JVC VCR SR-9090U User's manual

JVC VCR SR-9090U User's manual
VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER
SR-9090U
RECORDING
PREPARATION
INSTRUCTIONS
ON-SCREEN/MENU
SWITCHES
CONNECTIONS
CONTROLS AND
CONNECTORS
INTRODUCTION
R
SR-9090U
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
EJECT
PLAYBACK AND
SPECIAL-EFFECTS
PLAYBACK
REC
OPERATE
OPERATE
Thank you for purchasing this JVC product.
Before operating this unit, please read
the instructions carefully to ensure the
best possible performance.
This instruction manual
is made from 100%
recycled paper.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Serial No. which is
located on the rear of cabinet. Retain
this information for future reference.
Model No.
SR-9090U
Serial No.
SL96174
APPENDIXES
OPTIONAL
SA-K97U RS-232C
INTERFACE BOARD
TROUBLESHOOTING
HDR
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE D’ELECTROCUTION
NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INDIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the 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.
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER TOUT RISQUE D’ELECTROCUTION
NE PAS OUVRIR LE BOITER.
AUCUNE PIECE INTERIEURE N’EST
A REGLER PAR L’UTILISATEUR.
SE REFERER A UN AGENT QUALIFIE EN CAS DE PROBLEME.
Le symbole de l’éclair à l’intérieur d’un triangle
équilatéral est destiné à alerter l’utilisateur sur la
présence d’une “tension dangereuse” non isolée
dans le boîtier du produit. Cette tension est suffisante
pour provoquer l’électrocution de personnes.
Le point d’exclamation à l’intérieur d’un triangle
équilatéral est destiné à alerter l’utilisateur sur la
présence d’opérations d’entretien importantes au
sujet desquelles des renseignements se trouvent
dans le manuel d’instructions.
*Ces symboles ne sont utilisés qu’aux Etats-Unis.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
AVERTISSEMENT:
POUR EVITER LES RISQUES D’INCENDIE OU
D’ELECTROCUTION, NE PAS EXPOSER
L’APPAREIL A L’HUMIDITE OU A LA PLUIE.
This unit should be used with 120 V AC only.
Ce magnétoscope ne doit être utilisé que sur du
courant alternatif en 120 V.
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shocks and fire hazards, DO NOT
use any other power source.
NOTE:
ATTENTION:
Afin d’éviter tout resque d’incendie ou
d’électrocution, ne pas utiliser d’autres sources
d’alimentation électrique.
The rating plate (serial number plate) is on the rear of the unit.
REMARQUE:
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
● Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
● Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
● Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
● Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
La plaque d’identification (numéro de série) se trouve sur le
panneau arrière de l’appareil.
WARNING:
The battery used in the SR-9090U must be replaced by a JVC
authorized service dealer only.
CAUTION
CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT APPROVED BY JVC
COULD VOID USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE
EQUIPMENT.
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC
RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING
TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING
INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
2
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for
radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the
interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital
Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Department of Communications.
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits
radioélectriques applicables aux appareils numériques de
Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le matériel brouilleur:
“Appareils Numériques”, NMB-003 édictée par le ministre des
Communications.
OPERATION LOCK
By engaging the operation lock system [LOCK], you can prevent accidental or deliberate interference with recording
operation or power supply.
When this function is activated, all operation buttons are disabled. However, you can still control the recorder with the
remote control.
SR-9080U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
“LOCK” indicator
[LOCK] button
[TIME MODE+/–] button
1 Engage the mode you want to lock (such as the Rec or Play mode).
2 While pressing the [LOCK] button, press the [TIME MODE+/–] button. “LOCK” is shown on the display, indicating
”
that the Operation Lock mode is engaged.
3 To unlock the VCR, press the [TIME MODE+/–] button while pressing the [LOCK] button. The “LOCK” indication on
the display disappears and the unit can now be operated normally.
To prevent unauthorized use, detach this page and keep it in a safe place.
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CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
Major Features ............................................. 6
Periodical Maintenance ................................ 7
Precautions .................................................. 7
Daily Inspection ............................................ 8
2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-1 Front Panel ................................................... 9
2-2 Display ....................................................... 11
2-3 Rear Panel ................................................. 12
3 CONNECTIONS
3-1 Connecting to a Camera ............................ 14
3-2 System Using Sequential Switcher ............ 15
3-3 Connecting the Rear Panel Input/Output
Terminal Connections ................................ 16
4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-4
4-5
4-6
4-7
On-Screen Display ..................................... 17
Main Menu Display ..................................... 18
Date and Time Setting ............................... 19
Hour Meter Display .................................... 20
Alarm Input/Power Loss Data Display ........ 21
Menu Switch Setting .................................. 22
Contents of Menu Switches ........................ 23
5 PREPARATION
5-1 Cassette Loading/Unloading ...................... 27
5-2 Recording/Playback Speed Mode
Selection .................................................... 28
7 PLAYBACK AND SPECIAL-EFFECTS
PLAYBACK
7-1 Preparation ................................................. 46
7-2 Playback ..................................................... 46
7-3 Special-Effects Playback ........................... 47
• Still/Field Advance/Reverse Playback ..... 47
• Shuttle Search ......................................... 48
7-4 Alarm Search/Date and Time Search ......... 49
7-5 Repeat Playback ........................................ 51
7-6 Counter Memory Function .......................... 51
7-7 Tracking/V. Lock Adjustment ...................... 52
7-8 V. Pulse ...................................................... 52
8 TROUBLESHOOTING
8-1 Error Indications ......................................... 53
8-2 No Error Indication ..................................... 54
9 OPTIONAL SA-K97U RS-232C INTERFACE
BOARD
9-1 Installation of the SA-K97U ........................ 55
9-2 SA-K97U Specifications ............................. 56
9-3 SA-K97U RS-232C Protocol &
Commands ................................................. 57
10 APPENDIXES
10-1 Tape Reel Counter/Tape Remaining Time
Table .......................................................... 64
10-2 Rear Panel’s Inputs/Outputs ...................... 65
10-3 Specifications ............................................. 66
6 RECORDING
6-1 Switch Setting During Recording ................ 29
6-2 Recording Basic Operation ........................ 30
6-3 Timer Recording ......................................... 31
• Timer Recording Program Setting ........... 31
• Holiday Timer Recording Setting ............. 35
• Canceling/Changing Timer Recording
Program .................................................. 36
• Notes on Timer Recording ...................... 37
6-4 Alarm Recording ........................................ 38
6-5 Sensor Recording ...................................... 40
6-6 Series Recording ........................................ 41
6-7 Repeat Recording ...................................... 43
6-8 Recording with External VCR Activation
Signal ......................................................... 44
6-9 How to Restore Recording After Power
Failure ........................................................ 45
6-10 External Timer Recording ........................... 45
6-11 Tape End Buzzer ....................................... 45
The SR-9090U is a video cassette recorder able to execute
timelapse recording with VHS cassettes.
mark.
Use only video cassettes bearing the
This unit is designed for professional use.
JVC is not liable for compensation for loss or damage
to recordings in the event this unit fails to record or play
back properly because the unit malfunctions or a
defective video cassette tape is used.
Please note that it may be unlawful to use any material
recorded from TV broadcast programs or pre-recorded
programs without the consent of the owner of
copyright, except in cases where this material is
recorded exclusively for personal use.
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1 INTRODUCTION
1-1 Major Features
5 Extended timelapse recording for up to 960 hours
Recording times are selectable from 2 hours (SP mode),
6 hours (EP mode) and 24/48/72/120/168/240/480/960
(Timelapse mode) (when T-120 tape is used).
5 High-resolution recording
Delivers horizontal resolution of more than 400 lines
even in color mode.
*When a tape recorded on this unit is played back on
another VCR, noise may appear on playback picture.
5 High-density recording (HDR) function
Using the EP head, the tape is advanced at a fine pitch
for timelapse recording. In this way, about three times
more information is recorded in the same period than in
conventional timelapse modes. While this results in
some degradation of picture quality, the increased
coverage allows you to analyze the development of a
situation in greater detail. The actual recording duration
on the tape is the same as that of an ordinary timelapse
recording (select with menu switch <HDR>).
5 Alarm recording function
When an alarm signal is input in the Record mode, the
2/6-hour mode is automatically engaged. Alarm
recording time can be selected from 5, 10, 15, 30, 60,
120, or 180 sec., to tape end, or set manually.
An index code is automatically recorded at the start
point of the alarm recording for use as an alarm cue
signal. Alarm recording points can be accessed quickly
with the alarm search function.
5 Sensor recording
Whenever an alarm signal is input in the Stop mode
(Stop, Timer Recording Standby or Operating Off
mode), the Record mode is automatically engaged.
5 Time/date generator
Superimposes date, month, year, hour, minute and
second on the image during recording. Also allows you
to display the number of alarms, alarm time, and the
number of the power failures on a monitor.
5 Timer-recording function
Up to 8 programs can be set for daily, weekly, or
weekday timer-recording. You can also set timer
recording for up to 16 days a year by specifying the date
(holidays, for example).
5 Tape position search function
You can automatically search the start of an alarm
recording or search for a recording made at a specified
date and time.
5 Recording check function
Recording conditions (quality) can be checked at any
time during recording by pressing the recording check
button.
5 Operation lock system
The secret operation lock system prevents an accidental
or deliberate interference with VCR operation.
5 Camera switching signal output terminal
5 Warning function
Error indications are shown on the front panel display.
Error warnings include condensation and problems with
cassette loading, cassette unloading, or the rotating
system operation mode.
5 Operating mode-off video throughout function
Even when the operating mode is off, the camera’s EE
input can be output from the VCR.
5 Series recording function
Two or more SR-9090U can be connected for extended,
long-term series recording. As the tape in each VCR
reaches the end, the next unit in the series will
automatically start recording.
5 Automatic re-start of recording after a power failure
5 Time adjust function
With the IN/OUT terminal for time adjustment, the time
difference can be set to “0” with multiple SR-9090Us
connected. (adjustment time: 00:00/12:00)
5 Digital hour meter display
5 Repeat playback/recording
5 Alarm recording, tape end and warning electronic
buzzer
5 Recording control with external activation signal
5 Counter end function
5 External timer connection
5 Summer time compensation function
5 Wired remote control (optional)
Used when an optional SA-K97U RS-232C interface
board is installed.
5 RS-232C control
The SR-9090U can be controlled via a personal
computer. Operation status can be monitored on the
computer.
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1 INTRODUCTION
1-2 Periodical Maintenance
This VCR incorporates precision mechanical parts which will collect dirt over time and ultimately deteriorate and wear out.
Over long periods of use, dirt and dust accumulates on the heads, drums and tape transport mechanisms. Dust which
penetrates the VCR (especially during outdoor use) also promotes the wear and deterioration of mechanical parts by causing
poor contact between tape and heads. This also prevents the VCR from maintaining video and audio quality at high levels.
To prevent wear and deterioration, clean the heads regularly using a head cleaning tape. However, because a head cleaning
tape alone cannot clean the entire tape transport mechanism, this should also be inspected periodically to prevent any
problems that could result from a sudden failure.
As replacement and adjustment of parts require advanced skills and specialized equipment, please contact the person in
charge of professional video equipment at your nearest JVC-authorized service agent for servicing.
Periodic Maintenance
Monitoring Usage Time
The total operation time reached by an ordinary home VCR
in 5 or 6 years may be reached by a professional VCR in
as few as 5 or 6 months. Therefore, it is important that the
total hours of operation be carefully monitored. An hour
meter in the on-screen display (see page 20) shows the
accumulated time. In the chart below, the hours
accumulated in each month are shown in relation to the
number of hours used per day. Times shown in the shaded
area indicate that maintenance should be performed.
Check or replace the following mechanical parts according
to the running time.
Running time
1000H 2000H
60
120
180
360
720
8 hours
240
480
720
1440
2880
12 hours
360
720
1080
2160
4320
24 hours
720
1440
2160
4320
8640
V
v
Pinch rollers
^
V
V
v
Drive parts
^
^
^
V
^ : Cleaning
V : Check or replace as required.
v : Replace
Usage
time per 1 month 2 months 3 months 6 months 12 months
day
2 hours
V
^
Drum ass’y (including heads)
3000H 4000H
• Maintenance requirements may vary depending on the
operating environment and usage. The information
above should be used as a reference guide.
Replace the built-in lithium battery approximately every
two years.
1-3 Precautions
Handling and storage place
5 Avoid using the unit in places subject to the
following conditions:
• extreme heat or cold
• strong magnetic fields (do not use a transceiver within 2
meters of this unit)
• high humidity
• dust and soil
• vibrations
• variations in temperature
5 Use this unit in horizontal (flat position) only.
5 To avoid overheating the unit, do not block
ventilation slots or stack the units. If the internal
temperature rises too high, the tape may be
damaged.
5 Do not leave the unit in the Still or Record Pause mode
for a long time as this may damage the tape.
After about 3 minutes, this unit automatically enters the
Stop mode.
5 Handle the unit carefully
• Do not place anything heavy on the unit (a monitor,
etc.). A malfunction may occur.
• Do not put any foreign substance into the cassette
loading slot.
• Avoid violent shocks to the recording chassis during
transportation. Remove the cassette tape from the unit
for transportation.
5 Turn off the power to save electricity when not
using the unit.
Condensation
5 Condensation
When cold beer is poured into a glass, water drops
appear on the glass’s surface. This phenomenon is
called “condensation”. When condensation occurs on
the VCR’s head drum and tape guides it may damage
the tape.
5 Condensation occurs in the
Head drum
following cases:
• When the VCR is moved from a
cold place to a warm place.
• In a room that has just been heated
or in an area directly exposed to a
cooler.
Video tape
• When there is excessive humidity.
5 When condensation is expected to occur
Turn the power of the VCR on before use.
5 If condensation has occurred
The VCR automatically ejects the cassette and the error
indication “E-08” blinks on the display. Operation is
disabled until the “E-08” indication on the display goes out.
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
–
+
V. LOCK
–
+
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
–
SET
+
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1 INTRODUCTION
1-3 Precautions
Video cassette
Erasure prevention tab
Timelapse recording is performed over very
long periods of time which means that a
durable tape is required.
When using VHS tapes, do not use tapes with
recording times of more than 120 minutes
(T-160/T-180 etc.).
For best results, use a T-120 tape.
• Only use video cassette bearing the
mark.
• To prevent accidental erasure of a recorded tape, break
the erasure prevention tab on the cassette. To use a
cassette with a broken tab, place a piece of cellophane
tape over the broken tab.
• Video cassettes cannot be used upside down.
• Leaving the tape in a partially wound condition for a long
time may damage the tape. Rewind the tape to the
beginning before storage.
To obtain the best picture quality, use an HG (high
grade) tape (a JVC cassette is recommended).
Degradation of picture quality may result with some
types of tape. Make a test recording before
performing any important recording to check the
picture quality.
1-4 Daily Inspection
Although this unit has been designed for reliable operation
over a long period of time, a daily inspection is
recommended to ensure optimum performance. In
particular, be sure to check the repeat recording/playback
function on a daily basis.
Inspection procedure
1 Turn on the power for all units connected to the
3 Check that the date and time shown on the monitor are
correct.
4 Rewind the tape recorded the previous day for several
seconds.
5 Press the play button for playback.
6 Check that the playback picture is normal.
7 Check that the recorded date and time are correct.
surveillance system.
2 Check the quality of the image shown on the monitor.
5 This unit includes a Recording Check function (using the
[REC CHECK] button). Use these features to quickly
check recording quality on a daily basis.
If any problems are found after inspection, turn the
power off, unplug the power plug from the AC outlet,
and contact your JVC dealer.
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2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-1 Front Panel
7
6
4
5
3
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
OPERATE
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FIELD ADV
8 9 10 11 12
OPERATE
2
1
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
RESET/
CANCEL
FF
EJECT
–
13
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
14 15
1 [OPERATE] button
Press to turn the operating mode ON/OFF. When this button
is ON, the OPERATE indicator t lights and the unit can be
operated. When a cassette is loaded, operating mode is
switched on and the OPERATE indicator lights automatically.
The OPERATE button does not completely shut off the
mains power to the unit, but switches the operating current
on and off.
2 [EJECT] button
Press to eject the cassette.
* The cassette cannot be ejected during recording.
3 [REC] indicator
This indicator lights during recording if menu switch <REC
TALLY> on the <F. DISP> screen is set to “ON”.
4 Cassette loading slot
Insert a cassette in this slot. Use a VHS cassette tape.
5 [REC CHECK] button
Use this button to check recording.
When pressed in the Record mode, the VCR will rewind the
tape for about 5 seconds of tape time and then play back
the rewound section in the 2H/6H mode to check recording
quality. Recording is resumed automatically after playback
at the point where recording was interrupted.
• If picture quality is judged to be inferior during recording
check, the heads are cleaned automatically and the error
code “E-09” is shown on the display for about 10 seconds.
Recording will continue regardless of the results of the
recording check.
6 [STOP] button
Press this button to stop the tape.
7 [REC] button
Press this button in the Stop mode to engage the Record mode.
8 [REW] button
• Press this button to rewind the cassette.
• Starts reverse playback when pressed in the Play mode.
• Starts reverse alarm search or date/time search when
the Search mode is specified with the ^ [SEARCH] button.
• Also controls field-by-field playback in the reverse direction.
9 [REVERSE] button
Starts reverse playback when pressed in any mode except
Record, Record-Pause and Record Check.
0 [PAUSE] button
• Engages the Record-Pause mode when pressed in the
Record mode.
• Displays a still picture when pressed in the Play mode.
• Field advance or reverse playback is executed each time
the [FF] or [REW] button is pressed while pressing this
button in the Still mode. (When the [FF] or [REW] button
is pressed for more than 2 seconds, Continuous Field
Advance Playback mode is engaged. After about 3
minutes, the Stop mode is engaged.)
! [PLAY] button
• Press to play back the tape.
• Press to engage the Record mode in the Rec-Pause
mode.
@ [FF] button
• Press to fast-forward the tape.
• Starts fast-forward playback when pressed in the Play
mode.
• Starts forward alarm search or date/time search when the
Search mode is specified with the ^ [SEARCH] button.
• Also controls field-by-field playback in the forward direction.
# [TRACKING +/–] buttons
If picture noise appears during play or field advance, press
these buttons to adjust tracking so that noise is reduced.
When the [+] and [–] buttons are pressed simultaneously,
tracking is reset to the preset level.
$ [V. LOCK +/–] buttons
Press to reduce vertical picture jitter in the Still, Field
Advance Playback and Linear Slow Timelapse Play modes.
% [TIMER] button
Normally use this button for timer recording. For details,
refer to “Timer Recording” on page 31.
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2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-1 Front Panel
24
25 26
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FIELD ADV
OPERATE
SHIFT
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
16 17 18 19
^ [SEARCH] button
20 21
* [LOCK] button
When the display shows the control tape counter or reel tape
counter, press this button to reset to “00H00M00S” or “0000”.
) [RESET/CANCEL] button
• In the Timer Program Setting mode, press this button to
cancel the program settings. For details, refer to “Timer
Recording” on page 36.
• Also press this button to interrupt alarm recording or to
reset the alarm input data or power loss (power failure)
data. For details, refer to pages 21 and 39.
• Resets the seconds in the currently displayed time to 00
when pressed together with the ( [CNT RESET] button
(except in menu setting mode).
- When the seconds value is 29 or less, the minutes value
is the same but the seconds value is reset to 0. (eg.
12:34:29 [ 12:34:00)
- When the seconds value is 30 or more, the seconds value
is reset to “00” and the minutes value is increased by one.
(e.g. 12:34:30 [12:35:00)
q [MENU] button
Press to display the date/time, timer program, and various other
menu setting screens, as well as the hour meter, on the
monitor. Press again to cancel the menu or hour meter display.
22
23
HDR recording: OFF
2H: Standard
6H: 3x
24H: 24-hour SP timelapse
48H: 48-hour SP timelapse
72H: 72-hour SP timelapse
120H: 120-hour SP timelapse
168H: 168-hour SP timelapse
240H: 240-hour SP timelapse
480H: 480-hour SP timelapse
960H: 960-hour SP timelapse
Selects which data — current time, control tape counter
(00H 00M 00S — 23H 59M 59S) or reel tape counter (0 —
9999) — is displayed. Each time this button is pressed, the
display switches to the next item.
