Instruction Manual DZ-GX3300A/DZ-GX3200A DZ-GX3100A/DZ-BX35A DZ-GX3300A DZ-GX3100A Instruction manual To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use, please read this instruction manual completely. Mode d’emploi Des performances optimales et un fonctionnement à long terme seront assurés en appliquant les présentes instructions après avoir entièrement lu...
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.
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.
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.
Cautions When Using Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with care: • The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do not press its surface with force, hit it or prick it with a sharp object. • If you push the LCD surface, unevenness in display may occur. If unevenness does not disappear soon, turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
• Using 8 cm CD lens cleaner could cause this DVD video camera/recorder to be faulty. • If you have to clean the lens, use a Hitachi Maxell cleaner that is exclusively for 8 cm DVD discs. Be careful of moisture condensation: •...
Do not turn the DVD video camera/recorder off while the ACCESS/PC indicator or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking: • The ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking to show that data is being written to disc or card, or being read from it.
• This DVD video camera/recorder is designed and produced for home-use recording and playback. The recorded contents cannot be compensated for: • Hitachi cannot compensate for any damages caused when recording is not made normally or recorded contents cannot be played back because of a defect in the DVD video camera/recorder, disc or card.
CLEANING Be sure to set the power switch to “OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder. ●Cleaning LCD screen and camera lens Use dry, soft cloth to wipe dirt off. When cleaning the LCD screen, be careful not to use force, scratch it, or subject it to impact: Doing such could cause a defect in the screen, result in display unevenness, or damage the LCD...
• A detailed table of contents directing you to specific information quickly (see pages 12 – 14). Get to know your DVD video camera/recorder by using this manual, and get to know Hitachi. We appreciate your business. Quick Index Available Discs... 24 Recording Movie ...
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.
Table of Contents Important Information... 2 For Your Safety... 2 Precautions... 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS... 4 Cautions When Using ... 5 Cautions When Storing... 8 Suggestions and Restrictions ... 8 CLEANING ... 9 HANDLING DISCS ... 9 DISC CLEANING... 10 Read This First ...
Setting Up Record Functions ...61 SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE). 61 SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9 MODE)... 62 SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY) ... 64 RECEIVING IMAGE FROM ANOTHER DEVICE (INPUT SOURCE) ... 64 SWITCHING EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING METHOD (PHOTO INPUT) ...
Recording (Dubbing) Images... 109 RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM OTHER VIDEO DEVICE... 109 RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES... 111 Connecting to PC (DZ-GX3300A/GX3200A/GX3100A) Software Provided ... 112 Requirements of available PC ... 113 Installing Software ... 114 Connecting to PC via PC Connection Cable . 117 USING DISC IN DVD DRIVE BUILT INTO PC..
Used when viewing the picture played back on the DVD video camera/recorder on TV screen, or output video to another video device. For DZ-BX35A only. Single-sided 8 cm DVD-R disc: To record videos (movies) on this DVD video camera/recorder. For DZ-GX3300A/ GX3200A only.
GX3300A/GX3200A/GX3100A only) (p. 66) 14 Wide-screen color liquid crystal display (inside) (p. 32) Although the external appearances of DZ- GX3300A, DZ-GX3200A, DZ-GX3100A and DZ-BX35A are different, the method of operating these models is identical. DZ- GX3300A illustrations are used in this manual.
ON and OFF. 18 ACCESS/PC indicator (for DZ-GX3300A/GX3200A/GX3100A only) ACCESS indicator (for DZ-BX35A only) (p. 7, 41, 42) Will blink or light when the disc in DVD video camera/recorder is accessed (write or read is executed) or the DVD video camera/ recorder is connected to PC.
28 FINALIZE button (p. 102) Press this button to finalize the recorded DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW. 29 FOCUS button (p. 53) To switch between manual focus and auto- focus. 30 MENU button (p. 49, 80) Press this button to display the menu for setting camera functions and Disc Navigation.
