Panasonic HM-TA1 Instructions | Manualzz

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Operating Instructions

High Definition Mobile Camera

Model No.

HM-TA1

Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.

Spanish Quick Use Guide is included.

Guía para rápida consulta en español está incluida.

For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo

For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at www.panasonic.ca

PP

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1AG6P1P6073--(S)

until

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Things You

Should Know

Thank you for choosing

Panasonic!

Date of Purchase

Dealer Purchased From

Dealer Address

You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used

Dealer Phone No.

Model No.

Serial No.

properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information on the right.

The serial number is on the tag located on the underside of your camera.

Be sure to

retain this manual

as your convenient camera information source.

Safety Precautions

WARNING:

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE 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.

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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.

FCC Note:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a

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

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

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

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

FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded interface cables with ferrite core when connecting to computer or peripheral devices.

Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

Declaration of Conformity

Trade Name:

Model No.:

Responsible party:

Panasonic

HM-TA1

Panasonic Corporation of North America

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094

Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

1-800-211-PANA (7262)

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA.

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

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HM-TA1

Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack)

Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack.

Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified unit.

Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals.

Do not touch the plug terminals ( i

and j

) with metal objects.

Do not disassemble, remodel, heat or throw into fire.

If any electrolyte should come into contact with your hands or clothes, wash it off thoroughly with water.

If any electrolyte should come into contact with your eyes, never rub the eyes. Rinse eyes thoroughly with water, and then consult a doctor.

Warning

Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not disassemble, heat above

60 o

C (140 o

F) or incinerate.

Product Identification Marking is located on the bottom of unit.

U.S.A./CANADA CONSUMERS: ATTENTION:

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

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

<For USA-California only>

This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium Battery which contains

Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply.

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

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Precautions

USE & LOCATION

WARNING

TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD

... Your camera and power supply should not be exposed to rain or moisture. Do not connect the power supply or operate your camera if it gets wet. Your camera has been designed for outdoor use, however it is not designed to sustain direct exposure to water, rain, sleet, snow, sand, dust, or a direct splashing from a pool or even a cup of coffee. This action could permanently damage the internal parts of your camera. Do not attempt to disassemble this unit.

There are no user serviceable parts inside. Unplug your camera from the power supply before cleaning.

AS WITH ANY SMALL OBJECT, SD CARDS CAN BE SWALLOWED

BY YOUNG CHILDREN. DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO HANDLE

THE SD CARD.

CAUTION

DO NOT AIM YOUR CAMERA AT THE SUN OR OTHER BRIGHT

OBJECTS

DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR CAMERA TO EXTENDED HIGH

TEMPERATURE

... Such as, in direct sunlight, inside a closed car, next to a heater, etc... This action could permanently damage the internal parts of your camera.

AVOID SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE

... If the unit is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may form on the SD card and inside the unit.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAMERA OR THE POWER SUPPLY

TURNED ON WHEN NOT IN USE.

STORAGE OF YOUR CAMERA

... Store and handle your camera in a manner that will not subject it to unnecessary movement (avoid shaking and striking). Your camera contains a sensitive pick-up device which could be damaged by improper handling or storage.

CARE

TO CLEAN YOUR CAMERA

... Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning your camera body.

TO PROTECT THE LENS

... Do not touch the surface of the lens with your hand. Use a commercial camera lens solution and lens paper when cleaning the lens. Improper cleaning can scratch the lens coating.

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TO PROTECT THE FINISH OF YOUR CAMERA

... Before handling your camera, make sure your hands and face are free from any chemical products, such as suntan lotion, as it may damage the finish.

-If you see this symbol-

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.

Indemnity about recorded content

Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content, and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly. Likewise, the above also applies in a case where any type of repair is made to the unit.

About recording method and compatibility of this unit

This unit can record detailed high definition images based on the MP4 format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec).

Since the recording method is different from the AVCHD format, the data is not compatible.

Cards that you can use with this unit

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card

4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are not based on SD Memory Card Specifications.

Refer to page 16 for more details on SD cards.

For the purposes of these operating instructions

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the “SD card”.

Pages for reference are indicated by an arrow, for example: l

00

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Contents

Accessories.................................8

Preparation

Parts identification and handling ...................................... 9

Battery supply .......................... 11

Inserting/removing the battery ..................................... 12

Charging the battery................ 13

Charging and recording time... 14

Approximate operating time and number of recordable still pictures ............................. 15

Preparing the card ................... 16

Cards that you can use with this unit.................................... 16

Inserting/removing an SD card ......................................... 18

Recording/Playback

Turning the unit on/off............. 20

Setting date and time .............. 21

Recording ................................. 22

Recording motion pictures ...... 22

Recording still pictures ............ 23

Digital zoom in/out function ..... 24

Recording with the LED light... 24

Effect function (applying special effects) ........................ 25

Playback ................................... 26

Motion picture/Still picture playback .................................. 26

Creating still picture from motion picture.......................... 29

Playing back the slide show .... 29

Deleting motion pictures/ still pictures ............................. 30

Using the menu screen ........... 32

Menu list.................................. 33

Watching Motion/

Still Pictures on your TV ......... 36

With a PC

What you can do with a PC..... 38

Operating environment ........... 40

Installation ................................ 44

Connecting to a PC.................. 46

About the PC display .............. 47

Starting HD Writer PE 1.0 ........ 48

Reading the operating instructions of the software applications ............................. 48

If using Mac .............................. 49

To use as a camera for

Skype ........................................ 50

How to connect ....................... 52

Others

Indications................................ 53

Messages/Troubleshooting ..... 55

Cautions for use ....................... 59

About copyright ........................ 64

Recording modes/ approximate recordable time ............................................ 65

Approximate number of recordable pictures ................. 66

Specifications ........................... 67

Optional accessories................ 71

Accessory Order Form

(For USA and Puerto Rico

Customers) ............................. 72

Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR

U.S.A. AND PUERTO RICO) ..... 73

Warranty (For Canadian

Customers)................................ 75

Index .......................................... 76

Spanish Quick Use Guide/

Guía española para el uso rápido......................................... 77

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Accessories

Check the accessories before using this unit.

Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.

Product numbers correct as of July 2010. These may be subject to change.

Battery pack

VW-VBJ10

AV cable

VFA0530

Hand strap

VFC4627

USB extension cord

K2KYYYY00064

The unit comes with built-in HD Writer PE 1.0 video editing software.

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Preparation

Parts identification and handling

4

5

1

2

3

6 7 8 9 10 1112

1 Motion picture button (

l

22)

2 Playback button [ ] (

l

26)

3 Light button [LIGHT] (

l

24)

4 Cursor button [T, W,

2

,

1

]

5 USB terminal slide lever (

l

13)

6 MENU/SET button [MENU/SET] (

l

32)

7 Delete button [ ] (

l

30)

8 Status indicator (

l

13, 18, 36)

9 Photoshot button [ ] (

l

23)

10 LCD monitor

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.

11 Power button [

12 Hand strap fixture

] (

l

20)

Do not cover the microphones.

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A/V

13

14 15

13 Audio-video output terminal [A/V] (

l

36)

Use the AV cable (only the supplied cable).

14 Speaker

15 USB terminal [ ] (

l

13, 44, 46, 52)

16 USB terminal cover (

l

13)

16

17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24

17 LED light (

l

24)

18 Lens

19 Internal microphones

20 Card/battery door (

l

12, 18)

21 Battery slot (

l

12)

22 Card slot (

l

18)

23 Battery release lever [BATT] (

l

12)

24 Tripod receptacle

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Preparation

Battery supply

About batteries that you can use with this unit

The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBJ10.

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

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Inserting/removing the battery

1

Open the card/battery door and insert the battery in the direction shown in the figure.

Push the center of the battery in the direction of the

#

until it

“clicks” and locks.

2

Close the card/battery door.

Removing the battery

Move the battery release lever in the direction indicated by the arrow and remove the battery when unlocked.

Turn off the unit and make sure the LCD monitor is turned off. Then remove the battery while supporting the unit to prevent it from dropping.

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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Charging the battery

When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before using this unit for the first time.

Important:

The battery will not be charged if the unit is turned on.

1

Slide the USB terminal slide lever while holding it down.

A

Slide the USB terminal slide lever until it “clicks” and locks.

This pushes the USB terminal cover open deploying the USB terminal.

2

Connect USB terminal of this unit to a PC with a USB extension cord.

Connect the USB extension cord by inserting it securely all the way without forcing.

A USB extension cord (supplied)

Do not use any other USB extension cords except the supplied one.

(Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB extension cords.)

Insert the USB extension cord securely all the way.

(The insertion of the plug to the USB terminal of this

 unit leaves a gap B .) It will not operate properly if it is not inserted all the way.

During charging, the status indicator flashes. When charging is finished, the status indicator turns off.

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To return the USB terminal slide lever to its original position

While holding down the USB terminal slide lever, slide it to its original position and close the USB terminal cover.

