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Instruction Manual
DZ-MV550A
DZ-MV580A
DZ-MV550A
DZ-MV580A
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)
2495 Meadowpine Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6C3
CANADA
Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI
(1-800-448-2244)
English
DVDCAM PC Software Support Center
URL http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/
Thank you for buying a Hitachi product. Please take time to become familiar with the manual and how it
is set up. Keep it handy for future reference.
Be sure to read page 187 before unpacking the provided CD-ROM.
The illustration of DZ-MV550A is shown on the front cover of this instruction
manual. The method for operating the DZ-MV550A is the same as that for
This manual was printed
DZ-MV580A.
with soy based ink.
Printed on recycled paper
QR35303 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 2004
Printed in Japan OS-H(I)
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-ACS1).
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.
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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.
Warning: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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.
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Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows® 98, Windows® 98 Second Edition, 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.
IBM® and PC/AT® are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Other company names and product names listed are trademarks or brand names belonging to each
individual company.
SD logo is a trademark.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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. Please read it carefully before operating your video product and keep it in a handy
place for future reference.
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INSTALLATION
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Read and Follow Instructions — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before the
video product is operated. Follow all operating and
use instructions.
Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of
the video product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the
video product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar
surface. This video product should never be placed
near or over a radiator or heat register. This video
product should not be placed in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation
is provided or the video product manufacturer's
instructions have been followed.
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Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
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Heed Warnings — Comply with all warnings on the
video product and in the operating instructions.
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Power Sources — This video product should be
operated only from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your video dealer
or local power company. For video products intended
to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
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Overloading — Do not
overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric
shock. Overloaded AC outlets
and extension cords are
dangerous, and so are frayed
power cables, damaged or
cracked wire insulation and
broken plugs. They may result in a shock or fire
hazard. Periodically examine the cord and have it
replaced by your service technician if appearance
indicates damage or deteriorated insulation.
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mito
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MOMO
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momogatoiredemizubitashi
yohsinarish
nurie
kawaii koneko
cat book
Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the appliance.
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Attachments — Do not use attachments unless
recommended by the video product manufacturer as
they may cause hazards.
Caution: Maintain electrical safety. Powerline operated
equipment or accessories connected to this unit should
bear the UL listing mark or CSA certification mark on the
accessory itself and should not have been modified so as
to defeat the safety features. This will help avoid any
potential hazard from electric shock or fire. If in doubt,
contact qualified service personnel.
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Water and Moisture — Do not use this video product
near water — for example, near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement,
or near a swimming pool, and the like.
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Accessories — Do not place this video product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
video product may fall, causing serious injury to a
child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance.
Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
video product. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
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An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the appliance
and cart combination to overturn.
Power Lines — An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can
fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing
an outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching or approaching such
power lines or circuits as contact with them might be
fatal. Installing an outdoor antenna can be hazardous
and should be left to a professional antenna installer.
Cleaning — Unplug this video product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
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Object and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of
any kind into this video product through openings as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never
spill liquid of any kind on the video product.
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Conditions Requiring Service — Unplug this video
product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following
conditions.
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the video product.
c. If the video product has been exposed to rain or
water.
d. If the video product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the video product to its normal operation.
e. If the video product has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the video product exhibits a distinct change
in performance — this indicates a need for service.
Lightning — For added protection for this video
product during a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable-system. This will prevent damage to
the video product due to lightning and power-line
surges.
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Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are
required, have the service technician verify that the
replacements he uses have the same safety
characteristics as the original parts. Use of
replacements specified by the video product
manufacturer can prevent fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
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Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this video product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks recommended
by the manufacturer to determine that the video
product is in safe operating condition.
20
Heat — The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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Servicing — Do not attempt to service this video
product yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
USE
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SERVICE
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Disposal of these materials be regulated due to
environmental considerations. For the disposal
or recycling information, please contact your
local authorities or the Electronics Industries
Alliance : “www.eiae.org.”
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Cautions When Using
Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with care:
• The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do not press its surface with force, hit it or prick it with a
sharp object.
• If you push the LCD surface, unevenness in display may occur. If unevenness does not disappear soon,
turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
• Do not place the DVD video camera/recorder with the open LCD screen down.
• Close the LCD monitor when not using the DVD video camera/recorder.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) and viewfinder:
• The LCD screen and viewfinder are the products of highly precise technology. Among the total number
of pixels (approx. 120,000 pixels for LCD monitor and approx. 110,000 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.
• Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder on 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.
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Heat on surface of product:
• The surface of the DVD video camera/recorder will be slightly warm, but this does not indicate a fault.
Screen on connected TV:
• Never leave the disc navigation screen, still image or camera image displayed on your TV to which the
DVD video camera/recorder is connected: Doing so could result in displayed image retention or
phosphor degradation of TV screen.
Be careful of ambient temperature:
• Using the DVD video camera/recorder in a place where the temperature is over 104ºF (40°C) or under
32ºF (0°C) will result in abnormal recording/playback.
• Take care that the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder, when connected to PC does not
rise excessively (reference for usage: approx. 30 minutes at about 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 near a radio
wave tower or electric appliances, noise could enter video and audio that are being recorded. During
playback of normally recorded video and audio, noise may also be present in picture and sound.
At worst the DVD video camera/recorder could malfunction.
Do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to soot or steam:
• Thick soot or steam could damage the DVD video camera/recorder case or cause malfunctions.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near corrosive gas:
• If the DVD video camera/recorder is used in a place where there is dense exhaust gas generated by
gasoline or diesel engines, or corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulfide, the external or internal terminals
could corrode, disabling normal operation, or the battery connecting terminals could corrode, so that
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.
• Insecticide entering the DVD video camera/recorder could dirty the lens in laser pickup block, and
in such a case the DVD video camera/recorder might not operate normally. Turn the DVD video
camera/recorder off and cover it with vinyl sheet, etc. before using insecticide.
Do not use a generally available 8 cm CD lens cleaner:
• Cleaning the lens is not necessary when using this DVD video camera/recorder in the usual way.
• Using 8 cm CD lens cleaner could cause this DVD video camera/recorder to be faulty.
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Do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to insecticide:
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 the DVD video camera/recorder for a long continuous period of time, the
temperature of DVD video camera/recorder could exceed a limit and the recording/playback
operation could be slowed down: In this case, turn it off and wait for a while before using it again.
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
CARD
ACCESS
indicator
ACCESS/PC
indicator
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 165).
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.
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Cautions When Storing
Do not leave the DVD video camera/recorder in a place where the temperature is very
high for a long period of time:
• The temperature inside a closed vehicle or trunk can become very high in a hot season. If you leave the
DVD video camera/recorder in such a place, it could malfunction or the case could be damaged. Also,
do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to direct sunlight or place it near a heater.
Do not store the DVD video camera/recorder in a place where the humidity is high or
in a dusty place:
• Dust entering the DVD video camera/recorder could cause malfunctions. If the humidity is high, the
lens could be moldy, and the DVD video camera/recorder could become inoperable. It is
recommended that you put the DVD video camera/recorder with desiccant in a box when storing it
in a closet, etc.
Do not store the DVD video camera/recorder in a place subject to strong magnetism
or intense vibrations:
• This could cause malfunctions.
Detach the battery from the DVD video camera/recorder and store it in a cool place:
• Leaving the battery attached or storing it at high temperature could shorten its life.
Suggestions and Restrictions
Make a trial recording:
• Always make a trial recording before doing actual recording to make sure that recording is normal. The
data that have not been stored normally because of a defect in the DVD video camera/recorder cannot
be restored.
It is recommended that you use DVD-RAM disc from which recorded contents can be deleted for trial
recording.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder for professional applications:
• This DVD video camera/recorder is designed and produced for home-use recording and playback.
The recorded contents cannot be compensated for:
Copyright:
• Data recorded on the disc or card in this DVD video camera/recorder using other digital/analog
media or devices are protected by the copyright act and cannot be used without permission of the
owner of copyright, except for personal enjoyment. Be aware that recording is restricted for some
demonstrations, performances and exhibitions, even for personal enjoyment.
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• 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.
Read This First
To guide you, we've included following six 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 “Advanced Techniques” explains
settings on this DVD video camera/recorder for
more advanced usage.
• The section on “Disc Navigation” explains
editing with Disc Navigation: Refer to this
section when finalizing DVD-R disc and
initializing DVD-RAM disc.
• The section on “Connecting to PC” explains the
contents of provided CD-ROM and how to
install the software included.
• “Subsidiary Information” includes an
introduction to products sold separately, proper
cleaning, 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 (this page).
• A detailed table of contents directing you to
specific information quickly (see page 13-15).
Get to know your DVD video camera/recorder by
using this manual, and get to know Hitachi. We
appreciate your business.
Quick Index
Available Discs................................................. 25
Recording Movie .............................................. 49
Playing Back .................................................... 58
Connecting to a TV .......................................... 77
Functions Available with Disc Navigation....... 109
Connecting to PC........................................... 140
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. The following text describes the operation assuming that
the viewfinder is used as a major monitor device.
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/cancel 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.
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● 1, 2 and 3 marks beside headings
Some functions of this DVD video camera/recorder are unavailable with disc or card used. Refer to the
marks at right above each function to identify whether the disc or card is compatible with the function.
Refer to these marks and identify the functions and operation to match the disc or card you use.
●Illustrations in this manual
Although the external appearances of DZ-MV550A and DZ-MV580A are different, the method of
operating both models is identical.
The illustrations of DZ-MV580A are used for the explanation in this text.
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Introduction
●You can start recording immediately after stopping playback (P.49, 58)
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.
Recorded scenes
If you stop playback midway and start recording, overwrite will not occur.
●You can immediately play back desired recorded scenes (P.107)
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).
●You can easily print without PC (P.120)
Use DPOF to set the photos to be printed and the print number among the photos recorded on SD
memory card or MultiMediaCard: This is useful when printing photos on a printer conforming to SD
memory card or when asking a photo lab to print them.
●Use Disc Navigation to create your original movie (P.126)
You can delete unnecessary scenes, move any scenes, etc., and create your original movie work (Play
List).
Before editing
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After editing
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●You can easily edit scenes, which is
quite difficult with tape (P.86)
Using this DVD video camera/recorder, you can
collect scenes of your child, for example, on play
list of Disc Navigation function and create an
original movie: Then simply play back the play list
and dub it on VCR. It is also easy to make any
number of identical tapes.
Up to now, you had to
repeatedly press
buttons
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With DVD, you can simply
play back this DVD video
camera/recorder, and
press the record button on
VCR.
●Create original DVDs on PC (P.152)
You can use a DVD-R disc to create an original
DVD, using the provided software CD-ROM.
The created DVD disc can be played back on DVD
player, DVD-ROM drive, etc.
Original DVD being
created
Playback of DVD
Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ...........................4
Cautions When Using ........................................6
Cautions When Storing ......................................9
Suggestions and Restrictions.............................9
Read This First.................................................10
About This Manual ...........................................10
Introduction ......................................................11
Table of Contents.............................................13
Checking Provided Accessories.......................16
Names of Parts ................................................17
Try to Record and Play Back using Disc
(Video and Photo)..........................................21
Try to Record and Play Back using Card
(Photo)...........................................................23
Discs and Cards...............................................25
AVAILABLE DISCS ............................................. 25
INFORMATION ON DVD-R DISC ....................... 26
EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE
USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO
CAMERA/RECORDER:.................................... 26
HANDLING DISCS .............................................. 27
AVAILABLE CARDS............................................ 28
Storage Capacity on Disc or Card....................29
RECORDABLE TIME OF MOVIE (VIDEO) ......... 29
RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON DISC .... 29
RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD... 30
SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS...................... 30
Setups
Setting Up the DVD Video Camera/
Recorder........................................................31
HOLDING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/
RECORDER ..................................................... 31
ATTACHING SHOULDER STRAP ...................... 32
ATTACHING LENS CAP ..................................... 32
INSERTING BATTERY INTO REMOTE
CONTROL ........................................................ 33
REMOVING BATTERY FROM REMOTE
CONTROL ........................................................ 33
VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH
VIEWFINDER ................................................... 34
VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR
SCREEN........................................................... 35
CLOSING LCD MONITOR .................................. 36
SETTING DATE AND TIME ................................ 37
CHANGING DISPLAY FORMAT OF DATE
AND TIME......................................................... 38
Setting Up the Battery ......................................39
CHARGING BATTERY ........................................39
ATTACHING BATTERY TO DVD VIDEO
CAMERA/RECORDER .....................................40
REMOVING BATTERY........................................40
BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR ......42
EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY ..........................42
USING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER
WITH AC ADAPTER/CHARGER......................43
Inserting and Removing Disc .......................... 44
INSERTING DISC................................................44
REMOVING DISC................................................46
Inserting and Removing Card.......................... 47
Basic Techniques
Basic Handling of DVD Video Camera/
Recorder ....................................................... 48
TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/
RECORDER ON AND OFF ..............................48
Recording Movie ............................................. 49
Recording Stills ............................................... 50
Compensating for Backlight ............................ 51
On-Screen Information .................................... 52
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING
RECORDING ....................................................52
Zooming .......................................................... 56
MACRO RECORDING ........................................57
RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER
WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO EFFECT .......57
Playing Back.................................................... 58
PLAYING BACK ..................................................58
PLAYBACK FROM START OF DISC OR
CARD................................................................59
SEARCH PLAYBACK OF MOVIE .......................59
FRAME ADVANCE/FRAME BACK/SLOW
PLAYBACK OF MOVIE ....................................59
SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE ..............................60
PLAYING BACK STILLS .....................................60
JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO)........61
On-Screen Information Display ....................... 62
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING
PLAYBACK .......................................................62
Checking Flow of Quick Mode......................... 63
Camera Functions
FLOW OF QUICK MODE WHEN RECORDING
MOVIE: .............................................................64
FLOW OF QUICK MODE WHEN RECORDING
PHOTO (DISC): ................................................65
FLOW OF QUICK MODE WHEN RECORDING
PHOTO (CARD):...............................................66
Disc Navigation Functions
FLOW OF QUICK MODE
(WITH DVD-RAM DISC): ..................................68
FLOW OF QUICK MODE
(WITH DVD-R DISC): .......................................69
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Important Information ........................................2
For Your Safety .................................................2
Precautions .......................................................2
FLOW OF QUICK MODE (WITH CARD): ........... 70
Manually Focusing Subject.............................. 71
SETTING COLOR DENSITY OF LCD
SCREEN (COLOR LEVEL) ............................ 101
FOCUSING DURING RECORDING ................... 71
Initial Settings ................................................ 102
Adjusting Brightness of Image to be recorded
(Exposure)..................................................... 73
Using Full Auto Function.................................. 74
Setting Video Flash (for DZ-MV580A) ............. 75
SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR
OFF (BEEP).................................................... 102
TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER
OFF AUTOMATICALLY (POWER SAVE) ...... 102
TURNING RECORD LED ON OR OFF
(RECORD LED) .............................................. 103
CHANGING DISPLAY LANGUAGE
(LANGUAGE) ................................................. 103
RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO
DEFAULTS (RESET)...................................... 104
USING EXTERNAL MICROPHONE ................... 76
Viewing on TV Screen ..................................... 77
CONNECTING TO A TV ..................................... 77
VIEWING ON TV SCREEN ................................. 78
Playback on DVD Video Recorder/Player ....... 79
PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM DISC ....................... 79
PLAYING BACK DVD-R DISC ............................ 80
Removing and Replacing from/in Round DVD
Holder............................................................ 81
HOW TO REMOVE DISC.................................... 81
REPLACING DISC IN ROUND DVD HOLDER ... 82
WHEN THE HINGE OF ROUND DVD HOLDER
COMES OFF .................................................... 82
DISC CLEANING................................................. 82
Recording (Dubbing) Images........................... 83
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM
OTHER VIDEO DEVICE................................... 83
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM
OTHER VIDEO CAMERAS .............................. 85
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON
OTHER VIDEO DEVICES ................................ 86
Advanced Techniques
Checking Flow of Normal Display Mode.......... 87
Camera Functions
Setting Up Camera Functions.......................... 90
SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO MATCH
THE SUBJECT
(SWITCHING PROGRAM AE MODE).............. 90
ADJUSTING COLOR (WHITE BALANCE).......... 91
USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE
STABILIZER (EIS) ............................................ 93
REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING
RECORDING (MIC.FILTER) ............................ 93
SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE
(16:9 MODE)..................................................... 94
Setting Up Record Functions........................... 96
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SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY
(VIDEO MODE) ................................................ 96
SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE
(QUALITY) ........................................................ 97
RECEIVING IMAGE FROM ANOTHER DEVICE
(INPUT SOURCE) ............................................ 98
SWITCHING EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING
METHOD (PHOTO INPUT) .............................. 98
SELF-TIMER ....................................................... 99
SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT
ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT)......................... 100
LCD Setup ..................................................... 101
SETTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN
(BRIGHTNESS) .............................................. 101
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Disc Navigation
Using Disc Navigation.................................... 105
STARTING OR TERMINATING DISC
NAVIGATION.................................................. 105
PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION
SCREEN ......................................................... 107
SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES .................... 108
SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES
TOGETHER .................................................... 108
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC
NAVIGATION.................................................. 109
UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC
NAVIGATION MENU ...................................... 110
Scene............................................................. 111
DELETING SCENES (DELETE)........................ 111
CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS
(EDIT - THUMBNAIL) ..................................... 113
PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES
(EDIT - SKIP) .................................................. 114
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES
(EDIT - MOVE) ............................................... 114
DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY
(EDIT - FADE) ................................................ 115
COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES
(EDIT - COMBINE) ......................................... 116
DIVIDING MOVIES (EDIT - DIVIDE) ................. 117
COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM DISC TO
CARD (COPY) ................................................ 118
LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK) ............ 119
DESIGNATING SCENES TO BE PRINTED
(DPOF) ........................................................... 120
SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN
(SELECT) ....................................................... 121
DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU
SCREEN (DETAIL) ......................................... 122
Program ......................................................... 123
WHAT IS “PROGRAM”?.................................... 123
SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF
SPECIFIC DATE (SWITCH) ........................... 123
PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY) ................ 124
CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAM (TITLE)...... 124
Play List ......................................................... 126
WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”?..................................... 126
CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE) .......... 126
SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY
LIST (SWITCH)............................................... 127
PLAYING BACK A PLAY LIST (PLAY).............. 127
ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST
(EDITING PLAY LIST) .................................... 128
DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST
(EDITING PLAY LIST) .................................... 129
ADDING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR
EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) .................... 129
DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR
EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) .................... 130
SELECTING SCENES USING SUBMENU
FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)............ 130
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) ... 131
CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE)....... 132
DELETING PLAY LIST (DELETE)..................... 132
Go To .............................................................133
TOP (END) ........................................................ 133
Disc or Card Management .............................134
VERIFYING REMAINING FREE SPACE ON
DISC OR CARD (CAPACITY) ........................ 134
PROTECTING DISC FROM WRITING
(PROTECT DISC)........................................... 134
INITIALIZING DVD-RAM DISC OR CARD
(FORMAT DISC. FORMAT CARD) ................ 135
UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF
DVD-RAM DISC
(UPDATE CONTROL INFO.).......................... 136
FINALIZING DVD-R DISC (FINALIZE DISC) .... 137
Subsidiary Information
Introduction to Optional Accessories............. 157
CAMERA ACCESSORIES ................................157
POWER SUPPLY ..............................................157
INFORMATION ON SQUARE ADAPTER .........157
Cleaning ........................................................ 158
Changing Setting of Demonstration .............. 159
Terminology................................................... 160
No DVD Video Camera/Recorder Operation Check the Following: .................................. 163
Trouble Messages......................................... 165
Troubleshooting............................................. 172
System Reset ................................................ 181
Major Specifications ...................................... 182
To Order in the United States........................ 184
To Order in the Canada................................. 184
Index.............................................................. 185
Be sure to read the following before opening
the package of CD-ROM ............................ 187
Others ............................................................138
DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS
INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) .................. 138
PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY
(REPEAT PLAY)............................................. 138
SLIDE SHOW (CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK OF
STILLS)........................................................... 139
Connecting to PC
THE FOLLOWING ARE AVAILABLE WHEN
CONNECTING TO PC.................................... 140
Contents on Provided CD-ROM.....................142
Installing Software..........................................144
DISPLAYING INSTALLER SCREEN................. 144
INSTALLING USB DRIVER............................... 145
INSTALLING UDF DRIVER
(DVD-RAM DRIVER) ...................................... 146
INSTALLING DVD-MovieAlbumSE ................... 148
INSTALLING MyDVD ........................................ 150
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Creating DVD Video on PC from DVD-RAM
Disc Recorded on DVD Video Camera/
Recorder......................................................152
Uninstalling Software .....................................154
UNINSTALLING USB DRIVER.......................... 154
DELETING OTHER APPLICATIONS ................ 155
Cautions When Using DVD Video Camera/
Recorder by Connecting It to PC .................156
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Checking Provided Accessories
Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package:
Battery (model DZ-BP14S):
Portable power supply for this DVD video
camera/recorder. Charge it before use.
AC adapter/charger (model DZ-ACS1):
Used to power the DVD video camera/
recorder from AC outlet, or charge battery.
Power cable:
Infrared remote control
Connect between household AC outlet and (model DZ-RM3W):
AC adapter/charger.
Use to control the DVD video camera/
recorder from a distance.
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.
Lithium battery (model CR2025):
To power the remote control.
WARNING: Keep
this battery away
from children. If
swallowed, consult
a physician
immediately for
emergency
treatment.
AV/S input/output cable:
Shoulder strap:
Lens cap and lens cap string:
Used when viewing the picture played back Attach to the DVD video camera/recorder to Attach the lens cap when not recording, to
on the DVD video camera/recorder on TV
hang it from shoulder.
protect the lens.
screen, or input or output video from/to
another video device.
Single-sided 8 cm DVD-RAM disc (in
Software CD-ROM:
PC connection cable:
Round DVD Holder):
Use this CD-ROM when connecting the DVD Use this cable when connecting the DVD
To record videos (movies) and photos (stills) video camera/recorder to PC.
video camera/recorder to PC.
on this DVD video camera/recorder.
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Note:
The provided single-sided DVD-RAM disc is not generally available in shops: When purchasing a disc, order a 60minute double-sided disc (2.8GB, in Round DVD Holder).
ex. Maxell DVD-RAM Camcorder Disc 2.8GB Round Holder Type (item #567620)
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Names of Parts
5
9
6
7
8
10
13
A/V
1
2
3
4
MIC
11
12
BATTERY EJECT
(Bottom)
(Inside the cover)
2 Lens cap string attachment hole (P. 32)
8 Accessory shoe
Only for DZ-MV580A:
The optional video flash, etc. can be attached
here. (See the instruction manual of device to be
attached for details.)
9 External microphone jack (P. 76)
3 Recording indicator (P. 103)
The red indicator will light during recording.
10 AV input/output jack (P. 77, 83)
4 Stereo microphone (P. 76)
11 2.5" type liquid crystal display (inside)
(P. 35)
5 Optical 18× zoom lens (DZ-MV550A)
Optical 10x zoom lens (DZ-MV580A)
(P. 56)
6 Lens hood (P. 57)
Always remove this lens hood when using
generally available tele-conversion or wideconversion lens.
7 Zoom lever (P. 56)
Push the lever to the T side for telephoto, or to
the W side for wide-angle.
12 QUICK MODE switch (P. 63)
To switch the menu display on screen between
Advanced mode and Quick mode.
13 BATTERY EJECT switch (P. 40)
The BATTERY EJECT switch is located on the
bottom of this DVD video camera/recorder:
Slide it when removing the battery.
Although the external appearances of DZMV550A and DZ-MV580A are different, the
method of operating both models is identical.
DZ-MV580A illustrations are used in this
manual.
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1 Infrared receiver (P. 34)
When the remote control is used to operate the
DVD video camera/recorder, this receiver will
receive the infrared signal.
14
21
15
16
22
17
23
18
24
25
19
20
26
14 Viewfinder (P. 34)
19 CARD ACCESS indicator (P. 8, 50)
15 Diopter control (P. 34)
To adjust the focus of image appearing in the
viewfinder. (Pull out the viewfinder.)
20 Card insertion block (P. 47)
16 ACCESS/PC indicator (P. 8, 49, 50)
Will blink or light when the disc in DVD video
camera/recorder is accessed (write or read is
executed) or the DVD video camera/recorder
is connected to PC.
22 Record button (REC) (P. 49)
21 Battery attachment platform (P. 40)
23 Power switch (P. 48, 49, 50)
17 DISC EJECT button (P. 44)
Press down and release this button to open the
disc guide.
24 LOCK switch (P. 50)
It is recommended that you set the LOCK
switch to
(to the left) to prevent the power
switch in the “O VIDEO” position from
accidentally moving to “N PHOTO”.
18 Disc insertion block (P. 44)
25 Speaker (P. 58)
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26 Hand strap (P. 31)
18
27
34
28
29 30
35
36
27 FULL AUTO button (P. 74)
To switch the DVD video camera/recorder to
full automatic.
28 FOCUS button (P. 71)
To switch between manual focus and autofocus.
31
37
32
38
33
39
36 RESET button (P. 181)
To reset all settings to defaults (status when the
DVD video camera/recorder was shipped
from the factory)
37 PC connection terminal (TO PC)
38 Joystick (P. 37, 58, 87, 89)
29 EXPOSURE button (P. 73)
Press this button to adjust the exposure.
30 BLC (backlight compensation) button
(P. 51)
Press this button when subject is being lighted
from rear.
31 DISC NAVIGATION button (P. 105)
Move the joystick to select a scene or menu
item, and then press the center (A) to play
back the scene, pause it, or designate an option
of the menu.
32 SELECT button (P. 108)
33 MENU button (P. 37, 88, 111)
Press this button to display the menu for setting
camera functions and Disc Navigation.
39 Stop/cancel button (P. 10, 58, 105)
To end playback or cancel setting of menu.
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34 DISPLAY (Screen display) button (P. 62)
Press this button to display the details of image
being played back or camera setting status, or
switch the display off.
35 Volume control buttons (VOL)/ S R buttons
(P. 58, 71, 73)
To adjust the volume of sound from speaker,
etc.
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REC
DIGITAL
ZOOM
ZOOM
40
46
41
T
W
42
47
43
48
49
50
DISC
NAVIGATION
DISPLAY
51
44
MENU SELECT DELETE
52
53
45
54
DZ-RM3W
40 REC button (P. 49, 50)
46 ZOOM T button (P. 56)
41 DIGITAL ZOOM button (P. 56)
47 ZOOM W button (P. 56)
42 Reverse skip button (P. 60)
48 Forward search button (P. 59)
43 Reverse search button (P. 59)
49 Play/pause button (P. 58)
44 DISC NAVIGATION button (P. 105)
50 Forward skip button (P. 60)
45 MENU button (P. 37, 90, 112)
51 DISPLAY button (P. 62)
52 Stop button (P. 10, 58, 107)
53 DELETE button (P. 111)
54 SELECT button (P. 108)
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* The buttons on remote control will function the same as those on DVD video camera/recorder.
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Try to Record and Play Back using Disc
(Video and Photo)
Before You Begin
• It is recommended that you use a DVD-RAM disc for trial recording, since
you can delete the recorded contents (P. 25).
You can record both videos and photos on DVD-RAM disc; only videos on DVD-R disc.
1 Connect a power supply (P. 43).
Power cable
1
2
4
3
AC adapter/charger
DC power cord
2 Insert a disc (P. 44).
1Press down the DISC EJECT button once and
release it.
3Insert the disc, in Round DVD Holder, into
the disc guide properly until it stops, and then
close the cover of disc insertion block.
DISC EJECT button
DISC EJECT
Disc cover
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2Gently open the cover until it stops.
PUSH CLOSE
portion
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3 Start recording (P. 49).
1Open the LCD monitor (P. 35).
3Press the REC button.
Recording will start.
Pressing the REC button again will stop
recording (O VIDEO).
Pressing REC will enable you to record one
photo (N PHOTO).
2While holding the gray switch at the center of
power switch, set the switch to “O VIDEO” or
“N PHOTO”. (“O VIDEO” only for DVD-R
disc)
Note:
• When using an unformatted disc, format (initialize) it on this DVD video camera/recorder.
If unformatted disc is inserted into this DVD video camera/recorder, a message will appear: Format the disc
following the instructions on screen (P. 45, 135). Initializing the DVD-RAM disc will erase all the recorded
contents: Make sure the contents on disc are not valuable before initializing the disc.
• See Check 1 on P. 163 if recording is not possible with “O VIDEO”.
• See Check 2 on P. 163 if recording is not possible with “N PHOTO”.
4 View the playback of recorded content on LCD monitor screen (P. 35).
1After recording is finished, press the A
button.
The recorded scene will be played back.
2Press the C button to stop playback.
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3
Try to Record and Play Back using Card (Photo)
Only photos can be recorded on card.
1 Connect a power supply (P. 43).
Power cable
1
2
4
3
DC power cord
AC adapter/charger
2 Insert a card (P. 47).
1Open the cover of card insertion block with
power turned off.
3Insert the card all the way until it locks, and
then close the cover of card insertion block.
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2Put in a card.
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3 Start recording (P. 50).
1Open the LCD monitor (P. 35).
3Press the REC button.
Pressing REC once will record one photo.
2While holding the gray switch at the center of
power switch, set the switch to “PPHOTO”.
Note:
See Check 2 on P. 163 if recording is not possible with “N PHOTO”.
4 View the playback of recorded content on LCD monitor screen (P. 35).
1Press the A button in recording pause
status: The recorded scene will be played
back.
2Press the C button to stop playback.
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Discs and Cards
The following table lists the storage media (discs and cards) that can be used on this DVD video camera/
recorder and the functions which are available with them:
Media
Function
SD memory card/
MultiMediaCard
DVD-RAM disc
DVD-R disc
Recording movie
∴
∴
×
Recording still
∴
×
∴
Deleting recorded image
∴
×
∴
Editing on this DVD video
camera/recorder
∴
×
∴
Playback on DVD player
×*1
∴*2
×
Playback on DVD video
recorder
∴*3
∴*2
×*4
∴: Functions available; ×: Not available
*1: Can be played back on DVD players with the
mark.
*2: Must be finalized (see “Terminology”, P. 160) on this DVD video camera/recorder before DVD-R disc can be played
back on DVD player or DVD video recorder (see page 137). May not be playable on some DVD players or DVD video
recorders.
*3: Cannot be played back on a DVD video recorder that does not conform to 8 cm DVD-RAM disc.
*4: There are DVD video recorders that are compatible with SD memory card or MultiMediaCard.
AVAILABLE DISCS
Usable discs and logos
Shape
DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1 (8 cm)
In Round DVD
Holder
DVD-R
[for General Ver. 2.0 (8 cm)]
• The Round DVD Holder cannot be used on the following
DVD video camera/recorders:
- DZ-MV100A
- DZ-MV230A/200A
- DZ-MV270A
- Other DVD video camera/recorders that use square
type adapters.
• See page 26 for information on DVD-R disc.
Note:
• It is recommended that you use Hitachi Maxell discs,
since their compatibility with this DVD video camera/
recorder has been confirmed. Using a disc other than
those made by Hitachi Maxell may not allow the DVD
video camera/recorder to deliver optimum performance.
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This DVD video camera/recorder uses 8 cm DVDRAM discs and 8 cm DVD-R discs for camcorder
use.
Discs removed from Round DVD Holder cannot
be used on this DVD video camera/recorder: Use
them only in the holder. Do not insert a bare disc
removed from the holder into the DVD video
camera/recorder: It will not be removable.
INFORMATION ON DVD-R DISC
You cannot record a still on DVD-R disc, or delete
any recorded images or data.
For optimum recording on DVD-R disc, this DVD
video camera/recorder writes control data to the
disc in order to automatically make adjustments
when it is inserted and ejected accompanying
recording. If the disc has no area to be written for
adjustment, recording may not be possible. To
prevent this, do not insert or eject a DVD-R disc
accompanying recording more than 100 times.
●Finalizing DVD-R disc
Before using the 8 cm DVD-R disc provided on this
DVD video camera/recorder on a DVD player or
DVD video recorder that is compatible with 8 cm
DVD-R disc, the disc must be finalized on this
DVD video camera/recorder. For the finalizing
procedure of 8 cm DVD-R disc, refer to “Finalizing
DVD-R Disc (finalize disc)” (P. 137).
Note:
• When using an unformatted DVD-R disc, it is necessary
to format it on this DVD video camera/recorder (see
page 45).
• Do not insert a DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder but not finalized, into a recordable
device, such as a DVD video recorder: The recorded
data may be damaged.
• DVD-R discs edited and finalized on PC or those
finalized on another DVD video recorder may not be
playable on this DVD video camera/recorder, depending
on the editing software used or recorded status of DVDR disc.
EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO
CAMERA/RECORDER:
•
•
•
•
•
•
DVD-RAM (2.6 GB) Ver. 1.0
DVD-R (3.9 GB) Ver. 1.0
DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring Ver. 2.0
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
DVD+R
•
•
•
•
•
•
DVD-ROM
DVD-Video
CD-R
CD-RW
CD
LD
•
•
•
•
•
•
MO
MD
iD
Floppy disk
Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm
CD-ROM
Note:
Discs recorded on PC or DVD video recorder may not be playable on this DVD video camera/recorder: If so, message
“This disc cannot be used.” will appear. Also, blue thumbnails will appear (Fig. 1* on page 27), or normal playback will
not be possible.
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HANDLING DISCS
DVD-RAM and DVD-R discs are very delicate
recording media. Carefully read the following
cautions and observe them:
• When using disc on this DVD video camera/
recorder, be sure to keep it in Round DVD
Holder.
• Always use a brand new disc when recording
important material.
• Be sure not to touch the disc
exposed portion, and be
careful that no dirt adheres to
it.
• If there is dust, scratch, dirt
Do not touch
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 Pr og r ams
0 01/ 006
display* (Fig.1)
− Disc cannot correctly
be recognized
− Disc cannot be
RAM
PLAY
initialized
− Delay between video
Fig. 1
*
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.
• When recording images,
A l l Pr ogr ams
001 / 002
the DVD video camera/
recorder may avoid the
portions of disc where
recording is not possible,
RAM
PLAY
due to dust, scratches, etc.
[It will pause m at such a (Recording one scene
may produce multiple
portion and
thumbnails.)
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.
●Storing discs
• When storing disc, insert it in Round DVD
Holder into plastic case.
• 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
− While there is heat from a heater, etc.
Note:
• See page 82 when cleaning the removed disc.
• See page 81 for how to handle disc removed from Round
DVD Holder.
• See page 81 for how to set the disc removed from Round
DVD Holder or another disc correctly in Round DVD
Holder.
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●Using discs
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AVAILABLE CARDS
●Common cautions for disc and card
SD memory card
and MultiMediaCard
can be used on this
DVD video camera/
recorder.
●Handling card
• Do not use cards other than
the designated ones.
• Be sure to use a brand new
Card when recording vital
images.
• Do not touch the card
terminal or allow it to touch
metal.
Terminal
• 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 on SD
memory card is locked, no recording, deletion or
editing will be possible on the card.
Erasure prevention
switch
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Locked status
• 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 card may
be damaged or lost:
− Do not remove the 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
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.
Storage Capacity on Disc or Card
RECORDABLE TIME OF MOVIE (VIDEO)
The recordable time will vary depending on the video recording quality: See page 96 for the setting of
video recording quality.
Movie recordable time on one disc (on single side) (when recording only movies)
Recording quality
Disc used
DVD-RAM
DVD-R
Application
XTRA
Approx. 18 min *1
No recording possible
Very high quality
FINE
Approx. 30 min *2
Approx. 30 min *2
High quality
Approx. 60 min *3
Approx. 60 min *3
Standard quality
No recording possible
Approx. 30 min
Audio quality prioritized
STD
LPCM
*4
*1:Variable bit recording (recording of more than 18 minutes 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
*4:Linear PCM recording (see “Terminology”, P. 160) (If your DVD player does not conform to MPEG audio player 2,
record in LPCM mode)
Note:
• Audio in XTRA, FINE or STD mode is recorded in the MPEG audio layer 2 format, which is the option standard of DVD
video standard.
• No movie can be recorded on SD memory card or MultiMediaCard.
• Although the movie quality mode can be changed midway for recordings on DVD-RAM disc, it cannot be changed
on DVD-R disc once the mode has been decided.
• If you record in XTRA mode at high temperatures, the DVD video camera/recorder will get hot and the maximum
transfer rate will be limited to approx. 6 Mbps.
• If a disc recorded is used at high temperatures, normal playback may be impossible: Turn the DVD video camera/
recorder off once, wait until the ambient temperature becomes lower, and then operate it again.
RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON DISC
●Number of recordable stills on one side of disc: Up to 999
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If the disc still has free space after recording 999 stills on it, movies can also be recorded on it.
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RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON
CARD
The number of recordable stills will vary
depending on the recording quality: See page 97
for the setting of recording quality.
SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS
The pixel size of stills (JPEG) that can be recorded
on this DVD video camera/recorder is as follows:
Setting
Model
Camera input
External input
DZ-MV550A
640 × 480 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
DZ-MV580A
1,280 × 960 pixels 640 × 480 pixels
For DZ-MV550A
Recording quality
Capacity
FINE
NORM
ECO
8 MB
Approx. 45
Approx. 95
Approx. 190
16 MB
Approx. 100
Approx. 200
Approx. 400
32 MB
Approx. 220
Approx. 440
Approx. 880
64 MB
Approx. 440
Approx. 880
Approx. 1,760
128MB
Approx. 880
Approx. 1,760
Approx. 3,520
256 MB
Approx. 1,760
Approx. 3,520
Approx. 7,040
512 MB
Approx. 3,520
Approx. 7,040
Approx. 14,080
The following table shows the file size and quality
of one still (JPEG) recorded on card:
Quality
Recording quality
FINE
NORM
8 MB
Approx. 8
Approx. 14
Approx. 20
ECO
16 MB
Approx. 22
Approx. 35
Approx. 50
32 MB
Approx. 50
Approx. 80
Approx. 110
64 MB
Approx. 100
Approx. 160
Approx. 220
128MB
Approx. 200
Approx. 320
Approx. 440
256 MB
Approx. 400
Approx. 640
Approx. 880
512 MB
Approx. 800
Approx. 1,280
Approx. 1,760
(The numbers of recordable stills above are only for
reference)
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Note:
• Cards used on other devices can be used on this DVD
video camera/recorder.
• No movie or music data recorded on card can be
checked, viewed or heard on this DVD video camera/
recorder. In addition, no such a data file can be displayed
on this DVD video camera/recorder.
• Use the remaining display function to check the
remaining free space on disc before use. See “Verifying
Remaining Free Space on Disc or Card (Capacity)” on
page 134.
• Some still data recorded on this DVD video camera/
recorder may not be playable on another device.
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Application
FINE
Approx.
128 KB
Approx.
512 KB
When image
quality is
prioritized
NORM
Approx.
64 KB
Approx.
384 KB
Standard quality
ECO
Approx.
32 KB
Approx.
256 KB
When number of
stills is prioritized
(quality will be
slightly inferior)
For DZ-MV580A
Capacity
File size
DZ-MV550A DZ-MV580A
Although still images are recorded on DVD-RAM
disc only in the FINE mode, the quality mode can
be chosen when recording stills on card. (P. 97)
The file size of a photo recorded on DVD-RAM
disc in “N PHOTO” status is equal to or larger
than that recorded on card using the FINE quality
in “P PHOTO”.
* JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group.
JPEG is one of the photo image compression
standards. It is widely used in digital still cameras
since JPEG files can be used on ordinary PC. When
this DVD video camera/recorder records on
DVD-RAM disc in “N PHOTO” status, a JPEG
photo will be recorded, along with a photo that
conforms to the DVD video recording (DVD-VR)
format which is used to be output to TV
(see “Terminology”, P. 160). Only JPEG photos
will be recorded on SD memory card.
Note:
• No still can be recorded on DVD-R disc.
• Since the file size is restricted in all quality modes when
recording photos on card (P PHOTO), the quality of
photos on card may be inferior to those recorded on
DVD-RAM disc (N PHOTO).
Setups
This section explains preparations for recording - setting up the DVD video camera/recorder and
battery.
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.
Caution:
Do not lift the DVD video camera/recorder by
holding the viewfinder or LCD monitor: If the
viewfinder or LCD monitor comes off, the DVD video
camera/recorder will fall.
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Note:
Do not adjust the hand strap while holding the DVD video
camera/recorder: Doing this could cause the DVD video
camera/recorder to fall and be damaged.
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ATTACHING SHOULDER STRAP
Be sure to pass through the 2 slots.
Pass the shoulder strap through
the shoulder strap attachments.
ATTACHING LENS CAP
1 Attach the shorter end of lens cap string to the
lens cap.
2 Attach the longer end of lens cap string to the
attachment hole of DVD video camera/
recorder.
Shorter end
Longer end
3 Push the both sides of cap inward and attach it
over the lens.
Push and fit
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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.
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INSERTING BATTERY INTO REMOTE CONTROL
Insert the provided lithium battery into remote control.
1 Slide the cover to remove it.
2 Insert the lithium battery with the positive R
terminal facing up.
3 Slide the cover to close it.
Note:
The life of lithium battery is approximately one year. If the
battery is discharged, no operation is possible with remote
control: Replace the battery.
Battery stopper
REMOVING BATTERY FROM REMOTE CONTROL
1 While pushing the battery stopper, slide the
battery out.
While pushing
battery stopper
Battery stopper
Note:
• Replace the battery with a Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
•
•
•
•
Panasonic, Sanyo, Toshiba CR2025, or Duracell
DL2025. 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.
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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.
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●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).
10˚
10˚
15˚
15˚
Infrared receiver
A
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.
VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH VIEWFINDER
1 Pull out the viewfinder.
2 Turn the diopter control knob to adjust the
Diopter control
focus to suit your eyesight.
Note:
• If no image appears in viewfinder, refer to “Check 6” on
page 164.
• If the LCD monitor is open approximately 90°, the
viewfinder will be off.
• Focusing will not be correct unless the viewfinder is
pulled out.
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Pull out the finder until a
click is heard.
Viewfinder
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.
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 90°, it can be tilted with
the screen down as much as 90°, and can also be
tilted with screen up and turned up to 180° so the
screen faces in the same direction as the lens.
90°
Hook your finger
(Bottom)
If the LCD monitor is turned 180° 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.
90˚
180˚
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Note:
• If no image appears on LCD monitor screen, refer to
“Check 7” on page 164.
• 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.
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CLOSING LCD MONITOR
Before closing the LCD monitor, be sure to reset it
at right angles to the DVD video camera/recorder.
Replace the LCD monitor on the DVD video
camera/recorder with the LCD screen facing
inward until a click is heard.
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Note:
• Be sure to return the LCD monitor at right angles to the
DVD video camera/recorder before closing it or
replacing it on the DVD video camera/recorder with its
screen facing outside. If the LCD monitor is tilted, it
cannot be closed to the DVD video camera/recorder.
• If the LCD monitor is not securely locked to the DVD
video camera/recorder, no image will appear in the
viewfinder.
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.
Tilt up/down and to left/
right to select, and then
press A to designate.
1 Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the joystick to choose
“Date Setup” and then
“Date Set”.
Se t u p
Auto
Auto
On
40x
Of f
Of f
RAM
Da t e Mode
Da t e Se t
RETURN
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Mode
Da t e Se t
9 / 3 0 / 2004
8 : 00AM
RAM
ENTER RETURN
Tilt the joystick up or
down to select the
number for current date/time, and then repeat
step 5 to set the current date and time.
Note:
To stop date/time setting midway, press the C button.
Da t e Se t u p
ENTER
4 Tilt the joystick to right.
right to select the digit
you want to set in
sequence.
1 / 1 / 2004
12: 00AM
RAM
Da t e Se t u p
The figure for the month
Da t e Mode
Da t e Se t
1 / 1 / 2004
will be selected.
12: 00AM
[The digit that is
RAM
ENTER RETURN
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.]
Note:
After setting the figure for the month, tilt the joystick to
right 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.
6 After setting the current
date and time, press the
A button.
The screen for verifying
the set date will appear.
Da t e Se t
9 / 3 0 / 2004 8 : 0 0AM
Da t e s e t u p?
YES
ENTER
NO
RAM
7 If the displayed date and time are correct, use
the joystick 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.
Note:
This DVD video camera/recorder incorporates a
rechargeable battery to store the date and time in memory.
If this built-in battery is exhausted, the date and time will
be reset. To prevent this, connect the AC adapter/charger
to DVD video camera/recorder every 3 months, and leave
them for at least 24 hours with the DVD video camera/
recorder turned off: The built-in battery will be charged.
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The menu screen will
appear.
Came r a F u nc t i on s
P r o g r am AE :
Wh i t e Ba l . :
EIS
:
D i g . Zo om :
M IC . F i l t e r :
16:9
:
ENTER RETURN
5 Tilt the joystick to left or
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. Associated with the selected date display, the time display format will also change as follows:
Date display format
Example of display
M/D/Y
5:00PM
9/30/2004
D/M/Y
17:00
30/9/2004
Y/M/D
PM5:00
2004/9/30
