............................................... 27
Remove the P2 card......................................... 28
Using SD/SDHC memory cards......................... 29
Installing and removing
the SD memory card.................................... 29
Formatting SD memory card............................ 29
Cautions in using SD memory cards................ 29
Using the zoom function.................................... 30
Digital zoom function........................................ 30
Variable frame rates (VFR)................................. 31
Native recording............................................... 33
Standard recording........................................... 33
Using variable frame rates (VFR)..................... 34
Shooting in 1080i/576i (480i)
progressive mode........................................... 35
Shooting in 1080i/576i progressive mode........ 35
Shooting in 1080i/480i progressive mode........ 35
Shooting in manual mode.................................. 36
Switching to manual mode............................... 36
Manual focusing............................................... 36
Using focus assist............................................. 37
Iris adjustments................................................ 37
Adjusting the gain............................................. 38
Light intensity adjustments............................... 38
Adjusting the white balance.............................. 39
Black balance adjustments............................... 40
Auto Tracking White (ATW)............................... 40
Shooting techniques for different targets........ 41
Low-angle shooting.......................................... 41
Self-portrait shooting........................................ 41
Zebra pattern.................................................... 41
Marker.............................................................. 41
Checking and displaying shooting status......... 42
Changing the image size.................................. 42
Optical Image Stabilizer................................... 43
Adding effects to images.................................. 43
Using the USER buttons................................... 43
Backlight compensation.................................... 43
Color bars......................................................... 43
Waveform monitor function............................... 44
Adjusting the volume while shooting................ 44
Backup recording.............................................. 44
2-slot continuous recording.............................. 45
Shot mark function........................................... 45
Text memo recording........................................ 45
Time stamp function......................................... 45
LAST CLIP DELETE function........................... 46
Using the special recording functions............. 47
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Pre-recording (PRE REC)................................ 47
Interval recording (INTERVAL REC)................. 47
One-shot recording (ONE-SHOT REC)............ 48
Loop recording (LOOP REC)........................... 48
Adjusting the shutter speed.............................. 50
Synchro scan.................................................... 51
Switching Audio Input........................................ 52
Using the built-in microphone........................... 52
Using another microphone and
audio equipment........................................... 52
Adjusting the recording level............................ 53
Using scene files................................................ 54
Changing scene file settings............................ 54
Saving scene files and other settings on
SD memory cards........................................... 56
Clip metadata...................................................... 58
Using the Counter.............................................. 59
Counter display................................................. 59
1394TC preset mode........................................ 59
Charging the built-in battery/
Setting the time data...................................... 60
Recharging the built-in battery......................... 60
Setting the time code........................................ 60
Specifying the time code (TC PRESET)........... 60
Setting user information................................... 62
Playback
Basic playback operations................................ 64
Thumbnail screen............................................... 65
Basic thumbnail screen operations.................. 65
Adding shot marks to clips............................... 67
Clearing the thumbnail screen.......................... 67
Direct shooting functions.................................. 67
Thumbnail operations........................................ 68
Selecting the thumbnail display method
(THUMBNAIL).............................................. 68
Deleting clips and formatting cards
(OPERATION).............................................. 69
Checking the clip or card information
(PROPERTY)............................................... 70
Editing the recorded clip metadata................... 72
Uploading the metadata (META DATA)............. 73
Useful playback functions................................. 75
Variable speed search...................................... 75
Slow playback................................................... 75
Fast forward/rewind playback........................... 75
Frame-by-frame playback................................. 75
Clip skip............................................................ 76
Adjusting the volume........................................ 76
Viewing images on a monitor........................... 76
Checking the date and time.............................. 76
Editing
Connecting external units................................. 77
Headphones..................................................... 77
External microphone........................................ 77
Computer (non-linear editing/file transfer)........ 78
Hard disk drive (data copying).......................... 79
Digital video equipment (Dubbing)................... 80
Video deck (Dubbing)....................................... 81
TV/Monitor (playback/dubbing)......................... 81
Nonlinear editing with P2 card (PC mode)....... 82
Copying from P2 cards to
the hard disk drive (1394 HOST mode)......... 84
Warnings.......................................................... 86
Dubbing............................................................... 87
Digital input/output............................................ 87
Analog output................................................... 87
Displays
Screen displays.................................................. 88
Regular displays............................................... 88
Warnings.......................................................... 92
Setting the DISPLAY items............................... 94
Menu
Using the setup menus...................................... 95
Using the menus.............................................. 95
Initializing the menu settings............................ 96
Setup menu structure........................................ 97
CAM (camera) mode menu.............................. 97
MCR (playback) mode menu............................ 98
Setup menu list................................................... 99
SCENE FILE screen......................................... 99
CAMERA SETUP screen............................... 101
SW MODE screen.......................................... 102
AUTO SW screen........................................... 104
RECORDING SETUP screen......................... 105
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen................... 108
AV IN/OUT SETUP screen............................. 108
DISPLAY SETUP screen................................ 109
CARD FUNCTIONS screen........................... 111
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen......................... 111
OPTION MENU screen.................................. 114
Reference
Before calling for service................................. 115
Operating precautions..................................... 118
Updating the driver in the camera.................. 120
Cleaning............................................................ 121
Storage Precautions......................................... 122
How to handle data recorded on P2 cards..... 123
Checkpoints for using memory cards............ 124
Recording format list....................................... 125
Appendix........................................................... 126
Specifications................................................... 127
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Outline of operations
This unit is compatible with P2 (Professional Plug-in) cards.
The P2 card has a large capacity with a high transfer rate, and allows you sophisticated movie-making on
this handy camera, including HD (High Definition) recording and smooth editing/dubbing.
Video
equipment/
Monitor
Computer/
Memory card recorder
1
P2 mode shooting and
playback (Pages 25 and 64)
P2 card
The contents can be transferred
as a data stream (digital
dubbing).
IEEE1394
(Windows/
Macintosh)
BNC cable
(HD-SDI)
The setting values
such as the user file
are saved to and read
from the SD memory
card.
You can use the following features:
• HD (High Definition) recording
• Multi format recording
• Variable frame rates
Slow & quick motion recording
• Maximum 4 channel uncompressed
digital audio recording
• DV recording (576i (480i))
For details on how to handle recorded
data, see Page 123.
2
P2 card
AV cable
Component
video cable
USB2.0
(Windows)
IEEE1394
(Macintosh)
IEEE1394 (SBP-2*)
Computer
The data (file) is transferred for nonlinear
editing on your computer or other unit.
3
1394 host mode (Page 84)
External hard disk
Video equipment/
Television
*Serial Bus Protocol-2
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PC mode (Page 82)
The unit directly controls the external hard disk
drive, and transfers the data (file) to it.
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Precaution for use
Always take some trial shots before actual shooting.
Before use
• When shooting important events (such as weddings), always take some trial shots and check that the
sound and images have been recorded properly before actual shooting.
Be sure to check and set the calendar and time zone.
• These settings affect the control and playback sequence of the recorded contents. Before making a
recording, set and check the calendar and time zone. (Page 24)
Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings.
• Please understand that Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings in cases where images
and/or sound were not recorded as you intended due to problems with the camera-recorder.
Respect copyrights
• Copyright laws forbid the use of video and audio material you have recorded for any purpose other than
your own personal enjoyment. Remember that restrictions apply to the shooting of certain material even if
it is intended for private use.
Caution regarding laser beams
• The CCD may be damaged if it is subjected to light from a laser beam.
When using the camera-recorder in locations where laser irradiation equipment is used, be careful not to
allow the laser beam to shine directly on the lens.
Notes when connecting a 1394 cable
• Windows:
Before connecting, turn off the main unit power, and check the shape and orientation of the terminal.
• Macintosh:
After turning on the power of the Apple Macintosh computer, check the shape and orientation of the
terminal, and then connect the cable.
(Pages 78, 79)
Media that can be used in this unit
The following media can be used in this unit. For details, refer to the respective pages.
• P2 card (Pages 25, 123)
• SD/SDHC memory cards (Pages 29, 124)
Mounting the camera-recorder on a tripod
The tripod mounting hole is 5.5 mm deep. Do not force the tripod screw beyond this depth.
You can damage the camera-recorder if you use any screw other than 1/4-20UNC.
Attach the tripod to the tripod hole.
For other usage notes, see Page 118.
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Accessories
Battery *1
AC Adapter
AC power supply cords/DC cord
(For the U.K.)
(For areas other than
the U.K.)
Eye cup
Microphone holder
Screws for microphone
holder
6-mm screws (2)
Microphone holder
adapter
12-mm screws (2)
Shoulder belt
Component video cable
PIN-BNC conversion
plugs (3)
CD-ROM
Wireless remote control
and battery (CR2025)
The following accessories are attached to the
camera-recorder.
Lens hood
30-mm ferrite core (2)*2
35-mm ferrite core (2)*2
INPUT terminal cover (2)
*1 For part numbers for the battery, see “Optional units”. (see below)
*2 When using a 1394 cable (sold separately) or a USB cable (sold separately), attach ferrite cores to the
both ends of the cable. (Page 78)
Optional units
• XLR microphone
AG-MC200G
• Battery
CGA-D54 (5400 mAh: equivalent to accessory battery)
About this manual
Note concerning illustrations in these instructions
• Illustrations (camera-recorder, menu screens, etc.) in these operating instructions differ slightly from the
actual camera-recorder.
References
• References are shown as (Page @).
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Description of parts
Right side and rear side
5 67 8
9 10 11 12
15
16
17 2 1
Description of
parts
3 4
1 2
POWER
ON
OFF
13
14
18 20 22 24
19 21 23 25
1 POWER switch (Page 19)
13 INPUT 1/2 (audio input) switch (Page 52)
2 START/STOP button (Page 25)
14 Zoom ring pin hole (Page 30)
3 REC CHECK button (Page 25)
15 P2 card access lamp (x 2) (Page 26)
4 Zoom button (Page 30)
16 Viewfinder (Page 20)
5 HANDLE ZOOM switch (Page 30)
6 Recording enable/disable switch (Page 41)
17 P2 card/SD memory card slot (cover)
(Pages 25 and 29)
7 Handle zoom button (Page 30)
18 SCENE FILE dial (Page 54)
8 Handle START/STOP button (Page 25)
19 SLOT SEL button (Page 45)
9 Built-in stereo microphone (Page 52)
20 Mode button (Page 25)
10 Tally lamp (Front) (Page 19)
21 Remote control sensor (Rear) (Page 18)
11 Remote control sensor (Front) (Page 18)
22 Tally lamp (Rear) (Page 19)
12 White balance sensor (Page 40)
23 Mode lamp (Page 25)
24 Power terminal (Page 16)
25 Battery release button (Page 16)
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Description of parts (continued)
Left side
1 2
3
4 5
6
7
8
22
23
MENU
THUMBNAIL
PUSH-SET
PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR
24
25
26 27
BARS
28
SHUTTER
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
INPUT1
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
RESET/TC SET
LCD
9 10
AWB
12 14 16 17 18 19
11
13 15
20
29
SPEES SELECT
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
EVF DTL
OIS
WFM
21
30 31
32 33 34 35 36
1 Focus ring (Page 36)
19 AUTO/MANUAL switch (Page 25)
2 Zoom ring (Page 30)
If you don’t need the zoom ring pin, fit it
into the provided zoom ring pin hole (14 on
page 11) so that you don’t loose it.
21 LCD monitor (Page 21)
3 FOCUS ASSIST button (Page 37)
4 USER button (Page 43)
5 ZOOM switch (Page 30)
6 Built-in speaker (Page 76)
7 OPEN button (Page 21)
8 Diopter adjustment dial (Page 20)
9 FOCUS switch (Page 36)
10 PUSH AUTO button (Page 36)
11 AWB button (Page 39)
12 IRIS dial (Page 37)
20 AUDIO LEVEL knobs (CH1, CH2) (Page 53)
22 MENU button (Page 95)
23 THUMBNAIL button (Page 67)
24 Operation lever (Pages 64 and 95)
25 PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR button (Pages 44
and 75)
26 CH1, CH2 SELECT switch (Page 52)
27 BARS button (Page 43)
28 SHUTTER, SPEED SELLECT +/- button
(Page 50)
29 INPUT1, 2 switch (MIC POWER +48 V)
(Page 52)
13 ND FILTER switch (Page 38)
30 COUNTER - RESET/TC SET button
(Page 59)
14 IRIS button (Page 37)
31 LCD button (Page 23)
15 GAIN switch (Page 38)
32 ZEBRA button (Page 41)
16 WHITE BAL switch (Page 39)
33 EVF DTL button (Page 21)
17 FUCUS RING (FOCUS/IRIS) switch
(Page 36)
35 OIS button (Page 43)
18 DISP/MODE CHK button (Page 42)
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34 WFM button (Page 44)
36 MCR REC button (Page 87)
Functions when the ZEBRA button (32) and
OIS button (35) are pressed at the same time.
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Terminals and mounting parts
5
6
1
2
3
15
16
Description of
parts
4
7
SDI
OUT
1394
CAM REMOTE
13
FOCUS IRIS
COMPONENT ZOOM S/S
OUT
8
9
10 11
1 USB terminal (Mini-B) (Page 78)
2 Light shoe
3 Microphone shoe (Page 77)
4 P2 card slots (Page 25)
5 SD memory card slot (Page 29)
6 P2 card eject buttons (Page 28)
7 SDI OUT terminal (Page 81)
8 1394 terminal (Pages 78 and 79)
9 COMPONENT OUT terminal (Page 81)
10 CAM REMOTE jack*
FOCUS/IRIS (3.5 mm mini jack)
You can connect a remote control unit to
control the FOCUS and IRIS (aperture).
ZOOM S/S (2.5 mm super mini jack)
You can connect a remote control unit to
control zoom and start/stop of recording.
14
12
13 Security Lock opening
Use this opening to attach a security cable.
For details on how to attach the cable, see the
Operating Instructions supplied with the cable.
The security lock and security cable are
designed to prevent theft, but Panasonic will
not accept any liability for damages resulting
from theft.
14 INPUT 1/2 terminal (XLR, 3 pin) (Page 77)
15 AUDIO OUT CH1/CH2 terminals (Page 81)
16 VIDEO OUT terminal (Page 81)
11 Headphone jack (3.5 mm stereo mini jack)
(Page 77)
12 Tripod hole (Page 9)
* Do not connect any equipment except the remote
controller to the CAM REMOTE jack.
Connecting any equipment other than the remote
control may cause the image brightness to
change and/or the images to appear out of focus.
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Description of parts (continued)
Remote control
The following buttons are for functions that
cannot be executed on the camera-recorder.
• PHOTO SHOT
• TITLE
• A.DUB
• MULTI/P-IN-P
• SELECT
• STORE
• OFF/ON
• PB.ZOOM
• INDEX
1 DATE/TIME button (Page 76)
2 OSD button (Page 76)
3 COUNTER button (Page 59)
Same function as the COUNTER button on the
main unit.
4 COUNTER RESET button (Page 59)
Same function as the COUNTER RESET
button on the main unit.
5 REC button (Page 87)
Operation buttons
6 PLAY button ( q) (Pages 64 and 87)
7
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
COUNTER RESET
TITLE
OSD
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
PLAY
A.DUB
ZOOM
INDEX
STOP
9
INDEX
VAR.
SEARCH
PB.
ZOOM
SET
OFF/ON
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ITEM
,
) (Page 18)
11 FF/ button ( y) (Page 64)
Buttons for shooting and volume control
12 START/STOP button (Page 25)
Same function as the START/STOP button on
the main unit.
13 ZOOM/VOL buttons (Page 30)
15
MENU
9 STILL ADV button (
10 STOP button ( g ) (Page 64)
11
STORE
P.B.DIGITAL
12
4
13
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
SELECT
14
REC
START/
STOP
- VOL +
1
/REW button (t ) (Page 64)
8 PAUSE button ( h ) (Page 64)
Like the operation buttons of the camera,
MENU operations are performed using SET
button.
14 VAR. SEARCH button (Page 75)
15 MENU button (Page 95)
Functions the same as the MENU button on
the camera.
[ ], [ ], [ ], [ ] buttons
Function the same as the Operation lever on
the camera.
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The battery
Charging
1
2
Align the battery with the
marking on
the AC adapter, place it flat, and slide it in
the direction shown below.
• You cannot charge the battery if the DC cord
is connected to the DC OUT connector, so
disconnect it first.
Plug the AC cord into the power outlet.
• The POWER lamp and CHARGE lamp on
the AC adapter light, and charging begins.
• If the CHARGE lamp does not light when
attached, detach the battery and then attach
it again.
CHARGE
POWER
• When the battery is charged, the CHARGE
lamp on the AC adapter goes out.
3
Slide the battery and remove it.
Recording time of included battery
Capacity
Recharging
time
Continuous
recording time
5400 mAh
Approx. 330
min.
Approx. 160
min.
• The times given above are approximate for when
scenes are shot in the DVCPRO HD mode while
not using the LCD monitor.
• The times apply when the ambient operating
temperature is 20°C and humidity is 60%.
Charging may take longer at other temperatures
and humidity levels.
Preparation
Before using the battery, fully charge it with the AC
adapter.
Keep a spare battery with you.
• Keep metal objects (such as necklaces
and hairpins) away from the battery.
Shortcircuiting may occur across the
terminals, causing the battery to heat up,
and you may seriously burn yourself if you
touch the battery in this state.
• The battery becomes hot while it is being
used or charged. The camera-recorder itself
also becomes hot during use.
• The recordable time reduces if you repeatedly
start and stop recording.
• Discharge the battery before storing it. When
storing it for an extended time, charge it at
least once a year, use up its charge in the
camerarecorder, and then store it again.
• If the battery is extremely hot or cold, the
CHARGE lamp will blink several times before
charging starts.
• If the CHARGE lamp continues to blink even
when the battery temperature is normal, there
may be something wrong with the battery or
AC adapter. Contact your dealer.
• The battery takes longer to charge when it is
warm.
• The AC adapter can interfere with radio
reception so keep radios at least 1 meter
away from it.
• The AC adapter may make some noise when
you are using it, but this is normal.
• You cannot charge the battery when
supplying power to the camera-recorder from
the AC adapter.
• Operation of battery pack CGR-D16 (1600
mAh) (sold separately) is not guaranteed.
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Installing and removing the power supply
Installing and removing the battery
Installation
Removal
1
1
Insert the battery until it clicks into place.
2
Set the POWER switch to OFF, and check
that the mode lamp is off.
While pressing the battery release button,
raise up the battery to remove it.
• Support the battery with your hand to ensure
that it will not fall.
Mode lamp
Battery release button
Connecting and disconnecting the power cord
Installation
Removal
1
2
Connect the DC cord to the AC adapter.
1
Plug the AC power supply cord into the
power outlet.
2
3
Slide the DC cord’s battery connector to
the direction of the arrow until it clicks into
place.
DC cord’s battery
connector
Set the POWER switch to OFF, and check
that the mode lamp is off.
Slide the DC cord’s battery connector to
the direction of the arrow while pressing
the battery release button.
Battery release button
3
Disconnect the AC power supply cord from
the power outlet.
CAUTION:
• You cannot charge the battery when
supplying power to the camera-recorder from
the AC adapter.
• Disconnect the AC power supply cord from
the power outlet when the unit is not going to
be used.
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ENGLISH
Adjusting the hand strap
Adjust the hand strap to suit your hand.
1
2
Open the cover and adjust the length.
Close the cover.
• Make sure the cover is fully closed.
Attach the shoulder strap and use it as a precaution against dropping the camera.
20 mm or more
20 mm or more
Preparation
Attaching the shoulder strap
Detaching and attaching the lens hood
Detaching the lens hood
• Turn the lens hood counterclockwise to detach it.
Attaching the lens hood
• Turn the lens hood clockwise until it clicks to
secure it in position.
• Be sure to attach the lens hood cap to protect the
lens when not in use.
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The remote control
Insert the battery
1
Push the catch in the direction shown by
arrow to  remove the holder.
Remote control setup
When using two camera-recorders simultaneously,
set this camera-recorder and the remote control
to either “operation mode 1” or “operation mode 2”
so the remote control does not operate the wrong
camera-recorder by mistake.
Setting
3
Insert the battery with the “+” marked side
facing up.
Return the holder to its original position.
• When the battery (CR2025) has run out, replace
it with a new one. (The battery lasts about one
year, depending on the frequency of use.)
If the remote control unit fails to work even when
it is operated near the camera-recorder’s remote
control sensor, the battery has run out.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
• Wireless remote control
Press the MCR operation buttons STOP ( g )
and STILL ADV ( ) at the same time to set the
remote control unit for use in “operation mode 1”.
Alternatively, press the STOP ( g ) and STILL
ADV ( ) buttons at the same time to set the
remote control unit for use in “operation mode 2”.
When the battery in the remote control unit is
replaced, the remote control unit is set for use in
“operation mode 1”.
• Camera
In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, REMOTE, set to 1 or 2. (Page 111)
If different settings are used for the camerarecorder and remote control unit, “REMOTE” lights
in red on the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
OSD
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
Operation
mode 2
REC
PLAY
PHOTO
SHOT
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
- VOL +
2
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
SELECT
STOP
Operation
mode 1
INDEX
VAR.
SEARCH
PB.
ZOOM
STORE
MENU
SET
OFF/ON
P.B.DIGITAL
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ITEM
ENGLISH
Turn on/off the camera
• Power saving mode
When the camera is left idle in pause mode
for about 5 minutes, it will behave as follows
depending on what POWER SAVE settings
have been made in the setting menu OTHER
FUNCTIONS screen (Page 113).
ON: The camera-recorder turns off automatically.
OFF:The camera-recorder does not turn off
automatically.
See the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, POWER SAVE (Page 113) for details.
• When the operation mode buttons flash in
sequence starting with the top one and the power
then goes off, it means that there is no charge left
in the battery. Recharge the battery.
Mode lamp
SLOT SEL
CAM
POWER
ON
MCR
MODE
PC
Mode button
Preparation
While pressing the lock release, turn the POWER
switch.
Turn on the camera:
The mode lamp (CAM) lights red (CAM mode) and
the camera is now in the shooting standby mode.
Turn off the camera:
The mode lamp (CAM) goes out.
OFF
Lock release
Tally lamp
The tally lamp can be made to light up during
shooting by selecting “ON” as the REC LAMP
setting in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen.
(Page 112)
When the camera-recorder is in any of the
following states, the tally lamp blinks.
• When an operation initiated by the remote control
unit has been received (8 blinks/sec.)
• When the remaining battery capacity runs out (4
blinks/sec.)
• When the available recording space on the P2
card or the battery power is low (1 blink/sec.)
• When removing the P2 card during access (4
blinks/sec.)
• When there is no recording space left on the P2
card (4 blinks/sec.)
Tally lamp
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Viewfinder
This camera has two viewfinders; one is a
miniature LCD in the viewfinder and the other is a
retractable 3.5-inch LCD.
Use the viewfinder that best suits the application
and shooting conditions.
• The brightness and hue may differ between the
images appearing on the viewfinder and LCD
monitor and those displayed on a TV monitor.
To see how the final images will appear, check
them on a TV monitor.
• Images are always displayed on the viewfinder.
Eye cup holder
Eye cup
Using the viewfinder
1
Fitting the eye cup
Attach the eye cup by aligning the projections
on the eye cup holder and eye cup and fitting
them together.
• Turning the eye cup after attaching it may
cause the eye cup holder to come off. If the
eyecup holder does come off, see “Cleaning
the Viewfinder” (Page 121) for details on how
to refit it.
Set the POWER switch to ON and check
that images appear in the viewfinder.
• Keep the LCD monitor closed.
POWER
ON
OFF
Projection
2
3
Adjust the viewfinder’s angle so that the
screen is positioned where it is easiest to
see.
• You can move the view finder out to about 90
degrees perpendicular to the camera.
Adjust the diopter adjustment lever so
that you can see the characters on the
viewfinder screen clearly.
Viewfinder diopter dial
Eye piece
Do not point the eye piece at the sun or
other strong light source.
• Light concentrated by the lens could damage
internal components and poses a fire hazard.
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ENGLISH
Using the LCD
Set the POWER switch to ON.
Hold down the OPEN button to open the
LCD monitor.
• It can open out to 120 degrees. Do not try
to open it further as this will damage the
camera.
Emphasizing the outlines of the images you see
in the viewfinder or on the LCD makes it easier to
focus.
Emphasizing the outlines does not effect the
images you shoot.
1
In CAM mode, press EVF DTL.
“EVF DTL ON” appears on the screen for
about 2 seconds.
Preparation
1
2
Emphasizing outlines
OPEN button
3
Position the LCD monitor where it is
easiest to see.
• The monitor can be rotated 180 degrees
toward the lens and 90 degrees toward you.
• Do not apply unnecessary force to the
open LCD. This can damage the camera.
BARS
SHUTTER
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
LCD
INPUT1
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
SPEES SELECT
RESET/TC SET
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
EVF DTL
OIS
WFM
EVF DTL button
Press EVF DTL again to return to the original
display. “EVF DTL OFF” appears on the screen
for about 2 seconds.
• Ensure the LCD is fully closed.
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Viewfinder (continued)
Adjusting the screen display
1
2
3
Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 19)
Viewfinder adjustments
Select YES under EVF SET on the setting
menu DISPLAY SETUP screen.
DISPLAY SETUP
ZOOM·FOCUS
CARD/BATT
P2CARD REMAIN
OTHER DISPLAY
LCD BACKLIGHT
LCD SET
EVF SET
SELF SHOOT
NUMBER
ON
TOTAL
PARTIAL
NORMAL
––––
––––
MIRROR
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select the item.
EVF SET
EVF COLOR LEVEL
[–] ––––––––+–––––––– [+]
EVF BRIGHTNESS
[–] ––––––––+–––––––– [+]
EVF CONTRAST
[–] ––––––––+–––––––– [+]
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
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Push the Operation lever in the w or q
direction to make adjustment.
EVF SET
EVF COLOR LEVEL
[–] ––––––––+–––––––– [+]
Press the MENU button.
• For menu operation (Page 95)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 14)
LCD monitor adjustments
Set YES under LCD SET on the setting menu
DISPLAY SETUP screen.
4
5
EVF BRIGHTNESS
[–] ––––––––+–––––––– [+]
EVF CONTRAST
[–] ––––––––+–––––––– [+]
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
6
Press MENU three times to exit the menus.
• You can return the settings for EVF SET and
LCD SET to the factory settings by selecting
the item and pressing COUNTER RESET (if it
is possible to change the item at that time).
• The viewfinder display can be in color or black
and white. (See the setup menus, DISPLAY
SETUP screen, EVF COLOR.) The resolution
is the same for both of them.
ENGLISH
The steps below show how to set the brightness of
the LCD monitor to one of three possible levels.
1
2
Select LCD BL under LCD on the setting
menu SW MODE screen.
This assigns LCD BL to the LCD button.
Press the LCD button.
Each press of the button switches backlight
brightness in the following order: NORMAL
(standard) " LOW (dark) " HIGH (bright) "
NORMAL.
• These settings persist even when the
camera-recorder is turned off.
LCD
Switching between overscan and
underscan
Use this function to underscan or overscan the
image shown in the viewfinder or on the LCD
monitor.
1
2
Select OVERSCAN under LCD on the
setting menu SW MODE screen.
This assigns OVER SCAN to the LCD button.
Press the LCD button.
• This button toggles between overscan and
underscan at each press.
• The unit returns to underscan mode the next
time it is powered up.
• In overscan mode, a frame appears on the
screen.
Preparation
Adjusting the backlight
LCD
Flipping images vertically and
horizontally
Use this function to flip an image vertically
or horizontally to check the aspect ratio or
composition on the LCD monitor.
This feature affects only the image in the viewfinder
or on the LCD monitor, not the recorded image.
1
2
Select LCD REV under LCD on the setting
menu SW MODE screen.
This assigns LCD REV to the LCD button.
Press the LCD button.
• This button toggles between the normal and
flipped image at each press.
• No screens are displayed when the image
is flipped.
• The unit returns to normal image mode the
next time it is powered up.
LCD
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Setting the calendar
The CLOCK SET value is recorded in the contents
(clip), and affects the sequence of playback of the
thumbnails. Before carrying out recording, be sure
to check and set CLOCK SET and TIME ZONE.
This shows you how to adjust the calendar to 5:20
PM on December 25, 2008.
1
2
3
6
CLOCK SET
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
HOUR
MIN
Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 19)
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to set the time difference from
Greenwich Mean Time under TIME ZONE
on the setting menu OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen. (Page 113)
7
––––
+0:00
OFF
––––
00012H
00012H
––––
MIRROR
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
CLOCK SET
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
8
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
HOUR
MIN
In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, CLOCK SET, select YES.
5
Push the Operation lever in the w or q
direction to set YEAR to 2008.
