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What are the approximate recording times of the filming

What are the approximate recording times of the Extra Fine, Fine and Standard filming modes?

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Re: What are the approximate recording times of the...

Extra Fine (available on DVD-RAM discs) -- 20-60 minutes/side Fine (available on DVD-R and DVD-RAM discs) -- 30 minutes/side Standard (available on DVD-R and DVD-RAM discs) -- 60 minutes/side

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Everything records fine then suddenly ,the disc wipes clean after ,do u want to finalise comes up even though i put no! as this can happen after only 2minutes or 5 or 10 and recording is nowhere near...


Dear Sir,
I am very sorry to hear of this, but it does seem to be a major problem with 1000's of other disk cameras that seem to think people do not want to keep what they record on those type cameras.
Please go into seeting meno, look at the setting for Film Time lenght, do not choose close disk, then it wont try to close any more disks till you tell it to do so.
Good luck in future filming.

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Hi there, Im having problems with my camcorder model GZ-MG20EK I can record sound, but not picture on both film and Camera modes. The monitor works fine and I can access menus......please help !


If you have background doing these things, go open your camera up-to where you can move the OP block out(LENS ASSY), remove the iris unit from the assy and then take out the curtain(shutter) and clean with video clean or any alcohol base cleaner. Take extra care with flexible wires. Let it dry and then re-assemble and your done. Good Luck

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What are the differences in the record modes? (HQ, SP, & LP)


The amount of recording time on a disc depends on the recording mode selected. The approximate recording time for each of these modes is listed below:

  • HQ (High Quality): Recordable time is up to 20 minutes.
  • SP (Standard Play): Recordable time is up to 30 minutes.
  • LP (Long Play): Recordable time is up to 60 minutes.


  • NOTE: If you record in LP mode, the quality of the scenes may be degraded, or scenes with quick movement may appear with a block noise when you play back the disc.

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    Playback won't work


    needs to be cleaned and possibly tension adjustments. most cases this will fit it but the video heads could need replacing.

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    How long can I record using a DVD-RAM disc?


    • Extra Fine mode (3-9Mbps record speed): Approx. 20 min. minimum per side. • Fine mode (6Mbps record speed): Approx. 30 min. per side (1 hour total). • Standard mode (3Mbps record speed): Approx. 1 hr. per side (2 hours total).

    Sep 05, 2005 | Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Camcorder

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    How long does it take to finalize? Can I finalize on other recorders?


    The finalizing time depends on the remaining time on the DVD-R disc; Approximately 8 minutes to finalize with 20 minutes recording time on disc Approximately 3 minutes to finalize with 10 minutes recording time on disc Approximately 2 minutes to finalize with no recording time on disc. DVD-R discs recorded on the DVD-Camcorder cannot be finalized on other DVD-R Recorders or PCs.

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    What is Variable Bit Rate recording?


    Variable Bit Rate recording is activated in the Extra Fine filming mode and solely with the use of DVD-RAM discs. In this mode, the incoming video data is analyzed and the bit rate is dynamically adjusted to optimize the compression of any given sequence. The benefits are higher quality videos and reduced file sizes, which results in efficient use of the amount of available disc space.

    Sep 05, 2005 | Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Camcorder

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    When should I use a DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW?


    Write Once – After finalizing, a DVD-R disc can be played back in approx. 95% of home DVD players and PC DVD drives Capacity – 30-60 minutes (depending on the selected filming mode) of high quality motion video can be stored on a single of a disc. Re-writeable – DVD-RAM allows for recording and re-recording of movies and still photos up to 100,000 times per disc. DVD-RAM is like a removable hard drive. Compatibility for video playback of DVD-RAM in standard home DVD players is fairly low. DVD-RW cannot store true .jpeg digital still photo’s like DVD-RAM, however it is re-writable and has 80% compatibility with home DVD players.

    Sep 05, 2005 | Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Camcorder

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