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DZ-HS303A/DZ-HS300A
DZ-HS303A
Instruction manual
To obtain the best performance and ensure years of
trouble-free use, please read this instruction
manual completely.
DZ-HS300A
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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.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
BE SURE TO USE THE SPECIFIED AC ADAPTER/
CHARGER (DZ-ACS3).
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 programs and films
are copyrighted. In certain circumstances, copyright law may apply to private in-home
videotaping of copyrighted materials.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
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 colored bright dots. This does not
indicate a fault as the LCD panel stretches the
limits of current technology.
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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.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution to the user: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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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Warning: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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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.
1
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.
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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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Cautions on HDD
Save the data recorded on HDD:
• To back up the data recorded on HDD, save it on a DVD. It is also recommended that you use this
DVD video camera/recorder to dub the data. You can also use a PC to save the data on a DVD.
• It is recommended that you periodically save your recordings.
Do not subject the DVD video camera/recorder to any vibrations or impact:
• This could result in the HDD not being recognized or recording, playback or dubbing to become
impossible.
• Do not subject this DVD video camera/recorder to any vibrations or impact especially during
recording, playback or dubbing, or while the ACCESS/PC indicator is lit or blinking.
• If vibrations to this DVD video camera/recorder are repeated, or the drop status of DVD video
camera/recorder is detected (see page 69), recording, playback or dubbing will stop to protect the
HDD in this DVD video camera/recorder.
Carefully check the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder:
• If the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder is too high or too low, normal recording or
playback may not be possible.
• If the power switch is set to “HDD” with the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder too
high or too low, message “The temperature of HDD is outside the operating temperature range.
Turn off power.” may appear to protect the HDD. Even if this happens, setting the power switch to
“DVD” may allow you to use the DVD video camera/recorder with a DVD, so it is recommended
that you carry a spare DVD even if you intend to record on the HDD.
This DVD video camera/recorder cannot be used at high altitude:
• Note that the DVD video camera/recorder cannot be used in a place where the atmospheric
pressure is low, such as 3,000 meters or more above sea-level.
Do not place this DVD video camera/recorder near a magnet or magnetic field:
• If you so, recording, playback or dubbing may not be possible.
Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any liability or make compensation for loss
of data, or direct or indirect damage when recording or playback is not performed normally
due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder. This also applies to repairs on this DVD
video camera/recorder (including repair of components other than HDD).
Cautions When Using
• 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 make 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.
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.
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Liquid crystal display (LCD) and viewfinder:
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• 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:
• If the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder is too high or too low, normal recording/
playback may not be possible.
• 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 86ºF (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.
Do not point directly at the sun:
• 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 a radio
wave tower or electric appliances, recording or playback may stop, or noise could enter the 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.
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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 for
DVD, 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 DVD 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 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 139).
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 29).
• 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 the HDD 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.
Copyright:
• Data recorded on the HDD/disc/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
●Cleaning DVD Video Camera/
Recorder Case
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.
Do not wipe the DVD video camera/recorder
case hard with any foreign object, such as grit,
adhering to it, and do not use rough fabrics to
clean the case: Doing so could scratch it.
Use soft cloth, etc. to gently wipe dirt off the case.
●If dust adheres to the viewfinder
lens, remove it using a cotton
swab, etc.
Do not rub the lens with force: Doing so could
scratch the lens.
●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 soft cloth which has been completely wrung
out. When using chemical cleaning cloth, follow
instructions for use.
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
SELECT
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.
PHOTO
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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
SELECT
PLAY
recording is not possible,
(Recording one scene
due to dust, scratches,
may produce multiple
etc. [It will pause m at thumbnails.)
such a portion and
automatically restart
recording (n).]
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.
PHOTO
●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.
NOTE WHEN TRANSFERRING OR DISCARDING DISCS AND SD MEMORY CARDS
• The “Format” function on this DVD video camera/recorder will only change the file control information:
It will not completely delete the data in the built-in hard disk; your personal data could leak out. To
prevent the data from leaking out, execute complete deletion of HDD (see p. 107).
• “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.
• Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for leaking of personal data.
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 dubbing from HDD to disc,
finalizing a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW and
initializing a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW.
• 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 14 – 16).
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 ................................................ 26
Recording Movie ............................................. 43
Playing Back.................................................... 73
Functions Available with Disc Navigation ........ 80
Dubbing on DVD.............................................. 83
Connecting to a TV........................................ 112
Connecting to PC .......................................... 118
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 36).
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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 C button” will be used in this text.
●
HDD
, 1, <, >, 2, / and 3 marks beside headings
Some functions of this DVD video camera/recorder are unavailable with HDD/disc/card used. Refer
to the marks at right above each function to identify whether the HDD/disc/card is compatible with
the function. Refer to these marks and identify the functions and operation to match the HDD/disc
card you use.
●Illustrations in this manual
Although the external appearances of DZ-HS303A / DZ-HS300A are different, the method of
operating these models is identical.
The illustrations of DZ-HS303A are used for the explanation in this text.
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●Recording is possible on both HDD and DVD: In FINE mode, recording for
up to 3 hours is possible on HDD; up to 30 minutes on DVD (p. 43, 156).
●Dubbing to an 8 cm DVD can be performed on this DVD video camera/recorder
using only one button: Simple dubbing without a DVD recorder or PC (p. 83).
●You can capture photos from videos (p. 75).
You can record an image displayed during playback of video as a photo on a card.
●You can start recording immediately after stopping playback (p. 43, 74).
Unlike tape devices, you do not need to search for the recording start position or locate the
beginning of blank portion.
You can stop playback and immediately start recording: New recording will not overwrite any
previously recorded data.
●You can immediately play back desired recorded scenes (p. 73).
You do not need to rewind, unlike recorders using tape.
You can select any scene you want and immediately play it back (using Disc Navigation function).
●Use Disc Navigation to create your original movie (p. 98).
You can delete unnecessary scenes, move any scenes, etc., and create your original movie work (Play List).
To edit the scenes recorded on the HDD, use the dubbing function to easily create a DVD from the
edited original movie. If you edit the scenes recorded on a disc, you can play back the edited original
movie and easily dub it on another DVD recorder or VCR.
●Create original DVDs on PC (p. 118).
You can create an original DVD, using the provided software CD-ROM.
The created DVD disc can be played back on DVD player/recorder, DVD-ROM drive, etc.
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Introduction
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Table of Contents
Important Information......................................... 2
For Your Safety.................................................. 2
Precautions........................................................ 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS........... 4
Cautions on HDD............................................... 5
Cautions When Using ........................................ 5
Cautions When Storing...................................... 9
Suggestions and Restrictions ............................ 9
CLEANING .......................................................... 10
HANDLING DISCS .............................................. 10
DISC CLEANING................................................. 11
NOTE WHEN TRANSFERRING OR
DISCARDING DISCS AND SD MEMORY
CARDS ............................................................. 11
Read This First ................................................ 11
About This Manual........................................... 12
Introduction ...................................................... 13
Table of Contents ............................................ 14
Checking Provided Accessories ...................... 17
Names of Parts ................................................ 18
Setups
Demonstration Function................................... 22
Setting Up the DVD Video Camera/
Recorder ....................................................... 22
HOLDING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/
RECORDER ..................................................... 22
ATTACHING SHOULDER STRAP ...................... 22
ATTACHING LENS CAP ..................................... 23
INSERTING BATTERY INTO REMOTE
CONTROL ........................................................ 23
REMOVING BATTERY FROM REMOTE
CONTROL ........................................................ 24
HDD/DVD/Cards.............................................. 25
HDD, DISCS........................................................ 26
INFORMATION ON DVD-R................................. 26
NOTES ON FINALIZATION ................................ 26
EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE
USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO CAMERA/
RECORDER ..................................................... 27
AVAILABLE CARDS............................................ 27
CAUTIONS FOR DISC AND CARD .........................27
Preparations for Power Supply ........................ 28
Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder
On and Off..................................................... 33
Viewing Images ............................................... 34
VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR
SCREEN ........................................................... 34
VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH
VIEWFINDER ................................................... 34
Setting Date and Time ..................................... 35
CHANGING DISPLAY FORMAT OF DATE
AND TIME......................................................... 35
Initial Settings .................................................. 36
SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND
ON OR OFF (BEEP) ......................................... 36
TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER
OFF AUTOMATICALLY (POWER SAVE) ........ 36
CHANGING DISPLAY LANGUAGE
(LANGUAGE) ................................................... 36
RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS
(RESET) ........................................................... 37
TURNING RECORD LED ON OR OFF
(RECORD LED) ................................................ 37
CHANGING SETTING OF
DEMONSTRATION .......................................... 37
LCD/EVF Setup ............................................... 38
ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN
(LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VIEWFINDER
(EVF BRIGHTNESS) ........................................ 38
ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY
(COLOR LEVEL) .............................................. 39
ALWAYS DISPLAYING IMAGE IN
VIEWFINDER ................................................... 39
Inserting and Removing Disc........................... 40
Inserting and Removing Card .......................... 42
Basic Techniques
Recording Movie.............................................. 43
Recording Stills................................................ 44
Swift Restart of Recording
(SLEEP/RESTART button)............................ 45
On-Screen Information .................................... 46
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING
RECORDING .................................................... 46
Checking Flow of Menu ................................... 51
Zooming........................................................... 53
USING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER WITH
AC ADAPTER/CHARGER................................ 28
MACRO RECORDING ........................................ 53
RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER
WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO EFFECT ....... 54
Setting Up the Battery...................................... 29
Manually Focusing Subject .............................. 55
CHARGING BATTERY........................................ 29
ATTACHING BATTERY TO DVD VIDEO
CAMERA/RECORDER..................................... 30
REMOVING BATTERY ....................................... 30
BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR...... 32
EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY .......................... 32
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FOCUSING DURING RECORDING.................... 55
Adjusting Brightness of Image to be recorded
(Exposure)..................................................... 57
Compensating for Backlight............................. 57
Using Full Auto Function.................................. 58
Built-in Video Flash (for DZ-HS303A only) ...... 59
SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO
MATCH THE SUBJECT
(SWITCHING PROGRAM AE MODE).............. 60
RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD
MONITOR LIGHT ............................................. 61
ADJUSTING COLOR (WHITE BALANCE).......... 61
USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE
STABILIZER (EIS) ............................................ 63
RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE
MAGNIFICATION (DIGITAL ZOOM) ................ 63
REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING
RECORDING (MIC.FILTER) ............................ 63
Setting Up Record Functions ...........................64
SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY
(VIDEO MODE) ................................................ 64
SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE
(16:9 MODE)..................................................... 65
SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE
(QUALITY) ........................................................ 67
RECEIVING IMAGE FROM ANOTHER DEVICE
(INPUT SOURCE) ............................................ 67
SWITCHING EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING
METHOD (PHOTO INPUT) .............................. 68
SELF-TIMER ....................................................... 68
SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT ON
OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT) ................................. 69
DROP DETECTION (HDD PROTECTION)......... 69
Using External Microphone ..............................70
Disc Navigation
Using Disc Navigation ......................................71
STARTING OR TERMINATING DISC
NAVIGATION.................................................... 71
PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION
SCREEN........................................................... 73
ADJUSTING VOLUME DURING PLAYBACK ..... 73
PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED
SCENE ............................................................. 74
DELETING LAST RECORDED SCENE.............. 74
CAPTURING PHOTO.......................................... 75
SEARCH PLAYBACK OF MOVIE ....................... 75
FRAME ADVANCE/FRAME BACK/SLOW
PLAYBACK OF MOVIE .................................... 75
SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE .............................. 76
PLAYING BACK STILLS ..................................... 76
JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO)........ 77
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING
PLAYBACK....................................................... 78
SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES ...................... 79
SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES
TOGETHER...................................................... 79
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC
NAVIGATION.................................................... 80
UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF
DISC NAVIGATION MENU .............................. 81
Dubbing on DVD ..............................................83
DUBBING ALL SCENES RECORDED ON HDD
(DUBBING ALL)................................................ 83
SELECTING SCENES RECORDED ON HDD
AND DUBBING THEM (SCENE SELECT
DUBBING) ........................................................ 84
Scene .............................................................. 85
DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE) ............. 85
DIVIDING MOVIES (EDIT – DIVIDE) .................. 86
COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES
(EDIT – COMBINE)........................................... 87
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES
(EDIT – MOVE)................................................. 87
DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY
(EFFECT – FADE) ............................................ 88
PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES
(EFFECT – SKIP) ............................................. 89
CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS
(EFFECT – THUMBNAIL)................................. 90
COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM TO CARD
(COPY) ............................................................. 91
LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK) .............. 92
SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN
(SELECT).......................................................... 93
DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU
SCREEN (DETAIL) ........................................... 94
Program........................................................... 95
WHAT IS “PROGRAM”? ...................................... 95
SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF
SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT) ............................. 95
PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY) .................. 96
CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAM (TITLE) ........ 96
Play List........................................................... 98
WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”?....................................... 98
CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE) ............ 98
SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST
(SELECT).......................................................... 99
PLAYING BACK A PLAY LIST (PLAY)................ 99
ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST
(EDITING PLAY LIST) .................................... 100
DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST
(EDITING PLAY LIST) .................................... 101
ADDING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR
EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)..................... 101
DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR
EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)..................... 102
SELECTING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR
EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)..................... 102
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) ...103
CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE)....... 104
DELETING PLAY LIST (DELETE)..................... 104
Go To ............................................................ 105
MOVING TO BEGINNING (END) OF HDD/
DVD/CARD ..................................................... 105
HDD/DVD/Card Management ....................... 105
INITIALIZING HDD/DVD/CARD ........................105
PROTECTION ................................................... 106
VERIFYING REMAINING FREE SPACE ON
DISC OR CARD (CAPACITY) ........................106
UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF
HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE)
(UPDATE CONTROL INFO.).......................... 107
DELETING DATA ON HDD
(FULL FORMAT).............................................107
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Setting Up Camera Functions ..........................60
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FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW
(FINALIZE DVD) ............................................. 108
ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED
DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW
(UNFINALIZE DVD)........................................ 109
Others ............................................................ 110
DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS
INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) .................. 110
PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY
(REPEAT PLAY)............................................. 110
PLAYING BACK WIDE-MODE IMAGES ON
4:3 DISPLAY TV (TV TYPE)........................... 111
SLIDE SHOW (CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK
OF STILLS)..................................................... 111
Viewing on TV Screen ................................... 112
CONNECTING TO A TV ................................... 112
VIEWING ON TV SCREEN ............................... 113
Playback on DVD Recorder/Player................ 114
PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW
(VR-MODE) .................................................... 114
PLAYING BACK DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/
DVD-R/+RW ................................................... 114
Recording (Dubbing) Images......................... 115
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM
OTHER VIDEO DEVICE
(for DZ-HS303A only) ..................................... 115
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON
OTHER VIDEO DEVICES .............................. 117
Connecting to PC
Software Provided ......................................... 118
Requirements of available PC ....................... 119
Installing Software ......................................... 120
Connecting to PC via PC Connection
Cable........................................................... 123
USING DISC IN DVD DRIVE BUILT
INTO PC ......................................................... 125
BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION
(UNPLUGGING PC CONNECTION CABLE)/
CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH ........... 126
Using Software .............................................. 127
[When using Windows]
USING IMAGEMIXER 3 .................................... 127
VIEWING IMAGES RECORDED ON
HDD/DISC USING PC .................................... 127
CREATING DVD-VIDEO USING IMAGES
RECORDED ON HDD/DISC .......................... 129
[When using Macintosh]
USING PIXE VRF BROWSER EX AND
IMAGEMIXER VCD/DVD2.............................. 132
IMPORTING IMAGES RECORDED ON DVDRAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R INTO PC TO CREATE
A DVD-VIDEO (DVD-RW/DVD-R).................. 132
Viewing Images recorded on Disc
using PC...................................................... 135
Uninstalling Software ..................................... 136
Please contact the following for inquiries on
provided CD-ROM....................................... 136
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Cautions when connecting DVD video
camera/recorder to PC ................................ 137
Subsidiary Information
Introduction to Optional Accessories ............. 138
CAMERA ACCESSORIES ................................ 138
POWER SUPPLY .............................................. 138
Trouble Messages ......................................... 139
Troubleshooting ............................................. 146
System Reset ................................................ 153
Major Specifications....................................... 154
STORAGE CAPACITY OF HDD/DVD/CARD.... 156
RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON
CARD.............................................................. 157
To Order in the United States ........................ 158
To Order in the Canada ................................. 158
Index .............................................................. 159
Be sure to read the following before opening
the package of CD-ROM ............................. 161
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Checking Provided Accessories
Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package:
Battery (model DZ-BP14S):
For DZ-HS303A only.
Portable power supply for this DVD video
camera/recorder. Charge it before use.
Battery (model DZ-BP07PW):
For DZ-HS300A only. Portable power
supply for this DVD video camera/recorder.
Charge it before use.
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.
Power cable:
Infrared remote control
Connect between household AC outlet and (model DZ-RM4W):
AC adapter/charger.
For DZ-HS303A only.
Use to control the DVD video camera/
recorder from a distance.
Lithium battery (model CR2032):
For DZ-HS303A only.
To power the remote control.
AV/S input/output cable:
For DZ-HS303A only.
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.
AV/S output cable:
For DZ-HS300A only.
Used when viewing the picture played back
on the DVD video camera/recorder on TV
screen, or output video to another video
device.
Shoulder strap:
Attach to the DVD video camera/recorder
to hang it from shoulder.
Lens cap and lens cap string:
Attach the lens cap when not recording, to
protect the lens.
Software CD-ROM:
Use this CD-ROM when connecting the
DVD video camera/recorder to PC.
PC connection cable:
Use this cable when connecting the DVD
video camera/recorder to PC.
Disc cleaning cloth:
Always use this to clean discs.
WARNING: Keep
this battery away
from children. If
swallowed, consult
a physician
immediately for
emergency
treatment.
AC adapter/charger
(model DZ-ACS3):
Used to power the DVD video camera/
recorder from AC outlet, or charge battery.
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Names of Parts
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7
1
2
3
4
11
10
6
5
12
8
13
14
(Inside the cover)
1 Flash (for DZ-HS303A only) (p. 59)
2 Light receiving sensor
(for DZ-HS303A 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. 23)
4 Stereo microphone
Take care that the microphone is not blocked
by a hand, etc., during recording.
5 Recording indicator (p. 37, 43, 68)
The red indicator will light during recording.
6 Infrared receiver
(for DZ-HS303A only) (p. 24)
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-HS303A only)
Optical 25× zoom lens
(for DZ-HS300A only)
(p. 53)
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8 Lens hood (p. 54)
Always remove this lens hood when using
the optional tele-conversion or wideconversion lens.
9 Zoom lever (p. 53, 55, 73)
To adjust the zoom or volume.
