Hitachi DZMV200EUK Instruction Manual
Hitachi DZMV200EUK Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 DZMV238EAU DZMV230EUK DZMV208EAU DZMV200EUK Instruction manual To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use, please read this instruction manual completely.
  • Page 2: Important Information

    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.
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 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.
  • Page 4 Attachments Power Lines — Do not use attachments unless recom- — An outside antenna system should not be mended by the video product manufacturer as they may cause located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric hazards. light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits.
  • Page 5 SERVICE Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are re- Servicing — Do not attempt to service this video product quired, have the service technician verify that the replacements yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to he uses have the same safety characteristics as the original dangerous voltage or other hazards.
  • Page 6 Important for United Kingdom (for DZ-MV230E(UK)/DZ-MV200E(UK)) The mains lead on this equipment is supplied with shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the a moulded plug incorporating a fuse, the value of mains supply. which is indicated on the pin face of the plug. IMPORTANT Should the fuse need to be replaced, an ASTA or The wires in the mains lead are coloured in...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    • The section on “Advanced Techniques” explains Get to know your DVD video camera/recorder by settings on this DVD video camera/recorder for using this manual, and get to know Hitachi. We more advanced usage. appreciate your business. • The section on “Using Disc Navigation” explains...
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Important Information ........2 Basic Techniques For Your Safety ..........2 Basic Handling of DVD video camera/ IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ......3 recorder ............40 Read This First ........... 7 Turning DVD Video Camera/ About This Manual ......... 10 Recorder On ..........
  • Page 9 Turning Record LED On or Off ....65 Finalising Disc ..........90 Changing Display Language ....... 65 Playing Back Scenes Repeatedly Initialising All Settings to Defaults ....66 (Repeat Play) ..........90 Disc Navigation Connecting to Other Devices Before Using Disc Navigation ....... 67 Viewing on TV Screen ........
  • Page 10: About This Manual

    About This Manual Photographs in this manual: Photographs taken using digital still camera are used for explanation of images that appear in the view- finder or on the LCD screen in this manual. Understand that they look different from those you will actually view in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.
  • Page 11: Checking Provided Accessories

    Checking Provided Accessories Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package: Battery (model DZ-BP14(R)): Ac adapter (model DZ-ACE1): Power cable: Portable power supply for this DVD Connect this device to the DVD Connect between household AC video camera/recorder. Charge it video camera/recorder to power it outlet and AC adapter.
  • Page 12: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts !0 !1 !2 !3 !4 q Optical 12x zoom lens (p. 47) o Stereo microphone (p. 42) w Lens hood (p. 48) !0 2.5" type liquid crystal display (inside) (p. 40) e Accessory shoe (p. 43) !1 OPEN button (p. 40) Slide the cover to remove it, and then attach the optional video flash, Press this button and hold it while...
  • Page 13 !5 !6 !7 TO PC A / V (Inside the cover) @3 @4 @5 !5 AV input/output jack (p. 91) @5 Record button (REC) (p. 42) !6 PC connection terminal (TO PC) @6 Power switch (p. 42, 43) (p. 97) PHOTO : To r e c o r d s t i l l images...
  • Page 14 SELECT DISC NAVIGATION MENU DISPLAY VOL. BRIGHT EXPOSURE FOCUS RESET #3 #4 # 5 @9 Speaker (p. 44) #4 LCD BRIGHT button (p. 41) The sound accompanying a movie Press this button to start LCD being played back will be heard screen brightness adjustment.
  • Page 15 DISPLAY DIGITAL ZOOM ZOOM SELECT DISC NAVIGATION MENU DELETE DZ-RM2W DISPLAY button (p. 52) ZOOM T button (p. 47) DIG. ZOOM button (p. 57) ZOOM W button (p. 47) DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 70) SELECT button (p. 71) REVERSE SEARCH button (p. 45) REVERSE SKIP button (p.
  • Page 16: Viewing Demonstration

    Viewing Demonstration This DVD video camera/recorder has versatile functions, including special effects. Before using the DVD video camera/recorder, view the demonstration to see what it can do. Referring to step 2 on page 31, connect the DVD video camera/recorder, AC adapter and power cable to power the DVD video camera/recorder from AC outlet.
  • Page 17: Features Of Dvd Video Camera/Recorder

