Hitachi DZ-HS300A User manual

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Instruction manual

To obtain the be st performance and e nsu re years of trouble4ree use, please read this instruction manual completely.

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

WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, USE THE

BE SURE TO USE THE SPECIFIED AC ADAPTER/

WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,

CHARGER (DZ-ACS3).

Identifications

of caution marks

The DVD video camera/recorder and AC adapter/charger have the following caution marks.

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

&

This symbol voltage ;_ ithin 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.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF

ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN.

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED

SERVICE PERSONNEL.

j//_ This symbol alerts the user that 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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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.

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 technolog):

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Warning:

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply _xith the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable

)rotection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses,

Lnd can radiate radio frequency eneli_y and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harnrful 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.

;aution

to the user:

Changes or modifications the user's authority to operate the equipment.

not expressly approved by the manufacturer void

Microsoft _, Windows _', Windows _' Me, Windows _ 2000 Professional, and Windows _ XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Intel _9,Pentium (_ Processol, and Celeron v_Processor are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

IBM _' and PC/AT _ are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

Manufactured under license from Doiby 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 compan_

SD logo is a trademark.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your video product, safety is a major factor in the design of every instrument.

But, safety is your responsibility too.

This page lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use of DVD video camera/ recorder and accessory equipment.

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Read these instructions.

2

Keep these instructions,

3 Heed all warnings.

4

Follow all instructions.

5 Do not use this apparatus near water.

6 Clean onlywith dry cloth.

7

Do not block any ventilation openings.

Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

8 Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus

(including amplifiers) that produce heat.

Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

10

Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

11

Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.

When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over ......

12

Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

13

Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

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The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.

15

The equipment (AC Adapter/Charger) shall be used near the socket-outlet and shall be easily accessible.

Cautions on HDD

Save the data recorded on HDD:

To back up tile data recorded on HDD, save it on a DVD. It is also recommended

DVD video camera/recorder to dub the data.

that you use this

You can also use a PC to save the data on a DVD.

• It is recommended that you periodically save your recordings.

Do not subject the DVD video camera/recorder to any vibrations or impact:

• This could result in the HDD not being recognized or recording, playback or dubbing to become impossible.

• Do not subject this DVD video camera/recorder to any vibrations or impact especially during recording, playback or dubbing, or while the ACCESS/PC indicator is lit or blinking.

• If vibrations to this DVD video camera/recorder are repeated, or the drop status of DVD video canrera/recorder is detected (see page 69), recording, playback or dubbing will stop to protect the

HDD in this DVD video camera/recorder.

Carefully check the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder:

• If the temperature of this DVD video canrera/recorder playback may not be possible.

is too high or too lo_ normal recording or

• If the power switch is set to "HDD" with the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder high or too low, message "The temperature of HDD is outside the operating temperature range.

too

Turn off powel_" may appear to protect the HDD. Even if this happens, setting the power switch to

"DVD" may allow you to use the DVD video camera/recorder with a DVD, so it is recommended that you carry a spare DVD even if you intend to record on the HDD.

This DVD video camera/recorder cannot be used at high altitude:

• Note that the DVD video camera/recorder cannot be used in a place where the atmospheric pressure is lo_x_such as 3,000 meters or more above sea-level.

Do not place this DVD video camera/recorder near a magnet or magnetic

field:

• If you so, recording, playback or dubbing may not be possible.

Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any liability or make compensation for loss of data, or direct or indirect damage when recording or playback is not performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder. This also applies to repairs on this DVD video camera/recorder (including repair of components other than HDD).

Cautions When Using

Hitachi cannot compensate for any damages caused when recording is not made normally

or

recorded contents cannot be played back because of a defect in the DVD video camera/ recorder, disc or card. Also, Hitachi

cannot

be responsible for your recorded video and audio.

• If you or a third party card, etc., the recorded make a mistake contents when may be lost. We cannot be responsible damage due to loss of recorded

contents.

handling this DVD video camera/recorder, for compensation disc, for

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 canrera/recorder

• Do not place the DVD video camera/recorder off, _xait for a few moments, with the open and then turn it on again.

LCD screen down.

• Close the LCD monitor when not using the DVD video camera/recordel_

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Liquid crystal display (LCD) and viewfinder:

• The LCD screen and viewfinder are the products of highly precise technology.

Among the total number of pixels (approx.

120,000 pixels for LCD monitor and equivalent to approx.

200,000 pixels for viewfinder), 0.01% or less pixels may be missing (black dots) or may remain lit as colored dots

(red, blue, green).

This shows the limitations of the current technology, and does not indicate a fault that will interfere with recording.

• The LCD screen and viewfinder will be slightly dimmer than usual when the DVD video camera/ recorder is at low temperature, as in cold areas, or immediately after power is turned on. Normal brightness will be restored when the temperature inside the D\_D 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: viewfinder or LCD monitor could detach and the DVD video camera/recorder may fall.

The

Do not subject the DVD video camera/recorder to impact:

• This DVD video camera/recorder against a hard object or let it fall.

is a precision machine.

Take great care that you do not strike

• When using a tripod, firmly secure the DVD video camera/recorder video camera/recorder with a tripod in a place where on it. Do not use the DVD it is subject to severe vibrations or impact.

it

No sand or dust!

• Fine sand o1"dust entering the DVD video camera/recorder malfunctions or defects.

or AC adapter/charger couht cause

No water or oil!

• Water o1"oil entering the DVD video camera/recorder shock, malfunctions or defects.

or AC adapter/charger could cause electric

Heat on surface of product:

• The surfaces of the DVD video can-_era/recorder, warm, but this does not indicate a fault.

Screen on connected TV:

AC adapter/charger and battery will be slightly

• Never leave the Disc Navigation screen, still image or camera image displayed on your TV to which the DVD video camera/recorder is connected: Doing so could result in displayed image retention or phosphor degradation of TV screen.

Be careful of ambient temperature:

• If the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder playback may not be possible.

is too high or too lo_, normal recording/

• Take care that the temperature of this DVD video camera/recordel, when connected to PC does not rise excessively (reference for usage: approx.

30 minutes at about 86°F (30_'C).

• 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 or a fire could occul_

• Do not leave the DVD video could cause malfunctions.

canrera/recorder could malfunction with the LCD screen exposed to direct sunlight: This

Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near TV or radio:

• This could cause noise to appear on the TV screen o1"in radio broadcasts.

Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near strong radio waves or magnetism:

• If the DVD video camera/recorder is used near strong radio waves or magnetism, such as a radio wave tower or electric appliances, recording or playback may stop, or noise could enter the video and audio that are being recorded.

During playback of nornrally 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 tire DVD video camera/recorder case or cause malfunctions.

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Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near corrosive gas:

• If tile DVD video camera/recorder is used in a place where there is dense exhaust gas generated by gasoline or diesel engine, corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulfide, or sulfur such as in a hot spring area, the external or internal terminals could corrode, which would disable normal operation, or the battery connecting terminals could corrode, so power will not turn on.

Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near ultrasonic humidifier:

• With some water in humidifier, calcium and other chemicals dissolved in water could scatter in the all, and _xhite particles could adhere to the optical head of the DVD video camera/recorder, which could cause it to operate abnormally.

Do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to insecticide:

• Insecticide entering the DVD video camera/recorder

DVD, and in such a case the DVD video camera/recorder could dirty tire lens in laser pickup block for might not operate normally.

Turn the

DVD video camera/recorder off and cover it with vinyl sheet, etc. befol_ using insecticide.

Do not use a generally available 8 cm CD lens cleaner:

• Cleaning the DVD lens is not necessary when using this DVD video camera/recorder in the usual vv'ay.

• Using 8 cm CD lens cleaner could cause this DVD video canrera/recorder to be faulty.

• If you have to clean the lens, use a Hitachi Maxell cleaner that is exclusively for 8 cm DVD discs.

Be careful of moisture condensation:

• When you move tire DVD video camera/recorder temperatures is great such as entering a lodge between places where the difference from a ski slope or going out of a cooled in 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 disc or card insertion block if possible.

If condensation occurs occurs, do not open on the lens, wipe the cover of it off with a soft, dry cloth. Even if the external surface of DVD video camera/recorder remain inside: Turn the DVD video camera/recorder has dried, condensation may off and leave it in a dry place for at least ] - 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 camera/monitor.

cannot be used for a long time continuously

If you use it for a long continuous period as a surveillance of time, the temperature of DVD video camera/recorder could exceed the limit and the recording/playback operation may slow down or other faults could occur. If this happens, hlrn it off and wait for a while before using it again.

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Do not turn the DVD video camera/recorder off while the ACCESS/PC indicator or

CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking:

• The ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking to show that data is being,,-written to disc or card, or being read from it. At this time, do not do any of the following, so as not to damage the data:

Remove batterv

- Disconnect AC adapter/charger

- Plug o1:unplug PC connection cable

Remove disc or card

- Subject DVD video camera/recorder to severe vibrations or impact

Violently open or close the LCD monitor

The ACCESS/PC indicator will light for a while after recording is finished.

While it is lit, do not subject the DVD video camera/recorder to any vibration or impact, and do not disconnect the battery or AC adapter/charger.

If you turn the DVD video camera/recorder off while the

ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking, turn it on again with the disc or card loaded in it: Repair of the disc or card will be executed automatically (see page 139).

ACCESS/PC indicator \ _ _--x_

CARD ACCESS indicator

Do not wipe the DVD video camera/recorder case with benzene or thinner:

• The coating of case couht peel off or the case surface could deteriorate.

• When using a chemical cleaning cloth, follow the instructions.

Also read the instructions attached with optional accessories:

• For optional accessories, observe the cautions and follow instruction manuals attached.

The battery provided has not been charged at time of purchase:

• Charge it before using the DVD video camera/recorder (see page 29).

• The battery will discharge as time passes.

(The battery is produced so that it discharges on its own in order to protect its characteristics.)

Disc cannot be inserted or removed unless a charged battery or AC adapter/ charger is connected to the DVD video camera/recorder.

Be sure to set the power switch to "OFF" when turning the DVD video camera/

recorder off:

• Disconnecting the battery or AC adapter/charger while the DVD video camera/recorder is being powered could cause a fault.

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Cautions When Storing

Do not leave the DVD video camera/recorder very

high for

a long period of time: in a place where the temperature is

• 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 canrera/recorder heatel_ to direct sunlight or place it near a

Do not store the DVD video camera/recorder or in a dusty place: in a place where the humidity is high

• Dust entering the DVD video camera/]_corder could cause malfunctions.

the lens could be moldy, and the DVD video can-_era/recorder recommended that you put the DVD video it in a closet, etc.

camera/recorder

If the humidity is high, could become inoperable.

It is with desiccant in a box when storing

Do not store the DVD video camera/recorder magnetism or intense vibrations:

• This could cause malfunctions.

in a place subject to strong

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 tenrperature 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 recording.

that you use the HDD from which recorded contents can be deleted for trial

Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder

This DVD video camera/recorder is designed for

professional

and produced

applications:

for home-use recording and playback.

Copyright:

• Data recorded on the HF)D/disc/card in this DVD video camera/recorder using other digital/ analog media or devices are protected by the copyright act and cannot be used without pern-dssion of the owner of copyright, except for personal enjoyment.

Be aware that recording is restricted for some demonstrations, performances and exhibitions, even for personal enjoyment.

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CLEANING

Be sure to set the power switch to "OFF" before cleaning this DVD video camera/recorder.

OCleaning

LCD screen and camera lens

Use dr}; 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, monitor.

or damage the LCD

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.

Cleaning DVD Video Camera/

Recorder Case

Do not wipe the DVD video camera/recorder case hard with any foreign object, such as grit, adhering to it, and do not use rough fabrics to clean the case: Doing so could scratch it.

Use soft cloth, etc. to gently wipe dirt off the case.

Do not use benzene or thinner to

clean DVD video camera/recorder case

The coating of case couht peel off o1"the case could deteriorate.

Wipe off dirt on the case with a soft cloth _xhich has been completely wrung out. When using chemical cleaning cloth, follo_x instructions for use.

HANDLING DISCS

Using discs

Discs are very delicate recording media.

Carefully read the following cautions and observe them:

• Ahvays use a brand new disc when recording important material.

• Be sure not to touch the recording surface of disc, or dirty or scratch it.

• If there is dust, scratch, dirt on disc or if it is may occur: warped, the following phenomena

- Block noise in playback image

- Momentary stop of playback image

Sound interrupted during

Block noise playback, or abnormal

SOtlIld

- Blue thumbnail

001 00_ ] display* (Fig. 1)

- Disc cannot correctly be recognized

Disc cannot be initialized

- Delay between video and audio

Fig. 1

Even if disc is normal, the above phenomena may occasionally occult While the ACCESS/

PC indicator is lit, do not subject disc to vibrations or impact, and avoid using DVD video can-_era/recorder low temperatures, condensation at extremely high or or in environment is likely to occur.

where

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0...... i • When recording images, the DVD video camera/ recorder: may avoid the

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_D01 portions of disc where r_ _o_ recording is not possible, due to dust, scratches, (Recording one scene may produce multiple etc. [It will pause 011 at thumbnails.) such a portion and automatically restart recording (O REC).]

This will cause recording to be interrupted several seconds to several n-dnutes, and for multiple thumbnails will be created by one recording session as sho_x n above.

In this case, the recordable time on disc will decrease.

• Be careful _xhen removing the disc since the nretal of removal slot of DVD video camera/ recorde], and disc itself, may be hot.

• Storing

discs

• When storing disc, replace it in the plastic ease in which it was purchased.

• Be careful that no condensation occurs on disc.

• Do not place disc in following places:

- Direct sunlight for a long time

Where humidity is high or in dusty place

- Where there is heat from a heater, etc.

DISC CLEANING

Use the disc cleaning cloth provided to lightly wipe off any dirt adhering to the disc as shown in the figure Do not wipe the disc with force:

Doing so could cause scratches

Never use solvent (thinner, ware1, antistat or detergent) for cleaning

Lightly _xash the dirty cleaning cloth with detergent: The dirt removal capacity of the cloth will improve (rinse the cloth well with water so that no detergent remains)

Use the disc cleaning cloth to clean from inner to outer edges in axial direction,

NOTE WHEN TRANSFERRING OR DISCARDING DISCS AND SD MEMORY CARDS

• The "Format" function on this DVD video camera/recorder will only change the file control information:

It will not completely delete the data in the built-in hard disk; your personal data could leak out To prevent the data from leaking out, execute complete deletion of HDD (see p 107)

• "Formatting" or "deletion" using the functions of DVD video camera/recorder or PC will change only the file control information: It will not completely delete the data on disc or memo] T card

• When transferring or discarding a disc or memory card, it is recommended that you physically destroy it or use deletion exclusive software (generally available) to completely delete the data on it It is user's responsibility to control the data on disc and memory card

• Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for leaking of personal data

Read This First

To guide you, we have included following five chapters.

• The section on "Setups" explains how to set up the DVD video camera/recorder, and set the date/time batter?.

• The section on "Basic Techniques" explains the basic operation of this DVD video camera/ recorder recording of movies, still images, external input and playback of recorded images

• The section on "Disc Navigation" explains editing with Disc Navigation: Refer to this section when dubbing from HDD to disc, finalizing a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW and initializing a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RWI

• 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 separatel?; and troubleshooting

We want this manual to be as helpful as possible, so it includes two easy ways to find the information you need:

• A quick index for the information you use most often

• A detailed table of contents directing you to specific information quickly {see pagos 14 - 16)

Get to know your DVD video camera/recorder by using this manual, and get to know Hitachi.

We appreciate your business.

Quick Index

Available Discs ................................................

26

Recording Movie .............................................

43

Playing Back ....................................................

73

Functions Available with Disc Navigation ........ 80

Dubbing on DVD ..............................................

Connecting to a TV ........................................

Connecting to PC ..........................................

83

112

118

With this DVD video camera/recorder you can view the picture being recorded or the playback picture whether on the LCD monitor or in the viewfindelt Opening or closing the LCD monitor switches the picture to appear on the LCD monitor or in the viewfindelt

It is possible to switch the language in the on-screen display of this DVD video camera/recorder

(see page 36)

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About This Manual

• Displays in this manual

Understand that tile displays are different front those you _ill actually see in tile viewfinder or on the LCD screen.

Notation of cancel button

Press the STOP/EXIT button to stop your operation midwa), or return the menu screen to the preceding one. The expression "press the • button" will be used in this text.

• _, _, _, _, _, _ and _

marks beside headings

Some functions of this DVD video camera/recorder are unavailable with HDD/disc/card to the marks at right above each function to identify whether the HDD/disc/card used.

is compatible

R_fer with the function.

Refer to these marks and identify the functions and operation to nratch the HDD/disc card you use.

Illustrations

in this manual

Although the external appearances operating these nrodels is identical.

of DZ-HS303A / DZ-HS300A

The illustrations of DZ-HS303A are used for the explanation are different, in this text.

the method of

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Introduction

• Recording is possible on both HDD and DVD: In FINE mode, recording for

up to 3 hours is possible on HDD; up to 30 minutes on DVD (p. 43, 156).

eDubbing

to an 8 cm DVD can be performed on this DVD video camera/recorder using only one button: Simple dubbing without a DVD recorder or PC (p. 83).

eYou can capture photos from videos (p. 75).

You can record an image displayed during playback of video as a photo on a card.

eYou can start recording immediately after stopping playback (p. 43,

74).

Unlike tape devices, you do not need to search for the recording start position or locate the beginning of blank portion.

You can stop playback and immediately start recording: New recording will not overwrite any previously recorded data.

eYou can immediately play back desired recorded scenes (p. 73).

You do not need to rewind, unlike recorders using tape.

You can select any scene you want and immediately play it back (using Disc Navigation function).

eUse Disc Navigation to create your original movie (p. 98).

You can delete unnecessary scenes, move any scenes, etc., and create your original movie work (Play List).

To edit the scenes recorded on tire HDD, use the dubbing function to easily create a DVD from the edited original movie.

If you edit the scenes recorded on a disc, you can play back the edited original movie and easily dub it on another DVD recorder or VCR.

eCreate original DVDs on PC (p. 118).

You can create an original DVD, using the provided software CD-ROiVl.

The created DVD disc can be played back on DVD player/recorder, DVD-ROM drive, etc.

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Table of Contents

Important Information .........................................

2

For Your Safety ..................................................

Precautions ........................................................

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........... 4

2

2

Cautions on HDD ...............................................

5

Cautions When Using ........................................

5

Cautions When Storing ......................................

9

Suggestions and Restrictions ............................

9

CLEANING .......................................................... 10

HANDLING DISCS.............................................. 10

DISC CLEANING................................................. 11

NOTE WHEN TRANSFERRING OR

DISCARDING DISCS AND SD MEMORY

CARDS ............................................................. 11

Read This First ................................................

11

About This Manual ...........................................

12

Introduction ......................................................

Table of Contents ............................................

13

14

Checking Provided Accessories ......................

17

Names of Parts ................................................

18

Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder

On and Off .....................................................

33

Viewing Images ...............................................

VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR

SCREEN ...........................................................

VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH

VlEWFINDER ...................................................

Setting Date and Time .....................................

CHANGING DISPLAY FORMAT OF DATE

AND TIME .........................................................

Initial Settings ..................................................

SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND

ON OR OFF (BEEP) .........................................

TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER

34

34

34

35

35

36

36

OFF AUTOMATICALLY (POWER SAVE) ........ 36

CHANGING DISPLAY LANGUAGE

(LANGUAGE) ...................................................

RESETTING MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS

36

37 (RESET) ...........................................................

TURNING RECORD LED ON OR OFF

(RECORD LED) ................................................

CHANGING SETTING OF

DEMONSTRATION ..........................................

37

37

38 LCD/EVF Setup ...............................................

ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN

(LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND VlEWFINDER

(EVF BRIGHTNESS) ........................................

ADJUSTING COLOR DENSITY

(COLOR LEVEL) ..............................................

ALWAYS DISPLAYING IMAGE IN

VlEWFINDER ...................................................

Inserting and Removing Disc ...........................

38

39

39

40

Inserting and Removing Card ..........................

42

Demonstration

Setups

Function ...................................

22

Setting Up the DVD Video Camera/

Recorder .......................................................

22

HOLDING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/

RECORDER .....................................................

22

ATTACHING SHOULDER STRAP ......................

22

ATTACHING LENS CAP .....................................

23

INSERTING BATTERY INTO REMOTE

CONTROL ........................................................

23

REMOVING BATTERY FROM REMOTE

CONTROL ........................................................

HDD/DVD/Cards ..............................................

24

25

HDD, DISCS ........................................................

26

INFORMATION ON DVD-R .................................

26

NOTES ON FINALIZATION ................................

26

EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE

USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO CAMERA/

RECORDER

AVAILABLE

.....................................................

CARDS ............................................

27

27

CAUTIONS FOR DISC AND CARD ......................... 27

Preparations for Power Supply ........................

28

USING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER

AC ADAPTER/CHARGER

WITH

................................

28

Setting Up the Battery ......................................

CHARGING BATTERY ........................................

29

29

ATTACHING BATTERY TO DVD VIDEO

CAMERA/RECORDER

REMOVING BATTERY

.....................................

.......................................

30

30

BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR...,..

32

EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY ..........................

32

Recording

Recording

Basic Techniques

Movie ..............................................

Stills ................................................

Swift Restart of Recording

(SLEEP/RESTART button) ............................

On-Screen Information ....................................

INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING

RECORDING ....................................................

Checking Flow of Menu ...................................

43

44

45

46

46

51

Zooming ...........................................................

53

MACRO RECORDING ........................................

RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER

53

WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO EFFECT ....... 54

Manually Focusing Subject ..............................

55

FOCUSING DURING RECORDING ....................

55

Adjusting

(Exposure)

Brightness of Image to be recorded

.....................................................

57

Compensating for Backlight .............................

Using Full Auto Function ..................................

Built-in Video Flash (for DZ-HS303A

57

58 only) ...... 59

14

Setting Up Camera Functions ..........................

60

SELECTING SHOOTING MODE TO

MATCH THE SUBJECT

(SWITCHING PROGRAM AE MODE) .............. 60

RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD

MONITOR LIGHT .............................................

61

ADJUSTING COLOR (WHITE BALANCE) .......... 61

USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE

STABILIZER (EIS) ............................................

RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE

63

MAGNIFICATION (DIGITAL ZOOM) ................ 63

REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING

RECORDING (MIC.FILTER) ............................

63

Setting Up Record Functions ...........................

SWITCHING MOVIE QUALITY

(VIDEO MODE) ................................................

SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE

(16:9 MODE) .....................................................

SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE

64

64

65

(QUALITY) ........................................................

RECEIVING IMAGE FROM ANOTHER DEVICE

(INPUT SOURCE) ............................................

SWITCHING EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING

67

67

METHOD (PHOTO INPUT) ..............................

68

SELF-TIMER .......................................................

68

SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT ON

OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT) .................................

69

DROP DETECTION (HDD PROTECTION) ......... 69

Using External Microphone ..............................

70

Disc Navigation

Using Disc Navigation ......................................

STARTING OR TERMINATING DISC

NAVIGATION ....................................................

PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION

SCREEN ...........................................................

71

71

73

ADJUSTING VOLUME DURING PLAYBACK,...,73

PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED

SCENE .............................................................

74

DELETING LAST RECORDED SCENE .............. 74

CAPTURING PHOTO ..........................................

75

SEARCH PLAYBACK OF MOVIE .......................

75

FRAME ADVANCE/FRAME BACK/SLOW

PLAYBACK OF MOVIE ....................................

75

SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE ..............................

76

PLAYING BACK STILLS .....................................

76

JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO) ........ 77

INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING

PLAYBACK .......................................................

78

SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES ......................

79

SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES

TOGETHER ......................................................

79

FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC

NAVIGATION ....................................................

80

UNDERSTANDING FLOW OF

DISC NAVIGATION MENU ..............................

81

Dubbing on DVD ..............................................

DUBBING ALL SCENES RECORDED ON HDD

83

(DUBBING ALL) ................................................

83

SELECTING SCENES RECORDED ON HDD

AND DUBBING THEM (SCENE SELECT

DUBBING) ........................................................

Scene ..............................................................

84

85

DELETING SCENES (EDITDELETE) ............. 85

DIVIDING MOVIES (EDIT - DIVIDE) .................. 86

COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES

87 (EDIT - COMBINE) ...........................................

ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES

(EDIT - MOVE) .................................................

DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY

87

(EFFECTFADE) ............................................

PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES

(EFFECT - SKIP) .............................................

CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS

88

89

(EFFECT - THUMBNAIL) .................................

90

COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM TO CARD

(COPY) .............................................................

91

LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK) .............. 92

SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN

(SELECT) ..........................................................

DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU

93

SCREEN (DETAIL) ...........................................

94

Program ...........................................................

WHAT IS "PROGRAM"?

......................................

95

95

SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF

SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT) .............................

95

PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY) .................. 96

CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAM (TITLE) ........ 96

Play List ...........................................................

WHAT IS "PLAY LIST"? .......................................

98

98

CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE) ............ 98

SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST

(SELECT) ..........................................................

99

PLAYING BACK A PLAY LIST (PLAY) ................ 99

ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST

(EDITING PLAY LIST) ....................................

DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST

100

(EDITING PLAY LIST) ....................................

ADDING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR

101

EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) .....................

101

DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR

EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) .....................

102

SELECTING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR

EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST) .....................

102

ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE) .., 103

CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE) ....... 104

DELETING PLAY LIST (DELETE) .....................

104

Go To ............................................................

105

MOVING TO BEGINNING (END) OF HDD/

DMD/CARD .....................................................

105

HDD/DVD/Card Management .......................

105

INITIALIZING HDD/DMD/CARD ........................

105

PROTECTION ...................................................

VERIFYING REMAINING FREE SPACE ON

106

DISC OR CARD (CAPACITY) ........................

106

UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF

HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE)

(UPDATE CONTROL INFO,) ..........................

107

DELETING DATA ON HDD

(FULL FORMAT) .............................................

107

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FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW

(FINALIZE DVD) .............................................

ADDITIONALLY RECORDING ON FINALIZED

DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW

(UNFINALIZE DVD) ........................................

Others ............................................................

108

109

110

DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS

INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY) ..................

110

PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY

(REPEAT PLAY) .............................................

PLAYING BACK WIDE-MODE IMAGES ON

110

4:3 DISPLAY TV (TV TYPE) ...........................

111

SLIDE SHOW (CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK

OF STILLS) .....................................................

111

Viewing on TV Screen ...................................

CONNECTING TO A TV ...................................

112

112

VIEWING ON TV SCREEN ...............................

113

Playback on DVD Recorder/Player ................

114

PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW

(VR-MODE) ....................................................

PLAYING BACK DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/

DVD-R/+RW ...................................................

114

114

Recording (Dubbing) Images .........................

115

RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM

OTHER VIDEO DEVICE

(for DZ-HS303A only) .....................................

115

RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON

OTHER VIDEO DEVICES ..............................

117

Connecting to PC

Software Provided .........................................

118

Requirements of available PC .......................

119

Installing Software .........................................

120

Connecting to PC via PC Connection

Cable ...........................................................

123

USING DISC IN DVD DRIVE BUILT

INTO PC .........................................................

BEFORE TERMINATING PC CONNECTION

125

(UNPLUGGING PC CONNECTION CABLE)/

CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH ........... 126

Using Software ..............................................

127

[When using Windows]

USING IMAGEMIXER 3 ....................................

VIEWING IMAGES RECORDED ON

HDD/DISC USING PC ....................................

127

127

CREATING DVD-VIDEO USING IMAGES

RECORDED ON HDD/DISC ..........................

129

[When using Macintosh]

USING PIXE VRF BROWSER EX AND

IMAGEMIXER VCD/DVD2 ..............................

132

IMPORTING IMAGES RECORDED ON DVD-

RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R INTO PC TO CREATE

A DVD-VIDEO (DVD-RW/DVD-R) ..................

132

Viewing Images recorded on Disc using PC ......................................................

135

Uninstalling Software .....................................

136

Please contact the following for inquiries on provided CD-ROM .......................................

136

Cautions when connecting DVD video camera/recorder to PC ................................

137

Subsidiary

Information

Introduction to Optional Accessories .............

138

CAMERA ACCESSORIES ................................

138

POWER SUPPLY ..............................................

138

Trouble Messages

Troubleshooting

.........................................

.............................................

139

146

System Reset ................................................

153

Major Specifications .......................................

154

STORAGE CAPACITY OF HDD/DVD/CARD....

156

RECORDABLE STILLS (PHOTOS) ON

CARD ..............................................................

To Order in the United States ........................

157

158

To Order in the Canada .................................

Index ..............................................................

158

159

Be sure to read the following before opening the package of CD-ROM .............................

161

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Checking Provided Accessories

Make sure that you have all the following accessories in package:

Battery

(model

DZ-BP14S):

For DZ-HS303A only.

Portable power supply for this DVD vide<) camera/recorder.

Charge it before use.

DC power cord:

When powering the DVD video camera/ recorder from household AC outlet, use this cord to connect the DVD video camera/recorder and AC adapter/charger.

Battery

(model

DZ-BPO7PW):

For DZ-HS300A only. Portable power supply for this DVD video camera/recorder.

Charge it before use.

Power cable:

Connect between household AC outlet and

AC adapter/charger.

AC adapter/charger

model DZ-ACS3):

Used to power the DVD vide<) camera/ recorder from AC outlet, or charge battery.

%

Infrared remote control model DZ-RM4W):

For DZ-HS303A only.

Use to control the DVD video camera/ recorder from a distance.

Lithium battery

(model CR2032):

For DZ-HS303A only.

To power the remote control

WARNING: Keep this battery away swallowed, consult a physician from children.

If immediately for emergency treatment.

Shoulder strap:

Attach to the DVD video camera/recorder to hang it from shoulder.

AVIS input/output

cable:

For DZ-HS303A only.

Used when viewing the picture played back on the DVD video camera/recorder on TV screen, or input or output video from/to another video device.

AV/S output cable:

For DZ-HS300A only.

Used when viewing the picture played back on the DVD video camera/recorder on TV screen, or output video to another video device.

Lens cap and lens cap string:

Attach the lens cap when not recording, to

_rotect the lens.

Software

CD-ROM:

Use this CD-ROM when connecting the

DVD vide<) camera/recorder to PC.

PC connection cable:

Use this cable when connecting the DVD vide<) camera/recorder to PC.

Disc cleaning cloth:

Always use this to clean discs.

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Names of Parts

7 8

9

2 3

11

4 5

6

12 13

14

(Inside the cover)

1 Flash (for OZ-HS303A only) (p. 59)

2 Light receiving sensor

(for DZ-HS303A only)

This sensor controls the amount of light to be emitted from the built-in flash. Take care not to block with hand, etc. during recording.

3

Lens cap string attachment

hole (p. 23)

4 Stereo microphone

Take care that the microphone is not blocked by a hand, etc., during recording.

5 Recording indicator (p. 37, 43, 68)

The red indicator will light during recording.

6

Infrared receiver

(for DZ-HS303A only) (p. 24)

When the remote control is used to operate the DVD video camera/recordel, this receiver will receive the infrared signal.

7

Optical 10x zoom lens

(for DZ-HS303A only)

Optical 25x zoom lens

(for DZ-HS300A

only)

(p. 53)

8 Lens hood (p. 54)

Always remove this lens hood when using the optional tele-conversion or wideconversion

Jells.

9

Zoom lever (p. 53, 55, 73)

To adjust the zoom or volume.

10 Accessory shoe (for DZ-HS303A

only)

(p. 59)

The optional video flash can be attached here. (See the instruction manual of device to be attached for details.)

11 PC connection

terminal (TO PC) (p. 123)

12 AV inout/output jack (p. 112, 115)

13 External microphone jack (for DZ-HS303A only) (p. 70)

14 Wide-screen color liquid crystal display

(inside) (p. 34)

Although the external appearances of DZ-

HS303A and DZ-HS300A are different, the method of operating these models is identical.

DZ-HS303A illustrations are used in this lnanlla].

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15 16 17 18 19

20 21

!

22 23 24 25 26

27

15 Viewfinder(p.

34)

16 Diopter control (p. 34)

To adjust the focus of image appearing in the viewfindel= (Pull out the viewfinder.}

17 SLEEP/RESTART

button (p. 45)

To switch the sleep/restart

ON and OFF.

status between

18 ACCESS/PC indicator (p. 8, 43)

Will [)link or light when the HDD/DVD is accessed (write or read), or the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to a PC.

