Important Information For Your Safety The power switch turns the DVD video camera/recorder on and off, leaving the date/time feature unaffected. If the camera/recorder is to be left unattended for a long period of time, turn it off. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your video product, safety is a major factor in the design of every instrument. But, safety is your responsibility too. This page lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use of DVD video camera/ recorder and accessory equipment.
• If you so, recording, playback or dubbing may not be possible. Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any liability or make compensation for loss of data, or direct or indirect damage when recording or playback is not performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) and viewfinder: • The LCD screen and viewfinder are the products of highly precise technology. Among the total number of pixels (approx. 120,000 pixels for LCD monitor and equivalent to approx. 200,000 pixels for viewfinder), 0.01% or less pixels may be missing (black dots) or may remain lit as colored dots (red, blue, green).
• Using 8 cm CD lens cleaner could cause this DVD video camera/recorder to be faulty. • If you have to clean the lens, use a Hitachi Maxell cleaner that is exclusively for 8 cm DVD discs. Be careful of moisture condensation: •...
Do not turn the DVD video camera/recorder off while the ACCESS/PC indicator or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking: • The ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking to show that data is being written to disc or card, ACCESS/PC or being read from it.
Cautions When Storing Do not leave the DVD video camera/recorder in a place where the temperature is very high for a long period of time: • The temperature inside a closed vehicle or trunk can become very high in a hot season. If you leave the DVD video camera/recorder in such a place, it could malfunction or the case could be damaged.
CLEANING Be sure to set the power switch to “OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder. ●Cleaning LCD screen and camera ●Cleaning DVD Video Camera/ lens Recorder Case Use dry, soft cloth to wipe dirt off. When Do not wipe the DVD video camera/recorder cleaning the LCD screen, be careful not to use case hard with any foreign object, such as grit, force, scratch it, or subject it to impact: Doing...
(generally available) to completely delete the data on it. It is user’s responsibility to control the data on disc and memory card. • Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for leaking of personal data. Read This First To guide you, we have included following five chapters.
About This Manual ●Displays in this manual Understand that the displays are different from those you will actually see in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen. ●Notation of cancel button Press the stop/cancel button to stop your operation midway, or return the menu screen to the preceding one.
Introduction ●Recording is possible on both HDD and DVD: In FINE mode, recording for up to 3 hours is possible on HDD; up to 30 minutes on DVD (p. 43, 159). ●Dubbing to an 8 cm DVD can be performed on this DVD video camera/recorder using only one button: Simple dubbing without a DVD recorder or PC (p.
ATTACHING BATTERY TO DVD VIDEO (Exposure)............. 57 CAMERA/RECORDER........30 REMOVING BATTERY ........30 Compensating for Backlight......57 BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR..32 Built-in Video Flash (for DZ-HS403 only)..58 EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY ......32 Using Full Auto Function........59...
Setting Up Camera Functions ......60 DUBBING ALL SCENES RECORDED ON HDD (DUBBING “ALL”) ..........87 SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH THE SELECTING SCENES RECORDED ON HDD SUBJECT AND DUBBING THEM (SCENE “SELECT” (SWITCHING PROGRAM AE MODE)....60 DUBBING) ............88 RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD TURNING OFF DUBBED MARK FROM MONITOR LIGHT ..........
Cautions when connecting DVD video camera/ UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) recorder to PC ..........140 (UPDATE CONTROL INFO.)......111 DELETING DATA ON HDD Subsidiary Information (FULL FORMAT) ..........111 Introduction to Optional Accessories ..... 141 FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW CAMERA ACCESSORIES ........ 141 (FINALIZE DVD) ..........
Checking Provided Accessories Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package: Battery (model DZ-BP14S): AC adapter/charger DC power cord: Portable power supply for this DVD video (model DZ-ACS3): When powering the DVD video camera/ camera/recorder. Charge it before use. Used to power the DVD video camera/ recorder from household AC outlet, use recorder from AC outlet, or charge battery.
Names of Parts (Inside the cover) 1 Flash (for DZ-HS403 only) (p. 58) 8 Lens hood (for DZ-HS403 only) (p. 54) Always remove this lens hood when using 2 Light receiving sensor the optional tele-conversion or wide- (for DZ-HS403 only) conversion lens.
15 Viewfinder (p. 34) 22 BATTERY EJECT button (p. 30) Press this button when removing the battery. 16 Diopter control (p. 34) 23 Battery attachment platform (p. 30) To adjust the focus of image appearing in the viewfinder. (Pull out the viewfinder.) 24 Record button (REC) (p.
