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Manual (PDF format, 3.52 MBytes)
English
DVD-RAM
DVD-R
DZ-GX3300E(SW)
DZ-GX3200E(SW)
DZ-GX3100E(SW)
DZ-BX37E(SW)
DZ-BX35E(SW)
DZ-GX3300E(SWC)
DZ-GX3200E(SWC)
DZ-GX3100E(SWC)
DZ-BX37E(SWC)
DZ-GX3300E(SWH)
DZ-GX3200E(SWH)
DZ-GX3100E(SWH)
DZ-BX37E(SWH)
DZ-BX35E(SWH)
DVD-RW
+RW
DZ-GX3300E(AU)
DZ-GX3200E(AU)
DZ-GX3100E(AU)
DZ-BX37E(AU)
DZ-BX35E(AU)
DZ-GX3200E
DZ-GX3300E
DZ-GX3100E
DZ-BX37E/BX35E
Instruction manual
To obtain the best performance and ensure years of
trouble-free use, please read this instruction
manual completely.
Инструкция по эксплуатации
Если Вы хотите получить надежные
результаты при воспроизведении и работать
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
URL: http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html
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Important Information
For Your Safety
The power switch turns the DVD video camera/recorder on and off, leaving the date/time feature unaffected. If the
camera/recorder is to be left unattended for a long period of time, turn it off.
WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, USE THE
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
The DVD video camera/recorder and AC
adapter/charger have the following caution
marks.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Identifications of caution marks
This symbol warns the user that
uninsulated voltage within the unit
may have sufficient magnitude to cause
electric shock. Therefore, it is dangerous
to make any kind of contact with any
inside part of this unit.
This symbol alerts the user that
important literature concerning the
operation and maintenance of this unit
has been included. Therefore, it should
be read carefully to avoid any
problems.
Precautions
WARNING: Many television programmes and
films are copyrighted. In certain circumstances,
copy-right law may apply to private in-home
videotaping of copyrighted materials.
The liquid crystal display (LCD) panel is
made by highly precise technology. More than
99.99% of its picture elements (pixels) are
effective, but some (less than 0.01%) may
appear as coloured bright dots. This does not
indicate a fault as the LCD panel stretches the
limits of current technology.
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WARNING: To prevent risk of injury or damage
to your DVD video camera/recorder and the AC
adapter/charger, use only the DZ-BP14S/DZBP07PW/DZ-BP14SW/DZ-BP7SW battery and
DZ-ACS3 (SW) AC adapter/charger.
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION
This product contains a laser diode of higher
class than 1. To ensure continued safety, do
not remove any covers or attempt to gain
access to the inside of the product. Refer all
servicing to qualified personnel.
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Read these instructions.
2
Keep these instructions.
3
Heed all warnings.
4
Follow all instructions.
5
Do not use this apparatus near water.
6
Clean only with dry cloth.
7
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8
Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9
Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
10
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
11
Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
12
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
13
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
14
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and that no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
15
The equipment (AC Adapter/Charger) shall be
used near the socket-outlet and shall be easily
accessible.
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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.
English
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.
• Do not place the DVD video camera/recorder with the open LCD screen down.
• Close the LCD monitor when not using the DVD video camera/recorder.
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). This shows the limitations of the current technology, and does not indicate a
fault that will interfere with recording.
• The LCD screen and viewfinder will be slightly dimmer than usual when the DVD video camera/
recorder is at low temperature, as in cold areas, or immediately after power is turned on. Normal
brightness will be restored when the temperature inside the DVD video camera/recorder rises.
Hold the DVD video camera/recorder correctly:
• Do not hold the viewfinder or LCD monitor when lifting the DVD video camera/recorder: The
viewfinder or LCD monitor could detach and the DVD video camera/recorder may fall.
Do not subject the DVD video camera/recorder to impact:
• This DVD video camera/recorder is a precision machine. Take great care that you do not strike it
against a hard object or let it fall.
• When using a tripod, firmly secure the DVD video camera/recorder on it. Do not use the DVD
video camera/recorder with a tripod in a place where it is subject to severe vibrations or impact.
No sand or dust!
• Fine sand or dust entering the DVD video camera/recorder or AC adapter/charger could cause
malfunctions or defects.
No water or oil!
• Water or oil entering the DVD video camera/recorder or AC adapter/charger could cause electric
shock, malfunctions or defects.
Heat on surface of product:
• The surfaces of the DVD video camera/recorder, AC adapter/charger and battery will be slightly
warm, but this does not indicate a fault.
Screen on connected TV:
• Never leave the disc navigation screen, still image or camera image displayed on your TV to which
the DVD video camera/recorder is connected: Doing so could result in displayed image retention
or phosphor degradation of TV screen.
Be careful of ambient temperature:
• Using the DVD video camera/recorder in a place where the temperature is over 40ºC or under 0ºC
will result in abnormal recording/playback.
• Take care that the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder, when connected to PC does
not rise excessively (reference for usage: approx. 30 minutes at about 30ºC).
• Do not leave the DVD video camera/recorder on beach sand or in a closed vehicle where the
temperature is very high for a long time: This could cause malfunctions.
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• If direct sunlight strikes the lens or viewfinder, the DVD video camera/recorder could malfunction
or a fire could occur.
• Do not leave the DVD video camera/recorder with the LCD screen exposed to direct sunlight: This
could cause malfunctions.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near TV or radio:
• This could cause noise to appear on the TV screen or in radio broadcasts.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near strong radio waves or magnetism:
• If the DVD video camera/recorder is used near strong radio waves or magnetism, such as near a
radio wave tower or electric appliances, noise could enter video and audio that are being recorded.
During playback of normally recorded video and audio, noise may also be present in picture and
sound.
At worst the DVD video camera/recorder could malfunction.
Do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to soot or steam:
• Thick soot or steam could damage the DVD video camera/recorder case or cause malfunctions.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near corrosive gas:
• If the DVD video camera/recorder is used in a place where there is dense exhaust gas generated
by gasoline or diesel engine, corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulfide, or sulfur such as in a hot
spring area, the external or internal terminals could corrode, which would disable normal
operation, or the battery connecting terminals could corrode, so power will not turn on.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near ultrasonic humidifier:
• With some water in humidifier, calcium and other chemicals dissolved in water could scatter in the
air, and white particles could adhere to the optical head of the DVD video camera/recorder, which
could cause it to operate abnormally.
Do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to insecticide:
• Insecticide entering the DVD video camera/recorder could dirty the lens in laser pickup block,
and in such a case the DVD video camera/recorder might not operate normally. Turn the DVD
video camera/recorder off and cover it with vinyl sheet, etc. before using insecticide.
Do not use a generally available 8 cm CD lens cleaner:
• Cleaning the lens is not necessary when using this DVD video camera/recorder in the usual way.
• 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:
• When you move the DVD video camera/recorder between places where the difference in
temperatures is great – such as entering a lodge from a ski slope or going out of a cooled room or
vehicle – condensation (vapor in air warmed or cooled to water droplets) could occur on the lens
and/or inside the DVD video camera/recorder. If condensation occurs, do not open the cover of
disc or card insertion block if possible. If condensation occurs on the lens, wipe it off with a soft,
dry cloth. Even if the external surface of DVD video camera/recorder has dried, condensation may
remain inside: Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off and leave it in a dry place for at least 1 – 2
hours before using it again.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder for a long uninterrupted period of time:
• This DVD video camera/recorder cannot be used for a long time continuously as a surveillance
camera/monitor. If you use it for a long continuous period of time, the temperature of DVD video
camera/recorder could exceed the limit and the recording/playback operation may slow down or
other faults could occur. If this happens, turn it off and wait for a while before using it again.
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Do not point directly at the sun:
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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. At this time, do not do any of the
following, so as not to damage the data:
− Remove battery
− Disconnect AC adapter/charger
− Plug or unplug PC connection cable
− Remove disc or card
− Subject DVD video camera/recorder to severe
vibrations or impact
− Violently open or close the LCD monitor
The ACCESS/PC indicator will light for a while after
recording is finished. While it is lit, do not subject the DVD
video camera/recorder to any vibration or impact, and do
not disconnect the battery or AC adapter/charger.
If you turn the DVD video camera/recorder off while the
ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking,
turn it on again with the disc or card loaded in it: Repair of
the disc or card will be executed automatically (see page 132).
ACCESS/PC
indicator
CARD ACCESS indicator
Do not wipe the DVD video camera/recorder case with benzene or thinner:
• The coating of case could peel off or the case surface could deteriorate.
• When using a chemical cleaning cloth, follow the instructions.
Also read the instructions attached with optional accessories:
• For optional accessories, observe the cautions and follow instruction manuals attached.
The battery provided has not been charged at time of purchase:
• Charge it before using the DVD video camera/recorder (see page 26).
• The battery will discharge as time passes. (The battery is produced so that it discharges on its own
in order to protect its characteristics.)
Disc cannot be inserted or removed unless a charged battery or AC adapter/
charger is connected to the DVD video camera/recorder.
Be sure to set the power switch to “OFF” when turning the DVD video camera/
recorder off:
• Disconnecting the battery or AC adapter/charger while the DVD video camera/recorder is being
powered could cause a fault.
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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. Also, do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to direct sunlight or place it near a
heater.
Do not store the DVD video camera/recorder in a place where the humidity is high
or in a dusty place:
• Dust entering the DVD video camera/recorder could cause malfunctions. If the humidity is high,
the lens could be moldy, and the DVD video camera/recorder could become inoperable. It is
recommended that you put the DVD video camera/recorder with desiccant in a box when storing
it in a closet, etc.
Do not store the DVD video camera/recorder in a place subject to strong
magnetism or intense vibrations:
• This could cause malfunctions.
Detach the battery from the DVD video camera/recorder and store it in a cool place:
• Leaving the battery attached or storing it at high temperature could shorten its life.
Suggestions and Restrictions
Make a trial recording:
• Always make a trial recording before doing actual recording to make sure that recording is normal.
The data that have not been stored normally because of a defect in the DVD video camera/
recorder cannot be restored.
It is recommended that you use DVD-RAM disc from which recorded contents can be deleted for
trial recording.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder for professional applications:
• 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. Also, Hitachi cannot be responsible for your recorded video and audio.
• If you or a third party makes a mistake when handling this DVD video camera/recorder, disc,
card, etc., the recorded contents may be lost. We cannot be responsible for compensation for
damage due to loss of recorded contents.
Copyright:
• Data recorded on the disc or card in this DVD video camera/recorder using other digital/analog
media or devices are protected by the copyright act and cannot be used without permission of the
owner of copyright, except for personal enjoyment. Be aware that recording is restricted for some
demonstrations, performances and exhibitions, even for personal enjoyment.
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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
monitor.
●If dust adheres to the viewfinder
lens, remove it using a cotton
swab, etc.
●Do not use benzene or thinner to
clean DVD video camera/recorder
case
The coating of case could peel off or the case
could deteriorate. Wipe off dirt on the case with
a moist cloth which has been completely wrung
out. When using chemical cleaning cloth, follow
instructions for use.
Do not rub the lens with force: Doing so could
scratch the lens.
HANDLING DISCS
●Using discs
Discs are very delicate recording media.
Carefully read the following cautions and
observe them:
• Always use a brand new disc when recording
important material.
• Be sure not to touch the recording surface of
disc, or dirty or scratch it.
• If there is dust, scratch, dirt on disc or if it is
warped, the following phenomena may occur:
− Block noise in playback
image
− Momentary stop of
playback image
− Sound interrupted during
playback, or abnormal
Block noise
sound
− Blue thumbnail
A l l P r og r ams
0 01/ 006
display* (Fig. 1)
− Disc cannot correctly
be recognized
PLAY
− Disc cannot be
initialized
Fig. 1
*
− Delay between video
and audio
Even if disc is normal, the above phenomena
may occasionally occur. While the ACCESS/
PC indicator is lit, do not subject disc to
vibrations or impact, and avoid using DVD
video camera/recorder at extremely high or
low temperatures, or in environment where
condensation is likely to occur.
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• When recording images,
A l l P r ogr ams
001 / 002
the DVD video camera/
recorder may avoid the
portions of disc where
PLAY
recording is not possible,
(Recording one scene
due to dust, scratches,
may produce multiple
etc. [It will pause 9 at thumbnails.)
such a portion and
automatically restart
recording (:).]
This will cause recording to be interrupted for
several seconds to several minutes, and
multiple thumbnails will be created by one
recording session as shown above. In this case,
the recordable time on disc will decrease.
• Be careful when removing the disc since the
metal of removal slot of DVD video camera/
recorder, and disc itself, may be hot.
●Storing discs
• When storing disc, replace it in the plastic case
in which it was purchased.
• Be careful that no condensation occurs on disc.
• Do not place disc in following places:
− Direct sunlight for a long time
− Where humidity is high or in dusty place
− Where there is heat from a heater, etc.
Use the disc cleaning cloth provided to lightly
wipe off any dirt adhering to the disc as shown
in the figure. Do not wipe the disc with force:
Doing so could cause scratches.
Never use solvent (thinner, water, antistat or
detergent) for cleaning.
Lightly wash the dirty cleaning cloth with
detergent: The dirt removal capacity of the cloth
will improve (rinse the cloth well with water so
that no detergent remains).
Use the disc cleaning
cloth to clean from inner
to outer edges in axial
direction.
Read This First
To guide you, we have included following five chapters.
• The section on “Setups” explains how to set
up the DVD video camera/recorder, battery,
and set the date/time.
• The section on “Basic Techniques” explains the
basic operation of this DVD video camera/
recorder – recording of movies, still images,
external input, and playback of recorded
images.
• The section on “Disc Navigation” explains
editing with Disc Navigation: Refer to this
section when finalizing DVD-RW/DVD-R/
+RW disc and initializing DVD-RAM/DVDRW/+RW disc.
• The section on “Connecting to PC” explains
the contents of provided CD-ROM and how to
install the software included.
• “Subsidiary Information” includes an
introduction to products sold separately, and
troubleshooting.
We want this manual to be as helpful as
possible, so it includes two easy ways to find the
information you need:
• A quick index for the information you use
most often.
• A detailed table of contents directing you to
specific information quickly (see pages 11 –
13).
Get to know your DVD video camera/recorder by
using this manual, and get to know Hitachi. We
appreciate your business.
Quick Index
Available Discs ................................................ 23
Recording Movie ............................................. 40
Playing Back.................................................... 68
Functions Available with Disc Navigation ........ 75
Connecting to a TV........................................ 105
Connecting to PC .......................................... 111
With this DVD video camera/recorder you can view the picture being recorded or the playback
picture whether on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. Opening or closing the LCD monitor
switches the picture to appear on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder.
It is possible to switch the language in the on-screen display of this DVD video camera/recorder
(see page 33).
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DISC CLEANING
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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. The expression “press the button” will be used in this text.
● , , , , and marks beside headings
Some functions of this DVD video camera/recorder are unavailable with disc or card used. Refer to
the marks at right above each function to identify whether the disc or card is compatible with the
function. Refer to these marks and identify the functions and operation to match the disc or card you
use.
●Illustrations in this manual
Although the external appearances of DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E are
different, the method of operating these models is identical.
The illustrations of DZ-GX3300E are used for the explanation in this text.
● This instruction manual shows 19 DVD video camera/recorder models -
DZ-GX3300E (SW), DZ-GX3200E (SW), DZ-GX3100E (SW), DZ-BX37E (SW), DZ-BX35E (SW),
DZ-GX3300E (SWC), DZ-GX3200E (SWC), DZ-GX3100E (SWC), DZ-BX37E(SWC),
DZ-GX3300E (SWH), DZ-GX3200E (SWH), DZ-GX3100E (SWH), DZ-BX37E (SWH),
DZ-BX35E (SWH),
DZ-GX3300E (AU), DZ-GX3200E (AU), DZ-GX3100E (AU), DZ-BX37E(AU), DZ-BX35E (AU).
The DZ-GX3300E (SW), DZ-GX3300E (SWC), DZ-GX3300E (SWH) and DZ-GX3300E (AU)
functions and specifications are referred to as “DZ-GX3300E”.
The DZ-GX3200E (SW), DZ-GX3200E (SWC), DZ-GX3200E (SWH) and DZ-GX3200E (AU)
functions and specifications are referred to as “DZ-GX3200E”.
The DZ-GX3100E (SW), DZ-GX3100E (SWC), DZ-GX3100E (SWH) and DZ-GX3100E (AU)
functions and specifications are referred to as “DZ-GX3100E”.
The DZ-BX37E (SW), DZ-BX37E(SWC), DZ-BX37E (SWH) and DZ-BX37E (AU) functions and
specifications are referred to as “DZ-BX37E”.
The DZ-BX35E (SW), DZ-BX35E (SWH) and DZ-BX35E (AU) functions and specifications are
referred to as “DZ-BX35E”.
No model names are mentioned for functions and specifications common to all models; if there are
any differences between models, the model names are specified.
Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000 Professional, and Windows® XP are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Intel®, Pentium® Processor, and Celeron® Processor are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
IBM® and PC/AT® are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Other company names and product names listed are trademarks or brand names belonging to each
individual company.
SD logo is a trademark.
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Important Information .........................................2
For Your Safety ..................................................2
Precautions ........................................................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...........3
Cautions When Using ........................................4
Cautions When Storing ......................................7
Suggestions and Restrictions.............................7
CLEANING ............................................................ 8
HANDLING DISCS ................................................ 8
DISC CLEANING................................................... 9
Read This First...................................................9
About This Manual ...........................................10
Table of Contents.............................................11
Checking Provided Accessories.......................14
Names of Parts ................................................15
Setups
Demonstration Function ...................................19
Setting Up the DVD Video Camera/Recorder ..19
HOLDING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER.. 19
ATTACHING SHOULDER STRAP ...................... 19
ATTACHING LENS CAP ..................................... 20
INSERTING BATTERY INTO REMOTE
CONTROL ........................................................ 20
REMOVING BATTERY FROM REMOTE
CONTROL ........................................................ 21
Discs and Cards...............................................22
AVAILABLE DISCS ............................................. 23
INFORMATION ON DVD-R DISC ....................... 23
NOTES ON FINALIZATION:................................ 23
EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED
ON THIS DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER: 24
AVAILABLE CARDS............................................ 24
COMMON CAUTIONS FOR DISC AND CARD .......24
Preparations for Power Supply ........................25
USING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER WITH
AC ADAPTER/CHARGER................................ 25
Setting Up the Battery ......................................26
CHARGING BATTERY........................................ 26
ATTACHING BATTERY TO DVD VIDEO
CAMERA/RECORDER..................................... 27
REMOVING BATTERY........................................ 27
BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR...... 29
EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY .......................... 29
Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder
On and Off .....................................................30
VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR
SCREEN........................................................... 31
VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH
VIEWFINDER ................................................... 31
Setting Date and Time..................................... 32
CHANGING DISPLAY FORMAT OF
DATE AND TIME ..............................................32
Initial Settings .................................................. 33
SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF
(BEEP) ..............................................................33
TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER
OFF AUTOMATICALLY (POWER SAVE) ........33
CHANGING DISPLAY LANGUAGE
(LANGUAGE)....................................................33
RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS
(RESET)............................................................34
TURNING RECORD LED ON OR OFF
(RECORD LED) ................................................34
CHANGING SETTING OF DEMONSTRATION ..34
LCD/EVF Setup............................................... 35
ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN
(LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VIEWFINDER
(EVF BRIGHTNESS) ........................................35
ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY
(COLOUR LEVEL) ............................................36
ALWAYS DISPLAYING IMAGE IN
VIEWFINDER ...................................................36
Inserting and Removing Disc .......................... 37
Inserting and Removing Card.......................... 39
Basic Techniques
Recording Movie ............................................. 40
Recording Stills ............................................... 41
Swift Restart of Recording (SLEEP/RESTART
button)........................................................... 42
On-Screen Information .................................... 43
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING
RECORDING ....................................................43
Checking Flow of Menu................................... 48
Zooming .......................................................... 50
MACRO RECORDING ........................................ 50
RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER
WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO EFFECT .......51
Manually Focusing Subject ............................. 52
FOCUSING DURING RECORDING....................52
Adjusting Brightness of Image to be recorded
(Exposure) .................................................... 54
Compensating for Backlight ............................ 54
Built-in Video Flash (for DZ-GX3300E only).... 55
Setting Up Camera Functions ......................... 56
SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH THE
SUBJECT
(SWITCHING PROGRAM AE MODE)..............56
RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD
MONITOR LIGHT .............................................57
ADJUSTING COLOR (WHITE BALANCE) ..........57
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USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER
(EIS).................................................................. 59
RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE
MAGNIFICATION (DIGITAL ZOOM) ................ 59
REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING RECORDING
(MIC.FILTER) ................................................... 59
Setting Up Record Functions........................... 60
SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE). 60
SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9
MODE).............................................................. 61
SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE
(QUALITY) ........................................................ 63
RECEIVING IMAGE FROM ANOTHER DEVICE
(INPUT SOURCE) ............................................ 63
SWITCHING EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING
METHOD (PHOTO INPUT) .............................. 64
SELF-TIMER ....................................................... 64
SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT ON
OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT) ................................. 65
Using External Microphone.............................. 65
Disc Navigation
Using Disc Navigation...................................... 66
STARTING OR TERMINATING DISC
NAVIGATION.................................................... 66
PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION
SCREEN........................................................... 68
PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE. 69
DELETING LAST RECORDED SCENE.............. 69
CAPTURING PHOTO.......................................... 70
PLAYBACK FROM START OF DISC OR CARD 70
SEARCH PLAYBACK OF MOVIE ....................... 70
FRAME ADVANCE/FRAME BACK/SLOW
PLAYBACK OF MOVIE .................................... 70
SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE.............................. 71
PLAYING BACK STILLS ..................................... 71
JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO) ....... 72
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK 73
SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES...................... 74
SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES
TOGETHER...................................................... 74
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC
NAVIGATION.................................................... 75
UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION
MENU ............................................................... 76
Scene............................................................... 78
DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) ............. 78
DIVIDING MOVIES (EDIT – DIVIDE) .................. 79
COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES (EDIT –
COMBINE)........................................................ 80
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (EDIT –
MOVE) .............................................................. 80
DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY (EFFECT –
FADE) ............................................................... 81
PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES
(EFFECT – SKIP) ............................................. 82
CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS
(EFFECT – THUMBNAIL)................................. 83
COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM DISC TO CARD
(COPY) ............................................................. 84
LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK).............. 85
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SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN
(SELECT) ......................................................... 86
DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU
SCREEN (DETAIL) ........................................... 87
Program ........................................................... 88
WHAT IS “PROGRAM”?...................................... 88
SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF
SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT) ............................. 88
PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY) .................. 89
CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAM (TITLE)........ 89
Play List ........................................................... 91
WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”?....................................... 91
CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE) ............ 91
SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST
(SELECT) ......................................................... 92
PLAYING BACK A PLAY LIST (PLAY)................ 92
ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST
(EDITING PLAY LIST) ...................................... 93
DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST
(EDITING PLAY LIST) ...................................... 94
ADDING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR
EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) ...................... 94
DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR
EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) ...................... 95
SELECTING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR
EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) ...................... 95
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) ..... 96
CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE)......... 97
DELETING PLAY LIST (DELETE)....................... 97
Go To ............................................................... 98
TOP (END) .......................................................... 98
Disc or Card Management ............................... 98
INITIALIZING DISC OR CARD
(FORMAT DISC. FORMAT CARD) .................. 98
PROTECTING DISC FROM WRITING
(PROTECT DISC)............................................. 99
VERIFYING REMAINING FREE SPACE ON DISC
OR CARD (CAPACITY) .................................... 99
UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF DVDRAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) DISC (UPDATE
CONTROL INFO.) .......................................... 100
FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW DISC
(FINALIZE DISC) ............................................ 101
ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED
DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW
(UNFINALIZE DISC) ....................................... 102
Others ............................................................ 103
DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS
INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) .................. 103
PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY
(REPEAT PLAY) ............................................. 103
PLAYING BACK WIDE-MODE IMAGES ON 4:3
DISPLAY TV (TV TYPE)................................. 104
SLIDE SHOW (CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK OF
STILLS)........................................................... 104
Viewing on TV Screen ................................... 105
CONNECTING TO A TV.................................... 105
VIEWING ON TV SCREEN ............................... 106
Playback on DVD Recorder/Player................ 107
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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
Connecting to PC via PC Connection Cable..116
USING DISC IN DVD DRIVE BUILT INTO PC.. 118
BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION
(UNPLUGGING PC CONNECTION CABLE)/
CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH ........... 119
Using Software...............................................120
[When using Windows]
USING IMAGEMIXER 3 .................................... 120
VIEWING IMAGES RECORDED ON DISC USING
PC................................................................... 120
CREATING DVD-VIDEO USING IMAGES
RECORDED ON DISC ................................... 122
[When using Macintosh]
USING PIXE VRF BROWSER EX AND
IMAGEMIXER VCD/DVD2.............................. 125
IMPORTING IMAGES RECORDED ON DVDRAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R INTO PC TO CREATE A
DVD-VIDEO (DVD-RW/DVD-R) ..................... 125
Viewing Images recorded on Disc using PC ..128
Uninstalling Software .....................................129
Cautions when connecting DVD video camera/
recorder to PC .............................................130
Subsidiary Information
Introduction to Optional Accessories..............131
CAMERA ACCESSORIES ................................ 131
POWER SUPPLY .............................................. 131
Trouble Messages..........................................132
Troubleshooting .............................................138
System Reset.................................................146
Major Specifications .......................................147
SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS.................... 151
RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD. 152
Index ..............................................................153
Be sure to read the following before opening the
package of CD-ROM ...................................155
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Checking Provided Accessories
Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package:
Battery (model DZ-BP14S):
For DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E only.
Portable power supply for this DVD video
camera/recorder. Charge it before use.
Battery (model DZ-BP07PW):
For DZ-GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E only.
Portable power supply for this DVD video
camera/recorder. Charge it before use.
AC adapter/charger (model DZ-ACS3(SW)):
Used to power the DVD video camera/
recorder from AC outlet, or charge battery.
Mains lead:
Connect between household AC outlet and AC adapter/charger.
for DZ-GX3300E (SW),
DZ-GX3200E (SW),
DZ-GX3100E (SW),
DZ-BX37E (SW) and
DZ-BX35E (SW)
for DZ-GX3300E (SWC),
DZ-GX3200E (SWC),
DZ-GX3100E (SWC),
DZ-BX37E(SWC)
for DZ-GX3300E (SWH),
DZ-GX3200E (SWH),
DZ-GX3100E (SWH),
DZ-BX37E (SWH) and
DZ-BX35E (SWH)
for DZ-GX3300E (AU),
DZ-GX3200E (AU),
DZ-GX3100E (AU), DZBX37E(AU) and
DZ-BX35E (AU)
DC power cord:
When powering the DVD video camera/
recorder from household AC outlet, use
this cord to connect the DVD video
camera/recorder and AC adapter/charger.
Infrared remote control
(model DZ-RM4W):
Use to control the DVD video camera/
recorder from a distance. For DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E only.
AV/S input/output cable:
Used when viewing the picture played back
on the DVD video camera/recorder on TV
screen, or input or output video from/to
another video device. For DZ-GX3300E/
GX3200E/GX3100E.
AV/S output cable:
Shoulder strap:
Used when viewing the picture played back Attach to the DVD video camera/recorder
on the DVD video camera/recorder on TV
to hang it from shoulder.
screen, or output video to another video
device. For DZ-BX37E/BX35E only.
Lens cap and lens cap string:
Attach the lens cap when not recording, to
protect the lens.
Single-sided 8 cm DVD-RAM disc:
To record videos (movies) on this DVD
video camera/recorder. For DZ-GX3300E/
GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E only.
PC connection cable:
Disc cleaning cloth:
Use this cable when connecting the DVD
Always use this to clean discs.
video camera/recorder to PC. For DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E only.
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Lithium battery (model CR2032):
To power the remote control. For DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E only.
WARNING: Keep
this battery away
from children. If
swallowed, consult
a physician
immediately for
emergency
treatment.
Software CD-ROM:
Use this CD-ROM when connecting the
DVD video camera/recorder to PC. For DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E only.
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Names of Parts
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2
3
4
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6
5
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13
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(Inside the cover)
1 Flash (for DZ-GX3300E only) (p. 55)
2 Light receiving sensor
(for DZ-GX3300E only)
This sensor controls the amount of light to be
emitted from the built-in flash. Take care not
to block with hand, etc. during recording.
3 Lens cap string attachment hole (p. 20)
4 Stereo microphone
Take care that the microphone is not blocked
by a hand, etc., during recording.
5 Recording indicator (p. 34)
The red indicator will light during recording.
6 Infrared receiver
(for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E only)
(p. 21)
When the remote control is used to operate
the DVD video camera/recorder, this
receiver will receive the infrared signal.
7 Optical 10× zoom lens
(for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E only)
Optical 15× zoom lens
(for DZ-GX3100E only)
Optical 25× zoom lens
(for DZ-BX37E/BX35E only)
(p. 50)
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8 Lens hood (for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/
BX37E/BX35E only) (p. 51)
Always remove this lens hood when using
the optional tele-conversion or wideconversion lens.
9 Zoom lever (p. 50)
Push the lever to the T side for telephoto, or
to the W side for wide-angle.
10 Accessory shoe (for DZ-GX3300E/
GX3200E only) (p. 55)
The optional video flash can be attached
here. (See the instruction manual of device to
be attached for details.)