( [CNT RESET] button
+
• Use to select the recording and playback speed mode.
Available recording/playback speed modes vary
depending on the setting of menu switch <HDR> on the
<VTR MODE> screen.
Each time these buttons are pressed, the recording/
playback speed mode changes as follows. The recording/
playback speed mode is shown on the display.
& [DISPLAY] button
Press to activate the operation lock function.
SET
w [TIME MODE/SET +/–] buttons
Use to search the alarm recorded section or a section
recorded at a specified date and time. In the Stop mode,
select the search mode by pressing this button.
• Press once to engage the Alarm Search mode.
• Press twice to engage the Alarm Scan mode.
• Press three times to engage the Date/Time Search mode.
• Press four times to release the search mode.
After the search mode is selected with this button, press
the [FF] or [REW] button to execute the search operation
in the selected mode.
For details, refer to page 49.
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RESET/
CANCEL
FF
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
•
HDR recording: ON
2H: Standard
6H: 3x
24H: 24-hour EP timelapse
48H: 48-hour EP timelapse
72H: 72-hour EP timelapse
120H: 120-hour EP timelapse
168H: 168-hour EP timelapse
240H: 240-hour EP timelapse
480H: 480-hour EP timelapse
960H: 960-hour EP timelapse
Also use these buttons during date/time setting, timer
program setting and menu switch setting to specify setting
values.
e [ON SCREEN/SHIFT 7/t] buttons
• Use these buttons on the normal screen to move the
display position or recording position of on-screen
information. The position can be moved down by pressing
the 7 button and to the right by pressing the t button.
• Use these buttons on the menu screen to select the desired
item in date/time setting, timer program setting and menu
switch setting.
r Display section
For details, refer to page 11.
t [OPERATE] indicator
Lights when the [OPERATE] button is turned on.
y [HDR] indicator
Lights in the HDR recording and HDR playback modes.
* HDR: High Density Recording
• For details on HDR recording, refer to page 28.
2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-2 Display
1
2
6
7
8
3
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5 Recording/playback speed display
Shows the operation modes.
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4
1 Operation mode display
Playback
Recording
Rewind
Fastforward
Timelapse
playback
Still
Recordpause
Rewind
search
Fast-forward
search
Reverse
playback
*(
9 10
) mark in the Rec/Pause mode is shown in red.
Cassette indication
Lights when a cassette is loaded. Blinks when a cassette
is being ejected.
3 [SP/EP] indication
Shows the standard (SP) mode or extended (EP) mode
during recording/playback. During ordinary timelapse
recording/playback, the [SP] indication is shown.
The [EP] indication is shown during recording in the HDR
(High-Density Record) mode or during playback of a tape
section recorded in the HDR mode.
4 Tape counter/clock indication
• Shows the current time (hour: minute: second), tape
control counter (00H 00M 00S — 23H 59M 59S) or tape
reel counter (0 — 9999) when the operating mode is on.
The display can be selected with the [DISPLAY] button.
Shows the current time when the operating mode is off.
When a cassette is ejected, the tape control counter and
tape reel counter are reset automatically.
• When the cassette is rewound to the beginning in the
Repeat Recording or Auto Rewind mode using the counter
end output function, the tape control counter and tape
reel counter are reset.
• The control and reel counter counts slowly in the Timelapse
mode.
• In the timelapse mode, the control counter shows the time
equivalent to that shown when a tape is played back in the
2H or 6H mode.
(Example: The control counter advances 1 second for
about 8 minutes in the 960H ordinary timelapse mode.)
• During date/time search setting and operation, “td” is
shown in place of the seconds.
• Shows the setting item during menu switch setting.
• Normally shows the recording/playback speed mode set
with the [TIME MODE] button.
• Shows the following indications in the Alarm Search
mode.
During alarm search: Shows the specified alarm number
(example: AL12)
During alarm scan: Shows the alarm scan mode (ALSC).
During date/time search: Shows the specified date and
time (example 2310).
• Shows setting details in menu switch setting.
• When an error occurs, the error indication “E-**” blinks (if
the menu switch <WARNING> on the <F. DISP> screen
is set to “ON”).
For error indications, refer to page 53.
6 [TIMER] indication
Lights during timer recording programming/operation.
7 [REPEAT] indication
When <REPEAT REC> in the <VTR MODE> menu is set
to “ON”, this indication is shown. When <TAPE END
MODE> in the <ALARM/SENSOR MODE> menu is set to
“STOP” and the Repeat Record mode is engaged, the
[REPEAT] indication goes out if alarm recording or sensor
recording takes place.
8 [OVERLAP] indication
Blinks when programs scheduled for timer recording overlap.
9 Timer program number
All programmed timer recording numbers light.
During timer recording, the number of the program being
recorded blinks. When the timer recording ends, this
number goes out.
0 [AL] (alarm) indication
Shown during alarm recording or sensor recording.
Blinks when alarm recording or sensor recording ends.
! [LOCK] indication
Lights when the operation lock function is activated.
@ [AL REC] (alarm recording) indication
Lights when the menu switch <REC MODE> on the <ALARM/
SENSOR MODE> screen is set to “ALARM” or “ALL”.
# [SENSOR REC] (sensor recording) indication
Lights when the menu switch <REC MODE> on the <ALARM/
SENSOR MODE> screen is set to “SENSOR” or “ALL”.
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2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-1
PANEL
2-3 FRONT
Rear Panel
4
6
8
1
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
Y/C
CLOCK
COM
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
RESET IN REC IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
IN
REMOTE
MIC
OUT
2 3 5
7
9
10
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
RESET IN REC IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
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1 [AC IN] connector
Connect to an AC 120 V, 50/60 Hz power outlet using
the provided AC power cable.
2 [REMOTE] remote connector (RCA)
Connect the optional RM-G30U remote control.
3 [MIC IN] mic input connector
Connect a microphone with 3.6-mm dia. plug. When
signals are input from both the microphone connector
and the audio input connector, audio signals are mixed
and recorded.
4 [AUDIO IN] audio input connector (RCA)
Receives audio signals from a connected audio source.
5 [AUDIO OUT] audio output connector (RCA)
Outputs audio signals. No signal is output in the
Timelapse Recording/Playback mode.
6 [VIDEO IN] video input connector (BNC)
Receives composite video signals from a connected
camera or other video source.
• For composite video signal input, set the <INPUT>
menu switch in <VIDEO MODE> to LINE.
7 [VIDEO OUT] video output connector (BNC)
Outputs composite video signals. Even when the power
is not supplied to this unit, input signals (composite
video signals) from a camera can be output through this
connector (Operating mode-Off Video Throughout
function).
8 [Y/C IN] connector (4 pin)
Inputs separate Y/C signals.
• For separate Y/C signal input, set the <INPUT> menu
switch in <VIDEO MODE> to Y/C.
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9 [Y/C OUT] connector (4 pin)
Outputs separate Y/C signals.
0 Signal ground terminal
This ground terminal is not provided for safety purposes.
It is used to ground signals. Connect this terminal to
ground the signal between VCRs.
! [CAM SW OUT] camera switching signal output
terminal
When a sequential switcher is connected, this terminal
outputs camera switching timing control signals. For
details on these signals, refer to page 65.
@ [COM] common ground terminal
Connect to the signal ground terminal of a connected
unit.
# [ALARM IN] alarm signal input terminal
Receives signals to start alarm or sensor recording.
$ [ALARM RESET] alarm signal reset input terminal
Receives signals to cancel alarm recording.
* Alarm input data is not reset.
% [ALARM REC OUT] alarm recording mode signal
output terminal
Outputs +12 V signals during alarm recording.
2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-3 Rear Panel
^ [TAPE END OUT] tape end signal output terminal
Outputs a signal when the tape ends during recording.
If the menu switch <CNT TAPE END> on the <SRI/EXT
MODE> screen is set, signals are output when the
specified tape reel counter value is exceeded.
• Outputs a +12 V signal during recording. When the
tape ends or the specified counter value is passed,
a 0 V (GND level) signal is output.
• When the tape ends during auto repeat recording or
auto rewind recording, 0 V signal is output for about 2
seconds.
• Connect an external alarm or buzzer via an external
interface.
• To cancel the output, press the [EJECT] button,
[PLAY] button, [FF] button or [REW] button.
& [COM] common ground terminal
Connect to the signal ground terminal of a connected
unit.
* [WARNING OUT] warning signal output terminal
Outputs warning signals (+12 V) when a tape running or
mechanism problem occurs.
( [CLOCK RESET IN] clock reset input terminal
Connect to a master clock or another SR-9090U’s
[CLOCK RESET OUT] terminal. When the clock reset
signal is input, the time is automatically synchronized
with the master clock or another SR-9090U’s clock.
However, the time difference between VCRs should be
within ±30 seconds.
When the clock reset signal is input, the clock in this unit
is reset as shown below.
• When the seconds value is 29 or less, the minutes
value is the same but the seconds value is reset to 0.
(eg. 12:34:29 —> 12:34:00)
• When the seconds value is 30 or more, the second
value is reset to 00 and the minutes value is increased
by one. (e.g. 12:34:30 —> 12:35:00)
) [CLOCK RESET OUT] clock reset output terminal
Outputs the clock reset signal.
The clock reset signal is output in the following cases.
• When the internal clock is at 0:00 or 12:00
When this unit is connected to another SR-9090U’s
[CLOCK RESET IN] terminal, the other VCR’s clock
can be set to the clock in this unit. However, the time
difference should be within ±30 seconds.
q [SERIES REC IN] series recording/VCR activation
signal input terminal
Receives series recording signal or VCR activation
signal from an external control device.
Select the input signal with the menu switches in the
<SRI/EXT MODE> menu.
5 Series recording input
A series recording signal is input when [SRI/EXT
REC] is set to “SERIES”.
• Connect to another VCR’s series recording signal
output terminal.
• When the tape in the preceding VCR ends, a signal
is delivered to this terminal and recording starts
automatically.
When the menu switch <CNT TAPE END> on the
<SRI/EXT MODE> screen is set, the signals are
delivered when the specified tape reel counter
value is reached. Recording starts automatically.
5 VCR activation signal input
When [SRI/EXT REC] is set to “EXT”, recording is
started and stopped with an external signal.
• Connect to an external control device.
If a VCR activation signal (ground input) is input to
this terminal, the VCR starts recording
automatically and continues recording for as long
as the VCR activation signal is input.
w [SERIES REC OUT] series recording signal output
terminal
Outputs series recording signals.
A series recording signal is output when [SRI/EXT REC]
is set to “SERIES”.
• Connect to another VCR’s series recording signal
input terminal.
• Outputs a signal when the tape being recorded in this
unit ends.
When the menu switch <CNT TAPE END> on the
<SRI/EXT MODE> screen is set, the signals are
output when the specified tape reel counter value is
reached.
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3 CONNECTIONS
3-1 Connecting to a Camera
CCD
Microphone
Amplifier
Video camera
RCA
BNC
4pin
Microphone
M3.5 minijack
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
COM
RESET IN REC IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
IN
REMOTE
Provided
power cord
Y/C
MIC
OUT
4pin
RCA
BNC
COM
ALARM IN
Monitor TV
1
2
3
4
5
Alarm sensor
Connect the monitor’s video/audio input connectors to the SR-9090U’s video/audio output connectors.
Connect the video camera’s video output connector to the SR-9090U’s video input connector.
Input audio signals to the audio input connectors via an amplifier.
When connecting an alarm sensor, connect it to the SR-9090U’s alarm input terminal.
When the connection is complete, connect the power plug to an AC 120 V, 50/60 Hz outlet.
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AC 120 V
50/60 Hz
3 CONNECTIONS
3-2 System Using Sequential Switcher
Video camera
CCD
1
2
3
4
5
6
Alarm sensor input
Alarm sensor
1 2 3 4 5 6
CCD
Alarm signal output
Video output
CCD
Sequential switcher
Camera switching
signal input
CCD
Microphone
CCD
CCD
RCA
BNC
Amplifier
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
Y/C
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
COM
RESET IN REC IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
IN
REMOTE
MIC
Provided
power cord
OUT
CAM SW
OUT
RCA
BNC
ALARM IN
AC 120 V
50/60 Hz
4pin
Monitor TV
1 Connect video cameras and alarm sensor to a sequential switcher (frame switcher).
2 Connect the sequential switcher’s (frame switcher) alarm signal output, camera switching signal input and video output to
3
4
5
6
the SR-9090U.
Connect the monitor’s video/audio input connectors to the SR-9090U’s video/audio output connectors.
When the connection is complete, connect the power plug to an AC 120 V, 50/60 Hz outlet.
Synchro should be applied to all connected video cameras.
If you are connecting the camera switching signal input from a sequential switcher (frame switcher) to the SR-9090U, be
sure to set the <CAMERA SW> menu switch.
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3 CONNECTIONS
3-3 Connecting the Rear Panel Input/Output Terminal Connections
[CAM SW OUT] camera switching signal output terminal
[ALARM IN] alarm signal input terminal
ALARM
IN
COM
CAM SW
OUT COM
Sequential switcher
alarm output
terminal
Sequential switcher
camera switching
signal input
[ALARM RESET] alarm reset terminal
[ALARM REC OUT] alarm recording mode signal output terminal
ALARM
RESET COM
ALARM
ALARM
RESET
REC OUT
COM
Alarm
lamp
External
interface
Vcc
Switch
Vcc: 5V–12V
Switch
[TAPE END OUT] tape end output terminal
[WARNING OUT] warning signal output terminal
WARNING
TAPE
OUT
END OUT COM
COM
Alarm lamp
Alarm lamp
External
interface
External
interface
[CLOCK RESET] clock reset terminal
5 When setting the clock to the first VCR’s clock
First VCR
Second VCR
CLOCK
OUT
Last VCR
CLOCK
COM
External interface example
CLOCK
IN
COM
IN
COM
Example: Lamp lights with HIGH signal
Power
supply
5 When setting the clock to the external master clock
External
master clock
First VCR
Second VCR
Last VCR
CLOCK
CLOCK
CLOCK
IN
COM
IN
COM
IN
(Lamp, etc.)
Relay
Control
signal
GND
COM
5 Use appropriately rated devices.
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4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-1 On-Screen Display
Displays the time date (date and time), recording speed, number of alarms and number of power losses (power failures) on
screen in the Stop mode, Record mode and Record-Pause mode.
During recording, the on-screen data is recorded together with video signals.
• The on-screen display position can be moved with the [ON SCREEN] buttons.
• The type of data shown and display brightness can be selected on the <ON SCREEN /F. DISP MODE> screen.
[ON SCREEN 7] button
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
OPERATE
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
+
SET
–
On-screen display
Time (hour,
minute, second)
Date (month,
day, year)
Number of
alarms
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 1 * * * 2 4H * * * * * *
1 2 – 2 4 – 1 9 9 9 * FR I * * * * * *
A L – 0 5 6 * B L P L – 0 4 * AU T O *
* Z OOMONUM . * * * * * M . * * *
* MACR * * T E L E * * * * A . * * *
* DA T E E H E UR E * * * * * * * * *
* DUR E * * BAND E * * * T 4 5 * *
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* 4 F I N D E * ME NU * * * * * * *
[ON SCREEN 7]
button
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 1 * * * 2 4H * * * * * *
1 2 – 2 4 – 1 9 9 9 * FR I * * * * * *
A L – 0 5 6 * B L P L – 0 4 * AU T O *
* Z OOMONUM . * * * * * M . * * *
* MACR * * T E L E * * * * A . * * *
* DA T E E H E UR E * * * * * * * * *
* DUR E * * BAND E * * * T 4 5 * *
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1 . T ON E E * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* MANU . * B L ANC * * * * * * * *
2 . DA T E NUM . * * * * * M . * * *
3 . T I ME * T E L E * * * * A . * * *
4 . REC * S P E ED * * * * * * * * *
5 . A L ARMBCN T E * * * T 4 5 * *
6 . POWE RML OS S * CN T I N E *
* MOD [ F RON T * D I S P L A Y ] *
1 . REC * T A L L Y * * * * * * * * *
2 . WARN I NG * * * * * * * * * * *
* 4 F I N * D E * ME NU * * * * * * *
SET
+
Preparation
Recording speed (ALARM
indication during alarm/
sensor recording)
****
* 100
****
* * ON
* * ON
* * ON
* * ON
* * ON
****
* * ON
* * ON
****
5 Connect the video output connector of this unit to the
monitor’s video input connector.
1 Turn on the monitor and VCR.
2 When a video signal from a camera is input to the video
Number of
power losses
(power
failures)
[ON SCREEN t] button
Display items
RESET/
CANCEL
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
[ON SCREEN t] button
input connector, on-screen data is superimposed on the
picture.
When there is no input signal, on-screen data is shown
on a black background.
Changing the on-screen display position
5 Move horizontally.
Press the [ON SCREEN t] button.
[ The display position is moved to the right
5 Move downward.
Press the [ON SCREEN 7] button.
[ The display position is moved down.
Selecting the data display
The data displayed on-screen can be selected on the <ON
SCREEN MODE> screen.
Set the <ONSCREEN/F. DISP MODE> setting to “ON”.
5 When you do not want to display or record on-screen
data, set the corresponding menu item to “OFF”.
Changing the on-screen display brightness
Set the brightness with the menu switch <TONE> on the
<ON SCREEN MODE> screen. Select 0, 30, 70 or 100.
• The higher the number, the brighter the characters.
* For details on menu operation, refer to page 22.
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4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-2 Main Menu Display
You can display date and time data recorded when an alarm input or power failure occurs, as well as the hour meter (drum
rotating time) by selecting the desired item in the main menu.
The date/time setting screen, menu switch setting screen for each application, and timer recording program setting screen can
also be displayed by selecting the desired item in the main menu.
Date/time setting, menu switch setting and hour meter can be checked on the VCR’s display as well.
[SHIFT t] button
[SHIFT 7] button
Operation
SR-9090U
5 Connect the video output connector of this unit to the
monitor’s video input connector.
REC
1 Turn on the monitor and VCR.
EJECT
OPERATE
HDR
RESET/
CANCEL
OPERATE
2 Press the [MENU] button.
[ The main menu screen is shown on the monitor
screen.
ON SCREEN
SHIFT
MENU
CNT RESET
TIME MODE
–
SET
3 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to move the cursor to the
+
item you want to display.
[MENU] button
[SET +] button
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to display the selected menu
[SET –] button
screen on the monitor (see below).
Main menu screen
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* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* C L OCK * S E T * * * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MOD E *
* V I D EO / V T R * MOD E * * * * * * *
* S R I / E X T * MOD E * * * * * * * * *
* A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E * * ON
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ON
* P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * * *
* HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * * *
* HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * ON
* O T H E R * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
4FIN
* E NU * * * * * * * * * *
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5 To restore the main menu screen, press the [MENU]
button.
To cancel the main menu mode, press the [MENU]
button again. The normal screen is restored.
Cursor
Contents of the main menu items
5 CLOCK SET (VCR's display cLSET)
5
5
5
5
18
Displays the date/time setting screen.
* Set the clock before operating the VCR (refer to
page 19).
ONSCREEN/F. DISP MODE (VCR's display DISP)
Let’s you choose whether or not to display onscreen display items, brightness selection, [REC]
indicator and warning indicator.
VIDEO/VTR MODE (VCR's display VIDEO)
For VCR operation settings such as V. Pulse ON/
OFF, HDR recording, counter memory function and
repeat recording/playback.
SRI/EXT MODE (VCR's display SRi ET)
For setting series recording or automatic recording
with an external signal.
ALARM/SENSOR MODE (VCR's display ALSEN)
For setting alarm recording or sensor recording
operation.
5 BUZZER/IN OUT (VCR's display BU22iO)
5
5
5
5
Turn ON/OFF buzzers such as the tape end buzzer
and alarm/sensor buzzer and set camera switch
signal output.
PROGRAM TIMER (VCR's display PRG)
Shows timer recording program settings with the day
of the week.
HOLIDAY SET (VCR's display HOLiDY)
Shows timer recording program settings at specified
dates.
HOUR METER (VCR's display HOUR)
Shows the VCR’s operating time (drum rotation time).
