Mitsubishi HS-7168EM Instruction manual

TIME LAPSE VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
INSTALLATION AND
OPERATION MANUAL
MODEL
HS-7168E(B)
HS-7168EM(B)
HS-7168E(A)
POWER
REC
EJECT
STOP
VIDEO
COLOR
B/W
PICTURE
DISPLAY
SOFT
SHARP
POSITION/
TRACKING VERTICAL
ADJUST
COUNTER
RESET
COUNTER MEMORY/
SKIP/INDEX
REC/PLAY
MODE
TIMER REC
PLAY
PAUSE/
SHUTTLE HOLD
ONLY VIDEO CASSETTE TAPES WITH THE V MARK MAY BE USED WITH THIS MODEL.
THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL IS IMPORTANT TO YOU.
PLEASE READ IT BEFORE USING YOUR VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER.
JOG/ADJUST
SHUTTLE
CLEAR/
ENTER/
REW
FF
CAUTION AND CARE
CONDENSATION IS THE ENEMY OF VIDEO RECORDERS
2 WHAT IS CONDENSATION?
1. When a very cold drink is poured into a glass, the water droplets which form on the outer surface of the glass are an example of
condensation.
2. If the VCR is exposed to a rapid increase in temperature (such as warming a cold room or after transporting it from a cold location
to a warm one) condensation may form on the tape transport mechanism inside the VCR. To prevent damage to the VCR or tapes,
plug the VCR into the mains outlet and turn the power on for about 2 hours. Do not use the VCR for playback or record during this
time.
2 CONDENSATION IS LIKELY TO OCCUR WHEN:
1. The VCR is moved inside from outdoors, or from a cold room to a warm one.
2. A cold room is heated quickly.
3. Humidity is high.
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• Avoid using the VCR where cold air (e.g., from an air conditioner) will blow directly on it.
• Never place anything containing water on top of the VCR, e.g., vases, cups, etc.
HEAVY OBJECTS SHOULD NEVER BE PLACED ON THE VCR (E.G., TV)
UNPLUGGING THE MAINS LEAD
Whenever unplugging the mains leads, be sure to switch off the
mains outlet first. Then unplug the lead by gripping the plug (not
the lead) and carefully remove the plug from the mains outlet.
CABINET CARE
Never use petroleum-based cleaners. Clean with a soft cloth
moistened with soap and water and wipe dry. PVC cables or
leads should not be left in contact with the cabinet surface for
long periods.
NEVER TOUCH OR INSERT ANY OBJECT INSIDE THE VCR
Touching the inside of the cabinet or inserting foreign objects of
any kind not only creates a safety hazard but can also cause
extensive damage.
INSTALLATION LOCATION
For optimum performance and reliability, install the VCR in a
location that is:
1. Well ventilated, out of direct sunlight and away from direct
heat.
2. A solid vibration-free surface.
3. Free from high humidity, excessive dust and away from magnetic fields.
PROTECT THE MAINS LEAD
Damage to the mains lead may cause fire or shock hazard.
UNPLUG THE MAINS LEAD DURING A LONG ABSENCE
During a long absence, turn off the power and switch off the
mains outlet before unplugging the mains lead.
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• Never move the VCR without first removing the tape.
MAINTAIN GOOD VENTILATION
Do not obstruct the many ventilation holes on the VCR. For
maximum ventilation, place the unit on a hard level surface only,
and ensure it is not covered during use. Heavy objects should
never be placed on the VCR.
CARE OF VIDEO CASSETTE TAPES
• Avoid violent vibration or shock.
• Do not place near a strong magnetic field (e.g., a motor, transformer or magnet).
• Never place or store in direct sunlight.
• Avoid dusty places.
• Place the cassette in its case and store vertically.
WHEN NOT IN USE
When you finish operating the VCR always unload the cassette
and turn OFF the VCR POWER.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
For HS-7168E(B) and HS-7168EM(B)
2 MAINS LEAD CONNECTION
The mains lead on this VCR is fitted with a non-rewireable
mains plug, incorporating a 5A fuse. If you need to replace
the fuse, use a 5A fuse approved by BSI or ASTA to BS 1362,
ensuring you refit the fuse cover. If the mains plug is not
suitable for the sockets in your home, and you require to
remove the plug, remove the fuse, cut off the plug then dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible electric
shock hazard. To refit a new plug, follow these instructions;
Green-and-yellow: Earth,
Blue: Neutral,
Brown: Live
As the colours in the mains lead of this VCR may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug, proceed as follows.
• The wire which is coloured green-and-yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the
letter E or by the safety earth symbol » or coloured green
or green-and-yellow.
• The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
• The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.
This Time Lapse Video Cassette Recorder complies with the
requirements of the EC Directive 89/336/EEC, “EMC Directive”
and 73/23/EEC, “Low Voltage Directive”, as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC. The requirements for the susceptibility according to EN 50082-1 and the requirements for interference according to EN 55022 are observed for the operation on residential
areas, business, light industrial premises and in small scale enterprises, inside as well as outside of the building. All places of
operation are characterised by their connection to the public low
voltage power supply system.
This unit is manufactured in accordance with EN60065.
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CONTENTS
Pages
Elapsed time display ............................................................ 17
TIMER RECORDING ........................................................ 18, 19
ALARM RECORDING ................................................ 20, 21, 22
Alarm recording connection ................................................. 20
External time clock adjustment ............................................ 20
Setting for alarm recording .................................................. 21
Emergency recording ........................................................... 21
Alarm record time display .................................................... 22
Locating the start of alarm recordings ................................. 22
PLAYBACK ............................................................................ 23
Audio playback .................................................................... 23
SPECIAL EFFECTS PLAYBACK ........................................... 24
ADJUSTMENT DURING PLAYBACK
Tracking adjustment ............................................................ 25
Picture quality adjustment ................................................... 25
Vertical adjustment .............................................................. 25
WARNING DISPLAY ............................................................... 26
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE ....................................... 27
CONTROL INPUT/OUTPUT SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS . 28, 29
SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................. 30
Pages
FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
Front view ............................................................................... 3
Fluorescent display ................................................................. 4
Rear view ................................................................................ 5
CONNECTING WITH OTHER EQUIPMENT ............................. 6
SETTING THE MENUS ................................................ 7, 8, 9, 10
SETTING THE PRESENT TIME ........................................ 11, 12
LOADING AND UNLOADING THE CASSETTE TAPE .......... 13
MANUAL RECORDING ............................................... 14, 15, 16
Audio recording ..................................................................... 14
Repeat recording .................................................................. 15
Series recording ................................................................... 15
One shot/Interval recording .................................................. 16
Synchronous recording ......................................................... 16
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Counter memory ................................................................... 17
Tape counter ......................................................................... 17
Counter reset ........................................................................ 17
Memory back-up in case of power failure ............................. 17
Recording after a power failure ............................................. 17
Power failure time display ..................................................... 17
FEATURES
Up to 168 hours of recording: an ideal video system for automated security and surveillance systems.
This time lapse VCR is designed especially for industrial, educational and security recording. In addition to ordinary 3-hour and 6-hour
recording modes, it has time lapse modes that allow recording of 18, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 or 168 hours. Also, the recording time can be
extended up to 54,000 hours (for E-180 tape) if you choose one-shot recording with 3 minutes interval time. Frame-by-frame playback
and high-speed playback of longer recordings are also available. This adds up to a powerful surveillance system for banks, buildings,
traffic and parking lots, as well as a convenient scientific tool for observation of plant growth, animal behaviour and other time-intensive
processes.
Audio recording
When recording in 3H, 6H, L(linear)18H, or L24H mode, audio is
played back only during their respective modes.
Resolution and image quality
This VCR has a high quality circuit, which makes it possible to
attain more than 330 lines in B/W mode, and more than 240 lines
in colour mode(SP mode).
High density recording - H•D<LP>
High Density recording records 2x more fields than Normal Density
(SP). It reduces the time interval between pictures, providing more
pictures for smoother time lapse recording.
Tape remaining indicator
A bar indicator shows how much tape is left and/or that the tape
has approximately three minutes (in 3H mode) left.
Automatic head cleaning
For continuous smooth operation, the VCR automatically removes
foreign matter from the heads when a cassette is inserted.
Easy setting using a monitor
The on-screen menus simplify setting-up procedures. These
menus can be selected even without the input of a video signal.
Easy cueing with alarm recording
Index signals are added automatically at the beginning of “alarm
recording” for easy cueing. You can confirm the Alarm starting
time in the playback video on the monitor with the Alarm list using
the Maintenance menu.
Time date search system
Input the day and time you want to view and the VCR will search
and display it automatically.
External time clock adjustment
The on-screen time clock can be reset to the nearest hour by
applying a signal to the RST(RESET) IN terminal at the rear of the
VCR.
Record check
Correct recording can be confirmed by pressing the PLAY button
during recording.
Automatic azimuth head selection
This VCR can automatically select playback heads for normal VHS
compatible Time Lapse recordings, or older Time Lapse recordings
made using two Same Azimuth video heads. Same Azimuth Time
Lapse recordings use VHS cassettes but cannot be played normally
by VHS compatible VCRs.
Full lock mode
Locking prevents the VCR from being operated by an unauthorised
third party.
Special playback features
These include still images, speed search, reverse playback, frameby-frame viewing in both directions, slow motion and high speed
viewing.
JOG dial/SHUTTLE ring
Use to search for the desired image. You can adjust the playback
speed with the SHUTTLE ring and search for an image frame by
frame with the JOG dial.
Recording options
This versatile system offers a variety of recording options, including
daily and weekly timer recording, repeat and alarm recording.
Protection against power failures
Recording data including date, time and timer set-up, are stored
in backup memory, so the system can resume recording after a
power failure. The time of the failure is displayed on the monitor.
Digital <ELAPSED TIME> display
The Elapsed Time of recording and playback is stored in a nonvolatile memory IC. The elapsed time display should be used as a
guide as to when periodic maintenance should be carried out.
Tape use counter
Displays how many times you have repeatedly recorded on a tape.
This is helpful for deciding when it is necessary to replace a tape.
Daylight saving time setting
Daylight saving time setting is available. The clock can be put
forward by one hour by setting the menu.
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FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
FRONT VIEW
2 1
3
POWER
REC
EJECT
STOP
VIDEO
COLOR
B/W
PICTURE
DISPLAY
SOFT
SHARP
POSITION/
TRACKING VERTICAL
ADJUST
I
J HG F
6
4 5
COUNTER
RESET
Fluorescent display
COUNTER MEMORY/
SKIP/INDEX
REC/PLAY
MODE
TIMER REC
JOG/ADJUST
SHUTTLE
CLEAR/
ENTER/
REW
FF
PLAY
PAUSE/
SHUTTLE HOLD
A
D
E CB 98
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1 POWER button (Press for on; press again for off)
The POWER indicator illuminates when the VCR is
switched on.
B TIMER REC button
This button is pressed when a timer recording is to be
made.
2 EJECT button
Press to remove the cassette.
4 STOP button
Press to discontinue all tape related functions.
C REC/PLAY MODE buttons
Set to 3H, L24H, 48H - 168H or 0H mode to select
recording speed in SP mode. Set to 3H, L24H, 24H, 48H
- 168H or 0H mode to select playback speed during
playback recorded in SP mode. Set to 6H, L18H, 48H 168H or 0H mode to select recording speed in LP mode.
