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  • Page 1 DZ-GX5100E/DZ-GX5060E/DZ-GX5040E/DZ-GX5020E DZ-GX5060E (UK) DZ-GX5100E Instruction manual To obtainthe best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use, please read this entire instruction manual. DVDCAM PC Software Support Centre URL http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/ Support Centre phone numbers for software provided: PIXELA CORPORATION UK, Germany, France and Spain: 800-1532-4865 (Toll-free)
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information For Your Safety The power switch turns the DVD video camera/recorder on and off, leaving the date/time feature unaffected. If the camera/recorder is to be left unattended for a long period of time, turn it off. WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3 Information for users applicable in European Union countries This symbol on the product or on its packaging means that your electrical and electronic equipment should be disposed at the end of life separately from your household wastes. There are separate collection systems for recycling in EU. For more information, please contact the local authority or the dealer where you purchased the product.
  • Page 4 Important for United Kingdom (for DZ-GX5060E (UK)) The mains lead on this equipment is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse, the value of which is indicated on the pin face of the plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, an ASTA or BSI approved BS 1362 fuse must be used of the same rating.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your video product, safety is a major factor in the design of every instrument. But, safety is your responsibility too. This page lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use of DVD video camera/ recorder and accessory equipment.
  • Page 6: Cautions When Using

    Cautions When Using Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with care: • The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do not press its surface with force, hit it or prick it with a sharp object. • If you push the LCD surface, unevenness in display may occur. If unevenness does not disappear soon, turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
  • Page 7 • Using 8 cm CD lens cleaner could cause this DVD video camera/recorder to be faulty. • If you have to clean the lens, use a Hitachi Maxell cleaner that is exclusively for 8 cm DVD discs. Be careful of moisture condensation: •...
  • Page 8 Do not turn the DVD video camera/recorder off while the ACCESS/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.
  • Page 9: Cautions When Storing

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

    CLEANING Be sure to set the power switch to “OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder. ●Cleaning LCD screen and camera 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...
  • Page 11: Disc Cleaning

    • A detailed table of contents directing you to specific information quickly (see pages 13 – 15). 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 ... 25 Recording Movie ...
  • Page 12: About This Manual

    The DZ-GX5060E and DZ-GX5060E (UK) functions and specifications are referred to as “DZ- GX5060E”. The DZ-GX5040E and DZ-GX5040E (UK) functions and specifications are referred to as “DZ- GX5040E”. The DZ-GX5020E and DZ-GX5020E (UK) functions and specifications are referred to as “DZ- GX5020E”.
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Recording Movie ... 42 Recording Stills ... 43 Swift Restart of Recording (SLEEP/RESTART button) ... 44 Recording using LED Light (for DZ-GX5040E only) ... 45 On-Screen Information ... 46 INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING RECORDING ...46 Checking Flow of Menu... 51 Zooming ... 53 MACRO RECORDING ...
  • Page 14 USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILISER (EIS)... 62 RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE MAGNIFICATION (DIGITAL ZOOM) ... 62 REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING RECORDING (MIC.FILTER) ... 62 Setting Up Record Functions... 63 SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE) ... 63 SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9 MODE)...
  • Page 15 Playback on DVD Recorder/Player ...109 PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) DISC... 109 PLAYING BACK DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/DVD-R/ +RW DISC ... 109 Recording (Dubbing) Images ...110 RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES... 110 Connecting to PC (DZ-GX5100E/GX5060E) Software Provided...111 Requirements of available PC...112 Installing Software...113 Connecting to PC via PC Connection Cable ...116...
  • Page 16: Checking Provided Accessories

    Used to power the DVD video camera/ recorder from AC outlet, or charge battery. for DZ-GX5100E (UK), DZ-GX5060E (UK), DZ-GX5040E (UK) and DZ-GX5020E (UK) AV/S output cable: Used when viewing the picture played back on the DVD video camera/recorder on TV screen, or output video to another video device.
  • Page 17: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts (This illustration shows the DZ-GX5040E front view.) (Inside the cover) 1 LED light (for DZ-GX5040E only) (p. 45) 2 Lens cap string attachment hole (p. 22) 3 Stereo microphone Take care that the microphone is not blocked by a hand, etc., during recording.
  • Page 18 To switch the sleep/restart status between ON and OFF. 15 ACCESS/PC indicator (for DZ-GX5100E/GX5060E only) ACCESS indicator (for DZ-GX5040E/ GX5020E only) (p. 8, 42, 43) 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.
  • Page 19 These buttons are to adjust exposure or focus, and switch the LED light on and off (DZ-GX5040E). 41 Tripod threaded hole Used to attach the DVD video camera/ recorder to a tripod.
  • Page 20 42 PHOTO button (p. 43) 43 REC button (p. 42) 44 MENU button (p. 34, 51, 81) 45 SELECT button (p. 76) 46 Reverse search button (p. 72) 47 DELETE button (p. 80) 48 DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 68) 49 DISPLAY button (p. 46, 75) * The buttons on remote control will function the same as those on DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 21: Setups