    Features of DVD video camera/recorder Versatile Functions Available This DVD video camera/recorder has numerous useful functions. However, the functions that can be used will vary depending on whether DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc is used. Use the functions, following the table below: Camera Functions: Disc Navigation Functions: Disc used...
  • Page 18: Recording On Disc

    Recording on Disc You can use both 8 cm DVD-RAM and DVD-R discs In addition, simply loading a DVD-RAM disc into a on this DVD video camera/recorder for recording. PC equipped with DVD-RAM drive and DVD video The recorded video and audio will be stored on an recording software compatible with 8 cm DVD-RAM 8 cm DVD-RAM disc or 8 cm DVD-R disc.
  • Page 19: Cautions When Using

    Cautions When Using Do not subject the DVD video camera/ Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with recorder to impact: care: • This DVD video camera/recorder is a precision • The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do machine: Take great care that you do not strike not press its surface with any force, hit it, or it against a hard object or allow it to fall.
  • Page 20 Do not use the DVD video camera/ Be careful of moisture condensation: recorder near TV or radio: • When you move the DVD video camera/re- corder between places where the difference in • This could cause noise to appear on the TV temperatures is great, such as entering a lodge screen, or interference could enter radio broad- from a ski slope, or going out of a cooled room...
  • Page 21 Do not turn the DVD video camera/ Do not wipe the DVD video camera/ recorder off while the CHARGE/ACCESS recorder case with benzene or thinner: indicator is blinking: • The coating of case could peel off or the case could deteriorate. •...
  • Page 22: Cautions When Storing

    DVD video camera/ recorder or disc. Also, Hitachi will not be respon- sible for your recorded video and audio.
  • Page 23: Discs

    DVD video camera/recorder has been confirmed. * To play back the finalised DVD-R disc on PC, Using a disc other than that made by Hitachi Maxell you will need DVD playback software. The DVD may not allow the DVD video camera/recorder playback software “Power DVD XP”...
  • Page 24: Removing And Replacing Disc From/In Cartridge Or Caddy

    If you handle or use the disc incorrectly, the re- back may not be normal, or Disc Navigation may corded data may be lost. Hitachi cannot be respon- not operate normally, when the disc replaced in cartridge or caddy is used on this DVD video sible for damages from loss of recorded data.
  • Page 25 With disc packed in caddy Write-protect tabs The cartridge has write-protect tabs to prevent Removing the disc overwriting on recorded data. Make sure that the write-protect tab is set to the side where recording Insert your finger is possible. into the hole in the centre of disc and lightly lift it up (in the direction of ar-...
  • Page 26: Disc Storage Capacity

    Disc Storage Capacity The movies and stills that can be recorded on an 8 cm disc used in this DVD video camera/recorder are as follows: Prepare discs according to the scheduled recording time and conditions. DVD-RAM disc storage capacity Recordable time on DVD-R disc Recordable time of movies on Recordable time Movie quality mode...
  • Page 27: Setups

    Setups This section explains preparations for recording - setting up the DVD video camera/recorder and battery pack. Setting Up the DVD video camera/recorder Holding DVD video camera/recorder Insert your right hand from the bottom of DVD Caution: Do not lift the DVD video camera/re- video camera/recorder up to the base of your corder by holding the viewfinder or LCD moni- thumb.
  • Page 28: Attaching Lens Cap

    Attaching Lens Cap Pass the provided string through the hole in the lens cap and attach it to the hand strap of DVD video camera/recorder. Use the string to attach the cap to the DVD video Note: Always keep the lens cap on when not us- ing the DVD video camera/recorder, to protect the camera/recorder.
  • Page 29: Inserting Batteries Into Remote Control

    Note: The DVD video camera/recorder uses the “VCR2” remote control code of Hitachi VCRs. If you use a Hitachi VCR, etc. with remote control code set to “VCR2”, a VCR placed near the DVD video...
  • Page 30: Setting Up The Battery

    Setting Up the Battery The DZ-BP14(R) battery pack provided with this DVD video camera/recorder has not been charged at purchase time: Charge it before using the DVD video camera/recorder. Note: Be sure to use the specified battery DZ-BP14(R)/DZ-BP16 (sold separately) or DZ-BP28 (sold sepa- rately) for the DVD video camera/recorder: Using other batteries could cause the DVD video camera/ recorder to malfunction, or result in fire.
  • Page 31: Charging Battery