OTHER (VCR's display OTHER)
Shows the date and time when an alarm was input or
a power failure occurred.
4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-3 Date and Time Setting
The time/date generator and timer recording will not function if the time and date are not set.
Set the month/day/year, hour/minute and Summer Time Compensation ON/OFF on the CLOCK SET screen. The setting can
be checked even on the display.
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
FIELD ADV
+
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
TIME MODE
+
–
SET
[RESET/CANCEL]
button
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* C L OCK * S E T * * * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MOD E *
* V I D EO / V T R * MOD E * * * * * * *
* S R I / E X T * MOD E * * * * * * * * *
* A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E * * ON
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ON
* P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * * *
* HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * * *
* HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * ON
* O T H E R * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
4FIN
* E NU * * * * * * * * * *
TIME MODE
SHIFT
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[MENU] button
SET
+
[SET +] button
[SET –] button
Operation
2 Press the [MENU] button to display the main menu screen.
cL SET
3 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor on <CLOCK
SET> on the main menu.
4 Press the [SET +/–] button.
[The <CLOCK SET> screen is shown. The cursor shows
the <TIME> setting item and the hour digit blinks.
* Check that <SUMMER TIME> on the last line is set to
“OFF.
CLOCK SET screen
* * * * * * [ C L OCK * S E T ] * *
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* * * * * * – – – * T I ME * – – – *
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* * * * * * * * * * 00 : 00 * * * *
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* * * * * * – – – * DA T E * – – – *
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* * * * * * * 12–24–1999 * *
******* ***********
S UMME R * T I ME * * * * * * *
* E NU * * * * *
* 4FIN
–
1 Turn on the monitor and VCR.
[SET +] button
Cursor
indication
MENU
OPERATE
+
VCR's display
Main menu screen
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ON SCREEN
MENU
ON SCREEN
SHIFT
–
V. LOCK
[CNT/RESET] button
Cursor
indication
RESET/
CANCEL
FF
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
RESET/
CANCEL
5 Set the “hour” by pressing the [SET +/–] button. This VCR
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* * ON
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* OF F
* OF F
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uses the 24-hour system.
• Press the [SET +] button to increase the numerical value
and the [SET –] button to decrease it (same for minute,
month, day and year setting).
5 During summer time period, set the time with a one-hour
delay.
5 During standard time period, set the actual time.
6 Press the [SHIFT t] button so that the minutes digit blinks.
[SHIFT 7/t] and
[SET +/–] buttons
7 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the minutes.
8 Press the [SHIFT 7] button.
* * * * * * [ C L OCK * S E T ] * *
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* * * * * * – – – * T I ME * – – – *
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* * * * * * * * * * 12 : 30 * * * *
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* * * * * * – – – * DA T E * – – – *
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* * * * * * * 12–24–1999 * *
******* ***********
S UMME R * T I ME * * * * * * *
* E NU * * * * *
* 4FIN
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* OF F
* OF F
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[The <DATE> setting item is shown by the cursor and the
year item blinks.
5 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the year.
12241999
Press twice the [MENU]
button.
Normal screen
1 2 : 3 0 : 0 1 * * * 2 4H *
1 2 – 2 4 – 1 9 9 9 * FR I *
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* E NU * *
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9 Press the [SHIFT t] button so that the month item blinks
and set the month with the [SET +/–] button.
0 In the same way, press the [SHIFT t] button so that the day
item blinks and set the day with the [SET +/–] button.
! For summer time compensation
• Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor to <SUMMER
TIME> and press the [SET +/–] button to set <SUMMER
TIME> to “ON”.
[The time is automatically adjusted one hour forward in
the summer.
@ End date/time setting.
• Press the [MENU] button.
[The monitor screen returns to the main menu screen
and the time count starts from 00 second.
• Press the [MENU] button again to restore the normal screen.
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4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-3 Date and Time Setting
Summer Time Compensation
• When setting the time, make sure the <SUMMER TIME> item is set to “OFF”.
When this unit is shipped, this item is set to “OFF”.
Standard time
During daylight savings time
1 Set the time with a one-hour delay.
1 Set the clock to the actual time.
2 After setting the time, set the <SUMMER TIME> item to
2 When daylight savings start, set the <SUMMER TIME>
item to “ON”.
• The time advances one hour on the display.
“ON”.
• The set time advances one hour.
3 At the end of the daylight savings time season, set the
<SUMMER TIME> item to “OFF”.
• The standard time instead of <SUMMER TIME> is
displayed.
Time setting for 29 seconds or less
When the seconds value is 29 or less, you can reset it to 00 by
pressing the [CNT RESET] button while pressing the [RESET/
CANCEL] button.
• For 30 or more, the seconds value is reset to 00 and the
minutes value is increased by one.
Notes:
• If the power plug has been disconnected from an AC outlet for a long time, make sure the set time is correct before
using the unit. (Clock time may be affected by environmental factors.)
• When the built-in backup battery capacity is low, the error indication E-10 appears on the display. Contact your local
JVC dealer to replace the built-in battery.
4-4 Hour Meter Display
Drum rotation time is displayed on the monitor’s screen and the VCR's display in the form of an hour meter. Use this data to
schedule maintenance.
Main menu screen
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* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* C L OCK * S E T * * * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MOD E *
* V I D EO / V T R * MOD E * * * * * * *
* S R I / E X T * MOD E * * * * * * * * *
* A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E * * ON
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ON
* P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * * *
* HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * * *
* HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * ON
* O T H E R * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
* E NU * * * * * * * * * *
4FIN
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VCR's display
Operation
1 Turn on the VCR and monitor.
HOUR
2 Press the [MENU] button to display the main menu.
3 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor on the
<HOUR METER> on the main menu.
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to show the hour meter (drum
rotating time) on the monitor.
[SET +/–] button
Hour meter screen
* * * * * * [ HOUR * ME T E R ] * * * * * *
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DRUM * ON * * * * * * * * * * 0 0 0 0 4 7 H
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * OF F
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** *
* 4FIN
* E NU * * * * * * * * * *
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5 Press the [MENU] button twice to restore the normal
screen.
4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-5 Alarm Input/Power Loss Data Display
The dates and times of up to 8 alarm inputs or 4 power losses
(failures) can be displayed.
Operation
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* C L OCK * S E T * * * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MOD E *
* V I D EO / V T R * MOD E * * * * * * *
* S R I / E X T * MOD E * * * * * * * * *
* A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E * * ON
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ON
* P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * * *
* HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * * *
* HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * ON
* O T H E R * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
4FIN
* E NU * * * * * * * * * *
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1 Turn on the VCR and monitor.
2 Press the [MENU] button to display the main menu on the
monitor.
3 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor on <OTHER>.
Cursor indication
screen.
5 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor on the item
[SET +/–] button
[MENU] button
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to display the <OTHER>
you want to display (ALARM LIST or POWER LOSS LIST).
Alarm/power loss list screen
* * * * * * * * [ OT HER ] * * *
******************
1 . A L ARM * I N * L I S T * * *
2 . POWE R * L OS S * L I S T *
******************
******************
******************
******************
******************
******************
**************** *
* 4FIN
* E NU * * * *
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* OF F
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list.
• Alarm list:
Up to 8 alarms are shown. When 9 or more
alarms are input, the most recent data will
replace the earliest data (beginning with the
second item).
• Power loss list: Up to 4 power losses are shown. When 5 or
more power losses are input, the most recent
data will replace the earliest data (beginning
with the second item).
[SET +/–] button
[MENU] button
7 Press the [MENU] button three times to restore the normal
Alarm list screen
* * * * * * * [ A L ARM * I N ] * * * * * * *
************************
AL – 0 0 1 * 1 2 : 0 0 : 0 0 * * 9 – 2 1 – 9 9
AL – 0 0 3 * 2 1 : 4 4 : 3 0 * 1 0 – * 6 – 9 9
AL – 0 0 2 * 1 4 : 3 0 : 0 0 * * 9 – 2 5 – 9 9
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* * * * * * * * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
* 4 F I N * * E NU * * * * * * * * * *
First alarm
Last alarm
Second alarm
screen.
• Press the [MENU] button once to restore the <OTHER>
screen and press once more to restore the main menu.
Resetting alarm input/power loss (failure) data
Press the [RESET/CANCEL] button on the alarm list
screen to reset the alarm input data stored in memory.
Press the [RESET/CANCEL] button on the power loss list
screen to reset the power loss data stored in memory.
Hour
Minute
Year
Day
Month
Second
Power loss list screen
******
******
PL – 0 1 *
******
PL – 0 3 *
******
PL – 0 2 *
******
PL – – – *
******
******
* 4FIN
[ POWE R * L OS S ] * * * * * *
******************
* * 7 : 35 : 27 * * 9–21–99
******:***********
* 17 : 44 : 20 * 11– * 7–99
******************
* 10 : 30 : 30 * 10–30–99
******************
* –– : –– : –– * ––––––––
******************
* * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
* * E NU * * * * * * * * * *
First power loss
Last power loss
Second power loss
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4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-6 Menu Switch Setting
You can customize the VCR’s functions to suit the requirements of your application using the four menu switch setting screens
accessible from the main menu screen.
• ON SCREEN/F. DISPLAY MODE
• VIDEO/VTR MODE
• SRI/EXT, ALARM/SENSOR MODE
• BUZZER/IN OUT
Each menu switch setting screen can be accessed independently from the main menu.
[SHIFT 7] button
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
RESET/
CANCEL
FIELD ADV
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
–
[MENU] button
SET
+
[SET –] button
[SET +] button
Normal screen
[MENU] button
Main menu screen
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* C L OCK * S E T * * * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MOD E *
* V I D EO / V T R * MOD E * * * * * * *
[MENU] button
* S R I / E X T * MOD E * * * * * * * * *
* A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E * * ON
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ON ON SCREEN/F. DISPLAY MODE
* P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * * * screen
* HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * * *
* HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * ON * * * * [ ON S CR E E N * MOD E ] * * * * *
* O T H E R * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON 1 . T ON E E * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1 0 0
4FIN
* E NU * * * * * * * * * * * MANU . * B L ANC * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DA T E NUM . * * * * * M . * * * * * ON
3 . T I ME * T E L E * * * * A . * * * * * ON
4 . R E C * S P E E D * * * * * * * * * * * ON
5 . A L ARMBCN T E * * * T 4 5 * * * O F F
6 . POWE RML OS S * CN T I N E * * O F F
* MOD [ F RON T * D I S P L A Y ] * * * * *
1 . R E C * T A L L Y * * * * * * * * * * * ON
2 . WARN I NG * * * * * * * * * * * * * ON
* 4 F I N * D E * ME NU * * * * * * * * * * *
[SET +/–]
button
VIDEO/VTR
MODE
screen
SRI/EXT,
ALARM/SENSOR
MODE screen
BUZZER/IN OUT
screen
Only shown when the
SA-K97U is installed.
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* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . I NPU T * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . V . PU L S E * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . HDR * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . CN T * MEM * SW * * * * * *
3 . POWE R * ON * R E C * * * *
4 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * *
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* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * * * * [ S R I / E X T * MOD E ] * * * * *
1 . SR I / E X T * REC * * * * * * * * OF F
2 . E X T * R E C * E ND * * * * * NORMA L
3 . CN T * T A P E S E ND * * * * * * * O F F
* * [ A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E ] * * *
1 . R E C * MOD E * * * * * * * * * * * O F F
2 . REC * S P E ED * * * * * * * * * * * 2 H
3 . DURA T I ON * * * * * * * * 1 8 0 S EC
4 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E * * * * * * O F F
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * * * * * O F F
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * * * * * OF F
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * * * * * OF F
* * * * * * * * [ BU Z Z E R ]
1 . T A P E * E ND * * * * * *
2 . A L / S E N SOR * I N * *
3 . WARN I NG * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * [ I N / OU T ]
1 . CAME RA * SW * * * * *
2 . R S 2 3 2 C * B . RA T E *
3 . DURA T I ON * * * * * *
4 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * *
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* * * * OF F
Operation
1 Turn on the VCR and monitor.
2 Press the [MENU] button to display the main menu on the
monitor.
3 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to select the menu switch
setting screen you want to set or check.
• Set the cursor on the desired menu switch setting screen.
4 Press the [SET +/–] button.
[ The selected menu switch setting screen is shown on
the monitor.
• The menu switch setting screen consists of several menu
switch items.
5 To change the menu switch setting
1 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor on the
menu switch item setting you want to change.
2 Press the [SET +/–] button to specify the set value.
n To set more than one menu switch, repeat the above
steps 1 and 2.
6 To check or set the other menu switch setting screens
Press the [MENU] button to restore the main menu screen and
repeat steps 3 to 5.
7 End menu switch setting.
To restore the normal screen from the menu switch setting
screen, press the [MENU] button twice.
• The specified setting value is stored in the VCR’s
memory and retained even if the operating power is
turned off.
• For details on menu switch items, refer to pages 23 to 26.
4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-7 Contents of Menu Switches
[ ]: Factory setting
Screens
ON
SCREEN
MODE
• The lower section in the items and set values columns shows what’s on the VCR’s display.
Items
Set values
TONE
0
30
70
[100]
(VCR's display)
O5D
1
70
100
[ON]
OFF
ON
OFF
2
TIME
[ON]
OFF
O5D
F. DISP
VIDEO MODE
ON
OFF
3
REC SPEED
ON
[OFF]
O5D
ON
OFF
4
ALARM CNT
ON
[OFF]
O5D
ON
OFF
5
POWER
LOSS CNT
[ON]
OFF
O5D
ON
OFF
6
REC TALLY
[ON]
OFF
FDiP
ON
OFF
1
WARNING
[ON]
OFF
FDiP
ON
OFF
2
INPUT
ViD
[LINE]
Y/C
1
DETAIL
ViD
The higher the numeric value, the brighter the display.
The brightness is shown on the line under the setting value.
0 : ********** (black indication)
30 : ***
70 : *******
100 : ********** (white indication)
30
DATE
O5D
0
Function
LiN
Yc
[OFF]
ON
2
OFF
ON
Sets whether or not the year, month and day are shown on screen.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
Sets whether or not the time is shown.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
Sets whether or not the recording speed mode is shown on screen.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
Sets whether or not the number of alarms is shown on screen.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
Sets whether or not the number of power losses is shown on screen.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
Sets whether or not the [REC] indicator lights in the Record mode.
ON: Lights.
OFF: Does not light .
Sets whether or not a warning indication (error code display) is shown
when a problem occurs.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
Selects input video signals.
LINE: Inputs composite video signals from the rear panel’s [VIDEO IN]
connector.
Y/C: Inputs separate Y/C video signals from the rear panel’s [Y/C IN]
connector.
Selects the picture quality in the Play mode.
OFF: Normal picture quality.
ON: Enhanced detail reproduction. However, the S/N ratio is degraded.
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4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-7 Contents of Menu Switches
[ ]: Factory setting
Screens
VIDEO MODE
• The lower section in the items and set values columns shows what’s on the VCR’s display.
Items
V. PULSE
(VCR's display)
ViD
VTR MODE
3
HDR
VTR
Set values
[OFF]
ON
OFF
ON
[OFF]
ON
1
OFF
ON
CNT MEM SW
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
2
POWER ON
REC
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
3
AUTO REC
CHECK
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
4
AUTO REW
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
5
Function
Sets whether or not the V. pulse is added during ordinary playback
(2H and 6H modes).
OFF: V. pulse is not added. Normally set to this position.
ON: V. pulse is added.
• When a camera synchronized with the power supply is switched with
a switcher, the picture may be distorted at the switching point. In
this case, set this switch to “ON”. This locks the monitor, preventing
the picture distortion at switching points (only in the 2/6H mode).
• V. pulse is always added in the Still mode and Timelapse mode.
Sets the mode during timelapse recording.
OFF: Records in the normal timelapse mode (timelapse recording with
the SP heads).
ON: Records in the HDR timelapse mode (timelapse recording with
the EP heads). Refer to page 28.
Sets whether or not the counter memory function is activated.
OFF: The counter memory function is not activated.
ON: The counter memory function is activated.
When the tape reel counter value reaches 0000 in the FF/REW
mode, the VCR enters the Stop mode automatically.
* The counter memory function is not available during repeat recording/
playback, auto REW, alarm search, alarm scan and date/time search.
Enables or disables automatic external timer recording or automatic
restart of recording after a power failure.
OFF: External timer recording or automatic recording after power
failure does not function regardless of whether power is supplied
or not.
ON: Recording starts automatically when power is turned on.
Sets whether or not Recording Check is automatically performed at the
beginning of a tape in the Repeat Recording mode.
OFF: Automatic recording check function is disabled.
ON: Automatic recording check function is enabled.
Sets whether or not the tape is rewound automatically when the tape
ends.
OFF: The tape stops at the end.
ON: The tape automatically rewinds and enters the Stop mode (auto
REW).
* When the repeat recording/playback function is set to “ON”, the
repeat function has priority.
* If the menu switch <TAPE END MODE> on the <ALARM/SENSOR
MODE> screen is set to “STOP”, the Stop mode is engaged when
the tape ends even when there is an alarm or sensor recording. The
tape does not rewind.
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REPEAT PLAY
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
6
Enables or disables the repeat playback function.
OFF: The repeat playback function is disabled.
ON: When the tape ends, it is automatically rewound and played back
again from the beginning.
4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-7 Contents of Menu Switches
[ ]: Factory setting
• The lower section in the items and set values columns shows what’s on the VCR’s display.
Screens
VTR MODE
Items
Set values
REPEAT REC
(VCR's display)
VTR
7
[OFF]
ON
OFF
ON
Function
Enables or disables the repeat recording function.
OFF: The repeat recording function is disabled.
ON: When the tape ends, it is automatically rewound and recording
starts again from the beginning. When set to “ON”, the [REPEAT]
indication on the VCR’s display lights.
* If the menu switch <TAPE END MODE> on the <ALARM/SENSOR
MODE> screen is set to “STOP”, the Stop mode is engaged when
the tape ends even when there is an alarm or sensor recording. The
repeat recording is not executed.
* When this menu switch is set to “ON”, externally activated recording
is not executed.
SRI/EXT
MODE
SRI/EXT REC
[OFF]
SERIES
EXT
SR
OFF
SERi
EiT
ET
1
EXT REC END
[NORMAL]
OPE OFF
SR
NORn
POFF
ET
2
CNT TAPE END [OFF]
500
1000
..
.
9500
SR
ALARM/
SENSOR
MODE
ET
3
OFF
500
..
.
9500
REC MODE
[OFF]
ALARM
SENSOR
ALL
AL
OFF
ALAR
SENS
ALL
SE
1
REC SPEED
[2H]
6H
AL
2H
6H
SE
2
Selects series recording or automatic recording with an external VCR activation
signal.
OFF:
The series recording and automatic recording with an external
signal functions are disabled.
SERIES: The series recording function is enabled.
EXT:
The automatic recording function with an external signal is enabled.
* When the menu switch <REPEAT REC> is set to “ON”, externally
activated recording is not executed.
Selects the mode engaged when externally activated automatic
recording ends.
NORMAL: The Stop mode is engaged.
OPE OFF: The Stop mode is engaged and the operating power mode
is turned off.
Outputs a tape end signal from the rear panel’s [TAPE END OUT] terminal
when the tape reaches the set tape reel counter value during recording.
During series recording, a series recording signal is output to a connected
VCR for continuous recording.
OFF: The counter end output function is disabled.
500 : A tape end signal is output when the set tape reel counter value is
reached during recording. A buzzer sounds when the menu switch
..
.
9500 <END BUZ> on the <BUZZER/IN OUT> is set to “ON”.
For more information on the relationship between the tape reel
counter value and the tape remaining time, refer to page 64.
Selects the alarm recording or sensor recording function.
• Alarm recording: When an alarm signal is input to the rear panel’s
[ALARM IN] terminal during recording, the mode switches to the 2H (SP)
or 6H (EP) recording mode for realtime recording of the alarm event.
• Sensor recording: When an alarm signal is input to the rear panel’s
[ALARM IN] terminal in the Stop mode (Stop mode, Timer Recording
Standby or Operating Off mode), recording starts in the 2H (SP) or 6H
(EP) mode.
OFF:
Alarm or sensor recording is not executed.
ALARM: Alarm recording is executed.
