3-993-539-11 (1)
Digital HD
Videocassette
Recorder
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
HVR-1500
© 2006 Sony Corporation
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
dose not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
• Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
• Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED.
CAUTION
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the apparatus.
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The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the
unit itself has been turned off.
When installing the installation space must be secured in
consideration of the ventilation and service operation.
• Do not block the vents of the fans.
• Leave a space around the unit for ventilation.
• Leave more than 10 cm of space in the rear of the unit to
secure the operation area.
When the unit is installed on the desk or the like, leaving 10 cm
or more of space above the unit is recommended for service
operation.
IMPORTANT
The nameplate is located on the bottom.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
For the customers in the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
All interface cables used to connect peripherals must be
shielded in order to comply with the limits for a digital device
pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
WARNING: THIS WARNING IS APPLICABLE FOR USA
ONLY.
If used in USA, use the UL LISTED power cord specified
below.
DO NOT USE ANY OTHER POWER CORD.
Plug Cap Parallel blade with ground pin
(NEMA 5-15P Configuration)
Cord
Type SJT, three 16 or 18 AWG wires
Length
Minimum 1.5m (4 ft .11in.), Less than 2.5 m (8 ft .3
in.)
Rating
Minimum 10 A, 125 V
Voor de Klanten in Nederland
• Gooi de batterij niet weg maar lever deze in als
klein chemisch afval (KCA).
• Dit apparaat bevat een vast ingebouwde
batterij die niet vervangen hoeft te worden
tijdens de levensduur van het apparaat.
• Raadpleeg uw leverancier indien de batterij
toch vervangen moet worden. De batterij mag
alleen vervangen worden door vakbekwaam
servicepersoneel.
• Lever het apparaat aan het einde van de
levensduur in voor recycling, de batterij zal dan
op correcte wijze verwerkt worden.
Using this unit at a voltage other than 120V mayr equire the
use of a different line cord or attachment plug, or both. To
reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, refer servicing to
qualified service personnel.
WARNING: THIS WARNING IS APPLICABLE FOR OTHER
COUNTRIES.
1. Use the approved Power Cord (3-core mains lead) /
Appliance Connector / Plug with earthing-contacts that
conforms to the safety regulations of each country if
applicable.
2. Use the Power Cord (3-core mains lead) / Appliance
Connector / Plug conforming to the proper ratings (Voltage,
Ampere).
If you have questions on the use of the above Power Cord /
Appliance Connector / Plug, please consult a qualified service
personnel.
WARNING
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones
can cause hearing loss.
In order to use this product safely, avoid prolonged listening at
excessive sound pressure levels.
For the customers in Europe
This product with the CE marking complies with both the EMC
Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/
EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.
Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the
following European standards:
• EN60065 : Product Safety
• EN55103-1 : Electromagnetic Interference(Emission)
• EN55103-2 : Electromagnetic Susceptibility(Immunity)
This product is intended for use in the following
Electromagnetic Environment(s):
E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3
(urban outdoors), E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV
studio)
For the customers in Taiwan only
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Overview
Features............................................................................................ 7
HDV Format.......................................................................................... 7
DVCAM/DV Format............................................................................. 7
Variety of Interfaces .............................................................................. 8
Other Features ....................................................................................... 8
Names and Functions of Parts ..................................................... 10
Front Panel .......................................................................................... 10
Rear Panel............................................................................................ 19
Chapter 2 Preparations
Before Using this Unit ................................................................... 23
Setting the System Frequency ............................................................. 23
Setup Menu.......................................................................................... 23
Using the ASSIGN Button .................................................................. 25
Adjusting the LCD Monitor Image ..................................................... 25
Connecting an External Monitor .................................................. 26
To View Video .................................................................................... 26
To View HD Video ............................................................................. 26
Superimposed Text Information................................................... 27
To Turn Superimposed Text on and off .............................................. 27
Adjusting the Text Display.................................................................. 27
Information Displayed......................................................................... 27
Displaying Supplementary Status Information........................... 28
Time Data Handled by This Unit ................................................... 30
Displaying the Time Data and Operating Mode .......................... 30
Displaying on the Monitor Screen....................................................... 30
Recording Formats and Input/Output Signals ............................ 32
Differences among HDV 1080i, DVCAM, and DV formats .............. 32
Input and Output Signals in E-E Mode ............................................... 32
Input Signals and Recording Formats ................................................. 34
Playback Formats and Outputs............................................................ 35
Usable Cassettes ........................................................................... 37
Inserting and Ejecting Cassettes.......................................................... 38
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Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Recording ....................................................................................... 39
Settings for Recording......................................................................... 39
Carrying out Recording ....................................................................... 41
Playback ......................................................................................... 43
Settings for Playback........................................................................... 43
Playback Operations............................................................................ 43
Variable Speed Playback..................................................................... 44
Operation From an External Device.................................................... 44
Repeat Playback — Automatic Cyclical Playback ............................. 45
Setting Points A and B for Repeat Playback ....................................... 45
Cuing Up to Any Desired Position Set as Point A or B ...................... 48
Chapter 4 Using Time Data
Recording Timecode and User Bit Data ...................................... 49
Setting the Timecode Initial Value, and Setting User Bit Data........... 49
Recording Timecode to Continue from Previously Recorded
Timecode.................................................................................... 50
Synchronizing the Internal Timecode Generator to an External
Timecode — External Synchronization..................................... 51
Outputting Timecode..................................................................... 52
Timecode Output During Playback..................................................... 52
Timecode Output During Recording and in E-E Mode ...................... 52
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
Connection Using i.LINK............................................................... 53
Use in a Nonlinear Editing System (AV/C Connection)..................... 53
Using in a Cut Editing System ............................................................ 54
Connections for a Linear Editing System ................................... 56
Editing in DVCAM Format Using an External Controller ................. 56
When Using This Unit as an HDV Tape Player.................................. 59
When Using the Editing Functions of the Recorder............................ 61
Chapter 6 Using the i.LINK Connector for Dubbing and TC Insert
Digital Dubbing .............................................................................. 62
Connections and Settings .................................................................... 62
Digitally Dubbing Signals in HDV/DVCAM/DV Format.................. 63
Rerecording the Timecode – TC Insert Function (DVCAM Format
Only)......................................................................................... 66
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Chapter 7 Menus
Menu Organization ........................................................................ 68
Menu Contents ............................................................................... 71
Setup Menu.......................................................................................... 71
Auto Mode (AUTO FUNCTION) Execution Menu ........................... 82
Changing Menu Settings............................................................... 84
Buttons Used to Change Settings ........................................................ 84
Changing the Settings of BASIC menu Items..................................... 84
Displaying ENHANCED Menu Items ................................................ 86
Changing the Settings of ENHANCED Menu Items .......................... 86
Returning Menu Settings to Their Factory Default Settings ............... 86
Assigning a Function to the ASSIGN Button .............................. 87
Appendix
Important Notes on Operation...................................................... 89
Note on faulty pixels on the LCD panel.............................................. 89
Condensation ....................................................................................... 89
Periodical Maintenance ................................................................. 90
Digital hours meter .............................................................................. 90
Head Cleaning................................................................................ 92
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 93
Alarm Messages .................................................................................. 94
Error Messages .................................................................................... 96
About i.LINK ................................................................................... 97
Specifications ................................................................................ 98
Glossary .......................................................................................101
Index ............................................................................................104
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Features
The HVR-1500 is a digital HD videocassette recorder,
using the HDV 1) and DVCAM 2)/DV formats. The video
signals are digitally processed as separate chrominance
and luminance signals (component video), to provide
stable high picture quality.
The unit is equipped as standard with an i.LINK interface
supporting HDV/DVCAM(DV), SD-SDI input and
output, HD-SDI output, digital audio AES/EBU input and
output, and also analog video and analog audio outputs,
making it suitable as a feeder for a non-linear editing
system, SD linear editing system or HD linear editing
system, with a wide range of applications in video
production.
Furthermore, SD analog video/audio input can be installed
as an option, to enable the unit to be used as an editing
recorder in an SD linear editing system.
It has a 2.7-inch (16:9) color LCD monitor, allowing
convenient checking of video, audio levels, menus, and so
on.
Chapter
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Chapter 1 Overview
Overview
digital interface is i.LINK, allowing connection to HDVsupporting peripherals.
High-performance down-conversion
function
When playing a tape recorded in HDV format, downconverted video can be output, allowing preview on
display devices that do not support digital high definition
(HD). The aspect ratio can be converted either by squeeze
or edge crop methods.
DVCAM/DV Format
Based on the 4:1:1 (60i)/4:2:0 (50i) component digital
consumer DV format, DVCAM is a 1/4-inch professional
digital recording format developed by Sony.
With this unit you can record and play in DVCAM format
and DV format (SP mode).
For details, see “Recording Formats and Input/Output
Signals” (page 32).
The principal feature of this unit are as follows.
Wide track
1) HDV and HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor
Company of Japan, Limited (JVC).
2) DVCAM is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
The recording track width of the DVCAM format is 15 µm,
50% wider than the 10 µm of the DV format. This ensures
adequate reliability for professional use.
HDV Format
DV format and DVCPRO (25 Mbps) format
playback functions
Digital high definition (HD) video can be recorded on and
played from an HDV, DVCAM or DV format cassette.
The compression used for the HDV video signal is MPEG2, as adopted for satellite and terrestrial digital HDTV
broadcasting, and Blu-ray disc.
Within the HDV format, this unit provides for an effective
1080 interlaced scan lines (in HDV 1080/60i and
HDV 1080/50i formats, image size 1440 × 1080 pixels).
The video recording bitrate is approximately 25 Mbps. The
You can play cassettes recorded in DV format (SP mode
only) and DVCPRO (25 Mbps) on this unit. When using
these as editing material in a linear editing system, as with
a DVCAM recorded cassette you can use the jog audio,
digital slow-motion, high-speed search and other
functions, for editing with rapid response and high
precision.
Features
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Notes
• The cue audio on a DVCPRO recorded tape cannot be
played back.
• Recording in DVCPRO format is not supported.
• A DV (LP) recorded tape cannot be played back.
Chapter 1 Overview
Support for three cassette sizes
There are two sizes of cassette: standard (L) and mini (S).
You can use either size with this unit.
The unit also accepts standard (L) and medium (M) sizes
of DVCPRO cassette.
• When a cassette is inserted, the reel mechanism of the
unit automatically adjusts to the size of the inserted
cassette.
• A cassette adapter is not required.
Variety of Interfaces
Digital interfaces
The following digital interfaces can be used with the unit.
i.LINK(HDV/DV): This provides i.LINK input/output
supporting HDV 1080i and DVCAM/DV formats.
SDI/AES/EBU: This provides SD digital video/ audio
input and output.
HD-SDI: This provides HD-SDI output when playing
tapes recorded in HDV format.
Analog interfaces
The unit can also use the following analog interfaces.
Analog video: These interfaces include an SD component,
HD component, composite, and S-video output.
The same BNC type output connectors are used to
output signals in 4 different formats selected with
menu items for output.
Also, the unit is equipped with a dedicated monitor
connector to output composite video, so that when
playing a tape recorded in HDV format a downconverted signal can be viewed on an external
monitor. This output can also include superimposed
timecode, operating mode indications, error
messages, and other text information. Further,
installing the option board HVBK-1505 enables the
unit to support a component (SD signal only),
composite and S-video input.
Analog audio: The unit has two audio channels for output.
When in 4-channel mode, the two audio channels can
be output either as channels 1 and 2 or as channels 3
and 4.
The analog output interfaces are provided as standard so
that the unit can readily be used as a viewer, for example,
at broadcasting stations and aboard outside broadcast vans
without requiring any option boards. Inputting analog
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Features
video and audio signals requires the optional HVBK-1505
Analog Input Board.
Other Features
Support for both 1080, 525/60i (NTSC) and
1080, 625/50i (PAL) formats
This unit supports both 60i and 50i formats. You can
switch between these signal formats with a menu setting.
For details of switching signal formats, see “Setting the
System Frequency” (page 23).
Not only for recording and playback with a VCR
connected, but also when downloading a signal edited with
a computer, or uploading from this unit to a computer, both
60i and 50i formats are supported. However, format
conversion is not supported.
Note that for this unit, 60i indicates a field frequency of
59.94 Hz.
16:9 color LCD monitor
The unit is equipped with a 2.7-inch (16:9) color LCD
monitor, for checking content during recording and
playback. It also displays the setup menu, audio levels, unit
status, and other superimposed text information.
Compact design, with high reliability deck
mechanism
The mechanism is extremely durable and reliable,
including an aluminum diecast deck, two direct drive reel
motors, and head cleaner.
The footprint is small – two units can be mounted
alongside in a 19-inch rack, making the unit suitable for
desktop operation in cramped situations and as a feeder for
nonlinear editing.
In a relay vehicle, the unit can also be used as a viewer
supporting various analog and digital formats.
Remote control
The unit can be operated by remote control from an editing
control unit that supports the i.LINK inferface, the RS422A interface or an optional SIRCS 1) -compatible
remote control unit such as the DSRM-10.
1) SIRCS (Sony Integrated Remote Control System): A command protocol
to remote control Sony professional videocassette recorders/players.
Internal and external timecodes
An internal timecode generator and reader enables
timecode compliant with SMPTE (for 1080/60i)/EBU (for
1080/50i) format to be recorded and played back.
Outputting or inputting timecode (LTC) to or from an
external device is also possible using the TC IN/OUT
connectors. For DVCAM format, VITC is also supported.
This unit further supports embedded TC (RP188 LTC) for
SD-SDI input and output.
The reference video input connector of the unit is provided
with a loop-through connector which can be used to
connect the input reference video signal to other
equipment. When there is no loop-through connection, the
reference video input connector is automatically provided
with a 75-ohm termination. This unit supports input of SD
reference signals and HD reference signals (tri-level sync
signals). A loop-through output connector is provided for
reference signal input so that the input SD or HD sync
signals can be through output.
Video process control
For analog video output and SDI-format video output, you
can use menu items to adjust the video output level,
chroma signal output level, setup level and chroma phase.
The HD output can be adjusted independently.
Option Board
HVBK-1505 Analog Input Board
Installing this in the unit enables the following formats of
analog video/audio signals to be input.
Analog video signal input:The three BNC connectors are
each used to input the following three signal types.
• Composite video signal
• S-video signal
• Component video signal (Y, R-Y, B-Y)
Analog audio signal input: XLR connector (female)
These input signals can only be recorded in DVCAM/
DV(SP) format.
Chapter 1 Overview
Reference signal connection
(when HD is selected) outputs an HD color bar signal or
black burst signal.
Carry out these selections in the menus.
Note
Consult your Sony dealer or a Sony service representative
for more information about purchasing and installing an
option board.
Menu system for functionality and
operation settings
The unit provides a menu system to make its various
functions easier to use and set up its operation conditions.
Also, by assigning a desired menu item to the ASSIGN
button, you can recall frequently used functions more
rapidly.
Easy maintenance functions
Self-diagnostic/alarm function: This function
automatically detects setup and connection errors,
operation faults, and other problems. It also displays a
description of the problem, its cause, and the
recommended response on the monitor screen or time
counter display.
Digital hours meter: The digital hours meter functions
include four kinds of tally operations for operating
hours, head drum usage hours, tape transport hours,
and tape threading/unthreading times. The tally
results can be displayed on the monitor screen or the
time counter display.
Internal test signal generator
The unit has built-in video and audio test signal generators.
The video test signal generator can produce either a color
bar signal or a black burst signal. The audio test signal
generator can generate either a silent signal or a 1-kHz sine
wave signal. The HD-SDI output and component output
Features
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Names and Functions of Parts
Front Panel
Chapter 1 Overview
6 Cassette compartment
POWER
EJECT
7 EJECT button
1 POWER switch
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
60i
720 30p 720
60p
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
8 RESET (NO) button
-30
-40
2 MONITOR SELECT button
3 LEVEL knob
-60
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
CH2
EDIT MODE
REPEAT
TC
VITC
48K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
9 SET (YES) button
PRESET
PB
PHONES
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
STOP
F FWD
REC
A
B
4 PHONES jack
5 CONTROL-S connector
q; ASSIGN button
qa MENU button
qs TC PRESET button
qd COUNTER SELECT button
n DISPLAY button
3 LCD monitor (see page 14)
POWER
EJECT
LOCAL
9PIN
1 Video/audio input selection
section (see page 12)
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
2 Audio input/output
level control section
(see page 13)
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
60i
720 30p 720
60p
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
4 Remote control switch/
indicator section (see
page 17)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
-30
-40
-60
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
CH2
EDIT MODE
REPEAT
TC
VITC
48K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
PRESET
PB
PHONES
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
5 Arrow buttons (see page 17)
F Tape transport control
section (see page 18)
a POWER switch
Press the “ ” side to power on the unit. This causes the
LCD monitor to light. To power off the unit, press the
“ ” side of the switch.
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Names and Functions of Parts
b MONITOR SELECT (monitor audio selection)
button
Press this button to select the audio channels to be output
via the PHONES jack on the front panel or MONITOR
AUDIO connector on the rear panel.
When the audio level meters are displayed on the LCD
monitor, the channel indicators below the level meters are
highlighted to indicate the channel selection.
d PHONES jack (stereo phone jack)
Connect stereo headphones to the jack for audio
monitoring during recording, playback and editing. A
channel to monitor can be selected with the MONITOR
SELECT button.
When the audio level meters are displayed on the LCD
monitor, the channel indicators below the level meters are
highlighted to indicate the channel selection.
e CONTROL-S connector (stereo minijack)
Connect a SIRCS-compatible remote control unit such as
the DSRM-10 (option) to this connector.
f Cassette compartment
Accepts HDV, DVCAM, DV and DVCPRO (25 Mbps)
videocassettes.
For details of usable cassettes and cassette handling, see
“Usable Cassettes” (page 37).
g EJECT button
When you press this button, the cassette is automatically
ejected after a few seconds.
h RESET (NO) button
Press this button to:
• reset menu settings,
• send a negative response to the prompts issued by the
unit, or
• reset the time data shown in the time counter display to
zero.
i SET (YES) button
Press this button to:
• save new settings, such as selected menu items and
timecode settings, to unit’s memory, or
• send a positive response to the prompts issued by the
unit.
j ASSIGN button
You can assign a desired menu item (level 1 or level 2) to
the ASSIGN button. Once you assign a menu item, you can
recall the menu by simply pressing the ASSIGN button.
On how to use the menu, see Chapter 7, “Menus” (page
68).
l TC (timecode) PRESET button
Press this button to set the initial value of the timecode
produced by the internal timecode generator and user bit
data.
Chapter 1 Overview
c LEVEL (audio level adjustment) knob
This adjusts the volume of the audio output from the
PHONES jack. At the same time, it adjusts the volume of
the output from the MONITOR AUDIO connector on the
rear panel.
k MENU button
Press this button to display the menu on the LCD monitor
and the monitor screen. Press it again to exit the menu
display.
For details of setting an initial timecode value and user bit
data, see “Setting the Timecode Initial Value, and Setting
User Bit Data” (page 49).
m COUNTER SELECT button
Press this buton to select the type of time data to be
displayed in the time counter display. Each press of this
button cycles through the following three indicator display
options:
• CNT (count value of the time counter)
• TC (timecode) 1)
• UB (user bit data) 2)
1) When the TC SELECT menu item is set to VITC, displayed as VITC
(VITC timecode).
2) When the TC SELECT menu item is set to VITC, displayed as VIUB
(VITC user bit data).
Note
When the remote control switch on this unit is set to 9PIN
or i.LINK, and an external device is connected to the
REMOTE connector or HDV/DV connector on the rear
panel, then it is only possible to switch TC and UB by
pressing the COUNTER SELECT button on this unit. In
this case, carry out the time data display switching from
the external device.
n DISPLAY button
Each press of this button cycles through the following
three display modes of the LCD monitor.
Status display mode: default screen mode, displaying
input/output signals, and other setting details
Small screen display mode: for monitoring the video
while displaying audio level meters, timecodes, and
other information
Full screen display mode: for monitoring the video fullscreen
On how to assign a menu item, see “Assigning a Function
to the ASSIGN Button” (page 87).
Names and Functions of Parts
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A Video/audio input selection section
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
Chapter 1 Overview
d CH2 3/4 button
c CH1 1/2 button
2 VIDEO button
1 i.LINK button
INPUT SELECT buttons
a i.LINK button
At the same time as selecting the i.LINK input, this button
selects the recording format for i.LINK input recording.
When pressed, the button itself lights, indicating that the
i.LINK input (from the HDV/DV connector) is selected.
Each time you press, the signal format to be recorded on
the tape cycles through the followings:
• HDV format
• DVCAM or DV format 1)
Depending on the selection with this button, the
corresponding signal format is shown in the input signal
display (see page 15).
1) Make the DVCAM/DV recording format selection with the REC
FORMAT menu item (see page 72).
b VIDEO button
Each press of this button cycles through the following
input video signal selection options.
• Composite video signal input to the VIDEO IN
connectors (optional HVBK-1505 board required)
• S-video (separated Y and C) signals input to the VIDEO
IN connectors (optional HVBK-1505 board required)
• Y, R-Y and B-Y component video signals input to the
VIDEO IN connectors (optional HVBK-1505 board
required)
• SDI video signal input to the SDI IN connector
• Video test signal (selected with the INT VIDEO SG
menu item (see page 77)) generated by the internal
signal generator
The selection made with this button is indicated in the
input signal display (see page 15).
c CH1 1/2 (audio channel 1 or 1/2) button
Each press of this button cycles through the following
input audio signal selection options for audio channel 1
(when in 2-channel mode) or for audio channels 1 and 2
(when in 4-channel mode).
• Analog audio signal input to the AUDIO IN 1/3
connector (optional HVBK-1505 board required)
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Names and Functions of Parts
• Digital audio signal in AES/EBU format input to the
AUDIO (AES/EBU) IN 1/2 connector
• SDI audio signal input to the SDI IN connector
• Audio test signal (selected with the INT AUDIO SG
menu item (see page 80)) generated by the internal
signal generator
The selection made with this button is indicated in the
input signal display (see page 15).
When analog audio is selected, the signal input to the
AUDIO IN 1/3 connector is recorded either on channel 1
(when in 2- channel mode) or on channels 1 and 3 (when
in 4-channel mode). That is, in 4-channel mode, the same
analog audio signal is recorded on channels 1 and 3.
d CH2 3/4 (audio channel 2 or 3/4) button
Each press of this button cycles through the following
input audio signal selection options for audio channel 2
(when in 2-channel mode) or for audio channels 3 and 4
(when in 4-channel mode).
• Analog audio signal input to the AUDIO IN 2/4
connector (optional HVBK-1505 board required)
• Digital audio signal in AES/EBU format input to the
AUDIO (AES/EBU) IN 3/4 connector
• SDI audio signal input to the SDI IN connector
• Audio test signal (selected with the INT AUDIO SG
menu item (see page 80)) generated by the internal
signal generator
The selection made with this button is indicated in the
input signal display (see page 15).
When analog audio is selected, the signal input to the
AUDIO IN 2/4 connector is recorded either on channel 2
(when in 2- channel mode) or on channels 2 and 4 (when
in 4-channel mode). That is, in 4-channel mode, the same
analog audio signal is recorded on channels 2 and 4.
Using the REC/PB LEVEL control knobs with the
VARIABLE switch set to REC, it is possible to adjust the
audio levels on the two channels separately.
You can switch the audio recording mode with the REC
MODE menu item (see page 79).
Notes
• The video/audio input selection with buttons 2 to 4 is
only valid for recording signals in DVCAM/DV format.
• Signals in HDV format can be input through the i.LINK
interface only. Only the 2-channel mode is supported for
signals in HDV format.
B Audio input/output level control section
1 REC/PB LEVEL control knobs
REC/PB LEVEL
2
3
4
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1
VARIABLE
REC
PRESET
PB
2 VARIABLE switch
a REC/PB LEVEL (recording/playback audio level)
control knobs
These knobs used to control audio levels function
differently depending on the setting of the VARIABLE
switch as follows.
VARIABLE
switch setting
Functions of control knobs
PRESET
Control knobs are not effective.
The analog audio input/output levels are
set to the reference level set with the
LEVEL SELECT menu item (see
page 80).
REC
Control the analog/digital audio input
levels on channels 1 to 4 during
recording.
PB
Control the analog/digital audio output
levels on channels 1 to 4 during
playback.
b VARIABLE switch
Use to switch the way in which the REC/PB LEVEL
control knobs function.
Notes
• When selecting an i.LINK(HDV) input to record signals
in HDV format, it is not possible to adjust the audio
recording levels.
• The i.LINK output audio signal levels cannot be
adjusted with the REC/PB LEVEL control knobs.
However, when converting a tape recorded in HDV
format to the DVCAM/DV format using the i.LINK
output, the adjustments of the PB LEVEL are reflected.
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C LCD monitor
Status display mode:
1 System frequency display
7 Recording/playback signal format display
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2 Audio level meters
OVER
OVER
0
60i
720 30p 720
INPUT
-12
-20
OUTPUT
-30
-40
8 HD-SDI output format display
CH-1
AES/EBU
CH-2
ANALOG
9 Input signal display
COMPONENT SD
q; Output signal display
CH-1 / 2
-60
CH1
60p
COMPOSITE
TC
CH2
EDIT MODE
REPEAT
VITC
qa Cassette type
48K
12:34:56:00
4 Repeat
indicator
qs Time counter display
qd Audio mode
6 VITC indicator
3 Operation
mode
5 Time data type indicator
Full screen display mode:
Small screen display mode:
n Monitor area
OVER
qg Superimposed text information a)
OVER
0
-12
-20
-30
-40
-60
1 2
3 4
TC
VITC
48K
12:34:56:00
a) You can switch the display on or off in the CHARA. DISPLAY menu item
(see page 73).
In this manual, both the LCD monitor of this unit and an
externally connected monitor are referred to collectively as
the “monitor screen”.
a System frequency display
Indicates the current setting of the system frequency set in
the SYSTEM SEL menu item (see page 82).
60i: Indicates that 59.94i (J) or 59.94i (UC) (NTSC) is
selected.
50i: Indicates that 50i (PAL) is selected.
On how to set the system frequency, see “Setting the
System Frequency” (page 23).
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Names and Functions of Parts
TCR
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PLAY
LOCK
IP FV
b Audio level meters
These indicate the audio recording levels (during
recording) or audio playback levels (during playback) of
channels 1 to 4. If the audio level exceeds 0 dB, the OVER
indicator at the top lights.
c Operation mode
This indicates the current operating modes.
REC INHI (recording inhibit mode): Lights when the
REC/SAVE switch on the loaded cassette is in the
SAVE position (recording inhibited).
NO EDIT (not editable): Lights during playback of a tape
that contains a recording in other than DVCAM
format. When this indicator is lit, the recordings
contained in the tape can be used as source material
for editing, but editing operations such as insert
editing and assemble editing cannot be performed on
such tape. This indicator also lights during editing
d Repeat (repeat playback) indicator
Lights when the REPEAT MODE menu item (see
page 71) is set to ON to enable the repeat playback
function.
e Time data type indicator
Indicates the type of time data currently shown in the time
counter display.
TC: SMPTE timecode
UB: User bit data
CNT: Count value of the time counter
VITC: VITC timecode
VIUB: VITC user bit data
f VITC indicator
Lights when VITC is being read or recorded regardless of
time data shown in the time counter display.
g Recording/playback signal format display
Indicates the recording/playback video format.
h HD-SDI output format display
When converting the recording signal format on the tape
for output from the HD-SDI OUT connector, this shows
the signal format of the HD-SDI output.
i Input signal display
Indicates the signal formats of video and audio inputs
selected with the buttons (i.LINK, VIDEO, CH1 1/2, CH2
3/4) in video/audio input selection section.
First (top) line: Video area (Indicates the signal format of
video input.)
Second and third lines: Audio area (Indicates the signal
formats of the audio inputs.)
When there is no signal in the selected input, the
corresponding input signal indication flashes.
Note
The indicators without the corresponding option board
installed in the unit do not light.
• When i.LINK input is selected:
Indicator in video
area
Signal format
i.LINK:HDV
The digital video and audio signals in
i.LINK-compliant HDV format are
selected.
Indicator in video
area
Signal format
i.LINK:DV or
i.LINK: DVACAM 1)
The digital video and audio signals in
i.LINK-compliant DVCAM/DV format
are selected.
1) The display follows the recording format setting in the REC FORMAT
menu item (see page 72).
• When video input is selected:
Indicator in
video area
Signal format
COMPOSITE
Composite video signal (optional
HVBK-1505 board required)
S VIDEO
S-video (separated Y and C) signals
(optional HVBK-1505 board required)
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operation when the audio recording mode selected on
this unit does not coincide with that of the loaded tape.
EDIT MODE: Lights when this unit is set in editing mode
such as assemble editing or insert editing under the
control of either an editing control unit connected to
the REMOTE connector or device connected to the
HDV/DV connector on the rear panel (see page 19).
COMPONENT SD Y, R-Y and B-Y component video
signals (optional HVBK-1505 board
required)
SDI
SDI video signal
SG
Video test signal (factory default
setting)
• Audio:
The audio inputs for CH1 1/2 and CH2 3/4 can be selected
respectively. The following table shows the relationship
between the audio area indications and the signal selection.
Indicator in
audio area
Signal format
CH-1 1/2
(ANALOG, AES/
EBU, SDI, SG)
The indicator corresponding to the
signal format selected for audio input to
channel 1 (when in 2-channel mode) or
to channels 1 and 2 (when in 4-channel
mode) lights.
ANALOG: Analog audio signal
(optional HVBK-1505 board
required)
AES/EBU: Digital audio signal in AES/
EBU format
SDI: SD-SDI audio signal
SG: Audio test signal (factory default
setting)
CH-2 3/4
(ANALOG, AES/
EBU, SDI, SG)
The indicator corresponding to the
signal format selected for audio input to
channel 2 (when in 2-channel mode) or
to channels 3 and 4 (when in 4- channel
mode) lights.
ANALOG: Analog audio signal
(optional HVBK-1505 board
required)
AES/EBU: Digital audio signal in AES/
EBU format
SDI: SD-SDI audio signal
SG: Audio test signal (factory default
setting)
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15
Notes
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• When i.LINK input is selected, the audio input signal is
automatically input from the i.LINK connector, and no
indicator is displayed in audio area.
• Recording in HDV format is not possible when SG is
selected.
j Output signal display
Indicates the output video and audio signal format selected
with the INTERFACE SELECT menu items (see
page 81).
Upper line: Video area (Indicates a format of the analog
video output signals.)
Lower line: Audio area (Indicates an audio channel output
from the analog audio output connectors.)
Video area indicators
The indicator corresponding to the selected output analog
video signal format lights.
Indicator in
video area
Signal format
COMPOSITE/S
Composite video signal/S-video signal
COMPONENT
SD
Y, R-Y and B-Y component SD video
signals
COMPONENT
HD
Y, Pb/Pr component HD video signals
This selection determines the signals output from the Y/
CPST, Pr/R-Y/S-C, Pb/B-Y/S-Y and (SUPER) CPST
connectors on the rear panel as follows.
The superimposed text information output from the
(SUPER) CPST connector can be set to ON (output) or
OFF (do not output) with the CHARA. DISPLAY menu
item (see page 73).
