Panasonic AG-DV1000P VCR User Manual

Panasonic AG-DV1000P VCR User Manual
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IMPORTANT
“Unauthorized recording of copyrighted televi-
sion programs, films, video tapes and other
materials may infringe the right of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.”
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER {OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the products
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the pre-
sence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard and
annoying interference, use the recommended
accessories only.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard,
do not expose this equipment to rain or
moisture.
FCC Note: This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. To assure continued compliance follow
the attached installation instructions and do not
make any unauthorized modifications. FCC’s limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when operated in a
residential enviroment. If this device does cause
interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the device off and on,
use this device in another location and/or utilize an
electrical outlet different from that used by the
receiver. If necessary, consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, refer
change of switch setting inside the unit to qualified
service personnel.
Lithium Battery
Replace battery with part No. VL2330/1HF only.
Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or
explosion,
Caution—Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
[1 is the safety information.
Contents
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Regular Maintenance Service
Recommendation: + + += == eee 4
Parts And Their Functions - - - «== = «= = 5
Menu Screens +: == ee ee 8
Date and Time Settings - - - - «re. 10
Time Mode Selection - + - - === > > 12
Recording Procedure - - + + + res 13
Tips For Better Recording - + + - - - - ++ 4500 « 13
* Recording Mode Lock: - += === = 13
* Recording Check + + 110580 Ne 13
* Restoration-of-Power-After-Failure
Recording + - - + + «+ voc vee S 13
Timer Recording + - = = + + + = = «vv ene ee a 14
o Internal Timer Recording - « + + + + - + ++ == 14
Daily Recording (Daily Timer)/
Weekly Recording (Weekly Timer) - - - - - + + + + + 15
* External Timer Recording - - - - - + - - - - - « 16
Auto Repeat Recording/Auto Rewinding: - - - - - - 16
Alarm Recording (Emergency Recording) - - - - - - 17
* Alarm Recall + + -- - -- es 18
Playback Procedure + ++ ts 19
Routine & Regular Inspection Request: - - - - - « - 20
Interface RS-232C - - - + +34 6844845550 21
Troubleshooting + - + + + + + + +145 0154400 26
Specifications: + = + - === eee 28
8 Do not insert fingers or any objects into the video casette
holder,
B Avoid operating or leaving the unit near strong magnetic
fields. Be especially careful of large audio speakers.
B Avoid operating or storing the unit in an excessively hot,
cold, or damp environment as this may result in damage
both to the recorder and to the tape.
Do not spray any cleaner or wax directly on the unit.
If the unit is not going to be used for a length of time,
protect it from dirt and dust.
Do not leave a cassette in the recorder when not in use.
Do not block the ventilation slots of the unit.
E Use this unit horizontally and do not place anything on
the top panel.
E Cassette tape can be used only for one-side, one
direction recording. Two-way or two-track recordings
cannot be made.
H Cassette tape can be used for either Color or Black &
White recording.
E Do not attempt to disassemble the recorder.
There are no user serviceable parts inside.
E If any liquid spills inside the recorder, have the recorder
examined for possible damage.
@ Refer any needed servicing to authorized service
personnel.
Features
Recording and playback up to 168-hour time modes
In addition to the 2-hour/6-hour time modes, recording
and playback can be performed in the time lapse modes
(L12-, L24-, 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, 120- and 168-hour
modes).
Full line-up of recording functions
Included in the wide range of recording functions are
restoration-of-power-after-failure recording, recording
every day and by the days of the week using the internal
timer, external timer recording, alarm recording, emer-
gency recording and repeat recording.
Playback functions
Among the convenient playback functions are the re-
cording review function for immediate viewing of recorded
material, the handy search function for locating images
promptly, and the forward/reverse field advance and still-
picture functions for careful viewing of particular scenes.
Auto tracking function
The tracking can be automatically adjusted by pressing
the “— and + tracking buttons together.
Built-in time/date generator
This unit comes with a bullt-in microprocessor with a
calendar function for displaying the time on the display
or TV monitor and for controlling the time of the internal
timer.
Recording lock function
A double recording mode lock function is provided for
safeguarding against operational errors during recording.
Connection to frame switcher
Easy connection to a frame switcher is possible once
the unit has been connected to the video input and
camera SW connectors.
* Do not supply signals from color cameras and black-
and-white cameras simultaneously to the camera
input conectors since this may disturb the synchroni-
zation on the monitor screen or generate noise.
Hour meter
The unit contains an hour meter which provides useful
information for maintenance and inspections.
Remote control
The unit can be operated from a distance of about 5
meters if the AG-A11 remote controller, available as an
optional accessory, is connected.
RS-232C connector
This enables the basic functions of the VTR to be
operated using a personal computer, etc.
Regular Maintenance Service Recommendation
Although this unit is designed to withstand long-term use, the items listed below should be inspected regularly so
that the unit is kept in perfect working order. Use the hour meter to know when to conduct the inspections.
The VTR is a piece of precision-made equipment and, as such, it is recommended that the user enter into a
maintenance and inspection agreement to keep the unit operating free of trouble or failures. For further details,
please consult with your dealer.
‘Cumulative operation time
(hours) 500 | 1000 | 2000 | 3000 | 4000 | 5000 | 6000 | 7000 | 8000 | 9000 | 10000
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© Service life inspection
Cleaning
(L12-/L24-/24-hour mode use)
The above table merely serves to lay down general guidelines for the inspection of typical parts involved in regular
inspections. The timing of the inspections needs to be adjusted according to the VTR's operating environment.
Parts And Their Functions
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O Power switch
The power is turned on when this switch is pressed.
When the switch is pressed again, the power is
turned off.
STOP button
When this is pressed, the tape stops traveling.
PAUSE/STILL button
When this is pressed during recording, the tape
temporarily stops traveling.
When pressed during playback, the tape temporarily
stops traveling, and a still picture appears on the TV
monitor. When pressed again, the tape travel
resumes.
PLAY (page) button
Playback starts when this button is pressed. The
pages on the menu screen are advanced when the
button is pressed while a menu screen is displayed.
Cassette holder
This is the loading slot for the video cassette.
Tracking (-, +) buttons/V-LOCK buttons
These buttons are used to adjust the tracking or to
compensate the vertical dancing during still picture.
If noise appears on the playback picture, press the
buttons to adjust the tracking is such a way that the
picture is made as clear as possible. When both
buttons are pressed together, the tracking is
adjusted automatically.
If the image shakes slightly in the vertical direction
during still picture, press the V-LOCK buttons to
reduce the dancing.
SUMMER TIME button
This is used to switch between the present time
and summer (daylight saving) time.
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© ALARM display lamp
This remains lighted while alarm recording is in
progress. It flashes when alarm recording ends.
O MENU/REC LOCK switch
When this switch is set to REC LOCK, the time
mode and operation buttons as well as the power
switch cannot be operated while recording is in
progress.
When it is set to MENU, the menu screen appears.
(O TIMER MODE (REC MODE) switch
This is the operation switch for internal timer
recording or external timer recording. The displays
shown below light on the display panel.