10 Accessory shoe (for DZ-HS303A only)
(p. 59)
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) (p. 123)
12 AV inout/output jack (p. 112, 115)
13 External microphone jack (for DZ-HS303A
only) (p. 70)
14 Wide-screen color liquid crystal display
(inside) (p. 34)
Although the external appearances of DZHS303A and DZ-HS300A are different, the
method of operating these models is identical.
DZ-HS303A illustrations are used in this
manual.
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23
17
24
18
19
25
15 Viewfinder (p. 34)
16 Diopter control (p. 34)
To adjust the focus of image appearing in the
viewfinder. (Pull out the viewfinder.)
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26
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22 BATTERY EJECT button (p. 30)
Press this button when removing the battery.
23 Battery attachment platform (p. 30)
24 Record button (REC) (p. 43)
17 SLEEP/RESTART button (p. 45)
To switch the sleep/restart status between
ON and OFF.
18 ACCESS/PC indicator (p. 8, 43)
Will blink or light when the HDD/DVD is
accessed (write or read), or the DVD video
camera/recorder is connected to a PC.
19 PHOTO/SELECT button (p. 44, 79, 93)
25 LOCK switch (p. 43)
It is recommended that you set the LOCK
switch to L (to the upper position) to prevent
the power switch in the “HDD” position
from accidentally moving to “DVD”.
26 Power switch (p. 33)
27 Hand strap (p. 22)
20 DISC EJECT button (p. 40)
Press down and release this button to open
the cover of DVD insertion block.
21 DVD insertion block (p. 40)
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35
36
29
30
31 32 33 34
37
38 39
40 41
28 FULL AUTO button (p. 58)
To switch the DVD video camera /recorder
to full automatic.
29 FOCUS button (p. 55)
To switch between manual focus and autofocus.
30 MENU button (p. 35, 51, 86)
Press this button to display the menu for
setting camera functions and Disc
Navigation.
31 DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 71)
32 DUBBING button (p. 83)
33 STOP/EXIT button (p. 12, 51, 74)
To end playback or cancel setting of menu.
34 EXPOSURE button (p. 57)
Press this button to adjust the exposure.
35 Speaker (p. 73)
36 RESET button (p. 153)
To reset all settings to defaults (status when
the DVD video camera/recorder was
shipped from the factory).
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42
43
44
37 DISPLAY (Screen display) button (p. 46, 78)
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. 8, 44)
39 QUICK MENU button (p. 51)
To display only the functions that you
frequently use (simple menus).
40 FINALIZE button (p. 108)
Press this button to finalize the recorded
DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW.
41 Card insertion block (p. 42)
42 BLC (backlight compensation) button (p. 57)
Press this button when subject is being
lighted from rear.
43 f / e / d / c / A buttons
(p. 35, 51, 55, 57, 74, 75, 76)
Use these buttons to select a scene or menu item,
and then press the center (A) to play back the
scene, or designate an option from the menu.
These buttons are also used to adjust the
exposure or focus.
44 Tripod threaded hole
Used to attach the DVD video camera/
recorder to a tripod.
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45
REC
PHOTO
DISPLAY
MENU
DIGITAL
ZOOM
ZOOM
52
46
47
SELECT
48
49
DELETE
50
DISC
NAVIGATION
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
51
45 PHOTO button (p. 44)
53 ZOOM T button (p. 53)
46 REC button (p. 43)
54 DIGITAL ZOOM button (p. 53)
47 MENU button (p. 35, 51, 86)
55 ZOOM W button (p. 53)
48 SELECT button (p. 79, 93)
56 Reverse skip button (p. 76)
49 Reverse search button (p. 75)
57 Forward search button (p. 75)
50 DELETE button (p. 85)
58 Play/pause button (p. 74)
51 DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 71)
59 Stop button (p. 12, 51, 74)
52 DISPLAY button (p. 46, 78)
60 Forward skip button (p. 76)
* The buttons on remote control will function the same as those on DVD video camera/recorder.
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Setups
This section explains preparations for recording – setting up the DVD video camera/recorder
and battery.
Demonstration Function
This DVD video camera/recorder is equipped with a demonstration function.
The default at purchase time is “Auto”, which will automatically start the demonstration approx. ten
minutes after the DVD video camera/recorder, connected to the AC adapter/charger, is turned on and
left unoperated.
Refer to “CHANGING SETTING OF DEMONSTRATION” on page 37 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 R
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.
• The remote control (DZ-RM4W) and lithium battery
(CR2032) are supplied only with the DZ-HS303A.
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.
●Using remote Control
Point the remote control to the infrared receiver on the DVD video camera/recorder. The remote
controllable distance is up to 16 feet (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.
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• 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.
• The remote control (DZ-RM4W) and lithium battery
(CR2032) are supplied only with the DZ-HS303A.
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HDD/DVD/Cards
The following table lists the storage media (discs and cards) that can be used on this DVD video
camera/recorder and the functions which are available with them:
Media
Function
DVD-RW DVD-RW
(VR
(VF
mode)
mode)
DVD-R
+RW
SD
memory
card
●
●
●
—
—
—
—
—
●
●
●
—
—
●
●
●
●
●
—
—
—
●
HDD
DVDRAM
To record video (p. 43)
●
●
●
To record photo (p. 44)
—
—
To delete image just
recorded (p. 74)
●
To select image and delete it
(p. 85)
To edit image (p. 86 – 87)
●
●
●
—
—
—
—
To play on other DVD players
and DVD recorders (p. 108)
—
∴*1
∴*1*2
● *2
● *2
∴*1*2
—*3
To use new disc or new card
without formatting
—
● *4
—
—
●
—
● *4
To initialize and reuse
(p. 105)
●
●
●
●
—
●
●
To additionally record on
finalized disc (p. 109)
—
—
●
● *5
—
● *5
—
To edit copied video on PC
(p. 118)
● *6
● *6
● *6*7
● *6*7
● *6*7
● *6*7*8
—
To playback video on PC
(p. 118)
● *6
● *6
● *6*7
● *6*7
● *6*7
● *6*7*8
—
●: Functions available; —: Not available
*1:
*2:
*3:
*4:
*5:
*6:
*7:
*8:
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/playing back on PC.
The software for Macintosh provided with this DVD video camera/recorder is not compatible with a +RW.
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HDD, DISCS
HDD, and usable discs and marks (logos)
HDD
DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1 (8 cm)
DVD-RW
[Ver1.1 (8 cm) 2x speed (2x/1x)]
DVD-R
[for General Ver. 2.0 (8 cm)]
+RW Ver. 1.2 (8 cm)
Function
Allows extensive recording (approx. 3 hours in FINE
mode).
Allows you to delete unnecessary scenes or edit
scenes.
Allows you to delete unnecessary scenes or edit
scenes.
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.
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.
Note:
• 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.
• 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
For optimum recording on DVD-R, 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 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/DVD-R recorded or dubbed on this DVD video camera/recorder but
not finalized, into a recordable device, such as a DVD recorder: The recorded data may be
damaged.
• Use only DZ-HS303A/HS300A to record/dub or finalize a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW
recorded or dubbed on this DVD video camera/recorder but not finalized: Using any other device
could damage the data recorded on the disc.
• DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW 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-RW/DVD-R/+RW.
• If you insert a DVD-R recorded on a DVD video camera/recorder other than DZ-HS303A/HS300A 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-RW/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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•
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•
•
CD
CD-R
CD-RW
CD-ROM
DVD-ROM
DVD-Video
DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring Ver. 2.0
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DVD-R DL (Dual Layer)
DVD-RW DL (Dual Layer)
+R DL (Double Layer)
+RW DL (Double Layer)
+R
Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm
AVAILABLE CARDS
SD memory cards can be used on this DVD video
camera/recorder (incompatible with 2 GB).
When using an exclusive adapter, a miniSD
memory card can be used in the same way as an
SD memory card. No SDHC card or 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
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 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.
Locked status
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English
EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO
CAMERA/RECORDER
English
Preparations for Power Supply
USING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER WITH AC ADAPTER/CHARGER
It is recommended that you use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder
from household AC outlet when you perform settings on it, play back or edit images, or use it
indoors.
Note:
Be sure to use the specified AC adapter/charger (DZ-ACS3) to power the DVD video camera/recorder. Using other
AC adapter/chargers could cause electric shock or result in fire.
Power cable
1
2
4
3
AC adapter/charger
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 30.
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The DZ-BP14S battery provided with DZ-HS303A or DZ-BP07PW battery provided with DZ-HS300A
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-HS303A), DZ-BP14SW (optional) or DZ-BP7SW
(optional, unavailable for DZ-HS303A) 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 AC adapter/charger to charge the battery: Using other chargers could cause electric
shock or fire.
• Charge the battery at temperatures of 50 – 86ºF (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.
AC 200 – 240V
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
Power cable
CHARGE indicator
AC adapter/charger
DC output terminal
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English
Setting Up the Battery
English
●Battery charged status
You can find out the charged status of battery by checking the CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/
charger:
Charge status
CHARGE indicator
During charge
Lit
Charge complete
Goes out
Note:
See “Troubleshooting” on page 146 when the CHARGE indicator blinks.
●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx. 77ºF (25ºC))
DZ-BP14S (provided with DZ-HS303A)/DZ-BP14SW (optional): Approx. 165 minutes
DZ-BP07PW (provided with DZ-HS300A)/DZ-BP7SW (optional, unavailable for DZ-HS303A):
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.
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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.
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-HS303A)/DZ-BP14SW (optional)
DZ-HS303A
DZ-HS300A
Video mode
HDD
DVD
HDD
DVD
When using viewfinder
approx. 125 min
approx. 105 min
approx. 210 min
approx. 170 min
When using LCD monitor
approx. 115 min
approx. 95 min
approx. 190 min
approx. 150 min
When using viewfinder
approx. 125 min
approx. 105 min
approx. 210 min
approx. 170 min
When using LCD monitor
approx. 115 min
approx. 95 min
approx. 190 min
approx. 150 min
When using viewfinder
approx. 125 min
approx. 115 min
approx. 210 min
approx. 210 min
When using LCD monitor
approx. 115 min
approx. 105 min
approx. 190 min
approx. 170 min
XTRA
FINE
STD
With DZ-BP07PW* (provided with DZ-HS300A)/DZ-BP7SW* (optional)
DZ-HS300A
Video mode
When using viewfinder
HDD
DVD
approx. 105 min
approx. 85 min
XTRA
When using LCD monitor
approx. 95 min
approx. 75 min
When using viewfinder
approx. 105 min
approx. 85 min
FINE
When using LCD monitor
approx. 95 min
approx. 75 min
When using viewfinder
approx. 105 min
approx. 100 min
When using LCD monitor
approx. 95 min
approx. 85 min
STD
* Unavailable for DZ-HS303A.
• The time is only for reference: It will vary depending on recording contents.
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 146 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 50ºF to 86ºF (10ºC to 30ºC): Charging at temperatures other than this
range could damage the battery.
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English
●Continuously recordable time with fully charged battery (with no zoom
operation, etc.)
English
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.
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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 36.
While holding down the gray button at the right
of power switch, set the switch according to
each recording function:
Set to “OFF”:
The DVD video camera/
recorder will turn off
Set to “SD”:
To record photos on an SD
memory card and play
them back
Set to “HDD”:
To record or dub movie on
HDD and play it back
Set to “DVD”:
English
Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder On and
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 146).
• 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 139 and take corrective action.
• When turning the DVD video camera/recorder off or
changing over the power switch between “HDD” and
“DVD”, you will not need to hold down the gray button:
Simply move the power switch.
To record movie on DVDRAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/
+RW and play it back
P
OFF
OFF
Power switch
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English
Viewing Images
VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR
SCREEN
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 146.
• 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 39) 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 146.
• If LCD monitor lights white, refer to page 61.
• 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.
180º
90º
Hook your finger
(Bottom)
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Pull out the viewfinder
until a click is heard.
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HDD
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 f / e / d / c buttons
to select, and then press A to
designate.
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c buttons to choose “Date Set” on the
“Date Setup” menu screen.
2 Press the c button.
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
Da t e Mode
1 / 1 / 2006
1 2 : 0 0AM
Press the f or e 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 C
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 c
button to select the digit to be set. If you press the
A 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 d or c
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
1 2 / 1 / 2006
8 : 00AM
date and time, press the
A button.
The screen for verifying
the set date will appear.
Da t e Se t
1 2 / 1 / 2 0 0 6 8 : 0 0AM
Da t e s e t u p?
YES
NO
ENTER
press the d button to choose “YES”, and
then press the A 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: month/day/year, day/month/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, every 6 months, connect the AC
adapter/charger to DVD video camera/recorder and connect them to AC outlet, or attach a charged battery to the
DVD video camera/recorder, and leave it for at least 24 hours with the DVD video camera/recorder turned off: The
built-in battery will recharge.
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Initial Settings
Press the MENU button, and then use f/e/d/c/A buttons to display the “Initial Setup”
menu screen. See page 51 for detailed operation procedure. Press the MENU button again to exit
setting.
SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF (BEEP)
Select “On” or “Off”, and
I n i t i a l Setup
On
Be e p
then press the A 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 when
HDD/disc is used, 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 A 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
“HDD”, “DVD” or “SD”.
• 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 A or c button
with the screen shown
on the right displayed:
The “Language” screen
will appear.
2 Choose “Français”, and
then press A button.
The display will change
to French.
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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
L an gu age
En g l i s h
Español
I t a l i ano
ENTER
RETURN
F r ança i s
Deutsch
Note:
The language setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
You can restore menu settings to defaults (initial settings at the factory (p. 153)). (Note, however, that
the date/time will not be reset.)
1 Choose “Reset” on the
“Initial Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A 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
English
Auto
wish to reset, use the
d button to choose
“YES”, and then press
the A 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 C 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 A 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
Choose the desired option
using the screen on the
right, and then press the
A 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
Auto: To start demonstration if the DVD
video camera/recorder connected to
AC adapter/charger is inactive for
approx. 10 minutes or more after it is
turned on.
Off:
To set demonstration to off.
Start: To start demonstration immediately.
Note:
• If “Auto” is specified, the demonstration will not start if
a battery is connected.
• Pressing the C (STOP/EXIT) or DISC NAVIGATION
button will exit demonstration.
• If “Auto” is specified, the demonstration will not start
when the power switch on this DVD video camera/
recorder is set to “DVD” and a DVD is loaded, or when
the power switch is set to “SD” and a card is loaded.
• The demonstration function will not work when the
DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC.
• While the demonstration is being given, the recording
indicator will blink.
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English
RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS (RESET)
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LCD/EVF Setup
ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND
VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS)
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c/A buttons to choose “LCD/EVF
Adjust” on the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu
screen, and then choose “LCD Brightness”or
“EVF Brightness”.
The brightness adjustment bar will appear on
the screen.
2 Use the d/c 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 d :
The screen becomes
dimmer.
Press c :
The screen becomes
brighter.
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Co l o r L e v e l
ADJUST
ENTER
Brightness
adjustment bar
3 Press the A button to end the setting.
Note:
• To stop the setting midway, press the MENU button.
• The brightness setting will be stored in memory even
after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
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ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY (COLOR LEVEL)
You can adjust the color density of the LCD monitor screen and viewfinder.
1 Press the MENU
3 Press the A button to end the setting.
LCD / EVF Se t u p
LCD/ EVF Ad j u s t
button, use the f/
Au t o
EVF D i s p l a y
e/d/c/A
buttons to choose
ENTER
RETURN
“LCD/EVF Adjust” on
the “LCD/EVF Setup” menu screen, and then
choose “Color Level”.
Note:
• To stop the setting midway, press the MENU button.
• The color 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 d/c 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 d :
For lighter color.
Press c :
For denser color.
Co l o r L e v e l
ADJUST
ENTER
Color density
adjustment bar
ALWAYS DISPLAYING IMAGE IN VIEWFINDER
1 Press the MENU
button, use the f/
e/d/c/A
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 press the A button.
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 Set the power switch to “DVD” or “OFF” .
When the power switch is set to “HDD” or
“SD”, the cover of disc insertion block will
not open. When “Please insert DVD.” appears
during dubbing, however, the cover of disc
insertion block will open even when the
power switch is set to “HDD” (see p. 83, 84).
2 Press down the DISC EJECT button once and
When removing the disc:
While pushing down the center portion of
turntable, pick up the disc, holding its edge,
to remove it.
Turntable
release it.
A few moments after the ACCESS/PC
indicator blinks, the cover of disc insertion
block will open.
3 Gently open the cover by hand fully until it
stops.
Pickup lens
DISC EJECT
4 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.
5 Push the section marked “PUSH CLOSE” on
Push the shaded
portion.
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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.
●When using brand-new DVD-RW/+RW
When a disc is first loaded in the DVD video camera/recorder, the “Format DVD” screen will
appear.
When recording on this DVD video
camera/recorder:
Choose “Yes” on the “Format DVD” screen, and
then press A button.
When using DVD-RW, choose the recording
format (VR or VF mode), and then press the
A button.
The disc will be formatted.
F o r ma t D V D
F o r ma t D V D
DV D i s n o t fo r m a t t e d .
Fo r m a t t h e DV D n ow ?
YES
ENTER
NO
DV D Fo r m a t .
S e l e c t r e c o r d f o r ma t .
VR Mo d e
When recording data from PC:
While the “Format DVD” screen is displayed,
choose “No” and then press A button, or
press the C 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”.
VF Mo d e
ENTER
(When using DVD-RW)
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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 146.
• 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 139.
• 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 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.
• Close the cover of disc insertion block gently: Using force could cause a fault.
• 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 11).
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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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This section explains about recording of movies and still images, and also basic settings on
DVD video camera/recorder.
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Recording Movie
Before You Begin
Pressing REC
once will start
recording;
pressing it once
again will
temporarily stop
recording.
• When setting the power switch to “DVD”, insert a recordable DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVD-R/+RW into this DVD video camera/recorder.
ACCESS/PC
indicator
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 “HDD” or “DVD” 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.
Note:
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 146 when recording
movie is not possible.
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 146 if it takes some
time before recording is possible.
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 146 if the DVD video
camera/recorder does not operate.
• See page 46 for on-screen information display.
• It is recommended that you set the LOCK switch to L
(the upper position) to prevent the power switch in the
“HDD” position from accidentally moving to “DVD”
position.
• When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW,
videos of different qualities (VIDEO Modes) or 16:9
On and Off cannot be recorded or dubbed on the
same disc (see page 83).
• 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 8).
• The minimum recordable time of movie is
approximately 3 seconds.
• Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that
cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect.
• Each time the DVD video camera/recorder enters the
recording pause status, the counter display will be
reset to “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.
4 Press the REC button.
The “m” mark in the viewfinder or on the
LCD screen will change to the “n” 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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Basic Techniques
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Recording Stills
Note:
Recording of still images is possible on card.
PHOTO/SELECT
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.
Set the power switch to “SD”.
After the CARD ACCESS indicator goes out,
perform the subsequent operation:
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/SELECT button half way
(half pressing).
The DVD video camera/recorder will
automatically focus on the subject at the
center of screen, and the “m” indicator on
screen will light in purple (the focus will not
change when manual focus is chosen).