    Charging Battery Use the provided AC adapter to charge the battery. Attach the battery pack to the DVD Note: Charge the battery in the temperature range of 10 °C - 30 °C. video camera/recorder. Note: Make sure that the battery is securely in- stalled: Incomplete attachment could cause the Connect the AC adapter between the battery to fall and be damaged.
  • Page 32 Continuously recordable time on Without any extraordinary operation, such as zooming: DVD video camera/recorder with The continuously DVD video camera/recorder re- fully charged battery cordable time in the above table shows the time The reference for DVD video camera/recorder re- available when the DVD video camera/recorder is cordable time with fully charged battery is between in the recording mode without using any other...
  • Page 33: Battery Remaining Level Indicator

    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 (Blinks) White portion shows remaining level Handling the dead battery •...
  • Page 34: Using Dvd Video Camera/Recorder With Ac Adapter

    An AC plug adapter is required in some for- the DVD video camera/recorder off. eign countries. If you need one purchase it from your Hitachi distributor. Connect the AC adapter between the DC IN 8.4V Note: If the CHARGE/ACCESS indicator does not...
  • Page 35: Setting Date And Time

    Setting Date and Time Set the current date and time correctly so that the date and time you make a recording can be recorded correctly. Setting the correct date and time will allow you to store the correct information on recording. (The following procedure can also be used to correct the date and time you have already set.) MENU button...
  • Page 36: Changing Display Format Of Date And Time

    Changing Display Format of Date and Time You can select one of three date display formats: day/month/year, month/day/year or year/month/ day. Associated with the selected date display, the time display format will also change as follows: Display format Example of display 17:30 D/M/Y 25/5/2002...
  • Page 37: Inserting And Ejecting Disc

    Inserting and Ejecting Disc Inserting Disc With this DVD video camera/recorder the recorded video and audio are stored on DVD-RAM* or DVD-R disc. * When using an uninitialised DVD-RAM disc, it must be formatted (see p. 88). Make sure that the How to set both-side recordable disc DVD video camera/ •...
  • Page 38 When using DVD-R disc Gently push the section indicated “PUSH/ CLOSE” on the cover of disc insertion block Recognition of the disc will (hand strap), to close the cover. start. When you use a brand-new disc, the messages on the right will appear in se- quence by pressing the button between messages.
  • Page 39: Removing Disc

    Removing Disc Set the power switch to “POWER OFF” to turn Gently push the section indicated “PUSH/ the DVD video camera/recorder off. CLOSE” on the cover of disc insertion block (hand strap), to close the cover. A click will be heard, which means that the disc PUSH is unlocked and can be removed.
  • Page 40: Basic Techniques

    Basic Techniques This section explains about recording of movies and still images, and also basic settings on DVD video camera/recorder. Basic Handling of DVD video camera/recorder Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On hile holding down the red button at the centre of power switch, turn the switch to set it to “...
  • Page 41: Lcd Screen Brightness Adjustment

    LCD Screen Brightness Adjustment button Press the LCD BRIGHT button. LCD BRIGHT button The “BRIGHT” indicator will light on the screen. (The indicator will go out in approximately 5 seconds.) BRIGHT indicator Use the button to adjust the brightness. Pressing will change the brightness of LCD screen and also move the position of “BRIGHT”...
  • Page 42: Recording Movie

    ACCESS indicator will go out. Note: For various functions available during record- ing, see “Setting Up Camera Functions” on page 54. Note: Hitachi cannot be responsible for video Press the REC button. and audio that cannot be recorded or edited be- cause of any defect.
  • Page 43: Recording Stills

    Recording Stills This DVD video camera/recorder can record two types of still image on disc - a still to be viewed on TV (MPEG image of 704 576 pixels) and a still to be used on PC [JPEG image of 1280 960 pixels (on DZ- MV238E(AU) and DZ-MV230E(UK)), 1024 768 pixels (on DZ-MV208E(AU) and DZ-MV200E(UK))].
  • Page 44: Immediately Checking Recorded Scene

    Playing Back Immediately Checking Recorded Scene You can check your recording immediately on the spot. Press the button. Playback will stop, and recording pause status will be restored. Note: When the LCD monitor is opened, playback sound will be heard from the speaker. Adjust the Speaker sound volume using the volume control buttons ( Note:...
  • Page 45: Search Playback