INT TIMER: At the times set by the internal timer,
the power is automatically turned on
or off and recording starts or stops.
OFF: When timer recording is not perform-
ed.
EXT TIMER: When the external power is turned
on, recording starts automatically.
OD REW (shift) button
When this button is pressed, the tape is rewound.
When it is kept depressed during playback, the
review mode is established.
When it is pressed once during playback in the
alarm search mode, the unit is placed in the review
mode.
When it is pressed while a menu screen is dis-
played, the setting items move downward.
@ FF (shift) button
When this is pressed, the tape is fast forwarded.
When it is kept depressed during playback, the unit
is placed in the cue mode.
When it is pressed once during playback in the
alarm search mode, the unit is placed in the cue
mode.
When it is pressed while a menu screen is dis-
played, the setting items move toward the right.
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Cassete insertion display
Tape remaining
display
® Field REV ADV (set) button
When this is kept depressed during still-picture
playback, the picture is advanced field by field in
the reverse direction. When it is released, the still
picture reappears. When a menu screen is
displayed, it is used to change an item (decrement
a value).
Field FWD ADV (set) button
When this is kept depressed during still-picture
playback, the picture is advanced field by field in
the forward direction. When it is released, the still
picture reappears. When a menu screen is
displayed, it is used to change an item (increment
a vaiue).
® Display panel
Recording display
Internal timer recording mode display
External timer recording mode display
Auto repeat recording display
Recording lock display
VTR operation
mode display Alarm recording
mode display
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Recording tape
end display Date setting display
Tape counter mode display
Alarm search mode display
Memory stop mode display
* Operation mode displays
Operation mode Display
Playback IP or №
Recording Pp Rec lamp lights.
Still picture T
Recording pause
NB Rec tamp lights.
Recording check
B Rec lamp lights.
Fast forwarding > >
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Cue >)
Review <<
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Reverse field advance
* Error messages
An error code appears when trouble has
occurred during operation.
E-2: Trouble in video cassette insertion area
E-3: Trouble in video cassette tape loading area
E-4: Trouble in cylinder area
E-5: Trouble in tape transport area
d: Formation of condensation (dew)
O TIME MODE button
This is used to select the recording and playback
time mode. Each time this is pressed, the time
mode changes in the following sequence:
I 168H + 2H «+ 6H «> L12H <> L24H
120H — 96H — 72H — 48H — 24H
COUNTER/SEARCH selector button
When this button is pressed, the display on the
display panel changes to time, counter, counter
memory, alarm search and number of repeat
recording times. The M mark appears on the
display panel in the counter memory mode. When
the tape is fast forwarded or rewound in this mode,
the counter will automatically stop when 0:00:00 is
approached. The AS mark appears on the display
panel in the alarm search mode. When the tape is
fast forwarded or rewound in this mode, the unit is
automatically set to still-picture playback at the
alarm recording section.
“* PAS" is displayed during repeat recording.
"——PAS” appears at all other times.
(where “**” denotes the number of repeat times)
+ “M” or “AS” will not operate when the button is
pressed while fast forwarding or rewinding is in
progress.
RESET button
When this button is pressed, the counter display is
reset to 0:00:00.
EJECT button
This is used to eject the video cassette.
REC REVIEW button
When the button is pressed during recording, the
tape runs temporarily in
the reverse direction, and after the recorded
section has been played back, the unit is returned
to the recording mode.
REC button
Recording starts when this button is pressed.
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AC IN connector
Connect the supplied power cord to an AC outlet.
Battery installation area
Install the battery in this area. See “Lithium Battery”
on page 2.
Audio input/output connectors
Audio input/output connectors (phono jacks)
Video input/output connectors
Video input/output connectors (BNC); connect the
input connector to the video camera, etc. and the
output connector to the TV monitor, etc.
RS-232C connector
This enables the basic functions of the VIR to be
operated using a personal computer, etc.
MIC input jack
Input jack (mini-jack) for an external microphone.
This jack has precedence when signals are
supplied simultaneously to this jack and the audio
input connectors.
REMOTE control connector
For connecting the AG-A11 remote controller which
is available as an optional accessory.
Camera switching output connector
Camera switching output connector; connect it to
the frame switcher.
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Alarm input connector
Alarm recording input connector; connect it to the
external sensor.
COMMON terminal
Alarm reset input connector
Input connector for releasing alarm recording; a +4
to +14V DC voltage is required.
REC INPUT connector
When signals are input to this connector, the
following operations are performed depending on
the setting of SW6 in Fig. 1 (see page 21).
SW6 OFF: When signals are supplied to the REC
IN connector, the power is automatically
turned on, and recording is performed.
When the signals are no tonger sup-
plied, the power is automatically turned
off.
When signals are supplied to the REC
IN connector, turning on the power
causes recording to be performed.
ON:
Tape end output connector
When the cassette tape comes to its end during
recording, the alarm deviceinstalled externally is
activated.
WARNING/REC output connector
When trouble has occurred in the unit, the alarm
device installed externally is activated.
Menu Screens
One of the menu screens appears on the TV monitor when the MENU/REC LOCK switch is set to MENU. The
display returns to the regular screen when this switch is set to OFF.
* When a menu screen has appeared, the items are set using the page, shift and set buttons.
* Advance through the pages ( page up ) of the menu screen using the page button.
* Move the items (downward or toward the right) using the shift button.
* Change the items (increment or decrement the values) using the set button.
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TAPE END OFF .
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SAT OPT The menu screens are not displayed while the unit is
DLY OFF playing back a tape.
MENU SCREEN 1
In addition to the date and time display and the recording mode lock setting which appear on the TV monitor,
the hour meter is displayed on Menu Screen 1.
O Recording mode lock
ON: LOCK on the front display tube lights up, and
all operations except for REC REVIEW are pro-
hibited while recording is in progress.
© Date setting (see page 10)
O Time setting (see page 10)
O Hour meter (see page 20)
This indicates the units total operation time (the
cumulative total for the cylinder rotation time).
MENU SCREEN 2
The time/date display position, monitor screen blue display and buzzer settings are performed on Menu Screen 2.
© Display position selection TAPE REMAIN: The buzzer sounds when there is
This selects the position where the date and time
are to be displayed on the TV monitor.
(L-UPPER — R-UPPER 5 L-BOTTOM >
R-BOTTOM > CENTER — OFF)
Blue dispiay
This sets a blue display on the monitor screen at all
times except while recording or playback is in
progress.
BLUE: The display on the monitor screen is blue at
all times except while recording or playback is in
progress.
CAMERA: The pictures from the video input
connector are shown on the monitor screen at all
times except while play-back is in progress.
Setting of the buzzer sound
ALARM: The buzzer sounds once alarm recording is
performed.
TAPE END: When the tape end is reached in the
recording mode, the buzzer sounds while the tape is о
at the end.
only about 3% (with an NV-T120 tape) of the tape
remaining before the end is reached in the recording
mode.
ERR WARN: The buzzer sounds when the unti is set
to the warning status.
