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Operating Instructions

Vol.1

Memory Card Camera-Recorder

Model No.

AG-AF100AP

Volume

1

Note that Operation Instructions Vol.1 describes basic operations of the Memory Card Camera-Recorder.

For instructions on advanced operations of the Memory Card

Camera-Recorder, refer to Operating Instructions Vol.2 (pdf file) contained in the supplied CD-ROM.

Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.

SS0512HM0 -YI

Printed in Japan

ENGLISH

VQT4K33

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Read this first!

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

REFER TO SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE

PERSONNEL.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated

“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

WARNING:

• To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this equipment to rain or moisture.

• To reduce the risk of fire or electric 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.

WARNING:

Always keep memory cards or accessories

(coin battery, microphone holder screws, microphone holder adaptor, cable clamper, screws for cable clamper, INPUT terminal covers, major hook) out of the reach of babies and small children.

CAUTION:

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock and annoying interference, use the recommended accessories only.

CAUTION:

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:

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.

indicates safety information.

CAUTION:

Danger of explosion or fire if battery is incorrectly replaced or mistreated.

• Do not disassemble the battery or dispose of it in fire.

• Do not store in temperatures over 60°C (140°F).

• Do not expose the battery to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.

For Battery Pack

• Use specified charger.

• Replace only with same or specified type.

For Battery of Remote Controller

• Replace battery with part No. CR2025 only.

• Do not recharge the battery.

CAUTION:

This apparatus can be operated at a voltage in the range of 110-240 V AC.

Voltages other than 120 V are not intended for U.S.A. and Canada.

Operation at a voltage other than 120 V

AC may require the use of a different AC plug. Please contact either a local or foreign

Panasonic authorized service center for assistance in selecting an alternate AC plug.

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:

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.

indicates safety information.

FCC NOTICE (USA)

Declaration of Conformity

Model Number: AG-AF100P

Trade Name: Panasonic

Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ

07094

Support contact: 1-800-524-1448

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and do not make any unauthorized modifications.

CAUTION:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The user may find the booklet “Something About Interference” available from FCC local regional offices helpful.

FCC Warning:

To assure continued FCC emission limit compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and the user must use only shielded interface cables when connecting to host computer or peripheral devices. Also any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment could void the user's authority to operate this device.

NOTIFICATION (Canada)

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numéique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

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.”

A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased.

Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.

For USA-California Only

This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium Battery which contains Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply.

See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

1) Read these instructions.

2) Keep these instructions.

3) Heed all warnings.

4) Follow all instructions.

5) Do not use this apparatus near water.

6) Clean only with dry cloth.

7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus

(including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.

The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/ apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

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Camera-Recorder

The rating plate is on the underside of the viewfinder.

AC Adaptor

The rating plate is on the underside of the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC mains plug from the AC mains socket when not in use.

Batteries that may be used with this product (Correct as of June 2012)

Panasonic VW-VBG260 and VW-VBG6 batteries may be used with this product.

The VW-VBG260 and VW-VBG6 batteries contain a function to enable verification as to whether they may be safely used with this product.

Recommendation for Use of Genuine Panasonic Battery (Rechargeable Battery)

Thank you for using a Panasonic product.

It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the genuine product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of these battery packs are not adequately protected with internal protection to meet the requirements of appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility that these battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.

• Be aware that many batteries sold at extremely cheap prices or in situations where it is difficult to verify the actual products before purchase have proven to be counterfeit.

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Contents

Volume 1 (This Book)

Read this first! ................................................2

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ......... 4

Recommendation for Use of Genuine

Panasonic Battery

(Rechargeable Battery) .......................... 5

Outline of operations .....................................8

Please read before use ..................................9

Lenses compatible with this camera ................. 9

Lens attachment and detachment ................... 10

SD Memory Cards compatible with this product ... 12

(SD speed class 4) ........................ 13

(SD speed class 6) ........................ 13

Operating precautions .................................14

Before use

Precaution for use ........................................16

Accessories ..................................................19

Optional accessories ...................................19

Description of parts

Description of parts ......................................20

Left side ........................................................... 20

Right side and rear side .................................. 21

Left side and front side .................................... 22

Remote control ................................................ 23

Preparation

Recharging the battery ................................23

Recharging ...................................................... 23

Power sources ..............................................25

Using the battery ............................................. 25

Using the AC adaptor ...................................... 25

Adjusting the hand strap ............................. 26

Attaching/detaching the handle .................. 26

Attaching/detaching the grip ....................... 26

The remote control .......................................27

Insert the battery ............................................. 27

Remote control usable range .......................... 27

Turn on/off the camera .................................27

Tally lamp ......................................................28

Viewfinder .....................................................29

Using the viewfinder ........................................ 29

Using the LCD ................................................. 30

Emphasizing outlines ...................................... 30

Adjusting the screen display ............................ 31

Changing backlight brightness ........................ 32

Setting the calendar .....................................33

Shooting

Basic shooting operations .......................... 35

Preparing for recording .................................... 35

Checking photos taken (REC CHECK) ........... 35

SD Memory Card access lamp ........................ 36

Selecting a slot ............................................... 36

Formatting SD Memory Cards ......................... 36

SD Memory Card recording times ................... 37

Removing SD Memory Card ........................... 38

Protecting SD Memory Cards .......................... 38

Repairing SD Memory Cards .......................... 38

Basic operations of the camera .................. 39

Manual focusing ............................................. 39

Using focus assist ........................................... 40

Iris adjustments ............................................... 40

Adjusting the gain ............................................ 41

Light intensity adjustments .............................. 41

Adjusting the white balance ............................. 41

Menu

Using the setup menus ................................44

Using the menus ............................................. 44

Initializing the menu settings ........................... 45

Setup menu structure ..................................46

Menu .............................................................. 46

Reference

Specifications ...............................................48

Volume 2 (CD)

Shooting

Shooting in progressive mode

Shooting techniques for different targets

Adjusting the shutter speed

Switching Audio Input

Using scene files

Saving scene files and other settings on

SD Memory Cards

Clip metadata

Using the Counter

Charging the built-in battery/

Setting the time code

Playback

Basic playback operations

Thumbnail screen

Playback settings (PLAY SETUP)

Thumbnail operations

Useful playback functions

Editing

Connecting external units

Nonlinear editing

Displays

Screen displays

Menu

Setup menu list

Reference

Before calling for service

Updating the firmware incorporated into the unit

Cleaning

Storage Precautions

How to handle data recorded on

SD Memory Card

„

How to open the operating instruction manual PDF files

Discontinue installation if the installation screen of the software opens as a result of inserting the

CD-ROM.

When [INDEX.pdf] on the CD-ROM is opened, a list of the operating instruction manuals will be displayed.

Click on the document name of the manual to be opened.

„

Adobe

®

Reader

®

is required to read PDF files.

It can be downloaded from the home page of Adobe Systems.

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Outline of operations

This camera-recorder is compatible with the AVCHD standard, and uses low-cost and easily-available SD/

SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards as recording media.

The unit enables high-quality picture recording of close to broadcasting standard, as well as highly creative video production.

Television/Video device/Monitor

1

Recording to and playback from SD/SDHC/

SDXC Memory Cards

(Page 35, Page 28 of Vol.2)

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

HDMI cable

Video cable

BNC cable (HD SDI)

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Images can be recorded in HD

(high definition).

Please see page 73 of Vol.2 for details on the handling of recorded data.

• A set number of user files can be recorded to and read from the SD

Memory Card. (Page 21 of Vol.2)

SD/SDHC/SDXC

Memory Card

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PC mode

(Page 44 of Vol.2)

Computer

USB2.0

Send data (files) to your computer for non-linear editing, etc.

Lens (No lenses are included with this camera. Please use lenses purchased separately.)

Micro Four Thirds (Page 9) Four Thirds (Page 10)

A separately available mount adaptor (DMW-

MA1) is necessary

Please read before use

Lenses compatible with this camera

No lenses are included with this camera. Please use lenses purchased separately.

This camera includes a Micro Four Thirds

TM

system lens mount. However, the successful operation of all

Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds

TM

standard lenses cannot be guaranteed.

Also, some functions such as optical image stabilization (OIS) and auto focus (AF) cannot be used depending on the lens.

Panasonic has confirmed the compatibility of the following lenses (as of June 2012).

Please use a lens support when using large lenses weighing more than 1kg (2.2 lb). Not using a lens support may result in damage to the lens mount.

