After reading the Instruction Manual, store it safely. with soy based ink. Printed on recycled paper Printed in Japan ON-K (I) The Instruction Manual contains illustrations of the DZ-BD70A and 7HA on the cover page only. Introduction HDD/BD/DVD/Cards Battery Pack Let’s Get Started...
Important Information For Your Safety The power switch turns the camcorder on and off, leaving the date/time feature unaffected. If the camcorder is to be left unattended for a long period of time, turn it off. The DVD video camera/recorder and AC adapter/charger have the following caution marks.
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.
Refer all servicing to qualified servicing personnel. Servicing will be required when the camcorder is damaged in any way, such as if the power cable, cord, or plug is damaged, liquid is spilled or foreign objects fall into the camcorder, the camcorder is exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or is dropped.
CHARGE lamp status and charging time ...36 Continuous recording time with a fully charged battery ...36 Connecting the camcorder to a wall outlet ...37 Detaching the DC power cord/battery pack from the camcorder ...37 Efficient Use of the Battery ...38 Recording Recording Movies ...39...
Unfinalizing a Disc ... 114 Connecting to your PC Software installation ... 117 Connecting the camcorder to your PC ... 119 Removing a medium while the camcorder is being connected to the PC ... 120 Using a built-in disc drive of your PC to read a disc recorded on the camcorder ...
Stills Movies You can easily figure out “what” can be recorded “to which medium”. After recording View on large screen by hooking up the camcorder to a TV! HDMI You can easily figure out which cable should be used. Component...
Re-recordable • HD recording over extended periods is possible. • You can delete/edit the images on HDD using this camcorder. • After recording or editing, the images recorded on HDD can be dubbed to BDs. Image degradation from dubbing will not occur.
Recording/Dubbing SD (Standard Definition) image quality Do you want to delete/edit images using this camcorder? Re-recordable DVD-RW DVD-RAM (VR mode) Playable on devices that are compatible with 8 cm DVD-RAM or 8 cm DVD-RW (VR mode) accordingly. * For details, refer to the standards stated in "Recording format"...
How to Read this Instruction Manual The Instruction Manual is intended for the DZ-BD7HA and DZ-BD70A models. The DZ-BD7HA can record to HDD (hard disk), BDs, and DVDs. The DZ-BD70A can record to BDs and DVDs. The particular functions of each model will be indicated next to DZ-BD7HA the icons shown at left.
DVD/Card) used. Refer to the icon headings shown below to determine whether the function explained complies with the media in use. * DZ-BD70A does not have an HDD. If you purchased this model, please disregard the HDD icon (p.10). BD-R RAM -RW (VR)
• In the event that your camcorder is sent for repair, whether repair is successful or not, recorded content may be lost. Hitachi cannot be held responsible for any lost data. Copyright • Be aware that recording is restricted for some demonstrations, performances and exhibitions, even for personal enjoyment.
Checking Provided Accessories Make sure the following accessories are included in the package. Battery pack (DZ-BP14S) Portable power supply for your new Hitachi Camcorder. Be sure to fully charge the battery before use. Remote control (DZ-RM4W) Use to control the camcorder from a distance.
Names of Parts Viewfinder side MENU button (p.23) SELECT button (p.47) Joystick (p.27) (stop/cancel) button (p.47) Viewfinder (p.20) Diopter control (p.20) SD CARD indicator (p.26) BD/DVD indicator (p.24) HDD indicator (DZ-BD7HA) (p.25) PHOTO button (p.26) Movie/Stills switch (p.24) ACCESS/PC indicator (p.12) Battery platform (p.21) BATT (battery eject) switch (p.37)
Speaker EXPOSURE button (p.66) GUIDE button (p.7) This button can help you choose a disc, connect the camcorder to your TV, and so on. The sections in the Instruction Manual for which this button can be used are indicated by a pop-up icon like the one below.
Lens side Automatic lens cover The lens cover automatically opens when the power is turned on, revealing the optical 10x zoom lens. Lens hood Stereo microphone Do not block the microphone with your hand during recording. Zoom lever (p.52, 62, 65) Accessory shoe Flash (p.74) Light receiving sensor...
Remote control PHOTO button (p.26) REC button (p.24) MENU button (p.23) SELECT button (p.47) (reverse search) button (p.27, DELETE button (p.99) DISC NAVIGATION button (p.27) DISPLAY button (p.42) Inserting the supplied lithium battery into the remote control While inserting a thin tipped instrument (paperclip, etc.) into the hole marked PUSH,...
BATTERY MAY EXPLODE IF NOT HANDLED PROPERLY. DO NOT RECHARGE, DISASSEMBLE, OR DISPOSE OF IN FIRE. Note Replace the battery with a Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Panasonic, Sanyo, Toshiba CR2032, or Duracell DL2032. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Hold the camcorder with both hands and tuck your elbows to your chest or sides, and move the camcorder at a gentle pace. This will allow you to record effectively without blurring. Effortlessly record small children or pets at their line of sight •...
