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Operating Instructions
High Definition Video Camera
Model No.
HDC-DX1
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
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Information for Your Safety
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT
DAMAGE,
≥DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO
RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS
FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES,
SHALL BE PLACED ON THE
APPARATUS.
≥USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES.
≥DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR
BACK); THERE ARE NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
CAUTION!
≥DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT
IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR
IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE.
ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL
VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD
DUE TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT
CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER
MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
VENTILATION VENTS.
≥DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S
VENTILATION OPENINGS WITH
NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS,
CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR ITEMS.
≥DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF NAKED
FLAMES, SUCH AS LIGHTED CANDLES,
ON THE UNIT.
≥DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
MANNER.
The socket outlet shall be installed near the
equipment and easily accessible.
The mains plug of the power supply cord shall
remain readily operable.
To completely disconnect this apparatus from
the AC Mains, disconnect the power supply
cord plug from AC receptacle.
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ª EMC Electric and magnetic
compatibility
This symbol (CE) is located on the rating plate.
Use only the recommended accessories.
≥Do not use any other AV cables, Component
cable and USB cables except the supplied one.
≥When you use the cable which are sold
separately, please make sure to use the one
whose length is less than 3 metres.
≥Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children
to prevent swallowing.
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
IEC 60825-1:2001
CAUTION
This product contains a laser diode of higher
class than 1. To ensure continued safety, do
not remove any covers or attempt to gain
access to the inside of the product. Refer all
servicing to qualified personnel.
Product Identification Marking is located
on the bottom of units.
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Information on Disposal for Users of
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(private households)
This symbol on the
products and/or
accompanying documents
means that used electrical
and electronic products
should not be mixed with
general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and
recycling, please take these products to
designated collection points, where they will
be accepted on a free of charge basis.
Alternatively, in some countries you may be
able to return your products to your local
retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent
new product.
Disposing of this product correctly 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.
Please contact your local authority for
further details of your nearest designated
collection point.
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.
Information on Disposal in other
Countries outside the European Union
This symbol is 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.
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ª Indemnity concerning recording
content
The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for
the loss of recordings due to malfunction or
defect of this unit, its accessories or recordable
media.
ª Carefully observe copyright laws
Recording of pre-recorded tapes or discs or
other published or broadcast material for
purposes other than your own private use
may infringe copyright laws. Even for the
purpose of private use, recording of certain
material may be restricted.
≥SDHC Logo is a trademark.
≥miniSD Logo is a trademark.
≥“AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are
trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial
Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation.
≥Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
≥“HDMI”, the HDMI Logo and the High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are the registered
trademarks or trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC.
≥HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Matsushita
Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
≥LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica
microsystems IR GmbH and DICOMAR is a
registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
≥Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
≥IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation of
the U.S.
≥Intel®, Pentium® and Celeron® are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of the
Intel Corporation in the United States and other
countries.
≥Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with
permission from Microsoft Corporation.
≥Other names of systems and products
mentioned in these instructions are usually the
registered trademarks or trademarks of the
manufacturers who developed the system or
product concerned.
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This product is licensed under the AVC patent
portfolio license for the personal and
non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode
video in compliance with the AVC Standard
(“AVC Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC Video that
was encoded by a consumer engaged in a
personal and non-commercial activity and/or was
obtained from a video provider licensed to
provide AVC Video. No license is granted or shall
be implied for any other use. Additional
information may be obtained from MPEG LA,
LLC. See http://www.mpegla.com.
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Contents
Information for Your Safety................... 2
Recording
Before using
Before recording .................................. 43
Recording motion pictures ................. 45
Recording modes/recordable time
available for the motion picture ...... 47
Recording still pictures (JPEG) .......... 48
Number of pixels and picture
quality for still picture recording..... 51
Various recording functions ............... 52
Features of the High Definition
Video Camera...................................... 7
Accessories .......................................... 10
Parts identification and handling ....... 11
Using the LCD monitor ........................ 18
Using the viewfinder ............................18
Using the remote control..................... 19
Discs that can be used on this
unit ..................................................... 21
Cards that you can use with this
unit ..................................................... 24
Disc and card handling........................ 25
Setup
Charging the battery ............................26
Fitting/Removing the battery .............. 26
Charging time and recordable
time .................................................... 27
Connecting to the AC outlet................ 28
Selecting a mode
(Turning the unit on/off) ................... 29
Inserting/removing a disc.................... 30
Inserting/removing an SD card ........... 33
How to use the cursor button ............. 33
Using the menu screen........................ 38
Setting date and time........................... 39
Switching the language .......................40
Adjusting LCD monitor/
viewfinder .......................................... 41
Zoom in/out function ................................ 52
Recording yourself ................................... 54
Backlight compensation function ............. 54
Fade in/fade out function ......................... 55
Colour night view function........................ 56
Soft skin mode ......................................... 57
Tele macro function ................................. 57
Self-timer recording.................................. 58
Built-in flash ............................................. 59
Image stabilizer function .......................... 60
Guide line function ................................... 61
Wind noise reduction function.................. 61
Microphone level...................................... 62
Zebra display ........................................... 63
Colour bar ................................................ 64
Manual recording functions ................ 64
Scene mode............................................. 64
Manual focus adjustment ......................... 65
White balance .......................................... 66
Manual shutter speed/aperture
adjustment............................................ 68
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Playback
With other products
Playback of motion pictures on a
disc..................................................... 69
With a TV............................................... 85
Playback using VIERA Link
(HDAVI Control) ................................ 91
Playback using Blu-ray Disc
Players ............................................... 93
Dubbing images onto a connected
DVD recorder or video device ......... 94
With a printer (PictBridge)................... 95
Motion picture playback............................69
Playing back motion pictures by date.......72
Repeat playback.......................................72
Resuming the previous playback .............73
Playback of still pictures on an
SD card .............................................. 73
Still pictures (JPEG) playback ..................73
Editing
Editing scenes...................................... 75
Deleting scenes........................................75
Protecting scenes.....................................76
Editing still pictures............................. 77
Deleting still pictures ................................77
Protecting still pictures .............................78
DPOF setting............................................79
Disc and card management
Formatting ............................................ 80
Formatting discs .......................................80
Formatting an SD card .............................80
Finalizing a disc ................................... 81
Finalizing a disc........................................81
Un-finalizing a DVD-RW...........................82
Creating a top menu.................................82
Protecting a disc ..................................83
Displaying disc information ................ 84
With a computer
Before using with a computer............. 97
What you can do with a computer............ 97
Operating environment ............................ 97
Connection and recognition ............... 98
Connection and recognition
procedures ........................................... 98
About the computer display ..................... 98
To disconnect USB cable safely .............. 99
Verifying the unit is correctly
recognised by the computer............... 100
If using a Macintosh........................... 101
Others
Menus and Indications ...................... 102
Menu list................................................. 102
Menus related to [ADVANCED] and
[SETUP] ............................................. 104
Indications.............................................. 105
Messages............................................... 107
Functions that cannot be used
simultaneously................................ 110
Frequently asked questions.............. 111
Troubleshooting................................. 112
Cautions for use................................. 118
Explanation of terms.......................... 121
Specifications..................................... 123
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Before using
Before using
Features of the High Definition Video Camera
Very clear high definition pictures
This unit is an AVCHD format video camera for recording highly detailed high definition images to an
8 cm DVD disc.
You can watch images in high-resolution HD video if you connect this unit and a high definition TV and
then play back the images. (l 85)
A
B
A High Definition images (1440k1080):
Number of available scan lines 1080
B Standard images until now (720k576): Number of available scan lines 576
High definition images
≥The still pictures above are images for explanation purposes.
ª What is the AVCHD?
This is a format for recording and playing back highly detailed high definition images.
Images are recorded based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for compressing images and audio is
recorded in Dolby Digital. It is compatible with various discs such as DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R and
DVD-R DL.
Important Notice
Do not insert discs which have been recorded in AVCHD format into devices which do not
support the AVCHD format. In some cases the disc may get stuck in the device. The disc will
not play back on devices that do not support the AVCHD format.
About the compatibility of discs recorded on this unit (Be careful about the following)
≥They are not compatible with devices other than those that support the AVCHD. (Refer to the
operating instructions of the device for details.)
≥There are some cases where the recorded motion pictures cannot be played back, even if the device
supports the AVCHD. In such cases, play the recorded motion picture with this unit instead.
≥Do not insert them into devices that are not compatible (DVD players, computers, etc. that do not
support the AVCHD) as they will not be played back.
≥A format message may appear when you insert a disc into a device that is not compatible. (If you
accidentally format the disc, the pictures you recorded will all be deleted.)
≥We recommend setting [AUTO PROTECT] to
[ON] (l 83) to prevent important scenes being
deleted by mistake. (This function’s default
setting is [ON].)
Existing DVD recorders, DVD players,
computers, etc. that do not support the
AVCHD.
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Watching High Definition images
If you connect this unit and a high definition TV A with a HDMI cable (optional) B and then play back
the pictures, you can enjoy watching them in high definition.
A
B
≥If you connect this unit to a TV that does not support high definition, the images will be standard
picture quality.
ª When connecting to a TV that does not have a HDMI terminal
Connecting with the component cable and the AV cable
Connecting with the AV cable
≥The pictures cannot be played in high definition. They will be played back in standard quality.
Using the remote control for the TV for playback
If you connect this unit to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with VIERA Link (HDAVI Control™) A
with a HDMI cable (optional) B, you can use the remote control for the TV for playback. Refer to the
operating instructions of the TV for details.
A
B
ª Other linked operations
Turning the power on and off:
If you turn the power off with the remote control for the TV, the power on this unit also turns off.
Automatic input switching:
If you connect with a HDMI cable and then turn on the power on this unit, the input channel on the TV
automatically switches to this unit’s screen. If the TV’s power is in standby status, it will turn on
automatically (if [Set] has been selected for the TV’s [Power on link] setting).
≥Depending on HDMI terminal of the TV, the input channel may not switch automatically. In this case,
use the remote control for the TV to switch input. (For details on how to switch input, please read the
operating instructions for the TV.)
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Listening in 5.1 channel surround sound
This unit has 5 internal microphones and a Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator so you can record sound with
presence that is even closer to the actual sound. The low bass area is sent to the 0.1 channel
subwoofer and you can playback sound with three-dimensional presence if you connect to a device that
is compatible with the 5.1 surround system.
≥The 5 mounted internal microphones give
better directivity.
≥Far-away sounds can be recorded more
clearly with the zoom microphone
function. (l 53)
B
A
A AV amplifier with HDMI terminal
B HDMI cable (optional)
≥Refer to the operating instructions of the TV, AV amplifier, speakers etc. for details on how to connect.
≥If you record with an external microphone, the recording is in stereo 2 channel sound.
≥Optical digital cables cannot be used for the connection. Connect to an AV amplifier with an HDMI
terminal.
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Accessories
Check the accessories before using this unit.
Battery pack
VW-VBG260
Optional accessories
Some optional accessories may not be available
in some countries.
AC adaptor (VW-AD20E-K)
AC adaptor
VW-AD20E
Battery pack (lithium/VW-VBG260/2640 mAh)
DC cable
K2GJYYC00001
Video DC light (VW-LDC102E)
AV cable
K2KZ9CB00002
Tripod (VW-CT45E)
Component cable
K2KZ9DB00004
8 cm DVD-RAM disc (double sided/
LM-AF60E)
Filter kit (VW-LF43NE)
Light bulb for video DC light (VZ-LL10E)
8 cm DVD-RAM disc (single sided/LM-AF30E)
8 cm DVD-RW disc (single sided/LM-RW30E)
AC cable
K2CQ2CA00006
Remote control
N2QAEC000023
Button-type battery
CR2025
USB cable
K2KZ4CB00011
Disc cleaning cloth
VFC3778-2
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8 cm DVD-RW disc (double sided/
LM-RW60E)
8 cm DVD-R disc (single sided/LM-RF30E)
8 cm DVD-R disc (double sided/LM-RF60E)
8 cm DVD-R DL disc (dual rayers on single
side/LM-RF55LE)
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Parts identification and handling
1
4
2
3
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
5
Lens (LEICA DICOMAR)
Built-in flash (l 59)
Recording lamp (l 104)
Lens cover
White balance sensor/remote control sensor (l 20, 67)
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6
11
12
7
13
14
8
15
16
9
17
10
18
6) Speaker
7) Viewfinder (l 18)
Due to limitations in LCD production technology, there may be some tiny bright or dark spots
on the viewfinder screen. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded
picture.
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
LCD monitor open part (l 18)
Battery holder (l 26)
DC input terminal [DC IN 7.3V] (l 28)
Menu button [MENU] (l 38)
Disc/computer access lamp [ACCESS/PC] (l 30)
Delete button [ ] (l 75, 77)
Status indicator (l 29)
Mode dial (l 29)
Cursor button (l 33)
Recording start/stop button (l 45)
Disc eject lever [DISC EJECT] (l 30)
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20
21
19
23
22
24
19) Internal microphones (5.1 channel support)
20) Zoom lever [W/T] (In recording mode) (l 52)
Volume lever [sVOLr] (In playback mode) (l 71)
21) Photoshot button [
] (l 48)
22) Eyepiece corrector knob (l 42)
23) Shoe cover (l 17)
24) Accessory shoe (l 17)
≥Accessories, such as a video DC light/VW-LDC102E (optional), are attached here.
25
26
25) Battery release lever [BATT] (l 26)
26) Tripod receptacle (l 17)
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27
29
30
28
31
32
33
35
36
37
34
38
A/V
COMPONENT
MIC
27) Reset button [RESET] (l 116)
28) LCD monitor (l 18)
Due to limitations in LCD production technology, there may be some tiny bright or dark spots on
the LCD monitor screen. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded
picture.
29)
30)
31)
32)
33)
34)
35)
Power LCD button [POWER LCD] (l 41)
Mode select switch [AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS] (l 44, 64)
Viewfinder extension knob (l 18)
Card access lamp (l 33)
Card slot (l 33)
HDMI terminal [HDMI] (l 85, 86, 88)
Audio-video output terminal [A/V] (l 89, 90, 94)
≥Use the supplied AV cable only.
36) USB terminal [ ] (l 95, 98)
37) Component terminal [COMPONENT] (l 89)
38) Microphone terminal [MIC]
≥A compatible plug-in powered microphone can be used as an external microphone.
≥When the unit is connected with the AC adaptor, sometimes noise may be heard depending on
the microphone type. In this case, please switch to the battery for the power supply and the noise
will stop.
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39
41
42
40
39)
40)
41)
42)
Disc compartment (l 30)
Grip belt (l 16)
Outlet
Cooling fan (inlet)
≥About the cooling fan: The cooling fan rotates to prevent the internal temperature rising.
Take care not to cover the inlet and outlet when using this unit.
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Before using
Using grip belt
Adjust the belt length so it fits your hand.
Adjust the belt length and the pad
position.
2
Attaching the lens cap
(Included in the Filter Kit
(VW-LF43NE; optional))
Attach the lens cap to protect the surface of the
lens.
≥When the MC protector or the ND filter of the
Filter Kit (VW-LF43NE; optional) is attached to
the front of the lens hood, use the lens cap
included in the Filter Kit.
1 Pass the end of the lens cap cord
3
through the belt.
1
1 Flip the belt.
2 Adjust the length.
3 Replace the belt.
Lens hood
Rotate the lens hood
counter-clockwise A to remove it. In
order to attach it, place into slot B,
and then rotate it clockwise C.
A
B
C
≥Attach the MC protector or the ND filter of the
Filter Kit (VW-LF43NE; optional) in front of the
lens hood. Do not attach the other accessories
on the hood. (Except for the lens cap)
(Refer to the operating instructions for the Filter
Kit.)
(Be careful about the following)
When 2 lens accessories, such as the ND filter,
are attached and the W/T lever is pressed toward
the W side, the 4 corners of an image will be
darkened. (Vignetting)
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2 Pass the lens cap through the
loop.
3 To attach or remove the lens cap,
hold both sides of the lens cap
with the tips of your finger and
thumb.
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Accessory shoe
The video DC light/VW-LDC102E (optional)
should be mounted here.
1 Open the shoe cover.
2 Connect to the accessory shoe.
Tripod receptacle
This is a hole for attaching the unit to the optional
tripod.
(Please carefully read the operating instructions
for how to attach the unit to the tripod.)
≥When a tripod is used, you can perform
operations easily using the remote control.
(l 19)
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Using the LCD monitor
Using the viewfinder
You can record the image while viewing it on the
LCD monitor.
Pull out the viewfinder.
1 Place your finger on LCD monitor
open part and pull the LCD
monitor out in the direction of the
arrow.
≥The brightness of the viewfinder (l 41) and the
field of view (l 42) can be adjusted.
≥It can open up to 90o.
2 Adjust the angle of the LCD
monitor as desired.
A
B
≥It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens
or 90o B towards the viewfinder.
≥The brightness and colour level of the LCD
monitor can be adjusted. (l 41)
≥The unit may be damaged or fail if the LCD
monitor is forcibly opened or rotated.
≥If the LCD monitor is rotated by 180x towards
the lens and the viewfinder is extended (when
recording yourself), the LCD monitor and the
viewfinder simultaneously light.
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Using the remote control
1
2
3
PHOTO
EXT
DISPLAY SHOT
DATE/
TIME
7
ZOOM
1 While pressing the stopper A,
pull out the battery holder.
8
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
A
2 Set the button-type battery with
SKIP
MENU
5
6
Install the supplied button-type battery in the
remote control before using it.
START/
STOP
VOL
4
ª Install a button-type battery
9
ENTER
10
1) Photoshot button [
]*
2) On-screen display button [EXT DISPLAY]
(l 85)
3) Date/time button [DATE/TIME] (l 40)
4) Playback operation buttons (l 69, 70, 71)
5) Delete button [ ]*
6) Direction buttons [3, 4, 2, 1] (l 39)
7) Recording start/stop button [START/
STOP]*
8) Zoom/volume buttons [ZOOM, VOL]*
9) Menu button [MENU]* (l 39)
10) Enter button [ENTER] (l 39)
* means that these buttons function in the
same manner as the corresponding
buttons on the unit.
its (i) mark facing upward and
then put the battery holder back
in place.
Concerning the button-type battery
≥When the button-type battery runs down,
replace it with a new battery (part number:
CR2025). The battery should normally last
about 1 year, however this depends on how
frequently the unit is used.
≥Keep the button-type battery out of the reach of
children.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not
recharge, disassemble, heat above 60 xC or
incinerate.
Warning
Keep the Button-Type battery out of the reach
of children. Never put Button-Type battery in
mouth. If swallowed call your doctor.
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ª Remote control usable range
The distance between the remote control and the
unit’s remote control sensor A: Within approx.
5m
Angle: Approx. 10o up and 15o down, left, and
right
A
≥The remote control is intended for indoor
operation. Outdoors or under strong light, the
unit may not operate properly even within the
usable ranges.
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Discs that can be used on this unit
DIsc type
DVD-RAM
8 cm
Single sided/
double sided
DVD-RW
8 cm
Single sided/
double sided
DVD-R
8 cm
Single sided/
double sided
DVD-R DL
8 cm
Dual layer on
single side
(DVD-RAM
Ver. 2.1)
[DVD-RW
Ver. 1.1/
2X-SPEED (2X/
1X)]
(DVD-R for
General
Ver. 2.0)
(DVD-R for DL
Ver. 3.0)
Recording format
AVCHD format
AVCHD format
AVCHD format
AVCHD format
Characteristic
Rewritable disc
Rewritable
disc*1
One time
recording disc
One time
recording disc
Display on the
screen
Indication in these
instructions
(RAM)
(-RW)
(-R)
(-R\DL)
≥Deleting recorded
scenes
¥
–*1
–
–
≥Playback on other
products*2
¥
¥*3
¥*3
¥*3
≥Recording after
finalizing
–*4
¥*5
–
–
Functions
¥: available
–: not available
*1 By formatting the disc, it can be used repeatedly. Please be aware that if a disc is formatted, then all
the data recorded on the disc will be erased and it cannot be restored. (l 80)
*2 Products that support 8 cm discs and the AVCHD.
*3 Must be finalized on this unit. (l 81)
*4 Does not need to be finalized.
*5 Un-finalize the disc. (l 82)
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Before using
≥Still pictures cannot be recorded on a disc
with this unit.
≥You cannot record or play continuously from
one side of the disc to the other when using a
double sided disc. You will need to eject the
disc and turn it over.
≥Discs inserted in a holder, cartridge, or caddy
case cannot be used. Always remove bare
discs from these containers prior to use.
≥It is recommended that you use Panasonic
discs. Usually discs compatible with the DVD
standard can be used for recording and
playback with no problems. However, some
commercially available discs do not meet the
DVD standard for quality and performance. If
you use one of these discs, you may not be
able to record or playback normally. (The
message “FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
PANASONIC DISC IS RECOMMENDED.”
appears.) Refer to the following support site for
information about discs that have been
confirmed as compatible by Panasonic.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
≥Discs recorded on this unit may not be
playable on other products even if the other
products support the AVCHD. In such
cases, play back the disc on this unit
instead.
