Panasonic AG-AC160A Operating Instructions Advanced

Panasonic AG-AC160A Manual

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  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 1
    ... of vol.1. Operating Instructions Vol.2 Memory Card Camera-Recorder Model No. Volume 2 AG-AC160AP AG-AC160AEJ AG-AC160AEN Note that Operation Instructions Vol.2 describes advanced operations of the Memory Card Camera-Recorder. ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 2
    ... brightness...8 Flipping images up, down, left and right...8 Digital zoom function...17 Shooting in manual mode...18 Switching to manual mode...18 Setting focus (manual focus)...18 Using focus assist...18 Adjusting the iris...19 Adjusting the gain...20 ...
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    ...58 Setting playback format [PB FORMAT] (only in AVCHD mode)...58 Repeat playback [REPEAT PLAY...]. Setting the skip method [SKIP MODE] (only in AVCHD mode)...59 Thumbnail operations...60 Selecting... automatically...43 Adjusting the audio recording level manually...43 Useful playback functions...65 Fast...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 4
    ... FUNCTIONS] screen...96 [USER FILE] screen...96 [META DATA] screen (AVCHD mode only)...97 [OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen...97 [OPTION MENU] ... [THUMBNAIL] screen...100 [OPERATION] screen...100 Reference Before calling for service...101 Updating the firmware incorporated into the unit...105 Cleaning...106 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 5
    ...images with a TV monitor. • Less than 0.01% of the pixels in the LCD may not light or remain on all the time. They are not defective, and will have no effect on the images you record. • Screen burn-in may occur in the LCD monitor, however, this is not a defect. Shooting Using the viewfinder ...
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    Using the LCD monitor Emphasizing image outlines Emphasizing the outlines of images in the viewfinder or the LCD monitor makes it easier to focus. Emphasizing outlines does not affect recorded images. button. [EVF DTL ON] appears in the center of the screen for approximately two seconds. 1 Turn ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 7
    Adjusting the screen display 1 Turn the POWER/MODE switch of the camera . (Page 30 of Vol.1) 2 Press the button. ••Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol.1) ••Operations may be performed with buttons on the remote control that correspond to those on the camera. For details, see "...
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    Changing backlight brightness The brightness of the LCD monitor backlight can be adjusted between five different settings. Flipping images up, down, left and right By flipping the images displayed on the LCD monitor up, down, left and right, the angle of view and imagery of images can be checked. ...
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    Tally lamp The tally lamp lights during recording by setting the [TALLY LAMP] item of the [OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen (Page 98) to any setting other than [OFF]. The tally lamp will flash when the camera is in any of the following circumstances. ••When a recording error has occurred (flashes 4 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 10
    ... [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]*, [PH 1080/60i] in AVCHD mode, and [DV 480/60i] in DV... The upper limit for the number of clips that can be recorded in AVCHD mode on a single memory card is 900. (... or striking the camera • Always format memory cards that have been used on other devices when first using ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 11
    ... 30 of Vol.1) 2 Press the button. 3 Select [AVCHD] or [DV] in the [HD/SD MODE] item on the setup menu [RECORDING ..., see page 30 of vol.1. • When you switch to AVCHD mode, indicator lights in blue. • When you switch to DV mode, indicator is turned off. 4 If the message [TURN ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 12
    ... is paused, press the button to review the video and audio recorded three seconds immediately prior. After reviewing, the camera returns to the recording pause status. ••The REC... is connected to the camera and backup images have been recorded. ••When the operation mode is
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 13
    ...menu display. • When you use a memory card that has been formatted in DV mode in AVCHD mode, only the system format used at the first operation (59.94 Hz or 50 Hz) is available. In AVCHD mode, contents in different system formats, recorded in 59.94 Hz and in 50...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 14
    Memory card recording times ••Recording times (approx.) when using Panasonic SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards Recording mode AVCHD mode PH PS*4 (Highest quality PM*2 *3 (... 12 min Approx. 24 hr Approx. 4 hr 16 min „„AVCHD mode *1 Use a memory card of SD speed class 4 or ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 15
    „„DV mode ••Use a memory card of SD speed class 6 or above when recording with DV mode. Recording cannot be performed with a memory card of lower than SD speed class 6. ••Control space is included in the displayed capacity, and available recording capacity will be smaller than that. ...
