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DZ-HS500A
Instruction manual
To obtain the best performance and ensure years of
trouble-free use, please read this entire instruction
manual.
Mode d'emploi
Des performances optimales et un fonctionnement
à long terme seront assurés en appliquant les
présentes instructions après avoir entièrement lu
ce mode d'emploi.
DZ-HS500A
Manual de instrucciones
Para obtener el mejor funcionamiento y asegurar
muchos años de utilización exenta de problemas,
lea todo este manual de instrucciones.

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  • Page 1 DZ-HS500A Instruction manual To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use, please read this entire instruction manual. Mode d’emploi Des performances optimales et un fonctionnement à long terme seront assurés en appliquant les présentes instructions après avoir entièrement lu ce mode d’emploi.
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information For Your Safety The power switch turns the DVD video camera/recorder on and off, leaving the date/time feature unaffected. If the camera/recorder is to be left unattended for a long period of time, turn it off. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3 Warning: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 4: Important 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 5: Cautions On Hdd

    • If you so, recording, playback or dubbing may not be possible. Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any liability or make compensation for loss of data, or direct or indirect damage when recording or playback is not performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 6 Liquid crystal display (LCD) and viewfinder: • The LCD screen and viewfinder are the products of highly precise technology. Among the total number of pixels (approx. 120,000 pixels for LCD monitor and equivalent to approx. 200,000 pixels for viewfinder), 0.01% or less pixels may be missing (black dots) or may remain lit as colored dots (red, blue, green).
  • 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

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

    (generally available) to completely delete the data on it. It is user’s responsibility to control the data on disc and memory card. • Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for leaking of personal data. Read This First To guide you, we have included following five chapters.
  • Page 12: About This Manual

    About This Manual ●Displays in this manual Understand that the displays are different from those you will actually see in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen. ●Notation of cancel button Press the STOP/EXIT button to stop your operation midway, or return the menu screen to the preceding one.
  • Page 13: Introduction

    Introduction ●Recording is possible on both HDD and DVD: In FINE mode, recording for up to 11 hours is possible on HDD; up to 30 minutes on DVD (p. 41, 155). ●Dubbing to an 8 cm DVD can be performed on this DVD video camera/recorder using only one button: Simple dubbing without a DVD recorder or PC (p.
  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Information... 2 For Your Safety... 2 Precautions... 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS... 4 Cautions on HDD... 5 Cautions When Using ... 5 Cautions When Storing... 9 Suggestions and Restrictions ... 9 CLEANING ... 10 HANDLING DISCS ... 10 DISC CLEANING...
  • Page 15 ADJUSTING COLOR (WHITE BALANCE)... 58 USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER (EIS)... 60 RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE MAGNIFICATION (DIGITAL ZOOM) ... 60 REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING RECORDING (MIC.FILTER) ... 60 Setting Up Record Functions ...61 SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE) ... 61 SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9 MODE)...
  • Page 16 ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DVD)... 109 Others ... 110 DISPLAYING DUBBED/UNDUBBED SCENES IN LIST (CATEGORY)... 110 DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) ... 110 PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY)... 111 PLAYING BACK WIDE-MODE IMAGES ON 4:3 DISPLAY TV (TV TYPE)...
  • Page 17: Checking Provided Accessories

    Checking Provided Accessories Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package: Battery (model DZ-BP07PW): Portable power supply for this DVD video camera/recorder. Charge it before use. Power cable: Connect between household AC outlet and AC adapter/charger. Lens cap and lens cap string: Attach the lens cap when not recording, to protect the lens.
  • Page 18: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts (Inside the cover) 1 Hand strap attachment bracket (p. 22) 2 Stereo microphone Take care that the microphone is not blocked by a hand, etc., during recording. 3 Recording indicator (p. 35, 41, 65) The red indicator will light during recording. 4 Optical 30×...
  • Page 19 9 Viewfinder (p. 32) 10 Diopter control (p. 32) To adjust the focus of image appearing in the viewfinder. (Pull out the viewfinder.) 11 SLEEP/RESTART button (p. 43) To switch the sleep/restart status between ON and OFF. 12 ACCESS/PC indicator (p. 8, 41) Will blink or light when the HDD/DVD is accessed (write or read), or the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to a PC.
  • Page 20 22 FULL AUTO button (p. 56) To switch the DVD video camera /recorder to full automatic. 23 FOCUS button (p. 53) To switch between manual focus and auto- focus. 24 MENU button (p. 33, 49, 86) Press this button to display the menu for setting camera functions and Disc Navigation.
  • 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. ten minutes after the DVD video camera/recorder, connected to the AC adapter/charger, is turned on and left unoperated.
  • 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 hand strap of DVD video camera/recorder. Push the both sides of cap inward and attach it over the lens.
  • Page 23: Hdd/Dvd/Cards

