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DZ-MV5000E (UK)
Instruction manual
To obtain the best performance and ensure years of
trouble-free use, please read this entire instruction
manual.
FOR TECHNICAL HELP & SERVICE PLEASE CALL
0870 405 4405
This manual was printed
with soy based ink.
Printed on recycled paper

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  • Page 1 DZ-MV5000E (UK) Instruction manual To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use, please read this entire instruction manual. FOR TECHNICAL HELP & SERVICE PLEASE CALL 0870 405 4405 This manual was printed with soy based ink. Printed on recycled paper...
  • 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 Information for users applicable in European Union countries This symbol on the product or on its packaging means that your electrical and electronic equipment should be disposed at the end of life separately from your household wastes. There are separate collection systems for recycling in EU. For more information, please contact the local authority or the dealer where you purchased the product.
  • Page 4 Important for United Kingdom The mains lead on this equipment is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse, the value of which is indicated on the pin face of the plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, an ASTA or BSI approved BS 1362 fuse must be used of the same rating.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    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.
  • Page 6: Cautions When Using

    Cautions When Using Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with care: • The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do not press its surface with force, hit it or prick it with a sharp object. • If you push the LCD surface, unevenness in display may occur. If unevenness does not disappear soon, turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
  • Page 7 • 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: •...
  • Page 8 Do not turn the DVD video camera/recorder off while the ACCESS indicator or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking: • The ACCESS or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking ACCESS to show that data is being written to disc or card, or being indicator read from it.
  • Page 9: Cautions When Storing

    • This DVD video camera/recorder is designed and produced for home-use recording and playback. The recorded contents cannot be compensated for: • Hitachi cannot compensate for any damages caused when recording is not made normally or recorded contents cannot be played back because of a defect in the DVD video camera/recorder, disc or card.
  • Page 10: Cleaning

    CLEANING Be sure to set the power switch to “OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder. ●Cleaning LCD screen and camera ●Do not use benzene or thinner to lens clean DVD video camera/recorder case Use dry, soft cloth to wipe dirt off. When cleaning the LCD screen, be careful not to use The coating of case could peel off or the case force, scratch it, or subject it to impact: Doing...
  • Page 11: Disc Cleaning

    Disc Navigation: Refer to this section when finalising DVD-RW/DVD-R/ Get to know your DVD video camera/recorder by +RW disc and initialising DVD-RAM/DVD- using this manual, and get to know Hitachi. We RW/+RW disc. appreciate your business. • “Subsidiary Information” includes an...
  • Page 12: About This Manual

    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/EXIT button to stop your operation midway, or return the menu screen to the preceding one.
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Information .........2 Initial Settings ..........45 For Your Safety ..........2 SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF (BEEP) .............. 45 Precautions ............2 TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...5 OFF AUTOMATICALLY (POWER SAVE) ..45 Cautions When Using ........6 CHANGING DISPLAY LANGUAGE (LANGUAGE)............45 Cautions When Storing ........9...
  • Page 14 REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING RECORDING SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF (MIC.FILTER) ........... 71 SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT) ......99 Setting Up Record Functions......72 PLAYING BACK PROGRAMME (PLAY)... 100 CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAMME SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (TITLE)............100 (VIDEO MODE) ..........72 Play List ............
  • Page 15 Subsidiary Information Introduction to Optional Accessories....120 CAMERA ACCESSORIES ........ 120 POWER SUPPLY ..........120 Trouble Messages..........121 Troubleshooting ..........127 System Reset ..........133 Major Specifications ........134 STORAGE CAPACITY OF DISC....... 135 SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS....136 RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD ............136 Index ..............137...
  • Page 16: Checking Provided Accessories

    Checking Provided Accessories Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package: Battery (model DZ-BP07PW): AC adapter/charger DC power cord: Portable power supply for this DVD video (model DZ-ACS3 (E)): 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.
  • Page 17: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts (Inside the cover) 1 Lens cap string attachment hole (p. 33) 2 Stereo microphone Take care that the microphone is not blocked by a hand, etc., during recording. 3 Recording indicator (p. 46) The red indicator will light during recording. 4 Optical 30×...
  • Page 18 8 Viewfinder (p. 43) 14 Disc insertion block (p. 49) 9 Dioptre control (p. 43) 15 BATTERY EJECT button (p. 39) To adjust the focus of image appearing in the Press this button when removing the battery. viewfinder. (Pull out the viewfinder.) 16 Battery attachment platform (p.
  • Page 19 24 25 26 27 31 32 33 31 CARD ACCESS indicator (p. 8, 53) 21 FULL AUTO button (p. 67) To switch the DVD video camera /recorder 32 QUICK MENU button (p. 60) to full automatic. To display only the functions that you frequently use (simple menus).
  • Page 20: Basic Instruction Manual