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5 Press the PHOTO/SELECT button all the way
(full pressing).
The screen will be black, and then the
recorded still will be displayed. When the
“m” mark appears, you can proceed with
the next recording; while “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/SELECT button halfway
down, determine the composition to be recorded, and
then press the PHOTO/SELECT button all the way
down.
• If you press the PHOTO/SELECT button all the way
down at one stroke without pressing it half way,
recording will be possible, but the focus may be
incorrect.
• See “Size And Quality Of Photos” on page 157 for
details of photos on card.
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 146 if recording
photos is not possible.
• If focusing is difficult with auto focus, choose manual
focus, and manually correct the focus before
recording (see page 55).
• 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.
• There may be a difference between the image you
see on the LCD screen or viewfinder and the
recorded image.
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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 is loaded although the power switch is set to
“DVD”.
• No card is loaded although the power switch is set to
“SD”.
• An unusable disc or card is loaded.
• The HDD or a loaded DVD or card has no remaining
free space.
• The Disc Navigation screen is being displayed.
• During playback.
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/SELECT 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:
Note:
• If you press the REC or PHOTO/SELECT 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/SELECT 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
• Press down the DISC EJECT button.
• Change over the power switch (“HDD”↔“DVD”).
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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.
e 2. Program AE
p 7. Microphone filter
j 3. White balance
n 4. EIS
m 5. Backlight compensation
6. 16:9 mode
8. Video flash
9. Self-timer
10. External Input
11. Recording status
j
1. Recording mode
12. Zoom
13. Exposure correction
14.Manual Focus
15. HDD,DVD/Card type
17. HDD
Protection
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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Movie recording time
18. Remaining space
on HDD/DVD/Card
19. Remaining
battery level
FULL AUTO indicator
(p. 58)
20. Volume
A
E
F *1
G *1
9. Self-timer (only in still recording mode) (p. 68)
: Movie (HDD/DVD)
: Still (Card)
: External input still (field) (Card)
: External input still (frame) (Card)
2. Program AE (only in movie recording mode)
(p. 60)
No display : Auto
: Sports
b
: Portrait
c
: Spotlight
d
: Sand & Snow
e
: Low Light
f
10. External Input (p. 67)*1
L IN
S IN
: AV input
: S-VIDEO input
11. Recording status
n
m
: During recording
: During recording pause (lights in
green)
When focus locks during photo
recording (lights in purple)
No display*3
3. White balance (p. 61)
12. Zoom (p. 53)
No display : Auto
: Set
h
: Outdoor
i
: Indoor1
j
: Indoor2
k
4. Electronic image stabilizer
No display : Self-timer OFF
: Self-timer ON
q
(countdown is from 10 seconds)
W
(Digital Zoom: Off)
X
(Digital Zoom: 40×*4)
(EIS)*2 (p.
63)
No display : EIS OFF
: EIS ON
n
Y
(Digital Zoom: 500×*5 only in movie
recording mode)
13. Exposure correction (p. 57)
5. Backlight compensation (p. 57)
No display : Backlight compensation OFF
: Backlight compensation ON
m
No display
: Auto
: Manual
14. Manual focus (p. 55)
6. 16:9 mode (only in movie recording mode)
(p. 65)
No display : Autofocus
: Manual focus
No display : 16:9 mode OFF
: 16:9 mode ON
7. Microphone filter (only in movie recording
mode) (p. 63)
No display : Microphone filter OFF
: Microphone filter ON
p
8. Video flash*1 [when Video Flash (sold
separately) is attached] (only in still recording
mode) (p. 59)
No display : Emits light automatically
: Always emits light
(
)
: No light emission
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1. Recording mode (p. 43, 44, 68)
15. HDD, DVD/Card type
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HDD (write-protected)
DVD-RAM
DVD-RAM (write-protected)
DVD-RW (VR-mode/VF-mode)
Protected DVD-RW (VR-mode)
DVD-RW (VR-mode) finalized on
this video camera/recorder
DVD-RW (VR-mode) finalized on a
device other than this DVD video
camera/recorder
Finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode) disc
DVD-R
DVD-R already finalized on this
DVD video camera/recorder
DVD-R finalized on a device other
than this DVD video camera/
recorder (including a DVD-R
recorded on a Hitachi DVD video
camera/recorder marketed before
DZ-HS303A/HS300A, but not
finalized)
+RW
Finalized +RW
SD memory card
Locked SD memory card
:
:
:
O
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P
No display*6
16. Movie recording quality (only in movie
recording mode) (p. 64)
XTRA
FINE
STD
: Best quality
: High quality
: Standard quality
Still recording quality (only in still recording
mode) (p. 67)
FINE
NORM
ECO
: High quality
: Standard quality
: Number of recordable stills is
prioritized
17. HDD Protection (p. 69)
No display : HDD Protection On
: HDD Protection Off
18. Remaining space on disc/card*7
REM XX
MIN*8
REM XX*9
: Remaining recordable minutes
during movie recording
: Number of remaining recordable
still images during still recording
19. Remaining battery level (p. 32)
w (full charge)
x
y
z (low remaining charge)
20. Volume (p. 73)
:
The volume can be adjusted during
external input and playback.
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
*7
*8
*9
Not displayed on DZ-HS300A.
EIS cannot be used when recording photos on DZ-HS303A.
When no disc or card is in the DVD video camera/recorder or disc has not yet been initialized, a write-protected
disc or locked card, or a disc or card with no remaining space, has been inserted. Or if the HDD is protected or
has no remaining free space.
“100x” on DZ-HS300A.
“1200x” on DZ-HS300A.
No display if no disc or card is loaded, or if a disc or card unusable on this DVD video camera/recorder is
loaded.
No remaining time or number will be displayed with a protected disc or locked card, or finalized DVD-RW (VFmode)/DVD-R/+RW.
In XTRA mode, possible recording time may be longer than the displayed time.
The displayed number of recordable stills is for reference: This number may not decrease, depending on the
recording conditions.
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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 46) and recording status (see 11 on
page 46) 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 46).
●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.
Operating status/warning message
Battery remaining level
No warning/message (see page 46) 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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●Interpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen
facing the same direction as the lens
Screen
display
symbol
Description
• Status in which recording is not possible on HDD.
• An attempt to record a photo on HDD was made.
N
• An attempt to record a still is being made with a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW
used.
• An unusable disc is loaded.
R
• An unusable card is loaded.
X
• HDD/disc is write-protected.
• A locked card is loaded.
k
• During recording (lights in red).
• The remaining capacity on HDD/disc is approaching the limit 0 (blinks in red).
l
•
•
•
•
•
During recording pause (lights in green).
During focus lock (lights in purple).
The remaining capacity on HDD/disc/card is approaching the limit 0 (blinks in red).
There is no remaining capacity on HDD/disc/card (blinks in green).
An attempt to record a copy-guarded image is being made (blinks in green).
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 61).
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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 f/e/d/c buttons on DVD video camera/recorder to select various setting
options in Full Menu and designate them.
QUICK
MENU
The cursor to be
chosen will move to
the right
Press the MENU button
Press c or A
Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up
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
The cursor to
be chosen will
move down
Press d or C
RETURN
Press e
ENTER
RETURN
Press f
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 n p u t So u r c e
CAMERA
OSD Ou t pu t
On
HDD P r o t e c t i o n
On
ENTER
Came r a F u n c t i o n s Se t up
AAu t o
P r o g r am AE
AAu t o
Wh i t e Ba l .
On
EIS
40x
D i g . Zo om
Of f
M IC. F i l t e r
RETURN
Press the A button directly to choose an option from menu.
To return to the screen one before, press the C button.
Pressing the MENU button again will cause the Menu display to
disappear.
Note:
• Pressing the QUICK MENU button will display the Quick Menu screen: The operation will be the same as when
the MENU button is pressed.
• 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
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
Date Setup
D a t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
Da t e Mod e
ENTER
M/D/Y
RETURN
RETURN
Date setting (p. 35)
Display format (p. 35)
Program AE (p. 60)
White balance (p. 61)
EIS*1 (p. 63)
Digital zoom (p. 53)
Microphone
filter*2
(p. 63)
Flash*3 (p. 59)
*1: Not displayed when DZ-HS303A is in “SD” status.
*2: Not displayed in “SD” status.
*3: Displayed when DZ-HS303A is recording a photo
(not displayed when the optional Video Flash is
connected).
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
ENTER
Au t o
RETURN
Adjust (p. 38)
EVF Display (p. 39)
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 n p u t So u r c e
CAMERA
OSD Ou t pu t
On
HDD P r o t e c t i o n
On
ENTER
RETURN
Movie quality*4 (p. 64)
16:9*5 (p. 65)
Input selection (p. 67)
External still input*6 (p. 68)
Self-timer*7 (p. 68)
On-screen information display output*8 (p. 69)
HDD protection*9 (p. 69)
*4: The quality mode is displayed in “SD” status (p. 67).
*5: Not displayed in “SD” status, or with external input.
*6: Displayed in “SD” status, and input selection is set
to external signal or S external signal.
*7: Displayed in “SD” status.
*8: Displayed only when input selection is set to
camera.
*9: Displayed only in “HDD” status.
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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
Beep (p. 36)
Power save (p. 36)
Recording LED (p. 37)
Language selection (p. 36)
Demo mode (p. 37)
Reset (p. 37)
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HDD
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-HS303A or
optical 25-power is exceeded on DZ-HS300A).
You can zoom up to 500-power on DZ-HS303A;
up to 1200-power on DZ-HS300A.
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 A button.
2 Choose the desired magnification, and then
press the A 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 “100x” on DZ-HS300A.
*2 “1200x” on DZ-HS300A.
MACRO RECORDING
Use the macro function when recording a small object from close-up position: You can shoot the
subject as close as approximately 13/16” (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.
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.
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RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO
EFFECT
Use the tele-conversion lens or wide-conversion lens with the following filter diameter and thread
pitch to record subjects for stronger telephoto or wide-angle effect:
Filter diameter: 37 mm for DZ-HS303A; 34 mm for DZ-HS300A
Thread pitch: 0.75 mm for DZ-HS303A; 0.5 mm for DZ-HS300A
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-HS300A (see page 138).
1 Remove the lens hood from DVD video
camera/recorder, and attach the step-up ring
over the lens.
Lens hood
2 Remove the cap of conversion lens, and screw
the lens into the thread of step-up ring.
When using the DZ-HS303A, you need not
use the step-up ring.
Conversion lens
Step-up ring
(only when using DZHS300A)
(Remove)
• 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.
16 feet (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-HS303A only): Specify
“Flash: Off” (see page 59).
• 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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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 3.2 feet (1 m) from lens surface to infinity
• On W (wide) side: approximately 13/16” (2 cm) from lens surface to infinity
1 Press the FOCUS button during recording.
Manual Focus icon will appear on the screen.
Manual Focus icon
FOCUS
2 Press the zoom lever to “T” control side to
Adjust with
d/c buttons
zoom in on subject.
3 Use the d/c buttons to adjust the focus,
while viewing the image in the viewfinder or
on the LCD screen.
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.
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Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 55):
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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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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.
The exposure adjustment bar will appear on
the screen.
EXPOSURE
Adjust with d/c buttons
Exposure adjustment bar
2 Use the d/c buttons to adjust the
exposure, while viewing the image in the
viewfinder or on the LCD screen.
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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.
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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.
Backlight correction icon
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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Using Full Auto Function
Pressing the FULL AUTO button will fully automate the camera functions.
1 Press the FULL AUTO button.
“FULL AUTO” will be displayed on the screen
of DVD video camera/recorder for several
seconds.
The following settings will reset to defaults:
Function
When setting
full auto
Reference
page
Focus
Auto
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Backlight
compensation
Off
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Exposure
Auto
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Program AE
Auto
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White balance
Auto
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EIS
On
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MIC.Filter
Off
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Built-in Video Flash (for DZ-HS303A only)
When recording photos in a dark place, or if the subject is lit from rear, the DZ-HS303A 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/SELECT 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 DZ-HS303A
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
Auto
P r o g r am AE
On
Wh i t e Ba l .
Off
D i g . Zo om
F l ash
ENTER
RETURN
●Optional Video Flash (for DZHS303A only)
See “Introduction to Optional Accessories” on
page 138.
You can use the optional DZ-FLH3 Video Flash*
(p. 138): Refer to the instruction manual of Video
Flash for use.
* Unavailable for DZ-HS300A.
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-HS303A cannot be
used when a conversion lens is attached: Specify
“Flash: Off”
• 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 3.2 – 8.2 feet (1 –
2.5 m).
• 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/SELECT button to
record.
• “ ( ” 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.
• When recording a close-up photo, specify “Flash:
Off”. Using the flash too near subject could cause a
whitish image.
• 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 3.2 feet
(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 optional video flash is attached to
DZ-HS303A, the built-in video flash in DZ-HS303A
will not operate.
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Setting Up Camera Functions
Before You Begin
• See page 51 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 f/e/
d/c buttons to choose “Program AE” on
the “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
The options will appear on the right of
“Program AE”.
2 Use the f/e/d/c buttons to choose
the desired option, and then press the A
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, use the f/e/
d/c buttons to choose “Program AE” on
the “Camera Functions Setup” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
2 Use the f/e/d/c buttons to choose
“Low Light”, and then press the A button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
4 Open the LCD
Note:
• Use the viewfinder to check the image to be recorded.
• The LCD monitor light allows you to record a subject
up to 3.2 feet (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 55).
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
None
Set
You can manually adjust white balance to match the light
source or situation (p. 62)
h
Outdoor
To record in fine weather
i
Indoor 1
To record under incandescent light, halogen light or bulbcolor type fluorescent light
j
Indoor 2
To record under fluorescent light
k
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1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c buttons to choose “White Bal.” on the
“Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A button.
2 Choose the desired option, and then press the
A 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 55).
2 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c buttons to choose “White Bal.”, “Set”
on the “Camera Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
3 Hold A button pressed until the “h”
indicator changes from blinking to a steady
light. When the “h” indicator lights, the
white balance setting will be complete.
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4 Press the C 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, S-LINE” has been specified,
you cannot use the “Set” mode of white balance
(p. 67) .
• 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. 53). In such status, the “h” 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 “h”
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 53) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the
recorded image.
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c buttons to choose “EIS” on the
“Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A button.
2 Choose the “On” or “Off”, and then press the
A button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Note:
• You can check EIS On or Off by the on-screen
information display.
• The EIS setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• 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.
• 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
DZ-HS303A.
RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE MAGNIFICATION (DIGITAL ZOOM)
See page 53 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, use the f/e/
d/c buttons to choose “MIC.Filter” on the
“Camera Functions Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A button.
2 Choose the desired option, and then press the
A 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. 70).
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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 f/e/
d/c/A buttons to choose “VIDEO
Mode” on the “Record Functions Setup”
menu screen, and then press the A button.
2 Choose the desired quality mode, and then
press the A 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.
• The “VIDEO Mode” setting will not change even if the
DVD is replaced.
• When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R, you cannot
switch the setting on movie quality or wide-screen
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”(p. 85). 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.
• 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)
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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-HS303A
When using DZ-HS300A
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c buttons to choose “16:9” on the
“Record Functions Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A button.
2 Choose “On”, and then press the A button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
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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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, S-VIDEO 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”(p. 85). 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 or S-VIDEO 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.
• If you connect this DVD vide camera/recorder to the S1 or S2 terminal of TV, the TV will automatically switch to
the wide-screen mode: See TV instruction manual for details.
• When using a video selector, the TV may not automatically be switched to 16:9 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. 111) 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. 111) to
4:3 and view the images.
*1 The DZ-HS300A cannot receive any externally input signal.
*2 This system records the aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3) information in void space between video signals.
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SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY)
You can switch the still recording quality.
It is recommended that you use “FINE” when recording vital images (p. 157 “Size And Quality
Of Photos”).
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
d/c/A buttons to choose “Quality” on
the “Record Functions Setup” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
Note:
• The still quality setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
2 Choose the option you want, and then press
the A button.
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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 115 on how to connect the DVD video camera/recorder
to other devices or record images input from them.
The DZ-HS300A cannot receive any externally input signal.
Setting
CAMERA
LINE
S LINE
Content
On-screen display
Usually select this option
No display
To input image from another device
L IN
To input S-VIDEO signal from another device
S IN
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c/A buttons to choose “Input
Source” on the “Record Functions Setup”
menu screen, and then press the A button.
2 Choose “LINE”, and then press the A
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 EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING METHOD (PHOTO INPUT)
When “Input Source: LINE or S LINE” is specified, you can record stills of externally input images
on a card. The DVD video camera/recorder can record an external image with little movement by
specifying “Frame”, but “Field” is recommended for recording image with movement.
The DZ-HS300A cannot receive any externally input signal.
Recording
format
Details of setting
On-screen display
Frame
Does not suit recording of frequently moving video
subjects, despite high image quality. Frame suits recording
of less moving video.
G
Field
Suitable for recording of frequently moving video subjects.
F
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c/A buttons to choose “PHOTO
Input” on the “Record Functions Setup”
menu screen, and then press the A button.
2 Select the desired option and then press the
A 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”, page 115 to
see how to connect the DVD video camera/recorder
to another device.
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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 f/e/
d/c/A buttons to choose “Self Timer”
on the “Record Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
2 Select “On”, and then press the A button.
The self-timer will be set.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
4 Press the PHOTO/SELECT 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/SELECT
button again before recording starts, or press the C
button.
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SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT)
If you connect this DVD video camera/recorder to a TV to view images on TV screen, you can
switch off the on-screen information (displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen) from the TV
screen.
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c/A buttons to choose “OSD
Output” on the “Record Functions Setup”
menu screen, and then press the A button.
2 Choose “On” or “Off”, and press the A
button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
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 78 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
TV screen
TV screen
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DROP DETECTION (HDD PROTECTION)
The default setting is “On”. Specify “HDD Protection: Off” if you plan to use the HDD built in this
DVD video camera/recorder in a weightless condition, such as skydiving, to prevent stop in
recording or playback: Specifying “On” in such status will activate the drop detection function and
stop recording or playback to protect the HDD built in this DVD video camera/recorder.
1 Press the MENU button, use the f/e/
d/c/A buttons to choose ”HDD
Protection” on the ”Record Functions Setup”
menu screen.
2 Choose ”On” or ”Off”, use the f/e/d/
c/A buttons to then press the A
button.
When “Off” is specified, the icon will appear.
Note:
• The “HDD Protection” setting will return to “On” when
the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
An icon will
appear.
(When “HDD Protection: Off” is specified)
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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 154.
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-HS300A cannot use any external microphone.
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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 the HDD is used:
Some items will not appear when a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW or card is used, but the
operation is the same.
Before You Begin
•
•
•
•
Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 33).
When using HDD: Set the power switch to “HDD”.
When using disc: Set the power switch to “DVD”.
When using card: Set the power switch to “SD”.
1 Set the power switch properly.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
The Disc Navigation screen (shown on
page 72) will appear.
