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DVD Paln - _ cordcr o CAMCORDER Pa . aso . ic Operating Instructions DVD Video Camera VDR - D310 Model No . VDR - D230 VDR - D210 Video light - • - SD card compatible • • - Computer software • • - Before connecting , operating or adjusting this product , please read the instructions completely . Spanish Quick Use Guide is included . Guia para rapida consulta en espa _ oi esta incluida . V I D E 0 RW / R RAM PktBfidge OIC0 M AR [ _ [ _ ] LSQT1145 B
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Things You Should Know Date of Purchase Thank you for choosing Panasonic ! You have purchased one of the most Dealer Purchased From sophisticated and reliable products on the market today . Used properly , we're sure it wiII Dealer Address bring you and your family years of enjoyment . Please take time to fill in the information on the Dealer Phone No . right . Be sure to retain this manual as your Model No . convenient camera information source . Serial No . Safety Precautions CAUTION : DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED , REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE . CAUTION : USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE . The following mark and symbols are located on bottom of the unit , The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol , within an equilateral triangle , is intended to alert the user to the presence of CAUTION uninsulated ' dangerous voltage " within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC electric shock to persons . SHOCK , DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS . NO USER - SERVICEABLE PARTS The exclamation point within an equilateral INSIDE . triangle is intended to alert the user to the REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED presence of important operating and SERVICE PERSONNEL . maintenance ( servicing ) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance . WARNING : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE , ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE , • DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN , MOISTURE , DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS , SUCH AS VASES , SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS . • USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES , • DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER ( OR BACK ) ; THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE . REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL . CAUTION ! DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE , BUILT - IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE , ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED , TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING , ENSURE THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE VENTILATION VENTS .
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• AS WITH ANY SMALL I CLASS 1 I LASER PRODUCT IEC 60825 - 1 : 2001 OBJECT , SD CARDS CAN BE CAUTION SWALLOWED BY YOUNG This product contains a Iaser diode of higher class than ! . To CHILDREN , DO NOT ALLOW ensure continued safety , do not remove any covers or CHILDREN TO HANDLE THE attempt to gain access to the inside of the product . Refer aII SD CARD . servicing to qualified personnel . THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U . S . A . FCC Note : This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device , pursuant to Part ! 5 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 . : VDR - D230NDR - D310 Responsible party : Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way , Secaucus , NJ 07094 Support Contact : Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company 1 - 800 - 211 - PANA ( 7262 ) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules . Operation is subject to the following two conditions : ( 1 ) This device may not cause harmful interference , and ( 2 ) this device must accept any interference received , including interference that may cause undesired operation . _ nsson | o VDR - D230 / VDR - D310 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA I This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES - 003 . II 3 LSQT1145
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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 the 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 it will be left 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 when the 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 . 4 LSQT1145
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- - _ 7J Precautions USE & LOCATION • AVOID SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE . . . If the unit is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm place , • TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD . . . Your camera moisture may form on the disc and inside the unit . and power supply should not be exposed to • DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAMERA OR THE rain or moisture . De not connect the power POWER SUPPLY TURNED ON WHEN NOT supply or operate your camera if it gets wet . IN USE . Your camera has been designed for outdoor • STORAGE OF YOUR CAMERA . . . Store and use , however it is net designed to sustain handle your camera in a manner that will not direct exposure to water , rain , sleet , snow , subject it to unnecessary movement ( avoid sand , dust , or a direct splashing from a pooi or shaking and striking ) . Your camera contains a even a cup of coffee . This action could sensitive pick - up device which could be permanently damage the internal parts of your damaged by improper handling or storage . camera . Do net attempt to disassemble this unit . There are no user serviceable parts CARE inside . Unplug your camera from the power • TO CLEAN YOUR CAMERA . . . Do not use suppty before cleaning . strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning your camera body . • TO PROTECT THE LENS . . . De not touch the • DO NOT AIM YOUR CAMERA AT THE SUN surface of the lens with your hand . Use a OR OTHER BRIGHT OBJECTS commercial camera lens solution and lens • DO NOT LEAVE THE CAMERA WITH THE paper when cleaning the lens . Improper EVF AIMED DIRECTLY AT THE SUN AS cleaning can scratch the lens coating . THIS MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE • TO PROTECT THE FINISH OF YOUR INTERNAL PARTS OF THE EVF CAMERA . . . Before handling your camera , • DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR CAMERA TO make sure your hands and face are free from EXTENDED HIGH TEMPERATURE . . . Such any chemical products , such as suntan lotion , as , in direct sunlight , inside a closed car , next as it may damage the finish . to a heater , etc . . . This action could permanently damage the internal parts of your camera . • Indemnity concerning recording content The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for the loss of recordings due to malfunction or defect of this unit , its accessories or recordabte media . IMPORTANT • Carefully observe copyright laws Whatever you have recorded and created can be used for your personal entertainment only , Under copyright laws , other materials cannot be used without obtaining permission from the holders of the copyrights . 5 LSQT1145
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- - _ 7J Batteries 1 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 ( + and ) with metal objects . • Do not disassemble , remodel , heat or throw into fire . 2 Button - type battery ( Lithium battery ) • Insert with poles aligned . • Do not touch the terminals ( ÷ and ) with metal objects . • Do not recharge , disassemble , remodel , heat or throw into fire . • Keep out of reach of children 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 . Do not heat the batteries above the following temperatures or incinerate . Button - type battery 60 ° C ( 140 ° F ) Battery pack 60 ° C ( 140 ° F ) AC adaptor This AC adaptor operates on AC between 1 ! 0 / 120 / 220 / 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 AV adaptor . • Contact an electrical parts distributor for assistance in selecting a suitable AC plug adaptor or AC cord set . The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and easily accessible . The mains ptug of the power supply cord shall remain readily operable . To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC Mains , disconnect the power supply cord plug from AC receptacle . , . - . U . S . A . / CANADA CONSUMERS : ATTENTION : - - - _ A lithium ion / polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product | _ ' _ . _ you have purchased . Please call 1 - 800 - 8 - BATTERY for information | _ on how to recycle this battery . J 6 LSQT1145
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- - _ 7J - If you see this symbol - Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union . If you wish to discard this product , please contact your Iocal authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal . • SDHC Logo is a trademark . • miniSD Logo is a trademark . • Apparatus Claims of U . S . Patent Nos . 4,63 ! , 603 , 4,577,216 , and 4,8 ! 9,098 , licensed for limited viewing . This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U . S . patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners . Use d this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation , and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation . Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited . • Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories . " Dolby " and the doubte - D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories . • LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica microsystems IR GmbH and DICOMAR is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG . • Microsoft ® , Windows ® and DirectX ® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and / or other countries . • IBM and PC / AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation of the U . S . • Intel ® , Intel ® Core TM Solo , Intel ® Core TM Duo and Pentium ® are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries . • Macintosh and Mac OS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer , Inc . in the United States and / or other countries . • Microsoft product screen shot ( s ) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation . • Other names of systems and products mentioned in these instructions are usually the registered trademarks or trademarks of the manufacturers who developed the system or product concerned . These operating instructions are designed for use with models VDR - D310 , VDR - D230 and VDR - D210 . Pictures may be slightly different from the original . • The illustrations used in these operating instructions show model VDR - D310 , 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 . 7 LSQT1145