About the LCD monitor display when recording yourself (the lens and LCD monitor are facing you) • The LCD monitor displays a mirror image of the subject. • You can check the image in the viewfinder. (You can also set the viewfinder to “On”...
Connect the power cable to the AC adapter/charger. Plug in the power cable to a wall outlet. Attach the battery pack to the AC adapter/charger. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder. CHARGE indicator If the CHARGE indicator does not light, check that the connections ( are firmly connected.
Turning on the Power Turn on the power. Open the LCD monitor. Changing the display language You can change the language used on screens and menus as follows. Press MENU, then select “Initial Setup” using the joystick. Select “Language” using the joystick. Initial Setup Beep Power Save...
Setting the date and time Open the LCD monitor (p.19). Date Setup / 1 / 2007 10 : 00 AM MOVE ENTER CHANGE RETURN Press MENU. Select “Date Setup”, then “Date Set” using the joystick. (For instructions on how to use the joystick, see p.27.) The confirmation button (press firmly) Set the month, date, year, hour, minute, and...
Recording Movies to a BD Insert a BD. Attach the charged battery pack. Turn the power switch to “ON”. Press the record button. Recording begins. To pause recording, press the record button again. Place the recording surface of the BD face down.
Recording Movies to the HDD (DZ-BD7HA) Turn the power switch to “ON”. Press the record button. Recording begins. To pause recording, press the record button again. Turn the power switch to “MODE” until the HDD indicator lights.
Recording Stills to an SD card Insert an SD card. Turn the power switch to “ON”. Press PHOTO. Press PHOTO halfway down so that a subject in the center of the screen is focused. Fully press PHOTO to record. Single press of the PHOTO button of the remote control enables focusing and recording at the same time.
Playing Recorded Movies/Stills Press DISC NAVIGATION. Choose a scene (movie/still), then press the confirmation button. Disc Navigation All Scenes 10/ 1/2007 10:10:10AM HX PLAY SELECT EXIT Hint To select an item or scene (movie or still), move the joystick up, down, left, or right.
Deleting Recorded Movies/Stills Press DISC NAVIGATION. Select a scene you want to delete, then press MENU. Disc Navigation All Scenes 10/ 1/2007 10:10:10AM HX PLAY SELECT EXIT Select “Scene” the confirmation button. Select “Yes”, then press the confirmation button. Delete Scene 10/ 1/2007 10:10:10AM Scene No.1 Delete scene?
Functions and Characteristics of HDD/BD/DVD/Cards The following table lists the storage media (discs and cards) and available functions that can be used with this camcorder. Function Built-in ●: Functions available —: Not available Recording HD (Hi-Vision) ● quality movies (p.39) Recording SD quality —...
Allows editing and deleting scenes. Allows editing and deleting scenes using the camcorder in VR mode. Does not allow editing or deleting scenes using the camcorder in VF mode, but provides higher compatibility with other DVD players.
Notes • Hitachi Maxell single sided discs (HG type in the case of DVDs) have been confirmed to be compatible with this camcorder and are recommended. Take care not to dirty (including fingerprints) or scratch the surface of the discs when handling.
• Do not remove the battery and card while reading or writing data. • Do not use the camcorder in a place subject to static electricity or electrical noise. • Do not leave a disc unused in the camcorder for an extended period of long time. Function Allows taking still pictures.
Close the lid. The ACCESS/PC indicator flashes. During this process, do not remove the power source, shake, or subject the camcorder to impacts. When a new BD-RE, BD-R, or DVD-RW is inserted, see p.35. Attach the charged battery pack to the camcorder or connect the camcorder to a wall outlet.
– close the lid before setting the disc securely into place • The power automatically turns off if the lid is left open for approx. three minutes. • The lid will not open if the camcorder is not connected to a power source. Pickup...
8 cm DVD-RW (VR Mode) after finalizing the disc. VF Mode (Video mode) Although editing cannot be done on the camcorder, you can play back the disc on other DVD devices after finalizing the disc.
Battery Pack CHARGE lamp status and charging time Lights Charging Approx. charging time (at approx. 77°F (25°C)) Charge DZ-BP14S (supplied) Goes out Complete DZ-BP14SW (separately sold) Blinks See “Troubleshooting” (p.140). Continuous recording time with a fully charged battery Use the following table to estimate continuous recording times (minutes) using a fully charged battery pack.
Connecting the camcorder to a wall outlet Connect to the camcorder. DC power cord Notes • The battery pack will not be charged while the DC power cord is connected to the AC adapter/charger even if the battery pack is attached to the AC adapter/charger.
• The battery will slightly discharge even if it is detached from the camcorder. • If the battery is left attached to the camcorder, it will consume a slight amount of power. Therefore, it is recommended that you charge the battery a day before using the camcorder.
Slide the Movie/Stills switch to “ Open the LCD monitor. Turn the power switch to “ON”. The HDD indicator lights and the camcorder enters recording pause mode. Movies will be recorded to the HDD. To switch between HDD and BD/DVD, turn the power switch to “MODE”...
