Panasonic AJ-D400 user manual

User manual for the device Panasonic AJ-D400

Device: Panasonic AJ-D400
Size: 2,78 MB
Date of adding : 2014-02-03 15:26:19
Number of pages: 128
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Digital Camera/VTR
Operating Instructions
Printed in Japan
VQT7984-1 F1298H2059-100 D P

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RBRC For your safety FCC NOTE: CAUTION This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK Rules. To assure continued compliance follow DO NOT OPEN the attached installation instructions and do not make any unauthorized modifications. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). This equipment has been tested and found to NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. comply with the limits for a Class A digital

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Contents Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ÁUsing the Microphone Kit (Standard accessory) Mounted General and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to the Main Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 ÁFeatures of the Camera Section . . . . . 5 ÁMounting the AJ-MH700P Microphone ÁFeatures of the VTR Section . . . . . . . 8 Holder (Option) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 ÁSystem Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ÁUsing the Microphone not Mounted to Controls an

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Contents Displays Playback—Checking Recorded Contents ÁRemaining Battery Level and Audio ÁRec Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Level Displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 ÁColor Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 ÁVTR Section Operation/Status-Related Connection With an External VTR. . . . . 87 Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Recording Simultaneously with the ÁTime Code-Related Displays . . . . . . . 59 Internal VTR and an Extern

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General and Features The model AJ-D400 integrates a color video camera which employs three frame interline trans- fer (FIT) CCDs with 410,000 device on-chip lenses with a DVCPRO format VTR which is equipped with the latest compression technology. The AJ-D400 is particularly compact and light weight with low power consumption, and realizes the optimal functions and performance for an electronic news gathering (ENG) VTR-integrated camera such as high picture quality and sensitivity, mobility, dust

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Features High-performance viewfinder ÁThe high-resolution CRT projects a detailed picture which facilitates focus operations. ÁThe viewfinder employs a low flare CRT which makes the screen easy to see. ÁA center marker which indicates the center of the screen and a safety zone marker which indi- cates the effective screen region can be displayed by menu operations. ÁA large aperture allows the screen to be easily seen even when the operator’s eye is removed from the eyepiece. ÁThe eyepiece can e

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Features Recording by an external VTR When an external VTR is connected using the 26-pin output adaptor (option, AJ-YA900P or AJ-YA700P), recording can be performed by the external VTR instead of the internal VTR. Remote control Connecting the Extension Control Unit (option, AQ-EC1) allows a portion of the camera section functions to be operated by remote control. –7–

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Features Features of the VTR section Digital system The VTR section features a component digital recording system that employs the latest com- pression technology and non-compressed PCM recording for audio. This system provides supe- rior S/N, frequency band and waveform characteristics as well as reproduction of detailed areas, etc., and realizes even higher picture and sound quality. Rec review function This function automatically rewinds the tape and plays back the last two seconds recorded,

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System Configuration Microphone kit Wireless 26P output VTR cable VTR (supplied) microphone adaptor receiver AJ-YA700P WX-RA700 Multi connector 26P/12P output cable adaptor SHAN-C12TCA Microphone holder AJ-YA900P AJ-MH700P Lens Battery case Panasonic Battery (Bayonet type) SHAN-B220 AU-BP220 Fujinon/Canon Sony Battery NP-1 Battery 5w EVF mount Panasonic Battery Battery case charger adaptor AU-BP402 AU-M402H Camera/VTR AG-B425 AJ-QVF900 AJ-D400 Anton Bauer Battery Sony Battery 5w EVF AJ-VF53 Bat

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Controls and Their Functions 1 4 2 3 Power Supply Section e Battery holder The battery pack (option) made by Anton Bauer is mounted onto this holder. f DC IN (external power input) connector (XLR, 4P) The AJ-B75 AC adaptor (option) is plugged into this socket when the unit is to be operated by AC power. An external battery is plugged in when an external battery is to be used to operate the unit. g BREAKER (circuit breaker) button In order to protect the equipment, the circuit breaker is tripped