To release the buzzer:
ALARM: Release alarm recording.
TAPE END: Transfer the mode from the tape end or
press the STOP button.
TAPE REMAIN: Transfer the mode (but not to
PAUSE or REC REVIEW) from the recording mode
or press the REC button.
ERR WARN: Release the warning status.
When TAPE END and TAPE REMAIN have been
set to ON, END and REMAIN flash on the display
tube at the same time as the buzzer sounds.
They cease flashing when the buzzer is released.
MENU SCREEN 3
The alarm recording mode is set on Menu Screen 3.
© setting of alarm recording and recording time © Alarm recall (see page 18)
mode during alarm recording (see page 17)
When there is an alarm input during recording in
the time lapse mode, the recording time mode is
switched to the designated mode (2H/6H), and the
details of the alarm status are faithfully recorded.
Alarm recording duration setting
This sets the time allowed to elapse from the start
of alarm recording until its end. This time can be
set individually from 30 sec. to 10 min.
(30 SEC — 1.0 MIN — 2.0 MIN — 3.0 MIN > 5.0
MIN — 10 MIN > CONTINUE — MANUAL)
CONTINUE: Alarm recording continues until the
tape end.
MANUAL: Alarm recording is performed while the
alarm input continues.
This checks the time when an alarm signal was
input (up to 4 times).
@ Terminal connector output signal setting
ERR WARN: When trouble has occurred in the unit
(AUTO OFF)
The LOW signal is output.
REC: When trouble has occurred in the unit during
recording
The LOW signal is output.
MENU SCREEN 4
The position of the display on the TV monitor and VTR modes are selected on Menu Screen 4.
© Recording time mode selection © Selection of operation when tape end is
When recording starts, the set time mode is always
established.
OFF: The time mode can be set as desired using
the time mode button on the VTR's sub panel. The
mode can be changed even during recording.
2H: 2-hour mode (compatible with the standard
mode of ordinary VTR’s).
6H: 6-hour mode (compatible with the standard
mode of ordinary VTR'S).
L12H/L24H/48H/72H/96H/120H/168H: L12-/L24-
hour mode (linear slow recording)
24-/48-/96-/120-/168-hour mode (time lapse record-
ing)
Selection of VTR operation when cassette is
inserted
STOP: Stop mode
REC: Simply by inserting the cassette tape,
recording is started automatically.
REW Pp REC: When the cassette is inserted, it is
first rewound to the start of the tape and then
recording is started automatically.
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detected during recording (see page 16)
STOP: Stop mode
REW: The tape is automatically rewound to the
start where it stops.
REPEAT: The tape is automatically rewound to the
start, and recording is repeated.
EJECT: The tape is ejected.
Video signal mode
This selects the operation of the color/black-and-
— white automatic selector circuit.
AUTO: The circuit automatically identifies the type
of video input or playback signals, and selects the
color or black-and-white mode accordingly.
COLOR: The color mode is forcibly established.
B_W: The black-and-white mode is forcibly es-
tablished.
Notes:
* When color signals were recorded in the forced
black-and-white mode, use the same mode when
these signals are to be played back.
* When playing back a tape with consumer VTR,
use color signals as the recording signals, and
use “AUTO” or "COLOR” as the video modes.
Playback picture detait selection
The playback picutres can be given a softer look.
OFF: The playback pictures appear softer.
ON: Regular mode
MENU SCREEN 5
The internal timer recording modes are set on Menu Screen 5.
@ Internal timer recording mode setting (see page Note:
14) Internal timer recording does not operate when the
This sets the weekly timer or daily timer recording date and time have not been set.
mode. (OFF/ON)
OFF: Internal timer recording is not set.
ON: Internal timer recording is set. 9
Date and Time Settings
This unit comes with a time/date generator which enables the date and time to be superimposed on the recording.
When the power is switched on, the date, time of the day and time mode are displayed (in the case of a regular
screen).
TV monitor
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© Date:
The date appears as day/month/year.
Time mode:
This is set by pressing the TIME MODE button. lt
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The 24-hour system is used.
© Alarm display:
This appears during alarm recording.
Example: Setting the date and time to Tuesday, March 3, 1998 at 3:25.
The time mode is set to 24 hours.
O Set the MENU/REC LOCK switch to MENU. Menu © When the shift ( [> ) button is pressed, the month
Screen 1 appears, and the year digits flagh. digits flash.
Monitor display Display area ross the SET (+, —) buttons to set the month to
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O Press the SET (+, -) buttons to set the year to “98”. O When the shift { > ) button is pressed, the day
digits flash. Press the SET (+, —) buttons to set the
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O When the shift ( Y ) button is pressed, the hour O When the MENU/REC LOCK switch is set to OFF,
digits flash. Press the SET (+, —) buttons to set the the clock automatically starts running from time
hour to “3”. and date set.
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For the seconds, “00” is set. Even when the switch
is set to MENU, the time will keep advancing if it
O When the shift ( > ) button is pressed, minute di- has not been changed.
gits flash. Press the SET (+, —) buttons to set the
minutes to “25”.
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* Toclear the date and time display, set POSITION under (DISPLAY) on Menu Screen 2 to OFF.
* Even if the power should fail for a period of up to one week, the date, time and time mode display (internal
timer setting alarm recall) data are stored in the memory (but only if power has been supplied continuously to
the unit for 3 or more days). When the unit has just been purchased or when it has not been used for along
time, the data is not stored in the memory and the display shown below appears.
(TIME ADJUST) Pl
All the internal timer settings are set to OFF,
1-01-96 MON and the alarm recall display is cleared.
0:00:00
* For the date setting, the unit automatically adjusts for leap years.
* Due to temperature fluctuations and other factors, the clock time may run fast or slow with a monthiy error of
up to +60 seconds. This is not indicative of malfunctioning. Reset the time at regular intervals.
Summer time setting
When the SUMMER TIME button is pressed with a small screwdriver, the time is automatically advanced by one
hour, and at the same time “SUM” appears on the display. When the button is pressed again, the time returns
to its original setting, and at the same time “SUM” disappears from the display.
* The foliowing phenomenon occurs when the date and time are set with the summer time setting.
<Example> 12 - 31 - 1998 (THU) 23:22:00
When the “hour” has been changed, be absolutely sure to check that the date is correct.
“Hour” setting Date Example
23 — 0 Moved up by 1 day 1-1-1999 (FRI) 0:22:00
0-1 Moved down by 1 day 12 - 31 - 1998 (THU) 1: 22:00
1-0 Moved up by 1 day 1 - 1 - 1999 (РА!) 0:22:00
0 — 23 Moved down by 1 day 12 - 31 - 1998 (THU) 23:22:00
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Refer to the table given below to select the mode that suits the intended purpose of use.
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L12H 12 9 6 0.12 Possible 0.12 50
L24H 24 18 12 0.22 Possible 0.22 50
24H 24 18 12 0.22 Not Possible 0.22 50
48H 48 36 24 0.42 Not Possible 0.42 25
72H 72 54 36 0.62 Not Possible 0.62 - 20
96H 96 72 48 0.82 Not Possible 0.82 20
120H 120 90 60 1.02 Not Possible 1.02 15
168H 168 126 84 1.42 Not Possible 1.42 10
Notes on operation
This unit is designed with the NV-T120 cassette tape as a reference.
