TLC 2100 TIME LAPSE
VIDEO RECORDER
RS232 OPTIONAL FEATURE
DC OPTIONAL FEATURE
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TM
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN!
CAUTION! TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE
COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE COMPONENTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with the
arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, 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.
The exclamation point
within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT NOTE
This product can be used as an accessory component of a bank or retail store surveillance
system to provide positive visual identification of suspects by recording video camera
images and time and date information onto permanent magnetic media (video tape). This
product by itself cannot act as a complete surveillance system. All components of the
surveillance system must be properly installed, tested, and maintained by qualified
personnel to fulfill this important function.
WARNING
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions manual, may cause interference to radio
communications. It has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
computing device pursuant to subpart J of part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed to
provide reasonable protection against such interference when operated in a commercial
environment.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in which case
the user at his own expense will be required to take whatever measures may be required to
correct the interference.
ATTENTION
Ni-Cd
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is
recyclable. At the end of it's useful life, under various federal, state and local laws, it may
be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with your local
solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Gyyr® is a registered trademark of Odetics, Inc.
No part of this document may be photocopied, reproduced, or translated
into another language without prior written consent of Odetics, Inc.
© COPYRIGHT 1998 GYYR, Inc. All rights reserved.
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STOP!
REMOVE THIS CARD AND KEEP IN A SECURE PLACE.
THIS RECORDER HAS A CONCEALED SECURITY LOCK TO
RESTRICT UNAUTHORIZED USAGE OF THIS RECORDER.
EJECT
REC
FIELD
REV
STILL
FIELD
FWD
REVERSE REW/
F. FWD/
PLAY
SEARCH SEARCH
STOP
PLAY
S
SHARPNESS
2-A24HR
TRACKING
SLOW
TRACKING
VLOCK
PROG. PREV. NEXT
DOWN
UP
V-POS H-POS ALARM ALARM
INDEX RESET
COUNTER
RESET
REC / PLAY
HOURS
TIMER
DAYLIGHT
SAVINGS
A
B
C
TO SET SECURITY LOCK (Locks out access to Recorder Programming)
Step 1. Press the NEXT and UP buttons at the same time.
Step 2. Check the digital display. The "Lock" Annunciator will light when the lock is activated. "L" will
appear below the Alarm Counter of the TIME/DATE stamp on the monitor.
Step 3. To deactivate security lock, press the NEXT and UP buttons at the same time. The "Lock"
annunciator will no longer be lit in the display. "L" will disappear from the TIME/DATE stamp
on the monitor.
LOCK ANNUNCIATOR
TAPE END
ALARM
INDEX
REC
LOCK
TIMER
B
SPEED
R
00 0 0 000
12-06-97 PL THU A04
08:28:44A 72 T L
LOCK INDICATOR IN
TIME/DATE STAMP
TO PERFORM A MASTER RESET
The MASTER RESET function is performed by inserting a pointed object into each of the Reset holes at
the same time. This is used to perform a MASTER RESET for abnormal Time Lapse system operations
such as T/D DISPLAY, Speed Select, etc. All programmable features must be reprogrammed after reset.
A MASTER RESET tool is supplied with this unit.
This unit is also equipped with a SYSTEM RESET function. The SYSTEM RESET function will NOT
change any of the menu settings. See "Tape Adjustment Controls: System Reset" for further information.
Note: A SYSTEM RESET may also be performed for Mecha Lock, Cyl Lock & Reel Lock. For more
information, contact factory.
EJECT
REC
FIELD
REV
SHARPNESS
2-A24HR
TRACKING
RESET
HOLES
SLOW
TRACKING
VLOCK
PROG. PREV. NEXT
DOWN
UP
V-POS H-POS ALARM ALARM
INDEX RESET
COUNTER
RESET
REC / PLAY
HOURS
TIMER
DAYLIGHT
SAVINGS
A
B
C
FIELD
FWD
REVERSE REW/
F. FWD/
PLAY SEARCH SEARCH
STOP
S
STILL
PLAY
DEALER CARD
TAB
END USER CARD
NEXT & UP
BUTTONS
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Contents
IMPORTANT NOTE ........................................................................... 2
END USER CARD .............................................................................. 3
DEALER CARD ................................................................................ 3
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ............................................................. 6
Cautions and Warnings .............................................................................................................................. 8
Precautionary Installation Steps ................................................................................................................. 8
Regular System Testing ............................................................................................................................. 8
Typical Security Installation with ATM or ECR ............................................................................................ 9
Typical Security System with a Camera Multiplexer ................................................................................. 10
PART ONE: GETTING STARTED ..................................................... 11
PART TWO: CONTROLS ................................................................. 12
OVERVIEW .................................................................................................. 12
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS ......................................................................... 13
Cassette Compartment & Eject Button ..................................................................................................... 13
Tape and Picture Adjustment Controls ..................................................................................................... 13
Play/Record Operations Controls ............................................................................................................. 14
Programming Operation Controls ............................................................................................................. 15
Position & Alarm Controls ......................................................................................................................... 15
Timer & Miscellaneous Controls ............................................................................................................... 16
Digital Display ........................................................................................................................................... 17
REAR PANEL FUNCTIONS .......................................................................... 19
INSTALLATION ........................................................................................... 20
Video & 15-Pin Connector Installation ....................................................................................................... 20
Audio Installation ...................................................................................................................................... 21
RECORD CHECK ......................................................................................... 22
Rec Check ................................................................................................................................................ 22
Record/Play Times ................................................................................................................................... 22
ALARM INDEX OPERATION ........................................................................ 23
Alarm Index .............................................................................................................................................. 23
PART THREE: MENUS .................................................................... 24
To Move and Edit in the Menus ................................................................................................................ 24
Main Menu ................................................................................................................................................ 24
Time/Date Submenu ................................................................................................................................. 25
Example of Setting the Clock & Navigating a Menu .................................................................................. 25
Display Options Submenu ........................................................................................................................ 26
Entering System Code Text ...................................................................................................................... 27
Text Position Submenu ............................................................................................................................. 27
System Options Submenu ........................................................................................................................ 28
Timer Program Submenu ......................................................................................................................... 29
Alarms Submenu ...................................................................................................................................... 29
Alarm Record Options Submenu .............................................................................................................. 30
Alarm Memory Submenu .......................................................................................................................... 30
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Camera Switcher Pulse Submenu ............................................................................................................ 31
System Data Submenu ............................................................................................................................. 31
PART FOUR: RS-232 OPTIONAL FEATURE .................................... 32
RS-232 FEATURE ........................................................................................ 32
STD/Remote Port Menu ........................................................................................................................... 32
Remote Terminal Interface Commands .................................................................................................... 32
Operational Control Commands ............................................................................................................... 33
VCR Status Return Command .................................................................................................................. 33
VCR Extended Status Command ............................................................................................................. 33
Program Control Functions ....................................................................................................................... 34
Tape Speed Commands ........................................................................................................................... 34
Extended Commands ............................................................................................................................... 35
Set Date Command .................................................................................................................................. 35
Read Date Command ............................................................................................................................... 35
Set Time Command .................................................................................................................................. 35
Read Time Command ............................................................................................................................... 36
Set System Code Command .................................................................................................................... 36
Set Timer Program Command .................................................................................................................. 36
PART FIVE: DC OPTIONAL FEATURE ............................................ 37
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 37
Installation ................................................................................................................................................ 37
Operation .................................................................................................................................................. 37
Battery Rating/Estimated Record Times Chart ......................................................................................... 37
Configuration 1: DC Installation - Frequent Usage .................................................................................... 38
Configuration 3: DC Installation With Trickle Charger ............................................................................... 38
Configuration 2: DC Installation-Infrequent Usage .................................................................................... 38
APPENDIX A: EXTERNAL INTERFACE ......................................... 39
Detailed Description of External Interface: 15-Pin "D" Connector ............................................................. 39
APPENDIX B: REMOTE CONTROL FEATURE ................................. 41
APPENDIX C: WARNING CODES .................................................... 42
Digital Display Codes ................................................................................................................................ 42
Codes ....................................................................................................................................................... 43
APPENDIX D: PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT .......................................................................................... 44
APPENDIX E: TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................... 45
APPENDIX F: SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................... 47
WARRANTY INFORMATION ........................................................... 48
SALES ............................................................................................ 50
TECHNICAL SERVICE & SUPPORT ............................................... 50
EUROPEAN INFORMATION ............................................................ 50
ASIA PACIFIC INFORMATION ........................................................ 50
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your video
product, safety is a major factor in the design of every instrument. But safety is your responsibility, too.
These pages list important information that will help to assure proper use of a Video Cassette
Recorder and accessory equipment. Please read it carefully before operating your video product
and keep it in a handy place for future reference.
1. USE HIGH QUALITY HIGH GRADE VHS CASSETTES - High resolution time
lapse recording requires a high quality high grade tape for satisfactory performance. Some brands of tape can have an adverse effect on video head performance
and head life. The following brands have been found to meet our critical specifications:
GYYR
BASF
MAXELL TDK
2. READ INSTRUCTIONS - All of the safety and operating instructions should be
read before the appliance is operated.
3. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS-The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
4. HEED WARNINGS-All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
5. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS-All of the “operating and use” instructions should be
adhered to.
6. GROUNDING-This video product is equipped with a 3-wire grounding- type plug
[A plug having a third pin for grounding.] This plug will only fit into a groundingtype power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into
your outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not attempt
to defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
7. POWER SOURCES-This video product should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
you are using, consult your video dealer or local power company.
8. OVERLOADING-Do not overload wall units and extension cords, as this can result
in a risk of fire or electric shock. Frayed power cords, damaged or cracked wire
insulation and broken plugs are dangerous. Periodically examine the cord and
have it replaced by your service technician if appearance indicates damage or
deteriorated insulation.
9. POWER-PLUG PROTECTION-The power-supply cords should be routed so they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them. Pay
particular attention to cords at the plug, convenience receptacles, and the point
where the cord exits from the video product.
10.VENTILATION-Slots and opening in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and
to ensure reliable operation of the video product and to protect it from overheating.
Therefore, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the video product on a bed, soft rug, or other similar
surface. This video product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as
bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s
instructions have been followed.
