Panasonic VDR-M50PP, VDR-M70PP Operating Instruction
This section explains the basic techniques of recording movies and still images, and also basic settings
on DVD Video Camera.
Basic Operation of DVD Video Camera
Turning DVD Video Camera On or Off
While holding down the button at the center of power
switch, set the switch according to each recording
Power ON status
During playback, set the power switch to “
” when using disc, or set it to “
” when using
Turn the switch while holding down the button at the
center of switch.
Once you turn the DVD Video Camera on to let it
recognize the disc, you can immediately record or play
back the same disc when the DVD Video Camera is
turned on again (DVD-RAM). However, if you remove the
disc, replace it, or if the date changes after power is
turned on, it will take some time for the DVD Video
Camera to start because it must recognize the disc again
(See page 150).
Once you have turned the DVD Video Camera on to
record, you can immediately start recording when turning
the DVD Video Camera on next time (DVD-R disc).
It will take some time for the DVD Video Camera to display
the Disc navigation screen after power is turned on.
When you turn the DVD Video Camera on, the ACCESS
indicator will light or blink to show that the DVD Video
Camera is recognizing the disc or card: During this time,
no operation, such as recording, can be performed.
After several seconds, the ACCESS indicator will go out,
and operating the DVD Video Camera will be possible.
If the ACCESS indicator does not go out, refer to “Check
4” on page 150.
When the DVD Video Camera is turned on, the self-
diagnosis function operates and a message may appear.
In this case, refer to “Error Messages” on page 152 and
take corrective action.
While the ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit
or blinking, do not cause impact or vibration to the DVD
Set to “
To record still on SD Memory
Card or MultiMediaCard
Set to “OFF”:
The DVD Video Camera will
Set to “
To record movie on DVD-
RAM or DVD-R disc
Set to “
To record still on DVD-RAM