19 PHOTO/SELECT

button

(p. 44, 79, 93)

20 DISC EJECT button (p. 40)

Press down and release this button to open the cover of DVD insertion block.

21 DVD insertion block (p. 40)

22 BATTERY EJECT button (p. 39)

Press this button when removing the battery.

23 Battery attachment platform (p. 30)

24 Record button (REC) (p. 43)

25 LOCK switch (p. 43)

It is recommended that you set the LOCK switch to :_ (to the upper position) to prevent the power switch in the "HDD" position from accidentally moving to "DVD'.

26 Power switch (p. 33)

27 Hand strap (p. 22)

19

28

29 30 31 32 33 34

35 36 37

28 FULL AUTO button (p. 58)

To switch the DVD video camera/recorder to full automatic.

29 FOCUS button (p. 55)

To switch bet_ een manual focus and autofocus.

30 MENU button (p. 35, 51,86)

Press this button to display the menu for setting camera functions and Disc

Navigation.

31 DISC NAVIGATION

button (p. 71)

32 DUBBING button (p. 83)

33 STOP/EXIT button (p. 12, 51,74)

To end playback or cancel setting of menu.

34 EXPOSURE

button (p. 57)

Press this button to adjust the exposure.

35 Speaker (p. 73)

36 RESET button (p. 153)

To reset all settings to defaults (status when the DVD video camera/recorder was shipped from the factory).

38 39 40 41 42 43

44

37 DISPLAY (Screen display) button (p. 46, 78)

Press this button to display the details of image being played back or canrera setting status, or switch the display off.

38 CARD ACCESS indicator (p. 8, 44)

39 QUICK MENU button (p. 51)

To display only the functions that you frequently use (simple menus).

40 FINALIZE button (p. 108)

Press this button to finalize the recorded

DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW.

41 Card insertion block (p. 42)

42 BLC (backlight compensation) button (p. 57)

Press this button when subject is being lighted from rear.

43 _ / _ l _ / _

l l_/ll buttons

(p. 35, 51, 55, 57, 74, 75, 76)

Use these buttons to select a scene or menu itenr, and then press the center (1_/||) to play back the scene, or designate an option from the menu.

These buttons are also used to adjust the exposure or focus.

44 Tripod threaded hole

Used to attach the DVD video canrera/ recorder to a tripod.

2O

48

49

50

51

45

46

47

f

Y

DISPLAY

52

45 PHOTO button (p. 44)

46 REC button (p. 43)

47 MENU button (p. 35, 51,86)

48 SELECT button

(p. 79, 93)

49 Reverse search button

(p. 75)

50 DELETE button

{p. 85)

51 DISC NAVIGATION button (p. 71)

52 DISPLAY button (p. 46, 78)

53 ZOOM T button (p. 53)

54 DIGITAL ZOOM button

55 ZOOM W button (p. 53)

58 Play/pause button

(p. 53)

56 Reverse skip button (p. 76)

57 Forward search button (p. 75)

(p. 74)

59 Stop button {p. 12, 51,74)

60 Forward skip button (p. 76)

* The buttons on remote control wil] function the same as those on DVD video camera/recorder.

II

2t

This section explains preparations

and battery

for recording - setting up the DVD video camera/recorder

Demonstration Function

This DVD video camera/recorder is equipped with a demonstration function.

The default at purchase

time is "Auto", which will automatically

start the demonstration approx, ten minutes after the DVD video camera/recorder, connected to the AC adapter/charger, is turned on and left unoperated.

Refer to "CHANGING

SETTING OF DEMONSTRATION" on page 37 if you wish to view the demonstration immediately

or change the setting to "Off".

I_VI_HI_I_

HITACHI

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 vour 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 _xith your thumb.

ATTACHING SHOULDER STRAP

Be sure to pass through the 2 slots,

Pass the shoulder strap through the shoulder strap attachments.

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ATTACHING LENS CAP

1

Attach the shorter end of lens cap string to the lens cap.

2

Attach the longer end of lens cap string to the attachment hole of DVD video camera/ recorder.

3

Push the both sides of cap inward and attach it over the lens.

end

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.

i * _3 S

i'/

, i ii,_

,

INSERTING BATTERY INTO REMOTE CONTROL

Insert the provided lithium battery into remote control.

1

While inserting a fine rod into the hole marked PUSH, pull the battery holder out forward.

3

Slide the cover to close it.

2

Insert the lithium battery with the positive (_ terminal facing down.

Note:

• The life of lithium battery is approximately one year. If the battery is discharged, no operation is possible with remote control: Replace the battery.

• The remote control (DZ-RM4W) and lithium battery

(CR2032) are supplied only with the DZ-HS303A.

Battery holder

23

REMOVING BATTERY FROM REMOTE CONTROL

1

While

pushing the battery ho]der, s]ide the battery out.

Warning:

• KEEP THE BATTERY AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND

PETS.

• IF SWALLOWED, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN

IMMEDIATELY FOR EMERGENCY TREATMENT.

• BATTERY MAY EXPLODE IF NOT HANDLED

PROPERLY.

DO NOT RECHARGE, DISASSEMBLE

OR DISPOSE OF IN FIRE.

Note:

• Replace the battery with a Hitachi Maxell, Sony,

Panasonic, Sanyo, Toshiba CR2032, or Duracell

DL2032.

Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.

• Dispose of battery safely in accordance with local laws. Do not dispose of in fire.

• Do not short circuit the battery.

• Do not hold the battery with the metallic tweezers.

• Keep the battery in a dark cool, dry place.

Using remote Control

Point tire remote controllable control distance is up to the infrared to 16 feet receiver

(5 m).

on the DVD video camera/recorder.

The remote

Note:

• When using the remote control, make sure that the infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder is not exposed to direct sunlight or any intense light. If the infrared receiver is subject to light stronger than the infrared light from remote control, the DVD video camera/recorder cannot be operated by remote control.

• If there is an obstacle between the remote control and infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder, remote control may not be possible.

• The DVD video camera/recorder uses the "VCR2" remote control code of Hitachi VCRs. If you use a

Hitachi VCR, etc. with remote control code set to

"VCR2", a VCR placed near the DVD video camera/ recorder will also be operated by the remote control:

To prevent this, change the remote control code of the

VCR.

• The remote control (DZ-RM4W) and lithium battery

(CR2032) are supplied only with the DZ-HS303A.

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HDD/DVD/Cards

The following table lists the storage media (discs and cards) that can be used

on this

DVD video camera/recorder and the functions which are available with them:

To record video (p. 43)

To record photo (p. 44)

To delete image just recorded (p. 74)

To select image and delete it

(p. 85)

To edit image (p. 86 - 87)

To play on other DVD players and DVD recorders (p. 108)

To use new disc or new card without formatting

To initialize and reuse

(p. 105)

To additionally record on finalized disc (p. 109)

To edit copied video on PC

(p. 118)

To playback video on PC

(p. 118)

......

_

_

_

0. 6

0*6

• "1

....

_

•_6

•_6

*4

• "1"2

__

•_6"7

•_6"7

_

_

....

•*2

__

•_5

•_6_7

•_6_7

_

_

•*2

_

•_6"7

•_6"7

_

• "1"2

__

•*5

•_6"7"8

•_6"7"8

--

*3

_

_

_

*4

0: Functions available; --: Not available

"1:

Playable on devices that conform to either 8 cm DVD-RAM,

8 cm DVD-RW (VR mode) or 8cm +RW.

*2:

Must be finalized.

Cannot be played on some DVD players or DVD recorders.

*3:

Some DVD devices conform to SD memory card.

*4: When media that are sold "formatted" are used. If the initialization format differs, ft}e media can be initialized on

this DVD video camera/recorder

and ft}en used.

*5:

To additionally record, the finalized disc must be unfinatized.

*6:

The provided software is used.

*7:

Finalize the disc when editing/playing back on PC.

"8:

The software for Macintosh provided with tMs DVD video camera/recorder is not compatible

with a +RW,

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HDD, DISCS

HDD

DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1 (8 cm)

DVD-RW

[Ver1.1

(8 cm) 2x speed (2x/lx)]

DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0 (8 cm)]

HDD hard disk

Allows extensive recording (approx.

3 hours in FINE mode).

Allows you to delete unnecessary scenes.

scenes or edit

Allows you to delete unnecessary scenes.

scenes or edit

RAM

R A M4.7

2x,,lx

Allows scenes or editing scenes, or the VF mode in which deletion or editing is not possible, but high compatibility with DVD players is provided *t

Provides high compatibility with DVD players "1. No deletion or editing is possible.

R

R4.7

+RW Ver. 1.2 (8 cm) Provides high compatibility with DVD players but does

DVD+RoW,._.b_

after being recorded.

* 1: Playback

on all DVD players is not guaranteed.

The disc must be finalized before being played back on a DVD playe_

"2; Playback

on all DVD players is not guaranteed.

Note:

• This DVD video camera/recorder can use only the 8-cm bare discs net packed in a square cartridge, square caddy case or round DVD holder. The discs in a square cartridge, square caddy case or round DVD holder can be used if they are removed from the package, but take great care not to dirty or scratch the bare disc.

• It is recommended that you use Hitachi Maxell HG type single-sided discs, since their compatibility with this DVD video camera/recorder has been confirmed.

When using an HG type double-sided disc, take great care with handling it. Using a disc other than these discs may not allow the DVD video camera/recorder to deliver optimum performance.

INFORMATION ON DVD-R

For optimum recording on DVD-R, this DVD video camera/recorder in order to automatically make adjustn_ents when it is inserted writes and ejected control data accompanying to the disc 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 accon_panying recording more than 100 times.

This DVD video camera/recorder cannot record a DVD-R in the VR mode.

NOTES ON FINALIZATION

• Do not insert a DVD-RW/DVD-R

• Do nnt insert a DVD-RW/DVD-R recorded or dubbed on this DVD video camera/recorder that was recorded by a DVD recorder manufactured than Hita&i, and which has not been finalized, in this DVD video camera/recorder: disc unusable.

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but not finalized, damaged.

into a recordable device, such as a DVD recorder: The recorded data may be

• Use only DZ-HS303A/HS300A recorded or dubbed on this DVD to record/dub video or finalize camera/recorder a DVD-RW but not

(VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW finalized: Using any other device could damage the data recorded

• DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW edited on the and disc.

finalized on PC or those finalized on another DVD recorder may not be playable or recorded status on this DVD video of DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW.

camera/recorder, depending on the editing software used

• If you insert a DVD-R recorded on a DVD video camera/recorder not finalized, the Disc Navigation nor can it be finalized.

screen will automatically other than DZ-HS303A/HS300A and start, and no recording can be done on the disc by a company other

Doing so will make the

EXAMPLES OF DISCS THAT CANNOT BE USED ON THIS DVD VIDEO

CAMERA/RECORDER

• CD

• CD-R

• CD-RW

• CD-ROM

• DVD-ROM

• DVD-Video

• DVD-R (4.7 GB) for Authoring VPI_2.0

• DVD-R DL (Dual Layer)

• DVD-RW DL (Dual Layer)

• +R DL (Double Layer)

• +RW DL (Double Layer)

• +R

• Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm

AVAILABLE CARDS

SD memory cards can be used on this DVD video camera/recorder (incompatible with 2 GB).

When using an exclusive adapteb a miniSD memory card can be used in the same way as an

SD memory card. No SDHC card or multimedia card can be used.

OHandling

card

• Do not use cards other than the designated ones.

• Be sure to perform trial recording before recording vital images.

• Do not touch the card terminal or allow it to touch 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 watel_

• Do not use or store card in the following places:

Where vehicle the temperature at high temperatures, sun or near a heater is high, such as in under burning

Where humidity is high, or in dusty place

• When the erasure prevention switch is locked, no recording, deletion or editing will be possible on the card: Only playback will be possible.

CAUTIONS FOR DISC AND CARD

• It is recommended that you create a backup file for valuable data on hard disk of PC.

• Do not do the follo_x ing, or the data on disc or card may be damaged or lost:

Do not remove the disc or card or turn DVD video camera/recorder off during reading or writing of data

Do not use DVD video camera/recorder in a place subject to static electricity or electrical noise

Do not have printing done at a print lab or

DPE service

- Do not leave a +RW unused in the DVD video camera/recorder for a long time

Note:

• This DVD video camera/recorder can play back image data recorded on other digital cameras conforming to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard.

The range of image data playable on this DVD video camera/recorder is that with pixels from 80 horizontal x

60 vertical to 4000 horizontal x 3000 vertical.

• DCF is an integrated image file format of digital cameras: Image files can be used on all digital devices conforming to DCE

• 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.

Erasure prevention switch

Locked status

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Preparations for Power Supply

USING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER WITH AC ADAPTER/CHARGER

It is recommended that you use tire AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder from household AC outlet when you perform settings on it, play back or edit images, or use it indoors.

Note:

Be sure to use the specified AC adapter/charger (DZ-ACS3) to power the DVD video camera/recorder.

Using other

AC adapter/chargers could cause electric shock or result in fire.

Power cable

1

Connect the power cable to AC adapter/ charger.

2

Plug the power cable into AC outlet.

3

Plug one end of DC power cord into the DC output jack on AC adapter/charger.

4

Attach the other end of DC power cord to the battery attachment platform on DVD video camera / recordelt

Use the same procedure as that for battery when attaching and detaching the DC power cord: See page 30.

AC adapter/charger

DC power cord

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Setting Up the Battery

The DZ-BP14S battery provided has not been charged at purchase with DZ-HS303A time: Charge or DZ-BPO7PW it before using battery the DVD provided video with DZ-HS3OOA camera/recorder.

Note:

• Be sure to use the DZ-BP14S, DZ-BP07PW (unavailable for DZ-HS303A), DZ-BP14SW (optional) or DZ-BP7SW

(optional, unavailable for DZ-HS303A) battery for the DVD video camera/recorder: Using other batteries could cause the DVD video camera/recorder to malfunction, or result in fire,

• Be sure to use the DZ-ACS3 AC adapter/charger to charge the battery: Using other chargers could cause electric shock or fire,

• Charge the battery at temperatures of 50 - 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

7

AC Plug Adapter (not supplied)

CHARGING

BATTERY

Use the provided AC adapter/charger to charge the battery.

1

Connect the power cable to AC adapter/ charger.

3

Attach the battery to AC adapter/charger.

2

Plug the power cable into AC outlet.

Note:

When charging a battery, unplug the DC power cord from the DC output jack on AC adapter/charger.

Battery

CHARGE

CHARGE indicator AC adapter/charger

DC output terminal

Power cable

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Battery charged status

You can find out the charged charger: status of battery by checking the CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/

During charge

Charge complete

J

]

Note:

See "Troubleshooting" on page 146 when the CHARGE indicator blinks.

Lit

Goes out

Reference for time required to charge battery (at approx. 77°F (25°C))

DZ-BP14S

DZ-BP07PW

(provided

(provided with with

DZ-HS303A)/DZ-BP14SW

DZ-HS300A)/DZ-BP7SW

Approx.

90 minutes

The charge time will vary depending on the remaining

(optional):

(optional, power

Approx.

unavailable

165 minutes for DZ-HS303A): 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 do_ nward 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.

"

U , ad°wn ,

REMOVING BATTERY

After using the DVD video camera/recordel; remove the battery from it.

1

While holding down the BATTERY EJECT button, slide the battery upward to remove it.

Note:

• For safety, be sure to turn the DVD video camera/ recorder off before attaching or removing the battery.

• Be careful not to drop the removed battery.

• If the battery remains attached, minute level current will flow even if the DVD video camera/recorder is off, and the battery will discharge.

• Set the power switch to OFF before removing the battery.

3O

OContinuously recordable time with fully charged battery (with no zoom

operation, etc.)

can See the following continuously table be used as a reference with a for how long fully charged battery:

With DZ-BP14S

the DVD video camera/recorder

(provided with DZ-HS303A)/DZ-B

P14SW

(optional)

XTRA

FINE

STD

When using viewfinder

When using LCD monitor

When using viewfinder

When using LCD monitor

When using viewfinder

When using LCD monitor approx. 125 rnin approx. 115 rnin approx. 125 rnin approx. 115 rnin approx. 125 rnin approx. 115 rnin approx. 105 min approx. 95 rnin approx. 105 min approx. 95 rnin approx. 115 min approx. 105 min

With DZ-BP07PW*

(provided

with DZ-HS3OOA)/DZ-BP7SW*

(optional) approx. 210 min approx. 190 min approx. 210 min approx. 190 min approx. 210 min approx. 190 min approx. 170 min approx. 150 min approx. 170 min approx. 150 min approx. 210 min approx. 170 min

XTRA

FINE

STD

When using viewfinder

When using LCD monitor

When using viewfinder

When using LCD monitor

When using viewfinder

When using LCD monitor approx.

105 min approx.

95 min approx.

105 min approx.

95 min approx.

105 min approx.

95 min approx.

85 min approx.

75 min approx.

85 min approx.

75 min approx.

100 min approx.

85 min

* Unavailable

forDZ-HS303A.

• The time is only for reference: It will vary depending on recording contents.

The reference

for

how long the DVD video camera/recorder will be approx.

1/2 to 1/3 of the above time: can actually be used

The continuously recordable time of DVD video can-_era/recorder available when the DVD video camera/recorder is in the recording in the above table shows mode without using the time any other function after recording is started.

In actual recording, the battery will discharge 2 - 3 times faster than this reference, since the REC button and zoom are being operated, and playback is performed.

Assume that the actually recordable time with a fully charged battery is between 1/2 and 1/3 of the above time, and prepare enough batteries to allow for the time you are planning to record on the

DVD video camera/recorder.

The continuously recordable time may be less depending on the conditions when the DVD video camera/recorder is used (if recording and recording pause are repeated at short intervals, etc.).

Note that the battery discharges faster in cold places.

Note:

• See "Troubleshooting" on page 146 when charging is not possible.

• The charge time will vary depending on the battery remaining level.

• During and after charging, and when the DVD video camera/recorder is being used, the battery will be warm, but this does not indicate a fault.

• A battery cannot be charged while the DC power cord is connected to the DC output jack of AC adapter/charger:

Unplug the DC power cord when charging a battery.

• Charge the battery at ambient temperature 50°F to 86°F (10°C to 30°C): Charging at temperatures other than this range could damage the battery.

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BATTERY REMAINING LEVEL INDICATOR

When the battery is used to power the DVD video camera/recorder, appears in the viewfinder o1: on the LCD screen as follows:

Fully charged the battery remaining level

• Nearly empty

_,A Aill 4

White portion shows remaining level

EFFICIENT USE OF BATTERY

• The battery will slightly discharge even if it is detached from the DVD video camera/ recorder.

• If the battery is left attached to DVD video camera/recordel_ 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.

(Blinks)

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.

When not using the DVD video camera/ recorder

for an extended period:

It is recommended that you fully charge the battery once a yeab attach it to DVD video camera/recorder and use it up; then remove the battery and store it in a cool place again.

Power save and discharge of battery:

It is recommended camera/recorder that you turn off in status the DVD video 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 camera/recorder

5 minutes, the DVD video will automatically turn off.

To set or release po_x er save, see "TURNING

DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER OFF

AUTOMATICALLY (POWER SAVE)" on page 36.

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Turning DVD Video Camera/Recorder

Off

While holding down the gray button at the right of power s_x itch, set the switch according to each recording function:

Set

to "OFF":

The DVD video camera/ recorder _xil] turn off

Set

to "SD":

To record photos oil an SD nremory card and play them back

Set to "HDD":

To record or dub movie on

HDD and play it back

Set to "DVD":

To record movie on DVD-

RAM / DVD-RW/DVD-R

/

+RW and play it back

On and

Note:

Once you turn the DVD video camera/recorder on to let it recognize the disc, you can immediately record or play back by turning the DVD video camera/ recorder on again.

However, if a long time has elapsed after the disc was inserted, it will take some time for the DVD video camera/recorder to start because it must recognize the disc again (see

"Troubleshooting" on page 146).

• It will take some time for the DVD video camera/ recorder to display the Disc Navigation screen after power is turned on.

• When the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on, the self-diagnosis function will work and a message may appear. In this case, refer to "Trouble Messages" on page 139 and take corrective action.

• When turning the DVD video camera/recorder off or changing over the power switch between "HDD" and

"DVD", you will not need to hold down the gray button:

Simply move the power switch.

Power switch

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Viewing Images

VIEWING IMAGE ON LCD MONITOR

SCREEN

If you open tile LCD monitor, subject image on the LCD you screen.

can monitor

]

Open the LCD monitor.

VIEWING SUBJECT THROUGH

VIEWFINDER

1

Pull out the viewfinder.

2

Turn the diopter control knob to adjust the focus to suit your eyesight.

The LCD monitor has a portion where you can hook your finger.

Hook the finger there to open the monitol:

• Range where the LCD monitor can be moved

The LCD monitor approximately 90".

carl be opened up to

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.

If the LCD monitor is turned 180 ° so the screen faces in the same direction recording, subject image as the will also lens during appear in the viewfinder reversed).

as a mirror image (left/right

Tilt the LCD monitor to adjust its vertical angle so that you can see the screen easily.

Note:

If no image appears on LCD monitor screen, refer to

"Troubleshooting" on page 146.

• If LCD monitor lights white, refer to page 61.

• Be sure to open the LCD monitor approximately 90 ° before changing its vertical angle.

• Do not record for a prolonged time with the LCD monitor turned approximately 180° 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.

Note:

• If no image appears in viewfinder, refer to

"Troubleshooting" on page 146.

• If the LCD monitor is opened approximately 90 ° the viewfinder will be off: Turn the open LCD monitor 180 ° so that it faces the same direction as the lens; the image will appear in the viewfinder.

• Focusing will not be correct unless the viewfinder is pulled out.

• See "LCD/EVF Setup" (on page 39) if you wish to display images in the viewfinder regardless of whether you open or close the LCD monitor.

Diopter control

I'/'_ '_/_'_ _

Pull out the viewfinder until a click is heard.

180 °

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(Bottom)

Hook your finger

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 seL

1 Press the MENU button, use the 141_/_1_/

/lid)" buttons to choose "Date Set" on the

"Date Setup" menu screen.

2

Press the )_ button.

The figure for the month will be selected.

[The digit that is highlighted first depends on the date display format (set up in Date Mode): The digit on the left end highlighted.] of the date display will be first

Note:

After setting the figure for the month press the button to select the digit to be set. If you press the

1_/|1 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.

3

Press the _ or button to select the digit you want to set in sequence.

Press the _ number or _ for current button date/tinre, to select and the then repeat step 3 to set the current date and time.

Note:

To stop date/time setting midway, press the • button.

After setting the current date and time, press the

1)'/|| button.

The screen for verifying the set date will appear.

If the displayed date and time are correct, press the _ button to choose "YES", and then press the 1)'/|| 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.

CHANGING DISPLAY FORMAT OF DATE AND TIME

You can select one of three date display formats: month/day/yea1, month/day.

Choose "Date Mode" on the "Date Setup" menu screen day/month/year in procedure or year/

1, and then set to the desired date display mode.

Note:

This DVD video camera/recorder incorporates a rechargeable battery to store the date and time in memory.

If this built-in battery is exhausted, the date and time will be reset. To prevent this, every 6 months, connect the AC adapter/charger to DVD video camera/recorder and connect them to AC outlet, or attach a charged battery to the

DVD video camera/recorder, and leave it for at least 24 hours with the DVD video camera/recorder turned off: The built-in battery will recharge.

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Initial Settings

Press the MENU button, and then use I_I_/IN_I/,qHI/I_I_/I_/II buttons to display the "Initial Setup" menu screen. See page 51 for detailed operation procedure.

Press the MENU button again to exit setting.

SWITCHING OPERATING SOUND ON OR OFF (BEEP)

Select "On" or "Off", and then press the I_/1| button.

On:

Beep will be heard when the power switch is changed ovel; the REC button is pressed when

HDD/disc is used, the SLEEP/START oi:

EJECT button is pressed, etc.

Off: No beep is heard.

Note:

The "Beep" setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

TURNING DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER OFF AUTOMATICALLY

(POWER SAVE)

Select "On" or "Off", and then press the 1_/|| button.

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.

Note:

• To turn the DVD video camera/recorder on again from automatic off activated by the power save function, set the power switch to "OFF", and then set it to

"HDD", "DVD" or "SD".

• The Power Save setting will not appear in the onscreen information display•

• If the sleep/start standby status continues for 30 minutes, the DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn off regardless of the Power Save setting.

CHANGING DISPLAY LANGUAGE (LANGUAGE)

You can change

The following the language used to display shows that English is changed the menu and information.

to French.

1

Press

I_/ll or I1_ button with the screen shown on the right displayed:

The "Language" screen will appeal:

2

Choose "Fran_ais', and then press I_/ll button.

The display will change to French.

ni ia e u

P0_r sav_ _

_

R_et

_)ENTER_JRETURN off

Enansh

• ffH_

Note:

The language setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

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RESETTING

MENU SETTINGS TO DEFAULTS (RESET)

You can restore menu settings to defaults (initial settings at the factory (p. 153)). (Note, howevel, that the date/time will not be reset.)

1

Choose "Reset" on the

"Initial Setup" menu screen, and then press the I_/11 button.

2

If you are sure that you wish to reset, use the button to choose

"YES", and thon press the I_/|| button.

The screen for verifying reset will appeal_

The setting items have now be_n reset to defaults.

Note:

To cancel resetting midway, choose "NO" on the screen for verification in step 2 or press the • button.

TURNING RECORD LED ON OR OFF (RECORD LED)

You can switch off the recording recording.

indicator on the front of DVD video canrera/recorder

Choose the desired option using the screen on the right, and then press the

I1_/|| button.

Auto: To start demonstration if the DVD video can-_era/recorder connected to

Off:

Start:

AC adapter/charger is inactive for approx.

10 minutes or more after it is turned on.

To set demonstration to off.

To start demonstration immediatel_ even during

Select "On" or "Off", and then press the l,/ii button.

On: The recording indicator will light red to show that the

DVD video camera/recorder is recording.

Off: The recording indicator _xill not light even during recording.

Note."

• The Record LED setting will not appear in the onscreen information display.

• The Record LED setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• Specify "Record LED: Off" when recording a subject behind a glass or water tank that reflects light: The reflected light of the recording indicator will not be recorded.

• Even if "Record LED: Off" is specified, the recording indicator will light while the self-timer is counting down,

CHANGING SETTING OF DEMONSTRATION

Note:

• If "Auto" is specified, the demonstration will not start if a battery is connected.

• Pressing the • (STOP/EXIT) or DISC NAVIGATION button will exit demonstration.

• If "Auto" is specified the demonstration will not start when the power switch on this DVD video camera/ recorder is set to "DVD" and a DVD is loaded, or when the power switch is set to "SD" and a card is loaded,

• The demonstration function will not work when the

DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC.

• While the demonstration is being given the recording indicator will blink,

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LCD/EVF Setup

ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF LCD SCREEN (LCD BRIGHTNESS) AND

VIEWFINDER (EVF BRIGHTNESS)

1

Press the MENU button, use the I_I_/IN_

/

•_'q/l'l_/l_/ll buttons to choose "LCD/EVF

Adjust" on the "LCD/EVF Setup" menu screen, and then choose "LCD Brightness"or

"EVF Brighhaess'.

3

Press the

I_'/|1

button to end the setting.

Note:

To stop the setting midway, press the MENU button.

• The brightness setting will be stored in memory even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

The brightness adjustment bar will appear on the screen.

2

Use the _/_ll_ buttons for adjustment.

Press '_1 :

The screen becomes dimmen

Press _1_ :

The screen becomes brighter.

Brightness adjustment bar

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ADJUSTING

COLOR DENSITY (COLOR LEVEL)

You carl adjust the color density

1

Press the MENU button, use the I_1_/

)'l_l / ,4_1/ II'I) / I1"/II buttons to choose of the LCD monitor

"LCD/EVF Adjust" on the "LCD/EVF Setup" menu screen, and then choose "Color Level".

screen and viewfinder.

,_ Press the i,./ll button to end the settin,_

-

*'9"

Note:

• To stop the setting midway, press the MENU button.

• The color setting will be stored in memory even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• Even if the brightness or density of LCD monitor screen or viewfinder is changed, the brightness or density of the recorded image itself will not change.

The color density adjustment bar will appear on the screen.

2

Use the _1/11_ buttons for adjustment.

Press _14 :

For lighter color.

Press I_ :

For denser color,

Color density adjustment bar

ALWAYS DISPLAYING IMAGE IN VIEWFINDER

1

Press the MENU button, use the 141_/

IM_l / _l

/_ /I)lll

buttons to choose "EVE

Display" on fire "LCD/

EVF Setup" menu screen.

2

Choose "On" and press the I)/11 button.

Auto: If the LCD monitor is open, no image

On: will appear in the viewfindm_ hmages will always appear in the viewfinder regardless of whether the

LCD monitor is open/closed.

Note:

The setting on EVF Display will be stored in memory even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

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Inserting and Removing Disc

1 Set the power switch to "DVD" or "OFF" .

When the power swik'h is set to "HDD" or

"SD', the cover of disc insertion block will not open.

When "Please insert DVD." appears during dubbing, however; the cover of disc insertion block will open even when the power s_ itch is set to "HDD" (see p. 83, 84).

Press down the DISC EJECT button once and release it.

A few moments after the ACCESS/PC indicator blinks, the cover of disc insertion block will open.

3

Gently open the cover by hand fully until it stops.

When removing the disc:

While pushing turntable, to remove pick it.

down up the the disc, center holding portion of its edge,

Turntable

Pickup lens

4 When inserting a disc:

Push the disc against the turntable at the center to lock it until a click is heard.

Push the shaded portion.

Note that the recording surface of disc must face the inside of DVD video camera/recorder.

When using a single-sided disc, the recording surface is the side without label.

• Never touch the disc recording surface or pickup lens. Touching the pickup lens could cause a fault.

• Use the disc cleaning cloth provided to wipe off any dirt adhering to the disc recording surface.

• Do not use a dirtied or scratched disc.

5 Push the section marked "PUSH CLOSE" on the cover of disc insertion block, to close the cover.

Then the DVD video camera/recorder will automatically recognize the disc: While the

ACCESS/PC indicator is lit, do not cut off the power supply, and do not subject the DVD video camera/recorder to any vibrations or impact.

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Note:

• If the cover of disc insertion block is open, the ACCESS/PC indicator will blink when an image is displayed on the LCD monitor screen: In this case, the DVD video camera/recorder will not turn off even if the power switch is set to "OFF".

If the cover remains open after a while, the DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn off.

• Disc cannot be inserted or removed unless a charged battery or AC adapter/charger is connected to the DVD video camera/recorder.

• If there is some delay before recording starts, refer to "Troubleshooting" on page 146.

• Do not close the cover if a disc is not properly loaded on the turntable.

• If a single-sided disc is inserted into DVD video camera/recorder with the printed label facing the inside, an error message will appear.

Remove the disc and reinsert it with its recording side facing the inside. See "Trouble

Messages" on page 139.

• Do not remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter/charger during removal of the disc or until power is completely turned off: If you do, the disc cover will not open. If this happens, reattach the battery or AC adapter/ charger, push down the DISC EJECT button once, and then release it.

• Do not insert anything other than the 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW so could cause malfunctions.

into the disc insertion block: Doing

• When inserting or removing the disc, BE SURE NOT to look into the lens in laser pickup: Doing so could damage your eyesight.

• Close the cover of disc insertion block gently: Using force could cause a fault.

• When using double-sided disc

Recording is possible on both sides of double-sided disc. However, when recording or playback on one side is finished, recording or playback will not move automatically to the other side. Remove the disc once from the DVD video camera/recorder, turn over the disc and insert it again for continued use.

The recording surfaces of double-sided disc are likely to become dirtied or scratched: Always make sure that there is no dirt or scratch on the recording surface facing the pickup lens, and then use the disc taking great care that it is not dirtied or scratched.

Use the provided disc cleaning cloth to wipe off any dirt on disc (see page 11).

OWhen

using brand-new DVD-RW/+RW

When a disc is first loaded in the DVD video camera/recordel_ appeal_ the "Format DVD" screen will

When recording camera/recorder: on this DVD video

Choose "Yes" on the "Format DVD" screen, and then press I_/|| button.

When using DVD-RW, choose the recording format (VR or VF mode), and then press the

"/|| button.

The disc will be formatted.

Format DVD

&DVD is not formatted

When recording

data from

PC:

While the "Format DVD" screen is displayed, choose "No" and then press "/|| button, or press the • button.