    Basic Instruction Manual Introduction ●No possibility of overwriting Unlike tape devices, you do not need to search for the recording start position or locate the beginning of blank portion. You cannot overwrite on the images recorded on disc. ●Quick start recording Press the SLEEP/RESTART button if you do not want to record right now: The DVD camera/ recorder will stand by in immediate recordable status.
  • Page 21 *2: Must be finalised. Cannot be played on some DVD players or DVD recorders. ● Recommended DVD discs It is recommended that you use Hitachi Maxell HG type single-sided discs, since their compatibility with this DVD video camera/recorder has been confirmed. When using an HG type double-sided disc, take great care with handling it.
  • Page 22: Charging Battery

    Battery CHARGING BATTERY Connect the mains lead to AC adapter/ Attach the battery to AC adapter/charger. charger. Note Plug the mains lead into AC outlet. When charging a battery, unplug the DC power cord from the DC output jack on AC adapter/charger. Battery Mains lead To AC outlet...
  • Page 23: Turning On And Off

    ●Continuously recordable time with fully charged battery (with no zoom operation, etc.) With DZ-BP07PW (provided)/DZ-BP7SW (optional) Video mode Continuous use time When using viewfinder approx. 85 min XTRA When using LCD monitor approx. 75 min When using viewfinder approx. 85 min FINE When using LCD monitor approx.
  • Page 24 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.
  • Page 25: Setting Date And Time

    Changing Display Language (Language) Press the MENU Choose “Français”, and I n i t i a l S e t u p L a n g u a g e button, use the then press Be e p O f f P o w e r S a v e En g l i s h F r a n ç...
  • Page 26: Inserting Disc

    Inserting Disc ●When using brand-new DVD-RW/ Press down the DISC EJECT button once and release it. +RW disc When a disc is first loaded in the DVD video A few moments after the ACCESS indicator camera/recorder, the “Format Disc” screen will blinks, the cover of disc insertion block will appear.
  • Page 27 Recording Open the LCD monitor. The LCD monitor has a portion where you can hook your finger. Hook the finger there to open the monitor. While holding down the button on the right of power switch, set the switch to “ ” or “ ” (only “...
  • Page 28: Quick Start

    Quick Start If you press the SLEEP/RESTART button while in SLEEP/RESTART button the recording pause status instead of turning the DVD video camera/recorder off, the status that recording is possible will be restored in approx. 1.5 seconds. To Set Sleep Status. To Quick Restart.
  • Page 29: Play Back

    Play Back Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button. Use the buttons to select Playback will start from the selected scene. the desired scene. Note Pressing the button will move the cursor The selected scene will be framed: This is to the preceding or following scene.
  • Page 30: Before You Begin

    Making Discs Playable on DVD Players and DVD Recorders FINALISE DVD-RW, DVD-R or +RW Finalise DVD video camera/ recorder player/recorder It is necessary to “finalise” before you use other DVD players and DVD recorders to play back a DVD-RW, DVD-R or +RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. FINALISING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW DISC (FINALIZE DISC) •...
  • Page 31: Viewing On Tv Screen

    ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALISED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DISC) You can unfinalise the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW finalised on this DVD video camera/recorder so that additional recording can be done on it. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Choose “YES”, and then press the button.
  • Page 32: Setups

    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. three minutes after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on.
  • Page 33: Attaching Lens Cap

    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.
  • Page 34: Discs And Cards

    Discs and 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 Function DVD-RW DVD-RW DVD-RAM DVD-R memory (VR mode) (VF mode) card ●...
  • Page 35: Available Discs

    • Do not insert a DVD-RW/DVD-R that was recorded by a DVD recorder manufactured by a company other than Hitachi, and which has not been finalised, in this DVD video camera/recorder: Doing so will make the disc unusable.
  • Page 36: Examples Of Discs That Cannot Be Used On This Dvd Video Camera/Recorder

