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until
2012/1/30
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
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Owner’s Manual
High Definition Video Camera
Model No. HC-V500
HC-V500M
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for choosing Panasonic!
You have purchased one of the most
sophisticated and reliable products on
the market today. Used 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 back of your camera. Be sure to
retain this manual as your convenient
camera information source.
Safety Precautions
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
≥ Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing.
≥ Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on this unit.
≥ Use only the recommended accessories.
≥ Do not remove covers.
≥ Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
CAUTION!
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
≥ Do not install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in cabinet or in another confined
space. Ensure this unit is well ventilated.
≥ Do not obstruct this unit’s ventilation openings with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, and
similar items.
≥ Do not place sources of naked flames, such as lighted candles, on this unit.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased From
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model No.
Serial No.
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA.
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: Panasonic
Model No.: HC-V500P/HC-V500MP
Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
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.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
HC-V500P HC-V500MP
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRY.
∫ Concerning the battery
AC adaptor
VSK0780 ; This AC adaptor operates on AC between 100 V and 240 V.
VSK0711 ; This AC adaptor operates on AC between 110 V and 240 V.
But
≥ In the U.S.A. and Canada, the AC adaptor must be connected to a 120 V AC power
supply only.
≥ When connecting to an AC supply outside of the U.S.A. or Canada, use a plug adaptor to
suit the AC outlet configuration.
≥ When connecting to a supply of greater than AC 125 V, ensure the cord you use is suited
to the voltage of the AC supply and the rated current of the AC adaptor.
≥ Contact an electrical parts distributor for assistance in selecting a suitable AC plug
adaptor or AC cord set.
Install this unit so that the power cord can be unplugged from the socket outlet immediately
if any problem occurs.
Install this unit so that the AC mains lead can be unplugged from the socket outlet
immediately if any problem occurs.
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 oC (140 oF) or
incinerate.
CAUTION
≥ Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
≥ When disposing the batteries, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for
the correct method of disposal.
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∫ Product Identification Marking
Product Location
High Definition Video Camera Battery holder
AC adaptor Bottom
A lithium ion battery that is recyclable powers the product you have
purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to
recycle this battery.
U.S.A./CANADA CONSUMERS: ATTENTION:
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety
instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these
operating instructions handy for future reference.
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding-type
plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the
cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table
specified by the
manufacturer, or
sold with the
apparatus. When a
cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain
or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
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Precautions
USE & LOCATION
≥ 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.
≥ 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.
≥ 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-
WARNING
CAUTION
Information on Disposal in other
Countries outside the European
Union
This symbol is only valid
in the European Union.
If you wish to discard
this product, please
contact your local
authorities or dealer and
ask for the correct
method of disposal.
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∫ About the recording format for
recording motion pictures
You can record motion pictures in either
AVCHD
*1
or iFrame recording formats using
this unit. (l 52, 65)
*1 It is compatible with the
AVCHD Progressive (1080/60p).
AVCHD:
It is possible to record in the best image
quality of this unit (1080/60p) and high
definition image (1080/60i).
It is suitable for viewing on a large format TV
or for saving to disc
*2
.
*2 To save an image recorded in 1080/60p,
it is required to copy to a disc using the
supplied software HD Writer AE 4.0.
iFrame:
This is a recording format suitable for
viewing and editing on a Mac (iMovie’11).
Using iMovie’11, iFrame motion pictures can
be imported faster than AVCHD motion
pictures. Also, the imported file size of
iFrame motion pictures will be smaller than
that of AVCHD motion pictures.
≥ 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
(including any other non-built-in memory
related component).
∫ Handling of built-in memory
[HC-V500M]
This unit is equipped with the built-in
memory. When using this component, pay
attention to the following points.
Back up data periodically.
The built-in memory is temporary storage. In
order to avoid erasing data due to static
electricity, electromagnetic waves,
breakage, and failures, back up the data to a
PC or DVD disc. (l 110, 120)
≥ Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 18)
illuminates while the SD card or built-in
memory is being accessed (initialization,
recording, playback, deleting etc.). Do not
perform the following operations when the
lamp illuminates. It may damage the built-
in memory or cause a malfunction in the
unit.
jTurn the unit off (remove the battery)
jInsert and remove the USB cable
jExpose the unit to vibrations or shock
≥ About disposing of or giving away this unit.
(l 144)
∫ About Condensation (When
the lens or the LCD monitor is
fogged up)
≥ Condensation occurs when the ambient
temperature or humidity changes. Be
careful of condensation since it causes
lens or LCD monitor stains, fungus and
camera malfunction.
≥ For more details about the cause and