    Setups This section explains preparations for recording – setting up the DVD video camera/recorder and battery. Demonstration Function This DVD video camera/recorder is equipped with a demonstration function. The default at purchase time is “Auto”, which will automatically start the demonstration approx. three minutes after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on.
  • Page 22: Attaching Lens Cap

    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.
  • Page 23: Removing Battery From Remote Control

    • Keep the battery in a dark, cool, dry place. • 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/...
  • Page 24: Discs And Cards

    DVD video camera/recorder and then used. 5: To additionally record, the finalised disc must be unfinalised. 6: The provided software is used. 7: Finalise the disc when editing/playing back on PC. 8: DZ-GX5040E/GX5020E cannot be connected to a PC. Media DVD-RW DVD-RW...
  • Page 25: Available Discs

    • 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 finalised, in this DVD video camera/recorder: Doing so will make the disc unusable.
  • Page 26: Examples Of Discs That Cannot Be Used On This Dvd Video Camera/Recorder

    EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER • CD • CD-R • CD-RW • CD-ROM • DVD-ROM • DVD-Video • DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring Ver. 2.0 AVAILABLE CARDS SD memory card can be used on this DVD video camera/recorder (incompatible with 2GB).
  • Page 27: Preparations For Power Supply

    Preparations for Power Supply USING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER WITH AC ADAPTER/CHARGER It is recommended that you use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder from household AC outlet when you perform settings on it, play back or edit images, or use it indoors.
  • Page 28: Setting Up The Battery

    Setting Up the Battery The DZ-BP07PW battery (provided) has not been charged at purchase time: Charge it before using the DVD video camera/recorder. Note • Be sure to use the DZ-BP07PW, DZ-BP14SW (optional) or DZ-BP7SW (optional) battery for the DVD video camera/recorder: Using other batteries could cause the DVD video camera/recorder to malfunction, or result in fire.
  • Page 29: Attaching Battery To Dvd Video Camera/Recorder

    ●Battery charged status You can find out the charged status of battery by checking the CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/ charger: Charge status During charge Charge complete Note See “Troubleshooting” on page 137 when the CHARGE indicator blinks. ●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx. 25ºC): DZ-BP07PW (provided)/DZ-BP7SW (optional): Approx.
  • Page 30 ●Continuously recordable time with fully charged battery (with no zoom operation, etc.) See the following table as a reference for how long the DVD video camera/recorder can continuously be used with a fully charged battery: With DZ-BP07PW (provided)/DZ-BP7SW (optional) Video mode When using viewfinder XTRA When using LCD monitor...
  • Page 31: Battery Remaining Level Indicator

    BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR When the battery is used to power the DVD video camera/recorder, the battery remaining level appears in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen as follows: Fully charged White portion shows remaining level EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY •...
  • Page 32: Turning Dvd Video Camera/Recorder On And Off

    Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On and While holding down the grey 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 “ ”: To record still on SD memory card Set to “...
  • Page 33: Viewing Image On Lcd Monitor Screen

    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.
  • Page 34: Setting Date And Time

    Setting Date and Time Set the current date and time so that the date and time you make a recording can be recorded correctly. The following procedure can also be used to correct the date and time you have already set. Press the MENU button, use the buttons to choose “Date Setup”...
  • Page 35: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings Press the MENU button, and then use screen. See page 51 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 button.
  • Page 36: Resetting Menu Settings To Defaults (Reset)

    RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS (RESET) You can restore menu settings to defaults (initial settings at the factory (p. 145)). (Note, however, that the date/time will not be reset.) Choose “Reset” on the “Initial Setup” menu screen, and then press button.
  • Page 37: Lcd/Evf Setup

    LCD/EVF Setup ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS) Press the MENU button, use the 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.
  • Page 38: Adjusting Colour Density (Colour Level)

    ADJUSTING COLOUR DENSITY (COLOUR LEVEL) You can adjust the colour density of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder. Press the MENU button, use the buttons to choose ENTER “LCD/EVF Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu screen, and then choose “Colour Level”. The colour density adjustment bar will appear on the screen.
  • Page 39: Inserting And Removing Disc

    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. When inserting a disc: Push the disc against the turntable at the centre to lock it until a click is heard.
  • Page 40 Note • If the cover of disc insertion block is open, the ACCESS/PC indicator will blink when an image is displayed on the LCD monitor screen: In this case, the DVD video camera/recorder will not turn off even if the power switch is set to “OFF”. If the cover remains open after a while, the DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn off.
  • Page 41: Inserting And Removing Card