Using the Quick Start function If you press QUICK START, the camcorder enters sleep mode and will keep battery consumption to a minimum (approx. half of the power consumed during recording) and you can restore recording pause mode quickly (about one second) by pressing QUICK START again.
• For details on screen displays during recording, see p.42. • You can change the movie recording quality • If you cannot record movies, the camcorder does not operate, or it takes too long for recording to start, see “Troubleshooting” (p.140).
Various information will appear in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder during recording. You can choose simple display or detailed (all information) display by pressing DISPLAY repeatedly. If you leave the camcorder idle for approx. one minute, the information display will disappear. To make the display reappear, press On-Screen Information See the next page for details.
: Finalized DVD-R (finalized using this camcorder) : DVD-R finalized using a device other than the DZ-BD7HA/ DZ-BD70A. DVD-R recorded using a HITACHI camcorder marketed before the DZ-BD7HA/ DZ-BD70A : SD memory card : Locked SD memory card No medium icon Program AE (p.68)
(Card) *1 The icon of a disc which is recorded on a device other than the DZ-BD7HA/ DZ-BD70A and can playable but not recordable on the DZ-BD7HA DZ-BD70A lights orange. *2 No icon appears when: •...
CARD Recording Still Pictures Still pictures are recorded on an SD Card. Slide the Movie/Stills switch to “ Open the LCD monitor. Turn the power switch to “ON”. The SD CARD indicator lights. • Switch to “OFF”, to turn off. Press PHOTO halfway down.
(p.153). • The recorded image may be blurred if camera shake occurs. • Hold the camcorder with both hands and tuck your elbows to your chest or sides for best recording results.
Playing back the last recorded scene You can play back the last recorded scene right away. If the camcorder is not in recording pause mode, set the camcorder to recording pause mode for the medium you want to play back (p.39, p.45).
The scene will be deleted. • To cancel deletion, select “NO” and press the confirmation button or simply press • After deleting or canceling deletion, the camcorder will return to recording pause mode. CARD The number of currently selected scenes (p.49).
Choose a scene by pressing (left/right). • Holding down the button will increase the scene selection speed. Use the “Current scene number/Total number of scenes” display and the bar graph as reference. Press the confirmation button. The chosen scene is played back. Playback is paused at the final frame of the last scene, and “...
Select all scenes from the first scene to the current scene. (Menu option: Start– Current) Select all scenes from the current scene to the final scene. (Menu option: Current– End) Select all scenes on the media. (Menu option: All) Cancel operations while selecting the range (while a blue frame is displayed) Cancel selected scenes...
Go To ENTER RETURN (When the start of the selected scene is selected) Press the confirmation button. The camcorder will go to the specified point and enter playback pause mode. • To start playback, press the confirmation button again. Hints •...
– the HDD/BD/DVD is protected. – a finalized BD-R/DVD-RW (VF mode)/DVD-R is loaded. – a DVD-RW (VF mode)/DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD camcorder other than this model is loaded. • It may require more time to start playing back if many scenes are chosen.
When using HDD/BD/DVD Current medium (HDD/BD/DVD)* Movie/Stills Playback condition (All Scenes, Date, Playlist) * When using Card SD memory card Movie/Stills Playlist, Date, or Scenes *2 Not displayed while playing All Scenes. *3 See “Current medium and its status (p.29) (HDD/BD/DVD/Card)” on p.43. *4 Appears when set (see p.55, 56, 102).
Simple functions you can use during playback or playback pause BD-R RAM -RW (VR) -RW (VF) BD-RE Movies (during playback) Functions Press The confirmation button Pause Fast- (Forward)/ forward/ (Reverse) and hold Reverse Skip (Forward)/ forward/ (Reverse) backward • If you press within a few seconds from the beginning of a scene, playback starts from the...
Notes • If the temperature inside the camcorder gets too high, the camcorder may fail to function normally. Turn off the power and wait awhile before turning the power back on. • In slow playback, images with fast-moving subjects may appear blurred.
– you repeat the steps and select “Off” instead of “On” in step – turn off the power – remove the BD/DVD • Repeat playback will not function when you play the last scene when the camcorder is in recording pause mode. -RW (VF)
Various Recording Techniques How to Operate the Menu Press MENU. Example: Select “Camera Functions Setup” “White Balance” a white balance mode The title of the selected icon on the left appears at the top. Camera Functions Setup Program AE White Balance MENU Digital Zoom MIC.Filter...
Menu (While Recording) Movie menu Menu items (1st level) Camera Functions Setup Record Functions Setup Output Functions Setup LCD/EVF Setup Date Setup Initial Setup indicates the function can also be set from the stills menu. Menu items (2nd level) Program AE White Balance Digital Zoom MIC.
Stills menu Menu items (1st level) Program AE White Balance Camera Functions Setup Flash Auxiliary Line Record Functions Setup Self Timer Output Functions Setup Component Output LCD/EVF Adjust LCD/EVF Setup EVF Display Date Set Date Setup Date Mode Beep Power Save Record LED Initial Setup Language...