* Micro Four Thirds™ and Four Thirds are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus

Imaging Corporation in Japan, USA, the EU, and other countries.

(: Usable, l

: Some functions/features limited, —: Not usable)

AF

*1

Lens Type

60i/60P/30P/

50i/50P/25P

24P

OnePush

AF

MF

Camera Focus by Remote

Control

Micro Four Thirds Lens

H-FS014045 (Panasonic)

*2

H-FS045200 (Panasonic) *2

H-F007014 (Panasonic)

*2

H-VS014140 (Panasonic)

H-H020 (Panasonic)

*2

H-ES045 (Panasonic)

*2

H-F008 (Panasonic)

*2

H-FS014042 (Panasonic)

*2

H-H014 (Panasonic)

*2

H-FS100300 (Panasonic)

*2

H-X025 (Panasonic)

*2

H-PS14042 (Panasonic)

*2 *6

H-PS45175 (Panasonic)

*2 *6

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED

12mm F2.0

(OLYMPUS)

*2

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL

45mm F1.8

(OLYMPUS)

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Precaution for use (continued)

Four Thirds Lens

(a mount adaptor (DMW-MA1), available separately, is necessary when using a Four Thirds lens)

L-ES014050 (Panasonic)

*2

L-RS014050 (Panasonic)

*2

L-RS014150 (Panasonic)

*2

L-X025 (Panasonic)

*2

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED

14-35mm F2.0 SWD

(OLYMPUS)

*2

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*1 Tracking becomes extremely slow in slow shutter mode.

*2 Sounds from focus and iris operation may be recorded.

*3 Tracking performance is inferior compared to H-VS014140 (lens for movie recording, Micro Four

Thirds mount).

*4 AF tracking becomes slow in 24P mode.

*5 Limitations apply to the simultaneous operation of FOCUS and IRIS.

*6 A camera remote connected to CAM REMOTE jack (S/S terminal) can control ZOOM.

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Note: use of H-VS014140 (lens for movie recording, Micro Four Thirds mount) is assumed throughout this operating instructions document.

For the latest information regarding supported lenses, please refer to Panasonic catalogs/web site etc.

http://pro-av.panasonic.net/

Lens attachment and detachment

• Check that the power switch is set to OFF.

Attaching a lens to the camera

1

Turn the lens rear cap and body cap in the direction indicated by the arrows and remove.

Lens detachment button

Body cap

Lens rear cap

• Do not insert fingers into the mount.

2

Line up the lens attachment marks (red) on the camera and lens, and then turn the lens in the direction indicated by the arrows until it audibly clicks into place.

• Do not press the lens detachment button while attaching the lens.

• Damage may occur to the lens attachment if the lens is not at right angles to the camera during attachment.

• Ensure that the lens is attached properly.

3

Remove lens cap.

• Remove lens cap prior to recording.

Detaching a lens from the camera

1

Attach the lens cap.

2

While pressing the lens detachment button, turn the lens in the direction indicated by the arrows until it stops, and detach.

3

Attach the body cap.

• Ensure that the body cap is attached to prevent dust or dirt from entering the camera.

• To prevent damage to the lens connection, be sure to attach the lens rear cap.

Lens detachment button

• When using lenses other than those conforming to the Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds

Specifications, set the LENS CHECK item on the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen of MENU settings to

OFF.

• Change lenses in a place that is relatively free of dust and dirt.

• When the power switch is [OFF] or when carrying the camera, attach the lens cap to prevent damage to the surface of the lens.

• Be careful not to misplace the body cap, lens cap, or lens rear cap.

Enabling Image Stabilization

Image Stabilization can be enabled with lenses equipped with OIS.

Set the OIS switch of the lens to [ON]

Setting the OIS switch to [OFF] is recommended when using a tripod.

• Use the OIS switch on the camera if a lens has an Image Stabilization function but does not have an

OIS switch. If the lens has an OIS switch, the OIS switch on the camera is disabled.

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Please read before use (continued)

SD Memory Cards compatible with this product

Speed class 4 or above is required for recording in the PH mode or HA mode. Speed class 6 or above is required in PS mode or when using the VFR function. It is recommended that you use the following

Panasonic SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, or SDXC memory cards. (As of June, 2012)

Card type Recording capacity Recording/playback

Saving/reading of scene files and user files, reading of metadata

SD Memory

Card

SDHC Memory

Card

SDXC Memory

Card

8 MB

16 MB

32 MB

64 MB

128 MB

256 MB

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

6 GB

8 GB

12 GB

16 GB

32 GB

48 GB

64 GB

Cannot be used.

Successful operation cannot be guaranteed. Recording may be suddenly terminated with certain

SD Memory Cards.

Can be used.

Can be used.

• Please see our support page at the following website for the latest information not included in these operating instructions. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/

• This camera supports FAT12 & FAT16 formatted SD memory cards, FAT32 formatted SDHC memory cards, and exFAT formatted SDXC memory cards that are compliant with the SD standard.

• 4 GB (or greater) memory cards without the SDHC logo and 48 GB (or greater) memory cards without the SDXC logo are not based on the SD standard.

• Use this product to format the SD Memory Cards to be used. Formatting memory cards on computers or other devices may cause recording to take longer than normal, or may cause cards to become incompatible with this product. (Page 36) (Use this product to reformat any cards that have already been formatted on computers, etc.)

• MultiMediaCards cannot be used with this product.

(Continued on the next page)

(SD speed class 4)

This refers to a class 4 speed standard (SD speed class) for the continuous writing of data between SDcompatible devices and SD Memory Cards, as designated by the SD standards.

When the use of an SD speed class 4 card is recommended for SD-compatible products, this indicates that stable recording operation can be achieved when using SD Memory Cards of class 4 and above.

(SD speed class 6)

This refers to a class 6 speed standard (SD speed class) for the continuous writing of data between SDcompatible devices and SD Memory Cards, as designated by the SD standards.

When the use of an SD speed class 6 card is recommended for SD-compatible products, this indicates that stable recording operation can be achieved when using SD Memory Cards of class 6 and above.

Cautions for usage

• Do not allow dirt, water, or other substances to come into contact with the connector part on the reverse of the card.

• Do not leave the card in the following places:

– In direct sunlight or in places of high humidity, e.g. close to heating equipment

– In highly humid or dusty locations

– In locations with high variations in temperature (condensation may appear on card)

– In places subject to static electricity or electromagnetic waves

• Store cards in bags or cases after use.

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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 caution will cause the camera-recorder or a 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 adaptor from the power outlet. Then install the battery again or reconnect the AC adaptor. After this, turn the camera-recorder back on.

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.

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 or a card. (Be especially careful when inserting or removing a card.)

AC adaptor (battery charger) and battery

• If the CHARGE lamp continues to blink even when the battery temperature is normal, there may be something wrong with the battery or AC adaptor (battery charger). Contact your dealer.

• The battery takes longer to charge when it is warm.

• The AC adaptor (battery charger) can interfere with radio reception so keep radios at least 1 meter away from it.

• The AC adaptor (battery charger) 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.

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.

If you use this camera at locations with extremely low temperatures, its operating time will be reduced.

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.

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.

Disposing of spent batteries

The battery will become unchargeable. Rather than throwing the battery into the garbage, take it to a store that can assist in recycling it.

Do not remove the battery when the POWER switch is ON.

Disconnect the power supply after turning OFF the

POWER switch and making sure the mode lamp is completely OFF.

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.

Protective caps for the connectors

Keep the protective caps fitted over any connectors that are not being used.

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Precaution for use

Always take some trial shots before actual shooting.

• 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 33)

Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings.

• In the event of failed recording due to a fault related to this camera or to the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, please understand that no compensation can be provided.

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 MOS sensor may suffer damage if the lens is subjected to light from a laser beam. Ensure that laser beams do not strike the lens when shooting in an environment where laser devices are used.

Media that can be used in this unit

• SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards can be used. See page 12 for details.

Mounting the camera-recorder on a tripod

• The tripod mounting hole supports 1/4-20UNC and 3/8-16UNC screws. Please use this in according to the fixing screw on the tripod.

• The depth of the tripod mounting hole is 5.5mm. Avoid applying excessive force to the tripod screws when mounting the camera onto a tripod.

Attach the tripod to the tripod hole on the bottom side.

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 00).

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards

• SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards are noted as SD memory cards.

The menu language

• Descriptions in this document are given in the condition that the menu language is set to English.