    Search Playback Note: When you skip or search scenes from play- uring playback, tilt the joystick to left or right back or playback pause, the screen will be dark and hold it: Search playback of scenes will briefly. start. Note: If the temperature inside the DVD video : Scenes will be visually scanned forward camera/recorder is high, it may not operate nor- : Scenes will be visually scanned backward...
  • Page 46: Searching For Point You Wish To View By Specifying It (Go To)

    Searching for Point You Wish to View by Specifying It (Go To) You can specify any point that you want to view in order to search for it. Specifying the point to view Press the MENU button during playback or Choose “Specify”...
  • Page 47: Zooming

    Zooming This DVD video camera/recorder can optically zoom in on subject up to 12 powers, digitally multiplied by 20 powers for movie recording and 4 powers for still recording. Recording in ove the zoom lever down to “T” control side, wide area and the subject image will gradually become telescopic: Move the zoom lever up to “W”...
  • Page 48: Focusing When Recording Movie

    Focusing When Recording Movie This DVD video camera/recorder automatically focuses a subject at the centre of screen (auto-focus). When the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on, auto-focus will always be set. Focusing range You can switch the display mode of on-screen information: •...
  • Page 49: Manually Focusing Subject During Movie Recording

    Manually Focusing Subject during Movie Recording The DVD video camera/recorder measures the distance to a subject viewed at the centre of screen and automatically focuses on it. If you want to record by adding special effects or focusing on a subject image off the centre of screen, adjust the focus manually.
  • Page 50: Adjusting Exposure Manually

    Adjusting Exposure Manually This DVD video camera/recorder measures the subject brightness and automatically adjusts the exposure. You can also adjust the exposure manually when the subject is lit from rear or for special effects recording. Press the EXPOSURE button in the recording pause status.
  • Page 51: On-Screen Information

    On-Screen Information Various types of information will appear in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen during recording and playback. Information Display During Recording Electronic image stabilizer (EIS) (only in movie recording mode) No display : EIS OFF : EIS ON Program AE (only in movie recording mode) Recording mode No display : Auto...
  • Page 52: Switching The Information Display Mode

    Switching the information display mode You can switch the display mode of on-screen information: ress the DISPLAY button. • Full display mode: All types of information will appear. • Minimum display mode: Only the recording mode, status display and warning will appear. The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
  • Page 53: Information Display During Playback

    Information Display During Playback Various types of information on recording will be superimposed on playback image you are viewing in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen. Playback information Recording date/time No display display Switching the information display VIDEO or PHOTO Programme or Play List...
  • Page 54: Advanced Techniques

    Advanced Techniques This section explains about various settings to further extend the usefulness of this DVD video camera/ recorder. Setting Up Camera Functions Selecting Shooting Mode to Match the Subject (Switching Programme AE Mode) This DVD video camera/recorder automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture according to the subject brightness for optimum recording: You can also specify one of six modes depending on the sub- ject conditions, recording environment or purpose of filming.
  • Page 55: White Balance (Auto/Hold)

    White Balance (Auto/Hold) With this DVD video camera/recorder you can switch the white balance between Auto and Hold. Use the joystick to select Mode Details of setting On-screen display “Auto” or “Hold”, and White balance is then press the but- Auto always adjusted no display...
  • Page 56: Using The Electronic Image Stabilizer (Eis)

    Using the Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) This DVD video camera/recorder is equipped with an electronic image stabilizer function: When you use zoom to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image. Checking EIS On or Off Press the MENU button in the recording pause status.
  • Page 57: Switching Digital Zoom Off

    Switching Digital Zoom Off When the zoom lever is moved down to “T” control side with Dig. Zoom 48x or 240x specified, digital zoom will automatically kick in when optical 12x zoom range is exceeded. You can set the digital zoom to 48x or 240x for movie recording, or 48x for still recording.
  • Page 58: Switching To 16:9 Mode

    Switching to 16:9 Mode If you intend to play back recorded images on a wide-screen TV, it is recommended that you switch the screen size to 16:9 mode. Press the MENU button in the recording pause Note: The black bands that appear across the top and bottom of screen will not be recorded.
  • Page 59: Setticng Up Record Functions