    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) •...
  • Page 37: Preparations For Power Supply

    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.
  • Page 38: Setting Up The Battery

    Setting Up the Battery The DZ-BP07PW battery (provided) has not been charged at purchase time: Charge it before using the DVD video camera/recorder. Note • Be sure to use the DZ-BP07PW, DZ-BP14SW (optional) or DZ-BP7SW (optional) battery for the DVD video camera/recorder: Using other batteries could cause the DVD video camera/recorder to malfunction, or result in fire.
  • Page 39: Attaching Battery To Dvd Video Camera/Recorder

    ●Battery charged status You can find out the charged status of battery by checking the CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/ charger: Charge status CHARGE indicator During charge Charge complete Goes out Note See “Troubleshooting” on page 127 when the CHARGE indicator blinks. ●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx.
  • Page 40 ●Continuously recordable time with fully charged battery (with no zoom operation, etc.) See the following table as a reference for how long the DVD video camera/recorder can continuously be used with a fully charged battery: With DZ-BP07PW (provided)/DZ-BP7SW (optional) Video mode Continuous use time When using viewfinder approx.
  • Page 41: 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 White portion shows remaining level (Blinks) EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY •...
  • Page 42: Turning Dvd Video Camera/Recorder On And Off

    Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On and While holding down the grey 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 recognise the disc, you can immediately record each recording function: or play back by turning the DVD video camera/ Set to “OFF”:...
  • Page 43: Viewing Image On Lcd Monitor Screen

    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 dioptre control knob to adjust the focus to suit your eyesight.
  • Page 44: Setting Date And Time

    Setting Date and Time Set the current date and time so that the date and time you make a recording can be recorded correctly. The following procedure can also be used to correct the date and time you have already set. buttons to select, and then press designate.
  • Page 45: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings Press the MENU button, and then use to display the “Initial Setup” menu screen. See page 60 for detailed operation procedure. Press the MENU button again to exit setting. SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF (BEEP) Select “On” or “Off”, and Note I n i t i a l S e t u p then press the...
  • Page 46: Resetting Menu Settings To Defaults (Reset)

    RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS (RESET) You can restore menu settings to defaults (initial settings at the factory (p. 133)). (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”...
  • Page 47: Lcd/Evf Setup

    LCD/EVF Setup ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS) Press the MENU button, use the Press the MENU button to end the setting. buttons to choose “LCD/EVF Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu Note screen, and then choose “LCD Brightness”or The brightness setting will be stored in memory even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
  • Page 48: Adjusting Colour Density (Colour Level)

    ADJUSTING COLOUR DENSITY (COLOUR LEVEL) You can adjust the colour density of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder. Press the MENU Note LCD / EVF Se t u p button, use the • The colour setting will be stored in memory even after LCD/ EVF Ad j u s t EVF D i s p l a y A u t o...
  • Page 49: Inserting And Removing Disc

    Inserting and Removing Disc Press down the DISC EJECT button once and release it. A few moments after the ACCESS indicator Pickup lens blinks, the cover of disc insertion block will open. Gently open the cover by hand fully until it stops.
  • Page 50 Note • If the cover of disc insertion block is open, the ACCESS 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.
  • Page 51: Inserting And Removing Card

    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 centre of card edge. The card will come out so that it can be held by fingers.
  • Page 52: Basic Techniques

    “Setting Up Camera Functions” on page 68. Turn the DVD camera/recorder on. • Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect. Set the power switch to “ ” to turn the DVD •...
  • Page 53: Recording Stills

    Recording Stills Note Press the PHOTO button all the way (full Recording of still images is possible on DVD-RAM disc pressing). and card. The screen will be black, and then the ACCESS indicator recorded still will be displayed. When the PHOTO button “...
  • Page 54: Swift Restart Of Recording (Sleep/Restart Button)

    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. 1.5 seconds. Setting to the sleep/restart standby Note status: •...
  • Page 55: On-Screen Information

