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Instruction manual
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Инструкция по эксплуатации
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PIXELA CORPORATION
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  • Page 1 видеокамерой в следующие годы без возникновения каких-либо проблем, прежде всего прочтите полностью эту инструкцию по эксплуатации. DVDCAM PC Software Support Centre URL http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/ Support Center phone numbers for software provided: Телефон центра программного обслуживания для прилагаемого программного обеспечения: PIXELA CORPORATION +63-2-438-0090...
  • 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: 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 4: 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 5 • 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 6 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 ACCESS/PC blinking to show that data is being written to disc or card, indicator or being read from it.
  • Page 7: 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 8: Cleaning

    CLEANING Be sure to set the power switch to “OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder. ●Cleaning LCD screen and camera ●Do not use benzene or thinner to lens clean DVD video camera/recorder case Use dry, soft cloth to wipe dirt off. When cleaning the LCD screen, be careful not to use The coating of case could peel off or the case force, scratch it, or subject it to impact: Doing...
  • Page 9: Disc Cleaning

    • The section on “Disc Navigation” explains editing with Disc Navigation: Refer to this Get to know your DVD video camera/recorder by section when finalizing DVD-RW/DVD-R/ using this manual, and get to know Hitachi. We +RW disc and initializing DVD-RAM/DVD- appreciate your business. RW/+RW disc.
  • Page 10: 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 11: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Information .........2 Setting Date and Time........32 For Your Safety ..........2 CHANGING DISPLAY FORMAT OF DATE AND TIME ..........32 Precautions ............2 Initial Settings ..........33 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...3 SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF Cautions When Using ........4 (BEEP) ..............33 Cautions When Storing ........7 TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER...
  • Page 12 USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN (EIS)..............59 (SELECT) ............86 RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU MAGNIFICATION (DIGITAL ZOOM) ....59 SCREEN (DETAIL) ........... 87 Program ............88 REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING RECORDING (MIC.FILTER) ...........
  • Page 13 PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) DISC ............... 107 PLAYING BACK DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/ +RW DISC ............107 Recording (Dubbing) Images ......108 RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM OTHER VIDEO DEVICE......... 108 RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES..........110 Connecting to PC (DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/ BX37E) Software Provided..........111 Requirements of available PC......112 Installing Software..........113...
  • Page 14: Checking Provided Accessories

    Checking Provided Accessories Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package: Battery (model DZ-BP14S): Battery (model DZ-BP07PW): AC adapter/charger (model DZ-ACS3(SW)): For DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E only. For DZ-GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E only. Used to power the DVD video camera/ Portable power supply for this DVD video Portable power supply for this DVD video recorder from AC outlet, or charge battery.
  • Page 15: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts (Inside the cover) 1 Flash (for DZ-GX3300E only) (p. 55) 8 Lens hood (for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/ BX37E/BX35E only) (p. 51) 2 Light receiving sensor Always remove this lens hood when using (for DZ-GX3300E only) the optional tele-conversion or wide- This sensor controls the amount of light to be conversion lens.
  • Page 16 15 Viewfinder (p. 31) 22 BATTERY EJECT button (p. 27) Press this button when removing the battery. 16 Diopter control (p. 31) To adjust the focus of image appearing in the 23 Battery attachment platform (p. 27) viewfinder. (Pull out the viewfinder.) 24 Record button (REC) (p.
  • Page 17 31 32 33 34 FINALIZE FOCUS EXPOSURE VOL. DISPLAY 28 FINALIZE button (p. 101) 37 DISPLAY (Screen display) button(p. 46, 73) Press this button to finalize the recorded Press this button to display the details of DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW. image being played back or camera setting status, or switch the display off.
  • Page 18 PHOTO DISPLAY DIGITAL ZOOM MENU ZOOM SELECT DELETE DISC NAVIGATION 44 PHOTO button (p. 41) 52 ZOOM T button (p. 50) 45 REC button (p. 40) 53 DIGITAL ZOOM button (p. 50) 46 MENU button (p. 32, 48, 79) 54 ZOOM W button (p. 50) 47 SELECT button (p.
  • Page 19: 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 20: Attaching Lens Cap