If the built-in battery is depleted, the date and time will need to be reset. Periodically (once every six months) recharge the internal battery by connecting the camcorder to a wall outlet or attaching a charged battery pack to the camcorder while leaving the camcorder turned off for 24 hours.
Press the confirmation button. Notes • If a battery pack is connected to the camcorder as a power source, the demonstration will not begin even if “Demo Mode” is set to “Auto”. • The demonstration function does not work when the camcorder is connected to a PC.
-RW (VF) BD-RE BD-R RAM -RW (VR) Magnified Recording (Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom) The zoom lever allows you to choose a range of magnifications from wide- angle to telephoto zooming. Optical zooming up to ten times is the maximum telephoto magnification. When using a card (recording stills), only optical zoom works.
Recording at close range During recording pause or recording, point the camcorder at the subject and push the zoom lever toward the W side until the wide-angle is maximized. • Recording up close may require more lighting.
43mm and the screw pitch 0.75mm. Attaching the separately sold lenses Remove the lens cap from the conversion lens and attach the conversion lens to the camcorder Conversion lens CARD Notes • If you attach the DZ-TL43 conversion lens, the focusing range at the T (telephoto) side will be from approx.
(telephoto) side to magnify the subject. Adjust the focus by pressing • When the power is turned off, the camcorder returns to auto focus. • To manually adjust the focus, always magnify the subject as in step 2. When the focus is...
Difficult auto focus conditions Subjects are not Subjects that in the center of are both near the frame and far Subjects lit by a Subjects behind neon sign or spot glass covered light which glares with water or emits strong droplets or dirt light Subjects moving...
During recording pause or recording, press EXPOSURE. The exposure bar appears in the LCD monitor. Exposure Bar • Each time you press EXPOSURE, exposure adjustment switches between manual adjustment and automatic adjustment. The exposure bar appears only during manual adjustment. Adjust the exposure by pressing •...
BD-R RAM -RW (VR) Selecting a Recording Mode to Match the Conditions (Program AE) The camcorder automatically gauges the subject and surrounding conditions and determines the optimal settings for recording (during Auto). However, you can also select a recording mode that better suits the situation for even clearer images.
Selecting a recording mode During recording pause, press MENU. Select “Camera Functions Setup” “Program AE” a recording mode Press the confirmation button to confirm, then MENU to end. The selected recording mode (other than Auto) appears in the LCD monitor (p.42). •...
To record white colored subjects as white images, adjust the white balance. The camcorder normally adjusts the color automatically (during Auto). Change the white balance setting according to the recording conditions. White balance mode Auto (No icon appears.)
Setting the white balance manually (Set) Prepare a white object such a thick sheet of white paper that is not translucent. Point the camcorder at the white object so that it fills the screen. Thick white paper During recording pause, press MENU.
EIS corrects for fuzziness in an image when you zoom in on a subject. We recommend turning EIS Off when you position the camcorder on a table or use a tripod when recording. Turning EIS Off/On During recording pause, press MENU.
-RW (VF) BD-RE BD-R RAM -RW (VR) Reducing Wind Noise During Recording When recording sound from the built- in microphone, you can reduce wind noise in the recording when the MIC. filter is On. Lower frequencies noise is eliminated and the target sound becomes clearer.
CARD Using the Flash As shutter speed will slow down when still photos are recorded in dim lighting, camera shake may easily occur. We recommend you use a flash in this case. Normally, the flash fires automatically depending on the recording conditions (during Auto).
• Although the flash range differs according to the subject, as a reference, its range is about 3.2– 8.2 feet (1–2.5 m) in dark places. • Although the amount of light emitted will automatically be adjusted at time of emission, the flash may not be sufficiently adjusted if the distance to the subject is too distant or too near.
MENU. DZ-BD7HA Select “Record Functions Setup” “HD Video Mode” (When HDD or BD)/”SD Video Mode” (When DVD) a movie quality option DZ-BD70A Select “Record Functions Setup” “HD Video Mode” (When BD)/”SD Video Mode” (When DVD) a movie quality option Recording time* Approx.
• When a BD is loaded in the camcorder, and the BD is replaced with another BD, the movie quality setting will not change. • When a DVD is loaded in the...
Using an External Microphone You can obtain clearer recording sounds by connecting a commercially sold external microphone to the camcorder’s MIC connector. • Only microphones with plug-in power can be used. • Non plug-in power microphones are unusable. • Before recording, be sure to switch on the external microphone.
Dubbing on BD/DVD (DZ-BD7HA) This camcorder allows you to choose from four options when dubbing images recorded on HDD to a BD/DVD. Dubbing options • “New” Among the scenes recorded to the HDD, scenes which have not yet been dubbed to BD/DVD are dubbed in order from the first scene.
10 minutes will remain. Before you begin Prepare a recordable disc (p.30). Be sure to use the AC adapter/ charger to power the camcorder during dubbing. Dubbing is not possible with a battery connected. If power is turned off and dubbing is interrupted midway, proper dubbing will not be possible.
Please note that Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for compensation for loss of data, or direct or indirect damage if dubbing is not performed normally due to a fault in this camcorder.