action required for condensation, refer to
147.
∫ 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 23 for more details on SD cards.
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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”.
≥ Function that can be used for Motion
Picture Recording Mode:
Function that can be used for Still Picture
Recording Mode:
≥ Function that can be used for the
playback mode:
Function that can be used for the
playback mode (motion picture only):
Function that can be used for the
playback mode (still pictures only):
≥ Scene(s) recorded in 1080/60p or
1080/60i: “AVCHD scene(s)”
≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an
arrow, for example: l 00
This owner’s manual is designed for use
with models and .
Pictures may be slightly different from the
original.
≥ The illustrations used in this owner`s
manual show model , however,
parts of the explanation refer to different
models.
≥ Depending on the model, some functions
are not available.
≥ Features may vary, so please read
carefully.
≥ Not all models may be available
depending on the region of purchase.
HC-V500 HC-V500M
HC-V500
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Accessories………………………………………12
Quick Guide………………………………………13
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts …..17
Power supply…………………………………….20
Inserting/removing the battery……….. 20
Charging the battery ……………………. 21
Charging and recording time…………. 22
Recording to a card …………………………..23
Cards that you can use with
this unit………………………………………. 23
Inserting/removing an SD card………. 24
Turning the unit on/off……………………….25
Selecting a mode ………………………………26
How to use the touch screen……………..26
About the Touch Menu …………………. 27
Setting date and time…………………………28
Basic
Before recording……………………………….29
Selecting a media to record
[HC-V500M]……………………………………….30
Recording motion pictures ………………..31
Recording still pictures……………………..33
Recording still pictures in
Motion Picture Recording Mode…….. 35
Intelligent Auto Mode ………………………..36
Motion picture/Still picture playback ….38
Using the menu screen ……………………..41
Using the Setup Menu ……………………….42
Advanced (Recording)
Using the zoom …………………………………50
Zoom ratio during the
Still Picture Recording Mode…………. 50
Image Stabilizer Function ………………….51
1080/60p recording ……………………………52
Recording with the Touch Function……53
Touch function icons ……………………. 53
Recording functions of
operation icons …………………………………56
Operation icons…………………………… 56
Recording functions of menus………….. 63
Manual recording……………………………… 77
White Balance…………………………….. 78
Manual shutter speed/
iris adjustment…………………………….. 79
Manual Focus adjustment…………….. 80
Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations ………………………… 81
Motion picture playback using
operation icon …………………………….. 81
Creating still picture from
motion picture …………………………….. 82
Highlight & Time Frame Index ………. 83
Repeat Playback…………………………. 83
Resuming the previous playback…… 84
Zooming in on a still picture
during playback (Playback zoom)….. 84
Various playback functions ………………. 85
Playing back motion pictures/
still pictures by date …………………….. 85
Highlight Playback ………………………. 86
Changing the playback settings
and playing back the slide show ……. 92
Deleting scenes/still pictures ……………. 94
Deleting part of a scene (AVCHD) …. 95
Dividing a scene (AVCHD)……………. 96
Dividing a scene to partially delete
(iFrame/MP4)……………………………… 97
Deleting personal information ……….. 98
Protecting scenes/still pictures ……… 98
Relay scene combining [HC-V500M]….. 99
Watching Video/Pictures on
your TV ………………………………………….. 101
Connecting with a HDMI mini
cable ……………………………………….. 104
Connecting with the AV multi
cable ……………………………………….. 104
Playback using VIERA Link™ …………. 105
Converting and playing back
2D images as 3D …………………………….. 107
Contents
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Preparation Basic Advanced
(Recording)
Copy/Dubbing With a PC Others Advanced
(Playback)
Copy/Dubbing
Copying between SD card and
Built-in Memory [HC-V500M]…………….108
Connecting a DVD burner to copy to/
play back a disc ……………………………… 110
Preparing for copying/
playing back ……………………………… 110
Copying to discs………………………… 112
Playing back the copied disc……….. 114
Managing the copied disc …………… 115
Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder,
video device, etc. …………………………… 116
With a PC
What you can do with a PC………………120
End User License Agreement ……… 122
Operating environment ……………………124
Installation ………………………………………127
Connecting to a PC………………………….128
About the PC display …………………. 130
Starting HD Writer AE 4.0…………………131
Reading the operating instructions
of the software applications…………. 131
If using Mac …………………………………….132
Others
Indications……………………………………… 133
Messages ………………………………………. 136
About recovery………………………….. 137
Troubleshooting …………………………….. 138
Cautions for use …………………………….. 143
About copyright……………………………… 148
Recording modes/approximate
recordable time……………………………… 149
Approximate number of recordable
pictures…………………………………………. 150
Specifications ………………………………… 151
Optional accessories ……………………… 155
Accessory Order Form
(For USA and
Puerto Rico Customers) …………….. 157
Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR U.S.A.
AND PUERTO RICO)……………………….. 158
Warranty (For Canadian
Customers)…………………………………….. 160
Useful Information
(Only For Latin American
Countries)……………………………………… 161
Index ……………………………………………… 162
Spanish Quick Use Guide/
Guía española para el uso rápido ……. 164
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Check the accessories before using this unit.
Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Product numbers correct as of Jan. 2012. These may be subject to change.
Accessories
Battery pack
VW-VBK180
AC adaptor
(P/PC)
VSK0780
or VSK0711
(PU)
VSK0781
or VSK0712
AC cable
K2CA2CA00025
AV multi cable
K1HY12YY0016
USB cable
K2KYYYY00201
CD-ROM
Software
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∫ Inserting the battery
Install the battery by inserting it in the
direction shown in the figure.
≥ Insert the battery until it clicks and locks.
∫ Charging the battery
A DC input terminal
1 Connect the AC cable to the AC
adaptor, then the AC outlet.
2 Connect the AC adaptor to the DC input
terminal.
≥ The status indicator will flash red at an
interval of 2 seconds (approximately
1 second on, 1 second off), indicating that
charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is
completed.
∫ Inserting/removing an SD card
≥ 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.
Quick Guide