≥When using DVD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-R DL
do not perform the following as it may make
the disc unusable.
– Record on a disc with other products after
recording on it with this unit.
– Record on a disc with this unit after recording
on it with other products.
– Insert an un-finalized disc in any other
products.
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ª About DVD-R DL (dual layer on
single side)
DVD-R DL (dual layer on single side) discs have
two layers of recording and playback surface on
one side. If a scene does not fit on the first layer
(L0), recording continues on the second layer
(L1) so one scene is recorded across two layers.
This unit automatically switches layers during
disc playback so you can play the whole of the
disc continuously like a normal disc. However,
the image or the sound may momentarily stop at
the point where the layers switch.
ª Examples of discs that cannot be
used on this unit
≥DVD-RAM (2.6 GB) Ver. 1.0
≥DVD-R (3.9 GB) Ver. 1.0
≥DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring Ver. 2.0
≥Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm
≥Dual layer on single side discs other than
DVD-R DL
≥iRW
≥iR
≥DVD-ROM
≥DVD-Video
≥CD-R
≥CD-RW
≥CD-ROM
≥CD
≥LD
≥MO
≥MD
≥iD
≥Floppy disk
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Before using
When using brand-new DVD-RAM
or DVD-RW
When using DVD-RAM or DVD-RW, format the
disc.
When a brand-new DVD-RAM or DVD-RW is
inserted in this unit, the screen shown in the
illustration may be displayed.
When inserting a disc recorded
on another device
When a DVD-RAM or a DVD-RW recorded on
another device is inserted in this unit, the screen
shown in the illustration may be displayed.
Move the cursor button up or down
to select [YES], then press the
cursor button.
≥If the disc is formatted (l 80), then it can be
used. However, all the data recorded on the
disc will be erased. Check the data before
formatting.
≥If the disc is formatted, then all the data
recorded on the disc will be erased.
≥DVD-R or DVD-R DL recorded on another
device cannot be formatted and used for
recording.
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Before using
Cards that you can use with this unit
Card type
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
Capacity
8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB,
128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB,
1 GB, 2 GB
4 GB
Indication in these instructions
(SD)
This unit (an SDHC compatible device) is compatible with both SD Memory Cards and SDHC
Memory Cards. You can use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are compatible with them.
However, you cannot use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD
Memory Cards. (When using an SDHC Memory Card on another device, always read the operating
instructions of that device.)
≥Motion pictures cannot be recorded on an SD card with this unit.
≥Please confirm the latest information on the following website. (This website is in English only.)
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
≥For the purposes of these operating instructions, SD Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card are
referred to as the “SD card”.
≥This unit supports SD Memory Cards formatted in FAT12 system and FAT16 system based on SD
Memory Card Specifications and SDHC Memory Cards formatted in FAT32 system.
≥If you wish to use Memory Cards that are 4 GB, SDHC Memory Cards only can be used.
≥4 GB (or more) Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo are not based on SD Memory Card
Specifications.
≥Use this unit to format SD cards. If an SD card is formatted on other products (such as a computer),
the time spent for recording may become longer and you may not be able to use the SD card. (l 80)
(Do not format it on a PC etc.)
≥We recommend that you use a Panasonic brand SD card.
≥When the write-protect switch A on the SD Card is locked, no recording, deletion or editing will be
possible on the card.
A
4
≥Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
≥A MultiMediaCard cannot be used on this unit.
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Before using
Disc and card handling
ª How to hold a disc or card
Do not touch the recorded surface or the terminal
surface.
ª When inserting/removing a disc
Do not allow fingerprints or dirt to get on the
recording/playback side of the disc.
≥If there are scratches or dirt (e.g. dust or
fingerprints) on the recording/playback side of
the disc, normal recording/playback may not be
possible and the following kind of phenomena
may occur.
– Recording/playback is not possible.
– The image or the sound is interrupted or
stops momentarily.
– Noise appears on the image or the sound.
– The message “NO DATA.”, “PLEASE
CHECK THE DISC.”, “CHECK THE DISC
AFTER PUSHING THE RESET SWITCH TO
REPAIR IT.”, etc. appears.
ª If there is dirt on the disc
≥Clean it with the supplied disc cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the centre to the outer edge
to remove the dirt. Do not use force when
wiping the disc as it may scratch it. Also, do not
use solvents (thinner, water, antistatic agent,
detergent etc.)
ª Handling precautions
≥Be careful about scratches and dirt.
≥Do not attach labels or stickers to discs. (This
may cause disc warping and un-balanced
rotation, rendering it unusable.)
≥Write on the label side of the disc only with a
soft, oil-based felt pen. Do not use ballpoint
pens or other hard writing implements.
≥Do not use record cleaning sprays, benzine,
thinner, static electricity prevention liquids or
any other solvent.
≥Do not use scratch-proof protectors or covers.
≥Do not drop, stack, or impact discs. Do not
place objects on them.
≥Do not use the following discs:
– Discs with exposed adhesive from removed
stickers or labels.
– Discs that are badly warped or cracked.
– Irregularly shaped discs, such as heart
shapes.
≥Do not expose the terminals of the card to
water, garbage or dust.
≥Do not place in the following areas:
– In direct sunlight.
– In very dusty or humid areas.
– Near a heater.
– Locations susceptible to significant
difference in temperature (condensation can
occur).
– Where static electricity or electromagnetic
waves occur.
≥To protect discs and cards, return them to their
cases when you are not using them.
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Setup
Setup
≥We recommend using Panasonic batteries
(VW-VBG260).
≥If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee
the quality of this product.
Charging the battery
When this unit is purchased, the battery is not
charged. Charge the battery before using this
unit.
≥If the DC cable is connected to the AC
adaptor, then the battery will not charge.
Remove the DC cable from the AC adaptor.
≥The Panasonic battery that can be used
with this unit is VW-VBG260. Other
Panasonic batteries will not work. (l 27)
Fitting/Removing the battery
Fitting the battery
Push the battery against the battery
holder and slide it until it clicks.
A
1 Connect the AC cable to the AC
adaptor and the AC outlet.
≥Remove the DC cable beforehand.
Removing the battery
While sliding the BATT lever, slide
the battery to remove it.
2 Put the battery on the battery
mount by aligning the mark, and
then securely plug it in.
≥The output plug of the AC cable is not
completely connected to the AC adaptor
socket. As shown in A, there is a gap.
ª Charging lamp
Lights up: Charging
Goes off: Charging completed
Flashing: Make sure that the terminals of the
battery or the AC adaptor are not
exposed to dirt, foreign objects or
dust, then reconnect them properly.
Disconnect the AC cable from the AC
outlet when you remove dirt, foreign
objects or dust on the terminals of the
battery or the AC adaptor.
If the charging lamp is still flashing,
something may be wrong with the
battery or AC adaptor. Contact your
dealer.
≥Battery charging time (l 27)
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≥Hold the battery with your hand so it does not
fall.
≥Before removing the battery, be sure to set the
Mode dial to OFF and check that the status
indicator is off.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Setup
Charging time and recordable time
ª About batteries that you can use with this unit
The Panasonic battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBG260.
VW-VBG260 comes with a function to check whether the battery and unit can be safely used together.
≥Batteries made by other companies which have been certified by Panasonic may be used with this
unit, but we offer no guarantee as to the quality, performance or safety of such batteries.
≥In order to safely use the unit we recommend that you use genuine Panasonic batteries which have
been subject to our quality control process.
≥We cannot accept any liability whatsoever for damages to the unit or accidents caused by
non-genuine Panasonic batteries (including those that have been certified by Panasonic).
≥Exercise care when purchasing batteries. Many fake or imitation batteries have been found among
those sold at unusually low prices and those which customers cannot check for themselves before
purchasing.
ª Charging time
The times shown in the tables below are for when the temperature is 25 oC and the humidity is 60%.
If the temperature is higher or lower than 25 oC, the charging time will become longer.
Battery model number
Voltage/capacity
Charging time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBG260 (optional)
7.2 V/2640 mAh
2 h 50 min
≥The charging time shown in the table are approximations.
≥“2 h 50 min” indicates 2 hours 50 minutes.
≥When you charge a battery that has not been used for long time, the charging time will become
longer.
ª Recordable time (When using a DVD-RAM disc)
≥The times shown in the table below are for when the temperature is 25 oC and the humidity is 60%.
These times are approximations. The times indicate the recordable time when the viewfinder is used.
The times in parentheses indicate the recordable time when the LCD monitor is used.
≥The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time on a disc when repeatedly starting/stopping
recording, turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever, etc.
Battery model
number
Supplied
battery/
VW-VBG260
(optional)
Voltage/
capacity
7.2 V/
2640 mAh
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuously
recordable time
Actual recordable
time
HF
1 h 35 min
(1 h 35 min)
40 min
(40 min)
HN
1 h 45 min
(1 h 40 min)
45 min
(45 min)
HE
1 h 50 min
(1 h 45 min)
45 min
(45 min)
≥The recordable time shown in the table are approximations.
≥“1 h 35 min” indicates 1 hour 35 minutes.
≥The recordable times will vary depending on the status of use. These times are approximations.
The recordable time will become shorter in the following cases:
– When you use both the viewfinder and the LCD monitor simultaneously while rotating the LCD
monitor frontward to record yourself, using the 0 Lux colour night view function, etc.
– When you use this unit with the LCD monitor lit up by pressing the POWER LCD button.
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Setup
≥The batteries heat up after use or charging.
This unit will also heat up while being used.
This is not a malfunction.
≥Be aware that the operating time of the battery
will become shorter in low temperatures. We
recommend charging a spare battery for use
when recording.
ª About the remaining battery
capacity indication
The remaining battery capacity is displayed in
minutes when using the Panasonic battery that
you can use for this unit. It may take time to
display the remaining battery capacity.
≥When turning the mode dial to switch modes,
the time indication will turn off in order to
recalculate the remaining battery capacity time.
≥When using batteries made by other
companies the remaining battery capacity will
not be shown.
Connecting to the AC outlet
The unit is in the standby condition when the AC
adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is
always “live” as long as the AC adaptor is
connected to an electrical outlet.
90min
≥The display changes as the battery capacity
reduces.
#
#
#
#
.
If there are less than 3 minutes, then
will become red. If the battery discharges, then
will flash.
≥The remaining battery capacity may not be
displayed correctly where the temperature is
low or high or if the battery was not used for a
long period of time.
To correctly display the remaining battery
capacity, recharge the battery, discharge it and
then charge it again. (Even if this operation is
performed, it may not be possible to display the
remaining battery capacity correctly if the
battery was used for a long period of time
where the temperature is low or high or if the
battery was repeatedly charged.)
≥The maximum amount of remaining battery
capacity able to be indicated is 240 minutes. If
the actual remaining time exceeds
240 minutes, the indication will stay green and
will not change until the remaining time falls
below 240 minutes.
≥Depending on the conditions of use, the time
displayed on the remaining battery capacity
indication will change so use it as an
approximation.
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1 Connect the AC cable to the AC
adaptor and the AC outlet.
2 Connect the DC cable to the AC
adaptor.
3 Connect the DC cable to the DC
input terminal DC IN 7.3V.
≥Do not use the AC cable with any other
equipment as it is designed only for this
unit. Do not use the AC cable from other
equipment with this unit.
≥While the DC cable is connected to the AC
adaptor, the battery will not charge.
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Setup
Selecting a mode
(Turning the unit on/off)
Recording mode (l 45, 48)
Use this to record motion pictures on
a disc and still pictures on an SD card.
Rotate the mode dial to switch to recording,
playback, PC connection or power OFF.
≥Rotate the mode dial slowly.
Playback mode (l 69, 73)
Use this to play back motion pictures
recorded on a disc and still pictures
recorded on an SD card.
How to turn on the power
While pressing the lock release
button, set the mode dial to
,
or PC .
≥Rotate the mode dial while at the same time
pressing in the lock release button A if
changing from OFF to another mode.
≥Align with the status indicator B.
B
PC
OF
F
A
The status indicator lights and the power turns
on.
≥The lens cover opens in recording mode.
≥When the unit is turned on for the first time, a
message asking you to set the date and time
will appear. Select [YES] and set the date and
time. (l 39)
How to turn off the power
Set the mode dial to OFF.
PC
OFF
PC Connection mode (l 98)
Use this to view and download still
pictures recorded on an SD card on a
computer.
The power turns off.
≥Do not forcefully rotate the dial.
When the power is turned on for the first time
after changing the disc or battery, the unit
carries out a recognition procedure to check
that there are no problems with the disc.
This takes approximately 25 seconds with
DVD-RAM.
If you want to start using the unit as soon as
you turn on the power, do the following.
1) Turn on the power.
2) After “READING DISC...” disappears
from the screen, turn off the power.
You can start recording approximately
13 seconds after you turn on the power again.
≥Depending on the condition of the disc, it
may take longer than this.
≥If the date and time are not set, it will take
longer than usual before you can start
recording.
PC
OFF
The status indicator goes off and the power turns
off.
≥The lens cover closes when the mode dial is
set to OFF.
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Setup
How to turn the power on and off
with the LCD monitor/viewfinder
When the mode dial is set to
, the power can
be turned on and off with the LCD monitor and
the viewfinder.
ª To turn on the power
Open the LCD monitor or extend the
viewfinder.
Inserting/removing a disc
When inserting or removing the disc, fit the
charged battery pack or connect the AC adaptor
to the unit. The cover of the disc compartment
will not open unless the unit is powered.
1 Attach the battery or connect the
AC adaptor.
2 Slide the DISC EJECT lever once
and release it.
ACCESS
/PC
A
The status indicator A lights and the power turns
on.
≥It lights up when the viewfinder is extended with
the LCD monitor closed. (When the LCD
monitor is opened, the viewfinder turns off.)
ª To turn off the power
Close the LCD monitor and retract
the viewfinder.
A
≥The status indicator A goes off and the power
turns off. The power will not turn off unless the
LCD monitor is closed and the viewfinder is
retracted.
≥The power will not turn off while recording
motion pictures even if the LCD monitor is
closed and the viewfinder is retracted.
Set the mode dial to OFF when this unit is not
being used.
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A
DISC EJECT
A few moments after the ACCESS/PC lamp
A blinks, the cover of the disc compartment
will open slightly.
3 Open the cover of the disc
compartment by hand and insert/
remove the disc.
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Setup
Inserting disc
Removing disc
Fit the disc onto the spindle in the centre.
While pressing down on the spindle, grasp the
edge of the disc and gently lift it out.
B
A
C
A Recording/playback side
B Pickup lens
C Press until it clicks.
≥Be careful not to touch the recording/playback
side of the disc when inserting/removing it.
4 Push the section marked
PUSH CLOSE on the cover of the
disc compartment to close the
cover.
≥When using brand-new DVD-RAM or DVD-RW
(l 23)
≥When inserting a disc recorded on another
device (l 23)
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Setup
ª Identifying recording/playback
sides of disc
A
D
DV
-RAM / SIDE A
B
A “SIDE A” mark
B The opposite side is the “SIDE A” recording/
playback side.
Single sided disc/dual layer on single side
disc:
The recording/playback side is opposite to the
labelled side.
Double sided disc:
The “SIDE A” recording/playback side is the side
opposite the side with the “SIDE A” mark.
The “SIDE B” recording/playback side is the side
with the “SIDE A” mark.
≥Do not use excessive force when opening the
cover.
≥Do not touch the pickup lens or the recording/
playback side of the disc.
This may impair recording and playback.
≥Insert the disc securely to prevent damage.
≥When you open the cover, the ACCESS/PC
lamp flashes. Do not leave the cover open.
≥If the cover is open, the power will not turn off
even if the Mode dial is set to OFF.
≥If the disc is not correctly inserted, the cover
will not close. Never try to forcibly close the
cover. This could cause damage. Reinsert the
disc properly.
≥If a single sided disc is inserted into the unit
with the printed label facing the inside, an error
message will appear. Remove the disc and
reinsert it with its recording/playback side
facing the inside.
≥Do not allow the recording/playback side to
become dirty or scratched.
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≥Do not remove the battery pack or disconnect
the AC adaptor while removing the disc or until
power is completely turned off. If you do, the
cover will not open. If this happens, reattach
the battery pack or reconnect the AC adaptor,
slide the DISC EJECT lever once, and then
release it. A repair disc message may be
displayed when the power is turned back on.
(l 109)
≥Do not insert anything other than the 8 cm
DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-R DL
disc into the disc compartment. Doing so could
cause malfunctions. (l 22)
≥Do not touch the pickup lens or other parts
inside the disc compartment. Be sure not to
touch the area around the pickup lens for it
becomes extremely hot.
After inserting a disc/After recording
finishes
While the ACCESS/PC lamp is lit, the disc is
rotating and disc information is being
recorded. If the power supply is interrupted at
this time, the disc may become unusable. Do
not disconnect the AC adaptor or remove the
battery. Also, do not strongly shake or cause
impact to the unit.
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Setup
Inserting/removing an SD
card
ª Card access lamp
Be sure to set the mode dial to OFF before
inserting/removing an SD card.
If the SD card is inserted or removed while the
power is on, this unit may malfunction or the
data recorded on the SD card may be lost.
1 Set the mode dial to OFF.
≥Check that the status indicator has gone
off.
2 Open the LCD monitor and then
insert/remove the SD card into/
from the card slot.
≥When this unit accesses the SD card (reading,
recording, playback, erasing, etc.), the access
lamp lights up.
≥If the following operations are performed when
the access lamp is lit, then the SD card or the
recorded data may be damaged or this unit
may malfunction.
– Removing the SD card
– Operating the mode dial
– Removing the battery or disconnecting the
AC adaptor
How to use the cursor button
≥When inserting an SD card, face the label
side A upwards and press it straight in as
far as it goes.
≥When removing the SD card, press the
centre of the SD card and then pull it
straight out.
ª Concerning the SD card
≥Electrical noise, static electricity or failure of
this unit or the SD card may damage or erase
the data stored on the SD card. We
recommend saving important data on a
computer using the supplied USB cable
beforehand. (l 99)
OF
PC
A
This unit has a cursor button A for selecting
functions, performing operations, etc. so it is
easy to operate this unit with one hand.
F
1/3 NEXT
B
A
B Operating the operation icons and menu
screens that are displayed
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Setup
Basic operations
Operations during playback
Operations on the menu screen and selection of
files on the thumbnail view screen, etc.
Move the cursor button up, down,
left, or right to select an item or
scene, and then press the cursor
button to set it.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Move the cursor button up,
down, left or right to select the
scene to be played back and
press the cursor button.
1
5
3
4
2
1 Select by moving up.
2 Select by moving down.
3 Select by moving left.
4 Select by moving right.
5 Press the cursor button to set the item.
≥Menu screen operations (l 38)
Operations during recording
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
The selected scene is played back on the full
screen. The operation icon is automatically
displayed on the screen.
2 Move the cursor button up,
.
down, left or right to operate.
1 Press the centre of the cursor
button, and icons will be
displayed on the screen.
≥The operation icon appears or disappears
each time the centre of the cursor button is
pressed.
≥The indication disappears when the centre
of the cursor button is pressed again.
≥The indication changes each time the
cursor button is moved down.
2 Move the cursor button up, left or
right to select an item.
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Setup
About the operation icons displayed in each mode
Recording mode
Icon
Direction
(2/3)
(3/3)
Page
Backlight compensation
54
2
Fade
55
1
Help mode
37
3
Colour night view/0 Lux colour night view
56
2
Soft skin mode
57
3
(1/3)
Function
1
Tele macro
57
Ø
3
Self-timer recording
58
ß
2
Flash
59
1
Red eye reduction
60
Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to MANUAL.
In manual mode
[MANUAL]
(4/4)
3
White balance
66
2
Iris or gain value
68
1
Shutter speed
68
Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to FOCUS.
In manual focus
mode [FOCUS]
(5/5)
21
Manual focus adjustment
65
≥The shaded operation icons are not displayed while recording.
≥About switching between AUTO and MANUAL (l 44)
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Setup
Playback mode (
In motion picture playback)
Icon
Direction
1/;
3
Playback/pause
69
∫
4
Stop playback and show thumbnails
69
6
2;
5
;1
2
1
Playback mode (
Function
Page
Rewind (during playback)
69
Reverse slow/frame playback (during pause)
70
Fast forward (during playback)
69
Forward slow/frame playback (during pause)
70
In still picture playback)
Icon
Direction
1/;
3
Slide show start/pause
73
∫
4
Stop playback and show thumbnails
73
E
2
Playback previous picture (during pause)
73
D
1
Playback next picture (during pause)
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Setup
To exit the help mode
Help mode
Press the MENU button or select [END].
The help mode explains the operation icons
displayed when the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS
switch is set to AUTO in recording mode.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the cursor button to
display the icon.
≥When the help mode is used, functions cannot
be set.
≥When the help mode is used, motion pictures
and still pictures cannot be recorded.
2 Move the cursor button right to
select [
].
3 Move the cursor button up, left or
right to select the desired icon.
An explanation of the selected icon scrolls at
the bottom of the screen.
≥The indication changes each time the
cursor button is moved down.
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Setup
Using the menu screen
Refer to “Menu list” (l 102) for information about
the menus.
1 While stopped, press the MENU
button.