    ATTACHING LENS CAP Attach the shorter end of lens cap string to the lens cap. Shorter end Attach the longer end of lens cap string to the attachment hole of DVD video camera/ recorder. Longer end Push the both sides of cap inward and attach it over the lens.
  • Page 21: Removing Battery From Remote Control

    • The DVD video camera/recorder uses the “VCR2” infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder is not remote control code of Hitachi VCRs. If you use a exposed to direct sunlight or any intense light. If the Hitachi VCR, etc. with remote control code set to infrared receiver is subject to light stronger than the “VCR2”, a VCR placed near the DVD video camera/...
  • Page 22: Discs And Cards

    Discs and Cards The following table lists the storage media (discs and cards) that can be used on this DVD video camera/recorder and the functions which are available with them: Media DVD-RW DVD-RW Function DVD-RAM DVD-R memory (VR mode) (VF mode) card ●...
  • Page 23: 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 finalized, in this DVD video camera/recorder: Doing so will make the disc unusable.
  • Page 24: On This Dvd Video Camera/Recorder

    EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER: • CD-RW • DVD-R (double-layered) • CD • DVD+R • CD-R • DVD-ROM • CD-ROM • DVD-Video • DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring Ver. 2.0 • Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm AVAILABLE CARDS COMMON CAUTIONS FOR DISC AND SD memory card can be used on this DVD video...
  • Page 25: 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 26: Setting Up The Battery

    Setting Up the Battery The DZ-BP14S battery provided with DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E or DZ-BP07PW battery provided with DZ-GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E has not been charged at purchase time: Charge it before using the DVD video camera/recorder. Note • Be sure to use the DZ-BP14S, DZ-BP07PW (unavailable for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E), DZ-BP14SW (optional) or DZ-BP7SW (optional, unavailable for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E) battery for the DVD video camera/recorder: Using other batteries could cause the DVD video camera/recorder to malfunction, or result in fire.
  • Page 27: Attaching Battery To Dvd Video Camera/Recorder

    ●Battery charged status You can find out the charged status of battery by checking the CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/ charger: Charge status CHARGE indicator During charge Charge complete Goes out Note See “Troubleshooting” on page 138 when the CHARGE indicator blinks. ●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx.
  • Page 28 ●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-BP14S (provided with DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E)/DZ-BP14SW (optional) DZ-BX37E/ Video mode DZ-GX3300E...
  • Page 29: Battery Remaining Level Indicator

    BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR When the battery is used to power the DVD video camera/recorder, the battery remaining level appears in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen as follows: Fully charged Nearly empty White portion shows remaining level (Blinks) EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY •...
  • Page 30: Turning Dvd Video Camera/Recorder On And Off

    Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On and While holding down the gray button at the right Note of power switch, set the switch according to • Once you turn the DVD video camera/recorder on to let it recognize the disc, you can immediately record each recording function: or play back by turning the DVD video camera/ Set to “OFF”:...
  • Page 31: Viewing Image On Lcd Monitor Screen

    VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH SCREEN VIEWFINDER If you open the LCD monitor, you can monitor subject image on the LCD screen. Pull out the viewfinder. Open the LCD monitor. Turn the diopter control knob to adjust the focus to suit your eyesight.
  • Page 32: Setting Date And Time

    Setting Date and Time Set the current date and time so that the date and time you make a recording can be recorded correctly. The following procedure can also be used to correct the date and time you have already set. buttons to select, and then press designate.
  • Page 33: See Page

    Initial Settings Press the MENU button, and then use to display the “Initial Setup” menu screen. See page 48 for detailed operation procedure. Press the MENU button again to exit setting. SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF (BEEP) Select “On” or “Off”, and Note I n i t i a l S e t u p then press the...
  • Page 34: 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. 146)). (Note, however, that the date/time will not be reset.) Choose “Reset” on the If you are sure that you I n i t i a l S e t u p Re s e t “Initial Setup”...
  • Page 35: Lcd/Evf Setup

    LCD/EVF Setup ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS) Press the MENU button, use the Press the MENU button to end the setting. buttons to choose “LCD/EVF Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu Note screen, and then choose “LCD Brightness”or The brightness setting will be stored in memory even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
  • Page 36: Adjusting Color Density (Colour Level)

    ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY (COLOUR LEVEL) You can adjust the color density of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder. Press the MENU Note LCD / EVF Se t u p button, use the • The colour setting will be stored in memory even after LCD/ EVF Ad j u s t EVF D i s p l a y A u t o...
  • Page 37: 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 Pickup lens block will open. Gently open the cover by hand fully until it stops.
  • Page 38 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 39: 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 40: Basic Techniques

    “Setting Up Camera Functions” on page 56. Turn the DVD camera/recorder on. • Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect. Set the power switch to “ ” to turn the DVD •...
  • Page 41: Recording Stills

    Recording Stills Press the PHOTO button all the way (full Note pressing). Recording of still images is possible on DVD-RAM disc and card. The screen will be black, and then the ACCESS/PC recorded still will be displayed. When the indicator “...
  • Page 42: 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. one second. Setting to the sleep/restart standby Note status: •...
  • Page 43: On-Screen Information

    On-Screen Information Various types of information will appear in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen during recording. DISPLAY INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING RECORDING See the next page for details. 2. Program AE 8. Microphone filter 3. White balance 4. EIS 9.
  • Page 44 1. Recording mode (p. 40, 41, 63) 8. Microphone filter (only in movie recording mode) (p. 59) : Movie No display : Microphone filter OFF : Still (Disc) : Microphone filter ON : External input still (field) (Disc) : External input still (frame) (Disc) 9.
  • Page 45 DVD video camera/ still images during still recording recorder 18. Remaining battery level (p. 29) * Includes DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder (full charge) model older than DZ-GX3300E/ GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E and not finalized. : +RW...
  • Page 46: 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 DISPLAY appear. • Minimum display mode: The recording mode (see 1 on page 43) and recording status (see 12 on page 43) will appear.
  • Page 47 ●Interpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen facing the same direction as the lens: Operating status/ Screen warning message display Description symbol • A write-protected disc is loaded. • A locked card is loaded. • An unusable card is loaded. •...
  • Page 48: 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 49 ●Flow of Full Menu ■ The shaded menu item can also be set using the Quick Menu. Refer to page indicated for details of each function. Camera Functions Setup Date Setup Not displayed when external input is being selected. D a t e Se t u p Da t e Se t Da t e Mod e : D / M / Y Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up...
  • Page 50: Zooming

    Zooming If you continue to hold the zoom lever on the Press the MENU button, choose “Dig. Zoom” “T” control side with Dig. Zoom specified, the on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu digital zoom will be activated midway (when screen, and then press the button.
  • Page 51: 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: 37 mm for DZ-GX3300E; 34 mm for DZ-GX3200E/BX37E/BX35E; 30.5 mm for DZ- GX3100E Thread pitch: 0.75 mm for DZ-GX3300E;...
  • Page 52: 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 53 Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 52): Objects not in Objects with Objects that the center of little variation are far and screen in brightness, near at the such as white same time wall Objects Objects lit by...
  • Page 54: 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. VOL. The exposure adjustment bar will appear on EXPOSURE the screen.
  • Page 55: Built-In Video Flash (For Dz-Gx3300E Only)

    Built-in Video Flash (for DZ-GX3300E only) When recording photos in a dark place, or if the subject is lit from rear, the DZ-GX3300E makes use of the built-in Video Flash for automatic brightening: The Video Flash can also be set to On where the light is always being emitted, or Off when you wish to record without using the flash even in a dark place.
  • Page 56: Setting Up Camera Functions

    Setting Up Camera Functions • See page 48 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 57: 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, and choose Note “Program AE” from the “Camera Functions •...
  • Page 58: Setting White Balance Manually

    Press the MENU button, choose “White Bal.” Note on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu • The white balance mode can be confirmed using the on-screen information. screen, and then press the button. • The white balance setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned Choose the desired option, and then press the off.
  • Page 59: Using The Electronic Image Stabilizer (Eis)

    USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER (EIS) When you use zoom (see page 50) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image. Press the MENU button, choose “EIS” on the Note “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and •...
  • Page 60: Setting Up Record Functions