● The SDHC logo and SDXC logo are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.

● “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.

● This product has been manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.

Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

● HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition

Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

● Microsoft

®

, Windows

®

, and Windows Vista

®

are either registered trademarks or trademarks of

Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries.

● Screenshots are used in accordance with

Microsoft Corporation guidelines.

● IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of

International Business Machines Corporation.

● Intel

®

is a registered trademark or a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

● Apple

®

, Macintosh

®

, and Mac OS

®

are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple

Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

● Other model names, company names, and product names listed in these operating instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

● This product is licensed under the AVC Patent

Portfolio License for the personal and noncommercial use of a consumer, and no license is granted or shall be implied for any use other than the personal uses detailed below.

– To encode video in compliance with the AVC standard (“AVC Video”)

– To decode AVC Video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and noncommercial activity

– To decode AVC Video that was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC Video

• Additional information may be obtained from

MPEG LA, LLC (http://www.mpegla.com).

– Separate license contracts must be obtained from

MPEG LA where SD Memory Cards containing information recorded with this product are to be distributed to end users for commercial purposes.

“End user” refers to persons or organizations handling such contents for personal use.

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Precaution for use (continued)

What is AVCHD?

AVCHD is a standard for the recording and playback of highly detailed, high-definition video.

Video is compressed in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 formats, and audio is recorded in Dolby Digital or linear PCM.

Information regarding compatibility of SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards and recorded video

SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards

● SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards cannot be used with non-SDHC/SDXCcompatible equipment.

● Ensure that all equipment is SDHC/SDXC-compatible when using card with other devices.

Compatibility of recorded video

● Recorded video cannot be used with non-AVCHD-compatible equipment. For details, please see your product’s operating instructions.

● Recorded video cannot be played back on non-compatible (non-AVCHD-compatible) equipment.

● Playback may not always be possible on all AVCHD-compatible equipment. Please use this product for playback in such instances.

Accessories

Battery* AC Adaptor

(Battery charger)

AC power supply cords/

DC cord

Wireless remote control and battery

(CR2025) (Page 27)

Eye cup

(Page 29)

Cable clamper

(Page 41 of Vol.2)

Bodycap

Microphone holder

(Page 41 of Vol.2)

Microphone holder screws

(Page 41 of Vol.2)

Length 6-mm (M4) (2)

Microphone holder adaptor

(Page 41 of Vol.2)

Length 12-mm (M4) (2)

Screws for cable clamper

Length 4-mm (M2) (1)

(Page 41 of Vol.2)

CD-ROM

Handle

Operating

Instructions/AVCCAM

Restorer

The following accessories are attached to the unit.

Grip

INPUT 1/2 terminal cover (2)

* For part numbers for the battery, see “Optional accessories”.

• Please consult a retailer when purchasing additional accessories.

• Adequately process the AC cord cap and the packaging material after taking out the product.

Optional accessories

XLR microphone

AG-MC200G

Battery

VW-VBG6 (7.2 V, 5800/5400 (typ./min.) mAh)

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20

Description of parts

Left side

16

14

MEGA

O.I.S.

ON

OFF

15

17

6

13

MENU EXEC

START/

STOP 2

AUDIO MON

PUSH-ENTER

+

PUSH AUTO

FOCUS

A

M

FUNCTION

USER 1

DISP/

MODE CHK

CH1

IRIS GAIN WHITE BAL

M

H

B

PRST

USER 2

POWER

OFF

..

ON

CAM

PB

MODE

AUDIO LEVEL

CH2

4 5

12

8

10

9

MENU EXEC

START/

STOP 2

PUSH-ENTER

+

AUDIO MON

7

11

25 24 23 21 3 1 2

PUSH AUTO

FOCUS

A

FUNCTION USER 1

DISP/

MODE CHK

CH1

IRIS GAIN WHITE BAL

M

H

B

PRST

USER 2

POWER

OFF

..

ON CAM MODE

PB

AUDIO LEVEL

CH2

18 19 20 22

26 27

1 POWER switch (Page 27)

2 MODE button (Page 28 of Vol.2)

3 DISP/MODE CHK button (Page 6 of Vol.2)

4 Viewfinder (Page 29)

5 Diopter adjustment dial (Page 29)

6 Built-in speaker (Page 40 of Vol.2)

7 START/STOP2 button (Page 35)

8 MENU button (Page 44)

9 EXEC button (Page 35 of Vol.2)

10 OPERATION lever

11 AUDIO MON/ADV button

(Pages 12 and 40 of Vol.2)

12 LCD monitor (Page 30, Page 45 of Vol.2)

13 Built-in microphone (Page 17 of Vol.2)

14 Light shoe

15 Major hook

16 ND dial (Page 41)

17 IRIS dial (Page 40)

18 IRIS button (Page 40)

19 GAIN switch (Page 41)

20 WHITE BAL switch (Page 41)

21 USER1 button (Page 11 of Vol.2)

22 USER2 button (Page 11 of Vol.2)

23 FUNCTION knob (Page 10 of Vol.2)

24 FOCUS switch (Page 39)

25 PUSH AUTO button (Page 39)

26 AUDIO LEVEL dial (CH1, CH2)

(Page 18 of Vol.2)

27 Mode lamp (Page 27)

Right side and rear side

2

9 1

8

7

6

18

10

13

14

15

16

17

12

27

19

20

23

24

25

26

5

1 Handle (Page 26)

2 Handle attachment screw (x2) (Page 26)

3 USER3 button (Page 11 of Vol.2)

4 START/STOP1 button (Page 35)

5 Grip attachment screw (x2) (Page 26)

6 Grip (Page 26)

7 INPUT 1/2 terminal (XLR3 pin)

(Page 17 of Vol.2)

8 INPUT 1/2 (audio input switching) switch

(Page 17 of Vol.2)

9 Microphone holder attachment (x2)

(Page 41 of Vol.2)

10 SD memory card slot and SD memory card access lamp (Pages 36 and 38)

11 SLOT SELECT button

(Page 36, Page 31 of Vol.2)

12 DIAL SELECT button (Page 14 of Vol.2)

13 SHUTR/F.RATE dial (Page 14 of Vol.2)

14 Remote control sensor (rear) (Page 27)

15 Tally lamp (rear) (Page 28)

16 Battery compartment (Page 25)

17 Battery release button (Page 25)

18 Card slot cover and OPEN lever (Page 38)

19 AUDIO OUT CH1/CH2 terminal

(Page 42 of Vol.2)

20 VIDEO OUT terminal

(Page 42 of Vol.2)

21 USB terminal

(Page 42 of Vol.2)

22 HDMI OUT terminal

(Page 42 of Vol.2)

23 INDEX REMOTE jack (2.5mm stereo mini jack)

24 CAM REMOTE jack *

FOCUS/IRIS (3.5mm mini jack)

S/S (2.5mm mini jack)

You can connect a remote control unit (optional) to control the FOCUS, IRIS (aperture) and

ZOOM, as well as REC start / stop operation.

* Do not connect any equipment except the remote control 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.

25 Headphone jack (3.5mm stereo mini jack)

(Page 41 of Vol.2)

26 SDI OUT terminal (Page 42 of Vol.2)

27 Body cap (Page 10)

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22

Description of parts (continued)

Left side and front side

12

13

14

10 11 9

1 BARS button (Page 11 of Vol.2)

2 ZEBRA button (Page 5 of Vol.2)

3 OIS button (Page 11 of Vol.2)

4 EVF DTL button (Page 30)

5 WFM button (Page 12 of Vol.2)

6 COUNTER – RESET/TC SET button

(Page 24 of Vol.2)

7 CH1/CH2 SELECT switch (Page 17 of Vol.2)

8 INPUT 1/2 switch (MIC POWER +48V)

(Page 17 of Vol.2)

9 Tripod hole (bottom side) (Page 16)

10 Lens detachment button (Page 11)

11 AWB button (Page 41)

12 White balance sensor (Page 43)

13 Remote control sensor (front) (Page 27)

14 Tally lamp (front) (Page 28)

4

6

1 2 3

BARS ZEBRA OIS

EVF DTL CH1 SEL CH2 SEL

FOCUS

WFM AUDIO

COUNTER-RESET/TC SET

INPUT1

ON

OFF

INPUT2

ON

OFF

MIC POWER +48V

DISP/

7

8

Remote control

To use the remote control, set the IR REMOTE item on the OTHER FUNCTIONS menu to ON. The default setting for this item is OFF. (Page 62 of Vol.2)

The following buttons are for functions that cannot be executed on this camera-recorder.