4 Move the cursor button up or
down in order to select the
submenu item.
C
MENU
C Current settings on menus
The menu displayed differs depending on the
position of the mode dial.
≥Do not switch the mode dial when the
menu is displayed.
5 Move the cursor button right or
press the cursor button.
2 Move the cursor button up or
down in order to select the
desired top menu A.
A
6 Move the cursor button up or
down in order to select the
desired item.
3 Move the cursor button right or
press the cursor button.
B
7 Press the centre of the cursor
button to enter the selection.
The submenu B is displayed.
To get back to the previous screen
Move the cursor button left.
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Setup
To exit the menu screen
Press the MENU button.
MENU
≥The menu screen does not appear during
recording or playing. You cannot start other
operations while the menu screen appears.
Operating with remote control
The menu screen transition is the same as when
the buttons on the main unit are used.
1 Press the MENU button.
MENU
ENTER
Setting date and time
When the unit is turned on for the first time, a
message asking you to set the date and time will
appear. Move the cursor button up or down to
select [YES], press the centre of the cursor
button and then perform steps 2 and 3 below to
set the date and time.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [BASIC] # [CLOCK SET] #
[YES] and press the cursor
button.
2 Move the cursor button left or
right to select the item to be set.
Then, move the cursor button up
or down to set the desired value.
2 Select a menu item.
MENU
≥The year will change as follows:
2000, 2001, ..., 2039, 2000, ...
≥The 24-hour system is used to display the
time.
ENTER
≥Use the direction buttons (3, 4, 2, 1)
and ENTER button in place of the cursor
button on the main unit.
3 Press the MENU button to exit
the menu screen.
3 Press the cursor button to enter
the selection.
≥The clock function starts at [00] seconds
when the cursor button is pressed.
≥After pressing the MENU button to finish
the setting, check the date and time
display.
MENU
ENTER
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Setup
Changing the date and time display style
Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] #
[DATE/TIME] # desired display style and press
the cursor button.
≥You can also show or change the date and time
display by repeatedly pressing the DATE/TIME
button on the remote control.
[DATE]
Switching the language
You can switch the language on the screen
display or the menu screen.
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [LANGUAGE] and press
the cursor button.
[D/T]
15.12.2007
15:30 15.12.2007
[OFF]
2 Select [English] and press the
Changing the display style
Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] #
[DATE FORMAT] # desired display style and
press the cursor button.
Display style
Screen display
[Y/M/D]
2007.12.15
[M/D/Y]
12 15 2007
[D/M/Y]
15.12.2007
≥The date and time function are driven by a
built-in lithium battery.
≥Make sure to check the time before recording.
≥If the time display becomes [- -], the built-in
lithium battery has run down. Use the following
steps to charge the battery. When you turn on
the power for the first time after charging, a
message asking you to set the date and time
will appear. Select [YES] and set the date and
time.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery:
Connect the AC adaptor or attach the battery to
the unit, and the built-in lithium battery will be
recharged. Leave the unit as it is for approx.
24 hours and the battery will save the date and
time for approx. 6 months. (The battery is still
being recharged even if the mode dial is set to
OFF.)
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cursor button.
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Setup
Adjusting LCD monitor/
viewfinder
Adjusting the brightness and
colour level
1 Press the MENU button, then
ª In order to increase the
brightness of the entire LCD
monitor
Press the POWER LCD button.
POWER LCD
select [SETUP] # [LCD SET] or
[EVF SET] # [YES] and press the
cursor button.
2 Move the cursor button up or
down to select the item to be
adjusted. Then, press the centre
of the cursor button to set and
then move the cursor button left
or right to make the adjustment.
The bar display moves.
≥After adjustments are made if no operations
are performed for about 2 seconds, the bar will
disappear.
≥Press the MENU button to exit the menu
screen.
[LCD SET]
[BRIGHTNESS]: Brightness of the LCD monitor
[COLOUR]:
Colour level of the LCD monitor
[EVF SET]
[BRIGHTNESS]: Brightness of the viewfinder
The [
] indication appears on the LCD
monitor.
≥Press the POWER LCD button if the
surroundings are bright and the LCD monitor is
difficult to see. The entire LCD monitor will
become approx. twice as bright as usual.
≥When the POWER LCD button is pressed
again, the [
] indication disappears and the
original brightness is restored.
≥This will not affect the images to be recorded.
≥If you turn on the unit when the AC adaptor is
used, this function will automatically be
activated.
≥This function cannot be used in PC connection
mode.
≥To adjust the brightness of the viewfinder,
close the LCD monitor and extend the
viewfinder to activate it.
≥When the LCD monitor is rotated by 180°
towards the lens, the brightness and colour
level of the LCD monitor cannot be adjusted.
≥These settings will not affect the images
actually recorded.
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Setup
Changing the picture quality on
the LCD monitor ([LCD AI])
Press the MENU button, then select
[SETUP] # [LCD AI] # [DYNAMIC] or
[NORMAL] and press the cursor
button.
Adjusting the field of view
Adjust the focus by sliding the
eyepiece corrector knob.
MENU
15.12.2007
15.12.2007
[DYNAMIC]:
The image on the LCD monitor becomes clear
and vivid. Optimum contrast and brightness are
set depending on the scenes recorded. Clear
and brilliant images are presented.
[NORMAL]:
Switches to the standard picture quality.
≥The effect will vary depending on the scene
recorded.
≥The picture quality on the viewfinder will not be
affected.
≥This function is automatically set to [DYNAMIC]
when the brightness of the LCD monitor is
increased (the [
] indication appears on the
LCD monitor) and cannot be set to [NORMAL]
independently.
≥This will not affect the images to be recorded.
≥When the LCD monitor is rotated by 180°
towards the lens, the [LCD AI] is set to
[NORMAL].
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Recording
Recording
Before recording
Basic camera positioning
1
3
B
5
2
A
4
C
6
D
1 Hold the unit with both hands.
2 Put your hand through the grip belt.
3 Do not cover inlet A or outlet B of the cooling fan with your hand as it will prevent heat release.
If heat builds up inside the unit, it could be damaged.
4 Do not cover the microphones C or the sensors D with your hands.
5 Keep your arms near your body.
6 Slightly open your legs.
≥When you are outdoors, record pictures with the sunlight behind you. If the subject is backlit, it will
become dark in the recording.
≥When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another
person, a ball etc.
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ª About auto mode
Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to
AUTO, and colour balance (white balance) and
focusing will be adjusted automatically.
AUTO
MANUAL
FOCUS
– Automatic white balance (l 121)
– Auto focus (l 122)
Depending on the brightness of the subject etc.,
the aperture and shutter speed are automatically
adjusted for an optimum brightness.
(The shutter speed is adjusted to a maximum of
1/250 in recording mode.)
≥Colour balance and focus may not be adjusted
automatically depending on light sources or
scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings.
– Scene mode setting (l 64)
– White balance setting (l 66)
– Shutter speed setting (l 68)
– Iris/gain value setting (l 68)
– Manual focus setting (l 65)
Anti-Ground-Shooting (AGS)
This function prevents unnecessary recording
when you forget to pause recording and walk
with the unit tilted upside down while recording
continues.
≥If the unit continues to be tilted upside down
from the normal horizontal position while
recording motion pictures, it is automatically set
to recording pause.
Turning the AGS function on/off
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
Press the MENU button, then select
[VIDEO] # [AGS] # [ON] or [OFF]
and press the cursor button.
MENU
≥This function’s default setting is [OFF].
≥The AGS function may activate and cause the
unit to pause the recording if you are recording
a subject right above or right below you. In
these cases, set [AGS] to [OFF] then continue
the recording.
≥Use the recording start/stop button to pause
the recording. The AGS function is only a
backup function for when you forget to pause
the recording.
≥The time it takes the unit to be put into
recording pause after being tilted upside down
varies depending on the operating conditions.
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Recording
Recording motion pictures
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
To end the recording
Press the recording start/stop button again to
pause recording.
Record motion pictures onto a disc.
≥This unit is compatible with the 16:9 aspect
ratio of a wide-screen TV and images are
recorded in high definition video.
1 Rotate the mode dial to select
.
PC
OF
F
The lens cover opens automatically.
2 Open the LCD monitor or extend
the viewfinder.
≥[¥] and [;] are red during recording. Do not
move this unit until [;] is green.
≥The images recorded between pressing the
recording start/stop button to start recording
and pressing it again to pause recording
become one scene.
≥When about 5 minutes have passed without
any operation in recording pause, the unit
automatically turns off to prevent the battery
from running down. When you want to use the
unit, turn it on again.
This setting can also be set to [OFF]. (l 104)
3 Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.
≥The power will not turn off while recording
on a disc even if the LCD monitor is closed
and the viewfinder is retracted.
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Recording
ª Screen indications in the disc
recording mode
A
B
C
A Recording mode
B Remaining time left for recording
(When the remaining time is less than
1 minute, [R0min] flashes red.)
C Recording time elapsed
≥The maximum number of scenes on a disc (per
side): 999 (Even if there is remaining capacity
for recording on a disc, you may not be able to
record 999 scenes.)
≥The maximum number of recordable scenes
with different dates (on one side of the disc): 99
(In some cases, scenes recorded on the same
day will be recorded with different dates
(l 72))
≥Discs with more than the maximum scenes or
dates cannot be used with this unit.
≥Sound is recorded from the internal
microphones on the top of this unit. Take care
not to block this microphone.
≥Put the unit in pause mode when connecting or
disconnecting an external microphone with the
MIC terminal. If an external microphone is
connected or disconnected while recording, the
audio will not be recorded properly.
≥Each time the unit is put into recording pause,
the counter display will be reset to “0h00m00s”.
≥While motion picture recording is in progress,
the recording will not stop even if the LCD
monitor is closed and the viewfinder is
retracted.
≥While “WRITING CONTROL DATA TO THE
DISC. DO NOT SHAKE THE UNIT.” is
displayed, do not disconnect the AC adaptor or
remove the battery as doing so may make the
disc unusable.
≥While motion picture recording is in progress,
do not disconnect the AC adaptor or remove
the battery. If you do, a repair disc message
may be displayed when the power is turned
back on. (l 109)
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The ACCESS/PC lamp lights immediately
after recording finishes. While it lights, the disc
is rotating and disc information is being
recorded. If you run while holding the unit or
swing it, the recorded images may be
distorted so do not strongly shake or cause
impact to it.
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Recording
Recording modes/recordable time available for the motion
picture
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
Switch the picture quality of the motion pictures to be recorded.
¬ Rotate
the mode dial to select
.
Press the MENU button, then select [VIDEO] # [REC MODE] # desired item
and press the cursor button.
Approximate recordable time for 1 disc
Disc type
HF
HN
HE
(RAM)
(-RW)
(-R)
Approx. 14 min
Approx. 21 min
Approx. 31 min
(-R\DL)
Approx. 26 min
Approx. 40 min
Approx. 60 min
HF : Motion pictures can be
recorded with the
highest picture quality.
HN : Motion pictures can be
recorded with normal
picture quality.
HE : Motion pictures can be
recorded for longer
time.
≥Motion pictures can be recorded with the high definition picture quality.
≥This unit records in CBR in HF mode. CBR is an abbreviation for Constant Bit Rate. CBR recording
does not vary the bit rate (amount of data in a fixed time).
≥This unit records in VBR in HN/HE mode. VBR is an abbreviation for Variable Bit Rate. VBR recording
automatically varies the bit rate (amount of data in a fixed time) depending on the subject being
recorded. This means if a subject with sharp movements is recorded, the recording time is reduced.
≥Sound is recorded with the Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator. (when recording with the built-in microphone)
≥About batteries that you can use with this unit (l 27)
≥Mosaic-pattern noise may appear on a playback image in the following cases.
– When there is a complicated pattern in the background
– When the unit is moved too much or too fast
– When a subject with sharp movements has been recorded
(Particularly if it has been recorded in [HE] mode.)
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Recording
Recording still pictures
(JPEG)
Focus indication:
(SD)
Record the still picture on an SD card.
≥This number of recording pixels for still pictures
is compatible with the 16:9 aspect ratio of a
wide-screen TV. They are recorded at
[1920k1080].
1 Rotate the mode dial to select
.
A
B
A Focus indication
B Focus area
± (The white lamp flashes.):
Focusing
¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus
No mark: When focusing is unsuccessful.
4 Press the PHOTO SHOT button
PC
OF
F
fully to take the picture.
The lens cover opens automatically.
2 Open the LCD monitor or extend
the viewfinder.
3 Press the PHOTO SHOT button
halfway in order to adjust
focusing. (For auto focusing
only)
≥In order to take better still pictures, the
screen will brighten when recording.
To record still pictures clearly
The shutter speed and the iris/gain value are
fixed and the unit focuses on the subject
automatically.
≥If you set [O.I.S.] (l 60) to [ON], then the
image stabilizer function will be more
effective. ([ MEGA
] (MEGA optical image
stabilizer) will be displayed.)
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≥When zooming in on the subject with a
magnification of 4k or higher, it is difficult to
reduce the slight shaking from holding this unit
by hand. We recommend decreasing the zoom
magnification and approaching the subject
when recording.
≥When recording still pictures, hold the unit
firmly with your hands and keep your arms
stationary at your side so as not to shake the
unit.
≥You can record stable pictures without shaking
by using a tripod and the remote control.
≥For information about the number of
recordable still pictures on an SD card
(l 51)
≥The sound cannot be recorded.
≥If the write protection switch on the SD card is
set to LOCK, it cannot be used for recording.
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Recording
≥The PHOTO SHOT button on the remote
control cannot be pressed halfway.
≥If the [PICT. QUALITY] is set to [
],
mosaic-pattern noise may appear on a
playback image depending on the picture
content.
≥While this unit accesses the SD card (
is
displayed/the access lamp is lit), do not
perform the following operations. The SD card
or the recorded data may be damaged.
– Turn the unit off.
– Remove the SD card.
– Operate the mode dial.
≥Other products may degrade or not play back
still pictures recorded on this unit.
≥The edges of still pictures recorded on this unit
with a 16:9 aspect ratio may be cut at printing.
Check the printer or photo studio before
printing.
ª About the screen indications
only when the photo shot button
is pressed halfway
ª About the focus indication
≥The focus indication does not appear in manual
focus mode.
≥Focus on a subject manually when it is not
easily focused. (l 65)
≥You can record still pictures on the card even if
the focus indication does not appear, but
pictures may be recorded without being
focused.
≥The focus indication does not appear or has
difficulty displaying in the following cases.
– When the zoom magnification is high.
– When the unit is shaken.
– When the subject is moving.
– When the subject stands in front of a light
source.
– When close subjects and far subjects are
included in the same scene.
– When the scene is dark.
– When there is a bright part in the scene.
– When the scene is filled with only horizontal
lines.
– When the scene lacks contrast.
– When recording motion pictures.
– When the colour night view function is used.
ª Concerning the focusing area
2.1M
750
MEGA
A BC D E F G H
Flash (l 59)
Flash level (l 60)
Red eye reduction (l 60)
Quality of still pictures
Size of still pictures
Remaining number of still pictures
(Flashes in red when [0] appears.)
G Card indication (l 105)
H MEGA optical image stabilizer (l 48)
A
B
C
D
E
F
When there is a contrasting object ahead or
behind the subject in the focus area, the subject
may not be focused. If so, move the contrasting
object out of the focus area.
Even when it is still difficult to focus, adjust the
focus manually.
≥The focusing area is not displayed when the
digital zoom (more than approx. 12k) is used.
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Recording
Switching the shutter effect on/off
You can add a shutter sound when recording still
pictures.
Press the MENU button, then select
[PICTURE] # [SHTR EFFECT] #
[ON] or [OFF] and press the cursor
button.
About simultaneous recording
(recording still pictures while
recording motion pictures)
You can record still pictures on an SD card even
while recording motion pictures on a disc.
While recording motion pictures,
press the PHOTO SHOT button fully
(press to the bottom) to take the
picture.
MENU
≥This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥This function does not work during motion
picture recording.
≥This function is not activated if the
PHOTO SHOT button is pressed halfway.
≥The screen indications that appear only when
the PHOTO SHOT button is pressed halfway
will be displayed.
≥The picture quality is different from normal still
picture recording because priority is given to
the motion picture recording. We recommend
pausing the motion picture recording to record
a still picture with better picture quality.
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Recording
Number of pixels and picture
quality for still picture
recording
(SD)
Picture quality
Approximate Number of
Recordable Pictures on an
SD Card
ª Picture quality and number of
recordable pictures
Picture size
Selecting the picture quality.
Press the MENU button, then select
[PICTURE] # [PICT. QUALITY] #
desired item and press the cursor
button.
MENU
: Still pictures with a high picture quality are
recorded.
: Priority is given to the number of still
pictures recorded. Still pictures are
recorded in normal picture quality.
2.1M (1920k1080)
Picture quality
8 MB
4
7
16 MB
10
17
32 MB
24
39
64 MB
51
81
128 MB
98
155
256 MB
210
330
512 MB
410
650
1 GB
820
1290
2 GB
1680
2630
4 GB
3290
5170
≥The number of recordable pictures depends
on whether [
] and [
] are used
together and on the subject being recorded.
≥The numbers shown in the table are
approximations.
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Recording
Various recording functions
≥If the zoom lever is pushed to the end, you can
zoom from 1k up to 12k in as fast as approx.
2.2 seconds.
≥When the zoom speed is high, the subject may
not be focused easily.
Zoom in/out function
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
You can zoom in up to 12k optically.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
Move the zoom lever.
VOL
W
T
T side: Close-up recording (zoom in)
W side: Wide-angle recording (zoom out)
≥If you take your finger off the zoom lever during
zoom operation, the operation sound may be
recorded. When returning the zoom lever to the
original position, move it quietly.
≥When zooming in while holding this unit by
hand, we recommend using the image
stabilizer function. (l 60)
≥When distant subjects are brought closer, they
are focused at about 1.2 m or more.
≥When the zoom magnification is 1k, this unit
can focus on a subject approx. 4 cm away from
the lens. (Macro function)
≥The zoom speed varies depending on the
range over which the zoom lever is moved.
(The zoom speed does not vary when
operating with the remote control.)
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Digital zoom function
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
If the zoom magnification exceeds 12k, then the
digital zoom function will be activated. The
maximum magnification provided by the digital
zoom can be switched.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
Press the MENU button, then select
[BASIC] # [D.ZOOM] # desired item
and press the cursor button.
MENU
About using the zoom
microphone function
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
The zoom microphone is linked to the zooming
operation and the sound sensitivity direction
(directivity) of the microphone changes as you
zoom. Far away sounds are recorded more
clearly if you zoom in (close-up) and the
surrounding sound is recorded with presence if
you zoom out (wide angle).
Press the MENU button, then select
[VIDEO] # [ZOOM MIC] # [ON] and
press the cursor button.
MENU
[OFF]:
Optical zoom only (Up to 12k)
[30k]:
Up to 30k
[700k]: Up to 700k
≥If [30k] or [700k] is selected, the digital zoom
range is displayed in blue while zooming.
≥The larger the digital zoom magnification, the
more the image quality is degraded.
≥The zoom microphone function does not work
with an external microphone.
≥When zooming in, surrounding sounds are
suppressed and the sound to the front of the
unit is recorded. When recording music recitals
or other events where you wish to record
quality sound and keep a realistic sensation,
even when zooming in, we recommend that
you turn the zoom microphone function off.
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Recording
Recording yourself
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
You can record yourself while viewing the LCD
monitor. You can record persons in front of the
unit while showing them the image.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the
lens side.
Backlight compensation
function
This is for protecting a backlit subject
from being darkened.
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
Use this function when the light is emanating
from behind the subject and the subject appears
dark.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the cursor button. Then
move the cursor button down to
display the icon shown in the
illustration.
The image is horizontally flipped as if you see a
mirror image. (However the image recorded is
the same as a normal recording.)
≥Extend the viewfinder to see the picture while
recording.
≥When the LCD monitor is rotated towards the
lens side, the icon will not be displayed even if
you press the cursor button.
≥Only some indications will appear on the
screen. When [°] appears, return the
direction of the LCD monitor to normal position
and check the warning/alarm indication.
(l 107)
2 Move the cursor button up to
select [
].
The image on the screen will become
brighter.
To return to normal recording
Select [
] again.
≥If you turn off the power or operate the mode
dial, the backlight compensation function is
cancelled.
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4 Press the recording start/stop
Fade in/fade out function
button. (Fade out)
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
Fade in:
The image and audio gradually
appear.
Fade out: The image and audio gradually
disappear.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the cursor button. Then
move the cursor button down to
display the icon shown in the
illustration.
The image/audio gradually disappears. After
the image/audio completely disappears,
recording stops.
≥After recording, the fade setting is
cancelled.
To cancel fading
Select [
2 Move the cursor button left to
select [
].
3 Press the recording start/stop
button. (Fade in)
] again.
To select the colour for fade in/out
The colour which appears in fading pictures can
be selected.
Press the MENU button, then select
[VIDEO] # [FADE COLOUR] #
[WHITE] or [BLACK] and press the
cursor button.
≥If you turn off the power, the fade function is
cancelled.