Howevel, if data from PC has not yet been recorded, the disc can be made usable on this

DVD video camera/recordel_ When inserting the disc into this DVD video camera/recordel, the same message will appear: If you wish to use it on this DVD video camera/recorder, choose

"YES".

(When using DVD-RW)

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Inserting and Removing

1 Open tile LCD monitor.

2

Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off.

3

Open the cover of card insertion block.

4 Inserting Card:

Insert card with its terminal locks.

inward until it

Removing Card:

Push the center of card edge.

The card will come out so that it can be held by fingers.

Card

5 Close the cover of card insertion block.

Note:

Always close the cover of cart insertion block: Placing the DVD video camera/recorder on a desk, etc, with cover open could damage the cover.

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This section explains about recording

DVD video camera/recorder.

of movies

and stiff images, and also

basic

settings on

Recording Movie

q

Before You Begin /"

When setting the power switch to "DVD", insert a recordable DVD-RAM/DVD-

J

RW/DVD-R/+RW into this DVD video camera/recorder.

Pressing REC once will start recording; temporarily stop will it once recording.

1

2

Remove

ACCESS/PC indicator the lens cap, and then point video camera/recorder at subject.

Turn the DVD camera/recorder on.

the DVD

Set the power switch to "HDD" or "DVD" to turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.

After the ACCESS/PC indicator goes out, perform the subsequent operation:

3

Check the subject on the screen (viewfinder o1:LCD).

When using the viewfinde]; monitor before pulling out close the the LCD viewfinder.

4

Press the REC button.

The "OI1" mark in the viewfinder or on the

LCD screen will change to the "O REC"mark, and recording will start.

During recording, the recording indicator on the front of DVD video camera/recorder will light.

Pressing REC again during recording will set the DVD video camera/recorder to the recording pause status.

5

When recording is finished, turn the DVD video camera/recorder off.

Note:

See "Troubleshooting" on page 146 when recording movie is not possible.

• See "Troubleshooting" on page 146 if it takes some time before recording is possible.

• See "Troubleshooting" on page 146 if the DVD video camera/recorder does not operate.

• See page 46 for on-screen information display.

• It is recommended that you set the LOCK switch to _

(the upper position) to prevent the power switch in the

"HDD" position from accidentally moving to "DVD" position.

• When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, videos of different qualities (VIDEO Modes) or 16:9

On and Off cannot be recorded or dubbed on the same disc (see page 83).

• While the ACCESS/PC indicator is lit or blinking do not turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, and take care not to subject it to any vibration: Doing so could cause an error in the recorded data, which could make it unplayable (see page 8).

• The minimum recordable time of movie is approximately 3 seconds.

• Hitachi cannot be responsible for video and audio that cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect.

• Each time the DVD video camera/recorder enters the recording pause status, the counter display will be reset to "O:OO:OO".

• If, when using a +RW, one-time recording duration is short or you frequently switch the video quality, recording may not be possible even when the disc has remaining space.

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Recording Stills

Note:

Recording of still images is possible on card.

PHOTO/SELECT

J

CARD ACCESS indicator button

1

Remove the lens cap, and then point the DVD video camera / recorder at subject.

2 Turn the DVD camera/recorder on.

Set the power switch to "SD".

After the CARD ACCESS indicator goes out, perform the subsequent operation:

3

Check the subject on the screen (viewfinder or LCD).

When using the viewfinder, pull it out and close the LCD monitor.

4 Press the PHOTO/SELECT button half _ay

(half pressing).

The DVD video camera/recorder will automatically focus on the subject at the center of screen, and the "OI1" indicator on screen will light in purple (the focus will not change when manual focus is chosen).

5 Press the PHOTO/SELECT

(full pressing).

button all the way

The screen will be black, and then the recorded still will be displayed.

When the

"O1|" mark appears, you can proceed with the next recording; while "CARD ACCESS" is being displayed, you cannot proceed with the next recording.

Note;

• If you wish to record without locating a subject at the center of screen, first locate the subject at the center of screen, press the PHOTO/SELECT button halfway down, determine the composition to be recorded, and then press the PHOTO/SELECT button all the way down.

• If you press the PHOTO/SELECT button all the way down at one stroke without pressing it half way, recording will be possible, but the focus may be incorrect.

• See "Size And Quality Of Photos" on page 157 for details of photos on card.

• See "Troubleshooting" on page 146 if recording photos is not possible.

• If focusing is difficult with auto focus, choose manual focus, and manually correct the focus before recording (see page 55).

• Shake of the DVD video camera/recorder may cause blur in recorded image.

• When holding the DVD video camera/recorder for recording grasp it securely with both hands.

• When recording with higher zoom magnification, it is recommended that you secure the DVD video camera/recorder on a tripod.

• There may be a difference between the image you see on the LCD screen or viewfinder and the recorded image.

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Swift Restart of Recording (SLEEP/RESTART button)

If you press the SLEEP/RESTART

DVD video camera/recorder button while in the off, the status that recording recording pause is possible status will instead be restored of turning in approx, second.

the one

Setting to the sleep/restart standby status:

Press the SLEEP/RESTART button in tire recording

The pause status.

SLEEP/RESTART

DVD video camera/recorder button will light, and the will enter the sleep/restar t standby

In the following

RESTART button eases, status.

pressing the SLEEP/ will not set the

DVD

video camera/recorder stahls: to the sleep/restart standby

No disc is loaded although the power switch is set to

"DVD".

• No card is loaded although the power switch is setto

"SD",

• An unusable disc or card is loaded.

• The HDD or a loaded DVD or card has no remaining free space.

• The Disc Navigation screen is being displayed.

• During playback.

Restoring from sleep/restart

standby status:

Press the SLEEP/RESTART

The DVD video camera/recorder button that is lit: will return to the recording pause status.

Pressing the REC or PHOTO/SELECT will also restore the DVD video camera/ recorder to recording restart standby status.

button pause from the sleep/

The following operation will release the sleep/ restart standby status:

• Press down the DISC EJECT button,

• Change over the power switch CHDD"4->"DVD").

Note:

• If you press the REC or PHOTO/SELECT button while in the sleep/restart standby status, the sleep/restart status will be released but recording of a video or photo will not start, To record, press the REC or

PHOTO/SELECT button again,

• After the DVD video camera/recorder is restored from the sleep/restart standby status, the zoom position will return to 1 to 1,5x. The settings on manual focus, exposure and rear lighting will also reset to the initial values.

• The DVD video camera/recorder in sleep/restart standby status consumes approx, half the power it does during ordinary recording, but the recerdable duration in that status will be longer than standing by in the recording pause status,

• If the sleep/restart standby status continues more than 30 minutes, the DVD video camera/recorder will turn off regardless of the Power Save setting (leaving the DVD video camera/recorder in recording pause status for 5 minutes will also turn it off: Default).

• Setting the power switch to OFF in the sleep/restart standby status will turn the DVD video camera/ recorder off,

SLEEP/RESTART button

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46

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.

_ 2. Program AE

"_:

3.White

balance

_(_)_ 4. EIS

E_ 5. Backlight compensation

I_ 6.16;9 mode

1. Recording mode

12. Zoom

13. Exposure correction

_

14.Manual

Focus

15. HDD,DVD/Card type

16. Movie recording quality

17. HDD

Protection

Warning message

Current date/time

[] 7. Microphone filter

8. Video flash

9. Self-timer

10. External Input

11. Recording status

Movie recording time

18. Remaining space on HDD/DVD/Card

19. Remaining battery level

FULL AUTO indicator

(p. 58)

20. Volume

The above screen is an example for explanation:

It is different from the actual display.

1.

Recording

_ll

[_

[_'1

[_]'1 mode (p. 43, 44, 68)

: Movie

: External

(HDD/DVD)

: Still ((ard)

: External input input still (field) still (frame)

(Card)

(Card)

2. Program AE (only in movie recording

mode)

(p. 6O)

No display

_

[]

(_?

: Auto

: Sports

: Portrait

: Spotlight

: Sand & Snow

: Low Light

3.

White balance (p. 61)

No display txIA

"_,'-

;,6c

: Auto

: Set

: Outdoor

: Indoorl

: Indoor2

4.

Electronic image stabilizer

No display

((@1)

: EIS OFF

: EIS ON

(EIS) .2 (p. 63)

5.

Backlight

compensation (p. 57)

No display

[]

: Back[ight compensation

: Backlight compensation

OFF

ON

6. 16:9 mode (only in movie recording

mode)

(p. 65)

No display

15_

: 16:9 mode OFF

: 16:9 mode ON

7.

Microphone

mode)

(p. 63)

filter (only

in movie recording

No display

[]

: Microphone

: Microphone filter OFF filter ON

8.

Video flash *1 [when Video Flash Bold separately) is attached] mode) (p. 59)

(only in still recording

No display

"_,

: Emits light automatically

: Always emits light

: No light emission

9.

Self-timer

No display

@

(only

in still recording

: Self-timer

: Self-timer

(countdown

OFF

ON mode) (p. 68) is from 10 seconds)

10. External

Input

(p. 67) .1

L IN

S IN

: AV input

: S-VIDEO input

11. Recording status

III=C

11

No display .3

: During recording

: During recording pause (lights in green)

When focus locks during photo recording (lights in purple)

12.Zoom

(p. 53)

w r----lr--_

Wt

T

(Digital Zoom: Off)

I IT

W_

(Digital Zoom: 40x _)

I IT

(Digital Zoom: 500x .5 only in movie recording mode)

13. Exposure correction

(p. 57)

No display : Auto

N-C::::::::::I::_N : Manual

14.

Manual focus

(p. 55)

No display : Autofocus

_I_DEUBI_ : Manual focus

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m

15. HDD, DVD/Card

HDD

@

&

_1_

_.

@

@

O

_

/ _ type

:HDD

: HDD (write-protected)

: DVD-RAM

: DVD-RAM (write-protected)

: DVD-RW (VR-n/{tde/VF-mode)

: Protected DVD-RW (VR-mode)

: DVD-RW (VR-mode) this video camera/recorder finalized on

: DVD-RW (VR-mode) finalized on a device other than this F)VD video camera/recorder

: Finalized

: DVD-R

DVD-RW (VF-mode) disc

: DVD-R already finalized

DVD video camera/recorder on this

: DVD-R finalized on a device other than this DVD video camera/ recorder (including a DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder

DZ-HS303A/HS300A, finalized) marketed before but not

: +RW

: Finalized +RW

: SD memory card card

No display .6

16. Movie recording quality

(only

in movie recording

mode)

(p. 64)

XTRA

FINE

STD

: Best quality

: High quality

: Standard quality

Still recording

mode) (p. 67) quality (only in still

recording

FINE

NORM

ECO

: High quality

: Standard

: Number quality of recordable prioritized stills is

17.

HDD Protection (p. 69)

No display

18. Remaining

: HDD Protection On

: HDD Protection space on disc/card .7

Off

REM XX

MIN .8

REM XX _°

: Remaining recordable during movie recording minutes

: Number of remaining recordab[e still images during still recording

19. Remaining battery level

(p. 32)

......

(full charge)

(I

OW relnainhl g h g) e

20.Volume

(p. 73)

N-_ :

The volume can be adjusted during external input and playback.

"1 Not displayed on DZ-HS3OOA.

*2 EIS cannot be used when recording photos on DZ-HS303A.

*3 When no disc or card is in the DVD video camera/recorder or disc has not yet been initialized a write-protected disc or locked card, or a disc or card with no remaining space, has been inserted.

Or if the HDD is protected or has no remaining free space.

*4 "lOOx"on DZ-HS3OOA.

*5 "1200x"on DZ-HS3OOA.

*6 No display if no disc or card is loaded, or if a disc or card unusable on this DVD video camera/recorder is loaded.

*7 No remaining time or number will be displayed with a protected disc or locked card, or finalized DVD-RW (VFmode)/DVD-R/+RW.

*8 In XTRA mode, possible recording time may be longer than the displayed time.

*9 The displayed number of recordable stills is for reference: This number may not decrease, depending on the recording conditions.

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OSwitching

the information display mode

You carl 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 i on page 46) and recording status (see 11 on page 46) will appear.

If the DVD video camera/ recorder has _xarning information, a warning message will appeal_

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 "INFORMATIONDISPLAY DURING RECORDING" on page 46).

ODisplay

when recording an image of yourself

When recording with the LCD screen facing the same direction as the lens, the operating status will appear: The battery remaining level will appear only when the remaining level is very lo_x: and the display will blink.

Operating status/warning message

Battery remaining level_,w

I-

I

No warning/message direction as the lens.

(see page 46) _xill appear when recording with the LCD screen facing the same

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.

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facing

the same direction as the lens

Olnterpreting symbols on LCD screen when recording with the screen

O

O

I_1

• Status in which recording is not possible on HDD.

• An attempt to record a photo on HDD was made.

• An attempt to record a still is being made with a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW used.

• An unusable disc is loaded.

• An unusable card is loaded.

• HDD/disc is write-protected.

• A locked card is loaded.

Ill

• During recording (lights in red).

• The remaining capacity on HDD/disc is approaching the limit 0 (blinks in red).

• During recording pause (lights in green).

• During focus lock (lights in purple).

• The remaining capacity on HDD/disc/card is approaching the limit 0 (blinks in red).

• There is no remaining capacity on HDD/disc/card (blinks in green).

• An attempt to record a copy-guarded image is being made (blinks in green).

Note:

• If the LCD screen is set facing the same direction as the lens, the LCD screen will display a mirror image (left and right reversed).

• If the LCD screen is set facing the same direction as the lens, you can also view subject image in the viewfinder.

• Although you can switch to the manual focus, exposure and on-screen display modes even during recording with

LCD screen facing the same direction as lens, they will not appear on the screen.

• When the LCD monitor is opened and turned 180 ° with the Program AE set to Low Light, the monitor screen will light white (see page 61).

5O

Checking Flow of Menu

The following two on-screen menu modes are available with this DVD video camera/recorder:

Full Menu: To display all menu items for experts

• Ouick Menu: To display only the fundamental menu items for first timers

• Operating Menu

The Full M[enu will appear if you press the MENU

You can use the I_1,I/_t_!/_1/11_ buttons on DVD button.

video camera/recorder options in Full Menu and designate them.

to select various setting

Press the MENU button

I C_mER (_?RETUR, _ I

Press _

Press _ or I_/11

ql

Press 41_ or •

The cursor to be chosen will move to the right

The cursorto-be chosen movedown will

Press the I_/11 button directly to choose an option from menu.

To return to the screen one before, press the • button.

Pressing the MENU button again will cause the Menu display to disappear.

Note:

• Pressing the QUICK MENU button will display the Quick Menu screen: The operation will be the same as when the MENU button is pressed.

• Pressing the MENU button during recording will not display the menu.

• The menu screen will disappear when it is left for approx, one minute without any operation.

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OFIow of Full Menu

_: The shaded menu item can also be set using the Quick Menu.

Refer to page indicated for details of each function.

Camera Functions Setup

Not displayed when external input is being selected.

Date Setup

Program

White

AE (p.

60) balance

EIS .I (p. 63)

(p. 61)

Digital zoom (p. 53)

Microphone filter .2 (p. 63)

Flash _3 (p. 59)

"1: Not displayed when DZ-HS303A is in "SD" status,

*2: Not displayed in "SD" status,

*3: Displayed when DZ-HS303A is recording a photo

(not displayed when the optional Video Flash is connected).

Record Functions

Setup

Display

LCD/EVF Setup

Adjust format

(p. 38)

EVF Display

Initial Setup

(p. 35)

(p. 39)

External still inpu{ 6 (p. 68)

On-screen information

HDD protection .9 (p. 69) display outpu{ s (p. 69)

"4: The quality mode is displayed in "SD" status (p. 67),

*5: Not displayed in "SD" status, or with external input.

*6: Displayed in "SD" status, and input selection is set to external signal or S external signal.

*7: Displayed in "SD" status.

*8: Displayed only when input selection is set to camera.

*9: Displayed only in "HDD" status.

Beep (p. 36)

Power save (p. 36)

Recording LED (p. 37)

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Zooming

If you continue to hold the zoom lever on the

"T" control side with Dig. Zoom specified, the digital zoom will be activated midway (when optical 10-power is exceeded on DZ-HS303A or optical 25-power is exceeded on DZ-HS300A).

You can zoom up to 500-power on DZ-HS303A; up to 1200-power on DZ-HS300A.

W: recording wide area

(wide-angle) image (telephoto) ged

1 Press the MENU button, choose "Dig. Zoom" on the "Camera Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the)"/|| button.

2

Choose the desired magnification, press the 11../|| button.

and then

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

Moving the zoom lever will display digital zoom bar.

the

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", "40x ''.1, and "500x"'2;

Pressing the button during photo recording will switch between "Off" and "40x ''.1.

• If you set zoom to "500x ''.2 when recording photo, the digital zoom will be up to 40x .1.

• When a subject is zoomed, it may be momentarily out of focus.

• When digital zoom is engaged, the image quality will be rougher.

"1

"lOOx" on DZ-HS3OOA.

*2

"1200x" on DZ-HS3OOA.

MACRO RECORDING

Use the macro function when recording a small object from close-up position: You can shoot the subject as close as approximately the screen.

13/16" (2 cm) from the lens surface, magnifying the image to fill

1

Aim the DVD video camera/recorder at the subject, and press the zoom lever to "W" control side.

Note:

• Zoom can be used, but the subject may not be focused, depending on the distance to the subject.

In this case, move the zoom to "W" control side to focus.

• The amount of light tends to be insufficient during macro recording: If the subject image is too dark, use additional lighting.

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RECORDING SUBJECTS FOR STRONGER WIDE-ANGLE OR TELEPHOTO

EFFECT

Use the tele-conversion lens or wide-conversion lens _xith the following filter diameter and thread pitch to record subjects for stronger telephoto or wide-angle effect:

Filter diameter: 37 mm for DZ-HS303A; 34 mm for DZ-HS300A

Thread pitch: 0.75 rnm for DZ-HS303A; 0.5 mrn for DZ-HS300A

When attaching the optional DZ-TL1 tele-conversion lens or DZ-WL1 wide-conversion optional step-up ring: DZ-SR3437 for DZ-HS300A (see page 138).

lens, use the

1

Remove the lens hood fi:orn DVD video camera/recordei_ over the lens.

and attach the step-up ring

2

Remove the cap of conversion lens, and screw the lens into the thread of step-up ring.

When using the DZ-HS303A, you need not use the step-up ring.

Lens hood Conversion lens

_

(Remove)

• Tele-conversionlens:

• Wide-conversion lens:

For

For stronger stronger telephoto wide-angle

Note;

• Be careful not to lose the removed lens hood.

• With DZ-TL1 tele-conversion lens, the focusing range at "T" (telephoto) control side is between approx,

16 feet (5 m) and infinite,

• When a conversion lens is attached, note that the four corners of screen will be slightly dim if you zoom in on a subject on the W control side (wide-angle side),

• When replacing the lens, take care not to drop the

DVD video camera/recorder.

• Attaching the conversion lens will disable the function of the built-in flash (for DZ-HS303A only): Specify

"Flash: Off" (see page 59).

• If a generally available filter is attached, do not attach the removed lens hood,

• Some generally available conversion lenses may not be usable on this DVD video camera/recorder, depending on the lens maker, effect effect

(Attach)

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Manually Focusing Subject

The DVD video camera/recorder usually focuses on a subject automatically (autofocus).

You can also manually focus a subject depending on the recording conditions.

FOCUSING DURING RECORDING

Normally, the DVD video camera/recorder automatically focuses the subject (autofocus), but you can also manually focus a subject, depending on the recording conditions (manual focus).

Focusing range:

You can switch the display mode of on-screen information:

On T (tele) side: approximately 3.2 feet (1 m) from lens surface to infinity

On W (wide) side: approximately 13/16" (2 cm) from lens surface to infinity

1

Press the FOCUS button during recording.

Manual Focus icon will appear on fire screen.

'

Manual Focus icon--

......

2

Press the zoom lever to "T" control side to zoom in on subject.

3

Use the _1/)'_ buttons to adjust the focus, while viewing the image in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.

Note:

• Pressing FOCUS will alternate between manual focus and auto focus. With auto focus, no indication will appear on the screen.

• Be sure to zoom in on your subject before manually focusing on it. If you bring the subject into focus at the

"W" control side focus will be faulty when you turn the zoom lever to the "T" control side to zoom in on the subject.

• Manual focus is released when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off. When you turn the DVD video camera/recorder on next time, auto focus will be restored.

S

55

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Manually focus the following objects, which may not be automatically in brightness, such as white

_l_toro,

focused (see page 55):

o , t notin iO ,eo that

wall

,i,t,eva_ia,ion

Dark objects Objects moving rapidly

Objects lit by neon sign, spotlight, etc.

which glares or emits strong light

Object behind glass with water droplets, dirt on it

Night view

Adjusting Brightness

(Exposure) of Image to be recorded

The DVD video camera/recorder usually adjusts the exposure automatically.

You can also manually adjust the exposure depending on the recording conditions.

1 Press the EXPOSURE button during recording.

The exposure adjustment bar will appear on the screen.

Adjust with "4_1/IN_- buttons

Exposure adjustment bar-_ "*_"

2 Use the _/)"_ exposure, viewfinder buttons to adjust the while viewing the image in the o1: on the LCD screen.

Note:

• Pressing EXPOSURE will alternate between manual adjustment and auto exposure.

With auto exposure, no indication will appear on the screen.

• The exposure setting will return to Auto when the

DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

Compensating for Backlight

1

Press the BLC button during recording.

Backlight correction icon _ "_*_"

B,O._M

The back]ight correction icon will appear.

Note:

• Pressing the BLC button will alternate between backlight setting between on and off.

• The backlight setting will automatically return to "off" when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

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Using Full Auto Function

Pressing the FULL AUTO button will fully automate the camera functions.

1 Press the FULL AUTO button.

"FULL AUTO" will be displayed on the screen of DVD video camera/recorder for several seconds.

The following settings will reset to defaults:

Focus

Backlight compensation

Exposure

Program AE

White balance

EIS

MIC.Filter

Auto

Off

Auto

Auto

Auto

On

Off

55

57

57

60

61

63

63

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Built.in

Video Flash (for DZ.HS303A

only)

When recording photos in a dark place, or if the subject is lit from rear, the DZ-HS303A makes use of the builtqn Video Flash for automatic brightening: The Video Flash can also be set to On where the light is always being emitted, or Off when you wish to record without using the flash even in a dark

)lace.

I

Auto

On

Off

._-when the PHOTO/SELECT is pressed

._.

"_...

button Automatically emits light in dark place or in a spot lit from rear.

Always emits light regardless of brightness.

No light emission.

1 Press the MENU button, and choose "Flash" from the "Camera Functions Setup" nrenu.

2

Choose tire option for "Flash" and decide it.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

* Displayed when using DZ-HS303A to record photo

(not displayed when the optional

Video Flash is connected).

eOptional Video Flash (for DZ-

HS303A only)

See "Introductien page 138.

to Optional Accessories" on

You can use the optional DZ-FLH3 Video Flash*

(p. 138): Refer to the instruction manual of Video

Flash for use.

* Unavailable for DZ-HS300A.

Note:

• The built-in Video Flash setting will not change even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

Unless recording is to be made with the fixed Flash setting, it is recommended to return it to "Auto" after recording with the "On" or "Off" setting, before turning the DVD video camera/recorder off.

• When recording dark subjects the shutter speed will be slower, so don't let the camera shake.

• However, dark subjects may not be in clear focus even if the Video Flash is used. It is recommended that you light a subject when recording in a dark place.

• The Video Flash built into DZ-HS303A cannot be used when a conversion lens is attached: Specify

"Flash: Off"

• The distance for the built-in Video Flash to adjust the appropriate amount of light will vary depending on the subject, but it is approximately 3.2 - 8.2 feet (1 -

2.5 m).

• The Video Flash automatically adjusts the amount of light emitted, but the light amount adjustment may be insufficient when a subject is too far away or too near.

• If you continuously record using the Flash, the Flash may not emit light or the amount of light may not be adjustable.

After recording using the Flash, it is recommended that you wait for a few moments, before pressing the PHOTO/SELECT button to record.

• "f_ " will blink during charging of the battery for Video

Flash.

• While "f_ " is flashing, the video flash will not emit light, though the DVD camera/recorder is recording.

• When recording a close-up photo, specify "Flash:

Off". Using the flash too near subject could cause a whitish image.

• Do not use the Video Flash when approaching the human eye. Emitting light from Video Flash near human eye could damage the subject's eyesight.

Especially when recording a baby or small child, move the DVD video camera/recorder at least 3.2 feet

(1 m) away.

• Do not use the Video Flash while pointing it at a driver in vehicle: Doing so could dazzle the driver, causing an accident.

• Do not use the Video Flash in a place where there is flammable or explosive gas: Doing so could cause fire or explosion.

• When the DZ-FLH3 optional video flash is attached to

DZ-HS303A, the built-in video flash in DZ-HS303A will not operate.

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Setting Up Camera Functions

Before You

Begin

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 I_I_/I=.'H/

_,q/l_l_ buttons to choose "Program AE" on the "Camera Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the 1_'/|| button.

The options will appear on the right of

"Program AE'.

2

Use the I_1_/1_1_/'_I/IIH_ buttons to choose the desired option, and then press the

I_/11

button: The selected option will be set.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

The menu screen will disappear.

Note:

You can check the selected AE mode bythe onscreen information display. However, nothing will appear in the Auto mode.

• The shooting mode set as above will be stored in memory even if the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• When recording in a dark area, an after-image will appear when filming a moving subject or if camera shake occurs (it is therefore recommended that you use a tripod in such cases).

• If the Sports mode is used under a fluorescent light, the image may flicker: In this case, use the Auto mode for recording.

A Auto :

The camera/recorder judges the subject and surrounding automatically environment for optimum recording.

Sports

: Reduces blurring when recording rapidly moving subjects such as in golf or tennis.

_ Portrait : Makes a subject, such as a person or a creature, stand out from a blurred background.

@ Spotlight

: Prevents overexposure of subject portrait face, etc. when strong light strikes the subject, as in a wedding or on stage.

_.8

& Snow

: Prevents underexposure subject portrait face, etc. in a place where of reflection of light is intense, such as at the seaside in midsummer or on a ski slope.

=_Low Light : Allo_x s user to record in a dark place even with decreased lighting.

Turn the LCD monitor 180" during recording:

The LCD monitor light can then be used for recording.

6O

RECORDING DARK SUBJECTS USING LCD MONITOR LIGHT

When Program AE is set to Low Light, you can use the light from L CD monitor to record a subject.

1

Press the MENU button, use the [_1_/_1_/

_HI/II_ buttons to choose "Program AE" on the "Camera Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the I_/|| button.

2

Use the [41_/_1_/441/l_l_ buttons to choose

"Low Light", and then press the I)/ll button.

Note:

• Use the viewfinder to check the image to be recorded.

• The LCD monitor light allows you to record a subject up to 3.2 feet (1 m) even in a dark place.

• An after-image will appear when filming a moving subject or if camera shake occurs (it is recommended that you use a tripod).

• If a subject cannot be focused properly, manually adjust the focus (see page 55).

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

4

Open the LCD monitor, turn it 180 '> so that it faces the same direction as the lens: The LCD nronitor will light white.

ADJUSTING COLOR (WHITE BALANCE)

This DVD video camera/recorder balance setting depending automatically on the recording adjusts conditions.

the color of subject.

Change the white

Auto

Set

Outdoor

Indoor 1

Indoor 2

White balance always automatically adjusted

You can manually adjust white balance to match the light source or situation (p. 62)

To record in fine weather

To record under incandescent color type fluorescent light light, halogen

To record under fluorescent light light or bulb-

None

BI/1

"_'-

-6: i_

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1 Press the MENU button, use the I_1_/1_1_1/

•_._/11._ buttons to choose "White Bal." on the

"Camera Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the _'/11 button.

2

Choose the desired option, and then press the

)_/11

button.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

Note:

The white balance mode can be confirmed using the on-screen information.

• The white balance setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• Do not block the infrared sensor with hand, etc.

Infrared sensor block

• If a tele or wide-conversion lens is used, the auto white balance may not operate depending on the recording conditions.

If this happens, set to the mode to match the recording conditions, or manually set the white balance.

• Be sure to remove the lens cap before turning the

DVD video camera/recorder on: If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned on with the lens capped, the white balance will not work normally.

OSetting

white balance manually

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 when the white object fills the screen, manually focus the object, referring to "Manually Focusing

Subject" (see page 55).

2

Press the MENU button, use the I_1_/_

/

_/_ buttons to choose "White Bal.', "Set" on the "Camera Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the I_/|| button.

3

Hold I_/11 button pressed until the ,%.mj

indicator changes from blinking light.

When the "t_" indicator white balance to a steady lights, setting _i]l be complete.

the

4

Press the • button to end the setting.

Note:

• The white balance set using the "Set" option will be stored in memory until it is re-set.

• Do not use a colored object when setting the white balance: The appropriate tint cannot be set.

• If "Input Source: LINE, S-LINE" has been specified, you cannot use the "Set" mode of white balance

(p. 67).

• The setting on white balance "Set" may not be possible in a dark place. Also, the white balance cannot be set when the zoom bar is in the digital zoom range (p. 53). In such status, the "_.=d'indicator will remain blinking.

Set the white balance in a bright place with "Dig. Zoom: Off" specified.

• If the recording conditions have changed, re-set the white balance for appropriate colors.

• The setting will be stored in memory even when the

DVD video camera/recorder is turned off: The "&=_" indicator will blink when the DVD video camera/ recorder is turned on next time. Re-set the white balance as needed.

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USING THE ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZER (EIS)

When you use zoom (see page 53) to record a magnified subject image, it will correct fuzziness in the recorded image.

1

Press the MENU button, use the 141_/_t_1/

'IHI/lld_ buttons to choose "EIS" on the

"Camera Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the

II,./||

button.

2

Choose the "On" or "Off", and then press the

l_/ii

button.

3

Press the MENU button to end the settin,-

Note:

• You can check EIS On or Off by the on-screen information display.

• The EIS setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off,

• After recording with EIS set to "Off", it is recommended that you return the setting to "On" and then turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, unless you normally record with "Off" setting.

• It is recommended that you specify "EIS: Off" when using the DVD video camera/recorder on a desk or tripod.

• When "EIS: On" is specified, there will be a slight difference between the actual movement and the movement on screen,

• Gross camera shake may not be entirely corrected even if "EIS: On" is specified: Firmly hold the DVD video camera/recorder with both hands,

• EIS may not operate correctly when the tele or wideconversion lens is used,

• EIS cannot be used when recording photos on

DZ-HS303A.

RECORDING SUBJECT USING LARGE MAGNIFICATION

(DIGITAL ZOOM)

See page 53 for setting on digital zoom.

REDUCING WIND NOISE DURING RECORDING (MIC.FILTER)

When recording sound from the nricrophone built into this DVD video camera/recordel, reduce _xind noise in recording.

If "MIC.Filter: On" is specified, the low-frequency conrponents in the sound picked up by you can microphone will be cut off during recording: This makes it easier to hear the target voice or sound during playback.

1

Press the MENU button, use the _/_t_1/

'IHI/ll,_ buttons to choose "MIC.Filter" on the

"Camera Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the I_/|1 button.

2

Choose the desired option, and then press the

11,,/|1 button.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

Note:

• You can also use the on-screen display to confirm that the MIC.Filter

has been set,

• The MIC,Filter setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off,

• The MIC,Filter function will work only during movie recording.

• The microphone filter function works only with the built-in microphone: It will not function when using an external microphone (p. 70).

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Setting Up Record Functions

SWITCHING

MOVIE QUALITY (VIDEO MODE)

Choose

the movie quality from "XTRA', "FINE", "STD'.

1

Press the MENU

_l_I/li"ll'/ll'/ll button, use the 1_I'4/IN_ / buttons to choose "VIDEO

Mode" on the "Record Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the I_/1| button.

2

Choose the desired quality mode, and then press the I_/1| button.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

Note:

The movie quality setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• The "VIDEO Mode" setting will not change even if the

DVD is replaced.

• When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R, you cannot switch the setting on movie quality or wide-screen mode while recording on the disc: The DVD video camera/recorder will be automatically set to the movie quality or wide-screen mode first used with the disc for recording.

• When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW:

You cannot specify the combination of <<VIDEOMode:

STD" and "16:90n"(p.

85). If you specify "16:9 On" and try to switch the VIDEO Mode to STD from XTRA or FINE, the screen will automatically switch to the

4:3-aspect ratio display.

• The movie quality setting is effective only during movie recording: The setting will not be displayed during recording of stills.