3 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 C button to end Disc
Navigation.
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Disc Navigation
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Disc Navigation screen
Thumbnail
A l l P r og r ams
0 01 / 014
Selected scene number/
Number of all scenes
Cursor
Current page position*3
Still image icon*1
Operation guide*2
Bar graph
PLAY
Icon of HDD, DVD/card type*4
PHOTO SELECT
*1 Icon displayed on a photo recorded on a DVD-RAM using Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder marketed before
DZ-HS303A/HS300A.
DZ-HS303A/HS300A cannot record any photos on a DVD-RAM.
*2 The operation guide will vary depending on the operation status of DVD video camera/recorder.
*3 Appears when 13 scenes or more have been recorded.
*4 When using a disc, the icon that corresponds to the type of disc being used will appear. “ ” will appear for
card.
Icons to be displayed on thumbnail:
[ ....................... Fade-in (p. 88)
] ....................... Fade-out (p. 88)
T
................. Skip (p. 89)
...................... Lock (p. 92)
Note:
• Each time the DISPLAY button is pressed, the recording date/time of the scene on which the cursor is placed,
recording data of scene (VIDEO Mode, 16:9, recording length), and operation guide will appear in sequence
(when HDD is used).
A l l P r og r ams
PLAY
PHOTO SELECT
0 02 / 008
A l l P r og r ams
0 02 / 008
12/ 1/2006 10:00:00AM
A l l P r og r ams
0 02 / 008
FINE 16:9 0min 39sec
Displayed only when HDD
is used
• Each time Disc Navigation is started with a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R inserted, message “Creating Thumbnail
...” will appear. After the message appears, the Disc Navigation screen will appear.
• In the following cases, the Disc Navigation screen will appear or a message will be displayed:
- HDD or disc is write-protected
- Finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW
- DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder model marketed before DZHS303A/HS300A, and not finalized
- 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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1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the f/e/d/c buttons to select
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PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN
3 Press the A 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 d or c button will move the cursor
to the preceding or following scene.
Pressing the f or e button will move to
preceding or following page.
ADJUSTING VOLUME DURING PLAYBACK
If the LCD monitor is open during playback of
movie, playback sound will be heard from the
speaker. Adjust the sound volume using the zoom
lever. Tilt it to the “T” side to increase the volume,
“W” side to reduce the volume.
●When playback ends
●Playing back photos
The DVD video camera/
recorder will enter the
playback pause status at
the last image of last scene.
Pressing the C 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.
A photo on DVD-RAM will be displayed for
approx. 3 seconds. When playing back photos
on card, playback will stop after each photo
playback.
Note:
• Press the A button to temporarily stop playback.
Pressing the A button again will start from that
point.
• If you press the A button after playback of the last
scene on disc finishes, playback will start again from
the beginning.
• Pressing the C 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.
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Before You Begin
• Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder to play
back scenes on it. (p. 43, 44).
• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 33).
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PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE
Playing Back
1 Press the A 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.
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:
• To temporarily stop playback, press the A button.
Press the A 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 HDD, 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 the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder
is too high, normal playback may not be possible:
Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off once, wait
until the ambient temperature becomes lower, and
then operate it again.
2 Press the C button.
Playback will stop, and recording pause
status will be restored.
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DELETING LAST RECORDED SCENE
1 Press the MENU button during playback.
2 Choose “Edit”, “Delete Scene”, and then
press the A button.
The screen for verifying deletion will appear.
3 Choose “YES”, and then press the A
button.
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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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
to capture during playback.
2 Choose “Edit”, “PHOTO Capture”, and then
press the A button.
The screen for verifying capture will appear.
3 Choose “YES”, and then press the A
button.
The captured scene will be recorded on a
card.
Note:
• You can also press PHOTO/SELECT button for the
scene you wish to capture in step 1: The screen for
verifying capture will appear. Choose “YES”, and then
press the A button. 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 x 360
When captured from a
video recorded with 16:9
(wide mode) Off specified:
Number of pixels (JPEG
standard): 640 x 480
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SEARCH PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
During playback, press the d or c button and
hold it: Search playback will start.
Hold down c :
Scenes will be visually scanned forward.
Hold down d :
Scenes will be visually scanned backward.
Release the d or c 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.
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FRAME ADVANCE/FRAME BACK/SLOW PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
During playback pause, press the d or c
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 c once:
Picture will advance one frame.
Press d once:
Picture will go back one frame.
Hold down c :
Forward slow playback.
Hold down d :
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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SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
During playback, press the f or e button to
locate the start of desired scene.
Press e once:
To skip to the first image of the scene
following the one being played back, and start
playback.
Press f once:
To return to the first image of the scene being
played back, and start playback.
Hold down e :
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 f :
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 f
twice
Scene 1
Press f Press e
once once
Scene 2
Press e
twice
Scene 3
Portion being played back
Press f
once
Scene 1
Press e
once
Scene 2
Press e
twice
Scene 3
Pressing the f 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 e button in the last scene on HDD or
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.
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PLAYING BACK STILLS
Press the f or e button during playback to
quickly play back stills in sequence.
Press e once:
To display stills one by one forward.
Press f once:
To display stills one by one backward.
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[When using DVD-RAM]
(This DVD video camera/recorder cannot record
any photo on a DVD-RAM.)
Releasing the f or e button will start
continuous playback.
[When using card]
When the f or e 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. 111).
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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 A 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 A button to enter the selection.
press the A 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
The DVD video camera/recorder will go to
the specified point and enter the playback
pause status.
Pressing the A button again will start
playback.
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 f/e/d/c buttons to select
the desired time of chosen point.
Press f
: To select the start.
Press e
: To select the end.
Press d or c
:
• 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)
Note:
• To cancel the “Go To” procedure midway, press the C
button before going to the specified point.
• If multiple scenes are selected using the Disc
Navigation function or PHOTO/SELECT button,
choosing “Top” will jump to the beginning of selected
scenes (p. 105).
• 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.
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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INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK
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 HDD/DVD:
Recording mode
Repeat play*4
Scene No.
06
0 : 00 : 1 6
006
Playback
operation*5
Counter
HDD, Disc type*3
Program No. or Play List No.*2
Program or Play List*1
When using card:
Scene No.
File name
Slide
Show*4
100—0003
003
Playback operation*5
Recording mode
Lock*4
Recording date/time
*1
Program or
Play List.
Number of program or play list being played
back (not displayed when all programs are
being played back).
*3 Refer to “HDD, DVD/Card type” on page 48.
*4 Will appear when each function is specified
“On”.
*5 F
: Standard playback
b
: Playback pause
c : Forward search playback
d : Reverse search playback
e : Forward skip playback
f : Reverse skip playback
g : Forward frame advance
h : Reverse frame back
: Forward slow playback
: Reverse slow playback
See pages 73-76 for how to operate.
The “j” mark will appear on the first image
on disc.
The “i” mark will appear on the last image
on disc.
*2
• 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 95 and after for “Program”, page 98 and after
for “Play List”.
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1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the f/e/d/c buttons to select
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SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select
multiple scenes.
the desired scene.
3 Press the PHOTO/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 f/e/d/
c 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 PHOTO SELECT
Yellow frame
3 Hold down the
PHOTO/SELECT
button for at least one
second:
The selected scene will
be doubly framed in
yellow and blue.
4 Use the f/e/d/
c buttons to select the
last scene in the range
you want, and then
press the A 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
Cursor
Bar graph
Yellow
Light blue Current cursor position
Blue
Light blue
Red
Yellow
Status of scenes
Range of scenes being
selected
Scenes already selected
• Pressing the A 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 PHOTO/SELECT
button.
To cancel all selected scenes, press the C button.
• You can also select scenes in reverse from the last
scene in the range.
• To release multiple selection, press the C or PHOTO/
SELECT button before pressing the A button in
step 4.
• Up to 999 scenes can be selected.
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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The Disc Navigation mode will allow a variety of further operations.
Editing of scenes
3
/
2
>
<
Available
function
1
Functions Available with Disc Navigation
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FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC NAVIGATION
Contents
1 You can delete unnecessary scenes,
E*
● ● ●
Reference
page
85 – 87
combine scenes, or divide one scene.
Setting special
effects to scenes
● ● ●
You can attach fade and skip to a
scene, and change existing thumbnails.
88 – 90
Copy from disc to
card
●
You can copy photos recorded on DVDRAM disc to card.
91
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.
92
● ● ● ● ● ● ●
You can display information on one
scene or multiple scenes, such as
image quality, recording time, etc.
94
Changing title
● ● ●
You can change the title of play list or
program.
96, 104
Creation of play
list
● ● ●
You can create an original movie by
changing the combination of scenes.
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Initialization
● ● ● ●
You can delete all data recorded on
HDD/DVD/Card.
105
You can protect the HDD/DVD-RAM/
DVD-RW (VR-mode) to prevent deletion
or editing by mistake.
106
The remaining recordable movie time or
number of recordable stills is displayed.
106
You can use this DVD video camera/
recorder to finalize any DVD-RW/DVDR/+RW recorded on it so that the disc
can be viewed on DVD recorder/player,
etc.
108
You can unfinalize a DVD-RW (VFmode)/+RW that was finalized on this
DVD video camera/recorder so that
additional videos can be recorded on
the disc.
109
You can repeatedly play back programs
and scenes.
110
You can play back stills continuously.
111
Scene lock
●
Scene
information
display
Protection
Remaining
display
(Capacity)
● ●
● ● ●
● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Disc finalization
● *2 ● ● ●
Unfinalizing disc
●
Repeat play
Slide show
*1
*2
●
● ● ● ● ● ●
●
Only deletion is possible.
Additional recording can be made on a finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode).
Note:
Editing scenes and adding special effects to scenes are unique functions of 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. 115).
Note
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Press the MENU button on the Disc Navigation screen: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and
menu screens for HDD/DVD/Card will appear.
Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 51).
Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
●When using HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode)
Scene
Play list
Edit
(p. 85)
Effect
(p. 88)
1
Dubbing* (p. 83)
Copy*2 (p. 91)
Select (p. 93)
Detail
(p. 94)
*1 HDD only
*2 DVD-RAM only
Select
Play
Create
Edit
Title
Delete
(p. 99)
(p. 99)
(p. 98)
(p. 100 – 103)
(p. 104)
(p. 104)
Divide
Delete
Combine
Move*3
(p. 86)
(p. 85)
(p. 87)
(p. 87)
Fade
Skip
Thumbnail
(p. 88)
(p. 89)
(p. 90)
All
Select
(p. 83)
(p. 84)
Start → Current
Current → End
All
(p. 93)
(p. 93)
(p. 93)
Go To
Top
End
HDD Setting
DVD Setting
Program
Select
Play
Title
Others
Category*4
(p. 110)
Repeat Play
(p. 110)
TV type
(p. 111)
*4 DVD-RAM only
*3 Will appear when a
play list is displayed.
(p. 95)
(p. 96)
(p. 96)
(p. 105)
(p. 105)
Finalize DVD*5
Format HDD
(Format DVD)
Protect HDD
(Protect DVD)
Capacity
Update Control Info.
Full Format*6
*5 DVD-RW (VR-mode) only
*6 HDD only
All
VIDEO
PHOTO
(p. 110)
(p. 110)
(p. 110)
On
Off
(p. 110)
(p. 110)
16:9
4:3
(p. 111)
(p. 111)
(p. 108)
(p. 105)
(p. 106)
(p. 106)
(p. 107)
(p. 107)
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UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION MENU
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●When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW
Scene
Select
Detail
(p. 93)
(p. 94)
Start → Current
Current → End
All
(p. 93)
(p. 93)
(p. 93)
Program
Select
Play
(p. 95)
(p. 96)
DVD Setting
Go To
Top
End
(p. 105)
(p. 105)
Finalize DVD
(p. 108)
Unfinalize DVD*7 (p. 109)
Format DVD*7
(p. 105)
Capacity
(p. 106)
7
* DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW only
Others
Repeat Play
(p. 110)
TV type
(p. 111)
On
Off
16:9
4:3
(p. 110)
(p. 110)
(p. 111)
(p. 111)
●When using card
Scene
Delete
Lock
Select
Detail
(p. 85)
(p. 92)
(p. 93)
(p. 94)
Go To
Top
End
(p. 105)
(p. 105)
Card
Format Card
Capacity
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Start → Current
Current → End
All
Slide Show
(p. 105)
(p. 106)
(p. 93)
(p. 93)
(p. 93)
Start
(p. 111)
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Dubbing on DVD
You can dub the images recorded on the HDD to a DVD.
• Set the power switch to “HDD”.
• Prepare a recordable disc.
• The recording time for a scene that can be dubbed on one disc is
approx. 30 minutes ( in FINE mode). If the HDD contains a scene
exceeding the length that is recordable on one disc, it cannot be
dubbed: Divide the scene (see p. 86), and then perform dubbing.
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/
recorder during dubbing: Dubbing is not possible with a battery
connected.
• If power is turned off and dubbing is interrupted midway, proper dubbing
will not be possible.
Before You Begin
DUBBING ALL SCENES RECORDED ON HDD (DUBBING ALL)
You can dub all scenes recorded on the HDD to a disc from the beginning in sequence.
If the scenes cannot be included on one disc, count the capacity size of scenes, and dub the scenes
that can be stored on the disc. Replace the disc during dubbing, following the screen for replacing
disc: Dubbing will restart from the following scene. This operation will be repeated until all scenes
on the HDD are dubbed.
1 Press the DUBBING button.
2 The screen for verification will appear: Choose
“Please insert DVD.” will appear.
Press the DISC EJECT button, and then insert
a disc.
Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, then
the MENU button, and choose “Scene”,
“Dubbing” and “All”: The same screen will
appear.
Dubbing (All)
“YES”, and then press the A button.
“Dubbing scenes to DVD?” will appear.
To stop dubbing, choose “NO”, or press C
(STOP/EXIT).
If you press the f button at this time, you
can confirm the scenes to be dubbed, which
will be enclosed in red cursor.
Press C (STOP/EXIT) to restore the screen for
verification.
Press f
Dubbing (All)
D u b b i n g s c e n e s t o DV D ?
YES
ENTER
NO
Press C
CHECK SCENE
3 Replace the disc.
If one disc cannot contain all scenes, the
screen for verifying disc replacement will
appear. To continue dubbing, press the DISC
EJECT button, and then replace the disc. To
stop dubbing, press C (STOP/EXIT).
4 After dubbing is finished, check the “Delete
Scene” screen.
Choosing “YES” will delete the dubbed
scenes from the HDD.
To retain the dubbed scenes on the HDD,
choose “NO”.
RETURN
5 Press the DISC EJECT button to remove the
disc.
Close the cover of disc insertion block.
Press C (STOP/EXIT) to end dubbing.
Note:
• If message “Scene No.xxx is too large. Please divide
this Scene before dubbing.” appears during dubbing,
the dubbing will stop. Divide the specified scene (see
page 86). After dividing the scene, use “scene select
dubbing” to dub subsequent scenes.
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SELECTING SCENES RECORDED ON HDD AND DUBBING THEM (SCENE
SELECT DUBBING)
You can select desired scenes recorded on HDD and dub only those scenes on discs.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and
then the MENU button.
2 Choose “Scene”, “Dubbing”, “Select”, and
then press the A button.
“Please insert DVD.” will appear on the
screen: Press the DISC EJECT button and
insert a disc.
3 Place the cursor on a scene to be dubbed, and
then press the A or PHOTO/SELECT
button: The cursor of the selected scene will
change to red (see p. 79), and the scene with
red cursor will be dubbed to a disc.
If you wish to dub
Dubbing (Select)
other scenes, place the
cursor on a scene in the
same way, and press
ENTER
SELECT
the A or PHOTO/
SELECT button to select it.
To cancel a selected scene, press the A or
PHOTO/SELECT button again. To cancel all
selected scenes, press C (STOP/EXIT).
If the total capacity size of the selected scenes
exceeds the remaining free space on disc, the
remaining bar at the top right of screen will
be red, and a message will appear. Select the
scenes again.
DUB
4 Press the DUBBING button.
“Dubbing scenes to DVD?” will appear.
Instead of pressing the DUBBING button, you
can press the MENU button, choose "Edit",
and then "Enter": The same screen will appear.
Choosing “YES” will start dubbing.
To cancel dubbing, choose “NO” or press C
(STOP/EXIT).
5 When dubbing is finished, check the “Delete
Scene” screen.
Choosing “YES” will delete the dubbed
scenes from the HDD.
To retain the dubbed scenes on the HDD,
choose “NO”.
6 Press the DISC EJECT button to remove the
disc.
Close the cover of disc insertion block.
Press C (STOP/EXIT) to end dubbing.
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Note:
• The scenes on HDD will be dubbed to disc in the
order of display on HDD Disc Navigation screen. To
dub the scenes in a different order, create a play list
on which scenes are registered in the desired order of
dubbing (see p. 98), and then execute dubbing.
• If a finalized disc or a heavily scratched or dirty disc is
inserted into this DVD video camera/recorder, a
message will appear and dubbing will not be possible:
Use another disc.
• A DVD-RW/DVD-R dubbed on this DVD video
camera/recorder will not be finalized: To play it back
on a DVD recorder, be sure to finalize it on this DVD
video camera/recorder.
• The details of editing scenes on HDD (fade, skip,
change of thumbnail, etc.) will not be reflected in the
scenes if they are dubbed on a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/
DVD-R/+RW.
• The maximum number of scenes and programs that
can be dubbed will vary depending on the disc used.
• If you combine scenes with different recording dates
on a play list, and dub the combined scene to a DVDRAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode), the scenes will be dubbed
separately for each date. However, if a combined
scene is subsequently divided, the scenes may not be
dubbed separately for each date.
• If you dub scenes combined using the Disc
Navigation function to a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/
+RW, the two scenes immediately before the
combination (sometimes more than two scenes) will
be dubbed.
• If you divide a scene using the Disc Navigation
function, and then dub both the divided scenes to a
DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, the scene before
the division will be dubbed.
• The time shown on dubbing is for reference: Dubbing
will be performed at normal speed in XTRA mode;
approx. 1.5 times the normal in FINE mode; approx. 2
times the normal in STD mode.
If the number of scenes on HDD is too large, or the
temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder is too
high, the required recording time may be longer than
the display time on screen.
• Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept
any responsibility for compensation or loss of data, or
direct or indirect damage when dubbing is not
performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video
camera/recorder.
Disc to be
dubbed
Videos on HDD
VIDEO Modes
(XTRA/FINE/STD) mixed
Wide/normal modes
(16:9/4:3) mixed
VIDEO Mode "STD" and
wide mode (16:9)
DVD-RAM
●
●
●
DVD-RW
(VR-mode)
●
●
●
DVD-RW
(VF-mode)
—
—
—
DVD-R
—
—
—
+RW
●*
●*
—
● : Dubbing possible; —: Dubbing impossible
* You cannot specify the combination of “VIDEO Mode: STD” and “16:9 On”.