    Setting Up Record Functions SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE) Choose the movie quality from “XTRA”, “FINE”, “STD”. It is recommended that you record critical subjects in the “XTRA” or “FINE” mode. Press the MENU button, use the Note buttons to choose “VIDEO •...
  • Page 61: 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 62 An image recorded with “16:9 On” specified will appear as follows: Display on LCD monitor screen Display in viewfinder Images recorded with “16:9 Off” specified will appear as follows: Display on LCD monitor screen Display in viewfinder Note • The 16:9 setting will be kept even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off. •...
  • Page 63: 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. 151 “SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS”). Press the MENU button, use the Press the MENU button to end the setting.
  • Page 64: 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 either a DVD-RAM disc or a card. The DVD video camera/recorder can record an external image with little movement by specifying “Frame”, but “Field”...
  • Page 65: 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 66: 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 67 Navigation screen will appear or some message will be displayed: - Write-protected disc - Finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc - DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder model older than DZ- GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E - Locked card • Do not leave the disc navigation screen displayed on...
  • Page 68: Playing Back From Disc Navigation Screen

    PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button. Use the buttons to select Playback will start from the selected scene. the desired scene. Note The selected scene will be framed: This is Pressing the button will move the cursor to the preceding or following scene.
  • Page 69: Playing Back Latest Recorded Scene

    • Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder (p. 40, Before You Begin 41). • Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 30). PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE Press the button. Playing Back Playback will stop, and recording pause status will be restored.
  • Page 70: Capturing Photo

    CAPTURING PHOTO You can record an image displayed during playback of video as a photo on a card. Press the MENU button at a scene you wish Note to capture during playback. • You can also press PHOTO button for the scene you wish to capture in step 1: The screen for verifying capture will appear.
  • Page 71: Skip Playback Of Movie

    SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE During playback, press the button to Portion being played back locate the start of desired scene. Press once: Press Press Press Press To skip to the first image of the scene twice once once twice following the one being played back, and start playback.
  • Page 72: Jumping To Specified Point (Go To)

    JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO) Press the MENU button Top: Go T o during playback. To go to the start, and enter playback pause. T o p En d S p e c i f y End: Choose the option To go to the end of last scene, and enter ENTER RETURN...
  • Page 73: Information Display During Playback

    INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK Various types of information on recording will be superimposed on playback image you are viewing. 9:27 30/ 9/2006 No display Playback information Recording date/time display ●Switching the information display (VIDEO) or (PHOTO) with disc; mode Only (PHOTO) with card.
  • Page 74: Selecting Multiple Scenes

    SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. multiple scenes. Use the buttons to select the desired scene. Press the SELECT button once: The selected scene will be framed in red and yellow.
  • Page 75: 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 Reference Contents function page Editing of scenes You can delete unnecessary scenes, 78 – 80 ● ● combine scenes, or divide one scene. Setting special You can attach fade and skip to a scene, 81 –...
  • Page 76: 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 49). Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
  • Page 77 ●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc Start → Current Scene Select (p. 86) (p. 86) Current → End Detail (p. 87) (p. 86) (p. 86) Program Select (p. 88) Disc Finalize Disc (p. 101) Play (p. 89) Unfinalize Disc* (p. 102) Format Disc* (p.
  • Page 78: 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-R disc. When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu (see page 69). Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 79: Dividing Movies (Edit - Divide)

    ●Editing using submenu Press the MENU button before pressing the button in step 5 (see page 78): The submenu will appear. Edit Delete .......To delete selected scenes Exit......To restore the Disc Navigation screen Start → Current..To select scenes from the start to the one that the cursor is on Select at the moment Current →...
  • Page 80: 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. 103). Stills cannot be combined. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 81: Directing Scenes Effectively (Effect - Fade)

    DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY (EFFECT – FADE) You can add fading to the beginning and/or end of scene. There are three types of special effects: Fade Out Fade Out Fade Out Fade In Fade In Fade In White: Wipe: B/W: Fades in from white screen Fades in from black screen Fades in from Black and Fades out to white screen...
  • Page 82: Playing Back By Skipping Scenes (Effect - Skip)

    PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES (EFFECT – SKIP) You can specify “Skip” for scenes you do not want to play back: The selected scenes will be skipped. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button to quit. Select the scene to be skipped. A skip icon “...
  • Page 83: 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 84: Copying Stills On Dvd-Ram Disc To Card (Copy)

    COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM DISC TO CARD (COPY) Set the power switch to “ ” or “ “. Note • No movie can be copied. • If you press the MENU button before pressing the Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear (p.
  • Page 85: Locking Scenes On Card (Lock)

    LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK) You can lock each photo recorded on card so that it will not be deleted or edited by mistake. ●To unlock the scene: Set the power switch to “ ”. Select the locked scene, and then use the same Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
  • Page 86: Selecting Scenes Using Menu Screen (Select)

    SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN (SELECT) You can use this “Select” function to select consecutive scenes at one time. This function is useful when there are numerous scenes. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Choose “Select” on the “Scene” menu screen. Choose “Start →...
  • Page 87: 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. Note • If multiple scenes have been selected, the total recording time of the selected scenes (total number in Select the scene whose information you wish case of stills) will appear.
  • Page 88: 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 Scene No. 3 Scene No. 4 Scene No. 5 Scene No. 6 SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT) Since the scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder are collected as “programs”...
  • Page 89: Playing Back Program (Play)

    PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY) You can play back only the selected program. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Select the program to be played back, and then press the button. Press the MENU button. Playback will start from the first scene of the Use the buttons to selected program.
  • Page 90 ●Characters available for entering Note • If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the title button once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding You can use the SELECT button to select down the button will delete all letters in the TITLE characters from the “capital letter”, “small column.
  • Page 91: 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 disc capacity by making a play list.
  • Page 92: Switching To Display Of Each Play List (Select)

    SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST (SELECT) Select the desired one of multiple play lists: The Disc Navigation screen of the selected play list will appear. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Use the “Select Playlist” screen to select the play list you wish to display, and then press Press the MENU button.
  • Page 93: Adding Scenes To Play List (Editing Play List)

    ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button to move the cursor to the lower row, and press the button to Press the MENU button. select the point where the scene is to be inserted.
  • Page 94: Deleting Scenes From Play List (Editing Play List)

    DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST) Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Press the button. Display the editing screen of the play list to Repeat steps 3 and 4 to delete other scenes. be edited. Press the button: The screen for verifying Perform steps 2 –...
  • Page 95: 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. Choose “Delete” on the “Edit” menu screen, and then press the button. Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited.
  • Page 96: Arranging Order Of Scenes (Move)

    ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) When using DVD-RAM, you can move scenes only by specifying “Category: All”. Press the DISC NAVIGATION button. Move the “ ” mark to S e l e c t I n s e r t P o i n t 0 0 6 / 0 1 9 the position where you Press the MENU button.
  • Page 97: 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. The screen for verifying exit will appear: Choose “YES”...
  • Page 98: 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. Use the buttons to choose “Top” or “End” on the “Go To” menu Press the MENU button.
  • Page 99: 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 100: 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 101: Finalizing Dvd-Rw/Dvd-R/+Rw Disc (Finalize Disc)

    FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW DISC (FINALIZE DISC) • Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder when finalizing a DVD-RW/DVD-R disc. Finalization cannot be Before You Begin executed using a battery. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off during finalization and the finalization is interrupted, incorrect finalization will result, and at worst, the disc may be damaged.
  • Page 102: Additionally Recording On Finalized Dvd-Rw (Vf-Mode)/+Rw (Unfinalize Disc)

    ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW (UNFINALIZE DISC) 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 buttons to choose “Unfinalize Disc”...
  • Page 103: 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 104: 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 105: 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 S-VIDEO To video/audio input jack* input jacks To AV input/output jack AV/S input/output cable White (provided)
  • Page 106: Viewing On Tv Screen

    • The infrared remote control is useful when operating the DVD video camera/recorder while viewing an Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to image on TV screen. However, if you use a Hitachi switch the TV input. VCR, the remote control may inadvertently operate the VCR if it is near the DVD video camera/recorder.
  • Page 107: 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 Note and play it back.
  • Page 108: Recording (Dubbing) Images