    Inserting and Removing Card Open the LCD monitor. Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off. Open the cover of card insertion block. Inserting Card: Insert card with its terminal inward until it locks. Removing Card: Push the centre of card edge. The card will come out so that it can be held by fingers.
  • Page 42: Basic Techniques

    • For various functions available during recording, see “Setting Up Camera Functions” on page 59. • 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.
  • Page 43: Recording Stills

    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 “...
  • Page 44: Swift Restart Of Recording (Sleep/Restart Button)

    Swift Restart of Recording (SLEEP/RESTART button) If you press the SLEEP/RESTART button while in the recording pause status instead of turning the DVD video camera/recorder off, the status that recording is possible will be restored in approx. 1.5 seconds. Setting to the sleep/restart standby status: Press the SLEEP/RESTART button in the recording pause status.
  • Page 45: Recording Using Led Light (For Dz-Gx5040E Only)

    Recording using LED Light (for DZ-GX5040E only) You can use the LED light to illuminate a subject to be recorded in a dark place. Press the button during recording pause or recording. An icon will appear on the screen, and the LED light will glow.
  • Page 46: On-Screen Information

    On-Screen Information Various types of information will appear in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen during recording. INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING RECORDING See the next page for details. 2. 16:9 mode 3. Program AE 4. Backlight compensation 5. EIS 6. White balance 7.
  • Page 47 1. Recording mode (p. 42, 43) : Movie : Still (Disc) : Still (Card) 2. 16:9 mode (only in movie recording mode) (p. 64) No display : 16:9 mode OFF : 16:9 mode ON 3. Programme AE (only in movie recording mode) (p.
  • Page 48 : DVD-R already finalised on this DVD video camera/recorder : DVD-R finalised on a device other than this DVD video camera/ recorder * Includes DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder model other than DZ-GX5100E/ GX5060E/GX5040E/GX5020E and not finalised. : +RW : Finalised +RW...
  • Page 49: Switching The Information Display Mode

    ●Switching the information display mode You can switch the display mode of on-screen information: Press the DISPLAY button. The full and minimum display modes will alternate. • Full display mode: All types of information will appear. • Minimum display mode: The recording mode (see 1 on page 46) and recording status (see 10 on page 46) will appear.
  • Page 50 ●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.
  • Page 51: Checking Flow Of Menu

    Checking Flow of Menu The following two on-screen menu modes are available with this DVD video camera/recorder: • Full Menu: To display all menu items for experts • Quick Menu: To display only the fundamental menu items for first timers ●Operating Menu The Full Menu will appear if you press the MENU button.
  • Page 52 ●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 Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up A u t o P r o g r am AE Wh i t e Ba l .
  • Page 53: Zooming

    Zooming If you continue to hold the zoom lever on the “T” control side with Dig. Zoom specified, the digital zoom will be activated midway (when optical 15-power is exceeded on DZ-GX5100E or optical 30-power is exceeded on DZ-GX5060E/ GX5040E/GX5020E). You can zoom up to 800-power on DZ-GX5100E;...
  • Page 54: Recording Subjects For Stronger Wide-Angle Or Telephoto Effect

    RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO EFFECT Use the tele-conversion lens or wide-conversion lens with the following filter diameter and thread pitch to record subjects for stronger telephoto or wide-angle effect: Filter diameter: 34 mm for DZ-GX5060E/GX5040E/GX5020E; 30.5 mm for DZ-GX5100E Thread pitch: 0.5 mm When attaching the optional DZ-TL1 tele-conversion lens or DZ-WL1 wide-conversion lens, use the optional step-up ring: DZ-SR3437 for DZ-GX5060E/GX5040E/GX5020E, DZ-SR3037 for DZ-...
  • Page 55: Manually Focusing Subject

    Manually Focusing Subject The DVD video camera/recorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (autofocus). You can also manually focus a subject depending on the recording conditions. FOCUSING DURING RECORDING Normally, the DVD video camera/recorder automatically focuses the subject (autofocus), but you can also manually focus a subject, depending on the recording conditions (manual focus).
  • Page 56 Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 55): Objects not in the centre 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,...
  • Page 57: Adjusting Brightness Of Image To Be Recorded (Exposure)

    Adjusting Brightness of Image to be recorded (Exposure) The DVD video camera/recorder usually adjusts the exposure automatically. You can also manually adjust the exposure depending on the recording conditions. Press the EXPOSURE button during recording. The exposure adjustment bar will appear on the screen.
  • Page 58: Using Full Auto Function

    Using Full Auto Function Pressing the FULL AUTO button will fully automate the camera functions. Press the FULL AUTO button. “FULL AUTO” will be displayed on the screen of DVD video camera/recorder for several seconds. The following settings will reset to defaults: When setting Function full auto...
  • Page 59: Setting Up Camera Functions