11 PC connection terminal (TO PC) (for DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E only)
(p. 116)
12 AV input/output jack (p. 105)
13 External microphone jack (for DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E only) (p. 65)
14 Wide-screen color liquid crystal display
(inside) (p. 31)
Although the external appearances of DZGX3300E, DZ-GX3200E, DZ-GX3100E, DZBX37E and DZ-BX35E are different, the method
of operating these models is identical. DZGX3300E illustrations are used in this manual.
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24
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19
25
15 Viewfinder (p. 31)
16 Diopter control (p. 31)
To adjust the focus of image appearing in the
viewfinder. (Pull out the viewfinder.)
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26
21
27
22 BATTERY EJECT button (p. 27)
Press this button when removing the battery.
23 Battery attachment platform (p. 27)
24 Record button (REC) (p. 40)
17 SLEEP/RESTART button (p. 42)
To switch the sleep/restart status between
ON and OFF.
18 ACCESS/PC indicator
(for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/
BX37E only)
ACCESS indicator (for DZ-BX35E only)
(p. 6, 40, 41)
Will blink or light when the disc in DVD
video camera/recorder is accessed (write or
read is executed) or the DVD video camera/
recorder is connected to PC.
19 PHOTO button (p. 41)
20 DISC EJECT button (p. 37)
Press down and release this button to open
the cover of disc insertion block.
21 Disc insertion block (p. 37)
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25 LOCK switch (p. 40)
It is recommended that you set the LOCK
switch to (to the upper position) to prevent
the power switch in the “!” position from
accidentally moving to “ ”.
26 Power switch (p. 30)
27 Hand strap (p. 19)
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30
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FINALIZE FOCUS EXPOSURE
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28
BLC
VOL.
DISPLAY
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
28 FINALIZE button (p. 101)
Press this button to finalize the recorded
DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW.
29 FOCUS button (p. 52)
To switch between manual focus and autofocus.
30 MENU button (p. 32, 48, 79)
Press this button to display the menu for
setting camera functions and Disc
Navigation.
31 SELECT button (p. 74)
32 DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 66)
33 STOP/EXIT button (p. 10, 48, 69)
To end playback or cancel setting of menu.
34 EXPOSURE button (p. 54)
Press this button to adjust the exposure.
35 Speaker (p. 69)
36 RESET button (p. 146)
To reset all settings to defaults (status when
the DVD video camera/recorder was
shipped from the factory).
37 DISPLAY (Screen display) button(p. 46, 73)
Press this button to display the details of
image being played back or camera setting
status, or switch the display off.
38 CARD ACCESS indicator (p. 6, 41)
39 Volume control buttons (VOL)/
% $ buttons (p. 52, 54, 69)
To adjust the volume of sound from speaker,
etc.
40 Card insertion block (p. 39)
41 BLC (backlight compensation) button
(p. 54)
Press this button when subject is being
lighted from rear.
42 2 / 1 / 0 / / / buttons
(p. 32, 48, 69)
Use these buttons to select a scene or menu
item, and then press the center () to play
back the scene, or designate an option from
the menu.
43 Tripod threaded hole
Used to attach the DVD video camera/
recorder to a tripod.
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REC
PHOTO
DISPLAY
MENU
DIGITAL
ZOOM
ZOOM
51
45
46
SELECT
47
48
DELETE
49
DISC
NAVIGATION
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54
55
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57
58
59
50
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. 74)
55 Reverse skip button (p. 71)
48 Reverse search button (p. 70)
56 Forward search button (p. 70)
49 DELETE button (p. 78)
57 Play/pause button (p. 69)
50 DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 66)
58 Stop button (p. 10, 48, 69)
51 DISPLAY button (p. 46, 73)
59 Forward skip button (p. 71)
* The buttons on remote control will function the same as those on DVD video camera/recorder.
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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.
Refer to “CHANGING SETTING OF DEMONSTRATION” on page 34 if you
wish to view the demonstration immediately or change the setting to “Off”.
Setting Up the DVD Video Camera/Recorder
HOLDING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER
Insert your right hand from the bottom of DVD video camera/recorder up to the base of your thumb.
Put your hand in a position where you can easily operate the REC button and the Zoom lever.
Adjust the length of hand strap so that the DVD video camera/recorder is stable when you press the
REC button with your thumb.
ATTACHING SHOULDER STRAP
Be sure to pass through the 2 slots.
Pass the shoulder strap through
the shoulder strap attachments.
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ATTACHING LENS CAP
1 Attach the shorter end of lens cap string to
the lens cap.
Shorter end
2 Attach the longer end of lens cap string to the
attachment hole of DVD video camera/
recorder.
Longer end
3 Push the both sides of cap inward and attach
it over the lens.
Push and fit
Note:
• Always keep the lens cap on when not using the DVD
video camera/recorder, to protect the lens.
• When recording, attach the lens cap to the hand strap
by hooking the tab inside the cap onto strap for
comfortable shooting.
INSERTING BATTERY INTO REMOTE CONTROL
Insert the provided lithium battery into remote control.
1 While inserting a fine rod into the hole
3 Slide the cover to close it.
marked PUSH, pull the battery holder out
forward.
2 Insert the lithium battery with the positive $
terminal facing down.
Note:
The life of lithium battery is approximately one year. If
the battery is discharged, no operation is possible with
remote control: Replace the battery.
Battery holder
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REMOVING BATTERY FROM REMOTE CONTROL
1 While pushing the battery holder, slide the
battery out.
Warning:
• KEEP THE BATTERY AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND
PETS.
• IF SWALLOWED, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN
IMMEDIATELY FOR EMERGENCY TREATMENT.
• BATTERY MAY EXPLODE IF NOT HANDLED
PROPERLY. DO NOT RECHARGE, DISASSEMBLE
OR DISPOSE OF IN FIRE.
Note:
• Replace the battery with a Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Panasonic, Sanyo, Toshiba CR2032, or Duracell
DL2032. Use of another battery may present a risk of
fire or explosion.
• Dispose of battery safely in accordance with local
laws. Do not dispose of in fire.
• Do not short circuit the battery.
• Do not hold the battery with the metallic tweezers.
• Keep the battery in a dark, cool, dry place.
• The remote control (DZ-RM4W) and lithium battery
(CR2032) are supplied only with the DZ-GX3300E/
GX3200E/3100E.
●Using remote Control
Point the remote control to the infrared receiver on the DVD video camera/recorder. The remote
controllable distance is up to 5 m.
Note:
• When using the remote control, make sure that the
infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder is not
exposed to direct sunlight or any intense light. If the
infrared receiver is subject to light stronger than the
infrared light from remote control, the DVD video
camera/recorder cannot be operated by remote
control.
• If there is an obstacle between the remote control and
infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder,
remote control may not be possible.
• The DVD video camera/recorder uses the “VCR2”
remote control code of Hitachi VCRs. If you use a
Hitachi VCR, etc. with remote control code set to
“VCR2”, a VCR placed near the DVD video camera/
recorder will also be operated by the remote control:
To prevent this, change the remote control code of the
VCR.
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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
Function
DVD-RAM
DVD-RW DVD-RW
(VR mode) (VF mode)
DVD-R
+RW
SD
memory
card
To record video (p. 40)
●
●
●
●
●
—
To record photo (p. 41)
●
—
—
—
—
●
To delete image just
recorded (p. 69)
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●
—
—
●
●
To select image and delete it
(p. 78)
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●
—
—
—
●
To edit image (p. 79 – 80)
●
●
—
—
—
—
To play on other DVD players
and DVD recorders (p. 101)
∴*1
∴*1*2
● *2
● *2
∴*1*2
—*3
To use new disc or new card
without formatting
● *4
—
—
●
—
● *4
To initialize and reuse (p. 98)
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●
●
—
●
●
To additionally record on
finalized disc
—
●
● *5
—
● *5
—
● *6
● *6*7
● *6*7
● *6*7
● *6*7*8
●
● *6
● *6*7
● *6*7
● *6*7
● *6*7*8
●
To create DVD video using
PC *9
—
—
● *6
● *6
—
—
To copy still data on PC *9
● *10
—
—
—
—
●
To edit copied video on PC *9
To playback video on PC
*9
●: Functions available; —: Not available
*1:
*2:
*3:
*4:
*5:
*6:
*7:
*8:
*9:
*10:
Playable on devices that conform to either 8 cm DVD-RAM, 8 cm DVD-RW (VR mode) or 8cm +RW.
Must be finalized. Cannot be played on some DVD players or DVD recorders.
Some DVD devices conform to SD memory card.
When media that are sold “formatted” are used. If the initialization format differs, the media can be initialized on
this DVD video camera/recorder and then used.
To additionally record, the finalized disc must be unfinalized.
The provided software is used.
Finalize the disc when editing/playeing back on PC.
The software for Macintosh provided with this DVD video camera/recorder is not compatible with a +RW.
DZ-BX35E cannot be connected to a PC.
If you use Windows XP or MAC OS Ver. 10.4 or higher, photos can be imported without using the provided
software.
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AVAILABLE DISCS
Function
DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1 (8 cm)
Allows you to delete unnecessary scenes or edit
scenes.
Also allows you to record photos.
DVD-RW
[Ver1.1 (8 cm) 2x speed (2x/1x)]
Allows you to choose the VR mode for deleting
unnecessary scenes or editing scenes, or the VF
mode in which deletion or editing is not possible, but
high compatibility with DVD players is provided *1.
DVD-R
[for General Ver. 2.0 (8 cm)]
+RW Ver. 1.2 (8 cm)
Provides high compatibility with DVD players *1. No
deletion or editing is possible.
Provides high compatibility with DVD players but does
not need to be finalized *2. Scenes can be deleted
immediately after being recorded.
*1:
Playback on all DVD players is not guaranteed. The disc must be finalized before being played back on a DVD
player.
*2: Playback on all DVD players is not guaranteed.
This DVD video camera/recorder can use only the 8-cm bare discs not packed in a square cartridge, square
caddy case or round DVD holder. The discs in a square cartridge, square caddy case or round DVD holder
can be used if they are removed from the package, but take great care not to dirty or scratch the bare disc.
Note:
• 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. When using an HG type double-sided disc, take great care with handling
it. Using a disc other than these discs may not allow the DVD video camera/recorder to deliver optimum performance.
INFORMATION ON DVD-R DISC
For optimum recording on DVD-R disc, this DVD video camera/recorder writes control data to the
disc in order to automatically make adjustments when it is inserted and ejected accompanying
recording. If the disc has no area to be written for adjustment, recording may not be possible. To
prevent this, do not insert or eject a DVD-R disc accompanying recording more than 100 times.
This DVD video camera/recorder cannot record a DVD-R in the VR mode.
NOTES ON FINALIZATION:
• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder
but not finalized, into a recordable device, such as a DVD recorder: The recorded data may be
damaged (except for devices that allow playback of a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc not
finalized on this DVD video camera/recorder).
• Use only DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E to record on or finalize a DVD-RW
(VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder but not finalized:
Using any other device could damage the data recorded on the disc.
• DVD-RW or +RW discs edited and finalized on PC or those finalized on another DVD recorder may not be playable
on this DVD video camera/recorder, depending on the editing software used or recorded status of DVD-R disc.
• If you insert a DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder or a DVD video camera/recorder
other than DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E and not finalized, the Disc Navigation screen
will automatically start, and no recording can be done on the disc nor can it be finalized.
• 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.
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EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO
CAMERA/RECORDER:
•
•
•
•
•
CD-RW
CD
CD-R
CD-ROM
DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring Ver. 2.0
AVAILABLE CARDS
SD memory card can be used on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
When using an exclusive adapter, a miniSD
memory card can be used in the same way as an
SD memory card. No multimedia card can be
used.
●Handling card
• Do not use cards other than
the designated ones.
• Be sure to perform trial
recording before recording
vital images.
• Do not touch the card
terminal or allow it to touch
Terminal
metal.
• Do not paste anything other
than exclusive label on label pasting portion.
• Do not subject card to impact, bend or drop it.
• Do not disassemble card or modify it.
• Do not expose card to water.
• Do not use or store card in the following
places:
− Where the temperature is high, such as in
vehicle at high temperatures, under burning
sun or near a heater
− Where humidity is high, or in dusty place
• When the erasure prevention switch is locked,
no recording, deletion or editing will be
possible on the card: Only playback will be
possible.
Erasure prevention
switch
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Locked status
•
•
•
•
•
DVD-R (double-layered)
DVD+R
DVD-ROM
DVD-Video
Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm
COMMON CAUTIONS FOR DISC AND
CARD
• It is recommended that you create a backup
file for valuable data on hard disk of PC.
• Do not do the following, or the data on disc or
card may be damaged or lost:
− Do not remove the disc or card or turn DVD
video camera/recorder off during reading or
writing of data
− Do not use DVD video camera/recorder in a
place subject to static electricity or electrical
noise
− Do not have printing done at a print lab or
DPE service
− Do not leave a +RW disc unused in the DVD
video camera/recorder for a long time
Note:
• This DVD video camera/recorder can play back image
data recorded on other digital cameras conforming to
the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard.
The range of image data playable on this DVD video
camera/recorder is that with pixels from 80 horizontal ×
60 vertical to 4000 horizontal × 3000 vertical.
• DCF is an integrated image file format of digital
cameras: Image files can be used on all digital
devices conforming to DCF.
• Image data edited on PC and certain types of image
data may not be visible on this DVD video camera/
recorder.
• The image data recorded on another device may not
be playable on this DVD video camera/recorder.
●Note when transferring or
discarding discs and memory
cards:
“Formatting” or “deletion” using the functions
of DVD video camera/recorder or PC will
change only the file control information: It will
not completely delete the data on disc or
memory card.
When transferring or discarding a disc or
memory card, it is recommended that you
physically destroy it or use deletion exclusive
software (generally available) to completely
delete the data on it. It is user’s responsibility to
control the data on disc and memory card.
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.
Note:
Be sure to use the specified AC adapter/charger (DZ-ACS3 (SW)) to power the DVD video camera/recorder. Using
other AC adapter/chargers could cause electric shock or result in fire.
Mains lead
1
4
2
To AC outlet
3
AC adapter/charger
* The shape of plug
varies depending
on the model.
DC power cord
1 Connect the power cable to AC adapter/
charger.
2 Plug the power cable into AC outlet.
3 Plug one end of DC power cord into the DC
output jack on AC adapter/charger.
4 Attach the other end of DC power cord to the
battery attachment platform on DVD video
camera/recorder.
Use the same procedure as that for battery
when attaching and detaching the DC power
cord: See page 27.
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Preparations for Power Supply
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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.
• Be sure to use the DZ-ACS3 (SW) AC adapter/charger to charge the battery: Using other chargers could cause
electric shock or fire.
• Charge the battery at temperatures of 10 – 30ºC.
• If the CHARGE indicator does not light when the AC adapter/charger is plugged into AC outlet, unplug it from the
AC outlet, wait a few moments, and then plug it into the AC outlet again. If the CHARGE indicator still does not
light, the AC adapter/charger may be faulty. Unplug it from the AC outlet and consult your dealer.
• The AC adapter/charger can be used around the world. An AC plug adapter is required in some foreign countries.
If you need one, purchase it from your local electronics distributor.
(for DZ-GX3300E (SW), DZ-GX3200E (SW), DZ-GX3100E (SW), DZ-BX37E (SW) and DZ-BX35E (SW) only)
AC 110 – 120V
AC Plug Adapter (not supplied)
CHARGING BATTERY
Use the provided AC adapter/charger to charge the battery.
1 Connect the power cable to AC adapter/
3 Attach the battery to AC adapter/charger.
charger.
Note:
When charging a battery, unplug the DC power cord
from the DC output jack on AC adapter/charger.
2 Plug the power cable into AC outlet.
Battery
Mains lead
CHARGE indicator
AC adapter/charger
DC output terminal
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To AC outlet
* The shape of plug
varies depending
on the model.
You can find out the charged status of battery by checking the CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/
charger:
Charge status
CHARGE indicator
During charge
Lit
Charge complete
Goes out
Note:
See “Troubleshooting” on page 138 when the CHARGE indicator blinks.
●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx. 25ºC):
DZ-BP14S (provided with DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E)/DZ-BP14SW (optional): Approx. 165 minutes
DZ-BP07PW (provided with DZ-GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E)/DZ-BP7SW (optional, unavailable for
DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E): Approx. 90 minutes
The charge time will vary depending on the remaining power level of battery.
ATTACHING BATTERY TO DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER
1 Fit the battery to the battery attachment
platform on this DVD video camera/recorder
and slide it downward until a click is heard.
Note:
• Make sure that the battery is in the correct orientation.
• Make sure that the battery is securely attached:
Incomplete attachment could cause the battery to fall,
resulting in damage.
Terminal
side must be
down.
REMOVING BATTERY
After using the DVD video camera/recorder, remove the battery from it.
1 While holding down the BATTERY EJECT
button, slide the battery upward to remove it.
Note:
• For safety, be sure to turn the DVD video camera/
recorder off before attaching or removing the battery.
• Be careful not to drop the removed battery.
• If the battery remains attached, minute level current
will flow even if the DVD video camera/recorder is off,
and the battery will discharge.
• Set the power switch to OFF before removing the
battery.
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●Battery charged status
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●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-GX3300E
DZ-GX3200E
DZ-GX3100E
DZ-BX37E/
BX35E
approx. 105 min
approx. 125 min
approx. 145 min
approx. 170 min
approx. 150 min
Video mode
XTRA*1
When using viewfinder
When using LCD monitor
approx. 95 min
approx. 115 min
approx. 130 min
When using viewfinder
approx. 105 min
approx. 125 min
approx. 145 min
approx. 170 min
When using LCD monitor
approx. 95 min
approx. 115 min
approx. 130 min
approx. 150 min
When using viewfinder
approx. 115 min
approx. 140 min
approx. 170 min
approx. 210 min
When using LCD monitor
approx. 105 min
approx. 125 min
approx. 145 min
approx. 170 min
FINE
STD
With DZ-BP07PW (provided with
DZ-GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E)/DZ-BP7SW*2
Video mode
XTRA*1
(optional)
DZ-GX3100E
DZ-BX37E/BX35E
When using viewfinder
approx. 70 min
approx. 85 min
When using LCD monitor
approx. 65 min
approx. 75 min
When using viewfinder
approx. 70 min
approx. 85 min
FINE
When using LCD monitor
approx. 65 min
approx. 75 min
When using viewfinder
approx. 80 min
approx. 100 min
When using LCD monitor
approx. 70 min
approx. 85 min
STD
*1 The time is only for reference: It will vary depending on recording contents.
*2 Unavailable for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E.
The reference for how long the DVD video camera/recorder can actually be used
will be approx. 1/2 to 1/3 of the above time:
The continuously recordable time of DVD video camera/recorder in the above table shows the time
available when the DVD video camera/recorder is in the recording mode without using any other
function after recording is started. In actual recording, the battery will discharge 2 – 3 times faster
than this reference, since the REC button and zoom are being operated, and playback is performed.
Assume that the actually recordable time with a fully charged battery is between 1/2 and 1/3 of the
above time, and prepare enough batteries to allow for the time you are planning to record on the
DVD video camera/recorder.
The continuously recordable time may be less depending on the conditions when the DVD video
camera/recorder is used (if recording and recording pause are repeated at short intervals, etc.).
Note that the battery discharges faster in cold places.
Note:
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 138 when charging is not possible.
• The charge time will vary depending on the battery remaining level.
• During and after charging, and when the DVD video camera/recorder is being used, the battery will be warm, but
this does not indicate a fault.
• A battery cannot be charged while the DC power cord is connected to the DC output jack of AC adapter/charger:
Unplug the DC power cord when charging a battery.
• Charge the battery at ambient temperature 10ºC to 30ºC: Charging at temperatures other than this range could
damage the battery.
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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
• The battery will slightly discharge even if it is
detached from the DVD video camera/
recorder.
• If the battery is left attached to DVD video
camera/recorder, it will consume a slight
amount of power. Therefore, it is
recommended that you charge the battery
shortly before using the DVD video camera/
recorder, usually on the day before you plan to
use it.
When not using the DVD video camera/
recorder for an extended period:
It is recommended that you fully charge the
battery once a year, attach it to DVD video
camera/recorder and use it up; then remove the
battery and store it in a cool place again.
Battery life:
The battery life varies greatly depending on the
ambient environment and how often the DVD
video camera/recorder is used. If the usable
time of DVD video camera/recorder with a fully
charged battery is noticeably short, the battery is
probably dead: Purchase a new one.
Power save and discharge of battery:
It is recommended that you turn the DVD video
camera/recorder off in status other than
recording, since even during recording pause
battery power is consumed at the same level as
during recording.
If, when you specify Power Save On, the
recording pause status continues for
approximately 5 minutes, the DVD video
camera/recorder will automatically turn off.
To set or release power save, see “TURNING
DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER OFF
AUTOMATICALLY (POWER SAVE)” on
page 33.
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Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On and
Off
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 “"”:
To record still on SD
memory card
Set to “!”:
To record movie on DVDRAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/
+RW disc
Set to “ ”:
To record still on DVDRAM disc
Power ON status
During playback, set the power switch to “!”
or “ ” when using disc, or set it to “"” when
using card.
Turn the switch while holding down the gray
button at the right of switch.
OFF
Power switch
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OFF
Note:
• Once you turn the DVD video camera/recorder on to
let it recognize the disc, you can immediately record
or play back by turning the DVD video camera/
recorder on again. However, if a long time has
elapsed after the disc was inserted, it will take some
time for the DVD video camera/recorder to start
because it must recognize the disc again (see
“Troubleshooting” on page 138).
• It will take some time for the DVD video camera/
recorder to display the Disc Navigation screen after
power is turned on.
• When the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on,
the self-diagnosis function will work and a message
may appear. In this case, refer to “Trouble Messages”
on page 132 and take corrective action.
If you open the LCD monitor, you can monitor
subject image on the LCD screen.
1 Open the LCD monitor.
VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH
VIEWFINDER
1 Pull out the viewfinder.
2 Turn the diopter control knob to adjust the
focus to suit your eyesight.
The LCD monitor has a portion where you
can hook your finger. Hook the finger there to
open the monitor.
●Range where the LCD monitor can
be moved
The LCD monitor can be opened up to
approximately 90º.
If the LCD monitor is open 90º, it can be tilted
with the screen down as much as 90º, and can
also be tilted with screen up and turned up to
180° so the screen faces in the same direction as
the lens.
Note:
• If no image appears in viewfinder, refer to
“Troubleshooting” on page 138.
• If the LCD monitor is opened approximately 90º, the
viewfinder will be off: Turn the open LCD monitor 180º
so that it faces the same direction as the lens; the
image will appear in the viewfinder.
• Focusing will not be correct unless the viewfinder is
pulled out.
• See “LCD/EVF Setup” (on page 36) if you wish to
display images in the viewfinder regardless of
whether you open or close the LCD monitor.
Diopter control
Viewfinder
If the LCD monitor is turned 180º so the screen
faces in the same direction as the lens during
recording, subject image will also appear in the
viewfinder as a mirror image (left/right
reversed).
Tilt the LCD monitor to adjust its vertical angle
so that you can see the screen easily.
Note:
• If no image appears on LCD monitor screen, refer to
“Troubleshooting” on page 138.
• If LCD monitor lights white, refer to page 57.
• Be sure to open the LCD monitor approximately 90º
before changing its vertical angle.
• Do not record for a prolonged time with the LCD
monitor turned approximately 180º in close contact
with the DVD video camera/recorder body: Doing this
could cause the DVD video camera/recorder and LCD
monitor to become hot.
Pull out the viewfinder
until a click is heard.
180º
90º
Hook your finger
(Bottom)
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VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR
SCREEN
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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.
Use 2 / 1 / 0 / / buttons
to select, and then press to
designate.
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
0// buttons to choose “Date Setup” and
then “Date Set”.
2 Press the / button.
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
Da t e Mode
1 / 1 / 2006
0: 0 0
Press the 2 or 1 button to select the
number for current date/time, and then
repeat step 3 to set the current date and time.
Note:
To stop date/time setting midway, press the button.
The figure for the
month will be selected.
ENTER
RETURN
[The digit that is
highlighted first depends on the date display
format (set up in Date Mode): The digit on the
left end of the date display will be first
highlighted.]
4 After setting the current
Note:
After setting the figure for the month, press the /
button to select the digit to be set. If you press the
button after selecting the figure for the month,
the screen for verifying the set date will appear
instead of screen for setting day, year or time.
5 If the displayed date and time are correct,
3 Press the 0 or /
button to select the digit
you want to set in
sequence.
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
Da t e Mode
ENTER
3 0 / 9 / 2006
8 : 00
date and time, press the
button.
The screen for verifying
the set date will appear.
Da t e Se t
30 / 9 / 2006 8 : 00
Da t e s e t u p?
YES
NO
ENTER
press the 0 button to choose “YES”, and
then press the button.
The date and time will be set, and the DVD
video camera/recorder will enter the
recording pause status.
Choosing “NO” will restore the menu screen.
RETURN
CHANGING DISPLAY FORMAT OF DATE AND TIME
You can select one of three date display formats: day/month/year, month/day/year or year/
month/day. Choose “Date Mode” on the “Date Setup” menu screen in procedure 1, and then set to
the desired date display mode.
Note:
This DVD video camera/recorder incorporates a rechargeable battery to store the date and time in memory. If this
built-in battery is exhausted, the date and time will be reset. To prevent this, connect the AC adapter/charger to DVD
video camera/recorder every 6 months, and leave them for at least 24 hours with the DVD video camera/recorder
turned off: The built-in battery will be charged.
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Initial Settings
Press the MENU button, and then use 2/1/0/// 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
I n i t i a l Setup
On
Be e p
then press the button.
Of f
Powe r S a v e
R e c o r d LED
On: Beep will be heard
Language
Demo Mode
Re s e t
when the power
ENTER
RETURN
switch is changed
over, the REC button is pressed in the Video
mode, the SLEEP/START or EJECT button
is pressed, etc.
Off: No beep is heard.
Note:
The “Beep” setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER OFF AUTOMATICALLY
(POWER SAVE)
Select “On” or “Off”, and
I n i t i a l Setup
On
Be e p
then press the button.
Of f
Powe r S a v e
R e c o r d LED
On: To engage power
Language
Demo Mode
Re s e t
save. If the DVD
ENTER
RETURN
video camera/
recorder is left in the recording pause status
without being operated for 5 minutes, it
will automatically turn off to prevent the
battery from discharging needlessly.
Off: To cancel power save.
Note:
• To turn the DVD video camera/recorder on again from
automatic off activated by the power save function,
set the power switch to “OFF”, and then set it to “!”,
“ ” or “"”.
• The Power Save setting will not appear in the onscreen information display.
• If the sleep/start standby status continues for 30
minutes, the DVD video camera/recorder will
automatically turn off regardless of the Power Save
setting.
CHANGING DISPLAY LANGUAGE (LANGUAGE)
You can change the language used to display the menu and information.
The following shows that English is changed to French.
1 Press or / with
the screen shown on the
right displayed: The
“Language” screen will
appear.
2 Choose “Français”, and
then press .
The display will change
to French.
I n i t i a l Setup
Be e p
Powe r S a v e
R e c o r d LED
L an gu age
Demo Mode
Re s e t
ENTER
RETURN
On
Of f
On
En g l i s h
Au t o
Note:
The language setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
L an gu age
En g l i s h
Español
I t a l i ano
ENTER
F r ança i s
Deutsch
RETURN
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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.)
1 Choose “Reset” on the
“Initial Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the button.
I n i t i a l Setup
Be e p
Powe r S a v e
R e c o r d LED
Language
Demo Mode
Re s e t
ENTER
RETURN
2 If you are sure that you
On
Off
On
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Auto
wish to reset, use the
0 button to choose
“YES”, and then press
the button.
Re s e t
Re s e t ?
YES
NO
ENTER
The screen for verifying reset will appear.
The setting items have now been reset to
defaults.
Note:
To cancel resetting midway, choose “NO” on the screen
for verification in step 2 or press the button.
TURNING RECORD LED ON OR OFF (RECORD LED)
You can switch off the recording indicator on the front of DVD video camera/recorder even during
recording.
Select “On” or “Off”, and
I n i t i a l Setup
On
On
Be e p
then press the button.
Of f
Powe r S a v e
R e c o r d LED
On: The recording
Language
Demo Mode
Re s e t
indicator will light
ENTER
RETURN
red to show that the
DVD video camera/recorder is recording.
Off: The recording indicator will not light even
during recording.
Note:
• The Record LED setting will not appear in the onscreen information display.
• The Record LED setting will be stored in memory
even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned
off.
• Specify “Record LED: Off” when recording a subject
behind a glass or water tank that reflects light: The
reflected light of the recording indicator will not be
recorded.
• Even if “Record LED: Off” is specified, the recording
indicator will light while the self-timer is counting
down.
CHANGING SETTING OF DEMONSTRATION
1 Press the MENU
button, choose “Initial
Setup”, “Demo Mode”,
and then press the button.
I n i t i a l Setu p
Beep
Po w e r S a v e
Re c o r d LED
Language
Demo Mode
Reset
ENTER
RETURN
Auto
Of f
Start
2 Press the 2 or 1 button to choose the
desired option, and then press the button.
Auto: To start demonstration if the DVD
video camera/recorder is inactive for
approx. 3 minutes after it is turned on.
Off:
To set demonstration to off.
Start: To start demonstration immediately.
3 Press the MENU button again to exit setting.
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Note:
• Pressing the (STOP/EXIT) or DISC NAVIGATION
button will exit demonstration.