    Before You Begin adapter/charger. • If you use a Hitachi VCR, it will be operated by the remote control* provided with the DVD video camera/recorder. When recording an image from a Hitachi VCR, change the remote control code of the VCR to other than “VCR2”.
  • Page 109 Set the input source on Note L IN the DVD video camera/ • Reduce the volume of external input sound heard 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 3 0 MIN from the built-in speaker: The loud volume may cause recorder to “LINE (L noise to enter the recorded image.
  • Page 110: 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: Signal flow To S-VIDEO To video/audio...
  • Page 111: Connecting To Pc (Dz-Gx3300E/Gx3200E/Gx3100E/Bx37E)

    Connecting to PC (DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E) 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

    Before unpacking the provided software CD-ROM, read the License Agreement on page 155. Requirements of available PC [When using Windows] ® • OS: Windows 2000 Professional SP3 or higher, XP Home Edition/XP Professional ® ® * The provided software cannot be used on Windows 98 or Windows •...
  • Page 113: Installing Software

    Installing Software [When using Windows] Turn the PC on. Checking license agreement: If you have been using the PC, terminate all Carefully read the license agreement: If you running software programs. accept the contents, choose “I accept the terms of the license agreement”, and then Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD- click “Next”.
  • Page 114 Choosing video system: After installation is finished, the screen for The screen for setting the video system will prompting restart will appear: Click “Finish” appear, and then click “Next”. to restart the PC. After restart, remove the CD-ROM from the Installing the software is now complete.
  • Page 115 [When using Macintosh] Turn the Macintosh on, and insert the Choosing the installation destination and provided CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of type of installation: Macintosh. Follow the instructions on screen for operation: Installation will start. Double-click the DVDCAM3000 icon displayed on desktop.
  • 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 USB connection terminal To PC connection terminal PC connection cable (provided) 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 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 “ ” or “ ”, it will be recognized 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

    ●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 119: Before Terminating Pc Connection (Unplugging Pc Connection Cable)/Changing Over Power Switch

    BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION (UNPLUGGING PC CONNECTION CABLE)/CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH [When using Windows] Choose “USB mass storage device”. The drive Before unplugging the PC connection cable name (F:, etc.) will depend on the PC used. from PC, terminate the application and then click the “Hardware Removal”...
  • Page 120: Using Software

    Using Software See page 125 when using Macintosh. [When using Windows] USING IMAGEMIXER 3 ImageMixer 3 allows you to capture the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC, edit the video file, and create a DVD-Video or DVD-VR using the video file. The following shows the basic operation of ImageMixer 3.
  • Page 121 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 Use the ImageMixer 3 Video Editor screen to select a title/chapter you wish to play back, and then click “Preview”.
  • Page 122: Creating Dvd-Video Using Images Recorded On Disc

    The screen for choosing the device to be read will appear: Choose “Hitachi DVDCAM”. Click “Newly create DVD”. A list of devices that are built into or connected to PC will appear: Choose “Hitachi DVDCAM”, and then click “Import”. Click...
  • Page 123 Select the images from which you wish to Click “Authoring” and create a DVD-Video create a DVD-Video, and then click “Import”. menu. The image recorded on disc will appear. Clicking “Authoring” will display the editing Select the chapter to be imported into PC, and screen of DVD-Video menu.
  • Page 124 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 125: [When Using Macintosh] Using Pixe Vrf Browser Ex And Imagemixer Vcd/Dvd2

    Start Pixe VRF Browser EX and choose the drive. Clicking the “Drive” icon will display the drive select screen. Choose “HITACHI DVD- RAM DZ-GBX3”, and then click “OK”. The cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will automatically open.
  • Page 126 Select the video file to be imported and save Start ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, and set up the files to be registered. The scenes recorded on disc will appear. Start ImageMixer VCD/DVD2 and click the Select the scene to be imported into “DVD-Video”...
  • Page 127 Creating a DVD-Video menu: Writing to disc: Then edit the DVD-Video menu: You can set The screen for writing to disc will appear. up the menu style, change the thumbnail to Check “Create disc”, perform setting for be displayed, and add a menu BGM. write, e.g., choosing DVD write drive.
  • Page 128: Viewing Images Recorded On Disc Using Pc