Access lamp [ACCESS] A
≥ When this unit is accessing the SD
card or built-in memory, the access
lamp lights up.



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∫ Turning the unit on/off
Turning the unit on and off with the
power button
Open the LCD monitor and press the power
button to turn on the unit.
A The status indicator lights on.
≥ To turn off the unit, hold down the power
button until the status indicator goes off.
Turning the unit on and off with the LCD
monitor
Opening the LCD monitor turns on the unit.
Closing the LCD monitor turns off the unit.
To turn on the unit
A The status indicator lights on.
To turn off the unit
B The status indicator goes off.
∫ Selecting a mode
Operate the mode switch to change the
mode to , or .
∫ How to use the touch screen
You can operate by directly touching the
LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger.
Touch
Touch and release the touch screen to select
icon or picture.
Slide while touching
Move your finger while pressing on the touch
screen.



Motion Picture Recording
Mode (l 31)
Still Picture Recording Mode
(l 33)
Playback Mode (l 38, 81)
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Touch Menu
Touch to display the Touch Menu.
Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on
the Touch Menu to switch the operation
icons.
A Touch Menu
∫ Language selection
1) Touch , then touch [SETUP] #
[LANGUAGE].
2) Touch desired language.
∫ Selecting a media to record
1) Change the mode to or .
2) Select the menu.
3) Touch the media to record motion
pictures or still pictures.
≥ The media is selected separately to
motion pictures or still pictures is
highlighted in yellow.
4) Touch [ENTER].
∫ Recording motion pictures
1) Change the mode to .
2) Open the LCD monitor.
3) Press the recording start/stop button to
start recording.
A When you begin recording, ; changes
to ¥.
∫ Recording still pictures
1) Change the mode to .
2) Open the LCD monitor.
3) Press the button fully to take the
picture.
: [MEDIA SELECT]
T
W