    Setticng Up Record Functions Switchisng Movie Quality Mode Choose the movie quality from “XTRA” (only with DVD-RAM disc on DZ-MV238E(AU) and DZ- MV230E(UK)), “FINE” and “STD”. However, it is recommended that you record critical subjects in the “XTRA1” or “FINE” mode when you are using a DVD-RAM disc, or in the “FINE”...
  • Page 60: Input Selection (For Dz-Mv238E(Au) And Dz-Mv208E(Au))

    Recordable times in each movie Note: When using DVD-R disc, you cannot switch the movie quality mode during recording on the quality mode (on one side of disc) disc: The DVD video camera/recorder will be au- tomatically set to the quality mode first used with Disc used Quality the disc for recording.
  • Page 61: Changing Method For Recording Stills (For Dz-Mv238E(Au) And Dz-Mv208E(Au))

    Changing Method for Recording Stills (for DZ-MV238E(AU) and DZ-MV208E(AU)) You can record stills of externally input images on a DVD-RAM disc in the Frame or Field mode. The DVD video camera/recorder can record an external image with little movement by specifying "Frame", but "Field"...
  • Page 62: Self-Timer

    Self-Timer You can record stills of yourself alone or with your family, friends, etc., using the self-timer function, as with ordinary cameras. A still will be recorded approximately 10 seconds after the REC button is pressed. Press the MENU button. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 63: Switching On-Screen Display Output On Or Off

    Switching On-Screen Display Output On or Off If you connect this DVD video camera/recorder to a TV and operate it while watching the TV screen, you can switch off the on-screen information (displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor) from the TV scree n.
  • Page 64: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings Switching Operating Sound On or Off This DVD video camera/recorder will emit sound when the power switch is changed over, the REC button is pressed, or other operations are engaged. If you do not need operating sound, you can switch it off. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 65: Turning Record Led On Or Off

    Turning Record LED On or Off You can switch off the recording indicator on the front of DVD video camera/recorder even during recording. The recording indicator will light red to show that the DVD video camera/recorder is recording. The recording indicator will not light even during recording. Use the joystick to choose “On”...
  • Page 66: Initialising All Settings To Defaults

    Initialising All Settings to Defaults You can restore all camera menu settings to defaults (initial settings at the factory). (The date and time will not be reset.) Press the MENU button. If you are sure that you wish to reset, use the joystick to choose “YES”, and then press the The menu screen will appear.
  • Page 67: Disc Navigation

    Disc Navigation This section explains about how to edit recorded images using the Disc Navigation function. Before Using Disc Navigation Disc Navigation is a tool for editing scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Here is an explanation on “scene” and “programme”, so that you will be able to make most use of Disc Navigation function.
  • Page 68: Functions Available With Disc Navigation

    Using Disc Navigation Functions Available with Disc Navigation Disc Navigation allows you to do the following: Selecting scene(s) (Select) Displaying remaining free space on disc (Capacity) You can select a scene from all programmes or a specific programme and start playback from that scene.
  • Page 69 Create and Edit Play List You can display all programmes or a specific programme, select scenes, and create up to 99 original stories (up to 999 scenes in 99 play lists). Programme various scenes in a play list to create your own original movie (play list, p. 75). Only the data will be stored in play list.
  • Page 70: Starting Disc Navigation And Interpreting Navigation Screen

    Starting Disc Navigation and Interpreting Navigation Screen You can know the status of scenes from the DISC NAVIGATION colours of cursor and bar graph: button Bar graph Cursor Status of scenes Yellow Blue Current cursor position Blue Blue Range of scenes being selected Scenes already selected Tilt the joystick to right when the yellow cursor...
  • Page 71: Playing Back Scenes

    Playing Back Scenes Playback of still images (with Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. The thumnails for all programmes will appear. DVD-RAM disc only): Still images will be displayed for approx. 3 seconds. Use the joystick to select a scene. Note: Press the button to temporarily stop The selected scene will be framed.
  • Page 72: Understanding Flow Of Disc Navigation Menu

    Understanding Flow of Disc Navigation Menu Press the DISC NAVIGATION button and then the MENU button: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and Disc management will appear. For details on each menu item, see pages explaining each separate function. <When using DVD-RAM disc> Play List Switch (p.
  • Page 73: Programme