CLOCK SET
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
HOUR
MIN
2008
OCT
01
12
00
+/– : PUSH y / t
SEL : PUSH q / g
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Choose a year between 2000 and 2030.
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2008
DEC
25
17
20
+/– : PUSH y / t
SEL : PUSH q / g
OTHER FUNCTIONS
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Set DAY, HOUR, and MIN using the method
shown in steps 4 and 5.
• This is a 24-hour clock.
CLOCK SET
• For menu operation (Page 95)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 14)
––––
YES
OFF
––––
00012H
00012H
––––
MIRROR
2008
DEC
01
12
00
+/– : PUSH y / t
SEL : PUSH q / g
(Example of MENU in the CAM mode)
CLOCK SET
TIME ZONE
POWER SAVE
MENU INIT
OPERATION
OPERATION
EVF SET
SELF SHOOT
Push the Operation lever in the w or q
direction to set MONTH to DEC.
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
HOUR
MIN
OTHER FUNCTIONS
4
2008
OCT
01
12
00
+/– : PUSH y / t
SEL : PUSH q / g
Press the MENU button.
CLOCK SET
TIME ZONE
POWER SAVE
MENU INIT
OPERATION
OPERATION
EVF SET
SELF SHOOT
Push the Operation lever in the r direction
to move to the MONTH setting.
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
9
Press MENU three times to exit the menus.
• The clock can vary in accuracy so check that
the time is correct before shooting.
• When using the camera overseas, do not
set the CLOCK SET option to the local time,
but instead enter the time difference from
Greenwich mean time according to TIME
ZONE.
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Basic shooting operations
3
1
2
3
4
Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 19)
Lift up the viewfinder, press the side of the
card slot cover (A), and slide the cover (B)
to open it.
Insert the P2 card securely in the card slot.
2
Press the START/STOP button (Red) on the
POWER switch to start shooting.
• Press again to return to the camera to the
shooting standby mode.
• Use the handle START/STOP button to make
it easier to shoot from low angles.
AUTO MANUAL
LCD
side
Push the P2 card eject button to the
direction of the arrow, and close the card
slot cover.
• There are two card slots.
• Be absolutely sure to close the card slot
covers to keep the dust out.
• Do not remove the P2 card while the P2 card
access lamps are blinking orange. (Page 26)
REC CHECK
button
Handle START/STOP
button
Mode lamp
1 Lock release
Shooting
Preparing to shoot
POWER
ON
OFF
3
Mode button
1
3
POWER
ON
OFF
Lock
release
POWER
ON
4
OFF
Shooting in auto mode
1
2
Turn the POWER switch to ON. (Page 19)
• Check that the mode lamp (CAM) is lighted
red.
Under the following circumstances, even if you
press the STOP button it may take some time
until the writing to the P2 card finishes. For this
reason, the operation will not be acknowledged
if you press the START button too soon.
• Stopped after only a short recording time
• Stopped immediately after the recording has
moved to a second P2 card
Switch the AUTO/MANUAL switch to AUTO
to select auto mode.
• “ A ” appears on the viewfinder and LCD
screens.
• The focus, gain, iris and white balance are
adjusted automatically.
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Basic shooting operations (continued)
Checking photos taken (REC CHECK)
In the shooting pause mode, press the REC
CHECK button.
This plays back about 2 seconds of the video and
audio of the most recently recorded clip before
returning to pause mode.
• Note that this REC CHECK portion will also be
recorded to any equipment you have set up to
make backup recordings.
• The REC CHECK function does not work in PC
and MCR mode.
PC mode (1394 HOST)
Lights green:
Access standby.
Blinks orange:
Data is now being accessed.
Off:
Cards have not been inserted or formatted.
Insertion of incompatible card.
The HD recording(1080i/50i (720P/60P))
settings are already made in the default mode.
(To view the current settings, see Page 42.)
P2 card access lamps
CAM mode (MCR)
Lights green:
Data can be saved onto the cards or loaded
from them.
Blinks green (slow):
No available space on card, card is writeprotected
Lights orange:
Slot that is the object of recording
Blinks orange:
Data is now being accessed.
Blinks orange (fast):
A card is now being recognized.
Both lamps blink orange:
Ejection of card during access
Off:
Cards have not been inserted or formatted.
Insertion of incompatible card.
PC mode (USB DEVICE)
Blinks orange: Data is now being accessed.
Off: A status other than access underway.
PC mode (1394 DEVICE)
Blinks orange: Connected
Off: Not connected
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P2 card access lamp
Protecting against a possible erasure
Switch the write-protect switch of the P2 card to
[PROTECT].
Write-protect switch
Formatting P2 cards
1
2
Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 19)
Press the mode button and set it to MCR
mode (the MCR lamp lights).
• Thumbnails are displayed.
ENGLISH
4
Press the MENU button.
• For menu operation (Page 95)
Operation lever
MENU
PUSH-SET
On the menu, select OPERATION and then
FORMAT. (Page 69)
• A screen such as the one shown below
appears. Select the number of the slot
into which you inserted the P2 card to
be formatted. Select EXIT to cancel the
formatting.
• When you press the MENU button, the menu
display disappears.
THUMBNAIL
OPERATION
MENU button
SLOT SEL
FORMAT
META DATA
SLOT2
RE-CONNECTION
SD CARD
EXCH.THUMBNAIL
EXIT
EXIT
Mode lamp
Mode button
DELETE
PROPERTY
CAM
SLOT1
REPAIR CLIP
EXIT
MCR
MODE
Shooting
3
PC
5
Select YES on the confirmation screen.
• The selected P2 card is formatted.
Recording times
Card model
Capacity
DVCPRO/DV 2channel audio
AJ-P2C004HG
4 GB
AJ-P2C008HG
8 GB
AJ-P2C016RG
AJ-P2C032RG
DVCPRO HD
720P/25PN
(720P/30PN)
DVCPRO50 4channel audio
DVCPRO HD*1
DVCPRO HD
720P/24PN
approx. 16 min.
approx. 8 min.
approx. 4 min.
approx. 10 min.
approx. 8 min.
approx. 32 min.
approx. 16 min.
approx. 8 min.
approx. 20 min.
approx. 16 min.
16 GB
approx. 64 min.
approx. 32 min.
approx. 16 min.
approx. 40 min.
approx. 32 min.
32 GB
approx. 128 min.
approx. 64 min.
approx. 32 min.
approx. 80 min.
approx. 64 min.
• The AJ-P2C002SG (2 GB) card cannot be used.
• The displayed available space includes the management area, and so the space available for recording is
smaller than this.
• Concerning the division of clips recorded on P2 cards
When using a P2 card of at least 8 GB in this camera, if the continuous recording time for a single
session exceeds the time shown in the following table, recording will be automatically resumed as a
different clip. When performing a thumbnail operation (display, delete, restore, copy, etc.) on clips using
P2 cards, you can operate them as a single clip. When you are using non-linear editing software and a
PC, for example, the clips are displayed individually.
Recording Format
Recording times
DVCPRO HD*1
approx. 5 min.
DVCPRO50
approx. 10 min.
DVCPRO/DV
approx. 20 min.
*1 The 720P/25PN (720P/30PN and 720P/24PN)
formats are not included in the DVCPRO HD
recording format.
• When using any other types of cards, the driver installed in the camera-recorder may need to be updated.
(Page 120)
• For the latest information not available in the Operating Instructions, visit the P2 Support Desk at the
following Web sites.
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/
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Basic shooting operations (continued)
Remove the P2 card
1
2
3
4
Lift up the viewfinder, press the side of the
card slot cover (A), and slide the cover (B)
to open it.
Check that the P2 card access lamp is not
blinking orange.
Raise the P2 card eject button and press it.
Remove the P2 card.
• During playback, a P2 card inserted into the
empty slot will not be recognized and the P2
card access lamp will not light. When playback is
completed, the P2 card recognition will begin.
• You can use ACCESS LED on the OTHER
FUNCTIONS screen to set the P2 card access
lamps so that they will always be off. In this case,
either turn off the power or wait until enough time
has passed after inserting the cards or stopping
operation before ejecting the cards.
• If a P2 card is ejected while thumbnails are
displayed, the thumbnail screen is released.
Cautions in using P2 cards
Before using a P2 card, be sure to format it with
a P2 device.
P2 card eject
button
P2 card
access lamp
4
3
• Do not eject the P2 card or turn the power off
under the following circumstances, since doing
so may cause a malfunction in the card:
1) While the orange P2 card access lamp is
blinking after the card is inserted (and until it
stops blinking).
2) D
uring recording, during the recording finish
process, or while the access lamp is blinking.
• If a P2 card is ejected during formatting or while
its data is being accessed, “TURN POWER
OFF” appears in the viewfinder, and a warning is
indicated by the tally lamp. If this happens, turn
the power off and back on again.
• When a card is ejected during formatting:
Format the card again.
• When a card is ejected while its data is being
accessed:
The clips may be thrown out of order.
(Page 58) Check the clips and repair them.
(For details on repairing clips, see Page 69.)
• Immediately after pre-recording, a P2
card inserted into an empty slot will not be
immediately recognized.
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ENGLISH
Using SD/SDHC memory cards
You can use SD and SDHC memory cards (the
term “SD memory card” is used for both hereafter)
to save and load SCENE files and USER files, and
to upload clip meta data. (Page 56)
THUMBNAIL
OPERATION
Installing and removing the SD
memory card
FORMAT
META DATA
SLOT2
RE-CONNECTION
SD CARD
EXCH.THUMBNAIL
EXIT
EXIT
Insert the card while making sure it is
oriented in the proper direction.
5
Select YES on the confirmation screen.
• The selected SD memory card is formatted.
• You can also format from the SD CARD
FORMAT option on the CARD FUNCTIONS
screen. (Page 111)
• With SDHC cards, 32 KB of capacity will have
been used.
Shooting
2
Lift up the viewfinder, press the side of the
card slot cover (A), and slide the cover (B)
to open it.
SLOT1
REPAIR CLIP
EXIT
Installation
1
DELETE
PROPERTY
Cautions in using SD memory cards
Access lamp
2
3
Close the card slot cover.
Removal
1
2
3
Open the card slot cover, and check that
the access lamp is not lit.
Press the card further into the unit, grasp
the card, and then remove.
Close the card slot cover.
Formatting SD memory card
1
2
3
4
Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 19)
Press the mode button and set it to MCR
mode (the MCR lamp lights).
Press the MENU button.
• SD memory cards used with the AG-HPX171E
should conform to SD or SDHC standards. Be
sure to format cards using the AG-HPX171E.
SD memory cards with the following capacity can
be used for the AG-HPX171E.
SD (from 8 MB to 2 GB):
8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB
SDHC (4 GB to 16 GB):
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
For the latest information not available in the
Operating Instructions, visit the P2 Support Desk
at the following Web sites.
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/
• SD memory cards must not be used or stored in
an environment where they may be Exposed to
high temperatures/humidities;
Exposed to water droplets; or
Electrically charged.
• Be sure always close the cover when using an
SD memory card.
• See also “Checkpoints for using memory cards”
on Page 124.
On the menu, select OPERATION, FORMAT
and then SD CARD. (Page 69)
• Select EXIT to cancel the formatting.
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Using the zoom function
Zoom button
Set the ZOOM switch to SERVO so that you can
use the motor-driven zoom.
T :
Zoom in
W :
Zoom out
Gently press the zoom button on the grip to zoom
slowly, firmly press to zoom faster.
You can change the zoom speed on the handle
zoom button by selecting one of three speeds with
the HANDLE ZOOM switch.
Set the HANDLE ZOOM switch speeds by going
to the setup menus, SW MODE screen HANDLE
ZOOM (Page 102).
On the remote control
Press ZOOM/VOL to zoom with the motor drive.
• Zoom speed is fixed at medium.
OSD
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
REC
PLAY
PHOTO
SHOT
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
- VOL +
This camera has a 13 x optical zoom function.
Zoom with the zoom button or the zoom ring.
ZOOM/VOL button
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
SELECT
STOP
INDEX
VAR.
SEARCH
PB.
ZOOM
STORE
MENU
SET
OFF/ON
P.B.DIGITAL
ITEM
HANDLE ZOOM switch
Handle zoom button
Digital zoom function
Zoom button
Zoom ring
Set the ZOOM switch to MANUAL so that you can
use the zoom ring.
• You cannot use the zoom ring if the ZOOM switch
is set to SERVO. Trying to use it could damage
the camera.
Zoom ring
MANUAL
ZOOM
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SERVO
Assign the D.ZOOM function to any of the USER
1 – 3 buttons to enable use of the digital zoom.
(Page 43)
Each press of the USER button to which D.ZOOM
is assigned switches the zoom ratio in the following
order: OFF (x1) " x2 " x5 " x10 " OFF (x1).
• The viewfinder and the LCD monitor indicate the
zoom ratio when a setting other than OFF (x1) is
selected.
• Digital zoom is available only in the 1080i/50i
(60i) format.
• Digital zoom is not available when OFF is
selected under DRS (Page 100) on the setting
menu SCENE FILE screen.
• While using the zoom function, the slow shutter
is disabled. While using the slow shutter, you
cannot use the digital zoom function.
• Digital zoom cannot be changed during
recording.
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Variable frame rates (VFR)
By taking full advantage of the special characteristics of P2 cards, this unit provides frame skipping
(undercranking) recording and highspeed (overcranking) recording, which are actually movie techniques,
without the use of a frame rate converter. (Either the 25PN (30PN or 24PN) mode must be set for this.)
Since the camera-recorder records only the effective frames (native recording), recording is possible for 2
times as long compared with recording in the 25P or 50P mode (standard recording), and for between 2
times and 2.5 times as long compared with recording in the 24P, 30P or 60P mode (standard recording).
As with Panasonic’s Varicam model (AJ-HDC27 series), this unit also provides a recording format that
allows frame rate conversion using nonlinear editing. (Either the 25PN (30PN or 24PN) mode must be set
for this.)
25PN mode:
The camera-recorder shoots in the 25 fps native mode. The video signals delivering images at a rate of
25 fps are recorded in 25 frames. The signals are recorded only in the effective frames so recording is
possible for 2 times as long.
«: effective frame
Camera-Recorder
2
3
4
Shooting
1
25P
1
1
1
25PN
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
• Before VFR shooting, you must set the recording frame rate and recording format ahead of time.
• You cannot change the frame rates while recording.
• VFR shooting is possible only in progressive-shooting mode with 720 vertical lines.
You can select any of 20 recording frame rates ranging from 12 frames per second (fps) to 50 (60) fps.
The list of formats that allow recording by the camera-recorder (Page 125).
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Variable frame rates (VFR) (continued)
24PN mode:
The camera-recorder shoots in the 24 fps native mode. The video signals delivering images at a rate of
24 fps are recorded in 24 frames. The signals are recorded only in the effective frames so recording is
possible for 2.5 times as long.
«: effective frame
1
Camera-Recorder
24P
1
2
1
1
1
24PN
1
2
2
2
3
3
2
3
3
4
3
3
4
4
4
4
• Before VFR shooting, you must set the recording frame rate and recording format ahead of time.
• You cannot change the frame rates while recording.
• VFR shooting is possible only in progressive-shooting mode with 720 vertical lines.
You can select any of 20 recording frame rates ranging from 12 frames per second (fps) to 50 (60) fps.
The list of formats that allow recording by the camera-recorder (Page 125)
There may be slight discrepancies between the recording frame rate displayed and the frame rate at which
the images are actually recorded. Refer to the table below.
• When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
Indicated
recording 50 48 45 42 37 34 32 30 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 18 15 12
frame rate
Actual
recording 50.00 48.08 45.00 41.67 36.76 34.09 32.14 29.76 28.13 27.17 26.04 25.00 24.04 23.15 22.06 20.83 19.74 17.86 15.00 12.50
frame rate
• When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
Indicated
recording 60 54 48 44 40 36 34 32 30 28 27 26 25 24 22 21 20 18 15 12
frame rate
Actual
recording 59.94 53.95 48.17 44.07 39.43 35.68 33.72 32.11 29.97 28.10 26.97 26.44 24.98 23.98 22.48 21.41 19.55 17.98 14.99 12.26
frame rate
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1
2
3
4
Using the REC FORMAT function
(Page 105) on the RECORDING SETUP
screen, select 720P/25PN (720P/30PN) or
720P/24PN as the recording format.
Select the appropriate scene file using the
SCENE FILE dial.
If necessary, before doing this, perform the
camera settings from the setting menu, and
register the scene file. (Page 54)
Using the OPERATION TYPE function
(Page 99) on the SCENE FILE screen, select
FILM CAM, and set the desired recording
frame rate using the FRAME RATE function
(Page 99).
Press the START/STOP button to start or
stop native recording in VFR mode.
• No signals are output from the 1394 terminal
during recording or recording standby in the
native mode.
• Sound is not recorded. However, sound will
be recorded when the same frame rate is
used for both recording and playback.
• When a recorded clip lasting a long time
is to be played back and imported using
a nonlinear editing system that supports
Varicams, the UB MODE option on the
RECORDING SETUP screen must be set to
FRM.RATE.
• If the effective frame information is to be
carried over when recording onto this
camerarecorder from a nonlinear editing
system that supports Varicams, the 1394 UB
REGEN option on the RECORDING SETUP
screen must be set to ON.
• After editing, materials are output from
the nonlinear editing system in 1080i/25P
(1080i/24P) or 720P/50P (25P over 50P)
(720P/60P (24P over 60P)) format.
Standard recording
1
2
3
4
Using the REC FORMAT function
(Page 105) on the RECORDING SETUP
screen, select 720P/50P (720P/60P),
720P/25P (720P/30P) or 720P/24P as the
recording format.
Select the appropriate scene file using the
SCENE FILE dial.
If necessary, before doing this, perform the
camera settings from the setting menu, and
register the scene file. (Page 54)
Using the OPERATION TYPE function
(Page 99) on the SCENE FILE screen, select
FILM CAM, and set the desired recording
frame rate using the FRAME RATE function
(Page 99).
When 720P/25P (720P/30P) or 720P/24P has
been selected as the recording format, the
following displays appear depending on the
setting which has been selected for the FRAME
RATE item on the SCENE FILE screen.
1) PULL DOWN information displayed in
PROPERTY-CLIP PROPERTY-VIDEO
With the default setting: 2:2 or 2:3
With any other settings: other
2) Format information in the bottom left of the
screen when thumbnails are displayed
With the default setting:
720P/25P (720P/30P) or 720P/24P
With any other settings:
720P/50P (720P/60P)
(The “default” setting is 25FRAME if the
frame rate of the recording format is 25P or
30FRAME if it is 30P (24FRAME if it is 24P)).
Press the START/STOP button to start or
stop standard recording in VFR mode.
• Sound is recorded.
• In the case of a nonlinear editing system that
supports Varicams equipped with an effective
frame extraction function, you can upload even
undercrank or overcrank shooting materials as
is. (The UB MODE option on the RECORDING
SETUP screen must be set to FRM.RATE.)
• After editing, materials are output from the
nonlinear editing system in 1080i/25P (24P)
or 720P/50P (25P over 50P) (720P/60P (24P
over 60P)) format.
• The 25P (30P) format is used for 2:2 pulldown recording; the 24P format is used for
2:3 pull-down recording.
Shooting
Native recording
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Variable frame rates (VFR) (continued)
Using variable frame rates (VFR)
Standard speed shooting for movie
production
When making movies to show on a screen, a frame
rate of 24 fps (frames per second), which is the
same as for films, is the norm (1x speed). If you
use the settings below, the same kind of playback
as with screenings can be obtained. By using the
720P progressive mode and cine-like gamma,
high-quality film-like images can be achieved.
Recording format
Recording frame rate
(REC FORMAT)
(FRAME RATE)
720P/24P
(2:3 pull-down)
24 fps*
720P/24PN
(native recording)
Standard speed shooting for making
commercials and dramas
When producing commercials and dramas to be
shown on a TV screen, as in the case of HDTV/
SDTV and other broadcasts, a frame rate of 25
(30) fps (frames per second) is the norm (1x
speed).
If you use the settings below, the same kind of
playback as when the programs are broadcast can
be obtained. Commercials and music clips will be
recorded with a high film-like picture quality while
the number of frames is also ideally suited to TV
broadcasts.
Recording format
Recording frame rate
(REC FORMAT)
(FRAME RATE)
720P/25P
(2:2 pull-down)
50 Hz
25 fps*
720P/25PN
(native recording)
720P/30P
(2:2 pull-down)
59.94 Hz
30 fps*
720P/30PN
(native recording)
Undercrank shooting
This way of shooting provides quick motion effects
used to present such scenes as the movement
of clouds, someone standing among crowd of
people, and moves made by martial artists. If, for
instance, you have shot scenes using the 25P
(24P) recording format for specifying the playback
frames, you can double the speed of the quick
motion effects by setting the VFR recording frame
rate to 12 fps.
Recording format
Recording frame rate
(REC FORMAT)
(FRAME RATE)
720P/25P, 720P/25PN Set to 24 fps or lower.*
720P/24P, 720P/24PN Set to 22 fps or lower.*
720P/30P, 720P/30PN Set to 28 fps or lower.*
• In the case of the 720P/25P (720P/30P) and
720P/24P formats, the quick motion effect can be
obtained by using a nonlinear editing system to
process what has been recorded.
Overcrank shooting
This way of shooting provides slow motion effects
used to show car chases as well as action scenes,
climax scenes and other dramatic presentations.
If, for instance, you have shot scenes using the
25P (30P) recording format for specifying the
playback frames, you can obtain slow motion
effects with the speed halved by setting the
recording frame rate to 50 (60) fps. Images in
the 720P progressive format will create smoothly
flowing slow motion sequences with a high picture
quality.
Recording format
Recording frame rate
(REC FORMAT)
(FRAME RATE)
720P/25P, 720P/25PN Set to 26 fps or higher.*
720P/24P, 720P/24PN Set to 25 fps or higher.*
720P/30P, 720P/30PN Set to 32 fps or higher.*
• In the case of the 720P/25P (720P/30P) and
720P/24P formats, the slow motion effect can be
obtained by using a nonlinear editing system to
process what has been recorded.
* You can select any of 20 recording frame rates
ranging from 12 frames per second (fps) to 50
(60) fps. (Page 99)
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ENGLISH
Shooting in 1080i/576i (480i) progressive mode
Selecting 1080i/25P or 576i/25P in the REC
FORMAT option (Page 105) of the setting menu
RECORDING SETUP screen enables shooting in
progressive mode.
25P mode:
Shoot 25 frames a second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording, the 25-framepersecond signal is converted to 50-field-persecond interlace.
This mode gives you high quality images.
25P
A B C D E F G H I J
50i Ao Ae Bo Be Co Ce Do De Eo Ee Fo Fe GoGe Ho He Io Ie Jo Je
Note the following when shooting in
progressive mode.
• You cannot have a gain of 18 dB.
• Set the shutter speed to 1/50 (OFF) for best
results.
Shooting in 1080i/480i progressive mode
Selecting 1080i/30P, 1080i/24P, 1080i/24PA,
480i/30P, 480i/24P or 480i/24PA in the REC
FORMAT option (Page 105) of the setting menu
RECORDING SETUP screen enables shooting in
progressive mode.
30P mode:
Shoot 30 frames a second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording, the 30-framepersecond signal is converted to 60-field-persecond interlace.
This mode gives you high quality images.
30P
A B C D E F G H I J
60i Ao Ae Bo Be Co Ce Do De Eo Ee Fo Fe GoGe Ho He Io Ie Jo Je
24P mode:
Shoot 24 frames a second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording, the 24-framepersecond signal is converted to 60-field-persecond interlace using the widely used “2:3” ratio.
This gives you images similar to a movie shot
with film.
24P
A B C D E F G H
60i Ao Ae Bo Be Bo Ce Co De Do De Eo Ee Fo Fe Fo Ge Go He Ho He
24P advanced mode:
Shoot 24 frames a second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording, the 24-framepersecond signal is converted to 60-field-persecond interlace using “advanced” conversion.
24PA
A B C D E F G H
Shooting
Shooting in 1080i/576i progressive mode
60i AoAeBoBeBoCeCoCeDoDeEoEeFoFe Fo Ge GoGeHo He
With the “2:3” method, frames [BoCe], [CoDe],
[FoGe], and [GoHe] shown in the illustration would
be extended over different frames which can cause
a drop in picture quality.
With the 24P advanced method, however, frames
[BoCe] and [FoGe] are cut out, leading to a
reduction in image quality loss.
If you also use a system compatible with the
advanced method, editing will also yield better
quality images than those shot in the normal 24P
mode.
• If you are not going to do your editing on such a
system, use the normal 24P method for shooting.
Note the following when shooting in
progressive mode.
• You cannot have a gain of 18dB.
• Set the shutter speed to 1/50 (OFF) or 1/60
for best results.
• There may be a slight delay to the start of
recording when you use the 24P or 24P
advanced modes because 5 frames are
recorded at a time.
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Shooting in manual mode
Set the unit to manual mode when manually
adjusting the focus, iris, gain and white balance.
Switching to manual mode
Slide the AUTO/MANUAL switch to MANUAL to
switch to the manual mode. ( A on the viewfinder
and LCD go out).
3
Use the FOCUS RING (FOCUS/IRIS) switch
to change the function assigned to the
focus ring.
FOCUS: Adjusts focus.
IRIS: Adjusts iris (aperture).
• When setting the FOCUS switch to M, also
set the FOCUS RING (FOCUS/IRIS) switch to
FOCUS.
Temporarily switching to auto focus
Even if you have switched FOCUS to M (MANUAL)
the camera will focus automatically while you press
down PUSH AUTO.
AUTO/MANUAL switch
Manual focusing
Focus ring
FOCUS switch
PUSH AUTO button
AUTO/MANUAL switch
FOCUS/IRIS switch
1
2
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Use the AUTO/MANUAL switch to switch to
manual mode.
Use the FOCUS switch to choose how to
control focusing.
A (AUTO):
Auto focus mode
M (MANUAL):
Manual focus mode
Turn the focus ring by hand.
∞:
The camera first focuses on infinity, then it
switches to manual focus.
The FOCUS switch automatically moves
back to M (MANUAL) after you move it to ∞.
Switching to manual focus assist mode
To change from the manual focus mode to the
manual focus assist mode, set MF ASSIST to ON
on the setting menu SW MODE screen.
• You can make coarse adjustments to the focus
in manual focus assist mode by turning the focus
ring about half the amount you would turn it in
manual focus mode.
• Fine adjustment is made automatically after you
operated the focus ring.
• If the focus differs considerably form the manually
set focus, the focus may not be set correctly.
• Automatic adjustment is not performed until you
operate the focus ring for the next time.
• Auto focus may not work properly if there is
flickering.
Select a shutter speed suited to the ambient light.
(Page 50)
• If the auto focus mode is set with any format
except 50i (60i) and 50P (60P), controlling the
focus will take slightly longer than in the normal
focus mode.
• If you have set ON for the AF item on the setting
menu AUTO SW screen, auto focusing will occur
regardless of the position of the FOCUS switch
when the auto mode has been established.
(Page 105)
• During macro shooting “AF”, “MF” or “MA” will be
displayed in a frame on the screen.
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Iris adjustments
Pressing the FOCUS ASSIST button magnifies
the center portion of the image or brings up a
frequency distribution graph at the top right of the
image to assist during manual focusing.
You can use the FOCUS ASSIST setting on
the SW MODE screen to change the viewfinder
and LCD monitor displays that appear when the
FOCUS ASSIST button is pressed. (Page 104)
IRIS dial
FOCUS RING (FOCUS/IRIS) switch
IRIS button
FOCUS ASSIST button
1
2
EXPANDED:
Doubles the size of the center of the image.
GRAPH:
Displays a frequency distribution graph at the top
right in the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
Turn the focus ring on the lens to place the graph
further to the right.
Out of focus
The white area moves
to the right as the image
comes into focus.
BOTH:
Magnifies the center portion of the image and
displays the frequency distribution graph.
• The image on the LCD monitor may differ slightly
from the image in the viewfinder when the
FOCUS ASSIST button is used in EXPANDED
mode.
• The EXPANDED mode is available during 1080i
and 720P HD mode recording and standby, but
dues not work in external input mode.
• In the 576i (480i) SD format, only the GRAPH
display is available. When set to the EXPANDED
mode, the focus assist function does not work.
Even when the BOTH mode is set, only the
GRAPH display is available.
• The FOCUS ASSIST button does not work when
the digital zoom function is used.
To return to the previous screen, press the FOCUS
ASSIST button again.
3
If the camera is in auto mode, use the
AUTO/MANUAL switch to switch to manual
mode. (Page 36)
Press the IRIS button to switch how to
adjust the aperture of lens.
AUTO IRIS: Adjust the iris automatically.
MANUAL IRIS: Adjust the iris manually.
Turn the IRIS dial to adjust the aperture of
lens when in the manual iris mode.
