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  • Brand: Panasonic
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HC-V130
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Table of Contents

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Owner’s Manual
High Definition Video Camera
Model No. HC-V130
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future
use.
until
2014/2/1
SQT0045
Register online at www.panasonic.com/register (U.S. customers only)
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∫ About the recording format for
recording motion pictures
You can select from AVCHD, iFrame or MP4
recording formats to record motion pictures
using this unit. (l 41)
AVCHD:
It is suitable for viewing on a high-definition TV
or for saving to disc.
iFrame:
This is a recording format suitable for playing
back or editing on Mac (iMovie etc.).
≥ It is not compatible with motion pictures
recorded in AVCHD format.
MP4:
This is a recording format suitable for playing
back or editing on a PC.
≥ It is not compatible with motion pictures
recorded in AVCHD format.
∫ 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 Condensation (When
the lens or the LCD monitor is
fogged up)
Condensation occurs when there is a change in
temperature or humidity, such as when the unit
is taken from outside or a cold room to a warm
room. Please be careful, as it may cause the
lens or LCD monitor to become soiled, moldy,
or damaged.
When taking the unit to a place which has a
different temperature, if the unit is accustomed
to the room temperature of the destination for
about one hour, condensation can be
prevented. (When the difference in temperature
is severe, place the unit in a plastic bag or the
like, remove air from the bag, and seal the bag.)
When condensation has occurred, remove the
battery and/or the AC adapter and leave the
unit like that for about one hour. When the unit
becomes accustomed to the surrounding
temperature, fogginess will disappear naturally.
∫ 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 13 for more details on SD
cards.
Read this first
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∫ For the purposes of this
owner’s manual
≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and
SDXC Memory Card are referred to as the
“SD card”.
≥ Functions that can be used for motion picture
recording/motion picture playback are
indicated by in this owner’s manual.
≥ Functions that can be used for still picture
recording/still picture playback are indicated
by in this owner’s manual.
≥ Scene(s) recorded in 1080/60i: “AVCHD
scene(s)”
≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an
arrow, for example: l 00
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Read this first.................................................2
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts ............6
Power supply..................................................9
Inserting/removing the battery ................. 9
Charging the battery .............................. 10
Charging and recording time ................. 12
Recording to a card .....................................13
Cards that you can use with this unit..... 13
Inserting/removing an SD card .............. 14
Turning the unit on/off.................................15
Selecting a mode .........................................16
Setting date and time...................................17
Basic
Before recording..........................................18
Recording motion pictures .........................19
Recording still pictures...............................21
Intelligent Auto Mode ..................................22
Motion picture/Still picture playback .........24
Using the menu screen ...............................26
Using the Setup Menu .................................27
Advanced (Recording)
Using the Zoom............................................35
Recording functions of operation icons....36
Operation icons ..................................... 36
Recording functions of menus...................39
Manual recording.........................................47
White Balance ....................................... 48
Manual shutter speed/Iris adjustment.... 49
Recording with Manual Focus ............... 50
Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations....................................51
Motion picture playback using
operation icon ........................................ 51
Creating still picture from
motion picture ........................................ 52
Repeat playback .................................... 52
Resuming the previous playback........... 52
Zooming in on a still picture
during playback (Playback zoom).......... 53
Various playback functions.........................54
Playing back motion pictures/
still pictures by date ............................... 54
Changing the playback settings and
playing back the slide show ................... 55
Deleting scenes/still pictures......................56
Dividing a scene (AVCHD)..................... 58
Dividing a scene to partially delete
(iFrame, MP4)........................................ 59
Protecting scenes/still pictures............... 60
Watching Video/Pictures on your TV .........61
Connecting with a HDMI mini cable....... 63
Playback using VIERA Link™ .....................64
Copy/Dubbing
Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder,
video devices, etc. .......................................66
Using the Eye-Fi™ card...............................70
Contents
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With a PC
What you can do with a PC.........................73
End User License Agreement................ 75
Operating environment ...............................77
Installation ....................................................80
Connecting to a PC......................................81
About the PC display ............................. 83
Starting HD Writer LE 2.1 ............................84
Reading the operating instructions
of the software applications ................... 84
If using Mac ..................................................85
Others
Indications....................................................86
Messages......................................................88
About recovery ...................................... 88
Troubleshooting...........................................89
Cautions for use...........................................93
About copyright ...........................................96
Recording modes/
approximate recordable time......................97
Approximate number of
recordable pictures......................................98
Optional accessories...................................99
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1 Speaker
2 USB terminal [ ] (l 66, 81)
3 Intelligent auto/Manual button
[iA/MANUAL] (l 22, 47)
4 Delete button [ ] (l 56)
5 Power button [ ] (l 15)
6 HDMI mini connector [HDMI]
(l 61)
7 A/V connector [A/V]
(l 61, 69)
8 Battery release lever [BATT] (l 9)
9 Lens cover opening/closing switch
When not using the unit, close the lens cover to
protect the lens.
≥ Slide the opening/closing switch to open/
close the cover.
10 Lens cover
11 Lens
12 Internal stereo microphones
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts
A/V
1
3
4
5
8
6 7
2
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12
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13 Menu button [MENU] (l 26)
14 Mode switch (l 16)
15 Status indicator (l 15)
16 Recording start/stop button (l 19)
17 Cursor button (l 24, 26, 36)
≥ Use the cursor button to select the recording
functions and playback operations, and to
operate the menu screen.
≥ In this owner’s manual, the cursor button is
denoted as shown below or as 3/4/2/1.
Example: For pressing the (down) button
18 Enter button [ENTER] (l 24, 26, 36)
19 LCD monitor (l 18)
≥ It can open up to 90o.
≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens or
90o B towards the opposite direction.
20 Battery holder (l 9)
21 SD card cover (l 14)
22 Tripod receptacle
≥ Attaching a tripod with a screw length of
5.5 mm (0.22 q) or more may damage the
unit.
23 Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 14)
24 Card slot (l 14)
or Press 4
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13 15 16
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19
18
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25 Photoshot button [ ] (l 21)
26 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Recording Mode)
(l 35)
Thumbnail display switch [ / ]/
Volume lever [sVOLr] (In Playback
Mode) (l 25)
27 Grip belt
Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits
your hand.