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DELETING SCENES (EDIT – DELETE)
You may want to delete unwanted scenes.
Scenes on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R cannot be deleted, and menu item “Delete” will not appear
with DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R.
When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu (see page 74).
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Place the cursor on the scene to be deleted.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Edit”, “Delete”, and then
press the A button.
When using card, choose “Scene”, “Delete”,
and then press the A button.
5 The “Delete Scene” screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to delete the selected scene,
press the A button.
If you want to change the scene to be deleted,
you can change it on this screen.
7 Press the C button to quit.
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), divide the scene first, and then
delete the unnecessary part (see page 86).
• If you delete all data on HDD/DVD/card, initializing the
HDD/DVD/card will be recommended (see page 105).
• If the time of deleted scenes (stills) is quite short, the
remaining free space of HDD/DVD/card may not
increase in the HDD/DVD/card or card remaining
indicator.
• The locked scenes on card cannot be deleted (see
page 92).
6 The screen for verifying deletion will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then press the A
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.
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●List of dubbing possible/impossible
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●Editing using submenu
Press the MENU button before pressing the A button in step 5 (see page 85): The submenu will
appear.
Edit
Select
Go To
Delete*1 ....................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 C button will restore the screen in step 5.
*1 The menu item to be displayed will vary depending on the setting.
Note:
Although the submenu screen will appear for each setting, some menu items may not appear, depending on the
setting.
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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 Place the cursor on the scene to be divided.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose, “Scene”, “Edit”, “Divide” and then
press the A button.
5 The “Divide Scene” screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to divide the selected
scene, press the A 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 PHOTO/
SELECT button.
Se l e c t D i v i s i o n Po i n t
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0 : 00 : 18
P H OTO
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 A button.
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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 C button to quit.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
A 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 87).
• 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 HDD/DVD is insufficient,
division will not be possible: Delete unnecessary
scenes.
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COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES (EDIT – COMBINE)
If you have recorded numerous short scenes, combining them will be facilitated by the use of Disc
Navigation.
Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes. When using a DVD-RAM, combining scenes is
possible only when “Category: All” is specified (p. 110). Stills cannot be combined.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button, choose “Scene”,
“Edit”, “Combine”, and then press A
button.
3 The “Combine Scenes” screen will appear:
Point the cursor at the first scene to be
combined, and then press the A button.
The cursor will change to double frames of
blue and yellow.
4 Use the f/e/d/c buttons to
determine the range of scenes to be
combined, point the cursor at the last scene,
and then press the A 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 A button.
To change the scenes, press the C (STOP/
EXIT) button to return the cursor to yellow,
and then select the scenes to be combined
again.
6 The screen for verifying combination will
appear: Choose “YES”, and then press the
A button.
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 C 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
A button in step 3, the submenu will appear (see
page 86).
• With fade effect, the “IN” effect of the first scene in the
selected range and the “OUT” effect on the last scene
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.
• When using the HDD, scenes with different VIDEO
Modes or 16:9 mode cannot be combined.
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ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (EDIT – MOVE)
You can arrange scenes within a play list by moving them to desired positions (p. 103). Create a play
list first, and then arrange the scenes [“CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE)”, p. 98].
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DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY (EFFECT – FADE)
You can add fading to the beginning and/or end of scene.
There are three types of special effects:
Fade Out
Fade Out
Fade 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 Place the cursor on the scene to which fade is
to be added.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose, “Scene”, “Effect”, “Fade” and then
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 C button to quit.
The “[” and/or “]” icon(s) will appear in
the scenes for which fade in and/or fade out
have been set.
“In” effect
press the A button.
5 The “Fade” screen will appear: If you are sure
you want to add the fade effect to the scene,
press the A 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
“OUT”, choose “Enter”, and then press the
A button.
You can use the f/e buttons to move the
cursor to “IN”, “OUT”, “Enter” or “Cancel”.
Use the d/c buttons to choose the effect
to be added, and then press the A button
to set the effect.
To cancel setting, choose “Cancel”.
If you choose “Enter” and press the A
button, 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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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 80).
• When dubbing on a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/
+RW, the setting on fade will not be reflected (see
page 84).
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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 Place the cursor on the scene to which skip is
to be set.
Multiple scenes can be selected for skipping
(p. 79).
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Effect”, “Skip”, and then
6 Press the C 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
press the A button.
5 The “Set Skip” screen will appear: If you are
sure you want to skip the selected scene,
press the A 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:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
A button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 86).
• 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 80).
• When dubbing on a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/
+RW, the setting on skip will not be reflected (see
page 84).
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CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS (EFFECT – THUMBNAIL)
Normally, the first image of the recorded scene is displayed as a thumbnail: You can choose another
image of the scene for thumbnail. If you set a vivid image to thumbnail, you can know what you
recorded from a glance at the Disc Navigation screen.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Place the cursor on the scene whose
thumbnail you wish to change.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Effect”, “Thumbnail”, and
then press the A button.
5 The “Change Thumbnail” screen will appear:
If you are sure you want to change the
thumbnail of the selected scene, press the
A button: The selected scene will be played
back.
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
PHOTO/SELECT button.
7 The screen for verifying switching of
thumbnail will appear: Choose “YES”, and
then press the A 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 C button to quit.
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Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
A button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 86).
• 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 80).
• When dubbing on a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/
+RW, the setting on changing thumbnail will not be
reflected (see page 84).
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COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM TO CARD (COPY)
Before You Begin
• Set a DVD-RAM (recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder
marketed before DZ-HS303A/HS300A) that includes the photos you
wish to copy, and a card with recordable space, in this DVD video
camera/recorder.
1 Set the power switch to “DVD“.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Place the cursor on the scene to be copied.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose “Copy” on the “Scene” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
Note:
• No movie can be copied.
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
A button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 86).
• See “Category” (p. 110) to check the stills recorded
on DVD-RAM.
• You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).
• Even if all scenes, including movies, are selected to
be copied, only stills will be copied.
• Data on card cannot be copied to disc.
6 The “Copy to card” screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to copy the selected still,
press the A 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 A
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 C button to quit.
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LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK)
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 “SD”.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Place the cursor on the scene to be locked.
You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose “Lock” on the “Scene” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
6 The “Lock Set” screen will appear: If you are
sure you want to lock the selected scene,
press the A 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 C button to quit.
The lock icon “T” will appear on any scene
for which lock has been set.
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●To unlock the scene
Select the locked scene, and then use the
procedure shown on the left to unlock the scene:
The lock icon will disappear and locking will be
released.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
A button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 86).
• When initializing the card, the locked scenes will also
be deleted.
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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 A 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, place
the cursor on the scene to be deleted, and then
press the PHOTO/SELECT button.
Deselecting all the selected scenes at once:
While you are displaying the “All Programs”
screen on which scenes have been selected, press
the C button.
Note:
Up to 999 scenes can be selected.
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DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU SCREEN (DETAIL)
You can display various information for a scene: the recording mode, recording date/time and
length, special effects and movie quality mode.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Place the cursor on 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 HDD/DVD)
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Detail”, and then press the
A button.
*1
*2
The detailed information on the scene will
appear.
(When using HDD/DVD)
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 : 1 2 / 1 / 20 0 6 8 : 0 0 : 0 0 A M
Sk i p : Of f
F a d e I N : No n e OUT : None
PREV
NEXT
*2
RETURN
(When using card)
*3
De t a i l
Sc e n e N o. 7
1 0 0–0 0 0 7 ( 6 40 )
Da t e : 1 2 / 1 / 20 0 6 8 : 0 0 : 0 0 A M
L o ck :O f f
PREV
NEXT
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)
*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 HDD/DVD-RW/DVD-R/
+RW , since no still image can be recorded on it.
*3 Not displayed with a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R
(finalized) /+RW that was recorded on another
device.
*4
(When using card)
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De t a i l
*1 Not displayed with DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/
+RW.
*2 Not displayed with DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R
(finalized)/+RW recorded on another device .
*3 Will not appear if the loaded card does not
comply with DCF.
*4 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.
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. This DVD video camera/
recorder complies with DCF.
• Pressing the c button will display information on
the following scene; pressing the d button will
display information on the preceding scene.
5 Press the C button to quit.
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S c e n e No . 6
1 2 / 1 5 / 2 0 0 6 12 : 5 0:00PM
S c e n e No . 7
12/ 1 6 / 2006
Scenes: 2
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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
Movie
9:00AM
Scene No. 2
Movie
Scene No. 3
Scene No. 4
11:45AM Still
10:20AM Still
Scene No. 5
1:30PM Movie
Scene No. 6
5:20PM Still
8:00PM
Program No. 1
Recorded on December 20
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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 f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Select” on the “Program” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
4 Select the program to
be displayed, and then
press the A button.
The Disc Navigation
screen of the selected
program will appear.
Note:
• Pressing the C 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.
S e l e c t P r og r am
A l l P r o g r ams
01 1 2 / 1 / 2006
0 2 1 2 / 1 0 / 2006
03 1 2 / 2 0 / 2006
ENTER
RETURN
03
12/ 2 0 / 2006
0 01 / 008
PLAY PHOTO SELECT
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PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY)
You can play back only the selected program.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Play” on the “Program” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
4 Select the program to be played back, and
then press the A 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. 110).
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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 A button.
4 Select the program
whose title you want to
change, and then press
the A button.
P r og r am T i t l e
01 1 2 / 1 / 2006
0 2 1 2 / 1 0 / 2006
03 1 2 / 2 0 / 2006
ENTER
RETURN
The screen for setting a title will appear.
5 Use the f/e/d/
c buttons to select a
letter, and then press
the A button: The
selected letter will be
entered.
Title input bar
TITLE 12/ 2 0 / 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
1
Cancel
En t er
INPUT
DELETE P H O T O SELECT
Input mode
Repeat this procedure
to create a title.
Up to 20 characters can
Palette for selecting
be input.
characters
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6 After entering the title,
choose “Enter” and
then press the A
button.
7 The screen for verifying
the change in title will
appear: Choose “YES”,
and then press the A
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 P H O T O 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.
●Characters available for entering
title
You can choose the title input mode: “capital
letter”, “small letter” or “symbol”.
To change the input mode in step 5, press the
DISPLAY button, or use the PHOTO/SELECT
button to place the cursor on the input mode,
and then press the A button.
TITLE 12/ 2 0 / 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
CHANGE
DELETE P H O T O SELECT
TITLE 12/ 2 0 / 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 ß
En t er
2
Cancel
CHANGE
DELETE P H O T O SELECT
Input mode
TITLE 12/ 2 0 / 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 SPACE
3
CHANGE
En t er
DELETE
Cancel
SELECT
PHOTO
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Note:
• If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the C
button once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding
down the C button will delete all letters in the TITLE
column.
• You can also use the DELETE button on remote
control to delete any input letters.
• Pressing the PHOTO/SELECT button on the title
setting screen (in step 5) will change the cursor
position from the title input bar to character select
palette, input mode number, and then to “Cancel”. You
can also use the f/e/d /c buttons 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 C 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.
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Play List
WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”?
You can create a play list on this DVD video camera/recorder by gathering your favorites from the
recorded scenes.
Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the HDD/DVD capacity
by making a play list. On the other hand, deleting scenes on play list will not increase the remaining
HDD/DVD 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.
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CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scenes to be programed in a play
list.
You can select multiple scenes(p. 79).
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Create” on the “PlayList” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
5 The “Create PlayList” screen will appear: If
the selected scenes on the play list are the
ones you want, press the A button.
If you want to change any of scenes you are
registering, you can also use this screen (see
pages 79 and 93).
6 When creation of a play list is complete, the
created play list will appear on the Disc
Navigation screen.
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Note:
• 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 create play list (see pages 100–
102).
• 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. 104).
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
A button in step 5, the submenu will appear (p. 86).
• If free space available on HDD/disc is insufficient,
creation of new play list may not be possible: Delete
unnecessary scenes.
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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 f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Select” on the “PlayList” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
4 Use the “Select Playlist” screen to select the
play list you wish to display, and then press
the A 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 “Select 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:
Dubbing,
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)
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p. 83
p. 85
p. 90
p. 89
p. 88
p. 87
p. 86
p. 91
p. 96, 104
p. 103
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PLAYING BACK A PLAY LIST (PLAY)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
Note:
If “Repeat Play: On” is specified, the play list will be
repeatedly played back (p. 110).
choose “Play” on the “PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
4 Use the “Start Playlist” screen to select the
play list to be played back, and then press the
A button.
The selected play list will be played back
from the first scene. To cancel playback
midway, press the C button: The Disc
navigation screen of the play list being played
back will appear.
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ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/
c/A buttons to
choose “Edit” on the
“PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
4 Use the “Edit Playlist”
screen to select the play
list to which you wish
to add scenes, and then
press the A 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.
5 Press the e button to move the cursor to the
lower row, and press the d or c 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
008/008
008/008
Insertion position
ADD PHOTO SELECT
*1 *2
Ed i t P l a y L i s t
01
1 2 / 1 / 2006
02
1 2 / 1 0 / 2006
1 2 / 2 0 / 2006
03
04
1 2 / 3 0 / 2006
ENTER
RETURN
1 2 : 3 0PM
8 : 0 0AM
9 : 3 0AM
3 : 1 5PM
*1: Number of scene before insertion position cursor.
*2: Number of all scenes on play list.
6 Press the f button to move the cursor to the
upper row, and press the d or c button to
point the cursor to the scene to be added.
You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).
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
004/014
007/007
ADD PHOTO SELECT
Note:
If you press the DISPLAY
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r ams
004/014
button, the recording date/
time of the scene in which
008/008
P l a yL i s t N o . 0 1
the cursor is placed on the
1
2
/
1
/
2
0
0
6
1
2
:
3
0:
0
0PM
operation guide will
appear. When using the
HDD, pressing DISPLAY
Recording date/time
again will display the
recording data of scene;
pressing it once more will return to the operating
guide. When using a disc, no recording data will
appear.
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004/014
Scene to be added
P l a yL i s t N o . 0 1
7 Press the A 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 C button: The screen for verifying
exit will appear.
Choose “Yes”, and then end editing.
Note:
• The “ ” mark shows the position where the scene is
to be added.
• Pressing the C button 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. 101).
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DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and
4 Press the A button.
then press the MENU button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to
be edited.
Perform steps 3 – 4 on page 100.
3 Move the cursor to the play list in lower row,
and place the cursor on scene to be deleted.
You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to delete other scenes.
5 Press the C button: The screen for verifying
exit will appear.
Choose “YES”, and then end editing.
Note:
• 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.
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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, and
then press the MENU button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to
6 Choose “Add”, and
then press the A
button.
Repeat steps 3 – 6 to
add other scenes.
be edited.
Perform steps 3 – 4 on page 100.
3 In the lower row of the play list, place the
green “ ” mark at the position where you
wish to insert a scene.
4 Place the cursor on the scene to be added
7 Press the C button: The
screen for verifying exit
will appear.
Choose “YES”, and
then end editing.
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
004/014
008/008
ADD PHOTO SELECT
from the upper row.
You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).
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
ADD PHOTO SELECT
Insertion position
5 Press the MENU button.
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DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)
You can delete scenes from play list on the editing screen.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and
then press the MENU button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to
be edited.
Perform steps 3 – 4 on page 100.
3 Move the cursor to the play list in lower row.
4 Place the cursor on the scene to be deleted,
and then press the MENU button.
You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).
5 Choose “Delete” on the “Edit” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
Repeat steps 3 – 5 other scenes can be deleted.
6 Press the C button: The screen for verifying
exit will appear.
Choose “Yes”, and then end editing.
Note:
• If all scenes on play list are deleted, the play list itself
will also be deleted.
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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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and
then press the MENU button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to
4 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Start → Current”, “Current → End”,
“All” on the “Select” menu screen, and then
press the A button.
be edited.
Perform steps 3 – 4 on page 100.
3 Specify the first or last scene of those you
wish to select, and then press the MENU
button.
To select all scenes, simply press the MENU
button.
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Note:
See page 93 for the status of scenes to be selected.
5 Press the C button: The screen for verifying
exit will appear.
Choose “Yes”, and then end editing.
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ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Select” on the “PlayList” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
Select the play list to be edited, and then press
the A button.
4 Place the cursor on the scene to be moved.
You can also select multiple scenes (see pages
79 and 93).
5 Press the MENU button.
6 Choose “Scene”, “Edit”, “Move”, and then
press the A button.
7 The “Move Scene” screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to move the scene, press
the A button.
8 Move the “ ” mark to
the position where you
wish to move the scene,
and then press the A
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 A
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 C button to quit.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the
A button in step 7, the submenu screen will appear
(p. 86).
• Only scenes on play list can be moved.
• When using DVD-RAM, scenes can be moved only
when “Category: All” is specified (p. 110).
If you want to change the scene selected in
step 4, you can do it on this screen.
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CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE)
The play lists have serial numbers in the order you have created them, along with the created dates/
times: You can change this title at any time.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Title” on the “PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
5 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.
4 Use the “Playlist Title” screen to select the
play list whose title you wish to change, and
then press the A button.
See “CHANGING
TITLE OF PROGRAM
(TITLE)” on page 96 for
how to enter a title.
P layL i s t Ti t l e
01
1 2 / 1 / 2006
02
1 2 / 1 0 / 2006
03
1 2 / 2 0 / 2006
04
1 2 / 3 0 / 2006
ENTER
RETURN
1 2 : 3 0PM
8 : 0 0AM
9 : 3 0AM
3 : 1 5PM
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DELETING PLAY LIST (DELETE)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Delete” on the “PlayList” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
4 Use the “Delete Playlist” screen to select the
play list you wish to delete, and then press
the A button.
5 The screen for verifying deletion will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then press the A
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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Note:
• Even if you delete a play list, the original scenes
stored on HDD/DVD 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.)
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Go To
From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the first scene or last scene, and playback will
start from that point.
MOVING TO BEGINNING (END) OF HDD/DVD/CARD
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Top” or “End” on the “Go To” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
4 Press the A button to start playback.
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INITIALIZING HDD/DVD/CARD
Initializing the HDD, a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW 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, message “DVD is not formatted”
will appear: Initialize the disc, following the subsequent messages
(p. 41).
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Format HDD”, “Format DVD” or
“Format Card” on the “HDD Setting”, “DVD
Setting” or “Card” menu screen, and then
press the A button.
The screen for verifying “Format HDD”,
“Format DVD” or “Format Card” will appear.
4 Choose “YES”, and then press the A
button.
When using DVD-RW, a screen for prompting
you to choose the VF or VR mode will appear.
Choose “NO” to cancel initialization.
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 HDD,
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. 10).
• 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.
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PROTECTION
You can protect the HDD and a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) in order to prevent recorded
images from being erased or edited by mistake. Further recording will not be possible on protected
disc until the protection is released.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
Note:
• To release protection, perform steps 1-3: 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 HDD”or “Protect DVD” on
the “HDD setting” or “DVD Setting” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
4 The screen for verifying protection will
appear:
Choose “YES”, and then press the A
button.