32 33 34 38 39 28 フルオート (FULL AUTO) button (p. 59) 38 CARD ACCESS indicator (p. 8, 44) To switch the DVD video camera /recorder 39 かんたんメニュー (QUICK MENU) button to full automatic. (p. 51) 29 フォーカス (FOCUS) button (p. 55) To display only the functions that you To switch between manual focus and auto-focus.
Setups This section explains preparations for recording – setting up the DVD video camera/recorder and battery. Demonstration Function This DVD video camera/recorder is equipped with a demonstration function. The default at purchase time is “Auto”, which will automatically start the demonstration approx. ten minutes after the DVD video camera/recorder, connected to the AC adapter/charger, is turned on and left unoperated.
ATTACHING LENS CAP Attach the shorter end of lens cap string to the lens cap. Shorter end Attach the longer end of lens cap string to the attachment hole of DVD video camera/ recorder. Longer end Push the both sides of cap inward and attach it over the lens.
• The DVD video camera/recorder uses the “VCR2” infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder is not remote control code of Hitachi VCRs. If you use a exposed to direct sunlight or any intense light. If the Hitachi VCR, etc. with remote control code set to infrared receiver is subject to light stronger than the “VCR2”, a VCR placed near the DVD video camera/...
HDD/DVD/Cards The following table lists the storage media (discs and cards) that can be used on this DVD video camera/recorder and the functions which are available with them: Media DVD-RW DVD-RW Function DVD- DVD-R memory mode) mode) card ● ● ●...
EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER • CD • DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) • CD-R • DVD-RW DL (Dual Layer) • CD-RW • +R DL (Double Layer) • CD-ROM • +RW DL (Double Layer) •...
Preparations for Power Supply USING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER WITH AC ADAPTER/CHARGER It is recommended that you use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder from household AC outlet when you perform settings on it, play back or edit images, or use it indoors.
Note • Be sure to use the DZ-BP14S, DZ-BP14SJ (optional), DZ-BP21SJ (optional) or DZ-BP7SJ (optional, unavailable for DZ-HS403) battery for the DVD video camera/recorder: Using other batteries could cause the DVD video camera/recorder to malfunction, or result in fire. • Be sure to use the DZ-ACS3 AC adapter/charger to charge the battery: Using other chargers could cause electric shock or fire.
●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx. 25ºC) DZ-BP14S (provided)/DZ-BP14SJ (optional): Approx. 165 minutes DZ-BP21S (optional): Approx. 235 minutes DZ-BP7SJ (optional, unavailable for DZ-HS403): Approx. 90 minutes The charge time will vary depending on the remaining power level of battery. ATTACHING BATTERY TO DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER...
260 min approx. 255 min When using LCD monitor approx. 170 min approx. 155 min approx. 230 min approx. 215 min With DZ-BP7SJ (optional, unavailable for DZ-HS403) DZ-HS401 Video mode When using viewfinder approx. 85 min approx. 70 min XTRA When using LCD monitor approx.
BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR When the battery is used to power the DVD video camera/recorder, the battery remaining level appears in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen as follows: Fully charged Nearly empty White portion shows remaining level (Blinks) EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY •...
Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On and While holding down the gray button at the right Note of power switch, set the switch according to • Once you turn the DVD video camera/recorder on to let it recognize the disc, you can immediately record each recording function: or play back by turning the DVD video camera/ Set to “切”...
Viewing Images VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH SCREEN VIEWFINDER If you open the LCD monitor, you can monitor subject image on the LCD screen. Pull out the viewfinder. Open the LCD monitor. Turn the diopter control knob to adjust the focus to suit your eyesight.
1<>2/3 Changing Display Language (Language) You can change the language used to display the menu and information. The following shows that 日本語(Japanese) is changed to English. Choose “English”, and Press the MENU button, then select “初期設 then press A button. 定”...
After setting the current If the displayed date and time are correct, Da t e Se t press the d button to choose “YES”, and date and time, press the 1 2 / 1 / 2 0 0 7 8 : 0 0AM Da t e s e t u p? A button.
RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS (RESET) You can restore menu settings to defaults (initial settings at the factory (p. 156)). (Note, however, that the date/time will not be reset.) Choose “Reset” on the If you are sure that you I n i t i a l S e t u p Re s e t “Initial Setup”...
1<>2/3 LCD/EVF Setup ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS) Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ Press the A button to end the setting. d/c/A buttons to choose “LCD/EVF Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu Note screen, and then choose “LCD Brightness”or •...
ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY (COLOR LEVEL) You can adjust the color density of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder. Press the A button to end the setting. Press the MENU LCD / EVF Se t u p button, use the f/ LCD/ EVF Ad j u s t Note EVF D i s p l a y...