1 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the joystick to select
the desired date display
format, and then press
the A button.
The menu screen will appear.
2 Use the joystick to choose
“Date Mode” on the
“Date Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A buttom.
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Mode
Da t e Se t
ENTER
RETURN
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Mode
Da t e Se t
D/M/ Y
ENTER RETURN
The menu screen for
setting date will be
restored, and the “Date Mode” has been
changed as you designated.
M/D/ Y
D/M/ Y
Y / M/ D
RAM
RAM
The options will appear
on the right of “Date Mode”: The Z mark will be
attached to the currently selected option.
4 Press the MENU button to switch off the menu
screen.
Note:
If the date display format has been changed, the display
format during playback as well as during recording will
also be changed (see page 52).
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Setting Up the Battery
The DZ-BP14S battery provided with this DVD video camera/recorder 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-BP14SW (optional) 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-ACS1 AC adapter/charger to charge the battery: Using other chargers could cause electric
shock or fire.
• Charge the battery at temperatures of 50 - 86°F (10-30°C).
• 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.
3 Attach the battery to AC adapter/charger.
Note:
When charging a battery, unplug the DC power cord from
the DC output jack on AC adapter/charger.
1 Connect the power cable to AC adapter/
charger.
2 Plug the power cable into AC outlet.
The CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/
charger will light.
Battery
POWER
indicator
Power cable
CHARGE indicator
AC adapter/charger
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POWER and
CHARGE indicators
DC output terminal
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●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 172 when the CHARGE indicator blinks.
●Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx. 25°C):
Approx. 165 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 upward 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
must
face up.
REMOVING BATTERY
After using the DVD video camera/recorder, remove the battery from it.
1 Slide the BATTERY EJECT switch on the bottom
of DVD video camera/recorder, and hold it.
2 Slide the battery downward 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.
●Continuously recordable time with
fully charged battery (with no zoom
operation, etc.)
See the following table as a reference for how long
the DVD video camera/recorder can continuously
be used with a fully charged battery:
For DZ-MV550A
Video
quality
mode
XTRA*1
FINE
DVD-RAM disc
DVD-R disc
approx. 140 min
−
When using
approx. 120 min
LCD monitor
−
When using
viewfinder
When using
viewfinder
approx. 140 min approx. 135 min
When using
approx. 120 min approx. 115 min
LCD monitor
STD
When using
viewfinder
approx. 165 min approx. 160 min
When using
approx. 135 min approx. 130 min
LCD monitor
LPCM*2
When using
viewfinder
−
approx. 135 min
When using
LCD monitor
−
approx. 115 min
DVD-RAM disc
DVD-R disc
approx. 130 min
−
When using
approx. 110 min
LCD monitor
−
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 left 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.
●The time taken for charging the
battery is 165 minutes at 77ºF
(25ºC).
For DZ-MV580A
Video
quality
mode
XTRA*1
FINE
When using
viewfinder
When using
viewfinder
approx. 130 min approx. 125 min
When using
approx. 110 min approx. 105 min
LCD monitor
STD
When using
viewfinder
Note:
• See page 172 when charging is not possible.
• The charge time will vary depending on the battery
remaining level.
• During and after charging, 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 50°F to 86°F
(10°C to 30°C): Charging at temperatures other than this
range could damage the battery.
approx. 150 min approx. 145 min
LPCM*2
When using
viewfinder
−
approx. 125 min
When using
LCD monitor
−
approx. 105 min
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When using
approx. 125 min approx. 120 min
LCD monitor
*1 The XTRA mode can be set only when a DVD-RAM
disc is used. The time is only for reference: It will vary
depending on recording contents.
*2 LPCM mode can be set only when DVD-R disc is used.
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BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR
When the battery is used to power the DVD video camera/recorder, the battery remaining level appears
in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen as follows:
Fully charged
Nearly empty
(Blinks)
White portion shows remaining level
Note:
The remaining level indicator “w” may be displayed for an extended period, and “x” or “y” may be displayed
for a shorter period.
EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY
Charge battery immediately before using DVD
video camera/recorder:
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.
However, since the battery used for this DVD
video camera/recorder is free from the memory
effect, you do not need to completely discharge the
battery before charging 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.
Store in cool, dark place:
When you are not using the DVD video camera/
recorder, remove the battery and store it in a cool,
dark place. If you store it in a place where the
temperature is high, the battery life will be
shortened. Be especially sure not to store the
battery in an environment (in a closed vehicle)
over 140°F (60°C): Neglecting this could damage
the battery. Also, do not store the battery in a place
which is too cold, such as in a refrigerator: Doing
so could cause condensation when using the DVD
video camera/recorder with the battery.
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.
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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 102.
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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-ACS1) to power the DVD video camera/recorder. Using other AC
adapter/chargers could cause electric shock or result in fire.
Power cable
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
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battery attachment platform on DVD video
camera/recorder.
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Inserting and Removing Disc
INSERTING DISC
1 Press down the DISC EJECT button once and
release it.
Correct
orientation
Incorrect
orientation
A few moments after the ACCESS/PC
indicator blinks, the cover of disc insertion
block will open slightly.
2 Gently open the cover by hand until it stops.
3 Insert the disc, in Round DVD Holder, into the
disc guide until it stops.
Note that the recording/playback surface of
disc must face the inside of DVD video camera/
recorder. The orientation for inserting the disc
into the disc guide is also predetermined: Load
the disc correctly, referring to the figure below.
DISC EJECT
button
Incorrect orientation
4 Push the section marked “PUSH CLOSE” on
the cover of disc insertion block, to close the
cover.
5 Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on
(O VIDEO or N PHOTO).
Disc cover
When “DISC ACCESS” disappears, the DVD
video camera/recorder is ready for recording.
●Identifying recording/playback
sides of disc:
PUSH CLOSE
portion
• The disc exposed portion must face in the same
direction as the lens, as shown in figure.
• The recording/playback side must face the inside
(DVD video camera/recorder).
Single sided disc:
“SIDE A” mark
The recording/playback side
is opposite to the printed
label.
Double-sided disc:
The recording/playback side
of “SIDE A” is opposite to the
“SIDE A” marked side.
The recording/playback side The opposite side is
of “SIDE B” is the “SIDE A” the “SIDE A”
recording/playback
marked side.
side.
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Disc
guide
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●When using brand-new DVD-R disc
Recognition of the disc will
start.
The messages on the right
will appear in sequence by
pressing the A button
between messages.
When recording on
this DVD video
camera/recorder:
F o rma t D i s c
Disc is not formatted.
If it formats, it becomes
possible to use for camera.
NEXT
CANCEL
F o rma t D i s c
Howe ve r , when you r e c o r d
When final message
f r om PC connec t i on
“Format the disc now?”
terminal,
p l e a s e d o n o t f o rmat.
appears, choose “YES” and
NEXT
CANCEL
then press the A button.
The disc will be
automatically formatted.
When formatting is
complete, “DVD-R disc,
F o rma t D i s c
Video mode cannot be
changed” will appear (see
Format the disc now?
page 169): Press the A
YES
NO
button to erase the message.
ENTER
Once formatted, a DVD-R
disc can no longer be
changed to a disc for PC, even if it has not been
recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder.
Note:
See page 96 for movie quality mode.
When recording data from PC:
While the above messages are being displayed,
press the C button, or when message “Format the
disc now?” appears, choose “NO” and then press
the A 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”.
Note:
Do not initialize a disc on which you wish to record data
created using the application (MyDVD) of PC.
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Note:
• Disc cannot be inserted or removed unless a charged
battery or AC adapter/charger is connected to the DVD
video camera/recorder.
• If a discharged battery is used, the disc cannot be
inserted or removed: Connect a charged battery or AC
adapter/charger to the DVD video camera/recorder.
• See page 82 for how to set disc in Round DVD Holder.
• If there is some delay before recording starts, refer to
“Check 4” on page 163.
• The disc insertion orientation is predetermined: Forcibly
inserting a disc in wrong orientation could damage the
DVD video camera/recorder or Round DVD Holder of
disc.
• If the disc is not correctly inserted, the cover will not
close. Never try to forcibly close the cover: This could
cause damage. Reinsert the disc properly.
• 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/playback side facing the inside. See
“Trouble Messages” on page 165.
• 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
in Round DVD Holder and insert it again for continued
use.
REMOVING DISC
1 Set the power switch to
“POWER OFF” to turn the
DVD video camera/
recorder off.
2 Press down the DISC EJECT
button once and release it.
In a moment, the cover of
disc insertion block will
open slightly.
DISC EJECT
3 Gently open the cover until
it stops.
When the cover is fully
open, the disc will slightly
come out from the disc
guide, and stop.
4 Remove the disc.
Hold the top of Round
DVD Holder as shown in
the illustration and
gently pull it out.
Note:
Be careful not to touch the
disc exposed portion when
removing the disc.
When grasping the
holder, avoid the disc
exposed portion.
5 Gently push the section
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indicated “PUSH CLOSE”
on the cover of disc
insertion block, to close the
cover.
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Note:
• Even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on,
the disc can be removed unless it is in recording status.
Hold down the DISC EJECT button for approximately 2
seconds, and then release it to remove the disc. (The
DISC EJECT indicator on the LCD screen will blink.) It is
recommended that you turn the DVD video camera/
recorder off before inserting or removing disc to prevent
misoperation.
• 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 or
DVD-R disc into the disc insertion block: Doing so could
cause malfunctions.
• Set the power switch to “POWER OFF” to turn the DVD
video camera/recorder off.
• When inserting or removing the disc, be careful not to
touch the inside of DVD video camera/recorder
(especially, the lens of laser pickup (see “Terminology”,
P. 160)). Also, BE SURE NOT to look into the lens in laser
pickup: Doing so could damage your eyesight.
Inserting and Removing Card
1 Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off.
2 Open the cover of card
insertion block.
Removing Card:
Push the center of card
edge.
The card will come out
so that it can be held by
fingers.
3 Inserting Card:
Insert card with its
terminal inward until it
locks.
4 Close the cover of card
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insertion block.
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Basic Techniques
This section explains about recording of movies and still images, and also basic settings on DVD video
camera/recorder.
Basic Handling of DVD Video Camera/Recorder
TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER ON AND OFF
While holding down the gray button at the center
of power switch, set the switch according to each
recording function:
Set to “N PHOTO”:
To record still on DVDRAM disc
Set to “O VIDEO”:
To record movie on DVDRAM or DVD-R disc
Set to “OFF”:
The DVD video camera/
recorder will turn off.
Set to “P PHOTO”:
To record still on SD
memory card or
MultiMediaCard
Power ON status
During playback, set the power switch to “O
VIDEO” or “N PHOTO” when using disc, or set it
to “P PHOTO” when using card.
Turn the switch while holding down the gray
button at the center of switch.
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 (DVD-RAM). However, if you remove the disc,
replace it, or if the date changes after power is turned on,
it will take some time for the DVD video camera/recorder
to start because it must recognize the disc again (see
page 163).
• Once you have recorded on DVD-R disc and the disc is
left in DVD video camera/recorder, you can immediately
start recording when turning the DVD video camera/
recorder on next time (DVD-R disc).
• It will take some time for the DVD video camera/recorder
to display the Disc navigation screen after power is
turned on.
• If you turn the DVD video camera/recorder on, the
ACCESS indicator will light or blink to show that the DVD
video camera/recorder is recognizing the disc or card:
During this time, no operation, such as recording, can be
performed.
After several seconds, the ACCESS indicator will go
out, and operating the DVD video camera/recorder will
be possible.
If the ACCESS indicator does not go out, refer to “Check
4” on page 163.
CARD ACCESS
indicator
ACCESS/PC
indicator
• When the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on, the
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Power switch
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self-diagnosis function will work and a message may
appear. In this case, refer to “Trouble Messages” on
page 165 and take corrective action.
• While the ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit
or blinking, do not violently open or close the LCD
monitor.
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Recording Movie
• Insert a recordable DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc into this DVD video camera/
recorder.
• Sound is recorded from the stereo microphone on the
ACCESS/PC
Before You Begin
Pressing REC
once will start
recording;
pressing it
once again will
temporarily
stop recording.
indicator
•
•
•
Power switch
•
1 Turn the DVD camera/recorder on.
Set the power switch to “O VIDEO” to turn the
DVD video camera/recorder on.
After the ACCESS/PC indicator goes out,
perform the subsequent operation:
2 Check the subject on the screen (viewfinder or
LCD).
If using the viewfinder, pull it out.
3 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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
front of DVD video camera/recorder: Take care that this
microphone is not blocked.
You can press the REC button immediately after the
DVD video camera/recorder enters the recording pause
status, but no further recording can be made while
“DISC ACCESS” is being displayed.
Recording will restart after the message disappears.
Do not turn power off while message “DISC ACCESS” is
being displayed.
Take care that power is not interrupted while the
ACCESS/PC indicator is blinking.
The minimum recordable time of movie is approximately
3 seconds.
See page 103 for setting of Record LED (recording
indicator) On/Off.
For various functions available during recording, see
“Setting Up Camera Functions” on page 90.
Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that
cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect.
The power switch can be changed over even during
recording, but the operation will not be changed.
Each time the DVD video camera/recorder enters the
recording pause status, the counter display will be reset
to “0:00:00”.
When using DVD-R disc, do not perform the following, or
data on the disc may not be read:
- Using another device, doing additional recording on
DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD video camera/
recorder
- Using this DVD video camera/recorder, doing
additional recording on DVD-R disc recorded on
another device
- It is recommended that you set the LOCK switch to
(to the left) to prevent the power switch in the “O
VIDEO” position from accidentally moving to“N
PHOTO”.
4 When recording is finished, turn the DVD
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video camera/recorder off.
Note:
• See “Check 1” on page 163 when recording movie is not
possible.
• See “Check 4” on page 163 if it takes some time before
recording is possible.
• See “Check 5” on page 164 if the DVD video camera/
recorder does not operate.
• See page 52 for on-screen information display.
• It is recommended that you use DVD-RAM disc from
which recorded contents can be deleted.
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Recording Stills
Note:
Recording of still images is possible on DVD-RAM disc
and card.
CARD
ACCESS
indicator
ACCESS/PC
indicator
Power switch
1 Turn the DVD camera/recorder on.
When using DVD-RAM disc:
Set the power switch to “N PHOTO”.
When using card:
Set the power switch to “P PHOTO”.
After the ACCESS indicator goes out, perform
the subsequent operation:
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2 Check the subject on the screen (viewfinder or
LCD).
3 Press the REC button.
The DVD video camera/recorder
automatically focuses on the subject at the
center of screen (when auto focus is selected).
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 “DISC ACCESS” or “CARD
ACCESS” is being displayed, you cannot
proceed with the next recording.
4 Set the power switch to “POWER OFF” to turn
the DVD video camera/recorder off.
Turn power off only after message “DISC
ACCESS” disappears.
Note:
• See “SIZE AND QUALITY OF PHOTOS” on page 30 for
details of photos on card.
• See “Check 2” on page 163 if recording photos is not
possible.
• Shake of the DVD video camera/recorder may cause
blur in recorded image.
• When holding the DVD video camera/recorder for
recording, grasp it securely with both hands.
• When recording with higher zoom magnification, it is
recommended that you secure the DVD video camera/
recorder on a tripod.
• 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.
• With DZ-MV580A, the range of screen in which
recording is possible will be different for movie and still.
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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.
1 Press the BLC button during recording.
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
Backlight correction icon
FINE
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
The backlight correction icon will appear.
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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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On-Screen Information
Various types of information will appear in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen during recording.
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING RECORDING
See the next page for details.
e 2.
k 3.
n 4.
o 5.
m 6.
p 7. Microphone filter
Program AE
White balance
EIS
Manual Focus
Backlight compensation
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
16:9 mode
Video flash
Self-timer
External Input
Recording status
1. Recording mode
REC
L IN
0:00:00
1 0 REM 3 0 MIN
FULL AUTO
13. Zoom
Exposure correction
FULL AUTO indicator
Warning message
14. Disc/Card type
15. Movie
Recording quality
DISC ACCESS
FINE
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
The above screen is an example for explanation:
It is different from the actual display.
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Movie recording
time
16. Remaining space
on disc/card
17. Remaining
battery level
18. Brightness/Color
density of LCD
screen or Volume
Current date/time
1. Recording mode (P. 49, 50, 98)
BDC
BE
C
:
:
:
:
Movie
Still
External input still (field)
External input still (frame)
2. Program AE (only in movie recording mode)
(P.90)
No display:
b
:
c
:
d
:
e
:
f
:
9. Video flash*3 [when Video Flash (sold
separately) is attached] (only in still recording
mode) (P.75)
No display: Emits light automatically
Auto
Sports
Portrait
Spotlight
Sand & Snow
Low Light
3. White balance (P.91)
No display:
h
:
i
:
j
:
k
:
No display: 16:9 mode OFF
: 16:9 mode ON
Auto
Set
Outdoor
Indoor1
Indoor2
4. Electronic image stabilizer (EIS)*1 (P.93)
No display: EIS OFF
n
: EIS ON
5. Manual focus (P.71)
No display: Autofocus
o
: (display in English or German):
Manual focus
: (display in French or Italian):
Manual focus
: (display in Spanish): Manual focus
: Always emits light
: No light emission
10. Self-timer (only in still recording mode) (P.99)
No display: Self-timer OFF
q
: Self-timer ON (count is from 10
seconds)
11. External Input (P.98)
L IN
S IN*3
: AV input
: S-VIDEO input
12. Recording status
n
m
: During recording
: During recording pause
No display*4
13. Zoom (P.56)
W
(Digital Zoom: Off)
X
(Digital Zoom: 40×)
Y
(Digital Zoom: 500× (DZ-MV550A),
240× (DZ-MV580A), only in movie
recording mode)
6. Backlight compensation (P.51)
No display: Backlight compensation OFF
m
: Backlight compensation ON
7. Microphone filter (only in movie recording
mode) (P.93)
No display: Microphone filter OFF
p
: Microphone filter ON
14. Disc/Card type
I
K
J
M
N
O
P
:
:
:
:
DVD-RAM
DVD-R
DVD-RAM (write-protected)
DVD-R disc already finalized on this
DVD video camera/recorder
: DVD-R disc finalized on a device
other than this DVD video camera/
recorder
: SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard
: Locked SD memory card
No display*5
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G
N
8. 16:9 mode*2 (P.94)
15. Movie recording quality
16. Remaining space on disc/card*6
(only when using disc) (P.96)
XTRA
LPCM
FINE
STD
: Best quality (only when using DVDRAM disc)
: Best audio quality (only when using
DVD-R disc)
: High quality
: Standard quality
REM XX MIN*7 : Remaining recordable
minutes during movie
recording
REM XX*8
: Number of remaining
recordable still images during
still recording
17. Remaining battery level (P.42)
Still recording quality
(only when using card) (P.97)
FINE
NORM
ECO
: High quality
: Standard quality
: Number of recordable stills is
prioritized
w(full charge)
x
y
z(low remaining charge)
18. Brightness/Color density of LCD screen or
Volume (P. 58, 101)
:
The volume can be adjusted during external
input and playback.
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
*7
*8
EIS cannot be used when recording stills on DZ-MV580A.
Not displayed on DZ-MV550A. Displayed on DZ-MV580A only when a DVD-RAM disc is used in the movie
recording mode.
Not displayed on DZ-MV550A.
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.
When a disc or card that cannot be used in this DVD video camera/recorder is inserted
No remaining time or number will be displayed with a protected disc or locked card, or finalized DVD-R disc.
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 (not displayed with a DVD-R disc).
●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
52) and recording status (see 12 on page 52) will appear. If the
DVD video camera/recorder has warning information, a warning message will appear.
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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 Playback” on page 62).
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●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, and in addition, the battery remaining level
will blink when the battery has almost no remaining charge.
The following operating status indicator will light or blink to give warning
message to user. The message can be checked when returning the LCD
monitor 180° to the original status from the status in which the LCD screen
was facing the same direction as the lens.
No warning/message (see page 52) 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 180° from the position with the LCD screen facing the same direction
as the lens, the warning/message can be checked.
Screen
display
symbol
Q
Description
• A write-protected disc is loaded.
• A locked card is loaded.
Operating status/
warning message
Battery remaining
level
• An unusable card is loaded.
N
• An attempt to record a still is being made with a
DVD-R disc used.
• An unusable disc is loaded.
k
• The remaining capacity on disc is approaching 0.
l
• The remaining capacity on disc or card is
approaching 0.
• There is no remaining capacity on disc or card.
• An attempt to record a copy-guarded image is
being made.
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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.
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Zooming
If you continue to hold the zoom lever on the “T”
control side with Dig. Zoom 40x or 240x specified,
the digital zoom will be activated midway (when
optical 18-power is exceeded on DZ-MV550A or
optical 10-power is exceeded on DZ-MV580A).
You can zoom up to 500-power on DZ-MV550A;
up to 240-power on DZ-MV580A.
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.
Came r a F u nc t i on s Se t u p
P r o g r am AE
Wh i t e Ba l .
EIS
D i g . Zo om
240x
40x
M IC . F i l t e r
Of f
RAM
ENTER RETURN
*
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.
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
FINE
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When Dig. Zoom is "Off"
W
T
When Dig. Zoom is "On"(40x)
W
T
Digital zoom range
When Dig. Zoom is "On"(240x)
(only in movie recording)
T
W
*
Digital zoom range
* 500x will appear on DZ-MV550A; 240x will
appear on DZ-MV580A.
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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×” and “500x” (on DZ-MV550A) or
“240x” (on DZ-MV580A): Pressing the button during still
recording will switch between “Off” and “40×”.
• If you set zoom to 500× (DZ-MV550A), 240× (DZMV580A) when recording still, the digital zoom will be up
to 40×.
• When a subject is zoomed, it may be momentarily out of
focus.
• When digital zoom is engaged, the image quality will be
rougher.
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 down 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.
RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO
EFFECT
Use tele-conversion lens or wide-conversion lens with a filter diameter of 37 mm and thread pitch of 0.75
mm, to record subjects for stronger telephoto or wide-angle effect.
1 Remove the lens hood from DVD video
camera/recorder.
2 Remove the cap of conversion lens, and screw
the lens into the filter thread of DVD video
camera/recorder until it stops.
Lens hood
Conversion lens
(Remove)
(Attach)
• Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1): For stronger telephoto effect
• Wide-conversion lens (DZ-WL1): For stronger wide-angle effect
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Note:
• Be careful not to lose the removed lens hood.
• With DZ-TL1 tele-conversion lens, the focusing range at
“T” (telephoto) control side is between approx. 5 m and
infinite.
• When a conversion lens is attached, note that if you
zoom in on a subject, vignetting will slightly occur on the
“W” (wide-angle) control side (the four corners of screen
will be dim).
• When replacing the lens, take care not to drop the DVD
video camera/recorder.
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Playing Back
Before You Begin
• Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder (P. 49,
50).
• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (P. 48).
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PLAYING BACK
Tilt up/down and to left/
right to select, and then
press A to designate.
1 Press 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. (For “scene”,
see P. 105 and “Terminology”, P. 160.)
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.
2 Press the C button.
Playback will stop, and recording pause status
will be restored.
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Note:
• If the LCD monitor is open during playback of movie,
playback sound will be heard from the speaker. Adjust
the sound volume using the volume control buttons (S,
R).
• 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 disc or card (the previous images will not
be overwritten).
• Image data edited on PC or certain types of image data
may not appear on this DVD video camera/recorder.
• Image data recorded on another camcorder may not be
playable 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.
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PLAYBACK FROM START OF DISC OR CARD
Use the Go To function (P. 61) or Disc Navigation
function (P. 105) to play back from the start of disc
or card.
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SEARCH PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
During playback, tilt the joystick to right or left
and hold it: Search playback will start.
Hold to right
: Scenes will be visually
scanned forward
Hold to left
: Scenes will be visually
scanned backward
Release the joystick when you find the desired
image: Normal playback will start from that point.
Note:
• When you skip or search scenes from playback or
playback pause, the screen will be dark briefly.
• See page 163 if search playback does not operate
normally.
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FRAME ADVANCE/FRAME BACK/SLOW PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
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 second
Frame back and reverse slow: Approx. 0.5 second
• No sound will be heard during search playback or slow
playback.
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During playback pause, tilt the joystick: Frame
advance, frame back or slow playback will start.
Tilt to right once
: Picture will advance
one frame.
Tilt to left once
: Picture will go back
one frame.
Hold to right
: Forward slow playback
Hold to left
: Reverse slow playback
After frame advance, frame back or slow
playback, the DVD video camera/recorder will
enter the playback pause status.
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SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE
During playback, tilt the joystick up or down to
locate the start of desired scene.
Tilt down once : To skip to the first image of the
scene following the one being
played back, and start
playback.
Tilt up once
: To return to the first image of
the scene being played back,
and start playback.
Hold down
: To continuously locate the
beginnings of scenes, starting
from the scene following the
scene being played back.
When the desired image
appears, release the joystick:
Playback will start from that
point.
Hold up
: 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 joystick:
Playback will start from that
point.
Portion being played back
Tilt up twice
Scene 1
Tilt up once
Tilt down once
Scene 2
Tilt down twice
Scene 3
Portion being played back
Tilt up once
Scene 1
Tilt down once
Scene 2
Tilt down twice
Scene 3
Tilting up the joystick 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.
• Tilting down in the last scene on disc will set the DVD
video camera/recorder to the playback pause status at
the last image.
• See “Check 3” on page 163 if skip playback does not
operate normally.
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PLAYING BACK STILLS
Tilt the joystick up or down during playback to
quickly play back stills in sequence.
Tilt down once : To display stills one by one
forward
Tilt up once
: To display stills one by one
backward
English
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[When using disc]
Releasing the joystick will start continuous
playback.
[When using card]
When the joystick is released, the photo at that
point will be displayed, and then the DVD video
camera/recorder will enter the playback pause
status.
Set the slide show function for continuous display
(P. 139).
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JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO)
1 Press the MENU button
Top
Go T o
during playback.
To p
En d
Spec i f y
2 Choose the option (point
you want to go to), and
then press the A
button.
ENTER
RETURN
RAM
: 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
To cancel the “Go To” procedure midway, press the
C button before going to the specified point.
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 joystick to select the desired time of
chosen point.
Tilt up
Tilt down
Tilt to left or right
·Press once:
·Hold down:
The DVD video camera/recorder will go to the
specified point and enter the playback pause
status.
Pressing A again will start playback.
Note:
• If multiple scenes are selected using the Disc Navigation
function or SELECT button, choosing “Top” will jump to
the beginning of selected scenes (P. 133).
• 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.
: To select the start.
: To select the end.
:
To move the cursor in 10second units (1-still units
for card)
To move the cursor in 1minute units (10-still
units for card)
TOP
CURRENT
END
0 : 00 : 00
0 : 03: 26
0 : 24 : 24
GO TO 0 : 00 : 00
TOP END ENTER
English
Go t o
CANCEL
(When the start of scene is selected)
Cursor at current image position.
Cursor at (GO TO) position.
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On-Screen Information Display
INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK
Various types of information on recording will be superimposed on playback image you are viewing.
No display
Playback information
display
●Switching the information display
mode
Press the DISPLAY button: You can switch the
display mode of on-screen information.
When using disc:
Recording mode*1
Scene No.
06
006
Repeat play*5
RAM
0 : 00 : 1 6
Playback
operation*6
Counter
Disc type*4
Program No. or Play List No.*3
Program or Play List*2
When using card:
Scene No. File name
English
003
Recording mode*1
Lock*5
DPOF*5
Slide Show*5
100—0003
Playback operation*6
Recording date/time
*1 O
(VIDEO) or N (PHOTO); Only N (PHOTO)
with card.
*2 678 Program or 12345 Play List
*3 Number of program or play list being played
back (not displayed when all programs are being
played back)
*4 Refer to “Disc/Card type” on page 53.
*5Y
:Will appear when each function is specified
“On”
*6 a
: 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
Refer to “Playing Back” beginning on page 58
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.
• 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 “Using Disc Navigation” on page 105 and later for
explanation on program and play list.
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Checking Flow of Quick Mode
The following two on-screen menu modes are available with this DVD video camera/recorder:
• Quick mode: To display only the fundamental menu items for first timers
• Advanced mode: To display all menu items for experts (P.87)
Camera Functions
Set the QUICK MODE switch to
ON, and then, while the camera image is being displayed on the
LCD monitor, press the MENU button: The menu of Quick mode will appear.
Only the fundamental menu items will appear in the Quick mode, and the explanation of the function
on which the cursor is positioned will be displayed across the bottom of menu (No explanation on
function will appear in the Advanced mode.).
Tilt the joystick up, down, to left or right to select a menu item, and then press the A button to choose
the option.
See page 89 for how to set the menu.
No menu appears during recording.
1 Set the QUICK MODE switch to
ON.
2 Press the MENU button.
<How to interpret the menu screen>
Display of selected
setup item
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
V I DEO M o d e
F I NE
I npu t Sou r c e
Options settable
Selection of setup items
T : Record Functions
S e l e c t t h e m o v i e q u a l i t y.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
Display of disc or card
being used (P. 52)
Guide display
Functions settable
Explanation on function
English
Setup
U : Date Setup
W : Initial Setup
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FLOW OF QUICK MODE WHEN RECORDING MOVIE:
The following shows the menu when DVD-RAM disc is being used:
The details of each function are described on the pages showing the Advanced mode: See each reference page.
●Record Functions Setup
(P. 96)
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
V I DEO Mo d e
: F I NE
I n p u t S o u r c e : CAMERA
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
V I DEO Mo d e
F I NE
I npu t Sou r c e
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
V I DEO Mo d e
X TRA
I npu t Sou r c e
F I NE
S TD
S e l e c t t h e mo v i e q u a l i t y.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
ENT ER
RE TURN
F i n e I ma g e Qu a l i t y.
RAM
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
(P. 98)
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
V I DEO Mo d e
I n p u t S o u r c e CAMERA
S e l e c t t h e r e c e i v i n g i ma g e.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
V I DEO Mo d e
I npu t Sou r c e
CAMERA
L I NE
S L I NE
U s u a l l y s e l e c t t h i s o p t i o n.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
* Displayed on DZ-MV580A
only.
●Date Setup
(P. 37)
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
ENT ER
RE TURN
Da t e Se t
RAM
9 / 30 / 2004
8 : 0 0 AM
Se t t he c u r r en t da t e and
t i me.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
●Initial Setup
(P. 102)
I n i t i a l Se t up
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
: On
Language : Eng l i s h
D emo Mo d e : A u t o
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
On
Language
D emo Mo d e
Se l e c t t he ope r a t i ng s ound
On / O f f .
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
Beep
Language
D emo Mo d e
B e e p i s h e a r d.
ENT ER
RE TURN
On
Of f
RAM
(P. 103)
I n i t i a l Se t up
I n i t i a l Se t up
English
Beep
Language
Eng l i s h
D e mo Mo d e
C h a n g e t h e l a n g u a g e d i s p l a y.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
Beep
Language
D emo Mo d e
Ch a n g e t h e l a n g u
ENT ER
RE TURN
Eng l i s h
Fr ança i s
Españo l
De u t s c h
I t a l i ano
RAM
(P. 159)
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
Language
Au t o
D emo Mo d e
S e l e c t d e m o n s t r a t i o n mo d e
s e t t i n g.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
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I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
Au t o
Language
Of f
Star t
D e mo Mo d e
S t a r t d emo n s t r a t i o n a f t e r
a p p r o x. 3 m i n u t e s.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
*
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FLOW OF QUICK MODE WHEN RECORDING PHOTO (DISC):
The following shows the menu when DVD-RAM disc is being used:
The details of each function are described on pages showing the Advanced mode: See each reference page.
●Record Functions Setup
(P. 98)
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
I n p u t S o u r c e : CAMERA
S e l f T i me r
: Of f
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
I n p u t S o u r c e CAMERA
S e l f T i me r
S e l e c t t h e r e c e i v i n g i ma g e.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
I npu t Sou r c e
CAMERA
S e l f T i me r
L I NE
S L I NE
U s u a l l y s e l e c t t h i s o p t i o n.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
(P. 99)
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
I npu t Sou r c e
On
S e l f T i me r
Of f
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
I npu t Sou r c e
Of f
S e l f T i me r
S e l e c t t h e s e l f t i me r .
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
C a n c e l t h e s e l f t i me r
r e c o r d i n g.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
●Date Setup
(P. 37)
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
ENT ER
RE TURN
Da t e Se t
RAM
9 / 30 / 2004
8 : 0 0 AM
Se t t he c u r r en t da t e and
t i me.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
●Initial Setup
(P. 102)
I n i t i a l Se t up
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
: On
Language : Eng l i s h
D emo Mo d e : A u t o
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
On
Language
D emo Mo d e
Se l e c t t he ope r a t i ng s ound
On / O f f .
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
Beep
Language
D emo Mo d e
B e e p i s h e a r d.
ENT ER
RE TURN
On
Of f
RAM
(P. 103)
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
Language
Eng l i s h
D emo Mo d e
C h a n g e t he l a n g u a g e d i s p l a y.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
Beep
Language
D emo Mo d e
Ch a n g e t h e l a n g u
ENT ER
RE TURN
Eng l i s h
Fr ança i s
Españo l
De u t s c h
I t a l i ano
English
I n i t i a l Se t up
RAM
(P. 159)
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
Language
Au t o
D emo Mo d e
S e l e c t d e m o n s t r a t i o n mo d e
s e t t i n g.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
Au t o
Language
Of f
Star t
D emo Mo d e
S t a r t d emo n s t r a t i o n a f t e r
a p p r o x. 3 m i n u t e s.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
Note:
No photo can be recorded on DVD-R disc.
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3
FLOW OF QUICK MODE WHEN RECORDING PHOTO (CARD):
The details of each function are described on pages showing the Advanced mode: See each reference
page.
●Record Functions Setup
(P. 97)
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s
Qu a l i t y
I npu t Sou r c e
Se l f T i me r
Se t up
: F I NE
: CAMERA
: Of f
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
Qu a l i t y
F I NE
I npu t Sou r c e
Se l f T i me r
S e l e c t t h e p h o t o q u a l i t y.
ENT ER
RE TURN
ENT ER
RE TURN
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
Qu a l i t y
F I NE
I npu t Sou r c e
NORM
S e l f T i me r
ECO
F i n e I ma g e Qu a l i t y.
ENT ER
RE TURN
(P. 98)
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
Qu a l i t y
I n p u t S o u r c e CAMERA
S e l f T i me r
S e l e c t t h e r e c e i v i n g i ma g e.
ENT ER
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
Qu a l i t y
I npu t Sou r c e
CAMERA
L I NE
S e l f T i me r
S L I NE
U s u a l l y s e l e c t t h i s o p t i o n.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RE TURN
(P. 99)
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
Qu a l i t y
I npu t Sou r c e
Of f
S e l f T i me r
S e l e c t t h e s e l f t i me r .
ENT ER
RE TURN
●Date Setup
(P. 37)
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
ENT ER
English
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RE TURN
Da t e Se t u p
Da t e Se t
9 / 30 / 2004
8 : 0 0 AM
Se t t he c u r r en t da t e and
t i me.
ENT ER RE TURN
Re c o r d Fu n c t i o n s Se t u p
Qu a l i t y
I npu t Sou r c e
On
S e l f T i me r
Of f
Ca n c e l t h e s e l f t i me r
r e c o r d i n g.
ENT ER RE TURN
●Initial Setup
(P. 102)
Beep
: On
Language : Eng l i s h
D emo Mo d e : A u t o
ENT ER
RE TURN
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
OnOn
Language
D emo Mo d e
Se l e c t t he ope r a t i ng s ound
On / O f f .
ENT ER RE TURN
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
Language
D emo Mo d e
B e e p i s h e a r d.
ENT ER
On
Of f
RE TURN
(P. 103)
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
Language
Eng l i s h
D emo Mo d e
C h a n g e t h e l a n g u a g e d i s p l a y.
ENT ER
RE TURN
I n i t i a l Se t up
Beep
Language
D emo Mo d e
Ch a n g e t h e l a n g u
ENT ER
Eng l i s h
Fr ança i s
Españo l
De u t s c h
I t a l i ano
RE TURN
(P. 159)
I n i t i a l Se t up
Eng l i s h
Beep
Language
Au t o
D emo Mo d e
S e l e c t d e m o n s t r a t i o n mo d e
s e t t i n g.
ENT ER RE TURN
I n i t i a l Se t up
Eng l i s h
Beep
Au t o
Language
Of f
Star t
D emo Mo d e
S t a r t d emo n s t r a t i o n a f t e r
a p p r o x. 3 m i n u t e s.
ENT ER RE TURN
English
I n i t i a l Se t up
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Disc Navigation Functions
Set the QUICK MODE switch to
ON, and then, while Disc Navigation screen is being displayed
on the LCD monitor, press the MENU button: The menu of Quick mode will appear.
Only the fundamental menu items will appear in the Quick mode, and the explanation of the function
on which the cursor is positioned will be displayed across the bottom of menu (except during recording).
1 Set the QUICK MODE switch to
ON.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Select a scene, and then press the MENU
button.
1
FLOW OF QUICK MODE (WITH DVD-RAM DISC):
The details of each function are described on pages showing the Advanced mode: See each reference
page.
●Scene
(P. 111)
Scene
ETC
Scene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Co p y
ETC
De l e t e
Ed i t
Co p y
D e l e t e s e l e c t e d s c e n e.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
(P. 115)
Scene
ETC
Scene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Co p y
Fade
ETC
E d i t s c e n e s.
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
(P. 118)
Scene
ETC
De l e t e
Ed i t
Co p y
Co p y t h e s e l e c t e d p h o t o
t o c a r d.
ENT ER RE TURN
English
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RAM
De l e t e
Ed i t
Co p y
Fade
Add f ad i ng to t he beg i nn i ng
a n d / o r e n d o f s c e n e.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
●Disc
(P. 134)
Di sc
Di sc
Ca p a c i t y
Ca p a c i t y
ETC
ETC
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
S h o w r e ma i n i n g f r e e s p a c e
o n d i s c.
ENT ER RE TURN
RAM
●Others
(P. 138)
Ot he r s
ETC
Ot he r s
Re p e a t P l a y : O f f
ENT ER
RE TURN
ETC
RAM
Ot he r s
Re p e a t P l a y
Of f
Se l e c t t he r epea t p l a y
s e t t i n g.
ENT ER RE TURN
ETC
Re p e a t P l a y
On
Of f
C a n c e l r e p e a t p l a y.
RAM
ENT ER
RE TURN
RAM
2
FLOW OF QUICK MODE (WITH DVD-R DISC):
The details of each function are described on pages showing the Advanced mode: See each reference
page.
●Disc
(P. 134)
Di sc
ETC
Di sc
Ca p a c i t y
F i na l i ze Di sc
ENT ER
RE TURN
ETC
R
Ca p a c i t y
F i na l i ze Di sc
S h o w r ema i n i n g f r e e s p a c e
o n d i s c.
ENT ER RE TURN
R
(P. 137)
Di sc
ETC
Ca p a c i t y
F i na l i ze Di sc
F i n a l i z e DVD - R d i s c.
ENT ER
RE TURN
R
●Others
(P. 138)
ETC
Ot he r s
Re p e a t P l a y : O f f
ENT ER
RE TURN
ETC
R
Ot he r s
Re p e a t P l a y
Of f
Se l e c t t he r epea t p l a y
s e t t i n g.
ENT ER RE TURN
ETC
Re p e a t P l a y
On
Of f
English
Ot he r s
C a n c e l r e p e a t p l a y.
R
ENT ER
RE TURN
R
Note:
The menu item “Capacity” or “Finalize Disc” will not appear with a finalized DVD-R disc.
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3
FLOW OF QUICK MODE (WITH CARD):
The details of each function are described on pages showing the Advanced mode: See each reference
page.
(P. 111)
Scene
Scene
De l e t e
De l e t e
D e l e t e s e l e c t e d p h o t o.
ENT ER
RE TURN
ENT ER
RE TURN
(P. 134)
Ca r d
Ca r d
Ca p a c i t y
ENT ER
RE TURN
Ca p a c i t y
S h o w r ema i n i n g f r e e s p a c e
o n c a r d.
ENT ER RE TURN
(P. 139)
S l i d e Sh ow
S l i d e Sh ow
Al l
Al l
S l i d e p l a y a l l s c e n e s.
ENT ER
English
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RE TURN
ENT ER
RE TURN
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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 (auto-focus), 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 3.6 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.
“MF” will appear on the screen.
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
Manual Focus icon
FINE
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
2 Press the zoom lever down to “T” control side to
3 Use the S R buttons to adjust the focus, while
viewing the image in the viewfinder or on the
LCD screen.
Adjust with S and
R buttons
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.
English
zoom in on subject.
71
Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically focused (see page 71):
English
72
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 indicator will appear on the
screen.
FINE
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
2 Use the S R buttons to adjust the exposure,
while viewing the image in the viewfinder or on
the LCD screen.
Adjust with S and R buttons
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.
English
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
Exposure indicator
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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
Backlight
compensation
Off
51
Focus
Auto
71
Exposure
Auto
73
Program AE
Auto
90
White balance
Auto
91
EIS
On
93
MIC.Filter
Off
93
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Setting Video Flash (for DZ-MV580A)
See “Introduction to Optional Accessories” on page 157.
Setting of
Video Flash
On-screen
information
Manner of
emitting light
AUTO
No display
Automatically
emits light in dark
place or in a place
lit from rear.
ON
Always emits light
regardless of
brightness
OFF
No light emission
* Unusable on DZ-MV550A.
Note:
• 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.
• “ ( ” will blink while the video flash is being charged.
• While “ ( ” is flashing, the video flash will not emit light,
though the DVD camera/recorder is recording.
• Do not use the Video Flash when approaching the
human eye. Emitting light from Video Flash near human
eye could damage the subject’s eyesight. Especially
when recording a baby or small child, move the DVD
video camera/recorder at least 1 m away.
• Do not use the Video Flash while pointing it at a driver in
vehicle: Doing so could dazzle the driver, causing an
accident.
• Do not use the Video Flash in a place where there is
flammable or explosive gas: Doing so could cause fire or
explosion.
English
When recording stills in a dark place, or the subject
is lit from rear, it is recommended that you use the
optional DZ-FLH3 Video Flash*(P. 157): Refer to
the instruction manual of Video Flash for use.
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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 182.
To external
microphone jack
A/V
MIC
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 supplied from camcorder).
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Viewing on TV Screen
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
A/V
To video/
audio input
jacks
MIC
White
AV/S input/output cable
(provided)
Yellow
Red
*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 (see
“Terminology”, P. 160) from the TV speakers.
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
R
Stereo Type
VIDEO
L
straight: Obliquely inserting them could damage the
jacks.
AUDIO
R
Monaural Type
VIDEO
AUDIO
White
Red
Red
White
VIDEO
L
Yellow
Yellow
White
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Stereo Type with
S-VIDEO Jack
• Insert the AV/S input/output cable plugs into jacks
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VIEWING ON TV SCREEN
1 Turn the TV on and set the input selector to
“VCR” whichever applicable Video input.
Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to
switch the TV input.
2 Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
The image that the DVD video camera/
recorder is seeing will appear on the TV screen.
You can also monitor the image on the LCD
screen or viewfinder of the DVD video camera/
recorder.
3 Perform playback, recording or editing.
You can perform playback, editing or editing on
Disc Navigation while checking on TV screen.
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Note:
• Adjust the volume of sound on TV.
• The infrared remote control is useful when operating the
DVD video camera/recorder while viewing an image on
TV screen. However, if you use a Hitachi VCR, the
remote control may inadvertently operate the VCR if it is
near the DVD video camera/recorder. To prevent this,
set the remote control code of the VCR to a position
other than “VCR2”.
• Information that the DVD video camera/recorder is
recording will appear on the TV screen: You can also
display only part of information or switch off the display.
Refer to “Setting On-Screen Display Output On or Off
(OSD Output)” on page 100, and press the DISPLAY
button to switch the display status.
• When copy-guarded disc is played back, no image will
appear on TV screen.
• If you use TV with wide mode (aspect ratio 16:9) and set
the TV to the wide mode, the entire Disc Navigation
display may not be displayed on the TV screen. If this
happens, release the wide mode setting on TV (see the
TV instruction manual for releasing the wide mode).
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Playback on DVD Video Recorder/Player
PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM DISC
You can use a DVD video recorder (see “Terminology”, P. 160) or DVD player that conforms to DVD-RAM
to play back 8 cm DVD-RAM discs recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder.
1 Remove the disc from Round DVD Holder.
2 Insert the disc into the DVD video recorder/
player and play it back.
Note:
• When playing back disc on another device, the Disc
Navigation display will be different from the one on this
DVD video camera/recorder.
English
See the instruction manual for DVD video
recorder/player.
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PLAYING BACK DVD-R DISC
1 Finalize a recorded DVD-R disc.
3 Insert the disc into the DVD player and play it
back.
You need to finalize a disc to play it back on
DVD player: See page 137.
No further data can be recorded on finalized
disc.
Note:
Use this DVD video camera/recorder to finalize the
DVD-R disc recorded on the DVD video camera/
recorder.
2 Remove the disc from Round DVD Holder.
See “Removing and Replacing from/in Round
DVD Holder” on page 81.
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See the instruction manual for DVD player.
Note:
• Do not insert a DVD-R disc that has not been finalized
into a DVD video recorder: The recorded image data
may be damaged.
• See “Terminology” , P. 29, 160 for liner PCM recording.
• DVD-R discs recorded on this DVD video camera/
recorder or other 8 cm DVD-R discs can be played back
on other DVD players or other devices conforming to 8
cm DVD-R, but playback on all DVD players is not
guaranteed.
• Playback may not be possible on some DVD players, or
it may depend on the recorded status of DVD-R discs: In
such cases, play back the DVD-R disc on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
Removing and Replacing from/in Round DVD
Holder
You can remove DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc used on this DVD video camera/recorder from Round DVD
Holder and use the uncovered disc on DVD player, DVD video recorder, or drive for PC, etc. which
conforms to 8 cm DVD-R. Removing disc from Round DVD Holder may vary with the disc maker: See
the disc instruction sheet. The following explains the disc in Round DVD Holder made by Hitachi
Maxell.
It is recommended that you do not remove the disc from Round DVD Holder until camera recording is
finished, in order to avoid getting dirt on disc.
Note:
Using discs removed from holders on various devices may not always be possible.
HOW TO REMOVE DISC
Holder with SIDE A
facing up. While pushing
the two release levers in
the direction of arrows
(1) marked on holder,
slowly open SIDE A of
the holder in the
direction of arrows (2),
taking care not to drop
the disc.
Release
levers
1
1
2 Without touching the
recording/playback
surface, hold the disc edge
and center hole to remove
it.
SIDE A mark
2
2
Do not open
more than 90°.
English
1 Hold the Round DVD
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REPLACING DISC IN ROUND DVD HOLDER
1 Open SIDE A of the Round DVD Holder, and
replace the disc in the holder with the SIDE A
mark or label surface facing up, taking care not
to touch the disc surface.
2 Close SIDE A of the Round DVD Holder, and
push it to lock the release levers at positions (3).
3
OPEN marks
SIDE A
mark
SIDE A mark side or
Label surface
3
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WHEN THE HINGE OF ROUND DVD HOLDER COMES OFF
1 Push the hinged portion of the holder piece
marked SIDE A with thumb and middle finger,
and warp it in the direction of arrows (4).
SIDE A mark side
4
Hinged portions
2 Fit the hinged portion of the other holder piece
into the warped hinge portion.
Note:
• Handle the disc carefully so that no scratch, dirt,
fingerprint or dust adheres to the recording/playback
surface.
• When not using the Round DVD Holder, store it in case:
Do not leave a bare holder as is.
• Be careful of drop or impact: If you drop the Round DVD
Holder, the disc may pop out.
• Do not subject the Round DVD Holder to force.
Approx. 90°
12
DISC CLEANING
Use a soft, dry cloth to lightly wipe off any dust,
dirt, etc. adhering to disc, as shown in the figure.
Never use solvent. Do not use thinner, water, antistatic spray, etc. to clean disc.
English
Use soft cloth to clean
from inner to outer
circumference in axial
direction.
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Recording (Dubbing) Images
Before You Begin
• Before connecting this DVD video camera/recorder to another device, be
sure to turn both devices off.
• Insert a recordable disc or card* in this DVD video camera/recorder (see P. 25,
28).
*
Only photos can be recorded: No video can be recorded.
RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM OTHER VIDEO DEVICE
You can record (dub) images from other video devices to disc or card in this DVD video camera/recorder.
Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to the other
video device as follows:
Signal flow
A/V
MIC
To AV input/output jack
To S-VIDEO
output jack of
VCR, etc.*
To video/
audio output
jacks
Yellow
White
AV/S input/output cable
(provided)
Red
* If you are using DZ-MV580A and the connected AV device has an S-VIDEO output jack,
you can connect the S-VIDEO jack of AV/S input/output cable.
1 Set the input source on
L IN
the DVD video camera/
recorder to “LINE (L
IN)”.
FINE
3 Press the REC button.
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
Switch the input
referring to “Input
Source” on page 98.
Recording will start on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
The operation of this line-input recording is the
same as for recording movie.
English
Choose “S LINE” to input S-VIDEO signal.
(Only for DZ-MV580A)
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.
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Note:
• 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”.
• With DZ-MV580A, using S-VIDEO will enable you to
record clearer images.
• The DZ-MV550A cannot record S-VIDEO input.
• 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.
• Still images can also be recorded on DVD-RAM disc or
card. See “Switching External Input Recording Method
(PHOTO Input)” on page 98 for details, and “Recording
Stills” on page 50 for how to record still images.
• 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 copyguard 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 (see
“Terminology”, P. 160), normal recording cannot be
performed.
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RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM OTHER VIDEO CAMERAS
You can record (dub) images from other video cameras on a disc or card* in DVD video camera/recorder.
Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to the other
video camera.
*
Only photos can be recorded: No video can be recorded.
Signal flow
*1
A/V
3 relay adapters
(generally available)
To AV input/
output jack
AV/S input/output cable (provided)
MIC
To S-VIDEO output jack of
video camera, etc. *2
DVD video camera, 8mm
video camera, VHS video
camera, etc.
*1: The AV/S input/output cable provided with this DVD video camera/recorder can be directly connected to some
video cameras.
*2: If the video camera to be connected has an S video output jack, you can connect it to the DVD video camera/
recorder (DZ-MV580A only).
1 Set the input source on
L IN
the DVD video camera/
recorder to “LINE (L
IN)”.
FINE
Switch the input
referring to “Input
Source” on page 98.
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
Note:
• With DZ-MV580A, 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.
• Still images can also be recorded on DVD-RAM disc or
card. See “Switching External Input Recording Method
(PHOTO Input)” on page 98 for details, and “Recording
Stills” on page 50 for how to record still images.
Choose “S LINE” to input S-VIDEO signal.
(Only for DZ-MV580A)
2 Turn on the connected device, and start
playback.
English
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.
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RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES
You can record (dub) images played back on this DVD video camera/recorder, on other video devices.
Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another
video device as shown in the following figure:
Signal flow
A/V
MIC
To AV input/output jack
AV/S input/output
cable (provided)
To S-VIDEO
input jack of
VCR, etc.*
To video/
audio input
jacks
Yellow
White
Red