44 PHOTO button (p. 42) 45 REC button (p. 41) 46 MENU button (p. 33, 57, 80) 47 SELECT button (p. 75) 48 Reverse search button (p. 71) 49 DELETE button (p. 79) 50 DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 67) 51 DISPLAY button (p. 47, 74) * The buttons on remote control will function the same as those on DVD video camera/recorder.
Setups This section explains preparations for recording – setting up the DVD video camera/recorder and battery. Demonstration Function This DVD video camera/recorder is equipped with a demonstration function. The default at purchase time is “Auto”, which will automatically start the demonstration approx. three minutes after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on.
ATTACHING LENS CAP Attach the shorter end of lens cap string to the lens cap. Attach the longer end of lens cap string to the attachment hole of DVD video camera/ recorder. Push the both sides of cap inward and attach it over the lens.
(CR2032) are supplied only with the DZ-GX3300A/ GX3200A. • 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/...
6: The provided software is used. 7: Finalize the disc when editing/playing back on PC. 8: The software for Macintosh provided with this DVD video camera/recorder is not compatible with a +RW. 9: DZ-BX35A cannot be connected to a PC. Media DVD-RW...
• Do not insert a DVD-R that was recorded by a DVD recorder manufactured by a company other than Hitachi, and which has not been finalized, in this DVD video camera/recorder: Doing so will make the disc unusable.
EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER: • CD-RW • CD • CD-R • CD-ROM • DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring Ver. 2.0 AVAILABLE CARDS SD memory card can be used on this DVD video camera/recorder.
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.
Setting Up the Battery The DZ-BP14S battery provided with DZ-GX3300A/GX3200A or DZ-BP07PW battery provided with DZ-GX3100A/BX35A has not been charged at purchase time: Charge it before using the DVD video camera/recorder. Note • Be sure to use the DZ-BP14S, DZ-BP07PW, DZ-BP14SW (optional) or DZ-BP7SW (optional, unavailable for DZ- GX3300A/GX3200A) battery for the DVD video camera/recorder: Using other batteries could cause the DVD video camera/recorder to malfunction, or result in fire.
●Battery charged status You can find out the charged status of battery by checking the CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/ charger: Charge status During charge Charge complete Note See “Troubleshooting” on page 139 when the CHARGE indicator blinks. ●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx. 77ºF (25ºC)): DZ-BP14S (provided with DZ-GX3300A/GX3200A)/DZ-BP14SW (optional): Approx.
DZ-GX3100A approx. 70 min approx. 65 min approx. 70 min approx. 65 min approx. 80 min approx. 70 min DZ-GX3100A DZ-BX35A approx. 170 min approx. 150 min approx. 170 min approx. 150 min approx. 210 min approx. 170 min (optional) DZ-BX35A approx.
BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR When the battery is used to power the DVD video camera/recorder, the battery remaining level appears in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen as follows: Fully charged White portion shows remaining level EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY •...
Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On and While holding down the gray button at the right of power switch, set the switch according to each recording function: Set to “OFF”: The DVD video camera/ recorder will turn off Set to “P”: To record still on SD memory card Set to “O”:...
VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR SCREEN If you open the LCD monitor, you can monitor subject image on the LCD screen. Open the LCD monitor. The LCD monitor has a portion where you can hook your finger. Hook the finger there to open the monitor.
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. Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ d/c buttons to choose “Date Setup”...
Initial Settings Press the MENU button, and then use f/e/d/c/A to display the “Initial Setup” menu screen. See page 49 for detailed operation procedure. Press the MENU button again to exit setting. SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF (BEEP) Select “On” or “Off”, and then press the A button.
RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS (RESET) You can restore menu settings to defaults (initial settings at the factory (p. 147)). (Note, however, that the date/time will not be reset.) Choose “Reset” on the “Initial Setup” menu screen, and then press the A button.
LCD/EVF Setup ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS) Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ d/c/A buttons to choose “LCD/EVF Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu screen, and then choose “LCD Brightness”or “EVF Brightness”. The brightness adjustment bar will appear on the screen.
ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY (COLOR LEVEL) You can adjust the color density of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder. Press the MENU button, use the f/ e/d/c/A buttons to choose ENTER “LCD/EVF Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu screen, and then choose “Color Level”.
Inserting and Removing Disc Press down the DISC EJECT button once and release it. A few moments after the ACCESS/PC indicator blinks, the cover of disc insertion block will open. Gently open the cover by hand fully until it stops. DISC EJECT When inserting a disc: Push the disc against the turntable at the...
Note • If the cover of disc insertion block is open, the ACCESS/PC indicator will blink when an image is displayed on the LCD monitor screen: In this case, the DVD video camera/recorder will not turn off even if the power switch is set to “OFF”. If the cover remains open after a while, the DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn off.
Inserting and Removing Card Open the LCD monitor. Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off. Open the cover of card insertion block. Inserting Card: Insert card with its terminal inward until it locks. Removing Card: Push the center of card edge. The card will come out so that it can be held by fingers.
• For various functions available during recording, see “Setting Up Camera Functions” on page 57. • Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect. • The power switch can be changed over even during recording, but the operation will not be changed.
Recording Stills Note Recording of still images is possible on DVD-RAM disc and card. ACCESS/PC indicator CARD ACCESS indicator Remove the lens cap, and then point the DVD video camera/recorder at subject. Turn the DVD camera/recorder on. When using DVD-RAM disc: Set the power switch to “N”.
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. one second. Setting to the sleep/restart standby status: Press the SLEEP/RESTART button in the recording pause status.
On-Screen Information Various types of information will appear in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen during recording. INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING RECORDING See the next page for details. e 2. Program AE k 3. White balance n 4. EIS o 5. Manual Focus 6.
1. Recording mode (p. 41, 42, 65) : Movie : Still (Disc) : External input still (field) (Disc) : External input still (frame) (Disc) : Still (Card) : External input still (field) (Card) : External input still (frame) (Card) 2. Program AE (only in movie recording mode) (p.
When no disc or card is in the DVD video camera/recorder, or disc has not yet been initialized, a write- protected disc or locked card, or a disc or card with no remaining space, has been inserted. “60x” will appear on DZ-GX3100A; “100x” on DZ-BX35A. “800x” will appear on DZ-GX3100A; “1,200x” on DZ-BX35A.
●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 44) and recording status (see 12 on page 44) will appear.
●Interpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen facing the same direction as the lens: Screen display symbol • A write-protected disc is loaded. • A locked card is loaded. • An unusable card is loaded. • An attempt to record a still is being made with a DVD-RW/DVD- R/+RW disc used.
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.
●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 Not displayed when external input is being selected. Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up F u l l Me n u Me n u P r o g r am AE :...
• When digital zoom is engaged, the image quality will be rougher. *1 “60x” on DZ-GX3100A; “100x” on DZ-BX35A. *2 “800x” on DZ-GX3100A; “1,200x” on DZ-BX35A. Note • Zoom can be used, but the subject may not be focused, depending on the distance to the subject.
Use the tele-conversion lens or wide-conversion lens with the following filter diameter and thread pitch to record subjects for stronger telephoto or wide-angle effect: Filter diameter: 37 mm for DZ-GX3300A; 34 mm for DZ-GX3200A/DZ-BX35A; 30.5 mm for DZ- GX3100A Thread pitch: 0.75 mm for DZ-GX3300A; 0.5 mm for DZ-GX3200A/GX3100A/BX35A...
Manually Focusing Subject The DVD video camera/recorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (autofocus). You can also manually focus a subject depending on the recording conditions. FOCUSING DURING RECORDING Normally, the DVD video camera/recorder automatically focuses the subject (autofocus), but you can also manually focus a subject, depending on the recording conditions (manual focus).
Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 53): Objects not in the center of screen Objects moving rapidly Object behind glass with water droplets, dirt on it Objects with little variation in brightness, such as white wall Objects lit by neon sign,...
Adjusting Brightness of Image to be recorded (Exposure) The DVD video camera/recorder usually adjusts the exposure automatically. You can also manually adjust the exposure depending on the recording conditions. Press the EXPOSURE button during recording. The exposure adjustment bar will appear on the screen.