1<>2/ Inserting and Removing Disc Set the power switch to “DVD” or “OFF” . When removing the disc: While pushing down the center portion of When the power switch is set to “HDD” or turntable, pick up the disc, holding its edge, “SD”, the cover of disc insertion block will to remove it.
Note • If the cover of disc insertion block is open, the ACCESS/PC indicator will blink when an image is displayed on the LCD monitor screen: In this case, the DVD video camera/recorder will not turn off even if the power switch is set to “OFF”. If the cover remains open after a while, the DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn off.
Inserting and Removing Card Open the LCD monitor. Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off. Open the cover of card insertion block. Inserting Card: Insert card with its terminal inward until it locks. Removing Card: Push the center of card edge. The card will come out so that it can be held by fingers.
DVD video camera/recorder on. approximately 3 seconds. After the ACCESS/PC indicator goes out, • Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that perform the subsequent operation: cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect. • Each time the DVD video camera/recorder enters the...
Recording Stills Press the PHOTO/SELECT button all the way Note (full pressing). Recording of still images is possible on card. The screen will be black, and then the PHOTO/SELECT recorded still will be displayed. When the button “m” mark appears, you can proceed with the next recording;...
1<>2/3 Swift Restart of Recording (SLEEP/RESTART button) If you press the SLEEP/RESTART button while in the recording pause status instead of turning the DVD video camera/recorder off, the status that recording is possible will be restored in approx. 1 seconds. Setting to the sleep/restart standby Note status:...
1<>2/3 On-Screen Information Various types of information will appear in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen during recording. INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING RECORDING See the next page for details. e 2. Program AE p 7. Microphone filter 3. White balance n 4.
1. Recording mode (p. 43, 44, 68) 9. Self-timer (only in still recording mode) (p. 68) : Movie (HDD/DVD) No display : Self-timer OFF : Self-timer ON : Still (Card) (countdown is from 10 seconds) : External input still (field) (Card) : External input still (frame) (Card) 10.
18. Remaining space on HDD/DVD/Card than this DVD video camera/ recorder (including a DVD-R REM XX : Remaining recordable minutes recorded on a Hitachi DVD video during movie recording camera/recorder marketed before REM XX : Number of remaining recordable DZ-HS403/HS401, but not finalized)
●Switching the information display mode You can switch the display mode of on-screen information: Press the DISPLAY button. The full and minimum display modes will alternate. • Full display mode: All types of information will appear. • Minimum display mode: The recording mode (see 1 on page 46) and recording status (see 11 on page 46) will appear.
●Interpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen facing the same direction as the lens Screen display Description symbol • Status in which recording is not possible on HDD. • An attempt to record a photo on HDD was made. •...
Checking Flow of Menu The following two on-screen menu modes are available with this DVD video camera/recorder: • Full Menu: To display all menu items for experts • Quick Menu: To display only the fundamental menu items for first timers ●Operating Menu The Full Menu will appear if you press the MENU button.
A u t o *1: Not displayed in “SD” status. ENTER RETURN *2: Displayed when DZ-HS403 is recording a photo. Record Functions Setup Adjust (p. 38) EVF Display (p. 39) R e c o r d F u n c t i o n s Se t up...
10-power is exceeded on DZ-HS403 or Press the MENU button to end the setting. optical 15-power is exceeded on DZ-HS401). You can zoom up to 240-power on DZ-HS403; Moving the zoom lever will display the up to 500-power on DZ-HS401.
Use the tele-conversion lens or wide-conversion lens with the following filter diameter and thread pitch to record subjects for stronger telephoto or wide-angle effect: Filter diameter: 37 mm for DZ-HS403; 30.5 mm for DZ-HS401 Thread pitch: 0.75 mm for DZ-HS403; 0.5 mm for DZ-HS401 When attaching the optional DZ-TL1 tele-conversion lens or DZ-WL1 wide-conversion lens, use the optional step-up ring: DZ-SR3037 for DZ-HS401 (see page 141).
1<>2/3 Manually Focusing Subject The DVD video camera/recorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (autofocus). You can also manually focus a subject depending on the recording conditions. FOCUSING DURING RECORDING Normally, the DVD video camera/recorder automatically focuses the subject (autofocus), but you can also manually focus a subject, depending on the recording conditions (manual focus).
Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 55): Objects not in Objects with Objects that the center of little variation are far and screen in brightness, near at the such as white same time wall Objects Objects lit by...
1<>2/3 Adjusting Brightness of Image to be recorded (Exposure) The DVD video camera/recorder usually adjusts the exposure automatically. You can also manually adjust the exposure depending on the recording conditions. Press the EXPOSURE button during recording. The exposure adjustment bar will appear on the screen.