≥While the fade in/fade out function is selected,
it takes several seconds to display the image
when you start recording. It also takes several
seconds to pause recording.
≥The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade
in become black (or white).
When you start recording, the image/audio
gradually appears.
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3
Colour night view function
This allows recording in dark
locations.
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
(In the case of 0 Lux colour night view function)
Extend the viewfinder and rotate
the LCD monitor towards the lens
side.
This function allows you to record colour subjects
in dark locations to stand out against the
background.
Attach this unit to a tripod, and you can record
images free from vibration.
≥Recorded scene is seen as if frames were
missed.
Colour night view function:
You can record dark locations brightly in colour.
(Minimum required illumination: approx. 2 lx)
0 Lux colour night view function:
You can record completely dark locations with
the light of the LCD monitor.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the cursor button. Then
move the cursor button down to
display the icon shown in the
illustration.
2 Move the cursor button up to
select [
].
≥Each upward press changes the modes:
Colour night view function # 0 Lux colour
night view function # Off
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≥When the LCD monitor is reversed, the
screen is lit in white.
≥Extend the viewfinder and view the images
while recording.
≥The light of the LCD monitor reaches
approx. 1.2 m or less.
To cancel the colour night view function
Select [ ] until the colour night view indication
disappear.
≥The focus indication does not appear even if
the PHOTO SHOT button is pressed halfway.
≥When using auto focus, it will take some time to
focus in dark areas. If there is difficulty focusing
with auto focus, manually adjust the focus.
≥The flash cannot be used.
≥The colour night view function makes the signal
charging time of CCD up to approximately 8k
longer than usual, so that dark scenes can be
recorded brightly. For this reason, bright dots
that are usually invisible may be seen, but this
is not a malfunction.
≥If you turn off the power or operate the mode
dial, the colour night view function is cancelled.
≥If set in a bright place, the screen may become
whitish for a while.
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Soft skin mode
Tele macro function
This makes skin colours appear softer
for a more attractive appearance.
This is for bringing only what you
want to record into focus to take
close-ups.
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
This is more effective if you record the bust
image of a person.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the cursor button. Then
move the cursor button down to
display the icon shown in the
illustration.
By focusing only on the subject and blurring the
background, the image can be impressive.
The unit can focus on the subject at a distance of
approx. 60 cm.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the cursor button. Then
move the cursor button down to
display the icon shown in the
illustration.
2 Move the cursor button left to
select [
].
2 Move the cursor button right to
select [
].
To cancel the soft skin mode
Select [
] again.
≥If the background or anything else in the scene
has colours similar to the skin colour, they will
also be smoothed.
≥If the brightness is insufficient, the effect may
not be clear.
≥If you record a person in the distance, the face
may not be recorded clearly. In this case,
cancel soft skin mode or zoom in on the face
(close-up) to record.
≥If the magnification is 12k or less, then it is
automatically set to 12k.
To cancel the tele macro function
Select [
] again.
≥If a sharper focus cannot be achieved, adjust
the focus manually. (l 65)
≥In the following cases, the tele macro function
is cancelled.
– The zoom magnification becomes lower than
12k.
– The power is turned off or the mode dial is
operated.
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To stop the timer midway through
Self-timer recording
This is for recording shots of yourself
as well.
(SD)
You can record still pictures on an SD card using
the timer.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the cursor button. Then
move the cursor button down to
display the icon shown in the
illustration.
2 Move the cursor button up to
select [Ø].
≥Each time the cursor button is pressed up,
the indication changes by one setting in the
following order: [Ø10] > [Ø2] > setting
cancelled
Ø10: Starts recording after 10 seconds
Ø2: Starts recording after 2 seconds
3 Press the PHOTO SHOT button.
A still picture is recorded after the [Ø10] or
[Ø2] display and the recording lamp flashes
for the time which has been set.
≥After recording, the self-timer is cancelled.
≥If you press the PHOTO SHOT button
halfway and then fully in auto focus mode,
the subject is focused when the button is
pressed halfway.
≥When you press the PHOTO SHOT button
fully in auto focus mode, the subject is
focused just before recording.
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Press the MENU button. (The self-timer setting is
cancelled.)
≥The self-timer is cancelled if the power is
turned off or the mode dial is operated.
≥The self-timer standby mode is cancelled when
you press the recording start/stop button to
start motion picture recording.
Even if you press the recording start/stop
button while the self-timer is counting down,
motion picture recording is not possible.
≥Depending on the time taken to bring the
subject into focus, the recording may take
longer than set to start.
≥Setting the self-timer to [Ø2] is a good way to
prevent image shake when the PHOTO SHOT
button is pressed while using a tripod etc.
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When the flash is not used
Built-in flash
Set the flash to [FLASH OFF].
(SD)
Use the built-in flash in order to record still
pictures in dark places.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Press the cursor button. Then
move the cursor button down to
display the icon shown in the
illustration.
2 Move the cursor button left to
select [ß].
≥Each time the cursor button is pressed up,
the indication changes by one setting in the
following order: [FLASH ON] >
[FLASH AUTO] > [FLASH OFF]
≥When the PHOTO SHOT button is pressed
halfway, the flash indicator will appear in
the bottom left corner of the screen.
[FLASH ON]:
ß
[FLASH AUTO]: ßA
[FLASH OFF]:
≥When [FLASH AUTO] is set, the ambient
brightness is automatically detected, and
the flash will activate only when necessary.
(If the flash is not necessary, the [ßA]
indicator will not appear when the
PHOTO SHOT button is pressed halfway.)
≥This function’s default setting is
[FLASH AUTO].
≥Do not block the flash with your hand or by
other means.
≥The unit automatically determines if the flash is
necessary even when it has been set to
[FLASH OFF] by detecting the ambient
brightness. (If it determines that the flash is
necessary, the [ ] indication lights up in red
when the PHOTO SHOT button is pressed
halfway.)
≥If the [ß] indication etc. flashes or is not
displayed when the PHOTO SHOT button is
pressed halfway, the flash is not activated.
≥The available range of the flash is approx. 1 m
to 2.5 m in dark places. Pictures will appear
dark or reddish when they are recorded by
using the flash at distances greater than 2.5 m.
≥Using the flash fixes the shutter speed of 1/750
or faster to 1/500.
≥The picture may become out of focus in dark
places. If so, adjust the focus manually.
≥The picture may appear dark if the flash is lit in
front of a white background.
≥Set the flash to [FLASH OFF] where using a
flash is prohibited.
≥If the flash will be activated a large number of
times, it may take longer to charge it.
3 Press the PHOTO SHOT button.
The flash is activated and the picture will be
recorded.
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Red eye reduction function
Reduces the phenomena where human eyes
become red from flashes.
1 Press the cursor button. Then
move the cursor button down to
display the icon shown in the
illustration.
2 Move the cursor button right to
select [
Image stabilizer function
This is for reducing image shakes
during recording.
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
Reduces the image shaking due to hand
movement when recording.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
Press the MENU button, then select
[BASIC] # [O.I.S.] # [ON] and press
the cursor button.
MENU
].
To cancel the image stabilizer function
Press the MENU button, then select [BASIC] #
[O.I.S.] # [OFF] and press the cursor button.
≥The flash is activated 2 times. Do not move
until the second flash is finished.
≥Use this when you take pictures of people in
dark places.
≥Red eye phenomenon may appear depending
on the recording conditions.
To adjust the brightness of the
flash
Press the MENU button, then select
[PICTURE] > [FLASH LEVEL] >
desired item and press the cursor
button.
MENU
[ßj]: If the brightness is too high.
[ßd0]: In normal recording
[ßi]: If the brightness is insufficient.
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≥This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥In still picture recording mode, pressing the
PHOTO SHOT button halfway increases the
effect of the image stabilizer function. (MEGA
optical image stabilizer)
≥In the following cases, the image stabilizer
function may not work effectively.
– When the digital zoom is used
– When the unit is shaken greatly
– When you record a moving subject while
tracking it
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Guide line function
Wind noise reduction function
This is for viewing the slope and the
balance of the image while recording
or playing back.
This is for reducing the wind noise
coming into the microphone when
recording.
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
You can check if the image is level while
recording or playing back motion pictures and
still pictures. The function can also be used to
estimate the balance of the composition.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
or
rotate the mode dial to
and then
select the [
] (motion picture
playback) tab. (l 69)
Press the MENU button, then select
[BASIC] or [PLAY SETUP] >
[GUIDE LINES] desired item and
press the cursor button.
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
Press the MENU button, then select
[VIDEO] # [WIND CUT] # [ON] and
press the cursor button.
MENU
To cancel the wind noise reduction
function
Press the MENU button, then select [VIDEO] #
[WIND CUT] # [OFF] and press the cursor
button.
≥This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥The wind noise reduction depends on the wind
strength. (The surround effect may be reduced
if this function is activated in strong winds.
However, the surround effect is automatically
restored when then the wind weakens.)
≥The wind noise reduction function does not
work with an external microphone.
A [HORIZONTAL]
B [GRID1]
C [GRID2]
To cancel the guide line function
Press the MENU button, then select [BASIC] or
[PLAY SETUP] > [GUIDE LINES] > [OFF].
≥The guide lines do not appear on the images
actually recorded.
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2 Move the cursor button left or
Microphone level
This is for adjusting the microphone
input level
right to adjust the microphone
input level.
A
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
When recording, the input level from the built-in
microphones and the external microphone
terminal can be adjusted.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
B
D
C
E
F
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [VIDEO] > [MIC LEVEL]
> [SETrAGC] or [SET] and
press the cursor button.
A
D
B
MENU
C
AGC: Auto Gain Control
[AUTO]:
AGC is activated, and the
recording level is adjusted
automatically.
[SETrAGC]: The desired recording level can be
set. AGC will also be activated to
reduce the amount of sound
distortion.
[SET]:
AGC is not activated and so
natural recording can be
performed.
E
A Centre
B Front left
C Back left
D Front right
E Back right
F Microphone input level
≥A gain value for each of the 5 built-in
microphones is displayed. (The input level of
the microphones cannot be set individually.)
3 Press the centre of the cursor
button to set and then press the
MENU button to finish the
setting.
G
G Microphone input level meter
≥Microphone input level meter is displayed on
the screen.
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To return to automatic setting
Press the MENU button, then select [VIDEO] >
[MIC LEVEL] > [AUTO] and press the cursor
button.
≥Adjust the gain value so that the last 2 bars of
the microphone input level on the centre of the
screen will not light red. (Otherwise, the Sound
is distorted.) Select a lower setting for gain
value or set [MIC LEVEL] to [AUTO].
≥The front left and front right gain values only
work when input is from an external
microphone.
≥The microphone input level meter shows the
largest volume for the microphones.
≥When [ZOOM MIC] is [ON], the volume will be
different depending on the zoom rate. Set
[ZOOM MIC] to [OFF] or set the microphone
input level after adjusting the zoom rate. (l 53)
Zebra display
This is for displaying the parts that
are too bright
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
Parts where white saturation (colour saturation)
is likely to occur (extremely brightly lit or shiny
parts) are displayed with diagonal lines (zebra
pattern).
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
Press the MENU button, then select
[ADVANCED] # [ZEBRA] # [ON] and
press the cursor button.
A
A Zebra pattern
≥You can record an image with little white
saturation if you manually adjust the shutter
speed or brightness (iris/gain) (l 68).
To cancel the zebra display
Press the MENU button, then select
[ADVANCED] # [ZEBRA] # [OFF] and press
the cursor button.
≥The zebra pattern does not appear on the
images actually recorded.
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Manual recording functions
Colour bar
This is for displaying a colour bar to
check the colour tone
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
This unit displays a 7 colour bar which is useful
for adjusting the picture quality of the TV or the
external monitor.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
Press the MENU button, then select
[ADVANCED] # [COLOUR BARS] #
[ON] and press the cursor button.
Scene mode
This is for recording in various
situations.
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
When you record images in different situations,
this mode automatically sets optimum shutter
speeds and apertures.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS
switch to MANUAL.
AUTO
MANUAL
FOCUS
To cancel the colour bar
Press the MENU button, then select
[ADVANCED] # [COLOUR BARS] # [OFF] and
press the cursor button.
≥This function is cancelled when the power is
turned off.
≥The icon will not be displayed even if you press
the cursor button.
2 Press the MENU button, then
select [BASIC] # [SCENE MODE]
desired item and press the
cursor button.
[5] Sports
To record sports scenes or scenes where there
are quick motions
[ ] Portrait
To make people stand out against the
background
[ ] Low light
To make the scene brighter in dark conditions
[
] Spotlight
To make the subject under a spotlight look more
attractive
[
] Surf & snow
To record images in bright places such as ski
slopes and beaches
To cancel the scene mode function
Press the MENU button, then select [BASIC] #
[SCENE MODE] # [OFF] and press the cursor
button.
≥You can also cancel the scene mode function
by setting the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch
to AUTO.
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Sports mode
≥For slow-motion playback or playback pause of
recorded pictures, this mode helps diminish
camera shake.
≥During normal playback, the image movement
may not look smooth.
≥Avoid recording under fluorescent light,
mercury light or sodium light because the
colour and brightness of the playback image
may change.
≥If you record a subject illuminated with strong
light or a highly reflective subject, vertical lines
of light may appear.
≥If the brightness is insufficient, the sports mode
does not function. The [5] display flashes.
≥If this mode is used indoors, the screen may
flicker.
Portrait mode
≥If this mode is used indoors, the screen may
flicker. If so, change the scene mode setting to
[OFF].
Low light mode
≥Extremely dark scenes may not be able to be
recorded finely.
Spotlight mode
≥If the recording subject is extremely bright, the
recorded image may become whitish and the
periphery of the recorded image extremely
dark.
Surf & snow mode
≥If the subject is extremely bright, the recorded
image may become whitish.
Manual focus adjustment
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions,
then manual focusing is available.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
1
.
(When MF assist function is used)
Press the MENU button, then
select [ADVANCED] #
[MF ASSIST] # [ON] and press
the cursor button.
≥This function’s default setting is [ON].
2 Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS
switch to MANUAL.
AUTO
MANUAL
FOCUS
3 Move the switch down and set it
to FOCUS position.
AUTO
MANUAL
FOCUS
The manual focus indication [MF] and the
icon shown in the illustration appear.
4 Move the cursor button left or
right to bring the subject into
focus.
The centre of the screen is enlarged. The
normal screen returns approximately
2 seconds after you finish bringing the
subject into focus.
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≥The centre of the screen is not enlarged if
[MF ASSIST] is set to [OFF].
To restore to the automatic adjustment
Press the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch down
again to the FOCUS position.
≥You can also restore the auto focusing by
setting the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to
AUTO.
≥The subject may not be in focus when zoomed
in if focusing with a wide angle. First, zoom in
on the subject, and then focus on it.
White balance
This is for recording in natural
colours.
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
The automatic white balance function may not
reproduce natural colours depending on the
scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can
adjust the white balance manually.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS
switch to MANUAL.
About the MF assist function
The centre of the screen is enlarged during
manual focus adjustment. This allows you to
focus on the subject more easily.
≥MF assist does not work if the zoom
magnification is more than 12k.
≥The part of the screen that is enlarged is not
enlarged on the image actually recorded.
≥The zebra pattern does not appear on the part
of the screen that is enlarged when [ZEBRA] is
[ON].
The icon shown in the illustration is displayed
automatically.
2 Move the cursor button up to
select [
].
3 Move the cursor button left or
right to select the white balance
mode.
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[ AWB ]:
[ ]:
[
]:
[
]:
Auto white balance adjustment
Indoor mode (for recording under
incandescent lamps)
≥Incandescent lights, halogen lamps
Outdoor mode
≥Outdoors under a clear sky
Manual adjustment mode
≥Mercury-vapor lamps, sodium lamps,
some fluorescent lights
≥Lights used for wedding receptions at
hotels, stage spotlights in theatres
≥Sunrise, sunset etc.
To restore to the automatic adjustment
Set the white balance mode to [ AWB ].
≥You can also restore the automatic adjustment
by setting the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch
to AUTO.
To set the white balance manually
1 Select [ ], fill the screen with a
white subject.
2 Move the cursor button up to
select [
].
ª About the white balance sensor
A
The white balance sensor A detects the type of
light source during recording.
Do not cover the white balance sensor during
recording, or it may not function properly.
ª About the black balance
adjustment
This is one of the 3CCD system functions that
automatically adjusts the black when the white
balance is set in the manual adjustment mode.
When the black balance is adjusted, the screen
will temporarily be black. (The black balance
cannot be adjusted manually.)
1
2
3
1 Black balance adjustment in progress.
(Flashes.)
2 White balance adjustment in progress.
(Flashes.)
3 Adjustment completed. (Lights up.)
≥When the [ ] display flashes, the manual
white balance previously adjusted is stored.
Whenever recording conditions change, re-set
the white balance for correct adjustment.
≥When setting both the white balance and the
iris/gain, set the white balance first.
≥When the [ ] display changes from
flashing to on, setting is complete.
≥When the [ ] display continues flashing,
the white balance cannot be set because
the place is dark etc. In this case, use the
automatic white balance.
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Manual shutter speed/aperture
adjustment
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
Shutter Speed:
Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects.
Aperture:
Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too
dark.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
.
1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS
switch to MANUAL.
The icon shown in the illustration is displayed
automatically.
2 Move the cursor button left or
right to select [ ] (aperture) or
[ ] (shutter speed).
3 Move the cursor button left or
right to make the adjustment.
A Shutter speed: 1/50 to 1/8000
≥The shutter speed closer to 1/8000 is
faster.
B Iris/Gain value:
CLOSE # (F16 to F2.0) # OPEN # (0dB to
18dB)
≥Value closer to [CLOSE] darken the image.
≥Value closer to [18dB] brighten the image.
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≥When the iris value is adjusted to brighter
than [OPEN], it changes to the gain value.
To restore to automatic adjustment
Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to
AUTO.
≥When setting both the shutter speed and the
iris/gain value, set the shutter speed and then
set the iris/gain value.
Manual shutter speed adjustment
≥Avoid recording under fluorescent light,
mercury light or sodium light because the
colour and brightness of the playback image
may change.
≥If you increase the shutter speed manually, the
gain value will increase automatically
depending on how much the sensitivity lowers
and the noise on the screen may increase.
≥When recording still pictures, we recommend
setting the shutter speed to 1/500 or less for
even more beautiful pictures.
≥You may see vertical lines of light in the
playback image of a brightly shining subject or
highly reflective subject, but this is not a
malfunction.
≥During normal playback, image movement may
not look smooth.
≥When recording in an extremely bright place,
the screen may change colour or flicker. If so
adjust the shutter speed manually to [1/50] or
[1/100].
Manual iris/gain adjustment
≥If the gain value is increased, the noise on the
screen increases.
≥Depending on the zoom magnification, there
are iris values that are not displayed.
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3 Select the scene to be played
Playback
Playback of motion pictures
on a disc
back.
B
Motion picture playback
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
Play back the motion pictures recorded on the
disc.
1 Rotate the mode dial to select
.
PC
OFF
The lens cover closes.
2 Press the cursor button up and
then left to select the [
]
(motion picture playback) tab.
A
A Motion picture playback tab
The motion pictures recorded on the disc are
displayed as thumbnails.
C
D
B Previous page
C Next page
D Scene number
The selected scene will be encircled by a
yellow frame.
≥If 9 or more scenes have been recorded,
the next (or previous) page can be
displayed by moving the cursor button left
and right or moving the cursor button down,
selecting [
]/[
] by moving the
cursor button left and right and then
pressing the centre of the cursor button.
≥The scene number display switches to the
page number when the motion picture
playback tab or [
]/[
] is
selected.
4 Press the cursor button.
The selected scene is played back on the full
screen.
≥The operation icon is automatically
displayed on the screen.
5 Move the cursor button to
operate.
Playback/Pause
Review playback*
Cue playback*
Stops the playback and
shows the thumbnails.
* Press the 6 or 5 button on the remote
control.
1/;:
6 (Move and hold):
5 (Move and hold):
∫:
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ª About motion picture
compatibility
≥This unit is based on the AVCHD format.
≥The video signal that can be played back on
this unit is 1440k1080/50i.
≥This unit may degrade or not playback motion
pictures recorded or created on other products,
and other products may degrade or not
playback motion pictures recorded on this unit,
even if the products support the AVCHD.
≥No sound will be heard except during normal
playback.
≥If pause play is continued for 5 minutes, the
screen returns to the thumbnails.
≥When the amount of time recorded on the
scene is short, playback may not be possible.
≥Scenes which cannot be displayed as
thumbnails (the thumbnails are displayed as
[
]) cannot be played back. An error
message appears and the screen shows the
thumbnails.
≥The power will not turn off when the LCD
monitor and the viewfinder are closed and
retracted.
≥The date/time displayed may be different from
the recording date/time and it may take time to
display the thumbnail display when playing
back motion pictures not recorded on this unit.
≥The remaining time for playback indication will
be reset to “0h00m00s” each scene.
Skip playback (to the start of a
scene)
(Operation is possible with the remote
control only.)
Press the : or 9 button on the
remote control during playback.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
Slow-motion playback
1 Move the cursor button up during
playback to pause the playback.