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- - _ 7J Recording with the video light Contents ( VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Backlight compensation function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Before using Fade in / fade out function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Soft skin mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Tele macro function ( VDR - D310 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 MagicPix function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Quick Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Self - timer recording Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Parts identification and handling . . . . . . . 16 Recording guideline function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Using the LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 9 Wide mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Using the viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Image stabilizer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Using the remote control ( VDR - D310 ) . . . . . 20 Wind noise reduction function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Discs and cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Manual recording functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Discs that can be used on this unit . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Scene mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Cards that you can use with this unit Manual focus adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ! ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ! Disc and card handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Manual shutter speed / aperture adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Setup Playback Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Charging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Motion picture playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Connecting to the AC outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Still picture playback ( JPEG still Turning the unit on / off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 pictures ) ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . 69 Inserting / removing a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Inserting / removing an SD card Editing ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Selecting a mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Editing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 How to use the joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Deleting scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ! Switching the language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Dividing a scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Using the menu screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Combining scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Setting date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Using playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Adjusting LCD monitorlviewfinder . . . . . 43 What is a playlist ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Creating a new playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Recording Playing back a ptaylist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Editing a playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Before recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Editing still pictures Recording motion pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Deleting still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Recording modes and recordable time available for the motion picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Locking still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Recording MPEG still pictures DPOF setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 ( VDR - D210 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Disc and card management Recording still pictures ( JPEG still pictures ) ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . 49 Number of pixels and picture quality for Disc management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 still picture recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Finalizing a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ! Un - finalizing a DVD - RW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Various recording functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Zoom in / out function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Formatting discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Recording yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 8 LSQT1145
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- - _ 7J Displaying disc information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Before using with a computer Card management ( Macintosh ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 What you can do with a computer . . . . . . . . . . 108 Formatting an SD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Contents on provided CD - ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 09 Operating environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 10 With other products Installation ( Macintosh ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Reading the operating instructions of the With a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 software application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Software application uninstallation . . . . . . . . . . ! 11 Playback on TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [ 35 Using discs on a computer With a DVD recorder / player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 ( Macintosh ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Playback on DVD recorder , DVD player , Creating a DVD - Video on a computer computer etc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 from a recorded disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Copying ( dubbing ) recordings onto a DVD recorder's hard disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 To disconnect USB cable safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 With a VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Using an SD card on a computer Recording ( dubbing ) images onto ( Macintosh ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 other video devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 With a printer ( PictBridge ) Copying still picture files to a computer . . . . . ! 14 To disconnect USB cable safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 ( VDR - D310NDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Others With a computer ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Menu list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Before using with a computer Other menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 ( Windows ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 What you can do with a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Contents on provided CD - ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ! Operating environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Functions that cannot be used End User License Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 simultaneously . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Installation ( Windows ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Installing DVD - RAM Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Installing DVD - MovieAIbumSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Cautions for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Installing DVDfunSTUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Explanation of terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Starting the applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Reading the operating instructions of the Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 software applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Number of recordabte pictures on an Software application uninstallation . . . . . . . . . 101 SD card ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) . . . . . . . . . . . ! 41 Connection and recognition Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 ( Windows ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Accessory Order Form Connection and recognition procedures . . 102 ( For USA Customers ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 About the computer display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Request for Service Notice To disconnect USB cable safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 ( USA Only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Verifying the unit is correctly recognized Limited Warranty by the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 ( For USA Customers ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Creating a DVD - Video disc on a Customer Services Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 computer ( Windows ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Warranty ( For Canadian Customers ) . . . 148 Creating a DVD - Video on a computer from Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 a DVD - RAM or DVD - RW ( VR format ) . . . . . . . . 105 Spanish Quick Use Guide / Guia espa _ ola para el uso r _ pido . . . . . 151 9 LSQT1145
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¢ Jj Before using Features • Easy recording ! ( - _ 46 ) No need to search for the recording start position . The new recording wilI not overwrite any previously recorded scene . • Easy playback ! ( - ) 65 ) Recorded scenes are displayed as thumbnails . You can easily search for the scenes you want to watch . • Editing scenes ! ( - ) 71 , 73 ) You can create an original video ( playlist ) by collecting your favorite scenes together and then easily record ( dub ) this video to a VCR or a DVD recorder . 10 LSQT1145
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Jj Before using ! fyou insert a DVD - RW Or a DVD - R disc recorded in this unit ( that has not been finalized ) into another device such as DVD recorder , computer , etc . , the disc may become unusable . Be sure to finalize the disc on this unit before inserting it in other devices . ( 4 81 ) • Using with DVD player / recorder ! ( - ) 86 ) Just insert the disc into a DVD player / recorder compatible with 8 cm ( 3 " ) discs to play back the scenes recorded with this unit . If you have a DVD recorder with hard disk , you can copy ( dub ) scenes recorded on a disc with this unit to the hard disk . • Using with a computer ! ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) ( - ) 91 ) You can enjoy editing scenes with the software on the supplied CD - ROM and creating original DVD - Video discs . 11 LSQT1145
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Jj Before using • How to turn on / off the power Quick Guide While pressing the button O , set the OFF / ON • Charging the battery switch to ON / OFF . 1 Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor and the AC outlet . 2 Put the battery on the battery mount by aligning the mark , and then securely plug it in , • Inserting the battery • Inserting / removing a disc Push the battery against the battery holder 1 Slide the DISC EJECT lever once and and slide it until it clicks , release it . Open the cover of the disc compartment • Removing the battery by hand and insert / remove the disc , While sliding the BATTERY lever , slide the battery to remove it , Push the section marked PUSH CLOSE on the cover of the disc compartment to close the cover . 12 LSQT1145
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¢ Jj Before using 1 Press the recording start / stop button to • Inserting / removing an SD card start recording . ( VDR - D310NDR - D230 ) 1 Slide the card slot cover to open . V Insert / remove the SD card into / from the card slot . Press the recording start / stop button again to pause recording , = = $ . 3 Securely close the card slot cover . • Recording still pictures ( JPEG still pictures ) ( VDR - D310 / • Recording motion pictures VDR - D230 ) • Rotate the mode dial to select _ • Rotate the mode dial to select O - VDR - D310 : 1 Press the Photoshot button [ O ] halfway in order to adjust focusing , ( For auto focusing only ) 13 LSQT1145