* 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 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.
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Note:
• Using an S-video jack will deliver clearer images.
• Audio is heard from the speaker: If the volume is too
high, noise may enter the dubbed 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.126).
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD
video camera/recorder from AC outlet, to prevent
battery power from shutting off during recording on
another video device.
• If you are using a Hitachi VCR, using the remote control
provided with this DVD video camera/recorder may
operate the VCR. To record (dub) images from the DVD
video camera/recorder to Hitachi VCR, change the
remote control code of VCR to a position other than
“VCR2”.
Advanced Techniques
This section explains about various settings to further extend the usefulness of this DVD video camera/
recorder.
Checking Flow of Normal Display Mode
The following two on-screen menu modes are available with this DVD video camera/recorder:
• Quick mode: To display only the fundamental menu items for first timers (P.63)
• Advanced mode: To display all menu items for experts
Camera Functions
Press the MENU button while the camera image is being displayed on the LCD monitor, with the QUICK
MODE switch set to
OFF: The menu of Advanced mode will appear.
Tilt the joystick up, down, to left or right to select a menu item, and then press the A button to choose
the option.
See page 88 for the setting method.
The screens used here to explain are displayed when DVD-RAM disc is used. Some items will not appear
when a DVD-R disc or card is used, or when no disc is inserted.
No menu appears during recording.
<Menu screen for setting>
Display of selected
setup item
Functions Setup
T : Record Functions
Setup
U : Date Setup
V : LCD Setup
W : Initial Setup
Setup
Auto
Spo r t s
Po r t r a i t
Spo t l i gh t
Sand&Snow
Low L i gh t
RAM
Options settable
Display of disc or card
being used (P. 52)
Guide display
Functions settable
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Selection of setup items
S : Camera
Camer a F u nc t i on s
P r o g r am AE
Wh i t e Ba l .
EIS
D i g . Zoom
M IC . F i l t e r
16:9
ENTER RETURN
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●Flow of Normal Display Mode
Refer to page indicated for details of each function.
Camera Functions Setup
Came r a Fun c t i ons
P r o g r am AE :
Wh i t e Ba l . :
EIS
:
D i g . Zoom :
M IC . F i l t e r :
16:9
:
ENTER RETURN
Se t up
Au t o
Au t o
On
40x
Of f
Of f
Date Setup
Da t e Se t up
Da t e Mod e : M / D / Y
Da t e Se t
RAM
Program AE (P. 90)
White balance (P. 91)
EIS*1 (P. 93)
Digital zoom (P. 56)
Microphone filter*2 (P. 93)
16:9*3 (P. 94)
ENTER
RAM
RETURN
Display format (P. 38)
Date setting (P. 37)
LCD Setup
LCD S e t u p
*1: Displayed on DZ-MV580A only in “ O VIDEO”
status.
*2: Displayed only in “ O VIDEO” status.
*3: Not displayed on DZ-MV550A. Displayed on DZMV580A only for movies using DVD-RAM disc.
Recording Functions Setup
B r i gh t n e s s
Co l or L e v e l
ENTER
RETURN
RAM
Brightness (P. 101)
Color density (P. 101)
Rec o r d F u n c t i o n s Se t up
V I DEO Mode
: F I NE
I npu t S o u r c e : CAMERA
OSD Ou t pu t
: On
ENTER
RETURN
RAM
Movie quality*4 (P. 96)
Input selection (P. 98)
External still input*5 (P. 98)
Self-timer*6 (P. 99)
On-screen information display output*7 (P. 100)
Not displayed with DVD-RAM disc in “ N PHOTO”
status. The quality mode is displayed in “ P
PHOTO” status. (P.97)
*5: Displayed in “ N PHOTO” or “ P PHOTO” status
using DVD-RAM disc, and input selection is set to
external signal or S external signal.
*6: Displayed with DVD-RAM disc in “ N PHOTO”
status, or “ P PHOTO” status.
*7: Displayed only when input selection is set to
camera.
*4
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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 age
Demo Mode
Reset
ENTER RETURN
:
:
:
:
:
On
Of f
On
Eng l i s h
Auto
RAM
Beep (P. 102)
Power save (P. 102)
Recording LED (P. 103)
Language selection (P. 103)
Demo mode (P. 159)
Reset (P. 104)
You can use the joystick on DVD video camera/recorder to select various setting options in menu and
designate them.
Press the MENU button.
Tilt to right Press A
Came r a Fun c t i ons
P r o g r am AE :
Wh i t e Ba l . :
EIS
:
D i g . Zoom :
M IC . F i l t e r :
16:9
:
ENTER RETURN
Se t up
Au t o
Au t o
On
40x
Of f
Of f
or
RAM
Tilt to left
Camer a F u nc t i on s S e t u p
Auto
P r o g r am AE
Spo r t s
Wh i t e Ba l .
Po r t r a i t
EIS
D i g . Zoom
Spo t l i gh t
Sand&Snow
M IC . F i l t e r
Low L i gh t
16:9
ENTER RETURN
RAM
or
Tilt down
Tilt up
Rec o r d F u n c t i o n s Se t up
V I DEO Mode
: F I NE
I npu t S o u r c e : CAMERA
OSD Ou t pu t
: On
ENTER
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 advanced mode
menu display to disappear.
RAM
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Note:
• Pressing the MENU button during recording will not work.
• The menu screen will disappear when it is left for approx. one minute without any operation.
• With DZ-MV580A, if the MENU button is pressed with a still image displayed, the size of image will change. Pressing
the MENU or C button will restore the original screen.
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Setting Up Camera Functions
Before You Begin
• See page 89 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 joystick to
choose “Program AE” on the “Camera
Functions Setup” screen, and then press the
A button.
The options will appear on the right of
“Program AE”.
2 Use the joystick to
choose the desired
option, and then press
the A button: The
selected option will be
set.
Tilt up/down and to left/
right to select, and then
press A to designate.
Camer a F u nc t i on s S e t u p
Auto
P r o g r am AE
Spo r t s
Wh i t e Ba l .
Po r t r a i t
EIS
D i g . Zoom
Spo t l i gh t
Sand&Snow
M IC . F i l t e r
Low L i gh t
16:9
ENTER RETURN
RAM
Selected AE mode
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
FINE
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
The menu screen will disappear.
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Note:
• You can check the selected AE mode by the on-screen
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.
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a 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.
If the Sports mode is used under a fluorescent
light, the image may flicker: In this case, use the
Auto mode for recording.
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: However, an afterimage will appear with a moving subject.
Note that the Low Light mode cannot be used
when the recording quality mode is STD.
If there is difficulty in automatically focusing
subject image, adjust the focus manually. (P.71)
ADJUSTING COLOR (WHITE BALANCE)
This DVD video camera/recorder automatically
adjusts the color of subject. Change the white
balance setting depending on the recording
conditions.
Mode
Setting content
On-screen
display
Auto
White balance always
automatically adjusted
Set
You can manually adjust
white balance to match
the light source or
situation (P.92)
h
Outdoor
To record in fine weather
i
Indoor 1
To record under
incandescent light,
halogen light or bulbcolor type fluorescent
light
j
To record under
fluorescent light
k
Note:
• The white balance mode can be confirmed using the onscreen 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 (see “Terminology”, P.
160) with hand, etc.
None
Infrared sensor block
Indoor 2
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “White Bal.” on
the “Camera Functions
Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A
button.
• 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.
Camer a F u nc t i on s S e t u p
P r o g r am AE
Au t o
Wh i t e Ba l .
Set
EIS
D i g . Zoom
Ou t do o r
I ndoor 1
M IC . F i l t e r
16:9
I ndoor 2
ENTER RETURN
RAM
2 Choose the desired
option, and then press
the A button.
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
FINE
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
White balance mode
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3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
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●Setting white balance manually
1 Point the DVD
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 Thick paper
when the white
object fills the screen, manually focus the object,
referring to “Manually Focusing Subject” (see
page 71).
2 Press the MENU button,
choose “White Bal.”,
“Set”, and then press the
A button.
Camer a F u nc t i on s S e t u p
P r o g r am AE
Au t o
Wh i t e Ba l .
Set
EIS
D i g . Zoom
Ou t do o r
I ndoor 1
M IC . F i l t e r
I ndoor 2
16:9
ENTER RETURN
RAM
3 Hold A pressed until
the “h” indicator
changes from blinking to
a steady light. When the
“h” indicator lights, the
white balance setting
will be complete.
Set
EXIT
RAM
4 Press the C button to end
the setting.
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REM 3 0 MIN
FINE
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English
Note:
• The white balance set using the “Set” option will be
stored in memory until it is re-set. Re-setting will change
the “h” indicator from blinking to a steady light.
• Do not use a colored object when setting the white
balance: The appropriate tint cannot be set.
• If “Input Source: LINE” has been specified, you cannot
use the “Set” mode of white balance (P. 98).
• 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. 56).
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.
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USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER (EIS)
When you use zoom to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image.
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “EIS” on the
“Camera Functions
Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A
button.
Came r a F u nc t i on s Se t u p
P r o g r am AE
Wh i t e Ba l .
EIS
On
D i g . Zo om
Of f
M IC . F i l t e r
16:9
ENTER RETURN
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.
RAM
2 Choose the “On” or “Off”, and then press the
A button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
●Checking EIS On or Off
You can check EIS On or Off by the on-screen
information display.
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
EIS
FINE
Note:
• The EIS setting will be stored in memory even when the
DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• It is recommended that you specify “EIS Off” when using
the DVD video camera/recorder on a desk or tripod.
• When “EIS On” is specified, there will be a slight
difference between the actual movement and the
movement on screen.
• Gross camera shake may not be entirely corrected even
if “EIS ON” is specified: Firmly hold the DVD video
camera/recorder with both hands.
• EIS may not operate correctly when the tele or wideconversion lens (generally available) is used.
• EIS cannot be used when recording stills on DZMV580A.
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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.
choose “MIC.Filter” on
the “Camera Functions
Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A
button.
Camer a F u nc t i on s S e t u p
P r o g r am AE
Wh i t e Ba l .
EIS
D i g . Zoom
On
M IC . F i l t e r
16:9
ENTER RETURN
3 Press the MENU button
to end the setting.
RAM
2 Choose the desired option, and then press the
A button.
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FINE
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Microphone filter icon
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 builtin microphone: It will not function when using an external
microphone (P. 76).
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English
1 Press the MENU button,
1
SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9 MODE)
If you view the images recorded with “16:9 On” specified on a wide-screen TV (aspect ratio 16:9), screen
image will be wider than the images recorded with “16:9 Off” (aspect ratio 4:3) by the size of the areas
on left and right (in dotted lines).
“16:9 Off” specified
(aspect ratio 4:3)
“16:9 On” specified
(aspect ratio 16:9)
1 Press the MENU button, choose “16:9” on the 2 Choose “On”, and then press the A button.
“Camera Setup Functions” menu screen, and
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
then press the A button.
C ame r a F u n c t i o ns S e t u p
P r o g r am AE
Wh i t e B a l .
EIS
D i g. Z o om
M I C. F i l t e r
On
16 : 9
Of f
ENT ER RE TURN
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REM 3 0 MIN
FINE
8 : 0 0 AM
9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
RAM
16:9 mode icon
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.
An image recorded with “16:9 On” specified will appear as follows:
Display on LCD monitor screen
English
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Display in viewfinder
Note:
• The 16:9 setting will be kept even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• The DZ-MV550A does not have the 16:9 setting.
• The 16:9 setting can be used when recording movies on DVD-RAM disc: It is not compatible with still recording,
recording of external input or recording on DVD-R 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 characters of dates and titles will be longer in the vertical direction on a wide-screen TV and on the LCD monitor
of this DVD video camera/recorder.
• When “16:9 On” is specified, black bands will appear across the top and bottom of LCD monitor screen (except on menu
screen, Navigation screen, or playback image recorded with “16:9 Off” specified).
• The 16:9 setting is not compatible with ID-1/ID-2*.
• To view images recorded at 16:9 setting, switch the aspect ratio of your TV: See TV instruction manual for this switching.
• When using a video selector (see “Terminology”, P. 160), the TV may not automatically be switched to 16:9 mode.
English
* This system records the aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3) information in void space between video signals.
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Setting Up Record Functions
12
SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE)
Choose the movie quality from “XTRA” (only with DVD-RAM disc), “FINE”, “STD” and “LPCM” (only
with DVD-R disc).
It is recommended that you record critical subjects in the “XTRA” or “FINE” when you are using a DVDRAM disc, or in the “FINE” with a DVD-R disc. (P.29)
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “VIDEO Mode”
on the “Record
Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
Re c o r d F u nc t i on s S e t u p
V I DEO Mode
I n p u t Sou r ce
OSD Ou t p u t
ENTER
XTRA
F I NE
STD
RETURN
RAM
2 Choose the desired quality mode, and then
press the A button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
Movie quality
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FINE
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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-RAM disc is replaced with a DVD-R disc, or vice
versa. However, the setting will switch to “FINE” in the
following cases:
- When the mode is set to “XTRA” with a DVD-RAM disc
inserted and then the disc is replaced with a DVD-R
disc
- When the mode is set to “LPCM” with a DVD-R disc
inserted and the disc is replaced with a DVD-RAM disc
• When using DVD-R disc, you cannot switch the movie
quality while recording on the disc: The DVD video
camera/recorder will be automatically set to the movie
quality first used with the disc for recording.
• 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 distored 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”):
• 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)
(Image without block-like noise)
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SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY)
You can switch the still recording quality only when using card.
It is recommended that you use “FINE” when recording vital images. (P. 30 “SIZE AND QUALITY
OF PHOTOS”)
choose “Quality” on the
“Record Functions
Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A
button.
Re c o r d F u nc t i on s S e t u p
Quality
I n p u t Sou r ce
Se l f T i mer
OSD Ou t p u t
ENTER
to end the setting.
REM 9 9 9
FINE
NORM
ECO
RETURN
2 Choose the option you want, and then press the
A button.
3 Press the MENU button
NORM
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Still recording quality
Note:
The still quality setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
English
1 Press the MENU 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 83 on how to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to
other devices or record images input from them.
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
* Displayed on DZ-MV580A only.
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “Input Source”
on the “Record
Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
3 Press the MENU button
Re c o r d F u nc t i on s S e t u p
V I DEO Mode
I n p u t Sou r ce
OSD Ou t p u t
ENTER
RETURN
L IN
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
to end the setting.
CAMERA
L I NE
S L I NE
RAM
2 Choose “LINE”, and then press the A button.
Note:
The “Input Source” setting will
return to “CAMERA” whenever
the DVD video camera/recorder
is turned off.
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FINE
External input icon
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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
either a DVD-RAM disc or a card. The DVD video camera/recorder can record an external image with
little movement by specifying “Frame”, but “Field” is recommended for recording image with
movement.
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.
BEC
Suitable for recording of frequently moving video subjects.
BDC
Field
1 Press the MENU button,
English
choose “PHOTO Input”
on the “Record
Functions Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
Re c o r d F u nc t i on s S e t u p
I n p u t Sou r ce
PHOTO I n p u t
F r ame
Field
Se l f T i mer
ENTER
RETURN
RAM
2 Select the desired option and then press the A
button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
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Still external input icon
L IN
REM 9 9 9
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9 / 3 0 / 2 00 4
Note:
• The PHOTO Input setting can be confirmed using the
on-screen information.
• The PHOTO Input setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• Refer to “Recording (Dubbing) Images”, P. 83 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,
choose “Self Timer” on
the “Record Functions
Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A
button.
4 Press the REC button.
Re c o r d F u nc t i on s S e t u p
I n p u t Sou r ce
Se l f T i mer
OSD Ou t p u t
ENTER
On
Of f
RETURN
RAM
2 Select “On”, and then press the A button.
The self-timer will be set.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
10
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.
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 REC button again
before recording starts, or press the C button.
REM 9 9 9
Self-timer recording
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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,
choose “OSD output” on
the “Record Functions
Setup” menu screen, and
then press the A
button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Re c o r d F u nc t i on s S e t u p
V I DEO Mode
I n p u t Sou r ce
OSD Ou t p u t
ENTER
On
Of f
RETURN
RAM
2 Choose “On” or “Off”, and press the A
button.
Note:
• The “OSD Output” setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
• Even if “Off” is chosen, the on-screen information will
appear during playback. See page 62 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.
LCD screen or viewfinder
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REM 3 0 MIN
“On” setting
FINE
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“Off” setting
0:00:00
REM 3 0 MIN
FINE
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TV screen
English
100
TV screen
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LCD Setup
SETTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (BRIGHTNESS)
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “Brightness” on
the “LCD Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
LCD S e t u p
B r i gh t n e s s
Co l o r L e v e l
ENTER
RETURN
RAM
The brightness
adjustment bar will appear on the screen.
2 Use the joystick for
adjustment.
Tilt to left : The screen
becomes
dimmer
Tilt to right : The screen
becomes
brighter
Tilt up/down and to left/
right to select, and then
press A to designate.
LCD S e t u p
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
B r i gh t n e s s
Co l o r L e v e l
ADJUST
ENTER
RAM
Note:
The brightness setting will be stored in memory even after
the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
Brightness
adjustment bar
SETTING COLOR DENSITY OF LCD SCREEN (COLOR LEVEL)
on the “LCD Setup”
menu screen, and then
press the A button.
LCD S e t u p
The color density
adjustment bar will
appear on the screen.
ENTER
2 Use the joystick for
adjustment.
Tilt to left : For lighter
color
Tilt to right : For denser
color
3 Press the MENU button.
B r i gh t n e s s
Co l o r L e v e l
RETURN
RAM
Note:
• 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
is changed, the brightness or density of the recorded
image itself will not change.
LCD S e t u p
B r i gh t n e s s
Co l o r L e v e l
ADJUST
ENTER
RAM
Color density
adjustment bar
English
1 Choose “Color Level”
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Initial Settings
SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF (BEEP)
Setting
Content
On
Beep is heard when the power switch is changed over, the REC button is pressed,
etc.
Off
No beep is heard.
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “Beep” on the
“Initial Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
I n i t i a l Setup
Be e p
Power S ave
R e c o r d LED
Language
Demo Mode
Reset
ENTER RETURN
2 Select “On” or “Off”, and then press the A
button.
On
Of f
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
RAM
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)
Setting
Content
On
To engage power save. If the DVD 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
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “Power Save” on
the “Initial Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
I n i t i a l Setup
Be e p
Power S ave
R e c o r d LED
Language
Demo Mode
Reset
ENTER RETURN
On
Of f
2 Select “On” or “Off”,
and then press the A button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
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102
RAM
Note:
• To turn the DVD video camera/recorder on again from
automatic off activated by the power save function, set
the power switch to “POWER OFF”, and then set it to “O
VIDEO”, “ N PHOTO” or “ P PHOTO”
• The Power Save setting will not appear in the on-screen
information display.
• The Power Save setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
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.
Setting
Content
On
The recording indicator will light red to show that the DVD video camera/recorder is recording.
Off
The recording indicator will not light even during recording.
2 Select “On” or “Off”, and then press the A
button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Recording indicator
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “Record LED” on
the “Initial Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
I n i t i a l Setup
Be e p
Power S ave
R e c o r d LED
Language
Demo Mode
Reset
ENTER RETURN
On
Of f
RAM
Note:
• The Record LED setting will not appear in the on-screen
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 DISPLAY LANGUAGE (LANGUAGE)
You can change the language used to display the menu and information.
The following shows that English is changed to French.
choose “Language” on
the “Initial Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
2 Select “Français”, and
then press the A
button.
I n i t i a l Se t up
Be e p
Power S ave
R e c o r d LED
L an gu age
Demo Mode
Reset
ENTER RETURN
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
Eng l i sh
F r ança i s
Español
Deu t sh
I t a l i ano
RAM
Note:
The language setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.
Con f i g u r a t i on I n i t i a l e
Be e p
Power S ave
LED E n r g.
L an gu e
F r ança i s
Mode Démo
Régl Défaut
ENTRER RETOUR
RAM
English
1 Press the MENU button,
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RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS (RESET)
You can restore menu settings to defaults (initial settings at the factory (P. 181)). (Note, however, that the
date/time will not be reset.)
1 Press the MENU button,
choose “Reset” on the
“Initial Setup” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
3 Press the MENU button to end the setting.
I n i t i a l Setup
Be e p
Power S ave
R e c o r d LED
Language
Demo Mode
Reset
ENTER RETURN
Note:
To cancel resetting midway, choose “NO” on the screen for
verification in step 2 or press the C button.
RAM
The screen for verifying
reset will appear.
2 If you are sure that you
wish to reset, use the
joystick to choose “YES”,
and then press the A
button.
Re s e t
Re s e t ?
YES
ENTER
The setting items have
now been reset to defaults.
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NO
RAM
Disc Navigation
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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 DVD-RAM disc is used:
Some items will not appear when DVD-R disc or card is used, but the operation is the same.
Before You Begin
• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (P.48).
• When using disc: Set the power switch to “O VIDEO” or “N PHOTO”.
• When using card: Set the power switch to “P PHOTO”.
1 Press the DISC
NAVIGATION
button.
The Disc
Navigation screen (shown on page 106) will
appear.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
English
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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Thumbnail (see “Terminology”, P. 160)
A l l Pr og r ams
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Selected scene number*1/
Number of all scenes
Cursor
Current page position*4
Bar graph
Still image icon*2
Operation guide*3
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
PLAY
RAM
Disc type icon*5
Scene number refers to display number on thumbnail display screen.
No still icon will appear for card.
The operation guide will vary depending on the operation status of DVD video camera/recorder.
Appears when 13scenes or more have been recorded.
“ R” appears for DVD-R disc. “ ” will appear for card.
Note:
• The background color of screen allows you to identify
whether disc or card is used on this DVD video camera/
recorder.
- Purple: When disc is used.
- Green: When card is used.
• Pressing the DISPLAY button will display the recording
date/time of the scene on which the cursor is placed in
the space for operating guide. Pressing DISPLAY again
will display the operating guide.
• If no disc or card is inserted, the Disc navigation screen
cannot be displayed even by pressing the DISC
NAVIGATION button.
• Each time Disc Navigation is started with a DVD-R disc
inserted, message “Creating Thumbnail ...” will appear.
After the message appears, the Disc Navigation screen
will appear.
• If the following disc or card is inserted, the Disc
Navigation screen will appear or some message will be
displayed:
- Write-protected disc
- Locked card
- Finalized DVD-R disc
• Do not leave the disc navigation screen displayed on TV
to which the DVD video camera/recorder is connected:
Doing so could damage the TV screen, possibly by
burning.
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PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the joystick to select the desired scene.
The selected scene will be framed: This is called
a “cursor”.
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A l l Pr og r ams
3 Press the A button.
Playback will start from the selected scene.
Note:
Tilting the joystick to left or right will move the cursor to
the preceding or following scene.
Tilting it up or down will move to preceding or following
page.
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A
Up or Down
PLAY
RAM
Left or Right
PLAY
RAM
●When playback ends:
The DVD video camera/
recorder will enter the
playback pause status at the
last image of last scene.
Pressing the C or DISC
NAVIGATION button will
restore the Disc Navigation
Playback pause
screen.
When the playback pause status continues for as
long as 5 minutes, the Disc Navigation screen will
automatically be restored.
Note:
• Press the A button to temporarily stop playback.
Pressing A 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 of disc.
• Pressing the C button will always restore the Disc
Navigation screen.
• When playing back a still with a large number of pixels on
card, “Playback.” will appear, and it will take some time
for the still to appear.
●Playing back stills
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A still will be displayed for approx. 3 seconds.
When playing back stills on card, playback will
stop after each still playback.
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SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the joystick to select the desired scene.
3 Press the SELECT button once:
The selected scene will be framed in red and
yellow.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select
multiple scenes.
To cancel a selected scene, select the scene to be
canceled, and then press the SELECT button.
To cancel all selected scenes, press the C button.
Note:
Although scenes can be randomly selected, playback will
always start from the lowest scene number.
SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES TOGETHER
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the joystick to select
the desired scene.
A l l Pr ogr ams
Note:
• You can know the status of scenes from the colors of
cursor and bargraph:
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RAM
PLAY
button for at least one
second:
The selected scene will
be doubly framed in
yellow and blue.
the last scene in the
range you want, and
then press the A
button:
ENTER
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RAM
CANCEL
A l l Pr ogr ams
PLAY
DESELECT ALL
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RAM
The thumbnails of
Red
scenes in the specified frame
range will be framed in When scenes up to this
red, and then selected.
point are selected
English
108
Light blue Current cursor position
Blue
of scenes being
Light blue Range
selected
Red
Status of scenes
Scenes already selected
• Pressing the A button after selecting scenes will play
A l l Pr ogr ams
Double frames in
yellow and blue
4 Use the joystick to select
Bar graph
Yellow
Red
Yellow frame
3 Hold down the SELECT
Cursor
back only the selected scenes from the beginning of
each.
• You can also select scenes in reverse from the last scene
in the range.
• To release multiple selection, press the SELECT or C
button after step 4.
• Up to 999 scenes can be selected for both disc and card.
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC NAVIGATION
The Disc Navigation mode will allow a variety of further operations.
Deletion of scenes
Disc or card used
13
Contents
You can delete unnecessary scenes.
Reference
page
111
Editing of scenes
1
You can attach fade and skip to a scene,
combine scenes, or divide one scene.
113 - 117
Scene information
display
123
You can display information on one scene
or multiple scenes, such as image quality,
recording time, etc.
122
Changing title
1
You can change the title of play list or
program.
124, 132
Creation of play list
1
You can create an original movie by
changing the combination of scenes.
126
Disc or Card initialization
13
You can initialize a DVD-RAM disc or card
so that it can be used on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
135
Copy from disc to card
13
You can copy photos recorded on DVDRAM disc to card.
118
You can use this DVD video camera/
recorder to finalize any DVD-R disc
recorded on it so that the disc can be
viewed on DVD player, etc.
137
You can repeatedly play back programs
and scenes.
138
You can play back stills continuously.
139
The remaining recordable movie time or
number of recordable stills is displayed.
134
You can protect the DVD-RAM disc to
prevent deletion or editing by mistake.
134
Disc finalization
2
Repeat play
12
Slide show
3
Remaining display
(Capacity)
Disc protection
123
1
Scene lock
3
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.
119
DPOF setting
3
You can set the number of prints for each
scene.
120
Note:
Editing functions (thumbnail, skip, fade) are original to this DVD video camera/recorder. When a disc edited on this DVD
video camera/recorder is directly played back on a DVD-RAM recorder or read into PC, the editing results will not be
reflected in the playback or reading. To reflect the editing results, connect both devices using the AV/S input/output cable
and then perform recording (dubbing (P.86)).
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English
Available function
UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION MENU
Press the MENU button on the Disc Navigation screen: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and menu
screens for disc and card will appear.
See pages 87-89 and 106 for how to interpret the screen.
Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.
●When using DVD-RAM disc
Scene
Delete
Edit
Copy
Select
Detail
(P.111)
(P.113)
(P.118)
(P.121)
(P.122)
Thumbnail (P.113)
Skip
(P.114)
Fade
(P.115)
Combine (P.116)
Divide
(P.117)
Move*
(P.114)
Start → Current
Current → End
All
(P.121)
(P.121)
(P.121)
* Will appear when a play list is displayed.
Play list
Program
Switch
Play
Create
Edit
Title
Delete
(P.127)
(P.127)
(P.126)
(P.128 - 131)
(P.132)
(P.132)
Switch
Play
Title
(P.123)
(P.124)
(P.124)
Go To
Top
End
Disc
Capacity
Protect Disc
Format Disc
Update Control Info.
Others
Category
(P.138)
Repeat Play (P.138)
ETC
(P.133)
(P.133)
●When using DVD-R disc
Scene
Select
Detail
(P.121)
(P.122)
Start → Current
Current → End
All
Program
Switch
Play
(P.123)
(P.124)
Disc
Capacity
(P.134)
Finalize Disc (P.137)
Go To
Top
End
(P.133)
(P.133)
Others
Repeat Play (P.138)
(P.121)
(P.121)
(P.121)
ETC
●When using card
Scene
(P.111)
(P.119)
(P.120)
(P.121)
(P.122)
Go To
Top
End
(P.133)
(P.133)
Card
Capacity
(P.134)
Format Card (P.135)
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Delete
Lock
DPOF
Select
Detail
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Start → Current
Current → End
All
Slide Show
(P.121)
(P.121)
(P.121)
All
DPOF
(P.139)
(P.139)
(P.134)
(P.134)
(P.135)
(P.136)
Scene
13
DELETING SCENES (DELETE)
You may want to delete unwanted scenes.
Scenes on DVD-R disc cannot be deleted, and menu item “Delete” will not appear with DVD-R disc.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene to be
deleted.
All Programs
7 Press the C button to
quit.
De l e t e Sc en e
0 05 / 0 1 3
0 05 / 0 1 4
3 Press the MENU
ENTER
EX I T
RAM
button.
PLAY
DESELECT ALL
RAM
Scene to be deleted
4 Choose “Delete” on the
“Scene” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
5 The “Delete Scene”
Sc ene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ETC
ENTER
RETURN
RAM
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.
6 The screen for verifying
deletion will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then
press the A button.
De l e t e Sc en e
9 / 30 / 2004 8 : 00:00AM
Scene No. 005
Note:
• If you point the cursor at the scene to be deleted on “All
Programs” 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
disc, divide the scene first, and then delete the
unnecessary part (See page 117).
• If you delete all data on disc or card, initializing the disc
or card will be recommended (See page 135).
• If the time of deleted scenes (stills) is quite short, the
remaining free space of disc may not increase in the disc
or card remaining indicator.
• The locked scenes on card cannot be deleted (See page
119).
• If even one play list has been created, message “Same
scenes on PlayList will be deleted. Delete scenes?” will
appear before deleting scene(s). This message will
appear even if the scene(s) to be deleted is not used in
the corresponding play list. In this case, choose “YES”
and then press the A button.
De l e t e sc en e?
YES
NO
English
ENTER
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.
111
●Editing using submenu
Press the MENU button before pressing the A button in step 5 (See page 111): The submenu will appear.
Ed i t
Se l e c t
Ex i t
De l e t e
ENTER
Edit
Select
Go To
RETURN
Go To
S t a r t – Cu r r en t
Cu r r en t – End
All
RAM
ENTER
RETURN
To p
En d
RAM
ENTER
RETURN
RAM
Exit...................... To restore the Disc Navigation screen
Delete ................. To delete selected scenes
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.
Note:
Although the submenu screen will appear for each setting, some menu items may not appear, depending on the setting.
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1
CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS (EDIT - 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.
Original thumbnail
You can use this image as thumbnail.
●
●
●
●
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
7 The screen for verifying
switching of thumbnail
2 Select the thumbnail of the scene to be changed.
will appear: Choose
“YES”, and then press
3 Press the MENU button.
the A button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Edit”,
Choose “NO” to cancel
“Thumbnail”, and then
press the A button.
Sc ene
ETC
ENTER
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.
●
Cha ng e Th umbna i l
Cha ng e t h umbna i l ?
YES
NO
ENTER
switching of thumbnail.
After Yes or No setting, the “Change
Thumbnail” screen will be restored.
Repeat steps 5-7 to change the other scenes.
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
T h umbna i l
Sk i p
F ad e
Comb i ne
D i v i de
RETURN
●
RAM
8 Press the C button to quit.
Select Thumbnail Point
SEL ENTER
CANCEL
If you want to change the scene whose
thumbnail is to be changed, you can change it
on this screen.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the A
button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear. (See
page 112)
• 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.
6 When the image you want to use as the
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thumbnail of the scene appears, press the
SELECT button.
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1
PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES (EDIT - SKIP)
You can specify “Skip” for scenes you do not want to play back: The selected scenes will be skipped.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene to be skipped.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Edit”,
“Skip”, and then press
the A button.
5 The “Set Skip” screen
6 Press the C button to quit.
A skip icon “
” will appear in the thumbnail
of any scene for which skipping has been set.
A l l Pr og r ams
Sc ene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ETC
T h umbna i l
Sk i p
F ad e
Comb i ne
D i v i de
RETURN
ENTER
will appear: If you are
sure you want to skip the
selected scene, press the A button.
0 01 / 013
Skip icon
PLAY
RAM
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.
RAM
●Releasing Skip
Perform the same procedure as setting skip: The
skip mark will disappear and skipping of the scene
will be released.
Note:
• Multiple scenes can be selected for skipping (P.108).
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the A
button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear (P.112).
1
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (EDIT - MOVE)
You can arrange scenes within a play list by moving them to desired positions. (P.131) Create a play list
first, and then arrange the scenes [“Creating New Play List (Create)”, P.126].
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1
DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY (EDIT - 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
Fade In
White:
Fades in from white screen
Fades out to white screen
Wipe:
Fades in from black screen to
vertical direction of screen
Fades out from vertical
direction of screen to black
screen
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene for adding special effects.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose, “Scene”, “Edit”,
“Fade” and then press
the A button.
5 The “Fade Set” screen
Fade Out
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.
A l l Pr og r ams
0 05 / 013
Sc ene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ETC
Thumbna i l
Sk i p
F ade
Comb i ne
D i v i de
RETURN
RAM
ENTER
will appear: If you are
sure you want to add the
fade effect to the scene, press the A button.
“In” effect
PLAY
RAM
“Out” effect
6 Select the special effects
for “IN” and/or “OUT”,
choose “Enter”, and then
press the A button.
Fa d e
IN
None
OUT
None
Wh i t e Wi pe
B/W
Wh i t e Wi pe
B/W
En t e r
English
If you want to change the scene to which fade is
added, you can change it on this screen.
Canc e l
ENTER
To cancel setting, choose
“Cancel”.
After setting, the “Fade Set” screen will be
restored.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add fade to other scenes.
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1
COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES (EDIT - COMBINE)
If you have recorded numerous short scenes, combining them will be facilitated by the use of Disc
Navigation.
Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes. Combining scenes is possible only when “Category: All”
is specified. (P.138) Stills cannot be combined.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the consecutive multiple scenes to be
combined.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose, “Scene”, “Edit”,
“Combine” and then
press the A button.
5 The “Combine Scenes”
Sc ene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ETC
Thumbna i l
Sk i p
Fade
Combine
D i v i de
RETURN
RAM
ENTER
screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to
combine the selected scenes, press the A
button.
If you want to change the scenes to be
combined, you can change them on this screen.
6 The screen for verifying
combination will
appear: Choose “YES”,
and then press the A
button.
Comb i ne Sc e n e s
Comb i ne s c e n e s ?
YES
NO
ENTER
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 5 and 6 to combine other scenes.
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7 Press the C button to quit.
Note:
Scenes in different programs (different recording dates)
cannot be combined: Create a play list first, and then
combine such scenes on the play list.
1
DIVIDING MOVIES (EDIT - DIVIDE)
You can divide a scene into two parts.
To delete unnecessary portion of scene, first divide the scene, and then delete the unnecessary portion.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene to be divided.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose, “Scene”, “Edit”,
“Divide” and then press
the A button.
5 The “Divide Scene”
Sc ene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ETC
Thumbna i l
Sk i p
Fade
Combine
D i v i de
RETURN
RAM
ENTER
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.
The selected scene will be played back.
6 When you reach the
point where you want to
divide the scene, press
the SELECT button.
Se l ect D i v i s i o n Po i n t
002 RAM 0 : 00 : 18
SEL ENTER
7 The screen for verifying
division will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then
press the A button.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the A
button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear. (P.112)
• The status bar of scene being played back can be
switched off or on by pressing the DISPLAY button.
• Search and frame advance are useful when designating
division points.
• If a special effect has been added to the original scene,
the “IN” effect will be added to the first half of scene, and
the “OUT” effect, to the latter half.
• The division point may drift before or after the
designated point by approximately 0.5 seconds.
• Since a scene with a skip set cannot be played back, no
division point can be specified: Release the skip for the
scene before dividing it.
• If the division point is at a still, a message will appear, but
no division will be made.
• If the division point is at the start or end of a scene, a
message will appear, but no division will be made.
• A movie scene whose recording time is 0.5 seconds or
less cannot be divided.
• If free space available on disc is insufficient, division will
not be possible: Delete unnecessary scenes.
• Pressing the C button on the screen for verification will
restore the thumbnail display screen.
CANCEL
Status bar of scene
being played back
D i v i de Scene
D i v i de s cene?
YES
NO
ENTER
Choose “NO” to cancel
division.
After division, the “Divide Scene” screen will
be restored.
Repeat steps 5-7 to divide another scene.
English
8 Press the C button to quit.
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COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM DISC TO CARD (COPY)
1 Set the power switch to “O VIDEO” or
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.112)
• See “Category” (P.138) to check the stills recorded on
DVD-RAM disc.
• You can also select multiple scenes (P.108).
• Even if all scenes, including movies, are selected to be
copied, only stills will be copied.
• Data on card cannot be copied to disc.
• The quality of still copied from disc to card will be the
same as when you recorded still on disc.
• Stills recorded on a device other than this DVD video
camera/recorder may not be copied normally.
“N PHOTO“.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Select the still to be copied.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose “Copy” on the
“Scene” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
Sc ene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ETC
ENTER
6 The “Copy to card”
screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to
copy the selected still,
press the A button.
RAM
RETURN
Copy t o c a r d
ENTER
003/014
RAM
EX I T
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.
Copy t o c a r d
Copy PHOTO s c e n e s
to card?
YES
ENTER
NO
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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3
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 “P PHOTO”.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Select the scene to be locked.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose “Lock” on the
“Scene” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
6 The “Lock Set” screen
Sc ene
De l e t e
Lock
DPOF
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ENTER
●To unlock the scene:
Select the locked scene, and then use the same
procedure as above to unlock the scene: The lock
icon will disappear and locking will be released.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the A
button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear. (P.112)
• You can also select multiple scenes (P.108).
• When initializing the card, the locked scenes will also be
deleted.
RETURN
will appear: If you are
sure you want to lock the selected scene, press
the A button.
L o ck Se t
7 / 19
Lock icon
ENTER
EX I T
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.
English
The lock icon “ ” will appear on any scene for
which lock has been set.
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3
DESIGNATING SCENES TO BE PRINTED (DPOF)
You can use DPOF to set print information, including selection of the scenes to be printed, so that you
will be able to use it on a system conforming to DPOF.
Note:
DPOF stands for digital print order format. DPOF is used to ask a print lab to print recorded stills.
1 Set the power switch to “P PHOTO”.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Select the scene to which DPOF is to be set.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose “DPOF” on the
“Scene” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
6 The “DPOF Set” screen
Sc ene
De l e t e
Lock
DPOF
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ENTER
RETURN
will appear: If you are
sure you want to set DPOF to the scene, press
the A button.
DPOF Se t
EXIT
DPOF icon
If you want to change the scene to which DPOF
is set, you can change it on this screen.
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the number of prints,
and then press the A
button:
DPOF Se t
7 / 19
3
ENTER
EX I T
Tilt it up or to right: To
increase the number one
by one.
Tilt it down or to left: To decrease the number
one by one.
Pressing the A button will display the DPOF
icon on the selected scene(s).
After setting, the “DPOF Set” screen will be
restored.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 to set DPOF to another still.
8 Press the C button to quit.
The DPOF icon “ ” will appear on any scene
for which DPOF has been set.
7 / 19
6
ENTER
7 Use joystick to specify
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the A
button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear. (P.112)
• You can also select multiple photos (P.108).
• If you specify the number after selecting multiple stills,
the same specified number will be set to all those stills.
• Up to 99 prints can be set for one scene. The maximum
number of settable prints on one card is 999.
• This DVD video camera/recorder may not recognize
DPOF that has been set on another device: Always set
the DPOF on this DVD video camera/recorder.
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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 Select the first scene to be selected.
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
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ETC
ENTER
A l l Pr ogr ams
S t a r t – Cu r r en t
Cu r r en t – End
All
RAM
RETURN
006 / 011
Current scene
RAM
PLAY
A l l Pr ogr ams
PLAY
006 / 011
DESELECT ALL
A l l Pr ogr ams
RAM
“Start → Current” is specified:
The scenes from the first to
current will be selected.
PLAY
006 / 011
DESELECT ALL
RAM
“Current → End” is specified:
The scenes from the current
to end will be selected.
A l l Pr ogr ams
PLAY
DESELECT ALL
006 / 011
RAM
“All” is specified:
All scenes from the first to end
will be selected
●Deselecting selected scenes
Deselecting scenes one by one:
While you are displaying the “All Programs”
screen on which scenes have been selected, choose
the scene to be deselected and then press the
SELECT button.
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.
English
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 Select the scene whose information you wish to
know.
If you have selected multiple scenes, the
information shown below will appear.
Pressing the C button will restore the
thumbnail display screen.
(When using disc)
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Scene”, “Detail”, and then press the
A button.
*1
*2
*3
The detailed information on the scene will
appear.
(When using disc)
(When using card)
*2
De t a i l
*1
De t a i l
Sc e n e N o. 0 0 7
V IDEO (F I NE ) 1m i n13 s e c
Da t e : 9 / 30 / 2004 8 : 00:00AM
S k i p :O f f
Fa d e IN : None OUT :None
PREV
NEXT
RETURN
Sc e n e N o. 7
100–0007(640)
Da t e : 9 / 30 / 2004 8 : 00:00AM
L o c k :O f f
DPOF Number o f p r i n t s : 6
PREV
NEXT
*3
RETURN
*1 Not displayed with DVD-R disc.
*2 May not appear if the loaded card does not
comply with DCF.
*3 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:
Tilting the joystick to right will display information on the
following scene; tilting the joystick to left will display
information on the preceding scene.
5 Press the C button to quit.
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De t a i l
V I DEO : 1m i n43sec ( 2s c e n e s )
( XTRA) : 0m i n 0sec ( 0s c e n e s )
( F I NE) : 1m i n43sec ( 2s c e n e s )
( STD ) : 0m i n 0sec ( 0s c e n e s )
( - - - ) : 1m i n 0sec ( 0s c e n e s )
PHOTO : 0
RETURN
*1 With DVD-R disc, the quality mode (FINE, STD or
LPCM) selected first will appear.
*2 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.
Also, this will not appear when a DVD-R disc is
used.
*3 This will not appear with DVD-R disc, since no still
image can be recorded on it.
(When using card)
De t a i l
Scene No. 6
9 / 27 / 2004 12 : 5 0:00PM
Scene No. 7
9 / 30 / 2004 8 : 0 0:00AM
Scenes: 2
RETURN
Note:
• If multiple scenes have been selected, the total
recording time of the selected scenes (total number in
case of stills) will appear.
• If a DVD-R disc recorded on a device other than this DVD
video camera/recorder is inserted (already finalized), no
scene information will appear.
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
Scene No. 2
9:00AM Movie
Scene No. 3
10:20AM Still
Scene No. 4
11:45AM Still
Scene No. 5
1:30PM Movie
Scene No. 6
5:20PM Still
8:00PM
Program No. 1
Recorded on September 10
12
SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF SPECIFIC DATE (SWITCH)
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 Choose “Switch” on the
P r og r am
Sw i t c h
Play
Ti t le
ETC
ENTER
4 Select the program to be
displayed, and then
press the A button.
The Disc Navigation
screen of the selected
program will appear.
RETURN
RAM
Sw i t c h P r og r am
A l l Pr og r ams
01 8 / 3 0 / 2004
02 9 / 1 0 / 2004
03 9 / 3 0 / 2004
ENTER RETURN
0 3 9 / 30 / 20 0 4
PLAY
English
“Program” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
Note:
• Pressing the C button on the “Switch Program” screen
will restore the Disc Navigation screen.
• The dates displayed on the program select screen will be
in the Date Mode used when the first scenes of
programs were recorded, and the date displays
M/D/Y, D/M/Y and Y/M/D may be mixed.
• If a DVD-RAM or DVD-R 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.
0 01 / 008
RAM
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12
PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY)
You can play back only the selected program.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 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.
P r og r am
S t a r t P r og r am
Sw i t c h
Play
Ti t le
A l l Pr og r ams
01 8 / 3 0 / 2004
02 9 / 1 0 / 2004
03 9 / 3 0 / 2004
ENTER RETURN
ETC
ENTER
RETURN
RAM
8 : 00AM
9 / 30 / 2004
Note:
If “Repeat Play: On” is specified, the selected program will
be repeatedly played back. (P.138 PLAYING BACK
SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY))
1
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.
5 Select a letter and then
press the A button:
2 Press the MENU button.
The selected letter will
be entered.
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.
The screen for setting a
title will appear.
English
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Repeat this procedure to
create a title.
P r og r am T i t l e
01 8 / 3 0 / 2004
02 9 / 1 0 / 2004
03 9 / 3 0 / 2004
ENTER
RETURN
Title input bar
TITLE 9 / 30/ 2004
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
A B C D E F G H
N O P Q R S T U
À È Ì Ò Ù Á É Í
Â Ê Î Ô Û Ä Ë Ï
1
Enter
INPUT DELETE
9
I
V
Ó
Ö
0
J
W
Ú
Ü
SPACE
K L M
X Y Z
Ã Ñ Õ
Ç
Cancel
SEL SELECT
Input mode
Palette for selecting
characters
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.
TITLE a t a Par k
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
a b c d e f g h
n o p q r s t u
à è ì ò ù á é í
â ê î ô û ä ë ï
2
Enter
ENTER DELETE
9
i
v
ó
ö
0
j
w
ú
ü
SPACE
k l m
x y z
ã ñ õ
ç ß
Cancel
SEL SELECT
●Characters available for entering
title
You can use the joystick to select characters from
the “capital letter”, “small letter” and “symbol”
input modes.
With step 5, select the input mode and then press
the A button, or press the DISPLAY button.
T I T L E 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.
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 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”.
• 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.
TITLE 9 / 30/ 2004
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 VWX 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
Enter
Cancel
CHANGE DELETE SEL SELECT
TITLE 9 / 30/ 2004
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
Enter
Cancel
CHANGE DELETE SEL SELECT
Input mode
TITLE 9 / 30/ 2004
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 SPACE
3
CHANGE
Enter
DELETE
Cancel
SEL SELECT
English
6 After entering the title,
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1
Play List
WHAT IS “PLAY LIST”?
You can create a play list on this DVD video camera/recorder by gathering your favorites from the
recorded scenes.
Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the disc capacity by making
a play list. On the other hand, deleting scenes on play list will not increase the remaining disc capacity
for recording.
Example:
Program 1 (recorded on September 27, 2004)
Program 2 (recorded on September 30, 2004)
Play list 1 created
Play list of up to No. 99 can be created, and up to 999 scenes can be included in each play list of No. 1 to
No. 99.
CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scenes to be programmed in a play
list.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose “Create” on the
“PlayList” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
English
5 The scene select screen
will appear: If the
selected scenes on the
play list are the ones
you want, press the A
button.
6 When creation of a play list is complete, the Disc
Navigation screen will appear.
P l ayL i s t
Sw i t c h
P l ay
Creat e
Ed i t
Title
ETC
De l e t e
ENTER RETURN
0 5 9 / 3 0 / 2004 8 : . .
RAM
0 06 / 006
If you want to change
RAM
PLAY
the scenes with which
you want to create a
play list, you can change them on this screen.
126
With the created play list, you can also add
scenes recorded on another day or delete
unnecessary scenes afterwards.
Note:
• You can also select multiple scenes (P.108).
• If the added scene had skip or fade setting, that
information will also be added to the play list.
• 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.132).
• If free space available on disc is insufficient, creation of
new play list may not be possible: Delete unnecessary
scenes.
• 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 you press the MENU button before pressing A in
step 5, the submenu will appear (see page 112).
SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST (SWITCH)
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 Choose “Switch” on the
“PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
PlayL i s t
Sw i t c h
Play
Create
Ed i t
Ti t le
ETC
Del e te
ENTER RETURN
4 Use the “Switch Playlist”
screen to select the play
list you wish to display,
and then press the A
button.
0 1 8 / 3 0 / 2004 1 2 : . .
0 01 / 008
RAM
PLAY
The Disc Navigation
screen of the selected play list will be displayed.
RAM
Note:
To display the Disc Navigation screen showing all
programs (all recorded scenes), choose “All Programs” on
the “Switch PlayList” screen.
Sw i t c h P l a y L i s t
A l l Pr og r ams
01 8 / 3 0 / 2004 12 : 3 0PM
02 9 / 1 0 / 2004 8 : 0 0AM
03 9 / 1 2 / 2004 9 : 3 0AM
ENTER RETURN
●Editing on play list
When making settings on play list, such as
changing title, setting skip, adding fade, etc., use
the same procedure for setting on program or
scenes. Perform these settings, referring to the
following reference pages:
Deleting scene,
Changing thumbnail,
Setting skip,
Adding fade,
Combining scenes,
Dividing a scene,
Copying to card
Changing title,
Arranging order of scenes,
P.111
P.113
P.114
P.115
P.116
P.117
P.118
P.124, 132
P.131
PLAYING BACK A PLAY LIST (PLAY)
“PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
PlayL i s t
Sw i t c h
Play
Create
Ed i t
Ti t le
ETC
Del e te
ENTER RETURN
S t a r t P layL i s t
4 Use the “Start Playlist”
screen to select the play
list to be played back,
and then press the A
button.
RAM
1 2 : 30PM
8 / 30 / 2004
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.
Note:
If “Repeat Play On” is specified, the play list will be
repeatedly played back (see page 138).
01 8 / 3 0 / 2004 12 : 3 0PM
02 9 / 1 0 / 2004 8 : 0 0AM
03 9 / 1 2 / 2004 9 : 3 0AM
04 9 / 2 0 / 2004 3 : 1 5PM
ENTER RETURN
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English
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Play” on the
ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Edit” on the
“PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
4 Use the play list select
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.
Note:
If the DISPLAY button is
pressed when the
thumbnails are displayed,
the recording date/time of
the selected scene will
appear across the bottom of
screen. Press DISPLAY
button again to restore the
previous screen.
English
128
5 Tilt the joystick down to move the cursor to the
lower row, and tilt it to left or right 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
ETC
Del e te
ENTER RETURN
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r ams
Scene to be added
P l a yL i s t N o . 0 1
01 8 / 3 0 / 2004 12 : 3 0PM
02 9 / 1 0 / 2004 8 : 0 0AM
03 9 / 1 2 / 2004 9 : 3 0AM
04 9 / 2 0 / 2004 3 : 1 5PM
ENTER RETURN
P l a yL i s t N o . 0 1
ADD
008/008
Insertion position
RAM
Ed i t P l a y L i s t
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r ams
004/014
004/014
007/007
EX I T
ADD
EX I T
*1 *2
*1: Number of scene before insertion position cursor
*2: Number of all scenes on play list
6 Tilt the joystick up to move the cursor to the
upper row, and tilt it to left or right to point the
cursor to the scene to be added.
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.
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
008/008
8 / 3 0 / 2 0 0 4 1 2 : 3 0: 0 0PM
Recording date/time
Note:
• The cursor shows the position where the scene is to be
