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Equipment User Guide
Panasonic HDC-TM700 Video Camera

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Kit Contents:-

  • Panasonic HDC-TM700 video camera
    - including Tripod shoe, Battery, 64Gb SD card.
  • Mini USB cable
  • USB SD Card reader
  • Power supply
  • Lapel radio mic and compact receiver - Channel 38. (See separate instruction sheet)
  • Instruction card

AV Workshop - 01904 32 3035 / x3035 - av@york.ac.uk
Duty Technician - 01904 32 3036 / x3036 - (Diverts to mobile)

Identifying Controls and Accessories

External Controls Internal Controls

The camera is supplied with a tripod shoe, 64Gb SD Card, radio mic kit, and a battery. There are connections available on the camera for headphones and external microphone.

Top controls and features

The camera can be powered from the battery (this will need charging before use), or directly from the mains supply using the power supply provided. The camera can NOT be powered, or battery charged, whilst connected to the USB port on a computer.

The memory card supplied will allow approximately 5 and a half hours of recording time in AVCHD Format (1080p50) which will then require editing and conversion before being used further. Other formats are available on the camera with longer record times but at a sacrifice of quality.

Recording

Check that all of the accessories (battery, tripod shoe and SD card) are with the camera.
Set up the camera on the tripod as required, open the LCD screen and connect the camera to the mains supply using the power supply provided.
Using the LCD screen, set up the shot you wish to record. Use the zoom lever on the top of the camera to make the image appear closer / further away.
Press the record button on the back of the camera to start and stop recording.

Downloading

To download content, connect the camera to a computer using the supplied USB cable. On the camera screen select which media to connect (CAM_SD). The camera will appear as a drive and the AVCHD folder can be copied to your local drive. Alternatively the SD card can be removed from the camera and plugged into the included card reader and plugged into the computer.

To format the SD card and delete all content, press MENU, SETUP, scroll down to page 6 and select FORMAT MEDIA, SD Card and confirm.

Tripod

Tripod

The tripod supplied has extendable legs (4 sections) to enable allow the greatest possible working height from a compact tripod. Open the lever on each leg, slide out the legs to the required height then close the lever again to lock the legs in place.

Open the lever at the top of the tripod to allow the camera shoe to be dropped into / taken out of the locating hole.

This tripod uses a friction wheel on the handle to maintain the position of the head. release the wheel to adjust the position of the camera (pan / tilt) and then tighten the wheel to hold the camera in this position.


Returning the Equipment

Please ensure that you have copied all content off the camera and that all accesories are in the case and the kit is left at the agreed location by the end of your booking for us to collect.

We will format the SD card once it is returned to us and all content still on the card will be PERMANANTLY DELETED.

Need More Help?

If you need urgent assistance, please call the duty technician on x3036 (01904 32 3036). This will be transferred to a mobile phone after 30 seconds.
If you have equipment booking queries, please consult the attributes list on the web, or call 01904 32 3035.
If you have technical queries, please call the workshop on 01904 32 3035.
We can provide 5 minute briefings at the start of your teaching session - these are bookable on our standard equipment booking form.
www.york.ac.uk/campusservices/avcentre/bookings
We can also provide 1 to 1 and group training sessions on request. Please email av@york.ac.uk to arrange these.
Please report all faults with this equipment as soon as possible, to enable us to repair them quickly.



Printed:25/05/2019