Depending on the type of video cassette used, the recordable time will differ.
The actual recording enable time will be slightly longer than the “Recording enable time” given in the above
table although this will depend on the tape used.
For instance, it is possible to record for about 26 hours using a 120- minute tape in the 24H mode.
The L12-hour to 168-hour modes are time lapse modes. Pictures are recorded with frames skipped to enable
lengthy recording and playback.
A tape recorded in a time lapse (L12-hour to 168-hour) mode can be played back in quick motion in the 2-hour
mode.
A tape recorded in the 2-hour mode can be played back in slow motion using the time lapse (L12-hour to 168-
hour) mode.
A tape recorded in the 6-hour (or 2-hour) mode cannot be played back in the 2-hour (or 6-hour) mode.
When a tape recorded on the 6-hour mode is played back in another mode, color program is played back in
black and white, but this is not a malfunction.
Selecting the cassette tape
The unit is designed as a product required to exhibit high reliability in surveillance, security, monitoring, etc. in
order to maintain its recording reliability, it is recommended that the Panasonic video tapes listed below be used.
« NV-T120
» NV-T90
« NV-T60
<VHS tapes>
« Avoid using 160-minute tapes with this unit.
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Recording Procedure
Switch on the power to the connected equipment. © Set the timer recording, auto repeat recording, alarm
recording, restoration-of-power-after-failure record-
Adjust so that the images of the video cameras ing or other recording function.
appear properly on the TV monitor.
O Select the time mode for the recording.
Check that the date and time displayed on the TV
monitor have been adjusted properly. O Press the REC button.
Insert a cassette tape into the unit after checking
that the tab on the cassette is intact.
Notes on operation
If the PAUSE/STILL button is pressed during recording, the unit is set to the pause mode, and after about 5
minutes in this mode it is transferred to the stop mode.
Neat frame-to-frame continuity is not achieved if the recording mode is set again after the PAUSE/STILL button
is pressed during recording.
When the MENU/REC LOCK switch has been set to OFF, other operations can be performed during recording.
When restoration-of-power-after-failure recording is performed,recording can be continued in the same time mode
even if the power should fail provided that the power is restored within about one week. (This applies only if
the power has been supplied continuously for 3 or more days.)
When performing auto repeat recording or timer recording, do not neglect to conduct the routine inspections.
When recording images from a black-and-white camera, set the video signal mode on Menu Screen 4 to B_W.
Remove the cassette tape if the unit is to be left standing for a prolonged period of time.
When the power supply is interrupted during recording (with the power switch still ON), a non-recorded portion
will be made in the beginning of the tape travel, or the tape will be over-recorded at its ending section. But
this is not a malfunction.
Tips For Better Recording
In
order to ensure greater reliability in monitoring, surveillance and other continuous operations lasting many hours,
this unit comes with some safety functions for recording. Read the following descriptions of these functions before
proceeding to operate the unit.
Recording mode lock Restoration-of-power-after-failure
Th
the recording mode during recording by disabling the
operations of the power switch as well as the TIME
MODE and operation buttons.
ere are two ways, as described below, to maintain recording
When a power failure has occurred during recording,
the unit automatically starts recording if the power is
restored within approximately one week.
; * When the power fails, the tape “losing” safety pro-
@ Set the MENU/REC LOCK switch to REC LOCK. tection function is activated to protect the video heads
@ set REC LOCK on Menu Screen 1 to ON. (See and video tape.
Note) Before power is restored | After power is restored
The following switch and connectors are operational even * Stop, play, fast forward Stop mode is established.
if the unit is set to REC LOCK. » Recordín Recording mode is
» Alarm input connector, alarm reset connector ecording established.
* REC REVIEW * Auto rewind Unit is returned to the mode
, * Auto rewind during auto applying before the power
Recording check repeat recording failed.
When the REC REVIEW button is pressed during
recording, the tape runs temporarily in the reverse Note:
direction, and the recorded section is played back. This Once the recording mode is established, recording
function can be used to check the daily operation of the cannot be released until REC LOCK on Menu Screen 1
equipment in the system. is set OFF.
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Timer Recording
There are two methods of timer recording: one uses the internal timer and the other uses an external timer.
Internal timer recording
Start time and stop time
Bear in mind the following points when setting these
times.
+ When the stop time is set later than the start time:
Recording will commence at the start time on the
day concerned and stop at the end time on the same
day.
Example: 8:30 <17:00 _
» When the start time is set later than the stop
time or the start time and stop time for weekly
recording (weekly timer) are the same:
Recording starts at the start time on the day
concerned and ends at the stop time on the follow-
ing day.
Example: 17:00 <8:30
- When the start time and stop time are the same
(for weekly recording):
Recording starts at 8:30 on the day concerned and
ends at 8:30 on the following day.
Example: 8:30 = 8:30
To record for an entire day, set the start time and
stop time to 00:00.
Notes:
* Weekly recording (weekly timer)
day of the week.
* When (INTERNAL TIMER REC) on Menu Screen 5
is set to OFF for both the weekly timer and daily
recording (daily timer), nothing appears for the start
or stop time. Timer recording is considered not to
be set.
can be set by the
Internal timer recording operation
o Check that a video cassette with its tab intact has
been inserted.
@ Check that the TV monitor shows the correct
present time.
© Set the MENU/REC LOCK switch to MENU to
display the menu screens. Press the page button so
that the INTERNAL TIMER REC timer setting
screen appears on the TV monitor.
(INTERNAL TIMER REC)
(TIMER) START END
SUN OFF
MON OFF
TUE OFF
WED OFF
THU OFF
FRI OFF
SAT OFF
DLY OFF
P5
T-M
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VTR operations after the settings
* The units power is turned off, and even if other
buttons are pressed, their operations are not
accepted.
* When the start time and stop time have not been
set, INT flashes on the display.
« Alarm recording is performed in the event of an
alarm input even when the unit is in the timer
recording standby mode. When alarm recording is
completed, the power is switched off and the unit is
set to the timer recording standby mode.
* Even when the power should fail, the start and stop
times set for timer recording are stored in the
memory provided that the power is restored within a
week or so (but only if power has been supplied
continuously to the unit for 3 or more days).
When the unit has just been purchased or when it
has not been used for a long time, the start and stop
times are not stored in the memory.
Releasing the internal timer mode
Set the TIMER MODE (REC MODE) switch to OFF to
clear INT on the display. ;
Note:
* Since it takes some moments for recording to start,
set the start time for timer recording one minute
earlier.
O Set the operation times of the internal timer.
* For details on the settings, refer to the sections
on “Daily timer” or “Weekly timer.” (See page
15.)
O Upon completion of the settings, set the MENU/
REC LOCK switch to OFF, The regular screen is
restored.
O Set the TIMER MODE (REC MODE) switch to INT
TIMER so that INT lights on the display.