• If you choose “Auto”, the demonstration will not start if
a disc is loaded with the power switch set to “!” or
“ ”, or a card is loaded with the power switch set to
“"”.
• The demonstration function will not work when the
DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC (DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E only).
• While the demonstration is being given, the recording
indicator will blink.
LCD/EVF Setup
ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND
VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS)
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
0/// buttons to choose “LCD/EVF
Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu
screen, and then choose “LCD Brightness”or
“EVF Brightness”.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Note:
The brightness setting will be stored in memory even
after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
The brightness adjustment bar will appear on
the screen.
2 Use the 0// buttons
for adjustment.
LCD / EVF A d j u s t
LCD B r i g h t n e s s
EVF B r i g h t n e s s
Press 0 :
The screen becomes
dimmer.
Press / :
The screen becomes
brighter.
Colour Level
ADJUST
ENTER
Brightness
adjustment bar
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ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY (COLOUR LEVEL)
You can adjust the color density of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder.
1 Press the MENU
LCD / EVF Se t u p
LCD/ EVF Ad j u s t
button, use the 2/
Au t o
EVF D i s p l a y
1/0///
buttons to choose
ENTER
RETURN
“LCD/EVF Adjust” on
the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu screen, and then
choose “Colour Level”.
Note:
• The colour setting will be stored in memory even after
the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• Even if the brightness or density of LCD monitor
screen or viewfinder is changed, the brightness or
density of the recorded image itself will not change.
The color density adjustment bar will appear
on the screen.
2 Use the 0// buttons
for adjustment.
LCD / EVF A d j u s t
LCD B r i g h t n e s s
EVF B r i g h t n e s s
Press 0 :
For lighter colour.
Press / :
For denser colour.
Colour Level
ADJUST
ENTER
Color density
adjustment bar
ALWAYS DISPLAYING IMAGE IN VIEWFINDER
1 Press the MENU
button, use the 2/
1/0///
buttons to choose “EVF
Display” on the “LCD/
EVF Setup” menu screen.
LCD / EVF Se t u p
LCD/ EVF Ad j u s t
EVF D i s p l a y
ENTER
RETURN
2 Choose “On” and decide it.
Au t o
On
Auto: If the LCD monitor is open, no image
will appear in the viewfinder.
On: Images will always appear in the
viewfinder regardless of whether the
LCD monitor is open/closed.
Note:
The setting on EVF Display will be stored in memory
even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
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Inserting and Removing Disc
1 Press down the DISC EJECT button once and
release it.
A few moments after the ACCESS/PC
indicator blinks, the cover of disc insertion
block will open.
Pickup lens
2 Gently open the cover by hand fully until it
stops.
DISC EJECT
3 When inserting a disc:
Push the disc against the turntable at the
center to lock it until a click is heard.
• Note that the recording surface of disc must face
the inside of DVD video camera/recorder. When
using a single-sided disc, the recording surface is
the side without label.
• Never touch the disc recording surface or pickup
lens. Touching the pickup lens could cause a fault.
• Use the disc cleaning cloth provided to wipe off
any dirt adhering to the disc recording surface.
• Do not use a dirtied or scratched disc.
4 Push the section marked “PUSH CLOSE” on
the cover of disc insertion block, to close the
cover.
Then the DVD video camera/recorder will
automatically recognize the disc: While the
ACCESS/PC indicator is lit, do not cut off the
power supply, and do not subject the DVD
video camera/recorder to any vibrations or
impact.
Push the shaded
portion.
When removing the disc:
While pushing down the center portion of
turntable, pick up the disc, holding its edge,
to remove it.
Turntable
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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.
• Disc cannot be inserted or removed unless a charged battery or AC adapter/charger is connected to the DVD
video camera/recorder.
• If there is some delay before recording starts, refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 138.
• Do not close the cover if a disc is not properly loaded on the turntable.
• If a single-sided disc is inserted into DVD video camera/recorder with the printed label facing the inside, an error
message will appear. Remove the disc and reinsert it with its recording side facing the inside. See “Trouble
Messages” on page 132.
• Do not remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter/charger during removal of the disc or until power is
completely turned off: If you do, the disc cover will not open. If this happens, reattach the battery or AC adapter/
charger, push down the DISC EJECT button once, and then release it.
• Do not insert anything other than the 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc into the disc insertion block:
Doing so could cause malfunctions.
• When inserting or removing the disc, BE SURE NOT to look into the lens in laser pickup: Doing so could damage
your eyesight.
• When the power switch is set to “"”, the disc cannot be removed: To remove the disc, set the power switch to
“OFF” or “!”.
• When using double-sided disc
Recording is possible on both sides of double-sided disc. However, when recording or playback on one side is
finished, recording or playback will not move automatically to the other side. Remove the disc once from the DVD
video camera/recorder, turn over the disc and insert it again for continued use.
The recording surfaces of double-sided disc are likely to become dirtied or scratched: Always make sure that
there is no dirt or scratch on the recording surface facing the pickup lens, and then use the disc taking great care
that it is not dirtied or scratched. Use the provided disc cleaning cloth to wipe off any dirt on disc (see page 9).
●When using brand-new DVD-RW/+RW disc
When a disc is first loaded in the DVD video camera/recorder, the “Format Disc” screen will appear.
When recording on this DVD video
camera/recorder:
Choose “Yes” on the “Format Disc” screen, and
then press .
When using DVD-RW, choose the recording
format (VR or VF mode), and then press the
button.
The disc will be formatted.
F o r ma t D i s c
F o r ma t D i s c
Disc is not formatted.
Format the disc now?
YES
ENTER
NO
Disc Format.
S e l e c t r e c o r d f o r ma t .
VR Mo d e
VF Mo d e
ENTER
(When using DVD-RW)
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When recording data from PC:
While the “Format Disc” screen is displayed,
choose “No” and then press , or press the button.
However, if data from PC has not yet been
recorded, the disc can be made usable on this
DVD video camera/recorder. When inserting
the disc into this DVD video camera/recorder,
the same message will appear: If you wish to use
it on this DVD video camera/recorder, choose
“YES”.
English
Inserting and Removing Card
1 Open the LCD monitor.
2 Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off.
3 Open the cover of card insertion block.
4 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.
5 Close the cover of card insertion block.
Note:
• Always close the cover of cart insertion block: Placing
the DVD video camera/recorder on a desk, etc. with
cover open could damage the cover.
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Basic Techniques
This section explains about recording of movies and still images, and also basic settings on
DVD video camera/recorder.
Recording Movie
Before You Begin
Pressing REC
once will start
recording;
pressing it once
again will
temporarily stop
recording.
• Insert a recordable DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc into this DVD video camera/
recorder.
ACCESS/PC
indicator
OFF
1 Remove the lens cap, and then point the DVD
video camera/recorder at subject.
2 Turn the DVD camera/recorder on.
Set the power switch to “!” to turn the DVD
video camera/recorder on.
After the ACCESS/PC indicator goes out,
perform the subsequent operation:
3 Check the subject on the screen (viewfinder
or LCD).
When using the viewfinder, close the LCD
monitor before pulling out the viewfinder.
4 Press the REC button.
The “9” mark in the viewfinder or on the
LCD screen will change to the “:” mark,
and recording will start.
During recording, the recording indicator on
the front of DVD video camera/recorder will
light.
Pressing REC again during recording will set
the DVD video camera/recorder to the
recording pause status.
5 When recording is finished, turn the DVD
video camera/recorder off.
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Note:
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 138 when recording
movie is not possible.
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 138 if it takes some
time before recording is possible.
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 138 if the DVD video
camera/recorder does not operate.
• See page 43 for on-screen information display.
• While the ACCESS/PC indicator is lit or blinking, do
not turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, and take
care not to subject it to any vibration: Doing so could
cause an error in the recorded data, which could
make it unplayable (see page 6).
• The minimum recordable time of movie is
approximately 3 seconds.
• See page 34 for setting of Record LED (recording
indicator) On/Off.
• For various functions available during recording, see
“Setting Up Camera Functions” on page 56.
• Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that
cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect.
• The power switch can be changed over even during
recording, but the operation will not be changed.
• It is recommended that you set the LOCK switch to (the upper position) to prevent the power switch in the
“!” position from accidentally moving to “ ” position.
• Each time the DVD video camera/recorder enters the
recording pause status, the counter display will be
reset to “0:00:00”.
• If, when using a +RW, one-time recording duration is
short or you frequently switch the video quality,
recording may not be possible even when the disc
has remaining space.
Recording Stills
Note:
Recording of still images is possible on DVD-RAM disc
and card.
ACCESS/PC
indicator
PHOTO button
CARD ACCESS indicator
1 Remove the lens cap, and then point the DVD
video camera/recorder at subject.
2 Turn the DVD camera/recorder on.
When using DVD-RAM disc:
Set the power switch to “ ”.
When using card:
Set the power switch to “"”.
After the ACCESS indicator goes out,
perform the subsequent operation:
5 Press the PHOTO button all the way (full
pressing).
The screen will be black, and then the
recorded still will be displayed. When the
“9” mark appears, you can proceed with
the next recording; while “DISC ACCESS” or
“CARD ACCESS” is being displayed, you
cannot proceed with the next recording.
Note:
• If you wish to record without locating a subject at the
center of screen, first locate the subject at the center
of screen, press the PHOTO button halfway down,
determine the composition to be recorded, and then
press the PHOTO button all the way down.
• If you press the PHOTO button all the way down at
one stroke without pressing it half way, recording will
be possible, but the focus may be incorrect.
• If focusing is difficult with auto focus, choose manual
focus, and manually correct the focus before
recording (see page 52).
• See “SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS” on page 151
for details of photos on card.
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 138 if recording
photos is not possible.
• Shake of the DVD video camera/recorder may cause
blur in recorded image.
• When holding the DVD video camera/recorder for
recording, grasp it securely with both hands.
• When recording with higher zoom magnification, it is
recommended that you secure the DVD video
camera/recorder on a tripod.
• The range of screen in which recording is possible will
be different for movie and still.
• There may be a difference between the image you
see on the LCD screen or viewfinder and the
recorded image.
3 Check the subject on the screen (viewfinder
or LCD).
When using the viewfinder, pull it out and
close the LCD monitor.
4 Press the PHOTO button half way (half
pressing).
The DVD video camera/recorder will
automatically focus on the subject at the
center of screen, and the “9” indicator on
screen will light in purple (the focus will not
change when manual focus is chosen).
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English
Swift Restart of Recording (SLEEP/RESTART
button)
If you press the SLEEP/RESTART button while in the recording pause status instead of turning the
DVD video camera/recorder off, the status that recording is possible will be restored in approx. one
second.
Setting to the sleep/restart standby
status:
Press the SLEEP/RESTART button in the
recording pause status.
The SLEEP/RESTART button will light, and the
DVD video camera/recorder will enter the
sleep/restart standby status.
In the following cases, pressing the SLEEP/
RESTART button will not set the DVD video
camera/recorder to the sleep/restart standby
status:
• No disc or card is inserted into this DVD video
camera/recorder.
• The loaded disc or card has no remaining free space.
• The Disc Navigation screen is being displayed.
• The power switch is set to “ ” when using a DVDRW/DVD-R/+RW.
• During playback.
• An unusable disc or card is loaded.
Restoring from sleep/restart standby
status
Press the SLEEP/RESTART button that is lit:
The DVD video camera/recorder will return to
the recording pause status.
Pressing the REC or PHOTO button will also
restore the DVD video camera/recorder to
recording pause from the sleep/restart standby
status.
The following operation will release the sleep/
restart standby status:
• Press down the DISC EJECT button.
• Change over the power switch (!↔ ).
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Note:
• If you press the REC or PHOTO button while in the
sleep/restart standby status, the sleep/restart status
will be released, but recording of a video or photo will
not start. To record, press the REC or PHOTO button
again.
• After the DVD video camera/recorder is restored from
the sleep/restart standby status, the zoom position
will return to 1 to 1.5x. The settings on manual focus,
exposure and rear lighting will also reset to the initial
values.
• The DVD video camera/recorder in sleep/restart
standby status consumes approx. half the power it
does during ordinary recording, but the recordable
duration in that status will be longer than standing by
in the recording pause status.
• If the sleep/restart standby status continues more
than 30 minutes, the DVD video camera/recorder will
turn off regardless of the Power Save setting (leaving
the DVD video camera/recorder in recording pause
status for 5 minutes will also turn it off: Default).
• Setting the power switch to OFF in the sleep/restart
standby status will turn the DVD video camera/
recorder off.
SLEEP/RESTART button
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.
C 8. Microphone filter
8 2. Program AE
= 3. White balance
A 4. EIS
B 5. Manual Focus
@ 6. Backlight compensation
7. 16:9 mode
9. Video flash
10. Self-timer
11. External Input
12. Recording status
1. Recording mode
Movie recording time
13. Zoom
17. Remaining space
on disc/card
18. Remaining
battery level
14. Exposure correction
19. Volume
15. Disc/Card type
Warning message
Current date/time
16. Movie recording quality
The above screen is an example for
explanation:
It is different from the actual display.
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1. Recording mode (p. 40, 41, 63)
English
*1
*1
*1
*1
: Movie
: Still (Disc)
: External input still (field) (Disc)
: External input still (frame) (Disc)
: Still (Card)
: External input still (field) (Card)
: External input still (frame) (Card)
2. Program AE (only in movie recording mode)
(p. 56)
No display : Auto
: Sports
5
: Portrait
6
: Spotlight
7
: Sand & Snow
8
: Low Light
9
8. Microphone filter (only in movie recording
mode) (p. 59)
No display : Microphone filter OFF
: Microphone filter ON
C
9. Video flash*3 [when Video Flash (sold
separately) is attached] (only in still recording
mode) (p. 55)
No display : Emits light automatically
: Always emits light
: No light emission
10. Self-timer (only in still recording mode) (p. 64)
No display : Self-timer OFF
: Self-timer ON
D
(countdown is from 10 seconds)
11. External Input (p. 63)*1
3. White balance (p. 57)
L IN
No display : Auto
: Set
;
: Outdoor
<
: Indoor
=
: AV input
12. Recording status
:
9
: During recording
: During recording pause (lights in
green)
When focus locks during photo
recording (lights in purple)
4. Electronic image stabilizer (EIS)*2 (p. 59)
No display : EIS OFF
: EIS ON
A
5. Manual focus (p. 52)
No display : Autofocus
: (display in English, German or
B
Chinese (simplified, traditional)):
Manual focus
E
: (display in French or Italian):
Manual focus
I
: (display in Spanish): Manual
focus
No display*4
13. Zoom (p. 50)
)
(Digital Zoom: Off)
*
(Digital Zoom: 40×*5)
+
(Digital Zoom: 500×*6 only in movie
recording mode)
14. Exposure correction (p. 54)
6. Backlight compensation (p. 54)
No display
No display : Backlight compensation OFF
: Backlight compensation ON
@
7. 16:9 mode (only in movie recording mode)
(p. 61)
No display : 16:9 mode OFF
: 16:9 mode ON
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: Auto
: Manual
: DVD-RAM
DVD-RAM (write-protected)
DVD-RW (VR-mode/VF-mode)
Protected DVD-RW (VR-mode) disc
DVD-RW (VR-mode) disc finalized
on this video camera/recorder
: DVD-RW (VR-mode) disc finalized
on a device other than this DVD
video camera/recorder
: Finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode) disc
: DVD-R
: DVD-R disc already finalized on this
DVD video camera/recorder
: DVD-R disc finalized on a device
other than this DVD video camera/
recorder
:
!
/:
:
:
"
%*
* Includes DVD-R recorded on a
Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder
model older than DZ-GX3300E/
GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E
and not finalized.
: +RW
: Finalized +RW
: SD memory card
&
: Locked SD memory card
'
No display*7
16. Movie recording quality (when using disc) (p. 60)
XTRA
FINE
STD
English
15. Disc/Card type
: Best quality
: High quality
: Standard quality
Still recording quality (when using card) (p. 63)
FINE
NORM
ECO
: High quality
: Standard quality
: Number of recordable stills is
prioritized
17. Remaining space on disc/card*8
REM XX
MIN*9
REM XX*10
: Remaining recordable minutes
during movie recording
: Number of remaining recordable
still images during still recording
18. Remaining battery level (p. 29)
J (full charge)
K
L
M (low remaining charge)
19. Volume (p. 69)
:
The volume can be adjusted during
external input and playback.
*1
*2
*3
Not displayed on DZ-BX37E/BX35E.
EIS cannot be used when recording photos on DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E.
Displayed on DZ-GX3200E when the optional video Flash is attached to it. Not displayed on DZ-GX3100E/
BX37E/BX35E.
*4 When no disc or card is in the DVD video camera/recorder, or disc has not yet been initialized, a writeprotected disc or locked card, or a disc or card with no remaining space, has been inserted.
*5 “60x” will appear on DZ-GX3100E; “100x” on DZ-BX37E/BX35E.
*6 “800x” will appear on DZ-GX3100E; “1,200x” on DZ-BX37E/BX35E.
*7 No display if no disc or card is loaded, or if a disc or card unusable on this DVD video camera/recorder is
loaded.
*8 No remaining time or number will be displayed with a protected disc or locked card, or finalized DVD-RW (VFmode)/DVD-R/+RW disc.
*9 In XTRA mode, possible recording time may be longer than the displayed time.
*10 The displayed number of recordable stills is for reference: This number may not decrease, depending on the
recording conditions (not displayed with a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc).
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●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 43) and recording status (see 12 on
page 43) will appear. If the DVD video camera/
recorder has warning information, a warning message will appear.
DISPLAY
Note:
The DVD video camera/recorder does not record the date and time as a part of image. However, this information
during recording will be recorded with image as data which can be checked on Disc Navigation screen during
playback (see “INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING RECORDING” on page 43).
●Display when recording an image of yourself
When recording with the LCD screen facing the same direction as the
lens, the operating status will appear: The battery remaining level will
appear only when the remaining level is very low, and the display will
blink.
The following operating status indicator will light or blink to give
warning message to user. The message can be checked when returning
the LCD monitor 180º to the original status from the status in which the
LCD screen was facing the same direction as the lens.
No warning/message (see page 43) will appear when recording with the LCD screen facing the same
direction as the lens.
Instead, the following screen display symbols will blink to inform you of the operation status of
DVD video camera/recorder.
When the LCD monitor is turned 180º from the position with the LCD screen facing the same
direction as the lens, the warning/message can be checked.
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Screen
display
symbol
Description
/
• A write-protected disc is loaded.
• A locked card is loaded.
)
• An unusable card is loaded.
%
• An attempt to record a still is being made with a DVD-RW/DVDR/+RW disc used.
• An unusable disc is loaded.
7
• During recording (lights in red).
• The remaining capacity on disc is approaching the limit 0 (blinks
in red).
8
• During recording pause (lights in green).
• During focus lock (lights in purple).
• The remaining capacity on disc or card is approaching the limit 0
(blinks in red).
• There is no remaining capacity on disc or card (blinks in green).
• An attempt to record a copy-guarded image is being made
(blinks in green).
Operating status/
warning message
Battery remaining
level
Note:
• If the LCD screen is set facing the same direction as the lens, the LCD screen will display a mirror image (left and
right reversed).
• If the LCD screen is set facing the same direction as the lens, you can also view subject image in the viewfinder.
• Although you can switch to the manual focus, exposure and on-screen display modes even during recording with
LCD screen facing the same direction as lens, they will not appear on the screen.
• When the LCD monitor is opened and turned 180º with the Program AE set to Low Light, the monitor screen will
light white (see page 57).
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●Interpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen
facing the same direction as the lens:
English
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.
You can use the 2/1/0// buttons on DVD video camera/recorder to select various setting
options in Full Menu and designate them.
The cursor to be
chosen will move to
the right.
Press the MENU button.
Press / or Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up
F u l l Me n u
Me n u
AAu t o
P r o g r am AE
AAu t o
Wh i t e Ba l .
On
EIS
D i g . Zo om
40x
Of f
M IC. F i l t e r
ENTER
RETURN
Press 1
The cursor to
be chosen will
move down.
Press 2
R e c o r d F u n c t i o n s Se t up
V I DEO Mo d e
F I NE
16:9
On
I npu t S o u r c e
CAMERA
OSD Ou t pu t
On
ENTER
Press 0 or Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up
F u l l Me n u
Me n u
AAu t o
P r o g r am AE
AAu t o
Wh i t e Ba l .
On
EIS
D i g . Zo om
40x
Of f
M IC. F i l t e r
ENTER
RETURN
RETURN
Press the button directly to choose an option from menu.
To return to the screen one before, press the button.
Pressing the MENU button again will cause the Menu display to
disappear.
Note:
• To display the Quick Menu, choose “Menu” -> “Quick Menu” on the Camera Functions Setup screen.
Press / or Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up
F u l l Me n u
Me n u
Quick Menu
P r o g r am AE
Wh i t e Ba l .
EIS
D i g . Zo om
M IC. F i l t e r
ENTER
RETURN
Qu i c k Menu
Qu i c k Menu
Menu
Men u f o r c ame r a f u n c t i o n
setup.
ENTER
RETURN
• Pressing the MENU button during recording will not display the menu.
• The menu screen will disappear when it is left for approx. one minute without any operation.
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●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
Me n u
: F u l l Me n u
P r o g r am AE : A A u t o
Wh i t e Ba l . : A A u t o
EIS
: On
D i g . Zo om
: 40x
M IC. F i l t e r : O f f
ENTER
RETURN
Menu (p. 48)
Date Setup
D a t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
Da t e Mod e : D / M / Y
ENTER
RETURN
Date setting (p. 32)
Display format (p. 32)
Program AE (p. 56)
White balance (p. 57)
EIS*1 (p. 59)
Digital zoom (p. 50)
Microphone filter*2 (p. 59)
LCD/EVF Setup
LCD / EVF Se t u p
L CD / EVF Ad j u s t
EVF D i s p l a y : A u t o
Flash*3 (p. 55)
ENTER
*1: Not displayed when DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/
GX3100E is in “ ” or “"” status.
*2: Displayed only in “!” status.
*3: Displayed when DZ-GX3300E is recording a photo
(not displayed when the optional Video Flash is
connected).
Record Functions Setup
R e c o r d F u n c t i o n s Se t up
V I DEO Mo d e
: F I NE
16:9
: On
I npu t S o u r c e : CAMERA
OSD Ou t pu t
: On
ENTER
RETURN
Adjust (p. 35)
EVF Display (p. 36)
Initial Setup
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
:
Power Save :
Re c o r d LED :
L a ng u a g e
:
Demo Mod e
:
Reset
ENTER
RETURN
On
Off
On
Eng l i s h
Auto
RETURN
Movie quality*4 (p. 60)
16:9*5 (p. 61)
Input selection (p. 63)*9
External still input*6*9 (p. 64)
Self-timer*7 (p. 64)
On-screen information display output*8 (p. 65)
Beep (p. 33)
Power save (p. 33)
Recording LED (p. 34)
Language selection (p. 33)
Demo mode (p. 34)
Reset (p. 34)
*4: Not displayed with DVD-RAM disc in “ ” status.
The quality mode is displayed in “"” status. (p. 63)
*5: Not displayed in “ ” or “"” status, or with external
input.
*6: Displayed with DVD-RAM disc in “ ” status, or “"”,
and input selection is set to external signal.
*7: Displayed with DVD-RAM disc in “ ” status, or “"”
status.
*8: Displayed only when input selection is set to
camera.
*9: Not displayed on DZ-BX37E/BX35E.
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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 10-power is exceeded on DZ-GX3300E/
GX3200E, or optical 15-power is exceeded on
DZ-GX3100E or optical 25-power is exceeded on
DZ-BX37E/BX35E).
You can zoom up to 500-power on DZGX3300E/GX3200E; up to 800-power on DZGX3100E; up to 1,200-power on DZ-BX37E/
BX35E.
W: recording wide area
(wide-angle)
T: recording enlarged
image (telephoto)
1 Press the MENU button, choose “Dig. Zoom”
on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press the button.
2 Choose the desired magnification, and then
press the button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Moving the zoom lever will display the
digital zoom bar.
Note:
• The digital zoom setting will be stored in memory
even if the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• You can also use the DIGITAL ZOOM button on
remote control to switch the digital zoom setting:
Pressing the button during movie recording will switch
the setting between “Off”, “40×”*1, and “500×”*2:
Pressing the button during photo recording will switch
between “Off” and “40×”*1.
• If you set zoom to “500×”*2 when recording photo, the
digital zoom will be up to 40×*1.
• When a subject is zoomed, it may be momentarily out
of focus.
• When digital zoom is engaged, the image quality will
be rougher.
*1 “60x” on DZ-GX3100E; “100x” on DZ-BX37E/
BX35E.
*2 “800x” on DZ-GX3100E; “1,200x” on DZ-BX37E/
BX35E.
MACRO RECORDING
Use the macro function when recording a small object from close-up position: You can shoot the
subject as close as approximately 2 cm from the lens surface, magnifying the image to fill the screen.
1 Aim the DVD video camera/recorder at the
subject, and press the zoom lever to “W”
control side.
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Note:
• Zoom can be used, but the subject may not be
focused, depending on the distance to the subject. In
this case, move the zoom to “W” control side to focus.
• The amount of light tends to be insufficient during
macro recording: If the subject image is too dark, use
additional lighting.
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 DZGX3100E
Thread pitch: 0.75 mm for DZ-GX3300E; 0.5 mm for DZ-GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E
When attaching the optional DZ-TL1 tele-conversion lens or DZ-WL1 wide-conversion lens, use the
optional step-up ring: DZ-SR3437 for DZ-GX3200E/BX37E/BX35E, DZ-SR3037 for DZ-GX3100E (see
page 131).
1 Remove the lens hood from DVD video
camera/recorder, and attach the step-up ring
over the lens.
When using the DZ-GX3100E, you need not
remove the lens hood.
Lens hood
2 Remove the cap of conversion lens, and screw
the lens into the thread of step-up ring.
When using the DZ-GX3300E, you need not
use the step-up ring.
Conversion lens
Step-up ring
(Remove)
(Attach)
• Tele-conversion lens: For stronger telephoto effect
• Wide-conversion lens: For stronger wide-angle effect
Note:
• Be careful not to lose the removed lens hood.
• With DZ-TL1 tele-conversion lens, the focusing range
at “T” (telephoto) control side is between approx. 5 m
and infinite.
• When a conversion lens is attached, note that the four
corners of screen will be slightly dim if you zoom in on
a subject on the W control side (wide-angle side).
• When replacing the lens, take care not to drop the
DVD video camera/recorder.
• Attaching the conversion lens will disable the function
of the built-in flash (for DZ-GX3300E only): Specify
“Flash: Off” (see page 55).
• If a generally available filter is attached, do not attach
the removed lens hood.
• Some generally available conversion lenses may not
be usable on this DVD video camera/recorder,
depending on the lens maker.
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RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO
EFFECT
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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).
Focusing range
You can switch the display mode of on-screen information:
• On T (tele) side: approximately 1 m from lens surface to infinity
• On W (wide) side: approximately 2 cm from lens surface to infinity
1 Press the FOCUS button during recording.
“MF” will appear on the screen.
Manual Focus icon
VOL.
2 Press the zoom lever to “T” control side to
zoom in on subject.
FOCUS
Adjust with % and $ buttons
3 Use the % $ buttons to adjust the focus,
while viewing the image in the viewfinder or
on the LCD screen.
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Note:
• Pressing FOCUS will alternate between manual focus
and auto focus. With auto focus, no indication will
appear on the screen.
• Be sure to zoom in on your subject before manually
focusing on it. If you bring the subject into focus at the
“W” control side, focus will be faulty when you turn the
zoom lever to the “T” control side to zoom in on the
subject.
• Manual focus is released when the DVD video
camera/recorder is turned off. When you turn the DVD
video camera/recorder on next time, auto focus will be
restored.
Objects not in
the center of
screen
Objects with
little variation
in brightness,
such as white
wall
Objects that
are far and
near at the
same time
Objects
moving rapidly
Objects lit by
neon sign,
spotlight, etc.
which glares
or emits
strong light
Dark objects
Object behind
glass with
water
droplets, dirt
on it
Night view
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Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 52):
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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.
1 Press the EXPOSURE button during
recording.
VOL.
The exposure adjustment bar will appear on
the screen.
EXPOSURE
Adjust with % and $ buttons
Exposure adjustment bar
2 Use the % $ buttons to adjust the exposure,
while viewing the image in the viewfinder or
on the LCD screen.
Note:
• Pressing EXPOSURE will alternate between manual
adjustment and auto exposure. With auto exposure,
no indication will appear on the screen.
• The exposure setting will return to Auto when the
DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
Compensating for Backlight
When subject is lighted from rear, this function will compensate for lighting so that the subject is not
too dark.
BLC
1 Press the BLC button during recording.
0 : 0 0 : 0 0
REM 3 0 MIN
Backlight correction icon
FINE
3 0 /
8 : 0 0
9 / 2 0 0 6
The backlight correction icon will appear.
Note:
• Pressing the BLC button will alternate between
backlight setting between on and off.
• The backlight setting will automatically return to “off”
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
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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.
Setting
On-screen display
Manner of emitting light
Auto
when the PHOTO button is
pressed
On
Off
Always emits light regardless of brightness.
No light emission.
1 Press the MENU button, and choose Flash
from the Camera Functions Setup menu.
2 Choose the option for Flash and decide it.
3 Press the MENU
button to end the
setting.
* Displayed when
using DZGX3300E to record
photo (not
displayed when
the optional Video
Flash is
connected).