added.
• You can also select multiple scenes (P.108).
• Pressing C 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 (see page 112).
DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Display the editing
screen of the play list to
be edited.
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 2
Perform steps 2−4 on
page 128.
DELETE
4 Press the A button.
004/014
008/008
EX I T
3 Move the cursor to the play list in lower row,
and place the cursor on the scene to be deleted.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to
delete other scenes.
5 Press the C button: The
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 No . 02
DELETE
004/014
007/007
EX I T
screen for verifying exit
will appear.
Note:
• You can also select multiple scenes (P.108).
• Place the cursor on scene to be deleted, and then press
the DELETE button on remote control: You can also
delete the scene on the play list.
ADDING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)
You can use the menu screen to add scenes to a play list.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
5 Press the MENU button.
2 Display the editing screen of the play list to be 6 Choose “Add”, and then
edited.
press the A button.
Perform steps 2−4 on page 128.
Repeat steps 3−6 to add
other scenes.
position where you wish to insert a scene.
4 Select the scenes to be added from the upper
row.
P l a yL i s t No . 0 3
ENTER
P l a yL i s t No . 03
ADD
EX I T
004/014
007/007
Scene to be
added
Insertion
position
007/007
RETURN
7 Press the C button to
quit.
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 No . 03
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r ams
004/014
ADD
004/014
008/008
EX I T
Note:
• The selected scenes will be added in the insertion
position.
• You can also select multiple scenes (P.108).
English
3 From the play list in lower row, select the
Ed i t
A l l Ex
P r oi tg r a ms
Add
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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.
2 Display the editing
screen of the play list to
be edited.
Ed i t P l a yL i s t
A l l P r o g r a ms
P l a yL i s t No . 0 4
Perform steps 2−4 on
page 128.
ADD
5 Choose “Delete” on the
001/014
007/007
“Edit” menu screen, and
then press the A
button.
Repeat steps 3−5: other
scenes can be deleted.
Ed i t
A l l Ex
P r oi tg r ams
De l e t e
P l a yL i s t No . 0 4
ENTER
001/014
007/007
RETURN
EX I T
3 Move the cursor to the play list in lower row.
4 Select the scene to be deleted, and then press the
MENU button.
6 Press the C button: The screen for verifying exit
will appear.
Note:
• If all scenes on play list are deleted, the play list itself will
also be deleted.
• You can also select multiple scenes (P.108).
SELECTING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)
You can specify the range of scenes when adding or deleting consecutive multiple scenes to/from play
list. This “Select” menu item is useful when selecting consecutive multiple scenes in items for adding or
deleting scenes using menu on page 121.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Display the editing
screen of the play list to
be edited.
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 No . 04
Perform steps 2−4 on
page 128.
ADD
4 Choose “Start →
004/014
007/007
EX I T
3 Specify the first scene of those you wish to
select, and then press the MENU button.
Current”, “Current →
End”, “All” on the
“Select” menu screen,
and then press the A
button.
ENTER
001/014
007/007
RETURN
Note:
See page 121 for the status of scenes to be selected.
5 Press the C button: The screen for verifying exit
will appear.
English
130
Se l ect
A l l P r o g r ams
S t a r t – Cu r r en t
Cu r r en t – End
P l a yLA il sl t No. 0 3
ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE)
You can move scenes only when “Category: All” is specified.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Switch” on the “PlayList” menu
9 The screen for verifying
move will appear:
Choose “YES”, and then
press the A button.
NO
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.
4 Select the scene to be moved.
5 Press the MENU button.
6 Choose “Scene”, “Edit”,
7 The “Move Scenes”
Move sc e n e s?
YES
ENTER
screen, and then press the A button.
“Move”, and then press
the A button.
Move Scene
10 Press the C button to quit.
Sc ene
De l e t e
Ed i t
Copy
Se l e c t
De t a i l
ETC
Thumbna i l
Sk i p
F ade
Comb i ne
D i v i de
Mo v e
RETURN
ENTER
screen will appear: If you
are sure you want to
move the scene, press the A button.
RAM
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the A
button in step 7, the submenu screen will appear.
• You can also move multiple scenes (P.108).
• Only scenes on play list can be moved.
If you want to change the scene to be moved,
you can change it on this screen.
position where you wish
to move the scene, and
then press the A
button.
Se l e c t I n s e r t P o i n t
ENTER
RETURN
0 06 / 0 1 9
RAM
English
8 Move the “ ” mark to the
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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.
5 The screen for verifying
exit will appear: Choose
2 Press the MENU button.
“YES” and then press the
A button.
3 Choose “Title” on the “PlayList” menu screen,
and then press the A button.
the C button to
4 Use the “Playlist Title” screen to select the play 6 Press
quit.
list whose title you wish to change, and then
press the A button.
See “Changing Title of
Program (Title)” on
page 124 for how to enter
a title.
P layL i s t Ti t l e
01 8 / 3 0 / 2004
02 9 / 1 0 / 2004
03 9 / 1 2 / 2004
04 9 / 2 0 / 2004
ENTER RETURN
12 : 3 0PM
8 : 0 0AM
9 : 3 0AM
3 : 1 5PM
After changing the title,
the Disc Navigation
screen on the play list
whose title has been
changed will appear.
T I T L E 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
0 1 a t a Pa r k
PLAY
0 01 / 008
RAM
Note:
The registered title can be changed at any time using the
same procedure.
DELETING PLAY LIST (DELETE)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 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.
De l e t e P l a y L i s t
01 8 / 3 0 / 2004
02 9 / 1 0 / 2004
03 9 / 1 2 / 2004
04 9 / 2 0 / 2004
ENTER RETURN
12 : 3 0PM
8 : 0 0AM
9 : 3 0AM
3 : 1 5PM
De l e t e P l a y L i s t
P l a y L i s t No. 01
8 / 30 / 2004 1 2 : 30PM
De l e t e P l a y L i s t ?
YES
NO
ENTER
English
132
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.
Note:
Even if you delete a play list, the original scenes stored on
disc will not be deleted.
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Go To
From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the first scene or last scene.
TOP (END)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Top” or “End”
Go T o
To p
En d
ETC
ENTER
RETURN
A l l Pr ogr ams
PLAY
RAM
014 / 014
RAM
(When “End” is specified)
English
on the “Go To” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
133
Disc or Card Management
123
VERIFYING REMAINING FREE SPACE ON DISC OR CARD (CAPACITY)
You can find out how long you will be able to record on one side of disc or on card.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Capacity” on the “Disc” or “Card”
menu screen, and then press the A button.
(When using disc)
*1
*2
Cap a c i t y
Approx.
V I DEO( XTRA) : 17m i n
V I DEO( F I NE) : 26m i n
V I DEO( STD) : 54m i n
PHOTO
: 996
Cap a c i t y
: 9 0%
RETURN
4 Press the C button to quit.
The Disc Navigation screen will be restored.
Note:
With a write-protected disc (see “Terminology”, P. 160) or
locked card, the remaining space will always be displayed
as “0”.
(When using card)
Cap a c i t y
Approx.
PHOTO( FINE) :
PHOTO( NORM) :
PHOTO( ECO) :
Cap a c i t y
:
462
924
1848
9 6%
RETURN
*1 With DVD-R disc: The quality mode first used for
recording with disc will appear.
*2 With DVD-R disc: This will not be displayed.
1
PROTECTING DISC FROM WRITING (PROTECT DISC)
You can protect a DVD-RAM disc in order to prevent recorded images from being erased or edited by
mistake. Further recording will not be possible on protected disc until the protection is released.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Protect Disc”
on the “Disc” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
4 The screen for verifying
protection will appear:
English
Choose “YES”, and
then press the A
button.
134
Disc
Ca pac i t y
P r o t e c t D i sc
Fo rma t D i s c
ETC
Upd a t e Con t r o l I n f o .
RAM
ENTER RETURN
Protect Disc
Write protect disc?
YES
ENTER
NO
Choose “NO” to cancel
protection.
After “YES” or “NO”
setting, the Disc
Navigation screen will
be restored.
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PLAY
0 01 / 019
RAM
Disc protect icon
Note:
• To release disc protection,
perform the same procedure as above: The screen for
verifying the release of protection will appear.
Choose “YES” to release the protection.
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INITIALIZING DVD-RAM DISC OR CARD (FORMAT DISC. FORMAT CARD)
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.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Format Disc” or “Format Card” on the
“Disc” or “Card” menu screen, and then press
the A button.
The screen for verifying “Format Disc” or
“Format Card” will appear.
4 Choose “YES”, and then press the A button.
Choose “NO” to cancel initialization.
F o rma t Ca r d
F o rma t D i s c
A l l data wi l l be deleted.
F o rma t t h e d i s c now ?
YES
A l l data wi l l be deleted.
F o rma t t h e ca r d now ?
YES
NO
ENTER
(When using
DVD-RAM disc)
Note:
• Initialization will delete all the recorded contents on disc
or card: Be careful not to delete data by mistake.
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger when initializing
disc or card so that the DVD video camera/recorder is
not turned off midway. If initialization is interrupted by
power off, the disc or card will not be initialized correctly,
or it may be damaged.
• It may not be possible to initialize a disc with many
scratches or dirt: Such a disc cannot be used (P.82).
• If you use a brand-new DVD-R disc, message “Disc is
not formatted” will appear: Initialize the disc, following
the subsequent messages (P.45).
• 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.
NO
ENTER
(When using card)
English
When initializing one side of the disc is
complete, the DVD video camera/recorder will
return to the recording pause status.
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UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF DVD-RAM DISC
(UPDATE CONTROL INFO.)
Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder handles information on scenes, such as thumbnail,
skip, fade, in a particular manner. If you use another device to edit a disc recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder, and then use the data again with Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder,
the Disc Navigation may not appear normally. If this happens, use the Update Control Info function to
update the data.
Before You Begin
• When using the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/
recorder for updating control information, make sure that power is not
turned off during updating: If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off
during updating and the updating is interrupted, the control information will
not be updated correctly.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Update Control Info.” on the “Disc”
menu screen, and then press the A button.
The screen for verifying “Update Control Info.”
will appear.
4 Choose “YES”, and then
press the A button.
Upda te Con t r o l I n f o.
Upda te Con t r o l I n f o?
The message for
YES
NO
proceeding will appear,
ENTER
and then the Disc
Navigation menu screen
will be restored.
A black screen may appear while the message
for updating is displayed.
Choose “NO” to cancel updating.
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5 Press the C button to quit.
Note:
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger when updating
the control information so that the DVD video camera/
recorder is not turned off midway. If updating of control
information is interrupted by power off, the control
information will not be updated correctly.
• It may take time to update the control information if the
disc has many recorded scenes.
• Pressing the C button on the screen for verification will
restore the thumbnail display screen.
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FINALIZING DVD-R DISC (FINALIZE DISC)
Before You Begin
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/
recorder when finalizing a DVD-R disc. 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-R disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, using a device
conforming to 8 cm DVD-R disc - such as a DVD player, etc. - you must finalize the disc on this DVD
video camera/recorder. (See “Terminology”, P.160)
The finalized DVD-R disc can be played on a DVD player, as “DVD Video”: The date of program will
appear on the menu screen of DVD player as a title.
screen, and then press the A button.
The disc will be finalized.
5 When finalization is complete, the Disc
Navigation screen of all programs will appear.
SELECT I TEM
01:
02:
03:
04:
05:
1 9 / 10/2004
1 9 / 15/2004
1 9 / 18/2004
1 0 / 08/2004
1 0 / 10/2004
TOP
4 Choose “YES”, and then
press the A button.
Finalize Disc
Further recording on this
disc will be impossible.
Finalize? (Apporox. 23min.)
YES
NO
ENTER
The message showing
A l l Pr og r ams
0 01/ 015
that the disc is being
finalized will appear,
and the disc will then be
finalized.
PLAY
will appear on the Disc
Navigation screen for a
Finalized DVD-R disc
finalized disc.
PREV
001 / 010
06:
07:
08:
09:
10:
1 1 / 13/2004
1 1 / 23/2004
1 1 / 30/2004
1 2 / 13/2004
1 2 / 10/2004
NEXT
END
(Screen when viewed
on DVD player)
Note:
• Do not finalize a disc recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder using any other device.
• No recording can be done on any DVD-R disc that has
been finalized.
• If the disc in the DVD video camera/recorder has already
been finalized, you cannot choose “Finalize Disc”.
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger when finalizing
disc. Finalization cannot be executed using a battery.
If finalization is interrupted by power off, the disc will not
be finalized correctly, or it may be damaged.
• The time required to finalize disc that appears on the
“Finalize Disc” screen is only for reference.
• The shorter the recording time on disc, the longer it will
take to finalize it.
English
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Finalize Disc” on the “Disc” menu
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Others
DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY)
Scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder will be displayed in the order of recording
regardless of whether they are movies or stills. You can use the Disc Navigation screen to switch this
display to stills only or movies only.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Category” on
the “Others” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
4 Specify the desired
option for display, and
then press the A
button.
Others
Category
Repeat Play
ENTER RETURN
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RAM
PLAY
Al l
V I DEO
PHOTO
RAM
0 06/ 015
(When “PHOTO” is
specified)
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.
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PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY)
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose “Repeat Play”
on the “Others” menu
screen, and then press
the A button.
4 Choose “On”, and then
●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.
If the range for playback has been specified:
Playback of the scenes in that range will repeat.
Others
Category
Repeat Play
ENTER RETURN
●To release Repeat Play
On
Of f
RAM
press the A button:
Playback will start.
Choose “Off” to cancel Repeat Play Setting.
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Use one of the following 3 methods to release:
• Choose “Off” in step 4 above.
• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off once.
• Press the DISC EJECT button to remove the disc.
Note:
• Press the C button to terminate playback. However, the
Repeat Play setting will not be cancelled.
• Still images can also be played back repeatedly.
• Repeat playback will not function when playback is
instructed from the recording pause status.
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 Choose “Slide Show”,
“All” or “DPOF”, and
then press the A
button.
All:
DPOF:
Slide Show
Note:
• One still is played for approx. 5 seconds.
• With slide show, playback starts from the first still on
card.
• If you press the C button or turn the DVD video camera/
recorder off, Slide Show will be canceled.
Al l
DPOF
ENTER RETURN
To play all stills
recorded on
card in slide show.
To play only stills to which DPOF has
been set in slide show.
English
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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Connecting to PC
THE FOLLOWING ARE AVAILABLE WHEN CONNECTING TO PC
Use the provided PC connection cable to connect this DVD video camera/recorder to your PC in which
the software on the CD-ROM provided or generally available software is installed: The videos and
photos recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder can be used on the PC.
●Using, on PC, the photos recorded on DVD-RAM disc or card in this DVD
video camera/recorder:
Original disc
Application used
DVD-RAM disc or card recorded on this Application on which JPEG files can be used
DVD video camera/recorder
• Open the DCIM\100*HPNX1 folder of DVD-RAM disc or card.
●Viewing, on PC, DVD-RAM disc recorded on this DVD video camera/
recorder:
Original disc
Application used
DVD-RAM disc recorded on this DVD DVD-MovieAlbumSE** or generally available playback software
video camera/recorder
conforming to DVD video recording (DVD-VR) format (see
“Terminology”, P. 160)
Example: PowerDVD XP produced by CyberLink
●Viewing, on PC, DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder:
Original disc
Application used
DVD-R disc recorded and finalized on Generally available playback software compatible with DVD video
this DVD video camera/recorder
(see “Terminology”, P. 160)
Example: PowerDVD XP produced by CyberLink
●Copying contents on DVD-RAM disc recorded on this DVD video camera/
recorder to another DVD-RAM disc using PC:
Original disc
Written media
English
DVD-RAM disc recorded on Another DVD-RAM disc
this DVD video camera/
recorder
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Application used
DVD-MovieAlbum copy tool**
• Copy the data to hard disk of PC, and then write
the data to another DVD-RAM disc.
• Copying in program units is also possible.
●Using PC to edit images on DVD-RAM disc recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder:
Original disc
Written disc
Application used
DVD-RAM disc recorded on Original DVD-RAM disc or DVD-MovieAlbumSE**
this DVD video camera/
another DVD-RAM disc
recorder
●Using PC to edit images on DVD-RAM disc recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder and create a DVD video (DVD-R disc) (see page 152):
Original disc
Written disc
DVD-RAM disc recorded on Blank DVD-R disc
this DVD video camera/
recorder
Application used
• DVD-MovieAlbumSE**
• MyDVD**
* The number may be different when recording was made on a device conforming to DCF.
** Software stored on the provided CD-ROM
Note:
Images recorded on DVD-R disc cannot be edited on the software provided with this DVD video camera/recorder.
Languages compatible with each software program:
English
• DVD-MovieAlbumSE and UDF driver (DVD-RAM driver) can handle Japanese, English, German,
French, Spanish and Italian.
• 3D-TitleSTUDIO provided with DVD-MovieAlbumSE can handle Japanese and English.
• MyDVD can handle Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (simplified and
traditional), Dutch, Korean, Portuguese, Swedish and Thai.
• When installing the provided software, the language on your Windows® will automatically be
installed: If your Windows® is run on a language other than the above, the English version will be
installed.
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Contents on Provided CD-ROM
The CD-ROM supplied with the DVD video camera/recorder contains the following folders:
To refer to the contents of CD-ROM, set the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of PC, right-click the CD-ROM
icon and choose “Open”.
Contains the DVD-MovieAlbumSE (see page 148 for installation).
You can use DVD-MovieAlbumSE to edit the images recorded on
DVD-RAM disc and create a 3D title.
Contains the MyDVD (see page 150 for installation).
You can use MyDVD to create a DVD-Video disc from movies
edited on DVD-MovieAlbumSE.
Contains the UDF driver (see page 146 for installation).
Install this driver if you wish to use JPEG stills recorded on DVDRAM disc, on your PC.
Contains the USB2.0 driver (see page 145 for installation).
Install this driver when using the provided PC connection cable to
connect this DVD video camera/recorder to PC: If the USB terminal
of your PC is USB1.1, use this driver.
Contains the Acrobat Reader (see page 143 for installation).
If Acrobat Reader is not installed in your PC, you will need to install
it in order to open the on-line manuals (instruction manual files) for
DVD-MovieAlbumSE and UDF driver.
Although the CD-ROM may contain a folder or file other than the above, they will not be needed on this DVD
video camera/recorder unless some special instruction is given.
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Read the electronic instruction manuals (on-line manuals) on PC for complete information on using each
software program.
●DVD-MovieAlbumSE
●MyDVD
You can read the instruction manual using either
of the following procedures:
• Open the PDF file in
DVDMASE 3\manuals\English folder
contained on the provided CD-ROM.
• After installing DVD-MovieAlbumSE, open
“Programs”or “All Programs” from the
Windows “Start” menu, choose “Hitachi
DVDCAM” and “DVD-MovieAlbumSE”, and
then open “On-line Manual”.
• After installing MyDVD, open “Programs” or
“All Programs” from the Windows “Start”
menu, choose “Sonic” and “MyDVD”, and then
open the electronic instruction manual in
“Document” folder.
To read the above manual, you will need Adobe
Acrobat Reader.
If Adobe Acrobat Reader has not been installed in
your PC, start AcrobatReader\English
\AR500ENU.exe on the provided CD-ROM to
install it.
To read the above manual, a Web browser (Internet
Explorer, Netscape Communicator, etc.) must be
set up in your PC.
If you cannot open the electronic instruction
manual of MyDVD, consult the maker of your PC
about the setup method for Web browser.
●UDF driver (DVD-RAM driver)
• After installing the UDF driver (DVD-RAM
driver), open “Programs” or “All Programs”
from the Windows “Start” menu, choose “DVDRAM” and “DVD-RAM Driver”, and then open
“How to use DVD-RAM disc”.
No electronic instruction manual is provided with
the USB driver.
●Requirements of available PC
Note:
• Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases:
- When OS other than Windows® 98 Second Edition / Me / 2000 Professional / XP is installed
- When operated on Pentium® compatible CPU other than those produced by Intel® or AMD®
- When connected via USB hub
- When connected using cables other than the provided PC connection cable or mini-USB B connector 5-pin type PC
connection cable (generally available)
- When a USB device other than this DVD video camera/recorder, keyboard or mouse is connected to PC
• Multiprocessor is not supported.
• Can also be used with Windows® 98, but OS of Windows® 98 Second Edition or higher is necessary in order to use
all functions of DVD-MovieAlbumSE.
• 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.
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English
• OS: Windows® 98 Second Edition / Me / 2000 Professional / XP
• Computer: IBM PC/AT compatible
• CPU: Intel® Pentium® III 450 MHz or higher, Celeron™ 633 MHz or higher (Pentium® 4 1.2 GHz or
higher is recommended)
Operation with Pentium compatible CPU other than those produced by Intel®/AMD® may not be
supported. Also, operation with K6-2®/K6-III® produced by AMD® may not be supported.
• Memory: At least 128 MB (256 MB or more is recommended)
• Free space on hard disk: At least 400 MB (does not include capacity needed to copy or edit video or
photo data)
• CD-ROM drive (used to install software)
• Display adapter (video memory of at least 4 MB) and display that can display at least 1024 × 768 pixels
and 65.536 colors (16-bit colors), and is compatible with DirectX® 8.1 or higher.
• DirectSound® compatible sound card
• USB: One unused port is necessary for this product (USB2.0 port is recommended)
Installing Software
Before You Begin
• Before connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to your PC, you will
need to install the software on provided CD-ROM.
Before installing the UDF driver (DVD-RAM driver) provided with this DVD video camera/recorder,
check to see if another UDF driver* has already been installed your PC.
*InstantWrite® provided with the DZ-WINPC1, DZ-WINPC2 or DZ-WINPC2B PC kit for the Hitachi
DZ-MV100A DVD video camera/recorder, or with the DZ-WINPC3 PC editing kit for the Hitachi DZMV200A, DZ-MV230A or DZ-MV270A DVD video camera/recorder.
If the UDF driver has been installed, uninstall it and then install the UDF driver on the provided CDROM. Use “Control Panel” – “Add or Remove Programs” or “Add or Remove Applications” to uninstall
the UDF driver.
If any question messages appear that mean “This file is not used on another application. Do you wish
to delete it together?” during uninstalling, click “No” for all such questions.
DISPLAYING INSTALLER SCREEN
1 Turn the PC on.
3 Use the Windows My Computer or Explorer to
open the drive in which the CD-ROM is located.
Do not connect the DVD video camera/
recorder to PC yet. First, if any software is being
run on the PC, terminate all the programs being
used.
2 Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of PC.
The installer screen will automatically appear.
English
If the installer screen does not automatically
appear, use the following procedure to display
it:
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4 Double-click the Setup.exe icon.
The “.exe” extension may not appear,
depending on the PC being used.
INSTALLING USB DRIVER
With Windows XP
1 Click “USB Driver Installation” on the installer 4 The message on Windows logo test will appear:
screen.
2 The USB driver installer screen will appear:
Click “USB Driver Installation”.
Carefully read it and then click “Continue
Anyway”.
Installation will start.
Click
3 Check the contents and then click “OK”.
Click
5 Click “Quit”.
Click
Click
Installing the USB driver is now complete.
With Windows 2000/Me/98 Second Edition
1 Click “USB Driver Installation” on the installer 3 Click “Quit”.
screen.
2 The USB driver installer screen will appear:
Click “USB Driver Installation”.
Click
Installing the USB driver is now complete.
Click
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English
Installation will start.
INSTALLING UDF DRIVER (DVD-RAM DRIVER)
The UDF driver must be installed before using the disc in DVD video camera/recorder on PC.
1 Click “UDF Driver (DVD-RAM Driver)
4 Carefully read the License Agreement: If you
Installation” on the installer screen.
accept it, click “Yes”.
The installer screen can be displayed using the
procedure in “DISPLAYING INSTALLER
SCREEN” (P. 144).
The contents of agreement displayed on actual
screen may be different from those in the figure.
2 The driver setup screen will appear: Click the
“Driver and Formatter Setup” button.
Click
Click
5 If you do not wish to change the folder in which
the UDF driver is installed, click “Next”.
3 Click “Next”.
Click
English
146
Click
6 If you do not wish to change the folder name, 9 If your PC uses Windows® XP/98 Second
click “Next”.
Edition/Me, a message that prompts you to
restart will appear: Click “Finish” and then
restart the PC.
Installing the UDF driver is now complete.
If your PC uses Windows® 2000 Professional,
proceed with step 10.
Confirm
Click
7 Check the displayed contents, and then click
“Next”.
Confirm
Click
10 If your PC uses Windows® 2000 Professional, a
message announcing the start for detecting
device will appear: Click “Finish” to start the
detection of device.
It may take several minutes for PC to detect the
device. When detection of the device is
complete, a message that prompts you to restart
will appear: Click “Yes” to restart the PC.
Installing the UDF driver is now complete.
Click
8 Installation will start. When installation is
complete, some notes will appear: Check the
contents, and then click “x” at the top right of
window.
English
The contents displayed on actual screen may be
different from those in the figure.
Click
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INSTALLING DVD-MovieAlbumSE
Software “DVD-MovieAlbumSE” is used to edit videos that conform to the DVD video recording (DVDVR) format, and photos recorded on DVD-RAM disc.
1 Click “DVD-MovieAlbumSE Installation” on
the installer screen.
4 If you do not wish to change the folder in which
DVD-MovieAlbumSE is installed, click “Next”.
The installer screen can be displayed using the
procedure described in “DISPLAYING
INSTALLER SCREEN” (P. 144).
2 The screen for installing DVD-MovieAlbumSE
will appear: Click “Next”.
Click
5 If you do not wish to change the folder name,
click “Next”.
Click
3 Carefully read the License Agreement: If you
accept it, click “Yes”.
Click
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Click
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6 Check the displayed contents, and then click
“Next”.
Installation will start.
Proceed with the installation, following the
instructions on screen.
Click
7 A message verifying whether a shortcut icon is
to be created on desktop will appear: If you
want to create one, click “Yes”.
If not, choose “No”.
Click
8 Choose the restart option, and then click
“Finish”.
English
Installing DVD-MovieAlbumSE is now
complete.
Click
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INSTALLING MyDVD
Software “MyDVD” is used to write the images edited on DVD-MovieAlbumSE to DVD-R disc.
1 Click “MyDVD Installation” on the installer
screen.
4 If you do not wish to change the folder in which
MyDVD is installed, click “Next”.
The installer screen can be displayed using the
procedure described in “DISPLAYING
INSTALLER SCREEN” (P. 144).
2 The screen for installing My DVD will appear:
Click “Next”.
Click
5 Check the displayed contents, and then click
“Next”.
Installation will start.
Click
3 Carefully read the Software License
Agreement: If you accept it, click “Yes”.
Click
Click
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6 Click “Finish” to restart the PC.
Installing MyDVD is now complete.
Contact the following for information on
MyDVD:
U.S.
Phone: 1-877-383-1124
http://support.sonic.com/login/
default.asp
(You will need to perform customer
registration.)
Europe (London)
Phone: 44-20-7437-1100
http://support.sonic.com/login/
default.asp
(You will need to perform customer
registration.)
Click
Sonic Solutions Corporation, which developed
MyDVD, recommends user registration of
MyDVD, in order to offer appropriate support
to customer. The guide for user registration will
appear when you start MyDVD for the first
time, or you can display it any time by accessing
the following URL:
http://www.mydvd.com
(You will need the connection environment to
the Internet for user registration.)
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Note:
• If software that detects computer virus, etc., has been
installed, invalidate it.
• If your PC uses Windows® XP or 2000 Professional, set
the user name to “Administrator (computer’s manager)”
(or user name with equivalent authorization), log on to
PC, and then install the software (if you do not have
authorization, consult your system manager).
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Creating DVD Video on PC from DVD-RAM Disc
Recorded on DVD Video Camera/Recorder
Using DVD-MovieAlbumSE and MyDVD, you can create a DVD video (DVD-R disc) from the images
recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder, following the procedure below:
1 Insert a recorded DVD-RAM disc into the DVD
video camera/recorder, and connect the DVD
video camera/recorder to the USB terminal of
PC.
2 Start DVD-MovieAlbumSE, and edit the
images on DVD-RAM disc as necessary.
3 Right-click the thumbnail from which you wish
to create a DVD video on the DVDMovieAlbumSE screen, and execute “Export”.
4 The “Program Export” screen, shown below,
will appear: Choose “Same Resolution” and
check “Use DVD-Video” in the “Export Mode”
setting box. Choose “704 × 480
(recommended)” for “Resolution”.
Note:
• Choose “Divide by Marker” in the “Option” box: Each
scene of program recorded on the DVD video
camera/recorder will be saved as an independent
movie file so that export can be executed at high
speed. If you do not choose “Divide by Marker”,
movie files may be unified and re-encoded, so it may
take time to export them. DVD-MovieAlbumSE may
automatically re-encode a movie recorded in the
XTRA mode containing rapidly moving scenes (8
Mbps or higher), regardless of the “Divide by Maker”
setting, and it may take some time to export the movie
file.
• Any disc on which scenes were combined (see page
116) on Disc Navigation of this DVD video camera/
recorder is re-encoded, so it may take time to export
files.
• Re-encoding may cause image quality to deteriorate
slightly.
• Do not choose “Simple Export” in the “Export Mode”
setting box: Choosing it may stop export midway.
5 Click the Start button to start export.
6 When export is complete, message “The file
exporting was completed successfully.
Do you wish to create a ‘DVD-Video’ disc or an
‘MPEG file’ disc?” will appear. Check the small
box for “Eject the disc being used”, and then
click “Yes”.
Insert a brand-new DVD-R disc into the DVD
video camera/recorder.
7 DVD-MovieAlbumSE will automatically end,
and the “Export to Disc” screen will appear:
Click the “Start” button.
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“Program Export” Screen
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Click
moments, the exported scene will be
automatically registered on the MyDVD
editing screen:
Now you can change the DVD menu to the
desired style, change the title, etc. on this
editing screen.
9 Click the Burn button: Writing to DVD-R disc
will start. When writing is complete, a DVD
video disc will be created.
Then the disc cover of this DVD video camera/
recorder will open automatically.
Note:
• The menu screen created on MyDVD will not appear on
this DVD video camera/recorder.
Also, depending on the written contents, the images
may not be playable on this DVD video camera/recorder.
In such cases, use a standard DVD player to display the
created menu.
• The following table shows the recordable time on 8 cm
DVD-R disc from MyDVD. The recordable time is shorter
than that of 8 cm DVD-RAM disc because MyDVD
always records audio in the LPCM format.
Movie quality mode
of DVD-RAM disc in
DVD video camera/
recorder
Recordable time on 8
cm DVD-R disc
(using MyDVD)
STD
Approx. 40 minutes
FINE
Approx. 25 minutes
XTRA
At least 18 minutes
* If “Style” created on MyDVD is a movie or there
are many thumbnails, the recordable time will
be less than that shown in the above table.
The following discs created on MyDVD cannot be
played back on this DVD video camera/recorder:
• Discs containing slide show (*1)
• Discs with no audio
• Discs with audio longer or shorter than video
*1 Cannot be created on MyDVD depending on
the version.
• “Slide Show” can be created using photo files on
MyDVD, but it will not be playable on this DVD video
camera/recorder.
• A DVD video can be created from MPEG files on PC
using MyDVD, but it may not be playable on this DVD
video camera/recorder.
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8 MyDVD will automatically start. After a few
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Uninstalling Software
Use the following procedure to uninstall (delete) any provided software that has been installed:
UNINSTALLING USB DRIVER
With Windows® 98 Second Edition/Me:
1 Set the power switch on DVD video camera/
recorder to “O VIDEO”, and use the PC
connection cable to connect it to the PC.
2 Open “System” on Control Panel, and then
choose the “Device Manager” tab.
3 Delete HITACHI DVD-RAM DZ-MV5 in “CDROM”.
If the file does not exist, proceed with the next
step:
4 Delete HITACHI DVD-RAM DZ-MV5 in “Disk
drives”.
If the file does not exist, proceed with the next
step:
5 Delete the following items in “Universal Serial
Bus controllers”:
Hitachi DVDCAM DVD Mode USB HS
Interface
USB Mass Storage Device For DVDCAM
If no item exists, proceed with the next step:
6 Close Device Manager.
If the message for restart appears, click “No”.
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7 Delete the following files:
Windows® 98 Second Edition:
C:\WINDOWS\INF\OTHER\Hitachi
Ltd.DZ3298.inf
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS\dzmvpd
r.pdr
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\DZMVU
MSS.sys
No extension may appear depending on the setting on
PC.
Windows® Me:
C:\WINDOWS\INF\OTHER\Hitachi
Ltd.DZ32me.inf
No extension may appear depending on the setting on
PC.
If the INF folder cannot be found, use Explorer
to choose the “View” menu, “Folder Options”,
“View” tab, and then “Show all files”: Click
“OK” and then try again.
8 Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder
from PC, and then restart the PC.
With Windows® 2000 Professional/XP:
1 Set the power switch on DVD video camera/
recorder to “O VIDEO”, and use the PC
connection cable to connect it to the PC.
2 Open “System” on Control Panel, and then
click “Device Manager” under the “Hardware”
tab.
3 Delete HITACHI DVD-RAM DZ-MV5 USB
Device in “DVD/CD-ROM drive”.
4 If your PC uses Windows® 2000 Professional,
delete HITACHI DVD-RAM DZ-MV5 USB
Device in “Disk drives”.
If your PC uses Windows®, or the file cannot be
found, proceed with the next step:
8 Use application software “Notepad” provided
with Windows® to open the oem*.inf files (*
represents a number) from the file with the
higher number. Search for the files with the
following entry on the second and third lines,
and then delete them:
;Hitachi DVDCAM USB Driver Installation
File
;Support OS: Windows® 2000 Professional
and Windows® XP
Extension “.inf” may not appear, depending on
the setting of PC.
9 Also delete the oem*.PNF files with the same
numbers as those of the files deleted in step 8.
5 Delete Hitachi DVDCAM DVD Mode USB HS 10 Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder
Interface in “USB (Universal Serial Bus)
controllers”.
from PC, and then restart the PC.
If the item cannot be found, proceed with the
next step:
6 Close Device Manager.
If the message for restart appears, click “No”.
7 If your PC uses Windows® 2000 Professional,
open the C:\WINNT\INF folder.
If your PC uses Windows® XP, open the
C:\WINDOWS\INF folder.
If the INF folder cannot be found, use Explorer
to choose the “Tools” menu, “Folder Options”,
“View” tab, and then “Show all files and
folders”: Click “OK” and then try again.
To uninstall the other applications, use “Control Panel” to open “Add or Remove Applications”, choose
the applications 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.
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DELETING OTHER APPLICATIONS
Cautions When Using DVD Video Camera/
Recorder by Connecting It to PC
Note:
• Do not use Windows® application to finalize a DVD-R
disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder: The
disc will not be recognizable on the DVD video camera/
recorder.
• When formatting a DVD-RAM disc on Windows®, use
the UDF2.01 format (2.0 if 2.01 cannot be selected) (see
“Terminology” on page 160). Formatting with other
standards could cause the DVD video camera/recorder
to malfunction.
• Before processing or editing photos, be sure to copy the
JPEG files in 100HPNX1 folder to the hard disk of PC.
• Ordinary data on PC can usually be written to DVD-RAM
disc in this DVD video camera/recorder, but Hitachi does
not guaranteed the operation.
• If the PC is started from suspend (see “Terminology” on
page 160) (or sleep or standby) with this 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.
• Use a reference of approx. 30 minutes at approx. 86°F
(30°C) or less for operation when connecting this DVD
video camera/recorder to PC.
- Use a reference of a continuous 30 minutes or less for
write operation when using the DVD-MovieAlbum
copy tool provided with DVD-MovieAlbumSE.
- If the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder
is too high, writing or reading on this DVD video
camera/recorder may be faulty. And in particular, note
that, if an error occurs during writing to DVD-R disc, the
disc will not be usable. Take care that the temperature
of this DVD video camera/recorder is not too high.
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Subsidiary Information
Introduction to Optional Accessories
CAMERA ACCESSORIES
Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1)*
Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1)*
Video flash (DZ-FLH3)**
• When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory.
* When attaching the wide or tele-conversion lens to this DVD video camera/recorder, be sure to remove the lens hood
at the end of the lens (see P. 57).
** Unusable on DZ-MV550A.
POWER SUPPLY
Battery (DZ-BP14SW)
INFORMATION ON SQUARE ADAPTER
This DVD video camera/recorder cannot use a square adapter, such as for 8 cm DVD-RAM disc (DRMSV28R), 8 cm DVD-R disc (DR30.1P): Remove the disc from square adapter and set it in the Round DVD
Holder of the provided DVD-RAM disc, referring to page 82.
●Removing disc from square adapter
(Example 1)
Snap off and
remove lock pin
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(Example 2)
Slide the disc obliquely upward
so that it is not caught by claws.
Note:
Refer to page 81, 82 if you want to correctly set the removed disc in Round DVD Holder that can be used in this DVD
video camera/recorder.
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Cleaning
Be sure to set the power switch to “POWER OFF” before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder.
●Cleaning LCD screen and camera
lens
Use dry, soft cloth to wipe dirt off. When cleaning
the LCD screen, be careful not to use force, scratch
it, or subject it to impact: Doing such could cause
a defect in the screen, result in display unevenness,
or damage the LCD monitor.
●If dust adheres to the viewfinder
lens, remove it using a cotton swab,
etc.
Do not rub the lens with force: Doing so could
scratch the lens.
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●Do not use benzene or thinner to
clean DVD video camera/recorder
case
The coating of case could peel off or the case could
deteriorate. Wipe off dirt on the case with a moist
cloth which has been completely wrung out. When
using chemical cleaning cloth, follow instructions
for use.
Changing Setting of Demonstration
This DVD video camera/recorder has versatile functions, including special effects.
Referring to the procedure on page 43, connect the DVD video camera/recorder, AC adapter/charger and
power cable to power the DVD video camera/recorder from AC outlet.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Choose “Initial Setup”,
“Demo Mode”, and then
press the A button.
3 Use the joystick to
choose the desired
option, and then press
the A button.
Auto:
Off:
Start:
I n i t i a l Setu p
Beep
Power Save
Re c o r d LED
Language
Demo Mode
Reset
ENTER RETURN
Auto
Of f
Start
RAM
Note:
• You can press the DISC NAVIGATION button to stop
demonstration midway: The Disc Navigation screen will
appear.
• If you choose “Auto”, the demonstration will not start if a
disc is loaded with the power switch set to “O VIDEO” or
“N PHOTO”, or a card is loaded with the power switch
set to “ P PHOTO”.
• 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.
To start demonstration approx. 3
minutes after turning the DVD video
camera/recorder on.
To set demonstration to off.
To start demonstration immediately.
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Press the MENU button again: The menu screen
will disappear.
To stop the demonstration midway, press the C
button.
The demo mode will end when the DVD video
camera/recorder is turned off or the DISC
EJECT button is pressed down.
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Terminology
DISC-PROTECT:
This disables writing to disc (protects disc from writing) so that images recorded on DVD-RAM disc
cannot be accidentally deleted and the disc cannot be initialized.
DVD PLAYER:
This device can play back video and audio signals recorded on DVD-Video and DVD-R discs using the
DVD video format. Most DVD players can play back a DVD-R disc recorded on the DVD video camera/
recorder (some DVD players cannot play back the disc).
DVD-RAM DISC:
Rewritable DVD disc.
DVD-R DISC:
One-time recordable DVD disc.
DVD VIDEO FORMAT:
This application format establishes the file name, directory structure, data format, etc. to record videos
(movies). A generally available DVD video conforms to this format.
DVD VIDEO RECORDER:
This device can record video and audio on any recordable DVD disc, such as DVD-RAM, that conforms
to the DVD video recording format. Some DVD video recorders can record on a DVD-R disc conforming
to DVD video format. A DVD video recorder that is compatible with 8 cm DVD-RAM can play back
DVD-RAM discs recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder.
DVD VIDEO RECORDING (DVD-VR) FORMAT:
Format to record video data on writable DVD disc: This format has been adopted for DVD video camera/
recorders, and DVD-RAM recorders that are compatible with DVD-RAM disc, etc.
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FINALIZE:
This process makes a DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder playable on a DVD
player, etc. that conforms to 8 cm DVD-R: No further recording can be made on a finalized DVD-R disc.
HOWLING:
This phenomenon occurs as follows: When the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to a device,
such as TV, the audio input to the microphone of DVD video camera/recorder is amplified and output
from the speakers of TV, and the signal is again input to the microphone: This is repeated to form an
endless loop of audio signal, and the signal is amplified up to the audio output amplitude limit of the
device. Howling can be prevented by changing the positional relationship between the DVD video
camera/recorder and TV, or by turning down the volume on TV.
INFRARED SENSOR:
This sensor is used to adjust the white balance.
LASER PICKUP BLOCK:
This block emits laser beam to a disc, and then collects the laser beam reflected from the disc to convert
it to an electric signal. The block consists of a laser, lens, receiving element, etc.
LINEAR PCM:
Audio recording format similar to MPEG audio layer 2: However, linear PCM does not compress an
audio signal, but instead samples it and converts it to a digital signal to be recorded. Therefore, the
amount of data used is larger than that of MPEG audio layer 2.
MultiMediaCard:
This is a standard of memory card developed in 1997. The card is 32 mm long x 24 mm wide x 1.4 mm
thick, and has 7 pins. It can be inserted into SD memory card slot and used.
SCENE:
Video (movie): “One scene” refers to images recorded from one press of REC button until recording is
stopped by pressing the REC button again.
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Photo (still): “One scene” refers to a single photo recording by pressing the REC button.
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SD MEMORY CARD:
This is a standard of memory card developed in 1999. The card is 32 mm long x 24 mm wide x 2.1 mm
thick, and has 9 pins. Since the SD memory card was developed based on MultiMediaCard (MMC),
MMC can be inserted into SD memory card slot and used. However, an SD memory card cannot be
inserted in the slot exclusively for MMC.
SLOT-IN TYPE PC:
PC that has a DVD drive into/from which a DVD is directly inserted or ejected without using a tray.
SUSPENDING PC:
This function stores the status of PC before it is turned off: It will restart the work from the status
immediately before PC was turned off, when the PC is turned on next time.
THUMBNAIL:
This refers to a reduced screen displayed on Disc Navigation in order to identify the recorded image
contents.
UDF2.01 FORMAT:
UDF stands for Universal Disc Format: This is a world standard file format for optical storage defined
by OSTA*. UDF revision 2.0 or 2.01 has been adopted for DVD-RAM disc to ensure compatibility with
DVD video recorders and PCs, as well as DVD video camera/recorders.
* Optional Storage Technology Association: An organization that is promoting writable optical storage.
VIDEO SELECTOR:
This device can input multiple audio and video signals, and select the desired audio and video signals
among those input, to output them.
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No DVD Video Camera/Recorder Operation Check the Following:
No movie can be recorded
Movie can be recorded only on DVD-RAM or DVD-R
disc.
Check the following:
• Is DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc inserted?
• Is power switch set to “O VIDEO”?
• Is the DVD-RAM disc in DVD video camera/
recorder write-protected? Release the writeprotect.
• Does disc have remaining recording space?
If movie still cannot be recorded after the above
check is clear, the disc may be damaged: Use
another disc.
Check 2
No still can be recorded
Still can be recorded only on DVD-RAM disc, SD
memory card or MultiMediaCard.
Check the following:
• Is DVD-RAM disc, SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard inserted?
• Is power switch set to match the recording
medium?
− When using DVD-RAM disc:
Set to “N PHOTO”.
If the LOCK switch on this DVD video camera/
recorder is set to (to left), set it to (to right).
If the LOCK switch is set to
(to left), switching
to “N PHOTO” is not possible.
− When using SD memory or MultiMediaCard:
Set to “P PHOTO”.
• Is loaded DVD-RAM disc write-protected?
• When using SD memory card: Is the erase
prevention switch locked? (P.28)
• Does disc or card have remaining recording
space?
If still cannot be recorded after the above check is
clear, the disc or card may be damaged: Use another
disc or card.
Check 3
Skip or search playback does
not work well
If the temperature inside the DVD video camera/
recorder is high, normal operation may not be
possible. Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off,
wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again for
operation.
Check 4
• 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:
• When disc or card is removed and then reinserted
• When date changes (e.g., during the first recording
of the day)
• 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
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Check 1
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Check 5
No DVD video camera/recorder
operation
Is a fully charged battery attached?
Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered from AC
outlet?
Check 6
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.
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Check 7
No image appears on the LCD
screen or in the viewfinder
• 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.
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.
• 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 171.
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(1) Disc is not formatted. DVD-R disc that was not initialized for camera use was inserted.
If it formats, it becomes
possible to use for
camera.
(2) However, when you
record from PC
connection terminal,
please do not format.
(3) Format the disc now?
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Message
Cause & Troubleshooting
(1) Error has occurred.
Please restart.
• Error has occurred. Try to restart the DVD video camera/recorder
(2) Error has occurred.
Please reinsert a disc.
(3) Error has occurred.
Error code No. xxxx.
Please read the manual.
(4) ERROR xxxx
(5) DISK xxxx
using the following methods:
(1) Turn power off, remove the battery or AC adapter/charger and
reattach it, and then turn power on again.
(2) Turn power off, and reinsert the disc. Then turn power on
again.
(3) See *3 on page 171.
(4) If you have another disc available, check to see if any problem
occurs with the disc. If another disc can be used normally, the
original disc may be defective: Contact the disc manufacturer.
If the above procedures cannot solve the problem, take note
of the error number, and contact your dealer.
Reference
page
8, 40, 43, 44
Reference: “Error Code 2881” shows that the disc cannot be
recognized properly.
Battery is almost empty.
Replace it.
Replace with a charged battery, or use AC adapter/charger to
power the DVD video camera/recorder.
39, 43
Cannot combine scene. Unless consecutive scenes are selected, they cannot be combined.
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Cannot combine.
Deselect PHOTO
scenes.
116
Select only movies and combine them.
Cannot combine. Select Select a range of at least 2 scenes to be combined, and then
multiple scenes.
combine them.
Cannot delete scenes.
This may occur when scene that was edited for division, etc. is to be
deleted.
Combine the divided scenes, and then delete them.
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Cannot execute.
Change display
category to ALL.
This message will appear if you attempt to combine or move scenes
with “Category: VIDEO or PHOTO” specified.
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Cannot execute.
Unselect multiple
scenes.
Division or change in thumbnail was executed when multiple
scenes were selected.
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CANNOT RECORD
PHOTOS
Are you using DVD-R disc? You cannot record still image on DVDR disc (recordable of still images from PC). Use DVD-RAM disc to
record still images.
Cannot replace
thumbnail on PHOTO
scenes.
The thumbnail of a still cannot be changed.
Select a movie.
Cannot select any more
scenes.
The maximum number of selectable scenes is 999.
CARD ALMOST FULL
Remaining space is only enough to record less than 10 stills.
Delete unnecessary stills and try the card, or use another card.
25
113
121
30, 111
Card error has occurred. Was the card formatted on PC? Was formatting interrupted
Format the card now?
midway? When using the card on this DVD video camera/recorder,
choose “YES” and format it.
135
Card error has occurred. The card may be damaged: Use another card.
Formatting is not
complete.
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Message
Card error.
Cause & Troubleshooting
Reference
page
• The card terminals may be dirty: Wipe off dirt, and try the card
again, or use another card.
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• Data other than still image may be included: Use another card.
Card error has occurred. Card error could have occurred during editing of scenes. Turn off the
Keep card inside &
DVD video camera/recorder with the card being used inside,
restart.
connect the AC adapter/charger, and then power the DVD video
camera/recorder again. Repair of scenes will be attempted.
Delete unnecessary stills and try the card, or use another card.
No more recording on this card can be done: Delete unnecessary
stills or use another card.
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Card full.
Cannot execute.
Delete unnecessary stills and try the card, or use another card.
Card has no data.
This message will appear when an attempt is made to execute
playback or editing on Disc Navigation with no scene recorded.
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.
135
Control Information
Error.
Mismatch may occur between the recorded image and scene
information.
Update the control information.
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• Use another disc.
• See *3 on page 171.
COPY PROTECTED
DISC ACCESS
DISC ALMOST FULL
30, 111
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25, 82
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.
83
The recorded scene is being stored on disc.
Wait until the message disappears, and you can start to use the
DVD video camera/recorder.
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This DVD video camera/recorder is verifying whether the correct
disc has been inserted.
Wait until the message disappears, and you can start to use the
DVD video camera/recorder.
This message will be displayed for a little longer when the date
changes.
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The disc will soon be full, and recording will be impossible.
Delete unnecessary scenes and try the disc again, or use another
disc.
29, 111
Disc error has occurred. • Disc error occurred during finalizing, and finalizing failed.
Finalizing is not
Replace the disc.
complete.
• See *3 on page 171.
137
Disc error has occurred. • Has the disc been initialized on PC? Has initializing the disc on
Format the disc now?
PC been interrupted?
Choose “YES” and initialize the disc when using it on this DVD
video camera/recorder. Initializing the disc will erase all data on it.
• See *2 on page 171.
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English
Card full.
43, 48
Message
Cause & Troubleshooting
Reference
page
Disc error has occurred. The disc may be dirty.
Formatting is not
Remove the disc and wipe off fingerprints, dust, etc. before reusing
complete.
it, or use another disc.
This message may also appear if you insert a disc for which
formatting was interrupted midway. In this case, use another disc.
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Disc error has occurred. Disc error could have occurred during editing of scenes.
Keep disc inside &
Turn off the DVD video camera/recorder with the disc being used in
restart.
it, connect AC adapter/charger, and then power the DVD video
camera/recorder again. Repair of scenes will be tried.
43
Disc error.
• Use another disc.
• See *3 on page 171.
25, 82
• 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.
135
“DISC ERROR” appears
when an attempt to
release write-protect is
made.
If you have write-protected a disc using the write-protect setting tool
(WPTOOL) that is equipped with the UDF driver contained on the
CD-ROM provided with this DVD video camera/recorder, you
cannot release the write-protect on this DVD video camera/
recorder as is. Use the write-protect setting tool on PC to release the
write-protect.
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Disc full. Cannot
execute.
Delete unnecessary scenes before using this disc, or use another
disc.
111
Disc has no data.
This message will appear when an attempt is made to execute
playback or editing on Disc Navigation with no scene recorded.
Disc has no Play List.
Switching of play list was selected with no play list stored.
Disc includes protected The disc may be software protected from a device other than this
scenes. Delete scenes? DVD video camera/recorder. To release this case, use a device that
has executed software-protect.
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English
Disc is full. Cannot add
control info.
The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be
entered, so the control information for generating thumbnails
cannot be added.
Combine several scenes or delete them.
Disc is not formatted.
Format the disc now?
• Has the disc been initialized on a PC?
DPOF is not set to a
scene.
This message will appear when “Slide Show: DPOF” is specified for
the card to which DPOF was not set.
139
DPOF scenes over limit. The maximum number of scenes for which DPOF can be set is 999.
Cannot set DPOF
scenes.
120
Drive overheat. Please
retry later.
168
Choose “YES” and initialize the disc when using it on this DVD
video camera/recorder. Initialization will delete all data on the disc.
• See *2 on page 171.
The temperature inside the DVD video camera/recorder is too high,
and reading or writing of the data on disc may not be performed
normally.
Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off and wait for a while. The
temperature will be effectively decreased if the DVD video camera/
recorder is placed in a well-ventilated spot.
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135
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Cause & Troubleshooting
DVD-R Disc, Video
mode cannot be
changed.
With DVD-R disc, the movie quality mode once used for recording
cannot be changed.
END OF DISC
The disc is full.
You cannot record on this disc anymore. Prepare another disc or
delete unnecessary movie scenes from this disc.
End scene cannot be
divided.
Division is not possible at the end of scene.
Error occurred. Please
replace disc or format
disc.
• Abnormality has occurred with the DVD-RAM disc to be repaired.
Error occurred. Please
replace disc.
An abnormality occurred with a DVD-R disc to be repaired. Replace
the disc.
Initialize the disc before using it, or use the another disc.
Initializing the disc will erase all data on it.
• See *2 on page 171.
Reference
page
29
29
117
135
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Finalize may not be
Instantaneous shutoff occurred during finalizing, after which power
complete. Finalize again was supplied and disc was inserted.
now?
137
It is unrecordable on this The inserted card cannot be used in this DVD video camera/
card.
recorder: Use another card.
28
JPEG file related to
scenes are not found.
This message will appear when stills recorded on DVD-RAM disc
using a device other than this DVD video camera/recorder are to be
copied to card.