SENSOR: Sensor recording is executed.
ALL:
Both alarm and sensor recording are executed.
Selects the recording mode for alarm or sensor recording.
2H: Records in the 2H (SP) mode.
6H: Records in the 6H (EP) mode.
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4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-7 Contents of Menu Switches
[ ]: Factory setting
• The lower section in the items and set values columns shows what’s on the VCR’s display.
Screens
ALARM/
SENSOR
MODE
Items
Set values
DURATION
5 SEC
10 SEC
15 SEC
30 SEC
60 SEC
120 SEC
[180 SEC]
TAPE END
MANUAL
(VCR's display)
AL
SE
3
TAPE END
MODE
AL
BUZZER
SE
[OFF]
STOP
4
TAPE END
BU
22
OFF
STOP
[OFF]
ON
1
OFF
ON
AL/SENSOR
IN
[OFF]
ON
BU
OFF
ON
22
2
WARNING
BU
IN/OUT
5
..
.
180
TPEN
NANU
22
[OFF]
ON
3
OFF
ON
CAMERA SW
[OFF]
1 FIELD
2 FIELD
iO
OFF
1FRD
2FRD
1
RS-232C
B. RATE
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3
Selects the recording duration for alarm or sensor recording.
5 — 180 SEC: Alarm or sensor recording is performed for the specified
time (5 sec. to 180 sec.)
TAPE END: Alarm or sensor recording continues to the end of the tape.
MANUAL: Alarm or sensor recording continues for as long as alarm
signals are input. Set to this position when specifying the
alarm recording time with a switcher.
*To ensure accurate alarm search and alarm scan operation,
be sure to set the recording time to 5 seconds or more.
Selects whether or not the Stop mode is forcibly engaged when the tape
ends even if there is an alarm or sensor recording.
OFF: The forced Stop mode is not engaged.
• When the tape ends, the mode set with the menu switch <AUTO
REW> or <REPEAT REC> on the <VTR MODE> screen is engaged.
STOP: The Forced Stop mode is engaged.
Sets whether or not the buzzer sounds when the tape ends in the
Record mode.
OFF: The buzzer does not sound.
ON: The buzzer sounds when the tape ends during recording. Also, the
buzzer sounds when the tape reel counter value set with the menu
switch <CNT TAPE END> on the SRI/EXT MODE screen is reached.
When the mode is changed by pressing the [REW] button,
[EJECT] button or [OPERATE] button, the buzzer sound stops.
Selects whether or not the buzzer sounds during alarm or sensor
recording.
OFF: The buzzer does not sound.
ON: The buzzer sounds.
Sets whether or not the buzzer sounds when a warning occurs.
OFF: The buzzer does not sound.
ON: The buzzer sounds. When the warning is released, the buzzer
sound stops.
Sets the camera switching signal output interval.
OFF:
No camera switching signal is output.
1 FIELD: Set to this position to switch cameras every 1 field.
2 FIELD: Set to this position to switch cameras every two fields (1
frame).
This screen is shown only when the optional SA-K97U RS-232C board is installed.
600
1200
2400
4800
[9600]
iO
Function
600
..
.
9600
Selects the RS-232C data transfer rate (600 bps, 1200 bps, 2400 bps,
4800 bps and 9600 bps).
5 PREPARATION
5-1 Cassette Loading/Unloading
Loading
Insert the cassette with its label side facing you.
Gently push the center of the cassette until the machine starts automatic loading.
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
FIELD ADV
(
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
[TIMER] indication
) indication
–
SET
+
[EJECT] button
Notes:
• To avoid damage or injury, do not insert your hand or other foreign objects into the cassette loading slot.
• For best results, use a T-120 tape.
Auto operate on
When a cassette is loaded, the oprating mode
) cassette indication
automatically turns on and the (
appears.
Auto play
When a cassette with no erasure prevention tab is loaded,
playback starts automatically.
Unloading
5 Press the [EJECT] button.
[The cassette is ejected.
• The tape reel counter is reset to “0000”.
If the operating mode is not on when the [EJECT] button
is pressed, operating mode is automatically switched on
and the cassette is ejected. Once the cassette is
unloaded, the operating mode turns off again
automatically.
If the Timer Recording Standby mode is engaged
(TIMER indication is shown on the display), the
cassette will not be ejected when the [EJECT] button is
pressed.
To unload the cassette, press the [TIMER] button to
release the Timer Recording Standby mode, then
press the [EJECT] button.
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5 PREPARATION
5-2 Recording/Playback Speed Mode Selection
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
FIELD ADV
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
Record/playback speed
indication
[HDR] indicator
[TIME MODE +/–] buttons
1 Press the [OPERATE] button to turn the operating mode on.
2 Select whether or not the HDR mode is engaged with the <HDR> menu switch on the <VTR MODE> screen. When the
During HDR recording or HDR playback, the [HDR] indicator lights.
3 Select the Record or Playback speed with the [TIME MODE +/–] button. Refer to the table below.
The selected recording or playback speed mode is shown on the display.
• Available modes differ depending on whether HDR is ON or OFF.
Display
Recording/playback
interval (sec.)
HDR OFF
Available recording
time (hours)
Mode
HDR ON
Audio
recording
T-30
T-60
T-90
T-120
2H
—
—
Standard (SP)
0.5
1
1.5
2
Possible
6H
—
—
3x (EP)
1.5
3
4.5
6
Possible
24H
0.2
0.08
24-hour timelapse
6
12
18
24
Impossible
48H
0.4
0.15
48-hour timelapse
12
24
36
48
Impossible
72H
0.6
0.2
72-hour timelapse
18
36
54
72
Impossible
120H
1
0.35
120-hour timelapse
30
60
90
120
Impossible
168H
1.4
0.5
168-hour timelapse
48
96
144
168
Impossible
240H
2
0.7
240-hour timelapse
60
120
180
240
Impossible
480H
4
1.35
480-hour timelapse
120
240
360
480
Impossible
960H
6
2.7
960-hour timelapse
240
480
720
960
Impossible
• HDR ON/OFF can be activated in any recording mode except the 2H/6H mode.
• Available recording time may vary depending on the type of cassette used.
• For best results, use a T-120 tape.
• Replace the cassette at least once every 15 days when using the 2H - 168H modes. In the 240 - 960H modes,
replace the cassette with a new one at the completion of recording.
High-Density Recording
HDR is performed with the EP heads. When HDR is set to “OFF”, recording is performed with the SP heads.
In the HDR mode, the interval between frames (fields) is reduced by about a third, allowing three 3 times as many frames
to be recorded as in the ordinary timelapse mode. This does not affect the actual recording time of the tape (the recording
time is the same as it would be if recorded in the normal (SP) Timelapse mode).
The quality of the picture recorded in the HDR mode is inferior to that in ordinary timelapse recording (equivalent to the EP
mode).
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6 RECORDING
6-1 Switch Setting During Recording
[ON SCREEN f] button
[ON SCREEN 7] button
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
[REC] indicator
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
[TIME MODE +/–] buttons
Connection
Connect the input and output connectors on the rear panel
correctly. Refer to “CONNECTIONS” on pages 14 to 16.
Menu switch settings
Set menu switches as required.
5 INPUT
• Select LINE (composite) or Y/C video signal input.
5 ON SCREEN/F. DISPLAY MODE
• Select the brightness and ON/OFF for each indication
(date, time and recording speed, etc).
During recording, the selected on-screen data is
recorded together with video signals.
If you do not want to display or record a specific item,
set it to “OFF”.
• <REC TALLY> setting
Set whether or not the [REC] indicator lights in the
Record mode.
5 VTR MODE
• HDR
Set to “ON” to record in the High-Density Recording
mode during timelapse recording.
• POWER ON REC
Set to “ON” for external timer recording or automatic
restart of recording after a power failure. For details,
refer to “6-9 How to Restore Recording After Power
Failure” and “6-10 External Timer Recording” on page
45.
• AUTO REW
Select the mode engaged when the tape ends.
“OFF”: The Stop mode is engaged.
“ON”: The tape automatically rewinds to the
beginning.
When the <REPEAT REC> menu switch is set to “ON”,
repeat recording takes place regardless of the setting
of this switch.
• REPEAT REC
Set to “ON” to perform repeat recording. For details,
refer to “6-7 Repeat Recording” on page 43.
• AUTO REC CHECK
Set to “ON” to perform Recording Check automatically
at the beginning of a tape in the Repeat Recording
mode.
5 SRI/EXT MODE
• SRI/EXT REC
- Set to “SERIES” to perform series recording. For
details, refer to “6-6 Series Recording” on page 41.
- Set to “EXT” to execute automatic recording when
activated by an external signal.
For details, refer to “6-8 Recording with External
VCR Activation Signal” on page 44.
5 ALARM/SENSOR MODE
• REC MODE
- For alarm recording, set to “ALARM” or “ALL”. For
details, refer to 6-4 Alarm Recording” on page 38.
- For sensor recording, set to “SENSOR” or “ALL”. For
details, refer to 6-5 Sensor Recording” on page 40.
5 BUZZER
• TAPE END
Set to “ON” if you want the buzzer to sound when the
tape ends during recording.
5 IN/OUT
• CAMERA SW
Set the camera switching timing signal output to an
external sequential switcher during recording.
- To switch cameras every 1 field or 1 frame, set this
menu switch to “1 FIELD” or “2 FIELD”.
Recording tape
Use an HG (high grade) tape for recording with this unit
(a JVC cassette is recommended). Before recording,
perform a test recording to check the picture quality.
Tapes recorded on this VCR cannot be played back on
normal VHS VCRs. To avoid inadvertently trying to
play back tapes recorded in this unit on standard VHS
VCRs, label the cassette appropriately to distinguish it
from tapes recorded in the normal VHS mode.
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6 RECORDING
6-2 Recording Basic Operation
[STOP] button
[REC] button
[REC CHECK] button
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
[PAUSE] button
–
+
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
2 Select the recording speed mode with the [TIME
MODE +/–] button.
For details, refer to “5-2 Recording/Playback Speed
Mode Selection” on page 28.
3 Select the on-screen display position with the [ON
SCREEN 7/f] button.
4 Insert a cassette with safety tab in place.
) cassette indicator lights on the display.
[The (
* If a cassette is loaded when the operating mode is off,
the operating mode is switched on automatically (auto
operate on function).
5 Press the [REC] button to start recording.
The recording indictor lights on the display,
showing that the Record mode is engaged.
* No sound is recorded during Timelapse Recording.
[
To stop recording temporarily
6 Press the [PAUSE] button.
The record-pause indicator is shown on
the display and the Pause mode is
engaged.
* If the VCR remains in the Record-Pause mode for
about 3 minutes, the head drum stops rotating to
protect the tape. Although the Record-Pause mode
remains engaged, there may be some distortion in the
picture at the recording transition when you start
recording again.
To start recording again
7 Press the [PLAY] button.
The record-pause indicator on the display
goes out and the Recording mode is
engaged.
To stop recording
8 Press the [STOP] button.
[The tape stops and the Stop mode is engaged.
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TIME MODE
–
SET
+
[PLAY] button
mode on.
[The [OPERATE] indicator lights.
[
ON SCREEN
MENU
OPERATE
SHIFT
FIELD ADV
V. LOCK
1 Press the [OPERATE] button to turn the operating
[
RESET/
CANCEL
FF
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
[OPERATE] button
To check the recording
● To check recording in the Timelapse mode, the
recording duration must be equivalent to at least 8
seconds at 2H(SP) or 6H(EP) speed. Recording
check cannot be performed correctly if the recording
duration is too short. (Example : In the 960-hour
normal timelapse mode, the recording duration shoud
be 64 minutes or more.)
● During recording check, the audio signal is not output.
5 Press the [REC CHECK] button during recording.
→ The tape is automatically played back in reverse for
about 5 seconds, then the Play mode is engaged to
allow you to check recording. After the sequence
has played back, the recording mode is automatically
re-engaged at the point where the recording was
interrupted.
• During playback in the Recording Check mode, check
the picture to ensure that the recording is satisfactory.
If the signals are not recorded properly, the built-in
head cleaner cleans the heads and recording
continues. In this case, the error code “E-09” is shown
on the display for about 10 seconds.
[REC CHECK] button
During
recording
Recording
check
Normal
Recording
Defective
Error code “E-09” is
shown for 10 seconds.
Auto head
cleaning
Recording
If the recording speed is as shown below, the VCR
cleans the heads automatically and continues recording
whenever continuous 24-hour recording is performed.
Normal timelapse mode: 72H or more
HDR timelapse mode: 240H or more
Images recorded during the cleaning period may be
unstable due to the interference with the servo control.
This is not a malfunction.
Note:
• When a tape recorded in this unit is played back on
another VCR (except another SR-9090U), noise may
appear in the picture.
6 RECORDING
6-3 Timer Recording
This unit is provided with 2 different setting screens for timer recording program; one allows you to specify the day of week, the
other allows you to specify a date (a holiday, for example). You can select the desired setting screen from the main menu
screen.
• Program timer setting: Day-of-the-week (Sun. to Sat.) timer recording program and daily timer recording program are
available (for up to 8 programs).
• Holiday setting: Timer recording can be programmed for a specified date.
* The holiday setting has priority over the program timer setting.
[SHIFT7] button
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
[SHIFT4] button
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
–
[MENU] button
[TIMER] button
SET
[SET –] button
+
[SET +] button
Notes:
• Timer programming is not possible if the date and time are not set.
If you select program timer or holiday setting from the main menu when the date and time have not been set, the clock
setting screen opens. Set the date and time.
• Do not try to program the regular timer or holiday timer when the Timer Record mode is engaged. To do so, you must
first release the Timer Record mode by pressing the [TIMER] button.
Preparation
5 Make sure all equipment is connected correctly.
5 Check the current time.
5 Load a cassette with safety tab in place.
If a cassette is loaded when the operating mode is off, the operating mode is switched on automatically (auto operate on
function).
Timer Recording Program Setting
5 Timer recording programming for the specified day of the week
Main menu screen
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * *
* C L OCK * S E T * * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MODE
* V I D EO / V T R * MOD E * * * * * *
* S R I / E X T * MOD E * * * * * * * *
* A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E * * *
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * *
* P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * *
* HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * *
* HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * *
* OT HER * M * * * * * * * * * * * *
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* E NU * * * * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
(Example)
HDR is performed in the 24-hour recording speed mode from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
1 Turn on the VCR and monitor and engage the Stop mode.
2 Press the [MENU] button.
[The main menu is shown on the monitor.
3 Select the HDR mode.
VIDEO/VTR MODE screen
HDR
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . I NPU T * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . V . PU L S E * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . HDR * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . CN T * MEM * SW * * * * * *
3 . POWE R * ON * R E C * * * *
4 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OON
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
1 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to move the cursor to <VIDEO/VTR
MODE> on the main menu. Then press the [SET +/–] button.
[The <VIDEO/VTR MODE> menu is shown on the monitor.
2 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to put the cursor on <HDR>.
3 Press the [SET +/–] button to set <HDR> to “ON”.
4 Press the [MENU] button to restore the main menu screen.
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6 RECORDING
6-3 Timer Recording
5 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to select <PROGRAM
Main menu screen
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* C L OCK * S E T * * * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MOD E *
* V I D EO / V T R * MOD E * * * * * * *
* S R I / E X T * MOD E * * * * * * * * *
* A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E * * ON
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ON
* P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * * *
* HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * * *
* HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * ON
* O T H E R * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
* E NU * * * * * * * * * *
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*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
TIMER> in the main menu and press the [SET +/–]
button.
[The <PROGRAM TIMER> menu is shown on the
monitor and “SUN” blinks.
6 Set the day of the week (SAT).
Press the [SET +/–] button to set the day of the week to
“SAT”.
7 Set the hour for the start time (8).
Press the [SHIFT f] button so that “hour” for “START”
blinks. Press the [SET +/–] button to set the hour of the
start time to “8”.
8 Set the minute for the start time (00).
PROGRAM TIMER screen
Recording speed
Stop time
OFF : Operation is
Start time
disabled.
1ST : 1st week
Day of the week
RPT : Every week
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
S UN 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 1 – – –
MON 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 6 – – –
T UE 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 5 – – –
WE D – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
T HU – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
SA T – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
DA Y – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* DA I L Y * S E T * * * * * * S UN * MON *
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
PROGRAM
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
S A T 0 0 8 : 0 0 : 1 7 : 0 0 * –HD – 2 4 1 R P T
MON 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 6 – – –
T UE 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 5 – – –
WE D – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
T HU – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
SA T – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
DA Y – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* DA I L Y * S E T * * * * * * S UN * MON *
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
Press the [SHIFT f] button so that “minute” for
“START” blinks. Press the [SET +/–] button to set the
minute of the start time to “00”.
9 In the same way, set the hour (17) and minute (00) for
the stop time.
* When the stop time is earlier than the start time or the
same as the start time, “T” is added to the beginning
of the stop time, showing that the stop time is for the
next day.
0 Set the recording speed mode (H/D 24).
Press the [SHIFT f] button so that “SPD” blinks and
press the [SET +/–] button to set the recording speed to
(H/D 24).
* When the HDR mode is selected, H/D is shown for
“SPD”.
! Set the program item.
Press the [SHIFT f] button so that “PGM” blinks and
set the program item with the [SET +/–] button.
1ST: Timer recording is executed only once on the most
recent specified day of the week (Saturday).
RPT: Timer recording is executed on the specified day
of the week (Saturday) every week.
OFF: Programmed timer recording is not executed.
5 To program timer recording at another time or day,
Timer
Program No.
TIMER
1 2
16:30:00
VCR display
press the [SHIFT 7] button so that the next setting
line blinks and repeat steps 6 to 11.
* If changing the HDR mode, do so before programming
the timer again.
@ End timer program setting.
• Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen is restored.
# Press the [TIMER] button.
[The TIMER indication and effective timer-recording
programmed numbers light on the display and the
operating mode is automatically turned off to engage
the Timer-Recording Standby mode.
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6 RECORDING
6-3 Timer Recording
[SHIFT 7] button
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
[SHIFT f] button
+
–
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
–
+
SET
+
[MENU] button
[TIMER] button
[SET +] button
[SET –] button
5 Programming timer recording for more than 24 hours
PROGRAM TIMER screen
(Example)
HDR is performed with the 48-hour recording speed from
9:00 p.m. on every Friday to 8:00 a.m. on every Monday.
Recording speed
Stop time
Start time
Day of the week
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
S UN 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 1 – – –
MON 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 6 – – –
T UE 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 5 – – –
WE D – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
T HU – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
SA T – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
DA Y – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* DA I L Y * S E T * * * * * * S UN * MON *
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
OFF : Operation is
disabled.
1ST : 1st week
RPT : Every week
1 Follow steps 1 to 5 in “Timer Recording Program
Setting” on pages 31 and 32.
2 Press the [SHIFT 7] button so that the 7th line “SAT” blinks
on the <PROGRAM TIMER>. Programs lasting for more
than 24 hours can only be set on the seventh line.
3 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the day of the week to
“FRI” and press the [SHIFT f] button.
[“Hour” for the start time blinks.
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the hour of the start
time to “21” and press the [SHIFT f] button.
[“Minute” for the start time blinks.
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
S UN 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 1 – – –
MON 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 6 – – –
T UE 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 5 – – –
WE D – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
T HU – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – 2 1 : 0 0 : * * : * * * * * * * – * * *
SA T – * * : * * : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* DA I L Y * S E T * * * * * * S UN * MON *
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
S UN 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 1 – – –
MON 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 6 – – –
T UE 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 5 – – –
WE D – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
T HU – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – 2 1 : 0 0 : * * : * * * * * * * – * * *
MON – * * : * * : 0 8 : 0 0 * –HD– 4 8 – R P T
* DA I L Y * S E T * * * * * * S UN * MON *
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
5 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the minute of the start
time to “00” and press the [SHIFT f] button.
[“Hour” for the stop time blinks.
6 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the hour of the stop
time to “**”.
[“**:** **** **” is shown for the items after “STOP”,
the “DAY” on the 8th line changes to the next day of
the week (SAT) automatically and “**:**” is shown for
“START”.
7 Press the [SHIFT 7] button so that the day of the week
on the 8th line blinks.
8 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the day of the week to
“MON” and press the [SHIFT f] button three times.