Please refer to page 60 if the status indicator flashes quickly.

During the charging,the unit can not be turned on with the power button. In order to turn on the unit, disconnect it from the PC.

We recommend using Panasonic batteries ( l

8, 71).

If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.

Do not heat or expose to flame.

Do not leave the battery(ies) in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors and windows closed.

Charging and recording time

Charging/Recording time

Temperature: 25 o

C (77 o

F)/humidity: 60%RH

Battery model number

[Voltage/

Capacity

(minimum)]

Supplied battery/

VW-VBJ10

(optional)

[3.6 V/940 mAh]

Charging time

4 h 10 min

Recording mode

/

Maximum continuous recordable time

*

Actual recordable time

1 h 20 min

1 h 35 min

1 h 50 min

45 min

50 min

1 h

* Maximum continuous recordable time for one scene: j

If [REC MODE] is set to

/ / :

29 min 59 sec j

If [REC MODE] is set to :

Approx. 20 min (up to 4 GB recording capacity)

These times are approximations.

The indicated charging time is for when the battery has been discharged completely. Charging time and recordable time vary depending on the usage conditions such as high/low temperature.

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The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly starting/stopping recording, turning the unit on/off, adjusting the zoom etc.

The batteries heat up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction.

Approximate operating time and number of recordable still pictures

Number of recordable pictures

Recording time

Playback time

Approx.

230 pictures

By CIPA standard

Approx. 115 min

Approx. 180 min

Recording conditions by CIPA standard

CIPA is an abbreviation of Camera & Imaging Products Association.

Using the supplied battery

Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (2 GB)

Battery capacity indication

The display changes as the battery capacity reduces.

# # # #

If the battery discharges, then will become red.

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Preparation

Preparing the card

This unit (an SDXC compatible device) is compatible with SD Memory

Cards, SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards. When using an SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card with other equipment, check the equipment is compatible with these memory cards.

Cards that you can use with this unit

Use SD cards conforming to Class 4 or higher of the SD Speed

Class Rating* for motion picture recording.

Card type

SD

Memory

Card

SDHC

Memory

Card

Capacity

Motion picture recording

Still picture recording

8 MB/

16 MB/

32 MB/

64 MB/

128 MB/

256 MB

Cannot be guaranteed in operation.

The recording may suddenly stop during motion picture recording depending on the SD card you use. ( l

56)

512 MB/

1 GB/2 GB

Can be used.

4 GB/6 GB/

8 GB/12 GB/

16 GB/24 GB/

32 GB

Can be used.

SDXC

Memory

Card

48 GB/64 GB

* The SD Speed Class Rating is the speed standard for successive writes.

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4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are not based on SD Memory Card Specifications.

When the write-protect switch A on SD card is locked, no recording, deletion or editing will be possible on the card.

Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.

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Inserting/removing an SD card

When using an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the SD card.

( l

35) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.

Caution:

Check that the status indicator has gone off.

Status indicator

A

When this unit is accessing the SD card, the status indicator lights up.

1

Open the card/battery door and insert (remove) the

SD card into (from) the card slot

B

.

Face the label side

C

in the direction shown in the illustration and press it straight in as far as it will go.

Press the center of the SD card and then pull it straight out.

2

Securely close the card/battery door.

Do not touch the terminals on the back of the SD card.

Do not apply strong shocks, bend, or drop the SD card.

Electrical noise, static electricity or the failure of this unit or the SD card may damage or erase the data stored on the SD card.

When the status indicator is lit, do not: j

Remove the SD card j

Turn the unit off j

Insert and remove the USB terminal j

Expose the unit to vibrations or shock

Performing the above while the lamp is on may result in damage to data/SD card or this unit.

Do not expose the terminals of the SD card to water, dirt or dust.

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Do not place SD cards in the following areas: j

In direct sunlight j

In very dusty or humid areas j

Near a heater j

Locations susceptible to significant difference in temperature

(condensation can occur.) j

Where static electricity or electromagnetic waves occur

To protect SD cards, return them to their cases when you are not using them.

About disposing of or giving away the SD card. ( l

63)

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Recording/Playback

Turning the unit on/off

Press the power button to turn on the unit.

The LCD monitor lights on.

To turn off the unit

Continue pressing the power button until the LCD monitor goes off.

About the screen display

Please refer to page 53 for details of the icons displayed on the screen.

About the power save function

To prevent battery consumption, it will turn off the screen and go into idle mode after approx.

2 minutes of no operation. (The status indicator A flashes.)

The unit will be turned off automatically if no operation is performed for a further 5 minutes

(approx.) while in idle mode.

Idle mode is canceled by pressing one of the buttons.

About the high temperature warning icon

When the high temperature warning icon is displayed, the temperature of the unit is high.

It is possible to continue recording/playback when is displayed, but it is recommended to stop operations and turn off the unit as soon as possible.

If the temperature rises further, the unit will be turned off automatically after flashes. You will not be able to turn on the unit again until the temperature lowers ( will flash.), so wait until the temperature lowers before using again.

A countdown until the recording is stopped will start from approx.

15 seconds during motion picture recording, and the recording will stop when the display reaches 0 seconds.

When you turn off the unit while the temperature is high ( is displayed.), you will not be able to turn on the unit again until the temperature lowers. ( will flash.)

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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.

Press the MENU/SET button and perform steps 2 to 3 below to set the date and time.

1

Select the menu. (

l

32)

: [CLOCK SET]

#

desired setting

[DATE]:

[TIME]:

Setting of the year/month/day

Setting of the hour/minute

2

Select the items to be set using

1

and

2

on the cursor button, and set the desired value using T and W.

The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.

The 12-hour system is used to display the time.

3

Press the MENU/SET button.

The clock function starts at [00] seconds.

Press

2

to complete the setting.

The clock is not set when the unit is shipped.

The date and time function is driven by a built-in lithium battery.

If the built-in lithium battery needs to be charged, the message “Set date and time” appears. To recharge the built-in lithium battery, connect USB terminal of this unit to a booted PC or attach the battery to this unit. Leave the unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the battery will maintain the date and time for approx. 3 months. (The battery is still being recharged even if the unit is off.)

The date and time will be set to January 1, 2010 00:00 when recording is performed without the date and time set.

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Recording/Playback

Recording

This unit will perform automatic recording. Auto focusing, auto white balancing, and electronic stabilizer

*

will function during the recording.

* The electronic stabilizer will not function when recording still pictures or using digital zoom.

Recording motion pictures

1

Press the Motion picture button to start recording.

When you begin recording,

;

changes to

¥

.

2

Press the Motion picture button again to pause recording.

The images recorded between pressing the Motion picture button to start recording and pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.

In the following cases, the countdown until the recording is stopped will start from approx. 30 seconds and the recording will stop when the display reaches 0 second.

j

When the total of the capacity of the SD card is about to be used during the recording.

j

When the recording time reaches near the maximum continuous recordable time for a single scene. ( l

65)

Please refer to page 65 for details on continuous recordable time for a single scene.

Maximum number of recordable scenes on a single SD card is 8999100.

About the screen display when recording motion pictures

:

Recording mode

¥

:

;

:

Recording motion picture

Recording pause

01h30m:

Remaining time for motion picture recording

00m00s:

Elapsed recording time

“h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for minute and “s” for second.

About the compatibility of the recorded motion pictures

They are not compatible with devices other than those that support

MP4. Images cannot be played with equipment that does not support MP4. Confirm that your equipment supports MP4 by referring to the operating instructions.

There are some cases where the recorded motion pictures cannot be played back, even if the device supports MP4. In such cases, play the recorded motion picture with this unit instead.

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Recording still pictures

1

Press the photoshot button halfway.

(White) appears on the screen.

Aspect ratio is switched in accordance with the setting in [PICTURE SIZE], and the focus is set.

is displayed where the focus is set.

2

Press the photoshot button fully.

(Red) appears on the screen.

Still pictures cannot be recorded while recording the motion picture.

The focus prioritizes closer subjects. If is not displayed at the desired position, reset the focus by getting closer to the subject or moving the unit, etc.

Using a tripod is recommended when recording still pictures in dark places because the shutter speed becomes slow.

The screen will turn black for an instant when pressing the photoshot button halfway/fully.

About the screen display when recording still pictures

:

:

Still picture operation indicator

Number of recording pixels for still pictures

123456:

Remaining number of recordable

:

F2.8:

1/30:

pictures

Focus area

Iris value

Shutter speed

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Digital zoom in/out function

The maximum digital zoom ratio is 4 k

.

T:

W:

Close-up recording (zoom in)

Wide-angle recording (zoom out)

Independent of zoom magnification, this unit can focus on a subject approx. 30 cm (11.8

q

) away from the lens.

The larger the zoom magnification, the more the image quality is degraded.

Recording with the LED light

The LED light enables brightening of the images taken in a dimly-lit place.

Light button

Each time the button is pressed, the LED light is turned on or off.