Set to 6H, L18H, 48H - 168H or 0H mode to select
playback speed during playback recorded in LP mode.
5 REC (RECORD) button
Press to begin recording.
D COUNTER RESET button
Press to reset the counter to “00000”.
6 JOG dial
Use to forward the tape frame-by-frame and to set the
menus.
E DISPLAY button
Press to display the MAIN MENU.
Press again to show the present time display.
7 SHUTTLE ring
Use to adjust the playback speed or to set the menus.
Turn this ring to the right to forward a tape or to forward
search. Turn this ring to the left to rewind a tape or to
reverse search. Also, use to reset the alarm list, power
loss list and timer recording and to initialize the menu
settings.
F POSITION/VERTICAL ADJUST buttons
• When (+) button is pressed, the day and present time
display will move to the right. When the (-) button is
pressed, the day and present time will move down the
screen. Cannot be adjusted if a warning is displayed.
• Press these buttons to adjust for vertical vibrations when
in still mode or during fast playback. Refer to pages 6
and 25 for more details.
3 Cassette loading slot
Cassette tape is inserted in this slot for loading.
8 PLAY button
Press to playback a previously recorded tape.
G TRACKING buttons (+/-)
Press these buttons if noise is present during playback,
reverse playback or slow playback.
9 PAUSE/SHUTTLE HOLD button
When pressed during recording, tape movement stops
temporarily. Press again to continue the recording.
When pressed during playback, tape movement stops
and a still field is displayed. Press again to restore normal
playback. Pressing and holding this button after turning
the SHUTTLE ring allows continuous high speed playback
even if the SHUTTLE ring is released.
H PICTURE control
The picture quality can be adjusted between soft and
sharp.
I LOCK button
When pressed with a ball-point pen or a pencil, the unit
will be locked into the current mode and the operation
buttons will not operate. Release the lock by pressing
the lock button again.
A COUNTER MEMORY/SKIP/INDEX button
Use to switch between COUNTER MEMORY(P.17), SKIP
SEARCH or INDEX SEARCH(P.22).
J VIDEO switch
Use to select color or black and white recording and
playback.
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FLUORESCENT DISPLAY
1 2
3
4
5
M PL
ALARM
INDEX
MODE
6
89
7
A
SP LP
S
SKIP
EMGCY
H LOCK PLAY
G
F
1 M (COUNTER MEMORY) indicator
Illuminates during rewind for counter memory mode.
E
D
B
E
REC
C
8 Repeat indicator
Illuminates when “TAPE END” in the “FIRST TIME SET
UP” menu is set to “REPEAT” or “ALARM•PROT”.
2 PL (POWER LOSS) indicator
Illuminates when there is a power failure during recording.
9 Cassette status indicator
Illuminates when tape is inserted. The light advances,
stops or flashes corresponding to the movement of the
tape.
3 ALARM indicator
Flashes during alarm recording and stays on when the
alarm recording is finished.
A Timer recording indicator
Illuminates when the TIMER REC button is set to ON.
4 INDEX indicator
Flashes during recording of date/hour index signal at the
change of the hour, and during recording of the alarm
index signal. Lights during index search.
B Tape remaining indicator
Indicates the approximate tape position. S=Start,
E=End.
5 MODE display
Displays the selected recording or playback mode. During
index search, displays the index number. It will also
indicate the playback head selection, “SH” or “AH”, 3
seconds after the playback starts or if the playback mode
is changed. In the “FIRST TIME SET UP” menu, if the
“PB HEAD” selection is set to “L/L” or “R/R” then “SH” will
illuminate. If set to “AUTO”, then “AH” will illuminate.
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• “SH” or “AH” lights during playback in SP mode ONLY.
C REC indicator
Illuminates during recording.
D PLAY indicator
Illuminates during playback.
E EMGCY (EMERGENCY REC) indicator
Illuminates when “EMERGENCY REC” of the
“RECORDING SET UP” menu is set to “ON”.
6 SKIP indicator
Illuminates during skip search.
F LOCK indicator
Lights when the Lock mode is set.
7 Record mode indicator
LP illuminates to indicate recording in LP mode or playing
back a tape recorded in LP mode. SP illuminates to
indicate recording in SP mode or playing back a tape
recorded in SP mode.
G COUNTER display
Indicates the relative position on the tape.
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FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
REAR VIEW
1
2 4 6
9 A
3 5 7 8
SET
ÉMIC
RST
IN
IN
REC GND ALM MODE
RESET
OUT
AUDIO
The VCR illustrations appearing in this manual
are of the HS-7168E(B).
CLK CALL
OUT
GF E
IN
D
VIDEO
OUT
C
REMOTE
B
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• Ensure the power cord is not plugged into the mains outlet before connecting to any rear terminals.
1 AC power socket
This socket connects to the power cord. Insert the cord
firmly.
8 CLK (CLOCK) OUT terminal
Output terminal to control an external camera switcher.
9 CALL OUT terminal
Output terminal to indicate when tape has finished
recording or if there has been a problem during recording.
2 SET IN terminal
Input terminal for alarm recording. The alarm sensor is
connected here.
A RESET button
When pressed, the present time, alarm recording list, power
loss list and the number of tape use will be erased. While
the button is pressed, the power is cut off from the VCR. If
there is a tape in the VCR and the button is released, the
power indicator will light and the tape will fast forward for a
few seconds. The VCR will then switch off.
3 RST (RESET) IN terminal
Input terminal to stop alarm recording when “ALARM REC
DURATION” of the “RECORDING SET UP” menu is set
to “MAN1”. The alarm reset switch is connected here.
This terminal can also be used to set the on-screen clock
when set to any mode other than “MAN1”.
4 REC IN terminal
Input terminal to start/stop recording. Also, use this
terminal for series recording (P.15) or synchronous
recording (P.16).
B REMOTE jack
Remote control is possible by connecting the optional
remote control unit (R-7100) here. Refer to page 29.
C VIDEO OUT connector
Output connector for video signal (BNC connector). If
the power switch is turned OFF, the signal from the VIDEO
IN connector is looped out to this connector.
5 GND (GROUND) terminal
When a lead connected to other terminals requires a
ground, connect the ground lead here.
D VIDEO IN connector
Input connector for video signal (BNC connector).
6 ALM (ALARM) OUT terminal
Output terminal to indicate alarm recording to an external
alarm.
E AUDIO OUT connector
Audio output connector (RCA pin).
7 MODE OUT terminal
Output terminal to indicate the VCR’s mode of operation.
Selected by setting “MODE OUT” on the “REAR
TERMINAL” menu.
F AUDIO IN connector
Audio input connector (RCA pin).
G MIC IN jack
Input jack for a microphone with 600 ohms impedance.
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CONNECTING WITH OTHER EQUIPMENT
CCTV
CAMERA
VIDEO
OUT
SET IN
VIDEO
IN
SENSOR
SET
ÉMIC
RST
IN
IN
REC GND ALM MODE
CLK CALL
OUT
RESET
OUT
AUDIO
MIC IN
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
OUT
OUT
REMOTE
VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
MIC
AUDIO IN
MONITOR
VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT (Correcting picture vibration at the top and bottom)
The picture vibration can be reduced or eliminated by the following steps.
1 If the vibration occurs in still, slow motion, fast playback (x2) or normal playback in 24H - 168H or 0H mode, playback
a tape which is recorded in 3H or 6H mode with this VCR and press the PAUSE button.
If the vibration occurs during normal playback in L18H or L24H mode, playback a tape in each playback mode.
2 Press the VERTICAL ADJUST(+) or (-) button to reduce or eliminate the picture vibration.
MONITOR TO BE CONNECTED
•
•
Connection with a CCTV monitor (for surveillance) is recommended.
Connecting with some monitors may cause picture vibration and/or picture distortion at the top or bottom of the image
during still or normal playback.
A domestic Television Monitor may be unable to provide a stable picture without vibration and distortion.
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SETTING THE MENUS
The operating parameters of this VCR are set through various on-screen menus.
Set the menus as follows:
OPERATION
1 Press the DISPLAY button.
• The “MAIN MENU” is displayed.
2 Turn the JOG dial to select the desired item.
• When the JOG dial is turned to the right, the cursor moves downward.
• When the JOG dial is turned to the left, the cursor moves upward.
3 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
The desired item is selected and the menu will appear.
4 Turn the JOG dial to select item.
5 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right and the setting item will flash.
6 Turn the JOG dial to change the setting.
<DISPLAY>
7 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right to set.
1
DISPLAY MODE
SMALL
TIME DATE SIZE
8 Press the DISPLAY button.
Ex.<MODE 1>
• The present time display will appear.
11 – 11 – 98 09 : 21 : 01
present time
display
<TIME DATE SEARCH>
15:00
TIME
23
DATE
FORWARD
DIRECTION
<POWER LOSS LIST>
01 03 - 01 - 98 01 : 00
02
03
Use JOG to adjust,
and ENTER.
<TIMER PROGRAM>
DW START END
HR
SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10 L18LP
2 SAT 08 : 40 12 : 20 L18LP
3 WED 22 : 00 22 : 54
3SP
4 --- --:-- --:-- --5 --- --:-- --:-- --6 --- --:-- --:-- --7 --- --:-- --:-- --8 --- --:-- --:-- --SPECIAL DW
MON–FRI
11 – 11 – 98 09 : 21 : 01
<MAIN MENU>
DISPLAY
TIME DATE SEARCH
TIMER PROGRAM
RECORDING SET UP
REAR TERMINAL
MAINTENANCE
FIRST TIME SET UP
Use JOG to select,
and ENTER.
Press DISPLAY to exit.
<RECORDING SET UP>
3H
ALARM REC MODE
1M
ALARM REC DURATION
OFF
EMERGENCY REC
NORMAL<SP>
REC MODE
1
ONESHOT•FIELD
SHOT
ONESHOT•INTERVAL
<ALARM LIST>
0001
05 - 01 - 98 01 : 00
0002
07 - 01 - 98 21 : 10
0003
10 - 01 - 98 09 : 15
ALL MENU INITIALIZE
Turn the SHUTTLE RING <<
then all MENU will be
initialized.
POWER LOSS LIST CLEAR
<REAR TERMINAL>
WRNG•TAPE END
CALL OUT
REC- 1
CLOCK OUT
REC
MODE OUT
SERIES
REC IN
Turn the SHUTTLE RING <<
then POWER LOSS LIST
will be cleared.
ALARM LIST CLEAR
<MAINTENANCE>
POWER LOSS LIST
ALARM LIST
ALL MENU INITIALIZE
POWER LOSS LIST CLEAR
ALARM LIST CLEAR
<REPEAT REC TIMES>
<ELAPSED TIME>
Turn the SHUTTLE RING <<
then ALARM LIST will be
cleared.
0
0H
<FIRST TIME SET UP>
STOP
TAPE END
ON
QUASI V-SYNC
E-180
TAPE LENGTH
NORMAL
PB HEAD SELECT
WRNG
BUZZER
TIME DATE ADJUST
7
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
11
DATE
11
YEAR
98
TIME
09 :21 : 01
MAIN MENU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
<MAIN MENU>
DISPLAY
TIME DATE SEARCH
TIMER PROGRAM
RECORDING SET UP
REAR TERMINAL
MAINTENANCE
FIRST TIME SET UP
Use JOG to select,
and ENTER.