When a cassette has not been inserted, the timer
has not been set or a cassette with a broken out
tab has been inserted, INT on the display flashes.
When the recording time arrives, nothing will be
recorded.
Daily Recording (Daily Timer)/Weekly Recording (Weekly Timer)
Example: When recording from 8:30 to 12:00 from
Sunday through Thursday and from 9:00 to 12:00 on
Fridays and Saturdays
O Check that OFF or ON for Sunday (SUN) is O when the shift { [> ) button is pressed, the “hour”
flashing. If the setting is OFF, press the set (+, —) digits flash.
buttons to display ON. SUN ON 8:30 “4500
{ INTERNAL TIMER REC) P5 . “
(TIMER)START END T-M O Press the set (+, —) buttons to display “12.
SUN ON SUN ON 8:30 12:00
MON OFF a
© when the shift ( > ) button is pressed, the
O when the shift ( > } button is pressed, the setting “minutes” digits flash.
moves to the start time and the “hour” digits flash. SUN ON 8:30 12:36
SUN ON 000 0:00
© Press the set (+, =) buttons to display "00."
© Press the set (+, —) buttons to display “8.” Press the shift { [> ) button and set the recording
| time mode. |
SUN ON 28:00 0:00 When the shift ( V ) button is pressed, the MON is
flashing.
O When the shift (D> ) button is pressed, the
“minutes” digits flash. SUN ON 8:30 12:36
SUN ON 8:06 0:00 @ Following the same procedure in steps 1 to 9,
display the start time of “8:30” and stop time of
O Press the set (+, —) buttons to display “30.” “12:00” from Monday (MON) through Thursday
№ (THU). Following the above procedure, set the
SUN ON 8:3€ 0:00 times for Friday (FRI) and Saturday (SAT) as well.
In this way, the timer operation times have been
set for each day of the week.
The settings for daily recording (daily timer) are
also performed following the same steps 1 to 9.
* When daily recording and recording by day of the week are to be conducted together, the timer recording
operations will be as shown below when the time settings are as follows.
* The setting shown on the screen at the left translates into the weekly and daily timer recording combinations
shown below which, in turn, means that the actual recording time on the tape is shown at the bottom.
(INTERNAL TIMER REC) PS | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday |
(TIMER)START END T-M | | | | | | |
SUN ON 8:00 8:00 120 f 1 Î
0 Weekly oo sd | о :00 23:00
MON ON 12:00 14:00 120 Timer| & 0g 11a: 14: : 12:00
TUE OFF ,
WED OFF Daily Пой По 40
THU ON 14:00 23:00 120 Timer| 8:00 18:00 800 | Là oa E |
+ I i I ! i I I 1 Po
FRI OFF
SAT ON 12:00 8:00 120 Actual | UT | a | I | Г.
: 14: 18: : 18: : : : : : :
DLY ON 18:00 8:00 120 Recording 00 Ja00 8:00 8:00 18:00 8:00 14:00 8:00 18:00 8:0012:00
« The day of the week time settings are displayed, enabling the settings to be checked for each day of the week.
* When more than one mode has been used to set the recording time, the weekly timer recording mode takes
precedence over the daily timer recording mode.
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External Timer Recording
The unit can be made to record using an external timer to turn on its power.
—
Power Cord
|| fl a a '
AG-TL500 ET К O CF
- J]
> To AC IN
(Audio timer available from dealer)
Timer
External timer recording operations
O Check that a video cassette with its tab intact has © When setting the EXT TIMER, ensure that the VTR
been inserted. is in waiting the TIME MODE showing in the
| display.
O Set the TIMER MODE (REC MODE) switch to EXT
TIMER so that EXT lights on the display. At the set
time, power is supplied from the external timer and
the unitis set to the recording made.
* If the video cassette tape has not been inserted or if its accidental erasure prevention tab has been broken,
EXT will flash on the display, and external timer recording cannot be conducted.
* Since it takes some moments for recording to start, set the start time for timer recording one minute earlier.
Auto Repeat Recording/Auto Rewinding
Auto repeat recording: This function automatically rewinds the cassette tape when its end is detected in the
recording mode, and it repeats recording from the start of the tape.
Auto rewinding: This function automatically rewinds the tape to the start when the tape end is detected in the
recording mode.
O Check that a video cassette with its tab intact has O Press the shift ( V ) button to move the flashing to
been inserted. TAPE END. Press the set (+ or =) button to display
REPEAT for auto repeat recording or REW for auto
O Set the MENU/REC LOCK switch to MENU to rewinding.
display the menu screens. Press the page button TAPE END REPEAT
to display Menu Screen 4 on the TV monitor.
O “CC” lights on the display.
(REC MODE) pa » If auto rewinding has been selected, “CD” is
REC T-MODE OFF Cleared.
TAPE IN STOP
TAPE END STOP © Upon completion of the settings, set the MENU/
(VIDEO MODE) REC LOCK switch to OFF. The regular screen is
MODE AUTO restored.
DETAIL ON
Notes of operation
* When auto repeat recording is to be performed, do not neglect the routine inspections. Since the image
deteriorates when the same tape is used over and over again for auto repeat recording, replace the tape with a
new one. For the general guideline as to when the tape should be replaced, refer to page 12.
* Alarm signals are not accepted during auto rewinding, and so alarm recording is not performed.
* If an alarm signal is supplied during auto repeat recording, the alarm recording mode is established. If the tape
then reaches its end, auto repeat recording is performed but alarm recording is released.
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Alarm Recording (Emergency Recording)
When an emergency occurs at the monitoring site during prolonged monitoring and recording, the alarm function
is automatically triggered, and alarm recording is performed.
Principle of alarm recording Connecting the alarm input
Alarm input АНалт reset input connector
Tape start Y 4 Tape end N
| Recording Alarm recording] Recording Alarm switch
| „| he > Ц UT
| Time lapse mode * Alarm mode Time lapse mode | | | | | 1 abo © I |
(2H/6H) LS Le 33
И = a
* When an alarm signal is supplied by an alarm sensor
(door or intercom switch, etc.) during recording in a DOUE pos à
time lapse mode, the recording speed is switched to
the 2- or 6-hour mode and the details of the state of
emergency are faithfully recorded. Alarm switch |
| f
Alarm and display methods during Alarm reset switch
alarm recording a av
ALARM display lam
pay EP * Alarm recording starts when the alarm switch is set
on. When the alarm reset switch is set ON after re-
i L о cording has started, alarm recording is released and
| е пе operation is returned to the original time lapse re-
оо © | cording mode.
0 9
= 7 * Alarm recording can be released by pressing the
STOP button during alarm recording.
* When an alarm signal is supplied, the alarm display However, it cannot be released even by pressing the
lamp functions as follows. STOP button if the MENU/REC LOCK switch is at
REC LOCK or INT is lighted on the display.
Alarm On Flashing Off * Alarm recording can be automatically reset without
lamp ” ” supplying the alarm reset input signal.
| | | The reset time can be set for 30 sec, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0,
o 5.0 or 10 minutes.