*
Automatically emits light in dark place or in a spot lit
from rear.
Came r a F u nc t i on s Se t u p
Menu
Auto
On
P r o g r am AE
Off
Wh i t e Ba l .
D i g . Zo om
F l ash
ENTER
RETURN
REM 3 9 4
3 0/
8:00
9/2006
●Optional Video Flash (for DZGX3300E/GX3200E only)
See “Introduction to Optional Accessories” on
page 131.
You can use the optional DZ-FLH3 Video Flash*
(p. 131): Refer to the instruction manual of Video
Flash for use.
* Unavailable for DZ-GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E.
Note:
• The built-in Video Flash setting will not change even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
Unless recording is to be made with the fixed Flash
setting, it is recommended to return it to “Auto” after
recording with the “On” or “Off” setting, before turning
the DVD video camera/recorder off.
• When recording dark subjects, the shutter speed will
be slower, so don’t let the camera shake.
• However, dark subjects may not be in clear focus
even if the Video Flash is used. It is recommended
that you light a subject when recording in a dark
place.
• The Video Flash built into DZ-GX3300E cannot be
used when a conversion lens is attached: Specify
“Flash: Off”.
• The Video Flash automatically adjusts the amount of
light emitted, but the light amount adjustment may be
insufficient when a subject is too far away or too near.
• If you continuously record using the Flash, the Flash
may not emit light or the amount of light may not be
adjustable. After recording using the Flash, it is
recommended that you wait for a few moments,
before pressing the PHOTO button to record.
• The distance for the built-in Video Flash to adjust the
appropriate amount of light will vary depending on the
subject, but it is approximately 1 – 2.5 m.
• When recording a close-up photo, specify “Flash:
Off”. Using the flash too near subject could cause a
whitish image.
• “ ” will blink during charging of the battery for Video
Flash.
• While “ ” is flashing, the video flash will not emit
light, though the DVD camera/recorder is recording.
• Do not use the Video Flash when approaching the
human eye. Emitting light from Video Flash near
human eye could damage the subject’s eyesight.
Especially when recording a baby or small child,
move the DVD video camera/recorder at least 1 m
away.
• Do not use the Video Flash while pointing it at a driver
in vehicle: Doing so could dazzle the driver, causing
an accident.
• Do not use the Video Flash in a place where there is
flammable or explosive gas: Doing so could cause fire
or explosion.
• When the DZ-FLH3 is attached to DZ-GX3300E, the
built-in video flash in DZ-GX3300E will not operate.
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Setting Up Camera Functions
Before You Begin
• See page 48 for how to set.
• 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.
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
0// buttons to choose “Program AE” on
the “Camera Functions Setup” screen, and
then press the button.
The options will appear on the right of
“Program AE”.
2 Use the 2/1/0// buttons to choose
the desired option, and then press the button: The selected option will be set.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
The menu screen will disappear.
Note:
• You can check the selected AE mode by the onscreen information display. However, nothing will
appear in the Auto mode.
• The shooting mode set as above will be stored in
memory even if the DVD video camera/recorder is
turned off.
• When recording in a dark area, an after-image will
appear when filming a moving subject or if camera
shake occurs (it is therefore recommended that you
use a tripod in such cases).
• If the Sports mode is used under a fluorescent light,
the image may flicker: In this case, use the Auto mode
for recording.
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Auto : The camera/recorder automatically
judges the subject and surrounding environment
for optimum recording.
Sports : Reduces blurring when recording
rapidly moving subjects such as in golf or tennis.
Portrait : Makes a subject, such as a person
or a creature, stand out from a blurred
background.
Spotlight : Prevents overexposure of subject
portrait face, etc. when strong light strikes the
subject, as in a wedding or on stage.
Sand & Snow : Prevents underexposure of
subject portrait face, etc. in a place where
reflection of light is intense, such as at the
seaside in midsummer or on a ski slope.
Low Light : Allows user to record in a dark
place even with decreased lighting.
Turn the LCD monitor 180º during recording:
The LCD monitor light can then be used for
recording.
When Program AE is set to Low Light, you can use the light from LCD monitor to record a subject.
1 Press the MENU button, and choose
“Program AE” from the “Camera Functions
Setup” menu.
2 Choose “Low Light”, and designate it.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Note:
• Use the viewfinder to check the image to be recorded.
• The LCD monitor light allows you to record a subject
up to 1 m even in a dark place.
• An after-image will appear when filming a moving
subject or if camera shake occurs (it is recommended
that you use a tripod).
• If a subject cannot be focused properly, manually
adjust the focus (see page 52).
4 Open the LCD
monitor, turn it 180º
so that it faces the
same direction as
the lens: The LCD
monitor will light
white.
ADJUSTING COLOR (WHITE BALANCE)
This DVD video camera/recorder automatically adjusts the color of subject. Change the white
balance setting depending on the recording conditions.
Mode
Setting content
On-screen display
Auto
White balance always automatically adjusted
Set
You can manually adjust white balance to match the light
source or situation (p. 58)
None
;
Outdoor
To record in fine weather
<
Indoor
To record under incandescent light, halogen light or bulbcolor type fluorescent light
=
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RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD MONITOR LIGHT
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1 Press the MENU button, choose “White Bal.”
on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press the button.
2 Choose the desired option, and then press the
button.
Note:
• The white balance mode can be confirmed using the
on-screen information.
• The white balance setting will be stored in memory
even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned
off.
• Do not block the infrared sensor with hand, etc.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Infrared sensor block
• If a tele or wide-conversion lens is used, the auto
white balance may not operate depending on the
recording conditions. If this happens, set to the mode
to match the recording conditions, or manually set the
white balance.
• Be sure to remove the lens cap before turning the
DVD video camera/recorder on: If the DVD video
camera/recorder is turned on with the lens capped,
the white balance will not work normally.
●Setting white balance manually
1 Point the DVD
Thick paper
video camera/
recorder at a white
object so that it fills
the screen. Use an
object that is not
transparent.
If focus is not
correct when the
white object fills the screen, manually focus
the object, referring to “Manually Focusing
Subject” (see page 52).
2 Press the MENU button, choose “White Bal.”,
“Set”, and then press the button.
3 Hold pressed until the “;” indicator
changes from blinking to a steady light. When
the “;” indicator lights, the white balance
setting will be complete.
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4 Press the button to end the setting.
Note:
• The white balance set using the “Set” option will be
stored in memory until it is re-set.
• Do not use a colored object when setting the white
balance: The appropriate tint cannot be set.
• If “Input Source: LINE” has been specified, you
cannot use the “Set” mode of white balance (p. 63).
• The setting on white balance “Set” may not be
possible in a dark place. Also, the white balance
cannot be set when the zoom bar is in the digital
zoom range (p. 50). In such status, the “;” indicator
will remain blinking. Set the white balance in a bright
place with “Dig. Zoom: Off” specified.
• If the recording conditions have changed, re-set the
white balance for appropriate colors.
• The setting will be stored in memory even when the
DVD video camera/recorder is turned off: The “;”
indicator will blink when the DVD video camera/
recorder is turned on next time. Re-set the white
balance as needed.
When you use zoom (see page 50) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the
recorded image.
1 Press the MENU button, choose “EIS” on the
“Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and
then press the button.
2 Choose the “On” or “Off”, and then press the
button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
●Checking EIS On or Off
You can check EIS On or Off by the on-screen
information display.
After recording with EIS set to “Off”, it is
recommended that you return the setting to
“On” and then turn the DVD video camera/
recorder off, unless you normally record with
“Off” setting.
Note:
• The EIS setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• It is recommended that you specify “EIS: Off” when
using the DVD video camera/recorder on a desk or
tripod.
• When “EIS: On” is specified, there will be a slight
difference between the actual movement and the
movement on screen.
• Gross camera shake may not be entirely corrected
even if “EIS: On” is specified: Firmly hold the DVD
video camera/recorder with both hands.
• EIS may not operate correctly when the tele or wideconversion lens is used.
• EIS cannot be used when recording photos on DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E.
RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE MAGNIFICATION (DIGITAL ZOOM)
See page 50 for setting on digital zoom.
REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING RECORDING (MIC.FILTER)
When recording sound from the microphone built into this DVD video camera/recorder, you can
reduce wind noise in recording.
If “MIC.Filter: On” is specified, the low-frequency components in the sound picked up by
microphone will be cut off during recording: This makes it easier to hear the target voice or sound
during playback.
1 Press the MENU button, choose “MIC.Filter”
on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press the button.
2 Choose the desired option, and then press the
button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Note:
• You can also use the on-screen display to confirm that
the MIC.Filter has been set.
• The MIC.Filter setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• The MIC.Filter function will work only during movie
recording.
• The microphone filter function works only with the
built-in microphone: It will not function when using an
external microphone (p. 65).
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USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER (EIS)
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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.
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
0/// buttons to choose “VIDEO
Mode” on the “Record Functions Setup”
menu screen, and then press the button.
2 Choose the desired quality mode, and then
press the button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Note:
• The movie quality setting will be stored in memory
even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned
off.
• When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc, the
“VIDEO Mode” setting will not change even if the disc
is replaced.
• When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc, you
cannot switch the setting on movie quality or widescreen mode while recording on the disc: The DVD
video camera/recorder will be automatically set to the
movie quality or wide-screen mode first used with the
disc for recording.
• When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW:
You cannot specify the combination of “VIDEO Mode:
STD” and “16:9 On”. If you specify “16:9 On” and try
to switch the VIDEO Mode to STD from XTRA or
FINE, the screen will automatically switch to the 4:3aspect ratio display.
• The movie quality setting is effective only during
movie recording: The setting will not be displayed
during recording of stills.
Block-like noise may appear in recorded image, or the outline of subject image is distorted under the
recording conditions listed below. Pan the DVD video camera/recorder as slowly as possible. (Block
noise is likely to appear in the “STD” mode):
• If there is a complicated pattern in background (as in following figure on left);
• If the DVD video camera/recorder is moved excessively or quickly;
• If subject is moving rapidly even when the DVD video camera/recorder is not moving.
(Image when block-like noise occurs)
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(Image without block-like noise)
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” and “off”.
“16:9 On” specified
(aspect ratio 16:9)
“16:9 Off” specified
(aspect ratio 4:3)
When using DZ-GX3300E
When using DZ-GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E
1 Press the MENU button, choose “16:9” on the 2 Choose “On”, and then press the button.
“Record Setup Functions” menu screen, and
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
then press the button.
When viewing playback on an ordinary TV screen later, specify “16:9 Off”: Recording with “16:9 On”
specified will be played back on an ordinary TV with longer vertical direction of image.
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SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9 MODE)
An image recorded with “16:9 On” specified will appear as follows:
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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.
• The 16:9 mode cannot be used with photo recording, external input*1.
• When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW:
You cannot specify the combination of “VIDEO Mode: STD” and “16:9 On”. If you specify “16:9 On” and try to
switch the VIDEO Mode to STD from XTRA or FINE, the screen will automatically switch to the 4:3-aspect ratio
display.
• Once the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc has been recorded in the wide-screen mode, you will not be able to
switch to recording of external input*1 using the same disc.
• When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R, switching between wide mode (16:9) and normal mode (4:3) will not be
possible while using the same disc.
• Images recorded with “16:9 On” (aspect ratio 16:9) specified will be played back with the setting used during
recording regardless of the 16:9 setting then being used.
• The 16:9 setting is not compatible with ID-1/ID-2*2.
• To view images recorded at 16:9 setting, switch the aspect ratio of your TV: See TV instruction manual for this
switching.
• When using a video selector, the TV may not automatically be switched to 16:9 mode.
• When the power switch is set to “ ” or “"”, the aspect ratio of screen in recording pause will be 4:3 regardless of
the setting on 16:9 wide mode.
• 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. To display 4:3 images, set “TV type” (p. 104) to 4:3 and view
the images.
• If you play back a +RW recorded in wide mode on a DVD recorder/player, etc., vertically long images will appear
even on a wide-screen TV. In this case, change the setting on the DVD recorder/player, or set “TV type” (p. 104) to
4:3 and view the images.
*1The BX37E/BX35E cannot receive any externally input signal.
*2This system records the aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3) information in void space between video signals.
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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”).
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
0/// buttons to choose “Quality” on
the “Record Functions Setup” menu screen,
and then press the button.
Note:
• The still quality setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• The quality of photos recorded on DVD-RAM is
equivalent to “FINE” on card.
2 Choose the option you want, and then press
the button.
RECEIVING IMAGE FROM ANOTHER DEVICE (INPUT SOURCE)
If you wish to input an image from another device to this DVD video camera/recorder, you must
first switch the setting on the DVD video camera/recorder.
Refer to the explanation starting from page 108 on how to connect the DVD video camera/recorder
to other devices or record images input from them.
The DZ-BX37E/BX35E cannot receive any externally input signal.
Setting
CAMERA
LINE
Content
On-screen display
Usually select this option.
No display
To input image from another device
L IN
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
0/// buttons to choose “Input
Source” on the “Record Functions Setup”
menu screen, and then press the button.
2 Choose “LINE”, and then press the 3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Note:
The “Input Source” setting will return to “CAMERA”
whenever the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
button.
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SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY)
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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” is recommended for recording image with movement.
The DZ-BX37E/BX35E cannot receive any externally input signal.
Recording
format
Details of setting
Frame
Field
On-screen display
DVD-RAM
card
Does not suit recording of frequently moving video
subjects, despite high image quality. Frame suits recording
of less moving video.
Suitable for recording of frequently moving video subjects.
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
0/// buttons to choose “PHOTO
Input” on the “Record Functions Setup”
menu screen, and then press the button.
2 Select the desired option and then press the
button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Note:
• The PHOTO Input setting can be confirmed using the
on-screen information.
• The PHOTO Input setting will be stored in memory
even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned
off.
• Refer to “Recording (Dubbing) Images”, p. 108 to see
how to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to
another device.
SELF-TIMER
You can record photos using the self-timer function, as with ordinary cameras.
The self-timer function is valid only when recording photos (stills).
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
0/// buttons to choose “Self Timer”
on the “Record Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press the button.
2 Select “On”, and then press the button.
The self-timer will be set.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
4 Press the PHOTO button.
The recording indicator at the front of DVD
video camera/recorder will blink.
The self-timer indicator will start to count
down, and recording will commence
approximately 10 seconds later.
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Note:
• You can also check that self-timer has been set by
reviewing the on-screen information.
• To release the self-timer mode, choose “Off” on the
menu screen or turn DVD video camera/recorder off.
• To suspend self-timer, press the PHOTO button again
before recording starts, or press the button.
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.
1 Press the MENU button, use the 2/1/
0/// buttons to choose “OSD
Output” on the “Record Functions Setup”
menu screen, and then press the button.
2 Choose “On” or “Off”, and press the button.
Note:
• The “OSD Output” setting will be stored in memory
even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned
off.
• Even if “Off” is chosen, the on-screen information will
appear during playback. See page 73 for playback onscreen information display.
• Even after the on-screen information is removed from
the TV screen, it will still appear in the viewfinder or
on the LCD screen.
• The on-screen display output functions only when the
input selection is set to camera: It cannot be set
during external input.
“On” setting
“Off” setting
0 : 0 0 : 0 0
REM 3 0 MIN
FINE
3 0 /
8 : 0 0
9 / 2 0 0 6
TV screen
TV screen
Using External Microphone
Connect external microphone (generally available) to the external microphone jack of this DVD
video camera/recorder. Clearer sound can be recorded. Turn on the switch on external microphone
and start recording. For details on external microphone, see “Major Specifications” on page 147.
To external
microphone jack
Note:
• Depending on the shape of its plug, an external microphone cannot be plugged in, while the cable is left plugged
in the AV/S input/output terminal. Unplug the AV/S input/output cable to use the external microphone.
• This DVD video camera/recorder cannot use a plug-in power type microphone. (Power is not supplied from this
DVD video camera/recorder.)
• Connecting an external microphone will switch off the built-in microphone.
• The DZ-BX37E/BX35E cannot use any external microphone.
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SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT)
English
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.
The screens in this instruction manual are basically those that will appear when DVD-RAM disc is
used: Some items will not appear when DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc or card is used, but the
operation is the same.
Before You Begin
• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 30).
• When using disc: Set the power switch to “!” or “ ”.
• When using card: Set the power switch to “"”.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
The Disc Navigation screen (shown on
page 67) will appear.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button again.
Disc Navigation will be terminated and the
DVD video camera/recorder will enter the
recording pause status.
You can also press the button to end Disc
Navigation.
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Disc Navigation screen
A l l P r og r ams
0 01 / 014
English
Thumbnail
Selected scene number/
Number of all scenes
Cursor
Current page position*3
Still image
icon*1
Operation guide*2
*1
*2
*3
*4
Bar graph
PLAY
Disc type icon*4
No still icon will appear for card.
The operation guide will vary depending on the operation status of DVD video camera/recorder.
Appears when 13 scenes or more have been recorded.
“ ” will appear for card.
Icons to be displayed on thumbnail:
(
.................... Photo (p. 41)
................. Skip (p. 82)
2 ...................... Fade-in (p. 81)
3 ...................... Fade-out (p. 81)
&
..................... Lock (p. 85)
Note:
• Pressing the DISPLAY button will display the
recording date/time of the scene on which the cursor
is placed in the space for operating guide. Pressing
DISPLAY again will display the operating guide.
• If no disc or card is inserted, the Disc navigation
screen cannot be displayed even by pressing the
DISC NAVIGATION button.
• Each time Disc Navigation is started with a DVD-RW
(VF-mode)/DVD-R disc inserted, message “Creating
Thumbnail ...” will appear. After the message appears,
the Disc Navigation screen will appear.
• If the following disc or card is inserted, the Disc
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 DZGX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E
- Locked card
• Do not leave the disc navigation screen displayed on
TV to which the DVD video camera/recorder is
connected: Doing so could damage the TV screen,
possibly by burning.
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PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the 2/1/0// buttons to select
3 Press the button.
Playback will start from the selected scene.
the desired scene.
The selected scene will be framed: This is
called a “cursor”.
Note:
Pressing the 0 or / button will move the cursor
to the preceding or following scene.
Pressing the 2 or 1 button will move to
preceding or following page.
●When playback ends:
The DVD video camera/
recorder will enter the
playback pause status at
the last image of last scene.
Pressing the or DISC
Playback pause
NAVIGATION button will
restore the Disc
Navigation screen.
When the playback pause status continues for as
long as 5 minutes, the Disc Navigation screen
will automatically be restored.
●Playing back photos
A photo on DVD-RAM disc will be displayed
for approx. 3 seconds. When playing back
photos on card, playback will stop after each
photo playback.
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Note:
• Press the button to temporarily stop playback.
Pressing again will start from that point.
• If you press the button after playback of the last
scene on disc finishes, playback will start again from
the beginning of disc.
• Pressing the button will always restore the Disc
Navigation screen.
• When playing back photos on card, “Playback” will
appear. In the case of a photo with a large number of
pixels, it will take some time for the photo to appear.
• Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder (p. 40,
41).
• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 30).
PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE
2 Press the button.
Playing Back
Playback will stop, and recording pause
status will be restored.
Use 2 / 1 / 0 / / to select,
and then press to designate.
1 Press the button in the recording pause
status.
The DVD video camera/recorder will enter
the playback mode, and the scene you have
recorded last will be played back. (For
“scene”, see p. 66.)
When playback is finished, the DVD video
camera/recorder will enter the pause status
at the last image on disc.
If the playback pause status continues for as
long as 5 minutes, the DVD video camera/
recorder will automatically return to the
recording pause status.
Note:
• If the LCD monitor is open during playback of movie,
playback sound will be heard from the speaker. Adjust
the sound volume using the volume control buttons
(%, $).
• To temporarily stop playback, press the button.
Press the button again to restart playback.
• Even if you stop playback midway and immediately
start recording again, the new image will be recorded
after the last scene on disc or card (the previous
images will not be overwritten).
• Image data edited on PC, etc., or the recorded image
may not appear on this DVD video camera/recorder;
also, the recorded sound may not play back,
depending on the type of image data.
• Image data recorded on another DVD video camera/
recorder or DVD recorder may not be played on this
DVD video camera/recorder.
• Depending on the amount of data to be played back,
it may take some time for the playback image to
appear.
• Do not operate the power switch or remove the card
while the ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is
lit or blinking: Doing so may damage the card or the
data on card.
• If a disc recorded is used at high temperatures,
normal playback may be impossible: Turn the DVD
video camera/recorder off once, wait until the ambient
temperature becomes lower, and then operate it
again.
DELETING LAST RECORDED SCENE
1 Press the MENU button during playback.
2 Choose “Edit”, “Delete Scene”, and then
press .
The screen for verifying deletion will appear.
3 Choose “YES”, and then press .
The last recorded scene will be deleted, and
the recording pause status will be restored.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button during playback using
the Disc Navigation menu, “Delete Scene” will not
appear.
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Before You Begin
English
CAPTURING PHOTO
You can record an image displayed during playback of video as a photo on a card.
1 Press the MENU button at a scene you wish
Note:
• You can also press PHOTO button for the scene you
wish to capture in step 1: The screen for verifying
capture will appear. Choose “YES”, and then press
: The scene will be recorded on a card.
• A captured photo is played back on the DVD video
camera/recorder as follows:
When captured from a video recorded with 16:9 (wide
mode) On specified:
Number of pixels (JPEG
standard): 640 × 360
to capture during playback.
2 Choose “Edit”, “PHOTO Capture”, and then
press .
The screen for verifying capture will appear.
3 Choose “YES”, and then press .
The captured scene will be recorded on a
card.
When captured from a
video recorded with 16:9
(wide mode) Off specified:
Number of pixels (JPEG
standard): 640 × 480
PLAYBACK FROM START OF DISC OR CARD
Use the Disc Navigation function (p. 66) to play
back from the start of disc or card.
SEARCH PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
During playback, press the 0 or / button and
hold it: Search playback will start.
Hold down / :
Scenes will be visually scanned forward.
Hold down 0 :
Scenes will be visually scanned backward.
Release the 0 or / button when you find the
desired image:
Normal playback will start from that point.
Note:
• If the temperature inside the DVD video camera/
recorder rises, normal skip or search playback may
not be possible: Turn the DVD video camera/recorder
off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
FRAME ADVANCE/FRAME BACK/SLOW PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
During playback pause, press the 0 or /
button: Frame advance, frame back or slow
playback will start.
After frame advance, frame back or slow
playback, the DVD video camera/recorder will
enter the playback pause status.
Press / once:
Picture will advance one frame.
Press 0 once:
Picture will go back one frame.
Hold down / :
Forward slow playback.
Hold down 0 :
Reverse slow playback.
Note:
• In slow playback, a rapidly moving subject image may
be distorted.
• The intervals for playing back frames in frame
advance/frame back/slow playback are as follows:
Frame advance and forward slow: Approx. 0.03
seconds
Frame back and reverse slow: Approx. 0.5 seconds
• No sound will be heard during search playback or
slow playback.
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During playback, press the 2 or 1 button to
locate the start of desired scene.
Press 1 once:
To skip to the first image of the scene
following the one being played back, and start
playback.
Press 2 once:
To return to the first image of the scene being
played back, and start playback.
Hold down 1 :
To continuously locate the beginnings of
scenes, starting from the scene following the
scene being played back. When the desired
image appears, release the button: Playback
will start from that point.
Hold down 2 :
To continuously locate the beginnings of
scenes backward, starting from the scene
preceding the scene currently being played
back. When the desired image appears, release
the button: Playback will start from that point.
Portion being played back
Press 2
twice
Scene 1
Press 2 Press 1
once once
Scene 2
Press 1
twice
Scene 3
Portion being played back
Press 2
once
Scene 1
Press 1
once
Scene 2
Press 1
twice
Scene 3
Pressing the 2 button at a portion several seconds
from the start of scene being played back will return
to the start of the scene preceding that being played
back.
Note:
• If you perform skip playback during playback pause,
the DVD video camera/recorder will enter the
playback pause status at the beginning of the located
scene.
• Pressing the 1 button in the last scene on disc will
set the DVD video camera/recorder to the playback
pause status at the last image.
• If the temperature inside the DVD video camera/
recorder rises, normal skip or search playback may
not be possible: Turn the DVD video camera/recorder
off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
PLAYING BACK STILLS
Press the 2 or 1 button during playback to
quickly play back stills in sequence.
Press 1 once:
To display stills one by one forward.
Press 2 once:
To display stills one by one backward.
[When using disc]
Releasing the 2 or 1 button will start
continuous playback.
[When using card]
When the 2 or 1 button is released, the
photo at that point will be displayed, and then
the DVD video camera/recorder will enter the
playback pause status.
Use the slide show function for continuous
display (p. 104).
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SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
English
JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO)
1 Press the MENU button
Go T o
To p
En d
Spec i f y
during playback.
2 Choose the option
ENTER
RETURN
(point you want to go
to), and then press the button.
Top:
To go to the start, and enter playback pause.
End:
To go to the end of last scene, and enter
playback pause.
Specify:
To go to a specified point and enter playback
pause. See the following for details.
●Specifying the point to view
1 Choose “Specify” in step 2 above, and then
3 Press the button to enter the selection.
press the button.
The screen for specifying the point to go to
will appear.
Position of currently
played back image
Total recording time of
all selected scenes
Go t o
Cursor
TOP
CURRENT
END
0 : 00 : 00
0 : 03 : 26
0 : 24 : 24
GO TO 0 : 03 : 26
TOP
END
ENTER
CANCEL
Cursor position
2 Use the 2/1/0// buttons to select
the desired time of chosen point.
Press 2
: To select the start.
Press 1
: To select the end.
Press 0 or /
:
• Press once:
To move the cursor in 10-second units
(1-still units for card)
• Hold down:
To move the cursor in 1-minute units
(10-still units for card)
Go t o
TOP
CURRENT
END
0 : 00 : 00
0 : 03 : 26
0 : 24 : 24
GO TO 0 : 00 : 00
TOP
END
ENTER
CANCEL
(When the start of scene is selected)
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The DVD video camera/recorder will go to
the specified point and enter the playback
pause status.
Pressing again will start playback.
To cancel the “Go To” procedure midway, press
the button before going to the specified point.
Note:
• If multiple scenes are selected using the Disc
Navigation function or SELECT button, choosing
“Top” will jump to the beginning of selected scenes
(p. 98).
• When multiple scenes are selected, the total time of
selected scenes will appear in the “total recording
time” display.
• With card, the number of stills will appear at the
“TOP”, “CURRENT”, “END” and “GO TO” indicators.
• The cursor may not move at same-pitch intervals.
Various types of information on recording will be superimposed on playback image you are viewing.
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No display
Playback information
display
●Switching the information display
mode
Press the DISPLAY button: You can switch the
display mode of on-screen information.
When using disc:
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
Recording mode*1
Repeat play*5
Scene No.
*6
06
0 : 00 : 1 6
006
Playback
operation*6
Counter
Disc type*4
Program No. or Play List No.*3
Program or Play List*2
When using card:
Scene No.
File name
Slide Show*5
003
Recording mode*1
Lock*5
100—0003
Playback operation*6
Recording date/time
! (VIDEO) or (PHOTO) with disc;
Only (PHOTO) with card.
Program or
Play List.
Number of program or play list being played
back (not displayed when all programs are
being played back).
Refer to “Disc/Card type” on page 45.
0
: Will appear when each function is
specified “On”.
: Standard playback
.
: Playback pause
/ : Forward search playback
0 : Reverse search playback
1 : Forward skip playback
2 : Reverse skip playback
3 : Forward frame advance
4 : Reverse frame back
: Forward slow playback
: Reverse slow playback
Refer to “Playing Back” beginning on page 68
for how to operate.
The “
” mark will appear on the first image
on disc.
The “
” mark will appear on the last image
on disc.
• Recording date/time display: Shows the date/
time when recording was started. Even when
playback starts, the date/time display will not
advance.
• No display: No information will appear.
However, when the mode of playback
operation is switched, the symbol will appear
for approx. 3 seconds.
Note:
See page 88 and after for “Program”, page 91 and after
for “Play List”.
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INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK
English
SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the 2/1/0// buttons to select
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select
multiple scenes.
the desired scene.
3 Press the SELECT button once:
The selected scene will be framed in red and
yellow.
SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES TOGETHER
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the 2/1/0/
/ buttons to point the
cursor at the first scene
in the range of scenes
you want to select.
A l l P r ogr ams
Note:
• You can know the status of scenes from the colors of
cursor and bargraph:
005 / 014
PLAY
Yellow frame
3 Hold down the
SELECT button for at
least one second:
The selected scene will
be doubly framed in
yellow and blue.
4 Use the 2/1/0/
/ buttons to select the
last scene in the range
you want, and then
press the button:
A l l P r ogr ams
ENTER
005 / 014
CANCEL
Double frames in
yellow and blue
A l l P r ogr ams
PLAY
010/ 014
DESELECT ALL
Red frame
The thumbnails of
scenes in the specified
range will be framed in When scenes up to
this point are selected
red, and then selected.
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Cursor
Bar graph
Yellow
Light blue Current cursor position
Blue
Light blue
Red
Red
Status of scenes
Range of scenes being
selected
Scenes already selected
• Pressing the button after selecting scenes will
play back only the selected scenes from the
beginning of each.
• To cancel a selected scene, select the scene to be
canceled, and then press the SELECT button.
To cancel all selected scenes, press the button.
• You can also select scenes in reverse from the last
scene in the range.
• To release multiple selection, press the or SELECT
button before pressing the button in step 4.