1 Flip the belt.
2 Adjust the length.
3 Replace the belt.
26
25
27
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∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBY100/VW-VBT190/VW-VBT380.
Inserting/removing the battery
≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. (l 15)
Install the battery by inserting it in the direction shown in the figure.
Preparation
Power supply
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.
Removing the battery
Be sure to hold down the power button until the
status indicator goes off. Then remove the
battery while supporting the unit to prevent it
from dropping.
Move the battery release lever in the
direction indicated by the arrow and remove
the battery when unlocked.
ャモヵヵ
Insert the battery until it clicks and
locks.
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Charging the battery
∫ Charging with an AC adaptor.
The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always
“live” as long as the AC adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet.
Important:
≥ The AC adaptor and USB cable are for use with this unit only. Do not use them with other
equipment. Similarly, do not use AC adaptors and USB cables from other equipment with
this unit.
≥ The battery cannot be charged when the power is on. Press the power button to turn off
the power. (l 15)
≥ It is recommended to charge the battery in a temperature between 10 oC and 30 oC (50 oF
and 86 oF). (The battery temperature should also be the same.)
A USB terminal
B To the AC outlet
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
1 Open the LCD monitor.
2 Connect the USB cable to the AC adaptor.
≥ Check that the plug portion of the AC adaptor is not loose or misaligned.
3 Plug the AC adaptor into the AC outlet.
4 Connect the USB cable to the unit.
≥ The status indicator C will flash red with approx. 2 seconds period (off for approx. 1 second, on for
approx. 1 second), indicating that charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is completed.
∫ Connecting to the AC outlet
If you turn on the unit while connecting with the AC adaptor, you can use the unit with power
supplied from the outlet.
When recording for a long time, keep the AC adaptor connected and use it together with the battery.
This allows you to continue the recording even if a power failure occurs or the AC adaptor is
unplugged from the AC outlet by accident.
When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before
using this unit for the first time.
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∫ Connecting to a PC and charging.
Charge the unit if you do not have the AC adaptor handy.
A USB cable (supplied)
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
≥ Press the power button and turn the unit off. (l 15)
1 Turn the power of the PC on.
2 Connect the USB cable
≥ The status indicator B will flash red with approx. 2 seconds period (off for approx. 1 second, on
for approx. 1 second), indicating that charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is completed.
≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed with any
other USB cables.)
≥ Always connect directly to a PC.
≥ You cannot charge when the status indicator flashes rapidly, or when it does not light at all.
Charge using the AC adaptor. (l 10)
≥ It will take 2 or 3 times longer to charge compared to when using the AC adaptor.
≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 95.
≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 9).
≥ 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 a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with
doors and windows closed.
≥ If you do not intend to use the unit for an extended period, disconnect the USB cable from the unit
for safety.
≥ Charging may not be possible depending on the operating environment of the PC being used
(such as custom-made PC).
≥ Charging will stop when turning the power of the PC off or forcing it into sleep mode. Charging will
start again when turning the power of the PC on again, or waking from sleep mode.
≥ When connected to a PC, an error message may be displayed at the top of the PC screen. For
more details, refer to page 91.
≥ The unit will be charged if it is connected to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or DVD recorder
with a USB cable, even if the unit is turned off.
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Charging and recording time
∫ Charging/Recording time
≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH
≥ Time in the parenthesis is charging time when this unit is connected to a PC, Panasonic Blu-ray
disc recorder, or DVD recorder.
≥ 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.
≥ The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly starting/stopping
recording, turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever etc.
≥ The batteries heat up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction.
Battery model number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
format
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuously
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/VW-
VBY100 (optional)
[3.6 V/970 mAh]
2 h 20 min
(3 h 10 min)
AVCHD
[HA], [HG] 1 h 5 min
40 min
[HE] 1 h 10 min
iFrame -
1 h 20 min 45 min
MP4 -
VW-VBT190 (optional)
[3.6 V/1940 mAh]
2 h 50 min
(5 h 20 min)
AVCHD
[HA], [HG],
[HE]
2 h 20 min 1 h 10 min
iFrame - 2 h 40 min 1 h 20 min
MP4 - 2 h 45 min 1 h 25 min
VW-VBT380 (optional)
[3.6 V/3880 mAh]
4 h 45 min
(9 h 45 min)
AVCHD
[HA], [HG] 4 h 40 min
2 h 25 min
[HE] 4 h 45 min
iFrame - 5 h 25 min 2 h 50 min
MP4 - 5 h 35 min 2 h 55 min
Battery capacity indication
≥ The display changes as the battery capacity reduces. # # # #
If the battery discharges, then will flashes red.
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The unit can record still pictures or motion pictures to an SD card. To record to an SD card, read the
following.
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.
* SD Speed Class Rating is the speed
standard regarding continuous writing.
Check via the label on the card, etc.
≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
≥ When using an SDHC Memory Card/SDXC Memory Card with other equipment, check the
equipment is compatible with these Memory Cards.
≥ An Eye-Fi X2 series SD card is required to use functions related to Eye-Fi. (l 70)
≥ We do not guarantee the operation of SD cards other than the ones above. Further, SD cards
with a capacity of less than 32 MB cannot be used for motion picture recording.
≥ 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.
Preparation
Recording to a card
Card type Capacity
SD Memory Card 512 MB/1 GB/2 GB
SDHC Memory Card 4 GB/6 GB/8 GB/12 GB/16 GB/24 GB/32 GB
SDXC Memory Card 48 GB/64 GB
e.g.:
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Inserting/removing an SD card
Caution:
Check that the access lamp has gone off.
1 Open the SD card cover 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 SD card cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
≥ 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 card access lamp is lit, do not:
j Remove the SD card
j Turn the unit off
j Insert and remove the USB cable
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.
≥ 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 95)
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 32) When the SD card is formatted, all of the
recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
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Access lamp [ACCESS] A
≥ When this unit is accessing the SD card,
the access lamp lights up.
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You can turn the unit on and off using the power button or by opening and closing the LCD monitor.
Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit.
A The status indicator lights on.
Unit is turned on when the LCD monitor is opened, and unit is turned off when it is closed.