MENU
HC-V500M
MENU
T
W

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∫ Motion picture/Still picture
playback
1) Change the mode to .
2) Touch the play mode select icon A.
3)
Select the still picture B or the
recording format of the motion picture C
you wish to play back.
Select the media type D and then select
the still picture B or the recording
format of the motion picture C you wish
to play back.
≥ Touch [ENTER].
≥ The icon is displayed in the thumbnail
display when the item for motion picture is
touched.
( , , , and )
≥ is displayed in the 1080/60p scenes
when [ALL AVCHD] is touched.
4) Touch the scene or the still picture to be
played back.
≥ It will switch to the screen displaying
and thumbnail scroll lever E when no
operation is performed for approx.
5 seconds.
≥ To display the next (previous) page:
jSlide the thumbnail display upward
(downward) while touching it.
jTouch (up) / (down) of the
thumbnail scroll lever.
5) Select the playback operation by
touching the operation icon.
F Operation icon
≥ Operation icons and screen display will
disappear when no touch operation is
performed for a specific period of time. To
display them again, touch the screen.
(Motion picture playback)
1/;: Playback/Pause
6: Rewind playback
5: Fast forward playback
∫: Stops the playback and shows
the thumbnails.
(Still picture playback)
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.
ALL

HC-V500


HC-V500M



1080/60i
60p

0h01m30s 0h01m30s 0h01m30s

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1 Power button [ ] (l 25)
2 Speaker
3 USB terminal [ ] (l 111, 116, 128)
4 Intelligent auto/Manual button
[iA/MANUAL] (l 36, 77)
5 Optical image stabilizer button
[ O.I.S.] (l 51)
6 1080/60p button [1080/60p] (l 52)
7 Battery release lever [BATT] (l 20)
8 HDMI mini connector [HDMI]
(l 101, 105)
9 AV multi connector [AV MULTI]
(l 101, 119)
≥ Use the AV multi cable (only the supplied
cable).
10 Lens cover
≥ The lens cover opens in Motion
Picture Recording Mode or Still
Picture Recording Mode. (l 26)
11 LED light
≥ It can be used as a Video light or Photo
light. (l 59, 76)
12 Lens
13 Internal stereo microphones
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts
2
4
5
6
3
7
1
AV MULTI
9 8
10
12
11
13
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14 Mode switch (l 26)
15 Status indicator (l 25)
16 Recording start/stop button (l 31)
17 LCD monitor (Touch screen) (l 26)
≥ It can open up to 90o.
≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens
or 90o B towards the opposite direction.
18 Battery holder (l 20)
19 Tripod receptacle
≥ If you attach a tripod which has 5.5 mm
(0.22 q) screw or larger, it may damage
this unit.
20 SD card cover (l 24)
21 Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 24)
22 Card slot (l 24)
14 15 16
18 17
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.