Built-in Video Flash (for DZ-HS403 only) When recording photos in a dark place, or if the subject is lit from rear, the DZ-HS403 makes use of the built-in Video Flash for automatic brightening: The Video Flash can also be set to On where the light is always being emitted, or Off when you wish to record without using the flash even in a dark place.
1<>2/3 Using Full Auto Function Pressing the FULL AUTO button will fully automate the camera functions. Press the FULL AUTO button. “FULL AUTO” will be displayed on the screen of DVD video camera/recorder for several seconds. The following settings will reset to defaults: When setting Reference Function...
1<>2/3 Setting Up Camera Functions • See page 51 for how to set. Before You Begin • No menu screen appears with external input. SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH THE SUBJECT (SWITCHING PROGRAM AE MODE) This DVD video camera/recorder automatically detects the status of subject and surrounding situation and records the optimum image: If you choose the shooting mode to match the recording conditions, clearer images will be recorded.
RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD MONITOR LIGHT When Program AE is set to Low Light, you can use the light from LCD monitor to record a subject. Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ Note d/c buttons to choose “Program AE” on •...
Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ Note d/c buttons to choose “White Bal.” on the • The white balance mode can be confirmed using the on-screen information. “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and • The white balance setting will be stored in memory then press the A button.
USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER (EIS) When you use zoom (see page 53) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image. Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ • After recording with EIS set to “Off”, it is recommended that you return the setting to “On”...
Setting Up Record Functions 1<>2/ SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE) Choose the movie quality from “XTRA”, “FINE”, “STD”. It is recommended that you record critical subjects in the “XTRA” or “FINE” mode. Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ Note d/c/A buttons to choose “VIDEO •...
“16:9 On” specified “16:9 Off” specified (aspect ratio 16:9) (aspect ratio 4:3) When using DZ-HS403 When using DZ-HS401 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ Choose “On”, and then press the A button. d/c buttons to choose “16:9” on the “Record Functions Setup”...
An image recorded with “16:9 On” specified will appear as follows: Display on LCD monitor screen Display in viewfinder Images recorded with “16:9 Off” specified will appear as follows: Display on LCD monitor screen Display in viewfinder Note • The 16:9 setting will be kept even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off. •...
SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY) You can switch the still recording quality. It is recommended that you use “FINE” when recording vital images (p. 160 “Size And Quality Of Photos”). Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ Press the MENU button to end the setting. d/c/A buttons to choose “Quality”...
SWITCHING EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING METHOD (PHOTO INPUT) When “Input Source: LINE, S-LINE” is specified, you can record stills of externally input images on a card. The DVD video camera/recorder can record an external image with little movement by specifying “Frame”, but “Field” is recommended for recording image with movement. Recording Details of setting On-screen display...
1<>2/3 SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT) If you connect this DVD video camera/recorder to a TV to view images on TV screen, you can switch off the on-screen information (displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen) from the TV screen.
1<>2/ Using External Microphone Connect external microphone (generally available) to the external microphone jack of this DVD video camera/recorder. Clearer sound can be recorded. Turn on the switch on external microphone and start recording. For details on external microphone, see “Major Specifications” on page 157. To external microphone jack Note...
Disc Navigation 1<>2/3 Using Disc Navigation STARTING OR TERMINATING DISC NAVIGATION Disc Navigation is a tool for editing scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Here is an explanation on “scene” and “program”, so that you will be able to make most use of Disc Navigation function.
REC button again. Photo (still) ....“One scene” refers to a single photo recording by pressing the PHOTO/SELECT button. *2 Icon displayed on a photo recorded on a DVD-RAM using a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder that can record photos on a DVD-RAM.
PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Note • Pressing the d or c button will move the cursor Use the f/e/d/c buttons to select to the preceding or following scene. Pressing the f or e button will move to the desired scene.
• Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder to play Before You Begin back scenes on it. (p. 43, 44). • Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 33). 1<>2/3 PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE Playing Back Note •...
1<>2/ CAPTURING PHOTO You can record an image displayed during playback of video as a photo on a card. Press the MENU button at a scene you wish Note to capture during playback. • You can also press PHOTO/SELECT button for the scene you wish to capture in step 1: The screen for verifying capture will appear.
1<>2/ SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE During playback, press the f or e button to Portion being played back locate the start of desired scene. Press e once: Press f Press f Press e Press e To skip to the first image of the scene twice once once...
1<>2/3 JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO) Press the MENU button Top: Go T o during playback. To go to the start, and enter playback pause. T o p En d S p e c i f y End: Choose the option To go to the end of last scene, and enter ENTER RETURN...
1<>2/3 INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK Various types of information on recording will be superimposed on playback image you are viewing. 9:30AM 12/ 1 / 2007 No display Playback information Recording date/time display ●Switching the information display Program or Play List. mode Number of program or play list being played back (not displayed when all programs are...
SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select multiple scenes. Use the f/e/d/c buttons to select the desired scene. Press the PHOTO/SELECT button once: The selected scene will be framed in red and yellow.
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC NAVIGATION The Disc Navigation mode will allow a variety of further operations. Functions Available with Disc Navigation Available Reference Contents function page Editing of scenes You can delete unnecessary scenes, 89 – 91 ● ● ● combine scenes, or divide one scene.
UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION MENU Press the MENU button on the Disc Navigation screen: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and menu screens for HDD/DVD/Card will appear. Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 51). Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
●When using DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) Scene Edit (p. 89) Divide (p. 90) Effect (p. 92) Delete (p. 89) Copy* (p. 95) Combine (p. 91) Select (p. 97) Move* (p. 91, 107) Will appear when a play list is displayed. Detail (p. 98) Fade (p.
●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW Start → Current Scene Select (p. 97) (p. 97) Current → End Detail (p. 98) (p. 97) (p. 97) Program Select (p. 99) DVD Setting Finalize DVD (p. 112) Play (p. 100) Unfinalize DVD* (p. 113) Format DVD* (p.
Dubbing on DVD This DVD video camera/recorder allows you to choose the desired method when dubbing images recorded on HDD to a DVD: “New”: To dub scenes recorded on HDD to a DVD, without dubbed marks appearing, beginning with the first scene without dubbed mark. “Date”: To dub scenes recorded on HDD on the same date to a DVD, beginning with the first scene.
(VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, the scene before the division will be dubbed. • Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for compensation or loss of data, or direct or indirect damage when dubbing is not performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder.
Replace the DVD. After dubbing is finished, check the “Delete If one disc cannot contain all scenes, the Scene” screen. screen for verifying DVD replacement will Choosing “YES” will delete the dubbed appear. To continue dubbing, press the DISC scenes from the HDD. EJECT button, and then replace the DVD: To retain the dubbed scenes on the HDD, Dubbing will restart from the scene...
DUBBING ALL SCENES RECORDED ON HDD (DUBBING “ALL”) You can dub all scenes recorded on the HDD to a DVD from the beginning in sequence. If the scenes cannot be included on one DVD, count the capacity size of scenes, and dub the scenes that can be stored on the DVD.
SELECTING SCENES RECORDED ON HDD AND DUBBING THEM (SCENE “SELECT” DUBBING) You can select desired scenes recorded on HDD and dub only those scenes on DVDs. Press the DUBBING button. If the total capacity size of the selected scenes The Dubbing Menu will appear. exceeds the remaining free space on DVD, the You can also display the Dubbing Menu from remaining bar at the top right of screen will...
Scene 1<3 DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) You may want to delete unwanted scenes. Scenes on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R cannot be deleted, and menu item “Delete” will not appear with DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R. When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu, but the scenes recorded last on it can be deleted (see page 74).
●Editing using submenu Press the MENU button before pressing the A button in step 5 (see page 89): The submenu will appear. Edit Delete ....To delete selected scenes Exit......To restore the Disc Navigation screen Start → Current..To select scenes from the start to the one that the cursor is on Select at the moment Current →...
1< COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES (EDIT – COMBINE) If you have recorded numerous short scenes, combining them will be facilitated by the use of Disc Navigation. Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes: When using the HDD or a DVD-RAM, combining scenes is possible only when “Category: All”...
1< DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY (EFFECT – FADE) You can add fading to the beginning and/or end of scene. There are three types of special effects: Fade Out Fade Out Fade Out Fade In Fade In Fade In White: Wipe: B/W: Fades in from white screen Fades in from black screen Fades in from Black and...
1< PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES (EFFECT – SKIP) You can specify “Skip” for scenes you do not want to play back: The selected scenes will be skipped. Press the C button to quit. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Place the cursor on the scene to which skip is A skip icon “...
1< CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS (EFFECT – THUMBNAIL) Normally, the first image of the recorded scene is displayed as a thumbnail: You can choose another image of the scene for thumbnail. If you set a vivid image to thumbnail, you can know what you recorded from a glance at the Disc Navigation screen.
COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM TO CARD (COPY) • Set the DVD-RAM (recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder that can record photos on a DVD-RAM) that includes the photos you Before You Begin wish to copy, and a card with recordable space, in this DVD video camera/recorder.
LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK) You can lock each photo recorded on card so that it will not be deleted or edited by mistake. ●To unlock the scene Set the power switch to “SD”. Select the locked scene, and then use the Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
1<>2/3 SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN (SELECT) You can use this “Select” function to select consecutive scenes at one time. This function is useful when there are numerous scenes. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Choose “Select” on the “Scene” menu screen. Choose “Start →...