• When COMPOSITE/S is selected:
Connectors
Output signal
Y/CPST
Composite signal
Pr/R-Y/S-C
C signal
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
Y signal
(SUPER) CPST
Composite signal
• When COMPONENT SD is selected:
Connectors
Output signal
Y/CPST
SD Y signal
Pr/R-Y/S-C
SD R-Y signal
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
SD B-Y signal
(SUPER) CPST
Composite signal
• When COMPONENT HD is selected:
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Names and Functions of Parts
Connectors
Output signal
Y/CPST
HD Y signal
Pr/R-Y/S-C
HD Pr signal
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
HD Pb signal
(SUPER) CPST
Composite signal
Audio area indicators
Indicates the channel selection for audio signal output
from the AUDIO OUT 1/3 and AUDIO OUT 2/4
connectors on the rear panel.
Indicators
Functions
CH 1/2
Channel 1 is output from the AUDIO OUT 1/
3 connector, and channel 2 from the AUDIO
OUT 2/4 connector.
CH 3/4
Channel 3 is output from the AUDIO OUT 1/
3 connector, and channel 4 from the AUDIO
OUT 2/4 connector.
You can change the output channel selection with the
AUDIO OUTPUT menu item (see page 81).
k Cassette type
Indicates the type of the loaded cassette.
: Lights when a cassette is loaded.
: Lights when a cassette provided with a memory
chip (“cassette memory”) is loaded.
CL
: Lights when a cassette is loaded on which
ClipLink log data is stored in the cassette memory.
l Time counter display
Indicates the count value of the time counter, timecode,
VITC, or user bit data depending on the settings of the
COUNTER SELECT button and the TC SELECT menu
item (see page 76).
Also used to display error messages, edit data, setup menu
data, etc.
m Audio mode
• During playback, this indicates the playback audio mode
in which the tape being played back was recorded.
48K: 2-channel mode (48 kHz)
44.1K: 2-channel mode (44.1 kHz)
32K: 4-channel mode (32 kHz)
• During recording or when in E-E mode, this indicates the
setting of the audio recording mode set with the REC
MODE menu item (see page 79).
48K: 2-channel mode (48 kHz)
32K: 4-channel mode (32 kHz)
Note
Only 48K (2-channel mode) is supported when
i.LINK(HDV) input is selected.
n Monitor area
Displays the monitor video.
o Superimposed text information
Displays the text information and supplementary status
information set in the menu.
4 Remote control switch/indicator section
2 Remote control switch
LOCAL
1 Format indicators
9PIN
i.LINK
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
Note
When the remote control switch is set to 9PIN or i.LINK,
no tape transport control buttons other than the EJECT and
STOP buttons will work.
This can be changed with the LOCAL ENABLE menu
item (see page 72).
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For details of superimposed text information, see
“Superimposed Text Information” (page 27).
LOCAL: Operate from the front panel or a remote control
unit connected to the CONTROL-S connector
(SIRCS-compatible).
9PIN: Operate from an external device connected to the
REMOTE connector (9PIN) on the rear panel.
i.LINK: Operate from an external device connected to the
HDV/DV connector on the rear panel.
c i.LINK format indicators
These indicate the i.LINK input/output signal format.
HDV: Lights when an HDV 1080i format signal is input/
output through the i.LINK interface.
DVCAM (DV): Lights when a DVCAM/DV format
signal is input/output through the i.LINK interface.
5 Arrow buttons
3 i.LINK format indicators
M, m, </A, ,/B buttons
a Format indicators
Indicates the tape format or input signal format during
recording or playback.
Indicator
During playback During recording/E-E
mode
HDV
Lights when a
tape recorded in
HDV format is
played back.
Lights when the selected
input is i.LINK:HDV.
DV
Lights when a
tape recorded in
DV (SP) format is
played back.
Lights when the REC
MODE menu item is set to
DV (SP), and one of the
following input is selected.
• Input other than i.LINK
• i.LINK:DV/DVCAM
DVCAM
Lights when a
tape recorded in
DVCAM format is
played back.
Lights when the REC
MODE menu item is set to
DVCAM, and one of the
following input is selected.
• Input other than i.LINK
• i.LINK:DV/DVCAM
Note
A
B
M, m, </A, ,/B buttons
Use these buttons to move around the menu items, and also
to set the initial timecode value and user bit data.
They can be used for search/variable-speed playback/
timecode display as follows.
• High-speed search playback
• Frame-by-frame playback
• Slow playback
For details of search playback operations, see “Variable
Speed Playback” (page 44).
• When points A and B are set for repeat playback:
When a tape recorded in DVCPRO (25 Mbps) format is
played back, no indication appears here.
Timecode display
Operation to carry out
Press the ,/B button.
b Remote control switch
Select whether operation of this unit is controlled from the
front panel, or from an external device (using i.LINK or
RS-422A (9PIN) interface).
Display the timecode of point
B in the time counter display
Display the timecode of point
A in the time counter display
Press the </A button.
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Timecode display
Operation to carry out
Display the value of (point B
Press the </A and ,/B
timecode) - (point A timecode) buttons at the same time.
• To cue up to point A or B:
Cueing up
Operation to carry out
Cues up to point B Hold down the ,/B button and press
the F FWD button or REW button.
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Cues up to point A Hold down the </A button and press
the F FWD button or REW button.
F Tape transport control section
6 Servo lock indicator
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
5 REC button
4 STOP button
3 F FWD button
2 PLAY button
1 REW button
a REW (rewind) button
When you press this button, it lights and the tape starts
rewinding.
When the AUTO EE SELECT >F. FWD/REW menu item
(see page 72) is set to PB, the picture appears on the
monitor during rewind.
b PLAY button
When you press this button, it lights and playback begins.
If you press this button during recording or editing, the
recording or editing operation is stopped and this unit
enters playback mode.
c F FWD (fast forward) button
When you press this button, it lights and the tape is fast
forwarded.
When the AUTO EE SELECT >F. FWD/REW menu item
(see page 72) is set to PB, the picture appears on the
monitor during fast forward.
d STOP button
Press this button to stop the current tape transport
operation.
e REC (record) button
When you press this button while holding down the PLAY
button, it lights and recording begins.
f Servo lock indicator
When the drum servo and capstan servo are locked, this
button lights.
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Names and Functions of Parts
Rear Panel
1 AC IN connector
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
R-Y/S-C
REF.VIDEO
IN(SD/HD)
IN
OUT1
IN
OUT
Y/CPST
OUT2 SDI
B-Y
VIDEO OUT
Pr/R-Y/S-C
OUT1
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
OUT2 HD-SDI
MONITOR
AUDIO
2/4
1/3
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
IN
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
1/2
TC
1/3
2 Analog video/audio signal output
section (see page 21)
OUT
3/4 1/2
HDV/DV
1 Analog video/audio signal input
section (optional HVBK-1505
board required) (see page 20)
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AC IN
AUDIO
IN
3/4
3Digital signal input/output section
(see page 22)
REMOTE
2 REMOTE connector
3
HDV/DV connector
4 MONITOR AUDIO connector
4 Timecode input/output
section (see page 22)
5 REF. VIDEO IN (SD/HD) (loop-through output) connectors
a AC IN connector
Use the specified power cord (not supplied) to connect this
to an AC outlet.
b REMOTE connector (D-sub 9-pin)
Use the optional 9-pin remote cable to connect an editing
controller that supports this unit, or a VCR that supports
editing with two units (DSR-2000A/2000AP, etc.), to
connect those devices to this unit for remote control.
DV jack of the device to this unit, which may cause a
malfunction.
• When connecting a device that has a 6-pin HDV/DV
jack to this unit, first connect the plug of the cable to the
6-pin HDV/DV jack of the device.
• When searching at speeds in the range +1/2 to +1/30 or
–1/30 to –1/2 times normal speed, the audio signal
output from this connector and monitored on external
equipment may sound differently from the audio signal
played back on this unit.
c
HDV/DV (HDV/DV input or output) connector
(6-pin IEEE 1394)
This connector inputs and outputs digital video and audio
signals in HDV/DVCAM/DV format.
Connect a nonlinear editor supported by this unit, or a
VCR (DSR-2000A/2000AP or similar) with a two-deck
editing function, using a 6-pin i.LINK cable (not supplied)
to enable remote operation.
Notes
• If the unit is connected to a device equipped with a 6-pin
HDV/DV jack, when you intend to disconnect or
reconnect the i.LINK cable, turn off the device and pull
out the plug of its power cord from the AC outlet
beforehand. If you connect or disconnect the i.LINK
cable while the device is connected to the AC outlet,
high-voltage current (8 to 40 V) is output from the HDV/
d MONITOR AUDIO connector (RCA phono jack)
This connector outputs audio signals for monitoring. The
audio signals to be output from this connector can be
selected with the MONITOR SELECT button (see
page 10).
e REF. (reference) VIDEO IN (SD/HD) (loopthrough output) connectors (BNC type)
Input a reference video signal. The two connectors are
loop-through connectors. You can connect the reference
video signal input to the left connector to other equipment
via the right connector (marked
). When no
connection is made to the right connector, the left
connector is terminated with an impedance of 75 Ω
automatically.
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19
1 Analog video/audio signal input section (optional HVBK-1505 board required)
The connectors in this section are available when the
optional HVBK-1505 board is installed.
2 AUDIO IN 1/3, 2/4 connectors
1 VIDEO IN connectors
Chapter 1 Overview
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
R-Y/S-C
B-Y
AUDIO
IN
1/3
a VIDEO IN connectors (BNC type)
There are the following VIDEO IN connectors for
inputting analog video signals:
• Y/S-Y/CPST (loop-through connectors)
• R-Y/S-C
• B-Y
The signals input to these connectors depend on the
selection made with the VIDEO button in the video/ audio
input selection section. The selection is indicated in the
video area of the input signal display.
The analog video signals that can be input to these
connectors are as follows.
2/4
b AUDIO IN 1/3, 2/4 connectors (XLR 3-pin, female)
Use these connectors to input analog audio signals from an
external video cassette player or other audio equipment.
The signals input to these connectors are recorded on the
audio channels determined by the current audio recording
mode, as follows.
• When in 2 CH (48 kHz) mode:
Connectors
Audio channels on which input
signals are recorded
AUDIO IN 1/3
Audio channel 1
AUDIO IN 2/4
Audio channel 2
• When COMPOSITE is selected:
• When in 4 CH (32 kHz) mode:
Connectors
Input signal
Y/S-Y/CPST
Composite signal
R-Y/S-C
not usable
B-Y
not usable
The two Y/S-Y/CPST connectors are loop-through
connectors. When using the signal input to the left Y/S-Y/
CPST connector as a composite video signal, for example,
you can bridge-connect the signal to other equipment via
the right Y/S-Y/CPST connector (marked
). When no
connection is made to the right Y/S-Y/CPST connector,
the left Y/S-Y/CPST connector is terminated with an
impedance of 75 Ω automatically.
• When S VIDEO is selected:
Connectors
Input signal
Y/S-Y/CPST
Y signal
R-Y/S-C
C signal (3.58 MHz)
B-Y
not usable
• When Y–R, B is selected:
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Connectors
Input signal
Y/S-Y/CPST
Y signal
R-Y/S-C
R-Y signal
B-Y
B-Y signal
Names and Functions of Parts
Connectors
Audio channels on which input
signals are recorded
AUDIO IN 1/3
Audio channels 1 and 3
AUDIO IN 2/4
Audio channels 2 and 4
You can switch the audio recording mode with the REC
MODE menu item (see page 79).
2 Analog video/audio signal output section
1 VIDEO OUT connectors, monitor video output connector
2 AUDIO OUT 1/3, 2/4 connectors
VIDEO OUT
Pr/R-Y/S-C
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
AUDIO
OUT
1/3
a VIDEO OUT connectors, monitor output
connector (BNC type)
There are the following VIDEO OUT connectors for
outputting analog video signals:
• Y/CPST
• Pr/R-Y/S-C
• Pb/B-Y/S-Y
The signals output from these connectors depend on the
setting of the VIDEO OUTPUT menu item (see page 81).
The setting is indicated in the video area of the output
signal display (see page 16).
The analog video signals that can be output from these
connectors are indicated in the following charts.
The monitor video output connector, (SUPER) CPST, is a
dedicated monitor connector to output composite video.
The superimposed text information output from the
(SUPER) CPST connector can be set to ON (output) or
OFF (do not output) with the CHARA. DISPLAY menu
item (see page 73).
Chapter 1 Overview
Y/CPST
2/4
Connectors
Output signal
(SUPER) CPST
Composite signal
b AUDIO OUT 1/3, 2/4 connectors (XLR 3-pin, male)
These connectors output analog audio signals.
The output audio channels are determined by the playback
audio mode and the setting (1/2 CH or 3/4 CH) of the
AUDIO OUTPUT menu item (see page 81) as follows.
• In 2-channel (48 kHz or 44.1 kHz) mode:
Connectors
Output audio channels
AUDIO OUT 1/3
Audio channel 1 (when 1/2 CH is
selected) or silent (when 3/4 CH is
selected)
AUDIO OUT 2/4
Audio channel 2 (when 1/2 CH is
selected) or silent (when 3/4 CH is
selected)
• In 4-channel (32 kHz) mode:
• When COMPOSITE/S is selected:
Connectors
Output signal
Y/CPST
Composite signal
Pr/R-Y/S-C
C signal
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
Y signal
(SUPER) CPST
Composite signal
Connectors
Output audio channels
AUDIO OUT 1/3
Audio channel 1 (when 1/2 CH is
selected) or audio channel 3
(when 3/4 CH is selected)
AUDIO OUT 2/4
Audio channel 2 (when 1/2 CH is
selected) or audio channel 4
(when 3/4 CH is selected)
• When COMPONENT SD is selected:
Connectors
Output signal
Y/CPST
SD Y signal
Pr/R-Y/S-C
SD R-Y signal
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
SD B-Y signal
(SUPER) CPST
Composite signal
• When COMPONENT HD is selected:
Connectors
Output signal
Y/CPST
HD Y signal
Pr/R-Y/S-C
HD Pr signal
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
HD Pb signal
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21
3 Digital signal input/output section
1 SDI IN connector
2 SDI OUT1, OUT2 connectors
Chapter 1 Overview
3 HD-SDI OUT1, OUT2
connectors
IN
OUT1
OUT2 SDI
OUT1
OUT2 HD-SDI
5 AUDIO (AES/EBU) OUT 1/2, 3/4
connectors
IN
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
1/2
a SDI IN (Serial Digital Interface input) connector
(BNC type)
This connector inputs digital video and audio signals in
SDI format (SD). To select the required input signal
formats, use the VIDEO button in the video/audio input
selection section (see page 12).
The current input signal selections are indicated in the
input signal display (see page 15).
b SDI OUT1, OUT2 (SDI signal output 1, output 2)
connectors (BNC type)
These connectors output video and audio signals in SDI
format (SD).
c HD-SDI OUT1, OUT2 (HD Serial Digital Interface
output1, output2) connectors (BNC type)
These connectors output video and audio signals in HDSDI format.
Note
A signal is output from the HD-SDI connector only when
a tape recorded in HDV format is played. When playing a
tape recorded in DVCAM (DV) format, in E-E mode, or
during recording, this output signal is suppressed.
d AUDIO (AES/EBU) IN (digital audio input) 1/2, 3/
4 connectors (BNC type)
These connectors input digital audio signals in AES/EBU
format.
The left connector (1/2) is for audio channels 1 and 2, and
the right connector (3/4) is for audio channels 3 and 4.
e AUDIO (AES/EBU) OUT (digital audio output) 1/
2, 3/4 connectors (BNC type)
These connectors output digital audio signals in AES/EBU
format.
The left connector (1/2) is for audio channels 1 and 2, and
the right connector (3/4) is for audio channels 3 and 4.
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4 AUDIO (AES/EBU) IN 1/2, 3/4 connectors
Names and Functions of Parts
OUT
3/4 1/2
3/4
D Timecode input/output section
1 TC IN connector
2 TC OUT connector
TC
IN
OUT
a TC IN (timecode input) connector (BNC type)
This connector inputs externally generated SMPTE
timecode.
b TC OUT (timecode output) connector (BNC type)
This connector outputs a timecode according to the
operating state of the unit, as follows.
During playback: the playback timecode
During recording: the timecode generated by the internal
timecode generator or the timecode input to the TC IN
connector. When the EE OUT PHASE menu item
(see page 76) is set to NO OUTPUT, no timecode is
output.
Preparations
Chapter
Press the M button or the m button to select the system
frequency to use.
3
Press the SET (YES) button.
Chapter 2 Preparations
2
Before Using this Unit
The message “NOW SAVING...” appears on the
monitor screen, and “Saving...” appears in the time
counter display, while the new settings are saved in the
unit’s memory.
“SYSTEM SETTING HAS BEEN CHANGED.
PLEASE RE-POWER ON.” appears when save
processing finishes.
Setting the System Frequency
This unit is shipped with the system frequency still unset.
Therefore, you need to set the system frequency before
using the unit. (The unit cannot be used unless the system
frequency is set.)
Once it is set, the system frequency is retained even when
the unit is powered off.
2
4
To set the system frequency
Press the POWER switch to power the unit off, and
then press it again to power the unit on.
The selected system frequency becomes available for
use.
Use the following procedure.
You can change the system frequency setting with the
setup menu item SYSTEM SEL.
1,4
POWER
For the setup menu, see the next column, and for more
details, see Chapter 7, “Menus” (page 68).
EJECT
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
REPEAT
1080 525
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
Setup Menu
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
-30
-40
-60
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
CH2
EDIT MODE
REC INHI
TC
VITC
44.1K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
PRESET
PB
PHONES
1
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
3
2
Power on this unit by pressing on the “ ” side of the
POWER switch.
SYSTEM SEL display appears on the LCD monitor.
SETUP MENU
SYSTEM SEL
:UC
59.94i(UC)
59.94i(J)
50i(PAL)
59.94i J
Time counter display
Make the necessary settings for using this unit in the setup
menu.
The setup menu consists of a BASIC menu and an
ENHANCHED menu. Each menu has items as follows:
BASIC menu
•
•
•
•
Items regarding operational function
Items regarding display control
Items regarding timecode
Items regarding system frequency selection
ENHANCED menu
Monitor screen
• Items regarding tape protection
• Items regarding video control
• Items regarding audio control
Before Using this Unit
23
• Items regarding interface (format) select
• Items regarding the menu bank operations
The menu selection level display appears on the LCD
monitor or the external monitor.
In the figure below, SETUP MENU is selected (shown
in reverse video).
The time counter display of this unit shows only the
currently selected item. When the item name is long, it
is abbreviated.
For details of each menu item, see Chapter 7, “Menus”
(page 68).
Menu settings
Menu selection level display
Chapter 2 Preparations
Buttons used to change settings
Use the following buttons in the menu control section to
change the menu settings.
Menu control
buttons
Functions
MENU button
• Opens the menu and launches menu
control mode.
• Closes the menu and exits menu
control mode.
M and m buttons These buttons move the highlighted
cursor up and down within the current
level to select an item or setting.
Hold down one of these buttons to
make the highlighted cursor move
continuously.
SYSTEM
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
SET (YES)
button
• Returns the setting to the factory
default setting.
• Sends a negative response to
prompts on the monitor screen.
Setup menu
Time counter display
Monitor screen
2
With SETUP MENU selected in reverse video, press
the ,/B button.
This displays all BASIC menus on menu level 1.
Level-1 menu display
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
SETUP BANK OPERATION
SYSTEM SEL
: J
</A and ,/B • Press the ,/B button to go down
buttons
one level.
• Press the </A button to go up one
level.
Hold down one of these buttons to
make the highlighted cursor move
continuously.
RESET (NO)
button
MENU
MENU
GRADE
:
Operational
Time counter display
BASIC
Monitor screen
3
Press the M or m button to select MENU GRADE.
Display when MENU GRADE is selected
• Saves the new setting in memory.
• Sends a positive response to prompts
on the monitor screen.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
SETUP BANK OPERATION
SYSTEM SEL
: J
Displaying the ENHANCED menu items
The factory default setting is to display only the BASIC
menu items. To display the ENHANCED menu items
proceed as follows.
MENU
GRADE
:
Menu grade
Time counter display
BASIC
Monitor screen
MENU
4
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
1
TC
PRESET
A
1
24
Press the MENU button.
Before Using this Unit
Press the ,/B button.
This displays menu level 2 for MENU GRADE.
SET(YES)
B
6
3,5
2,4
Level-2 display for MENU GRADE
SETUP
MENU GRADE
*BASIC
ENHANCED
MENU
:BASIC
Monitor screen
Basic
Time counter display
5
Press the m button to select ENHANCED.
SETUP
MENU GRADE
*BASIC
ENHANCED
MENU
:BASIC
Enhanced
Time counter display
Monitor screen
Press the SET (YES) button.
The message “NOW SAVING...” appears on the
monitor screen, and “Saving...” appears in the time
counter display, while the new settings are saved in the
unit’s memory.
When the save processiong finishes, the monitor
screen and time counter display return to their normal
indications.
Meaning
Character string at the right Current setting of the menu
of a menu item
item
When shown with a colon
(:): the current setting is the
same as the factory
default setting. See step 3
of the foregoing operating
procedure.
When shown with a
raiseddot (•): the current
setting is different from
the factory default setting.
See step 2 of the
operating procedure in
“Changing the Settings of
ENHANCED Menu Items”
(page 86).
An asterisk in a complete
list of settings
See step 4 of the foregoing
operating procedure.
Factory default setting
Chapter 2 Preparations
6
On-screen indication
Notes
• If you power off the unit before saving operation is
completed, settings may be lost. Wait until the
saving is completed before powering off the unit.
• If you press the MENU button, instead of pressing
the SET (YES) button, the new settings are not
saved. The message “ABORT !” appears on the
monitor screen and “Abort !” in the time counter
display for about 0.5 second, and the system exits
the menus. To change more than one setting, be sure
to press the SET (YES) button after making the
settings.
Meanings of indications on the monitor screen
On-screen indication
Meaning
Right-pointing arrow (k) at
the right of a menu item
(See step 1 of the foregoing
operating procedure.)
Pressing the ,/B button
switches to the next lower
menu level or to a setting
selection screen.
Left-pointing arrow (K) at Pressing the </A button
the left of a menu item
returns to the previous
(See step 4 of the foregoing (higher) menu level.
operating procedure.)
Using the ASSIGN Button
You can assign a desired menu item (level 1 or level 2) to
the ASSIGN button on the front panel. Once you assign a
frequently-used menu item, you can recall the menu by
simply pressing the ASSIGN button.
For details of assigning a function to the ASSIGN button,
see “Assigning a Function to the ASSIGN Button” (page
87).
Adjusting the LCD Monitor Image
With the LCD menu item (see page 75), you can adjust the
LCD monitor backlight brightness and slope of the gamma
correction curve.
For details of LCD monitor image adjustment, see Chapter
7, “Menus” (page 68).
Before Using this Unit
25
Connection method and cables
Connecting an External
Monitor
Note
Chapter 2 Preparations
Production of some of the peripherals and related devices
described in this chapter has been discontinued.
For advice about choosing devices, please contact your
Sony dealer or a Sony sales representative.
You can connect a video monitor to this unit’s video output
connectors or to the MONITOR AUDIO connector. The
following figure shows an example using a Sony LCD
monitor.
You can also superimpose character information such as
timecode and the unit’s operating status on output video.
For details, see “Superimposed Text Information” (page
27).
Connection
method
Connection cables (not supplied)
Composite
75 Ω coaxial cable, phono plug ((SUPER) CPST)
stereo mini-plug cable
Audio
(MONITOR AUDIO)
Note
Video in HDV format is down-converted to an SD signal.
To View HD Video
Connect an HD video monitor using method 1 or 2 in
the following figure.
When you connect a monitor with method 2, set the
INTERFACE SELECT >VIDEO OUTPUT menu item to
COMPONENT(HD) (see page 81).
HVR-1500 (this unit)
AC IN
To View Video
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
R-Y/S-C
B-Y
Y/CPST
Pr/R-Y/S-C
AUDIO
IN
1/3
REF.VIDEO
Make the connections shown in the following figure.
IN(SD/HD)
VIDEO OUT
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
1/3
IN
OUT1
IN
OUT
OUT2 SDI
OUT1
OUT2 HD-SDI
IN
1/2
HVR-1500 (this unit)
TC
MONITOR
AUDIO
2/4
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
OUT
3/4 1/2
HDV/DV
3/4
REMOTE
AC IN
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
R-Y/S-C
AUDIO
IN
B-Y
1/3
REF.VIDEO
Y/CPST
IN(SD/HD)
VIDEO OUT
Pr/R-Y/S-C
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
1/3
IN
OUT1
IN
OUT
OUT2 SDI
OUT1
OUT2 HD-SDI
IN
MONITOR
AUDIO
MONITOR
AUDIO
HD-SDI
OUT1, OUT2
1
OUT
3/4 1/2
HDV/DV
MONITOR
AUDIO
2/4
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
1/2
TC
Y/CPST
Pr/R-Y/S-C
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
2
3/4
REMOTE
2
RGB/
COMPONENT
(SUPER)
CPST
AUDIO IN
SDI
(HD/D1-SDI)
LMD-9050 LCD monitor
AUDIO IN
LINE A/B
Connection method and cables
Connection method Connection cables (not
supplied)
1 HD-SDI
LMD-9030 LCD monitor
26
Connecting an External Monitor
75Ω coaxial cable
2 Component
75Ω coaxial cable
(Y/CPST, Pr/R-Y/S-C, Phono plug – miniplug cable
Pb/B-Y/S-Y)
Audio
(MONITOR AUDIO)
Superimposed Text
Information
The composite signals output from the (SUPER) CPST
connector can contain superimposed text information,
including timecode, menu settings, and alarm messages.
Indication
Description
TCR
Timecode data from timecode reader
(factory default setting)
UBR
User bit data from timecode reader
TCR.
Timecode data from VITC reader a)
UBR.
User bit data from VITC reader a)
TCG
Timecode data from timecode generator
UBG
User bit data from timecode generator
Since the timecode recorded on the tape
was not read correctly, the timecode
reader interpolated the timecode data.
U*R b)
Since the user bit data recorded on the
tape was not read correctly, the
timecode reader keeps the last correctly
read user bit data.
T*R
To Turn Superimposed Text on and
off
Set the DISPLAY CONTROL >CHARA. DISPLAY
menu item (see page 73).
ON: Display superimposed text.
OFF: Do not display superimposed text.
For details of timecode settings and display, see
Chapter 4, “Using Time Data” (page 49).
Adjusting the Text Display
You can use the items in the DISPLAY CONTROL menu
item (see page 73) to specify the position, size, and type of
superimposed characters.
a) You can switch between TC and VITC with the TC SELECT menu item
(see page 76).
b) “*” is displayed when data cannot be read in correctly.
B Drop frame indication for timecode reader
.
Drop frame mode
:
Non-drop frame mode
C Drop frame indication for timecode generator
.
Drop frame mode (factory default setting)
:
Non-drop frame mode
D VITC field indication
Information Displayed
ATime data type
(blank)
Display fields 1 and 3.
*
Display fields 2 and 4.
E Operation mode of this unit
Time data
Display
BDrop frame indication for
timecode reader
CDrop frame indication for
timecode generator
DVITC field indication
0 0 : 0 4 . 4 7 . 0 7
T C R
P L A Y
Chapter 2 Preparations
b)
L O C K
EOperation mode of this unit
A Time data type
The following time data type indications are displayed.
Operation mode
CASSETTE OUT
Cassette is not loaded.
THREADING
Tape loading
UNTHREADING
Tape unloading
STANDBY OFF
Standby off mode
T. RELEASE
Tape tension released
STOP
Stop mode
F. FWD
Fast forward mode
REW
Rewind mode
PREROLL
Preroll mode
PLAY
Playback mode (servo unlocked)
PLAY-PAUSE
Temporary stop of playback
PLAY LOCK
Playback mode (servo locked)
REC
Record mode (servo unlocked)
Indication
Description
REC LOCK
Record mode (servo locked)
CNT
Count value of the time counter
REC-PAUSE
Temporary stop of recording
Superimposed Text Information
27
Display
Operation mode
EDIT
Edit mode (servo unlocked)
EDIT LOCK
Edit mode (servo locked)
JOG STILL
Still picture in jog mode
JOG FWD
Jog mode in forward direction
JOG REV
Jog mode in reverse direction
SHUTTLE (Speed)
Shuttle mode
AUTO EDIT
Automatic editing mode
Chapter 2 Preparations
PREVIEW
Preview mode
REVIEW
Review mode
Displaying
Supplementary Status
Information
When you set the DISPLAY CONTROL >SUB STATUS
menu item (see page 74) to other than OFF, you can view
supplementary status information on the monitor screen
below the operating mode display area.
0 0 : 0 4 . 4 7 . 0 7
T C R
P L A Y
I N S
V
L O C K
A 1 2 3 4
T C
Supplementary status information
The following items of supplementary status information
are displayed depending on the setting of the SUB
STATUS menu item.
Setting of SUB
Items of supplementary
STATUS menu item information displayed
EDIT PRESET
Editing mode settings made on the
editing control unit
TC MODE
Operating mode of the internal
timecode generator
REMAIN
Remaining capacity of the tape
AUDIO MIXING
Setting for input audio mixing
ALL
All of the above items
The following tables show the on-screen indications of
supplementary information and their meaning.
In each table, the indications given in brackets such as
[ASM] are the indications displayed when the SUB
STATUS menu item is set to ALL.
For the display format when ALL is selected, see the next
section.
• When the SUB STATUS menu item is set to
EDIT PRESET:
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Displaying Supplementary Status Information
On-screen
indication
Meaning
ASM [ASM]
Assemble editing mode
INS V A1234 TC
[V1234T]
INS: Insert editing mode
V A1234 TC: Channels or signals
selected for insert editing
V: Video
A1234: Audio 1, 2, 3, 4
TC: Timecode
When the SUB STATUS menu item is set to TC
MODE:
On-screen indication
Meaning
INT PRST FREE [IP F] The internal timecode generator is
operating in FREE RUN mode.
The internal timecode generator is
operating in REC RUN mode.
INT REGEN-T&U
[IRTU]
The internal timecode generator is
in synchronization with the
playback timecode (LTC) read
from tape.
EXT LTC-T&U [ELTU]
The internal timecode generator is
in synchronization with the
external timecode (LTC) input to
the unit and is generating the
same timecode value and user bit
value as those of the external
timecode (regeneration).
EXT VITC-T&U [EVTU] The internal timecode generator is
in synchronization with VITC
present in the external video signal
input to the unit and is generating
the same timecode value and user
bit value as those of the external
timecode (regeneration).
EXT DVIN-T&U [EDTU] The internal timecode generator is
in synchronization with the
external timecode input to the unit
via the i.LINK ( HDV/DV)
interface and is generating the
same timecode value and user bit
value as those of the external
timecode (regeneration).
EXT DVIN. V-T&U
[EDTU]
EXT SDI-T&U
[ESTU]
The internal timecode generator is
in synchronization with the
external VITC input to the unit via
the i.LINK ( HDV/DV) interface
and is generating the same
timecode value and user bit value
as those of the external timecode
(regeneration).