19
21
22
20
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23 Photoshot button [ ] (l 33)
24 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Motion Picture
Recording Mode or Still Picture
Recording Mode) (l 50)
Thumbnail display switch [ / ]/
Volume lever [sVOLr] (In Playback
Mode) (l 39)
25 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 DC input terminal [DC IN] (l 21)
≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except
the supplied one.
24
23
25
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∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBK180/VW-VBK360.
≥ The unit has a function for distinguishing batteries which can be used safely. The
dedicated battery (VW-VBK180/VW-VBK360) supports this function. The only
batteries suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and
batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries
which do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way
guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been
manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
Inserting/removing the battery
≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. (l 25)
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
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:
≥ Use the supplied AC adaptor. Do not use the AC adaptor of another device.
≥ Do not use the AC cable with any other equipment as it is designed only for this unit.
Also, do not use the AC cable from other equipment with this unit.
≥ The battery can also be charged using a battery charger (VW-BC10PP: optional).
≥ The battery will not be charged if the unit is turned on.
≥ It is recommended to charge the battery in a temperature between 10 °C and 30 °C
(50 °F and 86 °F). (The battery temperature should also be the same.)
A DC input terminal
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
1 Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor, then the AC outlet.
2 Connect the AC adaptor to the DC input terminal.
≥ The status indicator will flash red at an interval of 2 seconds (approximately 1 second on,
1 second off), indicating that charging has begun. It will turn off when the charging is completed.
∫ Connecting to the AC outlet
It is possible to use this unit with power supplied from the AC outlet by turning on the unit with
the AC adaptor connected.
When recording for a long time, keep the AC adaptor connected and use it together with the
battery.
∫ To charge by connecting to another device
It is possible to charge by connecting to another device with the USB cable (supplied).
Please refer to page 129.
≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 145.
≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries. (l 12, 22, 155)
≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
≥ Do not heat or expose to flame.
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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≥ Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time
with doors and windows closed.
Charging and recording time
∫ Charging/Recording time
≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH
≥ Charging times in parentheses are when charging from the USB terminal.
≥ 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
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBK180 (optional)
[3.6 V/1790 mAh]
2h25min
(5h45min)
[1080/60p] 1 h 45 min
55 min
[HA] 1 h 55 min
[HG],[HX],
[HE]
1h 55min 1h
[iFrame] 2h5min 1h5 min
VW-VBK360 (optional)
[3.6 V/3580 mAh]
4h20min
(10 h 40 min)
[1080/60p] 3h 30min 1h45min
[HA] 3 h 45 min
1h55min
[HG] 3 h 50 min
[HX],[HE] 3 h 50 min 2 h
[iFrame] 4h 10min 2h10min
Battery capacity indication
≥ The display changes as the battery capacity reduces.
####
If there is less than 3 minutes remaining, then will become red. If the battery
discharges, then will flash.
≥ Screen display will disappear when no touch operation is performed. However, it will be
constantly displayed when the remaining battery time becomes less than 30 minutes.
≥ The remaining battery capacity is displayed when using the Panasonic battery that you
can use for this unit. The actual time can vary depending on your actual use.
≥ When using the AC adaptor or batteries made by other companies, the remaining
battery capacity will not be shown.
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The unit can record still pictures or motion pictures to an SD card or built-in memory. 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 confirm the latest information about SD Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards/
SDXC Memory Cards that can be used for motion picture recording on the following
website.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
≥ Operation of the SD Memory Cards 256 MB or less is not guaranteed. Also, the SD
Memory Card 32 MB or less cannot be used for the 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.
≥ The operation of memory cards exceeding 64 GB cannot be guaranteed.
≥ 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
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.
Card type Capacity
SD Memory Card 512 MB/1 GB/2 GB
SDHC Memory Card 4GB/6GB/8GB/12GB/16GB/24GB/32GB
SDXC Memory Card 48 GB/64 GB
e.g.:
32
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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:
jRemove the SD card
jTurn the unit off
jInsert and remove the USB cable
jExpose 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:
jIn direct sunlight
jIn very dusty or humid areas
jNear a heater
jLocations susceptible to significant
difference in temperature (condensation
can occur.)
jWhere 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 146)
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 48) When the SD card is formatted, all
of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.



Access lamp [ACCESS] A
≥ When this unit is accessing the SD
card or built-in memory, 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.
The 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.
∫ To turn on the unit
A The status indicator lights on.
∫ To turn off the unit
B The status indicator goes 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.
jWhen the unit is originally purchased
jWhen 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
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Change the mode to recording or playback.
Operate the mode switch to change the mode to , or .
You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger.
∫ Touch
Touch and release the touch screen to select icon or
picture.
≥ Touch the center of the icon.
≥ Touching the touch screen will not operate while
you are touching another part of the touch screen.
∫ Slide while touching
Move your finger while pressing on the touch screen.
Preparation
Selecting a mode
Motion Picture Recording Mode (l 31)
Still Picture Recording Mode (l 33)
Playback Mode (l 38, 81)
Preparation
How to use the touch screen
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∫ About the operation icons
/// :
These icons are used to switch the menu and thumbnail
display page, for item selection and setting etc.
:
Touch to return to the previous screen such as when
setting menus.
About the Touch Menu
Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to switch the operation icons.
Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu.
≥ It is also possible to switch the operation icons by sliding the Touch Menu right or left while
touching it.
B You can change the operation icons to display. (l 46)
C Displayed only during the Manual Mode. (l 77)
D Displayed only when connected to a TV. (l 107)
A Touch Menu
Recording Mode Playback Mode
T
W