11. ATTACHMENTS-Do not use attachments other than those specifically recommended by the video product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
CAUTION: Maintain electrical safety. Powerline operated equipment or accessories connected to this unit should bear the UL listing mark or CSA certification mark
on the accessory itself and should not have been modified so as to defeat the safety
features. This will help avoid any potential hazard from electric shock or fire. If in
doubt, contact qualified service personnel.
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12. TO PREVENT SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. If you spill liquid on the unit, consult authorized service personnel.
Moisture can damage internal parts. Do not use this recorder near sources of
water.
13. ACCESSORIES-Do not place this video product on an unstable: cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table. The video product may fall, causing serious injury to a
child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer. Any mounting of the
video product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
13a.Appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
14. CLEANING THE OUTSIDE SURFACES-Unplug this video product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid of aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth
for cleaning.
15. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY-Never push objects of any kind into this video
product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short
out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the video product.
16. SERVICING-Do not attempt to service this video product yourself. Opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
17. CONDITIONS REQUIRING SERVICE-Unplug this video product from the
wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled into the video product.
c. If the video product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the video product does not operate normally by following the instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. The
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the video product to its
normal operation.
e. If the video product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the video product exhibits a distinct change in performance - this
indicates a need for service.
18. REPLACEMENT PARTS-When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original past. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards and void the warranty.
19. SAFETY CHECK-Upon completion of any service or repairs to this video product,
ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the video
product is in safe operating condition.
20. IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE INSTALLER-This installation should be made by
a qualified ervice person and should conform to all local codes.
In order to provide this product with protection against risk of unintentional
operation by employees, customers, janitors and cleaners working on the premises, and from falling falling objects, building vibrations and similar causes, it
is recommended:
• that this product be enclosed in a tamper-resistant lockbox. Make sure that the
lockbox is well ventilated or maintained with an air cooling system.
• that security locking procedures described on the detachable yellow card at the
front of this manual be followed.
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Cautions and
Warnings
This product can be used in a mercantile bank to provide positive visual identification
of suspects by recording surveillance video camera images and time and date information onto permanent magnetic media (video tape). The time-lapse video cassette
recorder and all other components of the surveillance system must be properly
installed, tested, and maintained to fulfill this function. Carefully follow the instructions presented here and elsewhere in the manual.
High resolution time-lapse recording requires high quality tape for satisfactory
performance. The following brands meet the manufacturer’s critical specifications:
•
•
•
•
Precautionary
Installation Steps
1.
Secure surveillance equipment to prevent unauthorized access.
2.
Supply secure power to all system components. Dedicate power circuits to
surveillance equipment to prevent overloading or shorting the circuits. Limit
access to the surveillance system circuits breakers, switches, and equipment
power cords.
3.
Ensure all surveillance system components are operationally compatible. Dwell
times of any accessory switching equipment must be compatible with time lapse
recording speeds.
4.
Carefully plan the alarm triggering of components to ensure compatible operation
(alarm hold, duration, sequencing, etc.) Alarms may be recorded at all speeds.
The 2 hour speed records more pictures, providing an increased chance of
capturing a subject’s face on tape. However, more tape will be used in the process.
There is a greater chance the video cassette will run out of tape, especially if alarms
occur frequently. The time-lapse speeds record fewer pictures, but can record
longer without tape changes. Because time-lapse recording methods are used, the
speed of the recording has no effect on image resolution.
Thoroughly test the completed surveillance system installation before use. Perform test recordings at the time-lapse speeds to be used and test system performance
under alarm conditions. Test any power backup system installed by interrupting
electrical power. Playback the test recordings to confirm the picture quality is
adequate and the time/date display is visible under both normal and alarm
conditions.
5.
Regular System
Testing
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GYYR
BASF
MAXELL
TDK
1.
Check the operation of the surveillance system at least once a day. Verify tape
movement by watching the counter number increment. Check that the monitor
is displaying camera video with time date information, and that any camera
sequencing is working properly. Perform the REC CHECK (see page 19 for more
information) function and be sure that you see two separate, sequential playback
images on the monitor, approximately 1 second apart.
2.
Check to see if any alarms have been recorded, since multiple alarms could cause
the video cassette to run out earlier than expected. There should always be
enough video tape remaining on the cassette to record at least 5 minutes of activity
at the selected alarm speed.
3.
Perform the following tests on a regular basis: Playback a tape recently recorded
under normal conditions by the system to confirm picture quality. Manually
trigger an alarm condition to check for proper alarm mode operation. Play back
the alarm test recording to confirm operation and picture quality.
4.
Use the manufacturer's recommended video tape and replace it regularly (10-15
passes maximum). Check tapes for head scarring and replace any damaged tapes.
Handle tapes carefully and store them in their boxes. Keep the tapes away from
dust, magnetic fields, excessive heat, and direct sunlight.
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Typical Security
Installation with
ATM or ECR
b Monitor
c Video Out
dVideo In
IN
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
eAlarm
Port
The diagrams on these two
pages depict typical installations at a security system site.
RS-232
f Text
Inserter
POWER
PRGM
PREV
NEXT
DOWN
UP
For detailed installation
and rear panel interface
information, see "Rear
Panel Functions," page 16
"Installation," page 17.
EZ Bank ATM
i Video Camera
Electronic
gCash
Register
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OR
Automated
h Teller
Machine
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Typical Security
System with a
Camera
Multiplexer
IN
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
b - Alarm
Port
e - Monitor
d - Video Out
c - Video In
g - RS-232
f - Camera Multiplexer
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
→
DISPLAY
SELECT
TIME
LAPSE
PREVIOUS
VIEW
MENU
→
1
Text Inserter
→
FREEZE
→
RECORD
PLAY
POWER
NEXT
ENLARGE
PRGM
PREV
NEXT
i - Automated
h - Video Camera
10
DOWN
UP
EZ Bank ATM
Teller
Machine
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PART ONE: GETTING STARTED
If you have never used a time-lapse recorder system before, this section will explain
what you need to do to get started.
Besides your time-lapse recorder, you will need the following equipment:
• a video camera
• a monitor
• cables for the camera and monitor (typically these are coax cables with BNC connectors)
• a T-120 or T-130 VHS video tape. We recommend the following brands of tapes:
Gyyr, BASF, Maxell and TDK.
• power sources for the VCR, camera, and monitor.
Before connecting any piece of equipment to a power source, make the following
connections (consult page 17 of this manual for a diagram of these connections;
however, for this example, we will not connect an alarm panel as shown in the diagram.
You may also wish to consult the diagram of the VCR's Rear Panel on page 16):
• connect the camera to the VCR's Video In connector
• connect the monitor to the VCR's Video Out connector
• plug in all of your equipment to their power sources. This VCR unit connects into a
120 VAC wall outlet
• insert the video tape into the unit
Your monitor should now display your camera's image. You will also see a Time/Date
display on the monitor with its factory default setting. A flashing message will be
displayed: "Set Clock".
If you wish to program the Time/Date Display, see pages 22 -23 of this manual. A stepby-step description is covered in that section.
You will also notice that the letters "PL" are flashing in the Time/Date display. "PL"
stands for Power Loss. To remove "PL" from the display, simply press the Alarm Rest
button (see page 12 for more information). However, be aware as you learn about the
more advanced functions of your VCR, that pressing the Alarm Reset button will also
clear the alarm memory.
If you wish to display the VCR's On-Screen Menus, press the Prog. button. Information
about all the Programming Buttons is found on page 12 of this manual. Information
about the VCR's On-Screen Menus is found in Part 3 of this manual.
If you wish to learn more about the Front Panel Controls, you might begin with the
Play/Record Operation Controls. Information about these controls is found on page 11.
These controls are somewhat similar in operation to those of a home VCR.
As you are operating your recorder, keep an eye on the Digital Display (see pages 14
& 15 for more information) and become familiar with the various indicators. This
display will become invaluable as you become more comfortable with the operation of
your recorder.
If you have questions about the operation of this unit, contact your local dealer or call
one of the phone numbers listed on the back cover of this manual for expert assistance.
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PART TWO: CONTROLS
OVERVIEW
Record / Play
Operations
Controls
Digital Display
FIELD
REV
EJECT
STILL
FIELD
FWD
REVERSE REW/
F. FWD/
PLAY SEARCH SEARCH
REC
STOP
PLAY
S
SHARPNESS
2-A24HR
TRACKING
SLOW
TRACKING
VLOCK
PROG. PREV. NEXT
DOWN
Tape & Picture
Adjustment Controls
UP
V-POS H-POS ALARM ALARM
INDEX RESET
COUNTER
RESET
REC / PLAY
HOURS
TIMER
DAYLIGHT
SAVINGS
A
B
C
Programming and Timer
Operations Controls
Front Panel with Control Compartment Open
Cassette
Compartment
Tape
Eject
Button
EJECT
REC
FIELD
REV
STILL
FIELD
FWD
REVERSE REW/
F. FWD/
PLAY SEARCH SEARCH
STOP
PLAY
Gently pull forward
here to open panel
Front Panel with Control Compartment Closed
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FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
Cassette
Compartment &
Eject Button
b
c
EJECT
REC
FIELD
REV
STILL
FIELD
FWD
REVERSE REW/
F. FWD/
PLAY SEARCH SEARCH
STOP
PLAY
S
SHARPNESS
2-A24HR
TRACKING
SLOW
TRACKING
VLOCK
PROG. PREV. NEXT
DOWN
UP
V-POS H-POS ALARM ALARM
INDEX RESET
COUNTER
RESET
REC / PLAY
HOURS
TIMER
DAYLIGHT
SAVINGS
A
B
C
1
FRONT PANEL LOADING CASSETTE COMPARTMENT
Insert a VHS video tape cassette into this compartment.
2
TAPE EJECT BUTTON
Press to remove the cassette. The Eject Button will not operate in the RECORD
mode.
DEF G H I
Tape and Picture
Adjustment
Controls
S
SHARPNESS 2-A24HR
TRACKING
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TRACKING
VLOCK
3
SEE "STOP" INSERT CARD AT FRONT OF THE MANUAL
4
SYSTEM RESET
Insert a reset tool into this hole (marked "S") to reset unit without changing menu
settings. This function will reset the unit for warning errors (see Appendix C:
Warning Messages").