    HDD/DVD/Cards The following table lists the storage media (discs and cards) that can be used on this DVD video camera/recorder and the functions which are available with them: Function To record video (p. 41) To record photo (p. 42) To dub on DVD (p. 80) To delete image just recorded (p.
  • Page 24: Hdd, Discs

    • It is recommended that you use Hitachi Maxell HG type single-sided discs, since their compatibility with this DVD video camera/recorder has been confirmed.
  • Page 25: 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 cards can be used on this DVD video camera/recorder (incompatible with 2 GB).
  • Page 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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 145 when the CHARGE indicator blinks. ●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx. 77ºF (25ºC)) DZ-BP07PW (provided)/DZ-BP7SW (optional): Approx.
  • Page 29 ●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 30: 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 31: Turning Dvd Video Camera/Recorder On And Off

    Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On and While holding down the gray button at the right of power switch, set the switch according to each recording function: Set to “OFF”: The DVD video camera/ recorder will turn off Set to “SD”: To record photos on an SD memory card and play them back...
  • Page 32: Viewing Images

    Viewing Images 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 33: 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 f/e/ d/c buttons to choose “Date Set”...
  • Page 34: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings Press the MENU button, and then use f/e/d/c/A buttons to display the “Initial Setup” menu screen. See page 49 for detailed operation procedure. Press the MENU button again to exit setting. SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF (BEEP) Select “On”...
  • Page 35: 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. 152)). (Note, however, that the date/time will not be reset.) Choose “Reset” on the “Initial Setup” menu screen, and then press the A button.
  • Page 36: Lcd/Evf Setup

    LCD/EVF Setup ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS) Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ d/c/A buttons to choose “LCD/EVF Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu screen, and then choose “LCD Brightness”or “EVF Brightness”. The brightness adjustment bar will appear on the screen.
  • Page 37: Adjusting Color Density (Color Level)

    ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY (COLOR LEVEL) You can adjust the color density of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder. Press the MENU button, use the f/ e/d/c/A buttons to choose ENTER “LCD/EVF Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu screen, and then choose “Color Level”.
  • Page 38: Inserting And Removing Disc

    Inserting and Removing Disc Set the power switch to “DVD” or “OFF” . When the power switch is set to “HDD” or “SD”, the cover of disc insertion block will not open. When “Please insert DVD.” appears during dubbing, however, the cover of disc insertion block will open even when the power switch is set to “HDD”...
  • Page 39 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 40: 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 center of card edge. The card will come out so that it can be held by fingers.
  • Page 41: Basic Techniques

    (see page 8). • The minimum recordable time of movie is approximately 3 seconds. • Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect. • Each time the DVD video camera/recorder enters the recording pause status, the counter display will be reset to “00:00:00”.
  • Page 42: Recording Stills