The internal timecode generator is
in synchronization with the
embeded LTC (RP188) input to the
unit via the SDI interface and is
generating the same timecode
value and user bit value as those
of the external timecode
(regeneration).
On-screen
indication
Meaning
1234
[MIX]
Input audio channels selected for
mixing
1 2 3 4: Input audio channels 1, 2, 3
and 4
Example display:
12
2
3
34
Input audio channels 3 and 4 are
mixed and recorded on audio
channel 4 on tape.
Input audio channel 3 is recorded on
audio channel 3 on tape.
Chapter 2 Preparations
INT PRST REC [IP R]
When the SUB STATUS menu item is set to AUDIO
MIXING:
Input audio channel 2 is recorded on
audio channel 2 on tape.
Input audio channels 1 and 2 are mixed and
recorded on audio channel 1 on tape.
Display format of supplementary status
information when the SUB STATUS menu
item is set to ALL
All items of supplementary status information are
displayed in the order shown below.
Example display:
T C R
0 0 : 0 4 : 4 7 . 0 7
P L A Y
V 1 2 3 4 T
L O C K
M I X
E D T U V
Editing mode settings
Setting for input audio mixing
Operating mode of the internal
timecode generator (The rightmost “V”
appears when the VITC menu item (see
page 76) is set to ON.)
When the SUB STATUS menu item is set to REMAIN:
On-screen
indication
Meaning
REMAIN 184 min
Remaining capacity of the tape in
minutes.
When the remaining capacity has not
been calculated, “REMAIN --- min”
appears.
Displaying Supplementary Status Information
29
Time Data Handled by
This Unit
Displaying the Time Data
and Operating Mode
Using time data allows you to easily check time
information, ensure high precision editing, and
synchronize multiple devices.
With this unit, you can use the following time data.
You can display time data and the operating mode on the
monitor screen.
You can also display the desired time data in the time
counter display.
Chapter 2 Preparations
Count value of the counter (CNT): relative position on
the tape in frame units. Can be reset.
REC DATE/TIME display: recording date and recording
time (except when recording format is DVCPRO)
Timecode setting, display, recording, and playback:
• LTC and user bit data
• VITC (Recording on the tape and tape playback are
in DVCAM format only)
• RP188 SDI embedded timecode
Displaying on the Monitor Screen
1
In the DISPLAY INFO menu item (see page 74), set
the time data display mode.
Display mode
Information displayed
TIME DATA &
STATUS
Time data and the operating
mode of this unit
TIME DATA & UB
Time data selected with the
COUNTER SELECT button and
user bit data. However, when
the user bit display is selected,
user bit data and timecode.
TIME DATA & CNT
Time data selected with the
COUNTER SELECT button and
CNT. However, when the CNT
display is selected, CNT and
timecode.
Display only
TIME DATA & TIME
TC and VITC
TIME DATA ONLY
Only time data selected with the
COUNTER SELECT button.
REC DATE & TIME
REC DATE (recording date) and
REC TIME (recording time)
recorded on the tape.
The relation between recording/playback format and
handled time data is as follows.
YES: handling possible / NO: handling impossible
Recording/
playback
format
Time data
Counter
LTC (and VITC 2)
user bit
data)
REC DATE/
TIME
HDV 1080i
YES
YES
Display only
DVCAM
YES
YES
YES
DV (SP)
YES
YES 1)
NO 4)
Display only
DVCPRO
(25 Mbps)
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO
3)
1) For cassettes recorded on consumer equipment, the recording is always in
DF mode. User bit data cannot be hadled.
2) You can synchronize this unit’s internal timecode generator to the VITC
in an analog video signal. However, this can only be recorded as VITC
data when the recording format of this unit is DVCAM.
3) If REC DATE/TIME is recorded in place of VITC, then REC DATE/
TIME is displayed.
4) When REC DATE/TIME is recorded, by setting the VITC menu item to
ON you can display the REC DATE/TIME value in place of VITC.
2
You can also output a timecode read from the tape, or input
an external timecode signal.
Setting
Data displayed
TC
LTC timecode value or user bit data
VITC
VITC timecode value or user bit data
Note
Notes
• REC DATE/TIME recording is not supported.
• When this unit is in a mode other than normal speed
playback, there is no output from the TC OUT
connector.
• During variable-speed playback, the timecode output
follows the setting of the MUTING IN SRCH menu item
(see page 77).
With the TC SELECT menu item (see page 76), select
the type of timecode when displaying timecode or user
bit data.
When the internal timecode generator of this unit
operates in external regeneration mode (see page 51),
the setting in step 2 also determines the target
timecode for synchronization of the internal timecode
generator.
3
Set the CHARA. DISPLAY menu item (see page 73)
to ON (factory default setting is ON).
The set items are displayed on the monitor screen.
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Time Data Handled by This Unit / Displaying the Time Data and Operating Mode
You can set the display content of the superimposed
text information, the type and positioning of the
characters in the DISPLAY CONTROL menu item
(see page 73).
When the SUB STATUS menu item (see page 74) is
set to anything other than OFF, you can display the
supplementary status information relating to the
editing mode and timecode generator.
For details of the contents of the text information, see
“Superimposed Text Information” (page 27).
Time
Time data type
data type indication on
indicator superimposed
display
During
During
recording playback
CNT
CNT
Time counter count
value (can be reset)
TC
TCG
TCR
Timecode (when
recording, the
timecode is
generated by the
internal timecode
generator; when
playing back, the
timecode is read
from the tape.)
UB
UBG
UBR
User bit data (when
recording, the user
bit data is according
to the most recent
settings; when
playing back, the
user bit data is read
from the tape.)
Time data type indicator
POWER
EJECT
Chapter 2 Preparations
CNT
For details of supplementary status information, see
“Displaying Supplementary Status Information” (page
28).
To change the time data display
Data displayed
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
60i
720 30p 720
60p
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
-30
-40
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
-60
CH2
EDIT MODE
REPEAT
TC
VITC
48K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
To reset the CNT value
Press the RESET (NO) button in the menu control section.
The time counter display changes to 0:00:00:00.
PRESET
PB
PHONES
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
Notes
2 1
Time counter display
1
Press the DISPLAY button to set the LCD monitor
display to status display mode or small screen display
mode (see page 14).
2
Press the COUNTER SELECT button.
Each press of the button changes the time data type
indicator on the monitor screen in the following way.
• When the remote control switch on this unit is set to
9PIN or i.LINK, and an external device is connected to
the REMOTE connector or HDV/DV connector on the
rear panel, then it is only possible to switch TC and UB
by pressing the COUNTER SELECT button on this unit.
In this case, switch the time data display from the
external device.
• During playback, if there are discontinuous sections of
recording on the tape, these may cause the counter to
malfunction.
Notes
The count value of the counter in this unit is a simplified
result calculated from timecode.
In the following cases, therefore, an accurate result may
not be calculated.
• When using a tape with discontinuous timecode
• When using a tape with mixed DF/NDF recording
• When using a tape with unrecorded or discontinuous
recorded sections between recorded sections
• During playback, at the boundary between different
video recording formats (HDV, DVCAM, or DV), the
value shown for the counter at that position may be
inaccurate.
Displaying the Time Data and Operating Mode
31
Recording Formats and Input/Output Signals
Differences among HDV 1080i, DVCAM, and DV formats
The following table illustrates differences among the
features of the HDV 1080i, DVCAM, and DV formats.
Chapter 2 Preparations
Item
HDV 1080i
DVCAM
DV
Track width
10 µm
15 µm
10 µm
Audio sampling
frequency (maximum
number of channels)
16 bit: 48 kHz (2 channels) 12 bit: 32 kHz (4 channels)
16 bit: 48 kHz (2 channels)
Audio recording mode 1) Locked mode
Locked mode
Timecode
NTSC: SMPTE timecode (DF/NDF, Drop-frame (NTSC only) 4)
with user bits)
No user bit data 4)
PAL: EBU timecode (with user bit
data)
Drop-frame (60i only) 4)
No user bit data 4)
1) For audio signal recording, there are two modes: locked mode and
unlocked mode. In the locked mode, the audio sampling clock signal and
video sampling clock signal are synchronized. In the unlocked mode
adopted for the consumer DV format, the audio and video sampling clock
signals are independent. The locked mode is preferable to the unlocked
mode in compatibility with higher level formats. The locked mode is also
preferable in terms of digital processing during audio editing and for
creating smooth audio joins.
Input and Output Signals in E-E Mode
When the HVBK-1505 option board is installed, the
relationships between input signals and output signals in
E-E mode is as shown in the following tables.
• Select the input signal with the INPUT SELECT buttons
in the video/audio input selection section on the front
panel.
• Select the analog video signal output with the
INTERFACE SELECT >VIDEO OUTPUT menu item
(see page 81).
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12 bit: 32 kHz (4 channels)
16 bit: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz (2
channels) 2)
Recording Formats and Input/Output Signals
Unlocked mode 3)
2) This unit does not support 16 bit: 32 kHz, 16 bit: 44.1 kHz recording.
3) This unit performs recording in locked mode.
4) For the 60i mode, this unit has extended functionality to allow DF/NDF
selection, and to allow user bit data to be set.
For usable cassettes, see “Usable Cassettes” (page 37).
Analog signal outputs
YES: output present / NO: no output / –: does not apply
Analog video outputs
Composite
video 6), 7)
S-video 6), 7)
Component video 6)
Y/CPST
Input signal
Composite 1)
Component
1), 2)
S-video 1)
Analog audio
1)
Digital audio (AES/EBU)
SDI
3)
i.LINK DV format (DVCAM/DV) 4)
i.LINK HDV format (1080i) 5)
SD
HD
Y/CPST
Y/CPST
Pr/R-Y/S-C
Pr/R-Y/S-C Pr/R-Y/S-C
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
Pb/B-Y/S-Y Pb/B-Y/S-Y
Composite
video (text
information) 8)
Analog audio 9)
(SUPER)
CPST
AUDIO
OUT 1/3
AUDIO
OUT 2/4
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
-
-
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
-
-
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
YES
YES
-
-
-
-
-
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES 10)
YES 10)
YES 10)
YES 11)
YES 10)
YES
YES
1) With the HVBK-1505 analog input board (option) installed
2) It is not possible to input an HD component signal.
3) An SDTI signal is not supported.
4) It is not possible to input a DV(LP)/DVCPRO signal.
5) It is not possible to input an HDV format signal other than 1080 50i/60i
(audio: 2-channel mode).
6) With the INTERFACE SELECT >VIDEO OUTPUT menu item, select
whether to output a composite signal and S-video signal (simultaneous
output possible), an SD component signal, or an HD component signal.
Output
signal
Output
connector
Chapter 2 Preparations
Analog
signal inputs
(HVBK-1505)
Analog audio
outputs
7) A composite signal and S-video signal can be output simultaneously.
8) With the DISPLAY CONTROL >CHARA.DISPLAY menu item you can
select not to display text information.
9) With the INTERFACE SELECT >AUDIO OUTPUT menu item, you can
select whether to output channel 1 and 2 signals or channel 3 and 4 signals.
10)The HD signal is output as a down-converted signal.
11)This output is not frame-synchronized to the input.
Digital signal outputs
YES: output present / NO: no output / –: does not apply
SDI outputs
SD-SDI 3)
Input signal
Digital audio outputs
HD-SDI
Digital audio(AES/EBU)
i.LINK outputs
DV
(DVCAM/DV)
HDV
(1080i)
SDI
OUT1
SDI
OUT2
HD-SDI
OUT1
HD-SDI
OUT2
AUDIO
(AES/EBU)
OUT 1/2
AUDIO
(AES/EBU)
OUT 3/4
YES
YES
NO
NO
-
-
YES
NO
YES
YES
NO
NO
-
-
YES
NO
S-video 1)
YES
YES
NO
NO
-
-
YES
NO
Analog audio 1)
YES
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
Digital audio (AES/EBU)
YES
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES 7)
YES
NO
SDI 3)
YES
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES 7)
YES
NO
i.LINK DV format (DVCAM/DV) 4)
YES
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES 7)
-
-
YES 6)
YES 6)
NO
NO
YES
NO
-
-
Analog
Composite 1)
signal inputs
(HVBK-1505) Component 1), 2)
i.LINK HDV format (1080i) 5)
1) With the HVBK-1505 analog input board (option) installed
2) It is not possible to input an HD component signal.
3) An SDTI signal is not supported.
4) It is not possible to input a DV(LP)/DVCPRO signal.
5) It is not possible to input an HDV format signal other than 1080 50i/60i
(audio: 2-channel mode).
6) The HD signal is output as a down-converted signal.
7) Output when audio input signal is in 4-channel mode and when 4
CHANNEL (32 kHz) is selected with the AUDIO CONTROL >REC
MODE menu item.
HDV/DV
HDV/
DV
Output
signal
Output
connector
Notes
• When a video signal is input to the HDV/DV connector
of this unit, the jitter of the i.LINK transmission signal is
output unchanged from the VIDEO OUT connectors.
So, the display on a connected video monitor may be
unstable. Note this when recording on another VCR
connected to VIDEO OUT connectors. There is no
Recording Formats and Input/Output Signals
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problem with the image when recording to tape on this
unit.
• With an i.LINK cable connection, it is not possible to
output video or audio alone.
Input Signals and Recording Formats
This unit can record in HDV format (1080/60i, 1080/50i),
DVCAM format, and DV format (SP mode).
When the HVBK-1505 option board is installed, the
relationship between input signals and recording format
when recording is as follows.
YES: recording possible / NO: recording not possible
Chapter 2 Preparations
Recording format
Input signal
Analog signal inputs
(HVBK-1505)
HDV 6)
DVCAM
DV (SP)
NO
YES
YES
Component 1), 2)
NO
YES
YES
S-video 1)
NO
YES
YES
Analog audio 1)
NO
YES
YES
Composite
1)
Digital audio (AES/EBU)
NO
YES
YES
SDI 3)
NO
YES
YES
i.LINK DV format (DVCAM/DV) 4)
NO
YES
YES
i.LINK HDV format (1080i) 5)
YES
NO
NO
1) With the HVBK-1505 analog input board (option) installed
2) It is not possible to input an HD component signal.
3) An SDTI signal is not supported.
4) It is not possible to input a DV(LP)/DVCPRO signal.
5) It is not possible to input an HDV format signal other than 1080 50i/60i
(audio: 2-channel mode).
6) HDV recording can only record HDV 1080 50i/60i (audio: 2-channel
mode) input to the HDV/DV connector. It is not possible to record
MPEG-2 signals other than in HDV 1080i format. This unit also does not
support HDV extended format four-channel audio signal input/output,
recording, or tape playback.
Notes
• DV(LP)/DVCPRO format cannot be recorded.
• When the recording mode is HDV, there may be a delay
of several seconds before recording starts.
• When recording an HDV format signal input to the
HDV/DV connector, joins appear as approximately
one second of still image.
• This unit does not support 44.1 kHz recording in
DVCAM/DV mode.
• When a tape is dubbed from DV format to DVCAM
format, format differences may cause functional
restrictions on playback and editing depending on the
recorded content on the tape.
• A tape recorded in HDV format on this unit cannot be
played on a device that does not support the HDV 1080i
format. Before playing on another device, it is
recommended to check the recording on the tape by
playing on this unit.
• When an HDV signal down-converted to a DVCAM
signal is recorded on an HDV/DV cassette in DVCAM
format, the recording capacity is approximately twothirds of the recording time shown on the cassette. When
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Recording Formats and Input/Output Signals
recording in DVCAM format on a DVCAM cassette, the
recording capacity is the same as the recording time
shown on the cassette.
Playback Formats and Outputs
The relationship between format and output signals during
playback is as follows.
Analog signal outputs
YES: output present / NO: no output
Analog video outputs
Composite
video 3), 4)
S-video 3), 4)
Pr/R-Y/S-C
Recorded format on the tape
DV
HDV
SD
HD
Y/CPST
Y/CPST
Pr/R-Y/S-C Pr/R-Y/S-C
Analog audio outputs
Composite
video (text
information) 5)
Analog audio 6)
(SUPER)
CPST
AUDIO
OUT 1/3
AUDIO
OUT 2/4
Output
connector
Pb/B-Y/S-Y Pb/B-Y/S-Y Pb/B-Y/S-Y
1)
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
DV (SP) 1)
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
DVC-PRO (25 Mbps) 1), 2)
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
DV (LP) 1)
NO 7)
NO 7)
NO 7)
NO 7)
NO 7)
NO
NO
1080 60i
YES 8)
YES 8)
YES 8)
YES
YES 8)
YES 9)
YES 9)
1080 50i
YES 8)
YES 8)
YES 8)
YES
YES 8)
YES 9)
YES 9)
720 30P
YES 8)
YES 8)
YES 8)
YES 10)
YES 8)
YES 9)
YES 9)
DVCAM
Output
signal
Chapter 2 Preparations
Y/CPST
Component
video 3)
1) Can be used in 525/60, 625/50 format.
2) DVCPRO format Cue track playback, and playback in a format other than
25 Mbps are not possible.
3) With the INTERFACE SELECT >VIDEO OUTPUT menu item, select
whether to output a composite signal and S-video signal (simultaneous
output possible), an SD component signal, or an HD component signal.
4) A composite signal and S-video signal can be output simultaneously.
5) With the DISPLAY CONTROL >CHARA. DISPLAY menu item you can
select not to display text information.
6) With the INTERFACE SELECT >AUDIO OUTPUT menu item, you can
select whether to output channel 1 and 2 signals or channel 3 and 4 signals.
7) DV(LP) format: servo unlocked (the image quality is reduced, but
adequate for checking the recording content). Audio is not output. The DV
format indicator on the front panel flashes.
8) The signal is output down-converted from HD. (Select the downconverted format in the DOWN CONVERTER EDGE CROP or
SQUEEZE menu item.)
9) Audio recording is only possible in 2-channel mode.
10)Output in 720 60P format.
Note
This unit does not support input/output, recording, or tape
playback of an HDV format signal other than 1080/60i,
1080/50i format (1080/30F, 1080/25F, 1080/24F, 720/
25p, 720/24p, and so on). This unit also does not support
HDV extended format 4-channel audio signal input/
output, recording, or tape playback. Video recorded in
HDV 720/30p format can be played back, but cannot be
output from the HDV/DV connector.
Recording Formats and Input/Output Signals
35
Digital signal outputs
YES: output present / NO: no output
SDI outputs
HD-SDI
SD-SDI 3)
Recorded format on the tape
DV
Digital audio(AES/EBU)
DV
(DVCAM/DV)
HDV
(1080i)
Output
signal
HDV/DV
Output
connector
SDI
OUT2
HD-SDI
OUT1
HD-SDI
OUT2
DVCAM 1)
YES
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES 6)
YES
NO
1)
YES
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES
6)
YES
NO
DVC-PRO
(25 Mbps) 1), 2)
YES
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES
6)
NO
NO
DV (LP) 1)
NO
NO
NO
NO
Chapter 2 Preparations
NO
NO
NO
NO
5)
YES
YES
YES
HDV/DV
1080 60i
YES
1080 50i
YES 5)
YES 5)
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES 5), 8)
YES 3)
720 30P
YES 5)
YES 5)
YES 6)
YES 6)
YES
NO
NO
NO
5)
YES
1) Can be used in 525/60, 625/50 format.
2) DVCPRO format Cue track playback, and playback in a format other than
25 Mbps are not possible.
3) An SDTI signal is not supported.
4) A signal format to output from the HDV/DV connector can be selected
with the INTERFACE SELECT >i.LINK OUTPUT menu item.
5) The signal is output down-converted from HD. (Select the downconverted format in the DOWN CONVERTER EDGE CROP or
SQUEEZE menu item.)
6) Output in 720 60P format.
7) An audio signal is output only when the audio mode is in 4-channel mode.
8) Select either DVCAM or DV with the INTERFACE SELECT >i.LINK
OUTPUT menu item.
Notes
• This unit can play and record in HDV (1080/60i, 1080/
50i), DVCAM format, and DV format (SP mode).
However, for example when a tape is dubbed from DV
format to DVCAM format, depending on the recorded
content on the tape, format differences may cause
functional restrictions on playback and editing.
• When playing back a tape including mixed format
recording, at the boundaries between HDV, DVCAM or
DV format recording, or on the boundary between 60i
and 50i format, the playback at that position may have
scrambled video or audio.
• When playing back a tape including mixed HDV,
DVCAM format and DV format (SP mode) recording,
the following restrictions apply.
- Where the format changes, there may be broken-up
video and audio noise output.
- Until the tape transport has stabilized, the buttons in
the tape transport control section may temporarily not
operate.
• For a tape recorded in HDV, in the paused state no video
is output from the HDV/DV connector.
• For a tape recorded in HDV format, the audio cannot be
heard during variable speed playback.
• For HDV format, a simplified image appears during
variable speed playback.
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AUDIO
AUDIO
(AES/EBU) (AES/EBU)
OUT 1/2
OUT 3/4
i.LINK outputs 4)
SDI
OUT1
DV (SP)
HDV
Digital audio outputs
Recording Formats and Input/Output Signals
NO
YES
5), 8)
YES3)
• With this unit it is not possible to output video recorded
in DVCAM(DV) format up-converted to HDV.
• When converting a tape recorded in HDV format to
DVCAM format for output, the following restrictions
apply.
- The absolute address on the tape (ATN: Absolute
Track Number) is only output as a value converted to
DVCAM format during normal speed playback.
During other, variable speed playback, the values
recorded on the tape in HDV format are output.
- During normal speed playback, if there are unrecorded
sections, the tape transport operates with these
sections are estimated as absolute addresses converted
to DVCAM.
- The absolute address on a tape recorded with a format
conversion from HDV to DVCAM and that on the
original tape recorded in HDV do not match.
(Timecode values are copied correctly.)
Usable Cassettes
Mini size (S)
Standard size (L)
Cassette memory
This memory is used to store ClipLink log data.
DVCAM cassettes
Model name
Size
PDV-34*/64*/94*/124*/184*
Standard size (L)
PDVM-12*/22*/32*/34*/40*
Mini size (S)
HDV cassettes
Model name
Size
PHDV-64DM * /124DM * /
186DM * /276DM *
Standard size (L)
PHDVM-63DM *
Mini size (S)
The * in each model name is actually “ME” (indicating
that a cassette memory is contained), “N” (indicating that
no cassette memory is contained) or “MEM” (indicating a
master tape).
The numbers in each model name indicate the maximum
recording/playback time (in minutes) for each model. For
example, the PDV-184ME has a maximum recording/
playback time of 184 minutes.
For details of the format, see “Differences among HDV
1080i, DVCAM, and DV formats” (page 32).
Notes
• DVCPRO (25 Mbps) cassettes are usable for playback,
but not for recording on this unit.
• If you insert an incorrect type of cassette, it will be
automatically ejected.
• Although this unit can use DV series consumer cassettes,
video or audio noise may occur on some tapes.
For reliable playback, editing, recording, and storage,
use HDV or DVCAM cassettes.
• Cassettes that have been recorded by a DV-format
recorder can be played back on this unit but cannot be
used for recording at editing operation. When you insert
such a cassette into this unit, the NO EDIT indicator
lights up in the LCD monitor.
HDV/DVCAM cassettes
The following figure illustrates the HDV/DVCAM
cassettes.
Cassette compatibility
For HDV recording, a DV standard cassette tape can be
used. The HDV 1080i format used by this unit has a video
bitrate for recording of 25 Mbps, and the recording track
width on the tape is 10 μm, the same as the consumer
DV(SP) format.
The DVCAM format has a track width of 15 μm, 1.5 times
that of the HDV or DV(SP) format. Therefore, when
recording in DVCAM format on the same tape, the
recording time is two-thirds that for HDV recording or
DV(SP) recording.
Chapter 2 Preparations
This unit can use the HDV/DVCAM cassettes listed
below.
The capacity of a standard cassette is 184 minutes of
recording/playback, and that of a mini (S) cassette is 40
minutes. When DV (SP) format or HDV format is used,
these recording/playback times are extended to 276
minutes and 60 minutes, respectively.
REC/SAVE switch
For details of this switch, see “Preventing
accidental erasure” (page 38).
Notes on using cassettes
• Before storing the cassette for a long period of time,
rewind the tape to the beginning and be sure to put the
cassette in its storage case, preferably on end instead of
flat on its side.
Storing a cassette in any other condition (not rewound,
out of its case, etc.) may cause the video and audio
contents to become damaged over time.
• If the cassette memory connector (contact point)
becomes dirty, connection problems may occur, causing
a loss of functions. Remove away any dust or dirt from
this area before using the cassette.
• If the cassette is dropped on the floor or otherwise
receives a hard impact, the tape may become slackened
and may not record and/or play back correctly.
• If a tape is left in the unit, this may cause problems.
Before powering off the unit, it is recommended to press
the EJECT button to eject the tape.
For information about how to check the tape for slack, see
the next section.
Checking the tape for slack
Using a paper clip or a similar object, turn the reel gently
in the direction shown by the arrow. If the reel does not
move, there is no slack. Insert the cassette into the cassette
compartment, and after about 10 seconds take it out.
Usable Cassettes
37
Mini size (S)
(Insert the cassette into the
middle of the cassette
compartment.)
Outer guides
Paper clip, etc.
Standard size (L)
Reel
Chapter 2 Preparations
Preventing accidental erasure
Set the REC/SAVE switch on the cassette to SAVE to
prevent accidental erasure of recorded contents.
Tape window facing upward
Inner guides
Medium size (M)
(Align the cassette with the
outer guides, then slide it in
over the inner guides.)
REC/SAVE switch
Set to SAVE.
REC
SAVE
To enable re-recording
Set the REC/SAVE switch to REC.
Inserting and Ejecting Cassettes
Inserting a cassette
This unit accepts three sizes of cassette: Standard size (L),
Medium size (M) (DVCPRO) and Mini size (S). When
inserting a cassette in the unit, make sure its tape window
faces upward as shown in the following figure.
Tape window facing upward
No double insertion of cassettes
When you insert a cassette, the orange lock-out plate
appears in the cassette compartment to prevent double
insertion.
Ejecting a cassette
Press the EJECT button.
EJECT button
POWER
EJECT
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
REPEAT
1080 525
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
-30
-40
-60
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
CH2
EDIT MODE
REC INHI
TC
VITC
44.1K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
PRESET
PB
PHONES
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Usable Cassettes
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
Recording and Playback
3
Settings for Recording
Remote control switch
This section describes the necessary settings and
operations to perform recording on this unit.
POWER
1
3
5
For details of connections and settings when using this
unit as part of an editing system, see Chapter 5,
“Connections and Settings for Editing” (page 53).
For details of the relation between input signals and
recording format, see “Input Signals and Recording
Formats” (page 34).
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
REPEAT
1080 525
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
-30
-40
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
-60
CH2
EDIT MODE
REC INHI
TC
VITC
44.1K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
PB
PHONES
For this unit, recording in HDV or DVCAM format is
recommended, but recording in DV (SP mode only) format
is also possible.
• When carrying out multiscene continuous recording on a
DV (SP) tape using this unit with an optional remote
control unit such as the DSRM-10, on rare occasions, the
video may be disrupted at the IN point of the first scene
or the audio may be suppressed due to a REC MODE
(audio recording mode) difference between the tape and
this unit.
There may also be cases in which the unit is subjected to
some functional restrictions attributable to the use of the
DV format.
• Multiscene continuous recording is not possible for
recording in HDV format.
• To record an analog input signal, the option board
HVBK-1505 (option) (page 9) is necessary.
LOCAL
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
PRESET
For details of use for dubbing through the i.LINK
interface, see Chapter 6, “Using the i.LINK Connector for
Dubbing and TC Insert” (page 62).
Notes
EJECT
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
4
2
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Recording
Chapter
When controlling this unit from an editing control unit
connected to the REMOTE connector or the HDV/
DV connector, see “Remote control switch” (page 17).
1
Power on this unit by pressing on the “ ” side of the
POWER switch.
2
Press the COUNTER SELECT button to select the
type of time data to be used.
Each press of this button cycles through three options:
CNT, TC (timecode), and UB (user bit data). The time
data type indicator for each option lights as it is
selected.
When VITC is selected with the TC SELECT menu
item (see page 76), the indication cycles through CNT,
VITC, and VIUB.
Selected time data
Time data type indicator
Count value of the time
counter
CNT
Timecode
TC (VITC)
User bit data
UB (VIUB)
When the external editing control unit is used,
selection of the time data type is carried out at the
editing control unit.
Recording
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3
Select the formats of video and audio input signal to be
recorded.
Press the buttons in the video/audio input selection
section to select the desired signal formats. Each
selection is shown by a lit indicator in the input signal
display.
Video input
signal (input
connector)
Corresponding
button in the
video/audio
input selection
section
Lit button or
indicator in the
input signal
display
Composite
(VIDEO IN: Y/
S-Y/CPST)
VIDEO
“COMPOSITE” a)
in video area
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
S-video (VIDEO VIDEO
IN: Y/S-Y/CPST
and R-Y/S-C)
“S VIDEO”
video area
Component
VIDEO
(VIDEO IN: Y/
S-Y/CPST, R-Y/
S-C, and B-Y)
“Y-RB” in video
area
a)
VIDEO
“SDI” in video area
HDV format
i.LINKcompliant
digital video
i.LINK
“i.LINK:HDV” in
video area
HDV indicator and
i.LINK button lit
i.LINK
“i.LINK:DV/
DVCAM” in video
area
DV or DVCAM
indicator b) or
i.LINK button lit
Lit button or
indicator in
the input
signal display
Analog (AUDIO IN
1/3, 2/4)
CH1 1/2 and
CH2 3/4
ANALOG a)
AES/EBU (AUDIO
(AES/EBU) IN)
CH1 1/2 and
CH2 3/4
AES/EBU
SDI (SDI IN)
CH1 1/2 and
CH2 3/4
SDI
Internal test audio
CH1 1/2 and
CH2 3/4
SG
a) When the HVBK-1505 option board is not installed, pressing buttons
in the input selection section does not show on the input signal
display, and no indicator lights.
in
SDI (SDI IN)
Audio input signal Corresponding
(input connector) button in the
video/audio
input selection
section
Caution
Once you have started recording, you cannot change
the input signal selection.
4
Select the audio mode.
Select either 2-channel mode (2 CHANNEL) or 4channel mode (4 CHANNEL) with the REC MODE
menu item (see page 79).
( HDV/DV)
DV/DVCAM
format i.LINKcompliant
digital video
( HDV/DV)
Internal test
video
VIDEO
“SG”
area
c)
in video
a) When the HVBK-1505 option board is not installed, pressing buttons
in the input selection section does not select or show an input signal.
b) When the input signal is i.LINK (DV/DVCAM), the recording
format is determined by the setting of the REC FORMAT menu item.
c) For the internal test video signal, a 75% color bars signal, or a black
burst signal can be used. Select which is used with the VIDEO
CONTROL >INT VIDEO SG menu item.
Notes
• When i.LINK input is selected, video and audio
signals are both input through the i.LINK interface.
• When recording an HDV format signal from the
i.LINK input, it is not possible to adjust the audio
recording levels with the REC/PB LEVEL control
knobs.
• When there is no signal in the selected input, the
corresponding input signal indication flashes.
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Recording
Audio mode
Audio mode display
2-channel mode
48 K
4-channel mode
32 K
Cautions
• When recording in DVCAM format or DV (SP)
format, two audio recording modes, with either two
channels at 48 kHz or four channels at 32 kHz, can
be used. It is not possible to select any other mode
(for example with four channels at 48 kHz).