5
SHARPNESS
Use this control to adjust picture sharpness during playback.
6
2-A24 HOUR TRACKING
Adjust to optimize the picture quality playback speeds of 2 to A24 hours.
7
SLOW TRACKING
Adjust to optimize the picture quality during slow playback speeds, that is, speeds
of 24 hours and over.
8
V-LOCK
Adjust this control to reduce vertical jitter in time-lapse Playback (18-hour through
960-hour speeds) and STILL mode.
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Play/Record
Operations
Controls
EJECT
REC
FIELD
REV
STILL
FIELD
FWD
REVERSE REW/
F. FWD/
PLAY SEARCH SEARCH
1@ 1# 1$
For the Best Results
When Reviewing a
Time-Lapse Recorded
Tape:
1. With the VCR in
PLAY (#16), and without a particular event
in mind, place the VCR
in the 2 hour speed.
This is the fastest playback speed and can
usually be used quickly
to locate an event.
2. Once an event has
been identified, slow
the unit to 30 hr., 48 hr.
or any other slower
speed. These slower
speeds will allow close
examination of the
situation and ample
time to react.
9
FIELD REVERSE
Press to reverse the tape by one field in the STILL playback mode.
10
STILL
Press to temporarily stop tape motion in the PLAY mode.
11
FIELD FORWARD
Press to advance the tape one field in the STILL playback mode.
12
REVERSE PLAY
Press to play recorded material at 02, 72, 120, 180, 240, 360, 480, 600, 720, or 960
hours, in reverse during the PLAY mode.
13
REWIND/SEARCH
Press to rewind. If pressed during PLAY mode, the recorder will perform a high
speed reverse playback (search). Search speeds are variable and selectable. See
"System Options: Search Speed" for more information.
14
FAST FORWARD/SEARCH
Press to activate fast forward. If pressed during PLAY mode, the recorder will
perform a high speed forward playback (search). Search speeds are variable and
selectable. See "System Options: Search Speed" for more information.
REC
1&
3. Select the STILL
(#10) mode to stop the
tape. Use FIELD FWD
(#11) or FIELD REV (#9)
to get the exact field
you wish to review.
14
REVERSE REW/
F. FWD/
PLAY SEARCH SEARCH
STOP
PLAY
1%
1^
15
STOP
Press to stop the tape. This button must be pressed to end the RECORD mode.
16
PLAY
Press to play recorded material. PLAY speeds are 02, A18, A24, 24, 48, 72, 120, 180,
240, 360, 480, 600, 720, and 960 hours. The Play button is also used for the Record
Check function (see page 19 for more information).
17
RECORD
Press to start recording. RECORD speeds are 00, 02, 18, 24, 48, 72, 120, 180, 240,
360, 480, 600, 720, and 960 hours.
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Programming
Operation
Controls
18
19
PROG. (PROGRAM) BUTTON
Press to display Main Menu. Also used for various Menu functions. See "To Move
and Edit in the Menus" page 21 for more information about all the programming
control buttons.
PREV. (PREVIOUS) BUTTON
Press to go back to last displayed function or value.
20 NEXT BUTTON
Press to go to the next function or value to be displayed.
21 DOWN BUTTON
Press to change to a lower value or to move to next line in a menu.
22 UP BUTTON
Press to change to a higher value or to move to the previous line in a menu.
Position & Alarm
Controls
Note: V-POS and H-POS
operate independently
of the Text Position
settings in the Display
Options submenu. It is
possible that the POS
and Display Options
settings may conflict
with each other. See
"Display
Options
Submenu" for further
information.
Note also that the Text
Position setting allow
you to set the individual
positions of the Date,
Time, and System Code
lines, whereas V-POS
and H-POS move these
three lines as a group.
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V-POS (VERTICAL POSITION) BUTTON
Press repeatedly to control the vertical position of the Time / Date display.
24
H-POS (HORIZONTAL POSITION) BUTTON
Press repeatedly to control the horizontal position of the Time / Date display
25
ALARM SEARCH INDEX BUTTON
Press to activate Alarm Search Index function.
information.
26
See "Alarm Index" for more
ALARM RESET BUTTON
Press to clear all ALARM and POWER LOSS information.
The first press clears "PL" in the Time/Date stamp (if this condition exists).
The second press (first press if there is no Power Loss) clears the Alarm Memory
menu list (see page 27 for more information).
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Timer &
Miscellaneous
Controls
2& 2* 2( 3) 3!
3@
27 COUNTER RESET
Press to set the digital counter to "0000" (see "Digital Display").
28 REC / PLAY HOURS (DOWN)
Press Down to change the Play or Record speed to a lower value.
29
REC / PLAY HOURS (UP)
Press Up to change the Play or Record speed to a higher value.
30 TIMER BUTTON
Press after programming the TIMER for automatic TIMER recording. The Timer
annunciator will light and a "T" will be displayed in the Time/Date Stamp on the
monitor (see "Timer Indicator", page 15, for more information).
31 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
Press this button, then UP or DOWN to change hours in Time/Date display.
Simplifies Daylight Savings Time changes. Each time UP or DOWN is pressed, the
Hour digit will change by one hour.
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16
A, B, C
Spares, not currently in use.
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Digital Display
TAB
ALARM
REC
TAPE END
TIMER
INDEX
LOCK
B
SPEED
R
0 0 0 0 000
33 DIGITAL DISPLAY
The Digital Display annunciates the following features
MODE INDICATORS:
REC lights during RECORD mode.
Lights during REWIND mode.
Lights during FAST FORWARD mode.
Flashes during REW SEARCH mode.
Flashes during F. FWD SEARCH mode.
Lights during PLAY mode.
NOTE: The STILL mode
is restored when the
FIELD REVERSE or
FIELD ADVANCE button is released.
NOTE: The unit can
remain in STILL mode
for 5 minutes. After 5
minutes, the unit will
automatically enter
STOP mode.
Lights during the REVERSE PLAY mode. Automatically cancels after 1 minute.
Lights during STILL mode.
Lights while the FIELD REVERSE is depressed in STILL mode.
Lights while the FIELD ADVANCE is depressed in the STILL mode.
TAB Lights when a cassette without a safety tab is loaded. If tab indicator is
illuminated, the recorder cannot be placed in RECORD mode.
ALARM Lights during alarm recording. Indicator flashes when alarm ends.
(TAPE-IN) Lights when a video cassette is loaded in the Cassette Compartment.
INDEX Lights when the Alarm Index button is pressed and the Index Mode is on.
See "Alarm Index Operation" and "Alarm Index Button #25".
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Digital Display
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TAPE END Lights when the end of the tape is reached during RECORD mode.
When TAPE END indicator is lit, the tape must be ejected in order to turn off the
TAPE END indicator in the display.
Will NOT light when RE-REC, EVEN IF ALARM has been selected in the "ALARM
RECORD OPTIONS" menu (see page 27).
OR
Will NOT light if an alarm recording has not been made and RECYCLE, STOP IF
ALARM was selected from the "ALARM RECORD OPTIONS" menu.
TIMER INDICATOR
Lights during Timer recording.
Flashes whenTimer mode is entered and one or more of the following conditions
exists:
• A cassette is not loaded.
• A cassette without a safety tab is loaded.
• The Timer has not been programmed.
LOCK INDICATOR
Lights when the recorder is in the Security Lock mode. All front panel controls are
disabled when lock indicator is lit.
B, R
B or R will light when a Brown (+azimuth) head or Red (-azimuth) head mode is
selected in the System Options submenu.
DIGITAL COUNTER (0000)
Shows the tape time counter. Each digit incremented represents 1 second of time
in 2 hour speed. If the counter is reset to 0000 at beginning of tape, a T120 cassette
will increment the counter to approximately 7200 at end of tape. In modes other
than RECORD, the counter will increment or decrement only where a recording
was made, i.e., when going over a section of blank tape, the counter will not
change.
TAPE SPEED INDICATOR (000), SPEED ANNUNCIATOR
Displays the selectected Tape Speed. The Speed annunciator will light in conjunction with the Tape Speed Indicator.
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REAR PANEL FUNCTIONS
3$ 3% 3^ 3&
IN
IN
VIDEO
3(
OUT
3*
OUT
AUDIO
4)
34 VIDEO IN
Receives video signal from a video camera or another VCR.
35 VIDEO OUT
For connection to a monitor.
36 AUDIO IN
Accepts line level audio signal from external sound equipment or another recorder.
37 AUDIO OUT
Provides a line level audio output for a monitor or another recorder.
38 POWER CORD CLIP
Wind up power cord and attach to this clip for convenient storage.
39 POWER CORD
Connect to 120 VAC power supply (normally a typical wall socket).
40 STD/REMOTE PORT (25-PIN) CONNECTOR (RS232 Option Only)
For use with units containing the RS-232 optional feature. Interface with PCs,
GYYR's Storage Transfer Device (STD) or other controlling devices. See "RS232
Optional Feature" page 29, for more information. The supported pins are as follows:
2. TXD
3. RXD
7. GND
41 EXTERNAL INTERFACE (15-PIN) JACK
Connect an alarm switch, door sensor, etc. using the 15-pin adapter provided.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
ALARM IN
ALARM OUT
ONE SHOT IN
REC OUT
12 VDC, FUSED
WARNING OUT
LOW TAPE OUT
8. REC CHECK IN
9. TIMER OUTPUT
10. REC START IN
11. TAPE END OUT
12. CS OUT
13. REMOTE IN
14-15. COMMON
SEE APPENDIX A for a detailed description of the 15-Pin Connector PINOUT.
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INSTALLATION
Video & 15-Pin
Connector
Installation
b Video Camera
e Video In
c Video In
f Monitor
d Video Out
IN
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
g Connect to:
Alarm Switch
Alarm Panel
Door Sensor, Etc.
Alarm devices such as Alarm Switches, Panels, Door Sensors, and so forth may be
connected to the 15-pin connector if so desired. See "Rear Panel Functions: #41 External
Interface" for a pin out of the 15-pin connector.
Connect the STD/Remote Port (See "Rear Panel Functions: #40) with PCs, GYYR's STD
or other controlling devices.