Choose “NO” to cancel protection.
After “YES” or “NO” setting, the Disc
Navigation screen will be restored.
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VERIFYING REMAINING FREE SPACE ON DISC OR CARD (CAPACITY)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Capacity” on the “HDD Setting”,
“DVD Setting” or “Card” menu screen, and
then press the A button.
(When using HDD/
DVD)
*1
Cap a c i t y
Approx.
V I DEO( X T R A ) :
V I DEO( F I N E ) :
V I DEO( S T D) :
Cap a c i t y
:
RETURN
17m i n
26m i n
54m i n
9 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: The quality
mode first used for recording with disc will appear.
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4 Press the C button to quit.
The Disc Navigation screen will be restored.
Note:
If the HDD is protected, or a write-protected disc or
locked card is used, the remaining space will always be
displayed as “0”.
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UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VRMODE) (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 f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Update Control Info.” on the “HDD
Setting” or “DVD Setting” menu screen, and
then press the A button.
The screen for verifying “Update Control
Information” will appear.
4 Choose “YES”, and then
press the A button.
Upda te Con t r o l Infor mat ion
Upda te Con t r o l I n for mat i on?
YES
NO
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.
Note:
• It may take time to update the control information if
the HDD/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.
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DELETING DATA ON HDD (FULL FORMAT)
Executing “Format HDD” in “HDD Setting” to delete data on HDD will only change the file control
information: It will not delete the data completely. When discarding or transferring this DVD video
camera/recorder, be sure to delete any personal data on the HDD in order to prevent it from leaking out.
Before You Begin
• Use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder
when completely deleting the data on the HDD: This is not possible with
a battery.
• If power is turned off and Full Format is interrupted midway, normal
deletion will not be possible.
• Executing Full Format will delete all data on the HDD. Save any
important data on DVD before starting complete deletion.
• It will take approx. 30 minutes for complete deletion: In rare case, it may
take more than one hour.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and
then the MENU button.
2 Use the f/e/d/c buttons to choose
“HDD Setting”, “Full Format”, and then press
the A button: The “HDD Full Format”
screen will appear.
3 Choose “YES”, and then press the A
button.
The HDD will be completely cleared.
To cancel clear, choose “NO”: The Disc
Navigation screen will be restored.
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FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW (FINALIZE DVD)
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/+RW. 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 recorded/dubbed 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.
If you wish to display the DVD video menu when playing back a +RW on a DVD player or DVD
recorder, finalize it using the Disc Navigation menu.
No further recording/dubbing 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/
dubbed on it.
Additional recording/dubbing 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 f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Finalize DVD” on the “DVD Setting”
menu screen, and then press the A button.
The disc will be finalized.
4 Choose “YES”, and then
Note:
• Do not use any other device to finalize a disc
recorded/dubbed on this DVD video camera/recorder.
• If the disc in the DVD video camera/recorder has
already been finalized, you cannot choose “Finalize
DVD”.
• The time required to finalize disc that appears on the
“Finalize DVD” 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.
F i n a l i z e DV D
Further recording on this
press the A button.
DV D w i l l b e i m p o s s i b l e .
Finalize? (Approx. 3min.)
The message showing
YES
NO
that the disc is being
ENTER
finalized will appear,
and the disc will then be
*
*
finalized.
*1 Displayed only when
1
2
a DVD-R is used.
*2 Will vary depending
on the recording
time.
●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 A
button: Finalizing will start.
5 When finalization is complete, the Disc
Navigation screen of all programs will
appear.
U will appear on the Disc Navigation screen
for a finalized disc.
A l l P r og r ams
0 01/ 015
PLAY PHOTO SELECT
Finalized disc
001 / 010
12/ 1/2006
8:00AM
12/ 5/2006
8:00AM
12/ 7/2006 12/10/2006
8:00AM
8:00AM
12/ 15 / 2 0 0 6
8:00AM
1 2 / 18/ 2 0 0 6
8:00AM
12/ 20/ 2 0 0 6
8:00AM
TOP
PREV
NEXT
12/ 23/ 2 0 0 6
8:00AM
END
Screen when viewed on DVD recorder/player
(DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW)
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FINALIZE
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 f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Unfinalize DVD” on the “DVD
Setting” menu screen, and then press the A
button.
The screen for verifying unfinalization will
appear.
4 Choose “YES”, and then press the A
button.
The message showing that the disc is being
unfinalized will appear, and the disc will then
be unfinalized.
Note:
• A finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode) can be recorded as
is, without being unfinalized.
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ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW
(UNFINALIZE DVD)
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Others
1
DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY)
If you insert a DVD-RAM that includes photos recorded on a DVD video camera/recorder other
than DZ-HS303A/HS300A, the scenes on the disc will be displayed in the order of recording,
regardless of whether they are movies or stills.
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.
DZ-HS303A/HS300A cannot record any photos on a HDD/DVD.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/
c/A buttons to
choose “Category” on
the “Others” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
Others
Category
Repeat Play
T V Ty p e
ENTER
4 Specify the desired
option for display, and
then press the A
button.
A l l P r og r ams
0 06 / 01 5
PLAY PHOTO SELECT
(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.
HDD
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PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/
c/A buttons to
choose “Repeat Play”
on the “Others” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
Others
Repeat Play
T V Ty p e
ENTER
If the range for playback has been specified:
Playback of the scenes in that range will repeat.
See pages 79 and 93 when selecting multiple
scenes.
On
Of f
RETURN
4 Choose “On”, and then press the A button:
Playback will start.
Choose “Off” to cancel Repeat Play setting.
●When Repeat Play is set
If one scene has been specified: When playback
of the last scene is finished, playback of all
scenes will repeat from the first scene.
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●To release Repeat Play
Use one of the following 3 methods to release:
• Choose “Off” in step 4 on the left.
• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off
once.
• Press the DISC EJECT button to remove the
disc.
Note:
• Press the C button to terminate playback. However,
the Repeat Play setting will not be canceled.
• 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 f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “TV type” on the “Others” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
4 Choose “4:3”, and then press the A button.
Others
Repeat Play
T V Ty p e
ENTER
16:9
4:3
RETURN
3
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 f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Slide Show”, “Start”, and then press
the A button.
Start:
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 C button or turn the DVD video
camera/recorder off, Slide Show will be canceled.
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 C button will restore the Disc
Navigation screen.
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Viewing on TV Screen
Connecting to a TV
CONNECTING TO A TV
Use the provided AV/S input/output cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a TV as
follows:
To S-VIDEO
input jack*
To AV input/output jack
To video/audio
input jacks
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
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White
VIDEO
L
Yellow
White
Yellow
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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.
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 during recording and playback will appear
on the TV screen: You can also switch off the display
during recording. Refer to “SETTING ON-SCREEN
DISPLAY OUTPUT ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT)” on
page 69.
• 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).
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Playback on DVD Recorder/Player
PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE)
You can use a DVD recorder or DVD player that conforms to DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) to play
back 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder.
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 8cm DVD-RW (VRmode): Doing so may make the disc unusable.
• DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) recorded on this DVD
video camera/recorder can be played back on other
DVD recorder/players or other devices conforming to
8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode), but playback
on all DVD recorder/players is not guaranteed.
PLAYING BACK DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/DVD-R/+RW
1 Finalize a recorded DVD-RW (VF-mode)/
DVD-R/+RW.
You need to finalize a disc to play it back on
DVD recorder/player: See page 108.
No further data can be recorded on finalized
disc.
Note:
Use this DVD video camera/recorder to finalize the
DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW 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.
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Note:
• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R that has
not been finalized into any DVD recorder: The disc
may be unusable.
• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW
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. 108) (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 recorded on this
DVD video camera/recorder 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: In such cases,
play back the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW on
this DVD video camera/recorder. Also, playback on
DVD recorder/players may stop momentarily between
scenes.
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HDD
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 26 and 27).
*1 No photo can be recorded.
*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-HS300A.
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM OTHER VIDEO DEVICE (for DZHS303A only)
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 S-VIDEO
output jack of
VCR, etc.*
To video/audio
output jacks
Red
AV/S input/output cable
(provided)
White
Yellow
* If the connected AV device has an S-VIDEO output jack, you can connect
the S-VIDEO jack of AV/S input/output cable.
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1 Set the input source on
L IN
the DVD video camera/
recorder to “LINE (L
IN)”.
FINE
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
12/
8 : 0 0 AM
1 /2006
Switch the input
referring to “Input
Source” on (p. 67).
Choose “S LINE” to input S-VIDEO signal.
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/SELECT button when
recording a photo.
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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.
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 (A) 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. 98).
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Connecting to PC
Connecting to PC
Software Provided
You can utilize on PC the videos and photos recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, using the
PC connection cable and software CD-ROM provided, or generally available software.
The provided CD-ROM contains the following software for Windows and Macintosh:
Windows
ImageMixer 3
This allows you to import the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC.
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.
• The following are available on the provided software:
OS
Windows
Macintosh
*
HDD
Disc
Card
Read
●
●
●
Write
—
●*
●
Read
●
●*
●
—
●*
●
Write
Incompatible with a +RW
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 161.
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:
•
•
•
•
•
Mac OS X (10.2.8, 10.3.4-10.3.9, 10.4.1-10.4.7)
* 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
* Incompatible with Intel Mac.
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 Macintosh 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
- When used on your custom-made PC
• 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 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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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
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.
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.
When using ImageMixer 3, uninstall Easy CD
Creator 5, and then install ImageMixer 3.
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7 Choosing video system:
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[When using Macintosh]
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 DVDCAM3HS icon
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”.
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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type of installation:
Follow the instructions on screen for
operation: Installation will start.
exit will appear: Click “Close”.
The screen for installation will close and
installation will be complete: Remove the
CD-ROM.
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 HDD or
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 this DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC, nothing will appear on the LCD monitor or in the
viewfinder.
• 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 137.
The power switch of this DVD video camera/recorder has three modes: HDD mode when it is set to
“HDD”, Disc mode when it is set to “DVD”, and Card mode when it is set to “SD”.
* The mode cannot be switched while the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC. To
switch, unplug the PC connection cable from the PC (see page 126), and then change over the
power switch.
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 connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the DVD video camera/recorder will be
recognized as a drive. The drive will appear on screen as follows:
[When using Windows]
If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC with its power switch set to “HDD” or
“DVD”, it will be recognized as an optical disc drive, and a disc set in the DVD video camera/
recorder can be accessed. (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 “SD”, 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 “HDD” or “DVD”, it will be
recognized as a removable 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 “SD”, it will be recognized as a removable 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.)
●Handling photos
Photos are recorded on a 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:
Insert an SD memory card with photos recorded into the DVD video camera/recorder, and connect it
to PC/Macintosh. Double-click the removable disc icon displayed on the screen: The contents on the
card will appear.
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.
The following operations are not possible on the DVD video camera/
recorder while it is being connected to PC:
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•
•
•
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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.
Do not use Explorer to operate any video files recorded on disc: Use the provided software.
HDD, disc and card cannot simultaneously be accessed.
A disc/card 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 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 8) 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.
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 can be used with DVD-ROM drive (reading only).
The slot-in type drive of Macintosh 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 108).
• Some DVD-ROM drives cannot read a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder.
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●When removing disc
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BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION (UNPLUGGING PC
CONNECTION CABLE)/CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH
[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.
2 Choose “USB mass storage device”. The drive
name (E:, 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 (HDD, disc or card), and choose “Eject” in the “File” menu.
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Using Software
See page 132 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 HDD/DISC USING PC
* A DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalised on this
DVD video camera/recorder (see page 108).
1 Connect this DVD video camera/recorder to
the USB port of PC.
To view images recorded on a disc, first insert
the disc you wish to play back into the DVD
video camera/recorder, and then connect the
DVD video camera/recorder to the USB port
of PC.
3 Click “Edit new video”.
4 The project setting screen will appear: Click
“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 change any setting when
using PC to view the images recorded on
HDD/disc.
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5 The screen for choosing the device to be
imported will appear: Choose “Hitachi
DVDCAM (HDD)” when the power switch is
set to “HDD”, “Hitachi DVDCAM” when it is
set to “DVD”, and then click “Import”.
If you wish to change the import device, and
continue import, unplug the PC connection
cable from the PC, and then change over the
power switch (see page 123).
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.
When the power switch is set to "DVD":
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 HDD or 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.
Eject button
Click
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Full-screen
display button
You can use the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder to create a disc that can be
viewed on DVD recorders/players.
* A DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalized on this
DVD video camera/recorder (see page 108).
If the file system of HDD in your PC is FAT32, no video file larger than 4 GB can be imported, due to
restrictions of file system.
When using a large video file, handle it on an NTFS format HDD.
1 Connect this DVD video camera/recorder to
the USB port of PC.
To save images recorded on a disc, first insert
the disc you wish to save into the DVD video
camera/recorder, and then connect the DVD
video camera/recorder to the 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 “NTSC” for the video
system.
This DVD video camera/recorder uses Dolby
Digital for the audio recording format:
Choose “Dolby Digital” for audio setting.
After setting up the project, click the “OK”
button.
Click
Click
3 Click “Create New DVD”.
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5 On the “Importing Device” screen, choose
“Hitachi DVDCAM (HDD)” when the power
switch is set to “HDD”; and “Hitachi
DVDCAM” when the power switch is set to
“DVD”.
If you wish to change the import device, and
continue import, unplug the PC connection
cable from the PC, and then change over the
power switch (see page 123).
6 Select the images from which you wish to
create a DVD-Video, and then click “Import”.
The image recorded on HDD, disc will
appear. Select the chapter to be imported into
PC, and then click “Import”: Importing into
PC will start.
Eject button
Click
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.
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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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
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].
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 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 129, and the file name will
be automatically attached.
• If a video recorded on the HDD in this DVD video
camera/recorder for extended hours is too long for
one disc, cut-edit the video so that it can be recorded
on one disc. See the on-line instruction manual of
ImageMixer 3 for cut-editing of videos. To display the
ImageMixer 3 manual, choose "Help", and then
"Image Mixer Help (F1)", while ImageMixer 3 is being
executed.
• Since a menu is always added to a recorded video,
the data size of the created video will be larger than
that of the original video.
Click
Click
Click
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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 recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalized
(see page 108).
1 Connect this DVD video camera/recorder to
the USB port of PC.
To save images recorded on a disc, first insert
the disc you wish to save into the DVD video
camera/recorder, and then connect the DVD
video camera/recorder to the USB port of PC.
2 Start Pixe VRF Browser EX and choose the drive.
Clicking the “Drive” icon will display the
drive select screen. Choose “HITACHI DZUSBHDD” when the power switch is set to
“HDD”, “Hitachi DVD-RAM DZ-GBX3”
when it is set to “DVD”, and then click “OK”.
If you wish to change the import device, and
continue import, unplug the PC connection
cable from the PC, and then change over the
power switch (see page 123).
Click
Click
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it.
The scenes recorded on HDD, disc will
appear. Select the scene to be imported into
Macintosh and click “Save”: The save setting
screen will appear.
4 Start ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, and set up the
files to be registered.
Start ImageMixer VCD/DVD2 and click the
“DVD-Video” button.
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.
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.
5 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.
Click
Be sure to choose “NTSC” for the video
system.
After setting the option, click the “OK”
button, and then click “Next”.
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-RW (VFmode)/DVD-R, click the “Chapter” tab to select the
image.
• When importing all chapters in a title at one time, click
“Select all” in the editing menu at the top of screen,
and then click “Import”.
• When importing the images on a HDD/DVD-RAM/
DVD-RW (VR-mode), you can use the MPEG editor to
designate the import range.
• 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.
Click
Selecting save destination folder
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6 Creating a DVD-Video menu:
8 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
7 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
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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.
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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 finalized 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.
●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.
Please contact the following for inquiries on
provided CD-ROM
PC Software Support Center number
PIXELA CORPORATION
+1-800-458-4029 (Toll-free)
+1-213-341-0163
URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html
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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 HDD/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. 86ºF (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.
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 recorded status.
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recorder to PC
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Subsidiary Information
Introduction to Optional Accessories
CAMERA ACCESSORIES
Video flash (DZ-FLH3)*1 (p. 59)
Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)*2 (p. 54)
Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)*2 (p. 54)
Step-up ring (DZ-SR3437 for DZ-HS300A) (p. 54)
• When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory.
*1 Unavailable for DZ-HS300A.
*2 You will need the optional step-up ring when attaching these lenses to the DZ-HS300A.
POWER SUPPLY
Battery (DZ-BP7SW)*
Battery (DZ-BP14SW)
* Unavailable for DZ-HS303A.
• 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:
• 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.
• If message (1) appears when using the HDD, a battery can be
used for repair (except when the remaining battery level
indicator is blinking).
• Repair will normally be complete in several minutes, but it may
take longer (up to one hour).
• 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 145.
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(1) DVD is not
formatted. Format the
DVD now?
(2) DVD 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.
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English
Message
Cause & Troubleshooting
Cannot combine scene
of multiple programs.
Create PlayList first,
and then combine
scenes.
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.
Select only movies and combine them.
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87
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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85, 87
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.
110
Cannot execute.
Unselect multiple
scenes.
Division or change in thumbnail was executed when multiple
scenes were selected.
79
Cannot finalize DVD in
HDD mode. Please
finalize DVD in DVD
mode.
This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button when
the power switch is set to “HDD”. Set the power switch to “DVD”,
and then finalize the disc.
Cannot read DVD.
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 145 for troubleshooting.
11, 40
CANNOT RECORD
PHOTOS
• This message will appear when the PHOTO/SELECT button is
pressed with the power switch set to “HDD” or “DVD”.
• No photo can be recorded on the HDD or disc in this DVD
video camera/recorder: Use a card to record photos.
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CANNOT RECORD
VIDEO
This message will appear when the REC button is pressed with
the power switch set to “SD”.
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
CARD ALMOST FULL
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108
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90
93
The DVD video camera/recorder can enter the sleep/restart
status only from the recording pause status. The following
conditions apply:
• No DVD is loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder but the
power switch is set to “DVD”.
• No card is loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder but the
power switch is set to “SD”.
• The HDD, disc or card has no remaining space.
• The HDD/disc is protected.
45
Remaining space is only enough to record less than 10 stills.
Delete unnecessary stills and try the card, or use another card.
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Reference
page
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.
27
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.
105
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.
28, 33
Card full.
Delete unnecessary stills and try the card, or use another card.
85, 157
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.
105
CHECK CARD
The inserted card cannot be used in this DVD video camera/
recorder: Use another card.
27
CHECK DVD
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.
27
27, 106
CHECK HDD
The HDD may have been destroyed. Also check to see whether
the HDD is write-protected.
106
Control Information
Error.
Mismatch may occur between the recorded image and scene
information.
Update the control information.
107
• Use another disc.
• See *3 and *4 on page 145.
COPY PROTECTED
Dubbing is not
complete.
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.
This message will appear when dubbing has failed.