Select “BD” or “DVD”, then press the confirmation button. Choose a disc for dubbing and insert it into the camcorder (p.33). • If a DVD is loaded, specify the Video Mode (“SX” or “SF”). • If more than one disc is needed, go to step 7.
Select “BD” or “DVD”, then press the confirmation button. Choose a disc for dubbing and insert it into the camcorder (p.33). • If a DVD is loaded, specify the Video Mode (“SX” or “SF”). • If more than one disc is needed, go to step 8.
Select “BD” or “DVD”, then press the confirmation button. Choose a disc for dubbing and insert it into the camcorder (p.33). • If a DVD is loaded, specify the Video Mode (“SX” or “SF”). • If more than one disc is needed, go to step 7.
Select “BD” or “DVD”, then press the confirmation button. Choose a disc for dubbing and insert it into the camcorder (p.33). • If a DVD is loaded, specify the Video Mode (“SX” or “SF”). Select “With auto divide” or “No auto divide”, then press the confirmation...
Select a scene for dubbing by pressing SELECT, then press the confirmation button. Dubbing(Select) All Scenes 1hour 3min 30sec 10/ 1/2007 10:10:10AM HX ENTER SELECT RETURN Select “Execute“, then press the confirmation button. Dubbing starts. When another disc is needed to continue dubbing, a message screen requesting another blank disc appears.
Displaying only Dubbed or Not Dubbed Scenes (Category) You can display all scenes recorded on the HDD according to their dubbed status. Category Settings “All” All scenes will be displayed in chronological order of recording regardless of whether they have been dubbed or not.
By using the DISC NAVIGATION and MENU buttons, you can also edit recorded scenes. The following edit functions are available on the camcorder. Convenient playback The following are the functions that enable you to play back the scenes as if they were edited without changing the original data.
You can cancel the protection. p.105 The remaining recordable movie time or number of recordable stills is displayed. You can use this camcorder to finalize any BD-R/DVD-RW/ DVD-R disc recorded on it so that the disc can be viewed on another compatible BD/DVD player or device.
Function Repeat play Slide show *1 Only deletion is possible *2 Additional recording can be made on a finalized DVD-RW (VR mode). Contents You can play back scenes repeatedly. You can play back stills in succession. Page p.56 p.55...
Menu flows for the disc navigation After pressing MENU on the disc navigation screen, the menu screen appears. The menu varies depending on the medium as shown below. To operate the menu, use When using HDD (DZ-BD7HA)/BD-RE/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR mode) Scene Edit Delete (p.99) Divide (p.99)
When using BD-R/DVD-RW (VF (Video) mode)/DVD-R Scene Detail (p.103) Go To (p.102) Select (p.49) Start Current Date Select All Scenes Date (p.93) When using a card Scene Delete (p.99) Lock (p.102) Set Cancel Detail (p.103) Go To (p.102) Select (p.49) Start Current Disc Setting Finalize Disc (p.111)
• If you recorded movies in different Video Mode settings on the same day, or load a disc recorded on another device into the camcorder, the displayed scenes may not necessarily be a collection of recordings made on the same date.
What is “Playlist”? A Playlist is a compilation of scenes from various programs. You can create a Playlist on this camcorder by gathering your favorite scenes. Since a Playlist is not created by copying data, very little HDD/disc space is required to make one.
Creating a new Playlist (Create Playlist) Press DISC NAVIGATION. Select the scenes to be included in the playlist, then press MENU. • You can also select multiple scenes at the same time (p.49). Select “Edit” “Create Playlist”, then press the confirmation button. The “Create Playlist”...
Displaying a desired Playlist (Playlist) After selecting the desired playlist, the disc navigation screen will appear. Press DISC NAVIGATION, then press MENU. Select “Date/Playlist Select” “Playlist”, then press the confirmation button. The “Select Playlist” screen appears. Select the playlist you want to display, then press the confirmation button.
Choose the desired insertion position by pressing Edit Playlist - Select Insert Point All Scenes Playlist 01 003/005 RETURN Insertion Scene to be position added Press the confirmation button. • Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add other scenes. Press . The confirmation screen whether to end appears.
Arranging the order of scenes in the Playlist (Edit) Press DISC NAVIGATION, then press MENU. Select “Date/Playlist Select” “Playlist”, then press the confirmation button. The “Select Playlist” screen appears. Select the playlist you want to edit, then press the confirmation button. The targeted playlist screen appears.
BD-RE RAM -RW (VR) CARD Deleting Scenes (Edit - Delete) You can delete unnecessary scenes. Press DISC NAVIGATION. Select the scene you want to delete, then press MENU. • You can also choose multiple scenes (p.49). For a card Select “Scene” “Delete”, then press the confirmation button.
Select “Yes”, then press the confirmation button. The selected scene will be divided, then the display will return to the disc navigation screen. • Select “No” to quit division. The playback pause screen will appear. Press to quit. Hints • Search and frame advance (p.54) are useful when designating division points.