MENU
T
W
FOCUS
WB
SHTR
IRIS

MENU
ALL
2D→3D 
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∫ To display the Touch Menu
≥ Do not touch on the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens.
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 below to set the date and time.
1 Select the menu. (l 41)
2 Touch the date or time to be set, then set the desired value using /
.
A Displaying the World time setting (l 42):
[HOME]/ [DESTINATION]
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.
≥ The 12-hour system is used to display the time.
3 Touch [ENTER].
≥ A message prompting for World Time setting may be
displayed. Perform the World Time setting by touching the screen. (l 42)
≥ Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
≥ 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. Leave the unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the battery will maintain the date and
time for approx. 4 months. (The battery is still being recharged even if the unit is off.)
Display of the Touch Menu will disappear when no
touch operation is performed for a specific period
of time. To display it again, touch .
Preparation
Setting date and time
: [SETUP] # [CLOCK SET] MENU
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∫ Basic camera positioning
1 Hold the unit with both hands.
2 Put your hand through the grip belt.
3 It is convenient to use the Recording button icon A when holding the unit at waist level.
≥ 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.
(l 136)
Basic
Before recording
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The card and built-in memory can be selected separately to record motion pictures or still
pictures.
1 Change the mode to or .
2 Select the menu. (l 41)
3 Touch the media to record motion
pictures or still pictures.
≥ The media is selected separately to motion pictures
or still pictures is highlighted in yellow.
4 Touch [ENTER].
Basic
Selecting a media to record [HC-V500M]
: [MEDIA SELECT] MENU
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1 Change the mode to .
2 Open the LCD monitor.
3 Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.
A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥.
B Recording button icon
≥ Recording can also be started/stopped by touching the recording button icon. This icon
functions in the same manner as the recording start/stop button.
4 Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording.
∫ Screen indications in the Motion Picture Recording Mode
≥ Screen display will disappear when no touch operation is performed for a specific period of
time. To display it again, touch the screen. (l 42)
≥ It will be constantly displayed when the remaining recordable time becomes less than
30 minutes.
Basic
Recording motion pictures
Recording mode
R1h20m
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.
T
W