During normal use, opening and closing of the LCD monitor can be conveniently used to
turn the unit on/off.
≥ The unit will not turn off while recording motion pictures even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ In the following cases, opening the LCD monitor does not turn on the unit. Press the power button
to turn on the unit.
j When the unit is originally purchased
j When you have turned off the unit using the power button
Preparation
Turning the unit on/off
Turning the unit on and off with the power button
Turning the unit on and off with the LCD monitor
 To turn off the unit
Hold down the power button until the status
indicator goes off.
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Operate the mode switch to change the mode to or .
Preparation
Selecting a mode
Recording Mode (l 19, 21)
Playback Mode (l 24, 51)
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The clock is not set at the time of purchase. Make sure to set the clock.
¬ Change the mode to .
1 Select the menu. (l 26)
2 Select the date or time using 2/1 and set the desired value using 3/4.
A Displaying the World time setting
(l 27):
[HOME]/ [DESTINATION]
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.
3 Press the ENTER button.
≥ A message prompting for World Time setting
may be displayed. Perform the World Time setting by pressing the ENTER button. (l 27)
≥ Press the MENU button to complete the setting.
≥ When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time will
appear. Select [YES] and perform Steps 2 to 3 to set the date and time.
≥ The date and time function is driven by a built-in lithium battery.
≥ If the time display becomes [- -], the built-in lithium battery needs to be charged. To recharge the
built-in lithium battery, connect the AC adaptor or attach the battery to this unit. The battery is still
being recharged even if the unit is off. Leave the unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the battery
will maintain the date and time for approx. 4 months.
Preparation
Setting date and time
: [SETUP] # [CLOCK SET]
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∫ Basic camera positioning
1 Hold the unit with both hands.
2 Put your hand through the grip belt.
≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another
person or object.
≥ When you are outdoors, record pictures with the sunlight behind you. If the subject is backlit, it will
become dark in the recording.
≥ Keep your arms near your body and separate your legs for better balance.
≥ Do not cover the microphones with your hand etc.
∫ Basic motion picture recording
≥ The unit should normally be held steady when recording.
≥ If you move the unit when recording, do so slowly, maintaining a constant speed.
≥ The zoom operation is useful for recording subjects you cannot get close to, but overuse of zoom
in and zoom out can make the resulting motion picture less enjoyable to watch.
∫ Recording yourself
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.
≥ The image is horizontally flipped as if you see a mirror image.
(However, the image recorded is the same as a normal recording.)
≥ Only some indications will appear on the screen. When appears,
return the direction of the LCD monitor to normal position and check
the warning/alarm indication.
Basic
Before recording
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≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 6)
1 Change the mode to and
open the LCD monitor.
2 Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.
A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥.
3 Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording.
∫ About the screen indications in the motion picture recording
Basic
Recording motion pictures
Recording format/Recording mode
R 1h20m
Approximate remaining recordable time
≥ When the remaining time is less than
1 minute, R 0h00m flashes red.
0h00m00s
Recording time elapsed
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for
minute and “s” for second.
≥ Each time the unit is put into recording
pause, the counter display will be reset to
0h00m00s.
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0h00m00s
0h00m00s
0h00m00s
R 1h20m
R 1h20m
R 1h20m
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≥ To change the recording format, change the [REC FORMAT] or [REC MODE]. (l 40, 41)
≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording and
pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.
When you record with the [REC FORMAT] set to [iFrame] or [MP4], the scenes longer than
approximately 20 minutes will be automatically divided. (Recording will continue.)
≥ (Maximum recordable scenes on a single SD card)
≥ Maximum number of recordable scenes and maximum number of different dates will be less than
above table when there are iFrame or MP4 scenes and still pictures recorded on an SD card.
≥ While recording is in progress, the recording will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ Please refer to page 97 for details about approximate recordable time.
Recording formats [AVCHD] [iFrame]/[MP4]
Recordable scenes Approx. 3900 Approx. 89100
Different dates (l 54) Approx. 900 Approx. 900
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≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 6)
1 Change the mode to and
open the LCD monitor.
2 Press the button.
≥ The still picture operating display ( ) will
turn red while recording still pictures.
∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording
≥ During motion picture recording or when set to PRE-REC, you cannot record still pictures.
≥ Using a tripod is recommended when recording still pictures in dark places because the shutter
speed becomes slow.
≥ The edges of still pictures recorded on this unit with a 16:9 aspect ratio may be cut at printing.
Check the printer or photo studio before printing.
≥ Maximum number of recordable pictures that can be displayed is 9999. If the number of
recordable pictures exceeds 9999, R 9999+ is displayed. The number will not change when the
picture is taken until the number of recordable pictures is 9999 or less.
≥ The recording time may be long depending on the recording condition.
Basic
Recording still pictures
Size of still pictures (l 46)
R3000
Remaining number of still pictures
≥ Flashes in red when [0] appears.
Still picture operation indicator (l 87)
R3000
R3000
R3000
8.9M
8.9M
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The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what you want
to record.
≥ Depending on the recording conditions, the unit may not enter the desired mode.
≥ In the Portrait, Spotlight and Low light mode, the face will be surrounded by white frame when
detected. In the Portrait mode, a subject that is bigger and close to center of the screen will be
surrounded by an orange frame. (l 45)
≥ Faces cannot be detected depending on the recording conditions, such as when faces are of
certain sizes or at certain tilts or when digital zoom is used.
Basic
Intelligent Auto Mode
Mode Effect
Portrait Faces are detected and focused automatically, and the brightness
is adjusted so it is recorded clearly.
Scenery The whole landscape will be recorded vividly without whiting out
the background sky, which may be very bright.
Spotlight Very bright object is recorded clearly.
Low light It can record very clearly even in a dark room or twilight.
Normal In modes other than those described above, the contrast is
adjusted to give a clear picture.
Intelligent auto/Manual button
Press this button to switch Intelligent Auto
Mode/Manual Mode (l 47).
/MANUAL
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∫ Intelligent Auto Mode
When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Auto White Balance and Auto Focus operate and
automatically adjust the color balance and focusing.
Depending on the brightness of the subject, etc., the aperture and shutter speed are automatically
adjusted for optimum brightness.