    Recording Stills Note Recording of still images is possible on card. PHOTO/SELECT CARD ACCESS indicator Remove the lens cap, and then point the DVD video camera/recorder at subject. Turn the DVD camera/recorder on. Set the power switch to “SD”. After the CARD ACCESS indicator goes out, perform the subsequent operation: Check the subject on the screen (viewfinder or LCD).
  • Page 43: 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 44: 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. e 2. Program AE 3. White balance n 4. EIS 5. Backlight compensation 6.
  • Page 45 1. Recording mode (p. 41, 42, 65) : Movie (HDD/DVD) : Still (Card) : External input still (field) (Card) : External input still (frame) (Card) 2. Program AE (only in movie recording mode) (p. 57) No display : Auto : Sports : Portrait : Spotlight : Sand &...
  • Page 46 : DVD-R already finalized on this DVD video camera/recorder : DVD-R finalized on a device other than this DVD video camera/ recorder (including a DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder marketed before DZ-HS500A, but not finalized) : +RW : Finalized +RW...
  • Page 47: 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 44) and recording status (see 10 on page 44) will appear.
  • Page 48 ●Interpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen facing the same direction as the lens Screen display symbol • Status in which recording is not possible on HDD. • An attempt to record a photo on HDD was made. •...
  • Page 49: 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 50 ●Flow of Full Menu ■ The shaded menu item can also be set using the Quick Menu. Refer to page indicated for details of each function. Camera Functions Setup Not displayed when external input is being selected. Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up P r o g r am AE A u t o Wh i t e Ba l .
  • Page 51: 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 30-power is exceeded). You can zoom up to 1500-power. W: recording wide area (wide-angle) T: recording enlarged image (telephoto)
  • Page 52: 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 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 (see page 137).
  • Page 53: 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 54 Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 53): Objects not in the center of screen Objects moving rapidly Object behind glass with water droplets, dirt on it Objects with little variation in brightness, such as white wall Objects lit by neon sign,...
  • Page 55: 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 56: 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 57: Setting Up Camera Functions

    Setting Up Camera Functions • See page 49 for how to set. Before You Begin • No menu screen appears with external input. SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH THE SUBJECT (SWITCHING PROGRAM AE MODE) This DVD video camera/recorder automatically detects the status of subject and surrounding situation and records the optimum image: If you choose the shooting mode to match the recording conditions, clearer images will be recorded.
  • Page 58: Recording Dark Subjects Using Lcd Monitor Light

    RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD MONITOR LIGHT When Program AE is set to Low Light, you can use the light from LCD monitor to record a subject. Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ d/c buttons to choose “Program AE” on the “Camera Functions Setup”...
  • Page 59: Setting White Balance Manually

    Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ d/c buttons to choose “White Bal.” on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and then press the A button. Choose the desired option, and then press the A button. Press the MENU button to end the setting. ●Setting white balance manually Point the DVD video camera/...
  • Page 60: Using The Electronic Image Stabilizer (Eis)

    USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER (EIS) When you use zoom (see page 51) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image. Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ d/c buttons to choose “EIS” on the “Camera Functions Setup”...
  • Page 61: 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 f/e/ d/c/A buttons to choose “VIDEO Mode”...
  • Page 62: 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 63 An image recorded with “16:9 On” specified will appear as follows: Display on LCD monitor screen Images recorded with “16:9 Off” specified will appear as follows: Display on LCD monitor screen Note • The 16:9 setting will be kept even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off. •...
  • Page 64: Switching Quality Of Still Image (Quality)

    SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY) You can switch the still recording quality. It is recommended that you use “FINE” when recording vital images (p. 156 “Size And Quality Of Photos”). Press the MENU button, use the f/e/ d/c/A buttons to choose “Quality” on the “Record Functions Setup”...
  • Page 65: Switching External Input Recording Method (Photo Input)

    SWITCHING EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING METHOD (PHOTO INPUT) When “Input Source: LINE” is specified, you can record stills of externally input images on a card. The DVD video camera/recorder can record an external image with little movement by specifying “Frame”, but “Field” is recommended for recording image with movement. Recording format Does not suit recording of frequently moving video...
  • Page 66: 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 67: 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 “program”, so that you will be able to make most use of Disc Navigation function.
  • Page 68 REC button again. Photo (still) ... “One scene” refers to a single photo recording by pressing the PHOTO/SELECT button. *2 Icon displayed on a photo recorded on a DVD-RAM using a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder that can record photos on a DVD-RAM.
  • Page 69: Playing Back From Disc Navigation Screen

    PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the f/e/d/c buttons to select the desired scene. The selected scene will be framed: This is called a “cursor”. Press the A button. Playback will start from the selected scene. ADJUSTING VOLUME DURING PLAYBACK If the LCD monitor is open during playback of movie, playback sound will be heard from the speaker.
  • Page 70: Playing Back Latest Recorded Scene

    • Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder to play Before You Begin back scenes on it. (p. 41, 42). • Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 31). PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE Playing Back Press the A button in the recording pause status.
  • Page 71: 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 A button. The screen for verifying capture will appear.
  • Page 72: Skip Playback Of Movie

    SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE During playback, press the f or e button to locate the start of desired scene. Press e once: To skip to the first image of the scene following the one being played back, and start playback. Press f once: To return to the first image of the scene being played back, and start playback.
  • Page 73: 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 A button. ●Specifying the point to view Choose “Specify” in step 2 above, and then press the A button.
  • Page 74: 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 HDD/DVD: Recording mode Scene No.
  • Page 75: Selecting Multiple Scenes

    SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the f/e/d/c buttons to select the desired scene. Press the PHOTO/SELECT button once: The selected scene will be framed in red and yellow. SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES TOGETHER Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the f/e/d/ A l l P r ogr ams c buttons to point the...
  • Page 76: 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 ●...
  • Page 77: Understanding Flow Of Disc Navigation Menu

    UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION MENU Press the MENU button on the Disc Navigation screen: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and menu screens for HDD/DVD/Card will appear. Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 49). Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
  • Page 78 ●When using DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) Scene Edit (p. 85) Effect (p. 88) Copy* (p. 91) Select (p. 93) Detail (p. 94) DVD-RAM only Play list Select (p. 99) Play (p. 99) Create (p. 98) Edit (p. 100 – 103) Title (p. 104) Delete (p.
  • Page 79 ●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW Scene Select (p. 93) Detail (p. 94) Program Select (p. 95) Play (p. 96) Go To (p. 105) (p. 105) Others Repeat Play TV type ●When using card Scene Delete (p. 85) Lock (p. 92) Select (p.
  • Page 80: Dubbing On Dvd

    Dubbing on DVD This DVD video camera/recorder allows you to choose the desired method when dubbing images recorded on HDD to a DVD: “New”: To dub scenes recorded on HDD to a DVD, without dubbed marks appearing, beginning with the first scene without dubbed mark. “Date”: To dub scenes recorded on HDD on the same date to a DVD, beginning with the first scene.
  • Page 81: First-Time ("New") Dubbing

    (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, the scene before the division will be dubbed. • Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for compensation or loss of data, or direct or indirect damage when dubbing is not performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 82: Dubbing Scenes Recoded On Same Day Collectively ("Date" Dubbing)

    Replace the DVD. If one disc cannot contain all scenes, the screen for verifying DVD replacement will appear. To continue dubbing, press the DISC EJECT button, and then replace the DVD: Dubbing will restart from the scene following. To stop dubbing, press the C (STOP/EXIT) button.
  • Page 83: Dubbing All Scenes Recorded On Hdd (Dubbing "All")

    DUBBING ALL SCENES RECORDED ON HDD (DUBBING “ALL”) You can dub all scenes recorded on the HDD to a DVD from the beginning in sequence. If the scenes cannot be included on one DVD, count the capacity size of scenes, and dub the scenes that can be stored on the DVD.
  • Page 84: Selecting Scenes Recorded On Hdd And Dubbing Them (Scene "Select" Dubbing)

    SELECTING SCENES RECORDED ON HDD AND DUBBING THEM (SCENE “SELECT” DUBBING) You can select desired scenes recorded on HDD and dub only those scenes on DVDs. Press the DUBBING button. The Dubbing Menu will appear. You can also display the Dubbing Menu from the Disc Navigation screen: Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, press the MENU button, choose “Scene”, “Dubbing”,...
  • Page 85: Scene

    Scene DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) You may want to delete unwanted scenes. Scenes on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R cannot be deleted, and menu item “Delete” will not appear with DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R. When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu, but the scenes recorded last on it can be deleted (see page 70).
  • Page 86: Dividing Movies (Edit - Divide)

    ●Editing using submenu Press the MENU button before pressing the A button in step 5 (see page 85): The submenu will appear. Edit Delete ...To delete selected scenes Exit...To restore the Disc Navigation screen Start → Current...To select scenes from the start to the one that the cursor is on Select Current →...
  • Page 87: Combining Multiple Scenes (Edit - Combine)

    COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES (EDIT – COMBINE) If you have recorded numerous short scenes, combining them will be facilitated by the use of Disc Navigation. Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes: When using the HDD or a DVD-RAM, combining scenes is possible only when “Category: All” is specified (p. 110). Stills cannot be combined. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 88: 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. Place the cursor on the scene to which fade is to be added.
  • Page 89: 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. Place the cursor on the scene to which skip is to be set.
  • Page 90: 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 91: Copying Stills On Dvd-Ram To Card (Copy)

    COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM TO CARD (COPY) • Set the DVD-RAM (recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder that can record photos on a DVD-RAM) that includes the photos you Before You Begin wish to copy, and a card with recordable space, in this DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 92: 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 “SD”. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Place the cursor on the scene to be locked. You can also select multiple scenes (p.
  • Page 93: 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 94: Displaying Information Using Menu Screen (Detail)

    *2 This will appear with a DVD-RAM, including photos recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/ recorder that has this capability. *3 Not displayed with a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R (finalized) /+RW that was recorded on another device.
  • Page 95: Program

    Program WHAT IS “PROGRAM”? Program refers to an assembly of scenes recorded on the same date regardless of whether they are movie or still. Scene No. 1 Scene No. 2 9:00AM Movie Movie 10:20AM SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT) Since the scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder are collected as “programs”...
  • Page 96: Playing Back Program (Play)

    PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY) You can play back only the selected program. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Play” on the “Program” menu screen, and then press the A button. CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAM (TITLE) The recording date/time has initially been attached to any program.
  • Page 97 Note • If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the C button once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding down the C button will delete all letters in the TITLE column. • Pressing the PHOTO/SELECT button on the title setting screen (in step 5) will change the cursor position from the title input bar to character select palette, input mode number, and then to “Cancel”.
  • Page 98: Play List

    Play List WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”? You can create a play list on this DVD video camera/recorder by gathering your favorites from the recorded scenes. Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the HDD/DVD capacity by making a play list.
  • Page 99: Switching To Display Of Each Play List (Select)

    SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST (SELECT) Select the desired one of multiple play lists: The Disc Navigation screen of the selected play list will appear. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Select”...
  • Page 100: 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 f/e/d/ c/A buttons to choose “Edit” on the “PlayList” menu screen, ENTER and then press the A button. Use the “Edit Playlist” Ed i t P l a y L i s t screen to select the play list to which you wish...
  • Page 101: Deleting Scenes From Play List (Editing Play List)

    DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and then press the MENU button. Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited. Perform steps 3 – 4 on page 100. Move the cursor to the play list in lower row, and place the cursor on scene to be deleted.
  • Page 102: Deleting Scenes Using Submenu For Editing (Editing Play List)

    DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) You can delete scenes from play list on the editing screen. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and then press the MENU button. Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited.
  • Page 103: Arranging Order Of Scenes (Move)

    ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Select” on the “PlayList” menu screen, and then press the A button. Select the play list to be edited, and then press the A button.
  • Page 104: 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 f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Title”...
  • Page 105: Go To

    Go To From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the first scene or last scene, and playback will start from that point. MOVING TO BEGINNING (END) OF HDD/DVD/CARD Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. HDD/DVD/Card Management INITIALIZING HDD/DVD/CARD Initializing the HDD, a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW or card will allow you to delete any recorded contents.
  • Page 106: Protection

    PROTECTION You can protect the HDD and a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) in order to prevent recorded images from being erased or edited by mistake. Further recording will not be possible on protected disc until the protection is released. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 107: Updating Control Information Of Hdd/Dvd-Ram/Dvd-Rw (Vr-Mode) (Update Control Info.)

    UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR- MODE) (UPDATE CONTROL INFO.) Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder handles information on scenes, such as thumbnail, skip, fade, in a particular manner. If you use another device to edit a disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, and then use the data again with Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder, the Disc Navigation may not appear normally.
  • Page 108: Finalizing Dvd-Rw/Dvd-R/+Rw (Finalize Dvd)

    FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW (FINALIZE DVD) • Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder when finalizing a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW. Finalization cannot be Before You Begin executed using a battery. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off during finalization and the finalization is interrupted, incorrect finalization will result, and at worst, the disc may be damaged.
  • Page 109: Additionally Recording On Finalized Dvd-Rw (Vf-Mode)/+Rw (Unfinalize Dvd)

    ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DVD) You can unfinalize the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW finalized on this DVD video camera/recorder so that additional recording can be done on it. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to choose “Unfinalize DVD”...
  • Page 110: Others

    DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) If you insert a DVD-RAM that includes photos recorded on a DVD video camera/recorder other than DZ-HS500A, the scenes on the disc will be displayed in the order of recording, regardless of whether they are movies or stills.
  • Page 111: Playing Back Scenes Repeatedly (Repeat Play)

    PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the MENU button. Use the f/e/d/ c/A buttons to choose “Repeat Play” on the “Others” menu ENTER screen, and then press the A button. Choose “On”, and then press the A button: Playback will start.
  • Page 112: Viewing On Tv Screen

    Viewing on TV Screen Connecting to a TV CONNECTING TO A TV Use the provided AV/S input/output cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a TV as follows: To AV input/output jack AV/S input/output cable (provided) * If your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack, you can connect the S-VIDEO plug to it. Note •...
  • Page 113: Viewing On Tv Screen

    VIEWING ON TV SCREEN Turn the TV on and set the input selector to “VCR” whichever applicable Video input. Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to switch the TV input. Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on. The image that the DVD video camera/ recorder is seeing will appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 114: Playback On Dvd Recorder/Player

    Playback on DVD Recorder/Player PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE) You can use a DVD recorder or DVD player that conforms to DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) to play back 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder. Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player and play it back.
  • Page 115: Recording (Dubbing) Images

    Recording (Dubbing) Images • Before connecting this DVD video camera/recorder to another device, be sure to turn both devices off. • Insert a recordable disc* (see pages 24 and 25). Before You Begin No photo can be recorded. Only photos can be recorded: No video can be recorded. •...
  • Page 116 • If a video signal that cannot be read by this DVD video camera/recorder is present – even in images recorded on camcorder for personal enjoyment without copy-guard signal – the input image may not be recorded normally.
  • Page 117: Recording (Dubbing) Images On Other Video Devices

    RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES You can record (dub) images played back on this DVD video camera/recorder, on other video devices. Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another video device as shown in the following figure: To AV input/output jack AV/S input/output cable (provided)
  • Page 118: Connecting To Pc

    Connecting to PC 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 119: 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. ® ® • CPU:...
  • Page 120: Installing Software

    Installing Software [When using Windows] Turn the PC on. If you have been using the PC, terminate all running software programs. Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD- ROM drive of PC. The installer will automatically start, and the “Choose setting language” screen will automatically appear.
  • Page 121 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 122: 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 DVDHS7S 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 123: 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 124: When Using Windows

    When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the DVD video camera/recorder will be recognized as a drive. The drive will appear on screen as follows: [When using Windows] If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC with its power switch set to “HDD” or “DVD”, it will be recognized as an optical disc drive, and a disc set in the DVD video camera/ recorder can be accessed.
  • Page 125: Using Disc In Dvd Drive Built Into Pc

    ●When removing disc [When using Windows] Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to choose the drive icon of DVD video camera/recorder. → Right-click the mouse. → Choose “Eject”. → The cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will open. Insert another disc and close the cover: The disc will be recognized.
  • Page 126: Before Terminating Pc Connection (Unplugging Pc Connection Cable)/Changing Over Power Switch

    BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION (UNPLUGGING PC CONNECTION CABLE)/CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH [When using Windows] Before unplugging the PC connection cable from PC, terminate the application and then click the “Hardware Removal” icon on task tray at the bottom right of Windows screen. Click [When using Macintosh] When removing the DVD video camera/recorder from PC, choose the drive icon of DVD video...
  • Page 127: 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 HDD (DVD when DVD is being chosen) will appear. Double-click the thumbnail of scene you wish to play back: Playback of the scene will start on another screen.
  • Page 128: Creating Dvd-Video Using Images Recorded On Hdd/Disc

    CREATING DVD-VIDEO USING IMAGES RECORDED ON HDD/DISC You can use the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder to create a disc that can be viewed on DVD recorders/players. * A DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalized on this DVD video camera/recorder (see page 108).
  • Page 129 On the “Importing Device” screen, choose “Hitachi DVDCAM (HDD)” when the power switch is set to “HDD”; and “Hitachi DVDCAM” when the power switch is set to “DVD”. If you wish to change the import device, and continue import, unplug the PC connection cable from the PC, and then change over the power switch (see page 123).
  • Page 130 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 131: Using Imagemixer 3 Mac Edition For Dvdcam

    USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on HDD (DVD when DVD is being chosen) will appear. Select the scene you wish to play back and click “Playback”.
  • Page 132: Importing Images Recorded On Hdd/Disc Into Macintosh