Block-like recording noise may appear conditions in recorded image, or the outline of subject listed below.

Pan the D\ f

D video camera/recorder noise is likely to appear in the "STD" mode): image is distorted as slowly as possible tinder the

(Block

• If there is a complicated pattern r

If the D_ D video camera/recorder

• If subject is moving rapidly in background is moved

(as in following excessively figure or quickly; even when the DVD video camera/recorder on left); is not moving.

(Image when block-like noise occurs) (Image without block-like noise)

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SETTING TO WIDE TV SCREEN MODE (16:9 MODE)

When viewing recorded images later on a wide-screen TV (aspect ratio 16:9), specify wide-screen

(16:9) mode "On": You can also record images with the aspect ratio changed (the aspect ratio with

"Off" is 4:3).

The following figures compare the images displayed on LCD monitor and in viewfinder when the

_xide-screen mode is "on" and "off".

"16:9 On" specified

(aspect ratio 16:9)

When using DZ-HS303A

I.....................................

'

"16:9 Off" specified

(aspect ratio 4:3)

When using DZ-HS3OOA

"I

, .......................

J

1

Press the MENU button, use the _/1_1_/

'qHI/10d_ buttons to choose "16:9" on the

"Record Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the ll../|| button.

2

Choose "On", and then press the I,/11 button.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

When viewing playback on an ordinary TV screen later, specify "16:9 Off": Recording with "16:9 On" specified will be played back on an ordinary TV with longer vertical direction of image.

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Display on LCD monitor screen Display in viewfinder

An image recorded with "16:9 On" specified will appear as follows:

Images recorded with "16:9 Off" specified will appear as follows:

Display on LCD monitor screen Display in viewfinder

Note:

• The 16:9 setting will be kept even after the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• The 16:9 mode cannot be used with photo recording, external input .1 , S-VIDEO external input .1.

• When using a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW:

You cannot specify the combination of "VIDEO Mode: STD" and "16:90n"(p.

85). If you specify "16:9 On" and try to switch the VIDEO Mode to "STD" from "XTRA" or "FINE", the screen will automatically switch to the 4:3-aspect ratio display.

Once the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R disc has been recorded in the wide-screen mode, you will not be able to switch to recording of external input .1 or S-VIDEO external input .1 using the same disc.

• When using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R, switching between wide mode (16:9) and normal mode (4:3) will not be possible while using the same disc.

• Images recorded with "16:9 On" (aspect ratio 16:9) specified will be played back with the setting used during recording regardless of the 16:9 setting then being used.

• The 16:9 setting is not compatible with ID-1/ID-2 .2.

• If you connect this DVD vide camera/recorder to the $1 or $2 terminal of TV, the TV will automatically switch to the wide-screen mode: See TV instruction manual for details.

• When using a video selector, the TV may not automatically be switched to 16:9 mode.

• If you connect the DVD video camera/recorder with a disc recorded in wide mode to a TV with 4:3 display only and play it back, vertically long images will appear. To display 4:3 images, set "TV type" (p. 111) to 4:3 and view the images.

• If you play back a +RW recorded in wide mode on a DVD recorder/player, etc., vertically long images will appear even on a wide-screen TV. In this case, change the setting on the DVD recorder/player or set "TV type" (p. 111) to

4:3 and view the images.

"1 The DZ-HS300A cannot receive any externally input signal.

*2 This system records the aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3) information in void space between video signals.

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SWITCHING QUALITY OF STILL IMAGE (QUALITY)

You carl switch the still recoMing quality.

1

Press the MENU button, use the 1411/_1"1/ illll41"lll'ill buttons to choose "Quality" on the "Record Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the I,./1| button.

2

Choose the option you want, and then press

the l'/ll

button.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

Note:

• The still quality setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

RECEIVING IMAGE FROM ANOTHER DEVICE (INPUT SOURCE)

If you wish to input an image from another device to this DVD video camera/recorder, first switch the setting on the DVD video camera/recorder.

you must

Refer to the explanation starting from page 115 on how to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to other devices or record images input from them.

The DZ-HS300A cannot receive any externally input signal.

CAMERA

LINE

S LINE

Usually select this option

To input image from another device

To input S-VIDEO signal from another device

1

Press the MENU button, use the _/_t_1/ ll/l_/l'/ll buttons to choose "Input

Source" on the "Record Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press tile I,./1| button.

2

Choose "LINE", and then press the I,/11 button.

No display

L IN

S IN

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

Note:

The "Input Source" setting will return to "CAMERA" whenever the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

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SWITCHING

EXTERNAL INPUT RECORDING

METHOD (PHOTO INPUT)

When "Input Source: LINE or S LINE" is specified, you can record stills of externally input images on a card. The DVD video camera/recorder can record an external image with little movement by specifying "Frame", but "Field" is recommended for recording image with movement.

The DZ-HS300A cannot receive any externally input signal.

_ee

dis

for_a

Frame

Field

Does not suit recording of frequently moving video subjects, despite high image quality. Frame suits recording of less moving video.

,

Suitable for recording of frequently moving video subjects.

[_

1

Press the MENU button, use the I<_/l_/

_l/l_/k/ll buttons to choose "PHOTO

Input" on the "Record Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the I_/|| button.

2

Select the desired option and then press the

I_/ll

button.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

Note:

• The PHOTO Input setting can be confirmed using the on-screen information.

• The PHOTO Input setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• Refer to "Recording (Dubbing) Images", page 115 to see how to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another device.

SELF-TIMER

You can record photos using the self-timer function, as with ordinary cameras.

1

Press the MENU button, use the I<_/IN_/

<</ll_/l_/ll

buttons to choose "Self Timer" on the "Record Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press the I_/|1 button.

2 Select "On", and then press the I_/|1 button.

The self-timer will be set.

3

Press the MENU button to end the setting.

4 Press the PHOTO/SELECT button.

The recording indicator at the front of DVD video camera/recorder will blink.

The self-timer indicator will start to count down, and recording will commence approximately 10 seconds late1:

Note:

• You can also check that self-timer has been set by reviewing the on-screen information.

• To release the self-timer mode, choose "Off" on the menu screen or turn DVD video camera/recorder off.

• To suspend self-timer, press the PHOTO/SELECT button again before recording starts, or press the • button.

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SETTING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY OUTPUT ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT)

If you com_ect this DVD video camera/recorder switch screen.

off the on-screen information (displayed to a TV to view images on TV screen, you can in the viewfinder o1: on the LCD screen) from the

TV

1 Press the MENU button, use the I_1/_1/

/I"1_/1_111 buttons to choose "OSD

Output" on the "Record Functions Setup" menu screen, and then press tire I_/11 button.

2

Choose "On" or "Off", and press the 1_/11 button.

3

Press the MENU button to end the settim-

Note:

• The "OSD Output" setting will be stored in memory even when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• Even if "Off" is chosen, the on-screen information will appear during playback, See page 78 for playback onscreen information display.

• Even after the on-screen information is removed from the TV screen, it will still appear in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen,

• The on-screen display output functions only when the input selection is set to camera: It cannot be set during external input.

"On" setting "Off" setting

TV screen TV screen

DROP DETECTION (HDD PROTECTION)

The default setting is "On".

Specify "HDD Protection: Off" if you plan to use the HDD built in this

DVD video camera/recorder in a weightless condition, such as skydiving, to prewnt stop in recording or playback: Specifying "On" in such status will activate the drop detection function and stop recording or playback to protect the HDD built in this DVD video camera/recorder.

1

Press the MENU button, use the _/_1_/

_1,II/11_/1_/11 buttons to choose "HDD

Protection" menu screen.

on the "Record Functions Setup"

2

Choose "On" or "Off", use the I_1_/IN_/_1_1

/

11,_/11_/|| buttons button.

to then press the I_/11

When "Off" is specified, the icon will appear.

Note:

• The "HDD Protection" setting will return to "On" when the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off,

Hl_

12/

REM 3 0 MIN

8:00AM

'112006

(When "HDD Protection: Off" is specified)

An icon will appear.

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Using External Microphone

Connect external microphone video camera/recorder.

(generally

Clearer: sound available) to the external can be recorded.

microphone

Turn on the switch jack of this DVD on external microphone and start recording.

For details on external microphone, see "Major Specifications" on F'a"e,_154.

Note:

Depending on the shape of its plug, an external microphone cannot be plugged in, while the cable is left plugged in the AV/S input/output terminal.

Unplug the AV/S input/output cable to use the external microphone.

• This DVD video camera/recorder cannot use a plug-in power type microphone.

(Power is not supplied from this

DVD video camera/recorder.)

• Connecting an external microphone will switch off the built-in microphone.

• The DZ-HS3OOA cannot use any external microphone.

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Using Disc Navigation

STARTING OR TERMINATING

DISC NAVIGATION

Disc Navigation is a tool for editing scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recordel_

Here is an explanation

Navigation function.

on "scene" and "program", so that you will be able to make most use of Disc

The screens in this instruction manual are basically those that will appear when the HDD is used:

Some items will not appear operation is the same.

_xhen a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW or card is used, but the

Before You Begin

Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 33).

• When using HDD: Set the power switch to "HDD".

• When using disc: Set the power switch to "DVD".

• When using card: Set the power switch to "SD".

1

Set the power switch properly.

2

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

The Disc Navigation screen

(shown

on page 72) will appear.

NAVIGATION

3

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button again.

Disc Navigation will be terminated and the

DVD video camera/recorder will enter the recording pause status.

You can also press the • button to end Disc

Navigation.

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Thumbnail

Cursor--

Still image icon q-

Operation guide .2-

Selected scene number/

--Number of all scenes

--Current page position .3

--Bar

--Icon graph of HDD, DVD/card type _4

"1

_c_ndisp_ayed_naph_t_rec_rded_naDVD-RAMusingHitachiDVDvide_camera/rec_rdermarketedbef_re

DZ-HS303A/HS3OOA.

DZ-HS303A/HS3OOA cannot record any photos on a DVD-RAM

*2

TheoperationguidewillvarydependingontheoperationstatusofDVDvideocamera/recorde_

*3

Appears

when !3 scenes or more have been recorded.

*4

When using a disc, the icon that corresponds to the type of disc being used will appear "#J!" will appear for card.

Icons to be displayed on thumbnail:

• .......................

Fade-in (p. 88)

Ilk .......................

Fade-out (p. 88)

................. Skip (p. 89)

......................

Lock (p. 92)

Note:

• Each time the DISPLAY button is pressed, the recording date/time of the scene on which the cursor is placed, recording data of scene (VIDEO Mode, 16:9, recording length), and operation guide will appear in sequence

(when HDD is used).

I 12/ 1/2006 10:00:00AM _H#DI r

FINE 16:9 0rain 39see _HDD ]

Displayed only when HDD is used I

• Each time Disc Navigation is started with a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R inserted, message "Creating Thumbnail

..." will appear. After the message appears, the Disc Navigation screen will appear.

• In the following cases, the Disc Navigation screen will appear or a message will be displayed:

- HDD or disc is write-protected

- Finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW

- DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder model marketed before DZ-

HS303A/HS300A, and not finalized

- Locked card

• Do not leave the Disc Navigation screen displayed on TV to which the DVD video camera/recorder is connected:

Doing so could damage the TV screen, possibly by burning.

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PLAYING BACK FROM DISC NAVIGATION SCREEN

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Use the 141_/_l/_ql/ll_ buttons to select the desired scene.

3

Press the 1_/|| button.

Playback will start from the selected scene.

The selected scene will be Dame& This is called a "cursor".

Note:

Pressing the _ or _ button will move the cursor to the preceding or following scene.

Pressing the 1'(4i or _1_1 button will move to preceding or following page.

ADJUSTING VOLUME DURING PLAYBACK

If the LCD monitor is open during playback of movie, playback sound will be heard from the speaker.

Adjust the sound volume using the zoom level_ Tilt it to the "T" side to increase the volume,

"W" side to reduce the volume.

OWhen

playback ends

The DVD video camera/ recorder will enter the playback pause status at the last image of last scene.

Pressing the • or DISC

NAVIGATION button will restore the Disc

Playbackpause

Navigation screen.

When the playback pause status continues for as long as 5 minutes, the Disc Navigation screen

_xill automatically be restored.

OPlaying

back photos

A photo on DVD-RAM will be displayed for approx.

3 seconds.

When playing back photos on card, playback will stop after each photo playback.

Note;

• Press the 1_/11button to temporarily stop playback.

Pressing the I_/11 button again will start from that point.

• If you press the 1_/11button after playback of the last scene on disc finishes, playback will start again from the beginning.

• Pressing the • button will always restore the Disc

Navigation screen.

• When playing back photos on card, "Playback" will appear. In the case of a photo with a large number of pixels it will take some time for the photo to appear.

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r

/

[

Before You Begin

.

back scenes on it. (p. 43, 44).

Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on (p. 33).

• Insert a disc or card recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder to play

PLAYING BACK LATEST RECORDED SCENE

1

Press the status.

I,/11 button

The DVD video camera/recorder will enter tile playback mode, and the scene you have recorded last will be played back.

When playback is finished, the DVD video camera/recorder will enter the pause stahls 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 • button.

in the recording pause

Note:

• To temporarily stop playback, press the I,/11 button.

Press the I_/11 button again to restart playback.

• Even if you stop playback midway and immediately start recording again, the new image will be recorded after the last scene on HDD, disc or card (the previous images will not be overwritten).

• Image data edited on PC, etc., orthe recorded image may not appear on this DVD video camera/recorder; also the recorded sound may not play back, depending on the type of image data.

• Image data recorded on another DVD video camera/ recorder or DVD recorder may not be played on this

DVD video camera/recorder.

• Depending on the amount of data to be played back, it may take some time for the playback image to appear.

• Do not operate the power switch or remove the card while the ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking; Doing so may damage the card or the data on card.

• If the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder is too high, normal playback may not be possible:

Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off once wait until the ambient temperature becomes lower, and then operate it again.

Playback will stop, and recording pause status will be restored.

DELETING LAST RECORDED SCENE

1

Press the NfENU button during playback.

2 Choose "Edit", "Delete press the I1_/|| button.

The screen for verifying

Scene", and then deletion will appear.

3

Choose "YES", and then press the

I,'/11 button.

The last recorded scene will be deleted, and the recording pause status will be restored.

Note:

• If you press the MENU button during playback using the

Disc Navigation menu, "Delete Scene" will not appear.

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CAPTURING PHOTO

You can record an image displayed during playback of video as a photo on a card.

1

Press the MENU button at a scene you wish to capture during playback.

2

Choose "Edit", "PHOTO Capture", and then press the I_/|| button.

The screen for verifying capture will appear.

3

Choose "YES", and then press the

I_/ll

button.

The captured scene will be recorded on a card.

Note:

• You can also press PHOTO/SELECT button for the scene you wish to capture in step 1: The screen for verifying capture will appear, Choose "YES", and then press the I_/11 button, The scene will be recorded on a card.

• A captured photo is played back on the DVD video camera/recorder as follows:

When captured from a video recorded with 16:9 (wide mode) On specified:

Number of pixels (JPEG standard): 640 x 360

When captured from a video recorded with 16:9

(wide mode) Off specified:

Number of pixels (JPEG standard): 640 x 480

SEARCH PLAYBACK OF MOVIE

During playback, press the _1 or 11_ button and hold it: Search playback will start.

Hold down _ :

Scenes will be visually scanned forward.

Hold down _ :

Scenes will be visually scanned backward.

Release the _1 or 11_ button when you find the desired image:

Normal playback will start from that point.

Note:

• If the temperature inside the DVD video camera/ recorder rises, normal skip or search playback may not be possible: Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again,

FRAME ADVANCE/FRAME BACK/SLOW PLAYBACK OF MOVIE

During playback pause, press the _ or button: Frame advance, frame back or slow playback will start.

Press _ once:

Picture will advance one frame.

Press _ once:

Picture will go back one frame.

Hold down 11_ :

Forward slow playback.

Hold down _ :

Reverse slow playback.

After frame advance, playback, the DVD frame video back oi: slow camera/recorder will enter the playback

Note: pause status.

• In slow playback, a rapidly moving subject image may be distorted.

• The intervals for playing back frames in frame advance/frame back/slow playback are as follows:

Frame advance and forward slow: Approx. 0.03

seconds

Frame back and reverse slow: Approx. 0,5 seconds

• No sound will be heard during search playback or slow playback,

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SKIP PLAYBACK OF MOVIE

During playback, press the _ or _ locate the start of desired scene.

Press _ once: button to

To skip to the first image of the scene following the one being played back, and start playback.

Press _ 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 button: Playback

_xill start from that point.

Hold down _ :

To continuously locate the beginnings of scenes backward, starting from the scene preceding the scene currently being played back. When the desired image appears, release the button: Playback will start from that point.

Press _

Portion being played back

Press _ Press _ Press

I

Portion being played back

Press _ once

Scene 1 I

Press _ once

Scene 2

Press tw!ce

n

Pressing the _ button at a portion several seconds from the start of scene being played back will return to the start of the scene preceding that being played back.

Note:

• If you perform skip playback during playback pause, the DVD video camera/recorder will enter the playback pause status at the beginning of the located scene.

• Pressing the _ button in the last scene on HDD or disc will set the DVD video camera/recorder to the playback pause status at the last image.

• If the temperature inside the DVD video camera/ recorder rises, normal skip or search playback may not be possible: Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.

PLAYING BACK STILLS

Press the _ or _ button during playback to quickly play back stills in sequence.

Press _1_ once:

To display stills one by one forward.

Press _ once:

To display stills one by one backward.

[When using DVD-RAM]

(This DVD video camera/recorder cannot record any photo on a DVD-RAM.)

Releasing the _ or _1_ button will start continuous playback.

[When using card]

When the _ or _ button is released, the photo at that point will be displayed, and then the DVD video camera/recorder will enter the playback pause status.

Use the slide show function for continuous display (p. 111).

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JUMPING TO SPECIFIED POINT (GO TO)

1 Press the MENU button during playback.

2 Choose the option

(point you want to go to), and then press the 1_/11 button.

Top:

To go to the start, and enter playback pause.

End:

To go to the end of last scene, and enter playback pause.

Specify:

To go to a specified point and enter playback pause.

See the follo;x ing for details.

OSpecifying the point to view

1

Choose "Specify" in step 2 above, and then press the 1_/|| button.

3

Press the 1_/1| button to enter the selection.

The screen for specifying will appeal2

Position of currently the point to go to

Total recording time of

The DVD video camera/recorder will go to the specified point and enter the playback pause status.

Pressing the 1_/11 button again will start playback.

2

Use the I-_1/_t_1/'_1/11_ buttons the desired time of chosen point.

to select

Press _

Press IN_

Press '_1 or 11_ :

: To select the start.

: To select the end.

• Press once:

To move the cursor in ]0-second units

(1-still units for card)

• Hold down:

To move the cursor in 1-minute units

(10-still units for card)

Note:

• To cancel the "Go To" procedure midway, press the • button before going to the specified point.

• If multiple scenes are selected using the Disc

Navigation function or PHOTO/SELECT button, choosing "Top" will jump to the beginning of selected scenes (p. 105),

• When multiple scenes are selected, the total time of selected scenes will appear in the "total recording time" display.

• With card the number of stills will appear at the

"TOP", "CURRENT", "END" and "GO TO" indicators,

• The cursor may not move at same-pitch intervals,

(When the start of scene is selected)

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INFORMATION DISPLAY DURING PLAYBACK

Various types of information on recording will be superimposed on playback image you are viewing.

No display Recording date/time Playback information display

OSwitching

the information display mode

Press the DISPLAY button: You can switch the display mode of on-screen information.

When using

HDD/DVD:

_1[ Program or _ Play List.

Number of program or play list being played back (not displayed when all programs are being played back).

Refer to "HDD, DVD/Card type" on page 48.

Will appear when each function is specified

"On'.

Recording mode

-Repeat play.4

operation.5

I_

I|

: Standard playback

: Plavback_ pause

: Forward search playback

Reverse search playback

: For_xard skip playback

: Reverse skip playback

i|l_

: Forward frame advance

'li| : Reverse frameback

-- Counter

-- HDD, Disc type .3

-Program No. or Play List No. .2

liD" : Forward slow playback

'41 : Reverse slow playback

See pages 73-76 for how to operate.

The "F4" mark will appear on the first image on disc.

Program or Play List q

The "1_1" mark will appear on the last image on disc.

When using

card:

Scene No.

File name

• Recording date/time display: Shows the date/ time when recording was started.

Even when

/ /r eshow 4

display will not advance.

• No display: No information will appear.

Hoax ever, _xhen the mode of playback operation is switched, the symbol will appear for approx.

3 seconds.

Recording mode |

Lock*4

Playback operation .5

Note:

See page 95 and after for "Program", page 98 and after for "Play List".

SELECTING MULTIPLE SCENES

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Use the I,ql_/_'l/'_l/ll_ the desired scene.

buttons to select

3

Press the PHOTO/SELECT button once:

The selected yellow.

scene will be framed in red and

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select multiple scenes.

SELECTING CONSECUTIVE SCENES TOGETHER

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

Note:

• You can know the status of scenes from the colors of cursor and bargraph:

2

Use ll_ buttons to point the cursor at the first scene in the range of scenes you want to select.

Yellow

Light

blue

Current cursor position

Range of scenes being

Light blue selected

Yellow frame

Blue rll

,_ Hold down the

PHOTO/SELECT button for at least one second:

The selected scene will be doubly framed in yellow and blue.

_1_ buttons to select the last scene in the range you want, and then press the 1_/|| button:

Red

Yellow

Scenes already selected

I_AII Programs 006'014 I

• Pressing the I_/|1 button after selecting scenes will play back only the selected scenes from the beginning of each.

• To cancel a selected scene, select the scene to be canceled, and then press the PHOTO/SELECT button.

Double frames in yellow and blue

[_aI_AHPrograms

To cancel all selected scenes, press the • button.

• You can also select scenes in reverse from the last

010'014 ] |

/

I

] scene in the range.

• To release multiple selection, press the • or PHOTO/

SELECT button before pressing the )/11 button in step 4.

• Up to 999 scenes can be selected.

The thumbnails of led frame scenes in the specified range _il] be framed red, and then selected, in When scenes up to this point are selected

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The Disc Navigation mode will al]o_ a variety of further operations.

FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DISC NAVIGATION

Editing of scenes

Setting special effects to scenes

Copy from disc to card

Scenelock

Scene information display

Changing title

Creation of play list

Initialization

Protection

Remaining display

(Capacity)

Disc finalization

Unfinalizing disc

• • • • • • •

• •

You can delete unnecessary scenes, combine scenes, or divide one scene.

You can attach fade and skip to a scene, and change existing thumbnails.

You can copy photos recorded on DVD-

RAM disc to card.

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.

You can display information on one scene or multiple scenes, such as

image quality, recording time, etc.

You can change the title of play list or program.

You can create an original movie by changing the combination of scenes.

You can delete all data recorded on

HD D/DVD/Ca rd.

You can protect the HDD/DVD-RAM/

DVD-RW (VR-mode) to prevent deletion or editing by mistake.

The remaining recordable movie time or number of recordable stills is displayed.

0*200

You can use this DVD video camera/ recorder to finalize any DVD-RW/DVD-

R/+RW recorded on it so that the disc can be viewed on DVD recorder/player, etc.

You can unfinalize a DVD-RW (VFmode)/+RW that was finalized on this

DVD video camera/recorder so that additional videos can be recorded on the disc.

Repeat play • • • • • • You can repeatedly play back programs and scenes.

You can play back stills continuously.

Slide show •

.1 Only deletion is possible.

*2 Additional recording can be made on a finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode).

85 -87

88 -90

91

92

94

96, 104

98

105

106

1 O6

108

109

110

111

Note:

Editing scenes and adding special effects to scenes are unique functions of this DVD video camera/recorder.

When a disc with any effects set on this DVD video camera/recorder is directly played back on a DVD recorder/player or read into PC, the set effect results will not be reflected in the playback or reading. To reflect the set effect results connect both devices using the AV/S input/output cable and then perform recording (Dubbing, p. 115).

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UNDERSTANDING

FLOW OF DISC NAVIGATION MENU

Press the MENU button on the Disc Navigation screen: The menu screens for Disc Navigation and menu screens for HDD/DVD/Card will appeal_

Shaded items will also appear in Quick Menu display mode (see page 51).

Refer to pages indicated for details of settings.

@When using

HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode)

Scene

(p. 87)

(p. 87)

*3Will appear when a play list is displayed.

Select

Detail

.1 HDD only

(p. 94)

*2 DVD-RAM only

(p. 89)

(p.90)

Play list --

_

Program _

Others etc

-_ Current

All

(p. 93)

(p. 93)

(p. 93)

Select

Play

Create

Edit

Title

Delete

Select

(p. 99)

(p. 99)

(p. 98)

(p. 100 - 103)

(p. 104)

(p. 104)

(p. 95)

/p96/

(p. 96)

Category .4

Go To

--

Top

End

(p. 105)

(p, 105)

(p. 110) __

HDD Setting

8

DVD Setting

E AII

VIDEO

PHOTO

HDD

(Protect DVD)

Info.

-Full Format .6

*5 DVD-RW (VR-mode) only

*6 HDD only

(p. 110)

(p. 110)

(p. 110)

(p. 106)

(p. 106)

(p. 107)

(p. 107)

DVD-RAM only

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OWhen using DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW

Scene --_

_

Select

Detail

(p. 93) --

(p. 94)

Start-_ Current

Current -_ End

All

(p. 93)

(p. 93)

(p. 93)

Program _

£_ _

Select (p. 95)

Play

(p. 96)

DVD Setting

_-o_

-Capacity (p. 106)

*7 DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW only

GoTo

--T--Top

_ End

(p. 105)

(p. 105)

Others

_ o

OWhen using card

Scene

--

|

1

Lock

Select

Detail

(p. 92)

(p. 93) --

(p. 94)

GoTo

--T--Top

_ End

(p. 105)

(p. 105)

Start-_ Current

Current -_ End

All

(p. 93)

(p. 93)

(p. 93)

Slide Show--ta

E_

(p '1 !);

Card

--

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Dubbing on DVD

You can dub the images recorded on the HDD to a DVD.

Before You Begin

Set the power switch to "HDD".

• Prepare a recordable disc.

• The recording time for a scene that can be dubbed on one disc is approx. 30 minutes ( in FINE mode). If the HDD contains a scene exceeding the length that is recordable on one disc, it cannot be dubbed: Divide the scene (see p. 86), and then perform dubbing.

• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder during dubbing: Dubbing is not possible with a battery connected.

• If power is turned off and dubbing is interrupted midway, proper dubbing will not be possible.

DUBBING ALL SCENES RECORDED ON HDD (DUBBING ALL)

You can dub all scenes recorded on the HDD to a disc fi'om the beginning in sequence.

If the scenes cannot be included on one disc, count the capacity size of scenes, and dub the scenes that can be stored on the disc. Replace the disc during dubbing, following the screen for replacing disc: Dubbing will restart from the following scene. This operation _xill be repeated until all scenes on the HDD are dubbed.

1

Press the DUBBING button.

"Please insert DVD." will appear.

Press the DISC EJECT button, and then insert a disc.

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, then the MENU button, and choose "Scene",

"Dubbing" and "All": The same screen will appear.

The screen for verification will appear: Choose

"YES", and then press the I_/11 button.

"Dubbing scenes to DVD?" will appealt

To stop dubbing, choose "NO", or press •

(STOP/EXIT).

If you press the _ button at this time, you can confirm the scenes to be dubbed, which will be enclosed in red cursor.

Press • (STOP/EXIT) to restore the screen for verification.

I Dubbing (AH)

_Dubbing scenes to DVD?

NO I

(_ENTER _CHECK SCENE

|

I

Press

lb

Press •

_RETURN

Replace the disc.

If one disc cannot contain all scenes, the screen for verifying disc replacement will appear.

To continue dubbing, press the DISC

EJECT button, and then replace the disc. To stop dubbing, press • (STOP/EXIT).

4

After dubbing is finished, check the "Delete

Scene" screen.

Choosing "YES" will delete the dubbed scenes from the HDD.

To retain the dubbed scenes on the HDD, choose "NO".

5

Press the DISC EJECT button disc.

Close the cover of disc insertion to remove the block.

Press • (STOP/EXIT)

Note: to end dubbing.

• If message "Scene No.xxx is too large. Please divide this Scene before dubbing." appears during dubbing, the dubbing will stop. Divide the specified scene (see page 86). After dividing the scene, use "scene select dubbing" to dub subsequent scenes.

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SELECTING SCENES RECORDED ON HDD AND DUBBING THEM (SCENE

SELECT DUBBING)

You can select desired scenes recorded

4 l Press the DISC NAVIGATION then the MENU button.

button,

2

3

4

5

Choose

Place the cursor

If you wish to dub other scenes, place the cursor on a scene in the same wa_, and press tire _'/11 or PHOTO/

SELECT button to select it.

To cancel a selected scene, press the _'/11 or

PHOTO/SELECT button again. To cancel all selected scenes, press • (STOP/EXIT).

If the total capacity size of tile selected scenes exceeds the remaining free space on disc, the remaining bar at the top right of screen will be red, and a message will appear.

Select the scenes again.

on a scene to be dubbed, and then press the I_/1| or PHOTO/SELECT button: The cursor of the selected scene will change to red (see p. 79), and the scene with red cursor will be dubbed to a disc.

"Dubbing

Instead

"Scene", then press the I_/1| button.

"Please insert DVD." _xill appear on the screen: Press the DISC EJECT button and insert a disc.

Press the DUBBING scenes to DVD?" will appeal: of pressing can press the MENU

When dubbing

Scene" screen.

"Dubbing", the DUBBING button, is finished,

"Select", choose check and button,

"Edit", the "Delete

Choosing "YES" will delete the dubbed scenes from the HDD.

To retain the dubbed scenes on the HDD, choose "NO".

you and then "Enter": The same screen will appeal:

Choosing "YES" will start dubbing.

To cancel dubbing, choose "NO" or press •

(STOP/EXIT).

button.

on HDD and dub only those scenes on discs.

and

Note:

• The scenes on HDD will be dubbed to disc in the order of display on HDD Disc Navigation screen, To dub the scenes in a different order, create a play list on which scenes are registered in the desired order of dubbing (see p, 98), and then execute dubbing.

• If a finalized disc or a heavily scratched or dirty disc is inserted into this DVD video camera/recorder, a message will appear and dubbing will not be possible:

Use another disc,

• A DVD-RW/DVD-R dubbed on this DVD video camera/recorder will not be finalized: To play it back on a DVD recorder, be sure to finalize it on this DVD video camera/recorder,

• The details of editing scenes on HDD (fade, skip, change of thumbnail etc,) will not be reflected in the scenes if they are dubbed on a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/

DVD-R/+RW.

• The maximum number of scenes and programs that can be dubbed will vary depending on the disc used.

• If you combine scenes with different recording dates on a play list, and dub the combined scene to a DVD-

RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode), the scenes will be dubbed separately for each date. However, if a combined scene is subsequently divided, the scenes may not be dubbed separately for each date,

• If you dub scenes combined using the Disc

Navigation function to a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/

+RW, the two scenes immediately before the combination (sometimes more than two scenes) will be dubbed,

• If you divide a scene using the Disc Navigation function, and then dub both the divided scenes to a

DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, the division will be dubbed.

the scene before

• The time shown on dubbing is for reference: Dubbing will be performed at normal speed in XTRA mode; approx, 1,5 times the normal in FINE mode; approx. 2 times the normal in STD mode.

If the number of scenes on HDD is too large, or the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder is too high, the required recording time may be longer than the display time on screen.

• Please note in advance that Hitachi will not accept any responsibility for compensation or loss of data, or direct or indirect damage when dubbing is not performed normally due to a fault in this DVD video camera/recorder,

!1:}Press the DISC EJECT button disc.

Close the cover of disc insertion to remove block.

Press • (STOP/EXIT) to end dubbing.

84 the

OList of dubbing possible/impossible

O* O*

--

O: Dubbing )ossible; -- Dubbing impossible

* You cannot specify the combination of "VIDEO Mode: STD" and "16:9 On".

Scene

DELETING SCENES (EDIT - DELETE)

You may want to delete unwanted scenes.

Scenes on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R

_xith DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R.

cannot be deleted, and menu item "Delete" will not appear

When using +RW, no scene can be deleted from the Disc Navigation menu (see page 74).

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

7

Press the • button to quit.

2

Place the cursor on the scene to be deleted.

3 Press the MENU button.

4

Choose "Scene", "Edit", press the II../|| button.