No card.
Insert a card.
47
No card.
Please insert card.
No card is inserted.
Insert a card.
47
NO DISC
This message may appear when the DVD video camera/recorder or
disc is moved from a cold place to a warm place.
Condensation has occurred on the camera/recorder lens or DVDRAM drive. Do not remove the disc; leave the DVD video camera/
recorder turned off in a place as dry as possible for 1-2 hours.
8
The disc has not been inserted.
Insert it.
44
No more scenes. Play
List 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.
Photo cannot be
divided.
Still image cannot be divided.
PlayLists 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.
Same scenes on Play
List will be deleted.
Delete scenes?
• This will appear when scenes are to be deleted.
• When a play list exists on disc, an attempt to delete scenes in
program will display this message. (This message will not appear
if you deselect scenes from play list.)
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117
126
111
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English
Message
Cause & Troubleshooting
Reference
page
Scenes over limit.
Cannot add scene.
The number of scenes entered in play list has reached the limit that
can be entered.
Delete several scenes.
126, 130
Scenes over limit.
Cannot divide scene.
The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be
entered.
Delete several scenes.
117, 126
Scenes over limit.
Cannot move scene.
This message will appear if you try to move a scene when the
number of scenes has already reached the registrable limit.
114, 126
Stop processing
The button was pressed to stop processing of multiple scenes.

