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DZ-HS501E/DZ-HS500E
DZ-HS501E(UK)/DZ-HS500E(UK)
DZ-HS501E
Instruction manual
To obtain the best performance and ensure years of
trouble-free use, please read this entire instruction
manual.
DVDCAM PC Software Support Centre
URL http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/
Support Centre phone numbers for software provided:
PIXELA PC Software Support Centre
UK, Germany, France and Spain: +800-1532-4865 (Toll-free)
Other countries: +44-1489-564-764
Languages available: English, French, German, Spanish
URL: http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html
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  • Page 1 To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use, please read this entire instruction manual. DVDCAM PC Software Support Centre URL http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/ Support Centre phone numbers for software provided: PIXELA PC Software Support Centre UK, Germany, France and Spain: +800-1532-4865 (Toll-free)
  • 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 (for DZ-HS501E (UK) / DZ-HS500E (UK)) 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 On Hdd

    • If you so, recording, playback or dubbing may not be possible. Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any liability or make compensation for loss of data, or direct or indirect damage when recording or playback is not performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 7 Liquid crystal display (LCD) and viewfinder: • The LCD screen and viewfinder are the products of highly precise technology. Among the total number of pixels (approx. 120,000 pixels for LCD monitor and equivalent to approx. 200,000 pixels for viewfinder), 0.01% or less pixels may be missing (black dots) or may remain lit as coloured dots (red, blue, green).
  • Page 8 • 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 9 Do not turn the DVD video camera/recorder off while the ACCESS/PC indicator or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking: ACCESS/PC indicator • The ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking to show that data is being written to disc or card, or being read from it.
  • Page 10: Cautions When Storing

    Cautions When Storing Do not leave the DVD video camera/recorder in a place where the temperature is very high for a long period of time: • The temperature inside a closed vehicle or trunk can become very high in a hot season. If you leave the DVD video camera/recorder in such a place, it could malfunction or the case could be damaged.
  • Page 11: Cleaning

    CLEANING Be sure to set the power switch to “OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder. ●Cleaning LCD screen and camera ●Cleaning DVD Video Camera/ lens Recorder Case Use dry, soft cloth to wipe dirt off. When Do not wipe the DVD video camera/recorder cleaning the LCD screen, be careful not to use case hard with any foreign object, such as grit, force, scratch it, or subject it to impact: Doing...
  • Page 12: Disc Cleaning

    (generally available) to completely delete the data on it. It is user’s responsibility to control the data on disc and memory card. • Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for leaking of personal data. Read This First To guide you, we have included following five chapters.
  • Page 13: 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 14: Introduction