≥ Color balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or
scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings. (l 48, 50)
Automatic White Balance
The illustration shows the range over which Automatic White Balance functions.
1) The effective range of Automatic White Balance adjustment
on this unit
2) Blue sky
3) Cloudy sky (rain)
4) Sunlight
5) White fluorescent lamp
6) Halogen light bulb
7) Incandescent light bulb
8) Sunrise or sunset
9) Candlelight
If the Automatic White Balance is not functioning normally, adjust
the White Balance manually. (l 48)
Auto Focus
The unit focuses automatically.
≥ Auto Focus does not work correctly in the following situations.
Record pictures in the Manual Focus Mode. (l 50)
j Recording distant and close-up objects at the same time
j Recording a subject behind dirty or dusty window
j Recording a subject that is surrounded by objects with glossy surfaces or by highly reflective
objects
4)
5)
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7)
8)
10 000K
9 000K
8 000K
7 000K
6 000K
5 000K
4 000K
3 000K
2 000K
2)
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3)
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1 Change the mode to .
2 Select the play mode select icon A
using 3/4/2 and press the
ENTER button.
≥ This can also be set from the menu.
[VIDEO SETUP] or [PICT. SETUP] # [MEDIA, VIDEO/PICTURE]
3 Select still picture B or motion picture C to playback using 3/4/2/1 and
press the ENTER button.
≥ If you press the MENU button, or select
motion picture/still picture and press the
ENTER button, the setting is complete.
≥ When a motion picture item is selected, an
icon will appear on the thumbnail display.
( , , )
4 Select the scene or the still picture
to be played back using 3/4/2/1,
then press the ENTER button.
≥ When you select / and press the
ENTER button, the next (previous) page is
displayed.
5 Select the operation icon using
3/4/2/1.
D Operation icon
≥ Press the ENTER button to display/not
display the operation icon.
Basic
Motion picture/Still picture playback
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* When pressed two times, the fast forward/fast rewind speed increases. (The screen display
changes / .)
∫ Change the thumbnail display
While the thumbnail is displayed, the thumbnail display changes in the
following order if the zoom lever is operated to side or side.
20 scenes () 9 scenes () 1 scene
≥ 9 scenes display returns if the unit is turned off or the mode is
changed.
∫ Speaker volume adjustment
Operate the volume lever to adjust the speaker
volume during motion picture playback.
≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback.
≥ If pause play is continued for 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails.
≥ The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to 0h00m00s for each scene.
Motion picture playback Still picture playback
1/;: Playback/Pause
6: Rewind playback*
5: Fast forward playback*
∫: Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
1/;: Slide show (playback of the still
pictures in numerical order) start/
pause.
2;: Plays back the previous picture.
;1: Plays back the next picture.
∫: Stops the playback and shows the
thumbnails.
Towards “r”: Increases the volume
Towards “s”: Decreases the volume
Motion picture compatibility
≥ This unit is based on AVCHD format/MPEG-4 AVC file format.
≥ Even if the devices used have compatible standards, when playback of motion pictures
recorded using another device is performed using this unit, or when motion pictures recorded
using this unit is played back in another device, playback may not proceed normally, or may
not be possible. ( is displayed for motion pictures that cannot be played back with this
unit)
Please check compatibility in the operating instruction of your device.
≥ MP4 motion pictures that can be played back on this unit are limited to those recorded using
this unit.
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).
≥ The file format of still pictures supported by this unit is JPEG. (Not all JPEG formatted files
will be played back.)
≥ This unit may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded or created on other products
and other products may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded on this unit.
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1 Press the MENU button.
2 Press 3/4/2/1 to select the top
menu A, then press the ENTER
button.
3 Select the submenu B using 3/4
and press 1 or press the ENTER
button.
4 Select the desired item
using 3/4/2/1, and
press the ENTER
button to set.
To get back to the previous screen
Press 2 of the cursor button.
To exit the menu screen
Press the MENU button.
∫ About the information display
Descriptions of the selected submenus and
items displayed in Steps 3 and 4 are displayed.
∫ About the operation icons
/ :
Select and press the ENTER button to
switch page.
:
Select and press the ENTER button to
return to previous screen.
Basic
Using the menu screen
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Set the display method for the screen information display.
Please refer to page 62.
Please refer to page 17.
It is possible to display and record the time at the travel destination by selecting your home region
and the travel destination.
≥ Change the mode to .
1 Select the menu.
≥ If the clock is not set, adjust the clock to the current time. (l 17)
≥ When the [HOME] (your home region) is not set, the message appears. Press the ENTER button
and proceed to Step 3.
2 (Only when setting your home region)
Select [HOME] using 2/1 and press the ENTER button.
3 (Only when setting your home
region)
Select your home region using
2/1 and press the ENTER
button.
≥ Press 3 to set daylight saving time.
is displayed and the summer
time setting is turned on, the time
difference between the current time and
GMT will be set forward by 1 hour.
Press 3 again to return to the normal
time setting. If you set [Link Clock to Daylight Saving] to [ON], the current time will also be
set forward by 1 hour. (l 28)
Basic
Using the Setup Menu
[DISPLAY]
: [SETUP] # [DISPLAY] # desired setting
[ON] (Display all information)/[OFF] (Display part of information)
[EXT. DISPLAY]
[CLOCK SET]
[SET WORLD TIME]
: [SETUP] # [SET WORLD TIME]
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A The current time
B The time difference from GMT
(Greenwich Mean Time)
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4 (Only when setting the region of your travel destination)
Select [DESTINATION] using 2/1 and press the ENTER button.
≥ When the home region is set for the first time, the screen for selecting home/travel destination
appears after setting the home region successively. If the home region has already been set
once, execute the menu operation for Step 1.
5 (Only when setting the region of
your travel destination)
Select your travel destination
using 2/1 and press the
ENTER button.
≥ Press 3 to set daylight saving time.
is displayed and the summer
time setting is turned on, the time
difference between the travel
destination and the home region will be
set forward by 1 hour. Press 3 again to
return to the normal time setting.
If you set [Link Clock to Daylight Saving] to [ON], the time at the travel destination will also
be set forward by 1 hour.
≥ Close the setting by pressing the MENU button. appears and the time of the travel
destination is indicated.