"Delete", and then

When using card, choose "Scene", "Delete", and then press the 1_'/|| button.

5

The "Delete Scene" screen will appear: If you are sure you want to delete the selected scene, press the 1_'/|| button.

If you want to change the scene to be deleted, you can chan_-e it on this screen.

Note:

If you point the cursor at the scene to be deleted on

DISC NAVIGATION screen, and then press the

DELETE button on remote control, the screen in step

5 will appear.

• To delete an unwanted part of a scene on DVD-RAM/

DVD-RW (VR-mode) divide the scene first, and then delete the unnecessary part (see page 86).

• If you delete all data on HDD/DVD/card, initializing the

HDD/DVD/card will be recommended (see page 105).

• If the time of deleted scenes (stills) is quite short, the remaining free space of HDD/DVD/card may not increase in the HDD/DVD/card or card remaining indicator.

• The locked scenes on card cannot be deleted (see page 92).

6

The screen for verifying deletion will appear:

Choose "YES", and then press the I_/l| button.

Choose "NO" to cancel deletion.

After Y_s or No setting, the "Delete Scene" screen will be restored.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 to delete other scenes.

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Editing using submenu

Press the MENU button before pressing appear.

the _'/11 button in step 5 (see page 85): The submenu _ill

Edit iii_

Select IITI--

Go To _

L..I

Delete*' ....................

To delete selectec_ scenes

Exit ............................

To restore the Disc Navigation screen

Start _ Current ....... To select scenes from the start to the one that the cursor is on at the moment

Current _ End ........ To select scenes from the scene the cursor is on to the end

All .............................

To select all scenes

Top ............................

End ............................

To move the cursor to the first scene

To move the cursor to the last scene

Pressing the • button will restore the screen in step 5.

,1 The menu item to be displayed will vary depending on the setting.

Note;

Although the submenu screen will appear for each setting, some menu items may not appear, depending on the setting,

DIVIDING MOVIES (EDIT-

DIVIDE)

You can divide a scene into two parts.

To delete unnecessary portion of scene, first divide portion.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

the scene, and then delete the unnecessary

Choose "NO" to cancel division.

2

Place the cursor on the scene to be divided.

After division, be restored.

Repeat the "Divide Scene" steps 5 - 7 to divide another screen scene.

will

3

Press the MENU button.

4 Choose, "Scene", "Edit", "Divide" and then press the

I_/ll button.

5

The "Divide Scene" screen _ill appear: If you are sure you want to divide the selected scene, press the _/|| button: The selected scene will be played back.

If you want to change the scene to be divided, you can change it on this screen.

6

When you reach the _ point _ here you want to divide the scene,

Eg_,_'*_ ....

i

'

I

The status bar of

7

The screen for verifying scene being played division wi]] appear: back can be switched

Choose "YES", and then off or on by pressing press the I1_/|| button, the DISPLAY button

I

8

Press the • button to quit.

Note:

• If you press the MENU button before pressing the

I_/11 button in step 5, the submenu will appear.

• Search and frame advance are useful when designating division points,

• Combining scenes that were divided will restore the original scene (see page 87),

• If a special effect has been added to the original scene, the "IN" effect will be added to the first half of scene, and the "OUT" effect to the latter half.

• The division point may drift before or after the designated point by approximately 0.5 seconds,

• Since a scene with a skip set cannot be played back, no division point can be specified: Release the skip for the scene before dividing it.

• If the division point is at a still, a message will appear, but no division will be made.

• If the division point is at the start or end of a scene, a message will appear, but no division will be made.

• A movie scene whose recording time is 0.5 seconds or less cannot be divided.

• If free space available on HDD/DVD is insufficient, division will not be possible: Delete unnecessary scenes,

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COMBINING MULTIPLE SCENES (EDIT - COMBINE)

If you have recorded numerous short scenes, combining them will be facilitated by the use of Disc

Navigation.

Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes.

When using a DVD-RAM, combining possible only when "Category: All" is specified (p. 110). Stills cannot be combined.

scenes is

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button, choose "Scene",

"Edit", "Combine", button.

and then press 1_/||

6

The screen for verifying combination will appear: Choose "YES", and then press the l_/l| button.

3

The "Combine Scenes" screen will appear:

Point the cursor at the first scene to be combined, and then press the II)/l| button.

The cursor will change to double frames of blue and yellow.

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.

4

Use the 141_/_1/4_1/_ buttons to determine the range of scenes to be combined, point the cursor at the last scene, and then press the I_/|| button.

The cursor will change to a red frame. The last scene will be double fi'ames of red and

Repeat steps 3 and 6 to combine other scenes.

Press the • button to quit.

yellow.

5

If you do not wish to change the scenes to be combined, press the I_/|| button.

To change the scenes, press the • (STOP/

EXIT) button to return the cursor to yello_v; and then select the scenes to be combined again.

Note:

• You can also select multiple scenes after step 1:

Press the MENU button to continue the procedure of combination.

• If you press the MENU button before pressing the

)/11 button in step 3, the submenu will appear (see page 86).

• With fade effect, the "IN" effect of the first scene in the selected range and the "OUT" effect on the last scene will be attached to a combined scene.

• Scenes in different programs (different recording dates) cannot be combined: Create a play list first, and then combine such scenes on the play list.

• When using the HDD, scenes with different VIDEO

Modes or 16:9 mode cannot be combined.

ARRANGING ORDER OF SCENES (EDIT - MOVE)

You can arrange scenes within a play list by moving them to desired positions (p. 103). Create a play list first, and then arrange the scenes ["CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE)", p. 98].

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DIRECTING SCENES EFFECTIVELY (EFFECT - FADE)

You can add fadin_o to the beginning and/oi: end of scene.

There are three types of special effects:

Fade Out Fade Out Fade Out

Fade In

White:

Fades in from white screen

Fades out to white screen

Fade In

Wipe:

Fades in from black screen to vertical direction of screen

Fades out from vertical direction of screen to black screen

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

Fade In

B/W:

Fades in from Black and

White screen to color screen

Fades out from color screen to Black and White screen

7

Press the • button to quit.

Place the cursor on the scene to _ hich fade is to be added.

3

Press the MENU button.

4

Choose, "Scene", "Effect", "Fade" and then press the

I_/1|

button.

The "_1" and/or "1_" icon(s) will appear in the scenes for which fade in and/or fade out have been set.

L _L

"In" effect

5

The "Fade" screen will appear: If you are sure you want to add the fade effect to the scene, press the I_/1| button.

If you want to change the scene to which fade is added, you can change it on this screen.

6

Select the special effects for "IN" and/or

"OUT", choose "Enter", and then press the

I_/11 button.

_ [ t_)PLAY

Note:

• If a disc on which fade has been set on scene with this DVD video camera/recorder is played on a DVD reorder/player, or the scene is captured into a PC, the set fade will not be reflected (see Note on page 80).

• When dubbing on a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/

+RW, the setting on fade will not be reflected (see page 84).

You can use the I_l_/_1_ buttons to move the cursor to "IN", "OUT", "Enter" or "Cancel".

Use the _1/l_l_ buttons to choose the effect to be added, and then press the 1_'/11 button to set the effect.

To cancel setting, choose "Cancel".

If you choose "Enter" and press the I_/11 button, the "Fade" screen will be restored after a message appears.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add fade to other scenes.

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PLAYING BACK BY SKIPPING SCENES (EFFECT - SKIP)

You can specify "Skip" for scenes you do not want to play back: The selected scenes will be skipped.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

6

Press the • button to quit.

2

Place the cursor on the scene to which skip is to be set.

Multiple scenes can be selected for skipping

(p. 79).

3

Press the MENU button.

A skip icon "_" will appear in the thumbnail of any scene for which skipping has been set.

Skip icon

4 Choose "Scene", "Effect", "Skip", and then press the 11,./|| button.

5

The "Set Skip" screen will appear: If you are sure you want to skip the selected scene, press the 11,./1| button.

If you want to change the scene to be skipped, you can change it on this screen.

After skip setting, the "Set Skip" screen will be restored.

Repeat step 5 to set skipping of other scenes.

Releasing Skip

Perform the same procedure as setting skip: The skip icon will disappear and skipping of the scene will be released.

Note;

• If you press the MENU button before pressing the

1_/11button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear

(p. 86).

• If a disc on which skip has been set on scene with this DVD video camera/recorder is playedon a DVD reorder/player,or the scene is captured into a PC, the set skip will not be reflected (see Note on page 80).

• When dubbing on a DVD-RW(VF-mode)/DVD-R/

+RW,the setting on skip will not be reflected (see page 84).

89

CHANGING IMAGES FOR THUMBNAILS (EFFECT - THUMBNAIL)

N_rmallv,, the first image,- of the recorded scene is displayed as a thumbnail: You can choose another image of the scene for thumbnail.

If you set a vivid image to thumbnail, you can know what you recorded from a glance at the Disc Navigation screen.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2 Place the cursor on the scene whose thumbnail you wish to change.

3

Press the MENU button.

4 Choose "Scene", "Effect", "Thumbnail", and

Note:

• If you press the MENU button before pressing the

1/11 button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear

(p. 86).

• A thumbnail of still cannot be changed.

• Since the scene to which skipping is set cannot be played back, you will not be able to change its thumbnail: Release the skip setting of the scene to change the thumbnail.

• If a disc on which thumbnail has been set with this then press the I_/|| button.

5

The "Change Thumbnail" screen will appear:

If you are sure you want to change the thumbnail of the selected scene, press the

I_/||

button: The selected scene will be played back.

DVD video camera/recorder is played on a DVD reorder/player, or the scene is captured into a PC, the set thumbnail will net be reflected (see Note on page 80).

• When dubbing on a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/

+RW, the setting on changing thumbnail will net be reflected (see page 84).

If you want to change the scene whose thumbnail is to be changed, on this screen.

you can change it

6

When the image you want to use as the thumbnail of the scene appears, press the

PHOTO/SELECT button.

7

The screen for verifying switching of thumbnail will appear: Choose "YES", and then press the I_/|| button.

Choose "NO" to cancel switching of thumbnail.

After Yes or No setting, the "Change

Thumbnail" screen will be restored.

Repeat steps 5 - 7 to change the other scenes.

8

Press the • button to quit.

9O

COPYING STILLS ON DVD-RAM TO CARD (COPY)

Before You Begin

• Set a DVD-RAM (recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder marketed before DZ-HS303A/HS300A) that includes the photos you wish to copy, and a card with recordable space, in this DVD video camera/recorder.

1

Set the power switch to "DVD".

2

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

3

Place the cursor on the scene to be copied.

4

Press the MENU button.

Note:

• No movie can be copied.

• If you press the MENU button before pressing the

1_/11button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear

(p. 86).

• see "category" (p. 110) to check the stills recorded on DVD-RAM

• Youcan also select multiple scenes (p. 79).

• Even if all scenes, including movies, are selected to be copied, only stills will be copied.

• Data on card cannot be copied to disc.

5

Choose "Copy" on the "Scene" menu screen, and then press the ll,q|| button.

6

The "Copy to card" screen will appear: If you are sure you want to copy the selected still, press the 1_'/|| button.

If you want to change the still to be copied, you can chan,_e it on this screen.

7

The screen for verifying copy will appear:

Choose "YES", and then press the I_/ll button.

Choose "NO" to cancel cop3:

After YPs or No setting, the "Copy to card" screen will be restored.

Repeat steps 6 and 7 to copy other stills to card.

8

Press the • button to quit.

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LOCKING SCENES ON CARD (LOCK)

You can lock each photo recorded on card so that it will not be deleted or edited by mistake.

1

Set the power switch to "SD".

OTo unlock

the scene

2

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

Select the locked scene, and then use the procedure shown on the left to unlock the scene:

The lock icon will disappear and locking will be released.

3 Place the cursor on the scene to be locked.

You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).

4

Press the MENU button.

5

Choose "Lock" on the "Scene" menu screen, and then press the 1_'/|| button.

Note:

• If you press the MENU button before pressing the

I_/11 button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear

(p. 86).

• When initializing the card, the locked scenes will also be deleted.

6

The "Lock Set" screen will appear: If you are sure you want to lock the selected scene, press the

I_/1|

button.

=1

Lt

Lock icon

If you want to change the scene to be locked, you can change it on this screen.

After setting, the "Lock Set" screen will be restored.

Repeat step 6 to lock another scene.

7

Press the • button to quit.

The lock icon "_" will appear on any scene for which lock has been set.

92

SELECTING SCENES USING MENU SCREEN (SELECT)

You call 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.

4

Choose "Select" on the "Scene" menu screen.

2

Point the cursor at the first or last scene to be selected: When selecting all scenes, simply proceed with step 3.

3

Press the MENU button.

5

Choose "Start

Current", "Current

End" or "All" and then press the 1_/1| button.

O Deselecting selected scenes

Deselecting scenes one by one:

While you are displaying the "All Programs" screen on which scenes have been selected, place the cursor on the scene to be deleted, and then press the PHOTO/SELECT button.

Note;

Up to 999 scenes can be selected.

Deselecting all the selected scenes at once:

While you are displaying the "All Programs" screen on which scenes have been selected, press the • button.

93

DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING MENU SCREEN (DETAIL)

You can display various information for a scene: the recording mode, recording date/time length, special effects and movie quality mode.

4

/ Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Place the cursor on the scene whose information you wish to know.

and

Note:

• If multiple scenes have been selected, the total recording time of the selected scenes (total number in case of stills) will appear.

(When using HDD/DVD)

3

Press the MENU button.

4 Choose "Scene",

_','11 button.

"Detail", and then press the

*2 --

VIDEO

(XTI_A)

(FINE) lrr in43se_

Omin Ose_(

Imin43so_{

(

Os_enesi

2s_enes)

I

I _1 (STD) Omm

PHOTO

_ETURN o

Oso_{

3

The detailed appear.

information on the scene will

"1 -

(When using HDD/DVD)

(When using card)

*2

"1 Number

of scenes whose quality mode is unknown:

This will appear when the disc bas a scene

recorded on a device other than this DVD video camera/recorder, only ff the disc has a scene whose mode is unknown.

*2

Tbie will not appear witb HDD/DVD-RW/DVD-R/

+RW , since no still image can be recorded on it,

*3 NotdisplayedwitbaDVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R

(finalized)/+RW that was recorded on another device.

(When using card)

I

S_ene _1o 7

12162OO6 s_enos 2

It-,REtURN

8 0000AM

I

"1 NotdisplayedwitbDVD-RW(VF-mode)/DVD-R/

+RW.

*2 Not displayed

with DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R

(finalized)/+RW recorded on another device.

*3

Will not appear if the loaded card does not comply with DCF.

*4 Number

of pixels on still in horizontal direction:

This may not appear with a JPEG file that does not conform to this DVD video camera/recorder

Note:

• DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) is a unified image file format for video cameras: Image files can be commonly used for all digital devices that conform to DCE This DVD video camera/ recorder complies with DCE

• Pressing the _ button will display information on the following scene; pressing the _ button will display information on the preceding scene.

5

Press the • button to quit.

94

Program

WHAT IS "PROGRAM"?

Program refers to an assembly movie or still.

Scene No, 1 of scenes

Scene No. 2 recorded

Scene No, 3 on the same date regardless

Scene No. 4 of whether

Scene No, 5 they

Scene No, 6 are

Program No. 1

Recorded on December20

SWITCHING TO THUMBNAIL DISPLAY OF SPECIFIC DATE (SELECT)

Since the scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder are collected as "programs" for each recording date, selecting a program will allow you to display only the scenes on a specific date.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the

I<</HH/_I/I_/I_/II

buttons to choose "Select" on the "Program" menu screen, and then press the _/|| button.

Note:

• Pressing the • button on the "Select Program" screen will restore the Disc Navigation screen.

• If a disc recorded on another device is loaded in this

DVD video camera/recorder the program may not be a collection of recordings on the same date.

• If you change the video quality or switch the wide mode with a +RW, multiple programs will be produced even if they are recorded on the same date,

4

Select the program to be displayed, and then press the 1_'/11 button.

The Disc Navigation screen of the selected program will appear.

,_

95

PLAYING BACK PROGRAM (PLAY)

You can play back only the selected program.

1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the I_1_/1_/_1_/1_.'/_'/|| buttons to choose "Play" on the "Progranr" menu screen, and then press the I_/|| button.

4

Select the program to be played back, and then press the

I_/ll

button.

Playback will start from the first scene of the selected program.

Note:

If "Repeat Play: On" is specified, the selected program will be repeatedly played back (PLAYING BACK

SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY), p, 110),

CHANGING TITLE OF PROGRAM (TITLE)

The recording date/time has initially been attached to any program.

You can change the recording date/time to any desired title.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

6

After entering the title, choose "Enter" and then press the 1_'/|| button.

3

Choose "Title" on the "Program" menu screen, and then press the

I_/ll

button.

4

Select the program whose title you want to change, and then press the 11,,/|| button.

7

The screen for verifying the change in title will appear: Choose "YES", and then press the 1_'/|| button.

The screen for setting a title will appem:

Title input bar 5 Use the I_l_/IN_/'ql_/

I1_ buttons to select a letteb and then press the I_'/|| button: The selected letter will be entered.

rifLE i at a _ark

_inish title setting?

_i

Choose "NO" to cancel changing of the title.

After Ye_ or No setting, _ the Disc Navigation screen of the selected program will appear.

Repeat this procedure to create a title.

Up to 20 characters can be input,

Palette for selecting characters

96

Note:

• If you wish to delete the letter for title, press the • button once: The input letter will be deleted.

Holding down the • button will delete all letters in the TITLE column.

• You can also use the DELETE button on remote control to delete any input letters.

• Pressing the PHOTOISELECT button on the title setting screen (in step 5) willchange the cursor position from the title select palette,input mode number and then to "Cancel". You can also use the 14_IIP_I/_/DHI_ buttons to move the cursor upldown and to the left/right change its position.

• To cancel the setting of title, "NO" on the screen for verifying the entered title: screen for verifyingcancellation of title To cancel titlesetting,choose "YES".

• Ifyou press the • button on the screen for verifying change intitle, setting screen willbe 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 visibleon other devices.

OCharacters title

button and then to place press

available

You can choose the title input mode: "capital letter", "small letter" or "symbol".

To change the input nrode in step 5, press the

DISPLAY button, or use the PHOTO/SELECT tile cursor the "/|| on button.

the input

TITLE F12,_ '2006

_ABCDE

_NOPQaST

GH K

VWXYZ l i

I_'"'?_'_"T ¸¸_¸I I

for entering

mode,

I _

TITLE

_b_defQnijklm

_nopqrstuvw×yz

_ E_t_r _ C_no_II i i

I

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97

I

Play List

WHAT IS "PLAY LIST"?

You can create a play list on this DVD video camera/recorder recorded scenes.

by gathering your favorites from the

Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the HDD/DVD capacity by making a play list. On the other hand, deleting scenes on play list will not increase the remaining

HDD/DVD capacity for recording.

Example:

Program 1 Program 2

\

\

\

\

\

\

\

\

\

Play list of up to No.

99 can be created, to No.

99.

Play list 1 created and up to 999 scenes carl be included in each play list of No.

]

CREATING NEW PLAY LIST (CREATE)

1

Press

NAVIGATION button.

2

Select the scenes to be programed in a play list.

You can select multiple scenes(p.

79).

3

Press the MENU button.

4

Use the !_/1_1/_1_/1_/,/11 buttons to choose "Create" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and then press the I_/|| button.

5

The "Create PlayList" screen will appear: If the selected scenes on the play list are the ones you want, press the I_/|| button.

Note:

• Only the data on scenes is recorded on play list: If you create or delete play lists, the original scenes in programs will not be erased.

Editing scenes on play list will not affect the scenes in programs.

• If the added scene had skip or fade setting, that information will also be added to the play list.

• You can add other scenes or remove unnecessary scenes to/from the create play list (see pages 100-

102).

• The date/time when a play list was created will appear as the title for the play list. This title can later be changed (p. 104).

• If you press the MENU button before pressing the

I_/11 button in step 5, the submenu will appear (p. 86).

• If free space available on HDD/disc is insufficient, creation of new play list may not be possible: Delete unnecessary scenes.

If you want to change any of scenes you are registering, you can also use this screen (see pages 79 and 93).

6

When creation of a play list is complete, the created play list will appear on the Disc

Navigation screen.

98

SWITCHING TO DISPLAY OF EACH PLAY LIST (SELECT)

Select the desired one of multiple play lists: The Disc Navigation screen of the selected play list will appear.

1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button,

4

Use the "Select Playlist" screen to select the play list you wish to display, and then press the "/11 button.

3

Use the

1('4/I)1)1/((I/))1)/I)/11

buttons to choose "Select" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and then press the I_/|| button.

The Disc Navigation screen of the selected play list will be displayed.

Note:

To display the Disc Navigation screen showing all programs (all recorded scenes) choose "All Programs" on the "Select PlayList" screen.

OEditing

on play list

When making settings on play list, such as changing title, setting skip, adding fade, etc., use the same procedure for setting on program or scenes.

Perform these settings, referring to the following reference pages:

Dubbing,

Deleting scene,

Changing thumbnail,

Setting skip,

Adding fade,

Combining scenes,

Dividing a scene,

Copying to card,

Changing title,

Arranging order of scenes

(only on play list) p. 83 p. 85 p. 90 p. 89 p. 88 p. 87 p. 86 p. 91 p. 96, 104 p. 103 m m

PLAYING BACK A PLAY LIST (PLAY)

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the 141(I/IN_/.€II/_1)/I)/11 buttons to choose "Play" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and then press the 1_/|| button.

4

Use the "Start Playlist" screen to select the play list to be played back, and then press the

1_/11 button.

Note:

If "Repeat Play: On" is specified, the play list will be repeatedly played back (p. 110).

The selected play list will be played back from the first scone. To cancel playback midway, press the • button: The Disc navigation screen of the play list being played back will appear.

99

ADDING SCENES TO PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST)

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

5

Press the _ button to move the cursor to the lower row, and press the 4"_ or I1_ button to select the point where the scene is to be inserted.

3

Use the I'_/1_1/_1_

/

li,tl'/ll,/ll buttons to choose "Edit" on the

"PlayList" menu screen, and then press the ll,q|| button.

%1,%"%_, 0.

Scene to be added

_[7_!_Ei___q_insertion

"1 *2

position

4

Use the "Edit Playlist" screen to select the play list to which you wish to add scenes, and then press the I_/l| button.

"1: Number of scene before insertion position cursor.

*2: Number of all scenes on play list,

6

Press the _ button to move the cursor to the upper rosy, and press the '_1 or 11_ button to point the cursor to the scene to be added.

You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).

The scenes of the program displayed that was in step 1 will appear in the upper ro_, and the scenes of selected appear ro_v.

play list will in the lower

7

Press the I_/l| button to copy the scene.

After adding scenes is completed, the edited play list will appear.

Repeat steps 5 - 7 to add other scenes.

8

Press the • button: The screen for verifying exit will appear.

Choose "Yes", and then end editing.

Note:

If you press the DISPLAY button, the recording date/ time of the scene in which the cursor is placed on the operation guide will appear, When using the

HDD, pressing DISPLAY again will display the

Recording date/time recording data of scene; pressing it once more will return to the operating guide. When using a disc, no recording data will appear,

Note:

• The "" mark shows the position where the scene is to be added,

• Pressing the • button in the middle of adding scenes will display the screen for verifying an exit from "Edit

PlayList'L Choose "YES" to exit the edition of play list,

Choosing "NO" will restore the "Edit PlayList" screen.

• If you press the MENU button in step 5 or 6 the submenu screen for editing play list will appear.

You can also use this submenu to add scenes (p, 101),

100

DELETING SCENES FROM PLAY LIST (EDITING PLAY LIST)

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and then press the MENU button.

4

Press the

1_/11

button.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 to delete other scenes.

2

Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited.

Perform steps 3 - 4 on page 100.

3

Move the cursor to the play list in lower ro_5 and place the cursor on scene to be deleted.

You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).

5

Press the • button: exit will appeal_

The screen for verifying

Choose "YES", and then end editing.

Note:

• Place the cursor on scene to be deleted, and then press the DELETE button on remote control: You can also delete the scene on the play list.

ADDING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)

You can use the menu screen to add scenes to a play list.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and

6

then press the MENU button.

Choose "Add", and then press the

1_/|1

button.

2

Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited.

Repeat steps 3 6 to add other scenes.

Perform steps 3 - 4 on page 100.

3

hr the lower row of the play list, place the green "i/" mark at the position where you wish to insert a scene.

7

Press the • button: The screen for verifying exit will appear.

Choose "YES", and then end editing.

4

Place the cursor on the scene to be added from the upper row.

You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).

00

014

[ _[_Jsa__

5

Press the MENU button.

Scene to be added

Insertion position

101

DELETING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY LIST)

You can delete scenes from play list on the editing screen.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and then press the MENU button.

5

Choose "Delete" on the "Edit" menu screen, and then press the 1_/|| button.

2

Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited.

Repeat steps 3 - 5 other scenes can be deleted.

6

Press the • button: The screen for verifying exit will appear.

Choose "Yes", and then end editing.

Perform steps 3 - 4 on page 100.

3

Move the cursor to the play list in lower row.

4 Place the cursor on the scene to be deleted, and then press the MENU button.

You can also select multiple scenes (p. 79).

Note:

• If all scenes on play list are deleted, the play list itself will also be deleted.

SELECTING SCENES USING SUBMENU FOR EDITING (EDITING PLAY

LIST)

You can specify the range of scenes when adding o1: deleting consecutive multiple scenes to/from play list. This "Select" menu item is useful when selecting consecutive multiple scenes in items for adding or deleting scenes.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and then press the MENU button.

2

Display the editing screen of the play list to be edited.

4

Use the I.ql_l/IN_l/'_l/l_/l_/ll buttons to choose "Start -_ Current", "Current -_ End",

"All" on the "Select" menu screen, and then press the I1_/|| button.

Note:

See page 93 for the status of scenes to be selected.

Perform steps .3 -4 on •na"e'_100.

3

Specify the first or last scene of those you wish to select, and then press the MENU button.

5

Press the • button: The screen for verifying exit will appear.

Choose "Yes", and then end editing.

To select all scenes, simply press the MENU button.

102

ARRANGING

ORDER OF SCENES (MOVE)

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

8

Move the "i/" mark to the position where you wish to move the scene, and then press the I_/|1 button.

3

Use the I_l_l/l_.'l/'_l/Dd_/l_/l| buttons to choose "Select" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and then press the I_/|| button.

Select the play list to be edited, and then press the I_/|1 button.

The screen for verifying move will appear:

Choose "YES", and then press the I_/|1 button.

4

Place the cursor on the scene to be moved.

You can also select multiple scenes (see pages

79 and 93).

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.

5

Press the MENU button.

6

Choose "Scene", "Edit", "Move", and then press the ll.'/|l button.

7

The "Move Scene" screen will appear: If you are sure you _val_lt to move the II_/|l button.

the scene, press

1 0Press

the • button to quit.

Note:

• If you press the MENU button before pressing the

)/11 button in step 7, the submenu screen will appear

(p. 86).

• Only scenes on play list can be moved,

• When using DVD-RAM, scenes can be moved only when "Category: All" is specified (p, 110),

If you want to change the scene selected in step 4, you can do it on this screen.

103

CHANGING TITLE OF PLAY LIST (TITLE)

The play lists have serial numbers in the order you have created thenr, along with the created dates/ times: You can change this title at any time.

1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the 144/1_,'1/<1</IH_/_'/11 buttons to choose "Title" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and then press the 1_/11 button.

5

After changing the title, the Disc Navigation screen on the play list whose title has been changed will appear.

Note:

The registered title can be changed at any time using the same procedure.

4

Use the "Playlist Title" screen to select the play list whose title you wish to change, and then press the I_/11 button.

See "CHANGING

TITLE OF PROGRAM

(TITLE)" on page 96 for how to enter a title.

DELETING PLAY LIST (DELETE)

theD SC button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the

l_/I_,'I/<t4/IH_/_'/II

buttons to choose "Delete" screen, and then on the press

"PlayList" the menu

I_/11 button.

4 Use the "Delete Playlist" screen to select the play list you wish to delete, and then press the 1_/11 button.

5

The screen for verifying deletion will appear:

Choose "YES", and then press the 1_/11 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 HDD/DVD will not be deleted.

• If any play list is deleted, the number of play lists will automatically be revised. (For example if the No. 2 play list is deleted, the No. 3 play list will become No.

2 play list.)

104

Go To

From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the first scene or last scene, and playback

will start from that point.

MOVING TO BEGINNING (END) OF HDD/DVD/CARD

I

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button,

3

Use the I,ql_/l_l/_l/_/l_'/|| buttons to choose "Top" or "End" on the "Go To" menu screen, and then press the 1_'/1| button.

4

Press the 10../|| button to start playback.

m

HDD/DVD/Card Management

INITIALIZING HDD/DVD/CARD

Initializing the HDD, a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW contents.

Before using a DVD-RW/+RW on this video o1:card _ill allow you to delete any recorded camera/recordm_ you must format it.

Before You Begin

Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder for initialization.

If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off during initialization and the initialization is interrupted, incorrect initialization will result and the incorrectly initialized disc will be unusable.

• If you use a brand-new DVD-RW/+RW, message "DVD is not formatted" will appear: Initialize the disc, following the subsequent messages

(p. 41).

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2 Press the MENU button.

3

Use the I,ql_l/l_l/_/_/l_/|| buttons to choose "Format HDD', "Format DVD" or

"Format Card" on the "HDD Setting", "DVD

Setting" o1: "Card" menu screen, and then press the 1_'/1| button.

The screen for verifying "Format HDD',

"Format DVD" or "Format Card" will appear.

4

Choose "YES", and then press the I_/ll button.

When using DVD-RW, a screen for prompting you to choose the VF o1:VR mode will appear.

Choose "NO" to cancel initialization.

Note:

• If you wish to delete all recorded contents, it is recommended that you use initialization, which will delete all the scenes in much less time than using the scene delete function.

• Initialization will delete all the recorded contents on HDD, disc or card: Be careful not to delete data by mistake.

• It may not be possible to initialize a disc with many scratches or dirt: Such a disc cannot be used (p. 10).

• This DVD video camera/recorder may not recognize some discs or cards that have been initialized on PC or a device other than this DVD video camera/ recorder.

• If you attempt to initialize a disc or card in this DVD video camera/recorder when it is connected to PC via

PC connection cable, the disc or card may not be initialized and may be unusable on this DVD video camera/recorder.

If you choose the VR mode when initializing a finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode), the finalization will not be released. (The DVD-RW will be a finalized disc without any recorded data, and recording will be possible on it.)

Choosing the VF mode will release the finalization of the disc.

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PROTECTION

You can protect the HDD and a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) in order to prevent recorded images from being erased o1: edited by mistake.

Further recording will not be possible on protected disc until the protection is released.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the I'ql,I/l,!,'l/_l_/l,'l,'/l,/ll buttons tire "HDD setting" or "DVD Setting" menu screen, and then press the I1_/|| button.

to choose "Protect HDD'or "Protect DVD" on

Note:

• To release protection, perform steps 1-3: The screen for verifying the release of protection will appear.

Choose "YES" to release the protection.

• If disc protection has been engaged on another device, it may not be releasable on this DVD video camera/recorder: Use the original device that protected the disc to release the protection.

4 The screen for verifying protection will appear:

Choose "YES", and then press the I'/11 button.

Choose "NO" to cancel protection.

After "YES" or "NO" setting, the Disc

Navigation screen will be restored.

VERIFYING REMAINING

FREE SPACE ON DISC OR CARD (CAPACITY)

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

4

Press the • button to quit.

2

Press the MENU button.

The Disc Navigation screen will be restored.

3 Use the I_1_/1_,'1/_1_/1_1,'/_'/|| buttons to choose "Capacity" on the "HDD Setting",

"DVD Setting" or "Card" menu screen, and then press the I1_/|| button.

Note:

If the HDD is protected, or a write-protected disc or locked card is used, the remaining space will always be displayed as "0".

(When using HDD/

DVD)

(When using card)

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VIOEO(XTRA)

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54min

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"1 With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R: The quality

mode first used for recording with disc will appear

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UPDATING CONTROL INFORMATION OF HDD/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-

MODE) (UPDATE CONTROL INFO.)

Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recorder handles information on scenes, such as thumbnail, skip, fade, in a particular manner.

If you use another device to edit a disc recorded on this

DVD video camera/recordel, and then use the data again with Disc Navigation in this DVD video camera/recordeb the Disc Navigation may not appear normally.