Alarm input Alarm reset Power switch is
input pressed.
< Another option is alarm recording only while the alarm
input signal is supplied.
Alarm recording is also possible as far as the end
of the tape.
Display
switch to
“2H” or “6H.”
11-17-98 2H —
10:14:30 A — 1]
“A” display
TV monitor appears
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Alarm recording operation
o Check that a video cassette with its tab intact has
been inserted.
O Set the MENU/REC LOCK switch to MENU to
display the menu screens. Press the page button
to display the alarm recording setting screen
(Menu Screen 3) on the TV monitor.
(ALARM) РЗ
MODE OFF
DURATION 30SEC
(RECALL) -
© Press the set (+ or -) button to display 2H or 6H for
MODE.
MODE 2H
O Press the shift ( 7) button to move the flashing to
DURATION.
Press the set (+ or —) button to set the recording
duration.
Upon completion of the settings, set the MENU/
REC LOCK switch to OFF. The regular screen is
restored.
Press the REC button.
If an alarm input signal is subsequently supplied,
the time mode set by T-MODE changes to 2H or
6H, and alarm recording continues until the alarm
is released.
* | TAPE END on Menu Screen 4 has been set to REPEAT, the auto repeat recording mode is established when
the tape comes to the end.
* With emergency recording, set the unit to the POWER OFF or STOP mode.
Alarm Recall
The time when the alarm signal was input can be ascertained on the TV monitor by checking the alarm input
time in the RECALL item on Menu Screen 3.
O Set the MENU/REC LOCK switch to MENU to
display the menu screens. Press the page button
to display the alarm recording setting screen (Menu
Screen 3) on the TV monitor.
(ALARM) РЗ
MODE 2H
DURATION 30SEC
(RECALL) 10-01-97 20:19
09-14-97 12:05
08-30-97 08:40
06-25-97 04:14
@ Upon completion of the settings, set the MENU/
REC LOCK switch to OFF. The regular screen is
restored.
* The alarm recall function stores up to 4 alarm input times in the memory and displays them on the screen. If
there have been more than 4 inputs, they will be deleted from the screen in sequence starting with the oldest
data.
* When the RESET button is pressed while Menu Screen 3 is on the display, the alarm recall memory can be
cleared.
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Playback Procedure
Before operating the unit, check that the internal/external timer recording displays (INT/EXT) have been cleared
from the display. (If INT or EXT is displayed, set the TIMER MODE switch to OFF to clear it.)
O switch on the power to the unit and TV monitor. O Press the PLAY button.
O Insert the recorded cassette tape into the unit.
O Select the time mode.
Notes on operation
1. Bear in mind the following points when playing back parts of a tape recorded in a time lapse mode (L12H — 168H).
* When the tape is played back in the same mode, noise resembling dropouts will appear on the screen: this
is not indicative of malfunctioning.
« The picture may oscillate in the vertical direction: this is not indicative of malfunctioning.
» When a tape is played back in the same time mode, the picture may shake slightly sideways: this is not
indicative of malfunctioning.
+ Turn Quasi-V insertion ON (E) or OFF ( » ) with the FWD ADV button. Dancing can be minimized when a
tape is played back in a time lapse (exept 2- or 6-hour} or linear slow mode.
2. Bear in mind the following points when playing back parts of a tape recorded in a VHS mode (2 or 6 hours).
* When a tape is played back in a time lapse mode, slight noise may appear at the top and bottom of the
screen: this is not indicative of malfunctioning.
* When the tape is played back in the time lapse mode (L12H — 168H) mode, the picture may oscillate in the
vertical direction: this is not indicative of malfunction.
* When a tape recorded on the 6-hour mode is played back in another mode, color program is played back in
black and white, but this is not a malfunction.
3. When noise has occurred during still-picture playback, press the FWD ADV button to play it out.
4. Bear in mind that if the power cable is disconnected and then re-connected or if the power has been restored
after it has failed when the tape was played with EXT indicated on the display by the TIMER MODE switch,
the unit will automatically be set from playback to the recording mode.
5. When the PAUSE/STILL button is pressed during playback, the unit is set to the pause mode, and a still picture
will appear on the monitor screen. To release this state, press the PAUSE/STILL button again or press the
PLAY button. If the unit is kept in the pause mode for more than 5 minutes, it will be set to the stop mode.
6. If the horizontal AFC on the TV monitor is too long or when a video camera with random interlace scanning
has been used, the top area of the TV monitor may be distorted: this is not indicative of malfunctioning.
Tracking Vertical hold adjustment
When noise such as that shown below appears on the If the image shakes slightly in the vertical direction during
playback image in the 2- or 6-hour time mode, press stil-picture playback, press the V-LOCK buttons (—, +) to
the tracking (+ or —) button to minimize the noise. reduce the dancing.
TRACKING/ —— |
—V-LOCK + В
OO | Ш |
* If the TV monitor has a vertical hold control, adjust
+ For the tracking default setting, press the “+” and “-” that control also.
buttons together (in the 2- or 6-hour time mode
only).
* In the time lapse mode (L12H — 168H), press the “+”
or “— button to adjust the tracking.
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Routine & Regular Inspection Request
This unit is designed to withstand many hours of operation. Nevertheless, it is recommended that routine inspections
be conducted to help ensure trouble-free operation.
CAUTION
Do not forget to conduct the routine inspection with auto repeat recording.
Routine inspection procedure
O Set the power switches on the unit, video cameras,
TV monitor and otherequipment connected in the
monitoring system to the ON position.
@ Is the picture on the TV monitor OK?
© Are the date and time displayed on the TV monitor
correct?
O Press the REC REVIEW button during the record-
ing and check that the image are being recorded
correctly.
Action taken after routine inspections
In the unlikely event of a problem with the unit, turn off the power, take hold of the power plug and disconnect it
from the power outlet, and consult with the dealer from whom the unit was purchased.
Regular inspections recommended
This unit has an hour meter which shows for how many hours the VTR has been used. When the MENU/REC
LOCK switch is set to MENU, Menu Screen 1 appears on the TV monitor, and the hour meter can be checked.
Use the hour meter as a rough guideline to cleaning or replacing the parts inside the unit. The regular screen is
restored when the MENU/REC LOCK switch is set to OFF. For further details, consult with your dealer.
||
= (HOUR METER)
OFF [MENU] 00150H
TV monitor
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RS-232C interface
1. Outline of RS-232C interface
This interface is for enabling the basic functions of the VTR to be operated using a personal computer.
» The D-SUB 9P connector is used to connect the VTR with the personal computer.
2. Hardware specifications
B Parameters for communication with personal computer
Synchronous system: Asynchronous system
Bit length: 7 bits (or 8 bits)
Stop bit: 1 (or 2)
Parity: Odd (none or even)
Baud rate: 9600 bps (or 4800 bps)
Note: Settings in parentheses can be selected using the DIP switches.