To return the display to the home setting
Set the home region using Step 1 to 3, and close the setting by pressing the MENU button.
≥ If you cannot find your travel destination in the area shown on the screen, set it by using the time
difference from your home region.
If you set this function to [ON] and turn on the summer time setting in [SET WORLD TIME], the
following times will be set forward by 1 hour:
j When setting your home region: The current time
j When setting the region of your travel destination: The local time at the selected travel destination
[Link Clock to Daylight
Saving]
: [SETUP] # [Link Clock to Daylight Saving]# desired setting
[ON]: The times are adjusted when the summer time setting is turned on.
[OFF]: The times are not adjusted when the summer time setting is turned on.
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C The local time at the selected travel
destination
D The time difference between the travel
destination and the home region
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It is possible to change the date and time display mode.
It is possible to change the date format.
When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit automatically turns off to save
battery life.
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if [ECONOMY (BATT)] is set to [ON] in following
cases:
j Using the AC adaptor*
j Using the USB cable for PC etc.
j PRE-REC is used
j During playback of the slide show
* When [ECONOMY (AC)] is activated, this unit automatically turns off.
When about 30 minutes have passed without any operation while connecting the AC adaptor with
this unit, the unit automatically turns off.
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if the [ECONOMY (AC)] is set to [ON] in following
cases:
j PRE-REC is used
j During playback of the slide show
[DATE/TIME]
: [SETUP] # [DATE/TIME] # desired setting
[DATE]/[D/T]/[OFF]
[DATE FORMAT]
: [SETUP] # [DATE FORMAT] # desired setting
[Y/M/D]/[M/D/Y]/[D/M/Y]
[ECONOMY (BATT)]
: [SETUP] # [ECONOMY (BATT)] # [ON]
[ECONOMY (AC)]
: [SETUP] # [ECONOMY (AC)] # [ON]
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This unit is put into recording pause approx. 0.6 seconds after the LCD monitor is reopened.
≥ When in Quick Start Standby Mode about 60% of the power used in recording pause mode
is being consumed, so the recording time will be reduced.
≥ Quick Start will not work if there is no SD card inserted.
≥ Change the mode to .
1 Select the menu.
2 Close the LCD monitor.
The status indicator A flashes green and the unit goes into
Quick Start Standby Mode.
3 Open the LCD monitor.
The status indicator A lights red and the unit is put into
recording pause.
≥ Quick Start Standby Mode is canceled if
j about 5 minutes have elapsed
j mode is set to
≥ It may take some time for Automatic White Balance to adjust.
≥ In the Quick Start Mode, the zoom magnification becomes approx. 1k.
≥ When it has gone into Quick Start Standby Mode automatically with the [ECONOMY (BATT)]
(l 29)/[ECONOMY (AC)] (l 29), close the LCD monitor once and open it again.
≥ Turn the unit off using the power button.
[QUICK START]
: [SETUP] # [QUICK START] # [ON]
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Starting and stopping of recording and unit on/off can be confirmed with this sound.
When [OFF] is selected, the sound is not output at the start/end of recording, etc.
2 Beeps for 4 times
When an error occurs. Check the sentence displayed on the screen.
This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors.
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
≥ When the AC adaptor is in use, the LCD monitor is set to automatically.
≥ When the LCD monitor is bright, the recordable time with the battery will be shorter.
It adjusts brightness and color density on the LCD monitor.
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
1 Select the menu.
2 Press 2/1 to adjust, and press the ENTER button.
≥ Press the MENU button to exit the menu screen.
[ALERT SOUND]
: [SETUP] # [ALERT SOUND] # desired setting
(Volume low)/ (Volume high)/[OFF]
[POWER LCD]
: [SETUP] # [POWER LCD] # desired setting
(Makes even brighter)/ (Makes brighter)/ (Normal)/ (Makes less bright)
[LCD SET]
: [SETUP] # [LCD SET] # desired setting
[BRIGHTNESS]: Brightness of the LCD monitor
[COLOR]: Color level of the LCD monitor
+2 +1 0 -1
+1
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Please refer to page 63.
Please refer to page 64.
Please refer to page 62.
Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition.
(Only when the mode is at the position)
≥ Settings for [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not change.
Set the file number of the iFrame/MP4 and still picture recorded next to 0001.
≥ Folder number is updated and file number will start from 0001. (l 83)
≥ To reset the folder number, format the SD card, and then perform [NUMBER RESET].
Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will erase
and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, disc, etc. (l 73)
≥ When formatting is complete, press MENU button to exit the message screen.
≥ Perform a physical formatting of the SD card when the SD card is to be disposed/ transferred.
(l 95)
≥ Do not turn this unit off or remove the SD card while formatting. Do not expose the unit to
vibrations or shock.
[HDMI RESOLUTION]
[VIERA Link]
[TV ASPECT]
[INITIAL SET]
: [SETUP] # [INITIAL SET]
[NUMBER RESET]
: [SETUP] # [NUMBER RESET]
[FORMAT MEDIA]
: [SETUP] # [FORMAT MEDIA]
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
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The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card can be checked.
≥ When the mode switch is set to , remaining recordable time for the selected recording format
or recording mode is displayed.
≥ Press the MENU button to close the indication.
≥ The SD card requires some space to store information and manage system files, so the actual
usable space is slightly less than the indicated value. The usable SD card space is generally
calculated as 1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. The capacities of this unit, PCs and software are
expressed as 1 GB=1,024k1,024k1,024=1,073,741,824 bytes. Therefore, the indicated value of
the capacity appears to be smaller.
The firmware version of this unit is displayed.
(Only when the mode is at the position)
You can update the firmware version of this unit.
(Only when the mode is at the position)
[MEDIA STATUS]
: [SETUP] # [MEDIA STATUS]
[Firmware Version Info]
: [SETUP] # [Firmware Version Info]
[Firmware Upgrade]
: [SETUP] # [Firmware Upgrade]
For the latest update information, check the support website below. (As of December 2013)
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam (This Site is English only)
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This item is used to start the unit demonstration.
(Only when the mode is at the position)
≥ If [DEMO MODE] is switched to [ON] and you press the MENU button when there is no SD card
inserted and while this unit is connected to the AC adaptor, the demonstration automatically
starts.
