The Optura 20 has a number of additional features for ease of use and creative control.
My Camera Function
You give your videos your own personal touch. Why not personalize your camcorder, too? With My Camera Function, choose your favorite start-up image from your own digital photos or from the selection that comes with your camcorder's software CD. You can even customize your camcorder's operation sounds.
This feature allows you to search for images recorded in Photo Mode. Search forwards or backwards through the images one at a time, or +/-10 from the current position.
The Optura 20 records a time code signal along with the video signal. This time code accurately identifies every point on the DV tape by hour, minute, second and frame. This is valuable when editing on a personal computer or professional video editing system.
The DV standard calls for the automatic recording of date and time, shutter speed, exposure settings and other key camera data on the tape as you shoot. The Optura 20 does not permanently superimpose this data over your video. Instead, the data remains hidden until you select it for display during playback or editing. You can turn the display on or off at will and you can decide which data you want to display.
The full-function wireless remote control of the Optura 20 will work at distances up to 16 feet (4.9m). The remote can start and stop recordings, zoom the lens, handle all playback (VCR) functions, handle audio and video dubbing functions, and more.