Press DISPLAY to exit.
DISPLAY
Sets the display format of the date and present time on the monitor.
TIME DATE SEARCH
Sets the date, time and direction to search for the desired part of a tape.
TIMER PROGRAM
Sets the timer recording.
RECORDING SET UP
Sets the alarm recording mode, alarm recording duration, emergency recording, recording mode and one-shot recording.
REAR TERMINAL
Sets the frequency division ratio of CLOCK OUT, output signal of the CALL OUT terminal and the MODE OUT terminal, etc.
MAINTENANCE
Displays the power loss list and alarm loss list, etc. and initialises all menu settings. Clears the power loss list and alarm list.
FIRST TIME SET UP
Set up for when the end of the tape is reached, quasi v-sync, tape length, playback head selection, buzzer setting, present time.
DISPLAY
<DISPLAY>
1
1
DISPLAY MODE
SETTING THE DISPLAY MODE (DISPLAY MODE)
SMALL
TIME DATE SIZE
DISPLAY MODE 1:
Displays date and present time. (Refer to page 11.)
Ex.<MODE 1>
DISPLAY MODE 2:
Displays date, day of the week, present time and recording mode. (Refer to
11 – 11 – 98 09 : 21 : 01
page 11.)
DISPLAY MODE 3:
Displays nothing; until an alarm recording starts, then date, alarm recording
number, etc. is displayed.
DISPLAY MODE 4:
Displays nothing; even in the case of alarm recording, nothing is displayed
on the monitor.
• During an alarm recording, alarm recording number is displayed if the “DISPLAY MODE” is set from 1 to 3.
2
SETTING THE SIZE OF THE LETTERS OF DAY AND PRESENT TIME DISPLAY (TIME DATE SIZE)
SMALL: The size of the letters becomes small.
LARGE: The size of the letters becomes large.
TIME DATE SEARCH
Sets the date, time and direction to search for the desired location on a tape.
<TIME DATE SEARCH>
15:00
TIME
23
DATE
FORWARD
DIRECTION
1
2
3
SETTING THE TIME
Turn the JOG dial to set the hour and minute to search for.
Use JOG to adjust,
and ENTER.
SETTING THE DATE
Turn the JOG dial to set the day of the month to search for.
SETTING THE DIRECTION
Turn the JOG dial to select the starting direction for search.
FORWARD:
Search in the forward direction.
REVERSE:
Search in the reverse direction.
• If the desired part of a tape is not found in one direction, the VCR automatically searches in the opposite direction.
After the setting, turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right to start searching.
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• An hour index mark is written on the tape on the hour and is used as a reference in the search function. Because of this, a
recorded tape must pass a time clock hour mark before this function can work. The TIME DATE SEARCH function begins after
the first hour index mark.
Example 1: VCR is set to record from 8:30 to 17:30 - Times from 9:00 to 17:30 can be found.
Example 2: VCR is set to record in one speed from 7:00 to 14:30, then in another speed until 18:00 - Times from 7:00 to 14:30
and 15:00 to 18:00 are accurately located.
• Time date search function is not available for a tape recorded by any other VCR than this model.
• If recording quality is poor, the VCR may fail to locate the desired part of the tape during time date search.
TIMER PROGRAM
Refer to page 18 “TIMER RECORDING” for details.
RECORDING SET UP
1
SETTING THE ALARM REC MODE (ALARM REC MODE)
Sets the alarm recording time mode. When the JOG dial is turned, the display will be switched in the
order of 3H } 6H } L18H } L24H } 3H } ....
2
SETTING THE ALARM REC DURATION (ALARM REC DURATION)
Sets the duration of the alarm recording period. When the JOG dial is turned, the display will be
switched in the order of 1M(minute) } 2M } 5M } 10M } MAN1 } MAN2 } 15S(second) } 30S
} 45S } 1M } .... Refer to “ALARM RECORDING” on page 20.
3
SETTING THE EMERGENCY REC (EMERGENCY REC)
Sets the emergency recording mode.
OFF: Starts alarm recording when the alarm signal is received during recording.
ON: Starts alarm recording when the alarm signal is received not only during recording but also when the power is OFF or
when the tape is stopped.
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<RECORDING SET UP>
3H
ALARM REC MODE
1M
ALARM REC DURATION
OFF
EMERGENCY REC
NORMAL<SP>
REC MODE
1
ONESHOT•FIELD
SHOT
ONESHOT•INTERVAL
SETTING THE MENUS
4
RECORDING MODE (REC MODE)
Sets the recording mode.
NORMAL<SP> : Choose when higher picture quality is preferred. With this setting, the recording time mode is switched in the order of
3H } L24H } 48H } 72H } 96H } 120H } 168H } 0H } 3H ...
H•D<LP> :
Select a LP setting to perform High Density recording. This provides 2x more fields than Normal Density(SP). It
reduces the time interval between pictures, providing more pictures for smoother time lapse recording. With this
setting, the recording time mode is switched in the order of 6H } L18H } 48H } 72H } 96H } 120H } 168H }
0H } 6H ...
5
SETTING THE NUMBER OF FIELDS IN ONE-SHOT RECORDING (ONE SHOT•FIELD)
Sets the number of recorded fields in the one-shot recording mode. When the JOG dial is turned to the right, the display will be
switched in the order of 1 } 2 } 3 } 4 } 5 } 10 } 20 } 30 } 1 }....
6
SETTING THE INTERVAL TIME IN THE ONE-SHOT RECORDING MODE (ONE SHOT•INTERVAL)
Sets the interval time in the one-shot recording mode. When the JOG dial is turned to the right, the display will be switched in the
order of SHOT } 10S (second) } 15S } 30S } 45S } 1M } 2M } 3M } SHOT }....
<REAR TERMINAL>
WRNG•TAPE END
CALL OUT
REC- 1
CLOCK OUT
REC
MODE OUT
SERIES
REC IN
REAR TERMINAL
1
SETTING THE CALL SIGNAL OUTPUT AT THE END OF THE TAPE (CALL OUT)
Enables or disables the signal that is output from the CALL terminal when the end of the tape is
reached during recording. If any abnormalities occur during recording, a CALL signal is output from
the CALL terminal on the rear panel regardless of CALL OUT setting.
WRNG•TAPE END:
A signal is output at the end of the tape or when a malfunction occurs.
WRNG•REMAIN:
The signal is output when a malfunction occurs in this VCR or when the tape
has approximately 3 minutes left in 3H mode.
WRNG:
When a malfunction occurs in the VCR during recording, a CALL signal is output.
This is used in conjunction with TAPE END (FIRST TIME SET UP) to determine when the CALL signal is output as shown below.
CALL OUT
TAPE END
setting
setting
WRNG•TAPE END
STOP
Outputs a call signal at
the end of the tape
REWIND
Outputs a call signal at the end
of the tape for 2 seconds
WRNG•REMAIN
Outputs 3 minutes before
the tape end
WRNG
When a malfunction occurs in the VCR
during recording, a call signal is output.
REPEAT
ALARM
• PROT
When there are no
alarm recordings
during recording
When there are alarm Outputs a call signal at the
recordings during
end of the tape
recording
2
SETTING THE FREQUENCY DIVISION RATIO (CLOCK OUT)
Sets the frequency division ratio of the CLOCK OUT terminal.
First, set the recording mode for the “CLOCK OUT” pulse output in the “REAR TERMINAL” menu.
REC:
When recording in any mode.
T/L-REC:
When recording in time lapse mode (L18H, L24H, 48H, 72H, 96H, 120H, 168H or 0H).
Second, select the frequency division ratio setting by turning the SHUTTLE ring. When the JOG dial is turned, the display will be
switched in the order of 1 } 2 } 3 } 4 } 5 } 10 } 15 } 20 } 25 } 30 } 50 } 60 } F (field) } 1 } ... The numbers from 1 to
60 indicate the number of frames in 3H or 6H recording mode or the number of fields in time lapse recording mode. (One frame
consists of two fields.) One field is selected when it is set to “F” (field).
3
SETTING THE OPERATION MODE OF THE MODE OUTPUT TERMINAL (MODE OUT)
Set the state in which the signal output at the MODE OUT terminal is switched to the active condition. When the JOG dial is turned,
the display will be switched on in the order of REC (recording) } PLAY (playback) } POWER (power “ON”) } TAPE IN (tape is
inserted) } TAPE REMAIN (3 minutes in 3H mode before the tape end) } CLOCK ADJ (output the signal for 1 second when the
clock indicates “00(min.):00(sec.)”) } REC.
4
SETTING THE OPERATION MODE OF THE REC IN TERMINAL (REC IN)
SERIES: Recording starts when the REC IN terminal is short-circuited to ground or a “L” level voltage (0 - +1.6V) is applied.
REC-START/ STOP: Recording starts when the REC IN terminal is short-circuited to ground or a “L” level voltage (0 - +1.6V) is
applied. Should this connection be removed, recording will stop.
SYNC REC: The video signal from 3 or 9 cameras can be recorded separately by connecting the switcher. (“SYNC REC” function
is available when recording in L18H or L24H mode.) Refer to “SYNCHRONOUS RECORDING” on page 16.
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MAINTENANCE
1
DISPLAYING THE POWER LOSS LIST (POWER LOSS LIST)
Turn the JOG dial to select “POWER LOSS LIST”. Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right to display the
Power Loss List. Power failure start times are stored in memory, so it is possible to confirm when they
have occurred. Up to 3 power failure start times will be displayed. If more than 3 failures have occurred,
the first and last 2 power failure start times will be displayed.
<MAINTENANCE>
POWER LOSS LIST
ALARM LIST
ALL MENU INITIALIZE
POWER LOSS LIST CLEAR
ALARM LIST CLEAR
<REPEAT REC TIMES>
<ELAPSED TIME>
0
0H
2
DISPLAYING THE ALARM LIST (ALARM LIST)
Turn the JOG dial to select “ALARM LIST”. Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right to display the Alarm List. Alarm record start times
are stored in memory, so it is possible to confirm when they have occurred. Up to 3 alarm record start times will be displayed. If
more than 3 alarm records have occurred, the first and the last 2 alarm record start times will be displayed.
3
INITIALIZING ALL MENU SETTINGS (ALL MENU INITIALIZE)
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right and “ALL MENU INITIALIZE” will be displayed. When the SHUTTLE ring is turned to the left,
each setting is initialised except the TIMER RECORDING setting. When the SHUTTLE ring is turned to the right, the “MAINTENANCE”
menu will be displayed.
4
CLEARING THE POWER LOSS LIST (POWER LOSS LIST CLEAR)
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right and “POWER LOSS LIST CLEAR” will be displayed. When the SHUTTLE ring is turned to the
left, the Power Loss List is cleared. When the SHUTTLE ring is turned to the right, the “MAINTENANCE” menu will be displayed.
5
CLEARING THE ALARM LIST (ALARM LIST CLEAR)
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right and “ALARM LIST CLEAR” will be displayed. When the SHUTTLE ring is turned to the left, the
alarm list is cleared. When the SHUTTLE ring is turned to the right, the “MAINTENANCE” menu will be displayed.
FIRST TIME SET UP
<FIRST TIME SET UP>
STOP
1
TAPE END
SETTING THE OPERATION WHEN THE TAPE REACHES THE END (TAPE END)
ON
QUASI V-SYNC
E-180
TAPE LENGTH
Sets the state of operation of the VCR when the tape runs out during recording.