If any operation takes place, the demonstration is canceled. However if no operations take place
for approx. 10 minutes, the demonstration automatically starts again. To stop the demonstration,
set [DEMO MODE] to [OFF] or insert an SD card.
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 70.
This item is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is inserted.
Please refer to page 71.
You can select the language on the screen display and the menu screen.
[DEMO MODE]
: [SETUP] # [DEMO MODE] # [ON]
[Eye-Fi TRANSFER]
[Eye-Fi DIRECT]
[LANGUAGE]
: [SETUP] # [LANGUAGE] # desired setting
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¬ Change the mode to .
A Zoom bar
≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved.
≥ Maximum zoom magnification can be set with [ZOOM MODE]. (l 40)
∫ About Zoom bar
Zoom bar is displayed during the zoom operation.
≥ If you take your finger off the zoom lever during zoom operation, the operation sound may be
recorded. When returning the zoom lever to the original position, move it quietly.
≥ When the zoom magnification is 50k, the subjects are focused at about 1.6 m (5.3 feet) or more.
≥ When the zoom magnification is 1k, this unit can focus on a subject approx. 3 cm (1.2 q) away
from the lens.
Advanced (Recording)
Using the Zoom
Zoom lever
T side:
Close-up recording (zoom in)
W side:
Wide-angle recording (zoom out)
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C i.Zoom/Digital zoom (Blue)
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Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded.
¬ Change the mode to .
1 Press the ENTER button to display
the operation icons on the screen.
≥ The indication changes each time you press
4 of the cursor button.
≥ Press the ENTER button to display/not-
display the operation icon.
2 (e.g. Backlight Compensation)
Select an operation icon.
≥ Select the operation icon again to cancel the
function.
≥ Refer to the respective pages for canceling
the following functions.
j Help Mode (l 37)
j Guidelines (l 37)
≥ The icon is displayed when the operation icon
is set.
Operation icons
*1 It is not displayed during recording.
*2 It is not displayed in the Intelligent Auto
Mode.
≥ If you turn off the unit or change the mode to
, Backlight Compensation, PRE-REC
and Color Night Rec functions are canceled.
≥ If you turn off the unit, the Fade function is
canceled.
≥ It is possible to set from the menu.
(Except for the Help Mode)
Advanced (Recording)
Recording functions of operation
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Backlight Compensation
Help Mode*1
Guidelines
PRE-REC*1
Color Night Rec*1,2
Intelligent Contrast Control*2
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When you start recording, the image/audio gradually
appears. (Fade in)
When you pause recording, the image/audio gradually
disappears. (Fade out)
≥ The Fade setting is canceled when the recording stops.
∫ To select the color for Fade in/out
≥ The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade in become black (or white).
This makes the image brighter to prevent darkening of a backlit subject.
Select the desired icon using the cursor
button to display an explanation on the
screen.
To exit the Help Mode
Press the MENU button or select [END].
≥ You cannot record or set functions while in Help Mode.
You can check if the image is level while recording. The function can also be used to
estimate the balance of the composition.
It will switch every time the icon is selected.
# # #Setting canceled
≥ The guidelines do not appear on the images actually recorded.
Fade
: [RECORD SETUP] # [FADE COLOR] #
[WHITE] or [BLACK]
Backlight Compensation
Help Mode
Guidelines
(Fade in)
(Fade out)
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This allows recording of the pictures and sound to start approximately 3 seconds before the
recording start/stop button is pressed.
≥ appears on the screen.
≥ Aim the unit at the subject beforehand.
≥ There is no beep sound.
≥ PRE-REC is canceled in the following cases.
j If you change the mode
j If you remove the SD card
j If you press the MENU button
j If you turn the unit off
j If you start recording
j After 3 hours have passed
≥ After setting PRE-REC, if recording starts in less than 3 seconds, motion pictures taken
3 seconds before pressing the recording start/stop button cannot be recorded.
≥ Images displayed on the thumbnail in Playback Mode will differ from the motion pictures
displayed at the start of playback.
This function allows you to record color images in very low light situations. (Minimum
required illumination: approx. 1 lx)
≥ Recorded scene is seen as if frames were missed.
≥ If set in a bright place, the screen may become washed out for a while.
≥ Bright dots that are usually invisible may be seen, but this is not a malfunction.
≥ Using a tripod is recommended.
≥ In darker areas, Auto Focus may focus a bit slower. This is normal.
This brightens parts that are in shadow and difficult to see and suppresses white saturation
in bright parts at the same time. Both bright and dark parts can be recorded clearly.
≥ If there are extremely dark or bright parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be
clear.
PRE-REC
This prevents you from missing a shot.
Color Night Rec
Intelligent Contrast Control
PRE-REC
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≥ Change the mode to .
When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter
speeds and apertures.
≥ (Sunset/Low light)
j The shutter speed is 1/30 or more.
≥ (Sunset/Scenery/Fireworks/Night scenery)
j Image may get blurry when close object is recorded.
≥ (Sports)
j During normal playback, the image movement may not look smooth.
j Color and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting.
j If the brightness is insufficient, the Sports Mode does not function. The display flashes.
≥ (Portrait)
j Color and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting.
≥ (Soft Skin)
j If the background or anything else in the scene has colors similar to the skin color, they will also
be smoothed.
j If the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear.
j If you record a person in the distance, the face may not be recorded clearly. In this case, cancel
Soft Skin Mode or zoom in on the face (close-up) to record.
Advanced (Recording)
Recording functions of menus
[SCENE MODE]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting
[OFF]: Cancel the setting
5Sports: To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback and
pause of playback
Portrait: To make people stand out against the background
Soft Skin: To makes skin colors appear softer for a more attractive
appearance
Spotlight: Improved quality when subject is brightly illuminated.
Snow: Improved image quality when shooting in snowy locations.
Beach: To make blue in the sea or sky vibrant
Sunset: To make red in the sunrise or sunset vibrant
Scenery: For spatial scenery
Fireworks: To capture the fireworks in the night sky beautifully
Night scenery: To capture the evening or night scenery beautifully.
Low light: For dark scenes, such as at dusk
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≥ (Fireworks)
j The shutter speed is 1/30.
j Image may get washed out when recorded in bright surrounding.