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Controls and Their Functions 6 5 5 7 9 8 n q p o Accessory Mounting Section i Hook for mounting shoulder belt Attach the accessory shoulder belt to this hook. j Light shoe Mount the video light, etc. onto this shoe. k Lens mount (bayonet type) Mount the lens here. l Lens clamping lever Insert the lens into the lens mount k, and turn the lens mount ring using this lever to clamp the lens. m Lens mount cap Press up the lens clamping lever l to remove this cap. Keep the cap in place if the lens is

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Controls and Their Functions s r Audio Function Section (1) r AUDIO LEVEL CH1 (audio channel 1 recording level) control When the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch u is set to MAN, the recording level of audio channel 1 can be adjusted by this control in addition to the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control t on the side panel. s MIC IN (microphone input) jack (XLR, 3-pin) Connect an optional microphone to this jack. The power for the microphone is supplied from this jack. Audio Function Section (2) t AUDIO LEVEL CH

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Controls and Their Functions z t { | ~ } v u x w Ÿ y Audio Function Section (3) z ALARM (warning tone volume) control This adjusts the warning tone volume heard from the speaker | or the earphone connected to the PHONES jack Ÿ. When it is set to the lowest position, the warning tone is not audible. However, by making changes to the inside parts, the tone can be made audible even when the control is at its lowest position. { MONITOR (volume) control This adjusts the volume of the sound other tha

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Controls and Their Functions §   ¡ ¤ ¢ £ Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section (1)   Viewfinder Black-and-white images can be seen in the viewfinder during recording and playback. Warn- ings and messages relating to the unit’s operating status and settings, zebra pattern, markers (safety zone marker, center marker), etc. can also be seen. ¡ PEAKING control This is used to adjust the contours of the images inside the viewfinder to facilitate focusing. It does not affect the camera’

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Controls and Their Functions © ¦ ¨ ¥ ª « Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section (2) ª CC/ND FILTER (filter selector) knob This selects the filter to match the light source which is illuminating the subject. If the setting of this knob is changed when the menu display mode has been set to “3” (de- fault setting), the new setting will appear for about 3 seconds on the setting change message display area of the viewfinder screen. È The knob and filter settings are È Examples of filter

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Controls and Their Functions ° ¯ ¬ ­ ® Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section (3) ¬ OUTPUT (output signal selector)/AUTO KNEE switch This switch selects the video signals which are to be output from the camera unit to the VTR unit, viewfinder and video monitor. The AUTO KNEE function can be used when the images shot by the camera have been selected. È OUTPUT/AUTO KNEE switch setting positions BARS Color bar signals are output. The AUTO KNEE circuit is not activated. Set the switch t

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Controls and Their Functions ² ³ ± ° ECU REMOTE (remote control) connector (6-pin) Connect the AQ-EC1 extension control unit (option) here. |Note{ The POWER switches on unit and extension control unit must be set to OFF before the re- mote control cable is connected or disconnected. ± 26-pin output adaptor (option) mount (See page 90 for mounting method.) The 26-pin/12-pin output adaptor AJ-YA900P (option) or 26-pin output adaptor AJ-YA700P (option) is mounted on this section. When the portab

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Controls and Their Functions · ¶ ´ µ Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section (4) ´ VTR START button When this pressed, recording commences; when it is pressed again, recording stops. This button has the same function as the VTR button on the lens side. µ VTR SAVE/STBY (tape protection) switch This selects the power supply status while the VTR recording is temporarily stopped (REC PAUSE). SAVE: This is the tape protection mode. The cylinder is stopped in the half-loading status. Compar

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Controls and Their Functions » ¼ ¸ º ¹ ½ ¸ EJECT (cassette eject) button Press this to insert or eject the cassette. ¹ REW (rewind) button Press this to rewind the tape. Its lamp lights during rewinding. If this button is pressed during playback, the playback images are rewound at approximately quadruple speed while the button is held down. º FF (fast forward) button Press this to fast forward the tape. Its lamp lights during fast forwarding. If this button is pressed during playback, the

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Controls and Their Functions Å Ä Æ ¿(È) À(Ç) Á(Ç) Â ¾ Menu Operation Section ¾ MENU SET/OFF switch This displays the setting menu on the viewfinder screen. SET: The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the viewfinder screen. (When the menu is used for the first time, the first of the pages which can be displayed appears.) OFF: The setting menu is not displayed on the viewfinder screen. ¿ SHIFT/ITEM button Each time this button is pressed, the cursor m

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