[“Hour” for the stop time blinks.
9 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the hour of the stop
time to “8”.
0 In the same way, press the [SHIFT f] button and [SET
+/–] button to set the minute of the stop time to “00”, the
recording speed to “H/D 48” and “PGM” to “RPT”.
! End timer program setting.
Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen is restored.
@ Press the [TIMER] button.
[The TIMER indication and program number “7” light
on the display and the operating mode is
automatically turned off to engage the TimerRecording Standby mode.
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6-3 Timer Recording
5 Programming timer recording for more than one day
PROGRAM TIMER screen
Recording speed
Stop time
Start time
ON: Enabled
Day of the week
OFF: Disabled
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
S UN 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 1 – – –
MON 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 6 – – –
T UE 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 5 – – –
WE D – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
T HU – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
SA T – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
DA Y – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* DA I L Y * S E T * * * * * * S UN * MON *
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
DAILY SET
PROGRAM
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
(every day)
This programming is to timer-record at the same time on
specified days of the week.
(Example)
HDR is performed in the 48-hour mode from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
1 Repeat steps 1 to 5 in “Timer Recording Program
Setting” on pages 31 and 32.
2 Set the day of the week on <PROGRAM TIMER> to
“DAY” with the [SET +/–] button.
3 Press the [SHIFT f] button so that the “hour” for the
start time blinks and set “hour” to “10” with the [SET +/–]
button.
4 Press the [SHIFT f] button so that the “minute” for the
start time blinks and set “minute” to “00” with the [SET +/
–] button.
5 Press the [SHIFT f] button and [SET +/–] button to set
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
DA Y 0 1 0 : 0 0 : 1 7 : 0 0 * –HD – 4 8 1 * ON
MON 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 6 – – –
T UE 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 5 – – –
WE D – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
T HU – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
SA T – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
DA Y – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* DA I L Y * S E T * * * * * * S UN * MON *
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
DA Y 0 1 0 : 0 0 : 1 7 : 0 0 * –HD – 4 8 1 – ON
MON 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 6 – – –
T UE 0 – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – 5 – – –
WE D – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
T HU – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
FR I – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
SA T – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
DA Y – – – : – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* DA I L Y * S E T * * * * * * S UN * MON *
* * * * – – – * WE D * – – – * – – – * S A T *
the hour of the stop time to “17”, the minute of the stop
time to “00”, the recording speed to “H/D48” and “PGM”
to “ON”.
6 Set the days of the week when timer recording is to be
executed (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday).
Set the days with “DAILY SET” at the lower section of
the screen.
• Press the [SHIFT 7] button so that “SUN” in the
lowest line blinks.
7 Press the [SET +/–] button to set “SUN” to “– –”.
8 Press the [SHIFT f] button to select the day of the
week and set the operating day of the week with the
[SET +/–] button.
Set the items for “Tuesday”, “Thursday” and “Friday” to
“– –”.
• Timer recording will take place on the days of the week
shown on the display. Timer recording will not take
place on days of the week indicated by “– –”.
9 End timer program setting.
Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen is restored.
0 Press the [TIMER] button.
[The TIMER indication and active timer program
numbers light on the display and the operating mode
is automatically turned off to engage the TimerRecording Standby mode.
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6-3 Timer Recording
[SHIFT 7] button
SR-9090U
REC
[SHIFT f] button
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
REC
REC
CHECK
STOP
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
FIELD ADV
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
[TIMER] button
–
+
[MENU] button
SET
[SET –] button
+
[SET +] button
Holiday Timer Recording Setting
This lets you preset the VCR to record on specified dates (such as holidays) at any time over a period of a year. Up to 16
dates can be set. When holiday settings and program settings overlap, holiday setting is given priority
(Example)
Recording is performed in the 960-hour nomal timelapse mode from
0:00 a.m. to 0:00 a.m. the next day.
Main menu screen
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* C L OCK * S E T * * * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MOD E *
* V I D EO / V T R * MOD E * * * * * * *
* S R I / E X T * MOD E * * * * * * * * *
* A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E * * ON
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ON
* P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * * *
* HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * * *
* HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * ON
* O T H E R * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
4FIN
* E NU * * * * * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
1 Press the [MENU] button to show the main menu on the monitor.
2 Set HDR to “OFF”.
1 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor on the main menu’s
<VIDEO/VTR MODE>. Then press the [SET +/–] button.
2 Set <HDR> on <VIDEO/VTR MODE> to “OFF” with the [SET +/–]
button.
3 Press the [MENU] button to restore the main menu screen.
3 Call the <HOLIDAY SET> screen.
• Press the [SHIFT 7] button to select <HOLIDAY SET> in the main
menu and press the [SET +/–] button.
HOLIDAY SET screen
* * * * * [ HO L I DA Y * S E T ] * * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
* * * 0–– : –– : –– : –– * ––––1–––
* 1 : 0––––– : –– : 2 : * ––––––––
* 3 : 0––––– : –– : 4 : * ––––––––
* 5 : –––––– : –– : 6 : * ––––––––
* 7 : –––––– : –– : 8 : * ––––––––
* 9 : –––––– : ––10 : * ––––––––
11 : –––––– : ––12 : * ––––––––
13 : –––––– : ––14 : * ––––––––
15 : * ––––– * ––16 : * ––––––––
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
* * * * * [ HO L I DA Y * S E T ] * * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
* * * 0 0 0 : 0 0 T 0 0 : 0 0 * 9 6 0 – 1 – ON
* 1 : 0–1–15 : –– : 2 : * –9–15–––
* 3 : 0–2–11 : –– : 4 : * –9–23–––
* 5 : ––3–21 : –– : 6 : * 10–10–––
* 7 : ––4–29 : –– : 8 : * 11–03–––
* 9 : ––5–01 : ––10 : * 11–23–––
11 : ––5–03 : ––12 : * 12–23–––
13 : ––5–05 : ––14 : * ––––––––
15 : * –8–15 * ––16 : * ––––––––
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the hour of the start time to “0” and
press the [SHIFT f] button.
[“Minute” for the start time blinks.
5 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the minute of the start time to “00” and
press the [SHIFT f] button.
[“Hour” for the stop time blinks.
6 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the hour of the stop time to “00” and
press the [SHIFT f] button.
“T” is shown at the beginning of the stop time.
* When the stop time is earlier than the start time or the same as the
start time, the stop time is assumed to be the next day and “T” is
added to the beginning of the stop time.
7 Press the [SHIFT f] button and [SET +/–] button to set the minute of
the stop time to “00”, the recording speed to “960” and “PGM” to “ON”.
8 Set the day.
• Press the [SHIFT f] button or [SHIFT 7] button to select the line
and enter the day for timer recording with the [SET +/] button.
9 End holiday timer recording setting.
Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen is restored.
• When “PGM” is set to “OFF”, the setting is
disabled and holiday timer recording is not
executed.
0 Press the [TIMER] button.
[The TIMER indication lights on the display and the operating mode
is automatically turned off to engage the Timer-Recording Standby
mode.
* The timer program numbers are not shown on the display.
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6-3 Timer Recording
[SHIFT 7] button
[SHIFT f] button
[RESET/CANCEL] button
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
RESET/
CANCEL
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
–
+
[TIMER] button
Canceling/Changing Timer Recording
Program
To stop timer programming before finishing
1 Press the [RESET/CANCEL] button.
[The program being set is canceled.
2 Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen mode is restored.
To cancel preset timer programs
1 Press the [TIMER] button so that the TIMER indication
goes out on the display.
SET
+
[SET +] button
[MENU] button
[SET –] button
To modify timer programs
1 Press the [TIMER] button so that the TIMER indication
goes out on the display.
2 Turn on the VCR and monitor
3 Press the [MENU] button to show the main menu screen
and press the [SHIFT 7] button to select <PROGRAM
TIMER or <HOLIDAY SET>. Then, press the [SET +/–]
button.
[The <PROGRAM TIMER> or <HOLIDAY SET> menu
is shown on the monitor.
4 Press the [SHIFT 7] button or [SHIFT f] button so that
the section you want to change blinks.
2 Turn on the VCR and monitor.
5 Press the [SET +/–] button to change the value.
3 Press the [MENU] button to show the main menu screen
6 Press the [MENU] button twice.
and press the [SHIFT 7] button to select <PROGRAM
TIMER> or <HOLIDAY SET>. Then, press the [SET +/–]
button.
[The <PROGRAM TIMER> or <HOLIDAY SET> menu
is shown on the monitor.
4 Press the [SHIFT 7] button or [SHIFT f] button to move
the cursor to the program you want to cancel.
5 Press the [RESET/CANCEL] button.
[The specified timer recording program is canceled.
6 Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen is restored.
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[The normal screen is restored.
To use the VCR when the Timer-Recording
Standby mode is engaged
• Press the [TIMER] button so that the TIMER indication
goes out. After using the VCR, press the [TIMER] button
again to engage the Timer-Recording Standby mode. The
TIMER indication will light.
• When all timer recording programs are completed, the
TIMER indication goes out.
6 RECORDING
6-3 Timer Recording
Notes on Timer Recording
5 If you make a mistake when programming or no
program is set and the [TIMER] button is pressed, the
TIMER indication blinks for about 10 seconds and a
warning buzzer sounds if <WARNING> in the
<BUZZER> menu is set to “ON”.
=
Perform programming for timer recording
5 If programmed data overlap
When the [TIMER] button is pressed, the TimerRecording Standby mode is engaged and the
[OVERLAP] indication blinks for about 10 seconds, then
lights.
(However, if program timer settings and holiday timer
settings overlap, the [OVERLAP] indication is not
shown. In this case, the holiday timer setting has
priority. The [OVERLAP] indication is not shown when a
daily timer recording program overlaps with another
program (even during program timer setting). The
program with the earlier start time has priority.)
=
Check the program contents.
(With program timer settings, the program with the
earlier program time has priority.)
5 When more than one timer recording is programmed
5 During timer recording
The [PAUSE] or [STOP] button has no effect.
=
Operation after pressing the [TIMER] button.
5 Timer recording
The operating mode is turned on about 20 seconds
before recording starts and the VCR pauses. Recording
starts about 2 seconds before the actual programmed
start time.
5 If no cassette is loaded
The TIMER and [
] indications blink and a warning
buzzer sounds if <WARNING> in the <BUZZER> menu
is set to “ON”.
=
Load a cassette with safety tab. Cassettes with no tab
are ejected.
5 When the tape ends during timer recording
=
The cassette tape is ejected.
When a cassette with safety tab is loaded, the timer
recording re-starts.
* However, if timer recording is executed in the Repeat
Record mode, the cassette tape is not ejected at the
tape end and repeat recording continues.
=
• The preset programs are executed consecutively
beginning with the program with the earliest start time.
The number of the program being executed blinks.
* Program numbers are not displayed for holiday timer
recording programs.
5 When the timer recording mode is engaged after the
start time has passed ...
When a power failure occurs within the set times and
power is restored ...
=
• Timer recording starts within the set times.
* If holiday timer and program timer settings overlap, the
holiday timer setting has priority and starts.
* When program timer settings overlap, the program with
the lower program number has priority and starts.
5 When the timer recording settings are changed during
timer recording
=
Changing the settings on the program timer setting
screen or holiday timer setting screen during timer
recording will have no effect. To change the settings,
you must disengage the timer recording mode.
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6-4 Alarm Recording
Alarm recording functions during timelapse recording. When an alarm signal is input to the rear panel’s ALARM IN terminal, an
index code is recorded on the tape and the VCR automatically switches to the 2H (SP) or 6H (EP) mode for realtime recording
of the alarm situation. Normal timelapse recording is restored after the preset alarm recording duration has passed.
* Alarm recording will not start from the Pause mode.
“AL” indication
SR-9090U
AL
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
5 Menu switches are provided for alarm recording mode,
alarm recording duration, buzzer ON/OFF in alarm
recording, and Forced Stop mode ON/OFF at tape end.
5 During alarm recording, the [AL] indication is lit on the
VCR and the [ALARM] indication is lit on the monitor
display. After alarm recording is complete, the “AL”
indication blinks on the display to show that an alarm
signal has been input.
* If the alarm recording function is activated a hundred
times a day or more, a malfunction may occur because
the guaranteed range is exceeded.
If you want to use this unit more than a hundred times
a day, set the recording speed mode to 2H/6H and
perform regular maintenance, replacing parts as
necessary.
On-screen
"ALARM"
indication
Extinguished
Shown
Extinguished
Shown
Extinguished
Display "AL"
indication
Extinguished
Lit
Blinking
Lit
Blinking
Record mode
Timelapse
mode
2H (SP)
/6H (EP)
Timelapse
mode
2H (SP)
/6H (EP)
Timelapse
mode
Timelapse
recording
Alarm
recording
Timelapse
recording
Alarm
recording
Timelapse
recording
Alarm signal input
Alarm signal input
* An index code (VISS) is recorded at the start point of the alarm recording as an alarm cue signal.
* During alarm recording, a +12 V signal is output from the rear panel’s ALARM REC OUT terminal.
* If a new alarm signal is input during alarm recording, alarm recording restarts from that point.
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TIME MODE
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
6 RECORDING
6-4 Alarm Recording
Preparation
Connect an alarm sensor to the rear panel’s alarm input terminal.
1 Press the [OPERATE] button to turn the operating mode
on.
2 Open the main menu’s <ALARM/SENSOR MODE> and
set the alarm recording-related menu switches.
1 REC MODE
Set to “ALARM” or “ALL” to activate alarm recording.
• When set to “ALL”, both alarm recording and sensor
recording will be performed.
• The [ALARM] indication lights on the display.
2 REC SPEED
Select the alarm recording speed from the 2H (SP)
mode or the 6H (EP) mode.
3 DURATION
Set the alarm recording duration to 5 sec., 10 sec., 15
sec., 30 sec., 60 sec., 120 sec., 180 sec., TAPE END
(to tape end) or MANUAL (for as long as alarm
signals are input).
* When the alarm recording time is set to “MANUAL”,
the alarm cue signal (index code) will not be
recorded correctly if alarm input lasts for less than 5
seconds.
* When alarm recording duration is set with an
external switcher, set the alarm recording duration to
“MANUAL”.
4 TAPE END MODE
Selects whether or not the Stop mode is forcibly
engaged when the tape ends even if there is an alarm
recording during recording.
• When set to “STOP”, the Stop mode is engaged at
tape end even if repeat recording or auto rewind is
set.
• When set to “OFF”, VCR operation is determined by
the repeat recording or auto rewind setting.
3 Set the other menu switches.
5 Setting the alarm buzzer
Set the menu switch <AL/SENSOR IN> in
<BUZZER> to “ON” to sound the alarm buzzer during
alarm recording.
5 Setting the on-screen brightness and display
items
Select the monitor display setting with the menu
switch.
On-screen information is recorded together with the
video signals.
You can change the on-screen display position with
the [ON SCREEN 7/f] buttons on the front panel.
5 Setting the HDR
To record in the HDR mode during timelapse
recording, set the menu switch <HDR> in <VTR
MODE> to “ON”.
ALARM/SENSOR MODE screen
* * * * * [ S R I / E X T * MOD E ] * * * * *
1 . SR I / E X T * * * * * * * * * * * * OF F
2 . E X T * R E C * E ND * * * * * NORMA L
3 . CN T * T A P E S E ND * * * * * * * O F F
* * [ A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E ] * * *
1 . R E C * MOD E * * * * * * * * * A L ARM
2 . REC * S P E ED * * * * * * * * * * * 2 H
3 . DURA T I ON * * * * * * * * 1 8 0 S EC
4 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E * * * * * * O F F
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * * * * * O F F
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * * * * * OF F
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * * * * * OF F
Set to “ALARM” or “ALL”.
4 Select the timelapse recording mode with the [TIME
MODE +/–] button on the front panel.
[The selected recording speed mode is shown on the
VCR’s display and on the monitor.
5 Follow the procedure described in “Recording Basic
Operation” on page 30.
6 When an alarm signal is input to the rear panel’s
[ALARM IN] terminal, alarm recording is executed in
accordance with the specified settings.
7 To stop alarm recording and clear the [ALARM]
indication, press the [RESET/CANCEL] button.
• If the [RESET/CANCEL] button is pressed when the
[AL] indication is lit (during alarm recording), alarm
recording stops, the [AL] indication goes out, and
timelapse recording is restored. If the alarm buzzer is
on, the buzzer sound also stops.
• If the [AL] indication blinks and the [RESET/CANCEL]
button is pressed, the [AL] indication goes out.
8 The alarm input data can be checked in the main
menu’s <OTHER> menu (refer to page 21).
Display the alarm list screen and press the [RESET/
CANCEL] button to reset the alarm input data.
* There may be some picture distortion at the start
or end of an alarm recording. This is not a
malfunction.
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6-5 Sensor Recording
Sensor recording is executed only when the VCR is in the Stop mode (Stop, Timer Record Standby or Operating Off mode)
and an alarm signal is input to the rear panel’s ALARM IN terminal.
Perform the settings for sensor recording in the same way as for “Alarm Recording” on page 39.
The mechanism of the SR-9090U cannot be guaranteed if the sensor recording function is used frequently (100 times/day
or more).
Preparation
Connect an alarm sensor to the rear panel’s alarm input terminal.
1 Press the [OPERATE] button to turn the operating mode
on.
2 Open the main menu’s <ALARM/SENSOR MODE> and
set the sensor recording-related menu switches.
1 REC MODE
Set to “SENSOR” or “ALL” to activate alarm recording.
• When set to “ALL”, both alarm recording and sensor
recording will be performed.
• The [SENSOR REC] indication lights on the display.
2 REC SPEED
Select the alarm recording speed from the standard
(2H) mode or the extended EP (6H) mode.
3 DURATION
Set the sensor recording duration to 5 sec., 10 sec.,
15 sec., 30 sec., 60 sec., 120 sec., 180 sec., TAPE
END (to tape end) or MANUAL (for as long as alarm
signals are input).
* The sensor recording time will be shorter than the
specified value.
* When the sensor recording time is set to
“MANUAL”, the alarm cue signal (index code) will
not be recorded correctly if sensor input lasts for
less than 5 seconds.
* When sensor recording duration is set with an
external switcher, set the sensor recording duration
to “MANUAL”.
4 TAPE END MODE
Selects whether or not the Stop mode is forcibly
engaged when the tape ends during sensor
recording.
• When set to “STOP”, the Stop mode is engaged at
tape end even if repeat recording or auto rewind is
set.
• When set to “OFF”, VCR operation is determined by
the repeat recording or auto rewind setting
3 Set the other menu switches.
5 Setting the alarm buzzer
Set the menu switch <AL/SENSOR IN> in
<BUZZER> to “ON” to sound the alarm buzzer during
sensor recording.
5 Setting the on-screen brightness and display items
Select the monitor display setting with the menu switch.
On-screen information is recorded together with the
video signals.
You can change the on-screen display position with the
[ON SCREEN 7/f] buttons on the front panel.
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ALARM/SENSOR MODE screen
* * * * * [ S R I / E X T * MOD E ] * * * * *
1 . SR I / E X T * REC * * * * * * * * OF F
2 . E X T . R E CA E ND * * * * * NORMA L
3 . CN T E T A P E * E ND * M . * * * * O F F
* * [ A L ARM / S E N SOROMOD E ] * * *
1 . R E C * MOD E D * * * * * 4 * S E N SOR
2 . REC * S P E EDE * * * T I 5 * * * * 2 H
3 . DURA T ON * * S * CN T AN E 6 0 S EC
4 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E * * Y ] * * O F F
4 . R E C * T A L * * * * * * * * * * * * * ON
2 . WARN I NGM * * * * * * * * * * * * ON
* 4 F I N * D E * E NU * * * * * * * * * *
Set to “SENSOR” or “ALL”.
4 Turn the operating mode on to engage the Stop mode.
5 • When an alarm signal is input to the rear panel’s
[ALARM IN] terminal, recording starts automatically in
the specified recording mode (2H or 6H) and the [AL]
indication is lit. The [ALARM] indication is shown on
screen.
• After the specified recording duration expires,
recording stops.
* As sensor recording starts from the Stop mode, it
takes several seconds before actual recording
starts.
6 To stop sensor recording and clear the [ALARM]
indication, press the [RESET/CANCEL] button.