• Up to 999 scenes can be selected for both disc and
card.
English
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
Contents
1 You can delete unnecessary scenes,
*
● ●
Reference
page
78 – 80
combine scenes, or divide one scene.
Setting special
effects to scenes
● ●
You can attach fade and skip to a scene,
and change existing thumbnails.
81 – 83
Copy from disc to
card
●
You can copy photos recorded on DVDRAM disc to card.
84
You can lock any scene so that it will not
be deleted by mistake: Essential scenes
are thereby protected, and recording
another still is possible.
85
● ● ● ● ● ●
You can display information on one scene
or multiple scenes, such as image quality,
recording time, etc.
87
Changing title
● ●
You can change the title of play list or
program.
89, 97
Creation of play list
● ●
You can create an original movie by
changing the combination of scenes.
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Scene lock
●
Scene information
display
Disc or Card
initialization
● ● ●
● ●
You can initialize a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/
+RW disc or card so that it can be used
on this DVD video camera/recorder.
98
Remaining display
(Capacity)
● ● ● ● ● ●
The remaining recordable movie time or
number of recordable stills is displayed.
99
● ●
You can protect the DVD-RAM/DVD-RW
(VR-mode) disc to prevent deletion or
editing by mistake.
99
You can use this DVD video camera/
recorder to finalize any DVD-RW/DVD-R/
+RW disc recorded on it so that the disc
can be viewed on DVD recorder/player,
etc.
101
You can unfinalize a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/
+RW that was finalized on this DVD video
camera/recorder so that additional videos
can be recorded on the disc.
102
You can repeatedly play back programs
and scenes.
103
You can play back stills continuously.
104
Disc protection
Disc finalization
● *2 ● ● ●
Unfinalizing disc
●
Repeat play
Slide show
●
● ● ● ● ●
●
*1Only deletion is possible.
*2Additional recording can be made on a finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode).
Note:
Setting special effects to scenes (fade, skip, thumbnail) are unique to this DVD video camera/recorder. When a disc
with any effects set on this DVD video camera/recorder is directly played back on a DVD recorder/player or read into
PC, the set effect results will not be reflected in the playback or reading. To reflect the set effect results, connect
both devices using the AV/S input/output cable and then perform recording (Dubbing, p. 108).
Note
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UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION MENU
Press the MENU button on the Disc Navigation screen: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and
menu screens for disc and card will appear.
Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 49).
Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
●When using DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) disc
Scene
Play list
Edit
(p. 78)
Effect
(p. 81)
1
Copy* (p. 84)
Select (p. 86)
Detail
(p. 87)
*1 DVD-RAM only
Select
Play
Create
Edit
Title
Delete
(p. 92)
(p. 92)
(p. 91)
(p. 93 – 96)
(p. 97)
(p. 97)
Program
Select
Play
Title
(p. 88)
(p. 89)
(p. 89)
Others
(p. 103)
Category*3
Repeat Play
(p. 103)
TV type
(p. 104)
*3 DVD-RAM only
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Divide
Delete
Combine
Move*2
(p. 79)
(p. 78)
(p. 80)
(p. 80)
Fade
Skip
Thumbnail
(p. 81)
(p. 82)
(p. 83)
Start → Current
Current → End
All
(p. 86)
(p. 86)
(p. 86)
Go To
*2 Will appear when a
play list is displayed.
Top
End
(p. 98)
(p. 98)
Finalize Disc*4
Format Disc
Protect Disc
Capacity
Update Control Info.
*4 DVD-RW (VR-mode) only
Disc
All
VIDEO
PHOTO
(p. 103)
(p. 103)
(p. 103)
On
Off
(p. 103)
(p. 103)
4:3
16:9
(p. 104)
(p. 104)
(p. 101)
(p. 98)
(p. 99)
(p. 99)
(p. 100)
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●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc
Scene
Select
Detail
(p. 86)
(p. 87)
Start → Current
Current → End
All
(p. 86)
(p. 86)
(p. 86)
Program
Select
Play
(p. 88)
(p. 89)
Disc
Go To
Top
End
(p. 98)
(p. 98)
Finalize Disc
(p. 101)
Unfinalize Disc*5 (p. 102)
Format Disc*5
(p. 98)
Capacity
(p. 99)
5
* DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW only
Others
Repeat Play
(p. 103)
TV type
(p. 104)
On
Off
4:3
16:9
(p. 103)
(p. 103)
(p. 104)
(p. 104)
●When using card
Scene
Delete
Lock
Select
Detail
(p. 78)
(p. 85)
(p. 86)
(p. 87)
Go To
Top
End
(p. 98)
(p. 98)
Card
Format Card
Capacity
Start → Current
Current → End
All
Slide Show
(p. 86)
(p. 86)
(p. 86)
Start
(p. 104)
(p. 98)
(p. 99)
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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).
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene to be deleted.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Edit”, “Delete”, and then
press the button.
When using card, choose “Scene”, “Delete”,
and then press the button.
5 The “Delete Scene” screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to delete the selected scene,
press the button.
If you want to change the scene to be deleted,
you can change it on this screen.
6 The screen for verifying deletion will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then press the button.
Choose “NO” to cancel deletion.
After Yes or No setting, the “Delete Scene”
screen will be restored.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to delete other scenes.
7 Press the button to quit.
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Note:
• If you point the cursor at the scene to be deleted on
DISC NAVIGATION screen, and then press the
DELETE button on remote control, the screen in step
5 will appear.
• To delete an unwanted part of a scene on DVD-RAM/
DVD-RW (VR-mode) disc, divide the scene first, and
then delete the unnecessary part (see page 79).
• If you delete all data on disc or card, initializing the
disc or card will be recommended (see page 98).
• If the time of deleted scenes (stills) is quite short, the
remaining free space of disc may not increase in the
disc or card remaining indicator.
• The locked scenes on card cannot be deleted (see
page 85).
Press the MENU button before pressing the button in step 5 (see page 78): The submenu will
appear.
Edit
Select
Go To
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
at the moment
Current → End........To select scenes from the scene the cursor is on to the end
All .............................To select all scenes
Top ............................To move the cursor to the first scene
End............................To move the cursor to the last scene
Pressing the button will restore the screen in step 5.
Note:
Although the submenu screen will appear for each setting, some menu items may not appear, depending on the
setting.
DIVIDING MOVIES (EDIT – DIVIDE)
You can divide a scene into two parts.
To delete unnecessary portion of scene, first divide the scene, and then delete the unnecessary
portion.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene to be divided.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose, “Scene”, “Edit”, “Divide” and then
press the button.
5 The “Divide Scene” screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to divide the selected
scene, press the button: The selected
scene will be played back.
If you want to change the scene to be divided,
you can change it on this screen.
6 When you reach the
point where you want
to divide the scene,
press the SELECT
button.
Se l e c t D i v i s i o n Po i n t
002
0 : 00 : 18
S E L ENTER
CANCEL
The status bar of
scene being played
back can be switched
division will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then off or on by pressing
the DISPLAY button
7 The screen for verifying
press the button.
Choose “NO” to cancel division.
After division, the “Divide Scene” screen will
be restored.
Repeat steps 5 – 7 to divide another scene.
8 Press the button to quit.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
button in step 5, the submenu will appear.
• Search and frame advance are useful when
designating division points.
• Combining scenes that were divided will restore the
original scene (see page 80).
• If a special effect has been added to the original
scene, the “IN” effect will be added to the first half of
scene, and the “OUT” effect, to the latter half.
• The division point may drift before or after the
designated point by approximately 0.5 seconds.
• Since a scene with a skip set cannot be played back,
no division point can be specified: Release the skip
for the scene before dividing it.
• If the division point is at a still, a message will appear,
but no division will be made.
• If the division point is at the start or end of a scene, a
message will appear, but no division will be made.
• A movie scene whose recording time is 0.5 seconds
or less cannot be divided.
• If free space available on disc is insufficient, division
will not be possible: Delete unnecessary scenes.
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●Editing using submenu
English
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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button, choose “Scene”,
6 The screen for verifying combination will
appear: Choose “YES”, and then press the
button.
“Edit”, “Combine”, and then press .
3 The “Combine Scenes” screen will appear:
Point the cursor at the first scene to be
combined, and then press the button.
The cursor will change to double frames of
blue and yellow.
4 Use the 2/1/0// buttons to
determine the range of scenes to be
combined, point the cursor at the last scene,
and then press the button.
The cursor will change to a red frame. The
last scene will be double frames of red and
yellow.
5 If you do not wish to change the scenes to be
combined, press the button.
To change the scenes, press the (STOP/
EXIT) button to return the cursor to yellow,
and then select the scenes to be combined
again.
The two images appearing on the verification
screen are those of the first and last scenes to
be combined.
Choose “NO” to cancel combination.
After Yes or No setting, the “Combine
Scenes” screen will be restored.
The thumbnail of the first scene will appear in
the combined scene.
Repeat steps 3 and 6 to combine other scenes.
7 Press the button to quit.
Note:
• You can also select multiple scenes after step 1:
Press the MENU button to continue the procedure of
combination.
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
button in step 3, the submenu will appear (see
page 79).
• With fade effect, the “IN” effect of the first video in the
selected range and the “OUT” effect on the last video
will be attached to a combined scene.
• Scenes in different programs (different recording
dates) cannot be combined: Create a play list first,
and then combine such scenes on the play list.
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (EDIT – MOVE)
You can arrange scenes within a play list by moving them to desired positions (p. 96). Create a play
list first, and then arrange the scenes [“CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE)”, p. 91].
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You can add fading to the beginning and/or end of scene.
There are three types of special effects:
Fade Out
Fade Out
Fade In
White:
Fades in from white screen
Fades out to white screen
Fade Out
Fade In
Wipe:
Fades in from black screen
to vertical direction of screen
Fades out from vertical
direction of screen to black
screen
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene for adding special effects.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose, “Scene”, “Effect”, “Fade” and then
press the button.
Fade In
B/W:
Fades in from Black and
White screen to color screen
Fades out from color screen
to Black and White screen
7 Press the button to quit.
The “2” and/or “3” icon(s) will appear in
the scenes for which fade in and/or fade out
have been set.
“In” effect
5 The “Fade” screen will appear: If you are sure
you want to add the fade effect to the scene,
press the button.
If you want to change the scene to which fade
is added, you can change it on this screen.
6 Select the special effects for “IN” and/or
PLAY
“Out” effect
Note:
If a disc on which fade has been set on scene with this
DVD video camera/recorder is played on a DVD
reorder/player, or the scene is captured into a PC, the
set fade will not be reflected (see Note on page 75).
“OUT”, choose “Enter”, and then press the
button.
You can use 2/1 to move the cursor to
“IN”, “OUT”, “Enter” or “Cancel”.
Use 0// to choose the effect to be added,
and then press to set the effect.
To cancel setting, choose “Cancel”.
If you choose “Enter” and press , the
“Fade” screen will be restored after a message
appears.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add fade to other
scenes.
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DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY (EFFECT – FADE)
English
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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene to be skipped.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Effect”, “Skip”, and then
press the button.
6 Press the button to quit.
A skip icon “
” will appear in the
thumbnail of any scene for which skipping
has been set.
Skip icon
Al l Pr o
5 The “Set Skip” screen will appear: If you are
sure you want to skip the selected scene,
press the button.
If you want to change the scene to be
skipped, you can change it on this screen.
After skip setting, the “Set Skip” screen will
be restored.
Repeat step 5 to set skipping of other scenes.
●Releasing Skip
Perform the same procedure as setting skip: The
skip icon will disappear and skipping of the
scene will be released.
Note:
• Multiple scenes can be selected for skipping (p. 74).
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 79).
• If a disc on which skip has been set on scene with
this DVD video camera/recorder is played on a DVD
reorder/player, or the scene is captured into a PC, the
set skip will not be reflected (see Note on page 75).
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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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the thumbnail of the scene to be
changed.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Effect”, “Thumbnail”, and
then press the button.
5 The “Change Thumbnail” screen will appear:
If you are sure you want to change the
thumbnail of the selected scene, press the
button: The selected scene will be played
back.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 79).
• A thumbnail of still cannot be changed.
• Since the scene to which skipping is set cannot be
played back, you will not be able to change its
thumbnail: Release the skip setting of the scene to
change the thumbnail.
• If a disc on which thumbnail has been set with this
DVD video camera/recorder is played on a DVD
reorder/player, or the scene is captured into a PC, the
set thumbnail will not be reflected (see Note on
page 75).
If you want to change the scene whose
thumbnail is to be changed, you can change it
on this screen.
6 When the image you want to use as the
thumbnail of the scene appears, press the
SELECT button.
7 The screen for verifying switching of
thumbnail will appear: Choose “YES”, and
then press the button.
Choose “NO” to cancel switching of
thumbnail.
After Yes or No setting, the “Change
Thumbnail” screen will be restored.
Repeat steps 5 – 7 to change the other scenes.
8 Press the button to quit.
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English
CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS (EFFECT – THUMBNAIL)
English
COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM DISC TO CARD (COPY)
1 Set the power switch to “!” or “ “.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Select the still to be copied.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose “Copy” on the “Scene” menu screen,
and then press the button.
6 The “Copy to card” screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to copy the selected still,
press the button.
If you want to change the still to be copied,
you can change it on this screen.
7 The screen for verifying copy will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then press the button.
Choose “NO” to cancel copy.
After Yes or No setting, the “Copy to card”
screen will be restored.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 to copy other stills to
card.
8 Press the button to quit.
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Note:
• No movie can be copied.
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 79).
• See “Category” (p. 103) to check the stills recorded
on DVD-RAM disc.
• You can also select multiple scenes (p. 74).
• Even if all scenes, including movies, are selected to
be copied, only stills will be copied.
• Data on card cannot be copied to disc.
• The quality of still copied from disc to card will be the
same as when you recorded still on disc.
• Stills recorded on a device other than this DVD video
camera/recorder may not be copied normally.
You can lock each photo recorded on card so that it will not be deleted or edited by mistake.
1 Set the power switch to “"”.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Select the scene to be locked.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose “Lock” on the “Scene” menu screen,
and then press the button.
6 The “Lock Set” screen will appear: If you are
●To unlock the scene:
Select the locked scene, and then use the same
procedure as above to unlock the scene: The lock
icon will disappear and locking will be released.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 79).
• You can also select multiple scenes (p. 74).
• When initializing the card, the locked scenes will also
be deleted.
sure you want to lock the selected scene,
press the button.
7 / 19
Lock icon
If you want to change the scene to be locked,
you can change it on this screen.
After setting, the “Lock Set” screen will be
restored.
Repeat step 6 to lock another scene.
7 Press the button to quit.
The lock icon “&” will appear on any scene
for which lock has been set.
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LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK)
English
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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Point the cursor at the first or last scene to be
selected: When selecting all scenes, simply
proceed with step 3.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Select” on the “Scene” menu screen.
5 Choose “Start →
Current”, “Current →
End” or “All” and then
press the button.
Sc ene
Ed i t
E f f ec t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ENTER
S t a r t – Cu r r e n t
Cu r r e n t – E n d
All
RETURN
●Deselecting selected scenes
Deselecting scenes one by one:
While you are displaying the “All Programs”
screen on which scenes have been selected,
choose the scene to be deselected and then press
the SELECT button.
Note:
Up to 999 scenes can be selected.
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Deselecting all the selected scenes at once:
While you are displaying the “All Programs”
screen on which scenes have been selected, press
the button.
You can display various information for a scene: the recording mode, recording date/time and
length, special effects and movie quality mode.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene whose information you wish
to know.
Note:
• If multiple scenes have been selected, the total
recording time of the selected scenes (total number in
case of stills) will appear.
(When using disc)
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Detail”, and then press the
button.
*1
*2
The detailed information on the scene will
appear.
(When using disc)
De t a i l
*1
Sc e n e N o. 0 0 7
V IDEO ( F I NE )
1m i n 13 s e c
Da t e : 3 0 / 9 / 20 0 6 8 : 0 0 : 0 0
S k i p :Of f
F a d e I N : No n e OUT : None
PREV
NEXT
*2
*3
RETURN
(When using card)
De t a i l
Sc e n e N o. 7
1 0 0–0 0 0 7 ( 6 40 )
Da t e : 3 0 / 9 / 20 0 6 8 : 0 0 : 0 0
L o ck :O f f
PREV
NEXT
*4
*5
De t a i l
V I DEO : 1m i n 4 3 s e c
( X T R A ) : 0m i n 0 s e c
( F I N E ) : 1m i n 4 3 s e c
( S T D ) : 0m i n 0 s e c
( - - - ) : 1m i n 0 s e c
PHOTO : 0
RETURN
(
(
(
(
(
2scenes)
0scenes)
2scenes)
0scenes)
0scenes)
*3
*1 Number of scenes whose quality mode is
unknown:
This will appear when the disc has a scene
recorded on a device other than this DVD video
camera/recorder, only if the disc has a scene
whose mode is unknown.
*2 This will not appear with DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW
disc, since no still image can be recorded on it.
*3 Not displayed with a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/
+RW disc (finalized) that was recorded on
another device.
(When using card)
RETURN
De t a i l
*1 Not displayed with DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/
+RW disc.
*2 Not displayed with DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/
+RW recorded on another device (finalized).
*3 Not displayed with a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/
+RW disc (finalized) that was recorded on
another device.
*4 May not appear if the loaded card does not
comply with DCF.
*5 Number of pixels on still in horizontal direction:
This may not appear with a JPEG file that does
not conform to this DVD video camera/recorder.
S c e n e No . 6
2 7 / 9 / 2 0 0 6 12 : 5 0:00
S c e n e No . 7
30 / 9 / 2006
Scenes: 2
RETURN
8 : 0 0:00
Note:
• DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) is a
unified image file format for video cameras: Image
files can be commonly used for all digital devices
that conform to DCF.
• Pressing the / button will display information on
the following scene; pressing the 0 button will
display information on the preceding scene.
5 Press the button to quit.
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DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU SCREEN (DETAIL)
English
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” for each
recording date, selecting a program will allow you to display only the scenes on a specific date.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Select” on the “Program” menu
screen, and then press the button.
4 Select the program to
be displayed, and then
press the button.
The Disc Navigation
screen of the selected
program will appear.
S e l e c t P r og r am
All
0 1 30 /
0 2 10 /
0 3 30 /
ENTER
P r o g r ams
8 / 2006
9 / 2006
9 / 2006
RETURN
0 3 30 / 9 / 2006
PLAY
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0 01 / 008
Note:
• Pressing the button on the “Select Program” screen
will restore the Disc Navigation screen.
• If a disc recorded on another device is loaded in this
DVD video camera/recorder, the program may not be
a collection of recordings on the same date.
• If you change the video quality or switch the wide
mode with a +RW, multiple programs will be produced
even if they are recorded on the same date.
You can play back only the selected program.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Play” on the “Program” menu
screen, and then press the button.
4 Select the program to be played back, and
then press the button.
Playback will start from the first scene of the
selected program.
Note:
If “Repeat Play: On” is specified, the selected program
will be repeatedly played back (PLAYING BACK
SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY), p. 103).
CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAM (TITLE)
The recording date/time has initially been attached to any program.
You can change the recording date/time to any desired title.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Title” on the “Program” menu
screen, and then press the button.
4 Select the program
whose title you want to
change, and then press
the button.
P r og r am T i t l e
01
02
03
30 / 8 / 2 0 0 6
10 / 9 / 2 0 0 6
30 / 9 / 2 0 0 6
ENTER
RETURN
The screen for setting a title will appear.
5 Use 2/1/0//
to select a letter, and
then press the button: The selected
letter will be entered.
Title input bar
6 After entering the title,
choose “Enter” and
then press the button.
7 The screen for verifying
the change in title will
appear: Choose “YES”,
and then press the button.
T I T L E a t a Pa r k
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 SPACE
a b c d e f g h i j k l m
n o p q r s t u v w x y z
à è ì ò ù á é í ó ú ã ñ õ
â ê î ô û ä ë ï ö ü ç ß
2
En t er
Cancel
ENTER
DELETE S E L SELECT
TITLE
a t a Pa r k
F i n i s h t i t l e s e t t i ng?
YES
NO
ENTER
Choose “NO” to cancel changing of the title.
After Yes or No setting, the Disc Navigation
screen of the selected program will appear.
TITLE 30/ 9 / 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 SPACE
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
À È Ì Ò Ù Á É Í Ó Ú Ã Ñ Õ
Â Ê Î Ô Û Ä Ë Ï Ö Ü Ç
En t er
1
Cancel
INPUT
DELETE S E L SELECT
Repeat this procedure
Input mode
to create a title.
Up to 20 characters can
be input.
Palette for selecting
characters
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PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY)
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Note:
• If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the button once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding
down the button will delete all letters in the TITLE
column.
• You can also use the DELETE button on remote
control to delete any input letters.
• Pressing the 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”. You can also use
2/1/0// to move the cursor up/down and to
the left/right and change its position.
• To cancel the setting of title, choose “NO” on the
screen for verifying the entered title: The screen for
verifying cancellation of title setting will appear. To
cancel title setting, choose “YES”.
• If you press the button on the screen for verifying
change in title, the title setting screen will be restored.
• Double byte characters set on other devices may be
displayed blank on this DVD video camera/recorder.
• Titles set on this DVD video camera/recorder may not
be visible on other devices.
●Characters available for entering
title
You can use the SELECT button to select
characters from the “capital letter”, “small
letter” and “symbol” input modes.
With step 4, select the input mode and then
press the button, or press the DISPLAY
button.
TITLE 30/
1 2 3 4 5
A B C D E
N O P Q R
À È Ì Ò Ù
Â Ê Î Ô Û
1
CHANGE
9 / 2006
6 7 8 9 0 SPACE
F G H I J K L M
S T U V W X Y Z
Á É Í Ó Ú Ã Ñ Õ
Ä Ë Ï Ö Ü Ç
En t er
Cancel
DELETE S E L SELECT
TITLE 30/
1 2 3 4 5
a b c d e
n o p q r
à è ì ò ù
â ê î ô û
2
CHANGE
0
j
w
ú
ü
SPACE
k l m
x y z
ã ñ õ
ç ß
Cancel
S E L SELECT
Input mode
TITLE 30/ 9 / 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 SPACE
3
CHANGE
90
9 / 2006
6 7 8 9
f g h i
s t u v
á é í ó
ä ë ï ö
En t er
DELETE
En t er
DELETE
Cancel
S E L SELECT
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. On the other hand, deleting scenes on play list will not increase the remaining
disc capacity for recording.
Example:
Program 1
Program 2
Play list 1 created
Play list of up to No. 99 can be created, and up to 999 scenes can be included in each play list of No. 1
to No. 99.
CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scenes to be programmed in a play
list.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Create” on the “PlayList” menu
screen, and then press the button.
5 The scene select screen will appear: If the
selected scenes on the play list are the ones
you want, press the button.
If you want to change any of scenes you are
registering, you can also use this screen (see
pages 74 and 86).
Note:
• You can also select multiple scenes (p. 74).
• Only the data on scenes is recorded on play list: If
you create or delete play lists, the original scenes in
programs will not be erased.
Editing scenes on play list will not affect the scenes in
programs.
• If the added scene had skip or fade setting, that
information will also be added to the play list.
• You can add other scenes or remove unnecessary
scenes to/from the created play list (see pages 93–95).
• The date/time when a play list was created will appear
as the title for the play list. This title can later be
changed (p. 97).
• If you press the MENU button before pressing in
step 5, the submenu will appear (p. 79).
• If free space available on disc is insufficient, creation
of new play list may not be possible: Delete
unnecessary scenes.
6 When creation of a play list is complete, the
created play list will appear on the Disc
Navigation screen.
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English
English
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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Select” on the “PlayList” menu
screen, and then press the button.
4 Use the “Select Playlist” screen to select the
play list you wish to display, and then press
the button.
The Disc Navigation screen of the selected
play list will be displayed.
Note:
To display the Disc Navigation screen showing all
programs (all recorded scenes), choose “All Programs”
on the “Switch PlayList” screen.
●Editing on play list
When making settings on play list, such as
changing title, setting skip, adding fade, etc., use
the same procedure for setting on program or
scenes. Perform these settings, referring to the
following reference pages:
Deleting scene,
Changing thumbnail,
Setting skip,
Adding fade,
Combining scenes,
Dividing a scene,
Copying to card,
Changing title,
Arranging order of scenes
(only on play list)
p. 78
p. 83
p. 82
p. 81
p. 80
p. 79
p. 84
p. 89, 97
p. 96
PLAYING BACK A PLAY LIST (PLAY)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Play” on the “PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the button.
4 Use the “Start Playlist” screen to select the
play list to be played back, and then press the
button.
The selected play list will be played back
from the first scene. To cancel playback
midway, press the button: The Disc
navigation screen of the play list being played
back will appear.
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Note:
If “Repeat Play: On” is specified, the play list will be
repeatedly played back (p. 103).
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/
// buttons to
choose “Edit” on the
“PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the button.
4 Use the play list select
screen to select the play
list to which you wish
to add scenes, and then
press the button.
The scenes of the
program that was
displayed in step 1 will
appear in the upper
row, and the scenes of
selected play list will
appear in the lower
row.
Note:
If the DISPLAY button is
pressed when the
thumbnails are displayed,
the recording date/time of
the selected scene will
appear across the bottom
of screen. Press DISPLAY
button again to restore the
previous screen.
5 Press the 1 button to move the cursor to the
lower row, and press the 0 or / button to
select the point where the scene is to be
inserted.
PlayL i s t
Sw i t c h
Play
Create
Ed i t
Ti t le
Del e te
ENTER
RETURN
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r ams
004/014
Scene to be added
P l a yL i s t N o . 0 1
008/008
Insertion position
ADD
EX I T
*1 *2
Ed i t P l a y L i s t
01 30/
02 1 0 /
03 1 2 /
04 20/
ENTER
8 / 2006 12 : 3 0
9 / 2006
8 : 00
9 / 2006
9 : 30
9 / 2006
1 5: 1 5
RETURN
*1: Number of scene before insertion position cursor
*2: Number of all scenes on play list
6 Press the 2 button to move the cursor to the
upper row, and press the 0 or / button to
point the cursor to the scene to be added.
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r ams
P l a yL i s t N o . 0 1
ADD
004/014
007/007
EX I T
7 Press the button to copy the scene.
After adding scenes is completed, the edited
play list will appear.
Repeat steps 5 – 7 to add other scenes.
8 Press the button: The screen for verifying
exit will appear.
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r a ms
P l a yL i s t N o . 0 1
004/014
008/008
3 0 / 8 / 2 0 0 6 1 2 : 3 0: 0 0
Recording date/time
Note:
• The cursor shows the position where the scene is to
be added.
• You can also select multiple scenes (p. 74).
• Pressing in the middle of adding scenes will display
the screen for verifying an exit from “Edit PlayList”.
Choose “YES” to exit the edition of play list. Choosing
“NO” will restore the “Edit PlayList” screen.
• If you press the MENU button in step 5 or 6, the
submenu screen for editing play list will appear. You
can also use this submenu to add scenes (p. 79).
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ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST)
English
DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to
be edited.
4 Press the button.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to delete other scenes.
5 Press the button: The screen for verifying
Perform steps 2 – 4 on page 93.
3 Move the cursor to the play list in lower row,
and place the cursor on the scene to be
deleted.
exit will appear.
Note:
• You can also select multiple scenes (p. 74).
• Place the cursor on scene to be deleted, and then
press the DELETE button on remote control: You can
also delete the scene on the play list.
ADDING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)
You can use the menu screen to add scenes to a play list.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to
6 Choose “Add”, and
then press the button.
be edited.
Perform steps 2 – 4 on page 93.
Repeat steps 3 – 6 to
add other scenes.
3 From the play list in lower row, select the
7 Press the button: The
position where you wish to insert a scene.
screen for verifying exit
will appear.
4 Select the scenes to be added from the upper
row.
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r ams
004/014
Scene to be added
P l a y L i s t No . 03
007/007
Insertion position
ADD
EX I T
5 Press the MENU button.
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Ed i t
Al l A
P dr od g r a ms
Ex i t
004/014
P l a yL i s t No . 0 3
007/007
ENTER
RETURN
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r ams
P l a y L i s t No . 03
ADD
004/014
008/008
EX I T
Note:
• The selected scenes will be added in the insertion
position.
• You can also select multiple scenes (p. 74).
You can delete scenes from play list on the editing screen.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to
be edited.
Perform steps 2 – 4 on page 93.
3 Move the cursor to the play list in lower row.
4 Select the scene to be deleted, and then press
the MENU button.
5 Choose “Delete” on the “Edit” menu screen,
and then press the button.
Repeat steps 3 – 5 other scenes can be deleted.
6 Press the button: The screen for verifying
exit will appear.
Note:
• If all scenes on play list are deleted, the play list itself
will also be deleted.
• You can also select multiple scenes (p. 74).
SELECTING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY
LIST)
You can specify the range of scenes when adding or deleting consecutive multiple scenes to/from
play list. This “Select” menu item is useful when selecting consecutive multiple scenes in items for
adding or deleting scenes using menu on page 86.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to
be edited.
Perform steps 2 – 4 on page 93.
3 Specify the first or last scene of those you
wish to select, and then press the MENU
button.
4 Use 2/1/0/// to choose “Start
→ Current”, “Current → End”, “All” on the
“Select” menu screen, and then press the button.
Note:
See page 86 for the status of scenes to be selected.
5 Press the button: The screen for verifying
exit will appear.
To select all scenes, simply press the MENU
button.