    Setting Up Camera Functions Before You Begin • See page 51 for how to set. SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH THE SUBJECT (SWITCHING PROGRAMME AE MODE) This DVD video camera/recorder automatically detects the status of subject and surrounding situation and records the optimum image: If you choose the shooting mode to match the recording conditions, clearer images will be recorded.
  • Page 60: Recording Dark Subjects Using Lcd Monitor Light

    RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD MONITOR LIGHT When Programme AE is set to Low Light, you can use the light from LCD monitor to record a subject. Press the MENU button, and choose “Program AE” from the “Camera Functions Setup” menu. Choose “Low Light”, and designate it.
  • Page 61: Setting White Balance Manually

    Press the MENU button, choose “White Bal.” on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and then press the Choose the desired option, and then press the button. Press the MENU button to end the setting. ●Setting white balance manually Point the DVD video camera/ recorder at a white object so that it fills...
  • Page 62: Using The Electronic Image Stabiliser (Eis)

    USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILISER (EIS) When you use zoom (see page 53) 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 button.
  • Page 63: Setting Up Record Functions

    Setting Up Record Functions SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE) Choose the movie quality from “XTRA”, “FINE”, “STD”. It is recommended that you record critical subjects in the “XTRA” or “FINE” mode. Press the MENU button, use the buttons to choose “VIDEO Mode”...
  • Page 64: Setting To Wide Tv Screen Mode (16:9 Mode)

    SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9 MODE) When viewing recorded images later on a wide-screen TV (aspect ratio 16:9), specify wide-screen (16:9) mode “On”: You can also record images with the aspect ratio changed (the aspect ratio with “Off” is 4:3). The following figures compare the images displayed on LCD monitor and in viewfinder when the wide-screen mode is “on”...
  • Page 65 Note • The 16:9 setting will be kept even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off. • The 16:9 mode cannot be used with photo recording. • When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW: You cannot specify the combination of “VIDEO Mode: STD” and “16:9 On”. If you specify “16:9 On” and try to switch the VIDEO Mode to “STD”...
  • Page 66: Switching Quality Of Still Image (Quality)

    SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY) You can switch the still recording quality only when using card. It is recommended that you use “FINE” when recording vital images (p. 149 “SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS”). Press the MENU button, use the buttons to choose “Quality”...
  • Page 67: Setting On-Screen Display Output On Or Off (Osd Output)

    SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT) If you connect this DVD video camera/recorder to a TV to view images on TV screen, you can switch off the on-screen information (displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen) from the TV screen.
  • Page 68: Disc Navigation

    Disc Navigation Using Disc Navigation STARTING OR TERMINATING DISC NAVIGATION Disc Navigation is a tool for editing scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Here is an explanation on “scene” and “programme”, so that you will be able to make most use of Disc Navigation function.
  • Page 69 Navigation screen will appear or some message will be displayed: - Write-protected disc - Finalised DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc - DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder model other than DZ- GX5100E/GX5060E/GX5040E/GX5020E - Locked card • Do not leave the disc navigation screen displayed on...
  • Page 70: Playing Back From Disc Navigation Screen

    PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the buttons to select the desired scene. The selected scene will be framed: This is called a “cursor”. ADJUSTING VOLUME DURING PLAYBACK If the LCD monitor is open during playback of movie, playback sound will be heard from the speaker.
  • Page 71: Playing Back Latest Recorded Scene

    • Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder (p. 42, Before You Begin 43). • Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 32). PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE Playing Back Press the button in the recording pause status.
  • Page 72: Capturing Photo

    CAPTURING PHOTO You can record an image displayed during playback of video as a photo on a card. Press the MENU button at a scene you wish to capture during playback. Choose “Edit”, “PHOTO Capture”, and then press The screen for verifying capture will appear. Choose “YES”, and then press The captured scene will be recorded on a card.
  • Page 73: Skip Playback Of Movie

    SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE During playback, press the locate the start of desired scene. Press once: To skip to the first image of the scene following the one being played back, and start playback. Press once: To return to the first image of the scene being played back, and start playback.
  • Page 74: Jumping To Specified Point (Go To)

    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 button. ●Specifying the point to view Choose “Specify” in step 2 above, and then press the button.
  • Page 75: Information Display During Playback

    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.
  • Page 76: Selecting Multiple Scenes

    SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the 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 A l l P r ogr ams buttons to point the...
  • Page 77: Functions Available With Disc Navigation

    FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC NAVIGATION The Disc Navigation mode will allow a variety of further operations. Functions Available with Disc Navigation Available function Editing of scenes ● ● Setting special ● ● effects to scenes Copy from disc to ● card Scene lock Scene information...
  • Page 78: Understanding Flow Of Disc Navigation Menu

    UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION MENU Press the MENU button on the Disc Navigation screen: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and menu screens for disc and card will appear. Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 51). Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
  • Page 79 ●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc Scene Select (p. 88) Detail (p. 89) Program Select (p. 90) Play (p. 91) Go To (p. 100) (p. 100) Others Repeat Play TV type ●When using card Scene Delete (p. 80) Lock (p. 87) Select (p.
  • Page 80: Scene

    Scene DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) You may want to delete unwanted scenes. Scenes on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc cannot be deleted, and menu item “Delete” will not appear with DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc. When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu (see page 71). Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 81: Dividing Movies (Edit - Divide)

    ●Editing using submenu Press the MENU button before pressing the 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 →...
  • Page 82: Combining Multiple Scenes (Edit - Combine)

    COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES (EDIT – COMBINE) If you have recorded numerous short scenes, combining them will be facilitated by the use of Disc Navigation. Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes. Combining scenes is possible only when “Category: All” is specified (p. 105). Stills cannot be combined. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 83: Directing Scenes Effectively (Effect - Fade)

    DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY (EFFECT – FADE) You can add fading to the beginning and/or end of scene. There are three types of special effects: Fade Out Fade In White: Fades in from white screen Fades out to white screen Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the scene for adding special effects.
  • Page 84: Playing Back By Skipping Scenes (Effect - Skip)

    PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES (EFFECT – SKIP) You can specify “Skip” for scenes you do not want to play back: The selected scenes will be skipped. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the scene to be skipped. Press the MENU button. Choose “Scene”, “Effect”, “Skip”, and then press the button.
  • Page 85: Changing Images For Thumbnails (Effect - Thumbnail)

    CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS (EFFECT – THUMBNAIL) Normally, the first image of the recorded scene is displayed as a thumbnail: You can choose another image of the scene for thumbnail. If you set a vivid image to thumbnail, you can know what you recorded from a glance at the Disc Navigation screen.
  • Page 86: Copying Stills On Dvd-Ram Disc To Card (Copy)

    COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM DISC TO CARD (COPY) Set the power switch to “ ” or “ “. 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 button.
  • Page 87: Locking Scenes On Card (Lock)

    LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK) You can lock each photo recorded on card so that it will not be deleted or edited by mistake. Set the power switch to “ ”. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the scene to be locked. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 88: Selecting Scenes Using Menu Screen (Select)

    SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN (SELECT) You can use this “Select” function to select consecutive scenes at one time. This function is useful when there are numerous scenes. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Point the cursor at the first or last scene to be selected: When selecting all scenes, simply proceed with step 3.
  • Page 89: Displaying Information Using Menu Screen (Detail)

    DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU SCREEN (DETAIL) You can display various information for a scene: the recording mode, recording date/time and length, special effects and movie quality mode. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the scene whose information you wish to know. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 90: Programme

    Programme WHAT IS “PROGRAMME”? Programme refers to an assembly of scenes recorded on the same date regardless of whether they are movie or still. Scene No. 1 Scene No. 2 9:00 Movie Movie SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT) Since the scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder are collected as “programmes”...
  • Page 91: Playing Back Programme (Play)

    PLAYING BACK PROGRAMME (PLAY) You can play back only the selected programme. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the choose “Play” on the “Program” menu screen, and then press the CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAMME (TITLE) The recording date/time has initially been attached to any programme. You can change the recording date/time to any desired title.
  • Page 92 Note • If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the button once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding down the button will delete all letters in the TITLE column. • You can also use the DELETE button on remote control to delete any input letters.
  • Page 93: Play List

    Play List WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”? You can create a play list on this DVD video camera/recorder by gathering your favourites from the recorded scenes. Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the disc capacity by making a play list.
  • Page 94: Play List (Select)

    SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST (SELECT) Select the desired one of multiple play lists: The Disc Navigation screen of the selected play list will appear. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the choose “Select” on the “PlayList” menu screen, and then press the ●Editing on play list When making settings on play list, such as...
  • Page 95: Adding Scenes To Play List (Editing Play List)

    ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the buttons to choose “Edit” on the “PlayList” menu screen, ENTER and then press the 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 to add scenes, and then...
  • Page 96: Deleting Scenes From Play List (Editing Play List)

    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 95. Move the cursor to the play list in lower row, and place the cursor on the scene to be deleted.
  • Page 97: Deleting Scenes Using Submenu For Editing (Editing Play List)

    DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) You can delete scenes from play list on the editing screen. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited. Perform steps 2 – 4 on page 95. Move the cursor to the play list in lower row.
  • Page 98: Arranging Order Of Scenes (Move)

    ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the choose “Select” on the “PlayList” menu screen, and then press the Select the play list to be edited, and then press button. Select the scene to be moved. You can also select multiple scenes (see pages 76 and 88).
  • Page 99: Changing Title Of Play List (Title)

    CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE) The play lists have serial numbers in the order you have created them, along with the created dates/ times: You can change this title at any time. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the choose “Title”...
  • Page 100: Go To

    Go To From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the first scene or last scene, and playback will start from that point. TOP (END) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Disc or Card Management INITIALISING DISC OR CARD (FORMAT DISC. FORMAT CARD) Initialising a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW disc or card will allow you to delete any recorded contents.
  • Page 101: Protecting Disc From Writing (Protect Disc)

    PROTECTING DISC FROM WRITING (PROTECT DISC) You can protect a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) disc in order to prevent recorded images from being erased or edited by mistake. Further recording will not be possible on protected disc until the protection is released. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 102: Updating Control Information Of Dvd-Ram/Dvd-Rw (Vr-Mode) Disc (Update Control Info.)

    UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) DISC (UPDATE CONTROL INFO.) Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder handles information on scenes, such as thumbnail, skip, fade, in a particular manner. If you use another device to edit a disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, and then use the data again with Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder, the Disc Navigation may not appear normally.
  • Page 103: Finalising Dvd-Rw/Dvd-R/+Rw Disc (Finalize Disc)

    FINALISING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW DISC (FINALIZE DISC) • Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder when finalising a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc. Finalisation Before You Begin cannot be executed using a battery. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off during finalisation and the finalisation is interrupted, incorrect finalisation will result, and at worst, the disc may be damaged.
  • Page 104: Additionally Recording On Finalised Dvd-Rw (Vf-Mode)/+Rw (Unfinalize Disc)

    ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALISED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DISC) You can unfinalise the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW finalised on this DVD video camera/recorder so that additional recording can be done on it. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the choose “Unfinalize Disc”...
  • Page 105: Others

    Others DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) Scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder will be displayed in the order of recording regardless of whether they are movies or stills. You can use the Disc Navigation screen to switch this display to stills only or movies only.
  • Page 106: Playing Back Wide-Mode Images On 4:3 Display Tv (Tv Type)

    PLAYING BACK WIDE-MODE IMAGES ON 4:3 DISPLAY TV (TV TYPE) If you connect the DVD video camera/recorder with a disc recorded in wide mode to a TV with 4:3 display only and play it back, vertically long images will appear. You can specify “TV type: 4:3” to display 4:3 images on the TV.
  • Page 107: Viewing On Tv Screen

    Viewing on TV Screen Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A TV Use the provided AV/S output cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a TV as follows: To AV output jack AV/S output cable (provided) * If your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack, you can connect the S-VIDEO plug to it. Note •...
  • Page 108: Viewing On Tv Screen

    • 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.
  • Page 109: Playback On Dvd Recorder/Player

    Playback on DVD Recorder/Player PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) DISC You can use a DVD recorder or DVD player that conforms to DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) to play back 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) discs recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player and play it back.
  • Page 110: Recording (Dubbing) Images

    AC outlet using the AC adapter/charger. • If you use a Hitachi VCR, it will be operated by the remote control* provided with the DVD video camera/recorder. When recording an image from a Hitachi VCR, change the remote control code of the VCR to other than “VCR2”.
  • Page 111: Connecting To Pc (Dz-Gx5100E/Gx5060E)

    Connecting to PC (DZ-GX5100E/GX5060E) 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.
  • Page 112: Requirements Of Available Pc

    ® Windows XP Professional Edition or higher See the following Websites to fine out whether the provided software can be used on Windows Vista: URL: http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html URL: http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/ • Computer: IBM PC/AT compatible, with the above OS preinstalled. ® ®...
  • Page 113: Installing Software

    Installing Software [When using Windows] Turn the PC on. If you have been using the PC, terminate all running software programmes. Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD- ROM drive of PC. The installer will automatically start, and the “Choose Setup Language” screen will automatically appear.
  • Page 114 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...
  • Page 115: When Using Macintosh

    [When using Macintosh] Turn the Macintosh on, and insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of Macintosh. Double-click the DVDCAM5000 icon displayed on desktop. Double-click the icon of “ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM.pkg” displayed on screen. The installer will start: Click “Continue”. The “Read Me”...
  • Page 116: Connecting To Pc Via Pc Connection Cable

    Connecting to PC via PC Connection Cable Use the provided PC connection cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to PC as shown below. To 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.
  • Page 117: When Using Windows

    When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the DVD video camera/recorder will be recognised as a drive. The drive will appear on screen as follows: [When using Windows] If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC with its power switch set to “ ” or “ ”, it will be recognised as an optical disc drive, and a disc set in the DVD video camera/recorder can be accessed.
  • Page 118: Using Disc In Dvd Drive Built Into Pc

