Panasonic DMC-TZ10 User Manual

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Taking motion pictures
 
(Continued)
Recording Mode: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the operating procedures for the DMC-TZ8/DMC-ZS5 (→76)
 
For information on the available recording time (→174)
 
Using a card of SD speed ‘Class 4’ or above is recommended for recording motion pictures 
in [AVCHD Lite(GPS REC)]/ [AVCHD Lite].
Using a card of SD speed ‘Class 6’ or above is recommended for recording motion pictures 
in ‘MOTION JPEG’.
∗ The SD speed class is a speed rating for continuous writing.
 
Depending on the type of card, a card access message may appear for a while after recording a 
motion picture. This is not a defect. 
 
If data is repeatedly recorded and deleted, the total available recording time on the SD card may be 
reduced. To restore the original capacity, use the camera to format the SD card. Be sure to save all 
important data to your computer or other media before formatting, as all data saved to the card will 
be erased.
 
Immediately release the motion picture button after pressing it.
 
Sounds of camera operations, such as zoom movement and beeps may be recorded.
 
[STABILIZER] is fixed at [MODE 1] regardless of the setting before motion picture recording.
 
To fix the focus setting, set [CONTINUOUS AF] to [OFF].
 
The following functions are not available:
Extra Optical Zoom, flash, [FACE RECOG.], [ROTATE DISP.] for pictures taken vertically.
 
Recording automatically ends when there is no more available space. For certain memory cards, 
recording may end while in progress.
 
The screen can become narrower in motion pictures compared to still pictures. Also, if the Aspect 
Ratio is different for still pictures and motion pictures, the angle of view will change when starting to 
record a motion picture. The recordable area is displayed by setting [REC AREA] (→24) to [ON].
 
If Extra Optical Zoom was used before pressing the motion picture button, these settings will be 
cleared, and the recordable area will be larger.
 
[QVGA] in [REC QUALITY] (→108) can only be recorded to the built-in memory.
 
Fast-moving subjects in motion pictures may appear blurred during playback. 
 
Depending on the environment when recording motion pictures, the screen may turn black for an 
instant or noise may be recorded because of static electricity, electromagnetic waves, etc. 
 
It may not be possible to play back motion pictures recorded in [MOTION JPEG] on Panasonic 
digital cameras (LUMIX)∗. (Motion pictures recorded on Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) can be 
played back on this camera.)
∗ Applies to LUMIX cameras sold through December 2008 and some sold in 2009 (FS, LS series). 
 
When recording motion pictures, it is recommended to use a sufficiently charged battery or an AC 
adaptor (optional) and DC coupler (optional).
 
When recording motion pictures using an AC adaptor, if you unplug the AC adaptor or a power 
outage occurs, power to the camera is cut, and the motion picture in progress is no longer recorded.
 
Recording motion pictures in       
Records a motion picture at your preferred settings.
 
• Aperture and shutter speed are automatically set.
 
• The Recording Mode icon changes to 
.
 
Recording motion pictures in     
Records a motion picture at the optimum settings for the selected scene.
 
• Some scenes are switched to the following scenes:
Selected scene
Scenes for motion picture
[BABY]
 (Portrait motion picture)
[NIGHT PORTRAIT], [NIGHT SCENERY], [STARRY SKY]
 (Low light motion picture)
[PANORAMA ASSIST], [SPORTS], [PET], [HI-SPEED 
BURST], [FLASH BURST], [FIREWORKS], [PHOTO FRAME] Normal motion picture
 
• [I.EXPOSURE] is activated automatically, based on conditions depending on the 
Scene Mode.
 
• The following items cannot be set in some Scene Modes:
 
• [WHITE BALANCE]   • [DIGITAL ZOOM]
 
Recording motion pictures in 
Records motion pictures in registered Recording Mode.
Recordable time on 2 GB SD memory card 
For details (→174) 
[REC MODE]
[REC QUALITY]
Recording picture capacity (estimate)
[AVCHD Lite(GPS 
REC)]/ [AVCHD Lite]
[GSH]/[SH]
Approx. 15 min
[GH]/[H]
Approx. 20 min
[GL]/[L]
Approx. 29 min
[MOTION JPEG]
[HD]
8 min 20 s
[WVGA]
20 min 50 s
[VGA]
21 min 40 s
[QVGA]
1 h
 
Press [DISPLAY] before recording to display the recordable time in 
the current Recording Mode and the picture quality.
Available recording time
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