The setting will be canceled when you turn off the unit or press the playback button.

When the LED light is in use, the recordable time when using the battery is shortened.

The subject should be within approx. 70 cm (2.3 feet) of the unit.

Turn off the LED light at places where using a light is prohibited.

Do not look directly at the LED light when it is on.

j

The bright light may hurt your eyes.

j

Keep a distance of at least 1 m (3.3 feet ) when recording babies.

Do not use pointing the LED light at drivers etc. as it may lead to accidents.

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Effect function (applying special effects)

You can record with effects such as changing the color tone or making the skin tone smooth.

1

Press

1

or

2

on the cursor button while the recording is paused.

The effect icon appears.

2

Select the effect icon by pressing

1

or

2

.

   

1

Monochrome:

2

Normal:

3

Sepia:

4

Soft skin:

Makes it black and white.

Cancels the setting.

Makes it sepia tone.

Makes the skin tone smooth.

Selected effect icon will be displayed in yellow, and the effect will be reflected on the screen.

When the MENU/SET button is pressed or no operation is performed for approx. 2 seconds, the effect is set and the effect icon disappears.

The setting will be normal when you turn off the unit or press the playback button.

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Recording/Playback

Playback

Motion picture/Still picture playback

1

Press the playback button.

The last recorded scene or still picture will be played back.

When

1

is pressed during playback of a scene, the unit goes to the next scene or still picture.

When

2

is pressed, the unit stops at the beginning of the scene that is currently being played back. When

2

is pressed again, the unit goes to the previous scene or still picture.

When

1

(

2

) is pressed during playback of a still picture, the unit goes to the next

(previous) scene or still picture.

2

Select the playback operation using the operation icon

A

.

Operation icon will disappear when there is no operation for a few seconds. It is displayed again when performing the playback operation again.

Playback will end and it will go into pause mode for recording when the Motion picture button is pressed.

Playback operation

Playback operation

Thumbnail display

Pause

Volume adjustment

Icon

/

Operating steps

Press T during pause or stop.

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Playback data

Scenes/

Still pictures

Press MENU/SET button or playback button during playback.

Press T or W during playback.

T: Increases the volume

W: Decreases the volume

Scenes

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Playback operation

Fast forward/ rewind playback

Playback

Stop

Frame-byframe playback

To the next

(previous) scenes/ still pictures

Icon

/

/

/

/

Operating steps

Playback data

Continue pressing

1

(fast forward playback) or

2

(rewind playback) during playback or pause.

During fast forward/rewind playback, a playback bar showing the playback position is displayed.

It will play back at a speed of

5 k

only while being pressed.

Once it is released, scenes will be played back normally.

Press MENU/SET button or playback button during pause or stop.

Press W during pause.

It will return to the beginning of the scene.

With the playback paused, press

1

(Frame-by-frame playback) or

2

(Reverse frame-by-frame playback).

Press

1

or

2

during playback or stop.

If

2

is pressed during playback, it will go into stop mode.

Press

1

or

2

during playback.

Scenes

Still pictures

To select a scene or still picture to play back

1

(When playing back a scene)

Press T during pause or stop.

(When playing back still pictures)

Press T.

The thumbnails are displayed.

A

Thumbnail display

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2

Select the scene or still picture to play back using the cursor button, and press the MENU/SET button or playback button.

When W (T) is pressed, the next (previous) page is displayed.

When the scene is selected, appears and when the still picture is selected, appears in the lower part of the screen.

The selected scene or still picture is played back, and the operation icon is automatically displayed on the screen.

The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to “00m00s” for each scene.

During fast forward/rewind playback, a playback bar showing the playback position in the scene is displayed.

Audio is not output except for normal motion picture playback.

About the screen display during playback

00m00s:

100-0001:

NOV.15.2010:

Playback time

File number

Date indication

Motion picture compatibility

This unit is based on the MPEG-4 AVC file format.

This unit may degrade or not play back motion pictures recorded or created on other products, and other products may degrade or not play back motion pictures recorded on this unit, even if the products support MP4.

Still picture compatibility

This unit is compliant with the unified standard DCF (Design rule for

Camera File system) established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and

Information Technology Industries Association) and with Exif

(Exchangeable Image File Format). Files which do not comply with the DCF standard cannot be played back.

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Creating still picture from motion picture

A single frame from the recorded motion picture can be saved as a still picture.

1

Pause at the scene you want to save as a still picture during playback.

It is convenient to use frame-by-frame playback.

2

Press the photoshot button fully.

Date the motion picture was recorded will be registered as date of the still picture.

Quality will be different from the normal still picture.

Picture size

Size of the still pictures will differ depending on the [REC MODE] of the recorded scenes.

Recording mode Size of still pictures

2 M (1920 k

1080)

0.9 M (1280 k

720)

0.3 M (640 k

480)

0.5 M (960 k

544)

Playing back the slide show

Recorded motion pictures and still pictures can be played back as a slide show.

Press and hold the playback button for approx.

2 seconds while playing back/stopping/pausing a scene or playing back still pictures.

appears.

Slide show will start from the scene/still picture that is currently being played back. It will stop once all the recorded scenes/still pictures are played back.

Scenes are played back normally, and still pictures are played back for approx. 2 seconds each.

Press T, W to change the volume when playing back a scene.

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To cancel playing back the slide show

Press the MENU/SET button.

The unit will switch to the normal playback screen for the scene/still picture that was being played back when the slide show was canceled.

(Scenes will stop.)

Deleting motion pictures/still pictures

Deleted scenes/still pictures cannot be restored, so perform appropriate confirmation of the contents before proceeding with deletion.

Press the button, then select [DELETE] while playing back the motion picture/still picture.

The scene/still picture on playback will be deleted.

To delete the selected scenes/still pictures or delete all

1

Press the button during pausing of the motion picture recording or while the thumbnail view screen is displayed.

2

Select the item to delete using the cursor button, then press the MENU/

SET button.

[DELETE SINGLE]

Scene or still picture selected in the thumbnail display is deleted.

Press

1

(

2

) to go to the scene/still picture you wish to delete, and then press the

MENU/SET button.

[DELETE SELECTED]

Proceed to step 3.

[DELETE ALL]

[EXIT]

All the scenes/still pictures on the SD card will be deleted.

Deleting is canceled and it will switch to the thumbnail display.

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3

(When [DELETE SELECTED] is selected in step 2)

Select the scene/still picture to be deleted, then press the MENU/SET button.

The scene/still picture is selected and the indication appears on the thumbnail. Select the scene/still picture again to cancel the operation.

Up to 100 scenes can be selected to be deleted.

Press the light button to return to step 2.

4

(When [DELETE SELECTED] is selected in step 2)

Press the button.

When deleting is completed, the thumbnail display comes back.

Scenes/still pictures protected on other products cannot be deleted.

The scenes/still pictures that cannot be played back (with on the thumbnail) may not be deleted.

In case of [DELETE ALL], the deletion may take time if there are many scenes or still pictures.

If you delete scenes recorded on other products or still pictures conforming to DCF standard with this unit, all the data related to the scenes/still pictures may be deleted.

When still pictures recorded on an SD card by other products are deleted, a still picture (other than JPEG) that cannot be played back on this unit may be erased.

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Recording/Playback

Using the menu screen

1

Press the MENU/SET button.

2

Select the top menu

A

using the cursor button, and press

1

or the MENU/SET button.

It will return to the recording screen when

2

is pressed.

3

Select the submenu by pressing T or W and press

1

or the MENU/SET button.

It will return to the previous screen when

2

is pressed.

4

Select the desired item, and set by pressing the

MENU/SET button.

Complete the menu setting by pressing the Motion picture button/

Photoshot button. It will return to the recording screen.

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Menu list

[REC MODE]

Switch the picture quality of the motion pictures to be recorded.

: [RECORD SETUP]

#

[REC MODE]

#

desired setting

/ /

 

A Favors image quality

B

Favors recording time

C

Use this to playback and edit using a Mac.

C

Recordable time using the battery (

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This function’s default setting is .

Please refer to page 65 for details about approximate recordable time.

When the unit is moved a lot or moved quickly, or when a fast-moving subject is recorded (particularly when recording using ), mosaictype noise may appear at playback.

[PICTURE SIZE]

The higher the number of pixels, the higher the clarity of the picture when printing.

: [RECORD SETUP]

#

[PICTURE SIZE]

#

desired setting

(3264 k

2448)/ (1920 k

1080) [16:9]/ (1600 k

1200)/ (640 k

480)

This function’s default setting is

.

The recording will become longer depending on the recording pixels.

Please refer to page 66 for details about the number of recordable pictures.

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[TV ASPECT]

Output settings can be changed to match the aspect ratio of the TV screen when playing back connected to a TV.

: [SETUP]

#

[TV ASPECT]

#

desired setting

[16:9]:

[4:3]:

When the aspect ratio of the TV screen is 16:9

When the aspect ratio of the TV screen is 4:3

[TV SYSTEM]

Output settings can be changed to match the environment in use when playing back connected to a TV.