S k i p : O f f *2 This will appear with a DVD-RAM, including F a d e I N : No n e OUT : None D u b b e d photos recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/ PREV NEXT RETURN recorder that has this capability.
Program WHAT IS “PROGRAM”? Program refers to an assembly of scenes recorded on the same date regardless of whether they are movie or still. Scene No. 1 Scene No. 2 Scene No. 3 Scene No. 4 Scene No. 5 Scene No. 6 9:00AM Movie Still...
1<>2/ PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY) You can play back only the selected program. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the program to be played back, and then press the A button. Press the MENU button. Playback will start from the first scene of the Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to selected program.
●Characters available for entering Note • If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the C title button once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding You can choose the title input mode. down the C button will delete all letters in the TITLE To change the input mode in step 5, press the column.
1< Play List WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”? You can create a play list on this DVD video camera/recorder by gathering your favorites from the recorded scenes. Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the HDD/DVD capacity by making a play list.
1< SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST (SELECT) Select the desired one of multiple play lists: The Disc Navigation screen of the selected play list will appear. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the “Select Playlist” screen to select the play list you wish to display, and then press the A button.
1< ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the e button to move the cursor to the Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. lower row, and press the d or c button to Press the MENU button. select the point where the scene is to be inserted.
1< DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the A button. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and then press the MENU button. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to delete other scenes. Display the editing screen of the play list to Press the C button: The screen for verifying be edited.
1< DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) You can delete scenes from play list on the editing screen. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and Choose “Delete” on the “Edit” menu screen, and then press the A button. then press the MENU button.
1< CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE) The play lists have serial numbers in the order you have created them, along with the created dates/ times: You can change this title at any time. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. After changing the title, the Disc Navigation screen on the play list whose title has been Press the MENU button.
1<>2/3 Go To From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the first scene or last scene, and playback will start from that point. MOVING TO BEGINNING (END) OF HDD/DVD/CARD Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. choose “Top”...
1< PROTECTION You can protect the HDD and a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) in order to prevent recorded images from being erased or edited by mistake. Further recording will not be possible on protected disc until the protection is released. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Note •...
1< UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR- MODE) (UPDATE CONTROL INFO.) Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder handles information on scenes, such as thumbnail, skip, fade, in a particular manner. If you use another device to edit a disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, and then use the data again with Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder, the Disc Navigation may not appear normally.
<>2/ FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW (FINALIZE DVD) • Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder when finalizing a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW. Finalization cannot be Before You Begin executed using a battery. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off during finalization and the finalization is interrupted, incorrect finalization will result, and at worst, the disc may be damaged.
>/ ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DVD) You can unfinalize the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW finalized on this DVD video camera/recorder so that additional recording can be done on it. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Unfinalize DVD”...
DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) If you insert a DVD-RAM that includes photos recorded on a DVD video camera/recorder other than DZ-HS403/HS401, the scenes on the disc will be displayed in the order of recording, regardless of whether they are movies or stills.
1<>2/ PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. If the range for playback has been specified: Playback of the scenes in that range will repeat. See page 79 and 97 when selecting multiple scenes. Press the MENU button. ●To release Repeat Play Use the f/e/d/ O t h e r s...
1<>2/3 Viewing on TV Screen Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A TV Use the provided AV/S input/output cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a TV as follows: To S-VIDEO To video/audio input jack* input jacks To AV input/output jack AV/S input/output cable White (provided)
• The infrared remote control is useful when operating the DVD video camera/recorder while viewing an Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to image on TV screen. However, if you use a Hitachi switch the TV input. VCR, the remote control may inadvertently operate the VCR if it is near the DVD video camera/recorder.
1<>2/ Playback on DVD Recorder/Player PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) You can use a DVD recorder or DVD player that conforms to DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) to play back 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player Note and play it back.
AC outlet using the AC adapter/charger. • If you use a Hitachi VCR, it will be operated by the remote control* provided with the DVD video camera/recorder. When recording an image from a Hitachi VCR, change the remote control code of the VCR to other than “VCR2”.
Set the input source on Note L IN the DVD video • Reduce the volume of external input sound heard 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 3 0 MIN from the built-in speaker: The loud volume may cause camera/recorder to noise to enter the recorded image.
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES You can record (dub) images played back on this DVD video camera/recorder, on other video devices. Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another video device as shown in the following figure: Signal flow To video/audio To S-VIDEO...
1<>2/3 Connecting to PC Connecting to PC Software Provided You can utilize on PC the videos and photos recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, using the PC connection cable and software CD-ROM provided, or generally available software. The provided CD-ROM contains the following software for Windows and Macintosh: Windows ImageMixer 3 This allows you to import the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC.