• button

13

1 EXT. DISPLAY button (Page 40 of Vol.2)

2 DATE/TIME button (Page 40 of Vol.2)

3 START/STOP button

Same function as the START/STOP button on the camera.

1

2

5

9

6

10

11

SEARCH

STILL ADV

SKIP

PHOTO

SHOT

VOL

PLAY

PAUSE

STOP

ENTER

START/

STOP

ZOOM

SEARCH

STILL ADV

SKIP

MENU

3

4

6

8

10

12

4 ZOOM/VOL buttons (Page 40 of Vol.2)

5 PLAY button (Page 28 of Vol.2)

6 SEARCH buttons (Pages 28 and 39 of Vol.2)

7 PAUSE button (Page 28 of Vol.2)

8 STILL ADV buttons (Page 40 of Vol.2)

9 STOP button (Page 28 of Vol.2)

10 SKIP buttons (Pages 28 and 39 of Vol.2)

11 OPERATION buttons

Same function as the Operation lever on the camera.

Remote control usable range (Page 27)

12 MENU button

Same function as the MENU button on the camera.

13 PHOTO SHOT button (Page 13 of Vol.2)

Same function as the CAPTURE feature assigned to a USER SW function on the camera.

Recharging the battery

Recharging

The battery does not come ready charged when the camera is purchased. Charge the battery before use.

It is recommended that you keep one extra battery as a spare.

1

Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.

Disconnect the DC cord.

(Battery cannot be charged if DC cord is connected.)

2

Insert the battery.

Charging lamp [CHARGE]

Insert until fully in place.

Align the battery with the mark and insert fully.

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24

Description of parts (continued)

Charging lamp

On: Charging in progress

Off: Charging complete

Flashing: See below

If charging lamp is flashing

Check that there is no dirt, dust, or other substances attached to the connectors on the battery or AC adaptor, and ensure that the adaptor has been connected correctly.

• If there is dirt or dust on the connectors, disconnect the power plug from the socket before cleaning.

• If the charging lamp continues to flash, there may be a fault with the battery or the AC adaptor.

Please consult with the place of purchase.

Charging time and available recording time

(Approx.)

Battery model

Voltage/ capacity

Charging time

Maximum continuous recording time

CGA-E/625

(included)

7.2 V/

5800/5400

(typ./min.) mAh

Approx.

350 minutes

Approx.

230 minutes

VW-VBG6

(optional)

7.2 V/

5800/5400

(typ./min.) mAh

Approx.

350 minutes

Approx.

230 minutes

• The figures in the table above are guidelines for use in normal temperature conditions

(temperature 25 °C (77 °F), humidity 60%).

Charging may take longer in higher or lower temperatures.

• Charging may take longer if the battery has not been in use for a long period of time.

• Given here are the approximate continuous recording times when recording using the viewfinder with no connections to any external devices and with the LCD monitor closed.

• Available recording time may vary according to usage conditions.

• Charging times are based on charging batteries from an empty state.

Remaining battery capacity displays

When using Panasonic-manufactured batteries compatible with this product, the remaining battery capacity is displayed in minutes.

1h30m

Time remaining will be displayed after a brief pause.

• The battery display will change

→ → → as battery capacity decreases.

will be displayed in red when less than 3 minutes are

will flash when the battery remaining, and is empty.

• Remaining battery capacity may not be displayed correctly when using in high or low temperatures, or when the battery has not been used for a long period of time. To ensure that remaining battery capacity is displayed correctly, use the battery completely from a fully-charged state, and charge the battery again. (Remaining battery capacity may still not be displayed correctly if the battery has been used for long periods in high or low temperatures, or if the battery has been recharged a large number of times.)

• The remaining battery capacity display is a guideline and may change according to usage conditions.

• The remaining battery capacity display will momentarily disappear when switching between modes, when conducting REC CHECK operations or when changing the LCD brightness since the capacity is recalculated at these times.

• Not displayed when using AC adaptor.

Keep metal objects (such as necklaces and hairpins) away from the battery.

Short-circuiting 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.

• The battery takes longer to charge when it is warm.

• The AC adaptor can interfere with radio reception so keep radios at least 1 meter away from it.

• The AC adaptor may make some noise when you are using it, but this is normal.

• Battery cannot be recharged when the DC cord is connected to the AC adaptor.

Power sources

Using the battery

Installation

Insert the battery until it clicks into place.

2

Remove the battery while pressing the battery release button.

• Support the battery with your hand to ensure that it will not fall.

Battery release button

..

CAM

PB

MODE

AUDIO LEVEL

CH2

Mode lamp

Removal

1

Set the POWER switch to OFF, and check that the mode lamp is off.

Using the AC adaptor

Installation

1

Connect the DC cord to the AC adaptor.

2

Plug the AC power supply cord into the power outlet.

3

Insert the DC cord’s battery connector until it clicks into place.

DC cord’s battery connector

Removal

1

Set the POWER switch to OFF, and check that the mode lamp is off.

2

Remove the DC cord’s battery connector while pressing the battery release button.

3

Disconnect the AC power supply cord from the power outlet.

• Battery cannot be recharged when the DC cord is connected to the AC adaptor.

• Disconnect the AC power supply cord from the power outlet when the unit is not going to be used.

CAUTION:

This apparatus can be operated at a voltage in the range of 110 – 240 V AC.

Voltages other than 120 V are not intended for U.S.A. and Canada.

Operation at a voltage other than 120 V AC may require the use of a different AC plug.

Please contact either a local or foreign

Panasonic authorized service center for assistance in selecting an alternate AC plug.

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26

Adjusting the hand strap

Adjust the hand strap to suit your hand.

1

Open the cover and adjust the length.

2

Close the cover.

• Make sure the cover is fully closed.

Attaching/detaching the handle

Detaching the handle

1

Use a Philips-head screwdriver and remove the two screws.

2

Slide in the direction of the arrow.

The handle will detach.

Attaching the handle

Carry out the reverse of the detaching procedure to attach the handle.

• Ensure both screws are firmly fixed in place.

• When holding the handle, make sure the screws are not loose.

Attaching/detaching the grip

Detaching the grip

1

Use a Philips-head screwdriver and remove the two screws.

2

Slide in the direction of the arrow.

The grip will detach.

Attaching the grip

Carry out the reverse of the detaching procedure to attach the grip.

• When attaching, ensure both screws are firmly fixed in place.

Screws

Screws

The remote control

Insert the battery

1

Push the catch in the direction shown by

arrow to remove the holder.

Remote control usable range

The distance between the remote control and the unit’s remote control sensor: Within approx. 5 m

Angle: Approximately 10° upward, approximately 15° downward, approximately 15° leftward, or approximately 15° rightward

(when the accessory battery is used)

2

Insert the battery with the “+” marked side facing up.

Remote control sensor (Rear)

3

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.

Remote control sensor (Front)

• The remote control is intended for indoor operation.

Outdoors or under strong light, the unit may not operate properly even within the usable ranges.

• The remote control is set to OFF in the factory settings. When using the remote control, set the IR

REMOTE item in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen to ON. (Page 62 of Vol.2)

Turn on/off the camera

Set the POWER switch to ON.

Turn on the camera:

The mode lamp (CAM) lights red (CAMERA mode) and the camera is now in the recording pause mode.

Turn off the camera:

The mode lamp (CAM/PB) goes out.

Energy-saving mode

According to the settings made in the POWER

SAVE item of the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen in the settings menu, the following will apply if no designated operations* are performed for approximately five minutes while recording is paused

(when an SD Memory Card has been inserted).

ON: The camera recorder turns off automatically.

OFF: Does not switch OFF the camera.

* See the setup menus, POWER SAVE

(Page 63 of Vol.2) for details.

MEGA

O.I.S.

ON

OFF

MENU EXEC

AUDIO MON

PUSH-ENTER

+

PUSH AUTO

FOCUS

M

FUNCTION USER 1 MODE CHK

CH1

IRIS GAIN WHITE BAL

M

H

A

PRST

USER 2

..

CAM

PB

MODE

AUDIO LEVEL CH2

POWER switch

POWER

OFF

..

ON

CAM

PB

MODE

Mode lamp

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Tally lamp

The tally lamp can be illuminated during recording by setting the TALLY LAMP item of the OTHER

FUNCTIONS screen (Page 62 of Vol.2) to any setting other than OFF.