• In this case, even if the menu switch <TAPE END
MODE> is set to “STOP”, the operation executed at
end of the tape is determined by the setting of the
<AUTO REW> or <REPEAT REC> menu switch in the
<VTR MODE> menu.
7 To release the Sensor Record mode, set the <REC
MODE> menu switch in <ALARM/SENSOR MODE> to
“OFF” or “ALARM”.
* During playback, there may be some noise or
picture distortion at the point where one sensor
recording stops and another starts. This is not a
malfunction.
* When a new alarm is input during sensor
recording, sensor recording restarts from that
point.
6 RECORDING
6-6 Series Recording
The series recording function facilitates recording over much longer periods using several connected SR-9090Us.
As soon as the tape ends in one VCR, the next VCR in the series starts recording. Using the counter end output function
enables smoother switchovers during series recording, mostly eliminating interruptions between tapes.
Connections
5 Connect the first VCR’s [SERIES REC OUT] terminal to the
second VCR’s [SERIES REC IN] terminal. Connect the
second VCR’s [SERIES REC OUT] terminal to the third
VCR’s [SERIES REC IN] terminal. Repeat for all connected
VCRs. Connect the VCR’s [COM] terminals as well.
5 Connect a video camera and/or other source equipment to the
first VCR’s video and audio input connectors.
Connect the first VCR’s video and audio output connectors to
the second VCR’s video and audio input connectors. Connect
the second VCR’s video and audio output connectors to the
third VCR’s video and audio input connectors.
Repeat for all connected VCRs.
Connect the last VCR’s video and audio output connectors to
the monitor’s video and audio input connectors.
Video input signal
Audio input signal
Rear panel
First VCR
VIDEO
AUDIO
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
RESET IN REC IN
WARNING CLOCK
SERIES
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
First VCR
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
RESET IN REC IN
WARNING CLOCK
SERIES
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
Second VCR
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
RESET IN REC IN
WARNING CLOCK
SERIES
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
Third VCR
Y/C
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
COM
RESET IN RESET IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT RESET OUT
IN
MIC
OUT
Second VCR
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
Y/C
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
COM
RESET IN RESET IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT RESET OUT
IN
REMOTE
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
RESET IN RESET IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT RESET OUT
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
REMOTE
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
MIC
* * * * * [ S R I / E X T * MOD E ] * * * * *
1 . SR I / E X T * REC * * * * * S ER I E S
2 . E X T * R E C * E ND * * * * * NORMA L
3 . CN T * T A P E S E ND * * * * * * 5 0 0 0
* * [ A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E ] * * *
1 . R E C * MOD E * * * * * * * * * * * O F F
2 . REC * S P E ED * * * * * * * * * * * 2 H
3 . DURA T I ON * * * * * * * * 1 5 8 S EC
4 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E * * * * * * O F F
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * * * * * O F F
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * * * * * OF F
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * * * * * OF F
OUT
5 Normally the next VCR starts recording when the tape
Last VCR
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
COM
RESET IN RESET IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT RESET OUT
IN
REMOTE
Y/C
MIC
OUT
Audio output
Video output
ends. If the menu switch counter end output function is
on, a series recording signal is output when the selected
tape reel counter value is passed, and the next VCR starts
recording. Select the counter end value from “500”,
“1000” ... “9500” with the <CNT TAPE END> menu switch.
• The tape reel counter value from the beginning of the
tape to the end is about 5800 on a T-120 cassette tape.
(Reter to page 64.)
2 Press the [MENU] button to restore the normal screen.
3 Load cassettes with safety tab in place in all connected
VCRs.
5 To use the counter end output function, set the
Monitor TV
counter to the tape reel counter display with the
[DISPLAY] button.
When a cassette is loaded, the counter is reset to
“0000”.
4 Start recording on the first VCR.
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6 RECORDING
6-9 How to Restore Recording After Power Failure
If a power failure occurs during recording, recording will
restart in the same mode as soon as power is restored.
To use this function, set the <POWER ON REC> menu
switch in <VTR MODE> to “ON”.
If this menu switch is set to “ON” and operating mode
is turned off and on again in the Stop mode, the VCR
enters the Record mode automatically. Be careful.
VTR MODE screen
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . I NPU T * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . V . PU L S E * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . HDR * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . CN T * MEM * SW * * * * * *
3 . POWE R * ON * R E C * * * *
4 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OON
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
Set to “ON”
6-10 External Timer Recording
External timer recording can be performed by connecting the SR-9090U to an external timer.
1 Check that a cassette is loaded in the VCR.
* If the cassette’s safety tab has been removed,
recording will not take place.
* This function does not work when the Timer Record
mode is engaged.
2 Set the <POWER ON REC> menu switch in <VTR
MODE> to “ON”.
Power is supplied from the external timer at the
specified time and recording starts.
• Recording is performed at the preset recording speed.
If alarm recording or sensor recording is executed
before the power is supplied, the Alarm Record mode
or Sensor Record mode is released and normal
recording starts.
6-11 Tape End Buzzer
You can switch the buzzer sound which lets you know
when the tape ends during recording ON/OFF.
5 To sound the buzzer, set the menu switch <TAPE END>
in <BUZZER> to “ON”.
• If <CNT TAPE END> in the <SRI/EXT MODE> menu
is set to any position except “OFF”, the buzzer sounds
when the reel counter value is reached.
5 The buzzer continues to sound. To stop the buzzer
sound, set the menu switch <TAPE END> to “OFF”,
perform another operation (such as pressing the [REW]
button) or press the [OPERATE] button.
BUZZER screen
* * * * * * * * [ BU Z Z E R ]
1 . T A P E * E ND * * * * * *
2 . A L / S E N SOR * I N * *
3 . WARN I NG * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * [ I N / OU T ]
1 . CAME RA * SW * * * * *
2 . R S 2 3 2 C * B . RA T E *
3 . DURA T I ON * * * * * *
4 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*******
* * * * OON
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
*******
* * * * OF F
* * * 9600
* 1 8 0 S EC
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
Set to “ON”
Shown only when the SA-K97U is installed
5 During repeat recording and auto rewind, the buzzer
sounds for about 2 seconds.
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[STOP] button
Playback mode indicator
[OPERATE] indicator
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
FIELD ADV
OPERATE
[OPERATE] button
ON SCREEN
FF
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
MENU
TIME MODE
–
SET
+
[HDR] indicator
[PLAY] button
7-1 Preparation
Connection
Connect the output connectors on the rear panel correctly.
Menu switch setting
Set the menu switches in <VIDEO/VTR MODE> as
required.
5 [DETAIL] ... Factory setting: OFF
Set to “ON” to improve reproduction of picture detail.
However, the S/N ratio will be degraded.
5 [V. PULSE] ... Factory setting: OFF
Set to “ON” to add V. pulse in the normal play (2H or
6H) mode.
5 [CNT MEM SW] ... Factory setting: ON
Counter memory ON/OFF.
• Set to “ON” to use the counter memory function.
5 [AUTO REW] ... Factory setting: OFF
Automatic rewind ON/OFF.
• Set to “ON” to rewind the tape to the beginning when
the tape ends.
5 [REPEAT PLAY] ... Factory setting: OFF
Repeat playback ON/OFF.
• Set to “ON” to execute repeat playback.
* Noise may appear in the picture with tapes not
recorded on the SR-9090U.
Notes on playback
Tapes recorded on this VCR cannot be played back on
standard VHS VCRs. Use this VCR, an S-VHS VCR or a
VCR with SQPB function to play back tapes recorded on
this unit. Also be aware that not all S-VHS VCRs will be
able to play back tapes recorded on this unit, because
some use different S-VHS/VHS detection methods.
Try to avoid operations such as shuttle search or field
advance playback as much as possible. These put a
comparatively high stress load on the tape and can lead
to picture degradation over time.
During shuttle search or field advance playback, noise may
appear. This is normal with this unit and is not a malfunction.
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[TIME MODE+/–] button
7-2 Playback
1 Press the [OPERATE] button to turn the operating mode
on.
The [OPERATE] indicator lights.
2 Press the [TIME MODE +/–] button to set the play mode
to 2H (SP) or 6H (EP) mode.
The [2H] or [6H] indication is shown on the display.
• To play back a tape recorded in the timelapse mode
at slow speed, press the [TIME MODE +/–] button
to set the desired mode (24H, 48H..... 960H) (slow
play).
• Avoid using slow-motion playback continuously for
long periods (more than several hours).
3 Load the recorded cassette correctly.
* If a cassette is loaded when the operating mode is off,
the operating mode is switched on automatically (auto
operate on function).
If the cassette’s safety tab has been removed, the
operating mode is turned on and play starts
automatically (auto play function).
4 Press the [PLAY] button to start play.
The play indicator is shown on the display and
the Play mode is engaged.
When a tape recorded in the HDR mode is played back,
the [HDR] indicator lights.
* No sound is output in the Timelapse Play mode.
When the play mode is set to 2H (SP) or 6H (EP),
playback operates as follows.
• Cassettes recorded in the 2H or ordinary (SP)
Timelapse modes are played back in the 2H (SP)
mode. [2H] is shown on the display.
• Cassettes recorded in the 6H or HDR Timelapse
mode are played back in the 6H (EP) mode. [6H] is
shown on the display
To stop playback
5 Press the [STOP] button.
The tape stops and the Stop mode is engaged.
7 PLAYBACK AND SPECIAL-EFFECTS PLAYBACK
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
[REW] button
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
FIELD ADV
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
[FF] button
[PLAY] button
[REVERSE] button
[PAUSE] button
7-3 Special-Effects Playback
Still playback
1 Press the [PAUSE] button during playback.
The still indicator is shown on the display and
the still picture is shown.
2 Press the [PLAY] button to restore the Normal Play
mode.
The Stop mode is automatically engaged if the VCR
remains in the Still mode for 3 minutes (approx.).
Reverse playback
1 Press the [REVERSE] button in any mode except
Record, Record-Pause or Record Check.
The reverse indicator is shown on the display and
the Reverse mode is engaged.
• The tape is played back in reverse in the 2H or 6H
mode regardless of the playback speed mode setting.
* No sound is output.
2 Press the [PAUSE] button to engage the Still mode.
Field advance playback
To restore the normal playback, press the [PLAY]
button.
1 Press the [PAUSE] button in the Play mode to engage
the Still mode.
2 While pressing the [PAUSE] button, press the [FF]
button or [REW] button.
The operation varies depending on how the [FF] or
[REW] button is pressed.
5 Each time the [FF] button or [REW] button is pressed,
the picture is advanced or reversed one field.
5 When the [FF] button or [REW] button is pressed for
more than 2 seconds, the picture is
advanced or reversed continuously field
by field (continuous field advance
playback).
3 Press the [PAUSE] button in the Continuous Field
Advance Play mode to restore the Still mode.
Press the [PLAY] button to restore normal playback.
• In the Continuous Field Advance Play mode, no
sound is output.
• When continuous field advance playback continues
for about 3 minutes, the Stop mode is automatically
engaged to protect the tape.
• When forward field-by-field playback is switched to
reverse field-by-field playback, noise may appear in
the picture for several seconds.
• During reverse field-by-field playback, noise may
appear in the picture.
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7-3 Special-Effects Playback
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
EJECT
OPERATE
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
RESET/
CANCEL
FF
FIELD ADV
OPERATE
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
[FF] button
[REW] button
[PLAY] button
Shuttle search (reverse and fast-forward) playback
Press the [FF] button or [REW] button in the Play mode to engage the Fast-Forward Shuttle Search mode or Reverse Shuttle
Search mode.
5 Reverse shuttle search
5 Fast-forward shuttle search
Press the [FF] button during play.
The fast-forward search indicator is shown
on the display and the Fast-Forward Shuttle
Search mode is engaged.
Press the [REW] button during play.
The rewind search indicator is shown on the
display and the Reverse Shuttle Search
mode is engaged.
• The operation varies depending on how the [FF] or [REW] button is pressed. Refer to the table below for details.
Type of
recording
Operation of
the [REW] and [FF]
buttons
Tape recorded in the 2H (SP) mode or
the ordinary Timelapse mode
Tape recorded in the 6H (EP) mode or
the HDR Timelapse mode
Press the button once.
7 times 2H (SP) speed (latch).
Press the [PLAY] button to restore the
normal play mode
21 times the 6H (EP) speed (latch).
Press the [PLAY] button to restore the
normal play mode.
Hold the button pressed
for more than 2 seconds.
7 times 2H (SP) speed.
Release the button to restore the normal
play mode.
13 times the 6H (EP) speed.
Release the button to restore the normal
play mode.
• Latch: Even if the button is released, shuttle search
continues.
* During shuttle search, no sound is output.
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7 PLAYBACK AND SPECIAL-EFFECTS PLAYBACK
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
+
–
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
[SET –] button
[REW] button
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
[SEARCH] button
[FF] button
SET
+
[SET +] button
[SHIFT f] button
7-4 Alarm Search/Date and Time Search
There are three different ways you can search a tape position.
When the [SEARCH] button is pressed, the Search mode is engaged. Each time the [SEARCH] button is pressed, the Search
mode changes.
• (Once) alarm search: To search the start of an alarm recording.
(Twice) alarm scan: To play back around the start of each alarm recording for several seconds.
(Three times) date/time search: To search for a recording made at a specified date and time.
Press the [SEARCH] button four times to cancel the Search mode.
Note on date/time search
Recording duration is especially important with timelapse recordings. If the duration is too short, date/time search will not
function correctly. The recording duration must be equivalent to at least 5 seconds at Standard (2H) or EP (6H) speed.
(Example) In the 960-hour normal timelapse mode, the recording time should be 40 minutes or more.
Alarm search
A specified alarm recording is searched and the Stop mode
is engaged.
Alarm search setting screen
A L ARM : S RH * 0 1 * * * * * * * * *
0 0 H 0 0M0 1 S * * F R I * * * * * * *
A L – 0 5 6 * B L P L – 0 4 * AU T O * *
* Z Control
OOMONUMor
. *reel
* * * counter
* M. * * * *
* MACR * * T E L E * * * * A . * * * *
* DA T E E H E UR E * * * * * * * * * *
* DUR E * * BAND E * * * T 4 5 * * *
*********************
*********************
*********************
*********************
* 4 F I N D E * ME NU * * * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Alarm number
(01- 99)
To specify the alarm
recording to be
cued, enter the alarm
number with respect
to the current tape
position in the
forward or reverse
direction.
1 Press the [SEARCH] button once in the Stop mode.
[The VCR enters the Alarm Search mode and the
alarm search setting screen is shown on the monitor.
The [AL01] indication blinks in the record/playback
speed mode indication section on the display.
* To cancel the Alarm Search mode, press the
[SEARCH] button three times.
2 Specify the alarm recording you want to search.
Press the [SET +] or [SET –] button to specify an alarm
number from 01 to 99.
The specified alarm number is shown on the monitor
and the VCR’s display. The alarm number is not
absolute; it depends on the current tape position.
VCR’s display
3 Press the [FF] or [REW] button.
Alarm number
[The VCR fast forwards or rewinds.
When the start of the alarm recording with the
specified alarm number is located, search stops and
the Stop mode is engaged.
The Alarm Search mode is automatically canceled.
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Alarm scan
The section around the start of each alarm recording is played back for
about 5 seconds.
* Playback may start a few seconds after the actual start of the alarm
recording.
* If the interval between alarm recordings is short, the tape may play
back continuously for 5 seconds or more.
* Sound is not output.
Alarm scan screen
A L ARM : S CAN 0 1 * * * * * * * * *
0 0 H 0 0M0 1 S * * F R I * * * * * * *
A L – 0 5 6 * B L P L – 0 4 * AU T O * *
* ZControl
OOMONUM
* * * counter
* M. * * * *
or. *reel
* MACR * * T E L E * * * * A . * * * *
* DA T E E H E UR E * * * * * * * * * *
* DUR E * * BAND E * * * T 4 5 * * *
*********************
*********************
*********************
*********************
* 4 F I N D E * ME NU * * * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
1 Press the [SEARCH] button twice in the Stop mode.
[The Alarm Scan mode is engaged and the [ALARM SCAN] indication
is shown on the monitor screen. The [ALSC] indication is shown in
the display’s record/playback speed mode indication section.
* To release the Alarm Scan mode, press the [SEARCH] button twice.
2 Press the [FF] or [REW] button.
[The VCR fast-forwards or rewinds the tape from the current
position and the section around the start of each alarm recording
is played back for about 5 seconds.
3 Press the [PLAY] button when you want to start playback.
[Normal playback starts and the Alarm Scan mode is canceled.
• To cancel alarm search or alarm scan, press the [STOP] button,
[PLAY] button, [REVERSE] button or the [REW]/[FF] button
(whichever is opposite to the current tape running direction).
• When the end or beginning of the tape is reached during
alarm search or alarm scan, the mode is canceled and the
Stop mode is engaged.
Date/time search setting screen
“Day” setting
Date/time search
“Time” setting
T DA S RH S 0 1 D 0 0 H * * * * * * * *
0 0 H 0 0M0 1 S * * F R I * * * * * * *
– – – – – 6 – – : – – – 0 4 * AU T O * *
* Z OOMONUM . * * * * * M . * * * *
* MACR * * T E L E * * * * A . * * * *
* Search
DA T E E H data
E UR Eduring
* * * * * *tape
****
* running
DUR E * * B(month,
AND E * * *day,
T45 * * *
*********************
* hour,
* * * * *minute)
***************
*********************
*********************
* 4 F I N D E * ME NU * * * * * * * *
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*
A section recorded at a specified date and time is searched and the
Stop mode is engaged.
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
1 Press the [SEARCH] button three times in the Stop mode.
[The Date/Time Search mode is engaged and the date/time
search setting screen is shown on the monitor.
“td 0100” is shown on the VCR’s display.
* To cancel the Date/Time Search mode, press the [SEARCH]
button once.
2 Press the [SET +] or [SET –] button to set the “date” you want to
VCR’s display
search (01 - 31).
3 Press the [SHIFT f] button so that “hour” blinks.
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the “hour” you want to search (00 - 23).
5 Press the [FF] button or [REW] button.
“Day” setting
T DA S R F S 1 2 D 1 9 H * * * * * * *
0 0 H 0 0M0 1 S * * F R I * * * * * *
1 0 – 1 0 6 1 5 : 3 0 – 0 4 * AU T O *
* Z OOMONUM . * * * * * M . * * *
* MACR * * T E L E * * * * A . * * *
* DA T E E H E UR E * * * * * * * * *
* DUR E * * BAND E * * * T 4 5 * *
********************
********************
********************
********************
* 4 F I N D E * ME NU * * * * * * *
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*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
“Hour” setting
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Set value
19:00 on 12
Search data
during tape
running
(15:30 on
Oct. 10)
[The VCR fast-forwards or rewinds the tape from the current
position to search the specified date and time. When the recording
is located, the Stop mode is engaged.
The Date/Time Search mode is canceled.
• During date/time search, the month, day, hour and minute which are
being searched are shown on-screen.
• If the specified date and time cannot be found and the tape ends, the
Date/Time Search mode is canceled and the Stop mode is engaged.
Notes:
• If the specified date and time is near the start of an alarm
recording, the date/time search may not be successful.
• If the specified date/time is the same as the timer-recording start
time, the VCR may not operate correctly.
• Date/time search cannot be executed if no date and time are
available in the search direction.
7 PLAYBACK AND SPECIAL-EFFECTS PLAYBACK
7-5 Repeat Playback
The tape is automatically rewound and played back
repeatedly.
• To execute repeat playback, set <REPEAT PLAY> in
<VTR MODE> to “ON”.
VIDEO/VTR MODE screen
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . I NPU T * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . V . PU L S E * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . HDR * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . CN T * MEM * SW * * * * * *
3 . POWE R * ON * R E C * * * *
4 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OON
* * OF F
Auto rewind
When the tape ends during recording, playback, or forward
search, the VCR automatically rewinds the tape to the start
and enters the Stop mode.
• To auto-rewind the tape, set the <AUTO REW> menu
switch in <VTR MODE> to “ON”.
VIDEO/VTR MODE screen
Set to “ON”.
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . I NPU T * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . V . PU L S E * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . HDR * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . CN T * MEM * SW * * * * * *
3 . POWE R * ON * R E C * * * *
4 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OON
* * OF F
* * OF F
Set to “ON”.