Built-in Video Flash (for DZ-GX3300A only) When recording photos in a dark place, or if the subject is lit from rear, the DZ-GX3300A makes use of the built-in Video Flash for automatic brightening: The Video Flash can also be set to On where the light is always being emitted, or Off when you wish to record without using the flash even in a dark place.
Setting Up Camera Functions • See page 49 for how to set. Before You Begin • No menu screen appears with external input. SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH THE SUBJECT (SWITCHING PROGRAM AE MODE) This DVD video camera/recorder automatically detects the status of subject and surrounding situation and records the optimum image: If you choose the shooting mode to match the recording conditions, clearer images will be recorded.
RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD MONITOR LIGHT When Program AE is set to Low Light, you can use the light from LCD monitor to record a subject. Press the MENU button, and choose “Program AE” from the “Camera Functions Setup” menu. Choose “Low Light”, and designate it.
Press the MENU button, choose “White Bal.” on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and then press the A button. Choose the desired option, and then press the A button. Press the MENU button to end the setting. ●Setting white balance manually Point the DVD video camera/ recorder at a white...
USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER (EIS) When you use zoom (see page 51) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image. Press the MENU button, choose “EIS” on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and then press the A button.
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 f/e/ d/c/A buttons to choose “VIDEO 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”...
TV. In this case, change the setting on the DVD recorder/player, or set “TV aspect type” (p. 105) to 4:3 and view the images. * The DZ-BX35A cannot receive any externally input signal. **This system records the aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3) information in void space between video signals.
DVD video camera/recorder. Refer to the explanation starting from page 109 on how to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to other devices or record images input from them. The DZ-BX35A cannot receive any externally input signal. Setting CAMERA...
DVD-RAM disc or a card. The DVD video camera/recorder can record an external image with little movement by specifying “Frame”, but “Field” is recommended for recording image with movement. The DZ-BX35A cannot receive any externally input signal. Recording format...
• This DVD video camera/recorder cannot use a plug-in power type microphone. (Power is not supplied from this DVD video camera/recorder.) • Connecting an external microphone will switch off the built-in microphone. • The DZ-BX35A cannot use any external microphone. 1<>2/3 Note •...
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 “program”, so that you will be able to make most use of Disc Navigation function.
Navigation screen will appear or some message will be displayed: - Write-protected disc - Finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc - DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder model older than DZ- GX3300A/GX3200A/GX3100A/BX35A - Locked card • Do not leave the disc navigation screen displayed on...
PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the f/e/d/c buttons to select the desired scene. The selected scene will be framed: This is called a “cursor”. ●When playback ends: The DVD video camera/ recorder will enter the playback pause status at the last image of last scene.
• Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder (p. 41, Before You Begin 42). • Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 31). PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE Playing Back Use f / e / d / c to select, and then press A to designate.
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 to capture during playback. Choose “Edit”, “PHOTO Capture”, and then press A. The screen for verifying capture will appear. Choose “YES”, and then press A.
SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE During playback, press the f or e button to locate the start of desired scene. Press e once: To skip to the first image of the scene following the one being played back, and start playback. Press f once: To return to the first image of the scene being played back, and start playback.
JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO) Press the MENU button during playback. Choose the option ENTER (point you want to go to), and then press the A button. ●Specifying the point to view Choose “Specify” in step 2 above, and then press the A button.
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK Various types of information on recording will be superimposed on playback image you are viewing. No display ●Switching the information display mode Press the DISPLAY button: You can switch the display mode of on-screen information. When using disc: Recording mode Scene No.
SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the f/e/d/c buttons to select the desired scene. Press the SELECT button once: The selected scene will be framed in red and yellow. SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES TOGETHER Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the f/e/d/ A l l P r ogr ams c buttons to point the...
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC NAVIGATION The Disc Navigation mode will allow a variety of further operations. Functions Available with Disc Navigation Available function Editing of scenes ● ● Setting special ● ● effects to scenes Copy from disc to ● card Scene lock Scene information...
UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION MENU Press the MENU button on the Disc Navigation screen: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and menu screens for disc and card will appear. Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 49). Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc Scene Select (p. 87) Detail (p. 88) Program Switch (p. 89) Play (p. 90) Go To (p. 99) (p. 99) Others Repeat Play TV aspect type (p. 105) ●When using card Scene Delete (p. 79) Lock (p.
Scene DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) You may want to delete unwanted scenes. Scenes on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc cannot be deleted, and menu item “Delete” will not appear with DVD-R disc. When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu (see page 70). Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
●Editing using submenu Press the MENU button before pressing the A button in step 5 (see page 79): 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 Current →...
COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES (EDIT – COMBINE) If you have recorded numerous short scenes, combining them will be facilitated by the use of Disc Navigation. Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes. Combining scenes is possible only when “Category: All” is specified (p. 104). Stills cannot be combined. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
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 In White: Fades in from white screen Fades out to white screen Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the scene for adding special effects.
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. Select the scene to be skipped. Press the MENU button. Choose “Scene”, “Effect”, “Skip”, and then press the A button.
CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS (EFFECT – THUMBNAIL) Normally, the first image of the recorded scene is displayed as a thumbnail: You can choose another image of the scene for thumbnail. If you set a vivid image to thumbnail, you can know what you recorded from a glance at the Disc Navigation screen.
COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM DISC TO CARD (COPY) Set the power switch to “O” or “N“. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the still to be copied. Press the MENU button. Choose “Copy” on the “Scene” menu screen, and then press the A button. The “Copy to card”...
LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK) You can lock each photo recorded on card so that it will not be deleted or edited by mistake. Set the power switch to “P”. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the scene to be locked. Press the MENU button.
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. Point the cursor at the first or last scene to be selected: When selecting all scenes, simply proceed with step 3.
DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU SCREEN (DETAIL) You can display various information for a scene: the recording mode, recording date/time and length, special effects and movie quality mode. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the scene whose information you wish to know. Press the MENU button.
Program WHAT IS “PROGRAM”? Program refers to an assembly of scenes recorded on the same date regardless of whether they are movie or still. Scene No. 1 Scene No. 2 9:00AM Movie Movie 10:20AM SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT) Since the scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder are collected as “programs”...
PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY) You can play back only the selected program. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Play” on the “Program” menu screen, and then press the A button. CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAM (TITLE) The recording date/time has initially been attached to any program.
Note • If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the C button once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding down the C button will delete all letters in the TITLE column. • You can also use the DELETE button on remote control to delete any input letters.
Play List WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”? You can create a play list on this DVD video camera/recorder by gathering your favorites from the recorded scenes. Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the disc capacity by making a play list.
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. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Select”...
ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/ c/A buttons to choose “Edit” on the “PlayList” menu screen, ENTER and then press the A button. Use the play list select Ed i t P l a y L i s t screen to select the play list to which you wish...
DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited. Perform steps 2 – 4 on page 94. Move the cursor to the play list in lower row, and place the cursor on the scene to be deleted.
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. Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited. Perform steps 2 – 4 on page 94. Move the cursor to the play list in lower row.
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) When using DVD-RAM, you can move scenes only by specifying “Category: All”. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Select” on the “PlayList” menu screen, and then press the A button. Select the play list to be edited, and then press the A button.
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. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Title”...
Go To From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the first scene or last scene, and playback will start from that point. TOP (END) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Disc or Card Management INITIALIZING DISC OR CARD (FORMAT DISC. FORMAT CARD) Initializing a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW disc or card will allow you to delete any recorded contents.
PROTECTING DISC FROM WRITING (PROTECT DISC) You can protect a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) disc in order to prevent recorded images from being erased or edited by mistake. Further recording will not be possible on protected disc until the protection is released. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) DISC (UPDATE CONTROL INFO.) Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder handles information on scenes, such as thumbnail, skip, fade, in a particular manner. If you use another device to edit a disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, and then use the data again with Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder, the Disc Navigation may not appear normally.
FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW DISC (FINALIZE DISC) • Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder when finalizing a DVD-RW/DVD-R disc. Finalization cannot be Before You Begin executed using a battery. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off during finalization and the finalization is interrupted, incorrect finalization will result, and at worst, the disc may be damaged.
ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW (DISC UNFINALIZE) You can unfinalize the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW finalized on this DVD video camera/recorder so that additional recording can be done on it. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Unfinalize Disc”...
Others DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) Scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder will be displayed in the order of recording regardless of whether they are movies or stills. You can use the Disc Navigation screen to switch this display to stills only or movies only.
PLAYING BACK WIDE-MODE IMAGES ON 4:3 DISPLAY TV (TV type) If you connect the DVD video camera/recorder with a disc recorded in wide mode to a TV with 4:3 display only and play it back, vertically long images will appear. You can specify “TV type: 4:3” to display 4:3 images on the TV.
Viewing on TV Screen Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A TV Use the provided AV/S input/output cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a TV as follows: To AV input/output jack AV/S input/output cable (provided) * If your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack, you can connect the S-VIDEO plug to it. Note •...
• The infrared remote control is useful when operating the DVD video camera/recorder while viewing an image on TV screen. However, if you use a Hitachi VCR, the remote control may inadvertently operate the VCR if it is near the DVD video camera/recorder.
Playback on DVD Recorder/Player PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) DISC You can use a DVD recorder or DVD player that conforms to DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) to play back 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) discs recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player and play it back.
Before You Begin 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”.
• If a video signal that cannot be read by this DVD video camera/recorder is present – even in images recorded on camcorder for personal enjoyment without copy-guard signal – the input image may not be recorded normally.
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES You can record (dub) images played back on this DVD video camera/recorder, on other video devices. Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another video device as shown in the following figure: Signal flow To AV input/output jack AV/S input/output cable...
Connecting to PC (DZ-GX3300A/GX3200A/GX3100A) Connecting to PC Software Provided You can utilize on PC the videos and photos recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, using the PC connection cable and software CD-ROM provided, or generally available software. The provided CD-ROM contains the following software for Windows and Macintosh: Windows ImageMixer 3 This allows you to import the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC.
Before unpacking the provided software CD-ROM, read the License Agreement on page 157. Requirements of available PC [When using Windows] ® • OS: Windows 2000 Professional SP3 or higher, XP Home Edition/XP Professional * The provided software cannot be used on Windows •...
Installing Software [When using Windows] Turn the PC on. If you have been using the PC, terminate all running software programs. Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD- ROM drive of PC. The installer will automatically start, and the “Choose setting language” screen will automatically appear.
Choosing video system: The screen for setting the video system will appear, and then click “Next”. Executing installation: The setups for installation are now complete. Click “Install” to execute installation. Important information for customers who use Easy CD Creator 5 made by Roxio Corporation: If ImageMixer 3 provided with this DVD video camera/recorder is installed, Easy CD...
[When using Macintosh] Turn the Macintosh on, and insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of Macintosh. Double-click the DVDCAM3000 icon displayed on desktop. Double-click the icon of “ImageMixer for DVDCAM.pkg” displayed on screen. The installer will start: Click “Continue”. Checking license agreement: The license agreement screen will appear.
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 PC connection terminal Note • The PC connection cable does not supply power to the DVD video camera/recorder: Use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder.
When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the DVD video camera/recorder will be recognized as a drive. The drive will appear on screen as follows: [When using Windows] If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC with its power switch set to “O” or “N”, it will be recognized as an optical disc drive, and a disc set in the DVD video camera/recorder can be accessed.
●When removing disc [When using Windows] Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to choose the drive icon of DVD video camera/recorder. → Right-click the mouse. → Choose “Eject”. → The cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will open. Insert another disc and close the cover: The disc will be recognized.
BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION (UNPLUGGING PC CONNECTION CABLE)/CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH [When using Windows] Before unplugging the PC connection cable from PC, terminate the application and then click the “Hardware Removal” icon on task tray at the bottom right of Windows screen. Click [When using Macintosh] When removing the DVD video camera/recorder from PC, choose the drive icon of DVD video...
