Panasonic AG-AC160A Operating Instructions Advanced

Panasonic AG-AC160A Manual

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  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 1
    ... page 9 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
    .../removing the lens hood Attaching/removing the lens cap Fitting the eye cup The remote control Turning the camera ... 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 ...
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    ...]. 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... metadata (AVCHD mode only)...48 Uploading metadata [META DATA]...49 Selecting the [USER CLIP...
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    ...] screen...91 [AV OUT SETUP] screen...92 [DISPLAY SETUP] screen...93 [CARD FUNCTIONS] screen...96 [USER FILE] screen...96 [META DATA] screen (AVCHD mode only)...97 [OTHER FUNCTIONS] screen...97 [OPTION MENU] screen...99 [PLAY SETUP] ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 5
    ... the eyepiece of the viewfinder pointed in the direction of the sun or strong light sources. Internal components may be damaged or fire may be caused if light is focused through the lens. • When the LCD monitor is open, the viewfinder may not display anything. Close the LCD monitor. (Page 70) 5
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    ...> mode, press the 3 Position the screen of the LCD monitor where it is the easiest to see. ••The monitor can be rotated 180° toward the lens and 90° toward you. ••Do not apply unnecessary force to the open LCD monitor. This can damage the camera. button Press the
  • 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
    ... formats of factory default are [SYSTEM FREQ] = [59.94Hz]*, [PH 1080/60i] in AVCHD mode, and [DV 480/60i] in DV mode. To check current ... status" (Page 25). • The upper limit for the number of clips that can be recorded in AVCHD mode on a single memory card is 900. (However, this number may exceed ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 11
    ...Page 30 of Vol.1) 2 Press the button. 3 Select [AVCHD] or [DV] in the [HD/SD MODE] item on ... see page 30 of vol.1. • When you switch to AVCHD mode, indicator lights in blue. ... function can be used by assigning [FACE DETECT] to a USER button. This function automatically detects faces, ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 12
    ... images (REC CHECK) While shooting 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 CHECK images are also recorded when a...
  • 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 (Highest ...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. ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 16
    ... 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 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 17
    ... digital zoom function can be used by assigning [D.ZOOM] to a USER button. (Page 27 , 87) ...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 ...
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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
    ... switch, to switch to manual mode. (Page 18) 2 Press the button to switch the lens aperture adjustment... adjusts the iris value. [MANUAL IRIS]: (manual iris) Manually adjusts lens aperture. aperture ... shutter speed, and not letting the iris close. 3 When manual iris is on, adjust the lens 19
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 20
    ... 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. ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 21
    ...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
    ... devices. switch button (handle side) Turn clockwise to lock. Self-portrait recording Open the LCD monitor, rotate it 180° to the lens side to record yourself. Selecting [MIRROR] in the [SELF SHOOT] item on the setup menu [DISPLAY SETUP] screen displays left and right flipped...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 25
    ... area ••Reflecting area When you adjust iris and shutter speed in manual mode so that the zebra pattern disappears, you get images with less... setting status of various shooting functions, and list of functions assigned to the USER buttons, etc. Release the button to return to the normal 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
    ..., stabilization may not work. When shooting subjects in backlight, press the USER button to which the [BACKLIGHT] function has been assigned. [... 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 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 28
    ...image. ••While color bars are displayed, a 1 kHz test tone is output from the headphone terminal or the
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 29
    ...volume AUDIO MON/ADV Index recording (AVCHD mode only) This is a function that adds indexes ... in a clip while shooting or playing back. When the USER button assigned to the [INDEX] function is pressed ... displayed/played back. During shooting, when the USER button assigned to the [SHOT MARK] function ...
  • 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/...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 35
    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 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 45
    ... Shooting 6 When the following screen is displayed, use the OPERATION lever to set a six-character file name. Perform this using the same method as setting user information (Page 53). ••Characters that can be set (Space), A-Z, 0-9 When setting the file name, press the button to...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 46
    ... wish to save from the [CARD WRITE] item on the setup menu [SCENE FILE] screen, and push the OPERATION lever. For other settings, select the [USER FILE] screen. (Page 96) ••Menu operation (Page 31 of Vol.1) ••Operations may be performed with buttons on the remote control that correspond to ...
  • 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
    ... lever. The factory setting for this mode is [OFF]. [USER CLIP NAME]: The [USER CLIP NAME] recording method ... button to release menu mode. Selecting the [USER CLIP NAME] recording method Press the... Two options are available: [TYPE1] and [TYPE2]. [USER CLIP NAME] to be recorded [TYPE1] [TYPE2] ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 50
    ... frame digits in 24 frames in PH1080/24P and PH720/24P modes. In 480i/24P mode, the frame digits are converted into 30 frames.) [UB 12 34 56 78] User information No display: Data is not displayed. 2 Check that the MASTER camera is set to * The count is not displayed in mode. the ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 51
    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
    ... 8-digit memo information in the hexadecimal format. User information is automatically saved in the memory and ... turn off the power. In DV mode, [USER]/[TIME]/[DATE]/[TCG]/[FRAME RATE... the OPERATION lever in the < Camera 5 When finished setting the user information, push the OPERATION lever. 6 Tilt...