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Audio Installation
b Microphone
c Preamp
d Monitor
e Audio In
g Audio Out
f Audio In
IN
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
A microphone, connected to a pre-amp, may be interfaced with this unit. For best
results, audio recording is recommended at 02 hour speed in the normal mode.
However audio may be also recorded at 18 or 24 hour speeds. Installation diagram is
shown above.
To record audio, choose audio recording speed with RECORD HOURS (#28 & #29)
button(s). Then press REC (#17) button. Press STOP to end recording.
To playback audio recording, first choose appropriate tape speed: 02, A18, A24 with the
PLAY/RECORD HOURS button(s). Then press PLAY (#16) button.
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RECORD CHECK
Rec Check
The PLAY button also has a Record Check function associated with it. If the PLAY
button is pressed when the unit is in RECORD mode, several seconds of recorded
material will be displayed on the monitor so that the recording quality can be checked.
The Table below shows the relationship between Record/Playback speeds and the tape
rate (pictures/second) for applications where the record rate is required.
Record/Play
Times
Record Time
(hours)
Fields/Sec.
3
50
0.02
18
5.55
0.18
24
6.25
0.16
48
3.125
0.32
72
2.08
0.48
120
1.25
0.80
180
0.833
1.20
240
0.625
1.60
360
0.417
2.40
480
0.3125
3.20
600
0.250
4.00
720
0.208
4.80
960
0.156
6.40
Sec./Fields
NOTE: when the recorder is in 00 speed and detects a one-shot signal, it records 2,
4, 6, or 8 fields at the 48 hour speed in normal mode (the amount of fields recorded are
selectable in the System Options menu. See "System Options: One Shot Rec" for more
information). When there is no one-shot input at 00 speed, the unit records the selected
amount of fields in the 48 hour mode every 3 minutes. For example, if no one shot
recordings were made and 6 fields were selected, this would result in a record time of
150 days with a T-120 tape. However, it is not recommended to leave the recorder in
00 speed for long periods, as excessive head wear may result.
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Alarm Index
The Alarm Index allows the user to search the video tape for the next occurrence of an
alarm on the tape.
To activate Alarm Index:
NOTE: The Alarm Index search operates
with recordings made
at the 2, 18, & 24 hour
speeds. We recommend that at least one
minute of an alarm be
recorded with the 12
and 24 hour speeds.
If too few fields of an
alarm have been recorded, the unit may
overshoot the alarm
recording or may not
recognize the alarm at
all. However, the unit
will still drop into the
PLAY mode if it recognizes the alarm. If this
occurs, press Reverse
Play (#12).
Press the Alarm Index button (button #25, see diagram below). The INDEX
annunciator on the VCR’s display will light.
Press PLAY, then F.FWD/SEARCH (or REW/SEARCH). The unit will perform
a fast forward search (or reverse search) until the next occurrence of an alarm is
found. The unit will then automatically enter the PLAY mode at whatever
playback speed has been previously selected.
To search for the next alarm occurrence, simply press F.FWD/SEARCH (or REW/
SEARCH).
2%
V-POS H-POS ALARM ALARM
INDEX RESET
TAB
ALARM
REC
TAPE END
TIMER
INDEX
LOCK
B
SPEED
R
0 0 0 0 000
Index Annunciator
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PART THREE: MENUS
To Move and Edit
in the Menus
To Move and Edit in the menus:
• Press PROG. to display Main Menu.
• Press DOWN or UP to move the cursor from one menu line to another.
Example in moving the cursor:
• If you wish to move the cursor from the "Exit" line to the "System Options" Program line in the Main Menu (see "Main Menu" below), press DOWN three times
or UP five times.
• When the cursor is at the last of the menu, if DOWN is pressed, the cursor will
move to the first line of the menu. Similarly, if the cursor is at the first line of the
menu and UP is pressed, the cursor will move to the last line of the menu.
• When the cursor is at a line you wish to edit, press PROG. to begin editing.
• To change a value in a line, press DOWN or UP.
• If there is more than one parameter to edit in a line, press PREV. (Previous) or
NEXT to move from one parameter to the next.
Example in editing:
• You may wish to edit "Date" in the Time/Date submenu. "Date" has three parameters: month, day, year (for this example, we will assume that the format mm/
dd/yy has been selected). Press PROG. to begin editing. The first parameter,
month, will begin to flash. Use DOWN or UP to choose the desired value for the
month. Then press NEXT to begin editing the Day parameter. Press NEXT when
you wish to edit the Year value. If you wish to change values you have already
entered, press PREV. to return to the Day parameter or press PREV. twice to
return to the month parameter.
• Press PROG. when you're finished editing a line.
• If a line has a triangle at the rightmost position, the line has a submenu. When you
press PROG. when the cursor is at a line with a triangle, the submenu will be
displayed.
A detailed example of programming a menu will be presented in the Time/Date
submenu.
Main Menu
Press PROG. (Program) to display the Main Menu:
Main Menu
Exit
Time/Date
Display Options
System Options
Timer Program
Alarms
Camera Switcher Pulse
*STD/Remote Port
System Data
The Main Menu allows access to the submenus listed above.
* Note: The STD/Remote Port menu will be displayed only on units containing the
RS-232 optional feature. See "Options" and "Rear Panel Functions #40".
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Time/Date
Submenu
When you first turn on the unit, the message "Set Clock" will be displayed flashing on
the monitor screen. The clock is set in the Time/Date submenu:
Time/Date
Exit
Time:
Date:
Day:
Example of
Setting the Clock
& Navigating a
Menu
12:00:00A
1/01/96
Sun
To set the clock in the Time: Date submenu:
In this example, the time & date will be set for 2:56 PM, March 6, 1997. It will be assumed
that the date format is mm/dd/yy (month/day/year). The date format will be covered
in the "Display Options: Date Format" section of this manual.
• If necessary, press PROG. to display the Main Menu
• The cursor will be next to the Time/Date submenu line.
• Press PROG. to display the Time Date submenu.
• The cursor arrow will be next to the Time parameter line.
• Press PROG. to begin editing. "12", the hour position, will begin to flash.
• Press UP 14 times until "2" is displayed. "A" (AM) will change to "P" (PM).
• Press NEXT. "00" will begin to flash in the minutes position.
• Press UP or DOWN until "56" is displayed.
• Press NEXT to move to the next parameter to be edited, that is, "1" in the Date
parameter line. Note that the Seconds need not be programmed; as soon as NEXT
is pushed, the seconds will begin to count off automatically.
Note:It is not necessary to exit the Time Parameter and then enter the Date
parameter. NEXT and PREV. will move to the next or previous parameter, even if
they're in another menu line.
• The "1" in the month position will begin to flash.
• Press UP twice. 3 (March) will be displayed.
• Press NEXT. "01", the day position, will begin to flash.
• Press UP until "06" is displayed.
• Press NEXT. "96" will flash.
• Press UP once. "97" will be displayed.
• Press PROG. to end editing for this line. The cursor arrow will be displayed again
next to the Time line.
• Note that the Day line will now display "Thu". The Day parameter is automatically
entered after the Date parameter is entered.
• Press UP to move the cursor to the Exit line.
• Press PROG. to exit the submenu. The Main Menu will now be displayed.
• The cursor will be next to the Exit line of the Main Menu. Press PROG. to exit the
Main Menu.
• Your monitor will now display the Time and Date, often known as a Time/Date
stamp. See "Display Options" for more information about the formats of the Time/
Date stamp. If you have not yet programmed any of the Display Options submenu
parameters, the Time/Date stamp should appear as follows:
3-06-97
THU A00
02:56:17P 02
Note: The letters "PL" may appear before "THU". "PL" stands for power loss - it is
displayed when the power is interrupted. It often appears when the unit is first switched
on. "PL" may be turned off by pressing the Alarm Reset Button (Button #26).
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Display Options
Submenu
Display Options
Time Format:
Date Format:
Time Screen:
Char Color:
System Code:
______________
12 Hour
mm/dd/yy
Full
White
__________
________________________
Text Position
Time Format lets you to choose a time format of either a 12-hour clock or a 24-hour.
Date Format lets you choose date formats with a slash or a dash between the month, day
and year settings. You may set this function to:
• mm/dd/yy (month/day/year; eg. 02/26/97)
• dd/mm/yy (day/month/year; eg. 26/02/97)
• dd-mmm-yy (day-month abbreviation-year; eg. 26-Feb-97)
• dd-mm-yy (day-month -year; eg. 26-02-97)
• mmm-dd-yy (month abbreviation-day-year; eg. Feb-26-97)
• yy-dd-mmm (year-day-month abbreviation; eg. 97-26-Feb)
• yy-dd-mm (year-day-month; eg. 97-26-02)
• yy-mmm-dd (year-month abbreviation-day; eg. 97-Feb-26)
• yy-mm-dd (year-month-day; eg. 97-02-26)
Time Screen lets you choose the size of the Time/Date stamp: Full, Half, and Off.
The Full Time/Date stamp is displayed as follows:
"FULL" TIME DATE
DISPLAY
POWER LOSS INDICATOR
DATE
DAY OF THE WEEK
AMOUNT OF
ALARMS RECORDED
12-04-97 PL THU A04
08:28:44A 72 T L
RECORD SPEED
LOCK INDICATOR
TIMER
INDICATOR
HOUR/MINUTES/SECONDS
plus, AM/PM
"HALF" TIME DATE
DISPLAY
The Half Time/Date stamp is displayed as followed:
12-04-97
00:07:17
NOTE: When an alarm is recorded, the colons in the time indicator change to asterisks.
12-04-97
00*07*56
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Char Color lets you choose black or white characters for the on screen Time/Date
stamp. If Black is selected, the characters will be displayed with a white border. If White
is selected, the characters will be displayed with a black border.
System Code lets you enter up to 24 characters that will be displayed with the on-screen
Time/Date stamp. You may enter the digits 0-9, upper and lower case alphabet letters,
a space and a variety of punctuation and graphic characters. Note that the first
'character' displayed in a character position is always blank space. If you wish to insert
a blank space, push NEXT or PREV immediately after moving to the desired character
position.
Entering System
Code Text
To enter a System Code line:
Text Position
Submenu
The Text Position function is a submenu that allows you to choose the position of the the
Time, Date, and System Code on your monitor. You may place them in any order on
lines 1 through 12. Please note that the Time, Date and System Code must be positioned
on different lines.