There was no scene
which can be deleted.
This message will appear if you try to delete multiple scenes on Disc
Navigation when all the selected scenes have been locked.
Release the lock on scenes before executing deletion.
This card cannot be
used.
Please replace card.
The card cannot be used in this DVD video camera/recorder: Use
another card.
28
This disc cannot be
used. Please replace
disc.
A disc that cannot be used on this DVD video camera/recorder has
been loaded. Check the type of disc.
26
This disc is recorded by
the PAL system. Please
replace disc.
This DVD video camera/recorder can use only discs recorded on
the NTSC system. A disc recorded on the PAL system cannot be
used on this DVD video camera/recorder.
Top scene cannot be
divided.
Division is not possible at the start of scene.
UNFORMAT DISC
The disc is not initialized or it is damaged.
If this message appears, be sure to initialize the disc on this DVD
video camera/recorder before using it.
Reinitializing even a disc used on this DVD video camera/recorder
may be necessary (initializing will erase all recorded contents on
disc). If this message appears, try to initialize the disc. If the same
message still appears, the disc may be damaged: Use another disc.
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See *2 on page 171.
82
Message
111, 119
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117
English
Use AC adapter/
charger.
Finalization is not possible when the DVD video camera/recorder is
powered by a battery: Use the AC adapter/charger for finalization.
43, 137
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.
43
VIDEO scene cannot be No movie can be copied to card.
copied to card.
Select stills and copy them to card.
Write protected.
Check card.
Write protected.
Check disc.
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• A locked card or write-protected disc is inserted.
• Release the lock or write-protect using the Card or Disc
Navigation menu.
118
28, 134
English
*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 a soft, dry
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 a soft, dry cloth to clean 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 a soft, dry cloth
to clean 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.
• 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.)
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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 50-86°F (10-30°C).
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.
39
Has the battery been unused for a long time?
Remove the battery, and then reattach it. If the battery is still not
charged, it may be dead: Purchase a new one.
* If the battery does not charge after you try the above four
procedures, it may be dead: Purchase a new battery.
Battery weakens fast
Are you using the DVD video camera/recorder where the
temperature is low?
A fully charged battery (DZ-BP14S or DZ-BP14SW) may be
discharged sooner than usual at low temperatures. Keep extra
batteries on hand.
41
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.
42
The CHARGE indicator Is the ambient temperature too low or too high?
on AC adapter/charger is Charge the battery in environment where the temperature is 50blinking.
86°F (10-30°C).
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.
Power turns off
immediately after being
turned on.
Is battery charged?
Charge it.
39
When power is turned
on, the LCD screen will
turn on and off.
English
Power goes off
unexpectedly.
Is Power Save set to “On”?
If the powered DVD video camera/recorder is left for as long as 5
minutes without recording or playback with “Power Save: On”
specified, it will automatically turn off to save battery power. To
restart recording in this case, set the power switch to “POWER OFF”
and then set it to “O VIDEO”. You can also specify “Power Save: Off”
to stop automatic power off.
Power cannot be turned Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger once, and then press the
off.
RESET button of DVD video camera/recorder: Reattach a power
supply to DVD video camera/recorder before turning it on again.
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102
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During recording
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
Pressing the REC button Is input image copy-guarded?
will not start recording. Is the disc write-protected or the card locked?
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163
Recording starts but
stops immediately.
LCD screen is hard to
see.
Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?
Clean the disc. If there is still no improvement, replace the disc.
82
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.
83
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.
83
Has brightness of LCD screen been adjusted?
Stop recording and adjust the brightness.
101
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.
Focus is not correct.
36, 48
Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject?
Focus manually.
72
Does “MF” appear?
The DVD video camera/recorder is set to manual focus. Focus the
subject manually, or release manual focus.
71
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 “POWER
OFF”, and then set it to “O VIDEO”, “ N PHOTO” or “ P PHOTO”
again.
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English
Symptom
173
During playback
Symptom
Cause and Correction
Recognition of disc is not Is disc dirty?
complete
Use soft, dry 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.
Reference
page
82
136
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)”.
78
Is the DVD video camera/recorder connected to TV correctly?
Check the connections.
77
Playback picture is
momentarily interrupted.
Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?
Clean the disc.
82
Poor playback picture
Was the image input from analog VCR (VHS, 8 mm) and recorded?
The problem may be improved if a VCR equipped with TBC circuit
is used for playback.