In the auto iris mode, the lens iris can be
corrected using this dial.
Shooting
Using focus assist
Set the direction of the IRIS DIAL and aperture
control in the setup menus, SW MODE screen,
IRIS DIAL. (Page 102)
If you have set ON under A.IRIS on the setting
menu AUTO SW screen, auto iris will be forcibly
selected when auto mode has been established.
(Page 104)
• Setting the FOCUS RING (FOCUS/IRIS) switch
to IRIS allows you to set aperture using the
focus ring on the lens. Note that since the focus
ring now does not control focus adjustment, set
the FOCUS switch to A (AUTO) focus control.
(Page 36)
This unit’s iris F number when it is open is F1.6
at full WIDE and F3.0 at full TELEPHOTO.
The iris display in the viewfinder or on the LCD
when the iris is open is OPEN at full WIDE and
F2.8 or OPEN at full TELEPHOTO.
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Shooting in manual mode (continued)
Adjusting the gain
When the display is dark, increase the gain to
brighten the display.
Light intensity adjustments
Use the ND FILTER Switch to change the ND Filter
used (filter to change light intensity).
OFF:
1/4:
1/16:
1/64:
ND filter is not used.
Cuts light intensity by up to about 1/4.
Cuts light intensity by up to about 1/16.
Cuts light intensity by up to about 1/64.
ND FILTER switch
GAIN switch
1
2
If the camera is in auto mode, use the
AUTO/MANUAL switch to switch to manual
mode. (Page 36)
Switch the gain with the GAIN switch.
L: Set here under normal conditions. (0 dB)
M: Increase the gain of the image amplifier.
(The default value is 6 dB.)
H: Increase the gain of the image amplifier.
(The default value is 12 dB.)
You can change the M and H gain values using the
MID GAIN and HIGH GAIN items on the setting
menu SW MODE screen. (Page 102)
In auto mode, auto gain is available regardless of
the GAIN switch setting when a setting other than
OFF is selected under AGC on the setting menu
AUTO SW screen. (Page 105)
When the recording frame rate is less than 23 (22)
fps and when a slow shutter speed (1/12 (1/15))
has been set, the gain is fixed at 0 dB regardless
of the GAIN switch setting. (Pages 31 and 50)
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Adjusting the white balance
In order to reproduce the white accurately, adjust
the ratio between the three RGB primary colors. If
the white balance is not adjusted properly, not only
will the white be reproduced poorly but the color
tones of the entire screen will also be downgraded.
When you are shooting in manual mode, readjust
the white balance whenever lighting conditions
change.
You can save adjustments and reselect them by
setting the WHITE BAL switch to A or B.
You can also use the preset values.
Use the settings to suit the shooting conditions.
5
Press the AWB button.
• Adjustment takes a few seconds.
(The following messages appear on the
screen.)
Message during adjustment
AWB Ach ACTIVE
Message after adjustment
AWB Ach OK
An error message appears on the screen when
white balance adjustment is not possible.
Message when adjustment cannot be done
WHITE BAL switch
AWB button
White balance adjustments
1
2
3
4
• White balance cannot be adjusted if the Auto
Tracking White (ATW) function is working.
If you have set ON under ATW (Auto Tracking
White) on the setting menu AUTO SW screen,
ATW will be selected when auto mode has been
established regardless of the WHITE BAL switch
position. (Page 105)
Make the necessary adjustments if one of the
following error messages appears, then try
adjusting the white balance again.
If the camera is in auto mode, use the
AUTO/MANUAL switch to switch to manual
mode. (Page 36)
Error messages
LOW LIGHT
Set the shutter speed. (Page 50)
LEVEL OVER
Place a white pattern in a location with the
same lighting conditions and light source
as the subject, then zoom in and fill the
whole screen with white.
Something white (a white cloth or wall) near
the subject can be used instead.
• Do not include bright spotlights in your shot.
Shooting
AWB Ach NG
Adjustments
Increase light or increase
the gain.
Reduce light or decrease
the gain.
• If the messages repeatedly appear even after
trying a number of times, consult your dealer.
Set the WHITE BAL switch to A or B
(whichever one you want to save the
adjustment in).
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Shooting in manual mode (continued)
Using presets
Use this feature when you have no time to make
white balance adjustments.
1
2
3
If the camera is in auto mode, use the
AUTO/MANUAL switch to switch to manual
mode ( A on the viewfinder and LCD goes
out).
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
The current white balance value appears.
• White balance values 3200 K and 5600 K are
preset in the PRST position.
Guide to the preset values
P3.2K (3200 K): halogen light
P5.6K (5600 K): outdoors
Press the AWB button.
White balance switches between 3200 K and
5600 K.
Black balance adjustments
In order to reproduce the black accurately, adjust
the zero level of all three RGB primary colors. If the
black balance is not adjusted properly, not only will
the black be reproduced poorly but the color tones
of the entire screen will also be downgraded.
It is not normally necessary to adjust the black
balance. Adjust it when:
• You use the camera for the first time.
• You use the camera after not using it for a long
time.
• The ambient temperature changes greatly.
• You switch to the normal (OFF) shutter speed or
to slow shutter.
• You switch between the progressive and normal
(50i (60i)) modes.
Press the AWB button to automatically adjust the
white balance.
Press and hold the AWB button to adjust the black
balance.
• As the white balance is adjusted first when you
press the AWB button, make the necessary
preparations for this.
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• You cannot adjust the black balance while you
are shooting.
Message during adjustment
ABB ACTIVE
Message after adjustment
ABB END
• Hold down the AWB button to adjust the black
balance (available also when the ATW function
is used).
Auto Tracking White (ATW)
You can allocate the ATW feature to one of the
positions on the WHITE BAL switch (A, B, or
PRST). Allocate it by going to the setup menus,
SW MODE screen, ATW. (Page 102)
The ATW feature is set to work in the auto mode at
the time of shipping. (Page 105)
If you use the ATW feature whenever you are
shooting, the camera automatically adjusts the
white balance as you shoot.
• The ATW feature automatically determines the
current shooting environment and adjusts the
white balance accordingly. Depending on the
environment, there may be some error in the
adjustment.
Use the procedure described on the preceding
page whenever you need more precise white
balance.
Do not block the white balance sensor when using
the ATW feature. ATW will not work if you do.
White balance sensor
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Shooting techniques for different targets
Set the Recording enable/disable switch to ON
and use the START/STOP button on the handle to
make it easier to shoot from low angles.
• Set the Recording enable/disable switch to OFF
to prevent inadvertent use of the START/STOP
button on the handle when this function is not
needed.
Recording enable/disable switch
START/STOP button
Zebra pattern
Press the ZEBRA button in CAM mode to show the
zebra pattern or marker on the screen so you can
check the brightness of the subject.
Parts that may be whited out through over
exposure are shown as a zebra pattern.
• Very bright
• Reflecting parts
You can remove most overexposed parts by
adjusting the iris and shutter speed in the manual
mode to remove the areas with zebra patterns.
The display changes as follows each time you
press the ZEBRA button.
BARS
SHUTTER
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
SPEES SELECT
INPUT1
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
RESET/TC SET
LCD
ZEBRA
ZEBRA 1
ZEBRA 2
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
REC
EVF DTL
OFF
MARKER
OIS
Shooting
Low-angle shooting
WFM
Self-portrait shooting
Images in the LCD when it is turned 180 degrees
for self-portrait shooting may appear unusual.
You can make them appear better by reversing
left and right. Go to the setup menus, DISPLAY
SETUP screen, SELF SHOOT, and select
MIRROR.
Shooting in mirror mode has no effect on what you
actually shoot and record.
In the setup menus, DISPLAY SETUP screen,
ZEBRA DETECT 1 and ZEBRA DETECT 2, set the
brightness for the zebra patterns. (Page 109)
The zebra pattern you have set appears as a
percentage on the display for about 2 seconds.
Marker
If you press the ZEBRA button again while the
zebra pattern is being displayed, a marker appears
in the center of the display (if you have set the
setup menu, DISPLAY SETUP, MARKER to ON).
The brightness of the areas near the screen center
can be checked as a percentage (0% to 99%).
“99%” appears if the percentage is over 99.
Image level detection area
Marker
99%
Image level
The normal display reappears if you press the
ZEBRA button again.
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Shooting techniques for different targets (continued)
Checking and displaying shooting
status
DISP/MODE CHK button
When you hold down the DISP/MODE CHK
button during recording standby or recording, all
the information including the setting status of the
shooting functions and a list of functions allocated
to the USER buttons, will be displayed. When
you release the button, the normal display will be
restored.
When you push the DISP/MODE CHK button
during recording standby or recording, all the
information will be unshown. When you press the
button again, the normal display will be restored.
The information is retained even if you turn off the
unit’s power or switch to another operation mode.
To display property of the selected clip in MCR
mode, press the DISP/MODE CH button in the
thumbnail screen. Press the button again to return
to the thumbnail screen.
Changing the image size
When recording in 576i (480i) mode, you can
change the size (aspect ratio) of the images that
you record.
Select the aspect ratio in the setup menus,
CAMERA SETUP screen, ASPECT CONV.
(Page 101)
• For menu operation (Page 95)
SIDE CROP:
Recorded in the regular 4:3 aspect ratio.
The left and right edges of the image are cut.
LETTER BOX:
Recorded in the 16:9 aspect ratio.
Black bands are recorded at the top and bottom
of the image.
SQUEEZE:
The recorded images are squeezed horizontally
so that they are shown as 16:9 images on a
compatible wide-screen television.
If you have selected SQUEEZE, “SQU” appears
on the screen.
To change the aspect ratio display of the
viewfinder and LCD
Select the aspect ratio in the setup menus,
DISPLAY SETUP screen, DISPLAY ASPECT.
(Page 110)
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Using the USER buttons
Use the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) to reduce
the effects of camera shake when shooting by
hand.
Press the OIS button to turn the function on and
off.
appears on the screen when this function is on.
Turn the function off when using a tripod for more
natural images.
BARS
SHUTTER
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
LCD
SPEES SELECT
INPUT1
RESET/TC SET
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
EVF DTL
OIS
WFM
• This function will not be as effective when the
vibration is severe or when tracking a moving
subject.
Adding effects to images
Press the USER button you have allocated to the
BLACKFADE or WHITEFADE feature to add fading
effects to your images. The button’s function is
forcibly canceled during playback or REC CHECK
and also when thumbnails are displayed.
BLACKFADE:
Press and hold to fade out to black. Audio also
fades out. Fade-in starts when the button is
released.
WHITEFADE:
Press and hold to fade out to white. Audio also
fades out. Fade-in starts when the button is
released.
You can allocate one of sixteen features to each of
the three USER buttons.
Use these buttons to change shooting settings
quickly or add effects to the images you are
shooting.
The following features are allocated to the buttons
at the time of shipping.
USER1: WHITEFADE
USER2: BACKLIGHT
USER3: TEXT MEMO
For details, see the setup menus, SW MODE
screen, USER1 to 3. (Page 103)
If you press a USER button to which one of the
following functions has been allocated and then
turn off the power, that button will revert to the
previous setting:
Shooting
Optical Image Stabilizer
SPOTLIGHT, BACKLIGHT, ATW, ATW LOCK,
GAIN:18 dB, D.ZOOM
Backlight compensation
Press the USER button you have allocated to the
BACKLIGHT feature when shooting subjects lit
from the back.
BACK appears on the screen.
Backlight compensation adjusts the iris so the
subject doesn’t come out dark.
Press the same USER button to turn the feature
off.
Color bars
Press the BARS button in CAM mode to output a
color bar screen to a television or monitor so you
can adjust them.
Press the button again to turn the feature off.
A 1 kHz test tone is output in the color bar screen
when ON is selected under TEST TONE on the
setting menu AV IN/OUT SETUP screen.
• The color bar can be recorded together with a
1 kHz test tone.
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Shooting techniques for different targets (continued)
Waveform monitor function
Press the WFM button in CAM mode to display a
waveform of the image on the LCD monitor.
Pressing the WFM button once again closes the
waveform display.
• WFM (Page 104) on the setting menu SW
MODE screen allows you to switch between the
waveform and vector display.
• The viewfinder does not show the waveform
display.
• The waveform does not appear when the focus
assist function is used.
• The waveform display cannot be recorded.
Adjusting the volume while shooting
Adjusting the volume
PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR
If you are monitoring the sound through
headphones while shooting, you can adjust the
volume with the PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR button.
• To adjust the recording level (Page 53)
Backup recording
If you have connected equipment to the 1394
terminal (Pages 78 and 79), you can make
automatic backup recordings of whatever you are
shooting.
• In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, 1394 CONTROL and 1394 CMD SEL,
select how to control the equipment you have
connected. (Pages 112)
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Note the following when backup recording.
• Menu settings are retained even if you turn
the power off. So if you use the camerarecorder with the settings for backup
recording still in effect, images on media in
any unit that connected may be overwritten.
After backup recording, check the menu item
settings before you operate the camerarecorder.
• If you use another AG-HPX171E as the
external unit for backup recording, select
“OFF” for 1394 CONTROL on the external
unit and set it to MCR mode.
• Backup recording may not work properly if
you connect two or more external units.
• Use a 1394 cable of 4.5 m or less for
connection.
• Set the external unit up to receive 1394
signals before backup recording.
• You can have a media in the external unit
start recording automatically when the media
in this unit is almost finished. Set 1394
CONTROL on the setting menu OTHER
FUNCTIONS screen (Page 112) to “CHAIN”.
• Note that images are recorded even when
you perform a rec check.
• You cannot perform backup recording when
the unit is set up for native recording.
• Backup recording does not work in three
of the special recording modes: Interval
recording, One-shot recording and Loop
recording (Pages 47 – 49)
• Backup recording does not work during direct
shooting (Page 67) in MCR mode.
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If you insert two P2 cards into the two card slots,
this function allows you to record continuously on
the two cards.
You can also record continuously on three or
more cards by replacing one card while data is
being recorded on the other. (Hot swap recording)
However, depending on when the P2 card is
inserted into an empty slot (immediately after prerecording, or before or after continuous recording
spanning two slots), there may be a delay in
recognizing the P2 card. We recommend inserting
the P2 card while there is at least one minute
remaining on the card that is recording.
The SLOT SEL button offers a one-touch
mechanism to select the slot whose card will be
recorded.
• You cannot change slots while recording so do
this during recording standby.
• Does not support hot swap playback.
Shot mark function
The marks attached to the thumbnails of clips
are called shot marks. On the thumbnail screen
monitor you can select only those clips with a shot
mark and display them or play them back.
During recording, when you press the USER button
to which the SHOT MARK function has been
allocated, MARK ON appears in the LCD monitor
or the viewfinder, and a shot mark is set for the
thumbnail of the clip being recorded. If you press
the button again, the shot mark is released.
You can also set or release the shot marks by
performing the thumbnail operations for clips.
(Page 67)
However, note that you cannot set or release shot
marks during playback.
• INVALID appears when you cannot set or release
shot marks.
• When the video data of a single shoot using
hot swap recording is made up of multiple clips,
you cannot set or release shot marks unless all
the P2 cards that make up the video data are
inserted into the slots.
• You cannot set or release shot marks during loop
recording.
Text memo recording
This function adds text memos at the video points
on the clip now being recorded or played back.
When you press the USER button to which the
TEXT MEMO function has been allocated, the text
memo will be recorded at that point. (Page 43)
On the thumbnail screen you can select only those
clips where text memos have been added, and
then either display those clips or play them back.
You can record up to a hundred text memos per
clip.
You will need the latest updated version of P2
Viewer to edit the text memos. (Page 123)
• You cannot record text memos during interval
recording or one-shot recording.
• INVALID appears when you cannot record text
memos.
Time stamp function
Use the time stamp function to record date and
time of shooting on the video.
Select ON under TIME STAMP on the setting menu
RECORDING SETUP screen.
“ R ” prefixes the date and time display in the
viewfinder and the LCD monitor when the time
stamp function is on.
• “ R ” is not recorded on the video.
• The size and location of the date and time
characters will vary with the recording format.
• The data recorded depends on the DATE/TIME
setting on the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP
screen. No data is recorded when OFF is
selected.
• Superimposed characters are output only during
1394 output.
Shooting
2-slot continuous recording
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Shooting techniques for different targets (continued)
LAST CLIP DELETE function
Assign LAST CLIP to any of the USER 1 – 3
buttons to enable a convenient way to delete the
last recorded clip.
Pressing the USER button to which LAST CLIP
was assigned displays a YES/NO confirmation
dialog on the screen.
Select YES, and the last recorded clip is deleted
and “LAST CLIP DELETE OK” is displayed.
• Select NO to cancel clip deletion.
• Clips cannot be deleted when a switch has been
made to the MCR or PC mode or the recording
format has been changed after completing a
recording. Then it will not be possible to delete
the clip by turning the power off and turning it
back on.
• This button cannot be used to delete clips when
a P2 card (one of two inserted cards) has been
removed and reinserted after recording, nor can
it be used to delete clips on a write-protected P2
card.
• In hot swap recording, the clip delete function is
not available unless all the P2 cards containing
data shot in one recording operation are inserted.
• The YES/NO confirmation dialog does not appear
when the clip delete function is not available.
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Using the special recording functions
Making the settings in the RECORDING SETUP screen (Page 105) enables special recording functions
such as Pre-recording, Interval Recording, One Shot Recording, and Loop Recording.
These special recording functions can be used only when the settings below are established.
• OPERATION TYPE item (Page 99): VIDEO CAM
• Recording format:• When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
1080i/50i, 720P/50P, 576i/50i, 1080i/25P, 720P/25P or 576i/25P
• When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
1080i/60i, 720P/60P, 480i/60i, 1080i/30P, 720P/30P or 480i/30P
Pre-recording (PRE REC)
Interval recording (INTERVAL REC)
This function is used to record pictures and
sound starting at a fixed time (approx. 3 seconds
for HD recording or approx. 7 seconds for 576i
(480i) recording) before the time when the actual
recording has been set to start.
Recording start operation
Recording stop operation
With this function, the unit continuously
records frames (1/25 (1/30) sec.) one at a time
with an interval.
The interval can be set with INTERVAL TIME item.
One-frame
recording
One-frame
recording
One-frame
recording
(Time)
Shooting
(Time)
Actual recording
time
Pre-recording time
1
2
3
Time set as
Time set as
INTERVAL TIME INTERVAL TIME
Check that the settings given above have
been established for the OPERATION TYPE
item and recording format.
1
Select ON under PREREC MODE.
(Page 105)
• For menu operations (Page 95)
2
Press the START/STOP button.
Pre-recording starts.
• In the following cases, the pre-recording
function will be canceled, and recording will
be initiated from the respective operation
points.
· When 1394 input recording is initiated
· When the unit is transferred from the
playback mode to the recording mode
· When interval recording is initiated
· When one-shot recording is initiated
· When loop recording is initiated
• Immediately after switching from the MCR
mode to CAM mode, immediately after
turning on the camera-recorder’s power or
immediately after changing the PRE-REC
option setting, it may not be possible to
record the images and sound before the time
mentioned on the previous page has elapsed
even if the recording has been started
straight away.
3
4
Check that the settings given above have
been established for the OPERATION TYPE
item and recording format.
Select INTERVAL under REC FUNCTION.
(Page 105)
• For menu operations (Page 95)
Set the time INTERVAL TIME. (Page 105)
Press the START/STOP button.
The unit starts INTERVAL REC operation.
• To stop operation, push the Operation lever
in the g direction.
• To release the function, either turn off the
unit’s power or select NORMAL under REC
FUNCTION.
• The following displays will appear on the left
of the operation status display.
While recording is underway: I-REC lights up.
In temporary standby: I-PAUSE lights up.
While recording is stopped: The “I-” of IPAUSE flashes.
However, if the duration selected in step 3 is
less than 2 seconds, I-REC will flash while
recording is underway in accordance with the
set time.
• The pre-recording function does not work.
(Continued on the next page)
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Using the special recording functions (continued)
• No sound is recorded.
• All data recorded while this mode is active
will be contained in one file.
• No guarantees are made for the 1394 output
images.
• Operation is not possible even if only one of
the inserted cards is DIR ENTRY NG CARD.
(Page 92)
• After interval recording has started, a
recordable P2 card cannot be used even if it
is inserted into an empty slot.
• The slots for recording in this mode are
indicated by the orange P2 card access
lamps.
The slots for recording P2 cards that are
inserted after starting recording are indicated
by the green P2 card access lamps.
• Text memos cannot be added.
One-shot recording (ONE-SHOT REC)
This function records a single shot at each unit of
time which has been set.
1
2
3
4
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Check that the settings given on Page 47
have been established for the OPERATION
TYPE item and recording format.
Select ONE SHOT under REC FUNCTION.
(Page 105)
• For menu operations (Page 95)
Set the recording time using ONE-SHOT
TIME. (Page 105)
Press the START/STOP button.
Recording continues for the duration set in
step 2 and then goes on standby.
To stop operation, push the Operation lever in
the g direction.
To release standby, either turn off the unit’s
power or select NORMAL under REC
FUNCTION.
• The following displays will appear on the left
of the operation status display.
While recording is underway: I-REC lights up.
In temporary standby: I-PAUSE lights up.
While recording is stopped: The “I-” of
I‑PAUSE flashes.
• The pre-recording function does not work.
• No sound is recorded.
• All data recorded while this mode is active
will be contained in one file.
• No guarantees are made for the 1394 output
images.
• Operation is not possible even if only one of
the inserted cards is DIR ENTRY NG CARD.
(Page 92)
• When continuous one-shot recording
is performed, there may be delays in
acknowledging the recording operation.
• After one-shot recording has started, a
recordable P2 card cannot be used even if it
is inserted into an empty slot.
• The slots for recording in this mode are
indicated by the orange P2 card access
lamps.
• The slots for recording P2 cards that are
inserted after starting recording are indicated
by the green P2 card access lamps.
• Text memos cannot be added.
Loop recording (LOOP REC)
This function is used to record first on one card
and then on the next when you have inserted two
P2 cards into the card slots. If there is not enough
free memory remaining on the second card,
recording returns to the first card whose data will
then be overwritten. When data is overwritten, the
saved clips are deleted, and then the new clips are
recorded in their place. (Clip deletion is performed
approximately 30 seconds before the overwrite.)
1
2
3
Check that the settings given on Page 47
have been established for the OPERATION
TYPE item and recording format.
Select LOOP under REC FUNCTION.
(Page 105)
• For menu operations (Page 95)
Press the START/STOP button.
Recording starts.
To stop operation, press the START/STOP
button.
To release the function, either turn off the
unit’s power or select NORMAL under REC
FUNCTION.
• The following displays will appear on the left
of the operation status display.
While recording is underway: L-REC lights
up.
While recording is stopped: L-PAUSE lights
up.
Insufficient memory space: LACK L- flashes.
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Shooting
• Use two P2 cards each with a recording
capacity of more than one minute. Recording
stops when either card is ejected.
• This function does not work during 1394
input recording.
• The pre-recording function does not work.
• Operation is not possible even if only one of
the inserted cards is DIR ENTRY NG CARD.
(Page 92)
• Stopping may take some time.
• The following operations are not
acknowledged until the P2 card access
lamps change from blinking to fully lit up.
• The slots for recording in this mode are
indicated by the orange P2 card access
lamps.
• Text memos cannot be added.
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Adjusting the shutter speed
SHUTTER button
SPEED SELECT button
BARS
SHUTTER
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
LCD
1
2
INPUT1
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
SPEES SELECT
RESET/TC SET
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
EVF DTL
OIS
WFM
Press the SHUTTER button.
Each time you press the SHUTTER button, the
shutter speed switches between normal (OFF)
and the speed you selected with the SPEED
SELECT button.
After you have pressed the SHUTTER
button, press SPEED SELECT to select the
shutter speed.
The shutter speed changes as follows each
time you press SPEED SELECT + (The
order is reversed for the SHUTTER SELECT
- button.)
• Remember that the faster the shutter speed,
the lower the sensitivity.
• If iris is set to auto, then it will open wider
with higher shutter speeds and thereby
reduce focal depth.
• It will take longer to focus when the
shutter speed has been reduced so it is
recommended that the unit be secured to a
tripod, etc. for use.
PUSH STILL
1/60.0
The current shutter speed appears on the
viewfinder and LCD screens unless you have
selected OFF in OTHER DISPLAY in the DISPLAY
SETUP screen of the setup menus.
It is not displayed if you have set the shutter speed
to normal (OFF).
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
With the 1080i/50i, 720P/50P and 576i/50i formats
SYNCRO SCAN 1/12 1/25 1/60 1/120
Standard (Off) 1/50
 
1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250
With the 1080i/25P, 720P/25P, 576i/25P and 720P/25PN formats
SYNCRO SCAN 1/12 1/25 1/60
Standard (Off) 1/50
 
1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
With the 1080i/60i, 720P/60P and 480i/60i formats
SYNCRO SCAN 1/15 1/30 1/100
Standard (Off) 1/60
 
1/2000 1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120
With the 1080i/30P, 720P/30P, 480i/30P and 720P/30PN formats
SYNCRO SCAN 1/15 1/30 1/60
Standard (Off) 1/50
 
1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120
With the 1080i/24P, 480i/24P, 1080i/24PA and 480i/24PA formats
SYNCRO SCAN 1/24 1/60
Standard (Off) 1/50
 
1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120
With the 720P/24P and 720P/24PN formats
SYNCRO SCAN 1/12 1/24 1/60
Standard (Off) 1/50
 
1/1000 1/500 1/250 1/120
*B
old and underlines indicate formats that can be selected only when VIDEO COM is selected under
OPERATION TYPE, and OFF is selected under DRS in the SCENE FILE screen of the setup menus.
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When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
Progressive
mode
Shutter speed
50 Hz
60 Hz
OFF (50i)
1/60
OFF (1/50)
25P/25PN
OFF (1/50)
1/60
• The gain is fixed at 0 dB with a shutter speed of
1/12.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
Progressive
mode
50 Hz
Shutter speed
60 Hz
OFF (60i)
1/100
OFF (1/60)
30P
OFF (1/50)
1/60
24P/24PA/
24PN
OFF (1/50)
1/60
• The gain is fixed at 0 dB with a shutter speed of
1/12 and 1/15.
Synchro scan
Set the shutter speed of the synchro scan (used
when shooting a television or computer monitor) in
the setup menus, SCENE FILE screen, SYNCRO
SCAN. (Page 99)
• 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.
• When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz, by
switching to progressive mode you can also
shoot PAL system television screens.
• When the OPERATION TYPE option in the
SCENE FILE screen (Page 99) is set to FILM
CAM, the shutter opening angle can be adjusted
from 10° to 360° in 0.5° steps.
Example: When the recording frame rate is set to
25 (24) fps and the exposure time is halved, 1/25
(1/24)÷2 = 1/50 (1/48) = 180° (1/25 (1/24) = 360°)
In the default setting (180°), this becomes 1/2 of
the exposure time. If it were 90°, it would be 1/4,
and if it were 45°, it would be 1/8 of the exposure
time.
(Shutter opening angle: This is equivalent to the
shutter speed of a film camera, and a wider angle
results in a longer exposure to light.)
• If the shutter speed is displayed in blue
characters followed by (1/50 (1/60)), you cannot
change the shutter speed in the blue characters
while the current recording format is used. The
speed is fixed at (1/50 (1/60)).
• A change under SYSTEM FREQ resets the
camera to its factory settings.
Shooting
With artificial lighting and especially fluorescent
lights and mercury-vapor lamps, the luminance
changes in synchronization with the power
line frequency. When this frequency is 50 Hz,
mutual interference will occur between the
camerarecorder’s vertical sync frequency (approx.
60 Hz) and the lighting frequency (50 Hz). This
means that the white balance may change
periodically.
Before shooting in areas with artificial lighting or
adjusting the white balance, set the shutter speed
as follows.
You can change the progressive mode in
the setup menu with REC FORMAT in the
RECORDING SETUP screen. (Page 105)
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Switching Audio Input
During shooting, you can record up to four
channels of sound. You can also switch the input
sound to be recorded on each of the channels to
the built-in microphones, external microphones or
audio equipment connected to camera. (See table
below)
CH1*
CH2**
CH3
INT(L): Built-in INT(R): Built-in
microphone L microphone R
INT(L): Built-in
microphone L
INPUT1
INPUT2
CH4
INPUT1
INPUT2
INPUT1
INT(R): Built-in
microphone R
INT(R): Built-in INT(L): Built-in
microphone R microphone L
INPUT2
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(L): Built-in INT(R): Built-in
microphone L microphone R
INPUT2
INPUT2
INT(L): Built-in INT(R): Built-in
microphone L microphone R
INPUT2
INT(R): Built-in INT(L): Built-in
microphone R microphone L
INPUT2
* The input sound to be recorded onto CH1 can be
switched using the CH1 SELECT switch.
** The input sound to be recorded onto CH2 can be
switched using the CH2 SELECT switch.