    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. 2. 16:9 mode 7. Microphone filter 3. Program AE 4. Backlight compensation 5.
  • Page 56 1. Recording mode (p. 52, 53) 9. Recording status : Movie : During recording : Still (Disc) : During recording pause (lights in green) : Still (Card) When focus locks during photo 2. 16:9 mode (only in movie recording mode) recording (lights in purple) (p.
  • Page 57 DVD video camera/ still images during still recording recorder 16. Remaining battery level (p. 41) * Includes DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder (full charge) model other than DZ-MV5000E and not finalised. : +RW : Finalised +RW...
  • Page 58: Switching The Information Display Mode

    ●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 55) and recording status (see 9 on page 55) will appear.
  • Page 59 ●Interpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen facing the same direction as the lens Screen display Description symbol • A write-protected disc is loaded. • A locked card is loaded. • An unusable card is loaded. • An attempt to record a still is being made with a DVD-RW/DVD- R/+RW disc used.
  • Page 60: Checking Flow Of Menu

    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.
  • Page 61 ●Flow of Full Menu ■ The shaded menu item can also be set using the Quick Menu. Refer to page indicated for details of each function. Camera Functions Setup Date Setup Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up D a t e Se t u p P r o r am AE A u t o...
  • Page 62: Zooming

    Zooming If you continue to hold the zoom lever on the Press the MENU button, choose “Dig. Zoom” “T” control side with Dig. Zoom specified, the on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu digital zoom will be activated midway (when screen, and then press the button.
  • Page 63: Recording Subjects For Stronger Wide-Angle Or Telephoto Effect

    RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO EFFECT 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: 34 mm Thread pitch: 0.5 mm When attaching the optional DZ-TL1 tele-conversion lens or DZ-WL1 wide-conversion lens, use the optional step-up ring: DZ-SR3437 (see page 120).
  • Page 64: Manually Focusing Subject

    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).
  • Page 65 Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 64): Objects not in Objects with Objects that the centre of little variation are far and screen in brightness, near at the such as white same time wall Objects Objects lit by...
  • Page 66: Adjusting Brightness Of Image To Be Recorded (Exposure)

    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.
  • Page 67: Using Full Auto Function

    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...
  • Page 68: Setting Up Camera Functions

    Setting Up Camera Functions Before You Begin • See page 60 for how to set. SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH THE SUBJECT (SWITCHING PROGRAMME 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.
  • Page 69: Recording Dark Subjects Using Lcd Monitor Light

    RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD MONITOR LIGHT When Programme AE is set to Low Light, you can use the light from LCD monitor to record a subject. Press the MENU button, and choose Note “Program AE” from the “Camera Functions •...
  • Page 70: Setting White Balance Manually

    Press the MENU button, choose “White Bal.” Note on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu • The white balance mode can be confirmed using the on-screen information. screen, and then press the button. • The white balance setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned Choose the desired option, and then press the off.
  • Page 71: Using The Electronic Image Stabiliser (Eis)

    USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILISER (EIS) When you use zoom (see page 62) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image. Press the MENU button, choose “EIS” on the Note “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and •...
  • Page 72: Setting Up Record Functions

    Setting Up Record Functions 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 Note buttons to choose “VIDEO •...
  • Page 73: Setting To Wide Tv Screen Mode (16:9 Mode)

    SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9 MODE) When viewing recorded images later on a wide-screen TV (aspect ratio 16:9), specify wide-screen (16:9) mode “On”: You can also record images with the aspect ratio changed (the aspect ratio with “Off” is 4:3). The following figures compare the images displayed on LCD monitor and in viewfinder when the wide-screen mode is “on”...
  • Page 74 Note • The 16:9 setting will be kept even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off. • The 16:9 mode cannot be used with photo recording. • When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW: You cannot specify the combination of “VIDEO Mode: STD” and “16:9 On”. If you specify “16:9 On” and try to switch the VIDEO Mode to “STD”...
  • Page 75: Switching Quality Of Still Image (Quality)

    SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY) You can switch the still recording quality only when using card. It is recommended that you use “FINE” when recording vital images (p. 136 “SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS”). Press the MENU button, use the Press the MENU button to end the setting.
  • Page 76: Setting On-Screen Display Output On Or Off (Osd Output)

    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.
  • Page 77: Disc Navigation

    Disc Navigation 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 “programme”, so that you will be able to make most use of Disc Navigation function.
  • Page 78 Navigation screen will appear or some message will be displayed: - Write-protected disc - Finalised DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc - DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder model other than DZ- MV5000E - Locked card • Do not leave the disc navigation screen displayed on...
  • Page 79: Playing Back From Disc Navigation Screen

    PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button. Use the buttons to select Playback will start from the selected scene. the desired scene. Note The selected scene will be framed: This is Pressing the button will move the cursor to the preceding or following scene.
  • Page 80: Playing Back Latest Recorded Scene

    • Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder (p. 52, Before You Begin 53). • Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 42). PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE Press the button. Playing Back Playback will stop, and recording pause status will be restored.
  • Page 81: Capturing Photo

    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 button for the scene you wish to capture in step 1: The screen for verifying capture will appear.
  • Page 82: Skip Playback Of Movie

    SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE During playback, press the button to Portion being played back locate the start of desired scene. Press once: Press Press Press Press To skip to the first image of the scene twice once once twice following the one being played back, and start playback.
  • Page 83: Jumping To Specified Point (Go To)

    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...
  • Page 84: Information Display During Playback

    INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK Various types of information on recording will be superimposed on playback image you are viewing. 9:27 10/ 6/2007 No display Playback information Recording date/time display ●Switching the information display (VIDEO) or (PHOTO) with disc; Only (PHOTO) with card. mode Programme or Play List.
  • Page 85: Selecting Multiple Scenes

    SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select multiple scenes. Use the buttons to select the desired scene. Press the SELECT button once: The selected scene will be framed in red and yellow.
  • Page 86: Functions Available With Disc Navigation

    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. Setting special You can attach fade and skip to a scene, 92 –...
  • Page 87: Understanding Flow Of Disc Navigation Menu

    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 disc and card will appear. Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 60). Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
  • Page 88 ●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc Start → Current Scene Select (p. 97) (p. 97) Current → End Detail (p. 98) (p. 97) (p. 97) Program Select (p. 99) Disc Finalize Disc (p. 112) Play (p. 100) Unfinalize Disc* (p. 113) Format Disc* (p.
  • Page 89: Scene

    Scene DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) You may want to delete unwanted scenes. Scenes on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc cannot be deleted, and menu item “Delete” will not appear with DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc. When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu (see page 80). Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 90: Dividing Movies (Edit - Divide)

    ●Editing using submenu Press the MENU button before pressing the 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 →...
  • Page 91: Combining Multiple Scenes (Edit - Combine)

    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. Combining scenes is possible only when “Category: All” is specified (p. 114). Stills cannot be combined. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 92: Directing Scenes Effectively (Effect - Fade)

    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 Fades out to white screen...
  • Page 93: Playing Back By Skipping Scenes (Effect - Skip)

    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 DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button to quit. Select the scene to be skipped. A skip icon “...
  • Page 94: Changing Images For Thumbnails (Effect - Thumbnail)

    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.
  • Page 95: Copying Stills On Dvd-Ram Disc To Card (Copy)

    COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM DISC TO CARD (COPY) Set the power switch to “ ” or “ “. Note • No movie can be copied. • If you press the MENU button before pressing the Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear (p.
  • Page 96: Locking Scenes On Card (Lock)

    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 “ ”. Select the locked scene, and then use the same Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 97: Selecting Scenes Using Menu Screen (Select)

    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 →...
  • Page 98: Displaying Information Using Menu Screen (Detail)

    DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU SCREEN (DETAIL) You can display various information for a scene: the recording mode, recording date/time and length, special effects and movie quality mode. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Note • If multiple scenes have been selected, the total recording time of the selected scenes (total number in Select the scene whose information you wish case of stills) will appear.
  • Page 99: Programme

    Programme WHAT IS “PROGRAMME”? Programme 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 9:00 Movie Movie...
  • Page 100: Playing Back Programme (Play)

    PLAYING BACK PROGRAMME (PLAY) You can play back only the selected programme. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the programme to be played back, and then press the button. Press the MENU button. Playback will start from the first scene of the Use the buttons to selected programme.
  • Page 101 ●Characters available for entering Note • If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the title button once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding You can use the SELECT button to select down the button will delete all letters in the TITLE characters from the “capital letter”, “small column.
  • Page 102: Play List

    Play List WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”? You can create a play list on this DVD video camera/recorder by gathering your favourites from the recorded scenes. Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the disc capacity by making a play list.
  • Page 103: Switching To Display Of Each Play List (Select)