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    ... REC, follow the instructions displayed on the repair verification screen and repair each of the memory cards. * AVCCAM Restorer is ...on the memory card. The AVCCAM Restorer can also be downloaded from the following website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ „„For DV mode For repair in DV mode, refer ...
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    ...) Zoom ring When the switch is put in the position, zoom can be operated manually with the zoom ring. ••When the switch is in the position, do not perform zoom operation manually. It may result in damage. Zoom ring switch 17
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    ....) switch Setting focus (manual focus) Focus ring switch ...> button 1 With the switch, switch to manual mode. 2 With the switch, switch the focus... focal distance to infinity,  automatically switched to the manual focus mode. The switch automatically...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 19
    ...> button 1 Use the switch, to switch to manual mode. (Page 18) 2 Press the button ...) Automatically adjusts the iris value. [MANUAL IRIS]: (manual iris) Manually adjusts lens aperture. ... shutter speed, and not letting the iris close. 3 When manual iris is on, adjust the lens 19
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    ... switch switch 1 Use the switch, to switch to manual mode. (Page 18) 2 Use the switch to switch the gain. ... bad, but also the color tone of the whole screen becomes bad. When shooting in manual mode, if light conditions change, always adjust the white balance. ...
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    ...white balance Using preset values This is convenient when there is no time to adjust white balance. manual mode. (Page 18) Shooting 1 Use the switch, to switch to manual mode. (Page 18) 2 Set the shutter speed. (Page 37) 3 Place a white pattern ...
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    Adjusting black balance To reproduce black accurately, align the zero level of the primary colors RGB. When the black level is wrong, not only the reproduction of black is bad, but also the tone of the whole screen becomes bad. Usually there is no need to adjust black balance, but adjustment is ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 23
    ...can shoot in progressive mode when you select 30P, 24P, 25P for 1080 mode in AVCHD mode or 30P, 24P for 480 mode, 25P for 576 mode in DV ...: Shoots 24 frames/second in the progressive mode. Video signals are recorded as native. (AVCHD mode only) For output and recording of video signal, the 24 frames/...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 24
    Using convenient shooting functions Low angle shooting When shooting at a low angle, it is convenient to use the button on the side of the handle. Release the switch and press the button to start shooting. ••When not using the button on the handle, lock it with ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 25
    ... exposure might cause white out are displayed in a striped pattern. ••Extremely bright area ••Reflecting area When you adjust iris and shutter speed in manual mode so that the zebra pattern disappears, you get images with less white out. Every time you press the button, the display ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 26
    ...operates in the area inside the frame. ••Pressing the knob once more returns the yellow frame to the white frame. ••Switching AUTO/MANUAL for [FOCUS/IRIS] is normally carried out in the same way. ••The central luminance function does not operate when the area luminance display...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 27
    ... backlight compensation will prevent the image of the subject from becoming dark. Press the USER button again to release backlight compensation. (In the manual iris mode, the iris status is retained at the corresponding point even when backlight compensation is canceled.) Adding effects to images ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 28
    ... is not displayed in external output. [SQUEEZE]: The camera image is recorded compressed in the horizontal direction. When recorded images are played on a wide screen supported TV monitor, they are displayed in a 16:9 aspect ratio. ••When set to [SQUEEZE], images are displayed in a 16:9 aspect ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 29
    Volume adjustment during shooting Adjusting the volume AUDIO MON/ADV Index recording (AVCHD mode only) This is a function that adds indexes to image points in a clip while shooting or playing back. When the USER button assigned to the [INDEX] function is pressed during shooting, an index signal is ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 30