• The CH3 and CH4 input sound is determined
automatically by what was selected using the
CH1 SELECT switch and CH2 SELECT switch.
However, the following restrictions apply depending
on the media and format used. (Page 125,
Recording format)
When the DVCPRO HD or DVCPRO50 format is
used:
The recording mode is fixed at 4-channel
recording.
When the DVCPRO25 or DV format is used:
Either 2 or 4 channels can be selected using 25M
REC CH SEL on the setting menu RECORDING
SETUP screen.
INPUT 1/2 (MIC
POWER +48V)
CH2 SELECT switch
Switch
CH1 SELECT switch
BARS
SHUTTER
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
LCD
INPUT 1/2 switches
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SPEES SELECT
INPUT1
RESET/TC SET
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
EVF DTL
OIS
WFM
Using the built-in microphone
1
2
Switch the CH1 SELECT switch to INT (L).
• Audio from the built-in microphone Lch is
recorded to audio channel 1.
Switch the CH2 SELECT switch to INT (R).
• Audio from the built-in microphone Rch is
recorded to audio channel 2.
Using another microphone and audio
equipment
1
2
3
Connect an external microphone or audio
equipment to the INPUT 1/2 (XLR 3-pin)
terminal. (Page 77)
Use the INPUT 1/2 switch to switch the
audio input.
LINE: (audio equipment is connected)
Input level is 0 dBu.
MIC: (another microphone is connected)
Input level is -50 dBu.
You can change the input level to -60 dBu
in the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen MIC GAIN 1 and MIC GAIN 2
(Page 106). Be aware that sensitivity will
be higher if you choose -60 dBu so you will
record more noise.
When using the phantom microphone,
set the INPUT 1/2 (MIC POWER +48V) switch
to ON.
ON: (When using the phantom microphone)
+48V power supply to INPUT 1/2 terminal.
OFF: (When a phantom microphone is not
connected)
No power supply for INPUT 1/2 terminal.
• The battery will discharge faster if you use a
phantom microphone.
• Set to OFF if you connect equipment not
compatible with +48V. You can damage such
equipment if you leave the setting at ON.
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Use the CH1 SELECT switch to select
the input signal to be recorded to audio
channel 1.
INT (L):
Audio from the built-in microphone Lch is
recorded to audio channel 1.
INPUT 1:
Audio from a device connected to INPUT 1
terminal is recorded to channel 1.
INPUT 2:
Audio from a device connected to INPUT 2
terminal is recorded to channel 1.
Use the 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 to audio channel 2.
INPUT 2:
Audio from a device connected to INPUT 2
terminal is recorded to channel 2.
• When inputting the microphone signal to
channels 1 and 2, connect the microphone to
INPUT 2 and switch both CH1 SELECT and
CH2 SELECT to INPUT 2.
Adjusting the recording level
AUDIO LEVEL knob
Use the AUDIO LEVEL knob to adjust the
recording level of the built-in microphone or of
audio signals input through the INPUT 1/2 (XLR
3-pin) terminal.
To adjust the volume of the sound for monitoring.
(Page 44)
To adjust the recording level of the audio signals,
turn the AUDIO LEVEL knob while referring
to the audio level meter at the bottom left of
the viewfinder and LCD monitor, regardless of
the MIC ALC option setting (Page 106) on the
RECORDING SETUP screen of the setting menu.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
-18 dB -12 dB
0 dB
Shooting
4
C
H1
C
H2
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
-20 dB -12 dB
0 dB
C
H1
C
H2
• The CH1 and CH2 characters are highlighted
(they will appear in black text) when INT MIC on
the AV IN/OUT SETUP screen is set to OFF.
C
H1
C
H2
C
H1
C
H2
INT MIC ON
INT MIC OFF
Check the recording level prior to shooting.
• The recording level is set higher than for
Panasonic’s broadcast-use camera recorders
(AJ series).
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Using scene files
The settings according to the variety of shooting
circumstances are stored in each position of scene
file dial.
When shooting, you can retrieve the necessary file
instantly using scene file dial.
Changing scene file settings
The setting value of the scene file can be changed.
Also you can save the changed scene file to each
position of the scene file dial.
Example: Change the name of the scene file.
1
2
3
Scene file dial
• During recording, the OPERATION TYPE
and FRAME RATE (Page 99) settings remain
unchanged even when the scene file is changed.
To change these settings, set the camerarecorder
to recording standby state.
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Turn the scene file dial, then select the
scene file to be changed.
In the setup menus, select the SCENE FILE
screen.
• For menu operation (Page 95)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 14)
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select NAME EDIT.
SCENE FILE F1:
MATRIX
SKIN TONE DTL
V DETAIL FREQ
NAME EDIT
LCD BACKLIGHT
LCD SET
EVF SET
SELF SHOOT
When the camera-recorder is shipped from the
factory, the following files are stored.
F1: SCENE
File suitable for normal shooting.
F2: SCENE FLUO.
File suitable for shooting under fluorescent
lights, ie. indoors.
F3: SCENE SPARK
File suitable for shooting with fuller variations
of resolution, coloring and contrast.
F4: SCENE B-STR
File for broadening the contrast of dark parts,
such as when shooting sunsets.
F5: SCENE CINE V
File suitable for shooting movie-like scenes
where the contrast is to be emphasized. (The
recording format remains unchanged even
when the scene file is changed. It must be
set using the REC FORMAT option on the
RECORDING SETUP screen. (Page 105))
F6: SCENE CINE D
File suitable for shooting movie-like
scenes where the dynamic range is to be
emphasized. (The recording format remains
unchanged even when the scene file is
changed. It must be set using the REC
FORMAT option on the RECORDING SETUP
screen. (Page 105))
Set the POWER switch to ON.
NORM1
OFF
THIN
––––
NORMAL
––––
––––
MIRROR
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
5
Press the Operation lever (or push it in the
q direction), then push it in the r direction
to select YES and press it again.
SCENE FILE F1:
MATRIX
SKIN TONE DTL
V DETAIL FREQ
NAME EDIT
LCD BACKLIGHT
LCD SET
EVF SET
SELF SHOOT
NORM1
OFF
THIN
––––
YES
––––
––––
MIRROR
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
ENGLISH
When the screen shown below appears,
use the Operation lever to enter a 6character file name.
Set the same as user information. (Page 62)
• Characters that can be set
Space, A to Z, 0 to 9, : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^_-./
When the filename has been set, you can
erase all characters using the RESET button
on the camera or the remote control.
SHUTTER
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
COUNTER
RESET/TC SET
INPUT2
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
COUNTER RESET
TITLE
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
OSD
OIS
MULTI/
P-IN-P
LCD
EVF DTL
WFM
/REW
REC
PLAY
A.DUB
START/
STOP
FF/
NAME EDIT
SW POSITION F1
+/– : PUSH q / g
SEL : PUSH t / y
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
8
SCENE FILE F1:
SAVE?
YES –– – PUSH STILL
NO
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
ZOOM
Camera or Remote control
7
when the screen shown below appears.
(To return to the menu level above, press the
MENU button.)
SPEES SELECT
INPUT1
ON
OFF
AUDIO
10Press the Operation lever to select YES
After you finish setting the filename, press
the MENU button.
Push the Operation lever in the r direction
to select LOAD/SAVE/INIT.
The message below appears, and the changes to
the scene file are complete.
SAVE
PROCESSING...

Shooting
BARS
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
- VOL +
6
SAVE
COMPLETED !
11Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
• To return to a previously saved setting after a
change in scene file settings, select LOAD in step
9 and do steps 10 and 11.
• To return the scene file settings to the factory
settings, select INITIAL in step 9, then do steps
10 to 11.
SCENE FILE F1:
LOAD/SAVE/INIT
OPERATION TYPE
FRAME RATE
SYNCRO SCAN
DETAIL LEVEL
V DETAIL LEVEL
DETAIL CORING
CHROMA LEVEL
––––
VIDEO CAM
DEFAULT
1/48.0
0
0
0
0
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
9
Press the Operation lever, push it in the r
direction to select SAVE and press it again.
SCENE FILE F1:
LOAD/SAVE/INIT
OPERATION TYPE
FRAME RATE
SYNCRO SCAN
DETAIL LEVEL
V DETAIL LEVEL
DETAIL CORING
CHROMA LEVEL
––––
LOAD
SAVE
INITIAL
0
0
0
0
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
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Saving scene files and other settings on SD memory cards
You can save up to four scene file settings or other
settings as files on an SD memory card, and you
can also load them from the card.
• The data in all the scene files, F1 to F6, is
rewritten.
• Insert the SD memory card into the unit.
(Page 29)
4
SCENE FILE (SD CARD)
FILE SELECT
READ
WRITE
FILE 1
FILE 2
FILE 3
FILE 4
TITLE RELOAD
If you have saved a scene file
1
2
Set the unit’s POWER switch to ON.
Select SCENE FILE on the setting menu
CARD FUNCTIONS screen, select YES and
press the Operation lever. (or push it in the
q direction)
For all other settings, select USER FILE.
• For menu operations (Page 95)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 14)
CARD FUNCTIONS
SCENE FILE
USER FILE
SD CARD FORMAT
LCD BACKLIGHT
LCD SET
EVF SET
SELF SHOOT
––––
––––
––––
NORMAL
––––
––––
MIRROR
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select WRITE and press it
again.
1
––––
YES
NO FILE
NO FILE
NO FILE
NO FILE
––––
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
5
Push the Operation lever in the w direction
to display the screen below, then select
YES and press the Operation lever again.
• In the following example, TITLE 1 is the
filename. (To change the filename, see
page 57.)
SCENE FILE (SD CARD)
WRITE FILE 1
YES –– – PUSH STILL
NO
TITLE EDIT
TITLE 1
+/– : PUSH q / g
SEL : PUSH t / y
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
3
Push the Operation lever in the w or q
direction to select a file number (1 to 4).
SCENE FILE (SD CARD)
FILE SELECT
READ
WRITE
FILE 1
FILE 2
FILE 3
FILE 4
TITLE RELOAD
1
––––
––––
NO FILE
NO FILE
NO FILE
NO FILE
––––
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
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The message shown below appears to indicate
that the change in scene file settings has been
completed.
NOW WRITING...

WRITE OK
ENGLISH
6
Press the MENU button four times to cancel
the menu mode.
To title a file
1) Perform steps 1 to 4.
2) Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select a character, then push it in
the q direction to move to the next character.
(The next character can now be selected.)
• You can input any of the following characters:
Space, A to Z, 0 to 9, : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^_-./
• You can erase all characters using the
RESET button on the camera or the remote
control.
SHUTTER
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
SPEES SELECT
INPUT1
RESET/TC SET
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
OIS
OSD
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
LCD
EVF DTL
WFM
/REW
REC
PLAY
PHOTO
SHOT
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
- VOL +
BARS
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
Shooting
To load a file
1) Perform steps 1 to 3, select READ in step 4
and push the Operation lever.
When reading is completed, READ OK
appears.
FF/
Camera or Remote control
3) When all characters have been entered, push
the Operation lever in the w direction at the left
end (or in q direction at the right end) of the
characters. Then press the Operation lever .
To reload a file from an SD memory card
1) Perform steps 1 and 2.
2) Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to move to TITLE RELOAD, display
YES and press it again.
The file reloads.
• If WRITE NG FORMAT ERROR appears,
format the SD memory card. (Page 29)
• If WRITE NG WRITE PROTECT appears,
release the protected status of the SD
memory card.
• If WRITE NG CANNOT ACCESS appears,
quit all other operations (such as playback)
before proceeding.
• If WRITE NG ERROR appears, the SD
memory card may be defective. Replace it.
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Clip metadata
You can add the video and audio systems, name
of the videographer, shooting location, text memos
and other information to the video data you have
recorded on the P2 card. This data is called the clip
metadata. (Display method: Page 70)
There are two kinds of clip metadata: the data that
is recorded automatically during shooting, and the
data in the metadata upload file created on the SD
memory card which is loaded in the unit. (Loading
method: Page 73)
Creating the metadata upload file on the SD
memory card
You will need the latest updated version of P2
Viewer. Download it from the URL address given
below, and install it in the computer.
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/
What the clip metadata consists of
You can set the items underlined below by loading
the metadata upload file on the SD memory
card. All other items are set automatically during
shooting.
GLOBAL CLIP ID:
This indicates the global clip ID that shows the
shooting status of the clip.
USER CLIP NAME:
This indicates the name of the clip that the user
has set.*1
VIDEO:
This indicates the recorded image’s FRAME
RATE, PULL DOWN system and ASPECT
RATIO.
AUDIO:
This indicates the recorded sound’s SAMPLING
RATE (sampling frequency) and BITS PER
SAMPLE (number of quantizing bits).
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).
DEVICE:
This indicates the MANUFACTURER
(manufacturer of the equipment), SERIAL NO.
(serial number of the equipment) and MODEL
NAME (equipment model name).
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SHOOT:
This indicates the SHOOTER (name of the
videographer), START DATE (date and time at
which shooting started), END DATE (date and
time at which shooting ended) and LOCATION/
ALTITUDE/LONGITUDE/LATITUDE/SOURCE/
PLACE NAME (shooting location, altitude,
longitude, latitude, information source, name of
location).
SCENARIO:
This indicates the PROGRAM NAME, SCENE
NO. and TAKE NO.
NEWS:
This indicates the REPORTER (name of the
reporter), PURPOSE (purpose of data collection)
and OBJECT (target of data collection).
MEMO: *2
This indicates the No. (memo No.), OFFSET
(frame position from the beginning of the clip),
PERSON (name of the person who recorded the
text memo), and TEXT (contents of memo).
THUMBNAIL:
Indicates thumbnail image offset.
It is used in editing thumbnails with the EXCH.
THUMBNAIL function.
*1 If there is no information in the metadata
upload file, the global clip ID serves as the
USER CLIP NAME. The USER CLIP NAME
recording method is selectable. Please refer to
Appendix (Page 126).
*2 When MEMO is to be input, you must input
TEXT. You cannot input PERSON only.
• It may not be possible to load files which have
been edited using a viewer other than the P2
Viewer. (In this case, UNKNOWN DATA will be
displayed.)
• Only printable ASCII characters can be
displayed by this unit.
• Due to the limitations imposed by this unit
on the number of characters which can be
displayed, not all the data can be displayed.
(This does not mean that the data which is
not displayed has been deleted.) Use a P2
viewer or other program to check all the data.
ENGLISH
Using the Counter
You can display a counter that indicates how much
time has elapsed during shooting or playback.
1
Press the COUNTER button.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows. (Page 88)
0 : 00. 00 (CAM mode only)
Counter value
CLIP 0 : 00. 00
(When CLIP is selected for the REC
COUNTER item on the DISPLAY SETUP
screen)
The value is automatically reset at start of
shooting and the counter value appears
during each shooting session.
TC XX:XX:XX:XX
Time code value (When SYSTEM FREQ is
set to 50 Hz, display time code frame digits
in 25 frames. When SYSTEM FREQ is set to
59.94 Hz, display time code frame digits in
24 frames when 720/24PN is set, and in 30
frames when any other format is set.)
tc XX:XX:XX:XX
(Only in 59.94 Hz FILM CAM mode)
During recording and playback when FILM
CAM has been set under OPERATION
TYPE, the time code frame digits are
converted into 24 frames for display.
However, “tc” does not appear during
recording when 720/24PN has been set
under REC FORMAT, or during recording
and playback when 720/30PN has been set.
During playback when 720/24PN has been
set, the time code frame digits are converted
into 30 frames for display. (Pages 99 and
105)
UB XX XX XX XX
User information
FR --- Frame rate (25P(30P/24P/24PA)) and frame
sequence in progressive mode shooting.
No display:
Data is not displayed.
1394TC preset mode
When shooting using a multi-camera, you can
synchronously set the initial values of TC.
The camera used for synchronization is the
MASTER and the camera being synchronized is
the SLAVE.
1
2
Connect a second camera with a 1394
cable and turn both cameras on.
• For connection (Page 79)
Put the MASTER camera in CAMERA mode
and output a video signal from the 1394
terminal.
• Set both cameras to the same recording
format.
Do the remaining steps on the SLAVE camera.
3
4
5
6
7
Shooting
Counter display
Switch the SLAVE camera to MCR mode,
set 1394TC REGEN on the RECORDING
SETUP screen of the setup menu to OFF
and then set the counter so that it shows
the TCG display.
• You cannot do this if you have selected
REGEN.
In the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen, set 1394 IN PRESET to ON.
(Page 107)
• 1394TC appears on the screen.
Stop the media.
Press the COUNTER RESET/TC SET button.
The TCG value is preset with the TC value
from the input 1394 signal.
• “TC SET OK” is displayed for about 2
seconds in the center of the screen.
Reset the SLAVE camera to CAMERA
mode.
Resetting the counter
Press the COUNTER RESET button while the
counter is displayed.
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Charging the built-in battery/Setting the time data
Recharging the built-in battery
The camera’s internal battery saves the date and
time. “ ” appears on the screen of the viewfinder
or LCD when the internal battery is running low on
charge.
Do the following to recharge it.
Reset the date and time when fully recharged.
1
2
Specifying the time code (TC PRESET)
Set TC PRESET so you can record a value of your
choice as the initial setting for the time code to be
used at the start of recording.
1
2
Connect the AC adapter. (Page 16)
• Leave the POWER switch at OFF.
Leave the camera-recorder like this for
about 4 hours.
• The internal battery charges during this time.
• Recharge the battery regularly to ensure
correct TC and menu operations.
If “ ” appears even after charging, it means that
the internal battery must be replaced. Ask your
dealer to do this.
On the setting menu RECORDING SETUP
screen, push the Operation lever in the e
or r direction to move to TC PRESET and
press it again.
RECORDING SETUP
MIC GAIN2
25M REC CH SEL
TC MODE
TCG
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
TIME STAMP
-50dB
2CH
DF
REC RUN
––––
FRM.RATE
––––
OFF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
3
Setting the time code
Push the Operation lever in the r direction
to move to YES and press it again.
RECORDING SETUP
In the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen, set the following time code related items.
(Page 106)
• TC MODE
• TCG
• TC PRESET
• 1394 TC REGEN (appears when in MCR mode)
In MCR mode and 1394 TC REGEN is ON, you
cannot change the items shown above.
Set the POWER switch to ON.
MIC GAIN2
25M REC CH SEL
TC MODE
TCG
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
TIME STAMP
-50dB
2CH
DF
REC RUN
––––
YES
––––
OFF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
4
When the screen below appears, set the
time code value.
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select a time code value.
TC PRESET
MONTH
00h00m00s00f
+/– : PUSH q / g
SEL : PUSH t / y
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
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ENGLISH
Push the Operation lever in the q direction to
move to the next digit, then push it in the e or
r direction to select a value.
7
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
MENU
TC PRESET
MONTH
10h00m00s00f
+/– : PUSH q / g
SEL : PUSH t / y
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
You can reset the time code to zero by pressing
RESET on the camera or the remote control.
SHUTTER
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
INPUT1
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
SPEES SELECT
RESET/TC SET
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
OIS
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
COUNTER RESET
TITLE
OSD
MULTI/
P-IN-P
LCD
EVF DTL
WFM
/REW
REC
PLAY
A.DUB
START/
STOP
ZOOM
- VOL +
BARS
FF/
Camera or Remote control
5
Press the MENU button when you have
finished setting the time code.
MENU
6
Push the Operation lever in the e direction
to move to YES and press it again.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
Frame
Time code
Recording format
rate
adjustment
Adjustable
720P/25PN
—
in 2-frame
increments
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
Frame
Time code
Recording format
rate
adjustment
1080i/24P, 1080i/24PA
—
Adjustable
480i/24P, 480i/24PA
in 5-frame
720P/60P, 720P/30P
increments
24
720P/24P
Adjustable
720P/24PN
—
in 4-frame
increments
Adjustable
720P/30PN
—
in 2-frame
increments
Shooting
With this unit, the time code value is adjusted 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.
TC PRESET
PRESET OK?
YES ––– PUSH STILL
NO
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Charging the built-in battery/Setting the time data (continued)
Setting user information
Setting user information allows you to store 8-digit
memo (information such as the date and time) in
the hexagonal format on the sub code track area.
User information is automatically saved in the
memory and retained after you turn off the power.
1
2
5
Set the user information.
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select user information characters.
• You can use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters
from A to F.
UB PRESET
Set the POWER switch to ON.
MONTH
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen UB MODE, select USER.
• For menu operation (Page 95)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 14)
Example: In the CAM mode
+/– : PUSH q / g
SEL : PUSH t / y
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Push the Operation lever in the q direction to
move to the next digit, then push it in the er
direction to select a character.
RECORDING SETUP
MIC GAIN2
25M REC CH SEL
TC MODE
TCG
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
TIME STANP
-50dB
2CH
DF
REC RUN
––––
USER
––––
OFF
UB PRESET
MONTH
F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to move to UB PRESET and press
it again.
RECORDING SETUP
MIC GAIN2
25M REC CH SEL
TC MODE
TCG
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
TIME STANP
-50dB
2CH
DF
REC RUN
––––
USER
––––
OFF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
You can reset the user information to nothing by
pressing RESET on the camera or the remote
control.
BARS
SHUTTER
CH1 SELECT CH2 SELECT
INT(L)
INPUT1
INPUT2
INT(R)
INPUT2
ON
OFF
AUDIO
COUNTER
SPEES SELECT
INPUT1
RESET/TC SET
INPUT2
ON
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
OIS
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
LCD
4
OSD
Push the Operation lever in the r direction
to move to YES and press it again.
EVF DTL
WFM
/REW
REC
PLAY
PHOTO
SHOT
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
- VOL +
3
+/– : PUSH q / g
SEL : PUSH t / y
FF/
Camera or Remote control
RECORDING SETUP
MIC GAIN2
25M REC CH SEL
TC MODE
TCG
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
TIME STANP
-50dB
2CH
DF
REC RUN
––––
USER
––––
YES
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
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6
Press the MENU button when you have
finished setting the user information.
MENU
ENGLISH
7
Push the Operation lever in the e direction
to move to YES and press it again.
UB PRESET
PRESET OK?
YES ––– PUSH STILL
NO
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
MENU
Shooting
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Basic playback operations
1
1
POWER
ON
OFF
2
Lock release
2
SLOT SEL
CAM
MCR
MODE
PC
Turn the POWER switch to ON.
While pressing the lock release, turn the
POWER switch to ON.
Press the mode button so the MCR lamp
turns on.
The camera is now in the MCR mode.
• Each time you press the button, the mode
changes as below.
MCR v CAM
When you press the mode button while
MCR is selected, the unit enters the PC (PC
connection) mode. (Page 82)
For details on playing back clips using thumbnails, see Page 65.
Rewind (t )
Use this button during playback to rewind the selected clip
(4 x speed).
When the thumbnail screen is cancelled, you can also
perform this operation while the camera is stopped.When
this button is held down, the playback speed becomes faster
(32x speed).
When pressed during a pause, playback goes back one clip.
Stop ( g )
-V
/REW
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
STOP
INDEX
PLAY
FF/
-V
INDEX
/REW
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
PLAY
FF/
-V
Fast-forward ( y)
Use this button during playback to fast-forward the selected
clip (4 x speed).
When the thumbnail screen is cancelled, you can also
perform this operation while the camera is stopped. When
this button is held down, the playback speed becomes faster
(32x speed).
When pressed during a pause, playback advances one clip.
Remote Control
/REW
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
PLAY
FF/
-V
Operations using the Operation lever
Play ( q)
Use this button in stop mode to start playback from the
beginning of the selected clip.
During playback, the unit enters the variable speed search
mode and starts 1x playback. (Page 75)
/REW
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
Pause ( h )
Press again to return to playback.
INDEX
/REW
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
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STOP
-V
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
ENGLISH
Thumbnail screen
Video data created on the P2 card in one shooting session is called a clip. When the MCR mode has been
established, the clips will be displayed on the LCD screen 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, repair and delete clips, add and delete shot marks, as well as add text memos.
• Format P2 cards and SD memory cards.
• Load the metadata (shooting information, etc.) from SD memory cards to the unit.
Basic thumbnail screen operations
1
To use the thumbnail menu:
2
On the thumbnail screen, press the MENU button to display the menu.
MENU
Push the Operation lever in the e or r direction and press it (or push
it in the q direction).
If another menu appears, repeat this step.
• To return to the previous screen, select EXIT and press the Operation
lever or push it in the w direction.
• To release the menu mode, press MENU.
PUSH-SET
THUMBNAIL
PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR
To select a clip: Push the Operation lever in the w or q direction to move the yellow frame to the clip you
want to select, and press it again. (The frame changes to blue.) Pressing the Operation lever a second
time deselects the thumbnail. To scroll the pages, press the PAGE (- or +) button.
To Play back clips: Select a thumbnail and push the Operation lever in the q (playback) direction. (For
details on playback, see Page 64.)
• Only clips recorded in the same format as the playback format (6 in the figure below) can be played
back.
Playback
1
2
1
2
3
4
7
5
8
6
THUMBNAIL
OPERATION
ALL CLIP
SAME FORMAT CLIPS
SELECTED CLIPS
MARKED CLIPS
TEXT MEMO CLIPS
SLOT CLIPS
SETUP
EXIT
PROPERTY
DELETE
FORMAT
REPAIR CLIP
RE-CONNECTION
EXCH. THUMBNAIL
EXIT
META DATA
CLIP PROPERTY
CARD STATUS
DEVICES
PROPERTY SETUP
SYSTEM INFO
EXIT
LOAD
RECORD
USER CLIP NAME
INITIALIZE
PROPERTY
EXIT
• Thumbnail screens are output only from the VIDEO OUT terminal.
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Thumbnail screen (continued)
1 Slot number display
The number of the slot with the P2 card
containing the clip indicated by the yellow
frame is shown here. (The number appears in
yellow.) If a clip extends over the P2 cards in
two slots, both numbers will appear in yellow.
• When one of the following warnings applies
to an inserted P2 card, the frame around the
slot number turns pink.
1) RUN DOWN CARD (Page 92)
2) DIR ENTRY NG CARD (Page 92)
2 Thumbnails
This is where the images representing the clips
are displayed. (The initial images are displayed
in the default setting.)
3 Thumbnail display status (Page 68)
The types of clips displayed as thumbnails
appear in this area.
4 Clip numbers
The clips are displayed in the order in which
they were shot. (up to 2000)
Clips in the wrong recording format or clips
which cannot be played back for other reasons
are shown in red.
To play back clips indicated in red, change
the playback format while the thumbnail is
displayed (Page 69), or change the MCR
FORMAT and 576i (480i ) MCR MODE on the
setup menu RECORDING SETUP screen to
the format described in 6 below. (Page 105)
• Clips on the playlist which have been edited
and copied using the AJ-SPD850 memory
card recorder or other such unit and which
have more than one format (DV, DVCPRO
or DVCPRO50) are shown in red, and these
clips cannot be played back even when the
MCR FORMAT item has been set.
5 Menu display
This is where the menu items are displayed.
Select EXIT and press the Operation lever
to close the menu and return to the original
screen.
6 Recording mode/format display
This is where the recording mode and format
of the recorded images are displayed.
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7 Indicators
M : Shot mark
This indicates that a clip has a shot mark.
W : Wide
This indicates that a clip has been recorded in
the 16:9 aspect ratio (wide screen). (576i (480i)
recording)
! : Incomplete clip
This indicator appears when the recording of a
clip extends over two P2 cards and one of the
cards is not found in the slot.
X : Defective clip
This indicator appears for a clip whose
recording was defective because the power
was cut off during the recording process, for
instance.
Clips indicated by the yellow defective clip
indicator can be repaired.
Clips indicated by the red defective clip
indicator cannot be repaired so delete them. If
a clip cannot be deleted, first back up its data,
and then format the P2 card. Clips in the wrong
format are indicated by ( ? ) instead.
T : Text memo
This indicates that a clip has a text memo.
E : Edit copy
This indicates that this is an edit copy clip. (You
cannot perform editing with this camera.)
P : Proxy
This indicates that a proxy has been added
and recorded. (You cannot perform recording
with this camera.)
8 Duration display
This displays the duration of the selected clip.
ENGLISH
Adding shot marks to clips
Adding shot marks ( M ) will make it easier to find
the clips you are looking for.
1
Push the Operation lever in the w or q
direction to move the yellow frame to the
clip to which you will add a shot mark.
2
Press the USER button to which the shot
mark function has been allocated. (Page 43)
To release a shot mark, repeat the above steps.
• When the video data of a single shot is recorded
in multiple P2 cards, you cannot set or release
shot marks unless all the P2 cards that make up
the video data are inserted into slots.
Clearing the thumbnail screen
1
Press the THUMBNAIL button.
THUMBNAIL
Playback
Before performing setting menu operations
(Page 95), you must clear the thumbnail screen.