Note: V-POS and H-POS
operate independently
of the Text Position
settings in the Display
Options submenu. It is
possible that the POS
and Display Options
settings may conflict
with each other. See
"Positions & Alarm
Controls" for further information.
Note also that the Text
Position setting allow
you to set the individual
positions of the Date,
Time, and System Code
lines, whereas V-POS
and H-POS move these
three lines as a group.
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• Using the UP or DOWN buttons, move the cursor next to the System code line.
Press the PROG. button.
• A flashing block cursor will be displayed between the two dotted lines.
• Press the UP or DOWN buttons to scroll through the character choices.
• When the desired character is displayed, press the NEXT button to move to the
next character position.
• Repeat this procedure until all desired characters are displayed.
• If you wish to change a character already displayed, press the PREV button until
the desired character is flashing. Use the UP or DOWN buttons to select the new
character. Use the PREV or NEXT buttons to move to the next character position
you wish to edit or enter.
• When you have entered all the desired characters, press PROG.
Text Positions
Exit
Date Line:
01
Time Line:
02
System Code Line: 03
For example, if the Date Line is set to 06, the Time Line to 02 and the System Code Line
to 12, they will appear on the monitor as follows:
8:28:44A
72
12-04-97
THU A00
Front Lobby
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System Options
Submenu
System Options
Exit
Video Mode:
One Shot Rec:
One Shot Rep:
Auto Adv Rep:
Azimuth Sw:
Search Speed:
Auto
6 Fields
1
No
Normal
X5
Video Mode allows you set the recorder to record in color or black and white, or to
automatically detect what type of video input is being received. Note that you cannot
record from a black and white camera, set "Color" in this setting and get a color image.
You can, however, record from a color camera and have it recorded in black and white
with the "B/W" setting. This can be useful when you have a mix of black and white and
color cameras in a switcher operation. As there is a side effect of distortion during the
first few fields after switching from color to black and white or from black and white to
color, it may be desirable to set the unit to "B/W". All cameras will be recorded in black
and white, without distortion.
One Shot Rec allows you to select how many fields are recorded during One Shot
Recording. You may select 2, 4, 6, or 8 fields. Note that the unit is recording in the 48
hour speed.
One Shot Rep allows you multiply the number of times one shot fields are recorded.
You can select 1 to 128 times. For example, if you have 6 fields selected for One Shot Rec
and enter 3 for One Shot Rep, you will get 6 x 3 or 18 fields.
Auto Adv Rep allows you to set whether or not the unit will multiply the One Shot Rec
when it performs an automatic advance in the One Shot Record mode. Note that the unit
automatically performs an automatic advance every three minutes if no One Shot has
been received to diminish excessive head wear on the unit.
Azimuth Sw allows selection of Brown (B+) or Red (R-) head playback, or normal
playback. Normal is automatically selected for recording. Contact factory for more
information about brown and red heads.
Search Speed allows selection of the playback speed during Rewind/Search and Fast
Forward/Search. You may choose 3X, 5X, 7X or 9X. See "Play/Record Operations
Controls: Rewind/Search, Fast Foward/Search" for more information.
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Timer Program
Submenu
Important Note:
The Time parameter
only sets the time for
an event to begin. The
event ends when next
programmed event begins - even if the next
event begins on another day.
However, a line may
be programmed to begin a “stop” event
(available as a selection of the “Speed”
parameter).
Therefore, if you wish
an event to stop at a
specific time, you must
program it to do so as
a separate event.
This submenu allows 6 timer events to be programmed for each day of the week (i.e. 42
events in total). An event consists of the unit recording at a user-specified speed, with
the a timer output turned either off (5V) or on (0V).
TIMER PROGRAM
DAY: WED
PRO TIME
SPEED
1
—:—
02
2
—:—
02
3
—:—
02
4
—:—
02
5
—:—
02
6
—:—
02
REPEAT ALL DAYS: NO
T.O.
5V
5V
5V
5V
5V
5V
The following parameters are available with this menu:
• Day: Sunday through Saturday
• Repeat All Days: Yes, No
• Speed (in Hours): all record speeds and STOP.
• T.O.: 0V (ON), 5V (OFF)
0 to 6 events may be programmed for each day of the week. A typical example might
be programmed as follows:
TIMER PROGRAM
Note:
Press the TIMER button after programming
the menus to activate
the Timer Program
Menu. A "T" will appear in the "Full" TIME/
DATE stamp and the
Timer annunciator will
be lit in the Digital Display.
DAY: WED
PRO TIME
SPEED
1
12:00a
240
2
7:00a
24
3
5:00p
120
4
9:00p
STOP
5
—:—
02
6
—:—
02
REPEAT ALL DAYS: NO
T.O.
0V
5V
0V
5V
5V
5V
Line one is programmed to begin recording at a 240 hour speed at 12:00 AM on
Wednesday and turns on a timer output signal. This event stops at 7:00 AM as the next
event begins: the unit begins recording at a 24-hour speed, with the output signal turned
off. And so forth. Note that the 4th event is a "Stop" event. The unit will remain in STOP
mode until it encounters another Timer event.
Repeat All Days allows you to program all days of the week identically.
Alarms Submenu
The Alarms Menu gives you access to two alarm submenus.
Alarms
Exit
Alarm Memory
Alarm Record Options
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Alarm Record
Options Submenu
Alarm Record Options
Duration:
Manual
Speed:
02
Alarm Ready:
Yes
Alarm Out:
Duration
Recycle Options:
Rewind, Stop
This menu allows you to set the following alarm recording functions:
Duration sets the length of the alarm recording. Various durations are selectable: 15
seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, and manual. The manual setting
causes the alarm recording to take place as long as the alarm input is active.
Speed sets the recording speed during an alarm. All recording speeds are available
except 00.
Alarm Ready allows alarm recording from the STOP mode when set to Yes.
Alarm Out allows a choice of sending an alarm output for duration of alarm recording
when set to Duration or sending an output for duration of alarm recording, followed by
a continuous square wave (of a 1 second Period) after alarm recording when set to
Pulse.
Recycle Options allow you to choose from the following options:
• Re-Rec Even if Alarm: Rewinds tape & enters RECORD mode at beginning-of
tape even if there has been an alarm.
• Rewind, Stop: Rewinds tape and then enters STOP mode.
• Recycle, Stop If Alarm: Rewinds tape and enters STOP mode if there is an alarm;
otherwise, enters RECORD mode at beginning-of-tape.
Alarm Memory
Submenu
The Alarm Memory menu lists the first alarm and the last eight alarms recorded,
displaying the date and time of the alarm. The Alarm Reset button (#26) clears this
menu. The first line lists the amount of alarms recorded altogether (A00). This menu
is not user-programmable; however, this information may be erased by pressing the
Alarm Reset Button (button #26). The following is an example of Alarm Memory:
ALARM MEMORY
A00
1 2-26-97 WED 10:21:57
2 2-27-97 THU 9:43:02
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Camera Switcher
Pulse Submenu
The Camera Switcher Pulse Menu allows the control of an external video camera
switcher. The recorder generates a command pulse used by the switcher to trigger the
selection of its next video input. In other words, it causes the switcher to ‘switch’ from
camera to camera (usually several cameras are connected to the switcher) for recording
purposes, at a rate determined by the recorder. Separate rates may be programmed for
normal recording and alarm recording. The polarity of the pulses from the recorder
may also be programmed.
Camera Switcher Pulse
Exit
NOTE: If set to 00, no
pulse will be produced
and switching will be
disabled.
Fields / Camera
Normal Record:
02
Alarm Record:
02
Active Edge:
Neg
Both Normal and Alarm recording allow you to program rates of 1 to 99 fields per
camera. Also note that although this menu allows you to record the number of fields
recorded by a camera during an alarm, the entire duration of the alarm recording is
determined by the Duration line of the Alarm Record Menu. In other words, the
Duration line of the Alarm Record Menu determines the total time that the unit will
record during an alarm.
Active edge may be set to either positive or negative. This parameter should be set to
NEG if the video camera switcher switches on a negative going edge or POS if it
switches on a positive going edge.
NOTE: If you are not sure of your camera switcher’s active edge (timing wave), the
result of this setting is easily seen on the monitor. The picture will appear to be ‘torn’
or jumbled. If this occurs, try changing the Active Edge parameter.
System Data
Submenu
The System Menu automatically records the amount of head and total machine time
usage. It is recommended that you refer to this menu to monitor usage for periodic
maintenance purposes. This menu is non-programmable. Usage time increments in 1
hour periods.
Part refers to the Prom (and it's revision and version number) in the main microprocessor. It is also non-programmable.
The About submenu displays copyright and model number information.
System Data
Exit
Head Usage:
Total Usage:
20
20
Part: XXXXXXX Rev. XX
Version: X.XX
About
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PART FOUR: RS-232 OPTIONAL FEATURE
This feature is active only on units containing the RS-232 optional feature.
This feature allows you to control your VCR through the STD/Remote Port using a PC
or other controlling device. The RS-232 protocol is set in the STD/Remote Port menu.
A list of RS-232 commands follows below.
RS-232
FEATURE
STD/Remote Port
Menu
Pinout for RS232 Port
13
1
25
14
This submenu sets the protocol for the STD/Remote port and is displayed in the Main
Menu:
STD/REMOTE PORT
Exit
Baud:
Parity:
Mode:
Code:
19200
None
1-Stop
8-bit ASCII
The following parameters are available with this menu:
1.
2.
3.
7.
GND
TXD (IN)
RXD (OUT)
GND
• Baud: 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
• Parity: None, Odd, Even
• Mode: 1 Stop, 2 Stop
• Code: 7-Bit ASCII, 8-Bit ASCII
For operational information for remote usage, see the Appendix “Remote Terminal
Interface”. Also see "Installation" for rear panel interface information. For more
information concerning STD operation, please contact factory or authorized service
cente.
Remote Terminal
Interface
Commands
Most functions of this time-lapse recorder may be controlled from a personal computer
or dumb terminal supplying an asynchronous port. This unit also supports the STD
(Storage Transfer Device) data transfer format. For more information concerning the
STD, please contact the factory or your local authorized dealer, or refer to your STD
manual.