    Introduction ●Recording is possible on both HDD and DVD: In FINE mode, recording for up to 11 hours is possible on HDD; up to 30 minutes on DVD (p. 44, 157) ●Dubbing to an 8 cm DVD can be performed on this DVD video camera/recorder using only one button: Simple dubbing without a DVD recorder or PC (p.
  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Information .........2 Viewing Images ..........35 VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR For Your Safety ..........2 SCREEN ............35 Precautions ............2 VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...5 VIEWFINDER ...........35 Setting Date and Time........36 Cautions on HDD ..........6 CHANGING DISPLAY FORMAT OF Cautions When Using ........6 DATE AND TIME ..........36...
  • Page 16 SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH THE TURNING OFF DUBBED MARK FROM SUBJECT THUMBNAIL (MARK OFF) ....... 87 (SWITCHING PROGRAMME AE MODE) ..60 Scene............... 88 RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) ..... 88 MONITOR LIGHT ..........61 DIVIDING MOVIES (EDIT –...
  • Page 17 Subsidiary Information DELETING DATA ON HDD (FULL FORMAT) ..........110 Introduction to Optional Accessories..... 139 FINALISING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW CAMERA ACCESSORIES ........139 (FINALIZE DVD) ..........111 POWER SUPPLY ..........139 ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALISED Trouble Messages......... 140 DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DVD)........112 Troubleshooting..........147 Others ............113 System Reset ..........
  • Page 18: 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 19: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts (Inside the cover) 6 Zoom lever (p. 54, 56, 72) 1 Hand strap attachment bracket (p. 23) To adjust the zoom or volume. 2 Stereo microphone 7 PC connection terminal (TO PC) (p. 125) Take care that the microphone is not blocked by a hand, etc., during recording.
  • Page 20 11 Viewfinder (p. 35) 18 BATTERY EJECT button (p. 31) Press this button when removing the battery. 12 Dioptre control (p. 35) 19 Battery attachment platform (p. 31) To adjust the focus of image appearing in the viewfinder. (Pull out the viewfinder.) 20 Record button (REC) (p.
  • Page 21 29 30 34 35 36 24 FULL AUTO button (p. 59) 33 DISPLAY (Screen display) button (p. 47, 71, 77) To switch the DVD video camera /recorder Press this button to display the details of to full automatic. image being played back or camera setting 25 FOCUS button (p.
  • Page 22 PHOTO DISPLAY DIGITAL ZOOM MENU ZOOM SELECT DELETE DISC NAVIGATION 41 PHOTO button (p. 45) 49 ZOOM T button (p. 54) 42 REC button (p. 44) 50 DIGITAL ZOOM button (p. 54) 43 MENU button (p. 36, 52, 89) 51 ZOOM W button (p. 54) 44 SELECT button (p.
  • Page 23: 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. ten minutes after the DVD video camera/recorder, connected to the AC adapter/charger, is turned on and left unoperated.
  • Page 24: 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 hand strap of DVD video camera/recorder. Longer end Push the both sides of cap inward and attach it over the lens.
  • Page 25: Removing Battery From Remote Control

    • The DVD video camera/recorder uses the “VCR2” infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder is not remote control code of Hitachi VCRs. If you use a exposed to direct sunlight or any intense light. If the Hitachi VCR, etc. with remote control code set to infrared receiver is subject to light stronger than the “VCR2”, a VCR placed near the DVD video camera/...
  • Page 26: Hdd/Dvd/Cards

    HDD/DVD/Cards The following table lists the storage media (discs and cards) that can be used on this DVD video camera/recorder and the functions which are available with them: Media DVD-RW DVD-RW Function DVD- DVD-R memory mode) mode) card ● ● ●...
  • Page 27: Hdd, 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 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 147 when the CHARGE indicator blinks. ●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx.
  • Page 32 ●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) DZ-HS501E DZ-HS500E Video mode When using viewfinder...
  • 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 White portion shows remaining level (Blinks) EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY •...
  • Page 34: 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 35: Viewing Images

    Viewing Images VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH SCREEN VIEWFINDER If you open the LCD monitor, you can monitor subject image on the LCD screen. Pull out the viewfinder. Open the LCD monitor. Turn the dioptre control knob to adjust the focus to suit your eyesight.
  • Page 36: 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 37: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings Press the MENU button, and then use buttons to display the “Initial Setup” menu screen. See page 52 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 38: 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. 154)). (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 39: 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 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 •...
  • Page 40: 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 Press the button to end the setting. LCD / EVF Se t u p button, use the LCD/ EVF Ad j u s t Note EVF D i s p l a y A u t o...
  • Page 41: Inserting And Removing Disc

    Inserting and Removing Disc Set the power switch to “DVD” or “OFF” . When removing the disc: While pushing down the centre portion of When the power switch is set to “HDD” or turntable, pick up the disc, holding its edge, “SD”, the cover of disc insertion block will to remove it.
  • Page 42 Note • If the cover of disc insertion block is open, the ACCESS/PC indicator will blink when an image is displayed on the LCD monitor screen: In this case, the DVD video camera/recorder will not turn off even if the power switch is set to “OFF”. If the cover remains open after a while, the DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn off.
  • Page 43: 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 44: Basic Techniques

    DVD video camera/recorder on. approximately 3 seconds. After the ACCESS/PC indicator goes out, • Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that perform the subsequent operation: cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect. • Each time the DVD video camera/recorder enters the...
  • Page 45: Recording Stills

