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1855 Dornoch Court
San Diego, CA 92154-7225
Tel. 1-800-HITACHI
Thank you for buying a Hitachi product. Please take time to become familiar with the manual and
how it is set up. Keep it handy for future reference.
QR34012 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 2002
6740 Campobello Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2L8
Tel. 1-800-HITACHI
Printed in Japan OF-M(Y)



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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    (1-800-448-2244) Tel. 1-800-HITACHI (1-800-448-2244) Thank you for buying a Hitachi product. Please take time to become familiar with the manual and how it is set up. Keep it handy for future reference. QR34012 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 2002 Printed in Japan OF-M(Y)
  • 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 Warning: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 4: 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 5 Power Lines — An outside antenna system should not be SERVICE located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric Servicing — Do not attempt to service this video product light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to lines or circuits.
  • Page 6: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR AC ADAPTER Save these Instructions - This page contains important safety 10. An extension cable should not be used unless absolutely nec- and operating instructions for AC Adapter Model DZ-ACE1. essary. Before using AC Adapter, read all instructions and cautionary Use of improper extension cable could result in a risk of fire markings on (1) AC Adapter, (2) battery and (3) product using and electric shock.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    • The section on “Advanced Techniques” explains Get to know your DVD video camera/recorder settings on this DVD video camera/recorder for by 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/ Precautions ............2 recorder ............40 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ......4 Turning DVD Video Camera/ IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Recorder On ..........40 FOR AC ADAPTER ..........
  • Page 9 Disc Navigation Connecting to Other Devices Before Using Disc Navigation ....... 66 Viewing on TV Screen ........90 Structure of Data Recorded On This DVD Connecting to a TV ........90 Video Camera/Recorder ......66 Viewing on TV Screen ........ 91 Using Disc Navigation ........
  • Page 10: About This Manual

    About This Manual G 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 7 8 9 ! " # $ % 1 Optical 12x zoom lens (p. 47) 9 Stereo microphone (p. 42) 2 Lens hood (p. 48) ! 2.5" type liquid crystal display (inside) (p. 40) 3 Accessory shoe (p. 43) "...
  • Page 13 &( ) TO PC A / V < > & AV input/output jack (p. 90) ; Record button (REC) (p. 42) ( PC connection terminal (TO PC) < Power switch (p. 42, 43) (p. 96) PHOTO : To record still images ) External microphone jack (p.
  • Page 14 SELECT DISC NAVIGATION MENU DISPLAY VOL. BRIGHT EXPOSURE FOCUS RESET ? Speaker (p. 44) ^ 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. from here.
  • Page 15 DISPLAY DIGITAL ZOOM ZOOM SELECT DISC NAVIGATION MENU " DELETE DZ-RM2W V DISPLAY button (p. 52) 6 ZOOM T button (p. 47) 0 DIG. ZOOM button (p. 57) 7 ZOOM W button (p. 47) 1 DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 69) 8 SELECT 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. English...
  • Page 23: Discs

    Maxell discs because their compatibility with this DVD video camera/recorder has been confirmed. G Handling Disc Using a disc other than that made by Hitachi Maxell may not allow the DVD video camera/re- • When the disc is used for an extended period of corder to deliver optimum performance.
  • Page 24: Removing And Replacing Disc From/In Cartridge Or Caddy

    If you handle or use the disc incorrectly, the re- make sure that disc surfaces are not scratched, corded data may be lost. Hitachi cannot be respon- and that no dirt or fingerprint adheres to them. sible for damages from loss of recorded data.
  • Page 25 Replacing the disc in cartridge Note: When recording special events, be sure to use a new disc which has never been removed Insert the disc into cartridge. from cartridge or caddy. Note: Writing similar to recording is performed even with simple editing or deletion. Make sure that editing or deletion has been securely performed with the disc removed from cartridge or caddy.
  • 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. G DVD-RAM disc storage capacity G Recordable time on DVD-R disc Recordable time of movies on Recordable time...
  • 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 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 camera/recorder will also be operated by the remote control: To prevent this, change the remote control code of the VCR.
  • 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 temperatur e range of 50 °F - 86 °F (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...
  • Page 32 G 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