    ... after changing the [PREREC MODE] item •• In AVCHD mode, the thumbnail for a clip shot using ... automatically. In such cases, make adjustments manually. • When INTERVAL REC is enabled, set the following ... one-second video will be created. INTERVAL REC (AVCHD mode only) This function allows you ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 31
    Time stamp function The date and time of recording can be recorded to video images. Select [ON] in the [TIME STAMP] item on the settings menu [RECORD SETUP] screen. When the TIME STAMP function is [ON], [ R ] will be displayed in front of the date and time display in the viewfinder and the LCD ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 32
    SIMUL REC When memory cards are inserted in both of the two slots, activating this function enables recording the same video to both the memory cards. Set the [SIMUL REC] item on the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen to [ON] to enter the SIMUL REC mode. In the media capacity display on the screen...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 33
    Backup recording (DV mode only) The video recorded with this camera can be saved and automatically backed up in an external device connected using the terminal on the camera. Set the control method of the external device in the [DV CONTROL] and [DV CMD SEL] items of the setting menu [OTHER...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 34
    Variable frame rate (VFR) (AVCHD mode only) This camera can perform time-lapse (undercrank) and high speed (overcrank) shooting, which are film techniques, without the need for a frame rate converter. ••VFR shooting is only possible when shooting with [REC FORMAT] set to [PH 1080/24P]/[PH 1080/...
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    Native recording Standard recording *1 1 Select the recording format [PH 1080/24P] 2 Turn the [VFR MODE] item on the setup 3 Press the button. in the [REC FORMAT] item on the setup menu [RECORDING SETUP] screen (Page 89). menu [SCENE FILE] screen [ON], and set an optional recording ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 36
    Using Variable Frame Rate (VFR) Normal speed shooting for movie production When producing videos for the screen, a frame rate of 24 fps (24 frames per second) as used in film projection is standard (x1). By using the following settings, playback with the same quality as the film projection is ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 37
    Adjusting the shutter speed Using the dial Setting the shutter 1 Press the button and select [DIAL SHUTTER]. 2 Press the dial. button dial ••Each time the dial is pressed, the shutter will turn ON/OFF. ••The ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 38
    Setting the synchro scan Setting the frame rate 1 Press the button and select [DIAL SHUTTER]. synchro scan. 1 Press the button and select [DIAL FRAME RATE]. 2 Turn the dial and set the 3 Press the button and select [DIAL SYNCHRO SCAN]. 2 Press the...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 39
    „„AVCHD mode (when [VFR MODE] = [ON]) When 1080/24P Normal (OFF) 1/50 [SYNCHRO SCAN] 1/2000 1/24 1/1000 1/60 1/500 ...setting. If the shutter speed setting has been changed, it is displayed in brackets like "(1/25)". „„AVCHD mode (when [VFR MODE] = [OFF]), DV mode [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 40
    Synchro scan The synchro scan shutter speed used when the shooting screens such as a television screen or computer monitor is set using the dial (Page 37), or the [SYNCHRO SCAN] item on the setup menu [SCENE FILE] screen. (Page 83) ••Adjust the shutter speed to match the frequency...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 41
    Changing audio input When shooting, a maximum of two channels of audio can be recorded. Also, audio input to be recorded in each channel can be switched to builtin microphone, external microphone, or connected audio devices. AUDIO CH1 SELECT switch AUDIO CH2 SELECT switch Using the built-in ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 42
    ... microphone, the battery duration will become shorter. ••When devices that do not support +48V power supply are connected, set the phantom microphone to . If set to , the connected devices might be damaged. ••When using the AG-MC200G (optional), set the [MIC GAIN1] or [MIC GAIN2]...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 43
    ... INPUT2 Built-in microphone Rch INPUT2 Adjusting the audio recording level manually INPUT1 INT(R) INPUT2 INPUT2 INT(R) INPUT2 ... level of this camera is set approximately 8 dB higher than Panasonic shoulder camera-recorders for broadcast. Shooting • Audio input switching •...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 44
    Using shooting settings (scene files) Settings according to a variety of shooting conditions are stored in the positions on the dial ( to ). When shooting, you can use the dial to immediately read out required files. ••The following files are stored as factory ...