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83, 84
DVD error has occurred. • Disc error occurred during finalizing, and finalizing failed.
Finalizing is not
Replace the disc.
complete.
• See *3 on page 145.
108
DVD error has occurred. • Has the disc been initialized on PC? Has initializing the disc on
Format the DVD 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 145.
105
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English
Cause & Troubleshooting
Message
English
Message
Cause & Troubleshooting
Reference
page
DVD 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.
11, 105
DVD error has occurred. Disc error could have occurred during editing of scenes.
Keep DVD inside &
Turn off the DVD video camera/recorder with the disc being used
restart.
in it, connect AC adapter/charger, and then power the DVD video
camera/recorder again. Repair of scenes will be tried.
28
DVD error has occurred.
Please keep DVD inside
and set power switch to
“DVD”.
33
This message will appear if disc error has occurred during
dubbing. Connect the AC adapter/charger to DVD video camera/
recorder, and set the power switch to “DVD”: Video file will be
repaired.
DVD error has occurred. This message will appear when disc error occurred during
Unfinalizing is not
unfinalization, and unfinalizing disc failed. Replace the disc.
complete.
DVD error has occurred. • Use another disc.
• See *3 and *4 on page 145.
109
11, 26
• 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.
105
DVD full. Cannot
execute.
This message will appear if the capacity of the scene selected is
larger than the free space on disc. Select another scene, or use
another DVD.
83
DVD 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 145.
114
Drive overheat. Please
retry later.
The temperature inside the DVD video camera/recorder is too
high, and writing to disc or reading from HDD or 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.
33
DVD-R* cannot dub the With a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, no video can be
scene recorded in STD recorded with a combination of movie quality “STD” and 16:9
mode and 16:9.
mode “On”. Replace the disc with a DVD-RAM or DVD-RW (VRmode) for dubbing.
85
* “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode),
“+RW” will appear when using a +RW.
DVD-R*, Different video
mode, 16:9 and 4:3
mode cannot exist
together.
With a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R, the movie quality mode and
16:9 mode cannot be changed in the middle of disc: Change the
movie to be dubbed or replace the disc with a DVD-RAM or DVDRW (VR-mode).
66
* “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode).
DVD-R*, 16:9 mode
cannot be changed,
when Video mode is
STD.
142
With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, 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.
66
DVD-R*, Input Source
cannot be changed.
Cause & Troubleshooting
Once a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R has been recorded in the
16:9 mode, the input source will not be changeable.
Reference
page
66
* “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode).
DVD-R*, Video mode
and 16:9 mode cannot
be changed.
With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R, the movie quality mode and
16:9 mode once used for recording cannot be changed.
DVD-RAM, Finalize is
not required.
This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a
DVD-RAM loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder. No
finalization is necessary for a DVD-RAM.
108
END OF CARD
No more recording on this card can be done: Delete unnecessary
stills or use another card.
85, 157
Error occurred. Please
format HDD.
An error occurred with the HDD for which repair is being tried.
Initialize the HDD: But note that initializing the HDD will delete all
data stored on the HDD.
105
Error occurred. Please
replace DVD or format
DVD.
• Abnormality has occurred with the DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW
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 145.
105
Error occurred. Please
replace DVD.
An abnormality occurred with a DVD-R to be repaired. Replace
the disc.
—
66
* “DVD-RW (VF)” will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode).
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.
HDD/DVD ALMOST
FULL
The remaining free space of HDD/disc is less than one minute for
video: Delete unwanted scenes, or use another disc.
HDD full.
Cannot execute.
Delete unwanted scenes.
HDD/DVD has no data.
This message will appear when an attempt is made to execute
playback or editing on Disc Navigation with no scene recorded.
HDD/DVD has no
PlayList.
Switching of play list was selected with no play list stored.
HDD/DVD includes
protected scenes.
Delete scenes?
The disc may be software protected from a device other than this
DVD video camera/recorder. To release this case, use a device
that has executed software-protect.
HDD/DVD is full.
The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be
Cannot add control info. entered, so the control information for generating thumbnails
cannot be added.
Combine several scenes or delete them.
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85
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99
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85, 87
HDD error has
occurred.
Initialize the HDD before using the DVD video camera/recorder.
Initializing the HDD will delete all data recorded on it.
105
HDD error has
occurred.Format the
HDD now?
Did you interrupt formatting the HDD?
Choose “YES”, and then format the HDD.
Initializing the HDD will delete all data recorded on it.
105
HDD error has
occurred.Formatting is
not complete.
Did you interrupt formatting the HDD?
Press the RESET button to execute system reset.
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English
Message
English
Cause & Troubleshooting
Reference
page
HDD error has
occurred.Restart.
HDD error probably occurred during editing of video file.
Turn off this DVD video camera/recorder, and then connect the
AC adapter/charger to the DVD video camera/recorder to power it
again: The video file will be repaired.
28
NO DVD
This message may appear when the DVD video camera/recorder
or disc is moved from a cold place to a warm place.
Condensation has occurred on the camera/recorder lens or HDD/
DVD drive. Do not remove the disc; leave the DVD video camera/
recorder turned off in a place as dry as possible for 1 – 2 hours.
7
The disc has not been inserted.
Insert it.
40
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 145.
40
Message
Is the disc surface/bottom reversed?
Check the surface/bottom of disc, and reinsert it correctly.
40, 41
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.
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.
98
• This will appear when scenes are to be deleted.
• When a play list exists on HDD or disc, an attempt to delete
scenes in program will display this message. (This message
will not appear if you deselect scenes from play list.)
85
Scene No.xxx is too
This message will appear during all scene dubbing if the data
large. Please divide this size of the scene to be dubbed is larger than the free space on
scene before dubbing. one disc (approx. 1.4 GB, approx. 30 minutes in FINE mode).
Divide the scene, and then dub it.
83
Same scenes on Play
List will be deleted.
Delete scenes?
101, 102
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.
98, 102
Scenes over limit.
Cannot divide scene.
The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be
entered.
Delete several scenes.
98, 102
Stop processing
The C 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 scene from which
If the power switch is set to “HDD”, scenes with different VIDEO
Video mode/Wide mode Modes/16:9 modes cannot be combined.
differs cannot combine.
The temperature of
HDD is outside the
operating temperature
range. Turn off power.
144
This message will appear if the temperature of the HDD in this
DVD video camera/recorder is outside the operating temperature
range. Recording on a disc may be possible even if this message
is displayed.
87
5, 155
Cause & Troubleshooting
This DVD cannot be
used. Please replace
DVD.
A disc that cannot be used on this DVD video camera/recorder
has been loaded. Check the type of disc.
This DVD 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.
This DVD is recorded by This DVD video camera/recorder can use only discs recorded on
the PAL system. Please the NTSC system. A disc recorded on the PAL system cannot be
replace DVD.
used on this DVD video camera/recorder.
UNFORMAT DVD
Reference
page
27
108
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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.
105
See *2 on this page.
11
UNFORMAT HDD
The HDD may not be initialized, or it may be destroyed.
Use AC adapter/
charger.
No dubbing, HDD deletion, or disc finalization is possible with a
battery: Use the AC adapter/charger.
—
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.
28
Write protected.
Check card.
A card with the erase prevention switch locked is inserted: Unlock
the switch.
27
Write protected.
Check HDD/DVD.
The HDD or disc is write-protected. Use the Disc Navigation
menu to release the protection.
106
28, 83, 107,
108
*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.
• 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 that has not been finalized into any DVD recorder: The disc may be
unusable.
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English
Message
English
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 50 – 86ºF (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.
29
Has the battery been unused for a long time?
Remove the battery, and then reattach it.
• If the battery does not charge after you try the above four
procedures, it may be dead: Purchase a new battery.
Battery weakens fast.
The CHARGE indicator
on AC adapter/charger
is blinking.
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.
31
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.
32
Is the ambient temperature too low or too high?
Charge the battery in environment where the temperature is 50 – 86ºF
(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.
29, 30
Power turns off immediately Is battery charged?
after being turned on.
Charge it.
When power is turned
on, the LCD screen will
turn on and off.
29
The ACCESS/PC
indicator is blinking,
even though nothing is
displayed on LCD
monitor screen.
Power goes off
unexpectedly.
146
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 “HDD”, “DVD” or “SD”. You can also specify “Power
Save: Off” to stop automatic power off.
36
Is the DVD video camera/recorder set to the sleep/restart status?
If 30 minutes or more has elapsed with the DVD video camera/
recorder in the sleep/restart status, it will automatically turn off.
Set the power switch to “OFF”, and then power the DVD video
camera/recorder again.
45
Cause and Correction
Power cannot be turned Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger once, and then press the
off.
RESET button of DVD video camera/recorder: Reattach a power
supply to DVD video camera/recorder before turning it on again.
Even if the DVD video
camera/recorder is off,
opening the cover will
cause the ACCESS/PC
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.
Reference
page
28, 30, 153
41
During recording
Symptom
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
Pressing the REC
button will not start
recording.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Recording starts but
stops immediately.
Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?
Clean the disc. If there is still no improvement, replace the disc.
11
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.
115
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.
—
Is input image copy-guarded?
Is a finalized disc in the DVD video camera/recorder?
Is proper type of disc inserted?
Is power switch set to match the recording medium?
Is the HDD or disc write-protected?
Does HDD or disc have remaining recording space?
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108
No photo can be
recorded
•
•
•
•
Is proper type of card inserted?
Is power switch set to "SD"?
Is the card locked?
Does the card have remaining free space?
27, 33, 106
LCD screen is hard to
see.
Has brightness of LCD screen been adjusted?
Stop recording and adjust the brightness.
38
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.
34
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.
—
Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject?
Focus manually.
56
Does manual focus icon appear?
The DVD video camera/recorder is set to manual focus. Focus
the subject manually, or release manual focus.
55
Is the diopter control correctly adjusted if you are using the
viewfinder as a monitor?
Adjust the diopter control.
34
In cases other than the above, set the power switch to “OFF”, and
then set it to “HDD”, “DVD” or “SD” again.
33
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English
Symptom
English
Symptom
An error message for
repair appears.
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
Perform repair following the instructions on screen.
Repair is possible when the DVD video camera/recorder is powered
by the AC adapter/charger. If you are using the HDD and have
detected an error in part of video file, a battery can also be used for
repair (except when the remaining battery level indicator is blinking).
It will take from a few minutes to several hours for repair. If you
wish to start recording immediately, remove the disc, and then
insert another disc: The removed disc can later be repaired by
connecting the AC adapter/charger.
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Cause and Correction
Reference
page
During playback
Symptom
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.
74
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)”.
113
Is the DVD video camera/recorder connected to TV correctly?
Check the connections.
112
Playback picture is
Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?
momentarily interrupted. Clean the disc.
Poor playback picture.
11
11
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.
68
No sound.
Is the TV volume control set correctly?
Adjust TV volume control, and be sure to adjust the volume on
TV.
113
Disc Navigation
thumbnails do not
appear.
148
Was the image recorded from AV input/output jack with
interference?
Record image with no noise or disturbance.
—
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.
Al l scenes
1/ 6
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PLAY
*
PHOTO
SELECT
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
Reference
page
The DVD video camera/recorder is not turned on.
Check the power supply.
33
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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—
—
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English
Symptom
English
Symptom
Transfer of images
stops.
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
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.
—
Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?
Clean the disc.
11
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 ImageMixer 3.
Make sure that your PC display adapter (video card) conforms to
DirectX®9.0c.
Movies are not
recognized by
application in PC.
Make sure the power switch of this DVD video camera/recorder is
set to “HDD” or “DVD”.
—
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33
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.
124
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.
135
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.
ImageMixer 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.
126
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
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
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.
35
Pressing the SLEEP/
RESTART button will
not set to the sleep/
restart standby status.
•
•
•
•
45
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.
79, 85
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.
Is the power switch set to “HDD” or “SD”?
Set the power switch to “DVD” or “OFF”, and then press the DISC
EJECT button.
28, 29, 33
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.
24
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.
24
Is there battery in the remote control?
Also check the polarities of battery. The battery could be dead:
Try replacing it.
23
Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered?
Turn it on.
33
DVD video camera/
recorder cannot be
operated from remote
control.
Is the proper disc or card loaded?
Does the HDD, disc or card have remaining free space?
Is the DVD video camera/recorder now playing back?
Is Disc Navigation screen displayed?
28, 29
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English
Miscellaneous
English
Symptom
Disc cover cannot be
closed.
Operating sound is
heard cyclically.
Cause and Correction
Is disc correctly inserted?
Was disc inserted from wrong direction?
Remove the disc and then reinsert it.
Reference
page
40
Connect a fully charged battery or AC adapter/charger, and then
turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
28, 30
This sound is heard because the disc is cyclically operated and
does not indicate a fault.
—
Some vibrations are felt These vibrations or sound are caused by HDD/disc drive: This
or slight sound is heard does not indicate a fault.
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.
8, 40
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 the DVD video camera/recorder set to the sleep/restart
status?
Press the SLEEP/RESTART button to release the sleep/restart
status.
34, 45
• 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?
Press the SLEEP/RESTART button to release the sleep/restart
status.
45, 88, 123
No image appears on
the LCD screen or in
the viewfinder.
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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
button for several seconds.
Note:
• Do not press the reset button with undue force.
• Before pressing the RESET button, be sure to
remove the disc from the DVD video camera/
recorder: Pressing the RESET button with a disc
loaded may erase the scenes recorded on the
disc.
All settings will be reset.
●List of setting items
Item
Camera Functions
Setup
Auto
White Bal.
Auto
p. 61
ElS
On
p. 63
Dig.Zoom
40×*1
p. 53
MIC.Filter
Off
p. 63
Auto
p. 59
Record Functions Setup VIDEO Mode
p. 60
FINE
p. 64
FINE
p. 67
16:9
On
p. 65
Input Source*2
CAMERA
p. 67
PHOTO Input*2
Field
p. 68
Self Timer
Off
p. 68
OSD Output
On
p. 69
Quality
LCD/EVF Setup
Setting
method
Program AE
Flash*2
Date Setup
Default
HDD protection
On
p. 69
Date Set
1/1/2006 12:00 AM
p. 35
Date Mode
M/D/Y
p. 35
LCD Brightness
p. 38
EVF Brightness
p. 38
Color Level
p. 39
EVF Display
Auto
p. 39
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System Reset
English
Item
Initial Setup
Default
Setting
method
Beep
On
Power Save
Off
p. 36
p. 36
Record LED
On
p. 37
Language
English
p. 36
Demo Mode
Auto
p. 37
*1 “100x” will appear on DZ-HS300A.
*2 Not displayed on DZ-HS300A.
• Some items will not appear depending on the disc or card inserted.
Major Specifications
CCD
DZ-HS303A:
1/3-inch interlaced
DZ-HS300A:
1/6-inch interlaced
Total number of pixels
DZ-HS303A
approx. 3,310,000
DZ-HS300A
approx. 680,000
Number of effective pixels
DZ-HS303A
Movie: approx. 2,180,000
Movie: approx. 1,640,000 (in wide mode)
Still:
DZ-HS300A
Still:
Lens
approx. 3,050,000
Movie: approx. 340,000
approx. 340,000
DZ-HS303A:
F1.8 – 3.0
f = 1/4” – 2-3/8” (6.1 – 61 mm)
Filter diameter: 1-7/16” (37 mm)
Thread pitch: 0.75 mm
DZ-HS300A:
F1.8 – 3.2
f = 1/16” – 2-3/16” (2.2 – 55 mm)
Filter diameter: 1-5/16” (34 mm)
Thread pitch: 0.5 mm
Focus
Auto/Manual
Zoom
Optical 10× (DZ-HS303A),
Optical 25× (DZ-HS300A),
40× – 500× (DZ-HS303A), 100×–1200× (DZ-HS300A) with digital
zoom added, 40× (DZ-HS303A), 100× (DZ-HS300A) for still
Required minimum illumination
0.3 lx in Low Light mode
Viewfinder
0.2-inch color TFT (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-HS300A)
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (a plug-in power type microphone cannot be
used)
Capacity of built-in HDD
Approx. 8 GB
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Movie (with sound)
Still (with SD memory card)
Maximum
recordable
time
HDD
Approx. 110 minutes (XTRA)
Approx. 180 minutes (FINE)
Approx. 360 minutes (STD)
DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/
DVD-R/+RW
(per side)
Approx. 18 minutes (XTRA)
Approx. 30 minutes (FINE)
Approx. 60 minutes (STD)
SD memory card
(when using 32 MB
card)
DZ-HS303A
Maximum
number of
recordable
stills
English
Recording mode
approx. 18 (in FINE mode)
DZ-HS300A
approx. 180 (in FINE mode)
External input
(DZ-HS303A)
approx. 180 (in FINE mode)
Varies depending on the recording quality and the type of card
(p. 157).
Recording
format
DVD-RAM/DVD-RW
(VR-mode)
Movie:
Conforming to DVD video recording (DVD-VR) format
(Dolby Digital)
DVD-RW (VF-mode)/ Movie:
DVD-R
Conforming to DVD video format (Dolby Digital)
+RW
Movie: DVD+RW video format (Dolby Digital)
Card
Still:
Conforming to JPEG (DZ-HS303A: 2,016×1,512 pixels, DZ-HS300A:
640×480 pixels, External input (DZ-HS303A): 640 × 480 pixels)
standard
Audio playback format
MPEG Audio layer 2, linear PCM, Dolby Digital
Recordable discs
8 cm DVD-RAM (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 (conforming to DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0)
8 cm +RW (conforming to +RW Ver. 1.2)
Only discs not packed in Round DVD Holder or cartridge.
Recordable card
SD memory card
Jacks
Video/audio input/output × 1 (DZ-HS303A), Video/audio output × 1
(DZ-HS303A),
External microphone input ×1 (not equipped with DZ-HS300A),
PC connection terminal (connected to PC USB port) ×1
Battery system
Lithium-ion
Power consumption
When recording with LCD monitor off (DVD-RAM used)
DZ-HS303A
DZ-HS300A
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
approx. 5.1W (in FINE mode)
approx. 3.2W (in FINE mode)
DZ-HS303A:
approx. 2-5/8” × 3-5/8” × 5-3/8” (66 × 92 × 136 mm)
(excluding hand strap)
DZ-HS300A:
approx. 2-3/8” × 3-9/16” × 5-5/16” (61 × 90 × 135 mm)
(excluding hand strap)
Operating temperature (humidity)
32 – 104ºF (0 – 40ºC) (less than 80%)
32 – 86ºF (0 – 30ºC) when connected to PC
Storage temperature
-4 – 140ºF (-20 – 60ºC)
Allowable operating altitude (when
using HDD)
3000 m or less
Weight
DZ-HS303A
approx. 485 g (without battery or disc)
DZ-HS300A
approx. 435 g (without battery or disc)
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Total weight when recording
Provided accessories
DZ-HS303A
approx. 560 g
DZ-HS300A
approx. 490 g
AC adapter/charger,
Battery,
AV/S input/output cable (DZ-HS300A is provided with AV/S output
cable),
Infrared remote control (not provided with DZ-HS300A), Lithium
battery for remote control (not provided with DZ-HS300A),
Lens cap, Lens cap string, Shoulder strap, Power cable,
DC power cord, Software CD-ROM, PC connection cable,
Disc cleaning cloth
STORAGE CAPACITY OF HDD/DVD/CARD
Recordable Time On HDD
Recording quality
Movie recordable time
Application
Approx. 110 min *1
Best quality
FINE
Approx. 180 min *2
High quality
STD
Approx. 360 min *3
Standard quality
XTRA
Recordable Time On Disc
Movie recordable time on one disc (on single side) (when recording only movies)
Recording quality
Movie recordable time
Application
XTRA
Approx. 18 min *1
Best quality
FINE
Approx. 30 min *2
High quality
STD
Approx. 60 min *3
Standard quality
*1:
Variable bit recording (recording of more than 110 minutes on HDD or more than 18 minutes on disc may be
possible because the transfer rate varies automatically between approx. 3 - 10 Mbps)
*2: Fixed bit rate: Approx. 6 Mbps
*3: Fixed bit rate: Approx. 3 Mbps
Note:
• If you record in XTRA mode at high temperatures, the DVD video camera/recorder will heat up and the maximum
transfer rate will be limited to approx. 6 Mbps, so the best quality will not be obtainable.