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Jj Before using 2 Press the Photoshot button [ O ] fully to 3 Move the joystick to operate . take the picture , I _ / I I : Playback / Pause 1 " 4 " 4 : Skip playback ( backward ) I _ 1 _ : Skip playback ( forward ) I1 : Stops the playback and shows the VDR - D230 : thumbnails . Press the Photoshot button [ O ] , • Still picture playback ( JPEG still pictures ) ( VDR - D310NDR - D230 ) • Rotate the mode dial to select O - © O • Motion picture playback • Rotate the mode dial to select [ _ . 1 Select the file to be played back . 2 Press the joystick , 1 Select the scene to be played back . 3 Move the joystick to operate . 2 Pressthe joystick . I _ / ! ! : Slide show start / pause . - , 1 : Plays back the previous picture . I , - : Plays back the next picture . 14 LSQT1145
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¢ J7 Before using II : Stops the playback and shows the Accessories thumbnails . Check the accessories before using this unit . ( VDR - D310 ) Battery pack CGA - DU12 ( VDR - D230NDR - D210 ) Battery pack ( _ CGR - DU06 PV - DAC14D AC adaptor { _ K2CA2CA00029 or AC cable J K2CA2CA00025 K2GJ2DC00011 DC cable j ( VDR - D310NDR - D230 ) AVIS cable K2KZ9CB00001 ( VDR - D210 ) AV CcableB00003 K2KZ9 Remote control ( VDR - D310 ) N2QAEC000023 Button - type battery ( VDR - D310 ) CR2025 Lens cap LSYK2004 ( VDR - D310NDR - D230 ) UK1SHBA0c5aCblDe0014 CD - ROM ( VDR - D310NDR - D230 ) LSFT0713 15 LSQT1145
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Before using 6 Viewfinder ( 4 20 ) Due to limitations in LCD production VDR - D310 : technology , there may be some tiny bright < For USA - California only > or dark spots on the viewfinder screen . This product contains a CR Coin Ceil Lithium However , this is not a malfunction and Battery which contains Perchlorate Material - does not affect the recorded picture . special handling may apply . See 7 Delete button [ _ ] ( - > 71,75 , 78 ) www . dtsc . ca . qov / hazardouswaste / oerchlorate . 8 LCD monitor open part ( - _ 19 ) 9 DC input terminal [ DC / C . C . IN ] ( - ' ) 32 ) 10 Battery holder ( - > 28 ) 11 Power switch [ OFF / ON ] ( - > 32 ) Parts identification and 12 Status indicator ( - > 32 ) 13 Video light button [ LIGHT ] ( VDR - D230 ) handling ( 4 54 ) 14 Disc / computer access lamp [ ACCESS / PC ] ( - ) 33 , 103,113 ) 15 Mode dial ( - > 36 ) 16 Joystick ( - > 36 ) 17 Recording startlstop button ( - ' ) 46 ) 18 Disc eject lever [ DISC EJECT ] ( - ) 33 ) 19 20 Lens ( LEICA DICOMAR ) ( VDR - D310 ) Lens ( VDR - D230 / VDR - D210 ) 21 22 2 Video light ( VDR - D230 ) ( 4 54 ) 3 Microphone ( built - in , stereo ) t9 When recording : Zoom lever [ W / T ] ( - _ 53 ) 4 White balance sensor ( 4 62 ) When playing back : Volume lever Remote control sensor ( VDR - D310 ) ( 4 21 ) [ - - VOL + ] [ - > 67 ) 20 Photoshot button [ _ ] ( - > 48 , 49 ) 21 Accessory shoe • Accessories , such as a video DC _ ight ( optional ) , are attached here . 22 Eyepiece corrector knob ( - ) 43 ) 5 Menu button [ MENU ] ( - ' ) 40 ) 16 LSQT1145
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l , S [ _ ' ll145 , book 17 _ 4 - _ , ; 2 0 0 64b 1 2 _ 6 l _ J / ( fl _ ' _ J " [ di [ J I 1 [ l _ f5 7 _ Before using 2B Audioovideo output terminal [ AIV ] ( 4 85 , 87 ) 29 Speaker 30 Mode select switch [ AUTO / MANUAL / 23 FOCUS ] ( 4 45 , 60 , 61 ) 31 Reset button [ RESET ] ( 4 130 ) 32 Card slot cover [ SD CARD ] ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) ( - ) 35 ) 33 Card access lamp ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) ( 4 36 ) 23 Tripod receptacle ( 4 19 ) 34 Card slot ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) [ 4 35 ) 24 Battery release lever [ BATTERY ] ( 4 28 ) 35 USB terminal [ _ - - , ] ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) ( . - ) 88 , 102 , 112 ) 36 25 ¸ 26 32 IVDFRM - ICD310A / V 1 35 27 _ j _ _ 37 I VDR - D230 36 Disc compartment ( 4 33 ) 37 Grip belt ( 4 18 ) / [ : 35 I YON - D210 25 LCD monitor ( 4 19 ) Due to limitations in LCD production teohnoIogy , 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 . 26 Terminal cover 27 Microphone terminal [ MIC ] ( VDR - D310 ) • A compatible plug - in powered microphone can be used as an external microphone . • When the unit is connected with the AC adaptor , sometimes noise may be heard depending on the microphone type . In this case , please switch to the battery for the power supply and the noise will stop . I 17 LSQT1145
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Jj Before using 1 Pass the end of the lens cap cord through the belt . Adjust the belt length so it fits your hand . U . S . A . only When this unit is purchased , a sensor tag is attached to the grip belt . Remove the tag before use . 2 Pass the lens cap through the loop . Q ' i ! " " , O Flip the belt . I _ Take off the tag . Replace the belt . Adjust the belt length and the pad position . 3 To attach or remove the lens cap , hold both sides of the lens cap with the tips of your finger and thumb . O Flip the belt . Adjust the length . Q Replace the belt . During recording The removed lens cap can be attached to the Attaching the lens cap Iens cap fixture . Attach the Iens cap to protect the surface of the lens . 18 LSQT1145
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¢ J7 Before using • VDR - D230 / VDR - D210 In order to attach it , rotate it clockwise O . Rotate the lens hood counter - clockwise O to remove it . • VDR - D310 In order to attach it , place into slot O O , and then rotate it clockwise O . This is a hole for attaching the unit to the optional tripod . ( Please carefully read the operating instructions for how to attach the unit to the tripod . ) • When the tripod is used , the card slot cover cannot be opened . Insert an SD card before attaching this unit to the tripod . ( 4 35 ) You can record the image while viewing it on the LCD monitor . 19 LSQT1145
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_ ! _ h ? ISQ'III t5 , book 2 ( 1 _ - - _ 2 0 0 6 _ [ ! 2 / ] 6 _ JJ _ ll _ _ E _ ! Fy _ i1J 1 [ l _ ; 5 " _ \ J7 Before using The viewfinder will be activated . ( If the LCD Place your finger on the LCD monitor is opened , the viewfinder will be monitor open part O and pull the deactivated . ) LCD monitor out in the direction of the arrow . • The brightness of the viewfinder ( 4 43 ) and the field of view ( 4 43 ) can be adjusted . • It can open up to 90 ° . D7 2 Adjust the angle of the LCD monitor as desired . 8 • It can rotate up to 180 ° O towards the lens or 90 ° O towards the viewfinder . @ O 4 - - 5 - - - - 9 6 - - - - 10 • The brightness and color level of the LCD monitor can be adjusted from the menu . ( 4 43 ) 1 Photoshot button [ PHOTO SHOT , O ] * • The unit may be damaged or fail if the LCD 2 On - screen display button [ EXT DISPLAY ] monitor is forcibly opened or rotated . ( 4 86 ) • If the LCD monitor is rotated by 180 ° towards 3 Date / time button [ DATE / TIME ] ( 4 42 ) the lens and the viewfinder is extended ( when 4 Playback operation buttons ( 4 66 ) recording yourself ) , the LCD monitor and the 5 Delete button [ _ ] * viewfinder simultaneously light . 6 Direction buttons [ A , T , _ I , I _ ] ( 4 41 ) 7 Recording start / stop button [ START / STOP ] * 8 Zoom / volume buttons [ ZOOM , VOL ] * Pull out the viewflnder . 9 Menu button [ MENU ] * ( 4 41 ) 10 Enter button [ ENTER ] ( - ) 41 ) * means that these buttons function in the same manner as the corresponding buttons on the unit . • Install a button - type battery Install the supplied button - type battery in the remote control before using it . 20 LSQT1145
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J7 Before using 1 While pressing the stopper O , • Remote control usable range The distance between the remote control and the pull out the battery holder . unit's remote control sensor O : Within approx . 5 m ( 16 feet ) Angle : Approx . 10 ° up and 15 ° down , left , and right 2 Set the button - type battery with its ( 4 - ) mark facing upward and then put the battery holder back in place . • The remote control is intended for indoor operation . Outdoors or under strong light , the unit may not operate properly even within the usable ranges . • Concerning the button - type battery • When the button - type battery runs down , replace it with a new battery ( part number : CR2025 ) . The battery should normally last about 1 year , however this depends on how frequently the unit is used . • Keep the button - type battery out of the reach of children . CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced . Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer . Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions . Replace battery with Panasonic PART NO . CR2025 only . Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion . Caution : Battery may explode if mistreated . Dispose of used battery promptly . Keep away from children . Do not recharge , disassemble or dispose of in fire . 21 LSQT1145
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Before using Discs and cards _ [ Dw - _ , _ I _ VD - _ W Single Sided / Single sided ! double sided double sided ( DVD - RAM [ DVD - RW Ver . 1.1 / 2X - SPEED ( 2X / 1X ) ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V . . e . . r . . . . . 2 . . . . ! . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DVD Video DVD Video DVD - Video format Recording format Recording format ( Video format ) ( VR format ) ( VR format ) Rewritable disc Rewritable disc One time recording disc * l 22 LSQT1145
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77 Before using DVD , R , I DVD . R DL 8cm ( 3 ) I 8pm ( 3 ) Single Sided / double Sided Dual layer On single side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( . . D . . V . . . D . . - . R . . . . . . f . o . . r . . G . . . e . . n . . e . . r . a . . l . . . . V . . . e . . r . . . . . 2 . . . . 0 . . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( . D . . . V . . D . . . - . R . . . . . . f . o . . r . . . D . . L . . . . V . . e . . r . . . . . . 3 . . . . 0 . . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ in DVD - Video format DVD - Video format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( . V . . i . d . . e . . o . . . . f . o . . r . m . . . a . . t . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( . V . . . id . . e . . o . . . . f . o . . r . m . . . a . . t . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . One time recording disc One time recording disc O 0 * 5 Q : available - : not available " 1 By formatting the disc , it can be used repeatedly . ( 4 82 ) * 2 DVD players and DVD recorders that support 8 cm ( 3 " ) discs . * 3 Playback is possible on compatible products . * 4 Must be finalized on this unit . ( 4 81 ) Playback is possible on compatible products . * 5 Must be finalized on this unit . ( 4 81 ) Playback of DVD - R DL is possible on compatible products . * 6 Un - finalize the disc . ( 4 82 ) 23 LSQT1145