2 Move and hold the cursor button
right. (Slow-motion pictures will
be played back in reverse when
you move and hold the cursor
button left.)
≥Normal playback is restored when you
move the cursor button up.
≥When slow-motion pictures are played
back in reverse, they will be shown
continuously at intervals of 0.5 seconds.
ª Operating with the remote
control
Press the E or D button.
SEARCH
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PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
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Playback
Frame-by-frame playback
The motion picture is advanced one frame at a
time.
1 Move the cursor button up during
playback to pause the playback.
2 Move the cursor button right.
(The frames will be advanced one
at a time in the reverse direction
when you move the cursor
button left.)
To adjust the volume
Adjust the speaker volume during playback.
Move the volume lever to change
the volume level.
VOL
15
W
T
Towards “r”: increases the volume
Towards “s”: decreases the volume
≥The further the [ ] indicator moves to the right,
the higher the volume level becomes.
≥When the adjustment is completed, the volume
setting display will disappear.
≥Normal playback is restored when you
move the cursor button up.
≥When the frames are advanced one at a
time in the reverse direction, they will be
shown in intervals of 0.5 seconds.
ª Operating with the remote
control
1) Press the ; button.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
2) Press the E or D button.
SEARCH
PLAY
SEARCH
STILL ADV
PAUSE
STILL ADV
SKIP
STOP
SKIP
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Playback
Playing back motion pictures
by date
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
Recorded scenes are grouped by date on this
unit.
Scenes recorded on the same day can be played
back in succession.
Repeat playback
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
Playback of the first scene starts after playback
of the last scene finishes.
Press the MENU button, then select
[PLAY SETUP] # [REPEAT PLAY] #
[ON] and press the cursor button.
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [PLAY SETUP] #
[PLAY MODE] # [BY DATE] and
press the cursor button.
MENU
2 Select the date for playback, then
press the cursor button.
MENU
The [
] indication appears on the thumbnail
and full screen views.
≥The following scenes can be played back
repeatedly.
– When [PLAY MODE] is set to [VIEW ALL]:
All the scenes on the disc
– When [PLAY MODE] is set to [BY DATE]:
All the scenes on the selected date
To cancel the repeat playback function
Press the MENU button, then select
[PLAY SETUP] # [REPEAT PLAY] # [OFF] and
press the cursor button.
The scenes recorded on the same day are
displayed as thumbnails.
3 Select the scene to be played
back.
To return to playing back all the scenes
Press the MENU button, then select
[PLAY SETUP] # [PLAY MODE] # [VIEW ALL]
and press the cursor button.
≥When [PLAY MODE] is set to [VIEW ALL], all
recorded motion pictures will be played back in
succession. ([
] is displayed.)
≥Playing back all the scenes returns if the power
is turned off or the mode dial is operated.
≥Even if scenes are recorded on the same day,
they are grouped separately in the following
cases.
– When the number of scenes exceeds 99
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
– When the disc is repaired (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
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Playback
Resuming the previous
playback
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the
playback can be resumed from where it was
stopped.
Press the MENU button, then select
[PLAY SETUP] # [RESUME PLAY] #
[ON] and press the cursor button.
Playback of still pictures on
an SD card
Still pictures (JPEG) playback
(SD)
Play back the still pictures recorded on the card.
1 Rotate the mode dial to select
.
PC
OFF
MENU
If playback of a motion picture is stopped, [
]
appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped
scene.
To cancel the resume playback function
The lens cover closes.
2 Press the cursor button up and
then right to select the [
picture playback) tab.
Press the MENU button, then select
[PLAY SETUP] # [RESUME PLAY] # [OFF]
and press the cursor button.
≥The memorised resume position is cleared if
you turn off the power, operate the mode dial or
eject the disc. (The [RESUME PLAY] setting is
kept.)
] (still
A
A Still picture playback tab
The still pictures recorded on the SD card
are displayed as thumbnails (reduced-size
images).
3 Select the file to be played back.
B
C
D
E
B Previous page
C Next page
D File number
E Folder/file name
The selected file will be encircled by a yellow
frame.
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Playback
≥If 9 or more files have been recorded, the
next (or previous) page can be displayed
by moving the cursor button left and right or
moving the cursor button down, selecting
[
]/[
] by moving the cursor
button left and right and then pressing the
centre of the cursor button.
≥The file number display switches to the
page number when the still picture
playback tab or [
]/[
] is
selected.
4 Press the cursor button.
The selected file is played back on the full
screen.
≥The operation icon is automatically
displayed on the screen.
5 Move the cursor button to
operate.
1/;: Slide show (playback of the still pictures
on the SD card in numerical order) start/
pause.
E:
Plays back the previous picture.
D:
Plays back the next picture.
∫:
Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
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≥This unit is compliant with the unified standard
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
Association).
≥The file format supported by this unit is JPEG.
(Not all JPEG formatted files will be played
back.)
≥If a non-standard file is played back, the folder/
file name may not be displayed.
≥This unit may degrade or not play back data
recorded or created on another product and
another product may degrade or not play back
data recorded on this unit.
≥While this unit accesses the SD card (the
access lamp is lit), do not remove the SD card.
≥Do not operate the mode dial during the slide
show.
≥It takes time to display the file depending on the
number of pixels of the file.
≥Files which cannot be displayed as thumbnails
(the thumbnails are displayed as [
])
cannot be played back.
≥If you attempt to play back a file which is a
different format or a damaged file, an error
message appears and the screen shows the
thumbnails.
≥The time displayed may be different from the
recording time and it may take time to display
the thumbnail display when playing back still
pictures not recorded on this unit.
≥The power will not turn off when the LCD
monitor and the viewfinder are closed and
retracted.
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Editing
Editing
Deleting multiple scenes from the
thumbnail display
Editing scenes
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
picture playback) tab.
Deleting scenes
This is for deleting scenes recorded
on discs.
] (motion
1 Press the
button while the
thumbnail view screen is
displayed.
(RAM)
The deleted scenes cannot be restored.
≥Scenes on DVD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-R DL
cannot be deleted.
Deleting scenes one at a time
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
picture playback) tab.
1 Press the
] (motion
2 Move the cursor button up or
down to select [SELECT] or
[ALL SCENES] and press the
cursor button.
button during
playback.
2 When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
≥When [ALL SCENES] is selected, the following
scenes except the protected scenes will be
deleted. Proceed to step 5.
– When [PLAY MODE] is set to [VIEW ALL]:
All the scenes on the disc
– When [PLAY MODE] is set to [BY DATE]:
All the scenes selected by date
3
(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
Select the scene to be deleted,
then press the cursor button.
The selected scene is encircled by a red
frame.
≥When the cursor button is pressed again,
the selected scene will be cancelled.
≥Up to 50 files can be set in succession.
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Editing
4
(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
Press the
button.
5 When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
Protecting scenes
This is for preventing scenes from
being deleted by mistake.
(RAM)
Scenes recorded on a disc can be protected so
that they are not deleted by mistake.
(Even if you protect some scenes on a disc,
formatting the disc will delete them.)
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
To continue deleting other scenes
Repeat steps 3-5.
To complete editing
Press the MENU button.
≥Scenes which cannot be played back (the
thumbnails are displayed as [
]) cannot be
deleted.
≥Protected scenes cannot be deleted.
≥In case of [ALL SCENES], the deletion may
take time if there are many scenes on the disc.
≥Do not turn off this unit while deleting.
≥When you delete scenes, use a battery with
sufficient battery power or use the AC adaptor.
≥If you delete scenes recorded on other
products with this unit, all the data related to
the scenes may be deleted.
and then select the [
picture playback) tab.
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [PLAY SETUP] #
[SCENE PROTECT] # [YES] and
press the cursor button.
2 Select the scene to be protected
and then press the centre of the
cursor button.
The [
] indication appears and the scene is
protected.
≥Press the cursor button again to cancel the
setting.
≥2 or more scenes can be set in succession.
To complete the settings
Press the MENU button.
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Editing
Editing still pictures
Deleting multiple files from the
thumbnail display
Deleting still pictures
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
This is for deleting still picture files
recorded on SD cards.
and then select the [
playback) tab.
(SD)
The deleted files cannot be restored.
] (still picture
1 Press the
button while the
thumbnail view screen is
displayed.
Deleting files one at a time
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
playback) tab.
1 Press the
] (still picture
button during
playback.
2 Move the cursor button up or
down to select [SELECT] or
[ALL SCENES] and press the
cursor button.
2 When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
≥When [ALL SCENES] is selected, all files
on the SD card except the protected files
will be erased. Proceed to step 5.
3
(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
Select the file to be deleted, then
press the cursor button.
The selected file is encircled by a red frame.
≥When the cursor button is pressed again,
the selected file will be cancelled.
≥Up to 50 files can be set in succession.
4
(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
Press the
button.
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Editing
5 When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
Protecting still pictures
This is for preventing still picture files
from being deleted by mistake.
(SD)
(Only when [SELECT] is selected in step 2)
To continue deleting other files
Repeat steps 3-5.
To complete editing
Press the MENU button.
ª Deleting still picture files
recorded on an SD card by other
products
Files recorded on an SD card can be protected
so that they are not deleted by mistake. (Even if
you protect some files on an SD card, formatting
the SD card will delete them.)
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
playback) tab.
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [PLAY SETUP] #
[SCENE PROTECT] # [YES] and
press the cursor button.
A still picture file (other than JPEG) that cannot
be played back on this unit may be erased.
≥Protected scenes cannot be deleted.
≥In case of [ALL SCENES], the deletion may
take time if there are many files on the SD card.
≥Do not turn off this unit while deleting.
≥When you delete files, use a battery with
sufficient battery power or use the AC adaptor.
≥Do not remove the SD card while deleting.
≥If files conforming to DCF standard are deleted,
all the data related to the files will be deleted.
] (still picture
MENU
2 Select the file to be protected and
then press the centre of the
cursor button.
The [
] indication appears and the files is
protected.
≥Press the cursor button again to cancel the
setting.
≥2 or more files can be set in succession.
To complete the settings
Press the MENU button.
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Editing
To complete the settings
DPOF setting
This is for writing the printing data on
an SD card.
(SD)
You can write the data of the still pictures to be
printed and the number of prints (DPOF data)
onto the SD card.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
playback) tab.
] (still picture
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [PLAY SETUP] #
[DPOF SET] # [SET] and press
the cursor button.
MENU
Press the MENU button.
To cancel all DPOF settings
Press the MENU button, then select
[PLAY SETUP] # [DPOF SET] #
[CANCEL ALL] and press the cursor button.
≥When the confirmation message appears,
select [YES], then press the cursor button.
ª What is DPOF?
DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format. This
enables picture printing information to be written
onto an SD card so that it can be used on a
system supporting DPOF.
≥The DPOF setting can be established for up to
999 prints.
≥DPOF setting made on other devices may not
be recognised by this unit. Please perform the
DPOF settings on this unit.
≥You cannot add the recording date to pictures
to be printed with the DPOF settings.
2 Select the file to be set and then
press the centre of the cursor
button.
The number of prints set to be in DPOF is
displayed.
3 Move the cursor button up or
down to select the number of
prints, then press the cursor
button.
≥You can select from 0 to 999. (The selected
number of pictures can be printed with the
printer supporting DPOF.)
≥To cancel the setting, set the number of
prints to [0].
≥You can also select multiple files in
succession.
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Disc and card management
Disc and card
management
Formatting
(SD)
This is for initializing discs.
(RAM) (-RW)
Please be aware that if a disc is formatted,
then all the data recorded on the disc will be
erased.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
or
rotate the mode dial to
and then
select the [
] (motion picture
playback) tab.
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [SETUP] #
[FORMAT DISC] # [YES] and
press the cursor button.
MENU
2 When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
≥When formatting is complete, press the
MENU button to exit the message screen.
≥Use this unit to format discs.
≥In the case of a double sided disc, format each
side.
≥It may not be possible to format a disc with
many scratches or dirt. Such discs cannot be
used.
≥During formatting, do not turn this unit off.
≥When you format the disc, use a battery with
sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor.
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This is for initializing SD cards.
Please be aware that if an SD card is
formatted, then all the data recorded on the
card will be erased. Store important data on a
computer, etc.
Formatting discs
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Formatting an SD card
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
or
.
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [SETUP] #
[FORMAT CARD] # [YES] and
press the cursor button.
MENU
2 When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
≥When formatting is complete, press the
MENU button to exit the message screen.
≥Use this unit to format SD cards. If an SD card
is formatted on other products (such as a
computer), the time spent for recording may
become longer and you may not be able to use
the SD card.
≥Depending on the type of SD card being used,
it may take time to format.
≥During formatting, do not turn this unit off.
≥When you format the SD card, use a battery
with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor.
≥Do not remove the SD card while formatting.
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Disc and card management
2 Press the MENU button, then
Finalizing a disc
Finalizing a disc
This allows the discs to be played
back on other devices that support
the AVCHD.
select [SETUP] # [FINALIZE] #
[YES] and press the cursor
button.
MENU
(-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
If you insert a DVD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-R DL
disc recorded in this unit (that has not been
finalized) into another device such as DVD
recorder, computer, etc., the disc may
become unusable.
Be sure to finalize the disc on this unit before
inserting it in other devices.
Important Notice
Do not insert discs which have been
recorded in AVCHD format into devices
which do not support the AVCHD format.
In some cases the disc may get stuck in
the device. The disc will not play back on
devices that do not support the AVCHD
format.
DVD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-R DL:
≥After finalizing, the disc becomes play-only
and you can no longer record.
≥When you un-finalize a DVD-RW, the disc
can be used for recording again. (l 82)
DVD-RAM:
≥It is not necessary to finalize DVD-RAM.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
picture playback) tab.
] (motion
1 Connect this unit to the AC
3 When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
≥When finalizing a DVD-RW, DVD-R or
DVD-R DL a top menu containing
thumbnails is created.
≥When finalizing is complete, press the
MENU button to exit the message screen.
≥Do not finalize a disc recorded on this unit
using any other device.
≥In the case of a double sided disc, finalize each
side.
≥The top menu created when finalizing does not
appear on this unit. It appears when the disc is
played back on devices that support the
AVCHD.
≥Depending on the condition of the disc, the time
it takes for finalizing will differ. It may take up to
17 minutes.
≥Do not allow the unit to be heavily vibrated or
shaken while finalizing a disc. Doing so may
prevent the disc from being finalized resulting
in an unplayable disc.
≥If the power supply stops while finalizing, the
finalization will fail and the disc may become
unplayable on other devices even if disc repair
is carried out.
adaptor.
≥Finalization cannot be executed when
using a battery.
≥If the power supply stops while finalizing,
the finalization will fail and the data may be
damaged.
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Disc and card management
Un-finalizing a DVD-RW
Creating a top menu
This is for un-finalizing a DVD-RW so
that it can be used for recording.
A top menu is displayed when a
DVD-RAM is played back on other
devices that support the AVCHD.
(-RW)
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
picture playback) tab.
] (motion
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [SETUP] # [UN-FINALIZE]
# [YES] and press the cursor
button.
MENU
2 When the confirmation message
(RAM)
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
picture playback) tab.
] (motion
1 Connect this unit to the AC
adaptor.
≥Creating a top menu cannot be executed
when using a battery.
≥If the power supply stops while creating a
top menu, the creating a top menu will fail
and the data may be damaged.
2 Press the MENU button, then
select [SETUP] #
[CREATE TOP MENU] # [YES]
and press the cursor button.
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
MENU
≥When un-finalizing is complete, press the
MENU button to exit the message screen.
≥Discs other than DVD-RW cannot be
un-finalized. If there is no space remaining on
the DVD-RW, the disc may not be un-finalized.
≥When you un-finalize the disc, use a battery
with sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor.
3 When the confirmation message
appears, select [YES], then press
the cursor button.
≥After creating the top menu, press the
MENU button to exit the message screen.
≥If a top menu is created, the disc becomes
play-only and you can no longer record.
≥The top menu that was created is not displayed
on this unit. It is displayed when the disc is
played back on other devices that support the
AVCHD.
≥Except for DVD-RAM, the top menu is created
during finalizing.
ª Deleting the top menu
If you insert a DVD-RAM which a top menu was
created on, the confirmation message appears
when you set a recording mode. If you select
[YES] to erase the top menu, the DVD-RAM can
be recorded and edited in the same way as
before the top menu was created.
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Disc and card management
Protecting a disc
(RAM) (-RW)
This is for protecting discs (write protection) when they are being ejected from this unit to prevent them
from being formatted if they are inserted in other devices.
Discs protected using this unit cannot be edited or used to record on other devices, but they can be
used the same as unprotected discs with this unit.
Auto Protect Operation
Insert into
unit >
Protected disc
Unprotected
disc
Motion picture recording,
editing, etc.
When auto
protect is
[ON]
Protected disc
Unprotected
disc
Operations on the unit >
When auto
protect is
[OFF]
Status of ejected disc
Protected
Playback only
Motion picture recording,
editing, etc.
Playback only
Unprotected
Motion picture recording,
editing, etc.
Unprotected
Playback only
Motion picture recording,
editing, etc.
Protected
Unprotected
Playback only
≥After disc writing operations (recording motion pictures, editing, finalizing, un-finalizing, creating a top
menu and deleting a top menu), the disc is protected when [AUTO PROTECT] is [ON], and it is not
protected when [AUTO PROTECT] is [OFF].
≥When the protected disc is ejected, “WRITE PROTECTED DISC-CANNOT BE RECORDED BY
OTHER DEVICES.” appears on the screen.
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Disc and card management
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
or
rotate the mode dial to
and then
select the [
] (motion picture
playback) tab.
1 Press the MENU button, then
select [SETUP] #
[AUTO PROTECT] # [ON] and
press the cursor button.
MENU
≥This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥We recommend that the auto protect
function is set to [ON] in order to prevent
accidental deletion on other devices. If
discs recorded on this unit are inserted into
other devices without protecting them, a
message may be displayed prompting you
to format the disc. If the disc is formatted,
the data on it will be erased, and the
process cannot be reversed.
≥Even if a disc with no recorded motion pictures
is ejected, it will not be protected.
ª To release the disc protection
Erase all the motion pictures on the disc or
format the disc.
≥Please be aware that if a disc is formatted, then
all the data recorded will be erased and cannot
be recovered.
≥The disc will need to be re-formatted on the
device you will use.
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Displaying disc information
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
Information such as the type of recorded disc,
the number of recorded scenes, the remaining
space and whether or not the disc is finalized is
displayed.
¬ Rotate the mode dial to select
and then select the [
picture playback) tab.
] (motion
Press the MENU button, then select
[SETUP] # [INFORMATION] # [YES]
and press the cursor button.
MENU
To exit the information screen
Press the MENU button.
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With other products
With other products
≥Do not use any other component cables except
the supplied one.
≥Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying
about the battery running down.
With a TV
ª To display the on-screen
information on the TV
Playback on TV
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
The motion pictures and still pictures recorded
on this unit can be played back on a TV screen.
Connect this unit to a TV with one of the
following terminals. When connecting to a
HDMI terminal, a connection cable (optional)
is necessary.
The information displayed on the screen
(operation icon, time code etc.) can be displayed
on the TV.
Press the EXT DISPLAY button on
the remote control.
PHOTO
EXT
DISPLAY SHOT
¬ Difference in picture quality
DATE/
TIME
depending on the terminal used for
connection
A
D
ZOOM
VOL
B
C
A
B
C
D
E
START/
STOP
E
High Definition images
Standard images until now
HDMI terminal
Component terminal
Video terminal
≥Press the button again to erase the information.
≥The screen on this unit will not change.
ª To watch images with a 16:9
aspect ratio on a regular TV (4:3)
TV/Devices you use
Reference items
TV with a HDMI
terminal
1 Connecting with
a HDMI cable
(optional) (l 86)
When playing back motion pictures or still
pictures recorded on this unit with a 16:9 aspect
ratio on a TV with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the images
on the screen may be squeezed horizontally. In
this case, change the menu setting to play back
the pictures in the original aspect ratio.
(Depending on the TV setting, the pictures may
not be displayed correctly. For more information,
please read the operating instructions of your
TV.)
TV with a HDMI
terminal and AV
amplifier with a
HDMI terminal
2 Listening in
5.1 channel
sound (l 88)
Press the MENU button, then select
[SETUP] # [TV ASPECT] # [4:3] and
press the cursor button.
TV with a
Component
terminal
3 Connecting with
the component
cable (supplied)
and the AV cable
(supplied) (l 89)
Other TVs
Example of images with a 16:9 aspect ratio on a
regular TV (4:3)
[TV ASPECT] setting
[16:9]
[4:3]
4 Connecting with
the AV cable
(supplied) (l 90)
≥Do not use any other AV cables except the
supplied one.
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1 Connecting with a HDMI cable (optional)
What is HDMI?
HDMI is the next-generation interface for digital devices. When this unit is connected to a HDMI
compatible device, the image and audio can be output with a digital signal. If you connect this unit
and a HDMI compatible high definition TV and then playback the recorded high definition images
(l 7), you can enjoy them in high resolution with high quality sound.