: [SETUP]

#

[TV SYSTEM]

#

desired setting

[NTSC]:

[PAL]:

Output in NTSC format video signal (North America,

Japan, etc.)

Output in PAL format video signal (Europe, etc.)

[ALERT SOUND]

You can check the start and stop of recording, or turning the unit on/off with an audio tone.

: [ALERT SOUND]

#

[ON]

[WEB CAMERA]

This unit can be used as a Skype camera. ( l

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: [WEB CAMERA]

#

[ON]

Except when using the unit as a camera for Skype, set to [OFF] when connecting to a PC.

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[CLOCK SET]

Please refer to page 21.

[FORMAT]

Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will be erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC etc. ( l

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: [FORMAT]

When the confirmation message appears, select [YES], then press the

MENU/SET button.

Do not turn this unit off or remove the SD card, while formatting. Do not expose the unit to vibrations or shock.

Use this unit to format media.

Do not format an SD card using any other equipment such as a

PC. The card may not be used on this unit.

[LANGUAGE]

Language displayed on the screen can be set.

: [LANGUAGE]

#

desired setting

[English]/[Français]/[Español]

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Recording/Playback

Watching Motion/Still Pictures on your TV

Use the supplied AV cable.

1

Connect this unit to a TV.

The LCD monitor on this unit will turn off and the status indicator will flash.

When this unit is connected to a TV during motion picture recording, the recording will stop.

When recording, only alert sounds will be output from the TV.

A/V

A

AV cable (supplied)

Check that the plugs are inserted as far as they go.

Do not use any other AV cables except the supplied one.

2

Select the video input on the TV.

Example:

Select the [Video 2] channel with an AV cable.

(The name of the channel may differ depending on the connected

TV.)

Check the input setting (input switch) and the audio input setting on the TV. (For more information, please read the operating instructions for the TV.)

3

Start playback on this unit.

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To watch images on a regular TV (4:3) or when both sides of the images do not appear on the screen

Change the menu setting to display the images correctly. (Check the TV setting.)

: [SETUP]

#

[TV ASPECT]

#

[4:3]

Example of images with a 16:9 aspect ratio on a regular TV (4:3)

If a wide-screen TV is connected, adjust the aspect setting on the TV. (Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for details.)

[TV ASPECT] setting

[16:9] [4:3]

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With a PC

What you can do with a PC

The unit comes with built-in HD Writer PE 1.0 video editing software.

See page 44 for how to install HD Writer PE 1.0 on your PC.

HD Writer PE 1.0

You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to

SD cards using the HD Writer PE 1.0 software.

Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer PE 1.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.

Smart wizard

The Smart wizard screen is automatically displayed when you connect this unit to a PC with

HD Writer PE 1.0 installed. ( l

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Select the function you wish to use and follow the on-screen instructions for easy copying and uploading motion pictures on the Internet.

Available function using HD Writer PE 1.0

Data type

Copying data to a PC

Playing back on a PC

Motion picture and still picture

Online sharing:

You can upload motion pictures on the Internet and share them with your family and friends.

Editing:

Editing motion picture data copied on an HDD of a

PC

Title, Transition, Delete partially, Divide Scene

Converting part of motion picture into still picture

Motion picture

Playing back still pictures on a PC using standard Windows picture viewer or a commercially available picture viewer, or copying still pictures to a PC using Windows Explorer is available.

Refer to page 49 if using a Mac.

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Important Notice

When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site.

http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html

Motion pictures that have been recorded on another device cannot be written to HD Writer PE 1.0.

We cannot guarantee operation if you use software other than

HD Writer PE 1.0 to read/write motion picture.

Do not start HD Writer PE 1.0 and other software at the same time.

Close any other software if you start HD Writer PE 1.0 and close

HD Writer PE 1.0 if you start any other software.

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With a PC

Operating environment

Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs cannot be used.

Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases.

j

When 2 or more USB devices are connected to a PC, or when devices are connected through USB hubs or by using extension cables other than the supplied USB extension cord.

j

Operation on an upgraded OS.

j

Operation on an OS other than the one pre-installed.

This software is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 3.1,

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows NT and Windows 2000.

Operating environment for HD Writer PE 1.0

PC

OS

IBM PC/AT compatible PC

Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition

Service Pack 2/Service Pack 3

Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Professional

Service Pack 2/Service Pack 3

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Basic

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Premium

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Business

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Ultimate Service

Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit) Starter

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Basic

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit)

Home Premium

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Professional

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Ultimate

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CPU

RAM

Display

Free hard disk drive space

Sound

Interface

Other requirements

Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or higher (including compatible CPU)

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz or higher or

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5200+ or higher is recommended when a playback function is used.

Intel Core 2 Quad 2.6 GHz or higher is recommended when using the editing function.

Windows 7: 1 GB or more (32 bit)/

2 GB or more (64 bit)

Windows Vista: 1 GB or more

Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)

High Color (16 bit) or more (32 bit or more recommended)

Desktop resolution of 1024 k

768 pixels or more

(1280 k

1024 pixels or more recommended)

Windows Vista/Windows 7: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (DirectX 10 recommended)

Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card

Compatible with DirectDraw overlay

PCI Express

™ k

16 compatible recommended

Ultra DMA — 100 or more

450 MB or more (for installing the software)

DirectSound Support

USB port [Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)]

Mouse or equivalent pointing device

Internet connection

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Input is not supported in languages other than English, German,

French and Simplified Chinese.

Operation is not guaranteed on Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise,

Windows XP Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition and Windows 7

Enterprise.

This software is not compatible with a multi-boot environment.

This software is not compatible with a multi-monitor environment.

If using Windows XP, an administrative account user only can use this software. If using Windows Vista/Windows 7, administrative account and standard account users only can use this software. (An administrative account user should install and uninstall this software.)

Operation during the playback may become slow if the CPU or memory is not fulfilling the requirements of the operating environment.

Always use the most current driver for the video card.

Always make sure there is enough capacity on the HDD in the PC. It may become inoperable or the operation may stop suddenly if the capacity gets low.

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Operating environment for the card reader function

(mass storage)

PC

OS

IBM PC/AT compatible PC

Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition

Service Pack 2/Service Pack 3

Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Professional

Service Pack 2/Service Pack 3

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Basic

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Premium

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Business

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Ultimate

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Enterprise

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit) Starter

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Basic

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit)

Home Premium

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Professional

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Ultimate

CPU

RAM

Windows Vista/Windows 7:

Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz or higher

Windows XP: Intel Pentium

III

450 MHz or higher or Intel Celeron 400 MHz or higher

Windows 7: 1 GB or more (32 bit)/

2 GB or more (64 bit)

Windows Vista Home Basic: 512 MB or more

Windows Vista Home Premium/Business/

Ultimate/Enterprise: 1 GB or more

Windows XP: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended)

Interface

USB port

Other requirements

Mouse or equivalent pointing device

The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.

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With a PC

Installation

When installing the software, log on to your computer as the

Administrator or with a user name with equivalent authorization. (If you do not have authorization to do this, consult your manager.)

Before starting the installation, close all applications that are running.

Do not perform any other operations on your PC while the software is being installed.

Explanation of operations and screens is based on Windows Vista.

Turn on the unit.

1

Select the menu.

: [WEB CAMERA]

#

[OFF]

2

Connect USB terminal of this unit to a PC with a USB extension cord.

Do not use any other USB extension cords except the supplied one.

(Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB extension cords.)

The following screen is displayed automatically. Click [HD Writer PE

1.0]

#

[Continue].

When using Windows 7 or if the following screen is not displayed automatically, select [Start]

#

[Computer] (or double-click on

[Computer] on the desktop), and then double-click

[Panasonic HM-TA1]

*

#

[setup(.exe)].

* Depending on the PC you are using, [CAM_APP] may be displayed.

3

Click [Next].

4

Read the [End User License Agreement], then place a check beside [I accept the terms of the license agreement] if you agree to them and click [Next].

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5

Select where the application is to be installed, then click [Next].

6

Select [Yes] or [No] to create shortcut.

7

When installation is complete, some notes will appear.

Check the contents, then close the window.

8

Select [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.], then click

[Finish].

The PC must be rebooted for the application to work.

Uninstalling HD Writer PE 1.0

Follow the steps below to uninstall any software applications that you no longer require.

1

Select [Start]

#

[Control Panel]

#

[Uninstall a

Program].

2

Select [HD Writer PE 1.0], then click [Uninstall].

Proceed with the uninstallation by following the on-screen instructions.

After uninstalling the software, be sure to reboot the PC.

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With a PC

Connecting to a PC

A

USB extension cord (supplied)

Turn on the unit.

1

Select the menu.

: [WEB CAMERA]

#

[OFF]

2

Connect USB terminal of this unit to a PC with a USB extension cord.

Connect the USB extension cord by inserting it securely all the way without forcing.