    Recording Stills Press the PHOTO/SELECT button all the way Note (full pressing). Recording of still images is possible on card. PHOTO/SELECT The screen will be black, and then the button recorded still will be displayed. When the “ ” mark appears, you can proceed with the next recording;...
  • Page 46: 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 47: 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. Programme AE 8. Self-timer 4. Backlight compensation 9.
  • Page 48 1. Recording mode (p. 44, 45) 10. Zoom (p. 54) : Movie (HDD/DVD) : Still (Card) (Digital Zoom: Off) 2. 16:9 mode (only in movie recording mode) (Digital Zoom: 60×* (p. 65) No display : 16:9 mode OFF (Digital Zoom: 800×* only in movie recording mode) : 16:9 mode ON...
  • Page 49 : HDD Protection Off : DVD-R finalised on a device other than this DVD video camera/ 16. Remaining space on disc/card recorder (including a DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video REM XX : Remaining recordable minutes camera/recorder marketed before during movie recording...
  • Page 50: 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 47) and recording status (see 9 on page 47) will appear.
  • Page 51 ●Interpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen facing the same direction as the lens Screen display Description symbol • Status in which recording is not possible on HDD. • An attempt to record a photo on HDD was made. •...
  • Page 52: 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 53 ●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 A u t o P r o r am AE...
  • Page 54: 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 55: 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: 30.5 mm for DZ-HS501E; 34 mm for DZ-HS500E 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-SR3037 for DZ-HS501E, DZ-SR3437 for DZ-HS500E (see page 139).
  • Page 56: 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 57 Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 56): 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 58: 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 59: 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 60: Setting Up Camera Functions

    Setting Up Camera Functions Before You Begin • See page 52 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 61: 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, use the Note buttons to choose “Program AE” on •...
  • Page 62: Setting White Balance Manually

    Press the MENU button, use the Note buttons to choose “White Bal.” on the • The white balance mode can be confirmed using the on-screen information. “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and • The white balance setting will be stored in memory then press the button.
  • Page 63: Using The Electronic Image Stabiliser (Eis)

    USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILISER (EIS) When you use zoom (see page 54) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image. Press the MENU button, use the • After recording with EIS set to “Off”, it is recommended that you return the setting to “On”...
  • Page 64: 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 65: 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 66 Images recorded with “16:9 Off” specified will appear as follows: Display on LCD monitor screen Display in viewfinder Note • The 16:9 setting will be kept even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off. • When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW: You cannot specify the combination of “VIDEO Mode: STD”...
  • Page 67: Switching Quality Of Still Image (Quality)

    SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY) You can switch the still recording quality. It is recommended that you use “FINE” when recording vital images (p. 158 “Size And Quality Of Photos”). Press the MENU button, use the Press the MENU button to end the setting. buttons to choose “Quality”...
  • Page 68: 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 69: Using External Microphone

    Using External Microphone Connect external microphone (generally available) to the external microphone jack of this DVD video camera/recorder. Clearer sound can be recorded. Turn on the switch on external microphone and start recording. For details on external microphone, see “Major Specifications” on page 155. To external microphone jack Note...
  • Page 70: 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 71 REC button again. Photo (still) ....“One scene” refers to a single photo recording by pressing the PHOTO/SELECT button. *2 Icon displayed on a photo recorded on a DVD-RAM using Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder that can record photos on a DVD-RAM.
  • Page 72: Playing Back From Disc Navigation Screen

    PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Note • Pressing the button will move the cursor to the preceding or following scene. Use the buttons to select Pressing the button will move the the desired scene. cursor up or down, or move to the preceding or following page.
  • Page 73: Playing Back Latest Recorded Scene

    • Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder to play Before You Begin back scenes on it. (p. 44, 45). • Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 34). PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE Playing Back Note •...
  • Page 74: 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/SELECT button for the scene you wish to capture in step 1: The screen for verifying capture will appear.
  • Page 75: 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 76: 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 77: 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 1/ 3/2007 No display Playback information Recording date/time display ●Switching the information display Programme or Play List. Number of programme or play list being mode played back (not displayed when all Press the DISPLAY button: You can switch the...
  • Page 78: Selecting Multiple Scenes

    SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the PHOTO/SELECT button once: Use the buttons to select The selected scene will be framed in red and the desired scene. yellow. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select multiple scenes. SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES TOGETHER Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 79: 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 Referenc Contents function e page Editing of scenes You can delete unnecessary scenes, 88 – 90 ● ● ● combine scenes, or divide one scene.
  • Page 80: 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 HDD/DVD/Card will appear. Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 52). Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
  • Page 81 ●When using DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) Scene Edit (p. 88) Divide (p. 89) Effect (p. 91) Delete (p. 88) Copy* (p. 94) Combine (p. 90) Select (p. 96) Move* (p. 90, 106) Will appear when a play list is displayed. Detail (p. 97) Fade (p.
  • Page 82 ●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW Start → Current Scene Select (p. 96) (p. 96) Current → End Detail (p. 97) (p. 96) (p. 96) Program Select (p. 98) DVD Setting Finalize DVD (p. 111) Play (p. 99) Unfinalize DVD* (p. 112) Format DVD* (p.
  • Page 83: Dubbing On Dvd

    Dubbing on DVD This DVD video camera/recorder allows you to choose the desired method when dubbing images recorded on HDD to a DVD: “New”: To dub scenes recorded on HDD to a DVD, without dubbed marks appearing, beginning with the first scene without dubbed mark. “Date”: To dub scenes recorded on HDD on the same date to a DVD, beginning with the first scene.
  • Page 84: First-Time ("New") Dubbing

    (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, the scene before the division will be dubbed. • Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for compensation or loss of data, or direct or indirect damage when dubbing is not performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 85: Dubbing Scenes Recorded On Same Day Collectively ("Date" Dubbing)

    Replace the DVD. After dubbing is finished, check the “Delete If one disc cannot contain all scenes, the Scene” screen. screen for verifying DVD replacement will Choosing “YES” will delete the dubbed appear. To continue dubbing, press the DISC scenes from the HDD. EJECT button, and then replace the DVD: To retain the dubbed scenes on the HDD, Dubbing will restart from the scene...
  • Page 86: Dubbing All Scenes Recorded On Hdd (Dubbing "All")

    DUBBING ALL SCENES RECORDED ON HDD (DUBBING “ALL”) You can dub all scenes recorded on the HDD to a DVD from the beginning in sequence. If the scenes cannot be included on one DVD, count the capacity size of scenes, and dub the scenes that can be stored on the DVD.
  • Page 87: Selecting Scenes Recorded On Hdd And Dubbing Them (Scene "Select" Dubbing)

    SELECTING SCENES RECORDED ON HDD AND DUBBING THEM (SCENE “SELECT” DUBBING) You can select desired scenes recorded on HDD and dub only those scenes on DVDs. Press the DUBBING button. remaining bar at the top right of screen will The Dubbing Menu will appear. be red, and a message will appear.
  • Page 88: Scene

    Scene DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) You may want to delete unwanted scenes. Scenes on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R cannot be deleted, and menu item “Delete” will not appear with DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R. When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu, but the scenes recorded last on it can be deleted (see page 73).
  • Page 89: Dividing Movies (Edit - Divide)

    ●Editing using submenu Press the MENU button before pressing the button in step 5 (see page 88): 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 90: 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. When using the HDD or a DVD-RAM, combining scenes is possible only when “Category: All” is specified (p. 113). Stills cannot be combined. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 91: 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 92: 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. Place the cursor on the scene to which skip is A skip icon “...
  • Page 93: 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 94: Copying Stills On Dvd-Ram To Card (Copy)

    COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM TO CARD (COPY) • Set a DVD-RAM (recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder that can record photos on a DVD-RAM) that includes the photos you wish to Before You Begin copy, and a card with recordable space, in this DVD video camera/ recorder.
  • Page 95: 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 “SD”. Select the locked scene, and then use the Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 96: 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 97: Displaying Information Using Menu Screen (Detail)

    S k i p : O f f *2 This will appear with a DVD-RAM, including F a d e I N : No n e OUT : None D u b b e d photos recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/ PREV NEXT RETURN recorder that has this capability.
  • Page 98: 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 99: 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 100 ●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 choose the title input mode: “capital down the button will delete all letters in the TITLE letter”, “small letter”...
  • Page 101: 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 HDD/DVD capacity by making a play list.
  • Page 102: 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 103: 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 104: Deleting Scenes From Play List (Editing Play List)

    DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and Press the button. then press the MENU button. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to delete other scenes. Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited.
  • Page 105: 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, and Choose “Delete” on the “Edit” menu screen, then press the MENU button. and then press the button.
  • Page 106: 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 107: 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. After changing the title, the Disc Navigation screen on the play list whose title has been Press the MENU button.
  • Page 108: 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. MOVING TO BEGINNING (END) OF HDD/DVD/CARD Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the buttons to choose “Top” or “End” on the “Go To” menu Press the MENU button.
  • Page 109: Protection

    PROTECTION You can protect the HDD and a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) in order to prevent recorded images from being erased or edited by mistake. Further recording will not be possible on protected disc until the protection is released. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Note •...
  • Page 110: Updating Control Information Of Hdd/Dvd-Ram/Dvd-Rw (Vr-Mode) (Update Control Info.)

    UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR- MODE) (UPDATE CONTROL INFO.) Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder handles information on scenes, such as thumbnail, skip, fade, in a particular manner. If you use another device to edit a disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, and then use the data again with Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder, the Disc Navigation may not appear normally.
  • Page 111: Finalising Dvd-Rw/Dvd-R/+Rw (Finalize Dvd)

    FINALISING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW (FINALIZE DVD) • Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder when finalising a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW. Finalisation cannot be Before You Begin 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 112: Additionally Recording On Finalised Dvd-Rw (Vf-Mode)/+Rw (Unfinalize Dvd)

    ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALISED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DVD) 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 DVD”...
  • Page 113: Others

    Others DISPLAYING DUBBED/UNDUBBED SCENES IN LIST (CATEGORY) You can display all scenes recorded on HDD in this DVD video camera/recorder, by dividing them into those dubbed to DVD and not yet dubbed, on the Disc Navigation screen. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and “Dubbed”: Only scenes with dubbed marks then press the MENU button.
  • Page 114: Playing Back Scenes Repeatedly (Repeat Play)

    PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY) ●To release Repeat Play Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use one of the following 3 methods to release: Press the MENU button. • Choose “Off” in step 4 on the left. • Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off Use the once.
  • Page 115: Slide Show (Continuous Playback Of Stills)

    SLIDE SHOW (CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK OF STILLS) If you play back stills recorded on a card, the DVD video camera/recorder will enter the playback pause status after each still is played back. Setting Slide Show allows you to continuously play back stills. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • 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 (provided) White...
  • Page 117: Viewing On Tv Screen

    • The infrared remote control is useful when operating the DVD video camera/recorder while viewing an Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to image on TV screen. However, if you use a Hitachi switch the TV input. VCR, the remote control may inadvertently operate the VCR if it is near the DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 118: Playback On Dvd Recorder/Player

    Playback on DVD Recorder/Player PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) You can use a DVD recorder or DVD player that conforms to DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) to play back 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player Note and play it back.
  • Page 119: Recording (Dubbing) Images On Other Video Devices

    AC outlet using the AC adapter/charger. • If you use a Hitachi VCR, it will be operated by the remote control* provided with the DVD video camera/recorder. When recording an image from a Hitachi VCR, change the remote control code of the VCR to other than “VCR2”.
  • Page 120: Connecting To Pc