Fig. 1 | ММВ SW ON OFF
O
\ o © 1.DATABIT| 8 BIT 7 BIT
ih de 2.STOPBIT| 2BIT 1 BIT
U 5. SPEED 4800 9600
9 - 6. Rec in ;
| operation Rec Rec-in
Parity
6 sw3E*| ON OFF
ON NONE EVEN
Rear panel | | | || OFF — ODD
on 1 2 J E 5 6 Note:
Changes to the switch settings must be
made by a trained servicing engineer.
E D-DUB 9-pin connector specifications
* Connector: D-DUB 9P, female
* Compatible cable: Straight cable
D-SUB 9P input signals
Pin No. | Abbreviation Circuit name Details
1 CD (DCD) Carrier detection PC receives this signal.
2 RD (RXD) Received data PC receives data.
3 SD (TXD) Transmitted data PC sends data.
4 ER (DTR) Data terminal ready | PC sends this signal.
5 SG (--) Signal ground Signal ground
6 DR (DSR) Data set ready PC receives this signal.
7 RS (RTS) Request to send PC sends this signal.
8 CS (CTS) Clear to send PC receives this signal.
9 Cl (RI) Ring indicator PC receives this signal.
Pin No. Pin No. Details
1 og 1 L: ground
2 4 — 2 Data output
3 > 3 Data input —
4 4 OP {ready output
5 5 END e a
6 ld —— ——-—— 6 Ready output (OP)
- || (short)
9 ld — — ——— 9 L: ground
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3. Protocol
8 Receiving format (personal computer — VIR)
General format: stx command [:data] [;command [:data]] etx
stx: 02h (HEX)
: (semicolon): 3Bh command delimiter
command: CCC
ccc: command (3 ASCII characters)
: (colon): 3Ah parameter delimiter
data: parameter (any number: based on command)
etx: 03H
In some cases, the format does not contain what is enclosed in the square brackets.
M Example
stxO S Petx (stop command)
02,4F,53,50,03 (stop command in HEX notation)
E Sending format (personal computer + VTR)
» Command receive verification
ack (with error-free receipt of command)
nak e (when communication error has occurred)
e: error code
1: parity error
3: framing error
4: overrun error
» Response message
General format: stx message [data] etx
» Error message (when error has occurred in protocol or command)
General format: stx error message etx
ack: 06h
nak: 15h
stx; 02h
message: mmmm
mmmm: message (any number of ASCII characters)
: (colon): 3Ah parameter delimiter
data: parameter (any number)
error message: ERnnn (error code)
nan: 3-digit number
001: Invalid command (not supported)
002: Invalid parameter 003: Receive buffer overflow
004: Defective connection
etx: O3h
EM Explanatory description
» As soon as the receive buffer becomes full, receive buffer overflow is returned, and subsequent commands are
canceled.
« The ACK or NAK response must commence within 20ms.
+ When a new command has been received during the processing of an non-interruptible command, the receive
verification code is returned within 20ms, after which the applicable ERROR code is returned, and the
processing of the previous command is resumed.
* When it takes time for execution to be completed, it is to be possible for the next command to be processed (in
principle, after the ACK response) without waiting for the completion of the said execution. (This applies only to
commands whose processing can be interrupted.)
+ When a command which does not entail a transfer of the deck mode is received, the message of having
completed the received command is returned regardless of the deck mode.
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B Table of commands
Interruptible
Command Command parameter | Completion message O: Yes x: No
Counter reset CRT CAT X
Eject OEJ OEJ x
Fast forward OFF OFF x
Pause/still OPA OPA X
Play OPL OPL X
Record ORC ORC X
Rewind ORW ORW X
Stop OSP OSP X
Field advance (+) OAF ОАЕ X
Field advance (—) OAR OAR X
Power ON PON PON X
Power OFF POF POF X
Recording check ORR ORR X
Tracking (+) ZTU ZTU X
Tracking (-) ZTD ZTD X
Auto tracking ZTA ZTA X
Time setting LTJ LTJ X
Time mode switching LTM: * LTM X
Key lock setting RML: ** AML X
Display switching LF1: * LFI X
Version request QRV VER a. ee date X
Communication check RCK RCK X
Counter data request QCD QCD fwghmmss X
ID request QID AG-TL **** x
Status request QOP ... X
All status request QOS OPS dddddd X
Time mode request QLT LTM” X
Display status request СР) LFI* x
Key lock request QRM RML* x
ACK return ON RAN RAN x
ACK return status request QRA RA" X
Automatic send setting command OCS:* OCS X
Atuomatic sent setting request QSC OCS* x
Category request QIC 1 X
Note: With ACK return ON, [ACK] is returned from the VTR with the LTM and QID commands only.
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Details of commands
Time mode switching command
This sets the time mode during deck recording/playback.
However, when REC T-MODE has been set, it takes
precedence over the other modes during recording.
PC: [STX] LTM: * [ETX]
VTR: [STX] LTM [ETX] oh
;
4h
Key lock setting command
This selects whether the front panel keys are to be locked.
PC: [STX] BML: F* [ETX] *; № = ОМ
VTR: [STX] RML [ETX] F = OFF
Display switching command
Operation is the same as for the COUNTER/SEARCH key on
the front panel.
PC: [STX] LFI: * [ETX])
VTR: {STX] LFI [ETX]
*: C = counter display
T = time display
M = memory stop display
A = alarm search display
R = repeat count display
Version request command
This is for verifying the version of the microcomputer.
PC: [STX]QRV [ETX]
VTR: [STX] VER 1.00 11/30/96 [ETX]
Month ear
day у
Communication check command
This is for verifying whether communication has been
established.
PC: [STX] RCK [ETX]
VTR: [STX] RCK [ETX]
Display status request command
This is for verifying the front panel display.
PC: {STX] QFI [ETX]
VTA: [STX] LFI (ETX]
*: T = clock display shown
C = counter display shown
M= memory stop display shown
A = alarm search display
(C = repeat recording count display
shown)
Key lock status request command
This is for verifying the front panel key lock status.
PC: [STX]QRM [ETX] * N= ON
VTR: [STX] RML* [ETX] F = OFF
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Counter data request command
This requests the current value on the CTL counter.
PC: [STX] QCD [ETX]
VTR: [STX] CDCwghmmss g: for a minus amount, space
for a plus amount
hmmss: hours/minutes/seconds
ID request command
This is for verifying the model number.
PC: [STX] QID [ETX]
VTR: [STX] AG-TL500P [ETX]
Time mode request command
This is for verifying the time mode.
PC: [STX] QLT [ETX]
VTR: [STX] LTM* [ETXI
Time mode
Status request command
When the status request command has been received, the
target operation mode of the system controi is detected and
the status command is sent.
PC: [STX] QOP [ETX]
VTR:{STX] "7 (ETX *“ OSP STOP
OEJ EJECT
ORW REW
OFF FF
ORC REC
ORP REC PAUSE
OPL PLAY
OPP STILL/PAUSE
POF POW OFF
OSF CUE
OSR REV
ACK return ON command
This turns ACK return ON.
PG: [STX] RAN [ETX]
VTR: [STX] RAN [ETX) ACK is returned only for the LTM and
QID commands.