    Programme Switching to Thumbnail Display of Specific Date (Selecting Programme) Since the scenes recorded on this video camera/recorder are collected as “programmes” for each record- ing date, selecting a programme will allow you to display only the scenes on a specific date. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 74: Changing Title Of Programme

    Changing Title of Programme The recording date/time has initially been attached to any programme: You can change the recording date/time to any desired title. Note: If you wish to delete the letter for title, press Press the DISC NAVIGATION button and then button once: The input letter will be deleted.
  • Page 75: Play List

    Play List Creating New Play List Use play list to edit recorded scenes. Use the joystick to select a scene to be pro- Note: If the scene added to play list had skip or fade setting, that information will also be added grammed in a play list.
  • Page 76: Switching Play List (Switching To Display Of Each Play List)

    Switching Play List (Switching to Display of Each Play List) If multiple play lists are stored on disc, you can switch the thumbnail display for each play list or switch to the thumbnail display of all programmes. Press the MENU button. Select the play list you wish to display, and The Disc Navigation menu screen will appear.
  • Page 77: Adding Scenes To Play List

    Adding Scenes to Play List You can later add scenes to the created play list. Display the thumbnails of scenes to be added to Tilt the joystick down the play list, and then press the MENU button. to move the cursor to the lower row, and tilt it to See “Switching to Thumbnail Display of Specific left...
  • Page 78: Deleting Scenes From Play List

    Deleting Scenes from Play List Display the “Edit Play If you are sure that you wish to delete the scene, List” menu screen of the press the button: The screen being deleted play list to be edited. will appear. Perform steps 1 – 3 on When multiple scenes are being deleted, you can page 77.
  • Page 79: Editing Play List (Deleting Scenes Using Menu)

    Editing Play List (Deleting Scenes Using Menu) If, by mistake, you insert undesired scenes to the play list to be edited in “Editing Play List (Adding Scenes using Menu)” on page 78, or if there are unnecessary scenes in the play list to be edited, you can delete the scenes without exiting the screen for editing play list.
  • Page 80: Changing Title Of Play List

    Changing Title of Play List The play lists have serial numbers in the order you have created them. At any time you can change the title of play list, which was the recording date/time set on this DVD video camera/recorder. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 81: Scene

    Scene Deleting Scenes Use the joystick to select the scene to be deleted, Use the joystick to choose “YES”, and then press and then press the MENU button. button. The Disc Navigation menu screen will appear. The message “Deleting...” “Finished” will ap- pear and the selected scene will be deleted, af- U s e t h e j o y s t i c k t o ter which the thumbnail display screen will be...
  • Page 82: Adding Special Effects (Fade)

    Adding Special Effects (Fade) When switching scenes, you can add fading to the beginning and/or end of scene. There are three types of special effects: White: Fades in from white screen, fades out to white screen Fade In Fade Out Wipe: Fades in from black screen to vertical direction of screen, Fades out from vertical direction of screen to black screen Fade In...
  • Page 83 Select the scene for adding special effects and After the proceeding message appears, the press the MENU button. thumbnail display screen will be restored. The scenes for which special effects have been The Disc Navigation menu screen will appear. set will be attached with marks “ ”, “...
  • Page 84: Combining Multiple Scenes

    Combining Multiple Scenes You can combine multiple scenes into one. Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes when combining. Use the joystick to select the scenes to be com- The selected movies will be combined into one, bined, referring to “Selecting Consecutive Scenes and the thumbnail display screen will be re- Together”...
  • Page 85: Arranging Order Of Scenes (Move)

    Note: The status bar of scene being played back Note: The division point may drift before or after can be switched off or on by pressing the DISPLAY the designated point by approximately 0.5 sec- button. onds. Note: If you choose “NO” on the screen for verify- Note: Since a scene with a skip set cannot be ing division in step 4, division will be cancelled.
  • Page 86: Playing Back By Skipping Scenes (Skip)

    Playing Back by Skipping Scenes (Skip) You can specify “Skip” for scenes you do not want to play back: The selected scenes will be skipped. Use the joystick to select a scene to be skipped, A skip mark “ ” and then press the MENU button.
  • Page 87: Displaying Information Using Menu Screen

    Displaying Information Using Menu Screen You can display various information for a scene: the recording mode, recording date/time and length, special effects and movie quality mode. Use the joystick to select the scene whose infor- If you have selected multiple scenes, the infor- mation shown below will appear.
  • Page 88: Disc Management