The tally lamp will flash in any of the following circumstances.

• Receiving remote control operation

(flashes 8 times per second)

• Recording error has occurred

(flashes 4 times per second)

• Battery is low (flashes 4 times per second)

• Available SD Memory Card capacity is low

(flashes 4 times per second)

• Remaining battery capacity is low

(flashes once per second)

• Remaining memory of the SD Memory Card is low (flashes once per second)

• Lamps specified via the TALLY LAMP setting flashes upon receiving signals from the remote control.

Tally lamp

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.

Using the viewfinder

1

Set the POWER switch to ON and check that images appear in the viewfinder.

2

Adjust the viewfinder’s angle so that the screen is positioned where it is easiest to see.

• You can move the viewfinder out to about

90° perpendicular to the camera.

3

Adjust the diopter adjustment dial so that you can see the characters on the viewfinder screen clearly.

Diopter adjustment dial

Eye cup

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 71 of Vol.2) for details on how to refit it.

Eye cup holder

Eye cup

Projections

• The pixels of the LCD monitor are controlled to obtain high precision with 99.99 % of the effective pixels. 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.

• Screen burn-in may occur in the LCD monitor.

However, this is not a defect.

Do not allow the eyepiece of the viewfinder to remain in direct contact with sunlight or other strong light sources.

• Internal components may be damaged and fire may be caused if light accumulates through the lens.

• When the LCD monitor is open, the viewfinder may not display anything. Close the LCD monitor. (Page 43 of Vol.2)

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Viewfinder (continued)

Using the LCD

1

Set the POWER switch to ON.

(Page 27)

2

Open the LCD monitor.

• The monitor opens to an angle of 90 degrees. The camera may be damaged by attempting to open it further than this.

Emphasizing outlines

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 button.

“EVF DTL ON” appears on the screen for about

2 seconds.

3

Position the LCD monitor where it is easiest to see.

• The monitor can be rotated 180° toward the lens and 90° toward you.

Do not apply unnecessary force to the open LCD. This can damage the camera.

MEGA

O.I.S.

ON

OFF

MENU EXEC

PUSH-ENTER

+

AUDIO MON

BARS ZEBRA OIS

EVF DTL

WFM

COUNTER-RESET/TC SET

CH1 SEL CH2 SEL

INT(L)

INPUT1

INPUT2

INPUT1

INPUT2

INPUT1

AUDIO

ON

OFF

INPUT2

ON

OFF

MIC POWER +48V

FOCUS

A

FUNCTION

M

USER 1

L

H

B

PRST

USER 2

CH1

..

CAM

PB

MODE

AUDIO LEVEL

CH2

EVF DTL button

BARS ZEBRA OIS

EVF DTL CH1 SEL

INT(L)

INPUT1

INPUT2

CH2 SEL

INPUT1

INPUT2

WFM

COUNTER-RESET/TC SET

INPUT1

AUDIO

ON

OFF

INPUT2

ON

OFF

MIC POWER +48V

FOCUS

Press EVF DTL button again to return to the original display. “EVF DTL OFF” appears on the screen for about 2 seconds.

• Ensure the LCD is fully closed.

• Operation status displays during self-portrait recording

No display: Cannot record (no card, etc.)

: Recording in progress, during transition to the recording pause mode

: Recording paused (recording standby)

: Warning display

Adjusting the screen display

1

Set the POWER switch to ON. (Page 27)

2

Press the MENU button.

• For menu operation (Page 44)

• Operations may also be performed using buttons on the remote control that correspond to those on the camera. For details, see “Description of parts (Remote control)”. (Page 23)

3

Viewfinder adjustments

Set YES under EVF SET on the setting menu

DISPLAY SETUP screen.

5

Adjust the selected item by tilting the

Operation lever in the directions.

6

Press MENU button to exit the menus.

• 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.

LCD monitor adjustments

Set YES under LCD SET on the setting menu

DISPLAY SETUP screen.

4

Select the desired item by tilting the

Operation lever in the directions, and push the Operation lever.

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Viewfinder (continued)

Changing backlight brightness

The brightness of the LCD monitor backlight can be adjusted between five different settings.

1

Select LCD BACKLIGHT from the setup menu DISPLAY SETUP screen.

2

Select and set a value in the range of +1 to

-3.

The greater the value the brighter the screen.

• This setting will remain saved even if the camera’s power is switched off.

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 TIME ZONE and CLOCK

SET. This shows you how to adjust the calendar to

17:20 on December 25, 2010.

1

Set the camera’s power switch to ON.

(Page 27)

2

Press the MENU button.

• Menu operation (Page 44)

• Operations may also be performed using buttons on the remote control that correspond to those on the camera. For details, see “Description of parts (Remote control)”. (Page 23)

3

Select the TIME ZONE item on the settings menu OTHER FUNCTIONS screen, and push the Operation lever (or tilt lever in direction).

5

Tilt the Operation lever in the direction and select YES in the CLOCK SET item on the settings menu OTHER FUNCTIONS screen.

6

Tilt the Operation lever in the directions and set to DEC.

7

Tilt the Operation lever to the direction to change to the next item, and set to 25 by tilting in the directions.

4

Pushing the Operation lever twice brings up the setting screen. Tilt the Operation lever in the directions to set the time difference from Greenwich Mean Time, and push the

Operation lever again.

Factory default setting is +00:00.

8

Repeat steps

6

and

7

to set the remaining items.

• The date can be set to any date between

January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2039.

• For any date after December 31, 2039, “- -” will appear on screen.

• Time is displayed in 24-hour format.

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Setting the calendar (continued)

9

When settings are complete, push the Operation lever, select YES on the confirmation screen, and push the

Operation lever again.

• 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. (Page 63 of Vol.2)

Basic shooting operations

Preparing for recording

1

Turn the POWER switch to ON.

(Page 27)

• Make sure the mode lamp is lit up.

2

Lift the viewfinder up, and slide the card slot cover OPEN lever right to open.

3

Fully insert an SD Memory Card into the card slot.

4

Close the SD Memory Card slot cover.

• Ensure that the cover firmly clicks into place.

3

Insert the connector part in the direction shown here, and push until the card clicks firmly into place.

• Do not perform any of the following operations while the SD Memory Card access lamp is flashing.

Performing these operations may damage the

SD Memory Card or its contents, or cause the camera to fail to operate correctly.

ā Opening the card door and removing the SD

Memory Card

ā Switching off the power

ā Connecting or disconnecting the USB connection cable

ā Removing the battery

ā Shaking or striking the camera

• Always format SD Memory Cards that have been used in other devices when first using them with this camera. (Page 36)

• If “CHECK CARD” is displayed on the viewfinder or the LCD monitor, please remove the SD Memory Card and insert it again.

• The images shot from when shooting starts until it is stopped are recorded as one clip.

• When recording is paused after a short period, a small amount of time may be required after pressing the START/STOP button to stop recording before writing to the SD Memory

Card is terminated.

This means that operations cannot be accepted if the START/STOP button is pressed immediately.

• The camera will read information from the SD

Memory Card immediately after the card is inserted. Press the START/STOP button to begin recording after PAUSE is displayed in the operation status display. (Page 47 of Vol.2)

• The camera’s factory default setting is PH mode 1080/60i recording.

(To view current setting status: Page 6 of

Vol.2)

• The upper limit for the number of clips which can be recorded on a single SD Memory Card is 900. (However, this number may exceed

900 clips at times such as when shooting immediately after the POWER switch has been set to ON.)

Checking photos taken (REC CHECK)

When recording is paused, the REC CHECK function can be used to review the video and audio recorded 2 seconds immediately prior. You can assign the REC CHECK function to USER switch

1/2/3 via the menu.

• The REC CHECK images are also recorded when a device is connected to the camera and backup images have been recorded.

• The REC CHECK function does not work when

PC has been selected as the operation mode.

• This function does not work if the REC format is changed, if the camera is set to the CAM mode after having been switched to the PB mode, if the

SD memory card slot cover is opened, or if the slot is switched after shooting.

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Basic shooting operations (continued)

SD Memory Card access lamp

Illuminated orange: Reading/writing possible

Flashing orange (slow): Accessing card

Flashing green:

Card write-protected/

CHECK CARD selection slot no space left on card

Illuminated green: Other than the selected slot

Off: No card inserted/unformatted, Unformatted card or incompatible card inserted

When the USB is connected

Flashing orange: Accessing card

Off: A status other than access underway.