Do not use any other USB extension cords except the supplied one.

(Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB extension cords.)

Insert the USB extension cord securely all the way.

(The insertion of the plug to the USB terminal of this

 unit leaves a gap

B

.) It will not operate properly if it is not inserted all the way.

The LCD monitor turns off.

The Smart wizard screen is automatically displayed when HD Writer PE 1.0 is installed.

This unit is automatically recognized as an external drive of the PC. ( l

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Do not disconnect the USB terminal of this unit while the status indicator is on.

When performing reading/writing between a PC and an SD card, be aware that some SD card slots built into PCs and some SD card readers are not compatible with the SDHC Memory Card or SDXC Memory Card.

When using an SDXC Memory Card, check the following support site.

http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html

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To disconnect USB terminal of this unit safely

1 Double click the icon in task tray displayed on the PC.

Depending on your PC’s settings, this icon may not be displayed.

2 Select [USB Mass Storage Device] and click [Stop].

3 Verify [MATSHITA HM-TA1/SD USB Device] or

[MATSHITA HM-TA1/APP USB Device] is selected and click [OK].

About the PC display

When the unit is connected to a PC, it is recognized as an external drive.

Removable disk (Example: ) is displayed in [Computer].

We recommend using HD Writer PE 1.0 to copy or write back motion picture data.

Using Windows Explorer or other programs on the PC to copy, move or rename files and folders recorded with this unit will result in them being unusable with HD Writer PE 1.0.

Example folder structure of an SD card:

1

Up to a total of 9999 files of motion pictures and still pictures can be saved in a single folder.

2

Recorded scenes.

3

JPEG format still pictures

CAM_SD

DCIM

100CDPFP

IMGA0001.MP4

IMGA0002.JPG

Copying your still pictures to your PC

Card reader function (mass storage)

Still pictures recorded with this unit can be copied to the PC with Explorer or other programs.

1 Double click the folder that contains the still pictures. ([DCIM]

#

[100CDPFP] etc.)

2 Drag and drop the still pictures onto the destination folder (on the PC’s HDD).

Do not delete the SD card’s folders. Doing so may make the SD card unusable in this unit.

When data not supported by this unit has been recorded on a PC, it will not be recognized by this unit.

Always use this unit to format SD cards.

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With a PC

Starting HD Writer PE 1.0

When using HD Writer PE 1.0 on Windows XP, log on to your computer as Administrator (or with a login name equally authorized). If you log on with a login name other than Administrator, you cannot use the applications.

When using HD Writer PE 1.0 on Windows Vista/Windows 7, log on to your computer as Administrator (or with a login name equally authorized) or with the user name for a standard user account. If you log on with a user name for a guest user account, the software cannot be used.

(On the PC)

Select [Start]

#

[All Programs]

#

[Panasonic]

#

[HD Writer PE 1.0]

#

[HD Writer PE].

For details on how to use the software applications, read the PDF operating instructions of the software.

Reading the operating instructions of the software applications

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe Reader 7.0 or later to read the PDF operating instructions.

Select [Start]

#

[All Programs]

#

[Panasonic]

#

[HD Writer PE 1.0]

#

[Operating Instructions].

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With a PC

If using Mac

HD Writer PE 1.0 is not available for Mac.

≥ iMovie’09 supported. For details about iMovie’09, please contact Apple Inc.

Operating environment

PC

OS

CPU

Mac

Mac OS X 10.5.8

Mac OS X 10.6

Intel Core Duo

Intel Core 2 Duo

1 GB or more

USB port

RAM

Interface

Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs cannot be used.

The USB equipment operates with the driver installed as standard in the OS.

Copying still pictures on PC

Turn on the unit.

1

Select the menu.

: [WEB CAMERA]

#

[OFF]

2

Connect USB terminal of this unit to a PC with a USB extension cord.

Do not use any other USB extension cords except the supplied one.

(Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB extension cords.)

3

Double-click [CAM_SD] displayed on the desktop.

Files are stored in [100CDPFP] folder etc. in the [DCIM] folder.

4

Using a drag-and-drop operation, move the pictures you want to acquire or the folder storing those pictures to any different folder on the PC.

To disconnect USB terminal of this unit safely

Drag [CAM_SD] disk icon to the [Trash], and then disconnect the USB terminal of this unit.

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With a PC

To use as a camera for Skype

It is possible to perform video conferencing using Skype when this unit is connected to a PC that is connected to the Internet.

Skype is a software that allows you to perform video conferencing using an Internet connection.

Skype must first be installed before use.

For downloading or details regarding Skype, refer to the Skype Website.

For information on how to use Skype, refer to the Skype help file.

Depending on the PC or Internet environment used, you may not be able to use Skype, images may be disrupted, cut off, the resolution may be low or the audio may be cut off.

A higher performance CPU is recommended for high-quality video conferencing.

Operating environment for Skype

Software

OS

IBM PC/AT compatible PC

Skype 4.2 for Windows

PC

Mac

Skype 2.8 for

Mac OS X

Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition

Service Pack 2/Service Pack 3

Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Professional

Service Pack 2/Service Pack 3

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Basic

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Home Premium

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Business

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Ultimate

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) Enterprise

Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit) Starter

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Basic

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Home Premium

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Professional

Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) Ultimate

Mac OS X

10.6

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CPU

RAM

PC

IBM PC/AT compatible PC

Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz or higher

Mac

Intel Core

Duo

Intel Core 2

Duo

Windows 7:

1 GB or more (32 bit)/2 GB or more (64 bit)

Windows Vista Home Basic:

512 MB or more

Windows Vista Home Premium/Business/

Ultimate/Enterprise: 1 GB or more

Windows XP: 512 MB or more

512 MB or more

Free hard disk drive space

100 MB free disk space

Sound

Speaker or headphones

Interface

Other requirements

USB port

High-speed broadband Internet connection

Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some PCs cannot be used.

This software is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 3.1,

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows NT and Windows 2000.

Operation on an upgraded OS is not guaranteed.

Operation on an OS other than the one pre-installed is not guaranteed.

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How to connect

Turn on the unit.

1

Select the menu.

: [WEB CAMERA]

#

[ON]

2

Connect USB terminal of this unit to a PC with a USB extension cord.

Connect the USB extension cord by inserting it securely all the way without forcing.

A USB extension cord (supplied)

Do not use any other USB extension cords except the supplied one.

(Operation is not guaranteed with any other USB extension cords.)

Insert the USB extension cord securely all the way.

(The insertion of the plug to the USB terminal of this

 unit leaves a gap

B

.) It will not operate properly if it is not inserted all the way.

3

(On a PC)

Start Skype.

Check this unit is selected with the Skype settings.

The image quality will automatically vary among 640 k

480, 320 k

240 and 160 k

120 depending on the internet environment.

Zoom can be changed by pressing T or W on this unit.

When disconnecting the USB terminal of the unit from your PC, shut down Skype before disconnecting.

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Others

Indications

Recording indications

01h30m

15s

123456 T

W

F 2 . 8

1 / 3 0

15s

/ / /

Recording mode ( l

33)

¥

;

Recording motion picture

Recording pause

01h30m

00m00s

Remaining time for motion picture recording ( l

22)

Elapsed recording time ( l

22)

“h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for minute and “s” for second.

Countdown until recording stops ( l

20, 22)

LED light ( l

24)

High temperature warning ( l

20)

Remaining battery power ( l

15)

(White)

Pressing the photoshot button halfway

(Red)

/ / /

123456

F2.8

1/30

/ / /

Recording still picture

Number of recording pixels for still pictures ( l

33)

Remaining number of recordable pictures ( l

23)

Focus area ( l

23)

Iris value

Shutter speed

Effect icon ( l

25)

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Playback indications

00m00s

100-0001

NOV.15.2010

(White)

(Red)

00m00s

100-0001

NOV.15.2010 12:34PM

Motion picture icon ( l

28)

Still picture icon ( l

28)

Create still pictures from motion picture

( l

29)

Creating still pictures from motion picture

( l

29)

Display during playback ( l

26)

Playing back the slide show ( l

29)

Protected motion pictures/still pictures

( l

31)

Playback time ( l

28)

File number ( l

28)

Date/Time indication ( l

21)

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Others

Messages/Troubleshooting

Messages

Major confirmation/error messages to be indicated on the screen in text.

INCOMPATIBLE CARD.

PLEASE CHECK CARD.

This card is not compatible or it cannot be recognized by the unit.

If this message appears even though motion pictures and still pictures are recorded on an SD card, the card may be unstable. Reinsert the

SD card, then turn the unit off and then on again.

Troubleshooting

Problem Check points

This unit cannot be turned on.

This unit does not stay on long enough.

Battery runs down quickly.

Charge the battery again to ensure it is sufficiently charged. ( l

13)

In cold places, the battery using time becomes shorter.

The battery has a limited life. If the operating time is still too short even after the battery is fully charged, the battery has worn out and needs to be replaced.