Using Software See page 126 when using Macintosh. [When using Windows] USING IMAGEMIXER 3 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.
The screen for choosing the device to be read will appear: Choose “Hitachi DVD CAM”. A list of devices that are built into or connected to PC will appear: Choose “Hitachi DVD CAM”, and then click “Import”. Click Use the ImageMixer 3 Video Editor screen to select a title/chapter you wish to play back, and then click “Preview”.
After setting up the project, click the “OK” button. Click The screen for choosing the device to be read will appear: Choose “Hitachi DVDCAM”. A list of devices that are built into or connected to PC will appear: Choose “Hitachi DVDCAM”, and then click “Import”. Click...
Select the images from which you wish to create a DVD-Video, and then click “Import”. The image recorded on disc will appear. Select the chapter to be imported into PC, and then click “Import”: Importing into PC will start. Ejict button Click If you wish to import images on another disc after importing images on one disc, click the...
Click “Write” to create a DVD-Video. Clicking “Write” will display the screen for writing. Check “Create disc”, perform setting for write, such as choosing DVD write drive, and then set a blank DVD-RW/DVD-R into the drive. Clicking “Preview” will allow you to check any image of DVD to be created.
Start Pixe VRF Browser EX and choose the drive. Clicking the “Drive” icon will display the drive select screen. Choose “HITACHI DVD- RAM DZ-GBX3”, and then click “OK”. The cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will automatically open.
Select the video file to be imported and save The scenes recorded on disc will appear. Select the scene to be imported into Macintosh and click “Save”: The save setting screen will appear. Clicking “Save” after setting the save destination, etc. will start import into Macintosh.
Creating a DVD-Video menu: Then edit the DVD-Video menu: You can set up the menu style, change the thumbnail to be displayed, and add a menu BGM. After editing the menu screen, click “Next”. Checking playback: The playback check screen will appear so that you can confirm the DVD images to be created.
Viewing Images recorded on Disc using PC ●Playing back DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW You can use a DVD recorder/player to play back a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW recorded and finalized on the DVD video camera/recorder. 1. Load the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW to be played back in the DVD video camera/ recorder.
/Application/ImageMixer for DVDCAM /User/Library/Preferences/IMxVCDDVD2Preference_HT /User/Library/Preferences/ImageMixerVCDDVD2.plist /User/Library/Preferences/com.PIXELA.Pixe VRF Browser EX for DVDCAM.plist /Library/Receipts/ImageMixer for DVDCAM.pkg Note • “User” will depend on the login user name. • Administrator authority is required for uninstallation. ●PC Software Support Center number PIXELA CORPORATION +1-800-458-4029 (Toll-free) +1-213-341-0163 URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html...
Doing so will make the disc unusable. The disc will become 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.
Subsidiary Information Introduction to Optional Accessories CAMERA ACCESSORIES Video flash (DZ-FLH3)* Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)* Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)* Step-up ring (DZ-SR3437 for DZ-GX3200A/BX35A, DZ-SR3037 for DZ-GX3100A) • When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory. Unavailable for DZ-GX3100A/BX35A.
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. Message (1) Data error in a part It is possible that the system cannot normally complete writing of of image file.
Message Cannot combine. Select only movies and combine them. Deselect PHOTO scenes. Cannot combine. Select Select a range of at least 2 scenes to be combined, and then multiple scenes. combine them. Cannot delete scenes. This may occur when scene that was edited for division, etc. is to be deleted.
Message Card error has The card may be damaged: Use another card. occurred. Formatting is not complete. Card error has Card error could have occurred during editing of scenes. Turn off occurred. Keep card the DVD video camera/recorder with the card being used inside, inside &...
Message Disc error has occurred. Disc error could have occurred during editing of scenes. Keep disc inside & Turn off the DVD video camera/recorder with the disc being used restart. in it, connect AC adapter/charger, and then power the DVD video camera/recorder again.