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DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)
English
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE)
When using DVD-RAM, you can move scenes only by specifying “Category: All”.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Select” on the “PlayList” menu
screen, and then press the button.
Select the play list to be edited, and then press
the button.
4 Select the scene to be moved.
You can also select multiple scenes (see pages
74 and 86).
5 Press the MENU button.
6 Choose “Scene”, “Edit”, “Move”, and then
press the button.
7 The “Move Scene” screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to move the scene, press
the button.
If you want to change the scene selected in
step 4, you can do it on this screen.
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8 Move the “ ” mark to
the position where you
wish to move the scene,
and then press the button.
Se l e c t
ENTER
I nsert Po i n t
0 06 / 0 1 9
RETURN
9 The screen for verifying move will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then press the button.
Choose “NO” to cancel move.
After Yes or No setting, the scene select screen
will be restored.
Repeat steps 7 – 9 to move another scene.
10Press the button to quit.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
button in step 7, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 79).
• Only scenes on play list can be moved.
• When using DVD-RAM, scenes can be moved only
when “Category: All” is specified (p. 103).
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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Title” on the “PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the button.
4 Use the “Playlist Title” screen to select the
play list whose title you wish to change, and
then press the button.
See “CHANGING
TITLE OF PROGRAM
(TITLE)” on page 89 for
how to enter a title.
5 The screen for verifying exit will appear:
Choose “YES” and then press the button.
6 Press the button to quit.
After changing the title, the Disc Navigation
screen on the play list whose title has been
changed will appear.
Note:
The registered title can be changed at any time using
the same procedure.
P layL i s t Ti t l e
01 3 0 /
02 1 0 /
03 1 2 /
04 2 0 /
ENTER
8 / 2006 12 : 3 0
9 / 2006
8 : 00
9 / 2006
9 : 30
9 / 2006
1 5: 1 5
RETURN
DELETING PLAY LIST (DELETE)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Delete” on the “PlayList” menu
screen, and then press the button.
Note:
• Even if you delete a play list, the original scenes
stored on disc will not be deleted.
• If any play list is deleted, the number of play lists will
automatically be revised. (For example, if the No. 2
play list is deleted, the No. 3 play list will become No.
2 play list.)
4 Use the “Delete Playlist” screen to select the
play list you wish to delete, and then press
the button.
5 The screen for verifying deletion will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then press the button.
Choose “NO” to cancel deletion.
After Yes or No setting, the Disc Navigation
screen of all programs will be restored.
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CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE)
English
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)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Top” or “End” on the “Go To” menu
screen, and then press the button.
4 Press to start playback.
Disc or Card Management
INITIALIZING DISC OR CARD (FORMAT DISC. FORMAT CARD)
Initializing a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW disc or card will allow you to delete any recorded
contents. Before using a DVD-RW/+RW on this video camera/recorder, you must format it.
Before You Begin
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/
recorder for initialization. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off
during initialization and the initialization is interrupted, incorrect
initialization will result and the incorrectly initialized disc will be
unusable.
• If you use a brand-new DVD-RW/+RW disc, message “Disc is not
formatted” will appear: Initialize the disc, following the subsequent
messages (p. 38).
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Format Disc” or “Format Card” on
the “Disc” or “Card” menu screen, and then
press the button.
The screen for verifying “Format Disc” or
“Format Card” will appear.
4 Choose “YES”, and then press the button.
When using DVD-RW, a screen for prompting
you to choose the VF or VR mode will appear.
Choose “NO” to cancel initialization.
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Note:
• If you wish to delete all recorded contents, it is
recommended that you use initialization, which will
delete all the scenes in much less time than using the
scene delete function.
• Initialization will delete all the recorded contents on
disc or card: Be careful not to delete data by mistake.
• It may not be possible to initialize a disc with many
scratches or dirt: Such a disc cannot be used (p. 8).
• This DVD video camera/recorder may not recognize
some discs or cards that have been initialized on PC
or a device other than this DVD video camera/
recorder.
• If you attempt to initialize a disc or card in this DVD
video camera/recorder when it is connected to PC via
PC connection cable, the disc or card may not be
initialized and may be unusable on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
• If you choose the VR mode when initializing a
finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode), the finalization will not
be released. (The DVD-RW will be a finalized disc
without any recorded data, and recording will be
possible on it.)
Choosing the VF mode will release the finalization of
the 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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
Note:
• To release disc protection, perform the same
procedure as above: The screen for verifying the
release of protection will appear.
Choose “YES” to release the protection.
• If disc protection has been engaged on another
device, it may not be releasable on this DVD video
camera/recorder: Use the original device that
protected the disc to release the protection.
choose “Protect Disc” on the “Disc” menu
screen, and then press the button.
4 The screen for verifying protection will
appear:
Choose “YES”, and then press the button.
Choose “NO” to cancel protection.
After “YES” or “NO” setting, the Disc
Navigation screen will be restored.
VERIFYING REMAINING FREE SPACE ON DISC OR CARD (CAPACITY)
You can find out how long you will be able to record on one side of disc or on card.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Capacity” on the “Disc” or “Card”
menu screen, and then press the button.
(When using disc)
*1
*2
Cap a c i t y
Approx.
V I DEO( X T R A ) : 17m i n
V I DEO( F I N E ) : 26m i n
V I DEO( S T D) : 54m i n
PHOTO
: 996
Cap a c i t y
: 9 0%
RETURN
4 Press the button to quit.
The Disc Navigation screen will be restored.
Note:
With a write-protected disc or locked card, the
remaining space will always be displayed as “0”.
(When using card)
Cap a c i t y
Approx.
PHOTO( F I N E )
PHOTO( NORM)
PHOTO( ECO)
Cap a c i t y
: 462
: 924
: 1848
: 9 6%
RETURN
*1 With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc: The quality
mode first used for recording with disc will appear.
*2 With DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc: This will not be
displayed.
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PROTECTING DISC FROM WRITING (PROTECT DISC)
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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. If this happens, use the Update
Control Info function to update the data.
Before You Begin
• When using the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/
recorder for updating control information, make sure that power is not
turned off during updating. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned
off during updating and the updating is interrupted, the control
information will not be updated correctly.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Update Control Info.” on the “Disc”
menu screen, and then press the button.
The screen for verifying “Update Control
Info.” will appear.
4 Choose “YES”, and then
press the button.
Upda te Con t r o l
I n f o.
Upda te Con t r o l
YES
NO
I n f o?
The message for
ENTER
proceeding will appear,
and then the Disc Navigation menu screen
will be restored.
A black screen may appear while the message
for updating is displayed.
Choose “NO” to cancel updating.
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Note:
• It may take time to update the control information if
the disc has many recorded scenes.
• Even if control information is updated, some discs will
be unusable on Disc Navigation of this DVD video
camera/recorder.
Before You Begin
• 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
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.
If you want to play back a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc recorded on this DVD video camera/
recorder, using a device conforming to 8 cm DVD disc – such as a DVD recorder/player, etc. – you
must finalize the disc on this DVD video camera/recorder.
No further recording can be done on a finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW. You can,
however, unfinalize the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW so that other scenes can be recorded on it.
Additional recording is possible on a finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode): unfinalizing is not necessary.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Finalize Disc” on the “Disc” menu
screen, and then press the button.
The disc will be finalized.
4 Choose “YES”, and then
Note:
• Do not finalize a disc recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder using any other device.
• If the disc in the DVD video camera/recorder has
already been finalized, you cannot choose “Finalize
Disc”.
• The time required to finalize disc that appears on the
“Finalize Disc” screen is only for reference.
• The shorter the recording time on disc, the longer it
will take to finalize it.
• The second and later finalization will be faster with a
disc which has previously been finalized.
Finalize Disc
Further recording on this
press the button.
disc will be impossible.
Finalize? (Approx. 3min.)
The message showing
YES
NO
that the disc is being
ENTER
finalized will appear,
2
1
and the disc will then be
*
*
finalized.
*1Will vary depending
on the recording
time.
*2Displayed only when
a DVD-R is used.
●Using FINALIZE button to finalize
a disc:
Press the FINALIZE button during recording
pause: The screen shown in step 4 above will
appear. Choose “YES”, and then press the button: Finalizing will start.
5 When finalization is complete, the Disc
Navigation screen of all programs will
appear.
' will appear on the Disc Navigation screen
for a finalized disc.
A l l P r og r ams
FINALIZE
0 01/ 015
PLAY
Finalized disc
001 / 010
10/ 9/2006
8:00:00
15/ 9/2006
8:00:00
18/ 9/2006
8:00:00
8 / 10 / 2 0 0 6
8:00:00
10 / 10 / 2 0 0 6
8:00:00
3 / 11 / 2 0 0 6
8:00:00
23/ 11 / 2 0 0 6
8:00:00
30/ 11 / 2 0 0 6
8:00:00
TOP
PREV
NEXT
END
Screen when viewed on DVD recorder/player
(DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW)
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FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW DISC (FINALIZE DISC)
English
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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Unfinalize Disc” on the “Disc” menu
screen, and then press the button.
The screen for verifying unfinalization will
appear.
4 Choose “YES”, and then press the button.
The message showing that the disc is being
unfinalized will appear, and the disc will then
be unfinalized.
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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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/
// buttons to
choose “Category” on
the “Others” menu
screen, and then press
the button.
Others
Category
Repeat Play
T V Ty p e
ENTER
4 Specify the desired
option for display, and
then press the button.
A l l P r og r ams
0 06 / 01 5
PLAY
(When “PHOTO” is
specified)
Al l
V I DEO
PHOTO
RETURN
All:
To display all scenes, movies or stills,
in the order of recording.
VIDEO: To display only movies in the order of
recording.
PHOTO: To display only photos in the order of
recording.
When the Disc Navigation screen is finished,
“Category: All” will be restored.
PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/
// buttons to
choose “Repeat Play”
on the “Others” menu
screen, and then press
the button.
Others
Category
Repeat Play
T V Ty p e
ENTER
●When Repeat Play is set:
On
Of f
RETURN
4 Choose “On”, and then press the button:
Playback will start.
Choose “Off” to cancel Repeat Play setting.
If one scene has been specified: When playback
of the last scene is finished, playback of all
scenes will repeat from the first scene.
If the range for playback has been specified:
Playback of the scenes in that range will repeat.
●To release Repeat Play
Use one of the following 3 methods to release:
• Choose “Off” in step 4 above.
• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off
once.
• Press the DISC EJECT button to remove the
disc.
Note:
• Press the button to terminate playback. However,
the Repeat Play setting will not be canceled.
• Still images can also be played back repeatedly.
• Repeat playback will not function when playback is
instructed from the recording pause status.
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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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “TV type” on the “Others” menu
screen, and then press the button.
4 Choose “4:3”, and then press the button.
SLIDE SHOW (CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK OF STILLS)
If you play back stills recorded on a card, the DVD video camera/recorder will enter the playback
pause status after each still is played back.
Setting Slide Show allows you to continuously play back stills.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the 2/1/0/// buttons to
choose “Slide Show”, “Start”, and then press
the button.
Start:
To start a slide show.
When playback is finished, the DVD video
camera/recorder will enter the playback
pause status at the final still.
Pressing the button will restore the Disc
Navigation screen.
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Note:
• With slide show, playback will start from the first photo
on card regardless of the position of cursor or
whether you attempt to select scenes.
• If you press the button or turn the DVD video
camera/recorder off, Slide Show will be canceled.
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 video/audio
input jacks
To S-VIDEO
input jack*
To AV input/output jack
Red
AV/S input/output cable
(provided)
White
Yellow
* If your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack, you can connect the S-VIDEO plug to it.
Note:
• Using S-VIDEO will deliver clearer playback status.
• Before connecting, make sure that the volume on TV
is turned down: Forgetting this may cause howling
from the TV speakers.
Stereo Type with
S-VIDEO Jack
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
R
Stereo Type
VIDEO
L
• Insert the AV/S input/output cable plugs into jacks
straight: Obliquely inserting them could damage the
jacks.
AUDIO
R
Monaural Type
VIDEO
AUDIO
White
Red
Red
White
VIDEO
L
Yellow
Yellow
White
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VIEWING ON TV SCREEN
1 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.
2 Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
The image that the DVD video camera/
recorder is seeing will appear on the TV
screen.
You can also monitor the image on the LCD
screen or viewfinder of the DVD video
camera/recorder.
3 Perform playback, recording or editing.
You can perform playback, editing or editing
on Disc Navigation while checking on TV
screen.
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Note:
• Adjust the volume of sound on TV.
• The infrared remote control is useful when operating
the DVD video camera/recorder while viewing an
image on TV screen. However, if you use a Hitachi
VCR, the remote control may inadvertently operate
the VCR if it is near the DVD video camera/recorder.
To prevent this, set the remote control code of the
VCR to a position other than “VCR2”.
• Information that the DVD video camera/recorder is
recording will appear on the TV screen: You can also
display only part of information or switch off the
display. Refer to “SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY
OUTPUT ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT)” on page 65,
and press the DISPLAY button to switch the display
status.
• When copy-guarded disc is played back, no image will
appear on TV screen.
• If you use TV with wide mode (aspect ratio 16:9) and
set the TV to the wide mode, the entire Disc
Navigation display may not be displayed on the TV
screen. If this happens, release the wide mode setting
on TV (see the TV instruction manual for releasing the
wide mode).
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.
1 Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player
and play it back.
See the instruction manual for DVD
recorder/player.
Note:
• When playing back disc on another device, the Disc
Navigation display will be different from the one on
this DVD video camera/recorder.
• Finalizing DVD-RW (VR-mode) may be necessary.
• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VR-mode) that was
recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder into a
device that does not conform to DVD-RW (VR-mode):
Doing so may make the disc unusable.
PLAYING BACK DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW DISC
1 Finalize a recorded DVD-RW (VF-mode)/
DVD-R disc.
You need to finalize a disc to play it back on
DVD recorder/player: See page 101.
No further data can be recorded on finalized
disc.
Note:
Use this DVD video camera/recorder to finalize the
DVD-R disc recorded on the DVD video camera/
recorder.
2 Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player
and play it back.
See the instruction manual for DVD
recorder/player.
Note:
• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc that
has not been finalized into any DVD recorder: The
disc may be unusable (except for devices that allow
playback of a DVD-R disc not finalized on this DVD
video camera/recorder).
• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R recorded
on another DVD recorder and not finalized, in this
DVD video camera/recorder: Doing so will make the
disc unusable.
• A recorded +RW is automatically finalized when it is
removed from the DVD video camera/recorder even if
you do not use the Disc Navigation function to finalize
it (p. 101) (auto-finalize). An auto-finalized +RW can
be played back on a DVD recorder/player, etc., but no
DVD video menu will appear. To display the DVD
video menu on a DVD recorder/player, etc., finalize
the +RW using the Disc Navigation function before
playing it back on a DVD recorder/player, etc.
• A +RW with a shorter recording time may not be
playable on a DVD recorder/player, etc. if it has been
auto-finalized. In this case, use the Disc Navigation
function to finalize the +RW.
• DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW discs recorded on
this DVD video camera/recorder or other 8 cm DVDRW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW discs can be played
back on other DVD recorder/players or other devices
conforming to 8 cm DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW,
but playback on all DVD recorder/players is not
guaranteed.
• Playback may not be possible on some DVD recorder/
players, or it may depend on the recorded status of
DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW discs: In such
cases, play back the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/
+RW disc on this DVD video camera/recorder. Also,
playback on DVD recorder/players may stop
momentarily between scenes.
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Recording (Dubbing) Images
• Before connecting this DVD video camera/recorder to another device,
be sure to turn both devices off.
• Insert a recordable disc*1 or card*2 into this DVD video camera/recorder
(see pages 22 and 24).
*1 No photo can be recorded on DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW.
*2 Only photos can be recorded: No video can be recorded.
Before You Begin
• If you operate the DVD video camera/recorder connected to another
device, always power the camera/recorder from AC outlet using the AC
adapter/charger.
• If you use a Hitachi VCR, it will be operated by the remote control*
provided with the DVD video camera/recorder. When recording an
image from a Hitachi VCR, change the remote control code of the VCR
to other than “VCR2”.
* The remote control is not provided with DZ-BX37E/BX35E.
• No image can be recorded (dubbed) on the DZ-BX37E/BX35E from
another video device.
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM OTHER VIDEO DEVICE
You can record (dub) images from other video devices to disc or card in this DVD video camera/
recorder.
Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to the
other video device as follows:
Signal flow
To AV input/output jack
To video/audio
output jacks
Red
AV/S input/output cable
(provided)
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White
Yellow
L IN
the DVD video camera/
recorder to “LINE (L
IN)”.
FINE
Switch the input
referring to “Input
Source” on page 63.
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2 Turn on the connected device, and start
playback.
The picture will appear on the LCD screen or
viewfinder of this DVD video camera/
recorder.
3 Press the REC button.
Recording will start on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
The operation of this line-input recording is
the same as for recording movie.
Press the PHOTO button when recording a
photo.
Note:
• Reduce the volume of external input sound heard
from the built-in speaker: The loud volume may cause
noise to enter the recorded image.
• The recorded contents can be played back in the
same manner as when playing back camera images
recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder.
• The “Input Source” setting will return to “CAMERA”
whenever DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• Recording of most images is prohibited by the copyguard signal to protect the copyright, except for
images recorded on camcorders for personal
enjoyment. “COPY PROTECTED” appears in these
images: They cannot be recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
• Typical copyright protected images include those of
DVD video, LD, recorded video tapes, some parts of
digital satellite broadcasts, etc.
• 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.
• If the input signal is interrupted by switching the
channel on TV or switching the signal using video
selector, normal recording cannot be performed.
• No “copy-once” image can be recorded on this DVD
video camera/recorder even if a disc conforming to
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
used.
• When recorded images are played back on PC, black
bands may appear at the top/bottom and on the left
and right of screen.
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1 Set the input source on
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RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES
You can record (dub) images played back on this DVD video camera/recorder, on other video
devices.
Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another
video device as shown in the following figure:
Signal flow
To AV input/output jack
To S-VIDEO
input jack of
VCR, etc.*
To video/audio
input jacks
Red
AV/S input/output cable
(provided)
White
Yellow
* If the video device to be connected has an S-VIDEO input jack, you can connect it to the DVD video camera/
recorder.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select a scene to be played back.
3 Set the channel of the connected video device
to an external input.
4 Press the playback () button on this DVD
video camera/recorder and the record button
on connected device: The DVD video
camera/recorder will start playback and the
recorded device will record (dub) it.
Note:
• Using S-VIDEO will enable you to record clearer
images.
• Reduce the volume of external input sound heard
from the built-in speaker: The loud volume may cause
noise to enter the recorded image.
• It is recommended that you use Disc Navigation to
create a play list including the scenes to be dubbed
among the scenes recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder (p. 91).
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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.
You can cut-edit imported images, add titles and BGM, and edit videos, i.e., attach image
switching effect.
You can also create a DVD-Video (DVD-RW/DVD-R) and DVD-VR (DVD-RAM/DVD-RW) by
importing the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC.
Macintosh
Pixe VRF Browser EX
This allows you to import the images recorded on DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R loaded in the
DVD video camera/recorder into Macintosh as an MPEG file.
When importing an image, you can designate the import range.
ImageMixer VCD/DVD2
You can create a DVD-Video (DVD-RW/DVD-R) from the images imported into Macintosh
using Pixe VRF Browser EX.
Note:
• The software for Macintosh provided with this DVD video camera/recorder is not compatible with a +RW.
• Finalize the DVD-RW/DVD-R recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder before using it on PC.
• You cannot create a DVD-VR (DVD-RAM/DVD-RW) on the Macintosh software.
• Since the audio format of the MPEG file imported into Macintosh using Pixe VRF Browser EX is AC3 audio, no
audio will be played back even on QuickTime MPEG-2 playback component and only video is played back.
• The software provided with this DVD video camera/recorder cannot handle copyright-protected DVDs, such as
CPRM and CSS.
The provided software can handle Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese
(simplified).
For explanation, this manual uses Windows XP screens for Windows and Mac OS X 10.4 screens for
Macintosh.
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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® Me.
• Computer: IBM PC/AT compatible
• CPU: Intel® Pentium® III 800 MHz or higher (Pentium® 4, 1.7 GHz or higher is recommended)
* Operation is not guaranteed when the CPU is overclocked or dual CPU is used, or with a
Pentium® compatible CPU other than those made by Intel® and AMD®.
• Memory: Windows 2000: At least 128 MB (256 MB or more is recommended)
Windows XP: At least 256 MB (512 MB or more is recommended)
• Free space on hard disk: At least 300 MB (needed to install the application)
When creating a disc or disc images, free space three times that of disc
to be created will be required.
• Display that can show with at least 1024 × 768 pixels and 16 bits (High color)
• Graphics accelerator with VRAM of at least 4 MB, compatible with DirectX® 9.0c or higher
• USB: At least one unused port is necessary for this product (USB2.0 is recommended)
[When using Macintosh]
• OS:
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•
•
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Mac OS X (10.2.8, 10.3.4-10.3.9, 10.4.1-10.4.3)
* The provided software cannot be used on Mac OS X Server.
CPU:
iMac G4, iMac G5, iBook G4, PowerBook G4, PowerMac G5, eMac series, Mac mini
series or higher that is equipped with a USB2.0 port in standard
Memory: At least 256 MB (512 MB or more is recommended)
HDD:
Free space needed for installation: Approx. 200 MB
Free space of at least 1 GB is needed on startup disc during running of application.
When creating a disc or disc images, free space three times that of disc to be created will
be required.
At least 1024 × 768 pixels, at least 32,000 colors (full-color is recommended)
Environment where QuickTime 6 or higher can operate
The slot-in type drive of Mac is not compatible with an 8 cm disc: Be sure not to use the drive,
since a disc inserted by mistake cannot be removed.
Note:
• You must have the administrator authority of the PC before installing software.
• Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases:
- When connected via USB hub
- Multiprocessor is not supported.
• Even when your PC satisfies the above conditions of available PC, malfunction may result or restriction in use
may occur, depending on the combination of other software in PC or peripheral devices.
• Operation is not guaranteed when using your customized PC.
• Operation is not guaranteed on all PCs that satisfy the above recommended environment.
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Installing Software
[When using Windows]
1 Turn the PC on.
5 Checking license agreement:
If you have been using the PC, terminate all
running software programs.
2 Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD-
Carefully read the license agreement: If you
accept the contents, choose “I accept the
terms of the license agreement”, and then
click “Next”.
ROM drive of PC.
The installer will automatically start, and the
“Choose Setup Language” screen will
automatically appear.
If the “Choose Setup Language” screen does
not appear, use Windows My Computer or
Explorer to open the drive in which the CDROM is located, and then double-click the
setup.exe icon in it. (Extension “exe” may not
appear depending on the PC used.)
3 Choose the language to be installed.
Choose the language used with
ImageMixer 3, and then click “Next”.
Click
6 Choosing the installation destination:
If you do not wish to change the folder in
which the software is installed, click “Next”.
If you wish to change the folder, click
“Change”, designate the installation location,
and then click “Next”.
Click
4 The “ImageMixer 3” installation screen will
appear: Click “Next”.
Click
Click
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7 Choosing video system:
9 After installation is finished, the screen for
The screen for setting the video system will
appear, and then click “Next”.
prompting restart will appear: Click “Finish”
to restart the PC.
After restart, remove the CD-ROM from the
PC.
Installing the software is now complete.
Click
8 Executing installation:
The setups for installation are now complete.
Click “Install” to execute installation.
Click
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
Creator 5 may not operate normally. The
screen shown below will appear after you
click “Install”:
If you are using Easy CD Creator 5, click
“Yes”, and do not install ImageMixer 3.
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Note:
• After installation is finished, the installation of Direct X
may start depending on the PC used: In this case,
follow the instructions on screen to install Direct X.
1 Turn the Macintosh on, and insert the
5 Choosing the installation destination and
provided CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of
Macintosh.
2 Double-click the DVDCAM3000 icon
type of installation:
Follow the instructions on screen for
operation: Installation will start.
6 After installation is finished, the screen for
displayed on desktop.
3 Double-click the icon of “ImageMixer for
DVDCAM.pkg” displayed on screen.
The installer will start: Click “Continue”.
exit will appear: Click “Close”.
The screen for installation will close and
installation will be complete: Remove the
CD-ROM.
4 Checking license agreement:
The license agreement screen will appear.
Set the language to be used when installing
the software, and then carefully read the
license agreement: If you agree with the
contents, choose “Continue”. If you accept
the license agreement, click “I agree”.
* With the provided software for Macintosh, the
language used with OS will automatically be
installed.
Setting language
when installing
Click
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[When using Macintosh]
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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.
• Before connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, disconnect any cables or camera accessories (external
video flash, external microphone, etc.) other than the PC connection cable and AC adapter/charger.
• When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the ACCESS/PC indicator will light green. While a disc
is being accessed, the indicator will light or blink orange. While an SD memory card is being accessed, the CARD
ACCESS indicator will light or blink red.
• When using Windows, the DVD video camera/recorder can be connected to a USB1.1 port of PC. However, since
the data transfer speed is lower than when connecting to a USB2.0 port, lost frames may occur or the process
may take more time.
• Read “Cautions when connecting DVD video camera/recorder to PC” on page 130.
The power switch of this DVD video camera/recorder has two modes: Disc mode when it is set to
“!” or “ ””, and Card mode when it is set to “"”.
If you connect the DVD video camera/recorder to PC via PC connection cable, the PC will
automatically recognize the DVD video camera/recorder. After recognition is finished, it may be
prompted to restart the PC: In this case, follow the instruction and restart the PC.
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[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. (The shape of icon and drive name, such as G:, will depend on the software environment
used.)
If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC with its power switch set to “"”, it will be
recognized as a removal disk, and a card set in the DVD video camera/recorder can be accessed.
(The drive name, such as G:, will depend on the software environment used.)
[When using Macintosh]
If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to Macintosh USB port with the
power switch set to “!” or “ ”, it will be recognized as a removal drive, and the
icon shown on the right will appear. (The shape of icon and drive name will depend
on the software environment used.)
If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to Macintosh USB port with the
power switch set to “"”, it will be recognized as a removal drive, and the icon
shown on the right will appear.
Double-click this icon: The contents of card can be checked.
(The shape of icon and drive name will depend on the software environment
used.)
The following operations are not possible on the DVD video camera/
recorder while it is being connected to PC:
• Camera operation using operation buttons on DVD video camera/recorder.
• Ejection of disc using DISC EJECT button on DVD video camera/recorder.
• Power off using power switch.
A disc loaded in the DVD video camera/recorder can be ejected by operating the
PC.
• The disc and SD memory card can be replaced even though the DVD video camera/recorder is
turned off or it is not connected.
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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:
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●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.
[When using Macintosh]
Place the drive icon of this DVD video camera/recorder (displayed on desktop) in Trash Box: The
cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will open. Load another disc and
close the cover: The disc will be recognized.
●When removing SD memory card
[When using Windows]
Make sure that the SD memory card is not being accessed by the PC software on PC, and that the
CARD ACCESS indicator on DVD video camera/recorder (see page 6) is not lit or blinking, and then
remove the SD memory card from DVD video camera/recorder.
The CARD ACCESS indicator may be lit or blinking for a while after a file in PC is written to the SD
memory card: Wait until the CARD ACCESS indicator goes out. It will sometimes take no less than a
few minutes.
[When using Macintosh]
Drag the removal drive icon (displayed on desktop) and place it in Trash Box. After making sure that
the icon disappears from desktop, remove the SD memory card from the card insertion slot of this
DVD video camera/recorder.
Note:
• Do not use Explorer to operate any video files recorded on disc: Use the provided software. Do not use the PC to
delete any photos recorded on a DVD-RAM.
• Disc and card cannot simultaneously be accessed.
USING DISC IN DVD DRIVE BUILT INTO PC
If you have a PC with the drive conforming to the disc used, and the application software, you can
directly insert the disc into the drive to use it.
Whether a disc conforms to the DVD drive will depend on the DVD drive: Use a DVD drive that
conforms to each disc.
Finalized DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW discs can be used with DVD-ROM drive (reading only).
The slot-in type drive of Mac is not compatible with an 8 cm disc: Be sure not to use the drive,
since a disc inserted by mistake cannot be removed.
Note:
• When writing images edited on PC to a brand-new DVD-RW, do not format the disc on DVD video camera/
recorder.
• Some vertically installed and slot-in type drives on PC cannot accept an 8 cm disc.
• An adapter that converts 8 cm CD to 12 cm diameter (for 8 cm CD) cannot be used for any 8 cm DVD-RAM/8 cm
DVD-RW/8 cm DVD-R/8 cm +RW.
• If you use, on PC, a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder, finalize it on the DVD
video camera/recorder (see page 101).
• Some DVD-ROM drives cannot read a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder.
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[When using Windows]
1 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.
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BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION (UNPLUGGING PC
CONNECTION CABLE)/CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH
2 Choose “USB mass storage device”. The drive
name (F:, etc.) will depend on the PC used.
3 A message showing that “hardware removal”
is possible will appear.
Unplug the PC connection cable.
* If “hardware removal” results in error, terminate
Windows® once, and then unplug the PC
connection cable. When using Windows® 2000
Professional, installing Windows® 2000 SP3 or
later may resolve the problem. Ask your PC
manufacturer or Microsoft Corporation how to
get Windows® 2000 SP3.
Click
[When using Macintosh]
When removing the DVD video camera/recorder from PC, choose the drive icon of DVD video
camera/recorder (disc or card), and choose “Eject” in the “File” menu.