Recording in HDV format is two channels, 48 kHz.
• During audio editing, if a signal used in assemble or
insert editing is in a different mode from the audio
signal recorded on the tape, the signals will be
discontinuous at the edit points, and correct editing
will not be obtained. For this reason, the menu
settings on this unit are arranged to inhibit audio
editing between different modes.
For smooth editing operations, check the audio
recording mode of the tape beforehand.
• Once you have started recording, you cannot change
the audio mode or recording format.
• If on a tape there is a point where the audio mode is
switched, it is not possible to carry out insert editing
over a section including that point.
• When, in 4-channel mode, analog audio is selected
for all four channels (channels 1/2 and 3/4), the same
analog audio signals are recorded on channels 1 and
3 and on channels 2 and 4, respectively.
5
When manually adjusting audio input levels
With the VARIABLE switch on the front panel set to
REC, use the REC/PB LEVEL control knobs for each
channel to adjust the audio input level.
Note
When controlling this unit from an editing control unit
connected to the REMOTE connector or the HDV/DV
connector of this unit, set the remote control switch to
9PIN or i.LINK. When not, set the switch to LOCAL.
1
Watching the audio level meter in E-E mode, adjust
the level so that the meter does not indicate higher
values than 0 dB when the audio signal is at its
maximum. When the level exceeds 0 dB, the “OVER”
indicator lights.
2
Remote control switch
POWER
EJECT
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
REPEAT
1080 525
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
“Preventing accidental
erasure” (page 38)
Check for tape slack.
“Checking the tape for
slack” (page 37)
If the REC INHI indicator lights:
The probable causes are as follows.
• It indicates that the REC/SAVE switch of the loaded
cassette has been set to SAVE. Press the EJECT
button to remove the cassette, then set the REC/
SAVE switch to REC and reload the cassette.
• The REC INHIBIT menu item (see page 72) is set to
ON. Set it to OFF.
For details of timecode settings when recording, see
Chapter 4, “Using Time Data” (page 49).
1
Make sure that the REC/
SAVE switch of the
cassette is set to REC.
The cassette is automatically drawn into the unit and
the tape is wound round the head drum. The tape is
stationary while the head drum rotates, and the STOP
button lights.
Timecode setting
This section describes how to record video and audio
signals input to the input connectors of this unit.
See section
Make sure that the
“Condensation” (page 89)
“HUMID!” alarm is not
shown in the time counter
display.
Reference level setting
The factory-preset reference level for analog audio
input is –20 dB.
This setting can be changed to –18,
–16 or –12 dB using the LEVEL SELECT menu item
(see page 80).
For recording in DV (SP) format, the reference level is
fixed at –12 dB.
Carrying out Recording
Item to check
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
When recording at reference level
When the VARIABLE switch on the front panel is set
to PRESET, recording is carried out at the preset
reference level.
After checking the following items, hold the cassette
with the tape window facing upward, then insert it into
the recorder (this unit) as illustrated on page 38.
Hold down the REC button and press the PLAY
button.
This puts the unit into recording mode, and the tape
starts moving.
Cautions
• Once you have started recording, you cannot change the
audio mode or recording format.
• If on a tape there is a point where the audio mode is
switched, it is not possible to carry out insert editing over
a section including that point.
-30
-40
-60
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
CH2
EDIT MODE
REC INHI
TC
VITC
44.1K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
PRESET
PB
PHONES
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
If the following indicators light when a cassette is
loaded:
Indicator
2
It means:
The loaded cassette contains
a cassette memory.
Recording
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Indicator
It means:
CL
There is ClipLink log data
stored in the cassette memory
on the loaded cassette.
Caution
With such a cassette, carrying
out recording destroys the
ClipLink log data.
NO EDIT indicator
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
• A tape recorded in
DVCPRO format is inserted.
Replace the tape with one
recorded in DVCAM format.
• The recording format
selected on this unit is DV
(SP). In this case, you
cannot use the editing
functions.
• A tape recorded in HDV
format is inserted.
An HDV tape cannot be
edited with this unit.
During editing operation
The audio recording mode
selected on this unit does not
coincide with that of the tape.
• In this case, set the unit for
the same audio recording
mode as with the tape.
• However, If your current
purpose is recording only,
you can use the tape as it
is.
For more details, see
“Troubleshooting” (page 93).
If a warning message appears on the monitor
screen:
In full screen display or small screen display mode, if you
attempt to record on a cassette tape with the REC/SAVE
switch is set to SAVE (recording inhibited), a warning
message appears on the monitor screen: “ALARM
RECORD INHIBIT PLUG ON THE CASSETTE IS SET
TO INHIBIT.”
Take out the cassette, and set the REC/SAVE switch to
REC, then reinsert the cassette.
To stop recording:
Press the STOP button.
The unit enters stop mode, and will automatically switch to
standby off mode after the time period set with the FROM
STOP> STOP TIMER menu item (see page 77) for tape
protection.
To remove the cassette:
Press the EJECT button.
After a few seconds, the tape is unwound from the head
drum and the cassette is automatically ejected. If a CNT
value is shown on the time counter display (the time data
type indicator CNT is lit), the CNT value is reset.
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Recording
To inhibit the unit from outputting text
information (time data, operating mode
indications, etc.) to the monitor screen:
Set the CHARA. DISPLAY menu item (see page 73) to
OFF.
To change the time period before the unit
switches from stop mode to standby off mode:
Change the setting of the FROM STOP > STOP TIMER
menu item (see page 77).
Reference level for recording in DV (SP) format
On many consumer DV devices, recording is carried out at
a reference level of –12 dB. Threfore, when recording in
DV (SP) format on this unit, using the fixed referenced
level of –12 dB is recommended. When dubbing DVCAM
source material recorded at a different reference level, you
can carry out manual adjustment as described in the
following.
Player (DSR1800A/1800AP/
1600A a)/1600AP a)/
1500A/1500AP) in
E-E mode
Recorder (HVR-1500) in
E-E mode
i.LINK/SDI
Audio input
selection: INT
SG/1 kHz
REC mode: 2ch or
4ch depending on
DVCAM source
Reference level:
Reference level of
the DVCAM
source
VAR switch b):
PRESET
REC FORMAT: DV (SP)
VARIABLE switch: REC
For each channel,
observing the audio
level meter, adjust the
audio level to –12 dB
with the LEVEL control
knob.
a) On the DSR-1600A/1600AP, tape recordedat the reference level is played
back.
b) DSR-1500A/1500AP only
Playback Operations
Playback
1
This section describes the settings and operations
necessary to perform playback on this unit.
Remote control switch
POWER
For details of connections and settings when using this
unit as part of an editing system, see Chapter 5,
“Connections and Settings for Editing” (page 53).
EJECT
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
REPEAT
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
1080 525
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
-30
-40
LEVEL
For details of use for dubbing through the i.LINK
interface, see Chapter 6, “Using the i.LINK Connector for
Dubbing and TC Insert” (page 62).
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
-60
CH2
EDIT MODE
REC INHI
TC
VITC
44.1K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
PRESET
PB
PHONES
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
Settings for Playback
Note
When controlling this unit from a device connected to the
REMOTE connector or the HDV/DV connector of this
unit, set the remote control switch of this unit to 9PIN or
i.LINK. When not, set the switch to LOCAL.
Video monitor
2
1
HVR-1500 (this unit, player)
For details of cassette insertion, see page 38, and for
usable cassette types, see page 37.
POWER
EJECT
1
The cassette is automatically drawn into the unit and
the STOP button lights. A few seconds later, if the
STOP under the AUTO EE SELECT menu item (see
page 72) is set to PB, a still image will appear on the
monitor screen.
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
REPEAT
1080 525
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
-30
-40
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
-60
CH2
EDIT MODE
REC INHI
TC
VITC
44.1K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
PRESET
PB
PHONES
Insert a cassette.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
2
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
2
1
Power on this unit by pressing on the “(” side of the
POWER switch.
2
Power on the video monitor and set its switches as
shown below.
Switch
Setting
75 Ω termination switch
ON (or attach a 75 Ω
terminator.)
Press the PLAY button.
This starts the playback operation. When the tape is
played back all the way to the end, the unit
automatically rewinds it and then stops.
Indicators lit when a cassette is loaded
Indicator
It means:
The loaded cassette contains a
cassette memory.
CL
There is ClipLink log data
stored in the cassette memory
on the loaded cassette.
To stop playback:
Press the STOP button.
The unit enters stop mode, and will automatically switch to
standby off mode for tape protection.
To adjust the audio playback level:
For digital or analog audio output:
Set the VARIABLE switch on the front panel to PB and
use the REC/PB LEVEL control knobs for each channel.
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For outputs from the PHONES jack and MONITOR
AUDIO connector:
Use the LEVEL control knob on the front panel (outputs
from the PHONES jack on the front panel and the
MONITOR AUDIO connector on the rear panel are
adjusted).
Note
Except when down-converting a tape recorded in HDV
format for output in DV or DVCAM format, it is not
possible to adjust the audio signal level of the i.LINK
output with the REC/PB LEVEL control knobs.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
To eject the cassette:
Press the EJECT button.
If a CNT value is shown in the time counter display, the
CNT value is reset.
To inhibit the unit from outputting text
information (time data, operating mode
indications, etc.) to the monitor screen:
Set the CHARA. DISPLAY menu item (see page 73) to
OFF.
To disable the automatic rewind function:
Set the AUTO REW menu item (see page 73) to
DISABLE.
To change the time period before the unit
switches from stop mode to standby off mode:
Change the setting of the FROM STOP> STOP TIMER
menu item (see page 77).
Yes: operation enabled / No: operation disabled
Button
operation
Supported
variable speed
playback
Tape recording format
,/B
FWD search
×10
×8
</A
REV search
×–10
×–8
M
FWD frame-byframe
Yes
Yes
×1/2
×1/5
Yes
No
×–1/2
×–1
M (held down)
m
m (held down)
REV frame-byframe
DV/DVCAM HDV
Note
A tape recorded in HDV format cannot be played back in
reverse frame-by-frame or reverse slow mode.
To set the maximum speed for fast forward and
rewind when the F FWD or REW button is pressed
Set the MAX SRCH SPEED> F.FWD/REW menu item to
the desired maximum speed.
Operation From an External Device
You can control this unit using a controller or editor
equipped with an RS-422A interface connected to the
REMOTE connector on the rear panel, a device connected
to the HDV/DV connector, or a remote control unit (such
as the DSRM-10) with SIRCS support connected to the
CONTROL-S connector on the front panel.
Note
Variable Speed Playback
Using the search function, you can rapidly search for a
particular scene, and set edit points rapidly and precisely.
Variable speed playback operations on the
unit
Setting the SEARCH ENABLE menu item (see page 72)
to ENABLE, enables the arrow buttons on the unit to be
used for search operations.
When controlling this unit from an external device, set the
remote control switch on the front panel as follows.
External device
Setting of the remote control
switch on this unit
Editing unit connected to
REMOTE connector
9PIN
Remote control unit with
LOCAL
SIRCS support connected
to CONTROL-S connector
Device connected to
i.LINK
HDV/DV connector
Variable speed playback when controlling
from an external device
When using an external controller or a remote control unit
with SIRCS supports, the speed for variable speed
playback corresponds to the tape format.
Supported playback speeds for HDV format
For a tape recorded in HDV 1080i format, the supported
playback speeds and output image quality are shown in the
following table.
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Playback
1
YES: output possible / NO: output not possible
Image
quality
Video output i.LINK
output
×24
Coarse
YES
YES
×8
Coarse
YES
YES
×1
Normal
YES
YES
×1/5
Normal
YES
NO
×1/10
Normal
YES
NO
×1/30
Normal
YES
NO
Forward
frame-byframe
Normal
YES
NO
STILL
Normal
YES
NO
×–1
Coarse
YES
YES
×–8
Coarse
YES
YES
×–24
Coarse
YES
YES
Note
Audio cannot be played back at variable speed for HDV
format.
Supported playback speeds for DV/DVCAM/
DVCPRO format
The possible playback operations for DV/DVCAM/
DVCPRO format, and supported playback speeds are as
follows.
Playback operation
Playback speed
Shuttle playback
–60 to + 60 times normal speed
(search audio can be checked in
range of –10 to +10 times normal
speed.)
Frame-by-frame
playback
Low speed search, frame units
Digital slow-motion
–1/2 to +1/2 times normal speed
(audio slow-motion playback
possible using noiseless/digital
jog sound. )
Jog audio
–1/2 to –1/30, +1/30 to +1/2
times normal speed
Still
Still image of desired field
You can set points A and B as start and end points by
following the procedure described in the next section.
2
Set the REPEAT MODE menu item (see page 71) to
ON.
The repeat indicator lights.
3
Press the SET (YES) button to save the new setting
and close the menu.
4
Press the PLAY button.
The unit starts repeat playback from the repeat start
point set in step 1.
Setting Points A and B for Repeat
Playback
You can set the repeat playback start point (point A) and
end point (point B) by using the current tape position or
inputting timecode values.
To perform repeat playback after setting points A and B,
press the PLAY button. When the DSRM-10 Remote
Control Unit is connected, you can also start repeat
playback by pressing its PLAY button.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Playback
speed
Set the desired repeat start and end points with the
REPEAT FUNCTION menu item (see page 71).
Note
When performing repeat playback using points A and B as
the playback start and end points, make sure that the
REPEAT TOP and REPEAT END menu items (see
page 71) are set to A POINT and B POINT, respectively.
For details of how to carry out a search operation on an
external device, refer to the operating instructions for the
particular device.
Repeat Playback — Automatic
Cyclical Playback
Proceed as follows to perform automatic cyclical playback
of recording (repeat playback) between selected start and
end points.
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Setting the current tape position as point A
or B
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
1,15
TC
PRESET
POWER
SET(YES)
13
12
EJECT
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
REPEAT
1080 525
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
A
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
B
-30
-40
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
-60
CH2
EDIT MODE
REC INHI
TC
VITC
44.1K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
8,11
PRESET
PB
PHONES
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
REC
A
B
5,7,9,12
MENU
2,3,4,6,
10,11
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
1
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
TC
PRESET
A
Buttons used for setting
the current tape position
as point A
Press the MENU button.
The following menu display appears.
SET(YES)
SYSTEM
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
B
Buttons used for setting
the current tape position
as point B
While holding down the SET (YES) button in the menu
control section, press the </A or ,/B button. The
timecode value of the current tape position is set as point
A or B, and a message “A set” or “B set” is displayed for
0.5 second in the time counter display.
Once set, the point A or B timecode value is held in the
non-volatile memory of the unit until changed. It is not lost
when the unit is powered off.
MENU
Setup menu
Time counter display
Monitor screen
2
With SETUP MENU selected, press the ,/B
button.
The display changes as follows.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
SETUP BANK OPERATION
SYSTEM SEL
: J
MENU
GRADE
:
Operational
Time counter display
BASIC
Note
When setting point A or B, you can only use a timecode
value. Even when CNT is selected with the COUNTER
SELECT button, you cannot use a CNT value to set point
A or B.
Monitor screen
3
To check the point A or B timecode value
Press the </A or ,/B button in the menu control
section. While the button is held down, the point A or B
timecode value is displayed on the monitor screen and in
the time counter display.
If you hold down the </A and ,/B buttons
simultaneously, the value shown is the point B timecode
value minus the point A timecode value. If the point A
timecode value is greater than the point B timecode value,
a minus sign (–) is shown before the value.
Inputting timecode values for points A and
B
Using the following procedure, you can modify the
timecode value for point A or B.
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Playback
With OPERATIONAL FUNCTION selected, press
the ,/B button.
The display changes as follows.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
AUTO EE SELECT
LOCAL ENABLE
:STP&EJ
REC FORMAT
> REP FUNC
Time counter display
Monitor screen
4
With REPEAT FUNCTION selected, press the ,/B
button.
The contents of the REPEAT FUNCTION menu item
are displayed.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
REPEAT MODE :OFF
REPEAT TOP
:T.TOP
REPEAT END
:V.END
A PRESET
B PRESET
>> REPEAT MD
Time counter display
9
Press the m button to select A PRESET.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
REPEAT MODE :OFF
REPEAT TOP
:A
REPEAT END
:V.END
A PRESET
B PRESET
>> A preset
Time counter display
Monitor screen
5
Monitor screen
Press the m button to select REPEAT TOP.
>> REP TOP
Time counter display
10 Press the ,/B button.
The A PRESET MODE screen appears. The timecode
value of the current point A is displayed below the
screen title.
A
Press the ,/B button.
INC/DEC
SHIFT
CLEAR
DATA SAVE
TO MENU
The display changes as follows.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
REPEAT TOP
:T.TOP
* TAPE TOP
A POINT
Time counter display
>>> A point
Time counter display
Each press of the button causes the digit to the left or
right to begin flashing.
Holding the button down moves the flashing digit
continuously.
If you want to clear the timecode value, press the
RESET (NO) button. The value is cleared to
00:00:00:00, and the leftmost digit begins flashing.
12 Press the M or m button to increment or decrement the
Each press of the button increments or decrements the
value. Holding the button down increments or
decrements the value continuously. To change other
digits, return to step 11.
13 Press the SET (YES) button to confirm the defined
Press the </A button.
value.
The display changes as follows.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
REPEAT MODE :OFF
REPEAT TOP
:A
REPEAT END
:V.END
A PRESET
B PRESET
11 Press the </A or ,/B button to select the digit in
value of the flashing digit.
Monitor screen
8
( )( )KEY
( )( )KEY
RESET KEY
SET KEY
MENU KEY
the timecode value display that you want to change.
Press the m button to select A POINT.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
REPEAT TOP
:T.TOP
* TAPE TOP
A POINT
:
:
:
:
:
00:00:00:00
Time counter display
Monitor screen
>>> Tape top
Monitor screen
7
MODE
A
00:00:00:00
REPEAT TOP
Monitor screen
6
PRESET
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
REPEAT MODE :OFF
REPEAT TOP
:T.TOP
REPEAT END
:V.END
A PRESET
B PRESET
>> REP TOP
Time counter display
The message “NOW SAVING...” is displayed on the
monitor screen and “Saving...” is shown in the time
counter display while the new setting is being saved in
memory.
Caution
Monitor screen
The new setting may be lost if you power off the unit
during the saving operation. Wait until the saving
operation is completed before powering the unit off.
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47
If you want to discard the changed value
Press the MENU button instead of pressing the SET
(YES) button to return to the menu display, then press
the MENU button again to end the menu operation
without saving the changed value into memory.
After the saving operation is completed, the monitor
screen and time counter display return to the REPEAT
FUNCTION setting display as shown in step 9.
14 To set point B, refer to steps 5 to 13.
(Select REPEAT END in step 5, B POINT in step 7,
and B PRESET in step 9.)
15 Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Cuing Up to Any Desired Position
Set as Point A or B
You can set any desired tape position as point A or B and
cue up to the set point when required.
Proceed as follows.
Cueing up to point A: Hold down the </A button, and
press the F FWD button or REW button.
Cueing up to point B: Hold down the ,/B button, and
press the F FWD button or REW button.
For the methods of setting points A and B, see “Setting the
current tape position as point A or B” (page 46).
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Playback
Using Time Data
Chapter
4
For details of TC insert function, see page 66.
Recording Timecode and
User Bit Data
Notes
• For linear editing using an editing control unit, when
using this unit as the recorder, set the timecode recording
mode to Internal Preset, and the advance mode to Free
Run.
• If the recording format is DVCAM and timecode is
recorded discontinuously, you can overwrite the
timecode (or user bit data) from any initial value set on
this unit (TC insert function).
Internal preset mode
You can set the initial timecode value before recording the
timecode generated by the internal TC (timecode)
generator onto a tape. In DVCAM/DV format recording,
you can preset the timecode user bit data, to record such
data as the date, time, scene number, reel number, or other
useful information.
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Chapter 4 Using Time Data
For timecode recording, there are three methods, as
follows.
Internal preset mode: Set an initial value, and generate a
timecode internally to this unit, which is recorded.
You can select either of the following advance modes.
• Free Run: Timecode advances continually.
• Rec Run: Timecode advances only during
recording.
Internal regeneration mode: Generate a timecode
internally to this unit, to run consecutively from the
timecode already recorded on the tape, and record
this.
External regeneration mode: Generate a timecode
internally to this unit, synchronized to an external
input timecode, and record this. For the external input,
you can select from the timecode input to the
following connectors.
• TC IN connector: LTC
• HDV/DV connector: LTC/VITC (VITC is
available only when the recording format setting of
this unit is DVCAM.)
• SDI IN connector: RP188 SDI embedded timecode
(LTC)
• Video input connectors: VITC (only available when
the recording format setting of this unit is DVCAM)
Setting the Timecode Initial Value,
and Setting User Bit Data
3,8
POWER
EJECT
LOCAL
9PIN
i.LINK
i.LINK
INPUT SELECT
VIDEO
CH1 1/2
CH2 3/4
OVER
OVER
0
REC/PB LEVEL
1
2
3
60i
720 30p 720
60p
HDV DVCAM
(DV)
-12
4
DISPLAY
-20
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
-30
-40
LEVEL
MONITOR
SELECT
VARIABLE
REC
CH1
-60
CH2
EDIT MODE
REPEAT
TC
VITC
48K
01:23:45:15
COUNTER
SELECT
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
PRESET
PB
PHONES
CONTROL-S
REW
PLAY
F FWD
STOP
2
REC
A
B
4 5,6,7
1
Press the DISPLAY button to set the LCD monitor
display to status display mode or small screen display
mode (see page 14).
2
Press the COUNTER SELECT button to light the time
data type indicator TC or UB.
TC: To set the initial timecode value
UB: To set user bit data
The current timecode value or user bit data is shown in
the time counter display.
Recording Timecode and User Bit Data
49
3
Set the TIME CODE menu items (see page 75) as
follows, then press the SET (YES) button.
Menu item
Setting
TC MODE
INT PRESET
RUN MODE
FREE RUN 1) or REC RUN 2)
DF MODE 3)
ON (DF mode) or OFF (NDF mode)
1)The internal TC (timecode) generator begins to advance at the instant
of completion of the setting.
2)Starting and stopping of the internal TC (timecode) generator advance
is linked to starting and stopping of video and audio recording.
3)Valid when the system frequency is 60i, and the recording mode is
DVCAM or HDV. In other cases, regardless of the menu setting, this
is automatically fixed at OFF (NDF).
4
Press the TC PRESET.
Chapter 4 Using Time Data
The current setting is shown on the monitor screen.
The leftmost digit keeps flashing. Either of the
following menu screens is displayed on the monitor
screen depending on the selection (TC or UB) made in
step 2.
TC PRESET MODE
UB PRESET MODE
TCG 00:00:00:00
UBG 00:00:00:00
INC/DEC : ( )( )KEY
SHIFT : ( )( )KEY
CLEAR : RESET KEY
DATA SAVE :
SET KEY
ABORT : TC PRESET KEY
INC/DEC : ( )( )KEY
SHIFT : ( )( )KEY
CLEAR : RESET KEY
DATA SAVE :
SET KEY
ABORT : TC PRESET KEY
Setting screen for initial
timecode value
Setting screen for user bit data
value
Notes
5
50
6
Use the M and m buttons to change the value of the
flashing digit.
Enter hexadecimal values (0 to 9, A to F) when setting
user bit data.
7
Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have set the desired
values for all digits.
8
Press the SET (YES) button.
The message “NOW SAVING...” appears on the
monitor screen, and “Saving...” appears in the time
counter display, while the new settings are saved in
memory.
When the saving operation is completed, the monitor
screen and time counter display return to their normal
indications.
Note
The new setting may be lost if you power off the unit
during the saving operation. Wait until the saving
operation is completed before powering the unit off.
To set the current time as the initial
timecode value
In step 3 above, set the RUN MODE menu item to FREE
RUN, then set the current time (format: HH:MM:SS:FF =
hours:minutes:seconds:frames) in step 4 and subsequent
steps.
Recording Timecode to Continue
from Previously Recorded Timecode
Internal regen mode
• If you press the TC PRESET button while CNT
value is being displayed, the message “COUNTER
MODE IS SELECTED.” will appear on the monitor
screen and “CNT mode!” will appear in the time
counter display on the front panel. If this happens,
press the COUNTER SELECT button to light the
time data type indicator TC or UB.
• When recording an HDV format signal input to the
HDV/DV connector of this unit, the user bit data
are automatically copied, and cannot be preset this
unit.
• For HDV 1080i format, the user bit data can only be
recorded every 3 frames.
When the recording format on the tape is DVCAM or DV,
and the recording format of this unit is set to be the same
as on the tape, you can record timecode consecutively from
the timecode already recorded on the tape.
To do this, set the TC MODE menu item to INT REGEN.
When recording starts the timecode on the tape is read, and
this unit internally generates and records continuing
timecode.
In this case, the frame count mode is the same as that of the
timecode recorded on the tape (drop-frame or non-dropframe).
Use the </A and ,/B buttons to move the
flashing digit to the value to be changed.
To set a value of 00:00:00:00, simply press the RESET
(NO) button.
When the recording format of the tape is HDV, this setting
is not available.
Recording Timecode and User Bit Data
Note
Synchronizing the Internal Timecode
Generator to an External Timecode
— External Synchronization
When the timecode generator is in the regenerate mode
(when the setting of the TC MODE menu item is INT
REGEN or EXT REGEN), you can select whether to
regenerate both timecode and user bit data, or to regenerate
either one of them, in the TIME CODE >TCG REGEN
menu item (see page 76).
External regen mode
You can synchronize the internal LTC (Timecode signal
connected to the TC IN connector, VITC signal inserted in
the video signal, or RP188 LTC signal superimposed on
SDI signal) generator to an external timecode (LTC) input
to this unit. Use this method when synchronizing the
timecode generators of multiple recorders, when recording
the playback timecode of an external VCR, or when you
want to record without interfering with the timecode
relation of a source image.
Note
• When the input mode is i.LINK (the i.LINK indication
appears in the video area of the input signal display), if
you set the TC MODE menu item to EXT REGEN, then
the internal timecode generator is synchronized to the
i.LINK input and not to the TC IN input.
• External synchronization to VITC is only supported
when the recording format of this unit is DVCAM.
• When the TC MODE menu item is set to EXT REGEN,
and timecode is also input from an external device
connected to the HDV/DV connector, if the input
timecode includes discontinuities, or advances
incorrectly, the input timecode and the timecode to be
recorded on the tape may be out of step with the
timecode display on this unit. Also, when using a
recorded tape with timecode discontinuous in this way,
editing and search operations may not perform correctly
depending on the combination of equipment.
Proceed as follows.
1
Depending on the type of external timecode, set the
signal input source and TIME CODE menu item (see
page 75) as follows.
External
timecode
and input
source
Video signal
input source 1)
LTC input to
TC IN
connector
Analog video
EXT
input connector or REGEN
SDI IN connector
LTC in HDV/
DV signal
LTC in SDI
signal
(RP188) 2)
Menu settings on
this unit
TC
MODE
TC
HDV/DV
connector
Press the STOP button to put this unit in stop mode, then
press the REC button.
Watch the time counter display, and check that the value
agrees with the external timecode value.
To record VITC
To record VITC on a tape, set the TIME CODE >VITC
menu item to ON, and carry out recording (even if VITC is
set to OFF, any VITC signal included in input video is
recorded unchanged).
SDI IN connector
VITC in video Analog video
EXT
signal
input connector or REGEN
SDI IN connector
VITC in HDV/
DV signal
TC
SELECT
To check that an external synchronization
is present
Chapter 4 Using Time Data
When an external timecode is input, the internal timecode
generator advance mode and frame count mode are
automatically set as follows.
Advance mode: FREE RUN
Frame count mode: same as the external timecode (dropframe or non-drop-frame )
Notes
VITC
HDV/DV
connector
1)Select the video signal input with the INPUT SELECT buttons (see
page 12) in the video/audio input selection section.
2)SDI embedded TC only supports LTC. If SDI input is selected, the
synchronization priority sequence of external timecode is as follows.
1 RP188 (embedded LTC)
2 An Input to the TC IN connector
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Outputting Timecode
This section describes the timecode output from the TC
OUT, VIDEO OUT and SDI OUT1/OUT2 connectors
during playback and recording, and in E-E mode.
Embedded timecode in SDI output
With an appropriate menu setting, this unit can also output
SDI embedded timecode as LTC in the SDI output,
compliant with the RP188 standard.
Embedded timecode in HD-SDI output
The HD-SDI output from this unit includes HDV timecode
as both LTC and VITC compliant with the ARIB STDB4.2.0 standard.
Timecode Output During Playback
Timecode output from the TC OUT connector
(LTC)
The timecode (and user bit data) read from the tape being
played is output from the TC OUT connector.
With the factory default setting, the timecode is not output
during search. To output timecode also during search, set
the TIME CODE >MUTING IN SRCH menu item to OFF.
Chapter 4 Using Time Data
Notes
• Even if the MUTING IN SRCH menu item is set to OFF,
when the timecode cannot be read from the tape during
search, no timecode is output.
• During still image playback, no timecode is output.
• During variable speed playback, the timecode output
follows the setting of the MUTING IN SRCH menu item
(see page 77).
Timecode output from the video signal output
connectors (VITC)
With the TIME CODE menu item, you can select whether
to insert timecode (VITC) in the video signal output from
the VIDEO OUT, SDI OUT1/OUT2 connectors.
Set the TIME CODE menu item as shown in next step.
For details of menu operations, see “Changing Menu
Settings” (page 84).
To output VITC
1
Set the VITC OUTPUT menu item (see page 76) to
TC or VITC.
TC: Convert the timecode (LTC) to VITC, and insert
in the output video signal.
VITC: Output the VITC inserted in the video signal.
If no VITC is to be inserted in the output video signal,
select OFF.
2
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With the VITC POS SEL-1 and VITC POS SEL-2
menu items (see page 76), specify the lines in which to
insert the VITC.
Outputting Timecode
Timecode Output During Recording
and in E-E Mode
Timecode output from the TC OUT connector
Timecode (and user bit data) is output according to the
settings described in “Recording Timecode and User Bit
Data” (see page 49).
During timecode recording and STOP REC (forced E-E
mode) you can adjust the timecode phase of the LTC signal
output from the TC OUT connector. (For details, see the
description of the EE OUT PHASE menu item (see
page 76).)
Timecode output from the video signal output
connectors
This is the same as described in “Timecode Output During
Playback.”
Connections and
Settings for Editing
Note
Production of some of the peripherals and related devices
described in this chapter has been discontinued. For advice
about choosing devices, please contact your Sony dealer or
a Sony sales representative.
Connection Using i.LINK
5
To connect for DVCAM/DV format
To transfer video and audio signals recorded in DVCAM/
DV format or HDV format to a nonlinear editing system in
DVCAM/DV format, make the following settings.
Here the data recorded in HDV format is output downconverted to DVCAM/DV format.
Computer settings
Settings on this unit
Install editing software Remote control switch: i.LINK
supporting the DVCAM/
INTERFACE SELECT >i.LINK
DV format
OUTPUT menu item: DV (SP) or
DVCAM (see page 81)
For capture:
Select an input other than i.LINK.