NORMAL
PB HEAD SELECT
STOP:
The tape stops. “End” will appear on the fluorescent display and “Tape End” will appear on
WRNG
BUZZER
TIME DATE ADJUST
the monitor. When “CALL OUT” is set to “WRNG•TAPE END”, a CALL signal is output from
the CALL terminal.
REWIND: Rewinds the tape to the beginning and stops (except during timer recording).
When “CALL OUT” is set to “WRNG•TAPE END”, a CALL signal is output for 2 seconds from the CALL terminal.
REPEAT: Rewinds the tape to the beginning and resumes recording.
ALARM•PROT(ALARM PROTECTION):
If alarm recordings are present on the tape, then the tape stops. “End” will appear on the fluorescent display and “Tape
End” will appear on the monitor. When “CALL OUT” is set to “WRNG•TAPE END”, a CALL signal is output from the CALL
terminal. If there are no alarm recordings, the tape is rewound and recording continues.
2
SETTING QUASI-V-SYNC (QUASI V-SYNC)
Sets Quasi-V-Sync on or off.
ON: Quasi-V-Sync signal is inserted on the video output signal when in the special playback modes (still, slow motion, reverse,
fast playback, speed search) and during normal playback in L18H, L24H, 24H - 168H or 0H mode.
OFF: Quasi-V-Sync signal is not inserted.
N
Some multiplexers may require the Quasi-V-sync OFF in order to work properly.
3
SETTING THE TAPE LENGTH (TAPE LENGTH)
For the tape indicator to operate correctly the tape length must be set according to the tape being used.
E-180: When using E-180 tape
E-240: When using E-240 tape
4
SETTING THE HEADS FOR PLAYBACK (PB HEAD SELECT)
Sets the heads for playback. When the JOG dial is turned to the right, the display will be switched in the order of NORMAL }
L/L(LEFT/LEFT) } R/R (RIGHT/RIGHT) } AUTO } NORMAL } ...
• This VCR is equipped with two pairs of SP heads. Some VCRs make Time Lapse recordings using same Azimuth heads which
are not VHS compatible. Playback of such tapes with the Normal setting will have picture/noise with a 30 HZ flicker, or just noise.
To obtain proper playback, adjust the setting to AUTO, or set to L/L or R/R. One setting will provide normal play. After playing a
tape with L/L or R/R settings, return the setting to NORMAL.
5
SETTING THE BUZZER ON/OFF (BUZZER)
Sets the state in which the buzzer sounds.
WRNG
: The buzzer sounds when there is any malfunction in the VCR.
WRNG•REMAIN
: The buzzer sounds when there is any malfunction in the VCR or when the tape (E-180 or E-240) has
approximately 3 minutes left in 3H mode.
WRNG•TAPE END
: The buzzer sounds when there is any malfunction in the VCR or at the tape end.
OFF
: The buzzer does not sound.
6
SETTING THE PRESENT TIME, DATE AND DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME SETTINGS (TIME DATE ADJUST)
Refer to the pages 11 - 12.
10
SETTING THE PRESENT TIME
ACCURATELY PRESET THE DAY AND PRESENT TIME BEFORE TIMER PROGRAMMING
<Display mode 1>
1 Day-Month-Year
2 Hour:Minute:Second
3 Daylight saving time symbol or power failure symbol
4 Alarm recording number
1
2
3
01-01-98 00:00:00
•
•
•
•
A0001
A 24-hour display is used. 00:00 indicates midnight; 12:00 midday and 15:00
indicates 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
An alarm recording number is shown during alarm recording.
<Display mode 2>
1 Day-Month-Year
2 Day of the week
3 Alarm recording number
4 Hour:Minute:Second
5 Daylight saving time symbol or power failure symbol
6 Recording mode
•
4
A 24-hour display is used. 00:00 indicates midnight; 12:00 midday and 15:00
indicates 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
The day of the week is automatically set.
An alarm recording number is shown during alarm recording.
1
2
3
01-01-98
THU
A0001
00:00:00
L18
4
1 Press the DISPLAY button to display MAIN MENU on the monitor.
DISPLAY
5
6
<MAIN MENU>
DISPLAY
TIME DATE SEARCH
TIMER PROGRAM
RECORDING SET UP
REAR TERMINAL
MAINTENANCE
FIRST TIME SET UP
Use JOG to select,
and ENTER.
Press DISPLAY to exit.
<MAIN MENU>
DISPLAY
TIME DATE SEARCH
TIMER PROGRAM
RECORDING SET UP
REAR TERMINAL
MAINTENANCE
FIRST TIME SET UP
Use JOG to select,
and ENTER.
Press DISPLAY to exit.
2 Turn the JOG dial to select “FIRST TIME SET UP”.
3 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right .
• “FIRST TIME SET UP” setting menu will appear.
<FIRST TIME SET UP>
STOP
TAPE END
ON
QUASI V-SYNC
E-180
TAPE LENGTH
NORMAL
PB HEAD SELECT
WRNG
BUZZER
TIME DATE ADJUST
4 Turn the JOG dial to select “TIME DATE ADJUST”.
<FIRST TIME SET UP>
STOP
TAPE END
ON
QUASI V-SYNC
E-180
TAPE LENGTH
NORMAL
PB HEAD SELECT
WRNG
BUZZER
TIME DATE ADJUST
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
01
DATE
01
YEAR
98
TIME
00 :00 : 00
5 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
• “TIME DATE ADJUST” setting menu will appear.
11
6 Setting the daylight saving time
To put the clock forward 1 hour, set DAYLIGHT SAVINGS to ON.
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right. The DAYLIGHT SAVINGS display will flash.
Turn the JOG dial to switch “OFF” or “ON”.
” will
• The clock is put forward 1 hour and the daylight saving time symbol “
be displayed next to the present time display .
• To cancel daylight saving time, switch “DAYLIGHT SAVINGS” to “OFF”.
N
• Should a power failure occur while daylight saving time is selected, the power
failure mark “X” will replace the daylight saving time symbol. When the power
failure mark “X“ disappears, the daylight saving time symbol “ ” will reappear.
7 Setting the month
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right. The month display will flash.
Turn the JOG dial to the right to set the “MONTH”.
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
01
DATE
01
YEAR
98
TIME
00 :00 : 00
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
01
DATE
01
YEAR
98
TIME
00 :00 : 00
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
01
DATE
01
YEAR
98
TIME
00 :00 : 00
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
02
DATE
01
YEAR
98
TIME
00 :00 : 00
8 Setting the date
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right. The date display will flash.
Turn the JOG dial to the right to set the “DATE”.
9 Setting the year
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right. The year display will flash.
Turn the JOG dial to the right to set the “YEAR”.
• The year digits can be set to 98 (for year 1998) - 28 (for year 2028).
A Setting the present time
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right. The hour digits of “TIME” display will flash.
Turn the JOG dial to the right to set the hour digits of the present time.
• Set the 10 minutes digit and 1 minute digit in a similar fashion.
B Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
Setting is now complete.
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
02
DATE
01
YEAR
98
TIME
00 :00 : 00
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
02
DATE
05
YEAR
98
TIME
00 :00 : 00
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
02
DATE
05
YEAR
98
TIME
00 :00 : 00
<TIME DATE ADJUST>
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
OFF
MONTH
02
DATE
05
YEAR
99
TIME
00 :00 : 00
C Press the DISPLAY button.
The present time display will appear.
N
•
The POWER button will not operate if any of the menu displays are flashing.
2 SETTING THE PRESENT TIME TO THE EXACT SECOND
Set the 10 minutes digit and 1 minute digit as described above, then 1 minute digit flashes and the second digit stays
at “00”. Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right when the Time Signal reaches 00 second of the time you have set. The
present time will start counting from 00 second.
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LOADING AND UNLOADING THE CASSETTE TAPE
Video cassette tapes can be loaded into your new VCR as long as the VCR is plugged into a power source. Even if the VCR
power switch is turned off, loading a cassette will automatically cause it to turn on. Use only video cassette tapes marked V.
Use only standard grade VHS cassette tapes for reliable video recording. Please do not use Pro, Hi-Fi and High Grade tapes, as
damage to the video heads may occur.
Do not use an E-240 tape when recording in 48H - 168H or 0H mode.
LOADING
1 To position the cassette properly before inserting it in the cassette slot,
hold the cassette so that the long narrow edge with the contents label
faces towards you. The other long narrow edge is hinged and should face
towards the VCR. The clear plastic window that shows the video tape
should face upward.
2 Gently insert the videotape into the cassette slot to a point where the VCR
automatically retracts the cassette.
• When you insert the videotape, be sure to orient it squarely to the slot.
POWER
REC
EJECT
STOP
VIDEO
COLOR
B/W
PICTURE
DISPLAY
SOFT
SHARP
POSITION/
TRACKING VERTICAL
ADJUST
COUNTER
RESET
COUNTER MEMORY
SKIP/INDEX
REC/PLAY
MODE
TIMER REC
JOG/ADJUST
CLEAR
REW
SHUTTLE/ENTER
ENTER
FF
PLAY
PAUSE/
SHUTTLE HOLD
CORRECT
N
Your new VCR has a protection circuit which will eject the tape if it is loaded
improperly. If the VCR ejects the tape you are trying to load, remove it
completely and check that the long narrow edge with the contents label is
facing towards you and that the clear plastic window that shows the video
tape is facing upwards. Then try again.
UNLOADING
1 Press the EJECT button on the front of the VCR.
INCORRECT
2 Remove the cassette.
N
Your VCR will eject a video cassette even if it is in STANDBY mode. When the EJECT button is pressed, the VCR will automatically turn
on, eject the tape and turn off. It is not possible to eject a tape whilst recording without first pressing the STOP button. A tape cannot
be ejected when the VCR is locked.
PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL ERASURE
Video cassettes come with an erasure prevention tab which, when removed,
prevents the tape’s contents from being erased or recorded over. A cassette
without the erasure prevention tab will automatically be ejected from your VCR
if you attempt to record on it.
N
• We recommend that any torn or broken cassette tape requiring repair should
be taken to professionals who specialise in such procedures. The adhesives
on many common types of tape could damage the head of your VCR.
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MANUAL RECORDING
6 5
1
POWER
REC
EJECT
STOP
VIDEO
COLOR
PICTURE
B/W
DISPLAY
SOFT
3
SHARP
POSITION/
TRACKING VERTICAL
ADJUST
COUNTER
RESET
LOCK
COUNTER MEMORY/
SKIP/INDEX
REC/PLAY
MODE
TIMER REC
JOG/ADJUST
SHUTTLE
CLEAR/
ENTER/
REW
FF
PLAY
PAUSE/
SHUTTLE HOLD
4 2
1 Load a cassette with the erasure prevention tab intact.
2 Press the REC/PLAY MODE (-) or (+) button to select the desired recording mode.
• If necessary, change the recording mode. (See page 9.)
3 Select the VIDEO switch setting according to the type of image to be recorded, COLOR or B/W.
• Do not connect color and black & white cameras together.
4 To record the day and present time, display the day and present time on the monitor.
5 Press the REC button to begin recording.
6 Press the STOP button to stop recording.
N
• Press the PAUSE/SHUTTLE HOLD button to momentarily stop recording. Press the button again to resume recording.