    The following operations are not possible on the DVD video camera/ recorder while it is being connected to PC: • Camera operation using operation buttons on DVD video camera/recorder. • Ejection of disc using DISC EJECT button on DVD video camera/recorder. •...
  • Page 119: Before Terminating Pc Connection (Unplugging Pc Connection Cable)/Changing Over Power Switch

    Note • When writing images edited on PC to a brand-new DVD-RW, do not format the disc on DVD video camera/ recorder. • Some vertically installed and slot-in type drives on PC cannot accept an 8 cm disc. • An adapter that converts 8 cm CD to 12 cm diameter (for 8 cm CD) cannot be used for any 8 cm DVD-RAM/8 cm DVD-RW/8 cm DVD-R/8 cm +RW.
  • Page 120: Using Imagemixer 3 For Windows

    Click Choose the camcorder on the library screen. The library screen shown below will appear. Click the camcorder icon shown on the left of screen: The images recorded on the disc will appear. Double-click the thumbnail of scene you wish to play back: Playback of the scene will start on another screen.
  • Page 121: Creating Dvd-Video Using Images Recorded On Disc

    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...
  • Page 122 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. Eject button Click Clicking the “Photo”...
  • Page 123 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.
  • Page 124: Using Imagemixer 3 Mac Edition For Dvdcam

    USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on disc will appear. Select the scene you wish to play back and click “Playback”.
  • Page 125: Importing Images Recorded On Disc Into Macintosh

    USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on disc will appear. Select the scene you wish to import and click “Import”.
  • Page 126: Creating Dvd-Video Using Images Recorded On Disc

    USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on disc will appear. Select the scene you wish to import and click “Import”.
  • Page 127 Write to a DVD. You can check the video files in a DVD list. Select the video file you wish to check and click the Playback icon at the bottom of screen. When checking the video files in list, click “Write”...
  • Page 128: Uninstalling Software

    PIXELA PC Software Support Center UK, Germany, France and Spain 800-1532-4865 (Toll-free) Other countries +44-1489-564-764 Languages available : English, French, German, Spanish URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html ●For inquiries on connections between PC and this DVD video camera/ recorder: DVDCAM PC Software Support Center URL: http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/...
  • Page 129: Cautions When Connecting Dvd Video Camera/Recorder To Pc

    Doing so will make the disc unusable. Data may be readable or writable from/to the DVD video camera/recorder using software other than that provided with the DVD video camera/recorder, but Hitachi does not guarantee the operation. If the PC is started from suspend (or sleep or standby) with the DVD video camera/recorder connected to the PC, the DVD video camera/recorder may not be recognised: Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder from PC once, and restart the PC.
  • Page 130: Subsidiary Information

    Subsidiary Information Introduction to Optional Accessories CAMERA ACCESSORIES Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)* (p. 54) Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)* (p. 54) Step-up ring (DZ-SR3437 for DZ-GX5060E/GX5040E/GX5020E, DZ-SR3037 for DZ-GX5100E) (p. 54) • When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory. *1 You will need the optional step-up ring when attaching these lenses.
  • Page 131: Trouble Messages

    Trouble Messages A message may appear while you are operating the DVD video camera/recorder. If a message appears, refer to the following table and take appropriate corrective action. Messages are arranged in alphabetical order. Message (1) Data error in a part It is possible that the system cannot normally complete writing of of image file.
  • Page 132 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.
  • Page 133 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 &...
  • Page 134 Message Disc error has occurred. • Use another disc. • See *3 and *4 on page 137. • Mismatch in recording information may be caused by editing done on some device other than this DVD video camera/ recorder. Initialise the disc or use another disc. •...
  • Page 135 Message Error occurred. Please • Abnormality has occurred with the DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW replace disc or format disc to be repaired. Initialise the disc before using it, or use the disc. another disc. Initialising the disc will erase all data on it. •...
  • Page 136 Message This disc cannot be A disc that cannot be used on this DVD video camera/recorder used. Please replace has been loaded. Check the type of disc. disc. This disc is finalized. This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a Finalize is not required.
  • Page 137: Troubleshooting