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J7 Before using • For the purposes of these operating instructions , DVD - R and DVD - R DL are referred to as the " DVD - R " . • Still pictures cannot be recorded on a disc with this unit . ( VDR - D31ONDR - D230 ) • You cannot record or play continuously from one side of the disc to the other when using a double sided disc . You will need to eject the disc and turn it over . • Discs inserted in a holder , cartridge , or caddy case cannot be used . Always remove bare discs from these containers prior to use . • It is recommended that you use Panasonic discs . Usually discs compatible with the DVD standard can be used for recording and playback with no problems . However , some commercially available discs do not meet the DVD standard for quality and performance . If you use one of these discs , you may not be able to record or playback normally . ( The message " RECOMMENDED TO USE PANASONIC DISC " appears . ) Refer to the following support site for information about discs that have been confirmed as compatible by Panasonic . http : llpanasonic . co . jplpavclgloballcsle _ cam ( This website is in English only . ) • Discs recorded on this unit may not be playable on other products , • Recording on DVD - R in DVD Video Recording format is not supported . • When using DVD - RW or DVD - R , do not perform the following as it may make the disc unusable . Record on a disc with other products after recording on it with this unit . Record on a disc with this unit after recording on it with other products . Insert an un - finatized disc in any other products . • About format types What is the DVD Video Recording format ( VR What is the DVD , Video format ( Video format ) ? format ) ? This is a format for recording on DVD discs By finalizing the disc , it Can be pIayed back on " which allows yo u to rec0rd and erase repeatedly most BVD plaYe [ s , and create playlists . You can record on DVO - You can record on DMD : RW and DVD - R in RAM and DVD - RW in VR format with this unit . Video format with this unit . • If a disc is recorded in VR format , the data can be exported on a computer . • About DVD - R DL ( Dual Layer ) DVD - R DL ( Dual Layer ) discs have two layers of recording / playback surface on one side . If the first layer ( LO ) becomes full during recording , the recording continues uninterrupted on the second layer ( L1 ) . However , the recorded picture is divided into 2 scenes at the point where the layers switch . The unit automatically switches layers during disc playback so you can play the whole of the disc continuously like a normal disc . However , the image or sound momentarily stop at the point where the layers switch . • Examples of discs that cannot be used on this unit • Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm ( 3 " ) • CD - RW • Double layer discs other than DVD - R DL • CD - R • + RW • CD - ROM • + R • CD • DVD - ROM • DVD - Video 24 LSQT1145
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¢ J7 Before using When using DVD - RW , select whether to record in DVD Video Recording format ( VR format ) or DVD - Video format ( Video format ) and then format the disc . ( 4 24 , About format types ) 1 When a brand - new DVD - RW is inserted in this unit , the screen on the right appears . Select [ YES ] , then press the joystick . 2 Select format type , then press the joystick . [ VIDEO ] : DVD - Video format [ VR ] : DVD Video Recording format 3 When the confirmation message appears , select [ YES ] , then press the joystick . • To change the format type , format the disc again . ( 4 82 ) If the disc is formatted , then all the data recorded on the disc will be erased . 25 LSQT1145
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J7 Before using SD Memory Card SDHC Memory Card t @ i inst This unit is compatible with both SD Memory cards and SDHC Memory cards . You can only use SDHC Memory cards on devices that are compatible with them . You cannot use SDHC Memory cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory cards . ( When using an SDHC Memory card on another device , be sure to read the operating instructions for that device . ) • For the purposes of these operating instructions , SD Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card are referred to as the " SD card " . • Motion pictures cannot be recorded on an SD card with this unit , • Please confirm the latest information on the following website . ( This website is in English only . ) http : llpanasonic . co . jplpavclgloballcsle _ cam • This unit supports SD Memory Cards formatted in FAT12 system and FAT16 system based on SD Memory Card Specifications and SDHC Memory Cards formatted in FAT32 system . • Use this unit to format SD cards . If an SD card is formatted on other products ( such as a computer ) , the time spent for recording may become longer and you may not be able to use the SD card . ( 4 83 ) • We recommend that you use a Panasonic brand SD card . • When the write - protect switch O 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 . • A MultiMediaCard cannot be used on this unit . 26 LSQT1145
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J7 Before using • How to hold a disc or card Do not touch the recording / playback surface or the terminal surface . • When inserting / removing a disc Do not allow the recording / playback side of the disc to get dirty and avoid fingerprints . • If there is a scratch or dirt ( e . g . dust or fingerprints ) on the recording / playback side of the disc , images cannot be recorded or played back normally and the following phenomena may occur : Recording or playback becomes impossible . Playback image stops momentarily or sound is interrupted during playback . Block noise appears on playback images . The message " PLEASE CHECK FOR SCRATCHES OR STAINS ON DISC . " appears . • If there is dirt or condensation on the disc Wipe with a damp cloth and then wipe dry . • Handling precautions • Be careful about scratches and dirt . • Do not attach labels or stickers to discs . ( This may cause disc warping and un - balanced rotation , rendering it unusable . ) • Write on the label side of the disc only with a soft , oil - based felt pen . Do not use ballpoint pens or other hard writing implements . • Do not use record cleaning sprays , benzine , thinner , static electricity prevention liquids or any other solvent . • Do not use scratch - proof protectors or covers . • Do not drop , stack , or impact discs . Do not place objects on them . • Do not use the following discs : Discs with exposed adhesive from removed stickers or labels . Discs that are badly warped or cracked . Irregularly shaped discs , such as heart shapes . • Do not expose the terminals of the card to water , garbage or dust . • Do not place in the following areas : In direct sunlight . In very dusty or humid areas . Near a heater . Locations susceptible to significant difference in temperature ( condensation can occur ) . Where static electricity or electromagnetic waves occur . • Put discs and cards back in their cases for protection when not using them . 27 LSQT1145
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_ ! _ ISQ'II 1t5 , book 28 _ 2 0 0 6 _ [ I 2 fl 6 _ J ] ( . ll _ _ H Setup Power supply Inserting the battery Push the battery against the battery holder and slide it until it clicks . When this unit is purchased , the battery is not charged . Charge the battery before using this unit . • If the DC cable is connected to the AC adaptor , then the battery will not charge . Remove the DC cable from the AC adaptor . 1 While sliding the BATTERY lever , slide the battery to remove it . 1 Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor and the AC outlet . 2 Put the battery on the battery mount by aligning the mark , and then securely plug it in . • The output plug of the AC cable is not completely connected to the AC adaptor jack . As shown in O , there is a gap . • Hold the battery with your hand so it does not fall . • Charging lamp Lights up : Charging • Before removing the battery , be sure to set the Goes off : Charging completed OFF / ON switch to OFF and check that the Flashing : The battery is over discharged status indicator is off . ( discharged excessively ) . In a while , the lamp will light up and normal CAUTION charging will start . Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly When the battery temperature is replaced . Replace only with the same or excessively high or low , the equivalent type recommended by the CHARGE lamp flashes and the manufacturer . Dispose of used batteries charging time will be longer than normal . according to the manufacturer's instructions . • Battery charging time ( 4 29 ) • We recommend using Panasonic batteries . ( 4 15 , 143 ) • If you use other batteries , we cannot guarantee the quality of this product . 28 LSQT1145 ?
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iS { I'll 1t5 , book _ , . ) _ q - > " _ : : Setup The times shown in the tables below are for when the temperature is 25 ° C ( 77 ° F ) and the humidity is 60 % If the temperature is higher or lower than 25 ° C ( 77 ° F ) , the charging time will become longer . • Charging time • The charging time shown in the table are approximations . • " 2 h 25 min " indicates 2 hours 25 minutes . VDR - D310 : 7.2 V / 1150 mAh 2 h 25 min 7.2 V / 2040 mAh 3 h 55 min CGA - DU21 ( optional ) VDR - D230 / VDR - D210 : 1 h 40 min 2 h 25 min 3 h 55 min 29 LSQT1145 ¢
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_ ! _ h7 iSq'll 115 , book ' 30 _ ' - _ 2 0 0 6 _ [ I 2 / l 6 _ J ] _ ll _ _ [ _ ! Fy _ i ] J 1 [ l _ ; 5 " _ \ Jj Setup • Recordable time ( When using a DVD - RAM disc ) • The times indicate the recordable time when the viewfinder is used . The times in parentheses indicate the recordable time when the LCD monitor is used . • The actual recordabte time refers to the recordable time on a disc when repeatedly starting / stopping recording , turning the unit on / off , moving the zoom lever , etc . • " ! h 25 min " indicates ! hour 25 minutes . VDR - D310 : 1 h 25 min 35 min XP ( 1 h 20 min ) ( 35 min ) 7.2 V / 1 h 40 min 45 min Supp ] ied battery / SP 1150 mAh CGA - DU 12 ( optional ) ( 1 h 30 min ) ( 40 min ) 1 h 45 min 45 min LP ( 1 h 40 min ) ( 45 min ) 2 h 50 min 1 h 15 min XP ( 2 h 40 min ) ( 1 h 10 min ) 7.2 V / 3 h 10 min 1 h 25 min SP CGA - DU21 ( optional ) 2040 mAh ( 3 h ) ( 1 h 20 rain ) 3 h 20 min 1 h 30 min LP ( 3 h 5 min ) ( 1 h 20 min ) 3O LSQT1145
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Jj Setup VDR - D230 / VDR - D210 : 1 h5min 30 min XP ( 1 h ) ( 25 min ) 7.2 V / 1 h 20 min 35 min Supplied battery / SP 640 mAh CGR - DU06 ( optional ) ( 1 h 10 min ) ( 30 min ) 1 h 25 min 35 min LP ( 1 h 15 min ) ( 30 min ) 2h 55 min XP ( 1 h 50 min ) ( 50 min ) 7.2 V / 2 h 20 min lh SP CGA - DU 12 ( optional ) 1150 mAh ( 2 h 10 min ) ( 55 min ) 2 h 30 min 1 h5min LP ( 2 h 15 min ) ( 1 h ) 3 h 50 min 1 h 40 min XP ( 3 h 30 min ) ( 1 h 35 rain ) 7.2 V / 4 h 30 min 2h SP CGA - DU21 ( optional ) 2040 mAh ( 4 h 5 min ) ( 1 h 50 min ) 4 h 45 min 2 h 5 min LP ( 4 h 20 min ) ( 1 h 55 min ) • The display changes as the battery capacity reduces . If the battery discharges , then _ ( _ ) will flash . • The recordable times will vary depending on the status of use . These times are approximations . The recordable time will become shorter when you use both the viewfinder and the LCD monitor simultaneously while rotating the LCD monitor frontward to record yourself , etc . • The batteries heat up after use or charging . This unit will also heat up while being used . This is not a malfunction . • Be aware that the operating time of the battery wilI become shorter in Iow temperatures . We recommend charging a spare battery for use when recording . 31 LSQT1145
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_ ! _ ISQ'II It5 , book 32 _ < - O ; 2 0 0 6 _ [ [ 2 f ] 6 q J ] < I1 _ _ H } _ Fy _ 1IJ1 115 % " _ " \ n Setup How to turn on the power While pressing the button O , set the OFF / ON switch to ON . The status indicator O lights and the power turns on . • When the unit is turned on for the first time , a 1 Connect the AC cable to the AC message asking you to set the date and time adaptor and the AC outlet . will appear . Select [ YES ] and set the date and time . ( 4 42 ) 2 Connect the DC cable to the AC adaptor . While pressing the button O , set the 3 Connect the DC cable to this unit . OFF / ON switch to OFF . • Do not use the AC cable with any other equipment as it is designed only for this unit . Do not use the AC cable from other equipment o = = = O with this unit . • While the DC cable is connected to the AC OFF ON adaptor , the battery wiii not charge . The status JndJcator0 goes offwhen the power turns off . • When recording , remove the lens cap before turning the unit on . If the unit is turned on with the lens cap attached , the automatic white balance adjustment ( 4 136 ) may not function properly . 32 LSQT1145 ?