Five command sets control the operation of the recorder:
• Set 1: Operational Control Commands, (Play, Counter Reset, etc.)
• Set 2: VCR Extended Status Commands (Tab, Index, Lock, etc.)
• Set 3: Program Control Function Commands (Program, Previous, Up, Down, etc.)
• Set 4: Tape Speed Commands
• Set 5: Extended Commands ((Date Set, Timer Program, etc.)
The recorder remote will respond to commands with (unless otherwise noted):
* - command accepted, or
? - command incorrect, does not exist or cannot be perfomed
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Operational
Control
Commands
The Operational Control Commands are entered by pressing the Control-A and then
pressing the number or symbol key listed next to the commands below. Important
Note: Letters are case sensitive for all the commands on the following pages.
Eg. Pressing Control and "A" and then 1 sends a Rewind Command.
Control + A + 1
Control + A + 2
Control + A + 3
Control + A + 4
Control + A + 5
Control + A + 6
Control + A + 7
Control + A + 8
Control + A + 9
VCR Status
Return Command
Rewind
Fast Forward
Record
Play
Stop
Field Advance
Still/Pause
Reverse Play
One Shot
Control + A + :
Control + A + ;
Control + A + <
Control + A + =
Control + A + !
Control + A + S
Field Reverse
Timer Mode Off/On
Record Check
Counter Reset
VCR Status
VCR Extended Status
Notes:
VCR Status Return (Ctrl+A+!): when the recorder receives this command, it will return
the following data:
• Mode of Operation [PLAY, RECORD, F.FWD, REWIND, STOP, F.ADV, R.ADV,
R.PLAY, REVIEW (Rewind/Search), CUE (Fast Foward/Search), STILL, or
Error]
• Tape Speed [02, 18, 24, etc., including 00]
• Tape Counter [00000....99999 TLC2100 SHD], [00000.....09999, TLC2100]
• Timer Mode ["T=Off" or "T=On"]
• Alarm Counter [000...099]
• Tape Status [NORM(AL), BEG(IN), END, OUT, LOW]
• WARNINGS [NONE, CYL, MECH1, MECH2, REEL1, REEL2]
• HD [hd = On or hd = Off; TLC2100 SHD only]
Example response to the VCR Status Command:
RECORD, 240, 1500, T=OFF, 000, NORM, NONE, hd=Off
Explanation: Unit is in RECORD mode at 240 hour speed; counter reads 1500; the timer
is OFF; no alarms in memory; tape is in normal position; and no warnings.
VCR Extended
Status Command
Note:
For more information
about Tape End, see
"Appendix A"
VCR Extended Status (Ctrl+A+S): when the recorder receives this command, it will
return the following data:
• Tab [Tab=On or Tab=Off] Note: Tab=On means write protected, Tab light is on
• Alarm Index [Index=On or Index=Off]
• Mode Lock [Lock=On or Lock=Off]
• T.End [T.End=On or T.End=Off]
• SVHS [SVHS=On or SVHS=Off]
• Power Loss [PL=On or PL=Off]
• Head [Head=dddddd dddddd = 000000 to 999999] Note: 'd' represents a digit
• Total [Total=dddddd
dddddd = 000000 to 999999]
• Warn [Warn=dd
dd=00 to 99, number of warnings which occurred]
Example response to the VCR Extend Status Command:
Tab=Off,Index=Off,Lock=Off,T.End=Off,SVHS=On,PL=Off,Head000003,Total=000003,Warn=00
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Program Control
Functions
Control + A + A Program
Control + A + B Previous
Control + A + C Next
Control + A + D Down
Control + A + E Up
Control + A + F Black/White
Control + A + G Vertical Position
Control + A + H Horizontal Position
Control + A + I Alarm Reset
Control + A + J Rec/Play Hours Down
Tape Speed
Commands
The Tape Speed Commands are entered by pressing the Control -S, and then pressing
the letter or symbol key listed next to the commands below. These commands do not
echo back the command characters. If, in response to a command, the specified speed was
switched, the response will be "CR LF*". If the specified speed could not be switched, the
reponse will be "?CR LF*".
Control + A + K Rec/Play Hours Up
Control + A + L Alarm Index
Control + A + M A [A Button Function]
Control + A + N B [B Button Function]
Control + A + O C [C Button Function]
Control + A + P Normal/HD Mode
[HD models]
Control + A + Q Mode Lock
Control + A + S VCR Extended Status
Eg. Pressing Control and "S" and then @ sends a 2 Hour Command.
The following set of commands is for Normal Tape Speeds:
Control + S + @
Control + S + A
Control + S + B
Control + S + C
Control + S + D
Control + S + E
Control + S + F
Control + S + G
02 Hour
18 Hour
24 Hour
48 Hour
72 Hour
120 Hour
180 Hour
240 Hour
Control + S + H
Control + S + I
Control + S + J
Control + S + K
Control + S + L
Control + S + M
Control + S + N
Control + S + O
360 Hour
480 Hour
600 Hour
720 Hour
960 Hour
00 Hour
A18 Hour
A24 Hour
Note: these commands
The following set of commands is for HD Tape Speeds (Note:
are only operational with SHD models):
Notes:
The 00 hour (one-shot)
speed will work for all
operating modes except Play mode.
The A24/30 hour speed
command will work for
all operating modes
except Record mode.
The A12/A18 hour
speed
commands
work for all modes.
The VCR can determine if it is audio or
not, based on the operating mode.
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Control + S + @
Control + S + A
Control + S + B
Control + S + C
Control + S + D
Control + S + E
Control + S + F
Control + S + G
06 Hour
18 Hour
30 Hour
48 Hour
72 Hour
120 Hour
175 Hour
240 Hour
Control + S + H
Control + S + I
Control + S + J
Control + S + K
Control + S + L
Control + S + M
Control + S + N
Control + S + O
360 Hour
480 Hour
600 Hour
720 Hour
960 Hour
00 Hour
A18 Hour
A30 Hour
Note (for SHD models only) that the command characters are the same in both sets of
commands, but the controlling factor is whether the VCR is operating in Normal or HD
mode. If you are in Normal mode and wish to send HD speed commands, you must first
switch from the Normal mode to the HD mode (or vice-versa).
For example: if the VCR is in 2-hr. speed (Normal mode) and you wish to switch to 6hr. speed (HD mode), you would have to follow these steps: 1) put VCR in STOP mode,
2) switch to HD mode and, 3) switch to 6 hr. mode. Therefore, you would need to send
the following commands in this order: Control+A+5, Control+A+P, Control+S+@.
Important Note: You can only switch between normal and HD modes when the VCR
is in Stop mode.
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Extended
Commands
The Extended Commands are entered by pressing the "Greater Than" key ">"
and an alphanumeric key. These commands are also case sensitive.
NOTE: The Extended
Commands may also
be used to enquire
about the specific
setting of each command by entering the
command without
data.
>A
>C
>D
>O
>P
>T
>V
>t
Set/Read Alarm Record Setup
Set/Read System Code, up to 24 characters
Set/Read Date
Set/ReadCamera Switcher Pulse Output
Set/Read Timer Program
Set/Read Time
Read Firmware versions
Tape End Reset (command format is >ter)
Notes:
Set Date Command syntax:
Set Date
Command
>D<Month><Day><Year><Weekday>
Parameters:
<Month> =[01....12] *
<Day> =
[01....31] *
<Year> =
[00....99]
<Weekday> =
[1....7] [1 (Sunday), 2 (Monday)....7 (Saturday)]
* Note: you must enter a zero before a single digit for both month and
day. Eg. "3" must be entered as 03.
Entry of the Weekday parameter is optional as it is automatically
calculated by the software.
An error response will occur for illegal dates, such as Feb. 30 or Nov. 31.
Reply
"*" if correct
"?" followed by "*" on next line if incorrect
Read Date
Command
Read Date Command Syntax:
>D
Reply:
<Time><Space><Date><Space><Weekday>
Example:
18:58:36 03/06/96 Sun
Set Time
Command
Set Time Command syntax:
>T<Hours><Minutes><Seconds>
Parameters:
<Hours> =
<Minutes> =
<Seconds> =
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[00....23] (24-hour format)
[00....59]
[00....59]
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Read Time
Command
Read Time Command Syntax:
>T
Reply:
<Time><Space><Date><Space><Weekday>
Example:
18:58:36 03/06/97 Thu
Set System Code
Command
Set System Code Command syntax:
>C<System Code> (System Code is 1 to 24 ASCII characters)
Read System Code Command Syntax:
>C
Reply:
<System Code>
Note: characters which are not supported by the VCR's character generator will be
converted to spaces.
The following characters are supported by the character generator:
0 through 9, all upper and lower case alphabet characters, a "space" and:
; (semi-colon) , (comma) . (period) - (dash) : (colon) ' (apostrophe) " (beginning quote
mark) ? + = ~ # $ % & ) ( * D F A G
Set Timer
Program
Command
Set Timer Program Command syntax:
>P<WeekDayNum><ProgramNum><Hours><Minutes><Speed><TimerOut>
Parameters:
<Weekday> =
<ProgramNum> =
<Hours> =
<Minutes> =
<Speed> =
<Timer Out> =
[1....7] [1 (Sunday), 2 (Monday)....7 (Saturday)]
[1....6]
[00....23] (24-hour format)
[00....59]
[@, A.....O] (see Tape Speed Commands for tape speed)
[0 or 1] (0V or 5V)
Reply
Pro
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Time
10:59A
--:---:---:---:---:--
Speed
02
02
02
02
02
02
T.O.
5V
5V
5V
5V
5V
5V
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PART FIVE: DC OPTIONAL FEATURE
Introduction
This feature is active only on units containing the DC optional feature.
The DC feature allows a time-lapse recorder to operate using DC power, in addition to
commercial AC power. The recorder may therefore be used where commercial power
is unavailable. The DC feature may be used with an external battery back-up system
for the recorder to ensure uninterrupted service if power is lost. Any 10-15 volt DC
power source with a current rating of at least 3.0 amps may be used (a car battery, for
example). When a battery is connected to the recorder while the unit is powered by an
AC source, the battery experiences a small current drain (about 55 mA). A separate
trickle charger can be used to keep the battery fully charged for extended periods of
time.