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    7 When finished setting the file name, push the OPERATION lever. 8 Select [YES] on the confirmation screen. ••When you select [YES], you will exit the [NAME EDIT] screen and the setting change completes. ••Once the setting change has been completed, the changed name and values are stored ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 46
    Storing scene files and other settings on memory cards You can save up to four scene file settings or other settings as files on a memory card, and you can also load them from the memory card. ••In the case of the scene files, the current settings are automatically saved in the camera, and the ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 47
    To read files 1) Select [CARD READ] in step 2 and push the OPERATION lever. 2) Select the file number, and push the OPERATION lever. 3) Select [YES] on the confirmation screen. "FILE 1 (file name) READ COMPLETED" is displayed when reading is complete. To add titles to files 1) Go through steps ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 48
    ...] (manufacturer of the equipment), [SERIAL NO.] (serial number of the equipment) and [MODEL NAME] (equipment model name: AG-AC160A for this camera). [CLIP PROPERTY / SHOOT]: This indicates the [SHOOTER] (name of the videographer) and the [PLACE NAME] (name of shooting ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 49
    Uploading metadata [META DATA] You can perform the following operations. If necessary make preparations. ••Loading metadata Insert the memory card on which the metadata is recorded into the camera. (For details on clip metadata, see page 48.) ••Selecting whether to record the metadata on ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 50
    * The COUNT value is indicated as a 4-digit number. The COUNT value is incremented each time a new clip is shot when clip metadata has been loaded and the recording method has been set to [TYPE2]. The COUNT value can be reset with the following method. Press the button, select [META DATA...
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    Charging the built-in battery/setting the time code Charging the built-in battery The camera uses the built-in battery to remember the date and time. If [LOW INTERNAL BATTERY] (built-in battery level is low) is displayed when the date and time are set, it means that the built-in battery is depleted...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 52
    4 When the following screen appears, set the time code value. Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < >< > directions to select the time code value. 6 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < > direction to move to [YES], and push the OPERATION lever. Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < > direction to move to ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 53
    Setting user information Setting user information allows you to store 8-digit memo information in the hexadecimal format. User information is automatically saved in the memory and retained after you turn off the power. In DV mode, [USER]/[TIME]/[DATE]/[TCG]/[FRAME RATE] can be selected with the [UB...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 54
    Playback Basic playback operations Mode lamp 1 Turn the POWER/MODE switch to the POWER/MODE switch position to light the mode lamp . The mode lamp is lit in green and the mode is enabled. ••Each time you turn the switch to the position, the mode ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 55
    ... clips, and add or delete index (only in AVCHD mode) ••Add or delete shot mark ...recorded in DV mode will not be displayed in thumbnails in AVCHD mode. ••When two memory cards containing ... the button to select the slot. „„In AVCHD mode 1 2 3 4 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 9 Playback ...
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    ... red, set the [PB FORMAT] item in the setup menu [PLAY SETUP] screen to the appropriate recording format. (Page 99) 11 [ ]: Clip protect display (AVCHD mode only) Displayed on protected clips. 1 Thumbnail display status (Page 60) The types of clips displayed as thumbnails appear in this area. 2 ...