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J7 Setup • To turn offthe power When the power is turned on for the first time Close the LCD monitor and retract after changing the disc or battery , the unit the viewfinder . carries out a recognition procedure to check that there are no problems with the disc . This takes approximately 25 seconds with DVD - RAM . If you want to start using the unit as soon as you turn on the power , do the following . 1 ) Turn on the power . 2 ) After " READING DISC . . . " disappears from The status indicator goes off and the power turns the screen , turn off the power . off . You can start recording approximately • The power will not turn off unless the LCD 8 seconds after you turn on the power again . monitor is closed and the viewfinder is • Depending on the condition of the disc , it retracted . may take longer than this . • The power will not turn off while recording on a • If the date and time are not set , it will take disc even if the LCD monitor is closed and the longer than usual before you can start viewfinder is retracted . recording . Set the OFF / ON switch to OFF when the unit How to turn the power on and off is not being used . with the LCD monitor / viewfinder When the OFF / ON switch is set to ON , the power can be turned on and off with the LCD monitor Inserting / removing a disc and the viewfinder when the unit is in video When inserting or removing the disc , fit the recording mode or picture recording mode . charged battery pack or connect the AC adaptor to the unit . The cover of the disc compartment • To turn on the power will not open unless the unit is powered . Open the LCD monitor or extend the viewfinder . 1 Fit the battery or connect the AC adaptor . 2 Slide the DISC EJECT lever once OFF " ON and release it . The status indicator lights and the power turns on . 33 LSQT1145
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J7 Setup A few moments after the ACCESS / PC lamp • Removing disc blinks , the cover of the disc compartment will While pressing down on the spindle , grasp the open slightly . edge of the disc and gently lift it out . 3 Open the cover of the disc compartment by hand and insert / remove the disc . • Inserting disc Fit the disc onto the spindle in the center and then push the disc down until it clicks into place . O Recording / playback side O Pickup lens • Take care not to touch the recording / playback sides of a disc when inserting or removing it . 4 Push the section marked PUSH CLOSE on the cover of the disc compartment to close the cover , • If you use a new DVD - RW , it is necessary to format the disc . ( 4 25 ) • Identifying recording / playback sides of disc Single sided disc : The recording / playback side is opposite to the labelled side . Double sided disc : The " SIDE A " recording / playback side is the side opposite the side with the " SIDE A " mark . The 34 LSQT1145
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Jj Setup " SIDE B " recording / playback side is the side with touch the area around the picKup lens for [ the " SIDE A " mark . becomes extremely hot . After inserting a disc / After recording finishes While the ACCESS / PC lamp is lit , the disc is rotating and d _ sc information is being recorded . If the power supply is interrupted at this ume . the disc may become unusable . Do O " SIDE A " mark not dtsconnect the AC adap [ or or remove the O The opposite side is the " SIDE A " recording / battery . Also , do not strongly shake or cause playback side . impact to the unit • Do not use excessive force when opening the cover . • Do not touch the pickup lens or the recording / Inserting / removing an SD playback side of the disc . card ( VDR - D310 / This may impair recording and playback . • Insert the disc securely to prevent damage . VDR - D230 ) • When you open the cover , the ACCESS / PC lamp flashes red . Do not leave the cover open . Before inserting / removing an SD card , be • If the cover is open , the power will not turn off sure to set the OFF / ON switch to OFF . even if the OFF / ON switch is set to OFF . • If the disc is not correctly inserted , the cover f the SD card is inserted or removed while the will not close . Never try to forcibly close the OFF / ON swl [ cn is set to ON mls unl [ may cover . This could cause damage . Reinsert the malfunction or the data recorded on the SD disc properly . card may be Iost • If a single sided disc is inserted into the unit with the printed label facing the inside , an error message will appear . Remove the disc and 1 Set the OFF / ON switch to OFF to reinsert it with its recording / playback side turn off the power . facing the inside . • Check that the status indicator has gone off • Do not allow the recording / playback side to become dirty or scratched . • Do not remove the battery pack or disconnect 2 Slide the card slot cover to open . the AC adaptor while removing the disc or until power is completely turned off . If you do , the cover will not open . If this happens , reattach the battery pack or reconnect the AC adaptor , slide the DISC EJECT lever once , and then release it . A repair disc message may be displayed when the power is turned back on . ( - _ 122 , About recovery ) • Do not insert anything other than the 8 cm ( 3 " ) DVD - RAM , DVD - RW , DVD - R or DVD - R DL disc into the disc compartment . Doing so could cause malfunctions . ( - ) 24 , Examples of discs that cannot be used on this unit ) • Do not touch the pickup lens or other parts inside the disc compartment . Be sure not to 35 LSQT1145
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J7 Setup 3 Insert / remove the SD card into / Selecting a mode from the card slot . The mode dial is used to switch between recording and playback modes . Rotate the mode dial slowly but surely . Rotate the mode dial , and set the desired mode pictograph to the position shown in the illustration . • When inserting an SD card , face the label side O upwards and press it straight in as far as it goes . • When removing the SD card , press the center of the SD card and then pull it straight out . 4 Securely close the card slot cover . Video recording mode ( 4 46 ) Use this to record motion pictures on a • Concerning the SD card disc . • Electrical noise , static electricity or failure of [ ] Video playback mode ( 4 65 ) this unit or the SD card may damage or erase Use this to ptay back motion pictures on the data stored on the SD card . We a disc . recommend saving important data on a computer . O Picture recording mode ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) ( 4 49 ) • Card access lamp Use this to record still pictures on an SD card . Picture playback mode ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) ( 4 69 ) Use this to ptay back still pictures on an SD card . • Do not forcefully rotate the dial . • When this unit accesses the SD card ( reading , recording , playback , erasing , etc . ) , the access lamp lights up . • If the following operations are performed when How to use the joystick the access lamp is Iit , then the SD card or the recorded data may be damaged or this unit This unit has a joystick for selecting functions , may malfunction . performing operations , etc . so it is easy to - - Removing the SD card operate this unit with one hand . - - Operating the OFF / ON switch or the mode dial - Removing the battery or disconnecting the AC adaptor Operations on the menu screen and selection of files on the thumbnail view screen , etc . 36 LSQT1145
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J7 Setup Move the joystick up , down , left , or 1 Move the joystick up , down , left right to select an item or scene , and or right to select the scene to be then press the joystick to set it . played back and press the joystick . O O Select by moving up . Select by moving down . _ 1 Select by moving left , O Select by moving right . Press the joystick to select the item . • Menu screen operations ( 4 40 ) The selected scene is played back on the full screen . The operation icon is automatically displayed on Operations during recording the screen . ( _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ or O . 2 Move the joystick up , down , left 1 Press the center of the joystick , or right to operate . and icons will be displayed on the screen . • The operation icon appears or disappears each time the center of the joystick is pressed . • The indication disappears when the center of the joystick is pressed again . • The indication changes each time the joystick is moved down . 2 Move the joystick up , left or right to select an item . _ ) Rotate the mode dial to select [ ] or 37 LSQT1145
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_ ! _ h7 ISQ'III t5 , book ' 38 _ ' - _ 2 0 0 6 _ [ I 2 / l 6 _ J ] _ ll _ [ ' _ ! Fy _ i1J 1 [ l _ ; 5 " _ \ Jj Setup About the operation icons displayed in each mode About auto mode and manual mode ( 4 45 ) Video recording mode • Backlight compensation 55 < Fade 55 ( 1 / 2 ) I _ Help mode , 40 MagicPix • 57 Soft skin m0de I 56 ( 2 / 2 ) Te ] e macro ( VDR - D310 ) • White balance 61 wa In manual mode < Iris or gain value 63 ( 3 / 3 ) I _ Shutter speed 63 SHT . _ R In manual focus MZ _ 7 411 _ Manual focus adjustment 61 mode ( 4 / 4 ) • The shaded operation icons are not displayed while recording . [ ] Video playback mode • / I I 65 Playback / pause 65 Stop playback and show thumbnails 65 Skip < < 41 Rewind 66 < 11 66 Reverse slow / frame playback ( during pause ) 65 Skip I , , - I , , - Fast forward 66 I III , - 66 Forward slow / frame playback ( during pause ) 38 LSQT1145
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Jj Setup O Picture recording mode ( VDR - D310NDR - D230 ) 55 • BackIight compensation 58 ( 1 / 2 ) _ • Self timer 40 O I _ - Help mode 56 _ ) • Soft skin mode ( 2 / 2 ) 57 _ ) I _ Tele macro ( VDR - D310 ) 61 w ' _ • White balance In manual mode 63 ( 3 / 3 ) _ ' _ • Iris or gain value 63 sZ I _ Shutter speed In manual focus 61 _ ZM + _ • 1 _ Manual focus adjustment mode ( 4 / 4 ) Picture playback mode ( VDR - D310NDR - D230 ) • / l l 69 Slide show start / pause 69 Stop playback and show thumbnails 4 ! 69 Playback previous picture ( during pause ) 69 Playback next picture ( during pause ) 39 LSQT1145