Formatting SD Memory Cards

1

Set the camera’s power switch to ON.

(Page 27)

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Select CARD FUNCTIONS→CARD

FORMAT from the menu, and then push the

OPERATION lever to confirm.

• Select the slot number of the card to format when the following screen is displayed.

Select NO if you do not wish to format the card.

• Press the MENU button to close the menu display.

SD Memory Card access lamp

4

Select YES on the conformation screen.

• The SD Memory Card will be formatted.

Selecting a slot

Of the two SD memory card slots, the slot to be used for recording can be switched.

1

Press the SLOT SELECT button while recording is paused.

The access lamp of the slot for recording lights up orange.

• This function works when a recordable SD card is inserted in both slots.

• The slot cannot be switched during recording.

5

Press the MENU button to finish.

• When an SD Memory Card is formatted, all data including video data and still images recorded on the card will be erased and will not be restorable.

Save all important data to your computer.

SD Memory Card recording times

Total available recording times (approx.) when using SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards manufactured by

Panasonic

Recording mode

SD Memory

Card capacity

PS *4

(Highest quality mode

1920X1080 pixels)

*3

/

PH

*1

(Highest quality mode

*3

/

1920X1080 pixels or

1280X720 pixels)

HA *1

(High quality mode/

1920X1080 pixels)

HE *2

(Long duration mode/

1440X1080 pixels)

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

6 GB

8 GB

12 GB

16 GB

32 GB

48 GB

64 GB

Approx. 1 min 40 sec

Approx. 4 min

Approx. 9 min

Approx. 18 min

Approx. 30 min

Approx. 40 min

Approx. 1 hr

Approx. 1 hr 20 min

Approx. 2 hr 40 min

Approx. 4 hr

Approx. 5 hr 20

Approx. 2 min

Approx. 5 min

Approx. 10 min

Approx. 21 min

Approx. 33 min

Approx. 45 min

Approx. 1 hr 5 min

Approx. 1 hr 30 min

Approx. 3 hr

Approx. 4 hr 30 min

Approx. 6 hr

Approx. 3 min

Approx. 7 min

Approx. 15 min

Approx. 30 min

Approx. 45 min

Approx. 1 hr

Approx. 1 hr 30 min

Approx. 2 hr

Approx. 4 hr

Approx. 6 hr

Approx. 8 hr

Approx. 10 min

Approx.21 min

Approx. 45 min

Approx. 1 hr 30 min

Approx. 2 hr 15 min

Approx. 3 hr

Approx. 4 hr 30 min

Approx. 6 hr

Approx. 12 hr

Approx. 18 hr

Approx. 24 hr

*

1

Use an SD memory class of SD speed class 4 or above when recording on PH mode or HA mode.

*

2

Recording cannot be completed on SD Memory Cards of lower speed classes.

Use an SD memory class of SD speed class 2 or above when recording in HE mode.

*

3

PH mode: This is the highest quality mode in 1080i/720P format.

*

4

PS mode: This is the highest quality mode in 1080P format.

Use a memory card of SD speed class 6 or above when recording with PS mode. Recording cannot be performed with a memory card of lower than SD speed class 6.

• This camera uses the VBR recording system. “VBR” stands for Variable Bit Rate, and it refers to a system in which the bit rate (volume of data per given time period) varies automatically depending on the subject which is being shot. This means that the recording times will be shorter when fast-moving subjects have been recorded.

• Times displayed include time needed for processing, etc. – actual available recording times will be slightly shorter.

• Continuous recording time is a maximum of 12 hours (when using the AC adaptor).

• Recording can be restarted even if it was paused due to shortage of space.

• Even for the same card, the recording time differs depending on conditions such as the recording format and recorded images.

• The recording time of a memory card may shorten when record and delete are repeated often over and over. In that case, format the memory card with the camera. When a memory card is formatted, all data recorded on the memory card is erased and cannot be restored. Save important data to your computer.

• Please use an SD memory card class of SD speed class 6 or above when using the VFR function.

Recording cannot be performed with less than SD speed class 6.

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Basic shooting operations (continued)

Removing SD Memory Card

1

Lift the viewfinder up, and slide the card slot cover OPEN lever right to open.

• Ensure that the SD Memory Card access lamp is not flashing orange before opening the cover.

2

Press the center of the SD Memory Card so that it pops out slightly, and pull the card straight outwards.

SD Memory Card access lamp

Repairing SD Memory Cards

Never remove the SD Memory Card or disconnect the battery or DC cord while the SD Memory Card access lamp is flashing, as doing so may damage the SD Memory Card. In the event that the SD

Memory Card has been removed while the SD

Memory Card access lamp was flashing, or that the battery or DC cord has been disconnected during recording or the recording finalization process, a repair verification screen will be displayed the next time the power is switched on in order to allow errors to be repaired.

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• Do not remove the SD Memory Card or switch off the power in the following circumstances. Doing so may damage your SD Memory Card.

1) While the SD Memory Card access lamp is still flashing orange after an SD Memory Card has been inserted.

2) While the SD Memory Card access lamp is flashing such as during recording or during recording finalization.

Protecting SD Memory Cards

Move the write-protect switch on the SD Memory

Card to the “LOCK” position to prevent recorded contents being accidentally erased from the card.

Write-protect switch

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Select YES to begin repairing. When repairing is complete, “REPAIR FINISHED” will be displayed, and the camera will switch to the recording paused screen.

Select NO to switch directly to the recording paused screen without repairing.

• Memory cards cannot be repaired with the camera if NO is selected, but can still be repaired by using the AVCCAM Restorer* contents repair software.

• An SD Memory Card on which an error occurred can be repaired by using either the camera that was used for the shooting, or the AVCCAM

Restorer contents repair software.

• A repair confirmation message may be displayed after inserting an SD Memory Card which has no error, but repair will not be performed even when

YES or NO is selected.

• Repair may take up to 20 minutes or so depending on the places where the errors occurred on the card.

• Use a battery with an adequate charge or the AC adaptor.

• If the repair operation has failed, “SYSTEM

ERROR TURN POWER OFF” will be displayed.

In this case, please use the AVCCAM Restorer contents repair software.

Depending on the status of the data, it may not be possible to restore all data completely. In this case, it will no longer be possible to play back the clips that were recorded before the power was turned off.

• Clips with a total recording time of less than 10 seconds may not be able to be repaired.

• Indexes attached during recording cannot be repaired.

* AVCCAM Restorer is included on the supplied

CD-ROM.

For details on how to install it, refer to install.txt.

For details on how to use it, read the operating instructions (PDF file).

The AVCCAM Viewer can also be downloaded from the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/

Basic operations of the camera

Manual focusing

Focus ring

MENU

PUSH-ENTER

+

AUDIO MON

EXEC

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.

1

MEGA

O.I.S.

ON

OFF

PUSH AUTO

FOCUS

A

FUNCTION USER 1

DISP/

MODE CHK

CH1

POWER

OFF

..

CAM MODE

PB

AUDIO LEVEL CH2

IRIS GAIN WHITE BAL

L

H

B

USER 2

PUSH AUTO button

FOCUS switch

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 .

• Auto focus may not work properly if there is flickering. Select a shutter speed suited to the ambient light. (Page 14 of Vol.2)

• If the auto focus mode is set with any format except 60i, 60P, 50i and 50p, controlling the focus will take slightly longer than in the normal focus mode.

• Auto focus is not available for some models of lens.

• Auto focus is not available when using the VFR function.

• The focus position display does not move linearly.

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Basic operations of the camera (continued)

Using focus assist

IN RED

1

Assign IN RED to any of the USER 1 – 3 buttons in the menu SW MODE screen.

2

Press the button assigned USER SW.

The contours of the image is taken in the red outline. Adjust the focus so that the subject to focus is surrounded by the red outline.

EXPAND

1

Assign EXPAND to any of the USER 1 – 3 button in the menu SW MODE screen.

2

Press the button assigned USER SW.

The center of the screen displayed on the LCD monitor is enlarged. The screen border of the

LCD monitor turns blue in enlarged view.

• Only four items are displayed on the screen: the counter, audio level meter, zoom value, and focus value. The message or information is not displayed.

• When you press the START/STOP button while the enlarged view is operating, the previous screen returns, and the enlarged view is disabled while recording.

• The enlarged view is disabled while displaying the menu.

• The enlarged view is disabled while displaying the color bar.

• The enlarged view is disabled while operating the REC CHECK function.