If you connect this unit to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with VIERA Link, linked
operations are possible. (l 91)
1 Connect this unit and a TV with the HDMI cable (optional).
HDMI IN
A
≥Use a HDMI cable (optional) A with the logo shown on above.
2 Set the mode dial to
to turn on the power.
3 Select the input channel on the TV.
Example:
Select the [HDMI] channel etc.
(The name of the channel may differ depending on the connected TV.)
4 Start playback on this unit.
The image and audio are output on the TV.
ª If the image or audio from this unit is not output on the TV
≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥Check the connected terminal.
≥Check the input setting (input switch) and the audio input setting on the TV.
(For more information, please read the operating instructions for the TV.)
≥Check [HDMI RESOLUTION]. (l 87)
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ª About the settings when
connecting with HDMI
When this unit is connected to another device
with a HDMI cable, the output setting on this unit
can be changed.
HDMI output resolution
You can switch the method to output the images.
Press the MENU button, then select
[SETUP] > [HDMI RESOLUTION]
desired item and press the cursor
button.
[AUTO]: The output resolution is automatically
set based on the information from the
connected TV.
Information from
the connected TV
Output resolution
720p, 1080i
1080i
Others
576p
[1080i]: The interlace method with 1080
available scan lines is used for output.
[576p]: The progressive method with 576
available scan lines is used for output.
≥If the images are not output on the TV when the
setting is [AUTO], switch to the method –
[1080i] or [576p] – which enables the images to
be displayed on your TV. (Please read the
operating instructions for the TV.)
≥Be sure to connect to a HDMI input terminal.
Do not connect to a HDMI output terminal on
other products.
1080i
This is an interlace scan method which scans
1080 scan lines to display a high definition
image. The 1080 available scan lines are
divided in half and scanned on the screen
alternatively every 1/50th of a second. The
number of available scan lines is nearly
double the 576 scan lines used to display
standard images until now so the images have
clearer detail and a lot of presence.
576p
This is a progressive scan method which
scans all 576 available scan lines on the
screen at the same time every 1/50th of a
second. This method reduces the flickering as
the scan lines are not scanned on the screen
alternatively like in the interlace method.
576i
This is an interlace scan method in which the
576 available scan lines are divided in half
and scanned on the screen alternatively every
1/50th of a second.
Interlace method/progressive method
Video signals until now (PAL) are referred to
as 576i (“i” is short for interlace) whereas a
high-density video signal that doubles the
number of scan lines is called 576p (“p” is
short for progressive).
The component terminal and the HDMI
terminal on this unit are also compatible with
high definition image output [1080i]. It is
necessary to have a compatible TV to enjoy
progressive and high definition images.
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With other products
2 Listening in 5.1 channel sound
If you connect this unit and an AV amplifier that has a HDMI terminal using a HDMI cable and then
playback, you can listen to 5.1 channel sound recorded from the internal microphones.
≥Please read the operating instructions for the AV amplifier, speakers and TV for more information
about how to connect them etc.
C
E
B
C
A
F
HDMI IN
D
D
A
A HDMI cable (optional)
≥Use a HDMI cable (optional) with the logo shown above.
B Centre speaker
C Front speaker
D Surround speaker
E Subwoofer
F AV amplifier (optional)
≥If you connect this unit to a Panasonic AV amplifier and Panasonic TV (VIERA) that are compatible
with VIERA Link (HDAVI Control), linked operations become possible. (l 91)
≥Audio recorded from an external microphone is in stereo (2 ch).
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With other products
3 Connecting with the component cable (supplied) and the AV cable
(supplied)
1 Connect this unit and a TV with the component cable (supplied) and the
AV cable (supplied).
A
A/V
C
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
COMPONENT
B
A Component cable (supplied)
B AV cable (supplied)
≥Connect to terminals of the same colour.
≥The component terminal C is for outputting images only so be sure to also connect the AV cable.
(Insert it in the audio input terminal for the component terminal input. Refer to the operating
instructions of the TV for details.)
2 Set the mode dial to
to turn on the power.
3 Select the input channel on the TV.
Example:
Select the [Component] channel etc.
(The name of the channel may differ depending on the connected TV.)
4 Start playback on this unit.
The image and audio are output on the TV.
ª About the setting when connecting the component terminals
When this unit is connected to a TV with the component cable, the output setting on this unit can be
changed. Set it to match the terminal on the TV that you connect to.
Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] > [COMPONENT OUT] desired
item and press the cursor button.
[576i]: When connecting to the component terminal on the TV compatible with 576i.
(Playback is in standard quality.)
[1080i]: When connecting to the component terminal on the TV compatible with 1080i.
(Playback is in high definition quality.)
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ª If the image or audio from this unit is not output on the TV
≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥Check the connected terminal.
≥Check the TV’s input setting (input switch). (For more information, please read the operating
instructions for the TV.)
≥If the images are not displayed correctly on a wide-screen TV, adjust the setting in screen mode on
the TV. (For more information, please read the operating instructions of the TV.) If the pictures are
displayed squeezed horizontally on a regular TV (4:3), change the setting on this unit. (l 85)
4 Connecting with the AV cable (supplied)
1 Connect this unit and a TV with the AV cable (supplied).
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
A
A/V
A AV cable (supplied)
2 Set the mode dial to
to turn on the power.
3 Select the input channel on the TV.
Example:
Select the [Video 2] channel etc.
(The name of the channel may differ depending on the cable.)
4 Start playback on this unit.
The image and audio are output on the TV.
ª If the image or audio from this unit is not output on the TV
≥Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.
≥Check the connected terminal.
≥Check the TV’s input setting (input switch). (For more information, please read the operating
instructions for the TV.)
≥When a HDMI cable is connected at the same time, priority is given to the output from the HDMI
cable.
≥When the component cable is connected at the same time, priority is given to the component cable for
image output.
≥If the images are not displayed correctly on a wide-screen TV, adjust the setting in screen mode on
the TV. (For more information, please read the operating instructions of the TV.) If the pictures are
displayed squeezed horizontally on a regular TV (4:3), change the setting on this unit. (l 85)
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With other products
Playback using VIERA Link (HDAVI Control)
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL) (SD)
If you connect this unit to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with VIERA Link (HDAVI Control) with a
HDMI cable, the following linked operations become possible.
≥You can use the remote control for the TV to control playback on this unit.
≥If you use the remote control for the TV to turn off the power, the power on this unit also turns off.
(The power cannot be cut off when recording a motion picture, formatting a disc, finalizing a disc,
un-finalizing a disc, deleting data, recovering data or connecting the unit to a computer with a USB
cable.)
≥If you connect with a HDMI cable and then turn on the power, the input channel on the TV
automatically switches to this unit’s screen. If the TV’s power is in standby status, it will turn on
automatically (if [Set] has been selected for the TV’s [Power on Link] setting).
– Depending on the HDMI terminal on the TV, the input channel may not switch automatically. In
this case, use the remote control for the TV to switch the input channel. (For details on how to
switch input, please read the operating instructions for the TV.)
≥If VIERA Link does not work properly, refer to page 117.
1 Connect this unit and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) compatible with
VIERA Link with a HDMI cable (optional).
HDMI IN
A
≥Use a HDMI cable (optional) A with the logo shown on above.
≥If the TV has two or more HDMI input terminals, it is recommended to connect this unit to HDMI2
or HDMI3.
2 Set so that VIERA Link is activated on the connected TV.
≥Read the operating instructions of the TV for how to set etc.
3 Set the mode dial to
to turn on the power.
4 Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] # [VIERA Link] # [ON] and
press the cursor button.
≥The default setting is [ON].
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With other products
5 Operate with the remote control for the TV.
1)
2)
A
DISPLAY ON/OFF
B
C
D
1) Press the button up, down, left or right to select a scene or file to be played back, and then press
the button in the centre to set it.
2) Operate the operation icons that are displayed on TV screen with the remote control for the TV.
A Operation icons
B Display operation icons
C Cancel operation icons
D Display/cancel operation icons
≥The playback operation is performed the same as on this unit.
– Playing back motion pictures (l 69)
– Playing back still pictures (l 73)
To cancel VIERA Link (HDAVI Control)
Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] # [VIERA Link] # [OFF] and press the cursor button.
≥If you are unsure whether or not the TV and AV amplifier you are using are compatible with
VIERA Link, read the operating instructions for the devices.
≥Available linked operations between this unit and a Panasonic TV is different depending on the types
of Panasonic TVs even if they are compatible with VIERA Link. Refer to the operating instructions of
the TV for the operations that support on the TV.
≥Operation is not possible with a cable that is not based on the HDMI standard.
We recommend Panasonic cables.
Part numbers: RP-CDHG15 (1.5 m), RP-CDHG30 (3.0 m), RP-CDHG50 (5.0 m) etc.
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With other products
Playback using Blu-ray Disc
Players
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
Discs recorded with this unit can be inserted in
Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Players and played back.
Devices which can play back discs
recorded with this unit
– DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Disc Player
≥Do not insert DVD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-R DL
discs that have not been finalized into a
Blu-ray Disc Player. Doing so could result in
an unusable disc. Also, when inserting
discs into a Blu-ray Disc Player, a message
may be displayed prompting you to format
the disc, but doing so will delete important
data which cannot be restored, so do not
format the disc.
1
(Only when playing back DVD-RW, DVD-R
or DVD-R DL discs)
Finalize the disc using this unit.
2 Insert the disc into a Blu-ray Disc
Player to play it back.
≥Refer to the Blu-ray Disc Player operating
instructions for details on how to play back
discs.
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With other products
Dubbing images onto a
connected DVD recorder or
video device
(RAM) (-RW) (-R) (-R\DL)
Dubbing images onto a connected DVD recorder
or video device
≥Images are dubbed in standard picture
quality.
≥Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying
about the battery running down.
1 Connect this unit and a video
device.
A
A/V
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
A AV cable (supplied)
≥Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
2 Set the mode dial to
to turn
on the power.
3 Change the input channel on the
video device and TV.
≥The channel set will differ depending on the
terminal to which the unit is connected.
4 Start playback on this unit.
5 Then start recording on the
connected device.
≥See the operating instructions of the video
device for details.
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To stop dubbing
1) Stop recording on the connected device.
2) Then stop playback on this unit.
≥If the date and time display and function
indication are unnecessary, cancel them before
dubbing. (l 40, 85)
If the dubbed images are played back on a
wide-screen TV, the images may be stretched
vertically.
In this case, refer to the operating instruction
of the device you are connecting to or read the
operating instructions of the wide-screen TV
and set the aspect ratio to 16:9.
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With other products
2 Select a file to be printed, then
With a printer (PictBridge)
(SD)
To print pictures by directly connecting this unit
to the printer, use a printer compatible with
PictBridge.
(Read the operating instructions for the printer.)
≥Use the AC adaptor to free you from worrying
about the battery running down.
≥Insert an SD card with recorded images in
this unit and then set the mode dial to
to turn on the power.
1 Connect this unit and a printer.
press the cursor button.
The number of pictures set is displayed.
3 Move the cursor button up or
down to select the desired
number of prints, then press the
cursor button.
≥You can set up to 9 prints.
≥To cancel the setting, set the number of
prints to [0].
≥Up to 8 files displayed can be set in
succession by repeating steps 2 and 3.
4 Press the MENU button to
display the PictBridge menus.
A
A USB cable (supplied)
≥Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
The [PictBridge] indication appears on this
unit’s screen.
≥If the [PictBridge] indication does not
appear or continues to flash, disconnect
and then reconnect the USB cable or check
the printer, SD card and settings on this
unit.
≥Do not use any other USB connection
cables except the supplied one. (Operation
is not guaranteed with any other USB
connection cables.)
5 Select the date print setting on
[DATE PRINT].
≥If the printer is not capable of date printing,
this setting is unavailable.
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With other products
6 Select the paper size setting on
[PAPER SIZE].
[STANDARD]: Size specific to the printer
[4k5 INCH]:
L size
[5k7 INCH]:
2L size
[4k6 INCH]:
Postcard size
[A4]:
A4 size
≥You cannot set paper sizes not supported on
the printer.
7 Select the layout setting on
[PAGE LAYOUT].
[STANDARD]: Layout specific to the printer
[
]:
No frame print
[
]:
Frame print
≥You cannot set page layouts not supported on
the printer.
8 Select [PRINT] # [YES] and press
the cursor button to print the
pictures.
≥Exit PictBridge by disconnecting the USB
cable (supplied) after the pictures have
been printed.
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When you stop printing halfway
Move the cursor button down.
≥A confirmation message appears. If [YES] is
selected, the number of prints set is cancelled
and the screen returns to step 2. If [NO] is
selected, all the settings are kept and the
screen returns to step 3.
≥Avoid the following operations during printing.
These operations disable proper printing.
– Disconnecting the USB cable
– Removing the SD card
– Switching the mode dial
– Turning off the power
≥Check the settings for the paper size, quality of
print, etc. on the printer.
≥The edges of still pictures recorded on this unit
with a 16:9 aspect ratio may be cut at printing.
Check before printing. When using a printer
with a trimming or borderless printing function,
cancel this function before printing. (Refer to
the operating instructions of the printer for
details.)
≥You may not be able to print still pictures
recorded with other products.
≥When the unit is connected directly to the
printer, the DPOF settings cannot be used.
≥Connect the printer directly to this unit. Do not
use a USB hub.
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With a computer
With a computer
Before using with a computer
What you can do with a computer
ª When using still pictures recorded on this unit with a computer.
Can do
Playing back still pictures on a computer
Copying still pictures to a computer
Software used
Standard Windows picture viewer or a
commercially available picture viewer
Windows Explorer
Operating environment
≥When 2 or more USB devices are connected to a computer, or when devices are connected through
USB hubs or by using extension cables, proper operation is not guaranteed.
≥Use the supplied USB cable when connecting to the computer. (Operation is not guaranteed with any
other USB cables.)
≥Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some personal
computers cannot be used.
≥This software is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98/98SE,
Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows NT.
≥Operation on an upgraded OS is not guaranteed.
≥Operation on an OS other than the one pre-installed is not guaranteed.
ª Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage)
Personal computer
IBM PC/AT compatible personal computer
OS
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
CPU
Intel Pentium III 450 MHz or higher or Intel Celeron 400 MHz or higher
RAM
128 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended)
Interface
USB port
Other requirements
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
≥Operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.
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With a computer
Connection and recognition
Connection and recognition
procedures
≥If the recognition procedure is not
accomplished properly, operation will not be
possible after connecting the unit to the
computer.
≥If the unit fails to operate normally it may mean
that the correction procedure was not
conducted properly.
1 Connect this unit to the AC
adaptor.
≥If a battery is used, operation is not
possible when this unit is connected to a
computer.
2 Insert an SD card with recorded
images in this unit and then set
the mode dial to PC to turn on
the power.
PC
A USB cable (supplied)
This unit is automatically recognised by the
computer.
≥Insert the plugs as far as they will go. The
unit and computer will not operate properly
if the plugs are not inserted fully.
≥Do not use any other USB connection
cables except the supplied one. (Operation
is not guaranteed with any other USB
connection cables.)
≥When the unit is connected to a computer,
the operation mode cannot be changed and
its power cannot be turned off.
In this case, disconnect the USB cable. (l 99)
≥When this unit is connected to a computer, you
cannot use this unit’s DISC EJECT lever to
remove a disc.
≥When a computer is accessing the SD card in
this unit, the card access lamp lights. (When a
card is being accessed,
appears on the
LCD monitor.) Do not disconnect the USB
cable or AC adaptor while the disc or card is
being accessed as it may damage the data.
≥It may be necessary to reboot the computer
after connecting this unit to it for the first time.
About the computer display
OFF
When the unit is connected to a computer, it is
recognised as an external drive.
≥[Removable Disk] is displayed in
[My Computer].
3 Connect this unit and a
computer.
Example folder structure of an SD card:
Removable Disk
DCIM
100CDPFP
MISC
A
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≥JPEG format still pictures (IMGA0001.JPG
etc.) are stored in the [100CDPFP] folder.
These can be opened with picture software that
supports JPEG pictures.
≥Up to 999 files can be recorded in the
[100CDPFP] or other such folder.
≥The DPOF setting files are recorded in the
[MISC] folder.
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With a computer
ª Disk drive display
[Optical Disk Drive] is displayed in
[My Computer], but it cannot be opened on
computers that do not support the AVCHD.
In order to access the drive, you will need a
computer which has had software installed that
supports the AVCHD.
ª Copying still pictures recorded
on the SD card to a computer
Card reader function (mass storage)
When an SD card with recorded data on it is
inserted into the unit and the unit is connected to
a computer using a USB cable, the SD card can
be used as an external drive so that still pictures
on the card can be copied to the computer with
Explorer or other programmes.
1 Set the mode dial on the unit to
and connect the unit to the
computer.
PC
[Removable Disk] is displayed in
[My Computer].
2 Double click the folder that
contains the files on the
removable disk ([DCIM] >
[100CDPFP]).
To disconnect USB cable
safely
1 Double click the
icon in task
tray displayed on the computer.
≥Hardware disconnect dialogue appears.
≥Depending on your computer’s settings,
this icon may not be displayed.
2 Select [USB Mass Storage
Device] and click [Stop].
≥Verify [MATSHITA HDC-DX1 USB Device]
is selected and click [OK].
3 Select [USB Mass Storage
Device] and click [Stop].
≥Verify [MATSHITA DVD-RAM LMXK1987
USB Device] is selected and click [OK].
≥Click [Close], and you can safely
disconnect the USB cable.
≥Do not disconnect the USB cable while the
ACCESS/PC lamp or card access lamp lights
(
appears on the LCD monitor) as it may
damage the data.
3 Drag and drop the files onto the
destination folder (on the
computer hard disk).
≥Always use this unit to format SD cards.
≥When data not supported by this unit has been
recorded on a computer, it will not be
recognised by this unit.
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With a computer
Verifying the unit is correctly
recognised by the computer
To verify this unit is correctly recognised by the
computer, rotate the mode dial on this unit to
select PC connection mode, then connect the
unit to the computer with a USB cable and follow
the steps below.
≥With some computers including those made by
NEC, the Device Manager may not be
displayed if a mode that places restrictions on
the functions has been established. Consult the
manufacturer or follow the steps in your
computer’s operating instructions to establish a
mode in which all the functions can be used,
then proceed with operation.
1 Select [start] # ([Settings] #)
[Control Panel] # ([Performance
and Maintenance] #) [System].
2 Click the [Hardware] tab, then
click [Device Manager].
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3 Verify the following items are
displayed.
ª If the driver has been recognised
properly
[USB Mass Storage Device] is displayed at
[Universal Serial Bus controllers].
ª If the driver has not been
recognised properly
[!] or [Unknown device] appears at [Universal
Serial Bus controllers] or [Other devices], etc.
(Where the display will appear depends on the
type of computer you are using.)
You can use the following method to enable it to
be recognised.
Method 1: Turn off the unit and your computer
once and try again.
Method 2: Eject the SD card and try verifying
again.
Method 3: Try connecting the unit to another
USB port on your computer.
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With a computer
If using a Macintosh
≥Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some personal
computers cannot be used.
≥Apple, Mac OS is either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.
≥PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
≥Intel® CoreTM Solo and Intel® CoreTM Duo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
ª Operating environment for the card reader function (mass storage)
Personal computer
Macintosh
OS
Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.4
CPU
PowerPC G3 (400 MHz or higher)
PowerPC G4
PowerPC G5
Intel Core Duo
Intel Core Solo
RAM
64 MB or more
Interface
USB port
≥Use an OS standard driver for operation.
ª Copying still pictures on PC
1 Connect this unit to the personal computer via the supplied USB cable.
2 Double-click [NO_NAME] displayed on the desktop.
≥Files are stored in [100CDPFP] folder etc. in the [DCIM] folder.
3 Using a drag-and-drop operation, move the pictures you want to acquire
or the folder storing those pictures to any different folder on the personal
computer.
ª To disconnect USB cable safely
Drag [NO_NAME] or [MEI_UDF]* disk icon to the [Trash], and then disconnect the USB cable.
*[Untitled] or [DVD_CAMERA] may appear instead of this.