Notes • Scenes in different recording dates cannot be combined. Create a Playlist first (p.95), then combine such scenes on the Playlist. • You cannot add movies recorded in different HD Video Mode settings (p.76). • If you combine scenes, both with dub marks “...
You can lock selected stills recorded on a card so that they will not be deleted or edited by mistake. Set the Movie/Stills switch to “ and turn on the camcorder power. Press DISC NAVIGATION. Select the still you want to lock, then press MENU.
Select “Yes”, then press the confirmation button. The icon “ ” appears on the locked stills on the disc navigation screen. Disc Navig All Scenes Lock icon To unlock the scene Perform steps 1–3 in "Locking Scenes on a Card (Lock)", then select “Scene” “Lock”...
Image files can be commonly used for all digital devices that conform to DCF. This camcorder complies with DCF. • If multiple scenes have been selected, the total recording time of the selected scenes (total number in case of stills) will appear.
• This camcorder may not recognize some discs or cards that were formatted on a PC or another device. • If the camcorder is turned off during formatting the inserted disc will become unusable. BD-RE RAM -RW (VR)
-RW (VF) BD-RE BD-R RAM -RW (VR) Checking the Remaining Recording Capacity on the Medium You can check the available recording space on the HDD or a BD/DVD (remaining recording duration) for recording movies, or on a memory card (the number of recordable stills) for recording stills, in the LCD monitor.
• Insert the connector cables straight into the terminals. Inserting them at an angle may cause the terminals to break. Connecting the camcorder to your TV’s HDMI terminal The HDMI connection provides the highest quality digital image and sound signals to your TV through a single cable, without degradation.
(See also “Troubleshooting” (p.140).) • If the camcorder is connected to the TV through the HDMI terminal, audio will not be output from the camcorder other than during playback.
Connecting the camcorder to your TV’s S video terminals or video terminals AV/S cable (supplied) * Do not connect anything to the camcorder’s HDMI OUT terminal and COMPONENT output terminal. Adjusting the camcorder’s output settings according to your TV When connected to the component input Select an appropriate option for “Component Output”...
Viewing on your TV Turn on the TV and switch the TV input to the terminal where the camcorder is connected. • Refer to your TV’s operation manual on how to switch the TV input. Turn on the camcorder. The image shown in the camcorder’s LCD monitor appears on the TV screen, allowing you to view playback, recording, and editing on the large screen of your TV.
If you insert a DVD-R recorded on another Hitachi camcorder into this camcorder, the disc navigation screen will appear automatically. You cannot record or finalize such discs using this camcorder.
• Be sure to finalize the disc recorded on this camcorder using this camcorder (p.113). • No further data can be recorded on a finalized disc. Insert the disc into the camcorder and play it back. • See the instruction manual for the BD/DVD recorder/player. Notes •...
Finalizing a Disc Before you begin You must finalize a BD-R/DVD-RW (VF mode)/DVD-R recorded/dubbed on this camcorder before playing it back using a BD/DVD recorder/player compatible with 8 cm discs. Note that no further recording/ dubbing is possible for a finalized BD- R/DVD-R.
A confirmation screen for finalization appears. Select “YES”, then press the confirmation button to start finalizing. Notes • If the disc in the camcorder has already been finalized, “Finalize Disc” does not appear in the menu. • The time required to finalize that appears on the “Finalize Disc”...
Connecting to your PC About the software included The PC connection cable and CD- ROM software supplied with the camcorder will allow you to use the movies and stills recorded on this camcorder on your PC. The included CD-ROM contains Windows software.
• At time of disc creation, approx. 2 times the free space of the disc to be created is required. USB 1.1 or 2.0 free port is necessary. (May not operate if the camcorder is connected through a USB hub.) • Display screen of 1024 768 pixel, 16 bit (High color) or greater.
Software installation The content and procedures for installation will differ depending on the OS of your PC. Turn on the power to your PC. Login to your PC as a user with administrative privileges. If you are using your PC for other applications, quit all software you are using.
Select your country’s video system. Click Perform installation. Preparations for installation are now complete. Click “Install” to begin the installation process. Click Important Notice To “Roxio Easy CD Creator 5” users When the supplied ImageMixer 3 HD Edition for BDCAM is installed, as there is the possibility that Easy CD Creator 5 may not operate normally, a warning screen will appear after you click...
Connecting the camcorder to your PC Turn on the camcorder power. When connecting the camcorder to a PC, connect the camcorder to a wall outlet instead of using the battery pack. Choose the medium for connection to the PC (HDD(DZ-BD7HA)/BD/DVD/Card).
Camcorder indications on the PC If the camcorder is set to HDD or BD/ DVD mode and connected to a PC, it is recognized as a disc drive. If the camcorder’s Movie/Stills switch is set to “ ”and connected to a PC, it is recognized as a removable disc.
Make sure the disc drive is compatible with the disc type you are using. Notes • To use a BD-R/DVD-RW/DVD- R recorded on the camcorder in your PC, finalize the disc using the camcorder (p.113). • If you wish to write images onto a...