Set to “OFF”.
Note:
• When the <REPEAT PLAY> or <REPEAT REC>
menu switch is set to “ON”, the tape restarts playback
or recording after rewinding to the beginning.
7-6 Counter Memory Function
When the counter memory function is ON, the VCR
automatically enters the Stop mode when the control tape
counter reaches “00:00:00” or when the reel tape counter
reaches “0000” in the FF or REW mode.
VIDEO/VTR MODE
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . I NPU T * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . V . PU L S E * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . HDR * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . CN T * MEM * SW * * * * * *
3 . POWE R * ON * R E C * * * *
4 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OF F
* * OON
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
5 To activate the counter memory function, set <CNT
Set to “ON”.
Operation
1 Select the counter display mode.
SR-9090U
REC
EJECT
OPERATE
MEM SW> in <VTR MODE> to “ON”.
• Press the [DISPLAY] button on the front panel to set
the counter display mode to the control tape counter or
reel tape counter.
2 Press the [CNT RESET] button at the position
where you want to stop the tape.
[ The counter is set to “00H00M00S” or “0000”.
OPERATE
5 Execute recording or playback.
HDR
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
–
SET
+
[CNT RESET] button
[DISPLAY] button
3 Engage the Stop mode and press the [FF] or [REW]
button.
[When the counter reaches “00H00M00S” or “0000”,
the Stop mode is automatically engaged.
Note:
• Repeat record/play, auto rewind and alarm search/
alarm scan/date and time search have priority over
the counter memory function.
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7 PLAYBACK AND SPECIAL-EFFECTS PLAYBACK
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
–
+
V. LOCK
–
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
+
–
SET
+
[V.LOCK +/–] buttons
[TRACKING +/–] buttons
7-7 Tracking/V. Lock Adjustment
When noise appears in the picture in the
Play/Field Advance mode
Tracking adjustment is possible in the following modes.
• 2H (SP), 6H (EP) and timelapse play mode
• Field advance play
When a picture moves up and down in the
Still mode and Timelapse Play mode
Press either the [V.LOCK+/–] button to minimize vertical
jitter.
5 Press either the [TRACKING +/–] button until picture
noise is eliminated or minimized.
To return to the Tracking Preset mode, press the + and
– buttons simultaneously.
7-8 V. PULSE
When the picture is distorted, set the <V. PULSE> menu
switch in <VIDEO MODE> to “ON”.
This menu switch is effective only in the 2H and 6H modes.
Normally set to “OFF”.
• In the Still or Timelapse Play mode, V. pulses are always
output.
VIDEO/VTR MODE screen
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . I NPU T * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . V . PU L S E * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . HDR * * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . CN T * MEM * SW * * * * * *
3 . POWE R * ON * R E C * * * *
4 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * * * *
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*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* ***
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OON
*****
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
• When cameras synchronized with a power supply are
switched with a switcher, the pictures may be distorted at
the switching point. This switch locks the monitor to
prevent distortion of the displayed picture.
(Only operates in the Normal Play [2H/6H] mode)
Set to “ON”.
8 TROUBLESHOOTING
8-1 Error Indications
Error indications are shown on the display whenever
condensation occurs or there are problems with cassette
loading, unloading or mechanism operation.
Display section
5 When a problem occurs, the error indication “E-**” lights
(when the <WARNING> menu switch in <F. DISP> is
set to “ON”).
5 When any one of error indications (E01 - E08) is shown,
a 12-V warning signal is output from the rear panel’s
WARNING OUT connector.
Error indication
BUZZER screen
* * * * * * * * [ BU Z Z E R ]
1 . T A P E * E ND * * * * * *
2 . A L / S E N SOR * I N * *
3 . WARN I NG * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * [ I N / OU T ]
1 . CAME RA * SW * * * * *
2 . R S 2 3 2 C * B . RA T E *
3 . DURA T I ON * * * * * *
4 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E *
5 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * *
7 . RE P EAE * REC * * * *
5 When the <WARNING> menu switch in <BUZZER> is set to
“ON”, the buzzer sounds if a problem occurs (E-01 - E-08
and E-11 (during recording)).
When an error indication appears or the buzzer sounds,
turn the operating mode on again to clear the error
indication and buzzer sound (E-01-E07).
When the error indication “E-**” is shown, turning the
operating mode on again may not clear the problem. In
this case, consult your local JVC dealer.
Error
indication
Contents
VCR operation
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*******
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * OON
*******
* * * * OF F
* * * 9600
* 1 8 0 S EC
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
Buzzer sound
Measures
E-01
Problem with loading operation
The operating mode is turned off.
Turn the operating mode on again.
E-02
Problem with unloading operation
The operating mode is turned off.
Turn the operating mode on again.
E-03
Problem with supply reel rotation
The operating mode is turned off.
Turn the operating mode on again.
E-04
Problem with drum rotation
The operating mode is turned off.
Turn the operating mode on again.
E-05
Problem with take-up reel rotation
The operating mode is turned off.
Turn the operating mode on again.
E-06
Problem with capstan rotation
The operating mode is turned off.
Turn the operating mode on again.
E-07
Problem with eject operation
The operating mode is turned off.
Turn the operating mode on again.
E-08
Condensation
The cassette is ejected and the
drum starts rotating.
Cassette loading is not possible.
Turn the operating mode on and
wait until the error indication goes
out.
E-09
Error with recording check
(recording defect)
The head cleaner in the VCR
cleans the heads.
Clean the heads with a head
cleaning tape, then check the
recording picture quality again. The
tape may be defective. Replace the
tape and check again.
If the picture quality is still inferior,
contact your local JVC dealer.
E-10
Insufficient battery capacity for
clock and timer backup.
If a power failure occurs, clock and
timer setting data and record/
playback speed settings may be
reset.
Consult your local JVC dealer for
replacement of the built-in battery.
E-11
No input video signal
E-12
It is not possible to write in
EEPROM.
E-13
The tape is broken.
—
—
Input video signals.
Consult your local JVC dealer.
The cassette is ejected. The error
indication is shown only while the
cassette is being ejected.
Replace the cassette.
Consult your local JVC dealer.
E-98
System error
The operating mode is turned off.
E-99
System error
The operating mode is turned off.
This unit uses a microprocessor and may not function properly if there is external noise or interference. In this case, turn the
operating mode off and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then plug the power cord in again and check operation.
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8 TROUBLESHOOTING
8-2 No Error Indication
Symptoms
No power is supplied.
Operation buttons have no effect
during recording and playback.
No picture is shown during
playback.
Causes
q Is the power cord disconnected?
q Is the [TIMER] indication shown?
q Is the Operation Lock mode
engaged?
Is the Operation Lock mode
engaged?
q Is the monitor connected correctly?
q Is the [TIMER] indication lit?
Noise appears in the picture in
the Shuttle Search mode, Still
mode and Field Advance mode.
Noise appears in part of the
playback picture.
When the cassette is played
back, the picture becomes
rough or disappears.
This is not a malfunction.
No sound is heard during
playback.
q Are you recording in a timelapse
mode? If so, sound is not recorded.
q During alarm scan, no sound is
output.
Recording is impossible.
Has the cassette safety tab been
removed?
q Is the clock set correctly? Is the
timer properly programmed?
q Is the [TIMER] indication lit?
Is the [TIMER] indication lit?
Timer recording is not working.
The clock cannot be set.
Tape running sound is heard in
the Record, Play, FF and REW
modes.
The time/date is not shown.
Auto REW and repeat recording
are not possible during
recording.
Camera image is not switched.
External recording is not
possible.
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Remedies
q Connect the power cord to an AC outlet.
q Press the [TIMER] button so that the
[TIMER] indication goes out.
q Release the Operation Lock mode.
Release the Operation Lock mode.
q Connect the monitor correctly.
q Press the [TIMER] button to clear the
[TIMER] indication.
—
Is the tracking adjusted properly?
Dust may have accumulated on the
video heads.
During recording and playback, the
VCR’s motor and rotary heads are
running. The sound this generates is
normal and not a malfunction.
q Is the clock set?
q Is the <ON SCREEN MODE>
menu switch set to “OFF”?
Is the <TAPE END MODE> menu
switch in <ALARM/SENSOR
MODE> set to “STOP”?
Is the <CAMERA SW> menu switch
in <IN/OUT> set to “OFF”?
Is the <REPEAT REC> menu switch
in the <VTR MODE> menu set to
“ON”?
Adjust the tracking with the [TRACKNG
+/–] button.
Clean the heads with a commerciallyavailable head cleaning tape. If the picture
quality is still unsatisfactory, consult your
local JVC dealer.
Use a tape on which sound is recorded.
Paste a piece of cellophane tape over
the hole.
q Check again.
q Check it again.
Press the [TIMER] button so that the
[TIMER] indication goes out.
If you feel it is too noisy, install the VCR
in a rack.
q Set the clock.
q Set the <ON SCREEN MODE> menu
switch to “ON”.
Set the <TAPE END MODE> menu
switch to “OFF”.
When setting the camera switching timing on
this unit, set the menu switch to “1 FIELD” or
“2 FIELD”.
To perform repeat recording using external
recording activation, set <REPEAT REC>
to “OFF” and <AUTO REW> to “ON”.
9 OPTIONAL SA-K97U RS-232C INTERFACE BOARD
Functions that can be controlled with front panel buttons and switches can also be controlled from a personal computer when
the optional SA-K97U RS-232C interface board is installed. Operation status can also be monitored on the computer.
9-1 Installation of the SA-K97U
The procedure is shown below. However, to avoid
electric shock or injury, contact your local JVC
service center for details.
Rear panel
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
Y/C
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
RESET IN RESET IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT RESET OUT
IN
REMOTE
MIC
Note:
To avoid electric shock, be sure to unplug the power
cord from the AC outlet before installing the SA-K97U.
OUT
SA-K97U installation section
1. Detach the top cover.
1.
Top cover
Note:
Be careful when removing the top cover. The edges of
the cover could injure you if handled improperly.
Remove the 4 screws securing the top cover and lift it off.
2.
Plate
Screws
2. Detach the plate in the VCR.
Remove the 2 screws on the rear panel. Detach the plate
from the inside of the VCR.
3. Detach the SA-K97U’s wire.
* The SA-K97U’s wire is not used.
3.
4.
Screws
Wire (not used)
4. Install the SA-K97U in the VCR.
Hold the board as shown in the illustration and secure it
using the screws removed previously in step 2.
5. Connect the VCR’s wire to the SA-K97U’s connector.
• Check the direction of the connector and connect it.
• Press both ends of the connector to firmly connect it.
SA-K97U
6. Replace the top cover on the VCR and secure it with the
four screws previously removed in step 1.
5.
Connector
Wire
SA-K97U
AC~IN
AC120V~50/60Hz
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
REMOTE
MIC
Y/C
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
CAM SW ALARM ALARM
RESET IN RESET IN
REC OUT
IN
OUT
ALARM
SERIES
TAPE WARNING CLOCK
COM
RESET END OUT
OUT RESET OUT RESET OUT
OUT
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9 OPTIONAL SA-K97U RS-232C INTERFACE BOARD
9-2 SA-K97U Specifications
9-pin connector specifications
Pin NO.
Signals
Operations
Direction of signals
2
RXD
Receive data
VTR p CPU
3
TXD
Transmit data
VTR [ CPU
4
DTR
Data terminal ready
VTR [ CPU
5
GND
Signal ground
6
DSR
Data set ready
VTR p CPU
Output level
ON : +5 V or more
OFF: –5 V or less
Data format
5 Mode
: Non-synchronized
5 Character length
: 8 bits
5 Data rate
: 600,1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 bps
(switched with on-screen menu switch, set to 9600 bps before shipment)
5 Parity check
: No
5 Stop bit
: 1 bit
Configuration
0 (SPACE)
1 (MARX)
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Start bit D0 D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 Stop bit
6
9
1
2
3
4
5
9 OPTIONAL SA-K97U RS-232C INTERFACE BOARD
9-3 SA-K97U RS-232C Protocol & Commands
RS-232C protocol
This VCR is provided with JVC basic table commands in addition to the JVC table-1 commands shown below.
The commands in the shaded area in the table below are contained in both the JVC table-1 and JVC basic table. The JVC basic
table commands include only those in the shaded areas.
JVC table-1
0
0
1
2
COMPLETION
ERROR
1 2
3
4
Data “0” ENTER
5
Data “1” CLEAR
ERROR
Data “2”
6
TIMER
ON
TIMER
OFF
PRG/CLK
7
ON SCREEN
ON
ON SCREEN
OFF
ROM VER
3 CASSETTE
OUT
4
Data “3”
SHFT+
POS V+
Data “4”
SHFT–
5
Data “5”
SET+
ON SCREEN
SELECT
POS H+
6
NOT
TARGET
ALARM
INPUT
Data “6”
7
Data “7”
8
9
Data “8”
Data “9”
A
ACK
B
NAK
PLAY
CLEAR
A
B
VISS
FWD
VISS
REV
C
D
FRAME CODE
(COUNT)
REC
DEVICE
CHECK
TYPE
HOUR METER
SENSE
REV
PLAY
PL .AL COUNT
SENSE
TL STATUS
SENSE
STATUS
SENSE
TL STATUS
SET
OPE LOCK
ON
OPE LOCK
OFF
REC
FF
OPERATE OFF
MODE
SHIFT
MODE
DATE SET
E
STILL
E
F
AL . PL
RESET
COUNT
RESET
EJECT SEARCH
(VISS)
OPERATE ON
STOP
9
CANCEL
C
D
F
SET–
8
TIME SET
REC
PAUSE
JVC
TABLE1 ON
JVC
TABLE1 OFF
REC
REQUEST
VTR INQ
REW
F-FIELD
STEP
R-FIELD DATE
STEP
SENSE
TIME
SENSE
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9 OPTIONAL SA-K97U RS-232C INTERFACE BOARD
9-3 SA-K97U RS-232C Protocol & Commands
This section provides technical data for programmers.
Command description
To use the commands described in the following pages, prepare the VCR for communications as follows:
Transmit the command “JVC TABLE 1 ON” (F6H) to the VCR. The VCR will return “ACK” (0AH). When the operating mode is turned on,
the VCR is in the “ON” status.
The VCR can now receive any command described in this section. To cancel the communications mode, transmit the command “JVC
TABLE 1 OFF” (F7H).
1 VCR control commands
Commands (1) through (12) are 1-byte commands. The VCR will return “ACK” (0AH) when the command is received. Confirm that “ACK”
(0AH) has been returned before transmitting the next command.
(1)
OPERATE ON (7BH)
OPERATE OFF (7CH)
(2) PLAY (3AH)
(3) STILL (4FH)
(4) STOP (3FH)
(5) FF (ABH)
(6) REW (ACH)
(7) REV PLAY (4AH)
(8) TIMER ON (60H)
TIMER OFF (61H)
(9) OPE LOCK ON (69H)
OPE LOCK OFF (6AH)
(10) EJECT (A3H)
(11) F-FIELD STEP (ADH)
(12) R-FIELD STEP (AEH)
(13) REC CHECK (C1H)
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
VCR operating mode is turned “ON”.
VCR operating mode is turned “OFF”.
Playback
Pause/Still
Stop
FF/Forward search in the Play mode.
REW/Reverse search in the Play mode.
Reverse playback at normal speed
Timer “ON”
Timer “OFF”
Operation lock “ON”
Operation lock “OFF”
Cassette ejection
VCR returns “ACK”, and then returns CASSETTE OUT (03H) after cassette has been ejected.
: Advances the tape by one field when the VCR is in the Still mode and engages the Still mode.
If the VCR is in any other play mode, the Still mode is engaged.
: Reverses the tape by one field when the VCR is in the Still mode and engages the Still mode.
If the VCR is in any other play mode, the Still mode is engaged.
: Engages REC CHECK. (function is the same as when locally controlled on the VCR.)
Before transmitting either of the following commands ((14) or (15)), first transmit REC/DUB REQUEST (FAH), and confirm that “ACK” (0AH) is
returned by the VCR.
(14) REC (CAH)
: Starts recording. The VCR returns “ACK” (0AH).
If the cassette tape’s safety tab [REC TAB] has been removed, NAC (0BH) is returned.
• When REC PAUSE (FAH + CBH) is sent in the Record mode, the Record-Pause mode is
engaged.
• When STOP (3FH) is sent in the Record mode, the Stop mode is engaged.
: Engages Record-Pause mode. The VCR returns “ACK” (0AH).
If the cassette tape’s safety tab has been removed, NAC (0BH) is returned.
• To re-start recording, transmit REC (FAH+CAH).
• To cancel Record-Pause, transmit STOP (3FH). The VCR will enter the Stop mode.
(15) REC PAUSE (CBH)
After transmitting commands VISS FWD (16) or VISS REV (17), transmit the appropriate numeric data (1-byte ASCII codes from 30H to 39H)
and the data input command (40H).
ASCII codes “30H – 39H” correspond with the numbers “0 – 9” (ie.: 0: 30H, 1: 31H, ... 9: 39H).
Each byte of numeric data and the data input command should be transmitted separately with “ACK” (0AH) confirmation from the VCR after
each transmission. * Transmit the commands (16) and (17) in the Stop mode.
(16) VISS FWD (B0H)
: To advance the tape in the forward search mode to the designated alarm-input point. The alarm
point’s 2-byte numeric data should be input after transmission of this command.
: To reverse the tape in the reverse search mode to the designated alarm-input point. The alarm
point’s 2-byte numeric data should be input after transmission of this command.
(17) VISS REV (B1H)
Eg: To search for the 3rd alarm-input point from the current position.
TXD
RXD
30H
B0H
0AH
33H
0AH
40H
0AH
0AH
Search start
01H (or 05H)
Time
The VCR starts search after returning “ACK”. When the specified point is reached, the VCR returns COMPLETION (01H). If the end or
beginning of the tape is reached before the specified point, the VCR returns NOT TARGET (05H). (Sending either the 30H,30H or 30H,31H
command will cause the VCR to search for the 1st alarm-input point).
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After transmitting the VISS SEARCH command (18), transmit the appropriate 2-byte numeric data (from 30H to 39H), the data input command
(40H), and either FF (ABH) or REW (ACH). All commands should be transmitted separately one byte at a time with “ACK” (0AH) confirmation
from the VCR after each transmission. * Execute in the Stop mode.
(18) VISS SEARCH (B3H)
: To search for a designated alarm-input point on the tape.
The VCR starts search after returning “ACK”. When the specified point is reached, the VCR returns COMPLETION (01H). If the end or
beginning of the tape is reached before the specified point, the VCR returns NOT TARGET (05H).
This command differs from commands (16) and (17) only in that the FF (ABH) or REW (ACH) command is included separately.
2 VCR setting commands
Commands available include control of recording/playback mode setting, timelapse VCR operation mode setting, date and time setting, timer
programming, on-screen setting, and others.
5 Recording/playback mode setting commands
Two commands are available. One allows you to rotate through recording/playback modes, the other permits you to directly select the
mode.
(1)
(2)
MODE SHIFT (7DH) : Switches from one recording/playback mode to the next each time the command is transmitted. Use the TL
STATUS SENSE (D6H) command to check the current mode.
Transmit 1 byte at a time with “ACK” (0AH) confirmation from the VCR after each transmission.
MODE (7EH)
: Sets recording/playback mode directly.
After transmitting this command, transmit the appropriate 2-byte ASCII codes (from 30H to 39H) and the data
input command (40H). Correspondence of ASCII codes with recording/playback modes is as shown below.
Eg: To set to “24H”.
TXD
RXD
7EH
31H
0AH
36H
0AH
40H
0AH
Time
0AH
Mode
2H
6H
24H
48H
72H
120H
168H
240H
480H
960H
1st byte
30H
30H
31H
30H
30H
30H
30H
30H
31H
31H
2nd byte
30H
31H
36H
34H
35H
37H
38H
39H
31H
33H
5 Timelapse VCR operation mode setting commands
(1)
TL STATUS SET (86H)
: Set the timelapse VCR operation mode with 3-byte data. Send one byte at a time by checking
ACK (0AH) from the VCR.