    Connecting to PC Connecting to PC Software Provided You can utilise on PC the videos and photos recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, using the PC connection cable and software CD-ROM provided, or generally available software. The provided CD-ROM contains the following software for Windows and Macintosh: Windows ImageMixer 3 This allows you to import the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC.
  • Page 121: Requirements Of Available Pc

    See the following Websites to fine out whether the provided software can be used on Windows Vista: PIXELA PC Software Support Centre URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html DVDCAM PC Software Support Centre URL: http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/ ® ® • Computer: IBM PC/AT compatible, with the above OS preinstalled.
  • Page 122: Installing Software

    Installing Software [When using Windows] Turn the PC on. Checking licence agreement: If you have been using the PC, terminate all Carefully read the licence agreement: If you running software programmes. accept the contents, choose “I accept the terms of the license agreement”, and then Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD- click “Next”.
  • Page 123 Choosing video system: After installation is finished, the screen for The screen for setting the video system will prompting restart will appear: Click “Finish” appear, and then click “Next”. to restart the PC. After restart, remove the CD-ROM from the Installing the software is now complete.
  • Page 124: When Using Macintosh

    [When using Macintosh] Turn the Macintosh on, and insert the Choosing the installation destination and provided CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of type of installation, and click “Continue”. Macintosh. Then click “Install”. Follow the instructions on screen for Double-click the DVDHS7S icon displayed on operation: Installation will start.
  • Page 125: Connecting To Pc Via Pc Connection Cable

    Connecting to PC via PC Connection Cable Use the provided PC connection cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to PC as shown below. To USB connection terminal To PC connection terminal PC connection cable (provided) Note • No data can be written to the HDD, disc or SD memory card in this DVD video camera/recorder when it is connected to PC.
  • Page 126: When Using Windows

    When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the DVD video camera/recorder will be recognised as a drive. The drive will appear on screen as follows: [When using Windows] If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC with its power switch set to “HDD” or “DVD”, it will be recognised as an optical disc drive, and a disc set in the DVD video camera/ recorder can be accessed.
  • Page 127: Using Disc In Dvd Drive Built Into Pc

    ●When removing disc [When using Windows] Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to choose the drive icon of DVD video camera/recorder. → Right-click the mouse. → Choose “Eject”. → The cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will open. Insert another disc and close the cover: The disc will be recognised.
  • Page 128: Before Terminating Pc Connection (Unplugging Pc Connection Cable)/Changing Over Power Switch

    BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION (UNPLUGGING PC CONNECTION CABLE)/CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH [When using Windows] Choose “USB mass storage device”. The drive Before unplugging the PC connection cable name (E:, etc.) will depend on the PC used. from PC, terminate the application and then click the “Hardware Removal”...
  • Page 129: Using Imagemixer 3 For Windows

    Using ImageMixer 3 for Windows ImageMixer 3 allows you to capture the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC, edit the video file, and create a DVD-Video or DVD-VR using the video file. The following shows the basic operation of ImageMixer 3. Refer to the electronic instruction manual that can be read on PC for detailed instructions about ImageMixer 3: While ImageMixer 3 is being activated, click “Help”...
  • Page 130: Creating Dvd-Video Using Images Recorded On Hdd/Disc

    CREATING DVD-VIDEO USING IMAGES RECORDED ON HDD/DISC You can use the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder to create a disc that can be viewed on DVD recorders/players. * A DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalised on this DVD video camera/recorder (see page 111).
  • Page 131 Select the images from which you wish to “Hitachi DVDCAM (HDD)” when the power create a DVD-Video, and then click “Import”. switch is set to “HDD”; and “Hitachi The image recorded on HDD, disc will DVDCAM” when the power switch is set to appear.
  • Page 132 Click “Authoring” and create a DVD-Video Click menu. Clicking “Authoring” will display the editing screen of DVD-Video menu. The video file previously imported into PC will appear in “Source”. Choose the desired video file, and click “Add titles”: The video file will be registered. When using a video file imported into PC using ImageMixer 3, click “File”...
  • Page 133: Using Imagemixer 3 Mac Edition For Dvdcam

    USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on HDD (DVD when DVD is being chosen) will appear. Select the scene you wish to play back and click “Playback”.
  • Page 134: Importing Images Recorded On Hdd/Disc Into Macintosh

    USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on HDD (DVD when DVD is being chosen) will appear. Select the scene you wish to import and click “Import”.
  • Page 135: Creating Dvd-Video Using Images Recorded On Hdd/Disc

    Clicking Library will display a list of video Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. files imported into Macintosh using Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the ImageMixer 3. left of screen: The images recorded on HDD Select the video files from which you wish to or disc will appear.
  • Page 136 Write to a DVD. Note You can check the video files in a DVD list. • If you load a written DVD-RW in the write drive, a dialog “Are you sure you want to delete the contents Select the video file you wish to check and of disc?”...
  • Page 137: Uninstalling Software

    PIXELA PC Software Support Centre UK, Germany, France and Spain +800-1532-4865 (Toll-free) Other countries +44-1489-564-764 Languages available : English, French, German, Spanish URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html ●For inquiries on connections between PC and this DVD video camera/ recorder: DVDCAM PC Software Support Centre URL: http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/...
  • Page 138: Cautions When Connecting Dvd Video Camera/Recorder To Pc

    Doing so will make the disc unusable. Data may be readable or writable from/to the DVD video camera/recorder using software other than that provided with the DVD video camera/recorder, but Hitachi does not guarantee the operation. If the PC is started from suspend (or sleep or standby) with the DVD video camera/recorder connected to the PC, the DVD video camera/recorder may not be recognised: Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder from PC once, and restart the PC.
  • Page 139: Subsidiary Information

    Subsidiary Information Introduction to Optional Accessories CAMERA ACCESSORIES Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)* (p. 55) Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)* (p. 55) Step-up ring (DZ-SR3037 for DZ-HS501E, DZ-SR3437 for DZ-HS500E) (p. 55) • When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory. You will need the optional step-up ring when attaching these lenses.
  • Page 140: 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 141 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Cannot combine scene. Unless consecutive scenes are selected, they cannot be combined. Cannot combine scene Scenes in different programmes (different recording dates) of multiple programs. cannot be combined. Create a Playlist first, and then combine Create PlayList first, such scenes on the playlist.
  • Page 142 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page CARD ALMOST FULL Remaining space is only enough to record less than 10 stills. 88, 109, 158 Delete unnecessary stills and try the card, or use another card. Card error has • The card terminals may be dirty: Wipe off dirt, and try the card occurred.
  • Page 143 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page DVD error has occurred. This message will appear if disc error has occurred during dubbing. Connect the AC adapter/charger to DVD video camera/ Please keep DVD inside recorder, and set the power switch to “DVD”: Video file will be and set power switch to repaired.
  • Page 144 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Error occurred. Please • Abnormality has occurred with the DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW replace DVD or format to be repaired. Initialise the disc before using it, or use the DVD. another disc. Initialising the disc will erase all data on it. •...
  • Page 145 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page No more scenes. • All scenes are deleted from the play list. PlayList was deleted. • Since a play list with no scenes cannot be supported by 104, 105 specifications, a play list from which all registered scenes have been deselected will be deleted.
  • Page 146 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page UNFORMAT DVD The disc is not initialised or it is damaged. If this message appears, be sure to initialise the disc on this DVD video camera/recorder before using it. Reinitialising even a disc used on this DVD video camera/ recorder may be necessary (initialising will erase all recorded contents on disc).
  • Page 147: 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 Battery cannot be Is the ambient temperature too low or too high?
  • Page 148 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Power cannot be turned Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger once, and then press the off. RESET button of DVD video camera/recorder: Reattach a power 29, 31, 154 supply to DVD video camera/recorder before turning it on again. Even if the DVD video The DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn on to camera/recorder is off,...
  • Page 149 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page An error message for Perform repair following the instructions on screen. repair appears. Repair is possible when the DVD video camera/recorder is powered by the AC adapter/charger. If you are using the HDD and have detected an error in part of video file, a battery can also be used for repair (if the remaining battery level indicator shows more than half level).
  • Page 150 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Photos on card cannot This DVD video camera/recorder can play back image data be played back. recorded on SD memory card in other digital cameras conforming to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard. The range of image data normally playable on this DVD video camera/recorder is that with pixels from 80 horizontal ×...
  • Page 151 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page DVD drive built into PC This problem may be solved if you update the DVD editing/ cannot be used after the creating software of your PC. — provided software has been installed. Error appears when Make sure that your PC display adapter (video card) conforms to ®...
  • Page 152 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? 29, 30 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 153 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Disc cover cannot be Is disc correctly inserted? closed. Was disc inserted from wrong direction? Remove the disc and then reinsert it. Connect a fully charged battery or AC adapter/charger, and then 29, 31 turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
  • Page 154: 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 155: Major Specifications