  • 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 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 56
    ... appropriate recording format. (Page 99) 11 [ ]: Clip protect display (AVCHD mode only) Displayed on protected clips. 1 Thumbnail display status (... display (Page 60) Displays a time code at start of clip recording/ user information at start of clip recording/ shooting time/shooting date/shooting ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 57
    12 Indicators ••In AVCHD mode [ ]: Shot mark This indicates that a clip has a shot mark. (Page 57) [ ]:...not possible to add shot marks to clips shot using a consumer camcorder model. 2 Press the USER button to which the shot Selecting the memory card slot for playback You can switch the memory...
  • 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
    ... clip time display - [TC] (time code)/[UB] (user information)/[TIME] (shooting time)/[DATE] (shooting...]: Displays all clips. [SAME FORMAT] (only in AVCHD mode): Displays clips in the same format as ... 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 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 64
    ... card information screen Clip information screen ••In AVCHD mode 1 2 1 2 3 1 [USED SPACE]: Used space 2... code value at start of recording [START UB]: User information value at start of recording [DATE/... [FORMAT]: Recording format ••Clip metadata (AVCHD mode only) Press the button ...
  • 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
    ... function 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 ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 72
    ... 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
    ... deleted, the data may no longer be recognized as AVCHD data, or the memory card may not ...Mac 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 ...camera into a Blu-ray Disc Recorder manufactured by Panasonic to save the contents in a Blu-ray Disc, DVD...or HDD. ••Use a Blu-ray Disc Recorder that supports AVCHD. However, dubbing may not be ...
  • 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 ... has not been correctly read from the memory card, [TC *] is displayed. [UB]: User information value When a user information value has not been correctly read from the memory card,...
  • 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
    ...ND filter recommended under the current shooting conditions is displayed. ••The AWB error message ([LOW LIGHT]/ [LEVEL OVER]) (Page 21) ••The functions assigned to the USER buttons while you hold down the button. 31 Time stamp display Displayed when the [TIME STAMP] item on ...
  • 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
    ... stretcher) function. [ON]: [OFF]: Enables the [DRS] function. Disables the [DRS] function. •• If you assign the [DRS] function to the USER button, pressing the USER button switches it ON/OFF. [DRS EFFECT] Selects the level of the [DRS] (dynamic range stretcher) function. It enables ...
  • 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
    ... [18dB] [SUPER GAIN] Selects the super gain value assigned to the USER button. [24dB], [30dB] [ATW] Assigns [ATW] (Auto ...] function with switch Activates automatic final focus when in manual focus mode. [ON]: Activates automatic final focus. [OFF]: Deactivates ...
  • 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
    ... detected during operation of the [FACE DETECT] function with the USER button. The maximum number of detected frames is... switched [ON]/ [OFF] using the switch or the USER button. However, if you have ... USER button, you can use the USER button to fix the white balance value. Deactivates the...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 89
    ... mode Description of settings [HD/SD MODE] Switches the mode AVCHD/DV. [AVCHD], [DV] •• If the [TURN POWER OFF] message is displayed, switch.... Switching the camera ON/OFF switches the mode. [REC FORMAT] „„AVCHD mode Selects the recording format. (Page 14) •• [PH 1080/24P...
  • 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
    ... format to 24P, set the frame value to 0 or a multiple of 4 in AVCHD mode and to 5 frame units in DV ...code will mismatch. [YES] [NO] Sets the content to be recorded as the user information. (DV mode ... information of frame conversion. Sets the user information. [YES] [NO] [TCG] [TC ...
  • 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
    ...slot 2. [NO]: Returns to the previous screen. •• When reading the user files with different system frequency, change... in advance. [CARD WRITE] Saves user files on the memory card. You can... file settings. [INIT]: Returns the settings in the user file to the factory settings. [NO]: Returns...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 97
    ... to simultaneously record the metadata on a memory card as it is (AVCHD loaded into the camera. mode only)... CLIP NAME] recording method. (AVCHD [TYPE1]: The user clip name is the same as the [CLIP ..., 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
    ...CAMERA> Returns the menu settings (scene files and user files) to factory default settings. (Except for time... screen Item [PB FORMAT] Display mode (AVCHD mode only) Description of settings Sets the ...[RESUME PLAY] [SKIP MODE] (AVCHD mode only) Menu is the factory default mode. ...
  • 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
    ... •• Make sure that the 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 hear any sound from the...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 103
    ... cable safely, double-click the icon in the task tray and follow the instructions on the screen. P68 - Other The remote control does not work. ...you are using. For details, please refer to the device's own operating instructions. •• If the same image or text is displayed continuously for a long ...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 104
    The changeover between clips may not always be smooth when playing back multiple clips in succession. In the AVCHD mode, video may momentarily pause when playing back multiple clips in succession under circumstances such as those detailed as follows. „„Mixture of different recording formats ...
  • 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)...42 Audio pin cable...70 Auto mode...11 Auto Tracking White...22 AVCCAM Restorer...16 AVCHD Format...73 AVCHD mode...14, 30, 11 G Gain...20 Gamma...85 HDMI......29 LCD monitor...17, 6 Low angle shooting...24 Manual focus...18 Manual mode...18 Memory card Access lamp...12...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 109
    ......10 Shot mark...29 Shutter speed...37 SIMUL REC...32 Specifications...38 Standard recording...35 Synchro scan...40 T U USB2.0 connection cable...68 USER button...27 User information...53 V Variable Frame Rate...34, 36 VFR...34, 36 Video pin cable...70 Viewfinder...5 W Warning...80 Wave form...
  • Panasonic AG-AC160A | Operating Instructions Advanced - Page 110
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