Maximum Number of Scenes that an Be Recorded/Dubbed on One Disc
DVD
Maximum number of scenes
DVD-RAM/DVD-RW
999
DVD-R
930
+RW
254
Maximum Number of Programmes that Can Be Recorded/Dubbed on One Disc
DVD
156
Maximum number of programs
DVD-RAM/DVD-RW
99
+RW
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English
RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD
For DZ-HS303A
Recording
quality
Capacity
32 MB
64 MB
128MB
256 MB
512 MB
FINE
Approx. 18
Approx. 38
Approx. 75
Approx. 150
Approx. 300
Approx. 600
1 GB
NORM
Approx. 24
Approx. 50
Approx. 100
Approx. 200
Approx. 400
Approx. 800
ECO
Approx. 37
Approx. 75
Approx. 150
Approx. 300
Approx. 600
Approx. 1,200
For DZ-HS300A
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
Approx. 6,000
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
With external input (DZ-HS303A)
Recording
quality
Capacity
32 MB
64 MB
128MB
FINE
Approx. 180
Approx. 380
Approx. 750
Approx. 1,500
256 MB
Approx. 3,000
512 MB
Approx. 6,000
1 GB
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)
Size And Quality Of Photos
The following table shows the file size and quality of one still (JPEG) recorded on card:
File size
Quality
DZ-HS303A
DZ-HS300A
Application
External input
(DZ-HS303A)
FINE
Approx. 1,600 KB
Approx. 160 KB
Approx. 160 KB
When image quality is prioritized
NORM
Approx. 1,200 KB
Approx. 120 KB
Approx. 120 KB
Standard quality
ECO
Approx. 800 KB
Approx. 80 KB
Approx. 80 KB
When number of stills is prioritized
(quality will be slightly inferior)
The quality mode can be chosen when recording stills on card (p. 67).
Note:
• No still can be recorded on HDD/DVD.
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with FCC Rules for Electromagnetic Compatibility
Products:
Models:
Trade Name:
DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER
DZ-HS303A/DZ-HS300A
HITACHI
This device complies with part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Responsible Party: HITACHI AMERICA, LTD.
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900 Hitachi Way
Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556 U.S.A
Tel: 619-591-5200
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Numerics
16:9 ................................................................ 65
8 cm bare disc .................................................. 26
A
AC adapter/charger ........................................... 28
ACCESS/PC indicator ....................................... 43
Add (edit) ....................................................... 101
All programs ..................................................... 95
Auto (program AE) ............................................ 60
Autofocus ........................................................ 55
AV input/output jack ......................................... 112
B
Backlight correction ........................................... 57
Battery
Attaching to DVD video camera/recorder ...... 30
Charging .................................................. 29
Recordable time on DVD video camera/
recorder ................................................ 31
Removing from DVD video camera/
recorder ................................................ 30
Setting Up ................................................ 29
BATTERY EJECT button .................................... 30
Black & White fade ............................................ 88
Brightness ....................................................... 38
C
Camera Functions Setup ................................... 52
Capacity ........................................................ 106
Card
Available .................................................. 27
Capacity ........................................ 106, 157
Format ................................................... 105
Handling .................................................. 27
Quality ..................................................... 67
Category ....................................................... 110
CHARGE indicator ............................................ 29
Cleaning .......................................................... 10
Color Level ...................................................... 39
Connecting to TV ............................................ 112
Copy ............................................................... 91
Create ............................................................. 98
D
Date and time ................................................... 35
Date setup ....................................................... 35
Defaults ........................................................... 37
Delete (edit) ................................................... 102
Delete (play list) .............................................. 104
Delete (scene) .......................................... 85, 101
Detail (scene) ................................................... 94
Dig. Zoom ........................................................ 53
Diopter control .................................................. 34
Disc
Available .................................................. 26
Finalize .................................................. 108
Format ................................................... 105
Handling .................................................. 10
Protection .............................................. 106
Update Control Info. ................................. 107
DISC EJECT button .......................................... 40
Display
Information LCD ........................................ 46
Scenes information .................................... 94
Viewfinder ................................................ 34
Divide .............................................................. 86
Dubbing
Dubbing from HDD to disc .......................... 83
Dubbing from/to other video devices .......... 115
DUBBING button .............................................. 83
DVD player ..................................................... 114
DVD-R ............................................................. 26
DVD-RAM ........................................................ 26
DVD recorder ................................................. 114
DVD-RW .......................................................... 26
E
Edit (play List) ................................................ 100
EIS ................................................................. 63
EXPOSURE button ........................................... 57
Exposure control ............................................... 57
External microphone jack ................................... 70
F
Fade ............................................................... 88
FIELD (PHOTO Input) ........................................ 68
FINALIZE button ............................................. 108
Finalize DVD .................................................. 108
FINE (VIDEO Mode) .......................................... 64
FOCUS button .................................................. 55
Format .......................................................... 105
FRAME (PHOTO Input) ...................................... 68
Frame advance/Frame back ............................... 75
Full Auto .......................................................... 58
FULL AUTO button ............................................ 58
Full Menu ......................................................... 51
G
Go To (during playback) ..................................... 77
Go To (on Disc Navigation) ............................... 105
H
Hand strap ....................................................... 22
HDD
Format ................................................... 105
Protection .............................................. 106
Howling ......................................................... 112
I
Information display mode ................................... 46
Infrared receiver ................................................ 24
Initial Setup ...................................................... 36
Input Source .................................................... 67
L
Language ........................................................ 36
Laser pickup block ............................................ 40
Lens cap .......................................................... 23
Lens cap string attachment hole .......................... 23
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Index
English
Linear PCM ....................................................155
Lock ................................................................92
LOCK switch .....................................................43
Low Light (Program AE) .....................................61
M
Manual Focus ...................................................55
MENU button ....................................................51
MIC.Filter .........................................................63
Move .............................................................103
O
Optical 10× zoom lens ........................................53
Optical 25x zoom lens ........................................53
OSD Output ......................................................69
P
PHOTO capture ................................................75
PHOTO Input ....................................................68
PHOTO/SELECT button ...............................44, 79
Play (play list) ...................................................99
Play (program) ..................................................96
Play list ............................................................98
Add scenes .............................................100
Add scenes (submenu) .............................101
Create ......................................................98
Delete ....................................................104
Delete scenes .........................................101
Delete scenes (submenu) .........................102
Move ......................................................103
Play .........................................................99
Select ......................................................99
Select scenes (submenu) ..........................102
Title .......................................................104
Portrait (Program AE) .........................................60
Power Save ......................................................36
Power switch .....................................................33
Program ...........................................................95
Play .........................................................96
Select ......................................................95
Title .........................................................96
Program AE ......................................................60
Protect ...........................................................106
Q
Quality (Card) ...................................................67
Quick Menu ......................................................51
QUICK MENU button .........................................51
R
Record button ...................................................43
Recording indicator ............................................37
Remote control .................................................23
Repeat Play ....................................................110
Reset
settings ....................................................37
system ...................................................153
RESET button .................................................153
+RW ................................................................26
S
Sand & Snow (Program AE) ................................60
Scene
Combine ...................................................87
160
Delete ......................................................85
Detail .......................................................94
Divide ......................................................86
Fade ........................................................88
Move ................................................87, 103
Select ......................................................93
Skip .........................................................89
Searching for image ...........................................75
Select (play list) .................................................99
Select (program) ................................................95
Select (Scene) ..................................................79
Self Timer .........................................................68
Shoulder Strap ..................................................22
Skip (Scene) .....................................................89
Skip playback ....................................................76
Slide Show .....................................................111
Sports (Program AE) ..........................................60
Spotlight (Program AE) .......................................60
STD (VIDEO Mode) ...........................................64
Submenu .........................................................86
T
Tele-conversion lens ..........................................54
Thumbnail ........................................................72
Title (play list) ..................................................104
Title (program) ..................................................96
TV type ..........................................................111
U
Update Control Info. .........................................107
V
Video flash .......................................................59
VIDEO Mode ....................................................64
FINE ........................................................64
STD .........................................................64
XTRA .......................................................64
Video selector ...........................................66, 116
W
White Bal. .........................................................61
White fade ........................................................88
Wide conversion lens .........................................54
Wipe fade .........................................................88
X
XTRA (VIDEO Mode) .........................................64
Z
Zoom lever .......................................................53
This Agreement will take effect at the moment you open the package of the storage device (CD-ROM) provided
with this product, if you agree to the terms herein.
If you do not accept the terms of this Agreement, immediately return the unopened package of storage medium
and enclosed materials (printed matter, external package, and all others) to your dealer, or return only the package
of storage medium to your dealer.
Consult your dealer for any refund on the unused product. However, if only the package of storage medium is
returned, no refund is possible.
This License Agreement certifies that you were granted license in the past.
License Agreement
■ Grant of License
• Hitachi, Ltd. nonexclusively grants you the right to install this program in one computer and use it, but this right
cannot be transferred to a third party.
• You can duplicate one copy of this program in a form readable on computer, but only for the purpose of backup,
and under the condition that the display concerning the copyright remains in the original status.
■ Prohibition
• This program may not be used on network. If you wish to use it for multiple computers on network, you must
obtain the right of use for each computer from Pixela Corporation.
• You may not let any third party use this program by granting reuse, transfer, lease, lending, etc.
• You may not modify, alter, decompile or deassemble all, or any part, of this program or its accessories. And you
may not allow any third party do so.
■ Termination of Agreement
If you duplicate this program and its accessories without permission, or fail to comply with the above granting
conditions, this agreement will automatically be terminated. In addition, Pixela Corporation may take legal action.
When the agreement is terminated, you will be obliged to discard this program, its accessories and all duplicates, or
return them to Pixela Corporation.
■ Guarantee and Immunity
This program and its accessories shall not, explicitly or implicitly, conform to the merchantability or compatibility
for your specific purpose of use. Pixela Corporation does not guarantee that the functions of this program will meet
your needs or this program will be free from interruption or error during its operation.
Under no circumstances will Pixela Corporation accept any responsibility for any direct or indirect losses or
damages you may incur from using this program or activities relating to its use, or for any conflict occurring
between you and a third party originating from, or relevant to, use of this program.
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Be sure to read the following before opening
the package of CD-ROM
Warranty Limitations
Important Notice:
The Limited Warranty provided by Hitachi does
not cover:
A. Cabinet (exterior finish items), Battery
packs, Accessories, Lens Cleanings, Head
Cleanings, DVD Disc Damage, Video Tape
Damage, or Software Modifications.
B. Any defect, malfunction, or failure caused
by or resulting from improper service,
maintenance, repair, use of DVD Cleaning
Disks, use of Video Cleaning Cassettes,
software, or from abuse, neglect, accident
or any other cause beyond the control of
Hitachi.
C. Unpacking, set-up or installation,
adjustment of customer operated controls,
user instruction.
D. Any product with Serial Numbers altered or
removed.
E. New products purchased or service
performed outside of the continental United
States or its possessions.
F. Product used for a commercial or industrial
purpose.
Retain your sales receipt for warranty purposes.
Please complete the section below for your records
as it may be needed in the event of loss.
Attach your sales receipt to this card.
DVD, VCR, Camcorder Products,
AC Adapter Charger
Limited Warranty Registration
(for your records)
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NO PERSON, AGENT, DISTRIBUTOR, DEALER, SERVICE
FACILITY, OR COMPANY IS AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE,
MODIFY, OR AMEND THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY IN ANY MANNER OR FASHION WHATSOEVER,
EXCEPT AND TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY, HITACHI MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTY
REGARDING THIS HITACHI PRODUCT. FURTHER, ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES RELATING TO ANY PORTION OF THIS
PRODUCT, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO 90 DAYS FOR LABOR AND ONE
YEAR FOR PARTS, THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE
EXPRESS WARRANTY CONTAINED ABOVE. HITACHI SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER OR TO ANY OTHER
PERSON FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFIT OF PRODUCT RESULTING
FROM ANY DEFECT IN OR MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF
THIS HITACHI PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS,
OR THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS
AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
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Model No.
Serial No.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
City
State
Zip
HITACHI
HITACHI
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Home Electronics Division
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DVD Products
VCR Products
CAMCORDER Products
AC ADAPTER CHARGER
LIMITED WARRANTY
Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division
(“Hitachi,”) warrants this component in duration as
stated below:
• 90 DAYS LABOR (Carry-in)
• 1 YEAR PARTS (Except Battery)
For information concerning repairs, operation,
technical assistance or for referral to the location of
your nearest Authorized Service Facility or Parts
Distributor, call: 1-800-HITACHI (1-800-448-2244)
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Conditions of
Hitachi Limited Warranty
These Hitachi Products are warranted to be free
of defects in parts and workmanship at the time of
purchase by the original owner. If this product is
found to be defective, Hitachi will repair or
replace defective parts at no charge to the
original owner. Parts used for replacement are
warranted for the remainder of the original Limited
Warranty period. For 90 days from the date of
original purchase, Hitachi will provide labor for the
repair or replacement of defective parts without
charge, subject to the following conditions:
1. Owner must provide verification of the date of
purchase when requesting Limited Warranty
Service. (Dated Sales Receipt Required)
2. All repairs must be performed by a Hitachi
Authorized Service Facility.
3. This warranty is valid only in the U.S.A.
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HITACHI AMERICA, LTD.
HOME ELECTRONICS DIVISION
900 Hitachi Way
Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556
Tel: 1-800-HITACHI
REGISTER YOUR HITACHI PRODUCT
ON-LINE AT HITACHI.COM/TV
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REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT ON-LINE AT
HITACHI.COM/TV
OR MAIL IN TO ADDRESS ON THIS CARD.
HITACHI
“In order to allow Hitachi to better serve customer needs, please
complete this card and return it to Hitachi America, Ltd., Home
Electronics Division. Completion of this card is not required in order
to validate your Hitachi limited warranty, but would assist us in
developing better services and programs for our customers.”
(Please print or type)
Model No.
Serial No.
Date of purchase
Customer Name
Customer Address
City
(
Phone No.
State
Zip
State
Zip
)
Dealer name
Dealer address
City
Register your product on-line at hitachi.com/tv
or mail this portion to the following address
Attn:Warranty Department
Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division
900 Hitachi Way
Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556
VIDEO PRODUCT
PRODUIT VIDÉO
YOUR
VOTRE
WARRANTY
GARANTIE
HITACHI CANADA LTD
DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION
1-2495 Meadowpine Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6C3 CANADA
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This warranty will not apply to product purchased outside of
Canada OR sold by any organization other than HITACHI CANADA LTD
AVIS IMPORTANT: Notre garantie ne couvre pas les produits achetés à l’extérieur du
Canada OU vendus par toute organisation autre que HITACHI CANADA LTD
IMPORTANT
REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT ON-LINE AT:
WWW.HITACHI.CA
IMPORTANT
ENREGISTREZ VOTRE PRODUIT EN-LIGNE À:
WWW. HITACHI.CA
“In order to allow Hitachi to better serve our customers’ needs, please
complete this card and return it to Hitachi Canada Ltd. Completion of this
card is not required in order to validate your Hitachi limited warranty, but
would assist us in developing better services and programs for our
customers.” (Please print or type)
«Afin de permettre à Hitachi de mieux répondre aux besoins de la clientèle,
veuillez remplir cette carte et la retourner à Hitachi Canada Ltd. Il n’est pas
nécessaire de remplir cette carte pour valider vorte garantie limitée Hitachi;
toutefois, elle nous aide à améliorer les services et programmes offerts à
nos clients.» (En caractères d’imprimerie S.V.P.)
Model No. / N° de modèle
Serial No. / N° de série
Date of purchase / Date d’achat
Customer’s first and last name / Prénom et nom du client
Customer’s address - PO Box No. / Adresse ou casier postal du client
City / Ville
Province
Postal Code / Code postal
Telephone No. / N° de téléphone
Dealer’s name / Nom du marchand
City / Ville
Dealer’s address / Adresse du marchand
Province
Postal Code / Code postal
What are the two most important factors that influenced your purchase decision?
Quels sont les deux facteurs les plus importants qui ont influencé votre décision d’achat?
How did you hear about this Hitachi, VIDEO PRODUCT?
Comment avous-vous pris connaissance des PRODUITS VIDÉO de Hitachi?
What other VIDEO PRODUCTS brands did you consider before selecting Hitachi?
Quelle autre marque de PRODUITS VIDÉO avez-vous envisagé d’acquérir avant d’opter pour Hitachi?
Register your
product on-line at
Hitachi.ca or mail
to the address on
this card.
Enregistrez votre
produit en ligne à
Hitachi.ca ou par
la poste à
l’adresse indiquée
sur cette carte.
ATT:WARRANTY DEPARTMENT
HITACHI CANADA LTD.
1-2495 MEADOWPINE Blvd.,
MISSISSAUGA ON L5N 6C3
DVDCAM PC Software Support Center
URL http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/
Support Center phone numbers for software provided:
Números de teléfono del Centro de soporte para el software suministrado:
Numéros de téléphone de l’Assistance Clientèle pour le logiciel fourni :
PIXELA CORPORATION
+1-800-458-4029 (Toll-free)
+1-213-341-0163
URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/hitachi/e/index.html
HITACHI AMERICA, LTD.
HOME ELECTRONICS DIVISION
HITACHI CANADA LTD.
DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION
900 Hitachi Way
Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556
Service Hotline: 1-800-HITACHI
(1-800-448-2244)
1-2495 Meadowpine Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6C3
CANADA
Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI
(1-800-448-2244)
http://www.hitachi.ca
Hitachi, Ltd. Japan
This manual was printed
with soy based ink.
Printed on recycled paper
QR68132 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 2006
Printed in Japan OR-K(I)
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