    *1 “120x” will appear on DZ-HS500E. • Some items will not appear depending on the disc or card inserted. Major Specifications DZ-HS501E : 1/5-inch interlaced DZ-HS500E : 1/6-inch interlaced Total number of pixels DZ-HS501E approx. 1,330,000 DZ-HS500E approx. 800,000 Number of effective pixels DZ-HS501E Movie: approx.
  • Page 156 Maximum SD memory card DZ-HS501E approx. 45 (in FINE mode) (when using 32 MB number of DZ-HS500E approx. 180 (in FINE mode) card) recordable Varies depending on the recording quality and the type of card stills (p. 158). Recording DVD-RAM/DVD-RW Movie: format (VR-mode)
  • Page 157: Storage Capacity Of Hdd/Dvd/Card

    STORAGE CAPACITY OF HDD/DVD/CARD Recordable Time On HDD* Recording quality Movie recordable time Application XTRA Approx. 7 hours Best quality FINE Approx. 11 hours High quality Approx. 23 hours Standard quality Recordable Time On Disc Movie recordable time on one disc (on single side) (when recording only movies) Recording quality Movie recordable time Application...
  • Page 158: Recordable Stills (Photos) On Card

    RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD For DZ-HS501E Capacity Recording quality 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB FINE Approx. 45 Approx. 95 Approx. 190 Approx. 380 Approx. 750 Approx. 1,500 NORM Approx. 60 Approx. 120 Approx.
  • Page 159: Index

    Index ......... 110 Update Control Info. Numerics .......... 41 DISC EJECT button ..............65 16:9 Display ..........27 8 cm bare disc ........47 Information LCD ........97 Scenes information ..........35 Viewfinder .............. 89 Divide ........... 29 AC adapter/charger Dubbing ........
  • Page 160 ..............95 ............89 Lock Divide .............44 ............91 LOCK switch Fade .........61 ..........90, 106 Low Light (Programme AE) Move ............96 Select ............92 Skip ...........74 Searching for image ...........56 Manual Focus ..........102 Select (play list) ............52 MENU button ...........98 Select (programme) ............63 MIC.Filter ..........78 Select (Scene) .............106...
  • Page 161: Be Sure To Read The Following Before Opening The Package Of Cd-Rom

    Licence Agreement ■ Grant of Licence • Hitachi, Ltd. nonexclusively grants you the right to install this programme in one computer and use it, but this right cannot be transferred to a third party. • You can duplicate one copy of this programme in a form readable on computer, but only for the purpose of backup, and under the condition that the display concerning the copyright remains in the original status.
  • Page 162 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 163 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 164 Hitachi Ltd. HITACHI EUROPE LTD. HITACHI EUROPE S.A. Consumer Affairs Department 364, Kifissias Ave. & 1, Delfon Str. PO Box 3007 152 33 Chalandri Maidenhead Athens Berkshire SL6 8ZE GREECE Tel: 210 6837200 UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 0870 405 4405 Fax: 210 6835694 Email: consumer.mail@hitachi-eu.com...

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