0h00m00s 0h00m00s 0h00m00s
R 1h20m R 1h20m R 1h20m
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≥ To change the recording format, change the Recording Mode (l 65) or press and
hold the 1080/60p button. (l 52)
≥ Still pictures can be recorded while recording the motion picture. (l 35)
≥ 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 MODE] set to [iFrame], the scenes longer than
approximately 20 minutes will be automatically divided. (Recording will continue.)
≥ (Maximum recordable scenes of a single SD card or built-in memory)
≥ Maximum number of recordable scenes and maximum number of different dates will be
less than above table when there are both iFrame scenes and still pictures recorded on an
SD card or the built-in memory.
≥ While recording is in progress, the recording will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ Please refer to page 149 about approximate recordable time.
Recording formats [1080/60p]/[HA]/[HG]/[HX]/[HE] [iFrame]
Recordable scenes Approx. 3900 Approx. 89100
Different dates (l 85) Approx. 900 Approx. 900
About the compatibility of the recorded motion pictures
When motion picture is recorded in AVCHD Progressive format
≥ Only motion pictures recorded with the recording format set to AVCHD Progressive are
supported by AVCHD Progressive compatible equipment.
≥ It is not always possible to play back motion pictures recorded with the recording
format set to AVCHD Progressive on AVCHD Progressive compatible equipment. In
such a case, play back on this unit instead.
When motion picture is recorded in AVCHD format
≥ Only motion pictures recorded with the recording format set to AVCHD are supported
by AVCHD compatible equipment. Images cannot be played with equipment that does
not support AVCHD (ordinary DVD recorders). Confirm that your equipment supports
AVCHD by referring to the operating instructions.
≥ It is not always possible to play back motion pictures recorded with the recording
format set to AVCHD on AVCHD compatible equipment. In such a case, play back on
this unit instead.
When motion picture is recorded in iFrame format
≥ You can play back on a Mac (iMovie’11).
≥ It is not compatible with motion pictures recorded in AVCHD format.
≥ It is not always possible to play back motion pictures recorded with the recording 
format set to iFrame on iFrame compatible equipment. In such a case, play back on 
this unit instead.
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1 Change the mode to .
2 Open the LCD monitor.
3 Press the button halfway.
(For Auto Focus only)
Focus indication:
4 Press the button fully.
≥ If you set the Optical Image Stabilizer function (l 51) to ([MODE1]), then the Image
Stabilizer function will be more effective. ( (MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer) will be
displayed when the button is pressed halfway.)
≥ In dark environments, the Photo light will flash. (l 59)
≥ Using a Photo light or tripod is recommended when recording still pictures in dark places
because the shutter speed becomes slow.
≥ You can also take a picture just by touching the subject to focus. (Touch Shutter: l 55)
≥ To print a picture, save the picture to the SD card (l 108) and print using a PC or a printer.
Basic
Recording still pictures
A Focus indication:
± (The white lamp flashes.): Focusing
¥ (The green lamp lights up.): When in focus
No mark: When focusing is unsuccessful.
B Focus area (area inside brackets)