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Jj Setup • Help mode • When the help mode is used , functions cannot The help mode explains the operation icons that be set . are displayed when the AUTO / MANUAL / FOCUS • When the help mode is used , motion pictures switch is set to AUTO in video / picture recording and still pictures cannot be recorded . mode . _ ) Rotate the mode dial to select _ or O . Switching the language 1 Press the joystick to display the icon during the recording pause . You can switch the language on the screen display or the menu screen . 1 Press the MENU button , then select [ LANGUAGE ] and press the joystick . 2 Move the joystick right to select 0 MENU [ 0 ] . 2 Select [ English ] and press the joystick . 3 Move the joystick up , left or right to select the desired icon . Using the menu screen Refer to " Menu list " ( 4 116 ) for information about the menus . 1 While stopped , press the MENU button . • An explanation of the selected icon is displayed on the screen . • The indication changes each time the joystick O is moved down . MENU To exit the help mode Press the MENU button or select [ EXIT ] . The menu displayed differs depending on the position of the mode dial . • Do not switch the mode dial when the menu is displayed . 4O LSQT1145
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¢ J7 Setup 2 Move the joystick up or down in 7 Press the joystick to enter the selection . order to select the desired top menu . To get back to the previous screen Move the joystick left . 3 Move the joystick right or press the joystick . To exit the menu screen Press the MENU button . 0 MENU 4 Move the joystick up or down in order to select the submenu item . • The menu screen does not appear during recording or playing . You cannot start other operations while the menu screen appears . Operating with remote control ( VDR - D310 ) The menu screen transition is the same as when the buttons on the main unit are used . 5 Move the joystick right or press 1 Press the MENU button . the joystick . 6 Move the joystick up or down in order to select the desired item . 2 Select a menu item . 41 LSQT1145
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_ ! _ ISQ1t'I5I , bookI _ 2 _ < ' b - ; 2006 I 2 / ] 6q / ] < fl _ _ , F _ ! Fy _ iJ ] 1 II % 5 " " \ xJ Setup • Use the direction buttons ( A , Y , _ I , I _ ) and move the joystick up or down to ENTER button in place of the joystick on the set the desired value . main unit . 3 Press the MENU button to exit the menu screen . • The year will change as follows : 2000 , 2001 . . . . . 2099 , 2000 . . . . • The ! 2 - hour system is used to display the time . 3 Press the joystick to enter the selection . • The clock function starts at [ 00 ] seconds when Setting date and time the joystick is pressed . When the unit is turned on for the first time , a • After pressing the MENU button to finish the message asking you to set the date and time will setting , check the date and time display . appear . • Select [ YES ] and press the joystick . Perform • Changing the date and time display style steps 2 and 3 below to set the date and time . Press the MENU button , then select [ SETUP ] [ DATE / TIME ] _ desired display style and If the screen shows the incorrect date and time , press the joystick . then adjust it . • You can also show or change the date and time display by repeatedly pressing the DATE / TIME button on the remote control . _ } Rotate the mode dial to select _ or ( VDR - D310 ) O . 1 Press the MENU button , then [ DATE ] [ D / T ] select [ BASIC ] - - _ [ CLOCK SET ] - - _ [ YES ] and press the joystick . I DEC . 15.2007 i DEC . 15.2007 3 : 30 PM [ OFF ] • Changing the display style Press the MENU button , then select [ SETUP ] [ DATE FORMAT ] _ desired display style 2 Move the joystick left or right to and press the joystick . select the item to be set . Then , [ Y / M / D ] 2007 . DEC . 15 [ M / D / Y ] DEC . 15.2007 [ D / M / Y ] 15 . DEC . 2007 42 LSQT1145 ¢
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J7 Setup 2 Move the joystick up or down to • The date and time function are driven oy a select the item to be adjusted . built - in mlum oat [ ery . Then , move the joystick left or • Make sure to check the time before recording . right to make the adjustment . • If the time display becomes [ - - ] , the built - in thium battery has run down . Use the following steps to charge the cannery . When you turn on the power for the first time after charging , a message asKing you to set the date and time will appear . Select : YES ] and set the date ana time . To recharge the built - in lithium battery The oar display moves . Connect the AC adaptor or attacn me battery • [ LCD SET ] to the unit and the built - in lithium battery w , [ BRIGHTNESS ] : be recharged . Leave the unit as it is for aeDrox Brightness of the LCD mcnm _ or 24 hours and the battery will save the date aria [ COLOR ] : time for aPPrOX . 6 months . Even if the OFF / Color leveI of the LCD mcnm _ or ON switch is set to OFF the battery is stll • [ EVF SET ] being recharged . ) [ BRIGHTNESS ] : Brightness of the viewfinder • To aajust me ongntness of the viewfinder Adjusting LCD monitor / extend the viewfinder and close the LCD viewfinder monitor to actwate the viewfinder • When me LCD monitor is rotated by ! 80 ° [ owaras the lens . me Drlghmess and color level Adjusting the brightness and of the LCD monitor cannot be ad . ustea color level • These settings wiii not affect the images actually recorded . 1 Press the MENU button , then select [ SETUP ] - - _ [ LCD SET ] or Adjusting the field of view [ EVF SET ] - - _ [ YES ] and press the Adjust the focus by sliding the joystick . eyepiece corrector knob . 43 LSQT1145
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J7 Recording Before recording O Q Q O Hold the camera with both hands . Put your hand through the grip belt . ID Do not cover the microphones or sensors with your hands . O Keep your arms near your body . I _ Slightly open your legs . • When you are outdoors , record pictures with the sunlight behind you . If the subject is backlit , it will become dark in the recording . • When recording , make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with another person or an object . 44 LSQT1145
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J7 Recording • About auto mode Set the AUTO / MANUAL / FOCUS switch to AUTO , and color balance ( white balance ) and focusing will be adjusted automatically . Auto white balance ( 4 136 ) _ ' FOCUS Auto focusing ( 4 137 ) Depending on the brightness of the subject etc . , the aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness . ( When set to the video recording mode : The shutter speed is adjusted to a maximum of 1 / 250 . ) • Color balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or scenes . If so , manually adjust these settings . Scene mode ( 4 60 ) White balance ( 4 61 ) Shutter speed ( 4 63 ) Iris / gain value ( 4 63 ) Focus ( 4 61 ) • Auto Ground - directional Standby ( AGS ) ( VDR - D310 ) This function prevents unnecessary recording when you forget to pause recording and walk with the unit tilted upside down while recording continues . • If the unit continues to be tilted upside down from the normal horizontal position while recording on a disc , it is automatically set to recording pause . ( ) Rotate the mode dial to select _ . Press the MENU button , then select [ SETUP ] - - _ [ AGS ] - - _ [ ON ] and press the joystick . • The AGS function may activate and cause the unit to pause the recording if you are recording a subject right above or right below you . In these cases , set [ AGS ] to [ OFF ] then continue the recording . • Use the recording start ! stop button to pause the recording . The AGS function is only a backup function for when you forget to pause the recording . • The time it takes the unit to be put into recording pause after being tilted upside down varies depending on the operating conditions . 45 LSQT1145
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_ ! _ h7 ISQ'III t5 , book 16 _ - - _ 2 0 0 6 _ [ ! 2 / l 6 _ J ] _ ll _ _ [ _ ! FY _ [ 1J 1 [ l _ ; 5 " _ \ Jj Recording Recording motion pictures ql _ q _ Z _ ) 41 _ Z _ O Record motion pictures onto a disc . • When the unit is purchased , the aspect ratio is set to [ 16 : 9 ] for recording images compatible with a wide - screen TV . To watch images on a regular TV ( 4 : 3 ) , change the aspect ratio setting ( 4 59 ) before recording the images or when watching them on the connected TV ( 4 85 ) . • Remove the lens cap before turning the unit on . If the unit is turned on with the Iens cap attached , the automatic white balance adjustment may not function properly . 1 Turn the unit on . 2 Rotate the mode dial to select _ . 3 Open the LCD monitor or extend the viewfinder . 4 Press the recording start / stop button to start recording . To end the recording Press the recording start ! stop button again to pause recording . • [ O ] and [ 11 ] are red during recording . Do not move this unit until [ 11 ] is green . • The images recorded between pressing the recording start / stop button to start recording and pressing it again to pause recording become one scene . 46 LSQT1145
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J7 Recording • When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation in recording pause , the unit automatically turns off to prevent the battery from running down . When you want to use the unit , turn it on again . This setting can also be set to [ OFF ] . ( 4 117 , [ POWER SAVE ] ) Screen indications in the video recording mode O Recording mode O Remaining time left for recording ( When the remaining time is less than 1 minute , [ R Omin ] flashes red . ) ( _ Recording time elapsed • The maximum number of scenes on a disc ( per side ) : 999 ( Even if there is remaining capacity for recording on a disc , you may not be able to record 999 scenes . ) • Maximum number of dates on a disc ( per side ) : 99 ( Even if scenes are recorded on the same day , they may be grouped on a different recording date . ) ( 4 67 ) • Sound is recorded in DoIby Digital from the internal stereo microphone on the front of the unit . Take care not to block this microphone . • Each time the unit enters the recording pause mode , the counter display will be reset to " 0h00m00s " . • While motion picture recording is in progress , the recording will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed and the viewfinder is retracted . • While " WRITING CONTROL DATA TO THE DISC . DO NOT SHAKE THE UNIT . " is displayed , do not disconnect the AC adaptor or remove the battery as doing so may make the disc unusable . • While motion picture recording is in progress , do not disconnect the AC adaptor or remove the battery . If you do , a repair disc message may be displayed when the power is turned back on . ( 4 ! 22 , About recovery ) The ACCESS ! PC lamp lights immediatelY after recording finishes , While it lightsl the disc is rotating and disc information is being recorded : If YOu run while holding the unit Or swing it , the recorded images may be distorted so do not strongly shake or cause impact to it . Changing the recording mode of the motion picture . Press the MENU button , then select [ BASIC ] _ [ REC MODE ] _ desired O item and press the joystick . MENU 47 LSQT1145