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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.
Refer to the electronic instruction manual that can be read on PC for detailed instructions about
ImageMixer 3: While ImageMixer 3 is being activated, click “Help” - “ImageMixer Help (F1)” to
display this manual. See the electronic instruction manual for explanation on how to edit video files.
To start ImageMixer 3, double-click the ImageMixer 3 shortcut that was created when it was
installed.
* If there is no ImageMixer 3 shortcut on desktop, choose [Start] - [Programs] or [All programs] [PIXELA] - [ImageMixer 3] - [ImageMixer 3].
VIEWING IMAGES RECORDED ON DISC USING PC
* A DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalized on this
DVD video camera/recorder.
1 Insert a disc whose recorded images you wish 3 Click “Edit new video”.
to play into the DVD video camera/recorder,
4 The project setting screen will appear: Click
and connect the DVD video camera/recorder
to the USB port of PC.
“OK”.
2 Start ImageMixer 3.
When ImageMixer 3 starts up, the launcher
shown below will appear: Click “Edit Video”.
Click
Click
It is not necessary to change any setting when
using PC to view the images recorded on
disc.
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5 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
6 Use the ImageMixer 3 Video Editor screen to
select a title/chapter you wish to play back,
and then click “Preview”.
The image recorded on disc will appear.
Select the title/chapter to be played back, and
then click “Preview”: Playback will start.
Click the full-screen display button: A fullscreen image will appear. To exit the fullscreen display, double-click the screen.
Click “Eject” button to play back the images
on another disc. The cover of disc insertion
block on DVD video camera/recorder will
open: Remove the disc, and load another disc.
Click
Full-screen display button
Note:
• When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to a
USB1.1 port of PC, the data transfer speed will be
insufficient, which could result in lost frames.
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CREATING DVD-VIDEO USING IMAGES RECORDED ON 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.
1 Insert a disc with the recorded images to be
saved into the DVD video camera/recorder,
and connect the DVD video camera/recorder
to a USB port of PC.
2 Start ImageMixer 3.
When ImageMixer 3 starts up, the launcher
shown below will appear: Click “Author
DVD-Video”.
4 Setting up project
Set up a project. You can set up the
designated save location of edited contents
and image quality.
Be sure to choose “PAL” for the video system.
After setting up the project, click the “OK”
button.
Click
Click
3 Click “Newly create DVD”.
5 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
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create a DVD-Video, and then click “Import”.
The image recorded on disc will appear.
Select the chapter to be imported into PC, and
then click “Import”: Importing into PC will
start.
Eject button
7 Click “Authoring” and create a DVD-Video
menu.
Clicking “Authoring” will display the editing
screen of DVD-Video menu. The video file
previously imported into PC will appear in
“Source”. Choose the desired video file, and
click “Add titles”: The video file will be
registered.
When using a video file imported into PC
using ImageMixer 3, click “File” to choose the
folder in which the video file will be stored.
Click
If you wish to import images on another disc
after importing images on one disc, click the
“Eject” button. The disc insertion block of
DVD video camera/recorder will open:
Remove the disc, insert the other disc whose
recorded images you wish to import into the
DVD video camera/recorder, and then close
the disc insertion block. After a short while,
the images on the disc will appear: Perform
the same procedure to import the images.
When the images on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/
DVD-R/+RW are imported, the recording
date/time will not appear.
Click
Clicking “Theme” or “Set title menu” will
allow you to change the design of DVD-Video
menu.
Choose the type of disc to be created (8 cm/
12 cm/2-layer) using [Set] - [Configuration].
Note:
• To import all chapters in the title at once, click “Select
all” in the editing menu at the top of screen, and then
click “Import”.
• To import multiple chapters, click the desired chapters
while holding down the Ctrl key.
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8 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.
Click
Click
Click
Click the “Write” button: The screen for
setting write will appear. After checking the
settings, click “OK”: Writing will start.
When write is complete, the drive will open
to eject the DVD: Creation of an original DVD
is now finished.
Note:
• If you load a written DVD-RW in the write drive, the
dialog “Are you sure you want to delete the content of
disc?” will appear.
Deleting the content of disc will erase all data on the
disc: Carefully check the contents of disc.
Choosing “Yes” will display the screen for choosing
the disc erasure method: After checking it, click the
“OK” button. Once the contents on disc have been
deleted, the cover of disc insertion block on DVD
video camera/recorder will open. Close the cover
following the message instruction.
• If the disc contains a video file that does not conform
to DVD-Video format, the video will be re-encoded,
resulting in deterioration of image quality.
• If you execute “File” - “Save project”, the halfway
operation status can be saved as a project file.
Reading in this saved project file will allow you to
restart the operation from the saved status.
• A project file will be saved in the project folder that
was set in step 4 on page 122, and the file name will
be automatically attached.
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[When using Macintosh]
USING PIXE VRF BROWSER EX AND IMAGEMIXER VCD/DVD2
Pixe VRF Browser EX allows you to import the images on DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R recorded
on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC as an MPEG file. ImageMixer VCD/DVD2 allows you to
use the images imported by Pixe VRF Browser EX to create a DVD-Video (DVD-RW/DVD-R).
The following shows the basic operations of Pixe VRF Browser EX and ImageMixer VCD/DVD2.
Refer to the electronic instruction manuals that can be read on PC for detailed instructions of Pixe
VRF Browser EX and ImageMixer VCD/DVD2. See the electronic instruction manuals for the
detailed use method of each software program.
For Pixe VRF Browser EX, click “Help” - “Pixe VRF Browser EX Help” while it is being started up.
For ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, click the question ? mark at the top right of the folder select screen.
To start Pixe VRF Browser EX and ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, double-click the “Pixe VRF Browser EX
for DVDCAM” icon and “ImageMixerVCD/DVD2” icon in Macintosh HD (startup disk) “Applications” - “ImageMixer for DVDCAM”.
Note:
• The provided software cannot be used to burn a DVD-VR (DVD-RAM/DVD-RW): It is also incompatible with a +RW.
IMPORTING IMAGES RECORDED ON DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R INTO PC
TO CREATE A DVD-VIDEO (DVD-RW/DVD-R)
You can use the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder to create a disc that can be
viewed on DVD recorders/players.
* Any DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalized.
1 Connect the DVD video camera/recorder
with no disc loaded to a USB port of
Macintosh.
* If you connect the DVD video camera/
recorder while a disc is loaded, you will
have to remove the disc later.
3 Set a disc.
Set a disc whose recorded video file you wish
to import in the DVD video camera/recorder,
close the cover of disc insertion block, and
then click “OK”.
2 Start Pixe VRF Browser EX and choose the
drive.
Clicking the “Drive” icon will display the
drive select screen. Choose “HITACHI DVDRAM DZ-GBX3”, and then click “OK”. The
cover of disc insertion block on DVD video
camera/recorder will automatically open.
Click
Click
Click
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4 Select the video file to be imported and save
it.
The scenes recorded on disc will appear.
Select the scene to be imported into
Macintosh and click “Save”: The save setting
screen will appear.
Clicking “Save” after setting the save
destination, etc. will start import into
Macintosh.
If you wish to import the contents of another
disc after importing is finished, click “Eject”
on drive icons: The cover of disc insertion
block on DVD video camera/recorder will
open so that you can replace the disc.
To import photos recorded on DVD-RAM,
click the PHOTO button: The photos on disc
will appear. Select the desired photo(s) and
click “Save photo”.
5 Start ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, and set up the
files to be registered.
Start ImageMixer VCD/DVD2 and click the
“DVD-Video” button.
Click
Note:
• No Video CD can be created or played back on this
DVD video camera/recorder. And no writing to +RW/
+R is possible when creating a DVD-Video.
6 Designate the folder in which the video file to
be registered is stored.
Select the folder that you designated to save
video files, and then click “Add”.
Click “Options” to choose the type of disc (8
cm or 12 cm) to create a DVD-Video.
Be sure to choose “PAL” for the video system.
After setting the option, click the “OK”
button, and then click “Next”.
Click
When importing video files is complete, start
ImageMixer VCD/DVD2 to create a DVDVideo using the imported files.
Note:
• When using images on ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, set
the video saving format to “Program stream”.
• When importing the images on a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW
(VR-mode), you can use the MPEG editor to
designate the import range.
• When importing the images on a DVD-RW (VRmode)/DVD-R, click the “Chapter” tab to select the
image.
• If you double-click an MPEG file imported by Pixe
VRF Browser EX on Finder, Pixe VRF Browser EX
will start, but it cannot handle the imported MPEG file.
Use the imported MPEG file on ImageMixer VCD/
DVD2.
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Click
Selecting save destination folder
9 Writing to disc:
Then edit the DVD-Video menu: You can set
up the menu style, change the thumbnail to
be displayed, and add a menu BGM.
After editing the menu screen, click “Next”.
The screen for writing to disc will appear.
Check “Create disc”, perform setting for
write, e.g., choosing DVD write drive.
Clicking the “Write” button will display the
message “Set a blank media in DVD drive”.
Set a blank DVD-RW/DVD-R into the drive,
and then click “OK”.
The screen for setting write will appear: After
checking the settings, click “OK”.
Click
8 Checking playback:
The playback check screen will appear so that
you can confirm the DVD images to be
created. After playback check is finished, click
“Next”.
Click
Note:
• If you load a written DVD-RW in the write drive, a
dialog “Are you sure you want to delete the contents
of disc?” will appear.
Deleting the content of disc will erase all data on the
disc: Carefully check the content of disc.
Once the contents on disc have been deleted, the
cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/
recorder will open. Close the cover following the
message instruction.
• If the disc contains a video file that does not conform
to DVD-Video format, the video will be re-encoded,
resulting in deterioration of image quality.
Click
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7 Creating a DVD-Video menu:
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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 (VFmode)/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.
2. Connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a USB port of PC/Macintosh.
3. Start up the DVD playback software on your PC/Macintosh and play back.
Note:
• When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to Macintosh for playback on a DVD playback software, etc.,
the screen for setting the drive region code will appear: Set the region code that matches your local area.
●Playing back DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode)
A DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder cannot be played
back, since the OS is not compatible with its playback. Use the provided software to play back the
disc.
●Handling photos
Photos are recorded on a DVD-RAM or SD memory card in this DVD video camera/recorder in
JPEG format: Use the application that conforms to the JPEG images.
The following shows how to import photos into PC/Macintosh:
With DVD-RAM
You can use the provided software to import photos into PC/Macintosh.
If you use Windows XP or Mac OS Ver. 10.4 or higher, the photos on a DVD-RAM can be imported
from Explorer/Finder.
With SD memory card
Insert an SD memory card with photos recorded into the DVD video camera/recorder, and
connect it to PC/Macintosh. Use Explorer/Finder to import the photos.
The photos recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder are stored in “DCIM” - “100*HPNX1”
folder on card: Drag and drop them to PC to import them.
* The number may be different if the card was recorded on another DCF conforming device.
●Playing back MPEG files imported by Pixe VRF Browser EX (Mac OS
only)
You can play back MPEG files imported into PC using Pixe VRF Browser EX, on the playback check
screen of ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, after registering them on ImageMixer VCD/DVD2.
Since the audio format of the MPEG file imported into Macintosh using Pixe VRF Browser EX is AC3
audio, no audio will be played back even on QuickTime MPEG-2 playback component and only
video is played back.
Note:
• Normal playback may not be possible depending on the disc recorded status.
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Uninstalling Software
[When using Windows]
Use “Control Panel” to open “Add or Remove Applications”, choose the application to be
uninstalled from the displayed list of applications, and then click the “Change/Remove” button.
Note:
• After uninstalling software, be sure to restart the PC.
• Administrator authority is required for uninstallation.
[When using Macintosh]
Manually move the following folders/files installed to Recycle Bin:
/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
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Cautions when connecting DVD video camera/
recorder to PC
Use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder when connecting it to
PC:
The DVD video camera/recorder can also use a battery, but if the DVD video camera/recorder
cuts off during data transfer, important recordings will be lost: If data is being written to disc, the
disc will then be unusable.
Do not unplug cables while the disc in DVD video camera/recorder is being accessed from
PC:
If the PC connection cable (provided) or power cable is unplugged while the ACCESS/PC or
CARD ACCESS indicator is blinking, important recordings will be lost: If data is being written to
disc, the disc will then be unusable.
Before connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, disconnect any cables or camera
accessories (external video flash, external microphone, etc.) other than the PC connection
cable and AC adapter/charger.
Use a reference of approx. 30 minutes at approx. 30°C or less for operation when connecting
the DVD video camera/recorder to PC.
If the temperature of the DVD video camera/recorder is too high, writing or reading on the DVD
video camera/recorder may be faulty. And note that, if an error occurs during writing to a DVD-R,
the disc will no longer be usable.
Take care that the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder is not too high.
Fade, skip or thumbnails set on the DVD video camera/recorder will not be reflected in the
provided software.
If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected via USB hub or to a USB port on PC front
panel or keyboard, the DVD video camera/recorder may not be recognized by PC: If this
happens, connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a USB port on PC rear panel.
If the DVD video camera/recorder power is off, it cannot be connected to PC.
Do not use PC application to finalize a DVD-RW/DVD-R recorded on this DVD video camera/
recorder: 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.
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.
Multiple DVD video camera/recorders cannot be simultaneously connected to PC.
DVD discs created on the software provided with this DVD video camera/recorder can be
played on DVD recorders/players, etc. that conform to each individual disc, but playback on
all devices is not guaranteed. They may not be playable, depending on the playback device
and/or disc recoreded status.
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Subsidiary Information
Introduction to Optional Accessories
CAMERA ACCESSORIES
Video flash (DZ-FLH3)*1
Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)*2
Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)*2
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.
*1 Unavailable for DZ-GX3100E/BX37E/BX35E.
*2 You will need the optional step-up ring when attaching these lenses to the DZ-GX3200E/GX3100E/BX37E/
BX35E.
With the DZ-GX3200E/BX37E/BX35E, be sure to remove the lens hood at the front of lens before attaching the
lens.
POWER SUPPLY
Battery (DZ-BP7SW)*
Battery (DZ-BP14SW)
* Unavailable for DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E.
• Refer to the catalog for details.
• The models and specifications of the optional accessories shown on this page are subject to change, and their
production may be discontinued.
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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
Cause & Troubleshooting
Reference
page
(1) Data error in a part
of image file. Repair
data now?
(2) Found error in image
file. Repair data now?
(3) Data error in all
image file. Repair all
data now?
It is possible that the system cannot normally complete writing of
file when power is turned off for some reason during recording or
editing (deleting, dividing or combining scenes, or creating play
list). Selecting “YES” will automatically repair the video file, but
even if “NO” is selected, the same message will appear when the
DVD video camera/recorder is turned on next time. (Do not
remove the disc while the DVD video camera/recorder is
recognizing it: Ignoring this will deactivate the file repair function.)
Follow the instructions on screen, taking note of the following
cautions:
• Repair will normally be complete in several minutes, but it may
take longer (up to one hour).
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video
camera/recorder when repairing data: Repair is not possible
using a battery. If a battery has been attached, turn the power
switch off once, connect the AC adapter/charger, and then start
repairing.
• Data may not be repaired, depending on the timing when
power was turned off.
• Data may not be repaired normally if data recorded on another
recorder is mixed in.
• The repaired data may be different from the original recorded
content because of partial deletion of defective portion.
• Since the date/time for repair is added to the repaired data
(only the corrected portion for partial repair), the original date/
time information will be lost.
• Since all movies, and then all stills, are repaired, the order of
recorded contents will be lost in case of message (2) (3) only.
• See *1 on page 137.
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(1) Disc is not
formatted. Format the
disc now?
(2) Disc Format. Select
record format.
(Displayed only when
DVD-RW is used.)
A DVD-RW/+RW that was initialized by PC and not initialized for
camera use is inserted.
Auto finalizing...
Plaese wait...
This message will appear with a +RW when it is removed after
recording, or the last recorded scene was deleted. The autofinalized +RW can be played back on a DVD recorder/player.
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Cannot combine scene. Unless consecutive scenes are selected, they cannot be
combined.
80
Cannot combine scene
of multiple programs.
Create PlayList first,
and then combine
scenes.
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Scenes in different programs (different recording dates) cannot
be combined. Create a Playlist first, and then combine such
scenes on the playlist.
Cannot combine.
Deselect PHOTO
scenes.
Cause & Troubleshooting
Select only movies and combine them.
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Cannot combine. Select Select a range of at least 2 scenes to be combined, and then
multiple scenes.
combine them.
Cannot delete scenes.
Reference
page
This may occur when scene that was edited for division, etc. is to
be deleted.
Combine the divided scenes, and then delete them.
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Cannot divide scene.
This message will appear when the scene is extremely short
because division, etc. was repeated.
Cannot execute.
Change display
category to ALL.
This message will appear if you attempt to combine or move
scenes with “Category: VIDEO or PHOTO” specified.
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Cannot execute.
Unselect multiple
scenes.
Division or change in thumbnail was executed when multiple
scenes were selected.
74
Cannot read disc.
Check dirt/crack/bothsides contrary/inserted
correctly.
Error occurred while the disc was being recognized. Make sure
that there is no scratch or dirt on disc, that the surface/back of
disc is not reversed, and that the disc is firmly pushed against the
turntable. See *3 and *4 on page 138 for troubleshooting.
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CANNOT RECORD
PHOTOS
• This message will appear when the PHOTO button is pressed
with the power switch set to “!”.
• You cannot record still image on DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc
(recordable of still images from PC). Use DVD-RAM disc to
record still images.
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CANNOT RECORD
VIDEO
This message will appear when the REC button is pressed with
the power switch set to “ ” or “"”.
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Cannot replace
thumbnail on PHOTO
scenes.
The thumbnail of a still cannot be changed.
Select a movie.
Cannot select any more The maximum number of selectable scenes is 999.
scenes.
CANNOT SLEEP
MODE
The DVD video camera/recorder can enter the sleep/restart
status only from the recording pause status. The following
conditions apply:
• No disc or card is loaded.
• The disc or card has no remaining space.
• The power switch is set to “ ” with a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/
DVD-R/+RW.
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83
86
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CARD ALMOST FULL
Remaining space is only enough to record less than 10 stills.
Delete unnecessary stills and try the card, or use another card.
Card error has
occurred.
• The card terminals may be dirty: Wipe off dirt, and try the card
again, or use another card.
• Data other than still image may be included: Use another card.
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Card error has
occurred.
Format the card now?
Was the card formatted on PC? Was formatting interrupted
midway? When using the card on this DVD video camera/
recorder, choose “YES” and format it.
98
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Message
English
Message
Cause & Troubleshooting
Card error has
occurred.
Formatting is not
complete.
The card may be damaged: Use another card.
Card error has
occurred. Keep card
inside & restart.
Card error could have occurred during editing of scenes. Turn off
the DVD video camera/recorder with the card being used inside,
connect the AC adapter/charger, and then power the DVD video
camera/recorder again.
Card full.
Delete unnecessary stills and try the card, or use another card.
Reference
page
24
No more recording on this card can be done: Delete unnecessary
stills or use another card.
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Card is not formatted.
Format the card now?
Was the card formatted on PC? When using the card on this DVD
video camera/recorder, choose “YES” and format it.
98
CHECK DISC
A disc unusable on this DVD video camera/recorder may have
been inserted or the disc may be damaged.
Make sure that the type of disc is correct, and make sure that the
disc is not write-protected.
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Control Information
Error.
Mismatch may occur between the recorded image and scene
information.
Update the control information.
• Use another disc.
• See *3 and *4 on page 138.
COPY PROTECTED
DISC ACCESS
The video signal input to this DVD video camera/recorder may be
copy-guarded.
Some prerecorded video materials, such as movies, are guarded
against copying.
Copy-guarded materials cannot be recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
The recorded scene is being stored on disc.
This DVD video camera/recorder is verifying whether the correct
disc has been inserted.
Wait until the message disappears, and you can start to use the
DVD video camera/recorder.
100
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Disc error has occurred. • Disc error occurred during finalizing, and finalizing failed.
Finalizing is not
Replace the disc.
complete.
• See *3 on page 138.
101
Disc error has occurred. • Has the disc been initialized on PC? Has initializing the disc on
Format the disc now?
PC been interrupted?
Choose “YES” and initialize the disc when using it on this DVD
video camera/recorder. Initializing the disc will erase all data on
it.
• See *2 on page 138.
98
Disc error has occurred. The disc may be dirty.
Formatting is not
Remove the disc and wipe off fingerprints, dust, etc. before
complete.
reusing it, or use another disc.
This message may also appear if you insert a disc for which
formatting was interrupted midway. In this case, use another disc.
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Cause & Troubleshooting
Reference
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. Repair of scenes will be tried.
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Disc error has occurred. This message will appear when disc error occurred during
Unfinalizing is not
unfinalization, and unfinalizing disc failed. Replace the disc.
complete.
102
Disc error has occurred. • Use another disc.
• See *3 and *4 on page 138.
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• Mismatch in recording information may be caused by editing
done on some device other than this DVD video camera/
recorder.
Initialize the disc or use another disc.
• Initializing the disc will erase all data on it.
98
Disc full. Cannot
execute.
Delete unnecessary scenes before using this disc, or use another
disc.
78
Disc has no data.
This message will appear when an attempt is made to execute
playback or editing on Disc Navigation with no scene recorded.
—
Disc has no PlayList.
Switching of play list was selected with no play list stored.
92
Disc includes protected The disc may be software protected from a device other than this
scenes. Delete scenes? DVD video camera/recorder. To release this case, use a device
that has executed software-protect.
—
Disc is full. Cannot add
control info.
The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be
entered, so the control information for generating thumbnails
cannot be added.
Combine several scenes or delete them.
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Disc is not formatted.
Format the disc now?
• Has the disc been initialized on a PC?
Choose “YES” and initialize the disc when using it on this DVD
video camera/recorder. Initialization will delete all data on the
disc.
• See *2 on page 138.
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Disc must be finalized
before it can be played
back on DVD player or
DVD recorder.
• This message will appear if you remove a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/
DVD-R that has not been finalized from the DVD video camera/
recorder.
• See *5 on page 138
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Drive overheat. Please
retry later.
The temperature inside the DVD video camera/recorder is too
high, and reading or writing of the data on disc may not be
performed normally.
Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off and wait for a while. The
temperature will be effectively decreased if the DVD video
camera/recorder is placed in a well-ventilated spot.
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DVD-R* Disc, 16:9
mode cannot be
changed, when Video
mode is STD.
DVD-R* Disc, Input
Source cannot be
changed.
With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW disc, the setting of 16:9
mode will not be possible when the Video mode is STD.
* “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode),
“+RW” will appear when using a +RW.
Once a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc has been recorded in
the 16:9 mode, the input source will not be changeable.
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* “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode).
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Message
English
Message
DVD-R* Disc, Video
mode and 16:9 mode
cannot be changed.
Cause & Troubleshooting
With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc, the movie quality mode
and 16:9 mode once used for recording cannot be changed.
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* “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode).
DVD-RAM disc. Finalize This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a
is not required.
DVD-RAM loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder. No
finalization is necessary for a DVD-RAM.
END OF DISC
Reference
page
101
The disc is full.
You cannot record on this disc any more. Prepare another disc or
delete unnecessary movie scenes from this disc.
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Error occurred. Please
replace disc or format
disc.
• Abnormality has occurred with the DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW
disc to be repaired. Initialize the disc before using it, or use the
another disc. Initializing the disc will erase all data on it.
• See *2 on page 138.
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Error occurred. Please
replace disc.
An abnormality occurred with a DVD-R disc to be repaired.
Replace the disc.
—
Finalize may not be
This message will appear when power is supplied again and the
complete. Finalize again disc is reinserted after power was shut off during finalization due
now?
to a power failure, etc. Choose “YES” if you wish to be sure
finalizing is performed.
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It is unrecordable on
this card.
The inserted card cannot be used in this DVD video camera/
recorder: Use another card.
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JPEG files related to
scenes are not found.
This message will appear when stills recorded on DVD-RAM disc
using a device other than this DVD video camera/recorder are to
be copied to card.
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NO DISC
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 DVDRAM drive. Do not remove the disc; leave the DVD video camera/
recorder turned off in a place as dry as possible for 1 – 2 hours.
5
The disc has not been inserted.
Insert it.
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The disc is not inserted correctly.
Push the disc against the turntable at the center until a click is
heard.
See *3 and *4 on page 138.
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Is the disc surface/bottom reversed?
Check the surface/bottom of disc, and reinsert it correctly.
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No more scenes.
PlayList was deleted.
• All scenes are deleted from the play list.
• Since a play list with no scenes cannot be supported by
specifications, a play list from which all registered scenes have
been deselected will be deleted.
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PlayList over limit.
An attempt was made to create new play list or copy play list,
even though limit specified for play lists in the video recording
standard had already been stored.
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• This will appear when scenes are to be deleted.
• When a play list exists on disc, an attempt to delete scenes in
program will display this message. (This message will not
appear if you deselect scenes from play list.)
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Same scenes on Play
List will be deleted.
Delete scenes?
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Cause & Troubleshooting
Reference
page
Scenes over limit.
Cannot add scenes.
The number of scenes entered in play list has reached the limit
that can be entered.
Delete several scenes.
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Scenes over limit.
Cannot divide scene.
The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be
entered.
Delete several scenes.
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Stop processing
The button was pressed to stop processing of multiple scenes.
—
There was no scene
which can be deleted.
This message will appear if you try to delete multiple scenes on
Disc Navigation when all the selected scenes have been locked.
Release the lock on scenes before executing deletion.
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The disc is finalized.
Finalize is not required.
This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a
finalized DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW loaded in this DVD video camera/
recorder. Finalizing the disc is not necessary.
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This disc cannot be
used. Please replace
disc.
A disc that cannot be used on this DVD video camera/recorder
has been loaded. Check the type of disc.
This disc is recorded by This DVD video camera/recorder can use only discs recorded on
the NTSC system.
the PAL system. A disc recorded on the NTSC system cannot be
Please replace disc.
used on this DVD video camera/recorder.
UNFORMAT DISC
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The disc is not initialized or it is damaged.
If this message appears, be sure to initialize the disc on this DVD
video camera/recorder before using it.
Reinitializing even a disc used on this DVD video camera/
recorder may be necessary (initializing will erase all recorded
contents on disc). If this message appears, try to initialize the
disc. If the same message still appears, the disc may be
damaged: Use another disc.
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See *2 on page 138.
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Use AC adapter/
charger.
Finalization is not possible when the DVD video camera/recorder
is powered by a battery: Use the AC adapter/charger for
finalization.
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Use AC adapter/
charger.
Turn off power.
Scene cannot be repaired when the DVD video camera/recorder
is powered by a battery.
If the AC adapter/charger is unavailable in handy place, remove
the disc, use the opposite side, or use another disc. To repair the
removed disc, insert the disc into the DVD video camera/recorder
afterwards, and connect the AC adapter/charger.
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Write protected.
Check card.
A card with the erase prevention switch locked is inserted: Unlock
the switch.
24
Write protected.
Check disc.
• A write-protected disc is inserted.
• Release the write-protect using the Disc Navigation menu.
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*1
• This message may also appear when dirt adheres to disc. If this message appears when a recorded
disc is recognized immediately after it is inserted, do not repair the disc; remove it and then use
the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean off the dirt before using it.
• This message may also appear when condensation occurs. In this case, do not repair the disc; turn
the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait until it dries out, and then turn it on again.
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Message
English
• 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 – and no condensation occurs and the disc is not dirty – choose repair.
*2
• This message may also appear when dirt adheres to disc. In this case, do not initialize the disc:
Remove it and then use the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean off the dirt before using it.
• This message may also appear when condensation occurs. In this case, do not initialize the disc;
turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait until it dries out, and then turn it on again.
• Initialization will delete all data on disc.
*3
• This message may also appear when dirt adheres to disc. Remove the disc and then use the
provided disc cleaning cloth to clean off the dirt before using it.
• This message may also appear when condensation occurs. Wait until the DVD video camera/
recorder dries out, and then turn it on again.
*4
• This message will appear when a single-sided disc is inserted in reverse. Reinsert the disc correctly.
(Insert the disc with the label printed surface facing the outside.)
*5
• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc that has not been finalized into any DVD
recorder: The disc may be unusable (except for devices that allow playback of a DVD-R disc not
finalized on this DVD video camera/recorder).
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
charged.
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
Is the ambient temperature too low or too high?
Charge the battery at 10 – 30ºC.
Is the battery abnormally hot?
Remove the battery, leave it for a while to cool down, then charge
it.
Is the DC power cord connected to AC adapter/charger? Unplug
it.
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Has the battery been unused for a long time?
Remove the battery, and then reattach it. If the battery is still not
charged, it may be dead: Purchase a new one.
• If the battery does not charge after you try the above four
procedures, it may be dead: Purchase a new battery.
Battery weakens fast.
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Are you using the DVD video camera/recorder where the
temperature is low?
A fully charged battery (DZ-BP14S/DZ-BP07PW/DZ-BP14SW/
DZ-BP7SW) may be discharged sooner than usual at low
temperatures. Keep extra batteries on hand.
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Battery may be dead.
The performance of battery will deteriorate if it is used for an
extended period of time or frequently: Purchase a new battery.
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Cause and Correction
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The CHARGE indicator
on AC adapter/charger
is blinking.
Is the ambient temperature too low or too high?
Charge the battery in environment where the temperature is 10 –
30ºC.