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    12 Indicators ••In AVCHD mode [ ]: Shot mark This indicates that a clip has a shot mark. (Page 57) [ ]: Index This indicates that indexes have been added. (Page 61) [ ]: Resume playback ...add shot marks to clips shot using a consumer camcorder model. 2 Press the USER button to which the...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 58
    .... Repeat playback [REPEAT PLAY] Use this setting to repeatedly play back all available clips on the selected slot. Setting playback format [PB FORMAT] (only in AVCHD mode) Set format for playback. 1 Press the button. SETUP] screen to [ON]. 1 Press the button. 2 Menu operation (...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 59
    Resume playback [RESUME PLAY] Use this setting to play back from where a clip had previously been paused. Setting the skip method [SKIP MODE] (only in AVCHD mode) Select which skip (cue) operation is to be performed when playback is paused. 1 Press the button. Menu operation (Page 31 of ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 60
    ...]: Select the clips to be displayed. [ALL]: Displays all clips. [SAME FORMAT] (only in AVCHD mode): Displays clips in the same format as the current PB format. [MARKER]: Displays all clips with shot marks. [INDEX] (only in AVCHD mode): Displays all clips with indexes. 60
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 61
    ... and protecting clips [OPERATION] Clips may be deleted or protected (only in AVCHD mode). 1 Press the button. 2 Select the [OPERATION], and push... cannot be restored even if the deletion process is aborted. [INDEX] (only in AVCHD mode): [YES]: Attach indexes to selected clips. 1) Select the ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 62
    ...screen. • It is not possible to add indexes to clips shot using a consumer camcorder model. • It is not possible to adjust the volume during index playback. [CLIP PROTECT] (only in AVCHD mode): [YES]: Protects selected clips. ([ ] mark will be displayed.) ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 63
    ...push [CARD FORMAT]: ••Insert a memory card to be formatted into the camera. ••When a memory card is formatted, all data (including clips shot in AVCHD mode and DV mode) is erased and cannot be restored. Save any valuable data on your computer before formatting. Select [YES]/[NO] (format/do ...
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    Memory card information screen Clip information screen ••In AVCHD mode 1 2 1 2 3 1 [USED SPACE]: Used space 2 [FREE SPACE]: Available ... zone. [DURATION]: Clip length [FORMAT]: Recording format ••Clip metadata (AVCHD mode only) Press the button while the clip information screen ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 65
    Useful playback functions Fast forward/rewind playback Next/previous clip 1 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the < > (rewind) or < > (fast forward) direction during playback (or press the button on the remote control). Clip will play forwards/backwards at approximately 10 times the normal ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 66
    ... are advanced in the forward direction frame-by-frame, and when the button is pressed, they are advanced in the reverse direction at half-second intervals (in AVCHD mode) or one frame at a time (in DV mode). To return to normal playback, tilt the OPERATION lever in the < > direction (play) (or ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 67
    Editing Connecting external devices Headphones Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm) External microphone Microphone (optional) AG-MC200G Microphone holder Microphone holder adaptor 12 mm AUDIO INPUT 1/2 terminal 6 mm ••When attaching an external microphone to the microphone shoe, use the supplied ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 68
    Computer „„File transfer/nonlinear editing You can connect a computer to the camera using a USB 2.0 cable (optional) and transfer files. Computer USB2.0 connection cable (optional) Mini-B USB 2.0 ••For details on conditions of the computer and other factors, see page 72. ••No USB2.0 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 69
    ... You can output the information on start/stop of the recording via the SDI (HD) output when recording with the camera starts/stops, and control an external device. ••You can use this function only when using a supported external device. Digital device BNC cable (optional) Editing 69
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 70
    ...the external device. ••Use an HDMI cable (optional) with double-shield or higher. ••It is recommended that you use an HDMI cable manufactured by Panasonic. ••This camera is not compatible with VIERA Link. ••Use a BNC cable (optional) with double-shield that is equivalent to 5C-FB to ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 71
    .../60P(30P), 1080i/720P 720/24P AVCHD 1080/60i(30P), 1080/24P 720...25P), 1080/50P 720/50P(25P) AVCHD 1080/50i(25P) 720/50P(...use. Output when HDMI connection is not used. *4 In AVCHD mode, if the [SDI&HDMI OUT ...closed, video returns to [SIDE CROP] mode. AVCHD mode: When the [DOWNCON MODE] item of the [AV ...