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J7 Recording • Approximate recordable time for 1 disc ( single sided ) Recording ! mode iiiiiiiiHii iiii iii i iiii H ! iii iiI iiiiiiH i ! ! iHii iiiz i ` i ` i 1 ii iiiiii ! Hiiii iHi iiHi HH ! i [ [ iiii xP sP LP ( H gh qua ty ) ( Norma ) ( Long pay ) Approx . ! 8 min Approx . 37 min Approx . 75 min Approx . 35 min Approx . 69 min Approx . 138 min Image quality Recording time prieritized pdontized • This unit records in VBR . VBR is an abbreviation for Variable Bit Rate . VBR recording automatically varies the bit rate ( amount of data in a fixed time ) depending on the subject being recorded . This means if a subject with sharp movements is recorded , the recording time is reduced . • Mosaic - pattern noise may appear on a playback image in the following cases . When there is a complicated pattern in the background When the unit is moved too much or too fast When a subject with sharp movements has been recorded ( Particularly if it has been recorded in [ LP ] mode . ) Record the still picture on a disc . Press the Photoshot button [ O ] . The still picture is recorded in 7 seconds . • The recording mode is the same as set for motion picture recording . • You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures . ( 4 51 ) • The sound cannot be recorded . • Still pictures and motion pictures cannot be recorded at the same time . 48 LSQT1145
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J7 Recording Recording still pictures ( JPEG still pictures ) ( VDR - D310 / VDR - D230 ) Record the still picture on an SD card . • When this unit is purchased , [ PICTURE SIZE ] is set to [ [ _ ] ( VDR - D310 ) / [ _ ] ( VDR - D230 ) for recording pictures compatible with a wide - screen TV ( 16 : 9 ) . To record pictures with a 4 : 3 aspect ratio , change the [ PICTURE SIZE ] setting before recording ( 4 52 ) . • Remove the lens cap before turning the unit on . If the unit is turned on with the lens cap attached , the automatic white balance adjustment may not function properly . 1 Turn the unit on . 2 Rotate the mode dial to select O . 3 Open the LCD monitor or extend the viewfinder . • VDR - D310 4 Press the Photoshot button [ O ] halfway in order to adjust focusing . ( For auto focusing only ) The shutter speed and the iris / gain value are fixed and the unit focuses on the subject automatically . • If [ O . I . S . ] ( 4 59 ) is set to [ ON ] , the image stabilizer function will become more effective when the Photoshot button [ _ l _ ] is pressed halfway . ( [ _ ] ( MEGA optical image stabilizer ) will be displayed . ) 49 LSQT1145
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Jj Recording Shutter chance mark O C I i © ( The white lamp flashes . ) : Focusing I P _ = 1 • ( The green lamp lights up . ) : When in focus _ 1 - i . . J No mark : When focusing is unsuccessful . • The shutter chance mark is indicated as follows when the Photoshot button [ 1 _ ] is not pressed halfway . Please use it as a guide for recording . • ( The green lamp lights up . ) : When in focus and a good picture can be recorded . © ( The white lamp lights up . ) : Almost in focus Focus area O 5 Press the Photoshot button [ O ] fully to take the picture . • VDR - D230 4 Press the Photoshot button [ O ] . The unit automatically focuses on the subject at the center of screen ( when auto focus is selected ) . • For information about the number d recordabte still pictures on an SD card ( 4 141 ) • The sound cannot be recorded . • If the write protection switch on the SD card is set to LOCK , it cannot be used for recording . • The Photoshot button [ O ] on the remote control cannot be pressed halfway . ( VDR - D310 ) • If the [ PICT . QUALITY ] is set to [ . = . ] , mosaic - pattern noise may appear on a playback image depending on the picture content . • While this unit accesses the SD card ( - . _ is displayed / the access lamp is lit ) , do not perform the following operations . The SD card or the recorded data may be damaged . Turn the unit off . Remove the SD card . Operate the mode dial . • Other products may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded on this unit . 50 LSQT1145 ?
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Jj Recording • To record still pictures clearly • When zooming in on the subject with a magnification of 4x or higher , it is difficult to reduce the slight shaking from holding this unit by hand . We recommend decreasing the zoom magnification and approaching the subject when recording . • When recording still pictures , hold the unit firmly with your hands and keep your arms stationary at your side so as not to shake the unit . • You can record stable pictures without shaking by using a tripod and the remote control . Screen indications in picture recording mode O Remaining number of still pictures ( Flashes in red when [ R O ] appears . ) O Size of still pictures ( _ Quality of still pictures • About the shutter chance mark ( VDR - D310 ) • The shutter chance mark does not appear in manual focus mode . • Focus on a subject manually when it is not easily focused . • You can record still pictures on the card even if the shutter chance mark does not appear , but pictures may be recorded without being focused . • The shutter chance mark does not appear or has difficulty displaying in the following cases . When the zoom magnification is high . When the unit is shaken . When the subject is moving . When the subject stands in front of a light source . When close subjects and far subjects are included in the same scene . When the scene is dark . When there is a bright part in the scene . When the scene is filled with only horizontal lines . When the scene lacks contrast . • Concerning the focusing area ( VDR - D310 ) 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 . Even when it is still difficult to focus , adjust the focus manually . You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures . Press the MENU button , then select [ ADVANCED ] - - _ [ SHTR EFFECT ] - - _ O [ ON ] and press the joystick . MENU • This function's default setting is [ ON ] . 51 LSQT1145
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¢ J7 Recording • [ PICTURE SIZE ] Changing the recording size . Press the MENU button , then select [ BASIC ] - - _ [ PICTURE SIZE ] - - _ desired O item and press the joystick . MENU VDR - D310 : 2048x15 ! 2 [ ] 4 : 3 1280 x 960 [ ] 4 : 3 640x480 [ ] 4 : 3 ! 920x1080 [ _ 16 : 9 VDR - D230 : 4 : 3 640x480 16 : 9 640 x 360 • When this unit is purchased , [ PICTURE SIZE ] is set to [ [ ] _ ] ( VDR - D310 ) / [ _ ] ( VDR - D230 ) . The sides of pictures recorded with a 16 : 9 aspect ratio may be cut at printing . Check before printing . • [ PICT , QUALITY ] Selecting the picture quality . Press the MENU button , then select [ BASIC ] - - _ [ PICT . QUALITY ] - - _ desired item and press the joystick . - " h : Still pictures with a high picture quality are recorded . . _ . : Priority is given to the number of still pictures recorded . Still pictures are recorded in normal picture quality . 52 LSQT1145
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Jj Recording VDR - D210 ) away from the lens . ( Macro Various recording function ) functions • The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved . ( The zoom speed does not vary when operating with the remote control . ) • When the zoom speed is high , the subject may not be focused easily . • If you take your finger off the zoom lever during VDR - D310 : zoom operation , the operation sound may be You can zoom in up to 10 × optically . recorded . When returning the zoom lever to VDR - D230 / VDR - D210 : the original position , move it quietly . You can zoom in up to 32 × optically . _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ or O . Move the zoom lever . If the zoom magnification exceeds 10 × ( VDR - D310 ) / 32 × ( VDR - D230 / VDR - D210 ) , then the digital zoom function will be activated . The maximum magnification provided by the digital zoom can be switched . - - VOL + _ 2Rotate the mode dial to select _ . Press the MENU button , then select W T [ ADVANCED ] - - _ [ D . ZOOM ] - - _ desired item and press the joystick . T side : Close - up recording ( zoom in ) W side : Wide - angle recording ( zoom out ) O MENU VDR - D310 : [ OFF ] : Optical zoom only ( Up to 10 : > < ) [ 25 × ] : Up to 25 × [ 700 × ] : Up to 700 × • If [ 25 × ] or [ 700 × ] is selected , the digital zoom • When zooming in while holding this unit by range is displayed in blue while zooming . hand , we recommend using the image stabilizer function . ( 4 59 ) VDR - D23O / VDR - D210 : • When distant subjects are brought closer , they [ OFF ] : Optical zoom only ( Up to 32 × ) are focused at about 1 m ( 3.3 feet ) [ 50 × ] : Up to 50 × ( VDR - D310 ) / 1.3 m ( 4.3 feet ) ( VDR - D230 / [ lOg0 × ] : Up to ! OOOx VDR - D210 ) or more . • If [ 50 × ] or [ 10O0 × ] is selected , the digital zoom • When the zoom magnification is 1 x , this unit range is displayed in blue while zooming . can focus on a subject approx . 3.5 cm ( 1.4 " ) ( VDR - D310 ) / 2 cm ( 0.8 " ) ( VDR - D230 / • The larger the digital zoom magnification , the more the image quality is degraded . 53 LSQT1145 ?