MEGA
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∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording
∫ About the focus indication
≥ The focus indication indicates the status of the Auto Focus.
≥ The focus indication does not appear in Manual Focus Mode.
≥ The focus indication does not appear or has difficulty focusing in the following cases.
jWhen close subjects and far subjects are included in the same scene
jWhen the scene is dark
jWhen there is a bright part in the scene
jWhen the scene is filled with only horizontal lines
∫ About the focusing area
When there is a contrasting object ahead or behind the subject in the focus area, the subject
may not be focused. If so, move the contrasting object out of the focus area.
≥ Focus area is not displayed in the following conditions.
jWhen the Intelligent Auto Mode (Portrait) is used
jWhen AF/AE tracking is used
jWhen the Extra Optical Zoom is used
jWhen it is necessary to turn on the AF assist lamp (l 76)
Still picture operation indicator (l 133)
R3000
Remaining number of still pictures
≥ Flashes in red when [0] appears.
Size of still pictures (l 74)
MEGA optical image stabilizer (l 33)
Optical Image Stabilizer (l 51)
AF assist lamp (l 76)
Photo light (l 59)
Photo light level (l 60)
Red-eye Reduction (l 60)
MEGA 3 M
R3000 R3000 R3000
≥ Screen display will disappear when
no touch operation is performed for
a specific period of time. To display
it again, touch the screen.
≥ It will be constantly displayed when
the remaining number of still
pictures that can be recorded
becomes 200 or less.
3 M
MEGA
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Recording still pictures in Motion Picture Recording Mode
You can record still pictures even in Motion Picture Recording Mode.
¬ Change the mode to .
Press the button fully (press to the bottom) to take the picture.
≥ It is possible to record still pictures while recording motion pictures.
(Simultaneous recording)
≥ Remaining number of recordable pictures is displayed while still pictures
are being recorded.
≥ Photo light, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer (l 60) do not work.
≥ While recording motion pictures or during the PRE-REC operation, image quality is
different from ordinary still pictures so that motion picture recording takes preference over
still picture recording.
≥ If simultaneous recording is used while recording a motion picture, the recordable time
remaining will shorten. If the unit is turned off or the mode switch operated, the recordable
time remaining may lengthen.
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The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what
you want to record.
*1 In Motion Picture Recording Mode only
*2 In Still Picture Recording Mode only
≥ Depending on the recording conditions, the unit may not enter the desired mode.
≥ In the Portrait, Spotlight, or Low Light Mode, the face will be surrounded by a 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 69)
≥ Using a tripod is recommended in Night Portrait and Night Scenery Mode.
≥ 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.
*1
Spotlight Very bright object is recorded clearly.
*1
Low light It can record very clearly even in a dark room or twilight.
*2
Night portrait A subject and the background are recorded with near real-life
brightness.
*2
Night scenery You can record night scenery vividly by slowing the shutter speed.
*2
Macro This allows recording at very close proximity to the object of
recording.
*1
*2
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.
≥ Please refer to page 77 for details about
Manual Mode.
/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 an optimum brightness.
≥ Color balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or
scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings. (l 78, 80)
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 78)
Auto Focus
The unit focuses automatically.
≥ Auto Focus does not work correctly in the following
situations. Record pictures in the Manual Focus Mode. (l 80)
jRecording distant and close-up objects at the same time
jRecording a subject behind dirty or dusty window
jRecording a subject that is surrounded by objects with glossy surfaces or by highly
reflective objects
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1 Change the mode to .
2 Touch the play mode select icon A. (l 27)
3
Select the still picture B or the recording
format of the motion picture C you wish to
play back.
Select the media type D and then select
the still picture B or the recording format
of the motion picture C you wish to play
back.
≥ Touch [ENTER].
≥ Icon is displayed in the thumbnail display when the item for motion picture is touched.
( , , , and )
≥ is displayed in the 1080/60p scenes when [ALL AVCHD] is touched.
4 Touch the scene or the still picture to be
played back.
≥ It will switch to the screen displaying and thumbnail scroll
lever E when no operation is performed for approx.
5 seconds in the thumbnail display screen.
For details about deleting, refer to page 94.
≥ To display the next (previous) page:
jSlide the thumbnail display upward (downward) while touching it.
jTouch (up) / (down) of the thumbnail scroll lever.
Basic
Motion picture/Still picture playback
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5 Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon.
∫ 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 () Highlight & Time Frame
Index* (l 83)
* Highlight & Time Frame Index can only set in Motion Picture
Playback Mode.
≥ 9 scenes display returns if the unit is turned off or the mode is changed.
≥ By displaying in 1 scene or touching and holding the thumbnail in the 20 scenes or 9
scenes display, recording date and time are displayed when playing back motion pictures,
and recording date and file number when playing back still pictures.
∫ Speaker volume adjustment
Operate the volume lever to adjust the
speaker volume during Motion Picture
Playback Mode.
≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback.
≥ If pause play is continued for approx. 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails.
≥ The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to 0h00m00s each scene.
≥ When played back with [ALL AVCHD] selected, the screen may become black momentarily
at the time the scene switches.
F Operation icon
≥ Operation icons and screen display will disappear
when no touch operation is performed for a specific
period of time. To display them again, touch the
screen.
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
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Motion picture compatibility
≥ This unit is based on AVCHD Progressive/AVCHD format/MPEG-4 AVC file format.
AVCHD Progressive format
≥ Video signal for the AVCHD Progressive that can be played back with this unit is
1920k1080/60p.
≥ 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 AVCHD Progressive.
AVCHD format
≥ Video signals for the AVCHD that can be played back with this unit are 1920k1080/60i,
1920k1080/24p and 1440k1080/60i.
≥ 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 AVCHD.
iFrame format
≥ Video signals for the iFrame that can be played back with this unit are 960k540/30p.
≥ Motion pictures recorded in AVCHD and iFrame are not compatible with each other.
≥ 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 iFrame.
MP4 format
≥ Only the MP4 (640k360/30p) created on this unit can be played back.
≥ The other products may degrade or not play back motion pictures created 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).
≥ 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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≥ Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to display . (l 27)
1Touch .
2 Touch the top menu A.
3 Touch the submenu B.
≥ Next (previous) page is displayed by
touching / .
4 Touch the desired item to enter
the setting.
5 Touch [EXIT] to exit the menu
setting.
∫About guide display
After touching , touching the submenus
and items will cause function descriptions
and settings confirmation messages to
appear.
≥ After the messages have been displayed,
the guide display is canceled.
Basic
Using the menu screen
MENU
MENU
MENU
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