• To protect the tape, the pause mode is automatically released after about 5 minutes.
• The REC button will not function unless the tape is in the stop or pause mode.
• If the cassette you insert in your VCR has the erasure prevention tab removed, your VCR will automatically eject it if you attempt to
record on it.
• 3-Hour (SP) and 6-Hour (LP) tapes are VHs compatible with other VCRs. Time Lapse recordings can be played correctly by other
VHS compatible Time Lapse Recorders when the recording interval and head type (SP/LP) matches the recording.
2 RECORDING MODE
In SP mode, when the REC/PLAY MODE button is pressed, the recording mode is switched in the order of 3H } L24H } 48H }
72H } 96H } 120H } 168H } 0H } 3H } ...
In LP mode, when the REC/PLAY MODE button is pressed, the recording mode is switched in the order of 6H } L18H } 48H }
72H } 96H } 120H } 168H } 0H } 6H } ...
N
• Do not use an E-240 tape when recording in 48H - 168H or 0H mode.
• The recording mode of this VCR indicates the recording time with E-180 cassette. The recording times with E-180 and E-240
cassette are as follows :
E-180
E-240
REC MODE
SP
LP
SP
LP
3H
3
–
4
–
6H L18H L24H 48H 72H 96H 120H 168H
–
–
27
51
75
99 123 171
6
18
–
54
78 102 126 174
–
–
36
X
X
X
X
X
8
24
–
X
X
X
X
X
RECORDING CHECK FUNCTION
When the VCR is recording, press the PLAY button for more than 1.5 seconds and then release. The tape will be rewound a little and
then playback the recording just made. When the tape reaches the position where the PLAY button was pressed, the VCR returns to
record mode.
AUDIO RECORDING
Either apply the specified line input signal to the AUDIO IN connector or connect the microphone to the MIC IN jack. If both are
connected, the microphone is given priority.
N
• Normal sound is played back only when a tape recorded in 3H, 6H, L18H and L24H mode is played back in their respective mode.
• The longer the recording time mode, the worse the sound quality becomes. In L18H and L24H mode, the sound quality is of the
degree that speech can be heard.
LOCK MODE
When the lock button is pressed with a ballpoint pen or a pencil, the control buttons will not operate and the VCR is kept in the current
mode. To release the lock mode, press the lock button again.
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MANUAL RECORDING
REPEAT RECORDING
When the “TAPE END” of the “FIRST TIME SET UP” menu is set to “REPEAT” or “ALARM•PROT” and the repeat recording mode is set
(the REPEAT indicator is illuminated), the tape will automatically be rewound to the start when the tape end is reached. Then recording
will start again.
2 WHEN TAPE END IS REACHED
The following functions are automatically engaged when the tape ends during recording :
REWIND
STOP
When there are alarm
recordings on tape.
ALARM•PROT
REPEAT
The tape is rewound
automatically to the
beginning and recording
is resumed.
The tape is rewound
automatically to the
beginning and then
stops.
The tape stops.
The tape is rewound
The tape stops.
automatically to the
When there are no
beginning and then the
alarm recordings on
rcroding is resumed.
tape.
N
• On “ALARM•PROT” mode, a tape with alarm recordings can be used for repeat recording if the tape is ejected and re-inserted.
THE NUMBER OF TAPE USE (REPEAT REC TIMES)
Displays the number of tape use when the TAPE END setting is set to “REWIND”, “REPEAT” or
“ALARM•PROT”.
<REPEAT REC TIMES>
<ELAPSED TIME>
1. Press the DISPLAY button. MAIN MENU display will appear.
2. Turn the jog dial to select “MAINTENANCE” and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right to enter.
“MAINTENANCE” will appear on the display. “REPEAT REC TIMES” indicates the number of times
a tape has been repeatedly recorded on.
• The number of tape use counts up by one when the tape ends.
• The number of tape use is memorised even if the mains supply is removed, provided the backup is active.
• The number of tape use is reset when the current tape is replaced with another.
3. Press the DISPLAY button. The present time will be displayed.
0
0H
RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF TAPE USE
Video tape becomes worn during use. A new cassette should be utilised according to the following chart.
Recording time
mode
3H, 6H
L18H
L24H
48H
Number of tape use
E-240 cassette
E-180 cassette
15
–
10
–
8
–
Recording time
mode
Number of tape use
E-240 cassette
E-180 cassette
100
50
60
30
35
17
20
–
72H, 96H
120H
168H
SERIES RECORDING
Series recording is possible if two or more of these units are connected together. When the tape in the first VCR reaches the end during
recording, the tape in the second VCR automatically begins recording.
1. Set the “REC IN” of “REAR TERMINAL” menu to “SERIES”.
2. Set the “CALL OUT” of “REAR TERMINAL” menu to “WRNG•TAPE END”.
3. Set the “TAPE END” of “FIRST TIME SET UP” menu to “REWIND”.
[*1]
SET
RST
IN
REC GND ALM MODE
CLK
CALL
SET
RST
IN
REC GND ALM MODE
CLK
CALL
N
• Series recording may have a short pause (≈ 5 seconds) when going from recorder A to recorder B. However, if you set the CALL OUT
of the “REAR TERMINAL” menu to “WRNG•REMAIN”, this delay is eliminated.
• When set in the above configuration and the second VCR reaches the end of the tape, the first VCR automatically begins recording.
Do not connect [*1], if you do not require the first VCR to begin recording again.
• If an abnormality occurs (eg., a malfunction occurs in the motor during recording) in the first VCR, the second VCR automatically
begins recording.
• Series recording will not function during timer recording.
• When carrying out series recording, set “CALL OUT” in the “REAR TERMINAL” menu to a mode other than “WRNG”.
OUT
15
OUT
ONE SHOT/INTERVAL RECORDING
One-shot recording or Interval recording is possible when the recording mode is set to 0H.
1 Press the REC/PLAY MODE button to set the recording mode to 0H.
2 Set the number of fields in “ONE SHOT•FIELD” on the “RECORDING SET UP” menu.
3 For One-shot recording, select “SHOT” in “ONE SHOT•INTERVAL”.
For Interval recording, choose the interval time from 10S(second) to 3M(minute) in “ONE SHOT•INTERVAL”.
4 Press the REC button.
• One-shot recording will be on STANDBY mode. Interval recording begins recording with the preset interval time.
5 To start One-shot recording, press the REC button or switch the REC IN terminal on the rear panel to ground.
SYNCHRONOUS RECORDING
A number of camera images can be mixed together through a camera switcher and then recorded separately onto several
VCRs. A camera is assigned to each VCR with the VCR recording only the camera image it has been assigned. This
allows recording without gaps.
If you have three VCRs, the video signal from three cameras can be recorded separately by connecting the switcher as shown below.
V-SYNC
SWITCHER/ switching cameras
CAMERA1
CAMERA2
CAMERA3
CAMERA1
CAMERA2
CAMERA3
CAMERA1
CAMERA2
CAMERA3
/ recording start signal
VCR 1
/ recording
REC
REC
REC
/ clock out
VCR 2
/ recording
/ clock out
VCR 3
/ recording
/ clock out
REC
REC
REC
REC
REC
REC
Connection:
VIDEO IN
CAMERA 1
CLK OUT
VCR1
EJECT
VIDEO
COLOR
B/W
JOG/ADJUST
REC
POWER
SHUTTLE
CLEAR/
ENTER/
REW
FF
STOP
PICTURE
DISPLAY
SOFT
SHARP
POSITION/
TRACKING VERTICAL
ADJUST
COUNTER
RESET
POWER
CAMERA 2
COUNTER MEMORY/
SKIP/INDEX
REC/PLAY
MODE
TIMER REC
PLAY
REC IN
PAUSE/
SHUTTLE HOLD
VCR2
CLK OUT
SWITCHER
CAMERA 3
POWER
REC
EJECT
STOP
VIDEO
COLOR
B/W
PICTURE
DISPLAY
SOFT
SHARP
POSITION/
TRACKING VERTICAL
ADJUST
COUNTER
RESET
COUNTER MEMORY/
SKIP/INDEX
REC/PLAY
MODE
TIMER REC
JOG/ADJUST
SHUTTLE
CLEAR/
ENTER/
REW
FF
PLAY
PAUSE/
SHUTTLE HOLD
REC IN
CAMERAS
VCR3
EJECT
VIDEO
B/W
JOG/ADJUST
REC
POWER
COLOR
SHUTTLE
CLEAR/
ENTER/
REW
FF
STOP
PICTURE
DISPLAY
SOFT
SHARP
POSITION/
TRACKING VERTICAL
ADJUST
COUNTER
RESET
COUNTER MEMORY/
SKIP/INDEX
REC/PLAY
MODE
TIMER REC
PLAY
PAUSE/
SHUTTLE HOLD
Set the “REC IN” of “REAR TERMINAL” menu to “SERIES” or “REC-START/STOP” on VCR1.
Set the “CLOCK OUT” of “REAR TERMINAL” menu to “T/L-REC” and “F” on VCR1.
Set the “REC IN” of “REAR TERMINAL” menu to “SYNC REC” on all VCRs except VCR1.
• If a recording start signal is available on the switcher, set “REC IN” of the “REAR TERMINAL” menu to “SYNC REC” on
VCR1. Then, VCR1 will always record the picture from CAMERA1.
•
•
You must set the recording mode to L18H or L24H mode.
The suitable numbers of VCRs and cameras are shown in the table.
Recording mode
L18H
L24H
VCR
Camera
3
9
Multiple of 3
Multiple of 9
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES
COUNTER MEMORY
Press the COUNTER MEMORY/SKIP/INDEX button repeatedly until the “M” indicator appears on the fluorescent display.
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right and the tape will rewind to the “00000” position of the counter and stop. (The rewind to “00000” is
slightly inaccurate.)
N The counter display is stored in the memory when the power is turned off, so the same numbers will be displayed when the
power is turned back on.
TAPE COUNTER
A five digit counter indicates the relative position on the recorded portion of the tape. If a portion of the tape
is not recorded, the counter will not increase or decrease during play, FF/RWD or search modes.
•
“EEE EE” illuminates to indicate that the VCR power is in stand-by mode.
COUNTER RESET
Press the COUNTER RESET button to reset the counter to “00000”.
MEMORY BACK-UP IN CASE OF POWER FAILURE
This VCR includes a built-in memory back-up so the presets of present time and date, alarm list, power loss list and the number of tape
use will remain in memory if there is a power failure or if the POWER CORD is disconnected from the mains outlet. The presets will
remain in the memory for a maximum of 31days as long as the VCR has been connected to the mains supply for at least 40 hours per
week. Connection charges the backup supply.
• Check the present time if there has been a power failure or if the POWER CORD has been disconnected from the mains for a
prolonged time.
RECORDING AFTER A POWER FAILURE
If there is a power failure during recording and the power comes back on, the VCR will begin recording
in the same record mode as before the power failure. After the power comes back on, “X” will be
displayed next to the present time for about 1 minute.
If a power failure occurs during playback, the VCR will be in the stop mode when the power comes
back on.
01-01-98
THU
00:00:00X
L18
POWER FAILURE TIME DISPLAY
The power failure start time on recording is stored in the memory, so it is possible to confirm the start time.