Set the OPERATIONAL
FUNCTION >AUTO EE SELECT:
STOP and STANDBY OFF menu
items to PB.
With this unit connected to a nonlinear editing system by
HDV/DV connectors, you can input and output signals in
HDV or DVCAM/DV format, and use remote control of
this unit.
The following figure shows an example of the
connections.
For writing back:
Switching i.LINK input signal:
i.LINK:DVCAM or i.LINK:DV
Also, set the OPERATIONAL
FUNCTION >AUTO EE SELECT:
STOP and STANDBY OFF menu
items to EE.
HVR-1500 (this unit)
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
Use in a Nonlinear Editing System
(AV/C Connection)
Chapter
AC IN
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
R-Y/S-C
REF.VIDEO
IN(SD/HD)
IN
OUT1
Y/CPST
OUT2 SDI
VIDEO OUT
Pr/R-Y/S-C
OUT1
Notes
AUDIO
IN
B-Y
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
OUT2 HD-SDI
IN
OUT
IN
MONITOR
AUDIO
2/4
1/3
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
1/2
TC
1/3
OUT
3/4 1/2
HDV/DV
3/4
REMOTE
HDV/DV
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
i.LINK (IEEE 1394) connector
Computer
• The nonlinear editing system requires editing software
(not supplied) to support the DV or DVCAM format.
Depending on the editing software used, this unit may
not operate correctly. Before use, be sure to check that
this unit is recommended as supported by the software.
• The HDV/DV connector on this unit is 6-pin. Check
the number of pins of the i.LINK (DV) connector of the
connected computer and use an appropriate i.LINK
cable.
To connect for HDV format
To transfer video and audio signals recorded in HDV
format to a nonlinear editing system, make the following
settings.
Connection Using i.LINK
53
Computer settings
Settings on this unit
Install editing software
supporting the HDV
format
Remote control switch: i.LINK
INTERFACE SELECT >i.LINK
OUTPUT menu item: HDV (see
page 81)
For capture:
Select an input other than i.LINK.
Set the OPERATIONAL
FUNCTION >AUTO EE SELECT:
STOP and STANDBY OFF menu
items to PB.
For writing back:
Switching i.LINK input signal:
i.LINK:HDV
Also, set the OPERATIONAL
FUNCTION >AUTO EE SELECT:
STOP and STANDBY OFF menu
items to EE.
Notes
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
54
• The nonlinear editing system requires editing software
(not supplied) to support the HDV format.
• The HDV/DV connector on this unit is 6-pin. Check
the number of pins of the i.LINK (DV) connector of the
connected computer, and use an appropriate i.LINK
cable.
• To switch between HDV format and DVCAM/DV
format, it may be necessary to temporarily disconnect
the i.LINK cable.
• When connecting an i.LINK cable to a computer or this
unit, check the orientation of the connector. Forcing the
plug into the connector the wrong way may damage the
connector.
• The HDV/DV connector supports HDV (1080i)/
DVCAM/DV signals.
• When using an i.LINK cable connection between this
unit and a device having a 6-pin i.LINK connector, do
not connect or disconnect the i.LINK cable before
powering off the device and disconnecting the power
cord from the AC supply. If you connect the i.LINK
cable while the power cord of the device is still
connected, a high voltage (8 to 40 V) may flow from the
i.LINK connector into this unit, possibly damaging this
unit.
• When converting a tape recorded in HDV format to
DVCAM format for output, the following restrictions
apply.
- The absolute address on the tape (ATN: Absolute
Track Number) is only output as a value converted to
DVCAM format during normal speed playback.
During other, variable speed playback, the values
recorded on the tape in HDV format are output.
- During normal speed playback, if there are unrecorded
sections, the tape transport operates with these
sections estimated as absolute addresses converted to
DVCAM.
Connection Using i.LINK
- The absolute address on a tape recorded with a format
conversion from HDV to DVCAM and that on the
original tape recorded in HDV do not match.
(Timecode values are copied correctly.)
• With this unit it is not possible to output video recorded
in DVCAM(DV) format up-converted to HDV.
When making connections, consult the operating
instructions for the device to be connected and the
nonlinear editing system.
Using in a Cut Editing System
The following figure shows an example of the connections
for a DVCAM format cut editing system with this unit as
the player, and a DSR-2000A/2000AP as the recorder.
You can carry out cut editing, controlling this unit from the
DSR-2000A/2000AP.
175 Ω coaxial cable (not supplied)
2Pin plug cable (not supplied)
3i.LINK cable (not supplied)
SD monitor
2000AP audio recording mode are the same. If the audio
modes are different, an alarm is displayed, and editing is
disabled.
• For linear editing using i.LINK input, if controlled
through the RS-422A interface, the edit points may be
offset, and the precision reduced. Use the i.LINK
interface also for control.
DSR-2000A/2000AP
(recorder) settings
Settings on this unit
INPUT SELECT menu item:
i.LINK
Remote control switch:
i.LINK
Remote control setting
section: i.LINK button (lit)
For details of DSR-2000A/2000AP settings, refer to the
DSR-2000A/2000AP Operating Instructions.
Audio input
Composite video input
1
MONITOR
2
AUDIO
VIDEO OUT
(SUPER) CPST
HVR-1500
(this unit, player)
AC IN
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
B-Y
Y/CPST
Pr/R-Y/S-C
1/3
REF.VIDEO
IN(SD/HD)
VIDEO OUT
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
1/3
IN
OUT1
IN
OUT
OUT2 SDI
OUT1
OUT2 HD-SDI
IN
MONITOR
AUDIO
2/4
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
1/2
TC
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
R-Y/S-C
AUDIO
IN
OUT
3/4 1/2
HDV/DV
3/4
REMOTE
HDV/DV
DSR-2000A/2000AP (recorder)
3
i.LINK
VIDEO OUT 3 1
MONITOR
(SUPER)
AUDIO
Composite video input
2 Audio input
SD monitor
Notes
• During audio editing, make sure that the base tape (the
tape to be edited) recording mode and the DSR-2000A/
Connection Using i.LINK
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Connections for a Linear Editing System
Notes
When using this unit as the recorder for editing in
DVCAM format:
• It is not possible to carry edit audio channels separately.
However, if all audio channels are selected, insert
editing is possible.
• For the audio edit points, you can select a cut or fade-in/
fade-out by menu selection.
• For linear editing using an i.LINK input, if controlled
through the RS-422A interface, the edit points are offset.
Use i.LINK for the control too.
When using this unit as the player for playback in HDV
format:
When using this unit as an HD linear editing player, this
unit does not support synchronization. Either turn the
controller’s player synchronization function off, or set it to
“Preroll & Play.”
Note
A tape recorded in HDV format cannot be edited with this
unit when using this unit as the recorder in an editing
system.
Editing in DVCAM Format Using an External Controller
Using an RM-280
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
56
The following figure shows an example of the connections
for a DVCAM format linear editing system connected to
an RM-280 editing controller, with a DSR-1500A/1500AP
as the player, and this unit as the recorder.
Connections for a Linear Editing System
175 Ω coaxial cable (not supplied)
SD monitor
Composite video input
29-pin remote cable (not supplied)
Audio input
3XLR cable (not supplied)
1
4
VIDEO OUT
(SUPER)
B-Y/CPST
MONITOR
DSR-1500A/
1500AP
(player)
4Pin plug cable (not supplied)
Reference video signal
1
REF. VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
Y/CPST
1
1
2
RM-280
(editing controller)
AC IN
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
R-Y/S-C
AUDIO
IN
B-Y
1/3
Pr/R-Y/S-C
Y/CPST
VIDEO OUT
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
DC IN
1/3
IN
OUT1
IN
OUT
OUT2 SDI
OUT1
OUT2 HD-SDI
IN
1
TC
MONITOR
AUDIO
REC TALLY
OUTPUT
REF
IN / OUT
3/4
REMOTE (9P)
RECORDER (DEVICE 1)
REMOTE
REMOTE
MONITOR 4
AUDIO
RS232C
OUT
3/4 1/2
HDV/DV
REMOTE (9P)
RECORDER (DEVICE 1)
PLAYER (DEVICE 2)
2/4
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
1/2
HVR-1500
(this unit,
recorder)
REMOTE (9P)
PLAYER (DEVICE 2)
2
REF IN/OUT
VIDEO OUT
(SUPER)CPST
1
Composite
video input
SD monitor
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
REF.VIDEO
IN(SD/HD)
3
AUDIO IN
1/3, 2/4a)
VIDEO IN
Y/S-Y/CPSTa)
REF.VIDEO IN
(SD/HD)
AUDIO OUT
1/3, 2/4
Audio input
a) To input analog video/audio signal requires the HVBK-1505.
DSR-1500A/1500AP (player) settings RM-280 (editing controller) settings
Settings on this unit
LOCAL/REMOTE switch: REMOTE
Remote control switch: 9PIN
EDITOR/REMOTE CONTROL
selector switch: EDITOR
Connections for a Linear Editing System
57
DSR-1500A/1500AP (player) settings RM-280 (editing controller) settings
Settings on this unit
REMOTE I/F menu item: 9PIN
Setup menu 01 PREROLL: 5s
Switching video input signal: COMPOSITE
Setup menu 05 SYNC SEL: ON
Switching audio input signal
CH1 1/2: ANALOG, CH2 3/4: ANALOG
Setup menu 06 SYNC VTR:
RECORDER
TC MODE menu item: INT PRESET
Setup menu 09 EDIT DLY: AUTO
RUN MODE menu item: FREE RUN
Setup menu 10 R ST DLY:
AUTO or LEARN
REC FORMAT menu item: DVCAM
Setup menu 11 P ST DLY:
AUTO or LEARN
For details of DSR-1500A/1500AP and RM-280 settings,
refer to the DSR-1500A/1500AP Operating Instructions
and RM-280 Operation Manual.
BVE-700A (Editing control unit)
To the REMOTE connector of DSR-1500A/1500AP
Using a BVE-700/700A
PLAYER-1
In place of an RM-280 editing controller, you can use a
BVE-700/700A editing control unit for cut editing.
SDI OUT
MONITOR
OUT
SWER
SDI IN
VIDEO
OUT2
VIDEO
OUT1
NETWORK
REF VIDEO IN
For details of BVE-700/700A settings, refer to the BVE700/700A User’s Guide.
TITLE
RECORDER
MIXER
RECORDER
PLAYER-3
PANEL
REF
VIDEO IN
AUX/
PLAYER-3
AC IN
PLAYER-2
PLAYER-2
GPI
PLAYER-1
PLAYER-1
EDL
RECORDER
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
To the REMOTE connector of HVR-1500
DSR-1500A/1500AP (player)
settings
BVE-700/700A (editing control unit)
setting
Settings on this unit
LOCAL/REMOTE switch: REMOTE
SYNCHRONIZE menu: ON
Remote control switch: 9PIN
REMOTE I/F menu item: 9PIN
Switching video input signal: COMPOSITE
Switching audio input signal
CH1 1/2: ANALOG, CH2 3/4: ANALOG
TC MODE menu item: INT PRESET
RUN MODE menu item: FREE RUN
REC FORMAT menu item: DCVAM
Setting the VCR constants
When connecting an editing control unit, make the settings
each for HVR-1500 and DSR-1500A/1500AP as follows.
In this case, the VCR constants need to be set each for
HVR-1500 and DSR-1500A/1500AP. Set as follows.
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Connections for a Linear Editing System
HVR-1500
System
frequency
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
59.94i
80
19
00
96
05
05
03
80
50i
81
19
00
7D
05
05
02
80
System
frequency
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
59.94i
0A
08
FE
00
80
5A
FF
5A
50i
0A
07
FE
00
80
4C
FF
4B
DSR-1500A
DSR-1500AP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
80
17
00
96
05
05
03
80
81
17
00
7D
05
05
02
80
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
0A
08
FE
00
80
5A
FF
5A
0A
07
FE
00
80
4C
FF
4B
When Using This Unit as an HDV Tape Player
Using a BVE-700/700A
to a BVE-700/700A editing control unit, with this unit as
the player and an HDW-M2000/M2000P as the recorder.
The following figure shows an example of the connections
for HD linear editing of HDV format material, connecting
175 Ω coaxial cable (not supplied)
HD monitor
HD-SDI input
29-pin remote cable (not supplied)
1
HD-SDI
OUT1,OUT2
HVR-1500
(this unit, player)
AC IN
Reference video
signal
REF.VIDEO IN
(SD/HD)
AUDIO
IN
R-Y/S-C
B-Y
Y/CPST
Pr/R-Y/S-C
1/3
1
REF.VIDEO
IN(SD/HD)
VIDEO OUT
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
1/3
REF.VIDEO IN
(SD/HD)
IN
OUT1
IN
OUT
OUT2 SDI
OUT1
OUT2 HD-SDI
IN
2/4
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
1/2
TC
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
OUT
3/4 1/2
MONITOR
AUDIO
HDV/DV
3/4
REMOTE
1
HD-SDI
OUT1,OUT2
REMOTE
2
1
REF VIDEO
INPUT
HDSDI
INPUT
PLAYER-1
75Ω
REF VIDEO
INPUT
SDI OUT
MONITOR
OUT
1
SWER
REF VIDEO IN
SDI IN
VIDEO
OUT2
VIDEO
OUT1
TITLE
RECORDER
MIXER
NETWORK
REF
VIDEO IN
HDSDI
HDW-M2000/M2000P OUTPUT 3 1
REMOTE 1-IN(9P)
(SUPER)
(recorder)
HD-SDI input
RECORDER
PLAYER-3
PANEL
AUX/
PLAYER-3
AC IN
PLAYER-2
PLAYER-2
GPI
PLAYER-1
PLAYER-1
EDL
RECORDER
BVE-700/700A
(editing control unit)
2
HD monitor
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59
HDW-M2000/M2000P (recorder)
settings
BVE-700/700A (editing control unit)
setting
Setting on this unit
REMOTE 1(9P) button: lit
SYNCHRONIZE menu:OFF
Remote control switch: 9PIN
REF.VIDEO INPUT connector 75 Ω
termination switch: ON
Audio selection function switching
button
INPUT button: HDSDI
Function menu HOME >F1 (VID. IN):
SDI
Function menu page 1 >F1 (TCG): INT
Function menu page 1 >F2 (PR/RGN):
PRESET
Function menu page 1 >F3 (RUN):
FREE
For details of HDW-M2000/M2000P and BVE-700/700A
settings, refer to the HDW-M2000/M2000P Operation
Manual and the BVE-700/700A User's Guide.
Setting the VCR constants
When connecting an editing control unit, set the VCR
constants as follows.
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Using an RM-280
In place of a BVE-700/700A editing control unit, you can
use an RM-280 editing controller for cut editing.
For details of RM-280 settings, refer to the RM-280
Operation Manual.
HVR-1500
RM-280 (Editing controller)
System
frequency
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
59.94i
80
19
00
96
05
05
03
80
50i
81
19
00
7D
05
05
02
80
System
frequency
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
59.94i
0A
08
FE
00
80
5A
FF
5A
50i
0A
07
FE
00
80
4C
FF
4B
To the REMOTE connector of HVR-1500
REMOTE (9P)
PLAYER (DEVICE 2)
DC IN
To the REMOTE 1-IN
(9P) connector of
HDW-M2000/M2000P
REMOTE (9P)
RECORDER (DEVICE 1)
PLAYER (DEVICE 2)
RS232C
REMOTE (9P)
RECORDER
(DEVICE 1)
REC TALLY
OUTPUT
REF
IN / OUT
REF IN/OUT
To the REF VIDEO INPUT
connector of HDW-M2000/M2000P
HDW-M2000/M2000P(recorder) settings
RM-280 (editing controller) settings
Setting on this unit
REMOTE 1(9P) button: lit
EDITOR/REMOTE CONTROL selector
switch: EDITOR
Remote control switch: 9PIN
REF.VIDEO INPUT connector 75 Ω
termination switch: ON
Setup menu 01 PREROLL: 7s
Audio selection function switching
buttonINPUT button: HDSDI
Setup menu 05 SYNC SEL: ON
Function menu HOME >F1(VID. IN): SDI
Setup menu 06 SYNC VTR: RECORDER
Function menu page 1 >F1(TCG): INT
Setup menu 09 EDIT DLY: AUTO
Function menu page 1 >F2(PR/RGN):
PRESET
Setup menu 10 R ST DLY:
AUTO or LEARN
Function menu page 1 >F3(RUN): FREE
Setup menu 11 P ST DLY:
AUTO or LEARN
Connections for a Linear Editing System
When Using the Editing Functions of the Recorder
The following figure shows an HD cut editing system
comprising this unit as a player, and an HDW-M2000/
M2000P unit as a recorder. In this example, video and
audio signals are connected by HD-SDI, and control
signals are transferred via the REMOTE connector.
175 Ω coaxial cable (not supplied)
29-pin remote cable (not supplied)
HDW-M2000/M2000P
(recorder) settings
Settings on this unit
REMOTE 1(9P) button: lit
Remote control switch:
9PIN
REF.VIDEO INPUT connector
75 Ω termination switch: ON
Audio selection function
switching button
INPUT button: HDSDI
Function menu HOME >F1
(VID. IN): SDI
Function menu page 1 >F1
(TCG): INT
Function menu page 1 >F2
(PR/RGN): PRESET
HD monitor
Function menu page 1 >F3
(RUN): FREE
HD-SDI input
For details of HDW-M2000/M2000P settings, refer to the
HDW-M2000/M2000P Operation Manual.
1
HVR-1500
(this unit, player)
AC IN
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
AUDIO
IN
R-Y/S-C
B-Y
Y/CPST
Pr/R-Y/S-C
1/3
REF.VIDEO
IN(SD/HD)
VIDEO OUT
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
1/3
REF.VIDEO IN
(SD/HD)
Chapter 5 Connections and Settings for Editing
Reference video
signal
1
REF.VIDEO IN
(SD/HD)
HD-SDI
OUT1,OUT2
IN
OUT1
IN
OUT
OUT2 SDI
OUT1
OUT2 HD-SDI
IN
1/2
TC
MONITOR
AUDIO
2/4
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
OUT
3/4 1/2
HDV/DV
3/4
REMOTE
1
HD-SDI
OUT1,OUT2
REMOTE
1
REF VIDEO
INPUT
HDSDI
INPUT
75Ω
HDSDI
HDW-M2000/2000P OUTPUT 3
REMOTE 1-IN(9P)
(SUPER)
(recorder)
HD-SDI
input
1
2
HD monitor
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Using the i.LINK Connector
for Dubbing and TC Insert
Digital Dubbing
Chapter
6
HVR-Z1 (player)
In addition to straightforward tape dubbing, you can also
use this unit to dub signals in HDV 1080i or DVCAM/DV
format automatically from the beginning of the tape to the
end through the i.LINK interface.
Connections and Settings
The following figure shows an example of the connections
for carrying out dubbing through the i.LINK interface,
using this unit as the recorder, and an HVR-Z1 as the
player.
HDV/DV (4-pin)
HVR-1500 (this unit, recorder)
Chapter 6 Using the i.LINK Connector for Dubbing and TC Insert
AC IN
VIDEO
IN Y/S-Y/CPST
R-Y/S-C
B-Y
Y/CPST
Pr/R-Y/S-C
AUDIO
IN
1/3
REF.VIDEO
IN(SD/HD)
VIDEO OUT
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
(SUPER)
CPST
2/4
AUDIO
OUT
1/3
IN
OUT1
IN
OUT
OUT2 SDI
OUT1
OUT2 HD-SDI
IN
1/2
TC
MONITOR
AUDIO
2/4
AUDIO I/O (AES/EBU)
OUT
3/4 1/2
HDV/DV
3/4
REMOTE
HDV/DV
(6-pin)
i.LINK cable (not supplied)
HVR-Z1 (player) setting
Settings on this unit
VCR HDV/DV in the
(IN/
OUT REC) menu 1): HDV or
DV
Press the i.LINK button in the
video/audio input selection
section, to display i.LINK:DV,
i.LINK:DVCAM or i.LINK:HDV
in the input signal display
1) The i.LINK output format must be set.
For details of the HVR-Z1 settings, refer to the HVR-Z1
Operating Instructions.
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Digital Dubbing
Digitally Dubbing Signals in HDV/
DVCAM/DV Format
MENU
1,7,10
TC
PRESET
Notes
SET(YES)
8
2,5
A
B
3,5,6
1
Press the MENU button.
SYSTEM MENU
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
Setup menu
Time counter display
Monitor screen
2
Press the M or m button to select AUTO FUNCTION.
SYSTEM MENU
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
Auto func
Time counter display
Monitor screen
3
Press the ,/B button.
This displays the items on level 1 of the AUTO
FUNCTION (auto mode execution menu).
AUTO FUNCTION MENU
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
i.LINK DUBBING :DV/DVCAM
TC INSERT :DVCAM
i.LINK DUB
Time counter display
Monitor screen
Use the following procedure for digital dubbing.
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• The maximum recording time differs depending on the
recording format even if using a tape with the same
maximum recording/playback time (see page 37). To
carry out dubbing, set the recording format to the format
output from the player, or use a tape with longer
maximum recording/playback time for recording.
• In the case of a recorded tape including a combination of
HDV format and DVCAM/DV format, select one format
and dub the tape. The recording sections in the format
not selected are recorded as a blank signal.
• In the case of a recorded tape including a combination of
DV (SP) format and DVCAM format, the tape can be
dubbed with the mixed formats, but where the format
changes, the switch may not be the same as on the
original tape.
• It is not possible to dub signals recorded in DV (LP)
format.
• If the source tape begins with a section in which no
signals are recorded, the corresponding no-signal section
created at the beginning of the tape recorded on this unit
may have a different length depending on the digital
format of the source tape, the recording format selected
on this unit, etc. During dubbing, if the digital format of
the source tape changes, no signals are recorded until the
initial digital format is restored. No signals are recorded
also when the digital format used on the player is DV
(LP).
• Regardless of the audio recording mode setting of this
unit, dubbing is performed with the original audio
recording mode unchanged (2-channel/48 kHz mode or
4-channel/32 kHz mode).
• Approximately the last 2 minutes of the tape may not be
copied because of differences in tape lengths. (If an
index picture is recorded in this portion, it may also not
be copied.)
• A continuous recorded section of approximately 5
seconds is required before the recording start point. It is
recommended to record beforehand color bars or a
similar signal at the start point of the source tape to be
dubbed on this unit.
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
Press the M or m button to select the format for
dubbing.
This description assumes that i.LINK
DUBBING:HDV is selected, by way of example.
5
Press the ,/B button to display the menu level 2 for
the item i.LINLK DUBBING:HDV, and select the
data to bedubbed with the m button.
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Dispaly
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
Dubbing contents
A/V [> A/V]
EXECUTING.
Dub the audio and video.
TCR
UBR
Note
When A/V is selected, the
timecode recorded follows the
setting of the TIME CODE menu
items (see page 75) in the
setup menu.
A/V/TC [> A/V/TC]
00:00:00:00
00:00:00:00
ABORT:
MENU
KEY
Monitor screen
To end the dubbing operation while it is in progress
Press the STOP button.
Dub the audio, video, and
timecode.
A/V/TC/CM [> A/V/ Dub the audio, video, timecode,
TC/CM]
and cassette memory contents.
When the dubbing is completed, the message
“COMPLETED” appears on the monitor screen and
“Completed” in the time counter display.
The source tape and recording tape are both
automatically rewound to the beginning, and the
cassettes are ejected. When the cassette is ejected, this
unit returns to the state in step 6.
Example: Selecting A/V/TC/CM
AUTO FUNCTION MENU
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
A/V
A/V/TC
A/V/TC/CM
Executing
Time counter display
>A/V/TC/CM
Time counter display
9
To continue by dubbing another tape, repeat steps 7
and 8.
10 When the dubbing is completed, press the MENU
Monitor screen
button to exit the menu.
6
Press the ,/B button.
If the following message appears in step 6 for an
A/V/TC/CM dubbing operation
The following message appears.
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i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
INSERT RECORD TAPE IN
THIS VTR AND SOURCE
TAPE IN PLAYER VTR.
ABORT:
MENU
Set tape!
Time counter display
KEY
A message to confirm the dubbing operation appears.
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
DIGITAL
START:
ABORT:
DUBBING?
YES
MENU
Start dub!
Time counter display
KEY
KEY
Monitor screen
To cancel the dubbing operation
Press the MENU button.
8
Digital Dubbing
KEY
When carrying out A/V/TC/CM dubbing, if you insert the
cassettes in step 7, the cassette memory capacity of the
cassettes inserted in both this unit and the player are
checked automatically.
If the cassette memory capacity of the source tape is larger
than that of the recording tape, the above message appears.
In this case, replace the recording tape by a tape with a
larger cassette memory capacity.
If the following message appears in step 8 for an
A/V/TC/CM dubbing operation
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
DUBBING IS ABORTED.
EXECUTE CM COPY?
COPY
:YES
NOT COPY:RESET
Press the SET (YES) button.
The tape is automatically wound back to the
beginning, and dubbing starts.
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MENU
CM capacity!
Time counter display
Monitor screen
Insert the source tape in the player, and the recording
tape in this unit.
START
CM MEMORY STORAGE
CAPACITY OF THE RECORD
TAPE IS TOO SMALL
ABORT:
Monitor screen
7
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
Monitor screen
KEY
KEY
Copy CM?
Time counter display
When carrying out A/V/TC/CM dubbing, if you press the
STOP button to stop dubbing in step 8, or if dubbing stops
because the source tape is longer than the recording tape,
the above message appears to confirm whether or not to
copy the contents of the cassette memory.
To copy the contents of the cassette memory, press the
SET (YES) button.
If you do not wish to copy the contents of the cassette
memory, press the RESET (NO) button. If you press the
RESET (NO) button, however, the contents of the cassette
memory may not agree with the material recorded on the
tape.
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
DUBBING COMPLETED.
HOWEVER, A NON HDV 1080i
FORMAT SEGMENT
WAS ON THE SOURCE TAPE.
PUSH
THE
SET
ABORT:
ILL format
Time counter display
BUTTON.
MENU
KEY
Monitor screen
If a fault or unsupported format is detected on the
player
When you carry out step 8 of the foregoing procedure, the
following messages appear.
• Message example 1
During execution
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
EXECUTING.
TCR
UBR
Executing
Time counter display
00:03.58.10
00:00.00.00
PLAYER VTR'S SERVO
UNLOCKED.
ABORT:
MENU
KEY
Monitor screen
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After execution
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
DUBBING COMPLETED.
HOWEVER, PLAYER VTR'S
SERVO UNLOCKED
DURING DUBBING.
PUSH
THE
SET
ABORT:
SV unlocked
Time counter display
BUTTON.
MENU
KEY
Monitor screen
• Message example 2
During execution
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
(A/V/TC/CM)
EXECUTING.
TCR
UBR
NON
HDV
Executing
Time counter display
00:02.57.14
00:00.00.00
1080i FORMAT
SOURCE.
ABORT:
MENU
KEY
Monitor screen
After execution
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SYSTEM MENU
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
Rerecording the
Timecode – TC Insert
Function (DVCAM Format
Only)
The TC insert function makes it possible to use the internal
timecode generator to rewrite timecode or user bit data
when the timecode recorded on a tape is discontinuous.
When recording in DVCAM format, you can start
recording timecode from an initial value (see page 49)
which can be set freely.
Setup menu
Time counter display
Monitor screen
2
Press the M or m button to select AUTO FUNCTION.
SYSTEM MENU
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
Auto func
Time counter display
Notes
• Use a tape which is recorded in the DVCAM format.
(You cannot use the TC insert function with a tape
recorded in HDV/DV format.)
• The timecode recording starts from the current tape
position. Cue the tape up beforehand to the required start
position.
• If you use a tape on which ClipLink log data is recorded,
the ClipLink log data will be lost.
Monitor screen
3
Press the ,/B button.
This displays the items in the level 1 of the AUTO
FUNCTION (auto mode execution menu).
AUTO FUNCTION MENU
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
i.LINK DUBBING :DV/DVCAM
TC INSERT :DVCAM
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Press the TC PRESET button to set the initial value of the
timecode to be inserted, then carry out the following
procedure.
MENU
Monitor screen
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
1
4
TC
PRESET
Press the m button to select TC INSERT: DVCAM.
SET(YES)
AUTO FUNCTION MENU
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
i.LINK DUBBING :DV/DVCAM
TC INSERT :DVCAM
7,8
2
A
B
TC insert
Time counter display
3,5
Monitor screen
2,4
1
Press the MENU button.
5
Press the ,/B button.
The following message appears.
TC
INSERT
:DVCAM
INSERT THE TAPE
THIS VTR.
ABORT:
MENU
Monitor screen
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i.LINK DUB
Time counter display
Rerecording the Timecode – TC Insert Function (DVCAM Format Only)
Set tape!
IN
KEY
Time counter display
TC
Note
If the recording format is not DVCAM, a different
message appears.
For details, see “When recording format is not
DVCAM” (page 67).
6
A message to confirm the TC insert operation appears.
INSERT
START
TC
:DVCAM
TC insert?
INSERT?
START:
ABORT:
YES
MENU
Time counter display
KEY
KEY
PUSH
THE
YES
Not DVCAM!
Time counter display
BUTTON.
Press the SET (YES) button to end the operation and do it
over again after setting the REC FORMAT menu item (see
page 72) to DVCAM.
You can use the TC insert function in DVCAM format
only.
When the recording format of the tape is not
DVCAM
When you carry out step 7 of the foregoing procedure, the
following message appears.
Monitor screen
To cancel the TC insert operation
Press the MENU button.
7
:DVCAM
Monitor screen
Insert the cassette.
TC
INSERT
NO TC INSERT FUNCTION
AVAILABLE, DV RECORDING
FORMAT SELECTED.
SELECT DVCAM RECORDING
FORMAT.
TC
INSERT
:DVCAM
TC INSERT IS ABORTED
DUE TO NON DVCAM
FORMAT SOURCE.
Press the SET (YES) button.
PUSH
THE
YES
Not DVCAM!
Time counter display
BUTTON.
Timecode recording starts from the current tape
position.
Monitor screen
TC
INSERT
:DVCAM
Executing
EXECUTING.
00:00:00:00
00:00:00:00
ABORT:STOP
KEY
Press the SET (YES) button to end the operation and do it
over again after replacing the tape with one recorded in
DVCAM format.
Monitor screen
When the recording ends, the message “TC INSERT
COMPLETED. PUSH THE YES BUTTON.” appears
on the monitor screen and “Completed” appears in the
time counter display.
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Press the SET (YES) button to exit the menu.
To stop the TC insert during operation
Press the STOP button.
The TC insertion ends at the tape position where the button
is pressed.
When recording format is not DVCAM
When you carry out step 5 of the foregoing procedure, the
following message appears.
Rerecording the Timecode – TC Insert Function (DVCAM Format Only)
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TCR
UBR
Time counter display
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Menus
Menu Organization
The menu system consists of three subsystems: SETUP
MENU, AUTO FUNCTION (auto mode execution) menu
and HOURS METER (digital hours meter display) menu.
Pressing the MENU button displays the menu selection to
set the desired menu item.
This chapter mainly describes the SETUP MENU for the
settings of functions.
For details of the AUTO FUNCTION menu, see “Using
the i.LINK Connector for Dubbing and TC Insert” (page
62).
For details of the digital hours meter display, see
“Periodical Maintenance” (page 90).