≥ (Night scenery)
j Using a tripod is recommended.
Set the maximum zoom ratio.
≥ The larger the digital zoom magnification, the more the image quality is degraded.
Switches the recording format of the motion picture.
*1 [iFrame] is a format suitable for Mac (iMovie etc.). It is recommended when using a Mac.
*2 [MP4] is a recording format suitable for playing back or editing on a PC.
≥ This function’s default setting is [AVCHD] mode.
[ZOOM MODE]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [ZOOM MODE] # desired setting
[i.Zoom OFF]: Up to 50k
[i.Zoom 75k]: This zoom function allows you to maintain high-definition
picture quality. (Up to 75k)
[D.Zoom 100k]: Digital zoom (Up to 100k)
[D.Zoom 2500k]: Digital zoom (Up to 2500k)
[REC FORMAT]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [REC FORMAT] # desired setting
[AVCHD]/[iFrame]*1/[MP4]*2
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Switch the quality and recording format of the motion picture to record in AVCHD.
≥ Set [REC FORMAT] to [AVCHD].
A Favors image quality
B Favors recording time
≥ Recordable time using the battery (l 12)
≥ This function’s default setting is [HG] mode.
≥ Please refer to page 97 about approximate recordable time.
≥ When the unit is moved a lot or moved quickly, or when a fast-moving subject is recorded
(Especially when recording in recording format [MP4] or recording mode [HE]), mosaic-type noise
may appear at playback.
Use the image stabilizer to reduce the effects of shake during recording.
≥ appears on the screen.
≥ When recording with a tripod, we recommend that you set [OFF].
≥ When the Color Night Rec function is used or the shutter speed is slower than
1/60 depending on the surrounding darkness, the electrical image stabilizer function does not
work and the indication flashes.
≥ Stabilization may not be possible under strong camera shaking conditions.
[REC MODE]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [REC MODE] # desired setting
[HA]/[HG]/[HE]: Set the recording mode to 1080/60i.
[E.I.S.]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [E.I.S.] # [ON]
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You can record motion pictures with added effects.
Press 3/4 to select the desired Creative Control Mode, and press the ENTER button.
≥ Still pictures cannot be taken.
1 Press 3 to select .
2 Press 3/4 to adjust the horizontal
position of the in-focus portion.
≥ If the unit is not operated for approximately
1 second, operation icons will be displayed. You
can change the position of the in-focus portion
again by pressing 3/4.
≥ If you press 1 and select [RESET], the in-focus
portion will return to the default position.
[Creative Control]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [Creative Control]
Mode Effect
[Miniature Effect]
You can record motion pictures with a diorama effect like
recording a miniature by intentionally creating focused area
and out of focused area in the peripheral of the image and
recording motion picture with an interval.
≥ Motion pictures recorded with this function will look as if the
frame rate is low.
[8mm movie]
You can record motion pictures with a faded retro effect.
(l 43)
[Silent movie]
You can record motion pictures that are similar to black-and-
white silent films by lowering the amount of incoming light.
(l 44)
[Time Lapse Rec]
You can record a scene that moves slowly over a long period
of time as a short time motion picture by recording one frame
at each set time lapse. (l 44)
[Miniature Effect]
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3 Press 2 to select , and change the
size of the in-focus portion.
≥ Each time you press 2, the size of the in-focus
portion will change.
Medium size # Large size # Small size
≥ If you press 3/4, you can adjust the horizontal
position of the in-focus portion.
≥ If you press 1 and select [RESET], the in-focus portion will return to the default position, and will
also be resized to the medium size.
4 Press the ENTER button.
5 (When adjusting the brightness)
Press 2 to select , and adjust the
setting.
≥ Each time you press 2, the brightness setting will
change.
(Standard) # (Bright) # (Dark)
6 (When adjusting the vividness)
Press 1 to select , and adjust the setting.
≥ Each time you press 1, the vividness setting will change.
(Standard) # (Vivid) # (Most vivid)
7 Start recording.
≥ It will record with an interval. 1 second will be recorded for approximately every 6 seconds of
recording.
≥ To make the Miniature Effect easier to gain, record objects incorporating a distant view or those
that can provide depth or a skewed perspective. Also, use a tripod and avoid zooming.
≥ Audio cannot be recorded.
≥ You may see a lot of noise in the in-focus portion when recording dark subjects such as night scenes.
≥ [REC MODE] is set to [HA].
≥ The maximum recordable time is 12 hours.
≥ Motion pictures recorded with this function will look as if the frame rate is low.
1 (When adjusting the brightness)
Press 2 to select , and adjust the
setting.
≥ Each time you press 2, the brightness setting will
change.
(Standard) # (Bright) # (Dark)
2 (When adjusting the color balance)
Press 1 to select , and adjust the setting.
≥ Each time you press 1, the color balance setting will change.
(Blue) # (Red) # (Yellow)
3 Start recording.
≥ The sound is monaural.
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1 (When adjusting the brightness)
Press 2 to select , and adjust the
setting.
≥ Each time you press 2, the brightness setting will
change.
(Standard) # (Bright) # (Dark)
2 Start recording.
≥ Audio cannot be recorded.
Press 3/4/2/1 to select the desired setup time, and press the ENTER button.
≥ A frame is recorded with a set recording interval. 30 frames will make up motion picture of
1 second.
≥ Maximum recordable time is 12 hours.
≥ Audio cannot be recorded.
≥ [REC MODE] is set to [HA].
≥ The shortest motion picture recording time is 1 second.
≥ The color balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on the light source or
scene. If so, manually adjust those settings. (l 48, 50)
≥ When recording for a long time, we recommend recording with the AC adaptor connected.
[Silent movie]
[Time Lapse Rec]
[1 SECOND]/[10 SECONDS]/[30 SECONDS]/[1 MINUTE]/[2 MINUTES]
Setup example
Setup time
(recording
interval)
Recording time Recorded time
Sunset 1 s Approx. 1 h Approx. 2 min
Blooming 30 s Approx. 3 h Approx. 12 s
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Detected faces appear with frames.
≥ Up to 15 frames are indicated. Larger faces and faces nearer to the center of the screen take
preference over others.