The battery has possibly discharged excessively. Continue
charging: After a while, the battery will be charged to the
specified voltage, and the CHARGE indicator will light. Then the
battery charge will be completed normally.
26, 27
Power turns off
immediately after being
turned on.
Is battery charged?
Charge it.
When power is turned
on, the LCD screen will
turn on and off.
26
The ACCESS/PC
indicator is blinking,
even though nothing is
displayed on LCD
monitor screen.
Power goes off
unexpectedly.
Is Power Save set to “On”?
If the powered DVD video camera/recorder is left for as long as 5
minutes without recording or playback with “Power Save: On”
specified, it will automatically turn off to save battery power. To
restart recording in this case, set the power switch to “OFF” and
then set it to “!”. You can also specify “Power Save: Off” to stop
automatic power off.
Power cannot be turned Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger once, and then press
off.
the 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
camera/recorder is off,
opening the cover will
cause the ACCESS
indicator to blink.
The DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn on to
recognize a disc: Closing the cover will automatically turn the
DVD video camera/recorder off.
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English
Symptom
During recording
English
Symptom
Pressing the REC or
PHOTO button will not
start recording.
Recording starts but
stops immediately.
LCD screen is hard to
see.
Cause and Correction
•
•
•
•
Is input image copy-guarded?
Is a finalized disc in the DVD video camera/recorder?
Is proper type of disc or card inserted?
Is power switch set to match the recording medium?
− When using DVD-RAM disc.
− When using SD memory card: Set to “"”.
• Is the disc protected or the card locked?
• Does disc or card have remaining recording space?
An error message for
repair appears.
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24, 30, 85,
99, 101
Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?
Clean the disc. If there is still no improvement, replace the disc.
9
Is some other AV device directly connected to the video/audio
input/output jack of this DVD video camera/recorder?
If the AV device is connected via several other devices, such as
AV selector, the video signal may not be transmitted incorrectly.
In such a case, reduce the number of devices through which the
video signal is transmitted, or connect AV device directly.
108
Are you attempting to record image from video game or PC?
From some video games or PCs, image cannot be recorded on
this DVD video camera/recorder.
—
Has brightness of LCD screen been adjusted?
Stop recording and adjust the brightness.
35
Is the DVD video camera/recorder being used outdoors?
Use the viewfinder. When using LCD monitor, adjust its angle so
that LCD screen is not exposed to direct sunlight.
31
Unevenness appears on Did you press the LCD monitor or the area around it?
LCD monitor screen.
If the LCD monitor is pressed, some unevenness will occur.
Release your hand and leave the LCD monitor for a while:
Normal display will be restored.
Focus is not correct.
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Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject?
Focus manually.
53
Does “MF” appear?
The DVD video camera/recorder is set to manual focus. Focus
the subject manually, or release manual focus.
52
Is the diopter control correctly adjusted if you are using the
viewfinder as a monitor?
Adjust the diopter control.
31
In cases other than the above, set the power switch to “OFF”, and
then set it to “!”, “ ” or “ "” again.
30
Repair is only possible when the DVD video camera/recorder is
powered by the AC adapter/charger. Remove the disc, and then
insert another disc: The removed disc can later be repaired by
connecting the AC adapter/charger.
25
Symptom
Cause and Correction
Recognition of disc is
not complete.
Is disc dirty?
Use the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean it.
Pressing the playback
button will not start
playback.
Has the image been recorded by devices other than this DVD
video camera/recorder?
Playback of image recorded on devices other than this DVD video
camera/recorder may be impossible on this DVD video camera/
recorder.
Has scene been edited on a device other than this DVD video
camera/recorder?
If a scene recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder is edited
on a device other than this DVD video camera/recorder, playback
may not be possible on this DVD video camera/recorder.
No playback picture
appears on TV screen.
9
69
Is TV input selector set correctly?
Some TVs have multiple video input jacks. Check whether the
correct input was selected on TV to match the connected jacks. If
the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to VCR, set its
input selector to “external input (LINE)”.
106
Is the DVD video camera/recorder connected to TV correctly?
Check the connections.
105
Playback picture is
Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?
momentarily interrupted. Clean the disc.
Poor playback picture.
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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
greatly distorted.
Was recording of external input made with “Frame” specified?
Specify “Field” for “PHOTO Input” in record functions setup.
64
No sound.
Is the TV volume control set correctly?
Adjust TV volume control, and be sure to adjust the volume on
TV.
106
Disc Navigation
thumbnails do not
appear.
Was the image recorded from AV input/output jack with
interference?
Record image with no noise or disturbance.
—
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During playback
English
Symptom
Photos on card cannot
be played back.
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
This DVD video camera/recorder can play back image data
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 × 60
vertical to 4000 horizontal × 3000 vertical. If the pixel data is
outside this range, blue thumbnails will appear (thumbnails* in
the figure), meaning the image is unplayable.
A l l scenes
1/ 6
—
PLAY
*
Fig. 1
Even when the number of pixels is within the above range,
playback may not be possible, depending on the recording status
of the digital cameras used.
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) is an integrated image
file format of digital cameras: Image files can be used on all
digital devices conforming to DCF.
It will take some time to When playing back a still, “Playback.” will appear: Stills with a
play back photos on
large number of pixels will take some time to appear.
card.
—
When the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC:
Symptom
No drive icon appears
on PC.
Cause and Correction
The DVD video camera/recorder is not turned on.
Check the power supply.
30
Turn PC off and then disconnect the PC connection cable. Turn
PC on again, and then use the PC connection cable to connect
the DVD video camera/recorder to PC.
—
Make sure the PC connection cable is completely plugged into
this DVD video camera/recorder.
—
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.
Application is not
normally run on PC.
Turn the PC and DVD video camera/recorder off, and try again.
Error occurs during
writing to disc.
The temperature of DVD video camera/recorder is too high due
to continuous operation.
Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder from PC once,
remove the disc from the DVD video camera/recorder, and then
turn it off. After a few moments, connect them again and write to
a brand-new disc.
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—
Transfer of images
stops.
Cause and Correction
Connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another USB terminal
of PC. If your PC is a desktop type, it is recommended that you
use USB terminal on the back of PC. If you are using USB2.0
extended card, it is also recommended that you install the newest
version driver provided by each USB2.0 card maker.
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Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?
Clean the disc.
DVD drive built into PC This problem may be solved if you update the DVD editing/
cannot be used after the creating software of your PC.
provided software has
been installed.
—
Error appears when
starting DVDImageMixer 3.
Make sure that your PC display adapter (video card) conforms to
DirectX9.0c.
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Movies are not
recognized by
application in PC.
Make sure the power switch of this DVD video camera/recorder is
set to “!” or “ ”.
30
The DISC EJECT
While the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC, use
button is not valid when Explorer to right-click the DVD video camera/recorder drive icon
the DVD video camera/ and execute “Eject”.
recorder is connected to
PC.
—
No sound is heard when
an MPEG file imported
into Macintosh is played
back on Quick Time
with an MPEG 2
playback component
adopted.
Since an MPEG file imported into Macintosh using Pixe VRF
Browser EX uses the audio format of AC3 audio, no audio will be
played back even if the Quick Time MPEG-2 playback component
is introduced: Only video will be played back. Use ImageMixer
VCD/DVD2 for playback.
—
When the time stamp of
file in DVD-RAM is
viewed on PC, it is
different from the actual
recording time.
The file system of this DVD video camera/recorder is operated on
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and time lag information has not
been set. With Windows® as of January, 2006, the time stamp of
file viewed on Explorer looks different from the actual recording
time. The actual recording time will appear for date/time
indication on playback screen.
It will take some time to If you are editing a video file whose contents are different from
save a video edited on those of project setting, it may take some time, since the entire
the video editor of
video file must be re-encoded. Reconfirm the project setting.
Image Mixer 3.
—
—
“Hardware Removal”
results in error.
Exit Windows® once, and then disconnect the DVD video
camera/recorder. If your PC uses Windows® 2000 Professional,
the problem may be solved if you install Windows® 2000 SP3 or
later.
—
No USB HS (high
speed) connection even
when USB2.0 card is
used.
Make sure that you have already installed the driver provided with
the USB2.0 card.
You will need to install the driver provided by USB2.0 card maker
in order to operate the USB2.0 card at HS (high speed).
—
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Symptom
Miscellaneous
English
Symptom
Cause and Correction
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No DVD video camera/
recorder operation.
Is a fully charged battery attached?
Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered from AC outlet?
Power does not come
on, or no operation
occurs by pressing
button.
Execute system reset (press the RESET button).
Has the DVD video camera/recorder been subjected to impact?
The DVD video camera/recorder could be damaged. Consult your
dealer.
—
The date and time are
incorrect.
Has the DVD video camera/recorder been left unused for a long
period of time?
The internal backup memory battery may be discharged:
Charge it.
32
Pressing the SLEEP/
RESTART button will
not set to the sleep/
restart standby status.
•
•
•
•
42
No scene can be
deleted.
Is the cursor placed on the scene to be deleted?
If the selected scene (framed in red) exists, that scene will be
deleted even if you use yellow cursor to select any scene. Check
the colors of cursors and bar graph on the thumbnail screen.
74, 78
Disc cannot be
removed.
(Cover will not open.)
Did you detach the battery or AC adapter/charger before setting
the power switch to “OFF”?
Is the battery charged?
Connect a charged battery or the AC adapter/charger, and then
press the DISC EJECT button to remove the disc.
Did the DVD video camera/recorder turn off because the battery
remaining level ran out?
Connect a charged battery or the AC adapter/charger, set the
power switch to “OFF”, and then press the DISC EJECT button to
remove the disc.
37
Is the remote control pointed at the infrared receiver on DVD
video camera/recorder?
Point it at the infrared receiver to operate the DVD video camera/
recorder.
21
Is the infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder exposed
to direct sunlight or strong fluorescent light, etc.?
The remote control cannot operate the DVD video camera/
recorder when strong light strikes the infrared receiver. Adjust the
place or angle of the DVD video camera/recorder.
21
Is there battery in the remote control?
Also check the polarities of battery. The battery could be dead:
Try replacing it.
20
Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered?
Turn it on.
30
Is disc correctly inserted?
Was disc inserted from wrong direction?
Remove the disc and then reinsert it.
37
DVD video camera/
recorder cannot be
operated from remote
control.
Disc cover cannot be
closed.
Is the proper disc or card loaded?
Does the disc or card have remaining free space?
Is the DVD video camera/recorder now playing back?
Is Disc Navigation screen displayed?
Connect a fully charged battery or AC adapter/charger, and then
turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
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25, 27
Operating sound is
heard cyclically.
Cause and Correction
This sound is heard because the disc is cyclically operated and
does not indicate a fault.
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Some vibrations are felt These vibrations or sound are caused by disc drive: This does
or slight sound is heard not indicate a fault.
from mechanism.
—
• No operation can be
performed because
the ACCESS/PC or
CARD ACCESS
indicator on this DVD
video camera/
recorder remains lit or
blinking.
• After disc or card is
inserted, it takes
some time until
recording is possible.
In the following cases, it will take more time than usual until
operation is possible:
• Immediately after a disc or card is reinserted.
• When a long time has elapsed since the DVD video camera/
recorder was turned off last.
• When the temperature is greatly different from the status of
previous recording.
• When disc with scratches, dirt or fingerprints is inserted.
• When disc is subject to severe vibrations.
• When the battery or DC power cord was disconnected instead
of following the correct procedure using power switch to turn
the DVD video camera/recorder off.
—
No image in viewfinder.
Is LCD monitor open?
No image will appear in viewfinder unless the LCD monitor is
closed and securely locked to DVD video camera/recorder.
—
• Is DVD video camera/recorder connected to PC using PC
connection cable?
Unplug the PC connection cable.
• Does DVD video camera/recorder stop at the end of the scene
to which wipe-out was set and played back?
Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
• Is the DVD video camera/recorder set to the sleep/restart
status?
—
No image appears on
the LCD screen or in
the viewfinder.
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Symptom
English
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.
1 Set the power switch to “OFF” to turn the
DVD video camera/reorder off.
Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger.
2 Use a fine tipped pen to hold down the reset
Note:
• Do not press the reset button with undue force.
• Do not press the RESET button with a disc loaded:
Doing so could erase the images recorded on the
disc.
button for several seconds.
All settings will be reset.
●List of setting items
Item
Camera Functions
Setup
Default
Setting
method
Menu
Full Menu
p. 48
Program AE
Auto
p. 56
White Bal.
Auto
p. 57
ElS
On
p. 59
Dig.Zoom
40×*1
p. 50
MIC.Filter
Off
p. 59
Flash*2
Auto
p. 55
FINE
p. 60
Record Functions Setup VIDEO Mode
Quality
FINE
p. 63
16:9
On
p. 61
Input Source*3
CAMERA
p. 63
PHOTO Input*3
Field
p. 64
Self Timer
Off
p. 64
OSD Output
On
p. 65
Date Setup
Date Set
1/1/2006 0:00
p. 32
Date Mode
D/M/Y
LCD/EVF Setup
LCD Brightness
p. 35
EVF Brightness
p. 35
Colour Level
EVF Display
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p. 32
p. 36
Auto
p. 36
Initial Setup
Default
Setting
method
Beep
On
p. 33
Power Save
Off
p. 33
Record LED
On
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.
*3 Not displayed on DZ-BX37E/BX35E.
• Some items will not appear depending on the disc or card inserted.
Major Specifications
CCD
DZ-GX3300E
: 1/3-inch interlaced
DZ-GX3200E
: 1/3.6-inch interlaced
DZ-GX3100E
: 1/5-inch interlaced
DZ-BX37E/BX35E: 1/6-inch interlaced
Total number of pixels
DZ-GX3300E
approx. 3,310,000
DZ-GX3200E
approx. 2,120,000
DZ-GX3100E
approx. 1,330,000
DZ-BX37E/
BX35E
approx. 800,000
Number of effective pixels
DZ-GX3300E
Movie: approx. 2,140,000
Movie: approx. 1,640,000 (in wide mode)
Still:
DZ-GX3200E
Still:
DZ-GX3100E
approx. 3,050,000
Movie: approx. 1,230,000
approx. 1,920,000
Movie: approx. 940,000
Movie: approx. 810,000 (in wide mode)
Still:
DZ-BX37E/
BX35E
approx. 1,100,000
Movie: approx. 410,000
Still:
approx. 410,000
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Item
English
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 – 2.8
f = 3.0 – 45 mm
Filter diameter: 30.5 mm
Thread pitch: 0.5 mm
DZ-BX37E/
BX35E
: F1.8 – 3.2
f = 2.2 – 55 mm
Filter diameter: 34 mm
Thread pitch: 0.5 mm
Focus
Auto/Manual
Zoom
Optical 10× (DZ-GX3300E/DZ-GX3200E),
Optical 15× (DZ-GX3100E),
Optical 25× (DZ-BX37E/BX35E)
40× – 500× (DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E), 60× – 800× (DZ-GX3100E),
100× – 1,200× (DZ-BX37E/BX35E) with digital zoom added, 40× (DZGX3300E/GX3200E), 60× (DZ-GX3100E), 100× (DZ-BX37E/BX35E)
for still
Required minimum illumination
0.3 lx in Low Light mode
Viewfinder
0.2-inch color (equivalent to approx. 200,000 pixels)
LCD monitor
2.7-inch color TFT (approx. 120,000 pixels)
Electronic image stabilizer
Electronic type
Shutter speed
1/4 – 1/4000 seconds (movie)
Self-timer recording
Still recording only
External microphone jack
(Not equipped with DZ-BX37E/
BX35E)
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack: (a plug-in power type microphone cannot
be used)
Recording mode
Movie (with sound)
Still (with DVD-RAM disc, SD memory card)
Maximum
recordable
time
(per side)
approx. 18 minutes (XTRA)
approx. 30 minutes (FINE)
approx. 60 minutes (STD)
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DVD-RAM/RW/R/
+RW disc
DVD-RAM disc
(per side)
DZ-GX3300E
approx. 650
DZ-GX3200E/GX3100E/
BX37E/BX35E
approx. 999
External input (DZGX3300E/GX3200E/
GX3100E)
approx. 999
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Maximum
number of
recordable
stills
If movies and stills are mixed on one disc, the recordable number will
decrease.
SD memory card
(when using 32 MB
card)
DZ-GX3300E
approx. 18 (in FINE mode)
DZ-GX3200E
approx. 29 (in FINE mode)
DZ-GX3100E
approx. 45 (in FINE mode)
DZ-BX37E/
BX35E
approx. 180 (in FINE mode)
External input
(DZ-GX3300E/
GX3200E/
GX3100E)
approx. 180 (in FINE mode)
Varies depending on the recording quality and the type of card
(p. 152).
Recording
format
DVD-RAM/DVD-RW
(VR-mode) disc
Movie:
Conforming to DVD video recording (DVD-VR) format (Dolby
Digital)
Still (DVD-RAM only):
Simultaneous recording, conforming to DVD video recording (DVDVR) standard (720 × 576 pixels) and JPEG (DZ-GX3300E:
2,016×1,512 pixels, DZ-GX3200E: 1,600 × 1,200 pixels, DZGX3100E: 1,280 × 960 pixels, DZ-BX37E/BX35E: 640 × 480 pixels,
External input: 640 × 480 pixels)
DVD-RW (VF-mode)/ Movie:
DVD-R disc
Conforming to DVD video format (Dolby Digital)
+RW disc
Movie: DVD+RW video format (Dolby Digital)
Card
Still:
Conforming to JPEG (DZ-GX3300E: 2,016×1,512 pixels, DZGX3200E: 1,600 × 1,200 pixels, DZ-GX3100E: 1,280 × 960 pixels,
DZ-BX37E/BX35E: 640 × 480 pixels, External input: 640 × 480
pixels) standard
Audio playback format
MPEG Audio layer 2, linear PCM, Dolby Digital
Recording medium
8 cm DVD-RAM disc (conforming to DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1)
8 cm DVD-RW (conforming to DVD-RW Ver. 1.1, 2x speed [2x/1x])
8 cm DVD-R disc (conforming to DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0)
8 cm +RW (conforming to +RW Ver. 1.2)
SD memory card
Jacks
Video/audio input/output ×1 (DZ-BX37E/BX35E is provided with
video/audio output x 1),
External microphone input ×1 (not equipped with DZ-BX37E/BX35E),
PC connection terminal (connected to PC USB port) ×1 (not equipped
with DZ-BX35E)
Battery system
Lithium-ion
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Power consumption
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Operating temperature (humidity)
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/
BX35E
approx. 3.2W (in FINE mode)
DZ-GX3300E
: approx. 48 × 91 × 132 mm
(excluding projections)
DZ-GX3200E
: approx. 48 × 89 × 132 mm
(excluding projections)
DZ-GX3100E
: approx. 48 × 86 × 121 mm
(excluding projections)
DZ-BX37E/
BX35E
: approx. 48 × 89 × 131 mm
(excluding projections)
0 – 40ºC (less than 80%)
0 – 30ºC when connected to PC
Storage temperature
-20 – 60ºC
Weight
DZ-GX3300E
approx. 470 g (without battery or disc)
DZ-GX3200E
approx. 450 g (without battery or disc)
DZ-GX3100E
approx. 420 g (without battery or disc)
DZ-BX37E/
BX35E
approx. 420 g (without battery or disc)
DZ-GX3300E
approx. 545 g
DZ-GX3200E
approx. 525 g
DZ-GX3100E
approx. 475 g
DZ-BX37E/
BX35E
approx. 475 g
Total weight when recording
Provided accessories
150
AC adapter/charger,
Battery,
AV/S input/output cable (DZ-BX37E/BX35E is provided with AV/S
output cable),
Infrared remote control (not provided with DZ-BX37E/BX35E), Lithium
battery for remote control (not provided with DZ-BX37E/BX35E),
Lens cap, Lens cap string, Shoulder strap, Power cable,
DC power cord, Software CD-ROM (not provided with DZ-BX35E),
PC connection cable (not provided with DZ-BX35E),
Single-sided 8 cm DVD-RAM disc (not provided with DZ-BX35E),
Disc cleaning cloth
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SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS
The following table shows the file size and quality of one still (JPEG) recorded on card:
File size
Quality
DZGX3100E
External
input
DZ-BX37E/ DZGX3300E/
BX35E
GX3200E/
GX3100E
Application
DZGX3300E
DZGX3200E
FINE
Approx. 1,600
KB
Approx. 1,024
KB
Approx. 640
KB
Approx. 160
KB
Approx. 160
KB
When image quality is
prioritized
NORM
Approx. 1,200
KB
Approx. 768
KB
Approx. 480
KB
Approx. 120
KB
Approx. 120
KB
Standard quality
ECO
Approx. 800
KB
Approx. 512
KB
Approx. 320
KB
Approx. 80 KB Approx. 80 KB When number of stills is
prioritized (quality will be slightly
inferior)
Although still images are recorded on DVD-RAM disc only in the FINE mode, the quality mode can
be chosen when recording stills on card (p. 63).
The file size of a photo recorded on DVD-RAM disc in “ ” status is equal to or larger than that
recorded on card using the FINE quality in “"”.
Note:
• No still can be recorded on DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW disc.
• Since the file size is restricted in all quality modes when recording photos on card ("), the quality of photos on
card may be inferior to those recorded on DVD-RAM disc ( ).
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RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD
For DZ-GX3300E
Recording
quality
Capacity
32 MB
64 MB
128MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
FINE
Approx. 18
Approx. 38
Approx. 75
Approx. 150
Approx. 300
NORM
Approx. 24
Approx. 50
Approx. 100
Approx. 200
Approx. 400
Approx. 600
Approx. 800
ECO
Approx. 37
Approx. 75
Approx. 150
Approx. 300
Approx. 600
Approx. 1,200
For DZ-GX3200E
Recording
quality
Capacity
32 MB
128MB
256 MB
512 MB
Approx. 60
Approx. 120
Approx. 240
Approx. 480
Approx. 38
Approx. 80
Approx. 160
Approx. 320
Approx. 650
Approx. 1,300
Approx. 58
Approx. 120
Approx. 240
Approx. 480
Approx. 950
Approx. 1,900
64 MB
128MB
FINE
Approx. 29
NORM
ECO
64 MB
1 GB
Approx. 950
For DZ-GX3100E
Recording
quality
Capacity
32 MB
256 MB
512 MB
FINE
Approx. 45
Approx. 95
Approx. 190
Approx. 380
Approx. 750
Approx. 1,500
1 GB
NORM
Approx. 60
Approx. 120
Approx. 250
Approx. 500
Approx. 1,000
Approx. 2,000
ECO
Approx. 90
Approx. 190
Approx. 380
Approx. 760
Approx. 1,500
Approx. 3,000
For DZ-BX37E/BX35E
Recording
quality
Capacity
32 MB
64 MB
128MB
FINE
Approx. 180
Approx. 380
Approx. 750
256 MB
NORM
Approx. 240
Approx. 500
Approx. 1,000
Approx. 2,000
Approx. 4,000
Approx. 8,000
ECO
Approx. 370
Approx. 750
Approx. 1,500
Approx. 3,000
Approx. 6,000
Approx. 12,000
Approx. 1,500
512 MB
Approx. 3,000
1 GB
Approx. 6,000
With external input (DZ-GX3300E/GX3200E/GX3100E)
Recording
quality
Capacity
32 MB
64 MB
128MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
FINE
Approx. 180
Approx. 380
Approx. 750
Approx. 1,500
Approx. 3,000
NORM
Approx. 240
Approx. 500
Approx. 1,000
Approx. 2,000
Approx. 4,000
Approx. 8,000
ECO
Approx. 370
Approx. 750
Approx. 1,500
Approx. 3,000
Approx. 6,000
Approx. 12,000
(The numbers of recordable stills above are only for reference)
152
Approx. 6,000
Numerics
16:9 ................................................................ 61
8 cm bare disc .................................................. 23
A
AC adapter/charger ........................................... 25
ACCESS/PC indicator ................................. 40, 41
Add (edit) ......................................................... 94
All programs ..................................................... 88
Auto (program AE) ............................................ 56
Autofocus ........................................................ 52
AV input/output jack ......................................... 105
Protect ..................................................... 99
Update Control Info. ................................. 100
DISC EJECT button .......................................... 37
Display
Information LCD ........................................ 43
Scenes information .................................... 87
Viewfinder ................................................ 31
Divide .............................................................. 79
DVD player ..................................................... 107
DVD-R ............................................................. 23
DVD-RAM ........................................................ 23
DVD recorder ................................................. 107
DVD-RW .......................................................... 23
B
E
Backlight correction ........................................... 54
Battery
Attaching to DVD video camera/recorder ...... 27
Charging .................................................. 26
Recordable time on DVD video camera/
recorder ................................................ 28
Removing from DVD video camera/
recorder ................................................ 27
Setting Up ................................................ 26
BATTERY EJECT button .................................... 27
Black & White fade ............................................ 81
Brightness ....................................................... 35
Edit (play List) .................................................. 93
EIS ................................................................. 59
EXPOSURE button ........................................... 54
Exposure control ............................................... 54
External microphone jack ................................... 65
C
Camera Functions Setup ................................... 49
Capacity .......................................................... 99
Card
Available .................................................. 24
Capacity .......................................... 99, 152
Category ................................................ 103
Format ..................................................... 98
Handling .................................................. 24
Quality ..................................................... 63
CHARGE indicator ............................................ 26
Cleaning ............................................................ 8
Color Level ...................................................... 36
Connecting to TV ............................................ 105
Copy ............................................................... 84
Create ............................................................. 91
D
Date and time ................................................... 32
Date setup ....................................................... 32
Defaults ........................................................... 34
Delete (edit) ..................................................... 95
Delete (play list) ................................................ 97
Delete (scene) ............................................ 78, 94
Demo Mode ..................................................... 34
Detail (scene) ................................................... 87
Dig. Zoom ........................................................ 50
Diopter control .................................................. 31
Disc
Available .................................................. 23
Finalize .................................................. 101
Format ..................................................... 98
Handling .................................................... 8
F
Fade ............................................................... 81
FIELD (PHOTO Input) ........................................ 64
FINALIZE button ............................................. 101
Finalize Disc ................................................... 101
FINE (VIDEO Mode) .......................................... 60
FOCUS button .................................................. 52
Format Disc ..................................................... 98
FRAME (PHOTO Input) ...................................... 64
Frame advance/Frame back ............................... 70
Full Menu ......................................................... 48
G
Go To (during playback) ..................................... 72
Go To (on Disc Navigation) ................................. 98
H
Hand strap ....................................................... 19
Howling ......................................................... 105
I
Information display mode ................................... 43
Infrared receiver ................................................ 21
Initial Setup ...................................................... 33
Input Source .................................................... 63
L
Language ........................................................ 33
Laser pickup block ............................................ 37
Lens cap .......................................................... 20
Lens cap string attachment hole .......................... 20
Linear PCM .................................................... 149
Lock ................................................................ 85
LOCK switch .................................................... 40
Low Light (Program AE) ..................................... 57
M
MENU button ................................................... 48
153
English
Index
English
MF ..................................................................52
MIC.Filter .........................................................59
Move ...............................................................96
O
Optical 10× zoom lens ........................................50
Optical 15x zoom lens ........................................50
Optical 25x zoom lens ........................................50
OSD Output ......................................................65
P
PHOTO capture ................................................70
PHOTO Input ....................................................64
Play (play list) ...................................................92
Play (program) ..................................................89
Play list ............................................................91
Add scenes ...............................................93
Add scenes (submenu) ...............................94
Create ......................................................91
Delete ......................................................97
Delete scenes ...........................................94
Delete scenes (submenu) ...........................95
Move ........................................................96
Play .........................................................92
Select ......................................................92
Select scenes (submenu) ............................95
Title .........................................................97
Portrait (Program AE) .........................................56
Power Save ......................................................33
Power switch .....................................................30
Program ...........................................................88
Play .........................................................89
Select ......................................................88
Title .........................................................89
Program AE ......................................................56
Protect Disc ......................................................99
Q
Quality (Card) ...................................................63
Quick Menu ......................................................48
Select (program) ................................................88
Select (Scene) ..................................................74
SELECT button .................................................74
Self Timer .........................................................64
Shoulder Strap ..................................................19
Skip (Scene) .....................................................82
Skip playback ....................................................71
Slide Show .....................................................104
Sports (Program AE) ..........................................56
Spotlight (Program AE) .......................................56
STD (VIDEO Mode) ...........................................60
Submenu .........................................................79
T
Tele-conversion lens ..........................................51
Thumbnail ........................................................67
Title (play list) ....................................................97
Title (program) ..................................................89
TV type ..........................................................104
U
Update Control Info. .........................................100
V
Video flash .......................................................55
VIDEO Mode ....................................................60
FINE ........................................................60
STD .........................................................60
XTRA .......................................................60
Video selector ...........................................62, 109
Vol. button ........................................................69
W
White Bal. .........................................................57
White fade ........................................................81
Wide conversion lens .........................................51
Wipe fade .........................................................81
X
XTRA (VIDEO Mode) .........................................60
R
Record button ...................................................40
Recording indicator ............................................34
Remote control .................................................20
Repeat Play ....................................................103
Reset
settings ....................................................34
system ...................................................146
RESET button .................................................146
+RW ................................................................23
S
Sand & Snow (Program AE) ................................56
Scene
Combine ...................................................80
Delete ......................................................78
Detail .......................................................87
Divide ......................................................79
Fade ........................................................81
Move ..................................................80, 96
Select ......................................................86
Skip .........................................................82
Searching for image ...........................................70
Select (play list) .................................................92
154
Z
Zoom lever .......................................................50
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