Release this in the same way when the camerarecorder is to be controlled from a nonlinear editor.
The normal playback standby screen (1394 input
mode) appears.
Direct shooting functions
If you press the START/STOP button (red) in MCR
mode, CAM mode will be automatically activated,
and shooting will start.
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Thumbnail operations
Selecting the thumbnail display method (THUMBNAIL)
To delete a text memo:
1)Move the yellow frame to the clip whose
text memo is to be deleted, and press
the Operation lever. A thumbnail of the
text memo now appears.
2)Select the thumbnail of the text memo to
be deleted.
3)Press the MENU button to display
the menu, and select OPERATIONDELETE.
You can display the kind of clips you want to see as
thumbnails.
You can also set more precisely how you want the
thumbnails to appear on the screen.
1
2
On the thumbnail screen, press the MENU
button.
A menu now appears. (Page 65)
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select THUMBNAIL and press it
(or push it in the q direction) again.
SLOT CLIPS:
The clips on the P2 card in the specified slot
are displayed.
SETUP:
Various setup operations are performed.
EXIT:
Select this to return to the last screen.
THUMBNAIL
OPERATION
PROPERTY
META DATA
EXIT
3
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to make a selection and press it
again.
THUMBNAIL
ALL CLIP
OPERATION
SAME FORMAT CLIPS
SELECTED CLIPS
PROPERTY
MARKED CLIPS
META DATA
TEXT MEMO CLIPS
EXIT
SLOT CLIPS
SETUP
EXIT
ALL CLIP:
All the clips are displayed.
SAME FORMAT CLIPS:
The clips in the format same as the MCR
format are displayed.
SELECTED CLIPS:
The clips you have selected are displayed.
MARKED CLIPS:
The clips with shot marks are displayed.
TEXT MEMO CLIPS:
The clips with text memos are displayed.
The thumbnails at text memo positions, time
codes (TC), total number of memos and the
current order of the clips are displayed.
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Proceed to step 4 only when you have selected
SETUP.
4
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select an item and press it
again.
ALL HIDE:
Selecting ON hides MARKED IND., TEXT
MEMO IND., WIDE IND. and PROXY IND.
MARKED IND.:
Select this to set whether the shot mark
indicator is to be displayed (ON/OFF).
TEXT MEMO IND.:
Select this to set whether the text memo
indicator is to be displayed (ON/OFF).
WIDE IND.:
Select this to set whether the wide indicator
is to be displayed (ON/OFF).
PROXY IND.:
Select this to set whether the proxy indicator
is to be displayed (ON/OFF).
DATA DISPLAY:
Select the time code (TC), user information
(UB), shooting time (TIME), shooting date
(DATE), shooting date (DATE TIME) or user
clip name (USER CLIP NAME) for the area
where the clip time is displayed.
ENGLISH
5
Press the MENU button to release the menu
mode.
Changing playback format
Deleting clips and formatting cards
(OPERATION)
You can perform any of the following operations. If
necessary, make preparations prior to undertaking
the operations.
Deleting clips
• Select the clip to be deleted.
Formatting P2 cards or SD memory cards
• Insert the card to be formatted into the unit.
• When a card is formatted, all its data will be
deleted.
Repairing bad clips
• Select the bad clip (indicated by X ) you want
to repair. (Note that clips indicated by a red X
symbol cannot be repaired.)
Reconnecting incomplete clips
• Select an incomplete clip (indicated by “ ! ”) you
want to reconnect. Incomplete clips are usually
grouped together.
Replacing thumbnails
• Attach text memos to clips and change them to
TEXT MEMO CLIPS.
• Move the yellow frame to the thumbnail you want
to edit.
Use the following steps to change the playback
format in order to play back a clip in a playback
format (a clip whose clip number is indicated in
red) that differs from that currently selected.
1
1
2
2
Use the Operation lever in the thumbnail
screen to move to the clip you want to play
back.
On the thumbnail screen, press the MENU
button.
A menu now appears. (Page 65)
Playback
DATE FORMAT:
Select year/month/day (YMD), month/day/
year (MDY) or day/month/year (DMY) as the
order for displaying the recording date/time.
This format will be the same for the recording
date displayed by the clip properties and the
recording date displayed by DATA DISPLAY.
THUMBNAIL SIZE:
Select LARGE (3x2) or NORMAL (4x3) for
full-screen displays of thumbnails.
PLAYBACK RESUME:
Resumes playback from the point where a
previous playback operations was halted.
THUMBNAIL INIT:
Select this to return all the above settings to
the factory (initialization) settings.
EXIT:
Select this to return to the last screen.
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select OPERATION and press it
(or push it in the q direction) again.
THUMBNAIL
Push the Operation lever in the r direction
and hold it down for 2 or more seconds.
• Thumbnail status indicates “UPDATING…”
after which the previous screen reappears.
• When the recording format of a clip indicated
by the yellow frame is a format playable by
this unit, the playback format changes to
enable playback of the clip with the yellow
frame.
OPERATION
PROPERTY
META DATA
EXIT
3
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to make a selection and press it
again.
THUMBNAIL
DELETE
OPERATION FORMAT
PROPERTY REPAIR CLIP
META DATA RE-CONNECTION
EXCH. THUMBNAIL
EXIT
EXIT
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Thumbnail operations (continued)
DELETE:
Select this to delete the selected clip.
Select YES to delete the clip or NO to cancel
the deletion, and press the Operation lever.
FORMAT:
Select this to format a P2 card or SD
memory card.
When you move to FORMAT, the card
selection screen will appear. Select the P2
slot (SLOT1 or SLOT2) or select SD CARD,
and press the Operation lever. Select YES
to format the card or NO to cancel the
formatting, and press the Operation lever.
REPAIR CLIP:
Select this to repair defective clips.
Select YES to repair the clip or NO to cancel
the repair, and press the Operation lever.
• The SHOT MARK and TEXT MEMO data
are deleted when a clip is repaired.
RE-CONNECTION:
Use this function to reconnect clips that span
multiple P2 cards.
Clips recorded across multiple P2 cards may
become incomplete clips.
Should this happen, use the RECONNECTION function to merge the
different clips to create one single clip.
Select YES/NO and push the Operation lever.
EXCH. THUMBNAIL:
Use this function to replace thumbnail
images with images to which text memos
have been attached.
Select YES/NO and push the Operation lever.
EXIT:
Select this to return to the last screen.
4
Press the MENU button to release the menu
mode.
• When clips have been copied by operating
Explorer, for instance, the “ ! ” indicator may
appear on the clips. If this happens, “ ! ” can
sometimes be released by downloading the latest
version of the P2 viewer from the web site given
below, installing it in your computer, and copying
the clips again.
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/
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Checking the clip or card information
(PROPERTY)
You can perform any of the following operations. If
necessary, make preparations prior to undertaking
the operations.
Checking and repairing clip information
• Move the yellow frame to the clip to be checked.
Checking the P2 card information
• Insert the P2 card into the unit.
Checking the SD memory card information
• Insert the SD memory card into the unit.
Setting the P2 card memory capacity display
Checking the version of this system
1
2
On the thumbnail screen, press the MENU
button.
A menu now appears. (Page 65)
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select PROPERTY and press it
(or push it in the q direction) again.
THUMBNAIL
OPERATION
PROPERTY
META DATA
EXIT
3
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to make a selection and press it
again.
THUMBNAIL
CLIP PROPERTY
OPERATION CARD STATUS
PROPERTY DEVICES
META DATA PROPERTY SETUP
SYSTEM INFO
EXIT
EXIT
CLIP PROPERTY:
The information of the clip indicated by the
yellow frame is displayed. (Page 71)
CARD STATUS:
The P2 card information is displayed.
(Page 71)
DEVICES:
The SD memory card information is
displayed. (Page 72)
PROPERTY SETUP:
Set the method of displaying the P2 card
memory capacity. After selecting the P2
CARD CAP, select REMAIN (remaining
memory) or USED (memory used), and
press the Operation lever.
ENGLISH
SYSTEM INFO:
The version of the system in this camera is
displayed.
EXIT:
Select this to return to the last screen.
• Pressing the DISP/MODE CHK button in a
thumbnail screen displays the CLIP PROPERTY
screen. Press the button again to return to the
thumbnail screen.
4
To exit the information screen, press the
MENU button, push the Operation lever in
the q direction to select EXIT, and press it
again.
2
5 Clip metadata
The video and audio formats, videographer
information and other detailed data are
displayed here.
Select the desired item using the Operation
lever, and press the Operation lever. (For
details on the clip metadata, see Page 58.)
P2 card information screen
Clip information screen
1
REC RATE: Recording frame rate
• This display appears when recording using
a setting for the FRAME RATE item on
the SCENE FILE screen other than the
default during 720P/25PN (720P/24PN or
720P/30PN) recording operations.
1
3
2
3
5
4
5
1 Clip number
2 Thumbnail
3 Slot number
4 Clip information
Various indicators that have been added
to the clip and also various kinds of data
are displayed. ( appears if the P2 card is
writeprotected)
CLIP NAME: Clip name
START TC: Time code value when recording
started
START UB: User information value when
recording started
DATE: Date when the recording was made
TIME: Time when recording started
DURATION: Clip length
V_FORMAT: Video signal format
FRAME RATE: Playback frame rate
Playback
4
1 Write protection mark
2 P2 card status
The amount of memory remaining on the P2
card is displayed using a percentage bar. The
following displays may appear, depending on
the card status.
FORMAT ERROR: An unformatted P2 card
has been inserted.
NOT SUPPORTED: A card not supported by
the unit has been inserted.
NO CARD: A card has not been inserted.
• The information on the card in the slot
indicated by the yellow frame (with yellow
number) can be viewed by pressing the
Operation lever.
BRAND: Name of manufacturer
MODEL NO.: Model number
SERIAL NO.: Serial number
USER ID: User ID
WARNING: Warning information
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Thumbnail operations (continued)
3 P2 card remaining memory/total memory
The P2 card’s remaining memory and total
memory are displayed here in 1-minute
increments. Fractions of a minute are rounded
off, meaning the display may not match the
slot total.
BLANK: Space available
TOTAL: Total space
NUMBER OF CLIPS: Number of clips
PROTECT: This indicates that the SD memory
card is writeprotected.
4 Card warning mark
This mark is displayed when one of the
following warnings applies to a P2 card.
1) RUN DOWN CARD (Page 92)
2) DIR ENTRY NG CARD (Page 92)
• The contents of the warning can be viewed
by checking the card information as
described above.
Editing the recorded clip metadata
5 Slot total
The figure represents the total remaining
memory of the cards in the two slots. If a P2
card is write-protected, its remaining memory
will not be included in the total remaining
memory.
• When LOOP is set under REC FUNCTION,
the slot total represents the standard
recording time for loop recording.
However, note that when PROPERTY
SETUP: USED is selected in step 3 on the
previous page, the used amount displayed
by the slot total will be larger than the actual
amount, and when PROPERTY SETUP:
REMAIN is selected, the remaining amount
displayed by the slot total will be smaller than
the actual amount. (Page 48)
1
2
3
SD memory card information screen
SD STANDARD: This indicates whether the SD
memory card was formatted in
compliance with the SD or SDHC
standard. (SUPPORTED/NOT
SUPPORTED).
USED: Space used
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4
On the clip information screen, display the
detailed clip metadata screen.
Use the Operation lever to move the cursor
to the item to be edited.
Metadata that can be edited, such as “USER
CLIP NAME”, is displayed as shown in the
following example.
Press the Operation lever.
The metadata editing screen (on-screen
keyboard) is displayed.
Enter characters using the on-screen keyboard
to edit the metadata.
Press the “OK” button on the on-screen
keyboard.
The edited metadata is written to the clip, and
the detailed clip metadata screen returns.
ENGLISH
Uploading the metadata (META DATA)
You can perform any of the following operations. If
necessary, make preparations prior to undertaking
the operations.
Loading the metadata
• Insert the SD memory card on which the
metadata is recorded into the unit. (For details on
creating the metadata, see Page 58.)
Selecting whether to record the metadata on
the P2 card
Changing recording method of USER CLIP
NAME
Initializing the metadata inside the unit
Confirming and editing camera-recorder
metadata
1
2
On the thumbnail screen, press the MENU
button.
A menu now appears. (Page 65)
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select META DATA and press it
(or push it in the q direction) again.
THUMBNAIL
OPERATION
PROPERTY
META DATA
EXIT
3
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to make a selection and press it
again.
THUMBNAIL
LOAD
OPERATION RECORD
PROPERTY USER CLIP NAME
META DATA INITIALIZE
PROPERTY
EXIT
EXIT
LOAD:
Select this to load the metadata recorded on
the SD memory card into the unit.
When the Operation lever is pressed with
operation moved to LOAD, the metadata
on the SD memory card will be displayed.
Therefore, press the Operation lever again.
Select YES to load the metadata or NO to
cancel the loading, and press the Operation
lever.
• If characters other than single-byte
alphanumeric characters are used in the
metadata file name to be loaded, they are
displayed as “∗”.
RECORD:
Select this to set whether to record the
metadata to be loaded into the unit
simultaneously on a P2 card.
Select ON to record the metadata or OFF
to cancel the recording, and press the
Operation lever. The factory setting for this
mode is OFF.
USER CLIP NAME:
The USER CLIP NAME recording method
is selectable. Please refer to Appendix
(Page 126).
INITIALIZE:
Select this to initialize the metadata which
has been recorded in the unit.
Select YES to initialize the metadata or NO
to cancel the initialization, and press the
Operation lever. All the settings including the
ON or OFF setting for RECORD are now
cleared.
Playback
• When deleting items of LOCATION (shooting
location) in SHOOT, items cannot be deleted
independently. Make ALTITUDE blank, and the
other items (LONGITUDE/LATITUDE) are also
deleted.
• Metadata of a clip with the incomplete clip
indicator cannot be edited. To edit metadata of a
clip recorded in multiple P2 cards, insert all the
P2 cards containing video data of the clip before
starting editing.
• If MEMO contains 100 or more characters, it
cannot be edited.
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Thumbnail operations (continued)
PROPERTY:
Select this to display the metadata which has
been recorded in the unit.
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction, select PROPERTY and push the
Operation lever to view the desired data. The
Operation lever also allows you to change
the data.
Changing method is the same as described
in “Editing the recorded clip metadata”.
(Page 72)
EXIT:
Select this to return to the last screen.
4
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Press the MENU button to release the menu
mode.
ENGLISH
Useful playback functions
Fast forward/rewind playback
This function enables you to change the playback
speed and search for specific scenes.
1
1
Press the Operation lever in the q
(playback) direction during playback.
On the remote control, press the VAR.
SEARCH button.
INDEX
SELECT
STOP
INDEX
VAR.
SEARCH
During playback, push the Operation lever
in the t (rewind) or y (fast-forward)
direction.
This performs fast forward/rewind playback at
4x speed.
When this button is held down, the playback
speed becomes faster (32x speed).
P-IN-P
PB.
ZOOM
/REW
STORE
REC
PLAY
A.DUB
- VOL +
Variable speed search
FF/
MENU
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
SET
ITEM
P.B.DIGITAL
INDEX
Camera or Remote control
Press the PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR button to
change the playback speed.
On the remote control, press the [ ] or [ ]
button.
• The playback speed increases as follows
each time you press the button; 1/5x, 1x, 2x,
4x, 12x, and 24x. Audio is not played at 12×
or 24× speed.
• Press the “+” button to increase the speed
and the “-” button to decrease the speed.
MENU
THUMBNAIL
INDEX
SELECT
PUSH-SET
STOP
INDEX
VAR.
SEARCH
INDEX
Camera or Remote control
[1x] appears on the screen and the media is
played back at the normal speed.
2
STOP
PB.
ZOOM
To return to normal playback, push the Operation
lever in the q (playback) direction.
Frame-by-frame playback
1
2
Press h (pause) during playback to set the
unit to the pause mode.
Press the PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR button to
play frame-by-frame.
On the remote control unit, press the STILL
ADV ( or ) button.
• Press and hold the button to perform
frameby-frame play continuously.
MENU
Playback
OFF/ON
THUMBNAIL
STORE
SET
OFF/ON
P.B.DIGITAL
-V
MENU
ITEM
/REW
PUSH-SET
PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR
INDEX
Camera or Remote control
To return to normal playback, push the Operation
lever in the q direction (playback) or press the
VAR.SEARCH button on the remote control.
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
STOP
INDEX
PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR
Camera or Remote control
To return to normal playback, push the Operation
lever in the q (playback) direction.
Slow playback
During play, press one of the STILL ADV (
or ) buttons on the remote control unit.
-V
1
/REW
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
To return to normal playback, push the Operation
lever in the q (playback) direction.
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Useful playback functions (continued)
Clip skip
2
Press h (pause) during playback to set the
unit to the pause mode.
Push the Operation lever in the t(rewind)
or y (fast-forward) direction.
REC
P-IN-P
/REW
PLAY
A.DUB
- VOL +
1
Viewing images on a monitor
STOP
2
INDEX
Camera or Remote control
Adjusting the volume
Start playback.
• To show the information that appears on the
viewfinder and LCD, press the OSD button
on the remote control. Press the OSD button
again to clear the display.
THUMBNAIL
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
COUNTER RESET
TITLE
OSD
PUSH-SET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
REC
PLAY
A.DUB
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
COUNTER RESET
TITLE
OSD
START/
STOP
Checking the date and time
With the PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR button,
adjust the volume of the sound that is
output from the internal speaker and
headphone jack.
On the remote control, press the ZOOM/VOL
button.
Press the DATE/TIME button on the remote control
to show the date and time of shooting on the
screen. The display changes as follows each time
you press the button.
Time


Time and Date

Date
No display
DATE/ PHOTO
TIME
SHOT
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
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REC
PLAY
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
FF/
ZOOM
- VOL +
COUNTER RESET
ZOOM
FF/
Camera or Remote control
OSD
START/
STOP
MULTI/
ZOOM
PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR
1
Connect the camera-recorder to the TV set.
(Page 81)
- VOL +
MENU
1
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
You can view the images on a monitor if you
connect the unit to a monitor using a BNC cable
(not included), an AV cable (not included), or
component video cable (included).
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
COUNTER RESET
TITLE
OSD
MULTI/
START/
STOP
ZOOM
ENGLISH
Connecting external units
Headphones
3.5-mm stereo mini jack
• Sound is no longer heard from the speaker when the headphones are connected.
External microphone
Microphone (optional)
AG-MC200G
Microphone holder
Microphone
holder adapter
12 mm
INPUT1 or INPUT2
• When attaching an external microphone to the microphone shoe, use the supplied microphone holder
and microphone holder adapter.
• When attaching the microphone holder and the microphone holder adapter, be sure to tighten the screws
firmly even though you might hear a squeaking sound.
Editing
6 mm
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Connecting external units (continued)
Computer (non-linear editing/file transfer)
 When connecting a 1394 cable
• Attach the provided two ferrite cores (length: 30 mm) to the both ends of
the cable. After passing the cable as shown in the figure on the right, close
the ferrite cores until they click into place and lock.
Always take sufficient care when handling the ferrite core, as it can be easily
damaged when dropped or subjected to other impact.
 When connecting a USB cable
• Attach the provided two ferrite cores (length: 35 mm) in such a way that the
whole ferrite cores fit within about 5 cm from both ends of the cable. After
threading the cable as shown in the figure on the right, close the ferrite
cores until they click into place and lock.
Always take sufficient care when handling the ferrite core, as it can be easily
damaged when dropped or subjected to other impact.
Ferrite core (length: 30 mm)
Ferrite core (length: 35 mm)
File transfer/nonlinear editing
Computer
USB cable (optional)
• For a Windows computer
Mini-B type
Ferrite core (included)
USB 2.0
1394
6-pin
1394 cable (optional)
• For an Apple Macintosh computer
• When connecting a USB cable, first connect the cable to the PC.
• When connecting to a device having 4-pin type 1394 connector, first connect the cable to the 6-pin type
1394 connector on the camera.
• For details on the computer’s conditions and other factors, see Page 82.
1394 AVC transfer/nonlinear editing
Computer (Windows/Apple Macintosh)
Ferrite core (included)
6-pin
1394
1394 cable (optional)
• When controlling this camera from a non-linear editor, cancel the thumbnail screen on the camera.
(Page 67)
• No guarantees are given for images and audio signals which are output simultaneously from the
camerarecorder while data is being transferred from a computer to the camera-recorder.
• The model name will appear on the computer screen.
• When connecting to a device having 4-pin type 1394 connector, first connect the cable to the 6-pin type
1394 connector on the camera.
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When connecting the unit to an Apple Macintosh computer
• Connect the 1394 cable after turning on the power of the Apple Macintosh computer. Otherwise, the unit
may not be mounted.
• The unit may not be recognized after the Apple Macintosh computer has been placed in the hibernation
state by its power-saving setting. In this case, disconnect the 1394 cable and then re-connect it.
If the unit is not mounted properly on an Apple Macintosh computer
• When the P2 card access lamp flashes orange
1. Select [Applications]  [Utilities]  and start up [Disc Utility].
2. Select a grayed-out volume among volumes of the X.X GB Panasonic disc, and click “Mount.”
• When the P2 card access lamp is off
Eject the P2 card, and insert it again. If the unit is still not mounted, disconnect the 1394 cable and then
re-connect it.
Hard disk drive (data copying)
Hard disk drive
Ferrite core (included)
6-pin
1394
• Before proceeding to connect or disconnect 1394 cable, be absolutely sure to turn off the power of the
units.
• Before proceeding to connect the unit which uses a 6-pin type 1394
connector, carefully check the shape of the 1394 cable and the connectors
on the 1394 cable. Connecting a connector upside down may damage the
parts inside the unit and cause malfunctioning. The above also applies to
USB cable as well.
6-pin type 4-pin type
• When connecting to a device having 4-pin type 1394 connector, first
connect the cable to the 6-pin type 1394 connector on the camera.
• Do not apply force when connecting 1394 cable to 1394 connector as this
may damage the connector.
Editing
1394 cable (optional)
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Connecting external units (continued)
Digital video equipment (Dubbing)
Other Digital video equipment
This camera
Ferrite core (included)
1394
Ferrite core (included)
6-pin
1394 cable (optional)
 You can connect a digital video unit equipped with a 1394 connector and digitally transfer video
and audio signals as well as time code.
• Before proceeding to connect or disconnect 1394 cable, be absolutely sure to turn off the power of the
units.
• Before proceeding to connect the unit which uses a 6-pin type 1394
connector, carefully check the shape of the 1394 cable and the connectors
on the 1394 cable. Connecting a connector upside down may damage the
parts inside the unit and cause malfunctioning.
• When connecting the camera to a device with a 4-pin type 1394 connector, 6-pin type 4-pin type
first connect the 6-pin type connector of the cable to the camera.
• When recording signals from an external unit, first check that video signals are supplied.
• While signals from an external unit are being recorded, do not stop output on the external unit side or
disconnect any of cables. This may lead to a failure to recognize the signals when you do recording
again.
• While signals from an external unit are being recorded, do not change the format of the signals being
output from the external unit. Doing so may make it impossible to record correctly.
• Do not apply force when connecting 1394 cable to 1394 connector as this may damage the connector.
• When signals are input from an external unit via the 1394 cable, video is output from the terminals
such as the SDI OUT terminal, but the output video is only for check purpose and the quality is not
guaranteed. (Frame skip and overlap occur.)
• The automatic recording function in the DVD unit may not function properly. In a case like this, proceed
with the recording manually.
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ENGLISH
Video deck (Dubbing)
Audio cable (optional)
White: C
H1 (left
channel) sound
Red: CH2 (right
channel) sound
BNC cable
(optional)
VCR
SDI
OUT
COMPONENT
OUT
Connect one of
these cables to
the terminal on
the video deck.
Component video
cable (included)
Video cable
(optional)
AUTO REC function
When recording is started or stopped on this camera, recording start/stop information can be output
through the SDI (HD) connector to control external device.
* The external device should support this function.
TV/Monitor (playback/dubbing)
BNC cable
(optional)
Editing
Audio cable (optional)
White: CH1 (left channel)
sound
Red: CH2 (right channel)
sound
TV/Monitor
SDI
OUT
COMPONENT
OUT
Component video
cable (included)
Video cable
(optional)
Connect
one of these
cables to the
terminal on
the television.
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Nonlinear editing with P2 card (PC mode)
You can edit the video data on P2 cards nonlinearly
by connecting the unit to a computer used for
editing by means of a USB cable (Windows) or
1394 cable (Apple Macintosh).*1 (Connections :
Page 78)
*1 When the unit is connected to a computer with
a 1394 cable, you can only read data from P2
cards but you cannot write data to P2 cards.
The following conditions must be met if
the USB cable is to be used to make the
connection.
• Your computer must run Windows 2000,
Windows XP or Windows Vista.
• USB dedicated driver (provided on the
CD-ROM supplied) must be installed in your
computer.
• Your computer must support USB2.0 (High
Speed, Mass Storage Class). (USB 1.1 is not
supported.)
• Only one computer can be connected.
• When the unit is connected via USB cable,
the series name of the unit should appear on
the computer screen.
• No operations can be performed if a hub or
other unit is connected between the unit and
your computer.
• Do not use a USB cable longer than 3 meters.
Otherwise, malfunctions may occur.
• Operation is not guaranteed in Macintosh
operating systems.
The following conditions must be met if
the 1394 cable is to be used to make the
connection.
• Your computer must run Apple MacOSX 10.3
or later.
• Your computer must support 1394.a (SBP2
protocol).
• Operation is not guaranteed in Windows
operating systems.
• Insert the P2 card into the unit. (Page 25)
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1
2
Set the unit’s POWER switch to ON.
Select PC MODE on the setting menu
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen and press
the Operation lever (or push it in the q
direction).
• For menu operations (Page 95)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 14)
OTHER FUNCTIONS
USER FILE
REMOTE
1394 CONTROL
1394 CMD SEL
PC MODE
ACCESS LED
REC LAMP
BEEP SOUND
––––
1
OFF
REC_P
1394DEVICE
ON
OFF
OFF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
3
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select a USB DEVICE or 1394
DEVICE and press it again.
OTHER FUNCTIONS
USER FILE
REMOTE
1394 CONTROL
1394 CMD SEL
PC MODE
ACCESS LED
REC LAMP
BEEP SOUND
––––
1
OFF
REC_P
USB DEVICE
1394DEVICE
1394 HOST
OFF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
4
Press the MENU button twice to release
menu mode.
MENU
5
Press the mode button to light up the MCR
lamp and then hold the button down (for 2
or more seconds).
The PC lamp now lights, and PC mode is
established.
When the P2 card is in an accessible status,
USB (or 1394) DEVICE CONNECT is
displayed on the camera.
(If DISCONNECT is displayed, you cannot
operate the camera.)
ENGLISH
7
Proceed with nonlinear editing using your
computer.
An icon for the P2 card contents appears as
a removable disk in My Computer of your
computer.
• For further details, refer to the instructions for
your computer’s editing software.
• When replacing one card with another, if
the USB connection is used, check that the
access lamp is not flashing and that the data
on the card is not being accessed before
ejecting the card. If the 1394 connection is
used, place the drive icon into the computer’s
recycle bin before ejecting the card.
• The unit cannot be operated while in PC
mode.
• When the cable is to be disconnected,
proceed with “Safely Remove Hardware” on
the computer.
In the case of a 1394 connection, first
confirm that “1394 DEVICE DISCONNECT”
is displayed on the camera-recorder before
disconnecting the cable. In the case of a
USB connection, “USB DEVICE CONNECT”
will remain displayed so check that the card
is not being accessed before disconnecting
the cable.
Switch OFF the camera.
• When turning the power off, proceed with
“Safely Remove Hardware” on the computer.
In the case of a 1394 connection, first
confirm that “1394 DEVICE DISCONNECT”
is displayed on the camera-recorder before
turning the power off. In the case of a USB
connection, “USB DEVICE CONNECT” will
remain displayed so check that the card is
not being accessed before turning the power
off.
• You cannot cancel the PC mode even if
you press the mode button for more than 2
seconds.
Editing
6
P2 cards are compliant with the Type-II
standard so you can insert them straight
into the computer’s card slots and proceed
with nonlinear editing.
• The Card Bus driver is contained in the CDROM provided.
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Copying from P2 cards to the hard disk drive (1394 HOST mode)
• Use an HDD (hard disk drive) that has sufficient
capacity to permit copying.
• Before copying the data, format the hard disk
drive so that it can be used by the unit. Bear in
mind that this process will delete all the data on
the drive.
• Connect the camera to an HDD using the 1394
cable. (Page 79)
• Do not connect the camera to two or more HDD
(chain, hub, etc.), even if they are not turned ON.
• Insert the P2 card into the unit. (Page 25)
1
2
5
Only when the hard disk drive is not
formatted:
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select FORMAT (HDD) and
press it again.
