20 Most Recent Hitachi DZ-MV550E DVD Camcorder Questions & Answers

First of all make sure the dvd in in the right way...the side that does not have writting ( ie: the discs i have have a purple side, that is the side that gets burned) that faces to the inside of the camera.

If first one doesnt work then you need to change the file format from mpeg to dvd - download AVSvideo convertor and this will change your camcorder film to a format that will burn onto a dvd disc.

Hope this will solve your problem.

Thanks and have a nice day.

Hitachi... | Answered on Jul 04, 2011

Built in microphones for camcorders are notoriously bad at capturing sound well. There are 3 main things you can do to improve the volume levels:

  • "Zoom" by moving closer to your subject when possible. The closer you are the better the volume will be.
  • If you can control the environment you are recording in, try to minimize the background noise.
  • Most camcorders have a microphone / audio in feed. If so, using a plug in microphone should also improve quality (assuming you get a decent microphone).
It would probably be worth your time to check the camera's menu to make sure there isn't a microphone boost option. They generally increase the background noise a lot too, but if its there it should help.

Hitachi... | Answered on May 20, 2011

Here's a USB driver for your model. Will that do the trick?

Includes an "Installation Guide" as well. Good luck :)

Hitachi... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011

The manual says this camera's USB connection is only compatible with Windows 98. It may be that Windows 7 already has the drivers necessary. Otherwise it is probably going to be easier to copy videos to the PC by simply taking the disks out of the camera and putting them into the computer's DVD drive, or taking out the memory card and putting it into a card reader on the computer.

If it is the Hitachi editing and playback software that you want to install, then there are alternative programs that will do the same job that can be downloaded for free from the internet. Try download.com.

Hitachi... | Answered on Oct 18, 2010

Hi,<br /> <br /> You can download the complete instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this <b><a href="http://www.hitachiserviceeu.com/scripts/userguide.php/DZ-MV550E_EN.pdf">link</a>.</b><br /> <br /> The detailed steps with images for finalizing the disc is given on page 135 of this manual.<br /> <br /> You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view the manual. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from: <a href="http://get.adobe.com/reader/">http://get.adobe.com/reader/</a><br /> <br /> <font color="#006600">Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using <b>FixYa.</b></font>

Hitachi... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

To download English user manual copy of Hitachi DZ-MV550E , please click HERE and check at bottom of web page "Download Hitachi DZ-MV550E User manual"
If you feel any problem to download copy, either let me know your email address to send you manual file as attachment or write an email to [email protected] to send you manual file.
Hope this info will help you.

Hitachi... | Answered on Apr 12, 2010

Good day,

I like to know how to connect my canon camcorder UC-V100 being analoge to my computor

Hitachi... | Answered on Jun 04, 2009

Buy a 2 hour battery and you can finalize it with it fully charged.


Hitachi... | Answered on May 01, 2009

The DVD which you have formatted might have got corrupted. In most of the cases, some camcorders or other devices will not accept the formatted DVD's. Try using a new DVD CD.

Hitachi... | Answered on Feb 08, 2009

If you're on a Windows machine start here.

I need Mac drivers. anybody know where I might find them?

Hitachi... | Answered on Dec 13, 2008

must finalize dvd in camcorder or they won't play outside cam

Hitachi... | Answered on Nov 26, 2008

here you can find some camcorders of HITACHI in this site.
you can download drivers too and find some solutions on it.

Thank you for using FixYa as a Technical support solution


Hitachi... | Answered on Nov 02, 2008

the best discs to get are dvd ram discs as they can be edited in the camera ..hope this helps you my friend.......

Hitachi... | Answered on Oct 11, 2008


Hitachi... | Answered on Sep 14, 2008

ihavedzmv550e becuse imissed my software cd

Hitachi... | Answered on Aug 09, 2008

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