    DVD video camera/recorder, and connect it to the USB port of Macintosh. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on HDD (DVD when DVD is being chosen) will appear.
  • Page 133: Creating Dvd-Video Using Images Recorded On Hdd/Disc

    DVD video camera/recorder (see page 108) before importing the images on it. Start ImageMixer 3 for DVDCAM. Choose Hitachi DVDCAM. Click “Hitachi DVDCAM” displayed on the left of screen: The images recorded on HDD or disc will appear. Select the scene you wish to import and click “Import”.
  • Page 134 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 135: Uninstalling Software

    ●Inquiries on software provided with this DVD video camera/recorder should be directed to: PIXELA PC Software Support Center +1-800-458-4029 (Toll-free) +1-213-341-0163 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 136: 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 recognized: Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder from PC once, and restart the PC.
  • Page 137: Subsidiary Information

    Subsidiary Information Introduction to Optional Accessories CAMERA ACCESSORIES Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)* (p. 52) Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)* (p. 52) Step-up ring (DZ-SR3437) (p. 52) • When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory. * You will need the optional step-up ring when attaching these lenses. POWER SUPPLY Battery (DZ-BP7SW) Battery (DZ-BP14SW)
  • Page 138: 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 139 Message Cannot combine scene Scenes in different programs (different recording dates) cannot of multiple programs. be combined. Create a Playlist first, and then combine such Create PlayList first, scenes on the playlist. and then combine scenes. Cannot combine. Select only movies and combine them. Deselect PHOTO scenes.
  • Page 140 Message Card error has • The card terminals may be dirty: Wipe off dirt, and try the card occurred. again, or use another card. • Data other than still image may be included: Use another card. Card error has Was the card formatted on PC? Was formatting interrupted occurred.
  • Page 141 Message DVD error has occurred. Disc error could have occurred during editing of scenes. Keep DVD inside & Turn off the DVD video camera/recorder with the disc being used restart. in it, connect AC adapter/charger, and then power the DVD video camera/recorder again.
  • Page 142 Message DVD-RAM, Finalize is This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a not required. DVD-RAM loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder. No finalization is necessary for a DVD-RAM. END OF CARD No more recording on this card can be done: Delete unnecessary stills or use another card.
  • Page 143 Message NO DVD This message may appear when the DVD video camera/recorder or disc is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Condensation has occurred on the camera/recorder lens or HDD/ DVD drive. Do not remove the disc; leave the DVD video camera/ recorder turned off in a place as dry as possible for 1 –...
  • Page 144 Message This DVD 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. DVD. This DVD is finalized. This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a Finalize is not required.
  • Page 145: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check to see the following before asking for a repair. If the suggested solution still cannot restore the DVD video camera/recorder to normal, do not attempt to repair it yourself, but consult your dealer. Power supplies Symptom Battery cannot be Is the ambient temperature too low or too high? charged.
  • Page 146 Symptom Power cannot be turned Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger once, and then press the off. RESET button of DVD video camera/recorder: Reattach a power supply to DVD video camera/recorder before turning it on again. Even if the DVD video The DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn on to camera/recorder is off, recognize a disc: Closing the cover will automatically turn the...
  • Page 147 Symptom Focus is not correct. Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject? Focus manually. Does manual focus icon appear? The DVD video camera/recorder is set to manual focus. Focus the subject manually, or release manual focus. Is the diopter control correctly adjusted if you are using the viewfinder as a monitor? Adjust the diopter control.
  • Page 148 Symptom Poor playback picture. Was the image input from analog VCR (VHS, 8 mm) and recorded? The problem may be improved if a VCR equipped with TBC circuit is used for playback. Playback picture is Was recording of external input made with “Frame” specified? greatly distorted.
  • Page 149 Symptom Error occurs in playback If error occurs with USB connection, the transfer rate is not of DVD video camera/ sufficient. It is recommended that you use a USB terminal recorder on PC. conforming to USB2.0 when connecting the DVD video camera/ recorder.
  • Page 150 Symptom “Hardware Removal” Exit Windows results in error. recorder. If your PC uses Windows problem may be solved if you install Windows No USB HS (high Make sure that you have already installed the driver provided with speed) connection even the USB2.0 card.
  • Page 151 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 HDD/disc drive: This or slight sound is heard does not indicate a fault.
  • Page 152: 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 153: Major Specifications