    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: month/day/year, day/month/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 5:30PM M/D/Y 5/25/2002...
  • 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 uninitialized DVD-RAM disc, it must be formatted (see p. 87). Make sure that the How to set both-side recordable disc DVD video camera/ •The actual recording surface of side [A] is op-...
  • Page 38 G 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 center 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 × 480 pixels) and a still to be used on PC [JPEG image of 1280 × 960 pixels (on DZ- MV230A), 1024 ×...
  • 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: To temporarily stop playback, press the...
  • Page 45: Search Playback

    Search Playback Note: When you skip or sear ch 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-...
  • 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. G 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 center 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 center of screen and automatically focuses on it. If you want to record by adding special effects or focusing on a subject image off the center 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) No display : Auto : Sports...
  • Page 52: Switching The Information Display Mode

    G 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. ↓ → → No display Playback information Recording date/time display G Switching the information display VIDEO or PHOTO Program or...
  • 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 Program 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. G 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: Setting Up Record Functions

    Setting Up Record Functions Switching Movie Quality Mode Choose the movie quality from “XTRA” (only with DVD-RAM disc on DZ-MV230A), “FINE”, “STD” and “LPCM” (only with DVD-R disc). However, it is recommended that you record critical subjects in the “XTRA” or “FINE” mode when you are using a DVD-RAM disc, or in the “FINE”...
  • Page 59: Input Selection

    G 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 60: Changing Method For Recording Stills

    Changing Method for Recording Stills 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" is recommended for recording image with movement. Mode Details of setting On-screen display...
  • Page 61: 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 62: Setting On-Screen Display Output On Or Off

    Setting 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 screen.
  • Page 63: 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 64: 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 65: Initializing All Settings To Defaults

    Initializing 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 66: 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 “program”, so that you will be able to make most use of Disc Navigation function.
  • Page 67: Functions Available With Disc Navigation

    Using Disc Navigation Functions Available with Disc Navigation Disc Navigation allows you to do the following: G Selecting scene(s) (Select) G Displaying remaining free space on disc (Capacity) You can select a scene from all programs or a spe- cific program and start playback from that scene. You can display how much free space the disc be- You can also select adjacent multiple scenes and ing driven has.
  • Page 68 G Create and Edit Play List You can display all programs or a specific program, select scenes, and create up to 99 original stories (up to 999 scenes in 99 play lists). Program various scenes in a play list to create your own original movie (play list, p. 74). Only the data will be stored in play list.
  • Page 69: Starting Disc Navigation And Interpreting Navigation Screen

    Starting Disc Navigation and Interpreting Navigation Screen You can know the status of scenes from the colors DISC NAVIGATION of cursor and bar graph: button Cursor Bar graph Status of scenes Blue Yellow Current cursor position Blue Blue Range of scenes being selected Scenes already selected Tilt the joystick to right when the yellow cursor...
  • Page 70: Playing Back Scenes

    Playing Back Scenes G Playback of still images (with Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. The thumnails for all programs 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 71: 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 72: Program

    Program Switching to Thumbnail Display of Specific Date (Selecting Program) Since the scenes recorded on this video camera/recorder are collected as “programs” for each recording date, selecting a program will allow you to display only the scenes on a specific date. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 73: Changing Title Of Program

    Changing Title of Program The recording date/time has initially been attached to any program: You can change the recording date/ time to any desired title. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button and then Note: If you wish to delete the letter for title, press button once: The input letter will be deleted.
  • Page 74: 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 infor m ation will also be added grammed in a play list.
  • Page 75: 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 programs. Press the MENU button. Select the play list you wish to display, and The Disc Navigation menu screen will appear.
  • Page 76: 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 left or right...
  • Page 77: 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 76.
  • Page 78: 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 77, 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 79: 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 80: 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 message “Deleting...” → “Finished” will ap- The Disc Navigation menu screen will appear. pear and the selected scene will be deleted, af- Use the joystick to ter which the thumbnail display screen will be...
  • Page 81: 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 82 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 83: 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 84: 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 appr o ximately 0.5 sec- button. onds. Note: If you choose “NO” on the screen for veri- Note: Since a scene with a skip set cannot be fying division in step 4, division will be canceled.
  • Page 85: 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. A skip mark “ ” Use the joystick to select a scene to be skipped, and then press the MENU button.
  • Page 86: 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 you wish to know, and then press the mation shown below will appear.
  • Page 87: 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 88: 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 89: Finalizing Disc