ACK return OFF command
This turns ACK return OFF.
PC: [STX] RAF [ETX]
VTR: [STX] RAF [ETX]
ACK retum status request command
This is for verifying the ACK return status.
PC: (STX] QRA [ETX] ** N=ON
VTR: [STX] RA* [ETX] F=OFF
All status request command
When the all status request command has been received, the
current deck status is detected and sent by the bitmap shown
below.
EN Counter commands 00: CTL request
88: PG data save request
44: PG data request
CC: Counter display
Bit 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Q
REC PAL Tracking Tape speed Repeat Alarm
LOCK PAL — (+) 00: 2h REW IN
ON=1 =1 ON=1 10:4h ON=1 Usually=0
01 : 6h
Test mode Reverse play — — Cassette
00: Normal Forward IN
10: Line direction=0 IN=1
01: Service
11: —
Time setting command
This sets the minutes and seconds to zero.
PC: [STX] LTJ (ETX]
VTR: [STX] LTJ [ETX]
Automatic send setting command
This sets whether to detect changes in the deck status and
send the status automatically.
PC: [STX] OCS:* [ETX]
VTR: [STX] OCS [ETX] *; N=Automatic send ON
F=Automatic send OFF
Automatic send setting request command
This is for verifying the automatic send setting.
PC: [STX] QSC [ETX]
VTR: [STX] OCS* [ETX] *: N=Automatic send ON
F=Automatic send OFF
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Troubleshooting
No power. Ш els the pc power plug inserted properly into the AC outlet?
No picture. * Is the unit connected properly with the TY, video cameras, etc.?
* Are any of the connecting cables making faulty contact?
Indistinct picture. ° Has the focus on the video cameras been adjusted correctly?
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EA LT
Nothing happens e even 1 when operation . Is the video cassette loaded?
buttons are pressed. * Is the MENU/REC LOCK switch at OFF?
* Has the video cassette been inserted properly? Press the
EJECT button to eject the cassette and insert properly.
* Has INT lighted on the display?
* Has the mode lock been applied through control exercised by the
RS-232C interface?
“d ” mark is flashing. * The unit will not operate because its safety protection function
has been triggered. Wait until the flashing disappears.
Ejection will remain Wait until the “ gf ” mark
ое ИО 7 =) incomplete when a video =) goes out with Power switch
cassette has been inserted. “ON”
The" + " mark at display turned “ON”. It may take a
few hours, although it
depends upon conditions.
section flashes.
Date and time display data has not been * Has the unit's power plug been disconnected from the power
stored in memory when the power failed. outlet for a long time?
Insert the unit's power plug into the power outlet and supply
power continuously ! for at least 3 days to the unit.
PE TT ri a e nl TE TT br я men mr РеР
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(aaa
Tape can be p played, fast forwarded or on nthe video cassette broken?
rewound but not recording results.
Recording has stopped. * Is the video cassette tape at its end?
* Have more than 5 minutes elapsed since the PAUSE/STILL
button was pressed during recording?
* Are the routine inspections being carried out? If this phenome-
non keeps recurring, it means that some failure or other is to
blame. Consult with your dealer.
The power has been restored after a * Has the power failure lasted a long time (more than 1 week)?
power failure but recording does not Set the timer recording switch to EXT to ensure that the unit is
automatically resume. set to the recording mode even after a prolonged power failure.
Recording cannot be stopped. * First set the MENU/REC LOCK switch to OFF and then
operate.
* |s REC LOCK on Menu Screen 1 at OFF?
* Has the mode lock been applied through control exercised by the
RS-232C interface?
1-week programd timer recording * Are the date and time on the regular displays correct?
cannot be conducted properly. (See page 10)
One or more cameras do not record * Turn the time adjustment control on the frame switcher,
when a multiple number of cameras are and adjust it to a setting which is longer than the video
used. recording duration in the recording time mode.
* Connect a camera switching cable between the unit and
frame switcher.
No auto repeat recording. * Has the stop button been pressed during auto rewinding?
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No timer recording. * Are the present time and start/stop times for the timer
recording correct?
* Has INT or EXT lighted on the display?
No alarm recording. * Have the alarm sensors and alarm input connectors been
connected properly?
* Has the alarm recording mode been selected on Menu Screen
3?
back pictures.
Dirty playback picture. * The video heads may be dirty or clogged or they may have
reached the end of their service life. Consult with your dealer.
“Snow” on playback picture, * The video heads may be dirty or clogged. Consult with your
dealer.
While a multiple number of cameras are * Has the camera switching signal cable been connected
being used, two scenes appear as the properiy?
playback picture when the cameras are
switched.
Recording starts when the unit's power * Has INT or EXT lighted on the display?
plug is connected to or disconnected
from the power outlet.
No playback because recording starts + Has INT or EXT lighted on the display?
when the main power for the connected
equipment is set to ON.
Input/Output Terminal Signal Level
Terminal Signal Level Note
Alarm Input/REC input Locos | Vi 0—0.8v LOW Input
MIN 400 msec.
MIN 400 msec.
Alarm Reset Input DN
Video recording interval
+
— VIH: 11—13V
Camera Switching Output ' | Von = 11-13V (5.6kQ)
IP «ls Vou = 0-0.6V (max..3 mA)
—
16.8 msec.
HIGH Input
During auto repeat or When stopped
auto rewinding
Tane end outout Von Vox = 11-13V (4.7kQ)
ape enc outpu | ола vor | Vou = 0-0.6V (max. 3 mA)
f—
Approx. 10 sec
| VOH:11—13V Von = 11-13V (4.7kQ)
Warning output |
ing p VOL VoL = 0-0.6V (max. 3 mA)
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Specifications
Power Source: 120 V AC, 50 — 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 17 W |
General
Operating Video Input
Temperature: 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C) (BNC): 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms
Operating Video Output
Humidity: 35% to 80% (BNC): 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced
Dimensions: 16-15/16"(W)x3-15/16"(H)}x11-7/16(D) S/N: B/W mode; 45 dB (2H mode)
430x100x290.5 mm Color mode; 45 dB (2H mode)
Weight: Approx. 9.9 Ibs (4.5 kg)
Video Recording/ Audio
Playback Line Input
System: 4 rotary heads, Azimuth recording (Phono): —10 dBV, 47 kohms
system, VHS format Mic Input (3 mm): —60 dBV, 600 ohms
Tape Speed: 1-5/16 ips (2-hour mode) Line Output
7/16 ips (6-hour mode) (Phono): —B dBV, 1 kohm
Tape Format: VHS tape Track: 1 track (normal)
Recording Time: 2 hours (with 120-minute tape/2H Recording/
mode) | Playback
FF/REW Time: Less than 3 min. (with 120-minute mode: 2H/6H/L12H/L24H mode
tape)
Standard accessory
Video Power Cord: x 1
Television
System: EIA Standard (525 lines, 60 fields) Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
NTSC color signal Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Modulation
System: Luminance; Frequency modulation
recording
Color signal; Converted subcarrier
phase shift recording
Panasonic
Broadcast & Telev
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