Chapter 7 Menus
The SETUP MENU consists of three levels, and menu
items of each level are divided into BASIC menus and
ENHANCED menus. The BASIC menu items are
frequently accessed for the normal operation, and the
ENHANCED menu items are accessed when more
advanced operations are necessary.
On how to display the ENHANCED menu items, see
“Displaying ENHANCED Menu Items” (page 86).
The menu settings are saved in non-volatile memory,
which means they are not erased when you power off the
unit after executing the setting operation.
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Menu Organization
Chapter
7
In the figure below, items shown in bold type are BASIC
(basic items), and other items are ENHANCED (enhanced
items).
Menu organization
Menu selection level
SETUP MENU
Level 1
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
Level 2
REPEAT FUNCTION
REPEAT MODE
REPEAT TOP
REPEAT END
A PRESET
B PRESET
AUTO EE SELECT
LOCAL ENABLE
REC FORMAT
ASSIGN KEY
REC INHIBIT
CASSETTE OUT
F. FWD/REW
STOP
STANDBY OFF
SEARCH ENABLE
MAX SRCH SPEED
PREROLL TIME
AFTER CUE-UP
PLAY START
AUTO REW
A MODE CHANGE
DISPLAY CONTROL
Level 3
CHARA. DISPLAY
CHARA. POSITION
CHARA. TYPE
CHARA. VSIZE
DISPLAY INFO
SUB STATUS
MENU DISPLAY
PEAK HOLD
OVER DISP HOLD
LCD
ALARM
REF ALARM
TC MODE
RUN MODE
DF MODE
TC SELECT
VITC
TCG REGEN
UB BINARY GP.
VITC POS SEL-1
VITC POS SEL-2
VITC OUTPUT
EE OUT PHASE
MUTING IN SRCH
TAPE PROTECTION
FROM STOP
FROM STILL
BACK LIGHT
GAMMA
Chapter 7 Menus
TIME CODE
SHUTTLE DV
SHUTTLE HDV
F. FWD/REW
DV
HDV
DV
HDV
STOP TIMER
STILL TIMER
NEXT MODE
(Continued)
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Menu selection level
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
(Continued)
VIDEO CONTROL
STILL MODE
INT VIDEO SG
STD/NON-STD
OUT REF SEL
SETUP REMOVE
SETUP ADD
CC(F1) BLANK
CC(F2) BLANK
WIDE MODE
ESR MODE
SD PROCESS CONTROL
HD PROCESS CONTROL
AUDIO CONTROL
INTERFACE SELECT
SYNC PHASE
SUB CARRIER
INPUT BLANK
LINE 335
REC MODE
INPUT ARRANGE
LEVEL SELECT
INT AUDIO SG
JOG CONTROL
MUTING IN SHTL
AUDIO EDIT
DV PB ATT
REF LEVEL
CH1 IN LEVEL
CH2 IN LEVEL
OUTPUT LEVEL
VIDEO OUTPUT
AUDIO OUTPUT
i.LINK OUTPUT
DOWN CONVERTER
Chapter 7 Menus
RECALL BANK1
RECALL BANK2
RECALL BANK3
RECALL BANK4
SAVE BANK 1
SAVE BANK 2
SAVE BANK 3
SAVE BANK 4
SYSTEM SEL
MENU GRADE
AUTO FUNCTION
i.LINK DUBBING :HDV
i.LINK DUBBING :DV/DVCAM
TC INSERT :DVCAM
HOURS METER
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Menu Organization
T1:OPERATION
T2:DRUM ROTATION
T3:TAPE RUNNING
CT:THREADING
ADJ RANGE
VIDEO GAIN
CHROMA GAIN
CHROMA PHASE
SETUP LEVEL
SYNC PHASE
SDI H-ANC
SETUP BANK OPERATION
C PHASE MODE
ADJ RANGE
VIDEO GAIN
CHROMA GAIN
CHROMA PHASE
SETUP LEVEL
A/V
A/V/TC
A/V/TC/CM
A/V
A/V/TC
A/V/TC/CM
CONV MODE
CROP POSI
RP188 LTC
ASPECT
Menu Contents
Setup Menu
The purpose and settings of the setup menu items are
described below.
Indications of menu items and settings
In the table below entitled “Menu contents”, the indication
of each menu item or setting on the monitor screen is
shown first, then the indication of the same item or setting
in the time counter display of this unit is shown in square
brackets ([ ]).
Examples:
Indication on monitor
screen
Indication in time counter
display
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]
CASSETTE OUT
[>> Cass. out]
*EE
[>>> EE]
• Settings preceded by an asterisk (such as *EE) are
factory default settings.
• In the time counter display, one to three “>” symbols
may precede item or setting indications depending on the
current menu level. Larger numbers of “>” symbols
indicate lower menu levels.
Menu contents
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]: Operation
settings
REPEAT FUNCTION [> REP
FUNC]: Make settings for
repeat playback mode.
Description of settings
REPEAT MODE [>>
*OFF [>>> OFF]: Do not put the unit into repeat playback
REPEAT MD]:Determine
mode.
whether or not to put the ON [>>> ON]: Put the unit into repeat playback mode.
unit into repeat playback ON (FREEZE) [>>> FREEZE]: Put the unit into freeze playback
mode.
mode. (In this case, while the unit is cueing up to the
repeat start point, the freeze picture of the repeat end point
is displayed.)
*TAPE TOP [>>> Tape top]: The repeat start point is the
beginning of tape.
A POINT [>>> A point]: The repeat start point is point A as set
by the user.
REPEAT END [>> REP
END]: Determine
whether the repeat end
point is the end of the
video recorded portion,
the end of tape or point
B.
*VIDEO END [>>> VD end]: The repeat end point is the end of
the video recorded portion.
TAPE END [>>> Tape end]: The repeat end point is the end of
tape.
B POINT [>>> B point]: The repeat end point is point B as set
by the user.
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REPEAT TOP [>> REP
TOP]: Determine
whether the repeat start
point is the beginning of
tape or point A.
A PRESET [>> A preset]:
For details, see “Setting Points A and B for Repeat Playback”
Specify a timecode value (page 45).
to be used as the setting
of point A.
B PRESET [>> B preset]:
For details, see “Setting Points A and B for Repeat Playback”
Specify a timecode value (page 45).
to be used as the setting
of point B.
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OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]: Operation
settings
Description of settings
AUTO EE SELECT [> Auto
EE]:Determine whether
the unit enters EE mode
or PB mode when audio
and video signals from
other equipment are
input.When this unit is
used as the recorder for
cut editing, it is possible to
output the input audio and
video signals to the
monitor. This enables
editing operation to be
carried out using a single
monitor.
CASSETTE OUT [>> Cass.
out]: Operations when
the cassette has been
ejected
*EE [>>> EE]: Output video and audio signals received from
other equipment.
PB [>>> PB]: Do not output video and audio signals.
F. FWD/REW [>> F. FWD/
REW]: Operations when
in fast forward or rewind
mode
*EE [>>> EE]: Output video and audio signals received from
other equipment.
PB [>>> PB]: The unit enters playback mode and outputs a
playback video signal. Audio signals are suppressed.
STOP [>> STOP]:
Operations when in stop
mode
EE [>>> EE]: Output video and audio signals received from
other equipment.
*PB [>>> PB]: The unit enters playback mode and outputs a
still picture.
STANDBY OFF [>> STBY
OFF]: Operations when
in standby off mode
EE [>>> EE]: Output video and audio signals received from
other equipment.
*PB [>>> PB]: The unit enters playback mode and outputs a
still picture.
LOCAL ENABLE [> Local ENA]: Select which of the tape
transport control buttons (EJECT, REW, PLAY, F FWD,
STOP, and REC) operate when the LOCAL/REMOTE
switch is set to REMOTE.
ALL DISABLE [>> All DIS]: All of the tape transport control
buttons are disabled.
*STOP & EJECT [>> STOP&EJ]: Only the STOP and EJECT
buttons are enabled.
ALL ENABLE [>> All ENA]: All of the tape transport control
buttons are enabled, and settings such as preroll time
change or time data display selection are effective.
REC FORMAT [> REC format]: Select the recording format.
*DVCAM [>> DVCAM]: DVCAM format
DV (SP) [>> DV (SP)]: DV (SP) format
Note
When i.LINK (HDV) input is selected, the recording format is
set to HDV regardless this menu setting.
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ASSIGN KEY [> assign key]: Select the menu item (item
from level 1 or level 2) to be assigned to the ASSIGN
button. When you assign an item, you can then recall the
function directly.
For details of the possible menus that can be assigned to the
ASSIGN button, see “Assigning a Function to the ASSIGN
Button” (page 87).
REC INHIBIT [> REC INH]: Determine whether to prohibit
recording on tape. When set to ON, REC INHIBIT
indicator appears on the front panel and recording on a
tape is inhibited.
*OFF [>> OFF]: Do not prohibit recording on tape.
ON [>> ON]: Prohibit recording on tape. (The REC INHI
indicator in the display section lights.)
SEARCH ENABLE [> Search ENA]: Select whether to
enable playback in shuttle/jog mode by the use of the
arrow buttons.
*DISABLE [>> DISABLE]: Do not enable.
ENABLE [>> ENABLE]: Enable.
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OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]: Operation
settings
Description of settings
MAX SRCH SPEED [> Max
SHUTTLE DV [>> SHUTL
SRCH]: Specify the
DV]: Set the maximum
maximum tape speed in
speed in search mode
search (shuttle) mode and
during DV/DVCAM format
F.FWD (fast forward)/
playback.
REW (rewind) mode.
SHUTTLE HDV [>> SHUTL
HDV]: Set the maximum
speed in search mode
during HDV format
playback.
×60 [>>> ×60]: Maximum 60 times normal speed
*×32 [>>> ×32]: Maximum 32 times normal speed
×16 [>>> ×16]: Maximum 16 times normal speed
F. FWD/REW [>> F. FWD/
REW]: Specify the
maximum tape speed in
F. FWD/REW mode.
*×24 [>>> ×24]: Maximum 24 times normal speed
×8 [>>> ×8]: Maximum 8 times normal speed
MAX [>>> MAX]: No maximum tape speed is specified.
*×85 [>>> ×85]: Maximum 85 times normal speed
×60 [>>> ×60]: Maximum 60 times normal speed
×32 [>>> ×32]: Maximum 32 times normal speed
Notes
• When this item is set to MAX, the playback video signal is
suppressed.
• The tape transport speed during HDV format playback is as
follows.
When × 85/ × 60/ × 32 selected: Tape transport speed is
× 24.
PREROLL TIME [> Preroll]: Set the preroll time.
15 SEC [>>> 15 sec] to 0 SEC [>>> 0 sec]: The preroll time
can be set in one-second increments to between 0 and 15
seconds.
Factory default setting: *5 SEC [>>> 5 sec]
A preroll time of at least 5 seconds is recommended when
using this unit for editing. When an editing control unit such as
the PVE-500 has been connected, this setting is disabled and
the setting on the editing control unit is in effect. Operations
such as the preroll time setting and the time data switching
operation are also performed on the editing control unit.
AFTER CUE-UP [> After CUE]: Select the operating mode
following cue-up.
*STOP [>> STOP]: Stop mode
STILL [>> STILL]: Output still pictures in search mode.
AUTO REW [> Auto REW]: Select whether to rewind the tape DISABLE [>> DISABLE]: Do not rewind the tape
automatically when recording or playback reaches the
automatically.
end of a tape.
*ENABLE [>> ENABLE]: Rewind the tape automatically.
A MODE CHANGE [> Aud change]: Determine whether or
not to permit audio insert editing that uses a different
audio recording mode (2- or 4-channel mode) from that
which was used for the tape loaded in the recorder.
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PLAY START [> PLAY start]: Set the timing for switching
16 FRAME DELAY [>>> 16 delay] to 4 FRAME DELAY
from stop mode to playback mode.In an editing system
[>>> 4 delay]: The larger the numerical value, the longer
including an editing control unit such as the PVE-500, you
the delay.
can adjust this setting so that the delay before switching to Factory default setting: *5 FRAME DELAY [>>> 5 delay]
playback mode is the same on all the decks of the editing
(when set to 60i) or 4 FRAME DELAY [>>> 4 delay] (when
system. It is then no longer necessary to synchronize the
set to 50i)
decks for editing, and the preroll time can be shortened.
*OFF [>> OFF]: Do not permit.
ON [>> ON]: Permit.
Note
This is used when entirely changing the recording audio
mode. At the IN and OUT points, audio recording is
suppressed.
DISPLAY CONTROL [Display]: Settings related to monitor Description of settings
display and indicators
CHARA. DISPLAY [> Chara disp]: Determine whether or not OFF [>> OFF]: Do not output text. (In spite of this setting,
to output text (such as timecode values) from the
pressing the MENU button causes menu text to be output.)
(SUPER) CPST connector.
*ON [>> ON]: Output text.
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DISPLAY CONTROL [Display]: Settings related to monitor Description of settings
display and indicators
CHARA. POSITION [> Chara pos]: Set the position of text
superimposed on output from the (SUPER) CPST
connector to the monitor.
Use the M or m buttons in the menu control section to adjust
the text position while watching the monitor screen.
To return to level 1 of the setup menu, press the MENU button.
CHARA. TYPE [> Chara type]: Set the type of characters in
text superimposed on output from the (SUPER) CPST
connector to the monitor.
Make the following settings while watching the monitor screen.
*WHITE (WITH BKGD) [>> White]: White characters on black
background
BLACK (WITH BKGD) [>> Black]: Black characters on white
background
WHITE/OUTLINE [>> W/outline]: White characters with black
outline
BLACK/OUTLINE [>> B/outline]: Black characters with white
outline
CHARA. VSIZE [> Chara size]: Determine the vertical size of Make the selection while watching the monitor screen.
characters such as timecode output from the (SUPER)
*×1 [>> ×1]: Standard size
CPST connector for superimposed display on the monitor. ×2 [>> ×2]: 2 times standard size
*TIME DATA & STATUS [>> Time&STA]: Time data and
operating mode indications
TIME DATA & UB [>> Time&UB]: Time data selected using
the COUNTER SELECT button, and user bit data (When
user bit data is selected using the COUNTER SELECT
button, user bit data and timecode are shown.)
TIME DATA & CNT [>> Time&CNT]: Time data selected
using the COUNTER SELECT button, and CNT value
(When CNT is selected using the COUNTER SELECT
button, CNT value and timecode are shown.)
TIME DATA & TIME[>> Time&Time]: Time data and VITC
TIME DATA ONLY [>> Time]: Time data only
REC DATE & TIME [>> REC Date]: The time data selected
with the COUNTER SELECT button is shown in the time
counter display, and the date and time of recording are
shown on the monitor screen.
SUB STATUS [> Sub status]: Select supplementary status
information superimposed on output from the (SUPER)
CPST connector to the monitor.
*OFF [>> OFF]: Nothing of supplementary status information
EDIT PRESET [>> Edit pre]: Indications of the editing mode
settings made from the connected editing control unit
TC MODE [>> TC mode]: Indications of the operating mode of
internal timecode generator
REMAIN [>> Remain]: Remaining capacity of the tape in the
unit of minute
AUDIO MIXING [>> Aud Mix]: Indications of input audio
mixing
ALL [>> ALL]: All of the above-mentioned items of
supplementary status information
For details of supplementary status information displayed on
the monitor when a setting other than OFF is selected, see
“Displaying Supplementary Status Information” (page 28).
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DISPLAY INFO [> DISP info]: Select information
superimposed on output from the (SUPER) CPST
connector to the monitor.
MENU DISPLAY [> Menu DISP]: Set the type of characters in Make the following settings while watching the monitor screen.
menu text superimposed on output from the (SUPER)
*WHITE (WITH BKGD) [>> White]: White characters on black
CPST connector to the monitor.
background
BLACK (WITH BKGD) [>> Black]: Black characters on
whitebackground
WHITE/OUTLINE [>> W/outline]: White characters with black
outline
BLACK/OUTLINE [>> B/outline]: Black characters with white
outline
PEAK HOLD [> Peak hold]: Set the peak hold time for the
audio level meters.
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1.5 SEC [>> 1.5 sec] to OFF [>> OFF]: Set the peak hold time
in the range of OFF (no peak hold) to 1.5 seconds in 0.1
second steps.
Factory default setting: *OFF [>> OFF]
DISPLAY CONTROL [Display]: Settings related to monitor Description of settings
display and indicators
OVER DISP HOLD [> Hold OVER]: Determine whether or not *OFF [>> OFF]: Do not hold the OVER indication display.
to hold the OVER indication display on the audio level
ON (HOLD) [>> ON]: Hold the OVER indication display.
meters once the indications light.
Note
With ON selected, once the display is held it will remain held
unless you change the setting to OFF.
LCD [> LCD]: Adjust LCD
monitor image quality.
BACK LIGHT [>> BK Light]: 1 [>>> 1] to 12 [>>> 12]: Larger numerical values indicate
Set backlighting
higher brightness
brightness.
Factory default setting: *6 [>>> 6]
GAMMA [>> GAMMA]:
Adjust the slope of the
gamma correction curve.
OFF [>>> OFF]: No adjustment
TYPE 1 [>>> Type1]: Set to Type 1.
*TYPE 2 [>>> Type2]: Set to Type 2.
ALARM [> ALARM]: Determine whether alarm messages are OFF [>> OFF]: Alarm messages are not issued.
issued or not.
*ON [>> ON]: Alarm messages are issued.
REF ALARM [> REF ALARM]: Determine whether alarm
messages related to reference video signal are issued or
not.
OFF [>> OFF]: Alarm messages are not issued.
*ON (LIMITED) [>> ON (Limit)]: Alarm messages are issued
only during recording mode, EE mode, REC-pause mode,
and EDIT mode.
ON [>> ON]: Alarm messages are issued.
TIME CODE [Time code]: Settings related to the timecode Description of settings
generator
RUN MODE [> RUN mode]: Select the advancement (RUN)
mode of the timecode generator.
*FREE RUN [>> FREE RUN]: Timecode generator keeps
running.
REC RUN [>> REC RUN]: Timecode generator runs only while
recording.
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TC MODE [> TC mode]: Determine the timecode to use:
*INT PRESET [>> PRESET]: Use internal timecode with a
internal timecode using a preset initial value, regenerated
preset initial value.
internal timecode (locked to timecode read from tape), or INT REGEN [>> REGEN]: Use internal timecode locked to
external timecode.
timecode read from tape.
EXT REGEN [>> EXT]: Use external timecode selected as
follows.
• When TC is selected
External timecode input to the TC IN connector
However, if SDI input is selected, in order to support
embedded timecode the synchronization priority
sequence is as follows.
1 LTC (RP188) embedded in the SDI input
2 An Input to the TC IN connector
• When VITC is selected
The VITC timecode present in the input video signal.
Note
Set to FREE RUN when carrying out editing with an editing
control unit. With the REC RUN setting, editing will not be
carried out correctly.
*ON (DF) [>> ON (DF)]: Drop frame mode
DF MODE [> DF mode]: Select whether the timecode
generator and time counter operate in drop frame mode or OFF (NDF) [>> OFF (NDF)]: Non-drop frame mode
non-drop frame mode.
Normally select drop frame mode to keep in
synchronization with real time. The non-drop frame mode
is useful for example when using computer graphics, and
working on a frame count basis.
Note
Displayed only when the system frequency is set to 60i.
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TIME CODE [Time code]: Settings related to the timecode Description of settings
generator
TC SELECT [> TC select]: Determine which to display in the VITC [>> VITC]: Display VITC.
time counter display, TC or VITC.
*TC [>> TC]: Display TC.
Note
TC is always displayed regardless the setting during the HDV
mode.
VITC [> VITC]: Determine whether to record the internally
generated timecode as VITC.
Note
This setting is invalid when the recording mode is in HDV
format.
OFF [>> OFF]: Do not record the internally generated
timecode as VITC. (VITC present in the input video signal
is recorded unchanged.)
*ON [>> ON]: Record the internally generated timecode as
VITC.
TCG REGEN [> TCG regen]: Select the signal to be
*TC & UB [>> TC & UB]: Both the timecode and user bit data
regenerated when the timecode generator is in the
are regenerated.
regeneration mode (i.e., when the TC MODE menu item is TC [>> TC]: Only the timecode is regenerated.
set to INT REGEN or EXT REGEN).
UB [>> UB]: Only the user bit data are regenerated.
UB BINARY GP. [> Binary Gp.]: Select the user bit binary
group flag of the timecode generator.
Note
When the TC MODE menu item is set to EXT REGEN, the
user-bit binary group flag setting follows the setting on the
timecode input to this unit.
VITC POS SEL-1 [> VITC pos-1]: Select a line to insert the
VITC in.
*000: NOT SPECIFIED [>> 000]: Character set not specified
001: ISO CHARACTER [>> 001]: 8-bit characters conforming
to ISO 646 and ISO 2022
010: UNASSIGNED-1 [>> 010]: Undefined
011: UNASSIGNED-2 [>> 011]: Undefined
100: UNASSIGNED-3 [>> 100]: Undefined
101: PAGE/LINE [>> 101]: Multiplex
110: UNASSIGNED-4 [>> 110]: Undefined
111: UNASSIGNED-5 [>> 111]: Undefined
20 LINE [>> 20 line] to 12 LINE [>> 12 line]: Select any line
from 12 to 20.
Factory default setting: *16 LINE [>> 16 line]
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Notes
• You can insert the VITC signal in two places. To insert it in
two places, set both this item and also VITC POS SEL-2.
• The setting values are as follows when the system frequency
is set to 50i.
9 LINE [>> 9 line] to 22 LINE [>> 22 line]: Select any line
from 9 to 22.
Factory default setting: *19 LINE [>> 19 line]
VITC POS SEL-2 [> VITC pos-2]: Select a line to insert the
VITC in.
20 LINE [>> 20 line] to 12 LINE [>> 12 line]: Select any line
from 12 to 20.
Factory default setting: *18 LINE [>> 18 line]
Notes
• You can insert the VITC signal in two places. To insert it in
two places, set both this item and also VITC POS SEL-1.
• The setting values are as follows when the system frequency
is set to 50i.
9 LINE [>> 9 line] to 22 LINE [>> 22 line]: Select any line
from 9 to 22.
Factory default setting: *21 LINE [>> 21 line]
VITC OUTPUT [> VITC out]: Select the timecode to be output OFF [>> OFF]: Do not output VITC.
as VITC.
TC [>> TC]: Output TC after converting it into VITC.
*VITC [>> VITC]: Output VITC.
EE OUT PHASE [> EE out]: Determine the output phase for
the LTC signal output from the TC OUT connector when
recording timecode and in STOP REC mode (forced EE
mode).
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*NO OUTPUT [>> NO OUT]: Suppress the output.
THROUGH [>> through]: Output the timecode input to the TC
IN connector as it is.
VIDEO INPUT PHASE [>> V input]: Output the timecode with
the same phase as the input video signal phase.
VIDEO OUTPUT PHASE [>> V output]: Output the timecode
with the same phase as the output video signal phase.
TIME CODE [Time code]: Settings related to the timecode Description of settings
generator
MUTING IN SRCH [> Muting]: Select whether to suppress
the output from the TC OUT connector in search (jog/
shuttle) mode.
OFF [>> OFF]: Do not suppress.
*ON [>> ON]: Suppress.
TAPE PROTECTION [Tape protct]: Settings related to tape Description of settings
and video head protection
FROM STOP [> From
STOP]:Set the time to
switch from stop mode to
tape protection mode.
STOP TIMER [>> STP
0.5 SEC [>>> 0.5 sec] to 5 MIN [>>> 5 min]: Select time from
timer]: Set the time to
12 settings ranging from 0.5 second to 5 minutes.
switch from stop mode to Factory default setting: *1 MIN [>>> 1 min]
tape protection mode.
Note
If the value is set to 1 minute or more, the unit enters internal
protection mode in 1 minute, which makes start up slower.
FROM STILL [> From
STILL TIMER [>> STL
STILL]:Set the time to
timer]: Set the time to
switch from still search
switch from still search
mode to tape protection
mode to tape protection
mode. Also select the type
mode.
of tape protection mode.
0.5 SEC [>>> 0.5 sec] to 5 MIN [>>> 5 min]: Select time from
12 settings ranging from 0.5 second to 5 minutes.
Factory default setting: *1 MIN [>>> 1 min]
Note
If the value is set to 1 minute or more, the unit enters internal
protection mode in 1 minute, which makes start up slower.
NEXT MODE [>> Next
*STEP FWD [>>> Step]: The tape is advanced at 1/30 times
mode]: Select the type of
normal speed for about 2 seconds.
tape protection mode to STANDBY OFF [>>> STANDBY]: Standby off mode
follow still search mode
Notes
when the time set with
the STILL TIMER menu • The STEP FWD setting is enabled only when “STILL TIMER”
item elapses.
is set to less than 1 minute.
• When used in HDV format, this setting is fixed, at STANDBY
OFF.
Description of settings
STILL MODE [> STILL mod]: Select the image to output in
still image mode.
*AUTO [>> Auto]: Output field 1 or field 2 as the still image,
according to the position the tape is stopped.
FRAME [>> Frame]: Output a full frame as the still image.
FIELD1 [>> Field 1]: Output only field 1 as the still image.
FIELD2 [>> Field 2]: Output only field 2 as the still image.
Note
When used in HDV format, this setting is fixed, at FIELD 1.
INT VIDEO SG [> Video SG]: Select the test signal to be
output from the internal test signal generator. When SG is
selected using the VIDEO button in the video/audio input
selection section, the internal test signal generator
outputs the selected test signal. This signal can be
recorded.
*75% COLOR BARS [>> 75% bar]: 75% color bar signal
100% COLOR BARS [>> 100% bar]: 100% color bar signal
BLACK BURST [>> BB]: Black burst signal
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VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video
control
Note
100% COLOR BARS is displayed only when the system
frequency is set to 50i.
STD/NON-STD [> STD/N-STD]: Select the STD or NON-STD *FORCED STD [>> STD]: The STD mode is always used
mode in accordance with the composite video or S-video
(forced STD mode).
input.
FORCED NON-STD [>> NON-STD]: Use this setting when the
input video signal is unstable (forced NON-STD mode).
OUT REF SEL [> Out Ref]: Select the reference video signal *REF VIDEO [>> REF]: Use the signal input to a REF. VIDEO
to use.
IN (SD/HD) connector as the reference video signal. The
input video signal to be edited is required to be in
synchronization with the reference video signal.
INPUT VIDEO [>> INPUT]: Use the input video signal selected
with the VIDEO button in the video/audio input selection
section.
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VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video
control
Description of settings
SETUP REMOVE [> Setup rmv]: Determine whether or not
to remove black setup (7.5 IRE) from input analog video
signals when converting them into digital signals.
*OFF [>> OFF]: Do not remove black setup.
ON (REMOVE) [>> ON]: Remove black setup.
Note
Displayed only when the system frequency is set to 60i.
SETUP ADD [> Setup add]: Determine whether or not to add *OFF [>> OFF]: Do not add black setup.
black setup to analog video output signals.
ON (ADD) [>> ON]: Add black setup.
Note
Displayed only when the system frequency is set to 60i.
CC(F1) BLANK [> CC1 blank]: Select whether to suppress
the closed caption signal to be superimposed on the 1st
field of the output video signal.
*OFF [>> OFF]: Do not suppress.
ON [>> ON]: Suppress.
Note
Displayed only when the system frequency is set to 60i.
CC(F2) BLANK [> CC2 blank]: Select whether to suppress
the closed caption signal to be superimposed on the 2nd
field of the output video signal.
*OFF [>> OFF]: Do not suppress.
ON [>> ON]: Suppress.
Note
Displayed only when the system frequency is set to 60i.
WIDE MODE [> Wide mode]: Determine whether to retain
*AUTO [>> Auto]: When video being recorded or played back
wide-screen aspect ratio information accompanying video
is accompanied by wide-screen aspect ratio information,
being recorded or played back.
retain the information.
OFF [>> OFF]: Ignore wide-screen aspect ratio information.
ON [>> ON]: Whenever recording or playing back video, retain
wide-screen aspect ratio information.
ESR MODE [> ESR mode]: Select whether to enable the
edge subcarrier reducer (ESR).
SD PROCESS CONTROL
[> SD Process]
*OFF [>> OFF]: Do not enable.
ON [>> ON]: Enable.
When playing back a composite signal, set this to ON.
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C PHASE MODE [>> C Phas *U/V (COMPOSITE) [>>> Cmpst]: Select this setting when
MD]: Select the phase
observing the composite video output level using a
rotation mode for chroma
composite vectorscope.
phase control.
PB/PR (COMPONENT) [>>> Cmpnt]: Select this setting when
The effect of this setting
observing the component video output level using a
applies to the output
component vectorscope.
levels of all of the
composite video, S-video,
SDI and component
video signals.
ADJ RANGE [>> Adj range]: *–3 to +3 (dB) [>>> –3/+3]: –3 dB to +3 dB
Select the variable range WIDE [>>> wide]: –∞ to +3 dB
of the VIDEO and
CHROMA gains.
VIDEO GAIN [>> V gain]:
Adjust the video output
level.
000 [>>> 000] to 3FF [>>> 3FF]
Factory default setting: *200H
CHROMA GAIN [>> C gain]: 000 [>>> 000] to 3FF [>>> 3FF]
Adjust the chroma output Factory default setting: *200H
level.
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CHROMA PHASE [>> C
phase]: Adjust the
chroma phase.
00 [>>> 00] to FF [>>> FF]
Factory default setting: *80H
SETUP LEVEL [>> Setup
lev]: Adjust the black
setup level.
000 [>>> 000] to 3FF [>>> 3FF]
Factory default setting: *200H
VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video
control
HD PROCESS CONTROL
[> HD Process]
Description of settings
ADJ RANGE [>> Adj range]: *–3 to +3(db) [>>> –3/+3]: –3 dB to +3 dB
Select the adjustment
WIDE [>>> wide]: –∞ to +3 dB
range for video gain and
chrominance gain.
VIDEO GAIN [>> V gain]:
Control the video output
level.
000 [>>> 000] to 3FF [>>> 3FF]
Factory default setting: *200H
CHROMA GAIN [>> C gain]: 000 [>>> 000] to 3FF [>>> 3FF]
Control the chrominance Factory default setting: *200H
output level.
SYNC PHASE [> Sync
Phase]: Adjust the sync
phase.
CHROMA PHASE [>> C
phase]: Control the
chrominance phase.
00 [>>> 000] to FF [>>> FF]
Factory default setting: *80H
SETUP LEVEL [>> Setup
lev]: Control the setup
level.
000 [>>> 000] to 3FF [>>> 3FF]
Factory default setting: *200H
SYNC PHASE [>> Sync
phs]: Control the
SYNC+SC phase.
000 [>>> 000] to 3FF [>>> 3FF]
Factory default setting: *Adjusted value at factory or 200H
SUB CARRIER [>> SC
phase]: Control the
subcarrier phase.
000 [>>> 000] to 3FF [>>> 3FF]
Factory default setting: *Adjusted value at factory or 200H
*BLANK [>>> blank]: Blank.
INPUT BLANK [> Input blnk] LINE 335 [>> Line 335]:
Select whether to blank
THROUGH [>>> through]: Output as a video signal.