    Disc Management Verifying Remaining Free Space on Disc (Capacity) You can find out how long you will be able to record on one side of disc. Press the MENU button. Press the button. The Disc Navigation menu screen will appear. The Disc Navigation screen will be restored.
  • Page 89: Updating Control Information

    Updating Control Information Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder manages information on scenes, such as skip, fade and thumbnails, in a specified manner. If you use another device to edit the video data recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, and then use the data again with Disc Navigation in this video camera/ recorder, the control information must be updated: It will be automatically updated each time the pages on the thumbnail display screen are turned.
  • Page 90: Finalising Disc

    Finalising Disc If you wish to play back the contents recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder using a DVD player, etc. that is compatible with 8 cm DVD-R disc, finalise the disc following the procedure below: Press the MENU button. Note: You can play back a finalised DVD-R disc on a compatible DVD player by specifying “DVD video”...
  • Page 91: Connecting To A Tv And Viewing

    Connecting to Other Devices This section explains about the connections to another AV device, such as TV, and how to transfer data in DVD video camera/recorder to PC. Viewing on TV Screen Connect this DVD video camera/recorder to a TV and you can play back the recorded video or monitor the video being recorded on the TV screen.
  • Page 92: Viewing On Tv Screen

    “VCR” whichever applicable Video input. viewing an image on TV screen. However, if you use a Hitachi VCR, the remote control may inad- Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to vertently operate the VCR if it is near the DVD video switch the TV input.
  • Page 93: Recording Image From Other Av Devices (For Dz-Mv238E(Au) And Dz-Mv208E(Au))

    White AV input/output cable (provided) Note: If you operate the DVD video camera/re- Note: If you use a Hitachi VCR, it will be operated corder connected to another device, always by the remote control provided with the DVD video power the camera/recorder from AC outlet using camera/recorder.
  • Page 94: Recording Image From Other Camcorder Or Av Device

    Recording Image from Other Camcorder or AV Device Set the input selection Note: Still images can also be recorded on DVD- RAM disc. See “Changing Method for Recording on the DVD video cam- Stills” on page 61 for details, and “Recording Stills” era/recorder to “LINE”.
  • Page 95: Connecting To Your Pc

    Cautions when connecting DVD video camera/recorder to PC Do not plug in or unplug any cables when The following cannot be performed on this you are using PC to access the disc in the DVD video camera/recorder when it is DVD video camera/recorder: connected to PC: •...
  • Page 96: Capturing Data For Pc

    You can also write video data edited on the PC to disc. See the instruction manual of DZ-WINPC3(W) PC kit for details. * There are numerous types of PC, including those personally assembled. Hitachi will occasionally update compatibility information on Internet for PCs with which the PC kit can be operated: See “Conditions for using DZ-WINPC3(W) PC kit”...
  • Page 97 PC should be used at normal room tem- AC adapter to power the DVD video camera/re- perature. corder. Note: Note that Hitachi does not guarantee op- Note: The PC connection cable supplied with the eration in the following cases: DZ-WINPC3(W) optional PC kit is to be exclusively •...
  • Page 98: Using Disc On Pc

    Using Disc on PC If your PC is compatible with the disc used, you can immediately use a disc removed from the cartridge or caddy on PC. Making use of recorded still Making use of recorded movies images (with DVD-RAM disc only) •...
  • Page 99: Subsidiary Information

    Subsidiary Information Cleaning Be sure to set the power switch to “POWER OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder. Cleaning LCD screen and lens Do not use benzene or thinner to clean DVD video camera/re- Use dry, soft cloth to wipe dirt off. When cleaning corder case the LCD screen, be careful not to use force, scratch it, or subject it to impact: Doing such could cause a...
  • Page 100: Trouble Messages