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    ... files are not accidentally overwritten. ••For more details, refer to the operating instructions of your computer editing software. ••When changing memory cards, always ... computers may not recognize the data. Make sure your computer supports SDXC cards. Dubbing can be performed to a Blu-ray ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 73
    ... card, be sure to use the dedicated AVCCAM viewer. The AVCCAM Viewer can also be downloaded ... OS 10.6) http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ „„Concerning the handling of the camera's metadata The metadata supported by the camera is held in a special manufacturer area in the control file area for the AVCHD ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 74
    Dubbing Dubbing with Blu-ray Disc Recorder ••In this manual, "Blu-ray disc recorder" is referred to as "BD recorder". ... a memory card containing video shot in AVCHD mode using the camera into a Blu-ray Disc Recorder manufactured by Panasonic to save the contents in a Blu-ray Disc, DVD, or HDD. ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 75
    Displays Screen displays Normal displays „„During AVCHD mode 1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 1h12m 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1 2 R123 h45m META D5X AREA ATW 60 99% 15dB ND1/64 ALCH1 2 1/1000 STD LPCM 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 14 ➞ 37 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Displays „„During DV mode 1 2...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 76
    ... pre-rec mode is ON [ ]: During INTERVAL REC mode (AVCHD mode only) 7 switch Displayed ... switch the switch to . [ ]: When shooting in manual mode that allows [FACE DETECT] function (... setup menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen. ••During AVCHD mode [90%]: 90% display at 16:9 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 77
    ...Flashes red. 13 Metadata recording display (AVCHD mode only) [ META ]: When metadata recording ...CH2] = [ON] 19 Recording audio type display (AVCHD mode only) [ LPCM ]: During [LINEAR ... Remaining battery charge display When using Panasonic batteries compatible with this camera, the remaining battery...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 78
    ...Displays the focus control information with [99] - [00]. In the auto focus mode and the manual focus mode, [AF] and [MF] appear, respectively. In addition, ...] item on the setup menu [SW MODE] screen is set to [ON], [MA] appears in the manual focus mode. When the macro control is set, [AF], [MF], or [...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 79
    30 Information display The following information is displayed depending on the situation. ••Performance of the auto white balance or the auto black balance ••Warning (Page 80) ••The ND filter recommended under the current shooting conditions is displayed. ••The AWB error message ([...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 80
    ... listed, carefully check the message displayed. „„A [ALL DATA WILL BE DELETED. (INCLUDING CLIP OF AVCHD) FORMAT THE CARD NOW? (SLOT1)] If you format the memory card, all the recorded data will be deleted. (Including AVCHD clips.) Do you format the memory card? (SLOT1) [CARD ERROR....
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 81
    ... off and back on again, either change the memory card in accordance with the instructions displayed, or consult your dealer. „„ R [REPAIR CLIP?] Do you wish ... card. •• If this error is displayed during repair, please use the AVCCAM Restorer contents repair software. (Page 16) [THUMBNAIL DATA ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 82
    ... operation display Safety zone Media information display Metadata recording display (AVCHD mode only) Recording format display System frequency display Marker ... rate display Audio limiter display Recording audio type display (AVCHD mode only) Remaining battery charge display Optical image stabilizer ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 83
    ... MODE] [FRAME RATE] Sets [FRAME RATE]. Operates when [VFR MODE] is [ON]. (AVCHD mode only) You can set using on the left ... . Menu Displays Enables the VFR (Variable Frame Rate) mode. [ON]: (AVCHD [OFF]: Disables the VFR mode. mode only) Operates only when [REC ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 84
    Item [DETAIL LEVEL] [V DETAIL LEVEL] [DETAIL CORING] Display mode Description of settings Adjusts the level of the image outline correction (in the horizontal and vertical directions). [-7] ...[0] ...[+7] Adjusts the level of outline correction in the vertical direction. [-7] ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 85
    ...that has a gentle incline in low-brightness curve. The contrast sharpens. [SD NORM]: This is the normal video setting carried over from Panasonic AG-DVX100 series. [HIGH]: Expands the tone of dark parts and makes a brighter image using the gamma curve that has ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 86
    ... BAL> switch is set to . [OFF]: Deactivates the [ATW] function with switch Activates automatic final focus when in manual focus mode. [ON]: Activates automatic final focus. [OFF]: Deactivates automatic focus. •• When there is large discrepancy in focus, you may not be ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 87
    ... Records shot mark. (Page 29) Enabled during recording, thumbnail display, and clip display. [INDEX]: Enabled during index recording (Page 29) (AVCHD only). [LAST CLIP]: Deletes the last recorded clip. (Page 29) •• You cannot delete clips if the following operations are performed after shooting....