Installation
See the diagrams on the next page for the configurations described below.
Configuration 1. If you are required to use the recorder with a DC battery continuously
or very frequently, connect a 12 Volt DC battery to the terminal block located on the rear
panel of the time-lapse video recorder. The positive line connects to the 12V terminal,
and the negative line to the GND terminal.
Configuration 2. If your DC application requires you to use the recorder for a limted
time each day, Configuration 1 may cause the recorder's internal memory back-up
battery to lose its charge. In order to circumvent this loss of charge, a 12V BC (Battery
Charge) terminal is available on the terminal block.
Connect a positive line to the 12V BC terminal, and a negative line to the GND terminal.
Then connect another positive line to the 12V terminal, with a simple ON/OFF switch
installed in the line. The connection to the 12V BC terminal will draw a very small
amount of current from your 12 Volt DC battery and keep the recorder's internal
memory battery charged. When the recorder is not in use, turn the switch to OFF and
this will eliminate the battery drain on your 12 Volt DC battery.
Configuration 3. For battery back-up applications, attach a trickle charger to the
battery following the instructions provided with the charger. Connect the battery to the
recorder as described in Configuration 1.
Operation
The unit will operate using only a DC power supply. However, when external AC
power is provided, the unit automatically operates from the AC supply. If power loss
occurs, the DC supply instantly takes over. The recorder draws about 3 amps from
its DC power source when it is threading a tape, and draws a maximum of 1.5 amps
while recording in the 2-hr. mode (2.0 amp peak during time-lapse).
Battery Rating/
Estimated Record
Times Chart
The chart below lists conservative estimates of how long the recorder can operate when
powered by various capacity batteries. These estimates are for fully charged batteries
in good condition, and assume a continuous 2 amp power drain.
BATTERY RATING
60 amp hour
45 amp hour
40 amp hour
30 amp hour
20 amp hour
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30 hours
22 hours
20 hours
15 hours
10 hours
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Configuration 1:
DC Installation Frequent Usage
IN
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
12V
12V
BC
GND
+
Configuration 2:
DC InstallationInfrequent
Usage
IN
IN
VIDEO
OUT
-
B
-
D
OUT
AUDIO
12V GND
12V
BC
C Switch
+
Configuration 3:
DC Installation
With Trickle
Charger
IN
IN
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
e
f
12V GND
12V
BC
g
+
h
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-
12 VDC
CAR BATTERY
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APPENDIX A: EXTERNAL INTERFACE
Detailed
Description of
External Interface:
15-Pin "D"
Connector
IN
IN
8
15
VIDEO
OUT
OUT
AUDIO
1
9
15-Pin "D"
Connector
PIN 1 ALARM INPUT
Accepts a contact closure to Ground or TTL level signal. The closure or TTL LOW
level input activates the alarm mode.
PIN 2 ALARM OUTPUT
Output is driven to +12V and can drive 10 mA. when the alarm mode is activated.
PIN 3 ONE SHOT INPUT
Accepts a contact closure to Ground or a TTL level signal. The contact closure or
TTL LOW level Input activates the One-Shot recording, provided the recorder is
in the Record mode and the 00 hr speed is selected.
PIN 4 REC OUT
When the recorder is in any mode except Record mode, the output is 0V. When in
Record mode, the output supplies 10 mA at 12V.
PIN 5 +12 VDC OUT
Capable of supplying 50 mA Max through a 100 mA fuse.
PIN 6 WARNING OUT
Tape transport malfunction. Driven Low when a malfunction occurs, otherwise
+5V. Pulled up to +5V through a 4.7K ý resistor.
PIN 7 LOW TAPE OUT
When in Record mode and about 6% of the tape remains before the end of the video
tape, the output becomes active (0V) and can sink 10 mA of current. When inactive
(+5V), it is pulled to +5V through a 4.7K ý resistor.
PIN 8 REC CHECK IN
Accepts a contact closure to Ground or TTL level signal. The closure or TTL LOW
level activates the Rec Check mode provided the recorder is in the Record mode.
PIN 9 TIMER OUTPUT
Output follows the levels defined in the Timer menu. See Timer Program section.
When ON (0V), can sink 10mA of current. When OFF (5V), is pulled to 5V through
a 4.7K ý resistor.
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Detailed
Description of
External Interface:
15-Pin "D"
Connector
{Continued}
Connected to
15-Pin "D"
connector
Pin11
Tape End Out
VCR 1
Connected to
15-Pin "D"
connector
Pin10
Rec Start In
VCR 2
6.8K
1/4W
4.7K
1/4W
PIN 10 REC START IN
Accepts a +5V level input or a TTL level signal. The +5V input or TTL HIGH level
activates the Record mode. May be used in conjunction with another recorder with
this input connected to the Tape End output Pin 11 through a resistor voltage
divider (see figure above). When tape runs out on the first recorder, this function
will put the second recorder into record mode.
Pin 11 TAPE END OUT
When in Record mode (not in Recycle Record, however), the output gets pulled
to +12V when end-of-tape occurs and is latched in this mode until the tape is
ejected from the recorder. This output can supply 10mA at +12V.
PIN 12 CAMERA SWITCHER PULSE OUT
This TTL output is programmable via the on-screen display and the Record /Play
buttons on the front panel. It is intended to be connected to an external camera
switcher and causes the switcher to cycle through the cameras connected to it.
PIN 13 REMOTE IN
Accepts a contact closure to Ground through a resistor network to activate various
modes. Different modes are activated depending on the resistance to Ground at
the pin. See Appendix B.
PINS 14 & 15 COMMON
Connected to common system Ground. Used as a reference level for all inputs and
outputs on this connector.
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APPENDIX B: REMOTE CONTROL FEATURE
The Remote Control Feature permits control of the unit from a remote wired
location. This is accomplished by wiring contacts 13 and 15 on the 15-pin "D"
connector on the rear of the recorder to a switch/resistor network, shown
below. The following functions can be activated by using the remote pins:
STOP, PLAY, STILL, REWIND, FIELD FORWARD, FAST FORWARD, SPEED
CHANGE, & RECORD.
RESISTOR NETWORK
15
C - Resistor Network
A - GND
13
B - Remote In
1
2
3
4
F- GEDSTOP PLAY STILL REW
5
6
IHFIELD FF
FWD
7
8
JUP
KREC
• Not active in "Lock Mode"
• Resistor Network is supplied as service part, Number F1372561
• REMOTE CONTROL may also be activated using standard resistors in place of the
Resistor Network, as shown below:
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1.5k
3.3k
2
3
6.2k
10k
15k
33k
4
5
6
7
68k
8
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APPENDIX C: WARNING CODES
Digital Display
Codes
An "Error" annunciator in the Digital Display will be displayed for the following events:
•Error 1 - Cylinder Lock
•Error 2 - Mecha Lock-1
•Error 3 - Mecha Lock-2
•Error 4 - Reel Lock-1
•Error 5 - Reel Lock-2
The Warning Data may be displayed on the monitor by first displaying the Main Menu
and then pressing STOP, DOWN and H-POS. A typical Warning Data line will be
displayed as followed:
121 091297 133445 CYRD21
Note: Perform a System Reset to clear the
Error Message. The Reset must be performed
to access the Main
Menu.
• The leftmost column displays the number of times the failure occurred. A "1"
means once, a "0" means twice. A line will record only one or two failures. In the
example above, the failure occurred once. The system will not go into the error
mode unless it gets the same error twice.
• Moving to the right, the next two columns display the number of event (from 0 to
99). The display will list the first warning and the last eight warnings. In the
example above, "21" is the 21st event.
• Moving to the right, the next six columns display the date on which the warning
occurred. In the example above, the date is September 12, 1997 (09/12/97).
• Moving to the right, the next six columns display the time in a 24-hour format
(hours-minutes-seconds). In the example above, the time is 1:34:45PM.
• Moving to the right, the next two columns display the Warning Data code (see
chart on next page for explanation of the codes). In the example above, these
column display "CY". As listed in the Warning Data chart below, "CY" stands for
Cylinder Lock.
• Moving to the right, the next two columns display the Status Code (see chart on
next page for explanation of the codes). In the example above, these column
display "RD". As listed in the Status chart below, "RD" stands for REC (Record).
In other words, the warning occurred while in RECORD mode.
• Moving to the right, the next column displays the Tape Speed Code (see chart on
next page for explanation of the codes). In the example above, this column
displays "2". As listed in the Tape Speed chart below, "2" stands for A24.
• The rightmost column displays the Tape Position Code (see chart on next page for
explanation of the codes). In the example above, this column displays "1". As
listed in the Tape Speed chart, "1" stands for 1/7. This means the warning
occurred in the last 1/7 of the tape.
To sum up:
Occurrence
number
Number
of times
Time
(hours-minutesseconds)
121 091297 133445 CYRD21
Date
(month-day-year)
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Codes
(Warning Data,
Status, Speed,
Position)
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Codes
Warning Data Codes
CY
Cylinder Lock
MO
Mecha-Lock-1
M1
Mecha-Lock-2 (Position, FL)
M2
Mecha-Lock-3 (Position, UNLOAD)
M3
Mecha-Lock-3 (Position, STOP)
M4
Mecha-Lock-3 (Position, FF/REW)
M5
Mecha-Lock-3 (Position, REC/PLAY)
M6
Mecha-Lock-3 (Position, SLOW)
M7
Mecha-Lock-3 (Position, R. SLOW)
M8
Mecha-Lock-3 (Position, REV)
M9
Mecha-Lock-3 (Position, TRANSIENT)
R1
Reel Lock-1
R2
Reel Lock-2
Status Codes
ST
Normal STOP
F1
FF (During count a tape position)
F2
FF (During soft landing)
F3
FF (During high speed FF)
R1
REW (During count a tape position)
R2
REW (During soft landing)
R3
REW (During high speed REW)
RS
REC Pause
RD
REC
PS
STILL
PL
PLAY
RP
REV. PLAY
FA
FIELD ADVANCE
FR
FIELD REVERSE
CU
CUE
RV
REVIEW
PF
Power Off
Tape Speed Codes
0
02
1
18
2
A24
3
24
4
48
5
72
6
120
7
180
8
240
9
360
A
480
B
600
C
720
D
960
E
00
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Tape Position Codes
Not finished count a tape position
0
Near the tape end position
1
1/7
2
2/7
3
3/7
4
4/7
5
5/7
6
6/7
7
Near the tape beginning position
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APPENDIX D: PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
What?