Note
line 335, or to output it as
Displayed only when the
part of the video signal.
system frequency is set to 50i.
AUDIO CONTROL [Audio]: Settings related to audio
control
Description of settings
REC MODE [> REC mode]: Select the audio recording mode. *2 CHANNEL (48kHz) [>> 2 ch]: 2-channel, 48-kHz mode
4 CHANNEL (32kHz) [>> 4 ch]: 4-channel, 32-kHz mode
Set the channels on which to record the input audio signals as
follows.
(1) Use the Mm</A ,/B buttons to move the cursor and
Note
the SET (YES) button to toggle the setting on and off.
When, in 4-channel mode, analog audio is selected for all four (2) To save the settings, press the MENU button to return to the
channels (channels 1/2 and 3/4), the same analog audio
previous screen, then press the SET (YES) button.
signals are recorded on channels 1 and 3 and on channels 2
and 4, respectively. That is, the analog signal recorded on
channel 1 is also recorded on channel 3 and the analog signal Example settings:
recorded on channel 2 is also recorded on channel 4.
AUDIO INPUT SOURCE
You can adjust the audio level on each of the four channels
ARRANGE
1
separately using the REC/PB LEVEL control knobs with the
in1 in2 in3 in4
VARIABLE switch set to REC.
----------------ch1:*on
ch2:
on
on
ch3:
on
ch4
on
ON/OFF
TO MENU
:
:
SET KEY
MENU KEY
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INPUT ARRANGE [> Input arng]: Make settings for input
audio mixing.
2
3
4
1Input audio channel 1 (“CH1”) is recorded on audio channel
1 (“CH1”) on tape.
2Input audio channels 2 and 4 (“CH2” and “CH4”) are
recorded mixed on audio channel 2 (“CH2”) on tape.
3Input audio channel 4 (“CH4”) is recorded on audio channel
3 (“CH3”) on tape.
4Input audio channel 3 (“CH3”) is recorded on audio channel
4 (“CH4”) on tape.
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AUDIO CONTROL [Audio]: Settings related to audio
control
Description of settings
LEVEL SELECT [> Level Sel] REF LEVEL [>> REF Level]:
Select the audio
reference level
(headroom) for recording
on tape.
*–20 dB [>>> –20dB]: Set to –20 dB.
–18 dB [>>> –18dB]: Set to –18 dB.
–16 dB [>>> –16dB]: Set to –16 dB.
–12 dB [>>>–12dB]: Set to –12 dB.
Notes
• This setting is valid in DVCAM format only. When the
recording format is DV, the reference level is fixed at
–12 dB.
• When the system frequency is set to 50i, factory default
setting value is set to –18 dB.
CH1 IN LEVEL [>> CH1
input]: Select the audio
level setting according to
the audio level of the
signal input to the AUDIO
IN 1/3 connector.
*+4 dB [>>> +4dB]: Set to +4 dB.
0 dB [>>> 0dB]: Set to 0 dB.
–3 dB [>>> –3dB]: Set to –3 dB.
–6 dB [>>> –6dB]: Set to –6 dB.
CH2 IN LEVEL [>> CH2
input]: Select the audio
level setting according to
the audio level of the
signal input to the AUDIO
IN 2/4 connector.
*+4 dB [>>> +4dB]: Set to +4 dB.
0 dB [>>> 0dB]: Set to 0 dB.
–3 dB [>>> –3dB]: Set to –3 dB.
–6 dB [>>> –6dB]: Set to –6 dB.
OUTPUT LEVEL [>> Out
Level]: Select the analog
audio output reference
level.
*+4 dB [>>> +4dB]: Set to +4 dB.
0 dB [>>> 0dB]: Set to 0 dB.
–3 dB [>>> –3dB]: Set to –3 dB.
–6 dB [>>> –6dB]: Set to –6 dB.
Note
–3 dB is displayed only when the system frequency is set to
50i.
Note
–3 dB is displayed only when the system frequency is set to
50i.
Note
–3 dB is displayed only when the system frequency is set to
50i.
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INT AUDIO SG [> Audio SG]: Select the operation of the
internal audio test signal generator.
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SILENCE [>> silence]: Silent signal
*1kHz SINE [>> 1kHz]: 1 kHz, –20 dB FSignal as the audio
input in the video/audio input selection section on the front
panel, the audio test signal generated by the internal audio
test signal generator is input.
AUDIO CONTROL [Audio]: Settings related to audio
control
Description of settings
JOG CONTROL [> Jog ctrl]: Select whether to adjust the
audio playback speed during slow playback.
OFF [>> OFF]: Do not adjust the audio playback speed.
*ON [>> ON]: Adjust the audio playback speed.
Note
This setting is invalid when playing back in HDV format.
MUTING IN SHTL [> Shutl mute]: Set the audio muting
conditions during shuttle playback.
Note
This setting is invalid when playing back in HDV format.
AUDIO EDIT [> Audio edit]: Specify the type of editing for
audio signals.
Note
This setting is invalid for the HDV format.
*OFF [>> OFF]: Not suppressed.
CUEUP or PREROLL [>> CUEUP]: Suppressed during cueup or preroll operations.
FULL [>> FULL]: Suppressed in shuttle mode.
*CUT EDIT [>> Cut edit]: Cut editing (Discontinuity in audio
signal may result at the editing point, causing noise during
playback.)
FADE IN/OUT [>> Fade]: Fade in and fade out
IN
DV PB ATT [> DV PB ATT]: When playing back a tape
recorded in consumer DV format, select whether to
attenuate the audio output level.
OUT
OFF [>> OFF]: Do not attenuate.
*ON [>> ON]: Attenuate.
Note
This setting is valid only when the recording format setting is
DVCAM. This is not valid for DV(SP) format.
Description of settings
VIDEO OUTPUT [> Video Out]: Select the format of analog
video signals to be output from the three VIDEO OUT
connectors).
*COMPOSITE&S-VIDEO [>> Compst&S]: Set to S-Y, S-C
output and composite output.
COMPONENT (SD) [>> Compnt SD]: Set to component Y/RY/B-Y (SD) output.
COMPONENT (HD) [>> Compnt HD]: Set to component Y/Pr/
Pb (HD) output.
AUDIO OUTPUT [> Audio Out]: Select the channels for
audio output from the AUDIO OUT 1/3 and 2/4
connectors.
*1/2 CH [>> 1/2CH]: Output channel 1 to the AUDIO OUT 1/3
connector and channel 2 to the AUDIO OUT 2/4 connector.
3/4 CH [>> 3/4CH]: Output channel 3 to the AUDIO OUT 1/3
connector and channel 4 to the AUDIO OUT 2/4 connector.
i.LINK OUTPUT [> i.Link Out]: When playing a tape recorded *HDV [>> HDV]: Output in HDV format.
DV (SP) [>> DV (SP)]: Down-convert and output in DV format.
in HDV format, set the format output from the HDV/DV
DVCAM [>> DVCAM]: Down-convert and output in DVCAM
connector.
format.
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INTERFACE SELECT [Interface]: Settings related to
external interfaces
Note
Before changing the setting, either temporarily disconnect the
i.LINK cable or power off the connected device.
DOWN CONVERTER [>
Down Conv]: Select the
aspect ratio conversion
mode for HDV downconversion.
SDI H-ANC [> SDI H-ANC]:
Select whether to add
RP188 LTC and aspect
ratio data to the ancillary
data space of the SDSDI
output.
CONV MODE [>> D-Con
Mod]: Select conversion
mode.
SQUEEZE [>>> Squeeze]: Select the squeeze mode.
*EDGE-CROP [>>> Edge Crp]: Select the edge crop mode.
CROP POSI [>> Crop Posi]: 0 [>>> 0] to +B4 [>>> B4]
Control crop position.
Factory default setting: *5A
RP188LTC [>> RP188LTC]:
RP188 timecode
OFF [>>> OFF]: Do not embed an LTC signal.
*ON [>>> ON]: Output an embedded LTC signal.
ASPECT [>> ASPECT]:
Aspect ratio data
OFF [>>> OFF]: Do not embed aspect ratio data.
*ON [>>> ON]: Output embedded aspect ratio data.
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SYSTEM SEL [System Sel]: Settings related to system
selection
Description of settings
Select system frequency to use.
*59.94i (UC) [> 59.94i UC]: For NTSC regions other than
Japan
59.94i (J) [> 59.94i J]: For Japan
50i (PAL) [> 50i PAL]: For PAL regions
Note
After changing the setting, press the POWER switch to power
off the unit, then press once more to restart. This changes the
initial settings of the entire setup menu to the new setting.
SETUP BANK OPERATION [Setup Bank]: Settings related Description of settings
to menu bank operations
Menu banks:
This unit allows four different complete sets of menu settings to be saved in what are termed “menu banks” numbered
1 to 4. Saved sets of menu settings can be recalled for use as required.
RECALL BANK1 [> Recall 1]: Recall menu settings from
menu bank 1.
RECALL BANK2 [> Recall 2]: Recall menu settings from
menu bank 2.
RECALL BANK3 [> Recall 3]: Recall menu settings from
menu bank 3.
(1) Select the bank you want to recall, then press the ,/B
button.
Message “RECALL OK?” appears.
(2) To recall, press the SET (YES) button.
To quit recalling, press the RESET (NO) button.
RECALL BANK4 [> Recall 4]: Recall menu settings from
menu bank 4.
SAVE BANK 1 [> Save 1]: Save current menu settings to
menu bank 1.
SAVE BANK 2 [> Save 2]: Save current menu settings to
menu bank 2.
SAVE BANK 3 [> Save 3]: Save current menu settings to
menu bank 3.
(1) Select the bank you want to save, then press the ,/B
button.
Message “SAVE OK?” appears.
(2) To save, press the SET (YES) button.
To quit saving, press the RESET (NO) button.
SAVE BANK 4 [> Save 4]: Save current menu settings to
menu bank 4.
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MENU GRADE [Menu grade]: Selection of menu items to
be displayed
Description of settingss
Determine whether to display basic items only or both
basic and enhanced items on the monitor screen and in
the time counter display when using the menu.
*BASIC [>> Basic]: Display basic items only.
ENHANCED [>> Enhanced]: Display both basic and
enhanced items.
Auto Mode (AUTO FUNCTION) Execution Menu
The following table shows the purpose and function of the
items in the auto mode execution menu.
For details of the use of individual items, see “Digitally
Dubbing Signals in HDV/DVCAM/DV Format” (page 63)
and “Rerecording the Timecode – TC Insert Function
(DVCAM Format Only)” (page 66).
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i.LINK DUBBING :HDV [i.LINK DUB]: Selection of data for
i.LINK dubbing
Description of settings
For dubbing through the i.LINK interface in HDV format,
select data that the dubbing applies to.
A/V [> A/V]: Dub the audio and video.
A/V/TC [> A/V/TC]: Dub the audio, video, and timecode.
A/V/TC/CM [> A/V/TC/CM]: Dub the audio, video, timecode,
and cassette memory contents.
Note
Dubbing may not be properly operated if a source tape
contains the different system frequencies or the different
recording formats.
Note
When A/V is selected, the timecode recorded follows the
setting of the TIME CODE menu items (see page 75) in the
setup menu.
i.LINK DUBBING :DV/DVCAM [i.LINK DUB]: Selection of
data for i.LINK dubbing
Description of Settings
For dubbing through the i.LINK interface in DV/DVCAM
format, select data that the dubbing applies to.
A/V [> A/V]: Dub the audio and video.
A/V/TC [> A/V/TC]: Dub the audio, video, and timecode.
A/V/TC/CM [> A/V/TC/CM]: Dub the audio, video, timecode,
and cassette memory contents.
Note
Dubbing may not be properly operated if a source tape
contains the different system frequencies or the different
recording formats.
TC INSERT :DVCAM [TC insert]: Timecode rewriting
Rewrite the timecode from an initial value which can be
set freely.
Note
When A/V is selected, the timecode recorded follows the
setting of the TIME CODE menu items (see page 75) in the
setup menu.
Description of settings
Note
Rewriting is possible only when the recording format is
DVCAM.
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Changing Menu Settings
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
MENU
1
TC
PRESET
This section explains how to change menu settings.
SET(YES)
9
3,5,7
2,4,5,6
Buttons Used to Change Settings
8
Use the following buttons in the front panel to change the
menu settings.
Menu control
buttons
Functions
MENU button
• Opens the menu and launches menu
control mode.
• Closes the menu and exits menu
control mode.
1
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SET (YES)
button
Press the MENU button.
Menu selection level display
</A and ,/B • Press the ,/B button to go down
buttons
one level.
• Press the </A button to go up one
level.
Hold down one of these buttons to
make the highlighted cursor move
continuously.
• Returns the setting to the factory
default setting.
• Sends a negative response to
prompts on the monitor screen.
SYSTEM
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
MENU
Setup menu
Time counter display
Monitor screen
2
• Saves the new setting in memory.
• Sends a positive response to prompts
on the monitor screen.
With SETUP MENU selected in reverse video, press
the ,/B button.
This displays all BASIC menus on menu level 1.
Level-1 menu display
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
SETUP BANK OPERATION
SYSTEM SEL
: J
Changing the Settings of BASIC
menu Items
MENU
The factory default setting is to display only the BASIC
menu items. To change the settings of BASIC menu items
proceed as follows.
Changing Menu Settings
GRADE
:
Operational
Time counter display
BASIC
Monitor screen
3
84
B
The menu selection level display appears on the
monitor screen.
In the figure below, SETUP MENU is selected (shown
in reverse video).
The time counter display of this unit shows only the
currently selected item. When the item name is long, it
is abbreviated.
M and m buttons These buttons move the highlighted
cursor up and down within the current
level to select an item or setting.
Hold down one of these buttons to
make the highlighted cursor move
continuously.
RESET (NO)
button
A
Press the M or m button to select the required item.
Example: Display when DISPLAY CONTROL is selected
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
SETUP BANK OPERATION
SYSTEM SEL
: J
MENU
GRADE
:
SETUP MENU
DISPLAY CONTROL
CHARA.VSIZE
:
* x1
x2
Display
Time counter display
>>x2
Time counter display
x1
BASIC
Monitor screen
Monitor screen
4
This displays menu level 2 for the menu item selected
in step 3.
Example: Level-2 display for DISPLAY CONTROL
SETUP MENU
DISPLAY CONTROL
CHARA.DISPLAY :
CHARA.POSITION
CHARA.TYPE
:
CHARA.VSIZE
:
DISPLAY INFO
:
SUB STATUS
:
MENU DISPLAY
:
PEAK HOLD
:
OVER DISP HOLD:
LCD
:
> Chara disp
ON
Time counter display
WHITE
x1
T&STA
OFF
WHITE
OFF
OFF
Current settings
Monitor screen
5
8
To change other settings, press the </A button to
return to the previous screen, then repeat steps 5 to 7
as required.
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When you have completed the settings, press the SET
(YES) button.
Press the ,/B button.
Press the M or m button to select the item whose
setting you wish to change.
For menu items on level 3, press the ,/B button to
go to level 3, then press the M or m button to select the
item whose setting you wish to change.
Example: Display when CHARA. VSIZE is selected
> Chara size
ON
Time counter display
WHITE
x1
T&STA
OFF
WHITE
OFF
OFF
Notes
• If you power off the unit before saving operation is
completed, settings may be lost. Wait until the
saving is completed before powering off the unit.
• If, instead of pressing the SET (YES) button, you
press the MENU button, the new settings are not
saved. The message “ABORT !” appears on the
monitor screen and “Abort !” in the time counter
display for about 0.5 second, and the system exits
the menus. To change more than one setting, be sure
to press the SET (YES) button after making the
settings.
Meanings of indications on the monitor screen
Monitor screen
6
Press the ,/B button.
This displays all possible settings for the item selected
in step 5.
SETUP MENU
DISPLAY CONTROL
CHARA.VSIZE
:
* x1
x2
>>x1
x1
Time counter display
On-screen indication
Meaning
Right-pointing arrow (k) at
the right of a menu item
(See step 1 of the foregoing
operating procedure.)
Pressing the ,/B button
switches to the next lower
menu level or to a setting
selection screen.
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DISPLAY CONTROL
CHARA.DISPLAY :
CHARA.POSITION
CHARA.TYPE
:
CHARA.VSIZE
:
DISPLAY INFO
:
SUB STATUS
:
MENU DISPLAY
:
PEAK HOLD
:
OVER DISP HOLD :
LCD
:
The message “NOW SAVING...” appears on the
monitor screen, and “Saving...” appears in the time
counter display, while the new settings are saved in
memory.
When the saving operation is completed, the monitor
screen and time counter display return to their normal
indications.
Left-pointing arrow (K) at Pressing the </A button
the left of a menu item
returns to the previous
(See step 4 of the foregoing (higher) menu level.
operating procedure.)
Monitor screen
7
Press the M or m button to change the setting of the
item.
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On-screen indication
1
Meaning
Character string at the right Current setting of the menu
of a menu item
item
When shown with a colon
(:): the current setting is the
same as the factory
default setting. See step 4
of the foregoing operating
procedure.
When shown with a
raiseddot (•): the current
setting is different from
the factory default setting.
See step 2 of the
operating procedure in
“Changing the Settings of
Enhanced Items”.
An asterisk in a complete
list of settings
See step 6 of the foregoing
operating procedure.
Press the MENU button.
The menu selection level display appears on the
monitor.
2
With SETUP MENU selected, press the ,/B
button.
This displays all basic and enhanced items on menu
level 1.
Level-1 menu display
SETUP MENU
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
TAPE PROTECTION
VIDEO CONTROL
AUDIO CONTROL
INTERFACE SELECT
SETUP BANK OPERATION
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Factory default setting
MENU
GRADE
.
Menu grade
Time counter display
ENHAN
Current setting
Monitor screen
Displaying ENHANCED Menu Items
The factory default setting is not to display ENHANCED
menu items.
To display enhanced items, set the MENU GRADE menu
item (see page 82) to ENHANCED, following the
procedure in the previous section “Changing the Settings
of Basic Items.” (In step 3, first select MENU GRADE,
and next select ENHANCED, then press the SET (YES)
button to save the setting in memory.)
With this done, when you press the MENU button and the
,/B button to display the setup menu, all BASIC and
ENHANCED menu items on menu level 1 appear.
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ENHANCED Menu Items
To change the settings of ENHANCED menu items, first
carry out the procedure in the previous section “Displaying
Enhanced Items”, then proceed as follows.
MENU
ASSIGN RESET(NO)
1
TC
PRESET
SET(YES)
4
2
A
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B
3
3
Follow the same procedure as in steps 3 to 8 of the
procedure in the section “Changing the Settings of
BASIC menu Items” (page 84) using the M, m, </A,
,/B buttons to select an item and change its setting.
4
When you have completed the settings, press the SET
(YES) button.
The message “NOW SAVING...” appears on the
monitor screen, and “Saving...” appears in the time
counter display, while the new settings are saved in
memory.
When the saving operation is completed, the monitor
screen and time counter display return to their normal
indications.
Returning Menu Settings to Their
Factory Default Settings
After making menu setting changes, to return settings to
their factory default settings (setting initialization), use the
following procedure.
To return a particular setting to its factory default
setting
In the screen for selecting the setting of the item, press the
RESET (NO) button.
For example, to reinitialize the CHARA. VSIZE item, use
the following operation.
Note that this assumes that in step 6 of the procedure in
“Changing the Settings of BASIC menu Items” (page 84),
the setting has been changed to the setting “x 2” different
from the factory default.
1
Press the RESET (NO) button.
The factory default setting of “x 1” is selected.
2
Press the SET (YES) button.
The setting returned to its factory default is saved in
memory as the current setting.
To return all settings to their factory default
settings
1
Press the MENU button to display the menu selection
level.
2
Press the ,/B button to display level 1 of the setup
menu.
3
Press the RESET (NO) button.
A message appears, to confirm whether or not you
wish to return all settings to their factory default
settings.
Monitor screen
message
Assigning a Function to
the ASSIGN Button
You can assign a desired menu item (level 1 or level 2) to
the ASSIGN button. Once you assign a frequently-used
menu item, you can recall the menu by simply pressing the
ASSIGN button.
Menu items that can be assigned to the
ASSIGN button
Depending on the setting in MENU GRADE, you can
assign menu item from level 1 and level 2 of the SETUP
MENU. To assign ENHANCED menus, set the MENU
GRADE to ENHANCED.
To assign a function to the ASSIGN button
Use the following procedure.
INITIALIZE ALL ITEMS TO
FACTORY PRESET VALLUES?
MENU
Message in the time Init setup?
counter display
4
1
TC
PRESET
Press the SET (YES) button.
The message “NOW SAVING...” appears on the
monitor screen, and “Saving...” appears in the time
counter display, while the settings of all items are
returned to their factory default settings. These factory
default settings are saved in memory.
If you power off the unit while settings are being
saved, settings may not be correctly returned to their
factory default settings. Wait until the saving is
completed before powering off the unit.
SET(YES)
A
1
B
8
4,6
2,3,5,7
Press the MENU button.
The monitor screen shows the menu selection levels.
SYSTEM
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
To abandon the resetting operation
Instead of pressing the SET (YES) button, press the
RESET (NO) button. The display returns to menu level 1,
leaving the settings unchanged.
MENU
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ASSIGN RESET(NO)
Setup menu
Time counter display
Monitor screen
2
With SETUP MENU selected, press the ,/B
button.
All basic items in setup menu level 1 are displayed.
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SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
SETUP BANK OPERATION
SYSTEM SEL
: J
MENU
GRADE
:
Example: Display when TIME CODE is selected
Operational
Time counter display
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
ASSIGN KEY
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
SETUP BANK OPERATION
SYSTEM SEL
BASIC
MENU
>Time code
Time counter display
GRADE
Monitor screen
3
Monitor screen
With OPERATIONAL FUNCTION shown in reverse
video, press the ,/B button.
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Level 2 of OPERATIONAL FUNCTION appears.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
AUTO EE SELECT
LOCAL ENABLE
: STP&EJ
REC FORMAT
ASSIGN KEY
Next you can press the M button or m button to display
the level 2 menu item you want to assign in reverse
video.
REP FUNC
Time counter display
Example: Display when RUN MODE is selected
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
ASSIGN KEY
TIME CODE
TC MODE
RUN MODE
DF MODE
TC MODE
VITC
Monitor screen
4
Press the m button, to display ASSIGN KEY in
reverse video.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
REPEAT FUNCTION
AUTO EE SELECT
LOCAL ENABLE
: STP&EJ
REC FORMAT
ASSIGN KEY
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Press the ,/B button.
Level 1 of the menu item you want to assign appears.
SETUP MENU
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
ASSIGN KEY
OPERATIONAL FUNCTIO
DISPLAY CONTROL
TIME CODE
SETUP BANK OPERATION
SYSTEM SEL
MENU
6
Operational
Time counter display
GRADE
Monitor screen
Assignable menu items
(level 1)
Press the M button or m button.
Level 1 of the menu item you want to assign appears
in reverse video.
• When the menu item you want to assign is
on level 1: go to step 8
• When the menu item you want to assign is
on level 2: go to step 7
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RUN mode
Time counter display
Monitor screen
Assign key
Time counter display
Monitor screen
5
Press the ,/B button, to go to menu level 2.
8
Press the SET (YES) button.
This assigns the selected menu item to the ASSIGN
button.
The monitor screen shows the message “NOW
SAVING...”, and the time counter display shows
“Saving...”, while the changed setting is saved in
memory in this unit.
Once a menu item is assigned to the ASSIGN button,
the currently assigned item is indicated with an
asterisk during the next setting.
To cancel saving the changed setting
Press the MENU button to end the menu operation.
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Important Notes on
Operation
On safety
• Should any liquid or solid object fall into the cabinet,
unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it further.
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if it is not to be used
for an extended period of time.
• To disconnect the cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull
the cord itself.
Do not obstruct ventilation openings
To prevent the unit from overheating, do not obstruct
ventilation openings, by for example wrapping the unit in
a cloth while it is in operation.
On cleaning
If the casing or panel is dirty, wipe it gently with a soft dry
cloth. In the event of extreme dirt, use a cloth steeped in a
neutral detergent to remove the dirt, then wipe with a dry
cloth. Applying alcohol, thinners, insecticides, or other
volatile solvents may result in deforming the casing or
damaging the finish.
On repacking and shipping
On operation and storage locations
Operate the unit in a horizontal position
This unit is designed to be operated in a horizontal
position. Do not operate it on its side, or tilted through an
excessive angle (exceeding 20°).
Avoid violent impacts
Dropping the unit, or otherwise imparting a violent shock
to it, is likely to cause it to malfunction.
Note on faulty pixels on the LCD
panel
The LCD panel fitted to this unit is manufactured with high
precision technology, giving a functioning pixel ratio of at
least 99.99%. Thus a very small proportion of pixels may
be "stuck", either always off (black), always on (red, green,
or blue), or flashing. In addition, over a long period of use,
because of the physical characteristics of the liquid crystal
display, such "stuck" pixels may appear spontaneously.
These problems are not a malfunction. Note that any such
problems have no effect on recorded data.
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Avoid operation or storage in any of the following places.
• Location subject to extremes of temperature (operating
temperature range 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F))
• Location subject to direct sunlight for long periods, or
close to heating appliances (Note that the interior of a car
left in summer with the windows closed can exceed
50°C (122°F).)
• Damp or dusty places
• Location subject to severe vibrations
• Location near equipment generating strong
electromagnetic emissions
• Location near transmitting stations generating strong
radio waves
Save the original shipping carton and packing material;
they will come in handy if you ever have to ship your unit.
For maximum protection, repack your unit as it was
originally packed at the factory, and take care not to impart
violent shocks in transit.
Condensation
If you move the unit suddenly from a cold to a warm
location, or if you use it in a very humid place, moisture
from the air may condense on the head drum. This is called
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condensation, and if a tape is run in this state, the tape may
stick to the drum and can be easily damaged. To lessen the
risk of this occurring, this unit is equipped with a
condensation detection system.
If condensation occurs while the unit is
operating:
The alarm message “MOISTURE HAS BEEN
DETECTED.” appears on the monitor screen, and the
alarm message “HUMID!” in the time counter display. At
the same time the unit ejects the cassette automatically. If
this happens, leave the unit powered on and wait until the
alarm messages disappear.
If the condensation alarm message
appears immediately after powering on:
Leave the unit powered on and wait until the alarm
message disappears. You cannot load a cassette into the
unit while the alarm message is being displayed. Once the
alarm message disappears, the unit is ready for use.
Periodical Maintenance
Digital hours meter
The digital hours meter keeps cumulative counts of the
total operating time, the head drum rotation time, the tape
transport operating time, and the number of threading/
unthreading operations. These counts can be displayed on
the monitor screen and in the time counter display of this
unit. Use them as guidelines for scheduling maintenance.
In general, consult your Sony dealer about necessary
periodic maintenance checks.
Digital hours meter display modes
The digital hours meter has the following four display
modes.
• T1 (OPERATION) mode
The cumulative total hours during which the unit is
powered on is displayed in 10-hour increments.
• T2 (DRUM ROTATION) mode
The cumulative total hours of drum rotation with tape
threaded is displayed in 10-hour increments.
• T3 (TAPE RUNNING) mode
The cumulative total hours of tape transport operation
for fast forward, rewind, playback, and search (except in
still search mode) is displayed in 10-hour increments.
• CT (THREADING) mode
The cumulative number of tape threading/unthreading
operation pairs is displayed in 10-operation pair
increments.
For all modes except T1 (OPERATION), there are two
types of count: a “trip” count, which is resettable, and the
cumulative total from manufacture, which is unresettable.
Displaying the digital hours meter
Use the following procedure.
1
Press the MENU button.
Appendix
The menu selection level display appears on the
monitor screen and in the time counter display.
SYSTEM
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
MENU
Setup menu
Time counter display
Monitor screen
2
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Periodical Maintenance
Press the m button to select HOURS METER.
SYSTEM
SETUP MENU
AUTO FUNCTION
HOURS METER
MENU
Hours meter
Time counter display
T2 (DRUM ROTATION) mode:
Drum 0000
0000/00000
T3 (TAPE RUNNING) mode:
Tape 0000
Monitor screen
3
Press the ,/B button.
The cumulative counts by the digital hours meter are
indicated on the monitor screen and in the time counter
display.
Digital hours meter indications on the monitor
screen
All four counts (T1, T2, T3, and CT) are indicated on the
monitor screen.
0000/00000
CT (THREADING) mode:
Thread 0000
0000/00000
To end the digital hours meter display
Press the MENU button.
To reset the trip values
About this operation, consult your Sony dealer.
Resettable trip counts
Unresettable counts
T1
T2
T3
CT
HOURS METER
00000 X10 HOURS
0000/00000 X10 HOURS
0000/00000 X10 HOURS
0000/00000 X10 COUNT
T1:OPERATION
T2:DRUM ROTATION
T3:TAPE RUNNING
CT:THREADING
The four-digit value to the left of the slash (/) is the
resettable trip count, and the right value is the cumulative
total from manufacture.
Appendix
Digital hours meter indications in the time
counter display
One of the four indications appears in the time counter
display at a time. Use the M and m buttons to change the
item displayed.
Initially, only the trip value appears. Hold down the ,/B
button to display also the cumulative total from
manufacture, which will appear to the right of the trip
value and the slash (/).
The following illustrates the digital hours meter
indications in the time counter display in all four display
modes. The right-hand indication for each display mode is
the indication you can view while holding down the
,/B button in the menu control section.
T1 (OPERATION) mode:
Oper. 00000
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Head Cleaning
Always use the PDVM12CL (mini size) or PDV12CL
(standard size) Cleaning Cassette to clean the video and
audio heads. You can run the cleaning cassette for 10
seconds per cleaning operation. Follow the instructions for
the cleaning cassette, as inappropriate use of the cleaning
cassette can damage the heads.
To clean the heads
Insert the cleaning cassette. This automatically starts
cleaning. You cannot operate any tape transport control
buttons other than the EJECT button during the cleaning
operation.
After about 10 seconds, the cleaning cassette will be
automatically ejected.
Appendix
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Head Cleaning
Troubleshooting
If an alarm message appears on the monitor screen, or if
the unit appears to be malfunctioning, please check the
following before contacting your Sony dealer.
Tape problems
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Recording is not possible.
The cassette’s REC/SAVE
switch is set to SAVE.
Set the REC/SAVE switch to REC, or use another cassette.
The unit’s tape transport
The remote control switch is Set the remote control switch to LOCAL, or change the setting
control buttons (PLAY, F FWD, set to other than LOCAL and of the LOCAL ENABLE menu item (see page 72) to ALL
REW, etc.) do not work.
the LOCAL ENABLE menu
ENABLE.
item is set to STOP & EJECT
or ALL DISABLE.
No cassette is loaded.
The NO EDIT indicator on the
LCD monitor lights up.
Insert a cassette.
The audio recording mode
• When your current purpose is editing, set the remote control
selected on this unit does not
switch to LOCAL and set the unit for the same audio
coincides with that of the
recording mode as with the tape using the REC MODE menu
loaded tape.
item (see page 79), then set the switch to 9PIN or i.LINK.
• When your current purpose is recording, you can use the
tape currently loaded in the unit.
The recording format of the
currently loaded tape is HDV,
DV or DVCPRO.
Replace the tape with one recorded in the DVCAM format.