1. Press the DISPLAY button to display the MAIN MENU.
<POWER LOSS LIST>
2. Turn the JOG dial to select “MAINTENANCE” and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
01 03 - 01 - 98 01 : 00
02
“MAINTENANCE” display will appear.
03
3. Turn the JOG dial to select “POWER LOSS LIST” and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
“POWER LOSS LIST” will appear.
• Up to 3 power failure start times will be displayed. If more than 3 failures have occurred, the first and the last 2 power failure start
times will be displayed.
• To reset the “POWER LOSS LIST”, select “POWER LOSS LIST CLEAR” in the “MAINTENANCE” setting display and turn the
SHUTTLE ring to the right. The initialize menu will appear and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the left.
ELAPSED TIME DISPLAY
The elapsed time of recording and playback are stored in memory. The elapsed time should be used as a guide for the periodic
replacement of parts.
1. Press the DISPLAY button to display the MAIN MENU.
2. Turn the JOG dial to select “MAINTENANCE” and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
“ELAPSED TIME” is indicated.
• The elapsed time counts up to 89,999 hours.
3. Press the DISPLAY button.
The present time display will appear.
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<REPEAT REC TIMES>
<ELAPSED TIME>
0
0H
TIMER RECORDING
Program
number
• “DAY” (in “Day of the week”) is used for the
same time recording everyday.
• “SPL” (special) (in “Day of the week”) indicates
that the recording period set in “TIMER
PROGRAM” display becomes available.
• “SKIP” (in “HR”) indicates that timer recording
is not performed during the set period.
• A 24-hour display is used. 00:00 indicates
midnight; 12:00 midday and 15:00 3 o’clock in
the afternoon.
• If the recording times of two programs overlap,
the higher program number is given priority.
• In 3H, 6H, L18H or L24H mode, audio is also
recorded.
<TIMER PROGRAM>
DW START END HR
1 --- -- :-- --:-- --)
2 DAY 08 : 40 17 : 25 L18LP
3 MON 22 : 00 22 : 50 72LP
4 WED 22 : 00 22 : 50 96LP
5 SPL 20 : 30 23 : 30
3SP
6 MON 10 : 10 11 : 15 SKIP
7 SUN 23 : 30 00 : 15
6LP
8 MON 21 : 00 21 : 54
3SP
SPECIAL DW MON-FRI
Day of the
week
Recording start time
Recording end time
Next day indicator
Recording mode display
1 Press the DISPLAY button to display the MAIN MENU on the monitor.
2 Turn the JOG dial to select “TIMER PROGRAM” and turn the SHUTTLE ring to
the right.
• “TIMER PROGRAM” display will appear.
3 Turn the JOG dial to select the program number and turn the SHUTTLE ring to
the right. The day of the week display flashes.
4 Setting the day of the week (DW).
Turn the JOG dial to set the day of the week and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the
right.
5 Setting the recording start time (START).
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to select the recording start time display.
Turn the JOG dial to set the recording start time.
6 Setting the recording end time (END).
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to select the recording end time display.
Turn the JOG dial to set the recording end time.
7 Setting the recording mode (HR).
Turn the SHUTTLE ring to select the recording mode display.
Turn the JOG dial to set the recording mode.
8 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
The display stops flashing.
If the program has not been set completely, the flashing will not stop.
•
•
•
<MAIN MENU>
DISPLAY
TIME DATE SEARCH
TIMER PROGRAM
RECORDING SET UP
REAR TERMINAL
MAINTENANCE
FIRST TIME SET UP
Use JOG to select,
and ENTER.
Press DISPLAY to exit.
<TIMER PROGRAM >
DW START END
HR
) SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10 L18LP
2 --- --:-- --:---DW START END
1 SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10
) --- --:-- --:--
HR
L18LP
---
DW START END
1 SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10
) SAT - - : - - - - : - -
HR
L18LP
---
DW START END
1 SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10
) SAT - - : - - - - : - -
HR
L18LP
---
DW START END
1 SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10
) SAT 08 : 00 - - : - -
HR
L18LP
---
DW START END
1 SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10
) SAT 08 : 40 - - : - -
HR
L18LP
---
DW START END
1 SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10
) SAT 08 : 40 12 : 00
HR
L18LP
---
DW START END
1 SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10
) SAT 08 : 40 12 : 00
HR
L18LP
---
DW START END
1 SPL 08 : 40 17 : 10
) SAT 08 : 40 12 : 00
HR
L18LP
72LP
If the END time is the same or earlier than the START time, the next day indicator (•) is automatically displayed.
This indicates that the recording will run continuously from the START time on the first day to the END time on the next day.
When setting another program, turn the SHUTTLE ring to set and repeat steps 3 - 8. A maximum of eight programs can be made.
To erase the program setting, select the program number to be erased. Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right to flash the day of the
week, then turn the SHUTTLE ring to the left.
9 Press the DISPLAY button to show the day and present time on the monitor.
A Press the TIMER REC button.
The TIMER REC indicator is illuminated.
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TIMER RECORDING
SETTING THE RECORDING PERIOD BY SPECIFYING THE DAYS OF THE WEEK (SPECIAL DW)
Set the recording period by specifying the start and end day of the week for timer recording.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Display the “TIMER PROGRAM” setting display.
Turn the JOG dial to select “SPECIAL DW” and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
Turn the JOG dial to set the start day and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
Turn the JOG dial to set the end day and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
•
The start and end day cannot be set to the same day.
IN ORDER TO AVOID MISTAKES WHEN USING THE TIMER
If an error is encountered when the TIMER REC button is pressed, refer to the following table.
Symptom
Fault
Action
1. Press the TIMER REC button.
• A tape is not inserted.
2. Correctly set the timer program.
TIMER REC indicator flashes. • A tape with the erasure prevention tab
3. Press the TIMER REC button and
removed is loaded.
confirm the TIMER REC indicator
• Date, time or timer recording time is not set.
(
) is illuminated.
• A menu is being set.
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ALARM RECORDING
It is possible to switch from all recording modes to the 3H - L24H recording mode by applying an alarm signal to
the SET IN terminal on the rear panel.
ALARM SET INPUT
• It is possible to switch to the alarm recording by
applying the set signal from the alarm sensor
during recording in 3H, 6H, L18H, L24H, 48H 168H or 0H mode.
3H - 168H, 0H
RECORDING
3H - 168H, 0H 3H or 6H 3H - L24H
RECORDING RECORD- RECORDING
ING
15sec
ALARM mode
NORMAL mode
NORMAL mode
• Set the alarm recording mode and alarm recording period with the “RECORDING SET UP” menu. (See page 8.)
• The index signal is automatically recorded when an alarm recording begins. (INDEX indicator flashes on the fluorescent
display.)
• To record the index signal, the first 15 seconds of the alarm recording are in 3H or 6H mode.
• While the index signal is being recorded (for 15 seconds), if another set signal is applied to the SET IN terminal, it will not
trigger a new alarm recording.
ALARM RECORDING CONNECTION
External alarm lamp
and buzzer
Alarm set
switch
SET
ÉMIC
RST
IN
IN
REC GND ALM MODE
RESET
OUT
IN
The alarm can be confirmed from a distance
by connecting the ALM (ALARM) OUT terminal to an existing alarm system panel or other
external devices such as a buzzer.
CLK CALL
OUT
AUDIO
•
VIDEO
OUT
REMOTE
Alarm reset switch
EXTERNAL TIME CLOCK ADJUSTMENT
*1
SET
RST
IN
REC GND ALM MODE
CLK
CALL
OUT
1st VCR
SET
RST
IN
REC GND ALM MODE
CLK
CALL
OUT
2nd VCR
If the “ALARM REC DURATION” of the “RECORDING SET UP” menu is set to other than “MAN1”, the on-screen clock can
be reset to the nearest hour, by applying a signal to the RST (RESET) IN terminal. For example, if the current time is
11:29:59, it will be reset to 11:00:00; and if the current time is 11:30:00, it will be reset to 12:00:00.
*1: When connecting the MODE terminal of the 1st VCR with RST (RESET) IN terminal of the 2nd VCR and if the “MODE
OUT” of the “REAR TERMINAL” menu is set to “CLOCK ADJ”, the on-screen clock of the 2nd VCR will automatically be
adjusted to that of the 1st VCR.
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ALARM RECORDING
SETTING FOR ALARM RECORDING
Alarm Recording is used to activate more rapid recording when the VCR is recording in one of the Time Lapse modes. Alarm Recording
provides for more pictures during the Alarm duration. Emergency Recording enables Alarm Recording even if the VCR is off, stopped
or in Timer Recording/Standby. You should set the Alarm Recording mode with the “RECORDING SET UP” menu before Alarm
Recording is used.
1 Press the DISPLAY button to display MAIN MENU on the monitor.
2 Turn the JOG dial to select “RECORDING SET UP” and
turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
• “RECORDING SET UP” menu will appear.
3 Turn the JOG dial to select “ALARM REC MODE” and
turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
4 Turn the JOG dial to set the alarm recording mode and
turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
5 Turn the JOG dial to select “ALARM REC DURATION” and
turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
6 Turn the JOG dial to set the alarm recording duration from 15 seconds to 10 minutes, MAN1 or
MAN2(manual). Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
• If the “ALARM REC DURATION” is set to “MAN1”, alarm recording will continue until a signal
is applied to the RST (RESET) IN terminal. If the signal applied to the RST (RESET) IN
terminal is within the first 15 seconds of alarm recording, alarm recording will continue for 15
seconds then stop.
• If the “ALARM REC DURATION” is set to “MAN2”, alarm recording will continue until the
signal applied to the SET IN terminal is removed. If the signal applied to the SET IN terminal
is removed within 15 seconds of the start of alarm recording, alarm recording will continue for
15 seconds then stop.
• The internal time clock can be adjusted if a signal is applied to the RST (RESET) IN terminal
on the rear panel when the ALARM REC DURATION is set to other than “MAN1”.
7 Turn the JOG dial to select “EMERGENCY RECORDING” and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the
right.
• Turn the JOG dial to select “ON”.
8 Press the DISPLAY button.
The present time display will appear.
<MAIN MENU>
DISPLAY
TIME DATE SEARCH
TIMER PROGRAM
RECORDING SET UP
REAR TERMINAL
MAINTENANCE
FIRST TIME SET UP
Use JOG to select,
and ENTER.
Press DISPLAY to exit.
<RECORDING SET UP>
ALARM REC MODE
ALARM REC DURATION
EMERGENCY REC
3H
1M
OFF
<RECORDING SET UP>
ALARM REC MODE
ALARM REC DURATION
EMERGENCY REC
3H
1M
OFF
<RECORDING SET UP>
ALARM REC MODE
ALARM REC DURATION
EMERGENCY REC
3H
1M
ON
^ During alarm recording, the alarm recording count will automatically be displayed except when DISPLAY mode “4” is selected.
• The alarm recording count display counts up to 9999 alarm recordings and then it is reset to 0000 and continues counting.
• When initializing the alarm recording list, the alarm recording count display will be reset.
• The alarm indicator flashes during alarm recording and lights up when the alarm recording is finished.
• When the alarm recording is finished, the VCR resumes recording in the same record mode as before the alarm recording.
• If any of the menus are being set, and a SET signal is applied to the SET IN terminal, alarm recording will begin and the menu
being set will disappear off the screen.