Windows XP Professional Edition or higher See the following Websites to fine out whether the provided software can be used on Windows Vista: URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html URL: http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/ • Computer: IBM PC/AT compatible, with the above OS preinstalled. ® ® ® ®...
Installing Software [When using Windows] Turn the PC on. Checking license agreement: If you have been using the PC, terminate all Carefully read the license agreement: If you running software programs. accept the contents, choose “I accept the terms of the license agreement”, and then Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD- click “Next”.
Choosing video system: After installation is finished, the screen for The screen for setting the video system will prompting restart will appear: Click “Finish” appear, and then click “Next”. to restart the PC. After restart, remove the CD-ROM from the Installing the software is now complete.
[When using Macintosh] Turn the Macintosh on, and insert the Choose the installation destination and type provided CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of of installation, and click “Continue”. Then Macintosh. click “Install”. Follow the instructions on screen for Double-click the DVDHS7S icon displayed on operation: Installation will start.
Connecting to PC via PC Connection Cable Use the provided PC connection cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to PC as shown below. To USB connection terminal To PC connection terminal PC connection cable (provided) Note • The PC connection cable does not supply power to the DVD video camera/recorder: Use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder.
When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the DVD video camera/recorder will be recognized as a drive. The drive will appear on screen as follows: [When using Windows] If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC with its power switch set to “HDD” or “DVD”, it will be recognized as an optical disc drive, and a disc set in the DVD video camera/ recorder can be accessed.
●When removing disc [When using Windows] Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to choose the drive icon of DVD video camera/recorder. → Right-click the mouse. → Choose “Eject”. → The cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will open. Insert another disc and close the cover: The disc will be recognized.
BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION (UNPLUGGING PC CONNECTION CABLE)/CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH [When using Windows] Choose “USB mass storage device”. The drive Before unplugging the PC connection cable name (E:, etc.) will depend on the PC used. from PC, terminate the application and then click the “Hardware Removal”...
Using ImageMixer 3 for Windows ImageMixer 3 allows you to capture the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC, edit the video file, and create a DVD-Video or DVD-VR using the video file. The following shows the basic operation of ImageMixer 3. Refer to the electronic instruction manual that can be read on PC for detailed instructions about ImageMixer 3: While ImageMixer 3 is being activated, click “Help”...
CREATING DVD-VIDEO USING IMAGES RECORDED ON HDD/DISC You can use the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder to create a disc that can be viewed on DVD recorders/players. * A DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalized on this DVD video camera/recorder (see page 112).
On the “Importing Device” screen, choose import the images. When the images on “Hitachi DVDCAM (HDD)” when the power DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW are switch is set to “HDD”; and “Hitachi imported, the recording date/time will not DVDCAM” when the power switch is set to appear.
Click “Write” to create a DVD-Video. • If a video recorded on the HDD in this DVD video camera/recorder for extended hours is too long for Clicking “Write” will display the screen for one disc, cut-edit the video so that it can be recorded writing.
USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on HDD (DVD when DVD is being chosen) will appear. Select the scene you wish to play back and click “Playback”.
USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on HDD (DVD when DVD is being chosen) will appear. Select the scene you wish to import and click “Import”.
Clicking Library will display a list of video Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. files imported into Macintosh using Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the ImageMixer 3. left of screen: The images recorded on HDD Select the video files from which you wish to or disc will appear.
Write to a DVD. Note You can check the video files in a DVD list. • If you load a written DVD-RW in the write drive, a dialog “Are you sure you want to delete the contents Select the video file you wish to check and of disc?”...
Uninstalling Software [When using Windows] Use “Control Panel” to open “Add or Remove Applications”, choose the application to be uninstalled from the displayed list of applications, and then click the “Change/Remove” button. Note • After uninstalling software, be sure to restart the PC. •...
Doing so will make the disc unusable. Data may be readable or writable from/to the DVD video camera/recorder using software other than that provided with the DVD video camera/recorder, but Hitachi does not guarantee the operation. If the PC is started from suspend (or sleep or standby) with the DVD video camera/recorder connected to the PC, the DVD video camera/recorder may not be recognized: Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder from PC once, and restart the PC.
Battery (DZ-BP7SJ)* Battery (DZ-BP14SJ) Battery (DZ-BP21SJ) *2 Unavailable for DZ-HS403. • Refer to the catalog for details. • The models and specifications of the optional accessories shown on this page are subject to change, and their production may be discontinued.
Trouble Messages A message may appear while you are operating the DVD video camera/recorder. If a message appears, refer to the following table and take appropriate corrective action. Messages are arranged in alphabetical order. Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page (1) Data error in a part It is possible that the system cannot normally complete writing of of image file.
Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Cannot combine scene Scenes in different programs (different recording dates) cannot of multiple programs. be combined. Create a Playlist first, and then combine such Create PlayList first, scenes on the playlist. and then combine scenes.
Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Card error has • The card terminals may be dirty: Wipe off dirt, and try the card occurred. again, or use another card. • Data other than still image may be included: Use another card. Card error has Was the card formatted on PC? Was formatting interrupted occurred.
Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page DVD error has occurred. Disc error could have occurred during editing of scenes. Keep DVD inside & Turn off the DVD video camera/recorder with the disc being used restart. in it, connect AC adapter/charger, and then power the DVD video camera/recorder again.
Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page DVD-RAM, Finalize is This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a not required. DVD-RAM loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder. No finalization is necessary for a DVD-RAM. END OF CARD No more recording on this card can be done: Delete unnecessary 89, 160 stills or use another card.
Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page NO DVD This message may appear when the DVD video camera/recorder or disc is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Condensation has occurred on the camera/recorder lens or HDD/ DVD drive. Do not remove the disc; leave the DVD video camera/ recorder turned off in a place as dry as possible for 1 –...
Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page This DVD cannot be A disc that cannot be used on this DVD video camera/recorder used. Please replace has been loaded. Check the type of disc. DVD. This DVD is finalized. This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a Finalize is not required.
Troubleshooting Check to see the following before asking for a repair. If the suggested solution still cannot restore the DVD video camera/recorder to normal, do not attempt to repair it yourself, but consult your dealer. Power supplies Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Battery cannot be Is the ambient temperature too low or too high?
Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Power cannot be turned Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger once, and then press the off. RESET button of DVD video camera/recorder: Reattach a power 28, 30, 156 supply to DVD video camera/recorder before turning it on again. Even if the DVD video The DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn on to camera/recorder is off,...
Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Focus is not correct. Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject? Focus manually. Does manual focus icon appear? The DVD video camera/recorder is set to manual focus. Focus the subject manually, or release manual focus. Is the diopter control correctly adjusted if you are using the viewfinder as a monitor? Adjust the diopter control.
Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page No sound. Is the TV volume control set correctly? Adjust TV volume control, and be sure to adjust the volume on Disc Navigation Was the image recorded from AV input/output jack with thumbnails do not interference? —...
Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Error occurs during The temperature of DVD video camera/recorder is too high due writing to disc. to continuous operation. Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder from PC once, — remove the disc from the DVD video camera/recorder, and then turn it off.
Miscellaneous Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page No DVD video camera/ Is a fully charged battery attached? recorder operation. Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered from AC outlet? 28, 29 Power does not come Execute system reset (press the RESET button). on, or no operation Has the DVD video camera/recorder been subjected to impact? occurs by pressing...
Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Disc cover cannot be Is disc correctly inserted? closed. Was disc inserted from wrong direction? Remove the disc and then reinsert it. Connect a fully charged battery or AC adapter/charger, and then 28, 30 turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
System Reset If the DVD video camera/recorder does not operate normally, perform “System Reset”: The DVD video camera/recorder may recover to normal. “System Reset” will reset all settings to factory defaults. The date and time will also be reset: Set the date and time again before using the DVD video camera/recorder. Set the power switch to “OFF”...
Auto/Manual Zoom Optical 10× (DZ-HS403), Optical 15× (DZ-HS401), 40× – 240× (DZ-HS403), 60×–500× (DZ-HS401) with digital zoom added, 40× (DZ-HS403), 60× (DZ-HS401) for still Required minimum illumination 24 l× in Auto mode (1/30) 1 l× in Low Light mode (1/4) Viewfinder 0.2-inch color TFT (equivalent to approx.
Conforming to DVD video format (Dolby Digital) Movie: DVD+RW video format (Dolby Digital) Card Still: Conforming to JPEG (DZ-HS403: 2,016×1,512 pixels, DZ-HS401: 1,280×960 pixels, External input: 640 × 480 pixels) standard Audio playback format MPEG Audio layer 2, linear PCM, Dolby Digital Recordable discs 8 cm DVD-RAM (conforming to DVD-RAM Ver.
Total weight when recording DZ-HS403 approx. 560 g (When using the battery pack DZ- BP14S) DZ-HS401 approx. 510 g (When using the battery pack DZ- BP14S) Provided accessories AC adapter/charger, Battery, AV/S input/output cable, Infrared remote control, Lithium battery for remote control,...
License Agreement ■ Grant of License • Hitachi, Ltd. nonexclusively grants you the right to install this program in one computer and use it, but this right cannot be transferred to a third party. • You can duplicate one copy of this program in a form readable on computer, but only for the purpose of backup, and under the condition that the display concerning the copyright remains in the original status.