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Others
Menus and Indications
Menu list
Recording menus
ª [BASIC]
[SCENE MODE] (l 64)
[D.ZOOM] (l 53)
[O.I.S.] (l 60)
[GUIDE LINES] (l 61)
[CLOCK SET] (l 39)
ª [VIDEO]
[REC MODE] (l 47)
[FADE COLOUR] (l 55)
[WIND CUT] (l 61)
[ZOOM MIC] (l 53)
[MIC LEVEL] (l 62)
[AGS] (l 44)
ª [PICTURE]
[PICT. QUALITY] (l 51)
[FLASH LEVEL] (l 60)
[SHTR EFFECT] (l 50)
ª [ADVANCED]
[REC LAMP] (l 104)
[ZEBRA] (l 63)
[COLOUR BARS] (l 64)
[MF ASSIST] (l 65)
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ª [SETUP]
[FORMAT DISC] (l 80)
[AUTO PROTECT] (l 83)
[FORMAT CARD] (l 80)
[DISPLAY] (l 104)
[DATE/TIME] (l 40)
[DATE FORMAT] (l 40)
[POWER SAVE] (l 104)
[BEEP SOUND] (l 104)
[LCD AI] (l 42)
[LCD SET] (l 41)
[EVF SET] (l 41)
[COMPONENT OUT] (l 89)
[HDMI RESOLUTION] (l 87)
[VIERA Link] (l 91)
[TV ASPECT] (l 85)
[INITIAL SET] (l 104)
[DEMO MODE] (l 104)
ª [LANGUAGE] (l 40)
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Playback menus
(motion picture playback)
Playback menus
(still picture playback)
ª [PLAY SETUP]
ª [PLAY SETUP]
[PLAY MODE] (l 72)
[REPEAT PLAY] (l 72)
[RESUME PLAY] (l 73)
[SCENE PROTECT] (l 76)
[GUIDE LINES] (l 61)
[SCENE PROTECT] (l 78)
[DPOF SET] (l 79)
ª [SETUP]
[FORMAT DISC] (l 80)
[FINALIZE]
(When using a DVD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-R DL)
(l 81)
[CREATE TOP MENU]
(When using a DVD-RAM) (l 82)
[UN-FINALIZE] (l 82)
[AUTO PROTECT] (l 83)
[INFORMATION] (l 84)
[FORMAT CARD] (l 80)
[DISPLAY] (l 104)
[DATE/TIME] (l 40)
[DATE FORMAT] (l 40)
[POWER SAVE] (l 104)
[BEEP SOUND] (l 104)
[LCD AI] (l 42)
[LCD SET] (l 41)
[EVF SET] (l 41)
[COMPONENT OUT] (l 89)
[HDMI RESOLUTION] (l 87)
[VIERA Link] (l 91)
[TV ASPECT] (l 85)
ª [SETUP]
[FORMAT CARD] (l 80)
[DISPLAY] (l 104)
[DATE/TIME] (l 40)
[DATE FORMAT] (l 40)
[POWER SAVE] (l 104)
[BEEP SOUND] (l 104)
[LCD AI] (l 42)
[LCD SET] (l 41)
[EVF SET] (l 41)
[COMPONENT OUT] (l 89)
[HDMI RESOLUTION] (l 87)
[VIERA Link] (l 91)
[TV ASPECT] (l 85)
ª [LANGUAGE] (l 40)
ª [LANGUAGE] (l 40)
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Menus related to [ADVANCED]
and [SETUP]
ª [REC LAMP]
≥[OFF]
≥[ON]
The recording lamp lights during recording and
flashes when the unit receives a signal from the
remote control or when the self-timer is counting
down. When this is set to [OFF], it does not light
during recording.
ª [DISPLAY]
≥[OFF]
≥[ON]
The screen indications are selected as shown in
the illustration below.
[OFF]
ª [BEEP SOUND]
≥[OFF]
≥[ON]
This allows operations such as starting and
ending recording to be signaled by a beep.
When [OFF] is set, no beep is heard when an
operation such as recording is started or ended.
1 Beep
When you start recording
When you turn on the power
When this unit is recognised by the computer or
the printer, etc.
2 Beeps
When you pause recording
When you turn off the power
2 Beeps for 4 times
When an error occurs e.g. recording not starting.
Check the sentence displayed on the screen.
(l 107)
ª [INITIAL SET]
≥[YES]
≥[NO]
When there is a menu that cannot be selected
due another function or mode being activated,
set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back
to the initial shipping condition.
(The language setting cannot be changed back
to the initial shipping condition.)
[ON]
ª [DEMO MODE]
ª [POWER SAVE]
≥[OFF]
[OFF]:
≥[5 MINUTES]
The power saving function is not
activated.
[5 MINUTES]: When about 5 minutes have
passed without any operation,
this unit automatically turns off to
prevent the battery from running
down. When you use this unit
turn it on again.
≥In the following cases, the unit may not turn off
even when you set this to [5 MINUTES].
– When using the AC adaptor
– When connecting the unit to a computer or
printer via the USB cable
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≥[OFF]
≥[ON]
This item is used to start the unit demonstration.
(Only when the mode dial is at the
position)
If you set this to [ON] without inserting a disc or
an SD card, this unit is automatically set to the
demonstration mode for introducing its functions.
If any button is pressed or operated, the
demonstration mode is cancelled. If no
operations take place for approx. 10 minutes, the
demonstration mode automatically starts. To
terminate the demonstration mode, insert a disc
or an SD card, or set this to [OFF]. For normal
use, set this function to [OFF].
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Zoom microphone
Indications
Wind noise reduction
ª Recording indications
Microphone level
Motion picture recording
Zebra display
HF , HN , HE
Motion picture recording mode
5
Sports mode
Portrait mode
Low light mode
15.12.2007 15:30
Spotlight mode
Still picture recording
Surf & snow mode
AWB
Auto white balance
Indoor mode (recording under
incandescent lamp)
Outdoor mode
Manual adjustment mode
Remaining battery power
Disc type
90min
Remaining time for battery
power
R30min
Remaining time for motion
pictures recording
0h00m00s
Elapsed recording time
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15:30
Date indication
Time indication
ß/ßA/
Flash
¥/; (Red)
Recording/writing to a disc
ßi/ßj
Flash level
; (Green)
Recording pause
AUTO
Auto mode
MNL
Manual mode
MF
Manual focus
10t
DVD-RAM
DVD-RW
DVD-R
DVD-R DL
(dual layer on single side)
Red eye reduction
± (White)
¥ (Green)
Focus indication
Ø10/Ø2
Self-Timer recording
Zoom magnification indication
MEGA
MEGA OIS
Backlight compensation
2.1M
Number of recording pixels for
still pictures
1920k1080
Image stabilizer
Power LCD
(White)
Card can be recorded to
1/100
Shutter speed
(Green)
Recognising the card
OPEN, F2.0
F number
(Red)
Recording/accessing the card
0dB
Gain value
/
Still picture quality
Soft skin mode
Tele macro
,
/
100
Remaining number of still
pictures
Fade (White), Fade (Black)
Colour night view function/
0 Lux colour night view
function
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ª Playback indications
Motion picture playback
2.1M
Number of recording pixels for
still pictures
1920k1080
The picture size is not displayed for still
pictures recorded with other products that have
different picture sizes from the sizes shown
above.
Still picture playback
ª PC connection indications
Accessing the card
(When connected to a computer)
ª Confirmatory indications
1
Playback
;
Pause
5/6
Cue/Review playback
7/8
Last/first scene paused
––
(Time
display)
The built-in battery is low. (l 40)
°
9/:
Skip playback
D/E
Slow motion playback
;1/2;
Frame-by-frame playback
0h00m00s
Motion picture playback time
The warning/alarm indication
appears when LCD monitor is
rotated towards the lens side.
Return the direction of the LCD
monitor to normal position and
check the warning/alarm
indication.
Play mode
No disc is inserted.
All scenes on the disc
Unusable disc
Scenes recorded on the
selected date
Unusable card
No.10
15
Scene number
Volume adjustment
Repeat playback
Resume playback
100-0001
Still picture folder/file number
display
PictBridge
When a printer compatible with
PictBridge is connected
1
DPOF already set
(to more than 1)
Contents that have been
protected on another device.
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Messages
CANNOT RECORD.
Data writing to the disc or SD card has failed.
NO DATA.
There are no images recorded on the disc or SD card.
If this message appears although data is recorded on the SD card,
the condition of the card is probably not stable.
Turn off the power and then turn it on again.
CANNOT BE USED DUE
TO INCOMPATIBLE DATA.
The recording format is different so it cannot be used. Insert a new
disc.
CANNOT RECORD INCOMPATIBLE CONTROL
DATA.
INCOMPATIBLE DISC.
You inserted an incompatible disc (copy-protected discs, etc.).
PLEASE CHECK THE
DISC.
You inserted a disc that cannot be read on this unit.
THIS IS A NONRECORDABLE DISC.
The disc cannot be used for recording on this unit. Insert a new disc.
FOR BEST
PERFORMANCE
PANASONIC DISC IS
RECOMMENDED.
You inserted a disc that does not meet the DVD standard for quality
and performance so you may not be able to record normally. Refer
to the following support site for information about discs that have
been confirmed as compatible by Panasonic.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
CANNOT RECORD. (THIS
DISC IS FINALIZED)
A finalized DVD-RW or DVD-R, DVD-R DL has been inserted.
After finalizing, the discs become play-only and cannot record. If
you un-finalize a DVD-RW, it can be used for recording. (l 82)
CANNOT RECORD. DISC
IS FULL.
The disc is full or the number of scenes has reached the maximum
limit so no further data can be recorded. Delete unnecessary
scenes (l 75) or insert a new disc.
CANNOT RECORD. THE
NUMBER OF SCENES HAS
EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM
LIMIT.
CANNOT RECORD - DATE
CAPACITY IS FULL.
The number of scenes grouped together on a date has reached the
maximum number so recording is not possible. Delete unnecessary
scenes (l 75) or insert a new disc.
NO NEED TO FORMAT
THIS DISC.
DVD-R and DVD-R DL can only be recorded on once so cannot be
formatted.
THIS DISC IS FINALIZED.
A finalized disc has been inserted. DVD-R and DVD-R DL cannot be
un-finalized. If you un-finalize a DVD-RW, it can be used for
recording again. (l 82)
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CANNOT FINALIZE.
CANNOT UN-FINALIZE
THIS DISC.
The disc cannot be finalized (un-finalized) on this unit. (The disc
was recorded on another device etc.)
Or, you are trying to finalize a disc that has no motion pictures
recorded on it.
CANNOT READ DISC.
PLEASE CHECK
CONDITION OF DISC.
There are scratches or dirt on the recording/playback side of the
disc. If there is dirt on the disc, use the supplied cleaning cloth to
wipe it. (l 25) If the disc is scratched, insert a new one.
CHECK CARD.
This card is not compatible or it cannot be recognised by the unit.
CARD LOCKED.
The write protection switch on the SD card is set to LOCK. (l 24)
CARD FULL.
The SD card is full so no further data can be recorded. Delete
unnecessary files (l 77) or insert a new SD card.
TOP MENU COULD NOT
BE CREATED.
Creating a top menu has failed.
There may be scratches or dirt on the recording/playback side of the
disc. If there is dirt on the disc, use the supplied cleaning cloth to
wipe it. (l 25)
CANNOT PROTECT.
Scenes on the DVD-RAM for which top menus have been created
cannot be protected.
CANNOT OPERATE.
INTERNAL TEMPERATURE
IS TOO HIGH.
The temperature of the unit is high so it cannot be operated. Turn off
the power, wait until the unit cools and then turn on the power again.
INTERNAL TEMPERATURE
TOO HIGH. PLEASE TURN
UNIT OFF AND WAIT A
WHILE.
THIS BATTERY CANNOT
BE USED.
Use a battery that you can use for this unit. (l 27)
If using a Panasonic battery compatible with this unit (l 27), eject
the battery and then insert it again. If the message appears even
after repeating this several times, this unit needs repair. Detach the
power and consult the dealer who you purchased this unit from. Do
not attempt to repair it by yourself.
CANNOT RECORD IN AGS
MODE.
The AGS function is activated. (l 44)
PUSH THE RESET
SWITCH.
An irregularity in the unit has been detected. Press the RESET
button to restart the unit. (l 116)
There may be scratches or dirt on the recording/playback side of the
disc. If there is dirt on the disc, use the supplied cleaning cloth to
wipe it. (l 25) If the disc is scratched, insert a new one.
CHECK THE DISC AFTER
PUSHING THE RESET
SWITCH TO REPAIR IT.
CANNOT SET.
The [GUIDE LINES], [ZEBRA], [MF ASSIST] and [MIC LEVEL]
menu settings cannot be set when the colour bar is set.
CHANGE MODE TO USE
USB.
The USB cable is connected in recording mode.
DISCONNECT USB
CABLE.
The unit cannot correctly establish the connection to the computer
or printer. Disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable.
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About recovery
It is possible that the system cannot complete writing of a file normally when, for example, power is
turned off for some reason during recording or editing.
If faulty management information is found when a disc is accessed, the following message may appear.
(Repairing may take time depending on the error.)
CONTROL DATA ERROR HAS BEEN
DETECTED.
When connecting to AC adaptor or the remaining capacity of the battery is enough:
[FINISHED.]
When the remaining capacity of the battery is low:
[PLEASE CONNECT AC ADAPTOR OR CHANGE BATTERY.]
THUMBNAIL DATA ERROR IS DETECTED.
When connecting to AC adaptor or the remaining capacity of the battery is enough:
[THUMBNAIL DATA HAS BEEN REPAIRED SUCCESSFULLY.]
When the remaining capacity of the battery is low:
[PLEASE CONNECT AC ADAPTOR OR CHANGE BATTERY.]
≥Use a sufficiently charged battery or the AC adaptor.
≥Depending on the condition of the data, it may not be possible to completely repair the data.
≥If the recovery fails, you will no longer be able to playback the data recorded before the power went
off.
≥When data recorded on another device is recovered, it may not be possible to play back the data on
this unit or the other device.
≥If the thumbnail information is recovered, displaying the thumbnails may become slower.
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Functions that cannot be used simultaneously
Some functions in this unit are disabled or cannot be selected due to the unit’s specifications.
The table below shows examples of functions restricted by various conditions.
Functions
Conditions which disable the functions
Backlight compensation
≥When the colour night view function is used
≥When the iris/gain is set
Colour night view (Set and cancel)
≥While recording
Soft skin mode (Set and cancel)
Tele macro (Set and cancel)
Help mode
Shutter effect
≥While motion pictures recording
Flash
≥While motion pictures recording
≥When the colour night view function is used
Zoom
≥When the PHOTO SHOT button is pressed halfway in still
picture recording
Zoom microphone
≥An external microphone is used
Wind noise reduction
Scene mode
≥When setting the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to
AUTO
≥When the colour night view function is used
MF assist function
≥When digital zoom (12k or higher) is used
Change of white balance
≥When digital zoom (12k or higher) is used
≥When the colour night view function is used
Adjusting the shutter speed, iris/
gain
≥When the colour night view function is used
≥When the scene mode is used
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Frequently asked questions
What kind of discs can be used?
DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-R DL can be used if they are 8 cm bare discs.
(l 21)
Can discs with a cartridge be used?
They can be used if the cartridge is removed.
Can double sided discs be used?
They can be used.
However you cannot record or play continuously from one side of the disc to the other.
You will need to eject the disc and turn it over.
Can I record continuously from one side of the disc to the other on a double sided disc?
You cannot record continuously from one side of the disc to the other. The recording time
indicated on the disc package is the total time for both sides. You will need to eject the
disc and turn it over to record on both sides.
Can DVD-R or DVD-R DL be recorded to once only?
Recording can be started and stopped until the disc is full.
However the data recorded on the DVD-R or DVD-R DL cannot be erased.
Is playback possible on a DVD player?
To playback a disc recorded on this unit, you will need a playback device that supports
the AVCHD.
Also if a DVD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-R DL recorded on this unit is inserted in another
device without it being finalized, it may no longer be possible to use the disc. Always
finalize the disc on this unit before inserting it in another device.
Can commercially available computer software be used?
For information about software from other companies, contact the makers of the
software.
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Troubleshooting
ª Unit operations
Problem
Check points
This unit cannot be
turned on.
≥Is the battery fully charged?
# Charge the battery using the AC adaptor. (l 26)
≥The battery protection circuit may have operated. Attach the battery
to the AC adaptor for 5 to 10 seconds. If the unit still cannot be
used, the battery is faulty.
≥Is the LCD monitor opened or the viewfinder extended?
This unit is turned off
automatically.
≥If you do not use the unit for approximately 5 minutes, the power is
automatically turned off to conserve the battery charge. To resume
recording, turn the power back on. The power will not turn off
automatically when the power save function is set to [OFF]. (l 104)
≥Are you connecting to a TV compatible with VIERA Link with a
HDMI cable?
# If you connect to a TV compatible with VIERA Link with a HDMI
cable and turn off the power on the TV with the remote control for
the TV, the power on this unit also turns off. If you are not using
VIERA Link, set [VIERA Link] to [OFF]. (l 91)
This unit does not stay
on long enough.
≥Is the battery low?
# If the remaining battery power indication is flashing or the
message “LOW BATTERY.” is displayed, the battery has run
down. Charge the battery. (l 26)
A clicking sound is heard
when the unit is shaken
about.
≥This is the sound of the lens moving and is not a defect.
This sound will no longer be heard when the unit’s power is turned
on.
Battery runs down
quickly.
≥Is the battery fully charged?
# Charge it with the AC adaptor. (l 26)
≥Are you using the battery in an extremely cold place?
# The battery is affected by ambient temperature. In cold places,
the operating time of the battery becomes shorter.
≥Has the battery worn out?
# The battery has a limited life. If the operating time is still too short
even after the battery is fully charged, the battery has worn out
and can no longer be used.
The minute display of the
remaining battery power
indication is not
displayed correctly.
≥The remaining battery capacity indication is an approximation. If you
think the remaining battery capacity indication is not displayed
correctly, fully charge the battery, discharge it and then charge it
again. (Even if this operation is performed, it may not be possible to
display the remaining battery capacity correctly if the battery was
used for a long period of time where the temperature was low or
high or if the battery was repeatedly charged.)
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Problem
This unit cannot be
operated though it is
turned on.
This unit does not
operate normally.
Check points
≥The unit cannot be operated unless you open the LCD monitor or
extend the viewfinder.
≥Press the RESET button. (l 116) If normal conditions are not
restored yet, remove the battery or AC adaptor, wait about 1 minute
and then reconnect the battery or AC adaptor. Then about 1 minute
later, turn on the power again. (Conducting the above operation
when the access lamp is on may destroy the data on the disc or SD
card.)
The remote control does
not function.
≥Has the button-type battery of the remote control run out?
# Replace it with a new button-type battery. (l 19)
The DISC EJECT lever
does not work.
≥The disc cover will not open unless the unit is powered.
# Connect a charged battery or AC adaptor.
≥The DISC EJECT lever does not work when the unit is connected to
the computer.
# Disconnect the USB cable.
The screen has changed
suddenly.
≥Has the demonstration started?
# If you set [DEMO MODE] to [ON] without inserting a disc or an
SD card in recording mode, the unit is automatically set to the
demonstration mode for introducing its functions. Normally this
should be set to [OFF]. Press the MENU button, then select
[SETUP] # [DEMO MODE] # [OFF] and press the cursor
button.
A function indication
such as the remaining
time indication or the
elapsed time indication is
not shown.
≥If you set [SETUP] > [DISPLAY] > [OFF], indications other than
warnings and date indications disappear.
The disc cannot be read.
≥Are there fingerprints or dirt on the surface of the disc?
# If there are fingerprints or dirt on the disc, wipe them off. (l 25)
Recording does not start
although power is
supplied to this unit and
the disc or SD card is
correctly inserted.
≥Has the DVD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-R DL been finalized?
# After finalizing, the discs become play-only and cannot record. If
you un-finalize a DVD-RW, it can be used for recording. (l 82)
≥Has the SD card’s write protect switch been set to LOCK?
# No recording is possible while the write protect switch is set to
LOCK. (l 24)
≥Is the memory of the disc or SD card full?
# If the disc or SD card has no more available memory, free up
some memory by deleting unnecessary scenes (l 75, 77) or
use a new disc or SD card.
≥Is the unit set to the recording mode?
# No recording is possible unless the mode dial is at
.
≥Is the disc cover open?
# If the cover is open, this unit may not operate normally. Close the
disc cover.
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Problem
Recording starts but
stops immediately.
The playback picture
breaks up for a moment.
Check points
≥Is the disc scratched or dirty?
# Wipe off the dirt on the disc. (l 25) If the disc is scratched, insert
a new one.
≥The unit is hot. Follow the messages on the display. To use the unit
again, turn the unit off and leave it for a while.
The unit arbitrarily stops
recording.
≥Is the AGS function activated?
# Record in the normal horizontal position or set [AGS] to [OFF].
(l 44)
Auto focus function does
not work.
≥Is manual focus mode selected?
# Set the AUTO/MANUAL/FOCUS switch to AUTO.
≥Are you trying to record a scene which is hard to bring into focus in
auto focus mode?
# There are some recording subjects and surroundings for which
the auto focus does not operate correctly. (l 122) If so, use the
manual focus mode to adjust the focus. (l 65)
Recorded still pictures
are not clear.
≥Are you trying to record small or finely detailed objects with
[PICT. QUALITY] set at [
]?
# If you try to record small or finely detailed objects with
[PICT. QUALITY] set at [
], the images may break up into a
mosaic-like pattern. Record with [PICT. QUALITY] set at [
]
instead. (l 51)
Sound is not played back
from the built-in speaker
of this unit.
≥Is the volume too low?
# During playback, move the volume lever to display the volume
indication and adjust it. (l 71)
Sound is played back
from one side of
speakers when motion
pictures recorded on this
unit are played back on
another device.
≥The internal microphones of this unit record sound with Dolby Digital
5.1 Creator. When the sound is played back on another device, if
stereo 2 channel speakers on TV are used, the sound may be
played back from one side of the speakers.
When the TV has surround sound effect function, we recommend
using it.
Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for how to operate the
surround sound effect.
Although this unit is
correctly connected to a
TV, images cannot be
seen.