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Jj Recording The image is horizontally flipped as if you see a • This function cannot be used in picture mirror image . ( However the image recorded is recording mode . the same as a normal recording . ) • Extend the viewfinder to see the picture while recording . • When the recording aspect is 16 : 9 , the image displayed on the viewfinder screen is squeezed horizontally , but this is normal and The zoom microphone is linked to the zooming not a sign of any malfunction . operation so that far - away sounds with a tele - shot and ciose - up sounds with a wide - angle shot • When the LCD monitor is rotated towards the are recorded more clearly . lens side , the icon will not be displayed even if you press the joystick . _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ . • Only some indications will appear on the Press the MENU button , then select screen . When [ [ ] ] appears , return the direction of the LCD monitor to normal position [ ADVANCED ] - - _ [ ZOOM MIC ] - - _ [ ON ] and check the warning / alarm indication , and press the joystick . ( 4 121 ) Gain up mode works with the video light to • The zoom microphone function does not work enhance the light's brightness and brighten the with an external microphone . ( VDR - D310 ) natural colors in a scene . / 2Rotate the mode dial to select _ or 1131 . QQOOII _ I Press the LIGHT button . You can record yourself while viewing the LCD monitor . You can record persons in front of the unit while showing them the image . _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ or 1131 . Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side . Each time you press the LIGHT button : 10t Video light and gain up mode on : Brighter than when only the video light is on , but washed out images will appear . Video light on : 54 LSQT1145 ?
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Jj Recording To eliminate washed out images , use this 1 Press the joystick . Then move mode . the joystick down to display the _ ) Video light off icon shown in the illustration . Ool ÷ io $ ° 1 ° 2 Move the joystick up to select $ ° 1 I - • The subject should be within 1.5 m ( 5 feet ) of the unit . • Using the video light reduces battery time . • Set the video light to off when not in use . The image on the screen will become brighter . • Do not look directly into the light . • If the video light is used with a conversion lens To return to normal recording attached , a slight vignetting ( darkening around Select [ [ _ ] again edges ) effect occurs on the screen . • Using the MagicPix function at the same time • If you turn off the power or operate the mode will make conditions even brighter . dial , the backIight compensation function is • The video light enables brightening of the canceled . images taken in a dimly - lit place . We also recommend using it in a bright place to obtain high quality images . • If you turn off the power or operate the mode dial , the video light is turned off . Fade in : The image and audio gradually appear . Fade out : The image and audio gradually disappear . d _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ , QQOOQ 1 Press the joystick . Then move Use this function when the light is emanating the joystick down to display the from behind the subject and the subject appears icon shown in the illustration . dark . _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ or O . 55 LSQT1145 ?
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Jj Recording 2 Move the joystick left to select Press the MENU button , then select [ ADVANCED ] _ [ FADE COLOR ] _ [ WHITE ] or [ FI ] . [ BLACK ] and press the joystick . • If you turn off the power , the fade function is canceled . • While the fade in / fade out function is selected , it takes several seconds to display the image when you start recording . It also takes several seconds to pause recording . • The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade 3 Press the recording start / stop in become black ( or white ) . button . Start recording . ( Fade in ) II _ QOOQ This is more effective if you record a person closely from the torso up . / _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ or O . When you start recording , the image / audio gradually appears . 1 Press the joystick . Then move the joystick down to display the Pause recording . ( Fade out ) icon shown in the illustration . 2 Move the joystick left to select The image / audio gradually disappears . After the imagetaudio completely disappears , recording stops . • After recording , the fade setting is canceled . To cancel fading Select [ _ - - _ ] again . To select the color for fade in / out To cancel the soft skin mode The color which appears in fading pictures can Select [ _ ] again . be selected . 56 LSQT1145 ?
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J7 Recording • If the background or anything else in the scene • If a sharper focus cannot be achieved , adjust has colors similar to the skin color , they will the focus manually . ( 4 61 ) also be smoothed . • In the following cases , the tele macro function is canceled . • If the brightness is insufficient , the effect may not be clear . The zoom magnification becomes lower than 10 × . • You may not be able to see the face clearly when recording a distant person . In this case , The power is turned off or the mode dial is cancel soft skin mode or zoom in on the face . operated . This function allows you to record color subjects in dark locations to stand out against the background . By focusing only on the subject and blurring the Attach this unit to a tripod , and you can record background , the image can be impressive . images free from vibration . The unit can focus on the subject at a distance of • Minimum required illumination : approx . 1 Ix approx . 50 cm ( 20 " ) . ( VDR - D310 ) / approx . 2 Ix ( VDR - D230 / VDR - D210 ) _ ) Rotate the mode dial to select _ or • Recorded scene is seen as if frames were O . missed . 1 Press the joystick . Then move ( _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ , the joystick down to display the icon shown in the illustration . 1 Press the joystick . Then move the joystick down to display the icon shown in the illustration . 2 Move the joystick right to select [ @ ] . 2 Move the joystick up to select • If the magnification is 10 × or less , then it is automatically set to 10 × . To cance / the te / e macro function Select [ _ ) ] again . 57 LSQT1145
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Recording • If it is difficult to focus , adjust the focus After the [ _ ) ] display flashes for approx . manually . ( 4 61 ) 10 seconds , a still picture will be recorded . • After recording , the self - timer is canceled . • If you press the Photoshot button [ O ] halfway To cancel the MagicPix function and then fully in auto focus mode , the subject Select [ _ _ , _ ] again . is focused when the button is pressed halfway . ( VDR - D310 ) • The MagicPix function makes the signal • When you press the Photoshot button [ O ] charging time of CCD up to approximately 30 × fully in auto focus mode , the subject is focused longer than usual , so that dark scenes can be just before recording . ( VDR - D310 ) recorded brightly . For this reason , bright dots that are usually invisible may be seen , but this is not a malfunction . • If you turn off the power or operate the mode To stop the timer midway through dial , the MagicPix function is canceled . Press the MENU button . ( The self - timer setting is • If set in a bright place , the screen may become canceled . ) whitish for a while . • If you turn off the power , the self - timer standby mode is canceled . • Depending on the time taken to bring the subject into focus , the recording may take longer than set to start . Q You can record still pictures on an SD card using the timer . _ Rotate the mode dial to select O . You can check if the image is level while 1 Press the joystick . Then move recording by using the lines displayed on the the joystick down to display the screen . icon shown in the illustration . / hRotate the mode dial to select _ or O . Press the MENU button , then select [ BASIC ] - - _ [ GUIDE LINES ] - - _ [ ON ] and press the joystick . 2 Move the joystick left to select O [ _ ] . MENU 3 Press the Photoshot button [ O ] . 58 LSQT1145 ?
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Recording To cancel the Recording guideline function Press the MENU button , then select [ BASIC ] [ GUIDE LINES ] _ [ OFF ] and press the joystick . • The guidelines do not appear on the images actually recorded . Reduces the image shaking ( jitter ) due to hand • The guidelines are not displayed while rotating movement when recording . the LCD monitor frontward to record yourself . d _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ or O . Press the MENU button , then select [ ADVANCED ] - - _ [ O . I . S . ] - - _ [ ON ] and press the joystick . This allows you to record images compatible with O wide - screen TVs ( ! 6 : 9 ) and regular TVs ( 4 : 3 ) . MENU • Recording images with a 16 : 9 aspect ratio _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ . Press the MENU button , then select To cancel the image stabilizer function [ BASIC ] - - _ [ ASPECT ] - - _ [ 16 : 9 ] and Press the MENU button , then select press the joystick . [ ADVANCED ] _ [ O . l . S . ] _ [ OFF ] and press the joystick . • This function's default setting is [ ON ] . MENU • In the picture recording mode , pressing the Photoshot button [ O ] halfway increases the effect of the image stabilizer function . ( MEGA optical image stabilizer ) ( VDR - D310 ) • In the following cases , the image stabilizer function may not work effectively . • Recording images with a 4 : 3 When the digital zoom is used When the unit is shaken greatly aspect ratio When you record a moving subject while _ Rotate the mode dial to select _ . tracking it Press the MENU button , then select [ BASIC ] - - _ [ ASPECT ] - - _ [ 4 : 3 ] and press the joystick . • The default setting is [ 16 : 9 ] . 59 LSQT1145 ?
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Jj Recording 1 Set the AUTO / MANUAL / FOCUS ( ) Rotate the mode dial to select _ . switch to MANUAL . Press the MENU button , then select [ ADVANCED ] - - _ [ WIND CUT ] - - _ [ ON ] and press the joystick . 2 Press the MENU button , then select [ BASIC ] - - _ [ SCENE MODE ] - - _ desired item and press the To cancel the wind noise reduction joystick . function Press the MENU button , then select [ ADVANCED ] _ [ WIND CUT ] _ [ OFF ] and O press the joystick . MENU • This function's default setting is [ ON ] . • The wind noise reduction depends on the wind strength . ( if this function is activated in strong winds , the stereo effect may be reduced . When [ _ ] Sports the wind weakens , the stereo effect will be To record sports scenes or scenes where there restored . ) are quick motions • The wind noise reduction function does not [ _ j _ ] Portrait work with an external microphone . To make people stand out against the ( VDR - D310 ) background [ _ ] Low light To make the scene brighter in dark conditions [ _ ] Spotlight Manual recording To make the subject under a spotlight look more attractive functions [ _ , " ] Surf & snow To record images in bright ptaces such as ski slopes and beaches To cancel the scene mode function Press the MENU button , then select [ BASIC ] [ SCENE MODE ] _ [ OFF ] and press the joystick . QQOOQ • You can also cancel the scene mode function When you record images in different situations , by setting the AUTO / MANUAL / FOCUS switch this mode automatically sets optimum shutter to AUTO . speeds and apertures . Sports mode ( ) Rotate the mode dial to select _ or • For slow - motion piayback or piayback pause of 0 . recorded pictures , this mode helps diminish camera shake . • During normal playback , the image movement may not look smooth . 6O LSQT1145
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