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 88
    ... mode. At this time, the [ATW] function operation cannot be switched [ON]/ [OFF] using the switch or the USER button. However, if you have assigned [ATW LOCK] to the USER button, you can use the USER button to fix the white balance value. Deactivates the [ATW] function when in Auto mode....
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 89
    [RECORDING SETUP] screen Item Display mode Description of settings [HD/SD MODE] Switches the mode AVCHD/DV. [AVCHD], [DV] ... Switching the camera ON/OFF switches the mode. [REC FORMAT] „„AVCHD mode Selects the recording format. (Page 14) •• [PH 1080...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 90
    ...slowly over a long period are recorded as short movies by (AVCHD providing a recording interval. One frame is ... only) period that has been set, and in the AVCHD mode 24 frames (PAL 25 frames)...of audio recording when [REC FORMAT] = PS/PH. (AVCHD [LINEAR PCM]: Recording is performed in uncompressed LPCM...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 91
    ...is advanced when shooting. Sets the initial time code. When you set the frame rate of the recording format to 24P, set the frame value to 0 or a multiple of 4 in AVCHD mode and to 5 frame units in DV mode. If any other value is set, the recorded time code will mismatch. [YES] [NO] ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 92
    ...]: Outputs at the resolution set in [REC FORMAT]. Outputs at (AVCHD 1080/60i or 1080/50i in PS mode. ... [REC FORMAT] = 1080/24P. If it is set to [ON], (AVCHD VFR operation is disabled. During 24PsF output, ...the left and right edges. Images output from the (AVCHD external output terminals ,
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 93
    ... to [ON]/ [OFF]. Select [ON] to display the marker by pressing the button. [ON], [OFF] Sets [SAFETY ZONE]. [SAFETY ZONE] „„AVCHD mode [90%]: [4:3]: [14:9]: [1.85:1]: [2:1]: [2.35:1]: [2.39:1]: [GRID]: [OFF]: [90%]: [4:3]: [OFF]: „„DV mode 90% display at 16:9 100% display at ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 94
    Item [CENTER MARKER] [FOCUS BAR] Display mode Description of settings Sets the marker display to [ON]/[OFF]. Select [ON] to display the marker by pressing the button. [ON], [OFF] Sets the FOCUS ASSIST bar display to [ON]/[OFF]. Select [ON] to display the FOCUS ASSIST ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 95
    Item [CARD& BATTERY] [OTHER DISPLAY] [LCD SET] Display mode Description of settings Select [ON]/[OFF] to display/hide the remaining memory card recording capacity and remaining battery charge. [ON], [OFF] Selects how much information to display on the viewfinder and LCD ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 96
    [CARD FUNCTIONS] screen Item [CARD FORMAT] Display mode Description of settings Formats memory card. [SLOT1]: Formats the memory card inserted in slot 1. [SLOT2]: Formats the memory card inserted in slot 2. [NO]: Returns to the previous screen. Displays the memory card ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 97
    ...card into the camera. [SLOT1] [SLOT2] [NO] (AVCHD mode only) •• [NO FILE] is displayed ... to simultaneously record the metadata on a memory card as it is (AVCHD loaded into the camera. mode only..., including the [ON]/[OFF] setting for [RECORD] are cleared. (AVCHD mode only) [YES] [NO] is the factory...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 98
    ...the Menu language. [English], [Español], [Français] (AG-AC160AP) [English], [Español], [Français], [Deutsch], [Italiano] (AG-AC160AEJ) [English], [Español AG-AC160AEN) [SYSTEM FREQ] Sets the system frequency. (The factory setting ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 99