If this happens, use the Update

Control lnfo function to update the data.

Before You Begin

recorder for updating control information, make sure that power is not turned off during updating. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned

When using the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ information will not be updated correctly.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the I,_/IN_I/,_I/),'I_/II_/I| buttons to choose "Update Control Info." on the "HDD

Setting" or "DVD Setting" menu screen, and then press the 1_/|| button.

The screen for verifying "Update Control

Information" will appear.

4

Choose "YES", and then press the 1_/|| button.

The message for proceeding will appeal; and then the Disc Navigation menu screen will be restored.

A black screen may appear while the message for updating is displayed.

Choose "NO" to cancel updating.

Note:

• It may take time to updatethe control information if the HDD/disc has many recorded scenes.

• Even if control information is updated, some discs will be unusable on Disc Navigation of this DVDvideo camera/recorder.

DELETING DATA ON HDD (FULL FORMAT)

Executing "Format HDD" in "HDD Setting" to delete data on HDD will only change the file control information: It will not delete the data completel}: _%hen discarding or transferring this DVD video camera/recorder, be sure to delete any personal data on the HDD in order to prevent it from leaking out.

Before You Begin

• Use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder when completely deleting the data on the HDD: This is not possible with a battery.

• If power is turned off and Full Format is interrupted midway, normal deletion will not be possible.

• Executing Full Format will delete all data on the HDD. Save any important data on DVD before starting complete deletion.

• It will take approx. 30 minutes for complete deletion: In rare case, it may take more than one hour.

4

/ Press the DISC NAVIGATION button, and then the MENU button.

2

Use the 141_/_1_/'4"4/_ll) buttons to choose

"HDD Setting", "Full Format", and then press the II)/1| button: The "HDD Full Format" screen will appear.

3

Choose "YES", and then press the II)/1| button.

The HDD will be completely cleared.

To cancel clear, choose "NO": The Disc

Navigation screen will be restored.

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FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW

(FINALIZE

DVD)

Before You Begin

Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/ recorder when finalizing a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW.

Finalization cannot be executed using a battery. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off during finalization and the finalization is interrupted, incorrect finalization will result, and at worst, the disc may be damaged.

If you want to play back a DVD-RW/DVD-R recorded/dubbed on this DVD video camera/

recorder, using a device conforming to 8 cm DVD disc - such as a DVD recorder/player,

etc. - you must finalize the disc on this DVD video camera/recorder.

If you wish to display the DVD video menu when playing back a +RW on a DVD player or DVD recordm; finalize it using the Disc Navigation menu.

No further recording/dubbing can be done on a finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW.

You can, however, unfinalize the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW so that other scenes can be recorded/ dubbed on it.

Additional recording/dubbing is possible on a finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode):Unfinalizing is not necessal):

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the I'ql_/l_l_/_l_/l_l_/l_/|| buttons to choose "Finalize DVD" on the "DVD Setting" menu screen, and then press the I1_/|1 button.

The disc will be finalized.

Note:

• Do not use any other device to finalize a disc recorded/dubbed on this DVD video camera/recorder.

• If the disc in the DVD video camera/recorder has already been finalized, you cannot choose "Finalize

DVD'.

• The time required to finalize disc that appears on the

"Finalize DVD" screen is only for reference.

• The shorter the recording time on disc, the longer it will take to finalize it.

• The second and later finalization will be faster with a disc which has previously been finalized.

4

Choose "YES", and then press the I_/|| button.

The message showing that the disc is being finalized will appear, and the disc will then be finalized.

i_!i_in_iiz_?

_A p,o_ min _

"1 Displayed only when a DVD-R is used.

*2 Will vary depending on the recording time.

5

When finalization is complete, the Disc i

I

Navigation screen of all progranrs will appear.

I_ will appear on the Disc Navigation screen for a finalized disc.

OUsing FINALIZE button to finalize

a disc

Press the FINALIZE button during recording pause: The screen shown in step 4 above _xill appear.

Choose "YES", and then press the I_/|1 button: Finalizing will start.

Finalized disc

Screen when viewed on DVD recorder/player

(DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW)

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ADDITIONALLY RECORDING

ON FINALIZED DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/+RW

(UNFINALIZE DVD)

finalized on this DVD video camera/recoMer You can unfinalize the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW that additional recording can be done on it.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the I'_I/IN_I/'_I/I_/I_lll buttons to choose "Unfinalize DVD" on the "DVD

Setting" menu screen, and then press the I_/|| button.

The screen for verifying unfinalization will appear.

4

Choose "YES", and then press the I_/|| button.

The message showing that the disc is being unfinalized will appeal; and the disc will then be unfinalized.

Note:

• A finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode) can be recorded as is, without being unfinalized.

so

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l

Others

DISPLAYING MOVIES OR STILLS INDEPENDENTLY (CATEGORY)

If you insert a DVD-RAM that includes photos recorded on a DVD video camera/recorder other than DZ-HS303A/HS300A, the scenes on the disc will be displayed in the order of recording, regardless of whether they are movies or stills.

Scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder will be displayed in the order of recording regardless of whether they are movies or stills. You can use the Disc Navigation screen to switch this display to stills only or movies onl)_

DZ-HS303A/HS300A cannot record any photos on a HDD/DVD.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

4

Specify the desired [ _ ........

_ ....... 1

2

Press the MENU button.

then press the I_/|| option for display, and [ lv_=![_

_

3

Use the I_l_/l=d_/_1/

IH_/I_III buttons to choose "Category" the "Others" menu on screen, and then press the 1_/1| button.

_)ENTER{m'RETURN

(When "PHOTO" is specified)

All: To display all scenes, movies or stills, in the order of recording.

V]DEO: To display only movies in the order of recording.

PHOTO: To display only photos in the order of recording.

When the Disc Navigation screen is finished,

"Category: All" will be restored.

PLAYING BACK SCENES REPEATEDLY (REPEAT PLAY)

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

If the range for playback has been specified:

Playback of the scenes in that range will repeat.

See pages 79 and 93 when selecting multiple scenes.

3

Use the I_1_/1_1_1/_1/

IH_/I_III buttons to choose "Repeat Play" on the "Others" menu screen, and then press the I_/ll button.

4

Choose "On", and then press

Playback will start.

the I_/ll button:

• To release Repeat Play

Use one of the follo_ ing 3 methods to release:

• Choose "Off" in step 4 on the left.

• Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off once.

• Press the DISC EJECT button to remove the disc.

Choose "Off" to cancel Repeat Play setting.

Note:

Press the • button to terminate playback.

However, the Repeat Play setting will not be canceled.

• Repeat playback will not function when playback is instructed from the recording pause status.

• When Repeat Play is set

If one scene has been specified: When playback of the last scene is finished, playback of all scenes will repeat from the first scene.

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PLAYING BACK WIDE-MODE IMAGES ON 4:3 DISPLAY TV (TV TYPE)

If you connect the DVD video camera/recorder with a disc recorded in wide mode to a TV with 4:3 display only and play it back, vertically long images will appear.

You can specify "TV type: 4:3" to display 4:3 images on the TV.

4 Choose "4:3", and then press the I_/11 button.

1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2 Press the MENU button.

3

Use the I'_/I)1)1/'_1/I'_/I)111 buttons to choose "TV type" on the "Others" menu screen, and then press the I_/11 button.

/

SLIDE SHOW (CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK OF STILLS)

]f you play back stills recorded on a card, the DVD video camera/recorder pause status after each still is played back.

Setting Slide Show allows you to continuously play back stills.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Press the MENU button.

3

Use the 141_/I)'_1/_1/_/1_/11 buttons to choose "Slide Show", "Start", and then press the I_/11 button.

will enter the playback

Note:

• With slide show, playback will start from the first photo on card regardless of the position of cursor or whether you attempt to select scenes,

• If you press the • button or turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, Slide Show will be canceled.

Start: To start a slide show.

When playback is finished, the DVD video camera/recorder will enter the playback pause status at the final still.

Pressing the • button will restore the Disc

Navigation screen.

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Viewing on TV Screen

CONNECTING TO A TV

Use the provided follows:

AV/S input/output cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a TV as

._

AV/S input/output ca

(provided) __

* If your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack, you can connect the S-VIDEO plug to it.

_ _,)) \White

\Yellow

Note:

• Using S-VIDEO will deliver clearer playback status.

• Before connecting, make sure that the volume on TV is turned down; Forgetting this may cause howling from the TV speakers.

Stereo Type with

S-VIDEO Jack

• Insert the AV/S input/output straight: jacks.

StereoType

Obliquely cable plugs into jacks inserting them could damage the

Monaural Type

Red White

Red _1 _ Yellow

I White

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VIEWING ON TV SCREEN

1

Turn the TV on and set the input selector to

"VCR" whichever applicable Video input.

Refer to the TV instruction manual for how to switch the TV input.

2 Turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.

The image that the DVD video camera/ recorder is seeing will appear on the TV screen.

You can also monitor the image on the LCD screen or viewfinder of the DVD video camera/recorder.

3 Perform playback, recording or editing.

You can perform playback, editing or editing on Disc Navigation while checking on TV screen.

Note:

• Adjust the volume of sound on TV,

• The infrared remote control is useful when operating the DVD video camera/recorder while viewing an image on TV screen. However, if you use a Hitachi

VCR, the remote control may inadvertently operate the VCR if it is near the DVD video camera/recorder,

To prevent this set the remote control code of the

VCR to a position other than "VCR2",

• Information during recording and playback will appear on the TV screen: You can also switch off the display during recording.

Refer to "SETTING

ON-SCREEN

DISPLAY OUTPUT ON OR OFF (OSD OUTPUT)" on page 69,

• When copy-guarded disc is played back, no image will appear on TV screen,

• If you use TV with wide mode (aspect ratio 16:9) and set the TV to the wide mode, the entire Disc

Navigation display may not be displayed on the TV screen. If this happens, release the wide mode setting on TV (see the TV instruction manual for releasing the wide mode),

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Playback on DVD Recorder/Player

PLAYING BACK DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-MODE)

You can use a DVD recorder or DVD player that conforms to DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) to play back 8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder.

1

Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player and play it back.

See the instruction manual for DVD recorder/player.

Note:

• When playing back disc on another device, the Disc

Navigation display will be different from the one on this DVD video camera/recorder.

• Finalizing DVD-RW (VR-mode) may be necessary.

• Do net insert a DVD-RW (VR-mede) that was recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder into a device that does not conform to 8cm DVD-RW (VRmode): Doing so may make the disc unusable.

• DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mede) recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder can be played back on other

DVD recorder/players or other devices conforming to

8 cm DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mede), but playback on all DVD recorder/players is not guaranteed.

PLAYING BACK DVD-RW (VF-MODE)/DVD-R/+RW

1

Finalize a recorded DVD-RW (VF-mode)/

DVD-R / + RW.

You need to finalize a disc to play it back on

DVD recorder/player: See page 108.

No further data can be recorded on finalized disc.

Note;

Use this DVD video camera/recorder to finalize the

DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RWrecorded on the DVD video camera/recorder.

2

Insert the disc into the DVD recorder/player and play it back.

See the instruction manual for DVD recorder/player.

Note;

• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R that has net been finalized into any DVD recorder: The disc may be unusable.

• Do not insert a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW recorded on another DVD recorder and not finalized in this DVD video camera/recorder: make the disc unusable.

Doing so will

• A recorded +RW is automatically finalized when it is removed from the DVD video camera/recorder even if you do not use the Disc Navigation function to finalize it (p. 108) (auto-finalize).

An auto-finalized +RW can be played back on a DVD recorder/player, etc., but no

DVD video menu will appear. To display the DVD video menu on a DVD recorder/player, etc., finalize the +RW using the Disc Navigation function before playing it back on a DVD recorder/player, etc.

• A +RW with a shorter recording time may not be playable on a DVD recorder/player, etc. if it has been auto-finalized.

In this case, use the Disc Navigation function to finalize the +RW.

• DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this

DVD video camera/recorder can be played back on other DVD recorder/players or other devices conforming to 8 cm DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW.

but playback on all DVD recorder/players is net guaranteed.

• Playback may not be possible on some DVD recorder/ players, or it may depend on the recorded status of

DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW: In such cases, play back the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW on this DVD video camera/recorder.

Also, playback on

DVD recorder/players may stop momentarily between scenes.

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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 .1 or card .2 into this DVD video camera/recorder

(see pages 26 and 27).

.1 No photo can be recorded.

*2 Only photos can be recorded: No video can be recorded.

• If you operate the DVD video camera/recorder connected to another device, always power the camera/recorder from AC outlet using the AC adapter/charger.

• If you use a Hitachi VCR, it will be operated by the remote control* provided with the DVD video camera/recorder.

When recording an image from a Hitachi VCR, change the remote control code of the VCR to other than "VCR2".

* The remote control is not provided with DZ-HS300A.

RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES FROM OTHER VIDEO DEVICE (for DZ-

HS303A only)

You carl record (dub) images from other video devices to disc" or card in this DVD video camera/ recorder.

Use the AV/S input/output other video device as follows: cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder to the

Signal flow

,/

t ttt'

To S-VIDEO ._, _ _ _ To video/audio

VCR, etc.* _ outputjack of [_ _ _ _ output jacks _.

To AV input/output jack

AV/S input/output cable

(provided)

* If the connected AV device has an S-VIDEO output jack, you can connect the S-VIDEO jack of AV/S input!output

cable.

JJ'_Yellow

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the DVD video camera/ recorder

]N)'.

to "LINE (L

1

Set the input source on

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Switch the input referring

Source" to "Input on (p. 67).

Choose "S LINE" to input S-VIDEO signal.

2

Turn on the connected device, and start playback.

The picture will appear on the LCD screen oi: viewfinder of this DVD video camera/ recorder.

3

Press the REC button.

Recording will start on this DVD video camera / recorde]_

The operation of this line-input recording is the same as for recording movie.

Press the PHOTO/SELECT button when recording a photo.

Note:

• Reduce the volume of external input sound heard from the built-in speaker: The loud volume may cause noise to enter the recorded image.

• The recorded contents can be played back in the same manner as when playing back camera images recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder.

• The "Input Source" setting will return to "CAMERA" whenever DVD video camera/recorder is turned off.

• Recording of most images is prohibited by the copyguard signal to protect the copyright, except for images recorded on camcorders for personal enjoyment.

"COPY PROTECTED" appears in these images: They cannot be recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder.

Typical copyright protected images include those of

DVD video, LD, recorded video tapes, some parts of digital satellite broadcasts, etc.

• If a video signal that cannot be read by this DVD video camera/recorder is present - even in images recorded on camcorder for personal enjoyment without copy-guard signal -the input image may not be recorded normally.

• If the input signal is interrupted by switching the channel on TV or switching the signal using video selector, normal recording cannot be performed.

• No "copy-once" image can be recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder even if a disc conforming to

CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is used.

• When recorded images are played back on PC, black bands may appear at the top/bottom and on the left and right of screen.

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RECORDING (DUBBING) IMAGES ON OTHER VIDEO DEVICES

You can record (dub) images played back on this DVD video camera/recordel, devices.

on other

Use the AV/S input/output cable (provided) to connect the DVD video camera/recorder video device as shown in the following figure: video to another

* If the video device to be connected has an S-VIDEO input jack, you can connect it to the DVD video camera/ recorder.

1

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

2

Select a scene to be played back.

3

Set the channel of the connected video device to an external input.

4 Press the playback (1_/||) 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 _xill record (dub) it.

Note:

• Using S-VIDEO will enable you to record clearer images.

• Reduce the volume of external input sound heard from the built-in speaker: The loud volume may cause noise to enter the recorded image.

• It is recommended that you use Disc Navigation to create a play list including the scenes to be dubbed among the scenes recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder (p, 98),

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Software Provided

You can utilize on PC the videos and photos recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder,

PC connection cable and software CD-ROM provided, or generally available software.

The provided CD-ROM contains the following software for Windo_x s and Macintosh: using the

Windows

hnageMixer 3

This allows you to import the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC.

You can cut-edit imported images, add titles and BGM, and edit videos, i.e., attach image switching effect.

You can also create a DVD-Video (DVD-RW/DVD-R) and DVD-VR (DVD-RAM/DVD-RW) importing the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC.

by

Macintosh

Pixe VRF Browser EX

This allows you to import the images recorded on DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R

DVD video camera/recorder into Macintosh as an MPEG file.

When importing an image, you can designate the import range.

hnageMixer VCD/DVD2

You can create a DVD-Video (DVD-RW/DVD-R) using Pixe VRF Browser EX.

from the images imported loaded into Macintosh in the

The following

OS

Windows

Macintosh are available on the

Read

Write

Read

Write provided software:

HDD

--

--

Disc

•*

•*

•*

Card

* Incompatible with a +RW

Note:

• The software for Macintosh provided with this DVD video camera/recorder is not compatible with a +RW.

• Finalize the DVD-RW/DVD-R recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder before using it on PC.

• You cannot create a DVD-VR (DVD-RAM/DVD-RW) on the Macintosh software.

• Since the audio format of the MPEG file imported into Macintosh using Pixe VRF Browser EX is AC3 audio, no audio will be played back even on QuickTime MPEG-2 playback component and only video is played back.

• The software provided with this DVD video camera/recorder cannot handle copyright-protected

CPRM and CSS.

DVDs, such as

The provided software can handle Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese

(simplified).

For explanation, this manual uses Windows XP screens for Windows and Mac OS X 10.4 screens for

Macintosh.

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Requirements of available PC

[When using Windows]

OS: Windows _r 2000 Professional SP3 or highe], XP Home Edition/XP Professional

*The provided software cannot be used on Windows ;> 98 or Windows 4_ Me.

• Computer: IBM PC/AT compatible

• CPU: Intel _ Pentium _>II1800 MHz or higher (Pentium _ 4, 1.7 GHz or higher is recommended)

*Operation is not guaranteed when the CPU is overclocked or dual CPU is used, or with a

Pentium c° compatible CPU other than those made by Intel _) and AMD _>.

• Memory: Windows 2000: At least 128 MB (256 MB or more is recommended)

Windows XP: At least 256 MB (512 MB or more is recommended)

• Free space on hard disk: At least 300 MB (needed to install the application)

When creating a disc or disc images, free space three times that of disc to be created will be required.

• Display that can show with at least 1024 x 768 pixels and 16 bits (High color)

• Graphics accelerator with VRAM of at least 4 MB, compatible with DirectX E°9.0c or higher

• USB: At least one unused port is necessary for this product (USB2.0 is recommended)

[When using

Macintosh]

• OS:

• CPU:

Mac OS X (10.2.8, 10.3.4-10.3.9, 10.4.1-10.4.7)

* The provided software cannot be used on Mac OS X Serve1: iMac G4, iMac GS, iBook G4, PowerBook G4, PowerMac GS, eMac series, Mac mini series or higher that is equipped with a USB2.0 port in standard

* Incompatible with Intel Mac.

• Memory: At least 256 MB (512 MB or more is recommended)

• HDD: Free space needed for installation: Approx.

200 MB

Free space of at least 1 GB is needed on starhlp disc during running of application.

When creating a disc or disc images, free space three times that of disc to be created will be required.

• At least 1024 x 768 pixels, at least 32,000 colors (full-color is recommended)

• Environment where QuickTime 6 or higher can operate

Note;

You must have the administrator authority of the PC before installing software.

Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases:

- When connected via USB hub

- Multiprocessor is not supported

- When used on your custom-made PC

• Even when your PC satisfies the above conditions of available PC malfunction may result or restriction in use may occur, depending on the combination of other software in PC or peripheral devices.

Operation is not guaranteed on all PCs that satisfy the above recommended environment.

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Installing Software

[When using Windows]

1

Turn the PC on.

]f you have been using the PC, terminate all running software programs.

2

Insert the provided CD-ROM into the CD-

ROM drive of PC.

The installer will automatically start, and the

"Choose Setup Language" screen will automatically appeal_

If the "Choose Setup Language" screen does not appeal, use Windows My Computer or

Explorer to open the drive in which the CD-

ROM is located, and then double-click the setup.exe

icon in it. (Extension "exe" may not appear depending on the PC used.)

3

Choose the language to be installed.

Choose the language used _ith hnageMixer 3, and then click "Next".

J

• il

5

Checking license agreement:

Carefully read the license agreement: If you accept the contents, choose "I accept the terms of the license agreement", click "Next".

and then

Click

6

Choosing the installation destination:

If vou do not wish to chanCe the folder in which tho software is installed click "Next".

If vou wish to chamze the foldez click

"Chan_ze".

designate me installation location and then clid Next".

4

The "ImageMixer 3" installation screen will appear: Click "Next".

Click

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7 Choosing video system:

The screen for setting the video system will appear, and then click "Next".

Select _he _etup type _hal be_ sut

your

needs, i_

After installation is finished, the screen for prompting restart will appear: Click "Finish" to restart the PC.

After restart, remove the CD-ROM from the

PC.

Installing the software is now complete.

I

I

I

Click

8 Executing installation:

The setups for installation

Click "]nstall" to execute are now complete.

installation.

mh__rd r_ _e_dy_o b_,_ ;n_l _ on.

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Click

Note:

• After installation is finished, the installation of Direct X may start depending on the PC used: In this case, follow the instructions on screen to install Direct X

Click

Important information for customers who use

Easy CD Creator 5 made by Roxio

Corporation:

If ImageMixer 3 provided with this DVD video camera/recorder is installed, Easy CD

Creator 5 may not operate normally.

The screen shown below will appear after you click "Install":

If you are using Easy CD Creator 5, click

"Y_s', and do not install ImageMixer 3.

When using InrageMixer 3, uninstall Easy CD

Creator 5, and then install ImageMixer 3.

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[When using Macintosh]

provided CD-RONI into the CD-RONI drive of

Macintosh.

2

Double-click the DVDCAM3HS icon displayed on desktop.

3

Double-click the icon of "hnageMixer for

DVDCAM.pkg" displayed on screen.

The installer will start: Click "Continue".

4

Checking license agreement:

The license agreement screen will appear.

Set the language to be used when installing the software, and then carefully read the license agreement: If you agree with the contents, choose "Continue".

If you accept the license agreement, click "I agree".

* With the provided software for Macintosh, the language used with ©S will automatically be installed.

Setting language when installing

5

Choosing the installation destination and type of installation:

Follow the instructions on screen for operation: Installation will start.

6

After installation is finished, the screen for exit will appear: Click "Close".

The screen for installation will close and installation will be complete: Remove the

CD-ROM.

Click

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Connecting to PC via PC Connection

Use the provided PC connection cable to connect the DVD video camera/recorder be]o%\\

Cable

to PC as shown

To PC connection terminal

PC connection cable (provided)

Note:

The PC connection cable does not supply power to the DVD video camera/recorder: Use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder.

• Before connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, disconnect any cables or camera accessories (external video flash, external microphone, etc.) other than the PC connection cable and AC adapter/charger.

• When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the ACCESS/PC indicator will light green. While HDD or a disc is being accessed, the indicator will light or blink orange. While an SD memory card is being accessed, the

CARD ACCESS indicator will light or blink red.

• When this DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC, nothing will appear on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder.

• When using Windows, the DVD video camera/recorder can be connected to a USB1.1 port of PC. However, since the data transfer speed is lower than when connecting to a USB2.0 port, lost frames may occur or the process may take more time.

• Read "Cautions when connecting DVD video camera/recorder to PC" on page 137.

The power switch of this DVD video camera/recorder has three modes: HDD mode when it is set to

"HDD', Disc mode when it is set to "DVD', and Card mode when it is set to "SD'.

* The mode cannot be switched while the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC. To switch, unplug the PC connection cable from the PC (see page 126), and then change over the power switch.

If you connect automatically the DVD video camera/recorder to PC via PC connection cable, the PC will recognize the DVD video camera/recordel_ After recognition is finished, it may be prompted to restart the PC: In this case, follow the instruction and restart the PC.

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When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, the DVD video camera/recorder recognized as a drive.

The drive will appear on screen as follows: will be

[When using Windows]

If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC with its po_x er switch set to "HDD" or

"DVD', it will be recognized as an optical disc drive, and a disc set in the DVD video camera/ recorder can be accessed.

(The shape of icon and drive name, such as G:, will depend on the software environment used.)

{)VDO#_MERA <G)

If the DVD video camera/recorder recognized as a removal is connected to PC with its power switch set to "SD', it will be disk, and a card set in the DVD video camera/recorder

(The drive name, such as G:, will depend on the software environment used.) can be accessed.

[When using Macintosh]

If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to Macintosh USB port with the power switch set to "HDD" or "DVD', it will be recognized as a removable drive, and the icon shown on the right will appear.

(The shape of icon and drive name will depend on the software environment used.)

If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to Macintosh USB port with the power switch set to "SD', it will be recognized as a removable drive, and the icon shown on the right will appeal_

Double-click this icon: The contents of card can be checked.

(The shape of icon and drive name will depend on the software environment used.)

Handling photos

Photos are recorded on a SD memory card in this F)VD video camera/recorder the application that conforms to the JPEG images.

The following shows how to import photos into PC/Macintosh: in JPEG format: Use

Insert an SD memory card with photos recorded into the DVD video carnera/recordel; to PC/Macintosh.

Double-click the removable disc icon displayed and connect on the screen: The contants on the it card will appeal_

The photos recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder folder on card: Drag and drop them to PC to import them.

aro stored in "DCIM" - "100*HPNXI"

* The number may be different if the card was recorded on another DCF conforming device.

The following operations are not possible on the DVD video camera/ recorder while it is being connected to PC:

• Camera operation using operation buttons on DVD video camera/recorder.

• Ejection of disc using DISC EJECT button on DVD video camera/recorder.

• Power off using power switch.

• Do not use Explorer to operate any video files recorded on disc: Use the provided software.

• HDD, disc and card cannot simultaneously be accessed.

A disc/card loaded in the DVD video camera/recorder can be ejected by operating the PC.

• The disc and SD memory card can be replaced even though the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off or it is not connected.

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• When removing disc

[When using Windows]

Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to choose tile drive icon of DVD video camera/recoMer.

Right-click the mouse.

Choose "Eject".

The cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder

Insert another disc and close the cover: The disc will be recognized.

_xill open.

[When using Macintosh]

Place the drive icon of this DVD video camera/recorder cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder

(displayed on desktop) in Trash Box: The will open.

Load another disc and close the cover: The disc will be recognized.

eWhen

removing SD memory card

[When using Windows]

Make sure that the SD memory card is not being accessed by the PC software on PC, and that the

CARD ACCESS indicator on DVD video camera/recorder (see page 8) is not lit or blinking, and then remove the SD memory card from DVD video camera/recorder.

The CARD ACCESS indicator may be lit or blinking for a while after a file in PC is written to the SD memory card: Wait until the CARD ACCESS indicator goes out. It will sometimes take no less than a few minutes.

[When using Macintosh]

Drag the removal drive icon (displayed on desktop) and place it in Trash Box. After making sul_ that the icon disappears from desktop, remove the SD memory card from the card insertion slot of this

DVD video can-_era/recorder.

USING DISC IN DVD DRIVE BUILT INTO PC

If you have a PC with the drive conforming to the disc used, and the application software, you can directly insert the disc into the drive to use it.

Whether a disc conforms to the DVD drive will depend on the DVD drive: Use a DVD drive that conforms to each disc.

Finalized DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW can be used with DVD-ROM drive (reading only).

Note:

• When writing images edited on PC to a brand-new DVD-RW, do not format the disc on DVD video camera/recorder.

• Some vertically installed and slot-in type drives on PC cannot accept an 8 cm disc.

• An adapter that converts 8 cm CD to 12 cm diameter (for 8 cm CD) cannot be used for any 8 cm DVD-RAM/8 cm

DVD-RW/8 cm DVD-R/8 cm +RW.

• If you use, on PC, a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder, finalize it on the DVD video camera/recorder (see page 108).

• Some DVD-ROM drives cannot read a DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder.

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BEFORE TERMINATING

PC CONNECTION (UNPLUGGING

PC

CONNECTION CABLE)/CHANGING OVER POWER SWITCH

[When using Windows]

1

Before un _lug ing the PC connection cable from PC, terminate the application and then click the "Hardware Removal" icon on task tray at the bottom right of Windows screen.

2

Choose "USB mass storage device".

The drive name (E:, etc.) will depend on the PC used.

3

A message showing that "hardware removal" is possible will appear.

Unplug the PC connection cable.

Cli :k

[When using Macintosh]

When removing the DVD video camera/recoMer camera/recorder (HDD, disc or card), and choose from PC', choose

"Eject" the drive icon of DVD video in the "File" menu.

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Using Software

See page ]32 when using Macintosh.

[When using Windows]

USING IMAGEMIXER 3

lmageMixer 3 allows you to capture the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder

PC, edit the video file, and create a DVD-Video or DVD-VR using the video file.

The following shows the basic operation of IrnageMixer 3.

Refer to the electronic instruction manual that can be read on PC for detailed instructions about into lmageMixer 3: While ImageMixer 3 is being activated, click "Help" - "ImageMixer Help (El)" to display this manual.

See the electronic instruction manual for explanation on how to edit video files.

To start ImageMixer 3, double-click the ImageMixer 3 shortcut that _xas created when it _xas installed.

* If there is no ImageMixer 3 shortcut on desktop, choose [Start] - [Programs] or [All programs] -

[PIXELA] - [hnageMixer 3] - [hnageMixer 3].

VIEWING IMAGES RECORDED ON HDD/DISC USING PC

*

A DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW

DVD video camera/recorder recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder

(see page 108).

must be finalised on this

1 Connect this DVD video camera/recorder to the USB port of PC.

To view images recorded on a disc, first insert the disc you wish to play back into the DVD video camera/recorder, and then connect the

DVD video camera/recorder of PC.

to the USB port

2

Start ImageMixer 3.

When hnageMixer 3 starts up, the launcher shown below will appear: Click "Edit Video".

0

Click "Edit new video".

4

The T_r°lect" settin._- sc]een" wdl" appear: Click

"OK".

Click

Click

It is not using necessary

PC to view

HDD/disc.

chance any settin_z wneI1 the images recorded on

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5 The screen for choosing the device to be imported will appear: Choose "Hitachi

DVDCAM

(HDD)" when the power s_xitch is set to "HDD', "Hitachi DVDCAM" when it is set to "DVD', and then click "Import".

If you wish to change the import device, and continue import, unplug the PC connection cable from the PC, and then change over the power s_xitch (see page 123).

When the power switch is set to "DVD":

Note:

• When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to a

USB1,1 port of PC, the data transfer speed will be insufficient, which could result in lost frames,

I

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Click

6 Use the ImageMixer 3 Video Editor screen to select a title/chapter you wish to play back, and then click "Preview".

The image recorded on HDD or disc will appear.

Select the title/chapter to be played back, and then click "Preview": Playback will start.

Click the full-screen display button: A fullscreen image will appeal_ To exit the fullscreen display, double-click the screen.

Click "Eject" button to play back the images on another disc. The cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will open: Renrove the disc, and load another disc.

Eject button

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Click

Full-screen display button

CREATING DVD-VIDEO USING IMAGES RECORDED ON HDD/DISC

You can use the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder to create a disc that can be viewed on DVD recorders/players.

* A DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder must be finalized on this

DVD video camera/recorder (see page 108).

If the file system of HDD in your PC is FAT32, no video file larger than 4 GB can be imported, due to restrictions of file system.

When using a large video file, handle it on an NTFS format HDD.

1

Connect this DVD video camera/recorder to

4

Setting up project the USB port of PC.

To save images recorded on a disc, first insert

Set up a project.

You can set up the designated save location of edited contents the disc you wish to save into the DVD video camera/recorder, and then connect the DVD video camera/recorder to the USB port of PC.

and image quality.

Be sure to choose "NTSC" for the video

2 sL

"3.

_Nhen lmageMixer 3 starts up, the launcher shown below will appoar: Click "Author

DVD-Video'.

system.

This DVD video camera/recorder uses Dolby

Digital for the audio recording format:

Choose "Doiby Digital" for audio setting.

After setting up the project, click the "OK" button.

Click

3

Click "Create New DVD'.

Click

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5 On the "Importing Device" screen, choose

"Hitachi DVDCAM (HDD)" when the power switch is set to "HDD'; and "Hitachi

DVDCAM" when the power switch is set to

"DVD".

If you wish to change the import device, and continue import, unplug the PC connection cable from the PC, and then change over the

_ower switch (see page 123).

6 Select the images from which you wish to create a DVD-Video, and then click "hnport".

The image recorded on HDD, disc will appear.