Battery is swollen.

The lithium-ion battery used in this unit may swell after being charged/ discharged many times, but there is no problem regarding safety.

Continued use in such a state may result in the battery getting jammed, so please stop using the battery, and purchase a new one.

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Problem

This unit cannot be operated though it is turned on.

This unit does not operate normally.

The unit arbitrarily stops recording.

Scenes/still pictures cannot be played back.

Although this unit is correctly connected to a TV, images cannot be seen.

The images are squeezed horizontally.

Check points

Remove the battery, wait about

1 minute and then insert the battery.

Then about 1 minute later, turn on the unit again. (Conducting the above operation while the SD card is being accessed may damage the data on the SD card.)

If normal operation is still not restored, remove the battery and contact consumer support. ( l

74, 75)

Use an SD card that can be used for motion picture recording. ( l

16)

The recordable time may have shortened due to the deterioration of the data writing speed or repeated recording and deletion. Using the unit, format the SD card. ( l

35)

Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are displayed as cannot be played back.

Please read the operating instructions of your TV and select the channel that matches the input used for the connection.

Change the [TV ASPECT] setting to match the aspect ratio of the TV.

( l

37)

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Problem

Scenes cannot be deleted.

If the SD card is inserted in this unit, it is not recognized.

If the SD card is inserted in another device, it is not recognized.

Color or brightness of the image changes, or you may see horizontal bars in the image.

The LCD monitor flickers indoors.

Check points

Any scenes/still pictures where the thumbnails are displayed as cannot be deleted. If the scenes/still pictures are unnecessary, format the

SD card to erase the data. ( l

35)

Please be aware that if an SD card is formatted then all the data recorded on the SD card is erased and cannot be recovered. Back up important data on a PC etc.

If the SD card is formatted on a PC, it may not be recognized by this unit.

Use this unit to format SD cards.

( l

35)

Check that the device is compatible with the capacity or type of SD card

(SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory

Card/SDXC Memory Card) that you inserted. Refer to the operating instructions of the device for details.

Color or brightness of the image may change, or you may see horizontal bars in the image when the object is recorded under fluorescent light, mercury light or sodium light, etc., but this is not a malfunction.

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Problem

“ERROR

OCCURRED.

PLEASE TURN UNIT

OFF, THEN TURN ON

AGAIN.” is displayed.

When connected by the USB terminal, this unit is not detected by the PC.

Cannot see the PDF operating instructions for

HD Writer PE 1.0.

When using Skype, the image/audio is cut off.

Check points

The unit has automatically detected an error. Restart the unit by turning off and on.

After re-inserting the battery, turn on the unit again.

Repair is needed if it is repeatedly displayed even if it is restarted.

Remove the battery and contact consumer support. ( l

74, 75) Do not attempt to repair the unit by yourself.

After re-inserting the SD card into the unit, reconnect the USB terminal of this unit.

Select another USB terminal on the

PC.

Check the operating environment.

( l

40, 49, 50)

Connect the USB terminal of this unit again after restarting the PC and turning on this unit again.

You will need Adobe Acrobat

Reader 5.0 or later or Adobe

Reader 7.0 or later to read the PDF operating instructions for HD Writer

PE 1.0.

Reconnect the USB terminal of this unit after shutting down Skype, and connect to Skype again.

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Others

Cautions for use

About this unit

The unit and the SD card become warm during use. This is not a malfunction.

Do not drop or bump the unit. Do not subject to strong pressure.

A strong impact can break the lens, LCD monitor or the unit’s casing, causing it to malfunction.

Do not attach any other items to the hand strap that’s supplied with the unit. While being stored, that item can rest against the LCD monitor and damage it.

While the unit is stored in a bag, be careful not to drop or hit the bag so that the unit may not be subjected to impact.

Keep this unit as far away as possible from electromagnetic equipment (such as microwave ovens, TVs, video games etc.).

If you use this unit on top of or near a TV, the pictures and/or sound on this unit may be disrupted by electromagnetic wave radiation.

Do not use this unit near cell phones because doing so may result in noise adversely affecting the pictures and/or sound.

Recorded data may be damaged, or pictures may be distorted, by strong magnetic fields created by speakers or large motors.

Electromagnetic wave radiation generated by microprocessors may adversely affect this unit, disturbing the pictures and/or sound.

If this unit is adversely affected by electromagnetic equipment and stops functioning properly, turn this unit off and remove the battery.

Then reinsert the battery and turn this unit on.

Do not use this unit near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines.

If you record near radio transmitters or high-voltage lines, the recorded pictures and/or sound may be adversely affected.

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.

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Do not spray insecticides or volatile chemicals onto the unit.

If the unit is sprayed with such chemicals, its body may be marred and the surface finish may peel off.

Do not leave rubber or plastic products in contact with the unit for a long time.

When you use the unit in a sandy or dusty place such as a beach, do not let sand or fine dust get into the body and terminals of the unit.

Also, keep the unit away from sea water.

Sand or dust may damage the unit. (Care should be taken when inserting and removing a card.)

If sea water splashes onto the unit, wipe off the water with a well wrung cloth. Then wipe the unit again with a dry cloth.

Do not use the unit for surveillance purposes or other business uses.

In certain situations, continuous use could cause the unit to overheat and cause a malfunction. Such use is strongly discouraged.

This unit was designed for consumer intermittent use. It was not intended for continuous use, or for any industrial or commercial application resulting in prolonged use.

About status indicator during charging

When the status indicator is flashing at a particularly fast rate, the following should be considered.

The battery is not charged. Remove the battery from the unit, and try charging again.

Check that the terminals of the unit or battery are not dirty or covered with a foreign object, and connect the battery correctly once again. If a foreign object or dirt is present, turn off the unit and then remove it.

The battery or environment is at an extremely high or low temperature.

Wait until the temperature has returned to an appropriate level and try charging again. If you are still unable to charge, there may be a fault in the unit or battery.

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Cleaning

Before cleaning, detach the battery and then wipe the unit with a soft, dry cloth.

If the unit is very dirty, dip a cloth in water and squeeze firmly, and then wipe the unit with the damp cloth. Next, dry the unit with a dry cloth.

Use of benzine, paint thinner, alcohol, or dishwashing liquid may alter the unit body or peel the surface finish. Do not use these solvents.

When using a chemical dust cloth, follow the instructions that came with the cloth.

LCD monitor

Do not press the LCD monitor with excessive force. Uneven colors may appear on the LCD monitor and it may malfunction.

When the unit has become very cold, for example due to storage in a cold area, its LCD monitor will be slightly darker than usual immediately after the unit is turned on. The normal brightness will be restored when the unit’s internal temperature rises.

When the LCD monitor gets dirty, wipe it with a soft cloth such as eye glass cleaner.

In a place with drastic temperature changes, condensation may form on the LCD monitor. Wipe it with a soft cloth such as eye glass cleaner.

Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD

Monitor screen featuring a total of approximately 153,000 dots. The result is more than 99.99% effective dots with a mere 0.01% of the dots inactive or always lit. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded picture.

About the Lens

Do not press against the lens with excessive force.

Do not leave the unit with the lens facing the sun, as rays of light from the sun may cause it to malfunction. Also, be careful when placing the unit outside or near a window.

If the lens gets dirty with fingerprints etc., wipe the lens surface with a soft dry cloth.

(If you leave fingerprints on or otherwise dirty the lens, the pictures you take may look whiter than normal.)

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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.

Be sure to detach the battery after use.

Extremely high temperatures or low temperatures will shorten the life of the battery.

Prepare spare batteries when going out for recording.

Be aware that the operating time of the battery becomes shorter in low temperature conditions such as at a ski resort.

If you drop the battery accidentally, check to see if the terminals are damaged.

Inserting a battery with damaged terminals can damage the unit.

Do not throw an old battery into fire.

Heating a battery or throwing it into a fire may result in an explosion.

If the operating time is very short even after the battery has been recharged, the battery has worn out. Please purchase a new battery.

Do not allow battery terminals to come into contact with metal objects (such as necklaces, hairpins etc.).

This can cause short circuiting or heat generation and you may be badly burned if you touch a battery.

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 PC etc.

Do not leave the SD card where the temperature is high, where electromagnetic waves or static electricity are easily generated or exposed to direct sunlight.

Do not bend or drop the SD card.

The SD card may be damaged or the recorded content may be damaged or deleted.

Put the SD card in the card case or the storage bag after use and when storing or carrying the SD card.

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Do not allow dirt, dust or water to get into the terminals on the back of the SD card and do not touch the terminals with your fingers.

When disposing of or giving away the SD card, note that:

Formatting and deletion of this unit or computer only changes the file management information and does not completely delete the data in the SD card.

It is recommended to physically destroy the SD card or use the commercially available computer data deletion software to completely erase the data in the SD card before transferring to another party or disposing.

The customer is responsible for the management of the data in the

SD card.

