The Hitachi DZ-MV580A record high-quality digital video and still images onto removable 8cm DVD-RAM and DVD-R discs, the images can be played back thousands of times with virtually no degradation of picture quality. A Mega Pixel CCD and MPEG2 (704 x 480) video renders high resolution recordings. Capture up to 60 minutes in fine mode on to a single DVD-RAM disk and 1,760 JPEG (1280 x 960) resolution images on a 512MB SD card.
With this camcorder, you can enjoy all the benefits of the DVD format - including disc navigation and editing made simple. Access favorite recorded scenes instantly without searching, fast-forwarding or rewinding. Initial images of video scenes are indexed and displayed as thumbnails, making it fast and easy to search and preview material. When beginning a new recording, the camcorder automatically finds blank space on the disc - no worry of accidentally recording over previously recorded scenes. Editing features (DVD-RAM) include, delete, move, skip, combine, rearrange, fade and wipe effect.
DVD-R or DVD-RAM Recording
Allows you to record home movies directly to DVD and play back on your home DVD player(DVD-R). Because DVD provides random, direct access to data, there's no rewinding, no fast-forwarding to get anything you've recorded. The two disc formats also provide exciting options and complete flexibility in how you record and play back your clips.
High Quality Video
The camcorder utilizes the high quality and high efficiency of MPEG2 video compression technology. Consumers can select between extended recording time or increased recording quality.
DVD-RAM discs record per side
18 minutes of XTRA fine quality DVD video
30 minutes of FINE quality DVD video
one hour of standard DVD video quality.
DVD-R discs record
30 minutes of high quality DVD video
60 minutes of standard mode can be played back on most standard consumer DVD players.
Mega Pixel CCD
The Mega Pixel Charged Coupled Device provides stunning detail and clarity.
High Quality Audio
Records Dolby Digital audio using a high quality stereo microphone. A mic filter is built in to reduce wind noise, making object sound easy to hear.
Immediate Access to Record and Playback
With the DVD-RAM disc. This is in contrast to videotape that must be fast forwarded and rewound.
View Recorded Images On Your Computer Monitor
Simply by loading a disc into a PC equipped with DVD-RAM drive and software compatible with 8cm DVD-RAM.
Playback and Editing with Disc Navigation
Allows you to easily attach a title or wipe/fade to the recorded movie or still. You can arrange the playback order and edit multiple images to play them back continuously. Create an entire movie on the camcorder alone, without inputting video to a PC for editing.
Expands video possibilities with a built-in slot for a SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card or a MultiMediaCard, in addition to the DVD disc. Easily captures still images and transfers them to your PC directly from the camcorder, using the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port.