    Initial Setup Beep Power Save Record LED Language Demo Mode • Some items will not appear depending on the disc or card inserted. Major Specifications Lens Focus Zoom Required minimum illumination Viewfinder LCD monitor Electronic image stabilizer Shutter speed Self-timer recording Capacity of built-in HDD Recording mode Maximum...
  • Page 154 Recording DVD-RAM/DVD-RW format (VR-mode) DVD-RW (VF-mode)/ DVD-R Card Audio playback format Recordable discs Recordable card Jacks Battery system Power consumption Dimensions (W × H × D) Operating temperature (humidity) Storage temperature Allowable operating altitude (when using HDD) Weight Total weight when recording Provided accessories Movie: Conforming to DVD video recording (DVD-VR) format...
  • Page 155: Storage Capacity Of Hdd/Dvd/Card

    STORAGE CAPACITY OF HDD/DVD/CARD Recordable Time On HDD Recording quality XTRA Approx. 7 hours FINE Approx. 11 hours Approx. 23 hours Recordable Time On Disc Movie recordable time on one disc (on single side) (when recording only movies) Recording quality XTRA Approx.
  • Page 156: Recordable Stills (Photos) On Card

    RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD Recording quality 32 MB 64 MB FINE Approx. 180 Approx. 380 NORM Approx. 240 Approx. 500 Approx. 370 Approx. 750 With external input Recording quality 32 MB 64 MB FINE Approx. 180 Approx. 380 NORM Approx.
  • Page 157: To Order In The United States

    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. Responsible Party: HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. UBIQUITOUS PLATFORM SYSTEMS 900 Hitachi Way Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556 U.S.A...
  • Page 158: Index

    Index Numerics ...62 16:9 ...24 8 cm bare disc ...26 AC adapter/charger ...41 ACCESS/PC indicator ...101 Add (edit) ...95 All programs ...57 Auto (program AE) ...53 Autofocus ...112 AV input/output jack ...55 Backlight correction Battery Attaching to DVD video camera/recorder ...27 Charging Recordable time on DVD video camera/...
  • Page 159 ... 22 Lens cap string attachment hole ... 154 Linear PCM ... 92 Lock ... 41 LOCK switch ... 58 Low Light (Program AE) ... 53 Manual Focus ... 49 MENU button ... 60 MIC.Filter ... 103 Move ... 51 Optical 30x zoom lens ...
  • Page 160: Be Sure To Read The Following Before Opening The Package Of Cd-Rom

    This License Agreement certifies that you were granted license in the past. ■ Grant of License • Hitachi, Ltd. nonexclusively grants you the right to install this program in one computer and use it, but this right cannot be transferred to a third party.
  • Page 161: Important Notice

    DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFIT OF PRODUCT RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECT IN OR MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF THIS HITACHI PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  • Page 162: Limited Warranty

    1. Owner must provide verification of the date of purchase when requesting Limited Warranty Service. (Dated Sales Receipt Required) 2. All repairs must be performed by a Hitachi Authorized Service Facility. 3. This warranty is valid only in the U.S.A.
  • Page 163 OR MAIL IN TO ADDRESS ON THIS CARD. HITACHI “In order to allow Hitachi to better serve customer needs, please complete this card and return it to Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems. Completion of this card is not required in order to validate your Hitachi limited warranty, but would assist us in developing better services and programs for our customers.”...
  • Page 166 1-2495 Meadowpine Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6C3 CANADA IMPORTANT NOTICE: This warranty will not apply to product purchased outside of Canada OR sold by any organization other than HITACHI CANADA LTD AVIS IMPORTANT: Notre garantie ne couvre pas les produits achetés à l’extérieur du...
  • Page 167 (Please print or type) «Afin de permettre à Hitachi de mieux répondre aux besoins de la clientèle, veuillez remplir cette carte et la retourner à Hitachi Canada Ltd. Il n’est pas nécessaire de remplir cette carte pour valider vorte garantie limitée Hitachi;...
  • Page 169 URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. UBIQUITOUS PLATFORM SYSTEMS 900 Hitachi Way Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556 Service Hotline: 1-800-HITACHI (1-800-448-2244) QR71043 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 2007 HITACHI CANADA LTD. DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION 1-2495 Meadowpine Blvd. Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6C3 CANADA Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI (1-800-448-2244) http://www.hitachi.ca...