    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 Press the MENU button.
  • Page 104: Adding Scenes To Play List (Editing Play List)

    ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button to move the cursor to the lower row, and press the button to Press the MENU button. select the point where the scene is to be inserted.
  • Page 105: Deleting Scenes From Play List (Editing Play List)

    DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button. Display the editing screen of the play list to Repeat steps 3 and 4 to delete other scenes. be edited. Press the button: The screen for verifying Perform steps 2 –...
  • Page 106: Deleting Scenes Using Submenu For Editing (Editing Play List)

    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. Choose “Delete” on the “Edit” menu screen, and then press the button. Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited.
  • Page 107: Arranging Order Of Scenes (Move)

    ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Move the “ ” mark to S e l e c t I n s e r t P o i n t 0 0 6 / 0 1 9 the position where you Press the MENU button.
  • Page 108: Changing Title Of Play List (Title)

    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. The screen for verifying exit will appear: Choose “YES”...
  • Page 109: Go To

    Go To From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the first scene or last scene, and playback will start from that point. TOP (END) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the buttons to choose “Top” or “End” on the “Go To” menu Press the MENU button.
  • Page 110: Protecting Disc From Writing (Protect Disc)

    PROTECTING DISC FROM WRITING (PROTECT DISC) You can protect a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) disc 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.
  • Page 111: Updating Control Information Of Dvd-Ram/Dvd-Rw (Vr-Mode) Disc (Update Control Info.)

    UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) DISC (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.
  • Page 112: Finalising Dvd-Rw/Dvd-R/+Rw Disc (Finalize Disc)

    FINALISING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW DISC (FINALIZE DISC) • Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder when finalising a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc. Finalisation Before You Begin cannot be executed using a battery. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off during finalisation and the finalisation is interrupted, incorrect finalisation will result, and at worst, the disc may be damaged.
  • Page 113: Additionally Recording On Finalised Dvd-Rw (Vf-Mode)/+Rw (Unfinalize Disc)

    ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALISED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DISC) You can unfinalise the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW finalised 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 buttons to choose “Unfinalize Disc”...
  • Page 114: Others

    Others DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) Scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder will be displayed in the order of recording regardless of whether they are movies or stills. You can use the Disc Navigation screen to switch this display to stills only or movies only.
  • Page 115: Playing Back Wide-Mode Images On 4:3 Display Tv (Tv Type)

    PLAYING BACK WIDE-MODE IMAGES ON 4:3 DISPLAY TV (TV TYPE) If you connect the DVD video camera/recorder with a disc recorded in wide mode to a TV with 4:3 display only and play it back, vertically long images will appear. You can specify “TV type: 4:3” to display 4:3 images on the TV.
  • Page 116: Viewing On Tv Screen

    Viewing on TV Screen Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A TV Use the provided AV/S 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 output jack AV/S output cable White (provided)
  • Page 117: Viewing On Tv Screen

    VIEWING ON TV SCREEN Turn the TV on and set the input selector to Note “VCR” whichever applicable Video input. • Adjust the volume of sound on TV. • Information that the DVD video camera/recorder is recording will appear on the TV screen: You can also Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to display only part of information or switch off the switch the TV input.
  • Page 118: Playback On Dvd Recorder/Player

    Playback on DVD Recorder/Player PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) DISC 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) discs recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player Note and play it back.
  • Page 119: Recording (Dubbing) Images

    Recording (Dubbing) Images • Before connecting this DVD video camera/recorder to another device, be sure to turn both devices off. • Insert a recordable disc* or card* into this DVD video camera/recorder (see pages 35 and 36). Before You Begin No photo can be recorded on DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW.
  • Page 120: Subsidiary Information

    Subsidiary Information Introduction to Optional Accessories CAMERA ACCESSORIES Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)* (p. 63) Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)* (p. 63) Step-up ring (DZ-SR3437) (p. 63) • When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory. *1 You will need the optional step-up ring when attaching these lenses. POWER SUPPLY Battery (DZ-BP7SW) Battery (DZ-BP14SW)
  • Page 121: Trouble Messages