N
•
If a set signal is applied during alarm recording, a new alarm recording will start with the new set signal. Should one SET signal be
applied within 15 seconds of another, the later SET signal will be ignored and a new alarm recording will not take place.
•
Alarm recording will continue for the duration of time which has been set in the “ALARM REC DURATION” menu, even if a timer
recording has reached its end time.
•
Alarm recording stops when the end of the tape is reached.
EMERGENCY RECORDING
Emergency Alarm Recording can start recording when an Alarm is triggered even if the VCR is off, stopped or in Timer Recording/
Standby. Turthe JOG dial to select “EMERGENCY RECORDING” and turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right.
Turn the JOG dial to select “ON” to select to select Emergency Recording, or “OFF” to disable it.
•
“EMGCY” lights up on the fluorescent display when the “EMERGENCY REC” of the “RECORDING SET UP” menu is set to “ON”.
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ALARM RECORD TIME DISPLAY
When alarm recordings begin, the start times are stored in memory, so it is possible to confirm
when they have occurred. Select the “ALARM LIST” in the “MAINTENANCE” menu and the
alarm list display will appear on the screen.
• Up to 3 alarm recording start times can be stored in memory. For more than that, the first and
the last 2 times will be displayed.
• The alarm recording list is reset by the following procedure.
1. Select the “ALARM LIST CLEAR” in the “MAINTENANCE” menu.
2. Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right. “ALARM LIST CLEAR” will be displayed.
3. Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the left. “ALARM LIST” will be cleared.
<ALARM LIST>
0001
05 - 01 - 98 01 : 00
0002
07 - 01 - 98 21 : 10
0003
10 - 01 - 98 09 : 15
LOCATING THE START OF ALARM RECORDINGS
This machine automatically inserts an index signal at the beginning of each ALARM RECORDING, allowing the start of
each alarm to be located.
^ INDEX SEARCH
During fast forward or rewind the machine will search for index signals. When an Index signal is found, the VCR will
playback the tape and stay in still mode.
1 Press the COUNTER MEMORY/SKIP/INDEX button to illuminate “INDEX” on the fluorescent display.
(On the fluorescent display “INDEX” will be illuminated and the number indication will be illuminated.)
2 Turn the JOG dial to display the number (1-15) corresponding to the alarm index you desire to locate.
3 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right (forward direction) or left (reverse direction).
(The program indication number will decrease one by one as each index signal goes by.)
Present position
Rewind direction
Fast forward direction
ALARM
RECORDING
ALARM
RECORDING
ALARM
ALARM
RECORDING RECORDING
+1
-1
-15
ALARM
RECORDING
+2
+15
• The index signal may be difficult to locate in some recording conditions.
^ SKIP SEARCH
The VCR will fast forward or rewind until an index signal is located and then playback for about 4 seconds in 3H or 6H
mode. This process is repeated until the end or beginning of the tape is reached.
Present position
1 Press the COUNTER MEMORY/SKIP/INDEX button to illuminate “SKIP” on the fluorescent display.
Index
Index
ALARM
RECORDING
2 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right or left.
Fast forward
Approx. 4 sec.
playback
Fast forward
ALARM
RECORDING
Fast forward
Approx. 4 sec.
playback
Until the index signal is located, the machine will fast forward (or rewind). When an index signal is located, the machine will
playback (in 3H or 6H mode) for about 4 seconds. This process will be repeated until the end or the beginning of the tape
is reached.
• When the desired position is located, press the PLAY button.
• To stop SKIP SEARCH, press the STOP button.
• The index signal may be difficult to locate in some recording conditions.
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PLAYBACK
2
5
EJECT
VIDEO
COLOR
B/W
JOG/ADJUST
REC
POWER
SHUTTLE
CLEAR/
ENTER/
REW
FF
STOP
PICTURE
DISPLAY
SOFT
SHARP
POSITION/
TRACKING VERTICAL
ADJUST
COUNTER
RESET
1
COUNTER MEMORY/
SKIP/INDEX
REC/PLAY
MODE
TIMER REC
4
PLAY
PAUAE
SHUTTLE HOLD
3
SHUTTLE ring
1 Set the VIDEO to either COLOR or B/W. When B/W is set, color recordings are played without color.
2 Load a pre-recorded tape.
AUTO PLAY:
If a cassette with the erasure prevention tab removed is loaded, the unit automatically begins playback mode.
3 Press the PLAY button to start playback.
4 Press the REC/PLAY MODE (+) or (-) button to select the desired playback mode.
• A tape recorded in SP mode can not be played back in 6H and L18H mode.
• A tape recorded in LP mode can not be played back in 3H and L24H mode.
5 Press the STOP button to stop playback.
^ Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the left to rewind the tape when the VCR is in the stop mode.
^ Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the right to fast forward the tape when the VCR is in the stop mode.
^ PLAYBACK MODE
• When the REC/PLAY MODE button is pressed, the playback mode is switched in the order of 3H } L24H } 24H }
48H } 72H } 96H } 120H } 168H } 0H } 3H } (in case of the recording in SP mode).
• When the REC/PLAY MODE button is pressed, the playback mode is switched in the order of 6H } L18H } 48H }
72H } 96H } 120H } 168H } 0H } 6H } (in case of the recording in LP mode).
^ AUDIO PLAYBACK
• The modes with the letter “L” (L18H or L24H) are for audio recording and playback on the linear track.
Playback mode
3H
6H
L18H
L24H
24H - 168H
Audio playback
Available
Available
Available
Available
Not Available
Picture quality
Good
Good
Vibrating
Vibrating
Less Vibrating
N
• There is normal sound playback only when a tape recorded in 3H - L24H modes is played back in its respective mode.
• If a recording is played back in a higher mode than it was recorded, the picture will be played back in slow motion, and
if a recording is played back in a lower mode than it was recorded, the picture will be played back in fast motion.
• The picture may move up/down or noise may occur when the tape is played back in L18H, L24H, 24H - 168H mode
(even if the tape was recorded in L18H, L24H, 48H - 168H mode).
• During the playback of a tape recorded in LP mode, the colour might not appear on the top edge of the screen.
^ When the end of the tape is reached.
The following functions are automatically engaged when tape end is reached during playback or fast forwarding.
Tape End Selected
Playback
Fast forward
“REPEAT” or “ALARM • PROT”
“STOP” or “REWIND”
The tape automatically rewinds to the beginning and stops.
Stop
Stop
Stop
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SPECIAL EFFECTS PLAYBACK
The following convenient functions are available. Audio output is muted during special effects playback.
SHUTTLE RING
6
7
5
You can adjust the speed by using the SHUTTLE ring.
1 Press the PLAY button to begin playback.
2 Press the PAUSE/SHUTTLE HOLD button to obtain
a still picture.
3 Turn the SHUTTLE ring to the angle for the desired
playback speed.
N
• If the SHUTTLE ring is released, it will come back to
the centre position and still mode will be resumed.
• Pressing the PAUSE/SHUTTLE HOLD button while
turning and holding the SHUTTLE ring as in step 3,
continues the playback speed you selected even
though the SHUTTLE ring is released.
• If a tape recorded in LP mode is played back and the
playback mode is shifted between any of the special
effects playback modes, the colour might disappear.
• When a tape recorded in LP mode is in still or slow
playback mode, the colour might not appear on the
top edge of the screen.
1/30
1/15
4
3
1/30
1/7
3
2
1
8
1/15
1/7
9
2
A
7(7)
7(7)
13(9)
13(9)
1 Reverse high speed search
2 Reverse speed search
3 Reverse fast playback (x3)
4 Reverse playback
5 Reverse slow
6 Still
B
7 Slow playback
8 Normal playback
9 Fast playback (x2)
A Forward speed search
B Forward high speed search
( ) indicates the playback speed of the recorded tape in
SP mode.
3
DIRECT SHUTTLE RING
2
3
4
5
7(7)
7(7)
You can also change the playback speed without entering the PAUSE mode by turning the SHUTTLE ring
during playback.
If you release the ring, it will come back to the centre
position, and normal playback will resume.
1
6
2
13(9)
1 Reverse high speed search
2 Reverse speed search
3 Reverse fast playback (x3)
4 Normal playback
13(9)
7
5 Fast playback (x2)
6 Forward speed search
7 Forward high speed search
( ) indicates the playback speed of the recorded tape in SP mode.
STILL PICTURE
If you press the PAUSE/SHUTTLE HOLD button during playback, you will obtain a still picture.
Press the PAUSE/SHUTTLE HOLD button again to resume the normal playback mode.
N
• A few noise bars or vertical movement may appear during still playback.
• When a tape recorded in LP mode is in still mode, the colour might not appear on the top edge of the screen.
FRAME BY FRAME PLAYBACK
You can use the JOG dial to advance the tape frame by frame.
1 While the VCR is playing a tape, press the PAUSE/SHUTTLE HOLD button to freeze the picture on screen.
2 Slightly rotate the JOG dial clockwise to advance the tape forward. Slightly rotate it counterclockwise to reverse the
tape. To obtain a frame by frame picture continuously, keep rotating the JOG dial.
3 To resume normal playback, press the PLAY button.
N
• When switching between forward and reverse playback, noise bars may appear on the picture.
• A few noise bars or vertical movement may appear during frame by frame playback.
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ADJUSTMENT DURING PLAYBACK
TRACKING ADJUSTMENT
If noise appears in the picture during playback, fast playback, reverse playback or forward/reverse slow playback, adjust
the TRACKING buttons to achieve the best picture.
If noise appears
TRACKING
POSITION/
VERTICAL
ADJUST
TRACKING
POSITION/
VERTICAL
ADJUST
For tracking adjustment at fast playback, reverse playback or forward/reverse slow playback mode, press the PAUSE/
SHUTTLE HOLD button while turning and holding the SHUTTLE ring.
When pressing the TRACKING (+) and (-) buttons at the same time during playback, reverse playback or forward/reverse
slow playback, the tracking is set to the initial setting.
N
• When in reverse playback or reverse slow mode, noise bars may appear on the screen.
• Noise bars will move continuously through the picture when a TRACKING button is pressed and held (except in L24H
playback mode).
• Noise bars will move through the picture each time the TRACKING button is pressed (in L24H playback mode).
• When a picture recorded in 3H mode is played back in L24H mode, noise may appear on the screen even though
adjusted with the tracking button.
PICTURE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT
This control allows you to adjust the playback picture so that the outline is sharper or softer.
SOFT
PICTURE
SHARP
SHARP
SOFT
N
• This control is only effective during playback.
VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT (Correcting picture vibration at the top and bottom)
The picture vibration can be reduced or eliminated by the following steps.
1 If the vibration occurs in still, slow motion, fast playback(x2) or normal playback in 24H - 168H or 0H mode, playback
a tape which is recorded in 3H or 6H mode with this VCR and press the PAUSE button.
If the vibration occurs during normal playback in L18H or L24H mode, playback a tape in each playback mode.
2 Press the VERTICAL ADJUST (+) or (-) button to reduce or eliminate the picture vibration.
When the picture is
vibrating
TRACKING
POSITION/
VERTICAL
ADJUST
TRACKING
POSITION
VRTTICAL
ADJUST
N
• Horizontal vibration cannot be corrected with the VERTICAL ADJUST buttons.
• When the VERTICAL ADJUST (+) and (-) buttons are pressed at the same time during still playback, the VERTICAL
ADJUST is set to initial setting.