When not using the unit for a long period of time

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 (59 °F to 77 °F), Recommended humidity: 40%RH to 60%RH)

Always remove the battery and the SD card from the unit.

If the battery is left attached, a minute amount of current continues to flow even if the unit is off. Keeping the unit in this state may result in over discharge of the battery. This may result in you not being able to use the battery even after it is charged.

When storing the battery for a long period of time, we recommend charging it once a year. Remove the battery from the unit and store it again after it has completely discharged.

When storing the unit in a cupboard or cabinet, it is recommended that you place a desiccant (silica gel) in with it.

About condensation

Condensation occurs when the ambient temperature or humidity changes. Be careful of condensation since it causes lens stains, fungus and unit malfunction.

If condensation occurs, turn the unit off and leave it for about 2 hours.

The fog will disappear naturally when the temperature of the unit becomes close to the ambient temperature.

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Others

About copyright

Carefully observe copyright laws

Whatever you have recorded and created can be used for your personal entertainment only. Under copyright laws, other materials cannot be used without obtaining permission from the holders of the copyrights.

Licenses

SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.

Microsoft

®

, Windows

®

and Windows Vista

®

are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from

Microsoft Corporation.

IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business

Machines Corporation of the U.S.

Intel

®

, Core

, Pentium

®

and Celeron

®

are the registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

AMD Athlon

is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

≥ iMovie and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines

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.

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 noncommercial 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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Recording modes/approximate recordable time

SD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. The stated times are the approximate recordable times for continuous recording.

C

Recording mode

Picture size

4 GB

1920

k

1080 1280

k

720 640

k

480 960

k

540

40 min 50 min 2 h 20 min 20 min

8 GB

1 h 20 min 1 h 40 min 4 h 40 min 40 min

16 GB

2 h 40 min 3 h 30 min 9 h 40 min 1 h 20 min

SD card

32 GB

5 h 30 min 7 h 20 min 19 h 20 min 2 h 40 min

48 GB

7 h 40 min 9 h 50 min 20 h 3 h 50 min

64 GB

10 h 20 min 13 h 30 min 27 h 5 h 20 min

A Favors image quality

B Favors recording time

C Use this to playback and edit using a Mac.

The default setting is .

Maximum continuous recordable time for one scene: j

If [REC MODE] is set to

29 min 59 sec

/ / : j

If [REC MODE] is set to :

Approx. 20 min (up to 4 GB recording capacity)

If a recording with a lot of action is recorded, the recording time is reduced.

The recordable time may be reduced if recording of short scene is repeated.

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Approximate number of recordable pictures

SD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. The stated number is the approximate number of recordable pictures.

Aspect ratio 4:3

Picture size

SD card

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

32 GB

48 GB

64 GB

3264

k

2448

180

360

740

1470

2990

6020

12080

17340

23530

1600

k

1200

730

1470

2920

5740

11690

23530

47200

60710

82380

640

k

480

3770

7550

15360

30170

61400

123550

247830

364280

494330

Aspect ratio 16:9

Picture size

SD card

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

32 GB

48 GB

64 GB

1920

k

1080

680

1370

2790

5480

11160

22460

45060

60710

82380

Maximum number of recordable pictures that can be displayed is 999999.

If the number of recordable pictures exceeds 999999, the number will not change when the picture is taken until the number of recordable pictures gets less than 999999.

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Specifications

High Definition Mobile Camera

Information for your safety

Power source:

DC 5.0 V (When using USB)/DC 4.2 V (When using battery)

Power consumption:

Recording: 2.5 W/Charging: 2.5 W

Signal system:

1080/30p, 720/30p, 540/30p, 480/30p

Recording format:

MPEG-4 AVC file format compliant

Image sensor:

1/4 z

MOS image sensor

Total: 5330 K

Effective pixels:

Motion picture: 2930 K (16:9), 2190 K (4:3)

Still picture: 2930 K (16:9), 5080 K (4:3)

Lens:

F2.8

Focal length: 4.1 mm

35 mm equivalent:

Motion picture: 49 mm (16:9)/59 mm (4:3)

Still picture: 49 mm (16:9)/39 mm (4:3)

Minimum focus distance:

Approx. 30 cm (11.8

q

)

Zoom:

1 k

Optical Zoom, 4 k

Digital Zoom

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Monitor:

2.0

z

LCD monitor (Approx. 153 K dots)

Microphone:

1 ch monaural microphone

Speaker:

1 round speaker, dynamic type

White balance adjustment:

Auto tracking white balance system

Standard illumination:

1,400 lx

Minimum required illumination:

Approx. 12 lx

AV terminal video output level:

Video OUT: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 h

, NTSC/PAL system

AV terminal audio output level (Line):

Output level: s

1 dBV d

3 dB (0.891 Vrms), 47 k h

termination

(for playback of 0 dBFS data)

Output impedance: 2.2 k h

or less, 1ch

USB:

Reader/Writer function

SD card:

Read/Write (No copyright protection support)

Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), USB terminal Type A

Battery charging function (charge via USB terminal with the unit turned off)

WEB Camera:

Compression: Motion JPEG

Picture size: 640 k

480, 320 k

240, 160 k

120

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Dimensions:

53 mm (W) k

104 mm (H) k

17.8 mm (D)

[2.09

q

(W) k

4.09

q

(H) k

0.70

q

(D)]

(excluding projecting parts)

Mass (Weight) in operation:

Approx. 115 g (Approx. 0.25 lbs.)

[with battery (supplied) and an SD card (optional)]

Mass (Weight):

Approx. 93 g (Approx. 0.21 lbs.)

[without battery (supplied) and an SD card (optional)]

Operating temperature:

0 °C to 35 °C (32 °F to 95 °F)

Operating humidity:

10%RH to 80%RH

Battery operation time:

See page 14

Motion pictures

Recording media:

SD Memory Card (FAT12 and FAT16 system compliant)

SDHC Memory Card (FAT32 system compliant)

SDXC Memory Card (exFAT system compliant)

Refer to page 16 for details on SD cards usable in this unit.

Compression:

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, iFrame

Recording mode and transfer rate:

: Approx. 12 Mbps (VBR)

:

: Approx. 9 Mbps (VBR)

Approx. 3 Mbps (VBR)

: Approx. 24 Mbps (VBR)

Refer to page 65 for the recordable time.

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Picture size:

:

:

:

: 1920 k

1080/30p

1280 k

720/30p

640 k

480/30p

960 k

540/30p

Audio compression:

AAC (1 ch)

Still pictures

Recording media:

SD Memory Card (FAT12 and FAT16 system compliant)

SDHC Memory Card (FAT32 system compliant)

SDXC Memory Card (exFAT system compliant)

Refer to page 16 for details on SD cards usable in this unit.

Compression:

JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard)

Picture size:

Picture aspect [4:3]:

3264 k

2448/1600 k

1200/640 k

480

Picture aspect [16:9]:

1920 k

1080

Refer to page 66 for the number of recordable pictures.

Specifications may change without prior notice.

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Others

Optional accessories

Accessory No.

VW-VBJ10

*

Figure Description

Rechargeable Lithium Ion

Battery Pack

RP-SDP16GU1K

RP-SDP12GU1K

RP-SDP08GU1K

RP-SDP04GU1K

RP-SDP02GU1K

RP-SDW64GU1K

RP-SDW48GU1K

RP-SDW32GU1K

RP-SDW16GU1K

RP-SDW08GU1K

RP-SDW04GU1K

RP-SDW02GU1K

Class 4 16 GB SDHC

Memory Card

Class 4 12 GB SDHC

Memory Card

Class 4 8 GB SDHC

Memory Card

Class 4 4 GB SDHC

Memory Card

Class 4 2 GB SD

Memory Card

Class 10 64 GB SDXC

Memory Card

Class 10 48 GB SDXC

Memory Card

Class 10 32 GB SDHC

Memory Card

Class 10 16 GB SDHC

Memory Card

Class 10 8 GB SDHC

Memory Card

Class 10 4 GB SDHC

Memory Card

Class 6 2 GB SD

Memory Card

* Please refer to page 14, concerning the battery charging time and available recording time.

NOTE:

Accessories and/or model numbers may vary by country. Please consult your local dealer.

Product numbers correct as of July 2010. These may be subject to change.

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Accessory Order Form (For USA and Puerto

Rico Customers)

Please photocopy this form when placing an order.

1. Model #

2. Items Ordered

Accessory # Description Price Each Quantity Total Price

Subtotal

Your State & Local Sales Tax

Shipping & Handling

6.95

Total Enclosed

3. Method of payment (check one)

Check of Money Order enclosed (NO C.O.D.SHIPMENTS)

VISA

Credit Card #

MasterCard Expiration Date

Discover Customer Signature

Make Check or Money Order Payable to: PANASONIC ACCESSORIES

(Please do not send cash)

4. Shipping information (UPS delivery requires complete street address)

Ship To:

Mr.

Mrs.

Ms.