∫ Prioritized face framing
Prioritized face framing is displayed as orange frames. Focus and adjustment of brightness will be
performed against the prioritized face framing.
≥ The prioritized face frame is displayed only with Portrait Mode in the Intelligent Auto Mode.
≥ The white frame is for face detection only.
You can record bright pictures even in dark places by slowing the shutter speed.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
≥ The shutter speed is set to 1/30 or more depending on the surrounding brightness.
≥ When the shutter speed becomes 1/30, the screen may be seen as if frames are missed and
afterimages may appear.
This is for reducing the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
≥ This function’s default setting is [ON].
≥ When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, [WIND CUT] is set to [ON], and the setting cannot be
changed.
≥ You may not see the full effect depending on the recording conditions.
[FACE FRAMING]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE FRAMING] # desired setting
[PRIMARY]:
Only the prioritized face framing is displayed.
[ALL]:
All face detection framings are displayed.
[OFF]:
Cancel the setting.
[AUTO SLOW SHTR]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [AUTO SLOW SHTR] # [ON]
[WIND CUT]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [WIND CUT] # [ON]
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The higher the number of pixels, the higher the clarity of the picture when printing.
≥ This function’s default settings is .
≥ The recording will become longer depending on the recording pixels.
≥ Please refer to page 98 for details about the number of recordable pictures.
You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures.
[PICTURE SIZE]
: [PICTURE] # [PICTURE SIZE] # desired setting
Picture size Aspect ratio
3968k2232
16:9
1920k1080
[SHTR SOUND]
: [PICTURE] # [SHTR SOUND] # desired setting
: Volume low
: Volume high
[OFF]: Cancel the setting.
8.9M
2.1M
8.9M
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¬ Change the mode to .
Press the Intelligent auto/Manual button to switch to Manual Mode.
≥ appears on the screen.
≥ Press the ENTER button to display/not display the manual icon.
≥ The page changes with each press of 4.
Advanced (Recording)
Manual recording
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White Balance (l 48)
Manual Shutter Speed (l 49)
Iris Adjustment (l 49)
Focus (l 50)
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White Balance
Automatic White Balance function may not reproduce natural colors depending on the scenes or
lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the White Balance manually.
≥ Press the Intelligent auto/Manual button to switch to Manual Mode.
1 Select [WB] using the cursor button.
2 Press 2/1 to select White Balance
Mode.
≥ To return to auto setting, select or press the Intelligent auto/Manual button.
∫ To set the White Balance manually
1 Press 2/1 to select , and fill the screen with a
white subject.
2 Press 3 to set.
≥ When the screen turns black instantly and the
display stops flashing and then lights constantly, the
setting is complete.
≥ If the display continues flashing, the White Balance
cannot be set. In this case, use other White Balance Modes.
≥ If you turn on the unit with the lens cover closed, the Auto White Balance will not be performed
correctly. Always open the lens cover before turning on the unit.
≥ When the display flashes, the Manual White Balance previously adjusted is stored.
Whenever recording conditions change, re-set the White Balance.
≥ When setting both the White Balance and the iris/gain, set the White Balance first.
≥ is not displayed on the screen when is being set.
Icon Mode/Recording conditions
Auto White Balance adjustment
Sunny mode: Outdoors under a clear sky
Cloudy mode: Outdoors under cloudy sky
Indoor mode 1: Incandescent light, video lights like in the studio, etc.
Indoor mode 2: Color fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps in gymnasiums, etc.
Manual adjustment mode:
≥ Mercury-vapor lamps, sodium lamps, some fluorescent lights
≥ Lights used for wedding receptions at hotels, stage spotlights in theaters
≥ Sunrise, sunset, etc.
BACK
BACK
BACK
AWB
AWB
BACK
BACK
BACK
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Manual shutter speed/Iris adjustment
Shutter Speed:
Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects.
Iris:
Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark.
≥ Press the Intelligent auto/Manual button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
1 Select [SHTR] or [IRIS] using the cursor button.
2 Press 2/1 to adjust settings.
A : Shutter speed:
1/60 to 1/8000
≥ If [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is set to [ON], the shutter
speed will be set between 1/30 and
1/8000.
≥ The shutter speed closer to 1/8000 is faster.
B : Iris/Gain value:
CLOSE !# (F16 to F2.0) !# OPEN !# (0dB to 18dB)
≥ Value closer to CLOSE darken the image.
≥ Value closer to 18dB brighten the image.
≥ When the iris value is adjusted to brighter than OPEN, it changes to the gain value.
≥ To return to auto setting, press the Intelligent auto/Manual button.
≥ When setting both the shutter speed and the iris/gain value, set the shutter speed and then set
the iris/gain value.
Manual shutter speed adjustment
≥ You may see a band of light around an object that is shining very bright, or highly reflective.
≥ During normal playback, image movement may not look smooth.
≥ If you record an extremely bright object or record under indoor lighting, color and screen
brightness may change or a horizontal line may appear on the screen. In this case, record in the
Intelligent Auto Mode or set the shutter speed to 1/60 in areas where the power supply frequency
is 60 Hz, or 1/100 in areas of 50 Hz.
Manual iris/gain adjustment
≥ If the gain value is increased, the noise on the screen increases.
≥ Depending on the zoom magnification, there are iris values that are not displayed.
OPEN
OPEN
1/100
100


BACK
BACK
BACK
IRIS
IRIS
IRIS
IRIS
IRIS
IRIS
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Recording with Manual Focus
If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus.
≥ Press the Intelligent auto/Manual button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 47)
1 (When MF assist function is used)
Select the menu.
≥ Display the operation icon by pressing the ENTER button, and switch to manual icon by pressing 4.
2 Select [MF] using the cursor button to change to Manual Focus.
≥ MF appears on the screen.
3 Press 2/1 to adjust the focus.
The in-focus area is displayed in blue. The normal
screen returns approximately 2 seconds after you finish bringing the subject into focus.
≥ When [MF ASSIST] is [OFF], the blue area is not displayed.
≥ To restore Auto Focus, select [AF] or press the Intelligent auto/Manual button.
≥ The blue display does not appear on the images actually recorded.
: [RECORD SETUP] # [MF ASSIST] # [ON]
: To focus on a close subject
: To focus on a faraway subject
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