• The enlarged view is disabled while operating the AREA function using the FUNCTION knob.

• The zebra pattern, marker, and safety zone are not displayed while the enlarged view is operating.

• When you press the DISP/MODE CHK button while the enlarged view is operating, the enlarged view is set to OFF.

• The WFM function is disabled while the enlarged view is operating,

• IN RED function and EXPAND function do not work at the same time.

Iris adjustments

OFF

PUSH AUTO

FOCUS

FUNCTION

IRIS GAIN WHITE BAL

IRIS dial

IRIS button

1

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.

2

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.

• Set the direction of the IRIS DIAL and aperture control in the setup menus, SW MODE screen,

IRIS DIAL. (Page 54 of Vol.2)

• Depending on your lens, AUTO IRIS may not operate.

• Depending on your lens, the CLOSE function may not work during the IRIS operation.

• Depending on your lens, for example if you are using a mount adaptor, the IRIS dial may not operate. Operate the IRIS ring of the lens.

• See the display on the IRIS METER display for the status of the light intensity. For details on the IRIS METER display, see page 47 of

Vol. 2.

Adjusting the gain

When the display is dark, increase the gain to brighten the display.

MENU EXEC

PUSH-ENTER

+

AUDIO MON

MEGA

O.I.S.

ON

OFF

PUSH AUTO

FOCUS

A

FUNCTION USER 1

DISP/

MODE CHK

CH1

IRIS GAIN WHITE BAL

L

H

B

USER 2

..

CAM MODE

PB

AUDIO LEVEL CH2

GAIN switch

1

Switch the gain with the GAIN switch.

L:

Set here under normal conditions. (The

M:

default value is ISO400/0 dB)

Increase the gain of the image amplifier.

(The default value is ISO800/6 dB.)

H:

Increase the gain of the image amplifier.

(The default value is ISO1600/12 dB.)

• You can change the L, M, and H gain values using the LOW GAIN, MID GAIN and HIGH

GAIN on the setting menu SW MODE screen.

(Page 54 of Vol.2)

Light intensity adjustments

Use the ND dial to change the ND Filter used (filter to change light intensity).

1: ND filter is not used.

2: Cuts light intensity by up to about 1/4.

3: Cuts light intensity by up to about 1/16.

4: Cuts light intensity by up to about 1/64.

ND dial

MENU EXEC

PUSH-ENTER

+

AUDIO MON

MEGA

O.I.S.

ON

OFF

PUSH AUTO

FOCUS

A

FUNCTION USER 1

IRIS GAIN WHITE BAL

L

H

B

USER 2

CH1

..

CAM

PB

MODE

AUDIO LEVEL CH2

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.

WHITE BAL switch

AWB button

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Basic operations of the camera (continued)

White balance adjustments

1

Set the shutter speed. (Page 14 of Vol.2)

2

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.

3

Set the WHITE BAL switch to A or B

(whichever one you want to save the adjustment in).

4

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

AWB Ach NG

Using presets

Use this feature when you have no time to make white balance adjustments.

1

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

2

Press the AWB button.

The white balance value switches in the following order: 3200K, 5600K, VARIABLE.

• Selecting VARIABLE enables the white balance to be set to an arbitrary value between

2.4 K and 9.9 K by moving the FUNCTION knob up and down.

• The VARIABLE white balance value displayed is not guaranteed to be an absolute value.

Please use it as a reference value.

• The VARIABLE white balance value can be checked by pressing the AWB button

• The value of VARIABLE cannot be changed when the AREA function of the FUNCTION

KNOB is operating and a frame is displayed.

• White balance cannot be adjusted if the ATW

(Auto Tracking White) function is working.

• Make the necessary adjustments if one of the following error messages appears, then try adjusting the white balance again.

Error messages

LOW LIGHT

LEVEL OVER

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.

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 change the gain and shutter speed.

• You switch to the CAM mode from the PB mode.

• You change the SYSTEM FREQ.

• When you change the shutter speed to 1/8 or less

White balance can be adjusted automatically by pressing the AWB button, while black balance can be adjusted by holding the button down. Set the conditions for white balance adjustment before proceeding.

Message during adjustment

ABB ACTIVE

Message after adjustment

ABB END

Auto Tracking White (ATW)

Using the ATW function enables the recording environment to be automatically analyzed and an optimum white balance to be constantly maintained during recording.

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 54 of Vol.2)

White balance sensor

• Depending on the environment, there may be some error in the adjustment.

• Use the procedure described on the previous 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.

• Black balance can be adjusted by holding the AWB button down even when the ATW function is in use.

• You cannot adjust the black balance while you are shooting.

• Black balance adjustment takes around 30 seconds when the shutter speed is 1/8 or less.

• If “ABB NG” message appears, attach the lens cover, then try adjusting the ABB again.

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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

START/

STOP 2 Operation lever

MENU

EXEC

PUSH-ENTER

AUDIO MON/ADV

+

2

Tilt the Operation lever in the directions to move the yellow cursor to the function you wish to set.

3

Push the Operation lever (or tilt in the direction) to display the setting items.

Example:

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4

Tilt the Operation lever in the directions to move the yellow cursor to the item you wish to set.

Example:

Using the menus

• The menu items indicated in the gray characters cannot be changed its settings.

1

When the unit is in other than playback or recording mode, press the MENU button.

The following is displayed on the viewfinder and

LCD monitor.

CAM mode (Example)

5

Push the Operation lever (or tilt in the direction) to set the item.

To change values or other parameters, tilt the

Operation lever in the directions. Select the item to be set, and then push the OPERATION lever to confirm.

Example:

PB mode (Example)

• Tilt the Operation lever in the direction to return to the previous menu.

6

Repeat steps

4 - 5 to change any other items.

Press the MENU button to complete settings and return to the normal screen.

• Tilt the OPERATION lever in the direction, or push the OPERATION lever to change the set value and return to the previous menu (in some cases).

7

Repeat steps

2 - 5 to change any other settings.

Press the MENU button to complete settings and return to the normal screen.

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 INIT in LOAD/SAVE/INIT of the USER FILE screen. The current menu settings of user file will return to the factory settings.

To initialize the scene file

Of the six scene files, select the file you want to initialize from the SCENE SELECT item in the

SCENE FILE screen. Then in the SCENE FILE screen, LOAD/SAVE/INIT, select INIT.

The settings for only the selected scene file are returned to the factory settings.

If you wish to initialize the user file and scene files at the same time, the user file and all six scene files can be restored to their factory default settings by selecting YES for the MENU

INIT item on the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen.

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Setup menu structure

Menu

SCENE FILE

(Pages 51 to 53 of Vol.2)

SW MODE

(Pages 53 to 55 of Vol.2)

RECORDING SETUP

(Page 56 of Vol.2)

FUNCTION KNOB

LOW GAIN

MID GAIN

HIGH GAIN

ATW

IRIS DIAL

USER1 SW

USER2 SW

USER3 SW

WFM

S/S SW INH

FACE FRAMING

PREREC MODE

INTERVAL REC

RELAY REC

PS/PH AUDIO MODE

MIC ALC

MIC GAIN1

MIC GAIN2

TC/UB SETUP

(Page 57 of Vol.2)

AV IN/OUT SETUP

(Page 58 of Vol.2)

SDI OUT

SDI & HDMI OUT SEL

PS MODE HDMI OUT SEL

SDI 24PsF

SDI EDH

DOWNCON MODE

HP MODE

TEST TONE

VIDEO SETUP

AUDIO OUT

SCENE SELECT

OPERATION TYPE

REC FORMAT

VFR MODE

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

B/W MODE

CARD READ

CARD WRITE

LOAD/SAVE/INIT

NAME EDIT

TC MODE

TCG

TD PRESET

UB PRESET

EXT TC LINK

Menu (continued)

DISPLAY SETUP

(Pages 59 to 60 of Vol.2)

CARD FUNCTIONS

(Page 61 of Vol.2)

USER FILE

(Page 61 of Vol.2)

META DATA

(Page 62 of Vol.2)

OTHER FUNCTIONS

(Pages 62 to 64 of Vol.2)

ACTIVATE

(Page 64 of Vol.2)

PLAY SETUP

(Page 64 of Vol.2)

THUMBNAIL

(Page 65 of Vol.2)

OPERATION

(Page 65 of Vol.2)

CARD FORMAT

CARD STATUS

CLIP PROPERTY

(only PB MENU)