Select the chapter to be imported into

PC, and then click "hnport": Importing into

PC will start.

I

Click

Click

If you wish to import images on another disc after importing images on one disc, click the

"Eject" button.

The disc insertion block of

DVD video camera/recorder will open:

Remove the disc, insert the other disc whose recorded images you wish to import into the

DVD video camera/recordei_ and then close the disc insertion block. After a short while, the images on the disc will appear: Perform the same procedure to import the images.

When the images on DVD-RW (VF-mode)/

DVD-R/+RW are imported, the recording date/time will not appear.

Note:

• To import all chapters in the title at once, click "Select all" in the editing menu at the top of screen, and then click "Import",

Edit(E) ViewO!) Tools(T)Help(H)

• To import multiple chapters, click the desired chapters while holding down the Ctrl key.

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7 Click "Authoring"

FrienD.

Clicking "Authoring" screen of DVD-Video and create a DVD-Video will display menu.

the

The video editing file previously imported into PC will appear in

"Source".

Choose the desired video file, and click

"Add titles": The video file will be registered.

When using a video file imported into PC using [mageMixer 3, click "File" to choose the folder in which the video file will be stored.

Click

Clicking "Thenre" or "Set title menu" will allow you to change the design of DVD-Video lmenll.

Choose tile type of disc to be created (8 cm/

12 cm/2-1ayer) using [Set] - [Configuration].

8 Click "Write" to create a DVD-Video.

Clicking "Write" will display the screen for writing.

Check "Create disc", perform setting for write, such as choosing DVD write drive, and then set a blank DVD-RW/DVD-R into the drive.

Clicking "Preview" will allow you to check any image of DVD to be created.

Click the "Write" button: The screen for setting write will appear.

After checking the settings, click "OK": Writing will start.

When _xrite is complete, the drive will open to eject the DVD: Creation of an original DVD is now finished.

Note:

• If you load a written DVD-RW in the write drive, the dialog "Are you sure you want to delete the content of disc?" will appear.

Deleting the content of disc will erase all data on the disc: Carefully check the contents of disc.

Choosing "Yes" will display the screen for choosing the disc erasure method: After checking it, click the

"OK" button. Once the contents on disc have been deleted, the cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will open. Close the cover following the message instruction.

• If the disc contains a video file that does not conform to DVD-Video format, the video will be re-encoded, resulting in deterioration of image quality.

• If you execute "File" - "Save project", the halfway operation status can be saved as a project file.

Reading in this saved project file will allow you to restart the operation from the saved status.

• A project file will be saved in the project folder that was set in step 4 on page 129, and the file name will be automatically attached.

• If a video recorded on the HDD in this DVD video camera/recorder for extended hours is too long for one disc, cut-edit the video so that it can be recorded on one disc. See the on-line instruction manual of

ImageMixer 3 for cut-editing of videos. To display the

ImageMixer 3 manual, choose "Help", and then

"Image Mixer Help (F1)", while ImageMixer 3 is being executed.

• Since a menu is always added to a recorded video, the data size of the created video will be larger than that of the original video.

Click

Click

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[When using Macintosh]

USING PIXE VRF BROWSER EX AND IMAGEMIXER VCD/DVD2

Pixe VRF Browser EX allo_x s you to import the images on DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder into PC as an MPEG file. ImageMixer VCD/DVD2 allows you to use the images imported by Pixe VRF Browser EX to create a DVD-Video (DVD-RW/DVD-R).

The following shows the basic operations of Pixe VRF Browser EX and hnageMixer VCD/DVD2.

Refer to the electronic instruction manuals that can be read on PC for detailed instructions of Pixe

VRF Bronx ser EX and ImageMixer VCD/DVD2.

See the electronic instruction manuals for the detailed use method of each software program.

For Pixe VRF Browser EX, click "Help" - "Pixe VRF Browser EX Help" while it is being started up.

For ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, click the question ? mark at the top right of the folder select screen.

To start Pixe VRF Browser EX and hnageMixer VCD/DVD2, double-click the "Pixe VRF Browser EX for DVDCAM"

"Applications" icon and "ImageMixerVCD/DVD2"

- "hnageMixer for DVDCAM'.

icon in Macintosh HD (startup disk) -

Note:

• The provided software cannot be used to burn a DVD-VR (DVD-RAM/DVD-RW):It is also incompatible with a +RW.

IMPORTING IMAGES RECORDED ON DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R INTO PC

TO CREATE A DVD-VIDEO (DVD-RW/DVD-R)

You can use the images recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder viewed on DVD recorders/players.

* Any DVD-RW/DVD-R

(see page 108).

recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder to create a disc that can be must be finalized

1

Connect this DVD video camera/recorder to the USB port of PC.

To save images recorded on a disc, first insert the disc you wish to save into the DVD video camera/recordel; and then connect the DVD video camera/recorder to the USB port of PC.

2

Start Pixe VRF Browser EX and choose the drive.

Clicking the "Drive" icon will display the drive select screen.

Choose "HITACHI DZ-

USBHDD" when the power switch is set to

"HDD', "Hitachi DVD-RAM DZ-GBX3" when it is set to "DVD', and then click "OK".

If you wish to change the import device, and continue import, unplug the PC connection cable from the PC, and then change over the power switch (see page 123).

Click _lr

_Click

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3

Select the video file to be imported and save it.

The scenes recorded on HDD, disc will appear.

Select the scene to be inrported into

Macintosh and click "Save": The save setting screen will appeal_

Clicking destination,

Macintosh.

"Save" after setting the saw etc.

will start import into

If you wish to import the contents of another disc after importing is finished, click "Eject" on drive icons:

The

cowr of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/recorder will open so that you can replace the disc.

4

Start ImageMixer files to be registered.

VCD/DVD2,

Start ImageMixer

"DVD-Video"

VCD/DVD2 button.

and set up and click the the

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When importing

ImageMixer VCD/DVD2

Video using the imported

Note:

video files is complete, to create a DVDfiles.

start

• When using images on ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, set the video saving format to "Program stream".

• When importing the images on a DVD-RW (VFmode)/DVD-R, click the "Chapter" tab to select the image.

• When importing all chapters in a title at one time, click

"Select all" in the editing menu at the top of screen, and then click "Import".

• When importing the images on a HDD/DVD-RAM/

DVD-RW (VR-mode) you can use the MPEG editor to designate the import range.

• If you double-click an MPEG file imported by Pixe

VRF Browser EX on Finder, Pixe VRF Browser EX will start, but it cannot handle the imported MPEG file.

Use the imported MPEG file on ImageMixer VCD/

DVD2.

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Click

Note:

• No Video CD can be created or played back on this

DVD video camera/recorder.

And no writing to +RW/

+R is possible when creating a DVD-Video.

Designate the folder in which the video file to be registered is stored.

Select the folder that you designated to save video files, and then click "Add".

Click "Options" to choose the type of disc (8 cm or 12 cm) to create a DVD-Video.

Be sure to choose "NTSC" systerrL for the video

After setting button, and the option, then click click

"Next".

the "OK"

Click

Selecting save destination folder

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6 Creating a DVD-Video menu:

Then edit the DVD-Video menu: You can set up the menu style, change the thumbnail to be displayed, and add a menu BGM.

After editing the menu screen, click "Next".

8 Writing to disc:

The screen for writing

Check "Create disc", to disc perform will setting appear.

for write, e.g., choosing DVD write drive.

Clicking message

Set a blank the "Write" button will display

"Set a blank media in DVD the drive".

DVD-RW/DVD-R and then click "OK".

into the drive,

The screen for setting write _xill appear: checking the settings, click "OK".

After

Click

7 Checking playback:

The playback check screen will appear so that you can confirm the DVD images to be created.

After playback check is finished, click

"Next".

Click

Note:

• If you load a written DVD-RW in the write drive, a dialog "Are you sure you want to delete the contents of disc?" will appear,

Deleting the content of disc will erase all data on the disc: Carefully check the content of disc,

Once the contents on disc have been deleted, the cover of disc insertion block on DVD video camera/ recorder will open, Close the cover following the message instruction.

• If the disc contains a video file that does not conform to DVD-Video format the video will be re-encoded, resulting in deterioration of image quality.

Click

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Viewing Images recorded on Disc using PC

• Playing back DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW

You can use tile DVD playback software on )'our PC/Macintosh mode)/DVD-R/+RW recorded and finalized on this DVD video to play back a DVD-RW camera/recordel_

(VF-

1. Load the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW recorder.

to be played back in the DVD video camera/

2.

Connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a USB port of PC/Macintosh.

3.

Start up the DVD playback software on your PC/Macintosh and play back.

Note:

When connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to Macintosh for playback on a DVD playback software, etc., the screen for setting the drive region code will appear: Set the region code that matches your local area.

Playing back DVD-RAM/DVD-RW

(VR-mode)

A DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VR-mode) recorded on the DVD video camera/recorder cannot be played back, since the OS is not compatible with its playback.

Use the provided software to play back the disc.

Playing back MPEG files imported by Pixe VRF Browser EX (Mac OS

only)

You can play back MPEG files imported into PC using Pixe VRF Browser EX, on the playback check screen of ImageMixer VCD/DVD2, after registering them on ImageMixer VCD/DVD2.

Since the audio format of the MPEG file imported into Macintosh using Pixe VRF Browser EX is AC3 audio, no audio will be played back even on QuickTime MPEG-2 playback component and only video is played back.

Note:

• Normal playback may not be possible depending on the disc recorded status.

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Uninstalling Software

[When using Windows]

Use "Control Panel" to open "Add or Remove Applications", choose tile application to be uninstalled from the displayed list of applications, and then click the "Change/Remove" button.

Note:

After uninstalling software, be sure to restart the PC,

• Administrator authority is required for uninstallation.

[When using Macintosh]

Manually move the following folders/files installed to Recycle Bin:

/Application/ImageMixer

for DVDCAM

/User/Library/Preferences/IMxVCDDVD2Preference

/ User/Library/Preferences/ImageMixerVCDDVD2.plist

HT

/User/Library/Preferences/com.PIXELA.Pixe

/Library/Receipts/hnageMixer

VRF Browser for DVDCAM.pkg

EX for DVDCAM.plist

Note:

• "User" will depend on the Iogin user name.

• Administrator authority is required for uninstallation.

Please contact the following for inquiries on provided CD.ROM

PC Software Support Center number

PIXELA C()RPORAT]ON

+1-800-458-4029 (Toll-free)

+1-213-341-0163

URL:http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem

/

hitachi/e/index.html

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Cautions recorder when connecting to PC

DVD video camera/

Use the AC adapter/charger

PC: to power the DVD video camera/recorder

The DVD video camera/recorder can also use a battery,

when connecting but if the DVD video camera/recorder

it to

cuts off during data transfer, important recordings will be lost: If data is being written to disc, the disc will then be unusable.

Do not unplug cables while the HDD/disc in DVD video camera/recorder

is being

accessed

from

PC:

If the PC connection cable (provided) or power cable is unplugged while the ACCESS/PC or

CARD ACCESS indicator is blinking, important recordings will be lost: If data is being written to disc, the disc will then be unusable.

Before connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC, disconnect any cables or camera accessories

(external video flash, external microphone,

etc.) other than the PC connection cable and AC adapter/charger.

Use a reference of approx. 30 minutes at approx. 86°F (30°C) or less for operation

when connecting the DVD video camera/recorder to PC.

If the temperature of the DVD video camera/recorder is too high, writing or reading on the DVD video camera/recorder may be faulty. And note that, if an error occurs during writing to a DVD-R, the disc will no longer be usable.

Take care that the temperature of this DVD video camera/recorder is not too high.

Fade, skip or thumbnails set on the DVD video camera/recorder will not be reflected in the provided software.

If the DVD video camera/recorder is connected

via USB hub or to a USB port on PC front

panel or keyboard, the DVD video camera/recorder

may not be recognized

by PC: If this happens, connect the DVD video camera/recorder to a USB port on PC rear panel.

If the DVD video camera/recorder power is off, it cannot be connected to PC.

Do not use PC application

to finalize

a DVD-RW/DVD-R recorded on this DVD video camera/ recorder: Doing so will make the disc unusable.

Data may be readable or writable from/to

the DVD video camera/recorder using software other than that provided with the DVD video camera/recorder,

but Hitachi does not guarantee

the operation.

If the PC is started from suspend (or sleep or standby) with the DVD video camera/recorder

connected to the PC, the DVD video camera/recorder

may not be recognized:

Disconnect the

DVD video camera/recorder

from PC once, and restart the PC.

Multiple DVD video camera/recorders cannot be simultaneously connected to PC.

DVD discs created on the software provided with this DVD video camera/recorder can be played on DVD recorders/players, etc. that conform to each individual disc, but playback on

all devices is not guaranteed.

They may not be playable, depending on the playback device and/or disc recorded status.

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Introduction to Optional Accessories

CAMERA ACCESSORIES

Video flash (DZ-FLH3) .1 (p. 59)

Wide conversion lens (DZ-WL1) .2 (p. 54)

Tele-conversion lens (DZ-TL1) .2 (p. 54)

Step-up ring (DZ-SR3437 for DZ-HS300A) (p. 54)

When using camera accessories, be sure to read the instruction manuals for each accessory.

.1 Unavailable for DZ-HS3OOA.

*2 You will need the optional step-up ring when attaching these lenses to the DZ-HS3OOA.

POWER SUPPLY

Battery (DZ-BP7SW)*

Battery (DZ-BP14SW)

* Unavailable for DZ-HS303A.

• Refer to the catalog for details.

• The models and specifications of the optional accessories shown on this page are subject to change, and their production may be discontinued.

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Trouble Messages

A message may appear while you are operating the DVD video camera/recorder.

Ifa message appears, refer to the following table and take appropriate corrective action.

Messages are arranged in alphabetical order.

(1) Data error in a part of image file. Repair data now?

(2) Found error in image file. Repair data now?

(3) Data error in all image file. Repair all data now?

It is possible that the system cannot normally complete writing of file when power is turned off for some reason during recording or editing (deleting, dividing or combining scenes, or creating play list). Selecting "YES" will automatically repair the video file, but even if "NO" is selected, the same message will appear when the

DVD video camera/recorder is turned on next time. (Do not remove the disc while the DVD video camera/recorder is recognizing it: Ignoring this will deactivate the file repair function.)

Follow the instructions on screen, taking note of the following cautions:

• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/recorder when repairing data: Repair is not possible using a battery. If a battery has been attached, turn the power switch off once, connect the AC adapter/charger, and then start repairing.

• If message (1) appears when using the HDD, a battery can be used for repair (except when the remaining battery level indicator is blinking).

• Repair will normally be complete in several minutes, but it may take longer (up to one hour).

• Data may not be repaired, depending on the timing when power was turned off.

• Data may not be repaired normally if data recorded on another recorder is mixed in.

• The repaired data may be different from the original recorded content because of partial deletion of defective portion.

• Since the date/time for repair is added to the repaired data

(only the corrected portion for partial repair), the original date/ time information will be lost.

• Since all movies, and then all stills, are repaired, the order of recorded contents will be lost in case of message (2) (3) only.

• See "1 on page 145.

A DVD-RW/+RW that was initialized by PC and not initialized for camera use is inserted.

(1) DVD is not formatted.

Format the

DVD now?

(2) DVD Format.

Select record format.

(Displayed only when

DVD-RW is used.)

Auto finalizing...

Plaese wait...

This message will appear with a +RW when it is removed after recording, or the last recorded scene was deleted.

The autofinalized +RW can be played back on a DVD recorder/player.

Cannot combine scene.

Unless consecutive scenes are selected, they cannot be combined.

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Cannot combine scene of multiple programs,

Create PlayList first, and then combine scenes.

Cannot combine.

Deselect PHOTO scenes.

Cannot combine.

Select multiple scenes,

Cannot delete scenes.

Scenes in different programs (different recording dates) cannot be combined.

Create a Playlist first, and then combine such scenes on the playlist.

Select only movies and combine them.

Select a range of at least 2 scenes to be combined, and then combine them.

This may occur when scene that was edited for division, etc. is to be deleted.

Combine the divided scenes, and then delete them.

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Cannot divide scene.

Cannot execute.

Change display category to ALL.

Cannot execute.

Unselect multiple scenes.

Cannot finalize DVD in

HDD mode. Please finalize DVD in DVD mode.

Cannot read DVD.

Check dirt/crack/bothsides contrary/inserted correctly,

CANNOT

PHOTOS

RECORD

This message will appear when the scene is extremely short because division, etc. was repeated.

This

This message scenes

Division scenes message will appear with "Category: or change in thumbnail were selected.

will appear if you attempt

VIDEO to combine or PHOTO" specified.

if you press the FINALIZE or move button when the power switch is set to "HDD".

Set the power switch to "DVD", and then finalize the disc.

was executed when multiple

Error occurred while the disc was being recognized.

Make sure that there is no scratch or dirt on disc, that the surface/back of disc is not reversed, and that the disc is firmly pushed against the turntable.

See *3 and *4 on page 145 for troubleshooting.

• This message will appear when the PHOTO/SELECT button is pressed with the power switch set to "HDD" or "DVD".

• No photo can be recorded on the HDD or disc in this DVD video camera/recorder: Use a card to record photos.

CANNOT RECORD

VIDEO

Cannot replace thumbnail on PHOTO scenes.

This

Select message the power

The thumbnail a movie.

will appear switch when set to "SD".

of a still cannot the REC button be changed.

is pressed with

Cannot select any more The maximum number of selectable scenes is 999.

scenes.

CANNOT SLEEP

MODE

The DVD video status camera/recorder only from the recording can enter the sleep/restart pause status. The following conditions apply:

• No DVD is loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder power switch is set to "DVD".

• No card is loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder power switch is set to "SD".

• The HDD, disc or card has no remaining space.

• The HDD/disc is protected.

but the but the

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.

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error occurred, again,

• Data oruseanother beincluded: card.

error occurred, occurred.

Formatting complete.

When now? recorder, bedamaged: card.

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Make that discisnotwrite-protected.

destroyed.

toseewhether

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Error.

InformationMismatch occur information.

Update another

• See

The copy-guarded.

prerecorded

Copy-guarded materials, cannot camera/recorder.

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isnot complete.

error

Format

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Choose video

"YES" it.

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DVD error has occurred.

Formatting is not complete,

The disc may be dirty.

Remove the disc and wipe off fingerprints, dust, etc. before reusing it, or use another disc.

This message may also appear if you insert a disc for which formatting was interrupted midway.

In this case, use another disc.

DVD error has occurred.

Keep DVD inside & restart,

Disc error could have occurred during editing of scenes.

Turn off the DVD video camera/recorder with the disc being used in it, connect AC adapter/charger, camera/recorder again.

Repair and then power the DVD video of scenes will be tried.

DVD error has occurred.

This message will appear if disc error has occurred during

Please keep DVD inside dubbing.

Connect the AC adapter/charger to DVD video camera/ and set power switch to recorder, and set the power switch to "DVD": Video file will be

"DVD".

repaired.

DVD error has occurred.

Unfinalizing is not complete.

This message unfinalization, will appear when and unfinalizing

DVD error has occurred.

• Use another disc.

• See *3 and *4 on page 145.

disc error occurred disc failed.

Replace during the disc.

DVD full. Cannot execute,

• 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.

This message will appear if the capacity of the scene selected is larger than the free space on disc.

Select another scene, or use another DVD.

DVD must be finalized before it can be played back on DVD player or

DVD recorder.

DVD-R*, cannot when

STD.

16:9 mode be changed,

Video mode is

• This message will appear if you remove a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/

DVD-R that has not been finalized from the DVD video camera/ recorder.

• See *5 on page 145.

Drive overheat.

retry later,

Please The temperature inside the DVD video camera/recorder is too high, and writing to disc or reading from HDD or disc may not be

)erformed 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.

DVD-R* cannot dub the With a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, scene recorded in STD recorded with a combination no video of movie quality "STD" can be and 16:9 mode and 16:9.

mode "On". Replace the disc with a DVD-RAM or DVD-RW (VRmode) for dubbing.

* "DVD-RW (VF)" will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode),

"+RW" will appear when using a +RW.

DVD-R*, Different video mode, 16:9 and 4:3 mode cannot exist together.

With a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R, the movie quality mode and

16:9 mode cannot be changed in the middle of disc: Change the movie to be dubbed or replace the disc with a DVD-RAM or DVD-

RW (VR-mode).

* "DVD-RW (VF)" will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-rnode).

With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW, the setting of 16:9 mode will not be possible when the Video mode is STD.

* "DVD-RW (VF)" will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-mode),

"+RW" will appear when using a +RW.

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DVD-R*, cannot

Input be changed.

DVD-R *, Video and 16:9 mode be changed.

DVD-RAM, not required.

Source mode cannot

Finalize is

Once a DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R has been recorded in the

16:9 mode, the input source will not be changeable.

* "DVD-RW (VF)" will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-rnode).

With DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R, the movie quality mode and

16:9 mode once used for recording cannot be changed.

* "DVD-RW (VF)" will appear when using a DVD-RW (VF-rnode).

This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a

DVD-RAM loaded in this DVD video camera/recorder.

No finalization is necessary for a DVD-RAM

END OF CARD No more recording on this card can be done: Delete unnecessary stills or use another card.

Error occurred.

format

Error occurred.

Please replace DVD or format

DVD.

HDD.

Please An error occurred with the HDD for which repair is being tried.

Initialize the HDD: But note that initializing the HDD will delete all data stored on the HDD.

• Abnormality has occurred with the DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/+RW to be repaired.

Initialize the disc before using it, or use the another disc.

Initializing the disc will erase all data on it.

• See *2 on page 145.

Error occurred.

Please replace DVD.

An abnormality occurred with a DVD-R to be repaired.

Replace the disc.

Finalize may not be This message will appear when power is supplied again and the complete.

Finalize again disc is reinserted after power was shut off during finalization due now?

to a power failure, etc. Choose "YES" if you wish to be sure finalizing is performed.

HDD/DVD ALMOST

FULL

The remaining free space of HDD/disc is less than one minute for video: Delete unwanted scenes, or use another disc.

HDD full.

Cannot execute.

Delete unwanted scenes.

HDD/DVD has no data.

This message will appear when an attempt is made to execute playback or editing on Disc Navigation with no scene recorded.

HDD/DVD has no

PlayList.

HDD/DVD includes protected scenes.

Delete scenes?

HDD/DVD is full.

Switching of play list was selected

The disc may be software

DVD video camera/recorder.

that has executed software-protect.

The number of entered protected scenes with no play list stored.

from a device

To release this case, use a device has reached other than this the limit that can be

Cannot add control info.

entered, so the control information for generating thumbnails cannot be added.

Combine several scenes or delete them.

HDD error has occurred.

HDD error has occurred.Format

HDD now?

HDD error has occurred.Formatting

not complete.

the is

Initialize the HDD before using the DVD video camera/recorder.

Initializing the HDD will delete all data recorded on it.

Did you interrupt formatting the HDD?

Choose "YES", and then format the HDD.

Initializing the HDD will delete all data recorded on it.

Did you interrupt formatting the HDD?

Press the RESET button to execute system reset.

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HDD error

NO DVD has occurred.Restart.

No more scenes.

PlayList was deleted.

HDD error probably occurred during editing of video file.

Turn off this DVD video camera/recorder, and then connect the

AC adapter/charger to the DVD video camera/recorder again: The video file will be repaired.

to power it

This message may appear when the DVD video camera/recorder or disc is moved from a cold place to a warm place.

Condensation has occurred on the camera/recorder lens or HDD/

DVD drive. Do not remove the disc; leave the DVD video camera/ recorder turned off in a place as dry as possible for 1 - 2 hours.

The disc has not been inserted.

Insert it.

The disc is not inserted correctly.

Push the disc against the turntable at the center until a click is heard.

See *3 and *4 on page 145.

Is the disc surface/bottom

Check the surface/bottom reversed?

of disc, and reinsert it correctly.

° All scenes are deleted from the play list.

° Since a play list with no scenes cannot be supported by specifications, a play list from which all registered scenes have been deselected will be deleted.

PlayList over limit.

An attempt was made to create new play list or copy play list, even though limit specified for play lists in the video recording standard had already been stored.

Same scenes on Play

List will be deleted.

Delete scenes?

Scene No.xxx

is too This message will appear during all scene dubbing if the data large.

Please divide this size of the scene to be dubbed is larger than the free space on scene before dubbing, one disc (approx.

1.4 GB, approx.

30 minutes in FINE mode).

Divide the scene, and then dub it.

Scenes over limit.

Cannot add scenes,

° This will appear when scenes are to be deleted.

° When a play list exists on HDD or disc, an attempt to delete scenes in program will display this message.

(This message will not appear if you deselect scenes from play list.)

Scenes

Cannot over limit.

divide scene,

The number of scenes entered in play list has reached the limit that can be entered.

Delete several scenes.

The number of entered scenes has reached the limit that can be entered.

Delete several scenes.

Stop processing

There was no scene which can be deleted.

The • button was pressed to stop processing of multiple scenes.

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.

The scene from which If the power switch is set to "HDD", scenes with different VIDEO

Video mode/Wide mode Modes/16:9 modes cannot be combined.

differs cannot combine.

The temperature of

HDD is outside the operating temperature range. Turn off power,

This message will appear if the temperature of the HDD in this

DVD video camera/recorder is outside the operating temperature range.

Recording on a disc may be possible even if this message is displayed.

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This DVD cannot be used.

Please replace

DVD.

This DVD is finalized.

Finalize is not required.

This DVD is recorded by the PAL system.

Please replace DVD.

UNFORMAT DVD

A disc that cannot has been loaded.

be used on this DVD video

Check the type of disc.

camera/recorder

This message will appear if you press the FINALIZE button with a finalized DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW loaded in this DVD video camera/ recorder.

Finalizing the disc is not necessary.

This DVD 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.

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.

See *2 on this page.

UNFORMAT HDD

Use AC adapter/ charger,

Use AC adapter/ charger,

Turn off power.

Write

Check protected.

card.

The HDD may not be initialized, or it may be destroyed.

No dubbing, HDD deletion, or disc finalization is possible with a battery: Use the AC adapter/charger.

Scene cannot is powered be repaired by a battery.

when the DVD video camera/recorder

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.

A card with the erase prevention switch locked is inserted: Unlock the switch.

Write protected.

Check HDD/DVD.

The HDD or disc is write-protected.

menu to release the protection.

Use the Disc Navigation

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*] recognized immeidiately after it is inserted, do not repair the disc; remove it and then use the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean off the dirt before using it.

i his message ma_, also appear when dirt adheres to disc. If this message appears when a recorded disc is 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 after recording on it, cl_6ose repair.

on from off with a disc loaded

• lfthe repair condensation messageap_earswhen recording and pla_,back are normally possible with aT_other discaTW/no occurs aT_d,the disc is not dirty choose_repair.

*2 i his message may also appear when dirt adheres to disc. In this case, do not initialize the disc: Remove it and

This message ma_, also appear

_ideo camera/recorder when condensation occurs.

In this case, do not initialize the disc; turn the DVD of,, wait until it dries out, and then turn it on again.

• Initialization will delete all data on disc.

*3

This message ma} also a),?pear when dirt adheres to disc. Remove the disc and then use the provided disc i cleaning ck)th to clean offthe dirt before using it.

This message may also appear when condensation occurs.

Wait until the DVD vide() camera/recorder dries out,

*4 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.)

*5

• Do notinsertaDVD-RW(VF-mode)/DVD-Rthat unusable.

hasnotbeen finalized into any DVD recorder: The disc may be

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Troubleshooting

Check to see the following before asking for a repair.

If the suggested

DVD video camera/recorder to normal, do not attempt to repair solution it yourself, still cannot but consult your restore dealer.

the

Power supplies

Battery cannot be charged.

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.

Has the battery been unused for a long time?

Remove the battery, and then reattach it.

• If the battery does not charge after you try the above four procedures, it may be dead: Purchase a new battery.

Battery weakens fast.

Are you using the DVD video camera/recorder temperature is low?

where the

A fully charged battery (DZ-BP14S/DZ-BP07PW/DZ-BP14SW/

DZ-BP7SW) may be discharged sooner than usual at low temperatures.

Keep extra batteries on hand.

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.

The CHARGE indicator on AC adapter/charger is blinking.

Is the ambient temperature too low or too high?

Charge the battery in environment where the temperature is 50 - 86°F

(10 - 30°0).

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.

Powerturns off immediately after being turned on.

Is battery charged?

Charge it.

When power is turned on, the LCD screen will turn on and off.

The ACCESS/PC indicator is blinking, even though nothing is displayed on LCD monitor screen.

Power goes off unexpectedly.

Is Power Save set to "On"?

If the powered DVD video camera/recorder is left for as long as 5 minutes without recording or playback with "Power Save: On" specified, it will automatically turn off to save battery power. To restart recording in this case, set the power switch to "OFF" and then set it to "HDD", "DVD" or "SD". You can also specify "Power

Save: Off" to stop automatic power off.

Is the DVD video camera/recorder set to the sleep/restart status?

If 30 minutes or more has elapsed with the DVD video camera/ recorder in the sleep/restart status, it will automatically turn off.

Set the power switch to "OFF", and then power the DVD video camera/recorder again.

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Power cannot be turned off.

Even if the DVD video camera/recorder indicator to blink.

is off, opening the cover will cause the ACCESS/PC

Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger once, and then press the

RESET button of DVD video camera/recorder: supply to DVD video camera/recorder

Reattach before turning a power it on again.

The DVD video recognize camera/recorder a disc: Closing

DVD video camera/recorder will automatically turn on to the cover off.

will automatically turn the

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During recording

Pressing

No photo can be recorded the REC button will not start recording.

Recording stops immediately.

LCD screen see.

starts but is hard to

Unevenness appears on

LCD monitor screen.

Focus is not correct.

• Is input image copy-guarded?

• Is a finalized disc in the DVD video camera/recorder?

• Is proper type of disc inserted?

• Is power switch set to match the recording medium?

• Is the HDD or disc write-protected?

• Does HDD or disc have remaining recording space?

Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?

Clean the disc.

If there is still no improvement, replace the disc.

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.

Are you attempting to record image from video game or PC?

From some video games or PCs, image cannot be recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder.

• Is proper type of card inserted?

• Is power switch set to "SD"?

• Is the card locked?

• Does the card have remaining free space?

Has brightness of LCD screen been adjusted?

Stop recording and adjust the brightness.

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.

Did you press the LCD monitor or the area around it?

If the LCD monitor is pressed, some unevenness will occur.

Release your hand and leave the LCD monitor for a while:

Normal display will be restored.

Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject?

Focus manually.

Does manual focus icon appear?

The DVD video camera/recorder is set to manual focus.

Focus the subject manually, or release manual focus.

Is the diopter control correctly adjusted if you are using the viewfinder as a monitor?

Adjust the diopter control.

In cases other than the above, set the power switch to "OFF", and then set it to "HDD", "DVD" or "SD" again.

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An error message for repair appears.

Perform repair following the instructions on screen.

Repair is possible when the DVD video camera/recorder by the AC adapter/charger.

is powered

If you are using the HDD and have detected an error in part of video file a battery can also be used for repair (except when the remaining battery level indicator is blinking).

It will take from a few minutes to several hours for repair.

If you wish to start recording immediately, remove the disc, and then insert another disc: The removed disc can later be repaired by connecting the AC adapter/charger.

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Recognition of disc is not complete.

Pressing the playback button will not start playback.

No playback appears

Playback picture is momentarily interrupted.

Poor playback picture.

Playback greatly

No sound.

thumbnails appear.

picture on TV screen.

picture distorted.

Disc Navigation do not is

Is disc dirty?

Use the provided disc cleaning cloth to clean it.

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 recorder.

may be impossible on this DVD video camera/

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, may not be possible on this DVD video camera/recorder.

playback

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)".

Is the DVD video camera/recorder

Check the connections.

connected to TV correctly?

Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?

Clean the disc.

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.

Was recording of external input made with "Frame" specified?

Specify "Field" for _PHOTO Input" in record functions setup.

Is the TV volume control set correctly?

Adjust TV volume control, and be sure to adjust the volume on

TV.

Was the image recorded from AV input/output jack with interference?

Record image with no noise or disturbance.

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Photos on card cannot be played back.

This DVD video camera/recorder can play back image data recorded on SD memory card in other digital cameras conforming to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard.

The range of image data normally playable on this DVD video camera/recorder is that with pixels from 80 horizontal 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.

_PL_SELECT

It will take some time to play back photos on card.

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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 DCR

When playing back a still, "Playback." will appear: Stills with a large number of pixels will take some time to appear.