First Last

Phone#:

Day ( )

Street Address

Night

( )

City State Zip

TO OBTAIN ANY OF OUR ACCESSORIES YOU CAN DO ANY OF

THE FOLLOWING:

VISIT YOUR LOCAL PANASONIC DEALER

OR

CALL PANASONIC’S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-332-5368

[6 AM-6 PM M-F, PACIFIC TIME]

OR

MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

ACCESSORY ORDER OFFICE

20421 84th Avenue South Kent, WA. 98032

In CANADA, please contact your local Panasonic dealer for more information on Accessories.

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Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR U.S.A.

AND PUERTO RICO)

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,

Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

Panasonic Camcorder Products

Limited Warranty

Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA and Puerto Rico Only)

If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship,

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase price. The decision to repair, replace or refund will be made by the warrantor.

Product or Part Name Parts Labor

C a m c o r d e r

Rechargeable Batteries (defective exchange)

1 y e a r

10 days

9 0 d a y s

Not Applicable

SD Memory Cards (defective exchange) 90 days Not Applicable

During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the “Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. This Limited Warranty excludes both parts and labor for non-rechargeable batteries, antennas, and cosmetic parts (cabinet). This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as is”.

Carry-In or Mail-In Service

To find a service center please visit http://www.panasonic.com/help or call 1-800-211-PANA

(7262).

When shipping the unit, carefully pack, include all accessories, and send it prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton. If Lithium Ion batteries are shipped by air the package must be labeled “Contains Lithium Ion Battery (No lithium metal)”. Damaged batteries are prohibited from shipment by US Mail. Batteries must be securely packed in a manner to prevent short-circuiting and a package cannot contain more than 3 Lithium Ion batteries. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached. A valid registered receipt is required under the Limited Warranty.

IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER WILL BE

REQUIRED TO FURNISH A SALES RECEIPT/PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE

OF PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE. CUSTOMER WILL BE

CHARGED FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT RECEIVED WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF

PURCHASE.

Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions

This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES

NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT

COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand, humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service by anyone other than a Factory Service

Center or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.

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THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED

WARRANTY COVERAGE”.

THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES

RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF

THIS WARRANTY.

(As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the servicer, loss of or damage to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content. The items listed are not exclusive, but for illustration only.)

ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF

MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Service Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantor’s Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor.

PARTS AND SERVICE, WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)

Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest

Dealer or Service Center; purchase Parts and Accessories; or make Customer

Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at:

http://www.panasonic.com/help

or, contact us via the web at:

http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo

You may also contact us directly at:

1-800-211-PANA (7262)

Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm EST

For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855

Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico)

Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.pstc.panasonic.com

Or, send your request by E-mail to: [email protected]

You may also contact us directly at:

1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only)

(Monday-Friday 9am-9pm EST)

Panasonic Service and Technology Company

20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032

(We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Personal

Checks)

For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277

As of November 2009

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Warranty (For Canadian Customers)

Panasonic Canada Inc.

5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3

PANASONIC PRODUCT - LIMITED WARRANTY

EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase agrees to, at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts,

(b) replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase price. The decision to repair, replace or refund will be made by Panasonic Canada Inc.

Panasonic HM-TA1 One (1) year

This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a

Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold "as is", and which product was delivered to you in new condition in the original packaging.

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE HEREUNDER, A

PURCHASE RECEIPT OR OTHER PROOF OF DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE,

SHOWING AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE IS REQUIRED

LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES

NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by

Panasonic Canada Inc., or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, improper batteries, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand, humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service by anyone other than a

Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.

Dry cell batteries are also excluded from coverage under this warranty.

Rechargeable batteries are warranted for ninety (90) days from date of original purchase.

THIS EXPRESS, LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,

EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF

MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL

PANASONIC CANADA INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR

ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY.

(As examples, this warranty excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the Authorized Servicer, loss of or damage to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content. This list of items is not exhaustive, but for illustration only.)

In certain instances, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above limitations and exclusions may not be applicable. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary depending on your province or territory.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For product operation and information assistance

, please contact:

Our Customer Care Centre: Telephone #: 1-800-995-8649

Fax #: (905) 238-2360

Camcorder Email link: [email protected]

For defective product exchange within the warranty period, please contact the original dealer or our Customer Care Centre.

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Index

A

A/V terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Alert sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

B

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 62

Battery capacity indication . . . 15

C

Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 62

Charging time . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Clock set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Creating still picture from motion picture . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

D

Date and time setting . . . . . . . 21

Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

E

Effect function . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

F

Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Frame-by-frame playback . . . 27

H

HD Writer PE 1.0 . . . . . . . . . . 38

L

Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

LED light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Limited Warranty

(Canada) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Limited Warranty

(USA and Puerto Rico) . . . . . 73

M

Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Motion picture compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

N

Number of recordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

P

Picture size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Power button . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

R

Recordable time . . . . . . . .14, 65

Recording modes . . . . . . . . . .33

Remaining number of recordable pictures . . . . . . . . .23

Remaining time for motion picture recording . . . . .22

S

SD Memory Card . . . . . . . . . .16

SD Speed Class Rating . . . . .16

SDHC Memory Card . . . . . . .16

SDXC Memory Card . . . . . . .16

Skype . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 50

Slide show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Still picture compatibility . . . . .28

T

TV aspect . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 37

TV system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

V

Volume adjustment . . . . . . . . .26

W

WEB Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

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Spanish Quick Use Guide/

Guía española para el uso rápido

Insertar la batería

1) Abra la tapa de la tarjeta/batería e inserte la batería en la dirección que se muestra en la figura.

Presione el centro de la batería en la dirección de

#

hasta que se bloquee con un sonido de “clic”.

2) Cierre la tapa de la tarjeta/batería.

Carga de la batería

La batería no se cargará si la unidad está encendida.

1) Deslice la palanca de terminal USB

A

hasta que haga clic y se bloquee.

Esto empuja la tapa del terminal USB para que se abra implementando el terminal

USB.

2) Conecte la terminal USB de esta unidad a una PC con un cable de extensión USB.

A Cable de extensión USB (suministrado)

No utilice ningún otro cable de extensión USB que no sea el suministrado.

(No se garantiza la operación con otros cables de extensión USB.)

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Inserte por completo el cable de extensión USB de forma segura. (La inserción del enchufe en el terminal USB de esta unidad deja un espacio B .) No funcionará correctamente si no se inserta por completo.

Durante la carga, el indicador de estado parpadea. Cuando se finaliza la carga, el indicador de estado se apaga.

Insertar/extraer una tarjeta SD

Indicador de estado

A

Cuando la unidad accede a la tarjeta SD, se enciende el indicador de estado.

1) Abra la tapa de la tarjeta/batería e introduzca (retire) la tarjeta SD en

(de) la ranura de tarjeta B .

Oriente el lado de la etiqueta C en la dirección mostrada en la ilustración e introdúzcalo hasta el fondo.

Presione el centro de la tarjeta SD y luego retírela completamente.

2) Cierre de forma segura la tapa de la tarjeta/batería.

Encender/apagar la unidad

Pulse el botón de alimentación para encender la unidad.

El monitor LCD se enciende.

Para apagar la unidad

Continúe presionando el botón de encendido hasta que se apague el monitor LCD.

Selección del idioma

1) Pulse el botón MENU/SET.

2) Seleccione el menú usando el botón del cursor o el botón de MENU/

SET.

[LANGUAGE]

#

[Español]

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Grabar películas

Pulse el botón de películas para comenzar a grabar.

Cuando comienza a grabar,

;

cambia a

¥

.

Grabar fotografías

1) Pulse hasta la mitad el botón photoshot.

(blanco) aparece en la pantalla.

2) Pulse el botón photoshot totalmente.

(rojo) aparece en la pantalla.

Reproducción de película/fotografía

1) Pulse el botón de reproducción.

La última escena o fotografía grabada se reproducirá.

Cuando se presiona

1

durante la reproducción de una escena, el equipo pasa a la siguiente escena o fotografía. Cuando se presiona

2

, el equipo se detiene al comienzo de la escena que se está reproduciendo. Cuando se presiona nuevamente

2

, el equipo pasa a la escena o fotografía anterior.

Cuando se presiona

1

(

2

) durante la reproducción de una fotografía, el equipo pasa la siguiente

(anterior) escena o fotografía.

2) Seleccione la operación de reproducción utilizando el ícono de operación A .

:

:

:

:

/ :

/

/

Visualización de miniaturas

Pausa

Ajuste del volumen

: Avance rápido/rebobinado

(durante la reproducción)

Reproducción

Detener

: Reproducción cuadro por cuadro

/ /

/ : Hacia la siguientes (anteriores) escenas/fotografías

El icono de operación desaparecerá cuando no haya operación por algunos segundos. Se visualiza nuevamente cuando se realiza de nuevo la reproducción.

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Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,

Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094

Panasonic Canada Inc.

5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 2T3

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