    Trouble Messages A message may appear while you are operating the DVD video camera/recorder. If a message ap- pears, refer to the following table and take appropriate corrective action. Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page (1) Error has occurred. Error has occurred. Try to restart the DVD video cam- Please restart.
  • Page 101 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page This may occur when scene that was edited for divi- Cannot delete scenes. sion, etc. is to be deleted. Combine the divided scenes, and then delete them. The thumbnail at the start of programme or play list Scene without control info.
  • Page 102 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page (1) Data error in a part It is possible that the system cannot normally complete of image file. Repair writing of file when power is turned off for some reason disc now? during recording or editing (deleting, dividing or com- (2) Found error in im- bining scenes, or creating play list).
  • Page 103 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Cannot move scene in Move was executed when a programme was selected. program mode. (1) Disc is not format- DVD-R disc that was not initialised for camera use was ted. If it formats, it be- inserted.
  • Page 104 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page COPY PROTECTED The video signal input to this DVD video camera/re- corder may be copy-guarded. Some prerecorded video materials, such as movies, are guarded against copying. Copy-guarded materials cannot be recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. CHECK DISC Disc that cannot be used on this DVD video camera/ recorder has been inserted or disc is damaged.
  • Page 105: Trouble Shooting

    Trouble shooting 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 Power turns off im-...
  • Page 106: During Recording

    Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Battery cannot be Was the CHARGE/ACCESS indicator lit or blinking during charged. charging? The battery might have been attached incorrectly to the battery attachment platform on DVD video camera/re- corder: Remove the battery, and then attach it again. If a correctly attached battery cannot be charged, the bat- tery is dead: Purchase a new one.
  • Page 107: During Playback

    Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject? Focus is not correct. Focus manually. Does “MF” appear? The DVD video camera/recorder is set to manual focus. Focus the subject manually, or release manual focus. Is the dioptre control correctly adjusted if you are using the viewfinder as a monitor? Adjust the dioptre control.
  • Page 108 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Playback picture is Was recording of external input made with “Frame” speci- greatly distorted. fied? Specify “Field” for “PHOTO Input” in record mode settings. No sound Is the TV volume control set correctly? Adjust TV volume control, and be sure to adjust the volume on TV.
  • Page 109 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page DVD video cam- Is the remote control pointed at the infrared receiver on era/recorder can- DVD video camera/recorder? not be operated Point it at the infrared receiver to operate the DVD video from remote con- camera/recorder.
  • Page 110: System Reset

    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.
  • Page 111: Major Specifications

    Major Specifications Specifications of DZ-MV238E(AU)/DZ-MV208E(AU)/DZ-MV230E(UK)/DZ-MV200E(UK) CCD (number of effective pixels) 1/4-inch interlaced DZ-MV238E(AU) total number of pixels: approx. 1,160,000 DZ-MV230E(UK) movie: approx. 880,000 still: approx. 1,060,000 DZ-MV208E(AU) total number of pixels: approx. 800,000 DZ-MV200E(UK) movie: approx. 410,000 still: approx. 740,000 Lens F2.0-2.7, f = 4.1-49.2 mm Filter diameter: 37 mm...
  • Page 112: Introduction To Optional Accessories

    Battery system Lithium-ion Power consumption approx. 5.8 W when recording with LCD monitor off Dimensions approx. 82 143 mm (excluding hood and projections) Operating temperature (humidity) 0-40 °C (less than 80%). 0-30 °C when connected to Storage temperature -20-60 °C Weight approx.
  • Page 113: Index

    Index Delete (play list) ..........80 Number Delete (scene) ..........81 16 : 9 ..............58 Demo mode ........... 16 2.5” type liquid crystal display ...... 40 Detail (scene) ..........87 240x (Dig.zoom) ..........57 Dig. zoom ............57 48x (Dig.zoom) ..........57 Dioptre control ..........
  • Page 114 Joystick ............10 Sand & Snow (programme AE) ....54 Scene .............. 17 Combine ..........84 Delete ............81 Language ............65 Detail ............87 LCD bright button .......... 41 Divide ............84 Lens cap ............28 Edit ............82 Lens hood ............
  • Page 115 PLEASE PHOTOCOPY AND DISPLAY Used correctly, domestic batteries are a safe and dependable source of portable power. Problems can occur if they are misused or abused — resulting in leakage or, in extreme cases, fire or explosion. Here are some simple guidelines to safe battery use designed to eliminate any such problems.
  • Page 116 SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
  • Page 119 Fax: +46 (0) 8 562 711 13 Tel: +39 02 38073415 Servizio Clienti Email: Fax: +39 02 48786381/2 Email: HITACHI EUROPE S.A.S HITACHI EUROPE LTD (Norway) AB Lyon Office STRANDVEIEN 18 B.P. 45, 69671 BRON CEDEX 1366 Lysaker FRANCE...

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