    Finalizing 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, finalize the disc following the procedure below: Press the MENU button. Note: You can play back a finalized DVD-R disc on a compatible DVD player by specifying “DVD video”...
  • Page 90: 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 91: 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 92: Recording Image From Other Av Devices

    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 93: 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 r ecorded on DVD- RAM disc. See “Changing Method for Recor d ing on the DVD video cam- Stills” on page 60 for details, and “Recording Stills” era/recorder to “LINE”.
  • Page 94: 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 95: 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 96 AC adapter to power the DVD video camera/r e- 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 97: 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. G Making use of recorded still G Making use of recorded movies images (with DVD-RAM disc only) •...
  • Page 98: Subsidiary Information

    Subsidiary Information Cleaning Be sure to set the power switch to “POWER OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder. G Cleaning LCD screen and lens G 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 99: 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 100 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Cannot delete scenes. This may occur when scene that was edited for divi- sion, etc. is to be deleted. Combine the divided scenes, and then delete them. Scene without control The thumbnail at the start of program or play list may info.
  • Page 101 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 102 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Cannot move scene in Move was executed when a program was selected. program mode. (1) Disc is not format- DVD-R disc that was not initialized for camera use was ted. If it formats, it be- inserted.
  • Page 103 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 104: Troubleshooting

    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 Power turns off im- Is battery charged?
  • Page 105: 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 106: During Playback

    Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Focus is not correct. Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject? 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 diopter control correctly adjusted if you are using the viewfinder as a monitor? Adjust the diopter control.
  • Page 107 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 vol- ume on TV.
  • Page 108 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 109: 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 de- faults. The date and time will also be reset: Set the date and time again before using the DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 110: Major Specifications

    Major Specifications Specifications of DZ-MV230A/DZ-MV200A CCD (number of effective pixels) 1/4-inch interlaced DZ-MV230A total number of pixels: approx. 1,100,000 movie: approx. 720,000 still: approx. 1,000,000 DZ-MV200A total number of pixels: approx. 680,000 movie: approx. 340,000 still: approx. 630,000 Lens F2.0-2.7, f = 3/16”-1-15/16” (4.1-49.2 mm) Filter diameter: 1-7/16”...
  • Page 111: Introduction To Optional Accessories

    Battery system Lithium-ion Power consumption approx. 5.8 W when recording with LCD monitor off approx. 3-1/4” × 4” × 5-5/8” (82 × 101 × 143 mm) Dimensions (W × H × D) (excluding hood and projections) Operating temperature (humidity) 32-104 °F (0-40 °C) (less than 80%). 32-86 °F (0-30 °C) when connected to PC Storage temperature 16.8-140 °F (-20-60 °C)
  • Page 112: To Order In The United States

    To Order in the United States By Phone 1-800-HITACHI (1-800-448-2244) FOR AUTHORIZED HITACHI SERVICE FACILITY IN Choisissez les articles qui vous conviennent et CANADA passez commande. Please consult the following telephone Appelez le numéro gratuit “1-800-HITACHI number: (1-800-448-2244)”. 1-800-HITACHI (1-800-448-2244)
  • Page 113: Index

    Index Delete (scene) ..........80 Number Demo mode ........... 16 2.5” type liquid crystal display ...... 40 Detail (scene) ..........86 240x (Dig.zoom) ..........57 Dig. zoom ............57 48x (Dig.zoom) ..........57 Diopter control ..........41 8 cm DVD-R disc ..........23 Disc ..............
  • Page 114 Input source ........... 59 Scene .............. 17 Combine ..........83 Delete ............80 Detail ............86 Joystick ............10 Divide ............83 Edit ............81 Fade ............81 Move ............84 Language ............64 Select ............85 LCD bright button .......... 41 Skip ............
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