Then push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select YES and press it again.
Formatting now starts. (Formatting is
completed in about 2 to 3 seconds.)
COPY TO HDD
FORMAT (HDD)
First turn on the power of the HDD (1394.
a SBP2 supported) to be connected, and
connect it using the 1394 cable. Then turn
the unit’s POWER switch to ON.
Select 1394 HOST for PC MODE on the
setting menu OTHER FUNCTIONS screen,
and press the Operation lever.
• For menu operations (Page 95)
PROPERTY
SETUP
6
When formatting is complete:
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select COPY TO HDD and press
it again.
OTHER FUNCTIONS
USER FILE
REMOTE
1394 CONTROL
1394 CMD SEL
PC MODE
ACCESS LED
REC LAMP
BEEP SOUND
COPY TO HDD
––––
1
OFF
REC_P
USB DEVICE
1394DEVICE
1394 HOST
OFF
FORMAT (HDD)
PROPERTY
SETUP
• Data is copied onto the HDD on a card by
card basis.
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
3
Press the MENU button twice to release the
menu mode.
7
MENU
4
Press the mode button to light up the MCR
lamp, and then hold the button down for 2
or more seconds.
The PC lamp now lights, and PC mode is
established.
COPY TO HDD
FORMAT (HDD)
CAM
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PC
SLOT1
PROPERTY
SLOT2
SURE?
SETUP
EXIT
YES
NO
MCR
MODE
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select a card slot and press it
again.
Then push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to select YES and press it again.
Copying now starts.
• You can carry out copying up to 15 times to
one HDD.
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When copying is complete:
Switch OFF the camera.
• You cannot cancel the 1394 HOST mode
even if you press the operation mode button
for more than 2 seconds.
To check the HDD status
The color of indicates the HDD status, as
below.
White: HDD is connected and can be used.
Black: HDD is not connected.
Red: Copy cannot be made to the HDD since it is
incorrectly formatted, etc.
• When the color is red, correctly format the HDD
at step 5 before copying data onto it.
To check the data copied into the hard disk
drive
After completing step 4 on the previous page, push
the Operation lever in the e or r direction to select
PROPERTY and press it again.
The contents of the hard disk drive are displayed.
• To view detailed hard disk data, push the
Operation lever in the e or r direction to select
an item and press it again.
To verify the data when copying it into the hard
disk drive
After completing step 4 on the previous page, push
the Operation lever in the e or r direction to select
YES for the VERIFY option under SETUP.
• Copying to the P2 card is completed, even if you
interrupt processing during verification.
• You cannot copy data from the hard disk drive
to a P2 card.
• Use a hard disk drive under the following
conditions.
• Power is supplied from a source other than
the 1394 bus. (It is not supplied from the
unit.)
• You may format the hard disk drive for
usage by the unit.
• Use the hard disk drive within the
guaranteed operating range (humidity and
other environmental conditions).
• Do not place the hard disk drive in an
unstable locations or locations subjected to
vibrations.
• Some HDD may not operate correctly.
• During formatting or copying, do not remove
any cables, eject the P2 card, or turn off the
power for the unit or hard disk drive. The
power will need to be turned on again.
• No guarantees are made for operation if the
1394 HOST mode is established without
first connecting the HDD (1394.a SBP2
supported) and then the HDD is connected. In
this case, turn off the power, and then release
the 1394 HOST mode.
• The hard disk drive is an extremely
highprecision device. Therefore, it is
highly possible that data cannot be read in
certain operating environments.
• Please note that our company will not be
liable for any data losses due to hard disk
drive failure or other faults, or any other
direct or indirect damage related to these
problems.
• If you rewrite the contents of the HDD
used to carry out copying from the camera
to another PC, the subsequent operation
in the camera and the data in the HDD
cannot be guaranteed.
Editing
ENGLISH
• It is recommended that you first restore any
defective clips contained in the P2 card before
copying the data.
• In order to avoid the occurrence of trouble in
copying, formatting or other operations, it is
recommended that you perform these operations
after ensuring that power supply has stabilized.
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Copying from P2 cards to the hard disk drive (1394 HOST mode) (continued)
Warnings
HDD CAPACITY FULL!
There is not enough free memory on the HDD.
TOO MANY PARTITIONS!
There are too many partitions.*1
HDD DISCONNECTED!
The HDD has been disconnected.
CANNOT FORMAT!
Initializing cannot be performed.
TOO MANY TARGETS!
There are too many 1394 connection
destinations.
CANNOT ACCESS TARGET!
The connection destination cannot be accessed.
CANNOT ACCESS CARD!
The card cannot be accessed.
MISMATCH COMPONENT!
There is a mismatch with the connection
destination.
UNKNOWN DEVICE CONNECTED!
A device other than an HDD has been connected.
P2 CARD IS UNFORMATTED!
The P2 card is still unformatted.
CARD IS EMPTY! CANNOT COPY!
There is no data on the P2 card and so it cannot
be copied.
VERIFICATION FAILED!
A mismatch was discovered by verification.
TURN POWER OFF!
Turn off the power.
CANNOT RECOGNIZE HDD!
HDD recognition failed.
*1 Data can be copied to up to fifteen P2 cards.
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ENGLISH
Dubbing
You can perform dubbing with a high image quality
by means of digital signals by using a 1394 cable
to connect this unit to a digital video unit equipped
with a 1394 connector.
1
2
Connect the digital video equipment to this
unit. (Page 80)
Press the unit’s mode button to switch to
the MCR mode.
CAM
MCR
MODE
PC
• Cancel the thumbnail screen when in MCR
mode.
• Set up the connected equipment for playback
or recording.
• When performing digital dubbing with a
second camera-recorder or other device, a
recording cannot be made unless the signal
formats at the output side and input side are
identical.
• When using with the 720P/25PN
(720P/24PN and 720P/30PN) settings, digital
output in MCR mode only is performed.
Digital input is not possible.
Start playing back in the player.
Start recording in the recorder.
• If you are using this unit as the recorder,
press the two REC buttons (ZEBRA and
OIS) at the same time. On the remote control
unit, press the PLAY button while holding
down the REC button.
OFF
INPUT2
AUDIO
COUNTER
RESET/TC SET
OFF
MIC POWER+48V
ZEBRA
REC
OIS
COUNTER RESET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
LCD
EVF DTL
REC
PLAY
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
Ð VOL +
3
4
• The DV format is converted into 48K/2CH or
4CH. In the case of 1080i and 720P, channels
1 to 4 are recorded directly, and channels 5 to
8 are not recorded.
• If you have set 1394 TC REGEN or 1394
UB REGEN to on in the recording unit’s
menus you can copy the time code and
user information from the playback source.
(Page 106)
Do not start recording until you can see
the images on the recording unit’s screen.
Time code and user information may not
be correctly recorded if you start recording
before the images are received.
Analog output
You can record images you have shot on this unit
to an S-VHS (VHS) tape in a video deck.
1
2
Connect the video recording device to the
unit. (Page 81)
Press the mode button to switch to the
MCR mode.
CAM
MCR
MODE
3
4
PC
Editing
Digital input/output
Set the unit to playback.
Start the recording by operating the video
recording device.
When video recording is completed, stop the video
recording device.
To stop playback, push the Operation lever to the
g (stop) direction.
FF/
WFM
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
Camera or Remote control
5
6
Stop recording in the recorder.
• If the unit is used as the recorder, push the
Operation lever to the g (stop) direction.
Stop playback on the other unit.
• If the unit is used as the player, push the
Operation lever to the g (stop) direction.
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Screen displays
Regular displays
For details on the safety zone, refer to 38.
36
1
2
3
4
5
6
8 7
9
1011
12
13
14
15
35 34 33
TC 12 : 34 : 56 : 00 1 2 106
I – PAUSE
REMOTE A
32
min
USER - 1
HD1080i
60
1394 TC
SQU
ALC
D10X
P 3.2 K
1 8 dB
LOW LIGHT
ND 1/64
TEXT MEMO
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60 : 24P 1 / 123. 4 SPOT MF23 . 5 ft
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16
17 18 19
1 Time code displays
Each time you press the COUNTER button, the
display switches over to the following data (or
no indication).
COUNTER: ( CAM mode only)
Counter value
CLIP COUNTER: ( CAM mode only)
Counter value in memory stop mode
The CLIP COUNTER appears when CLIP is
selected under REC COUNTER in the setup
menu DISPLAY SETUP screen.
TC:
Time code value. When the time code value
could not be read correctly from the P2 card,
[TC*] is displayed.
When it acts in drop frame mode, the colon
between seconds and frames become “.”.
tc: (Only in 59.94 Hz FILM CAM mode)
Time code value. (During FILM CAM mode,
the frame digits are displayed in 24 frames)
When the time code value could not be read
correctly from the P2 card, [tc*] is displayed.
When it acts in drop frame mode, the colon
between seconds and frames become “.”.
UB:
User information
When user information could not be read
correctly from the P2 card, [UB*] is displayed.
FR:
Frame rate information for recording
FR 50I: 50i interlace mode (50 fields/sec.)
FR 50P: 50P progressive mode
(50 frames/sec.)
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31
30
1394
VOLUME [ _ ]
28
26
24
22
20
29
27
25
23
21
[+]
37
FR 25P:
25P progressive mode
(25 frames/sec.)
FR 60I: 60i interlace mode (60 fields/sec.)
FR 60P: 60P progressive mode
(60 frames/sec.)
FR 30P: 30P progressive mode
(30 frames/sec.)
FR 24P: 24P progressive mode
(24 frames/sec.)
FR 24PA: 24P advanced mode (24 frames/
sec.)
When in FR24P and FR 24PA mode,
the sequence information of the frame
conversion at the final place.
2 Warnings
REMOTE:
Blinks when the wrong equipment setting is
selected on the remote control unit.
P2 :
Blinks when a P2 card has not been
inserted, or when the camera is in a writeprotected state.
P2 FULL:
Blinks when there is no remaining capacity in
the P2 card.
P2 LACK:
Blinks in the loop rec mode when the
remaining capacity of the P2 card is
insufficient.
:
Lights when the internal battery for the
calendar has run out. (Page 60)
ENGLISH
4 Backup unit displays
The status of the backup unit connected to the
1394 connector is displayed here.
Nothing is displayed if in the setup menus,
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen, 1394
CONTROL, you have selected “OFF”.
1394 *: Recording
1394 h: Recording standby
1394
: The backup unit cannot be controlled.
1394 : The backup unit is not connected.
1394- -: The backup unit is connected but is
in a mode other than recording or
recording standby.
5 Recording format and system frequency
(P2 card) (Page 105) display
6 1394TC display
Appears when the 1394 IN PRESET option on
the setting menu RECORDING SETUP screen
is ON. (This appears in the MCR mode.)
7 Information display
Following information is displayed depending
on the situation.
• Performance of the auto white balance or the
auto black balance
• Warning (Page 92)
• The functions allocated to the USER buttons
are displayed while you hold down the DISP/
MODE CHK button.
C TEMP**: Appears when the WHITE BAL
switch position is changed, the
power is turned on, and COLOR
TEMP Ach/COLOR TEMP Bch are
set to a value other than 0 on the
setting menu SCENE FILE screen
while in the auto white balance
adjustment.
11 Focus bar
The focus bar appears when FOCUS BAR is
set to ON in the setup menu DISPLAY SETUP
screen.
The focus bar extends to the right when the
image is in focus.
12 Marker luminance display
When markers are displayed, the brightness
level around the center of the screen is
indicated as 0% to 99%. “99%” appears if the
percentage is over 99.
13 Time stamp recording display
The time stamp recording appears when
TIME STAMP is set to ON on the setting menu
RECORDING SETUP screen.
14 Calendar
Month:
JAN (January), FEB (February), MAR (March),
APR (April), MAY (May), JUN (June), JUL
(July), AUG (August), SEP (September), OCT
(October), NOV (November), DEC (December)
Day of the month
Year: 2000 - 2030
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
mmm dd yyyy hh:mm:ss
8 Squeeze information
Appears when in the setup menus, CAMERA
SETUP screen, ASPECT CONV, you have
selected “SQUEEZE” (Page 101) or when
playing back images recorded in the squeeze
mode.
15 Recording/playback frame rate display
Apart from the case of 720/25PN (720/30PN
and 720/24PN), only the recording frame rate
is displayed.
9 Mic level auto control
Appears when in the setup menus,
RECORDING SETUP screen, MIC ALC, you
have selected “ON”.
17 Audio level meter (Page 53)
10 AWB error
LOWLIGHT: Appears when the brightness
level adjusted by the auto white
balance is too low.
Displays
3 AUTO/MANUAL switch operation display
This display appears if a function which has
been set on the setting menu AUTO SW
screen is operating when the AUTO/MANUAL
switch has been pressed.
16 Shutter speed
The shutter speed is displayed here.
18 Auto iris control displays
STD: Standard auto-iris control
SPOT: Auto iris control for spotlight
BACK: A
uto iris control for backlight
compensation
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Screen displays (continued)
19 IRIS display
In CAM mode, displays the F value during
shooting.
Only in the 576i (480i) DV format, the F value
during shooting is also displayed during
playback when ON was selected under
CAMERA DATA of the setting menu DISPLAY
SETUP screen.
20 Zoom position display
The zoom poison is displayed with Z00
(maximum wide-angle) - Z99 (maximum zoom).
The unit can be switched to mm in the
ZOOM•FOCUS option of the setting menu
DISPLAY SETUP screen.
21 Focus control display
Displays the focus control information with
99-00.
In the auto focus mode, AF appears. In the
manual focus mode, MF appears, and when
MF ASSIST is set to ON on the setting menu
SW MODE screen, MA appears. When the
display is set to macro control, the black and
white of AF or MF are displayed in reverse.
95 (Distance to the subject: infinity)
:
00 (Distance to the subject: approx. 5 cm)
Depending on the zoom position, the macro
range may not be enabled. Also, depending
on the zoom position, the lower limit value of
macro range may be different.
The units can be switched between feet and
m in the ZOOM•FOCUS option of the setting
menu DISPLAY SETUP screen.
22 TEXT MEMO and SHOT MARK display
This display lights when the USER button to
which the TEXT MEMO function has already
been allocated is pressed while recording or
playback and the text memo is recorded.
• MARK ON appears when the USER button to
which the SHOT MARK function has already
been allocated is pressed while recording
and a shot mark is added to the clip being
recorded. Pressing the USER button again
deletes the shot mark, and MARK OFF
appears.
• INVALID appears when text memo could not
be recorded, or when a shot mark could not
be added or deleted.
23 Recommended ND filter
The recommended ND filter under the current
shooting conditions is displayed here.
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24 ND filter display
ND filter selected is displayed.
25 Gain display
In CAM mode, displays the gain value of the
image amplifier configured. (During the auto
mode, AGC is displayed.)
Only in the 576i (480i) DV format, the gain
value during shooting is also displayed during
playback when ON was selected under
CAMERA DATA of the setting menu DISPLAY
SETUP screen.
26 AWB operation display
The white balance operation is indicated here.
27 AWB information display
Displays the information of white balance.
ATW: When ATW is set
P3.2K/P5.6K: In the case of preset
Ach/Bch: In the case of A/B
LOCK: When ATW is locked
28 Digital zoom display
Shows the digital zoom ratio.
D 2X: 2x
D 5X: 5x
D 10X: 10x
29 Displays marker
During shooting, pressing the ZEBRA button
once or twice will display the marker.
30 Optical Image Stabilizer ( ) display
In CAM mode,
appears when images were
shot in the optical image stabilization mode.
Only in the 576i (480i) DV format,
also
appears in playback mode when ON was
selected under CAMERA DATA of the setting
menu DISPLAY SETUP screen and images
were shot in the optical image stabilization
mode.
31 Scene file name display (in CAM mode)
(Page 54)
32 Remaining battery charge
As the remaining battery charge drops, the
display changes as follows:




When the battery has completely discharged,
( ) blinks.
(When the AC adapter is being used, a display
other than
may appear: this is not a sign
of malfunctioning.)
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34 Operational state display
REC: Recording
PAUSE: Recording pause
: Play pause
: Play
( ): Fast-forward/Fast-forward play
(Rewind/Fast-backward play)
( ): Slow play (Reverse slow play)
CHK: Rec check
( ): Cue (reverse cue)
( ): Frame-by-frame (Reverse Frameby-frame)
× /× (× /× ): Variable-speed search
(Reverse variable-speed search)
35 Media information display
The card slot where the P2 card was inserted
and the basic information of the media are
displayed here.
1 2 lights: P2 card on which data can be
recorded.
1 2 lights green: P2 card on which data is to
be recorded.
1 2 flashes: Card recognition underway.
- - : No card inserted.
P: Write-protected
F: Full memory
X: Cannot recognize
E: Card with format error (becomes normal if
formatted)
36 Special recording display
This display appears when the REC
FUNCTION option of the setting menu
RECORDING SETUP screen is set to
INTERVAL, ONE SHOT or LOOP, and when
PRE REC is set to ON.
37 Monitor sound volume level meter
When you press the PAGE/AUDIO MON/
VAR button, the sound volume output from
the builtin speaker and headphone jack is
displayed.
38 Safety zone
The range of the zone is indicated by the
SAFETY ZONE item (Page 109) on the
DISPLAY SETUP screen.
4:3: This indicates the position which is
cropped to 4:3.
13:9: This indicates the position which is
cropped to 13:9.
14:9: This indicates the position which is
cropped to 14:9.
90%: This indicates the range (90%) in which
signals can be displayed by an ordinary
homeuse TV set.
Displays
33 Media remaining memory display
Displays the remaining time.
• In P2 CARD REMAIN on the setting menu
DISPLAY SETUP screen, select TOTAL to
display total remaining time for all inserted
cards or ONE-CARD (highlighted) to display
the time remaining only on the card selected
for recording. During MODE CHECK, it is
possible to confirm the remaining time for the
setting not selected in the menu.
• No indication is made while the remaining
time is being calculated.
• An ongoing loop recording is indicated as
“LOOP” and in MODE CHECK, the standard
recording time appears after loop recording
ends.
• The remaining time indication starts to flash
when a total of less than 2 minutes remains.
• The remaining time is indicated in 1 minute
increments between 0 to 999 minutes.
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Screen displays (continued)
Warnings
COPY INHIBITED
Can not record correctly because of the input
signal copy-guarded.
EXTERNAL1394 DISCONNECT
When the 1394 CONTROL item of the OTHER
FUNCTIONS screen of the Setup menu is set to
EXT and recording without connecting external
units with 1394 terminal, this display appears.
INCOMPATIBLE CARD
The card cannot be used since it does not
comply with the specified standard.
RUN DOWN CARD
The maximum number of overwrites on the P2
card has been exceeded.
Operation continues. However, recording
or playback may not operate correctly. It is
recommended that you replace the P2 card with
another one.
DIR ENTRY NG CARD
The directory structure on the P2 card is not
supported.
Operation continues. However, recording or
playback may not operate correctly.
The P2 card cannot be used for the special
recording functions (interval recording, one-shot
recording, and loop recording).
Back up data on the P2 card as soon as possible,
and format the card before using it again.
FORMAT ERR !
This card is not compliant with the P2 standard.
LOW BATTERY
No operations can be performed since the
battery charge is low.
<Thumbnail operations>
CANNOT ACCESS
Cannot access clips.
CANNOT DELETE
Cannot delete clips.
CANNOT FORMAT
Cannot format P2 cards or SD memory cards.
CANNOT REPAIR
Cannot repair clips.
CARD FULL
The P2 card does not have enough free space
for recording.
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WRITE PROTECTED
The P2 card or SD memory card is
writeprotected.
NO CARD
A P2 card or SD memory card has not been
inserted.
NO FILE
There are no files (version upgrade files, etc.).
Errors
These are displayed when an error occurs in the
unit, P2 card, or other component. If the problem
is not fixed by turning the power off and then on
again, either replace the card based on the error
information, or consult with your dealer as to which
one is to be purchased.
CANNOT PLAY
This is displayed when trouble has occurred
during playback.
CARD ERR (1) (2) (1/2)
(Trouble has occurred in the P2 card found in the
slot indicated by the number.)
CLIP ERROR (clip trouble)
UPDATING (clip recording)
ERROR (other type of trouble)
SYSTEM ERROR
This is displayed when trouble has occurred in
the system. Switch ON the power again.
P2 MICON ERROR (no P2 microcomputer
response)
P2 CONTROL ERROR (trouble in P2 control)
REC RAM OVERFLOW (recording RAM
overflow)
TURN POWER OFF
This display appears when an abnormality occurs
as a result of the card being pulled out while data
is being accessed.
REC WARNING
This is displayed when trouble has occurred
during recording. Carry out recording once again.
If the warning persists, consult your dealer.
CARD ERR (1) (2) (1/2)
(Trouble has occurred in the P2 card found in the
slot indicated by the number.)
• If the warning continues, turn off the power.
• If the warning appears even when recording is
carried out again, replace the card with another
one.
ERROR (other type of trouble)
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Displays
WARNING
When trouble occurs with camera systems,
WARNING is displayed.
FOCUS LOCK (Abnormal focus operation)
PSD NG (Abnormal vibration detected)
GYRO NG (Abnormal Optical Image Stabilizer
control)
1394
This is displayed when trouble has occurred in
the 1394 connections or signals.
1394 INITIAL ERROR (connection error)
1394 INPUT ERROR (input error)
1394 INPUT ERROR (OTHER FORMAT) (wrong
input format)
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Screen displays (continued)
Setting the DISPLAY items
Display the following items on the viewfinder and LCD monitor screen by pressing the DISP/MODE CHK
button or by configuring OTHER DISPLAY of the DISPLAY SETUP screen of the setup menus. (Page 110)
MODE
CHECK
DISPLAY
1 Time code display
ü
3 AUTO/MANUAL switch operation display
Displays
OTHER DISPLAY settings
ALL
PARTIAL
OFF
—
—
—
—
ü
ü
ü
ü
x
5 Recording format
ü
ü
ü
x
x
7 Information display
ü
—
x
x
x
8 Squeeze information display
ü
ü
ü
ü
x
9 Microphone level auto-control display
ü
ü
ü
x
x
11 Focus bar display
—
—
—
—
—
13 Time stamp display
ü
ü*4
—
—
—
14 Calendar display
ü
ü*4
—
—
—
15 Recording/playback frame rate display
ü
ü
ü*1
x
x
16 Shutter speed display
ü
ü
ü
ü
x
17 Audio level meter display
ü
ü
—
—
—
18 Auto-IRIS control display
ü
ü
ü
ü
x
19 IRIS display
ü
ü
ü
ü
x
20 Zoom position display
ü
ü
—
—
—
21 Focus control display
ü
ü
—
—
—
23 Recommended ND filter display
ü
ü
ü
ü
x
24 ND filter display
ü
ü
ü
x
x
25 Gain display
ü
ü
ü
ü*2
x
27 AWB information display
ü
ü
ü
ü*3
x
28 Digital zoom display
ü
ü
—
—
—
30 Optical Image Stabilizer display
ü
ü
ü
ü
x
31 Scene file name
ü
ü
ü
x
x
32 Remaining battery display
ü
ü
—
—
—
33 Media remaining memory display
ü
ü
—
—
—
38 Safety zone display
—
—
—
—
—
ü: Displayed
x: Not displayed
—: Displayed depending on other settings
The item in ü in the MODE CHECK space appears when you press and hold the DISP/MODE CHK button.
The item in ü in the DISPLAY space disappears when you press the DISP/MODE CHK button.
*1 Not displayed when FRAME RATE is set to 50i (60i).
*2 0 dB is not displayed.
*3 Only preset 3.2K and 5.6K are displayed.
*4 When both the “13 Time stamp display” and “14 Calendar display” are activated, the displays cannot be
turned off by pressing the DISP/MODE CHK button.
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ENGLISH
Using the setup menus
Use the setup menus to change the settings to
suit the scenes you are shooting or what you are
recording.
MENU button
Operation lever
MENU
THUMBNAIL
PUSH-SET
2
3
PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to move the highlight to the
setting you want.
Press the Operation lever (or push it in the
q direction) to display the items.
Example:
AUTO SW
A.IRIS
AGC
ATW
AF
ON
6dB
ON
ON
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
4
Using the menus
AUTO SW
A.IRIS
AGC
ATW
AF
• If the thumbnail menu is displayed, press the
THUMBNAIL button to release the display.
(Page 67)
• The menu items indicated in the blue
characters cannot be used.
When the unit is in other than playback or
recording mode, press the MENU button.
The following is displayed on the viewfinder
and LCD screen.
CAM mode (Example)
ON
6dB
ON
ON
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
5
Press the Operation lever to confirm the
setting.
To change a value, push the Operation lever in
the e or r direction to change as necessary.
Example:
AUTO SW
CAMERA MENU
A.IRIS
AGC
ATW
AF
1 . SCENE FILE
2 . CAMERA SETUP
3 . SW MODE
4 . AUTO SW
5 . RECORDING SETUP
6 . AV IN/OUT SETUP
7 . DISPLAY SETUP
8 . CARD FUNCTIONS
6dB
12dB
OFF
ON
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
PUSH MENU TO EXIT
MCR mode (Example)
6
MCR MENU
1 . RECORDING SETUP
2 . PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
3 . AV IN/OUT SETUP
4 . DISPLAY SETUP
5 . OTHER FUNCTIONS
PUSH MENU TO EXIT
7
To change other settings, repeat steps 4
and 5.
When you finish, press the MENU button to
return to the function screen.
Menu
1
Push the Operation lever in the e or r
direction to move to the setting you want.
Example:
To change other functions, repeat steps 2
to 5.
When you exit the menu mode, press the
MENU button again to return to the normal
screen.
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Using the setup menus (continued)
Initializing the menu settings
The menu settings contain both the user file
settings and the scene file settings. You can
initialize them separately.
To initialize the user file (i.e. all the settings
other than the scene file settings)
Select INITIAL in USER FILE of the OTHER
FUNCTIONS screen. The current menu settings of
user file will return to the factory settings.
To initialize the scene file
From the 6 scene files, select the one you want to
initialize with the scene dial. Then in the SCENE
FILE screen, LOAD/SAVE/INIT, select INITIAL.
The settings for only the selected scene file are
returned to the factory settings.
• This does not effect the other scene files.
To simultaneously initialize the user file and the
scene files
Select YES under MENU INIT on the OTHER
FUNCTIONS screen. This returns the user file and
the 6 scene files to their factory settings.
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ENGLISH
Setup menu structure
CAM (camera) mode menu
CAMERA SETUP
(Page 101)
ASPECT CONV
SETUP*
SW MODE
(Pages 102 - 104)
AUTO SW
(Pages 104 - 105)
A.IRIS
AGC
ATW
AF
RECORDING SETUP
(Pages 105 - 108)
AV IN/OUT SETUP
(Pages 108 - 109)
CMPNT/SDI SEL
SDI OUT
SDI METADATA
SDI EDH
DOWNCON MODE
HP MODE
TEST TONE
INT MIC
DISPLAY SETUP
(Pages 109 - 111)
CARD FUNCTIONS
(Page 111)
SCENE FILE
USER FILE
SD CARD FORMAT
OTHER FUNCTIONS
(Pages 111 - 113)
OPTION MENU
(Page 114)
MID GAIN
HIGH GAIN
ATW
HANDLE ZOOM
IRIS DIAL
USER1
USER2
USER3
FOCUS ASSIST
MF ASSIST
WFM
LCD
REC FORMAT
576i (480i) REC MODE
REC FUNCTION
ONE SHOT TIME
INTERVAL TIME
PREREC MODE
MIC ALC
MIC GAIN 1
MIC GAIN 2
25M REC CH SEL
TC MODE*
TCG
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
TIME STAMP
USER FILE
REMOTE
1394 CONTROL
1394 CMD SEL
PC MODE
ACCESS LED
REC LAMP
BEEP SOUND
CLOCK SET
TIME ZONE
POWER SAVE
SYSTEM FREQ
MENU INIT
OPERATION
LOAD/SAVE/INIT
OPERATION TYPE
FRAME RATE
SYNCRO SCAN
DETAIL LEVEL
V DETAIL LEVEL
DETAIL CORING
CHROMA LEVEL
CHROMA PHASE
COLOR TEMP Ach
COLOR TEMP Bch
MASTER PED
A.IRIS LEVEL
DRS
GAMMA
KNEE
MATRIX
SKIN TONE DTL
V DETAIL FREQ
NAME EDIT
ZEBRA DETECT 1
ZEBRA DETECT 2
MARKER
SAFETY ZONE
FOCUS BAR
VIDEO OUT OSD
DATE/TIME
LEVEL METER
ZOOM·FOCUS
CARD/BATT
P2CARD REMAIN
OTHER DISPLAY
LCD BACKLIGHT
LCD SET
EVF SET
SELF SHOOT
DISPLAY ASPECT
EVF COLOR
REC COUNTER
Menu
CAMERA MENU
SCENE FILE
(Pages 99 - 101)
1394 STATUS
1394 CONFIG
* Only when set to 59.94 Hz
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Setup menu structure (continued)
MCR (playback) mode menu
MCR MENU
RECORDING SETUP
(Pages 105 - 108)
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
(Page 108)
AUDIO OUT
AV IN/OUT SETUP
(Pages 108 - 109)
CMPNT/SDI SEL
SDI OUT
SDI METADATA
SDI EDH
DOWNCON MODE
DISPLAY SETUP
(Pages 109 - 111)
OTHER FUNCTIONS
(Pages 111 - 113)
USER FILE
REMOTE
PC MODE
ACCESS LED
CLOCK SET
TIME ZONE
SYSTEM FREQ
MENU INIT
OPERATION
OPTION MENU
(Page 114)
1394 STATUS
1394 CONFIG
* Only when set to 59.94 Hz
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MCR FORMAT
576i (480i) MCR MODE
1394 TC REGEN
TC MODE*
TCG
TC PRESET
1394 UB REGEN
UB MODE
UB PRESET
1394 IN PRESET
VIDEO OUT OSD
DATE/TIME
LEVEL METER
CARD/BATT
P2CARD REMAIN
OTHER DISPLAY
CAMERA DATA
LCD BACKLIGHT
LCD SET
EVF SET
DISPLAY ASPECT
EVF COLOR
ENGLISH
Setup menu list
SCENE FILE screen
OPERATION TYPE
(Camera)
FRAME RATE
(Camera)
SYNCRO SCAN
(Camera)
DETAIL LEVEL
(Camera)
V DETAIL LEVEL
(Camera)
DETAIL CORING
(Camera)
CHROMA LEVEL
(Camera)
CHROMA PHASE
(Camera)
COLOR TEMP Ach
(Camera)
Description of settings
LOAD:
Loads the scene file settings saved using SAVE.