    Viewing Images recorded on Disc using PC ●Playing back DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW You can use the DVD playback software on your PC/Macintosh to play back a DVD-RW (VF- mode)/DVD-R/+RW recorded and finalised on this DVD video camera/recorder. 1. Load the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW to be played back in the DVD video camera/ recorder.
  • Page 129: Uninstalling Software

    /Application/ImageMixer for DVDCAM /User/Library/Preferences/IMxVCDDVD2Preference_HT /User/Library/Preferences/ImageMixerVCDDVD2.plist /User/Library/Preferences/com.PIXELA.Pixe VRF Browser EX for DVDCAM.plist /Library/Receipts/ImageMixer for DVDCAM.pkg Note • “User” will depend on the login user name. • Administrator authority is required for uninstallation. ●PC Software Support Centre number PIXELA CORPORATION +63-2-438-0090 URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html...
  • Page 130: Cautions When Connecting Dvd Video Camera/ Recorder To Pc

    Doing so will make the disc unusable. The disc will become unusable. Data may be readable or writable from/to the DVD video camera/recorder using software other than that provided with the DVD video camera/recorder, but Hitachi does not guarantee the operation.
  • Page 131: Subsidiary Information

    Subsidiary Information Introduction to Optional Accessories CAMERA ACCESSORIES Video flash (DZ-FLH3)* Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)* Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)* Step-up ring (DZ-SR3437 for DZ-GX3200E/BX37E/BX35E, DZ-SR3037 for DZ-GX3100E) • When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory. Unavailable for DZ-GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E.
  • Page 132: Trouble Messages

    Trouble Messages A message may appear while you are operating the DVD video camera/recorder. If a message appears, refer to the following table and take appropriate corrective action. Messages are arranged in alphabetical order. Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page (1) Data error in a part It is possible that the system cannot normally complete writing of of image file.
  • Page 133 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page 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.
  • Page 134 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page 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, 25, 30 inside &...
  • Page 135 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Disc error has occurred. Disc error could have occurred during editing of scenes. Keep disc inside & Turn off the DVD video camera/recorder with the disc being used restart. in it, connect AC adapter/charger, and then power the DVD video camera/recorder again.
  • Page 136 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page DVD-R* Disc, Video With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc, the movie quality mode mode and 16:9 mode and 16:9 mode once used for recording cannot be changed. cannot be changed. * “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode). DVD-RAM disc.
  • Page 137 Reference Message Cause & Troubleshooting page Scenes over limit. The number of scenes entered in play list has reached the limit Cannot add scenes. that can be entered. 91, 95 Delete several scenes. Scenes over limit. The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be Cannot divide scene.
  • Page 138: Troubleshooting

    • If the repair message appears when you turn the DVD video camera/recorder on from off with a disc loaded after recording on it, choose repair. • If the repair message appears when recording and playback are normally possible with another disc –...
  • Page 139 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page The CHARGE indicator Is the ambient temperature too low or too high? on AC adapter/charger Charge the battery in environment where the temperature is 10 – is blinking. 30ºC. The battery has possibly discharged excessively. Continue 26, 27 charging: After a while, the battery will be charged to the specified voltage, and the CHARGE indicator will light.
  • Page 140 During recording Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Pressing the REC or • Is input image copy-guarded? PHOTO button will not • Is a finalized disc in the DVD video camera/recorder? start recording. • Is proper type of disc or card inserted? •...
  • Page 141 During playback Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page 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 142 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Photos on card cannot This DVD video camera/recorder can play back image data be played back. recorded on SD memory card in other digital cameras conforming to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard. The range of image data normally playable on this DVD video camera/recorder is that with pixels from 80 horizontal ×...
  • Page 143 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page Transfer of images Connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another USB terminal stops. of PC. If your PC is a desktop type, it is recommended that you use USB terminal on the back of PC. If you are using USB2.0 extended card, it is also recommended that you install the newest —...
  • Page 144 Miscellaneous Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page No DVD video camera/ Is a fully charged battery attached? recorder operation. Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered from AC outlet? 25, 26 Power does not come Execute system reset (press the RESET button). on, or no operation Has the DVD video camera/recorder been subjected to impact? occurs by pressing...
  • Page 145 Reference Symptom Cause and Correction page 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 146: 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.
  • Page 147: Major Specifications