Playback picture is greatly Was recording of external input made with “Frame” specified?
distorted.
Specify “Field” for “PHOTO Input” in record mode settings.
No sound
Is the TV volume control set correctly?
Adjust TV volume control, and be sure to adjust the volume on TV.
Disc Navigation
Was the image recorded from AV input/output jack with
thumbnails do not appear. interference?
Record image with no noise or disturbance.
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Symptom
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
Photos on card cannot be This DVD video camera/recorder can play back image data
played back.
recorded on SD memory card in other digital cameras conforming
to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard. The
range of image data normally playable on this DVD video camera/
recorder is that with pixels from 80 horizontal x 60 vertical to 4000
horizontal x 3000 vertical. If the pixel data is outside this range, blue
thumbnails will appear (thumbnails* in the figure), meaning the
image is unplayable.
A l l scenes
1/ 6
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PLAY
*
Fig. 1
Even when the number of pixels is within the above range, playback
may not be possible, depending on the recording status of the digital
cameras used.
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) is an integrated image file
format of digital cameras: Image files can be used on all digital
devices conforming to DCF.
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English
It will take some time to
When playing back a still, “Playback.” will appear: Stills with a large
play back photos on card. number of pixels will take some time to appear.
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When the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC:
Symptom
Cause and Correction
No drive icon appears on The DVD video camera/recorder is not turned on.
PC.
Check the power supply.
Reference
page
48
English
Driver is not properly recognized.
Turn PC off and on again. If the drive icon still does not appear, use
“Refresh driver” in Device Manager to reinstall the driver.