TXD
RXD
86H
1st byte
0AH
2nd byte
0AH
3rd byte
0AH
0AH
Time
• The setting details for the first to the third bytes are shown below.
1st byte
BIT
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3rd byte
BIT
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
When the bit is “1”
Repeat recording function ON
Unused
POWER ON REC mode ON
Auto rewind ON
Unused
Series recording function ON
Tape end buzzer ON during recording
Alarm recording buzzer ON
2nd byte
BIT
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
When the bit is “1”
Unused
Alarm recording function ON
Unused
Sensor recording function ON
External recording function ON
Unused
Unused
Warning buzzer ON
When the bit is “1”
Unused
Summer time compensation ON
Unused
Unused
HDR mode ON
Auto record check function ON
Unused
Unused
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5 Date and time setting commands
(1)
DATE SET (8EH)
: Set the current date (month, day, year) for the VCR. After this command (8EH) is sent, input
1-byte numerical data (30H — 39H).
(Example) Oct., 30, 1998
TXD
RXD
8EH
31H
0AH
30H
0AH
33H
30H
0AH
0AH
Month
(2)
TIME SET (8FH)
38H
39H
0AH
0AH
Day
0AH
Time
Year
: Set the current time (hour, minute, second) for the VCR.
After this command (8FH) is sent, input 1-byte numerical data (30H — 39H).
(Example) 15 hours, 29 minutes, 59 seconds
TXD
RXD
8FH
31H
0AH
35H
0AH
Hour
32H
39H
0AH
0AH
Minute
39H
35H
0AH
0AH
0AH
Time
Second
5 Timer programming commands
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
PRG/CLK (62H)
SHIFT – (64H)
SHIFT + (63H)
SET – (66H)
SET + (65H)
CANCEL (67H)
:
:
:
:
:
:
Engages timer programming mode.
Selects setting items. (–)
Selects setting items. (+)
Sets data selected with SHIFT.
Sets data selected with SHIFT.
Cancels program data in timer programming or engages the Cancel Program mode.
Setting procedure is the same as when using the VCR controls. Be sure to transmit commands 1 byte at a time with “ACK” (0AH)
confirmation from the VCR after each transmission.
5 On-screen setting command
(1)
ON SCREEN ON (70H)
: Activates on-screen indication.
ON SCREEN OFF (71H)
: Deactivates on-screen indication.
Setting procedure for the following command (2) is the same as when using the VCR controls. Be sure to transmit commands 1 byte at a
time with “ACK” (0AH) confirmation from the VCR after each transmission.
(2)
ON SCREEN SELECT (74H): Switches the on-screen display items.
POS V+ (73H): Moves the on-screen indication in the vertical direction.
POS H+ (75H): Moves the on-screen indication in the horizontal direction.
5 Other commands
(1)
AL/PL RESET (E1H)
(2)
COUNT RESET (E2H)
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: When transmitted during alarm recording, the recording mode switches back to the previous mode.
The VCR’s “AL” indication goes off. Transmit again after “AL” indicator goes off to reset the alarm/
power loss memory.
: Resets the tape counter to “0000”.
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3 Commands for VCR status verification
When the command is sent, the VCR returns the corresponding information.
(1)
DATE SENSE (BEH)
(2)
TIME SENSE (BFH)
(3)
COUNT CODE (D0H)
(4)
DEVICE TYPE (D1H)
(5)
(6)
VTR INQ (FBH)
PL/AL COUNT SENSE (D5H)
(7)
(8)
HOUR METER SENSE (D2H)
TL STATUS SENSE (D6H)
: The VCR returns the currently set month, day and year as 6 bytes. Each byte has a value of 30H to
39H. 30H corresponds to 0 and 39H to 9.
(Example: For Oct., 14, 1998, the VCR returns 31H, 30H, 31H, 34H, 39H and 38H.)
: The VCR returns the currently set hour, minute and second as 6 bytes. Each byte has a value of
30H to 39H. 30H corresponds to 0 and 39H to 9.
(Example: For 15:30:45, the VCR returns 31H, 35H, 33H, 30H, 34H and 35H.)
: VCR returns the counter data beginning with the 4th digit from the right in 4 bytes. ASCII codes
“30H – 39H” correspond with the numbers “0 – 9” (eg: 1234: 31H, 32H, 33H, 34H).
: VCR returns the last 4 characters of the SR-9090 model name in ASCII code.
39H, 30H, 39H, 30H
: Used to make sure that the connected unit is the VCR. The VCR will return “ACK” (0AH).
: VCR will return a total of 6 bytes. The first 3 bytes show the number of alarm inputs in 3 digits and
the last 3 bytes show the number of power losses in 3 digits. ASCII codes “30H – 39H” correspond
with the numbers “0 – 9” (eg: 123 alarm inputs and 45 power losses: 31H, 32H, 33H, 30H 34H,
35H).
: VCR returns the hour meter data in 5 bytes. (eg: 1234 hours: 31H, 32H, 33H, 34H).
: VCR returns Timelapse mode data in 6 bytes. The contents of each byte are as follows:
1st/2nd byte
Recording/playback mode
Correspondence of the code and the mode is the same as MODE (7EH) (see page 59).
*
3rd byte
Conditions of each setting
BIT
Status when BIT is “1”.
0
Repeat Record mode ON.
1
Power is ON.
2
POWER ON REC mode is ON.
3
Auto rewind mode is ON.
4
Operation lock is ON.*
5
Series recording is ON.
6
Tape end buzzer is ON.
7
Alarm buzzer is ON.
5th byte
Settings status
BIT
Status when BIT is “1”.
0
Always 1.
1
SUMMER TIME is ON.
2
Always 0.
3
Always 0.
4
HDR mode is ON.
5
Auto record check function ON.
6
Always 0.
7
Always 0.
4th byte
Conditions of each setting
BIT
Status when BIT is “1”.
0
Alarm recording is in progress.
1
ALARM REC function is ON.
2
Not defined. Always 0.
3
Sensor recording is ON.
4
External recording function is ON.
5
V.pulse is ON.
6
Always 0.
7
Warning buzzer is ON.
6th byte
Types of warnings
HEX.Data Types of warnings
0
No abnormality
1
Loading error
2
Unloading error
3
Supply reel error
4
Drum error
5
Take-up reel error
6
Capstan error
7
Cassette eject error
8
DEW sensor error.
9
Recording check error
A
Battery backup error
B
Input signal error
Operation with commands from the RS-232C is accepted
even in the Operation Lock mode.
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(9)
STATUS SENSE (D7H)
1st byte
BIT
0 Error
1
2
3
4
Not defined
Not defined
Cassette out
REC inhibit
5 Not defined
6 Not defined
7 Not defined
: The VCR will return current status information in 5 bytes.
Status when BIT is “1”.
Indicates that an illegal command has been received. No further commands will be accepted.
To restore to normal operation, transmit CLEAR ERROR (41H) to the VCR.
Always 0.
Always 0.
The tape has not been loaded.
A tape with no safety tab has been loaded. In this case, no recording commands
will be accepted.
Always 0.
Always 0.
Always 1.
2nd byte
BIT
0 Tape End
1 Tape Begin
2 Not defined
3 Warning
4 Not defined
5 Not defined
6 A EE Mode
7 V EE Mode
Status when BIT is “1”.
Tape end sensor is detected.
Tape begin sensor is detected.
Always 0.
VCR malfunction.*
Always 0.
Always 0.
An externally-input audio signal is being output.
An externally-input video signal is being output.
3rd byte
BIT
0 Not defined
1 Search Mode
2 Repeat Mode
3 Not defined
4 Repeat
5 Counter
6 Timer REC ON
7 Not defined
Status when BIT is “1”.
Always 0.
Search is in progress. (VISS)
Repeat recording is in progress.
Always 0.
VCR’s REPEAT REC menu switch is set to ON.
Counter memory is set to ON.
VCR’s TIMER button is set to ON.
Always 0.
4th byte
BIT
0 Not defined
1 REC Mode
2 Eject
3 Not defined
4 Stop Mode
5 REW Mode
6 FF Mode
7 PB Mode
Status when BIT is “1”.
Always 0.
VCR is in the Record mode.
A cassette is being ejected.
Always 1.
VCR is in the Stop mode.
VCR is in the Rewind mode.
VCR is in the Fast-Forward mode.
VCR is in the Play mode.
5th byte
BIT
0 Speed Code 0
1 Speed Code 1
2 Speed Code 2
3 Speed Code 3
4 Shuttle REV
5 Shuttle FWD
6 Not defined
7 Rec-Pause Mode
Status when BIT is “1”.
VCR’s current tape running mode. See below.
VCR’s current tape running mode. See below.
VCR’s current tape running mode. See below.
VCR’s current tape running mode. See below.
Reverse search is in progress.
Forward search is in progress.
Always 0.
VCR is in the Pause mode.
Contents of 5th byte BIT 0/1/2/3 “Speed Code”
Speed Code
3 2 1 0
BIT
0 0 0 0 Still
0 0 0 1 Timelapse playback
0 1 0 1 Timelapse recording/2H (SP)/6H (EP) playback
1 0 0 0 Search (X7 or X13)
1 0 0 1 Search (X21)
*
When an error occurs in the VCR and the Warning mode is engaged, the third bit of the second byte sent back with the STATUS
SENSE (D7H) is set to “1”, showing the warning status.
In this case, release the warning via the RS-232C with the CLEAR (56H). To release it on the VCR, turn the [OPERATE] button
off and on again.
(10) ALARM INPUT (06H)
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: SR-9090U return code
This is returned when an alarm signal is input during recording.
9 OPTIONAL SA-K97U RS-232C INTERFACE BOARD
4 Others (Input data correction/Error cancellation)
These are return codes from the SR-9090U. (Error-related codes only)
(1)
ERROR (02H)
: This is returned when commands of more than 1 byte are transmitted to the VCR and an illegal command is
received in the 2nd byte (or later) of the transmitted command.
In this status, no command can be accepted and only STATUS SENSE will be returned.
To restore normal operation, transmit CLEAR ERROR (41H) or CLEAR (56H) to the VCR.
CLEAR ERROR (41H) : Used to cancel previously-transmitted 1-byte numeric data when inputting
numeric data such as search point. Also used to cancel error status.
CLEAR (56H)
: Clears the whole command. Cancels the current status and stops the VCR. Also
cancels the error status.
Eg : After setting the recording/playback mode to “L24H”, 32H is mistakenly transmitted . Cancel 32H with
“41H” and input “33H” instead.
TXD
RXD
(2)
NAK (0BH)
7EH
30H
0AH
41H
32H
0AH
0AH
33H
0AH
40H
0AH
0AH
Time
: VCR will return this code when non-defined or non-functional command is received in the 1st byte of the
transmitted command. In this case, it is not necessary to input CLEAR. Check whether the transmitted command
is acceptable to the VCR or not.
3 Commands reference chart
VCR setting commands
VCR control commands
Page
Page
OPERATE ON/OFF
PLAY/REV PLAY
STOP
FF/REW
TIMER ON/OFF
OPE ON/OFF
EJECT
F-FIELD STEP
R-FIELD STEP
REC CHECK
58
58
58
58
58
58
58
58
58
58
REC/REC PAUSE
58
VISS FWD/REV
VISS SEARCH
58
59
5 Recording/playback mode
MODE SHIFT
MODE
59
59
59
5 Timelapse VCR operation mode
TL STATUS SET
5 Date and time setting
DATE SET
TIME SET
59
59
60
60
60
5 Timer programming
PRG/CLK
SHIFT –/+
SET –/+
CANCEL
60
60
60
60
60
5 On-screen setting
ON SCREEN ON/OFF
ON SCREEN SELECT
POS V+
POS H+
5 Others
AL/PL RESET
COUNT RESET
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
Commands for VCR status verification
Page
Byte returned
from VCR
COUNT CODE
DEVICE TYPE
VTR INQ
PL/AL COUNT SENSE
HOUR METER SENSE
61
61
61
61
61
4 bytes
4 bytes
1 byte
6 bytes
4 bytes
TL STATUS SENSE
61
6 bytes
Return codes from VCR
Page
ACK
58
NAK
63
ERROR
63
CASSETTE OUT
58
58
58
62
STATUS SENSE
62
5 bytes
COMPLETION
NOT TARGET
DATE SENSE
61
6 bytes
ALARM INPUT
TIME SENSE
61
6 bytes
Others
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JVC TABLE 1 ON/OFF
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10-1 Tape Reel Counter/Tape Remaining Time Table
The table below shows the tape remaining time with the tape reel counter value in each record/playback speed mode
(when a T-120 tape is used).
Since actual tape remaining time may differ from the values in the table below, use these values for reference only.
When a T-120 tape is used: Tape remaining time when the tape reel counter is “0000” at the beginning of the tape.
Tape reel counter
Record/playback speed modes
HDR OFF
2H
6H
24H
48H
72H
120H
HDR ON
2H
6H
24H
48H
72H
120H
0
2h2m
6h8m
24 h 35 m
49 h 10 m
73 h 45 m
122 h 56 m
500
1 h 47 m
5 h 22 m
21 h 29 m
42 h 58 m
64 h 27 m
107 h 25 m
1,000
1 h 32 m
4 h 38 m
18 h 34 m
37 h 8 m
55 h 42 m
92 h 51 m
1,500
1 h 19 m
3 h 57 m
15 h 50 m
31 h 40 m
47 h 31 m
79 h 12 m
2.000
1h6m
3 h 19 m
13 h 17 m
26 h 35 m
39 h 53 m
66 h 29 m
2,500
54 m
2 h 44 m
10 h 56 m
21 h 53 m
32 h 49 m
54 h 42 m
3,000
43 m
2 h 11 m
8 h 46 m
17 h 32 m
26 h 18 m
43 h 51 m
3,500
33 m
1 h 41 m
6 h 47 m
13 h 34 m
20 h 21 m
33 h 56 m
4,000
24 m
1 h 14 m
4 h 59 m
9 h 59 m
14 h 58 m
24 h 57 m
4,500
16 m
50 m
3 h 22 m
6 h 45 m
10 h 8 m
16 h 54 m
5,000
9m
29 m
1 h 57 m
3 h 54 m
5 h 52 m
9 h 47 m
5,500
3m
10 m
43 m
1 h 26 m
2h9m
3 h 35 m
5,832
0m
0m
0m
0m
0m
0m
Tape reel counter
Record/playback speed modes
HDR OFF
168H
240H
480H
960H
HDR ON
168H
240H
480H
960H
0
172 h 6 m
245 h 52 m
491 h 45 m
983 h 30 m
500
150 h 23 m
214 h 51 m
429 h 42 m
859 h 25 m
1,000
129 h 59 m
185 h 42 m
371 h 24 m
742 h 48 m
1,500
110 h 53 m
158 h 24 m
316 h 49 m
633 h 38 m
2.000
93 h 5 m
132 h 58 m
265 h 57 m
531 h 55 m
2,500
76 h 35 m
109 h 25 m
218 h 50 m
437 h 40 m
3,000
61 h 24 m
87 h 43 m
175 h 26 m
350 h 53 m
3,500
47 h 31 m
67 h 53 m
135 h 46 m
271 h 32 m
4,000
34 h 56 m
49 h 55 m
99 h 50 m
199 h 40 m
4,500
23 h 40 m
33 h 48 m
67 h 37 m
135 h 14 m
5,000
13 h 41 m
19 h 34 m
39 h 8 m
78 h 17 m
5,500
5h2m
7 h 11 m
14 h 23 m
28 h 46 m
5,832
0m
0m
0m
0m
• When the cassette tape is ejected, the tape reel counter is reset to “0000”.
• When the tape is rewound to the beginning in the Repeat Recording or Auto Rewind mode using the counter end output function,
the tape reel counter is reset to “0000”.
Counter end output function: Set the menu switch <CNT TAPE END> to any position except “OFF”.
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10-2 Rear Panel’s Inputs/Outputs
Terminals
CAM SW OUT
Camera switching
signal output
Signal levels
During
recording
Remarks
The switching interval
can be set to “1 field”
or “1 frame” with the
<CAMERA SW> in the
<IN/OUT> setting
screen.
(With the menu switch
set to “1 field”)
(Timelapse recording)
1 field
During
standby
GND
5m sec
Time
Camera switching signal output
Open-collector
output
HV: 5 V
ALARM IN
Alarm signal input
Input at ground
level
LV: 0 V
Min. 400 msec.
HV: 5 V ~ 12 V
ALARM RST IN
Alarm signal reset
input
Input at high
level
Min. 400 msec.
ALARM REC OUT
Alarm recording
mode signal output
TAPE END OUT
Tape end signal
output
WARNING OUT
Warning signal
output
HV:12 V
(output impedance: 4.7 kohms)
Alarm
Record mode
Record mode:
repeat recording ON/auto rewind ON
HV: 12 V
LV: 0 V
Max. 10 mA
About 2
seconds
Record mode:
repeat recording OFF/auto rewind OFF
Output at ground
level
Manual
operation
Tape end
HV: 12 V
(output impedance: 4.7 kohms)
Warning
Output at high
level
Output at high
level
Warning reset
HV: 5 V
CLOCK RESET IN
Clock reset input
Input at ground
level
LV: 0 V
About 100 msec.
CLOCK RESET
OUT
Clock reset output
Output at ground
level
LV: 0 V
About 100 msec.
HV: 5 V
SERIES REC IN
Series recording
signal input
Input at ground
level
LV: 0 V
2.5 - 3 sec.
HV: 5 V
SERIES REC OUT
Series recording
signal output
Output at ground
level
LV: 0 V
2.5 - 3 sec.
HV: 5 V
SERIES REC IN
External automatic
recording signal input
Input at ground
level
External recording
Min. 400 msec.
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10-3 Specifications
5 Recording system Luminance: FM recording
Color: down-converted direct
recording
5 Signal system
NTSC-type color signal,
EIA monochrome signal,
525 lines/60 fields
5 Tape speed
33.35 mm/sec., Standard (2H)
mode
11.12 mm/sec., Extended (6H)
mode
2 hours (Standard (2H) mode),
5 Recording and
playback time
6 hours (Extended (6H) mode), 24,
48, 72, 120, 168, 240, 480, 960
(with T-120
hours (including the HDR recording/
cassette)
playback mode)
(Timelapse mode: field recording)
Month, day, year, hours, minutes,
seconds, recording mode, alarm
input data, power loss data
Variable
16H
Approx. two years (may be less
depending on the operating
environment)
5 Display position
5 Character size
5 Power backup
[Alarm]
Input at ground level
Negative pulse output (5 msec.)
Open-collector output
Power cord x 1
5 Alarm input
5 Camera switching
output
5 Accessory
Within about 4 minutes
(with T-120 cassette)
AC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
19 watts
Outer dimensions
360
370
30%RH or more, 80%RH or less
–20°C — 60°C
115
360 (W) x 115 (H) x 370 (D) mm
Approx. 5.5 kg
5°C — 40°C
113
5 Fast-forward/
rewind time
5 Power supply
5 Power
consumption
5 Dimensions
5 Weight
5 Operating
temperature
5 Operating humidity
5 Storage
temperature
[Time/date]
5 Display
[Video System]
5 Signal output
5 Horizontal
resolution
5 Video S/N
LINE 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced BNC
Y/C Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced (burst)
LINE 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced BNC
Y/C Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced (burst)
400 lines or more (with an HG tape)
43 dB or more (2H mode) (with an
HG tape)
[Audio system]
5 Number of tracks
5 Line input
5 Mic input
5 Line output
5 Frequency
response
5 Audio S/N
5 Wow and flutter
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1 (normal)
–8 dBs, 50 kohms, unbalanced RCA
–67 dBs, 600 ohms, unbalanced
–8 dBs, 1 kohm, unbalanced RCA
100 Hz — 10 kHz (2H mode)
40 dB or more (2H mode at 4%
distortion level)
0.15% WRMS or less (2H mode)
360
SR-9090U
REC
REC
STOP
REC
CHECK
HDR
REW REVERSE PAUSE PLAY
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
FF
FIELD ADV
OPERATE
SHIFT
TRACKING
FIELD REV
EJECT
OPERATE
–
+
V. LOCK
–
+
TIMER SEARCH DISPLAY LOCK CNT RESET
–
SET
+
2
5 Signal input
Unit: mm
* Design and specifications subject to change without
notice.
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VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
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