    Setting Item Default method Initial Setup Beep p. 33 Power Save p. 33 Record LED p. 34 Language English p. 33 Demo Mode Auto p. 34 *1 “60x” will appear on DZ-GX3100E; “100x”, on DZ-BX37E/BX35E. *2 Not displayed on DZ-GX3300E when the optional video flash is attached to it. Not displayed on DZ-GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E.
  • Page 148 Lens DZ-GX3300E : F1.8 – 3.0 f = 6.1 – 61 mm Filter diameter: 37 mm Thread pitch: 0.75 mm DZ-GX3200E : F1.8 – 2.2 f = 4.5 – 45 mm Filter diameter: 34 mm Thread pitch: 0.5 mm DZ-GX3100E : F1.2 –...
  • Page 149 Maximum DVD-RAM disc DZ-GX3300E approx. 650 number of (per side) DZ-GX3200E/GX3100E/ approx. 999 recordable BX37E/BX35E stills External input (DZ- approx. 999 GX3300E/GX3200E/ GX3100E) If movies and stills are mixed on one disc, the recordable number will decrease. SD memory card DZ-GX3300E approx.
  • Page 150 Power consumption When recording with LCD monitor off (DVD-RAM disc used) DZ-GX3300E approx. 5.1W (in FINE mode) DZ-GX3200E approx. 4.4W (in FINE mode) DZ-GX3100E approx. 3.8W (in FINE mode) DZ-BX37E/ approx. 3.2W (in FINE mode) BX35E Dimensions DZ-GX3300E : approx. 48 × 91 × 132 mm (W ×...
  • Page 151: 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 External input Quality Application DZ-BX37E/ GX3300E/ GX3300E GX3200E GX3100E BX35E GX3200E/ GX3100E FINE Approx. 1,600 Approx. 1,024 Approx.
  • Page 152: Recordable Stills (Photos) On Card

    RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD For DZ-GX3300E Capacity Recording quality 32 MB 64 MB 128MB 256 MB 512 MB 1 GB FINE Approx. 18 Approx. 38 Approx. 75 Approx. 150 Approx. 300 Approx. 600 NORM Approx. 24 Approx. 50 Approx. 100 Approx.
  • Page 153: Index

    Index ............. 99 Protect Numerics ......... 100 Update Control Info..............61 16:9 .......... 37 DISC EJECT button ..........23 8 cm bare disc Display ........43 Information LCD ........87 Scenes information ..........31 Viewfinder ........... 25 AC adapter/charger ..............
  • Page 154 ..............52 ..........88 Select (program) ............59 ..........74 MIC.Filter Select (Scene) ...............96 ..........74 Move SELECT button ............64 Self Timer ..........19 Shoulder Strap .............82 Skip (Scene) ........50 Optical 10× zoom lens ............71 Skip playback ........50 Optical 15x zoom lens .............104 Slide Show ........50 Optical 25x zoom lens ..........56 Sports (Program AE)
  • Page 155: Be Sure To Read The Following Before Opening The Package Of Cd-Rom

    License Agreement ■ 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. • You can duplicate one copy of this program in a form readable on computer, but only for the purpose of backup, and under the condition that the display concerning the copyright remains in the original status.
  • Page 156 Hitachi Australia Ltd. Hitachi Home Electronics Asia (S) Pte. Ltd. Level3,82 438A Alexandra Road #01-01/02/03 Waterloo Road Alexandra Technopark Singapore 119967 North Ryde N.S.W 2113 Tel: 65-6536-2520 Tel: +61-2-9888-4100 Fax: 65-6536-2521 Fax: +61-2-9888-4188 www.hitachiconsumer.com.sg Hitachi Hong Kong Ltd. 18/F., Ever Gain Centre, 28 On Muk Street, Shatin, N.