CARD READ

CARD WRITE

LOAD/SAVE/INIT

CARD READ

RECORD

USER CLIP NAME

META DATA PROP

CLIP COUNTER RST

META INIT SET

EXPORT PRODUCT SERIAL

IMPORT ACTIVATION CODE

ACTIVATION LIST

PB FORMAT

REPEAT PLAY

RESUME PLAY

SKIP MODE

DELETE

INDEX

CLIP PROTECT

COPY

ZEBRA DETECT1

ZEBRA DETECT2

Y GET MARKER

SAFETY ZONE

CENTER MARKER

FOCUS BAR

REC COUNTER

VIDEO OUT OSD

IRIS METER

DATE/TIME

DATE FORMAT

LEVEL METER

ZOOM & FOCUS

CARD & BATTERY

OTHER DISPLAY

LCD BACKLIGHT

LCD SET

EVF SET

SELF SHOOT

EVF MODE

EVF COLOR

LENS CHECK

IR REMOTE

TALLY LAMP

CLOCK SET

TIME ZONE

POWER SAVE

LANGUAGE

SYSTEM FREQ

SYSTEM INFO

LENS INFO

MENU INIT

OPERATION TIME

UPDATE

LENS UPDATE

THUMBNAIL MODE

INDICATOR

DATA DISPLAY

DATE FORMAT

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Specifications

[General]

Supply voltage: DC 7.2 V

(when the battery is used)/

DC 7.3 V

(when the AC adaptor is used)

Power consumption: Recording: 12.4 W indicates safety information.

Ambient operating temperature

0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Ambient operating humidity

10% to 80% (no condensation)

Weight

Approx. 1.3 kg (2.9 lb)

(Excluding the handle, grip, battery and accessories)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

163.4 mm × 195 mm × 290.4 mm

(6-7/16 inches × 7-11/16 inches × 11-7/16 inches)

(Including the handle and grip)

[Camera]

Pickup devices

4/3 MOS fixed pickup device

Single panel (primary color filter)

Number of pixels

Effective pixels: 12.4 million approx.

Single panel (16:9)

Image size

Valid image range

Approx. 17.8 mm (H) × Approx. 10.0 mm (V)

Lens

Not included

Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds system

Lens mount

ND filter

1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Gain settings

-6 - +18dB (3dB increments)

(VIDEO CAM mode)

ISO200 – ISO3200

(FILM CAM mode)

Color temperature settings

ATW, ATW LOCK, preset 3200K, preset 5600K, preset VAR, Ach, Bch

Shutter speed settings

Preset

when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz

60i/60P mode:

1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,

1/2000 seconds

30P mode:

1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,

1/1000, 1/2000 seconds

24P mode:

1/24, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,

1/1000, 1/2000 seconds

when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz

50i/50P mode:

1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,

1/2000 seconds

25P mode:

1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,

1/1000, 1/2000 seconds

* Underline indicates when shutter is OFF

Syncro scan

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz, and

OPERATION TYPE is VIDEO CAM)

60i/60P mode:

1/60.0 seconds – 1/250.6 seconds

30P mode: 1/30.0 seconds – 1/250.6 seconds

24P mode: 1/24.0 seconds – 1/250.6 seconds

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz, and

OPERATION TYPE is VIDEO CAM)

50i/50P mode:

1/50.0 seconds – 1/250.0 seconds

25P mode: 1/25.0 seconds to 1/250.0 seconds

(OPERATION TYPE is FILM CAM)

10.0 d – 180.0 d – 360.0d

(0.5d increments, angle display)

* Underline indicates default

Slow shutter speed settings

when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz

60i/60P mode:

1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 seconds

30P mode:

1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15 seconds

24P mode:

1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 seconds

when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz

50i/50P mode:

1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 seconds

25P mode:

1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 seconds

* Only when OPERATION TYPE is set to VIDEO

CAM

Normal sensitivity

F8.0 normal

(2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflex, 1080-59.94i)

Horizontal resolution

800 TV lines (standard)

(in the center of the screen)

[Image/recording/playback]

Recording Format

AVCHD compliant

Compression formats

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Recording media

SD Memory Card:

Up to 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB

(FAT12, FAT16 format supported)

SDHC Memory Card:

4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB

(FAT32 format supported)

SDXC memory cards:

48 GB, 64GB (exFAT format supported)

However, above Class4 is supported in PH and

HA modes, and above Class6 is supported in

PS mode or during VFR recording.

Recording format (Recording mode, resolution)

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz)

PS 1080/59.94P

PH 1080/59.94i

PH 1080/29.97P

PH 1080/23.98P

PH 720/59.94P

PH 720/29.97P

PH 720/23.98P

HA 1080/59.94i

HE 1080/59.94i

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz)

PS 1080/50P

PH 1080/50i

PH 1080/25P

PH 720/50P

PH 720/25P

HA 1080/50i

HE 1080/50i

Transmission rate

PS mode: 25 Mbps approx. (VBR)

PH mode: 21 Mbps approx. (VBR)

HA mode: 17 Mbps approx. (VBR)

HE mode: 6 Mbps approx. (VBR)

Interval recording

Start/1 second/10 seconds/30 seconds

/1min/2min

* Recording mode is fixed to PH 1080/24P

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz), PH

1080/25P(when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz) and the maximum shooting time is 24 hours

VFR recording

When REC FORMAT is 1080 24P/30P:

12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/

36/40/44/48/54/60 frame/sec

When REC FORMAT is 1080 25P:

12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/

34/37/42/45/48/50 frame/sec

[Image output]

SDI output

BNC, 0.8V [p-p], 75 Ω

HD HDI

1080/60i, 1080/24PsF, 720/60P

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz)

1080/50i, 720/50P

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz)

SD SDI

480/60i

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz)

576/50i

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz)

HDMI terminal

HDMI (HDMI TypeA terminal)

1080/60P, 1080/60i, 720/60P, 480/60P

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz)

1080/50P, 1080/50i, 720/50P, 576/50P

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz)

(VIERA Link not supported)

VIDEO terminal

Pin jack, 1.0 V[p-p], 75 Ω

480/60i

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 59.94 Hz)

576/50i

(when SYSTEM FREQ is 50 Hz)

[Audio recording playback]

Recording format

Dolby Digital/2ch (in HA, HE mode)

Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM digital/2ch switch

(only in PS, PH mode)

Sampling frequency

48 kHz

Encoding

16 bit

Compressed bit rate

Dolby Digital

PS, PH mode: 384 kbps

HA, HE mode: 256 kbps

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Specifications (continued)

[Audio input]

Built-in microphone

Stereo microphone

XLR input

XLR (3 pin) x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2),

LINE/MIC selectable, high impedance

LINE: 0 dBu

MIC: -50 dBu/-60 dBu (menu selectable)

MIC POWER + 48 V ON/OFF selectable

[AUDIO output]

AUDIO output

Output: 600 Ω, 316 mV

Pin jack × 2 (CH1, CH2)

SDI

2ch (linear PCM)

HDMI

2ch (linear PCM)/5.1ch (Dolby Digital)

Headphone

3.5mm diameter, stereo mini jack × 1

Speaker

Round, 20mm diameter

[Other terminals]

Camera remote terminal

Super mini jack × 1 (2.5 mm diameter) (S/S)

Mini jack × 1 (3.5 mm diameter) (FOCUS, IRIS)

INDEX remote terminal

Super mini jack × 1 (2.5mm diameter)

TC PRESET IN/OUT terminal

VIDEO terminal dual purpose

IN: 1.0 V – 4.0 V [p-p], 10 kΩ

OUT: 2.0 V ± 0.5 V [p-p]

Low impedance

USB terminal

Card reader/writer function

(no copyright protection support)

Type mini B connector

(compliant with USB ver. 2.0)

[Monitor]

LCD

3.45 type, wide LCD color monitor

(920,000 dots approx.)

Viewfinder wide

0.45 type LCD color monitor

(1,220,000 dots equivalent approx.)

[AC adaptor]

Power Source: 110 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz

22 W

Power Output: 7.3 V DC, 1.75 A

(Camera-recorder)

8.4 V DC, 1.3 A (Charge) indicates safety information.

Weight

140 g (0.31 lb)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

103 mm × 36 mm × 62 mm

(4-1/16 inches × 1-13/32 inches × 2-7/16 inches)

Weight and dimensions are approximate.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Memo

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Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union

EU

These symbols are only valid in the European Union.

If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.

Web Site: http://panasonic.net

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Panasonic Corporation 2012

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