Be sure to finalize it before connecting the camcorder to the Launch ImageMixer 3 HD Edition for BDCAM. Select Hitachi BDCAM*. When you click on “Hitachi BDCAM” appearing on the left side of the screen, the recorded images are displayed as thumbnails.
Import images to the PC. Select the thumbnail for the image you wish to store, then click “Import”. The PC starts importing the image(s). Click Select the image(s) you wish to store. Hints • To select multiple files, click on the thumbnails while holding down the “Shift”...
Organize the images imported to the PC As the images imported to your PC using ImageMixer 3 HD Edition for BDCAM increase, organizing your images will become difficult. In this event, create an album and organize your image files. ImageMixer 3 HD Edition for BDCAM will allow you to create two types of albums—a normal album or a smart album.
Choose images from the library. Click on the library so that the list of image thumbnails appears. Choose the images you wish to add to the album by clicking on the thumbnails for these images. Click Select images Hint To select multiple files, click on the thumbnails for consecutive files by holding down the “Shift”...
Click Creating a disc with the images recorded by the camcorder ImageMixer 3 HD Edition for BDCAM allows you to use the imported images and create a BD to store Hi-Vision quality images, or...
Hint To make a disc creation list from an album or smart album, while the album or smart album is displayed, click on “Disc List” at screen bottom right and select a list suited to the disc you are creating. Set up the disc you are creating.
Hint To select multiple files, click on the thumbnails while holding down the “Shift” key to select consecutive files, or the “Ctrl” key to select non-consecutive files. Note As image conversion must be conducted if you create a disc by adding standard quality images to a Blu-ray creation list, or hi-vision quality images to a DVD creation...
Notes • Setting “Disc Erase” in the write setup screen will delete all data on your disc. Confirm the contents of your disc sufficiently before conducting this procedure. • If you write images which do not comply with the standards of your disc, those images will be re- encoded and image quality will degrade.
When connecting the camcorder to a PC, use the AC adapter/ charger as a power source. If the camcorder power is cut during data transfer, your valuable recorded data may be lost. If this occurs while writing to disc, the disc will no longer be usable.
Additional Information Optional Accessories CAMERA ACCESSORIES Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL43) (p.64) Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL43) (p.64) • When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory. POWER SUPPLY Battery (DZ-BP14SW) • Refer to the catalog for details. •...
Error Messages If an error message appears while operating the camcorder, refer to the following table for details and remedies. Messages are arranged in alphabetical order. Message (1) Disc is not These messages appear when a new BD-RE/BD-R/DVD- formatted. Format RW is inserted.
Message All scenes are This message will appear if you attempt a “New” dubbing already dubbed. when there are no un-dubbed scenes on the HDD. Turn Please use other Dub off the dubbed marks on scene(s) you want to dub, or Mode.
START is pressed only while in recording pause mode. • Check the following causes: - there is no disc in the camcorder while the power switch is set to “BD/DVD”. - there is no SD memory card in the camcorder while the power switch is set to “SD CARD”.
Disc error has Disc error could have occurred during editing of scenes. occurred. Keep Disc Turn off the camcorder with the disc being used in it, inside & restart. connect AC adapter/charger, and then power the camcorder again. Repair of scenes will be tried.
• See *5 on p.139. Drive overheat. The temperature inside the camcorder is too high. In this Please retry later. case, proper writing/reading HDD/disc may not be possible. Turn off the power, then wait for a while.
No disc. This message may appear when the camcorder or disc is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Condensation has occurred on the lens or the HDD/DVD drive. Do not remove the disc; leave the camcorder turned off in a dry place for 1–2 hours.
Release the lock on scenes before deleting. This disc cannot be A disc that cannot be used on this camcorder has been used. Please replace loaded. Check the type of disc. disc.
• This message may also appear when condensation occurs. In this case, do not repair the disc; turn the camcorder off, wait until it dries out, and then turn it on again. • If the repair message appears when you turn the camcorder on from off with a disc loaded after recording on it, choose repair.
Troubleshooting If you have any trouble with your camcorder, first use this troubleshooting guide to try to solve the problem. If the problem persists, consult your dealer. Do not attempt to make any physical repairs yourself. Power supplies Symptom Battery cannot be Is the DC power cord connected to the AC adapter/ charged.
You can also specify “Power Save: Off” to stop automatic power off. Is the camcorder set to the sleep mode? If 30 minutes or more has elapsed with the camcorder in the sleep mode, it will automatically turn off.
Focus is not correct. Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject? Focus manually. Does the manual focus icon appear? The camcorder is set to manual focus. Focus the subject manually, or release manual focus. Is the diopter control correctly adjusted if you are using the viewfinder? Adjust the diopter control.
Has a scene been edited on another device? If a scene recorded on this camcorder is edited on another device, playback may not be possible on this camcorder. No playback picture Is the TV input selector set correctly? appears on the TV Some TVs have multiple video input jacks.
Adjust the TV volume. Not displayed BD, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW(VR mode) recorded on this normally in the disc camcorder and edited on another device may not be navigation screen. displayed normally in the disc navigation screen. In this event, use “Update control info.”.