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WARNING DISPLAY
SELF DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTION
The VCR uses a self diagnostic function to detect internal malfunctions during recording. Should a malfunction occur during recording,
a corresponding indication appears on the monitor screen and the fluorescent display.
The type of malfunction corresponding to the indication, and countermeasures, are given below.
Fluorescent
display
Monitor
End
TAPE END
Turn off the indication on the fluorescent
THE TAPE ENDS DURING Rewind the tape and display and on the screen by pressing the
press
the
EJECT
button.
RECORDING
EJECT button or rewinding the tape.
—
NO SIGNAL
LACK OF VIDEO SIGNAL
INPUT (NOTE 1)
When a video signal is restored or the
Check for loose connecrecord mode is cleared, the indication on
tions.
the screen turns off.
TAPE/DECK TROUBLE
First, check the cassette. If there seems to be nothing wrong with
the cassette, try the recording operation again. If the indication
“CHECK” is still displayed, change the cassette with a new one and
try the operation again. Otherwise, unplug the power cord and contact your dealer.
—
CHECK
CAUSE
REMEDY
TO TURN OFF THE INDICATION
N
1. Lack of video input signal.
If the VCR is set to record and an input signal is not detected, the indication NO SIGNAL appears on the monitor screen and the
CALL signal is output from the rear terminal.
Check that the cable from the camera is not broken and the camera's power has not been lost.
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BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
Symptom
VCR does not operate.
The VCR POWER is ON but unit does
not operate.
Remedy
• Is the LOCK indicator illuminated?
• Has the power cord been disconnected from the AC outlet?
• Is the TIMER REC indicator illuminated?
• Is the LOCK indicator illuminated?
• Safety devices are operating.
Press the RESET button on the rear panel using a suitable implement.
No picture is obtained on the MONITOR
• Is the video cable connected properly, or is the cable defective?
screen.
No operation when any tape operation
button is pressed.
• Is the LOCK indicator illuminated?
• Is a cassette inserted?
Recording does not work.
• Is the LOCK indicator illuminated?
• Has the cassette’s erasure prevention tab been broken off?
• Has the tape run out?
Recording cannot be stopped by
pressing the STOP button.
• Is the LOCK indicator illuminated?
• Is the TIMER REC indicator illuminated?
Timer recording does not operate.
• Has the present time and recording time been set accurately?
No operation when the PLAY button is
pressed.
• Is the LOCK indicator illuminated?
• Has the tape run out?
• Is a cassette inserted?
Noise bars in the picture during play• Has the TRACKING control been adjusted?
back.
The picture vibrates at the top and
bottom when in still picture mode.
• Has the VERTICAL ADJUST control been adjusted?
Clear camera pictures during recording but during playback the picture is
not clear.
• This symptom may occur when the recorder has been used for a long
period of time. During this time, a deposit of oxide has built up on the
video heads which must now be cleaned. Cleaning of the heads requires
expertise. Please consult your dealer.
The picture is not clear on the monitor.
• Is the camera focused?
The present time is not correct even
though the VCR is used everyday.
• Make sure the VCR has mains power supplied continuously for at least
40 hours per week.
• Make sure the VCR has mains power supplied continuously for at least
The power cord has been disconnected
40 hours per week.
for less than 31days but the present time • The contents stored in the memory may be erased before the 31 days
has been reset.
depending on the charge time of the power failure compensation circuit.
Set the present time again.
Repeat recording does not work.
• Is the repeat recording indicator illuminated?
• Is the alarm recording started?
Alarm recording does not work.
• Is the external switch connected correctly?
Playback speed is fast or slow.
• Is the playback mode set to the desired mode with REC/PLAY MODE button?
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CONTROL INPUT/OUTPUT SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS
2 SET/ RST/ REC IN terminals (screw)
Active:
When input terminals are short-circuited to GND or “L” level voltage (0 - +1.6V) applied.
Time for active: 0.1 sec or over.
Non active:
Open the input.
DC5V
SET/RST/REC IN 22kΩ
10kΩ
0.047µF
1kΩ
GND
<Interface circuit inside the VCR>
2 ALM/ MODE/CALL OUT terminals (screw)
Active:
“L” Level voltage (0 - +0.4V) outputted; max. drive current 50mA(+5V DC)/
10mA(+24V DC)
Open; max. voltage +24V DC
Non active:
ALM / MODE/ CALL OUT
GND
<Interface circuit inside the VCR>
2 CLK OUT terminal (screw)
DC12V
10kΩ
CLK OUT
10kΩ
GND
<Interface circuit inside the VCR>
CLK OUT signal
• When “F” is selected in REC of CLOCK OUT mode in 3H or 6H recording.
+12V
0V
10msec
• During recording in L18H - 168H recording mode.
+12V
0V
8msec
• When except “F” is selected in REC of CLOCK OUT mode in 3H or 6H recording.
+12V
0V
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20msec
CONTROL INPUT/OUTPUT SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS
2 REMOTE jack
Circuit
MJ
Shielded
cable
R
R
R
SW
1
1)Resistor R:
SW
SW
2 ···································· 31
2)Button switch:
3)Connector MJ:
Metal film resistor 1/4W 33kohms ±1%,
temperature factor ±100ppm/°C.
Momentary, ON resistor 200ohms or under.
Miniature jack, 2.5mm in diameter, comply with JISC6560.
Operational conditions
1)Isolation resistor:
2)Floating capacity:
3)Environmental temperature:
4)Relative temperature:
200Mohms or over (in connector MJ)
0.1µF or under (in connector MJ).
5-40°C (common with VCR).
Max. 80% (common with VCR).
SW
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Remote control switch functions
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Function
STOP
RECORDING
PAUSE
PLAYBACK
REVERSE PLAYBACK
FORWARD FRAME SHIFT
FAST FORWARD
REWIND
Position
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Function
3H/6H
L24H/L18H
48H (SP/LP)
72H (SP/LP)
120H (SP/LP)
168H (SP/LP)
0H (SP/LP)
SP/LP
Position
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Function
POWER ON/OFF
REVERSE FRAME SHIFT
TIME DATE SEARCH
INDEX SEARCH
( )DISPLAY/SET
(+)DISPLAY/SET
LEFT POSITION/SHIFT
RIGHT POSITION/SHIFT
2 Remote control unit (optional)
The optional Remote Control (R-7100) provides remote operation of the VCR.
Before using the remote control, put the label on it as shown in Fig.
Label (A-2)
REC/PLAY MODE
SP/LP
Label (B-2)
3H/6H L24H/L18H
PLAY
STOP
REC
PAUSE
/STILL
REV
PLAY
FR ADV
/REW
FF/
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Position
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Function
DOWN POSITION/SHIFT
UP POSITION/SHIFT
CLEAR
START/END
( )REC/PLAY MODE
(+)REC/PLAY MODE
SKIP SEARCH
TIMER RECORDING
SPECIFICATIONS
Tape Format:
Power Source:
Power Consumption:
Television System:
Video Recording System:
Luminance Signal:
Color Signal:
Audio Track:
Tape Speed and Recording
Time (with E-180 cassette):
Fast Forward/Rewind Time:
Video Heads:
Audio/Control:
Erase:
Motors:
Video Input:
Audio Input:
Microphone Input:
Video Output:
Audio Output:
Horizontal Resolution:
Audio Frequency Response:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
Operating Temperature:
Relative Humidity:
Dimensions:
(Jog dial included)
Weight:
Alarm Recording Time:
Display Format:
Display Position:
Timer Program:
Memory Backup:
Elapsed Time Indicator:
CONNECTORS
SET Input:
RST Input:
REC Input:
GND:
ALM Output:
CLK Output:
MODE Output:
CALL Output:
REMOTE Jack:
Rating:
ALM/CALL/MODE
SET/RST/REC
CLK
VHS 1/2" width high-density video cassette tape.
AC100-230V (HS-7168E(B), HS-7168EM(B)), AC100-240V (HS-7168E(A)), 50/60Hz.
Approx.20watts.
625 lines, 50 field PAL-type color system.
2 rotary heads, azimuth helical scanning system.
Frequency modulation recording.
Low frequency conversion, sub-carrier phase shift recording.
1 track.
Mode
Time
Speed
Recording interval
Video signal
Audio signal
Tape drive
3H(SP)
3hrs
23.39mm/sec 20.00msec./Field
Continuous
Recordable
Continuous
6H(LP)
6hrs
11.70mm/sec 20.00msec./Field
Continuous
Recordable
Continuous
L18H(LP) 18hrs
3.90mm/sec 60.00msec./Field
Time lapse
Recordable
Continuous (Slow)
L24H(SP) 27hrs
2.60mm/sec 180.00msec./Field
Time lapse
Recordable
Continuous (Slow)
48H(SP) 51hrs
–
340msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
48H(LP)
54hrs
–
180msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
72H(SP) 75hrs
–
500msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
72H(LP)
78hrs
–
260msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
96H(SP) 99hrs
–
660msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
96H(LP)
102hrs
–
340msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
120H(SP) 123hrs
–
820msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
120H(LP) 126hrs
–
420msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
168H(SP) 171hrs
–
1140msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
168H(LP) 174hrs
–
580msec./Field
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
0H
–
–
–
Time lapse
Not recorded Time lapse
Approx. 140sec. with E-180 cassette.
6 rotary single crystal heads.
1 stationary head.
1 full-track head.
3 motors-drum/capstan direct drive system.
1.0Vp-p, 75ohms BNC plug.
-8dBs, 50kohms, RCA plug.
-67dBs, 600ohms, mini mic jack.
1.0Vp-p, 75ohms BNC plug.
-6dBs, 1kohms, RCA plug.
More than 330 lines (Black & White)
More than 240 lines (Colour)
70Hz- 7kHz (3H mode).
Video: better than 42dB.
Audio: better than 43dB.
41°F-104°F (5°C to 40°C).
Max.80(%)
16.7(W)x12.4(D)x3.7(H)(in.).
425(W)x315(D)x93(H)(mm).
10 lbs (4.5kg.)
Timed: 15 sec/30 sec/45 sec/1 min./2 min./5 min./10 min.
Manual 1: Until the alarm reset switch is switched on. Manual 2: Until the alarm set switch is switched off.
DISPLAY MODE 1:
(Day)-(Month)-(Year) (Hour) : (Minute) : (Second) (Alarm recording no.)
DISPLAY MODE 2:
(Day)-(Month)-(Year) (Day of week) (Alarm recording no.),
(Hour) : (Minute) : (Second) (Recording mode)
In any position.
8 programs - daily start and stop time for one week.
Lasts 31days.
The maximum of 89,999 hours.
Screw terminal for starting alarm recording.
Screw terminal for finishing alarm recording or for adjusting on-screen clock.
Screw terminal for starting/finishing recording or for series recording or for synchronous recording.
Screw terminal for ground.
Screw terminal for output while alarm recording is under way.
Screw terminal to command camera switching.
Screw terminal for indication of VCR selected mode.
Screw terminal for external warning device or for series recording.
Jack for connecting the remote control unit.
Active: “Low” level, max. Current 50mA (+5VDC)/10mA (+24VDC).
Non active: Open, max. Voltage +24V DC.
Active: When terminals are short-circuited or “Low” level voltage applied.
Non active: Open, max. Voltage +17V DC.
Recording: A pulse of the frequency division ratio selected by REAR TERMINAL menu.
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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