SAVE:
Saves the changed scene file settings.
INITIAL:
The settings of the scene file selected with the scene file dial are
returned to the factory settings.
Switches the shutter and frame rate operation to the video type or film
type.
VIDEO CAM: SYNCRO SCAN is displayed using 1/n units.
FILM CAM: SYNCRO SCAN is displayed as an angle.
Selects the shooting interval and exposure time when 720P and FILM
CAM is selected. The DEFAULT value is dependent on the frame rate
of the recording format.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
DEFAULT, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37,
42, 45, 48, 50 FRAME
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
DEFAULT, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40,
44, 48, 54, 60 FRAME
Adjusts the synchro scan shutter speed used for shooting images on a
TV screen, etc.
Pushing the Operation lever the e or r direction and holding it down
will cause the values to change at a faster rate.
When VIDEO CAM is selected as the OPERATION TYPE option
setting:
• 50P/50i:
1/50.0...1/248.9
• 25P/25PN:
1/25.0...1/48.0...1/248.9
• 60P/60i:
1/60.0...1/249.8
• 30P/30PN:
1/30.0...1/48.0...1/249.8
• 24P/24PA/24PN:
1/24.0...1/48.0...1/249.8
When FILM CAM is selected as the OPERATION TYPE option setting:
The shutter speed is displayed as an angle such as “180.0 d.”
10.0 deg...180.0 deg...360.0 deg (the angle can be changed in
increments of 0.5 degrees)
Adjusts the level of the image outline correction (in the horizontal and
vertical directions).
-7...0...+7
Adjusts the level of outline correction in the vertical direction.
-7...0...+7
Adjusts the level of noise reduction of the detail signal.
-7...0...+7
Set to – for a clearer image. Noise increases slightly.
Set to + to reduce noise.
Adjusts the chroma level.
-7...0...+7
Makes fine adjustments to the chroma phase.
-7...0...+7
Makes fine adjustments to the color temperature (after white balance
Ach adjustment).
-7...0...+7
Menu
LOAD/SAVE/INIT
Display
mode
(Camera)
Item
E-99
Setup menu list (continued)
SCENE FILE screen (continued)
COLOR TEMP Bch
Display
mode
(Camera)
MASTER PED
(Camera)
A.IRIS LEVEL
(Camera)
DRS
(Camera)
GAMMA
(Camera)
KNEE
(Camera)
Item
E-100
Description of settings
Makes fine adjustments to the color temperature (after white balance
Bch adjustment).
-7...0...+7
Adjusts the master pedestal (black level of the image) as the basis for
images.
-100...0...+100
Sets the desired AUTO IRIS level.
-10...0...+10
Selects the DRS (Dynamic Range Stretcher) function.
This function compresses the video signal level to extend the dynamic
range making it possible to correctly render highlight areas without
overexposure and loss of detail that would otherwise occur.
OFF, 1, 2, 3
• Larger values indicate a higher compression level of highlight areas.
• Only effective in 50i (60i) and 50P (60P) VIDEO CAM.
• In slow shutter mode, the options are shown in blue and you cannot
make selection.
Selects gamma curve.
HD NORM:
This gamma setting is suitable for HD shooting.
LOW:
LOW: Makes a mellow image using the gamma curve which has a
gentle incline in low-brightness curve. The contrast sharpens.
SD NORM:
This is the normal video setting, carried over from the DVX100 series.
HIGH:
Expands the tone of dark parts and makes a brighter image using the
gamma curve which has a sharp incline in low-brightness curve. The
contrast softens.
B.PRESS:
Makes the contrast shaper than LOW.
CINE-LIKE_D:
Makes a cinema-like image.
CINE-LIKE_V:
Makes a cinema-like image with emphasized contrast.
When you select CINE-LIKE gamma, we recommend to set the lens
aperture lower than normal image level (approximately 1/2) to enjoy the
full benefit of the function.
To avoid overexposure, select the compression level (knee point) of the
high intensity video signals received through CCD.
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%.)
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SCENE FILE screen (continued)
MATRIX
Display
mode
(Camera)
SKIN TONE DTL
(Camera)
V DETAIL FREQ
(Camera)
NAME EDIT
(Camera)
Item
Description of settings
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 light indoors.
CINE-LIKE:
Suitable for cinema-like image.
Sets the skin tone details. Select ON to reduce the skin tone details
and soften the skin tone.
ON, OFF
Sets the vertical detail for shooting in 576i (480i) progressive mode.
THIN: Makes the detail thin.
MID: Makes the detail slightly thicker.
THICK: Makes the detail thicker.
When images were shot in the progressive mode in which the vertical
detail is set as “THIN” or “MID” and are played on a monitoring
television (50i (60i) interlace), you will see flickers caused on horizontal
lines and almost horizontal oblique lines. When playing back images
in the progressive mode or when editing images or performing other
postprocessing, images with a higher resolution will be obtained with
the THIN or MID setting than with the THICK setting.
Edits the name of the selected scene file you have selected with the
scene file dial.
CAMERA SETUP screen
ASPECT CONV
SETUP
(Only when set to
59.94 Hz)
Display
mode
(Camera)
(Camera)
Description of settings
elects the aspect ratio of the image you record in 576i (480i) format.
This item cannot be selected when the 1080i or 720P recording format
is used. (Page 42)
SIDE CROP: Crops the right and left edges of the image.
LETTER BOX: Adds black bands at the top and bottom of the image.
SQUEEZE: Squeezes the image horizontally.
Switch the setup level of video signals in 480i format using a P2 card.
0%:
Setup is switched to 0% for both the camera output and the recording.
7.5%A:
Setup is switched to 7.5% for the camera output and 0% for the
recording.
___indicates the factory setting.
Menu
Item
E-101
Setup menu list (continued)
SW MODE screen
MID GAIN
Display
mode
(Camera)
HIGH GAIN
(Camera)
ATW
(Camera)
HANDLE ZOOM
(Camera)
IRIS DIAL
(Camera)
Item
E-102
Description of settings
Sets the gain value assigned to the M position of the GAIN switch.
0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB
Sets the gain value assigned to the H position of the GAIN switch.
0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB
Sets the operation of the ATW (Auto Tracking White Balance) function
assigned to the WHITE BAL switch. When the ATW function is set to
the AUTO/MANUAL switch or USER button, the 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.
Sets the zoom speed assigned to each setting position of the HANDLE
ZOOM switch.
L/OFF/H:
Sets LOW (low speed)/OFF/HIGH (high speed) to the 1/2/3 position.
(Zoom is disabled when set to OFF.)
L/M/H:
Sets LOW (low speed)/MID (medium speed)/HIGH (high speed) to the
1/2/3 position.
L/OFF/M:
Sets LOW (low speed)/OFF/MID (medium speed) to the 1/2/3 position.
(Zoom is disabled when set to OFF.)
Sets the rotation direction and the aperture control of the IRIS dial. (In
MANUAL IRIS mode)
DOWN OPEN:
The iris opens when the IRIS dial is turned downward.
UP OPEN:
The iris opens when the IRIS dial is turned upward.
___indicates the factory setting.
ENGLISH
SW MODE screen (continued)
USER2
(Camera)
USER3
(Camera)
Description of settings
Selects the function assigned to the USER1 button.
REC CHECK:
Performs Rec Check.
SPOTLIGHT:
Auto iris control for the spotlight ON/OFF.
BACKLIGHT:
Auto iris control for the backlight compensation. (Page 43)
BLACKFADE:
Blackfade (Page 43)
WHITEFADE:
Whitefade (Page 43)
ATW:
ATW function ON/OFF.
ATWLOCK:
Fixes the white balance value when the button is pressed during ATW.
Press again to perform ATW.
GAIN: 18dB
Press the button to set the gain value to 18 dB. This setting takes effect
with the 50i (60i) and 50P (60P) recording formats only. It is not valid
when the recording frame rate is less than 48 (54) fps or when the slow
shutter mode (1/12 (1/15)) is established.
• When the gain value is set to 18 dB or set from 18 dB to another
value, the image can be disordered for a moment.
• If the unit is being used in the MANUAL mode or AUTO mode, set the
AGC item on the AUTO SW screen of the setting menu to OFF to use
this function.
D.ZOOM:
Changes the ratio of the DIGITAL ZOOM function.
Each press of the button changes the ratio in the following order: OFF
(x1)  x2  x5  x10  OFF (x1). (Page 30)
TEXT MEMO:
Records text memos (with P2 cards) (Page 45)
SHOT MARK:
Shot mark recording (Page 45)
LVL METER:
Switches the display channels of the audio level meter. (When Ch1/Ch2
and Ch3/Ch4 are displayed)
LAST CLIP:
Deletes the last recorded clip. (Page 46)
PRE REC:
Turns the PRE REC function ON or OFF.
F.RATE+:
Changes the frame rate.
F.RATE-:
Changes the frame rate.
Selects the function assigned to the USER2 button.
The settings are the same as USER1 above.
BACKLIGHT
Selects the function assigned to the USER3 button.
The settings are the same as USER1 above.
TEXT MEMO
___indicates the factory setting.
Menu
USER1
Display
mode
(Camera)
Item
E-103
Setup menu list (continued)
SW MODE screen (continued)
FOCUS ASSIST
Display
mode
(Camera)
MF ASSIST
(Camera)
WFM
(Camera)
LCD
(Camera)
Item
Description of settings
Allocates a function to the FOCUS ASSIST button.
EXPANDED:
Magnifies the center portion of the image.
GRAPH:
Displays a frequency distribution graph at the top right in the viewfinder
and LCD monitor.
BOTH:
Magnifies the center portion of the image and displays a histogram.
Automatically sets the last focus during manual focusing.
ON:
Automatically sets the last focus.
• The focus may not be set correctly if the last focus differs
considerably from the manually set focus.
• You cannot operate using the remote control connected to the CAM
REMOTE jack.
OFF:
The focus is not adjusted automatically.
Switches the waveform display that appears when the WFM button is
pressed.
WAVE:
Displays a waveform.
VECTOR:
Opens a vector display.
WAVE/VECT:
Each press of the button, switches the settings in the following order:
OFF  WAVE (waveform)  VECTOR (vector)  OFF.
Allocates a function to the LCD button.
LCD REV:
Flips the LCD image vertically and horizontally.
OVERSCAN:
Switches between overscan and underscan of the LCD/viewfinder
image.
This button toggles between the overscan and underscan image at
each press.
LCD BL:
Switches the brightness of the LCD backlight.
• The brightness of the backlight set using LCD BL is retained when
functions assigned using the LCD button change.
AUTO SW screen
Item
A.IRIS
E-104
Display
mode
(Camera)
Description of settings
ON:
Performs the auto iris control in auto mode. The IRIS button is
deactivated.
OFF:
Deactivates the auto iris control in auto mode. This performs the iris
control selected with the IRIS button.
___indicates the factory setting.
ENGLISH
AUTO SW screen (continued)
AGC
Display
mode
(Camera)
ATW
(Camera)
AF
(Camera)
Item
Description of settings
Sets the Auto Gain Control when the ON is selected in A.IRIS.
6dB:
Performs the Auto Gain Control (max. 6 dB) in auto mode.
12dB:
Performs the Auto Gain Control (max. 12 dB) in auto mode.
OFF:
Does not perform the Auto Gain Control in auto mode. Initiates the
control of the gain selected by the GAIN switch.
ON:
Performs the ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) function in auto
mode. You cannot select ON/OFF of the ATW function with the WHITE
BAL switch or the USER button when this is selected. However, if
ATWLOCK is assigned to the USER button, you can set the white
balance value with the USER button.
OFF:
Does not perform the white balance function in auto mode. This
performs the white balance function selected with the WHITE BAL
switch.
ON:
Performs auto focusing in auto mode. You cannot use the FOCUS
switch and PUSH AUTO button when this is selected.
OFF:
Does not perform auto focusing in auto mode.This performs the
focusing selected with the FOCUS switch or PUSH AUTO button.
RECORDING SETUP screen
MCR FORMAT
(MCR)
576i (480i) REC MODE
(Camera)
576i (480i) MCR MODE
(MCR)
REC FUNCTION
(Camera)
ONE-SHOT TIME
(Camera)
INTERVAL TIME
(Camera)
PREREC MODE
(Camera)
Description of settings
Selects the recording format.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
1080i/ 50i, 1080i/25P, 720P/50P, 720P/25P, 720P/25PN, 576i/50i,
576i/25P
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
1080i/60i, 1080i/30P, 1080i/24P, 1080i/24PA, 720P/60P, 720P/30P,
720P/24P, 720P/30PN, 720P/24PN, 480i/60i, 480i/30P, 480i/24P,
480i/24PA
Selects playback or a 1394 input format.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz:
1080i/50i, 720P/50P, 720P/25PN, 576i/50i
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz:
1080i/60i, 720P/60P, 720P/30PN, 720P/24PN, 480i/60i
Select the recording mode for a 576i (480i) recording format.
DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DV
Selects format for playback or 1394 input in the 576i (480i) recording
format.
DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DV
Selects the special recording mode. (Pages 47 - 49)
NORMAL, INTERVAL, ONE SHOT, LOOP
Selects the one-shot recording time. (Page 48)
1F, 2F, 4F, 8F, 16F, 1s
Selects the interval time for interval recording. (Page 47)
2F, 4F, 8F, 16F, 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 1m, 5m, 10m
Sets PRE RECORDING to ON or OFF. (Page 47)
ON, OFF
___indicates the factory setting.
Menu
REC FORMAT
Display
mode
(Camera)
Item
E-105
Setup menu list (continued)
RECORDING SETUP screen (continued)
MIC ALC
Display
mode
(Camera)
MIC GAIN 1
(Camera)
MIC GAIN 2
(Camera)
25M REC CH SEL
(Camera)
1394 TC REGEN
(MCR)
TC MODE
(Only when set to
59.94 Hz)
(Camera)
(MCR)
TCG
(Camera)
(MCR)
TC PRESET
(Camera)
(MCR)
Item
E-106
Description of settings
Sets mic level auto control to ON or OFF. (Page 53)
ON, OFF
Set to ON to reduce distortion at high input levels.
This setting does not change the audio signal recording level. Use the
AUDIO control knob to adjust the audio signal recording level.
Sets the input level of the external microphone connected to the INPUT
1 terminal. (Page 52)
-50dB, -60dB
Sets the input level of the external microphone connected to the INPUT
2 terminal. (Page 52)
-50dB, -60dB
Selects the recording audio channel for DVCPRO and DV formats.
(Page 52)
2CH, 4CH
<Notes>
• Even when 4CH is selected as this item’s setting, the signals will be
input to two channels (always CH1 and CH2) when there are two
1394 input channels.
• Similarly, even when 4CH is selected, the 1394 output signals will be
delivered to two channels (always CH1 and CH2).
Selects the time code used for recording the signal from equipment
connected to the 1394 terminal.
ON:
Records using the time code of the signal input through the 1394
terminal.
OFF:
Records using the time code set in TC MODE/TCG.
• If you select ON here, this has priority over the settings in TC MODE/
TCG.
• If there is no input to the 1394 terminal, the camera follows the
settings in TC MODE/TCG.
Selects the correction mode of the internal time code generator.
DF: Uses the drop frame mode.
NDF: Uses the non-drop frame mode.
• The non-drop frame mode will be used when you set recording frame
rate of recording format to 24P, 24PA or 24PN.
Sets the mode in which you advance the time code.
FREE RUN:
The time code is advanced regardless of the operation mode.
• When setting a frame rate other than 25P (24P) during operation with
the 720P/25PN (720P/24PN) format, the FREE RUN operation for
the time code will not be performed, and the REC RUN operation will
be performed instead. It is the same when setting a frame rate other
than 30P during operation with the 720P/30PN format.
REC RUN:
The time code is advanced only when recording.
Sets the initial time code.
• Set the frame value to 0 or a multiple of 5 when you set recording
frame rate of recording format to 24P, 24PA or 24PN. If any other
value, the recorded time code will mis-match.
___indicates the factory setting.
ENGLISH
RECORDING SETUP screen (continued)
1394 UB REGEN
UB MODE
Display
mode
(MCR)
(Camera)
(MCR)
Description of settings
Selects the user information used when recording the signals from
equipment connected to the 1394 terminal.
ON:
Records using the user information of the signal input through the 1394
terminal.
OFF:
Records using the user information set in UB MODE.
• If you select ON here, this has priority over the setting in UB MODE.
• The user information is recorded only when the signal contains the
user information.
• If there is no input to the 1394 terminal, the camera follows the UB
MODE settings.
Set the content for user information.
USER:
Records the information of user.
TIME:
Records the time at recording.
DATE:
Records the date at recording.
TCG:
Records the values of the time code generator.
FRM. RATE:
Records the frame rate information for frame conversion.
a
UB PRESET
1394 IN PRESET
(Camera)
(MCR)
(MCR)
b
c
d
a: Checking information for user information
b: Frame sequence No.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz:
• F is displayed.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz:
• 0 to 4 are displayed in the 24P/24P (advanced) mode.
• F is displayed in the 60i/30P mode.
c: Frame rates
• Frame rate (50/25 (60/30/24))
• I/P ID
• Conversion data
• Frame rate coefficient
d: Recording management data
• Frame update information
• REC START/STOP information
<Note>
To play back a clip recorded with native recording
To change 1394 output user information to frame rate information,
change this setting to FRM.RATE and play back the clip. The user
information displayed on the screen at this time is changed to frame
rate information.
Sets the user information. Select USER in UB MODE.
Menu
Item
Synchronizes the internal TCG value with the TC of 1394 input when
you press the TC SET button.
ON: The synchronization mode is on.
OFF: The synchronization mode is off.
___indicates the factory setting.
E-107
Setup menu list (continued)
RECORDING SETUP screen (continued)
Item
TIME STAMP
Display
mode
(Camera)
Description of settings
Determines whether or not date and time information will be
superimposed on the image.
ON: Superimposes date and time information on the image.
OFF: Does not superimpose date and time information on the image.
<Note>
When DATE/TIME on the DISPLAY SETUP screen is set to OFF, the
date and time information is not superimposed.
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen
Item
AUDIO OUT
Display
mode
(MCR)
Description of settings
Sets the audio signals to output from the AUDIO OUT pin jack when
the P2 card or the tape is played back.
CH1 · CH2:
CH1 output = CH1 signals, CH2 output = CH2 signals
CH1:
CH1 output = CH1 signals, CH2 output = CH1 signals
CH2:
CH1 output = CH2 signals, CH2 output = CH2 signals
CH3 · CH4:
CH1 output = CH3 signals, CH2 output = CH4 signals
CH3:
CH1 output = CH3 signals, CH2 output = CH3 signals
CH4:
CH1 output = CH4 signals, CH2 output = CH4 signals
AV IN/OUT SETUP screen
Item
CMPNT/SDI SEL
Display
mode
(Camera)
(MCR)
SDI OUT
(Camera)
(MCR)
SDI METADATA
(Camera)
(MCR)
SDI EDH
(Camera)
(MCR)
E-108
Description of settings
Selects the type of component terminal or SDI connector.
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz:
AUTO: Monitor with D4 terminal (720P/1080i/576i output)
1080i: Monitor with D3 terminal (1080i/576i output)
576i: Monitor with D1 terminal (576i output)
When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz:
AUTO: Monitor with D4 terminal (720P/1080i/480i output)
1080i: Monitor with D3 terminal (1080i/480i output)
480i: Monitor with D1 terminal (480i output)
Only video recorded at 720P is cross-converted to 1080i. Crossconversion does not take place in other cases.
Selects video output from component terminal or SDI OUT terminal.
ON: Video is not output via the component terminal but from the SDI
connector.
OFF: Video is output via the component terminal but not from the SDI
connector.
Determines whether or not metadata is superimposed on SDI signals
during HD-SDI output.
ON: Superimposes metadata.
OFF: Does not superimpose metadata.
Determines whether or not EDH is superimposed on SD-SDI signals
during SD-SDI output.
ON: Superimposes EDH.
OFF: Does not superimpose EDH.
___indicates the factory setting.
ENGLISH
AV IN/OUT SETUP screen (continued)
Item
DOWNCON MODE
Display
mode
(Camera)
(MCR)
HP MODE
(Camera)
TEST TONE
(Camera)
INT MIC
(Camera)
Description of settings
Switches down-conversion output mode.
SIDE CROP: Crops the right and left edges of the images with the 4:3
aspect ratio.
LETTER BOX: Adds black bands at the top and bottom of the images,
and the images with the 16:9 aspect ratio are displayed in the 4:3
aspect ratio.
SQUEEZE: Select this option for 16:9 aspect ratio images. When
viewed on a 4:3 aspect ratio monitor, images are squeezed horizontally.
Selects the sound heard through the headphones.
LIVE:
The sound which has been input from the microphone is output as is.
This setting is selected when delays in the sound are annoying.
RECORDING:
The sound in the status which is to be recorded (the sound
synchronized with the images) is output.
Determines whether or not a test tone is output to channels 1, 2, 3 and
4 when BARS is set to ON.
ON: Outputs a test tone to channels 1, 2, 3 and 4.
OFF: Does not output a test tone.
Determines whether or not input from the internal microphone is used
during recording.
ON: Uses internal microphone input.
OFF: Does not use internal microphone input.
DISPLAY SETUP screen
ZEBRA DETECT 2
(Camera)
MARKER
(Camera)
SAFETY ZONE
(Camera)
FOCUS BAR
(Camera)
VIDEO OUT OSD
(Camera)
(MCR)
Description of settings
Selects the brightness level of the left-leaning zebra patterns on the
screen.
50%, 55%, 60%, 65%, 70%, 75%, 80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 100%, 105%
Selects the brightness level of the right-leaning zebra patterns on the
screen.
50%, 55%, 60%, 65%, 70%, 75%, 80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 100%, 105%,
OFF
<Note>
The zebra patterns do not appear if you select OFF.
Select ON to display the marker. (Page 41)
ON, OFF
To display the marker, press the ZEBRA button.
Sets SAFETY ZONE to ON or OFF.
OFF, 90%, 4:3, 13:9, 14:9
Turns the FOCUS ASSIST bar display ON or OFF.
ON, OFF
When set to ON, the FOCUS ASSIST bar can be displayed.
Select ON to output the information displayed on the screen together
with the signals from the VIDEO IN/OUT jack.
ON, OFF
___indicates the factory setting.
Menu
ZEBRA DETECT 1
Display
mode
(Camera)
Item
E-109
Setup menu list (continued)
DISPLAY SETUP screen (continued)
Item
DATE/TIME
LEVEL METER
ZOOM·FOCUS
Display
mode
(Camera)
(MCR)
(Camera)
(MCR)
(Camera)
CARD/BATT
(Camera)
(MCR)
P2CARD REMAIN
(Camera)
(MCR)
OTHER DISPLAY
(Camera)
(MCR)
(MCR)
CAMERA DATA
LCD BACKLIGHT
(Camera)
(MCR)
LCD SET
(Camera)
(MCR)
(Camera)
(MCR)
(Camera)
EVF SET
SELF SHOOT
DISPLAY ASPECT
(Camera)
(MCR)
EVF COLOR
(Camera)
(MCR)
E-110
Description of settings
Sets whether to display the date and time on the screen and whether to
output from the VIDEO IN/OUT jack.
OFF:
The date and time are not displayed.
TIME:
The time is displayed.
DATE:
The date is displayed.
TIME&DATE:
The time and date are displayed.
Select ON to display the audio level meter.
ON OFF
Selects the unit of zoom and focus values.
OFF, NUMBER, mm/feet, mm/m
<Note>
Use the mm/feet or mm/m display only as a general guideline since it is
not entirely accurate.
Select ON to display the remaining P2 card recording capacity and
remaining battery charge.
ON, OFF
Determines how remaining P2 card capacity is displayed.
ONE-CARD: Displays how much space is left on the P2 card that is
currently being recorded.
TOTAL: Displays the total amount of space that is left on P2 cards
inserted in the camera.
Select how much information to display on the screen. (Page 94)
OFF, PARTIAL, ALL
When set to ON, camera-recorder data (image stabilizer, aperture, gain
value) made during shooting is displayed in playback of clips recorded
in the DV format.
ON, OFF
<Note>
Appears only when 576i (480i) REC MODE (Page 105) is set to DV.
Adjusts the backlight of the LCD monitor. Select HIGH for brighter
backlight.
HIGH, NORMAL, LOW
Adjusts the display level of the images on the LCD monitor. (Page 22)
LCD COLOR LEVEL, LCD BRIGHTNESS, LCD CONTRAST
Adjusts the display level of the images on the viewfinder. (Page 22)
EVF COLOR LEVEL, EVF BRIGHTNESS, EVF CONTRAST
Selects the LCD mirror mode for self-portrait shooting. Select MIRROR
to reverse left and right at self-portrait shooting. (Page 41)
NORMAL, MIRROR
Selects the aspect ratio of the LCD monitor and the viewfinder.
AUTO: Changes automatically to the appropriate ratio according to the
recording or play mode information.
4:3: Fixed at 4:3.
<Note>
Black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen when images
are displayed at a 16:9 aspect ratio. No parts of the images are
missing.
Selects color or black and white images on the viewfinder.
ON: Color
OFF: Black and white
___indicates the factory setting.
ENGLISH
DISPLAY SETUP screen (continued)
Item
REC COUNTER
Display
mode
(Camera)
Description of settings
Selects counter operation during recording.
TOTAL:
Continues counting until card is reset with the COUNTER RESET
button.
CLIP:
Resets the counter at start of recording and counts the time of each
recording session.
CARD FUNCTIONS screen
SCENE FILE
Display
mode
(Camera)
USER FILE
(Camera)
SD CARD FORMAT
(Camera)
Item
Description of settings
Reads/writes scene files from/to the SD memory card.
FILE SELECT: You can specify the file numbers of the files to be
read/written.
READ: You can read the setting values of the scene files (1 to 4) from
the SD memory card by specifying the file number.
WRITE: Saves the current setting values of the scene files (1 to 4) to
the SD memory card.
TITLE RELOAD: Updates the title list.
Reads/writes user files (excluding scene files) from/to the SD memory
card.
FILE SELECT: You can specify the file numbers of the files to be
read/written.
READ: You can read the setting values of the user files (1 to 4) from
the SD memory card by specifying the file number.
WRITE: Saves the current setting values of the user files (1 to 4) to the
SD memory card.
TITLE RELOAD: Updates the title list.
Formats the SD memory cards.
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen
USER FILE
REMOTE
Display
mode
(Camera)
(MCR)
(Camera)
(MCR)
Description of settings
LOAD:
Loads the settings in a previously stored user file.
SAVE:
Saves the updated user file settings.
INITIAL:
Returns the user settings in the user file to the factory settings.
After a LOAD or INITIAL operation, turn the POWER switch off and
then back on again to make the new settings available.
• An INITIAL operation does not change the TIME ZONE settings
(Page 113).
Sets the operations of the supplied remote control unit. (Remote control
setup. (Page 18))
OFF:
Operations are not accepted from any remote control.