Symptom Photos on a card This camcorder can play back image data recorded onto cannot be played memory card using other digital cameras conforming to back. DCF standards. However, depending on the recording condition of the image data taken by other digital...
Disconnect the camcorder from the PC, remove the disc from the camcorder, and then turn it off. After a few moments, connect them again and write to a brand-new disc. Transfer of images Is the disc scratched or dirty? stops.
The camcorder could be damaged. Consult your dealer. any button. The date and time Has the camcorder been left unused for a long period of are incorrect. time? The internal backup memory battery may be discharged. Connect the AC power adapter/charger to recharge it.
• Immediately after a disc or card is inserted. ACCESS/PC or • When a long time has elapsed since the camcorder was CARD ACCESS turned off last. indicator on this • When the temperature is greatly different from the camcorder remains status of previous recording.
Symptom No image appears on • Is the camcorder set to sleep mode? Press QUICK START to release sleep mode. the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. • In playback mode, did the last scene viewed end in a wipe to black edit? Press DISC NAVIGATION.
• To back up the data recorded on HDD, save it on a DVD. It is also recommended that you use this camcorder to dub the data. You can also use a PC to save the data on a DVD.
Do not subject the camcorder to impact. • This camcorder is a precision machine. Take great care that you do not strike it against a hard object or let it fall. • When using a tripod, firmly secure the camcorder on it. Do not use the camcorder with a tripod in a place where it is subject to severe vibrations or impact.
• Cleaning the DVD lens is not necessary when using this camcorder in the usual way. • Using 8 cm CD lens cleaner could cause this camcorder to be faulty. • If you have to clean the lens, use a Hitachi Maxell cleaner that is exclusively for 8 cm DVD discs.
LCD monitor, result in display unevenness, or damage the LCD monitor. Cleaning the surface of the camcorder • Do not wipe the surface of the camcorder hard with any foreign object, such as grit adhering to the camcorder, and do not use rough fabrics to clean the surface of the camcorder.
Storing discs • If the camcorder is not used for long periods of time, remove the disc from the camcorder. • When storing disc, replace it in the plastic case in which it was purchased. • Be careful that no condensation occurs on disc.
(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.
If the camcorder does not operate normally, perform “System Reset”. The camcorder may recover to normal. “System Reset” will reset all settings to the factory defaults. The date and time will also be reset. Set the date and time again before using the camcorder.
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Major Specifications Image sensor 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensor Total number of pixels Number of effective pixels Lens F1.8–3.0 f = 3/16 –1-15/16 (5– 50 mm) Filter diameter: 1-11/16 (43 mm) Thread pitch: 0.75 mm Focus Auto/Manual Zoom Movie and Stills: Optical 10× Movie: 40×–500×...
32 – 86ºF (0 – 30ºC) when connected to PC 9,842 feet (3,000 m) or less DZ-BD7HA: Approx. 630 g (without battery pack nor disc) DZ-BD70A: Approx. 575 g (without battery pack nor disc) DZ-BD7HA: Approx. 705 g DZ-BD70A: Approx. 650 g...
Provided accessories AC adapter/charger, Battery pack, AV/S output cable, Component cable, Infrared remote control, Lithium battery for remote control, Power cable, DC power cord, Software CD-ROM, PC connection cable, Single-sided 8 cm BD-RE disc, Disc cleaning cloth Storage capacity of HDD/BD/DVD/Card •...
• Maximum number of scenes that can be recorded/dubbed on HDD/ one disc Recording media BD-RE /BD-R /DVD-RAM DVD-R Recording only Per disc (one side) Combining scenes will not increase the remaining number of recordable scenes. If there are combined scenes, the maximum number of scenes in the table may not be the same as the actual maximum number of scenes that can be recorded/dubbed.
A screeching noise which may be produced when the camcorder is connected to a TV or speakers. To prevent the noise, keep a distance between the camcorder and the TV or speakers, or turn off the volume of the connected device. Component jacks (Component video input jacks) Connect the camcorder to a TV.
One of two modes for using a DVD-RW disc. The advantage of VR mode is that you can edit (split, delete, and combine) movies using the camcorder, and, by deleting unnecessary scenes, you can free up space for more recording.
Index AC adapter/charger ... 21, 36, 37 ACCESS/PC indicator ... 33 Assist light ... 69 Auxiliary Line ... 72 Backlight compensation ... 67 Battery pack charging ... 21 life ... 38 available functions ... 29 cleaning ... 154 handling ... 153 player ...
FULL AUTO button ... 73 Full format ... 155 Go to (on Disc Navigation) ... 50, 102 GUIDE button ... 7, 15 Hand strap ... 18 available functions ... 29 format ... 104 protect ... 105 HDD complete deletion ... 155 HDMI terminal ...
Viewfinder ... 20 Volume ... 52 Wall outlet ... 37 White balance ... 70 White fade ... 101 Wide conversion lens ... 64 Windows ... 116 Wipe fade ... 101 Zoom ... 62 Zoom lever ... 52, 62, 65...
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