The only end-user maintenance recommended is keeping the video heads and lower cylinder clean. The three
most important ways to maintain cleanliness and maximize the useful life of the video heads are as follows:
For major cleanings, contact a qualified service technician or call the number below to receive the name and
phone number of the nearest Authorized Service Center
(call from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time):
1. Use only RECOMMENDED tapes:
GYYR TDK MAXELL BASF
1-800-445-9524 extension 1 (all 50 States & Canada) or
1-714-772-1000 or
1-714-780-7939 FAX or
1-714-780-7943 FAX
2. Stay within the recommended maximum tape passes:
RECORD/
MAXIMUM
PLAY HRS.
PASSES
2 -6
50
18 - 72
20
120 - 168
15
175 - 240
10
360 - 960
5
00 (One Shot)
2
3. Operate in an environment as cool (no lower than
40° F) and as dust free as possible.
Need Help?
For operational, application and technical questions, call
call from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time:
1-800-854-6854 (all 50 States & Canada) or
1-800-388-6363 FAX
1-714-772-1000 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time)
For technical support, call:
1-800-926-2609 (all 50 States & Canada) or
1-800-388-6363 FAX
When?
Every year or approximately 10,000 TOTAL USAGE
HOURS as shown in the Systems Data submenu, the
unit should be inspected and serviced by a competent,
trained technician. Servicing the unit on a regular basis
will minimize potential problems and unexpected failures.
System Data
Exit
Head Usage:
Total Usage:
In addition, after hours ON-CALL operational, technical
and application support is available by calling:
1-800-926-2609
1-800-445-9524
Preventative Maintenance...
2000
2000
Part: 8201540 Rev. N/C
Version: 0.17
About
How?
Video Head Cleaning: The recorder has an internal
automatic video head cleaning system. If playback has
excessive noise across the entire video picture and the
appropriate Tracking Control does not help, a video
head cleaning may be necessary.
After 8000 hours or 1 year, potential wear problems
begin to increase. To minimize down time, the unit
should be completely serviced by a local Authorized
Service Center or GYYR Service Group.
GYYR Service Group offers spare parts sales, repairs, and
refurbishments. In addition, customized service programs are available. For more information, call:
1-800-445-9524 extension 1 for Parts Sales
1-800-445-9524 extension 2 for Repair Lab
1-800-445-9524 extension 5 for Administration
The internal head cleaning system can be activated by
ejecting the tape and reinserting. If that procedure does
not help and a service technician is not available and
time is of the essence, the 3M brand cleaning cassette has
been found to be acceptable (please follow instructions)
and can be purchased locally.
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Sometimes when problems occur, they can be easily solved by carefully checking overlooked possibilities. Please
check this list before contacting your authorized service center.
PROBLEM:
CHECK:
FOR MORE INFO
IN MANUAL
No Front Panel Display
Verify AC Power. Is the unit plugged in?
Internal fuse may be blown. Have fuse checked
by qualified service technician.
Poor picture on monitor
in RECORD or STOP mode
Check monitor/camera adjustments,
cable connections and 75ý termination on monitor
pages 8, 17
No Time/Date Display but
video is present
Check that Time/Date is turned on and check
settings in Time/Date submenu.
Check the V-POS control: display may be
positioned 'off-screen'.
If using a multiplexer, quad or switcher, check
that video on monitor is from VCR.
page 23
No Video on monitor, but
digital display lit
Verify that VCR In & VCR Out connections are
correct. Connect camera directly to monitor to
insure video is present.
page 17
TIME/DATE present but no
video.
Same as above (video not necessary
to display Time/Date stamp).
Streaks or noise appear on
picture during playback
Adjust Tracking & Sharpness Controls
Video cassette may need replacing
Is Azimuth Sw set to "Normal" in System
Options menu
Check Head and Total Usage Hours in System
Data menu. If greater than 8000, the unit may
need servicing
Unit will not enter RECORD
or PLAY mode
Is power switched on?
Check if "Tape End" is lit on the Digital Display.
If so, eject tape and reinsert.
Check if "Error" is lit on the Digital Display.
If so, check warning codes.
Check if "Lock" is lit on the Digital Display.
Deactivate Lock mode or contact supervisor.
page 12
page 10
pages 25
page 41
pages 14, 15
pages 39, 40
"PL" flashes in the TIME/
DATE display
Press Alarm Reset button. "PL" indicates a
Power Loss
page 12
Timer recording did not
operate correctly
TIMER menu may not have been set properly
Was Timer button pressed after programming?
Verify by checking if "T" displayed in Time/
Date stamp and "Timer" is lit in the Digital Display
Tape length may have been exceeded
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PROBLEM:
Picture on monitor jitters
CHECK:
Try one or combination of the following
during time-lapse playback:
Adjust Horizontal & Vertical Hold on monitor
Adjust Tracking controls on front panel
Adjust V-Lock on front panel
FOR MORE INFO
IN MANUAL
page 10
"Alarm" light flashing in
Digital Display
An Alarm has occurred. Press "Alarm Reset"
button to clear.
page 12
Tape will not eject
Check if "Lock" is lit on the Digital Display.
Deactivate Lock mode or contact supervisor.
Momentarily remove AC power, then
check warning codes.
page 15
Unit does not start
re-recording after rewind
Check the Recycle options settings in Alarm
Record Options menu.
page 27
Cannot change
programming
Is unit in Timer mode? Deactivate Timer mode.
If operating any of the units functions,
put unit in Stop mode.
Check if "Lock" is lit on the Digital Display.
Deactivate Lock mode or contact supervisor.
page 13
Menu programming does
not hold after power loss
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pages 39, 40
page 11
page 15
Keep unit powered for a minimum of 24 hours
to charge internal battery.
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APPENDIX F: SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Tape Cassette:
Video
Recording
System:
Standard 2-hour 1/2" VHS T-120
or T-130 VHS Gyyr Tape
4 Rotary heads, helical scan
Luminance: FM Recording
Color: Rotary Phase, converted sub-carrier.
direct recording, self-cleaning heads
Selectable Speeds for
Record/Playback: 00 (one-shot) 2, 18, 24, 48, 72, 120, 180, 240,
360, 480, 600, 720 and 960 hours
One Shot:
2, 4, 6 or 8 fields, 1x to 128x repeater
High Speed
Video Scan:
2 Hour x3, x5, x7, x9
Rewind/Fast
Forward Time:
2.5 minutes average
Recycle Display: Rewind, Stop
Record, Even if Alarm
Record, Stop if Alarm
Timer:
6 event per day -7 days a week
Battery Backup: 720 Hours
PHYSICAL
Dimensions:
17.1" x 14.4" x 5.2"
(43.6 cm x 36.6 cm X 13.3 cm)
Weight:
15.4 lbs. (7 kg)
Operating Temp.: 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
ELECTRICAL
Power:
TIME/DATE GENERATOR {continued}
Display
First Line:
Month, Day, Year (various formats),
Power Loss, Weekday, and Alarm Count
Second Line:
Hour, Minutes, Seconds,
AM/PM or 24-hour clock,
Record Speed, Timer 'On', and Security Lock
Third Line:
System Code Title Line; up to 24 alphanumeric
characters may be entered
Format:
12-hour (AM/PM) , 24 hour
VIDEO
Signal Format:
Input:
Output:
Horizontal Resolution
VHS Mode:
400 lines monochrome
240 lines color
Signal-to-Noise: Greater than 45 dB
AUDIO
Input:
Output:
Frequency
Response:
Record/
Playback speeds:
120 VAC, 60 Hz
22 Watts
ALARM COMMAND
By contact closure
Recording Rate: All recording speeds
Alarm Durations: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute,
3 minutes, 5 minutes, or manual
Alarm Index:
Searches to each alarm on playback
TIME/DATE GENERATOR
Character
Height:
14 scan lines
Position:
Adjustable top to bottom; left to right
Color:
Black/white selectable
Daylight Savings: 2 button push
Camera Switcher
Pulse:
0-99 fields (normal recording)
0-99 fields (alarm recording)
EIA Standard: 525 lines, 60 fields,
NTSC color (Color/Black White, Auto select)
1.0V p-p 75ý unbalanced
1.0V p-p 75ý unbalanced
CONNECTIONS
Video In:
Video Out:
Audio In:
Audio Out:
Alarm In:
Alarm Out
-7.8 dBm, 50 K ý impedance, unbalanced
-7.8 dBm, 600 ý impedance, unbalanced
±3 dB, 100 Hz to 10 kHz at 2 hr. record
02, 18, 24 hour record
02, A18, A24 playback
BNC
BNC
RCA phono jack
RCA phono jack
15-pin "D" connector
15-pin "D" connector
15-pin "D" Connector:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
ALARM IN
ALARM OUT
ONE SHOT IN
REC OUT
12 VDC, FUSED
WARNING OUT
LOW TAPE OUT
8. REC CHECK IN
9. TIMER OUTPUT
10. REC START IN
11. TAPE END OUT
12. CS OUT
13. REMOTE IN
14-15. COMMON
25-pin "D" Connector Supported Pins (RS232 Models Only):
1.
2.
3.
7.
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TXD (IN)
RXD (OUT)
GND
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1
25
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During the period of three (3) year after sale to the original end-user, the
manufacturer warrants this product in workmanship and material.
The manufacturer will replace all necessary parts without a charge for
parts or labor.
The warranty shall not apply to defects resulting from unauthorized
modification, misuse, fire, floods, acts of nature or alterations of serial number.
The manufacturer makes no other warranty, either expressed or implied,
with respect to its products. The manufacturer specifically disclaims the
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
However, any implied warrant of merchantability or fitness that may apply is
limited to time periods listed above. Some states or provinces do not allow
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consequential, arising out of the use or inability to use the product.
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1515 S. MANCHESTER AVENUE
ANAHEIM, CA 92802-9907
1515 South Manchester Avenue
Anaheim, California USA 92802-2907
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Tel: (714) 780-7923
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