1:
Accepts commands from the remote control set for “operation mode 1”
2:
Accepts commands from the remote control set for “operation mode 2”.
___indicates the factory setting.
Menu
Item
E-111
Setup menu list (continued)
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued)
1394 CONTROL
Display
mode
(Camera)
1394 CMD SEL
(Camera)
PC MODE
(Camera)
(MCR)
ACCESS LED
(Camera)
(MCR)
REC LAMP
(Camera)
BEEP SOUND
(Camera)
CLOCK SET
(Camera)
(MCR)
Item
E-112
Description of settings
Sets the control method for backup recording using a backup unit
connected to the 1394 terminal.
OFF:
The backup unit is not controlled.
EXT:
The backup unit can be controlled by the START/STOP button. The
images shot by the camera recorder are recorded by the backup unit.
Note that the camera recorder does not record them.
BOTH:
The images shot by the camera recorder are recorded by both the
camera recorder and backup unit.
CHAIN:
When the camera recorder’s media approaches its end during
shooting, the backup unit in the recording stand-by mode automatically
starts recording images.
Sets how the START/STOP button works for the backup unit.
REC_P:
This switches between recording and pause.
STOP:
This switches between recording and stop.
<Note>
If the backup unit does not have a rec pause function, select STOP.
Selects the terminal for data transfer. (You cannot select USB and 1394
at the same time.)
USB DEVICE:
Mode for sending files using the USB connector.
1394 DEVICE:
Mode for sending files using the 1394 connector.
1394 HOST:
Mode for copying files from the P2 card onto an external hard disk drive
using the 1394 connector.
Sets the access lamp to ON or OFF.
ON:
The lamp lights up and blinks as per the regular specifications.
OFF:
The lamp is OFF in all circumstances.
Sets lighting of the tally lamp.
OFF:
The tally lamp does not light.
FRONT:
Front tally lamp (microphone side) lights.
REAR:
Rear tally lamp (viewfinder side) lights.
BOTH:
Both tally lamps light.
Turns the beep sound ON or OFF.
ON, OFF
When ON is selected, the beep is sounded when the memory of the P2
card has been used up during recording.
When the beep is sounded, the audio signals from the output connector
are muted before the beep sound is output.
Sets the camera-recorder’s calendar.
___indicates the factory setting.
ENGLISH
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (continued)
TIME ZONE
Display
mode
(Camera)
(MCR)
Description of settings
Adds to or deducts from GMT the time value of -12:00 to +13:00 in
30-minute steps. (As an exception, you can set +12:45.) Refer to the
table below.
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
POWER SAVE
(Camera)
SYSTEM FREQ
(Camera)
(MCR)
(Camera)
(MCR)
(Camera)
(MCR)
MENU INIT
OPERATION
Area
Greenwich
Azores Islands
Mid-Atlantic
Buenos Aires
Halifax
New York
Chicago
Denver
Los Angeles
Alaska
Hawaii
Midway Island
Kwajalein
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
+ 11:30
+ 10:30
+ 09:30
+ 08:30
+ 07:30
+ 06:30
+ 05:30
+ 04:30
+ 03:30
+ 02:30
+ 01:30
+ 00:30
+ 12:45
Area
Newfoundland Island
Marquesas Islands
Norfolk Island
Lord Howe Island
Darwin
Rangoon
Bombay
Kabul
Tehran
Chatham Islands
Selects the power-saving mode when the Operation lever, MENU
button, THUMBNAIL button, PAGE/AUDIO MON/VAR button, DISP/
MODE CHK button, USER1-3 buttons and EVF DTL button have not
been operated for 5 minutes or so.
ON:
The camera-recorder’s power is set to OFF.
OFF:
The unit remains stopped without turning off it’s power.
• When connection is made with an external device using the 1394
cable and the communication mode is established in this way, the
power will not be set off even when none of the above buttons has
been operated.
• The power will not be turned off when a P2 card has not been
installed, even if ON has been selected.
Switches the system frequency.
59.94 Hz, 50 Hz
Returns the menu settings to the factory settings.
• The time zone setting will not be changed.
Displays the power-on time (a 5-digit figure).
___indicates the factory setting.
Menu
Item
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Setup menu list (continued)
OPTION MENU screen
This menu is displayed when the DISP/MODE CHK button is held down, and after the details of the
shooting status are displayed, the MENU button is then pressed.Use it to check the connection status
during nonlinear editing.
Item
1394 STATUS
1394 CONFIG
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Display
mode
(Camera)
(MCR)
(Camera)
(MCR)
Description of settings
1394 status display screen appears.
FORMAT: Format of the signals which are input or output.
RATE: Transfer rate of the signals which are input or output.
60/50: System of the signals which are input or output.
CH: Value of the channels in which the signals are input or output.
SPEED: Transfer speed of the signals which are input or output.
STATUS: Status of the signals which are input or output using the 1394
digital interface.
VIDEO: Status of the video signals which are input or output.
AUDIO: Status of the audio signals which are input or output.
1394 extended menus appear.
DFLT: Normally, DFLT is used.
1-255
___indicates the factory setting.
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Before calling for service
Power supply
There’s no power.
• Make sure the battery and AC adapter are connected properly.
P16
Check the connections again.
Power shuts off for no
• To prevent the battery from running down needlessly, the camera- P113
apparent reason.
recorder automatically turns off when the camera-recorder has
been left in the shooting pause mode for more than 5 minutes.
Check the settings in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen, POWER
SAVE.
Power goes off as soon as • The battery may have run out.
P15
it is turned on.
If the remaining battery charge display is blinking or
appears, the battery has run out. The same is true if, when the
power is turned on, the CAM, MCR and PC lamps flash in this
sequence and then the power goes off.
Either recharge the battery or replace the discharged battery with
a fully charged one.
Battery
The battery cannot be
charged.
• Make sure the battery is fully charged.
Keep charging until the AC adapter’s CHARGE lamp goes out.
• Are you using the battery in a cold place?
The battery is affected by the ambient temperature. Its operating
time is reduced in low-temperatures.
• The battery may have reached the end of its service life.
The battery will become unchargeable. The battery has a certain
service life which varies depending on how the battery is used.
If the battery operates only for a short period even when it is
charged adequately, it has reached the end of its service life.
• The battery cannot be charged if the DC cord is connected.
Disconnect it.
P15
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——
——
Reference
The battery runs down
quickly.
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Before calling for service (continued)
Shooting
Cannot start shooting.
Cannot focus
automatically.
• Make sure the POWER switch is ON.
• You can focus automatically when the auto focus mode is
selected.
• 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
· both close and distant objects are to be shot
· shooting through a dirty window
· shooting in a dark place
· there are sparkling or shiny objects around the subject
· the subject is moving fast
· shooting a scene with minimal contrast
Cannot shoot even though • Make sure the P2 card’s write-protect switch is not in the
the P2 card is inserted
PROTECT position.
correctly.
Recording is not possible if it is in this position.
• There may be little free memory left on the P2 card. If so, save
the data onto another media, and delete the data you no longer
need; alternatively, replace the card with a new one.
• The P2 card may be formatted incorrectly. Alternatively, the card
you are using may not be formatted for use with the unit. If so,
format the card in the unit.
• 2 GB P2 cards cannot be used.
• The media information display may be indicating “E”. If so, format
the card in the unit.
Cannot perform interval
• Make sure that the DIR ENTRY NG CARD warning is not
recording, one-shot
displayed after inserting the P2 card. Interval recording, one-shot
recording or loop
recording and loop recording cannot be performed with this card.
recording.
Format the card in the unit.
P19
P36
——
P26
——
P26
——
P91
P92
Editing
Cannot perform nonlinear • Check the specifications of your computer and connecting cable. P82
editing.
Cannot dub onto an
• Make sure the external device is connected correctly.
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external device.
Displays
Something is wrong with
the time code display.
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• The time code display may not register a regular count if a tape is ——
played in the reverse slow mode. This is normal.
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Playback
Cannot play even when I
press the play button.
• Make sure the MCR lamp is on (press the mode button).
P64
No kind of playback operation can be performed unless this lamp
is on.
Mosaic-like noise appears • This noise is inherent to digital video technology.
——
when I cue or review a
This is normal.
tape.
Images do not appear on • Make sure the input selector on your television is set to video
——
the television even though input.
I have connected the
Read the television’s instructions carefully and select the correct
camera-recorder properly. video input connector for the camera-recorder.
Cannot hear any sound
• You may have turned down the camera-recorder’s volume control P76
from the cameratoo far.
recorder’s speaker.
Adjust the volume level using the PAGE/AUDIO MON/
VAR button+.
Cannot perform hot swap • This unit does not support hot swap playback.
P87
playback.
To replace one card with another during dubbing, stop the
dubbing first, and upon completing the replacement, resume it.
Other
• Make sure the SD memory card is formatted correctly.
If it is not, format the card in the unit.
• The battery in the remote control may have run out.
If the remote control fails to work even if it is operated close to the
remote control sensor of the camera-recorder, it means that the
battery has run out. Replace it with new one.
• Make sure the remote control setting is the same for the remote
control unit and the camera-recorder.
If the REMOTE setting is different on the remote control and the
camera-recorder, the remote control will not work.
There is a rattling sound • There are some parts of the camera that make a rattling sound
when the camera-recorder in the MCR mode or when the POWER switch is OFF. This is
is tilted back and forth.
normal.
A clicking sound is heard • This initialization operation is performed when the camera starts
when the power is turned
up.
on or when the MCR
It occurs due to the construction of the camera and is not
mode is switched to the
indicative of any trouble.
CAM mode.
P29
P18
P18
——
——
Reference
Cannot read the data on
the SD memory card.
The remote control does
not work.
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Operating precautions
Do not allow any water to get into the camerarecorder when using it in the rain or snow or at
the beach.
• Failure to heed this precaution will cause the
camera-recorder or P2 card to malfunction (and
may result in irreparable damage).
Keep the camera-recorder away from
equipment (such as TV sets and video game
machines) that generate magnetic fields.
• Using the camera-recorder on top of or near a
TV set may cause distortion in the images and/or
sound due to the electromagnetic waves that the
set emits.
• The powerful magnetic fields generated by
speakers or large motors may damage your
recordings or distort the images.
• The electromagnetic waves emitted from
a microcomputer will adversely affect the
camerarecorder, causing the images and/or
sound to be distorted.
• If the camera-recorder is so adversely affected by
products that generate magnetic fields that it no
longer operates properly, turn it off and remove
the battery or unplug the AC adapter from the
power outlet. Then install the battery again or
reconnect the AC adapter. After this, turn the
camera-recorder back on.
• The AC adapter can interfere with radio reception
so keep radios at least 1 meter away from it.
• The AC adapter may make some noise when you
are using it, but this is normal.
Take precautions not to drop the camera when
moving it.
• Strong impacts may damage the camera and
cause it to stop working.
• Handle the camera with care, using the hand
strap or shoulder strap to carry it.
Do not spray the camera with insect sprays or
other volatile substances.
• These can warp the camera or cause the finish
to come off.
• Do not leave the camera-recorder in contact with
rubber or PVC products for extended periods of
time.
After use, remove the battery and disconnect
the AC power supply cord.
Do not use the camera-recorder near radio
transmitters or high-voltage equipment.
• Using the camera-recorder near a radio
transmitter or high-voltage equipment may
adversely affect the recorded images and/or
sound.
Battery characteristics
This camera-recorder uses a rechargeable
lithiumion battery that uses its internal chemical
reaction to generate electrical energy. This reaction
is easily influenced by the ambient temperature
and humidity, and the battery’s effective operating
time is reduced as the temperature rises or falls. In
very low temperatures, the battery may last only 5
minutes.
Protective circuitry functions if you use the battery
where it is very hot and you will have to wait before
you can use it again.
Do not allow any sand or dust to get into the
camera-recorder when using it at the beach
and other similar places.
• Sand and dust can damage the camera-recorder
and P2 card. (Be especially careful when
inserting or removing the P2 card.)
Remove the battery after use.
Completely remove the battery. (The battery
continues to be used even if you have turned
the camera off.) The battery can over discharge
if you leave it in the camera and it may become
impossible to recharge it.
AC adapter and battery
• If the battery is extremely hot or cold, the
CHARGE lamp will blink several times before
charging starts.
• If the CHARGE lamp continues to blink even
when the battery temperature is normal, there
may be something wrong with the battery or AC
adapter. Contact your dealer.
• The battery takes longer to charge when it is
warm.
Keep dust and other foreign objects away from
the battery terminal.
If the battery is dropped, make sure that the
body and terminal portion of the battery are not
deformed.
If a deformed battery is inserted into the camerarecorder or placed on the AC adapter, the camerarecorder or AC adapter may be damaged.
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What to remember when throwing memory
cards away or transferring them to others
Formatting memory cards or deleting data using
the functions of the unit or a computer will merely
change the file management information: it will
not completely erase the data on the cards. When
throwing these cards away or transferring them
to others, either physically destroy them or use a
data deletion program for computers (commercially
available) to completely erase the data. Users are
responsible for managing the data on their memory
cards.
Liquid crystal displays
• Images or letters can get burned onto the screen
of the LCD or viewfinder if they are displayed for
a long time, but you can fix this by leaving the
camera off for several hours.
• The liquid crystal parts are highly precise with
99.99% of the pixels effective.
This leaves less than 0.01% of pixels that may
not light or may remain on all the time. These
phenomena are normal and will have no effect on
the images you shoot.
• Condensation may form if you use the camera
where temperatures fluctuate. Wipe dry with a
soft, dry cloth.
• The LCD may appear dim after immediately
turning on a cold camera, but will brighten as the
camera warms up.
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at the sun.
Doing so may damage the parts inside.
Reference
Protective caps for the connectors
Keep the protective caps fitted over any connectors
that are not being used.
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Updating the driver in the camera
For the latest information on drivers, visit the P2 Support Desk at the following Web sites.
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/
To update a driver, select PROPERTY on the thumbnail menu and then SYSTEMINFO to check the
camera-recorder’s version, go to the site given above, and download the driver as necessary.
The updating procedure is completed when the downloaded file has been loaded into the camera-recorder
via the SD memory card. For further details on this procedure, go the site given above.
• For installation, you must connect the AC adapter.
• If you are going to use SD memory cards with this camera-recorder, use only cards which are in
compliance with the SD standard.
Always format SD memory cards on this camera-recorder.
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Cleaning
Eye cup holder
Eye cup
Projection
Reference
When cleaning, do not use benzene or thinner.
• Using benzine or paint thinners may deform the
camera-recorder and/or cause the surface finish
to peel off.
• Before proceeding with maintenance, remove the
battery or disconnect the AC cord from the power
outlet.
• Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe the camerarecorder. To remove stubborn dirt, wipe the
camera-recorder with a cloth moistened with
kitchen detergent that has been diluted with
water and then use a dry cloth to take up the
remaining moisture.
Cleaning the Viewfinder
• If there is dust inside the view finder, remove the
eye cup holder and get rid of the dust.
• The interior of the eye cup holder is specially
finished, so do not ever wipe it. If there is dust on
it, blow it off with an air blower.
• Remove the eye cup holder with the eye cup
attached by rotating it counterclockwise. (It will
be tightly screwed on.) When you do this, tilt the
view finder slightly upward.
• To amount 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.
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Storage Precautions
Before storing the camera-recorder, remove the
battery.
Store all of these items in a place with low humidity
and relatively constant temperature.
[Recommended temperature range: 15°C to 25°C]
[Recommended relative humidity: 40% to 60%]
Video camera
• Wrap the video camera in a soft cloth to keep the
dust off.
Battery
• The battery life is shortened in places with
extreme temperatures.
• Storing the battery in a location with oily vapors
or high dust concentrations may corrode the
terminals or cause other damage, leading to
malfunction.
• Keep metal objects (such as necklaces
and hair pins) away from the terminals.
Shortcircuiting may occur across the
terminals, causing the battery to heat up, and
you may seriously burn yourself if you touch
the battery in this state.
• Discharge the battery before storing it. When
storing it for an extended time, charge it at
least once a year, use up its charge in the
camerarecorder, and then store it again.
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P2 cards
• After ejecting a P2 card from the unit, be
absolutely sure to attach its special cap to keep
sand and dust away from the connector area.
Stow the P2 cards in their own cases when
storing them or carrying them around.
• Do not leave P2 cards in areas where corrosive
gases, etc. are present.
SD memory cards
• After ejecting an SD memory card from the unit,
be absolutely sure to stow it in its own case.
• Do not leave SD memory cards in areas where
corrosive gases, etc. are present.
• Do not leave the cards inside vehicles, in places
exposed to direct sunlight or in other places
where the temperature is high.
• Do not leave the cards where the humidity level
is high or where there are high concentrations
of dust.
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How to handle data recorded on P2 cards
The P2 card is a semiconductor memory card that is used as the recording medium in the professional
video production and broadcasting devices that make up the DVCPRO P2 Series.
 Since data recorded in the DVCPRO P2
format are in a file format, they have excellent
compatibility with PCs. The file structure is a
unique format, which in addition to video and
audio data in MXF files contains various other
important information items. The folder structure
links the data as shown on the right.
Changing or deleting just one information
component could make it impossible to
recognize the data as P2 data or use the card in
a P2 device.
Drive: \
CONTENTS
AUDIO
CLIP
ICON
PROXY
VIDEO
VOICE
LASTCLIP.TXT*
All these folders are required.
* This is the file in which the information on the
final clip that was recorded with the P2 device
is written.
 When transferring data from a P2 card to a PC, or when rewriting data saved on a PC to a P2 card, to
prevent data loss be sure to use the special P2 Viewer software. Download it from the following website.
(Compatible with the Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Vista operating systems.)
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/desk/e/index.htm
 When using regular IT tools such as Microsoft Windows Explorer or Apple Finder to transfer data to a
PC, follow the instructions below. However, be sure to use the P2 Viewer when returning data to a P2
card.
•
•
•
•
Transfer the corresponding CONTENTS folder and LASTCLIP.TXT file together as a set.
Do not transfer individual files from the CONTENTS folder.
When copying, copy the LASTCLIP.TXT file at the same time as the CONTENTS folder.
When transferring multiple P2 cards to a PC, create a folder for each P2 card to prevent clips with the
same name from being overwritten.
• Do not delete data from the P2 card.
• Before using a P2 card, be sure to format it with a P2 device.
Reference
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other
countries.
• Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc., in the USA and other countries.
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Checkpoints for using memory cards
In this unit, use SD memory cards that are compatible with the SD or SDHC standard.
When using miniSD or miniSDHC cards in this unit, be sure to use the special adapter. (The unit will not
operate correctly if only the adapter is inserted. Always insert a memory card into the adapter.)
Cards you can use
• SD memory cards (including miniSD cards)
• SDHC memory cards (including miniSDHC cards)
Cards you cannot use
All memory cards except the ones
pictured on the left
• MultiMediaCard
We recommend using SD/SDHC memory cards and miniSD/miniSDHC cards that are made by Panasonic.
For the latest information on the unit and on the memory cards which can be used by this unit, go to the P2
support page at the following web site:
https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/
• The SDHC card conforms to a new standard for memory cards with a large capacity of more than 2 GB
which was established by the SD Association in 2006.
• The SD card logo is a registered trademark.
• MMC (MultiMediaCard) is a registered trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.
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Recording format list
• When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 50 Hz
Video format
DVCPRO HD
1080i/50i
720P/50P
720P/25PN
DVCPRO50
DVCPRO
DV
576i/50i
Frame rate
50
25P
1080i/50i
1080i/25P over 50i
720P/50P
1080i/25P over 50P
720P/50P Native recording
720P/25PN
576i/50i
576i/25P over 50i
Frame rate
12 15 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 32 34 37 42 45 48 50
1080i/50i
—
DVCPRO HD 720P/50P
720P/12P-50P over 50P
Video
720P/25PN
720P/12P-50P Native recording
format DVCPRO50
DVCPRO
576i/50i
—
DV
• When SYSTEM FREQ is set to 59.94 Hz
60
DVCPRO HD
Video format
1080i/60i
1080i/60i
720P/60P
720P/60P
720P/30PN
720P/24PN
DVCPRO50
DVCPRO
DV
480i/60i
720P/60P
Native
recording
720P/60P
Native
recording
480i/60i
Frame rate
30P
24P
1080i/30P over 1080i/24P over
60i
60i
720P/30P over 720P/24P over
60P
60P
720P/24P
720P/30PN
Native
recording
720P/30P
Native
720P/24PN
recording
480i/30P over
60i
24PA
1080i/24PA
over 60i
—
—
—
480i/24P over 480i/24PA over
60i
60i
Reference
Frame rate
12 15 18 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 30 32 34 36 40 44 48 54 60
1080i/60i
—
720P/60P
720P/12P-60P over 60P
DVCPRO HD
720P/30PN
720P/12P-60P Native recording
Video
720P/24PN
720P/12P-60P Native recording
format
DVCPRO50
DVCPRO
480i/60i
—
DV
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Appendix
Selecting the USER CLIP NAME
recording method
Press the MENU button and select META DATA
 PROPERTY  USER CLIP NAMEto select
the recording method. Two options are available:
TYPE1and TYPE2.
TYPE1
USER CLIP NAME to
be recorded
If clip metadata has
been read in
Uploaded data
If no clip metadata
has been read in
or if the setting
for recording clip
metadata has been
turned off
Same as GLOBAL
CLIP ID (UMID data)
TYPE2
USER CLIP NAME to
be recorded
If clip metadata has
been read in
Uploaded data +
COUNT value*
If no clip metadata
has been read in
or if the setting
for recording clip
metadata has been
turned off
Same as CLIP NAME
When a P2 card with a memory capacity of 8
GB or more is used in this unit and a one-time
continuous recording exceeds the prescribed
duration (approx. 5 minutes for DVCPRO HD,
approx. 10 minutes for DVCPRO50 or approx.
20 minutes for DVCPRO or DV) or when a onetime recording extends over more than one P2
card, the recording concerned will automatically
be undertaken as a separate clip.
At this time, each clip will be provided with its
own COUNT value.
Example of recording (DVCPRO50) a clip on one P2 card:
* The COUNT value is indicated as a four-digit
number.
The COUNT value is incremented each time a
new clip is captured if clip metadata has been
read in and TYPE2 has been selected as the
recording method.
The COUNT value can be reset using the
following procedure.
Press the MENU button and select META DATA
 PROPERTY  USER CLIP NAME to display
the menu shown below. Select “COUNT RESET”
with the cursor and press the Operation lever to
reset the COUNT value to 1.
REC start
REC/PAUSE
(recording start)
(recording pause)
Recording duration = Approx. 15 min.
Clip 1
Clip 2
COUNT value = 0001 COUNT value = 0002
10 min.
5 min.
Example of recording a clip on two P2 cards:
REC start
(recording start)
REC/PAUSE
(recording pause)
Clip 1
Clip 2
COUNT value = 0003 COUNT value = 0004
1st card
2nd card
If the clip thumbnails are displayed as shown in the
example above or their properties are indicated
using a P2 device, the thumbnail and COUNT
value of clip 1 will be displayed.
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Specifications
Supply voltage: DC7.2 V/7.9 V
Power consumption
10.9 W (when the LCD monitor is not used)
11.7 W (when the LCD monitor is used)
13.8 W (max.)
indicates safety information.
Ambient operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
Ambient operating humidity
10% to 85% (no condensation)
Weight
1.9 kg (excluding battery and accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
154 mm x 179.5 mm x 397 mm
[Camera]
Pickup devices
CCD image sensor (x3)
(1/3-inch, interline transfer, progressive-capable)
Lens
LEICA DICOMAR Optical image stabilizer lens,
Motorized/Manual selectable 13x zoom,
F1.6 to 3.0 (f = 3.9 mm to 51 mm)
(35 mm equivalent: 28 mm to 368 mm)
Color separation optical system
Prism system
ND filter
1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Gain settings
0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+18 dB (50i/50P (60i/60P) mode)
0/+3/+6/+9/+12 dB (25P/25PN (30P/30PN/24P/
24PA/24PN) mode)
Shutter speed settings
Preset
50i/50P mode
1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
25P/25PN mode
1/25, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000 sec.
60i/60P mode
1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
30P/30PN mode:
1/30, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000 sec.
24P/24PA/24PN mode:
1/24, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000 sec.
Synchro scan
50i/50P mode: 1/50.0 to 1/248.9 sec.
25P/25PN mode: 1/25 to 1/248.9 sec.
60i/60P mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 sec.
30P/30PN mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 sec.
24P/24PA/24PN mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 sec.
Shutter opening angle
Opens in 0.5 degree increments between 10
and 360 degrees.*1
*1 When OPERATION TYPE in the SCENE
FILE screen is FILM CAM.
Slow shutter speed
50i/50P mode 1/12, 1/25 sec.
25P/25PN mode 1/12 sec.
60i/60P mode: 1/15, 1/30 sec.
30P/30PN mode: 1/15 sec.
24P/24PN mode: 1/12 sec.*1
*1 Only 720/24P, 720/24PN
Minimum subject luminance
3 lx (F1.6, gain +12 dB with a shutter speed of
1/24)
Lens hood
Large-sized lens hood with wide angle of view
Filter diameter
72 mm
[VIDEO P2] (DVCPRO HD 1080i 720P)
Sampling frequency
Y: 74.25 MHz, PB/PR: 37.125 MHz
Quantizing
8 bit
Video compression system
DCT + variable-length code
Video compression rate
1/6.7
Video recording bit rate
100 Mbps
Reference
[GENERAL]
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Specifications (continued)
[AUDIO P2] (DVCPRO HD 1080i 720P)
Sampling frequency
48 kHz
Quantizing
16 bit/4 CH
Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
[MEMORY CARD]
Video recording formats:
DVCPRO HD
1080i/50i (25P over 50i)
720P/50P (25P over 50P)
720P/25PN (Native recording)
1080i/60i (30P over 60i, 24P over 60i, 24PA
over 60i)
720P/60P (30P over 60P, 24P over 60P)
720P/30PN (Native recording)
720P/24PN (Native recording)
DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV
576i/50i (25P over 50i)
480i/60i (30P over 60i, 24P over 60i, 24PA
over 60i)
Audio recording formats:
PCM digital recording
48 kHz 16-bit 4CH (DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50)
48 kHz 16-bit 2CH/4CH selectable (DVCPRO/DV)
Recording/playback time:
Approx. 8 minutes:
When recorded in DVCPRO HD format using
one AJ-P2C008HG card with audio signals
recorded on 4 channels.
Approx. 16 minutes:
When recorded in DVCPRO HD format using
one AJ-P2C016RG card with audio signals
recorded on 4 channels.
Approx. 32 minutes:
When recorded in DVCPRO HD format using
one AJ-P2C032RG card with audio signals
recorded on 4 channels.
<Note>
• This recording time represents one shot
continuously recorded on a P2 card. The
recording time may be shorter, depending on
the number of shots recorded.
• The 720P/25PN, 720P/30PN and 720P/24PN
formats are not included in the DVCPRO HD
recording format.
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[VIDEO OUT]
SDI output
BNC x 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω
HD: complies with SMPTE 292M, 296M and
299M
SD: complies with SMPTE 259M-C, 272M-A, and
ITU-R BT.656-4
Analog component output
Y: 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
PB/PR: 0.7 V [p-p], 75 Ω
Analog composite output
Pin jack x 1, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
[AUDIO IN/OUT]
XLR input
XLR (3 pins) x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2),
LINE/MIC selectable, high impedance
LINE: 0 dBu
MIC: -50 dBu/-60 dBu (selectable in menu)
LINE OUT
Pin jack x 2 (CH1, CH2)
Output: 316 mV, 600 Ω
Internal microphone
Stereo microphone
Headphone jack
3.5-mm stereo mini jack x 1
Internal speaker
20 mm diameter x 1
[OTHER INPUTS/OUTPUTS]
Digital interface
6 pins, digital input/output, compliant with IEEE
1394 standard
USB
Type mini B connector
(compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
CAM REMOTE
Mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) (FOCUS, IRIS)
Super mini jack (2.5 mm diameter) (ZOOM S/S)
[Monitor]
LCD monitor
3.5-inch LCD color monitor, 210,000 pixels
Viewfinder
0.44-inch LCD color viewfinder, 235,000 pixels
ENGLISH
[AC ADAPTER]
Power Source:
100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 24 W
Power Output:
7.9 V DC, 1.9 A (Video Camera)
8.4 V DC, 1.2 A (Charge)
indicates safety information.
Reference
Weight
160 g
Dimensions (W x H x D)
70.0 mm x 44.5 mm x 116.0 mm
Inrush current, measured according to European
standard EN55103-1: 5A
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used
Batteries
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used
electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household
waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take
them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the
Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable resources
and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could
otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries, please
contact your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale where you
purchased the items.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national
legislation.
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or
supplier for further information.
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Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union
These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard these items, please
contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies
with the requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved.
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