    ...Item [PB FORMAT] Display mode (AVCHD mode only) Description of settings Sets ...default value of the [PB FORMAT]. [ON] [OFF] When [ON] is selected, supported clips are played repeatedly. [ON] [OFF] When [ON] is selected,...] [SKIP MODE] (AVCHD mode only) Menu is the factory default...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 100
    .... [SAME Displays clips in the same recording format. (AVCHD mode FORMAT]: only) [MARKER]: Displays clips with shot marks. [INDEX]: Displays clips with an INDEX. (AVCHD mode only) Sets whether or not to display...[ALL CLIPS]: Deletes all clips. [SELECT]: [NO]: [INDEX] (AVCHD mode only) (AVCHD...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 101
    ...the battery is fully charged. Keep charging until the lamp on the AC adaptor goes out. - For AG-AC160AEJ, charge the battery using the battery charger. •• ... in the auto focus mode. If this is the case, focus in the manual focus mode. It may be hard to bring the subject ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 102
    ... input selector on your television is set to video the television even though I input. have connected the cameraRead the instructions of your television carefully and select the recorder correctly. correct video input connector for the camera. Cannot ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 103
    ... the icon in the task tray and follow the instructions on the screen. P68 - Other The remote control ... control sensor of the camera, the battery may have run out. Replace the battery. •• Make..., please refer to the device's own operating instructions. •• If the same image or text is displayed...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 104
    ... smooth when playing back multiple clips in succession. In the AVCHD mode, video may momentarily pause when ... image pauses when switching the clip. „„Some clips have been recorded using PRE REC function... shooting, it plays back smoothly. „„Some clips have a recording time of less than 3 seconds ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 105
    Updating the firmware incorporated into the unit To check the latest information on the firmware and update methods, refer to the following support page on the Panasonic website. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/ 105 Reference
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 106
    ...relative humidity: 40% - 60% Camera-recorder ••Wrap the camera-recorder in a soft cloth to keep the dust off. Battery ••The service life of the battery will be shortened when exposed to extreme temperatures. ••Storing the battery in a location with oily vapors or high dust concentration ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 107
    ... list When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz] Recording mode PS 1080/60P 1080/60i PH AVCHD PM HA HE DV 720/60P 720/60P 1080/60i 1080/60i 480/60i 720/60P 720/... (over 60i) When [SYSTEM FREQ] = [50Hz] Recording mode PS 1080/50P 1080/50i PH AVCHD PM HA HE DV 720/50P 720/50P 1080/50i 1080/50i 576/50i 720/50P 720/...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 108
    ... pin cable...70 Auto mode...11 Auto Tracking White...22 AVCCAM Restorer...16 AVCHD Format...73 AVCHD mode...G Gain...20 Gamma...85 HDMI cable...70 HD mode...30, 11 IEEE1394...Index recording...INTERVAL ... monitor...17, 6 Low angle shooting...24 Manual focus...18 Manual mode...18 Memory card ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 109
    Progressive mode...23 R REC CHECK...12 Recording format...107 Relay function...31 Repeat playback...58 Resume playback...59 S Scene files...32, 44 Screen displays...75 SD mode...30, 11 Self-portrait recording...24 Setup menu Initialization...32 List...83 Operation...31 Structure...35 Shooting...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 110
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