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.

If a yellow “!” mark is attached to some device in Windows® Device
Manager, uninstall the USB device driver, and then reinstall it,
following the procedure on page 145.

A fatal exception 0A error It is recommended that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 3
occurs while installing
or later.
USB driver in Windows®
2000 Professional.

Error occurs in playback If error occurs with USB connection, the transfer rate is not sufficient.
of DVD video camera/
It is recommended that you use a USB terminal conforming to
recorder on PC.
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 DVD-R 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.

Transfer of images stops. 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.

DVD-RAM/R/RW drive
built into PC cannot be
used after the provided
software has been
installed.
This problem may be solved if the software related to DVD-RAM/R/
RW of your PC is upgraded, or if the UDF driver is uninstalled.
However, with Windows® 98 Second Edition / Me / 2000
Professional, uninstalling the UDF driver will make it impossible for
the JPEG stills recorded on DVD-RAM of this DVD video camera/
recorder to be read by the PC.

DVD-R disc cannot be
played back on DVDMovieAlbumSE.
DVD-MovieAlbumSE does not support playback or data read on
DVD-R disc: Use generally available DVD video playback software
to play back DVD-R disc on PC.
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Error appears when
starting DVDMovieAlbumSE.
Make sure that your PC display adapter (video card) conforms to
DirectX8.1.
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Cause and Correction
Reference
page
Video written to hard disk DVD-MovieAlbumSE cannot edit DVD-VR data stored on hard disk
of PC cannot be edited of PC: Copy the data to another DVD-RAM disc and then edit it.
on DVD-MovieAlbum
copy tool.

Movies are not
recognized by
application in PC.
Make sure the power switch of this DVD video camera/recorder is set
to “O VIDEO”, “ N PHOTO” or “ P PHOTO”.

The DISC EJECT button
is not valid when the DVD
video camera/recorder is
connected to PC.
While the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC, use
Explorer to right-click the DVD video camera/recorder drive icon and
execute “Eject”.
If DVD-MovieAlbumSE is running, clicking the eject button on DVDMovieAlbumSE will open the cover of disc insertion block of this DVD
video camera/recorder: Remove the disc.

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, 2004, 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.

When DVDMovieAlbumSE is
started, “Disc in Drive X:
cannot be used”
appears.
A disc other than DVD-RAM is loaded in drive: DVD-MovieAlbumSE
cannot be used for media other than DVD-RAM.

Click the “Preference” button in the dialog box, click the “Device
Setting” tab to choose the drive where DVD-RAM disc is loaded in
the “Drive Select” column, and then click “OK”.

Click the “Preference” button at top right of DVD-MovieAlbumSE
screen, click the “Device Setting” tab to choose the drive where
DVD-RAM disc is loaded in the “Drive Select” column, and then click
“OK”.

“DISC ERROR” appears A disc that was write-protected using the write-protect setting tool
(WPTOOL) equipped with the UDF driver on the CD-ROM provided
when releasing writeprotect.
with this DVD video camera/recorder cannot be released on this
DVD video camera/recorder as is. Use the write-protect setting tool
on PC to release the write-protect.

“USBNTMAP.SYS not
found” appears while
installing USB driver.

An image that should
have been recorded
does not appear when
DVD-MovieAlbumSE is
started.
You have designated a folder which is different from that for
Windows® when installing USB driver: Designate the correct folder.
No USB HS (high speed) Make sure that you have already installed the driver provided with
connection even when the USB2.0 card.
USB2.0 card is used.
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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The “capture” function of The “capture” function of MyDVD is only for DVD camera with i.Link
MyDVD is unavailable. connection: It is not available on this DVD video camera/recorder.
Use DVD-MovieAlbumSE to import the images recorded on DVDRAM disc into the PC.
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English
Symptom
Symptom
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
Executing “Export” on
Do not choose “Simple Export”: If you do, reading will stop midway.
DVD-MovieAlbumSE will
interrupt reading
midway.

When executing “Export” • If stills are included in the range of “export”, it may take more time
on DVD-MovieAlbumSE,
because data must be re-encoded and read.
it will take time to read. • If “Divide by Maker” is not chosen, it may take some time because
data will be read while being re-encoded.
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“Hardware Removal”
results in error.
English
178
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 Service Pack 3 or later.

Miscellaneous
Symptom
Cause and Correction
Power does not come on, Execute system reset (press the RESET button).
or no operation occurs by
Has the DVD video camera/recorder been subjected to impact?
pressing button.
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.
Reference
page
181
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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.
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Disc cannot be removed. Did you detach the battery or AC adapter/charger before setting the
power switch to “POWER OFF”?
Connect the battery or AC adapter/charger, set the power switch to
“O VIDEO” and then “POWER OFF”, and remove the disc.
43, 48
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.
34
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.
34
Is there battery in the remote control?
Also check the polarities of battery. The battery could be dead: Try
replacing it.
33
Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered?
Turn it on.
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English
DVD video camera/
recorder cannot be
operated from remote
control.
179
Symptom
Disc cover cannot be
closed.
Cover will not open.
Cause and Correction
Reference
page
Is disc correctly inserted?
Was disc inserted from wrong direction?
Remove the disc and then reinsert it.
44
Is disc inserted in wrong orientation?
Remove the disc, and then reinsert it.
44
Connect a fully charged battery or AC adapter/charger, and then
turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
39, 43
Did you disconnect the battery or AC adapter/charger during
removal of disc? Reconnect the battery or AC adapter/charger, and
then turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.
40, 43
Operating sound is heard This sound is heard because the disc is cyclically operated and does
cyclically.
not indicate a fault.

Some vibrations are felt These vibrations or sound are caused by disc drive: This does not
or slight sound is heard indicate a fault.
from mechanism.
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English
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System Reset
If the DVD video camera/recorder does not operate normally, perform “System Reset”: The DVD video
camera/recorder may recover to normal. “System Reset” will reset all settings to factory defaults. The date
and time will also be reset: Set the date and time again before using the DVD video camera/recorder.
1 Set the power switch to “POWER 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.
All settings will be reset.
Note:
Do not press the reset button with undue force.
●List of setting items
Item
White Bal.
Setting
method
Auto
P. 90
Auto
P. 91
ElS
On
P. 93
Dig.Zoom
40×
P. 56
MIC.Filter
Off
P. 93
16:9
Off
P. 94
FINE
P. 96
FINE
P. 97
Input Source
CAMERA
P. 98
PHOTO Input
Field
P. 98
Self Timer
Off
P. 99
OSD Output
On
P. 100
Date Setup
Date Mode
M/D/Y
P. 38
Date Set
1/1/2004 12:00AM
LCD Setup
Brightness
Record Functions Setup VIDEO Mode
Quality
Color Level
Initial Setup
Beep
P. 37
P. 101
P. 101
On
P. 102
Power Save
Off
P. 102
Record LED
On
P. 103
Language
English
P. 103
Demo Mode
Auto
P. 159
* Some items will not appear depending on the disc or card inserted.
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Camera Functions Setup Program AE
Default
Major Specifications
CCD
DZ-MV550A: 1/4-inch interlaced
DZ-MV580A: 1/3.8-inch interlaced
Total number of pixels
DZ-MV550A approx. 680,000
DZ-MV580A approx. 1,020,000
Number of effective pixels
DZ-MV550A Movie:approx. 340,000
Still: approx. 340,000
DZ-MV580A Movie:approx. 400,000
(approx. 530,000 when 16:9 is set)
Still: approx. 960,000
Lens
DZ-MV550A: F1.8-2.8, f = 1/16"-1-1/2" (2.1-37.8 mm)
DZ-MV580A: F1.8-2.4, f = 3/16"-1-1/2" (3.8-38 mm)
Filter diameter: 1-7/16" (37 mm); thread pitch: 0.75 mm
Focus
Auto/Manual
Zoom
Optical 18× (DZ-MV550A), Optical 10x (DZ-MV580A), (40×500x (DZ-MV550A), 240x (DZ-MV580A) with digital zoom
added) 40x for still
Required minimum illumination
0.3 lx : When Low Light mode is selected
Viewfinder
0.33-inch color TFT (approx. 110,000 pixels)
LCD monitor
2.5-inch color TFT (approx. 120,000 pixels)
Electronic image stabilizer
Electronic type
Shutter speed
1/60 - 1/4000 second (movie)
Self-timer recording
Still recording only
External microphone jack
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack: (a plug-in power type microphone
cannot be used)
Recording mode
Movie (with sound)
Still (with DVD-RAM disc, SD memory card, MultiMediaCard)
Maximum
recordable time
(per side)
DVD-RAM disc
approx. 18 minutes (XTRA)
approx. 30 minutes (FINE)
approx. 60 minutes (STD)
DVD-R disc
approx. 30 minutes (FINE)
approx. 60 minutes (STD)
approx. 30 minutes (LPCM)
Maximum number of DVD-RAM disc
recordable stills
(per side)
999. However, if movies and stills are mixed on one disc, the
recordable number will decrease.
English
SD memory card
DZ-MV550A approx. 220 (in FINE mode)
(when using 32 MB card) DZ-MV580A approx. 50 (in FINE mode)
Varies depending on the recording quality and the type of card.
(P. 30)
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Recording format
DVD-RAM disc
Movie: Conforming to DVD video recording (DVD-VR) format
(MPEG Audio layer 2)
Still:
Simultaneous recording, conforming to DVD video
recording (DVD-VR) standard (704 × 480 pixels) and
JPEG (DZ-MV550A: 640 × 480 pixels, DZ-MV580A:
1280 × 960 pixels*)
* External input: 640 × 480 pixels
DVD-R disc
Movie: Conforming to DVD video format
Card
Still:
(when MPEG Audio layer 2 or LPCM* is selected)
Conforming to JPEG (DZ-MV550A: 640 × 480 pixels,
DZ-MV580A: 1280 × 960 pixels*) standard
* External input: 640 × 480 pixels
Audio playback format
MPEG Audio layer 2, linear PCM, Dolby AC3
Recording medium
8 cm DVD-RAM disc (conforming to DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1)
8 cm DVD-R disc (conforming to DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0)
SD memory card, MultiMediaCard
Jacks
Video/audio input/output × 1, External microphone input × 1,
PC connection terminal (connected to PC USB port) × 1
Battery system
Lithium-ion
Power consumption
When recording with LCD monitor off (DVD-RAM disc used)
DZ-MV550A approx. 4.1W (in FINE mode)
DZ-MV580A approx. 4.4W (in FINE mode)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
approx. 2-1/2" × 3-1/2" × 5-3/4"
(64 × 89 × 146 mm) (excluding projections)
Operating temperature (humidity)
32-104 °F (0-40 °C) (less than 80%).
32-86 °F (0-30 °C) when connected to PC
Storage temperature
-4-140 °F (-20-60 °C)
Weight
DZ-MV550A approx. 490 g (without battery or disc)
DZ-MV580A approx. 500 g (without battery or disc)
Total weight when recording
DZ-MV550A approx. 575 g
DZ-MV580A approx. 585 g
Provided accessories
AC adapter/charger, battery, AV/S input/output cable, infrared
remote control, Lithium battery for remote control, lens cap,
lens cap string, shoulder strap, power cable, DC power cord,
Software CD-ROM, PC connection cable, Single-sided 8 cm
DVD-RAM disc (in Round DVD Holder)
* The MPEG Audio layer 2 format is an option of DVD video standard. If your DVD player does not conform to MPEG
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Audio layer 2, record in LPCM mode and the finalized DVD-R disc can later be played back on that DVD player.
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To Order in the United States
BY PHONE
Service Hotline: 1-800-HITACHI
(1-800-448-2244)
To Order in the Canada
FOR AUTHORIZED HITACHI SERVICE
FACILITY IN CANADA
Please consult the following telephone number
Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI
(1-800-448-2244)
Choisissez les articles qui vous conviennent et
passez commande.
Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI
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(Canada only)
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ACCESSOIRES
(Canada seulement)
PAR TÉLÉPHONE
HITACHI CANADA LTD.
DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION
2495 Meadowpine Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 6C3
Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI
(1-800-448-2244)
during business hours
Monday-Friday
EST
Saturday
EST
9:00am-7:00pm
9:00am-5:00pm
HITACHI CANADA LTD.
DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION
2495 Meadowpine Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 6C3
Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI
(1-800-448-2244)
Durant les heures de bureau:
Lundi au vendredi 9:00am-7:00pm (h.n.e)
Samedi
9:00am-5:00pm (h.n.e)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
with FCC Rules for Electromagnetic Compatibility
Products:
Models:
Trade Name:
DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER
DZ-MV550A/DZ-MV580A
HITACHI
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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.
HOME ELECTRONICS DIVISION
900 Hitachi Way
Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556 U.S.A
Tel: 619-591-5200
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Index
16:9 ................................................................ 94
240x (Dig. Zoom) .............................................. 56
40x (Dig. Zoom) ................................................ 56
500x (Dig. Zoom) .............................................. 56
8 cm DVD-R disc .............................................. 25
8 cm DVD-RAM disc ......................................... 25
A
AC adapter/charger ........................................... 43
ACCESS/PC indicator ................................. 49, 50
Add (edit) ....................................................... 129
Advanced mode ............................................... 87
All programs ................................................... 123
Auto (program AE) ............................................ 90
Auto-focus ....................................................... 71
AV input/output jack .......................................... 77
B
Backlight correction ........................................... 51
Battery ............................................................ 39
Attaching to DVD video camera/recorder ...... 40
Charging .................................................. 39
Recordable time on DVD video camera/
recorder ................................................ 41
Removing from DVD video camera/
recorder ................................................ 40
Setting Up ................................................ 39
BATTERY EJECT button ................................... 40
Beep ............................................................. 102
Black & White fade .......................................... 115
Brightness ..................................................... 101
C
Camera Functions Setup ................................... 90
Capacity ........................................................ 134
Card
Available .................................................. 28
Capacity .......................................... 30, 134
Category ................................................ 138
Format ................................................... 135
Handling .................................................. 28
Quality ..................................................... 97
Card Access indicator ........................................ 50
CHARGE indicator ............................................ 39
Cleaning ........................................................ 158
Color Level .................................................... 101
Connecting to TV .............................................. 77
Copy ............................................................. 118
Create ........................................................... 126
D
Date and time ................................................... 37
Date setup ....................................................... 37
Defaults ......................................................... 104
Delete (edit) ................................................... 130
Delete (play list) .............................................. 132
Delete (scene) ........................................ 111, 129
Demo Mode ................................................... 159
Detail (scene) ................................................. 122
Dig. Zoom ........................................................ 56
Diopter control .................................................. 34
Disc ................................................................ 25
Available .................................................. 25
Capacity .................................................. 29
Finalize Disc ........................................... 137
Format ................................................... 135
Handling .................................................. 27
Protect ................................................... 134
Update Control Info. ................................. 136
DISC EJECT button .......................................... 46
Disc guide ........................................................ 44
Display ............................................................ 52
Information LCD ........................................ 52
Scenes information .................................. 122
Viewfinder ................................................ 34
Divide ............................................................ 117
DPOF ............................................................ 120
DVD player ........................................ 79, 80, 160
DVD-R ............................................................ 25
DVD-RAM ........................................................ 25
DVD video format ........................................... 160
DVD video recorder ................................... 79, 160
DVD video recording (DVD-VR) format ........ 30, 160
E
Edit (play List) ................................................ 129
EIS ................................................................. 93
EXPOSURE button ........................................... 73
Exposure control ............................................... 73
External microphone jack ................................... 76
F
Fade ............................................................. 115
FIELD (PHOTO Input) ....................................... 98
Finalize Disc .................................................. 137
FINE (VIDEO Mode) .......................................... 96
FOCUS button .................................................. 71
Format Disc ................................................... 135
FRAME (PHOTO Input) ..................................... 98
Frame advance/Frame back ............................... 59
FULL AUTO button ........................................... 74
G
Go To (during playback) ..................................... 61
Go To (on Disc Navigation) .............................. 133
H
Hand strap ....................................................... 31
Howling ................................................... 77, 161
I
Information display mode ................................... 52
Infrared receiver ............................................... 34
Infrared sensor ............................................... 161
Initial Setup .................................................... 102
Input Source .................................................... 98
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Numerics
L
S
Language .......................................................103
Laser pickup block .....................................46, 161
Lens cap ..........................................................32
Lens cap string attachment hole ..........................17
Linear PCM ........................................35, 80, 161
Lock ..............................................................119
Lock switch ......................................................18
Low Light (Program AE) .....................................90
LPCM (VIDEO Mode) .........................................96
Sand & Snow (Program AE) ................................90
Scene
Combine .................................................116
Delete ....................................................111
Detail .....................................................122
Divide ....................................................117
Fade ......................................................115
Move ......................................................131
Select ....................................................121
Skip .......................................................114
Searching for image ...........................................59
Select (Scene) ................................................108
SELECT button ...............................................108
Self Timer .........................................................99
Shoulder Strap ..................................................32
Skip (Scene) ...................................................114
Skip playback ...................................................60
Slide Show .....................................................139
Sports (Program AE) ..........................................90
Spotlight (Program AE) .......................................90
STD (VIDEO Mode) ...........................................96
Stereo microphone ............................................49
Submenu .......................................................112
Switch (play list) ..............................................127
Switch (program) .............................................123
M
MENU button ....................................................89
MF ..................................................................71
MIC.Filter .........................................................93
Move .............................................................131
O
Optical 10× zoom lens ........................................17
Optical 18x zoom lens ........................................56
OSD Output ....................................................100
P
PHOTO Input ....................................................98
Play (play list) .................................................127
Play (program) ................................................124
Play list ..........................................................126
Add scenes .............................................128
Add scenes (submenu) .............................129
Create ....................................................126
Delete ....................................................132
Delete scenes .........................................129
Delete scenes (submenu) .........................130
Move .....................................................131
Play .......................................................127
Select scenes (submenu) ..........................130
Switch ....................................................127
Title .......................................................132
Portrait (Program AE) .........................................90
Power Save ....................................................102
Power switch ....................................................48
Program .........................................................123
Play .......................................................124
Switch ....................................................123
Title .......................................................124
Program AE ......................................................90
Protect Disc ....................................................134
Q
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Quality (Card) ...................................................97
Quick mode ......................................................63
QUICK MODE switch .........................................87
T
Tele-conversion lens ..........................................57
Thumbnail ......................................................106
Title (play list) .................................................132
Title (program) ................................................124
U
UDF2.01 format ......................................156, 162
Update Control Info. .........................................136
V
Video flash .......................................................75
VIDEO Mode ....................................................96
FINE ........................................................96
LPCM ......................................................96
STD .........................................................96
XTRA .......................................................96
Video selector .....................................84, 95, 162
Vol. button ........................................................58
W
White Bal. .........................................................91
White fade ......................................................115
Wide conversion lens .........................................57
Wipe fade .......................................................115
R
X
Record button ...................................................49
Recording indicator ..........................................103
Remote control .................................................33
Repeat Play ....................................................138
Reset .............................................................104
settings ..................................................104
system ...................................................181
RESET button .................................................181
XTRA (VIDEO Mode) .........................................96
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Z
Zoom lever .......................................................56
Be sure to read the following before opening
the package of CD-ROM
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
Article 1 Grant of License
Hitachi, Ltd. grants you the following rights for the following products (to be referred to as “This Software” hereafter)
that you have obtained with this Agreement:
(a) You may use This Software only on a single piece of equipment. However, if this equipment cannot be used because
of mechanical problem, you may temporarily use This Software on another piece of equipment.
(b) Although This Software contains several components that can be run on computer as independent functions, all
components are licensed as a single product: You may not, by any means, use these components on different
computers at the same time.
Article 2 Copyrights
The copyrights of This Software, attached manual, etc. are owned by the following corporations, and are protected by
copyright laws in Japan and USA, as well as by other intellectual property and international properties:
Name of Software
Copyright Owners
USB device driver for DVDCAM
Hitachi, Ltd.
UDF driver (DVD-RAM driver)
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
DVD-MovieAlbumSE
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
MyDVD
Sonic Solutions
Article 3 Other Rights and Limitations
(a) You may not copy This Software or any of the printed materials attached, except for duplications to provide backup or storage.
(b) Use of This Software by third parties is prohibited, whether by transferring, renting, leasing, lending, moving, or
any other measures.
(c) You may not decompile or disassemble this Software.
(d) Duplication and/or distribution of any files on this storage medium for commercial use is prohibited.
Under no circumstances will Hitachi, Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. or Sonic Solutions accept any
responsibility for any damages you may incur from using or being unable to use This Software (including, but not
limited to, loss of business profit, interruption of business, loss of business information, or other monetary damages).
Article 5 Termination of Agreement
If you fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement, Hitachi, Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sonic
Solutions reserve the right to terminate the Agreement. In such a case, you will be obliged to discard all copies of This
Software and its components.
Article 6 Prioritized License Agreement
When some software programs are installed, the license agreements will be displayed (to be referred to as online license
agreement).
If the online license agreement conflicts with this Agreement, the online license agreement shall have a priority.
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Article 4 Quality Assurance
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