≥Does the input switch on the TV match the connected terminal?
# Please read the operating instructions of your TV and select the
channel that matches the input used for the connection.
≥Is the [TV ASPECT] setting correct?
# Change the setting to match the aspect ratio of the TV.
Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] # [TV ASPECT]
# [16:9] or [4:3] and press the cursor button.
≥Are the HDMI and component cables connected to the unit while in
recording or PC connection mode?
# If both HDMI and component cables are to be connected, set the
unit to playback mode.
The images are squeezed
horizontally.
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Problem
Check points
Scenes cannot be deleted
or edited.
≥Is the scene protected?
# Release the protection. (l 76) If the disc or the contents on the
disc have been protected on another device, release the
protection on the same device.
≥Scene which cannot be displayed as thumbnails (the thumbnails are
displayed as [
]) cannot be deleted. If the scenes are
unnecessary, format the disc or SD card to erase the data. (l 80)
Please be aware that if a disc or SD card is formatted then all the
data recorded on the disc or SD card will be erased.
≥Is the still picture file protected?
# Protected files cannot be deleted. Release the protect setting.
(l 78)
≥If the SD card’s write protect switch is set to LOCK, then deletion is
disabled. (l 24)
The images on the SD
card do not look normal.
≥The data may be destroyed. It may have been destroyed by static or
electromagnetic waves. Store important data on a computer or other
products as well.
Even if a disc or an SD
card is formatted, it
cannot be used.
≥Either this unit or the disc or SD card may be damaged. Please
consult a dealer. Use an SD card from 8 MB to 4 GB with this unit.
If the SD card is inserted
in this unit, it is not
recognised.
≥Is the SD card formatted on a computer inserted?
# Use this unit to format SD cards. Please be aware that if an SD
card is formatted, then all the data recorded on the card will be
erased. (l 80)
If the SD card is inserted
in another device, it is not
recognised.
≥Check that the device is compatible with the capacity or type of SD
card (SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card) that you inserted.
(l 24)
# Refer to the operating instructions of the device for details.
The indication
disappears.
≥Is this unit connected to a computer?
# No operation can be performed on this unit when it is connected
to a computer.
≥Turn off the power to this unit. If the power cannot be turned off,
press the RESET button, or remove the battery or AC adaptor and
then reattach it. After that, turn on the power again. If normal
operation is still not restored, detach the power connected, and
consult the dealer who you purchased this unit from.
The screen is frozen.
No operation can be
performed.
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Problem
“PUSH THE RESET
SWITCH.” or “CHECK
THE DISC AFTER
PUSHING THE RESET
SWITCH TO REPAIR IT.”
is displayed.
Check points
≥Is the disc scratched or dirty?
# After using the following method to restart the unit, eject the disc
and clean it. (l 25) If there are scratches on the disc, use a new
disc.
≥The unit has automatically detected an error. Press the RESET
button with the projecting part of the grip belt A. This will restart the
unit.
A
≥If you do not press the RESET button, the power to this unit is
turned off automatically about 1 minute later.
≥Even after you press the RESET button, the indication may still
appear repeatedly. If so, this unit needs repair. Detach the power
connected, and consult the dealer who you purchased this unit
from. Do not attempt to repair the unit by yourself.
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ª When connected to another device
Problem
Check points
VIERA Link does not
work.
≥Are you connecting with the component cable or the AV cable?
# Connect with a HDMI cable (purchase separately). (l 91)
≥Is the [VIERA Link] setting appropriate?
# Press the MENU button, then select [SETUP] > [VIERA Link]
> [ON] with the cursor button.
≥Depending on HDMI terminal of the TV, the input channel may not
switch automatically. In this case, use the remote control for the TV
to switch input. (For details on how to switch input, please read the
operating instructions for the TV.)
≥Check the VIERA Link setting on the connected device.
≥Turn the power to the unit off and then back on again.
≥Set [Ctrl with HDMI] to [Off] on the TV and then turn it back to [On].
(Refer to the operating instructions of the TV (VIERA) for details.)
With the VIERA Link on,
the power to the unit
does not turn off even if
the TV is turned off.
≥Is the mode dial on the unit set to PC connection mode?
# VIERA Link does not work with the unit in PC connection mode.
ª With a computer
Problem
Check points
Even if connected by the
USB cable, this unit is not
recognised by the
computer.
≥Have you set this unit to the correct mode?
# This unit is not recognised in recording mode or playback mode.
Set it to PC connection mode.
≥Is the AC adaptor connected?
# Use the AC adapter when connecting this unit and a computer.
≥Select another USB terminal on the computer.
≥Check the operating environment. (l 97)
≥Turn the power to the unit off and then back on again and reconnect
the USB cable.
When the USB cable is
disconnected, an error
message will appear on
the computer.
≥To disconnect the USB cable safely, double-click the
task tray and follow the instructions on the screen.
icon in the
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Cautions for use
About this unit
≥The unit, disc and SD card become warm after
long operation, but this is not a malfunction.
Keep the High Definition Video Camera as far
away as possible from electromagnetic
equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs,
video games etc.).
≥If you use the High Definition Video Camera on
top of or near a TV, the pictures and sound on
the High Definition Video Camera may be
disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.
≥Do not use the High Definition Video Camera
near cell phones because doing so may result
in noise adversely affecting the pictures and
sound.
≥Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures
may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields
created by speakers or large motors.
≥Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by
microprocessors may adversely affect the High
Definition Video Camera, disturbing the
pictures and sound.
≥If the High Definition Video Camera is
adversely affected by electromagnetic
equipment and stops functioning properly, turn
the High Definition Video Camera off and
remove the battery or disconnect AC adaptor.
Then reinsert the battery or reconnect AC
adaptor and turn the High Definition Video
Camera on.
Do not use the High Definition Video Camera
near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.
≥If you record near radio transmitters or
high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and
sound may be adversely affected.
Make sure to use the supplied cords and
cables. If you use optional accessories, use
the cords and the cables supplied with them.
Do not extend the cords and the cables.
Do not spray insecticides or volatile
chemicals onto the unit.
≥If the unit is sprayed with such chemicals, its
body may be marred and the surface finish may
peel off.
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≥Do not leave rubber or plastic products in
contact with the unit for a long time.
When you use the unit in a sandy or dusty
place such as a beach, do not let sand or fine
dust get into the body and terminals of the
unit.
Also, keep the unit away from sea water.
≥Sand or dust may damage the unit. (Care
should be taken when inserting and removing a
disc or a card.)
≥If sea water splashes onto the unit, wipe off the
water with a well wrung cloth. Then wipe the
unit again with a dry cloth.
When carrying the unit, do not drop or bump
it.
≥A strong impact can break the unit’s casing,
causing it to malfunction.
Do not use benzine, paint thinner or alcohol
for cleaning the unit.
≥Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull out
the AC cable from the AC outlet.
≥The camera body may be discoloured and the
surface finish may peel off.
≥Wipe the unit with a soft dry cloth to remove
dust and fingerprints. To remove stubborn
stains, thoroughly wring a cloth that has been
soaked in a neutral detergent diluted with water
and wipe the unit with it. Afterwards, wipe it
with a dry cloth.
≥When you use a chemical dust cloth, follow the
instructions that came with the cloth.
Do not touch the laser pickup lens.
≥If you touch the laser pickup lens directly it may
cause malfunctions.
Do not use the unit for surveillance purposes
or other business uses.
≥If you use the unit for a long time, heat will build
up inside it and this may cause a malfunction.
≥This unit is not intended for business use.
When you are not going to use the unit for an
extended time.
≥When storing the unit in a cupboard or cabinet,
it is recommended that you place a desiccant
(silica gel) in with it.
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About the battery
The battery used in this unit is a rechargeable
lithium-ion battery. It is susceptible to humidity
and temperature and the effect increases the
more the temperature rises or falls. In cold areas,
the full charge indication may not appear or the
low battery indication may appear about
5 minutes after starting use. At high
temperatures, the protection function may be
triggered, making it impossible to use the unit.
Be sure to detach the battery after use.
≥If the battery is left attached, a minute amount
of current continues to flow even if the unit’s
power is off. Keeping the unit in this state may
result in over discharge of the battery. This may
result in you not being able to use the battery
even after it is charged.
≥The battery should be stored in the vinyl bag so
metal does not come into contact with the
terminals.
≥The battery should be stored in a cool place
free from humidity, with as constant
temperature as possible. (Recommended
temperature: 15 °C to 25 °C, Recommended
humidity: 40% to 60%)
≥Extremely high temperatures or low
temperatures will shorten the life of the battery.
≥If the battery is kept in high-temperature,
high-humidity, or oily-smoky places, the
terminals may rust and cause malfunctions.
≥To store the battery for a long period of time,
we recommend you charge it once every year
and store it again after you have completely
used up the charged capacity.
≥Dust and other matter attached to the battery
terminals should be removed.
Prepare spare batteries when going out for
recording.
≥Prepare batteries appropriate to 3 to 4 times
the period during you want to record pictures in.
In cold places such as a ski resort, the period
during which you can record pictures is
shortened.
≥When you travel, do not forget to bring an AC
adaptor so that you can recharge the batteries
at your destination.
If you drop the battery accidentally, check to
see if the terminals are damaged.
≥Attaching a battery with damaged terminals can
damage the unit or AC adaptor.
Do not throw old battery into fire.
≥Heating a battery or throwing it into a fire may
result in an explosion.
If the operating time is very short even after
the battery has been recharged, the battery
has worn out. Please purchase a new battery.
About the AC adaptor
≥If the temperature of the battery is extremely
high or extremely low, charging may take time
or the battery may not be charged.
≥If the charging lamp keeps flashing, make sure
that the terminals of the battery or the AC
adaptor are not exposed to dirt, foreign objects
or dust, then reconnect them properly.
Disconnect the AC cable from the AC outlet
when you remove dirt, foreign objects or dust
on the terminals of the battery or the AC
adaptor. If the charging lamp is still flashing,
something may be wrong with the battery or AC
adaptor. Contact your dealer.
≥If you use the AC adaptor near a radio, radio
reception may be disturbed. Keep the AC
adaptor 1 m or more away from the radio.
≥When using the AC adaptor, it may generate
whirring sounds. However, this is normal.
≥After use, be sure to disconnect the AC
adaptor. (If it is left connected, a minute amount
of current is consumed.)
≥Always keep the electrodes of the AC adaptor
and battery clean.
Put this unit near the outlet to make it easy
for the interrupting device (plug) to reach it.
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About the disc
≥If there is dust, a scratch, or dirt on disc or if
it is warped, the following phenomena may
occur:
– Block noise in playback image
– Momentary stop of playback image
– Sound interrupted during playback, or
abnormal sound
–[
] appears for thumbnail displays
– Disc cannot correctly be recognised
– Delay between video and audio
When the ACCESS/PC lamp is illuminated
(during access to the disc), do not open the
disc cover, turn off the power, or cause any
vibrations or impacts.
DVD-R/DVD-R DL
≥For optimum recording on DVD-R or DVD-R DL
discs, this unit writes control data to a DVD-R
or DVD-R DL used for recording when it is
being inserted and ejected. If the disc has no
area for control data to be written, recording
may not be possible. To prevent this, do not
insert a DVD-R or DVD-R DL which has been
recorded on more than 50 times.
≥Do not insert a DVD-R or DVD-R DL recorded
on this unit that has not been finalized into a
recordable device, such as a DVD recorder.
The recorded data may be damaged.
About the SD card
≥The memory capacity indicated on the label of
an SD card is the total of the capacity for
copyright protection and management and the
capacity which can be used on the unit, a
computer etc.
≥During prolonged use, the unit’s surfaces and
the SD card will heat up slightly. This is normal.
Always set the mode dial to OFF when
inserting or removing an SD card.
While this unit accesses the SD card (while
or
is being displayed/the access lamp
is lit), do not remove the SD card, operate the
mode dial, turn off the power or shake or
impact the unit.
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ª About the miniSD Card
≥Be sure to insert miniSD Cards in the dedicated
card adaptor before use. Inserting a card in this
unit without the adaptor may damage the unit
or the card.
≥Do not insert an empty card adaptor in this unit.
Do not leave the adaptor in this unit while
inserting or removing miniSD Cards. This may
cause the unit to malfunction.
LCD monitor/viewfinder
≥When the LCD monitor gets dirty, wipe it with a
dry soft cloth.
≥In a place with drastic temperature changes,
condensation may form on the LCD monitor.
Wipe it with soft dry cloth.
≥When the unit has become very cold, for
example due to storage in a cold area, its LCD
monitor will be slightly darker than usual
immediately after the power is turned on. The
normal brightness will be restored when the
unit’s internal temperature rises.
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the LCD Monitor screen
featuring a total of approximately
251,000 pixels. The result is more than
99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of
the pixels inactive or always lit. However, this
is not a malfunction and does not affect the
recorded picture.
Extremely high precision technology is
employed to produce the viewfinder screen
featuring a total of approximately
183,000 pixels. The result is more than
99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of
the pixels inactive or always lit. However, this
is not a malfunction and does not affect the
recorded picture.
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About condensation
When condensation forms on the unit, the lens
will cloud up and the unit may not work properly.
Make every effort to ensure that condensation
does not form. If it does form, take the actions
described below.
Causes of condensation
Condensation takes place when the ambient
temperature or humidity is changed as
follows.
≥When this unit is brought inside from the cold
(e.g. a ski slope) to a warm room.
≥When this unit is moved from an
air-conditioned car to outside.
≥When a cold room has been warmed up
quickly.
≥When cool wind from an air conditioner is
directly blown onto this unit.
≥After summer afternoon showers of rain.
≥When this unit is in a very humid place where
the air is thick with steam. (e.g. a heated
swimming pool)
When this unit is taken to a location with a
significant temperature difference such as
from a cold place to a hot place.
If, for example, you have used this unit for
recording on a ski slope and are taking it into a
heated room, place the unit inside a plastic bag,
remove as much of the air from inside the bag as
possible, then seal the bag. Leave the unit for
about an hour in the room so the temperature of
the unit is close to the ambient temperature of
the room, then use it.
What to do with the lens is fogged
up.
Remove the battery or AC adaptor and leave the
unit for about 1 hour. When the unit becomes
close to the ambient temperature, the fog
disappears naturally.
Explanation of terms
Automatic white balance
White balance adjustment recognises the colour
of light and adjusts so the white colour will
become a purer white. The unit determines the
hue of light that comes through the lens and
white balance sensor, thereby judging the
recording condition, and selects the closest hue
setting.
This is called automatic white balance
adjustment.
However, since the unit only stores white colour
information under several light sources,
automatic white balance adjustment does not
function normally under other light sources.
2)
10 000K
9 000K
8 000K
7 000K
3)
4)
6 000K
5)
5 000K
6)
1)
4 000K
7)
3 000K
8)
2 000K
9)
10)
1 000K
The illustration above shows the range over
which the auto white balance functions.
1) The effective range of automatic white
balance adjustment on this unit
2) Blue sky
3) Cloudy sky (rain)
4) TV screen
5) Sunlight
6) White fluorescent lamp
7) Halogen light bulb
8) Incandescent light bulb
9) Sunrise or sunset
10) Candlelight
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Outside of the effective range of automatic white
balance adjustment, the image will become
reddish or bluish. Even within the effective range
of automatic white balance adjustment, the
automatic white balance adjustment may not
function properly if there is more than one light
source. For light outside the functional automatic
white balance adjustment range, use the manual
white balance adjustment mode.
≥Recording a subject behind dirty or dusty
window
The subject behind the window will not be
focused because the focus is on the dirty
window.
Similarly, when recording something on the
opposite side of a road with heavy traffic, a
vehicle that happens to pass by may be brought
into focus.
White balance
≥Recording a subject that is surrounded by
objects with glossy surfaces or by highly
reflective objects
Since whatever is shiny or glistens is brought into
focus, it is hard to focus on the subject to be
recorded. The focus may become blurry when
recording subjects at the seashore, in night
views or in scenes involving fireworks or special
lights.
The images recorded by the unit may become
bluish or reddish under the influence of certain
light sources. To avoid such phenomena, adjust
the white balance.
White balance adjustment determines the white
colour under different light sources. By
recognising which is the white colour under
sunlight and which is the white colour under a
fluorescent light, the unit can adjust the balance
among the other colours.
Since the white colour is the reference for all the
colours (that make up light), the unit can record
pictures in a natural hue if it can recognise the
reference colour white.
Auto focus
The lens is moved forward or backward
automatically to bring the subject into focus.
Auto focus has the following characteristics.
≥Adjusts so that the vertical lines of a
subject are seen more clearly.
≥Attempts to bring an object with higher
contrast into focus.
≥Focuses on the screen centre only.
Due to these characteristics, auto focus does not
work correctly in the following situations. Record
pictures in the manual focus mode.
≥Recording distant and close-up objects at
the same time
Since the unit focuses on whatever is at the
centre of the screen, it is difficult to bring the
background into focus when close-up objects are
placed in focus. When recording people with
distant mountains in the background, you cannot
focus on both the subject which is close-up and
the objects which are in the distance.
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≥Recording a subject in dark surroundings
The unit cannot focus correctly because the light
information that comes through the lens
decreases considerably.
≥Recording a fast-moving subject
As the focus lens-inside moves mechanically, it
cannot keep up with a fast-moving subject.
When, for example, recording a sports event with
fast moving subjects, the focus may lose its
sharpness.
≥Recording a subject with little contrast
It is easy to bring subjects with a sharp contrast
or vertical lines or stripes into focus. This means
that a subject with little contrast, such as a white
wall, may become blurry because the unit
achieves focus based upon the vertical lines of
an image.
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Specifications
High Definition Video Camera
Information for your safety
Power source:
Power consumption:
DC 7.3 V (When using AC adaptor)/7.2 V (When using battery)
Recording 11.4 W
Signal system
1080/50i
Recording format
AVCHD format compliant
Image sensor
1/4z 3CCD image sensor
Total: 560 Kk3
Effective pixels:
Motion picture/still picture: 520 Kk3
Lens
Auto Iris, F1.8 to F2.8
Focal length:
4.0 mm to 48.0 mm
Macro (Full range AF)
Filter diameter
43 mm
Zoom
12k optical zoom, 30/700k digital zoom
Monitor
3z wide LCD monitor (approx. 251 K pixels)
Viewfinder
0.44z wide EVF (approx. 183 K pixels)
Microphone
5.1 channel surround microphone (with a zoom function)
Speaker
1 round speaker ‰ 20 mm
White balance
adjustment
Auto tracking white balance system
Standard illumination
1,400 lx
Minimum required
illumination
Approx. 6 lx (Low light mode: 1/50)
Approx. 2 lx (Colour Night View mode)
Video output level
1.0 Vp-p, 75 h
Component terminal
output level
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 h, Pb: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h, Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 h
HDMI terminal output
level
HDMI Ver. 1.2a [1125i (1080i)/625p (576p)]
Audio output level (Line)
316 mV, 600 h
Mic input
Mic sensitivity j50 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)
(‰ 3.5 mm stereo mini jack)
USB
Card reader/writer function (No copyright protection support)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), USB terminal Type miniB
PictBridge-compliant
Flash
Available range: Approx. 1 m to 2.5 m
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Dimensions
91.5 mm (W)k90.2 mm (H)k162.4 mm (D)
(excluding projecting parts)
Mass
Approx. 680 g (without supplied battery, disc and an SD card)
Mass in operation
Approx. 800 g (with supplied battery, disc and an SD card)
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
(0 °C to 30 °C when connected to the computer)
Operating humidity
10% to 80%
Battery operation time
See page 27
Motion pictures
Recording media
8 cm DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1
8 cm DVD-RW Ver. 1.1/2X-SPEED (2X/1X)
8 cm DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0
8 cm DVD-R for DL Ver. 3.0
Compression
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording mode and
transfer rate
HF: Approx. 13 Mbps (CBR)
(Approx. 14 min recordable time on a single-sided DVD-RAM)
HN: Approx. 9 Mbps (VBR)
(Approx. 21 min recordable time on a single-sided DVD-RAM)
HE: Approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
(Approx. 31 min recordable time on a single-sided DVD-RAM)
Audio compression
Dolby Digital (Dolby AC3)/5.1 ch
Still pictures
Recording media
SD Memory Card:
8 MB/16 MB/32 MB/64 MB/128 MB/256 MB/512 MB/1 GB/2 GB
(FAT12 and FAT16 format corresponding)
SDHC Memory Card:
4 GB (FAT32 format corresponding)
Compression
JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2
standard), DPOF corresponding
Picture size
1920k1080
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AC adaptor
Information for your safety
Power source:
Power consumption:
DC output:
AC 110 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
22 W
DC 7.3 V, 1.75 A (Unit operation)
DC 8.4 V, 1.3 A (Battery charging)
Dimensions
103 mm (W)k36 mm (H)k62 mm (D)
Mass
Approx. 140 g
Battery pack
Information for your safety
Maximum voltage:
Nominal voltage:
Rated capacitance:
DC 8.4 V
DC 7.2 V
2640 mAh
Specifications may change without prior notice.
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VQT1A02
F0207Nm0 ( 2000 A )
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Web site: http://panasonic.net

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