When the DVD video camera/recorder is connected to PC

No drive icon appears on PC.

Error occurs in playback of DVD video camera/ recorder on PC.

The DVD video camera/recorder

Check the power supply.

is not turned on.

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 error occurs with USB connection, the transfer rate is not sufficient.

It is recommended that you use a USB terminal conforming to USB2.0

when connecting the DVD video camera/ recorder.

Turn the PC and DVD video camera/recorder off, and try again.

Application is not normally run on PC.

Error occurs during writing to disc.

The temperature of DVD video camera/recorder to continuous operation.

Disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder from is too high due

PC once, remove the disc from the DVD video camera/recorder, and then turn it off. After a few moments, connect them again and write to a brand-new disc.

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Transfer stops, of images Connect the DVD video camera/recorder to another USB terminal of PC. If your PC is a desktop type, it is recommended that you use USB terminal on the back of PC. If you are using USB2.0

extended card, it is also recommended that you install the newest version driver provided by each USB2.0

card maker.

Is disc scratched or does dirt or fingerprint adhere to it?

Clean the disc.

DVD drive built into PC cannot be used after the

3rovided software has been installed.

This problem may be solved if you update the DVD editing/ creating software of your PC.

Error appears when starting ImageMixer 3.

Movies are not recognized by application in PC.

Make sure that your

DirectX®9.0c.

PC display

Make sure the power switch set to "HDD" or "DVD".

adapter (video of this DVD video card) conforms camera/recorder

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".

to is

No sound is heard when an MPEG file imported into Macintosh is played back on Quick Time with an MPEG 2 playback component adopted.

Since an MPEG file imported into Macintosh using Pixe VRF

Browser EX uses the audio format of AC3 audio, no audio will be played back even if the Quick Time MPEG-2 playback component is introduced: Only video will be played back.

Use ImageMixer

VCD/DVD2 for playback.

When the time stamp of file in DVD-RAM is viewed on PC, it is different from the actual recording time.

The file system of this DVD video camera/recorder is operated on

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and time lag information has not been set. With Windows ® as of January, 2006, the time stamp of file viewed on Explorer looks different from the actual recording time. The actual recording time will appear for date/time indication on playback screen.

It will take some time to save a video edited on the video editor of

ImageMixer 3.

If you are editing a video file whose contents are different from those of project setting, it may take some time, since the entire video file must be re-encoded.

Reconfirm the project setting.

"Hardware Removal" results in error,

Exit Windows ® once, and then disconnect the DVD video camera/recorder.

If your PC uses Windows ® 2000 Professional, the problem may be solved if you install Windows ® 2000 SP3 or later.

No USB HS (high Make sure that you have already installed the driver provided with speed) connection even the USB2.0

card.

when USB2.0

card is used.

You will need to install in order to operate the driver the USB2.0

provided by USB2.0

card at HS (high card maker speed).

11

124

135

126

119

33

150

Miscellaneous

No DVD video camera/ recorder operation.

Is a fully charged battery attached?

Is the DVD video camera/recorder powered from AC outlet?

28, 29

Power does not come on, or no operation occurs by pressing button.

The date and time are incorrect.

Pressing the SLEEP/

RESTART button will not set to the sleep/ restart standby status.

No scene can be deleted.

Disc cannot be removed.

(Cover will not open.)

DVD video camera/ recorder cannot be operated from remote control.

Execute system reset (press the RESET button).

Has the DVD video camera/recorder

The DVD video dealer.

camera/recorder been subjected to impact?

could be damaged.

Consult your

Has the DVD video camera/recorder period of time?

been left unused

The internal backup memory battery may be discharged:

Charge it.

for a long

• Is the proper disc or card loaded?

• Does the HDD, disc or card have remaining free space?

• Is the DVD video camera/recorder

• Is Disc Navigation screen displayed?

now playing back?

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.

Did you detach the battery or AC adapter/charger the power switch to "OFF"?

Is the battery charged?

before setting

Connect a charged battery or the AC adapter/charger, press the DISC EJECT button to remove the disc.

Did the DVD video camera/recorder remaining level ran out?

and then turn off because the battery

Connect a charged battery or the AC adapter/charger, set the power switch to "OFF", and then press the DISC EJECT button to remove the disc.

Is the power switch set to "HDD" or "SD"?

Set the power switch to "DVD" or "OFF", and then press the DISC

EJECT button.

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.

Is the infrared receiver on DVD video camera/recorder to direct sunlight or strong fluorescent light, etc.?

exposed

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.

Is there battery in the remote control?

Also check the polarities of battery.

The battery could be dead:

Try replacing it.

Is the DVD video camera/recorder

Turn it on.

powered?

153

35

45

79, 85

28,29,33

24

24

23

33

151

Disc cover cannot be closed.

Is disc correctly inserted?

Was disc inserted from wrong direction?

Remove the disc and then reinsert it.

Connect a fully charged battery or AC adapter/charger, turn the DVD video camera/recorder on.

and then

Operating sound is heard cyclically.

Some vibrations are felt or slight sound is heard from mechanism.

This sound is heard because the disc is cyclically operated and does not indicate a fault.

These vibrations or sound are caused by HDD/disc drive: This does not indicate a fault.

• No operation can be performed because the ACCESS/PC or

CARD ACCESS indicator on this DVD video camera/ recorder remains lit or blinking.

• After disc or card is inserted, it takes some time until recording is possible.

In the following cases, it will take more time than usual until operation is possible:

• Immediately after a disc or card is reinserted.

• When a long time has elapsed since the DVD video camera/ recorder was turned off last.

• When the temperature previous recording.

is greatly different from the status of

• When disc with scratches, dirt or fingerprints is inserted.

• When disc is subject to severe vibrations.

• When the battery or DC power cord was disconnected instead of following the correct procedure using power switch to turn the DVD video camera/recorder off.

No image in viewfinder.

• Is LCD monitor open?

No image will appear in viewfinder unless the LCD monitor is

• closed and securely locked to DVD video camera/recorder.

Is the DVD video status?

camera/recorder set to the sleep/restart

Press the SLEEP/RESTART status.

button to release the sleep/restart

No image appears on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.

• Is DVD video camera/recorder connection cable?

connected to PC using PC

Unplug the PC connection cable.

• Does DVD video camera/recorder stop at the end of the scene to which wipe-out was set and played back?

Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.

• Is the DVD video camera/recorder status?

Press the SLEEP/RESTART status.

button set to the sleep/restart to release the sleep/restart

40

28, 30

8,

40

34, 45

45,88,123

152

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/recorde_

1

Set the power switch to "OFF" to turn the

DVD video camera/reorder off.

Detach the battery or AC adapter/charger.

2

Use a fine tipped pen to hold down the reset button for several seconds.

Note:

Do not press the reset button with undue force.

• Before pressing the RESET button, be sure to remove the disc from the DVD video camera/ recorder: Pressing the RESET button with a disc loaded may erase the scenes recorded on the disc.

All settings will be reset.

• List of setting items

Camera

Setup

Functions Program AE

White Bal.

EIS

Dig.Zoom

MIC.Filter

Flash .2

Record Functions Setup VIDEO Mode

Date Setup

LCD/EVF Setup

Quality

16:9

Input Source .2

PHOTO Input .2

Self Timer

OSD Output

HDD protection

Date Set

Date Mode

LCD Brightness

EVF Brightness

Color Level

EVF Display

M/D/Y

_

_

_

Auto

Auto

Auto

On

40x *t

Off

Auto

FINE

FINE

On

CAMERA

Field

Off

On

On

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153

Initial Setup Beep

Power Save

Record LED

Language

Demo Mode

"1 "100x" will appear

*2 Not displayed on DZ-HS300A.

on DZ-HS300A.

• Some items will not appear depending

On

Off

On

English

Auto on the disc or card inserted.

p. 36 p. 36 p. 37 p. 36 p. 37

Major Specifications

CCD

Lens

Focus

Zoom

Required minimum illumination

Viewfinder

LCD monitor

Electronic image stabilizer

Shutter speed

Self-timer recording

External microphone jack

(Not equipped with DZ-HS300A)

Capacity of built-in HDD

154

DZ-HS303A:

DZ-HS300A:

1/3-inch interlaced

1/6-inch interlaced

Total number of pixels

DZ-HS303A approx.

3,310,000

DZ-HS300A approx.

680,000

Number of effective pixels

DZ-HS303A Movie: approx.

2,180,000

Movie: approx.

1,640,000 (in wide mode)

DZ-HS300A

DZ-HS303A:

DZ-HS300A:

Still: approx.

3,050,000

Movie: approx.

340,000

Still: approx.

340,000

F1.8 - 3.0

f = 1/4" - 2-3/8" (6.1 - 61 mm)

Filter diameter: 1-7/16" (37 mm)

Thread pitch: 0.75 mm

F1.8 - 3.2

f = 1/16"-2-3/16" (2.255 mm)

Filter diameter: 1-5/16" (34 mm)

Thread pitch: 0.5 mm

Auto/Manual

Optical 10x (DZ-HS303A),

Optical 25x (DZ-HS300A),

40x - 500x (DZ-HS303A), 100x-1200x zoom added, 40x (DZ-HS303A), 100x

(DZ-HS300A)

(DZ-HS300A) with digital for still

0.3 Ix in Low Light mode

0.2-inch color TFT (equivalent to approx.

200,000 pixels)

2.7-inch color TFT (approx.

120,000 pixels)

Electronic type

1/4 - 1/4000 seconds (movie)

Still recording only e3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (a plug-in power type microphone cannot be used)

Approx.

8 GB

Recording

Maximum recordable time

Maximum number of recordable stills

Recording format

Audio

Jacks

Battery

Power mode playback

Recordable

Recordable discs card system consumption

Dimensions

(WxHxD)

Operating

HDD

DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/

DVD-R/+RW

(per side)

SD memory card

(when using 32 MB card)

DVD-RAM/DVD-RW

(VR-mode)

DVD-RW

DVD-R

+RW

Card format temperature

(VF-mode)/

(humidity)

Storage temperatu re

Allowable operating altitude (when using HDD)

Weight

Movie (with sound)

Still (with SD memory card)

Approx.

110 minutes (XTRA)

Approx.

180 minutes (FINE)

Approx.

360 minutes (STD)

Approx.

18 minutes (XTRA)

Approx.

30 minutes (FINE)

Approx.

60 minutes (STD)

DZ-HS303A

DZ-HS300A approx.

approx.

18 (in FINE mode)

180 (in FINE mode)

External input

(DZ-HS303A) approx.

180 (in FINE mode)

Varies depending on the recording quality and the type of card

(p. 157).

Movie:

Conforming to DVD video recording (DVD-VR) format

(Dolby Digital)

Movie:

Conforming to DVD video format (Dolby Digital)

Movie: DVD+RW video format (Dolby Digital)

Still:

Conforming to JPEG (DZ-HS303A: 2,016xl ,512 pixels, DZ-HS300A:

640x480 pixels, External input (DZ-HS303A): 640 x 480 pixels) standard

MPEG Audio layer 2, linear PCM, Dolby Digital

8 cm DVD-RAM (conforming to DVD-RAM Ver. 2+1)

8 cm DVD-RW (conforming to DVD-RW Ver+ 1.1, 2x speed [2x/lx])

8 cm DVD-R (conforming to DVD-R for General Ver. 2+0)

8 cm +RW (conforming to +RW Ver+ 1.2)

Only discs not packed in Round DVD Holder or cartridge.

SD memory card

Video/audio input/output x 1 (DZ-HS303A), Video/audio output x 1

(DZ-HS303A),

External microphone input xl (not equipped with DZ-HS300A),

PC connection terminal (connected to PC USB port) xl

Lithium-ion

When recording with LCD monitor off (DVD-RAM used)

DZ-HS303A

DZ-HS300A approx.

approx.

5.1W

3.2W

(in FINE

(in FINE mode) mode)

DZ-HS303A:

DZ-HS300A: approx.

2-5/8" x 3-5/8" x 5-3/8" (66 x 92 x 136 mm)

(excluding hand strap) approx. 2-3/8" x 3-9/16" x 5-5/16" (61 x 90 x 135 mm)

(excluding hand strap)

32104°F (040°C) (less than 80%)

32 - 86°F (0 - 30°C) when connected to PC

-4 - 140°F

3000

DZ-HS303A

DZ-HS300A

(-20 -60°C) m or less approx.

approx.

485 g (without

435 g (without battery battery or disc) or disc)

155

Total weight when recording

Provided accessories

DZ-HS303A

DZ-HS300A approx.

approx.

560 g

490 g

AC adapter/charger,

Battery,

AV/S input/output cable (DZ-HS300A is provided with AV/S output cable),

Infrared remote control (not provided with DZ-HS300A), Lithium battery for remote control (not provided with DZ-HS300A),

Lens cap, Lens cap string, Shoulder strap, Power cable,

DC power cord, Software CD-ROM, PC connection cable,

Disc cleaning cloth

STORAGE CAPACITY OF HDD/DVD/CARD

Recordable Time On HDD

ua. y

XTRA Approx.

110 min *r

FINE Approx.

180 min *2

STD Approx.

360 min "3

Best quality

High quality

Standard quality

Recordable Time On Disc

Movie recordable time on one disc" (on single side) (when recording only movies)

XTRA

FINE

STD

Approx. 18 min *r

Approx. 30 min *2

Approx. 60 min "3

Best quality

High quality

Standard quality

* 1: Variable bit recording

(recording of more than 110 minutes on HDD or more than 18 minutes on disc may be possible because the transfer rate varies automatically between approx. 3 - 10 Mbps)

*2: Fixed bit rate: Approx. 6 Mbps

*3: Fixed bit rate: Approx. 3 Mbps

Note:

• If you record in XTRA mode at high temperatures, the DVD video camera/recorder will heat up and the maximum transfer rate will be limited to approx. 6 Mbps, so the best quality will not be obtainable.

Maximum Number of Scenes that an Be Recorded/Dubbed on One Disc

!!!#!!i!

!!)!!if!Dr

DVD-RAM/DVD-RW

,!!!

999

....

DVD-R

+RW

930

254

Maximum Number of Programmes that Can Be Recorded/Dubbed on One Disc

t 4999

156

RECORDABLE

STILLS (PHOTOS) ON CARD

For DZ-HS303A

FINE

NORM

ECO

Approx. 18

Approx. 24

Approx. 37

For DZ-HS300A

Approx. 38

Approx. 50

Approx. 75

Approx. 75

Approx. 100

Approx. 150

Approx. 150

Approx. 200

Approx. 300

Approx. 300

Approx. 400

Approx. 600

Approx. 500

Approx. 800

Approx. 1,200

c. .y

....

FINE

NORM

ECO

Approx. 180

Approx. 240

Approx. 370

Approx. 380

Approx. 500

Approx. 750

With external input (DZ-HS303A)

Approx. 750 Approx. 1,500 Approx. 3,000 Approx. 6,000

Approx. 1,000 Approx. 2,000 Approx. 4,000 Approx. 8,000

Approx. 1,500 Approx. 3,000 Approx. 6,000 Approx. 12,000

FINE

NORM

ECO

The numbers

Approx. 180

Approx. 240

Approx. 370 of recordable

Approx. 380

Approx. 500

Approx. 750 stills above

Approx. 750 Approx. 1,500 Approx. 3,000 Approx. 6,000

Approx. 1,000 Approx. 2,000 Approx. 4,000 Approx. 8,000

Approx. 1,500 Approx. 3,000 Approx. 6,000 Approx. 12,000 are only for reference)

Size And Quality Of Photos

The following table shows the file size and quality of one still (JPEG) recorded on card:

_lty .......................................................

FINE

NORM

ECO

Approx. 1,600 KB

Approx. 1,200 KB

Approx. 800 KB

Approx.

160 KB

Approx, 120 KB

Approx. 80 KB

The quality mode can be chosen when recording

Note;

• No still can be recorded on HDD/DVD,

Approx, 160 KB

Approx, 120 KB

Approx. 80 KB

When image quality is prioritized

Standard quality

When number of stills is prioritized

(quality will be slightly inferior) stills on card (p. 67).

157

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Products:

Models:

Trade Name:

DVD VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER

DZ-HS303A/DZ-HS300A

HITACHI

This device complies with part 15 of FCC Rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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Index

Numerics

16:9 ................................................................

8 cm bare disc ..................................................

65

26

A

AC adapter/charger ...........................................

ACCESS/PC indicator .......................................

Add (edit) .......................................................

All programs .....................................................

Auto (program AE) ............................................

Autofocus ........................................................

AV input/output jack .........................................

B

Backlight correction ...........................................

Battery

Attaching to DVD video camera/recorder

Charging ..................................................

Recordable time on DVD video camera/ recorder ................................................

Removing from DVD video camera/ recorder ................................................

Setting Up ................................................

BATTERY EJECT button ....................................

Black & White fade ............................................

Brightness .......................................................

57

...... 30

29

31

30

29

30

88

38

C

Camera Functions Setup ...................................

Capacity ........................................................

Card

Available ..................................................

Capacity

Format

........................................

...................................................

52

106

27

106, 157

105

Handling ..................................................

Quality .....................................................

Category .......................................................

CHARGE indicator ............................................

27

67

110

29

Cleaning ..........................................................

Color Level ......................................................

Connecting to TV ............................................

Copy ...............................................................

Create .............................................................

10

39

112

91

98

28

43

101

95

60

55

112

D

Date and time ...................................................

Date setup .......................................................

Defaults ...........................................................

Delete (edit) ...................................................

Delete (play list) ..............................................

Delete (scene) ..........................................

Detail (scene) ...................................................

Dig. Zoom ........................................................

Diopter control ..................................................

Disc

Available ..................................................

Finalize ..................................................

Format ...................................................

Handling ..................................................

Protection ..............................................

35

35

37

102

104

85, 101

94

53

34

26

108

105

10

106

Update Control Info ..................................

DISC EJECT button ..........................................

Display

Information

Scenes information

Viewfinder

LCD ........................................

....................................

................................................

Divide ..............................................................

107

40

Dubbing

Dubbing from HDD to disc ..........................

83

Dubbing from/to other video devices ..........

115

DUBBING button ..............................................

DVD player .....................................................

DVD-R .............................................................

83

114

26

DVD-RAM ........................................................

DVD recorder .................................................

DVD-RW ..........................................................

26

114

26

46

94

34

86

E

Edit (play List) ................................................

EIS .................................................................

EXPOSURE button ...........................................

Exposure control ...............................................

External microphone jack ...................................

F

Fade ...............................................................

FIELD (PHOTO Input) ........................................

FINALIZE button .............................................

Finalize DVD ..................................................

FINE (VIDEO Mode) ..........................................

FOCUS button ..................................................

Format ..........................................................

FRAME (PHOTO Input) ......................................

Frame advance/Frame back ...............................

Full Auto ..........................................................

FULL AUTO button ............................................

Full Menu .........................................................

100

63

57

57

70

88

68

108

108

64

55

105

68

75

58

58

51

G

Go To (during playback) .....................................

Go To (on Disc Navigation) ...............................

H

Handstrap .......................................................

HDD

Format ...................................................

Protection ..............................................

Howling .........................................................

I

Information display mode ...................................

Infrared receiver ................................................

Initial Setup ......................................................

Input Source ....................................................

L

Language ........................................................

Laser pickup block ............................................

Lens cap ..........................................................

Lens cap string attachment hole ..........................

77

105

36

40

23

23

159

22

105

106

112

46

24

36

67

Linear PCM ....................................................

Lock ................................................................

LOCK switch .....................................................

Low Light (Program AE) .....................................

Manual Focus ...................................................

MENU button ....................................................

MIC.Filter

.........................................................

Move .............................................................

55

51

63

103

O

Optical 10x zoom lens ........................................

Optical 25x zoom lens ........................................

OSD Output ......................................................

53

53

69

P

PHOTO capture ................................................

PHOTO Input ....................................................

PHOTO/SELECT button ...............................

Play (play list) ...................................................

Play (program) ..................................................

Play list ............................................................

Add scenes .............................................

Add scenes (submenu) .............................

Create ......................................................

Delete ....................................................

Delete scenes .........................................

Delete scenes (submenu) .........................

Move ......................................................

Play .........................................................

Select ......................................................

Select scenes (submenu) ..........................

Title .......................................................

Portrait (Program AE) .........................................

Power Save ......................................................

Power switch .....................................................

Program ...........................................................

Play .........................................................

Select ......................................................

Title .........................................................

Program AE ......................................................

Protect ...........................................................

75

68

44, 79

99

96

98

100

101

98

104

101

102

103

99

99

102

104

60

36

33

95

96

95

96

60

106

Q

Quality (Card) ...................................................

Quick Menu ......................................................

QUICK MENU button .........................................

67

51

51

R

Record button ...................................................

Recording indicator ............................................

Remote control .................................................

Repeat Play ....................................................

Reset settings ....................................................

system ...................................................

RESET button .................................................

+RW ................................................................

S

Sand & Snow(Program AE) ................................

Scene

Combine ...................................................

60

87

43

37

23

110

37

153

153

26

160

155

92

43

61

Delete ......................................................

Detail .......................................................

Divide ......................................................

Fade ........................................................

Move ................................................

Select ......................................................

Skip .........................................................

Searching for image ...........................................

Select (play list) .................................................

Select (program) ................................................

Select (Scene) ..................................................

Self Timer .........................................................

Shoulder Strap ..................................................

Skip (Scene) .....................................................

Skip playback ....................................................

Slide Show .....................................................

Sports (Program AE) ..........................................

Spotlight (Program AE) .......................................

STD (VIDEO Mode) ...........................................

Submenu .........................................................

85

94

86

88

87, 103

93

22

89

76

111

89

75

99

95

79

68

60

60

64

86

T

Tele-conversion lens ..........................................

Thumbnail ........................................................

Title (play list) ..................................................

Title (program) ..................................................

TV type ..........................................................

U

Update Control Info ..........................................

107

V

Video flash .......................................................

VIDEO Mode ....................................................

FINE ........................................................

STD .........................................................

XTRA .......................................................

Video selector ...........................................

W

White Bal ..........................................................

White fade ........................................................

Wide conversion lens .........................................

Wipe fade .........................................................

59

64

64

64

64

66, 116

61

88

54

88

54

72

104

96

111

X

XTRA (VIDEO Mode) .........................................

Z

Zoom lever .......................................................

64

53

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[f you do not accept the terms of this Agreement, immediately return the unopened package of storage medium and enclosed materials (printed matter, external package, and all others) to your dealer, or return only the package of storage medium to your dealer.

Consult your dealer for any refund on the unused product.

However, if only the package of storage medium is returned, no refund is possible.

This License Agreement certifies that you were granted license in the past.

License Agreement

Grant of License

• Hitachi, Ltd. nonexdusively grants you the right to install this program in one computer and use it, but this right cannot be transferred to a third party.

• You can duplicate on_ copy of this program in a form readable on computer, but only for the purpose of backup, and under the condition that the display concerning the copyright remains in the original status.

Prohibition

• This program may not be used on network.

[f you wish to use it for multiple computers obtain the right of use for each computer from Pixela Corporation.

on network, you must

• You may not let any third party use this program by granting reuse, transfer, lease, lending, etc.

• You may not modify, alter, decompile or deassemble all, or any part, of this program or its accessories.

And you may not allow any third party do so.

Termination of Agreement

[f you d uplicate this program and its accessories without permission, or fail to comply with the above granting conditions, this agreement will automatically be terminated.

In addition, Pixela Corporation may take legal action.

When the agreement is terminated, you will be obliged to discard this program, its accessories and all duplicates, or return them to Pixe]a Corporation.

Guarantee

and

Immunity

This program and its accessories shall not, explicitly or implMtl}; conform to the merchantability for your specific purpose of tlse. Pixela Corporation does not guarantee that the functions or compatibi]iI}, of this program will meet your needs or this program will be free from interruption

Under no circumstances will Pixela Corporation accept or error during any responsibility its operation.

for any direct or indirect losses or damages you may incur from using this program or activities relating to its use, or for any conflict occurring between you and a third party originating from, or re]ovant to, use of this program.

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Warranty Limitations

The Limited Warranty provided by Hitachi does not cover:

A. Cabinet (exterior finish items), Battery packs, Accessories, Lens Cleanings, Head

Cleanings, DVD Disc Damage, Video Tape

Damage, or Software Modifications.

B. Any defect, malfunction, or failure caused by or resulting from improper service, maintenance, repair, use of DVD Cleaning

Disks, use of Video Cleaning Cassettes, software, or from abuse, neglect, accident or any other cause beyond the control of

Hitachi.

C. Unpacking, set-up or installation, adjustment of customer operated controls, user instruction.

D. Any product with Serial Numbers altered or removed.

E. New products purchased or service performed outside of the continental United

States or its possessions.

F. Product used for a commercial or purpose.

NO PERSON, AGENT,

FACILITY, OR COMPANY

MODIFY,

IS

important Notice:

Retain your sales receipt for warranty purposes.

Please complete the section below for your records as it may be needed in the event of loss.

Attach your sales receipt to this card.

DVD, VCR, Camcorder Products,

AC Adapter Charger

Limited Warrat_ty Registration

(for your records)

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IMPLIED WARRANTIES

PRODUCT,

MERCHANTABILITY OR

PURPOSE, ARE

YEAR FOR PARTS

RELATING TO

_E APPLICABLE

NOT BE L &_L_ TO _I_E PURCHASER

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DAMAGES

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OR CONSEQUENTIAL

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OTHER

RESULTING

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ON HOW

SOME STATES

LONG AN IMPLIED

DO NOT ALLOW

WARRANTY

LASTS,

_ THE EXCLUSION

D_MAGES,

OF INCIDENTAL

SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION

OR CONSEQUENTIAL

MAY NOT APPLY TO

YOU.

THiS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS

AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY

FROM STATE TO STATE.

Date of Purchase

Dealer Name

Dealer Address

City State Zip

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DVD Products

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CHARGER

LIMITED WARRANTY

HitacM America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division

("Hitachi,") warrants this component in duration as stated below:

90 DAYS LABOR (Carry-in)

1 YEAR PARTS (Except Battery)

For information concerning repairs, operation, technical assistance or for referral to the location of your nearest Authorized Service Facility or Parts

Conditions

of

Hitachi Limited

Warranty

These Hitachi Products are warranted of defects in parts and workmanshi_ purchase by the original owner.

If thi found to be defective, replace defective parts at original owner. Parts used warranted for the

Warranty period, i original purchase, provide repair or replaceme defective charge, subject to the followin ent are

1. Owner must of the date of

Limited Warranty

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OR MAiL iN TO ADDRESS ON THIS CARD,

HITACHI

"In order to allow Hitachi to better serve customer needs, please complete this card and return it to Hitachi America, Ltd., Home

Electronics Division.

Completion of this card is not required in order to validate your Hitachi limited warranty, but would assist us in developing better services and programs for our customers."

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HITACHI WARRANTY POLICY

1!1IACI{[ VID[!O PRODUCTS are guaranleed Io be l?ee from defects ill workmanship and matmia] If any failure resulting from either workmanship or material defect shouM occur under normal and proper usage within the perked stated hereunder from the original provable date (if purchase, such lailure should be repaired

Canada¸ al no co_l Io the buyer, provided the delective producl is brought to a 1]tTACHI AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER in

IMPORTANT: KEEP THIS WARRANTY CARD AND ATrACII IT TO YOUR BILL OF SALE FOR FI/TURE USE

WARRAN'] Y PERIOD - t YEAR PARFS AND I.AB_R

showing date of purchase by the original d_stome# 8 :Products used for rental

2 Damages caused by incorrect us_ carelessness, unauthorized alterations imprope_gt6rage or unauthorized epa r or servce

3 Damage caused by fire, fl_d, lig_ni g, acts of @#d, or

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improper hd_Jing by c_ ier or

Product, s[ parts thereof which have ha_ _6_ial numbers removes ,_i{_eci 8r defaced .......

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IMR_RTANTi_his company,,is aut_r}_ed of all other warranties,

12 Batte_i pa {_,,SU h as cabinet and ke£bs.

or agreements to change, modify, or extend)N

11 The replacemdnt of vid_ c_mera pic_ pdi_meot ii the pick up element has b_r} over-exposed to an iN_e source of light

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HITACHI CANADA LTD

1 Produ ts regus pour r6parat on sans pl_sve va _an a garantie,

2 Dommages resultant de n6gli_ reparation sans autofisation

_ _vais entrSposage usage, inad6quat et de toute reparation effectuee par des _ntres de service non autoris6s par Hitachi.

3 Dommages ou pertes echappant & tout contr61e de la part de

Hitachi tel que; feu, inondation, foudre, etc.

4 Produits achetes et/ou utilis6s & rexterieur du Canada.

5 Dommages encourus suite & une mauvalse manipulation du transporteur ou de la poste.

6 Produits dont le num6ro de sede a 6re enleve, retouche ou effac& iMPORTANT:

7 Produits utJlls6s A des fins commerciales ou institutionnelles.

8 Produits utilis6s pour Is location•

9 _nstallation originale (reglage initial), reglage exteme et tout entretien r6gulier tel que le nettoyage des tCtes vid6o et de

I'objectif ou toute modification ou tout dommage au Iogiciel.

10 Produks vendus au Canada par toute autre organisation qui n'est pas dQment autods6e par Hitachi Canada Ltd.

11 Le remplacement du tube de prise de vues sice dernler a 6t_ surexpos6 A une source de lumiere intense.

t2 Batteries, ecouteurs, antennes, accessoires et toutes les parties extemes telles que boutons et cabinet.

Cette garantie ne peut 6tre modifiee par aucune marchand ou compagnie n'est autoris6 autre

& la changer, garantie la modifier

ou entente,

ecrite ou verbale.

ou & en 61argir les clauses

Aucune d'aucune personne, mani_re.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This warranty will _to product purchased outside of

Canada OR sold by any organization other than HITACHI CANADA LTD

AViS iMPORTANT: Notre garantie ne couvre pas les produits achetes & I'exterieur du

Canada OU vendus par toute organisation autre que HITACHI CANADA LTD

iMPORTANT

REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT ON-LINE AT:

WWW.HITACHI.CA

iMPORTANT

ENREGISTREZ VOTRE PRODUIT EN-LIGNE A:

WWW. HITACHI.CA

HITACHI

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"In order to allow Hitachi to better serve our customers' complete this card and return it to Hitachi Canada needs, please

Ltd. Completion of this card is not required in order to validate would assist us in developing better your Hitachi services limited warranty, and programs ior our but

customers."

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Alia de permettre n_cessaire

& Hitachi de remplir cette de mieux repondre carte pour valider aux besoins vorte garantie de la client Pie, limit6e Hitachi; toutefois, elle nous aide & am6liorer los services nos clients._ (En caract_res d'impdmede S.V.R) et programmes otterts

ModelNo 'N de modele Serial No / N de s6rie

Customer'sfirst andlast name, Pr6nomet nomdu c_ient

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Custc_leCsaddress - POBox No / Adresseou easierpostaldu client

City / Ville Pro_lnce Posta_Code / Code pcstaJ

Telepho_leNo' N_ de telephone

Dealersname / Noradu marchand

City / Ville Pro_lnce

Dea]ecsaddress Adfesse du marchand

Posta_Code / Code pcstaJ

What ale the two most impo_tafltfaoto_sthat influencedyour purchasedecision?

Quels sont les deuxfaeteursles plus impo_iantsqui ont influencevotre decisiond aehat?

Howdid you hear aboutthis Hitachi VIDEO PRODUCT?

Comme_ffavous-vouspds conflaJssancedes PRODUITSVIDEO de Hitachi?

What otherWDEOPRODUCTSbrandsdid you considerbeforeselectingHitachi?

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DVDCAM PC Software Support

Center

URL http://dvdcam-pc,support.hitachi.ca/

Support Center phone numbers for software provided:

Nt_meros de tel_fono del Centro de soporte para el software suministrado:

Num_ros de t_14phone de I'Assistance Clientele

pour le Iogiciel fourni

:

PIXELA CORPORATION

+1-800-458-4029 (Toll-free)

+1-213-341-0163

URL:http://www,pixela.

co,jp/oem/hitaohi/e/index.html

HITACHI AMERICA, LTD.

HOME ELECTRONICS DIVISION

900 Hitachi Way

Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556

Service Hotline: 1-800-HITACHI

(1-800-448-2244)

HITACHI

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Hitachi, Ltd. Japan

HITACHI CANADA LTD.

DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION

1-2495 Meadowpine Blvd.

Mississauga, Ontario LSN 6C3

CANADA

Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI

(1-800-448-2244) http: //www.hitachi.ca

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