    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.
  • Page 122 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Cannot combine. Select only movies and combine them. Deselect PHOTO scenes. Cannot combine. Select Select a range of at least 2 scenes to be combined, and then multiple scenes. combine them. Cannot delete scenes. This may occur when scene that was edited for division, etc.
  • Page 123 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Card error has The card may be damaged: Use another card. occurred. Formatting is not complete. Card error has Card error could have occurred during editing of scenes. Turn off occurred. Keep card the DVD video camera/recorder with the card being used inside, 37, 42 inside &...
  • Page 124 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Disc error has occurred. • Use another disc. 11, 35 • See *3 and *4 on page 127. • Mismatch in recording information may be caused by editing done on some device other than this DVD video camera/ recorder.
  • Page 125 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Error occurred. Please • Abnormality has occurred with the DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW replace disc or format disc to be repaired. Initialise the disc before using it, or use the disc. another disc. Initialising the disc will erase all data on it. •...
  • Page 126 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page This disc 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. disc. This disc is finalized. This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a Finalize is not required.
  • Page 127: Troubleshooting

    • This message may also appear when dirt adheres to disc. Remove the disc and then use the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean off the dirt before using it. • This message may also appear when condensation occurs. Wait until the DVD video camera/ recorder dries out, and then turn it on again.
  • Page 128 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Power turns off Is battery charged? immediately after being Charge it. turned on. When power is turned on, the LCD screen will turn on and off. The ACCESS indicator is blinking, even though nothing is displayed on LCD monitor screen.
  • Page 129 During recording Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Pressing the REC • Is a finalised disc in the DVD video camera/recorder? button will not start • Is proper type of disc inserted? 35, 42, 110, recording. • Is power switch set to match the recording medium? •...
  • Page 130 During playback Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Recognition of disc is Is disc dirty? not complete. Use the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean it. Pressing the playback Has the image been recorded by devices other than this DVD button will not start video camera/recorder? playback.
  • Page 131 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? 37, 38 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...
  • Page 132 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page • No operation can be In the following cases, it will take more time than usual until performed because operation is possible: the ACCESS or • Immediately after a disc or card is reinserted. CARD ACCESS •...
  • Page 133: 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. Set the power switch to “OFF”...
  • Page 134: Major Specifications

    Major Specifications 1/6-inch interlaced Total number of pixels approx. 800,000 Number of effective pixels Movie: approx. 410,000 Still: approx. 410,000 Lens F2.0 – 4.1 f = 2.3 – 69 mm Filter diameter: 34 mm Thread pitch: 0.5 mm Focus Auto/Manual Zoom Optical 30×...
  • Page 135: Storage Capacity Of Disc

    Recording medium 8 cm DVD-RAM (conforming to DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1) 8 cm DVD-RW (conforming to DVD-RW Ver. 1.1, 2x speed [2x/1x]) 8 cm DVD-R (conforming to DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0) 8 cm +RW (conforming to +RW Ver. 1.2) SD memory card Jacks Video/audio output ×1 Battery system...
  • Page 136: Size And Quality Of Photos

    SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS The following table shows the file size and quality of one still (JPEG) recorded on card: Quality File size Application FINE Approx. 160 KB When image quality is prioritised NORM Approx. 120 KB Standard quality Approx.
  • Page 137: Index

    Index ......... 111 Update Control Info. Numerics .......... 49 DISC EJECT button ..............73 16:9 Display ..........35 8 cm bare disc ........55 Information LCD ........98 Scenes information ..........43 Viewfinder .............. 90 Divide ........... 37 AC adapter/charger .............
  • Page 138 .............115 Slide Show ........68 Sports (Programme AE) ........62 Optical 30x zoom lens ........68 Spotlight (Programme AE) ............76 OSD Output ...........72 STD (VIDEO Mode) ............90 Submenu ..........81 PHOTO capture ..........103 Play (play list) ..........63 Tele-conversion lens ..........100 Play (programme) ............78 Thumbnail ............102 Play list ..........108...
  • Page 139 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. ★★★★★★★★★★...
  • Page 140 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 141 Hitachi, Ltd. Japan HITACHI EUROPE LTD. HITACHI EUROPE S.A. Consumer Affairs Department 364, Kifissias Ave. & 1, Delfon Str. PO Box 3007 152 33 Chalandri Maidenhead Athens GREECE SL6 8ZE Tel: 1-6837200 UNITED KINGDOM Fax: 1-6835694 Tel: 0870 405 4405 Email: service.hellas@hitachi-eu.com...