The recording format selected Select the DVCAM format.
on this unit is HDV or DV
(SP).
Time data problems
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Cannot freely set the initial
time data value.
The TC MODE menu item is
set to EXT REGEN.
Change the setting of the TC MODE menu item (see page 75)
to INT PRESET.
CNT is selected as the time
Press the COUNTER SELECT button to make the TC or UB
data type to be displayed (the time data type indicator light up (the CNT value cannot be set
CNT time data type indicator freely).
is lit).
The remote control switch is Set the remote control switch to LOCAL to turn the remote
set to other than LOCAL and indicator off or change the setting of the LOCAL ENABLE
the LOCAL ENABLE menu
menu item (see page 72) to ALL ENABLE.
item is set to STOP & EJECT
or ALL DISABLE.
The MENU button or TC
PRESET button has been
pressed.
Press the button once again to exit the menu control mode,
timecode preset mode, or digital hours meter display mode.
(In either of the menu control mode and timecode preset mode,
the time data is not shown in the time counter display.)
The UB time data type
indicator is lit.
Press the COUNTER SELECT button to make the CNT or TC
time data type indicator lights up.
Troubleshooting
Appendix
The tape is running, but the
time data is not shown in the
time counter display.
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Monitor problems
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Data is not superimposed on
the monitor screen.
The CHARA. DISPLAY menu Set the CHARA. DISPLAY menu item (see page 73) to ON.
item is set to OFF.
The monitor is not connected Connect the monitor to the (SUPER) CPST connector.
to the (SUPER) CPST
(You must make this connection to display any type of text on
connector of this unit.
the monitor.)
The image on the monitor
screen is too bright.
The 75 Ω termination switch Set the 75 Ω termination switch to ON or connect a terminator.
for video input on the monitor
is in the OFF position, or a
75 Ω terminator is not fitted to
its video input connector.
The image on the monitor
screen is too dark.
In a video signal loop-through Set the 75 Ω termination switches to OFF on all monitors other
connection of multiple video
than the loop-end monitor.
monitors, 75 Ω termination
switches for video input on
monitors other than the loopend monitor are in the ON
position.
The image is too dark when
recording a composite video
signal.
Audio problem
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
The REC/PB LEVEL control
knobs do not work.
The VARIABLE switch on the Set the VARIABLE switch to REC when recording, or set it to
front panel is set to PRESET. PB when playing back.
Editing restriction
Symptom
Cause
Execution of video editing in
insert mode erases subcode
data (user bit data, etc.)
recorded on tape other than
timecode data.
This phenomenon cannot be avoided with an editing system using this unit as the recorder.
Alarm Messages
When operating this unit, the unit may sometimes output
alarm messages such as the one shown below to the
monitor screen and the time counter display.
ALARM
REMOTE
SET
MODE
IS
SELECTED.
Cause of alarm
Appendix
REMOTE/LOCAL SWITCH
TO LOCAL.
Direction
REMOTE!
Monitor screen
If such an alarm message appears, a connection or
operation error may have been made, or condensation on
heads may have occurred. Follow the direction indicated
on the monitor screen.
Note
To display alarm messages on the monitor screen, it is
necessary for the monitor to be connected to the (SUPER)
CPST connector, and set the following menu items to ON.
• CHARA. DISPLAY (see page 73)
• ALARM (see page 75)
• REF ALARM (see page 75)
Time counter display
Alarm Messages and associated directions
Alarm message on monitor
screen (Cause)
Direction
A cleaning tape has been inserted.
The tape will automatically be ejected after cleaning Cleaning Tp!
is completed.
A non-standard signal is being used Use a standard signal.
for input video.
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Troubleshooting
Alarm message in time counter
display
VIN NON-STD
Alarm message on monitor
screen (Cause)
Direction
Alarm message in time counter
display
A non-standard ref. signal is being
used for REF. VIDEO.
Use a standard signal.
REF NON-STD
Abnormal settings selected in setup
menu.
Correct the setup menu settings. Contact your Sony ILL. SETUP!
dealer if this alarm message appears again after
making corrections.
Audio mixing mode cannot be
changed during recording.
−
REC mode!
Audio not editable on this tape.
Use a tape recorded in 2-channel/48 kHz or 4channel/32 kHz mode.
2CH/32kHz!
Use a tape having audio signals recorded in locked
mode.
UNLOCK mode
Select the same audio recording mode as that of
the tape.
A mode err
Audio REC mode selection different
from audio on tape.
Fs 44.1kHz!
Audio REC (recording) mode cannot −
be changed during recording.
REC mode!
Battery needs to be replaced with a
new one. Please contact service
personnel.
−
Exchg batt!
Cassette adaptor not usable.
Use a tape without cassette adaptor.
Adaptor!
Change the HDV/DV i.LINK input
setting.
−
HDV INPUT! or DV INPUT!
Counter mode is selected.
Use the COUNTER SELECT button to light the TC CNT mode!
or UB time data type indicator in the display section.
Input selection cannot be changed in −
REC (recording) mode.
REC mode!
Input signal does not conform to
DVCAM/DV format.
−
Unknown Sig
Input signal is 625/50.
−
625/50 sig!
Input signal is 525/60.
−
525/60 sig!
Input video is not detected.
Check the indicator in the video area in the input
signal display and supply an appropriate video
signal.
No INPUT!
Input video signal does not
synchronize with REF. VIDEO
signal.
Use a reference video signal.
ILL. REF!
Moisture has been detected.
Keep the power on and wait until this alarm
message disappears.
HUMID!
No cassette in VTR.
Load a cassette.
No Cass.!
Non DVCAM/DV(SP) format source. −
Set the REC INHIBIT menu item (see page 72) to
OFF.
REC INHI.!
Record inhibit plug on the cassette is Set the REC/SAVE switch on the cassette to REC.
set to inhibit.
REC INHI.!
Remote mode is selected.
Set the remote control switch to LOCAL.
REMOTE!
Select DVCAM recording format.
Set the REC FORMAT menu item (see page 72) to
DVCAM.
Not DVCAM!
Tape cannot be replayed.
Use a tape recorded in 525/60 format.
625/50 Tape
Use a tape recorded in 625/50 format.
525/60 Tape
Use a new cleaning tape.
Tape end!
Tape end has been detected.
Appendix
Rec inhibit mode is selected.
No DVCAM/DV
Troubleshooting
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Alarm message on monitor
screen (Cause)
Direction
Alarm message in time counter
display
Tape not editable.
Use a tape recorded in DVCAM format.
Not DVCAM!
Use a tape recorded in 525/60 format.
625/50 Tape
Use a tape recorded in 625/50 format.
525/60 Tape
Tape not recordable.
Use a DVCAM/DV ME tape.
REC INHI.!
Tape not usable.
Use a DVCAM/DV/DVCPRO (25 Mbps) tape.
ILL. Tape!
TC EXTERNAL is selected.
Set the TC MODE menu item (see page 75) to INT
PRESET.
TC EXT!
TCG REGEN mode is selected.
Set the TC MODE menu item (see page 75) to INT
PRESET.
REGEN mode!
TCG RUN mode is set to REC RUN. Set the RUN MODE menu item (see page 75) to
FREE RUN.
This tape cannot be played back
unless the current setting of system
frequency is changed.
−
50i Tape or 60i Tape
This tape format is not supported.
Use a tape recorded in the format
supported by this VCR.
−
ILL. FORMAT!
This video signal cannot be input
unless the current setting of system
frequency is changed.
−
50i INPUT! or 60i INPUT!
Error code classification
Error Messages
0X-XXX
This unit is provided with a self-diagnostic function that
detects internal abnormalities. When it detects an
abnormality, it outputs an error message to the monitor
screen and indicates an error code in the time counter
display.
Note
To display error messages on the monitor screen, connect
the monitor to the (SUPER) CPST connector, and set the
CHARA. DISPLAY menu item (see page 73) to ON
(factory default setting).
2X-XXX
ERROR
AN ERROR HAS BEEN
DETECTED. INFORM SERVICE
OF FOLLOWING CODE:
Appendix
02-603
PRESS EJECT KEY
TO EJECT TAPE.
Error message
Error code
Direction
Error code
Error02-603
Monitor screen
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REC RUN!
Troubleshooting
Time counter display
Appears when a servo or tape transport related
error is detected
02- XXX
Fault in tape or reel etc.
06- XXX
Fault in tension
07- XXX
Fault in capstan
08- XXX
Fault in drum
09- XXX
Fault in loading
Appears when a mechanical control error is
detected
20-XXX
Fault in cassette compartment
21-XXX
Fault in reel shift
22-XXX
Fault in head cleaner
3X-XXX
Appears when a sensor fault is detected
9X-XXX
Appears when an error is detected in the CPU
peripheral system or IC control communications
When an error message appears, follow the instructions on
the monitor screen for resolving the problem.
When an error message persists, contact your Sony dealer
or a Sony service representative.
About i.LINK
1) What is Mbps?
Megabits per second. A measure of the rate at which data
is transmitted per second. In case of 100 Mbps, 100
Megabits of data can be transmitted per second.
The HDV/DV connector of this unit is an i.LINK
compliant connector. This section explains the
specifications and features of i.LINK.
i.LINK operation with this unit
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface designed to integrate
devices equipped with i.LINK connectors. i.LINK allows
your device to:
- Perform two-way transmission and reception of data
such as digital audio and digital video signals.
- Control other i.LINK devices.
- Easily connect multiple devices with a single i.LINK
cable.
Your i.LINK device is capable of connecting to a wide
range of digital AV devices for data transfer and other
operations.
Other advantages include the following feature. When
connected to multiple i.LINK devices, your i.LINK device
can perform data transfer and other operations not only
with the directly connected devices but also with any of the
devices that are connected to those devices. Therefore, you
do not need to be concerned with device connection order.
However, depending on the features and specifications of
the connected devices, you may need to use certain
functions differently, and you may not be able to transfer
data or perform certain operations.
For details on operation when other equipment with an
i.LINK connector is connected, see “Connection Using
i.LINK” (page 53), “Digital Dubbing” (page 62).
For details on connection with an i.LINK cable and the
necessary software, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the connected device.
Use Sony i.LINK cables
Use Sony i.LINK cables to connect the i.LINK devices.
6 pins y 4 pins
6 pins y 6 pins
i.LINK and
are trademarks.
i.LINK, a nickname for IEEE 1394 proposed by Sony, is a
trademark supported by many companies worldwide.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard defined by IEEE,
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Note
The unit can be connected to one device with the i.LINK
cable (DV cable). When you connect with a device that has
two or more i.LINK connectors, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the connected device.
Appendix
About data transfer speed of i.LINK
i.LINK defines maximum data transfer speeds of
approximately 100, 200 and 400 Mbps 1) that are referred
to as S100, S200 and S400 respectively.
The maximum data transfer speed that an i.LINK device
supports is identified on the specifications page of the
operating instructions supplied with the device or near its
i.LINK connector.
When you connect a device that supports different data
transfer speeds, the actual data transfer speeds may be
different from those indicated on the i.LINK connectors.
About i.LINK
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Tape transport control system
Specifications
Tape speed
General
1080/60i format, NTSC color, EIA
standard
1080/50i format, PAL color , CCIR
standard
Power requirements
100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (with all options installed)
60 W
Peak inrush current
(1)Power ON, current probe method:
12 A (100 V), 34 A (240 V)
(2)Hot switching inrush current,
measured in accordance with
European standard EN55103-1:
5.5 A (230 V)
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
−20°C to +60°C (−4°F to +140°F)
Operating relative humidity
Less than 80%
Storage relative humidity
Less than 90%
Mass
6.9 kg (15 lb 3 oz)
External dimensions (w/h/d, excluding projections)
211 × 130 × 420 mm
(83/8 × 51/8 × 165/8 inches)
Appendix
420(16 5/8)
Signal system
60i mode
(DVCAM:525/59.94) 28.193 mm/s
(HDV:1080/60i, DV (SP):525/59.94)
18.812 mm/s
50i mode
(DVCAM:625/50) 28.221 mm/s
(HDV:1080/50i, DV (SP):625/50)
18.831 mm/s
Recording/playback time
(HDV/DV (SP) format)
Using PHDV-276DM standard-size (L)
cassette: Maximum 276 minutes
Using PHDVM-63DM mini-size (S)
cassette: Maximum 63 minutes
(DVCAM format)
Using PDV-184ME standard-size (L)
cassette: Maximum 184 minutes
Using PDVM-40ME mini-size (S)
cassette: Maximum 40 minutes
Fast forward/rewind time
Using PDV-184ME/PHDV-276DM
standard-size cassette:
Less than 3 minutes
Using PDVM-40ME/PHDVM-63DM
mini-size cassette:
Less than 1 minute
Search speed
When controlling via RS-422A interface:
(HDV format)
Maximum 24 times normal speed in both
directions
(DVCAM format)
Maximum 60 times normal speed in both
directions
When controlling from DSRM-10
Remote Control Unit:
(HDV format)
Jog mode: 0 (still) to 1 times normal
speed
Shuttle mode: 0 (still) to 24 times normal
speed in both directions
(DVCAM format)
Jog mode: 0 (still) to 2 times normal
speed in both directions
Shuttle mode: 0 (still) to 16 times normal
speed in both directions
211(8 3/8)
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Specifications
137(5 1/2)
130(5 1/8)
Video performance
Unit: mm (inches)
Band width (525/59.94)
Composite/S-video:
30 Hz to 4.2 MHz ±1.0 dB (Y)
Component:
30 Hz to 5.0 MHz ±1.0 dB (Y)
30 Hz to 1.5 MHz +1.0/–5.0 dB
(R–Y/B–Y)
Band width (625/50)
Composite/S-video:
25 Hz to 4.8 MHz ±1.0 dB (Y)
Component :
25 Hz to 5.0 MHz ±1.0 dB (Y)
25 Hz to 2.0 MHz +1.0/–2.0 dB
(R–Y/B–Y)
S/N
Composite/S-video I/O (Y):
52 dB or more
Component I/O (Y): 54.5 dB or more
Y/C delay
30 ns or less
K-factor
2.0% or less (K2T, KPB)
Processor adjustment range
terminator), composite/component
(SD)/S-video switchable
Composite Y/S−Y/CPST and 1 loop-through
connector with 75 Ω automatic
terminator: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, negative
sync
Component (SD)
Y/S–Y/CPST: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, negative
sync
R–Y/S–C and B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p (75% color
bars for 525/59.94 or 100% color bars
for 625/50), 75 Ω
S-video
Y/S−Y/CPST: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, negative
sync
R−Y/S−C: 0.286 Vp-p (525/59.94) or
0.3 Vp-p (625/50), 75 Ω (burst level)
Video level 1) ±3 dB/ −∞ to 3 dB selectable
Chroma level 1) ±3 dB/ −∞ to 3 dB selectable
Setup/Black level 1)
±30 IRE (±210 mV)
Chroma phase 1) ±30°
System phase 1) Sync: ±1μs
SC: ±180°
Analog audio inputs
AUDIO IN (optional HVBK-1505 Analog Input Board
required)
XLR 3-pin, female (×2), +4/0/−3 1) /
−6 dBm, high impedance, balanced
1) Adjust with menu settings.
1) For 625/50 only
Audio performance
Frequency response
Two-channel (48 kHz) mode:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.0 dB
Four-channel (32 kHz) mode:
20 Hz to 14.5 kHz ±1.0 dB
Dynamic range More than 87 dB
Distortion (THD + N)
Less than 0.07% (48 kHz)
Input connectors
Digital signal inputs
SDI IN
BNC type (×1), Serial digital (270 Mbps),
SMPTE 259M/ITU-R BT.656
AUDIO (AES/EBU) IN
BNC type (×2), complying with AES3id-1995
HDV/DV
6-pin IEEE 1394 connector (×1)
Output connectors
Digital signal outputs
SDI OUT
BNC type (×2)
Serial digital (270 Mbps), SMPTE 259M/
ITU-R BT.656
HD-SDI OUT BNC type (×2)
Serial digital (1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gbps),
SMPTE 292M
AUDIO (AES/EBU) OUT
BNC type (×2), complying with AES3id-1995
HDV/DV
6-pin IEEE 1394 connector
Analog video outputs
VIDEO OUT BNC type (×3), composite+S-video/
component (SD)/component (HD)
switchable
Composite Y/CPST: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, negative sync
Component (SD)
Y/CPST: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, negative sync
Pr/R–Y/S–C and Pb/B–Y/S–Y:
0.7 Vp-p (75% color bars for 525/
59.94 or 100% color bars for 625/50),
75 Ω
Component (HD)
Y/CPST: 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, negative sync
Pr/R–Y/S–C and Pb/B–Y/S–Y: 0.7Vp-p,
75 Ω
Specifications
Appendix
Analog video inputs
REF. VIDEO IN
BNC type (×2, loop-through with 75 Ω
automatic terminator)
Black burst or Composite sync
0.286 Vp-p (525/60) or 0.3Vp-p (625/
50), 75 Ω, negative sync or HD bipolar
tri-level sync
0.3Vp-p, 75 Ω, negative sync
VIDEO IN (optional HVBK-1505 Analog Input Board
required)
BNC type (×3 and 1 loop-through
connector with 75 Ω automatic
Timecode input
TC IN
BNC type, SMPTE timecode (525/59.94)
or EBU timecode (625/50), 0.5 Vp-p
to 18 Vp-p, 3.3 kΩ, unbalanced
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Pb/B–Y/S–Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, negative
sync
Pr/R–Y/S–C: 0.286 Vp-p (525/59.94) or
0.3 Vp-p (625/50), 75 Ω (burst level)
Monitor video output
BNC type (×1), composite (with SUPER)
(SUPER)CPST:1.0 Vp-p,75 Ω,
negative sync
S-video
Analog audio outputs
AUDIO OUT XLR 3-pin, male (×2), +4/0/–3 1)/–6 dBu,
600 kΩ loading, low impedance,
balanced
MONITOR AUDIO
Phono jack, –∞ to –11 dBu ±1 dB
(–20 dBFS) / –9 dBu ±1 dB
(–18 dBFS) , 47 kΩ, unbalanced
1) For 625/50 only
Output for headphones
PHONES
Stereo phone jack, –∞ to –13 dBu
(–20 dBFS) / –11 dBu (–18 dBFS),
8 Ω, unbalanced
Timecode output
TC OUT
BNC type, SMPTE timecode (525/
59.94), EBU timecode (625/50),
2.2Vp-p ±3 dB (when 600 Ω
terminated), unbalanced
Remote control connectors
REMOTE
CONTROL-S
HDV/DV
D-sub 9-pin, for connection of editing
control unit, RS-422A standard
Stereo minijack,
6-pin IEEE 1394 connector
Supplied accessories
Operating Instructions
English Version (1)
CD-ROM manual (1)
Optional accessories
AC power cord
Appendix
100
1-551-812-1X (for USA and Canada)
1-551-631-1X (for Europe)
HVBK-1505 Analog Input Board
RCC-5G 9-pin remote control cable
(length: 5 m (16 ft))
DSRM-10 Remote Control Unit
Digital video cassette
Standard size (L): PDV-64*/94*/124*/
184* 1)
Mini size (S): PDVM-12*/22*/32*/40* 1)
Standard-size (L):
PHDV-64DM*/ 124DM*/ 186DM*/
276DM*
Specifications
Mini-size (S): PHDVM-63DM*
1) The * in each model name is actually “ME”
(indicating that a cassette memory is contained),
“N” (indicating that no cassette memory is
contained) or “MEM” (indicating a master tape).
Cleaning cassette
PDV12CL (standard size), PDVM12CL
(mini size)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Notes
• Always make a test recording, and verify that it was
recorded successfully. SONY WILL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT ON
ACCOUNT OF FAILURE OF THIS UNIT OR ITS
RECORDING MEDIA, EXTERNAL STORAGE
SYSTEMS OR ANY OTHER MEDIA OR
STORAGE SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT
OF ANY TYPE.
• Always verify that the unit is operating properly
before use. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR
REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE
LOSS OF PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS
DUE TO FAILURE OF THIS UNIT, EITHER
DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD OR AFTER
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Glossary
A/B roll editing
An editing method that uses two or
more playback VCRs to create
special effects such as dissolve and
wipe, and uses one record VCR to
record the results of the editing.
Using an editing control unit allows
efficient control of the VCRs and
very precise editing.
AES/EBU
A standard established jointly by the
AES (Audio Engineering Society)
and EBU (European Broadcasting
Union) for serial transmission of
digital audio. Two channels of audio
can be transmitted via a single
connector.
B-Y signal
A chrominance signal determined by
subtracting the Y (luminance) signal
from the B (blue) signal. One of the
component signals.
Condensation
Condensation of moisture on the tape
transport mechanisms of VCRs
including the head drum. If moisture
condenses on the head drum, the tape
adheres to the drum and causes
malfunction.
Down-conversion
The process of converting a highdefinition video signal to a lower
resolution video signal. Together
with the resolution conversion, the
screen format (aspect ratio) is also
converted.
A drive mechanism that moves the
tape at a specified speed. Its rotation
normally synchronizes with a
reference sync signal.
Color signal containing color
information such as hue and
saturation. Also called C signal.
Component signals (YRB)
A video signal consisting of a
luminance signal (Y) and two
chrominance signals (R-Y, B-Y).
Composite video signal
A video signal in which luminance
and chrominance are combined along
with timing reference “sync”
information to make composite
video.
An HDTV analog reference signal
that applies to 59.94/50Hz systems.
A sync signal defined in SMPTE
274M with positive, negative, and
zero values.
Head drum
A metal cylinder to which a video
head is attached. This drum is rotated
at high speeds in synchronization
with the sync signal during recording
and playback.
SMPTE time code runs at 30 frames/
second, while the NTSC color
television system runs at about 29.97
frames/second. Drop-frame mode
adjusts the running of time code to
eliminate the discrepancy between
time code value and actual time by
dropping two frames from the time
code value at the beginning of each
minute except every tenth minute.
Linear editing
Editing while playing back video and
audio signals recorded on video tape.
See also “Non-linear editing.”
Loading
Timecode complying with the EBU
(European Broadcasting Union)
standard.
When being loaded, the tape is pulled
out of the cassette case and threaded
along the specified tape path and
wrapped round the drum to be ready
for recording or playback. Generally,
this is done automatically when you
place the cassette at the cassette
entrance of the VCR. Also called
threading.
Edge cropping
Loop-through connection
Method of down-converting a 16:9
HD signal to 4:3 video by cropping
the side edges.
A connection which allows a signal
input to an input connector to pass
through the unit and exit from an
output connector as input to external
equipment. Also called bridging
connection.
E-E mode
Electric-to-Electric mode. When you
operate a VDR in E-E mode, input
video and/or audio signals pass
through electric circuits only and
then come out from the output
connectors, without passing through
electromagnetic conversion circuits
such as recording heads.
HD-SDI signal
Abbreviation of HD Serial Digital
Interface. A signal in the HDTV
Appendix
Chrominance signal
HD tri-level sync
Drop frame mode
EBU timecode
Capstan
serial interface defined by SMPTE
292M.
Luminance signal
The signal that determines the
brightness of the picture. Also called
Y signal. One of the component
signals.
MPEG-2
Abbreviation of Moving Picture
Experts Group phase 2. A digital
compression standard for video and
audio, principally used for DVD
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video and digital television
transmission, it maintains high image
quality while achieving high
compression ratios, using predictive
techniques for capturing motion.
Television Engineers (SMPTE) for
transmitting control codes and
timecode in the ancillary data space
of digital television signals
Standby on mode
SDSDI signal
Non-drop frame mode
A mode of advancing timecode
which ignores the difference in frame
values between real time and the
timecode. Using this mode produces
a difference of approximately 86
seconds per day between real time
and timecode, which causes
problems when editing programs in
units of seconds using the number of
frames as a reference.
SD Serial Digital Interface. An
interface standardized as SMPTE
259M which enables the
transmission of an uncompressed
digital component stream.
One of two conditions in the stop
mode. The drum is rotating and the
tape is wrapped round the drum. The
VCR is ready for recording or
playback, so a still picture can be
obtained.
Setup (59.94i)
Subcarrier
The difference between the reference
black level and the blanking level of
a composite signal.
A sine wave imposed on the
luminance portion of a video signal
and modulated to carry color
information. Its amplitude represents
color saturation and its phase
represents hue.
Non-linear editing
SMPTE
Editing while playing back video and
audio signals recorded on hard disks.
Video scenes stored on disk can be
cued up quickly, for increased editing
efficiency. See also “Linear editing.”
Abbreviation of Society of Motion
Picture and Television Engineers, a
professional association established
in the USA.
S/N
PCM audio
This is an audio signal represented by
pulse code modulation. The analog
audio signal is first broken down into
a sequence of pulses, and these are
then represented digitally.
Preroll
Appendix
Running of a video tape to a prior to
an edit-start point to enable the tape
to reach a steady speed and to be
synchronized with other video tapes.
R-Y signal
A chrominance signal determined by
subtracting the Y (luminance) signal
from the R (red) signal. One of the
component signals.
Reference video signal
A video signal consisting of a sync
signal or sync and burst signals, used
as a reference.
Signal-to-Noise ratio. The relation of
the strength of the desired signal to
the accompanying electronic
interference, the noise. If S/N is high,
sounds are reproduced with less noise
and pictures are reproduced clearly
without snow.
Search mode
A VCR operating mode used when
searching for specific scenes, by
viewing the video output or timecode
values while playing back the tape at
various speeds in forward or reverse
direction.
Servo lock
Synchronizing the drum rotation
phase and tape transport phase with a
reference signal during playback and
recording so that the video heads scan
the tape in the same pattern during
playback and recording.
Standby Off mode
RP188
Specifications by the American
Society of Motion Picture and
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Glossary
to the video heads and the tape, but
the VCR is not ready for immediate
recording or playback.
One of two conditions in the stop
mode. The drum does not rotate and
tape is slackened. There is no damage
Superimpose
To put a set of characters onto a
picture so that both can be seen at the
same time.
Squeeze
Method of down-converting a 16:9
HD signal to 4:3 video by
compressing the image horizontally.
S-video
A signal format in which Y
(luminance) and C (chrominance)
signals are separated to reduce
interference between them so that
noiseless images are reproduced.
Sync signal
A reference signal consisting of
vertical and horizontal sync signals
used for synchronizing the scanning
patterns of the video camera and the
monitor.
TBC
Abbreviation of Time Base
Corrector. Electronic circuits to
electrically stabilize the playback
signals by removing color variation
and roll in the playback picture
caused by irregularity in drum
rotation and tape movement. Time
base correction reduces deterioration
of picture quality when transmitting
or copying playback signals.
Threading
See “Loading.”
Timecode
A digitally encoded signal which is
recorded with video data to identify
each frame of the video by hour,
minute, second and frame number.
SMPTE time code is applied to
NTSC system, and EBU time code to
PAL and SECAM systems.
Unloading
When the EJECT button is pressed,
the VCR automatically winds the
tape back into the cassette case. Also
called “Unthreading.”
User bit data
A total of 32 bits are provided in the
time code which the user can use to
record such information as date, reel
number, or scene number on video
tape or disc. Also called user’s bits.
VBID (Video Blanking ID)
Appendix
This is a video ID signal, defined in
the EIAJ CPR-1204 standard, which
is inserted into VBS video output to
enable the aspect ratio to be detected.
The ID signal is inserted into line 20,
VBI 283.
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Index
A
AC IN connector 19
Alarm messages 94
Analog
audio inputs 99
audio outputs 100
interfaces 8
video inputs 99
video outputs 99
Analog video/audio signal input
section 20
Analog video/audio signal output
section 21
Arrow buttons 17
ASSIGN button 11, 87
Audio
performance 99
AUDIO (AES/EBU) IN 1/2, 3/4
connectors 22
AUDIO (AES/EBU) OUT 1/2, 3/4
connectors 22
AUDIO IN 1/3, 2/4 connectors 20
Audio input/output level control
section 13
Audio level meters 14
AUDIO OUT 1/3, 2/4 connectors 21
C
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Cassette
compartment 11
inserting and ejecting 38
type 16
usable cassettes 37
CH1 1/2 button 12
CH2 3/4 button 12
Condensation 89
CONTROL-S connector 11
COUNTER SELECT button 11
Cuing up 48
Cut editing system 54
Cyclical playback 45
D
Digital
dubbing 62
interfaces 8
signal inputs 99
signal outputs 99
Digital signal input/output section 22
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Display
full screen display mode 11
small screen display mode 11
status display mode 11
DISPLAY button 11
Dubbing 62
DVCAM format 7
supported playback speed 45
DVCPRO format
supported playback speed 45
E
Editing
connections and settings 53
Editing control unit 59
EJECT button 11
Error messages 96
External monitor 26
to view HD video 26
to view video 26
F
F FWD button 18
Format indicator 17
Front panel 10
H
HD-SDI OUT1, OUT2 connectors 22
HD-SDI output format 15
HDV format 7
supported playback speed 44
Head cleaning 92
HVBK-1505 9
I
i.HDV/DV connector 19
i.LINK 97
i.LINK button 12
Important notes on operation 89
Input signal display 15
Interfaces 8
Internal timecode generator 51
L
LCD monitor 8, 14, 89
full screen display mode 14
small screen display mode 14
status display mode 14
LEVEL knob 11
M
Menu 68
auto mode execution menu 82
BASIC menu 23, 84
changing settings 24, 84
contents 71
ENHANCED menu 23, 86
organization 68
setup menu 71
MENU button 11
Monitor area 17
MONITOR AUDIO connector 19
MONITOR SELECT button 10
MUTING IN SRCH 77
N
Names and functions of parts 10
Nonlinear editing system 53
O
Operation mode 14
Option board 9
Output signal display 16
P
Periodical Maintenance 90
PHONES jack 11
PLAY button 18
Playback 39, 43
cuing up 48
cyclical 45
operations 43
settings 43
variable speed 44
Playback audio mode 16
Points A and B 45
POWER switch 10
Processor adjustment range 99
R
Rear Panel 19
REC button 18
REC/PB LEVEL control knobs 13
Recorder 61
Recording 39
carrying out 41
settings 39
Recording formats and input/output
signals 32
E-E mode 32
playback 35
recording 34
Recording/playback tape format
indicator 15
REF. VIDEO IN (SD/HD) connector
19
Remote
control 8, 44
control connectors 100
control switch 17
REMOTE connector 19
Remote control switch/indicator
section 17
REPEAT indicator 15
Repeat playback 45
RESET (NO) button 11
REW button 18
Video
performance 98
process control 9
VIDEO button 12
VIDEO IN connectors 20
VIDEO OUT connectors 21
Video/audio input selection section 12
VITC
indicator 15
S
SDI IN connector 22
SDI OUT1, OUT2 connectors 22
Servo lock indicator 18
SET (YES) button 11
Setup menu 23
Specifications 98
STOP button 18
Superimposed text 27
Superimposed text information display
17
Supplementary status information 28
System frequency 23
setting 23
T
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Tape transport control section 18
TC (timecode) PRESET button 11
TC IN connector 22
TC insert 62, 66
TC OUT connector 22
Time data 49
display 30
Time data type indicator 15
Timecode
display 30
input 99
output 52, 100
recording/settings 49
Timecode input/output section 22
Timecounter display 16
Troubleshooting 93
U
User bit data
recording/settings 49
V
VARIABLE switch 13
Index
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