Message DVD-R* Disc, Video With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc, the movie quality mode mode and 16:9 mode and 16:9 mode once used for recording cannot be changed. cannot be changed. * “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode). DVD-RAM disc. Finalize This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a is not required.
Message Scenes over limit. The number of scenes entered in play list has reached the limit Cannot add scenes. that can be entered. Delete several scenes. Scenes over limit. The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be Cannot divide scene.
• If the repair message appears when you turn the DVD video camera/recorder on from off with a disc loaded after recording on it, choose repair. • If the repair message appears when recording and playback are normally possible with another disc –...
Symptom The CHARGE indicator Is the ambient temperature too low or too high? on AC adapter/charger Charge the battery in environment where the temperature is 50 – is blinking. 86ºF (10 – 30ºC). The battery has possibly discharged excessively. Continue charging: After a while, the battery will be charged to the specified voltage, and the CHARGE indicator will light.
During recording Symptom Pressing the REC or • Is input image copy-guarded? PHOTO button will not • Is a finalized disc in the DVD video camera/recorder? start recording. • Is proper type of disc or card inserted? • Is power switch set to match the recording medium? −...
During playback Symptom Recognition of disc is Is disc dirty? not complete. Use the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean it. Pressing the playback Has the image been recorded by devices other than this DVD button will not start video camera/recorder? playback.
Symptom 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 ×...
Symptom Transfer of images Connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another USB terminal stops. of PC. If your PC is a desktop type, it is recommended that you use USB terminal on the back of PC. If you are using USB2.0 extended card, it is also recommended that you install the newest version driver provided by each USB2.0 card maker.
Miscellaneous Symptom No DVD video camera/ Is a fully charged battery attached? recorder operation. Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered from AC outlet? 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 The DVD video camera/recorder could be damaged.
Symptom Operating sound is This sound is heard because the disc is cyclically operated and heard cyclically. does not indicate a fault. Some vibrations are felt These vibrations or sound are caused by disc drive: This does or slight sound is heard not indicate a fault.
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.
Record LED Language Demo Mode "60x" will appear on DZ-GX3100A; "100x", on DZ-BX35A. Not displayed on DZ-GX3300A when the optional video flash is attached to it. Not displayed on DZ-GX3200A/GX3100A/BX35A. • Some items will not appear depending on the disc or card inserted.
Optical 15× (DZ-GX3100A), Optical 25× (DZ-BX35A) 40× – 500× (DZ-GX3300A/GX3200A), 60× – 800× (DZ-GX3100A), 100× – 1,200× (DZ-BX35A) with digital zoom added, 40× (DZ- GX3300A/GX3200A), 60× (DZ-GX3100A), 100× (DZ-BX35A) for still 0.3 lx in Low Light mode 0.2-inch color (equivalent to approx. 200,000 pixels) 2.7-inch color TFT (approx.
Still: Conforming to JPEG (DZ-GX3300A: 2,016×1,512 pixels, DZ- GX3200A: 1,600 × 1,200 pixels, DZ-GX3100A: 1,280 × 960 pixels, DZ-BX35A: 640 × 480 pixels, External input: 640 × 480 pixels) standard MPEG Audio layer 2, linear PCM, Dolby Digital 8 cm DVD-RAM disc (conforming to DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1) 8 cm DVD-RW (conforming to DVD-RW Ver.
475 g DZ-BX35A approx. 475 g AC adapter/charger, Battery, AV/S input/output cable (DZ-BX35A is provided with AV/S output cable), Infrared remote control (not provided with DZ-GX3100A/BX35A), Lithium battery for remote control (not provided with DZ-GX3100A/ BX35A), Lens cap, Lens cap string, Shoulder strap, Power cable,...
• Since the file size is restricted in all quality modes when recording photos on card ( card may be inferior to those recorded on DVD-RAM disc ( File size External input DZ-GX3300A/ DZ-GX3100A DZ-BX35A GX3200A/ GX3100A Approx. 640 Approx. 160 Approx. 160 Approx.
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