    • This message may also appear when dirt adheres to disc. Remove the disc and then use the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean off the dirt before using it. • This message may also appear when condensation occurs. Wait until the DVD video camera/ recorder dries out, and then turn it on again.
  • Page 138 Symptom Power turns off Is battery charged? immediately after being Charge it. turned on. When power is turned on, the LCD screen will turn on and off. The ACCESS/PC indicator is blinking, even though nothing is displayed on LCD monitor screen. Power goes off Is Power Save set to “On”? unexpectedly.
  • Page 139 During recording Symptom Pressing the REC • Is a finalised disc in the DVD video camera/recorder? button will not start • Is proper type of disc inserted? recording. • Is power switch set to match the recording medium? • Is the disc protected? •...
  • Page 140 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.
  • Page 141 When the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC Symptom No drive icon appears The DVD video camera/recorder is not turned on. on PC. Check the power supply. Turn PC off and then disconnect the PC connection cable. Turn PC on again, and then use the PC connection cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to PC.
  • Page 142 Symptom When the time stamp of The file system of this DVD video camera/recorder is operated on file in DVD-RAM is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and time lag information has not viewed on PC, it is been set. With Windows different from the actual file viewed on Explorer looks different from the actual recording recording time.
  • Page 143 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.
  • Page 144 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.
  • Page 145: System Reset

    System Reset If the DVD video camera/recorder does not operate normally, perform “System Reset”: The DVD video camera/recorder may recover to normal. “System Reset” will reset all settings to factory defaults. The date and time will also be reset: Set the date and time again before using the DVD video camera/recorder. Set the power switch to “OFF”...
  • Page 146: Major Specifications

    Recording mode Maximum DVD-RAM/RW/R/ recordable +RW disc time (per side) DZ-GX5100E : 1/5-inch interlaced DZ-GX5060E/ : 1/6-inch interlaced DZ-GX5040E/ DZ-GX5020E Total number of pixels DZ-GX5100E approx. 1,330,000 DZ-GX5060E/ approx. 800,000 DZ-GX5040E/ DZ-GX5020E Number of effective pixels DZ-GX5100E Movie: approx. 940,000 Movie: approx.
  • Page 147 Video/audio output ×1, External microphone input ×1 (not equipped with DZ-GX5060E/ GX5040E/GX5020E), PC connection terminal (connected to PC USB port) ×1 (not equipped with DZ-GX5040E/GX5020E) Lithium-ion When recording with LCD monitor off (DVD-RAM disc used) DZ-GX5100E approx. 3.8W (in FINE mode) DZ-GX5060E/ approx.
  • Page 148: Storage Capacity Of Disc

    Infrared remote control (not provided with DZ-GX5060E/GX5040E/ GX5020E), Lithium battery for remote control (not provided with DZ-GX5060E/GX5040E/GX5020E), Lens cap, Lens cap string, Shoulder strap, Mains lead, DC power cord, Software CD-ROM (not provided with DZ-GX5040E/ GX5020E), PC connection cable (not provided with DZ-GX5040E/GX5020E), Disc cleaning cloth...
  • Page 149: Size And Quality Of Photos

    SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS The following table shows the file size and quality of one still (JPEG) recorded on card: File size Quality DZ-GX5100E FINE Approx. 640 KB NORM Approx. 480 KB Approx. 320 KB Although still images are recorded on DVD-RAM disc only in the FINE mode, the quality mode can be chosen when recording stills on card (p.
  • Page 150: Index

    Index Numerics ...64 16:9 ...25 8 cm bare disc ...27 AC adapter/charger ...42, 43 ACCESS/PC indicator ...96 Add (edit) ...90 All programme ...59 Auto (programme AE) ...55 Autofocus ...107 AV output jack ...57 Backlight correction Battery Attaching to DVD video camera/recorder ...28 Charging Recordable time on DVD video camera/...
  • Page 151 ... 55 Manual Focus icon ... 51 MENU button ... 62 MIC.Filter ... 98 Move ... 53 Optical 15x zoom lens ... 53 Optical 30x zoom lens ... 67 OSD Output ... 72 PHOTO capture ... 94 Play (play list) ...
  • Page 152: Be Sure To Read The Following Before Opening The Package Of Cd-Rom

    This Licence Agreement certifies that you were granted licence in the past. ■ Grant of Licence • Hitachi, Ltd. nonexclusively grants you the right to install this programme in one computer and use it, but this right cannot be transferred to a third party.
  • Page 153 SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
  • Page 154 BATTERY SAFETY GUIDELINES ALWAYS Store unused batteries in their packaging and away from metal objects which may cause a short-circuit resulting in leakage or, in extreme cases, fire or even an explosion. NEVER Never attempt to recharge ordinary batteries, either in a charger or by applying heat to them.
  • Page 155 HITACHI EUROPE LTD. Consumer Affairs Department PO Box 3007 Maidenhead SL6 8ZE UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 0870 405 4405 Email: consumer.mail @Hitachi-eu.com HITACHI EUROPE GmbH Munich Office Dornacher Strasse 3 D-85622 Feldkirchen bei München GERMANY Tel: +49 -89-991 80-0 Fax: +49 - 89 - 991 80 -224 Hotline: +49 - 180 - 551 25 51 (12ct/min.)

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